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VOL. XVII NO. 217. BARRE, VE11MOXT, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1913. TRICE,- ONE CENT. THE BARRE 1ES COYOTES EAT WAR VICTIMS Gruesome Discoveries on a Mexican Battlefield by Americans . TWO WOUNDED MEN PICKED UP ON FIELD General Villa Keeps After the Defeated and Flee ing Federals El Paso, Texas, Nov. 28. Coyotes have attacked the graves of the federal and rebel soldiers killed in the battle at Ticrra Blanra this week and buried on the battlefield. In another place the wind has blown away the thin layer of sand which had been thrown over the bodies. Americans on visiting the field on Thanksgiving dny also found two wound ed soldiers, whom they sent to the hos pital at Samalayuca a few miles south of the bnttlefield. The body of a rebel soldier who had been taken prisoner by the- federals during the battle was found ltnging to a tree. ,The federals have torn up the rail road track and destroyed the telegraph line in many places to prevent General Villn's troops from pursuing by train. A work tram sent to the soutn to re pair the line so that Villa can proceed to Chihuahua heard that three hundred cavalry horses, abandoned by the fed erals in this retreat, have been found by rebel scouts several miles below the battlefield. ; ' ONE MILL SETTLES WITH ITS FIREMEN Amerfcan Woolen Co. at Lawrence, Mass., Reached Agreement and Its Fire Men Went Back to Work To-day. Lawrence, Mass.. Nov. 28. An agree ment was reached between the American Woolen company and its striking fire men, as the result of which the firemen returned to work in the company's mills to-day. The men struck for an 8-hour day, and the nature of the settlement has not been made public. The Ameri can Woolen company employs 76 licensed firemen. The men were still out in the Other mills to-dny. ' " ' NO SYMPATHETIC STRIKE. Schenectady Railroad Co. Men Did Not Join General Electric Men. Schenectady, ' N. Y.', Nov. 28. Mem bers of the state . board of mediation arrived to-day in an effort to settle the strike of 14,000 employes of the General Electric company. A conference between officials of the company, the strike com mittee and Socialist Mayor Lunn was to take place to-day. The threatened sym pathetic strike of the employes of the Schenectady Railroad company did not materialize to-day, MARKED INCREASE IN R. R. CASUALTIES 140 More Killed and 8,283 More Injured on United States Railroads for Quarter of 1913 Than in Same Period in 1912. ' Washington, D.' C, Nov. 28. The in terstate commerce commission's accident bulletin was issued to-day for the quar ter ending June 30 last. It shows that as compared with , the returns for the corresponding quarter in 1912 there was an increase of 140 in the number killed and 8,283 injured in railroads accidents in the United States. Defective railway and equipment caused more than 69 per cent of all de railments. The total number of casual ties for all classes of accidents incident to railroading during the quarter was 2,535 killed and 49,911 injured. The to tal number of collision and derailments reported for the quarter was 3,590, of which .350 affected passenger trains. FERDINAND GOES BACK TO THRONE Thus Giving Lie to Repeated Reports . x That He Intended to Abdicate Bulgarian Power. Vienna, Nov. 20. King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, whose Jong sojourn in Austria led to the repeated reports that he in tended to abdicate his tlirone, left for Sofia this morning. CONVICTS AS MINSTRELS. Thirteen of Them at Windsor Enter tained Their Fellows. Windsor, Nov. '28. The spirit of Thanksgiving yesterday entered the Ver mont state prison here, when the 200 convicts were treated to a minstrel show given by 13 of their fellow inmates. It was a splendidly rendered program and the costumes were elaborately devised. Jokes, ballads, buck and wing dancing, violin and piano solos and vocal duets made up the program. One of the features was the address by a convict, who said he wanted to start a prison paper to be called the Monitor. This publication is to be pat ented after the paper now printed in the Inisons in Ohio and Minnesota. His idea las been recommended by Supt. Lovell and will soon be brought to the atten tion of the state board of prison com missioners. A number of townspeople were present at the prison chapel yesterday to encour age the convicts their efforts to improve. TO BE MOTHER OF 15 BABIES Mrs. L. Bracket Bishop of Chicago Will Adopt Fifteen Varieties as Deter , mined by Nationality. Chicago, Nov. 28. Mrs. L. Bracket Bishop, wife of a wealthy business man, made known yesterday that she plans to become the mother by -adoption of 15 children, each to represent one of the 15 most characteristic racial types. Her plans became known when her representatives visited local orphan asy lums in search of the nucleus of her future family. Mrs. Bishop later said that friends now touring Europe had been asked to find babies representing such races as she could not recruit in Chicago. The unique family, according to Mrs. Bishop, will include a negro baby, on In dian, an Arab, a Japanese, a Malay, a German, a Chinese, a Scandinavian, an American, an Irish, and babies repre senting several of the South American countries. Jn explaining her plan Mrs. Bishop said she waB in hopes of obtaining babies in which the racial characteristics of each promised to develop most thor oughly. The plan, she said, had been under consideration since the death of her two daughters, 25 years ago. Mr. Bishop opposed it until recently, how ever, when she said he had been won over. She is in hopes of getting babies about one year old. "We will move from the hotel where we are now living to a comfortable, good sized house in the outskirts as soon as the family is started," said Mrs. Bishop "and we intend to bring the children up as nearly as possible as the American family of moderate means. "They will go to the public schools and I hope to show that in spite of their different nationalities and racial traits they will grow as brothers and sisters as I mean to be a mother to them all." ' Mrs. Bishop said some oi her" friends had attempted to dissuade her from the idea, suggesting that the family would become known as I he Human oo. SKIDDING AUTO KILLS WOMAN. And Her Child Was Injured at Wren tham, Mass. i Wrentham, Mass., Nov. 28. With her 4-year-old child in her arms, Mrs. Joseph Smith of West Somerville, Mass., was thrown from her husbands automobile, when the machine skidded yesterday aft ernoon and was killed. She sustained a fracture of the skull and died five minutes after a physician arrived. The child escaped with a brok en arm. Medical Examiner Gallison of Franklin was called and the body was taken in charge by a North Attleboro undertaker. TALK OF THE TOWN Charles Barrows, jr., of Vergennes ar rived in the city yesterday to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Bar rows, of Central street. Ovila W. Boyea of . Highland avenue left this afternoon for his former home in Malonc, N. Y., where he will spend several days with relatives. Henry (1 Whitaker of Chicago arrived in the city yesterday for a few days' visit at the home of his father, Dr. E. B. Whitaker, of Merchant street. W. H. Dewey, who has been engaged in this city for the past few week constructing the roof on the new North Barre school house, has returned to his hornet, at Laconia, N. II. Adolphus Gonyo, who recently under went an operation for appendicitis at the Heaton hospital in Montpelier, has returned home and is now able to be out of doors. Mr, Gonyo will resume his duties in the, city water department. The big bowling contest at the l'a Ta llin Alleys is still on and interest is run ning higher than, ever. Don't fail to make the best of the offers. Never be fore has such an appealing contest been arranged; prizes worth over $30 to be given away. . Drop in and see us any time. ' Misses Nina Bottinelli and Ida Bianchi returned this morning from Burlington, where thev spent Thanksgiving with friends. I'eodoro Bottinelli of Chicago is spending a few daya with relatives on High Hoi born street. Miss Anna Boulan ger resumed her duties in A. P. Ab bott & Co. 'a store, after spending a few (lays in Websterville. Thanksgiving day at the City hotel was the occasion of one of the biggest dinners the management has served in years. There were many townspeople entertained at the house at the dinner hour, Landlord Snow serving no less than seventy-six people from 1 o'clock until 3. Among the out-of-town guests who registered yesterday and to-day were C. L. Russell of Sunapee, N. H., Mr. and Mrs. Louis Crouch of Boston, Mr. and Mrs. John Leonard of New York, II. F. Baldwin of Burlington, O. M. Holer of New York and C. C. Bownton, of Chcsine, Conn. , Harry F. Baldwin, who has been pass im; the summer and fall in Brandon, ar rived in the city yesterday for a few days' visit with friends. Mr. Baldwin has been engaged to manage the Allen hardware store in Winooski during the absence of the proprietor, who is to pass the winter in California.. He will go to Winooski to-morrow and in connection with' his new duties he will conduct a correspondence school In lettering, along the lines of the school which he opened in Barre last year. J. he school will be located in the Strong building in Bur lington. Mrs. John Gray of North Seminary street is suffering rather painful burns as the result of a peculiar mishap which she experienced while serving refresh ments in Clan Gordon hall Thanksgiving eve. It was during the intermission of a dance that Mrs. Gray was carry ing a tray of coffee from the kitchen to the hall. She was trying to thread her way through the crowd without spilling the contents of several coffee cups on the tray, and as she started to pass through a door, someone came from the opposite direction and upset the coffee bv pushing tne door against it. Hot coffee flew in every direction and "Mrs. Gray was badly spattered in several places. Friends thought she had been badly burned and rushed her to the Cummings 4 Lewis pharmacy, where one of the druggists applied healing lo tions. There were several painful burns about the neck and breast, but Dr. John H. Woodruff, who was hastily sum moned, eaid they" were mostly superficial. Mrs. Gray was removed to her home, where her condition to-day was reported to be comfortable. HOODOO STICKS TO BUILDING Another Fire Blazes Out in a New York Sky scraper NEIGHBORS DRIVEN INTO THE STREETS There Have Been Numerous Fires, in Addition to Wall Collapse New York, Nov. 28. A loss of up wards of $100,000 was caused early to day bv a lire which completely burned out four of the upper floors of the Liv ingstone building at the corner ot west Broadway and Third street. When this building was in the course of construc tion in 1898 one of the walla fell into the street, killing twenty people, and since then the building has been visited by numerous fires, the origin of which some times was unexplained. . Such was the case to-day, and the blaze was so spectacular and threaten ing that the occupants of a six story apartment house adjoining were ordered from their ; beds and driven into the street. TRIED TO HANG HIMSELF. Joseph W. Richardson of Rutland Was Jealous of His Wife. Rutland, Nov. 28Undcr the influence of what is declared by his wife to be ill-founded jealousy, inflamed by much liquor, Joseph W. Richardson, a machin ist employed by the Rutland Manufac turing company, attempted to take his own life early Wednesday by hanging himself to the bedpost, with a strip of blanket. He made the attempt in the sleeping room of his wife, who heard him, and he was prevented from carry ing out his intentions. The man him self declared to the authorities that he made no attempt upon his life, but the statement that he did is borne out by his wife, her sister, Miss Marion Hier, and a boarder, Lorenzo Sprague. Spragne is employed at the new theatre, and it is alleged that Richardson suspected him of over friendly relations with his wife. FOUR MILLION FUND EXCEEDED Total of $4,061,300 Raised in Fortnight for New York Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. New Y'ork, Nov. 28. The campaign for a $4,000,000 fund for the Young Men's Christian association and the Young Women's Christian association, which has been in progress for the last fortnight, closed successfully Wednesday night when it was announced that a to tal of $4,061,500 had been reached. IN POLICE COURT. Thanksgiving Eve Two Men Were Taken to Headquarters. Thanksgiving eve saw. a pair of early holiday celebrators gathered into the arms of the law and lodged at police headquarters over night. Officer John W. Dineen went to 88 Maple avenue and arrested Frank X. Gredler on the com plaint of his wife. Thomas Ash had got as far as Blac.kwell street when Officer George K. Carle intercepted him. Both men were out of the toils in time for dinner yesterday, for city court con vened earlv. Gredler pleaded guilty to a second offense and said he would have occasion for a good deal of gratefulness on Thanksgiving day if the judge would let him sign the pledge for a year. He was allowed to affix his signature to a legal promise enjoining him to abstain until Nov. 27, 1914. A fine was re mitted and Gredler went his way after paying costs of $4.05. ror .Thomas Ash it was tne nrst of fense to which he pleaded guilty. Judge H. W. Scott fined him $5 and added costs of $5, which the respondent paid. Pompio Galli, Charles Maflini and Luigi Brovelli came into court this fore noon to clear up the uncertainty sur rounding an alleged scuffling affair on Center street in the early watches of laBt Monday morning. Maffini, a 67-year-old respondent, and Galli, had al ready pleaded guilty to breach of peace charges and Brovelli followed suit to day. The trio told a story, the salient features of which were very similar, but the state decided to probe nearer the bottom of the affair, if possible, and to that end Casar Franzi and Levi Bianchi were asked to take the stand. Their stories tended to corroborate the recital of facts as given by the respondents, each of whom was fined $5. Galli's cost were $6.54, Mafflni paid $..48 above the fine, and the costs in Brovelli's case were $8.42. The men were arrested by Offi cer Dineen on complaints made by Grand Juror A. G. Fay. Chief Sinclair arrested a man in the M. &. W. freight yards this afternoon and took him to police headquarters. He will be arraigned later on an intoxi cation charge. The man is said to be a resident of Montpelier. BRINK OSBORNE. x Marriage Took Place on Thanksgiving Eve at Pastor's Home. On Wednesday afternoon, a quiet wed ding took place at the Methodist par sonage, whe,n Fred C. Brink and Miss Mary Osborne were united in marriage by the paBtor of the Hedding church. The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Verete. The bride was prettily attired in a brown traveling suit, w'ith trimmings of pale blue. The ring service was used. The couple will lire in Barre and their many friends wish them much happiness. Elliott W. Blodgett, aged 64 years. ! who did at his home in Brattleboro (their qualifying examinations only a Sunday, was a former postmaster andishort time ago and on account of their bailiff, and retired from the grocery bust- youth will be able to make another con- ness 10 years ago. A3IERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD BE GRATEFUL No Other Nation in the Universe Has So Much Reason for Thankfulness of Many Manifest Blessings. Thanksgiving day was observed by the parishioners of St. Monica's church with the celebration of mass at 9 o'clock, Rev. P. Mi MeKenna officiating. There was a large attendance, rivaling that of previous years. During the course of his sermon, Rev. Fr. MeKenna pointed out many instances, both spiritually and earthly, when thanks and gratitude were necessary for the grace bestowed upon the people during tne past year. The speaker said in part: "As we gather here to give thanks to Almighty God for the blessings and favors be stowed upon us during the past year we ought to feel predominately happy, as there is not a nation in the universe that eniovs the individual liberties as does the United States. It is not pos sible to enumerate all the reasons for thanksgiving, and I will mention only a few. . . "First, as a nation we owe thanks to God. America is a nation of freedom. There is no tyranny evident, as in many countries. It is emphatically a country of freedom and opportunity. Opportu nity presents itself for the ever-increasing tide of immigration pouring into this country and none are oppressed. It is emphatically a government of the people, by the people, for the people. God made man with a free will, and this is the freest 'country under the sun, where man exercises his freedom of will unbounded. "The United States is the fairest field for Catholics and religions of all denomi nations.. All forms of religious worship are tolerated. There can be no doubt but that at times indications of bigotry and ill-feeling crop out, such as is now prevalent in many foreign lands. In these lands the church is despoiled and robbed of its properties and charities, the offerings of the faithful during the centuries. But in this coutitrv there are no such signs of oppression. Therefore, the Catholics have many reasons to be thankful to God. , "Let us come home and get a better understanding of personal and individual favors conferred upon us. There is the boon of existence, for which the ma jority of us are not grateful. We are not grateful for the handiwork of God that we have existed through all eter nity from the abyss of nothingness. That we should enjoy it, just gaze cm the beautiful . creation. Think of bo manv millions of souls in the world. God loves each individual of the uni verse equally. As the sun shines from the planets and heats each one individ ually, ao the incomprehensible love of God -i shared mutually. This love of God is as miraculous as each day of creation. "We should also give as much thanks for our preservation as for the boon of existence. If we give so great thanks for the natural order of things and the bountiful harvests, we owe so much more for the fortune of living. During the past year many have been colled away from our parish and many, un prepared, have parted, who at the out set of the year gave much apparent promise of Jong lite and enjoyment of God's given word. We are here to-day looking upon God's work, yet we deserve less of life's mysterious preservation than many of those who have parted. We are given more time, yet we do not comply closely with God's word and we negleet our duties and wander from the . course of Christian life. God has not yet called on us. and have we not to be thankful f He has given us more; time to prepare for the end and a joyful I eternitv, " ! "Who can foretell the infinite mercy of GodT He has given us time and the grace of redemption. We do not know any particularity of the extraordinary gifts and blesnings of God. The holy mass is an offering to God, and yet we at times are prone to neglect this duty. When we fall into sin, His grace is the infallible means of restoration. ' "The Holy Church takes into account thanks offered at all places and at. all time to the Almighty God. Therefore, we have to be thankful for God's high blessings on earth and to men. We ought to be thankful for our conserva tion and our preservation, for favors of the spiritual order and the prevail ing peace and for other bountiful gifts. We should be thankful that he lias pre served our lives. For whatever favors we may have extended to us by God let us be grateful and use them to the honor and glory of the name of God and for the betterment of our fellow-men." BETHEL MAN NAMED. James H. Wilson Is the Next Rhodes Scholar from Vermont. Burlington, Nov. 28. James II. Wil son of Bethel, who was graduated from the. University of Vermont in 1911, has been appointed as Rhodes scholar from this state. He was one of the six can didates who were eligible for the appoint ment. He succeeds Elias Lyman, jr., one of his classmates at Vermont, when Mr. Lyman finishes his three-year scholar ship at Oxford next June.. The Rev. Charles C. Wilson of this city, Univer sity of Vermont, '97, who was a former Rhodes scholar from this state, is a brother of the appointee. Mr. Wilson prepared for college at Whitcomb high school in Bethel, gradu ating in 1!H)7 and entering Vermont that fall. While at the university he was a thorough student and a good tennis play er, and made many warm friends, lie is a member of the Delta Pst fraternity and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at his graduation. After graduating he taught school for two years in Hyde Park, and this year he is principal of "the Enosburg Falls high school. He will leave for Oxford just in time, for 25 years is the limit in age for the scholar ships, and while Wilson enters on Octo ber 14, he will be 25 years of age ten days later. The committee which has charge of the selecting, iwnsists of President G. P. Benton, chairman, the Rt. Rev. A. C. A. Hall, the Hon. J. A. DeBoer and Presi dents J. M. Thomas and C. H. Spooner. Those who have qualified for selection, in ddition to Wilson, are h. H. Touslev from Middlebury college, R. W. Daniels and J. Randall Norton from the Univer sity of Vermont, John K. C. Voss and Evans T. Kidder from Middlebury col lege, Raymond L. Grismer from the University of Vermont and W. C. Gilbert from Dartmouth. The tw o last took test for the prize. SAW'S RAVAGES CAUSED DEATH Mark H. Daniels Died in the Hospital from Terri ble Injuries HE WAS CONSCIOUS TO THE VERY END Accident Happened Wednes day East of Wil liamstown Mark H. Daniels of Adamant died at the City hospital soon after midnight on Thursday morning as the result of in juries received at the Moulton saw mill on the Chelsea road out of Williamstown Wednesday forenoon. Although the saw penetrated half way through the body, severing the root of one lung, the liver and intestines, the man retained con' sciousness to the last and gave minute instructions as to the disposition of his property. Physicians who ministered to his Bufferings said that death was In evitable. The remains were removed to B. W. Hooker 4 Co.'s mortuary chapel In the Blanchard building. . Moulton's mill, so-called, is the prop ertv of ex-Senator Harry Daniels of East Montpelier. brother ot tne oe ceased. Mark started from Adamant Wednesday morning to get a yoke of oxen to Ins brother at the mill. Arriv ing at Moulton's, he went into the mill. One of the mill hands was laboring with an unwieldy board and it was when Mr. Daniels went to his assistance that lie slipped and fell over backwards onto the saw Btandard. A circular saw turning several hundred revolutions a minute caught in his clothing and before the machinery could be stopped it had ground a diagonal course through three ribs half way through the body. .Mr, Daniels was a heavy man and with one leg slightly lame. It is thought that he was unable to recover his balance, once he found himself slipping. Mill hands, who carried the man into a house, summoned Dr. W. H. Hurley of Williamstown and an ambulance later brought him to the City hospital. The deceased leaves a wife, who lives in Adamant, a daughter residing in Sher burne. two sisters, Mrs. Orlando Clark and Mrs. W. L. Clark of East Mont pelier and five brothers, ex-enator nan els, George Daniels of Calais, Pearl Dan iels of Warren, Fred Daniels of Fairfax and L. Daniels of Woodbury. He was born in Woodbury Sept. 18, 1859, and had been twice married. For several vears he had tilled a farm at Adamant. The funeral will be held in the church at South Woodbury Saturday afternoon at 2 oclock and the interment will be made in the village cemetery there. GRANITE DEALER JAMES SCOTT DEAD He Had Attended To His Duties Up To Time Stoneshed Closed Wednesday Night for the Holiday Funeral Sunday. James Scott, a former member of the city council and one of Barre's promi nent granite manufacturers, passed away at his home, 66 Pleasant street, this morning at 1 o'clock, death following a period of ill health Which extended over a year. The end came unexpectedly, as Mr. Scott had been attending to his regular duties at Scott Bros.' plant right up to Wednesday night, when work was suspended for the holiday. He leaves a wife, a son, Albert Scoft, and an aged mother. Mrs. John Scott, who lives in Auehenblae, Scotland. There are also four sisters and five brothers surviving as follows: Mrs. James Edwards, Mrs. James Ogston, Mrs. John Shirrirts and Miss Helen Scoft. all of whom live in Scotland, and William Scott, his partner in the granite business, John Scott, Henry Scott and George Scott of Scot land and Ernest Scott of Bernard, Wash. The deceased was born in Auehenblae, Scotland, Jan. 30, 1858. He came to America more than 30 years ago and March 2, 1888, he married Miss Jennie Mathieson in this citv. Mr. Scott al ways retained an interest in city and school affairs and in 1000 he was elected for a two-year term to serve as alder man from ward four. Thirteen years ago he embarked in the granite business with his brother. Mr. Scott whs a mem ber of the First Presbyterian church and also belonged to Operative Masonic lodge, No. 150. His death will be .deeply mourned in many quarters. Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian church Sunday after noon at 2 o'clock, the pastor, Rev. Dun can Salmond, officiating. The interment will be made in Elmwood cemetery. MRS. RH0DA OVERMAN. Died at Waterbury and Funeral Will Be in Barre Saturday. The death of Mrs. Rhoda Overman, wife of the late John Overman of New York and a sister of P. S. Prior of North Main street, who died only re cently, occurred at the state hospital in Waterbury on Thursday evening at 7 o'clock. Mrs. Overman had been in poor health for seven months and previous to her removal to the state hospital five months ago she had been a patient at the City hospital. Two sisters survive, Mrs. Mary Allen of Chicago, and Miss Sirotia Prior of Williston. Mrs. Over came to Barre. from Ivew lork about 11 years ago. For several years she ma i de her home with her brother. The remains were brought to Barre this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Funeral services will be held at B. W. Hooker & Co.'s mortuary chapel in the Blanch ard building Saturday -afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. John II. Reardon, pastor of the Universalist church, will officiate, and the interment will be made in Hope cemetery. PLENTY OF REASON TO BE THANKFUL Yet There Are Bad Conditions Which Should Prompt the Best Endeavors of All To Combat, Said Rev. E. F. New ell at Union Thanksgiving Service. At the union Thanksgiving service at the Presbyterian church Wednesday evening, Rev.. E. F. Newell took as his subject, "Thanksgiving to God for Good Things Working with God for Better Things, the text being a part of the second verse of Psalm 05 and the ninth verse of Galatians 6, as follows : "I.et us come before His presence with thanks giving," and "Let 'us not be weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap it we faint not. After declaring that it shows the base ness of ingratitude not to return thanks to God, Dr. Newell said in part: "There are so many people who com plain and murmur at their Jot in life and yet there are so many things to be thankful for, for eyesight, for hearing, for sanity, for fairly healthy bodies ves, it sometimes is well to be thankful for trouble, as this may bring out the very best in us. Why are we so slow to thank God in times of adversity as well as in prosperity, in time of sickness as well as in health, for the little things as well as for the larger things? At this season of the year we have so many things to be thankful for. "1. For the splendid harvests taken from the surface of the earth wheat, corn, cotton, rice; thankful for the cat tie, the timber, etc. "2. Thankful for business interests that cause wealth to be taken from the bowels of the earth eoal, iron, gold, sil ver: thankful for the wealth from the sea fisheries, commerce. 3. Thankful that no famine has come to us, no epidemic like that of yellow fever, no plague to take away by aeattt thousands of our people. "4. Thankful that business is so good throughout the length and breadth of our land. "There are harvests however, that we are not thankful for the harvests of sin. 1. As Babylon, Greece, Rome, with all their glory in architecture, in litera tnre, in art, in powerful armies, lost power till ruin shows us to-day where once glory was and all because the peo- pie of those nations were intemperate, Sabbath breakers, worshippers of men made idols; because they were ignorant. superstitious, unmoral; because there was lack of Hiblical conscience, char acter and mercy among so many of those in power; because there was too much desire for mere material wealth, so many times obtained without regard to what God calls right; because of un just taxation; because of disregard of the best interests of the common peo ple too often crushed under the heel of those who wished them to make bricks almost "without straw"; because there has been too little sympathy between capital and labor, as each has often failed to appreciate what is due the oth er and instead of working together have sometimes fought each other; because, too, there , have been those who have sometimes denounced Christianity as a base superstition and done what they could to wreck its power, so the lesson for us to-day is for America to beware of the fate of so manv nations that have gone and are now going down with loss of power becauRe of sin. "2. Sin wrecks homes till those wlio dwell there almost wish for death to give them reft. Sin so slowly creeps upon and destroys true life that, like a pan ther as he creeps slowly at first betore the fatal spring, so sin almost uncon sciously steals upon its prey till the fa tal spring that destroys true life. To change the figure of speech, sin is sow ing awful harvests of sin. "The American Civic Reform union is responsible for these statements: 'Over 2,000 girls arc enticed into a lite ot shame - each week; 1,500 boys begin smoking cigarettes each day; 75 per cent of our young men have venereal disease and are unfit to marry; the saloon kills' over .100,000 people each year and pauperizes many more; di vorces are being granted at the rate of 1.10 each day; 50 per cent of the boys sent to the reform schools are from i homes broken by divorce; the practice of polygamy has been resumed in Utah and the Mormon elders are importing women from England and the southern states for the purpose of supplying the mand for additional wives. "We are not thankful for the harvests of sin being reaped in our courts, jaila workhouses, in unhappy Tiomes and blighted lives. We are thankful, how ever, for the splendid harvests of right eousness gathered during the past year 1. Thankful for men with splendid piritnal vision for men like some of those at the head of the nation familiar with the helpfulness of the prayer meet ing. "2. Thankful for great inspirational gatherings where not only the preach ers but the laity a.'O getting new visions of opportunities to seize. 3. thankful that the different de nominations are working together more for the conquest of the world for Jesus Christ, as we are making less of dogimt and more of the real spirit of Christ. "4. Thankful that we see the spirit ual age dawning as splendid Christ-like work is done among those people coming to us from lands across the seas; work for the black man and the poor white in the Southland, for the poor and the unfortunate in our large cities, for those who need a greater spiritual vision in our rural communities. The golden age is coining that is to appeal to reason and with conscience, to life that shall bring capital and labor together crowned with the spirit of the Carpenter of Naz areth. It is coming as our churches are waking to their responsibilities, not waiting for congregations to come to them, but going out during the week to try to remove evil and help, those who need help. It seems as if we tgp getting back more and more to the teachings of the Christ. "Why do we not sr-e greater results in our own city? We believe we should do more for God, Who is ready to help those anytime who are ready to do their part. Why should we cease to do our part, often stumbling over the failings of others? It is not the deserters that win the fight, but those who, regardless of others, do their whole duty. ''We need to pray, to work. There are so many shirkers. It is a splendid thing to toil, when the labor is honor abhs Who cares to belong to the 400 if all they do is to make society calls? Those who toil for the common good command our respect. To be sure we shall be criticised, if our work amounts (Continued on fifth page.), DAY OF THANKS AND FEASTING Barre's 1913 WellGivei. Ar -ary the Observance MANY FESTIVITIES OVER HOLIDAY The Religious Side Was Not Overlooked by the Churches Thanksgiving was accorded its cus tomary observance in Barre yesterday with very nearly a complete suspension of business in every quarter. Stores, office and stonesheds were closed and if a scattering few drug stores and fruit shops had condescended to shut their doors for the time-being, the lid would have been securely fastened. - Thanks giving weather of the frost and jing'e- bells variety did not prevail, but tne air was decidedly onsK ana orr,cing. Clear skies, enough of the sun to make it pleasant, and a north breeze that trav eled fast enough to temper the appetite made a weather combination that sub stituted admirably for the tinseled tur key day of the picture post cards. Everywhere, as in the past, tne aay was made tne occasion ior nurarrum family reunions and likely enough there were tables aplenty that were graced with real turkey. I his in spite oi tne fact that the national bird soared up almost into the 40 cent latitudes in the days preceding Thanksgiving. Outgoing trains were not uncomtortabiy pacKea during the day nor on the day previous, so the assumption is that people who came to Barre for Thanksgiving out numbered those who left the city to spend the day. The religious observance ot me aay of thankfulness began Wednesday night, when five Protestant churches of the city united in a union service of thanksgiving at the First Presbyterian church. The custom was established -one year ago and met with such a marked degree of success that the pastors were encouraged to attempt a second joint service. The attendance was gratifying. The services were in charge of the I'resbyterian pas tor, Rev. Duncan Salmond. Dr. J. W. Bamett of the Congregational church of fered prayer and Rev. George II. Holt, pastor of "the First Baptist church, read the governor's Tluinksgiving proclama tion. Rev. J. B. Reardon of the Univer salist church read the scripture lesson and Rev. E. F. Newell of the Hedding Methodist church preached the sermon. His remarks were punctuated with force ful reasons why the year mid snouiu be one of thanksgiving in a peculiar measure. Dr. Newell pronounced the benediction. Music for the service was furnished by the Presbyterian choir. Tlmrsdav forenoon special services were held" in the Church of the Good Shepherd and at St. Monica's church. After the celebration of mass at St. Monica's. Father P. M. MeKenna ad dressed bis congregation in characteristic manner on the spirit ot inanKsgiving. For secular diversions there were dances and the "movies." At the BaFre opera house there were large matinee and evening crowds for "Quo Vadis" in motion pictures. Other picture houses in the city did a circus business and dances Thanksgiving eve and again last night were liberally patronized. Thanksgiving Festivities. The first annual banquet of the Car- pathla club was held Wednesday even ing at their rooms in the Henderson building. There were present about 50 people, including many persons from out of town. The banquet was served at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Sassie acted as caterer. At the conclusion of the banquet, post prandial exercises were in order. Lu cius Gallagher acted as toast master. Among those who were called upon to respond were: George Mcintosh, "The Ladies"; Henry Skerritts, "New Eng land"; Gus .Herning, "France"; James Bainbridge, "Football"; Peter Maberini, "My Last Trip Home"; John Duncan, "Tile Prevalence of Present Day Evils." The banqueters departed for their homes at a late hour Wednesday night. Peter Maberini, Louis Sassl and James Bain bridge composed the committee in charge of the banquet. At their rooms in tho Seampini btitld ing over 40 members of the Italian Pleasure' club gathered to observe Thanksgiving with their annual Thanks giving eve banquet. Previous to the banquet the banqueters indulged in a musical and literary program of note. Wednesday evening at the Knights of Columbus hall in the Seampini building the Barre council held its annual Thanks giving ball. There was a large attend ance present. Music was furnished by the Goddard seminary orchestra. Re freshments of cake and coffee were served during the evening. Riley's orchestra furnished music on Wednesday night for the public dance held in the Howland hall. The dance continued until 1 o'clock. Never before has such a large number of couples at tended a public dance in this city. , The masquerade ball, which was held in Gilbert's hall, Graniteville, Thanks giving eve, was attenaea oy ui coupies, including 85 couples in costume, repre senting different nations. The special feature of the evening was a flashlight picture, taken by Photographer Corliss as a souvenir of the occasion. Dancing was in order until 5 o'clock and a first class time was reported by all. The committee is charge of the ball were B. Finnigan, W. Duquet. R. Fraser, M. Miles, Ed. McNeil and L. Halligan. They wish to thank the public very cordially for .their liberal patronage. Weather Forecast Increasing cloudiness and . warmer, probably local showers to-night or Sat urday; moderate northeast and easi winds.