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' " . ( ANGLO-FRENCH LINES ARE BENT BACKWARD - BUT REMAIN INTACT Is Statement Given bassy In London To Official Report Public In Paris Last Night. GERMAN TROOPS TO HAVE It Is Presumed They of Western Army Who Were Sent Bv Kaiser To Resist The Advance of Russia In East The absence of news concerning mf fn.rfv was most marked. gust when the military operations first took serious form has there been such a dearth of intelligence, official and otherwise. . It is evident that there is a concerted effort on the part of both the English and the French authorities to keep the world at large in absolute ignorance of what is transpiring in northern France. No official statement was issued in either London or Fans or Berlin. Such news as has come to hand is decidedly iragmeiuarj and unsubstantiated and is of minor importance, without real significance. This veil of secrecy was drawn tighter to-day than at anv time in the last thirty days, and it may be taken as an mdi- nf events of importance transpiring in northern France. A similar silence was observed around Mons. Cambrai and Lecateau. The latest official report on the . 3 if jo caiA thnf issuea jcisi, ingiii. 4K progress of the Geifnan right new retirement. Explaining tms announcement, uie rreuui em bassy in London said to-day that the Anglo-French army corps na triven trround. but nowhere have they neen Droifen inroujsn. nrv,Q firrhtino- tn.Hflv. in which the ng the German advance, is tnougnt to oe cemereu wuuuu ixuc C) i ... F-vi&nrt wvarft nncinnn nn . e river vjic. i iuiico nnn r . iii i ni i.. nib jwvv v on the outcome 01 xnese uperauuua. A news dispatch from Dieppe f rvmaiiw nnH rvmhablv still there is nn news of such Croisilles is ten miles southeast of Arres and 15 miles from Cambrai. ! . . . '. , ., . Pome has receive! a renort from Roumama that the Russians fl,vto n ornnhW defeat on the trian loss is reported to have been 20,000. Reports from the eastern theatre of war are conflicting, both St. Petersburg and Berlin claiming victories. THE TURKISH ARMY BEGINS Pome via Paris! Rent. 1. A the 'mobilization of the Turkish 1 CI Dale 111 Hie wtiii xiiis ja iiuwj'ivi.vu " n.... .. cht on the side of Germany. ' London, 12:20 p. m., Sept. 1. v,aA tn o-iiro forming hut hrough, is the statement given out j ni8 annouiicenieiu i Dumumi (.ffonV nn tho Fronrh lett wine, maae DUDiic in rans iasi iiixih. FRENCH LEFT FLANK IN NEW RETIREMENT Owing to Fat That Germans Hare Unit ed Their Beat Corpa at That Point, Says French Official Statement Taris, fept. 1 The following official tatement waa issued by the war office ant evening: j "The situation in reneral i artually s followa: "Fimt, in Vox?'" nd in Lorraine, it Tmiot be rfmemh'H our forcea which bad taken the offensi ve at the brginning of the operation driven the enemy outside of our front iws afterward imdrr went eerioua checks- Before Sarreburff and in the region Morhapne. where ther encountered ry solid defensive works, our force ,iere obliged to fall 1ark and to rrf rm, one purt on (ouronne I Xaney and the other on the French Vo-ges. "The Germans t!en awumed the of fensire, but our troops after having thrown them h-k upon their positions, reeumed the ofW.ve two days ago. Thin attack eontin" to make progrees. hhmigh elowly. Tt i a veritable war of eiepes. as each position occupied is Immediately fortif d. This enrlams -he elwie of oir sdvane which is. nevertheless, charae terired each day br fresh local suetwes. Second. in the region of Nancy aad Kmtbern Woere ;noe th beginning of Se rampsign this wtion between Metr on the German si . and Toul and Ver dun, on the Frer i i4e, bas iwt been the theatre of !vrtTit ofi". "Third, in the reeticii of the JI'uw, tl VerduB S-d Mener. it will be mMhH . th Freo-b forres took the eCecMv ia ike b'gica.rg toward THE ' -1 : - ' ' I I I r nr t rf nip nmwirv Out By French Em As Supplementary Which Was Made REPORTED ' LEFT ANTWERP Will Replace Those Prussia. the progress of the European Not since the early days 01 au during the fighting last week situation north of Paris was thfl French left, owinsr to the v. , wing, has been forced to mark a allies are believed to be oppos- - -v - - - w says a great oauie was iougni is in progress. No details are a battle from any other sources Austrians in Galacia. The Aus i ITS MOBILIZATION NOW telegram from Berlin announces army. Seventy-two German offi- n moan that- Tnrkev wi ' ' The Anglo-French army corps nowhere have they been nroKen at the French embassy to-day. vimv - r Longwy, Xeufchateau and Paliseul. The troops "operating in the region of Spin court and Longuyon Jiave been able to check the enemy's army under the com mand of the German erown prince. "In the regions of Keufchateau and Paliseul, on the other hand, certain of our troops have received partial checks which obliged them to retire upon the Meuse without having their organization broken up. This retiring movement has compelled the forces operating in the neighborhood of Spincourt to withdraw aIo toward the Meuse. "During the last few davs the enemy has endeavored to spread out from the , Meue with considerable forces, but by .U.A wi.h r.r. .rre.t loes. In the . . .V,. H,..ri of Koeror. march- ing in the direction of Rethel. "Now a general action is taking place bet wren the Meue and Rethel and it is still impossible' to see definitely the is tue of this. "Fourth, operation in the north the French and British forces originsl lr took up position in the Dinant and Charleroi country and at Mons. They endured several repulea and the forc ing of the Meiiae by the tierman near Givet upon our flank, compelled our troop to retire. "The tierman seek continually to move toward the -et. It under thewe conditions that our Kn?lih afliea attacked by the rwvnr grestly in su perior numbere in the region of Leerteaa and Cambrai. have withdrawn toward the south at tSe moment that our forces were operating in the ditrirt of Ave ne and t"himsr. The retirirg move ment proloe?d dwirg severs! day. "In the meantime, a penral bsttV tor.fc plee m tv regsow of St. Quee;ti nd Vemna and at the same time in the Kant l'eroisea (Lrtrkt. Tits battle BARRE DAILY marked by an important success by our right where we have thrown back the Prussian guard and the 10th army corps into the Oie. "Owing to the progress of the (lerman tight wing where our adversaries have united their boat corps we have hud to murk a new retirement." RESERVISTS TAKEN FROM TT VESSFJ.S tarv, C. F. Klsner of Boston, gave an ad fltUM U. . VMi5LL3 drf. followed by Dr. W. R. Laviolctte Two Liners Were Halted by British War ships Off Hong Kong and 60 Germans ' and Austrians Were Taken. Honolulu, Sept. 1. The American lin ers Manchuria and China of the Pacific Mail Steamship company's oriental fleet were halted by British warships off Hong Kong and forced to surrender tiO German and Austrian reservists bound for the Kuropean war from the Philippines. This was the news brought by Captain Thompson of the China, which arrived here yesterday bound for San Francisco. According to officers of the China, the Germans and ' Austrians, before starting on their journey, asked for and received assurances from Washington that they could not be molested on an American registered vessel. They then took puss age for San Francisco, via Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nagasaki and Honolulu. On arriving at Hong Kosig the vessels were halted by ships of the British fleet, the passengers were summoned tut in spection, and required to give their na tionality at the call of the purser's roll. Those who appeared to be Germans or Austrians and could not prove otherwise were taken in a navy tender to Stone Cutters' island for detention. Two Germans aboard the China claimed Swiss citizenship and were not held. All . German residents of ilong-Nong have been held, Captain Thompson re ports. TJ. S. NOT ALARMED. State Department Awaiting More Defi nite Information. Washington. Sept. 1. State depart ment ofliciala did not regard as unusual the reported removal of German and Austrian reservists from American ships off Hong Kong, provided the incident oc curred within the three-mile limit of the British port. Inasmuch as Hong Kong is under British jurisdiction, her war- shins could art est the nationals of any belligerent within territorial waters. What might be the opinion of the American government if the reservists were taken trom American vesci on the high saas is undetermined. State department officials said last night no complaint of that character had been placed before them The right of -search for contraband cargoes on the high seas is accorded by II nations to belligerent snips; nut ine right to take a passenger from a neu tral ship on the high seas has long been in dispute, and no official of the department was willing to express an opinion. ST. PETERSBURG GETS A CHANGE OF NAME Henceforth the CapiUl of Russia la to Be Known as Petrodad by Imperial Order Issued To-day. London, 10 a. m., Sept. 1. A dispatch to Reuter from St. reterstmig says that by imperial order the city of M. Petersburg, the capital ot tne juissian T . -. ... , t L. 1 empire since -nn, win neneeionn in known as Petrodad. This clainge elim inates the Teuton construction in the name by which the city has been known since it was founded by reter me ureal in 1703. WON'T DESERT POST. U. S Ambassador Herrick DecUrea He Will Stay in Paris. Paris. Sept. 1. 8:f3 a. m. In reply to question whether the United States embassy would leave Pans in the event of the investment of t tie city by tne Germans, Myron T. Herrick, the Amer ican ambassador, said: "The American embassy will remain ere. Mv government offered me the hoice of returning to the I nited State or remaining here. 1 enose to remain because many Americans will be here who will need not only my support but my protection. When reniinrteo 01 tne oimcuity mai ttached to and the dangers involved in diBtiiiguishing Americans from F.nglish, Mr. Herrick said: "Perhaps there will be dancer, but aft er all. we have only one life to give and how better rtn a life be given than in tne laiinilll o nrKe ... - ...... . large of om The United States cruier Tennessee On Mr. Herrick request ! eipect'd to arrive at Havre to-dar, there to he held in readinet. for use as ferry between Havre and Falmouth. F.ngland. for tk ing Americans out of the danger rone. GERMANS EVACUATED ANTWERP PROVINCE Presumably in Line with Plan to With draw Unnecessary Troops t Re place Those Sent te Fight EomUhi Iy.ndon. Sept. 1. 2 a. m. A deptfh to the Reufer'a Telegram Co. from Ant werp gie the latent official cfimmiinl ratio a saying that tSe situation thrr.ipho.it the country is slationsry. A leptfh to The Tt mv tHe -t-man bave evacuated the p"" iw of l.ixrrti irenTeablv a a r't of t e r-t-.errte to withers w , ry topa i V will he r.aed to re-'e those taken for tbe srmif ejrs nst Ku,a NUMERICAL STRENGTH REMAINS UNCHANGED Universalist Y. P. C. U. of Vermont and Province of Quebec Hears at An nual Convention in Brat tleboro. Biattleboro, Sept. 1. The 81st annual convention of the Universalist society of Vermont and the Province of Quebce this morning finished the business of the Young People's Christian union. Dinner was then served in ie Universalist church and the delegates went on an automobile ride about town, returning in time for the opening of the afternoon session shortly after 2 o'clock. 1 Ivttst evening the V. P. C. U. meeting opened with greetings from the Brattle boro union from President W.;H. Win chester, after which the national secre- of Richmond, the state president. The sermon wns deliveied by Rev, Clinton L. Scott of Korthfield. Reports given this, morning showed that there was about the same numeri cal strength as a year ago. Addresses were given by Rev, Thomas Stratton of Richmond, Rev. Richard C. McLaughlin of White River Junction and C. F. Klsner of Boston. 67 CASES; 13 DEATHS. Infantile Paralysis Is Spreading in Ver mont Says State Board of Health. Burlington, Sept. 1. The spread of poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis con tinues'in spite of the warning of the state board of health to the physicians of the state, in which strict quarantine of all cases was ordered. Cases of this dreaded disease in the state number 67, and of these 13 have resulted in death. To cope with th situation a meeting in St. Johnsburv of all the health offi cers and phvsicians ot Kssex, Orleans Caledonia and Lamoille counties has been called bv the board- of health for Thurs dav morninsr of this week. The state board of health will "meet in this city Thursday evening. The distribution of infantile paralysis cases up to date is as follows: Jn Addi son county Bristol 1ms two eases, Starks boro one' and Monkton four, of which two have died. In Caledonia county Sutton has had one case and one death In Chittenden county Bi.rlington reports two cases, of which two have died. Es sex two rases and Coldiester one. In Franklin county Swanton has reported one case. In Grand Isle county Grand Isle has one ense. In Lamoille county Waterville has four cases and Cambridge hRS one. In Orleans -ounty 26 ease have been reported in Barton, of which four have died. Albany has had two cases and one death. Glover two cases. Iraaburz one case, Newport one ease, Coventry three cases a4 n:r desth. In Washington countr Middlesex has te ported four eases and two deaths, and Windsor in Windsor county has hud one case. HOME TEST FOR DIRTY MILK Is Recommended by the Vermont State Board of Health. A good portion of the September num ber of the quarteilv bulletin issued by the state board of health taken up with a report of the recent health ofll cers' school in Rutland. The analytical work performed in the state laboratory during the months ot April, Aiay, June and duly, HH, included 834 cultures for diphtheria bacilli, the examination of 701 specimens of sputum for tuberciile bacilli, 250 specimens or blood, lor the widal reaction, 14 specimens of blood for malarial parasites, 233 specimens of milk for compliance with the standards, 158 specimens of tood products for com pliance with legal standards, 29 dam nations made tor the flepartmvnt or jus tice, 783 samples of liquor examined for the secretary of state, and 233 miscel laneous examinations, making a total of 3.320 examinations. Every one of the "S3 samples of liquor examined was found to be legal. Of the samples 0 milk, 4S were found to be above stand ard and 38 below. (f the food speci mens, 07 were found to be legal and wholesome, 15 adulteri.ted, miebranded or unwholesome, and 4it unclassified. As usual, the "below standard" milk was dirty and some of it was also of poor quality. In this connection the bulletin prints a simple home tet for dirty milk, suggested by the Chicago department of health, as follows: A perfectly clean funnel is used with a small piece of clean wire netting fitted in the neck opening and a thin layer of clean cotton batting on the wire net ting. The funnel is stood in a large Mason jar and a quart or more of the milk filtered through the cotton. The cotton is then removed and placed on clean white card to dry. If there is evt denee of dirt upon It the attention of the milkman may be called to this direct evidence of careless handling and if trouble persists the local health author ities mav well be notified. DILLINGHAM SWEARS HE SPENT NOTHING File Campaign Statement at Washing ton as Required by Law Hia Re ceipts Also Have Been Nothing He Assert. Washington. IX C Sept. 1. Senator Dillingham of ermont yesterday tiled campaign statement required by the law. He makes oath that hi ex penditure and In receipts in connection with hi campaign bave been nothing. FRANKLIN CO. PROHIBITIONISTS Hold Mass Convention i" St. Albans and Hear Addressee, St. Alhan. Sept. 1.- A maa conten tion of the Prohibition party of Frank I n ronnty held at the city ball here afternoon. Dr. L. W. Hanson of Mori pel er. the tate chairman, wa in attendance end also C. T. sm;th of Mor riMii!c. the parly' cad;lte for gov H. F. Howard. Se!d worker, wa pe M mt and hh U tre convert ion. a Howard K;rvner, rrnreeenUti cf t'ae ustioaal f er'.y. mi SAVED ALL PASSENGERS The Blazing Lake Steamer Reached Breakwater Just in Time VESSEL SANK JUST AFTER DEBARKATION Several Hundred People Were Taken Off Break water by Tugs Chicago, Sept. I. -With several hun dred passengers aboard, the excursion steamer, City of Chicago, coming irom Benton Harbor, Michigan, caught fire several miles off Chicago early this morning. Putting on full speed, the steamer made for the government tires k v ater just off the harbor, where all the passengers were landed safely a moment before the boat sank. I lie passenger, most of whom were women and children, huddled on the breakwater until they were rescued by tugs. FUNERAL OF ALDEN FREEMAN. Was Held at His Home on the East Hill Yesterday Afternoon. Funeral services for Alden Freeman, whose death at his home on Trow hill early Saturday morning removed a res ident of that' locality for the past 67 years, were held at the 'house Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. , E. F. Newell, pastor of the Hedding Methodist church, was the officiating clergyman. During the services, Mrs. Allie Reed and Miss I-ena Owens sang two selections. The bearers were: Myrtoii Mason of East Montpelier and Winfleld Glidden of Plainfield, sons-in-law of the deceased. Yolney Persons of East Montpelier and Ernest Rosebrook of Marwhfield. There were numerous floral tributes. Inter ment was made in the family lot at Elmwood cemetery. The following is the list of flowers: Asters, wife; 6f purple and white asters, children; wreath, Mr. and Mrs. James Smith; asters. Cutler Comer School as sociation; phlox and dahlias, Mr. and Mrs. Dsn Moses; dahlias. Mr. and Mr John Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Payne; mixed bouquet. Chester Beck ley and Beatrice Poulin, Mrs. Frank Trow and Mrs. Clarence Tracy, Mxs. .Mertle Winter, Mr. and Mrs. E, E. Owen and family. Mr. nd Mrs. A. DePedro and family, Mrs. Abbie Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. George Holmes; alters. Mr. and Mrs. G E. C. Wheaton, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Fuller. Mr. and Mrs. Will Fisk, Mr. and Mrs. S. Baker; geraniums and phlox, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Parkhurst: asters and lilies, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bassett; geraniums. Miss Kate Ladd; hydrangeas, Mr. and Mrs. A. Corti; bouquet, -Mrs Walter Ladd. MERCHANT MARINE BILL Taken Up for Consideration in the House To-day. Washington, D. C, Sept. 1. The mer chant marine bill, to authorize the or ganiwition of a $10,000,000 government- controlled shipping corporation, was to dav taken up in the House, the marine committee, with majority leader I'nder wood and Secretary McAdoo leading the discussion in fsvor of Great Britain. France and Russia contend that vast sums ot money must, oe piacea bi me disposal of Germany if the government bought the marooned German ships, and it has been intimated they would regard with disfavor such a purchase. NO TYPHOID IN MILK. 17 Samples from Barre Found Free of Disease. According to the report of the state bacteriologist on samples of milk from 17 dairies furnishing milk for consump tion in Barre, there are no typnom germs in any of the 1. inner possinie carriers of the disease are now being ex amined and a report on the same is ex pected soon. There are to-day 21 cuses of tvphoid in the city. An inspector from the state board of health has been aked to come to Barre and see if he can trace the cause of the fever. Mean while the local board of health urges that the same precautions previously urged by them be continued and all pos sible care be taken to prevent getting the disease. 18 SCHOOL TEACHERS. Arrived Among 150 Passengers on the Devonian. Boston. Sept. 1. The Leyland liner IVvonian, with loO passengers, mostly Mran.led Americans, arrived to-day. The paengers included 18 returning school teachers. Prosperous Veigennes. Among the Vermont cities which dis lay a steady and nearly uninterrupted rosp-tritv of a modet character, none more handsomely situated than Ycr- penne. the Ancient City. ith a view- from it new library building of hill, plain, lake and moun tain, unsurpassed in the scenic pano rama of the world, the second oldest city in New F.ngland also showa signs of a quiet gmth that is even more ad mirable than it situation. The population doe not increase by irfgular bound and kangaroo leap, but several new business ventures, im proved street an! municipal enter prie and a general air of comfortable progresa mark the present aspect of the An.-wnt City. Without the lake-front of Burlington. Vergcniea manage to maintain a con siderable water commerce, while the enterprise of it e,ti?en sl'oa admir ably in the Ma'donn-.igh cleHrtion iwnt month which i held to be the last word in rtrotw centetiane. ' -or.il lor lae .cut Citj: CatiaJid IIor:i IT "EfTTUQ! 1 11 lYiLiLO I UU 4 f AAA VI iUWMi. . MontpeUer Man Who Lost Moneyw , . -. t-t r Til. circus ay uot oome Dt.. ,. Officer Harry M. Gamble of the Haf police force and Sheriff Frank H. Iraet, have returned from a trip through smtl-1 em Vermont, In the course or wmcn snvy dropped in on the Robinson circus ju as the performers were about to enK the arena one recent afternoon. Aftet a consultation with Manager Kellogg of the big show, the officers produced pa pers in an assumpsit case brought by a Montpelier man soon after the circus folded its tents in Barre on the evening of Aug. 22. Gentle William Jamieson, M'lintie tnlver txinooie held spellbound aJ throng of admiring gold-seekers in tluJ ' sideshow here a few weeks since, ha left for ereener pastures, and so it came about that Manager Kellogg assumed the burden of settling .the assumpsit case. It is understood that the officers were reimbursed to the extent of one half the losses of the Montpelier man On the afternoon when the circus nlaved in Barre, it is alleged that a num ber of feople lost money in a gambling device operated by one Jamieson, who was later fined by City Judge n. v. Scott. Several threatened to seek re dress in clvi! proceedings, but thus far the Montpelier man whose name adorned the writ in the olticers nanus wnen wey reached Brattleboro, is the only one to be recompensed. . Cases in Court. , Charles Tupper of Cottage street and Bakersficld arrived at police lieadqnar ters last night with a story of having been beset by three strange men on River street. Niffht and one of the stranizers had drawn ft curtain of dark ness over one of Mr. Tupper's eyes, and other things, apparently, bad fallen to his lot. Officer Gamble locked the man in a cell and this morning he was ar raigned before Magistrate Scott on an intoxication charge. He pleaded guilty to a second offense and arranged to pay a $15 fine with costs of $4.09. Grand .Tnror William Wishart was called to investigate Tuoper's story of asfcault, but the details were too meagre to per mit action. , Owar Nelson, who was found in 1 comatose condition on the crossing platr form at Bladkwell street yesterday, was brought before the judge last evening Nelson pleaded guilty to a second of fense and paid a $15 fine with costs of 4.0. Officer Henderson made the ar rest. NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARIES TO-DAY There Was No Republican Candidate Opposing Senator Gallinger but There Was Three-Corncied Fight Among Democrats. Concord. X. TT., Sept. 1. Contests for important nominations, carried through a fairly active campaign, culminated to day in the Republican, Democratic and Progressive state-wide primaries. Thts is the first time voters in the state have nominated candidates for United States senator by direct vote. Senator Gal linger was unopposed in the Republican ranks, but there was a three-cornered fight among the Democrats. Benjamin F. Greer was unopposed as the Progres sive candidate. IN TWO MINUTES FLAT. Directum I Went Two Heats in Record Time in Syracuse. Syracuse, X. Y.. Sept. 1. Directum I, the" chestnut stallion owned by James Butler, New York City, and driven by Roliert Sncdecker, furnished the sensa tion of the opening d;y's program at the grand circuit races here yesterday by establishing two new world's records and equalling the pacing race record of two minutes established by Williams at Grand Rapids earlier this season. In winning the free-for-all, valued at $."),O00, Directum I Stepped the last two of three heats in two minutes flat, beat ing Frank Botrash in each. Frank Bo gash won the first heat in 2:02V,. By pacing in two minutes in the third heat Directum T broke the record of 2:00'i established by tar Pointer at Spring field, 111., in 18n7. The average time of the winner gives liim the world's race record of more than one beat. The meeting wtis not without other features, in that Star W inter, the sen sational trotter driven by Lon McDon ald, lot bis first best of the season yesterday. He also lost the race, the 2:10 trot, Marta Bellini nosing him out in the stretcn of three sensational heats. An amateur race for two-year-old colts valued at $2,500 brought on a good con test. Ernest I. White winning with F11 dora Speir bv Directum Speir. Lee Ax worthy had things hia own way in the three-year-old. Leila Patchen won the final race, the 2:13 pace, after five heat. No horse won more than two heats, but becaHse of the Syracuse conditions the race was terminated at the end of five heats. TELEGRAPHS HIS SUICIDE. Then Raymond A. Ober Went Ahead and Did the Act. Booton. Sept. I. Raymond A. Ober, a guest at the Hotel Oxford, yesterday sent a telegram to a aister in Southboro. Mas., saving that he had died at the hotel. Her inquiry by telephone resulted I in the finding of hi lxdy in a room with la bullet wound in the head. A revolver; lav bv the man's aide. J BEAT McLOUGHLIN. ; Ti.ie in! Williams Took the American Straight Sets. Newpoit. R. I.. Sept. I.-R. Norn Williams, 2d. of Philadelphia and Har vard on the national law n tenni cham pionship in sing'es from Mauri. E. Me Ixmghlin of Sun Francisco, the title holder, in straight set to-day. The score were 3. !i and 1VS. MAY RETURN TO NEW ENGLAND. President WUon Left Corniih To-day for Washington. Cornish. N. H-. Sept. 1. President Wil son plarned to leave for Washington at 2:4H this a'ternoon, bringing hi short ation to an end. He spent the fore- noon on tHe golf l,nk at Hano,er. He Iti.e o; .(;t m - ot the tree wa lm mav retiirw t-v New Kng!nd aho.,t M. 1 I a cett r. extent. tSe w ,ndow . tor a vi,t to bs dauaMer. Mrs. J. B. fcayre, at William:-town, .Maa. y$f$pi '.cent. $35,001 iDAMliE ISfFIRE Brusa Granite Co.'s Plant at Northfield Wiped Out This Morning and 40 Stonecut ers Were Thrown Out of Employment Also Other Property Endangered CHIEF EDDIE INJURED BY STREAM OF WATER Cause of the Fire Is a Mys tery, the Flames Breaking Out at 1:30 O'clock in the Boiler-Room It Is Not Known Whether or Not the Plant Will Be Rebuilt Northfield, Sept. 1. The large granite manufacturing plant of the Brusa Gran ite Co. here whs destroyed by fire early this' morning and the plant-of Phillips t. Slack, located nearby, was in danger of destruction for some. time. The loss on the Brusa plane is estimated at $35,- 000, with insurance of $25,000, and 40 stonecutters are thrown out of employ ment. Chiel ..lex J-.u..ie of the Aorthfield fire department is detained at his home, having been injured when struck in the. face by a large stream of water from a hose. The cause of the fire is not known. One reason assigned is spontaneous com bustion of waste in the boiler-room and another is defective wiring. There was no fire in the boiler, as that equipment is not used except to heat the plant in winter. It was about 1:30 o'clock that the fire was discovered, the flames ap parently having started in the vicinity of the boiler-room; but even then the buildings seemed doomed, as the flames had made marked headway. The Brusa plant was located about 300 feet south of the Central Vermont passenger sta tion and was flanked on one side by the Phillips A Slack plant and on the other by the river, while there are several res idences in the immediate vicinity, mak ing a hazardous place for a'fire of such a nature to break out. The firemen suc ceeded in saving the surrounding prop erty, although me Phillips A Slack stone shed was somewhat scorched from the intense heat. Three Carloads of Finished Work Lost. But practically all the buildings of the Brusa plant were completely de stroyed, together with valuable machin ery and ft quantity of granite work in finished and partially nmsnea stages. There were three carloads of finished work inside the shed, all boxed and ready for shipment; and that property was ost, as well as much granite tnat was . c ' i i : n... m the various stages oi completion, nui few timbers of the main plant re mained standing this forenoon, while the blacksmith shon and the engine and boil er section were burned fiat and the office milding was damaged to a great ex tent. The main building was 280 feet long and 50 feet wide ami was well equipped ith irrnnite manufacturing machinery. It was the former Burns plant and was operated by a company composed of the ollowihg men: Andrew Iernasconi, Jonn Brua. Peter and Harry l. firusa. all of Northfield. It is not known wheth er the plant will be rebuilt. The insur ance was carried 'u the acency of H. W . Orer A Co. of Northfield. Chief Eddie's Injuries. Chief Kddin was renting a comfort ably as could he expected at his home to-dav. and no lat hai' results were ex pected from bis eontsct with a heavy stream of water. It i said that there were not firemen enough at the nor.zle of one of the streams of water which were lieing directed on the burning stoneshed and that the force of the stream caused tl.e hose to get away from them. Chif f Eddie wa standing rot far away and he wa struck in the f-e and knocked un eoTiseiou. He ws picked up and car ried to bi home rpd given every atten tion. To-day be .n troi.hbd with blood coming from bis cvrs. but it i not , hat hi ii.iurv will be perma- t SWANTON BARN BURNED: ALSO HORSE Fire of Unknown Origin en Jewett Street Also Cracked Windows in Grocery Store on Opposite Side of Street. Swanton. Sept. I. Fire which broke out at 4 o'clock thi morning dci-troyed a largi ham on .tewett street owned by Tobn P. Firh and l.nated opposite hia grn,fT store and near hi lime work". The build eg wa a good structure ani all it content were destroyed, includ ing a Not. The tire was under m h eeaiwav when droere. that nothing OilM 1 v. t. Tie u of tiw fi;e is tint b'. The fw 1 1 v building en rcg ': " fy ri- " " art.aKv .:! bv uuuiaitue.