' yiit wr. Ml lUHItE, VEKMOXT, TUESDAY. SKPTKMHKK, 1, !
' " . (
ARE BENT BACKWARD
- BUT REMAIN INTACT
Is Statement Given
bassy In London
To Official Report
Public In Paris Last Night.
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
"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
' -1 : - ' ' I I I r nr t rf nip nmwirv
Out By French Em
Which Was Made
Will Replace Those
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
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
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."
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
TJ. S. NOT ALARMED.
State Department Awaiting More Defi
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
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
WON'T DESERT POST.
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
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.
Presumably in Line with Plan to With
draw Unnecessary Troops t Re
place Those Sent te Fight
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
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
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
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
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.
HE SPENT NOTHING
File Campaign Statement at Washing
ton as Required by Law Hia Re
ceipts Also Have Been Nothing
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
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
mt and hh U tre convert ion. a
Howard K;rvner, rrnreeenUti
cf t'ae ustioaal f er'.y.
The Blazing Lake Steamer
Just in Time
VESSEL SANK JUST
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
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
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
MERCHANT MARINE BILL
Taken Up for Consideration in the House
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
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
18 SCHOOL TEACHERS.
Arrived Among 150 Passengers on the
Boston. Sept. 1. The Leyland liner
IVvonian, with loO passengers, mostly
Mran.led Americans, arrived to-day. The
paengers included 18 returning school
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
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
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
. 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
, 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
There Was No Republican Candidate
Opposing Senator Gallinger but There
Was Three-Corncied Fight
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
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
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
Took the American
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
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 .
a vi,t to bs dauaMer. Mrs. J. B.
fcayre, at William:-town, .Maa.
Brusa Granite Co.'s Plant at
Northfield Wiped Out This
Morning and 40 Stonecut
ers Were Thrown Out of
Employment Also Other
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
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
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
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-
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.
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