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THE VOL. XVIII NO. 162. FURIOUS Vague But Persistent Reports Have It That the Move to Flank the German Right Is Slowly Developing in the Vicinity of St. Quentin. BRITISH DISTURBED BY LOSS OF CRUISERS Their Navy Had Been Cautioned That Germans Might Try to Eliminate . Vessels of British Fleet by Use of Submarines and Mines, as Happened. Momentous events, that may be a decisive factor in the battle of Aisne, are transpiring in the vicinity of St. Quentin, where the allies are making a furious attempt to turn the German right wing. Vague but persistent reports, wholly unofficial, but coming from several points, suggest that the Franco-British -turning movement is slowly developing. However, in advance of official claims or admissions regarding this tremendously important ac tion, little is definitely known. Such official references as are made to the extreme western battlefield are very guarded. An English correspondent declares that the German right has been turned between Peronne and St. Quentin. The British ad miralty has not made public an estimate of the casualties when three British cruisers were sunk by German submarines, but press reports' indicate that probably between 1,200 nd 1,500 offi cers and men were lost. Reports that two of the attacking sub marines were sunk lack confirmation. German casualties so far reported number 63,000, according to a Berlin announcement. The latest list bore 5,800 names. The deaths of two' generals were reported. An official statement, issued at Paris this afternoon, says the allies have advanced the western wing, after severe fighting, and also declares that German attacks on the east wing have been repulsed. ' Grand Duke Nicholas, commander-in-chief of the Russian forces, in reporting the capture of Jaroslau, says there is no change in the situation on the northwestern frontier. It is announced officially at Nish that after nine days' struggle the Austrians are in full retreat along the front from Diubovia to Losvitza. A press report from Petrograd says the railways leading to Przemysl are held by the Russians.- The Belgian army at Antwerp is reported as continuing its occasional sorties against the German army, whose base is at Brussels. Washington, D. C, Sept. 23.--The German left wing in Lor raine has crossed the French border and reoccupied Domevre, south of Blamont, and Nomeny and Dilme, north of Nancy, accord ing to dispatches received to-day at the French embassy. Another telegram states that in Servia a general battle has been in progress for a week in the region of Krupanj. ONLY ONE HOUSE REMAINS IN TOWN It Is Reported Also That 432 Inhabitants of T amines Were Put to Death. London, 4:40 a. m, Sept. 23. A dis patch to The Chronicle from Ghent quotes the local newspaper as saying ' that 432 inhabitants of the small Bel gian town of Tamines had been killed, presumably on account of some act against the Germans occupying that dis trict. The dead include a priest and local notables. After wholesale execu tions, says the dispatch, the torch was applied so effectively that only one house remains. 800 HOUSES BURNED AND 3,000 PEOPLE OUT Jewish Quartet of Haskeui on the Golden Horn Devastated by Fire Last Might. Constantinople, via London, Sept. 23. Fight hundred house in the Jewish quarter of Haskeui. on the Golden Horn, were destroyed by lire last night and S.noo Jews are homeless. CAPTURED GERMAN VESSEL. The Spreewald Had Been Fitted Out at a Crniser. London,. Sept. 23. The. Hamburg American line steamer Spreewald has been captured by the British cruiser Ber wick in the North Atlantic ocean, ac cording to an announcement by the ad miralty last night. H was Mated also that two collier had been raptured. The. SpreewaJd vu fitted out a an rmd cruiser. The two colliers carried J.CtOO tons of coal and 1) tons of pro viion for the rmB miiwT in the Atlantic water. The IVrwuk is mm man. Jed by (apt. Iwis C. Baker. The total number of German veeeels wtuch, according to latest reports bar ATTACK BY ALLIES' LEFT NOW BEING MADE been captured by British vessels at sea or by British port authorities is P2. Ninety-five German1 vessels were de tained in British ports at the outbreak of the war. Seventy British vessels were held in German ports at the commencement of hostilities and since then 12 British sea going vessels out of the upward of 4.000, carrying on over s trade have been captured and sunk at sea. BRITISH MUCH DISTURBED. V Over Loss of Three Cruisers as They Were Cautioned Against Raid. London. Sept. 23. The daring raid of German submarines across the North sea which resisted yesterday morning in the sinking of the three British cruisers Abourkir, Hogue and Cressy, has mo mentarily diverted attention from the battlefields of the continent. This was one of the things which the British navy has been led to -expect, for the Germans have frankly avowed their plan was to reduce naval superiority by submarine raids and the sowing of mines, and they have been training their young officers for sallies of this kind. Nevertheless the British fleet must keep the seas to insure Great Britain's food supply, and in doing so must run great risks. The ships which were sunk, while ob solete, still were very useful and it is little satisfaction to England to know that her crui-er Meet Js still double in number that of the Germans and that, as Winston Spencer Chun-hill, first lord of the admiralty, has said, she will be able to build during the war three to (German's one. 2 AUSTRIAN CRUISERS LIMP INTO PORT Veasels Were Said to Be in Badly Dam aged Condition Reported ia London. London. 12:15 p. m, Sept. 23. In a diepatch from a Borne correspondent, the Central New say that travelers amv irf frwm Scbenioo. in IHlmatia, declare BARRE, VERMONT, i : that two Austrian erttisers have put into port badly damaged. SACRIFICED WITHOUT REASON. German Loss Was Heavy in Region of Caronne. Faris, Sept. 23. Wounded soldiers, who are commencing to arrive here from the region of Craonne, describe battles there Sunday and Monday as having been deadly for the Germans who, they say, were sacrificed without apparent reason by their officer. Though pushed back with great daughter, some of the wounded say, the Germans returned again and again, only to be mowed down by the French. One entire regiment, it was declared, was wiped out. and when the French took possession of the field they found 1.000 wounded left by the Germans. Trenches that had 'been carefully prepared for re sistance of the allies' advance were filled with dead. A superior officer' among the wounded estimated the German Iobscs in this en gagement alone at 7,000. INCREASE OF RATES AGAINST STATUTES New Hampshire Public Service Commis sion Denies Request of Boston & Maine and Grand Trunk Railroads. Concord, N. H Sept. 23. Requests of the Boston &. Maine and Grand Trunk railroads for the approval of their pro posed increase in mileage rates in New Hampshire from two to two and one quarter cents a mile were denied by the public service commission in an an nouncement to-day. In denying the re quests, the commission quotes the stat ute fixing the two-cent rate and says it believes it the commission's duty to as sume that the statute is valid. WILL SUE GOVERNMENT. Marconi Wireless Co. Is Preparing the Papers. New York, Sept. 23. The Marconi Wireless Telegraph company of America announced last night it was preparing papers for a suit in the federal court to determine, whether, the United States government has the right and power to close, its plants for not observing the navar neutrality regulations. . Edward J. Nally. vice-president and general manager, said the following tel egram was Bent to Josephus Daniels, sec retary of the navy, after the company had been informed yesterday that its station at Siaseonset, Mass., would be. closed unless the company gave, assur ances that it would observe the rules." "We have been unable to procure the attorney general's opinion regarding the use of the wireless, owing to unwilling ness of the departments to give it out. In view of the very important legal questions involved and public and private injury that would be caused by forcible action, we suggest that such action be withheld long enough for us to submit questions to decision of a federal court in a suit, papers for which are now being prepared. " "We desire," the statement reads, to correct any impression that the public may have that the Marconi company ia wilfully trying to evade neutrality laws. We are endeavoring to the utmost of our ability to conform to every requirement of a neutral citisen of this country. We take the position that the reception and transmission of messages from our sta tions are not forbidden by any law or treaty. "If it is unneutral for the Marconi company to receive a message from a British war vessel at sea it is quite as unneutral for a telegraph or cable com pany to receive or forward messages to or from Canada, Great Britain, France or Germany." BARRE COMPANY INCORPORATES. Barber Medicine Co. Has Capital Stock of $50,000. . The Barber Medicine Co. of Barre has filed articles of association with the Ver mont secretary of state, with a ee.pital stock of SoO.fHK). The incorporators am Charles N. Barber, ' Bessie Barber and C. N. Barber, jr. The Highland Lumber to. of St. Johns- bury has also filed articles, with capital stock of $.1,000. VIRGINIA GOES "DRY." Majority of Over 20,000 Indicated by the Early Returns. Richmond. Sept. 23. Early returns from Virginia's election yesterday on a state-wide prohibition indicate that the Prohibitionist have carried the state by a majority of more than 20,000. EAST CABOT. Henry Pslg of Randolph was at Ira Bead's 'Monday and Tuesday. Mrs. W. I. Abbott drove to Hardnhk Fridav and her daughter, Inex, an-oni- psnied her home. Mrs. W. I). Jiarr spent lnnrs.isv at Charles How land s at Cabot. Mrs. Kate Taige has returned to George Morse's after a few weeks' stay with relatives at t raitsmiry. Mr. and Mrs. George Houshton and daiiehters spent Sunday at his father, X K. Houghton. Mr. end Mrs. lister Tyrrill have one to the Bethel inn. Bethel, to work, after week's visit with her mother, Mrs. fJeorg Drew. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Paige, with a party of four other f mm Montpelier. ere at Ira ReT and Oorre Moiwe' fcundsy. Mi" Ha wl AhHott is the orer of a Shetland and Welsh pony colt, four month o'd. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 101: HORSE CUT TENDON Doctor G, Just Sold, May Never Race Again. Brattleboro, ' Sept. 23. The largest first day's attendance at a Valley fair since 1011 and the largest grandstand sale of seats since 1000 marked the opening day of the annual fair here yes terday with mid summer heat. The rac ing was the best ever seen on an open ing day and the 2:26 stake race in par ticular was excitng. Doctor G. had to be withdrawn after an accident in the fourth Heat in which he cut nearly off a tendon in his foreleg. The horse was sold yesterday morning by C. H. Rowe to Samuel Hastings of Boston. He will probably never race again. The vaudeville acts were all good and W. G. Flexon of Gloucester, N. J., made a perfect balloon ascension and triple parachute drop, landing just outside of the grounds. The race summary: 2:21 Class, Trotting. Purse, $300. Nelson Todd, b. s., A. B. Martin. Dover, N. H 2 111 Princess Custer, e. m., H. F. Pierce, Ktanstead. Que 3 3 2 2 The Elder, L. E. Fletcher, Fitchburg 4 2 3 3 Anna, b. h., F. D. Whitcomb, Springfield ...-.. 4 .'...." 1 4 4dis Time-2:20y4, 2:21',, 2:20, 2:21. 2:25 Stake, Pacing Purse, $"00. Derby Custer, ch. s., New- port stock farm . . . . . ... 2 11 4 2 1 Hal Perkins, Jr., blk. g., H. A. Moore, Woodstock ... 3 4 3 1 1 2 Pedro, b. g., H. P. Yearly, Brattleboro 6 3 5 2 3ro Doctor G., b. g., C. II. Howe, Athol 1 2 2 3 dr Wendwell Wood, blk. g.. R. ' H. Spence, Schenectady.. 4 5 4 ro Time-2:144, 2:13, 2:13, 2:22Vi, 2:13, 2:19. 2:17 racing. , Purse, $300. Casey Jones. B. G. Wheeler 1 1 1 Little Joe, Derby racing stable . . 2 2 2 Alcandeen, b. a., Riverview farm, Burlington 5 3 3 Botrgv. b. g., A. B. Martin, Dover, NH. . 3 4 5 Kelso, b. g., L. E. Fletcher, Fitch burg 5 Time 2:15, 2:15, 2:i5. CUSHING WAS NAMED FOR SECOND PLACE Bay State Republicans Nominated Him at Primaries Tuesday No Contests Over Heads of Three Tickets. Sent. 23. Revised complete returns of the vote at yesterday's pri maries for Renublican candidates below governor showed the winners to be Graf ton D. Cushing. lieutenant-governor; A. P. Langley, secretary; Charles L. Burrill, refuser, A. B. Cook, auditor: Harry C. Attwill," attorney general. The general mck or contest iodine head of the Democratic ticket and for any place on the Republican and Pro gressive tickets resulted in a ngnt vote. Governor Walsh was renominated by the Democrats; former Congressman Samuel W. MeCall was named for governor by the Republicans and former House Speaker Joseph MalKer ny tne rrogres- MILL AND LUMBER BURN. Cause of Fire at East Pittsford Is Laid , to Boiler. -Fast Pittsford. Sent. 23. The Harley Perkins steam saw mill was totally de stroyed by fire which was discovered about 11 o'clock hut evening. Lumber in the yarns adjoining the mill also caiifht fire and a considerable quantity wa dcstroveA The cause of the fire is not definitely Known but is. believed to hate originated1 from tne boiler. . SALE3I" FRIGHTENED BY FIRE OUTBREAK $35,000 Damage To-day Was Done in Section Where Conflagration of June 25 Started. Salem. Mass.. Sent 23. A loss of 35,- 000 was caused to-day by a fire which de stroyed the factory of the Knapp Leath er company and badly damaged the sheepskin factory of the F. A. Buckley company, four-story wooden buildings. The cause is unknown. Great alarm was caused, as the fire started near where the conflagration of June 25, which wiped out a third of the city, began. TWO REUNIONS OF VETERANS. Were Held at Brattleboro and Officers Were Elected. Brattleboro, Sept. 23. Two reunions of veterans of the Civil war were held here yesterday. At the 2,"th annual re union of Co. K. 0th. Vermont, these of ficers were elected: President, David W. I.cwis of Boston; vice-presidents. Col. Thomas Hannon of Bennigton, M. L. Corbctt of Bernardston, Michael Sears of Greenfield and M. L. Howard of Jamaica; secretary and treasurer, L. W. k.,-k n( Rmnkline. The 17th annual re union of Co. B. Kith Vermont, elected these oflicers: President, A. r. Ranney from Westminster; vice-president, G. S. Vnrth Adams. Mass seere- tary and treasurer, E. H. Putnam of Brattl-boro. DEATH AT PLAINFIELD. Miss Emma Page Had Been in Failing Health for Mentha. Plainfield. Sept. 23. Miss Emma Page died early Tuesday morning at the home of her brother. Dan Page, with whom ,he had made her home for many years. Miss Page had been in failing health for several months. Mis Emma Page w born in Plain field. Feb. 2. 1"4. the daughter of Ira and Eunice (Bancroft i Page. Me had always lived in this town. She is sur vived by one brother and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held from t.er late home rhurdav afternoon i 2 o.lok. Kev. John I.. B.-ardon of Barre officiating. Burial will take place ia the village eemrtery. WILL CURTAIL CITY EXPENSES Barre City Council Have an Experience Meeting to Get Report FEW EXPENDITURES TO BE AUTHORIZED Because Departments Find They Are Near Their Limit An experience meeting of a financial sort was the regular fortnightly session of the city council last evening. Finances in practically every department of the city's business were given a cursory scanning in order that the administra tion might ascertain whither it is drift ing, whether it is drifting in fact, or rather, pursuing an even course in the channels which the executive had in mind when he enunciated his retrenchment policy at the beginning of the fiscal year. Confession is good for the soul and the various department heads told the story of their doings in the good old-fashioned testimonial way. All in all, it may be said that the administration is fairly hound on favoring breezes toward some thing like an actual retrenchment. .'. Heavy expenditures have been made, are being made, in some directions, it Is trite, and accounts are about to be over drawn, but an encouraging amount of thrift has been shown in more than one instance. It was a good omen at the opening of the session when the mayor distributed - brief complimentary mes sages to each member as a reward for punctuality. It may not happen again, but for once every alderman was in his seat when the gavel came down. Per haps because this is the year of quad rennial appraisal, the account of assess ing taxes has been pared to the core. An extra appropriation of $300 will be needed. Printing and stationery will need an extra allowance of $50, and if contemplated improvement are to be carried through there will be other ap propriations for surface sewers, side walks and street. It is more than like ly, however, that a number of these im provements will be postponed until next year. Accounts of public buildings and the water department will have to be Lpro.pic4 lip in a measure if the plans in I prospect'are to 'reach maturity. An itemized list of the necessary appropria tions will be approved at the next meet ing. The resolution authorizing the Issu ance of $65,000 in school bonds was giv en its second reading and adopted with little discussion. The resolution, as re viewed last week, got a pretty thorough "once over" when it was read the first time. It is expected that the bonds will be issued at once in denominations of $500 or $1,000 and at an interest bear ing rate of 4 per cent. They are to be sold within the state and are to be datcu Oct 1 with an expiring date, of 20 years. The city will reserve the right to re deem them on any interest bearing dat? and the customary plan of having the is sue certified by a trust company lia been abandoned. Water rose to conversational levels when two Berlin street residents ap peared and asked for an extension of the main in their locality. The request was made the occasion for a debate between Chairman Keefe of the water committee and AMerman Cook, who is second mem her of the same committee. The latter favored regular meetings of the water committee in order that petitions of this kind might receive prompt attention, It having developed that the petitioners had prayed for the petition some time previous". Chairman Keefe thought the committee should not meet unless it has business to transact, a rule which, he believed, would tend to reduce expensrs the while. The argument ended when the committee agreed to meet this even ing. A committee report drafted during the session recommended that the main be extended, even though it looked as though the departmental appropriation was about to be overdrawn. It was claimed that the petitioners are in sore straits by reason of the failure of a spring water company to supply their wants. The report was accepted and the recommendations ordered carried out. Durinir the evening. Alderman Cook, eliairnwn of the charity committee, took evasion to explain the $12rl bill turned in by the city farm for August. After recountinff a number of reasons which appeared to be sufficient he expressed his opinion that the expenditure for the month was not unduly large. Alderman Keast reported a canvass of residents near the Brook street inter section of North Main street in which it seemed to be the concensus of senti ment that a merry-go-'round on the Hastings lot in that locality would be object ionable. His report was accepted and it was voted to refuse the request of E. W. Cliesser. a Waterbury amuse ment man. who had aked permission to operate his merry-go-'round in that neichborhood. The finance committee, reporting on its conference with the eity attorney, held the opinion that the tax appeal of Fred N. Braley on his 1014 appraisal is almost identical with the protest which be registered last year. The report was arceptcd with Alderman Cook's amend ment changing the word "identical- to "almost identical." Building permit were granted in the following instance on the favorable re port of the inspector: Mrs. Jane Durkee. to reshingle barn at 300 North Main street; F. Antoinetti. to reshingle roof at 152 North Seminary street; S. AI harirri. to reshingle property at It" North Seminary street. A large number of Pmoklvn street property owners pe titioned the mum il for two street light, on to b located at the south end of the street and the other to be plaeel ner the house of Mrs. Patterson. The referred lighting committee. Warrants approved for payment were as follows: Street department payroll, $208.84, street, permanent streets, street sprinkling, state highway, surface sower, sidewalks and bridges and culverts ac counts; water department payroll, $00. 88; fire department payroll, $85.11; pr lice department payroll, $03.07; G. Bemis, $14, services as janitor; r ' & Gregoire, $11.01, work on aide p F. Walker, $12, services as j- , city hall during Mr. Bemis' j D.N. Gilbertson, $5, repairs h nail. TOO MANY DEPREDATIONS Alleged to Have Been Committed by Mike Cerasoli'a Gang. Mike Cerasoli, aged 1(1, led his gang into he North Barre Granite Co.'s shed lnf SafnrHuv and committed so many acts of malicious mischief, according to the police, that the arrest oi tne gang leader was the only thing the officers rould do when the complaints reached their ears. Voting Cerasoli was taken into custody' yesterday by Officer Harry Gamble on a warrant issued at the re quest of Grand Juror William Wishart. The boy is tiaid to nave maue a iuh cun fession'of the gang raid, although he was not asked to make a plea when arraigned hefnre Aet.inir Judrre A. A. Sargent in city court last night. Instead, the case was continued lor two wee anu iumss mother furnished bail in the sum of $50 for his appearance. It is alleged that the boys tampered with the traveling crane and daubed the machinery with tar and red paint. Others said to have been implicated in the mischief are un der 18 years of age and if any action is taken in their cases, they will be ar raigned before Judge Frank J. Martin in juvenile court. William Spear of Seminary street came back to court last night and re versed a subsequent plea of not guilty to his fourth offense of intoxication. Magistrate Sargent allowed the man to sign the pledge for a year and suspended further execution of sentence pending Oie resnondpn fa irood behavior. Before departing, Spear paid the costs of $5.90. He was arrested one day last week by Officer David Henderson. N0RTHFIELD WON CASE. Jury Returned Verdict in Daniel Mc Carthy Suit. In Washington county court late yes terday afternoon a verdict was returned for the .defendant in the case, of Daniel McCarthy, administrator, vs village of Northfiefd, the jury having been out over five hours. The plaintiff had brought suit for the death of his son, Arthur McCarthy, while, working in the Northfield municipal electric plant. The defendant claimed that the young man handled the metal in throwing on a switch instead of taking hold of the woode handle. The ease of A. J. Howe, administrator, vs. Charles Selinas, executor, an appeal from the commissioners of probate, was next taken up. The jury was .drawn as follower-John --Wmtburg of b1s "eity, C. A. Parker of Wartvn,, E. '.? Rus of Calais, Charles A. Ordwav of i Northfield, W. A. Perry of Barre, W. Dana of Warren. David B. Adams of Northfield, C. B. Bill of Woodbury, D. D. Donavan of Duxbury, Charles Houghton of Cabot, Tames Erwin of Waitstiejd and C. -I. Harvey of Woodbury. NORTH TROY DOCTOR SERIOUSLY HURT Dr. A. M. Butterfield Thrown Out of His Automobile When an Explosion Occurred. North Trov. Sept. 23. Dr. A. M. But terfield was seriously injured yesterday afternoon in an automobile accident and w-as taken to the Royal Victoria hospital in Montreal last night. Just as Dr. But terfield stepped into his automobile to go in consultation with Dr. W. H. White on a case there was some kind, of an ex plosion and Dr. Butterfield was thrown out of the machine. The extent of his injuries is not known. KILLED BY AUTOMOBILE. Harry Tuttle Dragged 125 Feet at Dover, N. H, Yesterday. Dover, N. H., Sept. 23. Harry Tuttle, 40, was struck tand instantly killed late yesterday afternoon by an automobile driven by Leo Maloney of Rochester and owned by Rev. C. F. Lacroix of the same city. The accident occurred near Tut" tie's home on the Dover Point road. Maloney and his two companions. James and Joseph Fanfacon, both of Rochester, were arrested. The former is held on a charge of manslaughter, and the Fanfacon brothers were released on bail of $200 each. Maloney was driving from Portsmouth. When near the Tuttle home he clainn he attempted to pass a small car which was approaching him, and that Tuttle, in endeavoring to get out of the way of this car stepjied in the path of the Roch ester machine. The victim was dragged for 12.) feet. His neck was broken, both legs broken and his head and body ter ribly cut. No New Hampshire license was car ried by Maloney, but he had a Massa chusetts li.ense. Tuttle was walking home from his work. He lived with his sister, Mrs. Irving Austin. TRANSFERRED TO WATERBURY. Rev. George Devoy to Hare Charge of St. Andrew' Parish. S Alhan. Sent. 23. Kev." Genree Devoy of Sheldon Springs has been transferred to St. Andrew cminn in Waterbury to till the place mde vacant by the di-ath of Pev. D. K. Coffey in IVwton recently. Kr. Pevoy was ordained at Sheibrok. P. y.. Nov. 2!. I! '3, and went to the Church of the Holy Angel at Alburg on D, oem'ier 3 of that year. He remained at Alburg until tMobrr. 14. when h was transferred to the church at St. Alhan Bay. where he remained eifiht year. In July 1912 he went t the St. Anthotiv churrh at Sheldon Sprinp. Alexander of the Vhilliea is shorn ine better fnrm at prevnt than any other twirler in the National league. While not at hi bet in the early siwi. his work of late b been highly spectacular.. petition was TRICE, ONE CENT. SEEM TO FAVOR 0"AS.A.PROUTY iiut the Vermont Democrats Were Put in Tangle When Watson Was Presented SO THEY ADJOURNED TO THIS AFTERNOON Adopt Resolution of Sympa thy for President Wilson Burlington, Sept. 23.7 The Democratic state convention for nominating a stato ticket and a candidate for United States senator assembled at the Strong theatre this forenoon at. 11:15 o'clock, there be ing about 450 delegates present out of a possible 633. Fred C. Brown of Pownal, chairman of the state committee, called the conven tion to order and announced that P. M. Meldon of Rutland would be chairman and T. L. Howley of Burlington secre tary. Mr. Meldon was received with en thusiasm, and soon the temporary or ganization was made permanent. The first formal action of the conven tion was the adoption of resolutions ex pressing the sympathy of Vermont Dem ocrats to President Wilson over the deMt.i of Mrs. Wilson. The nomination of a candidate for t'nited States senator was then taken up, but the business was not completed when adjournment was taken for din ner. J. E. Burke of West Rutland placed the name of Charles A. Trouty, the Pro gressive and Prohibition candidate, he fore the convention, soon followed by John H. Senter of Montpelier in nom inating P. M. Meldon of Rutland. At the close of Mr. Renter's remarks Mr. Meldon declared that he would not tervts as a candidate, and so the nomination was withdrawn. II. C. ShurtlefT of Montpelier nominated Charles D. Wat son of St. Albans for senator. At this point J. E. Burke of Burling ton arose and asserted that Mr. Watson was slated for another nomination and he did not think it right to take action on his nomination for senator until Mr. Watson's views could be ascertained. Then Mr. Burke moved that the conven tion adjourn until 2 o'clock this after noon, and: tftev!.np!oa .prevauea.,..,,r.- The Platform.' , The committee on resolutions present ed a platform severely scoring the Re publican party for state and national activities, recommending the abolition of the office of attorney general and sev-. eral state commissions, favoring a work men's eompensstion law, a real local op" tion law, a corrupt practices law, favor ing election by the people of the state tax commission, the state bank commis sion, the highway commission and coun ty and municipal judges and condemning a state tax. Owens for State Committee. The Washington county delegates to the convention agreed on E. J. Owens of Barre to continue as Washington coiuity member of the state committee. MUCH BUILDING IN ALBURG. New Railroad Station, Restaurant and Dwelling Houses Show Progress. A!hrr. Sent. 23. The people of this place feel that they have reason to be proud of the progress in improvements ' and building that has been made during the past few months. The new railroad station recently cum ,,l.fnil is a trreat addition to the town, tv-inw modern iii every respect. The op erators' office is much larger than the former one, with a hriefc vault wnicn is Ki,;u frnm the basement to the roof. and affords use for the offices of the t'nited States customs which are on tlie second floor, as well as the railroad offices. The building, as well as the ap proach to the station, is to be lighted by electricity, and the wide cement plat form around the station is a great im provement over the old board walk. Tl,n new restaurant owned by E. A. and W. J. Mumlcy. which has been open-1-cd recently, is very complete. A large dining room, with ice cream parlor and a lunch counter, occupy the entire front (if the building, while the rear contains a pool room and barber shop. The upper story consists of a modern ten-room ten ement. The building is equipped with .(team heat, hot and cold water, and a irasoline lighting system. Dwelling houe have re,-entiy heen built by Edmund Jarvis, William Young. Mrs? Sophia Gordon. Dolan Ijindry, Joseph Gonya, Wilfred Mailloux. H. A. Rraexn. and K. Prairie. Joseph and Paul Pearl are putting up a store and Amo Blair ha the foundation ready for a new house. The fjoodsel! property jut south of the railroad rrcssins ha been sold to parties from Poughkeepsie and it i re ported that a liotel will be built in the near future. ince the new tariff went into effect t the Dlant of the Boton Jersev cre.-imerv ha almt doubled. A tori-e of men is employed day and mcht. beside two bookkeeper. WASHINGTON FAIR NEXT WEEK. Management Say Twill Be Best Ever Held There. The Whingtn Agricultural ri. tion fair will he held Sept. 2. and nJ the management wi-bes to announce that it will be the het rier held on tv cround. K'erythinj.' will be in resdi ne and the u rintendent of the sev eral ibpaitmert t-rtrt more -ntr, than ever b-t'e. t .rt ne? -;,". M t mid other ttt.tw will ir--'v be l-ere. tome and have a g'd time. l.rjlxl goe. A civ.