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THE BARRE DAILY TIMKS. BARRE, VT., SATURDAY, OCTOBER
23, 11)1.5. .. n - ' ' 11 V " i AGREEMENT IS ADMITTED .Whereby the New England Transportation Lines lxed the Rates, in 1881 GOVERNMENT SCORES IMPORTANT. POINT i-i -i niv.'-' This Document -Was' Known to Exist but Never Was Introduced New York, Oct. 23. Counsel for the defence in the trial' of. the eleven New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad directors lost another joint yesterday ,when Judge Hunt, presiding at the trial, ruled that the government might put 'into evidence an agreement made by the New England rail end steamship lines in 1881, fixing rates and providing pen alties for its infraction. The agreement ' had never before been made public, though it was brought out that it had been for years in the files of the inter state commerce commission. The attor neys for the defendants argued that the agreement was entered into prior to the enactment of the Sherman law in 1890, and was not relevant to this case. The government contended that it was con tinued in force after that date, and, upon its admission, put in evidence through Charles S. Mellen that the directors had taken official cognizance of it at a meet ing held in 1801. There was up for their consideration at this meeting a notification piade by the New York & New England railroad to the Sound Lines association of an in tention to operate a new connection with New York by water from Wilson Point, Conn., and the directors voted, accord ing to minutes identified by Mr. Mellen, to withdraw its joint traffic arrangement with the New England if that road es tablished the line. William Rockefeller, one of the defendants, was recorded pres ent at the meeting. The others who were directors at the time are dead. The sound lines agreement, some of the signatures to which Mr. Mellen iden tified, provided a fine of $3,000 for each violation of the agreement by an mem Vr of the association, and the discharge of the employes concerned in the vio lation, Charles Francis Adams, president pf one of the steamship lines, to act as judge. It also provided for an in crease of rates as soon as it went into effect. Mr. Mellen spent practically the whole forenoon identifying .minutes of the directors' meetings, which disclosed the official steps taken to acquire rail road and steamship lines. , Mr. Swacker, of government counsel, lrt sliowed the witness a copy of the so-called Corsair agreement which di vided the transportation traffic of New England between tlie .New Haven and the Boston & Maine, on the Boston & Albany line. Mr. Mellen explained that this was not the real Corsair agreement, which was made on Mr. Morgan's yacht. "The ival Corsair agreement," he said, "covered a division of traffic between the New Ha ven and the New York Central at the Boston & Albany junction (at Spring field, Mass.) But I have always re ferred to this agreement here as the Corsair. It was made at Mr. .Morgan's bouse." The witness then identified the signatures of Mr. Morgan and other di rectors who signed the agreement. Sound tines' Agreement. The federal attorney then 3iandd the witness the so-called "Siund lines agreement," dated lHrtl, signed by the presidents of the exist iug New England atesmstiip lines and their connecting New England railroad lines to tix rates. Mr. Mellen ss able to identify several of the signatures attached to the doen ' merit, but nt all. Its admission was objected to by R. V. Lindabury of the l.trme on the ground that it was not Vrlrvaiit to the present alleged conspir acy, and made lfote the ensct merit of the Mierman law. The govern- YEAR r .on. onto Fortified Tires N SWO Truiiw 1 ta, Saturday Is lh; day to EstycLT Grapes We have received a carload of over 6.fXK) baskets of Con cords. Prices low. Malaga, ToKaj n. Corn idiom 10c a lb. Niarara and Salem 15c a lialct TEACHES t rv i is rra is PEARS i w ft t rrt rtt r'rr (.RAPEIRUIT rt r-a iw rem ri tw BANANAS T.t rxr O r Qj 'k l Jvtrr United Fruit Slcre til- J TO REGAIN HEALTH CLEANSE TIIE BLOOD When your blood is Impure, weak, thin and debilitated, you cannot possibly enjoy good health.' Your system bo comes receptive of any or all diseases, and germs are likely to lodge in some part of tho body. Tut your blood in good condition, and do so at once. Hood's Karsaparilla acts directly and peculiarly on the blood it purifies, en riches, and revitalizes it and builds up the whole system. Hood's Hnrsaparilla is not a cure-all. It is the best blood medicine on the market. It has stood tho test of 40 years and is used all over tho world. Get it and begin treatment to-day. It will surely help you. Sold by all drug gists, Advt. ment maintained it was still in force during the present conspiracy. Judge Hunt held that the government had the right to introduce the agreement as showing the existence of a conspiracy which the defendants came into at a later date. ' ' ' In taking exceptions to its admission, Mr. Lindabury said the agreement had been approved by the Massachusetts au thorities and had for years been on file with the interstate commerce commis sion in Washington without objection' being raised to it. Mr. Swacker, for tne government, remarked that the com merce commission had nothing to do with the. administration of the Sherman law. He said the government would prove that under the operation of this r ... ... . " i , . . agreement me jveiv iiaven was auio iu gain an advantage over its competitors. Early Trend xowara "wonspuacy. Returning to the directors' minutes, Mr. Swacker had the witness identify records revealing that the directors, in cluding Mr. Rockefeller, voted in April, 1891, to withdraw all joint business witn the New York and New England if the New Encland should open a proposed through Tine connecting by water with New York at Wilson Point," Conn. Sim ilar action, the records show, was threat ened against the Boston & Maine if an other through connection was rouiea through Belchertown, Mass. The minutes revealed mat tne direc tors had, in connection with the Wilson Point proposition, taken cognizance of the existence of the Sound Lines asso ciation, attention having been called to the fact that the New lork & New Eng land had notified the association ot its intention to operate the line. This was introduced by the government to show that agreement figured in the New Ha ven's affairs after the enactment of the Sherman law. CHINA MAY RETURN TO A MONARCHY Fund Being Created to Promote Sympa thy for That Form of Government, Say Chinese Newspapers. Tekin, Oct. 23. The newspapers an nounce that the promoters of the Peace society (called in Chinese tho Chou An Hiei) have recently received $200,000 for the purpose of promoting sympathy for the potential monarchy throughout the country, and it is estimated in some quarters that this sum has come from government circles. The l'ekin Gazette says that "a week's study of the supreme issue raised by Mr. Vang Tu and his fellow promoters of the Chou An Huei leaves us con vinced thst unless the menace indicated further on is understood a monarchial restoration in China is a certainty." Referring to the "Nanking agreement betwwn President Yuau's party and tha revolutionary government which was es tablished at Nanking, the paper sayst "This settlement is understood by the South in the sense of a great national chsrter which forever ended the cycle of alien conquest that hitherto swept Chi na; and it is also prized as the title-deed which vests in the nation a country hitherto governed as the private domain of the reigning monarch and his house. The Niuth looks upon the national set tlement done at Nanking as the funda mental bulwark agsinst the recurrence of ancient wrongs and aches; and, right ly or wrongly, it is a living fear there in the region on and beyoni the Yang-tse-king that, if the republic and the great human things and aspirations de noted by the idea disappear and pass into thn night haunted by theghosts of the psst. the force and ower of hab it, custom, tradition and the other agen cies of national environment will drive us to the re-etblUhmcnt of a system not unlike in essentials ti tle regime tint wss shattered in 1 PI 1. "The question of expediency has also centered itself about tiie personality of the new monarch. No Chinese that is not a lse in spirit would care to see his eour.try ruled by an slien; and if there is t be a monarch isl restoration m bins, it can hardly be dmibteJ that t!n presidmt would 1 ctitlt'ed to the srrptre. Idit it is equally a matter of no little ertsinlr ttt sink a eorptre would be but a bsuble if it psswd into the lm! rf the .reijent in circuiti-Unr-s thst mitfM be interpreted by the nstimts iii the eetme of a sirure, I'n-l-s rr!;1y is the frr leering pf the p no monsrthisl system in O.iaa tumid otitlsst ether the 1 f f th moa- rch or lis control of the md.tsry force f t' empty. TW are nut a few . ..-!!,. nf thst ti fS'-ts of fistinn sl 4-t.r r 4-iuaM a ni'HnM;ial reot'f sti'pn is tl i ffiititrT fer that, if I. a ritst "ti is ftci a rut of the tii"''nrit in1itM Vy the T w ra ff ti N f IV'" t - ,'1 r s'" ! a ro' g th ftsti this i tA a f )'. ,7"r fA th ftr-rr'tre. 'i;-t ti of i -'.-fux , t''Vv tri M "--rf'il a ty are y ft tie vwtnt. are ta a s n iWiTMn! , -n,ti; ni f t t ' x r'-"fi tHy ii i W n m4 nlf e;s ?- 1w tii'l tH4 ahsl v f f th 1,ine O tif i trmtnrn t -i t X n tf4tt B 1t ,r ( t ftff t4 tnWi '1 l Ttntnn. Jk ! it ri ,!tn V. . . tl,e -1 ' f rrt r n-ff hr r--' w tti ''- it t! t - -sr-- tp sim il f"3 .? iT '"' a r-Twh- t - ii ts'wi'.r ":'..' t t t t-4 ft n iv h i" m it EIGHT STATES IN ELECTION In Four of Them Governors Are to Be Elected on Nov. 2 IN FIVE, IMPORTANT ISSUES UPPERMOST Woman's Suffrage to Come ' Up in Three of the States , Eight states. New Y'orlc, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, and Mississippi, will hold elections on Tuesday, Nov. 2. In four of these states, Massachu setts, Maryland, Kentucky and Missis sippi, governors are to be elected; in six states, New York, Massachusetts, Mary land, New Jersey, Kentucky and Mis sissippi, the state legislatures, in whole or in part, are to be elected, and in five states, New Y'ork, Massachusetts, Mary lajid, Pennsylvania and Ohio, important constitutional issues are to be decided. With a few local exceptions, in fact, these constitutional questions will be the dominant issues on election day, includ ing as they do such fundamental mat ters as woman suffrage, municipal home rule, prohibition, state income tases, ref erendum plans, and some lesser reforms, The woman suffrage question will come up for decision, in New York, Pennsyl vania and Massachusetts, which states will furnish, in point of population, the greatest test the suffrage issue has ever had in the United States. New Jersey the first state in the East to vote on equal suffrage, defeated the proposition at a special election given over exclu sively to the suffrage question on uct. l. While it has been held by some political observers that the result of the test in New Jersey would be reliably indicative of what might be expected in the three bigger neighboring states, the suffrags leaders have not been discouraged by the bitr majority with which the issue was defeated in New Jersey, and look for ward to the bigger test with confidence. The importance of this test is indicat ed by the fact that, in point of popula tion, the states of New York, Pennsyl vania and Massachusetts, which will vote on suffrage Nov. 2, include over 20,000,000 people a fifth of the population of the entire United States and these zo.txxi, 000 are practically double the population of the states hi which equal suffrage has as yet been fully achieved. New York State. In New York state, in addition to the suffrage issue, a dominant feature of the election will be the question or adopting a new state constitution as revised by a recent state constitutional convention, presided over by Elihu Root. The new constitution, at the request of the suf frage leaders, has not been made to in clude the suffrage amendment, hence the constitution and the suffrage issue will be voted upon separately, neither ques tion having anything to do directly with the fate of the other. The features of the revised constitu tion are measures designed to give the cities of the stste greater latitude in the management of municipal affairs, and co incidently to relieve the legislature of a vast amount of local matters; to make the governor a mora responsible individ ual by making the numerous executive arms of the administration more directly responsible to him, to reform the judi ciary so as to eliminate some of the red tp that is declared to handicap the prompt execution of the laws; and among other provisions the short ballot and the budget system. Two important articles, elating to taxation and reapportionment will be submitted to the votvrs, separate from the general constitution questkm. Two other scpsrste amendments would provide for a t27,(O0,(iO bond issue to complete the barge canal, and to permit the legislature to alter the rate oi inter, est on certain ataU debts already in curred. Although tle Republicans were in a majority in the row vent ion, they sre not a unit In eufporting tha new constitution nor are the lieroocraU stand ing solidly against it. In tvrsonnel. the New Yoik eWtion calls for the choice of a full assembly td ISO member. 11 supreme court justices snd thre con fr --, as well as cninty snd city officials in some sections of the stste. (ngreiinal stircenr are to be rhooen to Jncph A. 4 Joiibh-n, lmm nt of the twrnty third district, and F.dwm A. Merritt, jr and rreno h. rsyne, et the thirty -frt and thirty-sixth. rre tivily, who died while serving ia the UM ConsT. The candidate are: William S. iw-nrwtt, P.-iWi'-a, end I71wrth J HeIy, Iv-mnrrst. b"tb New Y"k. in the t wctsty-third district; IVrtrsnd H. Hnetl of rit.I. F.cpnblicaa, iliisni I.. JVw .f Malm. Ik mw-rat. and Howard I. Hadiey f Hsttsburg. rr.Ti-ie, the thirty-first dt'-1 ; mn4 Nran K (iouH of a TslU. I-pubicaa-l"r-1 rriie. loi 4. L.t f ttwva ; liemi'Tst, ia the thirty ittk. Xasnacf.asrtts Mim) u1t. 1m A i turn i tl amf frr tmn"lii-st. '! " no th rTf m-tion f4 gi!cr the l-v''"r tHor T te im-- a tai a ifte, n4 is Uf ant f"T th takirg tr cf U"'. ia cniirt'y !trv1 1"r t furj" M.tWlitg ,..mr1'lt -U tnt Vtrmr h mv t imm the twice ca A n lr. Invil I. tVslsh IVswnt. n t b 1 mn 5. i, '--U,- trrrn "Wt!V. ar: I, t.wm: U tnr . ?-t'". :t t4 VrT CT. "-,t l-Wf. .a. IwrlmH rH-nt r4 in oth -r ."r W. ttc t" ni t'' -r ? t I5'' : a'"" t V -t4 fyi:Tavia. f't f ' t I 4 f1 t- t t : l ... .- t? '" " ' ''ifr S- with tha exception of tnreo candidates to fill vacancies on the superior court bench. ' In general the only thlnfi other than the suffrage Issue to attract the vot ers to the polls will bo county and mu nicipal elections, although one congress man is to be elected to till a vacancy In the twenty-fourth district. In Philadelphia tho Kepublican organ ization lias conducted a vigorous cam paign to regain control of tho city ad ministration, which was wrested from it four years ago when the reform elements united with the Democratic party and elected Rudolph Wankenburg, a life-long reformer in politics, as mayor. The Re publican candidate for the mayoralty this fall la Thomas B. Smith, former postmaster of Philadelphia. ' His chief opponent is Oeorge D. Porter, a reformer who has been director of the department of public safety in the Dlankenburg ad ministration. He resigned to make the canvass for the mayoralty under the banner of the recently formed Franklin party. The Democratic party is running its candidates on a straight party ticket. Maryland. Maryland will elect a governor, comp troller of the state treasury, attorney general, a full-house of delegates and half of the state Senate. In addition four constitutional amendments will be voted upon, and local minor officers will be chosen in tho counties and Baltimore City, Candidates to succeed Governor Goldsborough, Republican, are: Ovington E. Weller, Republican; Emerson C. Har rington, Democrat, and Oeorge R. Gor such, Prohibitionist. The constitutional amendments are for the referendum, a new taxation scheme, home rule for cities, and parole in crim inal cases. The referendum plan is prac tically the same as that followed in other states, except that tho Maryland proposi tion includes a prohibition against the use of the referendum in any local op tion or license legislation, if the home rule amendment carriea the legislature will be relieved of a vast , amount of purely local legislation, which would be vested in the city and counlty councils; while the taxation amendment provides for the classification of all kinds of prop. erty for the purpose of taaxtion. Ohio. There will be general interest in the election in Ohio for the reason that state-wide prohibition of the liquor traf fic is an issue again tins year, as it was last year in the form of a proposed con stitutional amendment which would for bid the sale or manufacture for sale of any alcoholic beverages. The "wets have countered thig proposal with peti tions under the initiative and referendum law by which the people will also vote on another provision which would pre vent the submission of any constitution al amendment more than twice in six years. Ohio is the only state in the un ion which will vote this tall upon the liquor issue. In addition to the broader Question of prohibition, the so-eallea liq uor license decentraliiation law, passed by the recent legislature, will be sub iectedo referendum. The issue concerns largely the method of selection of license commissioners, The Pprague congressional redisricting bill, passed by the recent legislature, will also be under fire by referendum, which wag petitioned by the Democratic state organization. - 1 he redisricting law as drawn would, it i declared, r' suit in normal 3'ears in the election of sixteen Republican congressmen and pos sibly six Democratic congressmen. The Democrats claim that the law whicii they passed when in power divided the districts about evenly as between the two parties. All ritiea In Ohio will select mayors and other municipal officers at the com ing election, but no state officers are to lie chosen this fall. Kentucky. The Kentmkians will elect a governor for a four-year term, all other state offi cers, one-hair or tne state penate ami an entire assembly. Democrats, Repub licans and Prohibitionists have contest- snts for every place on the ballot and (he Progressives are represented ty can didates for nearly all the state offices and numerous seats in the general as sembly. The Socialist party has only a candidate for governor. In the last presidential election the Progressive party in Kentucky polled ap proximately 12.lii0 more votes than the Republicans, but the latter claim to have regained many of those who had left the ranks. Four Tears no. when Governor Me- Creary, ivmocrat, was elected, bis ma jority over his Republican opponent was spproximately 33,i"J. Former Congressman a. O. Manley of llendcrnon recently won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in a three-sided contest by the largest plurality ever ac- eord-d a candidate In hentutkv. ine runner-up declared ia favor of state wide prohibition. Mr. Manley favored continuing in effect the county unit law, or local option. His snd later was inrorporsted in the Democratic, party platform. The platform alo favors eub- littinf to a vote of the people a consti tutional amendment that would do away nith the prison contract system and per mitting the working of convi on the eonntv road. Fdin r. Morrow f fomerrt, ia the RcrniWicaa nomine. Fred .?. IrexW. Iswisiille man, beads the iY"fTvive tkket. MiasisRppL The el1loa in Mississippi will l sserily a rstifl -t ion f the nominations sjd by the lienwyattc voters at the tt primaries held lsst Ang.t. nas murh l Hler party has candidal' m the fnld. A till ft of stste. county snd diotri wiH formsl'y -lectc4. as i-'l as members cf fcotk Va n he of th 1-rmlstore. N' corgT WS) Will he le-t4 t i Tcsr. T"H jirsnsnt li'iit'-ntrt pTrtfof, Thee 3ore . T'ho. will tcme fv?K"T, e- tnf I ari r-f ct. an4 l- M. Kw wll i.l W lh !ii1"nrt r-ws-mnr. fHW 'Ut for ett '-' i'x till. wr- tsrv of Mat. Jofli w. I ri lllnf y rl. Rom ,4. O H Pr. 3. V. Tilt's: pr"rt'-T!,i,-rt of llrm, . H. -o"th. JTew Jery t !rri lhls H. ta. ' - - - , . i.r U e-r. t V .l-t of wW. -P .4 Su t v n W r Wt t.-'.Ml la e-w W la Tf W-1 larai tqttim l o- TW rWlns ta tw Af t ' o-a n-"-'wrf-j m f .--!' t m :! ,f t S fs-o . -. 1 m)iml ift L Copyright IJart Schaifncr kMarx IMPROVING THE PASTURE. Ridding It of Weeds and Stumps Big Forward Step. The first point in cleaning a pasture. is to rid it of all weeds, brush and trees which are not to be used for shade trees or some other purpose, auch as a protec tion or windbreak, says Farm Life. This can be done by grubbing, firing and pas turing by goats, etc. Excellent grazing lands can be made to produce which otherwise are only a burden to the farmer. The practice of pasturing with goats to clean up the weeds, brush and to kill the stripling treea can be profita bly managed. They not only save the cost of labor, but are an iniasing source of income themselves. I have seen hundreds of acrea of pasture land reclaimed in this way, and with a profit to the farmer. Another method of improvement which could be practiced much more than it is would be to mow the pasture first to cut down the weeds before they go to seed, and secondly to get rid of the over ripe and undesirable pasture grass. Oft en the weeds can be controled in this way, except those that reproduce by means of underground stems. In this ease continuous grubbing is the only sure method of complete eradication. Mowing down the ripe or dry grass not only rids the pasture of food that the cattle will not tat in moet cases, but invigorates a new growth of green leaves at a time when otherwise there would be but little good grass obtainable. More general mowing of our pastures when mowing is needed would result in more available pasture during harvest time or shortly after when thera ia oft en a lack of green gracing. Obviating Blackheads. Illarkheads are really dirt that has dogged up the pores of the skin. Theae blsik srweks must be removed, or the glands that carry off the waste mstter of tha skm will not be able to do tlir work. It is jut as if tha mouth ot a ewer were choked up. Try bathing the face every n'gnt " hot water. Arplv with towels wrong out, and after several times use a cleans-1 ing erewm, mawsging gently wun xnj tip of the fingers. Continue this tiestment, and if the. bhwkheada are still obstinate here is a more strenuous treatment i litwture ot green aoap, twa ounces: aisuuru liafl. tw unoca. !-t this mixture 1 stsy on only a few minute, then wash of! with hot vstcr. If tne giwa op; irritatce the skin, a it sometimes will, . i . .. K 11 ue it every nier uj. "IT1) " j cream. LOOK AT CHILD'S TONGUE IF SICK, CROSS, FEVERISH MTbtn Ccnst psted at BJjeaa, Civa "Cal ifornia Srrua if Fits Look at tfce toftfiw, innt W! If 4. H a l atsre ur iMt ?our Htl ptonift'k. a4 lohi f '- a Igmi tW'tuh Wo-t $ t , J ni. tniiML rro, ! ?- '! A,,1! t r smH t . i tM atowai-k awH. - tft. r,' 1 fail f ?" ,ttl 4 '' ' is a ? ' ?i tb f-iI. s :! i .-4 ..I rtM lift! 1 .""t j aa yi e I " 1 " ''J T - ,'? " s o-.""" - - ', tnLs lfH t-i Ak il-rrl a " - V" V t 1f V I"- i' i r anf f"? f- -t;!" f j tj rf a- 4 r-.- 3 Tat t t it k wt4' a' -' m f you want overcoat you frame into, youll get one of Hart Schaffner & Marx Varsity Six Hundred mod els. They're new in idea, and new in the smart little touches of style which make clothes very distinctive, and unusual. ' 1 Come and see the new overcoats; there's nothing like them anywhere else. At $25.00 you'll see some very rich fabrics; and very 6mart styles. Moore & Owens Barre's Leading Clothiers 122 North Main Street 'Phone 66-W $1093 f. o. b. Factory "Any car that can compete with this one on tne level, can't compete with it on a hill. And one that can compete with it on a hill, can't compete with it on the level. It is quiet in operation and stays so. It's valves slide, like those of a steam engine. There is no pounding of valves and cams no clashing of metal against metal. There is not even the humming of gears, for silent chains are used instead. II. F. Cutler & Son ralace Garage Telephone 402-3 ELECTRIC LAMPS For-Horse-Drawn Vehicles Made of extra heavy jrauge brass. Cannot rust. Throws powerful light ahead. Has red rear signal and white side light for illuminating curb or etep. Can be attached by any one as easily as an oil lamp. Complete with Hatteries, f 2.75 Barre Electric Company 133 North Main Street. Barre, DON'T BE A BEAR The indoor months will soon be here. Why leave vour home as gloomy as a Uar's den, when fresh Wall Taper. Faint and Varnish will make it bright and cheery? . ... , , New Wall Papers just in. Also some good bariums in Bundle !ts. A. V. 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