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k 3 BARRE DAILY TIME VOL. XXIV. NO. 128. BARRE, VERMONT, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1920. TRICE, TWO CENTS. MORE ARRESTS LIKEL Y IN PONZYS $15,000,000 DREAM OF FINANCE ODD LETTER IN MURDER CASE Federal and State Officials r Continue Their Search Into Every Ramification of the Monster Scheme Ponzi Out on Bail, But Home Is Watched. KNOWN LIABILITIES ALREADY- $7,000,000 There Were Fears in Bos ton Financial District That Other Boston Banks' Besides the Han over Trust Co. Would Be Found to Be Concerned. Boston, .Aug. f3 Other arrests are expected within 24 hours as the fur ther result of the investigation of spectacular financing, which began when Charles Ponzi's Securities Ex change Co. fell under suspicion. With the matter of Ponzi's affair pretty well in hand, Attorney General J. Weston Allen has turned his at tcntion to other money-making enter prises, which, it is claimed, are con ducted in violation of the law and to th loss of the too credulous investors. Patrons of the Old Colony Foreign Exchange company, which offered W per cent in six months on notes and which has continued in operation dur ing the investigation of Ponzi's affairs, started a run on the company's office in Devonshire street to-day. The crowd became so large that police were as signed to keep ' the people in line. Those, who said they wanted their money back and a few who wanted to invest were requested to leave their names and addresses and were, told that they would be notified when the company would receive, further sub scriptions or would be ready to refund. A report spread among the -crowd that investors would be paid at a branch office of the company at 32 Oliver street and there was an immedi fete rush in that direction. The Oliver treet branch is in a room on the third floor. Three clerka employed there got word that the crowd was coming and they locked the door and disap peared. Throngs remained around the doorways of both these offices of the company for hours. The financial district of the city was especially concerned lest the probe un der way disclose operations that would involve institutions other than the Hanoyer Trust Co., which, wa Ponai'a largest depositary. The Hanover com pany has been closed by State Bank Commissioner Allen, who announced that its capital was seriously impaired nd probably wiped out. , Other elements of the situation to day werei , Ponzf was free under bail of $35,000, inf which $25000 was for his appear ance before the federal government on a chargvyof using the mails in a scheme to defraud and $10,000 for his appear ance before the municipal court fa a three-count larceny charge. Edwin L. Pride, auditor of the fed eral authorities of Ponr.i accounts was rearing the completion of his tabula tion of the Is'ter'a liabilities. Air. Pride has raid that the liabilities al ready shown are $7,000,000. Ponzi claimed assets of aot more talin $4,000, 000. . - Superintendent of Police Crowley has ordered an investigation of the police department to ascertain the ex tent to which members of the force have invested with Ponai or have oth erwise connected with his affairs. Thej investigation was ordered, after a con ference between Mr. Crowley, Police Commissioner Curtis and Attorney General Alien. I Examiner from the bank commis sioner's office hurried their work to de termine the exact extent to which the Hanover Trust Co. was involved in Ponii'a operations and what deposi tors in the institution may expect to receive. Henry H. Cbmielinski. president of the Hanover Trust Co.. declared that the institution wa solvent and an nounced that "eiery dcpoitor would get back dollsr for dollar with inter est." Stat tf-asurcr Burreil has an nounced that the commonwealth has $126,000 d-pited-in the lUnoter com pany. Tonai denied mrnr that he intend ed to leave the city for a vacation. He setd that if he had aned to drpart "be would have done so before the events of jeterdy. Bank Com nr. iionr Joep"i C. A.len Mid to-day that k fr he knout there i no fotirriation fir rr j-k t tit ther KanVir.B n-t,iu:i'? b i i Her Tru-t to rosy b mttvwj .! the Powti mi'up.e Fretectiiif Pewi'i Jfote Holder. holders continued to be taken to-day In the federal court another bankrupt cy petition was filed, this one .being directed against Charles Ponzi of Lex ington; John S. Dondero of Med ford, and Guiglielmo BertoJIotti of Parma, Italy, co-partners doing business under hte firm name and style of the Se curities Exchange Co." , The petitioners are Louis Nizel, who holds a note for $lo0 Lizza Nizel, with a note for $1,725, and Milton Benja min, holder of a note for $750. The petition alleges that Ponzi and his partners are insolvent and that within four months they individually and as co-partners, transferred, while insolvent, a portion of their property to Abe Kalker and other cerditors of tie Securities Exchange Co., with in tent to prefer them over other cerdi tors. Two similar actions already" are pending, one a bankruptcy petition and the other seeking the appointment of a receiver. In the earlier petitions nw mention was made of Ponzi's partners, the actions being directed against Pon zi alone. Ponzi remained at his home in Lex ington to-day, denying himself to in terviewers. A Bcore of men supposed to be government agents and, policemen were in the vicinity of his residence, apparently with a view to peeping tabs oi- his movements. The belief was expressed at the of fice of Attorney General J. Weston Al len to-day that it would be possible to compel persons who cashed their Ponzi notes .with interest previous to the crash to return the money for pro-rata distribution among all the creditors. Reptescntatives of the attorney gen eral, are making a study of this angle of the situation working on the he ory that the money distributed Ivy Pon zi was stolen money and so can be pur sued and recovered any where, it was announced. The attorney general also is endeav oring to find legal means for proceed ing against Ponzi's agents of whom he believes' there were hundreds employed in various parts of New England. It has been found, it is stated; that Ponzi had a small and select coterie of lieu tenants' with whom he did business personally. Each of these had numer ous agents of hi own and in some in stances the agents "themselves had sub agents, all working to obtain "inves tors' 'in Ponzfa 50 per cent interest proposition. Information has reached the attorney gefteral, it was saidj that even Ponzi's chauffeurs acted as agents, taking the opportunity to interest the curious persons who flocked about their employer s big car, whenever it stopped on a downtown street. The prevailing rate paid to agents is said to have been 10 per cent of the amount of the notes sold. Upwards of 500 letters containing unpaid Ponzi notes or information con cerning them were delivered to the at torney general this morning, while the corridors about his office were crowd ed with persons anxious to conyy in formation personally. Until yesterday many of those who had called in reply to the attorney general's advertisement had expressed their lielief Fonzi and his ability to pay, saying they were reporting their holdings merely as a matyer of duty. To-day much hostility to Fonzi was apparent. NEW HAMPSHIRE MADE A GAIN Population of the State An nounced by Census Bu reau as 443,083 INCREASE 12,511, OR 2.9 PER CENT Manchester's Revised Fig ures Give the City 78,384 Population Washington, D. C, Aug. 13. New Hampshire's population is 443,083, the census bureau announced to--day. The state's growth in the ten years was 12,511, or 2.9 per cent, it 1910 popula tion having been 430,572.. For the ten years ending with 1910, the state 6howed an increase of 18,084, or 4.8 per cent over 1900. Xew Hampshire ranked as 30th state in point of population in 1910. The state had its largest growth in the de cade ending with 1800, when the in crease was 41,973, or 29.6 per cert. Its growth declined each decade until that ending with 1850, after which de clines again were shown for two de cades, with a decrease of 7,773 iu pop ulation for the ten years ending with 1870. John H. Brinkman, Slain By Wife, Gave Her Per mission to Punish Him IF HE. WAS WITH , ANOTHER WOMAN Brinkman Shot As He Was Entering His Room in Milwaukee Hotel Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 13. Mrs. Vi ola Brinkman, who shot and killed her husband, John II. Brinkman, in a hote here yesterday, was the principal wit ties at the coroner's inquest. A war rant; charging murder wa served on her. Mr. Brinkman said she would make no statement until she hears from relatives in Asbury Park, N. J. Mrs. Brinkman, who is 47 year old shot he-Lhusband as he was about to enter his room in the hotel. Letters found in the hotel, after the shooting, indicate that the couple were estranged. To the police Mrs. Brinkman claimed that there was anoti woman in the case. The Brinkman were married 24 years ago and their home is in New ark, N. X... where they have"an adopted son. Pice have obtained a letter said to have been signed bv Brinkman near ly four years ago, stating in effect that if Brinkman is at any time foiim or seen in company of another woman hit: wife, Viola C. Brinkman, mav re sort to any means to punish him, that he would deem her Justified in so doing, and would make no complaint against her FRANCE IS PLEASED OVER U. S. ATTITUDE WINDHAM COUNTY LOST. Essex County Also Decreased by Small Percentage. Washington, D. C, Aug. 13. The census bureau announced to-day that the population of Windham county, Vt., waa 26,173, a decrease of 559, or 2.1' per cent. Essex county, Vt., has a jxiptilution of T.314, a decrease of 20, or .' per cent. v- 1T.NNESSEE HOUSE MAY DELAY ACTION ORDERED CLOSED. BTanch Office of Old Colony Company in New Bedford. Xew Bedford, Mass., Aug. 13. The branch office of the Old Colony Ex change Co., which opened in this city last Thursday has been ordered closed by District Attorney Joseph T. Ken ney. F. J. Larkin, local manager in charge was notified that unless he immediate ly ceased operations a special sitting of the grand jury would be called and c, tion taken aa far as the law allowed. me aistra-t attorney actea on in slruction from 'Attorney General J. Weston Allen, who stated that the method of the Old Colony Co. were similar to those employed by Ponzi, and that the interests of the public should be safeguarded. Police to-day were guarding the of- ficet of the company to prevent and further acceptam-. of notes, and the eight agents here have been notified to suspend buine. But the Senate Is Likely to Act on Woman Suffrage Amendment To-day. Xashville, Tenn., Aug. 13. Although it was considered probable that the Tennessee Senate would vote to-day on ratification of the federal woman suf frage amendment, the House was ex pected to delay action until next week. Party leaders had planned to bring the joint suffrage resolution to a vote to-day in both houses, but the house committee which the resolution had been referred announced late last night that it would not report until Monday. The Senate committee, however, after a joint hearing on the ratification pro posal, said a favorable report would be returned to-day, thus clearing the way for immediate action on the resolution in the Senate. Parts Government Believes Views of Two Countries on Russo-Polish Situation are in Complete Accord. Paris, Aug. 13. The French govern ment is sending a note to the United States expressing pleasure that the French and American views on the the Russo-Poilsh situation are in com plete accord, It was learned here to-dav. EDITORS MEET WITH HARDING. MLAWA CAPTURED. Talk Shop and Have a Luncheon in a Marion HaU. Marion, O., Aug 13. Republican fel low editors of Senator Harding from throughout Ohio came to Marion to day to talk shop and politics at a luncheon in honor of the nominee. The program included a speech by the senator and a round table' discus sion of waj- and means to co-ordinate Republican publioity in the state dur ing the campaign. Several scores had accepted invitations and many of them brought along members of t'leif fam ines ana oi their newspaper staffs. Unlike previous delegations of vis itors to the candidate, the editors gathered in a downtown hall instead HERRMANN'S SUCCESSOR BEING CONSIDERED Judge Charles A. McDonald of Chicago ' la Considered Likely Candidate - for National Baseball. Chairmanship. i Chicago, Aug. 13. Discussion of the possible'successor to August Herrmann for the chairmanship of the national baseball commission Sprung anew here to-day with the mention of Super ior Court Judge Charles A. McDonald of Chicago aa a likely candidate- "I think Judge McDonald would make a good man for the position," said President Johnson of the Amen can league, but refused to say whether McDonald's selection was likely. Johur son said he was ready to choose the chairman anytime and was only wait ing, on President Heydler of the Nation al league to state his preference. Judge McDonald said that he could not discuss the report that his selec tion was under discussion, nor would he say whether he would acept the po sition were it offered him. He is an ardent baseball fan. He was elected to( the superior court bench in 1910 and re-elected in 191fi. Herrman resigned as chairman of the commission after the world's series last fall because of criticism that he served as chairman of the commission, while it was arranging for the series which was arranging for the series which was won by his own club, the Cincinnati Reds. There were also objections to the presence of two members from the National league and only one from the American league on the commission. WOMEN FINED , AND ONE PAY Mrs. Philip Conprelb Sur prised Attaches of Mont pelier City Court BY PRODUCING $400 AND COSTS STEAMER MONTARA WAS ABANDONED After Going Ashore Early To-day Five Miles East of Louis- ' burg, N. S. Halifax, X. 8., Aug. 13. The Ameri can steamer Montara went ashore ear ly to-day five miles east of Louisburg and has been abandoned by her crew who landed safely, according to wire'- css messages received here to-day by the marine and fisheries department. The first message, receivd from ! Louisburg, stated that the Montara, a vessel of 2,562 gross tonnage, bound from Philadelphia to Botwood. N. F., was asking for immediate assistance. Shortly before noon, however, the de partment received word from ftydney Mrs. Margaret Blanco Fined $500 in "Liquor Case Didn't Pay When Mrs. Philip Zonfrello of Mont pelier was fined $400, with costs, in Montpelier city court to -'day .for the illegal sale of liquor, she caused some surprise to court attaches by produc ing the money to pay the fine and costs and was thus set free. The -votuan was convicted in that court last week. The case of the woman's husband was left with the court. Mrs. Margaret Blanco, also of Mont pelier, was not so well situated finan cially, apparently, as she did not pro dure the $500 and costs which were im posed in her case of similar .lature, she having pleaded guilty to the chare last week. The court ordered the wom an committed to the custody of the sheriff's department until she is taken to the house of correction. A rather serious complication in the case of Mrs. Blanco is the fact that she has five young children, the young est of whom Is two years old. The sheriff has taken up the matter of the care of the children with the charity department of the Moutpclier city council; and the woman will not be sent to the term in the house of cor rection until some satisfactory er rangement is made for looking after the children. - - AUTO PLUNGED OFF FERRY that the crew had be"n forced to land on the coast. PREMIER VENIZELOS IS IN NO DANGER Greek Official, Who Waa Shot at By Two Young Greeka at Paris, Got Bullet in Shoulder. Paris, Aug. 13. Premier Venielo of Greece, who was wounded here ves- cday when fired upon by two young reeks, spent a good night in the hos pital to which he wa taken, and is no danger. It was announced by physi cians todar that the tuilet. which lodged in his left shoulder, would be extracted this morning. (ieorges Thiriakis n Apr.,toloa Ser phis, the assailants of Prtniier Veni zclos, acted through pur'y p-.-twonal motiee, according to a atateimnt is- . j . i. i . tr.. ,t ti of on the Harding lawn, and it was ar- j T, Z 7 u n moved from the Greek army nd AFTER "OLD COLONY." District Attorney Donnell Will Start Investigation. Lawrence, Mass., Aug. 1.1. An inves tigation of the affarr of the OH Colo ny Foreign Exchange company, wlirh is still doing business at a branch of fice here, will he started to morrow. District Attorney S. Howard IVwncll stated today. WOMAN CANDIDATE. Miss Anae Martin Seeks te Ge t United State Senate. F.cno. Nev, Aug. 13. Mi Anne Msrtin fik-d to-day with Secrea-y of ''e Brl g-n Ser petition of rumi nation a an in-peoUrnt rand, date it r the United Stat Senate. Imni.'di,te Ir after fli"g her ytv H tsrei 1471 ft', to jfotect Tutu. awt m a.li' ca&ta iris. Important City on Warsaw, Danzig Railroad in Ruisian Hands. London. Aug. 1.1 (By the Associated Press). Mlawa, an important city on the Warsaw, Danzig railroad about ."-0 mile northwest of this city, has te-n taken by the Russian bolsheviki. ac cording to report in military circle here to-night. Soviet forco are creeping along the j'russian irontier gradually and are working their way westward toward the Vistula. This stream appears to be the immediate objective of the bol shevik offensive at present, aa the so viet armies are also making an ett'ort to reach it just west of Warsaw Irom Clechanov. The advance aAng the northern frontier ha upgested to ob server that the boUheviii plan to strike the Vistula near Toola,-ak. and other point. ' OWrver believe the holsheviki plan to briirg up artillery to the battle line if they fail to cross th Vistula in force. ranged for the senator to make his speech in the hall at the conclusion of the luncheon. He had prepared what he had to say in advance working until late last night to complete his ma Qu eer if. The luncheon given tinder au spices of the Ohio Republican Editorial association oi whph fenator Harding i a member. Besides Ohio, however, there were a number from other states. ONE CONTEST IN DOUBT. That PROF. F.'B. BAXTER DEAD. Former Secretary of Yale TJntveriiiy Who Retired 20 Year A. New Haien, Conn., Aug. 1.1. Prof. Franklin Bon ditch Baxter, former -retary of Yale university, died earlv this morning, aged 7". ' He had Un retired for 20 years from cd'.'jre Hut and had spent hi late years in ! te rarr workl Was Over Ohio Republican' Choice for Chief Juitice. Columbus, O., Aug. 12. Reurn early to-day from Tuesday's prim.iry election in Ohio left only one race on the state ticket till in doubt. That was wtween Frank W. (Jreiir-r hi-iI C t. Marshall for the Republican nomination for chi-f justice of the su preme court, fleiger was leading by only IBS votes. Yesterday's close race for the Demo cratic nomination for United States senator, apparently was decided fi nitely. Complete unofficial returns from all but fifi precincts in the state ge W. A. .lulien of Cincinnati a lead of 21lS votes over Judge A. F. Ncl of Akron. 4 With practically complete refirns. former Mayor Harry L. Dais of ( levi -' land had a lead of approximately 17, 0(0 over Ralph I. Cole of Findlay lor the Republican nomination for gorer nor. nhile former Ioernor Frank Willis had a lead of approximately 50. (no oer Walter F. Bro n of Toledo, for the Republican nomination 'nr United Mt senator. ROOSEVELT IN MINNEAPOLIS. Vice-PreideBt-al Candidate wa Sched uled for Buy Day. navy by the Venieloa poernment. be cause of their open pro-fiermsn senti ments, it is said. Boliee officials have searched the men rooms and found document in tJreck, ticnn and French, which will lie examined by the magistrate. A a special precaution. Premier Venizelo went to the station an hour before his train was to start, and entered through the baggage room, but Serphi learned ol the arrangements casually from a Oreek correspondent, assigned to report the departure of the premier. The bullet in the premier's left shoulder was extracted this morning. Drs. Dcxniarest and Iedoux Iebard, who are attending the premier, issued the following bulletin: "A ball, which. wa broken into our part and lodged in the muscle of the rer wall of the armpit, ha been extracted this morning under the X ray. The condition of Premier Veni relo is very satisfactory, but aHsolute rest is necessary." H was expected, thst, if no suppur- tion takes place, the premier will W able to leave the hospital in tHit three davs. And Mis Mary King of Fitxdale Was Drowned Five Rescued St. Johnttbury, Aug. 13. Misa Mary King of Fitzdale was drowned in the Connecticut river, near'South Lunen burg, Wednesday night, when an au tomobile containing six persons plunged off the ferry into the river: . Almon Smith, who operates the ferry tjetween Whitefield, N. H., and Pout's Lunen burg, heard the plunge aa the ear went into the river and, in the darkness, res etted five. Th water is 15 feet deep at that point and Mr. Smith' work wa heroic. He supposed that all were out of th river, when it wa discovered that Miss King was miasing. George Lavorgna of Fitsdale, . Mis King' fiance, who operated the car plunged into the water again in a vain effort to rescue her. Men worked all night to recover the body. It was found at C o'clock this morning, a short div lance from the scene of the accident. Miss King w 20 year old. With Mr. and Mrs. John Lavorgna, George Ijivorgna and two friends she had gone to Whitefield and they were returning about 10 o'clock last night. The only explanation of the accident is that the driver supposed hi car wa in neutral when he stopped at the bridge. Instead the gears were in second speed and the nuichine started, when he released the clutch. The accident happened on the New Hampshire side of the river and hun dreds lined the river" yesterday morning when Mr. King' body was removed and later when the car was taken from the water. John and George. Lavorgna are em ployed by the Fitzdale Paper Co. and Mis King worked in the company' boarding house. She was the daughter of Philip King of Fitzdale. GIRL'S BODY DUG UP FOR MORE EVIDENCE Intimation Made That No Other Ar rest Is Likely in Case of Amy Shonio, Who Died at Johnson. Johnson, Aug. 13. -The body of Amy Shonio, the 19-year-old Stowe girl, with'' whose" murder Arthur Mudgett,. 36, lumber man, is charged, was ex humed yessrday at the River Bank cemetery in Stowe, after a permit had been given by the board of health and the permission of the girl's father" se cured. The exhumation was for the purpose of getting something that the girl wore, which," it is said, may prove a valuable piece of evidence. I his was tne only important de velopment in the murder case that has stirred this vicinity to its depths. Meanwhile Mudgett, who has re tained Attorney W. A. Dutton of Hard wick, a prominent criminal lawyer in Vermont, to defend him, sets up an alibi. He asserts that he was elsewhere the night the girl disappeared from her boarding place, and which was unques tionably the' night she was murdered. Mudgett is said to claim he was in the village that evening, and with another person. ; No date has vet been set for a hear ing," as Attorney Dutton has not said that he was ready. Meanwhile, the state is said to have satisfactorily closed up some matters in its case. It has been learned that the girl, whose body was found on a lonely hill top outside the village was the victim of a human fiend, according to report. It is said that the autopsy showed that shp was choked to death, after an at tempt had been made at an illegal op eration. It was also said that no other arrest in the case is probable. No information has been forthcoming from the inquest, and none will be. The Wood Detective agency of Bog- ton has been engaged in the case, Supt. E C. Brown being employed by tie attorney general. OLD CONCERN ChraS HANDS Smit' t Whitcomb ! & Cook Cr lant and Business SHOT UP THE TIRES FOUR PEOPLE SHAKEN UP When STEAMER ONLY ANCHORED It Wa At First Thoufht sfie Wa oa the Shoal. Chatham. Mass.. Aug. I.I. The new three m1ed whooncr H. R. Tower, bound from Parsboro. N. S.. for New York with piling. w found at amhor in Vineyard Sonnd to day w hen under writers" ent went tint in search of rcl wbkh bad been reported ah,re on Pollmk Hip shoal. The ntptain tf the T"wer Mid h-- bad not ln agr-nind but bd ant-bored bviie of it he fog. Kariy yesterday the r.ti-t rwtrol sw Two Automobiles 'Collided in Middlebury street. v Middlebury Aug. 13. Four x"tple were badly shaken up and two car nearly demolished when-tTiey came to gether on Thomas street early yester day afternoon. Frank P Warren, who lives on the corner of Court and Thom-a-i street, was taking home Mr. Sar borough, who work for him. and. a he started into the street, saw two loads of lumber coming toward the vil lage. One passed him and the other waited as he went by. As he turned around into the street by the first load of liimter an inerland car. driven Ov !(V Bard of Ferrisburg. appeared and . was upon aim before ither car cimiII he stopped. The collision threw hi car 30 feet. Mi Hard had a woman com panion and all four were thrown into the road, though, a far as i known, no one was injured erioily. Mr. Scarborough was taken to her home in Serinary treet and Mr. War ren to hs home, while Mi Bard and her companion" rmnained in Middlebury over night. DISMISSED FROM TEAM. Minnrapolio. 13- Franklin . j t hroujrh a nf t in t he tog a t nr.f ma-ter l;m,M.,,lt. tVmocTRtic i it preid -i.-al ; w hi. h to tbt m appeared to b- on the j nomine .fared a busy day in "he twin ' fh . A rTew from the Monomy ',,tie, wbtn he arned here lh;. trn j IWt-V'ta.t t,uard W1"ll went out to from Milwaukee, where- be ooke ffer a!-tm-e but rooM not locate And Thus Stopped Auto Carrying 150 Bottlea of Scotch Whiskey. Alburc. Ann. 13. A few well direct ed bird shot led to the'eapture of about 150 bottles of Scotch whiskey Wednes day on the Sand Bar bridge below South Hero by three of the customs of ficer of this place.-' Suspicion haa long been aroused that the stuff was getting by and it waa thought it could not be stopped at the iridges near here as scout are being emploved to go ane4 ana see inai ine roast is clear, but Wednesday night the officer thought they would try a newvtrick and it ttrrnfd in their favor. The Ford car, Vermont, registration No. 21,IH2, owned by tSeorge Mott of this place, attempted to cross the Sand Bar at about 10 o'clock and, when the ftiews stationed themselves in the highway and signaled them to stop, they immediately applied all the power possible. However, one o the officer being some distance in tne rear of the first two and armed with a shot gun was able to puncture both a rear and front tire with ne shot and then the chase started with the result that the car was overtaken before a haJf mile as covered, but the two men in the ... i t machine made jtneir escape ny leaving the car and taking to the swamp. OVERCOME WHILE ' FIGHTING TIRE Nearly Twently Persons Encountered Smoke on Ship in Boston Harbor. Boston, Aug. 13. Nearly 20 per sons, including the member of the crew, longshoremen and city firemen, were overcome by smoke while fight ing a fire in the forward hold of the Merchants and Miner line steamship Ontario to-day. Eleven were taken to hospital. , The Ontario arrived last night from Baltimore and Norfolk with 99 pas sengers and was tiednp at South Bow ton. The fire wa believed to have itarted during. the passage from spon taneous combustion and wa not di eovered until preparation were being nide to dishrge the cargo to-day. The hold was rilled with cotton and general marchandise and it wa be lieved the It' would be heavy, al though there probably would be. little Heritage to the ship. BT NESS STARTED 117, YEARS AGO ti New Owners Are Granite Manufacturers F. L. Small to Be Manager A transaction of unusual interest to Barre citizens took place - recently when a group of granite manufactur ers purchased the Smith, Whitcomb &, Cook Co. plant and business. This plant, locateion North Main street, is one of Barre' oldest institutions, dat ing from '180.1, when Frederick Brew ster Btarted in the machine business. He wa succeeded in 1807 by Joshua Twuig, who operated it until hi death in lfitift. In 1868 the business' passed into the hands of James M. Smith, William E. Whitcomb and Benjamin H. Cook, who continued it as a firm until 18S3, at which time Will A. Whitcomb, jon of William E. Whitcomb, bought Mr. Cook's interests. There were no fur ther change in the firm until 1P00, when Mr. Whitcomb, sr., died, nnd his son took his interest, at the same time it as then incorporated as mith, Whitcomb & Cook Co., with Will Whit comb as president, F. J. Martin and F. Cav as directors. Mr. Whitcomb retired if 1901, and the firm was even tually composed of Mr. Cave and Frank L. Small, who sold to the pres ent owners. The oldest building in the present holdings is the machine shop, which, wa builj in 1833, and what waa known as the "New Grist Mill," was built in 1844. Until the inception of the gran-' ite industry on any broad scale, the concern specialized in water wheels and plows, " making the first swivel plow- in northern New England. At one time a large lot? of heavy machinery was made for use in the sugar mills cf Cuba. It acquisition by Barre manufactur ers undoubtedly. saved the business to Barre City aa outside capital waa ne gotiating for the purchase of the con cern with the probable idea of obtain ing the patents and patterns and even tually shutting down the plant. Smith, Whitcomb St, Cook Co. polishing ma chine and derrkka are used in a great er majority 6f the plant in the Barre district, and the manufacturers (ou!dr ill afford to have rlieir service inter rupted. Thia concern enjoy the reputation of being one of the old and reliable machinery concerns with it product used extensively throughout the Unit ed State and Canada. It has also spe cialised in heavy boom derrick since 1870, when it made the first boom der rick .used for one-horse power. It first polishing machine waa set up in 1875. . ' The business will continue with Mr. Small as manager, and will serve all of its customer as heretofore. The own- era will leave the executive work and operating to Mr. Small.- x . The following are equal ttockhoI.Jers in tne concern: Junes tsro. to., George Straiton, Young Bros. "Co., North Barre Granite Co., Marrion A. O'Leary, E. A. Bugbee Co., Grearsoa & Lane, Cross Bros. Co., Phillip & Slack. and N. Pelaggi Co. A The directors of the corporation are H. J. M. Jone. George Straiton, Alex J. Young, Alex Dunonn, Jame T. Mar rion, H. P. Hinman, Fred Grear-ton, John A. Cross, Elroy Chase and V Pe laggi. Alex. Duncan U president, John A. Cross and Alex J. loung, vice pres ident. Jame T. Marrion, treasurer. and H. P. Hinman, ecretry. ,riank Small is manager and assistant treasurer. IRONSIDE INTRODUCED IT. I PAWTUCKET MILL TO CLOSE. F. of L. Rerolutioa to Liberat) Po litical Prisoner, Editor. Barre Times. lVar sir: In jitice l Alex. Ironside, secretary of tie Vermont state branch. American Federation of Ijtbor, we desire to state that he was the introducer of the res olution to liberate political prisoners and not opposed to it. jour isie of Thurdy state. Your trtily. l. P. Sullivan, firt (.ran.tet ille. W. II K-ager, fifth Barre. ' ioe preidcnt. vit-e-president, Daa Aheara. World" Record Mta for r r j last night. Antwerp. Anj. 13 (Br the .nri-) In addition to a !ton addre in lin atrd Pr- . Dan Abeam of tHe Mi- ( ixpaoti and a night adir in Vt. i A. C. world's rerrtTl hoU-r t.TjPau!. ev-rl ieform! re-eptv" r-d the b'p, step aitd jiinip. h brn t i fa lumt,n and darner wtre t w b' mif fri tb Ah:thii t H i J fpmm He w 'U ! t- w.-ht for 1am c-n harje of in-u!-.rJ a' e-. f mi Fall, S. D. the el bvu- of t Se fog which had tt!-d tbe rvet the tter azwin. After crin-inz bnt for eeil hours wiibout f.eriirg anvthin. they re tiiriwd t tb tx d it w wrt until today that th toVotify of lh tbooT wis etW-htl? About 750 Employe Affected 3y "the i Shatdowa. Tawtntket. R. I.. Aue. 13. The A-h tow mill, controlled by the lioodard brother, and th Berkeb-y an ill. t tw-d br th Berkeley rowpanv, whitii ltly iorited with th CJoUrd brothers, will -! from Aug 21 to Sept. 7- Cotton prmds ar ananutjr. lured i bth arnlU a4 about . - m . M X i TWO DIVORCE SUITS Elizabeth" Creaney aad Rnta Perry of Barre the Petitioner. In ttnnstn munty unirt the dior- mt of Kl'rabcth t.reaney of lUrr csin-t Oirl tirany cf New York b bern ewtrd. b lo th luit r.1 K'ltfc retry rvitr No inn-iin" l.tle Terry of Minncw. IV lnntpl,-r Sair TALK OF THE TOWN Bert Jenkin of Graniteville te- turned last night from New Haven, Conn., where lie ha been spending a two week' vacation? Mis Grace Cole and Misa Maud Whalen of Websterville stopp-d in Barre last night on their way heme fenm a week stay in Montreal. Ixui Ssoroo and John Front isi returned last night from ,iimJ, where they have been spendit.g a wek together. Before their trip to ";iod.t tb former had been in Waco lex , for a considerable period, and the lat te had been in Shenandoah, la. Miss Ida B. Haviland. who is enjoy, ing a month' vacation froaa her work at the Adams Co. store, left thi mora ine with a party of friend for New. ton Highlands, M.. where he ex pct to spend th reminder of her vacation with relative. She i wsk ing th trip by autt. FUk 4 tnnt of rurtailrtit h bw t .. ttr tH i.rd .,!U in-he F'v Trw-l " b bc-wrM a t in than ,t. v!W. ry mt J . 1-at,. frrrk.ur. Water Sivt Of. In order t roan pie f rtpir n Sun day break in the cement line fpe, th thang rroir high pre nor A watt-r supply Will be rut o9 from ll:."M Sturdy to J o c ". k Monday mornirv. . th city will ht e to b snptdied during 'hi period by the Bltr re- , rr. whkb ha a lower prv-ure, residents of th bigbr prt t-f th ity will l-,ae to store en.; - ar to U-t during th prwd. Svdrey Lea KugsW, isipt.