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BAILS Ta -rr ir rf TT3 l i VOL. VII NO. 57. BARRE, VT., TUIXDAY, JUNE L 1003. PRICE, ONE CENT. FEARFUL WORK OF A CYCLONE Dead List in Gainesville, Ga., Will Reach 100, COTTON MILLS RAZED Over 200 Houses in One Gty Des troyed Surrounding Towns Likewise Devastated. Gainesville, Ga., June 1. A cyclone of terrific force struck this city shortly before noon today. 1'robably 100 persons were killed and the circling wind tore the roofs from the hotels and other large buildings and destroyed the Gainesville cotton mills. The greatest loss of life is reported in the destruction of the cotton mills, where 80 persons are thought to have lost their lives while scores of others are injured. Eighteen persons were killed between the center of the town and the railroad station, where four large stores were blown down. There were 500 persons at work in the cotton mill when the cyclone struck. It was a three story building. The second and third floors were completely demolish, ed and the employes were caught under the wreckage and mangled. It Is estimated that there are at least 75 bodies nnder the wreckage of the third floor and it is not known how many per sons on the second iloor of the building were killed. One hundred and twenty-live cottages, a school house and a church were blown away in the negro section of the town. Five brick stores on the main street were swept away. In all two hundred buildings were demolished. A fire started in this piie of wreckage and the tire department was unable to gut to it because of the obstructions in the street. As soon as the storm had razed the buildings those who were not disabled Im mediately began rescuing tho victims. All the stores in the business section that were not hit closed their doors and every roali; citizen who could lend a hand promptly j lined in the work of rescue. This work is now going on and the piles of dead in the path of the storm are being identified and given to relatives as rapid ly as possible. HYDEVILLE Eli BLAZE l our I'uilcluiK Horned Sunday In Ver mont Village. Hydeville, June 1. Fire which started between IJ and 4 o'clock yesterday after noon in the kitchen of the Hydeville house totally destroyed the hotel and barn and the store and barn owned by Cnmmings V. C'alne. The Downs' house and depot both bad narrow escapes from destruction, catching lire several times, but the active work of the bucket brigade saved them. The woods gome distance from the lire, were also ig nited by brands from the burning build ings, and a large force of men had all they could do to subdue the liames. It Is estimated that the total loss on the burned buildings will be about 7000 or ?s00O. HANGED FOR MURDER. Two Seamen Expiate Their Crime On the II Itch Seas. Liverpool, June 2. Gastave Rau and William Smith, two of the four stamen convicted of mutiny and murder aboard the British bark, Veronica, were hanged at the Walton gaol today. The sentence of the other two was temporarily suspend ed. At tla trial It was proved the four men killed the captain of the crew, set tire to the vessel ami escaped with a colored cook on a raft, from which they were pick ed np and landed in Liverpool. The cook was compelled to accompany them to cook their meals and he told the story of the crime to the authorities. MISSOURI STILL HIGH. City Water of Knntai City, Mo.. U Shut OH. Kansas City, Mo!, June 2. The Mis souri still registered thirty live feet this morning. Misty weather prevailed this morning and an occasional shower fell during the night. The city water remains shut off and is the greatest source of alarm. CITY NEEDS THE AID. Hut Commercial Club of Tonoka Kefuaed It. Topeka, Kansas, June 2. Masonic bod ies and all other secret societies strongly condemn the action of the Commercial club in refusing outside aid. They say the city greatly needs all it can get. Seml-Ceutennlal In l.swrrm e, Ma. Lawrence, Mass., June 2. Fine weath er favored the second day of the semi-cen tennial celebration. Lieut.-Governor Cur tis Guild reviewed the children's parade in the morning and a big military and civic parade in the afternoon. The cele bration closes tomorrow with the veteran firemen's muster. Hankers Suxpeiul. ' New York, June 2. Private despatches received say A. E. Ames & Co., bankers and brokers of 1 oronto, have suspended This house was the most Important in, To ronto and was rated at a million. GTY ADOPTS PES0LUTI0N. Rutland's Employee to Get frl.AO a Day and Work Nine Hours. Rutland, June 1. The board of alder men at Its session tonight after a hot dis cussion adopted a resolution presented by Federal Labor Union, No. it;.;ii of this city providing that hereafter only union labor ing men be employed on the public wors of the city, that $1.50 a day be the mini mum wage atid that nine hours constitute a day's work. The discussion was heated at times. The aldermen opposed to the resolution protested that It was unjust to require that men should ioin any organiza tion before they be given work. This seemed to be the only point in dispute as the members of the finance committee stated that none of the employes was re ceiving less than $1.50. The resolution was finally adopted 0 to 4. THE MACHES CASE. Yltneen From Many titlea Sob pu'naed Name Kept Secret. Washington. June 2. The case of August W. Machen, former general su perintendent of the free delivery sys tem of the post olilee department, who was arrested on a charge of receiving the percentage of the profits of a con cern furnishing supplies to the post of fice department, will be presented to the grand Jury next Wednesday. Wit nesses have been subpoenaed not only from this city, but from Westminster, Md., Mr. Mnchen's summer residence, and Toledo, O., his former home. Post Oilice Inspector Slayer of Chicago, who worked up most of the evidence s gainst Machen, will be one of the chief wit nesses for the government. Other In spectors who were active in the case will also be called. Precautions have been taken to keep the identity of the witnesses secret. Their names, by direction of the court, nre under seal. The public record of the case in the district attorney's office appears under the title "the United States Versus John Doe." Postmaster General Payne has called attention to the published charge that the amounts paid by the government for rentals of post offices in New York state exceed what they should be by ?ver $500,000. "The fact Is," he said, "that the total miount of rentals for posf offices in the state Inst year aggregated only $10f!.sn.3. This includes rent, light ind heating." AH INTERNATIONAL WEDDING. JUece of Sim. John W. Slaekny Mar ried In Home. Lome, June 2. Kdua Ttlfenor. daugh ter of Count ess Telfeuer find niece of Mrs. John W. Maekay, has been mar ried to Signer Gino tie Martino, son of the former undersecretary of foreign affairs.' The civil ceremony was per formed at the capitol by the mayor, Prince Coionna, who presented the bride with a magnificent gold pin. which was used in signing the contract. The bride's witnesses were Lewi M. Iddings, secretory of the United States embassy, and Count Maechi. The bridegroom's witnesses were the Duke of Terranova and the Duke of Ser nionota. The religious ceremony took place, in the private chapel of the Gabriel!! pal ace, where the Tt-lfcners live. Mgr. Stonor, canon of St. John Lateran, ofll dated. The bride's witnesses at this ceremony were former premier the Marquis dl Iludini and Prince Coionna. The bridegroom's witnesses were the Duke of GrazloM and Count von Qimdt, formerly secretary of the German em bassy at Washington. The palace was magnificently dec orated with flowers. The presents were numerous and of great value.- Very many members of both the clerical and Liberal aristocracy of Rome were pros ent. . Mnrder on Hlttb. Seam. Vineyard Haven, Mass., June 2. Sec ond Mate Johnson of the Path (Me. I schooner Edward K. Priry, "Captain Dudley, charged with' murder on the high seas, has been brought here by the United States revenue cutter Semi- note. The Seminole also had o board the body of J. Finch, a AY est Indian mulatto, a member of the crew of the schooner who. it is alleged, was shot by Johnson for refusing to obey orders and in self defense, the sailor having attacked Johnson and bit his arm. Mntia Murder In ChlcMiro. Chicago, June 2. After killing Giu seppe Pallelo last night, the murderers forced a revolver into the dead man's hand in an apparent effort to delude the police info the belief that he had committed suicide. The police believe the killing was premeditated and was either for the purpose of robbery or re venge perhaps a deed of the Mafia They are searching for Vieto Leoso nnd Francisco Checko, who are ac cused of tiie murder by two witnesses of the shooting. l'rtnee Henry's Flagship Aground. Pm-iM. June 2. The German cruise Ariadne (flagship of Admiral Prince Henry of Prussia), winch arrived m Rresr with the rest of the Germni sqiudron May 14. has grounded amid Hiips on the extension of the break Hater now in course of construction a I Brest. Prominent Engineer Dead. Rochester, N. Y., June 2. Fletchir Ilafght Knight, prominent in the en Eineerinu world and for years the pee eral maun iter of the Thomas Iron works of Pennsylvania, has died here. Deceased was a nephew of former Gov eruor II. II. Halght of California. DEMANDS REFUSED Stockholders of Defunct Bank Want Dividends WILL MAKE TEST CASE Vergennes Bank Stockholders Decide Not to Put Any More Money Into Institution. Vergennes, June 1. A meeting of a number of the stockholders of the defunct Farmers' National bank of this city, was held at the Stevens House this afternoon. E. 15. Palmer was chosen chairman and the matter of paying back the unearned dividends, that the stockholders received for five years and ten months while the bank was in an insolvent condition, was discussed ut some length. It wag finally decided by those present to refuse ' to re fund the dividends and if necessary to test the legality of the demand that has been made upon them by Receiver F. LFish. A committee of four, cansisting of Cy rus Van Vliet of Shelburne, E. C. Norton, It. W. Peake and K. B. Palmer of Bristol, was chosen to act for for those present in the matter of defense if it became neces sary. Anions; those in attendance at the meet ing beside those already mentioned were, George Haseltineof Bristol. E. P. Galley and Lee P. Tracy ot Addison, Judge War ren Peck of New Haven, K. B. Flinn of Springfield, Carlton R. Smith of Wey bridge., Le Roy C. Russell of Middlebury and Martin S. Vilas of Burlington. The attorneys present represented the interests of various stockholders. Interviews with several different stock holders revealed a strong feeling against putting more money into the wrecked in stitution until the legality of the demand has been thoroughly established. EASTERN STAR CONVOCATION. Grund Chapter Holding its Sesion at Jiorthlield. Xorthlield, June 2. The Cist annual convocation of the Grand Chapter t f the Eastern Star of ermout la beiux held in this place, haying opened today and con tinuing through tomorrow, the grand secretary arrived in town last evening, preparatory for the opening, 1 he crand secretary s report will show that the order has fionribhed during the past year. There has been a gain of three chapters, making a total of 41' subordinate chapters iu the jurisdiction, The three are in Charlotte, Rutland and Williams town. The total membership Is 3,1)7!', a gain of 4f(2. Martha Washington chapter shows the largest gain, SI. The Bristol chapter gained i: and the Woodstock chapter 24. Mrs. W, W. Stickney, the grand warden of the grand chapter, died during the year. ALL THE SCHOOLS CLOSED. Diphtheria In South J'oyalton. 'o Ser- vices In Churches South Rovalton, June 1. South Royal- tou recently was disturbed by an alarm of scarlet fever but , further development proved to be measles, and only one case is now reported. The son of Henry 11. Whiteomb has been ailing several days with a sore throat. It was pronounced a mild case of diphtheria Thursday. The family has been quarantined also two school teachers who had just returned that day from a vacation caused by the scarlet fever scare. The family of C. P. Abbott has also been quarantined and children having been playmates and con stantly with the hitcomb children. All the schools have closed, and graduation arrangements will be decided soon. No services were held in the churches Sun day. Presentation to H.N. Turner. St. Johnsbury, June 1. June 1 marked the first nine-hour day at the scale factory of E. & L. Fairbanks & Company, and when the gong blew at 5 o'clock the em ployes gathered at. the office and the man ager, II. N. Turner, was brought out. He was then presented with a gold headed cane In recognition of his good ollices In securing a nine-hour day. Manager Tur ner gracefully replied and with much feel ing and was heartily cheered at the con clusion of his address. LEAGUE BASE BALL ISoaton American Kasily Defeated New Vork. Yesterday American League scores: At Washington, Philadelphia!, Wash ington 0. At New York, Boston 8, New York 2 At Detroit, St. Louis 7, Detroit 0. American League Standing. Won. Lost. rot. I Won. I.t. IVt. CllleSKO 19 15 ..r,."0 ! Cleveland 17 19 . JKU Hostun iN) 1.-, .r,l Detroit 17 IS .4sf. St.. Louis is 14 .MS I New YorkK. 19 .441 1'liihi. "0 lfi .060 1 Wuah'g'n 10 'J4 .iM Yesterday's National League scores: At Pittsburg, New York 10, Pittsburg 2. "ational League Standing. Wort. Lost. Pet. Won. Lost, Pel. Cliirniro Ms 11 .71 Huston 1 19 .4.'.? New York it! 11 .70S i Cincinnati 17 "1 .417 I'ittMiurj; -r 17 Pliila. 11 i!K .'.!97 ltrooklyu -J0 IS ..V-ii I St. Louis 10 31 .2J6 MILLS ARE WORKING Operators Claim Strike - Practically Ended MORE ACCESSIONS TODAY Textile Council, However, Says the Union Ranks are as Strong as Ever. Lowell, Mass., June 2. Many addition al hands reported for work this morning and Agent Southworth said the official re turns show the mills gained decidedly in every department. President Conroy of the Textile council branded the announce ment as misleading, He said It was pos sible that an increased number of the un skilled returned, but such developments in no way affected the situation. All the agents claim the conditions are generally resuming their normal state, REBELLION IS SPREADING. Two Cities In China llehelg. Seized I!y The Pekin, June 2. The rebellion in the province of Yu-Nan in southwestern Chi na Is spreading ana taking on alarming proportions. The rebels have captured two cities and invested Yu-Nau-Fu, one of the principal cities of the province. GRANTS REQUISITION. Moody Merrill to Go Hack to M,aoh uett8. New York, June 2, Governor Odell has granted the requisition of Governor Bates for extradition to Massachusetts of Moody Merrill, FOREST FIRES START AGAIN. Sweeping Through Valuable Timberland In Worcester. Montpelier, June 1. The fire on Wor cester mountain that has been burning for nearly a week and w hich was thought to be under control, broke out iu a new place this afternoon. All the available men in town have turned out this evening to fight the flames, which are sweeping through valuable wood owned by Baird & Boss and C. C. Putnam & Son. The fire at 8 celoek this evening was about five miles from Wor cester Corner and rapidly working nearer the village, causinti no little apprehension. The smoke at Worcester Corners is al most suffocating and even as far away as Montpelier it hangs over the valley of the north branch of the Winooski river like a pall. The flames are visible from Semin ary hill and many people are there to night watching their progress. There is no wind but should it start up before morn ing uo one can tell what the result would be. ' ELECTED OFFICERS. Key. B. C. Roberta President of Ministers' ftlonday Clul. The Ministers' Monday Club met yes terday afternoon in the Baptist .church with a good attendance. Papers were read by Lev. Etlie K. M. Jones and Lev. F, A. Poole. It was aiso the meeting for the semi annual election of ollieers which resulted as follows: Lev. B. C. Roberts of Barre, president; Rev. I,. K, Willman of Mont pelier, vice president; liev. W. A Kinzie of Barre, secretary and treasurer; Rev. It. K. Lowe af Barre and Rev. L. F. Keed of Montpelier, executive committee. An adjournment was taken for the sum mer vacation until September 1. WILL NOT DISBAND. Goddurd Hall Team Will Pluy Its Sched ule. The report that the base ball team at Goddard might disband is without foun dation. Manager Brown was seen this morning and said that there was a little disatisfaction among the players that the trip to St. Albans was cancelled but that tney would play the remaining three games two with St. Johnsbury and the return game with Montpelier. The pitcher Fraser has not left school Ile'went to his home in Graniteville to snend Sundav aud returned last niixht Captain Berry and Manager BVown also returned today from their homes ana prac tice will go on as usual tonight. They play St. Johnsbury here Saturday and a close game is expected. GAIN OF $1,800 In the Grand List of the City of Montpe lier in a Year. Montpelier, June 1. The listers filed their grand list books Saturday morning at 0 o'clock as required by law. The books show a cam of l,i00 in the grand list over last year, also a gain of $2."i0,000 in the real estate, with, however, a loss or $08,000 in personal property. 8tiddeu Death at Woodstock. Woodstock, June L -Edwin T. Merrill, son of F. B. Merrill, a well known drug gist here and proprietor of the old Cap man stand, died suddenly this afternoon of convulsions. He was about 30 years old and leaves a wife. CITY PURCHASES A ROAD ROLLER Buffalo-Pitts Machine to Be Used on Barre Streets to Roll Out Rough Places. There was very little business outside of a routine nature to come before the reg ular monthly meeting of the city council yesterday afternoon. All were present ex cepting Aldermen Robins and Burke. The health officer reported that several houses on Liver street were undoubtedly unsanitary and he recommended a sewer system for this side of the river as soon as the city can construct It The report was accepted aud the street committee was instructed to Investigate and report on what can be done to give better sewers to this section. Overseer of the Poor Thurston reported the expenses of the department for May to have been $207.4:1. S. Frontini was granted a permit to erect a chimney on Blackwell St. City .Engineer Allen recommended that the Houghton dam at the Orange brook storage basin be packed up with stone and a six foot apron be built. Referred to w a ter committee with jtower to proceed. A petition from Perry & Scribner to connect A. J. Baldwin's new house on Washington street was referred to the street committee. Alderman Currier reported on his trip to Boston aud also that he had purchased for the city a Buffalo Pitts road roller. The price to be paid Is f:1,250. Alderman Duffy moved that the street committee be instructed to procure two small pieces of land on Merchant street at an expense of $100. Carried. A warrant for $:53.20 In favor of Harvey Hersey was read and it was voted to ten der the same to him in payment of a bill rendered for $279.40 for damages 'to his property because of the laying out of Tre moot street. It was stated Mr. Hersey would accept same in full payment with the exception of one Item of $10 for dam age to a dooryard. K. A. Hoar complained of the dumping of rubbish in Pottash brook. Referred to street commute with Instructions to post notices on the brook. Alderman Duffy for the property com mittee reported that they had agreed to certain repairs in the Salvation Army rooms provided the Army xay up its rent within three months. It was voted the assessors be directed to complete their duties under the general statutes by making an appraisal of all property that is exempt from taxation. UNIVERSALIST'S CONVENTION. Annunl Session to he Held at Williams town June O and 10, Williamstown, June 2. The annual ses sion of the Vermont Central Association of Universalists will be held in this vil lage, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 0 and 10. The programme for the two days will be a fohows: Tuesday. 10.00. An organization of Council. Welcome, Rev. Francis A. Kimball. Response, Hon. Chas. F. Dole. IO.J-'j. Address, "The Financial Prob lem," Hev. Grant Van Blaroom 11.15. Address, "Do we . pass our useful ness at fifty'.''' Kev. Walter Dole l.:i(). Business of the Council. Keports of Parishes. 2.1-. Discussion of Missionary worn in . the Central District. 3.00. Address, Kev. J. Edward Wright, D.I). 7.:!0. Praise Service. 8.00. Address, "F.xierienoing Religion," Rev. John Kimball. S.:;0. Address, "Is It worth while to try." Rev. W, W. Hooper. Wednesday. 9, SO. Conference meeting, led by Key- Francis A. Kimball. 10.00. Business, and election of officers. 10.;;o. Address, Principal O. K. llollister 10.r5. Address, "Characteristics of Lib eralism," Kev. Marcia Selman. 11.15. Occasional sermon, Rev, I. P, Booth, D. I). Communion service. 1.00. Symposium on Sunday School Work," led by O. II. Richardson of Montpelier, W. E. Granger of Williams town, A. B. Lane of Barre. SEARCHING FOR WATERMAN. Feared by Waterlniry Friends He May Have Killed Himself. Waterbury, May .01. Efforts have been made today to locate the w hereabouts of F. M. Waterman, who so suddenly and mysteriously disappeared about ten days ago. It has been feared by some of his friends that he was taken suddenly insane and may have committed suicide, and with this thought in mind a searching par ty was made up today among his friends and a careful search was made to estab lish or disapprove this vieyv. NORWICH SHUT OUT. Flayed 8 Plucky Game but Were No Match for I Diversity of Vermont. Burlington, June 2. A single hit and no run was all that the base ball team from Norwich University could do with the University of Vermont nine at Athlet ic Park yesterday afternoon. Davis was in the box for the home team and beat his record by striking out Hi men. The boys from Northiield played a plucky game, but were clearly outclassed, the score being 8 toO. Card of Thanks. For the many kindnesses and deepest sympathy expressed iu our late bereave ment by the many friends and neighbors, together with the beautiful floral tributes received, were earnestly appreciated, to all; and to those who offered them, we ex tend the most sincere thanks. Mrs. Robert Utton, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Utton, Mr. and Mrs. C. Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hutchinson, Mr. aud Mrs, Lewis Seibel. COLD PLUNGE INTO RIVER Two Hen and Horse Fished From the Water. THE MEN WERE ARRESTED Michael Hanky of Plattsburg, N. Y.; and Geo. Robinson of Barre ere the Occupants of the Team. A cold water bath after an eventful ride about the city, followed by being arrested on the charge of intoxication was the ex perience of Michael Ilanley of Plattsburg, . ., and Geprge Robinson of this citv late yesterday afternoon. The unexpected bath was taken ia the river just below Berlin street back of the stone' shed of Mutch A: ('aider, In a deep part of the stream. The two men were rescued from the river by several men who had witness ed the performance. Ibis morning Ilanley, who gave his oc cupation as a traveling salesman, was in ' court and pleaded guilty to being intoxi cated. He paid a tine of 5 with costs of $9.00. George Robinson came into court this afternoon and paid a fine of $5 and costs of $H.U for being drunk. The escape of the two men from drown ing was remarkable and is due to the fact that their wild ride into the stream was seen by several persons. Ilanley hired a single team of George W. Smith of Mont pelier and came to this city ia the aftar uoon, picking np Robinson, at what place neither was able to say. Ihey drove about the city for some time and then evidently started for Montpelier. , Robinson was driving according to those who saw the occurence. Everything went well until they came to the little street which turns to the left off North Main street and leads to the stone sheds of Z. Macchl & Mutch & Calder. The horse was driven at a fast clip down this street, across the M, & W. R. U. tracks, past the stone sheds and over piles of granite chips and straight into the river. The horse plunged down a 10-foot embankment into the water which at this point is six feet deep, carrying the wagon and the two men with it. Several meu in the sheds ran to the river and after con siderable effort succeeded in fishing out the men, afterwards the horse and finally the wagon which was In a condition ap proaching kindling wood. The police department was called up and the men dripping wet ami shivering were taken to the police station, where they were made as comfortable as possi ble. Later Robinson ws al'owed to co to bis home. Both guttered, considetably from the cold. Mr. Smith, the owner of the. team, came to this city this morning, claimed the prop erty and negotiated with Ilanley for a set tlement of the damages. Mr. SuiHl) thonuht that the horse was injured severely. The animal was sweating considerably when driven into the water. Two other arrests for intoxication were registered by the police last evening. Wil liam Forsyth was arrested byoilieer Ham el. This morning he pleaded guilty and paid a tine of $5 with costs of f.S.SO. D. P. Moulton of Grange was disposed to try Ollicer Wood's muscle when he was .. arrested lait evening, He found the olli cer to be rather lit physically and this morning he pleaded guilty to being intox icated and paid $1:140. A STOCK SALE. To be Held at the M. E. Chnrt-h Wedne day Kvenliiif. The ladies of the M. E. church will be pleased to have you call iu Wednesday evening and examine the fancy stocks which they have for sale. It will be a good opportunity to supply yourself for the summer at reasonable prices. Ice cream and cake will be served. The following programme will be given, Solo, Mr. Oliver; recitation, Miss Eva Smith; piano trio, Misses Sanders, Keuer son and Vaughn; recitation, Hazel ' Lyon; solo, Mrs. Bradley; reading, Miss Trow. AT LANESB0R0. Kxteuaite Fire Threatening Valuable For ests on M. & W. Line. Montpelier, June L At 10 o'clock to night help was requested from Lanesboro, a station on the Montpelier & Wells Rivet railroad, where spreading forest tires threatened the extensive lumber mill of Uoslant & Co. and the railroad station op posite. Supt. F. W. Stanyan hurried a special train to the scene, taking with him all the men he could raise. At 11 o'clock it was reported the wind had shifted, that tho mill was out of danger and that the fire was nearly under control. A Correction. Mr. Mitchell wishes ns to state that there were many misstatements In yester day's report of his Sunday evening ser mon. For instance we made him say that he was in favor of state management of the liijfior trailie when in reality what he advocated was local public control. This latter would use the profits derived from less alluring saloons than we now have to provide interesting and profitable count er attractions, such as reading rooms, lec ture courses and gymnasiums. The 'club be proposed was not Such as was described in the synopsis, but rather an organization to begin a campaign of education iu the interests of constructive legislation and work. We are glad to make these corrections.