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Vv r TT TT7 1 JL jiJi Jill wh r 1 iLP JLJ ta LViJ Si A VOL. VII NO. 74. KARRE, VT., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, lDOi. TRICE, ONE CENT. RAGING, FLOOD EAST Fearful Disaster Follows the Breaking of a Railroad Dyke Early this Morning, Letting the Water Flood City to Depth of Thirty Feet. Ten Thousand People Ren dered Homeless by the On rush of the Tide 2,000 Are in Imminent Danger and. Many Lives Lost. St, Louis, Juno 10, A Ireak in the Illinois Central dyke eanie at thirty min utes after midnight. In five minutes, a mighty, maddened torrent was tearing through the large resilience section of East St, Louis. One half of Last St. Ixmis is now buried in the flood and 10.0(h) per sons are homeless and at the mercy of the racing waters. Families are penned up prisoners in the garrets of their homes or ou roofs. They are without food and are crying for help. Two thousand people who sought refuse in the Washington school, the Franklin school, St. Mary's church and the plant of the St. IOuis Syr up Refining company are all prisoners and are suffering greatly. The city has appealed to St. Louis for small boats. People, thousands of whom were sleeping, felt certain the city was safe, but were warned by the blowing of sand train whistles, by the tiring of "riot puns and by the cries of those who had been working on the embankment. The w ater this morning is thirty-three to thirty feet deep ail over the eastern half of the city. This morning, the Hood extends .clear through to the river and the city lies under an unbroken stretch of rising, swirling water. At 0 o'clock the timid was cutting away under East Broadway, threatening the uorthern half of the city. The destruction of Broadway would cut off all means of escape. Two negroes were killed on the levee before the break, one for refusing to work and the other for threatening to cut the levee unless he was paid his vases at once. Another colored man was drowned together with his horse while trying to rescue some people. It is conservatively estimated that some thirty persons were drowned during the night. Other estim ates are as high as 100. A thousand men were working on the dyke at the time of the break and some were lost. DESERTED THEIR HOMES. 1,000 L'enident of Trinidad, Colo., in Dan ger Prom Plood. Trinidad, Colo., June 10. Residents in the lower sections of the city are in a state of terror from high water In has Animas river. The city reservoir is reported to be liable to break at any moment, rullv l.OuO people deserted their homes and spent the night on higher ground. Great damage has been done by the floods and the railroad traffic is tied up. TWENTY DROWNED. CloiKllitimt at lUlee, AH .una, Cauwi tVtg Loss of Life. . Bisbee, Arizona, June 10. As a result of a cloudburst near Clifton, a wall of wa ter, eight feet high, rushed down Chase ('reek. It is believed that twenty were drowned. CONTEST IS STILL ON. Jfnrthfileld Think! Its Hutdnem Would Svrnuip llardwick. The llardwick Gazette recently insinu ated in a local paragraph that Hardwict was doing all the granite business being done hereabouts this season. Guess the Gazette has not any information regard ing this Industry here. Cross Brothers alone unloaded 13 cars of slock in their yards last week and E. B. Ellis receives stock enough every week to swamp the llardwick concerns with their present fa cilitles, while the other granite firms iu town are doing a proportionately large business. Northfield .News. THREE HUNDRED KILLED. Result of French Dambnnlmc nt littllid. i IleiiiOunif, Algeria, June lO. Th Figuians advanced cautiously to th edge of the bills occupied by th French forces, but no renewal of the action occurred. ssevenu or tne native loaders enterw the French camp and solicited an in tervicw with the commander. The re suit is not know n. The natives report that 3o0 wer killed and many wounded as a resul of the bombardment of the Zona pi village, which was almost completely destroyed. The figures ore not official, and it is considered probable that there . are more dead under the ruins. SWIRLING NOW COVERS ST. LOUIS. CATHOLIC CELIBACY. Rubjeet of Sermon bv Fr. Sutton at St. Monica's Church, St. Monica's church was filled to its ut most capacity last evening, so much so that people were seated in the sanctuary and vestry of the church to listen to Fr. Sutton explain"Vhy l'riestsdo not Wed." This lecture was the second in the series for the week, Before the lecture the fol lowing questions were taken for the ques tion box and answered by Fr. Sutton: "Why are nunneries not open to the pub lic'." "Does the Catholic Church object to reading Scriptures in the public schools'."' "Is the Catholic Church the oldest Church?" "What church did Christ mean when he said, 'On this Rock 1 will build my Church'."' These questions were answered clearly and distinctly by Fr. Sutton. Jn his lecture he spoke of the umhamp ered state of celibate life that priests lead, not that he assailed the marital state, but that chastity of the Catholic priesthood was one of their triumphs of mind over the natural. Among the statements was the announcement that chastity is a hiuh er and a holier state than matrimony, that their virtues are the glories of the church. The prime reasons for a priest not mar rying while doing his work were introduced and expiated upon, revolving into the much desired chastity of the priest, who must daily and hourly assume the bur dens of sorrows and joys of his parishion ers. Also the handling of the Holy Sacra ment, and its administration, lie also said this came as a blessing upon all things In nature and not as a command; that no divine or natural law exists com manding man to marry. Subject this evening, "Can Man Forgive 81ns.". . POISONED BY ICE CREAM. Parly of 4i People Made Seriously III at t'liderhill. Cnderhill, June 0. Monday evening a party of 22 went to t'nderhih Center to the home of G. A. Terrill to give a pleas ant surprise to Wright Colgrove, a brother oi Mrs. Leslie ierrtu. ice cream was served and all who ate of it found them selves seriously ill before morning. Those liiicted were taken with cramps and severe pains. lour persons who aid not partake f it escaped illness. Or. -Nay hail some 14 utieuts at one time, some in critical con ditions. All are improving. although young olgrove remains a very sick boy. LEAGUE BASE BALL. Stop Tut to the Winning Streak of lSosHm Ameriruuft. Yesterday's American League scores: At Boston, Detroit 7, Boston 3. At Washington, Cleveland 8, Washing ton 6. 1 At New York, New York 3. St. Louis 1. At Philadelphia, Philadelphia 7, Chica go 1. American League Standing. Vi'tm. Lost. Pet. ton Vti Pi .f.l'.l hila. iii 1? .iCi Won. Lt. IVt. rliicapo "0 .sun i iH'tiiiit ,ct N.-w YnrU .4-jiV St. Louis 'Jl 1' v.) i Washgull :1 .lii.S Yesterday' National league scores: At Pittsburg, Pittsburg 7, Philadelphia At St. Louis, New York 11. St. Louis 2. At Chicago. Chicago 4, Boston 1. National League Standing, Won. l.(t. Pet W on. Lost. Pot. New 'ik:ll Citii'fisjO 32 Pittsburg ft; lliooklvu - i Cincinnati 10 .4.V.' .41 .'si i liiistun 17 .ti,"M j 1-' ..Ml ft. Louis l.l SHOT -BY TOOTPADS. Desperate IliBliwaymen Ia Street of Vllkebarre, Fa. WllUesbnrre, Fa., June 10. Two men nave been suot, one iatau.v, u.v footpads in this city. John Baldes of this city ami Benedict Kcssler and John Weldoman of AUoona, Fa., dele gates to the state convention of Ger man Catholic societies, vere returning from a banquet when they were stop ped by two highwaymen and ordered to throw up their hands. All complied with the demand and the footpads started to go through the pockets of the three men. They secured Weideman's money and railroad ticket and bad takeu $0 from Baldes when he made an outcry. This enraged the robbers, and they backed away and began firing nt the men Baldes was shot three times in -the stomach and cannot recover. Kosslet w-aa shot iu the knee, but Wcklcman was uninjured. The footpads escaped Xaval Order HcTokeu. Washington, June lO.The orders is sued for American ships to go to Va! paraisohave been revoked owlnu to tbt riwinr of a cablegram from Minister Wilson which Indicates that their pros I'tico is not needed. Prominent Heiml.Ilonn Deitd. New York, June 10. Richard II. Nu gent, for many years a member of the Republican county committee, where be was associated with President rooster A. Arthur in the stalwart ranks of the old Eighteenth Assembly district, is dead. Typhoon Stop CableRranm. New York, June 10. The Commercial Cable company announces that all tele craphic communication with Tomjulo lias been Interrupted by a typhoon. GOVT. FUNDS EMBEZZLED J JL Watson, Clerk, Is Charged With Offence, FROM $60,000 TO $75,000 Amount Come From the Auditor's Office of the District of Columbia. Washington, June 0. James M. Wat son, Jr., a clerk in the office of the audit or for the District of Columbia, and the son-in-law of a wealthy retired railroad contractor, was arrested today on a charge of . embezzlement of government funds. The amount is estimated at from ft!0,0u0 to 175,000. The warrant makes the spe cific charge of embezzlement of $8,0u0. Watson was not bonded and in ease he or his relatives, several of whom are said to be wealthy, fail to make good the al leged losses, Auditor J. T. 1'etty will be held responsible for the amount. The auditors bond is for 20.000. The money alleged to have been embez zled was part of the fundi deposited in the office of the auditor by property own ers who are willing to pay half of all costs of improvements abutting on their property, such as paving sidewalks, al leys and streets. This account is not subject to review by the treasury department, but it is checked by the cleric in charge of the correspond ing account iu ttie district department, ami he reported it correct as late at Feb ruary, CHARGES PILING UP. Alleged. St'. Albans Thief Wanted at La I'Diiia, N. II. St. Albans. June 10. It has been found that Albert Voyer alias Kodier, who is ly ing in the Franklin county jail under $7o0 bonds, charged with burglarizing the resi dence of T. A. Summerskill, is also want ed by the authorities of Laeonia, N. II., where liodier was a few weeks agi and robbed a house, securiug a valuable gold watch. Rodier's photograph was .recog nized by the hotel people, where he put up and his signature on the hotel regiMer at Laeonia is identical with Ctt at . .!.!.?- bury, where he is a'so wanted for burgl ary. By the way that these many crimes are being plied upon liodier, it looks as though he would spend the rest of his life behind the bars. FOR STEALING CALVES. S. Carr of Mlddlebury teiue. Receive a Sen- Middlebury, June 10. M. S. Carr was brought here" Moaday night from Water bury, w here he has been confined in the asyiuin, being taken there last December by order of the court to see as to his in sanity. He was in charge of the superin tendent aud was brought into court this morning and pleaded not guilty on the charge of grand larceny of five calves, the property of Norman Foote of Cornwall, last fall. . Then Judce Watson charged the jury ami ttiev leu tue court room at s p. in.. and were out one and a half hours, when they returned with a verdict of "guilty." Carr was sentencen to not less than two nor more than three years at state's prison PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR DANBY. To Be Mnnnted the Town by S. L. Griftlth. To Cost S.10,000. Danby, JuneO. Ibis town is about to receive some public improvements that will put it in the front rank of Vermont villages for its sue. The Hon. S. L. Grif fith is having plans drawn for a publio li brary building to be erected the present season, An architect has already been here and completed a set of plans" which have been sent to Mr. Grntlth at San Diego, Cal.. for his consideration. While the plans are not complete It is understood that Mr. Griffith intends to erect a build ing that with its equipment will cost tHO. 000 and endow it with a sum sufficient to support it. CONGREGATIONAL CONVENTION. The lOSUi Allium! Convention Opened at Hurlington. Burlington, June 0. The losth conven tion of the Congregational churches of Vermont opened in the College Street church this afternoon, 'ioO delegates being present. The annual sermon was preach ed by the Kev. Edward M. Chapman. An address was given by the Rev. E. M. Ful ler, field secretary of the State Sunday School association. The Woman's Mis sionary Union and convention united in a big mass meeting tonight. The principal address was given by the Kev. rrancis K Clark of Christian Endeavor fame, BOLD BAD ROBBERS. Robbed Paeugers on IluMian Train of all . Their ClothiiiK Vienna, June 10. A dispatch from St Petersburg reports that a band of outlaws robbed an express train between Kurrk and Moscow last evening. Thev took money, Jewells and clothes from the pas sengers, making it necessary for most of them to finish their journey iu their night domes. UNIVERSALISTS IN CONVENTION Central Association Williamstown. at WAS OPENED YESTERDAY Day Was Spent Very Profitably and Instructive Papas' Well Pad and Discussed. Williamstown, June 10. The Central Vermont Association of ' t'niversalists opened its annual meeting Tuesday fore noon with an address of welcome by Rev. Frances A. Kimball of Williamstown. Rev. Walter Dole responded iu behalf of delegates and friends representing the Central District. After a business session the meeting adjourned to enjoy a good diuner served in the town hall by the la dies of the society. The afternoon session opened promptly with a paper on "The Financial 1'robletu" by Kev. G. Yau Biarcoiu of Washington. Lev. Walter Dole of Northfield discussed the question of a minister's usefulness ceasing when he reached the age of 50 years. His argument showed that a man who kept abreast of the times was better fitted for his work as a minister to the people at 50 years of age than at 30 or 40. Kev. 1. P. Booth, D.D., District Mis sionary for Central Vermont, reported on the work under his jurisdiction, and an interesting discussion oil missionary methods followed. Kev. J. E. Wright, D.D., of Montpeller, gave an address on the "Work of the Laity" and strongly endorsed the methods of the Domestic Missionary Circle of the Evangelical church in the employment of consecrated women to help to upbuild and revive the religious spirit of the people in places where little church sentiment pre vailed. After reports of various parishes the meeting adjourned till 7.."0 when a praise service was held followed by an able ad dress on "Experiencing Religion" bv Iter. John Kimball of Lyndonviile. At 8.30 Kev. W. W. Hooper of Bellows Falls gave a thoughtful and stirring address on "Is it worth while to try'.'" SETTLED UP HIS AFFAIRS. 'ortufi-ld Kan Tried to Leave Town bnt Persuaded to Keturn. Northiieid, June 0, .1003 Thomas annon, one of the successful firm of Cannon, Slack A. Co., granite deal ers, settled up his business affairs night before last bv directing his partners to pay his debts, and gave the residue of his share lo his wife, said good bye to his family, and was last seen walking out of town yesterday morning. He was seen in Montpelier aoout noon, but tne enorts oi friends to induce him to return were una vailing, lie had very little to say, and cave no reason for the suddenness of his departure. Late in the evening he was seen near Montpelier Junction on one of the huts oc cupied by Italian section men. His friends were notified and sent J. A. Hutchinson and another friend of Mr. Cannon's after him, who succeeded in persuading him to return. He has been aetiug oueerly of late, and persisted in going away in spite of all the efforts of his partners," who did their best to dissuade him. It is thought that he is temporarily insane, aud his ultimate re covery is expected. COAL IN DEMAND. Holland People Buying Heavily This Sum mer. Rutland. June 0. Coal dealers in this city have met an unusually early demand this year for supplying coal uunng tr.e summer months for the winter. While there is always at this time a large number of orders placed in anticipation of higher prices, there has been a rusn oi iraue about a month earlier than has been the custom generally for several years. There is a rumor current mat tne prices on all coal win go up zo cents a ton sometime this month but S. M. ill son stated today that he did not anticipate any immediate advance. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. tiriinil Cniiiinanderv of Vermont at lhir. lingtnn. Burlington, June 10. The second day of Masonic week was characterized by a larger attendance than that of Monday and every train brings incoming visitors aud tomorrow when the Grand Lodge, F, and A. M. meets there will be several hun dred Masons here. Yesterday was de voted to the 01st annual conclave of the Grand Commande.ry, Knights Templar, ane the evening was occupied with the 00th annual assembly of the Grand Coun cil of Royal and Select Masters, SENTENCE OF 400 DAYS IN JAIL. Adolihu Hetu of Hutland Pleads Gnilly to Grand Larceny. Rutland, Juno 0. Adolphus Hetu plead ed guilty to grand larceny in the city court today, and was lined $100 ami costs. Hetu was tumble to pay and went to jail for -100 davs. He stole 125 from a local bakery linn in February and has since been in New York state. He was arrested at ( aid well Friday, ANOTHER VICTORY FOR SPAULDING. Local High School IVIn1. il Montpr-llrr by Score of 10 to 8. The Spaulding hik'h school base ball team won a clean game from Montpelier high school on the Montpelier seminary campus yesterday afternoon, the score be- ing 10 to si ut the end of nine innings. I lis is pauiaing s second victory over the Montpelier boys. Crapo pitched lor the latter team and the Spaulding players bumped him pretty hard. Wishart was in the box for the Barre team, and pitched an excellent game. lie struck out thirteen men and gave only one free pass to first base. He was weli caught by Gilbertsou, a new man on the team. " Crapo struck out eleven men and gave four passes to first. The whole Barre team put up a good exhibition. This was probably the last game of the season for the Spaulding team. Miner who umpired the game umpired it to the satisfaction of the Montpelier team, but not for the Barre boys who claim they were badly roasted. The makeup of the Spaulding team was as follows, Wishart p, Gilbertson c, Cars well 1st base, McDonald second, Stoughton third. Bickering short, Avers riht field, Murray center field, Creed" left field. For Montpelier, Crapo p, l'arady c, Blanchard first base, DeCollaines second, 1'ark third, l'hillips short, Farrar right field, Cleaves center, I'itkin left field. Score by innings, 12 3 4 5 6 Spaulding, 0 4 0 3 0 0 Montpelier, 2 0 0 0 8 8 7 8 0 1 2 010 0 0 0 8 COMMENCEMENT AT SPAULDING OPENED Successful Concert and Ball at Miles' Hall Last Evening Was Well Attended. The commencement festivities of Spauld ing high school were opened by a concert and ball at Miles' hall last evening, and if all the exercises of the week are attended with as much success as this one the tenth commencement of the school will be the most notable ever held. The concert and ball was an innovation this year, but it is safe to say that it will be one of the regular features hereafter. The affair wa? under the management of the alumni of the school, and a fair-sized profit will go into the alumni treasury. The entertainment was first class iu ev ery respect and the 150 people who at tended had a very delightful time. Begin ning at eight o'clock a fine concert of eight numbers was given by Wilder's orchestra of Montpelier, and every number received the hearty applause which it merited. The violin solo by Fred Whittier was perhaps the best received. A large number who did not dance listened to the concert, and then remained to watch the dancers for whom the floor was cleared at half past nine o'clock. Dancing followed until half past one, the order consisting of twenty uumhers.w hile several encores were added to the regular order. The grand march was led by George M. Gates of the class of 1SI'4, with Mrs. O. D. Mathewson. i Fruit punch was served in one corner of the hail by Esther Mudgett and Nellie Brown. Arthur Averill and Ellis Wil liams acted as ushers for the concert. The affair was under the direction of a com mittee composed of Earl E. Parker, class of 1S07, James F. Iliggins of the same class and Miss Lucy F. Cumings of the class of lSiio. They were ably assisted by Miss Belle Whitehead of the class of lsui, and James A. Howe of the class of 18'.5. AT DODGE'S BRIDGE. Two IntoxicMted Men Klin in Hy Montiie lier Police. Montpelier, June 9. Deputy Sheriff Martin Fitzgerald was notified this fore noon that two drunken men were lying be side the road near the Dodge bridge in the town of Berlin, while an old horse was feeding near by, bitched to a wagon. The men had been driving about between Barre and Montpelier during the morning and had evidently fallen out, finally. The officer secured warrants from Mate's At torney Uailey and took the next car up the Hue, returning soon with the two men in charge, CREAMERY ELECTS DIRECTORS. L. A. Averill PreidiU'nt of Cobble Hill Aasoe.luUon. The annual meeting of the. Cobble Hill Creamery company .was held at their creamery yesterday for the election of ofll eers aud reading of reports. The reports of the officers showed the company to be in a prosperous condition with a good sur plus in the treasury. The olllcers were elected as follows for the ensuing year: Five directors, John Trow, L. A. Averill, G. P. Winters, Mait Atchinson, Amos Partridge. Auditors, Jerry Hutchinson, Frank Bancroft, Geo, Wheaton. The new directors met at once and elected L. A, Averill president aud G. I Winters vice president. ASSOCIATION FOOT BALL. liarre Banger Reoi gRiiIze for the Season aud Elect Olllcers. The Barre Rangers Association foot ball team has reorganized for VM'.i and pro poses to revive interest In the game In Barre. The oilieers elected are: Presi dent. Donald MoPhee; secretary, James Lament; executive committee, R. Shaw, J. Elrick, W. Birnie. The team is trying to secure the T rotting Park to play on. To Juils the Filipino. Washington, June 10. The president has appointed " K. Bailey Johnson os associate Justice of the supreme court of the Philippines to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Fletcher Lndd. Mr. Johnson has been connect ed with the judiciary of the Philip pines Jor the past two years. Co. E Drill Thursday. There will be a regular drill of Co. E Thursday evening at 0.15. FORMED NEW ASSOCIATION The Montpelier Granite Manufacturers DUES TO BE PAID HERE But Seventy-Five Per Cent Will be Paid Back for Support of the Branch. ' Montpelier, June 9. The Montpelier branch of the Barre Granite Manufactur ing association has for some time had un der consideration the organization of a sep arate branch at Montpelier and at a meet ing held tonight iu the oltice of J.M. Rout well it was voted so to do. A proposition was received from the Barre association ottering $150 for hall rent and 75 per cent of future dues to as sist the Montpelier manufacturers in start ing a separate organization. This propo sition was accepted aud W. S. Smith, J.S. Haley and E. A. Sweeney were appointed a committee to secure a hall and make the necessary arrangements for starting the new organization in about two weeks. The dues in future as now will be paid into the Barre organization but 75 per cent thereof will be returned for running expenses of the new organization. WILL PLAY IN MONTPELIER. Final Gmno Ketween Montpelier and Ood dard 'exfc Saturday. The decisive game of baseball between (ioddard anil Montpelier seminaries will be played Off on the Montpelier campus next Saturday afternoon, an agreement having been reached late yesterday after noon. Manager Bruce of the Montpelier team went back to Montpelier yesterday afternoon with the (ioddard proposition that the location be decided between Barre and Montpelier on the flip of a coin, any neutral ground being eliminated from the reckoning. The Montpelier oilicials took the matter under advisement finally coming to the decisiou that it was a fair proposition. Manager Bruce accepted, and the coin was Hipped, The luck was Montpelier's and the coin came up for that Bide. Man ager Bruce of the Montpelier team lost no tune in choosing his home grounds, and there the game will be played. The decision to play the third game in either one or the other of the two cities was a wise move as it would have been Impossible to make both ends meet if the game were played In some other place. Although the luck was not with God- dard there is no kick omSng from that school as the proposition was hers to Hip for the choice of grounds, the team will play all the harder to win the game, as the winner will undoubtedly be the cham pion preparatory school team of the state. RESOLUTIONS OF SYMPATHY. Drawn t'p On the Deuth ol liev. F. O. Mac- Cartoey. The following resolutions were adopted as a result of the Y. O. MacCartney mem orial meeting held in Toolstuvpeners' hall June 7: We the trades unionists and Socialists of Barre, deeply deplore the death of Frederick O. MacCartney, arid wish to tender to his relatives, friends and asso ciates our heartfelt sympathy. We, iu common with ail who knew of the noble work which he was doing, feel that the world Is better because he lived : that the wage workers have lost a friend whose life had been consecrated to the work of uplifting humanity: a friend who was faithful until the end: that the work ing class has not only lost a friend aud brother but society has lost one of its most useful members, and a line minded, honor able and noble man. We instruct our eommtttee to have the foregoing published in our local papers and a copy of the same sent to the father of our deceased brother. Committee James Craiekshank, John Morris, B. F. Ileaiey, Philip Halvosa, Win Murray, GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENTS. C. L, Converse a Member of Civil Service Itonrd of Hurre, The following appointments for Vermont have been bulletined iu the various de partments at Washington : Ralph F, Per ry and J. L. Shanley as substitute letter carriers in the post office at Burlington; Frank Brown aud J. P. Ahern as clerks in the Burlington post office; Paul D. Leavitt as a substitute clerk in the post office at Barre; Dennis H. Udall as an assistant meat inspector iu connection with the bu reau of animal industry; C. L, Converse as a member of the civil service board for the postoiiioe at Barre; J. W. Domey as watch man and fireman in the public building at St. Albans; Bert D. Baker of Northfield, as an aid in the coast survey service, and R. T. Miles of St. Johnsbury, as a watch man in the quartermaster's service of the army at Burlington. COOPERATIVE OFFICERS. George Livingstone President aud Tfiomaa t able Treasurer. The directors of the Barre Cooperative Society met last night and organized by electing George Livingstone, president; Philip Halvosa, vice president; John An derson, clerk, and Thomas Cable, treasurer.