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VOL. VII NO. 103.
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Pneumonia Has Disap
peared Entirely
His Physicians Cannot Say How Long
He Will Live, Possibly Sev
eral Days.
Rome, July 15. The official bulletin
Issued shortly after nine o'clock this morn
ing announced that His Holiness re
mained in the critical condition In which
he wag last night.
The bulletin is as follows: "During the
night the Pope had some periods of sleep.
No change -was observed In his general
condition. His pulsation was 82, his
respiration 30, and his temperature 06 2-10
Lappont said this morning that the
Pope might last several days longer. The
doctors say they think the pneumonia
has practically disappeared, and the re
gathering of liquid In the pleura Is so
slight that it causes the patient no trouble.
The chief danger lies in the complete
prostration from which the Pope is now
suffering. The pontiff was restless during
the forenoon but his mind was clear. In
the afternoon he slept calmly.
. At times the pope seemed to see ap
paritions. When his attendants tried
to persuade him to the contrary the
pope Insisted on Indicating tlu pres
ence of some imaginary shadow, which
Le Dot only saw, but heard. lie said:
"No: No! Don't you see him? Be
sides, he rattles the chairs and other
things as he moves."
It was evident that the pope was
making a great effort and straining all
Lis nerves to maintain calmness and to
have his will triumph over his mental
weakness. lie succeeded occasionally,
but attacks of delirium followed such;
efforts, aud each was stronger than the
preceding. The resistance that his frail. :
almost transparent body offered to dis- j
ease was deemed simply marvelous. 1
Dr. Mazzoitl was asked for aa ex
planation and said:
"It is a phenomenon which, as with
all S'U'h phenomena, cannot be ex
plained. With an evident feeling' of sadness
the pontiff spoke of all the sacred ob
jects he had gathered. Behind a
screen In the pope's library were the
presents given his holiness on the occa
sion of this year's jubilee. These were
destined for poor churches.
The pontiff expressed the hope that
tf he were not alive on his nRme day,
St. Joachim's day (Aug. lGi, the usual
te would be giTen.
Pop Leo's Will.
Although much has been said About
the pope's will, nothing positive is
known except that, on receiving his
nephews, his holiness said:
"As pope I do not possess anything,
as I live by the alms of the faithful.
. It would be a great detriment to the
church if I should destine to my family
even the smallest part of what the peo
ple send me by denying themselves.
"Aa to my personal property," the
pontiff concluded, "I divided that
among you long ago."
Chia declaration did not surprise any
one, It being well known how strongly
set against nepotism l'ope I.eo has al
ways been. When the pontiff alluded
to his personal fortune, he meant his
patrimony, of which almost two-thirds
came into his hands through the death
of his uncles and brothers. Beside
this, he bad what was called his prela
tura, a sum of 40,000 sctidi, which for
that period was a large amount and to
which in papal times any member of a
family embracing the priesthood was
This was .given In order to put him In
a position to continue his career. In
1SS1 Tope Leo had all his fortune esti
mated and divided by Cardinal Latn
renz, a distinguished jurisconsult,
among his nieces and nephews, who
wera obliged to sign a paper declaring
that they had received nil to which
they were entitled.
When the pope's brother. Cardinal
Guiseppe, died in JS0O,, Pope Leo In
formed his relatives that be was keep
ing all his valuable library Intact, leav
ing them their share in money, and he
obliged them to sign another declara
tion that they had had all they could
Sajs the Trillium of Pope Leo, But Will
Be With Great Difficulty.
Pome, July 15. A special edition of the
newspaper, Tribuna, today says that the
present Indications are that the Pope may
live until tomorrow and possibly, with
great difficulty, until Friday.
Ity Winning From 1'lnl t.-lmru I Now iu
First I'laee.
Plattsbtirg, N. Y., July 14. Errors by
Duff aud Zimmerman in the eighth inn
ing lost the game for Plattsburg today,
three St. Aloans men crossing the plate
before the agony was over and gave St.
Albans the leadership of the Northern
League. The game was a hard fought
one, each side getting six hits, Both
Lynch and Dresser pitched fine ball but
the latter was the steadier.
Waddell of Philadelphia Made P.ecord of
14 Strike Outs.
Yesterday's American League scores:
At Philadelphia, Philadelphia 2, Chi
cago 0.
,At Boston, Cleveland 4, Boston S (12
At Washington, St. Louis 4, Washing
ton i (to innings).
At New York, New York 5, Detroit 4
(10 innings),
American League Standing.
Won. Lwt. Pet. I Won. Lost. ret.
Boston 4 20 ,H 1 Detroit Si s .':!
I'hila. 41 :t .r.TT.j rliir-uito 3 in
Cleveland S7 31 ,HI St. Luuu ?.) 341 ,4
New York i4 SI Mss WasU'jj'nM 4J xm
Y'esterday's National League scores:
At Chicago, Chicago 2, Brooklyn 1 (12
At. St. Louis, Philadelphia 5, St. Louis
At Cincinnati, New York 10, Cincin
nati 3.
National League Standing;.
Won. T.ot. rot. 1 Won. Lost. ret.
I'imimi-g 511 21 .aw Itrooklvn :t" J)
New York Vi i a:k Hoc ton 4J .400
Chicago 4 :tl .fu-7 I St. Louis i 4s :shl
CiDctiiiiatiJti 34 Mi 1 i'lilla. sa 4'J .310
Crusade Against Storekeeper Who Violate
u Old Law,
Burlington, July 15. The crusade
against the storekeepers who keen their
stores open Sundays was coutinued yes
terday when three men were arraigned in
city court. They were Eugene Stalatto.
L. Alfred and Nelson Thomas. They all
pleaded guilty and were fined f 2 and costs
of fs."S). The law against keeping stores
open on Sunday was passed In 1767 and
has beeu amended since although the fine
limit of $2 has not been changed. The ac
tion against the storekeepers who are
keeping open on Sunday is stated by the
oilioials to be taken at the instigation of
the labor unions.
Extensive Covering of S!mrt After Gener
ally Weaker Opening,
New York. July 15. In the first hour
the stock market as extremely irtegulur
and feverish on the large volume of busi
ness. There was an extensive covering of
shorts after a generally weaker opening,
and buying was of good character in some
issues. 1 he support preveuted the de
moralization of speculation which it had
beeu feared would attend the resumption
of business today. After the first hour
there was a fresh outbreak of liquidation
In come directions, notably St. Paul, Penn
sylvania and New Yoik Central.
Lo of 15,000 of Stark Paper Co. at
Bennington, July 14. The mill of the
Stark Paper company, in Shaftsbury, near
orth bennington, was destroyed bv hre
early today, entailing a loss of $15,00;;.
The company made plain, high grade. In
grain wall paper, and employed thirty
hands.- Some of the best machinery was
saved. The company has not learned how
the fire started. The property wa9 in
l)etrov 40 Lives and 350 Building la
Iiniirtlitn Town,
Berlin, July 13. Tageblatt today re
ports a disastrous tire at the town of I,ow
zy, Russia, in which it is feared forty per
sons lost their lives. Three hundred and
fifty houses and olticial buildings were de
stroyed and six hundred people" are home
less. The hospital was burned and a
nember of bedridden patients perished
like rats in a trap. The charred remains
of twenty persons have been recovered.
Chief Counsel tn Post-Office Prosecution at
Oyster Bay.
Oyster Bay, July 13. Charles Bona
parte, the ehi-f counsel for the prosecution
of the post-ofllee department "grafters,"
took luncheon with President Koosevelt
today, and both before and after the meat
went over the much vexed cases with the
chief executive.
Quaint Chart 1 or St. Louis Fair,
Among the exhibit of the post office
department at the St. Louis exposition
will be a quaint wooden chart formerly
used In the post office at Manila dur
ing Spanish occupation. This chart
was hung on the wall of the building,
and the names of those who had letters
or newspapers were written and ex
posed to the public on slips of paper
which fitted into notches upon its stir
face. When n Filipino saw his name
on the chart he inquired at the window
for his letters. If he did not find his
name there was no use in bothering the
delivery clerk. Similar arrangements
are found In many of the towns and
smaller cities in Spain and in some
parts of South America.
The Ifewent Girl.
Her horn she'd pat with tender handa
In days gone by. but now she's seen
Beside her auto: there she stands
And flits the tank with gasoline,
Sr Yoik Horald.
Quick Wit of Sheriff
Saved Negro.
Enraged Farmers and Iron Moulders
Started For Lockup, But Negro
Was Not There.
Albany, N. Y., July 14 The quick wit
of a deputy sheriff at Coxsackia this morn
ing prevented the lynching of James
Little, a 19-year-old negro, hailing from
Summerhurst, N. J., who this morning
near New Baltimore, criminally assaulted
Kruma Cole, 11 years old, daughter of
Joseph Cole, a farmer.
The child, with her five-year-old sister
and Maud Lobdell, aged 1, was picking
berries by the roadside in the long woods
between New Baltimore and Coxsackie, a
mile from home, when Little accosted
them, asking for something to eat.
The Lobdell girl went to her home, but
her mother was not there and, returning
to her companions, she found the negro
dragging Emma Cole into the woods. She
ran to her aid and the negro pulled out a
handful of hair. She then ran away,
while Little dragged his victim into the
woods and assaulted her, then escaping
after threatening her with death if she
moved. Her father and neighbors met
the child coming home and at once organ
ized a party to scour the woods.
A description of the negro was sent to
nearby towns and an hour later he was
captured on the railroad track near Cox
sackie. He confessed the assault and was
locked up. In the meanwhile news of the
capture reached New Baltimore and a
mob of 150 enraged farmers started for
Coxsackie, augmented by a large number
of striking moulders and rivermen, all
frankly vowing their lutentioa to lynch
the negro.
Todav was the strikers "benefit" day in
Coxsackie and the town was crowded.
Threats of lynching filled the air and every
train added to the crowd.
Deputy Sheriff Sumner Van Loon real
izing that the coming of darkness would
mean the breaking flt- the flimsy local
lockup and the violent death of his pris
oner, smuggled the negro out and took
him down the river on the bnat to Cats
kill, w here there is a well built jail.
The Cole child is seriously injured, but
may recover, Her father and the neigh
boring farmers are in a terrible state of
excitement, and but for the deputies quick
action, would certainly have lynched the
Little, in his confession, fully corrobo
rated the story told by the children.
At a late hour tonight no disturbance
had ensued, nor was any expected. There
is, however, probability of trouble tomor
row morning when the oegro is taken to
New Baltimore for examination.
Indertaklng Which Will Save Many
Miles and Coat f 50.000,000.
. As was recently stated in a cable dis
patch, the plans for the construction of
a ship canal between the Firth of
Forth, on the east of Scotland, across
to the river Clyde, on the west, have
been definitely arranged. The canal
will cost $50,000,000, but powerful sup
port is expected from the British gov
ernment. One of the great engineering
features of the scheme will be the car
rying of the canal through the high
ground near the Loch Lomond end.
Frequent passing places will be made,
says the New York Times.
An indication of the saving in dis
tance that would be effected by the
canal will be gained from the following
figures: From the Clyde to ports on
the east coast of Scotland, northeast
of England and northwest of Europe,
the distance saved would be from 520
miles to 238 miles. From the Firth of
Forth to ports on the west coast of
Scotland, northwest of England, Ire
land, America and the Mediterranean
the distance saved would be from 4S7
to 111 miles. From Tyne ports to the
St. Lawrence river the distance saved
would be 150 miles. From the west of
Britain and northeast of Ireland to
middle western ports of the continent
the distance saved would be from 377
to OS miles.
The latest Slot Machine.
The latest application of the principle
of the penny in the slot is reported
from Australia, says the London Chron
icle. In the post offices of the common
wealth if time or opportunity does not
permit the prompt purchase of a stamp
the person iu a hurry will In future be
able to drop his letter Into one orifice
of a machine and his penny Into the
other, and when this process Is com
pleted "One penny paid" will be found
impressed on the envelope as an equiv
alent to the orthodox stamp. The Inno
vation has its advantages. Attaching
the stamp to the envelope Is perhaps
the greatest nuisance connected with
letter writing. In spite of many sani
tary warnings the practice of "licking"
is still considerably more the rule than
the exception.
From Head of Montpel
ier Seminary
Continued 111 Health the CauseFor
mer Barre Pastor Has Increased
Number of Students.
Montpelier, July 15. Principal W. R
Davenport of Montpelier seminary will re
tire from that position September 1, and
Prof. II. M. Howe, who was recently
elected acting principal, will become prin
cipal of the school. The reason for Mr.
Davenport's withdrawal is ill health.
Prinolpal Davenport's retirement from
the arduous duties of the school has been
contemplated by him for some time, as he
did not consider his health strong enough
to stand the strain. Last commencement
the decision to continue as principal was
made only after it was arranged that lie
would be relieved of a large amount of the
duties, Prof. Howe having been chosen to
act as vice-principal.
Mr. Davenport went from Barre to be
come principal of the institution, after
completing a successful pastorate in that
city. In the few years that hehas bse n
at the head of the school the number of
students has been materially increased.
He will now become eastern agent for the
Correspondence School of Chicago.
Gertrude Loom is Harris of Lyndonvilie
has been chosen to succeed Miss H. Julia
Cross in the vocal music department.
Labor on Smith's riant at Westerly. It I.,
Westerly, R. I., July 14. In the matter
of non-union help on the Smith granite
shed, the Granite Cutters' union brought
the matter to the attention of the com
pany, saying that it considered that It had
a grievance; and the question was referred
to the directors of the company Yester
day the directors met, and a conference
was held with the contractor, who de
clared that he did not desire to cause any
trouble. therefore he would assume the
whole responsibility, and if the company
could pet along without the shed he had
other work at which he could place his
men. This seemed to be agreeable all
around, so tonight work will be suspended
on the shed, and sometime in the future,
when the clouds have rolled by, it may be
resumed. But for the present there will
be no work and consequently ,no new
Carpenters and Joiners Union to Have a
Day's Outing.
A grand excursion to Missisquol Park,
Higbgate Springs, Vt., under the auspices
of Carpenters and Joiners l,orl I'uion,
No. 48 1 of Barre, V t., on Friday, July
nth, HRM. All friends of the building
trade are cordially invited to enjoy a day
of pleasure. Take your family and chil
dren and lunches. A good band will be
in attendance. The Central Vermont
railway will sell rouud trip tickets at the
following reduced rates: Williamstown,
South Barre, Barre, Montpelier, North
field, Middlesex,forl, children 50. Water
bury, 90c; children 45. Trains will run
as follows: Leave Williamstown 7.30 a.
m., South Barre 7.35, Barre, 8.00, Montpe
lier, H.'JO, N'orthfield, 8.08, Middlesex 8 40,
Waterbury, 8 50, Arrive Missisnnoi Park
11.11 a. m. Returning leave Missisquoi
Park 4 25 p. m., running through to Will
iamstown, N'orthfield and intermediate
stations. Ticnets will be good going and
returning July 17th, only, and will not be
good for stop-over privilege.
Montpelier Military Band In Barre This
The Montpelier Military Rand will give
a concert at the Park stand in this city
this evening at eiuht o'clock. The fol
lowing programme will be giveu:
March, Officer of the Day, Hall
overture, l.utspiel, hy .Vela DeU
V lusUe l'olkii, l'iecolo vl., H;o Oman
. 11. Winter.
Romance, Harmony o Love, Brooks
(iallop, Carousal, Collins
Waltz, .lolly Fellows, Volstejip
tieuis (tf scotUnit, Covallini
Mareh, Grenadiers, Hinkwell
Forester Attention t
The annual private picnic of Court Gran
ite City, F. of A., will be held at Caledo
nia Park, on Saturday, July 18th. Mem
bers are entitled to bring their wives and
families or if unmarried a lady friend,
but no more. Please leave your names
with the committee so that they may be
able to provide accordingly. William
Williams, John Forbes, James Veale,
amusement committee.
Black hose with white feet, black hose
with white soles and black hose with
ribbed tops. Gordon die, at 25a. per pair.
Veale & Knight.
Old gold and silver wanted at retiners'
prices in exchange for goods at F. E. Burr's
And Mr. Uoldeu'e Neighbor Thought lie
Had Made a Good Trade.
Ira Itolden, father of W. W. Holden of
North Held, was for many years owner of
00 acres of land in w hat is now the best
quarry land in Barre and from which
thousands of dollars worth of granite has
been taken and distributed over the coun
try during the past decade, making that
town the most famous granite center and
adding millions to the wealth of Vermont,
says the N'orthfield News. The land was
used for pasturage but it required a pretty
sharp nosed animal to pick out a blade of
grass between the rocks.
A matter of 35 years ago Mr. Holden
signed a note with a party and as some
times happens in such a case had it to pay.
The party who held the note which
amounted to $(HI0 consented to take in
payment the 00 acres of pasture laml'V
Mr. Holden and his neighbors considded
that he had "got out of the note scrape"
fairly well in disposing of the land for $12
per acre.
In this connection It may be remarked
that less than 25 years ago there was a
class of people In Barre who sat on the
grocery store Steps in that little village,
shivered when they heard that somebody
had invested a good dollar in the infant
granite industry and relieved themselves
of all responsibility in the matter by pro
claiming that the granite business would
never amount to anything, and incidently
thanking the Lord that they knew enough
to keep their money out of such foolish
ness and put it into chewing tobacco.
The N'orthfield slate industry is getting
much the same kind of encouragement
from a small class of citizens, although
the ranks are thin. It is only a question
of a short time when this thing will come
to an abrupt end in Northlield, as it did in
Barre years ago.
John Morgan Think)! Man Couldn't Live
on Five Cents a Day.
Editor Barre Times: I am interested
in a statement made in last Tuesday's
Times by an odicer in the Argentine army
lie claims that he can keep strong on a
diet of wheat bread and oranges at live
cents per day. 1 do not know how much
of wheat bread and oranges he can buy In
that country for five cents. If it costs as
much as it does here iu Barre he is talk
lug nonsense. 1 could easily dispose of
sixty cents worth of wheat bread and or
anges m this city.
There is no use of vegetarians trying to
convince any sane man who is obliged to
work at hard manual labor that he can be
strong on such a diet. I have no doubt
that the reason w hy some people are veg
etarians is because they are too miserly
to get good food. Some have tried to live
without any food, but they died ere they
discovered their mistake. There are some
such misers who deprive themselves of
the necessities of life in order to save
1 have seen men, young men, too, who
were fond of reading, wait over two hours
to borrow a newspaper rather than spend
a cent or two to buy one. I could name
a hundred or more little mean, miserly ac
tions. John Morgan.
Porto Kiea Follow l in the Mattr of a
School Kechtter.
Montpelier, July 14. W. E. Ranger re
ceived the second week in June, a cable
gram from the commissioner of education
in Porto Rico, asking that a Vermont
school Register be sent him at once, and
the register was forwarded. On Saturday
last Mr. Ranger was notified by a letter
from Assistant Commissioner Lord, that
the Vermont Register had been adopted
in Porto Rico. This register, which has
recently been revised by our State super
intendent, is now regarded as the best in
any State in the union.
r,niine-n Men Plan to Attract Many Visitor
From A mr. 31 to Sept. 0,
Burlington, July 14. The Burlington
Fall Festival Association was organized
today with the following officers: Presi
dent and director general, W. B. MoKil
lip; treasurer, Charles E. Tease; secreta
ry and director of concessionaries, C. A.
Barber; chairman of committees, John J.
Flynn; director of transportation and su
perintendent of grounds, M. D. McMahon;
director of amusements and publicity, L.
M. Hays.
Proprietor of Avenue Moose Must Serve
Term at the Work House.
St. Johnsbury, July 14. Landlord Eu
gene W. Eastman of the Avenue house,
who was recently convicted of keeping a
house of ill-fame, was sentenced by Judge
Stafford today to serve not more than four
nor less than three and one-half years In
the House of Correction at Rutland aud to
pay cost of trial.
if he appeals his case he will have to
serve at, the House of Correction until the
supreme court meets in October.
Widow of Famous Statesman Hied This
Augusta, Me., July 15 Mrs. James G.
Blaine, widow of the famous Maine states
man, died this morning. Her death was
due to old ago and a general breakdown.
She was nearly 75 years old and had been
in failing health for three years.
Kepreentalive Clement Verr HI.
St. Johnsbury, July 14. Representative
Frank II. Clement, who represented Dan
ville la the last legislature. Is seriously ill,
having received an apopleetio shock.
Stop ami get a plate or a pint of that
nne ice cream at uouge s, wnen on your
way home evenings.
Fine Ice cream at Dodge's before and
after the band concert.
Who the Incorporators
Believe If Rutland Has Four and
Montpelier Two There is Room
For Two ia Barre.
A despatch from Washington in yester
day's Times stated a permit had been
granted certain Barre business men to
organize a new National bank fortius city,
to be known as the People's National
Dank, inis despatch named only a por
tion of the Incorporators, who are C. W.
Melcher, S. I). Allen, C. W. Averill, W.
D. Smith, F. D. Ladd, F. N. Braley, A.
J. Young, L. J. Bolster and Ira C. Calef.
These gentlemen believe there is ample
room for a second National bank in Larre
and are ready to put their money into it.
They claim that If Rutland can support
four national banks and Montpelier two,
Barre certainly ought to possess two, and
on this reasoning are going ahead and re
ceiving subscriptions for the stock.
A large amount of the
$100,000 capital stock has already been
spoken for aud it is believed the whole
issue will be readily placed.
The promoters claim that If they had
not undertaken the establishment of a new
National bank in Barre, outsiders were
ready to step in to start a bank, and they
believe It is better to keep the business
here at home. They have had offers for
large blocks of stock from outsiders but
wish to distribnte it among local business
The promoters have options on several
places for bank offices, all centrally locat
ed, but the matter of location will not be
determined until later.
Subscriptions for stock will be received
by Miss Keith, bookkeeper for Priudle &
Averill. Information and application
blanks may be obtained of any of the in
corporators. AWARDED A PRIZE.
Tllden & Willey of ThU City Had One of
1'ei.t Trimmed WlndowH.
Tilden & Willey, the shoe dealers, have
just beeu noti tied that they are the win
ners of a second prize in the contest insti
tuted by A. E. Little & Co. of Lynn,
Mass., for the best trimmed window of
the many handlers of the Sorosis shoe
which is made by that company. The ,
second prize was a check for $50, and the
letter announcing the award was accom
panied with the check.
There were many contestants for the
prizes, but the Little company picked out
the eight best ones and awarded the prizes
from these. Tilden A Willey's window
was made last Christmas time by Chaun
cey Willey of the firm.
School Coniuiitutioner Will Build on Smith
' & Walker Plans.
At a meeting last evening the school
commissioners accepted the plans and spec
ulations oi Bmitn A; aiker for a new
school house to be erected at the corner of
Elru aud Jefferson' streets, Bids will be
advertised for at once and the building
win oe uejjuu as soon as possuuo.
Mrs. C. Sployd is in Barre today.
Ira Wright and wife were in Barre Sat
urday. Rev. N, D. William was in Montpelier
Jerry Donahue and wife of South Piirr
visited at C. Sployd's Sunday,
Geome Howland and M. E. ITnwinnd
were in Woodbury today to buy cows.
Rev. M. M. Selman nreaelieii t tha
Boutwell school house in Barre Sunday.-
J. F. Bobbins and wife, with their
guest. Miss Lord, of Maiden. Mass.. visit
ed In Calais Sunday.
John Severance of the Telegram force
has been spending his vacation with his
sister, Mrs. C. C. Willard.
Henry Duprey and wife of Granitevilla
visited Mrs. Duprey'g father, Barney
Abare, Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Charles Crabiel and little son of
Cambridge, Mass., and George Rackley of
Maiden, Illinois, are visiting at George
Misses Stella Brooks, Esther Fitts,
Evelyn and Mildred Phelps of Barre were
guests of A. G. Whltcher and wife Thurs
day and Friday of last week.
Louis Mayo and wife while walking
home early Friday evening, saw a hand
some deer in George Howland's pasture,
which soon cleared a fence and disappear
ed. Clark Stewart and daughter, Mabel of
Berlin were at the Hall Thursday evening
when Miss Stewart gave readings that
were very much enjoyed by a large audi
ence. Mrs. Frank Kelton and Mrs. A G
Whitcher were in Montpelier Wednesday
of last week. Mrs. Whitcher was called
there to attend the funeral of Edward

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