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H 1 j) Ji ii Wil H VOL. VII NO. 107. BARRE, YT., MOXDAY, JULY 20, 1003. price, oxi: cent. nn yjt 71? 11 liiiijj "ID A TO) TTD Tf7 TPh A TT TT W -Era Cawe Late rtts Afternoon cAfter a Little Over 2 Week's Illness End Was Peaceful, Like Fat ling Asleep, Pope Was Uncon scious For More THan Day cPreltious to Dissolution Alt CardinalsPresent at the End, Rome, July 20 Pope Leo XIII died at 4.10 this after noon. ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT. Western I'Dioit Telegraph Co, Believe It To He Correct. New Vork, July 20. The "Western Union Telegraph Company at 12.S0 this afternoon announced that Pope Leo is dead. The Western Union people say the an nouncement of the Pope's death came to them by cable and they believe It to be correct. They have sent it to all the news pa pers and press associations. EOOSEYELT NOTIFIED. Cable Message Was Sent to the President this Afternoon. Oyster Hay, July 20. President Roose velt has just been notified by cable that the Pope is dead. News Received at Waahlngfon, Washington, July, 29. United States Charge d'aft'airs lddings at Koine cabled the state department as follows: "Pope Leo died at 4.10July 20." THE BULLETINS OF THE LAST DAY. When Death Was Imminent Govern ment Delayed Transmission of News. Rome, July 20. This morning's bulle tin reads, "During the night the Pope slept only at short Intervals. His general condition remains constantly grave. His pulsation is 04, his respiration 32 and his temperature 30 2-10 centigrade." At 11 :M0 A. M. holy sacrament was ex posed at St. Peter's this morning. As this was generally considered a sign that the final agony had commenced new alarm spread through the city. Atl2::;0A. M. all cardinals in Rome were summoned to the Vatican. This was a strong indication that the end was ap proaching. At 12::J3 P. M. Cardinal Yannutelli en tered the papal chamber for the purpose of giving His Holiness absolution in articulo mortis. At 1:30 P. M. the following semi-official statement was obtained by the Publishers' Press correspondent from the Vatican: 'JJhe Pope is in a state of agony or "fevere agon!" which even his physicians are unable to define scientifically. The possibilities are that the Pope may last some time, even days, but the proba bility is that this is his last day." At 1.45 p. in. It was reported that the final stage in the Pope's illness was en tered upon at one o'clock this afternoon. This was expected to last some hours. At 2.15 p. in. The government an nounced that a telephone pole had fallen and that there will be great delay in all messages. This meant that they were get ting ready to place an embargo npon tele grams and that the government had reason to believe that dissolution was close at hand. The Pope had a relapse about 1 o'clock, but rallied somewhat. Fifteen Cardinals were among the call ers at the Vatican during the uight. Early this morning Cardinal Deacon Pierroti brought the Pope a blessing from the fa mous shrine, the Madonna of the Rosary. The Pope was then oonscious and thanked him In a voice scarcely audible. His phys icians today continued giving the Pope in jections which, one report says, Include an Infinitesimal quantity of nitro glycer- J- , '- 6 . "5 'c ine, the last resort to stimulate heart ac tion. At 3.43 reports of the Pope's death, with apparent official sanction, have been coming from the Vatican in rapid succes sion this afternoon. All, however have been denied. LIFE OF THE LATE POPE LEO XIII. Sketch of the life of the Deceased Pontiff Epochs in an Honored Career. The exceeding ability of t be late pope, the genius which enabled him to transform a friendless church Into a church having friends everywhere, lay in several great I qualities of mind, lie had a pat ience which nothing could tire. He could wait months or year, as need be, until his time came. 1 He had no delusions. Joachim Peed saw .i . . . . . in j tmng as iey were, noi as u wourn nave liked to cave them. Ha tad no animosi ties. He believed n enemy an enemy only until he could make him a friend, and he was always ready to welcome a friend. He recognized talent at once and never sootier than in those opposed to him. A good idea was a good idea to him, no matter who pro posed it, and he never committed the mis take of undervaluing the forces against him. He had that genius which can tell what Is possible and what impossible!. As easily as he could weigh others, so easily could he weigh himself. He knew his own limitations. He was a great man among the great men of his day. Ho played a part amid some of the most tremendous dramas of history, and he played it successfully. With no force of arms he made men who ordered armies to obey him; out of enemies he created friends; a church which he found the prey of all he left strong In the circle of her defenders. Leo XIII w ill o down in history as one of the greatest among the long line of great men who have filled the papal chair. Personally the late pontiff was tall and slender, and his hair was snow white. His face had the kindliest of expressions, and his smile was ready when anything amusing was said. His keen wit was tempered by a charitable wish not to wound the feelings of others. His manner was high bred and finished, and he possessed a most charming courtesy, w bich placed all who saw him at their ease. He loved to chat on literary topics, and to the last found pleasure in reading the great authors of antiquity. His experience of life was so vat that his re marks were full of a quiet wisdom. He impressed every one who met him. His personal habits were simple to a degree, for he lived the life of an ascetic. His industry and power for work were extraordinary, aud the labor he daily went through while pope was enough to exhaust a much younger and stronger man Chronology ami Farly t.lfe. Joachim Vincent Raphael Lodovico Peccl, afterward Pope Leo XIII, was born March 3, 1810, at Carpineto. He was sent to the Jesuit college at Viterbo In 1818, where he remained till 1825, when be entered the Collegio Romano, just restored by Pope 10 XIL In 1828 he took first prize in physics and chemistry. In 1830 he was matriculated as a divinity student at the Gregorian uni versity. In 1832 he won the degree doctor of theology aud eutered the College of Noble Ecclesiastics, where those who design to serve the pontifical government diplomat ically or administratively are trained. In 1837 he was made subdeacon, then deacon, then priest. In 1S3S ho was made delegate or governor of the province of Bcnevecto. In 1841 he was appointed governor of Spole to. In 1843 he was made apostolic nuncio, or papal embassador, to Belgium aud tit ular archbishop of Damictta. In 1815 he was made bishop of Perugia, where he ar rived in 1846. In 1853 he was made a cardi nal In 1877 he was appointed camerlingo. In 1878 he was chosen pope to succeed Pius IX, deceased. Joachim Vincent Raphael Lodovico Peccl was the son of Count Domenico Lodovico Pecci of Carpineto and Anna Prosper! Luzi. The family to which he belonged came originally from Siena. Its chiefs having taken sides with the Medici in the long struggle between Siena and Florence found it necessary to emigrate to the states of the church. They settled In Carpineto, a rugged mountain town nestled down between two , great crags. Count Lodovico Pecci's wife FOPE LEO Xni. was tne nsxigiircr or a nzme vtrrscran ranf ily living in the ancient city of Cora, the modern Cori. She brought with her a dower which notably increased the fortune of the family but she brought far more when she came herself. She was a woman of extraordinary ability and strength of character. Joachim, or, as his mother al ways called him, Vincent, was the fourth son. That Joachim Pecci should, under the training of such a woman as the Countess Anna, turn his attention to the church was tinly natural. She belonged to the Third Order of St. Francis, an association founded to bring men and women closer to the church. From his earliest years the bovbad been accustomed to seeing the browu Habit and sandaled feet of the brothers and to listening to the story of the life of St Frau ds of A&sisi, as told by his mother. These lessons were driven In when, in his 14th year, his mother died in Rome and he fol lowed all that remained of her to her grave in the Observautine Church of the Forty Martyrs. In 1S;3, when at the Collegio fUnano he gained the first prize in physics and chem istry at the end of the college year, he was chosen to defend in public against all oh lectors theses chosen from the subject mat ter of the tla-ee years' course. In getting ready he so overworked himself that his physicians absolutely forbade the trial, but the university grauted him a certificate at testing his complete preparation for the te;. While he was a student in the College of Noble Ecclesiastics, Cardinal Sala took the warmest fancy to the young scholar and gave him much advice of the greatest value. Cardinal Paca also admired Joachim Pecci i1 SI MAPI I H OF ,-7-1 ( r r TIIR VATICAN. and recommended him strongly to Gregory XVL who appointed him one of his dome tlo prelate and soon afterward the refer endary to the court of Eegnatura. He now bad his foot on the first round of that lad der he afterward climbed so steadily. Cardinal Sala saw to it that Joachim Pecci was attached to the Congregation of the Propaganda, and Cardinal ijimbrUBchl nl, who wu the pope's secretary of state, had him appointed official to many impor tant bodies. He also placed him under the Immediate charge of the learned prelate (soon to be cardinals) Tre.za and CruncllL The superiors of this young man realized the character of the material before them, and they shaped the weapon with exceed tng care. Career a Governor. Joachim Pecci's first position of impor tance was that of governor of lienevento, a small territory situated in the midst of what was the kingdom of Naples. When the French withdrew from Italy and Naples was restored to the Bourbons, Beneveuto reverted to the pope. It was then an inde pendent principality in the midst of a king dom. The men who had been foremost in their opposition to Napoleon had gradually become guerrillas and bandits, levying blackmail and smuggling. They found their refuge in the high and broken lands of Beuevento until that state had become a menace to all about it. This was the condition of things with which this young man of 28 was expected to grapple. He went to Beneveuto aud on the third day was taken down with au at tack of typhoid fever, during which he nearly dial. The result was that the opio sition, which had been excited by the news of his coming, was killed by the sympathy which his illness called forth, and when he rose from his bed he found ail the people far vorably disposed toward him Mgr. Pecci was a man who might be de pended on to make the most of such a state of affairs. At the ceremony of laying the cornerstone of a new church in honor of Our Lady of Graces he had an opportunity of meeting all classes in the little stata The gratitude he felt for sympathy extended to him in his illness lent an additional charm taajnuuner and utterance alwava Continued on Fourth Page. SOLUTION OF NEGRO PROBLEM In the Education of the Whole 'Race SAYS REV. R. F. LOWE Christian Education Has Done Remark ably in Spite of Counter Currents. The "Negro Question," which is per haps the most important confronting the United States today, was the subject of a sermon by Rev. R. F. Lowe at the Iled ding Methodist church yesterday morning. After reviewing the situation brielly Rev. Mr. Lowe declared that the only solution of the problem lies in the Christian educa tion of the negTO. The speaker spoke of the introduction of slavery in this country. How over 2.0 years ago two ships were making a west erly course across the ocean, one taking a more northerly course having as passen gers the early Puritan settlers of ew England, aud the other southermost one carrying a band of twenty Negroes who j knew not where they were going nor for what reason they were taken from their! homes. 1 I From that time slavery began in this country, aud the little band of twenty Ne groes has multiplied until now there are over nine millions of the race in the con-! tines of the United States. Then striking lntoths real subject matter the speaker said there are three factors which are prominent in the problem : (I) The egro problem is what it is be cause of the former unnatural relations be tween the whites aud blacks, the latter being in a condition of servitude. After emancipation the former slaves were le gally given the same rights as the white people had. Without qualification for vot ing it was only natural the egro g voting should have proved a failure in the South, and it was also natural that the former educated white masters should have re belled at the idea of being ruled by these ignorant blacks. Rut however much we may sympathize with the whites in their vosition in that matter we cannot justify the means which many ol them took to disfranchise the Negro. A man should not be debarred from voting simply be cause he is a Negro. There should be only one cause for that, Inefficiency. In the second place there is a disposi tion "to pick upon the Negro," which is partially accounted for on account of the former relation. Rev. Mr. Lowe then spoke of the spirit of lawlessness which prevailed in some instances. The third important factor is in the traits of character of the black race. Al though they have many good qualities they also have many vicious ones, notably slothfulness, laziness, vainness and licen tiousness. Then passing to the solution of the problem he said that it does not lie in transportation of the negro to other lands and not by lynching, burning and mob bing. We have no right to transport the Negroes even if we had the facilities to do so. The proposition to give them an island in the Philippines is all "moon shine." Again, you cannot stamp out one evil by using another as bad, as the moral reaction would be powerful. t hristian education will solve the prob lem, I mean in the highest and broadest sense. The United States gave the Negro the legal right to vote, but it did not give him the qualifications for that. We must elevate the Negro. In closing the speaker referred to the enormous amount of work that has been put into negro education, and the vast re sults from it. At the close of the civil war scarcely a black man could read or write. Now fifty per cent are able to do so. To be sure there are "eddies and counter currents, but I look for a much greater advance. CHARGED WITH BURGLARY. William Wright Arrested in Aqua Pura Co. Store llouae. William Wright was in court this morn ing charged with the serious offense of burglary. "Wright waived examination and was bound over to county court, bail being fixed at $500, w hich he has been unable to obtain. For some time past, ever since one week ago Friday night, the Aqua Pura company has been missing liquors and money from its storehouse on Granite street. The tirst the company knew about it wras a week ago Saturday morning when a dollar and a half was missing from the cash register. The next night they purposely left a little money in the drawer. The next morning the money was gone. Again the experiment was tried to make doubly sure, and they were satisiied as a small sum or money ana some liquor were gone. Since last Thursday night Chief Brown and Mr. Lane, a member of the firm, have been sleeping in the building In an effort to catch the thief. Saturday night as they were just preparing to lie down a window was opened on the back side of the building and a man dropped Into the storehouse. The intruder, on being arrested, proved to be Wright. He admitted to the chief that it was not his first visit to the place, and he named over to the chief voluntari ly the number of times he had entered the building. Wright was badly intoxicated, according to the police, and hadn't gotten over it when he was in court this morning. MURRAY DURKEE'S FUNERAL Held from the l'nivernllt Church Yes terday Aflernoou. The funeral of the lute Murray Durkee, who was killed by an electric current Fri day afternoon, was held from the Uni versalis church yesterday afternoon at 2 i o'clock. A short prayer service was held at the house previous to the service at the church. "Rev. J. Edward Wright, pastor of the church of the .Messiah at Montpelier, odi dated and the Universaiist choir sangsev eial selections. The church was tilled with the relatives and many friends of the deceased and the tloral tributes were manv and beautiful. The bearers were empluvees from the Viles' Consolidated and the Telephone (.o.s. They were Charles Page, frank Hill, Warren Holmes,- Henry innigdon, Joseph Puree and Earl Ward. The body was taken to Hope cemetery for Interment. AN EASY VICTORY. Wllliaiutowu Yanquiahed !v Barre Score of 3.3 to 3. By Six men and three boys came down from VY uiiamstown Saturday and tried conclusions with the Barre base ball team on the Seminary campus in the afternoon. When the grand totals were figured up it was found that the lix-al players bad crossed the plate 2;: times.while uiiams town had succeeded in worrying three men around tue bases. It was a disastrous slaughter for the Williamstown team, starting shortly after half past two o clock and continuing sev eral hours amid the groans of two or three hundred spectators who went to the camp us to pass the time away. The visiting team was not in - the game even from the start when it was apparent that it would be a question of how many for the Barre aggregation. The gloves of the visitors were full of springs, and their bats were full of holes. Consequently they were handicapped, and the Barre team was so inconsiderate as to take advantage of Jhe handicap, piling up scores until the players got weary of run ning around the bases. The home uieu played well in the field also, and put up a creditable exhibition. BARRE QU0ITERS WON. Defeated Montpelier iu a Friendly Match hntunlay. The Barre Quoiting Clnb met a team from Montpelier iu a friendly competition Saturday afternoon, the local team win ning. The Montpelier team was cap tained by James Doyle. After the game the teams sat down to light refreshments and au hour s enjoyment in the South hud hotel. The monthly meeting of the Barre club will be held on Tuesday first in the Tool Sharpeners' hall at 8 o'clock. Important business. James Bennett, secretary. DIDN'T HURT THE WINE. Express Tem Crumpled by Car at Mout. peller, However. An express wagon was run into and crushed by an electric ear at Montpelier Saturday at noon, but a barrel of wine which was In the wagon escaped all dam age. The accident happened at the crossing near the house of Kocco Lottl on upper Harre street. Expressman Huntington drove onto the track and stopped' his wagon just across the rails and began talking with a friend nearby. The elec tric car came around the curve at a fairly gooa rate of speed. The motorman turned off the current, put on the brakes and clanged his gong loudly, but the man on the team was oblivious to everything ex cept his conversation. Although the car was nearly stopped the motorman could not prevent it from striking the wagon. The body of the cart crumpled like an egg shell, the bar rel of wine roiled easily out aud the driver lauded gracefully on his feet. The cart was cut entirely in two and the fender on the car was badly bent. THE GREAT CIRCUS. Barnmn & liallev Will Kililhlt at Mont pelier Tuesday. "All the world's a stage and everyone likes a circus," to paraphrase an old saw. The sourest misanthrope is melted by the joy of every urchin in town and secretly goes out to seek a favorable position from which to look at the J'arade. Seriously speaking, the modern circus is worthy the attention of all those interested in the welfare of the younger generation for the circus of today is au educational institution of the utmost value. Of no circus can this be said with so much truth as of Barnum & Bailey. In truth, the term circus Is misapplied, inasmuch as this show is a vast exhibition, containing within its portals a dozen different forms of entertainment. Not the least of these !s the unique and beautiful collection of models of United States battleships. These models, execut ed under the direction of Messrs. Dressier Bros, are absolutely faithful to design aud correct as to scale, and form a novel ex hibition such as certainly has never been seen before In Montpelier. The Barnum & Bailey has recently re turned from Europe where they exhibited before the reigning sovereigns and nobil ity of every continental race, and Mr. J. A. Bailey has plucked the choicest buds of European talent. Space fails us to cite even a titbeof the brilliant artists and at tractions he has gathered from ail corners of the globe Mademoiselle Helene Ger ard, however, stands out conspicuous by her dazzling beauty and the chic of her Parisian costumes should be the talk of our ladies for weeks to come. Incidentally be It mentioned, the show Is carrying 1SO0 people all told aud trans porting them in 112 cars. For i those who are Interested in statistics, It Is computed that, were the canvas to be unwoven, the threads would reach from San Francisco to New Vork, across the Atlantic to Con stantinople and back again to London. The show will give two performances tomorrow in Montpelier, In the afternoon at 2 o'clock, doors opening at 12.30, and in the evening at 8 o'clock, doors open at 6.30. FRATERNITIES HAVE PICNICS R of A and K. of G, With Friends ENJOY AFRERNOON OUTING The Foresters at Caledonia Park and the Knights of Columbus at Shepard's Grove. Two fraternal orders of this city, Gran ite City Court, Foresters of America, and Barre Council, Knights of Columbus, held their annual picnics Saturday afternoon, and despite the threatening weather of the early part of the day both proved to be very enjoyable occasions. The Foresters of America went to Caledonia park while the Knights picnicked at Shepard's grove. The picnics lasted until early evening. FORESTERS OF AMERICA. Caledonia Park the Scene of a Happy Orcagion. In spite of the threatening weather Sat urday the Foresters of America aud their wives and children went to Caledonia park for their annual picnic. The party numbered about 75 and the afternoon turned out to be an ideal one for a picnic. The committee in charge of the arrange ments was William Williams, John Forbes and James Veale. The most exciting and entertaining event of the afternoon was the ball game between the Foresters and Shepherds for a box of cigars given by FJugeue Marrion. The game was a five inning one and was won by the Shepherds (5 to 5. The teams were made up as follows: The Foresters Captain, W. Morrison; W. Burns, pitcher; O. J. Matthews, G. Taylor, A. Clark; A. Mackintosh, T. Brock, J. J. McKenzie and R. Brock. The Shepherds Captain. W. Mackie; J. Anderson, pitcher; J. Charboneau, W. Cover, J. Casselini. A, Schneider. E. Cel ley, W. Flynn aud J. Booth. Umpires, Oscar Burg and Jack Spence. Another interesting feature was the all around work of Alderman McKenzie. Ha was the star man at base ball, putting the stone and throwing the heavy bag pipes and wound np his string of victories by winning an exciting wrestling match from W. Morrison. The results of the other events were: Girls' Handicap Race I. Mildred Mc Kenzie, Warneta Veale. Boys' Handicap Race 1, Charles Wil liams; 2, PhilUn Garrety, Girls' Race 1, Maggie Milne; 2, Laura Bartiii. Boys' Race 1, 1.tslie Morrison: 2, Teter Mho. Young Ladies' Race 1, Ethel William son; 2, Annie Anderson. Married Ladies' Place Kick I, Mrs. J. Will; 2, Mrs. Robert Knox; 8, Mrs. Wil liam Morrison; 4, Mrs, Felix Comolli. Throwing the Hammer James Ander son. Many indulged in dancing in the large pavilion, music being furnished under the direction of James Patterson. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS. About l."0 Meiuhers and Friends Had Fine Time at Shepard's. It was the fourth annual picnic of the Knights of Columbus, and was in every wayas enjoyable as previous ones. Shep ard's grove was filled 'w ith a party of about 150 members of the order, their wives, friends and children. The usual sports occupied the greater part or the af ternoon, there being raws, games and other forms of amusement. Perhaps the most exciting event of the day was the ball game between the mar ried and unmarried men, resulting in a victory for the married men, by a score of 17 to 8 in five innings. Capt. Murphy had charge of the married men and Capt. Har tigan generalled the younger set. The results of other games were as fol lows: Voting ladies' race, won by Miss Brown. Married ladles' race won by Mrs. Joseph Brauit. Boys' race, John Scott, Francis Grady ami Howard Miles. Little boys' race, Master Brauit aud Master MoSweeney. Ouoit contests were also indulged in bv the different picnickers. The committee which had charge of the picnic was as follows: James Glynn, Henry Brown and William Riley. DR. G. S. BIDWELL INJURED, A Waterbury Physician 1 brown From His Carriage. Waterbury, July 13. Ir. G. S. Bid well was badly hurt this morning. While on his way to visit a patient his horse was frightened by a pile of logs. The bit broke and the doctor was thrown on the logs, breaking his jaw. He will go to a hospital for treatment today. Dr. D. 1), Grout was called and dressed the wound. STATIONARY FIREMEN STRIKE. Went Out at Holyoke, Man.. In Accord ane With Sunday Vote, Holyoke, Mass. July 20. The station ary firemen in the strike mills went out this morning in accordance with a vote Sunday night. The only exception was the Linden mill which returned to work Saturday.