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VOL. VII NO. 107.
BARRE, YT., MOXDAY, JULY 20, 1003.
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-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
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
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.
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."
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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.
In the Education of the
Whole 'Race
Christian Education Has Done Remark
ably in Spite of Counter
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.
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.
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.
Wllliaiutowu Yanquiahed !v Barre
Score of 3.3 to 3.
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
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.
Defeated Montpelier iu a Friendly Match
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.
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
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.
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
R of A and K. of G,
With Friends
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.
Caledonia Park the Scene of a Happy
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
Boys' Race 1, 1.tslie Morrison: 2, Teter
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.
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
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.
A Waterbury Physician 1 brown From His
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.
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

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