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VOL. VII NO. no:
IiARRE, VT., TIIUllSDAY, JULY 00, 1003.
T"1 " A
JL JOiiild
Six Others Will Die From
Injuries Received Four are
MissingScores of Buildings
Were Utterly Destroyed by
List of Injured Now Numbers
More Than 50 Further
Details of the Dreadful Ex-
losion ot Lowell rowaer
Loowell. Mass., July 80. Up to noon
no further deaths among the injured at
the hospitals were reported, but the con
dition of Clarendon Goodwin, who was In
charge of the carriage company's em
ployes at the magazine, is said to be criti
cal. Mrs. William Galloway, wife of one
of the men who died at the hospital yes
terday. Is also in a serious condition.
Edward MoDermott, eleven, was the
only survivor of the four brothers and
Clara Suspenena, 9, are also perhaps fa
tally hurt. Of the known dead three bod
ies of all the employees of the Cartridge
company have not been recovered and the
police think they never will be fouud, as
they wereundoubtedly blown ,to atoms.
A fund for the benefit of the occupants of
the wrecked houses has been started.
Up to date 21 have died and six others
are expected to die.
The city was thrown into a i:inie,
tnd it required every effort of the au
thorities to establish and maintain any
thing like order. It became necessary
to summon four companies of the Ktata
militia. An attempt to estimate the
loss of life -was found most difficult,
and alarming reports to the effect that
over UK) had I wen killed and injured
caused widespread confusion.
. The streets of the city were filled
".Vlth throngs of men, women and chil
dren who swept out to learn what had
happened. To add to the tumult. In
quiries from cities all through the sec
tion were received, and within nn hour
the police had been asked to explain
the cause of the widespread shock.
The explosion Is thought to have been
caused by the jarring of dynamite
6tored in the magazine by workmen
who were laying a new floor. The
dynamite set oft the powder stored in
one chamber, and that explosion was
followed by another In a second cham
ber. The Plant of the United States Car
tridge company is located In a district
known as Riverside park, in Tewks-
bury. just outside of Lowell.
Srrnc of the Ellolnn.
The building in which the explosion
wie.l whs a stone building about
. miiu mill n half distant from the
works of the cartridge company. With
in iiiKtiince of fifty yards are located
half a dozen houses. Within a dis
tance of 100 yards there are twenty
houses more, and Iteyond that the build
Ings are very close together. Every
otrnetin-t within a (inurter of a mile
was torn within and without. Mei;
and women and children w ho were in
side of the houses sustained cut?
bruises nnd broken tames if they es
caped with their lives. Men who lived
in streets not far off. who were for
tunate enough to escape serious in
juries, immediately pave themselves
over to the work of removing women
ami ehilili-en to nlaces of safety, foi
almost simultaneously with the explo-
' sion came Hashes from several build
incs. Into the flames and debris score
of men were soon plunging in efforts te
save life and property.
The wreck was so complete, however
that their work was burrowing' slow
The patrol wagons of the police and
teams of all description were brought
into use to supplement the hospital am
bulances. It was nearly noon lsfori
anything like an accurate estimate ot
the number killed could be obtained
Previous reports had said that the dead
would number seventy-five, hut at 11: -It
a canvass of the hospitals and impiiry
at the police station resulted In a con
servative estimate of twenty-five killed
and fifty-live Injured.
St. John's hospital afforded roftigf
for those most sorely in need of nrj.-ti.-
attendance, and sixteen victims wer
hurried thither. The house staff sepa
rated those in direst emergency a no
soon ascertained that the hospital list
would surely add to the roll of those
dead at the works.
Whole- CllT SuMieuda nualnem.
ai. .m t.r.or,it.ii it whu stiitcil it noon
that four would die and that as manv
more were desperately hurt. Th
crowds increased iinuacntarily, and it
seemed as if all Low-oil had suspended
business and was at the scene of tUr
Many instances of heroic work m
life savins were noticed. A fie.ort time
after the explosion the fire bells were
rung from box 1"S and the fire depart
ment started at full Sliced for the
scene or me norror. i.m uie way w iuv
fire numerous carriages were met
bringing victims to the hospital.
Bodies were taken from the ruins us.d
laid on the gniss. Some were mangled
beyond recognition. Men and women
fainted at what they saw. W'omeu
with children bearing faces from cuts
by glass passed through the streets in
a hysterical state.
The wreck caused by the explosion
covers an extent of three acres and the
region resembles a battle field after con
flict. Houses, barns and outbuildings
lay in a ruined state, some half de
molished, others hardly more than a
heap of broken timbers; still others
were smoking from the recent fire. The
prompt response of the tire department
enabled the firemen to quench tht
flames which followed the explosion
before they had extended beyond the
buildings affected by the shock. ,
Mrilcnn Seeretnry of War.
El I'aso. Tex., .Inly IJn From the
tnpital of Mexico an authoritative re
port comes that General Luis E. Tor
res, governor of the state of Sonera
irill be made secretary of war of Mex
Extraordinary Number of 55 Cardinals
Attended Last Requiem Mass
Koine, July ."0. High requiem mass,
the last ceremony pertaining to Pope Leo's
pontineate, was celebrated this morning in
Sistine chapel. The extraordinary num
ber of fifty-five cardinals participated.
1'reparatloDS are progressing with feverish
activity so shut the conclave can start to
morrow afternoon.
Kmplojeeg of In Ion ling and Faner Co.'
Mill Itelaru.
Ballston, X. Y., Julv 30. The strike of
the employees of the Union Bag and Ta
per Company's paper mill here was settled
this morning, lhe men went to work
with wages Increased, but thennlou is not
IViin., Institution
Washington, July 30. The Controller
of the Currency this morning closed
the Doylestown National Bank of Doyles-
town, I'enn., appointing Bank Examiner
Schofield as examiner.
Miuiy Feature! of Intercut in Preparation
by Able Leader.
Burlington, July 2!). An interesting
programme has been prepared for the an
nual convention of the Mate Sunday-
school Association of Vermont In this city
October W-'X.
Among the noted speakers already en
gaged are Marion Lawrence, general sec
retary of the International Sunday-school
Association, l'rof. II. II. Home, of Dart
mouth college, who is rapidly coming to
the front as an expert in pedagogy; .
Hartshorn, chairman of the International
committee, who has promised to be pres
ent for one session, if possible. ,
It Is given out that this convention will
be, in many respects, the most important
of any in the history of the association.
Chicago Nationals Defeated St, Loui In a
Fine Uame,
Yesterday' National League scutea
At Chicago, Chicago 3, St. Louis 2 (10
At Brooklyn, Philadelphia 2, Brooklyn
At New York, New York 5, Boston
At Cincinnati, Pittsburg . 7, Cincin
nati 3.
National league Stan' lug.
Won. l ost. Pet. i Won. Loet. Pet
1'ittslmrg r7 lis .S71 I Brooklyn 4U 41 .4'.4
Chicago M
New ork 4S
I Boston .V, 4i".
I St. I,imis 33 M
I Fhila. 28 57
Yesterday' American League scores:
At Philadelphia, Philadelphia 4, Wash
ington 4 (10 innings).
At Boston, New York IB, Boston 11.
At Detroit, Detroit 5, St. Louis 1.
American League Standing.
Won. Lost. l'ct. Won. Lost. Pet
Boston w M .Ma New 1 ork 8S 40 .47
l'lula. w 84 Jht t miajio in; 44 .4:
Cleveland 44 SS .M7 St. Louis M 45 .4;
Detroit 41 as jii astrg n 7 61 .3.1'
Yesterday' Northern League scores:
At Plattsburg, Plattsburg 4, Burling-
! ton 3
I At Rutland, St. Albans 2, Rutland
In Old Orchard, Maine,
Hotel Fire,
Several Other Guests Were Quite
Badly Burned Guests
Lose Money.
Old Orchard, Me., July 30. The Sea-
view House at the camp ground was de
stroyed totally early this morning and it is
feared that two guests were buried in the
ruins, Mrs. Helen L. Martin, aged &2
ears, Mrs. E. A. Stevens, aged tiu years,
of East Grafton, X. H., not having been
seen since the fire broke out. 1 hey were
sisters and had passed their summers at
Sea View for a Dumber of years. Both
were widows and wealthy. Miss Tuna
Dawson of Boston made a sensational
ump from a third story window and
escaped unhurt.
Mrs. E. V. Hooper of Paris, Maine, Is
suffering from inhalation of smoke but the
doctors have hopes of her recovery. Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Terrill of Manchester,
were taken down a ladder by firemen, Mr.
Terrill losing J 1,000 in a trunk. Mrs.
Sarah Kimball of Massachusetts, escaped
in her night ciotnes but ner nair was
burned from her head. All the guests es
caped in their night clothes, many losing
money and jewelry.
FIRE LOSS OF $500,000.
Storage Shells on Docks at Greenhy, Lon
don, Burned.
London, July SO. A number of storage
sheds on the docks at Greeuby were
burned this morning. The loss is $500,-
Shaving Ltellslls Removed frmu Cross'
Barber Shop.
Winooski, July 30. A daring and suo
eessful burglary took place some time
luursdav nisjht or early ednesdav morn
ing at the barber shop of Frank Cross, at
the corner of I'niou street and Mallets
bay avenue, and was not discovered until
about 5 o'clock last evening. Mr. Cross,
whose father-in-law, Bruno renin, is dan
gerously ill, had not been able to open his
shop as usual yesterday morning owing to
the serious conditions of the sick man.
About o o'clock a customer called at Mr.
Cross's residence, and asked to be shaved.
Together they went to the shop and were
surprised to rind articles of furniture
broken and strewn about the place. A
mug cabinet which hang on the wall was
smashed to kindling wood and the mugs
missing. Every razor and strap besides
combs and other tonsorial articles were
taken besides f 1.30 which was in the
money drawer. Entrance was gained
through a rear window facing Union street.
Kuorked Out O.Veil of Philadelphia Last
Philadelphia, Julv 2!. Young Corbett
knocked out "Jack" O'Neill of Philadel
phia in the fifth round, at the National
Athletic club. The first three and a half
rounds were tame, O'Neill avoiding the
champion's rushes. In the fourth round
O'Neill hit Corbett three glancing blows
on the jaw and was about to deliver a
fourth when Corbett dropped to his knees
to avoid it. This gave the local man con
fidence in the fifth round which proved fa
tal for him. lie met Corbett's rushes and
in an unguarded moment received a ter
rific right punch on the jaw, which sent
him to the lloor and he was counted out
Hearing on Charges Against Burlingtou
Fire Captain, ,
Burlington, July 30. The hearing be
fore the aldertuanie committee on fire de
partment on the charges tiled against
former Captain Brown of .Station 1 by
Chief Murray, was begun last night at
station 1, and considerable evidence In
support of the charges was presented.
fseveral firemen, eall men and ex-tiremen
were called and their testimony was in
support of charges alleging insubordina
tion and drunkenness. Several men testi
fied that Captain Brown had been drunk
while on duty, that he bad called Chief
Murray profane and vile names and that
he created disturbance among the men by
telling uutrue stories.
Captain Brown's side of the case will be
presented rriday night.
Artie Newell of Bethel Is Missiug From
Bethel, July 80. Artie Newell, a 10
year-old boy of this towu has endd"nly
lett his home presumably for Manchester,
N. IL, and the police of kthat cltv have
been requested to look out for him.
lie is described as short and stout, light
hair, and a very green country boy.
The new grays in shirts, hosiery, and
neckwear, shown by A. A. Smith & Bro.
are uaving a great run in large cities.
Golden Jubilee of Bur
lington Diocese
Pontificial High Mass Said by Bishop
Mictuad Sermon by Rev, Fr.
D. J. O'SulIivan.
Burlington, July 20. The Catholics of
Vermont celebrated today the golden jubi
lee of the diocese of Burlington. It was
a day long to be remembered, and one
which called to mind the remarkable
growth of Catholicism in Vermont under j
the supervision of the late lamented lit.
Kev. Louis DeGoesbriand ard his able
successor, the lit. Rev. John Stephen
The celebration today began at 9 o'clock
with pontifical high mass suug by the Rt.
Kev. Bishop Michaud, after which the
Rev. D. J. O'SulIivan, of St. Albans,
preached an eloquent sermon.
.At 1 o'clock a banquet was served In the
large hall of the parish to which about 100
priests sat down. '
From eight small churches and five
priests and not a single school or institu
tion of any kind to eighty-six churches,
school ami hospital buildings in fifty-six
parishes with a membership of 10,00 souls
such Is the marvelous growth of Cath
olicism in Vermont in the last half cen
tury. Tribute was paid today to the two new-
bishops to whom in a large measure is
due the wonderful prosperity of the mother
church in the diocese of Burlington the
one whose life work is done but whose
memory is revered by thousands the
other strong In the activities of a noble
and successful accomplishment which Is
bearing fruit to the great and lasting good
of the diocese.
The Rt. Bev. Bishop was assisted in the
celebration of the mass by the Kt. Rev
Mgr. Cloareo as assistant priest, and the
Rev. C. C. Delany was. master of cere
monies. The deacons of honor were the
Bev. I". Cunningham of Brattleboro and
the Rev. J. A. Bolssonnault of St. Johns
bury. The Rev. 1). J. O'SulIivan of St.
Albans was the deacon ot the mass and
the sub-deacon was the Rev. Proulx of
Uuti uid. The acolytes were the Rev. X.
Lai-hance of Hyde Park and the Rev. P. J.
Dohenv of St. Albans. The Rev. Charles
L. Pontbriand of Lyndonvllle and the
Kev J. P. Rand of Winooski were censor-
bearers. The cross bearer was Francis
Welch; mitre bearer, Master Donald
O'Brien; candle bearer, Master Fred Mc
Carthy; crosier bearer, Master Thomas
Cronan: book bearer, Master Stephen Mc
Grath; gremial bearer, Master Louis
Fr. ttoif-souuault of St. Johnshnry's Tie-
inarkahle Lahors.
St. Johnsbury, July 20, If 0:1. Co
incident with the fiftieth anniversary
of the establishment of the Catholic dio
cese of Burlington, Wednesday, July 20,
marks also for Rev. J. A. Boissonnault
the completion of twenty-nine years of
labor among his people in St. Johnsbury.
lie has built up a splendid church proper
ty In St. Johnsbury, and to few men is it
given to win such esteem and wield such
influences as his. His zeal and energy
are still unabated, and none who know
him but will join In the hearty wish that
he may be spared many years longer to his
labors of love.
Officials to Meet in Hoston Next Week. E,
W, uisliee an Otncer of Convention,
Boston, July 20. One of the most No
table gatherings of post office officials Bos
ton has had for many years will be held
here during the coming week. It will be
the sixth annual convention of the nation
al Association of Postmasters and it will
occupy four days for' the transaction of
business beginning next Tuesday. Head
quarters will be established at Hotel
Brunswick. It is expected that Postmas
ter General and Mrs. Payne will be pres
ent at the reception in the evening of the
first dav. The first business session will
begin at 2.30 o'clock next Tuesday after
noon and there will be two business meet
ings daily, followed by a theatre party
Wednesday evening, trolley rides thn ugh
Boston Thursday morning and a sail down
the harbor with dinner at the Rockland
House, Nantasket Beach, Friday after
noon. The entertainment of the visitors
to the convention is in the hands of
large committee composed of postmasters
of the larger cities in New England, of
which Postmaster George A. llibbard of
Boston Is he chairman. Edward W. Bis
bee of Barre is the member from Vermont.
St. Alban Electric Co. IMalntlff Against
W. S. Stevens.
St. Albans, July 20. Suit has been
brought by the St. Albans Street Railway
Co. vs. Dr. William S. Stevens, docketed
in the county clerk's ollice June 27, A. A
Hall representing the plaintiff ahd C. W.
Witters the defendant. It is reported that
the action is brought by the street railway
company to enforce an alleged contract to
subscribe for stock m tne company.
New couch covers at Perry's.
Much Quieter Sundays, Less Rowdy
ism Nights, and No Increase
la Drunkenness.
The board of license commissioness held
a meeting at the city council chamber yes
terday afternoon to examine police, con
stables and deputy sheriffs on the opera
tions of the liuense law. Each ollicer was
examined privately and separately and
while the commission is not giving out all
that transpired, it can be said that the
ollicers of Barre are unanimous in the
statement that there Is an improvement in
the general conditions in Barre under the
new law. Conditions on Sunday are far
better than they were under the old law,
there being almost a total elimination of
drunks and rows.
Under the new law there is a marked
decrease in the number of prowlers about
the streets after 10 and 11 o'clock. While
It may appear that drunken men are seen
more frequently on the main streets they
have almost entirely disappeared on the
hack streets, where they formerly sought
out places selling Intoxicants. The ollicers
were also positive that conditions had Ira
proved under the operation of the new law
in that there is less drinking and drunk
enness now than there was in May, and
places which were reported to be selling
under the old prohibitory law and tried to
do business under the new without a li
cense have been compelled to give np the
effort because of a lack of patronage.
It was also stated that less drunkenness
was seen about Barre on the 4th this year
than had been noted for several years.
Of .Mrs. Eleanor, Wife of Incus Nicholas
Against Nicholas Estate. ,
Montpelier, July 20. The hearing on
theclaim8of Mrs. Eleanor, wife of Lnous
Icholas, against the estate of Caira IS ich
olas, her mother-in-law, was finished this
morning before Commissioner M. E. Smi
lie and W.- E. Adams. The claim amounts
to $10,000 for money loaned A. Nicholas
and for other services. The witnesses
used by the claimant are Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Cook, Dr. James Madison lluse of
Berlin, Irwin Morse of Worcester branch,
Mrs. Ann Selinas. The claimant did not
testify as she is a party in the case. She
was represented by George V. Wing and
V. A. Lord oppeared for the estate. The
hearing was held in F. P. Carleton's of
Grace Boburn, a Town Charge, Left
Tuesday Night, Going Towards
Xorthfleld, July "0. Grace Coburn. a
town charge, has disappeared from the
town farm, and all trace of her has been
lost. The woman left Tuesday night, and
it is supposed that she started for Mont
pelier. Wednesday morning at 8.30 o'clock
she wasTseen in Xorthfield and at that
time she was walking towards Montpe
lier. Her tracks were followed and she
was traced nearly to Northfield Hill, al
most to that city.
The woman is 20 years of aae, quite
tall, light complexloned, with blue eyes.
W hen she left tne town farm sue was
dressed in a blue print wrapper and wore
no hat. Northfield and Roxbury are con
siderably stirred up over the disappear
ance, and searching parties have been
sent out.
Mrs Edward Dodge Had Stormy Time.
Montpelier, July 20, 1003. Mrs.
Edward E. Dodge of St. Albans,
who recently brought suit against her hus
band for divorce after four months of
married life, came to Montpelier this af
ternoon and in company with an ollicer,
went to the home of Eleazer E. Dodge.her
husband's father, to secure possession of
her household effects and wedding pres
ents. It is said a stormy scene ensued,
but with the assistance of the officer Mrs.
Dodge carried away the goods. The mar
riage certificate could not be found.
Pretty Wedding of Wehsterville oang
People at Eaut tiarre.
East Barre July 80. A very pretty
wedding took place at the residence of the
officiating clergymen, last evening, and In
the presence of family friends or tne con
tracting parties, when Frank Watson and
Miss Helen J. l.awson botn or Webster
ville, were united in marriage by Rev. A.
J. Eastman. James Lawson, brother of
the bride, and Miss Maggie J. Eraser,
served as best man ana bridesmaid re
spectively. Mr. and Mrs. Watson will re
side at Wehsterville,
Raymond Sharkey Given
Raymond Sharkey, a young lad, was in
city court yesterday charged with the lar
ceny of $10 from Fred Downing, having
been arrested by i.nier Patrick irown.
Alter a preliminary neanng tne case was
continued to August 8, bail of $:J00 being
iurnisiiea ny thanes a. Churchill.
The new fall woolens for suits, trousers
and overcoats are already being shown by
A. A. smitn iv liro. Anyone contemplat
ing a suit of clothes early, should not fail
to see tneni.
Some more of those 69c wrappers at
Secure a parasol at Perry's Saturday
Two Barre Findings
Among Them
To Practice Before Court Full Court
Sitting For First Time in
Nearly a Year.
Montpelier, July 00. At 10 o'ciockthis
forenoon the supreme court Judges who
have been in consultation for two days,
announced several decisions, among
which were two Barre cases, after which
an adjournment was taken until 2 o'clock;
this afternoon.
For the first time in nearly a
, year Chief
Judge Rowell was in his
place, making a full bench.
Three men were admitted to the bar,
Casslus R. Peck of Burlington, George L.
Hunt of St. Johnsbury. and John J. En
right of Burlington. The first two passed
the bar examinations last fall but owing
to the fact that they had not been regis
tered three years they were not admitted
at that time. John J. Enrlght was for
merly a practicing attorney hut was de
barred some time ago. Recently a petition
for reinstatement was gotten out and he
was readmitted.
Among the decisions rendered were four
Washington county cases as follows:
The Montpelier tax ease of Phillips vs.
Bancroft, formerly tax-collector, the pro
forma degree of the court of chancery sus
tained. This was a tax case on which the
orator was taxed on a graud list of $."(),
County court held that it had no jurisdic
tion in the matter.
The insurance case of Harvey Hersey
of Barre against the Northern Assurance
Co., argned on a demurrer, the pro forma
judgment was reversed and the cause was
remanded. The first and -second couuts
were declared sufficient, while the other
four were declared insufficient. Opinion
of Judga Stafford.
In the AVoodbury case of Haskell vs.
IIoltaud Daniels, the degree for theorator
was sustained aud the cause was remand
ed Opinion of Judge Tyler.
A decision was rendered in another
Barre case, Jessie L. Ingrain vs. James
Ingram, petition for support, former de
cision granting $5 per week. The order
was reversed. Opinion by Judge Tyler.
No decision was announced this morning
In the case against the Barre and Montpe
lier Power and Traction Co., on the in
crease of fares on the street railroad.
Important Meeting to He'd on Friday
Kveiiing, July 31t.
The 30th regular meeting of the Central
Labor Union of Barre and vicinity will
be held in Sharpeners' hall, Ouinlen
building, on Friday evening, July yist, at
i.oOocIock. this will be an important
meeting, and it is hoped that every local
union will be fully represented by its del
egates. B. i. Healey, Pres.
C. C. Rarnsdell, Seo.
New England Co. Will Start the Work
The New England Telephone Co. will
begin work tomorrow morning on putting
Its wires on Mam street underground.
The pipes have already reached here and
the contractors are in town ready to begin
Two Montpelier Lad Committed to In
dustrial Sebool.
Montpeler, July 30. Two young boys
named Butterfly and Prevost, were this
morning sentenced to the Industrial school
for the remainder of their minority, for
stealing electric light fixtures from George
II. Aluion. Both pleaded guilty.
Will be Held at Xorthfield Friday After
Xorthfield, July 30. The funeral of the
lato Wm. Raycroft will be held from the
home of Mrs. Kelty Friday afternoon at 2
Death at the Soldier' Home.
Beunington, July 20. William II. Stiui
son is dead at the soldiers' home, Ms be
ing death 1."1. He was a native of Corn
wall, served In Co. C, 3d Vt. Vols., in the
War of the Rebellion, and was admitted
to the home from New York city in July,
18SJ8. He leaves one son, Dr. Arthur H,
SUmson, belonging to the United states
marine corps and now stationed at New
Orleans. He will reach here Thursday in
time to attend the funeral aud designate
the place of burial.
Funeral of John D. Miller.
Rutland. July 20. The funeral of John
D. Miller, the well-known financier who
died Monday, was held at his home in
Walliugford this afternoon at 1 o'clock
and was largely attended by prominent
men from all over the State. The Rev. S.
II. Archlbauld, of Springfield, officiated,
assisted by the Rev. A. L. McKenzie, of
Wallingford, and the Rev. Dr. G. W.
Phillips, of this city. The burial was in
the Wallingford cemetery.

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