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VOL. XVI-NO. 141.
I Caroline Beers Was.Waiting fo
Taft in Columbus,v Ohio .
.The Woman, Who Is About 40 Years of
Age, Declared She Was the Presi
dent's Wife Taft Arrived ia
Columbus This Morning.
Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 29. A woman
named Caroline Ueers, who earn she
was from Greenville, thig state, was ar
rented, at the Southern hotel to-day
while she was waiting for President Tatt
and after she had been placed under
arrest two long knives were found con
1 cealed in her clothing. The woman, who
is 40 years of age, said she was the wite
of the president. The president arrived
here this morning from Boston to attend
the anniversary celebration ot this city
Mrs. Beers said she was going to pun-
ish the president. She had been no
ticed yesterday afternoon ' waiting
around the hotel, and she told the em
ployes that she was waiting lor rresi-
ilcnt J. aft.
"I have a sacred knife for the presi
dent," she told the detective who ar
rested her.
The woman did not get near " the
president, being found and taken from
the. hotel just as the presidential party
; arrived. On the handle of one of the
' knives found on her person was a photo
graph of Taft. Mrs. Beers was well
dressed and had a roll of $200.
Arrived in Bennington This Morning for
Three Days' Trip Through the State
Will Make Three Stated
;' Addresses To-day.
Bennington, Aug. 20. The state po
litval campaign was enlivened to-day by
the arrival of Theodore Roosevelt this
morning. Besides his address here this
forenoon, he is scheduled to speak to
day at Rutland, Middlebury and Bur
lington, being at the last-named place
to-night. '
Oyster Bay, X. Y., Aug. 2!). On leav
ing Oyster Bay last night for a campaign
-tour in . Vermont, . Col. Roosevelt said
that in Vermont all the power of or
ganisation and of money was against
(him. In such a state, he said, he alwayt
' estimated that two-thirds of the people
must be for him to win an election ia
the face of this opposition.
"In Vermont, as all over the country,'
he continued, "my support is coming
from the plain people. Wherever we wm,
it will bS due to them, largely to the
farmer and the wage worker."
The ex-president said he expected the
representatives of "big business" to be
against him and that, although certain
of his leaders believed this hostility
might disappear as the position of the
.Progressive party was understood, he
sad seen no signs of such a change.
But he felt that he was entitled to the
support, he said, of the business men of
smaller means, whom the new party
proposed to protect from aggressions on
the part of the great corporations. He
was finding, however, he continued, that
, 'many of these men also were against
him, apparently because they took their
. cue from the men of larger affairs. Men
in Wall street, he said, were spreading
the word that "Roosevelt is a dangerous
' man" and were especially impressing it
' upon those who came to them for finan
cial transactions.
"That thing is going on right now,"
Colonel Roosevelt declared.
The colonel put in most of the day
preparing his letter to Senator Clapp
which he said was now well on toward
completion. . " . .. ,
"I hope to show the significance of Mr,
Penrose's position in this affair," he said,
"I shall bring it out in my campaign."
Although some persons might be con
fused at present, he added, as to the
facts brought out in the Senate com
mittee's investigation, he believed that
It would be all to his advantage, "after
the dust is settled, in a month or so." '
In Addition, Forty Others Were Hurt
in Collision at Vauxhall Station
I . on Southwestern Railway
' Line.
London, Aug. 2!). Two persons wee
killed and inrty were seriously injured
to-day in a collision between a crowd
ed passenger train and a light passen
ger train at Vauxhall station on the
Southwestern railway -line. The engine
of the light train fouled a switch.
Watertury People Turned Out Well to
Hear Daniel Callahan of Boston.
Waterbury, Aug. 29. A Progressive
' rally was held here last night in the
square in front of (5. E. Moody's home.
The speaking was from the steps of the
.Moody house, and it was estimated that
over 800 attended. There was music
by the band and also songs by the Bull
Mcose qunrtet of Buslington. B. K.
Wallace "presided and the speaker was
Daniel D. Callahan of Boston, who dwelt
r-n the greatness of Colonel Roosevelt.
Dr. J. H. Biodgctt of Bellows Falls waj
scheduled to speak, but did not reach
M. S. Levin of Forsythe place left
last night on an extended business trip
to New York.
Mrs. W. M. Carswell and son. Cedric.
who have been visiting at the home o
the former's brother. Edward M. Tobin,
of Brook strept, and with other rela
tives in the city, left this forenoon for
(their home in New York.
Edward Murray of New York arrive
in the city this morning for a few day
Mrs. Nellie Elliott of .Williamstow
was among the out-of-town shoppers hi
the city to-dav.
Miss Ethel Odom of Williamstown ar
rlvvd in the city this morning for a fe
davs visit with lriends.
Mrs. Mary Powers of Springfield
Mass., is a guest at the home of V,
Lappin in Websterville.
John Anderson of Hill street has re-
turned home, after spending several day
wth friends in Bradford.
Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Flint were in St
Albans last night, where they attended
the Anderson-Loomis wedding.
Missses Amie and Lena Johnson of
Newton, Mass., are visiting in this cit
as the guests of Frank Gooley of Beck
lev hill.
Misss Margaret Doheny of Gimp
street has returned to this city from
a three weeks' outing, which was passed
in rairlee.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Morrison of Chi
cago are visiting his brother, John 0
Morrison, at the Morrison farm for a
few weeks.
James Pirie, jr., of Graniteville vu
a visitor in the city this morning, re
turning from a several days' business
visit at Boston. .
Mrs. Joseph Trombley of Merchant
street left yesterday afternoon lor Con
cord, X. H." where she will make an ex
tended visit with relatives.
F. W. Farnham and daughter, Alice,
and Mrs. B. A. Eastman of Camp street
returned to this city yesterday from a
three weeks outing at fairlee.
Miss Ann Marion returned to her home
at Port Henry. N. Y., yesterday, aft
er a visit in the city as the guest of
Mrs. Mary uarvev of Pearl street. '
Miss Bertha McLean of Graniteville
left the citv this morning for South
Acton, Mass., where Bhe will resume her
duties as a teacher in the public schools,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Jackson of
Liberty street returned home to-day
from Woodstock, where. they attended
the state convention of Cniversalists,
Mrs. Rose Collins and daughter, Mur-
querite, of Maiden, Mass., arrived in this
citv yesterday for a visit at the home if
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Owens of Hill street.
Mrs. Orion Provost and two daughters
returned this morning to their home in
Braintree, Mass., after spending several
weeks with relatives in Barre and eb
Prin. and Mrs. O. K. Hollister of Slier
idn street returned home to-dav from
Woodstock, where they have been at
tending the annual state convention of
The Camel's Hump club will meet in
the ante-rooma at Eagles' ball Friday
vening at 7:30 o clock. All members
wishing to make the ascent are request
ed to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. ErneBt Letourneaii of
Maple avenue leave to-morrow for three
weeks tour through C anada. Ibev plan
to attend the Sherbrooke fair Rnd spend
most of the time in that vicinity.
Rev. Fr. Barney Marrion, pastor of
the Catholic church at Potsdam, N. Y.,
left yesterday noon for his home, after
day visit in this city as the guest
of Mrs. Mary Garvey of Upper Pearl
Miss Annie Brown of Baasett street
has returned to this city from Windsor,
where she has Iwen visiting as the
guest of her brother, Robert, who i
manager of the Lamorey Clothing com
pany of that place.
Miss fslanche Spaiiiding has returned
to her home in this city, after passing
wo months in Boston and New ark.
n Boston Miss Spaulding attended the
nnual summer session of the .fw Eng
land Conservatory of Music.
George Olmstead of Jefferson street
returned to this city last night
rom Morrisville, where he attended thu
Lamoille county fair. Mr. Olmstead ha
not missed the opportunity of attend-
ng this fair in the last 12 years.
Mrs. i. A. .. Archambault and chil-
ren of Merchant street left to-day for
all River, Mass., where they will visit
for two weeks. She was accpmpanieJ
by G. A. Archambault of Fall River.
who has been visiting as the guest of
Dr. Archambault for the past week,
returning from a trip to Montreal.
The condition of the Italian named
Ghellar. who Is confined to the home
of L. Ferrari of Newton street, as the
result of injuries received about the
head by being hit by a telephone pole
while returning from work luesday
night on the workmen's electric car, is
somewhat improved to-day. -
The ladies' annual handicap golf com.
petition will be held to-morrow ifter
noon, beginning at 1:30 sharp. -All ac
tive lady membeTs of the golf club are
asked to participate; the other lady
members are cordially indvited to spend
a social afternoon at the club house.
It is proposed to bring lunches and have
supper together at o o clock.
Owing to the fact that L. II. Bart
left has been delayed in reaching Barre
in his long trip from Silver City, N. M.,
the funeral of his daughter, Mi-a Ruby
Bartlet, the Goddard student, who died
Monday night, will be postponed until
Monday forenoon at 10 o'clock, when
it will' be held from the Church of the
Good Shepherd. The remains will be
taken to Fairfield for interment, the fu
neral party leaving at 11:20.
James Kesson was arraigned Iiefore
Judge II. W. Scott in city 'court lest
night on a charge of breach of the peace,
to which be entered a plea of guilty.
The court imposed a fine of $5 and costs
of $5.34, which the respondent paid.
Kesson was arrested by Officer Georjje
K. Carle on a warrant issued by State's
Attorney J. Ward Carver. ' It was al
leged that Kesson engaged in some kind
of an altercation with a woman named
Zella Sargent on Elm street last Satur
day night.
A very pleasant surprise was tendered
Mr. .and Mrs. W. II. Olliver at their
home, 4 Glenwond avenue, last night,
when alout fifty of their friends met to
bIiow the esteem in which they are held
and to voice their regrets at their mm1
ing departure from this city to make
their homo in Westerly, R. I. Before
the party broke up. Rev. E. F. Newell,
I'll. 1)., pastor of the M. E. church, pre
sented Mr. and Mrs. Olliver. in liehall"
of the company, a very beautiful rug
and a set of fruit knives, the presenta
tion being preceded by a very fitting
speech, to which Mr. and Mrs. Olliver
suitably responded. Refreshments of ice
cream and cakes were served.
Norwich, Conn., Visited by a
, Serious Fire Today.
Aid Was Summoned From Willimantic
and Chief Foley of Willimantic Fire
Department Was Badly Hurt by a
Fall in Fighting Flames.
Norwich, Conn., Aug. 20. An uniden
tilled man ''was burned to death eirly
to-day in a fire which 'destroyed large
quantities of lumber, coal, coalpockets
and buildings of several firms on Cen
tral wharf. The loss is estimated to be
$200,000. The blaze started near the
Aid was summoned from illunantic,
and Fire Chief Thomas Foley of that
place was badly hurt bv a fall while
engaged in assisting the Norwich depart
Mrs. Lydia Tanswell of Manchester, Jf. H.,
Taken From Toronto to Boston
She Denied She Had Com
mitted Larceny.
Boston, Aug. 20. Mrs. Lvdia Tans-
well, 65, widow of a prominent business
man of Manchester, X. H., was brought
to this City last night from Toronto,
Canada, where she was arrested charged
w ith the larceny of $2,2.10 worth : of
jewelry from the Smith, Patterson Co.
Mrs.. Tanswell denied she had com
mitted larcenv. waived extradition rights
and csme to this citv in the custody of
Inspector Conway, who went to TorontJ
Mrs. Tanswell, whose husband traded
with the jewelry concern for many years
previous to his death, appeared, it Is
alleged, at the store in the latter part of
July and obtained ?.w0 worth of jewelry.
She then returned, it is charged, thf
first week of August and secured $2,250
worth of jewelry upon memorandum.
stating, it is alleged, she wanted the
ewelry for a rich customer she had on
a large farm in Buffalo. X. Y.
It is charged Mrs. Tanswell did not
pay for the goods, refused to return
tbem, and stated they were in her cus
tomer's possession.
In Races at Lamoille County Fair at
Morrisville Yesterday.
, Morrisville, Aug. 20. The program
at the Lamoille county fair yesterday
was carried out as scheduled, comment
ing at 9 o'clock with the judging of
all classes of horses, i He races com
menced at 1:30 and the grand caval
cade of premium stock, half a mile long
at 2:30.
After the second heat in the 2:21
trot or pace, it was announced from
the judges stand that on triday after
noon at 2 o'clock, Colonel Roosevelt will
speak on the vaudeville platform, "On
the Political Issues of the Day." air,
Roosevelt comes here from St. Albans
by auto, where he speaks in the fore
It was announced that additional races
would be run Friday, and that it would
undoubtedly be the biggest day of the
It had been rumored that Mr. Roose
velt would demur at speaking if admis
sion to the grounds was charged, but
it was announced that the admission.
would be the same.
Regardless of the fact that the "big"
davs are to come, there was a goodly
attendance on the grounds yesterday.
The crowd was estimated, at about 7,000.
The summaries of yesterday races follow:
2:40 Trot Purse $200.
Dundelion Boy, C. A. Wheeten,
New Bedford, Mass .. v ....... . Ill
Frisco, W. Patten, Franklin 2 4 2
Betsy Hanks, H. 1L Skinner, W.
Glover ........ 3 3 3
Harvey B. J. C, Byron, North
Montpelffr 4 2 1
Time 2:27 j 2:32 t 2:28i.
2:24 Trotor Pace Purse $250.
Wilkesdale, Smith . Stock Farm,
Barre 1 1 1
Alcander, F, B. Calkins, Barre ... 222
Betty Dean, F. A. Slayton, Barre.. 333
Albus, Luke Livingston, South
Hero 4 4 4
Time 2-.2V3-, 2:22) 2:20.
2:17 Trot or Pace Purse $250.
Edna. John B. Lovelv, Winooski.. 1 1 1
Onward Wilkes, F. S. Little, North
Montpeiler 232
Paul Nelson. F. A. Slayton, Barre. 3 2 3
Time-2:21i; 2:21; 2:19.
Banking Hours Next Saturday.
All the banks of the city will open
Saturday morning at 8:30 and close at
0 o'clock, reopening again after Col.
RocscveltV speech is finished and re
maining open thereafter until the usual
Saturday closing hour at noon.
Were Brought by Grand Jury To-day
After Investigating Alleged Con
spiracy Against Labor at
Lawrence, Mass.
Boston, Aug. 20. The grand jury to-
ay returned two secret indictments as
the result of investigation of the alleged
conspiracy of the Boston mill officials
to disturb labor conditions at Lawrence
by "planting'' dynamite during last Win
er s textile strike there, tine indict
ment named one man, and the other
named three men.'
Dennis J. Collins of Cambridge was
arrested after testifying before the grand
jury this n.ornmg.
Collins was the man named in one of
the. indictments, charged with unlaw
fullv transporting dvnaniite on January
He was held in $1,000 bail for trial.
It was said that Collins, who is a do
fancier, had some connection with John
Breen, the undertaker of I,awrenc,
ho was fined $.i0 last spring for dM
posing of dynamite to certain persons.
Family Quarrel in Brooklyn Resulted in
Act of Mother in Turning on the
Gas One Child Was
New York, Aug. 2!). Mrs. Sarah Fych
er quarrelled with her husband in Brook
lvn yesterday afternoon and in his ab
sence laid dawn on the bed with her four
young children and turned on the ga,
When he returned, three of the chil
dren, Murial, five, Harold,, four, and
Edward, eight, were dead ami the mother
was unconscious. A fourth child was
The mother was taken to a hospital
and has little chance of recovery. She
is only 25 years old. '
At Vermont TJniversalist Convention.
Woodstock, Aug. 20. At the morn
ing session of the annual convention of
the Universalis church of Vermont and
Quebec, yesterday, Supt. C. F. Smith
of the Vermont Anti-Saloon league spoke
of its policy and work. Speakers at
the afternoon session were Rev, F. L.
Maseck of Arlington Mass Rev. C. K.
Skinner of Lowell, Mass., and Rev. John
Coleman Adams of Hartford. At the
annual meeting of the Women's Mis
sionary association these officers were
elected: President, Mrs. Alice J. Al-
en. Waterloo, P. (J.; vice-president. Miss
Carrie WheeloCk. Barre; secretary. Miss
Martha A. .miners, St. Johnsbury; tress.
urer, Miss Elizabeth Hills, Lyndonville.
Candidate H. B, Howe in Barre.
Hon. Harland B. Howe of St. Johfrs-
burv. Democratic gubernatorial candi
date, Mrs. Howe and Hon. Dudley Field
Malone of New York, were visitors in
the city to-day. Candidate Howe and Mr.
Malone w ill fill campaign engagements in
Montpelier to-night and in Barre to
morrow night. ,
The annual outing and picnic of the
Montpelier tonsorial artists is to le
held on Ijihnr day at the Shepard grove.
An invitation has been extended to the
barliers of this citv. It is hoped th.it
a baseball game between representatives
of the lotli branches will be placed ou
the program of amusements.
Captured 3:13 Pace at Middlebury Fair
Middlebury, Aug. 29. The second day
of the Addison county fair started yes
terday morning with specially fine
weather after a cold and rainy night,
The Middlebury and Briatol bands ap-
ared on the grounds at 10 o'clock and
plaved during the remainder of the day.
At ' 3 o'clock there w ere from 8,000 to
10.000 people on the grounds.
The ball game between the Proctor
and Middlebury teams resulted in a
score of fl to 2 in favor of Proctor in
seven innings. It is expected that Gov
ernor Mead will be here on Friday.
Yesterday races were as follows:
2:40 Trot, Class 3 Purse $300.
Blackwood, brg, C. G. Blanch-
ard. Concord, X. If. . . ...'.431211
St. Morris Boy 3 13122
Handspring Joe, bg, ; George
Pavne 122333 ,
John W brg, I E. Fletcher,
ritchburg, .Mass Z34fJr
Prince D'Arcy, brg, E. P. Stev
ens, Plattsburg .5 4 3 dr
Time 2:23; 2:22; 2:23; 2:21
2:23V4; 2:20.
2:28 Pace, Stake "The Chipman Hill"
Purse ?300.
Arlv B., W. T. Crozier, Hart
ford. Conn .21124
Searchlight, bs, Charles W.
Mangum, Emporia. Va 1 3341 4
1 ommv, Pointer, K. C. Las-
bury, Broad Brook, Conn 522132
Louise Patch, brm, Roaring
Brook Stables, Barton 345323
Jennie Star, ohm, L. O. Al
len, Middlebury. 4 5 4 dr
Time-2:18; 2:14! 2:17; ; 2: lG'l
2:18; ,2; 10.
2:13 Pace, Stake "The Addison House"
Purse $500.
Al. Dillard. bg. E. A. Sunderlin,
Lebanon, X. H 1 . 1
Fredia K., blkm, B. E. Sheldon.
New York. 3 2 3
My la II., dim, W. F. Seymour,
Providence, R. T :..2 6 2
Harokl Patch, blks, Samuel Howe,
Oneonta, X. Y .4 5 0
Star. bg. William Ott, Glovers-
ville, X. Y 5 3 5
Silver Heels, chg. J. E. Marden,
Pittsfield, X. II 0 4 4
The first event for futurity foals of
1009 was won by Ethan A. Lambert,
bs, W. II. Nickerson, Orwell. This was
the only horse entered and the time was
Mrs. Raymond Gokey of Beckley
Street, Killed Late Yesterday
Mrs. Joseph Tonguay and Mrs. Henry
De Coteau, Who Were Riding With Her
on the Plainfield Road, Suffered
Minor Injuries and From Shock.
In a runaway accident which occurred
near the E. E. Nye farm on the Plain
field road yesterday afternoon a few
minutes after 3 o'clock, Mrs. Raymond
Gokey of 145 Beckley street sustained
injuries which caused her death before
two hours had elapsed, Mrs. Joseph
Tonguay, a sister-in-law of the dead
woman, received ugly bruises about the
head and right arm, and Mrs. neury
DeCoteau. a sister of Mrs. Gokey, suf
fered several severe cuts on the face.
The runaway started as thi team was
proceeding down a steep incline near the
Xye farm, after the women had Wt
a neighboring berry field, where they
went in the early afternoon, farm
hands summoned by Mrs. Tonguay and
Mrs. DeCoteau, carried the unconscious
woman into the Nye house and Drs.'P. S.
Duffy and William McFarland reached
the scene some time before death canto,
at 4:45.
At 1 o'clock in the afternoon, the
three women started in a- team for
the berry grounds a short distance above
the Batchelder place on the Plainfield
road. They picked berries until 3
o'clock, when they hitched their horse
to the carriage and started for home,
with Mrs. Gokey at the reins.. It was
while descending a sharp pitch near
the Nye farm that the horse broke into
a quick trot and was soon traveling
beyond the control of the women on the
seat. At the base of the hill is a cul-
Joseph Hammell of Montpelier, Some
what Injured at Dodge Crossing, De
clares Engine Whistle Was Not
Sounded Trainmen Say It Was. ,
a '
Largest Attendance Yesterday for Sev
eral Years Two Horse Races.
Bradford, Aug. 29. The annual fair
of the Bradford Agricultural and Trot
ting association had the largest attend
ance yesterday for several years. Extra
sheds had to be built to accommodate
the cattle, as more herdi than usual
were shown here this year. Among the
awards of first pnre were::
Hereford herd, It. E. Marrison, Mars
ton stock farm.
Jersey herd, F. II. Bickford, Venture
Avrshire herd. G. C. Clark. Homestead
stock farm.
Shorthorn Durham herd, George Den
nis, t la viand stock term.
Guernsey herd, first and second divid
ed between G. E. Chamberlain and M. L.
Alcy Wilkes slipped on the first hest
of the 2:10 mixed race, but landed the
next three handily. The summary:
2:30 Class. Mixed Purse $125.
Danger Signal, bs (Dunbar) 1 I 1
Susiette J., brm, (Taylor) 2 3 2
Ootirk, bis (Higgins and Preshy))..3 2 3
Time 2:20; 2:27; 2:27V4
2:20 Class. Mixed Purse $150.
Alcy Wilkes, rom (Kittredge) . .2 1 I 1
Senator, chg, (Woodrow) 1 3 2 3
Madge Bradley, bm. (Holebrook) 3 2 2
Black Jack, big (Dunlop) 4 4 1 4
Time 2:!9;2:18;2:I9..
vert, unprotected on either side by
railing. At this point, the horse gave
sudden lurch to one side as though
to turn and all three occupants were
joltfd out of the seat just as onewheel
of the carriage went over the edge of
the culvert.
Mrs, Ookev, who was sitting in tb
middle at the time, was thrown head
long into' the brook, while her com
panions were- fortunate enough to fall
into a .clump of bushes skirting th
stream. , jAIthongh stunned by the fall
Dotn .Mrs. jongiiav and Mrs. JJeCotea
were able to regain their feet and CO
to the assistance of the woman in the
The water in the small stream is shal
low and Mrs. Gokev was not in dange
of drowning when her two relatives
reached her. They found that she ha
struck her head on a sharp stone and,
when they arrived, her first response
to their question W'as only a groan
Afterwards one of the women spoke t
Mrs. Gokey and was recognized by name
Hut the consciousness was only momen
tary and the woman soon relapsed info
a stupor from which she never ral
Hired men employed on the Xye farm
heard the cries of the two frightened
women and came to their aid. Mrs. Go
key was removed to Mr. Xve's house
and such simple ministrations as were
possible were applied while Dr. P. S,
IJulTy and B. W. Hooker t Co.'s am
bnlanee were summoned. Upon Dr. Dof
fy s arrival, it was learned that the
woman's skull had been fractured when
she struck the rock. Death seemed 1m
minent from the first, but Dr. William
McFarland was called to the assistance
of Dr. Duffy. The two phvsici.ins
worked over the woman until her death
occurred a few minutes before 5 o'clock-
Hooker & Co.'s ambulance arrived with
in thirty minutes after the summons,
nut too late to remove the wom.in
to the City hospital, as had been in
tended. The remains were brought to
the home of Mrs. Gokey s parents on
JJeckley street. ' 1
After the women had been thrown
over the culvert, the horse continued
down the road a short distance, drag
ging the overturned carriage in its wake.
and later turning into a field, where
it was stopped by a . farmhand. At
the Xye farm, the injuries sustained
bv Mrs. longuav and Mrs. DeCoteau
were cared for by the physicians and
the two survivors of the accident were
able to return to their homes in this
city later in the evening.
Mrs. tllanche (ionguav) (Jokey was
born in Sherbrooke. P. Q., October 20,
1886, and caiHe to Barre with her par
ents sixteen years ago. Her marriage
to Raymond Gokey occurred May 3",
1910. j he latter a death occured June 7,
1912. The deceased leaves one daughter.
Kita, aged thirteen months; her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. George Tonguay, with
whom she had resided for the past few
months; three sisters and four broth
ers, as follows: Mrs. Joseph Bombard
Mrs. Henry DeCoteau and Miss Aura
Tonguay, all of Barre, and Joseph, Al
bert, Thomas and Lesime Tonguay, who
live in this city.
The funeral will be hold at St. Mon
ica's chiarch Saturday morning at 10
o'clock, the pastor, Sev, P. M. McKenna,
officiating. The burial will take place
in the latholic cemetery on Beckley
Fire at White River Junction.
White River Junction, Aug. 20. The
house owned and occupied by William
Savage at West Hartford was totally
destroyed by fire at an early hour yes
terday morning, the los ig roughly
estimated at between $1,500 and $?,-
O0O. The cau of the fire is not defi
nitely known.
The Preshyterian church choir will
meet tonight at 7:30 for rehearsal. A
full attendance is desired.
When Horse Was Frightened by Steam
Road Roller.
Two ladies were thrown against the
iron railing along the sidewalk on the
Merchant street hill late yesterday aft
ernoon, when their horse suddenly be
anie frightened at the sight of the city
roller, which was at work laying a new
oatmg on the road, the women were
returning to their homes from a shop-
ing trip to the , city, and were near
the top of the steep pitch when the ani
mal lurched, causing the wagon to over
turn. ' The ladies were thrown against
the railing and the animal was brought
to a halt several feet away. The wom
en were apparently uninjured from the
Joseph Hammell of Montpelier, aged
23, had a narrow escape from death
yesterday afternoon, w hen the Central j
Vermont passenger train, due to . ar-
rive in Barre at 2:55, clipped the .
wheel of -the bicycle which the; you
man was riding over the track at Dod
crossing. Hammell was thrown i."
his seat on the vehicle into a clii. j
of bushes and passengers, who were
brought to their feet when Engineer
Thomas Farrell swiftly applied the
brakes, rushed to the spot expecting
to find him dead. He was able to re
gain his feet, however, and a super
ficial examination revealed only a badly
bruised left shoulder and' leg on the
same side. The youth was assisted into
the train and brought to Barre, togeth
er with the shattered bicvcle.
The victim of the accident was mak
ing a trip from Montpelier to Barre
when the accident occurred. According
to his story, he did not see the train
approaching when be neared the cross
ing at the bridge and be adds that he
had no knowledge of its presence until
his bicycle was well upon the trick.
It was then that he summoned all of
his strength to pump the cycle out of
the danger zone. In spite of his ef
forts, however, the rear wheel was shat
tered to bits by the contact and the
rider was thrown from his seat, naui-
mell stated yesterday afternoon that
tlic whistle did not blow at the cross
ing and he was inclined to blame the
men in the cab for the accident. He
was badly shaken up and sought the
services of a physician as soon as be
reached Barre. '
Hammell stated that he was 23 years
old and that he was once employed in
the freight yard of the Central Vermont
road at Montpelier. Jle had been in
poor health since last spring, he said
and had contemplated returning to wor
onlv within the last few davs.
Members of the train crew were unan
mous in declaring that Engineer Farrell
sounded his whistle several times
the train approached the crossing.
is customary to issue this note of warn
ing and the engineer said he knew no
reason why it should be omitted vester
day. Conductor Stephen Colby sco.nei
the youth's statement that the whistle
was not blown. He said that passen
gers on the train would sustain the
engineer s version of the affair. Conduc
tor Colby reported the accident to th
head office of the Central ermont roa
at St. Albans.
The story told by some of the pas
sengers was evidently at variance wit
that told by others aboard the tmi
in the passenger coaches. Two yotin
men - who stepped off the train with
Hammell at the Barre station said they
did not hear the whistle. Conductor
Colby said that evidently the young
man was trying to make the crossing
before the train reached that point, and
Engineer Farrell is credited with the
statement that he had no idea the evel
ist would attempt to make the rather
steep ascent at the crossing in front
of a moving train. Hammell intimated
that he might seek redress for his in
juries, inconveniences and damage to hi
kyJ collected Taxes Abated
With One Exception.
Board of Civil Authority Held Its Final
Meeting Last Night for Abating and '.
Rebating Taxes A Few Miscellane
ous Complaints Were Heard.
T. B. Wright of Burlington Was Elected
President Ball Brought Conven
tion to a Close Last
With an attendance of at least 1,003
persons at the ball last evening, the con
vention of the A. O. H. and ladies' au.vil
iarv closed its sessions in Montpelier.
At the business session yesterday aft
ernoon, the A. O. H. elected the following
oflicers: President, I. B. Wright, Bur
lington; vice-president, Charles Hastings
Ludlow; secretary, Dr. J. J. Derven
Ponltnev; treasurer, J. F. Maloney, Rut
land. Dr. P. Mahoney of Poultney, the
retiring president, was re-elected, but
refused to accept the nomination. He
was. however, given a rising vote of
thanks for his past services and pre
sented a purse of $25, which he refused
to accept, and a committee was appoint
ed to select a gift for him. Rev. J.
Dwver of Rutland, state chaplain, in
stalled the officers. A telegram of greet
ng was sent Bishop J. J. Rice of Bur
The ladies' auxiliary also elected ofn
cers yesterday afternoon, as follows
President. Mrs. Rose F. Granger, Barre;
vice-president. Miss Nora Murphy, M,ont
pelier; secretary. Miss Mary M. Connor,
Rutland; treasurer. Miss hathenne Me
Caffrey, Burlington. Officers were in
stalled by Mrs. Flora MuTphy of Barre,
Washington county president.
Mrs. J. D. Hanrahan. for the auxiliary,
presented Mrs. Granger a gift of beads,
Mrs. Granger was president of the auxil
iary last year.
At the ball lifst evening, the state offi
cers and ladies led the grand march, in
which about SO couples participated.
The hall was fittingly decorated, and
the balconies crowded with delegates and
Came to Barre To-day and Spread a Lit
tle More Enthusiasm.
W. G. Childers of New York and J.
Walter Lyons of Rutland were in the
city to-day, conferring with the Demo
cratic oity committee, the Washington
eounty member of the state committee,
and other prominent Democrats of Barre,
in the interests of Gov. Wilson of New
ersev. The representatives of Democ-
. . , 1 11 11 J V
racy m .ew otk ami nuiiana nave
been traveling up and down Vermont
for the past few davs, and to-dav they
entured the prediction tnat (. wnuidate
Harland B. Howe of St. Johnsbury would
poll the largest uemocratic vote ever
rolled up in the state. They expect that
Wilson is to carry some of the New
England states and after reviewing con-
itions in other pivotal abates, they
added that the chances of the New Jer
sey schoolmaster-statesman are not only
bright at the present time, but growing
more promising as the days go by.
Weather Predictions.
Friday fair: light to moderate vari
able winds,
The board of civil authority wound
up its year's taxation hearings for both
abatements and rebates at a meeting in,'
the city court room last evening, there
being 10 members of the board present'
for the purpose, with F, G. Howland
presiding and James Mac.kay acting as
clerk. The work consisted of a fewj
scattering complaints and a large num-i
ber of names on Constable M. B. Xichols'
book. '
The first complaint in person was that!
of Luigi Salvuzr.i, who said he was listed)
for a poll tax when only 19 years old.j
and he had shown his ps'ssport to ClerKl
Mackay to prove it. His tax was abated.,'
George W. Mann protested that hisj
list was $200 too much, on property on
and off Willey street. He was opposed!
by Assessor Martin Riley, who presented
Mr. Ms nn's inventory, after which thai
board dismissed the case. Like action'
was taken on the complaint of J. P. Sa-j
poriti Co., granite dealers, who claimed',
stock on hand, was assessed too higlii
and notes were listed by mistake. After
their inventory had been examined, the,
board dismissed the complaint.
Chioldi Bros., granite manufacturers,,
thought a $500 offset, it being a mort-!
gage held by a bank, had not been al-j
lowed in their, list; but a glance at the;
inventory showed that it had been al-j
lowed. Xo action, therefore, was taken..
A. G. Bradshaw appeared for light on'
taxation of three building lots, and the
matter was explained to him so that;
he presented no complaint.
In accordance with previous action of j
the board, rebates were granted to B. H.;
Wells on 10 shares of Barre Savings bankj
stock, to E. W. Bisbee for the same num-5
ber in the same bank, to Susan J. Joneij
the. same, to Sarah H. Reed for fivat
shares and the Erastus Keith estate forj
four shares, all in the Barre Savingst
bank. " -
These miscellaneous esses attended t", '
me ooara spent some time going tnrougn;
Constable , Xichols' 1006 tax collection j
book, which contained 158 uncollected i
taxes for the year 100(5. The names
were .read over, after which all werei
abated with the exception of one tax o.t!
real estate. All the others with a single
exception were poll taxes, and in the!
exception the delinquent is dead and hisJ
estate is closed.
In addition to that number, seven oth
ers of more recent date were abated
after statements had been presented, f
either by Constable Xichols or members'
of the board, the reasons being death,'
poverty or illegality of listing. The last:
action of the board was to appoint City
Clerk Mackay to see that the entry
of abatement is made on the city's tair
Meets To-night to Add to Checklist.
The board will meet again this even-'
ing at 7 o'clock for the purpose of add
ing names to the checklist for the Sep
tember election next Tuesday.
Barre Railroad Hopes to Have Extension
in Quarry District Completed Be
fore the Snow Flies.
At a meeting of the directors of the
Barre railroad, held yesterday after
noon, at the railroad omces in jviont-
pelier, it was decided to pay the awards,
as decided upon by the special court's"
commission, for land damages incident
to the proposed extension of the road
to various quarries and quarry land on
the east side of Millstone hill, and also
to begin at once the construction of
the extension with the expectation of
completing it this fall.
In making this announcement, Supt
Stebbins stated that the work would
be started just as soon as the contract
could be let and matters incident to
the contract could be settled upon, it
being the desire of the company to
have the track laid before snow flies.
he length of the extension will be about
one mile and a half, and the main 'ine
will touch upon the Libersant, Barre
Medium, Straiton and Silicon quarries,
with trackage to other quarries as soon
as feasible. The Barre railroad, one of
the smallest and yet one of the bus
iest railroads of the country, now has
approximately twenty-six miles of track
age from the terminus ot the line in
Barre to the extremity on Millstone
The meeting of the directors yester-
av afternoon was attended by Presi
dent T. E. Bvrnes, who came from Bos
ton for the purpose and returned home
last night, and by Vice-President H. E.
olsoin, who is also superintendent or
the Passumpsie division of the. Boston
.Manic railroad, with whicii system
the Barre railroad is affiliated.
The awards made by the commission
were as follows: George Libersant, S-
000; I). A. Eraser, $400; Thomas Xer-
ney, $000; Harrison Granite Co. and
estate of II. C. Smith. $800; Napoleon
Amedev. $700; Lewis Keith, $700; Barre
Town, $500; James Geake, $200; Can
ton Bros., $500; William Edwards, $100.
Held Progressive Rally for Italians.
In order that the Italian voters of
Barre might have a chance to hear their
side of the issues, the Progressive party
held a rally in Miles' hall last evening,
at which Jerome A. Petiti. an attor
ney of Boston, was the speaker. About
thirty men were present, and they gave
close attention to the speaker, who
talked for an hour or more in favor of
Theodore Roosevelt and the Progrei
sive party.

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