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VOL. XVI NO. 248. UAHKK. VERMONT, SATURDAY, JANUARY" 4, 1913. TRICK. OXK CENT. KILLED FIVE IN CARRIAGE In Grade Crossing Accident Near Dennison, Iowa TWO MORE CHILDREN CANNOT RECOVER TAFT ATTENDS WHITE- LAW REID'S FUNERAL Will Deliver Address on International Peace This Afternoon and Be Guest of Republican Clubs Tonight. New York, Jan. 4. President Taft ar- rivutl hare this morning. "Ilia program provided for his attendance at the fun eral of Whitclaw Reid this forenoon, tin address on international peace, in the roruin in tile afternoon, and he will be tlie guest to-night ut dinner of the Re publican organizations of this city, Phil-. adelphia and , Boston. The president's party from Washington were , Secretary of (State Knox. British Ambassador Bryee and Miss Mabel Boardman, all of whom were to attend the Iteid funeral at the Cathedral 'of St. John the Divine, at 11 o'clock. During his stay in the city, tile president will make his head quarter at the home of his brother, MOTHER CALM UNDER CHARGE Mrs. Julius Wells of Swan ton Accused of Double Child Murder Train on Chicago & North- "en7 w- T,aft- ,le wiU retl,rn t0 ashington to-morrow. western Railroad Ran Down a Team MAY BE TOO SICK TO GO ON STAND Say William Rockefeller's Physicians Although He Has Accepted Service as a Witness. New York. Jan. 4. Although William Rockefeller, through his counsel, has ac cepted the service of subpoena to re quire him to testify before the money trust investigating committee, his whereabouts to-dav remained as much a matter of speculation as it has beeu Two other children of Mr. and -Mrs. any time during the 4o days that em- Jteiniers were injured in the collision, ployes of the House of Representatives and were taken to the hospital, wliere ;t nave been trying to reacii mm. Dennison, Iowa, Jan. 4. Five persons were killed and two were probubly fatal ly injured when a train on the Chicago S, Northwestern railroad Btruck a car riage near here at midnight last night The deads JOHN KVKRS. KVERS SON, aged 6 years. JOHN KKIMKRS. MRS. JOHN RK1.MKRS. RK1MERS' CHILD, aged 5 months ARREST MADE AFTER SECRET INQUEST RUTLAND DEDICATES MASONIC TEMPLE She Was the Mother of Ten Children, Five of Whom Are Now Living was stated later that neither can re cover. ENGINE KILLS DEAF MAN. Whether Sir. Rockefeller will be able to testify before the committee, not withstanding his acceptance of the serv ice, was still regarded as problematical. His physicians assert the millionaire is ill with a throat affection, and that un due excitement or the use of his voice might result seriously. Charles A. Whitney Wat Walking on the St. J. & L. C. Track. St. Johnsbury, Jan. 4. Charles A. Whitney, a laborer, aged BO years, was almost instantly killed about half a mile this side of Danville when he And Old Frieate Jamestown Blown From was struck yesterday by . tne engine ot Moorings and Burned, the east-bound train on the St. J. & " ,T . ,, , -oriouv, ia., tian. i. oeve,n WAVES WASH BATTLESHIP. L. C. railroad. One leg was broken, and several ribs crushed in, penetrated the lungs. His body was brought to this place and will be sent to Littleton, N. If., where his wife lives. Mr. Whitney, who was deaf was walking on the track through a out in the ledges, and as . the road curves-at that place the engineer did not see him in time to stop the train. TRAY OF DIAMONDS battle- St. Albans Jan. 4. Miu. Julius Wells of Swanton, who was arrested yes terday by Sheriff George C. Holmes at her home, on the charge of murdering two of her children, took the arrest calmly saying, "If anyone thinks mother would murder her own children, I am willing to have the matter investi gated." A secret inquest was conducted at the Grand Avenue hotel in Swanton Friday by State's Attorney Gay lord F. Ladd of Riehford and Attorney General Rufus E. Brown of Burlington, a hear ing being held before. Assistant Judge Kllis W. Foster of Swanton. Five or six witnesses were summoned, among the number H. W. Morgan, of the Wood -Morgan detective agency in Boston. . Mrs. Wells" is about 30 years old. The Wells family moved to Swanton three or four years ago from Milton, and Mr. Wells is employed in the lime kilns. Of I 'l.":!' : ,' , ten children born to them five are liv- uie diui iii, niincu in iittiiiiiioii minus yesterday. They were the Utah, Ohio, 1 irgiina, Georgia, .Nebraska, Minnesota and Idaho. Waves were beating over the ships a they 'passed Cape Henry and the wind here attained a velocity o' (JO miles an hour. The tin roof on the receiving ship Franklin, was blown olf by the storm and old frigate Jamestown, was burned to the waters edge. The Jamestown was blown away from her moorings near the ing. Two died in Milton, it is said, under somewhat peculiar circumstances; only the children who died were ill at that time. Later another was some what indisposed, but apparently not from the same cause as the two. None of the other members of the family was ill. Wlipn two children died in Swanton Dec. 3 and 4, two others were also ill. It was then supposed they had eaten STOLEN IN CHICAGO Norfolk navy yard and when well off ! fo'1 accidentally brought in contact with shore was seen to be on fire. poison wnicli airs. Wells had about tne Auto Bandits Got Away After a Brush With the Police Yesterday. They First Stole the Car. Chicago, Jan, 4.--Four automobile bandits in a spectacular robberytfrnashed jn a jeweler $ window here yesterday and escaped with a tray of diamonds after a running revolver right with . the police. ' The thieves stole a car from in front of a downtown business building late in the afternoon, halted in front of a Clark street jewelry store, beat in the show windows with brick, seized a tray of rings and leaped in to their stolen auto mobile. Policeman Charles Hanson ran ii p. but at that moment a handsomely dressed woman shrieked and threw her self into his arms. Hanson could not draw his pistol and the men in the auto mobile sped away as two other police men opened fire on them. The woman who appeared to faint, recovered as soon as the men escaped. : The . bandits' car was stopped later by Policeman Charles Sticken in a traffic jam a few blocks from the Kcene of the robbery. Sticken arrest ed the chauffeur for speeding ami standing on the running board told him to take the party to the police station. The chauffeur " pretended to obey but later turned into a side street. Sticken protested and received a stab wound over the left eye, a blow on the back of the head nnd a shot in the leg and was hurled from the car. It is reported that the British steamer Dewindvale was in collision with an unidentilied vessel off the Vir ginia coast,' but no confirmation of the report is obtainable. rJ'he wireless station at -Beaufort was put- out of commision by the storm, while the lightship at Diamond shoals was blown three miles away from her station. The ship sent out "S. O. S." calls by wireless, but man aged to save herself without assistance. Unconfirmed reports say several tor pedo boats on the way to Norfolk are caught in the storm and that several battleships have been ordered to search for them. CUT HOLE IN WALL But Sheriffs Found It, Together With Much Liquor. Burlington, Jan. 4 Sam Franklin, keeper of the place where Margarnt Car ter shot and killed Pearl Hooper some months ago, paid $300 fine and .$11.73 costs into the city treasury yesterday afternoon aa the result of a successful liquor raid at his place by Sheriff Allen and Deputy Sheriff Ravi in the same day. The Franklin place is a combination restaurant and dance hall on Weston hill, outside of Winooski. Their liquor seizure included eight bags of bottled beer, eight jugs of whin key, some Uno beer and various flasks and cases. It was not until after a long search that the officers found the wet goods, and they had been invited by the hospitable Mrs. Franklin to a chop-suey lunch. The hiding-place was down in a hole in the side of the 'louse by way of a ladder, the attention of the officers being directed to it by an un UHiial bulging of the architecture near a chimney. They went upstairs and de tected some loose matting on the floor. alter which the search was easy except for the narrow squeeze as one of the officer climbed into the hole. After tuat the invitation to luncheon was off. PLUNGING AUTO CARRIED THREE DOWN Broke Through Guard Chains and Dashed Through Ice Into Maumee River in Toledo To-day. Toledo. Ohio, Jan. 4. At least three unidentified passengers were in a tour ing car that early to-day ran at high speed through the guard chains on the dock at the foot of Madison avenue and plunged through the ice into the Mau mee river and were drowned, 'It is be lieved the automobile and occupants came irom .Miclugan. JJivers have been employed to recover the car and the bodies.. A night watchman was the only witnes to the accident and he says ho saw three persons in the car, but there may have been more in the vehicle. DIDN'T PAY HIS FINE. BURIAL AT MONTPELIER. So John Wilson of Rochester Was Taken to the County Jail. John Wilson, a husky young lumber woodsman up Rochester way, made his maiden bow in police court circles this forenoon ami j leaded guilty to an intox ication charge before Judge H. W. Scott. The respondent lacked the funds neces sary to finance a $5 fine and coots of $4.79 imposed by the rourt, and an offi cer took him to Montpelier at noon to serve the alternate sentence in the coun ty jail. Wilson said he was born in Rot terdam, Holland, some 30 vears ago. coming to America while a mere strip ling to follow the arduous career of a lumber driver. His absence from the pruce woods over near the talc mines promised to be short, he said, until OlH cer George K. Carle took him into cus tody on North Main street yesterday afternoon. The Graniteville case of State vs. En right, whose name is James and who is charged with selling intoxicating liquor, was continued from this morning to some day next week. I house to kill rats. To determine the cause absolutely, the stomach was re moved from one of the bodies and later the bodies were exhumed for examina tion, the -finding resulting i the arrest 01 Mri ells.. ,v, .. i : .. A total insurance of 82.34 was car ried on the lives of the dead children in the Metropolitan company, the mother being the beneficiarv. . The mother ia said to be somewhat peculiar acting and has been said at times probably not to be in her right mind. Probably there will be no further in quest, until report is received from the analysis of the stomachs and intestines of the dead children from the state lab oratory of hygiene. It is not likely to be resumed for a week or ten days un less there arc further developments. It is known that arsenic was found in the bodies but the quantity is not deter mined. Probably the quantity was large. There are no other suspects at present. Woman Makes Statement. When seen at the juit to-day Mrs. Wells said: "I'm not guilty "of the crime and I'm not afraid of any pun ishment. 1 do not think any woman who has been the mother of ten cliil (lien would do anything like that." I .Mrs. V ells was born in Milton, where her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Knos Ladue, still reside. She has one sister and four brothers, one of the brothers being a soldier in the tinted States army frontier. Several of own family have visited her in the jail, but her husband has not been there. She has not secured counsel. The woman said that she had suffered seriously, both physically and mentally, caused by too frequent childbirth and by spinal meningitis. She said that her head had not troubled her for two years. She said that the two children, who died recently, were insured for $80 and that she turned over the money to her husband, to whom she had been married seventeen vears and that it took all but ten dollars of the insurance money to pay for the burial of the children. The balance the husband kept, she said. Of her present children, two are boys and three girls. Structure Costing $70,000 Formally Opened Yesterday Afternoon With Notable Exercises. Rutland, Jan. 4. The new temple on Wales street in this city of Cairo Tem ple, Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the .Mystic Shrine, was dedicated last even ing at 7:30 o'clock, the exercises taking place hi the auditorium of the building with several official of the imperial ouncil as speakers. The Shriners made the ceremony the occasion for a whole day of rejoicing, which began with sessiou for work at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon to last until the "Home, Sweet Home" waits of the ball was played at 2 o clock tnu morning. The program of the day included, he sidea the initiation, dance and dedica tion, a slipper, and there was every in dication that January 3, 1013, saw the biggest gathering of member of the fra ternity that Rutland ever witnessed. Then, too, Cairo temple had the honor of entertaining the biggest delegation of Mystic Shrine dignitaries which ever as sembled in Vermont. 4, The newly organised shrine band made its appearance for the first time yester day and welcomed the distinguished guests with its music. 1 he program started in the afternoon with the initia tion of 30 candidates. Dedication exer cises came at 7:30 o'clock. Sammd T. Uraley of this city, illustrious potentate of Cairo temple, presided and the prin cipal speaker was Imperial Potentate William J. Cunningham of Baltimore, Md. there were 400 pcopr? at the ball which wound up the day's events. A substantial dinner was served at 11:30 o'clock. The reception committee consisted of Dr. J. K. Thomas, Thomas P. Bragg, and Samuel T. Braley of Rutland, N. D. Iiis- sonnette, C. F. Rockwood and A. G. Man sur of Burlington, Frank W. Agan of Ludlow. I). C. Noble of Middleburv. Park H. Pollard and G. P. Lcland of Chester. Cairo temple now has 750 mcmliers. The building which it dedicated last night cost $70,000 and waa started Inst spring, the auditorium seats I .(too and tho banquet hall 000. In addition to these halls there is a smaller one, a store, offices and a rest room. . The visitors included: J. Putnam Stevens of Portland, Me., imperial as sistant chief rabban; C. V. Dykeman, past potentate of Kismet temple of Brooklvn, X i .; John Wellington Boyle, emeritus member of the imperial coun- il of I tica, -V 1.; Will in m 1.. Maw km, high priest and prophet of Lulu temple of Philadelphia; K. 11. Miller, past po tentate, William II. Paasehen, illustrious potentate, W. V. N. Stowell, recorder. and 20 memliers of Oriental temple of Troy, N, Y.j Past Potentate Mayne of Malone, N. Y.;' Potentate Gardner of Karnak temple, Montreal; Potentate Ralfe, Past Potentate Chandler and 10 representatives of the Concord, N. II., temple; Ired h. Ladd. past potentate of .Media temple, ?prmgMeIil, Alass, SWEENEY BROS. BURNED OUT And Excelsior Granite Plant in Montpelier Near Destruction FIRE CHIEF PATTEE BLAMES A FIREBUG This Is Seventh Big Stone- shed Fire in Fifteen Years in Montpelier .' : DEATH OF JUDGE VlSHER.i ,v Native of Cabot and Active Business Man Died in Montpelier. Judge John M. Fisher died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred I'arrott, in Montoelier after seven years of gradually failing health, caused by hardening of the arteries. Since March Judge Fisher had been confined to the bed. He was born in Cabot Nov. 13, 1833, and spent most of his life there. His education was obtained at Peacham The destruction of Sweeney Bros.' granite plant and - the threatened de- truction of the Excelsior Granite com pany s plant off Barre street, , in Montpelier by fire early this morning is laid to a firebug by Chief Pattee. of the Montpelier fire department. Incidental- y, it may be stated that this is the seventh big stone-lied fire in Montpelier in fifteen years. The loss this morning was between $15,000 and $20,000. It was 3:40 o'clock when the alarm was rung in from Ihix 30 and the flre nn;n responded. The alarm was rung in by William (Jauld, who resides at 17 Sib ley avenue, on the opposite side of Barre street. He was awakened by the reflec tion of the flames and as soon as pos sible ho gave the warning. The fire teams made as good time to the scene! as the icy conditions of the streets would allow, and within a short time five streams of water were being turned on the burning structure. However, within twenty minutes the Sweeney plant was seen to lie doomed a the fire spread witli great rapidity under the driving of a heavy wind, and the whole large build ing was soon enveloped in fire. Meanwhile the wind was driving the flames toward the plant of the Excelsior Granite company which was located twenty feet away from the Sweeney plant. The firemen made a good fight at this point and although the side of the Excelsior plant was scorched along its entire length and the roof was damaged to considerable extent the fire was pre vented from gaining a commanding hold here. Lying between the two plants was a quantity of rough granite stork, over which the flames Swept, and' some of these stone were aamagea by the in tense heat. ' . The burning Sweeney plant made dense smoke which hindered the w ork of the firemen, as did the danger from live electric wires. At the height of the fire weep , the traveling crane in the Sweenev . plant fell with a crash, ruining it probably beyond repair. Sim ilar total loss was done to most of the other machinery equipment of the stone shed, and it is not expected that much can be salvaged from the ruins. The Sweenev plant was part of the old Charles H. More stoneshed, which, when bought by Sweeney Bros., was di vided into three sections and turned son house, so-called, occupied by Alex, Massie and owned by C. W. Perry was the scene of a minor chimney blaze wicli the regulars easily extinguished The lout was small and the dainngo done was due entirely to smoke. One of the firemen remained at the house for an hour, after thr to guard against a second on' s Tho auto truck returned to C . A ion by way of Foster and Gra; ,-feets, milking the steep descents' section quite handily, ? v of the big fir u well as or mnnv t- . j . Crossed wires jckwell street last night were ref ,e for the booming 41... t.:.- r 1 "..i. !. ..., I .... 4 ic III tin- Knm piiiiii $ season of darkness jf the Vermont Pow er 4 Lighlit" o. The heavy wind which sprung "nip at dusk probably thrashed the power company s wires about in such a manner as to cross with wires of the fire alarm system. One of the two circuits of the municipal wires was thrown completely . out of com mission and owing to the prevailing dampness, electircums nnd regulurs from the lire department wei unable to get. the circuit into working order before to-day. Only half of the city was without an alarm system, as the second circuit was not atrected by the storm. Several stores nnd other places of msiness adopted other means of illumi nation during the evening, as some little time elapsed before the power company on Id adjust the damage done by the crossed wires on Blackwell street. WIND LIFTS BUILDING OVER MAN'S HEAD And Carried It Fifty Yards Down Bank, Ira P. Chase of Riehford, Who Was In Building, Escaping Because There Was No Floor. Riehford, Jan. 4. During the south wind last evening, a 72-foot henhouse of Ira P. Chase was lifted into the air and dropped fifty yards down a bank. Mr. Chase was in the building but as there was no floor in the building it was blown over his head and he vyis not injured. A horse and two calves were tied in one end of the building, but their halters broke and the ani mals escaped injury. Over two hundred hens . were on the roost, but only a few of them were killed. The building was demolished. and the loss' will be between $200 and $300. TRAIN SAGGED INTO DITCH On Williamstown . Branch Track, Undermined by . Heavy RainfalJ FIREMAN SCALDED BY ESCAPING STEAM Fortunately the Derailed Train Fell Away from Steep Embankment Train No. 52, w ith engine, tender, two freight cars and a passenger coach, fig ured in a wreck on the Williamstown uanch of the Central Vermont road arly this morning when a strip of track age measuring some forty feet, under mined by the heavy rains of yesterday, gave way under the weight and sent all but the lone passenger car aft the Tt. l! e I DIED ON RETURN TO BARRE. academv and at 1 'hi II inn acadpmv at ... . ' . J-l. i .1: : . r ..ii Uanvillo. By occupation a farmer, he I """" ,ne "rvr uispuawg in an served his native town in its affairs, be. j " the section w hieh they occupied, to- ASSISTANCE DENIED SINKING STEAMER But Body of Miss Mary Annette Cham berlain Is Placed in Tomb. Bot.n. Jan. 4. Rev. A. A. Sto kdsle. pastor of the In ion Congregational church, officiated at the fun-ral of Mis Mary Annette Chamlierlain, which took ' place in Mt. Auburn chapel Thursday uernoon. .n- i namorriain was a memlier of that society for forty-eight rrars and some of her favorite hymn were included in the ervi-e, and Mr. t-tvk,Ule poWe a few words of eulogy. Among the friend who attended were past and present offi"pr tbe f aochlert of Vermont of which Mm Chamberlain was a memlT. tbe Shut-in unriety and tlie Wheel Chair Outing club of which she was president at the time of hir oath. A brief prayer service held at :W Walker street. Cambridge, previous t that at the cemetery. Rev. Alfred N. riullip officiated. The hndv a placed ia a tumb and will be tkn to Montp!- sumed over the tret tie ia the couiwe of icr, t, for burial in the spring. few day. PASSENGERS HAD TO WALK. Because of Weakened Abutments on Street Car Line. ' The rain of yesterday brought the water level of the Stevens' branch to a high point and at IWge's Crowing the abutments of the liar re and Mont pelier Traction company's trestle were somewhat undermined by the ruhing waters so that pasge of the electric cam imwi the bridge was unsafe. The paemjrs travelling between flarreand Montpelier were obliged to leave the car on the brink of the river and walk to the other ide. where a car was await ing In continue the journey. The fresh ets of last pring weakenei thee abut ments and left them in a perilous con dition but workmen were immediately ct at work and the abutments under went a reconM rurt ion at that time. It i etpected that repair will' be ma4e on tbe walls so that traffic will be re So Claims One of Eight Survivors of the Julia Luckenbach. Tenty-fro Persons Were Drowned. Newport News, Va., Jan. 4. The steamer Julia Luckenltach, bound from Port Tampa to Raltimore, was sunk off the Tangier gas buoy in Chesapeake bay shortly before seven o'clock yes terday morning, having been in collision with the British steamer Indrakuala. The Luckenbach was struck in the bow. Twenty-two lives were lost, including Captain (itihert and hi wife. Eight men, including the second mate, were taken from the rigging of the sunken ship, where they htd clung for six hours in a' gale which swept the bay. Tlie others in the rigging with them, numbed by the cold, dropped off one by one and were dmned. Tlie reoiie of the sun ivora was made by the Danish tramp steamer Pennsylvania, which brought the men her to-day. The second mate of the Luckenbach a that after the coIliion tlie Imlra kula barked off and her master refuted asmMance to the sinking ship. ing justice of peace for 32 years, sti perintendent of schools for several years and connected with the schools for 20 years. For four years he was assistant judge of Washington county and was health officer nine years. Judtfe pisher wrote a history of the town of Cabot, wbb active in church work, being a member of the Congre gational church in Cabot, was a charter member of Green Mountain lodge of Masons, represented the Vermont Mu tual Fire insurance company in town and was zealous hi politics as a Re liacn. . - In 18.V5 he married Miss Carrie Lance of Cabot, who died in 1809. To them two daughters were born, one dying .in infancy and the other, Mrs. A. L. Spen cer of Marshlleld, surviving. In 1871 he married Roxanna Heath and to them two daughters were born. Mrs. . D. L. Chadwick of Pethel ami Mrs. Kred N. Parrott of Montpelier, with whom Judge Fisher resided the past few years. A prayer service whs held in Mont pelier this noon and the body taken to Cabot for funeral and interment. Rev. S. V. Blomfield, ' pastor of Kethany church. Montpelier, will officiate at the funeral, which will be held in the Cabot Congregational church. gether with two other firms, Solano fc Canalles and the Ahair business. The firm of Sweeney Bros, is composed of Edward A. and Dennis J. Sweeney, who have conducted a granite business in Montpelier for some years. The other two are newer firm, Mr. Ahair having moved his business from the DeCollaincs stoneshed. The owners of the Excelsior plant, which was damaged, are A. Fa- sola, (.J. Calcagni and (t. Perohni. In speaking of his loss, Mr. Fasola of the Excelsior company, to-day said tint two thirds of the ell would have to be rebuilt: a large part of the roof would have to be repaired and some of the heavy timbers replaced; many windows will have to be reset! new belting will have to be put through the entire plant; some machinery was damaged but he hoped the motor and air-compressor will be all right. Some of the supplies were ruined by water and the office furniture was damaged. Mr. Fasola said bis com pany's loss was between $3,000 and $4, 000." The Excelsior company carried $12,500 insurance, and Mr. Fasola said his firm would reunie business just as noon as the insurance had been adjusted as they Ii Alfredo Sironi Arrived from Denver, Colorado, on Christmas Day. The death of Alfredo Sironi oecumrd at his home, (I Bolster place, tjiis morn ing at S:4j o clock, after a weeks ill ness of pneumonia. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Louise Colombo, and two brothers, Kudolfo and Kicardo Sironi. all of whom reside in Parre. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. fl. Sironi, live in Lontbarrdy, Italy. Mr. Sironi was born in Ilreno-U.sellia, Italv, October 28, 1889. and had been in America for nearly seven years'. "He was a carver by trade and up to last spring he had been employed in flarre. Early in March he went to Denver, Col., where be remained for a short time before taking up the life of a cow boy on a large ranch not far from the city. He returned to Harre on Chri.st mas day and immediately afterwards ho was taken ill. His condition was wyioirs front the outset. Mr. Sironi wa well known among the younger members of the Italian colony in this city and his death will be keenly felt in a large cir cle of friends. Funeral services will be held at tho house Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock and interment will be made at Hope ceme tery. CHILD SCALDED FATALLY. George Henry King Tipped Over Pail of Hot Water. Heorge Henry King, aged one year and eight months, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben King of (iraniteville, died Jan. 1 from burns received when it tipped over a pail of boiling water, which had been left standing on tlie floor for mop ping purposes. The funeral was held from the King home at 2 o'clock res- terday afternoon. Rev. (Jeorge Macarth ur officiating, and burial was in the Wilson cemetery. The bearers were Ernest Hellville, Thomas Pellville, Ern est H. King and Amos C. King, tho two latter Wing cousins of the baby. Flotgl tributes sent the bereaved par ents included carnations and ferns from Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Sheehan. carnations and evergreen from Mrs. W. W. Itellville, carnations from Guy R. Varimm, George H. .Milne, Mr. and -Mrs. Harry King, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm McRae. HOSPITAL LADIES' AID ELECTION. Mrs. George Tilden Was Elected Presi dent Yesterday Afternoon. The annual meeting of the Barre Hos pital Aid society was held at the citv council chamber yesterday and the fol lowing officers were elected to serve for the ensuing year: President. Mrs. George Tilden; vice president, Mrs. N. .1. Morrison; secre tary, Mrs. II. A. Eastman; treasurer, Mrs. A. W. Badger; auditor, Miss Mary Sexton ; reading committee, Mrs. (). G. Stickney, Mrs. J. B. Walstrom, Mrs. Clarence Gladding; flower committee, H. J. Slayton, Mrs. Weston Walker, Mrs. Joe Jackson: sewing committee, Mrs. H. G. Woodruff. Mrs. 1). F. Iavi, Miss Mildred Phelps, Mrs. Ella .1. Brock, Mrs. W. J. Clapp. had considerable work on hand whic must bo completed. The Excelsior com pany's insurance was carried in the fol lowing companies! Vermont Mutual $4, 000, Granite Mutual $1,000, Burlington Mutual 1,(MK1. Palatine (R.G.Robin son's agency) $I,IHI0. Orient $5NI and British-American $1,000. both in G. Herbert Pae's agency, Hartford $1,000 and Providence-Washington $1,000 (both in W. C. .Washburn's agency). Oil Colony and Aachen 4 Munich $1.0iK (both' in B. A. Sumner's agency.) Sweenev Bro. estimated their loss TAXATION STATISTICS READY. State Commissioner Cushman Has Them for tbe Legislature. In accordance with an act of the legis lature passed December A, State Tax Commissioner J. K. Cushmaii has com piled a rejxirt of 72 cities and towns in Vermont, giving data regarding iutangi- liiimlilut tffiM.ta an, I ,t)mr litf.,,. mation to be used in formulating tax i niamder .t tup tram from leaving tlie laws. One of the most important facts j ,ron' Jhp tr: k, lM'r'1,,r high bank, brought out is that Burlington has $3.-! lf tl!e train had leaned toward the ca-t ilisit'iiu in lue nmi ii ijiuie iikciv am. tne lives of several men were placed in jeopardy j young Tony Tapan- ic, the fireman was badly scalded about he face and arms: and ten cows, three horses and two calves were subjected to severe crowding before the trainnvm oiild release them from the cars m which they hud been consigned to Georue Colby at "Williamstown. One of the calves had to be killed. Tapandie whs brought to this city on a special train at 7 o'clock and taken to the City hospital, wliere he was reported to be resting com fortably at noon. The a ident occurred around 5.30 o'clock, after No. 52 had left the local station at 5:1.0 on its regular "trip to Williamstown. The train was in charge of Conductor James .Kanaly, Engineer Michael MeMahon ami the fireman, Tap andie. The derailment liapiened with out any warning just as the train was rounding a bend opposite the George Mc- rarland farm. There were no pisseti- -gers aboard and the train crew was scat tered through three sections of the train. No one attempted to jump when the en gine and locomotive was dumped uncere moniously over onto the side of the track, the two freight cars following after the washout had been gained. Both cars as well as the locomotive and ten der were flattened to their sides on thu ground and almost as soon as the de tailment occurred the animals in the stock car set up a loud clamor. Tony Tapandie s-tuck to his post in the, cab, as did the engineer, although there was danger of escaping steam, and ' lapanrne afterwards crawled throngli the cab door to learn that he had been burned. Members of the crew made their way to a nearby farmhouse and telephoned the Central Vermont ofiiees in this place but relief was already at hand when a score or mora of men liv ing in the vicinity responded to the call for help Tapandie was taken to a nearby house and the cattl? and horses were released from the freight car. Lat4"r they were removed to a barn in South Barre. One side of the engine was found to be bad ly demolished, although the freight cars suffered little damage. To many who witnessed the accident off Willey street last summer, the derailed locomotive ap-. peared to have been through a similar experience as the freighter that went over the little tretle in an accident that resulted fatally for one man. Portion of the boiler are badly jammed and the entire body is partially immersed in mud A wrecking train and crew from St. ' Albans arrived on the scene near noon and the work of clearing the track and hauling the derailed ears back to the; irons was well under way thU afternoon. Railroad men, who viewed the wreckage, said that the locomotive would have to be taken to the car shops in St. Albans for repairs. It was expected this fore noon that the regular runs to William town would be resumed to-morrow after noon. In the meantime, the Central Ver mont agent in Barre has arranged to care for passengers and express traffic ou the line by teams. Trainmen Felt Track Sag. The outcome of the accident may he considered fortunate, indeed. Not until the engine and tender had traversed tho dangerous section that caused' the de railment did the trainmen realize that the incessant rain of Thursday night and yesterday had undermined the track. In vestigation afterwards showed where a swollen stream wiiirli empti into tha river below had washed away a consid erable iiortion of the soil just a few fe-t west of the track. The train crew felt the road lied sag soon after the engin had reached the utrip, but a stop could not be made in time to prevent the re. o-jin-.T ; ..nt. ..i,;..i. - . insieau brtween 13.0l0 and SM.iski. 1 hey had: . , .. ... , - '"-that the emniie and all three cars would mont Weather FarecisL Snowa and colder to-night. c lowly; h'gb westerly winds. Sundiv Special Church Services Next Week. Ixxal clergymen and their congrega tions will unite in a series of union meetings for the opening of the new year. The first of the erie. for men only, will lie held at the Cnivcrsalist church Tuesday evening. January 7. and "Barre Men and Christianity" will lie the theme for discussion. Wcdnemlav evening, January 8. the meeting will lie ! held in the 1 ongrrgational church and open fM everyone. The theme will e "Faith for the Tak." Thursday even inc. January !, "Sin and Its Penalty" will be disTls-ed at tile First Baptist church. The Home as the Starting Point." will tie the theme at the. fourth and last meeting of the -ries to I held in the lleddiny Mclholist church on the evening of Friday, January 10. $l2.fKN) insurance, as follows: Vermont Mutual 4.IKS. (iranite Mutual -1 XK. Burlington Mutual, (Jucen'a and Frank lin $1.ink each (all in the B. A. Siimii.-r acencv), Roval $2,000, Hartford $l,(NHI ami Phoenix of London $1,0(10 (all in the W. C. Washburn agency.) No arrests have been made in con nection with tlie fire but Chief Pattee states that he has strong suspicion as to the offenders; and the matter is being investigated. During the past fifteen vears, as six onnr inrnnn nme nes h i i,,i..;,ior(, Of the 27 places examined. St. ,"ve V"" fl'l'img down into tne nv?r. Johnsbury canes next with $I.U.USO, 1 apanrtie. the fireman, is twenty-three and Montpelicra ahare is !Mi7.ll0. j. vears old and claims Montreal as his The offsets in each of the 27 cities I home, lie has lieen employed on th and towns examined are rejiorted as fol- j lJarre branch for severs! months. At the low s : Granny I ioshen .... Bolton East Haven Whiting .... 'Grand Isle . . destroyed, there has been suspicion that a firebug was at work in the Montpelier granite licit. The other plants burnel. all in th? night, were Dillon & Haley. Robert Eraser. Thomas Eagan. National (iranite company, Jellvman A Jones and the Ikef'ollaines plant. And now is sJ-! ded the Sweeney Bros, stoneshed. WITH BARRE FIREMEN. Walden Waitsfield .. Stratum ... Clarendon .. Jamaica Hiuoliurg .. j Rovalton i Ri-adshoro . . Mnnt;oniery FcrrisHtirg . . Randolph Stowe Brandon ... I tart on ! hospital to-dav it was stated that his $tl.718 ' burns Were confined to the right side of 12.30O ! "' fa-e. the nose, neck and Imth wrists. lX.Wi-t ! He was in considerable pain, although it 10.3-ltt was believed his burns would not coii gn.oitl i fine him for msuy days. 30. 1 30 1 IYoviion for hauling the regutxr 43.7.W ' train oxer the Barre branrh were male .Kl.7!i2 ! immediately on reieipt of the wreck in ."il.wsi I formation this morning. Vard eng-ne .11. 029 I No. 332 w as put in cmniiioii for ps .i!..'u I eni!er oervice and until No. .12 is re (ioiJlS j turned from the repair shops or other r 7G.73I ranifements made, the freight engine w ill os. l .t I lie usfd on the trios to an l from Mont 1 1!.2.7 j pclicr Junction. Barr? and Williams town. Anto Truck Called To Climb Icy Slop I f Praspect Street; It Responded. The auto fire truck had a chance to ; Bennington prove its crictem-y again last nig' it Proctor when a telephone call from Garticld ' Korkingham ., avenue sent the b;g American La France j Montjielicr ... f.urrjirg up the icy slopes of Prospect St. Johnsbury street- A ch mney fire in tbe Martta- IKulington .... I2.V..-.7 I2UW 2IH.2.17 223.(i0 234.212 3:i.47 R4I.020 M'tll 7S-.M1 i7.llu AMERIKA RUNS AGROUND. However, It Is Not Tbocght That She Is Dims red. New York, Jan. 4. The Hinibuig- Amcrican liner Amerika. ntitsard brwiid. , rsn aground off Tompkinvil to-dav. I.I4.V0 It is believed thst she a ill be Hosted 3Ui,i'o7 at h h ti without damage to kei.