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TOE BARRE DAILY TIME
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
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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
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223.(i0
234.212
3:i.47
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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.

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