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THE BARRE DAILY TIMES
VOL. XVII-NO. 10. RARRE, VERMONT, THURSDAY, MARCH '27, 1913. PRICK, ONE CENT. FIRE DEVASTATES STRICK EN CITIES THE SHERMAN WILL CASE. Dayton, O., Blow Up the Flames. Piqua Attacked by Flames. Appeals for Dynamite to Buildings in the Path of Also Is Being FLOOD CONDITIONS WORSE IN ZANESVILLE VERMONT RED CROSS APPEAL The governor of Ohio and (ho agents of tho Keel Cross appeal for f unda to aid the people who are suffering from the great Hoods which have destroyed the homes of thousands of people. The peo ple of Vermont are . implored to contribute, aa fur as their means will allow, to the funds for this purpose. Contributions may be made to the state ofticcrs of the Red Cross, who are: Harry I). Holton, chairman, ISrattlcboro, Vt. Col. C. N, Forbes, secretary, St. Albans., Vt. U. iS. Howard, treasurer, Bur lington, Vt. But General Water Conditions Are Re ported to be Less Menacing in Ohio, Although the Ohio River is Still Rising. lent, four miles wide is sweeping through the business section of Dayton, to say nothing of the overflow in the residen tial sections. "Telephone communication was estab tahlished before the day was out." At 1:05 the Western Union wire carry ing Governor Cox's message was sud denly interrupted. DAYTON'S CALAMITY IN BRIEF. Water Receding But Fire Is Moving Along Unchecked. New York, March 27. From North Dayton, as close to the stricken districts of Dayton as telephone wires could be operated last night, such news of condi tions in the city and suburbs as could be gathered was transmitted to the American Telephone & Telegraph com pany's station at I'honeton, six miles north. From that point the messages received were forwarded in substance to this city and given out at the company's ollicc here. A summary of conditions in Dayton, as reported earlier in the evening, in cluded the following: "One ot our employes, who returned Columbus, Ohio, March 27. The ' menace of fire continued this morning in the flooded district of Ohio. Dayton is still burn ing and appeals have been sent out for dynamite to blow up the buildings in the path of the flames. A blizzard is raging in the inundated areas and snow hampers the work of rescue and relief. The Lewiston reservoir, north of Dayton, is, weakening, but has not gone out. Men are being rushed to strengthen it. At Zanesville, the flood conditions are growing worse hourly, but no fire is reported. The Ohio river is rising. The danger; this evening from the north aide of the , , . ., i r ij r-. : 4 i ut ' submerged section of Dayton, savs the stage is passed in the city of Cincinnati. Piqua is reported ablaze . M "thew ttre ill(,Pgc.rbab,,. , e and there is no way of checking the flames. Rivers and streams in the state are subsiding to-day. Dayton, Ohio, March 27. Believing the city doomed by fire, Vice-Mayor Huber is reported this morning to have sent out uppeals for dynamite to raze the buildings in the path of the flames. At least 65,000 of the city's inhabitants are hemmed In by raging waters and are menaced by fire. It is impossible accurately to estimate the number that have perished. Thou- sands are marooned and how many survive no one knows. Numerous fires have sprung up. The worst blaze started yesterday and was "still burning this morning, claiming a great toll of property and doubtless many lives. The fire apparently started in the business block bounded by Third and Jefferson streets. It burned northwest for a time and then shifted directly west. It is estimated that 250 people were marooned in the iieckel , hotel, which is believed to have gone up in flames. This is not i definitely known. Motorboats and men are reported to be coming from Cleve ' Jand and Cincinnati, and unless the conditions become worse it j j believed that all the submerged section will be explored to-day. i Early to-day snow fell and there was a drop in temperature. The Lewiston reservoir, 70 miles away, is reported to be in ! momentary danger of breaking. It is predicted that if this gives ' way a worse flood than has overwhelmed the city will sweep down I upon the inhabitants. .j SOLDIERS PATROLLING DAYTON FIRE AREA Martial Law Was Proclaimed Last Night Large Parties of People Found Marooned. Dayton, Ohio, March 27. Flames that ! destroyed eight buildings in Dayton's j submerged business section last night cast a red, weird glow over the Hood stricken city that added to the fears of I thousands of refugee ,and marooned persons, and led to apprehension that I there may have been many of the water's prisoners in the burned buildings. . Soon afterward notice was posted in headquarters of the emergency commit tee announcing that the city was under martial law and several companies of soldiers arrived from neighboring Ohio cities. The soldiers were employed to patrol edges of the burned districts and f. re vent further looting ot homes trea from the flood's grasp. Dtyton Talks With Outside World. Dayton was practically cut off from wire communication until late yester day afternoon. Then two wire into Cincinnati were obtained and operators plunged into great piles of telegrams irom Dayton citizens, almost frantic in . their desire to assure friends outside of their safety. Operators at the opposite ends of the wires reported that thous ands of telegrams were piled up at reliy offices. These were from people anxious over the fate of Dayton kinsmen. Two oarsmen, who braved the current that swirled trough the business section of the city yesterday, reported that the water at the Algonquin hotel, at the southwest corner of Third and Ludlow street, was 13 feet deep. From windows in the hotels and business buildings hun dreds of the marooned Wgged piteously for rescue and food. The oarsmen aid thy saw no lodie muting on the flissl tide, but declared that many per n nm-t have peri-hed in the water's sudden rush through the streets. Carmen. who worked into the out skirts of the business section last night, reported iVl person marooned in th. Arvade building and 2" imprisoned in the Y. XI. C. A. building were tagging fur water. A shortage of provision was threat ened ye-terday afternoon when it was reported many relief trains bound to I hit ton from neighboring citws had be-n Mopped by high water. Every grocer fn tit city had Jx-en "sold out" before noon. last night from WORST IN U. S. HISTORY. PcJne4 Gov. Cox ef Ohio ia Message U World Last Night, hrw York, March 27. lKtxnor James M. Cox telegraphed Columbus as follows: . "The exact extent of the appalling flood in Ohio is still unknown. Kvery hour impresses us with the uncertainty of the situation. The waters have as sumed such unknown heights in many parts of the state that it will be hardly loss than a miracle if village and town are not wiped out of existence in the southern and southwestern parts of Ohio. The storm is moving south or east. '"Please give great publicity to an ap- fital for help. My judgment is that there ias never been such a tragedy in the history of the republic. "Columbus is the center of all activi ties in behalf of the stricken cities. Every hour has apparently been filled with an accumulation of dramatic cir cumstances. "Piteous appeals have been made by men who are surrounded by water and confronted by the approaching conflag ration in the city of Dayton. Every human energy has been exerted to give relief and yet the measure of assistance has leen comparitively small. It is my belief, however, that by daylight to-morrow those imprisoned in the business sec tion of Dayton ran be relieved. "The day began by a storm sign.il from the weather bureau advising rise in tne waters of the .Muskingum river. All the towns along this source were advised. Before noon the situation as sumed a critical aspect at Zanesville and the historic 'Y' bridge was blown up with dynamite. The los of life in Canesville is un certain because all telephone communi cation ceased at noon. Marietta cannot lie reached, hut it is safe to a s mi me that the same devastating reult at Zanes ville was carried on to Marietta. "A flood situation developed in the Maumee and Sandtinky valleys in north western Ohio, but the damage to lite and proprty was nothing compared with that in the south. "In many re-pects the Dayton situn.- tinn a rholilttdv mitiirait n9r-all.1l TI1.1 citv is unable t send to the out side j 'V''"''? world inr accurate idea of t'.ic real lo-s. are huddled in churches and public school buildings, and there ia danger of these collapsing. "Three babies were born in one church this afternoon. One was born in a boat while its mother was being conveyed to saieiyT. j ne rain was pouring in torrents at the time, and ' the mother had been for six hours or more with out necessary, aid. Such scenes are common. "There is a school building said to con tain (HMl persons, and indications were that it would collapse in a short time. Two men seen using a pleasure boat to view the scene had to be pressed into rescue service by the police at the point of shotguns. "People are being transferred to safety as rapidly as possible with the limited means at hand. Fanners and other for miles around are trying to prevail upon rescued ones to go to the rescuers' homes, but in most eases families are split up and the members picked up refuse to leave until all have, been rescued. "The National Cash Register company has hands at work making boats and collins and has ordered 500 coffins from Cincinnati. The beautiful steel high school building is a wreck '.Many buildings in a portion of the downtown section were destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. The fire seems to have subsided considerably with heavy rain this afternoon. Many persons were mvi-ii jumping irom root to root. Jndi cations are there will be much loss o lite betore enough help arrives to ge these to places of safety. "A relief committee w hich met on the north side of Dayton this afternoon re ported that 500 are dead and 10.000 homeless. Many dead bodies were float ing past. J here is great danger of the spread ot disease. J he river has been steadily tailing all afternoon." Testimony Introduced in Effort to Break the Will. Burlington. March 2". That tho Rev. Alonzo Chase of Richmond wa anxious to be present "when the. old lady," (Mean ing Mrs. Caroline Sherman), "turned up her toes," olfered in county court yester day by I. W. J latch in the will contest case in which a number f disinherited nieces and nephews of Mrs. Sherman are seeking to break the will of 'Mrs. Sher man in which she. bequeathed her entire property to Mr. Chime. Mr. ilatch testified that Mr. Chase had often expressed to him that he (Chase), might be out of town when Mrs. Sher man "turned up her toe" and had left orders that he was to be notified at once it the toe turning process began while he was absent. The notification was to be sent to Mr. Chase, according to Mr. Hatch, before any physician was notified. Mr. Hatch said that this re mark of Mr. Chase "got on his nerves" and had been "on his nerves" ever since, lie and Mrs. Hatch were caring for Mrs. Sherman in Richmond at the time, these remarks by Mr. Chase wero alleged to have lieen made. Kisses from Chase that made Mrs. Sherman ."feel not niore than seventeen again" were also mentioned in the tes timony by Mr. ilatch. The witness said he had chilled Mr. Sherman tiecause she sat up late at night playing cards with the minister and sue had replied "that there was a magnetism in the cards when Chase played them," and the witness said she had once added: "When he kisses me on the lips it makes me find a if I was young again not more than seventeen years old." The witness said that it whs custom ary for Mrs. Sherman and Mr. Chase to sit tip late'plHV ing cards, sometimes as late as mid-night. Mr. Chase would oft en remain all niglit, the witness said, occupying a room upstairs which hd been reserved for his use. At other t'mies he slept on a lounge in the sitting room near the room occupied by Mrs. Sherman. Caroline Switt. a step-meee of .Mrs. Sherman, told of letters she had received from Mrs. Sherman in which the latter had told her that her relatives had pro tested against Mr. Chase being at the house and plaving cards with her. Her relatives thought she should have a guardian, she wrote. In another letter Mrs. Sherman told of having signed a not of $300 for the Hatches just after she came out of a linking spell and that Mr. Chase had ad viI her that the Hatches had taken an unfair advantage of her. Miss Swift testified that she thought the letters were childish and that from what she knew of Mrs. Sherman's con fidence in Mr. Chase, etc., and other per sonal knowledge of Mrs. Sherman, the hitter's mind was unbalanced. ... During Mrs. Sherman' declining years there were many pfrsons who tried from time to time to care for Mrs. Sherman. Among these was Mrs. Sarah Sherman, who testified to tie card playing sessions and said that Mrs, Sherman was in clined to take Mr. Chases' advice on .ill subjects in preference to advice given 'jy others The witness said that Mrs. Sherman sold her a place for $I.O(lo. She said thst Mis. Sherman claimed "the plae "ws really worth $1,900 but she was knocking off $A00 as a gift. The witness said that the place was worth only $1,000. Mrs. Sherman's mind, she said, "was not what it ought to have been," but she ad mitted that Mrs. Sherman was capable of looking pretty sharply after her own interests. PENN. CITIES UNDER WATER Flood Area Is Extending Also to Wheeling, West Virginia AT LEAST SCORE DEAD ; MILLIONS IN RUIN Worst Flood Situation in the History of Wheeling Is Reported Pittsburg,-Pa., March 27. At least a score of lives have . been sacrificed in the floods of western and northern Penn sylvania and in portions of western Pennsylvania the property loss w ill reach $3,000,00(1. Sharon and Newcastle are under water at some points fifteen feet deep. W heeling, V. Va., is practically isoiaieu aim is contronted with the worst flood situation in its history, with the Ohio river rising. There were six fatalities. In Wheeling, ten are known to be dead. UP TO SECOND STORY. Telephone Operator at Zanesville, 0., Said He Was Leaving in a Boat. Sharon, Pa., March 27. Telephone communication between this city and Zanesville, ().," was broken this morning. The operator said he was leaving the ex change in a fioat, the water being up to tne second story. Conditions are growing worse. INDIANA'S FLOOD LOSS. WATER SETS BACK 60TH ANNIVERSARY ESTIMATES OF DEAD REACHED 3,262 Half a Million People Made Homeless and Damage of $100,000,000 Done In Two States. Chicago, .March 27. Three thousand persons may have perished in the deluge which swept the northern half of the Ohio river valley Tuesday and WVdn... uay. j rotiabiy half a million people were made homele-s by the flood in In diana and Ohio and property damage in both states will be at least .I00,0oo,- 00(1. These figures were compiled from re ports received here from various points in the stricken districts. Further re ports may increase the number of dead, but it is unlikely that any decrease in financial loss will be made. An additional horror was reported from Dayton. Fire there which seemed widespread and uncontrollable in view of the paralysis of the water plant, prob- uiy DioiiKiii norrioie acaui to many who sought to escape drowning by climb ing to upper floors of buildings. Fol lowing are revised estimates of the dead: Ohio. Da ton 2.0 Of Mr. and Mrs. Philo Towle of Duxbury Observed Yesterday. Waterbury, March 27. In the town hall in Duxburv yesterday afternoon was celebrated the sixtieth wedding anniver sary ot .Mr. and Airs. I'lnio lowle. Total Deaths Will Reach 125 and Per haps More, Indianapolis, Ind., March 27. The most conservative reports from through out the state estimate the loss of life from the flood not fewer than 125, while persistent statements trom various points indicate that more than that num ber may have perished in the high wa ter. There is none to attempt even a guess at the property damage. The small army of relief workers through out the state are without the aid of any public service in most of the eities. Communication established with C.011- nersville brought definite information that at least 40 persons perished in Htookville, Franklin county, during Mon day night in the flood caused by the conflux there of the swollen branches of the Whjtewater river. Less reliable despatches from the same region declare that the smaller towns ot .Metmora, Ce dar Oove and Trenton are swept away completely Advices from Peru sent by telephone through South Bend say that 12 bodies were recovered from a single house there and insist that the largest death fig ures for that city are not exaggerated Peru is the most completely demoralized city in the great flood districts in In diana, but Fort Wayne, Logansport, La fayette and lerre Haute have experi enced loss of life and great property damage, with practically all public serv ices destroyed in each of these places. Indianapolis has a certain loss of life in the western part of the city from the great flood expanses along hite river. About fifty old friends and neighbors jand an inestimable property damage in Piqua Delaware .. Middlctown Hamilton North Dayton reported a 1ms of l'0 ' 'rpanoc lives. Later preci-oly the uni' sit it.- j ' tion wa, rprrted fm'm Rivrrdalr. Wc-t I r n m,,nt !yton was almost completely under . faltering ... water and huc in Kdjimont. a rci-Men- j tial ectinn. were so deep in the n"rd I l0"' that great destruction to life and prop- j erty certainly eninsl there. On the Peru high lands of South Park anJ Fjt Day- ewrtie ... ton pokets were developed and people j L fa Jet te ... were drowned in apparent elevation j Ind.anapolis where it would (w'm naturally irnpo-! dde i!e .. b!e. The wtr at Ki'tH and IJrr n : N uttering ... trwt. whvh it 2" or ."! f t 'khi ',? , fimti"ti in t'e f.o!ii iHitioii. i l.:- j Total J rte.f t ! 0 fei-t l-p. I "At ti.i time a mr wui ani turbu-1 Oiaci total ;4n I'KI IM ."HI 12 3 ."HI II 2''i Indiana. l.-n 3 14 gathered to do honor to this couple, who, w ith the exception of sixteen years lived in Moretown, have always resided in Duxburv. Philo Towle was born in Duxbury Hi years ago the 22d day of last February, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Towle. Josiah Towle, the grand father of Philo Towle, lived in the brick farmhouse down the river, now owned by the Consolidated Lighting Co. In that original farm as bought by him in 1779 were also those now occupied by M. V. B. Havden and F.dgar II. Morse) practi cally all forest at that time. Hannah Morse, daughter of Mrs. Wal ter Morse and granddaughter of John Morse, was born on Scrabble hill 82 years ag yesterday. They were married in Stow by Rev. C. C. Iternell and went to keeping house on Turner hill. Never having any children of their own, they made a great deal of their three neph-, ews. all of whom are living: Fred Towle of Peterboro, X. H Elmer Towle of Ster ling, Mass., Mnd Jesse Towle of St. Al bans. Jesse Towle was present. Mr. Towle also has one Rister liviiiir. Mrs. Albert Lovejoy of Moretown. lesterdav afternoon passed very pleas antly with the playing of the old games, and a short program, consistiui; of speeches by Rev. W. K. Douglass and Kev. . I Hoicourt and .Indue Huntley-. flute solos by Miss Annie Dorothy Palm er; reciting of "An Old Sweetheart of Mine, by Miss Hazel Foss; and vocal solos by Mrs. B. R. Demeritt. The table of good things held two birthday cakes, one of them containing sixty candles. Oysters, doughnuts, cakes of" all kinds and coffee were served. Those in charge of the refreshment were Mrs. Alvin 'a nerd y. Mrs. D. D. Donovan. Mrs. Ed- warn (loooneari am .Mrs. John Weir; waitresses Miss Rose Carpenter. Mrs. rane, Mrs. Ai Morse and Miss Terrice Foss. - Mrs. E. F. Palmer, Jr, Entertained. Wednesday evening the I'tas club and other friends gave Mrs. F F. Palmer, jr.. a surprise at her home. The affair wa planned by her daughter. Mis Annie Palmer, who was axsistod by Mr. Ai More and Mis Terrice Fos." A pretty token of friendship wa left with Mri. Palmer. the most substantial residence districts through the overflow of Fall creek. Tho water fell rapidly in the latter district during the day, but there was no con sequential abatement 01 the Hood in West Indianapolis. Three distinct flood districts prevail throughout the state. Each is but a few miles wide, yet the waters are sweeping across the entire width of In diana. In the north all the towns and cities along the Wabash and its larger tributaries are affected; White river sweeps through central Indianapolis with Indianapolis tr greatest suiicrer, while Whitewater river drains a valley in thre middle southern por tion of the state where many towns and small cities have been afferted. Smaller streams through the valleys, all tributary to one or the other of the three principal rivers, are swollen and causing more or less damage. YOUNG MAN DROWNED AMID CAKES OF ICE And Is Flooding Several Cellars in Bus inefi Part of Barre. Swollen by the incessant rains of the past few days, Stevens' branch started out on ono of its periodic rampages to day and with its tributaries now threat ens to inundate the middle section of the city. Already stores and shops in the vicinity of Depot square have been visited by tho waters and the danger is said to be growing more threateninir. The branch is up to a mark much high er than its normal bank mark and un less thn rains abate, the overflow water which 1 backing up into Potash brook will cause a repetition of lat year's flood, when the whole of Depot square was submerged. Larly tins forenoon Manager M. S. Levin of the Union Clothing Co., went to the basement of hi store on Depot square to find ten inches of water on the floor and the depth growing creater. Summoning his clerks and outside assist ance, he began the work of removing many trunks and other articles to the lloor above. Before the cellar could be leared, the water had reached a depth of four feet. It receded but little dur- ng the forenoon. Because of the early iscovery ot conditions in the basement, Mr. Levin did not anticipate any se rious loss.' A few valuable trunks were soaked, but beyond that the damage was rivml. The basement will have to be horoughly renovated before it can again be used for storage purposes, however. In the Nichols building adjoining the nion store on the south, water rushed n with a volume hardly less threatening han that of hnster Sunday, 1912, when the entire basement of the block was nder water for several hours. Much f the stock in the south store of the basement, which is used as a display room for electrical fixtures, was stored on shelves at the time when the water came through the wall.-, so that the oss will be slight. Both the tenants of the Xichols building and the clothing store, however, are keeping a close watch on the water. Should the river continue rise, it is only a question of' time hen the water setting back into Potash brook will come up through to the sur face of the street. The brook is trans formed into a raging torrent, but little ppreliension is felt over any sudden rush of water from the hillsides, as was the rase last April. Other merchant along Main street have been put to much inconvenience by water-soaked basements. Cellars in the French blocks, the Reynolds hardware store, the Kendrick and Drown pharma cies and other places, are partially filled with water and the tenants believe that the situation remains menacing just so long as the heavy rains continue. At the Central Vermont station, the base ment floor was deluged in the. early forenoon and railroad employes were obliged to quit their labors in the freight rards to work in the station cellar. There, too, the prospects of bad losses and serious inconvenience lunge on the weather. Streams to the south and east which act as feeders for Stcveng' branch are said to be running level with high war. ter marks, everywhere in this section insignificant brooks of summer have been changed into small rivers and the dam age to highways can hardly be estimat ed. On Pike street last night water flowing underground wore a large hole in the road and a break in the water main was the result. " Superintendent Rey nolds of the water department had a gang of men working on the break a early as 10 o'clock last night. Both the street and water departments are working capacity forces in the sections damaged by water. $4,000 AWARD TO QUARRYIvnN Nicholas A Given Verx die v from Jones Bros. Co. AFTER 2 DAYS' TRIAL IN COUNTY COURT Suit Was Brought for In juries When Grout Fell on Workman After two days' trial, a verdict was returned in Washington county cour last evening for Xicholas Lacasso, a quarryman, to recover $4,000 and costs from Jones Bros. Co. for injuries sus tained at the defendant's qnarrv in Barr on April 30, 1!)I2. Lacasso w'as work-' ing in the bottom of the quarry wheti some loose stone fell a ditance of fif teen feet, striking him in the left sid and injuring his left arm so severely that it was practically incapacitated. 1 The trial was started in court on Tuesday following the M00 vcrdid awarded Miss Xora Adams from Charlet W. Averill for injuries received when she wa run down by the defrndant" automobile in Barre last summer. Tha taking of testimony was completed 'yes terday morning, and the arguments 'ana the judge's charge were made vesterdai afternoon. Attorneys J. Ward Carve and S. Hollister Jackson appeared for the plaintiff and John W. Gordon ana Fred L. Laird argued tha case for tho defendant, while X. F. Ilesseltine of Bos ton also appeared in the case for the dc-i fense. The case was given to the jury at 5:10 o'clock and the verdict for th defendant was returned shortly before 0 o'clock. L. J. MEAD'S DEATH. BREAKS ITS BOUNDS. Connecticut River Goes on a Rampage at Woodsville. MAYOR GAYJJ0R RETRACTS. Charles Lackey Ventured Onto Lake Champlaio in a Canoe Yesterday Afternoon and the Canoe Was Capsized. Highgatc Spring. March 27. With cake of floating ice about him and weighed down by clothing and heavy rubber boot. Charles Ijickey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Ijickey, was drowned in Lake Champlain yesterday afternoon at 3:40 o'clock, within a short distance of the shore. , Lackey started out in a canoe and w hen hardly out to deep water the canoe I capsized and Lackey went into the water. He came up and caught hold of the canoe, and his father on shore called to hi 111 to keep hold and he would soon have belt). The elder Lackey ran for help and wa soon back; but his son wa nowhere to be seen. The voune man could swim, but it is thought the weight of hi clothing and his, boot made it impossible for him to help himself. He was 30 years of ape. PRESS EXT0RTI0.1 CHARGE. Woodsville. X. H., March 27. The Con necticut river, re-enforced at this point by the Ammonoosiic and Wells rivers, which has been steadily rising for the last four days, left its channel yester day afternoon in two places and flooded the meadows between the lower road to Xorth Haverhill and the river, and rendered the road itself impassable for wo miles between the Cottage hospital and this village. It is still rising. The residences of Mrs. Ada La mare, Mr. (Jreeney. Joseph Foshey, Mrs. 1 A. Heath, Frank Milliken and J. II. Har rigan, in South Court street, are partly submerged. The high water ia causing great dam age to the Woodsville Aqueduct company plant on the Ammonoosiic, rising to within a few inches of the fire box of the engine operating the pumps for the public supply. A force is constantly pumping the water from the ash pans by band. Occurred at His Home on Maplewooi, Avenue Last Night. Lyman J. Mead died at his home oa Maplewood avenue last night at 1I.-4U o'clock after a short confinement to tho house, although he had been in poor, health for over a year. Besides his wife he leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John. R. Mead, of Barre Town and one sister, Mrs. Charles Kobie of East Barre. Mr Mead was a well know n truckman ia this city and had resided here for tweu-' ty-six years. Earlier in his business career he. .conducted a store, afterwards a lunch room and was at one time an ex tensive dealer in real estate. The deceased was born in Corinth, September 17, lStiii. , His marriage 19 Miss Carrie Turner took place in Mont. pelier in 1880. He was a member of Hiawatha lodge, Xo. 20, I. O. O. F., and attended the Methodist church. He also belonged to the local union, Xo. 2(1, In ternational Brotherhood of Teamsters and took an active interest in its wel fare. 1 Funeral services will be held at th house Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, The remains will be interred in Hope cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted. STOVE WAS BLOWN UP. Cause of the Occurrence in Norman York's House Is Uncertain, Sounds of an explosion coming from a tenement on West street attracted at tention of passersby and neighbors at 8 o'clock this morning and caused them to rush to the house of Xorman York at Xo. 27. where they found the kitchen stove badly wrecked and the occupant of the house not a little disconcerted. Mr. York was away at the time and Mrs. York was in the kitchen doing soma ironing. One end of the ironing board rested on the stove, and it is considered remarkable that the woman was not hurt. The explosion heaved the stove apart, shattered windows in the kitchen and cupboard and damaged fragile articles in the room. The cause of the explosion is not settled. Mrs. York stated she had put some old stuff in the stove, in eluding some cigar boxes. One of the The highway between here and Bath I people who rushed to the house expressed is under five feet of water at the liar rows. The condition on the Vermont side of the Wells river is fully as bad. The road to Xewbtiry is blocked with water and ice, and the B. & M. pas senger train due at Wells River at tt o'clock last night was marooned between Xewbury and that place on account of the washout. s OVER ITS BANKS. White River Breaks Over and the Con necticut Is High. White River Junction, March 27. Flood conditions prevail here in both the Connoctieut and the V?iitc rivers. though the height reached does not quite equal that of last vear, when the water rose nearly tn feet 111 twenty-four hours and stood at 23 feet on the gauges. At the railroad bridge across the Con- the opinion that one of the cigar boxes may have contained cartridges, unknown to Mrs. York as the thrust them into the fire. The explosion also started quite a blaze in the kitchen, but the fi.ra was soon extinguished. WATER HINDERS QUARRYING. His And Alderman Cauaa Withdraws Suit for Libel New York. March 27. Alderman Hnry II. :rrn' lilwl suit aeint Mjvor ;vnor for loo,Mt di-n- tinued this afternoon. Ws Mavor ;rnor piiMii'y withdrew hi previous I'ei-d intimation in a letter given to the nem pp.-r. tht Mr. ( nrrn had prti. ip-ic4 in grsit re.-.urd fr inn ilrn-- owTwr, ot new tand in I l:m j ni-tri. t. Mr. i':in and ti.e mm irbnk 'lin.i, in tie iuimi vftV va tie So That Demand for Stock Cannot Be Met. The continued rain is interfering with quarrying operations on Millstone hill as the accumulation of water in the quarry pits has made it necessary to suspend work during the greater part of the week. This situation is worss because just at this time the quarry owners are having a big demand for stock. It is aid that they have not bfen abb to keep up with the demand of the manufacturers this week. Ono onariv oneiator said today that if th necuciu, mum 01 so.. was rescuea ai (rain continu-s. some ot the manutaetur 8 o'clock yesterday morning, coming upjtn plant will have to suspend work from 14.5 Tuesday morning. At 4 p. m. Ibiis,e thev cannot crt stock. 1 -r -.1 . 1 . .. i j 1 . 1 s - 1 urwiii v ruowfM a lll'l'lil 01 Itt" feet. The White banks in places. river is over its CONDITIONS BAD IN RUTLAND. Flood Water Is Said to be the Highest Ever Known. B. T. Howland Alleged to Have Secured H.000 from Mrs. Wheldon. Rutland. March 2. Benjamin T. Howland tf Brandon wa arraigned he fore Judge F. M. Butler in Rutland count v court yesterday afternoon on an information fiW by Mate's Attorney H. L. Stafford of this city, charting extor tion of from Mr. F. II. W he Id on of Brandon, wife of a wealthy con tractor. The cwp!int alh-ijr that Howland made hi lmnd for roorwy lw- - . K flatm.! hjt I n undu!v r ' intm.ato mth Mr. heljon and t hr.-at-j The fire d-rtmi'r.t , l,e'rn-i to r.rvii'ste storns a!nrt bcr. Ho- to tiw fiir Ibv',w h TRAINS MADE DETOUR Boston & Maine Service Sent Over Cen tral Vermont via Montpelier. Because of a wa-hout on the Boston & Maine railroad between White River dilution and Xenbury. a northbound ncm:T train over tne division was Rutland, March 27. Flmxl condition hep? today were the wor-t ill the tii-ifr.i . return lt eienimr to Wilt ivtv 01 me cut inn iner wai danger. 1 tie Imttendcn lower com pany's dam ten mile et of th city ha cauod many familie to move in Chittenden village to higher ground. Trolky traffic tn the suburban lines is at a standstill, and train have hern unable to run on the Rutland division of tl IV-lswsre llnd-on River ri!rnal. n-d o'it here hwse h"inr ar? the city and there was Mine I R,er Jllm tin ,rom th,t ,WMBt and wa run over the Central Vermont railroad into Montrwher and then over the Mont pIier 4 Wei' River railroad to Wells River, where it am resumed it north ward journey. Weather ForecaiL Ram. turning t tiw to-night ; nl ict UcJ u ttfixanied. vu Wattr stmt, alvrg the Last cmk. in rrmort. rrmay, iair with shilling galea. iid colder, !