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VOL. XVII NO. 114.
BARRE, VERMONT, TUESDAY, JULY 29, 1913. PRICE, ONE CENT. CIVILIANS FIGHT TROOPS Street Fighting Last Night In Various Places in Portugal. REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVITY PREVAILS Lisbon Censor Refused to Pass Associated Press ; Despatch. Paris, July 2!). Dispatches from Por tugal, reecived by way of the Spanish frontier to-day, indicate that great revo lutionary activity prevails in Portugal, and it is reported that the last move ment planned in Lisbon and Oporto may break out at any moment. It is also reported from the same source that serious ' street fighting occurred last night in various places between troops and civilians. The censor in Lisbon re fused to allow the cabling of an Asso ciated Press dispatch, stating that a band of revolutionists had attempted to rush the barracks of an infantry regi ment in order to rescue the people im prisoned. The civilians were repulsed by troops, after an exchange of shots. UHLAN WENT MILE IN 1:394 TIME All Marks for Michigan Tracks Were Lowered at Grand Rapids Yester day by the Famous Black Gelding. Grand Rapids, Mich., July 29. Before a great crowd and with ideal weather the inauguration , yesterday of Grand Rapids' third annual circuit raee meet ing was featured by the breaking of two records. Foremost of these was the lowering by IThlan, driven by trainer Doc Tanner, of all marks for Michigan tracks. Billings' great black gelding was started to lower the Conistock track trotting record of 2:064,' established by Dudie Archdale two years ago. He not only did this with ease but also bettered by three seconds the state record of 2:03. In the third and deciding heat of the 2:05 pace, the Giftline stake, Longworth B lowered the season's race record to 2.02Wi. Longworth B took this event in straight heats. Walter Cochato, the favorite, failed to show better than third and that in the final heat. At the con elusion of the program it was announced that Walter Corhato and Driver Legg were suspended for 12 days. Grattan Royal, favorite took the 2;15 pace in straight heats. The Hollyrood sisters, Kate and Ber that proved themselves the class of the field in the Northrop stake for three-vear-old trotters in the 2:16 class, hav ing a little race all to themselves at the finish of each of the two heats necessary to a decision, McDonald's charge beating out Dodge's when it came to the brush. The 2:18 trot brought to light two new 2:10 trotters in Creosote, winner of the first heat in 2:O0U and Grand Mar shal, winner of the three subsequent Heats, an in z:us and a traction. CHINESE REBELS FIRE ON SHANGHAI PROF. CHAS. F. MARVIN NEW WEATHER CHIEF Appointed To-day By President Wilson To Succeed Willis L. Moore, Who Was Recently Removed. Washington, D, C, July 20. Professor Charles F. Marvin has been selected for chief of the weather bureau, succeeding Willis L. Moore, who was recently re moved. Professor Marvin is now chief of the instrument division and was ap pointed to tihe old Signal Service in 1884 President Wilson probably will send the nomination to the senate this week. VANDERBILT CAR HITS SMALL BOY. Tenderly Cares for Child Until Ambu lance Hurries Him to Hospital. Newport, R. I., July 20. Kneeling in the dust of John street, yesterday Mrs. Elsie French Vanderbilt pillowed in her lap the head of 4-year-old Edward Con tiell, who had been struck and knocked unconscious by her heavy touring car. It was with the greatest difficulty that John Flynn, her chauffeur, and bj'stand ers, induced her to let them carry the boy into a nearby drug store. Mrs. Vanderbilt was being driven up John street, when the boy ran in front of te car. He reecived a concussion of the brain and is on the dangerous list at the Newport hospital. ATROCIOUS PLOT ALLEGED. Against Trailers of 10th Cavalry From Fort Ethan Allen. Harrisburg, Pa., July 29. Samuel Franklin alias Samuel Ware, and Edward Loud, alleged leaders of white slave a gents who, in company with women of questionable character, are declared to have trailed the 10th United States col ored cavalry on its march from Vermont to Virginia, were arrested here late yes terday. The authorities say the men are re sponsible for the most atrocious white lave plot the government shas had to deal with in many years. PLAINFIELD It Is Suspected They Are Deliberately Turning Guns on Foreign Legations. Shanghai, .July 29. After two nights of quiet, firing was resumed here at 9 o'clock last night. Sheila Durst over me bandstand in the foreign settlement and a Portuguese boy received mortal in juries and other foreigners had narrow escapes. It is suspected that the rebels are deliberately training their guns on the foreign settlement in revenge for the Shanghai volunteers having disarmed 300 soldiers and 12 officers at Chapel Satur day. , Panic prevails among the Chinese, crowds oi whom are nocking' into the foreign settlement from the native city. All the boundaries of the settlement are constantly patrolled by foreign detach ments. ' Two thousand rebels started a fierce attack , on the arsenal. The -govern ment warship shelled tle rebel position, but manv of the she Is fell in the for eign settlement. The firing on both sides continued intermittently for three hours, The northerners are holding their ground. W sung has not vet been bombarded although the foreign consuls were warned that the warships would open against the torts. - Tihe Japanese admiral, who is the ranking officer of the foreign, fleet, re fuses to allow anv bluejackets to enter Chapel to aid the volunteers on the ground that he does not desire to march troops into Chinese territory. London, July 23, The opinion is con fidently expressed, savs The Times' Pe- kin correspondent, that the revolution aries are already hopelessly beaten. From all the provinces which were supposed . 4 j i . i . x : - to Jiave joineu in ine movement agniimi President Yuan bhi Jvai protests have come declaring lovaltv on the part of certain high officials and their cities. No southern reinforcements are yet known to have left Canton. A small rising is reported on the Han river. Ihe province of Hu-Feh is said toi favor the south, but Wu Chang re mains firm and it would seem that only some totally unexpected development can prevent the early and complete success of the government troops. American Boat Shelled. Pekin, Julv, 2D. Roger S. Greene, the American consul general at Hankow, in telegram to the legation here, savs that a standard Oil Co. boat and a Brit ish boat have been fired upon near Jo how. on the lansr Tse river in the nrov nee of Hunan. This would indicate that the troops in that province are rebel lious. It is notable that although, the maritime province of the Kiang is sur rounded by rebellious provinces, it still remains loval to the government. Rear Admiral Reginald F. Nicholson, commander of the I'nited States Asiatic fleet, who is proceeding up the Yang Tse river on the cruiser Saratoga, telegraphs the legation here that the situation at Ku Ling has been relieved by the de parture of the rebels. , Amos P. Wilder, American consul, gen eral at Shanghai, has advised the lega tion that American volunteers are par ticipating with other foreigners in guard ing the foreign settlements there. The diplomatic body. in. Pekin met yes terday and agreed to fulfil the retjuest of the Chinese government that Chinese be no longer permitted to reside within tihe legation quarter was established. The government fears that plotters or assassins might lodge in the hotel. A number of members of Parliament belonging to the Two Ming Tang party, the radical revolutionary party in China, have departed from Pekin. Those re maining will absent themselves from the Senate, where they have a majority, and prevent the confirmation of Hsiung Hsi Ling as premier. Hsiung Hsi Ling, wiho is a former minister of finance, is the nominee of President Yuan Shi Kat for the premiership. The diplomatic corps has refused the Chinese government's request for per mission to search foreign ships and for eign residences and to court martial for eigners caught within the: Chinese mili tary lines. There is much filibustering going on and there are persistent reports that Japanese officers are aiding the rebels. Vice-President Li Yuen Heng, in an in terview, is quoted as having said that j Japanese concessionaires paid $o,000,000 for mining and other rights in the prov ince of Hunan and that with this money the rebels financed the present uprising- FEAR FAMINE AWAITS SOFIA Last Connecting Link of Railroads Has Been Cut By Servians BULGARIA HAS ASKED ROUMANIAN AID Wants to Reopen the Line Between Varna and Sofia. Belgrade, Scrvia, July 29. The in vestment of Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, is complete, the last connecting link of railway having been cut by the Servian troops. Bulgarian forces concentrated in Sofia, as well as the inhabitants of the capital, are threatened with famine and the Bulgarian governmenf has asked Koumania to open the railroad line be tween Varna on the Black sea and Sofia, in order that provisions may be brough into the city, it is expected Koumania will consent. GROUND TO DEATH UNDER COAL CAR Peter Pratt of Burlington, Head Brake man For Rutland Railroad, Was Victim There Yesterday. Burlington, July 29.- Peter Pratt of 61 Bissell street, head brakeiiia-n m the Rutland railroad freight yard, was fa tally injured yesterday when he slipped or was thrown from the front of a coal car and was run over. He died a few hours later at the Mary Fletcher hos pital, where he was taken with all the despatch the ambulance could summon. Pratt was engaged in switching about the yard when the accident happened. The engine was pushing some cars south and Pratt was on the forward end of the first car. One opinion as to the cause of the accident is that he attempted to jump and run to a nearby switch. Stephen Shanks was an eye witness and thinks that Pratt's foot slipped on the wet wood. At anv rate, he fell on his side with his left leg and a part of his body on the track. According to other witnesses Pratt was in the act of set ting, up a brake on a coal car when the cog of the brake slipped out of place and he wm thrown under the moving train by the sudden recoil. The wheel ot the car crushed the leg almost completely off and took a part FIRE RAGED IN DEATH TRAP One Woman Burned Death in New York j Early Today to TWO OTHER PERSONS ALSO BADLY BURNED There Were Many Spectacu lar Rescues in China town. , SOLD MORTGAGED HORSE. New ifork. Julv 29. A ramshrurkl tenement in the Chans town district of of the abdomen so that the intestines I the city wws the trap in which one worn WATSON WON'T FIGHT AGAINST REMOVAL Accepts Action of Gov. Fletcher, Al though His Friends Urge Him To I Contest It. Thus far, Governor Fletcher has main tsined almost complete silence regarding the state public service commission caused by his summary removal o Charles I). Watson of St. Albans, chair man of the commission, and the rewig nation of G. H. Babbitt of Bellows Falls It is understood that W. R, Wlarner of Vergennes, the third member of the com mission, has received no invitation to re sign other than the general invitation issued to the members of the commis sion bv Governor Fletcher when the re port of the special commission was made on the telephone investigation. The removal of Charles D. Watson was due partly to that investigation and partly to other causes. There is. a great deal of discussion among the lawyers of the state wheth er (governor Fletcher had the authority to remove Chairman Watson when Mr. Watson refused to resign. It is under stood, though, that Mr. Watson intends to make no contest over the matter and will accept the act of the governor, al though his friends have urged him to fight the removal. The friends urge him to contest the removal on the ground that no charges were made and that the official was not given a chance to state his case. . : TWO MEN, ARRESTED. As Suspects in Rutland and Burlington Robberies. ' JUDGE T. C. O'SULLIVAN DIED THIS MORNING Prominent New York City Man Who Was Born in Winooski, Vt. He Was Made Knight of St. Gregory. Spring Lake, N. J., July 29. Thomas C. O'Sullivan, a judge of the court of general sessions in New York City, died at his summer home here about 12:40 o'clock this morning. He had suffered from a nervous breakdown aggravated by stomach trouble. His family was at his bedside. Judge O'Sullivan in 1908 was made a Knight of St. Gregory by the Pope in recognition of his religious and charit able work. He was born in Winooski, Vt- in 1860. His term on the bench was to expire in 1919. UNCLE SAM'S BIG FORESTS PAYING A promenade and dance will be giv en in the opera house hall Friday even ing fr.m 8 lo li. Good music and light refreshments. Admission 50e per couple; spectators 1.5c. Miss Grace Dillon of Merchant street left yesterday for Burlington, where she jrill spend several days with relatives,. Receipts for Year $2,500,000, Exclusive of $4,000,000 Contracts. Washington, July 29. The Govern ment, is beginning to make the national forests pay for the money which has been expended in conserving them. Dur ing the fiscal year just closed, the re ceipts from the forests, according to figures just prepared, amounted to al most J2.500.000, the business having surpassed that of any previous year. 1 tie appropriation for forest service work during the year was about $..;00, OOO. In addition to the receipts men tioned, however, contracts totalling $4,000 000 were entered into for the sale of timber to be cut either at once or in later years. Where large bodies of tim ber are involved, these sale contracts permit the cutting to extend over a number of years. . Thirty-five per cent, of the years' gross receipts, or more than $00,0(10, according to law, goes to the benefit of the states in which the forests are situated for - schools and roads. Burlington, July 29. Yesterday morn ing about three o'clock Police Officers llanlon and Barry arrested two men who had stolen a ride on the early morn ing freight from Rutland and who be- are believed to be connected with at least one robbery. The men are Frank Dekay, aged 32, of Hurleyville, N. Y., and Edward McCarthy, aged 30, of Hol- yoke, .Mass. I hey were arrested on not ification of the Rutland police, who be lieve they are implicated in the robbery of a traveling salesman at the Holland house. The robbery at the Holland house was committed Sunday evening and the methods used closely resemble those em ployed at the robbing of George Stevens at Flanders' garage. The room of the traveling salesman was entered by means of a fire escape and while asleep he was closely bound bv sheets and gagged with a handkerchief. He was then relieved of his roll. About ten o'clock he was discovered by some friends and the police wore then notified. The officers got track of Dekay , and McCarthy and traced them to the 'rail road yards. Upon receiving the notifi cation the Burlington police established a sharp lookout and the wanted men were located in an empty car. Although Stevens cannot swear with i certainty that the two men are those who robbed him, he is almost sure of it. After an inspection of one man he is almost on the point of vouching that he is one of the gang who visited him. JM kay admits going through Burlington Friday night or,Naturday morning. He says that he jumped freights from Rous es Point to Rutland in search of work. He is a locomotive trainman and Mc Carthy is a stationary engineer, accord ing to their stories. When searched, they had five cents apiece and a quantity of tobacco. They are dressed about like train men. Both men will be held for the present, pend ing the arrival of word from Rutland. ay exposed. He. was then dragged along the track, feet first, until in front of the office of the Citizens' Coal Co., when Eng:neer Curtis, who wa in, charge o the engine, succeeded in bringing the tram to a stop. When Shanks reached Pratt's side, the latter was conscious and asked if both his legs were gone. Shanks told him that they were not, in order to induce him to keep up hope, but Pratt Insisted that they were. AS soon as possiDie, Shanks dragged him from underneath the train and called for someone to sum mon the ambulance with alt speed Pratt's left leg was hanging by a strip of skin. His other leg was out to some extent and the left arm was broken, The blood was flowing out at a terrific rate and it was evident the man could not live long. Pratt also complained of his back. The ambulance was brought down to the scene n eight minutes. No physician could be obtained, in spite of the efforts made, and w am bulance was run as fast as the horses could stand it, to the hospital. Pratt showed wonderful nerve and retained consciousness until nearly the end. His wife was sent for and arrived in time to spend over an hour with him in hi eonscious moment. She was at his bed side when he died. Pratt was about 25 yesrs of age and had been employed for a number of years by the railroad. His people are all rail road men and his father died while work ing on the Central Vermont, only a few months ago. A wife and two children survive him. lie was a menioer 01 C-hamnian . aerie. Fraternal Order Eagles, and of the Brotherhood of Jraan men. TOSSED BY ENGINE ; BUT ESCAPED DEATI Fred Greeno of Rutland Had Remark able Escape Yesterday Afternoon When He Drove on Track. Rutland, July 29. An escape from in stant death occurred at the so-called Temple crossing on West street yes terdav afternoon at three o'clock when Fred Greeno was hurled from his wagon, his body flying many feet in the air and finally landing on the pilot of the en gine which collided with his wagon. The train was an incoming passenger train on the Delaware A Hudson railroad and Mr. Greeno was returning from Proctor where he had delivered a load of lumber. The two horses were killed instantly. The engine pilot struck the heavy wagon at the front wheels and Mr. Gree no was lifted into the air. landing on the front of the engine. The train was in charge of Conductor Thomas (arrigan of this city and the engineer was Joseph Lenty, also of Rutland. . Mr. (.reena was able to walk and he did not want to go to the hospitaL After his wounds were dressed at the office of one of the railroad surgeons, he was re moved to No. 114 Franklin street. . It is probable,-however, that he will be taken to the Rutland hospital. Attending physicians stated last night that he was suffering from a concussion of the brain, a scalp wound, a badly in ured Inn and numerous bruises, lhe railroad men claim the whistle had been sounded and that the bell was ringing. OVER 30 STATES REPRESENTED. VERMONT MAN INJURED. . C. Cummings Thrown Through Auto Windshield. Claremont, N. H., July 29. Principal A. C. Cummings of Stevens high school of this town is in a hospital at North Conwav, suffering from injuries receiv ed in an auto accident at Jackson vil lage. VY. H. Cummings received word yes terday that A. C. Cummings was en route to climb Mt. Washington and when passing through Jackson village the auto struck an iron bridge rail, throwing Mr. Cummings through the wind , shield, lacerating his face and body. He landed on a pile of rocks, in juring his leg. He had been stopping at Three Oaks camp on. Lake Ossipce. He was carried to a train so that he can reach his home in North Thetford, Vt. He is badly cut and bruised. His condition is considered serious. Weather Forecast. Generally fair to-night and Wednes day light to moderate .variable winds, At Insurance Commissioner. Conven tion in Burlington, Burlington. July 29.i-Representatives from more than 30 states in the union re gathered at the Van Ness house to attend the national convention of insur ance commissioners, who will hold ses sions until nriay night. I here are several from some states so that the entire number to visit Burlington, in eluding the ladies, will be about 150. This is the first convention of the kind ever held in Burlington and the affair is considered of much importance in the insurance world as the result of the deliberations usually -carry much weight in legislative matters, Governor Fletcher arrived at the Hotel Vermont last night to make the address of wel come at the meeting in the Van Ness house to-day. The two principal subjects to be con sidered at this meeting are the work ingman's compensation law and the regulations governing the qualifications and supervision of insurance agents. The insurance commissioners are inter ested in the workingmen'a compensa tion question because in most cases the working out of the problem comes down to a straight insurance proposition. The regulations governing agents is an im portant part of their work. The ob ject will be to do away with, as much as possible, the unscrupulous agent and to bring the licensing down to a finer point. This morning most of the time was ocupied with addresses of welcome etc.. and the afternoon was given par tially over to pleasure. To-day there are present delegates from Maine, . New Hampshire, Massa chusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Alnbama, Mississippi, Texas, California, Wyoming,' Idaho, I'tah, South Carolina, Maryland, Mon tana, Minnesota, W est Virginia, North Carolina, South Dakota, irginia. Wis an, the white wife of a Chinaman, wa burned to death, two other persons were badly burned and nearly titty others were threatened. The Dead: MRS. STEVEN LEE, aged 25 years, The Injured: STEVEN LEE, Chinese. FANNIE MILLER, a white girl. There were many spectacular rescues as there were nearly fifty persons asleep in the building when the Ore was dis covered. It was not. till after the fire had been extinguished that the body of Mrs. Lee was found. Her husband and the Miller girl were taken to the ho pital, where it was said they may die ot their burns, FOWXER BOY KILLED BY PLAYMATE Leslie Stevens, Aged 9, Waa Shot Yes terday, Weapon Being in Hands of Herbert Nugent It It Called An Accident, Fowler, July 29. Leslie Stevens, nine rear-old son of Mrs. May Stevens, was instantly killed yesterday by a rifle but let through the head, lhe snooting wa purely accidental, the firearm being in the. hands of Herbert Nugent, a com pamon of about the same age. - lhe two boys were playing about the porch of E. J. Brown's bouse and Joseph Brown, a son of Mr. Brown, who had been watching for hawks, laid the rifle upon the .floor of the porch. The Nu rent tad picked up the weapon and it supposed accidentally discharged it. Te ball passed through the Stevens bov's head. Frightened bv his act, the Nugent boy ran away, but was found by his parent near West Rutland yesterday afternoon ine youngster matting wc enure ai. tsnce on foot, running part of the way, rxlwmrd btevens, lather of the dead bov, died about two years ago. Leslie is survived by his mother, two brothers and four sisters. The funeral will be held at the Fowler chapel Wednesday morning at B o clock. MILITARY LEADER ASSASSINATED Gen. Abraham Perdomo Killed in San Salvador By Journalist Named Ar- turo Gome. San Salvador, July 29. General Abra ham Perdomo, known throughout Central America as a miuiary irnuer, was nub to-day in the principal square of the city bv a journalist named Arturo Gome. General Perdomo played a prominent part in last years revolution in ic aragua.'. RECEIVER APPOINTED. To Collect Rents, Etc, on "The Richard son" in Burlington. Burlington, July 29. The New York Life Insurance company has filed a peti- ion for foreclosure in chancery at the county clerk s office against Albert fc Richardson, asking for the appointment of a receiver to collect rents, etc., on The Richardson,' on the southeast cor ner of Church and Pearl streets, and the block immediately south of it. The in surance company holds a mortgage for 50,000 on the property, dated , May 1910, conditioned upon the payment of promissory note for that sura in May last. The note has not been paid. It was one of the conditions of the mort gage that in action of foreclosure the mortgage may apply for the appoint ment of a receiver. An order appointing George W. Marks receiver was filed, Mr. Marks giving bonds of $10,000. MASONIC TEMPLE DEDICATED. Large Attendance at Exercises Held in St. Johnsbury. St. Johnsbury, July 29 The new Ma sonic temple was dedicated to-day, there being a large crowd in attendance in pite of the disastrous storm of yester day. A banquet was served this noon, fter which there was a parade of twen ty commanderies through the principal streets of the village, ending before the new structure. The principal speaker of the day was harles H. Darling of Burlington and E. '. Weston of Fair Haven, grand master, as in charge of the ceremonies. The lodge opening was in charge of Pas- sumpsic lodge of this place. PLAN PAROCHIAL SCHOOL BIG DAMAGE BY RAINFALL Loss In St. JcVill , Runc'fiihous-ands A. C. Tashro Admitted It in Barre Jus tice Court To-day. A. C. Tashro, lately a resident of Woodbury and later still, a temporary sojourner in Hartford, was arraigned be fore Justice of the Peace H. W.- Scott in city court this forenoon on a charge of disposing of mortgaged property. Tashro was arrested by Deputy Sheriff A. M. Morrison, who carried a warrant issued from justice court on the com plaint of State's Attorney 4. Ward Carv er. The alleged offense was concerned with the disposal of a bay mare to one Joseph Chalifoux, also a resident of Woodbury. It was claimed by the state that the horse was encumbered when Tashro completed his negotiations with Chalifoux. The respondent pleaded guil ty to the technical charge and on the recommendation of the state's attorney, the case against him was continued for sentence pending a further examination into the circumstances ot the alleged sale. Through his attorney, E. R. Davis, William Moran of Kinney street, who was arrested Saturday on a breach of the peace charge, changed his plea, of not u": I .-a . "T" :TV i BV. Johnsbury, July 29.-As a result $5.68, which the respondent arranged to K tofrm Uat. n,ht 1 ,. ' . . ?-im, cut off from wire communication with STORM CONTINUED V FOR THREE HOURS Residences Were Flooded and Streets Washed Out llarry Gamble on a warrant issued from city court at the request of State's At torney Carver. It was alleged that Mor sn figured in some, kind of an alterca tion at hb home and that neighbors were much disturbed bv his actions. Patrick Hynes, a lanorer, came into court this morning and pleaded guilty to an intoxication charge, it being his first offense. The court imposed a fine of $.5 and costs amounting to $4.05. At last accounts, Hynes was unable to raise the money and it looked a good deal as though he would have to serve the al ternate sentence of ten days in the coun ty jail at Montpelicr. He was arrest ed on North Main street last night by Chief of Police Sinclair, after he had made tilings lively, if not amusing, for patrons of a moving picture house. John Kerr, the Montpelier men, who was arrested Saturday night, came back into court yesterday afternoon and de cided to plead guilty to a subsequent offense. The judge gave him a straight sentence of thirty days and an officer took him to Montpelier last night. Morris Guerin, the New Haven, Conn., boy who Was arrested last Friday on a double petit larceny charge, came back into court this rooming witaa his attor ney, R. A. Hoar. On an agreed state ment of facts, the boy was found guilty in the case charging him with stealing f3 from Mrs. Malmquist of Maple ave nue. Through his counsel, the lad took an appeal and furnished bail in the sum of $100 for his appeerance at the Sepi tember term of Washington county court. ' A second case in which the boy was charged with stealing a hand bag from Mrs. W. Jones of Central street was no! prossed. " .,t MRS. HESTER A. RICHARDSON. Passed Away Last Evening at the Home of Her Son, H. A. Richardson. Hester A. Richardson, widow of Victor Richardson and one of Barre's long-time and respected residents, died last even ing at 5:50 o'clock at the home of her son, Horace A. Richardson, 1 12 Summer street, having been taken seriously ill only'a few days ago. The cause of death was a general DreaKing aown oi neaiin. Mrs. Richardson was born in Orange on Dec. 10, 1843, being the daughter ot Horace and Hester Ann (Hubbard) ri- fleld. She spent her early life in that town and in June, 18fi9, she married Victor Richardson of West Corinth. Thev came to Barre in 18S8, residing on South Main street, and Mr. Richardson being engaged in business here. The latter died in 1904, and" shortly afterwards, Mrs. Richardson went to Montpelier to live, remaining there until two years ago. when she went to Chicago to be with her sister, Mrs. J. W. Hosmer. Last Jan uary she returned to Barre. and ihad made her home with her son on Summer street. She leaves her son and two sisters and one brother. The sisters are Mrs. Jen nie Howe of Montpelier and Mrs. J. W. Hosmer of Chicago, and the brother is George H. Fifield of Winona, Minn. Mrs. Richardson was an adherent of the I ni- ersnlist church and she was a member of the Bsstern Star lodge of this city. She was held in high esteem by a large number of acquaintances in Barre and vi cinity. The funeral will be held from the home of her son, 112 Summer street, Wednesdsy afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. nd the interment will be in the family lot in Elmwood cemetery. Mrs. Effie K. M. Jones will seist at the funeral. the outside world, the wires being down and the railroad lines being tied up. It was late to-day before the effects of th storm were overcome. A strange freak of lightning is report ed Irom East Burke, where a man named Smith was standing in his yard holding a kitten when the Btonn cawa np. Lightning struck them, killing the kitten instantly but only burning and shocking Mr. Smith. - Yesterday forenoon ; the heaviest and most disastrous rain ever known in this section fell, causing damages that will mount high into the thousands of dol lars. The Btorra began at 9 and lasted until noon. Highways, railroads, bridges and houses were washed out. In St. Johns bury, the eastern section of the town was hit hard. Entire streets were gul lied to a depth of six feet, sewer pipes burst and gardens are under 20 feet of water. ' The residence of Marshal Montgomery and Robert Stevenson of Harrison ave nue, were badly flooded. Lawns and gardens were devastated and shrub beries and small fruits torn out bv the roots, as the heavy torrent rushed down the hillside. It will cost the village $8,000 to re pair the streets. The Menut and Parks company lost $3,000 in Ice and damage to ice houses. The Maine Central, St. Johnsbury and I. C, and Boston and Maine tracks ara washed away in places. Train servica was crippled. At Concord several small bridges wer.v swept away. The track was submerged and the dam partly carried away. Fair banks shops were flooded and heavy damage resulted. 1 A large bam on the F. P. Shepn-d farm at Passumpsic, containing 100 tons of hay, valued at 11,200, was struck by lightning and totally destroyed. As tho water abated scores of drowned hens floated with uprooted vegetables among the debris. 0RA SPAULDING WAS BADLY HURT St. Johnsbtlry Man Was Struck By a Train and Thrown Across Tracks, Being Injured About Head and Body. ' St. Johnsbury, July 29. Ora Spauld ing, bridegroom of a few weeks, was seriously injured in the freight yard here yesterday, lhe young man is em ployed on the St, Johnsbury and Q. C. road as a brakeman. He had just mado up his train when he was stnick by the switch and thrown across the tracks. He was cut and bruised about the head and body. . . MRS. ANDREW NELSON. on Bellows Falls Catholic People Expect To Open It In the FalL . Bellows Falls, July 29. Rev. Jerome J. O'Brien, curate of St. Charles' church, yesterday began to take a cen sus of the parish and of the children who next fall will enter the parochial school, which will hold sessions for the first fime in the history of this town. Saturday night the members ofthe board of selectmen and of the commit tee appointed to have charge of the leasing of the old high school building on Cherry hill for psroehial school consin, Tennessee, Michigan, Louisiana, purposes met, and the parish leased Died Last Evening at Her Home Boynton Street. Mrs. Andrew Nelson passed away at er home, 7 Bovnton street, last even ing at 7:30 o'clock, death following an lines which began m the early days t .March, besides her husband, Mrs. elson leaves two 90ns, Harold Arvid Nelson, and Arthur Gottfried Nehon, both of whom live in Barre. Four sis ters and two brothers, living in Sweden, lso survive. The deceased was born in Rinna, Swed en, March e, inn. iter maiden name as Anna Louise Karlson. She came to America twenty years ago and lived for several rears In Concord, . n. ller marriage to Mr. Nelson occurred in Con cord Nov. 7, 913. Since 1901 the fam ily had resided in Barre, where Mr. Nel son is employed. Mrs. Nelson was a member of the Swedish Bnntist mission nd a devout worker in the circles 0 her chosen church. Praver services will be held at the house Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock i nd the funeral will be held at 3 o'clock in the Swedish Baptist mission on Brook street. Tho pastor, Rev. John Bjork, will officiate. All Scandinavians are asked to attend the services. NOMINATED BY BARRE BRANCH. Alex. Ironside Candidate for Delegate To International Convention. At the regular monthly meeting of tihe Barre branch of the Granite Cutters' In ternational association in the Miles hall last evening, Alexander Ironside, secre tary of the Vermont branch of the A. F. of L,, received the nomination of the Barre branch to represent the Granite Cutters' Interactional association at the annual meeting of the American Fed eration of Labcr, to be held at Seattle, Wash., in the month of December. The nominations of the granite cutters' dele gates will be voted upon at the naxt meetings of lhe branches. The granite cutters will be represent ed at Seattle by three delegates, Interna tional Secretary -Treasurer Duncan act ing as one of the delegates ex-officio. Th unnvpntion of the A. F. of L. will j be in session for about two weeks. This is followed by the convention of tha Stone and Building Trades, which con sumes nbout a week's time. The granite cutters are members of tha latter organization. BURIAL OF AUTO VICTIM. Body of Edgar Towne Waa Taken To Richmond. Richmond, July 29. Tha body of Ed gar Towne of Bellows Flails, who was killed Satin-day night in an automobile accident, was brought here yesterday afternoon, accompanied by his wife and brother, Bert. The funeral waa held yes terday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his brother, Ira. Mr. Towne, who formerly lived here, waa 38 years old. He was the youngest son of t'ifl la to Mr. and Mj-s. Albert Towne, SELECTED AS MASTER. Miesouri and Nebraska, tho building for 10 jears. , Charles D. Watson To Hear Contested Land Case. . St. Albans, Juiy 29 Charles D. Wat son has been selected by counsel in the famous grammar school land case in Caledonia county ss special master to make report in contested land cases there. It is expected that the hearing Xill take pl&ca in August , DIED AT ST. JOHNSBURY. Widow of Benjamin G. Howe, Well Known Hotel Man. St. Johnsbury, July 2S. Mrs. Ben jamin G. Howe, whose husband was one of the best known hotel men in north ern Vermont, died Snuiday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles A. Cramton. She was born in Concord, N. H., Sept. 18, 1836, and waa graduated, from Hopkinton academy in 1854. Mr. Howe died four years ago. She is sur vived by four children, Mrs. W. T. King of Bethel, and Mrs. Cranston. Fred anl Carl Howe of raseaoouway, N. H. Th-j funeral will oecur Tuesday evening and the burial will be at Audo-ver, , II, .