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B ARM AILY TIM VOL. XVIII NO. 39. BARRE, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 1914. PRICE, ONE CENT. AN ARMISTICE IS DEMANDED' BY MEDIATORS This Action Held to Be Important In the Progress of Negotiations Look ing to Settlement of Differences Be tween United States and Mexico. UNITED STATES LIKELY TO ACCEPT PROPOSAL Mediators in Washington Expressed Their Confidence in Favorable Out come of the Negotiations for Peace in North American Countries. ' Washington, D. C, April 29. An armistice in the difficulties between the United States and Mexico has been asked of this government and Huerta by the South American envoys, who have undertaken to avert a war by mediation. i Ambassador Dagma of Brazil to-day notified Secretary Bryan that this had been determined upon as the next step in negotia tions and that Huerta had also been notified. After an hour's conference, the mediation envoys determined that further negotia tions must necessarily proceed without warlike interference. A communication addressed to both governments by the envoy's was the result of this decision, the requests being that eatch govern ment declare an armistice. Officials here said that in all probability the United States would accept the proposal, notwithstanding the fact that this govern ment has not recognized that a state of war exists in Mexico. Officials here also believe that Huerta would accept the proposal. Under an armistice, in accordance with international proceedings, neither side would pause in preparations for war, but actual hostilities in the field would be prohibited. It would simply estab lish a truce. TO NOMINATE BY DIRECT PRIMARY Republican Party of Vermont Will Ar range to Carry Out Expressed Wishes of the Voters. Burlington, April 29. Over a hundred leading members of the Republican party met with the Republican state commit tee here yesterday and discussed party procedure in relation to the coming fall elections. After a full and free dis cussion, the gathering adopted resolu tions favoring the nomination of candi dates for state, congressional and sen atorial tickets by a direct primary. These resolutions were as folows: Resolved, That in considering the ne cessity of calling ah extra session of the legislature the governor give duo weight to the great necessity of enacting a di rect primary law, the passage of which this gathering of Republicans earnestly lavors. Resolved, That the meeting here pres ent request the Republican state com mittee to carry out the will of the peo ple to have a primary law and apply the same so far as practicable, to the next general election. I ho lollowing committee was then elect ed from the floor to act with the state committee in the preparation of a direct primary arrangement in case there was no previous legislation: Hale K. Darling of Chelsea, Lieutenant Governor Frank h. Howe of . Bennington and Secretary of State Guy W. Bailey .of Essex. 1'revious to adjournment Marshall .T. Hapgood of Tern introduced a resolution as follows: Resolved, That we favor a rigid en forcement of our criminal law. There seemed to be no serious objec tion to this measure and it was adopted. Alter the mass meeting, the state com mittee held a meeting; and adopted the following resolution: Resolved, I hut the Republican state 67 RESCUED, FEAR 186 DEAD Wrecked Mine .ySV.Eccles, West' Virginia. Holds 178 Missing IT IS BELIEVED NONE WILL BE SAVED Progress of Rescue Party Is Halted by Broken ris Dejjn Eccles, West Virginia, April 20. Eight todies have been recovered from shaft No. tl of the New RiverX'olliers company which, with shaft -ffl, was wrecked by an explosion yesiiTy. Sixty-seven men have been takettfuut alive. There are no more men in No. (, but 178 are buried in No. 5, and officers of the com pany expressed the opinion to-day that none would escape. The rescue party dropped down shaft ao. , this morning and got within l-J leet of the bottom. There the progress of the cage was stopped by broken and twisted timbers and the heavy fall of CITY COUNCIL FAVOR AN AUTO Back Up Water Committee in Dicker for Water Dept. Truck LEASE MACHINE FIRST WITH OPTION TO BUY GOMEZ AT HEARING WAIVED EXAMINATION There Was Flurry in Oppo sition but the Vote Was Unanimously in Favor committee having in mind the recent 'eart'1- Jt believed the wreckage will AMNESTY PROMISED TO THE REBELS If They Will Unite in Defense of the National Integrity of Mexico, Ac cording to Federals. Mexico City, April 29. Doctor Ignaco Alcocer, minister of the interior, has sent further messages to all the state governors, urging them in the name of the president to push their efforts to persuade the rebel leaders to unite in de fense of the national integrity. Com plete amnesty is promised the rebels. The government has been compelled to take action against retail dealers in foodstuffs here. Prices have risen to an exorbifant figure and ones hop was wrecked yesterday by indignant clients. Because of the high prices the govern ment has published an oflicial list of prices of commodities and dealers ex ceeding these figures will be imprisoned. sion board saying that they, had not heard from any of the missionaries, but it is hoped that they are among the safe refugees FEDERAL TROOPS SENT TO COLORADO MORE REFUGEES AT VERA CRUZ. Party of 109 Americans Reached There Last Evening. Washington, D. C, April 29. Arrival of 109 Americans at Vera Cruz at 5:00 p. m. yesterday was reported to the jiavy department last night by Admiral "Fletcher. Of these 03 were from Ixjma Ponito, 11 from Potrero, and the re mainder from Cordoba, Tierra Blanca and outlying districts. Admiral Fletcher announced that all Americans are now believed to be out of the country lying between El Burro and Cordoba, as well as that between Cor doba, Tierra Blanca and Vera Cruz. He added that as far as could he discovered no Americans had leen injured. Virtually all foreigners in the vicinity of Durango and Torreon have now left Mexico, according to a telegram from Consul Edwards at Juarez. Fully 200 refugees have crossed the border from this district during the past week. All of " them report courteous treatment by the natives during their journey. Consul Alger at Mazatlan has report ed to the department of state that Americans remaining at that point are five women, twelve men and fifteen chil dren. Admiral Howard late yesterday wired from his flagship, the California, at Ma zatlan, that he is assuring the Mexican coastwise steamers that they will not be molested and they can carry refugees. The dispatch added: "The consular agent at Guayamas and all others are now on board ships. The Denver and Annapolis arrived at Salina Cruz on the 23rd. Three hundred refu eeea left Manzanillo and "8 left Mazatlan." On Admission by Governor Ammons that State Was Impotent to Control the Situation in the Mine Regions. Washington D. C, April 20. Presi dent Wilson yesterday extended the protecting arm of the federal govern ment to the state of Colorado. Torn asunder by riots and pitched battles be tween mine guards and striking miners Governor Amnions found the state militia unable to cope with the situa tion and asked for help. The Colorado delegation in Congress, the mine owners and the miners themselves joined in the request. It was one of the rare occurrences in American history when a state found itself impotent to assert its authority, but the president, in a telegram to the Colorado governor, expressly stipulated that tne ieoeral troops would confine themselves to maintaining order only until tne state can reassert its author ity and resume the enforcement thereof." The president issued a proclamation ordering all persons engaged in domes tic violence to disperse and "retire peaceably to their abodes before April 30th." Secretary Garrison after a con ference with the president, ordered three troops of the fifth cavalry from Fort Leavenworth and two troops of the 12th cavalry from Fort D. A. Russell, Wyom ing, to Trinidad and Canon City respectively. declaration of the voters of the iftate of Vermont in favor of a direct primary law, hereby pledge their efforts toward carrying out the expressed wishes of the people as to the manner of the nom- uation ot candidates so far as the same may be done by the committee under existing law or under law which may be enacted hereafter and to that end the committee urge co-operation of all Re publican voters and especially of all per sons who are or who hereafter may be candidates for nomination by the Re publican party at the approaching pri maries, and be it further . ' Kesolved,, That a subcommittee of three members be appointed by the chair to work in conjunction with a special ommittee already selected by a mass meeting of representative Republicans this day to devise plans for accom plishing the above purpose and to re port with recommendations at a sub sequent meeting of the committee. The committee appointed as the com mittee mentioned m the above resolu tion: H. O. Barber of Brattleboro, Por ter H. Dale of Island Pond and S. C. Wilson of Chelsea. The following were appointed commit tee members to fill vacancies: Stanley C. Wilson to succeed H. T. Baldwin of Wells River; Charles S. Skinner of Or leans to succeed F. C. Williams of New port! A. L. Sherman of Burlington to succeed Homer K. Wright of Williston; E. S. Kinsley of Rutland resigned as secretary of the committee, the same to take effect on its acceptance, which will be at the next meeting, this to take place the date the subcommittee reports. be cleared away before night. No gas was detected at this level and mining experts expressed the belief that the mine was not afire., BARRE WORKMEN PROTEST. EXPRESS THEIR CONFIDENCE. In Raising Hotel Money Desired Bane Board of Trade. by HOPE THURBERS ARE SAFE. They Went from Vermont to Mexico as Missionaries. Burlington. April 29. A telegram was ent to the Seventh Day Advent ist mis sion board in Washington, D. C, inquir ing if anything had been heard from COMMENDED JUDGE SLACK. Washington' County Bar Association Action Pleased the Judge. On the closing day of the March term of Washington county court, the Wash ington County Bar association adopted resolutions commendatory of Judge Leighton P. Slack, who has been the presiding judge. The meeting was pre sided over by John W. (Jordon of Harra, with L. C. Moody, clerk. John H. Senter of Montpelier offered the resolution as follows: ' "As we highly appreciate the impar tial and dignified bearing of his honor, Judge L. P. Slack, at the present term of county court, now closing, and com mend him as an ahle, impartial and courteous presiding judge, we hope he will long continue to honor the position which he now holds." Judge Slack resjmnded with an ex pression of appreciation of the good wishes of the association, especially as the expression was from Washington county. Detailed plans for the campaign which the Barre Board of Trade is to wage in the interests of the new hotel project were completed last night at a meeting of the board of directors, held in Man ufacturers' hall. It is proposed to make a thorough canvass of the city for the purpose of raising a fund of $10,000, a part of which is to be used for purchas ing the site of the old City hotel, and the residue to lie diverted toward some of the preliminary expense to which the incorjKirators are to lie put before Work on the structure can be started. The campaign is to managed wholly under the auspices of the Board of Trade and the money subscribed is to lie tendered the incorporators for the purposes al ready mentioned. In no instances are contributors to be asked to subscribe for stock. The meeting was one of confidence and brimful of confidence. Before the campaign was formally launched to-day, the board had the sum of $1,000 m hand, voluntary subscriptions from public spirited business men of Barre who are anxious to see the project go through. Among the campaign managers there is a feeling that their efforts in behalf of the hotel will lie met with prompt and generous responses from those solicited, as well as the approval of many others waiting eagerly the fruition of And Vermont Public Service CommiS' sion Grants Hearing on Trolley Fares. The Barre Central Labor Union re ceived notification yesterday from the Vermont public service commission that a hearing will be field in Jsarre on lues day, May 12, on the proposed abolition of workmen's tickets, so-called, on the Barre and Montpelier Traction com pany line. Soon after the announce ment of the officials of the Barre and Montpelier Traction company of inten tion to withdraw these ticket from use on the line, resolutions were passed by the Central Labor L'nion protesting against such action and negotiations were instituted to have a hearing before the public service commission. No defi nite place has yet been set to conduct the hearing in the city, but it will he announced later. A delegation from the C. L I'., the Barre branch of the G. C. I. A., and num erous business and others in the city will appear before the public service commision on that dato jentj protest against uie action oi rue traction com pany directors. These workmen's tickets have been placed at the disposal of the public by the electric road for nearly ten years. One time previously they were withdrawn, but were later rein stated. At the recent annual meeting of the Barre Central Labor union the election of officers for the ensuing year was made. Alexander Ironside was re elected to act as president of the organ ization. John T. Callaghan was elected first vice president. The other officers were as follows: Secretary, Silvio Car di; treasurer, If. H. Houghton; ser- geaiit-atarms, L. J. Pearson; librarian. S. L. Cardi. The executive committee is composed of Alexander Ironside, George-S, Stewart, F. W. Suitor, C. R. Hall. At the same meet Pug resolutions were framed and paused by the C. L. I.. and forwarded to President Woodrow Wil son and Governor A. M. Ammons of Col orado entering a vigorous protest to these high executives against alleged cruelty displayed by the Colorado state militia in their warfare against the. striking miners in the vicinity of Trin idad, Colo. Increased Rate Held in Abeyance'. At the offices of the Consolidated Lighting Co. to-day it was announced that the 3c workingmen's fare would not go into effect May 1. as had been pre viously announced. One of the officials. speaking for the Barre & Montpelier Traction Power Co., said that the recent order of the Vermont public serv ice commission for a hearing to be held here May 12, bad brought about the postponement of the new rule relating to half fares. He was aware of the fact that the labor unions had petitioned lor the hearing and said the traction compnny would be prepared to present By a lease expiring no sooner than January 1, 1015, the citv water depart ment comes into possession -f an auto mobile truck. This move came about through a special . meeting of the city council' which followed the regular ses sion of the board of aldermen last night. Chairman Michael Keefe of the alder nmnic water committee brought the matter to the attention of the council. He said the committee proposed to lease a truck until the beginning of next year with an option of purchasing the ma chine. Superintendent H. E. Reynolds was called in council and he answered questions pertaining to the need of such a utility in the department. He pre sented a copy of the proposed agreement between the city and the Perry Auto Co. The tentative agreement, as it was called, proposed to furnish the depart ment a machine of the 1914 model with two extra inner tubes and a set of chains, the city to pify the company &100 as soon as the car reaches the city; the city to make repairs; the citv to have the privilege of buying the machine for $22.3 additional at the expiration of the lease, plus interest and the cost ot registration and insurance; also th city to prolit if the car could bring more than 22; in the open market at the en of the year. In the discussion there developed question ai to whether the committee could authorize the purchase ot a car without the consent of the council. AI derman Bancroft believed it was stripped of such power by a citv ordinance. Al derman Cook said it was a mooted qucs tion and it Alderman Bancroft were sure that the committee couldn't so author ize, then he stood alone among those who had looked into the matter. Chair man Keefe explained that the eominjt tee had come to the council for its ap proval. Alderman Bancroft asked if it were true, as commonly reported on the street, that the committee had gone d4)d. and already contracted with an agent for the lease of a truck with the option of buving. In the shuffle of qus tions and counter questions his query appears to have wen ignored, although it is reported on good authority that the contract was drafted and signed be fore the committee brought the proposa liefore the council. rhe alderman from ward two, Alder man took, hiriielt a member ot the ommittee, along with Aldermen Keefe and Bruce, expressed an opinion that he department could dispense with horse if the truck were to lie purchased, n reply to a question from Alderman Keast, Alderman Cook said the proposed ruck is large enough to convey four men. Alderman Hohan said he lavored a truck last year and was still an advo cate of the same cause. Questioned by one of the councillors. Superintendent Jcynolds said he believed in purchasing the truck liecause he thought it to be a who are a the hotel plans. If the necessary amount j iu si(U; of t),e ca9e on the fay of the can tie conecieu at once, it, is niteiy mat the excavation work will be started within a month or before the middle of June at the latest. The indications are that Barre is on the eve of a building boom that will mean much for the future of the city. With a new brick hospital and a $70,000 annex at Spatild- mg school in process ot construction, there will be a good deal going on in building circles and the members of the Board of Trade, winch comprises nearly 400 memlicrs, by the way, are hoping that the hotel construction may go on apace with the other new buildings. Hoard of trade 1'ress l ommittee. HIGGINS SENECAL. learing. Officials of the road emphasize the point that the intercity line is not a paying proposition and that the in crease is entirely justifiable for that reason. Shorn of all other considera tions, it is stated, the increase of work ingmen's fares is imjierative if the pro ceeds of the road are, to approximate in any measure the operating expenses. HAD GOV. FLETCHER AS GUEST. In the session of the court a divorce was granted Henry F. Baldwin, a travel ing salesman of Barre, from Lydia May Baldwin on the ground of desertion. The petitioner testified that his wife left him more than twenty years ago. oruer was issued in the 1 ixlev vs. Evangelist E. W. Thurber and wife, who j Consolidated Lighting Co. cases, citing went last ' summer as missionaries to Pan Luis Potosi, Mexico. Mr. and Mrs. Thurber were formerly of this city, and were affiliated with the work of the Seventh Ihiy Advent ist conference. -Mrs. Thurber is the sister of Mrs. Passebois. "An answer was received to the telegram at noon by Evangelist L. F. Passebois from the secretary of the foreign mis- A. B. Bennett, formerly of the Consoli dated Co., to appear 'and defend the 1 caes. The appeals of Thomas Fitzsibbons, Daniel Sexton and James Clark were entered, and Judge Slack ordered the probation against Rufino Meir vacated and then ordered him sent to the house Barre Man and Rouses Point Woman United in Marriage. In the presence of a few relatives and immediate friends of the bride and groom, Miss Irene Scnecal of Rouses Point, N. Y. and Augustus Higgins of this citv were united in marriage at St. Monica's church Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock. The bride was attended by Mrs. Carrie Burke-Gonyo and Ernest Houston, a long-time friend of Mr. Hig gins, acted as groomsman. The bride was becomingly gowned in white mes saline and carried a bride's bouquet. Pev. Father P. M. McKenna, the pastor, celebrated the nuptial mass. At mid night Mr. and Mrs. Higgins left on a two weeks' bridal tour through New York and Massachusetts. On their re turn to Barre they will take up their residence on Summer street. Mr. Hig gins has been a resident of Barre several years and is now employed by a local coal company. The bride is well and fav- Middlebury Board of Trade Voted "No" on Special Legislative Session. Middlebury, April 29. The second an nual dinner of the Middlebury board of trade was held last evening at the Ad dison. 100 sitting down. President John M. Thomas of Middlebury college pre sided. The. guests were Governor Allen good investment for the city. On the motion of Alderman Cook and seconded by Alderman Keefe, the water commit tee was authorized to contract for the lease of a car subject to conditions re hearsed in the agreement. The vote sustaining the motion was unanimous. Before the council went into executive session on the motion of Alderman Bruce. Chairman Hohan. of the street committee asked that the city engineer le supplied with help, as requested by him. There was some discussion as to the merits of the engineer's request, who asked for a man to assist him in estab lishing boundaries, and then Alderman Cook moved that the help be authorized. His motion prevailed. Aldermen in Busy Session. President Bancroft presided over the hoard of aldermen and considerable bus iness of a routine character was trans acted. Several freeholders from Mer chant street appeared a,nd asked for an extension of the sewer and water main, offering to pay the assessments usually levied by the council and waiving their rights to a hearing. The petition was referred to the water and street com mittees. Representing a number of citizens on Bassett street, John S. McDonald prayed for improvements on the thoroughfare on which the homes ot the petitioners are located. The petition likened an ascent of the dangerous Bassett street grade to the antics of an acrobat and explained that several of their number were getting too old to go through the i necessary stunts daily. The need of road improvements in that district being j BENNINGTON MAN HEADS N. E. 0. P. plainly evident, the request was referred Man Charged With Shooting Emelio Fer nandez at Williamstown Was Then Bound Over to Orange Coun ty Court. Before Warren L. Craft of Bradford, an assistant judge of Orange county, Riccardo Gomez was arraigned in Wil liamstown this forenoon on a charge of assaulting with intent to kill one Emelio Fernandez, who lies iu a critical condi tion in the Ileaton hospital at Mont pclier as the result of a bullet wound inflicted hist Saturday night. Preserv ing the reticence that marked his atti tude before his alleged confession to the officers, Gomez waived examination and was held without bail for trial at the next term of Orange county court. He was taken to Chelsea this afternoon and committed to the county iail. The re spondent was represented by R. A. Hoar ot Uarre and when the formal declara tion of a waiver was made the brief hearing was over. State's Attorney Frank S. Williams of Bradford repre sented the state. In the hotel at Williamstown this aft ernoon State's Attorney Williams insti tuted a secret inquest before Judge Crafts. During the afternoon it was ex pected that some 25 persons would be asked to testify in the case. Among the witnesses suhpienaed were a large number ot Gomezs compatriots. After spending the night at Montpelier the sheriff's party passed through barre this forenoon on its way to Williams town. State's Attorney Williams. Sher iff E. W. Kent of Randolph, and Joseph Canales of Montpelier, who has been re tained as on interpreter, reached Barre at 8:30 o'clock. Gomez occupied a seat in the center of the party. He looked worn and weary as the train pulled into the local station and while the trainmen and passengers were transferring, the prisoner hardly made a move. Appar ently he did not notice the curious gaze of a half dozen station hands a ndloitcrer who stared at the man through the win dow. If he did he gave no sign. Soon the train hacked out and the party start ed for Williamstown, reaching that point at 10. Gomez was arraigned at once. Asked if he would call for a special session of the grand jury at Chelsea, Mr. Williams replied that it would de pend largely upon the issue of the shoot ing. By that he meant that the grand jury would undoubtedly be called to gether if Fernandez' wounds result fa tally. That being the outcome of the shooting, the state's attorney intimated that he would seek an indictment for murder. He did not say in what de gree the ehargc would be preferred. The Statements of Prisoner. Gomez was arrested at Bethel early Tuesday morning and was taken to the Washington county jail at Montpelier last night, where lie remained until today. The prisoner was accompanied to Montpelier bv Sheriff Kent of Orange county and Chief of Police Donahue of Northlield, and he was met at the jail hv State's Attorney Frank S. Williams of Bradford, who has been in this -vicinity sim-e Monday morning. Long prior to that he had admitted his iden tity as Gomez, "-which he had denied when arrested at Bethel. He was some what fatigued. Although warned by State's Attorney Williams that he would not be compelled to talk aliout the case the prisoner conversed freely through an interpreter. Gomez is said to have told the author ities that he passed the whole of Mon day in the woods of West Berlin and that he boarded the freight train, from which he was taken at Bethel, at Ran dolph on Monday night, later changin; his story to the extent that he boarded the train at Roxbury.X a version which seems to be borne out bv the police find ings. He walked from West Berlin to the place where he boarded the train. When questioned about the incidents at Williamstown on Saturday night, Go mez, it is said, did not try to clear him- clf of blame except he insisted that when he and Fernandez went out of Frank Godfrey's house the latter struck him on the chest with a stone. Fer nandez was running, he declared, when he (Gomez) pulled out his revolver and ommenced firing. He said he didn t know how many shots were fired, prob ably two or three, and he didn't know which of his shots took effect. He said that after the shooting he went into the house where the injured man lay. first hrowing away the revolver, a weapon hat he had purchased in Barre some time ago. Following the shooting, declared Go mez, he left Williamstown lor Harre and securing a fur-lined overcoat at his boarding place, Luis levin's, in that city, continued on his way to West Berlin, rriving in the latter place on Sunday morning between 2 and 3 o'clock, hav oc walked the entire distance. In the meantime he had reversed the order of wo pairs of trousers he was wearing, changing the light colored pair he was wearing on the outside for the dark colored pair that had been underneath. He was searched at the county jail and nothing but a .little money was found on him. Later in the day a Montpelier livery table driver who had carried two Span iards to West Berlin early Sunday morn ing was called in to see if Gomez was one of his passengers. The driver said positively that Gomez was not one of he two men in his midnight trip to West Berlin. DEATH HALTED MERRY PLAY As Grey sftiie 0'Herin, One of the Leaders X?y Rock Fell CLIMBING GROUT-HEAP PULLED ROCK ON SELF When Weight Was Lifted Five Minutes Later, Life Was Extinct Following the lead of two other hovs in climbing the grout heap at the Wells, ijunson 3t U. quarry last evening, lit tle Johnnie O'Herin, son of Robert 'rin, foreman of the quarry, clam bered onto a lartre tiltinsr rock instead of going around, as the others had done, and his weight tipped the rock over so that in falling it crushed out the bov's lile. When, five minutes later, enough men hud assembled to lift the rock, the little fellow had breathed his last. The accident happened at 8 o'clock when a number of boys about the age of the O'Herin youth, 11 years, were en gaged in the rather hazardous sport of ascending tne great heap ot rocks. The stones in the pile lay just as they stop when dumped from the grout car at the top and many of them are so placed that even a slight weight will disturb their equilibrium, making it rather dan gerous to travel over them. Experienced quarrymen themselves are rather care ful about climbing a grout heap. Jiut the group of youths were un mindful of the danger and they had partly reached the top when the big rook was met. The two leading boys went around it. but Johnnie O'Herin, "perhaps more venturesome than the others, de- ' cided to climb over the obstacle. Just as his weight came to bear on the low er edge of the rock, the. almost perfectly balanced mass tipped and threw him backward, and the immediate fall of the rock gave the boy not the least chance to get out of the way. The other boys in the group set up a cry and E. Nutbrown, who happened to be passing nearby, rushed to the scene but was unable to lift the rock. The alarm was given and other men came running, so that a few minutes after the accident they lifted the rock from the crushed IkkIv. When Mr. Nutbrown had arrived the boy seemed to be breath ing, but by the time Dr. E. II. Bailey had come in response to the hurry cull, death had ensued, the body meanwhile having been carried to Mr. O'Herin's home, about half a mile away. The fatality caused gloom to spread over the immediate neighborhood of Websterville, where the boy was well known. He attended the lower Webster ville school and was well liked. He was next to the youngest of five children who were left motherless some years ago. The four remaining childxn kre Cecilia, aged IS; Mildred, aged 16; M ica. aged 14; and Morris, aged eight, io last named of whom lives with tne Misses Conway in this city. to the street committee with power to act. . Building Inspector Rand reported fa vorably on the following requests to M. Fletcher and Judge Powers of Mor- in"'1'1 nd permits were granted each ap risville. Governor Fletcher spoke on ajp'icant: Presbyterian church, annex to special session of the legislature, and ed- edifice on Summer street; C. W. Averill. in Vermont. He asked tor a on the legislative special session, l'ow- ucation vote and the vote was flatly no. Judge era' address was on "American Citizen ship." Both Governor Fletcher and Judge 1 owers were enthusiastically re ceived. The "clean-up, paint-up" committee announced that substantial subscrip tions have been received. The board of trade has arranged with the board of health for- the exhibition hero on May 13 of moving pictures il lustrating the prevention and treatment for consumption. H. D. Fillmore Grand Warden of the State Order. Rutland, April 29.--The 2.1th annual convention of the Grand lodge. New England Order of Protection, in Ver mont was held at Apollo hall here yes- to reshingle house, corner of Ossola anditerdav. there being a morning and aft- Center streets; George Gumlaw, to re- Weather Forecast. Rain in south antfj rain or snow in north portion to-night or Thursday of correction for a term of four months, been a frequent visitor in Barre, orably known in Rouses Point and has colder Thursday; north 'to northwest model piazza at St, Railroad street; Jones & Stevens, to enlarge motor room off Smith street; O. Prario, to erect henhouse and enlarge veranda. i How ard street: Samuel Gerrard, to erect a garage at 40 Beacon street: D. J. Morse to erect annex to his house. 9 Treraont street: Mrs. D. Sanguinetti. to build veranda on B. Tomasi block, North Main street. The committee of the whole reported favorably on the request of A. H. i?uz zell for permission to build a roller skat ing rink on Pearl street and recommend ed that the permit be granted provided the structure be fireproof and with the stipulation that Mr. Buzzell take am ple care of the snow and water in the winds increasing in force, (Continued on fourth, rage.) ernoon session. It was the hrst time a state gathering of the order was ever held in this city. About 30 out of town delegates were present in addition to a large representation of the local lodge. The organization has 2,.'47 members in 20 lodges in the state. t Miners were elected as follows: Grand warden. II. D. Fillmore, Bennington; Stand vice-warden, T. G. Bagley. Bellows Falls; junior past grand warden. II. Wil liam Scott, Barre; grand secretary, H. A. Bartlett, St. Johnshury; grand treas urer. F. G. Howland, Barre; grand chap lain. Mrs. Mary Clark, Rutland; grand guide, 1 A. Bullock. Northlield; grand guardian, Mrs. May Kibbe, Montpelier; grand sentinel. W. I. Green. Bennington; trustees, C. M. Sawver, Hardwick. J. F. ' Tait, Rutland, W. D. Wilson, Brattle-1 boro. STEPPED BACKWARD INTO DEEP QUARRY Charles Leonard, Employed at the Pirie Quarry, Escaped with Life, but Had leg Badly Fractured. Charles Leonard, a voting quarrvman employed at the Pirie deposits in Gran- iteville, had a rather remarkable escapo from death yesterday afternoon while operating a grout car on the brink of the quarry. It was late in the after noon, around 3:80 o clock, when the ac cident occurred and through arrange ments immediately made at the quarry young Leonard was rushed to the City hospital in double quick time. lrs. E. II. Bailey, M. L. Ctyiidler and W. E. I-azell treated the patient for a com pound fracture of the left leg between the knee and ankle and a fracture of the patella. Leonard rallied well front the shock and was restored to a com fortable condition soon after the opera tion. At the hospital to-day he ap peared to lie doing nicely and the nurses said he would be out in six weeks if all goes well. Falling 40 feet into a quarry hole is not calculated to allow a man many op portunities for escaping death, but Leon ard benefited by one of the few chances for coming through with his life, and probably will not suffer any permanent ill effects as a result ot the accident. The young man hail charge of a grout car and it was when the car was near the edge of the quarry that he uncon ciously took a step backward and fell over into the hole. Men working about the surface expected surely to see him dashed to pieces, but he struck in such a manner as to soften the fall to a con siderable extent. He was carried to the surface and Dr. E. H. Bailey, who was hurriedly summoned, diagnosed his in juries and decided to remove him to the hospital without delay. Rather than to wait for an ambulance the physican put the injured man in his automobile and brought him to the hospital. FUNERAL OF ACCIDENT VICTIM. Jones Bros. Plant Shut Down During Leonard Relation's Funer(al. . Out of respect to the ntf"mory of Leonard Relation, who was crushed to death in an accident Monday morning, all activities at Jones, Bros.' granite plant were at a standstill this forenoon. A huge deputation ot workinguicii, friends of the dead man, went to St. Monica's church, where funeral services were held. The remains were taken to the church from the late home of the de ceased on Branch street at 9 o'clock. The officiating clergyman was Rev. P. M. McKenna, pastor of St. Monica's. The bearers, chosen from among t!v fellow workmen of the deceased, were as follows: John B. Gomo. James Johns ton, Gordon Patten and Victor Beau lac. Interment wa in the Catholic cemetery on Beckley afreet.