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Empress of Ireland Was' Rammed By
Collier In Gulf of St. Lawrence At
An Early Hour This Klorning And
Went to the Bottom Within
William Singer Cut Stone Here for
Many Years.
Word was received in the city yester
day of the death of William Singer, one
of Bane's pioneer granite cutters, who
died at Albany, X. Y., early Tuesday
morning. Death followed a few months'
illness of tuberculosis.
taken seriously ill during the winter and
:or tiie past lew weens mis been eon
lined to a sanatorium on the outskirts
of Albany. The funeral was held at
Albany to-day.
Air. linger was generally known about
the oiiler iteration of Barre during his
association with the granite industry in
Us, ?2y days, lie removed from liarre
ui in oui b in jurru. xvoucrt cwur vus
Wireless Calls Were Soon Responded
To and Two Government Steamers
Went to Rescue, While Collier With
Which. Empress Collided Picked Up
Quebec, May 29. The Canadian Pacific Railway steamer Em
press of Ireland, with more than 1,400 persons aboard was sunk
in the Gulf of St. Lawrence early this morning after a collision
off Father Point with the collier Storstad. About 350 survivors
were landed by the rescuing steamers which responded to the
Empress of Ireland's wireless appeals, leaving about 1,000 unac
counted for and probably lost. The collision occurred during a
dense fog.
The collier did not sink and proceeded slowly home with her
bow badly driven in. It is understood that she has on board a
few survivors from the Empress of Ireland, which sank in nine
teen fathoms of water. The rescued passengers were landed at
The first official account of the disaster came from Captain
Kendall, who sent a wireless message this morning to Captain
Welsh, marine superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Co.. at Montreal. Captain Kendall is the man who won renown
as the first person to detect the Crippen murderer on the steamer
Montfort. A special train was dispatched trom Montreal to fa
ther Point to bring back the survivors.
Steamer Sank in Ten Minutes
The Marconi operator at Rimouski gives the following account
of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland. "The Ireland was
rammed this morning at 1:45 by the Storstad 20 miles from Fa
ther Point. The Empress sank within ten minutes. 'S. O. S.'
signals were sent out and were received at Father Point, and
the government steamers Eureka and Lady were dispatched to
: the distressed vessel's assistance. The Empress listed and was
. unable to get many boats off."
Capt. Kendall Picked Up
"Captain Kendall was saved, being picked up on some wreckage
by No. 3 lifeboat thirty minutes after the ship- foundered. Both
the wireless operators, the assistant pursers, the chief engineer
and the chief steward were saved. The chief officer and the purser
are among the missing."
787 Passengers Aboard
The Empress of Ireland sailed from Quebec at 4 :20 yesterday
afternoon for Liverpool. There were 77 first-class passengers,
206 second-class passengers, and ;504 third-class passengers,
which, with the crew, made over 1,200 souls on board.
Among the passengers were Lawrence Irving, son of the fa
mous actor : his wife, and several members of the company. The
Empress was a twin-screw vessel of over 14,000 tons.
Suffering Was Terrible 5
Rimouski, P. Q., May 29. The Empress of Ireland carried 1,437
souls, and probably 1,000 were lost. Early estimates of the dead
varied from 678 to more than 1,100.
The collier struck the Empress portside, amidships, and cut her
wide open. The collier literally tore her way back almost to the
liner's screws, leaving a rent through which the water poured in
such a deluge that she sank before many passengers were aware
of what happened.
Most of the first-class passengers apparently perished. The
majority of those saved appeared to be member? of the crew and
steerage passengers. Many were badly injured and 22 died after
being picked up. The condition of the survivors is pitiable.
Some of the survivors had broken arms and legs, and all suf
fered terribly. The residents of Rimouski, numbering only 3,000,
gave whatever aid was possible under the direction of the mayor.
born in Aberdeen, Scotland, about SO
years ago. When a young man he came
to tlie United States and settled in Barre
30 years ago. He was first employed at
the Simpson plant at the lower end of
Granite street at a time when but two
or three sheds were in existence in
Isaac N. Chase of East Fairfield Wrote
Letters to Jiis Family Saying He
Had Contemplated Act for
Several Days.
East Fairfield, May 20. Isaac X.
Chase was found dead by his son, Grover,
about three o'clock yestt-rdrty afternoon,
having- shot himself with a revolver in
the left side of the head. Despondency
is thought to have been the cause of
the act. Mr. Chase was a prominent and
widely-known lawyer. He was about 53
years old.
A letter, typewritten, was found ad
dressed to bis wife, and another letter to
Hii foilP inni In 111. l,,ft.,- if i aiataA
Mr. Singer was . ".7 ,, Z." , ";rJJ. Vi"'
vtj.. 1113 rniu m; unit Ui'll ll-IUJUtl LVU VUC
act oi cir-ueatruction for several days
and hoped he would not make a botch of
it. Mrs. Chase was away at the time,
being with her son, Irving, in fSwanton.
Mr. Chase was a native of Huston,
Minn., where he was born May 2, 18(51,
the son of Thaddeus I', and Mary K.
(Brown) Chase. He attended school in
Fletcher and later graduated from Brig
hflm academy. Bakerslield, afterwards
teaching school for several years in Fair
fax, Fletcher and Fairlield, during which
time be also studied law with ('apt.
George W. Burleson, then of Fairlield,
being admitted to the bar in 1883.
He was deputy collector of customs at
Barre. He was employed by various
plants during his concinuance of residence
in liarre until twelve years ago when lie
removed to Albany. Mr, Singer was
never married. He is survived by a
brother, who lives in Scotland. In fra
ternal circles he was a member of the
Newport from 1889 to 1802, and was
stat s attorney of Franklin county
from 1804 to 1S90. Among the other of
fices he held were chairman of the
Fairfield school board for eight years,
postmaster ot East Fairfield from 1809
to Hmjm, deputy county clerk and reg
ister of probate.
He was formerly prominently identi
fied in Masonic circles, being past
Granite chapter, Xo. 2(5, K. A M., ndjjjMt Fairfjeld and a m(mb)r of aiara.
hum oi me imperative loago oi ine iia- I
sonic ordi
the Clan
At 30th Anniversary of In
stitution of Hiawatha
Lodge, Odd Fellows
Alfred S. Pinkerton of
Worcester Mass., the
Chief Speaker
i. ' , , i V A i-r-ast fairneia ana a member ot cnam-
;he Operative lodge of the Ma-i lain cha,jter Xo, , and Ijlfayette com.
erf He was also a member of jmftn(U,rv, Xo. S, of St. Albans; he bad
Goraou, C. S. t, Mr. .Singer al0 sprvp(, a district deputy grand
was one of the early members of the
U. C. 1. A.
In Barre the Observance Will Start with
March to Elmwood Cemetery, Fol
lowed by Exercises in Opera
, House and Dinner.
Flans have been completed for the ob
servance of Memorial day in Ilarre to
morrow under the auspices of R. B. Cran
dall post, Xo. 6(1, G. A. R., and Major
L. A. Abbott camp, Xo. 14, Sons ot et
erans. The address will be delivered by
Rev. Duncan Suluioml.
The procession will form at Depot
square under command ot Captain Jew
ell Barber as chief marshal. Several or
ganizations, including the Citizens' band
and a delegation of mounted cadets from
Xorwich university, are expected to par
ticipate. The procession will start at
9:30 o'clock in the morning and go to
Elmwood cemetery.' After a short halt
there and the. giving of the salute, it
will return to the opera house, where
the exercises will be carried out, followed
by the serving of dinner to veterans and
invited guests at the vestry of the Con
gregational church by the Ladies of the
master of the seventh district.
- In 18.S5 he was married to Miss Inez
L. Hull of East Fairfield, who with four
sons. Irving I. Chase of fSwanton, flrover,
T-eo L, and Chauncey H. Chase of East
Fairfield, survive hint. The funeral ar
rangements have not yet been made.
U. A. R.
Former Barre Man Died at Daughter's
Home in Waitsfield.
News was received here last night of
the death of Ezekiel Drew, a former res
ident of liarre, for many years a steward
at Ooddard seminary, and a one-time
member of the general assembly. The
end came at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. 1). R. Bisbee, in Waitiffield yester
day afternoon. Besides his wife, Mr.
Drew leaves his daughter. Mrs. Bisbee,
and a son, Wilmarth A. Drew, of this
city. Mr. Drew was 73 years old and
lived in Barre for 15 years. During 10
years of that time he was engaged as
the steward at Goddard seminary. Later
he removed to Tunbridge, where he re
sided until Inst December, when he went
to Waitsfield to live with his daughter.
Mr. Drew represented Tunbridge in the
legislative session of 190ti. The funeral
will be held in Tunbridge Saturday aft
Offer Reward for Burglar.
St. Albans, May 29. The St. Albans
Power 4 Manufacturing company has of
fered a reward of $2") for the apprehen
sion of the burglar who stole $59.95 from
the company's safe lat Wednesday night
and who overlooked a pay envelope con
taining $H0 and a further sum of $40
that was in the back of the safe.
To-morrow being a legal holiday,
The Times will not be published.
Woman Sustained
Shock Yesterday,
Mrs. El nTer Grafton passed away at
her home, 23 Brook street, this morn
ing at 3 o'clock, death following an
apoplectic shock which she suffered yes
terday. She leaves her husband and two
children. Miss Myrle A. Grafton and Guy
F. Grafton, Also surviving are her fath
er, Walter Warren, of this city, and a
brother, Morton Warren, of " Milford,
X. H.
Lena Mabel Warren was born in Wol-
cott Oct. 30, 1879. She lived in her
native town until her marriage to Mr.
Grafton in Milford, X. n.,Fcb. 26. 1897.
For sometime thereafter the family
ived in Milford, moving to this city four
years ago. .Mrs. Grafton was a member
of the Daughters of Liberty and the
Women s Kehef Corps nn Milford. there
will he a prayer service at the house. 23
Hrook street, this evening at 8 o clock
and the remains will be taken to Milford
to-morrow morning at 8:15 o'clock,' the
funeral party leaving over the Central
Vermont railroad. Funeral service will
be held Sunday afternoon and inter
ment will be in Milford.
The order of exercises in the opera
house is as follows:
Selection by the band.
R'-ading general orders; salute to the
dead, by Adjutant J. K. Harris.
Selection by the band.
Tribute to the unknown dead; read
ng President Lincoln's Gettysburg ad
dress, by Comrado A. J. Baldwin.
Selection by the band.
Prayer, by Rev. J. W. Rarnett.
Singing, "America"; music by the
band.. -
Address by Rev. Duncan Salmond.
Selection by the band.
M. L.
Aseltine Will Go From Vermont
to Massachusetts.
St. Albans, May 29. With the removal
from the state next week of Merrill L.
Aseltine, the Progressive state commit
tee will lose its chairman. Mr. Aseltine,
who has been held representative of the
Orange, Judd Co., of Springfield, Mass.,
has been promoted to have charge of the
circulation of "The Homestead," pub
lished by the Orange, Judd Co., and will
have his territory east of the Ohio
river, with headquarters in Springfield.
Mr. Aseltine has been active in the Pro
gressive party and was the party's can
didate for lieutenant-governor at the
last election.
Shows Some Interesting Specimens of
Work Done in Barre.
Students of the city schools opened
their annual drawing exhibit at the
Mathewson building Thursday after
noon. Pretty much all of the space in
four rooms on the ground floor of the
school was given over to exhibition pur
poses. During the afternoon there was
a considerable number of parents and
lriends ot the students coming and
going through the rooms. The exhibit
oened again this afternoon to continue
until 6 o'clock. This year the work of
the pupils is divided carefully into
classes. One who is interested in the
Thirty years of Odd Fellowship in
Barre were celebrated last evening when
40 members of the fraternity and
alliliated organizations came together to
commemorate the institution of Hiawa
tha lodge, No. 20, in 1884. Represented
in the gathering were officer of the
grand lodge of Vermont, a past officer
of the sovereign lodge, invited guests
and members of other fraternal bodies
in the city whose presence emphasized
the warm feeling that exists among the
Odd Fellows of liarre and societies whose
endeavor and aim are similar. It was
an evening of rare entertainment and
profit withal an occasion that served
to remind one and another of the good
which a brotherhood of the non
sectarian type is doing in the world to
day. Speeches bv a galaxy of Odd Fellows
who stand at the fore in the state and
national councils of the order were in
terspersed by readings and musical
prominent entertainers. The speakers
of the evening was Alfred S. Pinkerton
of Worcester, Mass., a past grand sire
of the sovereign lodge. Other speakers
were Judge H. W. Scott of Barre, a past
grand master of the lodge in Vermont
and its present grand representative,
and O. H. Henderson of St. Johnsbury,
the grand secretary. In observing its
30th birthday Hiawatha lodge was par
ticularly fortunate in securing the
services of a reader whose talent has de
lighted Barre audiences more than
once in the past. Miss Alice E. Lavelle
of Boston contributed three splendid
numbers to the program. The piano so
loist was Miss Alice X. Averill, one of
the instructors at Goddard seminary.
Miss Averill needed no introduction to
local music lovers, and the applause
that greeted her appearance showed that
a good many of her auditors had learned
to appreciate her playing. Richard K.
Lamont, also a member of the seminary
State Auditor Told to Get New
State Auditor Horace F. Gra
ham this morning received a com
munication from Gov, Fletcher
calling upon him to furnish a new
bond for $20,000. Mr. Grahum's
present surety is the American Fi
delity .Co. of Montpelier. . The
btate auditor had no comment J
make on the situation to-day .v
intimated he might have v
thing to give out Monde
Charles H. Darling. vs .it of
the American Fidelity ., issued '
a statement this morning that the
company is solvent in the opinion
of its own officers and of insurance
experts. '
very elementary branches of drawing in
the schools may devote half an after- faculty, was in excellent voice and his
noon to looking over the efforts of the contributions came in for their share of
little folks. ,1 hey are interesting and I plaudits.
in some instances give promise of a
good deal of talent. Much might -be
said of the creditable showing made by
the more advanced students. It is not
too much to say that some of the finest
drawings exhibited in past years were
no better than those to be Been to-day.
In all grades a little coloring has been
attempted, but. some really splendid re
sults have been attained by pupils about
to finish their courses under the very
competent tutelage of the drawing
teacher. A stroll through the four rooms
is worth while.
Barre Branch of Central Vermont Rail
road Tied Up by Wreck, but No
One Was Injured.
Four cars of special freight train No.
393 outgoing on the Barre branch of the
Central Vermont railroad, were derailed
near Dodge bridge this afternoon at 1:43
o'clock, the branch being tied up effec
tually and also holding up traffic on the
Barre & Montpelier Traction & Power
company's line for a time. Xo one was
The train was in charge of Conductor
Charles Simmons and Engineer Joseph
Dcrry. There were nine cars in the train
and the cause of the derailment is
thought to have been a split rail. A
wrecking train was sent down from the
local station to clear up the track; but
it was thought that traffic would not be
opened up until night. Meanwhile pas
senger trains are to bo run over the
Montpelier & Wells River line.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Emslie of Sem
inary street left to-day for Salem, Mass.,
where they will attend the wedding of
Frank Hyde and Miss Emma O'Rourke,
which will take place Monday morning,
June 1. During next week Mr. and Mrs.
Kmslie will visit with relatives at Boston
and Ouincy, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. George
Rand will attend the wedding at Salem
on Monday, leaving to-morrow.
The N'ew England Fruit Store invites
you to its new soda fountain opening.
Watch for the date.
Tickets for the Spaulding alumni ball
(June 10) on sale at Drown's Drug Store,
F. H. Rogers' store and the Consolidated
Lighting Co.'s office.
Mrs. Richard Halsall of Xorth, Sem
inary street has received word of the
death of Mrs. Samuel Kenyon, wife of
her brother, at Montreal.
Retail stores close to-night at 9 o'clock
and will remain closed all day to-morrow.
Barber shops will remain open un
til 10 o'clock and close Saturday at noon.
Church of the Good Shepherd W. .1.
M. Beattie, rector. There will be a bap
tismal service in the church Saturday
Frederick Girard of Burlington Died at
Hospital, Having Been Hurt In
ternally at Lumber Yards.
Burlington, May 29. Frederick Gir
ard, for 20 years an employe of the
RobinsonrKdwards Lumler company,
was killed yesterday by the bursting of
a belt in the mill where he was employ
He was engaged in feeding a planing
machine when the waste pipe became
clogged. He stooped to tix it when the
spindle belt under the machine parted
and one end of it struck him in the
He was able to walk with assistance
but soon became unconscious. He was
hurried to the Mary Fletcher hospital
where he died in a short time from in
ternal hemorrhages. He was 6(5 vears
Perhaps the most conspicuous feature
of the celebration was the presentation
of veterans' jewels to seventeen of the
men whose names are inscribed on the
charter rolls of the lodge in Barre. In
honoring its guests with an exception
ally tine entertainment. Hiawatha
lodge and its members of three genera
tions did not forget to honor those who
Ktood at the helm when the organization
had its b ginnings. Appropriately
jewels fell to Grand Secretary Hender
son. Midway the program, Mr. Hender
son made a fitting sjieech in which the
faithfulness of the comparatively few
members was lauded deservedly. A
major portion of the charter members
living were present and the presenta
tion of the jewels was a most impres
sive spectacle.
Following is a list of those who re
ceived the veterans' jewels, either in
person or by proxy: Robert H. Ranney
or St. .Johnsbury; George r.. Jlchar
hind of Orange, Mass.; I. O. Wales,
George B. Milne, John McDonald, Wil
liam H. Buchanan, Fred A. Danforth, E.
C. Brock, William Miers, George W.
Barnard, Frank W. Jackson, Thomas R.,
McLean. Timothy H. Mills. H. K. Shel
burne. J. C. Daniel, Charles Johnston,
James H. Cook.
Frank W. Jackson presided at the ex
ercises and seated on the platform in
the regalia of the order were Past Grand
ire rinkerton. Grand Representative
lodges as an official either of the grand
lodge of his own state or as the leader
off the national lodge. It is a happy
auguary, said lie, when any lodge has
attained its 30th birthday. More and
more as the years go by these anniver
saries illustrate the fact that the prin
ciples of. our-fellowship are as undying
as the stars. It means that a living,
vital force has been created in your com
munity. .
Ninety-five years ago five men, aliens
here in America, men of English birth,
were drawn together by a common loneli
ness. I hey organized the first lodge of
Odd Fellowship and it is truly signlicant
that the part which the fraternity has
taken in the life of this great republic
should have a patriotic antecedent in
name. The first lodge was called Wash
ington lodge. The fatherhood of God
and the brotherhood of man were its
two underlying principles. Fatherhood
and brotherhood constituted the domi
nating idea and how well this idea has
been preserved may be seen in the proud
record that Odd Fellowship has made
for itself in America. On such a firm
foundation the builders came to lay the
super-structure of ritualism. It was inter-woven
with a three-fold desire, to
promote common charity, love of God
and love of country. (
Throughout the years of its existence
it has not attempted to ugurp the func
tions of the church. Instead, it has been
content to serve as the church's hand
maiden. Addressing members of Hiawa
tha lodge, let me say that you have not
lived up to your profession nor have
you kept the faith if you have failed in
emphasizing your own true function.
The fact that you have attained the
mature years of 30 speaks volumes for
your fidelity for the principles on which
Odd Fellowship stands. Remember al
ways that Odd Fellowship is not con
iined to the four walls of a lodge room.
There is room for expansion and where
there is the will to carry the three-fold
message that is ours by heritage there
is the Way. The speaker was compelled
to bow before the hearty applause as
ho concluded his remarks
That Hiawatha lodge should be able
thus to celebrate its anniversary in such
a pretentious manner was due in a large
emasure to the indefatigable efforts of
the committee in charge, consisting of
Frank W. Jackson, Alex. Duncan, 0. E.
Philhrick, C. G.' Carr and Judge Scott.
While they worked early and late to
make of the affair a success, they had
access always to the ready assistance of
other members of the order in this city.
To Show Cause Why He
Should Not Cancel His
Present Bond for $100,000
as State Treasurer and
Furnish New Surety to
the State
Case Will Be Argued at the
October Term of Vermont
Supreme Court Fletcher
Says He Was Deceived in
Accepting American Fi
delity Bond
As his next important move in an ap
parent effort to make State Treasurer
Edward H. Deavitt of Montpelier furnish
a new $100,000 bond. Governor Fletcher
last night secured a mandamus writ from
Supreme Court Justice John H. Watson,
compelling Treasurer Deavitt to appear
in supreme court at the October, 1914,
term to show cause why a new bond
should not be furnished. A copy of the
order was served on Treasurer "Deavitt
at his home in Montpelier shortly before
There are also 19 grandchildren, 22 great-
Scott, Grand Secretary Henderson and i grandchildren and one great-great-
and at Wells Biver, his service in Swan
ton covering 20 years. He is survived
bv his wife and four children: Mrs. Rov
Jocelyn of this place, G. H. Ranslow of
Portland, Me.. Mrs. B. J. Brown of St.
Albans and Mr. Arthur Robeson of
Springfield,. Mass.
.Mr. Jiansiow has snent the past three
winters in Florida.
Marriage of Barre Young People Oc
curred Wednesday Evening.
A quiet wedding was celebrated at
the Preshvterian parsonage on Welling
ton street Wednesday evening at 8
o'clock, when Miss Sadie Wilkie of this
city was united in mnrriage to John J.
McGowan, only son of Mrs. Annie Mc
Gowan of 32 Jefferson street. The couple
were unattended. They will make their
home on Jefferson street. The bride has
o'clock last evening,
In his petition for the writ, Governor
Fletcher alleges that Mr. Deavitt "wil
fully and maliciously and with intent to
deceive said . governor, concealed the
fact that the bonding company was in
had financial condition at the time and
he also alleges that Mr. Deavitt con
cealed the fact that three of the - re
insuring companies which took a part
of the risk, were not admitted to do bus
iness in Vermont aid that they have no
agents on whom process could be served.
Fletcher Wanted Several Sureties.
After giving the details of the taking
out of the original bond with the Amer
ican Fidelity Co. of Montpelier, the pe
tftion goea on to say:
"The. relator further avers that at th
time of the tender of said bond to said
governor as hereinbefore set forth said
American Fidelity company was in a
serious financial condition and to such
an extent that there was an impairment
of at least fifty-three thousand ($53,000)
dollars of the seven hundred fiftv thous
and ($750,000) dollars of paid-in' capital
of said company; that said company was
then and had been for some time past
doing business at a loss; that the con
dition of said company prior to said ten
der of said bond had been such that
said Deavitt as insurance commissioner
as aforesaid and acting in behalf of the
state of V ermont and in conjunction with
the insurance commissioners of the states
of Massachusetts and New York, had
notified said company to refrain from
declaring, and paying dividends what
ever upon its capital stock without the
consent of all of said insurance commis
sioners, to which said company agreed
and assented, and that said Deavitt at
the time of the tender of said bond as
aforesaid well knew tho facts as to the
condition of said American Fidelity com
pany as hereinbefore set forth but did
not impart to said governor said facts
nor did said governor then have any
knowledge of the same.
The relator turther avers that sain
governor did not then approve said bond
for the reason that he did not think it
expedient or wise or subservient to the
best interests of the state of Vermont
to have only one surety become and be
responsible for the whole penal sum of
one hundred thousand ($10(1,000) dollars
specified in said bond and that said gov
ernor then and there notified said Deav
itt that be would not approve said bond
unless said Deavitt procured additional
sureties thereto.
"The relator further avers that said
Deavitt, though repeatedly requested by
said governor, neglected to furnish addi
tional sureties to said bond until the 7th
dav of February, 1913. when said Deavitt
re-tendered said bond with, the instru
ments thereto attached as hereinafter
set forth to ssid governor for his approval.
the relator further avers that be
tween said 4th dav of October. 1912.
and said 7h ilv of February, 1913. said
American Fidelity company declared and
aid a dividend of four (4) per cent upon
! its capital stock without the consent of
id insurance commissioners of V cr
ew York, or
contra ven-
n4" .nt, ititilnrclti n.linrr nml anrMi.
mention the part the lodge, has played j The service was largely attended, both , ,11(.,,t between said company and said in-
l!ie Led .Men and the paving cutters at- u,irance commissioners which said divi-
tending in a noiiv, anil the orders were
1 hey escorted the I
Venerable Lady of Corinth Had Been in
Failing Health for Several Years.
She Observed Birthday
Last April.
There died in the town of Corinth
this week one of Vermont's oldest resi
dents, Mrs. Sallie Wilson, who on April
(i, reached the age of 102 years. "Aunt
Sallie," as she was called in Corinth,
passed away Tuesday morning at the
home of her on, George Henry Wilson,
Mie nau Deen a very active woman in
her younger days and was an expert in
needlework, but for several years she
had been in failing health, both physical
Iv and mentally.
Sarah Robie was born in Corinth and
bad always lived there with the excep
tion ot one ytar. tin Alav zf, 139, she
was married to George W. Wilson, who
died many years ago, and to them there
were born five children, one of whom
died in infancy. Those who survive are
George Henry, with whom she lived,
l.ynnin (,., Mrs. George Sleeper and Mrs.
George C. Hastings, all of Corinth.
Grand Chaplain, Rev. J. U. Reardon.
The program was carried out as follows:
Prayer, Rev. J. B. Reardon; piano solo,
"Gavotte Caprice," (Verhey) Miss Aver
ill; Historical Sketch of Hiawatha
Lodtre." Judge Scott; "A Stein Song
i grandchild, little Raymond Ira Lee of
liradtord, aged three years.
Although notice of Mrs. Wilson's 102d
birthday anniversary was taken by her
relatives and mends, it was necessarily
without formality, because of the weak-
(Bullardi. Mr. Lamnnt: readimr. Missioned condition of tho woman. She was
1-avelle; address, Alfred S. Pinkerton; devout Christian and a faithful wife
The Bugler," (Pinsuti) Mr. Lamont; re- 'lnd mother, active and keen as long as
marks and presentation of veterans ! ber health permitted. She was loved
jewels. Grand Secretary Henderson; and respected by all who knew her.
reading. Miss Lavelle; "The Wind," (Al- i Funeral services were held at the Ccji
kan) Miss Averill. jter church Wednesday afternoon at 1
History of Hiawatha Lodtre. .ociock, iu-v. jonn xioiuen omciating.
Judge Scott's remarks were wholly of
a reminiscent character. Going buck to
Was One of Vermont's Best Known Con
gregational Clergymen.
Swanton, May 29. Xews has been re
ceived of the death yesterday in Sea
breeze, Fla., of the Rev. Eugene J. Rans
low, a well known Congregational min
ister of this state. Mr. Ranslow suffered
a shock four weeks ago. The liody will
be brought here for burial.
For 35 years Mr. Ranslow preached in !)lrcSent position in the front ranks of ! The funeral' of Alex. Liiwson. who died
the Congregational church of this place j the crand loti:r-. He recounted the ure- i Monda v lliuilt at. his home in East liarre
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liminary steps t 'in t were taken Iviore jof tuberculosis, was held yesterday aft
the charter was received, told of fhejcriioon.il prayer service In iiij conducted
lirst installation and brought his hear- 'at the home at 1:30 o'clock, followed bv
the very early days of the lodge, the . Funm, of Alex Lawspn Held at East
speaker traced its growth from one ot ' t ,
the smallest lodges in the tt! to its
Barre Church.
era by gradual steps down to the Hia-jii funeral s-rvice at the Congregational jniont. Massachusetts and Xe
watha lodge of to-day. In reviewing j church at 1 o'clock. Rev. James Kamage, ( anv 0f them, and in direct
its past, the speaker unl not neglect to pastor ot the ciuircn. outdated
in the hisher councils of Odd Fellowship,
.ludire Scott's historical contribution to
the exercises was deeply interesting to I fully represented,
it received from the audience the close j body from the house to the church. Dur-
nttention it df served. mg the service Mrs. Iiickey and Mrs.
Bellows rendered a duet, and Mrs. Bid-
Mr. Pinkerton's Talk.
Seldom has the familiar story of the
Odd Fellowship's meteoric rise in the
family of fraternal organizations been
told in a more vivid manner that Mr.
Pinkerton's careful narrative. And not
in a long time have Barre members of
the order been privileged to hear a more
comprehensive analysis of the great
for which their, order stands.
Some of the clear cut precepts that have
a resident of Barre for the past made the eraft stand out in bold out-
year, coming her from her home in line for nearly a hundred years were
Canada. During her residence here she clothed with new meaning, as the
has made a wide circle of friends who audience, captivated by the speaker's
are extending warmest congratulations. I pleasing address, chained its attention
Mr. McGowan is one of Barre's well-j on the man who stood before them and
known young men. For the past two (listened eagerly for nearly an hour,
lows sang as a solo. "Xearer, Mv God,
to Thee."
The bearers were Will Brown, Holiert
Arthur, from the Masons; Alex. Camer
on. John Wilson, from the paving cut
ters; .1. R. Osborne and John Salter,
from the Red 3Ien. The burial service
of the Red Men was used at the grave
and the procession that wended its way
from the church to the cemetery was
the longest ever seen in East Barre.
Fifty teams were in the line, besides the
years he has held a responsible position
with the Wells. 1-amson Quarry Co. at
Websterville, where he has acted as an
at 3 p. m. All with tin baptized children assistant to Superintendent John JIc-
are urged to bring them. I sod.
Mr. Pinkerton flavored his siieech with
numerous spicy anecdotes and exhibited
a remarkable faculty for illustrating his
points bv rehearsing some of his ex-
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Brown and
son. Miss Helen DeMerrell and George
IK'Merrell of Cliff street left to-day by
automobile for Mr. Brown's former home
in Waterloo, P. t,., where they' will re
main until after Memorial day. Mrs.
Frank C. Turner of South Main street
left this forenoon for Hartford, Conn.,
perieneea while visiting out-of-the-way to make a 10 days' visit with her son,
dend had not been earned by said com
pany and all of which said IVavitt well
knew on nnd before said ,th day ot
February. 1913. but which said governor
did not "then know."
The New Bond Presented.
Xext in his petition. Governor Fletch
er gives the statements of the re-insuring
companies secured by Treasurer
Deavitt, the companies lieing the South
western Surety Insurance Co., the In
ternational Fidelity Insurance Co., the
New England Casualty Co. and the
Southern Surety Co., the statements be
ing entitled "eousent to subrogation."
And the petition goes on to say:
"The relator further avers that when
said Deavitt re-tendered said bond to said
governor for bis approval on the 7th day
of February. 1913. as hereinbefore set
forth, said "Southwestern Surety Insur
ance company, said International Fidel
ity Insurance company and said South
ern Surety company were all foreign
corporations and were not authorized
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