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VOL. XVIII NO. 66.
IJARRE, VERMONT, MONDAY, JUNE 1, 1914.
TRICE, ONE CENT.
WON'T STAY
IN OFFICE
French Cabinet Decided To
day to Tender Resignations
OUT OF SYMPATHY
WITH FRENCH PEOPLE
Changes in the Chamber of
miles Make Control
Very Uncertain
Depi
Paris, June I. The French cabinet un
!cr Premier Gaston Doume.rgue has decid
ed to resign. The resolution was taken at
a meeting of the cabinet to-day, and the
cabinet will meet to-morrow to draft a
statement explaining the reasons for re
tirement from office.
The chief factor bringing about the
resignation is understood to be the un
certainty of being able to control a ma
jority in the Chamber of Deputies, where
changes were brought about in the re
cent general elections. Differences also
have arisen concerning the financial
measures and there are divergences re
garding the question of three years' mil
itary service.
IDENTIFY BODIES
QUITE RAPIDLY
Nearly 100 of the 188 Bodies Brought to
Quebec from Wreck of Empress
of Ireland Have Been
Recognized.
Quebec, June 1. The "identification of
the dead recovered 'from the scene of the
wreck of tho Canadian Pacific liner Em
press of Ireland is proceeding more rap
idlv than w.is expected. , , Nearly one
hundred of the 1X8 bodies brought here
yesterday v the tender Lady Grey have
been recognized thus far, in addition to
the bodies identified at Kimouski.
A force of men is patrolling both sides
of the St. Lawrence river for miles,
searching for boi'des, but with little suc
cess. Jinny boats are hovering on the
river with the same purpose in view.
There was no change to-day in the
olticial ,ists of the saved and the dead,
which show that 41$ persons escaped
and 96!) perished.
Ottawa, Juno 1. The British and the
Canadian governments are co-operating
to make tiie most thorough investiga
tion posisble into the sinking of the
Empress of Ireland. The disaster will
bo inquired into by a royal commission
of three. The British government has
appointed George Vaux as representa
tive. He has sailed from England and
will reach Montreal June 8, when the
inquiry will be commenced. Two other
members will be judges of the Canadian
admiralty court.
A preliminary investigation is now
being made and all the. passengers saved
will be summoned to give evidence under
oath before Captain Lindsay, wreck
commissioner of Canada, and the officers
of the Empress of Ireland and the col
lier Storstad.
A BUILDING
DEMOLISHED
Two Men Were Killed and
Five Injured at Boston
Sewage Station
MACHINERY BLOWN
OVER 200 YARDS
Sewer Gas Exploded with
Terrific Force This
Morning
FLAG-RAISING AT PRISON.
WILSON DEFENDS
THE TARIFF LAW
Does Not Consider It Responsible for
Depression, Nor Does He Consider
the Depression So Bad in
; U. S. as Elsewhere.
Washington, D. C, June 1. President
i ilson to-day again expressed his con
viction that any present unsatisfactory
condition in business was not general
but less felt in the United States than
in any other part of the world. He re
iterated this view at his first conference
with the Washington correspondents
since the Mexican situation became
cute. Questions on the subject of Mex
ico or on mediation were barred.
President Wilson believes that pros
perity would come with a jump if the
manufacturers believed it was coming.
He does- not believe that the tariff has
anything to do with the depression.
FOREST FIRE WARDEN
DISCOVERED BLAZE
But Fire Got Beyond Control and Burned
Over 25 Acres Between Brattle
boro and Guilford.
Brattleboro, June 1. A forest fire
tvhich started yesterday afternoon on
the Sprout place on the Guilford road,
owned by the Crystal Spring Ice Co.,
.got beyond control of the fire warden
before daylight to-day, fanned by a
strong wind, and a second general alarm
called out a large number of people from
Brattleboro and Guilford. Before the
fire was extinguished, 25 acres had been
burned over, at a loss of $1,000.
The origin of the fire is not known.
The fire was discovered by the state ob
server on Stratton mountain, who at
once reported it.
Also a Program of Sports Carried Out
at Windsor. :
Windsor, June l.--The inmates of the
state prison attended a Memorial day
service in the prison chapel Saturday
morning, and at the close participated
in a flag-raising in the prison yard
where the national colors were raised
on a 40-foot pole while the male pris
oners give three cheers.
At ihe chapel exercises, the prison
chaplain, Rev. Parker C. Manzer, gave
an address. The women prisoners at
tended the chapel exercises and from
their quarters overlooking the prison
yard watched the-flag raising and the
program of sports 'winch followed.
After the flag was raised, the male
prisoners indulged' in' "feats of running.
jumping, etc. I he "men were given
three hours of recreation. Superinten
dent Walker expects ' to inaugurate a
Saturday half-holiday if the work of
the prisoners, at-shirt -milking, is kept
up to its present Ktatrdard." The inmates
were given a special dinner.
Secretary of the Treasury MeAdoo,
who is spending his honeymoon with
Mrs. MeAdoo, daughter of President
and Mrs. Wilson, in Cornish, X. H., had
been invited to attend the flag-Taming,
but was unable to be present.
BURNING MANSIONS
A DAILY PASTIME
JUDGE OF PROBATE 23 YEARS.
Edwin C. White of the Lamoille District
Died Saturday.
Hyde Park, June 1. Edwin C. White,
judge of probate for the district Of La
moille, died at his home in this place
Saturday morning at 6:15 o'clock. He
bad been in poor health for some time,
but was confined to the house only about
two weeks. The funeral was held at
bis late home this morning at 10 o'clock.
The burial was at Eden, his native town.
E. C. White was born in Eden in 1834,
where he resided many years, serving
that town as town clerk as well as fill
ing various other town offices and repre
senting that town in the general as
sembly. In 1801 he was appointed judge
of probate by Governor Page, to fill a
vacancy caused by the death of V. IT.
H. Kenficld, and has served continuously
in that capacity, being almost invariably
re-elected without opposition. During
the 23 years in tlirst position he bad giv
en excellent satisfaction and the cases
are very few where an appeal had been
taken from his decision. As judge of
probate he was considered one of the
best in the' star. He took an active in
terest in tWn affairs and gave liberally
to all worthy enterprises. Quiet and Tin
assuming he stood well as an official
and townsman and rr.nr.y sincerely mourn
his death, lie was a friend of the un
fortunate and g;iv;i generously, known
only to himself and fie recipient, to de
serving cause?.
Judge White was a member of Mt.
Norris lodge, F. nnd A. M and Tucker
chapter, ft. A. M. Besides his wife, be
is survived by an only child, George E.
White of Montpelier, bookkeeper in the
National Life inure.nee company. He
is in poor health, heir 3 in Boston, where
be recently underwent a serious surgical
operation. A brother, Francis White,
and a sister, Mrs. Jonas T. Stevens, also
survive.
Militant Suffragettes Continue to Be Ac
tive Throughout the British Isles
They Also Put Torch to
an Ancient Church.
London, June 1. Arson squads of mil
itant suffragettes to-day destroyed the
historic parish church, St. Mary's, at
Wargrave, three miles from Henly-on-the-Thames,
and they are believed to
have been responsible for a fire which
destroyed a mansion near Windsor which
formerly was the residence of the duch
ess of Sutherland.
All that remains of the church, which
was built in 1538, is a portion of the
tower and the scorched stone walls. In
the ruins the firemen found suffrage lit
erature, and a notice to stop persecuting
women.
DIED WHILE PRISONER.
Bruno De Massa, Jr., Was Held as Wit
ness in Winooski Shoting.
'.Burlington. June 1. Bruno De Massa,
jr., one of the Italian witnesses held in
the Winooski shooting case, died Satur
day evening at the Mary Fletcher hos
pital. De Massa was taken in charge
with several others of his countrymen
during the investigation of the shooting
end he appeared before the grand jury.
Following tho indictment of the prin
cipals, De Massa was held in bail as a
witness and wus unable to furnish the
amount required. He became ill some
time ago and on May 15 was taken to
the hospital. He died of acute bron
chitis combined with acute laryngitis.
The body was taken to Lavigne's" under:
taking rooms in Winooski. De Massa
was 25 years of age and was married, but
he does not seem to have any relatives
living in this vicinity. He 1ms a num
ber of friends among the Italians in
Winooski who are raising money to pay
the funeral expenses. The funeral wiil
lie held Tuesday.
Boston, June 1. Two men were killed
and five others were dangerously injured
by an explosion of sewer gas at the sew
age pumping station in East Boston to
day.
The Dead.
MARTIN DEVEREUX of Roxbury.
THOMAS BUTLER of Eust Boston.
The explosion occurred in the screen
building annex, and the force of the ex
plosion was so terrific that the building
was demolished and portions of the ma
chinery, window casings and other debris
were blown more than 200 yards. The
skylights and doors were also blown out
of other buildings, which otherwise were
not damaged.
All the victims, with the exception of
James Mcfiovern, one of the two who
mav die, were emploved 111 the station
MeOovern was an employe in the Boston
& Albany railroad freight yard near the
building. fie was buried beneath
shower of bricks.
WOMAN DRAGGED
BY AUTOMOBILE
Mrs. Albert Morey Jumped from Her
Auto When She Saw That Collis
sion With Another Was
Inevitable.
St. Johnsbury, June 1, The automo
biles of Albert Morey of Nashua, N. H.,
and Milo A. Shattuck of St. Johnsbury
collided here yesterday, and Mrs. Morey,
who jumped just as tiie cars came to
gether, was injured.
Jn jumping Mrs, Morey tell in front of
the Shattuck car and was pushed along
several feet. The Shattuck car was badly
wrecked.
The Morcvs with Mr., and Mrs. J. A.
McDonald and daughter of this place
were on their way to fra11 upa Mills, the
old home of Mrs. McDonald and .Mrs.
Morey who are sisters. Mrs. Morev was
the only one injured. She was carried
to a house nearby, given medical care
and a few hours later tiie party was able
(o continue the trip.
SEXTET FROM JAIL
WILL RECEIVE HOSPITAL MONEY.
SENATE REFERS RESOLUTION
W. A. Drew Appointed Collector of the
Building Fund Pledges.
For the convenience of contributors to
the building fund, the Barre City hos
pital trustees have appointed W. A.
Drew collector of pledges and the same
can be paid to him or his assistant at
the Barre Savings Bank J rust Co. in
the Howland block, at any time during
banking hours. Mr. Drew has the pledge
cards and he will give receipts for all
pledges paid to him. The first payment
on pledges is now due.
Relating to New York Central Railway's i
Status.
Washington. 1). C. June 1. By a vot.
of 33 to 20, the Senate to-day "reerred
to the interstate commerce committee
the Norris resolution asking Ihc aUcr-ney-general
to state if the New York
Central lines constitute a violation of
the Sherman anti-trust law and if V.c in
tends" to proceed against it.
The effect of sending the rcinUiiiini
to the interstate commerce committee is
to delay action. Senator Norria object-fd-
t
SURVIVOR IN ST. JOHNSBURY.
C. R.
Burt Was Passenger on the Ill-
Fated Empress of Ireland.
St. Johnsbury, June 1. C. R. Burt of
Toronto, Out., one of the first cabin pas
sengers rescued from the Empress of
Irdend, is the sini of Mrs. Laura Butt
if tliis phuv. Mr. B'irt eutfered little
f;o:n tic thc-.'k and txp.'.-uio rtnl Has
able to line Q'tXve t arly t:indtr morn
ing for this town. He plans to go to
N-w York and will sail Wednesday for
Europe on the Caraania,
Paid a Visit to Barre's Presiding Judge
To-day. .
Memorial dav's aftermath saw a half
dozen convivial spirits tucked awav in
separate compartments at police head
quarters. This morning. Magistrate H.
W. Scott had his hands full as the sorry
six came trooping into city court. Ama
bel Payette, alias Lamarre, pleaded guil
ty to a subsequent offense and was sen
tenced to serve 30 days in the countv
jail and to pay a $15 fine with $6 costs.
JO this stiff dose was. added a $. fine
suspended April 10 last, when Payette
vowed bv all that was good and great to
abstain for a solid 12-month. He will
spend a considerable part of the summer
in Montpelier. Pavette was arrested by
Officer Harry Gamble.
Ben Woolhouse, listed in the judge's
card index as an habitual, entered a
plea of guilty and paid $15 for a fine
and costs of $4.20. He was arrested by
Officer John V. Dineen. Another man
who fell into Officer Dineen's clutches
was Fred Peppin of Northfield. Peppin
paid a line and costs ot SNi.fwI. Oscar
iliazy pleaded guilty to a first offense
and jiaid the minimum fine with costs
of fo.l.i. lie was arrested by Officer
Henderson. David Mitchell pleaded jruil-
ty to a similar offense and paid $5 and
$7, Officer Henderson making the arrest.
Arthur Foley of Boston Highlands and
more recently of Ilardwick and Barre
was arraigned for an alleged subsequent
offense to which he pleaded guilty and
made a disclosure. The judge sentenced
him to serve 30 days and to pay costs
of $(5.10. Officer Gamble arrested Foley
yesterday.
Saturday morning Charles Young was
arrested by Officer John S. Murlev on a
warrant charging him with a breach of
the peace. Before Judge Scott he plead
ed guilty and paid a $5 fine with costs
of $6.24. The assault is alleged to have
been made on one Daniel Houghton.
WILLIAM MARR'S FUNERAL
Was Held Saturday Afternoon, Many
People Attending.
Prayer services for William Marr, the
Barre granite manufacturer of the firm
of Marr & Gordon, whose? 'death at the
Leonard hospital in North Troy, N. V.,
Wednesday afternoon followed closely
on the injuries which he received while
setting a stone in one of the Troy ceme
teries, were held nt bis house, 21 Frank
lin street. Saturday afternoon at i
o'clock. The funeral took place a half
now later in the Congregational church
where friends from every, circle hi which
tiie deceased moved gathered to pay then
last respects. The pastor. . Rev. J. W
Harnett, officiated, and paid a brief trib.
lite to Mr. Marr at the church services
Large delegations from St. Aldemar
commandery, Granite . lodge, Granite
chapter, Clan Gordon and the employes
of the firm attended the services and
escorted the remains to the grave. The
bearers were: tieorge B, Mime and Fred
D. Ladd from the commandery. Arthur
C. Tihlon from Granite chapter, James
i.ong, representing i.iamto lodge, Wil
liam Barclay, who represented the Barre
Granite Manufacturers' association, and
lames Adie of Clan Gordon. Interment
was made at Elmwood cemetery, where
the committal services of the Masons
and the clansmen were used.
Included among those who attended
from out of the city were Robert Marr
of London, Out., a brother of the de
ceased; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lyman of
Rutland, and Mr. and Mrs. Bigelow of
urooktield.
FIRE REPEATS
ITS RAVAGES
DIED VERY SUDDENLY.
Mrs. Esther Ruel, Mother of Mrs. George
Landers, Died at Montpelier.
Airs. Esther Ruel, mother of Mrs.
George Landers ot this city, and a for
mer Barre resident, died of heart fail
ure at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon at
the home ot her daughter, Mrs John Bu
ley, in Montpelier. Mrs. Ruel bad been
in failing health for two or three years
past, but of late had appeared in good
health, Kismg from the table, Mrs. Ruel
complained of feeling indisposed, and she
died within a minute after Ivmg upon
couch. Mr. Ruel died of heart failure
at Montpelier nine years asm this month
Mrs. Ruel is survived bv four brothers
and one sister, who are: Henry of Bur
lington; James of San Francisco; Fred
of Worcester, Mass.; Jere of Richmond;
and Mrs. Frederick Boupry of Worcester,
Mass. She is also survived bv four
daughters, two sons, 30 grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren.
The sons and daughters surj-viving
are: George Ruel of St. George; Henry
Uuel, Bristol; Mrs. George Landers,
Barre: Mrs. Louis Buley, Richmond;
Mrs. John Buley, Montpelier; Mrs. Wil-
mm Hum, Kutland. Mrs. Kuel was
born at Essex Junction in 1841. In ISfil
she was married at Winooski. For the
past 20 years Mrs. Ruel had resided in
Burlington, Montpelier, Barre and Bris
tol. For several years she made her
Kirne with her daughter, Mrs. George
lenders in this citv, but for the past
few years she had resided at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. John Buley, in Mont
pelier.
the funeral will be held to-morrow
morning at ! o'clock, Services will be
leld at St. Augustine s . church nnd the
interment will be made in the Catholic
cemetery nt Montpelier.
AUTO WENT OVER
20-FOOT BANK
UPTON G0NY0.
Well Known Telephone Chief Operator
Bride of Woodsville Man.
zThomas Upton of Woodsville, N. H.,
and Mis tirace tionvo of Montpelier
were married this morning at St. Augus
tine's church in Montpelier in the pres
ence of a few friends and relatives.
Nuptial mass was held at 7:30 o'clock,
with Rev. William Sullivan, pastor of
St. Augustine's church, officiating. The
groom Avns attended by Adolphus Gonyo
of this citv while Miss Dilaway, a friend
of the bride, rcted as bridesmaid. The
newly married couple left this afternoon
on a tew weeks wed.iing tour to ilon
Only Slight Injuries Were Sustained by
Enosburg Falls People Returning
From Pleasure Trip to
Newport.
Enosburg Falls. June 1. An auto
mobile owned and driven bv J. Kent
'erley went over a 20-foot embankment
this side of Newport Satnrday afternoon
when the partv were returning from a
pleasure trip to Newport. - In the car
with Mr. I erley were .lonn tiranch. jr.,
Miss Annie Merrill and Miss May Kim-
ill. One of Miss Kimball's ankles was
njured and Mr. Branch was somewhat
urt.
After their accident the partv came
o Richford by ruin, and they were met
that place by Olin Merrill and
roueht home the remainder of the way
bv his automobile.
Other memlxra of the pleasure party
ere Dr. and Mrs. A. M. Brown, W. E.
David and Miss Ruth Draper.
Wipes Out the New Granite
Plant at Williams-town
DEFECTIVE WIRING,
SAYS SUPT. W. B. JONES
Last Night's Loss Is $25,000,
on Which There Is In
surance of $17,000
HELD JOINT CONVENTION.
Vermont Postoffice Clerks and Vermont
Letter Carriers.
Rutland, June 1. The second annual
convention of the Vermont Association
of Postoffice Clerks and Vermont Associa
tion of lx-ttcr Carriers was held Saturday
afternoon in this city, followed by a
joint banquet at 8 o'clock in the even
ing at the Berwick hotel, at which about
100 guests were served, including prom
inent members of the asociation, and
Oov. Allen M. rleteher of ( avrndish.
Edith (1. Taylor and F. B. Fuller of this
citv acted jts chairmen of the evening
and Hugh J. Kingtdey was the toast
master. The business meeting of the Vermont
branch of the National Association of
Letter Curriers was held Saturday after
noon at 4 o'clock in Odd Fellows' hall.
Delegates and members from different
towns in the state were present to the
number of 35. including members from
Burlington, Montpelier, Bellows Falls,
Barre, Brattleboro and this city.
Branches Elect Officers.
Reports of the secretary were read
and accepted and officers were elected
as follows: President. Joseph M. Flynn
Fan of Bellows rails; secretary and
treasurer, 11. U luchardson of Mont-jieller.
Jt was voien 10 noiu me next meeting
in Brattleboro May 13, 1!U5.
The Vermont branch of the National
Association of Postoffice Clerks held a
meeting at 2:30 o'clock in the parlors
of the Berwick hotel, with 25 memliers
present including delegates from Rut
land. Barre, Bellows Falls, Fair Haven.
Itenningion, St. Albans. Brattleltoro, and
Burlington. Officers were elected as fol-
For the second time within 11 month
fire wiped out the principal manufactur
ing establishment in Williamstown las
night, when the new stoneshed of the
W. B. Jones Granite Co. was totally de
stroyed. The destruction of the plant
follows closely on the opening of tb
shed for manufacturing purposes less
than two months ago. On the same
site June 13, 1913, the Grearson-Beckett
stoneshed, in which the leading share
holders were owners in the Jones Co,
business, was burned to the ground in
the early morning.
Roughly estimated, the loss is 925,000,
with insurance of $17,000, which m car
ried in several insuring companies by
the Kobinson-McAllister and the a,
Ballard agencies in this city. Hints o
incendiarism figure in one theory as to
how the fire started, and in another the
origin is attributed to defective wiring
hether or not the plant will be rebuilt
is problematical.
It was around :4u o clock last even
ing when the first genera! alarm was
sounded by church bells in the village
Many people were attending services
and when they arrived at the burning
fehed they found groups of townspeople
trying to cope with the outbreak by
means of buckets. A strong wind was
blowing from the south, and people who
were on the scene early say there was a
no time any chance to save the build
ng. The blaze was discovered in the
west end of the shed, where was located
the compressor plant and where entered
the set of wires from a transformer at
tached to a pole outside. At the out
set men were able to enter the structure
from the east end and feeble efforts were
made to save some of the portable
equipment. But tho names rode down
the center of the shed with such rapidity
that the men were compelled to beat a
hasty retreat. Eight o clock saw the
building a mass of flames, and with a
powerful wind blowing it was deemed
wise to summon outside aid.
Barre's Auto Truck Responds.
It was a few moments after 8 o'clock
when Chief Gladding received a tele
phone call at the local station. Five
firemen, regulars and members of the
call crew were assigned to the auto
ruck, and a hurried trip was made to
Williamstown, Ihe Barre firemen ar
rived in time to lend their assistance in
keeping the flames away from the office
nd in saving two large piles of lumber
just south of the shed. By this time
the building was thoroughly gutted, and
the walls were last falling to the
ground. A volunteer brigade which lined
its way with buckets up from a nearby
brook made sporadic efforts to keep the
fire within bounds and were successful
only so far as they prevented some of
the smaller outbuildings trom burning.
The wind sent the fire scurrying into
four corners of the shed, and bv t
o'clock only a pile of ashes, charred
stones and great hulks ot machinery
were left.
treal and through points in eastern Can- (lows: President. George H. Boss of Rut-
lann; vi-f?-iix-riut-ni,, r. j. rignt m
Burlington; second vice-president. J. Ij.
Leslie of Barre; secretary, J. A. Austin
of Brattleboro, treasurer, .T. L. Liver-
more of Bellows lulls; chairman of or
ad;i.
The bride is well known in Barre, hav
ing made her residence here for many
years. She w-ss for a considerable period
connected with the loml exchange of
ihe Vermont Telephone company. For crnnuation committee. L. H. Taylor of
the past three veins j.'ic h;is been chief Rutland: chairman of finance commit
opemtor of the 'Montpelier exchange. The tee. Miss Nora Crowley of Rutland;
groom is telegraph operator for the Bos-1 delegates to the nations! convention to
ton and Maine railroad, located at h held in Omaha, Neb., on Labor day,
Woodsville, N. H. W. C. Irish of Burlington.
i
$4,ooo Worth of Granite Useless.
The main building had lateral dimen.
sions of 200 x 80 feet at one end and
50 feet at the other. Not so much as a
single stick of r.ew timber that went
into the building remains. To the south
is the office building, which survived the
fire of last July. This time it was badly
scorched, but may be utilized for its
intended purpose, if necessary. Over to
the north of the main shed was a small
section of a circular shed. Flying em
bers ignited the little structure and re
duced it to ashes, too. In the lower end
of the big shed was located the fore-
mans office, where were filed specifica
tions of the building, specifications for
work and contracts, J hey were de
stroyed and their loss will bulk rather
large in the total loss. Around $4,000
worth of work, finished and unfinished,
as in the shed at the time of the fire.
None of it can be salvaged. Superinlcn-
lent Jones stated to-day that much, of
the work was ready for shipment. A
tiiiO-ft. Sullivan air compressor, a 20-ton
Lane traveling crane, an Allis-l banners
motor of 75 h. p. development, a Smith,
Whitcomb i Cook Co. polishing machine
in use only a short time and another
machine of the same type, which had
been recently purchased and was to have
tieen installed this week, were all ruined.
The boiler building was snuffed out ns
though its walls were paper, and only
the tall chimney, towering over the
wreckage, remains intact.
40 Men Out of Employment.
Upwards of 40 men are thrown out of j
employment. Many of the men met !
with poor success in searching for their'
tools to-day, although a small load of WMow f Ambrose jj Averin passed
hammers was brought to Barre to-dar i . ..
to be tempered. A number of stone- i Away This Morning.
cutters also came to the city to-day to t Mrs. E. Atice Averill. wif
shed opened April 1. There were few
plants of more modern equipment iu the
Barre granite belt.
Arson Theory Not Held by SupU Jones.
In Williamstown to-day there w
rumors that an incendiary had ba (i
work. According to the testimony cvl
buiiiu, h, man was seen coming out oi
shed a short time before the fire broke
out. To strengthen this theory, there
are those who say they detected strong
odors of gasolene as they neared the
Dunuing when the alarm was first sound
ed. Others still, and tliev seem to be in
the majority, adhere to the theory that
detective insulation started the fire. It
is pointed out that the blaze had its
origin in the compressor room, where
connections are effected with the trans
former. The wiring had lately been re
paired end inspected.
Wben interviewed this forenoon Su
perintendent Jones gave a careful ac
count of the fire. He was in church
when the electric lights began to flicker,
He believes the Dicker was caused by a
defection in , the wiring at the plant.
Soon afterwards was heard the cry of
fire and everybody rushed out of doors
to see the shed ablaze. Mr. Jones pre
ferred not to be quoted when asked as
to the company's plans for the future.
He did not give any credence to the
arson theory of the fire's origin.
LITTLE BLAZES ABOUT BARRE.
Cause Some Wonder and a Little Work
for Firemen.
Folks who saw a lurid glare in the
north heavens late Friday night labored
for a time under the misapprehension
that a serious fire had broken out some
where on the Montpelier road. .Most of
those who noticed the reflection took
pains to undeceive themselves, but tor
the benefit of the few who did not both
er to call up fire headquarters, it may
lie explained that the reflection was
caused by the burning of a box car at
the scene of the C. V. wreck near
Dodge's bridge. In order to open traffic
on the branch as soon as possible, the
wrecking crew decided to burn a large
box car. The work of removing the
debris began immediately after the de
railment Friiiay afternoon and by Sat
urday morning C. V, trains had been
transfened from the M. &. W. line to
the trail they usually take in reaching
this city.
lire headquarters did have a call Fri
lay night, when someone noticed a pile
of chips burning at the north end of the
South Main street bridge. It was
around 10:15 o'clock when the station
got a telephone call. Some of the regu
lars went to the scene in the auto truck
and extinguished the Blaze with chemi
cals and water from the river near bv.
The fire is believed to have been started
by a spark from the quarry train re-;
turning to the hills at 0:30 o'clock.
There wasn't ani' damage.
Soon after 6 o clock Saturday night.
the fire truck was sent to J. B. San-
guinetti's big tenement house at 3!S
North Main street. Smoke had spread
through every room in the building, but
the firemen were quick to locate the
blaze , A pile of rags near the kitchen
stove in one of the ground floor tene
ments was responsible for the outbreak.;
and a single stream of the chemical i
quenched it all. The loss is a trivial
matter.
HI '
GIVEN
HEROES
The Nation's Defenders Re
ceived Tribute at Notable
Memorial Day Exercises
Held in Barre, at Which
Rev. Duncan Salmond of
the Presbyterian Church
Was the Speaker
LINE OF VETERANS
NOTICEABLY SMALLER
As They Marched to Elm-
wood Cemetery and Then
to Opera House for the
Formal Exercises Fol
lowed by Dinner at Which
War Talk and Gettys
burg Remembrances Were
Given
TALKED IT OVER AT DINNER.
Veterans and Their Guests Enjoyed Fine
Repast Served by G. A. R. Ladies.
Interest in the annual veterans' dinner.
served by the Ladies ot the O. A. R. in
the vestry of the Congregational church,
was heightened by the presence of the
cavalrymen from Norwich. There were
more than 100 people seated at the ta
bles when the serving began. It was a
ungry contingent of boys who joined
he veterans and the other guests in (lo
ng justice to the splendid bill of fare
provided by the ladies, The service was
prompt and the menu included about
vcrythmg seasonable. At the after din
ner exercises. Comrade E. L. Smith pre-
ic.t and called upon a number of rep
resentative speakers for brief remarks.
itv I lerk James Mackay responded for
the city government and bespoke the
lea sure which the members of the coun-
il have always felt in being able to do
their share in making the Memorial day
observance an occasion of true commemoration.
During the noon hour nearly every
eter.in was asked to relate a remi-
scencc, either of the war or of the great
eunion at (rcttvsburg last July. A
numlier ot tho comrades were present
t the reunion oi the .North and Ninth
nd perhaps the memorable get-together
nd the eliect it, produced on the Jiliie
nd Gray figured most prominently in
he informal responses of the veterans.
All and alike joined in praising the gov
ernment for the admirable manner in
hich 50,000 veterans were entertained
on the scene of that sanguinary strife.
thers entertained the diners with vivid
recollect ianij of the Rebellion itself. Cap
tain C. Newell Barber, of the first in
fantry, spoke on the army of to-day,
nd said that the bovs would volunteer
to-dav as willingly ns in IStil if the
country needs their services in Mexico.
Others who spoke were Mrs. Johnson,
president of the Indies' auxiliary, who
commemorated the devotion of wives
and mothers of the Rebellion in a few
ords; Cadet Captain Kimball of the
ivalrv, who spoke appreciatively of the
reatment accorded the trrtop during its
ay in the city, (in belialt ot the euv
rv, he also expressed the pleasure that
as theirs in iwing able to assist in com
memorating the deeds of brave men. j R. B. Crundall post. No. ."ill, Grand Army
Soldiers and civilians, school children,
city officials, Sons of Veterans and fra
ternal organizations, joined on Memorial
day in paying tender and reverent trib
ute to the veterans, living and dead, who
participated in the wars of 138 years. A
long roll of men who '"gave all that they
were or hoped to be" for the preserva
tion of their country's honor were re
membered even as the survivors of the
rebellion of 1861-1865 were honored
alike by old and young. It was
day of commemoration and re-
consecration, an occasion for recalling
the hallowed memory of those who have
gone before and for the living to dedicate
themselres anew to the perpetuation of
principles for which lives and ambitions
were so freely sacrificed in days past.
Here in Barre the finest traditons of
Memorial day were preserved.
Barring the spring rain that pattered
down rather briskly for a short while
during the parade, our oldest soldiers
had an ideal day for the parade and ex
ercises Saturday. Soon after the line
of march formed at Depot square, rain
began to full and continued during the
march to Elmwood. Before the return
was made, however, the sun burst
through the clouds again. There were
bright skies overhead and a brticing air.
From the prostrating heat of the pre
vious days there was a blessed change.
The Parade.
The presence in the parade of a troop
from the first Vermont cavalry, com
posed of cadets from Norwich university.
seemed to lend a new significance to the
day. Consisting of 33 men and led bv
Captain Kimball, the young soldiers
reached town in the hrt part of the
forenoon. Captain C. Newell Barber of
the first Vermont infantry was marshal
and he assigned the cavalrymen to a
place of commanding prominence in the
me. Promptly At H:30 o'clock the dif
ferent organizations to be represented
in the morning march to Elmwood gath
ered at the square.
Harre s police force, resplendent in new
uniforms, fell into line directly back of
the marshal. Next came a detail of
mounted cadets and then came the Barre
Citizens' band. The musicians took a
conspicuously successful part in the day's
doings and it may be said here and now
that the crowds which accompanied the
marchers to the cemetery as well as
those who filed slowly into city hall and
participated in the exercises, had no rea
son to believe that Barre's band isn't the
same substantial and capable organiza
tion of yore. The boys played briskly
on the march and then with measured
soberness in the more impressive parts
of the program.
A large detail of knights from St.
Aldemar commandery, K. T brought up
in the rear of the police. The command
ery men were iu full regalia and lent a
pleasing touch of color to the scene.
After them came a number of veterans
in cabs. Next followed the mayor and
city council nnd city clerk in vehicles.
Then, with their ranks rather sadly de
pleted by dentil in the last year, and
inimhers of them showing plainly the
inroads of time, en me the veterans of
Arthur . Robinson, representing the
Sons of Veterans, spoke happily of the
get-togethers at t)ie Memorial day din
ners. Rev. Duncan Salmond offered tho
vocation.
MRS. E. ALICE AVERILL.
seek employment. The heavy losers are
Judge C. H. Beckett of New York City
and William B. Jones, the superinten
dent. W hen fire had its way with the
old shed in July, public-spirited citizens
of Williamstown held out inducements
to the promoters of the business to lo
cate again in that village. A new stock
company Mas organized and Williams
town people to the number of 30 took
shares aggregating $5,000 in value.
Work on the new shed was started as
soon as the company was incorporated.
At the last March meeting, the company
was exempted from taxation for a peri
od of ten years. Construction work con
tinued throughout the winter and on the
20th day of March Superintendent Jones
f the Republic. The old boys in bine
were pathetically too tew. A sizeable
delegation from Major L. A. Abbott
camp. No. 14, Sons oi Veterans, followed
the veterans. It was indeed fitting that
this organization should follow just in
the rciir . of the battle-scarred Krand
Army ll.ig. . Major Abbott camp sent a
respectable delegation and it may be
mentioned in parsing that its members
played no inconspicuous part ill making
ot the late hu day's observance a success. Follow-
Ambrose B. Averill. parsed away nt 17 ! j,ig tiie Sons of Veterans marched a lOin-
Averill street this morning at 4 o'clock, j pany of school children and bringing up
the end following a long period of failing , m the rear were the cavalrymen,
health. Death was due to locomutor j Too much cannot lie said of the im
ataxia. She leaves a sifter. Mrs. Nellie j predion which the Norwich boys made
Merrills and a nephew. Frederick Mcr-jnlnle in the. city. Mounted oil horses
rills, both of whom are living in Hart-j that plainly were selected for service.,
ford. Conn. Mrs. Averi'l's maiden name j t he young cavalrymen in appearance
was E. Alice Imperial, and she was born j lived up to fhe excellent reputation which
in Salem, Mass. Her marriage to Mr. the mounted wing of I'ncle Sam's army
Averill took place in Salem around 1.5 j has always borne. The soldierly qual
years ago. - ! ities of the men from Norwich were the
Funeral services will lie held at the 'sullied of nore than one favorable com-
lome of Mr. iiml Mrs. L. B. Dmlge. 17 Intent among tho-e who lined the main
I
Averill street. Wednesday afternoon st 2
o'clock. Rev. K. F. Newell, pastor of the
Hedding Methodist church, officiating.
Interment will lie in the family lot at
street on either side. It js to lie hoped
that each year for ninny years to come
will see a detail of hprvmen from the
t'Bve the machinery its first trial. The Elmwood cemetery.
(Continued on sbt'i page.)
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