THE BARRE BAI-LY' TIMES
VOL. XXVI No. 104.
BARHE, VERMONT. MONDAY, JULY 17, 1922.
PRICE, TWO . CENTS.
SHERIFF AND EIGHT MEN KILLED
'AND A LARGE NUMBER INJURED;
BATTLE NEAR WELLSBURG.W.VA.
BY BIG jFLOOD
Berlin Government Deposi
For Going Out: Without
Official Sanction From
Union Heads "
! ted 32,(500,000 Gold Marks
fmtm Coal Mine Which
Has Been Working On
An Open Stop Basis
Was Attacked By
Large Party of Men,
Who Burned Tipple
The Bodies of the Dead
Were Taken to Wells
burg and the Wounded
Were Taken to Hospitals
in Wheelinc Am
bulances Were Halted
TWO BANDITS ROBBED
NEW YORK OFFICES
Bound and Gagged Cashier and Then
Stole About 10,000 ia Val- ,
Offer of Arbitration
the Bituminous Mine
New York, July "17. Two bandits,
entering the banking and merchandise
officer! of E. J. Faour and Brother
shortly after they opened for business
to-day bound and gagged the cashier,
looted the safe of cash and securities
1 Tl 1H 41. f ...
sign business colony bordering the WAS FORECASTED
downtown financial district on the
The bandits took American and for
eign curreneey, Liberty bonds and
checks which it was estimated totalled
A watchman who arrived soon after
the hold-up released the victim.
Morrisville Man seeks Republican
Nomination for Congress In First
Morrisville, July 17. Frederick O.
Fleetwood of Morrisville announced on
Saturday his candidacy for the Re
publican nomination as representa
tive to Congress, in the following
i wian to thank the man v voters who man? hA A;t.A
jjiviuiocu utr lituir sumj i in cane
TJ'C'ETk'D'lJ' Hfl7'C,nr'TXT"' ' 1 nul"d become a candidate for the
DJLirUllEj MCjCj LlSSKxi Republican nomination for represents-
TO MEET JULY 15
According to Official Noti
fication to Reparations
LEAH SILVER OUT ON BONDS,
Because She Is About to Become Moth-
Washington, D. C., July 17 (By the
Associated Press). From over-night
Vr Vrt 17T!.. T . Ril. " " """ H
ver. whose baby, Ruth, suffering from "81"" wno mn nere lo re8Pona
exposure and mosquito bites, was found I iTesiaeni naraing- oner oi arbt
Wellsburg, W. Va., July IT (By Tel-
a week ago in a marsh at Coney Island,
waa released by the police on $200
bail to-day when her attorney told
Magistrate O'Neill she soon would be
come a mother again.
tratlon as a means of settling the coal
strike it appeared likely that there
would be in the hands of the president
before to-night an acceptance of the
. . .. , L. . I Alter nor arrest at jew Haven last arbitration proposal practically with
- r - .a,. I oaturday, Miss Oliver was brought here
Duvall and eight men are known to
have been killed and a large number
wounded in a fight at the Clifton mine
of the Richland Coal company, ten
miles from WeHsburg, near the Penn
sylvania state line to-day. The dead
were brought lb Wellsburg and the
wounded were taken to Wheeling hoe
by detectives. She freely admitted be
ing the baby's mother and took au
thorities to the spot where she desert
ed the child. To-day she is at the
Wheeling, W. Va., July 17. Sheriff
H. H. Duvall and twelve other persona
were killed and 25 others wounded in
a fight at the Standard mine of the
Richland : Coal Co., two miles from
Wellfiburg, W. Va- this 'norning, ac
cording to a telephone message at
Wells-burg. The mine, which has been
working on an open shop basis'? was
reported to have been attacked by a
large party of men from over the
' Pennsylvania line. After the fight
they burned the tipple.
l ne cierx said tnat a deputy waa
brought , to Welleburg shortly after
daybreak. He had been shot and was
in a serious condition. - This deputy,
he said, reported that the sheriff heard
trouble was brewing at the Richland
mine and he rushed there with hie
deputies. They stationed themselves
about the mine property.
At 5 a. m. a body of marching men
appeared from the direction of Avella,
Pa., and the clerk said his reports
indicated the men opened lire, drove
back the officers, and set Are to the
tipple, in which some deputies had tak
en refuge. The sheriffs son, he said,
waa in the tipple and it was believed
these officers had been burned. Five
hours after the fighting sterted the
situation was quiet, the Jerk said.
AMBULANCES TURNED BACK.
Taking No Chances.
A little railroad in the province of
Ontario that ia noted for the non
prohibition titles of two of its stops,
had a drown v individual, who had im
bibed not wisely but too well of borne I vided in its view, while some Ohio oper
brew or kindred concoctions, -as a pas-1 ora and those from Pennsylvania
senger one warm day. The brakauian, I Wffre definitely adverse to acceptance
out condition and that a majority of
the employers would join in its sup
The operators proceeded to-day to
draw up a proposal that would get
unanimous support. On the basis of
the separate meetings it was said that
Illinois operators, a section of Ohio, op
erators and delegates from operators'
associations in the southwest and west
generally favored acceptance. The In
diana contingent was considerably di-
a Jocular Iellow, decided to give the
sleeping man the fall benefit of the
calls when the two queerly-DaruJd sta
tions .were neared.
"Brandy Creek!" be bawled at the
first stop, and the taper one started
violently, gased about him in bewild
of the president's proposition.
Secretary Hoover discussed the sit
uation with individuals among the op
erators and was Understood to have
Alfred Ogle and William Field, rep
resenting the Pittsburgh producers,
erment for a moment, then subsided I were called to the White House prior
Ten minutes later the brakeman re
"Rattle Snake Harbor!" he yelled
The intoxicated man Jumped to bis
feet with a cry of fear, his :yos star
ing and lunged for the door.
"Where are you going! asked the
grinning brakeman, barring the wy.
I m goin to ret out thish darned
train before we gitsh to Deli ri 4m Tre
mens," replied the passenger,' excited
ly, endeavoring to push the brakeman
Were Not Allowed t Go Into the Re
gion of Trouble.
f?teubenvflle, O., July 17. Automo
biles carrying newspapermen and am
bulances proceeding from Wellsburg
"Ind Follansbee, W. Va., to the Rich
land mines were turned back bv bul
lets at 9:45 this morning, according to
word received here, firing is Mill go-
ing on along the road leading to the
Four deputies, Colby Robinson,
Charles Nichols, Emerson Rough and
a man named Moilngo, all teriously
injured, nave been brought to Wellsburg.
At 10 a. m. an ambulance loaded
with deputies, started from Wellsburg
to try to force tnoir way to the mine
to bring in the victims.
"Governments wonld get on better."
said Justice Panken of New York, "if
they were franker with one another.
As conditions are to-day, international
diplomacy is almost as bad as the Tin
Can poker game.
A group of bad men were playing
poker in a Tin Can saloon. Jt was
Wild Bill's deal. .Tbe pot grew enor
mous. Then came the showdown.
I got four deuces," said Red Facs
""Four kings,' Rmithers howled.
"'Four aces,' shrieked Eg the Yegg.
"Wild Bill, the dealer, :ughed
'Rake in the pot, if ye get the
nerve, rr, he said, but ye know dura
to assemblage of the operators in their
general, meeting. It was understood
that President Harding desired to urge
that operators' groups which have bees
adverse to the government s arbitra
tion proposal reconsider their stand.
' TALK OF THE TOWN
W. A. Davis of Flalnfleld was oper
ated on at the City hospital last Sat
urday. Mildred Clark of Fraraingham,
Mass., is visiting at the Some of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark
of Abbott avenue.
Mrs. WW Ward and son. Clarence,
who have been visiting at the home of
Mrs. J. M. Ward of South Barre, re
turned yesterday to Burlington.
Mks Mary Sector of Division street
left last week for Lowell, Muss., where
she is to attend a business college.
Judge E. L. Scott returned yester
day from Alburg, where h ha been
passing a few days at nis camp.
H. A. Dunbar returned last nght
from Boston, where he wenr for the
purpose of driving home a new car.
Miss Nellie Howell of Boston is
passing a few davs at the home of her
uncle, John Howell, of Church sfreet
Miss Esther McCarthy of the Metro-
tive to Congress from the first Con
gressional district of Vermont.. 1 have
decided to seek tbe nomination for
such office at the primaries to be held
(September 12, 1922. If the voters of
the district should see fit to nominate
and elect me I will make every effort
to represent their interests and the
interests of our country to the best of
my ability. My platform is the plat
form of the Republican party and of
its great leader. President Harding.
. Frederick G. Fleetwood.
Morrisville, July 15, 1922..
The Candidate. '
Frederick Gleed Fletwood was
in St. Johnsbury, September 27, 1809.
He waa educated at St. Johnsbury
academy and in 1868 entered the Uni
versity of Vermont, where he remained
two years, going then to Harvard,
where he was graduated in 1891. Three
years later he was admitted to the bar
and was state's attorney for Lamoille
county from 1800 to 1898. In 1900 he
was a presidential elector on the Re
publican tk-ket and was chosen as mes
senger to carry the vote to Uasmnir
ton. He waa elertd secretary of state
m 1902 and re-elected in 1904 and
1906. When Seceretary of State Ouy
vv. Bailey resigned his office in 1918 to
become comptroller of the University
oi Vermont, Mr. Fleetwood was ap
pointed by the trovemor ss secretary
of state to fill out' the unexpired term,
but was not a candidate for re-election.
Paris, July 17 (By the Associated
Press!. The reparations commission
was officially notified to-day that Ger
marks in designated banks to meet her
July 15 reparations psyment.
ESPAR0LE WAS FIRST
11 that ain't the hand I dealt ye.' " politan office of St. Johnsbnry is pars
s Anpeles Times. I ing s week's vacation at her home on
BROKE UP MINERS' MARCH.
Nine Arrests Were Made
Wsshinrton, Pa.', July 17. Sheriff
Los Angeles Times.
. Scarcity of Preachers.
5tevens county has s small but rsth-
er remarkable settlement. It waa
founded in the early "80. Nearly
every family lives in its own nome-
mtmA TK(r irnM rt tnaiv Kmim.
corn and watermelons never fail in thia thrT hv n plyd'
favored district. Many of them are
in independent circumstances.
How many families nave you in
the settlement, uncle!" we asked a
venerable old member.
Why, nephew," he replied, "there
are rammas about 60."
"You must have a hard time getting
preachers," we spsin ventured bavins
in mind the love of religions exercises. I . u-
- TV,! t... ..k Tl..r. i. l. I " . " " . . ..
TWd w lias. ash. Thor ia nnlr
ri. . w ,, j . : A 1 : I . . ...
ivruucn, ofpuin-. imis pum-i-1 bont 20 preachers regulsr." Hugoton
early to-dav broke up a march of men Herald.
who were on their way to the Lincoln
Hill mine near here. Nine jrreU were
made. The mine has been operating I At
with non-union men since the coal
strike was called.
Lillian Shay; Cecilia Shay nnd John
Shay of Burlington are visiting for
a few days at the home of T. J. Burke
of Short street.
Redfleld Hoar and Frank Tm ki-r re
turned to-day from StrafTird, where
on a . road
eon struct ion Job.
Mrs. Charlotte Frenier ..f Highland
avenue, who i attending the V. t. M.
summer school, returned to Burlington
yesterday after pssiing the week end
at her home here,
Mario Bianchi, Fgitio Bism hi. Hen
ry Roman! and John Romani i1 Mil
ford, N. H are visiting- f.ir a few
Mr. and Mrs
lecture, a well-known authority
EACH SHOT IN ARM.
Five Wounded Men Whs Drifted In-
to Avella, Pa, Wouldn't Tell How.
Avella, Ta., July 17. Five men suf
fering from gunshot won us! drilled in
to the office of Dr. V n here this
morning and asked that their wounds
be dreseed. Each had heen shot in the!
arm and one in addition, had been bit
in the leg. Tbey did not give their
names, nor did they explain how they
csme y ineir injuries.
A Powdered Heroins.
From a story "A smile crept over
her face." Probably the smile real
ised thst if it went sey faster it
would kirk op too mo-h duet. Boston
A Snappy "Yes."
Daughwr Ma, Mr. Renkteigh it
coming bere to-sirhC If he sks me
to marry fc:ra how shall I arm-cr! '
Mother Promptly, my chili Bos
on economics mentioned the fact that
in some parte. of the 1'nited Stales
the number of men wss coniJerblv
more than that of women, and added
"I can, therefore, recommend the
ladies to emigrate to that part of tbe
A voting lady seated in one of the
center rows of the auditorintn got up
nd, full of indication, left the room
rsther noiily. Whereupon the lectur
"I did not mean that it ho0d I
done in such a harry." Everybody.
He Indeed. ! am fond of children,
particularly in the country.
Sb Why particularly when you're
in the country?
He Not when I am in the country.
When they are. Paris Sane-Oene.
Mephen Run of North Jain stteet.
Through a misunderstanding f-etur
day's paper hsd it thst the tJldmobile
Co. of Vermont was taking a f.re truck
to St. Athens which hsd liecn pur
chased by thst city. It ihouli hse
read thst the truck was boir-; taken
there f demonstration.
There wss a slight enllisian in front
of the Tildes Shoe Co.'s etore lst
night when the ear belonziig to H.
A. Phelps snd drives by him, stiurk
the Ford sedan of William I. Itthie.
Mr. Duthie wss sbout to irn his or
sround snd started down Vv'i Main
street when the Phelps car rtrurk c
running board. Both cars were going
slowly snd tittle damage was aone.
Visitors from this city in HieTigate
yesterday report that Louis Ualrerini
of the Union tTothmg compinv. who
is camping is tbst vicinity rr two
weeks, made a star catch yesientsy
whew he hooked a pw-keTrl we-gh'rg
jut sevMi and one-half pounj. He
alo bad a large number f smaller
8h at the time.
For Entertainment Only.
Oorinda has sumerioos beaux
Who esemrt her to cafes and aheaux;
But fa- Clo's a roToette
And if pnppish they gt
She trn vp hrr heau:.ful am
There's Always a Wy.
Mabel (to brother. mV jsp got tie
bet of the cherries t Yos rUv are
a rig. John.
Mnher It's not very nkf to rail
sevone s fi. dsrneg.
Mshe! .n rght. I wont. 0 t?
Tvt f?e I see a pf I sta'J t il it
"Ji-hn." Lond-a Puca.
IMPORTANT SINGLES MATCHES.
Were Being Played st Lonrwood
Challenge Bowl. ,
Boston, July 17. Interest to-day in
tbe opening of the 30th annual Long
wood challenge ' bowl tournament
centered in the matches of R. Noria
Williams 2d, twice national champion.
against Joeiali Wheelwright; Phil
Nwr sssinst C a. Wilbar. and Na
thaniel W. Nilrs, present state cliam
pion, against Donald M. Hill, jr.. Law
rence a. kit against rred V. Jnman,
and V allace F. Johnson agsinst John
Sfl. Nicboll were the other ' features
of tbe initial dsy.
William T. Tilden 2d, national chain
pion, will be seen in auction to-morrow
hen he win meet 'T. L. Green.
Tennis experts judging by the game
displayed by the champion ' against
Richards at Providence Saturday, be
Ifeve Tilden to be at Ms best, tilden
wss never played in a match for the
To-day's play on the Lmtirwodo
courts was devoted to singles. The
doubles will be started to-morrow. It
wss doubtful, early to-day. whether
Williaf M. Johnson of California would
compete in the tournament but of
ficials said thsta if he dectfed to come
east this week he would be permitted
o go into the challenge round against
TOSSED THROUGH WINDSHIELD.
In Class C Pace at Rutland Matinee
Rutland, July 17. In the matinee
races held . here Saturday afternoon,
Queer Lady, entered by J. B. White of
Saratoga, N. Y, made the best time of
the day, 2:17 in capturing the second
clas psce..Esparole, owned by F. 0.
Ralph of Brookfield and driven by Fred
A. Slayton of Barre, won tbe class C
pace. Slayton also drove Joyrole, an
other Ralph racer, to second money in
class E pace. Daley's horse, Punch Deen,
driven by Slayton, took first in class
D pace. The results were as follows:
Class B Pace.,
Mary I. White Saratoga 1
Helen Deen, Slayton, Barre 3
Belle B., Roberts, South Walling-
ford . 2
Time: 2:20V,; 2:19.
Class A Pace.
Queer Lary, White, Saratoga 1
Katalinka, Smith, Rutland 2
Aconite, Sargent, Rutland 3
Time: 2:19; 2:17.
Class C Pace.
Espsrole, Slayton, Bene 1
Utell, Smith, Rutland 2
Khaki Lad, White, Saratoga S
Willow Patch, Spoon. Rutland .... 4
Class D Pace,
Punch Deen, Slayton, Barre 1
Archie Boy, Patenaude, Castleton 2 8
David R., Duchene, South Welling
ton! , a
Edna B- Ellis, Castleton 4
Time: 2j27i; :2S.
Class E Paoa.
Jypsy Woolwortb, Smith, Rutland 1 1
WILL BE TRIED FIRST
CO.M MAKING DRIVE
TO FILL ITS RANKS
To Get 25,000 Maintenance
of Way Men to Re
Chicago, July 17. Approximately
25,000 maintenance of way men have
struck without permission from Presi
dent Grable, J. C. Smock, vice-presi
dent of the union, estimated to-dav..
Mr. Smock said the striker" prob
ably will be outlawed by their na
Mr. Grable, who conferred witf
President Harding iSaturdav, is in
Detroit, July 17.' (Bv the
ciated Press). Members of
aiaimenance or way union who en
gaged in an unauthorized strike will
not be expelled from the union "for the
moment" but brotherhood organizers
will be sent to interview the strikers
and attempt to persuade them to re
main at . work pending final decision
as to a national strike, E. F. Grable,
president of the United Brotherhood
of Maintenance of Way Employes and
Shop laborers, said this morning.
Joyrole, Slayton, Barre
Easter Lily, Brough, Poultnsy . . .
Charlotte Lambert, Sargent,' Rut
land G"n. Wt. Boy, Patenaude, Castle
ton ., , ,
Tima: 2:25V4; 2:28.
Class F Trot
Queen's Own, Spoon, Rutland
Bwright, White. Saratoga
Kila, O'Rourke, Castleton
POLIO CLINIC IN BARRE
William Sopemault of Forestdale Was
Middlebury, July 17. William Sup
ernault of Forestdale was badly in
jured late Saturday night when thrown
through the windshield of his Ford
tourning car, hit by a car that passed
him. Supemault landed on the rocks
on the shore of Lake Dunmore and was
partly in the water when found by two
boys from Zelinko camp. "Four
stitches ,hsd to be taken in one of
his arms by tbe camp doctor and his
head wss badly bruised. He lost much
Supernault was coming north when
sn auto passed him from the rear and
at the same time one from the front.
His car was hit bv one of them and
hut for the trees the car would have
shot off the bank into the lake. The
impart was so violent that it tossed
Supemault through the windshield.
TALK OF THE TOWN
Will Be Held at the City Hospital en
Another series of clinics for the pur
pose of giving sdvice regarding eases
of infantile psrslysis has been arranged
by Dr. R. W. Lovett snd Dr. F. R. Ober
f Boston snd doctors under tbe state
board of health bare been invited to
send patients of this class to the near
est clinic The list of clinics is ss fol
lows: Aug. 1, Heaton hospital. Mont
pelier, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.; Ang. 2, Barre
lity hospital, Barre, 9 a. m. to 2 p. m.;
Aug. 3, Woman's club bouse, St. Johns
bury, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m ; Aug. 6, Odd
Fellows' hall, Barton, 9 a. m. to 3 p.
m.; Aug. 7, City hospital, St. Albans,
9 a. m. to 1 p. tn.; Aug. 8, Free Dis
pensary, Burlington, 8:30 a. m. to 4
p. m.; Aug. 9, City hospital, Rutland,
9 a. m. to 4 p. m.; Aug. 10, Ormsbee
house. Proctor, 9 a. m. to 1 p. m.; Aug.
11, high school. White River Junction.
9 a. m. to 3 p. m. The first four clinics
will be in charge of Dr. Lovett, and the
last five under Dr. Ober. - ,
Eugene Gnvette of Newport passed
the week end with Leo St Msrie of
South Main street
Miss Besie E. Spear of Jefferson
street left to-day for Bethlehem, N. H-,
where she plans to pass a two weeks
Miss Mary Smart of Central street
left Saturday for Newark, N. J, to
pass a short visit with her sister,
Mrs. Jsrk Davidson.
Mis Mabel Judd of South H.dW,
Mass., returned home to-dsy after
psssing a week's vscatioa st tbe htn
of her euin, Mrs. N. B. Ballard, rf
A very thrilling little incident oe-
cutred yesterday is front of the F. H.
Krr A O. s store when a vohps
child rf ahout three years of see, a ho
fat fitting ia a Ford car. crawled cot
to a dangfTou angle unnniml hr its i
trotter, tlettmg its bndv t. tr mil j
arrer some mnoemTirg. lot .,mij.
ster kt its balance and Urifi t
fall, only to be seized by the ankle bv
the frantic mother, a he went mer tHe
i4e- He burg tbre suspended in imd
air until reWd by a v,.t,rij geil
Tr.aa n ho. ith coir pseiocn. vat r
irg the street at toe lunr.
Barre School Teacher Bride ef An Al
Carroll M. Hitchcock of Albany and
Miss Grace E. MoKinstry of Woodbury
were united in marriage at 8 o'clock
Saturday evening, July 15, by Rev. F.
L. ffood speed at the parsonage of the
Barre longregattonal church, the ample
ring service being used.
The bride is quite well known in
Barre. She ia a graduate of the John
son Normal school and has been for
four years a successful teacher in the
st hools of Barre City. Mr. Hitchcock is
manager of the Albany garage and Mr.
and Mrs. HiU-bcock will reside in that
NEW ENGLAND SIT-
Railroad Officials Report, That
More Man Than Last Week
Boston, July 17. Stationary engi
neers, firemen and oilers remained at
their posts on New England lines today
according to reports from railroad of-.
flcials. , The number of this class of
workmen, it was pointed out, is smalL
Other strike conditions remained un
changed over the week-end. Officials
of the Boston and Maine and New
Haven roads denied than any mainte
nance of way employes were on strike.
They said that the few hundred men
who were out were merely a part of
the seasonal turnover common at this
time of year when contractors snd
others sre'Sble' temporsrily to offer
Road otlicisla on all lines asserted
that no more men were out than dur
ing last week.
Officials of the Boston snd Albany
railroad reported that conditions on
their linese were slightly improved to
day. They stated that the stationary
engineers, firemen and oilers were a
at work as usual and that slight gains
were recorded over the week end in
the maintenance of wav forces..
Barre Company in National Guard
Needs About 20 Men This Week
to Reach Full Strength. '
A drive for recruits for Co. M, 172d
infantry (First Vermont) has been in
stituted by Captain Neale W. Hooker
and the other officers of the Barre
unit, and some of the officers will be at
When 20,000,000 Gallons of.
Water, Released By the
Breaking Two Dams,'
Swept T .?n Williman-I
r w .
sett B a
XT' i. rri
the armory in the Quarry Bank build- J y QP LIFE
ing each night this week between the
houre of 7 and 8 in order to receive
enlistments and discuss ' the matter
with applicants. About twenty men are
needed because of the fact that a num
ber of members of Co. M have removed
from the city, temporarily at least.
Absolute assurance has been given
By the quartermaster general's office:
that rn no account will Co. M be called
u pcrti for strike duty in the Barre gran
Y'oung men over 18 years of age,
physically fit, are wanted for recruits
in the company, and they are invited
to present themselves at one in order
to get into shape for the annual mus
ter, which will be held at fort tthan
Allen for two weeks, beginning Aug. 5.
Co. M is a machine gun company and
the men are armed with machine guns j
and pistols. Membership in this com
pany gives great' benefit to the men
through development of their physical
condition because of the physical drills.
Obedience to orders is required, thus
teaching the men another valuable at
tribute inward powerful action. This
drill gives the men confidence in them
selves and also shows them how to nan-
Many People Were Forced
To, Take Refuse in the
Upper Stories of Their
Houses One Woman
Suffered Shock from the
A DAY OF PLEASURE.
COLLIDED IN BRIDGE.
Adams, Driving Team. Injured
When Struck By Meat Track.
In a C't'iisioa in the bridge over the
Winooski river at East Montpelier Sat-(with C. Cooper and A. Birnie second.
unlay, Miss Ida Adams, who was driv-
For, Young and Old of the Presbyterian
The annual picnic of the Presbyter
ian church and Suodey school was held
at Caledonia park Saturday. Fair
weather was a decided factor in mak
ing it a success.. Owing to the fact
that so many of the men of the church
are out of town this year, the crowd
was smaller than usual but tha
enthusiasm of all present made up for
the lack of the crowd. . One peculiar
feature noticeable was that fro the
past years an aeroplane has passed
oer the picnic grounds and Saturday
proved no exception to the usual rule.
Soda and icre cream were furnished
free to all of the children on tbe
grounds and they made short work of
the entire supply,
After lunch was over, the athletic
contests were in order, a great deal of
pint being shown over each event. In
e shot put K Sierra proved his
superiority over other contestants.
Lowell McLeod scored second place ami
Angwin third. There was a lara nutn
of entries in the hammer throwing con
test the same three winners scoring
in the reverse order. In the hundred
in the reverse ordei In the hunrded
ard dash for boys under 10, the win
ner were Belmont roster, rarland lic
Leod and John Walker. The hundred
yards for girls under ten was won by
Alice Anderson with Frances Mi Bain
and Lillian Anderson following.
Race for both sexes under five, 1st.
Chsrles Milne, Snd. (ieorge McLeod, 3d
Edith Henderson. In the race for
boys from 10 to 1.1, Newell McKenzie
scored first money with John Walker
second and Donald Campbell third. The
hundred yards for girls went to Alice
Anderson. Eveleyn Criehton being sec
nd and Barbara Hamilton third. Miss
Phvlis Hamilton won the voun ladies'
race, leaving second nad third plaeeefor
Msrgaret Clark and Irene Booth. The
young men's race waa one of the most
excitinir and the results showed P.
Angwin 1st. S. Sierra second and M.
Mile 3rd. Sierra was obliged to give
the other racera a handicap in this
event in order to make it interest
ing. The three legged race for girls
went to P. Hamilton and M. Kidd with
M. (lark and I Booth tied with V. Mef
Dnaald for second plsce. ffl ::rfiflrx
Donsld snd C. for second place. Newell
place in the nova three legged rao
Chicopee, Mass., . Ang. 17. Fairly
definite assurance had been obtained
at .9 o'clock this morning that no
loss of life had resulted from the
bursting of two dams on Willimansett
brook at 1:30 o'clock this morning
that sent, twenty million gallons of
die other men. In time of war National J tater rushing down the( valley of tie
Guard men furnish the nucleus for offi-1 brook, a considerable section of Wil-
cers and non-commissioned officers. limon.f . tr, -,MQ;ai .A
In fact, the National Guard is .
sidered by many to be the backbone of utaexurmg district, on the easterly
the national defense at the present J bank of the Connecticut river which
time because of the small sise of tbe constitutes an outlying section of Chic-
regular army. If the National Guard inundated.
i not kept up to a high standard the .
ty vary from 8500,000 to $1,000,000.
Property loss win be heavy as ' a
score or more of dwelling houses were
swept from their foundations and y
many were carried a considere.ble dis
tance while others wese tilted on their
foundations. Dozens of smaller build
ings, many of them containing live-
resnilar army will have to be made
larger, with consequent addition of
taxes and other expenses.
Barre has had a long and favorable
military history, including the posses
sion at one time of tbe Spencer Rifles,
one of the crack companies in the Ver
mont National fiuard. Barre furnished
two companies in tbe World wsr, Co.
C and the Headquarters Co., besides
many other volunteers to other parts I stock, were swept away and demol
isnea ana ineir occupants arowueo.
The disaster was caused ty the giv- "
ing away of a cement dam at Lang
walds pond, situated between two and
three miles from tbe center populated
d strict of Willimansett The crest of
the dam remained in place but a
lower section was pushed out and the
relessed wster rushed down the vsl
lay for half a mile, entering Rob
erts pond. The water tore out the
wooden dam at the lower end of this
pond snd a high wave swept on down
of the army, navy and marines. It is
the purpose of Co. M to maintain this
reputation as well as to serve the coun
try. itloreover, there will be a local ben
efit to the community through sturdy
support of Co. M. There are hopes for
the construction of a state armory in
Barre, which would be a great sweet to
the community because it would pro
vide a convention hall, a gymnasium
and many other facilities. Barre is
very much in need of such a structure
at the present time. A big effort is to V ?M'7 'P'ng out into a resi
dential district and in places reaching
a depth or ieven feev
Dwh ponds were formed for ice
euttii.g purposes by the building of
dtms. The dam st Langwslds pond
was sbout 300 feet long whilo the
wood structure at Robert pand was
Residents of tbe locality were panic
str iken.. Mai: 7 rrtaea out b au ef
fort to escape bi.t were forced to wi
back and began rmoriir rhiidn-n. eld
erly persons snd cifej'.s to tipper stor
ies out of reach of the -titer.
Died Sunday Night at Her Home, In L,mp of j,e Holyoke. V. W. C. A., on
the bank of Langwald a pond, was not
swept away. The camp is some ts
be made to get a state armory within
a very short time, and it is very nec
essary that Co. M be necruited up to
the full strength all the time.
Therefore, the officers snd men of
the company are expecting that there
will be enlistments enough during the
present week to fill the ranks. The
place to apply is at the Co. M armory,
Qusrry Bank building. Any evening
MRS. CELIA ROBARGE.
Celia (Gingras) Robarge died Sun
day night at her home at 2 Shurtleff
place, death being due to a complica
tion of diseaees.
Mrs. Robarge was born in 1891 in
Lancaster, N. H., the denghter of Mr.
snd Mrs. Theodore Gingrss. Her par
ents survive their daughter, Mrs. lio-
bsrge was married in GraniteviUe ia
1917 to Arthur Robarge, whom she
Besides her parents and her husband,
the deceased leaves three children
Blanche, age 4,. Leon a, age 2, and
Annie, red 2 months. She also leaves
feet above the edge of the water and
the 25 girls occupying it slept until
S o'clock this morning, awakening to
find their boats atraDded on what had
been the bank of the pond.
The tracks of the Connecticut river
division of the Boston and Maine
railroad served as a barrier and to s
large extant diverted the spreading
water awsy from the larger part of
the vifJsge which lies between thnsl
tracks snd the Connecticut river.
Near the Willimansett ...ilrosd sts
tion st the northerly end of the vil-
sisters. Mrs. Odisnns Hehert.llage, the water poured hroueh an un-
Antoine Boufort, Miss Eva Gin-lderpass snd swept southward, flooding
DEATH AT MIDDLESEX.
rig a team, was injured when her vehi-
rle w as struik by a meat delivery truck
from Plainfii-ld driven by Clifton Rog
ers. Tee meat truck was proceeding to
ward Barre and the woman was driv
ing into Kat Montpeiirr ti'lare. The
wagon was very mu b smasVd snd the
oorujiant was U-rown out. One of her
h'pe seemed to Tie injured sed she wss
taken t the home of Mr. frs!hn nsr
th bridge, where I. Wheeler
cabled. Laer the injured msn
takes to her hone.
The ball game was rather interesting
for a five-inning game except for the!
fact thst there were not enough
married men to form a team and
a number of single had to he anh
stituted to fill out the team. The bat
teries for the trams were Artywin and
SaMH for the single men with Sirra
in the box aiding to o-nedirt. The
smrp wss 7 t
with the married men refusing tOj:,1!1lf s week at the (tne f Mrs. Vr
finih it out. ' jsrsret Prown of ! ;rrt avenue. Mr.
The remainder of the dav was ppont j H!m w;!l hf rwmtvr il a M-
in a social time all returning to their rsr Rrown. dsngMr ef th la'e 1
home on the sperisl car at 7 o'clock. Tcter Brown v( Bsrre and Hartford.
gras, and two brothers, Louis lngras the mam north and south street from
snd Frsnk Gingras, all of Websterville. Chicopee to Holyoke snd spreading
The funeral will be held Wednesday cut into side streets to a depth of sev-
at 9 ojrlock from St. Sylvester church, eral feet, but quickly drained away,
GraniteviUe. . Burial will be in the Deep deposits of mud were left in all
Catholic cemetery in GraniteviUe. the atreets for nearly half a mils.
south of the railroad atatici-and both
trolley and automobile traffic was vir-
. ,, ,j
lua-uy suspended. ,
The tracks of the Boston and Mainr
were heevily dsmsged. The water fut
into tbe embankment and for a time
both tracks were out of -ommisfion.
The southbound White Mount jin. ex
press from Montreal to New York was
dVtoured at Northampton and sent
ver the branch to New Ha.rti, Conn.,
and thence to New York. t"Hher trams
were held up temporarily. Shortly aft
er daylight one line of the railroad
was in operation.
Had the flood occurred in the day
lisht hours when many would have
been in the streets, the rasiuJfes
could not but liave been aeavy. The
nearest instance reported to Sos of
life was when Mrs. Albert Cordingly,
forced to take to the second story of
her home by tbe rising water, suffered
a shock, the reu!t of frijht anl overexertion.
Though the water reached to the
second story of hoiiaes in lower lo
caHie. and a score were moved on
their foundations or ramd entirely
itir from them, in no cse i.d any
dwelling collate and this 'n't Si"
contributed largely to prevent ean.al-ti-.
Train Raced With Flood
It is reprn-d that a s.-tithKnuM
Mrs. Lucy Ana Miles Passed Away at
Hems of Her Son.
Mrs. Lucy Ann Miles, widow of Jere
miah Miles of Middlesex, died this
morning st tbe home of her son, Frank
L. Miles, in Middlesex. She wss born
in New York Ang. 3, 1S59, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pierce. She was
married in April. 1 R73. and her husband
died April 18, 1913. Besides the fam
ily of Frank" Miles, she is survived by
two dsnchtcrs, Haddie Miles of Middle
sex snd Mrs. Grsce George, also of
Middlesex) a hslf -sister. Mre. Harriett
Butler, of Sag Harbor. N. Y. The fu
neral will be held Wednesday after
noon with burial in the Lewis ceme
TALK OF THE TOWN
Dr. snd Mrs. C. M. Smvtb, who hse
I been visiting in the city for s few days.
left yesterday for their borne in Phila
delphia. They were accompanied by
Mrs. Agnes William" of Averill street,
who will i-mi several days in thst
Mrs. .T'hn .1. Helm of Hertford. Conn..
when the game cloed arrived in the nv stiirly and is rt- (
Boston ant Ma me fm-ht tra'S ran S
rae with ih r-.i r water. !a- rj
th t. -t area !!! a t w '
H . enticed ta I '.ith Pa'.
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