Vermont Watchman and State Journal from Montpelier, Vermont on July 7, 1910 · 5
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Vermont Watchman and State Journal from Montpelier, Vermont · 5

Montpelier, Vermont
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Thursday, July 7, 1910
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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOUHNAV THURSDAY JULY 7, aio : NOYCS KILLED INSTANTLY LOCAL (A KILMER AND GRAND ARJUY MAX FELL S EARLY 10 FEET FRIDAY. W. W. Nojes, Working ou tbe Roof , of tbe Opera House Block When lie LoNt Ills Baluuce and Fell to Top of Sued a Few Feet From tbe Ground-Hud Fine Civil War lfec ord. ' W. Wallace Nnyeg met instant Oath shortly before noon Friday when lie fell n distance of nearly 40 feet from the roof of tbe Opera House building to a low shed below. Drs. McGulre, Chandler and Lindsay were summoned, but lite was extinct, doubtless having been caused by a fracture of tbe skull at the base of tbe brain. Mr. Noyes was employed on the carpenter work on the roof, the special task In hand being the constructing of a skylight. He had completed a bit of work and stepped back to get a better view of it. He did not notice the short distance to the edge and stepped off without warning. His fellow workmen, including two sons, George and Harry Noyes, saw him go over the edge and ran to the spot where be struck. It was on a low roof nearly at the foot of the building and between it end the Willlard building. Mr. Noyes was dead when they reached him. William Wallace Noyes had an enviable war record. He went to the front at the age of 18 as a private in . Co. P, 2nd Vermont, in July, 1863. He served with the regiment in some of the hardest fought battles of the war on the Peninsular campaign and at the battle of Spottslyvania he was 1 v mis? W. W. NOYES. awarded a medal of honor by Congress for conspicuous gallantry in action. In the previous April he had been wounded at the battle of Petersburg. He was mustered out of the service in October 1865. The Medal of Honor was bestowed Jor his work in the "Bloody Angle," at Spottslyvania, where he was one of the first men to scale the rebel earthworks and beat down the stubborn defense. He had been picked out as a sharpshooter and when he secured a position on the trenches the other ' members of his company passed loaded muskets to him, which he used with deadly effect. On his return to private life he began work as a carpenter and had been engaged in that trade most of the time since the war. He had always been a prominent member of Brooks Post, G. A. R.. having served as commander. His death makes the third past commander of the post that has died this year, the others being L. M. Hutchinson, Jan 16, and Edgar P. Sloane, May 10. Mr. Noyes was a Montpelier boy but for the past 11 years he has been ma king him home in Calais, living near the Morse school house. Last sum' mer he was in town for some time making repairs on the Lawrence bull ding and when he came down this spring to superintend the repairs and alterations on the Opera House bull ding he moved a few goods down and was living on First avenue. A wife, two sons, Harry and George, and two daughters, Mrs.Homer ' Campbell of this city and Mrs. A. R. Lovett of Bangor, Me., survive him, MRS. ELSIE SMITH DEAD. Had Been Long-Time Resident of Cnl nis Funeral Arrangements Not Completed. Mrs. Elsie Mann Smith, wife of Martin A. Smith, died at U o'clock Tuesday morning at tier home in Calais after a long Illness with heart difficulties. She had been ill since last March' and was confined to her bed most of the time. A coincidence is the fact that Mrs. Smith' mother died 17 years ago Monday. Mrs. Smith was the daughter of N. W. Keith and was born i)i Marsh-l'eld May 10, 1848. She fir.r, married Aile rl N. Mann,' in 1867, his death oc-cuiring in 1872, leaving one sou, G. Fifcin Mann of Calais. In 1S77 she i.ih ncd Martin A. Smith. 8V is sur- ,, v;vea by her husband and son and one Jutghter.Mrs. Walter S. Ford rf Cabot, a twin sister, Mrs. ISUm K. Fhikb of Bar-c two broth-3.8. Levi ai-.d Almon Keith of Barre and a niece Mrt W. L. Goodnle of this X:r. Albany, ' July ' 5. The Increased commutation rates on the New York Central Railroad, and New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad lines will not be withdrawn by tbe com panies. The Public Service Com mission was so Informed today. . I i Mil v. & COMMISSION GIVES ORDER, Boston Maine and Central Yer-mont Concerned in Order From Public Sen Ice Comnilsstou. Newport, July 3. Rufus W, Spear, clerk of the Board of Public Service Commission makes public orders DOVi and 71 in relation to improve ments at White River Junction. This Is a readjustment by order of the Supreme Court. The orders reject the first and second plan of the railroads and accept the second choice of the B. & M. The second choice of the Boston & Maine Railroad is substantially the plan adopted by our last order with the modifications necessitated by the opinion of the Supreme Court and is substantially , the plan that we have herein finally 'adopted. This plan contemplates a subway for pedestrians only twelve feet wide, eight feet high and 115 feet long beneath the space now occupied by all the track work of the station. The cost of this subway and its approaches including the necessary track work, the platform and baggage house west of the tracks and a roadway thirty feet wide west of that platform and baggage bouse, but excluding the ex pense incident to increased platform room about the station and of the Improvements of the station itself, will ibe about $30,634. We find that .public safety and convenience require that the passenger station platform at White River Junction be increased, Improved and covered, that the passenger station there be rearranged and repaired and that an underpass for pedestrians together with suitable accommodation for the receipt, delivery and care of baggage on the west side of the most westerly track of the Central Vermont Railway Company be constructed and fences suitable to bar general public travel to and from said station over the tracks at grade be erected. The total expense incident to the fulfilment of this order will probably not excede $55,000 of which $9,000 is the railroad's estimate of the expense of the required improvements in the station itself. All the expenses properly incurred in fulflling the foregoing order as to the improvement of the passenger station shall be borne one third by the Central Vermont Railway Company and the remainder by the Boston & Maine Railroad. All the work herein ordered shall be completed on or before December 15 1910 and shall be done to the satisfaction of this commission. POWDER PLANT EXPLODED Lightning Struck Hie Robin Hood Powder Works at Swanton and Fire Resulted. Swanton, July 3. A bolt of lightning which struck the potash grinding house at the Robin Hood Powder Works shortly after 1 o'clock this morning blew the building to atoms and destroyed others near it, with a total damage of $5,000 to $6,000. No one was injured, although the night watchman received severe shock. ' It appears that the lightning struck the grinding house, but the shock of the explosion there wrecked the potash mixing house and the Jaboratory, the heaviest item of loss being the instruments in the latter building. Many o.i the testing instruments were importei from Germany and one in particular, a chronograph, used in testing velocity, cost in the neighborhood of $1,000, including duty. There are but few of these instruments in the country, outside of the government laboratories. The time required to get new fittings ror tne laboratory will menn considerable delay to the work of the plant. There is insurance to xhe amount of $2,000. The loss on the buildings is about $1,500 and the stock destroyed was small, the larger part ol the loss being in the laboratory. LIGHTNING I BARX. Bolt Entered Barn and Splintered the Mangers Telephone Warned Hired Man. Burlington, July 3. During a Bev- ere thunderstorm in this section on Sunday morning lightning struck the large farm on the Talbot farm were Williston, destroying it with the con tents. Lightning also struck the barn on the A. A. Byington farm in Charlotte. The bolt struck the cupola and ran down the support rod to the cow-stable, splinterng the mangers. The cows had been milked and turned out to the pasture and were all saved in consequence. The hired man was in the bouse eating breakfast at the time. The telephone wire in the house warned him that the lightning had struck near thepot and he rushed out and saw the damage. No fire followed the lightning. STRUCK BY TRAIN. Woman Hit by Milk Trnln nt Castle-ton, Where Crossing Is Very Dangerous. Castleton, July 3. MiBs Katherine White of this town, 64 years old, was struck and instantly killed by the Delaware and Hudson milk train as she was returning frm church shortly after noon today. At the crossing where she Was struck the banks are high' on the sides of the track and it is supposed that for this reason she did not see the train. Her body was badly . mangled. Her only relative Is a sister, Miss Margaret White, with Whom she lived. THE FIRST "UNCLE TOM. Daniel Worcester, a Veteran, Now at the Soldiers' Home In Bennington. The Bennington Banner contains a most interesting write-up of Daniel Worcester, the original "Uncle Tom" of the original Uncle Tom's Cabin Company and a former . resident of Montpelier, who will ibe very well remembered by local people. Mr. Worcester is a brother of Mrs. George Huntington of this city. The Banner says: "Daniel Worcester, the original Un cle Tom of the original 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' company, tbe first organization ever to present the world famous slavery play, Is in feeble health at the Soldiers' Home in this village. "The last figure in an old time school of acting, the creator of one of the most famous characters in the history of the stage 1b spending his last days of his life in a cot in a lit tle hospital of a soldiers' home, "Loklng back upon a career which is one of the most varied of the many varied careers of inmates of the old Vermont institution, Worcester, a giant in stature, has spent the days of the past spring confined to his bed in an almost' helpless condition. The tremendous energy and activity which carried him through so many years of hardships has entirely failed him. Of late the old man has been at the point of death during several bard attacks of illness and he now feels that he must die. "Daniel Worcester was born in Warren, Vt, in 1833, and was one of a family of ten boys and two girls. He was brought up on a farm, among scenes about as foreign to the stage as it was possible to be in 1833. At that time the ' town of Warren was nothing more than a small settlement among the Green Mountains and the Worcesters lived some miles out of the town where young Daniel labored about the farm with his father and brothers. In the Worcester family there were a few books, and the few did not number a volume so ungodly as to contain references, other than uncomplimentary to the stage. In fact, none of the children had ever been inside a theatre and none of the neighbors had ever see none. The young Daniel had no conception of such an institution. "It was not until he was 18 years old that Daniel first had revealed to him the mysteries of the footlights. That was on the memorable occasion on which he made a trip to Lowell, Mass. One day the young farmer boy had decided to expolre for himself and he bought a ticket to a play by Sheridan Knowles which was then being presented at the old Lowell Musuem. The boy was hypnotized by that one performance and decided then and there that he would be an actor. ' "Daniel was a stranger in the city and' knew very few people. His tremendous ambition, however, stopped at no obstacles and he spent days and nights scheming how he could get into the acting business. Finally, after he had persisted for weeks he succeeded in getting admittance to an amateur theatrical organization called the Aurora Club. None were more surprised than the club members themselves when this farmer boy began to exhibit real talent. In a few months he was made manager of the club and its stage manager. It was in this club that he made the acquaintance of Denman Thompson and E. W. Marston, who were fellow players. "After some time spent with the club, working hard during the day at his trade and much harder at night at his playing, Worcester finally realized the ambition of his existence. He was engaged to do small parts in tbe Howard Atheneum in Lowell at that time a first class theatre. Here he, played for about six months. "In 1851 Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin was presented to the public. As soon as George Ait-ken completed the first possible dramatization of the book Worcester was chosen to take tbe leading part of Uncle Tom. , "As soon as the company was ready to present the play tthe manager cast about for a town to try it out on. Na-tick was finally selected as the scene of its premiere performance and it was a highly successful one,' and it was entirely satisfactory to those who were managing the company. It was decided to put it out on the road at once. Troy, N. Y., was the scene of the next production and from that time on the play was produced in nearly every city of size in New England . Later it was taken over to New York, where it had a phenomen al run. By this time, however, 50 different companies were on the road giving the play and At awoke a furore of excitement wherever it appeared. "All this time Daniel Worcester had not been back to his home town. Instead of an ignorant youth fresh from the farm he was a successful actor, welcomed in every part of the country and at the head of his own company. It became the dream of his life to go back to Vermont and play in his own State and his own town. "Astounding as U may seem to people of ths present day at that time the State laws of Vermont prohibited any .kind of theatrical entertainment and Daniel could tot cross the State line with his company. So to get around this and give the Vermonters a chance to see a show be took bis company up the west side of Lake Champlain and immense barge 'oais of piople crossed the lake from the Vermont side and witnessed the play. "By this time Daniel was an acconv pllsbed actor and sought after by the managers in the big cities but be stuck to his stock company. In u va rlety of characters he played through tbe middle West, making a bl hit. In 1859 he went South with his company but he was careful not to men tion his connection with Uncle Tom's Cabin, while he was south of Mason and Dixon'a line, ' "His last engagement before the war was with the Crisp Company in Mobile and New Orleans and here, upon the outbreak of the war, he was held up. With three others he man aged to escape to Ohio, traveling six weeks to make it. On this trip he traveled by night and during the day time was hid away by negroes from the Confederate officers. "Shortly after Mr. Worcester -went to the war. There he served through Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg and came out of the fight with the rank of second lieutenant. He had five brothers in the war. Three of these died from wounds and one of them was never heard of afterwards. "After the war Mr. Worcester became a member of Forester's New York troupe. In 1864 he was in Montpelier during the session of the Legislature and remembers announcing the re-election of -Lincoln. At that time he was playing Old Hurricane 'n 'The Hidden Hand.' "For two seasons after that he acted as manager and advertising sgent for Laura Keene. Next he was manager of Amos Stone's sensational troupe. He afterwards bought this attraction and with it played Shakespearean plays and the classics. "Mr. Worcester played before Abraham Linutln and Stephen Douglae and was presented to both of thorn. He once played wiU Junius Brutus Booth, and on several occasions with his sons, Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Eooth, the slayer of Lincoln and Ff'win Forrest. "After he had retired from the eape Mr. Worcester went back to Vermo.v to iive and with the excep tion of eight years sp"nt in Bridgeport, Con.i, he "his '.pent the rest ol his life among the sunE of his boyhood. Last F bruary, the eld man, now 77 years old, became eo feeble following the death of bis'vite that he wis sent to Bennington to the Soldiers' Home. Within the last few weeks he has been failing rapidly. He lies for days at a time on a small cot in the hospital without speaking. His mind is as clear as it ever was but his bodily ailments are fast getting the better of his vitality to withstand them. His companions are old soldiers who have but little in common with the old actor who retains his old school manners" and his formal style of politeness and address. "Within the past few. days one of his brothers has been constantly at his bedside." BALLINGER DOUBTFUL. Doesrit Believe Tliat Roosevelt Will Support Poindexter for the Sen. ate. Providence, R. I., July 5. Secretary Ballinger, interviewed while passing through this city bound for Washington, tonight, declared that he did not believe that Theodore Roosevelt would support Miles Poindexter for the Senate. He said: "I. don't care anyway, for I'm not in politics. I will tell you this. though, f don't believe that the State of Washington will ever send Miles Poindexter to the United States Senate.". White River Man Dead. White River Junction, July 5. Chester O. Fogg, a man of 76 years of age, died at his home in this place on July 4th, having been in feeble health for some time. He was a native of Bridgewater and married Miss Roxana Blaisdell of East Barnard fifty years ago, the couple having celebrated their golden wedding anniversary sme months ' since. For 40 years they occupied a farm in the center of this town but moved to the Junction a few years ago. (Besides a widow he leaves two sons, Simon C. and Albert C, both married and re siding in this town, also ' several grand children. Dr. Stahl's "Wife Killed. Great Barrlngton, Mass., July 5. Mrs. Benjamin F. Stahl, wife of Dr. Benjamin F. Stahl, a prominent Philadelphia physician, was instantly killed when an automobile operated by her husband, turned turtle at the foot of a steep hill In Millsdale, New York, today. Dr. Stahl was severely injured but not fatally. Explosion Kills Man. Laconla, N. H., July 5. The boiler of Jenkins Brothers laundry on Meredith street, exploded this evening and tearing its way up through the center of the three story wooden building, killed Earle E. Doran and caused injuries to six other employes of the laundry, mostly women. All the Injured are expected to recover. - Journalist Arrested. St. Petersburg, July 5. The Russian police today searched the lodgings -of Guy Berlnger, the St Petersburg correspondent of Reuters Telegram Company, Limited. His papers were sealed and will be subjected to examination later. Jim Berry ... 5,339 Edward Peck 4.519 Chauncey Minott .... 3,021 Clifton Smith 2,716 Stowell Lowe 2,294 Nina Fraser , 2,172. Rosa Malnatl 2,148 Everett Holmes 2,113 Tommy Shortt 2,077 Clara LeMay ....... 1,944 WATERBURY Miss Alice O'Brien has gone to Calgary, Alberta, where she will visit her uncle for a few months. The house of James O'Brien was struck by lightning during the thunder storm last Sunday morning. The bolt entered a back chamber and set fire to some clothing but little damage was done. Miss Annie Kingsley is spending a few days at her home in Northfleld. Mr. Baccie and family have moved into the Bryan house on North Main street which was recently vacated by A. B. Frontlni. Miss Rose Beauverte visited at ber borne in Montpelier Sunday and Monday. Francis Delano Misner of Peoria, 111., is a guest of John Moran for a few days. They were classmates at Holy Cross College, both graduating last June. Joseph Smith, who was at home last week, has gone to Rutland where he has a position with the Rutland-Florence Marble Co. Michael Doherty of. Hardwick, who has been visiting at the home of C. L. O'Clair, returned to his home yesterday. Andrew Brown, who recently graduated from the University of Vermont, is spending a few days with his mother before going to Bretton Woods, N,. H., where he has a position in one of the Mount Washington hotels. Joseph Jay, Jr., has been ' spen'ding several days at his home in North-field. Fred Kemp of Hardwick was a visitor in town Saturday and Sunday. James Welsh, son of Lewis Welsh, is confined to the house by illness. He has an abscess. His condition was better at last reports. Clifton O'Clair is confined to the house by illness. George Foss and two children are visiting Mr. Foss' parents in Burlington. J. C. McMullin, Kate McMullin and Maude McMullin are in Fairlee. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Perry of Beverly, Mass., are guests at the home of Fred Powers. Miss Mary Lease, who has been attending the New England Conserva-tendlng the New England Conservatory at Boston the past winter, has returned home. Miss Lizzie Brown, who works at the home of J. E. Crcssett, is at Chazey, N. Y. . Miss Freda Morse, who was recently operated on for appendicitis at Mary Fletcher Hospital, returned home on Saturday. A. I. Morse accompanied her home. CLEAN UP ON SUITS All of pur Spring Tailored Suits must go. Take advantage of these low prices this week. All $15,00 Suits . , $9.75 All $20 and 22.50 Suits, $15 All $20 and $30 Suits, $19.50 Ask for BROWNIEKAR Votes Following is the list of contestants having over 1200 Votes. Louis LaVoie 1,870 Helen Hassmltine ... 1,740 Hezel Joslyn ... .... 1,737 Fred Bell 1,683 Frederick Shepard .. 1,673 Rachael Wheelock ,., 1,571 Harry McAllister .... 1,543 Mamie Lindsay ... . . 1,397 Grace Perkins ... .. 1,378 Levi Kelley ... 1.304 INFANTILE PARALYSIS. Cured by Music and Rhythm After Hospital Treatment Failed. The wonderful results which can be obtained from the scientific use of music and rhythm in Infantile paralysis were the subject of an impromptu demonstration recently at tbe Tiny Tim Guild, an institution in the City road, London, for the treatment of pur-alyzed children who are considered incurable at the general hospitals. Tbe first patient was a boy of six, whose right arm bad been totally paralyzed following an attack of acute Infantile paralysis. A drum and bis zeal for beating it in time so as to become a professional dcum mer when he grows up have been bis salvation. What massage and electrical treatment alone could not do constant working at his drumming has accomplished, and now the paralyzed arm is almost as useful as the other. A second case was a child of three, who six months ago was totally paralyzed in both legs. Her treatment consisted of "marching" to an inspiring tune played on the piano while seated on the edge of a low wooden chair. - "The secret, of the treatment," Miss Hawthorne, the founder of the guild, explained. "Is to build up the strength of the paralyzed muscles and nerves of children by encouraging them to use their limbs in the way each Individual likes best. The music keeps their interest tip and prevents their becoming tired and bored." Raiftvay Kissing Barred. The French government has decided to prohibit the exchange of kisses on railway platforms. Notices have been posted as follows: "Defense de s'Em brasser It iu strictly forbidden to exchange kis?e upon the platforms or in the waiting rooms or upon the steps of the carriages of tbe state railways, owing to the delays frequently occasioned by the prevalence of this dilatory . practice, which is calculated tc disturb the proper running of the'traf fie upon 1 he system by retarding the departure of trains and which is thus fraught with inconvenience and even danger to the public, ns the first condition of raft' traveling Is punctuality. Persons discovered kissing will be liable to prosecution." Trespassing of Aeroplanes. A correspondent of the London Times has n plnu to prevent trespassing by aeroplanes. He says: "Motorcars are bnil enough, but they do not come into one's house or garden. With aeroplanes total strangers may drop in through the roof for a little chat at nny time. I fenr the law cnunot protect . one ngalust such intrusion. If avlntlon becomes popular I sunll have spikes with long strong prongs fixed on the chimneys of my house and the word 'Danger' painted in large red letters on a flat purt of the roof. If any flying machines come down in my garden I shall send for tbe police to remove the occupants, whom 1 shall sue afterward for any damage to my tree? or shrubs." " THE PRIZE PRESENT. , H Was the Gem of the Wedding Gifts He Assured the Bride. Bored, .unspeakably bored, be found himself in the room where the gifts were displayed. But then he might as well be here as any place else, be argued, for everything connected with a wedding was a bore. - His gaze wandered listlessly over the collection of silver, meat forks, cut glass berry bowls and onyx clocks till it fell on a faded little old Japanese print almost hidden behind a hideous chafing dish that looked as if it might have been banded down by the cliff dwellers. ; In another moment he was before It, tingling with excitement, the spirit of the collector rampant. "An TJtaninro, Bure as you're alive!" he exclaimed, looking about for some one with wbom-to share bis joy. Anybody would do. so he tapped a stranger on the shoulder and announced wifh the air of reporting the discovery of a diamond mine, ."It's tin Utamaro, the real thing!" , "A what?" asked the man, adjusting his glasses. 1 "It is by Utamaro, the master tf Japanese artists," he answered as he fled In seacb of bis wife. She would understand. "To think of wasting it on those donkeys who won't know it from a signboard!" he grumbled. (V1 He found her shaking bands With the bride, so he rushed up and rung the girl's hand enthusiastically. "I have just been admiring that penchy Utamaro!" he exclaimed excitedly. "A peachy Utamaro! What's that?" asked the bride, mystified. ' "That rare old Japanese print up there. It's, the trem of your whole layout." "Oh!" exclaimed the bride faintly, looking a little queer, so he thought, as she turned to greet another guest. As his wife dragged him away he demanded to know what the dickens was the matter with Mint Utnniiiro; "It was our present to them," she moaned. "I didn't dare tell you. You would have wanted it for your collection." Los Angeles Times. Progress, your boy getting on ' "How Is at lebool?" "First rnte." answered Farmer Corn-lossel. "He's goln' to be a great tielp on the farm. He knows the botanical Dnmes for cabbage no' beans already, an' all be has to do now is to learn to raise 'em'-WashlngtoD Star. A VALUABLE ROOK FOR WOMEX FREE. Any woman who possesses a volume of "Mrs. Pinkham'a Text Book," upon Ailments Peculiar to Women," has at hand such information as may save her serious illness or if she ts ill, it will give her an intelligent understanding of her case and suggest a cure. This valuable 80 page bound text book is not an advertising pamphlet, and is only obtained by mail or at Mrs. Pinkham's laboratory. It will be mailed in plain envelope absolutely free to any woman who will writ to The Lydia E. Pinkbam Med. Co., Lynn," Mass., asking lor it Adx

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