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The. hanging of Mary Rogers
is a thing of which the people of
' Vermont do not like to talk. And
now another of the same sort, in
the same place, aye, even with the
same rope, a rope so rotteh that
it snapped in two, another unfor
tunate has been4 done to death.
The people of Vermont say
there is only one thing that can
wjpe the blot of these two hang
ings from the name of their state
the abolition of capital punish
ment. Indignation is running
high and furious, and the move
ment, to memoralize the legisla
ture to end the death penalty al
ready has been started, and is bet
ing pushed vigorously.
ELLEN STONE GOES BACK
TO LAND-OF BRIGANDS
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 6. Miss
EllenAMary Stone, famous mis
sionary, writer and lecturer, is go
'ing back to the land of the Turk,
to again attempt the Christian
ization of the sultan's people.
Miss Stone's experience as a
foreign misionary dates from Oc
tober 5, 1878, when she went to
Bulgaria. Nearly a score of years
was spent there.
She is completely recuperated
from her terrible experience ten
years ago, and is very hopeful for
the future Christian missions in
About Sept. 1, 1901, Miss Stone
and a companion were captured
by brigands on a mountain road
in Macedonia and taken to a re
treat of the bandits, who de
manded a ransom of SI 10,000.
Efforts to raise that sum in
America resulted In .getting. $65,
000, which after a' bargaining of
5j 3foft5ur " 'Q-,
Miss Ellen M. Stone
six months, was paid and Miss
Stone was released.
About 10 below
Snow tonight and
for Chicago and vi
cinity: followed by
fair weather ; . con
tinued cold; lowest
about 10 degrees below
moderate variable winds.
What's become of that happy
old custom of pouring hot water
down the pump to thaw it out.