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VOL. LXXXVI. NEW SERIES VOL. LVIII.
BURLINGTON', VT., THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1012.
Totul of 12 aa Result of Vote in
State and District Con
ventions. MAJORITIES ARE DECISIVE
Big Pour Pledged but Not In
structed and Similar Proce
dure Followed in the
Second and Third.
Bangor, Me., April 10. Tho candi
dacy of Colonel Roor.evolt will bo sup
ported by Maino's 12 delegates In thn
republican national convention. Ten
wero chosen at the republican Statj
convention and at three of the four
district conventions, held this after
noon and to-night In city hall. Tho
other two wero elected a week ago In
tho first district. Instructions wen;
not formally glvn In the case of
fourth district delegates, but all thOHu
chosen were named on ballots headed
Tho Roosevelt loaders had a pood
working majority in the State conven
tion, the vote for dolegati'r.-at-largo
being "39 to 407 The delegates are
Delegates-at-large Morrill X. Drew,
Portlnnd; Anitas 12. Stearns, Hurnford;
Charles S. Hlehbnrn, Augusta; Halbert
P. Gardner, I'atteli; unlnstructed by
convention, but pledged to support
.Second district delegates Jesso M.
l.lbby. Mechanic Falls; William B.
Knndall, Howdolnham: unmstructed
hut pledge-d to Roosevelt. Thii vote
ivns 180 to 104.
Third district delegates-Edward N.
Merrill, Skowhegnn; Harry F. Merrill,
kloi.uioulh. unlnstructed but pledged to
Uoosovelt. The vote was 157 to 05.
Fourth district delegates A. K. Irving,
t'resquo Isle; Edward M. Lawrence,
t.ubec; Instructed for Roosovclt. The
.oto was 1S4 to 75.
Six candidates for electors of president
mil vice-president wero nominated.
Of the 1.3S0 delegates entitled to seats,
1,32 wero present.
The platform adopted for the State
rlcciion in September endorses the re
publican national administrations from
that of President LJncoln through that
of President Taft; declares the question
of prohibition as the settled policy of
Maine was decided as tho referendum
last September and demands a faithful
enforcement of tho liquor law as It
stands, and favors presidential primaries.
PELLAGRA IN VERMONT.
Three Cape of Tbls Iucnralile Disease
Reported by Physicians.
Rutland, April 10. It was probably not
generally known to others than physi
cians that tho somewhat obscure disease
known as pellagra, common to warm cli
mates, had made its appearance in Ver
mont, until tho report was made of threo
cases at the quarterly meeting of tho
Rutland County Medical and Surgical so
ciety at the Rutland hospital, when Dr. C.
8. Cavorly of this city, president of the
State board of health, presented a ease of
the disease discovered by Dr. Eddy of
Rochester nnd two other eases were cited
by Dr. P. H. Martin of Middlebury, who
discovered tho first case In this section.
There are very few cases of the disease
Jn Vermont, where, thoorotlcally, it
rihould not exist Inasmuch as, so fax as
has been discovered. It has been common
only to warm countries, particularly the
southern States and tho Orient. Pellagra
Is not communicable through contaot with
those afflicted with It and it Is supposed
that it is caused by eating diseased corn
although this theory is beginning to be
Pellagra Is manifested by a dry shiny
Hkln accompanied oftentimes by Intense
Itching. Direct sunshine often brings out
Mister-like eruptions, usually on the face
find hands. There are constitutional
symptoms such as bowel trouble, etc.,
find severe forms Involve the nervous ays
tern with paralysis and there is deteriora
tion of the mentality. The disease Is not
eo apparent In the patient In tho cold
season, recurring annually with the warm
period. No core has ever been dlscov
Of two of the cases reported, one was
a user of corn meal and one was not
MARBLE COMPANY PROTESTS,
Rutland. April 10. Judge Zed S. Stan
ton, who Is presiding In Rutland county
rourt, has granted a temporary injunc
lion In favor of the Vermont Marble
company restraining George 1. Eastman
of this city, who conducts a marble
business at West Rutland, from trespass
ing on to tho orator's land. The Eastman
end Vermont properties adjoin In West
Rutland near Clarendon avenue and it Is
ulleged that tho Eastman concern, by
tunneling, has quarried about 19 feet over
the line, separating the two properties
It Is also averred that the defendant has
discharged sand and water on to the
orator'H property greatly to the detriment
of the latter. T. W. Moloney of this
city Is counsel for tho orator.
TROY CONFERENCE OPENS.
Important Session and Many Chans
In Small Pastorate Expected.
Saratoga, N. Y., April 10. The annual
session of Troy conference began here
fn-daT with the lonrs supper, jouoweu
ly the memorial service for deceased
members, J. E. Klfiff, necrologist, Bishop
John W. fUmli on, pi eliding. This after
jioom the conl'i ieticti missionary s rmon
wa Dreaclird by H. W. Irwin of North
.Adams, followed by the first session o
the Ministerial Tnstltuto with address by
1he Rev. M. R. Ruell of Boston on "The
Mind at Christ, Filial Trust." This even
Ing the anniversary of the board of Bun
jy, BOhgol wh haid. Oeoro T, liayar.
president, with address by the Rev. Ed
gar Blake, D. 1)., of Chicago,
The loutlno business before the con
ference this year la more than ordinarily
Important, Including ns It doss the elec
tion of delegates to tho general confer
ence and the ndoptlon of memorials to
that body, which Is the governing body
of tho Methodist Episcopal Church In
the United Stutcs.
It Is expected that there will bo o large
number of changes among tho small
churches this year, as well as the electiti,,
of district superintendent of tho Albany,
Troy and Saratoga districts.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday will no
the busiest clays of the conference and on
tho last two days the laymon will add to
tho Interest. Tho lay electoral conference
for the election of delegate to tho gon
oral conferenco will be held Friday morn
ing at ten o'clock, and the annual meeting
of the Liymen's association will tako
place Saturday morning. Tho appoint
ments of the clergymen to their charges
for the ensuing year will be considered
during the week nt sessions of the district
superintendents with the bishop in the
afternoon, The result will not bo made
known until Monday morning.
URGED TO VOTE FOR TAFT.
Comptroller 1'rcndcrctiHt Sound Only
DUcordunt .Note nt Rochester.
Rochester, N. T., April 10. Tho Repub
lican party of New York State in Its
Kpiing convention here to-day declared
fur the renomlnntlon of President William
H. Taft nnd passed a resolution urging
the State's delegation to the Chicago na
tional convention to vote to that end.
The T-aft presidential plank found on
opponent In City Comptroller 'William A.
Prendernast of New Tork who made a
vigorous speech against the platform and
declared that President Taft could not
be re-elected. Mr. Prendergast was the
Roosevelt delegate from Kings county
nnd his was the only speech made In op-
I position to the pwtform whlrh was ndopt
j ed viva voce with only a few dissenting
votes from the 1,015 delegates.
Tutted States Senator Kllhu Root, one
of the "big four" .'elected to go to Chi
cago, was the chief champion of the plat
form and delivered a speech In which he
made a vigorous defense of the American
Judicial system and a sharp attack on the
I ( call of Judge.
"That the declaration of etornftl prin
ciples set up by the peoplu for their
guidance are a covenant between arbitrary
and overwhelming power and the weak
ness of Individuals," was the the sena
tor's assertion. To tell a Judge that If
le makes an uiiiopular decision he will
be recalled, mnkos a coward of hlra, he
declared. The perpetuity of tho Judicial
system of restraint upon tho people makes
possible the continuance of the country's
The day's session was given over entire
ly to speeches on the platform made by
Senator Root, James W. Wadsworth,
former speaker of the assembly, Mr.
Prendergast and Job Hedges of New
York. After tho votn on thn platform and
he selection of the delogntes-at-largo and
their alternates, the convention adjourned
and most of the delegates departed for
their homes on nfternoon trains.
Not once In a hundred times does an
ad render pay too much for anything!
HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT,
THE NEWS BY COUNTIES
The circulation of books at the rtiddlo-
bury public library for March, 1912, has
been 2,212; magazines, 12S; making a total
of 2,340. or nn nverage of W a day. Of
the book circulation K per cent, was
fiction; K per cent, non-fiction; 21 per
cent. Juvenile, of which three per cent.
were not stories. The number of thoso
taking books since the library was made
freo, has been Increased by 47, making
that number now 661. Tho entire num
ber of those who have taken books since
May 1, 1311, is 1 ,000. Miss Ada Crosby has
returned to Vergennos after n few days
In town. C. H. Iialn baa returned from
little Rock, Arkansas, where he
spent the past few momhs.--At
the annual meeting of I'nion Lodge,
No. 3, F. & A. M., the following officers
wore elected: W. M., W. N. Cndy; S. W
Dr P. E. Mellon; J. W Dr. H. I.. Avcrill;
treasurer, C. B. Plnney; secretary, W. H.
Brewster. The Installation will take place
at u special communication to be held
on Wednesday evening, April 17, at which
time the appointive officers will be an
nounced. The Labarce society of the Con
gregational Church will holds a food sale
In the vestry of the church Saturday,
commencing at 2:30. The Ladies' Aid no-
cinty of the Methodist Church met
with Mrs. II. M. Beely Tuesday afternoon
at 2:S0. Mr. and Mrs, William H. Thomas,
who have passed the winter In Pasadena,
Cnl , and other parts of California, have
returned. If. 8. Stewnrt of Washington,
Conn., Is In town visiting his parentB,
Mr. nnd Mrs. John II Stewart. Mr. and
Mrs. Prank Warren hive returned after
a week In Nortnamptoii Massachusetts.
-Mr. and Mrs. William Smith are
the parents of a daughter, born April 2.
William Thomas and family have
moved from tho Thomas houso on
South PleHsant fdrert to tho Ross house
on Munroo street. Mrs. Clarence Merrl
hue, who has been In town for 10 days,
has returned to Burlington. Men are at
work placing olectric wires along; tho
elevated track nt the works of the Ver
mont Marble company, and ns soon as
ompleted a new electric crane capable
of carrying several tons will be Installed.
Thn agricultural department at Washing
ton, It Is understood, Is planning to pur
chase about 100 acres of land In the
vicinity of whero the Morgan horse stock
farm Is now located In Wcybrfdge, It Is
understood that their Intention Is to begin
nt once and raise Morgan horses, cattle
and sheep on a larger scale at the Wey
bridge farm. Mr. and Mrs. Oeorgo
LaTtack huv gone to Brandon for a few
dayg. Mrs. John Fradett and daughter
have gone to iirattleboro for the next 10
days, Napoleon Rivers spent Bundoy
with hi a family In Vereoimas There ware
U who took the civil examination Bwtnr
day. Arthur Hlnmnn nnd J. O. Beatey,
Jr., of thn local postottlcn force had charge
of thn examinations,! J, Bruya and
daughter, Evelyn, of Montpeller ate In
town visiting hU mother, Mrs. Onaifes
J Iy ot Boutt, treat-JOa, M, OHvjjkH, baajk JH Cwa4a,-fM
Indian Villages Swept Away by
Eruption of Volcano in
STORY TOLD BY SEA CAPTAIN
Commander of Fruit Steamer
Watched the Flames Shoot
ing from Peak April 5
Tales of Refugees.
Mobile, Ala., April 10.-Thousands oi
persons have been killed and whole In
dian villages swept away by tho eruption
of Chlrlqul IVak near Hocas del Toro, In
Panama, according to the story of Cap
tain Olsvlk of tho United Fruit steamer!
Port Morgan, which arrived hero to-day.
Captain Olsvlk says tho eruption oc
curred April 5, early In the morning, while
the Port Morgan was berthed near Hocus
del Toro, and that he witnessed flames
I shooting from the peak. Reports of tho
large casualty list were brought from
tho Immediate scene to l3ocas del Toro
by refugtes who escaped the onrushlng
' lava. He sav.s he watched the eruption
April 5 until he put to sea.
Even far out on tho gulf. Captain Olsvllt
says lm saw evidence of tho disturbed
elements. The sea was affected In many
places and tho air was filled with smoke,
and dust far out Into the gulf.
Chlriqul Peak, as far as U known, never
has shown volcanic activity and tho siul
ilcn bursting of fire nnd lava from the
crest took Inhabitants by surprise.
In describing the eruption, Captain Ols
"I learned before leaving that the third
of a row of mountain peaks situated about
a mllo from us hnd burst Into flame or
has turned Into a volcano. The peak that
became active was the highest of a group.
Its height being estimated at 2,310 feet
above sea level.
"At the base of tho mountain on Its
elopes lire a number of Indian villages.
It Is supposed these have been totally
destroyed by the lava.
"When wo got Into the open sea, groat
rocks were sticking out of tho water In
places where before wo hail navigated
the vessel. Small Islands could be seen
all around tho shore."
Captain Olsvlk Is well known In gulf
and Caribbean ports having sailed thoso
waters many years.
has returned from 'iurlington. where she
went to see her mother, Mrs S. H.
Kendall, who l In .M-iry Fletcher hopi."
Tho funeral of Mrs. Parsons Hillings,
who died at her home on Case .street
Friday at the age of 87 years, was held
at her late homo Monday afternoon at
two o'clock. Tho Rev. Evttrts Kent of
Benson officiated. Burial was In the fam
ily lot In the Case street cemetery. A
committee ruprtsenting a local associa
tion of farmers met representatives of the
New York Dairy company for tho pur
pose of settling tho price to bo paid to
tho farmers for their milk. It as agreed
that the company should pay the farmei
$1.50 per hundred pounds for their milk
for April, and that the farmers wero to
given four dayy to act on tho price for
the month of May. The cattle shipment
-Monnay consisted of throe carloads. Roy
Shackett, who has been visiting hU
parents In tho oast part of tho town for
tho past few weeks, has returned to
FItchburg, Mass. The Rev. Hollowell has
gone to Saratoga, N, T., for a week's
stay. Miss Nora Grady, who hns been
visiting her parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. M. G
Grady, has returned to Montpelter. Dr.
A. B. Tjimbert has returned from Hun
over, N. TI where he preached In the
Congregational Church Sunday. The
spring term of tho Middlebury high school
opened Monday morning with n full at
tendance. Monday, market day, butter
brought from 28 to Si cents and eggs 18.
L. J. Bruya and daughtor, Evelyn, who
havo been In town for tho past woolt
have returnod to Montpeller.-Uike Dttnl
more Ijdge, No. 11. I, o, O. F worked
tho beaond degree Wednesday evening.
Joseph Goyett of East Middlebury drove
to town Monday morning with a fatted
oalf. which he was taking to tho depot
to go to market, nnd when on Main street
the calf got frightened at aomothlng and
broaklng from Its holding loapod from the
vehicle. After a hot race on tho street
It darted down tho alley near V, W
Beckwith'B store and ran off the high
embankment Just haok of the store and
plunged Into the eddy Just below the falls
of Otter creek. The animal was drowned
as It was Impossible to get It out.
Mr. and Mrs. Nichols, who have been
In towti for 10 days, have returned to
Ruxbury.-Mr and Mrs. Utorne Sheldon,
wno novo neon in jiew York fur the pas
wei-K, nave returned. The ladles' Aid
society of the Memorial Baptist Church
noiu a welt attended meeting In the ve.stn
of the church Wednesday nfternoon. Dr.
D. II. Corkran, pastor of the Methodist
Church, la attending tho Troy conference
this week, Mr, Corkran has nn unanimous
call by the church to return for another
year. The Century club meeting of the
season, an "As You Like It." will be held
with Mrs. A, B. Harrtman Wednesdny
evening, April 17, Instead of Tuesday
evening, April is. Mrs, Henry WaUor.
who has been In Plttsford for the past
week, has returned. Frank Trudo of
Werbridge wa taken to the Mary Flot-
cner hospital at Burlington Tuesday by
wr. wnite for treatment Word has been
received that Prol W, W, MoOUtoa, who
for the benefit of hi health, was steadily
lmpim tm Miss niiziiiieii, M,jrrls has
taken n Mltloii Us, H,.10 ,,,lr1Pr
Pnll.'-bm. Mis .M.ulu Ijoi hIuks s ttaoh
lng schonl In Salisbury Plains. Arthur
Lane of Ottawa, Canada, a former resi
dent, Is in town.
Miss Jannle. Brlbtol of tula city has re
signed her position In Boston to accept
tho position of prlvato secretary to Presi
dent J. M Thomas of Middlebury Collepe.
Saturday evening Miss Child Clark cn
tertnlticl htr clnssnutcs of Vergennes
high hi lion! class of mo at hcr home In
Addison Tin re were also other Invited
guests. The evening was pleasantly
passed In games. Refreshments wero
served during tho evening. Miss Clnrk's
parents, Mr and Mrs. A. T. Clark, an
nounced her engsgotnetit to Benjamin H.
Blistot of Burlington, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. S. Bristol of p.inton. Miss Mary
G. McPhllomy of West p.mland has been
engaged as substitute for Miss Beatrice
Daniels In ' s.erth and eighth grade
of Vergennes graded school. Miss Mc
Phllomy Is a graduate of the State nor
mal school nt Caulleton and has taught
one year In the grammar school nt East
Dorset and two years at Salisbury. Mrs.
George Whalrn of Providence, R. I., Is
visiting her pat"ii h, Air. nnd Mrs. Wil
liam Crosbj- --Till -- evening Mrs. Charles
W. Pelplr u.il nj,,.,, house and
assisted by Mrs. IF. S. Lewis will give it
bonquet to tl e n en and Imyn of St. Paul's
Chinch i l-.oir -Mis- Mary C. Amblcnu re
turned Tttesd.iy to Montreal after visiting
her parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. John AmhKui,
Jr. -Mre. Cyius Horsfonl of Charlntto H
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Crosby.-Judgo Frank L. Klsh went
Tuesday to N'ewf me to pn side over
the sesnlon of the Windham county court.
Charles Bunch of Rutland vl-lted his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bunch,
Sunday. -In Fehruary E. I). Chllyou
gathered 20 dozen of eggs from 20 Ply
mouth Rock hens, and In "March the
haino hens laid 3fi dozen of eggs. Mr,
and Mrs R. W. McCi.en have returned
from a trip to the Bermuda Islands.
Mits Bessie Heath of Rutland passed
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs, Joseph Hunch.
Henry Smith of Crown Point, N. V..
was the guest Sunday of Mr. and Mrs.
D. Remind. At thn 'ongi egatlnnal
Church .Sunday, 12 new members worn
taken In. Henry Ilubcr i-pcnt Sunday
with his patents In Cambridge. Tho
Easter ottering a thn Methodist Epis
copal Church Sunday amounted to about
57" The members of the senior class
Wrgennes high school have returned
ft urn thi'lr trip to Washington, 1). C.
Wllbert Lacomb has moved his
family fiom Ferrlsburg to the Crosby
tenement on the roiul to New Haven.
Lewis Levy has returned to Monti eal
after a visit 10 Mr. and Mrs. John Am
bleau, Jr List of unclaimed letters at
the pontofflce. Put Colley, Walter Lum
baid, E. H. M. Cialncs, Fred Roch, P. H.
Honors, Louis T. Vurmor, Benjamin
Nook, Robert Tyler, John Moore, Wallaco
Ash, Mr.--. John Meallai, Miss Juna Go. d
cll, Mrs Jac . Pf leys, Prof. L. E. Prior.
The Ri . sj. S. Cobb left Tuesday
for Knr.itoua, N. tc nUei.d iho an
nual session ot Troy Conference. Dr. V.
M. Rogers ft Alburg, where he has prac
ticed nwliclne for the past 12 years, has
made arrangements to locate here add
open an office for general pruellcc,
Arlle Aldcn has gone to Boston to Join
the Dartmouth College baseball nine, of
which he Is one of the catchers, nnd will
accompany the team on Its southern trip.
The .subscription dance held In city hall
Tuesday evenlnc was well attended. A
special meeting was hold Tuesday even
ing by the members of Bunna Vista Camp,
No. ,S,KA M. W. ot A., to consldtr the
rovlslon of rates of Insurance that wero
ndopted by head rump olllclals of tho
order, which will take effect June 1, 1P1S.
District Deputy P. Mahcr l.lbby was
present and demonstrated the rates in de
tail. The meeting was Intel eating and In
htructive and all those who attended
seemod to favor the revision of rate". The
lust meeting of the n-ason of thn "As
You Like It" club was held Tuesday even
ing nt the home of Mrs. E. O. Norton,
Mr. C, It Coin and Mrs. T. Neville as
sisting In entertaining. The following
program was can led out: Solo, "A Perfect
Day," Mrs. W. R. Warner: paper. "The
Influence of tho Novel on National Life,"
Miss Riker; humorous leading. Mrs. L.
F. Benton: paper "The I'imcliiding
Survey of the Novel," Mrs. G. E. Stone;
"A Resume of Seventeen years," Mm.
W. It. Warner; "A Musical Melange,"
Mrs W. A. Dalrymple. Mrs E, G. Nor
ton, Mrs. G. F. O. Klmhnll, Miss Ilobei'.
and Miss Edith McGoven wero appointed
ns committee for thn coming year. At the
regular meeting of Otter C-'reek Chapter,
No. 74, O. E. S., Monday evening tho fol
lowing officers were Installed: W. M Mis
Fannie Day; W. P., I E. Avery; A. W .
Mrs. Jessie M. Fisher; treasurer, R. W.
Day; secretary, Mrs. Floru O. Lee; con
ductress, Mrs. Alice Wright; A. C, Mrs.
Cora B. Avery: Ada, Miss Estell.i Bct
tlnger; Ruth, Miss Grace Gordon; Esther,
Mlsj Julia Woodman; Martha, Mrs
Mnttle O'Bryan; Electn. Miss Olive
Whltty; warden, Mrs. Kate Barnard;
sentinel, A. G. Wright; chaplain, Mrs.
Anna Woodman; marshal, II. O, Fisher,
organist, Fred Flngg. Carlton D. Bristol
has returned from a 10 days' vlult to New
York nnd Washington, D, C During tils
nbeenco he nlo visited his wife's brother,
Dr. W. Carter Stone ot Elllcott City,
Md. H. F. Bench went yesterday to
Saratoga to attend the meeting of the
Laymen's association of Troy conference.
Letters unclaimed In tho postoillc.
April 1: Sylvia Carpenter. Mis, A, S.
Goodnouh, Mrs, Julia Palmer. Clement
Varney and Donald Wright are at home
from Albany, N. Y. Mrs, Orissa Atkins
of Lincoln Is visiting Mrs. R. C. Martin.
Mm. E. G. Colby Is at homo from Bur
lington, where bho has apent the wlntor,
The mst grands of Bristol Lodne, I. O.
O. F., have formed an pssoclatlon with
the following list of othceis: F. II. Pal
mer, president; Dr. F, T. lirlggs and L. A,
Neul, vice-presidents; p, K. Wilson, sec
retary; F. G. Hasklns, treasurer; It. F,
Hutch, assistant lieiisurer; P. R. Hill,
E. N. Dike and H, J. Hill, executive com
mittee; 13, B, Palmer, law committee.
Annual meetings will be held the first
Widnesdny In February- Truman J.
Chase dlod nt his home on Church
strent Thursday night about twelve
o'clock with gansreno In one toot
and pneumonia at tho Injtt- Mr Chase
had beon a resident of this town for
many years, Me w formerly a resident
of Minneapolis, Minn, Ho Is survived by
his wife and Mre. a. W. Wrd of No't
Haven and Mrs. D. E. Meader of thlj
town are sisters. The funeral was held
Pftturday afternoon at the house.
TUFT FORCES III
Four Dalcgates-at-Large Unin
struoted but Practically '
Pledged to Taft.
TWO TRIALS OF STRENGTH
Decisive Ballots for Estey
Mead Put Roosevelt Men
Rout Resolutions Hit
Monlpeller, April 10. Amid roars for
Hoo-evolt and cheers for Taft to-day. In
the most hotly fought presidential con
vention In the history of Vermont, Sena
tor Curroll S. Pagu of Hyde Park, John
L. Iwts of North Troy, J. Gray Estey
of Iirattleboro, and Governor John A.
Mead of Rutland, were elected dole-gatos-at-largp
to the national republican
convention with Joseph T. Stearns of
Burlington, Lelghton P. Slack of St. Johns-
bury. V. L. Martin of Pl.ilnfleld mid
Newman K. Chaffee of Rutland as alter
nates, and resolutions wen- adopted con
demning tho recall of judge and ot de
cisions and endorsing the administration
of President Taft. At the close, Senator
Charles E. Townserul of Michigan gave
ii brief address, eulogizing the President.
The convention was to commence at 1-M
but It was close upon 2 "0 before the big
gathering was called to order by tho
chairman of the State committee, F. c.
William of Newport, nnd proceeded to
bnMncsv In tho Interim there was nnieh
fun and noise. The delegations on the
floor kept the air ringing with cheers, the
Taft cheers of the enthusiastic Rutland
county delegation drowning most of tho
others. On the Taft side of the gnllery
cow-bells and megaphones added to the
din, while the Roosevelt sympathizers on
the other sldo came back with cat-call
.iter me convention had h"en called
to oioer and ttie roll accepted as made
up by the committee, revealing f-So dele-
gates duly enrolled out of a possible r.ri?,
temporary officers were choen consisting
of Senator W, p. Dillingnam, chairman,
J. A. Kendall of Strafford, secretary, ana
Guv M. Page of Burlington, assistant
secretary. The ohntrmnti' n,i,iru i...
I Senator Dillingham was a vigorous re-
Mi'v. oi tne record, achievements and
principles of the Republican party. Tho
deelitratlon that till government had al
wajs been a government by pirty nnd
always must br, that It always had been,
nnd always must be, Impossible for any
one man to so impiess himself upon the
country that hi opinions would oe the
opinions of the country, was received
with cheers. And tho statement that the
party had always had union, drew forth
further cheering. An implied rap nt tho
primary system created some commotion
nnd tho closing appeal, "Let us keep tho
principles of the party In mind and rest
upon principles and harmonize our dif
ferences upon men, for principles live
when men die,'' was greoted with cries
ot "flood! Good!"
NO FIGHT ON PAGE.
After the address of the chairman, on
motion of P. D. Thompson of Barton,
one of the itoosevclt delegate elected
tho dny bofoie from the second district,
the temporary organization was made
The noxt business before the body
was the election of four delegntes-nt-laige,
and there was a moment of sus
pense, while th big crowd wondered
wnoie anil how the Itnosdvclt contest
would hngln. C. H. St.arns of ,Iohn-t-on
presenter! tho name of Senator
Carroll S. Page for first ilelegato-at -
large, ami wn.'p the Hon. T. C. Cheney
of Mori'lsvllle. n Itoosevclt supporter,
seconded the nomination it became ap
parent tlinl there would be no tight
on the llrst delegate. The Hon. 15 C
Mower seconded tho nomrnatlon for
Chittenden and nna by one the other
counties allied their word of approval.
Senator Pago was elocted by acclama
Walter E. Hubbard of Brnttleboro,
speaking for a section of the Wlni
hnm county delegation, nominated CoL
J. Grny Estey of Brnttloboro for sec
ond place. Immediately J, it Blod
gett of Windham county was on his
feet speaking for tho other factions of
tho divided delegation and putting the
name of the Rav. Henry L. Ballou of
Chester into the ring. This meant
thnt tho fight was en in earnest, and
the air was filled with the cries of
would-be spoil-binders pleading with
the chair for recognition.
Mr. Blodgett hnd made a good Impres
sion by his speech, He hnd quoted Presi
dent Benton of the university to the offeci
that this was the age of the prepared
man and hnd added tho suggestion that
it waa the age of tho live man, and some
how conveyed the lntoimatlon that speak
ing of live men necessarily Involved
speaking of Theodore Roosevelt. Then
the Rev. A. Chuso of Richmond, whom
nobody seemed to expect, just naturally
hounded to the front nnd uent off like a
wide-mouthed blunderbuss. To say that
this Hftitli'innn's utterance was Impas
sioned would ho understating the perform
lines. It wwb as If Vesuvius had walked
into the convention hall and erupted. Tho
crowd was not slow In lotting tho orator
know that In n mere mattor of lung
power no slnglo vocal organ could outdo
them, and time and again tho chairman
had to beat the table with his gavel and
plead that the speaker be given n hearlns.
RATCHELDER MIXES 'EM UP.
Next Wallace Batcheldor of Bethel, ex
rough rider and king-pin among Roose
elt rooter., attempted to plead the
Roosevelt cause, and Incidentally to Bec
ond the nomination of his friend Parson
Ballon Tk crowd continued restive nnd
all thul tould be gathered of Mr Batch
elder's forensic effort was n Jumbled ref
erence to football filtering fitfully through
an atmosphere of cat-calls, megaphono
solos and clanking of cow-bells
w n. McltllUu of Chittenden county
stoonded Cotoiel. EtyVoaituaticA n4
for a. time spokesmen of various counties
wero clamoring for recognition nnd regis
tering their preferences In fervid oratory
first for one candidate then for tho other.
Ex-Oovernor J, O. McCullough of Ben
nington spoke for the Taft candidate. (
B Smith of Lamoille commended Roose
velt man. A Washington county delegate
dared say that on behalf of a majoiliv of
his colleagues he seconded the nomination
of Ballou and was met with angry cr.es
of "Not Nol No!".
Then someone called for th question
and tho balloting followed, county after
county marching up to tho ballot box to
the lively music of the band amid
nover ending cheers from' the contending
Tho result of this ballot, which was
not announced until somewhat later, gave
Colonel Estey the election by i"0 votes
to Mr. Ballou's 306.
While the tellers were counting- the bal
lot, someone moved that the convention
proceed at onoe to the election of the
third delegate-at-large. L. P. Thayer of
Morrlsvlllo pleaded eamet!y against such
procedure, claiming that some of the dele
gates had left the hall, nnd that a vote
at this time would bo unfair. However,
the convention willed otherwise, and
nominations for third delegate were de
clared In order. F. D. Thompson of Bar
ton dlspolled all fear of a contest for this
place by naming tho Hon. John L. Lewis
of North Troy, who was also the candi
date of the Tnft faction. The Hon. F. C.
Archibald of Manchester followed with
a short satirical seconding speech, and
seconds from Roosevelt and Taft coun
ties followed gaily one after another. Mr.
Lewis was elected wlthont a dissenting
MEAD MHETS OPPOSITION.
The ballots cast for second delegate
were -M'A In the process of being counted
and someone suggested that they pioceed
to the nomination of the fourth dele
sate. There was some objection but the
majority wished to go on. B D. Whito
of Rutland nominated Governor John A.
Mend. The response was a mingling ot
cries favorable and unfavorable. The Rev.
Eraser Metzger of Randolph in a very
eloquent speech nominated Dr. Jesso E.
Thompson of Rutland, a Roosevelt sup
porter. The whole convention went vig
orously to work to be sure that both
wero thoroughly seconded, and various
fiery spenhes were made. One of the most
telliiic utteinnces of the convention was
the speech of the Hon. Porter H. Dale
of Island Pond seconding the nomination
of Governor Mead.
Tho question was called for and bal
lotlng begnn. The ballot when announced
gave Governor Mead the election by S6S
votes as tigalnt Dr. Thompson's 3n5.
It was voted to proceed directly to
the election of alternate.. The name of
Joseph T. Steams of Burlington for tlrst
alternate was presented by Judge Palmer
in u speech which painted the youns
man as something of n cross between
the angel Gabilel and George Washing
ton. Both sides fell over each other to
second tho nomination and Mr. Stearns
was unanimously elected. The name of
Lelghton P. Slack for second alternate
was next passed on without a word of
dissent, and the election of O. L. Martin
of plalnfleld and Newman K. Chaffee of
Rutland followed In rapid succession
The Hon. F- C. Partrl lge of Proctor,
(Continued on page 4.)
Opening of the Vermont Confer
ence at Newport with Bishop
Newport. April 10. To-day's sessions o
the Vermont Methodist conference openci
at 8:30 with devotional service led by Rev
Joseph Hamilton of Randolph. At nine
o'clock Bishop Hughes took ohargo of the
service of holy communion, calling aa
assistants District Superintendents Wll
Ham Shaw of St. Albans, W. S, Smlthers
of Randolph and Ralph F. Lowe of St
Johnsbury and also the Rov. Carroll D
I.anco, pastor of the local church. Ahou
125 received communion. At the roll call
of the conference, W members and nine
The conference organized with the eleo
tion of the following officers: Secretary
the Rev. F. W. Lewis of St. Albans, who
chose as assistants, the Rev, I, A. Ran
ney of Johnson, the Rev. C. D. Pierce o:
Swanton, and the Rev E. A. Lcgg
Rnosburg Falls; statistician, the mi, ..
l. Wells of Rochester; treasurer, the Rev,
S. H. Bmlth of White River Junction
railroad secretary, the Rov. W. M. Rob-
erts of Btowe.
Ex-Governor Joslah Grout made
happy address of welcome, paying th
conferenco the handsome compliment tha
he believed It was the most honorabl
body of men before whom he had eve
appeared. He accorded them full liber
ties and prlvllegesof the town. In response
Bishop Hughes referred forcefully to th
victories and glories of Methodism. Afte
singing the doxology, the Rev. A. I
Cooper. D. D.. of Randolph, the oldest
member of the conference, pronounced
By vote of the conference Bishop
Htighos was Invited to spend two or three
weeks In Vermont as soon ns convetilen
after tho genornl conference at Mlnne
npolts In May.
The Rev. U C. Sherburne received
inlririm announcing tho death of his
brother. Frank A. Sherburne of Mont
pellcr, and has gono to attend the funeral
The Rev. C. M. Boutwell of lllnglinm
vllle acted as chairman of the statistical
session this afternoon.
Various pastors of the conference
brought reports and money and left them
with tho secrotnry and troiiburcr. A re
port upon the same will be presented late
In the woek. Following this session th
Rev. F. A. Woodworth of Lyndonvllle
presided over the anniversary meeting of
the board of Sunday sohools and a power'
ful address on Sunday school work along
broad lines was given by the Rev David
fl Downey, D. D., corresponding secre
This eventn the anniversary board o
conference claimants was observed. Th
Rev. W B. Doujjlaas of Rlehford presided
nnd an Interesting address was given bv
the Rev. IS. C. Clemens, D. IV, of Chi-
J C4C0, asUtant oarrestpocdina ManUry,
MET I T
ONE DISTRICT III
ILLINOIS FOR TUFT
Roosevelt's Supporters Say That
the Colonel Will Have
CULLOM IN THE DISCARD
Governor Deneen Controls the
Party Organization by De
feating Lorimer Demo
crats in Dispute.
Chicago, April 10. Figures compiled
from returns received up to late to-night
failed materially to change the early re
sults of yesterday's primary In Illinois, In
which Colonel Uoosevelt swept the State
the advisory preference vote for re
publican presidential candidate, defeating
resident Taft by about 115,00) and In
which Speaker Champ Clark defeated
Governor Wilson by about 140,000 on the
President Taft cairled at least one dis
trict. It Is the fifth Chicago district. Tms
was definitely established from figure
compiled from returns to-night. Thero
will be two delegates from each of tho 2a
districts In the State and eight delegates-
at-largu and Colonel Roosevelt's support
ers say that he will have 60 delegates from
Illinois to the republican national conven
tion nccordlng to the advisory vote. Tho
delegates will be selected at district and
State conventions. The results of thn
primaries as shown to-night are:
Tlmt Governor Deneen's plurality In his
renomlnntlon by the republicans is about
6,000 while Edward F. Dunne procured
tho nomination by the democrats for gov
ernor by about -W.WO.
SHERMAN BEATS CULLOM.
That Lawrence Y. Sherman's endorse
ment by the republicans in the advisory
vote on United States senator was about
S; over Senator Cullom, who has
served the people of the State 57 years.
That Governor Deneen will control the
new State republican central commltteo
by a large mnor!ty.
United States Senator Wm. Lorimer
met defeat In his attempt to capture the
Republican party organization from
Governor Deneen. Ills candidates for
btate committeemen were defeated In hU
homo district and as a result It Is said
he will not go as n delegate to the re
publican national convention. He was de
feated In all but one congressional dis
trict In his campaign ror party leader
Among the democrats both National
Committeeman Roger C. Sullivan and
the Hearst -Harrison combination to-night
claim control of the party organization
and tho result probably will not be known
until complete returns are received.
Returns still were coming In slowly to-
nignt and definite figures on the primary
were still lacking.
CLARK AND WILSON COMMENT.
Washington, April 10. Former Senator
Fred Dubois, Speaker Clark's campaign
manager, to-day Issued this statement:
"The Clark landslide In Illinois, far ex
ceeding our fondest expectations, Is an
indication of the great strength of
Speaker Clark with the people. Clark re
ceived more votes In Cook county than
Taft and Roosevelt combined. The signi
ficance of this, as well as the magnifi
cent race in every State, Is apparent, and
certainly vouchsafes the speaker's suc
cess In November, If he should lead the
democratic ticket, as he undoubtedly
Tho Woodrow Wilson headquarters to
night Issued a statement of which the fol
lowing 1 a pnrt:
"The result In Illinois is attributable
to the Influonce of William Randolp.i
Hearst and his newrpapers and polit
ical allies. It was aided, too, by tho
abandonment of the field by Governor
Harmon, who in accordance with thn
territorial agreements of anti-Wilson
allies lrtft Illinois where his friends
hnd been campaigning for months and
turned the whole Harmon strength
over to Clark.
"In the prograsslve State of Wis
consin, where thjre Is no Hearst ma
chine, the Clark-Harmon combine was
defeated by more than two votee to
one. There Is no doubt thnt Hearst Is
the greatest asset of the Clnrk boom."
ST. LOUIS FOR TAFT
St. Louis, Mo., April ia Early returns
of the St. Iouls city primaries to-day In
dicate that President Taft carried 8t
Iiuls by n large majority and will win
tho delegations from all hut one of the
S city wards. The Roosevelt forces won
but one of the seven wards they contest
ed with the Prosldent. Charles Nagel,
becretary of commerce Mid labor, was on
the ground all day marshalling the Taft
BELIEVES LEVEE WAS OUT.
Serious llrenk Causes the Flooding of
Melville, La., April 10, Another seri
ous break occurrol to-day In the le
vees of th Atchafaylnyn river and to
nrght n considerable section of tho
lowlands of St. Landry and St Martin
parishes are Inundatjd. The new
crevnsse, on tha west bank of the river
ot Atkins bayou, sevon miles south of
Melville, was IT feet wide to-night.
President Oordy of tha district teve
boord to-night expressed the belief
thnt the levee hnd bjen cut,
There Is onlv slight possibility of loss
of life. By to-morrow morning, however,
the waters probably will have reached
rort Bane, and within sight of Ope
lousas. The Inhabitants of these smaller towno
probably will be forced to abandon their
homes and go to Opelousus, which Is
tat? from the floods,
Flro Commissioner Johnson of New
York city reports flro loses of 112,
47O.S0O In that city In 1911, an 1n-
UUM Of fluOa&JM).