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TTTE nURrJNGTON FT?EE PRESS ND TUTUS , THURSDAY, FHRT? CARY 27, 1013.
Official Stories of Being Shot while
Trying to Escape Received in
Mexico City with Doubt.
PUNISHMENT IS SOLEMNLY
PROMISED FOR THE GUILTY
Bullet Passed through Head of Madero from the
Back Suarez Covered with Wounds from
in Front Claimed That Escort Was At
tacked on Way to Penitentiary.
Mexico City, Fob. 23. Francisco T.
Madero mid Jose Pino Snare rtrii (lend.
In a midnight rtdo undnr guard from
thn nntlonal palace to the penitentiary
thry were killed. j
Tli- circumstances surrounding thr
flenth oC the deposed president and vice- '
president of the republic are unknown, J
except as given In the official accounts
which do not conform In all casrs. Thn j
only wltnisscs were those actually con
cerned In the killing.
The Provisional President, Gen. Victor
lano Huerta. says that the killing of thn
two men was incidental to a light be
tween their guard and a patty nttempt
lrc in berate them. The minister of fer
ritin rf'-itlons, Francisco De La Jiarra,
,.dds 'ha the prisoners attempted to
scape Nclthrr makes a definite state
ment is to which side fired the fatal
shots It is not Impossible that neither
An official investigation has been order
ed to determine the responsibility, and
solemn promises have been made that
the guilty shall be punished.
Not unnaturally a groat par! of the
public regards the official versions with
doubt hav Ing In mind the use for eon- '
turles of tho notorious "ley fntrn." the un- j
written law which Is invoked when the I
death of a prisoner Is desired. After its I
application there is written on the rec-1
ords "prisoner shot trying to escape."
Senora Madero, the widow of the former
president, received the first definite in
formation of his death from the Spanish
minister, Senor Colognn y C.olosan. Sho
already had heard reports that something
unusual and serious had occurred but
friends had endeavored up to that time
to prevent her from learning tho whole
Sjoon afterwards, accompanied by her
brother, Jose Perez, and Mercedes
muero, a sister or I Taneeeo, Scnora
Madero drove to the penitentiary but was
h"umii pi rnnssron to see trie body of
her hUF'-md Senora Suarez was also
denied r t ,tnee to the mortuary, where
physl' w in aernrdanre with the law,
wer performing an nutopsy.
STRTf R RAGES AT OFFICERS.
In contrast to the widow, whose grief
was of a pitiably, silent character, ex
pressed In sobs, Mercedes Madero, a
I eautlful young woman educated in Paris,
tuo has been a brilliant leader of society
(Since the revolution of 1910, was dry eyed
and tigerish in her emotion". Hv the side
of the two women whose husbands had
been killed, the girl hurled accusations at
the otflr rn who barred the entrance.
"C'own -ds' Assassins;" sho called them,
her v ( i ched high. Tho oflicers stared
"You The men who fired on a defense,
less man You and your superior oflicers
are traitors "
No effert was made to remove thn
women, nor did the officers attempt to
silence tl m Scnora Mndero continued
weeping and the gin did not cease her
hvsterk'il tirade until the arrival of the
Spanish minister and the Japanese charge
who came to olter their services.
The minister spoke with the officers In
charge but wiw told that on account of
the autopsy it would be Impossible for
any one to see the bodies. Later in tho
day, thry said, tho request would bo
complied with. The diplomats then con
ducted tho women away from tho peniten
tiary Modem's father and Itafael Hernandez,
former minister of the interior, and oilier
friends made efforts early in tho day to
recover the bodies, and it was stated this
.afternoon that the American ambassador,
Henry Lane Wilson, had Interested hlm
tfilf and secured the promlso of Minister
He La Hnrro that the bodies should be de
livered to their families for burial.
OFFICIAL STOHY OF TRAGEDY.
The tragedy occurred shortly after mld
nlrht Ma lero and Suarez, who had been
prl dim i s In tho national palace slnco
their arrest on Tuesday last, were placed
in .in automobile, which was accompanied
by another car and escorted by 100 rurales
under the orders of Commandant Fran-el'-
o Cardenas, and Col. Rafael Plmlento.
With Instructions not to outdistanco th
srort, the ears moved slowly. No Inci
dent or urred until they had reached a
point near the penitentiary, where In an
opi n place the guards' attention was at
tracted, according to tho ofllclnl version,
to a group of persons following:. Shots
wero fired nt the escort out of tho dark
ness Tho rurales closed In and ordorol
the prlsonrrs out of the car.
Thirty of thn guards surrounded the
1 risoncrs, while the remainder disposer!
themselves to resist an attack. About SO
men, some afoot and somo mounted,
thrrw themselves upon tho dotachmont
guard'ng the cars and thn exchange of
tihotR lasted 20 minutes when the attack
ing party fled. Tho dead bodies of Ma
Vro and Pino Suarez wero then found.
Tho body of Madero shows only ono
wound. A bullet entered tho back of tho
head and emerged at tho forehead.
Tho body of Pino Suarez shows many
wounds, entering from in front.
Of the male members of the Madero
f 'tnlly only two nro now In thn capital,
Ono If Francisco Madero, the futher, who
li'terly opposed his son's conducting a
revolution In 1810 and rodo across north
ern Mexico In an effort to overtake and
dissuade him, tho other is Ernesto Ma
din i r rmei minister of 'Iiimu-.i. uii
in le. thoi gii only a yoar older than the
late r.r I r nt
Gustavo Mndeio, a brother, wis obllgod
1 1 s ihinlt lo the fugitive law the day
ii 'rr 'Hi in position of the pi evident and
Vui chot down In the arsenal, Senoru
Madero, and the two sisters of tho former
president, .Marceiles and Angela, are to
night at the Japanese legation.
N'ot far from the penitentiary there
are two small piles of stones some ;o feet
apart. They mark the spots where the
mcn who a few days ago ruled Mexico
had fallen. Holes in the wall of the
penitentiary show where some of the
bullets flnailj lodged.
The stones were piled by groups of
sympathetic persons of the lower class,
whose curiosity early drew them to the
sCMiie. I'Tom the top of each pitiful
monument to-night lllckered candles,
placed there and lighted by those who
thus thought to pay the last rites of the
church to the souls of tho dead. From
the grounds had been scraped away blood
saturated er.rth, which has carried oft by
the morbid, seeking souvenirs.
After the engagement on the. road to
the penitentiary, Commandant Car-denn.s
reported to the military commander who
conducted him to General Huerta. The
president summoned his cabinet and after
apprising his ministers of tho occurrence.
Issued an official announcement.
Both President and ministers deeply
deplored the affair and decided upon ,i
ful. Investigation lo fix, the responsibility
and to punish the guilty. Already formal
action has been taken by the authorities
ns tho members of the escort are under
arrest pending tho Inquiry.
In his capacity as minister of foreign
relations, Senor De La Harra addressed a
note to the diplomatic representatives
giving an account of tho killing and as
surances of thorough investigation.
There were nj slgru of a demonstra
tion in the cential part of the city dur
ing thu day. The news was lecetved
quietly and apparently philosophically.
" nis was due perhaps not only to the fact
that the majority seem to bo in favor of
ti.e present government but because the
people tire Mill overawed by thu devel
opments of the past two weeks.
RRITONS THANK WILSON.
One bundled representative member
o the lfritl.li i ninny have sent a memo
rial to the American ambassador, expres.j
u, g "appreciation for tile able manner in
which the ambassador bus handled the
delicate situation caused by the recent
Tho memorial extends slnceiu thank-1
"for the help afforded all foreigners
by the American embassy, without dis
tinction of nationality and more especial
ly all British residents."
The following official statement of Pres
ident Huerta was given out at the palace:
"I called togethor the cabinet to re
port that Madero and Pino Suarez,
who had been detained at the palace
at tho disposition of the war depart
ment, were taken to the penitentiary
in accordance with a previous decision
as the result of which that establish
ment was placed yesterday afternoon
iinier the charge of an army officer
for its bettor security.
"When the automobiles had trav
ersed about two-thirds of tho way to
the penitentiary, however, they wnro
attacked by an armed group, and tho
escort dercended from thn machines
to offer resistance. Suddenly the
group grow largor and thu prisoners
tried to escape.
"An exchange of shots then took
place In which two of the attacking
party wero killed and two wore
wounded, noth prisoners were killed.
The automobiles were bally damaged.
"The President and his cablnd have
resolved that tho affair shall bo con
signed to the military Judicial author
ities having to do with tho attempts
against military prisoners such as
were Madero and Pino Suarez, so that
thoy may make a strict Investigation
with the direct intervention of the
milium proseeu tor-general.
"Tho minister of Justice has asked
that when those Investigations are
over, the case being of so exceptional
a charncter, that tho prosecutor-general
of the republic make a further
"The government deplores the event,
nnd, wishing to attend to tho necessities
of the public welfare, has asked tho min
ister of lustier to formulate a plan of
legal action against the prisoners for
theli several responsibilities, at the same
time making an effort to havn somo of
the friends of Madero assist In the solu
tion of tills difficult and dangerous ques
tion. "Filled with the desiro to guarantee
itself as well as the prisoners, the gov
ernment had appointed Col. Luis Vnl
leatores director of tho penitontiary and
had given him strict Inr'-uctlons to pro
vide for any contingency,
"The government promises that society
shall bo fully satisfied as to the facts
in tho case. Tho commanders of thn es
cort are now under arrest, and tho facts
above recorded hnve been ascertained so
as to clear up this unhnppy ovent how
ever reprehensible it may bo under tho
present snd circumstances."
Washington, Feb. 21 Tho sundry
civil appropriation bill, currying a
little mom thun 113,000,000 passed
tho House to-day. Tho provision for
two naval colli is to cost not exceed
ing V, 000,000 each was stricken nut.
An Horn nf J20.000 for tho hygleno
congress at Rnffalo also wut eliminat
ed, An unsuccessful effort was made
to prohibit scientific uianacenient In
(jovernninnt works at Paiinina. The
bill now jrous lo tm Senate.
Test tho "Want Ad ay" of srcurliiB
AND REJOICING "GIVES
if ii s rn WHY TO HORROR
Washington, Feb 23. Ambassador
Henry Luno Wilson telegraphed to
the stnto department to-night that
Francisco Do La Barrn, minister of
foreign affairs, had Invited nil for
eign diplomats in Mexico City to
take luncheon with him to-morrow.
The ambassador stated that none of
tile diplomats would attend the lunch
eon unless the tragic death early to
day of former President Modern and
former Vb0-Presllent Pnnrez Is
clearod of mvstery.
This leeinii on the part of the dip
lomatic corps in the Mexican capital
Indicate"; the gravity of thn situation
which will onfront the Huerta gov
ernment should it fail to clear tho
mysterv In which the killing of Ma
dero and Suarez still Is enveloped.
No orflelnl comment was forthcom
ing here to-night on statements re
lating to the tragedy nvide by Senor
Do La Harra and Provisional Presi
dent Huerta, but it was taken for
granted that If the late leaders were
i . ... - , .,
Miuuiio Hiiirueren ns too result of a
plot, the present government would
be. called upon for nn explanation
when It seeks political recognition at
the hands of the United States.
Thus it in.iv be brought about tlmt.
in a idltlon to sliowliic- Itself eoual to
the Immense problems of reconstruc
tion before it. Including the re-estab-llshment
of law and order In Stales so
long torn bj revolution. Mexico may
be tisked to show that the blood of
Its late rulers Is not upon Its bands.
CITIZENS NOMINATE ESTEE
Jlsjur of Menlpeller Meats V. II
rnr by Vote nf lilt t 177.
Mnrttieller, Feb. L'O Ply a voto of
(41 to 177, Mayor J I! Kstoo won the
nomination for the office (if mayor
over Waldo U. Fnrmr at the citizens'
caucus to-night. The nomination was
then made unanimous
T. P.. Merrill was unanim msly renom
inated city clerk and treasurer; Louis
31. Pollard, city sheriff; Robert John
sou an 1 George '. Lackey, constables,
and Penjuinln Gates, lister for one
year. in a Held of three for the
nomination for lister for threo years,
F. U. Grout won by five majority, the
vote being V. K. Grout, 223, Jeremiah
Pen ly, 173. and W. K. Peed, 1,11.
For city grand Juror, F. K. Gleasou,
th present Ineumhont, received the
nomlnntlon, the vote being F. U. Ulea
son, 222, Fred K. Thomas, 104, and Al
bert Laird. OS. Auditors M. P.. Smllle,
L. 11. Ulxby and F U. Pitkin were re
nominated. John H. Pouter was thn
presiding officer and
acted as secretary.
MANY HUTLANlJ CANDIDATES.
Rutland, Feh. 2. The voter will have
plenty of timber from which to select ma
terial for city nfllces here on March I. In
addition to tlie three enndidates for may
or. Dam 11 L. Martin, citizens', Henry C.
IJrislln. democrit, and George C. Under
bill, "clean water" (fourth attempt),
there ore n enndidates for the six va
cancies on tlie board of aldermen, 10 for
the four places on th board of education,
two foi assessor, two for grind Juror, and
two for constable. There is a pioposl
tion to voto $1.1,ii"0 to enlatge tlie Lincoln
avenue school building.
CHECK PASSER LACKS BAIL
Alleged Fin-gel-. Cniiglil nt llr.'iiiibin,
(Malms to lie n llrol.er.
Rutland. Feb. 21 . -Penjamln It.
Rrown. who was m nested a few days
ago nt TSrandnn on the ( barge of utter
ing a forged check fur about $S7,
which he pr si t. ted to the linnulmi
'National haul; rnr payment, the al
leged fraud being discovered by
Treasurer Waltei K Scott, was ar-
rnlgnel before "It Judge F. G.
Swlnnerton In this city to-day Rrown
I Pleaded jiot guilty lo the chHrgr,
j walvlnp examination. Judge Swln-
nriton bound thr respondent over to
I thr March term of Rutland countv
, court under 2,000 ball. Ho went to
;jall In default of surety. George W.
j Piatt was counsel for Rrown.
j Rrown told the court that he was 2.'
years old and lived In Shreveport, l.a.
He seld that he was a stockbroker
State's Attorney R. L. Stafford In
formed the court that hn expected to
prove at the trial that Rrown had
an accomplice :inmed Shaw, now In,
Atlanta, Ga., In bis alleged forgery:
work. The officers found In tho room
Rrown had occupied at the Rrnndc n
Inn a rubber stamp bearing the nanio
Carder & Manghnn, which was on the i
check payable to Rrown. which the '
respondent attempted to pass at the
nana, more were evidences In the
hotel room that some person bad been
practicing the signature of F. L. Car
der. Tho State's attorney said that he
had evidence to show that Rrown had
operated In at le.Tst three Slates.
TAFT GLAD TO MEET AlVIOS.
Tells Mexican Veteran lle' Trjing to
Aert AiHitbei- War.
Washington, Feb. 21. President Tat;
met Amos T. Fisher, N) years old, at a re
caption given by Masons of Washington
Lodge late to-day in Alexandria, Va.
"I'm glad to meet you, Mr President,"
said .Mr. Fisher. "I fought In the Mexi
"I'm glad to know you, Amos," replied
tho President, "b cause I am trslng my
best to avert another one."
The reception piec.ded a meeting of tip.
committee in charge of the collection of a
fund to erect a memorial Masonic temple
to fi corse Washington. Tho President
nude a speech euloaUIng the father of
hl.s country. One of the traits which
Washington possessed and which made
him seem more like othei men, the I'n-sl-dent
slid was tlmt when he had lust
cause for anirer be u-c I uu-uage tlmt
wasn't 'Vietnnt" and displaced hi red
blood Hn -iid Washington v,., no
"muUv corldlu. "
Americans in Mexico City Learn
ed of Double Tragedy after
Celebration of Holiday.
TAFT IS AT ONCE ADVISED
President Sees No Cause for U. S.
Intervention in the Present
rence. Washington, Feb. 23. Presldont Tuft
upon his return from New Yorlc to
night found a telegram from mbas
sador Henry Luno Wilson ut Mexico
City tolling of tlie killliiK of former
President Madero and former Vice
Mr. Wilson explnlnel that the oin
bassy was Informed or the double
tragedy Inst night bv .Minister for
Foreign Affairs lie La Itarra, who
said the deposed leaders wore killed
while being transferred from the na
tional palace to tin penitentiary.
General Huerta, provisional president,
derlnred to the ambassador that there
would lie a rigid Judicial investigation
of all the circumstance.
Tim killing of Madero and Suarez
, came as a tragic semience to n celo-
hration of Washington's birthday by
J the American colony. This gathorlng
Was the tlrst whlrli had taken plnee
j since the subsidence of the stirring
events nf the InMt ferlnlfflit mid wttu
hoped to lie n prelude to Hie return
Ambassador Wilson reported that he
addressed the Americans nnd others who
comprised the assemblage and laid a
wreath on the statue of Washington
Senor De La Itarra, who later was to
carry to the embassy the news of the
midnight assassination, participated in
the exercises nnd made nn address in be
half nf tlie Mexican government. The
Americans, to show their appreciation of
this recognition, then decorated the statue
of the Mexican hero, Benito Juarez. The
spirit of rejoicing, the ambassador
(declares, gave way to honor as the news
of the tragedy spread throughout the
Rear Admlrnl Fletcher. In command or
the battleship squadron at Vera Cruz, hi
a brief despatch to the navy department
tn-nlfihl nlso continued the tragedy.
I'onsul Canada lit Vol a Cruz reported that
a friendly spirit prevailed In the city,
Washington's birthday, the American
battleships, the Cuban erulBei and tlie
Mexican warships In the harbor, all being
in gnla attire and tiring salutes in honor
of the gient American. Tlie government
buildings displayed ilags and In the after
noon ofllrlals of the port culled upon
The late messages beating upon tho
Mexuan situation neie nil laid before
I'ti Hid nt Taft to-night and carefully read
bv him as soon as Ik i cm tied the Whlto
rouse Tlie President, who hclure having
New York hud declared that he s-uw in
tlie present deplorable oceurrem e no
cause fm Intervention, made no further
Consular reports received at the state
department to-night Indicated general ad
hesion lo tin Hueitn regime with thu
exception of Chihuahua and Sonora where
the local -Ituntlnu does not seem to be
wholly developed. It Is reported that in
Chihuahua, the military authorities have
taken stringent measures to put an end
to the activities of the former Mnderlsta
officials. Tlie consul .it Saltllla says Gov
ernor Carranza, who aeiordlng to earlier
reports had refused to acknowledge thu
new government hi Mexico City, lias
now declined his alleglano; to the new
n glim .
Consul-Gi nerril Shntiklln at Mexlro City
rr ports that Warren K. Cobenn Is safe
and that Cha. S. Dolly, about whom
be also had I" en arked to inquire, left
Mexico some time ago.
NEWS A SHOCK TO WILSON
Princeton, X. J-. Feb
rlect Wilson was shocked
to hear the
news that M.ulero and Suarez had been
killed In Mexico City.
"It's too ' .el," he jlgle rt, when he tlrsi
Irnrned of the shooting through Associat
ed Press despatches. He retrained from
comment, saying be would maintain his
policy of llence until he had taken olllce
While nothing has come from Mr. Wil
son to indicate what his attitude will be.
lie has kept himself consistently Inform
i d of development by a careful scrutiny
of the news despatches He has talked
the situation over informly with thn cor
respondents, displaying nt all times a
keen Interest In tho progrc-s nf events In
lbe troubln-rldderr country.
Mr. Wilson It is Known had imped from
thr first that Mexico's problems would
iltid amicable settlement without the least
Intrrferetu e Horn the United States. lie
realizes the griUty or developments,
however, and is iitudMug the situation
WEST VIRGINIA ELECTS
JUDGE GOFP SENATOR
Charb Mon. W Va . F-b. 21. Nathan R.
Goff. Judge ol Hie United States circuit
coutt of appi als. a lepulillcan, was elect
ed Unltid States senator tills utter noun
by a joint -essiin cf the Wist Vliglnia
l.eglslatun to i.ucceed Clar ence . Wat,
son. democratic luci'ml.enl. The election
ol Judge iioff broke a long deadlock and
was made onlJ n'ler two appeals of Governor-elect
llatlield for harmony during
a republican caucus and thu fact that
this was the last day of the present
legislative s( sslon.
After prnnillHC'i rcunnnm miring 1110
night to center strength for one raiidl
uiti th" tivuhlh'an caucus practically
agreed to .siippmt Judge Golf. This eoli
iluslon was iiul reached until after day
light. Tlie Hi'"' ''"'lot of tho day, the ISth
obit ballot since the beginning r the
Legislature. IcHUltcd ill Judge Goff nt
llng of lbe iK republican votes. Six rii
publli.m members of tlie Legislature re
lently indicted for accepting bilbos in
lonuri'tlon w'l"' tl,n candidacy of Colonel
William Si Miiour Kdwurds, did not vole.
Two inenibeiH were absent. Clarence W.
Watson leeelved I3 of thr total IS demo
illitlc votis, the others being siatleied
ludu. 'I''" iiiiioim, ed lie would r sign
j,niu tho federal bench immediately His
tern Is for six years beginning Mar"h 4
Judge fluff was born In 1812 at Clarks
burg, W. Vn. llo In a graduate of Oeorge.
town College, Washington, t). O., nnd thn
University of the City of Now York, llo
served In tho union army In thn Civil
War and was mustered out In lliffi tin a
Judge (JofT was admitted to the bar In
Since that time lm has served In
the West Virginia Legislature, was a
member of the 4Sth and r.Oth congjesses
and was chosen secretary of the navy by
President Hayes In ISM. He was elected
governor of AVest Vltginla In l&SS but
the eloctlon was contested nnd A. U.
Fleming, his democratic opponent, was
elected by the Legislature. Mr, ClotT was
appointed United States circuit Judge In
1MU for the district of West Virginia,
Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina
and in January of lust year was promoted
to Judge of the United States circuit court
VERMONT SAVINGS GROW.
Increase of Ncnrlj- U,Mi(),00n In IIiiiiUk
ditrltii; Mv Months.
Montpeller, Feb. 21. State Panic Com
missioner Frank C. Williams of Newport
has Issued an abstract of the reports of
conditions of the Vermont mutual saving'
banks nnd the savings banks and trust
companies at the close of business De
cember so and n comparison with the re
port at tho closo of business June 30 or .i
six months period.
The resources of tho r3 banks covered
by tho report aggregnto 'A.iB.M.io, di
vided as follows: Mortgages on Vermont
real estate, SlS.CIT.rA.i.'l; mortgages on
real estate elsewhere, S.",S,.ViO,r,2!.7o; loans
on personal security, S.TO.lfiDAl; loans on
collateral security, $3,313,7D5.; loans to
towns, villages and cities, $1,iiM,SIj.J1i
United Stntes munleip.il nnd rnllioad
bonds, Sin.Sn.WC.sr,; real estate, Including
bank buildings, Jr02.ll9.27; miscellaneous
nssets, $l,?,JI,x:il.l; ensh on hand and in
banks, $I,"',RM 32
Tlie liabilities agnreate jrift17.!,2Ci2 2.1
divided among the following Items; Cap
ital stock of trust companies, $l,70,0OO;
deposits of tlie M hanks $V,lSii,33"i.C9; sur
plus and pronto, t l.9W,599.iilj miscellane
ous liabilities, $V.33fi.M.
The total ini re,.s, in deposits for the six
months was Sj.TOI.sil.TS.
Accrued Interest is not computed In the
abstract 'jlvtn. The only Item showing
a der lease during the six months period
Is that of loans to towns, villages nnd
cities, whero there Is a decrease nf $135.
77S.1I. VERMONT NOTES.
.Mrs. Charlotte Kidder of 'lirattle
lioro lies recently appeared with great
success as a pianist In Hungary, Aus
tria and Russia.
Llndley A. Aerlll. a grain lealer of
Rarre, has filed a petition In bank
ruptcy, giving liabilities of $3l,0i1.;.21
and assets of J.'U.t.lC.Or,.
An involuntary petition hi bank
ruptcy has been filed against II. W.
Cbaso and Henry A. Carpenter of
Windsor. The claims of tho petition
ers nggregato ?(!C,3.
Alexander MacLurie died tlie other
day nt Rellows Falls from Injuries re
ceived when he was struck by a
board thrown.from n circular saw.
An intestine was ruptured.
Mr. and Mrs Samuel C. Trefren of Lyn
don celebrated their golden wedding ye.s
ti r day. Thc have lived there . II of their
married life, excepting two years. Their
seven children r.ru all living.
Since January 1, IMS, four hundred
rases of the measles have been reported
to the bealtn nllleer at Rutland. I it '
this number H I wi re reported in one
Henry Gouclier of Woodbury is dead
as the result of Injiiiies received nt the
Woodbury Granite company's quarry
whrn a stone weighing about four toru
sllppi d olf an ley car, pinning hlmlo thu
Joseph Nelson and John Cnriot, em
ployed by the People's Lighting, Heating
i.nd Power eompnny of Riiie, were ever
come bv gas Thursday while icp.ilr'ng a
leak. Tiny wire revived some hours
M"itltt Baker of Shrewsbury and Miss
Mary Wlncholl of Pawlet are held irr
$l!i0 ball each for the Murch term or Rut
land county couit, charged with n statu
During 1912 thu circulation of books ut
the Rutland library Increased l.f'M over
the previous year. Tho circulation fc'
the year was 02,1 lo
Hecnuse of the open winter opinion
dllters concerning the approaching sugar
season, Mime believing that the 1913 crop
will be up to the average and other s that
it will be small.
Sllns U. Roberts has given to the
Chelsea library S39 volumes, making a
tetnl of 9,5'o that he has presented, estab
lishing what Is bolieved to be a record for
library donations In Vermont.
Articles of Incorporation tune been tiled
by thn Northern New ICnglahd Conference
of Seventh Day Adventlsls, in the ortlcn
of the city clerk i.f Rutland. Tho con
fer rnco has power to acquire and bold In
trust church edltices nnd similar property.
Alleging that the defendant entered her
homo and smashed furniture. Rrlrtget
Rutler of Rutland has brought suit to
recover $.o0 damages fiom Georgo Smith
of Clnrendon. Dispute over a business
transaction Is said to have caused lbe
(. K. Ilurle.N, postmaster of .N'urtli
liar Hand, left home Uebrunry 1,1 and has
not been heard trom since. He Is 35 and
has a wife and three children, lie was
traced lo Northampton, Mnss. Ills busi
ness nft'olrs are said to be In a satis
Charles lCmmett Ransom, former deputy
sheriff for many yeuls and a membei of
tie legislature of lS'il. died of asthma
at his home in Castleton Thursday after
in illness of more than a year. Mr. Run-
snin was born In Castleton March 17.
1M2, and spent nil his life here. He was
a sotr of Justice II. Ransom and his
Matulfnther, Lemuel Ransom, was one of
the e.ulli'St settlers in the township. Mr.
Ransom was twin married, his second
Chilled and Wet feel result Irr congest.
Ing tho Interim! organs, and Inllaru.
motion of the kidneys and nladder, with
rheumatic twinges and pain In back, gen
erulb follow. Use Foley XldiTey Pills.
Tiicv au the best medicine for all dis
orders of the kidneys, for bladder Irregu
larities, and lor backache and rheuma
tism. They do not contain habit lot mint;
drugs Tonic In action, quick in results.
J. SV. O'rhillivan, 2t Church street. Adv.
Conduclnr S. L. Miller, Norfolk, Nebr.,
on Rnnrsteel Division or C. fr'N. W. Ry.
Co , recniiimciiils Foley Kidney Pills ana
ays- "I h.nc used Fole Kidney Pills
nith very satisfactory results nnd endorse
ibelr us. rei .iiy nUllc'ted with kid-
lie tumble Thc life Til ''III" j w
0'bulllnn, ; Chinch slrcci. Vd,
Morgan Horse Farm in Wey
bridge Inspected by Many
STOCK POINTS EXPLAINED
Extensive Breeding of U. S. Cav
airy Mounts Includes a Eusi
ncss Offer to Vev
J Middlebury, Feh. 22. The second
nnd last day's session of the Addison
I county farmers Institute was held
, yesterday nt the United States Morgan
j horse farm In Weybrldge. in splto
jot unfavorable weather conditions thn
uLienuance was eonsiuernoie more
than three hundred.
The Institutes are held un ler the
auspices of the bureau of animal In
dustry of the federal government, the
Addison County Agricultural soi lety,
Mlddleburv College, arid the agricul
tural deportment of the Unhersity of
Vermont. The audience was made up
largelv of the neighboring farmers
and their families with a sprinkling
of students from Mlddleburv College
and a delegation from the university.
The slgnitlcatit thing about these
gatherings l that thry constitute a
direct en-operation between tho fo 1
eral government and the farmers of
tho community remarkable char
acteristic of these gatherings thus fat
has been the unparalleled attendance
nnd Interest tbe have called forth.
The presiding genius nf the gather
ing was President John M. Thomas of
Middlebury College, while the person
on whom seemed to devolve tin- active
supervision of the work of explanation
nnd demonstration was George M.
Rommel, (hlef of the animal husban
dry division of thr United Stater de
partment of agriculture, unler whose
direct supervision the government
.Morgan farm is carried on.
It may have bei n fortunate that the
wet, sleet day and rntnlltlonx unfavor
able for sleighing kept manv away, for
those whp did come filled to overflowing
the great barn which served as an audi
ence room. There all day long tlie
farmers listened eagerly to lectures by
some of tlie foremost experts In the
country. Ann in eveiv instance com
peting with the voice of the speaker was
the neighing of stallions, the lowing of
cattle, th,. bleating of sheep or the music
by which chanticleer utters his pent-up
ANIMALS FOR ILLUSTRATIONS.
The animals were brought Into the room
so that as the lecturer proceeded he
might In many Instances demonstrate his
meaning. After each talk a number of
specimens or the particular animal under
discussion weie brought ill. blanks for
icglsterlng lodgments were distributed
:md those present vied with each other
In a Judging contest. The tlnal Judgment
was always given by the expert, who
took pains to explain on what points his
preferences were based and what was the
utility of encli point or of the charac
teristic of which It might be tlie nutwaid
Generous portions of coffee, sandwiches
nnd doughnuts provided uy the hosts of
the gathering served to tide over the
luncheon hour. At this time the farmers
might be seen gathered in groups around
the visiting experts asking questions or
taking part In general discussions. Their
eagerness to absorb new knowledge was
remarkable. Mr. Rommel said treat
nowhere In bis experience In other parts
of the country had he met with such eager
response or seen the people turn out In
such numbers i in conservative Ver
mont. In the course or the day Mr. Rommel
made announcement or the recent de
termination of the government to go ex
tensively Into the breeding of cavalry
horses in Vermont. New Hampshire, Vlr
ilnia, Kmtucky and Tennessee. A part
of this plan took the fonn or a delinlto
business olfei to the fnrmeis of Vermont,
The government intends to equip this
farm with stud horses of tlie best quality.
The fur mcits may have the benetit of
breeding from these noises with no service
fee charged. The only condition attach
1 to this service is an option in the gov
ernment to buy the grown-up off-spring
for Jl."ii) and een this option can bo
avoided nt nnv time by the payment of
a reasonable service tee.
FARM IMNULY F.QUIPPED
Tho farm, which was given to the gov
ernment by the Hon. Joseph Rattell, con
sists of about 111 aeies of bealtlful roll
ing Vermont country with about 20 build
lugs on it. all in hue condition and well
equipped. There are on thr farm about
,ft horses, Including eiglrt or tel. of the
finest .Morgan stallions anywhere to be
found. There Is also n Hock of very fine
southdown sheep and vnrlou- farm live
stock. Most famous among the horses is
the fine stallion General Gates which the
government bought of Mr. Rattell for
SI, Mo. Rut Red Oak, liennlngtoii and
Dewey and others are about as near per
feet as horse llesh can come. These are
all above the present Morgan size aver
age, and the effort of the government's
lu eed. rs Is to breed the Morgan back to
tlie size of the early specimens or the
tribe, if this can he done without losing
any of the Morgan characteristics.
"Feeding Sllnge lo Dorses u. Illus
trated" on the United States Morgan
Horse farm was discussed by Mr. Rom
mel. Ho stated that this method of feed
Ing had been adopted In order to lessen
the cost of winter reeding. The plnti was
giving satisfactory results both from tho
standpoint of economy nnd that of the
health of the animals. lieglniilug with
live pounds of corn silage dally, the
amount was gradually Increased until
each horse was receiving 21 pounds, In
addition to 10 pounds of hay and one
pound of Unseed meal. Horse owners
were cautioned not to feed horses any
llage that had hegiln to mold since ono
kind of mold had been found to hn fatal
RDM.MIR, JUDC.KS MORGANS.
Mr. Rommel then conducted a Judging
demonstration of Mirgan horses Using
for Illustration one of ilir jplendld Mnr
can suilious nt ihe govr-junrnt frm, hr
pointed out th- special fejiurrs tint
have made the breed inuioiis He charn-c-
I "I' MoiS.ltl as X b , lUUS. ell
fcbou legs. The dcsirnblo tvne of animal
has n long sloping shoulder, round barrel,
short coupling and long hip. Tho slzo
ranges from 800 to 1,'M) pound.' th. larger
animal being preferred.
G. Arthur Uell, who has ehaiiee or r e tl
flcatlon of pedigrees of Imported n ei d lit;
animals In the animal husbandr d..isioit
of the United States department of unrl
culture, next gave a shoit tulk prelimi
nary to n Judging demonstration of Ayr
shire cattle He said that the points to
be noted in picking daliy cattlo mo thoso
which Iridlcatu the likelihood of KteuU:t
nnd most consistent milk produi tlon. TU'i
general Characteristic to be looked to llrKt
Is conformation, the d.ili typo lather
than the beefy type must bo selected. Tho
main things to be Judged of are constitu
tion, cupaclty, nervouG temperament ami
ability to produce. Mr. Pell proceeded to
explain In detail by what indications:
tho presence or absenc, of these quaii i
catlons might bo leterniliir.il Through
out hl.s tulk he Illustrated each point oy
reference to an Ayrshire cow whkh posed
somewhat rcstlvclyjHiGforr the audience
Four Ayrshire cows were next btoupi t
in and thu audience wire asked to Judo
thorn and hand In signed slips contain! t
SHKI3P AND HENS DISf USSF.D
After dinner K. 1,. Shaw, In charge t
the sheep and goat Investigations of tl a
government's animal husbandrv die isle ,
gave a practical talk abo,il i.ith'lovn
sheep nnd sheep Judging lb rrc ae t
his talk with a llttlo sovjud udV e iO t
tlie docking of lumbs. Mr S'ljcv tr I
to ese docking Irons bei ause ft e p.v-
blll'y of loss from bleeding la obvlat I
by so doing. Tho best time is wh n t t
Ininbs are fiom one to two cap old In
the judging of sheep the i ' e alone w, 1
not guff ire, for the Ibece ma In .so clippi I
as to disguise the conformation. In jud, -ing
sheep It Is uocessarv to feel t e ru -mill
user with the hand Markings, eo, -formation,
size, color, lb.ee. ml mist 1
taken into account to determine 'le type
and conformity to type is thu Imoortnrt
A sheep-Judging eonti st was then car
iid on hitweci, those present Southdown
sheep were used, because In the oplnl&n
of the government experts, this breed on
aeiOirnt of Its hardiness and combination
of Meeer nnd mutton qualities best suHs
the needs ol' the Vermont farmer
Standing before cages containing a nur -her
or valuable birds specially sent i
from Washington tiairx M Lamon, wlo
has charge ,r the government - poiltr.
InveMlntloii explained to thoe preset t
the fine points r,r Judgin-- and hrcrdl
hens. He explained that i w ik c mstl -tion
In a hen Is shown by a green e' ,
snake head, silt vlng, smaller lefB or i
t'ndeney to innpe. He a!d tbr ma n ri
son liens do not lay In th- winter s thnt
tiny were not hatclird inr nn ti
.'it dn full maturity by i ill
OF CHINA DEAD
Whs Chosen from 1M0 Candirlntes
to J'.peoine "Wife of tV
Peking. Feb 22.-Ve Ho N.i L. c,m
press dowager of China, died u.t, . o)
o'clock this morning. She was the wldc.v
or Hnip u-o.- Kwanpsu win, died Novel x
ber 13. 10 5
The Umpress had been ill enly a few
days. The actual cnuse of ber death is
unknown, but it Is said symptoms of her
aliment resembled appendicitis. She win
nttended only by a Chinese doctor
Tin' former Imperial family was about
to .remove to the Inner portion ef tl i
Forbidden Citv In order to make p m t r
the government in the eastern pert nn
Ye Ho Na La was a daughter of Kwl
Siang, a M.mehu general. She nui
Heel Urnperor Kwangsu in IS1 .Mi'
was ts years old and the niece of t it
niece of the late Fmpres- f ' wag r
Tsu Hsl, who nlw,ij had hntnpe -ed
the Hmperor Kwnngsu with slavish,
attentions, made the most Important
event in his life the choosing of his
bride. As a preliminary sho plcke I
out about 200 candidates and set t
members of the board of rites to work
Inquiring Into the horoscope of every
one of them. When these 'officers
who Inquire into heaven" had select
ed about a dozen llkelv candidates
from the lot, 'Isu Hsl had them come
and live at tho palace until by her
observation of their characters t
llrst hand she could pick out the most
fitting one. The final choice foil up
on YeHo Na La The marriage cere
mony whs perfeirmed "vlth great ponm
With the ileiuhs of her husband and tho
Dowager ICmpress Tsu Hsl within tw i
day of co b other in l&os, y, Ho Na
La became Dowager Umpreps. With t'
accession of the baby Rtrpcror Pu v
a son of Prince Chun, nild i.ie common
nienl of the reform movement wh'"h r
suited finally In China biiomin i repn
lie, Ye Ho Na Ii never bad tb sr
III government thr.t fell to le bv r ' -prcdicessois.
Ye Ho N'a La abdicated I'ebreare
of last yeujwith the Emperor Pit
nnd the other member- nf tie Man' h
RUMORS op sriCIDF niSPROVrt"
Peking, Felt 22. Mrs W J Cal
noun, wife or tho American mirilst' r
to China, visited the Dowager Kin
press February 14. Sin was slightlv
ailing their. It appears that the Dow
ager recently showed symptoms o
oedema with occasional periods or. n
acute Illness resembling njipcndlclti
The government considering the Dov
nger's condition serious telegraphed
for the Uniperor's guard, .it;, w hn 5
rived In Peking Friday nioru'ng
Friday afternoon the Dowigei be.
came seriously ill. At one oMocl.
tills morning she became' diluJ us.
At two o'clock she was uncunv lor
and elled peacefully at 2 ,!0 o'clock.
There are rumors that the. 1 w i,c
committed suicide nwlnr- to tie Uiu uiiii)
tiansfei- of the Imperial f.rniij to t u
we -tern portion of the' Forniudcn city
in order to give ni'diminodations to the
government In the eastern q utter, but
while the preparations for thr departure
appear to have excited tie Dow .per sIm
showed a happy willingness to hand i
the eastern palace to the goveriiMicnl
This originally was her proposal and the
circumstances si em entlre'v to disprove
tin thcoi of suicide
FLAMES DESTROY BARNS.
Livestock .siued but SI. .lolinliiir.v
Mini l.oes 'liieli liny.
St. Jolinsbury. IVb. 23 Fre thu
Is supposed to have started when a
lantern exploded destroyed two I
tilled with hay on the faim o
Hunt in the Spauldhig n u i
about four miles from
early to-night A large
lm was destroyed but in. , . i
was saved Neighbors sip eri )p . j
saving the house Thr loss s r
I rr Ii 1 i'i I ,1V, lltiil i ti i ,
ered bv insurance.