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NINTH YEAR, NO. 2G98
BENNINGTON, VTM MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1912
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Scene from "Alma" at the Bennington
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fNO MYSTERY INTHE
KILLING OF "BIG
Police Claim Murder Was Ac
of Personal Revenge.
WHITMAN IS NOT SO SURE
District Attorney Believes that Shoot
ing of Important Witness Was
More than Coincidence.
New York. Oct. 7. Deputy Police
Commissicner Dougherty declared
last night that he was satisfied the
motive for the murder of "Big Jack"
Zelig by "Red Phil" Davidson Satur
day night was not to seal Zelig's Hps
against Becker. After questioning
Davidson for several hours yesterday
and investigating events leading up
to the killing of Zelig, the deputy com
missioner said he was Inclined to cred
It Davidson's story that he killed Ze
lig in revenge because the latter had
robbed him of money.
Though the tragedy occurred al
most on the eve of the Becker trial
and Zelig had been subpoenaed as a
wiliiess, the authorities are inclined
to the opinion that the "gunman's"
death with relation to the Rosethal
murder and notice graft was merely
a coincidence. "Lefty Louie," "Gyp
the Blood" and other gunmen who
are awaiting trial for the murder of
Rosenthal ridiculed Davidson's story
when seen in their cells last nfght
and insisted that Zelig's taking off
was planned and the plot executed to
prevent his appearance at Becker's
It was reported that "Bald Jack"
Rose who w ill be a state witness
against Becker, had warned District
Attorney Whitman that Zelig never
would live to testify against the pol
ice. District Attorney Whitman last
night, though admitting that no proof
had yet been found to indicate that
Zelig's death was the result of a con
spiracy, was inclined to regard the
murder as "more than a coincidence."
The prosecutor insisted that he bad
fiubpoeaned Zelig as a witness in the
Becker trial and said he had expected
hia testimony to have an Important
bearing on the case.
He added, however, that he bad
other witnesses who knew the facts
he had planned to reveal through Ze
lig. The prosecutor further stated
that Zelig's death would mean that
Detectives White and Steinert would
not be brought to trial on perjury
charges. These detectives were al
leged to have "framed" Zelig for car
rying a revolver and later, according
to statements before the grand Jury,
former Lieut Becker dropped the case
against Zelig after Zelig had aided In
rounding up the gang who shot Ros
enthal. LYNCHING PARTY WIN AUTO RACE
Georgia Negro Taken From Sheriff
and Hanged. Near Ogelthorpe
Augusto, . Cia., Oct. 7. A race be
tween a sheriff with a uegro in an au
tomobile and enraged citizens in a
dozen or so machines ended Saturday
when the mob overtook the sheriff's
machine near Ogelthorpe, (la., and
quickly lynched the negro. The sher
iff took to flight only when he feared
the jail at Americus would be storm
ed by a large mob. The negro, Yar
brough, attacked a 12 years-old girl
Saturday. Her screams soon brought
assistance and he fled.
Yarbrough hid under a railroad
bridge where he was captured soon
after. He was placed in jail and a
crowd surrounded the building. When
the situation was most tense, the
sheriff slipped the prisoner out a rear
door to a waiting automobile. This
move was detected and soon all avail
able automobiles were used In the
pursuit. The mob got the prisoner
near a bridge, quickly tied a rope
around his neck, dropped him over
he bridge and riddled his body with
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Opera House , Wednesday, October I.
HERE OCT. 24
To Hold Hearing on Accident
of September 7
SESSIONS AT PUTNAM HOUSE
Public Investigation In the Morning
and Hearing of Citizens' Petition
in the Afternoon.
State's Attorney W. J. Meagher re
ceived notice from the public service
commission this morning to the effect
that the public hearing relating to the
collision south of the Rutland railroad
yard In this village on the evening of
September 7, would be held at the
Putnam house Wednesday morning,
Octover 23, at 9 o'clock.
The trains Involved In the accident
were the milk train over the Rutland
road between Alburg and New York
city, by the way of Chatham, and the
regular passenger train leaving this
village for North Bennington at 7:45
p. m. The engineer and the fireman
of the passenger train were instantly
killed, the engineer of the milk train
was fataly hurt and over a dozen
trainmen and passengers were Injur
ed. On the Friday evening following
the accident a public meeting was
held at the county court house to pro
test against certain features of the
management of the local freight yard
and station and a committee, of which
Daniel A. Guiltinan is chairman, was
instructed to draft and forward to the
public service commission resolutions
embodying certain changes. The re
ceipt of these resolutions from Mr.
Guiltinan has been acknowledged and
in a list of hearings senj 0,lt y the
clerk of the commission is the follow
ing: October 23. 2 p. m., at the Putnam
house; hearing on petition of citizens
of Bfrmiitgion vs. Rutland Railroad
Company and the-Vermont Company,
praying that the Commission Issue
an order relating to the protection of
certain grade crossings in the village
of Bennington, the formation of pas
senger trains running between Ben
nington and North Bennington, and
that a night operator be kept at the
CAR STABS OWNER TO DEATH
Toronto Merchant Victim of Singular
Accident In Automobile
Schenectady, N. Y., Oct. 6. George
Baguely, a merchant of Toronto, Can
ada, was killed about Ave miles west
of this city this afternoon while en
route in his automobile from New
York to his home in Toronto. Mr.
Baguely, whe was driving, accom
panied by his chauffer, S. Hogg, had
turned out to pass another automo
bile when he ran into a nit at the side
of the road. He lost control of bis
car which went down the 15-foot em
bankment, struck a pile of stone and
turned turtle, throwing the chauffer
clear of the car, but pinning Mr. Bag
uely underneath. When Dasstng mo-
! torlsts had assisted the chauffer to
lift the car off the body of Mr. Bag
uely, It was found that the top sup
porting arm at the side of the peat
; had penetrated his back, causing In
i stant death. The chauffer claims that
1 at the time of the accident the car
; was traveling at a speed of 25 miles
an hour. The chauffeur was not even
'BARGAINS IN WEARING APPAREL
At the Manufacturer's Outlet Sale in
the Walker Building. .
H. II. Levin, the well-known buyer
of large stocks, has Just heard from
his assistant buyer In New York that
he has purchased for Mr. Levin a
manufacturer's stock of high-grade
clothing for men women and children,
at a tremendous sacrifice. As the
stock Is too large for his Library
tmllding store Mr. Levin, who has re
cently rented the store In the Walker
building, next door to the Bennington
Candy Kitchen, will move the stock
Into the Walker building store. The
sale will begin In a few days. Take
It from us, there will be something
going in the line of bargain giving.
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FAIL TO THEIR
Big Touring Car Takes a Drop
of Seventy-Five Feet.
CRASHED THROUGH RAILING
Party. Had .Spent Saturday Night
Visiting Philadelphia Saloons
Philadelphia, Oct. 7. Nine young
men lost their lives early yesterday,
when an automobile In which they
were joy riding crashed through the
railing on the side of the new Thirty-
thlrd-streot boulevard at Master street
and fell into a coal yard 75 feet below
The machine, a big touring car, turn
ed turtle in the descent, and the occu
pants were found crushed and mang
led In the hood of the machine. The
body of the car was smashed to splin
The dead are: Robert A. Boyd. 27,
Gordon H. Miller, 21, William M. Law
rence, 25, Edgar M. Shaw, 19. Thomas
Novin, 18, Daniel J. Wilkes, 25, Jesse
Holmes, 23, Ernest Schofield, 27, and
Robert Geisel, 22,. All were from
Philadelphia. Edgar M. Shaw, 19, a
son of James Shaw, a lumber mer
chant, who owned the car, was taking
a party of his friends home after an
evening spent in various cafes and
saloons. Nine young men were in the
machine, and six others were In a
smaller automobile when the party
came at terrific speed down Thirty
third street. In turning to avoid the
smaller machine, which was In the
lead, Charles L. Spayd. who was driv
ing an automobile in the opposite di
rection, collided with the rear wh?el
of the Shaw machine.
The heavily-loaded car swerved and
crashed through the iron railing of
the bridge and fell into the coal yard
below. When those in the other ma
chines had made their way to the coal
yard, only one occupant of the ill-fated
car showed any sign of life, and
he died shortly after being removed
to a hospital.
CAPT. F. W. COOK
Veteran of the Civil War Died Satur
day Evening In Manchester.
Manchester Center, Oct. 6. Capt.
F. W. Cook, a prominent resident of
this village, died at his home at eight
o'clock last evening at the age of 73
years. Mr. Cook had been a confirm
ed Invalid for the past two years, be
ing confined to his bed much of the
time. Mr. Cook has served his town
as representative and had held many
town otlices, having served as lister
for more than twenty years In succes
sion, lis was born In Manchester and
bad lived all of his life here.
Mr. Cook enlisted in Company G
of the First ermont Cavalry on Sept
30, 1861 and served throughout the
Civil War. He became First Lieute
nant in June 1864 and was promoted
to Captain in March 1SG5. which rank
he held when he whs mustered out
on June 24,. lStio.
The deceased is survived by bis sec
ond wife, one son, H. 1. Cook, of
Princeton, N. J., one sister, Mrs. W,
H. Benedict and one brother, Mr. Mil
lard F. Cook, of this town. The fu
neral service will be at the house on
Wednesday at two o'clock and inter
ment will be in the Center Cemetery.
MANCHESTER'S NEW BRIDGE.
Change in Program for Dedication on
Manchester Center, Oct. 7. The
Committee in charge of the dedica
tion of the new bridge received a tel
egram from Chas. W. Gates, State
Road Commissioner, yesterday In
which he stated that he would be un
able to be present at two-thirty on
Tuesday for the celebration. Mr Wins
low will be asked to make his talk
cover some of the points which Mr.
Gates would have taken up. The
three tableaux will be typical of the
Past, the Present and the Future, as
taken up In the speeches. Miss Sarah
N. Cleghorn has composed a song of
three verses which will be used for
the closing number of the program
PRESIDENT AT MANCHESTER.
Will Be the Guest of Robert T. L!n
coin at Summer Home.
Manchester Centre. tVt. 7- lrui
dtnt Taft is due" to reafh Manchester
Mr arternoun and will he the mirst
ovr night of Hon. Rooort T. Lincoln
ii is understood that the President
will tc m-i here TueM'av niornini: hv
inpmlior of the State Cn:u.iitiee who
will siTo:.ii.any him on hi trli.
through tin. btate The local renulli-
enn c nn idee are t inlciiviM iii tc ar
range lor at leant a brief -iililifm
i-iilier im.c 'nis afternoon oi this ecn
ir.K It lit also lwiiew-: il:.i th 1'i-ph.
Idoiit i.ny find time to iry a b'i ( his
favorite t.: me of rp-. r,l KRuanok
Vi untrj v" 1 tb.
Probabilities For This Section
The Next 24 Hour.
For eastern Nov Ynrlr ami m-tm
Vermont, generally fair and cooler to
nieht and Tuegriar Hfoni Inrronih.
cloudiness Tuesday in extreme south
Inventory Ycur Invettiments
for the lat twenty years at cot anj
present market value, then compare
results with our guaranteed contracts
turn also furnish Insurance alt t'.e
time National Life Ins. Co, of VI.
(Mutual I. Karl S
Agent, Mead Building, Rutland. Vt.
SENTENCED TO AT
LEAST 24 YEARS
Joseph Charbonneau Arraigned
in Court This Morning.
CRIME DETAILS SHOCKING
States Attorney Meagher Asked that
Man Be Given the Full Limit
of 40 Years.
Joseph Charbonneau, aged 44, a na
tive of Ausable Forks, N. Y., and by
trade a cotton spinner, was this morn
lng sentenced to not more than 30 or
less than 24 years In the state prison
at Windsor for rape.
Charbonneau's victims were two lit
tle daughters of Alfred Gagne of No.
Pownal, aged 10 and 8 years. After
the commission of the crimes Char
bonneau was chased Into New York
state by Deputy Sheriff Frank A. Wil
son of Pownal, captured and lodged
In municipal court this morning Dr.
E. E. Potter who attended the child
ren, related facts that had come un
der his observation while attending
the children and in view of the shock
ing details, State's Attorney W. J.
Meagher asked that the' respondent
be given the limit sentence ot 20
years in each case.
When sentenced Charbonneau said
that he was drunk at the time. and
could not remember anything that
happened. He was brought Into court
on informations filed by the state's
MAYBE PLANTS CAN WINK.
A Learned Botanic Expert Say They
All Have Eyes.
After long experimenting and study
Professor Gottlieb Haberlandt of the
Botanic institute of Grati, In Styrla,
declares that plants, the word taken,
In its w idest sense and Including trees,
The professor says that he, has suC'
ceeded through photography and the
use of the microscope in reproducing
the Images reflected on the visual or
gans of plant. The linages included
objects at different distances and even
persons and houses.' Plants may, be
says, be classed with the inferior ant
mala In this respect. Ills observations
have been confirmed by Dr. Nuttall
and Dr. Hnrold Wagner.
We are still so ignorant of animal.
plant and Insect life (because we do
.ot understand tbelr language) that we
fancy the plant, like the Insect, Is not
conscious of whnt It sees, but that 1
probably a discovery for the future
At present we are forced to accept the
theory thnt they are not conscious.
But that they do see Professor Tla
borlnndt says he has satisfactorily
proved. lie has found the same ml
nute eye such as belongs to bees and
other Insects In sycamore leaves. In
the sugar niale and In the Peruvian
acanthus. The eyes of plants appear
different from the eyes of Insects lu
that they have no coloring matter,
though this Is not yet determined.
The professor Is continuing bis ex
pertinents, and he experts to make fur
ther Interesting and surprising an
nouncements. He says that the fact
that plants and trees have eyes Is tin
doubtedly a proof that all natural life
is linked lu one long chain. Chicago
TO IMPROVE THE CLIMATE.
Russia's Daring Scheme to Divert the
Flow of Siberian Rivers.
A daring scheme Is proposed to Ru'
sla for altering the flow of waters on
so vast a scale that even meteorolog
ical and climatic conditions may be
Improved. Agricultural Interests In tb9
eastern and southern provinces suffer
severely from the frequent droughts
which are ascrllied partly to extensive
deforestation and partly to the pro
gressive drying up of western Asia.
The idea has Iteen coucelved of dl
verting the flow of certain Siberian
rivers from the north to the south so
thnt their waters would eventually
find their way Into thos great Inland
seas, the Crnl and the Caspian. Aa
the surface of thene would he thereby
doubled or even quadrupled. thcr
would le a great Increase In the at
mospherio moisture and consequent
precipitation of the surrounding coun
try, as well as Inrger available sup
plies for Irrigation where desirable.
This diversion of flow Is to be ac
complished by building dams across
the Obi and ToN.I rivers at point
where tbelr banks are exceptionally
high. When the water would rpflch
the top f the lisnks It wonld stand at
far higher level than the Caspian,
and considerably aUive the TraL It
wonld then only be necessary to cnt
a short caual through the divide which
separates the northern flowlnc from
the southern flowing rivers of west
ern AM to direct the fructifying wa
ters of tho--e mlchty streams toward
the two great lakes Instead of allow
ing them to be lost In the Arctic ocean.
"Tom aatd that when we were mar
ried yvm wotiKJ refnse ro nothtcg."
"Til be etin more geoerooa. IH not
reo rfne yo sotoing I'll girt It to
ACCIDENT IN BANNER OFFICE
Because of an accident sustained
late Saturday afternoon by one of the
linotype operators of the Evening Ban
ner force, Miss Ida Livingston,1 the
paper goes to press today with small
er amount of live news than usual.
Miss Livingston's injury is not seri
ous, a severe cm on one finger, and
it is expected that she will be at her
post again before the end of the week.
LECTURE ON BIRD SONGS.
Interesting Talk by Mr. Mathews at
F. Schuyler Mathews of the botani
cal department of Harvard Universi
ty, gave an Interesting talk at the
first regular meeting of the Fortnight
ly for this season, Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Matheva, who is an artist and
a musician as well as an artist and
authority on bird songs and illustrat
ed his lecture with a large number of
bird paintings, which had been exe
cuted by himself. Mr. Mathews Is es
pecially gifted, being able to distin
guish a bird by its song. He showed
how all bird songs follow the primi
tive scale and played several passa
ges from Beethoven, Wagner and
other old masters and compared theiu
with certain bird songs. He also Im
itated the whistles and calls of the
feathered songsters in a remarkably
His remarks were intensely Inter
esting and were made In a humorous
and charming manner, adding to the
entertainment of his absorbing sub
jecL There was a large attendance
of club members and guests, who
gave enthusiastic attention to the lec
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BENNINGTON WON 12, TO 0.
Defeated Amateur of North Adams
In Well-Played Game: .
TheBennlngton football team de
feated the Amateurs of North Adams
In a well-played game at Morgan park
Saturday afternoon. The Vennontera
showed considerable Improvement In
their play over the game of a week
ago with the Braytons. . The home
team worked the forward pass sev
eral times with more than usual suc
cess. The Be"nnington line-up.
Hackett Murphy,, le.; Ryan, It.; .
Cummings, Welsh, lg.; Costello, Hoi
lister, c; Talbot, rg.; Nash, rt.; A.
Denly, re.; Pellerin, qb.; Paulson, lhb
R. Denley, Coyne, rhb.; Dow, fb.
Touchdowns, Paulson, R. Denly;
referee, Frank E. Battles.
BERNHARDT at POPULAR PRICES
Great Star May Be Seen For First
Time at Moderate Cost.
On all of Sarah Bernhardt'a person
al tours of America it has been an ex
tremely costly matter for theatre
goers to witness her performances.
The greatest actress of the world baa
appeared to an increased scale of-pri-
ces at every theatre w ereh Bhes pm
ces at every theatre where she played
The famous Btar may now, however,
be seen at moderate prices for the
first time In this country. When the
remarkable motion pictures of Ma
dame Bernhardt In "Camille" are pre
sented in this ciiy next Tuesday at
the Library theatre, local theatre
goers will have an opportunity of see
ing superb artiste at about one-tenth
of the price of admission charged on
all of her visits.
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