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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1909.
REAR ADMIRAL CONVERSE DEAD Although Retired Years Ago He Remained in Active Service Till Death. WAS NATIYE OF VERMONT W'n President of (ho Hoard of Con struction of Mir Xnv W'a large ly Identified hIIIi Development of TorpetliiFM nnil Torpedo limits Sick Few Days. Washington, March 10. Hour Admiral George A. Com el se illoil lit his Jiome here to-night, of urncmlc poisoning. Although placed on tho retired list several years ago, ho was In active service nt the time of his death, being president of the board of construction of the navy. lie was con fined to his home only u few days before Ids death. It was tinder him as chief of the bureau of navigation, that the battleship Heel of sixteen vcs-sols which recently circled the globe, was assembled. Ire vlous to lids 1 ; w'ns head of the bureau of ordnance. Ills service to the navy was largely identified with torpedoes and torpedo boats. While he was inspector of unlimited at the naval torpedo station, Newport, It. 1., smokeless powder was introduced Into the navy. His wife who was Miss Mood of New York nnd his two unmarried dauRbteYs, were with him when bo died. Two mar ried duutrhtert, survive. George Albert Converse was born In Norwich on May 13, ISM, the son of Sbubaol and I.uvla (Moirlll) Converse. He attended the Norwich public schools from JST.S to lfr.9 and was graduated from Nor wich Unlvctsity in 1V11. He graduated from tho 1'nlted Stales Naval Academy in '!"i and was married In Pocemler, 1S71, to l.uur.i Shelby I Hood of New York. He served on the tteam sloop Canandalgua of tha European squadron, ISfij-7; wi's promoted ensign on Decemlier 1, IMG; master on March 12, ivr.s; lieutenant on March 16, 1.SG9; lieutenant commander cn July 12, commander on March '.53, lS.i: captain on Mirch 3. 1W, and roar admiral on November S. 1001. Ho was In, the torpedo service from lS-72; on Aslastic station 1S72-I; served on U, P. S. Marlon. H77-S, Lancaster, 1S5S-1; com manded Enterprise, 1W0-1: on bureau of ordnance, 1101-2; In rhargo of torpedo tlatlon, l?P3-7; commander U. S. S. Mnt i;omery, cruiser, North Atlantic squadron, JS.17-9: in bureau of navigation. IVid-1001: commander battleship Illinois, 1001-03 chief of bureau of equipment, 10-13-4: chief of bureau of ordnance, March IS to August 1. 1001; and chief of bureau of navigation since August 1, 1004. FOR BETTER ENGLISH NAVY Admiral IJeroifnrd Mny Take n Hand in Kncllsh rolldes. London, March 30. There is strong prospect that tho plcturcsquo and pop ular figure of Admiral Lord Chas. rjor esford will be seen Immediately In tho thick of the, political struggle tlrowing fresh fuel on tho naval agi tation. England's foremost admiral has always lv en out spoken concerning his views nnd desires, nnd, since his return to London after having been reliewd of the command of the chan nel fleet, he baa talked freely with his friends, declaring that he would do all in his power to stir up tho country to insist upon n large, and particularly a more efficient navy. Lord Charles had a long discussion on naval affairs with Premier Asqulth to day, the result of which will largely determine his course. Ho regards the r.V rtage of reserve stores as the chief present weakness of the navy although the state of repair of the smaller craft Is most unsatisfactory to him, while, on the other hand, ho considers the fight ing efficiency of the big ships splen did. For the defects, Lord Charles blames the economical policy of tho cabinet ministers, particularly tho chancellor of the exchequer, David Lloyd George, whom he designates as n "little navy" man, and whoso Interests ho declares "are chiefly old ago pensions and other domestic projects." Tho debate in tho House of Commons yesterday appears almost to have flat tened tho littlo navy party. Newspapers which hr.vo heretofore been Its strong i t organs, now say that it is impossi ble for tho count! y to run the smallest risk of being overtaken by Germany In 1 ie construction of battleships. Thero n-e r.ood reasons for believing that tho bluet has already decided to build e pht Dreadnoughts, and has notified tho H.lnbuilders of the Intention to lay dnvi the second four within tho fiscal year. NIGHT RIDERS' THREATS. Threaten I'mirciitinit Attorney In Kentucky rvllh Drnlb. I'aducah, Ky March 30.County At torney Krone of Lyon county, who dis missed last week tho militia doing duty around Kthlyvllle, was visited Saturday night by a delegation representing the night riders, who informed Mr. Krone that unless he recommended a dismissal of tho prosecution and the settlement of damage suits in different courts, his life would pay the forfeit. Last night a meeting wns held In Mr, Krone's office, nt Kddyvllle, nnd as u in sult 20 citizens nro standing guard, day u ml night, around the littlo town. ....LOW.... Colonist Fares TO PACIFIC COAST March and April VIA CANADIAN PACIFIC RT. Our modern Tourist Cars ore un qualod for comfort and convenience. It will give us pleasure to quote rates to any point West and to send our descriptive booklets on applica tion. Whon wiitltib' Give proposed destination. Round trip first class tickets on salo all the yea,-. F. It. PKMIY, Plsl. I'nN.. A Cnn, Pne. IX'y. 362 Wnahlnittun St., Uo.toa. made no DUN TO CHICAGO Frank L. Vanderlip of New York Tried to Reach Hin Mother before She Died. 15 HOURS AND 58 MINUTES Spcolnl Train Unit Planned 4o Cover (he Dlstnnoe In 18 Honrs The ltnnker Itrneliril Chicago 2$ Minnie nftrr Ills Mother Hnrt Passed Am ay. Chicago, March 2.'. Frank T. Vnndee lip, president of tho Natlonnt City bank of New York, broke nil American rail road records to-day, nccordlne to tho statement made by New York Central railroad ofllclals, in an effort to reach the bednldn of his dying mother. Ho lost tho nice with deatn Ty IS minutes Mr. Vundetilp In a special train covered tho distance from New York to Knglo wood station, Chicago, In 15 hours and fs minutes and when he leaped from the train he was met with tho announce mr.it that bis mother, Mrs. Charlotte l Vanderlip, had died at 2:30. Shortly be fore lost midnight, Mr. Vanderlip In New Yotk received word from Chicago that his mother was near death. Ho Immedi ately oidcred the New York Ccntr.il llr.es to supply him with tho fastest spe elal tialn at its command. The company lad n train ready to leave New YorK at midnight, eastern time. Tho train consisted of four coaches nnd a powerful locomotive. The trainmen were the only p rsons carried besides Mr. Vanderlip but It wns necessary to add tho extra coach In order to give tho train the proper weight for high speed. Mr. Van ('erllp's train was given the right of way over all other trains. Tho trainmen expected to cover tho distance In IS hours. The special left New York at midnight. The run to Ruft'nlo, 4 50 miles, wns covered In 30!) minute, which included a three-mln uto stop for a change of locomotives. The time of arriving at Huffalo was f!:39 a. m. This was a wonderful per formance, but Mr. Vanderlip was cry ing for more speed, as he had received discouraging word from the bedside of his mother The run from Huffalo to Cleveland, IS." m 1 1 o s , was covered In ICS minute", L'lkhnrt, Ind.. war. reached at 1:23 p m., making the 133 miles from Toledo in 120 minutes. Knglewood was reached at 2:5S, the last 05 miles be Ing- eaten up in 02 minutes. After Mr. Vandeillp left Iho train nt Englewood, which was the nearest sta tion to his mother's home, the train con tinued on to the LaSalle street station, nnd arrived there at 3:07, making the total tlmo IS hours nnd seven minutes. Mrs. Vanderlip was !S years old. Sho had boon 111 for some time, but It was not thought sho was In any danger of death until last night. ROOSEVELT NOT ATTACKED Humor I'oilt Ivrly Denied sienmrr Touched nt I'nntn Dclgndn Tiicn dny nnd Hnnsevvlt nit en nn Ovndon. Ponta Delgada, Island of Sao Miguel, tho Azores, March .",0 Tho steamship Hamburg with ex-President Theodore Roosevelt abonrd, arrived here unex pectedly nt S o'clock this morning. The vessel topped briefly to give Mr. Roose velt nn opportunity to see the scenery of the Island with its springs nnd gar dens. There was great excitement among tho people all of whom were eager to obtain a glimpse of Mr. Roosevelt. While the Hamburg was at Horta a sensational rumor to tho effect that a steerage passenger had attempted to as sault Mr. Roosevelt was circulated. Your correspondent Is able to state positively that no such Incident occurred. Mr. Roosevelt came ashore at 10 o'clock in the morning. A largo crowd n-emblcd at the dork nnd gave him an ovation. Ho was greeted by Kd- ward A. Greevey and William W. NIcholls, respectively the American consul and vice consul nt St. Michaels, with whom he drove around Ponta Delgatla In nn nutomobllo. In this trip Mr. Roosevelt wns neoompanied by thn members of his party Tho Hamburg steamed out of Pnnta Relcada at half past eleven this morn It.g. Her next stopping place is Gib raltar, where she is duo Thursday, In his drlvo nround Horta yesterday Mr. Roosevelt was accompanied by Moy ses Renarus, the American consul, A largo crowd had assembled at the wharf while Mr. Roosevelt was viewing the y and when he returned to the docks to go out to the Hnmburg he was given an enthusiastic send off by tho English, German and Portuguese residents of Horta. He returned to the steamer in Hit) consul's boat. While nt Horta the other members of '.he Roosevelt party went on a shooting expedition and got 16 birds of live dif ferent species. TO PROSECUTE STANDARD. (inrerniuetit Not nii'conrnivoil by ixc cl.luno of judge Amlrriuii. Chicago, ill., March )-Wade H. Kills, assistant to the attorney general of the United States, who Is here to confer with District Attorney Kims in regard to pending federal prosecutions, to-night said that the government would go ahead with thet prosecution of every In dictment against the Standard Oil com pany. "Judge Anderson's decision In tho care against the Standard Oil company of Indiana will hnvo no benrlng on the ( ther cases," said he, "except as It may have established precedents to cover r.ifes that may como up." Mr. Kills said that silence would be the watchword of the new administra tion's "trust butting" effoits, JOSEPH RIVERS CAUGHT. Wanted In Windsor on Charge of Kid nnppluir Young Ctrl. Montreal. March ,30. Joseph Rivers of Windsor, Vt was arrested to-day at Chambly Canton, Que,, on a chnrse of kidnapping. With him was Daisy Red mond, 11 years old, whom Rivers is charged with having taken from hor Home in Windsor last May, Rivers salved extiadltlon and will be taken to Windsor In the mornlnc. INVESTIGATE We invite all who have ANY KIND oi bank ing business to transact, to call and INVES TIGATE our terms and facilities. Chittenden County Church Street Windham county hunters nnd trap pers nro hustling alter rox sums which now sell readily for J6.&0 encn. nraltleboro renl estate agents note a mnrked Increase In the demand for tenements, the supply of which is lim ited. rromlnent visitors in Havana, says the nniiv Post of that city, are former Gov. John O. McCiillough, Mrs. McCullough H, and Miss McCullough. Washington county farmers are com- plaining that there Is so much snow in tho sugar woods that they have to gath- r. nn enow shoes. . a v,nrite ,,f is cames has boon arranged for tho ft. Johnshury Acad- - I.--- t.n,i-i lrnli schools IP eio unn- u.n, i-.v.... - No A- Hampshire and nothcastcrn Vcr mont will be played. In recognition of the generosity to Smith College of Mrs. l'.phrnlm Morris, whoso funeral was held at Hartford Saturday afternoon, ono of the dormi tories at tho college hears tho name of Morris house. Carl C. Collins, formeily a White River Junction bank clork, took an over doso of medicine nt the homo of his mother In West Topsham Sunday and died in a few minutes. He had received treatment nt tho Hrattleboro retreat. Thoy nro still changing names around Barton. Monday the Roston &. Maine rallrond decrees that South Newbury shall be Conlcut: Stanslead Junction, Heebe Junction; Reebo Plain, Heebe. It takes a level headed traveler to arrive where he Is going. Members of the faculty of Mlddlobury College l've announced that Dr. John A. Mead of Rutland has given J1.000 to the college to nsslst the D. K. Parsons (jnd for the erection of a woman's col lege. This will reduce the amount to be raised to 0,600. It looks good to Ludlow to see eight or 10 cars arrive for freight, nt the request of shippers, and find thero Is no room for them In the railroad yard becauso all the space is occupied by cars being loaded. Pulp wood, lumber chairs and other commodities swell the list of Ludlow pro ducts bound out. West Dummerston's Grange hall is practically completed and East Dura merston will begin building a similar structure right away. The store form erly standing on tliu latter lot was occupied years ago by the Ilircbard brothers, uncles of President Ruther ford U. Hayes. A record herd of deer was seen last week on Daniel M. Rarber's farm In the north part of Bratlleboro. It con sisted of 24 bucks, does and fawns. nil browslns contentedly In the susar orchard. Largo herds are seen with in creasing frequency In the southern part of the State. Neighbors thought thoy had saved the farm buildings of Joseph Williamson In South Ryecato from being destroyed by fire Saturday afternoon. Three men re mainod through the night to watch the property but early Smfrtay morning the flames broke out anew nnd It wns burn ed. The stock was raved. The loss Is partially covered by Insurance of $1,03). Tho 10 prisoners taken to the Rutland county Jail from Chittenden county will be obliged to work in tho shops at the House of Correction Just the same as though they were sent there fiom Rut land county towns. The number In both Institutions is unusually small. With Chittenden's 10, thero arc only 60 In the VERMONT NOTES. county jau ana w in ma i.uuso . , neol.nv 0rvs. Ti,c latter has become Correction compared with HO to IK up , pi.et.lde,u aml wln lluve as Ws malmer to this winter. j A- K .M,.,rtin, chief clerk of tho hotel The championship of Rrattlelioro in ' for many years. There will bo no change spelling has been won by the woman's ' In the policy of this famous summer club team captained by Mrs. C. C. Kltts, 1 resort which eer since Its establlsh wife of Vermont's first attorney-genernl. ' nient by the late Franklin H. Orvls has Claremont, N, H., Is expected to challenge Hrattleboro to a spelling match for Inter stnte honors. Tho Hrattleboro spellers are practicing regularly nnd nre reported very fast and exceptionally accurate on the longest and hardest words. Ono Vermont girl is among the 21 elected from n senior class of 470 at Smith Col lege, Northampton, Mass., to membership In Phi Ueta Kappa, tho national society to which only college students of the highest standing' aro eligible. Sho is Florence Eva Paine of White River Junc tion. Election to the society Is made on a basis of scholarship throughout the entire college course. Somebody was careless the other night In Montreller and left the front door unlocked at Woolworth's C nnd 10-cent store. The policemen were un- ablo to locate tho manager; but aft er trying for an hour nnd n half they were successful In locking tho door bv placing a plank against it on tho inside nnd pulling it together. In the morning the manager had to break In through the cellar. A. W. Carey, a noted Mlddlehury blacksmith, some time ago sent an embossed horseshoe of his own design nnd make to former President Roose velt, He has received nn acknow ledgement from Mr. Roosevelt dated at the Outlook office in New York, March 19, 1909, which reads as fol lows: "My Hear Sir I thank you for the handsomely made horseshoe with Masonic emblems. I have presented It tn our lodge. Sincerely yours, Thoo. doro Roosevelt." In Vermont department of the Grand Army of the Republic, deaths havo been more numerous than additions since 1SD5 when the organization reached its highest enrollment with UI posts and a member ship of 5,473. December 31, 1907, it had ;,"07 members In 93 posts. In 1S7K thero wero Wl comrades In 13 poats. A steady srowth was noted until 16S2 when tho posts numbered 47. The following year 37 now posts wero formed, the next year nine and after that several a year was tho record, Rarro's board of 'school commissioners lias adopted a standard of salaries for that city's public school tenciers whereby an increase is assured nearly every faith ful trainer of tho young Idea, Tho new plan Is a sliding scale, dependent on tho length of service. For the first year, teachers will receive yr,h, for tho sec ond W. for the third 1425, for the fourth $426 and for thn fifth nnd all tho years thereafter SI75. As good FBlarles are In tended as aro paid elsewhere to teachers Trust Company Burlington, Vl. In the grades of cities of similar size, but Itarre W at present below many others In this respect. Tho South Roynlton Power company filed articles of Incorporation .In tho orflco of tho secretary of Stato nt Montpcllcr Saturday. Power will be furnished for tho villages of Itoyal ion nnd South Roynlton. Tho capital stock Is $10,000 nnd tho subscribers nro N. Curtis Fletcher, Huth L. Howo and Robert 11. Koltlo of Iloston, James C. Harvey of White River Junction and CI. S. Edson of West Lebanon, N A gentlemen from West Rutland, who failed to give his name, would have been run over Friday night had not the express from tho north been a few minutes li'te. John Iiutler, a special officer, and Isreal Lassor, switchman, found tho stranger asleep iiurusa mu limn, i"" muim iw uwm. ' was dragged from the track In time for the train to pass, was consider ably sobered when told of his narrow escape and proceeded to wend his way homeward. Capt. Kdwln I. Hovcy of St. Johns hury will bo a candidate for depart ment commander at tho next annual encampment of tho Vermont Grand Army of tho Republic. The late Capt. P. O. Illodgett Is the only member of Chnmbcrlln post who has ever been at the head of tho State organization, and as tho post Is one of tho largest in the Stato It will claim recognition when the department meets at Hur llngton In May. The members of tho Advent Church In South Vernon and Vernon villages nnd Northtleld Massachusetts, have raised more hnn $6,000 In their can vass for building u church nt South Vernon. Their original plan wns to erect only a church nnd to that end they set out to ralso $..O00. Their ef forts havo been so successrtil that they havo decided to build a parson age. A. A. Durkee glvn J1.000 and l!uf fum & Son of South Vernon $1,000. The site selected Is situated nearly opposlto the hotel. The work of con struction will be begun this rpring. Charles 15. Sevens of Rutland, who wns born In Rnosbiirgh Kails March 27, 1S21, celebrated his SStli annlvnr sary Saturday. 1 1 1 3 looks and actions belie his years a he walks without a stoop and retains his faculties per fectly. When he was a student at Johnson, he frequently walked his 20 miles between there and home. He later attended the academy at St. Al bans and went to St. Albatu to live when 30 years of age. He was there at the time of the famous raid during the Civil War. Mr. Stevens has been n prominent Mason miiiy years. The Windham county authorities have ordered the release from jail at New fane of George Ms-dveski, son of the Hrattleboro retreat farm band. The lat ter's death can evloer.tly not be proved to hao been a case of poisoning. The report from the stato laboratory has been received unofficially by State's At torney Williams of Bellows Falls and ho thought no good end would be served by holding the boy longer. The arrest of the dead man's wife nnd male com panion In Holyoke, Mass., was followed by their release, Information being tent the police thero that the couplo need not be detained on account of Ver mont. A change in owners of the Equinox House at Manchester is announced through the selling of stock by 1'. W. and K. C. Oris, who have been presi dent and treasurer and manager of the T'nntnnv eofnr.finv. to their lirolher. had some member of th Orvls family at its head. Mr. Orsls expects tn mako a number of Important chansren such as tho adding of bath rooms and the build ing of a laundry distinct from the hotel. MILLIONAIRE'S SON INSANE. Alcoholic Ksccsn Send Herbert I.. Swift, of ClilcnKo, In AkIiiiu. Chicago, March 30.-Herbort I,. Swift 2.1 yeaiH old. son of the Lite Oustavus F. Swift, founder of tho packing ilrin of Swift & Co., was adjudged insane by n commission of physicians and sent to the Kenllworth sanitarium on March S by onler of tho count clerk. This be comes public to-day through the discov ery of the records In the case. I.ouin I Swift, a brother, testified that Hctbeit Swift had threatened to kill him self and members of tho family. Kx cesslve use of alcohol was given as the cause. Swift Is man led, but he has no children, lie has an annuity of JS,00 from ills father's estate, Ai the end of 14 years he will receive tl.ram.non, A con-i-ervator will bo appointed for his estate. SENTENCED TO DEATH. Antonio Kuril nro Wat Convicted of Murder In the rlrt Ilegrcr. Troy. N. Y., March Antonio Knr naro, convicted of murder In tho first degree here In supremo court, was to day sentenced by Justice Kltts to dlo ' at Clinton prison, Dnnnemora, during till, week beginning Mav 17. Piirii.'ini nip,.,,,, AfIliea Johnson, colored, April fi, 1W3. He almost revered her head with a razor. The couplo had beon liv ing together. Jealousy was the cause. ADOPT ONE-MAN POWER. s Jonrn i lloeoiiie .Munngcr of Vnlc'K Academic Department. New Haven, Conn., March Co Thn es tablishment of the ono man power In the ncademlo department of vnlo University, was provided for at the March meet ing of the Yalo corporation and this power almost unlimited In Its scope extending over students' curriculum and finances, will bo assumed by Frederick ,g, Jones, whon ho becomes dean as successor to pean Wright next fall. Tho one man polio" h"8 en successful in the scientific school. FOUNTAIN TKNS AT FIIKB I'HESS COMMITS SUICIDE IN TOMBS PRISON James Vango, Colored, and a Con fessed Murderer, Strangled Himself. KILLED NIGHT HOTEL CLERK Illx Method of Death Required Spartnn I'oiirnKe Twisted n Handkerchief nliniit 111m Xrck until It Closed Ills AVIndplpc Left Note for III Wife. Xcw York. March 2S.-James Vango, n young negro, who nfter his arrest in Chicago confessed that ho had murdered Isadora Do Valiant, night clerk In tho Kastern Hotel here, for tne purpose of robbery, strangled himself in his cell In the Tombs prison early to-day. When found life was almost extinct and despite heroic, treatment by tho prison doctors he died wllhm 15 minutes. Vango used a unique method to encompass his death and ono that re quired almost Spartan courage. lie twisted a handkerchief around hli neck, after tlelng It securely tightened it with a small piece of lend pencil which he used as a tournqiiel, until It closed his wind pipe. Ho then threw himself on his cot, placed his face in the pillow and waited for death. With the same pencil he had previously written two notes of farewell, one to his wife and tho other to Detective James Murphy, who captured him In Chicago. To his wife he wrote this brief line: "Dear Wife: Death Is but eternal sleep; why should I stay and suffer? Forgive mo. (Signed) "JIM." Ills note to Detective Murphy was a practical admission of tho crime of w hlch he is charged. "Say Jim," he wrote, "you was on the job all rlsht but I think I will take this way out for me. "This is no co wind's act; I am only tired of life." Night Clerk Devnllant was murdered early In the morning of March IS. Ilia bend had been crushed In, his throat cut and there wcro four stabs In the 1'KCk. The hotel till had been rifled of $7S In cash, the clerk's watch and money were gone and tho safe had bren tampered with. Vango, who had been a porter In the hntfl, disappeared about the time of the crime nnd was suspected. Detective Murphy traced him to Chicago and ar rested him there. When brought back to New York Vango confessed that ho had planned the murder hut that tho actual killing was done by two accom plices. ELEPHANT RECAPTURED. Hnil Kept I'ennle of Snn Itcriinrdlnii In Terror for Hours. San Ilernardlno. Cal., March 2.5. --A cir cus elephant that escaped last night was captured by the showmen to-day In tho open country and led to his car. The elephant had been at large seven hour, brcnklng down fences, tearing up side walks and thoroughly scaring many per sons. WILL NOT GO TO SHARON. Mrs. Ilojio to Wnlve a Hearing In .Inll Mio Will Not lie Cllnllnnled from 111" Cii'c. Mercer, March 30. Mrs. James II. Hole will not be taken to Shaion for a hear ing on the charge of kidnapping Willie Whitla. Attorney Cocheian, counsel for Whltla, arrived heie to-day from Sharon ami sla'ed it had been nrransed to give tho woman nn opportunity to walvo a lieailng In tho Jail .here by her signing legal papers to the effect she desire to waive a bearliu; without going tn Sharon. Attorney Cocheian said every effort would be made to cbtaln conviction In the woman's case but If it failed she would be utrned over to the Cleveland authorities, She has been indicted In that city on the charge of blackmailing. He further asserted there was no Intention of eliminating the woman from the case. "The woman Is as much a mystery now as any tlmo since she w.ls arrest ed," declared Coeheran. "Absolutely nnthln,; lins been learned concerning her Imlentlty." Ho says the detectives havo run down the Mrnermott theory and found she was not connected with the Chi cago family nor does tho family, he says, know hor. With regard lo the man to be a brother of the woman who mysteriously visited Mrs. Hnyle yesterday, Corhorar. said he had no loea who the man was, lie might pos. slhly bo a brother, but Is sure his uunio Is not MeDermott, A MYPTKKIOFS VISIT. Mercer, Pa,, March ."0. Although ef ff rts have been made to conceal the fact i' was learned to-day that Mrs.( lloylo lecelved a islt from n mnn at tho Mer cer jail yesteray morning who is sup posed to have been her brother. The visit was carefully planned and was made when nil tho authorities and newspaper men were en routo to Sharon tcr the hearing of tho woman's hus band, James II, lloyle, Mrs. Chess, wife of the Mercer county sroilff, admitted the man to Mrs. Hoyle's inerencs after Attorney Strnnahnn, Hoylen's counsel, told her that the man was Mrs. iioyles's hi other. NO REMEDY AT LAW. lnlerefctlnB lleeUlou by Fedcrul Court llelTiirillnii n I.nlior Agreement. New York, Yliroh 30. A decision of In terest regarding a lnbor agreement was handed down here to-day by tho United States court of appeals In tho suit of tho National Flrepronflng company against tho Master HulldorH association and tho brlckluycis unions. Tho decision discloses a novel situation, It Is held by the court that whllu tho plaintiff has causo for complaint against an mrrecment be tween tho builders association nnd brick layers unions, since It ri'cventu tho Na tional Flreprooflng company from doing business In tho way it wanlfr, there Is no remedy In law or equity on tha evidence submitted, In the opinion of the court, written by Judge Noyes, the proposition Pttatod that when equal rluhts under the law clash, there Is no remedy for an In jured parly. BURLINGTON SAVINGS BANK INCORPORATED 1147 Has always paid the highest rate of Interest allowed by law, which at the present time is 4. PER CENT per annum. Its assets on Jan. 1, 1909, were $12,308,906.91. The number oi depositors was 26,604. All taxes in the State are paid by the bank on deposits oi $2,000 or less. Deposits can be made or withdrawn by mail Money loaned on legal security at lowest rates. OPFlCRRRi CIIAltLUS P. SMITH, 1'renldfnt. HE.nv niUlKNK, Vlce-I'realdeat. F. W. WAHTJ, Treanrer. H. 8. ISITAM, Asslntnnt Treaaarer. 4 CAPITAL 50,000.00 SURPLUS $250,000.00 Burlington Trust Co. City hall square, north 4 We Solicit Your Account INCORPORATED 1882 Winooski Savings Bank Has more than the necessary surplus required by law to continue paying POUR PER CENT, interest to depositors. 52.000.09 or less, free of Vermont taxes, may be deposited in each Savings Bank in Vermont. Deposits and withdrawals may be made by mail. Vermont Farm Mortgage Loans Solicited. OFFICKIIS. TRL'STHES. Ormond Cole, President. r-morv ! Mower, i Vice- Orman I. Itav, f Presidents. H. E. Gray, Treasurer. GOOD NEWS FOR This Hank is now In n position cent, in dividends as is paid by other Savings Ranks in this vicinity. we pay tne taxes on all deposits littlo Home savings Banks to any HOME SAVINGS BANK C. S. ISHAM. President. TOBACCO USERS SWINDLED Have Itren I'liylng Wnr Tax on To Iibcco l.'vrr since be Tax Vn Repealed. Washington, March 30. What Is de signated as a "Joker" that cost the consumers of tobacco in this country nearly 5 15,000,000 wns found to-day In the existing revenuo laws of the Unit ed States by Representative Dawson of Iowa, who nt onrn Introduced a bill to correct the error. Under the Dingley tariff law the two ounce packages of tob icco sell to tho consumer at live cents eacli and the four ounco packages for ten cents. In a war revenuo tax ot Fix cents a pound additional was levied on tobacco. At tha same tlmo in order to serve tho con venience of the trade, authorization was given for the reduction of the size of tho packages from 3 nnd 4 ounces, to 1 3-3, "I 1-U and 3 1-3 ounces, thus enabling tho smoker tn procure ilio cent and ten cent packages. In due time, tho war revenue tax was repealed, heneo ever since i$i2 the con sumer of tobacco has bren paying tha equivalent of the war revenuo tax to the manufacturers of tobacco. According to figures obtained from the commissioner of Internal revenue over 3 billion 1 3-3 ounce packages have been told during the past six years and over K billion packages of the 2 1-3 ounco size. Representative Dawson flguies out that the purchaser of each small package has bfcn mulcted out of one cent and the purchaser of the larger of 2 cents and lfnco tho Joker has cost the consumer almost J4n,000,000. Mr. Dawon's hill proposes to restore the packages to the or'rlnal sizes. TO LIVE WITH LEPER SON. I'pton Woman Will Accompany Him to lYntl.o.o Ixlnnd. Upton, March 30. llraving the perils of contagion, .Vlrs. Emma Hrown will take up her residence this week with tho lepers on Penlkese It-land, where her son, Archibald Thomas, 1" years old, was taken last week, having contracted tho dlseaso in the Uarbadoos. Mrs. Thomas was not only greatly at tached to her son, but felt that the young mnn was dependent upon her for many of his necessities and comforts. She besnn her arrangements to-day to sell ull of her personal propeity, her husband having died a year ago nt tho Rarbadoes. As soul as sho has settled her affairs her sho will go to Penikese, tho Stato authorities having granted her permission to make her home on the lit tlo Island In Buzzard's bay. Under tho present law lepers are sup - ported by the cities and towns In which they resided, but If n bill now before the Legislature become a law. the colony will become a State Institution. Thero Is no provision In either the present or the proposed law for the support of non lepormis people, who voluntarily become members of tho colony in order to ba with their relatives, WOMAN BLACKMAILER SHOT Had nrmnndrd Tlmt a Hunker Deposit :SO,000 near School, Wnshlngton, Ind., March SO. A woman was shot last night as sho picked up a decoy rrepared after Banker M, O. Read had received a letter demanding that he deposit SW.CCO at designated spot. A man accompanying tho woman escaped unhurt and tho police nro looking for him. Tho oninn was peppered with rim snot I The woman, besmeared with blood was, TnCS "VKHt C. P. Smith, -.Vlilard Crane, Henry Greene, J, I,. Bonlmr, Henry Wella, F. W. Ward, A (1. Whlttemore, F. W. Perry, K, S. 'shun;. 4 4 Crmond Cole, Rmory C. Mower. O. P. Hay. R. J. White, C. H. Phlpman, G. B. Catlln. r. K. Bigwood. OUR DEPOSITORS to pay and will pay the same per of J2.000 or less; also furnish our depositor who wants one. in J N. K. RROWN. Treasurer. Holpard National 3ank "Burlington, Vt. capital $300,000 Surplus jiiI Mils 150,000 J. II. SATES, PraaMtat. r. E. BCIIGEIS, VIee-Pr!Caat. T. ROTTER. CaaUa. t. 1. WEED, Aaalataaf OaakUWb taken to jail. She was Identified at Miss Zella Clark nnd has been employed as a domsstlc. Read Is president of the First Na tional bank of this city. The letter he received demanded that he place tho money In a box to be left at the east gate of a school building nt 9 p. m. He was xlven Instructions to give tho box nnd run for his life. Upon receiv ing the threatening communications Mr. Read laid tho matter before tho police nnd at the appointed hour offi cers wero secreted In neighboring houses. llo bank president made his way to the jrate, placed the decoy box and ran as instructed. A few minutes lat er tho man and tho woman In tha cao appeared 'at tho gate, the woman if.r.nlntr to tha box and picking It up. Somo ono fired from tho school build ing, th woman gave a crv nf pain and fell to the pavement. Her companion escaped. TWO NEGROES LYNCHED. Camden, Ark., March 30. It Is re ported hero that two negroes, tha Pickett brothers, who killed Charles Abbott, white, and wounded his broth er, F. M. Abbott, were taken from the county Jail at Eldorado and lynched. WDLL NOT DNVITE FORAKER. 1 , ( Wat 1 '' Memorial Dny Speaker. Toledo Ohio, Mnrrh 30. A proposal to ! Invite former Senator Foraker to deliver tho Memorial day address In Toledo this year was defeated to-night nt a meet ing of tho general O, A. R. committee on Memorial day arrangements. The Jlrst ballot wns a lie between Senator Fornker and tho Rev. Orvllle S. Reed, department chaplain of Ohio. On the second ballot it was decided to extend tha Invitation to Chaplain Reed. rl.AY BALL. Office Boy I want to go to my grand mother's funeral, Employer I can't let you go, and I don't think you will bo missed anyway, ns the last time she had a funeral there were 15.iw people there. Harper's Week- ly.