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VOL. LXXXVT. NEW SERIES VOL. LV1II.
BURLlNaTON, VT.( TIMMISOAY, MAY 12, 1!)1L. NUMBER 44. MIX-UP IN BAY STATE WITHOUT A PARALLEL Roosevelt and Foss Get Delegates-at-Large, although Taft and Clark Win Preference Contests. DELEGATES AS UNIT BALK AT REQUEST OF COLONEL Protest That Under No Circumstances Can They Cast Ballots Otherwise Than Instructed Taft Managers May Carry Sieberlich Contest to National Convention. Boston. May 1. After two conferences to-day the eight Roosevelt delegates-Marge elected lit the prlnmrles yesterday to , the Chicago convention decided not to lake any nint action on the attitude adopted ly Colonel Roosevelt In releasing them from obligation to vote for him, but o leave each delegate free to act us ho tees tit. A statement to this effect was Issued Inte to-lilglit bv Matthew Italu, 'hnlrman of the Roosevelt committee. The refusal by the republh an delegates-til-large to accept Colonel Roosevelt's :lecision that they should oti for I'resl lent Taft at the Chicago 101, ventlnn, nl- hough elected as Rous 'Velt dolesate-, further complicated the situation arising Irom tho State piimaiies yesterday. Thu fituatlon Is acknowledged by leaders on hoth fides as without parallel in the, political history of the commonwealth. Although the republicans of the State selected President Taft ns their candidate for i-enomlnatlon l.y a majority of 3.H.M over Colonel Rooevelt on the presidential preference hallo., they at the same tlmo tlected bv a decisive vote the entire slate nf eight delcgntos-nt-largo pledged to the toimer president. Colonel Roosevelt so ured Hi more delegates in tho district lections and President Taft carried nine illstilets, so that both Taft and Roost- vl have 18 delegates from tho State to he national convention. A somewhat similar situation wan 'rented on tho democratic ballot, rponker Champ Clark, who hnd no nledged delegates on the ticket, won a 2-tn-l victory over Governor Wilson In the presidential preference contest. At tho same time delegates-at-largo pledged to Governor Fosh of Massa chusetts were elected to attend the l!altlmore convention, though tho nnme of Governor Foss did not appear In the presidential preference column. The total preferential vote for the three republican candidates, with re turns from the towns of Gnsnold still missing to-night, was as follows: I.a Follette. l.'.H. P.onsovelt. 71,lfi3. Taft. 74.S0S. Roosevelt followers have announced their Intention of asking a recount in the eighth district, while the Taft men will do likewise In the ninth, on account of the closeness of the vote. DELEGATES REFUSE TO OBEY. In his request to the delesates-at-large, Colonel Itoosevelt declared it bis wish to abide by the will of the people, and there therefore the delegates, though elected as pledged to 1dm, should vote for Mr, Taft, who received the presidential preference vote. Ono by one tho delegates to-day, however, protested that under no circumstances would they cast their bal lots other than they had been pledged. Charles S. Baxter of Medford, who (load ed the delegation, said he had always been a Hoosevelt man, was elected as a lt'jusovclt man and expected to con tlnur ii Hoosevelt supporter. Arthur I Nason of Haverhill and George W. Colo man of Boston said they would "ab solutely refuse to abide by such requests." James p. Magenls of Boston took the position that he waa elected as a noose velt delegate and ho "could see no way of evading the direction." Tho remaining delegates expressed themselves similarly. Hoth tho Hoosevelt nnd Taft hendqunr lers managers remained silent to-night upon tho announcement of Colonel Hooso elt a p igntiy iiiircrent interpretation of the primary law ns respecting district delegates was brought forward by Jtidg Thomas I, Hlloy, chairman of the demo, cratlo State committee. Judge Hlley as sorted that nil district delegates should vote for tho candidate of their party who carried tho presidential preference vote of the Stale, whatever their pledge, un lens the vote, whereby theywero elected as pledged delegates happened to bo great er than tho vote of tho district given to the opposition candidate who received the presidential preference choice. ROW OVEH SIEBERLICH. A contest which tho managers of tho Taft campaign promise to carry to the very doors of the national convention It neccasary. Is threatened as a result of the Independent candidacy of Frank 81c berllch of Doston. Mr. Bleberlleh was not on tho regular slatoof Taft delegates, but hud his name entered on the ballot ae an Independent pledged to Taft. The name was placed Immediately above the slato of eight deloirates-at-larco also pledged to Air Taft. so that many voters, following down the column crossed the pamo of Sieber lich as well as those of the eight other pledged to Taft, thus marking ,iln nnmes. On tho ground that this marking; Invalidated thu huMot, bun dreOs of votes were thrown out b counters In cities and towns all over the Rtato, the number running uh high as 300 and 400, It Is stated, In New lied ford, Gloucester and Lynn, Taft manauers claim that the loss to tun Taft ballot was so heavy from this cause Mint the President would have rwou lh outire list of eight delegates - at-large laid the full voto been count ed, besides securing delegates In some of the more closely contested districts. noosEVEir to the delegates. Oyster Hay, X. Y May 1. Colonel Hoosevelt renounced his claim to-day to the eight tklegates-at-lnrgo to the republi can national convention elected for him In Massachusetts yesterday. He tele graphed them that he would expect them to vote for Piesldent Taft. taking this action he said because of the fact that President Taft can led the State on the presidential . preferential vote. Colonel Hoosevelt announced his decision in a statement, copies of which he telegraphed to each of the eight delcgntes-at-largc elected yesterday. The statement fol lows: "In Massachusetts the ballot contained the names of eight candidates for dele-gate-at-large. with, pilnted under each the words, 'pledged to voto for Theodore Roosevelt" nnd also contained n column in which tho voter was to express his preference as to whether I or Mr. Taft should be nominated for president. It would seem unlikely that a majority of tho voters would both vote for the dele gates pledged to me and at the same time express a preference for Mr. Taft, but ap parently this Is what has happened. Such being the case, and on tho astttimptlon that the preferential vote is for Mr Taft, hereby announce that 1 shall expect these delegntes-at-large to disregard the pledge to support mo, and support Mr. Taft; and if any one of them hesitates so to do, I shall Immediately write him nnd urge him with all tha emphasis nnd Insistence In my power to tnko tho course Indicated and support Mr. Taft In the convention. "In this light I am standing for cer tain great principles which I regard as vital to the present nnd future wol- (f'ontlnued on page 1.) NEWS TOLD IN BRIEF China has borrowed S2,2o0,000 for the purchase of guns of an Austrian syndicate. Illinois Central has established n henlth department for the benellt ol employes and tho traveling public. A St. Louis special to says that the Missouri light will be carried to convention. the World republican thu Chicago Two weeks prior to sailing on the Titanic. W. T. Stead, the London Jour nalist, was recommended for the. Nobul peace prize. Henry c. Frick, now In London, says "I think we are going to have active trade, but I don't think thare Is going to be any boom." Senator Simmon, acting democratic Senntor leader, believes that tho Ben ate will pass three tariff bills thts session and probably an Income tax. Henry AVatterson, In the Louisville Courier-Journal, calls Roosevelt a maniac and urges his family to put him In an asylum before he does some thing irreparable. The Colorado democratic State conven tion favored Champ Clark for president by a vote of CTfl to 372 for Wilson. Dan R. Hannn, owner of the Cleveland Lender, has purchased tho Cleveland News from Charles A. Otis for a prli e s.ild to ho It.OOO.'OO. Tho striking l.fiart employee of the American Thread company of Wllllmantle, Conn,, have returned to work with a "0 nor cent. Increase In pay. A report of tho geological survey, to be made May 20, will recommend purchase by federal government of forest land In White mountains controlling stream How A Chicago special says that eastbound tonnage last week was two per cent, moro than last year, whllo westbound business fell off four per cent. Pat Crowo, notorious as the kidnap per of Wllllo Cudahy years ago, Is un der arrest In Chicago for disorderly conduct and says tho police are perse cuting him. Montague Glass of New Yolk, who writes things ubutit Potash and Perl mutter and Ilia wholesale cloak and suit tru.lu, has declared In favor of woman suffrage. Mayor Fitzgerald of Huston hat given notice that ho will not permit moving pictured of tho Titanic dlsns- 1 tor. ACCEPTS GIFT TO LAKE CHAMPLI Attorney-General Speaks for President Taft at Banquet Given French Delegation. EULOGIZES THE DISCOVERER Declares That Champlain Wai the First to Advocate a Canal across the Isthmus of Panama. New York. May 1. Thu presentation or the bust of "La Franco" by tho sculptor, Auguste Hodln, as a girt from the French people to the citizens of tho United States, was made at a banquet glvin to night In honor of tho Flench delegation, headed by Gabriel Hanotaux, former foreign minister of Franco, by the Lake Champlain association and the tercenten ary commissions of Now York and Ver mont. Nearly "SO persons attended the function and addresses were delivered by Attor ney-!. el. eral wiCKcrsnam, miiassaaor Jusscrund, Gabriel Ilnnotaux, Senator Henry YV. Hill, IOUls Ilarthou, former French minister of public work, Jinron d'Estournelles do Constant, Acting Gov ernor Conway of New York, Governor Mead of Vermont and Mayor Gaynor. The national anthems of Franco and the Fnlted States were played before tho sptukcrs weie introduced by President John 11. I'lnley, who acted as toast master. Attorney-General Wlckersham was the lltst to rise. In the name ot President Taft, Mr. Wlckersham accept ed the bronze bust of "La France," which Is to he placed at the base of the lighthouse to be dedicated at Crown Point on Lake Champlain In Junu In honor ot the lako's discover, Samuel do Champlain. Ho warmly welcomed tho French envoys, who formally presented the bust ns a token ot the enduring friendship of France for America, and highly praised the illustrious French men whose names nro woven into Amuii can history. CHAMPLAIN AND DE LESSFPS. Mr. Wlckersham eulogized Champlain and gave htm the credit of being the lirst to lay before the world thu project of tho Panama canal. In i'o'M, the speaker said, Champlain culled attention to the fact that a canal across thu Isthmus of Pan ama would shorten thu distance from Spain to Peru by 1,,'AI leagues. It was another great Frenchman, L)e Lesscps. the attoi ney-general added, who was the first to put the Idea Into practical appli cation and "after proving that Its ac complishment was only possible If under taken by a government, to hand it over to tho traditional friend of Franco, its Iltanlc relief funds In the United States nd England have now reached a total f J1.5(v,fi, and will probably touch I "nUMl. The Panama exposition commission of which John Hays Hammond Is chair man, has arrived In London. It will seek to Interest European nntlons In the exposition. The blind workers In tho Hrlstnl England, asylum for the blind, have struck for a minimum wage. The women earn $1.7.' to 2.00 a week and the men $2.&U to 12.76 a week. The public servlco commission hns dl rected Now York Central and Delaware & Hudson to prepare Immediately for in stallation of oil-burning engines through the Adirondack forest preserves for pro tectlon against tire. Postofflce servlco of England has made arrangements with the Marconi Wireless company tn transmit messages between England nnd America. The full rate to New York and Montreal will bo 10 cents a word, as against the cable rato of 25 cents a word. Spumed by Miss Edna naler. sollst In a church choir at Atlantic City. Howard Usher of Perrytlllc. Md., suicided by In nanng gas at Atlantic city. Two years ago Miss Paler suddenly broku orf her engagement to Clarence Alhertson an" in suicided next day by dmwnln ..ccor.ung to John Tlarrett. 'Irector- genorai or the Pan-Ainerlran Union -w.... , . ..,in, ,is, m cnargo or con structlon of Panama canal, may resign rather than open tho tnnal without a trained administrative force. .nicago capitalists have organlzc.l the Middle West Utilities company to operate the traction, lighting and power properties in Illinois, Indiana Iowa, .Missouri, Vermont and Now Hampshire London cnpltal has per rent. Interest. Tho government has four calendar months In which to take and lllo tes tlmony In thu United Shoo casa anil tho respondents hnvo a similar length of time, to lllii thiilr answer. Two ad jltlonal months aro give to the gov eminent to take atlJ llle testimony In Ittbuttal Tills gives tho exumlner about 10 months in all to take and lllo the lestimuiiy In the suit Fur tl ill misti of eMirtllllliB govern uietit business. Senatur Crane bus In tiodueeil a bill providing fur Installation of a pneumatic tube burvlcu In washing ton which will connect all tho executive departments with tho White llouso and with tho postoflbe. The bill culls for ap projrlaUon ot U,mD0 :ln ownership of the great l.inilslatia ' , i -general continued' "To night, In tli me and on helrilr of tho Provident of the United States, I welcnmo the cmbe.iy f'"m t1"' Prennh people that brings to the American people a token of the perpetual friendship which an lndls-. soluble union m l'10 fm' makes sutu of contlnuanco In the future. "No more distinguished or represen tative embassy has over come boarlng the greetings of one people to another. Glancing over thu names of those that comprise It. one nees those of the most distinguished exponents of all that Is best In Frcreh national life History, literature, art, Journalism, the cause of International peace and arms, which Insure Its continuance. Industry, com merce, and sport, nil these are repre sented. Tn ene and nil of ynu. Amer ica, extends a welcome. "And In the name, and on behalf of the President of the I'nlted States I accept this bronze relief of Franco, which will erected on the llght- ' houso at Crewn Point, an perpetual reminder of the (rood will ot that peo plo who are united with uh by tho memory of trnti et ii. -.cr of disinter ested friendship In the past and of n common devil n in icp'ibllrnn prin ciples In tho present " CONWAY PRAISES HEROISM. Acting Governor Conway of New ork said thtit for the memory and heroism of riiamplaln and missionar ies like Marquette, Iji Salle and their co-workers, "we owe a debt of grati tude to France, hardly less than tho debt wo ow- it for Its unselfish and priceless assistance in our struggle for Independent e " lovertior Conway said: in tho th-.ee hundred vear.'! since the discovery of the lake and veglon Identified with toe name of Chnmplaln the world hns witnessed a greater ad vance In Intelligence, in human pto gross. In the principb nf llhertv and In the reeoutiltlon and protection b governments ..f the rights of the or- llnary man. than In any similar P"r- d In recorded history." Governor Conway referred tn the progress made In the region which bears the name and fame of Pnmu 1 hamplnln, nnd combined: "I am gl'i.l that our distinguished uests from Trance are to visit tint glnn and especially the beautiful ake hearing his nanin and contrast oxlsting conditions with tho earlier scenes of snv.iee warfare and hlnn.l. shed there euro toil by the natives print to ( namplnlns advent nnd subse quently, during tie struggle for su- piemacy between the two great con tending nations of that day." Amb.issa.lnr .Tusserand spoke to the health of Pre'dent Taft and the Fnl ted States, lie gave a klntllv dosci-ln- Hon of Preoldent Taft. who he said. was never tired nnd always ready fur everything. -MEAD DHFHRS TO HANOTAUX Governor Jonii E M-nd of Vermont, who was on the list of speakers, de ferred to Gabriel Hnnotnux and omit ted the delivery of his own a.ldress. Tho eminent Frenchman said In his nldress that labor was the true basis of Amerlcnn civilization. Mayor Gaynor of New York spoke irlelly Louis Ilarthou and Damn tl'Estnurnelles .le Constant made short speeches recalling the friendship of the two republics and then Senator Jfonrv W Hill accepted the bust of I.a France"" In the nnme of the Chain- plain commission. TAFT AGAIN CELEBRATES ST. PATRICK'S DAY Savannah. Ga , May 1. For thu second time during tho present year President Taft to-day participated In a celebration of St Patrick's day. The President came to Savannah to fulllfl an engagement to speak at tho centennial banquet of tho Hibernian society. Mr. Toft's first colo- brntlon was In Ho'ton more than six weeks ago, The Piesldent was the guest of the Hibernian society and of Savannah for more than 12 hours, lie motored over the shell drives, addressed the negroes at the Georgia State Industrial College, re- elveil the Yale alumni of the city nnd at tended the banquet In honor of Ireland's patron saint to. night, sitting near Gov ernor Hrown nf Georgia and Hours Cochran of New York All day long Taft showed his Interest in the result nf the presidential preference primaries In Mnsuach'isetts. His only comment however, was thnt tho election there was satisfactory tn him. In his speech nt tho lllbernlnn banquet tn. night he referred the part of the lrl-h have played In tho development of the United States nnd onco ngnln attacked the recall of Judges and decisions. UNIVKnSALlBT ASSIGNMENTS. Hutland, May 1. Tho ltev. G. F. Fortler of this city, who Is superintendent of the Unlversallst Churches In Vermont, has an nounced tho annual summer Held assign ments nf the clergy as follows; For Juno at Harnard, Prof. G. K, Huntley of Can ton, N. Y., for July and August, the Hev F L. Massed; of Arlington, Maus. , at North TunbildKC. the ltev F. II. Colo of Derby Line; at West Derby and Glover the ltev. Mr. Fortler; at Calais and Hast Calais. Ilvron Mulntyro of St l.awrcnco University , at Harlnnd Four Corners, K, W Harney of Lynn. Mass.; at .Takm. vllln and West Halifax, the Hev K. L Staples of Waterbury. Conn ; at Wllllams town. tho Hev. Alvln 1". Smith, who Is to return In the summer from the Pacific coast; at Shrewsbury Center, Mr Fortler II. S. COUItT AT HUTUVNP. Rutland, May 1. A session of the United Stntes district court was hold hern this afternoon by Judffrt James L Martin of Brattloboro to hoar 10 naturalization cases. There was also a hearing in the bankruptcy case ot N. W. Parker, trustee for Hugh Owens nf Granville, N. Y,, vs. D. C. Hhorwln of Pnultnoy Involving tho salo of a bill of goods. MANIU RAY ANNIVERSARY. Washington. May 1. In commemor ation of tho victory of tho American i In the battla of Manila Hay, II years ugo to-day, 30 surviving officers with Admiral Dewey, tho hero of tho occasion, us guest or honor. Kiitheted at u banquet heiu tu-ulKht In nc eiirtliiiicti with established custom Ad miral Dewey, u tonstiuaster, proposed a toast In honor of W S. Montgomery of New York, a shipmate, who tiled since the last gathering a year ago, Mr Montgomery hnd retired from the navy to engage In tho practice of law Tho ftsechoa vv'oro informal. tic ceysol' I'1 teirltim "i The ntt.i PENROSE LIFTED FROM HIS THRONE Renublican State Convention un- der Leadership of Boss Flinn Makes Clean Sweep. Platform Quotes Lincoln nu Rooscvolt Pledges Party Sup port to Colonel and His Policies. HnlTirbii! if, Pa., May 1 Tne republican State convention, under the leadership of ox-State Senator William Flinn of Pitts burg, wrestled control of the party ma-t-hlnery to-day from United States Sena tor Holse Penrose, who ha led the regu lar organization In the su'o since tho denth of Matthew Stanley Quay; chose 12 delegates-at-lnrge and 12 alternates In-1 structed to vote for Theodore Hoonevelt for the republican presidential nomina tion: nominated all the progressive cm diditos picked In caucus by the Kooso velt deleg'itcs. selected .t new Stato rhnlrman to .succeed fnrmor Speaker Henry F. Wnlton. and adopted a new set of rules for governing tho party In the Stnte. In fact, the Hoosevelt faction made a clean sweep. Senator Penrose, although a delegate, did not attend the convention, but his chief lieutenant, Stnte Senator James P. McNIchol. the Philadelphia leader, re mained throughout the six hours thu con vention was in session nnd saw Ills wing of the party shorn ot power. The conven tion placed In the Hold the following ticket : Auditor-general -Slate Senator A. W. Powell, Pittsburg. State treasurer Robert Young, Tlogo county. Congresanien-at-largtF. T. Lewis, Allentown: .1. M. Mnrln, Pittsburg: A. It. Hupley, Carlisle, and A. II. Walters. Johnstown. Presidential elector. at-lnree and na tional delegates-at-lnrge weie also de signated. Tht platform adopted was out of tlm usual run of su.-h political documents. It contain long ''ions from Abra ham Lincoln ano I Hoosevelt. It does not mention i m Taft or Gov ernor Tener nor tin nuduct ot their re spective administrations. It pledges the support of the party In Pennsylvania to Theodore Hoosevelt and endorses his policies. It advocates thu recall of Judi cial decisions, a shorter primary ballot, direct nomination and election of all pub lic officers, preferential primal ies mak ing the result binding on the delegates, a direct vote to indlcnte the choice, for United States senators with binding ef fect on membtrs nf the General Assem bly a more drastic, corrupt practices act and laws making violations of the elec- HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT, THE NEWS BY COUNTIES ADDISON COUNTY MIDDLE3UR XT At the annual meeting of Mt. i .iK.ir.v Conimandery. No 1, K. T.. the foll"tlng officers wore elected and installed: Eminent commander. Sir Frederick W. lirlggs; generalissimo. Sir A. .1. Hlaekmer; captaln-geiier.il. Sir William II. Klngsley; prelate, Sir Albert W. Hit kens; senior warden, Sir Edward I). Hlack well, Junior waiden, Sir Fred G Hrooltlns; ttensurer. Sir Thad M. Chapman. P. G, C. recorder, Sir William II. Htew-ter: P. E. C, stand aid bearer, Sir Horatio W. Spooner: ni tlonal color bearer, Sir I'M ward A. Field; sword bearer. Sir Hansom It O'ISrynn: warden, Sir Hurke II. Hrown; third guard. Sir Frank M. Stearns; second guard, Sir John L. Shifter: tlrst guard, Sir Georgo W, Rose: sentinel, Sir Wlnlleld S. Huntley; organist, Sir Charles T. S. Pierce; armorer, Sir Chillies J. Hullock. fl'lio four nights' bazaar given by the ladles nf St. Stephen's parish ennn tn a close Saturday night. Except on the opening night the ladles had line weather for their entertainments and In the four nights tht v cleaned up a ne.it sum f'ir their or" inl.atlnn 1'r.ml' M lvheu of Cornwall nnd sen, llenjamln, were summoned to Hiirllngtnn I'rlday night In consequence nf the utIoum Illness of Mr. Muyhen's grand daughter. Laura, the nlne-yoar-oltl daugh ter of Peter Duffanv of Cornwall, who was operated upon for appendicitis nt the Mar Fletcher hospital Fildav morning. Sim died at ten o'clock Friday night Mr. Mayheii returned with the it inalns Satur day noon and Hid funeral was hold at St. Mary's Church nt nine o'clock Monday morning --A. D. Wright and lamlly, who have occupied the O. P. Mooro house on South Pleasant street during the winter, have moved hack to their farm In Wcy-hrldge.-Laku Ditmnnip Lodge, No. II, I. G. O 1'. wen kttl the third degree Wednesday evening. - Prof A. E. Lambert has leturned from Htnndnn, where ho preached at the Congregational Church Sunday. Mrs. ! . Story has returned from Vergennes, whero she went to visit her sister, Mrs. Charles Miller, who Is slow ly recovering from a Severn Illness. Charles N. Powers of Hcnnlngtnn returned to that city Buturday after visiting his aunt, Miss Lucy Tenney. -Mr and Mrs. Phillip II. Cloyes, who have spent most of the winter In Ih Angeles anil other parts uf California. Inue returucd. Robert Logged has hoiiKht what N known as the Hamlltoii-Foote coltagf ami ev pects to in. ne Hie i,. My i Dell Piall of Salisbury Is visiting at the homo if tier sister, Mrs. James McGllnchoy. There are letters at the local postotllce nddlexsed to. Mrs. A Elmore Day, John linker licit H Hetz, Edward llolcnmb, J Miu.im and Richard K. Shaw i liaiTLson JL IJold,en,-p4nCarjdJoa tlon laws a felony, recasting the primary nnd general election laws, nnd the prin ciples of electing United States Benators by direct voto of thu people. GEORGIA FOR UNDERWOOD. Man from Alabama Heats Wilson by trrer 7,000 Votes. Atlanta, Ga.., May 1. Oscar Underwood of Alabama Is Georgia's oholco for tho democratic nomination for president, as expressed In tho presidential prefcrenco primary In this Stnto to-day Practically complete, but unofficial roturns, compiled up to midnight. Indicated Uiat ho carried 100 of the 146 counties In the State, and that his majority over Woodrow Wilson will bo between 7,000 and 8.000. The names of Champ Clark and Judson Harmon also appeared on tho ballot but they received a comparatively small vote. Underwood's majority means that he will havo Georgia's 28 delegates to the national convention. Tho Stnte demo cratic convention will bo hold May 10 to ratify the action of the primary. Underwood's succesa is notnble in view of tho fact that nvo leadlngcounties, Ful ton, Chatham, Bibb, IMchmond and Floyd i nave majorities for Wilson. In Fulton (Atlajita) alone, Wilson received a major ity of moro than WOO votes. TJNDBJtWOOD CARKIES FLORIDA. Jacksonville. JTla., May l.-Wlth not moro than 40 per cent, of tho voto In yes terday's presidential prefcrenco primary topcrted. tho ratio of earllo rroturns Indi cating that Oscar Lndcrwood of Alabama carried tho State by a substantial major ity over Woodrow Wilson, are un changed. It la claimed his majority will be 7,000 to J.OOfl. Wilson showed excep tional otrenuth in the third congressional district (Pensacola) where incomplete re turns Indicate ho will receive a majority over Underwood of about LOO). Nothing like definite llaures will bti obtainable probably until Thursday night. FIRE DESTROYS GROGHAN.U. 1' All Thnt Itrinnln of Village In Two More. Tho Shop nnd Three Hotels. Croghan, N. Y.. May 1. The death of two children and n property loss estimat ed as high as 'WW, but generally con sidered to bo between flTO,i nnd J.'')0, (XiO, resulted from a flro that devastated tills village last night. Thirty-two build ings were wiped out nnd all that remains of the business section of the village Is a grocery store, a hardware store, a har ness shop, a mllllneiy shop, and three hotels. Mills, factories, business blocks and residences on the main thoroughfare were caught In tho grip of tho flames antl al though the local flro department had the assistance of the Lowvlllo companies, the lire took toll heavily of the property after the deaths of tho children. The victims of the llamcs were Angellne Grcunert. aged three, and Milton Groun ert, aged one, children of Mr ami Mrs. Clement Grounert In whoso business block tho flro started. Mrs. Grounert was badly burnod In trying to save her children. The Farncy and Stelner and the Vlrker feed and grist mills were destroyed with all of their valuable machinery. One of tho mill men placed his loss at JSXI.OOO. Other places burned to the ground were tho clothing store of J. A. Henry, tho residence of Mrs. C. D. LaPort, In -which was the ofllc.t of the Hlack River Tele phone company; the town hall and the nostofllce. Fifty men employed in tho grist mill nro thrown out of work. at his homo a of this village morning nfter months with a mile and a half south at four o'clock Mondiy an Illness of several complication of diseases, principal of which was the disease of the heart. Mr. Ilolden was a lifelong resi lient of Mlddlebury and a well-known and prosperous farmer. He formerly was an extensive sheep raiser and sheep dealer and In tho boom time of the merino sheep took many carloads of that breed to the West. For many years he was a member of Lake Dunmoro Lodge, No. 11, 1. O. O. F., nnd was the oldest member both In years nnd longth of membership of the lodge, in which he had held many offices. Mr. HolUen was twice married. He Is survived by a widow and one son, Frank Uoltlen of Clinton, Mass. The Hev. Richard B. Estan of the Memorial Baptist Church is to deliver the Memo rial day address In Mlddlebury this year. Tho discourse on tho preceding Sunday villi bo by the Rev. John Evans Bold, rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Dr. William H. Sheldon and daughter, Margaret, have gone to New York city for a short stay. Miss Ada Smith has re turned to lroctor after a week's visit at her home here Frank Haven, su perintendent of construction on the new gymnasium at the college, returned to town Monday after a visit -it his home at Snrnnao Like, N. Y. Volnoy C. Kel- sei and son of Whiting, who buy furs hero, will ship from this town this week to Nw York city 3.0C muskrat pelts, raid to ho the largest shipment of the kind In years from this place. Monday, tnnrket day, eggs brought IS cents and butter. ' lo '! Tho Addlsou County Cow Testing asso ciation will continue work for another year tn aplto of Iho prediction of some farmers that It would not run more than ono year. The membership Is now moro than complete and more want to stgn than can bo handled conveniently. Pann E. Jones of Ira bus been engaged to do tho testing for tho coming year antl the old members expect to derive more benetlt this yoiir than liist.-Joseph Marsellls baa returned from tho Mary Fletcher hospi tal at HurllnGton, where ho has been for the past two weeks, Ho Is much lm-provod.-Josoph Stuploton, who' has been in town for tho past two months vlsltlng hl.s slater, Mrs. M. A. Hnhar of Court street, haa rotumed to New York city. A lighted clgaretto thrown back of a radia tor at tho town hall about eleven o'clock Saturtlay nlsht caused n smalt lire which was soon extlnifulshed. The danmno was small und is covered by Insuranco. Tho bazar nf St Stephen's Church wan tn progress tn the auditorium of tlm hall and there weio about W0 present. They wero not aware of the flro until they started to leave the building when they noticed ICoatluucd oa gugn 2, HALIFAX WILL BE THE BURIAL PLAC! Majority of 190 Bodies from Ti tanic Wreck Not Claimed by Relatives. GENERAL FUN1RAL FRIDAY Body of Iemay's Secretary Not i Be Taken Home That of As tor on Way to Rhinecliff Ismay Free to Sail. Halifax, May L Tho work uf ldn tlfylng the Tltanlo's unnamed dsad H proving almost as difficult a thoir recovery from tho Titanic. Thcnam of not a single pr-ssenirer vho perish ed had been added to tha list if re claimed to-night Thoma3 Koftrr.ar announced tut ldontlnd to-day, xos found to have appeared prerlously In drafts of tho Itlontlflod do that -with tho exception of three members of tho crow, the nameless are as much of an enigma as when brought to shore. Trinkets and belts give clues of the names of otnors, most oi wnora were of the ship's company. ilnce nearly all of the bodies foi which relatives came hore have been turned over to them. It seoms likely that a majority of tho 190 brought In by tho Mackay-Hennett, many of them Identified, will bo burled In Halifax. It bad been proposed that the dead bo kep a fortnight, but conditions are such that prompt Interment will ba imperative, and It is planned to havt i general funeral on Friday next. In order that relatives may havo assur ance that tholr dead wero cherished long as possible, photographs of bodies were taken to-day, together with physical masurements and de scription of clothing and trinkets. W. H. Harrison, Bruco Ismay9 sec retary, was burled m Halifax to-day. His home was near Liverpool. Relatives continued removing their dead from tho city to-day. Colonel Astor"s body, which left at nlno o'clock this morning, will not be taken to New York but via Albany to Rhlnccllff-on-thc-Hud-son. Isldor Straus's body is duo to reach New York to-morrow aiternoon. ISMAY FREE TO LEAVE. New York, May 1. J. Bruce Ismay and others, whoso testimony Is desired In tho first suit for damages brought by a Titanic survivor, are free to sail for Europe at any time they care to, so far as concerns tho litigation In question. It was announced to-day by counsel for Mrs. Louise Robins, widow of Colonel Astor's valet, who lost his life In the dis aster. This statement by Attorney George 6. Graham set nt rest reports that drastic legal measures might bo taitcn to secure tho evidence desired and followed an nouncement of the appointment of a com missioner to hear the testimony of Mr Ismay and surviving officers of tho TV tanlv In advance of filing of papers In the suit STEAMER MAKES PORT, 13 FEET OF WATER IN HOLD San Juan, Porto Rico, May 1. The In sular lino steamer Julia Luckenbach, with her cargo of sugar badly damaged, re turned to port to-day under own steam Tho Luckenbaoh, with S6,i bags of sugar aboard, sailed on April 27 for Phil adelphia from Areclbo, about W miles from San Juan. She sprang a leak Sun day night and sent out a wireless cnll foi assistance. Tho United States revenue cutter Algonquin, which was off the coast of Santa Domingo, responded, reaching the Luckenbnch Tuesday morning. Mennwhlle tho Luckcnbach was pro ceeding, and fho succeeded In making port with 13 feet of water In her hold Twelve thousand baps of sugar are prac tically destroyed, the loss being estimated at $90,000, There were no passengers aboard. VERMONT NOTES. There were seven commitments to the house of correction during April, as 1 against three In the preceding month. To the Rutland county .all, there were t'i commitments. A forest the that had crept dangerously closo to several housos tn tho vicinity of Pine hill In Rutland was fought with brooms by the tlremen It took an hour to get the blazo under control. Edward Yust, a farm hand employed recently by Duane Wood of Barr. Is to spend J days. In the county Jail at Mont peiler for 3trlkln h'-s employer as he qui; the farm. During April the National Life Insur anco company of Montpoller wrote new Insuranco amounting to JAlOi.Sax Tbl U nn Increase over last April of $580,490, and the largebt April buslncus In tho history of the company by $24l,OW. Simon Fllbotto of Rutland Is alleged to have bitten ok tho left ear' of his brother-in-law, Isimc Mayo, at a f,r:n In Center Hutlnnd April 21 Ho li to be tried thu morning In Rutland county court. A Stato brunch of tho "National Con gress of Mothers" and "Parent-Toacher associations" will I'e furmed In the Sen ate chombor of Iho juito Houso at Monl pcller FrlJny and L'vturday, May U antl . Mm, Frederic Hcboff of Philadelphia, president of the national congress, will bo present and complete tho organlrjttlon. On Friday ovctilut; My 'M, tl.o conven tion will nifot In the city hall when notec fpeakets and members of the natlona, board will midriff the meeting Mnv Henry A- llni-mim of Rutland Is thu Stato organl:wr. Manuel A. Martlnei, who died ro rently In New Veil: after having' lived th.i life of a hormlt In n hotel for 30 yearn, left an tsuto valued at llii,-.