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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES : TTIPBSDAT, MAY 0, 1012.
ASTOR H KEPT INTACT Provisions of tho Will of Ool. John Jacob Actor Mado Public. VALUE $75,000,000 AND DP Expected Posthumous Child of the Present Widow Will Re ceive $3,000,000 Vincent and Muriel, $6,000,000. Now York, Stay 6. Counsel for tho family mndo public to-night the will of John Jacob Astor, ns drawn In this city In September last, only a few days nfter his marriage to Miss Malelolna Tnlmago Force, anj approximately seven months before ho perished with tho sinking of tho Titanic. Vincent Astor, a son, who will come to ago within a year, la mudo the prin cipal beneficiary nnd residuary lcg ntee. No hint as to tho vnlua of the great ostato Is Riven, and by tho cre ation of trust funds tho testator has followod, ns for as possible, the cus tom of his forbears In hooping the vast Astor real estate holdings Intact. Valuations of tho ostate run anvwherc from 7.r,O0u,0(K) to $150,000,000. A close friend of the family told to-night that the smaller figure was, In lilJ opinion, nearer tho correct estimate. Aside from provisions for Vincent Astor, tho will provides for uncondi tional bequests of only $27fi,000. Among those thero Is but one of a charitable nature. This Is $30,000 to Pt. Taul's school at Concor.l, N. H. The remainder of the legacies are to relatives, friends and faithful serv ants. Nearly nil other provisions of the will, as mado public, deal with fao trust funds of which thoro are three: $5,000,000 for tho young widow; $5, 000,000 for tho colonel's young daugh ter, Muriel, tho child of his former wife, Ava Willing Astor, and $3,000,000 for the expected posthumous chili of the present widow. This latter clause provides for "each child who shall sur vive the testator other than his son, "William Vincent, and his daughter, Ava Alice Muriel." NOTHING FOR DIVORCED WIFE. No provision whatsoever Is mudo for tho wife who divorced him; and If tho young widow dies or marries again the $i",0-00,000 trust fund, together with the town house and other property left to her, reverts to Vincent Astor. She receives, however, $100,000 out right, without further stipulation; unJ until the Income from tho trust fund thall become available, tile trustees are directed to pay her an Income of $200,000 a year. Thero was an ante nuptial settlement which she accepted in lieu of dower rights. Thu amount of this has novor boon mado public. Rumors have placed it at $.",000,000. Tho colonel gives the trustees full niKl minuto Jirortlons concerning the mklng of investments, following al most word for wotd t.ie Instructions of similar nature loft by his father, William Astor. All bequests are mado tax free, tho taxes to bo paid out of the residuary estate. As to proper In vestments ho cites, among other things, real estate, railroad securities and tho public debts of tho United States, Now York, New Jesrey, Penn sylvania and Ohio. The most Impor tant provisions of tho will aro as fol lows: (1) To Mb Bon, William Vincent As tor, outright the following property: a All the lands and personal property et Rhlnebeck, N. Y., over which tho tes tator was given a power of appointment by his father's -will. b All the lands find personal property at Rhlnobeck which belonged to him absolutely at tho time of his death. 0 The house and grounds nt Newport, Rhodo Inland, with all personal property therein over which ho had a power of appointment under his father's will. d All tho pictures and statuary left to him for life by his fathcr'a will with power of appointment. e-rAlt his Jewelry, wearing apparel, per sonal effects, yachts and boats. BEQUESTS TO THU WIDOW. (2) To his 'Widow, MdoIelne Talmadgc Force AfltOT, the town houso and stable r.t the corner of Fifth avenue, and 06th ctreet together with books, paintings and pictures, eoeravlngs, marbles, bronzes, Ktatuaxy and objects of art, plate and Oliver plated ware, linen, china, irUsn, household effects, useful and ornamental, therein oontftlnd and not hereinabove otherwise disposed of, to have and to hold the samo for Ions during her life be sne snail remain widow, and upon har death or remferrfase all this property lo bequeathed to the testator's son, William Vincent Astor. (0 For his wlfs (sic), Madolrln Talmage Force Actor, a trust fund of 15,000,000, sho to recetvo tho Income of such fund for so long during her natural llfo s she shall remain his widow mid upon her death or In case of her reraarrlaeo, then upon such remaTrlagn, the capital f this fund goes to WtlUara Vincent Astor. (J) To his widow, Madeleine TalmnRo Vorco Astor, an outright leffacy of JIOO.UX), payable Immediately upon tho testator's Heath und all horses and other livestock and all carriages and hurness and stublo furniture, and all automobiles and all provisions and nupplles belonging to the testator or subject to this disposal at the time of his death, excepting such of said articles as lira otherwise abovo disposed of. These provisions for his widow aro mado in lieu of dower and all other claim upon ills estate and until tho trust fund of V.OOO.OOO Is set up the executors are fllrected to pay to her an Income, at the rate of $2ii0,0u0 a year. DAUGHTER RECEIVES $3,000,000. (6) A trust, fund of $5,000,000 for the benefit of his daughter, Ava Alice Muriel Astor. Bo much of tho income as the trustees shall determine to bu proper Is to be applied to her support, maintenance uid education during her minority, and tho balance of tho Income to bo 11c cumulated, Upon attaining tho ago of 21 tho daughter Is to recolvo this fund with Its accumulations absolutely. In en so of her death tinder 21 years It goes accordingly to hor will, and in default of a will or Issue surviving1 her, then to William Vincent -la tor. (0) A trust fund of $3,000,000 Is created for tho benefit of each child who shall survlvo tho to a tutor othor than his son, Wllllnm Vincent Astor, nnd his daughter, Ava Alice Muriel Astor, to bo hold In trust for such child until attaining tho aps of 21 years with similar provisions as to tho disposition of tho fund In tho event of tho death of tho child undor 21 as are abovo sot forth In connection with tho trust for tho dnughter. Nicholas lllddlo of Philadelphia, who went to Halifax with Vincent Astor to claim Colonel Astor's body, rocelved a logncy of $20,000; Robert II. M, Fer guson, n close friend nnd a trustee ot his father' rstnto and now living In Sllvor City, New Mexico, gets $10,000; Douglas Robinson, n brother-in-law of Thoodoro Roosovclt, Is hoqlio'athed $20,000, and a similar sum goos to tho testator's brother-in-law, James Roose velt Roosovclt. James S. Armstrong of Rhlnobeck. N. Y., a cousin, Is bo queathod $30,000, ft sum which Colonel Astor's father also loft him. Other bequests are $25,0"0 to his secre tary, William A. Dobbyn, of thli city In recognition of "faithful services"; $10,000 to his steward, Thomas Undo, "In appre ciation of hts many yoars of devoted service," and $10,000 to Herbert A. Plnk hnm, superintendent of his country place at Rhlncbock. PERPETUATES ASTOR CUP. Tho executors aro directed to pay tho Now York Yacht club $1,500 u year until Vincent Astor shall become of age, this sum to bo used by the club for the pur chase of two silver cups to bo sailed for by the yachts of the Now York Yacht club at Nowport during tho annual cruise. It is suggested furthor that Vin cent Astor, having arrived at age, shall continue to offer these prizes, thus per petuating the famous Astor cup. Named lis executors aro James Roose velt Roosevelt, Douglas Robinson, Nicho las Diddle and Vincent Astor, upon the latter attaining the ago of 21. These same aro also appointed trustees of tho scvornl trusts created by the will. The will was executed In tho city of Now York, September IS, 1S11, in the presence of l.ewls Cass Lodyard. I'..rtlp C. Rrowno and John F. Knne ns subscribing wit nesses, it will be filed for probate In a few days. There was no reading of the will to as sembled relatives. As soon as Colonel Astor's death became known to n cer tainty, they wero informed of tho pro visions of the document. CHANGE TITANIC'S SUCCESSOR. London, May 5. It is stated thnt the. big White Star liner now under construe- tlon at Belfast will bo .iltenvl en u ineltido additional lateral bnlltlmnria tn order to minimize the risk of disaster. tne work on tho new steampshlp will no accelerated, so that sho can replace the Titanic as soon as possible. EDGE OF PRECIPICE Motorman Earl Clark of Rutland Fatally Injured Passengers Narrowly Escape. Rutland. May 1'.. Nearly :1 sroro of pas sengers narrowly csc.iped dentil this aft ernoon when tho electric express .and a main line passenger ear collided at Par sons curve, a milo west of Castleton. The two cars crashed into each other hetid-on and Earl Clark of this city, motorman of the passenger car, was crushed, probably fatally, both legs being broken beside serious Internal Injuries. It was said at Die Rutland City hospital to night that ho could not live, he being too weak to submit to an operation. lie has two sisters and a wife und child living In Rutland. The accident occurred nt a point be tween Castleton and Castleton Corner, where tho track runs along the dgo of a precipice, 200 feet In depth. The land drops off suddenly from the track.s and tho fact that tho cars kept tho rails Is the only thing that saved tho lives of the passengers. Several wore badly shaken. Mrs. Guy Wilcox of Grovo street this city and her sister, Mts. Meocham of Benson, wero bruised. They wero seated In tha middle of the car and were thrown over tho seat. striking on the backs of tho seat ahead. Hoth were cut and bruised about tho had. Mrs. Wilcox had recently recovored from a serious Illness and to-night sho was Buffering greatly from the shock. The express car Is not supposed to run on tho line of tho passenger cars. Ernest Hall, who wan In ohargo of tho express, stated that a member of tho crew tele phoned to Castleton Corners to have tho passenger car hold nt that point. Charles Brown, who was In charso of tho pub station at Castleton Corners, said ho re ceived no 6Urh message. Both of the oars wero b-idly damaged nnd tho fact that they were locked In to gether probnbly kept them from Inuring1 the rails. BAYS S AYED RAILWAY PAPERS Body ot firiind Trunk Prealdeut nmomjr Last Brought to Halifax Third Sbtp Beta Out. Halifax, N. S liny S.-Tho third ship to go In search for the bodies of victims of tho Tltnnlo disaster steamed out of Halifax harbor this evening for what is probably the last effort to recover bodies The vessel Is the Canadian government steamer Montmngny. They took coal for a two weens' crlse Tho Htcnmer Mlnla rnmo In tn-dny after having recovered 17 bodies, two of which wero burled nt sea. Among tho bodies brought hern was that of Chailes M. Hays, president of the Ornnd Trunk rnll way, on whoso person was found est! mates for tho future construction of tha Ornnd Trunk Pacific line. Vice-President Howard took charge nf theso papers and tho body was immediately sent to the Hays home for burlnl. Of tho total of 20f. bodies recovered, 137 havo either been shlppsd to the various destinations or burled In Hal ifax. Sixty-eight bodies remain at the morgue ponding further Instructions from relatives or, In some cases, moro posltlvo Identification. Tho provlnolal government has In Its possession In safes at tho morgue sums amounting to $70,000 which havo been taken from bodies, Tho largest amount found on a single person was $fi,r.00 found In tho pockets of Col F.mll UraudeU of Omaha, Neb, COLLIDE ON ROOSEVELT HAS 66 AND TAFT 63 Maryland's 16 Delegates Will Oast Thoir Votes Accordingly at National Convention. CLARK HAS BEATEN WILSON Popular Preference Vote Favor ed Winners More Conclusive ly Than Division of State Convention Indicates. Baltimore, May 6. Maryland's 18 votes In tho national conventions will be cast for Thoodoro Roosevelt and Speaker Champ Clark, unless the few election districts still to bo heard from change the result reglstord to- duy by tho State's first presidential primaries. Although the result was close and Colonol Roosevelt on tho face of tho roturns had but one more than the number of votes necessary to control tho State convention, tho lat est count to-night did not materially change tho result Indicated before midnight. Tho primaries divided the delegates to tho State convention as follows: Republicans Roosevelt, AC; Taft, 03. Democrats Clark, 72; Wilson, 44; Harmon, 4; In doubt, 0. Majority necessary to control the convention, 65. The State delegnteo elected aro bound to choose a delegation to the national convention favorable to tho presidential candidates for whom tho people to-day expressed their preference. PREFERENCE MORE CONCLUSIVE. Although the popular preference vote of tho State as a whole did nol doter mine the result. It favored Roosevelt nnd Clark by pluralities more conclusive than the division of Stato delegates based on tho county preference vote showed. This was iluc largely to the sweep which both successful candidates made in the city of Raltlmore. Speaker Clark led steadily from the tlnm the first returns arrived from tho Rnltlmoro wards. Early in the evening It looked ns If Colonel Roosevelt would win by an equally big majority, but shortly before midnight returns from the strong Taft counties in southern nnd eastern Maryland put the President sud denly ahead with 63 delegates to his op ponent's GL n was Prince Georges county that decided. Roth sides claimed its flvo votes until conclusive roturns shortly after midnight placed it In the Roose velt column. Clark's preferential vote In this city was greater than that of Harmon and Wilson combined. Ho defeated Wilson by nearly three to one and the New Jersey governor was ahead of Governor Har mon by two tc one. The sweeping Clark success In Balti more wax a victory for the democratic organization. In the Republican primary here, tho Roosevelt organization downed the regular republican organization led by Collector of the Port William F. Stone. Under the Maryland law the amiiated voter.s of tho two parties Instructed tho delegates to tho Stato convention by tho preference voto of each countv. A ma jority of this voto in a county Instructed thnt county's delegates accordingly. The delegates to the State convention must voto as Instructed for a .solid dele gation to the national convention. This means that tho successful candidates carry to tho national convention 16 votes In a block bound by the law to stand by them as long ns In their conscientious Judgment there is a possibility of his being nominated. TRYING TO MAKE BARRE DRY Illegal Seller of Liquor Scutcncril lo 300 Dnjn In Jail. Darrc, May 6. State's Attorney J. Ward Carver and tho local pollen are making a determined effort to carry out the dry vote of tho last March meeting and Run day raids wero made at n number of places In this city and at Wfbstorvlllo In tho quarry section. In city court to-day William R, Steven son was sentenced to serve not less thrtti 300 nor more than SiZ days In Jail. Stoven son wao arrested following a disclosure and the officers are said to havo had n mix-up with him In his rooms In thn Tomassl building, wheTe threo quarts of Scotch and 53 half pints of other whiskey wero found. During their stay In Webstervlllo, the officers visited the houso occupied by Alphonse Prlmavoro, They wero armed with a warrant Issued by th State's attorney nnd conducted a thorough search of the promises, but without re sult. Prlmavera was a familiar ftguro In the SfcAuloy murder trial In county court last fall, when ono John Turley wns con victed of tho crime and sentenced to Im prisonment for life. SIBLEY NOT A CANDIDATE. Montpellor, May 6. 'In an open let ter to the press, A. J. SlbUy of this city to-day withdrew from tho rnro for democratic delegate to tho conven tion nt Baltimore. His physician has advised against tho trip because of his health. DEMOCRATIC CAUCUSES JUNE 11. Montpellor, May 0. Tho caucuses to oloct delegates to the democratic Stato convention In this city Juno 18 havd boon called for Juno 11 by tho democratic Stato committee. MINISTER HAS DISAPPEARED Mhadr Kill Free IliiptUt Churrh Mlddlmex Alarmed about bo Itev. lm It. firlce. lu Montpellor, May fi. Tho Itov. 1. 13. Orlco, aged 21 years, since Inst Aug ust pastor nf tho Kree Baptist Church at Shady Hill, Middlesex, has not beoii heard from since last Sunday morning and officer,-) of tho church hfcloty havo placed advert Isemonts In tho tiowspap ers asking for Information ns to his whoroabouts. Tho Ilov. Mr. Orlco was aeon near the Ico Iioiibo on uppor Elm streot Sun day morning batweon nlno nnd ten walking In tho direction of this city. mo iioarilecl nt the homo of Georg I, Cuiiiiuiiii,'s at iJhudy UJ11, about bait a mlln from tho church where ho proached. His room was loft ns If ho iiud stopped out for tin oarh' mornljiff walk. Ho took no suit case or other baggngo. So far as known ho had little monoy, certainly not enough to have taken htm moro than a short dlstnnc0 upon the railroad. Aside from tho acquaint ances ho had formed In his pastorate, ho Is not known to havo had either friends or enomlea In this section. Mr. Orlco enmo to Shady Hill Inst August from Spnllman, N. c, Ho had pnssed n great deal of his tlmo In study and ho may hnvo been deranged mentally. Mr. Cummlngs said to-night that ho was cheerful tho Saturday night be foro ho disappeared. He left the houso Sunday morning without talking with any member of the family or In any way Indicating that his absence was to bo of moro than a fow minutes' dur ation. Mr. Cummlngs s.ild ho abso lutory hnd no duo as to tho reason for Mr. Grico leaving Shady Hill or where ho has gone. Mr. orlco In about six fopt two Inches tall, weighs about ISO pounds. hns light hair, light complexion and Is smooth shaven, When last seen he wore a dark blun suit, dorby hat and woro tho pin of thn Improved Order of nod Men. Mr. Cummlngs desires that any Information regarding tho man bo sent to him. FINACL COURT OP APPEALS REJECTED BY METHODISTS Minneapolis, Minn., May 7 Tliero will not bo a final court of appeals of tho Methodist Episcopal Church. rills wns decided at the business sea tlon of the quadrennial conference of the church In session hero to-day when nfter moro than five hours' i.ebato tho con fercnco rejected the first paragraph of tho report of the commission of Judicial procedure, appointed at the last session of the conference In Baltimore four years ago. What will be done with the remainder of the report probably will be decided to morrow although the conference Is scheduled to consider to-morrow morning tho resolution Introduced Monday by Wil liam Rico of Chill, regarding Protestant mission work In so-called Roman Catholic countries. Tho first paragraph of the commis sion's report which tho conference elimi nated to-day consisted In the main of the sentence: "There shall be a flnul court of appeals." It was the great pow er granted to this proposed court to which most objection was mado by the delegates, nnd church leaders state that tho formation of a court of appeals with fnr less ovor than provided for by tho commission may be tho result of tho present session of the conference. Tile afternoon was given over to the hearing of tho sports of the work of the Woman's Foreign Missionary society. A reception to the fraternal delegates of tho Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and Methodist Protestant Church was held to-night. TWO CONVENTIONS Adherents of Taft and Roosevelt Claim Majority for Each of These Candidates. Elttlo Hock, Ark., May 7. Two repub lican State conventions, one attended by supporters of President Taft and tho other by adherents of Colonel Roosovclt, met here to-day Each claimed for Itself the majority. Each elected four dele- frates-at-kirgo from Arkansas and In structed them to cast their votes In the national convention according to tho ton tlment.H of tho delegates attending eacli convention. LJttlo direct reference was mado In any way by either convention to the other. The Taft and Kooscvcll. factions havo hold separato conventions In tho fifth and seventh congressional districts and each selocted delegates. It seems probable now that thero will be two men selected for every ono of tho remaining 30 places In the Arkansas delegation. Tho Taft convention to-day adopted a platform which besides endorsing President Taft for renomlnntlon anu approving bis ad ministration declared for woman suffrage when the women have nil signified their deslro tc vote." The Roosevelt convention Instructed Its delegates to voto for the former president so long ns his name Is before the Chicago convention. MUST HAVE SAT ON DYNAMITE Hole Throe Fpet Drop and Ter rific Explosion Sharon, Loses T reo Warden. Sharon, Mass., May 6. Thomas J. Eeary, the town tree warden, sat down beneath a tree on East Roxboro street to-night and a moment later a terrific explosion blow him to pieces. A holo threo foot deep was mado In tho ground whero he had been sitting. The report of the explosion wns heard for miles, nnd houses a quarter of a mile away rocked dongerously, Tho causo of the explosion Is not posi tively known, but tho theory Is that Ienry, who wns a contractor, had a stick of dynamite In hln pocket and that when ho snt down it emtio In contact with n stone. Iary was 33 years of ago and single. a coMP.uusnx or cost. It would cost you more than Jioo to send a post onrd to onch family taking tho Daily Free ITcss, and this prlco In cludes the cost of tho post card nnd printing only. To address nil thesa namos would add noarly jlo moro to tho bill. An equal amount of space In the Freo Press would cost from JS.Cn at tho single order rate, to jl.on nt tho lowes prlco lor largo fpaco used every day in tho year. i no iow cost explains the renson for tho liberal uso of advertising spaco In Burlington. Wo know of no city, largo or small, that sells its advertising spaco at as low prlco per unit of vnluo as Is tho case with tho two dally pnper.1 of Bur- ungion, IMPOLITE. "Why wouldn't you put out your ton BUo for tho doctor HiIh morning, Karl?' tJh, l.mmy, I couldn't. I dun't know ARKANSA HOLDS J him well uoyfflLjfgeAattJttUja ROOSEVELT KEEPS HI WUTY Struggle in Maryland Decided by Margin of 80 Votes in One County. TAFT MEN PLANNING A COUP Think Individual Proferences of Delegates to State Convention May Enable Administra tion to Get Control. Baltimore, Md., May 7. The closeness of tho strugglo between President Taft and Theodore Hooaevclt for control of Maryland's 1C votes in tho national con vcntlon wn emphasized to-day when complete returns from yesterday's prl murles showed that tho result depended upon one county, which on the loco of tho returns gave rtooa vclt a majority of but SO votes. Putting this county, How nrd, in tho Roosevelt column gave him &i delegates to the State convention, Just one more than the majority necessary for control. Tho three IJownrd county delegates counted for Taft would have Ivcn him tho primnry victory by the same margin. Comploto unofficial returns rocelved to-day by tho Stato Roosevelt commit ice ana an me uammoro newspapers agreed In giving Colonel Roosevelt a ina jority in Howard county of eighty-odd votes; but tills slight margin left tho Taft leaders to-night unwilling to con cede thnt their opponents had won the election. The other feature of tho day following tho primaries was tho development or tho possibility that the individual dele gates elected to the State convention would Include a majority of Taft men even though their Instruction by tho county preferonco vote might bind them to vote for a Roosevelt delegation to tne national convention. Tho Taft lenders made this claim and much speculation lias resulted as to tho effect on tho State convention. MAY QUIT AFTER ONE BAEEOT, It was pointed out that President Taft's friends might control the organization o tlie convention, force tho adoption of conservative platform and send a dele gatlon to Chicago which would bo ready to abandon Roosevelt as soon as they considered they had fulfilled their legal duties by voting for him on the first bal lot. None of tho leaders, however, made any such propheslet. A siutement by Representative Mc KInley, manager of the Taft campaign, to tho effect that tho rules of the republl can national committee entitled tho people of the first and fifth congressional dls tricts to Taft delegates In the national convention, slnco they had declared for the President In their preferenco vote, brought this reply from Col. E. C. Car rlnston, chairman of the Maryland Roose volt committee: "Tho call of the national convention! must be subject to the law of Maryland, which provides that a majority of votes In tho Stato convention entitles the candi date having such majority to the entire p dolepates from Maryland." CLARK HAS SAFE MAJORITY. Tho day's developments brought no chongo in tho democratic situation except tc Insure for Speaker Clark several dele gates already counted for him on tho strength of the Indicated county majori ties. Tho Clark men havo enough votci to control tho Stato convention against tho delegates friendly to both Governor Wilson and Governor Harmon. Tho county preferential voto bound SI dele gates to Clark, 44 to Wilson and four to Harmon. T. R. SURE OF FOnt IN KANSAS. Independence, Kans., May 7. Roosevelt supporters will control tho republican Stato convention which meets hero to morrow to namo four delcgates-at-largo to tho national convention. Tho Roose velt dolegates will number 760 out of a total of K6. The convention can Instruct only the delogatos-at-largo. Tho dele gates elected from tho congressional dis tricts will vote at Chicago as they wero Instructed by their districts. WEDDING AT SHELBURNE. Miss DaUy Itusncll Married to Dr. IU C. Drew of ThU City. A wedding of particular interest to jteoplo. of Burlington and Shelburno took place Tuesday evening at the spacious res idence ot Mr. and Mrs. CM. Russell In Shelburno, when their daughter, Daisy, was united In marriage with Dr. Rupert C. Drew, a prominent dentist of this city. Tho ceremony was performed by the 'Rev. W. B. Goodman, pastor of the Shel burno Methodist Episcopal Church, as sisted by tho Rev. Dr. C. V. Grismcr of Burlington. Mrs. Walter James White of Mlddtcbury. a sister ot tho bride, was matron of bonor and Ray P. Tuttlo of Burlington was best man. Tho brido was given away by her father. Tho bridal party entered the drawing room as tne strains of a wedding march floated In. An aisle was formed of pink Cilffon. car ried by Lois Ooodall und Mildred Mar cette. Flowers wero strewn through the alslo by Uttlo Bob Goodman. Very' sweet was the bride In her gown of hoavy whlto Venice satin, cut on train and trimmed with real lace and pearls. Shu woro a voll of white tulle, caught with lily of tho valley, and carried a ahower bouquet of white roses and sweet peas. Tho maid of honor woro lavender crops do chene und carried whlto sweet pea s. Tho tables woro presided over by Mm. Porry E. Russell. Mrs. G. A. Churchill bcrvlng and Mrs. James A. Corry pour ing, nfslsted by Mrs. Mux U Powe.ll. Mrs. Ilucll B. Baldwin, tho Misses Oraco Gloa 8on, Kdua Jones, l.llllan Fenncll and Alta Orlsmer of Burlington, the Misses liaiuia Tracy, Madge Harmon, Janot Har mon and I.ottto Maeck of Shelburne, Mrs. Robert Pinney of Mlddlebury and Mrs. James II. Allen of lissex Junction. Mr. Stanley Tuttlu was nl the punch bowl. Tho ushers wero Porry E. Russull of Bur lington, Dr. Walter J. Whlto of Middle bury, Harris Maeck and Henry Tracy of Shelburne. Very beautiful und Impressive was tho mimto rendered by Burton's orchestra ac companied by Miss Alice Nash. Tho rooms wero decorntod with cut flowers, palms, asparagus, cedar nnd Xems. thu color schoino being pinic anu JjfrwaUuHlio!AWliii library, yellow In the dining room. Tho flowers wero beautifully and artistically arranged by Mrs. Mary Whlto Corry and Miss lioulso Gates. Tho presents wero many and lcftutlful, consisting of checks, cut glnss nnd silverware. Dr. Drew was graduated from North western University and Pharmlcnl Collcgo of Illinois. Th bride Is a graduate of tho University of Vermont and since graduat ing she linji pursued her studies abroad. The young people aro to bo at homo to their friends altar October 1. SENATE PASSES LIABILITY BILL Makes Compensation Mcasura Moro Beneficial nfter Three Hours of Roll Calls. Washington, May 6. Tho Workmen's compensation bill was passed In tho Sen ate to-day, l to 15, substantially as framed by the employers' liability com mission nnd amended only to lncreaso Its benefits. Tho measure, sharply fought by some of tho democrat for several days, now gooa to tha House. A number of amendments wero offered, but only a few wero accepted and those wero with tho acquiescence of Senator Sutherland, in charge of tho bill. Tho principal changes, made durlns threo hours of roll calls, provide thnt compensation for accidental Injury and death of railroad employes shall contlntio to children until they aro 16 years old and would extend payment In tho cas' of daughters until they aro 0 unless soon er married. In genoral, tho bill would provide nn exclusive remedy and compensation for accidental disability or death to employes of railroads in interstate commerce or the District of Columbia on tho theory of Insuring each employe against results ot injury In employ ment without reference to contributory negligence or any of tho rules of com mon law limiting employers' liability It would provide medical scrvlco for tho Injured and means for money re covery proportioned to the pay of tho victim. It Ie tho outcomo of a long In vestigation by the commission and strongly urged by President Taft. In tho long debate which preceded passage of the bill, many senators took part nnd there wero spirited passages. Senator Root, favoring tho bill, sold Its great advantage would bo tho "relief of the laboring men from the dass of law yers who aro fattening on thoir mis fortunes." Senator Reed, who led the long fight against tho measure, declared that heads of organized labor had not fairly repro ecntcd their orders in giving endorsement to the bill. Find out where you want to go, through reading tho want ads, before trying to find a placo to room. I IS Winter Wheat Will Pall 60,000,. 000 Bushels Short of Last Year's Yield. Wasldngton, May 7. Tho May crop re port of tho department of agriculture, is sued at 2:15 p. m. to-day, disclosed a de cidedly unfavorable condition. Winter i a heat, owing to the rigorous winter, will produce an estimated crop of about A 000.000 bushels less than that of last year. Moro thnn one-fifth of the area planted last fall waa abandoned owing to tha severe wlntor, leaving an average almost IS per cent, loss than that harvested last year. Tho averago condition of winter wheat was 5.5 per cent, below tho 10-year average condition. Spring planting was less than half-dono and spring plowing was only 52.S per cent, completed May 1, compared to 67.0 per cent, for tho previous 10 cars. GUESSES 10,000,001 TOO IDW. Chicago, May 7. Although gussos went wrong on the government crop report to day nnd put tho total estimated yield rf wheat lo.WO.OOO bushels too low. tho fact developed too late to Influence tho mar ket. Tho close, which waa tlrm, ranged from a shade down to 5-3 higher as com pared with the night beforo. Corn made a net gain of 1-4 to 3-S a l-2c; outs finished 1-8 off to 3-8 up, and provisions varying from a shade decline to 17 1-Sc advance. For the most part It was a watting day In wheat Good rains In Knnsns and neighboring State and tho merely frac tional rise In Liverpool In rospons.0 to the strength on this side, modified tho bulllfh feeling. Operators here, howover. hosltated to pros tho market either way, owing to tho uncertainty over crop figures. Delay In seodtng In North Dakota tended to causo a reaction toward a hlgherloval, after the market had un Jcrgono a moderate dip. Besides. Hour wus on the advance Tne conse quence was a firm close nt virtually the highest point of tho session. Be tween tho opening and tho wind up, July lluctuat.?l from 113' to 1H4, with last sales 114?! and , exactly 'i cent owr last night. Complaints concerning tho quality of seed put tho corn market on the up grade. Tho weather and Increased acreage woro lost slgnt of, shorts cov erlng freely. July ranged from 70S and to 77c and clos.nl s.teady, and V, net higher, nt "Hie and Cash Brain ruled firm. No. 2 yollow was quoted at SI. In tho provision pit selling on tho part of foreign houses acted ns a Jrag on tho market, Lard and ribs wero held 'Jnwn. Advancing prices for corn and hogs, howover, lifted pork 7c and 10 to 17H. WAS NATIVE OF VERMONT. Alma, Mich., May o. Amnil W. Wright, philanthropist and multi-million- aire, died nt his home here to-day, aged K. Death was duo to a stroko of parlysls. Ho was born In Vermont and camo to Michigan in 1&. Ho accumulated his fortune lu the lumber Industry, ANTIQUATED DEVICE. Tho First Burglar (contemplating fa ther's Invention) Wot abaht tho bloomln' burglar ularni? Tho Second Burglar May as well put It In the bag; wo can get fcomethln' for tho bells, p'raps. London Sketch. The contract for officers' uniforms for tho newly appointed officers for tho I'nl- vcr.Mty of VerniqntUiaa-peen-'awardcd to MAY REPOR EVERY EFFORT TO STEM THE FLOOD Fifteen Louisiana Parishes AL. ready under Water 100,000 Aro Homeless Thero. NEW SECTIONS 60 UNDER Engineers Bolieve They Can Hold All the Levees Left Intact but Danger Is by No Means Past. New Orleans, May 5. Largo section r. 15 Louisiana parishes vfst of the M -slsslppl river aro under water, four ot parishes havo some flood water nnu i bound to get more this week, appro.u mntely lOo.OOO people 111 that '.rrri a i havo been driven from their hor , trains are taking out hundreds of fun -lies dally, fleets of motorboats and ski" aro being used to rescuo marooned p -pie, about a dozen lives till told b-".a been sacrificed, rations to the valU' several hundred thousund dollars 1 n been distributed union? tho refuf sheltered In nil manner of houses, fr i i cabins ty churches anil lodgo bulldli Eviry duy brings stories of suti. in new sections Inundated. Protection of tho remaining I i along the Mississippi river from mouth of tho Red river south is I ever, causing deepest concern i present. Millions of dollars wort' property Is nt stako and thousand-, lives would be Jeopardized if some the biggest off tho levees should v. way. Federal engineer., State and par' h officials and an array ot mon, s'i" ed along tho rlvi-r from a pn.nt miles below New Orleans to the I, river, aro bending every energ- u provo themselves equal to thu tu assigned them. REPORTS MORE RE VSSt'RIV ; Reports to-day were moro r.r r Ing than on yesterday and ?tate m glneors declared they hav faith in their ability to hold every remain'npr lovco on tho Mississippi. But the dan ger is not past by any mean?. Lack of labor, dun largely to tha unconcern of negroes who have been drawing government rations, has been tne most sorious drawback. Stringent tactics have been forced upon tha offi cials and planters, however, anil to day Governor Sanders ordered tho Louisiana militia to round up Eon negroes and make them do work r tho lovees, at tho point of rliles C nocessary. Thero is alarm among some of the res -dents of New Orleans, though the dull statements of the city officials and leveo board engineers aro reassuring. Extreme precautions havo been token to meet any emergency nnd nt points all along the river barges nnd Hat car.s are loaded with timber, sand sails, wheelbarrows, shovels and other material necessary. In the "third district" of New Orlf-rt the situation Is still grave and n t' sand laborers workrd all dav to-dn- I ? In dirt between tho levees nnd the ri . -ment3. The water Is over tho do, iv lplnnndo street and tho rear of t Southern Pacific transfer station is 1 i inches deep In water. Work continued to-night and armr l suards patrolled the levies at all vol: points In the city. CIRCUS PERFORMANCE FOR $100,000,000 YOUNGSTER Washington, May 7 The Barnum ,; Uallcy circus gave a spe la I performs - n yesterday for ono child Tho . . youngster was three-year-old V n i Walsh McLean, tho SlOO.Ooo.fn) son t 11 ir. and Mrs. Edward Bcal McLean. By special arrangement, babv Vi i had the freedom ot tho circus gro i from twelve o'clock until the after i performance. Ho nrrl'ed in a touring car, nci C'ln panled by Master John Havenith, t, of the Belgium minister, in time to se tho animal fed. After making friends with tho ele phants and riding on a camel, baby McLean witnessed a number of oven's In tho big circus tent, occupied only by blrasolf nnd his Uttlo party. Tb i clowns cavorted around tho ring. , bareback rider In golden sp-ingle leapod through hoops, and Vinson's fascinated eyes watched the bin trupozo performers unflinchingly. DIES AT AGE OF 99 YEARS. llut!and"M Oldt-xt I'lUxi-n Krtnlueil Mental Fncuttlen to the l.uit. Rutland, May 7 -Robert Patterson, RutlondV, oldest citizen, and the ol loe, member of the foiigregauon il Chur i, died at 1.13 o'clock this afternoon nt f homo of his nophow, Albert L. Davis. Mr. Patterson was in his Mth year, nnd I I been a member of tho Congreg.u, .m il Church for 1 .wars. Death was du. to. bronchitis. lie was bom In MontlK-ller In 3S:3, .m.J Rutland had been his Homo sinco he t threo years old Ho married Miss Ha -rlet Davis of East Plttsford In 1&54. 1 I U tho death of his wife, 21 years agi. Mr. Patterson sold his farm to his nephew, . L. Davis. I'ntll eight weeks ago, he was e. -r i tlonally vigorous for a man ot nis ycir, nnd remained In full possession of h. mental faculties to tho last. When 31 years old, ho took a trip to Florida. Ho Is survived by threo nephews, A L. Davis, George Patterson of Park street nnd Wlllnrd lnttlorson of Florida; ami four nieces. Miss Elizabeth M. Patterson, Mrs. lluttlo Raim and Mrs. Nellie Stove l son of Lowell and another In Florida. Tho funeral will bo held at eleven) o'clock Friday morning rft burial will bo In East Plttsford cemetery. TEAM FROM BARRE UNLIKELY. Barro, May 7. Burro baseball fans) mot to-night to hear tho report of tin eommtttoo appointed to confer wltn thu Barro nnd Itnllan Athlotlc clubs, but tho committee was not present. Tha B, A. C, Is favorable to tho plnni to represent tho city In tho proposed! State league but the 1. A, C, madu no doilnllo statement. Alterations In tho trotting park ano finances woro discussed, Nothing do-, finite was done and It is doubtful 1 Barxe.lti.-i'opioscatcd lu tho -league,