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VOL. LXXXVH. NEW SERIES VOL. LIS.
BURLINGTON, VT., THURSDAY, Al'fU'ST 1, 1912.
NUMBER 5.
WILSON EXPLAINS
TARIFF PUN
Favors a Gradual Revison and
Not a Reduction at
One Sweep.
fALKS WITH MANUFACTURER
Tells Interviewers That His Ideas
and Those of Representative
Redfield of Brooklyn
Coincide.
Ben OIrt, N. Y July 31 Revision of
the tariff should not bo made lit one
sweep liut should Ijo graJunl imil
thorough, In the opinion of Governor
Wilson announced . to-night. The
Governor so declared In his llrst lls
cusslon of tho question for publica
tion sinco he wrote his speech of ac
ceptance, after a long conference this
afternoon with Representative Itod
lleld of Brooklyn, whom lie considers
one of the best Informed men In tho
country on tho tariff.
"Wo are all agreed on thnt," the
Governor said when Interviewers ask
el lilm If his views coincided with
those of Mr. Itolfield on a gradual re
duction of the tariff. "I founl Mr.
Redflold a remarkably Interest lug man.
Most people that talk tarilT, talk Ken
oral principles; he talks facts. Ho
knows so many facts about the tariff.
He Is a manufacturer and has sol.l
goods .'ill over the world so that he
knows what he Is talking about."
ftcr the conference Mr. Rodflcld told
the reporters that he and the Governor
ban talked on three topics, the tariff, the
trusts and the scientific training of voting
farmers as a means of lowering the high
rost of living. On the tariff, he said, the
governor's views coincided witli his own.
'We talked of tho need of a general
downward revision on almost every
schedule In tho tariff," Mr. Redflold said.
'The levlsion should be thorough hut
(hould be made by degrees. We should
mal.e progress slowly, In my opinion, in
Head of trying to clear too much at one
Jump. I'or Instance, If a ."l-polnt i educ
tion is decided upon in any one schedule.
It would be better to make two l.'i-polnt
reductions at different times Instead of a
tinge i eduction. We want to reform the
tariff, but we don't want to do more
harm than good. I think the Governor's
iews are clear and steady and that he
has no thought of acting rashly or
hastilj
"The Governor has his own low s as
tr t'lrnoughm -s and moderation in di al
ing Ith the trusts. We Hiked eon'-ldcr-il-lv
.bout them. It Is mv oplnlc n that
th( Governor believes that the govern
ment shoi.ld first establish Its own pol
Io so clearlv that it ran he readily un
derstood instead of being misinterpreted.
huslnesfi men and lawyers and every
body else have been divided as to what
the herman anti-trust law real'y means,
Writ tills law means should be estab
lished dearly, then It should be enforced
hr lartlally "
Governor was deeply interested,
' Itedfleld said, in scientific training
rf oung men in farming. This, Mr Uod-S-'
1 said, the Governor thought would
r n much in reducing the high cost of
living, inasmuch as tho fat mors of Amer
ica, do not produce, per acre, so much
ns the farmers of other countries nnd
ore producing no more, and In some
caE less, than they produced per acre
n ir ago.
"If the production per acre be In
crei ped," ho vald, "tho farmer makes
mors money and at tho same time the
price ot his products Is lowered."
Governor AVllson's speech of acceptance,
which he left Sea Girt to write 10 days
ngo, is not yet quite ready for the printer.
The Governor revised It in typewritten
form to-night. To-morrow It Is expected
It will bo put In type.
NEWS TOLD IN BRIEF.
A census shows that there are Cl.'JTO
persons In tho Panama canal zone.
A woman voter registering In Ta
coma, Wash., fainted when the clerk, as
required by law, asked her ago.
John Druse, farmer, near Washington,
was Instnntly killed when lie lifted a high
voltage wiro with a pitchfork.
With 1.1R3.7BS Handles Idle at New Bed
ford there Is a decreaso of cotton cloth
production of 3,211 miles a week, or a mllo
minute, representing liviico.
Brlg.-Gon, Forrest H. Hathaway, U. S,
A,, retired, died suddenly of apoplexy
Monday at his home in 1'ortland, Oregon,
aged 67 years.
Grief over the dentil of her son, Jacques
Futrclle, the author, who went down with
the Titanic, is believed to havn caused
the death at Adrian, On,, of Mrs, Untile
Futrelle.
Former 1'nlted States Senator William
D. Washburn, for many years prominent
In tho political life of tho nation, and one
nf tho leaders In the upbuilding of tho
Northwest, Is dead at Minneapolis, Minn.,
Bged bl years.
The Minneapolis city council has voted
o accept Andrew Carnegie's offer for
lt2r.,U00 to erect blanch Minnies, Ignoring
llio protest that it Is "tainted money."
The foreign born in New York city
number 1,027,703 white and 1C.G54 colored,
while tho New York metropolitan district
registers 2,2x,iO mole forelgncis than
there wero In the entire United States In
1M0.
A (log chasing a rabbit op the estnto
of tho Hlnlde-Smiths at Hryn Mawr, Pa.
followed tho cotton tall Into a drain pipe
which empties tho water from a $10,0V)
.swimming pool, got stuck In the pipe and
ut was nfCfssary to tear up the handsome
y-"o to release the dog,
HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT,
THE NEWS BY COUNTIES
ADDISON COUNTY
MIDDLEBURY
Deputy Shorlff Howard Blrchard of
Shoreham camo to town Tuesday, July 13,
tn search of a band of gypsies, who had
been in camp near Shoreham the two pre
vious days. Mr. Blrchard was In com
munication with State's Attorney Frank
W, Tuttle asking for a warrant for the
arrest of the party on tho charge of steal
ing $14 of Daniel Sullivan ot Shoreham.
The women among the gypsy gang set up
as fortune tellers and told Sullivan' for
tune. Sullivan paid for tho spiel and his
brother, Morris, also hnd his good fortune
told, which cost him only $7. Accompan
ied by Deputy Noble J. Hanford, Deputy
ISirchard went tn New Haven Wed
nesday, to which place tho strollors
had taken their way. They succeeded In
recovering the whole of tho amount with
ft In coots.
The special village meeting Friday
night was largely attended. Tho meeting
was called to order at eight o'clock by
Moderator John K. Weeks nnd tho warn
ing was to see what sum, If any, tho vil
lage would vote to raise for more perma
nent ronds to bo built this season or the
first of next. .1. H. Unttolph presented a
resolution to raise $!2,fl, and made a mo
tion to thateffect Joseph Battell mode the
motion that It be laid on tho table and a
ballot was rolled, resulting In 146 voles,
69 no, and S7 yes. As a consequence there
will be no more roads built this season.
The Hev. Richard 11. I'sten, pastor of the
Memorial Baptist Church, has gone to Old
Orchard, Me., where he will join his fam
ily, who have been there for the past few
weeks, for a month Miss Clara Danyeau,
who has been visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mr.". Ilartwell Dnnyonti, for the past
few weeks, has returned to her home In
Says Metzger and Aseltine Be
lieve They Are Going to
Be Elected.
Oyster Bay, N. T July 01. With tho
preliminary 'organization of the national
progressive party practically completed,
Colonel Roosevelt turned his attention to
day to plans for the campaign which Is to
begin soon after the Chicago convention.
Harry F. Cochems of Wisconsin, formerly
i lieutenant of Senator I. a Follotte, who
has heen drafted for service in the nation
al progressive hcndquui ters In New York,
came to Oyster ll.iv to discuss with tho
ex-presldent the line of attnek In Wiscon
sin and other States In tho Central West.
Vermont has reported that the national
progressive movement is making rapid
headway.
Mr Metzger, who is a candidate for
governor, and Mr Aseltine, a candidate
for lleutenant-govei nor, came to see me,"
said Colonel Roosevelt, "and said that
thove outside of Vermont had no Idea
how strongly the people of that State
were moved. I bey Have tlie regular
organization, the whole political machine.
mil the money against them. There are
no politicians of experience with them,
but thev believe thev have the people with
thMn and feel very confident as to the
outcome.
Col. Roosevelt expressed no concern at
reports from Washington that only six
or eight republican members of Congress
had decided to leave their party to Join
the national progressive movement.
The opinion was expressed by associ
ates of Colonel Roosevelt that rome "pro
gressive" republicans in Congress were
waiting to see what happens at Chicago
eforo taking a definite position. It is
planned to foice republican candidates,
specially those In "progressive" States,
to (leelnr themselves quickly as for or
against Colonel Roosevelt Those who
wish fo remain on tho republican ticket
and will agree to support the Roosevelt
candidates for electors will not be op
posed hy national progressive candidates.
The others, according to the present
plan, will be 'onf touted hy rivals on the
national progressive as well as the demo
cratic ticket.
rt is Colonel Roosevelt's Intention
to makn as strong a fight as possible
to obtain the election of national pro
gressive congressmen who would sup
port h'm should ho bo elected and
lepresont tho now party In Congress
in event of his defeat. Even Colonel
Roosevelt's son-in-law. Congressman
Nicholas Lnngworth of Cincinnati', Is
not to be exempt, It being plannel to
run n national progressive candidate
against him In his district.
Mr. Cochems said he regaricrt the
outlook In Wisconsin as encouraging,
despite the opposition, of Senator La
Follettc to Colonel Roosevelt.
AMERICAN LHAQUE STANDING.
Won. Iost. Pet.
ROOSEVELT HEARS
VERMONT NEWS
Hoston 67 30 .KOI
Washington r,0 37 ,H2fl
Philadelphia n 41 .673
Chicago 4S j ,511
Detroit 48 W) .4!")
Cleveland 45 1,2 ,4'il
New York 31 r,l .3:1"
St. Isolds j ,311.-,
NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDING.
Won. Lost, Pet.
New Yolk (;7 j ,7;;,;
Chicago r7 31 .t;y,
Pittsburg E2 OT ,r,
Philadelphia 43 ,r,l
Cincinnati 4t 49
S'- r"'" 41 nr. ,127
Urouklyn x, ,19 .372
I toslOII "-, W 'm7-
I'tiaeo between Italy nil J Turkey Is
a near possibility. Turkey has al
ready drawn up ,ni submitted to thn
Italian government the Jruft of a
treaty of peace, which concedes to
Italy acquisition of Trlpnlltnnla. but
Italy must engage to promote clvlllza
tlon along Moslem lines ani pay pen
sions to Arab windows.
Cambridge, N. Y.Tho Rov, Houghton
and family, who have been visiting Mrs.
Houghton's parents, Mr. and Mrs, Walter
Billings of Case street, have returned to
Northfleld after two works. William J.
Poullot, who has heen In the employ of
Rogers & Wells for tho past few months,
has re-signed and gono to Springfield,
Mass., whore ho has a position. Mrs. H.
D. Bacon and daughter, Ruth, of Char
lotto, N, C, are visiting Miss Noonan of
Seymour street for a few weeks. Mat
thew Calhoun arrived Friday night from
Boston, having been called home on ac
count of tho serious Illness of his brother,
John Calhoun. Roger Ryan, while at
work at the Mlddlebury branch of tho
Vermont Marble company's plant here,
received a painful Injury to his right hand
by being pierced with a rusty nail. James
Peterson, who has been bondsman for
Frank Meehan of Salisbury, delivered him
to Deputy Sheriff N. J, Sanford at the Ad
dison county Jail Into Thursday night.
Median was found guilty of shooting
deer out of season at the December term
of the Addison county court. After his
trial Meehan disappeared and his bonds
man had some troublo locating him i
that he could stand trial in the county
court. Royal Hoardman of Chcson, Wash
ington, has moved his family hero and
will conduct the l.uther Boardman farm
south of thin village. B. F. Wales has rc
lurned to Rutland after spending a few
days with his family on Weybrldge street.
- A gang of eight linemen are here from
Rutland making repairs on the Western
I'nlon telecraph lines throughout this
section. Edward Erlckson and Hlwyn
Smith have returned from Proctor, where
thev have been visiting at their former
homes. Mr. nnd Mrs. T.oyal I. Hrown
and Miss Mary Hrown of Providence, H.
, and Mrs. William R. Drown of Paw
tucket. It. I., aie visiting here for two
weeks. Mis. James Dumas and daughter
have returned from Ilrandon. The trus
tees of the village have purchased from
John I'osley n piece of land In the south
part of the village, where the sewer emp
ties. The amount given was ?12.".
John Hopkins Calhoun, oungest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Calhoun of South
street, who was taken III a week ago with
pneumonia, died at his home Monday
morning at 10:1,1 o'clock at the age of
24 years. He Is survived by his parents,
two sisters, Mrs. M. R. Hurt o- Oswego.
N V., and Miss Isabelle Calhoun of this
village, and two brothers, James and Mat
hew Calhoun of Boston. Mr. Calhoun was
a popular young man and will be misled
by his many friends. He was a member
of Otter Creek Hodge, No. S3, K. of P., of
this village. About 10 o'clock Sunday
evening an alarm was sounded for
a fire In one of the barns at the Addison
County Fair grounds. The fire depart
ment's services were not needed as the
blaze, was out on their nrrlval. The fire
was dlscoveied by some horsemen who
occupy some of the stables there. They
promptly notified Fremont Abbey and
N. J. S.ifford, who were near, who prompt
ly sent In the alarm, and at the samu
time took some baud fire-extinguishers at
the cotintv J. ill. They soon had the blaze
out. The fire started from some old
clothes that were rolled up and left In one
of the mangers. The damage was small. -Mlsi
Maude Hammond, who has been
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 11.
A. t'eck on Him street, has returned to
W'nlpolo. N. 11. The cattle shipment Mon
day consisted of three carlo. 11 tin. The
Misses Faith and Until Walker
have returned after three weeks in
New Yoik and Rutherford. N. J.
Call Mead, who has been visiting
his mother, Mrs. Mead of College street,
has n turned to New York. The
Labaiee society of the Congregational
Church held a well attended meeting with
Mrs. Frank A. Farnvortli Monda. aft
ernoon. The Weber Construction com
pany of Chicago, who bad the contract
for tho building of the chimney at the
Central heating plant at the college, have
completed tho Job. The chimney Is l.T, feet
high and II feet In diameter on the bot
tom and Is made of cement concrete.
Henry Donor was leading In the cattle
yaid a cow which he had sold to go to
market Sunday afternoon when the ani
mal became enraged on Main street and
bioke away Fm innately It did no haim
to anybody and the only other damage
done was to an automobile, which it ran
Into, bending the fender. Fish and Game
Waiden George Chnfl'ee ariested K, 11.
Spragite of Brooklyn, N. Y., Saturday for
catching and having In his possession 10
short trout. He was fined fl for each trout
and costs, amounting to J1S.M which ho
paid. Monday, market day, eggs brought
23 to 21 cents and butter 3 tn 21. The lo
cal passenger station has been moved
across the tracks, but it will be soveral
days before the building Is turned around.
The baggage room has been made Into a
temporary ticket offlc and waiting room
until the other Is placed In position and
repalied. Guy W. Ilundy, who hns been
for the past two months superintending
construction of the chimney at the new
power house at the college, went Sunday
to Sheldon Springs, where he has 11 simi
lar Job. Harry Brusso accompanied him -Among
people here from out of town are
George T. Dlmmock and Charles P.
Menme of Urandnn, H. D. Nichols of Wor
cester, .tin sb James J Wright of Orange,
N J., William C. Chester of Hrattlehoro
and Frank ,. tonglas of Goshen, lnd
Young Chnrlntte Tnylor, who has been
111 with diphtheria for several dnys, was
reported to be somewhat better Mondav
When rural mall carrier John Doody
got to his home Monday afternoon he
fouml a gang of 10 gypsies encamped on
his I, mil. Mr. Dondv oidered them to
tnovt on nnd they refused, He persisted
In ordering them off and some of tho
men came at him with clubs. Mr. Doody
hit two of them with the butt-end of
'his whip, but escaped without Injury to
himself lie telephoned to the village for
assistance and Deputy Sheriff N. J. San
ford and Chief of Police Frank Warren
droo out lo tho scene. The trespassers
wein lllllllly forced lo take up their
mal ill to other quarleis and headed
toward the south, but not until after
they had paid a small amount for dam
ages anil lusts of the officers. They en
camped again foi the night at about a
mile distant. There was only a small
vole east at the special election fur con
glissmim lu this town Tuesday after
noon. Most of the fanners weie busy at
h.iMiig nnd other f.uni woik and so failed
to pin In an appearance. Constahlu C.
J, Seeley presided and tho ballot clerks,
wero Krfd M. I'Viole and 15. P. Seymour.
The funeral of John 11 Calhoun was
ROSENTHA
mm
TEN DAYS OF LIFE
Gamblers Add Another Chapter
to Their Amazing -Allegations
about Becker.
MURDER WAS SET FOR JOLT 6
They Say Assassins' Courage
Failed and That Lieutenant
Said "I'll Have to Do
It Myself."
New York, July St -Police Lieutenant
Charles Pecker, head of tile "strong arm
squad" of gambling raiders, who Is
chnrged with Instigating the murder nf
Herman Rosenthal, was to-night further
Implicated in the plot to get rid of the
gambler when "Raid Jack" Rose and
"Hridgle" Webber added another chap
ter to their already amazing allegations.
They told District Attorney Whitman
that Rosenthal was to have been killed
at the Instigation nf Rocker in days be
fore he actually met his fate, nnd that
tho plot failed because tho underworld
thugs selected to do the murder lost
their nerve at the last moment.
Tho district attorney spent the greater
part of the afternoon with Rose nnd
Webbel In their cells at the West Side
police station and under the promise of
leniency which the proxecutoi has given
them they talked freely. They gavu lit
tle additional infoimation regarding tho
5-ll.,IMl rillKl which thev nll..ee,l III.,,,., I
resoits paid for police protection in the
do cry year, but their stoiv of the
nlleged iinxiet Uf Lieutenant Heckcr be
cause of Rosentblll's tbrejilf.no.l ,.v,.
ures was amplified to tho district attor
ney and In the pioseeutor's opinion he
strengthened his evidence against Pecker.
ASSASSINS LOST TIIKIR .VICRYL.
The "plot that failed" was to have
been brought to its climax at the gar
'Jen restaurant on .Mst street on Sat
urday night. July fi, when Rosenthal
nn.l his wifo wero dining there, ac
cording to the account told bv Rose
to Mr. Whitman as spokesman for the
two gamblers. With Rosenthal anil
his wife at the time was Jack Sulli
van, the n- v ho., now under arrest
for alleged (o'npll. ity In tho murder.
Rose hiinj,elf engineered tho "Job" and
brought to the restaurant "a fleet of
thugs" who were to do the actual
shooting. aiTordliig to Rose. Two of
the hired assassins were "Gyp the
Hlood" au l "Left.'." Louie, who aro
wanted by the pollen as two of the
men who actually shot Rosenthal 10
days later In front of tho Hotel Mot-
ropole. Hecker at that time was
downtown. Rose said, waiting for the
murder plot to be consummated.
"Rocker had talkel with mo every
day," Hose said. "He kent savine- to
me, 'Why don't you kill this fellow
off?' Rosenthal would have been kill
ed off that night If the bunch hadn't
lost their nerve. They got the notbui
after they reacheJ tho restaurant that
a detective was on to them. After
giving up the assassination, we wont
to 'liridgie' Webber's place and there
we met Pecker. lie denounced us
nil up and down.
" 'You are all a lot of cowards,' he said.
'I'll have to do it myself.' "
Rosenthal, It was recalled by the dis
trict attorney, when he heard the story,
had but a few days betore this made his
first complaint against Rec.ier charging
that the police lieutenant was a pnrtner
In his gambling house
THINKS. HICOKHR WILL 'SQl'LAL '
Although I Seeker, still In the Tombs,
has thus fur lefused to make any state
meiit other than that he Is Innocent nnd
that his nllght Is the result of u "frame
up" on the part of his enemies In the
gambling fraternity, Rose predicted to the
district attorney to-day that the police
lieutenant would eventually break down
and tell all he knew.
The district attorney expressed con
lldcnco to-night Hint If Hecker would talk
frankly, his evidence would open the door
to the larger phase of tho Rosenthal case,
namely, tin general extent of the police
graft system In w'hleh Rose has declared
several high police ofllclals are involved.
So far Mr. Whitman has obtained little
real evidence against the men mentioned
by Rose as heads of the "four graft
bureaus" through which Rose alleged that
about JiW.ii'O each was collected as vice
protection money and distributed. The
district attorney Is not relying solely
upon Rose's story, lie expects to call be
fore the grand jury scores of witnesses
who may have knowledge of graft rela
tions between the gamblers and tho
police.
"Hridgle" Webber told the district attor
ney to his own payment to Becker for
police protection of his gambling house
was $200 a month but that this rato was
a small one compared with the sums lev
led on larger establishments.
SAYS HHCKKIt WAS PRHSHNT.
Ho and Rose both said that In Manhat
tan alone there wero probably a hundred
gambling houses paying tribute to the
police and that the sum total of $2,100,000
paid annually was a conservative llgure.
Wobber Incidentally wild to-day that
Hecker was preionl when the money was
produced which went to the thugs blied
to kill Ituseiitlml. Shortly after the mur
der, be said, Hecker met Rose nnd Web
ber'ln front of the Murray Hill baths and
'.aid
"Now Hridgle,' you will have lo give
theso boys soiiie money to get out of
town. I'll llx It up with you later." Web
ber said that lie then handed $t,(A In large
bills to Rose who later transferred It to
Sam Sebepps 011 "ial afternoon
Schepps gave It "'yp the Hlood" and
"Lofty" Louie In front of the TimeH hullc'-
Ing. . ,
In corroboration of this statement nf
Webber, the district attorney has tho
WALDO COMES TO DEFENSE
OF POLICE DEPARTMENT
Accepts Full Responsibility Becker's Activities
Have Been Watched anoid by Men
He Di61 .n!uiow.
Nerw Torb, July 31. Pollca Commis
sioner Waldo In an Interview to-night
made his first extended statement re
garding police conditions which have
been discussed bo widely since tho Ros
enthal murder. The commissioner spoke
In part as follows:
"I have been my own man In the of
fice of police commissioner. Tho mayor
has given me absolutely free rein In the
conduct of this office. I am responsible
and I welcome an Investigation.
"Whenever, In my Judgment, a police
Inspector was to be reduced and a police
captain promoted to his place, X have
made the demotion nnd the promotion
without consulting tho mayor,
"If there Is a system' that Is more cor
rupt than In previous years, Indeed if
there l.s nearly so much collusion between
members of the foice and the criminal
elements as In any previous police admin
istration of which there is record, 1 am
here to accept the whole responsibility."
Declaring that his task as commissioner
bos been to reorganize the department,
Mr. Waldo quoted numerous statistics
showing thnt complaints of various crimes
had greatly decreased during his adminis
tration while convictions In many cases
had Increased. He continued: "I have
plenty nf accusations, plenty of stnte
ments that gambling Is more prevalent In
this city than ever before, all sorts of
vague charges and Inuendoes. What I
have not seen, and should like very much
to see, is a list of notorious establishments
who, he said, would testify that they saw
Webber and Rose talking tn Hecker In
front of the Murray Hill baths shortly
after the murder.
DAtiO FRANK' COLLARS ICS
Aftet his arraignment again Into to
day befoie Coroner Felnberg, "Dago
Frank" Orol'le!, who Is charged with
being one of the actual slayers of Ro
senthal, was led weeping back to his
cell In the Tombs. Clrnflci's collapso led
to reports lint lie was about to make a
statement telling all he knew of the kill
ing. No ifflclal confirmation of this
could b obtained. Assistant District At
torney Mors, who appeared for tho State
before the coroner, and Deputy Police
Commissioner Dougherty were In confer
ence regarding "Dago Frank's" case
after the hearing and appeared immensely
pleased with developments. Tho fact that
Clroflci'h attorney made no objection to
having his hearing before the coroner
continued until to-morrow, also lent
strength to the rumors of a conilnf:
statement.
In "Dago Frank's" behalf, howevei, It
was stated by Ills counsel. Cacsai De
Lai i.i, that an alibi would be proved.
Three witnesses will appear, Mr. Debar
ra s.ilu. to show that at the time of the
shooting Ciroflcl was In Harlem seek
ing to obtain ball for a woman who had
been arrested.
HARD LRHAL RATTLH A 1 1 HA D.
That a hard legal battle In behalf of
Lieutenant Pecker will be made from tho
time he Is brought Into court was
Indicated to-day by arrangements said to
have been made by his attorney to ob
tain every delnv possible for Ills client.
The main attack. It Is said, in the eaily
stages will be in on the hurried Indict
ment found against Hecker at a night
seolon of the grand jury, claiming that
It was Irregular. Kvery effort of the
prosecution to hurry Hecker to trial will
he fought vigorously.
An evident halt In the pi ogress of the
State's ease against Hecker became
noticeable to-day. This is said to be due
largely to the gieat amount of work In
volved In ''tiding corroborative evidence
to support the statements of Rose,
Webber and Vallon upon which the
Decker Indictment was based, Probably
a hundred or more witnesses must be
looked up and their statements taken, It
Is said, uirt many of 'hese have not been
found yet. Tho attention given by
the authorities to running down the
charges of grafting on the part of cer
tain police ofllclals alsi has delayed work
upon the Pecker charge to some extent,
PUCKER'S MEN T R A N S KT5 R R E D .
One direct result of the graft charges
against the police canie to-day when four
members ot the "strong arm squad" for
merly commanded by Lleutennnt Pecker,
who wen- employed In getting evldtnco
against gambling resorts, were trans
ferred to precinct duty. Tho four men
tinr.sl'erred are James C. White, Chnrles
C. Slelnert, Jos. H. Shepard and Herman
Schwartz. Public attention has recently
been attracted to tho opciatlons of the
"strong arm" men through tho large ex
pense iii counts submitted In gathering
evidence against gamblers.
The allegation by "Paid Jack" Rose
that the graft tribute collected hy cer
tain police officials amounted to $I,too,nfto
annually was ridiculed to-day by John W.
Hart, attorney for Hooker, for whom
Rose declared he had been a collector
front samb!er.
"It will tako more than Rose or half a
dozen like him to make a New York Jury
believe there ever wn.i a fund like that,"
sahr Mr. Hart. This was tho only phase
of his client's caso that Mr. Hart would
disnusM, although, ho had a long confer
ence to-day with Hecker. Uy Mr, Hart's
orders, silence has also been Imposed on
tho accused lieutenant and all thne close
to him. Hecker to-day declared that his
greatest concern at present Is for tits wife.
"The thought of my wife and her posi
tion Is tho worst thing I have lo boar,"
ho said. "Everything Is going lo turn
out all right, however, vou can be sure of
that "
WAS LOYAL SON OF STOWE.
DcHlb In .MlniK-npuIlN of II. ('. Akrley,
I'hllauthroplNl.
Minneapolis, July 31. II C Akeley,
miner, lumber man and philanthropist, Is
dead of heart disease Ho was 78 years
iild. He was a veteran of the Civil War,
lAyatnd n mnmnrtfil hiitMfnir tn Ihn Bnldlnra
of Vermont at his birthplace tn Stowm,
Vt.. nnd also founded a school at Grand
that have not been visited by my men,
closed and kept closed.
"Lieutenant Becker may himself, for
all I know, have murdered Rosenthal.
The district attorney's offlc may havo
ovldence that ho was grafting but It Is an
Indisputable fact, a fact that can be
verified, that his activities for this de
partment wero checked at overy turn!
that he could not have sold out, for he
had nothing to sell. I had other men nt
work around and over htm, men whose
assignments he coulu not have known,
who couifi not have known each other's
assignments. These assignments for
gambling raids have been shifted on many
occasions, nnd could bo shifted at a
moment's notice to any among such a
number of men, that it woild be neces
sary to accuse them all of being partners
In the 'system,' In order to establish the
possibility of their working In concert.
"There has been a sensational murder
followed by a storm of popular Indigna
tion. It Is the time of year when crime
waves start In the hazy distance and
overwhelm the city. It does not need a
Roscnthnl murder tn fan Into flamo tho
public belief that the poHco department
Is dcmornllzed; that the town It at the
mercy of criminal?. The public Is taught
to believe this regularly over" summer,
and the murder ot Rosenthal, which was
a despernte deed nnd may Implicate ono
policeman, will confirm that belief until
the true state of facts Is disclosed by a
thorough Investigation. IOt It come. I
welcome It."
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Improvements of Rutland Trol-
ley System to Be Completed
in Eight Months.
Rutland, July 31. That $."jOO,000 will be
expended within eight months In extend
Itur street railway and power trans
mission lines through tho quarrying dis
tricts and In further developlnn the pub
11c utilities properties of this vicinity.
was the statement to-day or , 8, Bar
stow, president of W. S. Harstow & Co.
of Now York and presldont-to-bo of the
fieneral das A- ipeetrlc company, recent
ly Incorporated. He also said that that
corporation ha.s now completed the pur
chase of f0 per cent, of the caplta.1 stock
of the Rutland Railway, Light & Power
company of this city.
The General Gas .t Electric company, in
which tho W. S. Harstow A- Co. Interests
predominate, was organized to tako over
the Rutland properties, tho Fair Haven
Electric company held In option by the
Rutland concern and the Western Ohio
Railway & Power company. The West
ern Vermont Light & Power company, an
auxiliary to the Rutland company, nnd
organized to obtain moro capital for the
further development of tho latter com
pany, also represents General Gas & Elec
tric company Interests.
One of the first expenditures of the new
owners will be to extend the Rutland-Fair
Haven trolley line to Granville, N. Y.
O. Clement Swenson of New York will
bo secietnry and treasury of the General
Gas & Electric company. The vice-president
has not been selected. The board of
directors Includes; J. Mitchell and J, C.
Bishop of the Redmond company, bank
ers. New Vork; Messrs. Smith and Nash
of the Hoston banking firm of Moors &
Cabot: Messrs L. Kramer and Cooper,
vlce-presldonts of the Equitable Trust
company of New York; G. Tracy Rogers,
president of the Rutland Railway, IJght
.! Power company, and Lucien Tyng,
Georgo C. W hltc, Joseph H. Taylor and
W. S. Harstow of W. S. Harstow & Co.,
i nsineers and managers.
VERMONT NOTES.
Two burglars, after entering tho storo
of W. J. Rice of West Rutland, wero
frightened when a woman who lives nbove
the store came downstairs and asked what
was Wanted,
Edward S. Isham nf Now Vork at
Ills summer home at Manchester was
Vhrown and severely Injured Tuesday
ufternoon wnllo riding his bicycle.
A dckerted Rutland husband says that
his wife erased his name from their mar
riage cortlllcate. and substituted that of
her "affinity," with whom she eloped
The New England's Kat Men's club will
meet at White River Junction during the
State fair ween, holding a banquet on
September 17 A fnt man's tent will be
placed on the grounds.
A forest tire on the road to East Rarre
was subdued Tuesday afternoon after u
hard fighting hy some 30 men. The fire
caught from the sparks of a steam
roller
At tho Dow ner 'State forust Held meet
lug nnd picnic at Sharon In connection
with tho summer school of forestry and
horticulture August 1", brief addresses
will be made by Hon. Allen M. Fletcher,
A. F. Hiiwes, State forester, Prof. J. L
Hills of the. College of Agriculture of the
1'iilveritlty of Viumout, tho Hun. diaries
i futon, Stuto highway commissioner, O. L
Martin, commissioner of Agriculture, and
Clement F. Smith, master of the State
(IraiiMi
AMERICANS HANGED IN MEXICO.
Moxlou Citj, July 31. -Two Americans
weio hanged near Cnnnnta Simorn with
in the past IS hours. Their bodies were
found to-day and tho Incident repot nl
to President Madero to-night by the Gov
ernor of Sonora. Tho Governor has or
dered an Investigation. He believes the
two men were executed by rebels In or
der to prclpltate American Intervention,
the v'U&s ha". not been, Identified..
P 0 HAL
MILLION DOLLARS
ROOSEVELT MAN
FOR FLETCHER
D. Thompson of Barton Sees
Ho Room in Vermont for
Third Party.
TAFT FORCES ACTED FAIRLY
Progressive Principles Best Ad
vanced by Supporting Nomi
nees of the Republican
State Ticket.
Bnrton. July 31. Judge Prank D.
Thompson of this village, one of Ver
mont's two Roosevelt delegates to the
Chicago convention, nnd the recent pro
gressive contestant for Frank Plumtoy's
seat In Congress, will support the repub
lican State ticket. When interviewed to
day. Judge Thompson said:
"Members of the progressH-e wing oJ
the Republican party In Vermont are
solely interested In obtaining progressive
results. I believe that progressive re
sults In Vermont can best be obtained
by supporting the progressive men and
platform of the republican State ticket.
State Issues ore distinct from national
issues. Tho national contest center'!
about the unfairness or fairness tn seat
ing delegates at Chicago. That question
Is in no way connected with our State
Issues. Here In Vermont tho Taft forces
nctcd with entire fairness. Thorn Is abso
lutely no leason why the progressive sen
timent In Vermont should fall to sup
port the Stnto ticket
"Furthermore, the tepubllcan pre-con-ventlon
campaign was clean and above
board. Tho platform stands for tho very
principles which those who bolted aro
seeking to realize."
Judgo Thompson stated that In progres
slvoness the two platforms stood substan
tially the same. He added that while no
criticism could be made of the character
of candidates for office on other tickets,
yet tho republican candidates are obvious
ly better fitted to further the progressiva
cause by reason of past experience and
Identification with the progressive meas
ures of the Republican party of this State.
"The Vermont of recent years has been
working out a progressive policy", said
Judgo Thompson. "The men on the repub
lican ticket have been Identified with these
measures. They are as progressive, and
the platform they stond upon Is exactly as
advanced, as the men and platforms nt
the other tickets. And the progresslvo
ness of tho republican State platform Is it
moro possible and practical kind of pro
gresslveness than that of the other plat
forms." Judge Thompson declared that the beet
way to get results was to stick to ono
line. He added: "We have started tho
progressive ball rolling in Vermont In
the work of the Republican party with
in the State In recent years. We had bet
ter keep right at It and not switch off
nnd lose ground."
Judgo Thompson stated emphatically
that It had been his firm stand from the
first that there was no room In Vermont
for n thltd State ticket, and that the
progressive principles In Vermont would
be better furthered by lending hearty
support to the republican platform and
ticket in this State.
CONTESTS ONLY A PRETEXT
Opinion of Col. J. Gray Batey, Mem
ber of Credential Committee.
Hrnttleboro, July 31. Col. J, Gray Estey,
who was a delegate to tho national re
publican convention at Chicago and a
member of the committee on credentials,
pronounces ns nonsense the claim of the
third-term candidate that the nomination
was stolen from him. Colonel Estey
is at the head of an extensive Industry
In this, his native town, and was for
sevetnl years 111 command of the Vermont
militia. His word Is as good as his bond
and what ho asserts regardng the con
test nt tho Chicago convention carries
conviction. Ho says'
"I was appointed to the committee on
credentials. ,nl s a member of that
committee, i . very good opportunity
to hear and contests which weru
presented.
"I think the claim of the third-term
candidate that there was fraud and that tho
nomination was stolen from him, Ib non
sense, and I do not believe that this con
tention Is anything but nn excuse, be
cause I believe the object was anything
to beat Taft, and to punish President Taft
for not hnvlng favored certain parties
and policies that he was told to favor,
but In my Judgment President Taft Is not
that kind of a man.
"The Impression nn. ' on my mmrt
In the committee on i 'dentlals was
that the contests were In noarly ever'
instance fraudulent nn.l 'trumped-up'
charges. In a few cases there was
somo ground for contest, but not suf
ficient In my Jiilgment to mnke out a
case. I am referring to thd cases
whore the Taft delegates were seated,
As you will doubtless remember, there
were no cas.'s presented to the com
mittee on credentials where Roosevelt
delegates ha.1 beep seated hy tha na
tional committee In fact, there were
no contests presented which ha.1 been
iinanlmnuhlv decided by the nutlonnl
committee, and their course was nat
urally approved. As I observed It, tho
unfairness was all on tho other side,
and this In fully confirmed by the
course now being tnken by tho third
term candl late nnd his supporters.
They now claim they nro fighting tlTo
bosses ati.l bosslsm, but their course,
to my mln.l. rs about the most flagrant
attempt at 'bosslsm' to " this country
nas been Inflicted wl:
The ,i Hedford striki li tin imi-i
two weeks hns cost operatives JJKl.iHki
lost wages, curtailed oloth production S,
OiYl.OOn yards, cost cotton growers 4.Pfln
bales of lost sales, required JIO.OM strike
benefits and coat mills fJOO.OOQ In ciwm,

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