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VOL. XVI-NO. ' 100.
barre.-Vermont; -Friday, july 12, 1912.
Al. Gutterson Starred at Stock
holm To-day
;United States Captured All Three Places
in the Pole Vault, Babcock of Co
! lumbia Being First and Wright
? and Nelson Tied for Second.
Stockholm, July 12. Albert L. Gut
terson of the university of Vermont and
representing the Boston Athletic asso
elation, beat the Olympic record for the
irunning broad jump at the Olympic
'games here to-day. Gutterson, on hi
i first attempt, cleared seven metres and
60 centimetres (24 feet, 11 inches).
' Gutters'on won the final in the event
his first jump being the best made. C. D
Bricker of Canada was second and G.
LAberg of Sweden was third.
A. R. Taipale of Finland won the final
in the discus throwing, best band, hi
'distance being 45 metres and 21 centi
metres. R, L. Byrd of Adrian college
'Adrian. Mich., was second, and James
H. Duncan of New York was third.
Taipale's throw established new Olymp
ic and world's records. Byrd and Dun
can also exceeded the previous Olympic
record. -
Fred W. Kelly of the university of
Southern California won the 110-metre
hurdle race final; and James Wendell
of New York was second.
In the 400 metres fiat race Americans
qualified in the following heats:
James M. Rosenberger of of New York
won the first heat in 55 3-5 seconds.
Melvin W, Sheppard of New York
won the second heat in !6 3-5 i-econds.
James E. Meredity of Mercersburg
cademv was Beeond in the fourth heat.
Donald B. Young of Boston was second
in the fifth heat.
Harold B. Huff of the university of
Michigan won the seventh heat in 50
2-5 seconds.
Edward F. Lindberg of Chicago won
the tenth neat i nan 3-S seconds.
Clarence S. Edmundson of Seattle won
the eleventh heat in 50 1-5 seconds.
Ira N. Davenport of the university
of Chicago was second in the twelfth
Charles D. Reidpath of Syracuse uni
versity was second in the fifteenth heat
In several of the 400-metre heats there
were only two entries, and the run
iners did not extend themselves, as both
jfirst and second men qualified for the
semi-finals. Sheppard and, an English
iman merely covered the course at-a jog
itrot, thus accounting for Sheppard's
slow time of 06 3-5 seconds.
In the semi-finals of the 400-metre flat
Tftee, Charles 1). Reidpath of Syracuse
jwon in 4 7-10 seconds, it being a new
Olympic record. Clarence S. Edmandson
of eSattle was. third. James E. Meredith
:of Mercersburg academy won the third
jheai in the semi-finals in 48 seconds,
thus breaking the Olympic record just
'made by Reidpath, Melvin W. Sheppard
or .New ork was second to Meredith.
Lilliehook of. Sweden, with 27 points,
fwon the modern Pentathlon,- a combina
jtion of dual shooting, 300-metre swim
ming, fencing, riding and 4,000-metro
cross-country run, the lowest score win
wing. Asbrink of Sweden was second
with 26 points, Delaval of Sweden third
Kvith 30 and Lieut. George S. I'attmi,
jr., of the United States fourth with
Three Places in Pole Vault.
The stars and stripes were again raised
on the three flagpoles at the conclusion
of the pole vaulting in honor of Harry S.
Babeock, Columbia university, Kew York,
jMark S. Wright of Dartmouth and
Frank T. Nelson of Yale. The Colum
bia man beat the bolder of the world's
record, but was unable to reach the rec
ord. Wright and Nelson were tied for
second place and will each receive a sil
ver medal.
The swimming last evening furnished
a new world's record for the 400 metres,
free style. Healy, the Australian, in
his trial heat covered the distance in
6:34. He has been made the popular
favorite for the final.
' The wrestling continues slowly. The
assemblage of picked giants of Europe,
who, in scantiest of tights and with sun
browned limbs banc each other about
on platforms all day under a blazing
sun, furnishes a picturesque side show.
( ;The swimming draws a fashionable ar
' ray to the waterside nightly, the. most
popular feature being the women who
do high diving and play polo in tight
ly fitting garments.
Capt. Petterson of Vessel Just in, Tells
of Close Shave in Fog Off Cape.
Boston, July 12. Capt, Petterson of
,the steamer Captain Bennett, which ar
rived late yesterday from Sosuar San
Domingo, reported a narrow escape from
collision in the thick fog off Cape Cod
Wednesday night. The Bennett was
crawling through the fog feeling her
way along with her whistle to avoid a
tow of barges somewhere near in'" the
murk, when a big outward liner shot into
sight right under her bows.
The lookout shouted a warning, and
Capt. Petterson on the bridge rang for
full speed astern. The reversing of her
engines brought her almost to a stop in
a few lengths and the liner tore by
with but a few feet of water separating
the .vessels. Capt. Fetterson said it
was the narrowest escape he bad ever
experienced. He was unable to make
out the name of the liner because of
the thick fog.
Passengers on the steamer reported
that the revolutionists were very active
in San Domingo, and that while the Ben
nett tfas in Sosua, the sound of gueril
la skirmishes could be heard daily from
the town.
Another Child Is Seriously 111 as Re-
! suit of Extreme Hot Waether.
Nashua, N. If., July 12. Mrs. Amanda
E. Bills of Jamaica, "Vt., died yesterday
at the Nashua hospital and ber younger
child remains at the institution in a
dangerous condition.
Her elder child was buried yesterday
at Townshend, Vt. All three were
stricken with illness brought on by the
extreme heat.
The family came from Vermont two
months ago, it being thought that' Mis.
Bills' health would improve here. Mrs.
Bills is survived by her husband, Irving
E. Bills j the baby; one brother, John
Putnam of Jamaica, Vt.; four sisters,
Mrs. Etta Hanson of Nashua, Mrs. Mat
tie Gould of South Wardsboro, Vt., Mrs.
Annie Clark of Townshend, Vt., and
Mrs. Julia Williams of Townshend: one
half brother, Walter H. Putnam of Nash
ua, and one half sister, Mrs. Flora H.
Haskins of Nashua.
Body of Biddeford Man Found in Rear of
Lewiston, Me., July 12. The badly
decomposed body, of a man. which was
later identified as that of "Dolly" Min
nchane of Biddeford, was found yes
terday in the rear of the Provost staldo
on Cedar street not far from the river
bank. Scars on the face, together with
the fact that the stableman who found
the body Says that the body was not
there Wednesday night, leads the po
lice to believe tliat the man may have
met with foul play.
How the man met his death ha riot
yet been ascertained and Coroner
Vaughn, who has the case, will make an
investigation and will have the contents
of the man's stomach analyzed. A small
sum of money, together with a hnlf
pint of whiskey, were found in the nock
ets. The authorities at Biddeford have
been notified.
When Arraigned To-day for Mur
der of George E. Marsh
Body of Marsh Was Found on the Out
skirts of Lynn Last March, ar.d
Dorr Was Arrested at Stock
ton, Cal on the Charge.
Rioting Last Night in Brighton District
of Greater Boston.
Boston. July 12. Street car rioting
broke out in the Brighton district short
ly before midnight last night and four
passengers and two , motormen were
struck by flying missiles. Many win
dows were broken in three different
Mrs. F. Gilford of Newton was struck
on the head by a stone and felled to
the floor of the car on which she was
riding. An unknown jnan was struck on
the elbow by a missile and a motorman
was also injured. '
Miss Lillian Bolton of Ualtham w.-n
struck on the arm by a stone and her
.sister. Miss Clara Bolton, was injured
by flying glass.
Eddie Durnan Is the Three-Mile Sculling
Champion of America.
Toronto, Ont., July 12. Eddie Dur
nan of Toronto, nephew of the famous
Ned Hanlon, easily defeated Willinm
Ha4nes of Boston in a three-mile smili
ng race on Toronto bay yesterday aft
ernoon, thereby retaining the protes
sional championship of America and win
ning a purse of 91,000 a side.
Murnan finished about 20 lengths ahead
f the challenger and was never pressed
after the first mile. The time was very
low. Durnan made the mile and a half
o the turn in !:37 2,5, but took 20:12
5 for the full distance. The weath
er conditions Were perfect.
Salem, Mass1., July 12. William A.
Dorr of Stockton. Cal.. pleaded not guil-
ty in the superior court here to-day to'
an indictment charging him with the
murder of George E. 'Marsh, a wealthy
Lynn manufacturer, whose body was
found on the marshes last March. Dorr
was arrested in California and 'brought
back here for trial. The date for the
trial was not set at to-day's hearing-
In Last Step Toward Taking Over of
Crawford Notch.
Concord, N. II, July 12. The last step
in the process of turning over to the
people of New Hampshire the lands in
the Crawford Notch region will be taken
next week, when the commission ap
pointed by the Btate supreme court will
begin its series of hearings as to the
damage that must be nssessed.
The members of the board are former
Attorney-General Edwin G. Eastman of
Exeter, James E. French of Moulton
borough, and Herbert Moulton of Lisbon.
These gentlemen will award damages to
the owners of the property taken over.
The state took 3.000 acres" of the upper
end of Hart's Location, which comprises
the most beautiful portion of Craw tad
The commission will meet Monday at
the Crawford house.' when a view of the
premises will be taken and the hearings
begun. These will probably be continued
at. Lancaster. The state will be repre
sented by Attorney-General .1. r. Tuttie.
who wili be assisted by Hairy T. Iord
of the governor's council.
Practically speaking, the lands in
question became the property of the
state of New Hampshire at the moment
the court appointed the commission not
ed, but after the hearing are over, which
will be a matter of about a week, the
damages will reassessed and- the prop
erty will be formally and technically
taken over into the hands of the state.
He Had Been Judge of the Hartford
;i Probate District Since 1886 He
-.-..' was a Veteran of Civil' War
and Had Received Medal.
Woodstock, July 12. Thomas O. Seav
er, judge of probate for the Hartford
district of Windsor countyv. was found
dead in the county courthouse yesterday
morning atM) o'clock by N. J. White
hill, principal of the White River Junc
tion high school, who was his guest.
Judge Seaver was seen to go to the
courthouse about twenty minutes before
that time, and apparently 1 was in
good health.
On hearing of the death, county court
adjourned after State's Attorney Homer
Skeels had made the announcement and
spoken a few words in eulogy?
Judge Seaver was born lit Cavendish
in 183H, being the son of Joseph and
Evamreline Seaver. He was educated
at Norwich university ami Union '.col
lege. Hp served in the Civil war as
colonel of the 3d Vei mont Volunteers.
and C'SiJ iess V'stowed upon him a
medal of honor for gallantly :n action,
May 10, 1804. He berime judge of pro
bata on November 15, 1880.
Colonel Seaver married Nancy J.
Spaulding of Hartford, who survives
him, and he leaves a son, Kenneth, of
Pittsburg, Pa. The funeral will he -held
Saturday afternoon at three o'clock.
Jn Mav, 1807, Colonel Seaver was
shot by William W. Lawrence for some
fancied grievance, the bullet passing
through his body very near the heart.
Courage and a strong constitution saved
him and he apparently entirely recov
ered from the wound. Lawrence was
sentenced to state prison for 16 years
and was later transferred to the asylum
at Waterburv.
Two Men Hit by Bullets and Three by
Stones at Toledo.
Toledo, Ohio, July 12. Two men were
shot and three others injured by stones
in a riot early last evening, when a
crowd of union sympathizers attacked a
drgy . on which a number of strike
breakers were riding. - None of the men
as seriously injured, fifteen guards,
said by the police to be imported strike
breakers, were arrested, charged with
hooting with intent to kill. . They were
released on bail. The riot was a part of
several days of disorder bet ween non
union and striking Union draymen. ,
oe Patchen II Took Comstock Purse at
Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids, Mich, July 12. Joe
Pntehen II proved himself a worthy son
of a worthy sire yesterday by taking
he Comstock purse of fo.000, 2:11 class
pacing, the feature event or the thin!
av of the Grand Rapids grand circuit
meeting. ITe won the race in straight
ents, but was forced to make a mark of
05',-i in so doing. Grand Opera was a
close contender, bjit Joe Patchen II won
safely each" time, the horses were well
bunched behind him and kept him going
Former "Jinx Chaser" of Giants to Make
. Appeal.
Cincinnati, Ohio. July 12. "Charlie"
Faust, who all of last year traveled with
the New York National league ball team
aa their "mascot," but whom Manager
MeGraw would not allow with the team
this year, is in Cincinnati to appeal to
the national baseball commission to take
up his claim that the management of
the Giants owes him a . year's salary.
It is not likely that there will be any
official action by Chairman Herrmann,
as Faust Mas not classed as a ball
Western Telephone Company Ordered to
Submit New Schedule.
Burlington, July 12. The state public
service commission closed its session yes
terday afternoon at the hotel Vermont
Chairman John W. Redmond of New
port and Commissioners Tuttie, Warner
and pear being present. A hearing
was held in regard to the giving of
night service in Addison county bv the
la' . f I I.
n (if rn ien-pnone . company oi :ns
state, with headquarters at Jonesvillc,
and the commission was satisfied that
the demand for such service was just,
but that the service could not be given
at the rates now in force. The company
was ordered to submit a new schedule
at a hearing, to be held August 6.
The first hearing was held May 27 and
a continuance was taken until July t,
when another continuance was had un
til yesterday. The Western Telephone
company does business in Jonesville,
Charlotte and several Addison county
towns, and the subscribers have com
plained, because there is at present no
night trr.Sufwray-ecTic. and they lo
claim'that rates charged are excessive.
Mr. Redmond said yesterday that the
opinion of the commission was satisfac
tory to Attorney-General J. G. Sargent,
who presented the petition.
Rosalie Samson, Aged 3, of
Fairfield Pond the Victim
Little Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olida
Samson Sustained Her Injuries on
. Wednesday, and She Died of
the Burns Yesterday.
St. Albans, July 12. Rosalie, aged
three years, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Olida Samson of Fairfield Pond,
died yesterday from the effects of burns
suffered-the day before while she was
playing with matches.
Point Tupper in Nova Scotia Swept by
Forest Fire.
Halifax, N. S, July 12. A forest fire
yesterday swept Point Tupper, a settle
ment near the entrance to Port Hawkes
bury. The hamlet was nearly wiped
out. The heaviest single loss is sus
tained by the Intercolonial railway, the
freight -sheds, coal sheds and transfer
piers, together with a Bcore of loaded
freight cars, were destroyed. This loss
is more than $100,000. The Embree and
Dudley hotels, both small houses, and
half a dozen frame dwellings; were also
William Lindsey of Quechee Died Yester
day of Heart Disease.
White River Junction, July 12. Wil
liam Lindsey of Quechee village, in the
town of Hartford, died yesterday of val
vular heart trouble, having been in poor
health all the spring. He was a native
of Barre but was a Ions-time resident
of the town of Hartford, being a high
ly respected citizen and a prominent
business man. For upwards of 40 years
he was connected with the J. C. Parker
Manufacturing company of Quechee, hav
ing been a memlier of the firm and su
perintendent until the company was re
organized a year or so ao. He would
have been 80 years old next January.
He is survived by a wife and daugh
ter, Mrs. Scott Tinkhnm. ' The funeral
will be held Saturday at Quechee, Ilev.
C. Wattie of JShoreWm, formerly lo
cated at Quechee, officiating. Mr. Lind
sey was an attendant at the Congre
gational church and a member of the
Masonic order. v
Drouth Broken When Storms Converged
Yesterday, and Mercury Dropped
jit the Same Time,
Boston, July 12. Thunder storms
passing over the city from different di
rections yesterday were accompanied by
a downpour of nearly an inch of rain,
break ng the drouth which has prevailed
since June 6. The mercury, dropping
from 90 degrees at noon to under 70
following the rain, marked a break in
the hot spell.
Thirteen deaths have been caused by
the .beat during the last seven days.
Several Area were set about the city
by lightning yesterday and much dam
age done to crops by the heavy raip.
Clear and cooler weather was promised
for to-day by the weather bureau.
The unusually setere electrical dis
turbance, accompanied by heavy rain
and high wind, caused much damage iff
eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and
southwestern Maine yesterday. Light
ning bolts brought death to two children
in Greater Boston, stunned several score
persons, shattered or burned church
steeples and towers of buildings in
Wakefield, Lynn, Kennebunk. Me., Bidde
ford, Me., and other places; struck
houses in a score of cities and towns,
uprooted trees and by burning out fuses
interrupted telephone, telegraph, elec
tric, light and street railway service in
Biddeford, Me., Middleboro. Mass., Bris
tol, R. I., and elsewhere. For the farm
ers, the storm which broke the drouth of
from four to six weeks was not an un
mixed joy.' In some places, particular
ly in Maine, the parched crops were de
stroyed by the violence of the downpour.
In many places in ,ew England, the
drouth remains practically unbroken
particularly western Massachusetts,
where only a slight amount of rain fell
Wednesday. Forest fires which have
been burning for a , week or . more in
York county, Me, were quenched.
Full Committee of Third Party Men in
King's County.
New York, July 12. A hall in Brook
lyn, last night was filled to capacity
by a large and enthusiastic crowd at
a meeting which former Lieut.-Gov. Tim
othy L. Woodruff had 'called for the
launching of the third party. 11
The business of the meeting was the
appointment of a provisional commit
tee made up of tweuty men from e-ich
of the twenty-three assembly districts
of Kings county. The full list of 400
names was made tip and the committee
was authorized to meet Tuesday, July
23, to form a permanent organization. .
The manner in which the jiational pro
gressive party shall be organized in
New York state was announced last
night following a meeting here yester
day of local and' up-to-date followers of
Colonel Roosevelt's third party idea.
The plans were adopted in the form
of a resolution drawn up bv a commit
tee appointed by William H. Hotchkiss,
former superintendent of insurance, and
now provisional head of the new party
in New York.
It was emphatically brought out at
the start of the resolution that the new
party shall be "a separate and distinct
political organization," and that it shall
place in nomination candidates for every
elective oflice iu nation, state, county
and city.
As to the choice of delegates to the
national convention, it was resolved that
the forty-three delegates should be chos
en by congressional districts,, "except
that in counties containing two or more
complete congressional districts, the dclc-
gates representing such congressional
districts may be chosen at large. This
weuld apply to New York City.
J he delegates from the state at large
will number two, and will be chosen by
the forty-three district delegates.
it was resolved that assembly district
chairmen or some other person elected
y the assembly district convention be
member of the state committee of
the national progressive party and that
the state committee tuus constituted
shall formulate- rules for the further
conduct of the party."
Ottawa Irish NonHeld at Chel
sea K-rt j Trial
Found By Coroner To Contain
Sparks of Life.
Rochester, N. Y., July 12.-r-Coroner F.
. Lattin of Gaines, called in the case
of Samuel Bigford of Medina, who went
through a bridge at Eagle Harbor yes
terday afternoon while attempting to
cross with a traction engine, discovered
that life was not extinct and revived
gford after working on him for 20
Herbert Knox Smith Also Says He Has
Nothing to Say. ,
Washington, D. C July .12. Herbert
nox Smith, commissioner of corpora-
ions, who has been reported as about
to resign' that he might be free to join
the new party, headed by Roosevelt, re
turned to Washington to-day. He de
clared he had not resigned, but to aN
other inquiries he answered: "I have
nothing to say.
Mascagni, Composer, Wounded by His
Wife in ViolenTQuarrel.
Rome, July 12. Peitro Mascagni, the
composer, was slightly wounded yester
day by his wife, with whom he had a
olent quarrel. Mascagni then left his
home and eloped with a chorus girl, his
ite going in pursuit in a motor car.
She did not, however, succeed in locating
Father of Innovation Describes It
Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, .Calif., July 12. Califor
nia and its experiments and progress in
politics monopolized the program 'of the
National Municipal league session yes
terday. Dr. John R. Hayes of Los An
geles, known as the "father of the recall'
iu this, the first city to adopt such a
measure, reviewed the workings of the
initiative, referendum and recall. The
"fall of the system of party bossism in
California" was described by Chester
Rowell of Fresno.
Garfield Says There Will Be Ticket for
Cleveland, O., July 12. James A. Gar
field, a signer of the third party call from
Ohio, said yesterday that there will be a
full list of Roosevelt electors on the
Ohio ballot at the November election.
He had just returned from New York
and a conference with Colonel Roosevelt.
Whether Roosevelt wotljd tin in Phio
as an independent or as the head .-of ra
third party, he was not prepai"ed tjf'.
Ancient and Honorable Artillery of Bos
ton Attended Service in London.
London, July 12. Fifty members of
the Ancient and Honorable.Artillery com
pany of Boston, who are visiting here,
accompanied by many members of the
Honorable Artillery company of London,
spent to-day at Windsor. They marched
to the residence of the mayor of Wind
sor, where Ambassador WTiitelaw Reid
unveiled the bronze tablet on the house
marking the spot where Robert Keayne,
the founder of the Boston Artillery com
pany, resided.
Prohibitionists Asked Him -to Head
- Their Presidential Ticket,.
Enid, Okla., July 12. "I have made
promises to the Progressive party, mak
ing acceptance impossible,'' telegraphed
Judge Ben Lindsey of Denver from Enid
yesterday to GeoVge L, Thompson and
others at the national Prohibition con
vention at Atlantic City, X. ,I:J in reply
to a telegram which the Colorado man
said he received, inquiring whether he
would accept the Prohibition nomination
for president.
His reply led to gossip among friends
here, renewing reports that Judge Lind
sey possibly will be named for vice-president
by the Progressive Chicago con
vention in August, but he declined to
make any statement concerning this.
Traced As Far As Milton From St. Al
bans Description of Animal.
Burlington, July 12. J. A. Evarts of
St. Albans was in the city vesterday,
endeavoring to find a horse said to have
been stolen June 20. ' The animil has
been traced as far as Milton, and is
described as a bay horse with dark tail
and mane, tail banged, and with a kite
shaped white strip in the face and a
white spot on the back from saiti'.b.
The horse is 11 years old and weighs
about 1.IHI0 pounds. With the animal
was takvn a McClcllan russet army style
Several Buildings Destroyed.
Bethel. July 12. During a severe
thunderstorm Wednesday night the large
barn on the lharles iwitchell farm in
Stockbridge Was struck by lightning and
burned with 1j tons oi new hav. -The
owner is A. H. Harrington of Gaysville,
and the tenant, Mr. Raymond, who late
ly brought his family from Rochester.
The wind favored the house, which ws
not burned. A small barn on tiie Clog-
ston place in Barnard was burned. A
vacant house and the out buildings on
the .1. I'erham place in Krookfield were
burned. A barn on Frank Rand's form
in Rovalton was struck and a fire
started", which was put out.
He Opposes Those Who Wanted to See
German Flag Raised Over Part
of Morocco Last Year.
Berlin, July 12. Emperor William has
just made a speech designed to curb
the too aggressive spirit of those- Ger
mans who wanted to see the German
flag raised over a part of Morocco hist
year. This speech, which was made at
a yacht regatta banquet at Hamburg
and was largely addressed to Hamburg
merchants, contained a pointed reference
to the Agadir incident. The passage in
question was as follows: "As you all
know, gentlemen, the flag must wave
in honor, and it must not be reckless
ly spread to the breezes or hoisted wher
we are not sure that we can deicni
it. You will understand why 1 have
practiced self-restraint in spreading the
German flag at places where many per
sons perhaps long to see it floating. I
was governed by an old Hanseatic prirv
ciple graven on the town hall at Lu
beck: 'The little flag is easily bound
to the staff, but it costs much to haul
it down again with honor.' "
The emperor went on to say that he
could clai mthat, during hi.s reign, the
honor of the German flag had never
been insulted from any quarter; then,
addressing himself to the Hamburg mer
chants present; he added: "I pledge
you, and I stand for it, that may flag
will follow yon wherever you lead the
way." This" latter remark shows that
the" emperor does not believe in the
old political maxim tht trade follows
the nag. He is less aggressive, and is
content to have the German flag follow
The German ' navy's surveying hip
Tlanet has discovered in the vicinity
of the Philippines the deepest known
spot in the ocean, S.780 meters, or four
hundred and six feet more than six
miles. This record sounding was made,
according to a cable account received
at the admiralty here, about forty -ea
miles off the north coast of Mindanao.
The greatest depth hitherto known. 0.635
meters just under six miles was found
by the United States cable steamer Nero
in 1001 to the south of the island of
Woman suffragists, the Socialists and
other advocates of the equal-pay-for-equal-work
doctrine are much wrought
up over ap lan of the imperial postal
department, just announced, whereby
8.000 male employes are to be replaced
by women on the score of economy. It
is estimated that a yearly saving of
about 6.000.000 marks, or nractically
$1 ,500,000. will be effected. The salary
of some 3,600 of the posts to be filled
with women w-ill be 750 marts a year.
This makes $14,88 a month.
Probibs. Choose Hinshaw of Oregon for
National Chairman.
Atlantic City, N. J,, July 12. After
a day of almost constant wrangling, in
terspersed now and then with hymns and
prayers, the national Prohibition con
vention last night overthrew the exist
ing administration and elected Virgil G.
Hinshaw of Portland,'' Ore., national
chairman for the party.
J he convention voted dow n a proposed
plank in the platform, demanding that
the separation of church and state be
perpetual and that no public money
should be appropriated to sectarian
churches and schools.
Mr. Hinshaw, the new national chair
man of the party, was a conspicuous
selection as between Charles B, Jones of
Illinois, the present chairman, and W. G.
Calderwood of Minnesota, the leading in
surgent candidate for the oflice. The
insurgents ' early in the day won their
fight to bnve the chairman elected by
the. convention, instead of appointed by
the national committee. Mr. Hinshaw's
election came on the fifth ballot last
night, after both Jones and Calderwood
had withdrawn. Between ballots on the
national chairmanship, the convention
devoted its time to the adoption of a
1 he delegates were in a turmoil most
of the time and occasionally there came
cries of "gag rule" and "Tammany tac
tics" from several of the delegations.
"Don't be Republicans or Democrats;
let's have harmony,' shouted the perma
nent chairman during one of the dis
turbances. Several times when the disorder was1
at its height the chairman brought about
tranquillity by starting a song or by
having someone start a prayer. The
night session adjourned with everyone
apparently in a contented frame of mind.
The platform as originally presented
by the resolutions committee was1
changed in several particulars. Some of
the delegates contended there was "not
enough prohibition" in the document, a.)
several strong phrases were added on
that subject. Then came the elimina
tion of the plank declaring for a separa
tion of state and church and declaring
against the use of public moneys for
sectarian schools and churches.
Mr. Hinshaw. the new chairman of the
party, is an attorney in Portlwd and is
president of the Intercollegiate Prohibi
tion association.
When adjournment was taken last
night, Eugene W. Claflin of Arizona, the
presidential candidate of four years ago,
was being most generally discussed as
the probable candidate this year. Mr.
Claflin was given an ovation yesterday
At First the Prisoner Denied . Identity,
But Finally He Gave In and Agreed
to Return to Vermont, Being
Brought Yesterday. '
Vermont Marble Company at Proctor
Had to Close Yesterday.
Rutland, July 12. The entire plant of
the Vermont Marble company at Proctor
was shut down vesterday morning by
reason of thousands of dead fish, washed
down by Otter creek, getting into the
dam and shutting off the supply of wa
ter. Ten wagon loads of suckers, bull
heads, dace, pickerel, perch, bass, sun-fif-h,
and a few trout, had been carted
away and buried bv noon. No one km'ws
what caused mortality among the finny
tribe. Three theories are advamed:
That poisonous gases were generated in
the water from the effect of the heat
on sewage; the electrification of the wa
ter br the severe thunder storm; the,
stranding of the fish by reduction of th
creeks stream to a mere thread ot water
bv the drouth.
Chelsea. July 12. Sheriff B. H. Adam
of this town returned yesterday fromt
New York and lodged in jail here a pris-
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geroua and clever yeggmen that has ever
operated in Vermont. .
This man is known to the police and
yeggmen of the country as Ottawa Irish,',
but has traveled under many aliases,
I'nder the name of William Driscoll,'
alias William Norris, alias Thomas Gal-,
lagher, alias Ottawa Irish,, alias Slike, ho
was indicted last May by a special grand
jury in Orange county for burglary com--mitted
at the store of George Wilbur
in Williamatown last August and also,
for burglary at the store of W. G. Kezer
in West Fairlee, the store of G. A.
Fifield in Thetford Ce.iter, and the lar
ceny of a horse from Frank Wise iq
Thetford in November, 1910. -
Driscoll was arrested at New York la-t
Saturday through the efforts of tha
Wood-Morgan .detective agency, which
was employed by Vermont officials. .
He was living under the name of AH
bert Ledned at the time. State's At
torney Stanley C. Wilson of Chelsea wa
notified by telephone of the arrest and
left Saturday night with Sheriff Adamf
to secure the prisoner. (
Driscoll refused to come without req
uisition papers, so the-statc's attorney
secured the papers from Governor Dis
at Albany after a hearing had first been.
held in the third district magistrate a
court in New York, at which Driscoll
was held without, bail to await requisi
tion. (
At this hearing the prisoner was iden
tified as Ottawa Irish by J. II. Ober,
chief of police of White River Junction,
and H. W. Robinson of Boston, a l:niteq
Staes postofh'ce inspector. Wednesday
Irish gave up the fight and waived fur
ther proceedings on habeas corpus, ad
mitting his identity and his willingness
to enter a plea of guilty to one of th
charges against him.
This man has been much sought after,
being under indictment frrr several post
office safe robberies and other crimes
throughout New England and New York,
Ho has served one term for a postofrlce
break, but for many years bad beeii
clever enough to keep on in the business
without falling into the clutches of th
Several of the gang he operated witft
are now serving time in the Vermont
state prison and various United States
penitentiaries, largely through the unit
ed and persistent efforts of Vermont of
ficials acting with the United States
postoffice officials and the detective agen-j
"" t
Driscoll is the third of the gang to be
arrested in connection with the Wil-
liamstown postoffice and store burglary,
the two previously arrested being now
serving time. His companion in the
West Faiilee and Thetford Center job
is in state prison for another break, i
And Raiding Officers Arrested Mrs. Mary
Officers, armed with a search warrant,
went to the house on Foster street oc
cupied by Mrs. Mary Dunlop last even
ing and conducted a bunt for contra
band goods. They found a small quan
tity of beer and' several glasses. Mrs.'
Dunlop was arrested on a charge of
selling and brought to police headquar
ters. This morning her case was con
tinued by -Judge H. W. Scott to this
afternoon, when it was expected that
important witnesses would be present
to testify. The respondent was unsbl'j
to furnish bail of 350 and remained
at the station until her hearing. The
raid was made bv Officer John Dineen,
Officer Edwin J. McLeod. Chief Sinclair!
and Deputy Sheriff A. M. Morrison.
Lightning Struck in Several Places in
Lynn,' Mass.. July 12. Lightning
struck in several places in Lynn dur
ing the storm yesterday. Ripping
through the tteeple of the J rinity Meth
odist Episcopal church on Boston street,
it caused part of the steeple to fall off
and burned part of the roof. The roof
of St. Jean de Baptiste Roman Cat':ol:c
church, with a tower attached, was lifted,.-by
the tempest, after being struck
by lightning, and carried two streets
Antrum Gobia. an Ttalinn employed a
the scale factory in St. Johnaburv, lost
the sight of one eye last week Wednes
day w hile at his work. Mr. Gobia was
engaged in pouring out hot iron, when
some of it struck the wet sand and
splashed into his eye.
Farmhouse Near Northfield and Other
Buildings Near Brookfield Burned.
Northfield, July 12. During Wednes
day night's storm, lightning struck the
hoiise -on the M. L. Field farm, used by
djw n-country people as a summer home,
and the resulting fire burned the struc
ture to the ground. The house had
only recently been sold by D. W. Smith,
and' he was occupying a tent nearby.
Three young men, representing the new
ow ners of the property, were living in
the house at the time, and they lost
all their personal effects. The loss is
covered by insurance.
The buildings on th Cole place 06
Bear hill on the edge of Brookfield wer
also burned after being struck by light-
H. P. Smith, Who Was Injured in Rail
road Accident.
H. P. Smith.' w ho was injured in ths
wreck 011 the Central Vermont railroad
June l-i, when a freight engine turnej
turtle near the Willey street underpass,
was able to leave the City hospital yes
terday. Mr. (Smith has been at the hos
pital for the past four weeks and has
been around for the past few days. Hs
is slowly recuperating from the seriout
injuries inflicted in the accident. H
will stop at Montpelier for about thres
weeks, then leaving for his home in Ohio,
When Smith was first taken to the hos
pital, his recovery was doubtful, ths
report being that his back was broken.
His injuries were mainly bruises about
the body and legs.
Weather Forecast.
Generally fair to-night and Saturday
Light to moderate north to east wind

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