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Penned-up Thousands
Dayton Were Able To-day
to Make Their Way to the
Suburbs with Assistance
From Other Sections Same
Story of Better Conditions
Comes The Cold, Clear
, Weather Is Putting Check
! on the Rising Waters
streams' receded almost at rapidly
they rose yesterday.
Revised estimates early to-fiay from
the flooded districts of Ohio and Indiana
showed that the reports of loss of life
in many cities and towns were exag
gerated. The greatest anxiety still cen
tered about Dayton, where an accurate
esUmateof the number of flood victims
was tiiltinipossible. The deaths promise
to be much less in Columbus, Ohio, than
the first reports from the western part of
the city indicated. ,
In the parts of Dayton which have
been explored by boats, the death list
was greatly' reduced, and unless the
number of deaths in the north section
is found to be larger, the total of the
entire city may not exceed aoo.
In Piqua, where 500 were reported
drowned, less than twenty lost their
lives, according to advices received to
day. In Chillicothe, where it was first re
ported that 500 were drowned, the dead
will not exceed 25- Similar results are
expected from Zanesville and other Mus
kingum valley towns.
Indiana towns continue to report im
proving conditions, and the estimates Of
deaths are shrinking as more accurate
reports are made.
West Dayton, O., March 28. Backed
by the militia and hundreds of special
deputies, the citizens' committee "in
charge of the relief work have a tight
hold on the situation today. A brilliant
sun tempered the keenness of the frosty
air and the flood has subsided percep
tibly. The flood victims who have been
penned in the downtown sections of the
city were able today .to make their way
to the suburbs by thousands, unaided.
On Main street in the heart of Dayton,
it is possible to pick a dry path over
the pavement.
The worst condition found near the
center of the flood was in the woik
house, where 60 prisoners have not had
a drop of water nor a bite of food since
Tuesday. The men revolted Tuesday
night and demanded - their liberty and
a chance to fight for their lives. Since
then the workhouse has been a mad
house, according to Superintendent
Johnson. The prisoners repeatedly
fought with Johnson and threatened to
kill him" and his family.
Johnson asked that a detachment of
the National Guard be assigned to help
him handle the men. He declared that
the men would have to be shot if they
escaped from their cells. .
Frantic Scenes at Morgue.
The most pitiful scenes occurred at the
temporary morgues. At the West Day
ton morgue frantic crowds watched every
body brought in, hoping against hope
it was not of some lovea one. Women
became hysterical at times when search
ing for missing members of their fam
ilies. In addition to refuge homes, the
authorities in each section re maintain
ing an identification bureau, where all
persons rescued or cared lor are regis
tered; . '
The food situation, which threatened
to become serious, was relieved tempo
rarily by the arrival of a special train
from Richmond, Ind., bringing seven cars
of provisions. . Last night Quartermaster
Logan received word from L nited Mates
Army Quartermaster General Ayleshire
that 300.000 rations were ordered shipped
from Chicago, 100 ranges and one com
plete quartermaster depot from Colum
bus, Ohio, 3,300 tents, 100 hospital tents
and 400 stoves from Philadelphia, and
34)0.000 blankets and 500 bed sacks from
St. Louis or Cincinnati.
The thing that makes the situation
more difficult for concerted rescue work
is the peculiar geographical situation of
the town, whkh is divided into six sec
tions, three of them being now entirely
Pestilence is feared, and sanitary and
health officials are mapping out their
West Indianapolis Is Under Martial Law
Partial Restoration cf Water
and Street Car Service Ex
pected Todiy.
Indianapolis, Ind., March 28. Night
brought the flood-devastated Indiana c:t
ies great relief through the rapidly tall
me waters, but from the southern Biid
southwestern portions of the state,
where many streams converge into the
Wabash river, report ot varying re
liability brought talcs of fresh disasters
Partial restoration of the water service
and the street car service was expected
in Indianapolis today. West Indianapo
lis is under martial, Ihe water toil tt v
en feet last night.
Governor Ralston has assumed full
charge of the situation in West Indian
apolis. Troops already on the scene
have been supplied with ball cartridges
in case of emergency.
Advances in prices of foods made by
commission merchants aroused the gov
ernor to immediate action and the in
formation that he had ordered an in
vestigation with a view to establishing
martial law in the wholesale districts
had the effect of stopping any efforts
to advance prices to the consumers.
Miamisburg, 0., Finally Communicates
With Outside World Place Still
Eight Feet., Under Water.
Middletown, 0., March 28. Miamis
burg, which haa several times been re
ported as swept away, has been reached
and reports a death list not to exceed
25. It is still under eight feet of water,
but the river is receding rapidly.
lowing statement summarizing the flood
condition in Ohio through the Associat
ed lress :
"It is the concensus of opinion that
the property loss in Ohio will exceed
that siiMtuiiied bv San Francisco. This
apparently incredible statement is easily
understood when the widespread destruc
tion to railroad property is calculated.
"We ought to know tomorrow approx
imntely what the loss of life has been.
The indications tonight are that the
lint may nut run as heavy as forecast
at Davton but there are grave fears
that a tremendous tragedy will be re
vealed beyond the Scioto river, where
the western part of Columous is com
pletely devastated.
"I he country Is making splendid re
sponse to the apnea! for help. Presi
dent Wilson and his secretaries of war
and the treasury department are giving
splendid assistance.
Our great (Jitliculty still remains the
lack of railroad transportation. We still
need more help."
Kelief work for the West Colunihu
sufferers continued unabated through
out the night, and hundreds were taken
from their flooded homes. The entire
district whs placed under the control
of the militia. The authorities despaired
of making 1I11 accurate death list until
the waters had entirely subsided.
$4,000,000 PROPERTY
And Six Deaths City Has the Situation
Under Control Today Water
Going Down.
'Fort Wayne, Ind., March 28. The flood
is receding three inches hourly and the
city has the situation controlled. The
property loss was $4,000,000 and the
number of deaths, six.
Although Muskingum River at Zanes
ville Was Falling Fast.
Zanesville, O., March 28. Muskingum
river is falling rapidly, but the condi
tions still are frightful. It ,is not be
lieved the dead will exceed fifty.
No Red Tape Allowed to Stand in the
Way of Relief.
Washington, D. C, March 28. Presi
dent Wilson threw open the resources
of the federal government to the home
less thousands fighting against water,
flame and famine in Ohio and Indiana.
TOTAL OF $100,000
Several Contributions of Large Size were
Received in New York Yesterday
for the Flood Sufferers.
New York, March 28. Funds for the
relief of the flood sufferers in Ohio and
ndiana began pouring into the various
bureaus established here for the purpose
of receiving them and last night the ag
gregate had reached generous propor-
ions. The local Red Cross announced
that with the fund colected by Mayor
Jaynor, amounting to $20,130, it had on
and tor relief work over $100,000. a
nous members
had contributed $4.1100 when the ex
hange closed for the day.
A unique gift was tendered Mavor
iaynor by Theodore P. Shouts, presi-
ent of the Interborougli Kapid .transit
company, who will donate five per cent,
of the receipts from the sale of subway
nd elevated tickets next Monday. J he
verage receipts on Monday are $110,000,
hieh would give the fund .,o(H.
Several theatrical managers have ten
dered the use of tiieir theatres for bene
fit performances and actors and singers
have volunteered their services.
Among the larger donators to the va
rious funds yesterday are: Andrew Car
negie, J. P. Morgan, Henry L. Dodge &
Co., $10,000 each; the First National
bank, Mrs. Russell Sage. Kuhn, Loeb &
Co., and Alexander Smith Cochrane, $.,
000 each; United Cigar Stores company,
The citizens committee for the infant
relief of the tornado and flood victims
was organized with Alton B. Parker at
it head.
But the Bank Declared That. They Were
of No Value. '
Itiirlington, March 28. A man who
gave his name as h. A. Carpenter and
who said that he was A graduate of
the medical college in this city, was
arrested yesterday by Chief of Police
P; J. Kimsell on a charge of pausing
worthless checks and is now 11) jail.
Carpenter went into Horn's restaurant
yesterday and tendered check for ftMl,
which was drawn on a llolyoke bank
The check didn't secin to have the right
ear mark-, and although the proprietor
of the restaurant advanced ten dollar
on li, .ne invesiigaren the matter and
took it to the Merchants bank. From
there the institution in Holvuke was
communicated with and it was ascer
tained that the check was not only of
no value but that Carpenter had sent
in other worthless pieces for various
amounts from different places in Ne
England. ,
Carpenter furnished Mr. IXirn with an
other in place of the first cheek which
was given but this was also of no value
and then the, grand juror was inter
viewed, with the result that a' warrant
was i-sued for the man's arrest.
The college catalogue contains the
name of Elbridge Ai Careiiter and his
residence is given as Boston. He was
a member of the class of 11108. In
searching him at the jail another check
was discovered and a number of cards
which bore the name of K. A. Carpen
ter, with the residence given as New
York City.
Highest Water Ever Known
at White River Junction
Last Night
Part of Water Supply Cut
Off and Section Without
Electric Lights
Will Start at Rutland With Headquar
ters on April 24.
Turlington. March 28. The dates for
the annual insiiection of the companies
of the Vermont National Guard have
been fixed , and Major J. S. Wilson of
Fort Kthan Allen, Captain L. C. An
drews, who has been detailed with the
of the stock exchange New York state militia, Captain J. H.
Douglass and Lieut. L. J. Mygatt, who
has been detailed with 'the Vermont
militia, will be the insjiecting officers.
The dates have been arranged as fol
lows: Headquarter and Company A, Rut
land, April 24.
Company B, St. Albans, April, 18.
.. Company C, Burlington, April 22.
Company 1. St. Johnsbury, April 16.
Company K, Bellows Falls, April 28.
Company F, Northfleld, April 14.
Company G, Woodstock, April 3').
Company If, Montpelier, April
Company I and band, Brattleboro,
April 20.
Company K Springfield, April 23. ,
Company M, Burlington, April 23.
tirst eavularv, troops A. audit, jNortn
ficld, April 24 'and 25.
Signal corps, Company A, Northfleld,
April 2,1. i .
Hospital corps, Burlington, date an
nounced later.
The inspection of property - will in
clude all field service clothing and equip
ment. The personnel of the organiza
tions will be inspected in the evening.
Water Carried Away a Bridge at Gleni
. ... ,. . , Falls, N. Y.
Glens Falls, N. Y., March 28. The
swollen waters of the Hudson river last
night washed away the bridge at this
city. Two persons are reported drow ned.
The river, rising an inch every hour,
reached its highest point here since 180!).
The flood situation in the Adirondacks
was at an acute stage. Pulp and paper
companies and barge canal contractors
have suffered losses that cannot be esti
mated at this time.
The village of Luzerne was cut off by
water. Many houses are flooded, and it
is feared others will be dislodged by
floating logs. The pulp mill has been
wrecked and the dam is in danger.
In Glens Falls trollev traffic is crippled
by the flooding of Mechanicsville power
house. Washouts are holding up trains
on the Delaware 4 Hudson. In South
(ilens Falls, the pumping station is flood
ed, leaving the village without fire protection.
At Fort Edward, many, persons have
More than $350,000 already has been ! souuht hieher srround. fearinsr the Inter-
expended and the president p is deter
mined that no red tape shall stand in
the way of instant relief everywhere.
Secretary Garrison of the war depart
ment-left yesterday on orders from the
president to survey the situation in Ohio
and direct the government's relief ex
pedition, and Mr. Wilson announced
that if communication with the flood
districts continued imperfect and his
presence was required to issue emergen
cy executive orders, lie would go to the
zone 01 ine disaster himself.
Postmaster General Burleson is con
templating a quick journey to Ohio if
the mail situation is not soon improved.
Mail routes across the continent are bad
ly affected And the task of disentangling
the mail service to points in Ohio and
Indiana untouched by floods will be tre
mendous. - The navy department issued orders to
its recruiting stations in the central
West to send its marines, physicians
and officers to co-operate with the army
medical staffs. Power boats and yawls
were despatched from naval stations on
the Great Lakes.
Secretary McAdoo of the treasury de
partment sent Surgeon General Blue of
the United States public health service
to the flood areas and placed at the
disposal of the governors of Ohio and
Indiana all I nited States life savin?
stations in those states. Secretary Mc
Adoo waived customs regulations so that
relief supplies could enter free from Canada.
Secretary Redfield of the department
of commerce ordered all available boats
in the lighthouse service near the Ohio
river to take part in the relief work.
ith Secretary Garrison went Major
(Jeneral Wood, chief of staff of the
Cnited States army. Quartermaster Gen
eral Aleshire and a staff of officers, phy
sicians and surgeons. A sipnsl corns
national Paper company's dam will go".
Ten thousand logs are jammed at the
Fort Edward bridge and half the town
is inundated. Train communication be
tween Albany and Montreal will be cut
if the bridge goes.
Cripple Killed on His Way to Aid Ohio
Flood Sufferers.
Philadelphia, March 28. After the po
lice and relatives had searched in vain
for $800 which John Temkovitz bad
drawn just before he was. killed by a
United States mail wagon yesterday, a
physician at the Hahnemann hospital
found the money in a cavity of the
man's artificial leg.
Temkovitz, who lived at 4511 North
Gratz street, was crossing the city hall
plaza on his way to take a train for
Cleveland when he fell and the wagon
wheels passed over his neck.
work. fewer 01 the entire city were Idetachment joined the partv at the last
burst by the flood, manholes being sim- j moment.
ply blown from the earth. It will be x menage from Basic Citr, Ya.. last
many days before the water service esnjniKilt. however, said that the train had
be restored, and it will be more than ajbeen held up bv a washout west of
week before street cars ran be run. .t., ..,. so thst its arrival will 1m.
1. sioner of education, issued" an appeal
It is impossible to learn the names
of-the dead so far recovered. Only one
body in Riverdale has been identified
and those recovered are Being taken to lo lhe teachers and school oflicer
temporary morgues in churche and pri- throughout the country to receive con-
itrihiition and send them to Dr. William
M. Davidson, superintendent of schools
st Washington.
To Be Settled in County Court, Jurors
Excused Till Monday.
The jury in Washington county court
was excused yesterday afternoon until
Monday, when it is expected the state
cases will be taken up. More than a
score of cases were on the civil docket,
but they have been disposed of. and it
is not likely there will be any more eases for a crowded audience at the Clan Gor
Miss Eunice Story and Miss Elizabeth
MeF.nany, teachers" in the city schools,
went to their home in East Fairfield to
day for the spring vacation.
John E. Hughes, a former teacher at
Spaulding high school, who has been
passing several flays in the city as the
guest of Principal and Mrs. C. H. White,
has returned to his home in .Massachu
Miss Blanche F. Cooley will entertain
the Daylight store clerks at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Kendrick on Fast
street this evening at 7 o'clock. Miss
Cooley completes her duties at the store
to-morrow night, alter a long periou 01
Burlington high school's baseball
schedule, recently issued, contains sev
eral games with Barre school teams.
Burlington high will play Spaulding here
on May and will fill its first date
with Goddard in Barre May 31. Spaul
ding plays in Burlington June 3 and
Goddard 'plays a game with Burlington
in Burlington May 6.
The Meadow Brook Golf club held if
annual ante-seasui meeting in Nichols
hall last evening, with a large attend
ance of members and others who in
tend joining the organization. Plans
were discused for improving the links
in the Farwell street meadows, and
other business was transacted. A second
meeting will be held within a few weeks.
Miss Km 111 a Sevegny entertained 25
of her young women friends at a-dinner
party at the home of her parents. Mr.
and Mrs. Victor Beaulac, in the B. Tom
asi block last evening. AfUr the din
ner hour a program of games and music
was carried out. Miss Sevegny will re
turn to her home in Claremont, N. H..
this evening, after having passed several
days in Barre. '
Lyon A Currier, wild operate large hen
neries on the east side of the city, to
day shipped a consignment of Rose Comb
Red eggs to Golden Glow farm at Mil
ford, Mass. The Milford consignment
was one of several which the firm has
lately shipped to distant parts of New
F.ngland. The business of exporting
fancy egga is one which is assuming
large proportions in Barre. and Messrs.
Currier and (.yon are not alone in build
ing up a lucrative shipping business in
the poultry line. "
Mr. and Mrs. J. Shirley Jackson, Rob
ert Young. Mary Ogilvie and W. I. Cock
burn, who are to furnish entertainment
White River Junction, March 28. Aft
er having reached the highest point ever
known and having carried out the large
covered cariage bridge in this village,
the waters of the White river began to
subside last night, and danger of further
damage by the Connecticut river at this
point also seemed to be averted, although
the detached bridge was resting against
the bridge of the Passumpsic division of
tht Boston 4 Maine and the Huge jam
of 3,000,000 feet of logs, which caused the
covered bridge to go out, was resting
against the Boston & Maine bridge across
the Connecticut river.
The logs, which sre owned by the
Champlain Realty company, broke away
from their moorings in the White river
at Sharon last evening and floating down
the flooded stream brought up against
the covered bridge in this village with
tremendous force, lifting the big struc
ture off its piers, turning it nearly
around and sending it down stream till
one end rested against the Passumpsic
division bridge and the other end against
the south bank of the stream. '
Arrangements were made with the
town of Hartford to destroy the bridge
and meanwhile a table was attached in
order to keep the structure in, place. ;
At the present time the bridge is little
damaged. It was built in Iftti!) and
was repaired a few years ago at a cost!
of $8,000. It is 300 feet long.
After carrying away the bridge, the
log drive passed out of the White river
into the Connecticut, and it now rests
against the Boston 4 Maine bridge to
West Lebanon. This bridge is weighted
with freight cars, as is the bridge over
the Passumpsic division, against which
the bridge rests. It is thought that both
these bridges will stand the strain.
When the covered bridge went out,
it carried out the' pipes of the Hartford
Water company, which were strung along
it; and as a result the village of West
lbanon and part of Whlte Klver Junc
tion are without water supply. The elec
tric light system was put out of com
mission, too, and this village was in
darkness last night. Between 50 and 00
families were driven out of their homes I
in this village by the flood; but this
morning conditions began to improve,' as
the water had receded about six leet.
Train service out of this junction point
is suspended in some directions. The
chief trouble seems to be 011 the Central
Vermont between this village and Bethel,
two washouts being reported, which
caused a complete halt in the train
schedule in that direction. More trouble
on the railroads is reported to the south
of White River Junction.
The water at St. Albans bay is said
to have risen 14 inches in the past two
Neshobe River Was Highest in Year at
Brandon, March 28. Owing to the
condition of the roads, can no I by '
severe nun storm, the rural r
from the local postoflice oty
to mukp only a small nor'.c' ,.,ieir
,..!.. Tl... 1. ... .vv t .
nil'". 1 hit 111 iu'-o ill ' . inim
Allen's mill In Go-b- .vV i.ie in tor
estilale, besides 11" . cix er ones, were
washed away. N -e river was the
highest it has beeh in years, overflow
ing through Center street and causing
much uainHge In the vicinity of rorest
Last Evening Water Reached the High
est Point Ever Known.
Brattleboro, March 28. With the Con
necticut river at 40 feet and two inches,
the highest ever known, and rising si
inches an hour, transportation out of thi
village was cut off last evening. At both
ends of the covered wooden bridge from
Hinsdale to the island, water was rush
ing over the roadway. At 0 o'clock two
or three families who had refused to
leave their homes on the island 'were
removed by M. J. Moran and a crew in
The Brattleboro retreat meadows and
the road are entirely under swirling wa
ter, which was flush with the floors of
the pavilion buildings on the island. The
evening train for Newfane backed into
the station here after meeting with a
70-foot washout less than two miles out.
and train 40 backed in after finding the
track over Hunt meadows two feet under
Barre Club Defeated Apollo of Mont
pelier Last Evening.
Victories in duplicate whist and pool
gave the third tournament of the winter
to incitia club over Apollo club of
Montpelier last night, the visiting club
winning the billiard match. The score
in wliit wJ 110 to 00 and in pool 435
to 378. while Apollo's victory in billiards
was ixU to fi3(. Refreshments were
served as usual. '
The pool score was as follows:
Vincitia. pollo.
A. Averill 72 Jones .... 75
Matthews .... 75 Mvrick b'7
Braley ....... 75 Phillip, 70
J. Averill . 75 Moriarty 48
Milne 75 Jayne 43
Ahem (A3 Smith 75
The billiard score was as follows:
Vincitia. Apollo.
Matthews .... 91 Long 100
Lundgren 1 00 Wood 05
Braley ....... 02 Huntington . . . 100
Watt 100 Leslie .... 08
Milne ..UK) Milo 83
Ahern ........ 83 Phillips .100
, ',,.,..., . 5.H1 ...,Vi 678
Train Service in Northeastern Part
Vermont Was Affected by Very
High Water.
There were twelve tables of whist,
each side winning at six. The Vincitia
victories were: J. Averill and Cole from
Howland and Lowe. 0 to S; B. White
and E. Smith from Donnelly and Jayne,
8 to 3; Gordon and Sargent from Abbott
and Temple, 11 to 7; Jackson and Lvnde
from Briggs and Phillip, J7 to 7; Kos
cne and Rogers from Hanson and Hull,
lfl to 4; Clark and Sector from Laird
and Howe, 9 to 8.
The six Apollo victories at whist
were: Urooks and liariow irom rerry
and 1). Smith. 10 to 4-, Bailey and Cal
lahan from Abbott and Mackay, 9 to 8;
ileineinan and Shields from Randall and
White. 8 to 7; Volhom and Stratton
from Ballard and C. White. 15 to 5;
Whittier and Greene from Phelps, and
Austin. 11 to 9; Fitzgerald and Farwell
from Hutchinson and Johnson,. 9 to 7.
xSdward C. Spinney Electro
cuted at St. Johnsbury
Yesterday . '
He Grasped Wire Where the
Insulation Was
St. Johnsbury, March 2H. Kdward C.
Spinney, a la borer, aged 35, w as instantly
killed by electrieity yesterday 111 fho
foundry of O. V. Hooker 4 Son. Ha
went into the cupola to plaster up ,
wall preparatory to melting iron for a
casting and had an electric light, pass
ing through the upper part. While his
hands were wet he reuched up to move
the light and, touching the wire where
the insulation was broken, received a
shock that killed him instantly, lit
leaves a wife and three children.
Albert W. Holton Had Been 111
Weeks With Pneumonia.
News was received in Barre last night
of the death of Albert W. Holton, which
occured at his home in Northfleld ywstei
day afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, after a.
two weeks' illness pf pneumonia. Tid
ings of Mr. Hoi ton's death was a distinct
shock to many who knew him, because
the crisis in bis illness seemed to have
panned Monday night, and it was thought;
that his recovery was but a matter of
time. Besides his wife, he leaves a
daughter, Miss Beatrice Holton of Mont
pelier, and one eon, George Holton of
Northfield. Three sisters and two broth-,
ers also survive, as follows: Miss Clara
G. Holton and Mrs. George Montague of
Aorthneld, and Mrs. H. M. Houston of
Maple avenue, this citv, Charles L. Hoi.
on and- William H. Holton of North-'
Albert Wentworth Holton was bom
n Northfield July 23, 1808, on the farm
where he died and where he had lived
the greater part of his life. His mar
riage to Clara K. Howard took place
June 20, 1891. Mr. Holton was a mem
ber of the Congregational church.
funeral services will be held at the,
house to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Rev. J. B. Sargent, pastor of the Con
gregational church at Northfield, will of- "
flciate. The interment will be made in
the village cemetery. i,
for trial by jury. There are about 100
state cases to be taken up. and most of
them for alleged illegal selling of liquor.
Divorce cases and court matters will be
attended to to-day.
St. Johnsbury, March 28. Traffic over
the Passumpsic division of the Boston &
Maine railroad has been handicapped or
entirely stopped during the past few
davs, there being several washouts south
of St. Johnsbury through the town of
Barnet. Last night there was another
landslide near Norwich. A large gang
of workmen succeeded in Ailing t large
washout near the electric light station,
and a train was run over the track last
The lower part of the village of Barnet
was under water last night, and the
water was up to the top of the fences
on the street leading from the depot into
the village, when a dam broke away at
West Barnet. The village telephone op
erator at Barnet, Mrs. Campbell, spent
the night in a house surrounded by
The Maine Centra! railroad has several
washuuts and a landslide on its line be
tween here and Lunenburg. In the vil
lage of Conocrd two dams have been car
ried away and one end of the highway
bridge has been undermined.
I"he railroad track from St, Johnsbury
north is still open and the only way
to get trains through to St. Johnshury
is to send them over the St. J. & I. C.
j road, which was open at last reports
Alonzo Chase Tells Jury He Was Not
Improper Toward Mrs. Sherman.
Burlington, March 28. Alonzo Chase,
proponent in the Caroline Sherman con
tested will case, took the stand again
yesterday in county court and. looking
straight at the jury, denied absolutely
that he ever left orders with I. W. Hatch
that he wanted to be notified at once
when Mrs. Sherman "turned up her toes."
He also denied the charges made by the
contestants that he ever taught Mrs.
Sherman to play whist," influenced her
against lie r wi'd and conducted himself
in any way that was not entirely right
and proper.
The case, which has occupied the time
of county court for the past week, is
drawing to a close.' Arguments ' were
begun yesterday forenoon and took up
the remainder of the day. L. F. Wilbur
and M. G. Ieary opened the arguments
and the closing arguments were made by
R. W. Hulburd and V. A. Billiard.
Lack of Power Came as Handicap After
the Long Rain.
On top of the check to quarrying op
erations because of the rain and high,
ater. which had forced a suspension of
ork in the Uarre quarries all the week.
eame the loss ot power due to the acci
dent at the Bolton Fails plant of the
Consolidated Lighting company, which,
necessitated shutting down that plant.
The. water broke through the gate,
flooded the lower station and reached
the upper station, reaching the wires
running to the switchboard and causing
a "grounding." The power was turned,
off and steps were takeu to start thu
auxiliary plant at the Pioneer. The
auxiliary plant was put into operation
last evening.
At the Bolton plant when it became
necessary to shut off the power, a crew
of men was sent into the pit to sweep
the water away from the wheel. This
work was- carried on through the night
and today the gang was reinforced.
Pumps were established at the head of
the pit and it is expected that the dam
age will be soon repaired. The power
was turned off at 7:40 o 'clink last night
and within twenty minutes the changu
to the company's auxiliary plant had
been effected. .
Bert Davenport, Wo Died in Southera
Vermont Was Well Known Here.
. Mrs. Elmer E. Perry received word
this morning that the body of her broth
er, Bert Davenport, had been found in
the town of Windham following the
1 . . . "
King Ferdinand Also Gave Compliment
ary Words to Turkish Commander.
Adrianople. March 28. King Ferdi
nand of Bulgaria to-day entered the
fortress, drove through the long line of
Turkish prisoners and proceeded to the
military club, where Shukri Pasha. Turk
ish commander-in-Wiicf. handd him bis
P. P. Claxton. I nited States mmmi- ; sword. Kinc Ferd.nand returned the
don com-eft this evening, arrived in the!
city to-day from Boston. Seats for the
affair have been selling rapidly, and it
is expected that the attendant will be
even larger than that of last year, when
the same company of entertainers gave
a concert in the oera house under the
auxpH-es of Clan Gordon. In addition to
the artists participating from out of
the city. Miks Bessie Spear ot Barre will
! but seriously threatened at several
points along the line.
man' ilifta mien m nee hist Mdiirfav. On
One witness yesterday was Dr. . that day iie girted out, saying he was
E. Flanders, who testified as a medical ... .In some work. He dirf not re.
expert on certain phases of senile de-jturn aild BP,roh had failed to solve the
a. -eri .a . J AL-a. 1 e I .....
meniia. 1 lie wnnexa naiu mm loss ui ,,.,(., ti l this uiornmir. .No narticii-
memory, general debility, eccentric ideas
and sometimes hallucinations were
symptoms. The witness testified that
if Mrs. Sherman thought she could not
stand on the ground w ithout feeling pain
and if she thought she had been kissed
on the lips by a man. these might lie
symptoms of senile dementia and hallu
And Hone Seller Collected From Pur
chaser, Who Returned Horse.
... .,t i 1 rv., . t
South of Montpelier Junction Trains j L. , j?. " v iv 1 .
11 . . Tt I Frank I-afremere vs. I. I). Longe. apt..
Were Held Up. Nnnumpsit. which has been on trial at
St. Albans. March 2.-Train service ! Franklin county court for several days.
.....ll of the hMw r.ii. went to the jury at 10:30 yesterday
act as 'accompanist, and James Awards and flood damege. The Boston mail, ,' morning and at 1 1 ' the jury re-
rill furnish bagpipe selections.
George (.enert. who left Barre
it the
due here at 6:15 p. m.. was held up near I '"rn w ith a verdict tor the plaintiff
Braintree on account of a weakened " recover !..... 1 he case was over
outbreak of the Balkan strife last fall: bridge. The IWon expre.s has been ; ' Pr '"" ' "f,mr ,"-v "ge irom
w ith the intention of joimmr a detach- (abandoned entirely, after getting as f,r j i-airemere .a-i ii ... iieKeu
ment of Greek American hound for thelas South Kovalton. The tracks of the that the i.ore was noi as va.uame as
brs of the cause of death have been
received, but a letter received earlier in
the week from Mr. Davenport's employ
er said that Mr. Davenport had not been
feeling well.
The deceased was 02 years of age and
was unmarried. He was well known in
this vicinity, particularly in Williams
town, where he lived for some time. He
left six years ago for Weathersfield and
three years ago went to Windham. The
body will be brought to Barre for bur
ial." K. E. Perry will go to Windham
to bring the body here.
vate home, so that an aceurate count:
of the bodies is impossible.
Flood Danger ia Wester- New York Is
Checked By Cold Weather.
Buffalo. X. Y March 2 .-A cold wave
and clear weathT checked the floods in
Believes Property Lass in Ohio Will Ex
ceed San Fraadsca Disaster.
I'ohimhus, O.. Marco 2. overnor
Mlrrs New lork today, and lhiJnics M. I'ox Ut n ght iuei the M- tnaL
wesn with complimentary words.
Charge of Murdering Hatband.
Plymouth. !.. March 28. Mr. Jen
nie Slay Katon pleaded not guilty whea
she was arraigned to-tisv on an indtct-
nent rhargtiig the wnrdT of her hus
band. Rear Admiral Jovph Giles Ktn.
bv potoof.irc. No date was t for a
! front, returned to Barre yesterday
1 morning. Mr. Generis arrived in Lowell.
Mass.. the recruiting city, after the
rank of the rirt volunteer reriment
Central Vermont, north of here, are all represented at the time ot uie purchase
and I-onge returned the animal to it
At Johns bridge in Swenton. the M is-j '''""er owner and ram-r!!ed payrnent on
sisouoi river 1 wo hiSh that it is impow- '"' 'h,,ok- La'ren.ere bronsht suit for
K..I h.. fillet II. ... . : I. .1.1. n,n iKe l-tre rara ovr i t amount 01 me rnrfk. I ne ease now
t:. -l , ".. . , . t.i. t.L., beinir tried t . H. Hale. ant. va. the
tt-. - -. j j )' '" fimm 01 snaring ine a irw i t'",r .... " . , , . ... ....
Mra. Eatoa Was Arraigned To-day ea , ' f . ,,rk ,.' , . , . ... ' Kelwa here and Swanton. Ma-ach.iett Accident company. C G.
to St. Paul. Minn., where he .. em- and those who do go are transferred by "Y",,B l .iiomeys K.r ine
ploved for a a time ,;r4 news-1 team. ' , ?t',nU rvl Klr,"r J"nn" ' h e-
!epee whVh furnhrd new from the i The Lamoille river at Fairfa Falls. ,'
fn.nt to thoMands of Hellenie people ! w here the lant of the Vermont Power A
in the middle W est. Mr iim, k.. f !nufa tnrinr romi-anv is located, ia
revnmfd bis dutie. at the I'mhl Kruit.hicher than it ha ever been, and the) Fa r tonight and Saturday;
tore and will make his borne in Barrelwater ba tarried away a portxn of temp-rstare Saturday.
titrrtrg the summer.
Weather Forecast,
Desperate Fighting Is Progressing Along
the Lines.
Sofia. March 28. The great Bulgarian
army operating in front of the Turkish
line' of defen-e at Tchatalja received
orders to take the offensive simiiltane-
011-ly with the advance againt Adrian
ople'by the combined Servian and Bulga
rian force.
I hiring the three days beginning on
Sunday constant ault on the Turkish
work at var.o'-s points of the Tchatalja
lines were carried out. The Turkish de
fender operated against the advance of
the BulgLriana with five divisions of in
fantry and a brigade of cavalry sup
ported hr rttman warship at each enl
of te line.
The result of the fighting wala steady
adiaw by the Kulagnan tmop w ,o r--
rine ! onrupird their o po;tior artf the J.n
MWate wet-'which they h abandoned at the lgn-
ftne of the power company' building. er!y wind, becoming ariabie. airg of winter.

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