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TIMES VOL. XVII-NO. 12. HA1UIE, VERMONT, SATURDAY, .MAHCII 20, 191JI. PUICK, OXE CENT. ARMY RUSHES ON TO VICTORY Conquering Bulgarians Are Marching Toward Constantinople AFTER PIERCING LINE OF TURKISH DEFENSE Turks Suffered Great Depri vation in Defense of Adrianople London, March 29. The Bulgarian itroops pierced the Tchatalja lines in the neighborhood of Lake Berkos on the Black sea to-day and are pushing vic toriously on to Constantinople, aecord-J .ing to a news dispatch from bona. Belgrade, Servia, March 20. The Ser vian troops lost heavily in the attack on Adrianople. The list of casualties prob ably will be 1,000 killed and 3,000 or 4, 00 injured. Servian officers, who were wounded at Adrianople said in an interview that the famine appeared in the city a month ago. The food was divided between the troops and civilians, but in the last few days starvation was at hand. The sol lier were given bread made of hemp- need, mixed with straw, and horse's flesh v as used for meat. The Turks could be seen gathering roots and plants, hoping to find something suitable tor toon. The honor of capturing Shukri Pasha, the Turkish commander, belongs to the 20th Servian regiment of infantry, Shu kri, two other Turkish generals, twenty two-field oflieers and l.)0 junior officers were in Iladuluk fort, northwest of the city, when the Servians captured it. emy; Major Charles H. Spooiier, presi dent of Norwich university; Dr. Koliert Stuart MeArthur, pastor emeritus Cal vary Baptist church, New York; Dr. John K. tiow, pastor First Baptist church, Brattleboro, Vt.( Homer C. Bristol, n former principal of the acad emy i K. J. Coleord, H. M. Hovey, (;. A. Grove, Charles T, Snow and other for mer Weber there, but all now con nected, w illi schools in New York, and Boston. Clinton T. Brainard of the class of '84 (Harvard '8H) was toast master. Nearly every class from '80 to '14 was repre sented at this dinner, coming from seven states and about .10 cities and towns. Music was furnished by members of the Vermont Academy (flee club, led by Sid ney K. Backus of the academy, and by former students and teachers, including Mr. Km ma Lane Stoddard, who was pianist at the academy's first gi admit ing exercises more than 30 years ajjo. The ollicers of the New Alumni asso nation are: President, A. B. Gilbert, 'ho, U. V. M., f(); vice-presidents, Harlan S, Minor, K4, C. T. Brainard, 'H, Asa H Davis, M. I)., '8(1, the Rev. Charles T Snow, '87, Louis A. Roux, 'DO; secretary and treasurer, George T. Pettngill, '88; executive committee, George I Orion, M. D., '00, Charles W. lint, ill), Abbott T. Hutchinson, M. D., '18, L. A. Cutler, 03. ' RELIEF AGENTS REACH OHIO Secretary of War Garrison and Major-General Wood in Cincinnati $100 PER VOTE QUOTED AS PREVAILING PRICE Witness Testified at Hearing in Concord, N. H., That He Knew of an Offer to Deliver Nine . Votes. AEROPLANE NOT HIT As it Flew Over Bulgarian Lines and Saw War Movements. Constantinople, March 29. A German military aviator, accompanied by a Turkish officer, flew over the Bulgarian lines before Tchatalja to-day. They re ported the Bulgarians to be concentrat ing a strong force near Biyuk Chek roedye on the Sea of Mamora. The aeroplane was frequently under fire but Mas not hit. , ' ' SUFFRAGETTES. HIRE A BODYGUARD With That Protection They Serenaded a Sister 'Who Is Languishing in a London Jail. London, March 29.--Protected bv a bodyguard of husky dock workers, Miss ifseott-Troy of San Francisco, heading a delegation of American and hnglish suffragists last night serenaded Miss ,Zelie Emerson of Detroit, Mich., the fmilitant suffragette who in on a hunger trike in Holloway jail serving out a ,two months' sentence for breaking win dows. The anti-suffragists had hired a band f roughs, who were armed with bad ,eggs, stale vegetables and other objec tionable tnings for use as missiles, but ,the presence of the dock men kept them fliiiet. 'the suffragettes had hired a ,leaf eornetist, who could not be dis concerted by the . jeers of the antis. Not only was there no hooting or jeer ing, but the eornetist and the singers bad no other kind of interruption to contend with. After the serenade. Miss Troy was presented an illuminated honorary mem bership in the dockers' union, as a testimonial of the gratitude of the men for her support during the dockers' trike two years ago. In contrast to' the demonstration at Holloway jail Mas a suffragette meet i?ig held across the street without the protection of a bodyguard. The speak ers at this meeting Merc howled down by the mob. At the conclusion of the serenade of Miss Emerson, the deaf eor netist crossed the street had only be gun the air of "The tStar Spangled Banner' when hoodlums pounced upon lnni, smashed his cornet and forced the suffragettes to abandon the meeting. The attention of Senator William Al lien Smith of Michigan Mas called by rable yesterday to the condition of Miss Zelie Kmerson of Detroit, Mich., a mili tant suffragette, now in jail in Lon don, serving a term of two months' im prisonment for window xmashiug. .Miss Scott-Troy of San Francisco ca bled to the senator that American wom en in London exwcted him to do some thing for the release of Miss Emerson. The cablegram stated that Miss Em erson lias been tortured, that she is emaciated and bruised from head to lieels, while her sight is endangered." The prisoner, who started a "hunger strike" on being sent to prison, ha since been forcibly fed. Mrs. Kmer-on, who is now in Lon don, tried again yesterday to obtain permission to see her daughter but failed. The I'nited States embassy has declined to interfere in the matter un til it is definitely convinced that all the customary step provided by law have failed to secure Mrs. Emerson's admission to tbe jail. Concord, X. 1L, March 29. Philip H. aulkner of Kecne, secretary of the Re publican state committee, testified yes terday before the special legislative com mittee on bribery investigation that Representative Clifford I Snow of Man chester offered to deliver nine Democratic votes for Franklin Worcester for gov ernor for sjSOOO. The offer was made, Faulkner said, in the Republican state headquarters in this city on the Saturday before the assembling of the legislature. The oiler was not accepted, said Faulkner. Elmer S. Tilton, Laconia hosiery manufactur er and a defeated Republican candidate for councilor, testified that Snow offered to help him if he "would do what Mas right." Daniel F. Healty, jr., and Eugene G. Libbey,, Manchester politicians, testified to large roll I of yellow-backed bills shown by Snow and to bis exhibition of a bankbook, with the remark: 'Tin banking it now." Snow was present at the hearing with counsel. .Nathaniel h. Martin or this city, who said that his client would wait until all the testimony against him was in belore making reply to it. . .VI. Henry, a detective, testified to conversations in which Represoi.ta- tive C. J. Belanger took part in the room of Col. John H. Burtlett of Ports mouth, candidate or senator. Col. Bartlett and Representative Belanger were present at the hearing and pro tested against their names being brought into the matter without warrant save that of "vague insinuations by lying skunks." WERE HELD UP THERE BY HIGH WATER They Told Gov. Cox They Will Go to Dayton as Soon as Possible Cincinnati to night and lie in Dayton either to-night or to-morrow. Sergeant Lilly, one of the lest health experts in America, detailed by Rupert Blue of the I'nited Statea health service, is on the troop train on the road to Dayton. In addition to this, Allen Van Buskirk, l,ambcrt and Long, of the state health department arrived at Dnyton at 7 o'clock. They reimrtcd that the work of reconstructing the city water works had begun. "Mr. Patterson is entitled to every consideration. J lie w hole state is speaking in praise of hi work, Pleas tell .Mr. Patterson t'at the telegraphic orders sent to me this morning for funds aggregate $2,10,000. Contributions also coming from Canada. Rations sufficient to feed .'IOO.whi lor nu day Mill arrive in Columbus from the government this afternoon. We will have them in Day ton to-morrow. Advise Mr. Patterson that the state will take charge of the railroads if necessary in order to prevent sightseers and robbers going to Dayton." INEW ENGLAND FLOOD WANES HIGHER WATER EXPECTED BY THE WEATHER BUREAU Cincinnati, Ohio, March 29. Secretary of War Garrison, accompanied by the! chief of his staff, Major-General Leonard Wood, arrived this morning en route to Dayton. There was some delay ow- ing to the local flood. During the in terim, Secretary Garrison confered with Governor Cox by telephone, announcing Ins intention ot proceeding to Dayton at once. Washington, March. 29. While the I'nited States government did not d About Two Feet Is the Calculation for Cincinnati, According to Bulletin To-day. Washington, D. C, March 29. A special Hood bulletin issued by the weather bureau this morning saya the stage of the Ohio river at Pittsburg shows a fall of five-sixteenth of a foot since Friday morning. At Cincinnati the stage was ." feet this morning,, sixteen lect above the flood stage. A further rise of about two feet is expected. The Crest of High -Water Rolled Through State of Con necticut To-day AT SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 2 FEET BELOW RECORD It Left a Trail of Damaged Railroad Tracks in the Northern Section. ONE ARTIST FAILED TO APPEAR But Cockhurn-Caledonian Concert Was Thoroughly Appreciated. In spite of sumo disapointmcnt, the Cockhurn-Cuk'doiiinn concert last even ing Mas crowned with great success at its third annual appearance before a Barre audience. At the rpiiointed hour last evening, only two ol the iarti DR. J. H. WINCH PAS- Z AWAY pants had arrived to fake part In UiVc S Wtl Vnnwr PJi-mw program, and at first,' indication point-V ", tl6 " LH-JnimH lyllUCn Oj. Northfield and Promi nent Physician minis!, its activity in rushing relief to I'"'1 indication, at Uno.nnati point the destitute, the receipt of more cheer- ,0 . . TV? I "' ful news from the Hooded lands of Ohio !t reported, probably .bout 08 feet m- and Indiana heartened President Wit- " "u " . .-it iuiiiBvuie iho tier whs inirveeit son and official Washington generally. Miss Mabel Boardman, chairman of the Red Cross relief committee, left last night on a special Red Cross train, bcar- ti' nurses and supplies into the flooded district. From various other points, including Xew York and Philadelphia, govern ment supplies are being rushed into Ohio. A special relief committee, consisting ot rcprcf cntativcs from the middle west ern states, Mas organized here last night to collect and dispose of. contributions from all members of the House. JURY SOUGHT INSTRUCTIONS. NEARLY too ATTENDED Annual Dinner ef Vermont Academy Alumni in New York. In Addition to Judge's Charge in Sher man Will Case. rwrimgton, .March ail. the cae ot the contested will of the late Caroline Sherman of Richmond went to the jury in tnitteiKlen county court yesterday morning. After deliberating until . o'clork in the afternoon, the jury re turned for instructions. In his charge. Judge Waterman de fined what would constitute proper and improper execution of a Mill, and the degree of mentality necessary to draw will. The court also defined what is known as undue influence. On the question of whether or nut Mrs. Sherman was of sound mind. Judge waterman said the principal thintrs to be considered were whether or not she knew at the time of making her Mill hoM- much property she hail, wjiat and where it Mas and who would legally in herit it if a Mill Mas not made. Another Case Started. Another jury trial Mas started when the case of Klias Lvman vs. C. W. lames Mas begun. This is an action of trover Mhieh Mas first heard at the March term in 1911, when the defend ant Mas given a judgment to recover costs. The case went to the supreme court, where the judgment was reversed and the case remanded for assessment of damages. This latter feature of the case is now being heard. Max L. Pow ell appears for Mr. Lyman and Fred S. Webster of Swanton for the defend ant. In tbe original . suit) the plaintiff's claim as that he loaned $2,000 to W. If. Hill, M-ho Mas in the garage bus iness here some years ago. and as a condition of the loan Mr. Till turned over to Mr. Lyman a Chalmers-Detroit automobile. Mr. llill was to keep the car at the garage for exhibition pur poses. Some time later. Mr. Hill took the car to Swantun and while there it Mas attached by Mr. James, the defendant. Who was a deputy sheriff, bv virtue of a suit brought by B. B. Perkins. The car Mas kept locked up in Swanton for some time and Air. Lvman then brought suit to recover damages for being de prived of the use of the car and for damage incurred by faulty storage. ' CINCINNATI PARTLY SUBMERGED TO-DAY Water Is Rising and the City Is Facing a Serious Situation Refugees from - Up-State Pouring Into City. Cincinnati, March 29. With the Ohio river covering the entire lower section of the city and with refugees from stricken up-state towns coming by tho hundred. Cincinnati this morning laces a situation requiring the combined ef fort of all civic and relief organization to cope M ith. F.very hotel of the city is cro deu. , The river reached a height of 65.9 feet at davlight and was still rising slowly. Sixty city blocks wwe inun dated some ten feet. A rise of another feet above flood stage and another rise was expected. The last reports from Kvansville, Indiana,: indicates the low lands to be inundated. At Cairo the stage this .norning f wns 40 feet. The river will rioe at that point more slowly during the next few days. The flood sit uation on' the lower Mississippi remains unchanged. CONDITIONS ARE DEPLORABLE. Report United States Life Saving Crew After Exploring Dayton. West Dayton, 0., March 2ft. Mem bers of the United States life saving crew of Louisville, who navigated along sections of flooded Day ton heretofore unexplored, returned yesterday report ing conditions in Jnorth Dayton and Riv- erdale quite as deplorable as the first estimates concerning suffering of the lieople M-ere concerned. The tour, how ever, failed to verily Jeara that there had been a tremendous death toll in that section. In North Dayton privation among the marooned has been severe. At the south ern end of Riverdale. where it was feared there would be Ipmid , big death list, Captain Gillooly," in charge-of fhe crew, heard of only two- bodies having been recovered. After haying descended the Miami river, Captain Gillooly reported that In . the south central sectien of Dayton, where the flood flowed wildest on Tues day night and Wednesday, thousand?, of persons still were imprisoned m upper I floors of their homes. He stated that Springfield, Mass., March 20. The crest of the Connecticut river flood parsed Springfield early today and swept I into Connecticut. The water reached a height of twenty fee.t in thin city, which was two feet below the record height. The flood caused no material damage other than inundated farmlands. There were two flood waves, the first of M'hich, and the higher, passed last evening, fol lowed about .125 miles back by the sec ond wave. The flood left behind it Mork for the Boston & Maine, Central Vermont and the Rutland railroads. There were many washouts and some bridges went out. The Boston . Maine had to stop its trains on the Cheshire division near Bellow Falls, Vt., and on many stretches of the Passumpic, especially in the vicinity of St. Johnsbury and Woodsville. The Central Vermont suffered delays near IVattlcboro and between White River Junction and Montpelier. No trains ran on the latter division be came of ' washouts. The Rutland road was compelled to suspend service into Bellows Falls from the north and suffered the loss of a bridge between Rutland and Middlebury. The road had trouble also between Kut land and. Bennington. BRATTLEBORO CUT OFF FROM RAIL SERVICE foot Mill put the company operating all the street car lines, entering trom Ken tucky, out of commission by swamping 1 "r" , "l"J their power house. The city has food l1 rPw thj; loss of life would not enough to last 'ten days. Newport and Covington also are un der water and thousands of people are out of Mork. , 82 BODIES FOUND IN DAYTON THUS FAR Newspaper Men Have Explored the Flooded Areas and Believe tbe Re ports Were Greatly Exaggerated be nearly so large as at first report ed. This section still was flooded. although the water rapidly was receding, and while a few corpses eddied out from the flood's edge, yet in the center of the area it was -tated that only-two bodies had been seen. Captain Gillooly snd his men distri buted food and quantities of drinking water to a large number of the flood's prisoners. Preparations were making at several points to cut the levees along the rivers in order to more rapidly drain the submerged districts. While the Louisville life savers H. l.,li..u It it vn hoon mx-nvorml. ami nearly ! "inking their cruise, I apt evcrv section of the city has been ex- Hf" ,"" frew "vrs .Irom plored by life-saving crews of newspap- t,,e t'lcveland station wore operating a er men. 'The early estimates of the loss n"mb,'r in the heart of North i'n , ,ui, in ic ., , nau.it. , f iitiiii,,,, -a- of life generally have been cut to l."0 or 200, although the undertakers express the opinion that tne number win run consid erably higher. , At dawn large rescue parties started out to succor the living and recover the dead. Most of those penned in were pro vided with food yesterday, but it was not possible to take all to places of safe- Dayton faces a serious situation, lucre ia u .in urn iTo I ,1 1 1 n ' n'Slul1 ami 4 li a it. a ...,l uirn nnn.niHnip.tmn .r.t..... v niuicoine, i jiarcn z:: tigmecn w w rH i hn....:i i persons are oeaa nere according to tne animals are lying around the street. nr? ""'"T' """Tm"- Water is being served in sprinkling " ' """"" "-- wagons from private plans of the sol- 01 nome8 al ",.'- "M- diers' home and the National Cash Reg- n,or,e .?ere a '"covered hanging iater mmnanv. Tlim v.tm n Mlgore Dridge. M nere it was ists. It was in that section in lived many of the poorer clas. Few of the buildings were substantial, and many of the houses succumbed to the flood's. FIND 18 BODIES. But Seven of Them Cannot Be Recov ered at This Time. Crest of the Flood Passed That Place Late Yesterday Afternoon Sev eral Features of High Water. Brattleboro, March 20. The creft of the flood reached Brattleboro aKjt .) o'clock yesterday afternoon, although the water had risen only four inches since ! o'clock in the morning. Brattleboro Mas off the map yester day as far as railroad service wa eon- 1 i- 1 i.fi . ; cerneo. AO trains nave icii. or nrrivru here since about 10 o'clock Thursday evening, when the southbound train turned around here and went back to Bellows Falls. Station Agent David Carry said last night that the Mater would have to recede two feet at least before there would be any trains here and that he did not expect any would arrive from the north today. Several traveling men were taken to South Vernon by automobile and two machines loaded with mail left during the latter part of the afternoon. j The Tarbox brothers who live on tne ,1. V. Shaw place in Fast Putney, left their house from the chamber windows yesterday forenoon and about 100 head of cattle' and horses which had been in Mater up to their bodies were taken out of the barn from a door on the second floor, and made to swim to nearby hills. The West river railroad was sub merged for an eighth of a mile on the Bradley meadows and about 20 wah- were 'outs s're renorted on the line. Four A. Han- jpiirg of pine plank owned by Holden & Martin of this town and logs and lum ber owned by W. If. Taft of We-t Town shend were swept out of Mr. Taft's mill vard bv the flood. The home of which jOorg'e B. Worthley and H. B. Capen near this mill Mas marooned as were the postoffice and blacksmith shop at Londonderry. - ed to a postponement. However, the long-delayed train arrived shortly after 8 o'clock, and the remaining two singers were hurried to the opera liutise. Hut another disappointment was expenci.ccd when W. J Coekburn, in behalf ot the management, read a telegram from Rob ert Young, the comedian, saying that he was held up at Bellows lulls una could proceed no far the. Nevertheless, the entertainment never lacked vigor, for every niece rendered was encored. At about 8:30, the curtain rose and tho program Mas started Mith a selec tion on the bagpipes by James Kdwards, It M-as enjoyed very much by all. On their intial appearance in Barre, and probably their final appearance in this country, .Madam and J. Shirley Jackson rendered a duet, "Tho' 1 Leave Thee," which came in for great appluuse, and they Mere called back in response. At the sight of Mr. Coekburn, Mho had ap pea red in Barre previously and who has made a great impression on the music lovers, welcome in the form ot much applause greeted him. He has lost none ol his good qualities as a baritone sing er and in all liis renditions he was given the closest attention and Mas greeted with loudest appreciation. Another welcomed songstress known to Barre people was Miss Mary Ogilvie. She sang The Kiss Waltz 111 her always pleas ing and enjoyable manner. The humor' ous songs to have been sung by Robert 1 oung were omitted and Madam Jack sou appeared and delighted the audi ence with the famous Scottish ballad, "Cam Ye by Athole," and Mr. Jackson in turn rendered the "Lea Rig," after M'hich Miss Ogilvie and Mr. Coekburn sang as a duet, "When the Wind Blows from the Sea." The first part Mas suitably closed by a quartet, which sang "The Star Spangled Banner." At the opening of the second part, Mr. Edwards, the piper, again gave a selec tion, followed bv a duet by Madam and J. Shirley Jackson. Mr. Coekburn sang The Vijlage Blacksmith." Another ballad well known by' the Scotch was "Dark Lochnagnr," as sung by Miss Ogilvie. Madam Jackson sang "Kathleen Mavourneen," folowed by Mr. Jackson, who sang "Genevieve." A duet was then rendered by Miss Ogilvie and Mr. Cock burn, the selection being "The Crook it Bawbeoi" The entertainment was brought to a fitting close M ith the sing ing of "America," by the participants, after which all joined in singing "Auld Lang Syne." Miss Bessie Spear capably accompanied the singers. This is the third international concert held under the auspices of Clan Gordon, and it lacked none of its usual good qualities. Immediately after the concert, the members of the company 'cnt to the K. of P. hall, where a reception was tendered, them by members of the clan. Each ot the visitors gave a aelection, after M'hich light refreshments - were served. On account of the lateness of the hour, the reception lasted but a short time. . Mr. Coekburn left to-day for Boston, while others left for Onta rio, Canada. s DIED AT HOSPITAL IN MONTPELIER Funeral Will Be Held at His Late Home on Monday N'orthfield, March 20. Dr. John H. Winch, one of the best known men of Northfield and a prominent citizen, died at ilea ton hospital in Montpelier lato yesterday afternoon, the immediate, cause of death being heart trouble., Hi had been sick since early in March, and he went to the hospital in Montpelier a week ago to be treated lor acuta Bright' disease. He was thought to be getting along as well as could be expected, when his heart weakened, and he sank rapidly till the end, shortly after 4 o'clock. Dr. Winch Mas born in Northfield, be ing the son of Deacon William and Lydi (Nye) Winch, and the fourth of their five children, of M-honi Samuel W. Winch. survives., he being a resident of North field. The late Judge C. M. Winch of Barre and the late Rev. George W. Winch of East Barre Mere two brothers; and there was one sister. Susan K. Dr. Winch was 60 years of age. He is also survived by hi wife, who was Ella Sylvester of Northfield, and one son, Cecil Winch of Pittsburg, mIio had re cently teen called home by the illness of his father. After graduating from medical col- ege, J;r. vt incn settled 111 his native town for the practice of his profession, and he had been engaged in it for about 35 years. He was honored many times by his felow-townsmen, having held nearly all the important offices in the town and having been elected to the state legislature. For many years he was moderator of town meetings. He was a member of the Northfield lodges of Odd FclIoM'8 and the New England Order of Protection. The funeral Mill be held at the house Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and in terment Mill be in the village cemetery. B07S, MATCHES AND WIND. TENDERED A FAREWELL. to cannot be used for weeks, and it will !P088'.blr recover them. be necessary to be without gas for some time. 1 here is comparatively little sick ness, due to the cold spell, which, al though causing discomforts to the ma rooned, proved to be a blessing. are improved. mi- Condition KILLED BY 11-STORY FALL. Justice Henry Bischoff of New York Supreme Court tbe Victim. New York, March 2ft. Justice Henry Bischoff of the New York state supreme court wss killed yesterday in an eleva tor in the Emigrant Savings bank budd ing. JuMice Bi'choff entered the. elevator at thk ground floor, apparently intend ing to leave it at the 12th floor, heie he had offices. Hv mistake be left at the 1 1th floor. He detected his error almot immediately and turned to re- Nearly 20enter the ear. In the meant ir-, the FAMILY OF EIGHT DROWNED. A. They Were Attempting to Escape x7 lav is v vvatu AiVUJC 20.- New York. Marrh 2ft. former student, teaebem and friend, of jrar had shot upward, the operator Mo. trrmiml aradt-iny, attoii Kiver. t-.irg ttie dx.r a. the vrhu-Ie acendd. met at the M. IV-nis hot-! last night at I -lii'tic B'cj;fff. ha wan nrr s ght tte annual dinner of the New York ed. did not so the aeending ear an! Alumni a-uHim of that rhooL j fell through the partly open door. Hit The -krr imlul-i th Hon. John .body was hombry mangled. I'arrett. ditwtiir-rrneral of the Pan-J JuMw Bibff ti"l years of ape .mef-ira anion. W ahirft.-n ; Ir. (nrjre jand hd been os the supreme court ! on, pnniial ol Vermont cl- betxh ,nc 1?34. Property Loss $50,000,000. The property loss will probably exceed $.50,000,MHI. This includes not only the damage to real estate, public works and personal property, but also the cost of rebuilding miles of asphalt streets and walks which were literally ripped from their beds. The loss of life is confined almost en tirely to North Dayton, inhabited by foreigners and laborers, West Dayton, M'hich comprises districts of a more sub stantial character, and to Riverdale. Several lives are known to have been lost in the business district, but none of the rumor that hanan beings had perished in the fire whnh swept away two city blocks would stand the test of searching investigation. . The flood assumed dangerous aspects' , " early Tuesday morniiiff before most 10-. Pm iht Audience Collected $3,000 pie had started to work. Consequent Ir. fr Flood Sufferers, the loss of life in Riverdale. North San Francisco, tal.. March 20. lohn Dayton and West Dayton was U Sulliv.n. ho refereed the Pri. fight sumed when dwelling., mostly of light !h,re ,t Bi(,ht. M , the crowd to cons nirtmn, were wept away and' lhr,,llK,, l kt. tnM. to ,,. shattered by the sw.ftly moving current. L,.,,,, of th. flood victims. He dropped leaving the occupant, who had fled loU, iB h.t and started around, od safety in the second stories to fight jertiiur Ml. ZANESVILLE HOTEL COLLAPSED And tbe Four Bodies Were Found in ' Ruins A Theatre May Fall Zanesville, O., March 20. Four bodies were recovered from the Roggie hotel, which collapsed this morning. The Kchultz theatre ia in danger of falling. DAM CALLED SAFE. Relief for People Who Feared Great Flood in Rutland County. Rutland, March 29. Rutland is still isolated from the surrounding country. 'although trains can reach Burlington by means of the JJclaM-are s. Hudson, ine danger that threatened at the Chit tenden dam, M'hich it Mas thought would break, is now past. The Rutland Rail way, Light A Power company issued a statement last night saying that the dam is perfectly safe, and that there is no trouble. Trouble is being experienced at Lake Bomoseen, 16 miles away, where the water is still hih, threatening many cottages. Boat houses and motor boats have been swept away. REIGNING PRINCE DEAD. Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Eathorne Are Leave for Cornwall, England. Over 100 friends of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Eathorne, largely members of the Ep worth league of the Holding Methodist church, gathered at the league parlors last night and tendered a reception to Mr. and .Mrs. hat home, who are soon to return to their former home at Corn wall, England, The departure of Mr. and Mrs. Eathorne will be a great loss to the league, as each of them has been very active in church affairs. The for mer was president of tho league and the latter held the office of third vice president. As a remembrance, the couple were presented a good purse of gold. The presentation Mas made bv C. S. An drews, president of the Sunday school board of the church. Responses were made by Mr. and Mrs. Eathorne. Re freshments were served to the gather ing in the parlors under the direction of Mrs. Norris. As a part of the entertainment the following program was rendered: Piano j8 solo, Hildrcdth .Martin; vocal solo, Ag nes Ruel; vocal solo. William J. Ol liver; reading. Mis Hazel Lyons; vo cal frolo, Miss Mary K. Patterson; vo cal solo, Lyndel I.ebourvcau; piano duet, Misses Beth Skmner and llertina Hook er; voral solo. Mrs. D. H. Cutler. At the close of the program remarks were made by C. S. Cushman, past president of tho league. Were Cause of Unwonted Muscular "Ex-" ertion by Orange Street People. Orange street turned out en mas-e at high noon today to grapple with a stub born grass fire that threatened for n time to mount the crest of the high bank leading from Aver street and com municate with several building thai skirt the brow of the 00-foot drop to the fiats below. Boys, matches and a stiff spring breeze that came from over Jockey hollow way are believed to have? been implicated in caui-ing a fire that ultimately assumed proportions lurger than the volunteer firemen in . the vi cinity cared to handle. Around 12 o'clock someone called up the fire station and detail of the regulars was despatched to the scene of the bjaze in the auto fire truck. A small army of householders, pnss ersby and even children had flocked tiJ the burning area with the common pur mc of protecting their property. Mar shaled by Ned J. Roberts and O. E. PhilbrickV the impromptu dorps wera waging desperate battle with the creep ing grass tire when the regulars liove in view, i -sroums, mops, spaues ana cuius. old clothes. In fact anything that could tie used to flog the fire, was dratted into service. 1 he liremcn lent a helping nana and within fifteen or twenty minutes the danger Mhieh a half hour before had threatened to gain a grip on house along the street had passed. As it Ma. sizeable area ot meadow land and brush wa burned over. The south wind helped the flames to sweep over the dry grass and but for the generous response to the call for help it is likely that a serious loss would have been the outcome. APPRAISALS AGREED ON. State and Railroads Will Submit Fig ures to Board of Appeal . The railroad hearing, which has. been conducted at the State House at Mont- J. P. MORGAN AGAIN T. TV I TV II Tf UP II T pelier, was adjourned yesterday aftcr UtilUltliM 1U 1)1j ILdLd noon until Wednesday morning, when South Dayton, Ohio. March Charles Potter, Ins wife. six children were drowned yesterday, while attempting to escape from their wrecked home. Their team overturned in a torrent. Henry XIV. of Reus Had Ruled Prin cipality Since I867. Gera, Germany. March 20. Prince bead of the younger branch of the Reuss family, and who had reigned over the principality and their!""" lKt), aiea iooht in nu ni year. le is succeeded ty iTincc aavii. LIKE "TRUE SPORTS." for their lives in the water. There are not more than 3(1 hk h house in River-! dale and wwibly 7 in North and Wet Dayton. k vet nor Cox yeterJy -nt the fol lowing t-l. pram to Serretary I'tirha: Secretary of War iarrioon 1. coming SIXTEEN KNOWN DEAD And Others Are Misnnf at Brookrille, Ind. Food Is Short. Bmoivillc. InL. Manh 29. Sixteen Weather Forecast. Fair to-night and probably Sunday; ris rig temperature;, model ate winds, mostly southerly. Has Not Left His Hotel in Rome Since Easter, When He Was Taken Sick in Church. London, March 20. An unconfirmed despatch from Rome says that Herbert I- Sntterlee, son-in-law of ,f. Pierpont Morgan, admit that Mr.' Morgan has not left his hotel since Easter, when he became ill during church services. Mr. Saftcrlee says Mr. Morgan is tak ing a complete rest under the instruc tions of his physician'. HAD COMMITTED SUICIDE. with hi entire etsff. He will rtarlt known dead and six miktmp, and heavy to exposure will be mudi larger. Bert Davenport' Body Found Hanging to a Tree. Brattltboro. March 29. After ln.nc- irg three days and n.ghts from the limb of a tree, the body oi Bert Davenport. aged !!. who lived w th IVrnie I. Glca Min in West Windham, w found on Thursday morning in the wood about a quarter of a mile from Mr. Gl'-ason home. It was suspended by thnrt rope and the feet nearly touched the ground. But at Present Detfc List ia Pern, Lad,! torei Jenn.son came upon tne iy "101 , hanging from a three. Around the neck Is $ People. .was tlrJ m hanjk.rcbief to wh eh was Peru. InL. March 20. As Peru to-day .attached a rope about three feet long emerged from the flmd. it berame ap-. thrown over the limb. Mr. !venport iMcr. mi. 1.. 1.. rrrrv or iwrre. cooin. Mrs. thurch of Elliot 1 loss in pmjicrty and livestock, are the flood results here. A food and fuel famine is an immi nent situation. Many of the rescued probably will die of exposure. MAY DIE OF EXPOSURE 1 emerpeti 1101.. t- ....... parent that the death. pronaMy would ih a Jnot exceed 2.- The indirect deaths due n-1 a it is expected the Delaware & Hudson company and the traction companies will be' taken up. Yesterday's session was given over to completing the case of the Central Vermont railroad and considering the case of the St. Albans 4 Swanton Traction company. " The electric road at St. Albans and Swanton was assessed by the tax com-mi-sioner at 7-,lMM mid has Wen val ued bv an expert at $132.0011. The pres ent owners bought the road at auction for .V).imh. Tbe 75,000 appraisal is regarded by the road a. amply large. 1 he fnHowing appraisal, made bv the tax commissioner, have been agreed on by the state and the roads for sub mission to the board which may ac cept or alter them! New London, North em. fl'XUXKi; West River railroad. stfitt.oiai; Bethel (iranite railroad, Ji2, .VKi; National Car company. .V.m. Manrhrster. Iret A Uranville rail road. $4'l,xn); steamer Yioca, tlJi'Hl: steamer A. B. Cook. f2.7i'. street, Brattleboro. APPEAL FROM AWARD. Sequel to Trial of Sherman Will Case ia Burlington. 1 Burlington, March 20. A. a sequel t.i the will content case just com Hi led in county rourt, the appeal of F. 1L Higley from the eomfnio.ioner. J. A.,Kdward and F L. 1 rectus n. in the etatc of Caroline Shetni.ii. wa. etiterrJ in tin county clctk's .'! yeterday. The ap peal i fiom the co.miincr" a!li ance of a claim of $,"0n made by A Ion to Chaw.