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Irate Women Horsewhipped
Deputy Governor of
Holloway Jail
They Were Wreaking Ven
geance for the Forcible
; "" Feeding of Women
London, June 3. Militant suffragettes
to-day wreaked vengeance on Dr. Fran
cis Edward Forward, deputy governor
nnd medical officer of Holloway jail.
Two women, who were armed with stout
horsewhips, sprang upon Dr. Forward as
he left the prison and they were thrash
ing him severely when a policeman came
to the rescue and arrested the assailants.
The two women declared their action
was a protest against forcible feeding,
"for which this beast is responsible."
Dr. Forward refused to charge the wom
en with assault, but the police detained
thein on the charge of disorderly con
duct. i)r. Forward was attacked once
before in a similar manner.
An arson squad during the night fired
nnd destroyed the large cricket pavilion
at Earlsfield, southwest of London.
dispatch from Belfast, Irelund. says an
attempt was made near there tins morn
ing by suffragettes to burn a residence
but the fire was discovered and little
damage was done.
Suffragette Wounds Gallery Attendant,
A savage attack with a hatchet was
mane to-dav bv a young militant suffra
gette on an attendant at the Dore gal
lery, who tried to prevent her from de
stroying valuable pictures on exhibition
The woman already had ruined two
paintings in the gallery and was pro
ceeding to hack a third when the attend
ant. named Bourlct. seized her arm.
The vandal turned on the man furious
ly and rained a shower of blows on his
body, severely injuring him. Other at
tendants rushed to Rourlet's aid and the
woman was handed to the police. She
appeared to be educated and was stylish
ly dressed.
tion that the constitutionalist policy in
regard to representation at Niagara
Falls is fixed and that no emergency ro
quiring deliberation on the part of Gen
eral Carranza'a agents here is antiiT
The expected German protest against
the imposition of fines upon the masters
of the steamships Bavaria and YpirRpga
for landing munitions of war at Puerto
Mexico has not yet reached Washington
Secretary BiVan was informed yester
day through the German embassy that
these vessels were not government ownd
or controlled and that the charter taken
out by the German government for them
covered only the use of the vessels tor
tho conveyance-ot refugees from (lis
turbed Mexican ports.
Officials appeared to be much gratified
by the conduct of tho owners of the
Japanese steamship Sciyomaru, reported
yesterday to the navy department Dy
Rear Admiral Badger. The vessel
reached Salina Cruz at 7 o'clock Sunday
morninir, but, according to Admiral Had
ger's despatch, she landed no arms or
The admiral reported that he under
stood the Japanese steamship company
bad declined to carry such a cargo, al
though the goods were ordered in Japan
nearly a year ago, before there was any
question ot an embargo.
Is Charge Made at Meeting of Women in
Imdon, June 3. Tho charge that im
prisoned militant, suffragettes are drug
ged in order that they may be forcibly
fed was made yesterday at a meeting
of the V omens Social and Folitical
union by Mrs. Mildred Ella Mansel, an
organizer of the militant society, who
Mrs. Manscll specified the cases of
Miss Grace Jffte and Miss Gladys Rob
erts who, she said were, being forcibly
led twice daily, respectively.
She added: "This terrible drugging oc
curs every time they are fed, and they
seem unable to battle against the
drowsiness which overcomes them. It
is the most criminal thing the govern
ment has vet done against women."
Airs. Manscll referred to well-known
women who received cabinet ministers
as their guests and warned them that
if they continued to harbor the ministers
they would have to pay the eonse
Leaven New York Bound for Tampico,
Much to the Surprise of Secretary
of State Bryan aid Qther
Department Officials.
Washington, D. C, June 3. Ammunl
tion lor the constitutionalists of Mexico
left American shores from Xew York
yesterday bound for Tampico.
Information that the steamer Antilla,
which recently was fired upon by con
stitutionalists outside Tampico, had left
Xew York with munitions of war caused
considerable stir in Washington. The
vessel was cleared without interference
on the pnrt of the United States, greatly
to the surprise of Secretary of State
JSryan and other department officials.
Subsequently, it was discovered that
an opportunity to prevent clearance of
such vessels had been delayed and that
the Antilla had procured clearance while
the Washington government believed
steps effectually bad been taken to pre
vent her sailing.
What may happen by the time the
Antilla, sailing under the Cuban flag,
reaches the constitutionalist controlled
port at Tampico is the absorbing topic
of interest in official quarters.
No embargo from American ports was
contemplated by the United States until
the constitutionalists captured Tampico.
Then it became apparent that this gov
ernment would bo required to prevent
shipments of ammunition to the revolu
tionists in order to preserve neutrality
as between the Huerta and Carranza
factions in Mexico.
This led to a decision to withhold
clearance papers to ships with ammuni
tion for any port in the southern re
public and the orders were directed
through the department of commerce.
Whether any attempt will be made by
the United States to prevent the landing
of the Antilla's cargo at Tampico is
problematical. One official pointed out
that the Antilla. flying the Cuban flag,
might touch at Havana and receive clear
ance papers for Tampico from Cuban
authorities. In such an event there
would be no warrant in law for inter
fering with the vessel.
Constitutionalist representatives in
Washington did not anticipate yesterday
any change in the situation at Niagara
Falls insofar as their participation in
the negotiations was concerned.
Luis Cabrera, who recently came here
to confer with the constitutionalist col
leagues, Rafael Zubaran and Jose Vas-conct-loa,
left last night for New York,
to be gone several days. He said he was
going on personal business.
His departure was taken as an indica-
Rev. E. J. Ranslow Given Marked Trib
ute of Honor at Services in
Swanton. June 3. The funeral of Rev.
Eugene J. Ranslow, who died last Thurs
day at Seabreeze, Fla., was held this aft
ernoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Congrega
tional church, where 45 years ago the
first Sunday in June he began work in
the ministry. Tho officiating clersrvman
was President John M. Thomas of Mid
dlebury college, from which Mr. Ranslow
was graduated in lSlifi, and Doctor
Thomas was assisted by Rev. Carl J.
Peterson of East Berkshire and the ven
erable Rev. Charles W. Clark of Ha met.
Tlr church was beautifully decorated
and tho casket was draped with tho flag
for which he served during the Rebellion.
The body lay in state from 11 o'clock
this morning until the funeral hour and
a large number ot people visited the
church to take a last look at the face of
their long time friend. The bearers were
his son, George H. Ranslow, of Portland,
Me., and his three sons-in-law, Roy W
Jocelyn of Swanton, B. H. Brown of St.
Albans, and Arthur Robinson of Spring
field, Mass.
The ushers were B. C. Sheldon, An
drew B. Anderson. E. T. Bradley and
( bancs Hall. At the close of the service
as the body was borne down the aisle
the bell began to toll and this was con
tinued until the procession passed out of
sight on its way tor the burial in River
side cemetery.
Mr. Ranslow was born in Georgia on
October 21. 1H42. He prepared for col
lege at Underbill academy and entered
Middlebury college but left to enter the
I nited States navy during the Civil war.
He served on the battleship Brooklyn to
the end of the war.
When be was discharged from the
service he re-entered Middlebury, being
graduated in IMbfi. from Middlebury he
entered the Auburn Theological sem
inary and while there supplied at (Gen
eva, jN. j ., and acted as chaplain of the
Auburn state prison. After his gradua
tion from Auburn seminary he was pas
tor at Swanton six years, then going to
Wells River for 12 years, returning here
at the end of that time for a pastorate
of 22 years' duration. At that time he
took charge of the Tourist church at
Seabreeze, where he served four years,
and had just closed the church after the
winter season when he was stricken ill.
During the summers since his resignation
from the pastorate here he had supplied
at Bristol, Underbill, Jericho and Dan
ville, having a vacation of only one sum
Mr. Ranslow's first wife was Kllen E.
Kingsbury. His second wife, who sur
vives, was Cynthia C. Marvin. Besides
his wife and the son named, he is sur
vived bv three daughters, Mrs. Roy W.
Jocelyn of Swanton, Mrs. B. H. Brown
of St. Albans, and Mrs. Arthur Robinson
of Springfield, Mass.; also by a brother,
George P. Ranslow of Garrison, Mo.
Mr., Hanslow was a prominent Odd rel-
low and G. A. R. man. He served as
aide-de-camp and chief -of -staff to Na
tional Commander Russell A. Alger and
as assistant adjutant general of the de
partment of Vermont under Colonel E.
W. Jewett of this place.
Rev. George Ranslow, father of Mr.
Ranslow. preached for 50 Tears nnd Rev.
Simeon Parmelee, his grandfather on the
maternal side, for tio years, making a
continuous ministry of about 160 years
n the family.
Mr. Ranslow was an honorary member
of the 13th Vermont Regiment associa
tion, which sent an escort to attend the
funeral and there was also an honorary
escort from the G. A. R.
According to Official State
ment of Canadian
Pacific Co.
Storstad Collier, Unloaded,
Shows Stem Twisted Al
most in Half-Circle
Montreal, June 3. An official state
ment given out by the Canadian Pacific
Railway Co., to-day gives the total
number of persons lost in the Empress
of Ireland disaster as 1,024. The total
number of saved is now given as 452,
which is 3U more than the former figures.
Tho collier Storstad, which rammed
the Empress of Ireland, completed un
loading her heavy cargo of. coal yester
day and it was possible to make a thor
ough inspection of her bow, shattered
by the collision. Jt was seen that tier
stem was twisted so muh to starboard
that it almost formed a half circle.
Some of the lower-most plates in her
bow also were twisted to starboard and
torn away.
1 he condition of the Storstad s stem
is pointed to in connection with Captain
Andersons claim that when the eol-
ision with the Empress of Ireland oc
curred it was impossible for the col-
icr s stem to remain in the bole because
t was twisted by the forward move
ment of the Empress.
The Canadian Pacific railway officially
stated last night that the funeral of the
members of the crew of the Empress of
Ireland, who lost their lives in the dis
aster and whose todies have not been
claimed, will take place on Thursday at
ten o'clock at Quebec. The Canadian
Pacific will bear the expense.
According to the statement of Mon
treal poslpflice officials, the heavy reg
istered mail, amounting to 1,003 pack
ages, which went down on the Empress
is a total loss and there will be no com
pensation for the senders or addressees
ot these packages.
Those who sent money orders to Eu
rope, which were lost on the Empress
however, will not be out of pocket.
duplicates of the money orders held in
Ottawa, will be copied and dispatched
to London. The parties concerned will to
paid the money at their nearest post
office. It is estimated that over $140,000
in money orders went down in the St
Lawrence in the mail bags.
John R. Early Showed Up in Washington
and Registered at One of the Fash
ionable Hotels.
Washington, D. C, June 3. John R
Early, who for the last five years has
made many enforced journeys about the
country in box cars and has been held
.under quarantine in many cities while
medical experts have disagreed on wheth
er he is a leper or not, turned up in
Washington again yesterday and before
ma identity was discovered, took quar
ters at a fashionable uptown hotel, the
home of Vice President Marshall and
others prominent in capital life.
Early was not discovered until after
he had tclcplioned to a newspaper asking
tor a reporter to interview "Mr. West
wood." The newspaperman at once ree.
ognized the noted patient and informed
the authorities, who took Early back to
his old place .of isolation on the city
limits. The fashionable hotel and its
guests were thrown into commotion.
The alleged leper escaped -May its Irom
Diamond Head quarantine station near
Port Townsend, Wash., and was traced
to v ictoria, B. C, where officers lost
track of him.
Oscar Potter Struck by Car Driven by
Rutland Woman.
Ru'lfand, June 3. Oscar Potter of
this city was yesterday afternoon struck
and injured by nn automobile owned by
Paul D. Hawkins ot Roberts avenue,
and operated by bis wife. Both bones
of the right leg were broken above the
ankle, according to Dr. J. M. Hamilton,
who put the injured member under the
X-ray at the Rutland hospital.
The accident occurred on Outer street.
Mrs. Hawkins, accompanied by a woman
friend, came up Merchants' row and
turned into Center street, making a very
short turn. Chief of Police Jesse Young,
who stood on the corner, crossed to re
monstrate with the motorist.
Mr. Hawkins either did not see or
pay heed to the chief, who stepped to
the running board to speak to her. While
her head was turned the car got in tho
rear of the pedestrian, or the pedestrian
in front of the car. Chief Young noticed
Potter's danger when the slowly run
ning car was n few feet from him. and
again called to Mrs. Hawkins to stop,
but she was unable to do so within the
The right forward wheel knocked him
down and ran over ftis leg and part of
Ins body before the car could be backed
Potter was taken to the police station,
nnd Dr. Hamilton was summoned. Dr.
Hamilton took hira to the hospital, and
later to his home.
Woonsocket, R. I., Young Man Wanted to
See Engines in Action.
Woonsocket, R. I., June 3. Edouard
Charpentier, the 21-year-old son of Isi
dore Charpenticr of 56 Cottage street,
confessed last night to Inspectors John
Sutton and Henry Hourne that he had
set 17 fires since last Friday night.
Seven of the fires were discovered on
Monday evening in the rear of frame
blocks in the heart of the business sec
tion. All were quickly extinguished.
The Charpentier boy was arrested ves-
erdav and last night told the police that
he had set the fires to see the engines in
action and to hear the fire bells.
Johnson May Not Play with Kansas City
Chicago. June 3. The injunction pre-
enting (Jeorge H. ("Chief") Johnson, the
former Cincinnati pitcher, from playing
with the Kansas City team of the Fed-
ral league stands, according to the de
cision of Judge Foell in - the superior
court to-dav. A temporary injunction
was obtained by Garry Hermann, presi-
ent of the t incinnati team, and it be-
omes permanent.
But Both Cup Yachts Proved Themselves
Fast Boats.
Rye, N. Y., June 3. Heeled under
stiff northwest breeze until even her
bronzed underbody glistened in the late
afternoon like burnished gold, Alexan
dor S. Cochran's Vanitic flashed across
tho finish line, a winner over the Reso
lute bv 16 minutes, 48 seconds, in the
first race for the. America's cup defense
candidate yachts on Ixng Island sound
Although the official tune allowance
given the Resolute by tho Yanitie is
known only to the cup committee, it is
estimated that tin; Resolute is in receipt
ot approximately three minutes, 3. sec
onds, time allowance so that the approx
imate corrected time over the loser was
clone to 13 minutes, 13 seconds.
i achting experts are not inclined to
concede a repetition ot this victory of
the Gardner designed sloop ovflr the
Herreshoff creation, for the 29-mile race
over a triangular course was sailed un
der extremely ftuky weather conditions
and the adherents of the flag officers'
yacht are confident that to-day's race
will be another story.
J he meeting of the Resolute and an-
itie in 1he initial contest of the' year
drew yachtsmen from all parts of the
eastern coast, and although the third
candidate, the Defiance, was unable to
start as originally intended, the duel be
tween the Herreshoff and Gardner sloops
was one that thrilled. 1 huusands fol
lowed the yachts twice around the tri
angle in steam yachts, sailing craft
niotorboats and excursion steamers.
The spectators say two of the three
single stickers built for the purpose of
defending the America's cup against Sir
Thomas Lipton's challenger Shamrock
IV, tried out under fluctuating weather
conditions. The breeze ran the gamut
from a puffy little air to a stiff blow
that heeled the (."i-footer over until
their keels were visible in the blue wa
ters of the sound.
And when the fleet of private yachts
and excursion boats headed away from
the finish line, it was the consensus of
opinion that two worthy defending can
didates had demonstrated their prowess,
witn still another yet to show its speed.
Consequently, the reputed wizard-like
skill of Designer Nicholson of the Sham
rock did not appear so fearsome as heretofore.
Chicago Labor Trouble Has Tied Up
150,000 Workmen.
Chicago, June 3. The strike of the
brickmakers, which tied up building op
erations here for three months and
brought to idleness 150,000 workmen,
ended last night.
For Caledonia County Court Which
Opened Yesterday.
St. Johnsbury, June 3. The June
term of the Caledonia county court op
ened yesterday. Judge Fred M. Butler
of Rutland presiding. P.esides the usual
attendance of Caledonia county, Wash
ington county was represented by 11. C.
Shurtleff of Montpelier and Orleans
county by John W. Redmond of New
port. The jury calendar was called and 20
cases are set for trial. There are 42 di
vorce cases on the docket and 30 state
cases. 1 he indications point to a snort
term which will be completed by the end
of the month.
The jurv were empanelled in the aft
ernoon and received the usual charge by
tne court. The first case to be tried is
a case in general assumpsit from Hard
wifk, C. H. Wilson vs. H. S. Eldridge.
At Opening Session of School for Four
Counties, Including Washington,
at St. Albans To-day.
St. Albans, June 3. Sixty were pres
ent this afternoon at the opening ses
sion of the sixteenth annual school of
instruction for health officers, which is
being held at the city hall. The coun
ties represented are Chittenden, Frank
lin, Grand Isle and Washington. The
headquarters are at the Colonial inn and
the American house.
The afternoon session was opened
with an address by the president of the
state board of health, Dr. C. S. Caverly,
of Rutland.
In Mazatlan and Unable to
Offer Effective Re
. sistance
700 Feather-Bedecked Indi
ans Await Signal to
Fall on the City
Mazatlan, June 3. That Mazatlan will
fall is a foregone conclusion in tho opin
ion of townspeople, the capture appear
ing to depend entirely upon the wishes
of General Obregon, who is commanding
the constitutionalists. Twenty-four hun
dred federal troops are bottled up in the
city and unable to do any offensive work.
Seven hundred feather-bedecked Indians
are waiting on Piedras island, within
2,000 yards ot the city, waiting Obre-
gon's word to attack the city.
Uurango, .Mexico, June J. lhe federal
force which evacuated Saltillo and fled
southward is bottled up at Yancgtis,
about KM miles south of Saltillo. Word
has been received that a large force of
ederal soldiers, including many officers,
lad deserted from the Han Luis Potosi
garrison and joined the constitutional
Arrivals from Mexico City continue to
bring news of discontent with the Huerta
government at the capital and of dis
organization of the federal forces.
Samuel Parcher, Burlington's Superin
tendent of Parks, Dead.
liurlingon, June 3. Samuel Parcher.
for the last 10 years superintendent of
parks, died yesterday morning at 3:45
ockck at his home at 6 l.iham street,
aged 75 years and seven months. He
uid been confined to his home for about
a week. Mr. Parcher was born in Stowe,
the son of Elias Parcher and Polly Ful
Resides his wife, who was Rose
Young, he is survived by four daughters
and one son; Mrs. A. C. Moulton of
Montpelier, Mrs. C. J. Benedice of Wi-
nooski. Airs. G. R. Hlodgett and Mrs. G. W.
Chandler of this city, and Natt Parcher
of St. George; as well as several
nephews and nieces.
lhe funeral services are to be held
Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at
the house.
Two Brewer, Me., Companies Not Sat
isfied With Pay.
Brewer, Me., June 3. Two companies
of" the Brewer Fire Iiepartment went on
trike last night, when all but two or
three members of Hose 2 and Ladder 1,
bout 20 call men in all, who run from
the central fire station, tendered their
resignation to Chief Fickett and notified
i in that thev would answer no more
The rcaxon for the action is on ac
count of pay. For some time the pay of
the' call men has been $35 a year. They
ked for an increase to $45 a year some
ime ago. At the last meeting ot the
itv council, after a prolonged session
in which there was a deadlock over in
creasing the pay $5 or $10, it was voted
to make the pay $40 a year, Mayor
Nickerson voting in favor of thai figure
in breaking a tie.
The firemen say that alarms are fre
quent, that they turn out for long and
hard runs at all times of day and night,
and that the present pay is not enough
for the wear and tear of clothes and
personal equipment, besides the risk of
life and limb.
The resignation of these two com
panies leaven the upper section of the
city protected only by two companies
from the lower part.
Fred Bolster Has Hip Broken in Two
Places and Possible Internal Injuries.
Rutland, June 3. Fred Holster of
Manchester Center, who is at the Rut
land hospital as a result of being crushed
under a five-ton rock while at. work in
Manchester Monday, was resting com
fortably Inst evening and hopes are en
tertained for his recovery. An examina
tion of his injuries showed one of his
hips to be broken in two places and
wrenched from his spine, with possible
nternal injuries.
Holster was helping to get the big rock
out of a hole when the accident hap
pened. He was immeoiateiy nurned to
the hospital. Mr. Bolster is unmar-ied
and has lived in Manchester for many
vear. He is a native of Winhall.
Fred Pcppin of Northfield Says He Lost
Watch and Roll.
Fred Pcppin of Northfield wandered
back from asphasia this morning to find
himself in the hands of his best friends,
the police. Emerging from his long so
journ in Never-never land, Pcppin looked
about for bis watch and roll, but found
them not. Somewhere in that mystic
country which is only a memory with
Peppin now, his Bohemian friends are
counting his loss but gain. Peppin's
first arrest of the week came Sunday.
He paid a first offense fine in municipal
court Monday and departed. Since then
he isn't sure about what happened, nor
can he rememtor that Chief Sinclair took
charge of him yesterday as he slept in
one of our ball parks. All night at po
lice headquarters, Peppin raged around
the cell, requiring constant watching
from a special officer.
To-day he pleaded guilty to a second
offense before Magistrate II. W. Scott
and before sentence was passed he told
the court officers a few things that may
prove material when the time comes for
locating the wntch nnd roll. Peppin al
lowed he would go back to Northfield
and stay in the prohibitionist camp for
all time, so Judge Scott suspended a 30- j
day sentence, allowed him to sign the
pledge for a year and pay costs. Now
the officers have a net out for the men
who lifted Peppin's timepiece and some
.25 in bills.
Barre Organizations Are Laying Plans
for Entertainment of That Number.
Barre's four big semi-civic organiza
tions, the Board of Trade, the Quarry
Owners' association, the Merchants' as
sociation and the Granite Manufacturers'
association, are bestirring themselves in
anticipation of the annual sum .e.r out
ing of the New England ceme' vuper
intendents which is to be . this
city June 16-17. Joint r of the
four bodies have resulta .N'" , appoint
ment of committees " V, e to cover
every inch of tho g- . handling the
vast amount of .dry work that
must be done ' .ie town is ready
to duplicate . reception tendered
the retail m.5, ,nt dealers last Au
gust. In mosi' .espects the entertain
ment of the superintendents is to bo
identical with that accorded the retailers
when they gained their lasting impres
sion of Barre's hospitality last summer.
Conservative estimates place the num
ber of superintendents who are coming
to Barre at 150. From the office of the
secretary of the allied committees has
been sent a personal invitation to each
member of the cemetery superintendents'
association. Within a few duvs the ex
act number who accept the invitation
will be known and plans for their enter
tainment will be mailed rapidly forward
to completion. Since the superintend
ents are to be in the city over night, the
duty of providing lodging for them de
volves upon the citizens of Bane and if
thev respond as spontaneously as they
did last year in co-operating with the
committees, there will to rooms enough
for all. lhis week the rooms committee
is to solicit among those who can accom
modate one or more guests on the night
of Tuesday, June 16. It is hoped that
by the end of the week a list of houses
where all of the superintendents may
find accommodations will be in the hands
of the committee.
A tentative program of the two days'
outing has been prepared. The visitors
are to arrive in town Tuesday morning.
Breakfast will be served, probably in
one or more of the church vestries. Aft
erwards there will be special trains of
observation cars to the quarries. Auto
mobiles will then take the guests for a
trip through the Williamstowii gulf
Lunch will be served in the gulf and the
return trip to Barre will to made by
autos. Tuesday evening a banquet will
to served in Howland hall at 7:30 o'clock.
An interesting' program is being prepared
for that particular feature of the outing.
Breakfast will be served on Wednesday
morning and immediately afterwards the
superintendents will to shown through
the finishing plants. After the inspec
tion tour, there will be visits to ceme
teries of Barre and Montpelier. The
program is subject to change, but the
committees Hre working on this draft of
the entertainment plans for June 16-17.
Following out the arrangements made
last year, some 50 or 00 automobiles will
to. chartered for the trips.
An excerpt from the invitation letter
which has been sent out to each member
of the New Kngland association says:
"The New Kngland Cemetery association
at its last meeting in Boston February 9,
1014, unanimously voted to accept our
invitation to hold its 1014 summer meet
ing in Barre on June 16 and 17.
"We now wish to supplement our pre
vious invitation by a personal invitation
to you as a member of that association.
Barre, Vermont,, wants YOU Tuesday
and Wednesday, June 16 and 17. We
want an opportunity for showing you
good old Vermont hospitality, and of
proving to you that we have in old 'Mill
stone hill' "a granite that will take, tho
artist's tost work and preserve it for
the admiration of future generations."
George H. Bickford Died at
Hardwick After an
And Was One of the Most
Prominent Business
' Men in Vermont
Are on
State Reservation
Ethan Allen.
Elisha Baird of Bakersficld Bruised and
Shaken Up.
West Knosbtirg, June 3. Klisha Baird
of Bakersficld i.arrowly escaped serious
niurv here yesterday when an auto
mobile which he was driving went off a
bridge overturning with Mr. Baird be
neath. He passed a team 75 feet from
the bridge but when he reached the
structure he turned the car the wrong
way and went down an eight-foot embankment.
Mr. Baird crawled from under the car
nd shut off the power. He was badly
bruised and shaken up but no bones
were broken. He was taken to his home
in Bakersficld.
Sarah M. Hefflon of Burlington Willed
Her Property.
Burlington. June 3. The will of Sarah
M. Hellion, late of Burlington, was filed
or prolwt yesterday. This will con
ains a bequest of S.foo to the Woman's
Christ inn Temperance union, and one of
$100 to the Home for Friendless Women.
The Methodist F.piscopal church of High
jjate Center is the residuary legatee.
Of Connecticut River Association
Congregational Churches.
Hartford. June 3. The Connecticut
River association of Congregational
churches held a banquet at the White
River Tavern here yesterday afternoon.
0 persons attending. Roland K. Stev
ens of this village was toastmaster and
the principal speaker was Rev. Edward
1.. (tiiluk, for JO years a resident of
Miss I. McLaughlin of White River
Junction sang two solos and Chester I.
Garden of West Lebanon was piano accompanist.
Near Fort
Burlington, June 3. The annual camp
of the 1st squadron, 1st Vermont cav
alry of Northfield, composed xf cadets
from Norwich university, opened to-day
on the state reservation near Fort Ethan
Allen. The camp will continue until
June 10, under command of Maj. Put
nam. The cadets detrained this morning
at Essex Junction and marched to the
Troop C. under command of Capt.
Wheler, left Northfield with the squad
ron's mounts Sunday and camped at
Waterbury that evening, reaching the
reservation last evening.
Capt. Andrews. U. S. A., national
guard inspector for Vermont and New
ark, will instruct the cadets in mount
ed drill, handling of troops in the field,
sanitation, etc. Most of the work at the
camp yesterday was in the school of
the trooper and platoon and troop drill.
Extended order drill will lie the pro
gram to-day and in the afternoon the
cadets will 'shoot on the range at Fort
Ethan Allen.
Evening lectures are to to given on
the work of the day by Capt. Andrews
and plans discn-sed for the following
day. Troop Jl .Hid f, M I . cavalry,
lave turned ocr tneir mounts for use
of the cadets.
On Friday afternoon the cadet base
toll team will play a team composed of
troopers from the 2d cavalry.
Hardwick, June 3. George H. Bick
ford, manager of the Woodbury Granite
Co.'s granite manufacturing plants in
this village and one of the most promi
nent men identified with the stone in
dustry in Vermont, passed away at the
Holden Memorial hospital this forenoon
at 0:30 o'clock, death following an ill
ness of five days. Yesterday Mr. Bick
ford submitted to an operation for ap
pendicitis with complications that in
cluded peritonitis. Dr. J. B. Wheeler of
Burlington was the surgeon, and he was
assisted by local physicians. For a time
it was thought the patient would raljy
from the effects of the operation, but
latterly he sank rapidly, and the end
came 24 hours later.
In Bethel Saturday Mr. Bickford de
livered the annual Memorial day ad
dress in the afternoon. He was not
feeling well at the time and after the
exercises he was taken very ill. Later
ho was brought to Hardwick and then
removed to the hospital.
lhe deceased was born in Barton Oct.
10, 186, the son of Rev. George H. Bick
ford and Abbie (Giffin) Bickford. He
obtained his education in the public
schools of Keene, N. II., the Vermont
Methodist seminary at Montpelier, and
at Wesleyan university, Middletown,
Conn., from which institution he waa
graduated in 1801. In 1904 he married
Alice A. Holdcn of Bennington, to whom
three chudren were born, (ieorge F.
Bickford. Beatrice Bickford (deceased),
and Holden J. Bickford. An adopted
daughter, Barbara, also survives.
Mr. Bickford, after leaving Wesleyan
university, taught for a year at Haver
ford college, Haverford, Pa. Afterwards
he was employed by Ginn & Co., pub
lishers of school and text books, travel
ing in New York state. Later he went
with Holden, Leonard & Co., woolen
manufacturers of Bennington. In 18fitf
he became treasurer and general man
ager of the Woodbury Granite Co., th
largest producers and manufacturers of
building granite iu the world, with
plants at Hardwick and Bethel. At tho
time, of his death, Mr. Bickford was the
only active member of the company.
He was also managing director and
treasurer of the Hardwick & Woodbury
railroad, a director of the Gaysville
Electric Light &. Power Co., and a di
rector in the Holden & Leonard Co. in
Bennington. In politics he was a Re
publican, and his religious affiliation
was with the Methodist church.
Until Monday, the cutting plants and,
the quarries of the company will remain
closed out of respect to Mr. Bickford's
memory. The funeral arrangements
have not been completed.
Adopted by Senate Committee and Goes
to Senate.
Washington. D. C, June 3. By a vote
of eight to six. the Senate foreign re
lation committee to-day adopted the
Sutherland resolution directing Presi
dent Wilson to open negotiations with
(Jreat Britain for special arbitration of
the Panama tolls dispute. The resolu
tion now goes to the Senate.
Becomes President Smith's Secretary.
St. Albans, June 3. J. W. Wardlaw
has been appointed secretary to Presi
Clayton R. Burt, Empress of Ireland
Survivor, in St. Johnsbury.
St. Johnsbury. June 3. Clayton R.
Burt of Toronto, a former St. Johnsbury
toy, left here yesterday after a short
visit with his mother and sails from
New York this week on a business trip
to Europe. Mr. Bint is one of the sur
vivors of the Empress of Ireland and de
clares he will never try the St. Law
rence route again. He was awakened at
the time of the collision by the crash of
the crockery in his stateroom and sens
ing some trouble partially dressed,
dressed, grabbed a life preserver and
went up on deck. There he met tho lrv
itigs and urged them to jump into the
river, but thev declined to take the
chance. Mr. Burt plunged into the
stream and floated for an hour before
he was picked up by one of the lifeboats.
He escaped all injury from the accident
and subsequent exposure and appeared
more anxious to secure immediate pas
sage for Europe than to discuss the
latest ocean disaster.
Has Been Arranged for Public Schools
in Barre.
At a recent meeting of the board of
school commissioners, it was voted to
conduct a summer continuation school
for six weeks during the coming sum
mer vacation. The purpose of this
school is to give pupils who failed to
make their grades an opportunity to
make up their work, and thus save a
year of their time. The work will to
restricted to grades five to nine, inclu
sive, and the subjects taught will bo
English and arithmetic. Two teachers
have been employcl, and a third will
to added if a sufficient number enroll to
make it necessary. The school will open
in the Mathewson school building, Mon
day, June 22, and close Friday, July 31.
Sessions will begin at 8:30 and close at
12. There will be no tuition charge;
the school will be maintained as a part
of the public school system.
It is believed that a large per cent.
of those who failed to make their
grades can make up their work if they
attend this school. Schools of this na
ture have been successfully conducted in
many cities and large villages. If it
proves a success, it is planned to extend
the opportunity of such a school to
those who wish to do extra work in
order that they may skip a grade. This
will not be possible this year, however.
Assistant Judge Charles B. Kent of Ben
nington County.
Manchester, June 3. Assistant Judge
Charles B. Kent was taken suddenly ill
with nn attack of acute indigestion dur
ing the noon recess of Bennington coun
ty court vesterdav and was attended bv
lent Edward C. Smith of the Central
Vermont railway. Since 1005 Mr. Ward
law has ton frnvrlinc fe,retarv nnd
secretary to Vice President George C. ln L. J. Calahan, who ordered him re- summoned and the body was taken to
Jones, moved to his homo in Dorset. the undertaking rooms of A. N . V alters.
Following the Funeral of Mrs. E. Alice
Averill To-day.
Funeral services for Mrs. E. Alice
I Averill, wife of the late Ambrose li.
Averill, whose death early Monday
morning followed a prolonged period of
ill health, were held at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. L. B. Dodge, 17 Averill street;
this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The offi
ciating clergyman was Rev. E. F. Newell,
pastor of the Hedding Methodist church.
During the services Mrs. Arthur S. Mar
tin sang. The toarcr were: George L.
Morris. Arthur L. Averill. C. W. Averill
ami Fred Merrills, the latter a nephew'
of the deceased. Interment was made in
the family lot at Elmwood.
Unknown Man Was Burned to Death at
Berlin, N. H.
Berlin, N. II., June 3. An unknown
man was burned to death at the sand pit
Monday night. It appears that he went
to sleep in the toolhoue and in some
way set fire to the shanty. Both hands
and feet were burned off and bis body
badly seared. A brass pay check of tho
Central Vermont Railroad company and
a few buckles nre all that is left to iden
tify him. Medical Examiner ifagee wan

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