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CARRANZA SLAIN WHILE TRYING TO FLEE FROM MEXICO; FELL VICTIM TO TREACHERY OF HIS OWN FOLLOWERS Attack Which Resulted in the Death of the Pres jdent of Mexico Is Said to Have Been Led by .; General Rodolfo Herrera, a Former Enemy of 't Carranza, Who Recently Attached Himself to the Support of the President. GARRANZA'S COMPANIONS SAID TO HAVE SHARED HIS FATE IThe Massacre Took Place Thursday Morning at Tlaxcalantongo, According .to an Official An nouncement Made at Mexico City Carranza Had Been President of Mexico for Three Years. Mexico City, May 21'. Venustiano Carranza, who fled from this city on May 6 and who. took flight into the mountains of Puebla following a battle near Rinconada, waa killed at 1 o'clock . Thurdsay morning at Tlaxcalantongo, according to official an nouncement here. Carranza's companions, the names of whom are not yet known, are declared to have shared his fate. The attack which resulted in the death of the president was led by General Ro dolfo Herrera, it is said. . General Herrera belonged tol forces commanded by General Francisco de P. Mariel, who accompanied Carranza in his flight from this city, but who last week deserted Carranza and joined the revolutionists. . . , There is iom uncertainty regarding the exact affiliation of General Herrera. It is generally believed, however, that he commanded amall guard which -was with the fleeing president. He was in rebellion against Carrania for several "years, centering his operations inthe. state of I'uebla. lie surrenacrea last March to firneral Mariel, who was in command of government forces in that atate. When General Mariel went over to the revolutionist last week, a portion of his troops remained loyal to the ' president, and it is believed that Car "ranza took with him in his flight toward Tuxpam Herrera's forces, which finally turned against him. Tlaxcalantongo is a small village in the vicinity of Huau chinango, in the northern panhandle of the state of I'uebla. It is 35 miles ' from San Adres, where Carranza left hia forces and took refuge in the mountains. The official Announcement, which wasi A - 1 1A.1A ! !. . I i the headquarters of General Alvcro Obregon, stated it was based on official dispatches. Venustiano Carrania, elected presi dent t)f Mexico, March II, 1917, by the largest vote ever cast in a presidential election in bis country, stepped from political obscurity to national and in ternational prominence on the graves of the hopes of General Vlctoriano Huerta, t he usurper, and his followers. Simultaneously with General Huer ta's cojiyi d'etat and the assassination ff President Madcro, the news went out to'the world that General Venusti ano Carrana, elected governor of the state of Coahuila in ltill, refused to recognize the usurper and would resist him by force of arms. "Madero'a revolution was political." Carranza is quoted as having said. "Mine is a social one." i Bora of parents in comfortable cir-5 cumstanccs in Cuatro Cienafas. state of Coahuila, Dec. 29. ls"i!, Venustiano Car - lana was educated in the public si'hools of his native state and later studied law at the Mexican capitol. When be was admitted to the bar. how ever, an affection of the eyes prevent ed him from practising and he returned to his native state to become a ranrh er His experience a a rancher first. then as judge, senator and finally gov-' eranr of Coahuila. made t arrana fa miliar with the agrarian problem, the root of political unrest in Mexico. Having defied Hiierta. Carranza ral lied a small band trf 600 followres which grew into a siieable army when he won the support" Francisco Villa. Carrana's influence spread rapidly, the wtilitarr victories of his chief aide. Villa, rallying the various factions of northern Mexico around his banner. For a lime, however, real progress was slow, II. lens's machinations had embroiled Mexico with the Lnitcd Mates and in tervention seemed imminent. The kill ing of W. S. Benton, a British subject, by a staff officer of Villa, further com -fivated the situation. The came Villa s victory at Torreon. be first real success of the war. Car ranra was pressing Huerta hard when the A. B. C conference to discus the 'difference between the I'nited State and Hum a was called in Buffalo, Gen eral tarranra refnsed to ausnend ho t limes and declined to abide by the re sult of those dlplmatie negotiations. The figflting went on with the result that General Huerta resgned the pro Tifional presidrm-y July 1914. and a month lal" General tarrana made Via triumphal entry into MfXn-o t ny. Hurta. ia the meant. me. hating fled t Spsin. J-sw-wtly afterward independent re ti!tioTl led by Zapata, l-enenl Pa -il trwo and t Hers trwff4. ii" MDrf lfimi Vilis ami arranj. htim l tat Ic-rrcoa rotifer - THE BARHiE ence, reached a climax September 23, 1914, when Villa declared war on Car ranza. General Alvaro Obregon became Carranza's leading general. v The Villa generals met at Aguascal lentes in November, 1914, and, in alli ance with the Zapata faction, formed a conventionist government. The capi tal changed hands several times and was not finally taken by General Obre gon until the summer of 1P15. The beginning of the end of the Vil-la-Zapata party as a military power followed swiftly the heavy defeats of Villa by General Alvara Obregon. Villa was forced to give tip Torreon and con centrate his dwindling forces in north ern Chihuahua and easten ' Sonora, making occasional forays and raids which culminated in the attack on Col lumbus, X. M., that resulted in the in vasion of Mexican territory by General Pershing. In the diplomatic exchanges that ensued between Wilson and Carranza, 1 who had been officially recognized as the head of the de facto government by the I'nited States in October, 1915. he insisted on the respect by the United States of Mexico's sovereignty and the concession to his government of re ciprocal rights of invasion. He main tained his position despite the crisis caused by the clashes between Mexican and American soldiers at Partal and Carrizal, but when war seemed un avoidable Carranza succeeeded in stem ming the tide by his proposal for the appointment of a joint commission to settle the difficulties amicably. The proposal Was accepted by President Wilson and the deliberations of the commission resulted in the withdrawal of the American army and the restor ation f friendly relatione between the two countries. In the meantime Carranza had called a constitutional congress, which aceept el most of the reforms he outlined. On March 11. 1917, he was elected presi dent. More thsn 1.500,000 votes were cast for him. He took the oath of office May I. 1917. In a messages to the Mexican con gress following his inauguration as president, Carrana declared Mexico's "strict" neutrality. His note to neutral nations, however, urging them to de clare embargoes against all the- Euro pean belligerents, as a means of end ing the war, and the warmth of his language in congratulating Kmperor Vt Hharn on the occasion of his last liirlbday, aroused comment in the I'nit ed States, as did also the publieatiim of the Zimmerman note, inviting JTexi ci to take "by conquest"' the state of Texas, Arizona and New Mexico in payment for a declaration of war on the I'nited States acting in ' concert with Japan. General Carranza was married and formerly lived in Saltillo. One of his daughters .Mis Virginia Carranza. be came the wife of General Camlido Aguilar. SOME OF CARRA NZA'S PARTY REPORTED SAFE No Mention Made of Others in Des patch Sent to Mexico City To-day. v Mexico City. May 22 (By the A'o cisted Press'. Reort received here early this morning state that General Juan Barrsnapsn. chief of the presi dential staff: lpnario Honillas, former Mexican ambassador at Washington, funeral Matviano Gonzales and tn-neral Fredcriro Monte, who aorompanied President t airanza in his flight from San Andies are aie. No mention is made of others in the party whi.h it is believed rnHuded Luis t'aliera. min ister nf tSe tressurv; Alfonso liria. i., rt-..tber. c,,eri' ( I'ufHI. r. -reral tr. Murua, fho aettd as tvmJBier of the Corranta troops .J : L 1 J i PRICE REDUCTION BECOMES HYSTERIA Kansas City Merchant Offer to Sell $16 Shoes for $7.75 and $6 Silk Hose for $1.95. Kansas City, Mo., May 22. Almost without exception, Kansas City dealers in wearing apparel quote prices in their advertisements in to-day's papers at reductions ranging from ten to sixty per cent. TIia mnf. horizontal declines are in one of the leading department stores, in women s silk, nose ana women s shoes, $4 and $ti grades of the former being offered for $1.95 and hoes"for inefly priced up to $16"' for $7.7j. An exclusive shoe store places) its entire stock on sale from $j down ward. The demand for advertising space, ac cording to the advertising managers of the papers, has amotinxea to ciamor. Twenty and twenty-five per cont re ductions dominate the advertisements of men's suits and haberdashery and mm ready-to-wear dealer, while re stricting his price reduction to ten per cent, adds a second pair oi trousers with each suit GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION To Find Out Why Prices Do Not Fall in California Cities. fv "i The federal grand jury will beigin an investigation Wednesday as to why doming prwes have not fallen in Los Angeles and San Diego, J. Robert O'Connor, United States attorney, announced tn-day. Resolutions that "no general price reduction can take place at the present time, except ar the loss and financial peril of the retailer or by causes that create a panic' were adopted by the Merchants and Manufacturers' associ ation. RACE WAR RESULTED V TIT O KILLINGS Whites and Blacks Fought at FayetU viUe, N. C, When White Girl and Negro Woman Got Into , Altercation. "" vvtfvilt. V. fl. Mav 22. In a clash last night between whites and blacks, S. II Butler, w hite, was Kinea, Deputy Sheriff W. C. Moore was ntor tallv wnunded: hwo other white men shot, and several bouses in the negro section were burnea. a can tor troops was cancelled when the city quieted down. The trouble started in an alterca tion t.etiseen a white Pirl and a ne gro woman in a suburban mill vil- kg'- , STATE REBEKAHS OFFICERS. Mrs. Gertrude S. Jewell of Proctorsville Elected President Burlington, May 22. The 35th an nual session of the Rebekah assembly, held in this city yesterday, brought Odd Fellows week to a close. Reports showed two new Rebekah lodges insti tuted and '400 new members taken in during the year. The followingofficer were elected: President, Mrs. Gertrude S. Jewell of Proctorsville; vice presi dent, Mrs. Adelle B. Wallis of Waits field; warden, Mrs. Mabel B. Caldwell of Burlington; secretary, , Miss f.rnma IL Gales of Ludlow; treasurer, Mrs. Kva M. Hazcn of Windsor. The fol lowing officers were appointed: Mar shal, Mrs. Louise C. Perry of Brattle boro; conductor, Mrs. Calla A. Beebe of West Rupert; inside guardian, Mrs. Margaret R. Kelley of Derby; outside guardian, Mrs. Kate B. Smith of Mont pelier; chaplain, Mrs. Stella A. God dard of Hyde Park; district deputy president, for district number one, Miss Mattel Livingston of Bennington; dis trict number two, Mrs. Klla H. Dow of Belmont : distrii-t number three, Mrs. Hattie Winter of Burlington; district number four, Miss Ethel D. .lame of Knosburg; district number five. Mrs. Mary S. Ansboro of IVrby; district number six. Mrs. Myrtie Hall of West Burke; district number seven, Mrs. Houston of Northfield: district number eight. Mrs. Mary Paul of Woodstock; district number nine. Mrs. Alta Wheel er of Readsltoro; district number ten. Mrs. Anna Richmond of Brattlehoro; district number 11. Mrs. Hattie Paijre of Hyde Park; district number 12, Mrs. Bertha Hall of Saxtons River; district number 13, Mra. Mary Dutton of Wil liamstown. after the president had fled from this cit y. Orders have been given that a train be taken to BerUt-ain. the nearest rail way point to Tlaxcalantongo, V receive the bodies of those killed in She en counter in which President Carranra lost his life. LA HUERTA REPORTED PRESIDENT OF MEXICO Governor of State of Sonora and Rec ognized as Leader of Revolution ary Movement Said to Have Been Chosen Provi- aional Governor. 1-nrc'o. Tex . Mav 22.- The inandant of the Nuevo liredo t-rri n has advised the Mexican vi.-.nn-nl at Laredo thst Adolfo 1 Huer ta. governor of the state of Snnora ard recognized as leader of the revolution ary movement. ha been eVcted pro visional preidnt of Mfxi'-O. The re port i unconfirmed, i The C4nd.K ot Mtp. L. ll..rd )v is ill at hit Iw.nie at Acn!l street, is very crilkal. BARRE, VERMONT, SATURDAY, MAY 22, UNITED STATES TO ARBITRATE Will Fix the Boundaries of Armenia for tjie Allies PRES. WILSON TELLS OF ACCEPTANCE And Ambassador Wallace Informed Council of Ambassadors Taris, May 22. Ambassador Wallace informed the council of ambassadors to-day that President Wilson had an nounced that the United States would accept the role of arbitrator in fixing the boundaries of Armenia. The announcement of the president's decision was received with great satis faction by the members jf the coun cil. ' . ' . Paris. May 22.--The council of am bassadors to day discussed the conten tion of the Germans thit war material destroyed by them remained their prop erty. It was decided that armaments, whether destroyed or delivered to the allies, according to the terms of the treaty, must be considered allied prop erty. HUNGARIAN PEACE TREATY SIGNED JUNE 4 Hungary Hat Notified Council of Am bassadors of Intention to Sign Successor to Apponyi to Be Named. Paris, May 22. The peace treaty with Hungary, it was decided by the council of ambassadors to-day, will be sifmed- in the- grand Trianon palace at Versailles on June 4. The Hungarian delegates presented to the council three note. The first announced the resignation of Count Apponyi as president of the delegation. The second notitiel the council of the appointment of Ivan Prasnowski to succeed him. The third told of Hun gary's decision to sign the treaty and intention of naming delegates for that purpose. The council decided that in the ab sence of Count Apponyi it was fitting that Hungary send a member of the government or a person conspicuous in public life, who niiht be considered as representative of the country, to sign the treaty. BRITJSII SCHOONER RAMMED AND SUNK Crew of John M. Wood Were Picked Up by the Steamer Lake Elsata Which Rammed Her. Boston. May 22 -The British schooner John M. Wo.mI has been rammed and sunk hy the steamer Lake Elwt'h. which later picked up the craw, according to a wireless message re ceived here this morning. The position was mt given. The schooner left Barbados for St. Johns, X. F., April 17. The lake Klsah. which is owned by the shipping board, was last reported hound for San Juan. Por to Uiw, from Baltimore. April 2tl. MONTPELIER W. T. Averill. who has been farm superintendent at the state agricul tural school at Randolph tenter, has resigned to become the county, agent in Orlcavia county. Harry A. Black, secretary of state, Friday ' afternoon suspended the auto mobile opator' license of Aime Boutin of WincMwki for careless and negligent driting. It appears that Boutin's automobile ran into a team and that Bouton did riot remain or offer anv assistance after the accident. .1. B. Sanguinetti of Barr has settled his account in the estates of John and Ixmis Tomaai. lale of Barre. The will of H. P. Stoddard, late of Warren, has been proven and J. L. Spalding of that town appointed executor. H. J. Conant has been appointed administrator of the estate of Fannie S. Little, late of Last Montjielicr. The (trand list book in Montpelier has been tiled, ao-ording to the pro visions .f the stale laws, and is now open to the public for examination, and appeal from the appraisal of pn.jierty, as made by the liter. other than the appraisal on real estate, which tan not b- changed this vear. t an now be made. The body of 'Mrs. K. S. KiWe was taken this" morning in Korhester for a brief service and burial in the family lot. S. B. Bates, state highway commis sioner, went this mnrnm to Xthfield to attend a meeting of the trustee of Xotwih university, which has to do with the selection of a president of the int nut lti- Linus Leavens a in LVrlmgton je terday on ri-h and ;im matter, and to-dav went t his b-me n t asnbtMge. Word reoeivef tins morning of ike etii of Ssn'ev Sts k. Mr 'and Mr.. H II. k f V.rthfiM He junior in Nw-h ttniver'ty and lw-d t !" I anev Alien mp'ii cf aevrte Bnvht's ri -r.-e Beside his par ents he iraies two uster and a l-.rf Her. Mr.. I,..e 1. I'-e of l..vK-t 'S -,1 n: Wet i, . M.s A. L. drr, of Trw a.ii. DAI LY TIME BERGDOLL NOT YET LOCATED Wealthy Draft Dodger Es caped in a High-Powered Motor Car WHILE ON FURLOUGH FROM U. S. PRISON Was Accompanied to Phila delphia by Non-Commis-' sioned Officers Philadelphia, May 22. Grover Cleve land Bergdoll, the wealthy draft dodg er, who escaped from non-commissioned army officers at his mother's home here yesterday in a high-powered motor car, still was at liberty to-day. Both fed eral and city authorities said that an all-night search had failed to reveal even tho direction in which he went. Every place it was thought he would be likely to go was closely watched throughout, the night. Circular de scribing tb fugitive and his car were sent trt all sections of the country. The exact reason for Bergdoll's visit to Philadelphia, which was considered of sufficient importance to warrant his temporary release from the military prison at Fort Jay, X. V., where he was serving a five-vear sentence for evading the draft, has not been ex plained. According to the military au thorities at (Jovernora Island, he was given a three-days furlough to attend to important confidential business mat ters. Department of justice agent de clared they were convinced that Berg doll was aided in his escape. When he got away be was dressed in his army prison garb of olive drab denim and on a metal disc which he wore on ax string about his neck was his convict, number, 10. JOHNSON LEADING IN OREGON PRIMARY Wood is Second and Close Behind the Leader Lowden and Hoover Third and Fourth Re spectively. Portland. Ore , May 22. Senator Hi ram W. Johnson was leading the field of four candidates- for the Republican presidential preference vote on the face of meagre returns early to-day from the Oregon primary election. Fifteen counties gave Johnson 1.17R, Wood, 1,104, Lowtlen 417 and Hoover (,02. EVENING DRAWING SCHOOL. State ment of the Work Accomplished During the Year. Regardless of difficulties which pre sented thews-elves for the successful conduct of our vocational training school, another etcp in the line of sound development of this branch of the city school system has been taken. The special coiirsca for the appren tices of the granite industry proted to be successful. Even though only a small number of students were able to secure drawing instruments at a reasonable price, etery one of them completed the course in geometrical drawing, and at least five of these passed their final test very satisfactorilv. The course in simple projection drawing, which is a preliminary step to working or shop drawinings. was taken up by others who could not pet instruments' such as are needed for geo metrical drawing. The tests these stu dents went through are the diagram sketches and crude clay models dis placed on a table in the modeling de partment. They show to what extent student can read blueprints. Theabil itr to do this is of great value to the higher-grade mechanic, along almost anv line of work. The modeling department it-elf has for natural reasons less original art work to show this year. As those who are now doing fine work in decoratiie free hand drawing pngTess sufficiently, thev in part will be allowed to take up modeling. This course leads tip to the development of varvers and sculptors, while free bard drawing is essential to designers. Sexeral students of the advanced draughting department have left the city twfore thry completed the school term, but much work showing the ear nestness with which most of them have pursued their studies can be seen on the draughting tables. As in the past year. I he instructors m re : t arbi Abate, erulpt : Kenneth A. Gale, draughtsman, with the Jones Bros, to.; William A. Murray and Cliarles Pamperl. tl. ..t .HrnHm.nl has a PS in in tressed tn l? students, of which nine were Voting women. Wh.re there are few . called pict ures on evhir.it. tHe evpert rri'k will ivot that terv sound prof'ess ,s bee mud- Uh lays a s.. A f om5t wn for the deielopine'nt cf th- s.t,.J to the h;rh't po-'ibie lr.'k t rx-enry at Sx-h the (iiiftifif l"e course are aim -nr. tnnl.niied -. .tTv.s) atwl s.irprwt of this sh.l bv tHe filif'S" f Barre w , I S'snre t s w ej Sin vety tew ears. p . . the stro h'"' -1 ,ve kdl tm Sm e. pi' tl V'M will ;! "!" ' Iwsday fr-sa ..W to f aa. 1920. M'ADOO GOT VT. PREFERENCE Former Secretary of Treas ury Received Twice as Many Votes as Wilson GOV, EDWARDS OF NEW JERSEY THIRD Only a Small Fraction of Democrats Went to the Polls The choice of Vermont Dcmocrata for president in Tuesday's primary was William G. McAdoo, former secretary of the treasury. McAdoo had a clear lead over 11 other persons voted for under the Democratic designation, his nearest competitor being his father-in-law, President Woodrow Wilson, with Gov. Edwards of New Jersey third. With seven towns not yet reported, McAdoo had 134 votes, Wilson 6j. Ed wards tVtS, Hoover 37, Bryan 26, John son 18, Clark 15, Cox 14, Debs 8, Ford 7, Palmer 7, and Marshall 6. Only 103 cities and towns out of 210 thus far reported cast any Demo cratic votes in the primary. There were seven towns missing at the secre tary of state's oflice this morning. The total vote of the 103 cities and towns was 393, so it is evident that the Democratic vote for the entire atate will not run much above 400. McAdoo and Wilson received one or more votes in every county. McAdoo was the most popular in Rutland coun ty, where he got 211 votes. Orange county polled the highest for Wilson, which was 10. Rutland county was also the strong Edwards county, nearly one-half of bis support being secured thexe. Washington county Democrats were strong. for Hoover, with nearly one half the votes cast. Johnson was a favorite in Rutland county. Rutland and Washington counties cast the eight Debs votes, five in the former-and three in the latter. In Addison county,. 15 towns didn't caot a Iemocratic vote; in Bennington county, 6 towns; Caledonia county, 7 towns; Chittenden county, 7 towns; Essex county, 7 towns; Franklin coun ty, 4 towns; Iamoille county, a towns; Orange county, 0 towns; Orleans coun ty, 7 towns; Rutland county, 7 towns; Washington county, 7 towns; Windham county, 9 towns; Windsor county, VI towns. The Washington County Vote. The Washington county vota for Democratic nominee was as follows: For McAdoo Barre City 1, Marsh field 1. Middlesex 2. Montpelier 4, N'orthfield 5, Plainfield 2. For Edwards Barre City 1, Middle sex I, Montpelier 1. For Hoover Barre City 4, Barre Town 1. Berlin 1, Montpelier 3, North field 1, Waterbury 1. For Brvan Marsh field 1, Middle sex 1. ' For Wilson Barre City 2. Roxbury 2, Waterbury .1, Woodbury I. For .Iarshall Waterbury 1. For Ford Calais 1. For Palmer Moretown I, Worces ter 1. For Johnson Calais I. For Debs Barre City 2, Barre Town 1. Scattering, 5. The Three Leading Candidates in Sfate. The vote of the state for the three leading candidates was as follow j: McAdoo. Wilton. Edward. Ad.lieon .!.. Brnntnatnn rakdonia .. Chiltmden . Kiwex r.nuid UU . FiWRkJin Usmmi l ... innc . . . . OrUans . . . Rutiand V iuh rurton Windhra Windsor ... . f . 4 . . 10 . 4 . S . a . it . ia . 2 . Is . a . 14 Tl4 S I 9 4 45 14 3 bS More Republican Returns. ( The following additional towns re ported Republican returns to the sec retary of state last night and to-day: Cornwall -Wood 13, Johnson 7, Web ster 1; St. George Wood 12, Coulidge 1. Norton -Wood 5, Jtflinson 3; Balti more no votes cast; Bennington Wood 02, Johnson 22, Webster 12. Knox 1. Hoover 7, M unlock 1: Marlboro--no votes cast; Vershire I for Hoover as Republican and I for Hoover under IVmocratic designation: Woodford Wood 4. Webster 3. Wilson (Demo cratic! 2: Pitt afield Wood fi. Coolidge 2. Webster 2, Harding 3, Johnson I, Iwdcn 1. The Ver-bire town clerk reported that there was no presiding otTieer at the ershire primary and only one ballot clerk. TALK OF THE TOWN Numerous complaints have been en tered by meat of the mercantile dis trict regarding automobiles and teams parking either directly in front of or close to hydrants. The city ordinance reada to the effect that such practi.-e will nt be tolerated and bewuse of this. Fire thief Hcney issues a warn ing to all that tehieleis must n-t be parked with,n 15 feet f any hydrant, un'ess the owner is wlling to pay H". and then his privilege extends but a lew eionds. Va Sweet and farai'v, consisting of Mi-s Lillian Robert's. Mrs. H. t;. Ben nett, Mrs. H. A. Rewkwood, Mrs. Mark Cutler. Miss A!ee Blanchard. Mrs. Per ey Carr. Mrs, F. C. H erk and Mi. Mary Fuilmore. gave another perform ance" of the siet fami!v concert Hi the armorr haH in NorthtieM l't evew ing f-r the benefit f the Northfield 1 t ter:st church. The scoond V of the program waa fitrni'Hed bv bv-al ta'en; of XrthtH. it being a mii'i at at. After the entertainment. k ai-a n was evs-ed ng T M"cfal. tav mg to anaw fry e NotwmH uwsvpt t.tv of.bestra was ewjoved and refresh mnts ft Vs rreasa and cake wervea. Neat'v l.V,as taken in daneg the ! rtrsirf. t name vm-ir mT in aa-?rKb ie fw'sn-Wd b H.r- Htai-.l-sx. Maik tdt-erai4 Kev. T. . H"kL- MAJfY NEW SHRINERS. Were Admitted at Meeting of ML Sinai Temple Last Night. A large class crossed the hot sands of the Alt. Sinai temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, in Monfcpelier last even ing. Rain did not prevent a largo at tendance and one of the best times of recent years occurred. The class is the largest that has been adopted in some- years. W. H. Herrick, tho new paten tate, did the work tor the nrst time. The business meeting occurred in the afternoon, followed :by the banquet and then a concert was given by the Shrine band, after which the Arab patrol, under the direction of Captain H. B. Moulton, gave an exhibition drill. This the candidates were allowed to watch, after which they were taken to the dressing room, where they were pre pared for the evenings entertainment:. The class of candidates follows: Harry R. Scfoucker, Charles Craig, Fred S. Dvke, Xorthfield; Leo E. McClure, Bradford; Fred S. Folsom, William M. Fayer, Wells River; O. C. Taylor, Nor wich university; Harold W. Fitts, Barre; W. H. Sherman, Monbpelier; W. J. Lamorcy, Springfield; Harold Park inson, Burlington; Guy Bridges, H. H. Lawrence, Springfield; H. B. Johnson, C. E. Johnson,-Claude E. Foss. Island Pond: Frank O. W Cross, Montpel ier; R. H. Royce, Johnson; E. B. Col bum, Montipelier; Rae Parrott. Bur lington; R, F. Hamblett, Newport; A. M. Houghton, J. W. Bliss, Springfield; H. K. Kmith. MontpelieT; D. O. Hunt ley, Newport; O. D. Ellison, Spring field; A. H. Slayton, Morrisville; H. A. Amidon. Northfield: Charles E. Mould, H. A. Skinner, Fred W. Mould. Mor risville; S. B. CoH'ms, J. S. Phillips, St. Albans; C. F. Barnard, J. M. Ladd, Springfield: C. L. Bishop, Johnson; J. S.' Locke. Springfield; J. H. Heinkerk, Essex Junction; H. C. Parker, J. 8. Moore, Johnson; O. I.. Buttles. Brandon; H. C. Sehulz. frit, v Albans; Rov D. Harris. D. O. Nason, Middle bury; C. R. Thibodeau, Edmund . C. Foss, A. T. Carr, L. E. Rallies, Alfred Squires, Island Pond: H. B. Flinn, Springfield; G. P. Benjamin, A. Elliot, St. Albans; J. A. Prouty, Newport; J. A. WTaite. Morrisville; C. C. Kellogg, p. K. Packard. Winooski: Walter W'oodgate, Khelbume; C. E. Spaulding, Colchester; Alexander Blair, St. Johns bury. . HEAVY SENTENCE FOR ATTACK ON GIRL Walter Wyman of Irasburg Sent to State Prison for Not Less Than Eight Years. Newport, May 22.Wa!ter Wyman of Irasburg pleaded guilty before Judge W. W. Wright yesterday to a criminal assault upon 12-year-old Nellie Tift some weeks ago and was sentenced not less than eight nor more than 20 years at hard labor at, the state prison at Windsor. He will be taken there to day bv Sheriff E. J. Hill. This is the crime for which the girl's mother. Ethel Tift, was sent to Wind sor for from eight to 10 years, being found guilty of complicity. Wyman was found in Detroit, by Edward Brown of the Wood Detective agency of Boston, and brought here yesterday. He had eluded arrest for several weeks. 9 i i MEASLES PREDOMINATES. Is the Chief Communicable Disease In Fifth District. If it were not for the measles, dis trict No. 5 would have a good record as regards the number of communicable diseases reported for April. Of the 102 cases of all kinds of communicable dis eases reported there were 121 of meas les; and Barre led in that classifica tion with S3 cases. Barre l"own had 1 ? of the measles cases. Northfield had "7 of the 35 cases of whooping cough. The report of Health Officer Dr. Burr in as follow: lnfluena Duxbury 1. Mumps Barre City 1. Barre Town 3, Bradford 1. Brookfleld 1. Montpelier 3, Northfield 3. Orange 1. Ryegate 2. Diphtheria Baire City 1, Montpel ier 1. Measles - Barre Citv 83. BRrre Town 12, Bradford 2. Cabot 2. East Montpel ier 3. Montpelier 5, Newbury 2, Plain field 2, Strafford 1, Vershire 2. Wash ington 4. Williamstown 2, Williams town 2. Worcester I. Chicken pox Barre City 1, Barre Town 4. Bradford 1. Searlet fever Barre Town 3, Lat Montpelier 4. Worcester 2. Whooping cough Berlin 3. Montpel ier 3. Northfield 27. Worcester 2. Pneumonia-Marshfield 1, Middlesex 1, Vershire 1. FALL CAUSED DEATH. Mrs. R. E. Howard of Bennington Fell From Roof of House. Bennington. May 22.-Mrs. R E. Howard, wife of Trustee Howard of ward three, died late yesterday after noon at the Putnam Memorial hospital as the result of injuries recefved when ahe fell from a roof May 5. Mrs. How ard waa hanging out clothes upon a pulley line extending between two buildings. While working the rope through the pulley the cord broke and she was thrown to the gTotind. a dis tance of about 2(K1 feet. At the hospi tal she was found to have suffered a broken collarbone and a broken wrist Ijiter it was ascertained that she had also suffered broken ribs causing pres ure whieh developed pleurisy aid later pneumonia. NEWPORT FARMER GORED. Sewell Wilson Gored By Bull And 21 Stitchce Had to Be Taken. Newport. May 22-Seweil Wilson, a farmer living on the tJlenn road, was badlv injured yesterday when gored by a bull he waa leading in from pasture. The animal had not been ronwdered dangerous and Mr. Wilson waa taken unawares T went v -eight stitebea had t, be taken Mr. Wilson's wounds. LOWELL'S GAIN SMALL. Pepolation Is 112,479 Wakefield, Mass, Grew Faster. Wash aigios.. D. t .. May 22 -The population ff Loweil. Mass, is 112.47?, tHe orrsijs Hurra a afoit-ed to-day. J V I r '- or 5 per cent r 11" WsUheii Mis.. 11.010. if.rfe.se.4 I.W, r 14 1 r-r ecsU PRICE, TWO CENTS. i 1 1 .I. -i. john w; gordon Candidate vjA-Known Barre Attor A i , pnV fnr T?PnrP9Pn A - iGy bQ JtVUn, I0r itepreben ! tative in Congress -aaaa-HaKsjawaBal STATES HIS VIEWS ON SEVERAL MATTERS There Are Now Four As pirants for the Republi-. can Nomination Announceing himself to the Repub lican voters 6f the second Vermont dis trict as a candidate for represcntativs in Congress, John W. Cordon of Barri . puts himseilf on record as a believer in : a standing army large enough to guard American interests, a large navy, ade quate tariff but, not a monopolistic tariff, an .improved diplomatic scrvieej a national budget, liberal treatment to the veterans of tho World wajj maintainance of the merchant marine) slow meddling with matters in ths economic domain, development of g . griculture and adherence to the prohi bition amendment but Revision of thi Volstead aot. 'V Mr. Gordon will have as his oppo nents in the campaign for the nomina tion the man whom he ran against in 1914, Representative Porter H. Dale o) Island Pond, as well as two other en. trants, Raymond H. Trainor of Whit River Junction and Ernest W. Gib son of Brattleboro. In the Republican convention of 114 Mr. Gordon had a strong vote at the outset, and rallied others to his support in later ballots, Mr. Gordon is recognir.ed as one ol the leading laoveyrs of the state. H is 62 years of age, a native of Vershire, a graduate of Dartmouth college, a school teacher for some years and a the leading lawyers of the state. H has had the. usual official experiewt w hich comes to many men in Vermont, such a school trustee, lister, town la agent, city attorney and village trus. tee; and in addition, he has served font terms as n layor of the city of Bam and was in "the Vermont Senate in 1914. While serving in the Senate, Mr, Gordon was chairman of some of tht most important committees, namely, general committee and committee on constitutional revision, and also wat a member of the judiciary and street railroad committee. In that assembly he was considered one of the ablest members. Mr. Oordon was recently the presi dent of the Vermont Bar association. H'm professional studies, a penchant for reading in English and in French and a well-devoloped bump of obser vation have enabled Air. Gordon to be come equipped most admirably to fijl the position as a representative in Congress. In fact, few people in thj state have a more ready command ol historical and current matters. Study of history in the light of late event has stamped deep impress on Mr. Oor don's mind, and he has some positive ideas, as will be seen by the follow ing statement of his platform: To the Republican Voters of the Scc ond District: In announcing to the Republican vol. era of the second district that 1 am a candidate for the office of representa tive to Congress, I will briefly etals some planks of my platform. I. I regret that the w omen of er mont. equal in virtue and intelligent to any, should not have the right to vote iu common with hundreds of thou sands of their sisters in other slates. IL -I favor the gradual adoption of the metric system. American science has long employed it in a large degree, It should be taught in our schools and is not difficult to acquire. It would tend to uniformity of our weights anj measures. We have four different aizen in gills, three different siiee in pints, quarts and gallons, many sizes of bar rels and bushels, three kinds of ounces, grains and pounds, two sires of l"n hundred weight, four different tons and two or three kinds of miles. This is confusing to business. We have long bad the decimal system for our money and no one would" exchange it for th old colonial pounds, shillings and pence. Thiitv four nations use the metric sys tem hs) a standard and two hundred and twelve countries use the melius units more than any others, n III. We must have a larger army than our old one of 50.000 to 7o,iKX men. If the war just ended showed anything, it was the need of a greater m ilitarv establishment. Our arrnvj must guard possessions that reaeb hall way around te world, to say nothing about home protection. I would favor a large increase in our engineer corps, and this corps should be trained that in case of emergency they could handle our transportation, at least to the extent of moving the necessities of life. . IV. No one will question the need or a navy easilv holding eeeond plai among' the navien of the world. N other nation unlesa it be Great Britain, if her colonies are included, has m large a sea oast exposed to at tat k. Our navy is our first line of defense. V. 'r need an adequate tariff, not a monopolistic one. Wt should esp ciallv protect industries that cannot thri"e against foreign competition. As sn illustration we should no lonjT nend upon optwal instrtim s-nts mads) in ormiia out of Nebraska sand VI. Our diplomatic service should h better provided for. Imrtng the last war it was not in a condition to expand its system and personnel to meet th increased service. We had all srts f substitutes. It is well to ite that our diplomatic service was so dethient that hen we met to make a treaty at Versailles we lad no plans. Great Rni -am obtained snbstant ally all she asked bevans her d pioTa'tc er all M ui plied with personnel tKt she bad a plan tor evrT question. I ram casssj next to l.rglaivd in that respect. r foreign eervice should be open to abl itv and iwt U the purse as i the fa'- fl. o..-Sl t ae a wat I budget " I "'" auwtv f ti (C;Ujbwe4 oa 5