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VOL. XXIV r NO. 59.
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
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Usmmi l ...
innc . . . .
OrUans . . .
Rutiand
V iuh rurton
Windhra
Windsor ...
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. 4
.
. 10
. 4
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. a
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. ia
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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
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