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FIFTH YEAR NO. 1:589 BENNINGTON, VT., FRIDAY, JUNE 1). 11)08. PRICE ONE CENT The Vermont Delegation Voted Solidly For Taft We Have Sent a Bottle of Smelling Salts To the Burlington Free Press LA II C V SELECTS TAFT AND SHERMAN TO HEAD THE NATIONAL TICKET Secretary of War Nominated on the First Ballot. Platform Endorses Roosevelt Administration, Calls for Revision . of the - Tariff and Public Supervision of Railroads and Extension of Foreign Commerce. ' (? A LATE PICTURE OF Chicago, June 19. William How ard Taft, secretary of war, Is the Re publican nominee for president, re ceiving 702 votes out of a total of 980 on the first ballot. Phllandrr C. Knox of Pennsylvania received ,68; Charles E. Hughes of New York,' 67; Speaker Joseph O. Cannon of Illinois, 68; Vice President Charles W. Fair banks of Indiana, 40; Senator Robert M. La Follette of Wisconsin, 25; Senator Joseph U. Foraker of Ohio, 16. The nominationof Taft was made unanimous. The conclusion of Representative Burton's speech nominating the sec retary followed by nearly half an hour of continuous cheering. During the roll call of states Chair man Lodge had occasion to check one more attempt at stampeding the conventiop. Roll call was as follows: Alabama, Taft, 22. Arkansas, Taft, 18. California, Taft, 20. Colorado, Taft, 10. Connecticut, Taft 14. Delaware, Taft, 6. Florida, Taft, 10. Georgia, Taft 17; Fairbanks, 1; For aker 8. Idaho, Taft 6. Illinois, Taft, 3; Cannon, 51. Indiana, Fairbanks, 30. Iowa, Taft 26. Kansas, Taft 20. Kentucky, Taft, 24; Fairbanks 2. I-oulslana, Tart, 18. " Maine, Taft. 12. Maryland, Taft, 16. ' Massachusetts, Taft, 32. . Michigan, Taft 27; Cannon 1. Minnesota, Taft 22. Mississippi, Taft 20. Missouri, Taft 36. Montana, Taft 6. Nebraska, Taft 16. Nevada, Taft 6. New Hampshire, Taft 6; Fairbanks S. New Jersey. Taft 15; Cannon 3; raimanKS z; Knox 4. New York, Taft 10; Hughes 65; Can Don 3. . North Carolina, Taft 24. North Dakota, Taft 8;. Ohio, Taft 42; Foraker 4. Oklahoma, Taft 14. Oregon, Taft 8. Pennsylvania, Taft 1;' Knox 64; Roosevelt 3. Rhode Island, Taft 8. South Carolina, Taft 13; Fairbanks 2; Foraker 2. South Dakota, Taft 8. Tennessee, Taft 24. Texas, Taft 36. Utah, Taft 6. Vermont, Taft 8. Virginia, Taft 21; Hughes 2; Fora ker 1. Washington. Taft 10. West Virginia, Taft 14. Wisconsin, Taft 1; LaFolIotte 25. ' Wyoming, Taft 6. Alaska, Taft 2. Arizona, Taft 2. District of Columbia, Taft'l: For aker 1. Hawaii, Taft 2. New Mexico, Taft 2. Philippines Islands, Taft 2. Porto Rico, Taft 2. Totals Taft. 702; Hughes, 67; Can non, 68; Falrbnnks, 40; Knox, 68; La Toilette, 25; Foraker, 16; Roosevelt, AT CHICAGO Zfh-T'X--Mr; ' SECRETARY TAFT. When the convention was called to order this morning the only unfinish ed business was the election of vice president. During the night the trend of sentiment had been steadily toward the selection of Representative James S. Sherman of I'tlca. N. Y., and it was announced that the Taft delegation would support him. Gov. Oulld was placed in nomination by Senator Lodge of Massachusetts. The second ing speech for Sherman was made by Speaker Cannon and at 11:29 -he was declared the nominee. The official vote on vice president stood Sherman 816, Fairbanks 1, Sheldon of Nebraska 1, Guild of Mass achusetts 75, Murphy of New Jersey 77. After making the nomination unan imous the convention adjourned. The Platform. The platform as finally adopted en dorses the administration of Presi dent Roosevelt as "an epoch In Amer ican History" during which "consci ence and courage in public sta lon and higher standards of right and wrong in private life have become cardinal prinlcples of political faith." Under the guidance of Republican principles the American people have come to possess one-fourth of the world's wealth and the platform de clares for an equal opportunity in the acquirement and enjoyment of the prosperity attendant upon this marvelous growth. The renewed evidences of Repub lican supremacy are heralded as a forerunner of a revival of business. Attention is called to the progres sive legislation enacted during the lust Bession of congress. The party Is pledged unequivo cally to a revision of the tariff by a special session of congress Immediate ly following the inauguration of the next president, and the platform states that the true principle of it is beBt maintained by the Imposition of such duties as will equal the differ ence between the cost of production at home and abroad together with a reasonable profit to American indus tries. A postal savings bank system is endorsed. Belief is re afHrmed in the wisdom of the enactment of the, Sherman anti-trust law with tho platform de clares should bo amended so as to In crease its effectiveness. The railroad rate law is approved ns is its vigorous enforcement and the adoption of legislation that will pre vent me future over issue of railroad storks. The employers liability law Is clt ed as a commendable piece of legis lation ana attention Is called to the establishment of an eight hour day on public works. The party will uphold at all times the integrity of the courts but be lieves that the rules of procedure In federal courts with respect to the Is suance of the writ of Injunction by statute and that no Injunction or temporary restraining order should be Issued without notice, except where irreparable Injury would re sult from delay, In which case a spoe- (Continued on fourth page) I HELD WITHOUT Contest Was Avoided by Con cessions on Both Sides NINE TO ONE FOR STANTON r , District Delegates arm For Foster This County Sends Eighteen Prouty Delegates. The Republican caucus last night, after a hot canvass all day, was as uneventful as a Salvation Army love feast, if there Is any such thing. The contest was settled without a resort to arms and what looked like a tight was turned into a generally good nat ured assembly and niOHt everybody went away satisfied. Few had any very proilounced choice as between Prouty and Stanton the Is sue being whether a few persons could make up a tleket and put It through regiirdli'hs. ' The opponents of the plan led by Peter lxngtlu objected and stirrtfd up enough of a storm so that the reF'iit was in doubt and the Stan ton li';ulcrs offered to smooth things out by putting UmgUn on thnlr tick et though Mr. Ingtin is a pronoun ced Prou'" man. This om satisfactory to the other side as nil they wanted was to M ih- Iciul-Ts know that they could not ! Ignored, and the personnel of I he atrerdance at the caucus proved i hat v:ihuui any argument, whichever side might have won had ii come to a ballot. The caucus was called to order 5-hortly after S:1f by Walter II. Merry of the town committee who read the call and called for nominations for chairman. K. C. Henneit was unan imously selected for the olJloe and Charles S. Kehoe for the position of clerk. The chairman stated that the first business before the caucus was the selection of ten delegates and ten al ternates to the state convention to be held at Montpelier July 1. Robert E. Healey projosed the following list of names and It was elected: Delegates O. M. Barber, H. T. Cush man, A. J. Cooper, Peter I-ongtin, William J. .Meagher, Fred S. Pratt, F. U llottum. Harrle C. White, I. IJ. Gib son, A. J. Holden. Alternates H. W. Myers. A. S. Hathaway, John Nash, Edmund I jl franchise, Frank A, Evans, D. A. Gullt Inan, Frank Cromack, E. E. 1-arrabee, H. S. Bingham. S. C. Lyons, The next business was the election of ten delegates and ten alternates to attend the first congressional district convention to be held at Burlington June 30. George W. Williams Intro duced the following ticket which was elected: Delegates Collins M. Graves, Frank E. Battles, IjouIs Bergeron, Rufus B. Godfrey, George M. Hawks, Heman I. Spafford, George R. Mathers. Walter II. Berry, Robert E. Healey and Frank E. Howe. Alternates William M. Barron, Ed ward H. Holden, Miner Cleveland, Ed ward L. Bates, John J. Hayes, Shel don H. Rockwood. William. J. Hicks, John N. Fay. Walter R. Mattison, 'jUin A. Ryan. Frank E. Howe introduced a reso lution to the effect that the caucus in- lutlon to the effect that the caucus favored the renomlnation of Congressman D. J. Foster of Burling ton and this resolution was adopted. The delegations were empower ed to fill vacancies and the caucus ad journed. The Prouty delegates 'from this county are Arlington 3, Bennington 1, Pownal 1, Sandgate 2, Sunderland 2, Rupert 1, Wlnhall '2, Dorset 2, Land- grove 1, Shaftsbury 3. THE COUNTY CAUCUSES Delegates Chosen In Other Towns Throughout the Bailiwick During Thursday evening reports were received from some of the towns in the county. Because of the diffi culty in reaching some of the more remote communities the list .was not completed. Dorset Delegates, Ernest West ueorge Keed. Charles Williams. K- ternntes, John Fisher,. G. W. Barrows, wens uriniths. Woodford Delegates, James Din wlddie, George Cotton. Alternates. Arthur J. Dewey, Fred Bowles. Arlington Delegates. J. K. Batchcl der, H. S. Wlllson. J. B. Webb. Manchester Delegates to state con vention, M. J. .Covey, J. H. Illcks, W. II. Benedict. O. R. Bennett. To dis trict convention, F. C. Archihuld, J W. Fowler, A. L. Graves, D. K. Sim- onus. Pownal Delegates. D. T. Bates. A B. Gardner", J. W. Gardner, E. E. Pot ter. Sunderland Delegates, II. S. Burt, reari nnsKins. Sandgate Delegates, Ray Bentley, Konertson. Searsburg Delegate, George Far- rlngton. Glastenbury Delegato, Norman M, Mattison; alternate, Robort T. Young, WEATHER FORECAST For Eastern New Tork and Western Vermont, partly cloudy tonight warm' er In east portion. Saturday fair In east, showers In west portion, c s DS PRODI) HIS OVER STAIITOII BY TOO VOTES Newport Man Will Be Next Governor of Vermont LANDSLIDE FOR D. J. FOSTER Fish Boom Collapsed. In the Second District Plumley Probably Wins by Small Lead. George H. Prouty of Newport car ried the primaries in the state of Ver mont Thursday evening and will have a majority of about 100 over Zed 8. Stanton of Roxbury in the conven tion which meets at Montpelier July 1. A large proportion of the delegates are not Instructed but the case his been so thoroughly argued that It is pretty well known how they stand. Stanton's managers do not admit defeat ajid claim that their candidate is likely to pull through. At noon today they gave out the following Az ures: Sainton, 276; Prouty, 297; mi instructed or unheard from, 163. They claim his chances still excellent. F. C. Williams of Newport, mana ger of I he Prouty campaign this morn ing claimed 4;io Prouty delegates out of a total of 736. Both the Free Press and Rutland Herald deelare that Prouty has won. The congressional contests were landslides in both districts. In lim district Foster has beaten both ris.i and Fleetwood with many vo'es to spare while over In the Hecoud dis trict Plumley turned Haskins unde the sod and planted daisies on hU political grave. According to the figures secured by the Banner the delegates elected to ui, mnrominn nTwl nniiroxi - mately as follows, though of course subject to some changes: Prouty Stanton Addison 32 33 . Bennington 18 30 Caledonia 42 12 Chittenden 38 22 Essex 18 2 Franklin 39 14 Grand Isle 8 3 lAtnoille 20 10 Orange 5 42 Orlenns 54 0 Rutland 81 10 Washington 0 65 Windham ' 42 20 Windsor 22 54 Totals ' 419 317 THE CONGRESSIONAL CONTESTS Foster Sweeps Everything But Plum ley Has But Narrow Margin The feature of the congressional fight in .this district was the complete collapse of the Fish boom. Foster carried three quarters of Fish's own county of Addison and also got Chit tenden, Bennington, Grand Isle ana Franklin entire and a big slice of Rut land which had been claimed as solid for Fish. In the second district Congressman Haskins is still claiming his nomina tion but It Is probable that Plumley will win by a fair majority. Plumley claims he has 221 delegates sure, whereas it requires only 190 to nom inate. Haskins claims i55 delegates Instructed for him and that he will get enough of the uninstructed to give him a majority. Haskins surprised bis opponents by carrying both St. Johns- bury and Newport but lost some that he counted sure in Essex county. Foster delegates appear to have been elected In every town in this county without opposition. Fleetwood car ried his own county of Lamoille. PROUTY ON THE RESULT Declares the Result an Indorsement of the Prer?nt Administration (Special to the Banner) NewiMrt, Vt, June 19. Tho mana gers of the Prouty campaign make the following statement: This morning after the caucuses shows the returns more favorable than the reports last night. At noon today he had 433 delegates out of 736 The number necessary for choice is :fti!t. It is safe to predict that M Prouty will receive fully 475 votes !n the convention as many towns yet un heard from are known to be fnvorub'e to him. The Prouty strength by coun ties Is as follows: 14 towns In Addis on give him 47; 8 towns in Benning ton 18; 12 towns In Caledonia 42; 13 towns in Chittenden 40; 13 towns In Essex 20; 14 towns In Franklin 45; 4 towns Id Grand Isle 8; 10 towns In Iamollle 24; 5 towns in Orange 11; IS towns in Orleans 54; 27 towns in Rut- luuu oo, o luwun lit iiiuiiaiii ou, u towns In Windsor 13. Mr. Prouty In an Interview this morning said: "The returns at hand show such a gratifying majority of delegates In my favor as a candidate for the governor ship that I cannot look upon the cau cus result otherwise than as a splen did endorsement of the policies of the present administration and as a de termination on the part of the people of the state that they shall be contin ued. The campaign has been carried along In the light of the fulleBt public ity, therefore, there can be no doubt as to how the people feel on the ques tions discussed." A BOXER KILLED Was a Marine Having a Bout on Bat tleship Mississippi Philadelphia, June 17. Thomas Ha gen. or Hage, a marine stationed at league Island navy yard, was killed tonight by a blow qver the heart in a six round boxing bout with Johnny Hogan, a local pugilist, on board the battleship Mississippi, lying at the navv vard. The boxins bout was the I lea m re or an enieriaimiiciu u mu- ki r being given Dy the crew or uie Mississippi. Hagen was 28 years of age. Ho had been 111 for a week and entered the ring, it Is said, against the advice of the shin's surceon. Hogan. his op I ponent. disappear3!! ounug ine exriit n.ent tha :"owi ''Lr KUii mm ui a inic uvui uu i uw. BUNKER HILL DAY A General Observance in Boston and Suburban Cities Boston. June 17. Although not a legal holiday the anniversary of the battle of Bunker Hill June 17, was generally observed in Boston, Cam bridge, Lynn and other suburban cit ies. Thousands flocked to the Char lestown district where two parades a morning carnival pageant and a mili tary parade in the afternoon were held. A display of fireworks v tonight closed the official program. More than 50 persons were treated ot the hospitals for Injuries received from fire crackers and pistols but no one was seriously hurt. The Boston jtock exchange chamber of commerce and the large business houses were closed. ATTACKED BY ROBBER Woman's Skull Cracked By Iron Bar Posse Following Assailant Middletown. N. Y., June 16. A rob ber entered the home of Joseph Mc Voy, farmer and attacked Mrs. McVoy with an iron bar, crushing her skull. After ransacking the house and secur ing some money the robber fled. It is not believed that Mrs. McVoy will re cover. Her assailant is thought to be a for eigner, who at one time was employed as a farm hand. Scores are searching the country for the man. It has developed that a farm hand known only as "August" was the as sailant. He was found Wednesday In a clump of bushes with his throat and wrists cut. He was taken to jail and died soon after. COMPANY K, VERMONT NATIONAL GUARD Photo Taken Sunday at the Cox Farm Encampment V 1 MEET JULY 30 AT County Republican Convention Has Been Called COMPOSED OF 73 DELEGATES Caucuses In the 17 Town of th County are Directed to Be Held Friday, July 24. The- call for the Republican Countr convention is as follows: A Republi can convention for the county ot Bennington will be held at Couture hall, Manchester Depot, Vt, on Thus day, July 30, 1908, at 10:30 o'clock In the forenoon for the purpose of nom inating candidates for county officers to be supported at the election on the first Tuesday In September next, aijd also for the election of a county committee. Towns will be represented in con vention on the basis of one delegate from each town, one for every fifty votes, and one for. every fraction of fifty votes exceeding twenty-five cast for the Republican candidate for gov ernor In 1904, and the subjoined list is made on this basis. ' Delegates w ill be chosen at primary meetings called by Republican com mittees In each town and will provide themselves with proper credentials, signed by the chairman and secretary of said meeting at which they are elected and present same as early as possible after their arrival, to the credential committee. Caucuses should be held in the sev eral towns and the delegates and al ternates elected on the 24th day of July, A. D-., 1908. The county com mittee has been" constituted a com-. nilttee on credentials and will meet as such committee on credentials at the ! Battenklll Inn, Manchester Depot, on , . . r until xv vr v. iwa in tuc iui li-nu ivsi the purpose of receiving credentials of delegates and making the roll of the convention. George B. Sheldon. Chairman, Rupert, F. E. Battles, Secretary, Bennington, Reuben H. Andrews, Arlington, A. B. Gardner, Pownal, W. H. Roberts. Manchester, Harlow A. Bottum, Shaftsbury, E. C. Baker, Readsboro, t County Committee. rt l ..ii , i . t . . i lie ioiiow mg is apponionraem 01 delegates to which the several towns, are entitled: MANCHESTER Arlington ' 5 Bennington 19 Dorset 4 Glastenbury 1 Peru 3 , Iandgrove 2 Manchester 8 Pownal 8 Rupert 4 Readsboro 3 Sandgate 2 Searsburg 1 Stamford 3 Wlnhall 3 Shaftsbury 6 Sunderland 2 Woodford 2 Total 73 SHOTS HALT LUSITANIA Pine Camp, N. Y., June 17. Active maneuvers were engaged In today by the army and militia for the first time since the opening of the encampment. At Forts Hamilton and Wadsworth the day was spent in actual target practice with the big guns. During the target practice late today the Cunarder Lusttanta starting on a voy age to Europe was forced to stop near the narrows until the firing ceased.