ENNINGTON EVENING BANNEE
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
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,
The nominationof Taft was made
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
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
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;
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
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
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,
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
After making the nomination unan
imous the convention adjourned.
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
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
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
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
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)
Contest Was Avoided by Con
cessions on Both Sides
NINE TO ONE FOR STANTON
District Delegates arm For Foster
This County Sends Eighteen
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
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
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
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
Dorset Delegates, Ernest West
ueorge Keed. Charles Williams. K-
ternntes, John Fisher,. G. W. Barrows,
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-
Pownal Delegates. D. T. Bates. A
B. Gardner", J. W. Gardner, E. E. Pot
Sunderland Delegates, II. S. Burt,
Sandgate Delegates, Ray Bentley,
Searsburg Delegate, George Far-
Glastenbury Delegato, Norman M,
Mattison; alternate, Robort T. Young,
For Eastern New Tork and Western
Vermont, partly cloudy tonight warm'
er In east portion. Saturday fair In
east, showers In west portion,
PRODI) HIS OVER
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
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
spare while over In the Hecoud dis
trict Plumley turned Haskins unde
the sod and planted daisies on hU
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:
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
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
"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
A BOXER KILLED
Was a Marine Having a Bout on Bat
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
rt l ..ii , i . t . .
i lie ioiiow mg is apponionraem 01
delegates to which the several towns,
Arlington ' 5
, Iandgrove 2
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
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