Clipped From The New York Times
Flat-. of to Brook- of of ; ; were broken. y-.-. y-.-. y-.-. y-.-. y-.-. - . ? Vermont : judge shot Down. lawresee Tried to Kill the Van Wks Favored His Wife In Desses T . .' tie Trenhlea, , ;-. ;-. ;-. WOODSTOCK. Vt., Aug. 22. Thomas C Seaver, Judge of Probate for Windsor Coun ty, was shot this morning by William W. Lawrence while standing on the plaasa ot his residence, the ball penetrating his right lung, lodging- lodging- under the shoulder blade. The wounded man Is reported to be resting quietly to-night, to-night, to-night, and the attending physician thinks he will . recover, - although his age, beyond sixty years, will tell against him. Lawrence surrendered himself to ShertiT Thomas after the shooting and was lodged In Jail to await a hearing to-morrow. to-morrow. to-morrow. It Is alleged that the troubles which led to the crime began early In 1806. when Mrs. Lawrence left ner husband and child and applied to Judge Seaver for the appointment appointment of a guardian over the girl, who was about seven years okL Lawrence tried. It Is said to steal the child from those who were caring for -her -her under the direction of the guardian, Joseph C Enrtght, then State Attorney. Judge Seaver then granted an injunction restraining Lawrence - from Interfering with the girl In any way. At tha last session of court Mrs. Lawrrence sued for a divorce, but failed to ret one because because of Insufficient evidence. The Injunction Injunction waa removed, and Lawrence got permission permission to see his child. - He disliked Judge Seaver ever since the guardian was appointed, and this morning he called upon the Judge and had a hot discussion with him. - The Jadge ordered Lawrenc to leave the house and followed him to the door, where Lawrence drew a revolver and fired two shots, the first of which took effect aa stated. At the Jail Lawrence was searched and a quantity of morphine was found upon him. Judge Seaver Is highly respected and has been Judge of the Probate Court for many years, .i-, .i-, .i-, - - - - . ... : . .; .. .