Rutland Weekly Herald from Rutland, Vermont on October 8, 1908 · 1
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II VOL 118. NO. 41. RUTLAND VTm THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1908. PRICE $100 A YEAR. GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN WORKING TRIM, Less Than 10 Lawmakers Absent as 130th Session is Opened. x RLV. HOUGH WINS WHY, Contest for That Office Only Surface Ripple in Harmonious Proceedings Speaker Cheney Re-elected and Gibson Becomes President Pro Tern, of the Senate Social Season is Inaugurated With Brilliant Reception Given by Governor Proctor for His Successor. Montpelier Oct. 7 (Special) The General Assembly of Vermont 10.20 o'clock this forenoon with lee than 10 members absent. The organization, as outline by the Herald today, was perfected in every detail, and harmony pervaded the session. The onlgr ripple upon the otherwise peaceful surface was when the sacred warfare of the past few weeks culminated in two bailots for the chaplaincy, Rev. A. J. Hough of this City being elected. It is said that 'his chief strength came from the fact that he has made no special canvass for the position, is not a politician, and has not, as a certain candidate was accused of doing, "haunted the halls of the legislature for the past six years." The legislature organized as- fol-lows:- Speaker, T. C. Cheney of Morris-ville; clerk, Charles A. Plumley of Northfield; First assistant clerk, H. A. Black of Newport; second assistant clerk, J. A. Wilcox of Ludlow; chaplain, A. J. Hough of Montpelier; reporters, E. A. Nutt of Montpelier and J. G. Norton of St. Albans; pres-tfent pro tem of Senate, E. W. Gib-in of BratJeboro; secretary, Homer It. Skeels of Ludlow; assistant, Guy , W. Page of Burlington; chaplain, Irtarcellus W. Farman of Westfleld; reporter, C. V.. Poulin of Rutland. The usual joint resolutions and nuu-ficatlons took up the remainder of the forenoon session, after the 'organization, and the whole of the afternoon session in the House was - taken up with the assignment of seats. " Appointments of Committees. This important office over, many ot themembers paid a visit to the Senate, where Gov.-elect Prouty was still presiding. The only subjects of in terest in that distinguished body were the appointment of canvassing committees and the passing of a couple of joint resolutions. The joint standing committees are announced for Friday morning and while the speaker refuses to discuss them, the pressure placed upon him is growing stronger every minute. Dr. Mead, President Pro Tem, Gibson and Senator Halsey Lewis, who constitute the Senate nominating committee, are alread,y in session, and their work is said to be well advanced. Tomorrow's session will be chiefly interesting ior tne messages .ot the retiring and Incoming ernors, which are reported to contain valuable suggestions along the line of constructive legislation. It was reported at ' the press table today that Judge Flinn of the Court of Claims had resigned but this may not affect the situation regarding this court, as it would leave Judge Leavens all alone on the job, which would be embarrassing to the deliberations of the celebrated tribunal. Reception Brilliant Affair. - The social season of the Legislature was opened tonight with the brilliant reception given by the retiring governor, Fletcher D. Proctor, for the incoming governor, George H. Prouty. The executive chambers and adjoining rooms and corridors of the . state house were thronged for about two nours with members of the House and Senate, officers of the state, ex-governors and their ladies, together with many members of Montpelier society. The rooms were handsomely decorated and the Montpelier Military band orchestra played appropriate music. In the receiving line were Governor-elect and Mrs. Prouty, Lieutenant Governor-elect J. A. Mead and Mrs. Mead, Senator J. W. Stewaft and daughter, Miss Jessica Stewart; ex-Governor Carroll S. Page, ex-Governor E. J. Ormsbee, ex-Governor and Mrs. W. W. Stickney, ex-Governor J. L. Barstow, and Mrs. Levi K. Fuller of Brattleboro. Morning Session. Both the House and the Senate were called to order at 10.20 o'clock. The House was called to order by Secretary of State F. G. Fleetwood and a prayer was offered by Rev. H. A. Flint of Montpelier. The roll was called by Mr. Fleetwood and it disclosed that all but nine members were In their seats. Nominations were then In order for a speaker of the House, and ' J. A. DeBoer of Montpelier nominated T. C. Cheney of Morristown. He said: "I nominate for speaker of the House the representative from Mor-risvtlie, T. C. Cheney. Two years ago Mr. Cheney discharged the duties of the speakership with ability, impartiality and force. His wide' experience in the practice of law, his large legislative experience which he acquired as clerk of the House, his intimate familiarity with the current needs and business of the state, and, above all, his knowledge of the men who compose this House, constitute in him the elements of strong speaker, whose work will advance our deliberations and oar acts. I have the honor to nominate for speaker, Thomas C. Cheney." Election of Speaker. - This nomination was seconded by Mr. Sberwin of Hyde Park, Mr. Barber' of Brattleboro, and Mr. Lewis of Norwich for the republicans and by Mr. Leary of Burlington and Mr. Lavigne of Colchester for the democrats. Mr. Howe of Bennington, Mr. Leary of Burlington and Mr. Watson of St. Albans were appointed tellers and the count showed that Mr. Cheney had received the entire number of votes cast, 237. Mr. DeBoers of Mont-peller and Mr. Howe of St. Johnsbury were appointed a committee to notify Mr. Cheney of his election and to present him before the bar of the House. This was done and the oath of office was administered by Mr. Fleetwood. Upon taking the chair as speaker, Mr. Cheney said: Upon taking the chair as speaker, Mr. Cheney said: Gentlemen of the House of Representatives: I sincerely thank you for the honor you have conferred upon me in selecting me to preside over the deliberations of this House. I wish that I might find words to suitably express to you my deepest appreciation of the compliment you "l?.-1" e t0 tMS vuiv wxiu ouvu auaiiiuuij'. Realizing exactly the exacting duties and responsibilities of the speaker- ship, I ask of you your cordial support and co-operation during the coming weeks, and on my part I promise to perform the duties of the office to the best of my ability and to act with fairness and impartiality to all. Just Pride in Work. I believe that every member of this House, irrespective of party ties, takes just pride in the splendl'4 work accomplished for the state by the able administration now drawing to a close. It certainly marks a new era in the history of our state. Believing that its progressive policies will be continued and carried on by the new administration I bespeak for the in- I coming executive the same loyal sup-i port at your hands that was accorded ; the present executive by the legisla- ture of 1906, for it is only through your ! hearty co-operation that the good i work begun by him can be carried on I tp a successful finish. I am sure that we all realize that ! we are here for hard, earnest work. Many matters of much more than or-i dinary importance and interest, will have to be passed upon by you. In 'determining these wisely the state has the right to expect and demand that you give to them your most earnest thought and careful consider-' ation. i I feel that it Is my duty to impress upon you in the strongest terms .the absolute necessity of entering upon the work of the session without delay and of continuing the same faithfully with as few interruptions as may be. I would especially urge that the important measures be introduced at the earliest possible moment and be acted upon so far as may be dur i i"S the earlier weeks of the session when thev can receive the careful study and consideration which their importance will demand. On no account should they be allowed to drift along until the rush of the closing days. In doing our work let us ever "bear in mind that we are not here to act for any particular narty, but that we are here as loyal Vermonters to work for the best interests at all times of our beloved state. , I thank you again for the honor you have conferred upon me and hope that when our labors shall cease and j rnnfirlfnno. and erind will. Nominates Plumley. Mr. Williams then nominated C. A. Plumley of Northfield for the office of clerk. This nomination was seconded by ' Mr. Fish of Vergennes, Mr. Martin of Essex, Mr. Lytord of Warren, Mr. Howe of St. Johnsbury and Mr. Lavigne of Colchester. The vote was unanimous. Mr. Williams of Newport and Mr. Howe of St. Johnsbury were appointed a committee to notify the clerk of his election and to present, him at the bar of the House. The committee complied with their orders and the oath of office was administered by the speaker, Mr. Cheney. Joint resolutions were adopted as follows: By Mr. Fish of "Vergennes, that the rules of the last session be adopted until others are adopted; by Mr. Brown of Wilmington, that the House notify the Senate that it was organized and' ready for business; by Mr. Fletcher of Cavendish, that the House notify the governor that it was organized and ready to receive any communication ; the chair appointed Mr. Fletcher of Cavendish and Mr. Howe of St. Johnsbury to carry the message; by Mr. .Williams of Newport, that the two houses meet in joint assembly at 10.40 o'clock tomorrow morning to receive the message of the retiring governor, adopted on part of the House; by Mr. Lavigne of Colchester, providing for rental of two typewriters for use by the clerks of the House, secretaries of the Senate and the auditor's office, adopted on part of the House. The House then proceeded to elect a chaplain. Election of Chaplain. There was considerable contest over the election of a chaplain and the contest was so closely waged that there was no election on the first ballot. The result of the first ballot was. as follows: whole number of votes cast, 252; necessary for a choice, 117; A. N. Woodruff 10, P. A. Smith 25, Rev. P. B. Fisk 61. Mr. Long 57, Rev. A. J. Hough 89, and there was no choice. Fine speeches were ' made by Mr. DeBoer of Montpelier and Mr. Fletcher of Cavendish in favor of A. J. Hough, Mr. Fletcher deploring the political parson. Mr. Fish of Vergennes spoke well for J. Hall Long of Panton. Mr. Martin of Plalnfleld nom inated Rev. P. B. Fisk of Plalnfleld, and Mr. Davis of Barre town nominated A. N. Woodruff of the same place. Mr. DeBoer again spoke for Mr. Hough's candidacy, and Mr. Fish for Mr. Long. Mr. Sherwln of Hyde Park favored P. A. Smith of SMbrrisville, Messrs. Martin of Plalnfleld, Sherwln of Hyde Park, Fish of Vergennes and DeBoer of Montpelier were appointed tellers. Following the first ballot Mr. Martin of plalnfleld withdrew the name of Rev. P. B. Fisk of that town and the second ballot resulted in the election of Rev. A. J. Hough oi Montpelier, the result being as follows: whole number of votes cast, 225; necessary for choice 113; Mr. Woodruff 6, Mr. Smith 8, Mr. Long 61, Mr. Hough 1P0. Mr. Hough was declared elected. A message was read from Gov. F. D. Proctor to the effect that he would deliver , his retiring message to the .1oInt assembly at any time it saw fit to fix. Today at 10.40 o'clock was the time decided upon. Appointments Made. Chairman of the House then appointed the following committee on rules: Mr. Fletcher of Cavendish, Mr. Brown of Wilmington and Mr. Howe of Bennington, and also appointed the following official reporters: J. D. Norton of St. Albans and E. A. Nutt of Montpelier. The clerk then announced the appointment of Harry A. Black of Newport and Julius A. Wilcox as his assistants. House Afternoon Session. After the drawing of seats, a joint resolution was adopted in concurrence, providing for the purchase of daily and weekly newspapers for members of the Legislature and state officers, also that providing for adoption of the joint rules until others should be formulated. The house adjourned on motion of Mr. Goodell of Whltingham. 'The Senate. This bodv was called to order by Lieut.-Gov. G. H. Prouty and a prayer was offered by Rev. L. J. Bamberg of the Montpelier Methodist church. The secretary called the roll and every senator answered to his name. Officers Elected. On motion of Senator Gorman of Windham Ernest W. Gibson of Brattleboro was elected president pro tem. On motion of Senator Lewis of Lamoille Marcellus W. Farman was elected chaplain. On motion of Senator Flinn of Windsor, Howard L. Skeels of Ludlow was elected sec retary. On motion of Senator Butler of Rutland a joint resolution was adopted to notify the House of the Senate's organization and readiness to proceed with business. On motion of Senator Donaway of Addison the joint rules of last session were adopted. It was then ord-eerd that a committee of two wail upon the governor and inform him of the Senate's organization and readiness to proceed with business. The president appointed Senators Lewis and Butler as a committee. On motion of Senator Butler of Rutland, Senator Lewis of Lamoille was elected a member of the committee to make up the nominations for the various committeiss. A joint resolution of Senator Flinn of Windsor in relation to the daily papers was adopted on suspension of the rules. Secretary Skeels reported the appointment of Guy M. Page of Burlington as his assistant. On motion of Senator Mclntyre of Rutland the Senate adjourned. Senate Afternoon Session. After an hour's recess, waiting for the House to seat itself, the Senate adopted joint resolution in concurrence, relating to the appointment of a special joint committee to can1-vass county and state votes, and two others in relation to the joint assembly to hear the message of the retir ing governor and providing for the hire of typewriters. The following committee was appointed to canvass the votes for county offices: Senators Donaway of Addison, Orvis of Bennington, Fairbanks pf Caledonia, Kennedy of Chittenden, Vance o- Essex, Croft of Enosburg, Wright of Grand Isle, Lewis of Lamoille, Flagg of Orange, Gross of Orleans, Scott of Rutland, Huntley of Washington, Gibson of Windham and Sherwin of Windsor. To canvass the votes, for state officers the following were appointed: Senators Thayer of Addison, Potter of Bennington, Bingham of Chittenden, Gleason of Caledonia, Vance of Essex, Barney of Franklin, Wright of Grand Isle, Lewis of Lamoille, McLam of Orange, Lewis of Orleans, Mclntyre of Rutland, Bliss of Washington, Flinn of Windsor and Gorham of Windham'. After this on motion of Senator Flinn the Senate adjourned. Legislature Notes. Representative Kinsley drew seat 29, alongside his chief, J. A. DeBoer. George A. Sheldon of Rupert, who was doorkeeper In the Senate two years ago, has plainly gotten the habit. He isback this year as a real representative. Fred C. Rossman, the man who beat out Happy Hapgood of Peru, is away back under the gallerj in seat 178. Thompson of Arlington does not look as if he would have been so thoughtless as to defeat an old war-horse like J. K. Batchelder, but the Bennington county delegation is inclined to think "Batch"" has it coming. Olin Merrill, the mayor of Spavin-ville, was early on the ground and at once began, making a noise like a candidate. C. P. Smith of Burlington, who is certified by political experts as having the gubernatorial bug, was not present, but his first lieutenant, Chauncey W., is giving a correct imitation of a nomination boomer. Allen M. Fletcher of Cavendish spiked the guns of a certain hardy candidate for the chaplaincy when he said that a man who had haunted the state house for six years, a polit ical chaplain, ought not to be elected. He said said Montpelier needed a special aid in the devotional line, now that it has the legislature In- flicted upon It, and so he seconded A. J. Hough's nomination. Publisher Otto Bennett of the Manchester Journal fs kept busy explaining that he not a House page, but that his boy is carrying out the Bennett policies. Representative E. H. Gebhardt of Sbelburne is a pleasant looking individual and has entirely recovered from the leg drawn and attenuated appearance which marked him at the time of the notable Webb "campaign" of 1902, of which he was a distinguished and anguished part. The democrats held a caucus last night, about 30 of them being present. They are a lively and energetic bunch and include such well known names as C. D. Watson of St. Albans, M. G. Leary of Burlington, Harlan B. Howe of St. Johnsbury, Rev. J. Wesley Miller of Bethel, G. N. Tllden of Barre city and J. W. McGaraghan of Richmond. Ben - Williams, secretary of civil and military affairs, has sent out the following letter to the members of the state press: "I desire to express to the members of the press my sincere thanks for the many favors and courtesies received from them during my term of office as secretary of civil and military affairs. I feel that you hare all treated me with great consideration and I want you to know that I appreciate it all. With very best wishes for your continued success and prosperity." BAR ASSOCIATION ELECTS. J. K. Batchelder of Arlington Chosen tne elevatr caused the disaster. It President at Montpelier. ls possible that the death roll may Montpelier, Oct. 7. (Special.) At De st'il further increased when a the business meeting this morning careful search of the ruins can be of the Vermont Bar association these made- Tne explosion blew off the officers were elected: President, entire roof of the big structure, scat-James K. Batchelder of Arlineton: tering timbers in all directions, and first vice president, C. G. Austin of I almost instantly flames burst out of St. Albans; second vice president, J. I the whole building. Twenty-one men K. Darling of Chelsea; third vice were employed in the elevator, president, 'Fred A. Howland of Mont Eleven of these are missing and un-pelier; board of managers, H. C. doubtedly perished. Shurtleff of Montpelier. H.' C. Royce The List of Dead, of St., Albans, E. E. Mower of Bur- The names of the dead follow: lington, L. P. Slack of St. Johnsbury; Heman Lahue, 40 years old, leaves secretary, John H. Minims of St. Al- a family. bans; treasurer, Hiram Carleton of Lucius Wright, 25 years old, mar-Montpelier; librarian, E. H. Deavitt ried. of Montpelier. The report of the com- Robert Mandigo, 22 years old, mittee on the code of ethics was ac- married. cepted, but ordered o lie on the table. w. C. Barney 50 years old, mar-It was prepared bty John D. Sar- rjed, leaves family, gent. Elmer Johnson and Sherman R. Ralph Haire, 20 years old, single. Motilton. The article in regard to Herman Niles, 25 years old, mar-the reference system now used in rje(j. court was disposed of by the presi- j Charles Narrows, 25 years old sin-dent being authorized to appoint a gie. committee to draft a bill In sub- j Louis Papineau, 40 years old, mar-stance re-enacting the law prior to 1 rjed. 1906, referring to ttie appointment or referee and payment .of references, auditors and special masters In chan- eery. Tne committee appointea u. P. Hogan of St. Albans, C. H. Dar ling of Burlington and H. K. Darling of Chelsea. MRS. ASHTON NOMINATED Her Name Presented for State President at 13th Annual Meeting of Federation of Woman's Clubs. Brattleboro, Oct. 7. (Special) The Vermont Federation of Woman's clubs opened its 13th annual meeting here today with an attendance of 100 or more. Mrs. Minnie B. Hazen of St. Johnsbury, president, occupied the chair. The report of the federation secretary, Mrs. Josephine H. Arms of Bellows Falls, showed a membership of about 2500 in 27 clubs, which is a growth of more than 1500 in 10 years. Announcement was made that the Rutland club, with about 325 members, had just joined the federation. Ten delegates from the Boston society of Daughters of Vermont were present. Greetings were received from the national president, Mrs. Philip S. Moore of St. Louis, and from every state president. Today's session was largely given up to reports of committees. A reception took place tonight a the home of Mrs. George W. Hooker. The election of officers "will come tomorrow. Mrs. O. C. Ashton of Rutland has been nominated for state president. An arts and crafts exhibition is being held in connection with the federation meeting. REPUDIATES CONFESSION. Sister's Action Causes Arrest of Mrs. Erb in Shooting Case. Philadelphia, Oct. 7. As the result of an investigation today District Attorney McDade of Delaware county has deemed It necessary to order the arrest of Mrs. J. Clayton Erb whose husband was shot and killed late last night at the Erb country home near Glen Riddle, Pa. This was done because it is said Mrs. Katherine Belsel, Mrs. Erb's sister, had repudiated an alleged confession the police say she made late last night in which admitted she killed her brother-in-law. Detectives reached the house this afternoon and it is understood the widow will be taken to jail as soon as she recovers her composure sufficiently to stand the trip. Kills Two, Self and Horse. Norfolk, Va., Oct. 7. John Richardson, a young farmer living in the Lambserts Point section, early today shot and killed his sister-in-law, Miss Josephine Cromwell, his father-in-law, Beverley Cormwell, and committed suicide after he had killed his father-in-law's horse. A shotgun was the weapon used. 75,000 Servian Troops Out. Paris, Oct. 7. Official advices received in Paris indicate a great degree of popular excitement in Servia. Further mobilization orders have been issued and the reserve called to the colors are said to be 75,000. It is feared that the Belgrade government in order to save itself, will be driven to embark on a desperate adventure against Austria-Hungary. EXPLOSION COSTS 13 LIVES ATRICHFOBD Fire Follows Blowing Up of Big Vermont Grain Elevator. TWO WOMEN AMONG THE DEAD Concussion Shakes Entire Village, Tearing Off Roof of Building and Scattering Timbers in All Direc tions Structure Now Mass of Blaz ing Ruins and Loss is Estimated at $400,000 75 Freight Cars Destroyed Bodies of 11 Workmen Buried in the Debris. Richford, Oct. 7. With a concussion which shook the entire village, a large grain elevator having a capacity of 500,000 bushels, and which was owned jointly by the Canadian Pacific and Boston, and Maine railroads, exploded late today, causing the death of at least 11 workmen and two women. The latter were walking on the Canadian Pacific railroad track, nearby. Dust and gases in . Doma LaPorte, ' gie. j Tuttle. 21 years old, sin- i x workman name unknown, who is known to have been in the building, and who is reported missing. Mrs. John Jeliford. Mrs. Guardo, aged 40. The two women were near the elevator at the time of the accident and were probably stunned by the explosion. Both were living, though badly burned when they were picked up, and taken to a neighboring house, but they died within a few hours. Aside from these, the only body thus far recovered is that of Mandigo. Spontaneous Combustion Cause. The elevator was occupied by the Quaker Oats comipany of Chicago. It was 150 feet in height, 130 feet long and 90 feet wide. The exact amount of grain which it contained could not be learned tonight, but it is known that the quantity was very large. The total loss is estimated at $400,000. So quickly did the flames, which are supposed to have started by spontaneous combustion in the dry dust of the grain, extend throughout the building, that the limited tire apparatus of the village was of no avail. Nothing could be done to prevent the entire destruction of the elevator and its valuable contents. .The heat set fire to a flour shed near the elevator and the shed, together with 75 freight cars, which were standing near It, were burned. Every building in the village was shaken as if by an earthquake when the explosion occurred and many people who were on the streets near the elevator, were thrown to the ground with considerable violence. Late tonight the fire was still burning but no other property was threatened. The wreckage from the explosion and fire blocked the tracks of the Canadian Pacific railroad completely for many hours, so that it was necessary for trains to make a detour by way of Sherbrooke, Que. FOR NAVAL ACADEMY. Brattleboro and Woodstock Nominated by Congressman Boys Has- kins. Brattleboro, Oct. 7. (Special.) Congressman Kittredge Hasklns announced today the nomination of Howard A. Brown of Brattleboro as principal, and Philip C. Ransom of Woodstock and Rufus E. Percy of Newport, as alternates, for appointments to the naval academy at Annapolis. They will take jtheir examinations at Montpelier in pril. Mr. Brown was graduated from the Brattleboro high school last June and was president of his class. PRESIDENT OF WILLIAMS. Distinguished Company Sees Garfield Inducted Into Office at Head of College. Willlamstown, Mass., Oct. 7. In the presence of probably the largest, most representative and most notable group of American educators ever assembled. Harry Augustus Garfield, of the class of '85, former professor of politics at Princeton university, was inducted today into the office of president of Williams college. Those present included 75 college presidents. Gov. Curtis Guild, jr., James Bryce, ambassador ot Great Britain, U. S. Senator W. Murray Crane and President Garfield's three brothers, Secretary of the , Interior James Rudolph Garfield, Irvln McDowell Garfield and Abram Garfield, all Williams men. The only living former president of ' Williams college, Rev. Dr. Franklin Carter, was also a spectator. James Abram Garfield, one of the martyred presidents of the United States, graduated from Williams in 1856 and since then every male member of the Garfield family has received !hls education there. Delightful autumn weather favored the occasion. Among the college presidents who attended the exercises was J. M. Thomas of Middlebury, Vt. SAVES WOMAN, MEETS DEATH. Policeman Returns Into Burning Building After Effecting Rescue. New York, Oct. 7. After rescuing an aged woman from a burning house. Policeman Nicholas Nestor of Jersey City, plunged again in the building and met death by suffocating. Firemen found his body four hours afterward in an unburned part of the house. After turning in the alarm for the fire which he had discovered in the cellar at 811 Ocean avenue, Nestor rushed upstairs, aroused sleeping inmates, and ran again to the street to turn in a second alarm. Meanwhile all had escaped excepting Mrs. Wit-tnebert. Nestor fought his way to her room and taking her in his arms carried her through the flames to the sidewalk, and returned to the building. He was not missed by his companions, and it was only after the building had cooled sufficiently for examination that Capt. Brennan of truck No. 5 chanced to discover the body by lantern light. 25 DROWNED IN SCHOONER. French Fisherman Founders on the Grand Banks. St. Pierre, Mia.. Oct. 7. Twenty- five men were drowned as the result of the foundering of the French fishing schooner Juanita on the Grand Banks last week. The sole survivor, the captain of the vessel, who managed to cling to some planks for sev eral hours, was rescued by another vessel and was brought here today. He has lost his reason. The disaster occurred during a heavy gale. The Juanita was a three masted schooner and was owned in St. Malo. She registered 147 tons net and was built at Liverpool in 1897. G0LDSEEKERS RESCUED. Taken in Nick of Time From the Mayflower, in Which They Sought to Take Treasure From. Lost Galleon. Baltimore, Md., Oct. 7. Not laden with the treasure from the long lost Spanish galleon, as they had fondly hoped, but themselves castawatys, rescued in the nick of time from the wreck of the once gallant cup de fender, the yacht Mayflower, a dozen men were landed here by the Norwe- gian steamer Hippolyte Dumois after having passed through the terrprs of recent hurricane that swept up the coast. The rescued men are G. F. Scull of Boston, R. A. Derby of New York, S. H. Noyes of Newport, R. I., Hayden Richardson of New York, S. S. Boylston of Skaneateless, N. Y., Capt. C. Harding, Edward Perham, mate; Joseph Hlggins, steward; J. Nelson, C. F. Oursen, A. Speachr and E. Blousten. It was as representing the Southern Exploration company that the expedition left New York on September 20 for the Caribbean sea. It seems that the Spanish treasure vessel for which search was made went down about, 60 miles from Jamaica. Last Saturday during a terrific storm, in which the Mayflower's rigging was blown away, and when the crew of the Mayflower had about resigned themselves to a watery grave, they were sighted by the Hippolyte Dumois which got a line aboard the yacht and rescued the Harvard men with life buoys. The rescue was a thrilling one and it is said that President Roosevelt will be asked to give proper recognition to the gallantry of Capt. Danielsen and his crew displayed in the rescue of those on the Mayflower. The rescue occurred several hundred miles east of Watling Island. The Mayflower was still afloat when last seen. . CHARGES OF MONOPOLY. Suit of Government for Dissolution of "Coal Trust" Resumed at New York. New York, Oct. 7. Charging that a monopoly exists among certain coal carrying railroads and coal companies in violation of the Sherman anti-trust act, the suit of the United' States for the dissolution of the alleged "coal trust," was resumed here today before Special Examiner Charles H. Guilbert. The first hearing was held May 25 with a second session in Philadelphia September 29. No Answer to Judge Parker. Washington, Oct 7. Secretary Loeb has issued a statement saying that President Roosevelt fully refuted in 1904 the charge repeated by Judge Alton B. Parker of New York at Baltimore Monday night that "President Roosevelt's campaign committee received 1100,000 from the Standard Oil company for the campaign fund and spent it." Czarevenea In Straight Heats. Lexington, Ky.. Oct 7. The second day of the trotting meeting produced an exciting contest in the two-year-old division of the futurity. Czarevenea won in straight heats. In both heats Fannie Lawson was second and Al Stanley third. The two heats were trotted In 2.12 and 2.13, making a new world's record for two-year-olds. The first heat also made a new record for two-year-old Ollies. CRETE UH1TESW1TH GREECE. Climax at Canea Follows a Day Filled With Dramatic Events, Armed Thousands Pour Into Island Town Clash With French Troops Narrowly Averted Austrian Amy Ordered to Prepare for Moblllza-tion as Result of Balkan Controversy Servian Ministry Resigns. Canea, Island of Crete, Oct, 7. decree announcing the union of Crete with Greece was published here this, evening. Events leading np to the climax followed eaoh other through out the day with dramatic rapidity. The town was bedecked and early in the morning people began flocking in from all directions. There was " much firing of guns and revolvers, to gether with plenty of cheering, buS perfect order prevailed. Mussulmans mingled with Christians freely ant unmolested. At 2 o'clock in the afternoon sj great demonstration in favor of union with Greece occurred on the miltary review grounds. More than 10,000 people, one of the largest crowds ever seen here, gathered at the place. All the prominent revolutionary leaders, each with his banner flying, appeared, . and they were supported by the heads J of the different political parties, tha mayors of the towns, the clergy and! others influential in the councils ot the islands. Speeches were made by various represntatives, who "declared that the peaceful political revolution! which they had assembled to consummate was not directed against tha powers, which had been the island's benefactors, but solely at proclaim ing the island's union with the mother land. They called upon the government to act henceforth In the name) of the free kingdom of Grece. They urged the people as a duty to eo respectfully and announce their decision to the nepresentatives of the! powers ; then they ' must call togeth er an assembly to confirm the people's decision by an official vote. Serve Notice On Consuls. Ten thousand men thereupon y marched singing and shouting to die various consulates, leaving at each ot these a written copy of the resolutions adopted. They then surged to the governor's palace and lowered tha flag of Crete, raising the Greek flag in its place. The flags on all tha public buildings were similarly replaced by the flag of Greece. With' incessant and wild cheering for tha -union, the great procession made its way to the fortress, where a Greek ' flag also was sent up to the top ot a flagstaff, but the French troops insisted upon lowering it, and unfurled the flag of Crete and those of tha four protecting powers. This angered the populace and for a time thera was serious danger of disturbances, but the leaders finally succeeded in restoring quiet. A special issue of the government Journal was distributed at 5 o'clock; this evening, containing the decree i signed by five councillors, who an nounce their compliance with tha people's decision and direct all offi cials henceforth to conduct the busk ness of the country in the name ot the Hellenic government. Thousands of people from outlying districts, most of them armed, are still pouring into the town, filling tha streets and cheering the union. Tha government is taking special precautions to preserve order, and all tha public buildings are strongly guard ed. Austrian Troops Ordered Ready. London, Oct. 8. A dispatch to tha Times from Vienna says that it lc learned from a trustworthy quartet! that the Austro-Hungarian miniates of war has ordered the four army corps to prepare for ( mobilization. This measure is considered pureljj precautionary, and not aggressive. Servian Ministry Resigns.' Belgrade, Servia, Oct 7. The Ser, vian ministry of which M. Vallmiro: vies is premier and minister of for, eign affairs, has resigned. A newil ministry for national defense will ba formed, which will inolude the chief, of the four' political parties. PEOPLE ALL FOR WAR. Servian Government Addresses Cm ergetic Protest to Powers Against) Austria's Action. Belgrade, Servia, Oct. 7. f- ThoJ government has addressed an energetic protest to the signatories oj the Berlin treaty against Austria Hungary's breach of the provisions of the treaty in seising the occupied) province of Bosnia and Hersegotlna, This step, it is contended hare, will prove fatal to the future of Servia The Servian parliament has been summoned in extraordinary session, for October 10. - The popular clamor for a war,witH Austria-Hungary continues unabated. Special steps have been taken to ensure the the safety of Austrian in Servia. MEAT FOR ARMY PURPOSES. Negotiations Under Way Between. Chicago Firm and Continental Ceun try. London, Oct. 7. A report has been current in this city that the London representative of a Chicago firm has been commissioned by certain continental countries to secure 20,000,000 pounds of canned meats for army purposes. The manager of tha flna in ' question was spoken to today and said that negotiations were pending to supply a limited amount ot rations to a continental country, bat thattfe amount reported was ridiculous. Turkey Opposes Austria. Constantinople, Oct 7. The cil of ministers has decided to pro test against the annexation of tha provinces of Bosnia and Herref vlna by Austria-Hungary. Protest wilt ba- made through the Austrian here.

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