Contributed by Joan H. Bixby
Description: STATE NEWS.Date: August 2 1912
Newspaper published in: Middlebury, Vt.
Source: Library of Congress.
Page/Column: Page 3
Because he sold butter at short weight, W. W. Smith of Cuttingsville was
fined $10 and costs in Rutland city court Saturday morning. Inspector
Moher found that two-pound prints of butter sold were three ounces
The Lake Bomoseen Yacht club's regatta, planned for Monday, August 12,
will be held Thursday, August 15 instead. Rutland's stores will be
closed for a half holiday.
J. J. Preston of West Rutland, a veteran of the Civil War, died Friday,
aged 70 years. He was a member of the 11th Vermont regiment.
James Conlin, a Civil War veteran, died Friday at his home in Rutland,
aged 75 years. He served in Company B, 7th Vermont.
While craning his neck to see the occupants of a trolley car in Rutland,
the driver of an automobile ran his machine against a stone wall. As the
machine was going slow, not much harm was done.
Miss Josephine Locatelli, aged 16 years, was drowned in Lake Hardwick
Sunday night. She was on the lake in a boat with Donald Merrill, aged 18
years, when a storm arose and the two started for home. Miss Locatelli
in attempting to change her seat caused the boat to capsize and both
were thrown into the water. Neither could swim and before the arrival of
rescuers, whom their cries summoned to the spot, the girl sank. Young
Merrill was unconscious when taken from the water.
Miss Locatelli's body was recovered Monday morning.