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BUlt LING TON, VT THURSDAY, OCTOBEK 3, 11)12.
NUMBER 14.
VOL. LXXXV1I. NEW SEMES VOL. LIX.
LETCHER ELECTED
BY MAJORITY OF 55
. T 11 i i n i . 1 T
yi f i Kn i i nr my in l r nun mrtrt rt ui ii'mvmi i
tatives in Joint Assembly Settles
the Governorship Question.
EPI LHjAN CANDIDATE IS
GIVEN 163 OF 271 VOTES
extended a welcome on behalf of the
local society, Supl. David H. Loeko for
I he schools, Rev. Dr. E. 1. StcvenB for
llio churches, Rev. Q. A. Osmnti for the
Prohibition cliih nnd Mrs. O. C. Anil-
ton for the young people's societies.
Tho business of the convention will
begin to-morrow morning.
HARD TO GET LI
L
G SUM
arland K. Howe. Democrat, receives Yb ana
Fraser Metzger, Progressive, 32 Rest of
the State Ticket Swept into Office in
the Same Decisive Manner.
RALPH DE PALMA WINS
VANDERBILT OUP RAGE
Wnuwntos-u Race Course, Win., Oct. 2.
Ralph do I'nlma In a Mercedes car won
the eighth running of the classic Van-
dcrbllt cup automobile rare from a field
of eight starters over the new Wauwatosa
road course. Ills time was four hours,
20 minutes, 31.64 seconds for a distance of
299 miles, 2,704 fret. This wns a speed of
69 mites nn hour or five miles per hour
slower than last year's Vanderlillt at
Savannah.
Dc Palma won by 42 4-5 seconds from
Hughle HiiRhes. driving a Merecr-Spe-clal,
after Teddy Totzlnff had led
through the first half of the race and
then had been forced to withdraw because
of engine troubles. Spencer Wlshart, with
n Mercedes ear was third. W Anderson,
driving a Stntz was fourth. Only these
four cars finished the race.
Halph Mulford was eliminated early In
tho race by a broken magneto. Oil An
derson nnd Harry Nelson with a Lozler
apparently never hail a chance to win.
More than fiO.Gfl people witnessed the
race.
Knowing Ones View the House
with Less Satisfaction Than
the Senate.
MANY OF NEW MEN YOUNG
Montpeller, Oct. 2. The Hon. Allen M.
Fletcher of Cavendish was elected gov-
rrnor oi v erinuiu o mu irt'i.iiiinu 111
Inint nssemhlv this afternoon bv a ma
jority 01
Tho vote was taken by ballot. In ac
cordance with the constitution, anil re
rulted as follows:
Whole number of votes, 271.
Necessary for a rholce, IX.
Allen M. Fletcher had 163.
Eraser Metzger, 32.
Harland 15. Howe, 70.
The joint assembly met at 2:3 p. 111.
The canvassing committee on tho part
of tho S( nate was composed of Senators
jiiei-eeiers. uonus, aicmen- u.ucneitier,
Hherwln. House, Blanchard, (Orleans),
Blanchard, (Windsor), Darling, (Orange),
Darling, (Caledonia), Barber, Preston,
Dale and Mower.
The members on the part of tho
House were:
Addison county, Weeks of Middlebury,
Foote of Cornwall, Thomas of Salisbury.
Bennington county, Gardner of Pow-
nal, Burbank of Wlnhall, Flynn of Dor-ret.
Caledonia county. Cook of Tendon,
Cheslcy of Sheffield, Rogers of Wal-tlen.
Chittenden county, Wright of Willis-
ton, Coburn of Milton, O'Brien of South
Burlington.
Essex county, Bowker of Lunenburg,
Cameron of Norton, Ball of East Haven.
Franklin county, Pierco of Franklin,
Thomas of Sheldon, Donaldson of Swan-ton.
Grand IMo county, Hoag of Grand Isle, 1
Hutching of North Hero. Wright of
South Hero.
Lamoille county, Wllklns of Morris-
town, Brown of Eden, Thomas of Bclvi-derc.
Orange county, Adams of Cheli-ca, An-
Sell of Wllllamstown, Smith of Newbury.
Orleans county, Parker of Troy, Law
ion of Coventry, Hall of Holland.
Hutland county, Proctor of Proctor,
Wright of Brandon, Jlulett or mitiaml
lt.
Washington county, Buzzell of Faye-
ton, Ennls of Marshlleld, Hewitt of Plaln-tield.
Windham county, Ryder of Hocking-
li:nn. Wnrr. if Wllm I mrt nn . Adams nf
Marlboro.
Windsor county. Gage of Wcathcrsficld,
Btimets of Cavendish, Billings of Woodstock.
rctary and assistant secretary of the
Senate uro familiar with the details
of the work.
K. P. Adams of Marlboro is the old
est member of tho Legislature In point
of service. He is now serving h's sixth
term In tho House and in 1910 was
a member of tho Senate from Wind
ham county.
Expressions of opinion among the
members here In the cnpltol and hotel
lobbies indicate Indignation against
the methods of certain political hangers-on
who have Infested the polities
of the State for some years past. On
every side Is heard commendation of
tho action of the Free Press In the
attack It Is making upon leech meth
ods in connection witli political cam
paigns. Thursday evening at eight o'clock
In the executive chamber of the cap
Itol, Governor Moad will give a recep
tion in honor of tho Incoming Governor.
Members of the Governor's staff and
members of the Legislature are among
those Invited.
Governor Mead will give a dinner to I
his staff Frldaf jtight at the Pavilion
Telephone connection between the
desks of the elerk of t ho House and
secretary of the Senate tends to ex
pedite business. The pressing of n but
ton starts a buzzer, but the noise Is
so slight that It causes no disturbance
In the chamber.
A notable Improvement Is the plac
ing of badges on State House employes.
Doorkeepers and pages wear nickel
badges of designation, as does Mr.
Sperry, in charge of the burcnu of In
formation. Copies of the Legislative Hand
Book may be obtained of W. V. Purr
at the Montpeller House.
DEATH OF ADMIRAL YOUNG.
New York, Oct. 2. Hear Admiral L11-
clen Young, t. S. N., commandant of the
naval station at Key West and formerly
rnptaln of the Mare island navy yard
near San Francisco, died hero late to-
cay from Internal hemorrhage after an
Mines of less than 24 hours. He was 00
years old and had a record of dlstln
gulsbed .service as a naval oillcer.
He was taken 111 Tuesday evening at
the Waldorf-Astoria, where he was stop
plug. To-day his condition became alarm
Ing. At ids bedside when lie died wero
his wife and several relatives.
Arrangements were made to-night to
remove the body of the rear admiral to
the Brooklyn navy yard, where It will
remain until the funeral arrangements.
are completed.
Pear Admiral Young was born in Lex
ington. K.v., was graduated from the
Naval Academy in 1S73 and was succes
sively promoted until he readied the rank
of rear admiral In 191". He did conspicu
ous service as commander of tho gunboat
I '1st during the Spanish War and did
efficient work at the time of the San
Francisco earthquake when he was cap
tain of the navy yard near there.
W. C. T. U. IN CONVENTION.
At tho nfternoon meeting, which opened
about 2:30 o'clock, nn address of welcome
was given by II. Charles Itoyce, after
which the various subjects as arranged
on the published program were discussed
In an Interesting manner. The visiting
librarians were guests of the Aulonoo
club at afternoon tea at 1:30 o'clock. This I
evening tho address was given by Miss
Sara O. Pomeroy of AVorcestcr, Mass., j
vviio spoko In a most Interesting manner i
on "Gala Days In Iondon."
The traveling library exhibit and the
exhibit of pictures which are In tho li
brary nnm were visited by many during
the day and evening. In addition there
are other special library exhibits.
To-morrow Is Vermont library commis
sion day, and the first session will open
nt 9:30 o'clock, There are about 30 librar
ians and those Interested In library work
In attendance at the convention.
PROBATE JUDGES ORGANIZE.
Montpeller, Oct. 2. Tho Vermont asso
ciation of Probate Judges was formed
hero fo.dnv with the following officers!
Political Wiseacres Add That) President. Frank .1. Martin. Montpeller;
vice-president, 11. L. Clark, Castleton;
secretary and treasurer, O. N. Kelton. St.
Albans. The officers are the executive
committee. There were II Judges present
out of the 20 In the State. A constitution
and by-laws were adopted and consider
able time was passed In a discussion of
the work of the various probate districts
j In which much has been accomplished In
Montpeller, Oct. 2.-The knowing ones I a way of establishing uniform records and
s-iv thev are at a loss when it conies t,. ! practice. Judge J. II. Maromhcr of ltur-
This Is a Strange Year and
That Terrifying: Things
Are in the Air,
GEfP4SSEMBLY
QUICK TO ORGANIZE
F. H. Babbitt of Bellows Falls Is Elect
ed President pro Tern, of the Sen
ate by a Vote of 18 to 9.
PLUMLEY CHOSEN SPEAKER
WITH 100 VOTES TO SPARE
predicting about the career of the pres
ent Legislature. What puzzles them Is
not so much the s-lzo of the opposition
but Its diversified character and the pies-
ence of an almost religiously regarded
body of theories and notions. To-day's
voting seeni.s to Indicate a good working
republican majority, so that platform
pledges can be carried out and party
llngton was among those present.
ARMY OFFICERS ARRESTED.
Four from IMh Cntnlry Took Pnrt
In Hotel Mexico Unld.
Douglas, Ariz., Oct. 1. Manuel Cuesta.
Mexican consul at Douglas. Powell Bob-
measures put through. But everyone Is i crts, chief of tho Mexican secret service
wondering how the two houses will be- belc, nnd four officers of the 9tb cavalry
have when It comes to the consideration I were arrested to-day on complaint' of 1 .
of so-called radical measures good and 1 .1. Genardlnl. propi ietor of the hotel Mox-
bad, and how they will tttcklo the actual
haid wurk which makes up so large a
part of legislation.
There Is little doubt about the ability
of the Senate to more than hold Its own
with records of previous bodies. It Is
ico.
Tile musts came a- .1 result of the
rearchlng of the Hotel Mexico In Doug
las Sundav by Amtilcun and Mexican
sicrct s"ilce men, asslsiid bv a siiuad
of negro troopeiM ol the nth V. S. eavuliy
Resolution to Have Devotional Exercises in the
House Conducted by Members and Others
Decisively Tabled and the Rev. A. W.
Ford Is Made Chaplain.
composed largely of men young but not i who were Making .Joaquin I'.squcr, a sup-
too young to be well known. It contains
a score of men of calibre to be leaders
end on the face of It seems to be a prac
tical working body of exceptlon.il ability
nnd progressive tone. It promises to bu
the most unusual upper house within the
memory of man. It would be Inadvisable
to begin calling the names of particularly refused by the county officials,
notable members because tho result It Is said Colonel Giillfoyle, In command
would be practically si repetition of the , of the 9th cavalry stationed along the bur
loll call. There is no danger that It will tier near here, has orders to arrest anv
be buning mound for bills., i le.ist not ' n bel leaders on Ameileun soil. Those
nosed iv'.icl. Dsiiuer was not found.
ii.e art est to-i'ay were made by Shei
rilf Whe-lcr and the county authorities
after a conference with Justice Bice.
A feud betwetn military and civil auth
orities has been on since the request for
the arrest some days ago of Esiiuer was
NEWS TOLD IN BRIEF.
In Iowa there Is a campaign undei
way for strurlng an amendment to the
State constitution giving the franchise
to vv Dim n and plans aie bolng made for
i arrylng i n such work as may be neces
sary to socuin a Stale Lcgislatui e dis
posal to vote favorably on the proposition.
An Ottawa special says that the Can
adian government, asserting that Lloyd's
marine lnsuiance rates are wholly dis
criminatory against the St. Lawren'-e
route and In favor of American poits. pur
poses to back financially an Insurance
company, the formation of which is in
trusted to Canadian Manufacturers' association.
The report was read by Guy W. Bailey,
who -acted as clerk of the Joint assembly
nnd showed no election of governor by
the people
The tellers were Senators Barber and
Blanchard, Representatives Billings,
Watson, Cook and Proctor.
Mr. Hapgood of Peru was not In his
seat when the ballot boxes wero passed
but on motion of Mr. Donnelly he was
permitted to vote. As his ballot was cast
after tho others had been counted, so Mr.
Hapgood's vote was known to the tellerB.
It Is said that he did not vote for either
Fletcher or Metzger.
Tho Joint assembly then proceeded to
the election of lieutenant-governor with
the following result:
Whole number of votes, 270.
Necessary for choice, 1M.
Frank E. Howe had 199.
JI. C. Comings, 5.'.
M. L. Aseltlne, 111.
The remainder of tho State officers wero
lected by the following votes:
TREASURER.
Wholo number of votes, 2fi3.
Necessary for choice, 132.
E. H. Deavitt had 19'l.
jwortin A. urown, i.
Harry S. Howard, 17,
SECRETARY OF STATE.
Wholo number of votes, 260.
Necessary for choice, lliS.
Guy W. Bailey had 221.
J. C. Durlck, 37.
J. M. Blake, S.
AUDITOR OF ACCOUNTS.
Whole number of votes. 201.
Necessary for choice, 131.
Horace F. Graham had 20.".
Lewis W, Johnson, 10.
Ernest W. Gibson, 10.
ATTORNEY-GENERAL.
Wholo number of votes, 203.
Necessary for choice, 13A
R, E. Brown had 1M. .k
B. E. Bailey, fa
R. A. Hoar, 21.
TIiIb completed tho election and after
tho appointment of a committee to notify
5ho Governor of his election tho Joint as
jscmbly was dissolved and tho llouso ad
journed Immediately afterward.
NEWS ABOUT THE CAPITOL.
Only ton members of tho llouso, bo
far n known, have hud previous leg,
Islatlvo experience. Tho Senate Is a
stronger body In that respect, having
17 members of experience out of a tot
al of 30, However, tlm speaker, clerk
and assistant clerk of tho House, na
veil uh the lloutcnant-govcrnor, sec
Seventy Deleuulex Welcomed to It lit
land by Mayor nnd Others.
Rutland. Oct. 2. Seventy delegates
arn here to-night for the reception at
the Methodist Church which marked
the opening of the 3th annual con
vention of the Vermont Woman's
Christian Temperance 1'nlon. lasting
through Friday. The State officers
wute all present. Officers of the Rut
land 1 ranch mi' nil the Proteo'ant
clergymen ot the city w re In th" re
ceiving line.
j In c nneetion with the social func
tion th( re wns a short session of the
convention during which the delegates
wore wulcomeil to the city by Mayor
Charles L. Howe. Mrs. W. I
New York Herald says comment Is
widespread In coal circles on the publish
ed statement of President Baer of the
Beading that there Is no danger of a
coal shortage this winter. Wholesalers
and retailers agiee that there Is a short
age of anthracite coal In New York and
markets farther East. The shoitageis
particularly marked In New England.
Prepared sizes of anthtaiitc should not
cost the onsiimer In New Yuri; or liill.i
diiphla more than Jl.To a ton, delivered in
the cellar of their homes, according to
the second report of coal pi Ice investi
gation submitted by Professor Ward W
Person of the 1'nlveislty of Pennsylvania,
and Harry 11. Bellls, a freight rite oxpeil.
Excessive transportation charges are the
Archer real cause for the high price
HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT,
THE NEWS BY COUNTIES
ADDISON COUNTY
MIDDLEBURY
turned to Fowler. Miss tVillo Dick
l Inson has gone to Holyoke, Mass., for
a few weeks. llartwell Danyoau,
0 town road commissioner, has coin-
I ,.:oneo 1 to draw trnivel nntl irrmln tli.
A quiet nd veiy pretty home wedding , aC(.orlIur t inH.rllt.tlonH ... .
took place at the home of Mr. and .Mrs.
recent town meeting which approptl
v. w. Kii'in i llllir llUllie Ull OIHM .t.-v I 1 AAA XI.... I l 1... .
Thursday morning at eight o'clock, when ,. , ;.-'. V U , '
their youngest daughter. Miss Alice Helen , has ' reutrnd after
Beeley, was united in marrluge to Prof. ,.,. ,,.,
Ray Lyle Fisher, the youngest Bon of , ,.. , ' " ' ''"'
rieiiiiuih! .'i itpn. i uut'i u new i)rue
Of good bills. I
Some of tho older of the knowing
ones, and most of them are ol.l, pro
fess to see some portents and omens
In the House of Representatives, Tin
House is compose 1 almost entirely of
llrst-termei s, they say. and no one
can gainsay them. Some of t'.ies;
llrst-termeis have ludlcal li as, even
fanaticisms, thuy insert, ai.d here
again it is impossible for any one o
have positive knowledge to toe con
trary, unless ho be a inliul reader.
i'hey go on to say that a great part
of these new men are young men, and
pause Just long enough for thu listener
to Image to himself what awful cal
amities this state of things must pres
age. They add that this Is a strange
year when new an 1 terrifying thlng-i
are In the air, and Imply that never
was there such a time slncu "Sheeted
ghosts ill 1 siiueak and gibber n t to
stteets of Rome." They ev-;n think
the near-future Is likely to he worse
than that memorable occasion, for
when It comes to squeaking and gib
l erlng they had a hundred times rath
er have it In the streets of Rome th in
In tile State House of Vetmont.
The younger of the knowing ones
take quite a different view. They ad
mit that the House Is full of men ser' -Ing
their Urst time at that Institution.
They are willing to concede that thu
plentltude of inexperience may make
business go a little slower, an 1 that
tiie dltlldence of now men may p sst
bly result In a reversal of the usual
order of things so great tnat the ml
tlntlve of new legislation may
found In Senate from whence bills may
procee 1 to be fought over and pass"d i
upon in the House.
They may veil go so far as to admit I
that It may prove to be what Is known
as a "talking House," and they almost
gleefully allow that new air Is Stirling i
this vear, and that new blood is being
felt. Hut they piofess to see In this
llou.e a good deal of the limber of
Vermont's future politics. They wel
come the new blood and the new Ideas.
They regard this House us a House of
promise. And they rely upon the rec
ognized ability of many of the new
nieinl" rs and the bieadth anil disinter
estedness of a number of experienced
membcrr. to make the promise of this
House a ptomlse of good.
As yet no particularly strong spirit of
irrested were formally charged with un
lawfully enteiing the Hotel Mexli o anil
assaulting the proprietor.
Consul Cuesta and Powell Roberts wete
released on bonds. The names of the of
ficers of the 1'nltcd States army under
at rest an' withheld.
TAFT AND MARSHALL
SHAKE HANDS AND CHAT
Montpeller, Oct. 2. The two houses of
the General Assembly organized this
morning with promptness and without
trouble. Lieutenant-Governor L. P.
Slack called the Senato to order at tho
constitutional hour of ten o'clock. Homer
L. Skeels of Ludlow was re-elected as
secretary without opiosltlon, and ap
pointed Guy M. Page of Burlington his
i assistant. F. H. Babbitt of Bellows tails
and Col Porter H. Dale of Island Pond
wcie nominated for president pro tein.,
and the former was i lected by a voto
of 13 to I'.
Tho entire Senate answered the roll
(all, but Mr. Babbitt and Colonel Dale
did not vote and one senator was tem
porarily absent.
The Rev. Marccllus W. Farman was
again elected chaplain without opposi
tion. One member of the House, Stone, of
Halifax, was absent when Secretary of
Stnto Guy W. Bailey called tho roll at
the moining session. Jt had been expect
ed that the election in Guildhall would
he contested, but Daniel Kellutu, the
democratic nominee, presented his cre
dentials, propei ly signed, this morning
and was admitted to take the oath.
There was more Interest In the organi
sation of the House, as the vote for
speaker was expected to afford some in-
work nnd the assumption of large In
dividual responsibility. Wo must zeal
ously examine and carefully consider
all proposed legislation, In order that
In so far as In us lies wo may faithful
ly represent and respond to tho safo
and sano demands of genuine public
sentiment. It Is essential that we keep
always In mind tho fact that the qual
ity of our legislative acts, and tho
expedition with which wo perform
them are far more to bo considered
than tho number ot now laws which
wo may enact and add to our alrcadj
too encumbered public statutes.
"I shall endeavor to preside over
your deliberations Impartially and Im
personally, and to strictly enforce,
with your co-operation, such rules ai
you may adopt for the proper govern
ment of tlila parliamentary body. Such
rulings ns I may bo called upon to
make will bo made without any pride
of opinion In them which can In an;
way Interfere with your freest actlor
In tho premises. I am at all times your
servant, appreciative of the honor
have received at your hands, here ti
work for you and with you for the mos
effective advancement of tho welfar
el all the people of the Stnto of Von
niont. I direct your attention to th
business of the session "
BLACK IS ELECTED CLERK
Harry A. Black of Newport nnd v
dlcatlon of the vote for governor In the
afternoon, since the three party caucuses Thomas of Montpeller were the t
last night had made nominations for that I dates for clerk. The democrats
position. j no nomination and Mr. Watson o .-
Charles A. liumley of Northneld was Albans seconded the nomination ot Ml
Boston, Oct. 2. Governor Thomas B.
vii.iKlinll of Indiana. the democratic
candidate for vice-president. shook nominated by Col. F . S. Hillings ot vv oou- macK. ftlr. mack nail .'J.; oi me Zot vine
bands with President Taft to-night stock; C. D. Watson of St. Albans by It. cast nnd Mr. Thomas 33. It was eviden
Just iiefme the banquet of the supreme H. Comings of Bichford. and E. A. Cook that 11 democrats voted for Thomas and
council, Scottish rite Masons, at yhieh of Lyndon by E. P. Jose of Johnson. The the others for Blnck.
both wore guests. President Taft Jolt- total vote was 23S. Mr. Plumley had 169,1 Tho rules and Joint rules of the last
ed with Covet nor Marshall for a few r. D. Watson 40 and E. A. Cook 22. Col. session was temporarily adopted. A
moments on tho wear and tear of cam- . g. Hillings, E. C, Crosby of Brattle-j committee, Mr. Weeks of Mlddlcbur"
palgnlng and then both passed Into h0ro and J. II. Donnelly of Vcrgenncs I and Mr. Miller of Bethel, was appointed
the banquet hall where they stood side wcn appointed .a committee tu escort
by side In the receiving line and shook the speaker-elect to the bar of the House,
hands with the diners. The (,!lth having been administered by
The President spent an active day tn,, .secretary of state, Mr. Plumley a.s-
lu Boston. After motoring Into the city umed the chair and spoke as follows:
from Hoverlv he laid the corner stone sriI-AKj.;U PLFM LEY'S ACCEPTANCE
of the new V. M. C A. building In the '
Back Hav. and attended the Cambridge "I genuinely appreciate this manlfes-
earnlval "across the rharles river. tation of your confidence In me and as-
In CanibUdge he examined the ex- sure you that realising the varied re.spon
hihlts and was presented with a broom slbllitles. the burden of the work which
made in a manual training school for attends the proper discharge of the du
the blind "I hoi'-'." said the do'.ov. ties of the otllce. I am at this moment
that this will make a clean xwecp for fully sensible of my limitations and of
you." The President smiled broadly. the magnitude ot tho task which con-
fronts me.
New York. Oct. 1. Gen. Robert Av- "As representatives of tho people
er'y, Civil War veteran, lawyer anil we have been sent here to legislate for
rlli-,:,,i official, died to-night of heart them. io properiy uieim.h
failuie at the age of 73. ty entails
tremendous amount of
SULZER AND GLYNN ARE
NOMINATED BY DEMOCRATS
Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Fisher of this town.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev
A. A. Lancaster, pastor of tho Congrega
tional Church, Only members of thu
Immedlato families were present. Prof.
and Mrs. Fisher left lmmed atoly for
New York, where they will spend their
honeymoon, after which they will return
to Mldillebuiy, where they will make
their future home. Professor Fisher will
take up his duties at Middlebury Col
lege.
C. W. Pago was beforo Justice
George F. O. Kimball of Vergonnes
Saturd-y and was lined $300 and costs
on u charge of kecninir Intoxicating
liquors with intent to Bell contrary to
law, Stato'g Attorney Tuttlo was 'noro
to prosecuto and James B. Donoway
appeared for the defendant. Within
the past week tho picking of apples
lins begun on a largo scalo In tho up
plo growing section of Addrson coun
ty. Tho crop Is considerably larger
and of bettor nunllty than last yr
and it Ib expected that winter npploi
will run from $2.D0 to J3.no per bar
rel. Mrs. John II, BuriiH ani daugh
ter, Cecllo, have roturiind from Wor
cester, Mass., where they went to nan
thciT son nnd brother, Harry Burns
who Is a student at Holy Cross Col
lego and who was 111 for sovoral days
but now recovered, Thoro wait a
Blight frost In some parts ot Addison
county Friday night, but It wns not
heavy enough to do any damage Aus
tin Russell of East Middlebury "na
returned from Rutland. E. C. riercn
nun roturncd to nurlitigton. Mrs.
Julia AiUu. a former raaldanU Umm re
convention Hall. Syracuse. N. Y.
Oct. 3. William Sulrer, representative
in Congress from New York city, was
nominated for governor early- this
morning by the democratic State con
vention. It was the .seventh time he
has been a candidate for this nom
ination.
Mr. Sulzer was formally
of the postofflco department tho local
postoffi'co will be closed .Sundays. The
lobby will be open and evening col
lections will bo made as hitherto.--Mr,
Denno has moved ills family to
Leicester Junction. James Smith, 1.
S. consul at Genoa, Italy, is at the Ad
Jlson for a few lays. John II Lnvett
of Springfield, Mass., Is In town to
visit his famljy. Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles
Cheney and young daughter havo re
turned from Rutland. Theron S.
Gregory has entered the Pough-
keepsle Business College. Mr. and
Mrs. G. J. Duncan and son. litis-
soil, have gnno to Montreal, Can., for
a week. John Lower nnd daughter
Hazel, havo returned from a week in
Brattleboro.
Tho remains of sirs, Wuvls C, Bell,
who died at her homo n South Boston
Friday, wero brought here on tho mall
train Monday afternoon accompanied by
her daughter, Miss Minnie Bell, and were
taken lor Interment to tho West lenie
tcry besldii tho bodies of her husband and
four illildien, George Bell, John Bell,
Cbnilch Bell and daughter, Cora. This
family lert .Miuuieiiury about 22 years
ngo for Boston, slnco when all except
Miss Minnie Bell havo died In that city,
Lewis C. Bell, the husband and father,
who died last winti r, was a veteran of
thu war nnd a member of Company B,
11th Vermont Infantry volunteers. There
is a vvldepsrend sympathy for Miss Bell,
tho youngest nnd only surviving one Qf
the family, Ilnrry II. Burns, son of Mr,
iContlaued oil uute ZJ
1. 1.. I...u um,e,i
:.'.! Iv.wl It Is likely that when It .-oniesltho choice of the party at 1:05
to the making of laws, party lines will
be pretty generally forgotten, The re
publicans and democrats have had a
good many years In which to come to
gether and understand each other well
enough so that the able men of both
parties work together without any evi- i
dent distinction. Whether any progres
sive members will attempt tin- indivi
dual star role, remains to bo seen.
Most observers agreo that the Legis
lature os nt present constituted Is un
usunl. All agree that Its career will bo
Interesting.
LIBRARIANS IN SESSION.
Mix. I,cnr of Muntpcller Eli-cleil
rrrniili'ii "t Albnns. (
St. Albans, Oct. 2. Tho annual meeting
of the Vermont Library association nnd
tho State board of unrary commissioners
is being held at the Hmiin .Memorial nuiiu
Ing. The llrt session this morning was
a business meeting when the following
olllccrs were elected: President, Miss
Fvclyn H. Lease of Montpeller; vice,
president, Miss Lucy D, Cheney of Rut
land: secretary and treasurer. Miss E. C,
Hills of Lyndonvlllo; second vice-presidents
for counties: Orleans, Essex nnd
Caledonia, Miss Cornelia Fairbanks of
Ht Johnsbury: Frnnklln, Lainolllr, uml
Grand Isle. Miss liertlm C. Jennlson of
Ht Albans: Rutland and Bennington,
Miss Angle Melden of Bennington; Wind
sor and Windham. Mrs. A. D. Chamborlln
of Pomfret; Washington, Orange, Chit-
trnden and Aiiiion, i n"i--n ,niu
son of Newbury and Gcorso D. Hmlth of
BurlHUton.
declare I
after the delegates had spent nearly
four hours In balloting. Tho conven
tion Immediately proceeded to tho se
lection of a candidate for lleutenan
governor. Martin G. Glynn of Albany
was nominate 1 for this office.
Three ballots wero taken for the
gubernatorial nominee. When the
fourth began Sulzer had 19B votes, or
within 31 of the majority required for
nomination. The fourth ballot had
Just started when Deputy Attorney
Guneral Joseph A. Kellogg, who ha 1
placed tho name of Governor Dlx be
fore tho convention, withdraw It and
moved to makn Sulzer's nomination
unanimous. Herman A. Mctz, former
controller of New York city, who had
been polling almost the solid voto of
Kings county, wlthlrow his name.
Then tho IOC delegates from Now York
county, whose votes until this tlmo had
been widely scattered, cast their ballots
solidly for Sulzer and his nomination was
assured. The motion to mako his choice
unanimous was carried with a rush, thu
three delegates from Cayuga county, led
by Thomas M, Osborne, casting thu only
votes in opposition. Cayuga voted threo
for -Martin 11. Glynn.
Mr. Glynn vvas nomlnnted for lieutenant-governor
without opposition and tho
orators of the convention declared that
hu would add almost as much strength
to the ticket as tho cundldato for govcr
nor, fho llrst ballot found the votes widely
caUcred, Governor Dlx leading with
117 and Congressman Sulzer second with
120. On Iho second ballot Slll.er took
i tho lead with HI wul aa county niter
county flocked to his stundard It soon
became apparent that he would bo tho
nominee
In addition lo Governor Dlx and Mr
Melz. George 11. llurd of Buffalo and
.Martin 11. Glynn of Albany were formal
ly placed In nomination. Complimentary
votes wero received also by Justice Vic
tor J. Dow ling of New York, IT. S.
Senator James A. O'Gorman, Stnto
Senator Robert F. Wagner, Wm. B. El
lison, former corporation counsel of
New York city, Justice James W. Ger
ard of New- York and George Gordon
Bnttlo of New York, none of whoso
names were formally placed beforo the
convention.
After nominating Mr. Glynn the con
vention adjourned until 10:00 a. m. when
candidates will be selected for the other
places on the ticket.
Tile slate being considered called for
tho renomlnatlon ot State Engineer John
A. Benzcl, State Comptroller William
Sohmcr, State Treasurer John J. Ken-j
ncdy and Attorney-General Thomas Car
mody. The renomlnatlon of Secretary of
State Edward Lazansky was Mill under
consideration, some doubt existing us to
whether ho would be a candidate. If ho
decided not to accept renomlnatlon, tho
Kings county delegates would bo permit
ted to nanio his successor.
The question of whether ono or two
candidates should bo nominated for as
sociate judges of tho court of appeals was
undecided. Maurlco C. Spratt of Buffalo
was a leading candidate for one of these
places.
Alton B. Parker took tho opportunity
af fouled by his speech this afternoon as
permanent chairman of tho democratic
Stnto convention to answer his critics at
the national convention tn Baltimore. It
was tho first political speech tho former
presidential cundldato has mado rlnco
ho was the storm center of the battle
waged at Baltimore by Win, J. Bryan
against his selection ns temporary chair
man of the gathering. In defending him
self ho also defended tho New York State
delegation which with him was the oh
Jcct of Mr. Byan'a must fervid attacks.
to wait on the Governor and Inform
him that the Houso was ready to rc
ccivo any communication bo might de
sire to make, and reported that the Gov
ernor had no communication to. mako
at this time A message from tho Gov
ernor iniiiudlati ly followed, stating that
he would bo prepared to deliver his re
tiring message whenover tho Joint as
sembly vvas convoned for that purpose.
Mr Miller of Bethel carried out his
announced purposo and presented a res
olution Instructing tho speaker to desig
nate each day somo member or other
person to conduct devotional exorcises
without compensation. Mr. Miller said
ho had no personal feeling In tho mat
tor, but he thought Buch a course would
save expense and prevent delay and
might bo a valuable precedent for fu
ture Legislatures.
Mr. Weeks of Middlebury was opposed
to the exercise of economy In the furnish
ing of spiritual food and to any depar
ture from ancient customs and moved to
tablo tho resolution. Mr. Hapgood of
Peru rose to speak to the question and
was Informed that a motion to table was
not debatable. The resolution was tabled
by n lnrgo majority. Mr. Weeks then
nominated the Rev. A. W. Ford for chap
lain and ho wns unanimously chosen.
Tho Joint canvassing committee on tha
part of tho House was appointed, with
Instructions to meet Immediately after
adjournment nnd the llouso adjourned, to
assemble nt 1:3-1 for the drawing of seats
and to await the 1olnt assembly at 2:1
to receive the report of the canvassing
committee and If they reported nn elec
tion of State officers to proceed Immedi
ately to such election.
The senators drew their seats beforv
the formnl session this morning.
OFFICIAL RECORD OF DAY
SENATE MORNING.
According to tho constitution of
Vermont, Lieutenant-Governor Slacli
called tho Senate to order at 10:05 .i
m. Tho Rev. or. Stanley isiomiieiu o
Montpeller, conJucted dovotlonal ex
erclsos. On roll call of tho secret ir
of the Senate nil senntors were
present.
The on th of office real by
retary of tho Senate.
On the motion of Senator ll.il-- K
Darling of Orange, tho Senate pro
reeded to elect a secretary. Sonata
R. W, MeCuon of Addison presented
the namo of Homer U Skeels of laid
low. No other nominations, Mr
Skeels wns elected,
Senator Barber of Windham pre
sented tho namo of Senator Babbitt of
Wlndlinm as president pro torn.
Senator Blnnehnri of Orleans pre
scnted tho nnmo of Senator Dale f-v
president pro tem.
On ballot Senntor Babbitt
elected. Tola) vote, 27; BuhMM
Dale, 9.
Senator Madison presented tho name
of the He. v. Marcus Farman as chap
lain. No other namo was presenteif
and bo was elected. Secrctaiy siioch
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