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TOT, RUnTiTNOTON FHKK 1'HE8S AND TIM KB! TliUKSDAY, OCTORHR 10. 1M2.
tnx of his violin before ho re-entered j
This next morning Cummins stood
In the door nnri sitUl:
"How wnrm tlio sun Is! The snow
mil Ice are koIuk. .Inn. It's sprint?.
AV1I house the sIciIrph todny nnd
bpRln feeillnf? the tlot?s on fish."
Knell tiny thereafter the sun rose
snrller, the dny wns longer nnd the nlr
rns wnrnier, nnd with the wnrmth
there now ennic the sweet, scents of
Mie hnddlne earth nnd tho myriad
jnnmls of the deep, unseen life of the
forest nwnkenlnK from Its long slum
ber In Its bed of snow.
Tho post fell bnck Into Its old ways.
Now nnd then a visitor enme In from
nit of the forest, hut ho remained for
inly m dny or two, tnkliiR back Into
Xiw solitude with him n few of the
jpressiirles of life. Williams wns busy
jrepnrniff his books for tho coming of
:ho company's chief agent from Iin
Inn, nnd Cummins, who was helping
he factor, had a good denl ot extra
time on his hands.
Ilefore the Inst of the snow wns
;one he nnd .Inn begun dragging In
Vigs for nn addition which they plnn
icd for the little cnbln. Unsklng out
ai I he sun, with a huge benrskln for n
Joor, Mellsse looked upon tho new
borne building with wonderful demon
)t rations of Interest. Cummins' face
flowed with pleasure as she kicked
i nd scrambled on the bearskin and
pave shrill voiced approval of their
.tan was the happiest youth In the
world. It was certain thnt the little
Mellsse, nearly six months old, under
stood whnt they were doing.
As the weather grow warmer and
spring changed Into summer Jnn took
Mellsse upon short excursions with
him into the forests, nnd ho picked
for her great nrmfuls of (lowers
nnd nrctlc ferns. The grave was nev
er without fresh offerings, and the
cabin, with Its new addition complete,
was always filled with the beautiful
things thnt spring up out of the earth.
Jnn nnd Mellsse were happy, nnd in
the joys of these two there wns pleas
ure for the others of the post, as there
had been happiness in tho presence of
the woman. Only upon Cummins had
there settled n deep grief. The
changes of spring nnd summer, bring
ing with them nil thnt this desolnte
world held of warmth nnd beauty, fill
ed him with the excruciating pain of
his great grief, as If the woman had
died but yesterday.
At last, his gnunt frame thinned by
sleepless nights and days of mental
torture, he said that the company's
business was calling him to Churchill,
and early In August he left for the
bay. He left Mellsse In enre of Jan,
and the child seemed to recognize the
When Cummins came bnck from
Fort Churchill in tho autumn he
brought with him a pack full of things
for Mellsse, including new books and
papers, for which he had spent a share
of his season's earnings. As he wns
freeing these treasures from their
wrapping of soft caribou skin, with
Jan and Mellsse both looking on, he
etopped suddenly and glanced from his
knees up at the boy.
"They're wondering over at Church.
Ill what became of the missionnry who
left with the mnll, Jnn. They say ho
was last seen at the Etawney."
"And not here?" replied Jan quickly.
"Not that they know of," said Cum
mins, still keeping his eyes on the
boy. "The man who drove him never
ot back to Churchill. They're won
Sering where the driver went too. A
company officer has gone up to the
Etawney, and It is possible ho may
come over to Lac Bain. I don't believe
he'll find the missionary."
"Neither do I," said Jan quite coolly.
"He is probably dead, and the wolves
and foxes have eaten him before this
or mchby ze feesh!"
Cummins resumed his task of un
packing, and among the books which
he brought forth there were two which
he gave to Jan.
"The supply ship from London came
In while I was at Churchill, and those
fame with it," he explained. "They're
8chooll)ooks. There's going to be n
school at Churchill next winter, and
the winter after thnt it will he at York
factory, down on the Ilnyes." He set
tled back on his heels and looked at
Jan. "It's the first school that hns ever
rome nearer than 400 miles of us.
That's at Prince Albert."
For many succeeding days Jan took
long walks ntane in the forest trails
and silently thrashed out the two prob
lems which Cummins had brought back
from Churchill for him. Should he
warn Jean do (Jravols that a company
officer was investigating the disappear
ancc of the missionary?
At first his impulse wns to go at once
Into Jean's haunts beyond Fond du Lac
and give him tho news, but even If the
officer did come to Post Lac Rnln how
would he know that tho missionary
was at the bottom of the lake and that
Jean do Gravols was accountable for
It? So In the end Jan decided that It
would be folly to stir up the little hunt
er's fears, and he thought no more of
the company's Investigator who had
gone up to the Etawney.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Burely Autumn's in tho air
Cooler breezes blow,
Bummer time, we must declare,
Gave a splendid show,
Still, a change Is, now nnd then,
Welcome to us all;
Bound to think of Christmas when
Leaves begin to fall!
Boon a ruddy, blazing firo
Grateful warmth will bring.
Though they'll cease, that woodland
Wont to gayly sing,
Wo shan't miss their voices much
Theirs and sylvan streams';
Safe we'll bo from Winter's clutch,
Whero the hearthstone gleams.
On tho window panes Jack Frost
Pictures fair will trace,
Naked boughs on blizzards tossed,
Whoro tho wild winds race,
Mulco their moun and all tho hills
liattlo 'gulnst tho storm,
Whllnr a sweet contentment fills
Sheltered wights, and warm!
A FINK FIGURE.
I dearly lovo tho hero
In western plays, you
With his big sombrero
And his cigarette
Question of Absences Brought Up
by Bethel Representative
Record of Day.
Montpoller, Oct, 3. Only routine busi
ness ami but little of that wns transacted
by thn l.eglj-lnturo to-day. The rules of
the lust session were adopted by tho
Ilouso nnd the use of Representatives'
hall was granted to the Daughters of
1812 on tho afternoon of Saturday, Octo
ber 12, for nn observance of the centen
nial of the war meeting held In the old
first Statu House.
Provision wns made for unveiling the
tablet to the memory of the private sol
diers from Vermont next Wednesday,
October 9. It Is understood that Presi
dent Taft will visit Vermont at that tlmo
nnd ho will bo formally Invited to de
liver on address on "Tim Private Soldier
from Vermont In the Civil War."
The question of absences from House
session wns brought up this morning by
Mr. Miller of Bethel. House rule 13 pro
vides that no member shall absent him
self from the sessions unless he has leave
of nlwonre or for certain spccllled rcn
sons, Mr. Miller, who Ih a clergyman,
desired to go awny to attend a funeral
nnd ashed tho Interpretation of thu speak
er ns to the meaning of the words "leave
of absence." It was the opinion of tho
Hicnkcr that the term was Intended to
apply only for the protection of members
In the event of u call ot the House. Ho
would not, he said, feel Justified, with
out the authorization of tho House, In
granting personal leaves. He thought
the whole matter of absences wns one to
be decided by the members themselves,
who knew what they were sent here for
nnd whnt their constituents expected of
them. So far as Mr. Miller's case was
concerned, ho was personally entirely
willing he should absent himself If he
Hapgood of Peru undertook to In
struct the members by Introducing a
resolution sotting forth that It Is the de
sire of this House that all It operations
be conducted on strictly business prin
ciples, with regard solely for tho public
welfare, regardless of prlvato Interests
or party affiliations. The resolution was
passed, ax no ono would care ro go on
record In opposition to such a statement
of principles. In Hnpgood's case the lat
ter part of his resolution hns slight ap
plication. He has flirted with tho pro
gressives during the campaign, accepted
nn election as a regular republican and
at yesterday's Joint assembly voted for
Unrland H. Howe fur governor.
There wns a disposition on the part
of somo of the members to adjourn
Thursday afternoon until next Tuesday,
but the dny passed without any such
action being taken. It was felt by tho
more experienced members that it would
glvo a wrong impression and set a bad
precedent for the I -glslature to ad
journ the first week after only two
days' work even though there might bo
nothing to take up Its time any further.
It Is expected though that adjourn
ment will lie taken Friday morning un
til next Tuesday. R will be Impossible
for any work to be dono until the com
mittees of the House have been ap
pointed and there Is so largo a number
of new members In that body that
Speaker Plumley cannot expect to make
these appointments before next week.
OFFIGAL RECORD OF DAY
Called to order by the president. De
votional exercises by tho Rev. Mr. Shaw
Hy Senator McCuen that the two houses
meet in Joint assembly at 2:15 p. m. to re
ceive tho message of the incoming Gover
At 10:40 a. in. the Senato went into Joint
assembly to receive the message of thu
President Fro Tern. Babbitt was sworn
In by President of the Senato Slack, and
called to tho chair to preside. After a few
words of acceptance, business was re
sumed. JOINT RESOLUTION.
Hy Senator Dale thnt tho bronze tablet
and medallion authorized by Joint resolu
tion of tho General Assembly of 1910 be
unveiled Wednesday, October 9, 19t!, at
:00 p. m. And it being understood that
the President of tho United States Is to
Ws'lt Vermont during that week, resolved
that lie bo Invited to address the Joint
assembly at 3:00 p. m. of said day on
"Tho Common Soldier from Vermont In
tho Civil War." Adopted on the part of
On motion of Senator McCuen, the
Called to order by the president at 2:0C
ADOPTED IN CONCURRENCE.
That tho use of the Houso of Represen
tatives bo granted to tho Daughters of
1S12 on afternoon of Saturduy, October
12. 1912. to observe the centennial anniver
sary of the "war meeting" held In tho
tlrst State Houso October 13, 1812.
At S;15 tho Senato went Into Joint as
Hi rubly to receive tho message of tho in
At 2:33 the Senato returned from the
Senator McCuen moved that o commit
teo he appointed to wait upon Lleutcn-ant-Governor-elcct
Howo and escort him
Tim chair appointed Senators McCuen
mill !IB 11 nftlnmKlB. in W I linnn
- tu, ,(,,, , no u ,.. ..,-w..
I.leuteiinnt-Gnvernor Howe and conduct
him to tho bar. After taking tho oath of
office. T.iiiiiinDn,.ni...Ann iina Ad
dressed tho Senate in a few but well
On motion of Senator Johnson the Ben
ate adjourned at 2:M p. m.
Promptly nt ten o'clock the speaker
called tho House to order, when devO'
tlonal exercises weru conducted by the
Tho Journal of yesterday was read by
That the two Houses meet at 10:40
Thursday morning to hear the message
of tho retiring Governor. Adopted In
That tlio sergeant-at-arms hn directed
to rent at expense of statu, typewriters
for uso of tho feccrctary of the Serte
and clerk of the House. Adopted In con
currence. That tho two houses mert In Joint As
sembly on Thursday, October 3, nt 2:115
o'clock to receive the messnge of tho In
coming flnvernor. Adopted In concur
rence. The speaker announced the following
On Joint rules, Mr. Weeks of Middle
bury, Mr. Hewitt of Plalnfleld nnd Mr.
Cameron of Norton.
On rules, Mr. Ongc of Wcatliersflold,
Mr. Watson of St. Albans city and Mr.
Hillings of Woodstock.
Thn following resolution was intro
duced by the gentleman from Pern:
"Thnt It Is tho desire of the Houso thnt
nil of Its operations be conducted upon
strictly business principles, having In
view solely the public weal, utterly
regardless of conflicting prlvato Inter
ests nnd party affiliations." Adopted,
by Mr. Callahan of Mnntpeller grnntlng
the use of the hnll of tho Houso of Rep
resentatives to the Society of the Daugh
ters of 1SVJ, on tho afternoon of Satur
day, October 12. to observe the centennial
anniversary of the "war meeting" held
In the first Stnto house, October 13, 1M2.
On motion of Senator Dale, a commit
tee consisting of Senators Halo and
Chaffee and Representatives Hewlett of
Rutland city. Clark of Oroton nnd
Vaughn of Rnndolph was appointed to
wait on the Governor nnd Inform 1dm
thnt the nssemhty wns ready to receive
any communication he may he pleased
Tho Governor was escorted to the
chamber nnd delivered Ids message.
On motion of Mr. Ward of Danville tho
House at 12:0G adjourned.
Mr. Gage of Wenthcrsfleld for the com
mittee of rules presented its report, tho
rules being thoe of the last House. Tin
report ot the committee that tho rules
be adopted was voted.
"That tho bronze tablet and medallion
authorized by Joint resolution of the
General Assembly of 1910, to comnien
otnte the fortitude of the private soldier
from Vermont in the Civil War, be un
veiled on Wednesday, October 9,
i'A2, at two o'clock and 30 minutes
In the afternoon." And It being under
stood that the President of the United
States Is to visit Vermont during Hint
week, resolved that he bo Invited to ad
dress the joint assembly nt three o'clock
In the afternoon of said day on "Tho
Common Soldier from Vermont in the
Civil War." Adopted In concurrence on
the part of the House.
At two o'clock and 1.1 minutes the two
houses mrt to hear tho inaugural mes
snge of the Incoming executive. Senator
HIancliard of Windsor moved that a
committee consisting of two senators
and three representatives be appointed
to escort the governor-elect to tho
A committee composed of Senator
lilanchnrd of Windsor, Senator McCuen
of Addl-on and Representatives Gage of
Weiitberslleld, Orvis of Manchester and
McDonald of Ilurko was appointed nnd
escorted Governor-elect Fletcher to the
bar of the House, where he received the
oath of off ten from Chief Justice John
W. Rowel) of Randolph. Tho oath be
ing subscribed to Governor Fletcher
mounted the rostrum, where he was in
troduced by Lt.-Gov. Slack and received
with hearty and continued applause;
following camu the brief inaugural ad
dress by tho Governor, which was warm
The committee to canvass tho vote for
county officers and justices was an
nounced by the speaker.
On motion of Mr. Cnmeron of Norton,
tho Ilouso nt 2:5C o'clock adjourned until
Friday morning nt ten o'clock.
MESSAGE OF CHEER
Representative Brings It from
National Headquarters Taft
Clubs to Be Formed.
Montpoller. Oct. 4. T. M. Jnnils nn. ren.
resenting the National Republican league
which has headquarters in Now York.
Is In this city for tho purpose of con-
lerring with tho Sttito republican com
mittee relative to the
Taft clubs throughout Vermont.
Mr. Jamison will bo lolnod bre h
Col, George K. Wright of New York
nnd they will start at once the organiza
tion of clubs in every city and town In
the State. Headquarters will be opened
hero by thn Stato eommltteo and a
vigorous campaign will be begun,
To a reporter nf the Free Press, Mr.
Jamison said; "Colonel Wright nnd I nro
here to co-operato with Mr. Williams.
cnoirman of your Stnto committee, In
the thorough organization nf the
llcans of Vermont. I bring Vermont a
message from national headquarters of
exceeding good cheer. It Is this; Reports
received rrom every Fectlon of tho conn
try offer convincing proofs and assur
ances of President Taft's re-election.
Mr. Roosevelt's cumn.ilirn In thn vt
did not add any strength to the Bull
Moose candidate, nnd his trip in the
South and Southeast was Just what was
to bo expected, n dismal failure.
our organization work in thn next
three weeks will nttest the fact that
Vermont Is only slightly disturbed by
Mr. Roosevelt's candidacy."
SPIRITED CAMPAIGN PLANNED.
Montpeller, Oct. 4,-The republican
Btato committee has opened headquar
ters in thn Ilnardinan Imnvn u..
street in charge of Judge Erwln M. Har-
vey or Montpeller. F. C. Williams, chair
man of the Statu committee, and J.
L. Lewis, national committeeman, will
make their headquarters there most of
tho time. A spirited campaign Is to be
conducted In Vermont from now until
the November election.
K. A, Gerry, 2D riellevuo street, Lowell,
Mass., express messenger for American
Express company, says: "The constant
Joltlntx on trains Is very hard on the kid
neys, ns all railroad men know. 1 suf.
fered a. kidney breakdown which did not
mend under the most skillful treatment.
I had n dull pain over my hp.s and back
no severo t times I could hardly work,
I started vislnir Foley Kidney Pills and
rlnht hero I ay that them la nothing
equals them for prompt nnd lasting relief.
I nrn glad to say thnt now I am n strong,
well man nnd recommend Foley Kidney
1111s. J. W. O'Sulllvan, 24 Church street.
Standing Committees Must Be
Named before Real Work
Can Be Done.
Montpeller, Oct, 4. There wan tho usual
and expected exodus from tho Stato
Hotwc and the city to-day and Montpel
ler this evening wears "a deserted aspect.
The few members remaining In town, bo
cnuso they live too far awny to go homo
(onvenlcntly, wander nhotit itlseonsolnto
ly. They have seen all thu sights of tho
capital, mere is nowiwg io occupy tllelr
attention, nnd there are so few of them
here that they cannot materially extend
Governor Fletcher ami his family went
home to Cavendish this afternoon and
are not expected to return till Tuesday
morning. Lieutenant-Governor Howe,
with Senators liatchcldor and Darling,
motored to Ilennlngtoii this afternoon and
will return Monday evening.
Only minor and formal matters can be
acted upon until the committees'' of the
House and Senate are appointed, it Is
ixpected that these will bo announced
on the convening of the houses Tuesday
morning. The serif ctlon of committees U
a moio difficult Job than usual this year.
In both House nnd Senate.
In the upper chamber there ate so
many men of experience and recognized
iiblllty that It Is not easy to find places
for all commensurate with the considera
tion they ought to receive. The commit
tee to select these committees Is com
posed of Frank E, Howe, the lieutenant
governor. F. It. Habbllt, president pro
totn., and N. K. Chaffee of Rutland, They
have already held one or two cotitcr
ences on the mutter and will not act hast
ily In making their selections. Speaker
Plumley will wrestle with the same
preblcm at his home In Nortlilleld. There
arc so few experienced members 111 tlv
House and so many comparatively un
known men, that it Is hard to know Into
what committee places n given member
will best fit, where he can be placed for
his own satisfaction and for thu best
work he may be capable of doing.
LITTLE WORK NEXT WEEK.
The visit of President Taft next
week will break Into the work of the
Legislature and little business can be
expectej to be dono until the week
following. If tho committees nro an
nounced on Tuesday, It will take more
than one day for the members to get
Into touch with their associates. Tho
ceremony of presenting the tablet
commemorative of tne private sol
dier on Wednesday, with addresses bi
ll. 11. Amey, ex-Governor Mead, Miss
Strohe, F. W. McGettrlck of Hoston
nnd tho President will consume qo
much time thnt nn business can bp
dono that day. and It will not be pos
sible to accomplish much on Thursday
and Friday, as somi- of the members
always commence going nome Thurs-
Mr. Hapgood appeared with another
resolution this morning. Ho had trle,i
to get some other member to introduce
It yesterday but fallej, and so pre
sented it himself. The resolution calls
attention of the committee on rules
to an nllejftvl desire for the adoption
of some plan whereby hasty and 111
considered legislation may lie prevent
ed. Mr. Hapgood spoke at somo length
in support of his resolution, and hud
only ono supporter when tho vote was
taken, but ns no ono voted In the nou-
ntlve tlie resolution was adopted, lie
then passed about among the report
ers typewritten copies of tho resolu
tion to which he had appended .some
additional matter that the reporters
might understand what was his pur
pose in offering it and his plan under
Governor I'leti lier will not announce
his staff appointments until next
Thursday, as it is Jeslre.l that the
staff of Govornor Meal hold over in
order to participate. In the ceremony
of unveiling the tablet to the commit
soldier on Wednesdny.
Tho two most prominent candidate.
for tho position of secretary of civil
nnd military affairs are Warner A.
Graham of Hollows Falls and J. v
Snult of Ludlow, The Impression
about the capltol seems to be that Mr.
Graham has a shado tho better chance.
House Chaplain Ford tlnds that the
Free Press hns not place 1 his salarv
high enough. In addition to the chap
laincy of the House at $4 per day, nc
Is chaplain of the State prison nnd of
the grnnd lodge of Odd Fellows.
In the executive chnniber in a re
cently hung portrait of Governor Mead
Thn general trend of comment upon
this unllkeness indicates thnt t:ie
artist missed his calling. A great
quantity of red paint lavished upon
tho Governor's face gives his plcturs
tho complexion of a retired boer mer
chant. Mrs. Mead was overboard to
remark that the frame was "very
OFFICIAL RECORD OF DAY
Cnlled to order by President Howe of
tho Senate. Devotional exercises by the
Rev. J. Edward Wright of Montpeller.
Hy Senator Sherwin that auditor of ac
counts draw order on Stato treusuier for
services of A. R. Kills, Senate reporter,
until successor is nppolnted. Adopted on
part of tho Senate.
Hy Senator Dnle of Essex, that, whereas
the President of tho United Stntes ling
signified his InnbtlltS- to accept the invi
tatlon extended by tho Legislature to nd
dress tho Joint assembly on Wednesdny
afternoon, October 9, 1912, therefore, re
solved that ho be Invited to address Joint
assembly at ten o'clock on thu forenoon
of Wednesday, Octobor 9, 1912. upon the
subject, "The Common Soldier from Ver
mont in thn Civil War." Adopted.
Ry Senator Habbltt that the two Houses
meet in Joint assembly on Wednesday,
October 9, 1912, nt ten o'clock in forenoon
to listen to nn nddress by the President
of tho United States upon "Tho Common
Soldier from Vermont In tho Civil War."
Adopted on the part of tlio Senate.
nv Senator Elliott of Windsor thnt when
tho Houso and Bennto adjourn to. day it
bo to meet at ten o'clock In tho forenoon
of Tuesday. October S. Adopted on the
part of the Senate.
On motion Senator Dabbltt, the Senate
ndjovrned until I0:ro n. m. Tuesday, Oc
House cnlled to order nt 10:03 o'clock,
when devotional exercises were con
ducted by thn chaplain. Journal of yes
terday read nnd npproved,
H.v Mr. Hapgood of Peru "that wo
would cnll nttenttnn to the committee
on rules to the devlBlng of somo plan
whereby tho hasty nnd Ill-considered
passage of laws may bo prevented.". Mr.
Hapgood supported his resolution In a.
somewhat extended speech and the res
olution was ndopted by his lonely vote.
Thai, whereas thn President of tho
t'nlted States has signified his Inability
to accept tho Invitation extended by this
Legislature In address tho Joint assem
bly on Wednesday, October 9, 1912, nt
thrte o'clock In tho afternoon, therefore
resolved flint he bo Invited to address
tho Joint nsembly nt ten o'clock In tho
forenoon of Wednesday, October 9, 1912,
upon tho subject of "Tho Common Sol
dler from Vermont In the Civil War."
Relating to the pay of the reporter of
That the two houses meet in Joint as
sembly on Wednesdny, October 9, 1912,
at ten o'clock In thn forenoon, to listen
to an address by the President of tho
Culled States upon "Tho Common Sol
dier from Vermont In the Civil Wnr."
That wnen the two Houses adjourn
this morning, It be to meet again on
Tuesday morning, October at ton
On motion of Mr. Hillings of Wood
stock tho House, at. 10;.vs o'clock ad
journed, CONVICTS LYNCH
Overpower Guards but Make No
Attempt to Escape after Ending-
Cheyenne. Vyo Oct 3. I Yank Wig
fall, a negro, who assaulted Mrs. Julia
Hiaglns 71 yeais old, at Rnwllns on
Monday night, was hnched yesterday by
com Ids In the P.awllns State peniten
tiary, where he had been tinnsferrcd for
safe keeping from the county Jail.
The penitentiary lynching, one of the
most remarkable In the history of the
West, followed the failure of ii mob of
several hundred persons to get posses
sion of tin- man before ilavllght yester
day. Wlgfall who fi,.,i into the hills near
Cheiokie ufi,.r assaulting Mrs. Hlgglns,
wns captuied by posses last night near
Fort Steele and taken back to Rawlins.
Aic-ry citizens, carrying lopes and shot
guns Immediately gathered about the
Jail. They became so threatening that
the prisoner was taken to the State peni
tentiary In the same town.
At daylight, the &1 convicts In the
penltentliry learned of Wlgfall's pres
ence. At S;30 yesterday morning, while
they weio being niai chert to th- broom
factory, the prisoners suddenly leaped
upon the guards nnd the turnkey, over
powered them, and secured the keys.
Getting a rope from the turnkey's of
flco they rushed to the negro's cell.
They looped one end of the rope about
Wlufalt's neck and fastened the other
end to a railing .',0 feet above the main
floor of the prison rotunda.
Cursing, their yells mingling with the
pleadings of the negro for mercy, the
convicts seized Wlefall and hurled him
over the railing Into the rotunda. He
fell twenty-three feet and his neck was
A remarkable scene followed. Satis
fled that their victim was dead, the
prisoners made no effort to escape. In
stead, without a word, they reformed
their lines and waited, ready to march
to their dally taslA. Then additional
guards rushed to the cell floor and or
dered the convicts to their cells Instead
of sending them to work.
Wigfall's crime was most brutal. H-?
appeared at tho Hlgglns home, nnd
(lulling only the ngel Mrs. Hlgglns
there, demanded admittance. T'la
woman refuse 1 to open tho door. Se
curing an axe, the negro chopped tho
Hour down and rushed Into tho house.
Despite her age, Mrs. Hlgglns fought
him desperately before sho was over
Tbn crime wns dlMCnvere.1 liv nolrrh.
bors, who found Mis. Higgins uncon
scious. So was taken to a hospital,
and after recovering consciousness,
gave a good description of ,ier assail
ant. Sho is Htlll In a critical con.ll
tlon. Wlgfall escaped Into tho hills.
but wau elnsnlv tttlrHilerl hv nncuns
Worn out by a chase lasting 3d hours,
no was easily captured when loratcd.
Wtgfnll had served two torma for
similar crimes, hnvlng been reteasoJ
Has 14 Chapters with 280 Mem.
bers Total Enrollment in
State Is 1,550.
Rutland, Oct. 3. The busmnss of
the 38th annual convention of the Ver
mont Woman's Christian Temperance
union was ttken up this morning at
ten o'clock at the Methodist Church
after a preliminary session last even
ing and a prayer mooting nt 8:30
o'clock this tnornlnK. This la the fifth
time that tho convention hns been hell
In this city, too Stato boiy being or
Kanlzed here In 1875 and the annual
sessions of 1111, 1 895 and 1902 being
In Rutland. Only about CO delogatns
responded to the oponlnR roll cnll but
others camo on thn afternoon trains.
Tho reports of State officers wero
the most Interesting features of the
morning sosbioii. Mrs. E. Meud Denny
of Montpeller stated that 1980.93 waa
xpended In the Interest of tumporanra
work In the Stato during toe last 12
months. At tho closo of the year pre,
vlnus there was $1,23 on hanJ an J
I99b.II wus received during the year,
NEGRO IN PRISON
Other assets of the W. C. T. P. In Ver
mont Includo the Aaron Sltlnnor leg
acy of $1,000 and tho Mnrtha French
lcgncy of $300, which nro at Interest.
The totnl membership in tho Stnte,
according to Mrs. M. L. Pearson of
Orlenns, corresponding sccretnry, Is
I.CiiO. There nro S9 brnncheH In Ver
mont, nil tho counties except Essox
nnd Grand Isle being organized, Or
leans is the bnnnor county with 14
chnpters having an enrollment of 2S0
members. In Rutland county thoro
are 11 branches having about 200
members. The biggest gain for tho
year, 20 members, was mn.lc by Rut
Tho president, Mrs. Grntliv E. David
son of Nnwfnlic, wan m tho chair to
day. Sho used as tho keynote of h"r
address "Go Forward and Keep Stop."
Sho said that In order to do this It
was necessary to tnlk and that tho
best slogan to use wns, "In tho name
of God No Compromise."
The program for the afternoon ses
sion Included a inemortnl Borvico for
tho 24 members who have died clneo
tho last convention. This ovcnlnf
thoro was an nddress by Mrs. Kat.i
nrmo Lent Stevenson of Itoston nnd
brief remnrks from Mrs. Lain E. Wal
ker, W, C. T. P. medal contest super
intendent in New York Stnte. Mrs. E
Mead Denny of Montpeller spoko on
the topic, "How to Help."
LIBRARIANS END MEETING.
(octal Feature Mark Second Dnj- nt
Contention at St. Allinnx.
St. Albans, Oct. 3. The second day of
thn State Librarians' association was
taken up by a program of the Vermont
library commission, which Is composed
Of Dr. Guy Potter Ronton of Durllngton,
Mrs. C. M. Wlnslow of Brandon, Edward
M. Godord ot Montpeller, Miss Fannie
H. Fletcher of Proctorsvlllo and Miss C
1' Clement of Rutland.
The session to-day began at 9:30 o'clock
with on address by Mrs. A. P. Hiker of
Rutland on "One of Vermont's Special
Collections," featuring tho Raxtcr li
brary in Rutland. This paper was fol
lowed by a discussion of tho subject,
What Women's Clubs Can Do for LI
brarles." Papers on "Nature Study and
the Library" were given by Miss Dertha
C. Jenneson of this ety, nnd Miss Ruth
M. Kidder of Rurllngton.
A committee composed of Mrs. Win-
slow, Miss Alice L. Eaton and Miss Lucy
D. Cheney presented resolutions thank
ing St. Albans people for their hospital
ity, especially the trustees of the library,
entertainment committee, Roy Scouts, A.
R. Hnrlbut Post and the Autonoe club.
Following the morning session the vis!
tors were entertained at luncheon nt the
ColonM inn nt 1:30 o'clock, and in the
fternnon were guests nt tea of Mrs.
Edward CurtN Smith at her home
RUTLAND COUNTY COURT.
Rutland, Oct. 3. A negligence suit
In which John W. Rlanchard of this
city sues the Rutland Railway, Light
& Power company to recover $.r,000
damages for Injuries received in a
collision between the defendant's ex
press enr nnd tho passenger enr near
Castleton corners on May 2, 1912, was
placed on trial this itfternoon In Rut
land county court.
CHITTENDEN CASES NEXT.
Six Attorney Admitted tn Prnetlce
before the Supreme Court.
Montpeller, Oct. I. There was no ses
sion of supreme court to-day. Tuesday
the second week's assignment of cases
will be taken up, those from Orleans,
Franklin, Rutland and Chittenden coun
ties. None of the cases Is Important ex
cept the five In Chittenden for criminal
i.iuse.--. The respondents are L. N. Nel
berg, charged with adultery: Joseph Ploof,
charged with assault with Intent to kill;
Sidney Snyder, adultery; Hattle Cushlng
alias Hattlo Machla, adultery, and Ar
thur Rlythe, charged with having burg-
lar'.s tools In his possession with1 Intent
Yesterday tho following men were ad
mitted to practice, Clerk U C. Moody ad
ministering the oath: James Campbell,
St. Johnsbury; Dean Lafountaln, Morris-
town; Sumner E. Darling, Rurlington;
Harry .1. Rustedt, RIchford;C. B. Hughes
and Harry R. Chase, Rrattleboro.
LIEUTENANT BARNES TO
RETURN TO HIS REGIMENT
St. Albans, Oct. 4. Lieut. John R
Rar'nes. Cth Inf., U. S. A., who Is on
duty In Vermont as Inspector-Instruc
tor with tho National Guard, Is to be
relieved October 1.1, when he will re
turn to his regiment at Plattsburgh
barracks. Ho Is being relieved because
tho length of time permitted him on
detached service has expired. Hin
work In Vermont has been very sat
isfactory and his departure Is slncer?
Sorgeont John C. CoJy, 1st Inf., U. C.
A who hns been on duty hero for
three years as an Instructor, will b
relieved soon. Sergeant Ezra P. Rlf-
He. of tho 3rd Inf., U. S. A., has been
detached to relieve Sergeant Cody.
A PIONEER WEDDING.
Dance on a Puncheon Floor Fonst of
Corn Pone and Whisker,
Pioneer weddings were seldom or never
prlvato affairs. The entire settlement
waa Invited and uniformly accepted the
Invitation. To neglect to send an Invita
tion was to give offence, while to refuse
to accept nn Invitation waa an Insult.
All sorts of merrymaking and diversion
took place during the duy. Shooting
matches were quite common. There were
foot races, wrostllng matches and other
nthletlo sports. At night a dance was
held, in which every ono took part.
Many ot tho dancers wore barefooted,
while thn ballroom floor was composed
of split puncheon, from which tho splin
ters had not always been removed. Tho
Miles of the feet, however, of most of
tho pioneers were covered with a coating
Impenetrable ns a coat of armor, which
bade defiance to any fair-sized splinter.
Indeed, one old pioneer says that a real
ly merry daneo always resulted In
smoothing ft puncheon floor.
Tho wedding feast was worthy of tho
name. The cake won frequently corn
pone, whllo the drink was whiskey, clear
as mountain dew, unadulterated by rec
tifiers and untaxed by government. The
whiskey was usually Imported for the
occasion from lloon's Lick, Old Frank
lin, Iloonvllle, St. Louis, or from Ken
tucky or Tennessee. There wero venison
steaks and roasts, wild turkey and honey
from tho bee trees, Kansas City Star.
A, M. Mason, a farmer living near Ca
naan. Me., suys: "Foley Kidney Pills
have entirely cured me of sciatic rheu
matism caused by uric acid In my blood.
It has also removed numerous black
specks that were continually before my
eyes. I am only too glad to say a good
word for Foley Kidney Pills." J. W,
O'Sulllvan, 24 Church etreat.
PARLOR CARS ARE
Eight Persons Lose Their Lives
in Wreck on the New
ENGINE JUMPED CROSSOVER
Wreckage Takes Fire and Adds
to the Horror of the Scene
Many Passengers amongB
Westport, Conn., Oct. 3. Eight persons,
flvo of them women passengers In a par
lor car, lost their lives and many persona
were injured in a railroad wreck horo
The Sprlngllcld express (train No. S3)
second section, running from Hartford to
New York over tho New York, New Ha
ven & Hartford railroad, was the train
wrecked. The engine, driven at high
speed, failed to take a crossover from on
track to another Just west of this sta
tion. Tho train went Into the ditch along!ld
the tracks, mid the four parlor cars whlct
followed tho mall and baggage cars were
completely demolished. Tbc wreckage
tcok lire, adding to tho horror of tho
Tho dead are:
Mm. E. P, Gavlt, daughter of Anthony
N. Brady of Albany, N. Y.
Miss Mary Hamilton. Mrs. C. S. Ran
som, Mrs. James C. Brady, sister,
daughters of Andrew Hamilton of Al
bany, N. T.
Ono unidentified woman.
Mnrk Wheeler, mall clerk, who died
at tho hospital.
George L Clarke, engineer.
Joseph J. Mokcr, fireman.
The four women first mentioned had
been members of a party of friends
who had attended the funeral of Pat
rick Gnrvan at Hartford this after
noon. He recently died abroad, and
on n special car many friends from
New York and elsewhere had gone to
Hartford earlier in tho day.
After thn express had been wrecked,
great fear was entertained that the spo
clnl car had been attached to this seo
ond section at Hnrtford. It wa not un
til a late hour flint it was definitely
determined that members of the fun
eral party separated at Hartford, and
James C. Rrady and somo relatives
took the Springfield express. As the
first section had only day coaches th'
second section was taken. It was n
until W. F. Rrady, another son of At
thony N. Rrady, had gone to the lltt
unrtertaktr's room here to which tt
bodies had been removed that those .
Mrs. Brady, Mrs. Tucker nnd Mr
Gavlt were definitely Identified.
The wreck was unllko that' on t.
Fairfield viaduct six miles ca.t of her
on July 11. last year, when the Fedora
expres-s went off tho embankment aft
er the engine had failed to make til
crossover nt high speed.
The injured Include:
Elliott Harrison of Aiken, S. C , le;
Mrs. O. L. Nndo of Indianapolis, lnd
severo body injuries
R. Price of Warehouse Point, Com
leg nnd nrm broken, injuries to head.
James Brady, Albany, N. Y., shock.
Edward Boggln of Worcester, Masr
ruts and bruises.
Samuel B. Cleaver of Brooklyn, N. I
cuts and bruises.
W. G. Franklin, Boston, Injuries about
body and to head.
K. J. Brldgette, of Wellesloy, Mass
chest crushed and head Injured.
William Webber of New Haven, Conn.
Cnrl Tucker, New York.
Mrs. Sloano of Now York and Jamew
Tho latter four ore suffering from cuts
and bruises. All of these are at Nor
The bag-gage car next following com
pletely catapulted the engine but a
baggageman and a newsboy in It es
caped with their lives. The four chair
cars next following were overturned
and instantly took fire. The three day
coaches, although derailed, remained
upright. To add to the distress tha
wreck carried down tho poles carrying
wires alongside ot the tracks and de
lay ensued before outside assistanci
could be secured.
As soon as possible tha South Nor-
walk fire department responded and at
once began working on the burning
cars. Meanwhile darkness had settled
down upon the wreck, surgeons ha4
been called from tho cities of Nor
walk. South Norwalk. Bridgeport and
New Haven and a special train order
ed made up at Stamford to take awar
those passengers who wero able tt
proceed. Tho work of rescue of the
injured passengers could be prose
cuted but very slowly and for several
hours Are burned In the wreckage.
STATEMKNT OF TUB OFFICIAOiB.
New Haven, Conn., Oct. S. The New
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
company gave out a statement concern
ing the wreck late to-night, pointing out
that Engineer Clark was one of tho otc
timers in the road's service.
"Tho first section of tho train, a few
minutes ahead of the second," says the
statement, "took this crossover all right
Second section took the crossover at high
speed In fplto of tho fact thnt home sig
nal was at danger, or In stop position,'
Tho statement says that all five of th(
women killed were passengers In tho first
"Tho engine, tender, baggage car, mall,
four parlor cars and tne coach wero de
railed, engine going down tho bank," th(
statement continues: "Baggage car went
by the engine, the mall and one parloi
car followed and wero on top of the en
gine. Balance of tho derailed cars we
partially tipped over. The mall and threi
parlor cars caught fire, the fourth par
lor rnr was scorched on tho end.
"All passengers got out. except those ll
tho first parlor car."
Thero was no explosion of tho engino,
The Interstate commerce commission hai
been notified of the accident.
C. C. Kllwcll of tho Connecticut publlo
titllltltles commission, who was In Ncvr
Haven, General Superintendent Pollock
and Superintendent Woodward, all three
promptly left New Hnven for the seen
of tho wreck and will Investigate thn
cause, which will bo announced later.
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