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VOL. LXXXVII. NEW SEMES VOL. LIX.
liUHMNUTON. VT.. THURSDAY. (HTOMKIt 17. l!)1i.
NITMRER J 6.
RED SOX CHAMPIONS
OF BASEBALL WORLD
Giants Defeated in Tenth Inning
Bitterly Fought Game by a Score
of 3 to 2.
GARDNER BRINGS IN LAST
RUN WITH SACRIFICE FLY
Pinch Hitters Twice Put
McGraw's Team Mathewson Wavers Tow
ard the End and Muff in Outfield Paves
the Way to His Undoing.
GREATEST RECEIPTS ON RECORD.
Total paid attendance for the series of eight games. . . 2;V2,037
Total receipls sf;490,8:W.(H)
Each chili's share 147.02S.Sf)
National commission's share 4!),08:J.:0
Total players' share derived from the first four frames
Of this amount Boston players, as winners, shared (!0
per cent., or 88.54:1.01
The New York players, as losers, shared 59,028.09
Each Red Sox player, of whom 22 were eligible, re
Each Giant player, of whom 2.1 were eligible, received 2,500.40
The fi cures in every case are greater than those for anv
previous world series.
Morton, Oct. 1C The Hoston Red Sov,
jxMinnnt winners of the American League,
nre the -world's champions of 1911. De
feating the New York Nationals to-day
hy a score of 3 to 2 In 10 Innings of a
bitterly fought struggle, the Hed Sox
capture-d their fourth victory of the world
M-rles and carried off the premier honors
The (Hants won three names of the
series, that were played before more than
h quarter of a million people, anil one
vont est was a tie. The total receipts for
tin' eight games wf-re $4!1,SM and each
Red Fox player received $4,021, while the
Giant players each came In for t2,i'C6.
It was a game of excitement anil chang
ing emotions for the lT.Ooj spectators who
wen' to Fenway I'nrk to see these two
teams, who had struggled valiantly for
seven games with honors even, meet for
the deciding contest. Never was a hall
prame more tightly waged and It was not
until twilight had fallen upon the 10th
inning that the Red Stockinged Terkos
flashed over the plate with the winning
Nine innings of a pitching duel bei-
tween the master boxman of the Giants,
Christy Mathewson, md the stripling
Hedlent and "Smoky Joe" Wood for tho
Hed Sox, found the two contenders for
championship honors with a tally each.
Into the 10th inning tho contest went,
unci the Oiants chilled the hope3 of the
Boston crowd by scoring a run on a
double into the bleachers by Murray
Jlnil a hit by Merkle ro center which
Speaker juggled. Hundreds of fans dis
consolately left the grounds. Dngle led
off for the Hed Sox In the last half
of the tenth. Ho had gone to the bat
for Joe Wood and there, was a groan when
the Red Sox pinch hitter sent a tower
ing fly to left center. Snodgrass moved
over toward the bleacher seats and wait
ed for the ball to drop. Ho muffed It
and before the ball was recovered En
gle was on second base. No ono out and
a man on second for the Hed 8ox and
tho crowd was In a frenzy of Joy,
Hooper tried to sacrifice but Math
ewson foiled him and the best the rted
Box gardener could do was a fly to
Snodgrass. The (Slant pitcher tried
to work the corners of the plato for
Yerkes but the Boston middle sacker
waited him out an I walked on four
balls. 'With Engle on seconl and
Yerkes on first, Trls Speaker come
up. Tho crowd was now yelling to n
man. The first ball was a curve and
Speaker popped up a high foul which
Movers, Me-ikle and .Mathewson went
after, but it fell to the ground among
them. New York's last chance to atop
the Rontons passed with tne falluro
to get that foul ball. Mathewson
iitnrtcd a high fast ono and Speaker
inct It fairly. On a lino over Doyle's
liead tho ball was driven nni Engla
rushed home with tho tying run. On
the throw-In Yerkes went to third an 1
Speaker to second.
BASES FILLED PURPOSELY.
The New York infield drew In and
Lewis was purposely passed oo that
a runner could be forced at the plnte
on nn Infield groun.lor, Then came,
the finish. Oardner with three balls
find one strike on him smashed a long
fly to Dovore. Verkes set himself at
thirl and dashed for home when the
ball dropped In Dovore's hands,
The Indian, Meyers, crouched at the
plato to take the throw from Devore who
whipped the ball homeward, On camo
the flying Yerkes; on came tho hall,
Mathewson saw the throw was wide,
threw up his hands and Meyers turned
away without trying for the ball, Yerkes
had already plunged and slid over tho
plato in a cloud of du.st with the run that
won the world's championship for tho
Tho crowd fairly screamed in a delirium
of Joy. Men threw their hats in tho air
and cheered until they could cheer no
more. Hundreds rushed up on tho field
and gathering about the Ited Sox bench
applauded the winning players. Mathew
son buried himself in his great coat and
walked from tho field. Scores followed
tho pitcher congratulating him upon Ma
work In tho box. Manager Mj-Oraw
towed his way through the throiur tp tUa
Boston on a Par with
Red Sox club hoti.se beneath the stand
where he congratulated the Ited Sox.
"I can't say that I'm gl id. Jake, but
one of the teams had to win; It was to
be the Ited Sox, and eongratuHtlons are
in order." said .M-inager McOraw ad
dressing Manager Jake Stahl.
A spectator addressed an Insulting re
mark to McOraw as he walked across
the diamond and blows were passed but
no damage done.
ANALYSIS OK PITCHING.
Mathewson and Hedlent were called
upon to pitch the deciding game and the
veteran outpttched his younger rival
by a shade. Fledlent was taken from the
box to allow Ilenrlksen to bat for him
in the seventh. Joe '-'ood went to the
mound after Hedlent and as the score
was a tie at the time, "Smoky Joe" gets
the credit for the game, his third victory
in the series.
Mathew.son pitched 124 balls to tlm bat
ters In the 10 Innings. He threw only 97
balls In the first nine Innings, the small
est number of balls pitched In nine In
nings by nny twiiler during the series.
Mathewson passed five Hoston men to
day, after having pitched 20 Innings in
the scries without a pass. He struck out
four Hoston battels, none after the
Hedlent threw Mi balls to New York
batsmen In the seven Innings, In which
he pitched, while Wood tossed .11 balls
in three Innings.
The total paid attendance at to-day's
game was 17,0'U, while tho total receipts
were .,W0, of which each club received
$13,"jr and the national commission 3,050.
HALF THE USUAL CROWD.
The weather was cold with a north
west wind blowing when tho game began.
It was announced that Mathewson would
pitch for New York and Hedlent for Hos
ton. "Silk" O'Loughton was the umpire
behind tho plate and Hlgler officiated on
the bases. Umpire Klem took right Held
and Evans left Held. Tho attendance was
the j-mallest of the series, there being
only about half the crowd that saw tho
other four games at Kenway Hark.
Devore opened the first Inning for New
York and got a ball. The second pitch
was a strike, the third a ball, and the
fourth was the second strike. The llfth
ball was fouled oft and another pitch was
called a ball. Then the tally standing 3
and 2, Devore sent an easy grounder to
Wagner and was tossed out at first. The
crowd cheered. With the first batter ills
posed of Hedlent and his teammatcH gain
ed conlldence. Doyle was also 3 and
when he nt a lazy grounder to Wagner
and also was out at first. Nearly all tho
Red Sox fans had been provided with
tattles and they mndo good use of them
when the home team had the New orka
two down with no runners on tho paths
Snodgrusa drew a base on ballo and then
attempted to steal second. Cady's throw
was a good one, but Wagner muffed it
and tho Giant centerflelder was safe. He
was left on second, however, when Mur
ray grounded out, Gardner to Stahl.
GHOANS AS LEWIS TANS.
Hedlent hnd pitched a good Inning and
the Boston rooters cheered as tho Hed
Sox came to bat. Hooper bunted tho
first ball Mathewson sent down and went
out unassisted to Merkle. Yerkes was
struck o'lt then Trls Speaker opened tho
hit account by slashing a single to right
field. Reaching first he did not stop but
made a daring dash to second and reach
ed the bag as Doyle dropped Dovore's
good throw from right field. Realizing
thnt one run might win the game, the
Hoston rioters set up a great nolso for
Lewis to bring Speaker home. Tho left
fielder, however, could not fathom
Mattiewsn's fadeaways, and struck out
on consecutive strikes, ending the inning
Merkle opened the second for New York
hy striking out. Herzog sent up a high
fly that Speaker gathered In. "Chief"
Meyers shot a grounder to Gardner who
fumbled It, and the Indian was safo at
first. Fletcher singled to canter and
Meyers took second. New York and Bos
ton pitchers were constantly kept In tho
outer territory to worm up In easo
Mathewson or Hedlent should "blow."
Meyers played for off second baa and
GIVEN HIS SEAT
Dr. Aldrich of St. Johnsbury
Wins Much Good Feeling by
His Manly Act.
EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY LAW
Analysis of Measure Introduced
in House and Suggestion of
One That May Come
Montpclur, Oct. 1G. Dr. W. J. Aiunch,
the progressive member from Sc. Johns
bury, has been allowed to take the oath
and assume his neat aj a member of the
House. The eourto of Dr. Aldrich In
declining to pass Judgment on the merits
of his own case hrs von much good
feeling for him. Had he taken the oath
and engaged In the work of tho session,
it Is probable that no question would
have been raised as to his right to hold
his seat, but he preferred to havo the
House act In the matter and have formal
Justification for faking the oath. It Is
only by a very strict construction of
the constitution that the committee on
elections could have rendered n res.irt
adverse to his right, since he Is not a
regular appointee as pension examiner,
but a substitute called In when tho
regular examiner Is unable to attend to
bis duties, and Dr. Aldrich'a total re
ceipts from Mich tervlecs la:,t J car
amounted to less than V2.1.
l'lom the gossip of some good lawyers.
It might be gathered that the mlo laid
down In seating of Dr. Aldilch might he
a hard one to limit. The committee In
Its opinion Insisted that to hold such
an office within the meaning of the
constitution n man must devote the
major part of his tlmo to It, and detlvo
a substantial part of his Income from
It. Under this ruling It was suggested
that the postmasters barred In previous
years niMhl have been admitted. nni
lawyer suggested thnt as far as the rule
about the major part of his time was
concei mil, any federal office holder
could now be admitted.
The real kernel of the matter was
that everybody felt that it would h
a shame to bar the doctor on such
technical grounds as those of tho
present case, and as the con.et'tutlon
goes on to make the House the sole.
Judge of the qualifications of its own
members, the members were fairly
safe in deciding the case solely on Its
EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY HILL
House bill No. 2(5, the employers'
liability law, makes no radical change
of tho whole system of compensating
injured workmen. In actual effect It
only goes to tho extent of Introducing
two Innovations. One of these is tho
repeal of the old common law rulo
that contributory negligence is a bar
to any recovery anil the Introduction
in Its place of the newer theory of
comparative negligence by which, in
stead of throwing the plaintiff out of
court when It is proved that his own
negligence contributed materlallv to
nis Injury, tho Jury is instructed to
take that into account, decide how the
plaintiff's compares with the nei-ll.
n-.ic hi in,- uuienuani, anil assess
damages accordingly. The objection
most frequently urired
change is that it merely amounts. ',
preventing the Injured man's neirll-
gence from being In any way a bar
The comparative neull erenee on rt It
is urged, will have no effect. h..,..,
a Jury whose sympathies have been
worked by a clever lawyer will al
ways go as far as It can in favor of
the injured man. This produces the
somewhat undesirable lesult bv which
my negligence counts airulnst Illfi til
such an extent when I negligently
hurt someone else that 1 have to pay
him as far as is possible to make up
for his hurt, while If I am hurt as a
result of my negligence combined with
someone else's negligence, my neirll-
gonce does not count nt all ami .v,..
either person must pay the whole.
me other innovation In thl.s bill H thu
shifting of tho pie-sumption as to contrib
utory negligence, and assumption of risk
m, that the defense must prove them, In
stead of being able as at present to force
the plaintiff to show the absence of them.
In this thu bill has some weighty author
ity on Its Mde. Hut It seems to be the
opinion of many of the most pio.ires.slve
and best Informed of the members that
the whole method of recovery for Injurlc.i
after n light In courts of law should be
changed to one of compensation for In
juries received In the course of employ
ment by reference to a schedule, Such a
law would eliminate the danger from the
extravagant verdicts of emotlon.il Jurlos,
the waste of long-fought battles of the
law, would abolish the middleman and
mako It certain that every cent the em
ployer had to pay went Into the pocket
of the Injured man Instead of being di
vided with his lawyers. In tho end such
a law would be more economical for all
concerned. It Is almost certain that some
such compensation measure will be Intro
duced later In the session, If such a
measure Is Introduced, the author of this
liability bill, Mr. Miller of Hethel, has
assured a representative of the Free
Press that lie will not quarrel with It,
The Soldiers' Horn, makes an early
call for an appropriation, asking 32,
000 for 1013 and 1014.
HILLS RELATING TO DEER,
Threo bills relating to the shootlnft
of deer appeared m the House thl"
morning, Mr. Knight of Dummerstnn
would permit such shooting In the
last week In October having six work
ing days. Hennlngton and Essex
oro probably the most heavily wooded
counties In the State and nfforl tho
most extensive covers for dear. Thla
foct tendn to explain why Mr. Knapp
of Woodford would havo a general
l-Jflaa laon tor the entlra month of
November and Mr. Cameron of Nor
ton asks such an. open seamn for Es
There Is a deslio on the part of those
prominently Intetesled In tlm preservation
of fish and game to avoid spcei'il
legislation us far as possible. Tho
argument made In the ease eif Essex
county is that there nre extoiislvo
forests and many leer themj that tho
county borders on Nw Hampshire
and Canada, where the laws nre differ
ent from that of Vermont, and that il
legal shooting will continue as long
as thu present restrictions apply to
There appears to lie u slionger prohibi
tion elenunt In the Legislature than us
ual, and many members have conlldence
Ir. the passage of the measure Introduced
lij Senator Itny, which provides for a
vote at the March meeting on the ques
tion of granting licenses anywhere In tho
State. If the majority or the State vote
Is against license, no licenses can bo
ironed in towns so voting; but fifth class
licenses (druggists') may be Issued, us Is
now permitted In no-lleense towns.
Plurality election of t epresi-nlatlves on
the third ballot Is asked fur by Senator
Wallls. There have been so many cases
this year of long drawn out contests or
failures to e-leet that such a measure may
have greater support than usual.
It Is a matter of surprise that there
should have been so few contested seats,
It vlev. of the many three-sided and
hardly fought elections but It Is doubt
ful if nny of the contests of which notice
has been given will be beard In the House
SYMPATHY TOR ROOSEVELT.
Abliorience of the attempted assassi
nation of ex-Presldtnt Roosevelt and
wishes for bis reeenery were expressed
In a resolution adopted by the Hous
this afternoon and a copy of the reso
lution will be fot warded to Colonel
Roosevelt at his home in Oyster Hay.
The old subject of spite fences Is
brought up by llou.-o bill No. 201, Intro
duced by Mr. Converse of Charlotte,
which piovldes that the selectmen of
any town may remove after 21 hours any
unnecessary fence or other structure
mine than four fe-et high, put
up or maintained for the purpose of an
noying the owners of adjoining property.
The present law puts under the ban
fences more than six feet In height.
The bill making an appropriation for
the publicity bureau In the department
of Slate will be Introduced In the Sen
ate to-morrow by Mr. Henry of Chit
tenden and a request will piob.ibly be
made that It be- refeired to committees
of the House and Senate Jointly. This
will save time and work as one heating
will seive for both committees. The
amount to In- appropriated is left blank
In the bill as diawn, leaving It to bo
filled as the Judgment of the committee!
may dictate after hearing the supporters
of the measure. Thetu has be-on much
commendation of the work accomplished
with th- small Appropriation Secretary
Italic has had at his command, and If
It uppnrs that propot tlonateiy good re
sults ean be obtained with a larger ap
piopilatlon there will be little troublo In
Lieutenant-Governor I. E. Howe, Adjutant-General
I.. S. Tlllot!-on, and Col.
W. W. Hrowu of Springfield, chief of
the Governor's staff, will go on Kriday
to Schuylervllle, N, Y., to represent the
State at the dedication of thu Schuyler
vllle battle monument.
OFFICIAL RECORD OF DAY
The Senate was called to order by
Lieutenant-Governor Howe and devotional
exercise's, which Governor Kletcher at
tended, were conducted by the chaplain.
S. 10. Hy Mr. Dyer of Addison, relating
to trustee process. (If effects In hands
of trustee do not exceed $10 in value
trustee shall be discharged, Does not
apply to process for collection of taxes.)
S. 17. Hy Mr. Hoy, relating to examina
tion of pupils for advanced Instruction.
(Repeals Sec. C of No. 6S acts of 1010.)
S. R Hy Mr. Roy, relating to traffic
In Intoxicating liquors. (Provides for
vote at .March meeting on State as well
as town license. If majority In the Statu
votes no license-, no licenses except those.
of the llfth class shall be Issued.) Joint
committee on temperance,
R l'.i.-Hy Mr. Wallls, relating to the
election of representatives to the General
Assembly. (Plurality to elect on third
S. 20. Hy Mr. Hlancharil of Orleans, an
act to establish and define the duties of
a board of commissioners for the promo
tlon of uniformity of legislation In the
United States and to appropriate money
for Its expenses and for the natlon.il
conference of commissioners on uniform
State laws. (Members of board to be
paid expenses of not more than t.'OO a
j ear eac'i and national confeiencu not
more than ?le0 as Vermont's share of Its
A communication from Ills Excellency,
the Governor, slated that lie had tians
mlttcd to the House a certified copy of
a proposed amendment to tho constitution
of the United States, (Only ono such
certified copy having been transmitted to
Vermont, the proposal did not accompany
the executive communication.) The com
munication was read by the secretary and
referred to the committee on federal
SUSPENSION OE RULES.
Mr. McCuen moved that the rules be)
suspended and the Joint resolution pro
viding for a visit by the Joint committee
to the Industrial school at Vurgennes be
put upon IU passage. This was bee-ausi
the committee is Invited to make Its visit
on Friday and time for pashage of the
resolution by the Hotiso Is necessary. Thu
rules were suspended by a unanimous
vote and the resolution was read the
third tlmo and adopted.
On motion of Mr. Mattlson, adjoin ncd
READ THIRD TIME AND PASSED.
Joint resolution i elating to piocurlng
data relative to taxation of personal
prope i ty.
Joint resolution (House) relating to pay
of members, clerks and stenographers of
Hie committee on bills,
THIRD READING OHDEUKD,
S. U.-To provide for filling vacancies
In the State Benate.
(Contluutd on put -l,
ONE OF COLONELS
Missile Remains Imbedded in the
Bone, According- to New
WOUND HEALING NORMALLY
Rooievelt Passes a Quiet and Care
free Day, Seemingly Least
Concerned of Those
(, hie-ago, Oct. 10. The bullet wiuntl in
lllcted In Col. Theodore RooseiVult's chest
at Milwaukee M.ond-.iy night. It was olll-
e-ially announced to-night for the llrst
time, Is healing normally without Infec
tion. The statement that no compllca
t'ons have shown themselves wan made
after a day during which the first suc
cessful X-ray picture of the wound In the
eolom.-l's chest was examined by tho .sur
geon. The fact developed that the
would-be assassin's bullet fractured the
colonel's fourth rib. The mlsMIe remains
Imbedded, apparently In the bone. The
fractuie, however, It Is stated, will not
affect the treatment in any way, but will
be allowed to heal untreated, as will the
A description of thu wound given to
night by Dr. W. It. McCaillcy Is the first
to be given to the public by the surgeons.
He said that the bullet's path through
the muscles of the chest Is lacerated to
some extent by the battered lead but that
there was little contusion and no exten
sive area of hrulf-ed and extra vasated
"The bullet did not 'mushroom' as
might have been uxpected," said Lr.
McCauley. "Kor that reason It cut a
comparatively small hole in the skin
and did not reduce a largo portion of
the nearby tissues to pulp as Is the
case In a soft bullet that 'mushrooms'
In animal tissue after It hits a bone.
I think the bundle of papers In Col
onel Roosevelt's pocket checked It
and the spectacle case for some rea
son failed to spread the bullet much.
WOUND A CLEAN ONE.
"The wound Is about big enough to
put your finger In at the surface and
It does not appear to get very much
bigger. I would call it a very clean
wound. The skin Is torn at the sur
face In a ragged way but not badly
and there Is little bruising.
"There Is not a sign of suppuration
In the wound. The flesh Is In good
condition and seems to be healing
without complication. If there was
pus forming deep in the wound, we
would know It at once by an unusual
rise of tempet attire."
Dr. McCauley added that it Is now
certain from the X-ray pictures that
the bullet hns not entered or injured
the plural cavlt;'. removing a grave
possibility In the case.
He pointed out the normal condition
of the patient Indicated by the official
chart taken at 10:00 p. m.
Dr. McCauley's statement was given
after leaving the colonel's room and aft
er a consultation with the other sur
geons. He confirmed previous announcements
that no attempt would be made at pres
ent to remove the bullet which Is not
expecteel to hinder the healing of the
Colonel Roosevelt spent a quiet and
apparently care-free day, seemingly the
least concerned of all. He was che'ered
by the apH-arance of Mrs. Roosevelt,
who arrived early In the day from New
York and remained with him constantly.
He felt no pain, ho said, and moved
about at will on his bed, reading or
dictating telegrams or talking with
members of his family. In the afternoon
he slept for a time.
MRS. ROOSEVELT IN CHARGE
As soon as Mrs. Roosevelt reached
the hospital this morning she took
charge of affairs. Sho was accom
panied by Theodore-, Jr., Mrs. N'cho
las I.ongworth and Miss Ethel Roose
velt. Later In the day Congressman
I.ongworth arrived, Mrs. Roosevelt
Installed herself In a room adjoining
that of her husban.l and during the
day seldom left his bedside.
Mrs. Roosevelt's first move was to
decree that the colonel must seo no
visitors except members of his fam
lly. Once or twice during the day she
made exceptions, but otherwise she
adhered firmly to her resolutions. The
colonel was "feeling fine" and ready
to receive vlaltors, hut Mrs. Roosevelt
gave him no opportunity to pass upon
her ruling, for she made It on her own
authority, and saw to it that It was
enforced. Sho received tho caris and
mcasage.-) for her husband and sent
back her replies, with the result that
tho colonel himself did not know w;io
wished to see him,
It was learned to-day that the X-ray
photograph which was taken In Mllwau
kee a few hours after Colonel Roosevelt
was shot, did not show accurately the
location of the bullet, and another photo
gtaph was taken this afternoon. The
bullet Is resting against tho fractured
rib, tlm fourth one on thu light side
and the proximity of the rib rendeie-d It
difficult to obtnln the desired ii-sult with
tho X-ray, The fiactiire of thu rib ex
plained thu pain which Colonel Roose
velt felt In breathing deeply.
WANTS TO SPEAK ONCE MORE.
The Impression grew to-day that
Colonel Roosevelt would be nblo to do little
or nothing more In the campaign. Al
though he cxpiesscd the hope of leaving
for Oyster Hay on Sunday, It Is probable
he will be compelled to remain in the
hospital for at least a week longer and
that after his ai rival at home ho will not
permitted to plunge Into tho campaign
Associates of Colonel Roosevelt said,
that while ho was deeply disappointed at
being obliged to leave the fight during tho
claslmr wsU. ua va jbnivtno; iw con
cern as to the possible effect of his re
moval from the- Held of battle.
It I j Colonel Itoosevelt's di-.lre to make
at least one inoro speech beforo election
day and that In his own State of New
There was llttlo in tho appeal uncu of
Colonel Roosevelt to Indicate that he was
not In his usual health. Ills face has not
lost Itw color, and as he sat propped up (
wnn pillows bo moved about easily, and
apparently was free from pain. As he
talked lie used his characteristic gestures,
although with perhaps less vigor than Is
i.sual with him, and tit times his laugh
muld be heard In the corridor outside.
He seemed to enjoy his relief from the
ares of politics and ccmed determined
to maku his stay in thu hospital an en
Joyublo vacation. His three children,
who are In Chicago, dropped In to soo him
three.- times during the day, talking for
half an hour each time. M's. Roosevelt
would not permit them to lenialn longer,
least her husband tiro himself.
Once during the afternoon Mrs. Ruo.-io-velt
found O. K. Davis, secretary of tho
progressive natlonnl committee, in
Colonel Roosevelt's loom. He lemalneil
there only a few' .seconds after Hie ap
pearance of Mrs. Roorftvt It who exiled
hlni to tho corridor.
GOMPERS SENDS MESSAGE,
Messages of condolence continued to
pour in to-day from all parts of tho
woild. Among them wore cablegrams
from clowned heads of Europe. Colonel
Roosi velt read over a large number of
telegianio. but found I: Impossible to
reply to tiicm all. One of them was
from Samuel Gompers, reading:
"Upon lcarlng of tho outrageous at
tack upon you I was too much shockttl
to find expression. I join with the men
of organized labor, in common with all
our peoplu who are profoundly hoping
for and expecting your speedy recovery."
Colonol Roosevelt's old frlund. Father
Curran of Wllkesbarru, Pa., arrived at
the hospital late to-day, having come
from Rattle Creek, Mich., to sea the.
colonel. An hour before he arrived, a
telegram was received from him say
ing: "I cannot rest until I see you Will
bo at hospital to-day."
Colonel Koosovoll talked with him 15
Colonel Roosevelt slept soundly as mid
night passed. The rooms of his suite were
dark and silent. Night Nurse Margaret
Fltxgerald was exllutl from the room
which she had turned over to Mrs. Roose
velt and sat outside with the police ser
geant who was on guard. She said she
had nothing to do for the colonel and
would not go to him unless he rang.
At ten o'clock to-night Colonel Roose
velt was vlf-lteel by J. H. Murphy, head
surgeon In charge of the case, Dr. Ter
rell and Dr. McCauley. ihe examination
resulted In their announcement that the
conelltlon of thu patient Is normal at
present and that there Is no Indication of
sepsis In the wound or of plural com
plications. Following Is the official count: Tem
perature, 98. ti: pulse, Si; respiration, 2u;
leucocytes, 6i0; polymorphoneuclla neu
trophils, 74; general condition good.
HULLET WAS NOT POISONED.
Milwaukee, Oct. 16. All fear that the
bullet with which Colonel Roosevelt was
I'hot might have been poisoned was dls-
elled to-day when I'rof. R. E. W. Som
mer, analytical chemist, notified District
Attorni'y Zabel that no traces of poison
were found by him In the empty shell and
upon other builat-s In the pistol with
which John Schrank shot Colonel Roose
velt Monday night. A .solution was made
by Professor Sommcr from scrapings
from the bullets and the empty shell, and
was Inoculated Into guinea pigs, but no
traces of poison were found.
To satisfy himself of tho mental condi
tion of the would-be assassin and a thu
step In the preparation of his case, Dis
trict Attorney Zabel has engaged the
services of three alienists to examine
Schrank. It Is understood that each
alienist will make his individual ex
amination of, Schrank and then compare
Schrank spent most of to-Jay writ
ing; but so far nothing he aas writ
ten has been made public Sheriff Ar
nold says Schrank has not attempted
to pass anything thnt has ben writ
ten out of Ills cell. Until he does this
the sheriff will not avail himself of
tno privilege of scrutlnlz'ngr any writ
The letters found on Schrank after
he had shot Colonel Roosevelt mdl
cate, alienists say, paronla.
HIS MESSAGE TO NATION.
"Important Only Thnt the Cause Shall
Live and Win."
Louisville. Ky., Oct. 16. Albert J.
Hcvorldge, former senator from Indi
ana, brought to Kentucky to-night Col
onel Roosevelt's messago to the nation
dictated from the Colonel's sick bed
111 Mercy hospital in Chicago.
"It matters little about me," Colo
nel Roosevelt told Mr. Hoverldge. "but
it matters all about the cause we fight
for. If one soldier who happens to
carry the flag Is stricken, another
will take It from his hand and carry
Colonel Roosevelt was scheduled to
speak In Louisville to-night. After hav
ing been shot down In Milwaukee ho can
celli'd all his engagements but Insisted
that the address he was to have made In
Louisville bu delivered. He called or.
Senator Heverldgo to speak In his stead.
A large audience, assembled In Phoenix
Hill auditorium to listen to Mr. Heverldgo.
"And now as then it Is not Important
whether ono leader lives or dies," con
tinues the message, "It Is Important only
that tho cause shall llvo and win. Tell
tho people not to worry about me for If
1 go down another will take my place."
BADEN'S WINNINGS TO
DATE AMOUNT TO $36,500
Lexington, Oct. K Haden, the largest
money winner of the year, won the $S,f
October prize, tho principal race of tho
grand circuit Hireling hero to-day. With
to-day's winnings Iladen's total for tho
year Is 3il,6fO.
The 2:21 class trot was won in stialght
bents by llclle Ashland, The 2:10 trot
also was a straight heat race for Ross H,
Don Pronto, owned by 10. T. Harnettu
of California, broke tho world's five-year-old
pacing record. Driven by Hilly
Durfue mid prompted by a runner with
Muiphy up, ho went the mile in 2:2U.
Margaret Ranlsh failed to lower the
world's four-year-old trotting record,
but made the milo In 2:06
Your clnssllled ad will be an Item of
"oDDortunltv nows" for somebody.
No Work on Stump ufter Frida
until Roosevelt Is Him
SOLICITOUS FOR LATE NEWS
As Mr. Taft Takes No Active
Part in Campaign He Does
Not Desire to Be Speak
I'rin. eeon, X. J, Oct. Id. Oovernoi.
Woodrow Wilson late to-night announced
that he would cancel all speaking engage
ments, with the exception of those ar-
i.-ingcd for Thursday and Friday of this
Wfielt until Colonel Roosevelt is able to
take an active part In the campaign. Tb
Governor will speak in Delaware, West
Virginia and Pennsylvania this week,
concluding his campaign In Pittsburg
"I carmen cancel the engagements which
are Immediately ahead of me," said Oot-
ernor Wilton In a statement Issued to
night, "without subjecting thoso who
have arranged them to a von acrlous
embarrassment and great unnecessary
expense, but I shall cut tho series at tho
earliest possible point.
"Mr. Taft has at no time taken at'
active part In the campaign and I have
no desire to be the single candidate oi
the stump engaged against no active
Governor Wilson was asked If his active
speechmaklng would end on his return
next Saturday from Delaware, West
Virginia and Pennsylvania.
"Yes," he said, "I have asked my man
agers to arrange to cancel the engage
ments in New York and Brooklyn for
next Snturday night."
Reforo Issuing his statement Oov
erson Wilson talked over the long dis
tance telephone to democratic national
headquarters In New York,
Governor Wilson was deeply solid
ttous for news of Colonel Roosevelt
and asked the correspondents to keej.
him Informed as to the bulletins Is
sued describing the colonel's condi
tion. Tho Governor was at his home
here to-night, busy most of tho time
In telephoning communication with nli
The Governor Is due to start on l is
short trip to Delaware. West Vlrg ivla
and western Pennsylvania late to
When Governor Wilson was (islsed
by the correspondents to-night if he
would take etra precautions wher
appearing In public hereafter he salt
he would not.
"There Is nothing that can be done,"
he declared, "to guard against such
attacks. It seems to me that p lice
and secret servlco guards are useless
If a madman is determined to attack
a man in public."
BIBLE SOCIETY MEETING.
It Dccliif to Pursue Its Work with
Montpeller, Oct. K The 100th annual
meeting of tho Vermont Blblo society
took placo this morning at ten o'clock at
the Montpeller House. President Cooper
was In the chair and prayer was offered
by Dr. W. A. Davison.
The recording secretary, the Rev. W. 3.
Smlthers, read tho report of the last
meeting and the agent, the Rev. L. O.
Sherburne, read his report showing tho
work accomplished during the last year.
Dr. O. G. Stickney of Barro, treasurer,
reported all bills paid.
Tho following officers were elected:
President, the Rov. A. L. Cooper, D. D.,
of Randolph; first vice-president, ths Rev.
W. A. Davison, D. D., Burlington; second
vice-president. H. A. Slayton, Morris
ville; recording secretary, the Rev. W.
S. Smlthers, Randolph; treasurer. Dr.
O. G. Stickney, Harre; auditor, H. O.
Woodruff, Harre; directors, the president,
vice-presidents, recording secretary and
Dr. O. O, Stickney of Harre. the Itv.
J. B. Sargent of Northfteld, the Rev. R.
F. Lowe of St. Johnsbury. C. C. Holmes
of Montpeller, Dr. J. W. Rurgin of New
port Center, W. W. Nichols of Rutland.
R R. Demerrltt of Waterbury. George
Cochrane, Smith F. Henry oi Burlington,
the Rev. S. It. Rrownell, H. O. Wood
ruff of Harre, the Rev. Duncan Salmond
of Harre tho Rev. L. O. Sherburne of
The policy of the society in the futum
was fully discussed and the following
"That it Is the sense of thin society
that for e-cononilc reasons and In order
that every deillar may he used to the
best ndvnntagu for the glory of God and
the good of our fellow men, that while
we retain our legal .organization and
annual meeting, we arrange to do our
colporteur and Hlble work In co. opera
tion with some other organization or or
ganizations, preferably the American
Rlblo society or Vermont Sunday School
a.-socmtlon, and to this end a committee
of tin ce bo herehy elected with power
to make arrangements and report nack
to the board of directors for their ap
pimal at a special meeting to be rail
ed by this committee."
The Rev. W. S. Smlthers. Dr V
Davison and Deacon H. A. Slayton wore
elected as such committee.
Following adjournment of the soclut)
the board of directors met for u buslnesi
M-hslon. The Rev. L. O. Sherburne, win
has been the efficient nnd sucess
fill ngent of the society, positive
ly refused to be re-elected. Uut aftei
much urging he consented to act at
agent until April 1. thus giving tho com
mime a ohaucu without Interruption o.
tho work to bring about thu change or.
dered by the society.
The London Times concludes In tho
summary of harvest reports that "If
would Ik- difficult to point to a more
generally tltsustiuus bcuson over En,