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TlfTC HUlUiTNGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMER; TTTUnSDAY. OC'I'OBKK 17. 1DVJ.
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UJse aiiu xeiiipeiabuie auuvt; rNurmai
Tetanus Anti-toxin Injected
Less Distress in His Breathing.
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IS MORE THAN
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Probe for Missile Patient Will Be Kept As
Calm As His Nature Will Allow
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IN MAtJJf ll'irKXT CONDITION.
Chicago, Oct. in. The bulletin
f Colonel Roosevelt's surgeons at
23 p. til. rendu
"We find him In magnificent
hyslcnl condition due to his regu
tr nhvslcal exercises, his tut hi 1 11 .ll
bstlnence from tobacco iind liquor.
u nrnc'iiltliinDfc mnaiillra he lin
ecu given n prophylactic dosu of
ntl-tctnnic serum to guard against
cctirrence of lockjaw.
"Leucocyte count S.SOO.
(Signed) "Doctor .1. U. Murpiy.
t ft I 1 . . , .-!. .... Hnl ir: l-J-.
r President Roosevelt was resting fair'
easily to-night, and his physicians said, ;
tfl . I in... vji iivi mua ci. tut i, hhi. win., j
re pleased with his condition. Tho i
nlctil record showed, however, that his
on his arrival from Milwaukee. His
Ur at ten o'clock was 86. or 14 counts
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...... ... i i T..no ha , ii n mmiT
IIUICU Kill 1IM11 Kink .... .
nruniL in .uiiHuuncv wu.u .......
the case, left the hospital before ten
mf. I.,. -mull rffnnAf Them
SttlU. 1 . n . n ,...'. ...... - - -
s leftM distress in his breathln. His
n.onl nnnil.HAn td ATT r f TlM finfil ! V COOA.
11 nf ttlft fl.TtPTHlinC DllVfilClIins H--i.li
hospital for the nipht except Dr.
itrev TaotaII vrYin remain pd In ft room
-I . 1 a V. An until ntnVtt r' plnpl
unu nuuiu iiiauv
11 be held. J
INJECT TKTANCS ANTI-TOX1N.
colonel's abdomen a nhort time be-
V IK' nuilk IV ciccji. w -
9 . ik.. ...I ..1 1 rr 1 Innal
n luiiun cu tifhLvnui ...... - n - -
no symptoms from the anti-toxin al-
ough the surgeons were prepared for
o slight nausea nnd dizziness which
motlmes follow the treatment. The
degree of temperature It Is said was
t caused by the condition or ine
. I . I .. . V. .. Inljin-
his pulse Is not at present accounted
Theodore Roosevelt was not merely
tinrflclnllv wounded by tlo bullet
C HID (l.vuuv J - ...
nr! tn.nicrnr nv surfreoTis aiier aii-
v nxamlnatlcins and consultations:
A thn colonel must not see or speak
any one for several days without
pMlimlnH rtf tha rinplnr.
The wound was definitely described
"a erlous wound In the cheBt" nnd
-& llnuh 1.-r. ,1 ,i .1 " fPhn Intn
111 II. 1111. 1 1. 1 1 1. 1 1 1 .J....... i. . . . .
. . IV. . .. . . 1 ....,1
an his attendants, declnred that
Uieiuoe IB uiinuiuiciy i-nnummi.
The surgeons asserted, however, that
wee not yet neceBsary to probe
- t l...tlnt nw.A nntlnnt n-nh'jlil..
ill be kept us calm as his nature
ill allow him for a few d.j-8.
The patient slept well at Intervals
es customarily making up his bill
fare, read lengthy extracts from
acaulay and bin till to hln physician
at he would not object to a ride In
a freHh air.
Finally, learning that the correspon-
(t tour, who had left him after tho
ii rniri imii run pninunivif i i l iif iius
tal, Colonel Roosevelt Insisted that tho
let of nlR nhVHfclflnM nealnst rommunl-
He received the newspaper men with
apology for not arising, Jested with
" ii 1 1 rrv nn unci I'm n r ni nprp. mi i
In opening the door to his room to ad-
heaps of flowers banked high In the
1 1' 1 (MJ 1 1 1 UUUUCU 1 1 1 IT 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1' i n II II .1 1 1 -
mil unu lie iiumiBu iieuiiiY eevrrui
mes. The extra effort caused a little
resent part of the flowers to other
atlents In the hospital. This wan done.
His doctors, however, did not feel In-
Inorl fn.rlnv rn nllnw mm to pfiVA In.
dn nf ten davs so that they might have
0 ureaa in ineir iiuiiiuu uy minute
KNOW WHBKK TUB UULIjET IS.
Unofficially It was made known to-day
ecossary to prooe ior, or operuie 10 re-
ruv iinfiiuuriiiiiiM ijiuiikiil iiuiii -viutvitu-
ee by Dr. J, P. Janssen and corroborated
y omers lancn in Jierry nospuai, noi
- I & 1 H l lt.A .. I .1 ..
nd probably five Inches below the collar
one. The nilssllo did not get Inside the
ba, but ploughed upward aim mwaru ior
i t i
, T , J
not. YPt NPnpssarv to
a distance of sotiw five Inches from where
The flesh ulong the course of the bullet
showed no discoloration to-day and there
appeared to the physicians no cause for
concern from any featuii' of the assault
Colonel Roosevelt, anxious that his
friends and particularly members of his
family who were en route to Chicago
should not be unduly apprehensive at his
condition, protested against the edict bar
ring callers from his room, but acceded
when nil the consulting physicians on-
dorsed the plan
He was anxious to greet members of all the Justices of the United States
his family. Ills concern all day was not Supreme Court, governors of States,
for himself but for those he believed were! heads of associations nnd civic bodies,
likely to be too fearful of his condition. ' persons unknown to fame and men of
DELIGHTED AVITH TELEGRAMS, world-wide prominence were nmong
Hhn alrrtlnna nf Il1f flpunn f rnpH
lie reau ail oi ine nuniireus ui luiu
grams that poured Into the Jiospltnl
and wns delighted with several from
iiirii in nuiv u lliev iiniwni. winnniv
the hospital grounds, a curious crowd
hung all day, asking for news from
all tho usual callers who left the In
stitution. So many newsnaper men
gathered In the office of the hospital
that the house authorities finally
asked them to leave and the reporters
gathered outside with the rest of tho
All of Colonel Roosevelt's speaking
dates were cancelled to-day, savo one
to-morrow night at liulsvllle, Ky. To
this city former Senator Albert Bev
erldge of Indiana was sent after n
conference with tho candidate with a
message the colonel insisted be rend
to his friends there.
No announcement regarding future
planx of Colonel Roosevelt were made
to-day, all of such action depending
upon the length of time demanded of
him by the physicians.
Until the ultimatum of the doctors ',
against callers, the corridor outside '
Colonel Roosevelt's room wns filled
with those coming or going, and with
those who sought to extcnil any aid
that might be useful.
INCIDENTS OF THE SHOOTING.
' ill lii the corridor all afternoon watch
was kept by Patrolman J. A. Tomney and
here the smull band of attendants
gathered and from the discussion new
light was thrown nn the actual story of
It was disclosed that Albert K. Martin,
tho secretary who seized the assailant,
saw the pistol before the shot was llrcd
and that the weapon was discharged Just
as he flung hlmsolf upon Schrnnk. Power
ful of build, he was forcing Schrank's
neck back till the assailant was gasping
Henry F. Cochcms, who had arisen
from his seat In the automobile, shouted
"Don't kill him, John; don't kill him,
Martin wresting the pistol from
Schrank and holding the assailant in a
grip fast rendering him unconscious,
shouted back resentfully:
"My name Is not John."
The colonel laughed at the Incident as
he recalled It to-day.
Colonel Roosevelt talked little to-day
of the assault. Most of that discussion
wns in Jets with those who called on
him. He linked seriously how his wound
looked nnd leaned his hind forward from
his halt sitting posture and surveyed It
THINKS WOUND LOOKS GOOD.
'That doesn't look bad, doctor," he
said, "what do you think?"
"That, as It Is. doesn't bother us, re
sponded Dr. Murphy, nodding to his fcl
lows, Dr. Arthur Dean Brown and Dr.
Terrell who accompanied him. "It Is
what you do to It."
The patient raised his eyebrows Inter
rogatively, and was Informed that the
doctors, by way of precaution, felt ho
had better ski no one so that the rest
would remove further any possibility ot
a .-.etback. He was disappointed for a
lew minutes, but the examination be
Ing over and n pint of buttermilk hav
ing been ordered, he reached again for
his books and smiled "All right."
An hour's Mecp kept up hlb good splrlta
and he snld It had been the most rc
freshing rest he hail enjoyed for a week
Ihlsll give me a good rest up uny'
wuy," he said, "ami If I must stay here
I suppo.-e I might as well mnku the
most of it."
SAYS HE FEELS FINE.
Colonel Roosevelt bade the laM of
his callers good night at eight o'clock
and preparej for a comfortablo night
which was to be spent In part in rea
ing. He said he folt tine and told Di
John 1'. Golden, who Is 'keeping watch
over him to-night, that unless fvi
final injection of the tetanus nntl
toxin Interfered ho would havo the
first real comfortable evening to him
self" he had enjoyed In many days.
He laid aside his hook a few mlnuK'w
after nine and switched off his reailnff
light. He was soon fast BBleep. Dr.
Murphy went Into tie colonol's room
at 9:30 and found him sound asleep.
The patient's pulse wns SO when taken
before ho dropped asleep. This rn two
pomta higher than it was last night
after the shooting and 14 abova nor
mal. His temperature was threw
fiftha of a degree above normal.
After having had several short naps,
Colonel Roosevelt awakened at 10:30 p, m.
u nil willed for hot water to jhave himself.
He sat up In bod with a hand mirror
ngalnM his knees and shaved find then
was given a sponge bath and alcohol rub
down by his nurse. After the bath Ills
clinical record w.w tni.en; Temperature, socialistic theories. To-nlght Stales At
98.S; pulse, KS. torney Znbel asset ted there were no1
He turned on his nlghtllght and began !
to read ngnln saying that he would do
so until he not sleepy.
IS 'GOING HOMK SUNDAY.'
Colonel Ilooscvelt told his nurse to
night, as he picked up his book for a
second spell of reading, about eleven
o'clock that ho was going home to Oyster
Uny on Sunday. He ordered his break
fast for seven o'clock and Bald: "Mind.
1 want a good one. I'll bo hungry."
He gave directions about his clothes
find his room to havo everything In readi
ness to see Mrs. Roosevelt In the morn
ing. Nurse Fitzgerald said that tho colonel's
pulse after his sponge bath mi not far
above normal considering his physical
characteristics and n moro Important fact
concerning It was Its strong and steady
rythm, she said. Colonel Hoosevclt after
his bath and shave had no pain of any
kind, but said he was slightly nervous
At midnight Colonel Roosevelt was
soundly sleeping. Dr. John F. Golden,
assistant surgeon of the hospital nnd
Dr. J, B. Murphy's chief associate In
charge of the case, took a look at the
patient and reported that there was no
prospect of any change In the colonel's
condition during the ntght.
"He will sleep till morning He Is all
right," said Dr. Golden.
Mrs. Alice Roosevelt Longworth ar
rived In Chlcogo from Cincinnati at
6:4i p. m. nnd hurried to the bedside, of
her father, Col. Roosevelt, at Mercy
hospital. She traveled alone and wnn met
at the railway station by Mrs. McdIU
McCormlok and Oeorge F. Porter, as
sistant treasurer of the Progrcsslvo
party, who accompanied her to tho hos
pital. MESSAGES FROM EVKRYBODV.
The telegrams received at the pro
gressive headquarters here to-day ran
Into many hundreds. Sympathy, In
dignation, encouragement, admonitions
to tho colonel not to give up his tight
and good wishes from political adver
saries formed tho mlscellnny of mes
sages stacked deep on a long table
In the Inside office.
A cablegram from Ivermlt Roose
velt, his father's hunting eompnnlon,
came from Brar.ll. James J. Corbet,
Col. Henry Wntterson. AV. J. Bryan,
Many of the telegrams were held at
the headquarters but the personal mes
sages were sent at once to the colonel's
..me In Mercy hospital where his phj
slclans permitted him to read them when
he was not sleeping.
The one which the colonel held longest
In his hand was from his son, Theodore
"Eleanor nnd 1 send love with deepest
thankfulness for your escape. I will be
with mother. Ted."
MRS. ROOSKVK1-T ON TIIH WAY.
New York, Oct. 15. Mrs. Theodore
Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.,
Miss Kthel Roosevelt and Dr. Alexan
der Lambert) the Roosevelt family
Phj'sldan, left New York for Chicago
four o'clock this afternoon.
On the same train were Oeorge C.
Priestley, chairman of the llnanci
committee of the Progressive party,
and Richard R. Quay of Pennsylvania,
Dr. Lambert explained that he was
I going at the request of Mrs. Itoose
velt a,ld ot because he thought the
colonel a condition was serious.
SCHRANK IS NOT INSANI3.
Neither Is He n Soelnllst i
till after KU-etloii.
Milwaukee, Oct. 15. State's Attorney
Winifred C. Znbel of Milwaukee county
o-nlght dcllnltely announced that John
Schrank. Colonel Roosevelt's assailant,
would not be brought to trial until after
the national election November 5. Ho said
the trial would be opened some time be
tween November 11 and ir.
Mr. Zabel, who Is said to be the only
socialist State's attorney In the country,
gave three specific reasons for his de
cision to put off the trial for one month
He said, first, that It was only reason
able to await the results of Colonel
Roosevelt's Injury; second, he had no
desire to crowd the defendant, and third,,
gave It as his opinion that It would be
unwise to call the ciu-e during the final
struggle In the presidential campaign.
Diseushlng the case as viewed by him
the Milwaukee county pioseoutor said
that us far as surface indications went,
Schiauk was sane.
"If Schrank is Insane," snld Mr. Zabel,
It seems that there Is method In his
madness when Ik selects for the scene
of his crime a State where there Is no
"Also I am Informed In mei-sages from
New York there has been no Insanity
In Schrank's family as far as can be
traced. In addition the man presents
none of the surface Indications of In
The State's attorney said he believed
Schrank had no accomplices or advisers
In the crime nnd that the shooting of
Colonel Roosevelt undoubtedly wns tho
outgrowth of Individual plans.
CALL CASE WHEN READY.
When the case Is called It will be
heard by Judge August C. Backus of
the municipal court, unless Schrank asks
a Chang'! of venue. The public pro.-'ecu-
tin Mild that after election be would
consult with Judge Backus and that they
would call the case to trial formally,
at their discretion.
The plea of guilty filed by Schronk
at his preliminary hearing before
Juige N. B. Neelen In the district
court this morning Is lookej upon as
nieroly perfunctory by the public
"I shall permit Schrank to withdraw
thnt plea of gulltv when he goes tj
trial, If he so desires," said Mr. Znbcl.
Schrank spent a iiilt afternoon -md
evening In his cell at the county Jail
where he had been taken after his
arraignment this morning. Much In -toroBt
centered in the chemical tests
on the remaining bullets from
Schrank's revolver, which were start
ed (thU afternoon by Professor R. E
Homer of Marquette University to de
termine If the bullet with which Col
onel Roosevelt wur shot hnd been poi
soned. Professor Somer snld thnt the
result would not be known exactly
for some time,
Schrank, when questlonei on this
point, lenied emphatically thnt he hnd
used poisoned bullets.
Milwaukee was remarkably quiet to
light considering tho tension of last
night after the shooting In front of tho
ailputrlck Hotel. Although expression
of deep regret for the occurrence mid of
solicitous Inquiry as to Colonel Roose
velt's condition was heard everywhere
there was little talk of possible violence
against the former president's would-be
In response to repeated questions from
Htate'i Attorney Zabel and Sheriff
Arnold, Schrank declared that at no time.
had he been a eoclaltit or a follower of
grounds for re ports mni ncnrnnK was or
hud bee'i a socialist or a reader of
"The man Is uninformed on socialism
as I havo ascertained In my examina
tions of him," said Mr. Znbel,
"I am afraid that because this
shooting happened to bo executed In
Milwaukee, Instead of Chicago, or any
other ono of a dor.cn cities, that many
people will unthinkingly Jump to tho
conclusion that It was the outgrowth
or Indirect result of a socialist pro
paganda. "Nothing could be further from tho
truth. This man knew no one In Mil
waukee and as far as we can ascer
tain, Is unfamiliar with any of the ex
ecutive or leading socialists In New
York. This unfortunate crime cannot
Justly be laid at the door of tho
socialists or any ono political party."
Just before ho lay down to sleep In
his narrow cell cot at nine o'clock to
night Sehriink expressed the first words
of regret that he has uttered since tho
"I'm sorry I shot," said Schrank as
a deputy sheriff was locking him up for
tho night. The men who arc watching
Schrang were surprised by two things:
That the prisoner nt no time nsked to
seo a newspaper nnd that he made no
Inquiry whatever, regarding Colonel
NEWS TOLD IN BRIEF.
War with Turkey cost Italy ?M,3I1,W
up to end of September.
Tho combined strennth of Montenegro,
Scrvln, Rulgarta nnd Greece Is ulfi.flOO men
on war footing compared with BOO.000 for
Since the Interstate commerce commis
sion was given power In 1510 to puss on
rate advances proposed by railroads, 167
cases have been docketed, of which S."
are pending, SI have been dismissed, '19
have been approved, and 32 disapproved.
Titanic claimants have Joined In the
tight against the Ocean Steamship com
pany and retained A. G. Murray who was
tr.gaged In the 10 years' litigation ngri'.nsl
owners of the French steamer La Uour
gogue. Four million dollars In damages
The September death rate in New York
was the lowest for any similar month In
the history of the health department. The
rate of 12.11 per 1.000 of population com-
rured with a rate of 13.31 during Scptem
tcr, 1911. The average September death
rate for the preceding 14 years was 15.53
The National Motor Indemnity com
pany nnd the National Motor Insurance
company hnve been formed by bankers
and automobile men to Insure motor cars.
Companies will have Identical ownevshlp
and be operated jointly. The former will
have capital stock uf ,( and the lat
The Gi.rman government has call.'..'
bankers Into conference over t.ie H.il
kan situation. A disturbing factor U
the fear that Russia will shut of til
exportation of grain. Uy.' and wheat
have both Jumped In prlec, still fur
ther aggravating tin problem of high
So serious ban the labor famine become
In Pittsburg that large employers are said j
to no stealing men tiom eacn otner.
This l.s a misdemeanor in Pennsylvania
nnd two suit have resulted. The Carne
gie Steel company sent out notice that 500
men were needed at once at Duquesne.
Pa. There are 15.OI0 miners In the Pitts
burg district and operators are advertis
ing for 5,000 additional men.
During the nine months ending Septem
ber 30, 133 mining companies distributed
!fC,!)00,54.l. As compared with the same
period In 1911 when 138 companies contri
buted, an lncreae ot J,",0:i,l:'3 Is shown for
thl.s year. Total disbursements ot the
13." mining companies since their Incor
poration amount to JTOS.r.i.st;. which ex
ceeds their total outstanding capital by
Papcis tiled In the eaMern States for
companies with an authorized capital of
fl.OiiO.onn during September lepreseiited
Jl tf,rfi0,or, nn Increase over September,
11111, of f(S,Olfi,noo. Compared with August,
however, a decrease Is shown of $19,150,
CiO. Charter. taken out by other com
panies with an Individual cnpltal of 100,
000 and more, brought the grand total up
to $224,185,000, nn Increase over 1911 of
Replies from -',000 special correspond
dents of the New York Journal of Com
merce as of September '.'4 make the con
dition of cotton 10.3, compared with 73.1 a
month ngo, n decline of 3.1 per cent. A
year ago the condition ws 70.8. In 1910.
65.7. and In 1909, 59.3. All States suffered
deterioration during August, Arkansas
showing greatest loss, with 10 points,
Texns holding Its own with a loss of only
A despatch from Shanghai says Dr.
Sun Ynt Sen's scheme for a system of
national railways for China comprises
three great trunk lines with eastern
terminals at Canton, Shanghai and
Tientsin. The Ilnrs will unite Lhasa to
Chlnn and all the 1S provinces will bo
linked up. Dr. Sun estimates the cost of
these lines at 3.'OO,000.f). which will bu
partly covered by contributions by the
provinces and partly by a loan.
Senator La Follette has committed him
self to the presidential candidacy nf Gov
ernor Woodrow Wilson, democratic nomi
nee, and will soon publicly announce his
position In his favor, according to a state
ment made by the Wilson national pro
gressive republican league. Other repub
licans who will vote for Wilson are: Dr.
Harvey W. Wiley, Rudolph Sprockets,
Louis D. Brandeis. Jacob H. Schlff, Wil
liam J. Sehleffelln. Raymond H. Fosdlck.
Ermnn J. Rldgcwny and Charles R.
Judge. Himirii In district court it
New York finds tho White Star linn
liable unler tho law for the Titanic
wreck damages to the amount of $01,
805. Statutes limit the liability of -i
shipowner for loss to tho value of
property salvaged after thn wreck
plus tho amount obtnlne.l for freight
nnd pnsseiigor transportation. l our
tcen lifeboats were recovered from the
Titanic wreck valued at $4,5Mj freight
earned was $2,073 nnd o'xpnlil passen
ger receipts, $8u,l..
Postmnster-Gonernl Hitchcock says:
"I believe thnt In time our postal sav
ings deposits, now $2.-.,ono.ono. will reach
n billion, and that several hundred mil
Hon of thosn will bo exchanged Into
bonds. About U0 postofflces are re
celvlng deposits nnd the number will
gradually be Increased to W.OCO. Tha
banks have changed their minds, nn",
nro helping Instead of hindering us.
Onl om-fourth of tho depositors aic of
FOR THREE HOURS
Monster Fleet Steams Majestical.
ly Out to Sea in 15-Mile
ANOTHER LONG SALUTE
Naval Procession Watched by
Tens of Thousands of People
on Steamers and at Win
dows of Skyscrapers.
New York, Oct, 15. The Atlantic fleet
htenmed out to sea this afternoon. From
the super-drradnoughts Arknnsas and
Wyoming to tho tiniest submarine, thn
123 war vessels that have been anchored
In the Hudson for the past three days
pursed In review before President Taft.
Tho column wns 15 miles long nnd was
nearly two hours In passing.
The President's yacht Mayflower
dropped anchor half a mile to the north
of the Statuo of Liberty. Hef-1de the
Mayflower anchored tho gunboats Dol
phin and Nashville, the former with
Secietary of the Navy Meyer aboard,
the latter hearing representatives of the
piesh. Mr. Meyers put off ut onco In
the Dolphin's launch for the Mayflower
and stood with the President on tho
bridge while the long lino moved ma
Flying the flag of Rear Admiral
Ostcrhaus, the fleet commander, tho Con
necticut, led the way with the Arkansas
following. The Wyoming came MO yards
behind the Arkansas and with the same
space hetween came tho remainder of 32
battleships and the division of cruisers.
When abreast the Mayflower, SCO yards
to starboard, tho Connecticut tired a slx-
pounder, tho first gun of the long presl
Tens of thousands of people on tho
banks of the Hudson aboard river steam
ers nnd at the windows ot downtown
.skyscrapers watched the fleet steam out
For three hours the Huds-on was cleared
of traffic, and with one notable excep
tion, not so much as a tug boat stirred
form her dock. The exception was the
North German Lloyd liner Kaiser Wllhclm
II. Siv renched quarantine as the lirst
of the battleships passed the Mayflower
and because she had aboard the malls
she was ppimltted to go to her dock.
.Mrs. I'eimella Miles, the oldest wom
an of Ncwfnno, is dead nt the age of
Hariu n publicans have fuimed a Taft
club and made plans for weekly meet
inus until the election In November.
Peter Lombard, for 33 years a painter
of Burro, 's dead of what Is known as
painter's colic. He hnd been ill 10 days.
The Vermont State Medical society
closed Its annual meeting In Montpeller
Friday with a morning session at the
Rutland's district nurse, Miss Cora
Porter, made ion calls last month, was
155 hours on duty ami had nine medical
Bane cletgymen ale to visit the mov
ing picture houses there and decide
whether any of the plctuies should bo
censured. They are to visit tho shows
In small groups unannounced.
John Simmons of West Pawlet has
been found guilty In Rutland county
court of larceny of goods to the valuo
of $75 fiom Layden & Burdlck's store
at West Pawlet.
Charles Adams of Cast Cabot Is dead
as tho result of being thrown from a
wagon. He received Internal Injuries.
The accident happened while ho was
returning from a creamery.
The public service commission may
eliminate the dancerous grade crossing
on the load to Danville, oast of what Is
known as Pumpkin hill, It Is considered
the most danguous of the crossings on
the St, Jnhnsbury it Ijiko Ch.implaln
Mrs. Iteitollul of llaire has had her
ft litem of nine months In jail suspend
ed. Mil claims she Is compelled to sell
luitior to support herself and throe young
children, because Barre allows her only
i. month for support.
Il.mnas Tlrkko of llrattlelxirn, about
to yeais of age, was severely Injured
when ho fell from the top of tlio big
caisson near tho New Hampshire and
ot the Boston A: Maine bridge, which
Is being built south of Brattleboro. He
fell VI foot nnd sustained Internal In
juries besides several bioken ribs.
John Lynch, a lumberman, was found
badly hurt Thursday night, when ho
fell or was thrown down the flight of
stairs leading to apartments above a
saloon In Rutland. Ho lecelvtd an ugly
gash over tho left eye.
Rutland had a dolugo ot brown moths
Friday night, covering walks and build
ings in the lighted business section.
Storekeepers and employes were out at
.-in early hour Saturday lighting tho
moths with water and brooms.
Tho annunl harvest festival In Rut
land for the benefit of the Old Ladles'
Homo Is to bo held October 30. Tho Rut
land Missionary association Is back or
Tho ordination to the ministry ot Al
l'ortlo Stlmson Phillips will take place at
tho Fnlversallst Church at East Montpel
ler this afternoon.
Ono now case of smallpox has boon
reported at Barro, that of Miss Agnes
Halo, aged IS, In whoso family one of
the early ensos wns reported.
Tho Row A. C, Griffin, who has been
curate of St. Monica's Catholic Church
at Barro for two years, Is to bo trans
forred to St. Aloyslus's Church at St.
Walter W. Brown of icutland, a
laborer, has tiled a petition In bank
ruptcy glvlniT liabilities ot $477.40 and
assets of $110. of which $S5 Is
The Wolls River passenger train
"truck tho Calais stage at the station
at Montpeller Monday night, despite
tho fact that bystanders warned tho
driver that the train was approaching.
.Nobody was Injure"
During the electric torm that swept
over Wnterbury Saturday night a bolt of
IlkhtnliiK struck tho Moody .4 Allium t loi1
trie transmission U"o to WatBlTrra
Dtixbim, causing a brilliant dlxphiy of
lire anil keeping Wnterbuiy In darkness
for two hours.
.lames C Motiolian. a former resident
of Rutland, died at the Franklin county
hospital at Oreenlleld, Mm., Saturday
afternoon of Injuries received when he
was run over by a train at Athol, Mass.,
that morning. He wns X) years old and
had lived all but six years of his life
Donald Orlllln of Hudson Fulls, N. Y.,
In attempting to pass a team near Man
chester Sunday, turned too far and as
n result the machine Jumped on top of a
stnno wall. All In the car escaped Injury.
Christ Church vestry of Montpeller
has elected J. A. DoHner, Oeorge
llrlggs and Ralph It. Denny as dole
gates to the convention In this city to
elect a bishop coadjutor for Illshop
Otis It. Lawrence of Wrlghtsvlllo
received a compound fracture of tho
leg Sunday when he was thrown from
hla carriage. Another team collided
with him nnd passed on without as
certaining the extent ot his Injuries.
Commissioner 'John V. Tltcomb
says In his annual rnport that there
has been paid out In the past year for
damage dono by deer fl ,030.(10, and
that $6,B3S wns paid In fines and
1,i3R,ri.1 In costs for violation ot Hsh
and game Inws.
Mrs. Martha Lawrence of North Hero
hns a home-grown lemon which meas
ures 124(, by UV, Inches and weighs 17
ounces. Its weight caused it to break
the branch on which It hung, nnd It fell
while yet green, Tho last lemon that
ripened on Mrs. Ijiwrcnce's tree weigh
ed 15 ounces,
The Urattleboro council of Knights of
Columbus hns offered a prize of a 110
gold piece to fhc high school pupil who
writes the boot essay on "The Discovery
of the Western Hemisphere and Its Ad
vantages nlso a to gold piece to the
pupil In tho ninth grado writing tho
best essay on the same subject.
At the 33rd annunl meeting of the Ver
mont Branch of the Woman's Auxiliary
to the board of missions of the Episcopal
Church, held In Woodstock last week,
Miss Constance R. Wheeler of Burlington
was re-elected president, Mrs, F. N. 'Whit
ney of Northfleld corresponding secrc
tary, Mrs. A. F. Hawes of Burlington re
cording secretary and Mrs C. E, Parker
of Vergcnnos treasurer.
BATHS OF CAR AC ALL A.
Their Magnificence Revealed l
cent Hxcnvntlona In Rome.
(Rome Cor. of the London Standard.)
During the work ot acquiring and iso
lating tho extensive tract of land, to ba
called tho "Archaeological Promenade,
which will enclose a considerable propor
tion of the antiquities of Rome in one
huge park, excavations have been carried
on under tho superintendence of Senator
Lanclani In the magnificent baths of
Caracalla, one of the largest and most
impressive masses of ruin to bo found In
the eternal city, and tho results aro prov
Ing of unhoped-for Interest and value.
It was well said In olden times that tho
Roman baths were like provinces, and
although the baths of Caracalla wore not
as Immense as those of Diocletian their
luxury nnd magnificence were unequalled,
us Is proved by the splendor and perfec
tlon of the vast halls which are still to
be seen above ground and by the long
list of world-famed statues and mosaics
taken from this site, such as those now In
the Fames collection of Naples, and
many others which have survived the
fury of the Iconoclast and the fatal lime
kiln, while the present Investigations
have brought back to our knowledge a
subterranean city consisting of over 4.000
yards of vast galleries which were used
by the slaves nnd attendants, and for
marvelous hydraulic, heating and venti
lation systems In connection with tho
great bathing establishment above,
Tho ground beneath is honeycombed
with splendid drains for carrying off the
water which the low level of tho neigh
borhood has gathered there In immense
quantities, and these lino works of an
clent Rome could easily bo put Into prac
tical order onco again but that tho differ
ence In the level ot the Tiber, which is
now almost "1 feet higher than It was in
Imperial times, makes it impossible to
have even the .small slopo necessary to
carry the pipes Into the river.
During the last two months' work among
tho agglomeration of stone and marble
fragments which were choking up the
canals for carrying off the water two
splendid archaic heads havo been found
both In excellent condltton.'ono represent
Ing Apollo and tho other Bacchus Alca.
mene.s. a tlno torso of an athlete of al
most life-size, a charming little satyr and
tho half of a head In Greek marble which
l.s supposed to represent a member of the
ntonlne family. Tho most important
discovery, however, from an artistic point
of view, Is that which was made In
little room beneath tho surfaco with a
rough mosaic floor, on which were found
heaped together tha fragments, moro
than life-size, of a beautiful statue ot
Venus Anadyomene with arms uprated.
Tho head only and some small unimport
ant fragments are wanting, but Profes
sor Vallc believes that It repiesonts un
doubtedly a Greek masterpiece, and ono
ot tho most Important artistic finds of
Tho room In which this treasure was
unearthed proved to be part of the
largest and most complete Mlthraum
ever discovered. In a gallery leadtns to
the main hall Is a fountain and niches for
sacrltlclal lustrations, and, In addition to
several rooms for various uses, such as
keeping tho nnlmals required for sacrifice,
Is ii splendid Mlthralc sanctuary, about
25 yards long nnd 10 1-2 yards wide, di
vided by three pilasters, which distinctly
Indicate tho divisions for tho different
grades of the mysterious Oriental rite
which this and other dlscovcile.s lately
made havo proved to have taken such a
hold on tho Romans of the empire.
Fragments of ritual sculpture, an nltnr
In tho form of .a mass of rocks, with u
serpent winding its way through the
stones, a base for a bas-relief, on tho
two sides of which are most Interesting
Greek Inscriptions to the god, and many
peculiarities of tho construction of tho
building Illustrate with fulness and detail
this Incomprehensible symbolic cult.
In the precincts of the baths above,
pear the Stadium, an ancient library has
been uncovered, for completeness ami
size comparable only to those of Per-
gaums and Tlmgad In Africa, showing
niches for statues, a platform tor roan
ers, nnd galleries to cnnble attendants to
have access to tho books.
In addition to all this, the carrying
away of 200,000 cubic metres ot earth,
thus restoring tho orlglnnl level of tho
Laths and bringing to light magnificent
nnd well preserved pavements, has ndded
Immensely to the height nnd grandeur of
the ruins, which now stnud nbout 90 feet
above the ground, their groat masses of
loll coloring ngnlnst the blue Italian sky
making un effect which It world be dim-
cult to match elsewhere.
Somebody will tnke the first direct step
toward home ownership, to-day, Influ
enced entirely by one of the real est.H
- jrrrr - v la U to bo YOU?
HAPPENINGS IN YERMONT
(Continued from page 12.
'red Elliott and children were In Han.
Murtlno Borella nnd Miss Glovanlni.
ierlnl were married Saturday In the pies.
nee ot a few friends by the Rov. W
Benjamin Reynolds. Christian Hansen
ins sold his homo on St. llyuclnthe street
to Chnrles Morell. Fred C. I'utnum has
bought tho stock In trade nt the Moodv
tore nnd has leased the building Mis
G, Bundy und Miss Alice Bundy have
been visiting In Lebanon, N. II.- Henry
I. Rogers and Mrs. Alible Moody motored
to Barro Thursday and while them
icught a 1913 model Bulck cur. Mrs.
Moody returned home tho same du
while Mr. Rogers remained to lenrn ti
operato tho car, returning Saturdav Mls
tcna Moffot of Wlnlleld, Kami., came Sat
urday to spend some weeks In the Metl
cdlst parish. Ralph Spelling and fumll
of Bow, N. It., are guests at F. U. Spell
ing's. Among thoao who took tho morn-
r.g local Tuesday on their way to Mont
peller were Representatives Billings of
Woodstock and Jcnne of Reading, win
camo by automobile ns far as Buthcl
The Cnngregatlonollsts hold a successful
fair Thursday and Friday, Including a
chlcken-pio supper Thursday evening and
an Illustrated lecture Friday evening by
tho Rev. Oscar M. Chombcsjln on "Tur
key In Revolution." Whltcomb high
school defeated the State Agricultural
school at football Saturday by a score of
7 to 0. Tho game was played at Ran
dolph Center, and wag tho Bethel team'
fourth successive victory.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION.
WlndBor county means to aecure
the agricultural field agent, whose
services are available to the county 'n
this State which shall alae a sufficient
fund by November l, Report from
different towns over the oountjr aro
indicative that tne attempt will ba
successful, The amount required Is
$2,400 for two years' servTce and the
United States matches the sum railed
Jollar for dollar. At the meeting of
the board of trade Tuesday evening
the board of trade appropriated ISO
for this fund and two farmer Sav
guaranteed $100. A careful osnmaes
of the town will bo made at once.
When secured, the expert makes It
his business to circulate amour the
farmers, examining conditions, and
making sugiresUons for t'aelr better
ment nnd actmg as general advisor
along an lines of farm Improvement,
Including soil fertility, methoie of
culture, farm buildings.
A series of smoke talks is one ot
the projeoted features of the board of
trade for the coming winter anJ top
ics of general interest will be pre
sented by out of town speakers. A
special committee consisting of J. M.
Gilbert, B. L. Bogle, F. M. Greenough,
F. W. Adams and F. T. Williams waf
appointed to confer with the Poultrj
Association and local merchants wit.
a vlow of having tho poultry exhlbl
tlon and merchants' week come at tin
same time In December. Committee
wrth the following as chnlrmon wer;
chosen: Public Improvement. J. V
Gtlbort; legislation and taxation. 1"
A. Elliott; transportation, W. W. Ru
sell; new enterpr'ses, C. L. L 1'
veau; publicity, R. F. Wells.
BOBBING FOR EELS.
Ten Vert of Continuous Worm" t
Wr of Unit.
Practically all forme of fishing are goor
fun, and none more so than bobbing foi
eels, says a writer In the American Do-
The outfit required Is simple, though pre
paring It Is rather a gruesome task. You
will need at least a hnlf pint ot tnose
big angleworms called "night crawlers'
for each bob you nro to prepare, and you
will need a bob for each fisherman.
The angleworms are threaded on a
stout silk or linen thread (sawing silk
doubled a number of times will answer
very well) until you have about ten
feet of continuous worm. A long knitting
needle with n notch tiled at one end to
hold the thread, or better still with an
eye drilled In it, makes a good threader,
if there is no knitting needle to bo ob
tained you can make a very satisfactory
substitute from fairly stiff wire.
After your long worm la prepared, make
a compact ball of It by doubling up lta
length again and again; it Is also ad
visable to pass a good many loops of
ajlk thread tightly nbout the whole. Tie
the bob to n, pleco of stout flahline six
or eight feet In length and add a sinker
of moderate weight Use a short, stiff
polo; a section from the end of a com
mon bamboo pole will do finely.
Tho underlying idea of bobbing is thtVc
The eels are attracted by the chiater of
worms nnd proceed to bito chunks out
of It. In this process their teeth, which
aro exceedingly fine and sharp as needles,
are caught In tho silk threads, and you
can actually Jerk them out of tho water
and Into a boat before they let go. It
has a grtat advantage over using a bait
ed hook, for you are not compelled to
handle the slimy creatures In tolling
them from your lino. Of course, the eels
caught are not so largo as those some
times captured with a hook and line,
for tho tig follows offer so much re
sistance that thoy often escape, but
moderate sized ones aro taken In great
numbers, and even nn occasional "old
This stylo of fishing is especially well
adapted to salt water creeks and tide
ways, and In such a case one should an
chor his boat In shallow water, as the
tide rises on the meadows. It Is also
said to be used with very killing effect
In ftesh water, wherever eels arc found
in any numbers. To show how eifcetlve
bobbing Is I might say that a friend and
myself caught between seventy-live and
a hundred ono night -ot course, eels il(
most of their feeding after dark In abom
two hours, and could have taken more
but for the fact that our bobs wcie llter-
illy chewed to bits.
At tho closing session Oct. U a
Barre of the grnnd lodge of Vermont
International Order of Good Templars,
tho Rev. H. E, Phillips of St. Johnsbury
was elected grand chief templar. Other
officers are; Grand councilor, W. F.
Bump of Salisbury; grand vlce-templ.tr.
Mrs. Kuto II. Smith of Cabot; grand
superintendent of juvenile work, Miss
Carrlo White of East Calais; grand sec
retary, Mrs, C. D. Edgcrton of North
field; grand treasurer, Royce Boardmar
of Hast Mlddlebury; grnnd deputy, M
H, Morgnn of Bennington; grnnd chan
cellor of educational courses, Mrs, O. 8.
Wllley of Barro; grand electoral super
intendent, tho Hon Frank Plumley of
Tho Bull Moose party will havo eloctois
all but four States, Idaho, Wisconsin,
iouih i-'iKolltta tuul JUiiaguri,