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THE BURIjTNGTON FKKKFRKSS AND TIMES: THPBBDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1THZ.
Jeldom Has a General Assembly
Started with More Business
Monlpcliir, Oct. 1.,.-Jt Is seldom that
I session of tlio General Assembly una
itnrtcd off wltli witch evident purposes
ami prospects of doing Its work expedi
tiously iltl1 well,
Tho Senate bus nltondy passed one Mil
and fcent It to thu House, tlio measure
relating to trustee process. It has passed
ironiptly the perfunctory resolutions ncc
ssnry to keep business moving, and
Ihls afternoon ordered to n third read
ing three Joint resolutions, one of them
making provision for the collection of
data relative to the taxation of personal
.roiierty from So representative towns
Tor the use of the General Assembly.
'I'll. Is the resolution Introduced last
week by Mr. Wnllis of Washington
The Uou-c this afternoon ordered to a
third rending tlw bill Introduced nt tho
morning session b.v Mr. Strong of Hyde
Park amending the act providing for
Ibe rebuilding of the eotut house and
Jail at Hyde Park-
There haj. been no hurried legislation
nnd the membets show no disposition
in attempt any, but the promptneits of
action In these lnMnncca, carrylnK as
surance of similar promptitude later on,
makes the prosprl for pood work en
couraging (Governor Fletcher In his
tnaueural declared that good work was
more desirable than n short session, and
the members seem disposed to accom
The special committees of the House
and Senate to consider ptoposals of
amendment to the State constitution were
appointed this morning and tho proposed
amendment to the constitution of the
United States providing for popular elec
tion of senators itm laid before the
To-day's work, Interrupted as It was
by a Joint assembly In tho afternoon to
receive the report of the canvassing com
mittee on the vote for congressmen, may
not look large to the observer, but It will
count for much.
A measure introduced by Mr Rrlgham
of Uradford, refiulrlng practically all
vehicles on the highways to carry lights
at night, Is favorably considered by
many members to whom the suggestion
has been presented.
Mr. Cook of Lyndon presented the ex
pected woman suffrage bill, but It wab
of necessity so technical In Its wording,
being an amendment to the existing law,
that Its full Import was not generally
grasped on hearing It read.
The Senate bill Introduced bv Mr.
Darling of Orange, providing that the
Governor may (111 vacancies In tile State
Senate, Is of Impol tnncci because some
counties now have but one senator and
III the event of that one dying or resign
ing the county under the present law
would remain unrepresented In the upper
house for the remainder of the term.
Several bills relating to the fish and
game Uwn have been presented to tho
committee ,in revision and two havo
made their appearance In tho House.
Tlieso will all be considered In connec
tion Wt'i the complete revision of tlio
chapter en game and flslieilcs, which
h.is been piepared under tho direction
r John W Titcomh, the (ommissioner
i f .me and fisheries.
Friends of die Cnstleton normal school
leallze tile advantage of taking early
fiction when an appropriation is asked
Charles A. Adams, the piinclpal of
.h.it Institution, appeared before tlio
onimlttecs on appropriations tills lnorti-
ng to urge tho need of a new heating
jlant, which Is provided for in the bill
Introduced by Senator Chaffee last week.
The Rev Mareellus W. Farmnn, tho
blind chaplain of the Senate, has re-
oveicd from his Indisposition and made,
his first appearance In tho Senate this
morning. He was .able to recognlzo many
of the old members, whom he had
known in previous sessions, by hearing
The Farmers' club, which has been an
Important institution In past sessions,
will reorganize Wednesday evening. The
old place of meetings, the general com
mittee room, has been so cut up, by tak
ing off a room for tho commissioner of
weights and measures nnd another for a
eheck room, that It Is no longer largo
enough for meetings of the club and tho
r'ipreme court room will be used.
The special legislative committee ap
pointed to Investigate and report on the
question of seating or unseating Dr. W.
J Aldrich of St. Johnsbury has decided
to report unanimously in favor of seat
ing him on the ground that ho did not
hold at the time of his election an office
t)t pro tit or trust within the meaning of
tho words as used In the constitution. Dr.
ldrlch at the tlmo of bis election on
Jhe progressive ticket wus a federal
OFFICIAL RECORD OF DAY
The Senate was called to order by
iteut.-Governor Howe and devotional cx
rclses wero conducted by the Hev. Mor
ellus W. Farrnan, the Senate chaplain.
S. 0 By Mr. Dyer of Rutland, regtilat
ng tho infliction of the death penalty.
Like S. 3 nnd I except that present law
ipplles to caf-es arising under it.) State
,nd Industrial Interests.
S. 13 By Mr. Darling of Orange, to pro
ildo for filling vacancies In Statu Senate,
provides for appointment by governor.
S 10- Hy Mr House, relating to the dis.
luall.llcutlon of juinrs. (Dlsqualllled If
trawn within four years, liaises per diem
from $:! to $.'!.) State and court expenses.
S. H-lly Mr. lllanchaid of Wlrnlmr,
unending act Incorporating Claicndon
Power company. Corporations.
S. 12 Hy Mr. Chaffee, extending tho
lime for publication of "Vermont Court
J'roccdure." Joint committee on library.
S. H Hy Mr. Hoy, relating to compet
ency of witnesses. Judiciary.
ADOPTED IN CONCURRENCE.
Joint resolution granting tho use of
Representatives' hall to the Vermont So
tlety of Engineers on tho evening of Oc
Tho chair appointed as inemberB of thu
ipeclal committed to consider proposals
f amendment to the constitution, Sena
Jors Mcf'uen, Mattlson, Hoy, (Jillnlan,
Itole, Johnson, Dodds, Hlierwln, Darling
3f Oninge, Davis, Chaffee, Wallls, Har
scr and Illanchard of Windsor.
Bv air. McCuen providing for a Joint
LOOK FOR YOURSELF
and you will readily be convinced that ior
comfort and protection to your pocketbook
that the Fletcher Shoe Sale is what
you are looking lor, as we use
only standard, reliable makes
particularly adapted to
styles, quality and
service at prices
that please and
For Ladies purchaser.
The Walk Well
The Virginia Temple
The Fletcher Special
The Buster Brown
Large line of Comfort Shoes. The largest line of Boys'
and Girls', Misses' and Childs' Shoes in the city .
W. L. Douglas
The Ethan Allen
The Walk Well
The Shoe King
The Buster Brown
The above goods are in the very latest style. Black, tan,
white, common and extra high cuts. Every pair marked
with a sale price tag that defys all competition. Rubbers
are included in this sale. The constant attendance each
day to this sale proves the appreciation of the public of
this quality of well known makes of goods being
slaughtered at our prices. Now is the time and
FLETCHER'S IS THE PLACE!
assembly at 2::jo tills afternoon to hear
the report of the niuinltlee to canvass
votes for members of Congress. Adopted,
On motion of Mr. Dyer of Addison, ad
journed at 10-II.
THIRD READING OltDnillD,
Joint resolution authorizing the pro
curing of data ie!at!vu to taxation of
Joint resolution proldng a ste
nographer for tho president of the Sen
ate and speuki r of tho House.
Joint resolution authorising tint Joint
committee on industrial school to visit
S. 15. Uy Mr. Laird of Washington,
amending Sec. ISO. P. S., relating to ex
ceptions. (Allows any superior Judge to
amend bill of exceptions In case of death
or resignation of Judgo who presided at
the trials Judiciary.
At 2:30 o'clock the Senate repaired to
thtt hall of the House for a joint assem
bly, and on Its return adjourned on
motion of Mr. Pollard of Windsor lit
2:10 p. m.
Devotional exercises were conducted
by tlio chaplain.
VhA speaker announced tho follow
ing special committee nn constitution
al amendments. Addison, Mr. Weeks
of Mlddleburyi Pennington, Mr. Flynn
of Dorset: Caledonia, Mr. Shaw of
Peachamj Chittenden, Mr. Goodroo of
Illnesbiirg; Essex, Mr. Lntii.) of Mall-
stone; Franklin, Mr. Watson of St, Al
hnns city; Grand Isle, Mr. Pike of Isle
La Motto; Lamoille, Mr. S'llowny of
Elmorn; Orange, Mr, Smltii of New
bury; Orleans Mr. Wylln of Glover:
1 1 ii tlit ii.l. . Pelkey of Fair Haven;
Washington, Mr. Holtnn of Cahof
Wliiilliani, Mr. Ware of Wilmington;
Windsor, Mr. (lunrtisey of Ftoehcstor
II. Ily Mr. (iugo of WciUhorstlnM,
to reimburse tint town of Weathers
Held for money oxpeticl.'d In the con
struction of nn InteiNtiito hrl lge
(Appinpilati'S $.1,000 for bridge bctwit'T.
Wiatlieistlel.l and ('lareniout. N. II)
To uomuilttco on Hpptoprlations.
II. 10, Ily Mr. Cook of Lyndon, to
amend section 2944 of the P, S., ro
S., relating to ciinllllcallonB of voters.
(Grants general suffrage to women. J
Committed on intoinal affairs,
H. 11, Ily Mr. Locke of llartou, to
amend section 2944 of tho P. S re
lating to the distribution of estates of
deceased persons. General committer
1 1. 12. Hy Mr. Culliilmii of Mont
puller to ninund section n.121 of the
P. S as amended hy suction 1 of No,
1,10 of the acts of 1908, uni section 1
of I'.l.'l of the nets of 1910, relating to
hunting of deer. (HiirkH with horns
four inches long, may he hunted from
November 1 to 10 incliislvd.) Joint
committee on guinp anJ llsherles.
II. 13. Py Mr. Harry of Springfield,
to Incorporate the Sprlnglleld Trust
Company. Committee on banks.
H. II. Hy Mr. Callahan of Montpeller to
regulatf the practice of veterinary medi
cine, surgery and dentistry. Committee
II. 15. Ily Mr. Knight of Dununerston, j
to amend section S329 of the P. S., relat
ing to killing grey Kjulrrels. (Open sc.i.
son October 1 to December IS, when only
live may be taken, nnd those only for
food. Penalty f 10.) To Joint committee on
game and tisherles.
H. 10. Uy Mr. Knight of Dummerston,
(by request), to anient! section 2 of No.
19S of the acts of 1910, entitled an act
protecting fur bearing animals. (October
close season for fox and skunks). Joint
committee on game nnd fisheries.
H. 17. By Mr. Urlghnm of Bradford,
requiring certain vehicles operating on
tho public highways, to carry lights at
night. General committee.
H. 18. Ily Mr. Strong of Hydo Park,
in amendment of and in addition to No.
26ii of the nets of 1910, entitled "An act
providing for the rebuilding of a court
house, Jail nnd Jailer's residence for the
county of Lamoille. To special committee
of members from Lamoille county.
H. 19, Hy Mr, Plumley of Northlleld.
an act to provide for the safekeeping of
wills. General committee,
Itelatlng to Joint assembly on Tuesday,
October 15, 1912, nt 2:3") In tho afternoon
to hear the report of the joint canvassing
committee on the election of members of
Congress. Adopted in concurrence.
On motion of Mr. Thomas of Sheldon,
the House at lfi;45 o'clock adjourned.
TIIIKD JIKADINO OIlDliHKD.
it. IS. An act in amendment of an
addition to No. 220 of tho acts of
19P1, entitled, "An net providing for
the rebuilding of a courthouse, jail
and Jailer's residence for the county
At 2:::o p. in., to hear the report of
tho joint canvassing committee, to
canvass votes for members of Con
gress, The report follows:
Whole number of votes cast .... 2fp, S9I
Necesbitry for a choice lS.Hlfi
'runic L. Greene of St. Albans
hadH If., 1 09
Patrick M. Meldon of ltutlnnd... 9,161
George L. Story of Milton 797
John Spargo of Honnlngton. . . . 154
Majority fur Frnuk L. Greene.. 5,047
anil Prank U Greene, who received
the major part of the votes, Is repre
sentative to Congress from tho (irsl
district fur tho two years from March
Wholo number of votes cait. .. .22,979
Necessary for u choice 11,410
Frank Plumley hail J It, :j 1 f
O. O, Sawyer 1,169
LMmer ):, Phillips 533
Chester K. Ordwny 70S
Majority for Frank Plumley 3,053
ami Frank Plumley, who received the
major part of the votes, Is represen
tative to Congress from the second
district for the two years from March
FKO.M T11K GOVi;itNOK.
The speaker read the following letter
lecelved from the Governor:
"I have thu honor to transmit herewith
to tho Hou.su of HepresentHtlves for tho
use of the General Assembly a certified
copy of a joint resolution adopt
ed at the second soslon of tho
Sixty-second Congress of the United
States of America proposing nn amend
ment to the constitution of the United
States, together vUh a letter from tho
Hon. Philander C. Knox, secretary of
state, under date of May 17, 1912."
Proposing an amendment to the coiibtl
tutlon providing thnt senators shall bo
elected by the people of the several
He.'-olvcd, bv the Senate nnd House of
Representatives of the United States of
America In Congress assembled (two
thirds of each House concurring therein):
That in lieu of the first paragraph of sec
thin three of article II of the confctltutlon
of tho United States, and in lieu of so
much of paragraph two of the s ime sec
tion as relates to tho tilling of vacancies,
the following be proposed as an amend
ment to the constitution, which shall be
valid to all intents and purposes as part
of the constitution when ratltlcd by tho
legislatures of tlliee-foui'ths of tho
"The Senate i,f tho United States shall
be composed of two scnutors from each
Stale, electeil by the people thereof, for
tlx year.; and each senator shall hnvo
oih' vote. The electors In each State shall
have the nualltleatlon.s lequtslte for elec
tors of the most numerous brunch 'it the
"When vacancies happen In the repre
sentation of any State In the Senate, the
executive authority of such State shall
I.--.SUO writs of election to Mil such vacan
cies; provided, that tlio legMuturo of any
Mate may empower the executive thereof
to make temporary appointments until the
people till the vacancies hy election as the
lcglslatuio may direct.
"This nmcndnvnt shall not be so con
strued as to affect the election of term of
any senatoi elioneii imfore It becomes valid
as part of tho constitution." Ileferred to
committee on federal relations.
On motion of Mr. Itlpley of I'oultney
the House adjourned at 2:5S.
FKDFRAL COUUT OCTOHKIl 21.
rtutlnnd, Oct. 15,-Tho adjourned Octo
ber term of tho United States district
court which was scheduled to meet In
Kuthwid to-day was formally adjourned
again until October 21 at 2:30 o'clock In
the afternoon In this city.
Charles Russell Ilurke, nephuw of the
lato United States Senator Proctor of
Vermont, In New York supreme court
was UiIh week fined 13,273 for arrears of
alimony awarded his wife.
IN TAFT'S HONOR
President Reviews Greatest Fleet
of Warships Ever Seen
LINE 15 MILES IN LENGTH
Naval Attaches of Great Britain,
Germany, Japan and Other
Nations Watch Pano
New York, Oct. 14. President Taft stood
on the bridge of tho Mayflower this after
noon with Secretary of the Navy Meyer
beside him and inspected a fleet of war
vessels upon whose like no other Presh
dent of tho United States has ever gazed
for 15 miles up the Hudson river he
passed before the armada of Ironclads
which has been mobilized here since Bat
unlay. Most of the Journey was made
between u double line of cruisers and
battleships and all the way from 31M
street to wlthlnK hailing distance of
Yonkers the cannonnde of i presidential
taluto swept over the water.
"Well." said the President, as he left
the, bridge after tho Mayflower had re
turned to her anchorage and tho cannon
were stilled, "everybody ought to be
proud of thnt fleet."
The naval attaches of Oreat Britain
Germany, Japan, Italy nnd half a scoro
ether nations sat with the President and
watched the 15-mlle panorama of fighting
Under leaden skies whose color blended
with tho sombre fighting craft, the May
flower, bearing the President and Mr.
Meyer, headed up stream shortly after
two o'clock. During the forenoon, Secre
tary Meyer nad Inspected the fleet from
the Dolphin. The dun smoke of the fleet's
salute to him still hung In a haze over
the water when the guns of the flagship
Connecticut bellowed a presidential salute
of 21 guns. Thence, as the Mayflower
steamed northward, each battleship on
the starboard and tach cruiser to port
volleyed the long salute as the presi
dential yacht came abreast. Six torpedo
boats convoyed tho Mayflower through
the fleet. Directly behind the presidential
yacht steamed the gunboat Dolphin and
In tho Dolphin s wako there came a
harbor patrol boat, flying the flag of
Mayor Gaynor. The mayor sat on the
bridge. The gunboat Nashville with news
paper men aboard came next and behind
the Nashville steamed the Hendrlck
Hudson, bearing the citizens' committee
and their guests.
Earlier I n the day the Nashvlllo
had escaped, by a narrow margin, col
lision with the mine layer San Fran
cisco, laden with 90,000 pounds of ex
plosives Intended fur charging mines.
Three other members of the Presi
dent's eahlnet wero with him on the
Mayflower; Attorney-General Wlcker-
sharn. Postmaster-General Hitchcock
and Secretary of War Stlmson.
To-morrow the fleet will weigh an
chor and steam out of tho harbor.
President Taft will review it from the
Mayflower, anchored near the Statue
of Liberty, as it passes out.
HEAR VIEW OF LIGISLATION
Hill la the Hopper Itrvaliitluu to lit
Accomplished by Striking Out
the Word "Mnle."
Montneller. Oct. 15. With the third
week of the Legislature comes tho
prospect of much serious work. The first
weeks of a session urn bv no meunu
wasted, but the necessity of getting
acquainted and of adjusting the men of
the Legislature to tho machinery of
legislation Mis the time tn tho evrlii.lnn
of the ordinary routine of law making.
On Thurtdav of this wiv will mma
the election of Judges, and all through
the week bills may be exneeted in rain
In thick and fast.
Of the bills already introduced and
under consideration, th Houid hill rt i
providing for an appropriation for the
otate university is among the most im
portant. The three Senate bills to do
away with hanging In favor of elaei.
cution are likely to result In an lm-
portant modification of the system of
punishing the greatest crimes. (S. 1) the
bill exempting wages to the amount of
ten dollars from trustee process, which
has already passed the Senate, Is especial
ly important as a vindication of nariv
(H. 3), tho bill to modify court nrncedur
by opening the door more liberally to
amendment of pleadings. Is an un.to.dnin
measure which was vigorously fought
over two sessions ago. How far the right
to amend pleadings during the progress
of a civil case should bn if run t nl In n
difficult question. It Is generally agreed
unit ermont courts ure strict in limiting
this privilege. The more llhernl nil.
thorltles agree that tho ono time when it
Is proper to deny the privilege of amend,
ment Is when to do so would take the
opposing side by surprise. Rut lust hnar
to determine when the other side will be
mniairiy surprised and how to guard
against It Is difficult tn know.
i no woman suffrage bill (H. 10), also
Introduced by Mr. Cook of Lyndon, calls
for remarkably little in fho way of
changu on the statute books; namely,
the striking out of the word "male" in
Seo. 6S of the public statutes and again
in Sec. 3,416. Some members of the
Houso have ex prist ed fciirprlse at the
revolution which can bo- accomplished
by hUlklng out that ono offending word.
It Is not olear yet how much of a fight
will be made for the rights of women
this year. Hut taking everything into
uecount this session would seem a inodt
opportune time to press !L
F.xprosslons of approval and admlra
lion for the course which tho Fletcher
administration seems to have determined
upon are heard with mnr.!.
quency throughout the capital. The Ideal
ui win new Governor nppears to be r.
sober, con.tructlve efficiency, with little
time or room for display and very def.
Inlte Ideas as to what needs to be done.
The policy to make the administration
simple and businesslike in apparent to
the merest visitor, for Instance, where
thy secretary of civil and military af
fairs hai under somo administrations
appeared morn ornamental than useful,
a kind of glorified footmn, that official
now Is a very busy young lawyer, The
Impression l growing that Qovsrnor
Fletcher known what he wants for tho
State and knows how to get It
It Is as yet too early for tho Introduc
tion of many measures of great Import.
Such Important subjects for legislation
as taxation and railroads, and even the
questions of eugenics and criminology
suggested in the message of tho out-
going governor, have as yet been prac
tically untouched, nut when tho time
comes theie Is sunt to ho a strugglo with
mo vexca taxation question as wci lls
with tho direct primary problem, and
about the railroads there has boon con
siderable scurrying around of prominent
persons ana an ominous sltence.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING
Many New Member. Kleeted-mcers
an. curator Chosen- Tfcaak.
Voted Bennington Men.
Montpeller, Oct IS. The annual meet
lug of the Vermont Historical society was
held at the State Houso this afternoon
with about the usual attendance, but the
Increasing Interest In tho work of the
society is shown by the largo number of
new members elected:
Tho report of the treasurer showed that
the cash on hand at the beginning of the
year and the receipts totalled II, 127.16 and
the expenditures K30.45, leaving a balance
A vote of thanks was passed to Oen. J.
a. McCulttfugh, Hall Park McCulloUgh
and F. W. Jennings for their gift of a
copy of the Bennington Declaration of In
dependence. It was voted to place the
original or a photograph, as may be de
cided best, in a brortze frame or case to
cost not more than $100 and Fred A. How
land, Walter H. Crockett and Dorman H.
K. Kent of Montpeller were appointed a
committee to take that matter In charge.
The report of the librarian called spe
cial uttentlon to the need of more room
In tho Strife House and the matter was
freely dbtcusaed by the members. A com
mittee wns appointed consisting of the
Hon W. W, Stlckney, the president, Hor
ace W. Bailey, and J K. Bntchelder to
tirgo the matter upon the present General
Assembly, atid the old committee having
that matter In charge was continued.
The officers elected are: President,
W. W. Stlckney of Ludlow; vlce-preal-dents,
J. A. DeBoer of Montpeller, II.
W. Bailey of Newbury and J. E. Good
rich of Burlington; recording secre
tary, Fred A. Howlan.l of Montpeller,
corresponding secretaries, Dorman U.
K. Kent and W. H. Crockett of Mont
peller; treasurer, II. F. Field of Hut-
land; librarian. Dorman H. K. Kent of
Montpeller; curators, J. M. Thomas of
Middlebury; Hall Park McCullough,
Bennington; Henry Fairbanks, 3t
Johnsbury; J. K. Goodrich, Hurllngton;
P. H. Dale, Island Pond; F. L. Green.
St. Albans: N. W. Frsk. Isle La Motte.
C. S. Page, Hyde Park; H W. Bailey
Newbury: K. W. BalJwin, Barton; F.
C. Partridge, Proctor; W. H. Crorke't,
Montpeller; Lyman S. Hayes, Bellows
Falls; O. A. Davis. Windsor, with C.
W. Bailey, secretary of State; H. F.
Graham, auditor, and George W. Wing.
State librarian, members ex-offlcio.
The new members elected are: C. M
Bennett, H. F. Leslie. H. J. Brcan, F
D. iMTlg, P. F. Blodgett, K. L. Whitney.
J. M. Boutwell, W. C. Colton, Abraham
Long. T. K. Callahan. Charles Parker,
D. T. Hanloy. C. A. Webb. S. S. Bal
lard. Paul Dillingham. L. D. Taft. F
M. Bryan, H. D. Hopkins, H. J. M
Jones, II. I. Farwell, Thomas Dewey,
F. T. Parsons, B. M. Hayward, C. A. CI.
Jackson, Dr. K. A. Colton of Mont
peller, K. P. Wells, Newbury,
J. If. Peabody, Canon City, Colo.
A. A. Robinson, Topeka, Kans.; C. S.
Gleed, Topeka, Kans.; D. P. Klngsley,
New York, N. Y. ; F. A. Wnlker, Lud
low; O. N. Helton. St. Albans; T. P.
Frost, Evanston, III.; D. T. Montague,
Boston. Mass.: II, L. Stlllson, Benning
ton; T. N. Vail. Lyndonville: A. W.
Foote, Cornwall; F. M. .Butler, Rutland:
W. E. Lougee, New York, N. Y ; M.
O. Perkins, Windsor; T. B. Proctor,
Utlca, N. Y.; G. F. Leland. Springfield;
F. E. Howe, Bennington; C. It. Wells,
Newark, N. J.: E. D. Welling, Benning
ton; T. K. Hrynes, Boston, Mass.; W.
R. Mead, New York. N. Y.j Frederick
Billings, Woodstock; It. F. Pettlgrewr
Sioux Falls, So. Dak.; W. L. Anderson,
Amherst, Mass.; W. M. Towlei Potsdam,
N. Y.; H H. Ross, Rutland; E. J.
Chamberlln, Montreal, Can.; F. D.
Abbott, Chicago, III.; A. D. Morse, Am
herst, Mass.; S. F. Emerson, Burling
ton: C. S. Caverly, Rutland; F. G. How
land, Barre; J. W. Votey, Burlington;
O. B. 1-awson, Saxtons River; F. L.
Fish, Vergennes; O. C. Lamson, Hyde
Park, Mass.; D. G. Furman. S wanton;
J. B. Wheeler, Burlington; E. H. Hlg
ley, Groton, Mass., G, E. Llttlefleld, Bos
ton, Mass., G. W. Brown, Boston, Mass.,
J. O. Morrison, Cambridge, Mass.; E. 9.
Marsh, Brandon: O. L. Story, Water
vllle; Klttredge Haskins. Brattleboro;
C. H. Merrill, St. Johnsbury; F. E.
Lajigley, Barre; D. M. Barclay, Barro;
W. R. Austin, St. Albans; Red field Proc
tor, Proctor; N. K. Chaffee, Rutland;
S. E. I-iwton, Brattleboro; W. F.
Isham, Fair Haven; F. a Isham, Man
chester; H. L. Clark. Castleton; E. P
Campbell, Bellows Falls; A. R. Savage,
Auburn, Me.; K. R. Fletcher, Hard wick:
F. C. Williams. Newport; E. H. Williams.
Jr., Woodstock; W. S. Stevens, St Al
bans; A. S. Hall, Winchester, Mass.; 10.
C. Wheeler, Boston, Mass.; V, H. Brooks,
St. Johnsbury, J. S. Stewart, York, Me.;
Daniel Wlll.ird, Baltimore, Md.; A R.
Hulbcrt, Boston, Mas.; F. W. Hastings,
Glover; II S. Homer, Sprlnglleld, Mass.;
A. I), McMurphy, Randolph; F. W.
Clement, Rutland, George Harvey, New
York, N. Y.i O. 1 Martin, Plalntleld; C.
R. Kent, Hurllngton; C. F. I.angworth,
Washington, D. C: H. I". Parker, Brad
ford; L. W. Baldwin, New York, N. Y.j
M. R. Ptootor, Proctor; J. W. Atwood,
Phoenix, Arlx.; H. a Miner. Gloucester,
N. J.: U W. Spring) Wllllamstown,
Mass.; E. C. Cowles, Weybrldge; M. F.
Barnes, Chimney Point; C. A. Plum
ley, Northfleld; N. H. LooihIb, Omaha,
Neb,; O. E. Conant, Chattanooga, Tenn.;
R. L. Richmond. Rutland; O. P. Ben
ton, Burlington; O. S. Davtm Chlcugo.
111.; Stephen Rand, Washington, D. C;
M. M. Piatt, Shoreham; A. B. Hepburn,
New York) N. Y.; C F. Mathewson,
New York city, H. R. Watklns, Bur.
sin wAimn iiai.ehjh ix 10is to
'I'HF.nlMUli; IIOOSKVK1.T IN lOlit.
From "Tho Lye," Percy's Rellqucs, Vol.
1I p. L'0.
Toll potentates they live
Acting by othera' actions;
Not lov'd unleo they give,
Not strong but by their factions;
If potentate reply
Give potentates the lye.
Tell men of high condition
That rule nffalrs of State,
Their purpose Ib ambition,
Their practise onely hate;
And if they once reply,
Then give them all the lye.
Inventory of the estate of .Wilbur
Wright, aviator, shows a value of
COOK TO FATHER
Measure Expected to Have Strong
Support in Both Senate
Monlnnllnr Opt 11 .iuA,,.
members of cither house have remained
In the city over Sunday, thero is evidenc.
In tho room of tlio committee on revision
of bills of the activity of some of tht
rrrimora ana representatives.
Mr. took of Lyndon is expected to fa
ther the woman surfmgu movement, anc
has prepared a bill which extends unllm
it'd suffrage to women, both n town and
treemeii'w meetings. This measure is ex
pected to have strong support In both
houses, though no such accurato counl
has been made as to warrant any pre
diction as to tho prospects of its passage
In cither body. Thoao who have been ac
tive woman suffragists In post years nr
feeling greatly encouraged by the deter
mination of the progressives to Urge tin
passage of such legislation.
It Is understood to have been dcflnltel:
decided that there will be no governor '
ball nt thLs session, and a formal publl"
reception will repl.icothatofllclal functlor
This has led to a cancellation of som.
orders for elaborate gowns, but no crlti
cfsm of tho expected action is he-axd fron
tho members or those directly connected
with tho State government.
Senator Dyer of Rutland county lmi
prepared a third bill substituting electro
cution for hanging, which differs from
tho others in that It provides that thu
present law shall apply In cases arlsln?
before the enactment of the proposed
substitute. It also appropriates 11,0V) f.
the necessary building and appliances
Senator House of Washington has pro
pared a bill raising the pay of Juron
from $2 to 3 per day and dlsquallfylni
any one who shall have been drawn ai
a Juror within four years Instead of twi
years as at present.
Mr Gage of Weathersfiold will ask thai
his town be reimbursed for Its share ot
the expense of building an Interstate
Mr. Callahan of Montpeller will seelt
to regulato the practice of veterinary
E. P. Adams, the dean of the Housn
has been called to his home In Mnrlbon
by the Illness of his son.
Senator Mattlson of Bennington started
out with a shot gun tills morning, on
hearing that a flock of dorks had honn
seen In Berlin nond. hut'iin tn this even.
Ing had not brought In any ducks.
uovcrnor Fletcher was not well enougt
to he present and speak at the exerclsei
held by the Daughters of 1S12 at the Stat
House on Columhns dnv. nnd ! not n
peeted here until to-morrow morning.
RUTLAND LINEMEN QUIT.
Decline io Work with Non-Union Em
ploye of Power Company.
Rutland, Oct. It A difference between
the company officials and the linemen
and groundmen In the wiring depart
ment of the Rutland Railway Light St
Power company developed to-day ant
as a result all the men In this worK
of the company quit. One of tho men
among whom theie Is a union stopped
work because of the pre.-ence of an,
employe who worked on tho cars dur
ing the strike a year ago.
Two others quit and to-day the rn.
mainder of those working discharged
themselves by not reporting for work.
General Manager I. M. Frost stated to.
night that lie did not consider tht
trouble of much importance an long as
tho majority of the men quit on theif
SUIT FOR $50,000 BEGUN.
Uxreutom of Hubert A. Laurence
Claim DninaKea for Ills Death.
Rutland, Oct. 14. A claim for damages
of $50,0i0 Is involved In a negligence suit
which was placed on triul in Rutland
county court to-duy. The plaintiffs aro
the executors of Attorney Robert A.
Lawrence and the defendant is the Rut
land Railway, Light & Power company,
the allegation being that Mr. Lawrence's
occidental death by electrocution at hit
home in this city March 10, 1912, win
due to the negligence of the defendant.
Mr. Lawrence was found dead in tin
bath tub by his wife, who heard sounds
from the room nnd entered to find hit
hands clasping an electrlo fixture as In
stood upright In the tub. The partlei
at litigation are represented by an
array of legal talent such as has seldom
been seen In this county. The plaintiff'!
counsel consists of United States District
Attorney Alexander Dunnctt of St. Johns,
bury. Attorney-General John G. Sargent
of Ludlow and Edwin W. Lawrence an!
Stato's Attorney Bert U Stafford of thii
The defendant is represented by Clark
C Fltts of Brattleboro, former attorney
general, and Thomas W. Molonev and
Frederick S, Piatt of this city
Robert A. 1-awrence was a member el
the law firm, Lawrence. Lawrence A Staf
ford of this city. He was a graduate ol
the University "f Vermont and one of th
moat popular ot tho younger members ol
the Stato bnr.
The greater part of the afternoon wai
consumed In empanelling a Jury. It ll
vnderstood that the plaintiff will summos
as witnesses residents of the neighborhood"
of Mr. Lawrence's home to testify thn(
they received shocks lait spring front
electrified house fixtures.
FREE VACCINATION IN BARRE,
Montpeller. Oct 14,-The smallpoi
situation In Barre presented no now fea
tures to-day. wltli nine cases In Barn
city and two In Barre town. Free ac
rlnntlon began hero this morning tn th
offlco of Health Officer William Lind
say Other physicians hnd enough vac
cination work tn tako up their pan
time all day and evening. No cuses have
been reported here, although there Is
a chlekeupov case tin Harro street.
There Is much talk of closing publlu
places here which attract people trom
Purre. In Barre Ooddord Seminary war
closed this morning until tho disease hai
spent its force.
President Johnson of tho Norfolk
Western, speaking before the Grain
Deulers' National association at Norfolk,
said he would not he surprised to sea
every freight tariff on Die. with commcrct
commission slightly Inoi eased soon. "I
should order right now 10,000 freight car
and 155 engines to take care of our husl
nets," said he, "hut 1 am not going t
do so because 1 cannot see how I am
going to pay for them with present