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VOL. LXXXVI1. NEW SERIES VOL. LTX.
BURLINGTON, VTm THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1012.
NUMBER 20.
TAFT FIXES RATES
FORPANAMACANAL
Pcpclamation Makes Tolls $1.20
per Ton for Merchant
Vessels.
BASED ON EXPERT'S REPORT
Meets Suez Canal Charges Which
Have Been Gradually Re
duced in 43 Years of
Development.
Washington, Nov. 5. President Taft
fo-night issued a proclamation fixing
tho rates that tho foreign shipping of
tho world shall pay for passage through
ib Panama ranal. The proclamation,
made under authority of tho canal act,
passed by Congress In August, estab
1 Is lies a merchant) vessel rate of $1.3)
per net ton of actual carrying capacity,
with a reduction of 40 per cent, on ships
la ballast. Tho provisions of the procla
mation are as follows:
1 On merchant vessels carrying pas
tensers or cargo Jl.IO per net vessel ton,
ach 100 cubic feet, of actual earning
capacity.
Z-On vessels In ballast without pas
sengers or cargo 40 per cent, less than
the rate of tolls for vessels with pas
sengers or cargo.
S Upon naval vessels, other than
transports, colliers, hospital ships and
supply ships, $1.20 per not ton, tho vos
els to be measured by the same ruin.
as are employed In determining the not
tonnage of merchant vessels.
"The secretary of war will prepare and
prescribe such rules for tho measurement
of vessels and such regulations as may
be necessary and proper to carry this
proclamation Into full force and effect."
AMERICANS OF COURSE EXEMPT.
American coastwise shipping was
exempted from toll payment by Congress.
It waa to this provision of tho act that
Great Britain diplomatically protested,
but no reference to the Incident was made
In the President's proclamation. Ameri
can naval ve&sels are exempted without
specific mention either In the act of Con
gress or the proclamation, because the
authorities believed It unnecessary to ex
plain the uselessness of payment from
its navy department pocket to the one be
longing to the treasury department. Tha
rates named in the proclamation are
practically tho same na those which will
be in force at the Suez canal next year.
Tho ''resident based declaration of
rates upon the report and Investigation of
Professor Emery Johnson of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, an expert
designated by executive order for the
task.
Artt-i-iiMrr trt Professor Johnson's ronort
to the President, also made public to
right, tho Panama canal should bo upon
L self-sustaining basla In ) yeais. It
nhould compote successfully with the
Suez touto for the tratllc of Enuropo with
South America, west coast points and
with New Zealand but cannot bo expected
to compete successfully for Europe's
trade with the Far East.
PROBABLY A SINKING FUND.
Taking tho estimates of the canal com
mission for expenses of operation and
maintenance of the canal and for tho
Improvements hold to bo necessary at
tho end of a decade. Professor Johnson
llgures that tho rate per not ton can be
teduced at the end of 10 years to i. r-ven
with this rate, which ho says probably
will correspond closely with tno rate mai
mav then be enforced through tho Suez
canal, the United States wll1 obtain
enough revenue from foreign vessels to
pay all fixed charges, provide a sinking
fund of onn per cent, to retire tno i-anuuia
tanal bonds, and still find a yearly bul-
anec.
Tho Johnson report shows that a
foreign traffic of about 9. 000, 000 tons
may bo expected through tho canal
during Its first two years of operation:
a traffic of more than 11,000,000 tons
In lttl 2 and 14,000,000 tonB In 1S25. Al
though not maintaining that his esti
mate is final. Professor Johnson de
clared that an Increase of 00 per cent,
a, decade In tonnage could be looked
for, and that this would make the
canal self-supporting In 20 years.
Tha report goes Into all phases of
the canal tolls question. Professor
Johnson's defense of the $1.20 rate for
merchant vessels Is based on several
grounds. It reads In parts as follows
... .... m , nn ac tnel t rry n n lnml.
J IOII III J.V ,-- "..
ed merchant vessels and a reduction
of 40 per cent from the standard rate
..I. I e.oll,,l will
in ine case 01 vrppnn .....
tdace tho Panama canal and Its rival
tho Suoz canal, upon an equal competi
tive footing.
MUST COMPETE WITH SUEZ.
"The ranama canal must compete
with the Suez route for t'.ie rommer'-e
of the eastern seaboard of the United
Ptates and of the Atlantic-North sea
ports of Europe with the Orient cast
of Singapore. For voyages botWMn
tho enstorn ports of tho United States
and the Orient, fuel expenses via Pan
ima will be less thnn by way of Suez
end, with equal tolls at each canal the
Panama routo will readily secure tho
t radio
"It Is not to bo oxpectoj that much
of tho commerce of Europo with tho
Pacific seaboard of Asia can bo divert
ed to Panama from Its present route
via Suez. To attract from the Suez to
the American routo any considerable,
ulclltlonul share of the Europoan orlen
tul tonnage, the rates of toll at Pan
ama would have to be made so low s
to reduce unjustifiably the revenues of
the cannl
"A Panama toll of per net tons
will not unduly burden commerce served
by the canal. The cost of trannportutlon
botwecn the two seaboards of the United
States wilt be reduced several time the
1 nnuiuui m inn ion and trm saving In
llrns and fuel cxpew.es via Panama, n
RI0TJN 59M9I Lemons
AINU AUJULKINMEjINI tUKlit U
Overthrow of the Liberals Threatened unless
the Prime Minister Accepts Amendment or
Drops Home Rule Bill.
London, Nov. 13. The House of
Commons was the scene to-night of a
Hot over Premier Asqulth's proposal
to rescind the notion of Monday, when
the unionists carried by a majority of
22 Sir Kioderiok Hnnbury's amendment,
defeating the must important limmclal
feature of the home rule bill.
The unionists refused to permit the
debate, and the speaker was forced to
adjourn the session mi neoomit of the
disorder. This Is an extremely rare
necessity and the situation Is con
sidered a critical one
The unionism almost unanimously
threaten that they will continue to
make business in thn House Impos
sible unless the prime minister aroopts
the amendment or drops tho home rule
bill. They declare that his action is
unprecedented and will be obstructed
by unprecedented Ineasuns. Their ob
ject Is to force the government to re
sign. Tho uproar far exceeded that which
stilled Premier Asqiilth's speech when
he Introduced the home rule bill, and
has not been equalled since the f I oc
light over Cliidst one's tlrst home rule
measuie. The ministers worn taunted
with epithets like "traitors!" "apes."
Sir William Bull, unionist for Ham
mersmith, was ordered from the floor
for repeatedly calling Mr. Asqulth "a
traitor."
CHURCHILL HIT BV BOOK.
After adjournment the unionists
doubled up programs and threw thorn
across tno floor at the prime minister.
Winston Spencer Churchill, first lord
of the admiralty, was hit with a heavy
book hurled from the camp of tho e'l
emy. A fight appeared Imminent un
til Will Crooks, the labor membe-,
poured oil on the troubled water by
starting the singing of "Auld La-io;
Syne."
When the session began there were
packed benches. The premier's fol
loweis gave him a gloat cheer on his
entrance and demonstrate.! that they
were present in force by defeating a
motion to adjourn early in the pro
ceedings by a vote of :S27 to 21 S.
The substance of Mr. Asqulth's mo
tion was that the Hanbury amendment
be rescinded "notwithstanding any
thing In nny standing ruder of thlj
House" and that the order of h.
House in respect to the honi" rule bill
ako effect as though Monday's pro.
erodings had not taken place.
The effect of this wnulJ be pinetl.
cnlly to begin again the consideration
of the bill at the clause where thu
Banbury amendment was offered.
Andrew Honar Law. leader of tho op
position, had the Moor quleklv and In
quired whether there was any precedent
for the government's course and whether
It would not destroy all safeguards for
regularity In tho House of Commons pro
ceedings. SPEAKER FINDS .SO PRECEDENT.
Amid loud opposition cheers the speaker 1
replied that be could tlnd no piccodont
for rescinding a decision f the I louse
arrived at during the fas-mo of bill.
There was a long 1 1 1 . -1 s.-iun of tlm
parliamentary points, and ihcu Mr.
Asqulth rose and said that 11,1 police had
been given of the amendment offered hv
Sir Frederick Hantuirv and that Its d!s-
Smith 1 'allege bis $'s,,v-,s of the $l,o"",
tund It Is tr lug to riise.
Latest return." from Idaho give tin
State to Wilson by about I.kW over Taft.
Wireless communication hns been os-
tabllshed between Mare island, Cal., and
tho new high power station at Arlington.
Vu.
Thieves who robbed a Pittsburg fain-,
11 rcfrlgntur porch left "only a loll
of ok oinarg.ir.iie, to which they pinned
Ibis note: "Haven't reached that point
yet,"
A dn.en downtown otllce buildings 111
New York eltv an- under construction or
In contemplation at a cost of
A Winnipeg despatch states that it is
generally believed In that district tlui
Or.ind Trunk Pacific is contemplating
negotiations with James J. Hill for an
eastern outlet.
According to the 11tomoblle on October
1, from nltli lal and (eml-official data,
there were registered In the Fnlted State:)
!i90,73v automobiles, These had a total
value of fl,ltS,KS,nnn.
compnrtd with the Magellan route, be
tween our eastern seaboard and .Now
Zealand v-111 be such as to Insure the
profitable use of the Panama canal.
WILL NOT RESTRICT COMBRCE.
"Nor will a toll of J1.20 per net ton
bcriousiy lestUct the uso of the canal
by European countries, j.'or In the com
mon:" of Europe with Chile and with
New Zealand, the fuel expenses via
Panama will be so much less than via
Mugellan as lo make tho canal route
preferable, even wlrh tolls of H.20 per
net ton.
"Tho normal growth of tho traffic of the
Panama canal will not bo Interfered with
by a toll of Jl.au pr net ton. Tho ton
nage of shipping using the Sue canal has
Increased rapidly, the erowth of traffic
havlnc been about 70 per cent, durln the
pMt 10 yean, although tha Ulla at the
openinr of the decado wera 11.74 per net
ton, and In Wu, $1.30, a huher tate than
is recommended f,,r Panama. It la atwx
seated that the tolls at Panama Hturt with
the relatively low rate to which the Bueis
charges will have been brought In 1S13, at
the end of U years of truffle dnvelop.
rr,nt "
NEWS TOLD IN BRIEF
cusslon was brief. He doubted If the
members of cither side had appreciated
Its Importance. It would reduce the $1,-
(ni,0O), which It was proposed to transfer
to the Irish government, to $12,HM,ft).
"If the decision come to Monday re
mains unreversed," said the premier
gravely, "or, on reconsideration. Is found
to be the deliberate judgment of the
House, It would be Impossible for the
.government to ptouoed with the- hi
There are two reasons for this. In tho
first place, a mortal blow would have
been struck "
Mr. Bouar Law "Has boon "
Mr. Asqulth "At the financial ar
langemeut.s of the bill. Next. I strongly
hold that a bill passing this house should
tecelve upon all substantial and vital
points the assent of the majoilty of tho
I louse."
Mr. Asqulth proceeded to point out
that last week the government had a
majoilty of 121 on a question similar to
that ialed by Sir Frederick H.inhury
I!' .iigued that tin. re wore precede nut
mr the course piupused.
Mr. Houar Law replied that the estab
lished rub of the House was a decision
once on a resolution. The government's
proposal, he declared, was an affioiit to
the House.
Captain Craig, unionist for Eustdown,
then moved adjournment which was de
feated r.27 to 21 s.
Then the storm broke. Sir Frederick
Hanbury movtd that a cb cMnn reached
could not bo reversed at tho same ses
sion. Lwls Harcouit, secretin- of state for
the 1 ninnies, attempted lo speak. Every
M iiteme was drowned by unionist shouts.
The ultnnio -general, Sir Rufus
I-a'os, had the same expei lenoe.
The speaker dually adjuurnod the House
for an hour. Immediately It reconvened
Fir Rufus Isaac was on his feet amid
shouts of "adjourn" Tho voice of Sir Ed
ward Caison arose oboe the din. "Tnoro
will bo 110 more business ever In tills
house," he erled.
The speaker repeatedly appealed foi
! i-rde". and at length declared. "I rule that
a scene uf grue disorder lias arisen and
I adjourn tin- House 11111II to-morrow."
A yell of victor burst from the union
ists. No one moved to le.ivo the House.
On the unionist side an aim wa raised
and a document Hew across the floor. It
suuck tlie prime minister on the shoulder.
A shower of order papers fell amnug tho
group of ministers. '
Mr. Asqulth, while and Indignant, t.icod
the attack with folded arms. The air was
thick "lib papers and hats At length
the prime minister stalked to the door,
greeted witli yells of dullulicu and up
pi oval.
Suddenly tho unionist member, Ro
nald McNeill, rushed to the clerks'
table and seized a heavy volume. lie
l.io.l.wl I. r. , Mi,. Il.u, lor. I ..f II,a u.l.
j ,. v Mr. rhurchlll. whom 11 struck
full In the chest. There was ,111 ugly
rush from the liberal benches but tho
cooler members hold back their col
leagues. Fur a moment a battle of lists
I si mod Imminent. The peace makii g
I voice of Wll! Crooks was raised In
I song: "Should auld acquaintance be
fcitL'nt" Otheis took up the lefraln
and gradually flowed into the lobbies.
At a cabinet meeting held lalei it
was determined to adhere to the pro
gram A s ol of in.t iry for s iffr.tu.st
1 bun opemd :n Chicago
Mas.se, IniM'tts furnishes mori than one
out of oery five of the savings bank
depositor:) of the Fnltod Stales. uf the
IU.11IO.31M depositors, 2,ITf'.r7;i live in the
Hay State.
Tho college soiotltles ill WelleMey will
bold open house Hunday nlghls for the
remainder of the college si nr. and the
I undoigraduaios and their men callers are
eoidlully Invited.
The Xlcnraguan mixed claims cnmnils.
slon will give a heailng at Washington,
January 3. to all persons having claims
against Nicaragua as the result of the to.
out revolution.
lnsioelots of the federal department "t
agricultui e are keeping dose watih on
oster shipments Into Now York, tlme
unlit being seized and destroyed.
A fox terrier, with an
el between his
teeth, rushed through the barroom of
the Waldorf-Astoria, New York, and con
silmeis at the bar hiked fm the roof
The New York appellate dhls.on ile
lides that a landlord who falls to keep a
lease provision to provide a Mat with
tdeain heal raiinot eolloi t rent for t1(,
tlnio such failure continues.
Ill tho absence of Ills wife, William
Smith of Franklin, N. J., started a tire
In the parlor stove, which his wife hail
been using for a bank, and JM) In bills, In
durance papers and a cemetery lot deed
were but tied up.
Saying the high cost of living makes It
Impossible for him to maintain his famlly
011 a salary of $!,( a year, the Rev. Hu
bert A. Shaw has resigned as pastor of
tlr.tco Episcopal Church, Rlverhead, L. I.
The pictures, antique furniture and
I rlc-a-brao of Archduke Juliana Salvutor
of Austria, who disappeared many years
ago after folllnc In love with an actress
and was pronounced legally dead, re on
tale at Berlin.
Ill Nmv York the executors of the es
tate of (leurge Crocker filed an account
ing showing payments of $9,W,0W to lega
tees, l,5on,ooo to Columbia I'ntverslty for
fi cancer lesenrch Institute, and ,W0 tin-4UUIUUW0-
SENATE REJECTS
THE RESOLUTION
Thinks It Unnecessary to Print
Commission's Report on Mem
ber's Salaries.
SHOULD BE EMBODIED IN BILL
Pay of Present Legislators Not
Likely to Be Affected Addi-
son
County Wants
School Farm.
Moiitpcller. Nov. 12. Senator Halo
presided In the upper House to-day
with grace, dignity and discretion. Tho
only tiling that marred the smooth
progress of the proceedings was tno
matter of salaries for members. Tho
House resolution providing for the
printing of ."na copies of the report
of the commission on salaries of mem
hers, and Its reference to a speolal
committee, was adversely reported
upon and Its third reading was re
fused at the morning session.
In the afternoon Mr. Iyer of Addi
son moved a reconsideration, saying
hat be believed the Senate Intended
to 1 ntirely fair. This brought to
his feet Mr. Laird of the committee,
who protested against any sueh im
putatlon. Ho said tho committee re
ported adversely on the proposition be
cause it seemed that the report which
bad boon published contained all tho
Information neodi d or desired, and
that the Senate had all tho opportun
ity needed to act on the matter at tho
morning session. In the opinion of the
senator the proper way now to treat
the matter was by the Introduction of
a bill, if any change was thought do
slrable, and not by a leferenco to 1
committee.
It appealed in the ooiir-e of the ills
oussion that some members of the
Mouse thought the Senate hail not
treated the proposal with due tind
proper courtesy, anil Mr. Mower of
Ilutllngton favored a reconsideration
of the Senate's action ami a printing
ot the report, though be did not state
that he favored the
of the commission.
i coiniiionil ulous 1
ILVPECT HILL TO COVER IT.
After giving til- mutter .1 thorough con
sideration the Senate refused to recon
sider Its action. It Is probable now that
a bill will bo introil 1 within a lew
days, to carry out the reotminiendatlniis
of the commission and make the pay of
members $?.' for the session Instead or
a per diem as at piosont The variable
Iingth of the session in lecont years
r.'il-e.s the question, which will have to
be 1I1 bated, whether the piopocd change
would be an actual Increase or ilocrene
of compensation.
Whatever action may be taken, It is
pinbable that 1! will nut apply to the
pay of members of the present Ceneral
Asseiii n. Having In mind the objections
that were raised when the Legislature of
lit' S raised Its own salaries, the members
are generally Inclined to adhere to the
Idea that no otllelal's salarv should be
lnci cased or diminished during his term
of oflke.
Senator Modioli's bill making piovlslon
fo an agricultural school In Addison
unity Is an Indication that the work of
In- Randolph school has been satlsfac
! It Is utiderstiwid that In the event
1. it the Legislature makes an approprln-
'1 111 for that purpose and locates the
- hool in the town desliod, a valuable
arm. er desirable for si:oi a purpose,
will be given to tne Mate for uso as a
si hool farm. Such Information will douht
'ss be laid before the committee, but
no details 1110 now given out as the mat
ter ought not to be prejudiced in iiiLunoe
by such considerations.
WORK IS WELL ADVANCED.
So far as the work of tlm session
can be Judged by the number of bills
lntinduced and disposed of, It Is in bet
ter condition an 1 faither advanced at
tnls time than that of any session fo,'
the last 10 years. The time limit for
th" Introduction of bills has been ex
tended, not so much for the reason tint
a largo number of measures are ex
pected to come in us that some mem
bers donlro that additional time for the
careful preparation of Important bills,
believing that such preparation .vlll
losult In an actual saving of time to
the Legislature.
I'ow bills have so iniinj orgiinlz.
lions pulling together for them as th
01 ntitled "An net to oo-nporate wlh
the l'nlt'l States gongr.iphb al survey
in continuing uie lupoginpntrui ser
ve- of the State of Vermont. " The
soorotarv of state, the rond commis
sioner, the State geologist, tile ll.sh and
game commissioner, the State forest0"
and other Stale olllcers all profess to
need It In their business. Those In
terostod In the development of water
powers claim thai 11 survey giving dl.i
tnnces and altitudes, snob as the one
eontemplatoJ by the bill, would be of
Inestimable service to them, and t'loso
surveys are also used In solving prnb
lems of water supply, Tne autonio
lilllsts are openly for It nnd the Oreon
Mountain club Is using what Influence
It can for thn measure. The bin pro
vldes an appropriation of $2,000 a year
to carry on the work, a pnrt of which
has already been accomplished.
PUIVLIC HEARINOS ON KILLS,
There Is to be a hearing In the bu
preme court room Thursday evening on
Senate bill No. SS. In regard to the cm
ploymenr of locomotive engineers.
A public heailng to consider Senate
bill C2, (an act to control smullpox), will
be held to-morrow at S:W p. m. In the
large reception room of the State House.
This bill would compel each health of.
ficer on discovering u case of miiupoX
varioloid, Asiatic cholora. typhus r,vur
or yellow fover, to Immediately t,o.
graph or telephone all Information 1,1,.
HAPPENINGS
. i
! NEWS
ADDISON COUNT!
MIDDLEBURY
John Smollnsky, an employe on the
annex to tho Rattcll block while at his
duty carrying the hod, walked off a
staging -and fell a distance of 15 feet He
was picked up by hla associates and was
unconscious for about 15 minutes. Dr.
P. Tj. Dorey was summoned and he was
removed to his home on Mill street. After
a careful examination 1' was found that
thero xvcre no bones hroktn. Ho wan
somewhat bruised. It was a mystery how
he took tho fall without being seriously
liurt. Tin prize winning corn from tho
Addison county corn show, which was
held here under the auspices of the
Young Men's Christian association No
vember 1 and 2, was shipped to Windsor
for competition In the Stato corn show
and tho following prizes were awarded
In tho county class, eight-rowed yellow
flint, tho first prize went to A. T. Clark
of Addison: W. II. Dow nnd eon of Mid
dlebnry won first prize for best 10 ears
of dent corn, third for 10 ears of pop
corn and third for a freak car. Everett
Euston if Shorehnm. who was the swoop
swine winner in Addison county, was
awarded second prize for best 10 ears of
row yellow flint; Mrs. C. A. Persons
of Mlddlebiiry was awnrded second prize
In county class from Addison county for
eight-rowed yellow Hint; Lewis Van
Orniim of Addison, third prl.e for eight
rowed yellow Hint; Dr. 1'. E. Road of
Salisbury was awarded second prize for
a single ear of pop corn; Lewis Swlntnn
of Hrldport, a 13-year-old boy. In open com
petition to the state, won third prize for 10
ears or eight-rowed yellow Hint; Arthur
Whitney of Salisbury won third prize
for single e.-ir In Juvenile class. Fred
Hughes of Rochester, N. V., arrived In
town Saturday for a few days with his
mother, Mrs. James Hughes, on College
street. Cllbert Dumas hns gone to Rut
land to visit his daughter, Mrs. Frank
Loomls, and family, Mr. and Mrs. Peter
King have gone to Tlcnnderogii, N. Y.,
whole they will visit for the next few
days. Col. and Mrs. S. A. llsley have
gone to New York for a few days. -Mrs.
D. M. Moore, who has been critically 111
at her home In Salisbury, has been moved
to the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. 11.
Thomas, on Thomas stieet. She stood the
Journe well and Is comfortable. l)e Witt
Walsh of Albany, N. Y.. Is In town for
a few days. The Ladles' Aid society of
the Methodist Church met with Mrs.
R. W. Stiirtevunt on Wovbildge street
Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Dr. I).
('. Noble, who has hen confined to the
house by Illness, Is slowly recovering and
expert:-, to he at his omce 111 a snort time.
-The Rutland Railroad mmpany has
tm 11 11 1 the old water tank Just north of
where the freight depot stood nnd have
erected a new one which stands just north
f the old passenger station. Mrs.
William Dnckett Is assisting at tho Mlil-
llebuiy supply store.-Papers are being
Irculated by two prominent democrats
getting signers to assist them In getting
tho postotlloe here, which Is now enn-
oiicted by a republican.
About 12:"o I'lidav noon a smash-up oc
curred on the Rutland railroad Just north
of the Main street bridge, when a gravel
train backed Into a way treight. The ca
boose and one car of the freight train
were plUd up In a heap. Engineer Wil
I.am Itashaw of Rutland and Fireman
.Iioioph Trembly of Leicester of the gravel
train stuck to their pnsLs and escaped
without .1 scratch. Tho gravel train was
hi charge uf Wllllmi Keith of Rutland.
The wreckage caught lire nnd the Middle
bury Hie dapartment was called out and
soon put the blaze out with the aid of the
chemical cart.
The ladles of William P. Russell Circle,
FRIGHTENED WOMAN KILLS
MOTHER IN
Philadelphia, Nov 13. Mrs. J. Ruppe
Myers, wife of the proprietor of thu
Rappo Hotel, tiroensburg, l'a., wjs shot
; y her daughter, Gladys Myer.s In mis
like for a robber 111 a sleeping car on a
Pennsylvania railroad train bound for
Now York about .ri:3' o'clock this morning.
She died a short time later In a Trenton.
N. J., hospital. The shooting occurred
when the tialn was passing Croyden, Pa.,
Ji.st this side of llrlstol, Pa., and near
Trenton.
Miss Myers and W. R. Cuthbert, (M
cars old, of Lynchburg, Vu wore de
tained by tlie Trenton pnlhe but after a
thorough Investigation wore leleased to
night. The Trenton police say they are satls
iled the shooting was an accident and
that Mr. Cuthbeit went to the aid of a
poison whom he had reason to believe
was In distress.
Miss Myers, who is about 10 years
old. was on the way to New York to
pin chase .1 trousseau for her coining
wedding to J. Blair Dillard or .aiem
Vs.. a druggist. She had a casket of
Jewels which she was taking to New
York to have repaire.1 and matched,
and when she heard her motaer re
entering their section, nfter Mrs. My
ers hud gone for a few minutes to the
dressing room, she took her revolver
from under her pillow and fired, think
ing a burglar was after the goms. K'te
was half awnko at the time.
Miss Myers's brother and her fiance
aro on their way from Salem nnl will
urrlve in Trenton early to-morrow
morning. Her father Is also en route
from Greensburg to meet Ills laughter
Ho Is accompanied by an attornoy.
Miss Myors made a statement which
In part follows:
"Uist night at 5.4S o'clock my mother
and I took a train from Salem, Va., en
gaging a lower lxrth. I was awakened by
my mother Ho Informed 1110 that she
was going to the wash: 00m and while
she was absent I dozed off asleep. I was
suddenly awakened from my sleep by
seelnif the curtains parted' and some one
erawllne Into the berth. 1 alwayi ileep
with a revolver under my pillow ana
'mowing that the porter had aen my
Jewelry. 1 pulled thn revolver from under
the pillow nnd tired nnd was liorrined
to her my mother rcream and see her
dagger Into the smoker where I found
'lei'
J t&iuiad tea nw "au W &el 4 dacU'x
VERMONT,
BY COUNTIES
kadlea of the Gran1 Army, jrave tits most
mioccssful supper Monday they havo hold
.ulnce they were organized more than llvo
yeara bbo. More than a hundred sat
down.-Frcd Beatty of Pawtucket, R. I.,
who has charge of a wireless power houso
near Pawtucket, has returned on account
of illness nnd is with his sister, Miss
Anna Heatty.-A number of democrats
hero aro agitating tho qucntlon or navmg
some kind of a celebration for tho Wilson
victory. Mrs. B. G. Mathews and daugh
ter, Mrs. M. E. Davis, of Rutland aro
In town. Mrs. Mathown expects to muko
a long stay here. Mrs. IDattin Fanning,
who has been on a visit of several weeks
In Orwell, Shorehnm nnd Middlehury.
tuia returned to Rutland. John
Dale has returned from Rutland. The
prospects are that a large number of
Middlehury young people will go to Mont
peller Thursday to witness tho football
gamo between the Mlddlobury high school
and the Montpelicr high school, on the
tcsult of which gamo largely depends the
high school championship of the State ot
Vermont. Mrs. John Slater and Mrs.
Henry Ariel of Shelhurno Falls, Mass,
aro spending a few days at Mrs, John
H'redett's on Stories avenue. Miss Elnor
Predette and Charlotte Taylor have ro
turned after 10 days In Brattleboro. Tho
ladles of the Baptist Church will hold a
chicken pie supper In tho vestry of the
church Friday from C:,"0 o'clock to 7:30
o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hammond
havo gone to Washington, D. c., where
they will bo for the next 10 days. The
Perry Construction company of Brattle-
boro have a forro of men at work puttlntr
the Iron railing on the cement bridge that
they built in the Soeley district this fall.
So far as heard from ther aro only
two active candidates for tho Middle
bury postmastershlp to succeed I,. A.
Skiff. Mr. Skiff has been postmaster
here for 1: years anil hns about a year'cr an'1 83 of tho thu total vol
unexpired term to serve. Thejm-
, who are circulating pn.-pors rbf J
... .. r '
of an
illdates
signature? are Allan T. Calhoun and
John H. Txivett The Middlehury high
school football eleven will go to Mont
pelicr to-day and play the Montpeller
team. These two teams seem to bo run
ning a close race for thn Stato high
school championship, with apparently
no competitor exropt Brattleboro and
liosslbly Bethel. J3nwanl J. Donahue
has tetunicd to Procttir. Tho Misses
Eve and Julia Liberty have returned
from Rutland, where they havo been
visiting their parents, Mr, and Mrs. Felix
Liberty. Daniel McCormick has gone to
Rutland for a few days. Mrs. John T.
Sullivan and younc son, Fred, who
havo 3pent sevoral weeks In WT-brldS-
have returned to town and
are, visiting Mrs. Sullivan's slater.
Miss Anna Beatty. The cattle ship
ment Monday consisted of three car
loads. Monday, market day, egg
brought 40 nnd 42 cents nnd butter 2R
to S3 cents. Mrs. J. K. Piper and Mrs.
Fred Nas-h while returning from East
Mlddlobury collided when nenr what is
known as Blind Baker hill, between this
vlll.ice nnd East Middlehury. with a
team driven by Fred Eubar of Rlpton,
with whom was Ralph BeJdcn of this
village. The vehicle driven by tho ladles
wan badly damajred and the ladles were
somewhat scratched up. One of the ladles)
lost her handbag containing about 9.
The horses were soon captured. Pearl
Desorder was arrested by Chief of Police
Frank Warren and Officer Jerry De
grey Saturday night for intoxication and
placed in the county Jail, where he spent
Sunday. Monday morning he was in
Judge Foote's court and pleaded jrullty
to tho charge. He was fined $.' and costs
amounting to which he promptly
paid. At the annual meeting of Father
(Continued on page 3.)
SLEEPING CAR
and som whiskey A gentleman came
forward, who I afterward learned was
William R. Cuthbert of Lynchburg, Va.
and offered his services.
"My mother and I were always on
good torms, and I considered her my
best friend We were on our way to
New York to do some shopping In an
ticipation of my brother's wedding on
Christmas eve, and my own In June
to Mr Dillard."
Prosecutor Crossley of Mercer eoun
ty, N. J., and District Attorney Boyer
of Bucks county, late to-day Joined In
advising the Trenton police to release
Mlsa Myers. The younir woman was
at once allowed to go without any
charges having been made asalnst her,
the police officials and the two pro
secutlng officers being satisfied as to
the correctness of the story told by
Miss Myers.
The officials were Influenced In their
uecislon partly by the statement of Dr.
II 11. Costlll of this city, to whom tho
mother. Just before she died, conveyed
the Information that tho sbootln was
purely accidental. Miss Myers left to
night for Philadelphia where sho hai
friends. Mrs. Myers's body will remain
at tho hospital until arrangements are
.made for the funeral.
Prosecutor Crossley nnnoiinred that no
coroner's Inuuest would be held,
CHENEY AGAIN IN CHAIR.
llrunliiB of Legislature ot 1D08 Attend
ed by 88 Members.
Montpeller, Nov. 13. Sixty-eight
members of tho Legislature of 190:! an
swore J the roll call In Representatives
hall tills evening. T. C. Cheney of
Morrlstown presided at the meeting,
having been speaker of t'.ie House In
1608, and Speaker C. A. Plumley, who
Was clark at that time, occupied his
old desk. Letters of regret were rea
from a few members, nnd a commit
We was elected to arrange for the next
bl-ennlal reunion, Its members bain
J. W. UntleJt of Brookfteld, 0. C. Flint
f BMlrttrM, Thomas Ray of Brandon
J. W. Miller of Bethel, Prank B. Bron-n
of Middlesex and Senators Urvls uf
Manchester anJ Scott of Brandon TI11
meeting adjourned In time for thu ban
quel at the pavilion at nine o'clock at
wlilc 11 (Invorimr Fletcher pieslde.l
lluatwttr,
e. W. F. WEEKS
COADJUTOR Wm
Shelburne Rector the Choice of
Special Oonventiom of Epis
copal Diocese.
ELEYEN BALLOTS NECESSARY
Will Be Consecrated before Lent
and Will Receive a Yearly
Stipend of
$3,400.
The, Rev. William Farrar Weeks 01
Shelbumo was yesterday ejected coadjutor
bishop of the -Episcopal diocese of Vei
mont. Tho choice was Hnally made nl
six o clock last evening, on the eUvent
ballot, after an all-dny session of tin
special diocesan convention called for the
purpose. In pursuance of the notion of th.
annual diocesan convention at Penning
ton In September, -wtien It was decide
tlmt Bishop Arthur C. A. Hall, on a.
count of Impaired health, should hav
an assistant to ifllcve him of the moi
arduous duties of his offloe. The offlco of
coadjutor bishop carries with it the rlglie
of succession to Bishop Hall.
Yesterdaj- at the speolal convention, held
In the parish hall of St. Paul's Church. 1
mere was an attendance of 37
Of thn
.f "0 remalnln practically constant It
f ,? throufhout e lw. On the flue I ,
ballot 27 rlfrii-al vnu. . '
. " -" ,.v,,, tf-i im ,
number necessary for a choice was then -fore
19. Mr. 'Weeks rocdvod 21 The lav
vote was 81, with 43 necess.u for il
choice. Mr. M'eeks received SS. and hav
ing a majority in both bodies, he wi
declared the choice of the convention.
The remaining votes were scattering.
Mr. eeka was one of the seven clergy
men whose names were placed before tho
convention when the balloting began. Tho
others were as follows: The Rev Dr.
George Y. Bliss of this city. Suffragan
Bishop Charles Sumner Burch of New
York, the Rev. Clarence Sylvester Wood
of Roselle, New Jersey, the Rev. John
Chauneey Lmsley irf Connecticut, the
Rev. Charles Smith Lewis of Minneapolis
and the Rev. David Lewis Sanford, mis
sionary of the diocese of Vermont. Sev
eral other nominations worn made In tho
courso of the session, but received om
a scattering vote.
On the first ballot Dr. BlUs and Mi
Weeks were the leadois, with an u 1
ote. During the ten later iaIlots M
Weeka calned steadily for the 1110; t jT
except about the eighth Uillot, when thu
trend of the vote turned slightly agains.
Mm. After that, however, bis gain wa i
resumed and increased rapidly toward th 1
last. The session was tedious for thosii
taking part In the convention Blshoi)
Hall presided, Mr. Week was secretary
nnd the Rev. W. C. Bemaid of Ch-Bter
was assistant secretary, these officers;
having been chosen at the annual dio
cesan convention to srve through the.
jcar.
BTI PENT) OF X.W
The salary of the coadjutor bishop wan
fixed at 13.000 annually, with W for trav
eling expenses, and Dr. BIl.w. as chairman
of the committee on the stipend of tho
office, reported that tha people of the dio
cese have shown their loyalty and affec
tion toward Bishop Hall and their desire,
tc retain him at their head, by generou.1
contributions so that the amount to b
paid the coadjutor bishop has already ,
been provided. 1
Mr. Week will probably bo conaeerata
In his offloe before Lent. As a matter olV
form. th election must be submitted fort
consent to the national house of bishops)
and tho standing committees of the vari
ous dioceses In the United States. Tlvi
will require at least two months. ,
THU NEW COADJUTOR.
Mr. "Week formerly of Brandon, and
a graduate of WtlUsms College. Is onn
of the most widely lraonro priests In tha i
Vermont diocese. He has been rector of-'l
Trinity Church at fiheibume for elghu
years, and of sevoral other churches lnt
the diocese previously. He Is president
of tho standing committee of tlie dloceae.
which he has represented at the general
convention.
He sold last night that the result of
the election waa a great surprise to him.
and that he should approach the dntteet
of the office with a full realisation of
their Importance and his responsibility.
He returned to his home on the 0:W
local train.
The convention opened at eleven
o'clock yesterday, adjourning from or.T
until two for luncheon. The sessions, were,
of coursn secret Holy communion wan
celebrated at seven o'clock In the morn
ing by the rector of the church, the
Ttv. George Y. Bliss, assisted by tha
Rev. A. C. Clarke. The Rev Charles C
Wilson read morning prayer at nine
o'clock. At ten o'clock the holy commun
ion was celebrated by the bishop, tho
Rt Row Arthur C. A. Hall. Tlie Rev.
Oeorge Y. Bllan was tho epistolcr and
the Rev. W. F. Weeks the gospelei.
The Rev. Oeorge B. Johnson, the bl
hop's chaplain, tho Rev A. C Clarke,
and tho Rev. C. C, Wilson were In tho
chancel. A Urge congregation was
present.
Sir Wlllam Ramsay, tho rngllsh scien
tist, says: "Every factory whlcli has
anything to do with mouufazture of cop
per or treatment of copper la producing
as a by-product two substances to which
scientific world has given names sell il
ium and tellurium. Nobody knows what
they are. Nobody knows what can bo
done with them. Here Is a chance for
some of your bright young American
studtnts to go to work with patience,
and datermlnatlon to solve problem of
identity and properties of these two sub
stances. There is a vast fortune for
somebody In this one field of research,"
Aiigiut Belmont says the pul'llc ran
end tho smoking motor nuisanco If every
cltlr.cn who sees a smoking motor will
atu a poUsuBAa ta tvuut bo chauffeur.

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