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TXIFJ RTJnLTNOTON FREE PUBSS AND TIMES: TirUKSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1913.
FLIT BATE TAX
BILL IS RETURNED
Passed by Senate in Amended
Form and Houso Orders
It to Lie.
SPECIAL ORDER WEDNESDAY
Adoption by House of 60-Day
Limit for Verifying Bills
No Adjournment This
Montpeller, Jnn. 10. Tho Senate tills
jnornlnrr passed the Hat rati- tax Mil,
intbstnntlally an It was amended yes
lerday afternoon. The third reading
had been ordered for this afternoon,
hut as several of the senators desired
to leave on tho nfternnnn train It was
taken up this morning.
The bill Is unsatisfactory to several
sentaors, though only five voted
against it Mr. Habbltt, chairman of
the finance committee, said ho had
stated yesterday f.iat he would sup
port the measure although ho did not
npprove it. Ho .leclared that ho was
not a trimmer or a quitter, and would
stand by his statement, but he le-
sired to resistor his protest against
that portion of the bill which would
lake tho burden of taxation from t'ac
rich man and place It on the poor
Mr. Blanchard of Orleans and
Rlahrhard of Windsor opposed the
bill as being a rich man's measure.
Mr. Preston denied this nnd assorted
that the bill was a remedial measure
In favor of tho borrower. Only five
senators voted ngoinst tho bill on tho
question of passage, because there if
a general dcslro to accompllsi some
thing in tho way of tax reform. As n
matter of fact oomparativelv few sen
ators favor tho bill in its present
form, but they prefer to incept what
It 1b possible to secure rather than
t insist on their own Ideas.
NO EARLY END OK SESSION.
An evidence that early adjournment Is
not expected was the Joint resolution in
troduced In the House this afternoon by
Mr. Billings and adopted extending the,
time for the verification or engrossed hills
An attempt was made to reconsider tho
bill Increasing the salary of the super
intendent of the Industrial school, tho
presumed purpose being to ratso tho
s-alarles of tho superintendents of the
Stato prison and house of correction, but
it failed. There In some feeling that Mr.
Itarrs at Vergennes Is tho only superin
tendent of such an Institution who de
serves or requires an increase of salary
and Mr. 'Weeks of Mlddlebury, a member
of tho boa id of penal Institutions stated
that these institutions were not In the
The Hat rate Intangible bill, sent over
from the Sennto with important amend
ments, was ordered to llo and made a
rpeclal order for next Wednesday after
The report of the committee on final
adjournment showed that there wetc yet
to be considered 331 bills. There has been
u decrease since the last report of 11
bills. That lepresents a week's work, yet
un average of 20 hills disposed of In a i
day must bo maintained to permit lltial
adjournment by the Inst or Jonuaiy.
The general opinion or mil-Informed
mombers to-day is that the session will
extend Into February.
NEW WOMAN SUFFRAGE BILL.
A woman suffrage bill was Introduced
In the Houso this afternoon by the com
mittee on internal affairs. It provides
that women whoso lists are taken on the
annual assessment and whoso taxes are
paid or exempt may vote In town meet
ing on practically all matters except the
election of road commissioner.
The committee on appropriations pro
poses to make the salary of tho secre
tary of Stato $2,500 instead of the present
alary and fees.
There Is an ervldent demand for a school
of agriculture on tho west sldo of the
Btitta. Senator McOuen Introduced a bill
soma time ago providing for the establish
ment of such a school In Addison county,
and to-day Mr. Hitchcock of West Ha
ven proposed the establishment of such
a school In Rutland county. The hill ap
propriates $15,000 for the. establishment of
uch a school, either at Brandon or Mid
Jletcmn Springs, nnd $10,000 annually for
)ts maintenance. The town in which tho
)chool may be located Is authorized to
otf appropri. tlons to aid in its support.
The Benato has ordered to a third read
ing tho bill authorizing repairs on the
Chittenden count courthouse.
The Senate met at ono o'clock this aft
ernoon, as many of tho members desired
to leave on tho early afternoon train, and
adjourned at 2:15 until Monday evening.
OFFICIAL RECORD OF DAY
The Senate w.ts called to order by tho
lieutenant-governor and dovotlonnl exer
cises wero conducted by the chaplain.
RliAD THIRD TIMH AND PASSKD.
S. 190 Relating: to foreign creamery as
sociations, PASSKD IN CONC't'RRKNCK.
If 420 To codify and amend tho laws
elating to probation.
On motion of Mr. lllanchaid of Orleans
t was voted that when the, Senate ml-
lourn this afternoon It bo to meet Mon
lay evening at S:30.
S. 117 Substitute) bill reported relating
to Issues of bondH and notes In cities and
mage.. Ordered to llo and be printed.
H. Ill To regulate sale of morphine nnd
(thcr drugs. Substitute bill reported and
ordered to llo nnd be printed.
HOlTSH AMHNDM IINTS CONCURRKD
H. 92 Relating to bank commissioner
and prescribing his duties,
IU5AD THIRD TIM 13 AND PASSKD.
S. 1D2 Making appropriation for Stnte
THIRD RhJADINd ORDI3RI3D.
S. IIS Relating to lnterchnngablo mile
H. ICC To permit tho public sorvico com.
mission to establish mileage
S itfl Relating to convictions for In-
i Cough, Cold
Klnnn'a T.hilmnnfc rriveS
quick relief for coagh, cold,
hoarseness, sore throat,
croup, asthma, hay fever
JIB. Aii W.PrJci.of FredCTth,
Kan- write I " wo u SUrtn.' lJ.nl
niriit Id tho family an d flul It an ex
cellcnt relief fureoUU ntl hay forcr
attnel". It itorja enuijbliig mux sneez
ing almost butantly."
RELIEVED SORE THROAT.
JIns. I ltRr.wnu, oOIelallo,FV.,
Trite: " I bought ono b-ittle ol your
liniment and ttdldmoatl tho good in
the irorlil. My throat was rery ro,
and it, cured mo of my trouble."
GOOD FOR COLD AND CROUP.
Mil. W. It. STrtArciE,3TJl Kim wood
Avenue, Chicago, III., writes: "A lit
tle boy next door hail eronp. I garo
the mother Sloan'e Liniment to try.
She piTe him threo drops on mgar
lWnre going to bed, and he cot up
in itliout tho croup in tho morning."
On motion of Mr. Uurber the Senate
reconsidered the vote ordering to a thlri
reading this afternoon H. 374, regulating
taxation of personal property and cstab-ll.-hlng
a uniform rate on certain classes
and the bill was read the third time. Ml
nor amendments were offered by Mr
Mower and Mr. Barber which were adopt
ed Mr. Blanchard of Orleans opposed the
passage of the bill ns did Mr. Blanchard
of Windsor, believing It took the burden
of taxation from tho wealthy man and
placed it on the poor man.
Mr. Babbitt legistered his protest
against that part of the measure which
shifts the burden, but said he would vote
for the bill as a compromise measure.
Mr. Preston believed It wna not a rich
man's measure but for the relief of the
The bill was passed by a vote of 22 to 3.
Those senators voting in the affirmative
were Babbitt. Barber, Batchulder, Big
wood, Chaffee, Croft, Darling ot Cale
donln, Dodds, Dyer of Rutland, Blllott,
Henry, House, Johnson, Laird, Mnttlson,
Mct'eeters, Mower, Preston, Quintan, Roy,
Sherwln and Wallls. Those voting In the
negative were Blanchard of Orleans,
llanehard of Windsor, Dale, Darling of
Orange and Mr. Pollard.
Mr Dyer of Addison, who favors the
bill, was paired with Mr. Davis.
THIRD READING ORDERED.
II 2'l Authorizing lepalrs on Chltten
de'i iminty courthouse.
11. 331. Relating to board of library
" t 11:30, on motion of Mr. Sherwln, the
JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTED.
Ri luting to Panama canal opening.
f 193. Krom committee on municipal
corporations, amending charter of the vil
lage of Brattleborn. Ordered to lie and
THIRD READING ORDERED.
H. 45;. Relating to disqualification of
candidate for election to General As
H. 471. Relating to charter of E. & T.
Fairbanks & Co.
H. 404, .Incorporating Greens Corners
H. 434. -To regtilnto the operation of
automobiles and motor vehicles.
II. 190. Relating to municipal court in
HOUSE BILLS REFERRED.
II. 117. Incorporating Valley Savings
Bank & Trust company of North Troy.
To committee on banks.
H. 4CT Amending act concerning vll-
lago of Ludlow. To committee on muni
H. 230. Providing for the appointment of
n commissioner of lubor and factory In
speelor. To committee on Immigration
and labor and committee on public health
'! M. -Relating to punishment for
r,'-dr To genera' committee
H. 171. -To codify llsh nnd minie 1-tu.
To committee on game and fisheries.
ADOPTED IN CONCURRENCE.
Joint resolution relating to committee
to Investigate) water imwers of the
Joint resolution relating to the death
of the mother of the representative from
At 2:15, on motion of Mr. Dyer of Rut
land, the Senate adjourned.
The House was called to order by
Speaker Plnmley. Devotional exercises
were conducted by the chaplain.
ORDERED TO LIE AND BE PRINTED.
H. 137. Relating to tho employment of
locomotive engineers and conductors by
railroad corporations. .Motion to recon
sider win ordered to lie, and the bill with
nmendmmtu be pilnled.
11. 478. From committee on claims, nn
act to pay J. G. Mann of Randolph the
sum therein named. (J11.23, bounty on
RHAD THIRD TIME AND ORDERED
H. 210. Relating to tho appointment of
health olllcers. Ordered to Ho nnd made a
special order for Tuesday at 2:15 p. ni.
READ THIRD TIME AND PASSED.
II. 2Ci;.-llelatlng to deaf, dumb, blind,
Idiotic, feeble-minded and epileptic chil
dren of Indigent parents, (Appropriates
$30,000 annually, an Increase of StO.000.)
Mr. Wright of Westminster explained
that, although hut 50 towns had taken
advantage of the Ausllno Institution. J20,
uon was Insufficient. Mr. Joso of Johnson
i 4 for U VMh'imEy kxJ n
opposed the Increase, Mr. Carpenter of
Chester and Mr. Weeks nf Mlddlebtir,'
ORDERED TO MIC.
It. 411. To amend Sec. 177 of the public
statutes, relating to the marking of
READ THIRD TIM 14 AND PASSED.
It. 472. Relating to tho village of Essex
Mr. Rilor rose to a question of personal
privilege, nnd, on being recognized by
the speaker, rend n communication he
had lecelvcd from Mr. Hupgood of Peru,
".Ylintpcllor, Vt., Jan. 9, 1513.
"lion, II. I). Ryder,
"Representative from Rockingham.
"In regard to tho matter of tho com
mutation of the deatli sentence of Arthur
Bosworth, 1 desire to state thnt I fully
believe that you are accountable for tho
fnct that tho two persons, the attorney
nnd the clergyman from Windsor, havo
been disbarred from appearing either be
fore the committee or tho House.
"As regards committee hearing, I have
now every reason to believe that no
formal hearing was ever set or announced
from either the desk or tho bulletin board,
evidence to that effect coming from your
"As for myself, I thought It would bo
best to arrange for a bearing before the
House, as In cases heretofore. 1 Intended
to take no part myself, but simply to
cause tho two gentlemen from Windsor
to appear. This plan you seemed to favor,
but I am bold to say that It was owing
entirely to you that this opportunity was
not given, or even tho bill allowed to go
bai l; to i lie committee of which you aro
the chnirman; and I believe that your
conduct was guided, all the time, by
selfish and unworthy motives.
"t'P to noon to-day, chance Is open
lor you to see that this matter is cor
reetid. It lies with you entirely.
' My own action In this matter has been
.me of pure deslin to see that this con
vl. t has his full chance, the same ns all
tl.eis have had; and especially because (
he had no friend or money behind him.
The Windsor gentlemen aro ot such a
. baractcr that unless they had some
n i--ons they deemed substantial, they
wru.ld not take the matter up.
! "VtM..... lrr,r, fnlla from nnrlnr thnt
hov'r feet, 1 think thnt you will havo
something to think of, and the charge you
mode yesterday that I had taken the
matter up In the way I had for the sake
of pi rsonal notoriety, 1 resent to the ut
nnt. "Yours truly,
M. J. HAPGOOD."
Mr. Ryder of Rockingham explained
M at be bad notified tho gentleman from
Peru to bring before the committee such
witnesses as might wish to be heard,
lie had held the bill for him and re
minded him that It was lime to report
the bill, but being requested to hold It
until after the lecess, this was done,
lie moved that the Housu reconsider Its
vote refusing a third reading to the bill
commuting the sentence of Arthur Boa
worth, 11. 313. and that the bill lie ordei
ed to lie. He thin called upon members
of the Judiciary committee to stato their
Mr. Watson of St. Albans city corrobor
ated the statements ot Mr. Ryder, chair
man of the Judiciary committee, llo
thought the member from Peru had taken
enough time in roll calls demanded for
five hearings. He thought a membor
making such charges ought to be brought
before the bar of the Houso to prove
such charge. The voto Is passing Judg
ment on the honor and decency of the
Judiciary committee, and whether the
chairman shall go forth as a marked '
Mr. Hulett of Rutland city said the
chauman of the Judlclaiy committee had
rxpiessed a desire nt least two or three
times, probably more than that, that tho
member from Peru should have an oppor
tunity to be heard.
Mr. Cook of Lyndon moved that the
pending motion he had on the talk and
demanded that a committee be appointed
to Investigate the Integrity of the com
mittee and the gentleman from Peru. Ho
withdrew his motion temporarily In ordi
that other mombers of the committed
might express their views.
Mr. Adams of Marlboro expressed his
Indignation at the charges made and de
clared as false the Imputations against
the chilli man. Mr.. Clayton of London
deiry,. secn tarv of the Judlcinry commit
tee, rend !rom Its records to show tho
treatment given the bill under discussion
and substantiating the statements of tho
chairman which were also corroborated
by Mr. Miller of Bethel, Mr. Winch of
Barnet and Mr. Adams of Chelsea.
Mr. Hapgood explained that the letter
to Mr. Ryder was purely personal and
did not rellc-ct upon other members of
tho committee than Its chairman; that
he had consented to defend the Bosworth
boy becnuso no other member .seemed
auxlouj to "dirty their hands with the
Mr. Cook of Lyndon moved that the
motion to reconsider the bill bo ordered
to lie anil that tho chair appoint a com
mittee of live to pass upon tho Integrity
of the Judiciarycommltteo and of the gen
tleman from Peru. Carried unanimously,
Mr. Hapgood voting.
ORDERED TO LIE.
S 71 Relating to legislative referenco
bureau. (Appropriates 52,000.)
RECOMMITTED TO JOINT COMMIT
TEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH.
If. 474 Relating to furnishing cigarettes
and cigarette papers to minora.
By Mr. Jose of Johnson that the Ver
mont delegation In Congresn assembled
be Informed In tho proper manner that It
Is the sense of tho General Assembly of
the Stato of Vermont that section 4747 of
tho revised statutes of the United States
be amended as proposed by Representa
tlvu Francis of Ohio. (Pension monoy to
be exempt from taxation, attachment,
levy or seizure under any legal or equit
able process whatever.) Adopted on the
part of tho House.
THIRD READING ORDERED.
H. 473 Relating to the division or tax
moneys, and to provide for tho patrol sys
tem of maintenance,
H. 40S Relating to the care of Indigent
tuberculoids persons, ns amended,
H. 143 To empower the village of Old
Bennington to maUo certain public! Im
provements and to issue bonds in pay
H. lOli-Rclatlng to taxation ot land of
H. 02 Relating to corrections In grand
lists, with pending amendments. Mr.
Foster of Cornwall moved It be recom
mitted to committee on grand lists.
THIRD READING ORDERED,
8. 140 Rolatlng to the Nowiort Center
8. IOTi To authorize cities and villages
to appropriate money for public play
grounds. S. 169 To provldo for a revision of
Demlng's Vermont Olllces and Oazntew.
(Estlmuted cost t000.)
On motion of Mr- Crosby of Brattloboro
th Uollu jullxiuxnud at 11:U.
lly Mr. Hillings of Woodstock, provid
ing that the tlmu for the verification of
engrossed bills be extended CO days, if In
the Judgment of the secretary of Htntu
such extension Is required. Adopted on
the port of the llouue.
RHAD THIRD TIM 12 AND PASHKI).
11. 3.-An act to provide for the com
pletion of the Ausllno Institution. (Ap
II. R-y.-Rtlutlng to the taxation of
sleeping, parlor nnd dining car companies,
H. 4T3. Amending acts relating to tho
chartor of the village of Chester.
PASSED IN CONCURRKNC1!:.
S. CS. Amending acts relating to tho
board of pharmacy,
S. 120. Relating to the salaries of offl
cers of penal Institutions with proposal
S. 1C1. An act to provide tor continuing
tho investigation ot the water powers
of tho State. (Appropriates J1.0W an
nually.) 8. lC2.-ApproprlaUng J25.OU0 for certain
lepalts, Improvements and additional
buildings at the State Industrial school.
S. 10S. Relating to soldiers' monuments
S. 182. An act to Incorporate the West
look Cemetery association of (Hover,
S. M. Relating to the taking of land
for municipal purposes.
MOTION TO RHL'ONSIDKR RUKUSKIJ.
8. 120. Relating to the salaries of the
officers of penal Institutions. Mr. Hatchel
der ot Walllngford moved to reconsder.
Mr. Hulett of Rutland city believed it
unjust to refuse to rolso the salaiy of ' " " uu..u-
the. supc.lntendent of the houso of cor- near the Pavilion. The commlt-
rection at Rutland, who has refused an I teo hnH ,n,atl a caroful, Investigation
..Iter ot J3.CKJ0 to gc out of tho State. f 1,10 fintlro matter and asks author
ise speaker argued that economy prevail- ! ll"vo .P1""" ,lr,lwn Jor "Ueh ha
,, , i,., i.iitic. ...,. i iir- n, n I bnllcllng ns Is proposeJ. Mr. Blanch-
" , ' . . ..... ,' ., , ,,,
.is low as nine- cents per day had been tho
tost ot hoard to each prisoner In certain
Instances, the average cost being from 12
to rl llts 1K,r ,Juv
On request of Mr. Cook of Lyndon, Mr.
Weeks of Mlddlebury, a member ot the
penal board, said the Institutions. State
industrial school and the two penal Insti
tutions are not In the same class and the
duties of superintendent differ material
ly. At Verge lines the boys and girls aro
upon their honor, trained In r.irm'ng,
tailoring, caipentry, etc. Mr. Cook of
Ljndon Inquired ot Mr. Hulett if the
purpose of reconsideration was to talso
I he salary of the superintendent of tho
hotue of correction or cut down tho sal
ary of the superintendent of the Indus
trial hchool, the reply being that the State
should not show favoritism In the mat
ter of the two officers. The motion wns
479. By committee on appro
priations, relating to the salary of the
secretary of state, ($2,300, and In lieu
of fees). Read twice and ordered to llo
and be printed.
IX. ISO. By Mr. Hitchcock of West
Haven, to establish a Stato school of
agriculture In Rutland county. Tho
board of trustees of the State school
of agriculture to conduct Its affairs,
appoint Its director nnd may remove
him, employ and remove teachers,
chemists, laborers, etc.; prescribe
courses of Instruction, fix wages, etc.
May locate school In town of Brandon
or Middletown Springs, recelvo dona
tions and bequests. Appropriates $15.
000 for Its establishment, and $10,000
annually for maintenance. The towns
of Brandon or Middletown Springs au
thorized to appropriate such sums In
aid of school as Its voters may see fit.
To commlttoes on appropriation and
H. 1S1. By committee on internal
affairs, relating to poll taxes and the
right of municipal suffrage. (Malo
and female citizens, 21 years of ago,
whose list is taken at the annual as
sessment, and whose taxes are paid or
exempt, shall while residing In such
town, be a voter In town meetings; If
a resident of an incorporated village
within such town, shall not vote In
town meeting for town road commis
sioner unless at least 13 per cent, of
the last highway tax of such village
has been paid Into the town treasury.
Read twice and under the rule, or
dered to lie and be printed.
RECOMMITTED TO OYJMITTEE.
II. 47C Relating to the sain of com
modities. Mr. Adams of Marlboro ob
Jecteel to the measure on tho ground that
It discriminated against the farmer and
he deemed It unconstitutional. Ho then
moved It be dismissed. The chair ruled
that tho motion to dismiss, when it in
volved the life or death of a bill, Is debat
able. Mr. Crosby of Brattleboro deemed
the bill In the Interests of fair play to all,
such as we should bo willing to accept
for ourselves Mr. Martin of Bennington
favored the measure. Mr. Foote of Corn
wall objeeteil to tiiino of tho provisions
of the hill. The motion to dismiss was
withdrawn, and a motion by Mr. Foote
of Cornwall to recommit to committee on
internal affairs was carried
SENATE PROPOSAL OF AMEND
MENT CONCURRED IN.
II. 3. Relating to amendments in civil
ORDLHED TO LIE.
H. 371. An act to regulate thu taxa
tion of personal property and to establish
a uniform rate on certain classes thereof,
with Senate proposals of amendment.
Ordered to lie and be made a special or
der Wednesday afternoon at 2:13 o'clock.
SENATE AMENDMENT CONCURRED
II. 420. An act to codify and amend the
laws 1 elating to probation.
REFEItltl-D TO HOUSE COM.MITTEE.
Joint resolution relating to participation
In the opening of tho Panama canal. To
the committee on Internal nffnlis.
SENATE BILL REFERRED.
S. 190. delating to foreign creamery as
sociations. To committee on agriculture.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON Ft.AL
The coiuinitteu on final adjournment re
ported that on the morning of January 10,
there were In tho hands of Senate com
mittees, 11 bills; House committees. 17tl;
in levlslon committee, W; 11 total of 321,
a decrease from last repurt of 11 bills.
I N V ESTIMATING COM M ITTK E
The i-poakcr appointei' as members of
n Bpeclal committee to Investigate rcduceel
telephone rates, Mr. Jose of Johnson, Mr.
Footo of Cornwall, Mr. light of West
minster, On motion of Mr. Billings of Woodstock,
tho House adjourned at 3:Co o'clock.
Wathlngton, Jan. 10,-Mrs. Benjamin
Harrison, widow of tho former president,
arrived here to-day from her hume In In
dianapolis and will bo the guest of her
flsler, Mrs. Parker, widow of Commander
I'arlier, U. S. N. Sho anil Mrs. "rover
Cleveland, and tho tatter's fiance, I'rof.
Thomas J, Preston of Wells College, will
be guests at a dinner to be given at the
White Rouse to-morrow night by Presl
lUujt iui Mr a. Toft.
I NEW BUILDING
Drawbacks to Any Plan to Make
Additions to the State
COST THE SAME EITHER WAY
Rough Estimate Places It
$200,000 to $260,000 Money
Needed to Secure Archi
Montpeller, Jan. 9, Tho commission
that has been Investigating tho need
of additional room at tho State Houso
mado Its report this morning, setting
forth the deficiency of the present ac
commodations and describing tho two
methods proposed, extending tho pros-
!nrd, the New Vork architect whom tho
committee has consulted, has pre
pared a preliminary sketch of the
proposed building which has met the
I approval of those who havo seen It.
! The report of the commission Is as
i On November C, 1912, the Joint com
1 mlttee, composed of Senator Batchel
Ider, Senator Darling ot Orange, Rep
resentatives Ryder of Rockingham,
j Cook of Lyndon nnd Watson of St.
Albans city, met and organlzr;d by
naming Senator Batchelder, chairman,
and Mr. Watson, secretary.
I After a general discussion of tho
I subject nnd a consideration of the
methods of proceJuro to bo adopted,
ion motion of Senator Darling It was
voted that a public hearing be held.
This hearing was set for Thursday
evening. November 14, 1912, In tho
hall of the House of Representatives.
Announcement of tho meeting was
mado by lettor and by notices In the
newspapers nn.1 on the Stato House
FAVORED SEPARATE BUILDING.
On the evening of November 14 a
public hearing was given by the com
mittee at which there was a fair at-,
tendance, and the proceedings we.-c some
what lcmarknble in the fact that the
opinion expressed by tho fifteen speakers
who addressed us was unanimous In
favor of a separate building nnd against
further additions to the State House.
Among the speakers wore the State li
brarian, lion. F. A. Rowland, W, B. C.
Stickney, Hon. J. W. Redmond, E. C.
Crosby, Senator Blanchard of Windsor,
Mr. Hulett of Rutland city and others.
Tho location of the building suggested
by nil who touched upon that question
was that afforded by the unoccupied space
between the Iavllloii Hotel nnd tho en
closed grounds of the Stnte House.
After the general public had retired,
the committee considered the question
of the title of Vermont to the location
suggested. H, E. Slayton of the sergeant-at-arms
office gave some valuable In
formation relating to title, and It was
deemed necessary to examine the records
for the pmpuse of settling the question.
On November 13, 1912, It was ascertained
by the committee, but without accurate
survey, that the land In question was
about 173 feet wldei on State street, nnd
of the same depth for sixteen rods north
erly, and for about seventeen rods further
In a northerly direction It wns about 125
feet wide, taking tho measurements from
the outside edge of the concrete wnlk
leading from State street northerly on
the east side of the enclosed grounds.
Such a plot of land would, of course, fur
nish ample room for a now building.
WINGS CAREFULLY CONSIDERED.
The question of additions to the Stato
House was also earnestly considered. It
wns suggested that the purely adminis
trative offices of the State, like the secre
tary of State, tho treasurer and the
auditor, ns well as the State library,
ought to be In tho same building as the
General Assembly. But the objection to
their separation seemed to be based al
most wholly on considerations of Incon
venience and Is, In the last analysis, an
objection of sentiment. And this sentl
mcnt seemed to be outweighed by that
other sentiment involved In the fent of
destroying the classic beauty of tho
Some desultory work and thought was
given to the general subject from time to
time, and soon tho committee came to
realize that nothing of value could bo
accomplished without the aid and ndvice
of an architect.
Matters stood thus until a resolution
giving the committee authority to sit dur
ing the holiday recess and for the pay
miint of their expenses. Therefore on De-
comber 2(1, 1912, another meeting wns held
In Montpeller at which all were present-
Rough plans for additional end wings to
the State House were submitted by
Dewey I (unlcy and H, E. Slayton and
ucru explnlned to tho committee. While
these plans wero Ingenious und followed
In outward design the so-called Randall
plan, the provision for more library room
entailed an additional expense without
commensurate advantage; nnd there 1b
tho further objection that tho addition of
wings would result In ubout 75,000 cubic
feet of dark and practically useless space;
nnd, again, there was no one to tell us
whether tho architectural effect of the
additions would be harmonious. The ex
pense of the Hanley-Slayton plans was
roughly estimated at $200,000 to $2&0,000.
STORAGE ROOM INADEQUATE.
Wo also hud before us several of thu
State oflleer."! from whom we learned that
the lack of room at present Is n Bcrtous
Interference with economical conduct of
thu State's business. Examination din
closed the fact thnt basement storage Is
at present very limited and In deplorable
condition. It lias becomn necessary to
store documents, papers and books of In
estimable value In tho dome of the Stato
Houso where there Is practically no pro
tection from fire.
Tho accommodations for committees are
so lnnde quatn as to actually retard legls
latlon, nnd the crowded condition of such
offices as that of the secretary of Stato
Is a mennco to health as well an to the
proper conduct of business. It Is not nn
edifying sight to see legislative commit-
teea wandering nbout the Stato Houso
seeking u meeting room or sitting in con
lurtmccs Im a iilue-by-twvlve vault Ono
comrolttrn has sat In almost constant
session, day and night, throughout tho
session In a single room fourteen by six- I
teen feet In slxo! the room Is not proper
ly ventilated nnd Is occupied by Ilvo per
sons. Further statement of these conditions
would servo as un unsavory advertise
ment of Vermont.
On December 27, In tho forenoon, we In
vlted Oliver J. 1,. Matthews, a granite :
expert, to meet US. Ho Infonntd lis Mm i
matching of tho granite Is not a serious
question, as this could he done from tho
Millstone quarry In Ilarrc. A building Yj
feet long, 80 feet wide nnd fi feet high I
would contain about 40.000 cubic feet ot
Krnnlte nt about So rents per cubic root,
but that about ono-hnlf ot It could be
bought ns "grout" at 7fi cents per ton
delivered. It would cost to dress tho stone
about $1.26 ler cubic fool. Total coat ot
cutting nnd dressing nlout $.VVw. This
information wns not supplemented with
estimates of other cost and served only
to confuse tho committee, und It was 'fi
elded to look Into the question of tltlo
and then get nn architect to sketch ten
tative plans either for additions or a
NO RECORD OF HOTEL CLAIM.
First wo called B. M. Moynard, civil
engineer of the Montpeller &. Wells
River railroad. From him wo leamel
that in 1S0S the Stato of Vermont pur
chased a lot twenty rods on Stato
street and K, rods deep; that this lot
Is boun.lod on tho cast by a lino par
allel with the west line of tho wall
of tho Pavilion Hotel and eight feet
westerly therefrom and running from
State streot northerly 10 rods; thctiee
turning nnd runnlnr westerly nnd
parallel with Stato street, three rods;
uiciiuu iioriuony, ai rignt nngics to
Stnte streot, a distance ot 1714 rods:',,.,,.. .,...,... ... , , t
thence westerly 33 rods; thence south-
crly in the west lino of Western nve-
ntlo to Stato street; thence easterly
along State street to tho point of be
Mr. Mnynard referred to a state
ment In the report of spe lal session have been employed ( t
of the General Assembl helJ In ! match to crowded tcni-ti.i-February,
1 837, pages 9S and 99, as ' erlbed in n statement isvi . i 1
thu only record ovUence of a claim ' hy District Attorney Wlntti.er
by anyone that the Stato did not own j result of successful prose, uirn
tho lnnd up to within eight feet of 1 State of men accuse 1 of ar
tho Pavilion. Therein it was stnted I infrequently a life Is lost, t' r
by tho then representative of .Mont- 'trust' operation." he deilerel
peller that arrangements had been Working upon Irads f.n 1 1
made with the owners of the Pavilion! fesslons of Saimi.-' fold, w
for the use forever by surh owners guilty to arson, nnd I Idor Si,
of a strip of land three rods wide on , the Painter," now serving 1 -
State streot, and sixteen rods lonir
nnd adjoining tho Pavilion on the
This clnlm, we understand, is now made
by Mr. Hcaphy, the present owner of the
Pavilion. But no record of any sueh
"arrangement" or of a conveynree , ov, r
lng such a strip or any land of the Stat"
can bo found In tho land records nf Mont
peller. Tho committee believes thnt no
rights by .adverse possession h ive been
obtained by the Pavilion ownet. There
fore. It Is assumed by us that the Stato
owns land of ample width for the erec
tion of a new building. Examination of
the Jonrnnls and records of the General
Assembly discloses no "arrangement"
with any person of the nature above set
Tltri' MADE TO CONCORD.
While these records were being ex
amined by one of the committee, the other
four members left at one o'clock In the
afternoon of December 27 for Concord,
N. H., to examine the new State build
ing at that place. Later the committee
Invited II. T. Blanchnrd, an architect of
New York city, and a native of New
Hampshire, to come to Montpeller for
consultation. His visit was made on De
cember 31. After n careful consideration
of tho situation, he came to the conclusion
that a separate building was the only
feasible way to overcome our difficulties.
He was authorized to make tentative
sketches of proposed additions and of a
Mr. Blanchard spent a whole day en
deavoring to plan additions. He states
that wings would not destroy the archi
tectural beauty of tho building, but he
soon discovered that two wings 30 feet by
f feet would not furnish additional room
adequate to our needs. The addition of
the west wing would cut olf the light
from the present library building, tho
present supreme court room would bo
rendered Useless for thnt purpose and It
Is Impracticable to locato the court In the
wing The waste room that these addi
tions would cause has been referred to. In
tho last wing tho Senato chamber would
have to be torn out and reproduced In tho
new part in order to get communlcatlan
between the lobby nnd the new wing
on the second tloor. If the Senate cham
ber remains where It now Is, It will bo
necessary for example for the Governor
to go downstairs and up again In order
to reach the second floor of the new wing.
COST PRACTICALLY EQUAL.
There aro many other practical objec
tions to the "wing" plan, ono ot which i.
thnt the cost would bo practically the
samn as that of a new building which
would accommodate our needs for 2i.
years or more for library purposes and a
longer time for other departments. Tho
new building would have tho added ad
vantage of being capable of expansion.
With these considerations In mind, Mr.
Blanchard returned to Montpeller nn Jan
uaiy 7, 1913, and submitted to tho com
mittee tentative drawings ot a building
to bo located on the vacant lot east of
the Stato House, showing elevations of
tho front and west sides and the five
tloor plans. In consultation with tho com
mittee 011 January 7 and S tho architect
learned the particular needs of the var
ious departments, tho requirements of
each as to spaco nnd location and other
details which would enable him to make
definite nnd full plans which tho com
mittee could submit to the Leglslnturo
with their final report. A building con
structed on such plans would cost betwec
$2.!5.0V and $.Ti0,GO, all complete. It
would be ot clnsslc Roman stylo nnd Is
designed to harmonize with the present
Stato House. Such plans would requlm
sumo time to execute nnd would Involve
an expense which the committee Is not
now authorised to undertake:. Without
them our investigation will bo of Utile
value. The futility of trying to present
the whole situation so that It may bo
fully compiehcnded by you without the
old of plans, was also linpicssed on tho
committee In Concord In talking with
ktato officers nnd persons Interested in
tlie construction of tho New Hampshire)
PLANS SHOULD BE DRAWN.
Tho commltteo therefore recommends
the adoption of a Joint resolution permit
ting It to authorize the prcpaiation of
plans and speclllcntlons for a new bulld
Inir In accordance with data furnished to
tho commltteo by tho sevcrnl Stato of
ficers and departments, und providing for
the payment for such plans. Upon the
Issuing of such plans the committee will
bo prepared to definitely completo its re
port nt this session.
As to the funds for tho eroctlon of such
now building or Improvements, aB you
may decide upon, we feel confident that n
projKiBal will be presented that will not
Involve burdensome taxation and will not
greatly add to tho biennial appropriations.
The details of such a plun have not been
worked nut, but will be subml'ted in ft
TELLS MODEST STORY OF
SOUTH POLE DISCOVERY
Washington, Idn- '0. -In nuid no
slentatlous manner, Cnpt. lion Id Am nd-
sen. Norwelglar, iiiseovi-rr r m uif in
Pol' told of nls remarkable feat i ru
m a ll-emrn nemre uiu roiramu ..T,,.....
phl(. society, which lit Its linn ml I i- ,Jot
to-morrow night will piesent tin Intt" pi'l
explorer with n special gold m d 1 in a
Predatlon of his nchlevem
Amundsen arrived in the I mti'd H. .1 t
nt noon to-day nnd litirrh d from .Nnv
York to Washington to tell an Amu n
audletiie for thu first time of his Antarc
''nptnln Amundsen paid honrr In his
address to other explorers among them
Renr Admiral Perry, Sir !. rtn U Shacklo
ton, Captain Scott and others
"Oil December 13. 1911. w. nad rci h i
0.1 degrees, a, minutes south. ' aid C apt i'n
Amundsed, "and I figured that on tho
next day we would reach th goa I n ic
we slept less than usual th.it . n
earlier and breakfasted moi. rap, II t
011 other das. It wns a leiitfn d ,
the sun was shining brlglr' nnl I . a
Was u gentle breeze. It W:is a i I l 1 tf
solemnity when the five r,f v. r ilri
the llnnl stage or the trip I t 1, r
hnnds on the Norwenlaii 1 f.tt
planted at the South Pok-
After his lecture (."apt m At. r , n
visited the National Pi. -
he spoke briefly and wn ri h
the members. To-mono- 1 ,t
Ills b eti.re befor. the g, .
1 WHOLESALE INCENDIARISM.
New Yrrk, Jan. 10
of an "nrson ti iM," v '
Insurance companies 1
money on prem'nms, ufi.
from 12 to 21 years In Sing S ' r
mlttltig this crime as Gold s 't
Whitman's assistants to-d iv 111
Grutz, a lire Insuranc- in- ' r r
The broker was held It a (
Is alleged to have eun'fid tie
which "Izzy" set fire to G .id - ' -that
the three might sbarc '1
money. "Ir.zv," according to M-
man, "is said to have 111 id, s
people to make, numtioi
Grutz afterward adjust, d
The district attorney b ' r 1 1
denco uncovered "shows t. t
can be bought for a live-do" r 1
per cent, of the settlement h '
furniture, having no r.g.'rl f v
DISCUSS SCHOOL SYSTEM.
I.nrBe Attendance tit Public Ileiirliu
of ndiiciitlonal Commission.
Montpeller, Jnn. 9. There w is -i
attendance this evening nt t
hearing before the new cd.i -at, r
mis-ion In Representatives' hall '
slder the adequacy of cicmentar
secondary education In Vermont
members of the commission present were
tho chairman, Judge J H Watson of
Montpeller, H. W Grnham of C"iftsbi r
P. W. Clement of Rutlmd. F H Br.
of St. Johnsbury, J- P F-stcc of M im
peller, President Guv Pi. Iter Pen'Dn of
the University of Vermont. I re-'dent .Tii-n
M. Thomas of Mlddlel. irv Co lege P'' r
clpal Tattle of the Hei',-.s F s I'',n.
school and E. II. Porter .f Wi n vX n
Mr. Hapgood of Per . w s Hr 1
speaker. Dr. E. A. Hat-s H,
questioned whether towns were gct'irg
what they paid for In the way r' ed i
tion and belleeeel the pres. n s st m v us
Impractical. Mr Joe of Johnson criticised
tho closing of small schools nnd trans
porting pupils to central fcIidoIs, Jil-n
H. Senter of Montpeller replied t Mr
Jose and defended the present svs em,
speaking from the standpoint of a n n
who hnd taught 43 lerms of Virro nf
Principal Allen of the Jobrsop normal
school thought better training for tciche s
wns needed nnd that the standard r
the teaching force should be ralsf J T
law for union supervision he ce.i s 'f
nn advance. Superintendent pp " '
Walllngford believed the present P stf.
though deficient in sone resnf-
commendable. O. K. Ilulilster of 1 id' r '
Seminary at Barre said V e s s'
district supervision was lr-c"i. B
H. P. Ryder of Rockiny. .11s' 1
a pessimistic strain nnd said r, ' '
bo a codlticatlon of the laws rt ')
education Principal M. D "hi" r f
Burlington favotod tlu t. .
courses but was not In f.i
normal schools. He urged t n
of one good central norma, s
GIRL'S SKULL FRACTURED.
Mildred Ilnyieiir.l of Cuttings! Ilia
1'ntiilly Injured nt Itiillimd.
Rutland, Jan 10. M..- M lr 1 Hty
ward of Cultlngsville w.k pr. 1 fatal
ly Injured this evening wo-11 t was
dent. Miss Hayward and M ss S -b a
Rhodes were riding In a d. vir " h
.ll,...n 1.,. llrllnn Slhlmi,' Vt 1 li i 1
tf fl,,,,-eh k'li.t the . o . mm
frightened nt some chrdren 1 n.l,
i.u ni. toe hit in ins lecin. hi., r n
ulM ibi-h. .) t the corn, r Wi'li-i
(,.! rlinreh .t!-eetc Ml. rinr.se nit 111 X il
,io, i.,i, i, .ithimr oTfi, u- 1 n mr,
.11111 llie line,- Hru' iiiti.u ..-n ... r,-, i,
ward's head st! Iking ngatns a t grnoh
pole. She was carried Into a no ise and
after lecelvlng medical atteni n was
moved In an unconscious . on 1 m t t e
ltntlnnd citv honltal. L'lt r s e r IV-
ered consciousness An x n'r m re-
serious fcalp wound.
CONGRESSMAN GRFENE ON
v run. moj i iiirmeiii 11 r.r.n
nshlngton, Jan. 10 Cin resn n
Frank L. Greene ot Vcrivort Is n w
a member of two of tin inrortupt
e, en ill 1 1 1 eH ,,f the 11..11Q,. ,lii a 'tti.l
A mean, stuffy cold, with hoarse wheezy
breathing Is Just tho kind tint rum U-'o
bronchitis or pneumonia. Don't trill with
t,..l. u. .plnll a ,n,i.HH,in. 1,.. ...1.. I. ..!....
Honey und Tnr Compound nrmiptly.
i.'uieK unci ueneiicmi res its ire just
what you enn oM'cct from tb's gi-nt
medicine. It soot lies and I als tin t -
rl., ...... I iM ..nuLn...... i.
.emu,, on iirEt,t o. n nu,,rt no nr u se
racking cough, j. y osuUHan. 2t
Church Street. ndv.