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IT STAYS. Houso Refused Bill Abolishing It Third Reading by Decisivo Voto of 140 to 79. LONG EXCITING DEBATE finllrrlcs Filled with Public nnd Mem ber of the Senate lllll Creating a Cnttle Commissioner Consider ed by Scunlc In Committee f the Whole. Montnelier. Nov. 13. lly a yea nnd nay M te cif 110 to 79 tlii" Houso thJB afternoon u fused a third reading to tho bill abolish Ing capital punishment. The debato on this bill, which lasted more than three ISM hours, was the event ot the day In tli?!wck & MolUpollpr iuiiiroad Co legislature and the floor and galleries f the House were packed with an in terested audience, hundreds of whom were ladies. The Senate adjourned early to hear the debate. Those who favored the bill and' made ctrong pitas In Its belmlf woro Mr. Hul burd of Hyde Park. Mr. Darling of Chel sea, Mr. Jackson of Banc, city, Mn Sen trr of Montnelier, Mr. Fllnn of Spring- Held, Mr. Hole of Coventry, Mr. Shaw of! Marlboro. Mr. Archibald of Manchester, Convincing arguments against the bill were made by Mr. Ilrown of l'ownal, Mr. Griffith of Potiltney. Mr. Hamlin of Cornwall, Mr. Richer or Ofroton. Mr. . has o of Greensboro nnd Mr. Cameron f Proctor. For lofty flights of eloquence Mr Hulbuid easily excelled, but no moro c nvinCnn argument on either side was i .ule than that ot Mr. Ilrown of Pownal. lie gave surh positive evidence of tho j filth that wis in him that he must have! i mulied many waveilng votes. . I Mr. Arihihald of Manchester read from iu. edltor.nl utterance to the effect that , nut a case of husband murder had oc- .rred In tho State since the execution of Mary Rogers and insisted that the writer - the same had Insulted the womanhood . f ermont. Then turning to his fellow 1 viators lie dramatically Inquired v. liether they felt any safer from their. i ves since the execution of Miry Rogers, apparently unconscious of the amusing launder he was making, directing toward the w ves of legislators the stricture i! med at vieious classes, among whom one v -mid naturally look for husband mur der. The bill crentliiR a cattle commls- rioncr and defining his powers and duties was taken up In the Senate this morning as a special order. Several nmendments were proposed to the bill Jind the Senate went Into a committee of the whole to hear the opinion of J. 12. Weeks of Mlddlebury, tho pres ent cattle commissioner, as to the mer its of tho bill and tho amendments pro posed. Senator Davis of Windsor was chairman of tho committee of the v hole. After It rose the committee re ported progress nnd n.iked leave to ugnln sit Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 wnlch was granted, nnd lurther oon t,t ic . t t Ium ot the bin went over until that time. Tho House had a short session this morning, as it took less than an hour to clear tho speaker's desk, and most of the committees were In session be fore eleven o'clock. The committee on corporations was allowed to sit during the morning s.sslon. Among other bills considered by that committee this morning was tho one Introduced by Mr. l.athun of Milton providing for u cul vert under the sand bar bridge at Mil ton No ono appeared in opposition to this bill. It was favored by J. E. Cushman and C. W. Urownell of Bur lington, nnd Mr. Lathani read a letter from E. H. Chittenden, commodore of tho St. Albans Yacht club, which strongly favored its passage. EFFECT OF PROPOSED RAILROAD TAX. So much misinformation has been cir culated in regard to the proportion of the taxes tlm railroad corporations of the State w.ll be obliged to pay, in addl lion to what they are now paying, if House 1)111 250, introduced from the com nrttco on ways and means, relating to taxation of corporations becomes a law that Mr. Porter of Wilmington, chairman of tho House committee on ways and means, has given a detailed statement oT the proportion every road in the State will be obliged to contribute to the addi tional $50,000, approximately, which will be provided for by this bill. The amounts r.re as follows: Mt Mansfield Electric It. R. Co., .00; St Albans Street Ry. Co., .00; Whlto River R. R. Co., .00; I'pper Coos R. R. Co., .82, Hnrdwlck fi Woodbury R. R to., 2 88; llennlngton & Hooslck Valley Ky Co., 20.5i; Coos Valley R. R. Co 26 7S, Bellows Falls & Saxtons River St Ry. Co., 28.21; Bristol R. R. Co, 31 63; Woodstock Ry. Co., 67.12; Clar endon &. I'lttsford R. R. Co., 72.03; Hioslclt Tunnel & Wilmington R. R. Co., 87 21; Springfield Electric Ry. Co., 35139; Military Post St. R. R. Co., 185,75; Delaware & Hudson Co., 236.57, Earre & Montpoller Power & Traction HAOAR BROTHERS, Burlington. 1 are interested in 5A Blan- 1 n kets, because they are I I When you buy, insist I THE Co., 259.79! 8t. Johnsbury & Ignite Chnmplaln n. It. Co., 316.41: Rutland Street ny. Co., 341,18: nurllngton Traction Co., 863.10; P.nrro II. II. Co., S70.91; Monlpellcr & Wells River n. n. Co., 9fi3.ll; Montreal & Atlantic It. n. Co., 1,222,72; Atlantic & St. Lawronce It. It. Co., 2,432.09; Vermont Valley 11. It. Co., 4,108.03; Connecticut A Pns .sumpslc Rivers II. R. Co., 9,981,97; Rutland R. It. Co., 12,149.31: Central Vermont lly. Co., 10,241.13. The House loilay refused a third read ing to the bill amending the art Incor porating the Burlington Ons Light com pany, on which a nubile hearing was given last evening. Tho report of tho committee on corporations was unani mously adverse to the bill. THE OFFICIAL RECORD. Senate Pusses Resolution for Celebrat ing Tcrocntrnnry of Lake Clinmplnlii. SENATF.--MORNINil. Devotional txerclses were conducted by thri chaplain. The Journal of yesterday's proceedings read and approved. RKAD TMini) TIME AND PASSED. S. 2'', Relating to rato of Intercut and In repeal roctlons 2301 and 2301 of Ver mont stntuUH. S. 42 To regulate assignment of future earnings. F. 93 Relating to the restoring of towns' records. PA8SBD WITH AMESDMBST, M. 71 To amend charter of tho Hard- icsTo revise the charter of the Mid- land Railway Co. I Joint resolution, relating to 300th anniversary of the discovering of Lake ChamplaJn. THIRD READING ORDERED WITH AMENDMENT. R 47 To prohibit expectorating in puimc Duiioings ami on siaewaias Amended to allow receptacles S. CS To regulate salaries of super intendents of penal Institutions. Amend ed to fix salary at 31,50(1.00. ORDKRI- TO LIE. SPECIAL ORDER TO-MORROW AT 2:30. S. 61 To create office of cattlo com missioner. Senator Moody's motion that the bill be ordered to lie till Friday morn- lm5 loM Senator Phelps propnrcd to amend bill !ny striking out former amendments al lowing State to dispose of carcass where animal Is found healthy. During th Pendency of question on motion of Sena- Itor Davis Senate went Into committee of i - h wll0, t0 hpsr the present cattle commissioner. J. E. Weeks of Mlddlebury. President resumes the chair. Chairman ir,avls reports progress and n.sks leave for committee to sit again to-morrow at z - ". wnicn a uranieii. PASSED WITH PROPOSALS OF AMENDMENT. H. 153 Relating to taxation of savings deposits In savings hanks and trust com panies. II. 159 Relating to fences, cattle i guards and farm crossings of railroads. READ THIRD TIME AND PASSED. H. 212 To allow payment of fines after commitment for Intoxication. On motion of Senator King of Rutland, adjourned. SENAT E A FTERNOON. THIRD READING ORDERED. H. 12 Relating to Lamoille county couit house. H. 22S To amend charter of village of Windsor. H. 2:!4 To incorporate Addison County Trust company. II, 240 To Incorporate the Molly's Falls Telephone company. II. 242 To incorporate the Village Come- tery association of South Roynlton. H. 257 To confirm certain acts o'f trus tees of village of St. Johnsbury. II. 272 Amending charter of city of Rut land. H. 2S9 To amend charter of the St. Al bans district Methodist Camp Meeting as soelatlon. H. 273 To amend acts relating to rec ords of births, marriages, etc. II. 293 To ratify certain acts of tho bail iffs of Bellows Falls. H. 302 Relating to band concerts. H. 310 Relating to public health. H. 213 To Incorporate the Bethel Tele phone & Telegraph company. H. 406 To ratify rortaln acts of trustees of village of Springlleld. Joint resolutions Relating to pay representatives unseated. S. 72 To discontinue Hazen road of in Hardwlck and AValden. THIRD READING REFCSED. H. C2 To exempt from trustee proce-ss wages due for work personally performed. HOUSE BILLS REFERRED. II. 20 To amend charter of the Black River Trust company; banks. H. 199 Relating to marriage licenses; judiciary. H. 211 Relating to local elections; elec tions. H. 248 Relating to qual'flcation of voters at annual elections; elections. II. 265 Relating to quarantine of con tagious diseases; public hcallh, II. 007 Relating to Norwich University; corporations. II. 337 Relating to rents of public right In East Montpeller; education. II. 300 To prohibit the misuse of recep tacles In sale of nnd conveyance of milk; public health. II. 374 Relnt'ng to publication of Ver mont reports; Judiciary. II. 301 To nmend cliartcr of Chester Savings bank; banks. II. 425 Relating to the formation of cor porations by voluntary association; Ju diciary. H. 412 To repeal No. 125, acts nf 1901. re lntlng to fishing In Battenklll river; game and fisheries. II. 435 To amend charter of I'lttsford Cemetery association; corporations. II. 433 To legalize quadrennial appralsnl 1906, grand list 1903. liAi, lW and 1900, town of Wheelock; crnnd list. THIRD READING ORDERED WITH AMENDMENT. Joint resolution Relating to examina tion of accounts of Statu commissioners. On motion of Senator King of Grand lsio, adjourned. PROCEEDINGS OF HOUSE. Illll Amending Gnu f'n.N rimrter Killed Uclinte on Cnpltnl Punishment. HOUSE MOIlNINa Devotional exorcises conducted by Representative Shaw of Mnrlboro. Sl'HSTlTl'TK BILL. For II. f,S To inrorpornto the Title Guarantee and Trust company of WK nooskl. Ordered to llo and bo prlntod. RKAD THIRD 71 MR AND PASSED. H. 211 Relating to local eloctlons. II. 2S Quallilcntlon of voterB nt an nual meetings. II. 26r, Quarantining infectious dls eases. H, 30" Relntlnu to Norwich Univer sity. II. .137 Public rights In town of Kast Montpeller. II, 300 MlHiise of receptacles for conveyance of milk. BURLINGTON FREE PASSED IN CONCURRENCE. S. 55 Relating to Rutland County Trust company. - H. S7 Remedying non-payment rent of safes. S. 46 tlcinestlng Investments of of trust eompnnles. RKAD THIRD TIME AND PASSED. II. 374 Relating to publication of the Vermont Reports. H. 391 Relating to ofllcers of Ches ter Savings bank. II. 425 Relating to formation of corporations by voluntary association. If. 112 Relating to fishing In Hat tonklll river. If, 199 Relating to marriage licen ses. KILLED. H. 217 Relntlng to Incorporation of Hurllngton tlas Light company. 11. 3S5 Relntlng to fishing In Wind ham county. II. 461 Relating to killing of dogs. II. 462 Relating to liens for shoe ing certain animals. II. 493 To protuct persons hunting foxes with doss. If. 459 Relating to dog licenses. THIRD READING ORDERED. II. 431 Relating to shade and ornamental tiees. II. 4.V) Relating to fire escapes. H. 470 Refunding municipal bonds. H. 4R Indexing surveyor generals paper. H. 511 Relating to wearing of badges. SENATE HILLS REFERRED. S. 51 Amending set Incorporating Vermont Accident Insurance Co. Com mlttee on corporations. s- 53 Misuse of receptacles for Joint committee on public heilth. milk. S. 54 Amending- act Incorporating the White River Wxtcr Co. Corporations. S. SI Incorporate Quarry Savings bank. To committee on banks. On mntlntl nf Aft TJIelrr.. nt flrninn fVift House ndlourned HOl'SE ATTERNOON. THIRD READING ORDERED. II ..91 l-.stnhllshment of Kites and signals by railroad corporations. (As amended ) H. 415 To provide for care of private burial grounds. (As amended.) H. 419 To exempt college fraternities from taxation. (As amended.) RECOMM1TTEE. H. 4-,2 To prevent iho misuse of firearms. To pcncral committee. SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN H. 151 Relating to taxation of deposits in savings banks and trust companies. Pending the concurrence in the fifth proposed amendment the bill was or dered to lie and was made a special or der for 10:30 Wednesday morning, DEBATE ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. H. 371 To abolish capital punishment. Mr. Fletcher ot Cavendish said plenty of chance for difference of opinion; that the history of the State for 20 years was Imprisonment for life for men and hanging . for women. Ho said ne would get mora convictions for murder with capital pun ishment abolished. Mr. Bailey Interrogated Mr. Fletcher. Mr. Ilnmlln of Com wall spoke against the bill. Mr. Shaw of Marlboto was for the bill; he thought the death penalty was a relic of the dark ages. Mr. Hole of Coventry was very strongly In favor of the bill. He thought the ex ample of capital punishment was neither Mlutory nor good. Mr. Cameron of Proctor was agnlnst the bill and aid not believe In erasing from tho statute books the groat safeguard of society. He believed In a Just and dig nified execution of the law. He believed the State had the moral right to ta- life. Mr. Griffith of Poultney opposed the hilt, believing that whoever or whatever de strayed human life, should bo destroyed. Mr. Hulbunl of Hyde Park favored tho bill. He thought tho State had reached that point in development, where It could go out of the killing business. Ho de clared that human Juries wore unable to point without error the man to death; said the safeguard of socioly was the sanctity of human life; that executions were never ns public as to-day, und such things should end. Mr. Latham of Milton interrogated Mr. Hulhurd. Mr. Darling favored the bill, anil thought street to-night to celebrate their gedden It a shamo for the State to keep such a wedding. law on its books. He claimed that thj' A. N. Siv.iln, married Susan W., daugh pennlty was not a deterrent and was ter of John L. and Phoebe Putnam of therefore useless. 1 Itrnttleboro, November 13. 1!.V,. They are Mr. Jackson of Bnrre city while Mill fa- spending a quiet and happy old age here vorlng n referendum on this question, did and no citizen Is more honored and not propose to urgo such an amendment, respected by all classes. They have no and faored the bill, because capital pun- Isliment docs not decrease th crime of murder. Mr. Clinse of Greensboro opposed the bill as did nine-tenths of his constituents. The bill should be defeated for the good of the State. Mr. Senter of Montpeller favored the bill. For .10 years he had opposed capital punishment. Mr. Senter first discussed tho scriptural Injunctions bearing on the tnklng of human life. We have not in these days the right to take life because it Is no longer necessary. The punish ment does not deter from crime. It Is the certainty of punishment that stays the abaafsln'.s hand. Mr. Fllnn ot Springfield supported the bill not because of any sickly sentimental ity or because of any recent events in Ver mont but because the fair fame of Ver mont mny never again be smirched by the State taking n lifo that It can not give. The fear of punishment does not proveit crime, let us wipe this law from our .statute books, Mr. Rlcker of Groton raid that he was against tho bill. Mr. Davis, nf Falrlee opposed the bill. . Mr. Brown of Pownal stronsly oppo&ed the bill and advocated the extermination of murderers. He claimed that capital punlsh ir.(i it deterred crime and cited caes In point. Mr. Archibald of Manchester favored the bill claiming that convictions of tho charge nf murder would be more sure if life imprisonment was the penalty. He thought the State could safely try a chnnge in the law for two years, llo thought It safe, wise and humane to give the law a trial. Mr, Gibson moved tho previous question shall tho bill be read tho third time ntvl Mr. Fllnn demandd the yeas and nays. And the result was yeas 79, nays lia TIIK YRA AND NA V VOTK. Nays Adams, Aldrlch, Alexander, At well, Auiuln of Cnbot, Bailey of Kssex, Baldwin, Bnraw, Battles, Heche, Beeman, Benson, Btn'.ley, Blekford, Bleknell, Blod gett, Horlght, Bristol, Brown of Pownal, Brown of Watorford, Bundy, Burnett ot Roynlton, Cady of Mlddlelnrry, Cndy of Northfleld, Cameron, Carr of St, Johns bury. Cairler, Carpenter, Casey, Caswell, Chaffee, Chamberlain of Sheldon, Chnm borlaln of Star nard, Chappell, Chnse, Clark nf Castleton, Clark of Nowbury, Cobb, Unburn. Cutting, Davis nf Falrlee, Davis of Grafton, Dexter, Diclterman, Dodds, Drew, Dutlon, Kvnrts, Farrlngtna, Fellows, Fish, Fitch, Foote, Flngg, Fuller, Glhbs, Gibson, Oraton, Graves, Grny, Griffith, Gioss, Grow, Hamblln, Harris of Landgrove, Hatch, Haj, Haydsn, Hill, H'ri'dalo, Hitchcock, Holland, Holmes 3f Whiting, Holt, Huntington of Shaftsbury, UuntIntou ul Wiuhlnfiton, Jenkins, Jones PRESS: THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 15, run. of Benson, Jouvs ofVietory, Kidder, La Bombard, Iadd, landman, Landon, Lnth- 1 am, Inland, Martin of Fcrrlsburgh, Mat tlson, McFarlln, Mcrs, Mead, Mooney, Morso, Moultroup, Muzzy, Myrlck, Nel son, Nichols, Nllcs, Noble, Noonan, Nor ton, Noyes of Ornrisc, Noyes of Bharon, Oliver, Otis, Peck, Perkins, Pierce of Hardwlck, Picrco of West Windsor, Pol lard, Ray of Rockingham, Rny of She.1 btirne, Reed of Brookfleld, Reed of Con cord, Reed of Hlnesburgh, Rlcker, Robin ton of Berlin, Robinson of Calais, Robinson of Walerbury, Roleau, Scott of AValden, Sovcry, Shields, Hilpmnn, Sleeper, Smith of Unmet, Smith of Brldgewnter, Smith of Cambridge, Soulo of Alburgh, Souleof Fairfield, South worth, Spauldim of Wolcntt, Sparks, Staf ford, Stevens, Sjlllwell, Towle, Tupper, Turnbull, Wallace, Warren, Webb, Whit ney. Ayes Allen of Maidstone, Allen of Whlt- Ingham, Amsdon, Archibald, Austin of Brookllne, Austin of Weston, Bailey of l'eaeham, Bancroft, Harden, Barney, Ban nister, Bnsalow, Bishop, IJowlo, Brown of Norwich, Burnett of Dummcrston, Carr of Athens, Chedel, Coblelgli, Cowles, Darling, Dewnrt, Donovan, Drysdalo, Egglcston, Fisher, Fletcher, Fllnn, Frame, Gallagher, Oermond, Gllkey, Glenson, Goodnll, Gratn field, Harris of Somerset, Harris of Stowj, Hazoltlno, Holmes of Sutton, Hooper, 1 1 li I - burd, Hulburt, Jaekton, Klrkpatrlck, Knight, Lavlgne, Iyldy, Malone, Martin of Bethel, Mason, McCuen, Moore, Need- ham, Pike, Porter, Preble, Rooncy, Scott of Ilaker.sileld, Scott of Randolph, Benter, fleaver, Shaw, Sherwln. Shores, Slayton, Sturtevant, Taylor of Bradford, Taylor of Plttsfleld, Tttinlon, Thomas, Turner, Web ster, Wllley, Wright. Young. Absent and not voting Akley, Barrows, Braham, speaker, Congdon, Edgerton, Grout, Heath, Holden, House, nowe, Hurd, Kezer, Leonard, Mclean, Morton, Newton, Post, Scott of Brandon, Williams. SENATE BILLS REFERRED. S. 26 Relating to rate of Interest. Judiciary. S. 42 Assignment nf futuro earn ings. Judiciary. S. 74 Amending act Incorporating Newport & Montpeller Railroad com pany. Committee on rallrnnds. 92 Relating to town records. General committee. p 06 To revive the charter of tho Midland Railroad company. Commit tee on railroads. Senate amendments concurred in on joint resolution on celebration of dis covery of Lake Cliamplaln. On motion of Mr S'eedhnm of Orwell, the House adjourned. WILL FINISH VERY SOON. Supremo Court Resumes Will Hurim Must Pay -3. fur Mionllni- n I).-or, Montpeller. Nov. 11 -Supremo court re - convened this mom, nt and w'.ll probably . flnlh the bu?lnfs of the term early this week. In the bastardy e-ic of Carrie Tlllott soti vs. Trank Green, from Lamoille county. I'hief Jiulse Howell ordered an entry tMs morning. Judgment affirmed. I'he Rutland eounty case of Jennie L. Porter vs. France' P. Rvavts's estate, Jcmcs A. Merr.il. executor, apt., an appeal from onmlssloner?, which was M t to the lunl of the nocket. was argued tills morning by .lu.Ue E. L. Waterman for the plaintiff and W. it. C. Stlckney for tho defendant. There wa a judgment In the lower court mi the report of Horace F. Graham, lefer.e. for the plaintiff to recover $2.'."."1 w'th Interest from Sep tember C3. l'-OZ, and rusts. The Caledonia county case of Emerson Ilriifh vs. Charle- A. Watson, bill and In junction, was arR ed this afternoon by B. R. Bullard ar-d T. C. Cheney for tho plaintiff nnd J. r. Ixmson and G. W. Wing for the, defendant. Judge Miles rendered an opinion In the Lamoille eounty case of State vs. Will Burns, shooting deer. In tho lower court the respondent was sentenced to pay a fine of J100 and costs of prosecution. This was affirmed nnd the respondent was obliged to pay $3. MARRIED 50 YEARS. A. X. Snnln. un Aged Cdltur. nnd Wlfo Colebrnte finldrn WrddlnK. Bellows Falls, Nov. 13. A large number nf jieople gathered at the home of A. N. Swnln and wife on Westminister chldren ex-ept an adopted daughter, and now n great grandchild descended frcm her. Mr. Swain was born In Rending, July 13. 1W. He learned the printer's trade In the office of the Vermont Journal at Windsor, nnd was assistant jedltor of tho Vermont Republican at j Brattleboro a feiv years previous to his coming to Bellows Falls and establishing ' the Bullous Falls Times, his first issue of It being dated August fi. ISM. He sold it October 1, lS. having conducted tt as jowncr and editor over 32 years SHOOTING IN A SALOON. (Ino Mnn Sb"t I" Uo I.eK Ttvo Men 4ires(cd fo? Asm.-inlt, Rutland, Nov. 12. As the result of an altercation and shooting in n tiUne.t nt Granville. N. Y., Saturdsy night, Wll- llsm Hughes has a bullet hole In his right leg nnd Michael Hlcltey nnd Vllllam Wade wr-e held to-day In $r00 ball each, on the charge of assault. It In said that Hughes was not In the nlteicatlon, but tiin bullet struck him when the bartender, Patrick Mlnogue, at tempted Bra'' 11,0 revolver when Wade fired at lllckey. OLD RAILROAD MAN DEAD. Rutland, Nov. 12. Andrew Jackson Llttlefleld, who was In tho employ of tho old Rutland A- Burlington railroad when it started nnd remained at his duties of mechanic for Its successors until he was compelled to retlro be cnuso of poor health nfter moro than half n century of continuous service, died at Ills home In this city to-day aged 91 years. Mr. Llttlefleld wiu born In Andover hut had lived In this city since babyhood. He enme from a family noted for old age. His father died at SI. He lived with a sister. Mrs. Oscar Brown, who is 93. Little field's grandfather, Obadlah Llttlefleld, Is said to have fought at Bunker Illll. MISSIONARY MKETINC. Mlddlebury, Nov. 13. The National and State Home Missionary society held a Joint rally for Addison county In the Congregational Church this afternoon which was fairly well attended. Among the speakers wero Don. O. Shel Ion, nssnclate secretary of Congregational Home Missionary society of Now York, Rev. Charles A. Jones, superintendent of missions In Pennsylvania, Rev, C. H Merrill, secretary of Vermont Mosslon so clety. In the evening Dr. Merrill out r?ned the opportunities for home ml slons advancement In Vermont. "I have been somewhat costive, but Doan's Regulets gave Just tho result desired. They net mildly and regulate tho bowels perfectly. George II. Krause, 306 Walnut Ave., Altoonks Pa. DEATH OF MAJ- GEN Rotirod Military Veteran of Two Wars Passed Away Mon day Noon, STRICKEN AFTER YOTING, C'ontrnctcd n Severe Chill Whllo He. turlnc from the Poll Kollotred by an Intestinal Trouble nnd icute Piicuinonln Lapsed Into tIiicoucloujnc. Bakersflcld, Cat., Nov. 12.-Jls1tr-On-eral Wllllrun Rufus Shafter, U. S. A, retired, died at 12:4 p. m. to-day at the ranch of Copt. W. II. MoKlttrick, his son-in-law, twenty miles south of this city after an Illness of seven days. Whllo returning from the polls last Tuesday General Shafter contracted a severe chill, which augmented a slight Indisposition and necessitated confine ment to his bed. Intestinal obstruction was discovered by tho physicians sum moned but It was determined that this v,os a secondary affliction brought on by an acute attack of pneumonia. Wednes day nnd Thursday no Improvement was noticed and Friday afternoon additional 1 of that month. Deposits mado after fifth day of month draw lntoroet from medical aid was summoned. On Satur-1 'art dav of next month. day aftornoon a slight rally waa detected, ' Mnuall"''31 crcd,tcJ depositors January 1st end July 1st. compounding Mrol nnd relatives and physicians were hope-' The bank piys all taxen In this Stctn on deposits of two thousantl dollar fill but the change was short lived. At ten o'clock a sinking npell selsted the veteran. Early Sunday morning a consultstlon of physicians was held at which an operation was suggested as tho only means of relief from the Intestinal obstruction, but the condition of the patient was stated to be such ns to fore cast nothing but fatal results In ruch an attempt. Throughout his Illness General Shatter! bore up bravely. Cheerful and hopeful, though fully cognizant of his critical con dition the reneral remained cor.sclcots until nine o'clock this morning. Pure oxygen sent from' San Francisco, performivl a f' " " ..... " stant weakening wns discerned. Dr Mitchell and the trained tjurses labored untiringly hut .10 general lapsed Into tin crri'cinusnrss at nine o'clock nnd re-' malned In that condition until death. Cap-1 tain and Mrs. MeKlttrlct.. the general's son-in-law, and daughter. Miss Carrie Redmond, Mrs. Courtrlght and Captain James W. Shafter were at tho bedside when the end came. ISCHIAL WITH FULL HONORS. MILITARY Tho holy of Major-General Shafter will be removed Wednesday evening to Point Richmond, where it will be placed aboard a government tug and escorted by mili tary officers to the Presidio nt San Fran cisco. Burial will be in the post cemetery Immediately after the arrival with full military honors. William R. Shafter was born In Gales burg. Mich., October IB, IWi, and was therefore 71 years of nKe. He entered tho Union army ns first lieutenant of the 7th Michigan Infantry Auntust 22, 1M1. He was made major of IMh Michigan Infantry September 5, 1!C2; lieutenant-colonel, June 6. 1SISI; colonel of the 17th United States colored Infantry, April 13, 1S8I; brevet brigadier-general, March 13. UW. He was mustered out of the volunteer service, November 2. 1W5. He entered the regular army as lieutenant-colonel, January 2(1, lSCT, and was made brevet colonel U. S. A, March 2. HC7 nnd was given a con gressional medal of honor for gallant and meritorious services ntthe battle nf Fair Oaks, V11. He was assigned to the 24th Infantry April Is, l'OT. and was made colonel March 3, 179, nnd assigned to the 1st Infantry, lie was made brigadier general May 3, 1 Sf7, nnd placed in chnrge of the department of California. He was made major-general of volunteers in May, IMS nnd sent to Tampa, Fla. Iator he went to Cuba where he commanded the mllltnry operations in the Spanish-American Wnr which ended in the capitula tion of General Llnarcs's Sp-tnlsh army and the surrender of Santiago de Cuba, July, IMS. Later he retired from the sivlee with the title of brigadier-general, U. S. A., and major-general U. S. V. He married Harriet Grimes of Athens, Michigan, on September 11, 1S2 and she died January 14, 1855. about six months after he completed his most noted military work. DEATH OF W. H.' SILSBY. Prominent C'lllr.en of .Newbury Killed by n nnnnwny Horse. Newbury, Nov. 12Wllllam II. Slisby, one of the town's most active and highly respected cltltens died this afternoon from Injuries received early In the ry by being hit by n runaway horse, Ho yyas walking towards ' his homo about nine o'clock when tho accident occurred nnd thnuch the doctors found several bones broken t!ure was nothing to Indicate fatal Injuries. He was bom In Whltefleld, N. II.. In 1835 and had lived hero about -10 years. He represented Westmore In tho legisla ture of 1S70 nnd Newbury In 1SS6. He was member of the 8th Vermont rerimcnt and .leaves three children, Albert . ana Mrs. M. C. Knight of this village and Mrs. N. M. Stetson of Duxbury. WOMAN FARMER'S SUCCESS. Gives Men of Stone nn Object l.essou In Inli-nnlvo Fanning;, Stowe, Nov. 12. "Four Winds Farm" in the eastern part of Stowe furnishes to tho fanners of the town nn object lesson of "Intenso" farming and also an Instance of a successful woman farmer, the fnnn be Ing the property of Mrs. C. F. M. Taher. There are 23 acres In cultivation and this year the following crops navo been raised from three and a half acros of oats, SA bushels; one-half acre of potatoes, 212 bushols; one and one-half acres of north ern corn, 22K bushels; cm acre of Sanford corn' for tho silo; one-eight acre of car rots, S5 bushels; nnd about SO tons of hay was cut, This amount of produce Is equalled by few farms of 100 acres. L. M. Raymond Is employed as farmer by .ars. Tabcr. ' TO SPRNT) KO.OOO ON RAILROAD. Bethel, No. 12. At a special town meet ing held this morning In Rochester the sum of 120,000 was voted to put the road bed of the Uoeheiter railroad In condition for traffic. A steam shovel Is here and work will bo commenced at once. This was the railroad which was closed oy ordor of tho railroad commlssloivor- BURLINGTON SAVINGS BANK, NCOIlPOI7ATKD 184T. Deposits July 1, 1000 910,081,236.43 Surplus 660,200.99 Total Aseets $10,741,437.42 Deposits received e.nd palfl dally. Dsposlts mndo during the flrt four business flays of the month will Interest from the first of that mouth. Interest Is credited on at', drposltn January 1st anfl July VL All lane In thin qttit! ism paid Uy the. bank on depoitU of IJ.0M ot ! Depoilt can be mado or wltht.'rawn by m.II o nxpreia. Money loaned on legal security at the lowest rutoj. CIIAni.KS P. flMITTT. rres-ldent. HKNIIY CinHKlVR, Vlee-Pre.lflemt F. W. WAHD, Trtftnrrr. . I9IIAM, Aaar. Treanam. The BisHSngtcm Trust Co. Capital, $ 50,000. Surplus 220,000. Under the management of tho following board of directors. EDWARD WELLS, President; B. E. SMALLEY, Vice-President; HENRY L. WARD, Treasurer; DAND3L W. ROBINSON, E. HENRY POWELL. WJNOOKI SAVINGS BANK From carnfu' manugsmcnt noa not met with loss from any loan made dur ing the lnet twenty year. DertnaltR mnrin rltirlnf- 1Sat ffn 4.iMt A mnnth ilmw fntf.rHft ffftTTl ftjHt dftY or less. Vermont i,nn soMcrrm. Due Depositors June 30, 1906 $1,259,779.40 Surplus 96,419.39 OFFICKTt!"! I B. It. weston. President: .T. R Kmntt t i? ice-i rcsiucnt; s. UIgvood. 2nd Vice-President; Ormond Cole. Treuxs-! urtr. We make them as small as $100, as large as $5,000. CALL ON US Home Saviaigs Hank DUKLHNU S. ISIIAM, President. THE SOLDIERS' HOME. Rrpnrt of the Olllcrrn .shown It Iln.s Heen KconnmlcHll.v MnnnKed. Bennington, Nov. 13. The 10th biennial report of the olllcers of the Vermont Sol-1 mors uome nas tieen maue puouc. uno item of.prenernl Interest in It Is a state ment concerning the expenses of this In stitution compared with that of similar institutions in other States. It is says: "No other State in tho Union having a Soldiers' Home, (and such homes nro now establlsliel in nearly if not quite all the States) north of Mason and Dlxin's Line, has cared for Its veterans at so slight an affgresratc expense as has ours. In most of them the Initial expense of land and buildings bfore nn Inmate was received has exceeded the entire coat of our 13 years. During this period from May 1, 1SS7, which was the date when wo llrst began to receive Inmates, (though tho board was Incorporated In 1SSI.) to June I'O, Wf, there have been ;S2 veterans re ceived and cared for by this home. There were on the roll Juno 30, 1M, 90 Inmates. I these there were j tesent at the home fS; absent on furloughs. 2.". The largest number en the rolls at any time during tho last biennial term was one hundred nnd six, Nov. 16, 1905. Total number of deaths to Jure 30. 1J3C 193. There does not seem to be r.rjy prospect of a ma terial dlminlutlon of the numbers we shall be called upon to caro for. for several years to rome. Tho membership has varied llttlo during the past six years, and lias not diminished during the past two years. Vermont veterans now he.'ns cared for by other Statu or national homes are constantly making applications to bo transferred to this home; n desire which, If wo pandered to It, would fill our home much beyond its j present capacity. We therefore discour age tho Idea as much as possible. I In tho fulfillment of the trust confided) to our care we have endeavored to Do as economical as possible, and carry out intentions set fortli In the act of incor poration, maintain u? a comfortable and l leasant home for deserving soldiers and callers. That we have succeeded to a fair degree we ure confident from tho expressed approval of General Curtis, U. S. Inspector of State and National Homes, who commit ilcd our home oj ono of tho best and most economically conducted of tho State homes. The cost per capita for the year ending June 30, 1906, was 5:'3S.71 which includes every expense con nected with the home; but of this cost the natlrnil government paid $10). so that the nctual cost to the Stnto was onlv T13S.71. Wo deem it tho exorcise of prudence nnd good Judgment, to afU at your hands the same amount of appropriation for the years 1907 and lf8 as w.us appropriated for tho years 1905 and 1906, which is the same that has been appropriated on each biennial period for several years past, namely J2l,fM) or ?12.o for each year, assuring you we shall draw from the treasury only so much of It as actual nowls shall demand, ELGIN IIUTTICU MARKUT. Elgin, 111,, Nov. 12.-Butter ilrm and unchanged from Inst week at 2i cents. 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