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II ATE IN CANADA. HAII.Y.. .. SI.IH) ii enr In ndwiiiec. M'CMKI.V CII( ii cnr hi iiilvnncc, i-'it m: i'itr..ss ssnri ation. Publishers, Burlington, VI. liritLtNGTON, THURSDAY, OCT. . WANTED. When yon want anything, advertise In the new special column of this paper. Soma bargains are offered there this week which It will pay you to read about. See page two. This paper has more than !",onn renders every week nnd one cent a word will reach them all. If tho Legislature does not do what Is wanted nf II, there Is no low ugulnt vociferous protesting. Mr. Hryan admits Hint he Is fit for the office of president of the t'nltcd State". I'nder thes- circumstances ho probably thinks proof Is unnecesaury. Tho lawmakers will begin to-dny to move uiion Montpeller. and the Hamlet may be rolled upon to capitulate with out firing a shot. When the lawmak ers come to settle, however, the Cap ital will not appear ''so easy." The ciiurso of (lovernor Hughes 111 s-pcnklng for Tuft tins led to the pro Jei t of Governor Johnson of Mlnneso sota taking the stump for ltryan. Now If Johnson had only run for tho presl ibney Instead of Hryan. thcro mlRht hiivi) been less Standard Oil In tho eampalKr. with a corresponding In; crenso In democratic chances of suc cess. Representative-elect Oebhnrdt of Shelburno has made a splendid begin ning. The Randolph Herald and News says. "E. K Oebhardt has Invited the vot ers of iis town of Sholburne, whom ho will represent In the next Legislature, to meet him and outline nny legisla tion they may wish attended to. This getting In touch with one's constitu ents Is doubtless a wise, ni It will prove a popular, policy Hut tho rep resentative, elect would reserve tho right to exerolho bin own Judgment, of course, and not be bound by alvlco or action thus offered This Is a repre sentative form of government, at lenst nominally." VIIIIMOINT'S "WI.SDOM AM) VIRTUE." The Vermont legislature began Its bi ennial session at .Montpeller yester i'a and the men noted "for wisdom nml virtue" will undertake the task of repealing or revision old laws and making such new laws as" seems to them necessary or advisable. While the last Legislature seemed to have run the gamut of needed measures, the developments of the past two years have shown varlouB changes In our statutes to be worthy of consid eration at leas' The chief problem of the session will unquestionably bo that of taxa tion, which was committed by the pre ceding Legislature to a commission for consideration, Investigation and report. The members of the commis sion were unable to agree with refer ence to all of tho i ocommendntlons embodied tn the report and It Is to bo expected that Hie members of the Legislature will i perlence some diffi culty In framing n meiiaure that will hntlsfy the different classes of peo pie who want a change. The State republican platform pledged the party to n modification of the local option law with reference to the connection of tho Judiciary with the granting of licenses. Var ious other ways of deciding who shall sell liquor In Vermont In towns vot ing In favor of llceuso have been dis cussed, and It remains to be seen what the Legislature will deride tn do In the matter of taking this duty from assistant Judges It Is also to be expected that n rad ical change will be mndo In the mat ter of allowance to be niado to farm ers for dUe.ised cattle killed tinder tho law dealing with bovine tuber culosis, It is hebl that Vermont Is paying too large a sum for cattle, the charge being made that In oomo cases the appraisal Is lnrgor than healthy cows could bo fold tor In mar ket In any event It Is to be exported that a marked change will bo made In that connection. PEACH HANGS IN THE BALANCE. Tho question whether Europe Is to witness war In the Balkan peninsula Is now hanging In tho balance. To all nppcaraneoF. llulgarla, llosnla and Ilersiigovlna are lost to Turkey for ever, hut Inasmuch as tho suzerainty ot that power over tho mates In quos Hon has only been nominal for a long period, thn loss Is more a matter of prsllgo than of territory of resources. The real gravity ot the situation lies In the fact that It Is one of tho Issues which divides the, grout powers of i:uropo In the gradual reforming of their International alignments, In the present Instance, tho Interest of llussln, France and tlrcat llrltnln are largely In common ngnlnst those of (lernmnv nml Austria, with Italy oc cupying a middle ground. llussln has u most vital Interest In llulgnrla, owing to rnclal, conditions, geographical proximity and Illnck Sea prestige. Hut llussln has not been en tirely free to act with Germany, hav ing adverse Interests on hnr IlultlO frontier This has left Franco find Orent llrltnln to play the chief part In llulgarlan readjustment, with llus sln a silent but deeply Interested spec tator and ally. on tho oilier hand, Germany has pushed her Influence toward Morocco In Hie southwest, and then toward Turkey, Persia,, Iho Balkans und the near East. In these movements, Aus tria has usually been found co-operating with (lermnny partly through tho bonds of the triple alliance and partly bt enttK1 of personal Interests In th-t cotillgunus terrltoiy of tln Hnlknn.s, This In turn has fanned Into activity the old animosity between Itnly und Austria, threatening to disrupt the triple u'llnnce and to group Italy with Franco and (ireat llrltnln. This gradual regrouping of the pow ers has been effected by three recent movements Turkey's adoption of a constitution, the reappearance of tho Moroccan Issue and the present Inde pendence or Unlgnrln In nil of which the new alignment nf the powers Is becoming manifest, with Great llrltnln, France and llussln occupying common ground. Germany nml Austria co-operating and Italy tn a somewhnt neutral attitude. As In tin- Moroccan affair the Indications are that mediation or nn International congress will seek to arrange some working basis as to llulgarla, but mcontlmo the Intrigu ing nmong the powers for Influence over Hulgnrln and other portions of tho near East Is likely to go on un abated and to bo nn Important factor In the new grouping of the powers of Europe. llulgarla has been a tributary State of Turkey since 1878. The old llul garlan kingdom was overthrown at thn end of the fourteenth century by thn Turks, who held tho country until the treaty of llerlln mado It a buffer state between Europe and the realm of the Sultan, and at tho same time placed It under tho suzerainty of tho Sultan of Turkey. WII.I. TIIK STATK ACTf Tho hooted discussion of the national campnlgn Issues should not lead Vcr monter to forget Hint our own Legis lature has Just convened and that there are local Issues of paramount Interest for consideration. None of these Is of moro far-reaching Import ance to tho State than that of the de velopment of a State forestry policy. A representative of the national bu reau of forestry has recently visited Oovernor Proctor and others In the State In order to advise relative to the Hltuotlon and assurances have been given that thn fnlted States will co operate tn a substantial way. If tho State will take the lead. Tho forestry plank In the State platform of the Ile publlcnn party Is clear and specific in urging "more careful attentkn to the great question nf forest preservation.'' It says, "We believe that larger ap propriations should be made for tho nursery for forest seedlings and for educational nnd organizing work along the lines of Intelligent forestry, and that a beginning should be made In State forest reserves. Kvcryone recognizes there lire large arena In Vermont which, both for tho good of the State and the Immediate lorallty, should bo placed under wIho forestry management In moat cases private owners are, or will become, eager to follow Improved practices, if only tboy can hnvs the benefit of ex pert advice. As a first step the State, must secure tho most highly trained export forester it can get to study our conditions nnd to educate and advise as to their betterment. Moreover. Just as soon as the Stnte Is reudy to earn for them properly and pledge. Itself to do so In perpetuity public. spirited Individuals will offer t0 turn over to the Stnte considerable areas of forest land for .Stnte. forestry and park pur poses to bo administered for the pub lic good. That this Is no Idle conjecture Is proved by the following extract from a letted addressed under date of Sep tember 28, to Governor I'roctor and Governor-elect I'routy by one of tho lurgo piactlcnl lumber men of tho State, Mr. M. J. Hnpgood of Peru: "I daro say that you will refer to forostry matters In your messages, nt least I hope so, for no time, should be lost or effort spared In the protection of our forests and In encouraging own ers to put them In the way of perma nent preservation, ln case the State will offer sulllclent guarantees I bo Uevo that many owners of extensive tracts will put them under thn abso lute and perpetual guardianship of tho State, tho revenues accruing elthor to themselves or their heirs or to bo de voted to some public purpose. In my own raso I deslro to give ab solute deed ulther to the State or na tion of the llromlsy mountain tract, comprising about 1,000 acres, most of It lurgo growth limber, having been cut over many years Ago, and now bo. Ing In most desirable condition for watershed nnd gumo-oovert purposes, 1 should wish to condition that none of God's wild animals shall over be kill ed on this trnct, that there bo no open season here, to Ihe end that ther may be at least ono place of sure refugo for thesn good friends of ours. I do sire also that uny revenue shall be used for the bei)ctlt of the town of Peru, under thn direction of tho Gov ernor or the 1'renldent or his repre sentative. Will thn Htnto act or must I apply to thn nation?" Wh are further advised that Mr. Charles 11. Green of Whlto ltlver Junc tion, who has lopg been superintend pnt of the forests of tho International l'nper company nnd who probably has n wider practical acquaintance with tho present forest condition In Ver mont thnti any other man, asserts that If thn Stale will employ an expert for ester and glvn assurance of wlso ad ministration It will be practicable to secure the deeding to tho Htato for forest reserve purposes of largo areas of the higher mountain Mopes with relatively small expense. In one way or another this Legisla ture must make a beginning upon tho solution of thn ptnblem of tho conser vation and Improvement of our (Ver mont forests. Tho Stato must act, for Its own good. C'l.K.tMr.tl MI5AT AND I1AIIIY CON DITIONS. The people of Vermont have risen In their might to stop the shipping ft diseased meat Into other Slates, for the use of the people thereof, hut how about our own people? What havo wo done to protect ourselves? How do wo know of the conditions exlntlng In lo cal slaughter houses not Interfered with by Interstatn laws? Wlint Is to prevent any local butcher from hand ling diseased inent? Vou can not go tendlly to the placn where tho meat jou eat Is slaughtered nnd noto the conditions which nxls'. Probably many places would be found models of cleanliness nnd neatness with pro ducts sweet and pure, but If we nro correctly Informed one would occa sionally find n butchot shop In Ver mont which would test tho averajo human stomach. As the repoi ts of the State labora tory show, an excellent start hns been made In the mntter of enforcing better conditions In stnbles and the sur roundings nf dairies, fiom which milk Is sold In Hurllngton nnd vicinity. It Is fair to assume that there Is need of similar work elsewhere. Many stnbles are well kept, while In others milking Is conducted undpr filthy conditions. We ran not keep our milk too clean. When milk tastes of the stable, It ts tlmo to do something. We havo tnlked nbout a house-cleaning In Vermont politics. We have had a eleanlng up In tho Hur llngton Rendering company. Let us bo ns careful with reference to the meats killed ln Vermont for homo consuinp Hon ns we nro with reference to meats shipped out of the State for other people to oat. At least we ought to bo as careful regarding our meats as we aro In relation to tho milk wo consume. New York has Just started a cru sade against unclean dairy methods, following the example of Vermont, but It Is ahead nf us regarding tho Inspec tion of meats and the preparation thereof. If we were to repent In these columns somo of the facts that have come to our knowledge regarding con ditions In some butcher shops, thero would be danger of -i popular upris ing. Certain It Is that butchers, who allow filthy conditions to prevail In their slaughter houses would bo In danger. The only way to make unclean slaughter houses and butcher shops reform Is to enforce laws that will apply to the owners of nil such places. Those who keep their plaeeB In a good sanitary condition nnd who use clean products will not be hurt. Those who use diseased meat nnd nllow fil thy conditions to exist, will be com pelled to conform to the modern de mand for puro food, or to pay a de served penalty. HOW TO QVIT SMOKING. To the current Harper's Weekly, under tho title "The Solar Machine," Willis Hrooks has contributed a story contain ing a murder mystery of the most oriel. mil and ingenious character. It is solved by a Yankee lawyor. "HI" Hlddle, one of tho most delightful characters that have been recently delineated. "D'y'u find smoking burts y'u?" nsks Hlddle. "It probably doesn't do me nny good," I said, "but I'd havo trouble quitting It." "No, y'u wouldn't. Smoke this." Ho took fiom his vest pocket tho fellow to tho stogy In his mouth nnd tossed It across the table to me, "Kver hoar how Hill Donllttln lived on 10 cents a week?" I confessed that Hill's economies had never been brought to my attention. "Wnl." said Hlddle, "he took dinner with a f i lend on Sunday, nn' nto enough to Inst 'lm till Wednesday. Then he bought 10 cents' wuth o' tripe, an' he bated tripe so like thunder tha; It listed 'lm the rest o" the week. These seegavi work a good dcnl like that tripe. You take to smoklu' 'em, an' y'u won't want more 'n one er two a day," AUTUMNAL. Pleaeant tho days of the fall with nn atmosphere hazy, Though ripened verdure may change unto hues brown and yellow 'Kre the frost's touches have painted It scarlet and blazy, 'ICro the sweet pawpaws are blackened und luscious and mellow. Keen Is the chill of the morn when you'ro roused from your slumber, Housed by the faithful ulorm of tho clock on the table, Housed with a feeling tho darned thln t has struck tho urong numbey, And that to rise from your couch you're suiely not able. Shivering Into your clothes you mako progress toward breakfast, Thinking of coal In Ihe bin, and tho need soon tn burn It, How that od furnace's tantrums will then mako a wreck fast Of the sweet temper ynu'vo galnod In the summer. Oh.durn It! " Indianapolis News. Wherever any printed taina- of yours travels, It represents you and your business. You cnnnol afford to lie parrlran about any part ot your prlnl Ibc. Tar I'ree I'tm Print stand for B.rjjatlu. TUFT AND BRYAN IT BANQUET TABLE Both Addressed the Chicago As sociation of Commerce Last Evening. THREE HALLS WERE CROWDED Crowd Cheered 45 Minutes When Tnft i:n(ered nnd Greeted Ilrynn -Tnft Xpenks nf flip Tardiness of lusllre nnd flrjnn of Cor porations nnd Commerce. Chlengo, in., Oct. T. W. J. Hryan W. II. Tnft, rival candidates for the presidency of the United States, met to-night nt the fourth annual hanquot of the Chicago Association of Com merce. The meeting Is said to havij been the first of Its kind. Mr. llrynn, having been In Chicago nil day, was the first to arrive at the banqifet hall In thn Auditorium Hotel. Mr, Tnft having delivered a speech at the opening of the deep wuterwnys convention In tho forenoon went to Galesburg, III., to deliver nnother ad dress during this afternoon, and re turned to Chicago to-night after tho banquet x well under way. Intense Interest In the meeting had been manifested since It tlrst became known that tho two candidates Were to meet In public, nnd every seat in three banquet halls, thrown together for the occasion was occupied when thn tlrst course wan served, save only n commodious chair reserved for Mr. Tafl. Those nt tho speaker's table during the speechmnklng Included: David II. Forgan, Mr. Taft. President Richard C. Hall of the Chlcngo Association of Commerce, Mr. Hryan, Gov. Dennen of Illinois and President Kavanaugh of the Deep Wnterwnys association. ARRIVAL OF TAFT. An ear-splitting shout gave warning of the arrival of Mr. Tnft. Mr. Hryun In common with every ono else, ro and looked toward the entrance. Mr. Hryan, who ceased ln the destruction of somo sort of a chop suey m.isqueradlng under n French name, turned his head slowly as his political rival drew near, smiling slightly. The dramntlc moment which had been anticipated with such deep Interest was soon over. Mr. Hryan's band awaited that of Mr Taft. A single lingering pressure, a word or so svlilch none could overhear, because of the tumult and the republican lender passed on to a chair at the right of Mr. Hall. The cheering continued for a minute or so after those at the speakers' table had taken their seats. When talklnr In ordinary tones becamo possible the two candidates entered Into nn animated conversation In which Prcsl sldent Hnll Joined. The speeches of both Mr. Tnft and Mr. Hrynn were non partisan. T'lls was In consonance with the "R-lshes of tile t'hfcngo Association of Commerce which Is a non-partisan organization. ' When the Inst course of the dinner had been served, both of the distinguished guest wero kept busy singing menu enrds which were passed over the mat of orchids In front of their section of tho speakers' tnhle. Meantime th" banquet hall remained In good nntured disorder The orchestra played lncesnntly work ing the bises and drums to the limit but the music wns almost drowned in the babel of shouts and songs. Through It all tho two candidates labored with smil ing fortitude, sliming their nnmos. The tumult -which began with the en trance of Mr. Taft lasted for 4S minutes, INTRODUCTION OF HHYAN. In Introducing Mr. Hryan, President Hall said; "As I look upon my distinguished as sociates I am forced to resort to tho familiar protestation of the perplexed lover, 'How happy could I be with either, weie t' other dear charmer away.' The eiolutlon of politics has brought to a commanding plae In the eyes and re gard of his countrjincn, a citizen of Ne braska. Ills life has been an honorable progress fiom the day ho received his degree from his nlma mater to tho hour of his ehu'ec as standard bearer of one of tho great national parties by legions of enthusiastic countrymen. With the principles of an American ho hns sought and held leadership In a career of cour age, lldelll und kindliness. Millions ac cept his .aptaltny, tl.o energy of his service, the purity of his patriotism. Gentlemen, Mr. Hryan." BRYAN'S SPEECH. Mr Hryan was cheered to the echo as he rose to speak. Ho said In part; "I think I can see signs of progrem In politics. When I first began to run for president there wore no occnslnns of this kind. I think I note a larger charity, a broader liberality nnd a more kindly feeling than has some times prevailed n the past. "I am glnd to meet nt this board ono who has been honored by his party with leadership In a great campaign, I am glad to testify to my appreciation of his nbllltle., and his virtues. If I am successful the victory will be the greater to have won from such, and If I nm defeated tho sorrow will be less to have been defeated by such. "Commerce is n great moulding force ln the world. Commerce hns contrib uted enormously to tho world's prog, ress and to mankind's well-being. 13v. ery step hi the development of com- Mnerce Is an upward step. Commerce is to-dsy extending Its Influence throughout tho world and binding peo pic together ns they wero never be fore bound. 'Thero Is no doubt that society has largely gained one of the great Inventions that bus nindn lurnely for tho enlarge ment of einiiiuirce that Is the corporate entity The corporation Is a stop In ad vance, it enables people to no together what people could not do alono. It re lieves thoHii win- cooperate of tho embarrassments of partisanship and Is substitutes larger uperollons nnd thus facilitates the work of exchange and no ono who has estimated with in telligence the usefulnen of tho corpora tion will for one moment think of destroying the powei that tho corporation gives for rooprrntlw off'"''8' RE.MTRICT10N NI'X'liHSARY. "Society ncceptlnc t'10 corporation as on establhhed fact Is proceeding to enact such laws us may I"' necessary to make the corporations n"vc the purpose for which, tin ueru aea-td unvl i am sure J that the members of this association organized for the promotion of tho city's Interest recognize that with thn largo power that corporate action gives re striction Is necessary, When the law crentes the corporate person, that one man may be mado a hundred thousand ten thousand, a million times stronger than the God mado mnn. When God made man Ho set a limit to his existence, so that If ho was a bnd man ho Could not be bad long, but when tho corpora tion wns created tho limit on ago was raised nnd It .sometimes projects Itself through generation after generation. "I tnke II then that I can assume that nil who are Interested In commerce nnd Interested ln the corporation as n menus of developing commerce and extending commerco will recognize the necessity of making competition between the natural mnn nnd tho fictitious person sufficiently equnl that thn natural man may not bo trodden under foot." INTRODUCTION OF TAFT. The Introduction of Mr. Tnft fol lows ; 'In the fortunes of wnr, we nr quired nllen nnd subject rnces. Our government assumed tr lead thorn to the lofty omlnenco of American civil ization. For the accomplishment of this purpose, the President sent to the Filipinos n typical citizen nnd emi nent counselor and n man with cour age of his convictions. He accomp lished the high purpose of his mlsslniw winning both the confidence of his countrymen nnd the lovo and grati tude of a nation to be. Success and honor have crowned his every effort In an active life as citizen, Jurist, peacemaker and cabinet officer. Through all his career and In our In sular possessions, he hns stood for the Integrity of his government and thn majesty of right. Gentlemen, Mr. Taft " TAFT ON THE COURTS. Mr. Tnft said In part: "I'nder our constitution ns early In terpreted, tho supreme court of the t'nl ted States become tho ultimate arbiter In respeet to mont of our great political questions. I believe we generally agree thnt this has much contributed to the smrnth working of our government nnd tn the supremacy of lnw and order In our community, but hnve we the right to say that our present ndmlnlstrntlon of Justice as between Individuals nnd ss between the Htnto nnd Individuals In sures continued popular satisfaction with Its results? I think not. Wo have abun dant evidence that th prosecution of criminals has not been certain ami thor ough to the point of preventing popular protest. Lynching In mnny parts of the country Is directly traceable to the lock of uniformity nnd thoroughness In the enforcement nf our criminal laws This Is a defect whleh must be remedied or It will ultimately destroy the republic. "An evil which Is likely to grow t Importance Is the Inequality betwie the poor nnd the rich growing out of the delays In the ndmlnlstrntlon of Jus tice between Individuals "A defect of our system Is seen ln tho uneiual burden which the delays and expenses of litigation Impose on the poor litigants. Tho reform must bo reached through the Improvement In our Judicial procedure. Our codes are generally too elaborate. "Another reason for delay In tho lower court Is tho disposition of Judges to write long opinions. PRACTICH IN PHILIPP1NKS. "In the Philippines we havo adopted the system of refusing a Judge his regular monthly stipend unless h" can file a certificate with his receipt for his salary, In which he certifies on honor thnt ho has disposed of all the business submit ted to him within the previous 5o days. "Another defect In our Judicial system is giving to defeated litigants two ap peals "So fnr as the lltignnt Is concerned, ono appeal Is all that he should bo ejitltled to. "Again, there "link boon manifested In our appellate courts too great a disposi tion to reverse cases for error in the trial below. The Inevitable elTect of the de lays Incident to the machinery now -,-milred In a settlement of controversies ln Judicial tribunals is to put at a disad vantage tho poor litigant nnd to give great advantage to his wealthy opponent. BETTER Jl'DGEH FOR LOWER COURTS. "I think a step In tho direction of tho dispatch of litigation might be taken In requiring higher qualifica tions for those Judges that sit ln cases Involving a small pecuniary amount. A poor man should have tho benefit ofas acute and as able Judges as tho rich. "Again, I bnllevo a great reform might bu effected especially In the federal courts, nnd I believe too In the .State courts by a mandatory re duction of the court costs and fees. The .salaries of tho court officers should be Ilxcd and should be paid out of the treasury of the county. State or national government as the inse may be, and fees should be re duced to as low a figure ns possible consistent with the reasonable dis couragement of groundless and un necessary litigation," Tim awakeni.x; or Tim faiimi:ii. (J L. Mathews, In tho October Atlantic.) Tho farmer Is becoming a keen citizen. Educated, more or less wisely, by the cheaper magazines and tho newspapers to the methods and nggre,slons of tho so. called trusts, awakened to a knowledge of the skill and Impunity with which some capitalists break both civil and moral laws, he Is apparently becoming less devoted to his old Ideal of the law, and more Inclined to try theso new ven tures for himself. We have a multitude of Indications of this on every hand. Tho now constitutions, such its that of Okla homa, aro designed to allow him wide latitude. In Texas, In Illinois, and In many other States, ho has had passed anti-trust laws which specifically ex empt the farmer from their terms, In Montaiin. Idaho and I'tah the wool growers have combined to rnlso the price of their wares, and with consider able success. In tho South, the cotton growers, under the able leadership of Mr. Harvln Jordan, have held together for hlghei prices and for reduced acre age The farmers' union movement vhns reuched the point of establishing regular warehouses capitalized by faimers, In which the union mnn may hold Ills goods, drawing cash against them at tho bank, refusing to soil at the cheap prices which prevail at harvest, and holding them until the later, higher prlco conies on. And there has grown tfp out f nil this n still stronger movement, which hns Its headquarters now nt In dlnnapolls, called the equity movement, Intended to unite (he farmers of the en tire nntlon n n movement for more equi table living, n which the chief element Is to secure a higher price for farm pro ducts. This equity movement-the Ameri can Hoclety of Equity Is Its oftlclnl style-has developed tho method of pooling crop." to the highest degree It lias yet attained. LEGISLATURE AT WORK AT ONCE (Continued from n"lte one,) chaplain of the House, tho Rev. p, n. Flsk of Plnlnlleld, the Rev. A. N. Wood ruff ot Harru town, tho Rev. J. Hall 1-ong of Panton nnd the Rev. A. J. Hough of Montpeller. Mr. Hough led on the first ballot and wns olecteil on thn second with nenrly 50 votes to sparo, After Mr. Plumley had announced the appointments of Harry A. Hlack of New port and J. A. Wilcox of Ludlow as his iirslslantH nnd tho chnlr had appointed J. G. Norton of St. Albans and 13, A. Nntt of Montpeller an official reporters, tho organization of the House was com pleted When the. House assembled this after noon the drawing of seats occurred. Mr. Kdgertou of Rochester hnd first choice. Hevcrnl amusing coincidences occurred during thn drawing. Mr. Tllden of Northfleld nnl Mr, Tllden of Hurre city, father nnd son, sit together, ns oo Mr. Hoyce of Waterbury nnd Mr. Hoyco of Proctor, two brothers. Mr. Detlocr and Mr. Kinsley of Rutland, president and general agent of the National Life In surance i ompnny, also occupy adjoining seats. After adopting the usual Joint resolu tion providing for tho purchase of dally and weekly newspapers for members of the legislature and 3tate officers, the House adjourned. A Joint assembly will be held to-morrow morning to hear tho message of Fletcher D. Proctor, the retiring Gov ernor In the afternoon, before another Joint assembly. Gov. George II. Prouty will take the oath of ofllcc nnd will deliver his Inaugural address. It Is probable n adjournment will be taken Thursday aft ernoon or Friday morning for the re mainder of the week. Hefore the House adjourned this nftcr noon Hpenker Cheney announced bin de sire to become acquainted as roon as possible, with the members. To do this he has appointed different hours of tils' day when he will meet the members from different counties for nn Interchange of Ideas for mutual benefit. Henjnmln Williams, Jr., secretary of civil and military affairs under Oovernor Proctor, this afternoon sent a communi cation to the press table expressing his sincere thanks for the many favors and courtesies received by him from the newspaper men during his term of office and wishing the scribes continued suc cess and prosperity In seconding tho nomination of Charles A. Plumley for clerk of the House. Mr Fish or Vergennes mado n tender reference to Fred L. Hamilton of Salisbury, clerk of the House, who died suddenly at Mlddlebury last August. Persons wishing the Hand Hook of the legislature can obtain tho same by calling at tho Freo Press subscrip tion office, room 4, tho Pavilion, where nil orders for the Free Press will re ceive prompt attention. BUSINESS IN THE SENATE. MORNING SESSION. The Senate of the 130th session of the legislature convened this morning at ten o'clock. The session wns called to order by Lieutenant-Governor nnd Governor-elect George II. Prouty. Devotlonnl exercises were conducted by the Rev. L. J. Bam burg, pastor of trfc Montpeller Baptist Church. The secretary called the roll and found all present. On motion of Senator Gorham of Wind ham, Senator Ernest W. Gibson was olectcd president pro tempore. On motion of Senator Iwls of Iji mollle, Mnrcellus W. Farnum was elect ed chaplain On motion of Senator Fllnn of Windsor Homer I. Skeels was elected secretary of the Senate. On motion of Senator Rutler a Joint res olution was adopted to notify the Houso that the Senate had organized nnd on Its part was ready to proceed to the business of the session. . On motion of Senator Donoway the Joint rules of the hist session were adopt ed till others were provided. On motion of Senator Lewis of La moille It wns ordered that & committee of two watt upon the Oovernor and no tify that the Senate had organised and was ready to proceed on Its part to busi ness of session. President appoints Senators Lewis and Hutler. On motion of Senator Gibson, rules of last session adopted till others aro formulated. On mutton of Senator Hutler, Sena tor Lewis of Lamoille county was elected committee to make nomina tions. Joint resolution by Senator Fflnn, rotating to dally papers, rule suspend ed, adopted, The aecretary appoints Guy M. Pago of Hurllngton his nsslstant. On motion of Senator Melntyre of Rutland, adjourned. SBNATE AFTERNOON Ftor the first hour of the nfternoon the Senate took a recess to await the nctlon of the Houso on certnln resolutions. Joint resolution adopted In concurrence: Relating to appointment of a special Joint committee to canvass votes for county officers and Justices of the pence. To canvass votes for Stnte officers. Relating to Joint nssembly to hear message of retiring Governor. Relating to renting t jfewrlters for use 0 6tate officials. COMMITTEES APIVDINTED. To canvass votes for county: Donaway, Addison; Orvta, Bennington, Fairbanks, Caledonia; Kennedy, Chittenden; Vance, Bssex; Croft, Franklin; Wright, Grand Isle, IawIs, Ijimollle, Flngg. Orange; Gross, Orleans, Scott, Rutland; Huntley, Washington; Gibson, Wtndhnm; Shot man, Windsor. To canvnss votes for flints officers: Thayer, Addison; Hotter, Bennington; Blniham, Chittenden, Gleason, Calo donla; Vnnce, Exsex; Barney, Franklin; Wright Grand Isle, Lwts, Lamoille: McLane, Orange, Lewis, Orleans; Mr.. Intyro Rutland; Bliss, Washington; Fllnn, Windsor; Gorhnm, Windham, On motion of Senator Fllnn, fiennto adjourned. BUSINESS IN THE HOUSE. mnmar7 of First ny' Proceedings by Torrn Itrprracntnth e. Shortly utter ten o'clock Ihe Houso was called to order by F G Fleet wood, secretary of State. Prayer was offered by the Rev H A. Flint of Montpeller and the roll was called by Mr. Fleetwood. For speaker Mr. DcRoer of Mont peller nominated T. C. Cheney of Mor rlsvllle. Seconded by Mr, Hherwln of Hyde Pnrk, Mr. Lenry of Burlington for tho minority party, Mr. I.avlgnn of Colchester, Barber of Hrnttleboro and Uwli of Norwich. The chair ap pointed ns tellers Mr. Kinsley of Rut land, Mr, Howo of Bennington, Mr Lrnry of Burlington and Mr Wats n of St. Albans city. Thn result of thn vote wns. Whom number of votes cast, 2.17, of which Thomas C. Cheney received 237 and was derlnred elected. Mr. Deltoor of Montpeller nnd Mr Howe of Ht Johnnbury were nppolntetl as n committee to notify Mr ( honey of his election nnd present him beforn thn bar of the House. Mr, Cheney took the oath of otllre, administered by tho retiring serretary of State, Mr Fleet wood, und accepted the speakership, Tho next business was the election of clerk, and Mr. Wllllnms of New port nomlnnted Charles A Plumley ot Northfleld. The nomination wns sec onded by Mr Fish of Vorgennes, Mr Martin of Essex. Mr. Lyford of War ren, Mr. Howe of Ht. Johnshury nnd Mr Lavlgne nf Colchester No other name was presented and Mr, Wllllnms of Newport and Mr. Howe of St Johns bury were appointed a committee 1 0 notify the clerk of his election nnt present him nt the bar of the House, whole the oath was administered by the speaker. RESOLL'TIONS, Resolution by Mr. Fish of Vergcnnen thnt the rules nf the last session ot ndopted ns the lilies of the Houso Unt" others arc ad jptcd. Hy Mr. Howe of Bennington that th Joint niles be In force until others lire adopted. Hy Mr. Brown of Wllmingt in that tho Houso notify the Senate that It Is orgnnl.ed nnd ready for business. Hy Fletcher of Caienb that tho House nollfy His Ex, ellenev tho Governor. Hint It Is orgnnlzed nnd ready to receive nny communication from him Adopted and the chnlr nr pointed ns a committee to notify Hie Governor Mr Fletcher of Cavendish and Mr Howe ot St. Johnsbury JOINT RESOLITIONS By Mr Wllllnms of Newport that the two houses meet ln Joint assembly Thursday, October fc. at 10:40 to recelvo tho message of the retiring govern r Adopted on the pnrt of tho House. Hy Mr. livlgne nf Colchester providing for the rental of typewi Iters for thn use of clerks of the House, secretaries of the Senate nnd auditor's oftlc Adopted on the part of the House NOMINATIONS FOR CIIAPtAIN Following the resolution providing foi the election of chaplain, Mr Martin ol Plainfleld nominated tho Rev P B. Fisk of Plainfleld, Mr. Davis of Harro town nominated the Rev. A N Wood ruff of Horre town. Mr. DoBoer of Montpeller nominated the Rev A J Hough of Montpeller: Mr. Fish of Ver gennes nominated the Rev J Hnll lying of Pnnton; Mr. Sherwln of Hyde Parli nomlnnted the Rov. P. A. Smith of Mor rlsllc Mr. Martin t: Plainfleld. Mr Sheiwln of Hydo Park, Mr Fish of Vergcnnes nnd Mr. DeBoer of Mmtpeller were ap pointed tellers The result of tro voto was. Whole number votes cast 212. neces sary for choice 117, of which Mr Wood uff re elved 10, Mr. Smith 2T,, Mr Flsk Gl, Mr. Long 57 nnd Mr Hough " The speaker announced no choice and ordered nnother ballot. Mr Martin of Plnlnfleld withdrew the name nt Mr Flsk. The second nnd deciding ballot resulted as follow-- Whole number of votes cast 111; necessary for choice US. ft which Mr. Woodruff hnd . Mr. Fml'h hnd 5, Mr. lying had fil, and Mr Ho-igh had I SI and Mr. Hough was declare i elected. A message was received from tho Governor to the effect that he will de liver his retiring message to tie (5'rt nssemhly on such time as miv be fixed The ehnlr appointed as cr mmlttee on rules, .Mr Fletcher of CnvcndUVi Mi Brown of Wilmington and Mr Howe of Bennington. The chair appointed as nffiln1 reporter,; of the House. J. G. Norton c ' St i ,an nnd E A. Nutt of MnntpeMer The clerk announced as his assistan'i Harry A Hlnck nf Newport nnd J A Wilcox of Ludlow. JOINT RESOLUTIONS By Mr. Bro-wn of Hnrtford providing for the nppolntment of a committee r ' one senator and three representatives from each county to canvnss votes for county officers By Mr. Kinsley of Rutland for the ap pointment of a similar committee '3 canvass votes for State officers Bo' ndopted on the part of the House On motion of Mr. Ixjwls of Norwich t Houso adjourned. HOrPE AFTERNOON The first hour of the afternoon sesl n was taken up with the drawing of seats ADOPTED IN CONCFJIRENCE Joint resolution providing for pur chase of dally and weekly newspapers for members ot the LegUlature and State officers. Joint resolution adopting Joint rules until others nre formulated On motion of Mr. Ooodell of Whltlng hs.ni the House adjourned. PROBATE COURT. Summary of HumIucss Transacted During the Week Ending Oct. 7. Estate of -Mary E. Allen, Hurllngton Settlement of thu not. omit of U' xe j tor, and decree of distribution n.n le. Estate of Austin Gill. Hurlingti license for sale of real estate yr.inte 1 Estate of Anna J. Donnelly Hurl'im ton. John E. Donnellj of Atlantic 1 it., N J . appointed ndmlnlstrat-r Ellhu Is, Taft and D. J. Nelberg commissioners and appraisers. Estute of Olive R. Grl-w.dil Bi.rllug Ion. Will proved: Carrie M G isw M nppolnted e.ecutrlx, estate decreed ttf executrix, who Is also suit) legatee Estate of Daniel II M.ieombor Essex. License for sale of real estate granted; commissioners report filed J-Mnte of Mary Mirks. Burlington. Will proved, A G. Whlttemore upooln'. ed administrator with the -will annexed; Henry Greene and C P. Smith commis sioners anil ipprnlsers.. E"tate of Julius Sorelle Sherburne. William Sorelle appointed administrator; E F Oebhardt and Henry Rowley ap praisers. EUnte of Addison Isham. WIIHston. Appraisers Inventory filed Estate of Martin B. Small. Hlneburg' Commissioners and appraisers reports filed. Estate of Mnrtln Naramoie. Jericho, Will filed for probate- dnte of hearing changed from the 12th of October, day originally assigned, to October 17 Estate of Joseph H. Small Colrhester Will filed for probate; hearing October 23. . Estate of I'lilllnda Lamothe, Hurllng ton Will Hied for probate: hearing Octo ber 2.1. Estate of Georgo uDpaw Colchester. Appraisers Inventory tiled Torturing eczema spreads Its hurn- ing area every day. Ponn's Ointment qulcklv stops Its spreading, Instantly relieves the Itching, cures It pcrmati-. ently. At any druc store.