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VOL. LXXXIV. KKW SL VOL. LVI. BURLINGTON, VT.,' THURSDAY. MARCH 24, 1010. NTMBKR 39. m is m FOR ROOSEVELT Khedivo of Egypt Will Send State Carriage to Convey Him to Palace To-day. A ROYAL RECEPTION PLANNED Former President Tells Girl Stu dents at Luxor That "Man Can Not Rise If Wo man Drags." Luxor, Upper Egypt, March S3. Colonel 1 losovclt's departure from -Luxor nt M I'M o'clock this evening wns made the i esIon of a great outpouring of resl dci t nnd tourists. They chceied the ex p.esldent ns his trnln started for Cairo. The Egyptian capital will lip reached to-li- now morning, and Colonel Rooso- t and his party will remain In that for nearly n week. f' e-parnllons have been going on In in for n royal reception to the dls ip euishod American and -the Khedive is nnnounceil that he will send n state rlagn for Colonel Roosevelt to convey u to the palace. The plans Include sev- i dinners, a visit to tlui University of . vpt, where Colone! Roosevelt will de er nn address, and a visit to the Amer .n mission, where ho will dedicate tho tv Rlrls' college. Tho FUhjt-ct of the Ralllngcr-Pinchot troversy and the departure of C.lfford 1 ehot for Europe for the ostensible. rr ire of meeting the former president ' rought to Mr. Roosevelt's nttentlon b 1 declined to make any statement. Colonel Uoosevolt to-day visited the l Ission of the United Presbyterian C inch of North America. The mls- in In Ivwnt i t :i lillurmii in 1 SCi Una tended Its operations from tho Med- 11 i,LiiT-,ii. in iiic x usi ni.iitii;i, '.; Mntl ns being it Sohnt, Khartum, 1 nrr Asslut. Cairo and Alexandria. addresses girls' school. Mr and Mrs. Roosevelt, ncrompan b 1 by Dr. Robert H. McClenahan and t'ie Rev. Ralph U. McGIU, drove from Hie hotel to the mission. As they en FOSS ELECTED BY DEMOCRATIC LANDSLIDE Vermonter Made Campaign on National Issues, Overcoming Plurality of 14,250 and Having Majority of 5,640 in Republican District. Brockton, Mb.w . March I2.--Thc natlon ( political weathercock tinned demo rratlc.ward In Ma.-s.n husetts to-day when the Old Colony xctlon, one of the repub lican strongholds of tho State, placed Eugene N. Foss of Boston, a democrat, In tho congressional sc.u of the late Wil .latn C. Ixiveriiiff of Taunton. Mr. Foss accomplished what is regarded as almost a political miraclp, tuning a republican plurality of ll.i'O into a democratic vic tory of 5,CI'. The vote to-day was: Eugene N. Fo.-s of lioston, (democrat), M,9s0. William R. Huelnnan of Brockton, (re publican), ?,3t. It was the most overwhelming defeat that the republicans have mft In Massa chusetts since fiovernor Hates was over thrown by William I. Douglas six years Ego. The result l considered of more than Btate-wido Impottanco, for Mr. Foss stumped the entire Mth district on na tional questions. Where the two cities and every one of the 44 tonns In tho district gave republl ran majorities only four months ago at the State (lection, a scant dozen remain ed loyal to the republicans to-day. .uDfiE SPOKE AGAINST HIM. It was the first contest to be decided by the voteis siuco the Payne-Aldrlch tariff bill became op.ratlve and had a peculiar interest on tha account. Mr. Foss, who has figured in several cam paigns, first as a republican and latterly s a democrat with moderate protectionist leanings, In woll known In tho north fastern Stales and In Canada as a rhnmplon of Canadian leciprocity, an Issue which led him to leave the Republi can party lust yenr and become the democratic, candidate for lieutenant governor. He failed by only S.WO votes to carry the State at that time. Another subject which was discussed In the congressional campaign was tho high cost of living. The democratic campaigners charged the Payne-Aldrlch tariff bill and the failure of the Republi can party to regulate the trusts with being mainly responsible for tho high rost of living. This attack wa.s met by Senator Cabot Lodge, who delivered an iddress at lirockton last Saturday nlgjit In which he declared that IncroaHes had occuned principally In articles upon which the duty had been lowered when the tariff was revised last year. Mr. Foss In replying to Senator Ixdge, presented a list of compamtlvo food prices In Mont real. Ht. John, N, !!.. and Ifoston which he used ns nn arsrument against the ullegatlon that the cost of provisions Is lue to a world-wide upward price move ment DISTRICT ALWAYS IlBI'UnUCAN, The 14th dlsttlct has been the most consistently republican dlsttlct In Mnssa thuscttd, having never before elected a Semocrat to Congress. congressman Ioverln carried the district In 1908 by the enormous plurality of M.W.o. The remarkable shift of votes to-day Is difficult to analyze. The republican leaders admit that their party In the dls ured the room the Klrl students snng song of welcome, Dr. McClennhnn Ssted tho visitors In a speech of TAtotne, to which Colonel Roosevelt r cndcd at considerable length. I was particularly nnxloun to Me tho girls school," he continued, 'be causo I think It Is belnir realized more and mora strongly that It In Impossi ble to uplift one pnrt of humanity while neglecting the others. Abovo all we can't raise liinn unless woman Is raised nlso. The missions must be for both sexes. This applies equally nt homo and abroad. Mun can not rise If woman drafts. U Is a mnttor of self-Interest to help them. No racn can rise as hliflt as It should un less woman rises with man. "1 am mighty well pleased, as an Ameri can, to come here and see what has been done by our own people. NothlnK augurs so well for Egypt's future as thot such work If going n and growing year by year In inlluenre and success." Colonel Rooevelt's words were greeted with tremendous applause and during nn Informal reception which followed the children -ang patriotic alts. The party then returned to the hotel. HOIJCK PROTECTION AT CAIRO. As the time approaches for Colonel Rooevelt's anlval at Cairo thero Is much talk of the police oxrangemnnts for his safety nnd convenience. With charac teristic assurance of being able to take care of himself, the colonel does not de sire police protection, the Idea of which Is not nt all to his liking. However, the British authorities have prepared for any eventuality slid do not propose that their distinguished guest shall be subjocted to any Inconvenience or annoyance, even though the latter might be of a friendly nnture. Mr. Ronsevet was much Interested In the tombs of the kings visited yesterday. Lnt nlKht's dance at the winter palace was an enJoable affair. Kermlt Roose velt and Miss Ethel participated. RENDERED SMALL VESDICT Horse Cnse Had (templed Court's At tention for over Two Ilnys. Rutland, March 23. After the case had occupied the time of Rutland county court two and a half days the Jury In the cose of W. K, Patch vs. Joseph Monette, both of Rutland, to-day returned one of tho smallest verdicts ever found In the court. aside from the one cent type, when the plaintiff was awarded damages of S51.25. Mr. Patch pin red a young unbroken colt In Mr. Monetto's care for pasturage nnd the animal died while In Monette's posses slon. Patch claimed Its death was due to the defendant's cruelty. Albany, March 2!. The court of ap peals to-day fixed the week beginning May 9 a tho date for the execution of Gilbert Coleman, the nesro wife mur derer of New York, whose conviction was affirmed by the court yesterday. Cole man Is confined In the Sins Sing death house. TO CONGRESS trlct was divided, partly ".le to the failure of Judge Hobert O. Harris of Bridge water to win the nomination in the primaries. Judge Harris took no part In the campaign but many of hl friends worked to defeat Mr. Buchanan Mr Buchanan had to meet the attack that he was not a strong party man, his opponents pointing to the fact that he was formerly the secretary of Governor William Ij. Douglass, a democrat Tho Brockton man was further handicapped by a theory that Mr. Fos was as n good a republican as himself, and It Is true that Mr. Puss's prominence in the Republican party previous to last year brought many supporters to his standard, PAItTT MPST KI'DFIIE PLEDGES. Mr. Foss In a statement to-night declared the result of the election shows "A demand by the people that the rtepubllcan party fulfill Its pledges for an honest reduction of the tariff. "It Is a demand for the Immediate repeal of section two of the Payne Aldrlch act which substitutes retal iation for reciprocity and threatens commercial warfare with our best cus tomers," he continued. Mr. Buchanan, the defeated candi date, said: ''It the result will serve to convince tho republican leaders at Washington thnt something must bo speedily ac complished In tho way of lowering the cost of living. I shall feel that my de feat has not been without value." Congressman-elect Koss Is a promi nent manufacturer, banker nnd capi talist of Boston. He had been twice defeated for ConKresa In the 11th dis trict. He Is a brother of Congress man Foss of Illinois. Mr. Buchanbn Is the publisher of the Brockton Times. Eugene Noble Foss, manufacturer, was born In AVest Berkshire, Vt Sep tember 24, 1868, the Bon of George Edmund and Marcla Cordellla (Noble) Foss, He was a student at the Uni versity of Vermont from 1877 to 187, nnd received the degree of A, B. In 1901, In 1884 he married Miss LllJa Kturtevant of Boston, He entered the manufacturing business In Boston In 18S2 und Is tho treasurer and general mnnuKcr of B. F. Sturtevant & Co. lie Is also president of tho Beckcr-Braln-ard Milling Machlno company, tha Mead Morrison Manufacturing com pany and the Brldgewaters Water company; director of the Chlcnito Junction Hallways and Union Stock yards company, the Brooklyn Rapid Transit company, the Massachusetts Electric company, the Manhattan nail way company, tha American Trust company, tha Hyde Park National bank, the, American rnaumatlo Bar vice company and tha Lamaon Consol idated Store Service eompany. He has been prominent alnoe lfOt in the ad vocacy of tariff revision and reciproc ity. He Is a member of the New Eng land Cotton Manufacturers' associa tion, tha New England Shn and Leather association and the National Association of Manufacturers. DESPERADO HIS LIFE IN BATTLE ON A TR Several Wounded in Desperate Fight on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Wilmington, Del. ONE HUNDRED BEFORE FIREMEN CONQUER Armed with Automatic Carolinan Stands Off Police and Posse until Stream of Water Drives Him from Pull man Traffic Tied Up for an Hour. Wllmlng-ton, Dol., March 23. Three men wcro killed on a northbound Bal timore & Ohio railroad train this aft ernoon In a fight which began at Newark, Delaware, nnd ended In a desperate battle between the police aided by the firemen and citizens, and murderer at the Delaware avenue station here following: the arrival of the train at 6:17 o'clock. Several were wounded. The dead nre- O. E. Wellman, atjed 40 years, of Philadelphia, conductor of tho train. Samuel Williams, aged f.O years. colored, Pullman porter, whose home is suld to have been In Jersey City. J. II. Hethea. aged 40 years, of Dil lon. S. C. Tho Injured: John O. Wiley, aged 40 years, a park guard of Wilmington, Del., shot In the hand and lcc Matthew Haley, a citizen of Wil mington, shot In the leg. Others wore grazed by flying bul lets. The triple tragedy was the result of an altercation between Bethea, who was a passenger, and Williams, pot ter In the Pullman. SHOT TWO THROUGH HEART. The car was bound from Washington to Jersey City. Hethea, who had been drinking heavily, shot tho porter through the heart, killing him Instantly. When Conductor Wellmnn saw the porter fall and ran up, Rethea fired a second shot Into the colored mnn's body. Then, with a word, he shot Wellman through the heart. The conductor fell dead In hW trucks. Before the passengers could interfere, ) the double murderer barricaded himself In the toilet room of the Pullman car and threatened to kill the first person who approached. Meanwhile the train reached Wilmington. When It came Into the sta tion a hurry call was sent to the police station. A squad of patrolmen headed by Police Captains Kane and Evans and reinforced by park guards and a posse of citizens and trainmen ran to tho scene. The police called upon Bethea to surrender. As an answer ho opened tho door of the toilet room a short distance and opened Are from an aut omatic revolver. Poilco Chief Blnck, who also rushed to the railroad sta tion, dodged behind nn express office on the train floor Just In time to es cape several bullets. Bethea Is be lieved to have had at least one hun dred rounds of ammunition, for he succeeded In holding1 the police at bay und nlso held up the train from 6:17 until :35. A Eli THE WINDOWS RIDDLED. Durlns; this time many shots were fired on both sides until finally all tho windows of tho car were riddled. Travel over the Baltimore &. Ohio railroad was also tied up. E A WET CITY DRY Lawyers Think They Cannot Be Made to Agree on Oommis sioners for Rutland. Rutland, March Zl. Assistant Judges F. M. Plumley and H. M. Itedtleld, who are In a deadlock over tho appointment of the Rutland city license commissioners, aro no nearer an agreement than they were two weeks ago and local people are beginning to think that the city will go dry. It Is argued that no two men will be allowed to go against the ote of the peo ple but lawyers say that as the JudgeH are the only two men who, under the law, can appoint a commission and there Is no power on earth to make two men aarre If they choose not to, the will of the people may not be obejed In Rut lund's rase. The commissions of all th other wet towns In the county are still held up bo. cause of the Rutland light. I.lttle Rock, Ark., March 23. Nor man E, Mack, chairman of the demo cratic national committee, was the Kuest of honor and principal speaker last night at a banquet attended by Governor Haskell of Oklahoma a"'1 others prominent In Stale and nation al political nffalrs. Mr. Mack en dorsed the "hack to tho farm" move ment after inferring to the high cost of living. JUDGES II MAK KILLS TWO AND LOSE SHOTS FIRED Revolver Drunken South When the battlo had lasted about an hour, the poilco realized that they would be unable to drlvo the man from cover. A call wns sent to a local tiro station nearby. Tho tlremen responded with their engine. Attach ing a high pressure hose to a fire plug, tho firemen barricaded behind trucks and boards, played a stream upon the windows of the toilet room. The despfrado fired a number of shots at the firemen but they were not Injured. Subsequently Bethea drenched with water staggered to the platform and the police once mnie called ujion him to surrender. His reply wns several shots. Several of the policemen had armed themselves with shotguns and Jut as Bethea fired the last shot. Police Captain Evans fired a lord of shot Into his face. VEUU DEAD WHEN SEIZED. Notwithstanding this injury he kept on firing. Patrolman Boughman opened fire with a revolver and struck Bethea in the right arm. The desperate man tried to fire again, but Sergeant Kcllehcr open ed fire and also managed to Spring upon Bethea. When the police took hold of him he fell dead In the arms of a patrol man. Wiley, the park guard, and Haley are not seriously injured. They were both struck by stray bullets filed by I'.ethea. A tragic incident, of the affair was that when Williams, tho porter, was shot be foil Into a seat In the car. All xhrough the battle the dead por ter sat with the nppearance of one looking from the window. Bethea was woll dressed. While It was believed by ome of the passen- gers, who fled when the train reached Wilmington, thnt the desperado was Insane, other passengers said he ap pcaied to be sane, except that he had been drinking. BETHEA A CONTRACTOR. Well-to-Ho nnd Member of Prominent oulh Cnrollnn Family. Dillon, S. C. March 23. John Henry Bethea, who to-day killed two men on a Baltimore & Ohio train and was after wards himself killed, was a well-to-do contractor of this place and a member of a prominent South Carolina f.imllv. He left here Monday for Johns Hopkins hospital at Baltimore, where he had planned to have an operation performed In the hope of being cured of a disease which had troubled him for a long time. When he left here he seemed nerfeetlv rational. It Is thought bv those who Iknow of him here that brooding over his Phvslc.il trouble caused him to to beeome Mile manner or u (le-iruciion. i ne re unbalanceu menially. Hethea was about I 1:'l,lf! of "", l,'Ml1 lhM "ny ,H" to rears old and was unmarried. He u I found v.111 be Interred in Arlington come- snrvlvi'il bv one brother, a merchant nt Utile Itoek, South Carolina. BOSTON SUGARING OFF. Vermont Ancltitlnn will Hold An nual Maple Event April 1. Boston. Mass., March 13. The annua' sugaring off of tho Vermont Association of Boston will he held at Mechnnlcs bonding, Huntington avenue, April 1. Dancing will begin at seven o'clock and at S:30 o'clock refi eshinentiwHI be served after which denclng will be resumed to rrntlnue until midnight, Card tables v.- J 1 1 be provided for those who wish to play. The refreshments will Include sugar, guaranteed to be of tho lftlft crop, dough nuts made In the drcen Mountains, cider Imported last tall from Reading. Vt., iheese, plcl.les, popcorn and apples. The committees In charge of the event are made up as follows: General com mittee, Dr. E. A. Burnham, C. K. Dar ling. C, II. Bradley. E. C. Benton, F, U. Holden, llnrv.y King, W. M. Hatch. T. .1. lioynton, A- H. Bishop, M. H. Bush, J- O. Morrison, G. M. Dl mond, V. C. Cooke; Introduction, C, II. Dutllug, W- Hatrh, Albert Clarke, V. C. Cooke, W.ule Keyes, G. P. Anderson, C. W. Doten, C, I. Senter. O, A. Fienoh, II. W. Chittenden, C. If. Burt, S. R. Dennis, Jl.. C. F. Hulburd, I, U Rich, H. E. Wood, U H. Newton, S. F. Arnold. U. W. Kinney; music nnd dancing, 0. H. Bradley ami Introduction committee; re fKshuients, Dr. K. A. Burnham, F. G. Holden, H. B. Currier, William Crulg, W. S. Martin, V. C, Cooke, M. Ij. Hub bell. M. H. Cochran; pi ess, G, M, Dl moiid, J. B. Benton. RIOTING IN INDIA. Itrllgloiix Fratlvnl nt Sniue Time Re sult In Seven llealliH, Pcshawur, British India, March 21. Se rious rioting 'occurred hero on Monday through the holding of the Hindu and Mohammedan religious festivals nt the same time. The contllcts were renewo i S'lrschoi and a number of othor well on Tuesday and much looting wa In- linwn drivers with fast cars par dulged In. AltoKiither seven persons were , tlelpated In to-day's rncen, Old Hold killed and 38 Injured, Troops now occupy the city. S GENERAL BELL ESCAPES DEATH AVifc of Major Slocum of the 7th Cavalry Killed in Anto Accident. Washington, March S3. MaJ.-Gen. J. Franklin Hull, chief ot staff, U. S. A., who was Injured to-day In an automo bile accident In which Mrs. Herbert J. Slocum, wife of Major Slocum of tho 7th cavalry, was killed, was to-night resting comfortably. One of his ribs was broken and he suffered some Bcalp wounds, but no Internal Injuries have been discovered and no complications have set In. 'Major Slocum, who Is now stationed nt Governor s Island, N. T arrived to-night with his sons, Jermane, who Ih also at Governor's Island, nnd Theodore, a stu dent at Princeton. No further arrangements have been made for the -funeral of Mrs. Slocum than that the body v.ili be taken, after the Inquest to-morrow to her birthplace, Osslnlng, N. V. The accident occurred between Port Myer and this city at the foot of a long hill, a quarter of a mile from Fort Mver, about !:i o'clock this morning. At a point wheie the joad crosses the tr.n ks of the Washington, Arlington & Falls Church tallway, the automobile was struck by a .ast moving trolley ear Mis. Slocum lived only 15 minutes after the accident. The surgeons attending General Bell tills afternoon said he would tin ible to get about In the course of a day or t.vo and would resume his work .vithln a week or ten days. Mrs. Slocum was visiting relatives nt Kort Myer and had passed tin; night with General and Mrs. Hell. General Bell ab-olved the trolley car motor man from blame for tho accident. GENEUAD WOOD'S TIUBl'TE. New York. March 53 MaJ.-Gen. I Leonard Wood, In command of the de partment of the East and who was slated to succeed General Bell as chief of staff of the army on April 2, wa.s I deeply shocked to-day when Informed of the accident at Washington. Mrs. Slocum, who wa.s killed. was the i wife of Major Slocuni of the 7th . cavalry and he ha.- been stationed hero on Governor's Island ns Junior Inspector-general of the department of the East. Major Slocum Is the brother of Major Stephen E. H. Slocum, United States military attache at St. Peter" burg, and both are nephews of Mrs. Busscll Sage. Their father, her brother, Is r.dinlnlstrator of the P.us sell Sag estate. "Mrs. Herbert Slocum went to Washington only a few days ago to visit General Bell rud his family," said General Wood to-day. "She took her two little sons with her. She was 'Miss Brandeth of a New York family. Tho entire army will regret her death. Plie was one of the finest women I evtr knew." U id Hill ltfnvldes for Determination nt "nuap of Destruction "nllor Dend to He llecnirred. Washington, March 2Tt. The raising of the battleship Maine from Havana har bor Is provided for In a bill passed by ! the House to-day. Under thin measure ! the wteck can he examined !o deteimlne tery. The House also passed a bill providing a penalty of not more than Jl.om lino or Imprisonment for not more tlmu two years In the case of any proprietor of One of Them for Two Miles in in 55:85 Seconds, Three Off the Mark. Dnytona, Fla., March 13 Barney Oldflold to-day smashed threo world's records, Including two which experts thought would stand for many years. On tho hard Daytona beach driving his lOO-horscpowcr Rouss, with which he u week ago broke tho world's mile record at a rate of speed equalling 131.73 miles per hour. Oldfteld to-day covered two miles In 65.65, about threo seconds better than tho previous rec ord, made by Demogeot ot Paris on the Daytona track in 1901, Thirty minutes later Oldflold drove ngalnst the world's kilometer record of 17.7fi seconds mode by Ilemery on tho Brooklsnds (England) track. Ho shot past tho starting- lino llko n meteor and flalshed the distance In 17.01. Tho third record established by Old field was tho one-mile stork chassis mark of 40, 3D In a Knox, Tho prev ious record 4(i,30, was set by Lewis Strang in a Flat, " Although David Bruce Brown, Wal ter Christie, George Robertson, lien i swept nil before him, Ho will go nf tor tha mil record to-morrow. OLDFIELD MAKES THREE RECORDS plnre of amusement In the District of Columbia and Ttrrltorko who nviy ri fu-e admission to a soldier or sailor of the L'nlted States because of his uniform, l.VCRHAKE IN A PPIlOI'F.t ATION. In tho Sonate, the bill providing for a codification of the laws relating to the Judlclnry was under consideration during almost the entire session. Roth (tonnes will be In r.csslon to-morrow. Tho legislative executlvo nnd Judi cial apptoprlatlon bill wns reported to the Senate to-day. It enrrlei S3I,- 031,377, n not Increase of $195. .'02 over tho bill ns It passed the House. Tho aggregate amount rnrrled In $ 10 1 . 152 less than the nprpoprlatlons for tho samo purpose for tho current fis cal year. DAUGHTER WINS HER CASE Family Dlmctittles Settled In Orleans County Court CSIrl Suel 1'iith er for Wnues, New-port, March 23. A very Interesting case was brought to a close to-day In county court when the Jury, after being out all night, brought in a verdict for Mamie Allen to recover 5270 and costs from her fatlmr, James Allen of East Clmrlestown, for wiikcm due her for work whilci at home on different occasions. Miss Allen's claim was that her father promised to pay her Instead of employing a stranger, and after a short time family troublo arose, following her mother's death, about tho disposition of the prop erty. Her father offered her 43) In pay ment for services, which she refused and later sued her father for $300. Tho case has been tried before Judge Cushman In municipal court at Barton when the decision was In favor of the plaintiff. It was then appealed to county ourt and has occupied all the time since March IS. The court room has been niled uvery day, so intense was ine inieienu j Yesterday was given up entirely to theibilfif speeches. A tine supper was served ..t,.nvi of the attornevs. F. W. Thompson I of Barton and John W. Bedmond of New port appeared for Mamie Allen nnd W. H. Jlolrdan of Barton and H. B. Howe of St. Johnsbury for the defendant The case now before the court Is F. P. Davis vs. Dr. Stevens of Orleans for dam ages to an oil wagon caused by the de fendant's automobile. SHORTAGE OF $250,000 INSTEAD OF $144,000 Washington. March 23. A report re ceived at the treasury department from Examiner Samuel M. Hann declares that the total shortage In the funds of the City National bank of Cambridge, Mass., will reach about $250,ii. The estimated shortage at the time of closing the bajik becaiiHM of lite defalcation of the book keeper, George W. Coleman, was H44,00o. TAFT APOLOGIZES FOR HIS CRITICISM OF THE PRESS Tells Editors That 12 Years on the Bench Have Made It Hard for Him to Endure the Treat- ment He Now Receives. New Yolk. March 23 President Taft, fifing a crowd of Dd newspaper men and .-dltors at the New York I'tess club this fiernouu, ndlrectly apologized for his lemarks coh-crnlng the ,ness made In a recent speech In Chicago. He explained his attitude after J. A. iletinessy, pies Ideut of the club, had i (.-marked In a s.ieech that he did not agree with the President's views. Then Mr Taft said: "Reference has been made by your chairman to a speech I made before the Chicago News-paper club. I didn't know exactly what kind of a speech I was go ing to make there any more than I do row, but tho chairman of the Chicago lub whispered to me as I got up to speak: 'They want to hear about the uress, so ronst them.' And I am bound 'j say that the task was not so difficult. HAS THE COCRT HABIT This being President of tho United :-tates presents a good many new sensa tions to one who came Into the office under the conditions that surrounded my i oinlng In. I had been on the bench for U years, and I think the bench Is the nlv place In tho country, In tho United statis nt least, that Is free from sevcro . rltlclsm by the press. And having had Mat sort of training It Is a little hard or mo to get used to any other kind of teiitment. I am being educated. ut there are times at the White House when vim get really very dlseoutageu. "Things don't ro right Your mo tives aro misconstrued und then you take n lonir walk, and you say to yourself: 'There Is one thing anyhow, they can not deprive your children and your descendants of having your pic ture on the walls of the White House paid for by Congress.' And then you go homo and you look at the picture of Teddy nnd tho picture of Grovor Cleveland nnd of Abrahnm Lincoln and tho others you hnve there, and you como to the conclusion that even that Isn't n eonsoHtlon. But tho truth l that those sensa tions that a man has, under the pres sure of which he expresses hlmrelf with considerable heat, pass." DEFENDS HIS TRAVELING. Mr, Taft paid a compliment to tho newspaper mon who travel with him whorever he noes. This brought him to a defense of his custom of travel ing. "This travollng business, I believe," he snld, "has been made the subject of some criticism. Well, I am a trav eler. 1 got Into tho presidency by traveling, and I can't get over the habit. When you are, being hammer ed, not only by tho press, but by mem bers of your own party In Washing ton, nnd one feels that there Isn't any thing quite right that he can do, tho pleasure of going out Into the coun try, of going Into a city that husn't seen n President for 20 years, and then makes n fuss over him In order to prove to him that thero Is somo- nociy mat uoesn t Know oi ms nnu-vm, Is a pleasure that I don't like to fore- Although th. assemblage at the Press HAPPENINGS 11 VERMONT Local Itcm.3 of Interest From All Parts of the Green Moun tain State. THE NEWS BY COUNTIES From tho Island In the Lake ta the Passumpsic, Along; Otter Creek and by the Shore3 of White River. ADDISON MIDDLEBURY. St. Patrick's day was pleasantly celo brnted here. There was mass at St. Mary's Church at eight o'clock In the morning and the customary' lonten ser vices In the evening, after which a pro cession was formed at the church ami proceeded to tho town hall where then vm.- . muii w t.u., mcmij h"-"" and the tables were filled several time The hall was very appropriately trimmed for the occasion. The younger members of the Sunday school of the Congregational Church gave an entertainment In ths vestry Friday evening. The first annual banquet of the adult department of the Bible school of the Baptist Church was held In the vestry at 0:90 o'clock Friday evening. Claude C. Tyrcll has returned to town after a stay of several weeks In Fowler. Miss Janet Spencer of Proctor is visiting Miss Mary E. Bresnahan. Cameron Sprlgg has re turned from a visit In Cuba. Fred M. Foote has sold to M. T. Butterflnld 09 acres of land near the former's home place, about a mile east of the village. Theron M. Crane of Rutland Is visiting In Mlddlebury and Bridport. Mrs. T. K. Sheldon has returned to Fair Haven after visiting here for teveral days. Dennis (Coatlnned on eace two) club sang In chorus, to the tune of "Old Uncle Ned," a parody describing tho re cent events In the House of Represen tatives, President Taft made no reference to tha Cannon episode In his speeoh He beamed genially, however, and nodded his head when the crowd sans thli chorus: "Hang up the gavel and cigar, "Close up the House and Senate bar; "There Is trouble and woe for poor Unci Joo, 'Causo he went Just a little too far." VIOLATED SPEED LIMIT. It was a strenuous day that the Presi dent spent In Nw York. He was pursued for a mile through Central Park by a bicycle policeman seeking speed limit violators; his automobile led the fastest race through Fifth avenue and congested Broadway that the natives have witnessed j " many a day; he lectured an assemblage or eiinors at luncneon at tne resmenca of Henry Clews, the New York banker; ho dlsoussed the far "astern situation with former Vice-President Fairbanks and conferred with county political lead ers briefly; all this besides the Press club reception nnd the two banquets which he attended to-night. "I never want to take another ride like that," the President said as he reached the Pres club after his automobile and those of the secret (service and news paper men hnd made the thrilling dash from Henry Clew's home In 51st street to the lower part of the city "How wa escaped lulling the public or killing our sees by colliding with movable nnd Immovable obiecis is a mystery which I never hope to solve." HEAIITTO HEART WITH EDITORS. The luncheon at the Clews home was private and was attended by nearly every prominent newspaper editor In New York. An announcement on the Imitations and on tho menu cards was that the President would speak, after being Introduced by Mr. Clews, but that "the guests will kind ly refrain from reply to the President s lemarks or questioning him. as his tin. a Is exceedingly limited " Among the rdlto's were many who had strongly opposi I his election. It wns said later that the President had given a "heart to heart talk" to tho editors, that ho had mentioned the recent criticisms In the public press on the ad ministration and had endeavored to show whero the newspapers could be ot material assistant, not particularly lo tho administration but to the government nt large. Earl itrey. Governor-General of Canada, was a guest at the luncheon. Nashville, Tcnn., March 23. Walker Dennis of Jnckson county, a dead man, was pardoned by Governor Patterson yes terdny. The object of the pardon was to relieve the family of tho deceased of tha necessity of paying a fine of J50 which ha had been sentenced to pay In July, 1906, for carrying a pistol, , rt yspppn or Indigestion for 1 years. No appetite, and what I did eiu nn res -eo me lerriniy. ituraocr n.lKA.l n.A 1 TT ...11- . OMi.