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VOL. LXXXV. NEW SERIES VOL. LVII.
DURTINOTQX, VT., THURSDAY, MAJiCH 2, 1911. NUMBER. 35. HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT Local Items of Interest From All Parts of the Green Moun- in State. THE NE'. q BY COUNTIES 9 From the Isli in the Lake to the Passiun c c, Along Otter Creek and by the Shores of White River. ADDISON MIDDLEBURY. Constable Scoley announces that nil who havo not paid their tnxc-- niny do to up to nnd Including: March 7, which will nilow them tlu ptivllego ot voting on nil i ticstlotis to conn- before the town ineet lt.g. F. W. Bcckwlth has leturncd from u weok's business trip to New York und J-oston. Thomas T. Burns, who has been confined to the house for 10 days with a hard attack of the grip, Is able to sit up for a while each daw Joseph Cnlvl has Ills new soda fountain Installed Miss Vshor has returned to Bristol. The Chnmplaln Valley Healty company has -old the home fnrm of Joseph Adams of ornwall to Jerry Murray, who will take possession about the middle of March. Mrs. Peter Illnlr, who has boe'i 111 the jast few weeks, Is nblo to be out. Si las 11. Hobbe of Fllcnsburg, Now York, Who last fall purchased the Shack ctt farm about two miles from here In "Wcybrldge, expects to move his family unci take possession nbout the middle of March. MUh Wlnnlfrcd M. Cnoledge of Ilnst Jaffery, X. H., who has been visit ing her brother, Alvln V. Cooledge. re turned home Saturday. George Wilson, who has been In a H-rlous condition for 10 days with heart trouble and dropsy, Is lelleved to he slowly Improving. Rob 'ns was seen In different parts of (he village Saturdny Peter Kins, who lias been ill most of th fall and winter I fter having undergone two surgical oper ations at Htirllnston, Is able to be out again but his recovery l-i verv slow. Prof. Edward D. Collins of the college lectured In the Union Churrh at C.rand Isle Tuesday evening. Caleb Header, foreman of the elect: lelans who have been wiring the new college dormitory, returned to Hoston Saturday, the work having been completed. Charles J. Shaw, who a few weeks ago was taken to the hospital ot Burlington and who for thtee weeks has been with relatives In lieldens, has returned and entered the employ ot L. G. Gorman & Sons Monday At theannnal meeting of the Beiptlst Wom iin's Homo Missionary society Friday, the following officers were elected : President, Mrs. Clyde Hulburt; vice-president, Mrs. It. S. Benedict; secretary and treasurer, iMrs. B. B. Brown. The funeral of Miss Ruth Ayers, the adopted dnugh'.er of Mr. und (Mrs. George Ayers of Salisbury, was held at St. Mary's Church Satin-day nft ernoon at three, o'clock. Father J. D. Bhannon officiated and the bur'al was In the Catholic cemetery. J. A. Harrington of Vergcnne", district deputy grand master, announces that the annual meeting of the third Masonic district will be held at Mlddlebury March 10, opening at 2:0 p. m. A ban quet will be served. The lodges In the district are: Lorchestor. No. 1, Ver ireiines, W. C, Foote, W. M. ; Union, No. t. Mlddlebury, A. S. Ilarrlman, W. M.; Morning Sun, No. G, Bildport, N. N. Sol lace, W. M., Independence, No. 10, Or well, M. H. L. Abliott, W. M. ; Llbanus, No. 47, Bristol, G. F. Kdmunds, W. M.", Blmonds, No. 3J, Shorehum, V. O. Lar rabee, V. M, There will be speeches by VV. . Larrabee, David A. Fllott, M. II. I.. Abott. and the Rev. Henry L. Ballon. Vlttum's orchestra will furnish music. Ml master Masons will be cordially wel tomed. The, ball of the fire department was a great success. There ivore nearly I hundred couples In attendance, with a fallery full of spectators. Chief F.n jlneer Fny P, Warren with Mis. Warren led the grand march in which OT couples look part and dancing continued until four o'clock Tuesday morning- The hall was beautifully trimmed with flags and bunting and the plntform was decorated with beautiful potted plants, In some of which the electric light effects were unique and entrancing. The, whole flectrio light sehemo was devised by Chief Wnrren. Clinton W. Tisd.ile of the Oreen Mountain House, Fast Mlddlebury, brovided. an excellent lunch. Mr. tnd Mrs. Walter Wells of Now Haven were driving on Merchants row when the milk train pased nnd the horse became frightened. They were thrown out and received a few bruises. Thn slet(rn was somewhat damaged. The funeral of Luther K. Htowe of Salisbury was held nt the Methodist Church In East Mlddlebury Monday nfternnon. Prayer was offered by the Rev, Mr Ilnllowell Humphrey C, Sullivan, Leslie II. Sparks, A, J, Morris, James Hodges, Allien Fisher nnd Henry Day were the bearers and burial was made In the Fast Middle bury cemetery, Mrs. Maria Hathaway died Monday morning at the age of iil (ears. She Is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles Harris of Lawrence, Mays., who ha been here for some time caring for hex. Mrs. A. J, Marshall, who has been dangerously 111 for several days n-tth bronchitis following the grip, was lomewhct better Monday. After i two week stay In town, Mrs. Joseph W .nwrenro has returned to Cambridge, N. T, Mis Alice Hopkins ha returned 'rom two weeks In Burlington. Robert T Morse Is confined to the house with a very bad attack of the grip. Won! 1ms tem rocrtved that Cleorge R. Abbey was iiccessfully operated upon for hernia at the Kanny Allen hospital Saturday fore noon, Thn cattle shipment Monday con sisted of two carloads for New York and .JintonMomlay, market day, ees brought S5 and butter from 20 to 23 cents. Kxtenslve repairs nnd nltcratlons are being inndo on the Interior ot the H. S. Benedict store Mrs. Hairy McClellnn of St. Albans Is In town for n few dayir visit. St. Patrick's day will be observed by St. Mary's pnilsh nt the town hall. The cxcrrlcs will Include i lecture by the Hev, J, I). .Shannon on his recent tour through Hurope and a musical pto-trnui. Tho town reports were published Wed nesday. From the auditors' report It ap pears that orders were drawn by thn se lectmen amounting to 5S,Cr74 57; by the overseer of tho poor, 11,019.24; by the road commissioner, M,an.27; by the school ill rectors, 2,700.C3,' and by justices of the pence, JP.-i.9I; total, J14.X1.7S. The liabili ties of tho town are tltsOra.K!, ot which $14,252.75 are outstanding . oleotmen's or ders, $11 LOT poormnster's orders, $.13 road commissioner's orders, and school direc tors' orders, JG22.S7. The estimated o-pent-c for 1911 cxeliHv of tho amount of orders outstanding H f7,7'J7.S7, tho balance in the treasury Is $'D1 .'2 and there arc un collected taxes of Sifin. Tho auditors estt miite that a tnx of 10 cents on the dollar will pay outstanding orders, except town hnll orders not due, and the ordinary ex pense of running the town for a year. There Is no great stir ns yet In icgard to the approaching town meeting and no apparent strife among candidates for the various olllccs.--About 1C0 voter attended the special school meeting of dlstilct No. 4 at the tow n hall Tuesday evening. After n motion mailt by Col. S. A. Ilsley that the town build u. school building this year had been declared carried by .Moderator Weeks, a motion was made that the Sterns lot on Seminary trcet be bought lis the site for n school building and was voted down by about in to 1. in further action was taken, "in" meeting adjourned for four weeks until the evening of March 1"!. At the opening of the m'tlnj?, Dr. Martin described the new fhiimplaln school building at Huillngton which ot nbout $55,001) but that a similar one could now be erected here for about SiVO. Mr. ond Mrs. T. W. Sargent, who v. ere mar ried Tuesday evening at the Methodist parsonage by the Hev. Dr. D. H. Corkran, leturned Wednesday to Lincoln, whom they will make their home. H. K. Davis of Fair Haven Is visiting friends here. Hetw-y Si nnd 80 cases )f mumps hao rievcloi P1i in town the past few days. Among the out of town people here are A. H. Smith of Albany, N. Y , Kdwin Iiairlo of N-w Haven, Fdward A. Wlm mctt of Hrldport, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Klltborp of Moodus, fonn., and Jam T. Mclntyre of Montpeller. Mrs Miron Meed is vlittng Mr. nnd Mrs. Albeit Fish In Hydeville The Itev. John Kv.ins Bold, the new rector of St. Stephen's Iplscopnl Church, arrived Tuisday with Mrs. Bold and began his rectorship on AVednesday by holding the customary Ah Wednesday services. The funeral of Mr.'. Maria Hathaway was held In A. J. Black mer's undertaking rooms Wortnerdoy aft ernoon at four o'clock. The services were conducted by the Itev. Mr. Bold and bur ial was In the- family lot In the West cemetery. Mr.--. P. .1. Donnelly has re turned to Rutland Mrs. John A. Fletcher and Mrs Phillip Manchester , victim In Pi Id purl, f'onn --P-ivld Corkran, the young son of ill Rev. Dr. I. H. Corkran, who has h'on HI for three ( Continued on pnKC 1!.) HE M HOST SET HIS FEET 01 FIRE George Sumner Prefers Charges of Atrocious Deed and Weeks of Suffering. Rutland, Maich 1. If the story of George Simmer of this cltv Is lo bo relied on, he has been tbu victim of an atrocious act of cruelty. For flendUh ness it Is unparalleled In this community. The mart's story runs like this: In company with Oscnr Potter, who resides not far from the city, he went on January 21 to look at somo cattle. Afterwards he accompanied Potter to his house, which he occupies nlone. The house was cold and a flro was started In thu stove. The Rutland man lay down on u couch and went to sleep, and was awakened hy flames which enveloped bis feet. It was with difficulty that the flro wets put out Thn victim nlleges that his companion poured lieiosenc over IiIr feet and deliberately set flro to It. His feet were terribly burned and he states that he wns kept practically a prisoner, due to his Injuries, In ..ie house until about a week ago when he made his escape. lo states thnt whenever anyone cime to the house the owner of It secreted him. It was only with the utmost difficulty In his maimed condition, after weeks of confinement, tlitt he escaped. The victim, according to his story, has consulted un nttorney who adlses him that on account of his own reputation nnd the circumstances surrounding the alleged case that ho must have fuither evidence that the crime was committed or that bis cos? w.-s hopeless, Both of the men Implicated nro well known as hnrd di Inkers and were undoubtedly moro or less Intoxicated at the tlmo the In cident bflppened. The man cluii'god with the offense has fur years borne mi un savory reputation. The victim is living in hopes tlyit he muy secure corroborative evidence of tho truth of his story so that prosecution may be Instituted. The victim hns feet that give every evidence of being fright fully burned. PROFESSOR MADE BAD BREAK TOASTING KAISER Hi-rlln, Mnrch 1. According to (be newspuper accounts there wan nn un pleasant Incident nt tho dinner of the University of Wurzhurg, In celebration of the SOth birthday of Prlnco Regent Lult pold of Bavaria. Profossor Fritz Resi I had been selected to piopose a to.iM lo IJmperor William anil In doing so crlllcls. ed HI Majesty toero!y, saying that be found It unpleasant to be reipilied to toat a person with whom hm.-i. r,,t could be found. It was with difficulty that sc , ral gen erals and other officers of the arm wore prevented from abrupt! retlilnr from the hall in protest. LORIMER SEATED 46-10-40 VOTE Page of Vermont and Lodge of Massachusetts Only New Eng land Sonators for Him. Aldrich among Throe Absentees Total Number of Sitting Members 91 So Lorimer Had Majority. Washington, March 1. William Lorimer retain" hH seat In tho United States Senate. Uy a vote of 41 to 40 that body to ay defeated the resolution Introduced ' , Senator Beverldge, declaring that the Junior senator from Illinois had not legally been elected. Tbu end to the epse that for so many months bed been before the Senate nnd which lnd piovoked one of tho most bitter llyhts In that body for years enmo shortly ufter 1:30 o'clock. Promptly at that hour tho vice-president called for a veto on the resolution. Tho agreement entered Into by the members yesterday called for the shutting off of sll deoale at that hour and tho settlement of the Issue by a vote. Senator La Fnlletto had the floor at the time and the rap of the gavel forced him to tip abrupt termination of his nntl l.nrlmi r speech. The ayes and noes were r.illed and the erowded floor and galleries followed the mil cull with lnteret must Intense. APPLAUSF FROM t!ALLF P.IICS. I pon the conclusion of the roll call nt-.il the nnnounrcmont of tho result, applause was heaid from the galleries, while on the floor Senator Lorlmer's fi loads hastened to tender their con gratulations. With the exception of Senator Aldrich of Ithoilo. Island, who was absent, and Sunn tors L'lg" of Massachusetts and Fnge of Veimont, all the New Fngland ,-i.riatois voted against I)timet. Senator 1orlmer did not vote. Senator Taliaferro was In bis seat but did no; respond to his nami. The vote of Senator Culloin, Mr. l.ortmir's colleague from Illinois, was waltrd with preat Interest. Both sldcH had claimed lilm. He voted for '.orimer while no pi'lrs were announced. Siintor AbMch paired on othei ques tions with Senator Terrell, both being absent on account of Illness. Fenator Taliaferro's tllenco may signify n ppir with senator Fr.izlcr, who was absent en account of the death of his mother. Senator Taliaferro, it Is snlu, was understood to be pro-Lorimer. One v.n iincv was caused bv the death of M'. Hughes of Colorado. This leaves present voting strength of the Seriate yi. Mr. Loii'ner thus had a majority of the slt tmu memlcis. The Ke-ltlon of Senators I'r.i7ler and Terrell, absent, was an nounce d ns both antl-I.otimer. The genet nl understanding was that Senator Aldrich would have favored I.. .rimer, as nothing was stated on the floor regnrdlng his attitude. NEWS TOLD IN BRIEF. The British war otllce will replace dlr lcibles with aeroplanes. The next International balloon rnco will probably be held at K.insas City. In New York butter an l egj-s are the cheapest In many years. FTilscopal Bishop Creer toll a New York audience that the greatest need of the church to-day Is nn army of lav woi kers. Threo warships of the French fleet will islt the Annapolis naval Academv March 12. A theatrical performance In New York for the benellt ot the children of the stage netted JloO.'mO. A mass meeting of L.ViO socialists ut Cooper Union, New York, vote I In f.ivor of the abolition ot the United States Sen ate. The Pre-liyterlan board of foreign m:,. slims has received Its legacy of $2,3K).fiO from the estnto of John s, Kennedy of New York. Sir Josoph Lyons, proprietor of m-iny cheap restaurants In Lund. in, is writing n musical comedy. The stnte department hns sunt Sl.Ooo con tributed by the lied Cross to the Jewish choleia ufferets nt Tilpoll Tk Chicago. Itock Island Paclllc ha.s loughi the St. Paul & Des Momi-s sys tern, l'l tulles In leriqth. The army transport lluford will sail from Seattle. March 5, with supplies for tho Chinese famine sufferers Mernard Mc.Mniiln. New York po. Ilronmn injured by It ri. Flelschmnn'B automobile, was awaided $3,000 by a supreme court Jury. Am Immense crop f onions will be raised on the Ilarrlman esta'ce nt Ar eten this i-eason Clotner, dryer weather lias reduced the number of cases of pneumonia "I'd gilp In N,.w vo,!-. The government will consent to no cr.inprcMiilse In tho case of PtlVeen Brothers. New York art Importers 'laired wl'ih undervaluation. John Henry Taylor of New York Is dead from blood poisoning caused by a cut received while being shaved In a barber shop. Columbia University reports an en rollment of 7.411, lending all unlver sitles of this country- n- ii, r nunekenbON of New iY.ork assorts that American womon drink moro Intoxicants than their E' gllsh alstoni. The Antl-Profnnlty LeaRuo and Holy Nnmo society havo asked the New York board of aldermen to elim inate profanfty from theatrical pro-' auctions. At a convention of State prlnon wnrdenn at Chlcairo the statement was made that the love of a woman for a pilsoner doos not survive three years. The Trcsbytorlnn Ministers' asso ciation of Now York protests against the likeness of Brlirhnm Young on tho rllvcr service for the new battleship Utah. Thero tire 411,522 federal offlco holders In the United States, of whom ?'!2.C0S urn tinder civil service rules. Army medlcnl men arrree with Pres ident Taffs assertion that medlcnl discoveries, chiefly the conquest of yellow fever nnd tho hookworm. ,1u tify the Spanish War cost of $1.1 IS, -000,000. Judge Front y of Inte'sVnte com merce commission states that Bran dels system for reducing cost of rail- load operations In Impracticable. Ice crop on Hudson river this sea son Ik estimated at about two-thirds of normal capacity. Harvesting Is row over. NIGHT FIRE AT RICHMOND. II ri Milt ll'nck nnd lllnokml(b Shop lliirneil I.esv. .12,000. Richmond, March 1 The n. J. Bryant block and Oeorgo's blncktmlth shop wore destroyed by fire this evening, the loss belUT between $2,000 and y0. The fir" started about eight o'clock In the black smith shop ajid spread to the harness rhop next door In the Bryant block. Tho wind being In the right direction It looked for a time as If the saw mill and the condensed milk factory would ulso CHtch, but the fire was soon under control. Ni:W C. V. BP.IDCK AT ALBUP.C. St. Albans. March 1. The Central Ver mont llllllll-il- prtn,nnH.- I.. ... I . ..........(, .v,ntiuiij ,i l-.ill 111; III! , the erection at Alburg of n massive steel unuge, which will permit it to run Its "battleship" type of locomotives be tween heieand Valleydeld, Que., and thin be better able to handle the Increasing heavy freight traffic from tho West to Its tide-water points. GRANITE WORKERS ARE GIVEN RAISE AT BETHEL Bethel, -Man li 1. -Instead of the ex pected walk-out nt the Woodbury com pany's granite shed Ma morning every thing went on exactly ns usual except that eery man was earning 1 7-S cents an hour more than the (lav before, a new agreement for live ye irs having gone Into effect Instead of the previous thv.ee years' agreement, which expired Tue-duy. The committee of the Bel'--' bra.tch, 11. C. I. A., which conducted (h- negotiations on the part of the workmen, consisted of Wesley Collins, John O'Malley, Oeorgo Carey, Albert Andruss nnd Charles Tog niizzl. The company was represented at all the confeunces by Superintendent W. C. Clifford. Between him and the com mittee amicable relation prevailed fiom tho beginning and the result may bo said to bo satisfactory to all parties An lncreasii of 15 cents a day Is the net result to the men, besides the extension of the Saturday half-holiday from three months in the year as at present to six months beginning May I, 1911, and 12 months beginning January 1, 1!US. Tho l, umber of employes will Increase rapidly from the present minimum until as many as ever are at work again, and probably more than ever. FIFTY-YEAR SEARCH ENDS. I'rcNldent Mnrhhnm of Illinois Cen Inil I'lucli llrother In Bricklayer. Chicago, March 1. After a search cf nearly half a century, President Charles T. Markham. of the Illinois Central railroad, has found his elder brother, John T. Markham, In Hop klnsvllle. Ky. John T. MarklKM Is 72 years old, a bricklayer, nnd In reduced circum Ftanres, while ProHdent Markham Is affluent and Influential. The broth-ei-v v.i'io seoarated when the Civil War broke out. Charles T. Markham was then a baby. His brother enlist ed 111 tho confederate army. Cbnrles T Markhom's step-father took him North. When the war wa over John T. .Markham nettled In Hopklnsvlll", where he has remained over since. Recently, after apparently fruitless years of search, agents of President Markham gcet a clue that led llinin to Hopklnsvllle. There thoy found the old mnn, poor nnd feeble, still earning a meagre llvlnp as a bricklayer. President Markham was cnlled nn tho long dlstnnce telephono and the broth i rs talked toother. John T. Mark ham Is now on ht3 way to Chicago, whom his brother will msko htm comfortable for the rest of Ills lite TELLS OF MISTREATMENT. Utile DmiRhtrr or lindane) Woman n) Mother Snncttnnrd ". Rutland. March 1. According to Mlsn Alibi P- Skeeles, a teacher at the Church street public school in this city, the teachers at the building have unearthed a case of gross Immorality and cruelty to a child which Is probably unparalleled lu Vermont The child In ipiestlnn is tho daughter of Mis. Bessie Hull of this city, whose reputation Is said to be not of the best. In her bilbylsh languaKo tho little girl told tho teacher of mistreatment sanctioned by her mother. Although sev eral tenchers In the building knew of tho affair the mntter was not reported to the State's attorney. RECEIVERSHIP IS ENDED. Xcit Olllirrs for the e niiKlnnil Invratinrnt ('iniiian,i, Portsmouth, N. 1!.. March ). The re ceivership of tho Now Unglaud Invest ment company, In which thousands of French fanadlnn operatives In colton mill cities of New Hnglnnd are bolder.? of Mock, was dissolved us fur s this State s concerned by Judre Halo In tils United States court yesterday. New offi cers headed by Col. William Marcotle of .Manchester, N H will conduct tho com pany's affairs ufter tho removal of tho receivers. PUBLISHERS HEAR THE PLAIN TROTH President Taft Docs Not Minco Words in Talking with Them about Postage. ACKNOWLEDGES THEIR POWER Possible to Delay Passage of Present Measure but Ho Will Push Bill till It Be comes a Law. Washington, March 1. Magazine editors, and publishers from various parts of tho country called on Presi dent Taft to-day to urr;o further In vestigation Into the postal netc that their publications r,houli! pay. Tho President welcomed the vlnlt of the publisher;-, whose spokesman was T. J. Zimmerman, editor o' System, and In answering them dechfed that os long a", -,e wan In office ho was "rolng ahead to bring about a proper Adjust ment" of magazine rnteft. "Yon mnv be able o defeat the pros em proposal," the President told them. '"I hose things are frequently capable of defeat for a time, but ns long ns I hnve any power I am golnir to rec ommend the eonnlilerol ion of this nuostlon until It is settled. It Is nit In the silcfbtest spirit of hostllitv lo tin1 magalnes that I have made t'.ls i -" oniin Midiitlon. but hecnuse I am re spuns'ble for the government of the United Slates and the nilmlnlstrntlon of It." "Pclny is always a victory for thosp who are seeking to avoid i payment of what is due the government. Certainly the adoption of the present amendment will only fix an additional charge for one year: will secure attention from tho magazines and bring about nillustment. "There have been rugcstloiis bv those fi loudly advertisements thnt 1 have seen covering whole pages that thn mutlv of Mr. Hitchcock nnd myself is to get ccn with scmcboilv. Well, n man who hn.s or.llnar common sense does not ieclt the hostility and the continued hos tilitj of an Interest ns powerful as the magazines. He only gees into -i fight of this kind from a sense of duty " MILK BUYERS INCENSED. Find 'flint llontprllrr Dealers lime Vof Handled Pure Fluid. Montpeller, March 1 -Pntiuns uf the local milk dealers and creanu -lcs are In anything but an envltt Me sti.te of mind over the report rerelved bi-dny hy Health Olllrnr I.lndsav from the State laboratory at Burlington of the analysis of 10 samples cif milk iceently taken by him fmm local dealers einlv one of these samples is reported as normal, several are barely passable or pas:ibie, and three are reported dlrtv with sedi ment and hairs In addition to this, r F F.ddv of Stowe. proprietor of the Montpeller creamery, had papers served on him to-day citing him lo appear in Mulitpeller city court Thursday, March '.', to answer lo a com plaint entered by Fred Cleason. city grand Juror, on the chnure that the creamery s felling watered milk. A sample taken by the health ufllcur from this creamery, which came from the cieorg" I.nckey farm, was returned from Burlington with the report tliHt I he milk had been watered. The netialtv for sell ing watered milk Is not less than f&i nor more than 33- . Thn creamery of ficers claim that ihe piHk was not kept . general sale althouBh th- -ample w procured there WOMEN FORCED TO WED. I. nek of Money f'nnses Desrmliillint So Professor '.uebllti. Chicago. March 1. Money, not the possession of it. but Its lack. Is re Fponilblo for the degradation of the million" of women who must mnrry li en whom they do not love. Lack of economic Independence has compelled women to place Mils sflgmn upon their sex. Thefo were the conclusions of Prof Chniles Zueblln In a lecture on "The Family." He ndvnncod a new reason for the existence of "the unwritten lew." He said that It wns due to the f.'.ct thnt a womnn with "a million dollar personality" fnind herself de pi ndent upon a "thousand-dollar mas culine Income." "I't Is a painful fact thnt unless a man nnd woman love each other, or are sacrificing themselves for the snke ef their children, they have no right to live together." s.ibl the pro'csor. 'Vet there arc millions who do and must. BOUTELL GOES TO PORTUGAL Prrstilrnt Appoint Ilefriiteil Itepre smliiiUr from Illinois I, S, Mill Istrr to New llrpnhlli', Washington, March I. -Hepres-cnttitlvo Henry S. Boutell of Illinois was to-dny nuinlnatPd by President Taft to be Uni ted States minister to Portugal. Repre sentative Boutell was defeated for the republican congressional nomination In his district a' 'he last primary elec tion. The appointment of a new minister to Poitugnl sungi'stel ihe Inquiry at tho State department u-lny as to whether Mr Iloutcll would be accredited lo the provisional government uf thai country and whether this would constltule iec ogiilllun hy the United Staffs ol the re VUblU un admlnliti ill t on . It was explained that, though the new minister would be receded by the prn Msloual government, Pm allit.iJe of the. State department was that he moroly would continue In tho snme ielattonshli to tho provisional government ns tho minister whom ho succeeds, tho latter, of course, being originally accredited to Hie monarchlnl government. Mr. Boulell had been a member ot Con gress since. 1RJ7, when ho wns elected to till an unexpired term. He was graduated from Northwestern University In 1S74 and ui 1504 received tho clogrco of LL. D. from that institution. Ho studied law a I Harvard and has practiced principally ,ii Illinois. SLEIGHRIDE FOR LUNATICS. Women PnttentH nt Mnttemvnn Thor oughly Rnjoy It. Mattcawan, N. T March 1. On ac count of tho over-crowded condition of tho women's ward In tho Mattcawan State hospital for the criminal Insane, women patients wore transferred this afternoon to the big estatB re cently occuplod by John J. Scannell, former fire commissioner of Now York city. Sixteen more patients will be romovod to-morrow to make room at the Institution. Ths women wero transferred In large slolghs under tho supervision of Drs. Lamb and Baker of the asylum staff. Tho women thoroughly enjoyed tho rldo. Among thoso to he transferred to-morrow will bo KlKibeth Halladay, who ha3 been !n BOlltary conflnomcnt for over 10 years as tho murderess of 10 persons. SENATE TAKES RECESS. In Se-wlon ill! .lis,1? This Mornloe Tnrtff Hoard Up. Washington, March 2. Althouch thn bill to create a permanent tariff board wm k-pt bofoto the Senate early last evening until 1:35 o'clock thl? morning, no vote was had on It, nor nr.y time fixed for voting Tho opposition came entirely from demo cratic senators who protested that they were not conducting a fllbustcr, but nned- j ed time for a caucus to define tbelr posl 1 Hon upon tho measure. Senator Bcsver- idge, who bad charge, of the bill, ques tioned the democrats closely as to their Intentions nnd drew from thern state ments thnt they could not premise but believed there would not be nny attempt to obstruct a vote If they wero permitted to go to tbelr homes and get a night's test. After Mi. Beverldge had stated that he wns wlllin-z to accept the statements of the democrats, he moved to adjourn. Mr. La Follette demanded a roll call. Practically nil of Senator Beverldge's pro gressive colleagues voted against ad journment, but he received the support of the democrats nnd the motion carried, Ifl to M. Tho Senate will resume cousldera tlon of the measure soon after It meets at eleven o'clock to-day and repunllcan lenders confidently expect that It will pass. In the Houf-c the bill providing a scale of pay foi the national guard was pass ed, ns was one providing that none of the JJItO.eM.iVo ef Panama canal bonds authorlze-d by the Payne tariff law should be ris'eived as security for the iss-ne ot circulating notes. No nigl.t session was held by the House, that bodv being well up with its work. FRENCH PfllUIDI CTC OW VI I I.LIL Premier Monis Has Some Trou bleMany Decline Honor Objection to Delcasse. Parle, March 1. The now French cabi net, to far as It l at present constituted, if made up as follows: Premier and minister of interior An lotne Frnost Monls. Foreign affairs M. Cruppl. War Iltt.ry Maurice Bertea ix Mnilne Theophlle Uflcaj-se. Finance M. Iieicasse. i Public Instruction M. Steg. Public work' Charles Immon:. A;rloii!utri- M. Masse C'olunlts M. Messlmy. Labor- Paul floncour Under secretaries: Interor, Fmlle Con stant; ju-stloc nnd worth!?, Louis MaJvy; posts r.nd telegrnpln, Charles Chaumet. beaux arts, Henry nujr-rdlii-launieta'. Premier Monls spent the day In stren uous efforts to sot bis ministers togeth er. His labors appeared to be crowned Will, complete sin cess Mil the list of ministers was sent to the Journal Offl clel. At the last moment, however, camo tho unexpected refuta! of Jule-i Joannc ney and Francois Pointer to accept the portfolios of Justice and commerce rvc peethely. This necessitated a hurried lo cal! ot thu list. The premier then proffered the port folios to Senators Louis new-lie nnd Jules Pains. Their answer will be made known to-morrow. The new ministers met nt the resi dence of Premier Monls and outlines! the prlnclp.il feature- of the prwtrsni which tho government will submit to tho Cham ber of ncimtle.s. At the end of the con temner, M .Atonls said tint tho ministry could bo considered us definitely con sumed and that there was no probabil ity that tho Hit ns It Is now made up would be modified. Tho chief difficulty encountered by thu Premier was lu finding a suitable head for tho foreign office. Fx-Piem-Inr Blbot wns first appronched but ho declined to sen o. Then tho portfolio was proiTored to Senator Polncare, but he conditioned his acceptance on the Inclusion of M. Mlllcraiul In tho cabi net. M Hosolves, prefect ot the de partment of the Sellii'. was Invited to take this ofTlce, but with llko unsuc cess. Finally M. Berteaux suggested M. Cruppl ns foreign minister. In tho end M. Cruppl was won over by tho iiriT'imetits presented by his col leaguos, and accepted the post. Tho appearance of Delcasse In tho cnhlnet has caused alarm In some sec tions. Sumo of the newspapers declare that it would be better If tie should rotualn In oblivion, harKltiK thnt he mtumoiMl the peacn of Franca nnd the pence of the world by attempting tho lnolatlon of Germany In connection with tho Moroccan Question In 1905, CI T CAD NLHIL COMMITTEE GIVES A SCOTCH VERDICT Report Made on Gore's Charge Hamon Acted without McMurray's Knowledge. LOBBY WORKED FOR CONTRACT Mental Condition of Two Tribes of Indians Affected by Mc Murray's Desire to Bring .about Business Relations Washington, March !. The pcta Houo committee which ulnoa laat Jun has been lnvestlcatlng th chargse mod by Sonator Goro that bribery and fraud hod been attempted in the effort to obtain the approval of wh,at are known u th "MoMurray contracts" with th ttv civilized tribes, presented a report jm erday that Is somewhat In th natur of a Scotch verdict to th House. The four signers of the majority report find that no member of the Hons or Senate had a pecuniary Interest In the McMurray contracts. It Is declared that while a lobby was maintained In Wash Inston at the last session In the interest of the contract, no evldenoe of corrupt piactlces could be found, ectcept Jako L. Damon's overtures to Senator Oore and Representative Creator of Oklahoma, and the committee says that no evidence has been found to show that Hamon acted with the consent of McMumvy, wo would have benefited largely by tho ap proval of hi Indian contracts. Senator Ciore's charges to the effect that agents of J. F. McMurray had ap proached members of the Senate anA. House with offers of bribery were re sponsible for the Investigation. Tho special committe dies a voluminous re port of the c-vldenco taken. Representative, Stephens of Texas, It Is understood, will file a minority report, differing in certain particulars from his four colleagues on thu committee and upholding the Gore charges more specifically. Tho majority tlndi that Hamon actually did, about May C, 1S10, make an Impropei Ptuposal to Senator Core respecting tlu .Mi-Murray contracts, and that about Jun-j !I0. litlO, he approached Representative Crcager with an Improper proposal on the same subject. Tho committee exoner ates Mc-Murrav of nny connection with an attempt Improperly to Influence mem bers of the House or Senate. It does tlnd, ho.ve.-ver. that he used more than "undua ir tltienee" to secure the supiiort of Chief u.reer. McCurtuln and his son, I). C Mc curtain, In getting these contracts, by transferring a oontlmrant interest of JX., " in the contracts to D ( MeCurtain. "The committee," says the report, "fur ther bellevei that the mental condition existing among members of th Choctaw and Chlcasaw tribes in respect to the good faith of the United States govern ment In dealing with them has been large h brought about through an effort by Mc.Murray and members of the tribes financially Interested or sympathetically co-operating with him to create a senti ment which was designed to aid Mc- Murray In obtaining lucrative contracts with the Indians which otherwise would have been Impossible." The Intimation that Representative Bird S. McGuIre ot Oklahoma had some inter est in tire contracts is found to be with out fact, and to havo arisen from the friendly relations existing between Mr. McCiuli-e and Mr. McMurrny. Tho connection of ex-Senator Ches ter I. Long of Kansas and ox-Sena'tor John il. Thurston of Nobraska with the McMurray contracts Is held to have been proper. beliiR simply the interests cf attorneys "With reference to the findings In relation to the imployment of ex Scnator Thurs-ton and ex-Senator Long-," says the report the commit tee Is of the opinion that while they wcte lawfully employed to represent Mr McMunav In the matter of his contracts, McMurray undoubtedly was actuated In engaging 'their servlcei by the fact that thoy had served In U " Senate, and therefore occupied an lolvantagoous poslttcn In the matter of assisting him to secure the ap proval of his conl-.icts or procuring fueh legislation as might be necessary to Insure their approval." The committee also Cnds that I lobby existed In Washington at the last session In the Interest of the Mc Murray contracts, but finds no evi dence that ft resorted to corrupt prar -tires or that improper overtures were made to mouthers of Congress, except In the case of Hamon. Tho committee found that fees had been paid to attorneys amounting to nearly 4,000,000, and "some of them were exorbltnn't, unconscionable and In contravention of public policy, not withstanding the fact that they had tho direct or indirect approval of Congress." State Fish nnd Onme Commissioner John W. Tltcomb of Lyndonvllle calls attention to the tact that the close season on rnbblts this year began on March 1, one month earlier than last year The clianuo from April 1 to March 1 wns made In order that the animals may havo proper time to breed, Municipal Judge T. H Holden of Bennington ha.s one of tho original copies of a writ Issued bv the clerk of Bennlne ton county court, Stephen It, Bradley, and dated April 1!, 17W. The writ, witnessed by Constable F.llshn Gnlusha, was for a suit for slander brought by Ebenczer Wnllace of Arlington against two fellow townsmen named Zadoc Hani and Nathan Canfleld, and thv damages claimed nmountej to X1. The alleged offeus for which Wallace claimed damages to his chauicter was an accusation that f.o had communicated with Gen. Ifurgoyne of tho British unm nt the tlmo of tho critical campaign of the Revolutionary War, of which the battle ot Bennington was on of the Important Incidents