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VOL. LXXXVII. NEW SERIES VOL. LIX.
COMMON SOLDIER IS GIVEN HIS DUE President Taft Honors Him in Ad dress at Unveiling of Tab let at Capitol. EXERCISES IN THE HOUSE Acceptance of Memorial for State by Governor Mead and by F. W. McQettrick for His Comrades. .fntpcllor, Oct. P. President Taft marlo lleo speeches beforo leaving Mont peller tills morning. Shortly after nine o'clock he was taken to the city hall, where more than ,f) school chllden were Fathered. The students mnrched from the Vnlon school building, preceded by tin teacher.", and each carried a small American flag. Mayor J. 11. F.atoe briefly Introduced the President. fter the city hall speech he was taken illicitly to the State House, where 1,600 cr niviro people were assembled on the .rounds. lie spoke from the west portico In part as follows: I he had a most cordial reception trim the people of Vermont. They have paid that respect to the ofTlce which I t mpo'iirlly hold which always comes from the loyal citizens of Vermont and 1 hopr I have been able to distinguish and not take to myself that measure of til into which Is duo to the ofllee. The old Vermont brigade Is one that v I Hve for centuries and T am sure I need nut In this presence, dwell upon the Ik t it. go that those men have left tn you and your children In the record of their 1-1 ii'di courage, their bravery and their fear'essnoss. My father used to say, and lie was a Vcrmonter, that the thing you rould certainly say about the Vcrmonter van that he was always a safe man, 1' at he was a man upon whom you could count for the things that he ought to ilo and that he never failed. Now It Is a pleasuie to conic into such a community and lo find that you are keeping up the Handard. Good-bye and God bless all Vermont." F.SCOR'rr.D TO BAR OF HOVSK. He was then escorted to the hall of tin Mouse of Representatives, where the Joint assembly was waiting to receive lilm. livery seat' on the floor and in the gallery was filled. The ladies of the Taft party occupied tlio front row of seats In the spac- directly In front ot the cleik's desk, with Mis- Fletcher, Muor J. H. Kstce and Allen M. Fletch er, .lr. In tlio other seats were Governor and Mrs. Mead. V. W. MeCJettrlclt, !'. c Williams, Col. W. V. H-Xwn of Springfield, cr-Mayor and Mrs, F. M. Corry, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Lowe, Mrs. '. K. Howe, Judges of the supreme court. Senators Page and Dillingham and Congicssman F. L. fireene. Oov ernor Fletcher was invited to the chair and Introduced the Tn-aldent in a very few words. The President read his ipeedi. He was In good voice and his c ilogy of the merits of the common sol dier was received with frequent and continued applause. He delivered a number of tributes to Hie soldiers of Vermont In the Civil War, and spoke of the lessons of that war. lln also reviewed the, necessity of a larpi number of trained officers rather than a large standing army, and spoke, of the National (luurd as an excellent forco which should be larger. Mr, Taft compared the present army of this country with armies of other coun tries and especially with that of Switz erland, where lie praised the efficiency of the officers In handling their men. Ho alluded to the fact that they could get their men together on a war footing In a lemarkuble short time. Switzerland lias no standing nrmy. CREDIT DUN TI1U PRIVATE. Ilo told of the make-up of the U. S. nrmy and spoke of the fitting manner In v.hleh the common soldier should be re membered. Ho talked of the memorials nnd credit due the private and wished that more memorials of the nature of the one unveiled this murnlng might be erected. This tablet Is erected In honor of the private as distinguished from the officer. At the time of the Civil War the supply of oflleers was not largo enough and the President alluded to the small number f enlisted men at that time cotnparwl to what was needed, He said that under 1 Incoln'.s first call for 75,000 men they re sponded well, many going" Into the army as sort of an adventure. On tho fourth fall, tho people realized what It meant, and were not so eager to accept the call to arms. In more modern warfare, tho con flicts are of short duration, and hn emphasized tho need of experienced officers In or.ler that they might train Ihelr men. Mr. Taft said that it was necessary to keep a bigger artillery and cavalry forco than nn Infantry forco on ac count of It being possible to get out (n effective Infantry quicker than the Dthcr branches. NATIONAL GUARD RESERVE. Ho said that tho National Guard made an excellent reservo forco but that It was not largo enough and that the present law relating to this wui excellent, hut was old all, I not udupt til to the present needs. JIo said that wo could not count on the experienocr. or tho Civil War, hecaiiso want are dorter. Ho spoko at some length In regard to giving the common politer credit for his work and covered explicitly the Necessity for a larger number of of ficers, rather thun a huge standing iiroy, Ho said that It is peculiarly appro priato that this memorial should be mooted In Vermont, for Voriuont hud bravo nnd competent generals and of ficer?, which havo given Yeimorit her prominence In war What gave Ver mont a prominent plnre n the history of the Civil Wnr was the character of tho private soldiers she sont to tho front. Vermont regiments were dis tinguished as units for their stcadlnosa and reliability, Tho total numbor of deaths In the Vermont troops was 2,417 a largo percentage of the total roster. Ho referred highly to tho work of tho Vermont soldiers In tho army of the Potomac under Col. Wllllnm Smith of tho regular army. Ho said that their record had distinguished tho people of Vermont as a people of tho t'nltcd States. UNVEILING OF TABLET. After tho President had delivered his address and departed tho Hon. Porter II. Dale of Island Pond, a mem ber of tho commission, assumed tho chair. In his opening rcmnrks he ex pressed great regret that the Hon. Justus Dartt of Springfield, himself an old soldier and tho nssoclate of Colonel Dale and If. It. Amey on tho commis sion, was 111 and unable to be present and preside. He fiist Introduced Miss Mary Strobe of Boston, formerly of Island Pond, the designer of tho tablet, Miss Strobe Is a Vermont girl, who designed the memorial ns a labor of love and not for any compensation. In recognition of her services Oovernor cMad and Colonel Dale this morning gave her a handsome gold locket and chain which sln wore at the exercises, Harry 13. Amey of Island Pond pre sented the tablet on behalf of the com mission. In accepting the gift for the State ex Governor Mead remarked on the fact that Vermont was the first State to honor the private soldier the way It had to day. He made reference to the good rec ord that the Vermont troops had upheld nnd referred to the fact that no Vermont regiment had ever lost Its colors. He continued at some length, touching on much the same ground that Mr. Taft covered. The acceptance on the part of the com mon soldiers was by Felix V. McOetlrick of Boston, formerly of St. Al linns. Mr. McOettrlck conferred himself closely to the significance ot the event ami t tic honor which had been won by the soldiers of the State. ST. JOHNSBURY'S WELCOME Fully r.OIMI ;lve Hie President u Cor illnl Reception. St, Johnsbury, Oct ?. President Taft and party were met at Montpeller to day and at tho close of the President's speccli at the State House were escorted by three automobiles tb St. Johnsbury. At every village along the way people gathered to cheer the President. Only one stop was made, about two minutes at Danville, where President Taft greet ed KO school children. The trip from Montpeller to St. Johnsbury took about one hour and 20 minutes. The presidential party hail luncheon at the residence of F. H. Hroota, presi dent of the Fairbanks Scale company, anil afterwards a lino mado up of vet erans of the Grand Army, Co. Tt and manv fraternal organizations marched to the residence and escorted tho Presi dent to a stand erected in front of the public llhrnry, whore he .tpoko for about Li) minutes. The crowd numbered fully 7,10 nnd gave President Taft a cordial reception. President Taft sal.l that he had he. como acquainted with St. Johnsburj through Henry C. Ives, whom he first served with In the Philippines and whom later he had sent as minister to Spain. Ho had also known of St, Jo'anshury through the Fairbanks scales, a set of which haJ been sent him during one of his stays at Murray Bay, Canada, to keep record of a reduction of avoir dupois, only to be found so honest that he left them In Canada. Then he spoke of t'.ie increased responsibilities that had come to America ns a result of the Spanish-American War, when America had assumed the role of a world power. Some do not like to think of America as a world powe. but tho President sai.i he has no ob jection tl it If America performs her part well. He sid America had as sumed her responsibilities In a correc' way In the Philippines. Cuba an 1 Porto Itico. After the speech, the party left for Hrctton Woods, N. II. PRESIDENT AT RANDOLPH. Randolph. Oct. 0. Tho presidential patty arrived this afternoon about 5:30, moro than two hours late. Several automobiles went from hero to Hethel, carrying I.. Il, Johnson and friends, II. I.. Hatch and guests, Dr. and Mrs. E. O. Warn-hard and friends, Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Glffoid, Mr. and Mrs. C. II, Holds and others. Knily In the day It had been arranged for President Taft to speak from a platform built by the G. A. H. and the republican town commltteo over the main entrance lo the Baptist Church. This was large enough for tho entlro party and to this President Taft was escorted Immediately nn his arrival. Ho spoke about five minutes. LEGISLATORS FORM A TAFT AND SHERMAN CLUB .Montpeller, Oct. 9. About a hundred membfrs nn,i others gathered In Rep resentatives' hall this evening to form a Taft and Sherman Iegsln1lvo club. Speaker Pliiinley caUcd tho meeting to order and on motion of Senator Cush nian of Windsor, Senator Harbor of Wlndlium was elected presidont. J. E. Weeks of Mlddlebury was elected vice president'. Senator R. W, McCuen of Vergenncs, --ecretury, and Seth N. Oage of Weutlicrstleld, treasurer. T. It. Jami son, representing tho republican national committee, spoke of tho purpose of the committee to aid In any way possible the organization work previous to the November election. Ho also lead tho pro posed constitution and ny-lnws of the Ollltl. Colonel Wilght aire representing th committee further explained whnt It was hoped to accomplish. Chulrman F. C. Williams spoke of the need of work and the desire for aid from members of tho Legislature. Senator E. C. Mower of Burlington spoke strongly of the necessity for such an organization, Ho moved tho adoption of tho proposed constitution and It was ndnptod. The following wuie elected to com prise tho executive commltteo of live provided foe by the by-laws: Rcdfleld Proctor of proctor, George C. Wright of Westminster, F. Babbitt of Bellows Fulls, J5. C. Mower of Burlington, and H. K Darling of Chelsea. PRESIDENT HOLDS CENTER OF STAGE Regular Legislative Business Quite Overshadowed by Pres ence of Chief Executive. TWO BILLS INTRODUCED Measures for Abolishment of Hanging in Hands of Revision Committee Would Sub stitute Electrocution. Montpeller. Oct. 9. Regular legisla tive business was quite overshadowed again to-.lny by the presence of presi dent Taft In the city and everything else was laid nsldo this morning lo listen to his nJdross on the "Commo.i Soldier from Vermont" nnd th" speeches accompanying the gift and unveiling of the bronze tablet to the memory of the common soldiers. The Sonato met at nine o'clock and was called to order by Mr. Babbitt, the president pro tern. It appeared that Senators Preston, Dale and nil tho senators from Washington county had failed to file their credentials with he secretary nnd they were requested to do so Immediately. One bill was introduced, by Senator Babbitt, relating to debts exempt from trustoo process. After the Joint as sembly a second bill was presentel by Senator Chaffee, providing for the In stallation of a steam heating plant In the normal school at Castleton. Tho afternoon session of the upper house whs devoid of interest. Governor Fletcher has appointed Warner A. Gra'.iam of Rockingham secretary of military and civil affairs, as foreshadowe.l in tho Free Press last week. He has appointed Col. W. W. Brown of Springfield to he chi-'f of staff and detailed Capt. Preston H. Hadley of Bellows Falls to staff 1uty. W. R. McFeeters of Enosburg Falls is the Governor's executive clork. ALDRICH CASE NOT DECIDED. The case of Dr. W. J. Aldrlch of St. Jnhnnhiiry, regarding whose election there Is some doubt, was brought up by Mr. Cook of Lyndon, who asked that the committee on elections Investigate and ascertain whether or not Mr. Aldrlch Is disqualified as a member under tho provisions of the constitution by ioa son of his holding an ofllee ot profit under the authority of Congress. Dr. Aldrlch has not yet taken the oath and while lie bus been present has refrained from taking any part in the proceedings ot the House, waiting for a decision 111 his case. Tho committee to canvass votes for representatives In Congress will meet Tnursday morning Immediately after ad journment, nnd the result of tho election will be announceu at the afternoon ses sion. Thus far the Joint committee on revision of bills has received eleven bills, six from the House and five from the Senate. Bills are no longer as formerly Introduced by a member rising In bis set and an nouncing that he wishes to Introduce such a measure. All bills now are handed to the revision committee, which sits In a room Just a few feet removed from the door of the ball a' representa tives. In this room they are examined by members expert In legislative forms. purged of any formal defec ts, anil, unless Identical bills have been prevlouslv handed In, are then Introduced from the revision committee Into the body of which their author is a member. In this way needless duplication Is avoided and bills are put In such shape that If they be come law their effect will not be vitiated by any mistake of language or other merely technical blunder. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT BILLS, Two bills for the abolishment of hanging In favor of electrocution have already been presented to the commit tee on revision of bills. Both came from tho Senate, one being fathered by Sonator McFeeters of Franklin county and the other by Senator- El Holt of Windsor. Senator Elliott's bill, the simpler of the two, goes to the extent of substituting electrocution for hanging and stops there. The bill pre sented by Senator McFeeters provides not only for the change In the method of carrying out tho extreme penalty but also for the erection of a separate building and the purchase of the necessary apparatus. The gist of it Is that an appropriation of not more than live thousand dollars be authorized to bo expended under the direction of the Governor for the purchase of the elec trooutlng apparatus and the erection of n separate building tn house it. Senator McFeotors says It Is etldent that the present method of Inflicting the death penalty Is not perfect.. This nui win at leant do away with such horrible features as the broken rope In the Elroy Kent case, which have made receiu executions ioo terrible to think of. Sonator McFeeters In tho practice of law in tho northern part of tho State has had opportunity to witness some pecullnn effects of the death sentence nnd frnnkly say that ho Is opposed to It. However, ho believes that ques tion has been fought out sufflclsntlv beforo recent Legislatures and Is will ing to rest with the modification en acted by the last Legislature by which the jury must declare, for capital nun liliment before the convicted mun can finng. Then.. U a kind of iiony In the fact that while Mr Mi-I-Yi-tei favors this moie humane method of carrying It out bemuse of his dislike of the death penalty, certain other legislators favor il particularly because they regard tho dentil penalty as absolutely ni-oessarv for the Intimidation of dep rat., crlm- llinis anil believe that a hill which re moves unnecessary and hideous fentures In the carrying out of the punishment win preni i no punishment itself from blnj; swent. away by borne wave of BURLINGTON, VT., TIU'ltSDAY, (HTOHHH 10, humanitarian sentiment REVISION COMMITTEE CLERK. The president of tho Senate, ttie presi dent pro tern, of tho Senate, and tho speuker of the House havo appointed Stephen S. dishing of St. Albans and Fred E. Oleason of Montpeller clerks of the revision committee, and Knther Inc' Diinlovy, stenographer. AVIndsor county members of tha Leg islature havo otganlzcd. At a meeting at which all tho membors from that county were present. Col, F. s. Billings, representative from Woodstock, was elected chairman, nnd Representative L. II. Barry of SprlngfUld was elected sec lottiry. The organization Is for the pur pose of ncqunlntnnco and Hint the mem bers mny present n united front in case of legislation affecting the Interests of Windsor county. There are some constitutional amend ments to bo voted on by both houses of tho General Assembly at the pres ent session, having boon adopted by the Senate of 1910. Tlmy will natnri'.l ly come boforn the Senate first but tho Senate authorities on parliamen tary procee lings a if puzzling their heads over tho question of how to bring the matter properly before that body. Will the secretary of State certify tho action of tho previous Senate so that they enn be taken up? Shall the Judiciary committee take cognizance of the situation and pro. ceed on Its own Initiative? Is n resolution necessary to author ize a committee to net? Or shall the Senate as a whole pro ceed with the matter, the proposals of amendment being brought to Its attention by the presiding ofllcerV JOSE DEFENDS HIMSELF. The normal school question came to attention early at th's session, when P. E. Jose of Johnson rose to a question of personal privilege In tho House this aft ernoon. Mr. Joc said he had been mls ropresi tiled by a letter written by prof. Edward D. Collins of Mlddlebury Col lege addressed to C. P. Jones of Johnson which ho read as follows: It Is rtported to mo that Mr. Jose at Montpeller has taken the attitude that the normal school should be put out of commission and some other thing substituted for It at Johnson. Now If this is true it Is a bad thing foi your normal Interests; for It spreads the teport that Johnson people do not care enough for the school to send down i man who will stand lor It. As one, man said: "If thai Is the case they do. serxe to lose their school." It Is up to them to come down lo Montpeller anil show the Legislature that Johnson peo ple do not feel that way. At any rate Jose should say ivhere he stands and Ut folks know whether he Is be ing nilsrcproscntu! by tills report which is being : ssiduotisIy spread about. Replying to the statements contained In the letter, Mr. Jose said. "I havo never made any such statement. Per sonally I hope some course may be pursued by which the attendance upon these schools may be Inci eased and their usefulness and prolltabP-iiess to the State may be assured. ' am ".i ' ' at this time to express an opinion v Ui whether or not this can be done, but It Is my per- Minnl desire that it may ho brought ibout. My whole attitude since arriving at Montpeller has been ono of seeking In formation pro and con In order that a solution of tlie normal school problem may be reached which will be satisfac tory to the people of Johnson, Castleton and the State In general." OFFICIAL RECORD OF DAY SENATE MORNING. The Senate was callel to order lit President Pro Tom. Babbitt nnd devo tional exercises were conducted by Mr. Angell, representative from Wll llamstown. I'he program of exercises at tin unveiling of the memorial tablet was read by the secretary. The president annoiineed that th. credentials of Senators Preston. Dale and all the Washington county sena tors ha 1 not been llled with the secre tary. BILLS INTRODI'CED. S. I. By Senator Babbitt, an ai t re lating to debts exempt from trustee process. Judiciary. At the Senate on motion o! Senator Barber took a recess till 9:1.", Warner Graham, secretary of civil and military affairs, made his first ap pearance immediately after reassemb ling with a message from the Gover nor. HILLS INTRODUCED. S. l.'. By Senator Chaffee, author izing the State hoard of education t provl.li) a stoam heating plant for tip- normal school at Castleton. Commit tee on education. JOINT RESOLUTION. (By Senator Darling of Orange, v-i latlng to a stenographer for the presi dent of the Senate and speaker of the House.) At ten o'clock the Senate repaired to the hall of tho House an 1 on Its re turn, on motion of Senator Pollard, adjourned, SENATE AFTERNOON. Lieut. -Governor Howe called the Sen ato to order at 2:10. Tho appointment of Warner A. Graham of Rockingham to be secretary of civil and military affairs was announced In a communication from the Governor. Tho president, as tho commltteo on the part of tho Sonato to canvass votes for tepresentatlves In Congress, named Senators McCuen, Mattlson, Roy, Henry. Dale, McFeeters. Dodds, Sherwln. Darl ing of Orange, Davis, Croft, Laird, Bar ber and Elliott. On motion of Senator Mattlson, the Senate adjoin ned at 2:So, HOUSE MORNING. D.ivutlouul exercises weie conducted bv the chaplain. JOINT ASSEMBLV. The two houses met In Joint assembly at ten o'clock In the forenoon to listen to an addnss by the President of tlm United States upon "Tho Common 8o. dler front Vermont In tho Civil War." The President, escorted by Governor Fletcher, entered tho chamber at 10:35 o'clock and at once began his luldress. Miss Mao Strobe of island Pond, the designer of the tablet, was Introduced to tho assembly and delivered a brlof address of the concept Ion and work. Senutor Dale tool; the chair at this point nnd after requesting the civil Wnr veterans to rise for a moment, (about .'M responding), Mr. Amey of Island Pond presented the tablet. The tablet was accepted on behulf uf the Sfato by ex Governor Mead, On behalf ot the common soldiers ot Vermont of 'fil, '66, the tablet was ac cepted by a fellow comrade, Felix W. McGettrlcli of Boston. On motion of Mr. McClellan of Ply mouth, tho Assembly extended Its thanks to Felix W. McGottrlck for his ablo nd dress. On motion of Mr. Cameron of Norton, the Joint assembly having been dissolved, tho Houso adjourned at 2;(Xt In tho afternoon. HOUSE-AFTERNOON. The speaker road a eommunloitlou from the Governor announcm ap pointment of WnmiT A. Graham of Rockingham as secretary of civil and military affairs. JOINT RESOLUTION That the pny of members, clerks and stenographers of the Joint commltteo on revision of bills be fixed by tho president of tho Senate and speaker of tho House of Representatives, and that the auditor of accounts be directed to draw his orders In favor of said members, cleiks and ste nographers In accoi dance with sta ll oer tlllcates. Adopted. Resolution, by Mr Cook of Lnilon, Hint the committee on elections bo direct nl to Investigate, ascertain and report to this House whether Mr. Aldilch of St. Johnsbury Is disqualified under the pro visions of thi- constitution of Vermont from membership In this House by rea son of his holding at the time of election or at the present time any office of profit or trust under the authority of Congress, .Mild committee being empowered to send lor persons and paHrs. Adopten. M.r. Jose of Johnson rose to a question of personal privilege, explaining his atti tude on the normal school question, which ho claimed had been misrepresented The speaker announced as tin- commit tee on the pait of the House lo canvass votes for members of Congress the fol lowing named members: FlRfT DISTRICT. Addison county II uhlKird of Granville, Hathaway of Goshen, llalpln of New Haven. Bennington county Bagley of Sears burg. Young uf Glastonbury, Mears of Sandgate ' Chittenden county Maconiber of West lord, Gleason of Richmond, Rials of Col chester. Franklin county Corliss of St. Al bans town, Moroy of Fairfield, Old dings of Bakorsflolil. Grand Isle county Wright of South Hero, Pike of Isle La Motto, Martelle of Alburg. Lamoille county Thomas of Ik-lvl-dero. Guyer of Wolcott, Sllloway of Elmore. Rutland county Jones of llubhari -ton, Deeker of Danby, W'-ishlp of M Tabor. SECOND DISTRICT. Caledonia county Chesley of Shef field, Parker of Newark, McDonald ot Burke. Essex county Carpenter of Oranby, Clough of Bloomfiebl, Royal of Lem ington. Orleans county Canning of Charles ton, Magoon of Jayi Wylle of Glover. Orange county Richardson of Brookflebl. Hutchinson of Hrnlntree, Hayes of Strafford. Washington county Smith of Wor cester, Breen of Duxburyl Nerney of Barre town. Windham county Marsh of Brook line, Brown of Athens, Sparks of New fane. Windsor county Rogers of Hart Inml, Plumley of Ludlow, Greene of Weston. On motion of Mr. Campbell of Nor wich, the House adjourned at '.':4."i p. in. BRISTOL MEN IN AUTO ACCIDENT E. C. Dike So Badly Injured He Has to Return without See ing President. Montpeller, Oct. D. Ail automobile diiv- n by L. C. Bain of Bristol Mid having ex-nicmbcrs of the leg Iskittirn as passengers, tipped over about two miles south of Water bury tills morning, Injuring .two of Its occupants, one seriously. Those In the car were Colonel Dunshec and 1-5, C. Dlko of Bristol and the Hon. George Thayer of Lincoln, who were on their way l-cre to seo President Tuft. Mr. Thayer was pinned under the machine as was also Mr. Dike. Mr. Dike was badly hurt. Il a thuught Internally, A doctor from Waterbury found that no bones were broken. Mr Dike was strapped up about tlie body and when he arrived here wa.s suffering much pain. He was forced to return home by train. Mr. Thayer suffer ed Injuries that made him very lnme NEWS TOLD IN BRIEF. Chicago is to hnvo a new t$,ono,0u hotel to be built at Michigan avenue and Jack son boulevard. From January 1 to September I, S.o cases of hookworm were observed In il counties In Alabama. Governor-elect W, T. Haines of Mulne Is t Philadelphia for treatment of his yes, being threatened with bllmlnos, Columbia I'rdverslty's cancer research fund receives $!),l under the will of AugiHtus W. Openheym. The republican Statu committee of Call. i lornla has demanded an extra session of Mho Legislature to repeal tho primary law and enact a new one permitting Cali fornia lepubllcins lo siif "' ,h" Taft tittCtOI'S. .flVfttt TAF1 S BROTHER Paid $213,592.41 This Year to Se cure Ronomination for President. HE GAYE $159,339,80 IN '08 Willing to Tell What He Con tributed in Pre-Convcntion Campaign Four Years Ago, Too. Washington, Oct. ?. '"hailes I'. Taft of Cincinnati to-day told the Senate eotn- Imlttoe Investigating campaign funds Hint ho contributed i:,Ml.T.3i to aid In elect ing bis brother presidont In 1!iS; ami that he had paid J2IH.r,9.ll this year toward the expenses of securing the 'President's ronomination. Mr. Taft was on the point of telling the committee how much the nomination In I'.-OS had cost him, when Chairman Clapp stated that the commltteo had no authority to in vestigate the pre.conventlon campaign of that year. Mr. Taft said his object in going Into tho campaign was to see that If his brother was elected he shpuld "walk Into the White House free of any monetary obligation to any Individual, great Inter est or corporation." Dan R. Hanna of Cleveland, hacker of tho Rooseelt forces In Ohio tills year, as the Pieslilent's brother was of the Taft forces, followed Mr. Tart on the witness stand. He testified that he gave JlTT.neO to the support of the Roosevelt campaign for nomination this year. Of this sum, $yi,Wj went to the Roosevelt national committee. J.V,001 to Walter F. Brown, manager of the Roosevelt Ohio campaign, and another J77.o.i to the work of re-organizatlon in ohlo. CHAMP CLARK'S KXPHNSHS. The expenses of the fight of Speakor Champ Clark for the democratic nomi nation of the presidency as given by his manager, former Senator Fred T. Duboi wore $i;0,4f.S.ri0. Senator Wat' sun of West Virginia was the liealest r GIVES MORES NEWS TOLD IN BRIEF The S 11 . 1 .11 1 to M feet. d ' ,i ' -'d f r '-1 . Yokohama reports an advance in the price of raw silks. A serious outbreak of plague has oc curred at Angrn. Azores islands. Miss Helm Gould Is about to writ" a book on the relations ot capital and labor. berlln says tho deposed Shah Mo hammed All Mcrza Is to return to Persia. Harry Lauder, Scotch comedian, Is 111 with a painful intestinal ulcer at jon don. The New Haven svstem will erect a $1,000,000 hotel at Hardy's point. Bar Harbor. Six Taft electors will bo placed on the presidential ballot In Nebraska by peti tion. Montreal will have a capacity for stor ing and handling O.ovi.ooo bushels of grain by 1H13. Denmark has Increased Its Internal revenue tax on tobacco, cigars and cigarettes. New eorporations with a capital of JSO.IS'j.OuO were chartered In Delaware dur ing September. Japan complains of a general de pression In business following the death of the Emperor. Tho Canadian Pacific railway Is to Increase Its capitalization from $:00,O),0QO to $KO,000,000. James J. Corbett, operated upon for appendicitis at Philadelphia, continues to show Improvement. Tho new Vlckors rifle-calibre automatic Klin weighs 27 pounds and llres 2,072 lotind. in is 'minutes. Iron and steel manufactures are now being exported from I'nlted States at the rate of ll.tOO.oOO a day. The capital stock of the Louisville & Nashville railroad Is to bo increased from $ci,iYi,ofi0 to $72,000,001). At Omaha, Hvelvn Tlmw denied that she was on her way to Reno to get a divorce from Harry K. Thaw. Count Terauchl, Japanese governor of i.'orea, denies that Christian missionaries are being persecuted In that country. Work on tho $10S,orto,ooo Frio canal, which began in April, I90C, will bo com pleted July 1G, 19H, It Is S30 miles long. Commissioner of Fisheries Bowers says there nre W.00O more seals In the rookeries In the Hehrlnir region than there were In 1H1I. The avwruee pi Ire of lumber In the) Tho following impositions were madi Northwest .has advanced to $I3.P1 at the In Wall Street Friday without taken mill, compared with $.m In December, ll.Soo nt 3 to 1 against Tnft, $.0o0 nt r to . I'-'H- ion Wilson, ll.Ond even tvu Straus finishes Ill st or second Tim .Mexican Chamber ul Deputies has ) voted to authorize President Mmlero to j A Moscow- millionaire named YnsKi float a loan of $in,iw,ono as a new war sky, a member of the upper house, drop, fmi'l' ped dead upon learning that his brothel luul disappeared with JCf,0i'0 of tin iruisiiouB Chaioricr'a latest bhlj money of tho firm. NT.MUHU 13. contributor, glvintr $10, TOO, and Wil liam It. Hearst the next, with con tributions amounting to $R.r0fi, TI11 total i oiitrlh'itlons to the original Clark fund wort- S ir,,0t.9S. At th end of the I atflni'Te . onvention, paid .lator Dubois, tho Clark forces had n deficit of M,r,!t0, 3,000 ot which was mado up by Speaker Clark personally Tho Harrlmau fund Incident occu filed the morning rcsslon. Judgo Roh' ert S. Lovett, chairman of the exoou tlvo committees of the I'iiIt Pnrjfji the Southern Pacific rallr nils, f stl fled that Mr llarrlmnn had reocated ly told him that President Ronsovel asked him to go to Washington 11 October. Itnl. tmd asked h'm to assls In getting funds to aid the New Vorl republican State campaign. Senator Puinercuo asked Judge Lovet If he know of imy conference of trans portat'lon interest" looking toward tin support of flic li.'piiblleiin ticket In 1!M The witness said lit did not, although the railroad interests ::o far as ho know were generally on that eldn. HARRIMAN WANTHD CHOATK. Judge Lovett asked to no allowed ti say that Me. HiiiHinan wnr not esp. elall.v Interested In tiie election of Gov ernor Hlgglns of New Vork. He said that both Mr. Harrlinun and 13. B, Odell, I Jr., v-ri- In fi vor of t'"- nom'nr.Mor. of Jo". H. Choate for governor. Former Konnlor S.-itt f Weft Vir ginia., connected with the national com mlttee in HHi. sold Chairman Corlelyou hud diellned his suggestion to go to "35 Broadway" for more money, declaring that Pffj.fdeiit Roosevelt did not want contributions ft-m the Srnnilard Oil In tere-ua 5!e:mtor Scott :c.!d ho did not know of 11 previous contribution from a director of the company having boon returned. He thot'iht President Roose velt had told hlin over tlm telephone that "Mr. Ilarrlm.in H coming, and I'll see if ie can rnle some money for tho New Y01 k fight." Other witnesses included Matthcn Hala of Massachusetts, who said the Rooro volt prlmari- eimpalgn In that State t1 li year cost 7I.43i;..V;. only Jli.iu2.70 of whl was raised loon II v; W. T. Mossman of Pittsburg, who testified that $'57,K).73 had been spent by the Taft club of Pitts mrg for the tampaign pi western Penns 1 .in!n; C. B. Wnir-n of Detroi sh raided J18.KK for tin- Taft campa. 1, lr Michigan; Walter I.. Blown of Toledo Roosevelt manager In f'ln.i. ttl.n l( not account for about J5.".,viO of the J'27 -l"i which Mr. Hanna said he gave for tho Roo.-evelt campaign In thit State Mr Brown said It had gone for "nrganlza lor work"' that should not properly b charged to tin- Roosevelt eimpaign. To-morrow the committee will hear Charles D. Hllle-i, ehnlrmar of the re publican committee, and former secretary ti President Taft, and John D. Archbold, president of the Standard OH company, who testified In August that be gavu $(0,il to the Roosevelt fund ot 19M. for notorle, is m -"i ' r 1 Henry Watterson will challenge him to ,1 duel Tho Pennsylvania railroad has award ed contracts for the n-moval of graibi crossings In Pittsburg at a cost of W.oM.W. The Chespoake & Ohio railroad is glng to revive the gloiies of White Sulphur Springs on tlie line between Virginia and West Virginia. The Biitlsh government has bought ot Joseph Pcnnell, an American artist, a complets set of his pictures of tho Panama canal. Slgnor Marconi, a Spezi.i cable states Is Improving but the question of whethet he will retain the slgiit of ills right ,cvi Is still unsettled. The oval painting of tlie Madonna, foi which J. P. Morgan recently paid $20,000, has been stolen from St. John's Churet In Placenza, Italy. In the golf turney on the links at West Newton, Mass., o ball driven from a tea overtook and killed a sparrow and then continued true in Its flight During September S3 foreign vessels cleared at Galveston, with a total ton nage of 213.32S tons, one of the larget months In the history' of port. Miss Olga Maryln, aged IS. of Brook lyn, from whose right' lung a poarl nnd gold pin she had swallowed was remov ed, fs dead of Mood poisoning A series of New York World eartoonk illustrating democratic doctrines will ba used as moving pictures and shown In 10,000 places In tho United States, Secretary of Agriculture Wilson st no hope of cheaper beef, lie advises poo. pie to oat mutton, which Is as nutrltlou. as beef and cots half as much. A $.1,000,OiJ packet company is belni organized In Pittsburg to build new un enlarged steamboats for freight and pas senger service on the river. Divorces have been granted al Cam bridge, Mas.. to Richard and Bogoi A. Lyon, brothers, whose wives aro sis tois. Statutory offenses were alleged. Secretary of State Knox nnd Secretnr of tho Interior Fisher, after review Inn l,(i Fnlted States troops at Honolulu, left for Seattle on tho cruiser Mary land, Organl7ed bands are tanking big prolit In New York by stealing thnroughbrei nnd pet dogs and holding them for re wards or selling them to unscrupuloui denlers. The port of London has accented ten- dors nmountlng to JC2,i3O,O0O for dock ex tension ami improvement, which covei moio Important works Immediately contemplated