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VOL. LXXXVII. NEW SEMES VOL. LIX.
liUHMNUTON. VT.. THURSDAY. (HTOMKIt 17. l!)1i. NITMRER J 6. RED SOX CHAMPIONS OF BASEBALL WORLD Giants Defeated in Tenth Inning Bitterly Fought Game by a Score of 3 to 2. GARDNER BRINGS IN LAST RUN WITH SACRIFICE FLY Pinch Hitters Twice Put McGraw's Team Mathewson Wavers Tow ard the End and Muff in Outfield Paves the Way to His Undoing. GREATEST RECEIPTS ON RECORD. Total paid attendance for the series of eight games. . . 2;V2,037 Total receipls sf;490,8:W.(H) Each chili's share 147.02S.Sf) National commission's share 4!),08:J.:0 Total players' share derived from the first four frames only....' 147,571.01) Of this amount Boston players, as winners, shared (!0 per cent., or 88.54:1.01 The New York players, as losers, shared 59,028.09 Each Red Sox player, of whom 22 were eligible, re ceive:! 4.024.08 Each Giant player, of whom 2.1 were eligible, received 2,500.40 The fi cures in every case are greater than those for anv previous world series. Morton, Oct. 1C The Hoston Red Sov, jxMinnnt winners of the American League, nre the -world's champions of 1911. De feating the New York Nationals to-day hy a score of 3 to 2 In 10 Innings of a bitterly fought struggle, the Hed Sox capture-d their fourth victory of the world M-rles and carried off the premier honors in baseball. The (Hants won three names of the series, that were played before more than h quarter of a million people, anil one vont est was a tie. The total receipts for tin' eight games wf-re $4!1,SM and each Red Fox player received $4,021, while the Giant players each came In for t2,i'C6. It was a game of excitement anil chang ing emotions for the lT.Ooj spectators who wen' to Fenway I'nrk to see these two teams, who had struggled valiantly for seven games with honors even, meet for the deciding contest. Never was a hall prame more tightly waged and It was not until twilight had fallen upon the 10th inning that the Red Stockinged Terkos flashed over the plate with the winning run. Nine innings of a pitching duel bei- tween the master boxman of the Giants, Christy Mathewson, md the stripling Hedlent and "Smoky Joe" Wood for tho Hed Sox, found the two contenders for championship honors with a tally each. Into the 10th inning tho contest went, unci the Oiants chilled the hope3 of the Boston crowd by scoring a run on a double into the bleachers by Murray Jlnil a hit by Merkle ro center which Speaker juggled. Hundreds of fans dis consolately left the grounds. Dngle led off for the Hed Sox In the last half of the tenth. Ho had gone to the bat for Joe Wood and there, was a groan when the Red Sox pinch hitter sent a tower ing fly to left center. Snodgrass moved over toward the bleacher seats and wait ed for the ball to drop. Ho muffed It and before the ball was recovered En gle was on second base. No ono out and a man on second for the Hed 8ox and tho crowd was In a frenzy of Joy, Hooper tried to sacrifice but Math ewson foiled him and the best the rted Box gardener could do was a fly to Snodgrass. The (Slant pitcher tried to work the corners of the plato for Yerkes but the Boston middle sacker waited him out an I walked on four balls. 'With Engle on seconl and Yerkes on first, Trls Speaker come up. Tho crowd was now yelling to n man. The first ball was a curve and Speaker popped up a high foul which Movers, Me-ikle and .Mathewson went after, but it fell to the ground among them. New York's last chance to atop the Rontons passed with tne falluro to get that foul ball. Mathewson iitnrtcd a high fast ono and Speaker inct It fairly. On a lino over Doyle's liead tho ball was driven nni Engla rushed home with tho tying run. On the throw-In Yerkes went to third an 1 Speaker to second. BASES FILLED PURPOSELY. The New York infield drew In and Lewis was purposely passed oo that a runner could be forced at the plnte on nn Infield groun.lor, Then came, the finish. Oardner with three balls find one strike on him smashed a long fly to Dovore. Verkes set himself at thirl and dashed for home when the ball dropped In Dovore's hands, The Indian, Meyers, crouched at the plato to take the throw from Devore who whipped the ball homeward, On camo the flying Yerkes; on came tho hall, Mathewson saw the throw was wide, threw up his hands and Meyers turned away without trying for the ball, Yerkes had already plunged and slid over tho plato in a cloud of du.st with the run that won the world's championship for tho Tied Sox. Tho crowd fairly screamed in a delirium of Joy. Men threw their hats in tho air and cheered until they could cheer no more. Hundreds rushed up on tho field and gathering about the Ited Sox bench applauded the winning players. Mathew son buried himself in his great coat and walked from tho field. Scores followed tho pitcher congratulating him upon Ma work In tho box. Manager Mj-Oraw towed his way through the throiur tp tUa of Boston on a Par with Red Sox club hoti.se beneath the stand where he congratulated the Ited Sox. "I can't say that I'm gl id. Jake, but one of the teams had to win; It was to be the Ited Sox, and eongratuHtlons are in order." said .M-inager McOraw ad dressing Manager Jake Stahl. A spectator addressed an Insulting re mark to McOraw as he walked across the diamond and blows were passed but no damage done. ANALYSIS OK PITCHING. Mathewson and Hedlent were called upon to pitch the deciding game and the veteran outpttched his younger rival by a shade. Fledlent was taken from the box to allow Ilenrlksen to bat for him in the seventh. Joe '-'ood went to the mound after Hedlent and as the score was a tie at the time, "Smoky Joe" gets the credit for the game, his third victory in the series. Mathew.son pitched 124 balls to tlm bat ters In the 10 Innings. He threw only 97 balls In the first nine Innings, the small est number of balls pitched In nine In nings by nny twiiler during the series. Mathewson passed five Hoston men to day, after having pitched 20 Innings in the scries without a pass. He struck out four Hoston battels, none after the fourth Inning. Hedlent threw Mi balls to New York batsmen In the seven Innings, In which he pitched, while Wood tossed .11 balls in three Innings. The total paid attendance at to-day's game was 17,0'U, while tho total receipts were .,W0, of which each club received $13,"jr and the national commission 3,050. HALF THE USUAL CROWD. The weather was cold with a north west wind blowing when tho game began. It was announced that Mathewson would pitch for New York and Hedlent for Hos ton. "Silk" O'Loughton was the umpire behind tho plate and Hlgler officiated on the bases. Umpire Klem took right Held and Evans left Held. Tho attendance was the j-mallest of the series, there being only about half the crowd that saw tho other four games at Kenway Hark. Devore opened the first Inning for New York and got a ball. The second pitch was a strike, the third a ball, and the fourth was the second strike. The llfth ball was fouled oft and another pitch was called a ball. Then the tally standing 3 and 2, Devore sent an easy grounder to Wagner and was tossed out at first. The crowd cheered. With the first batter ills posed of Hedlent and his teammatcH gain ed conlldence. Doyle was also 3 and when he nt a lazy grounder to Wagner and also was out at first. Nearly all tho Red Sox fans had been provided with tattles and they mndo good use of them when the home team had the New orka two down with no runners on tho paths Snodgrusa drew a base on ballo and then attempted to steal second. Cady's throw was a good one, but Wagner muffed it and tho Giant centerflelder was safe. He was left on second, however, when Mur ray grounded out, Gardner to Stahl. GHOANS AS LEWIS TANS. Hedlent hnd pitched a good Inning and the Boston rooters cheered as tho Hed Sox came to bat. Hooper bunted tho first ball Mathewson sent down and went out unassisted to Merkle. Yerkes was struck o'lt then Trls Speaker opened tho hit account by slashing a single to right field. Reaching first he did not stop but made a daring dash to second and reach ed the bag as Doyle dropped Dovore's good throw from right field. Realizing thnt one run might win the game, the Hoston rioters set up a great nolso for Lewis to bring Speaker home. Tho left fielder, however, could not fathom Mattiewsn's fadeaways, and struck out on consecutive strikes, ending the inning amid groanR. Merkle opened the second for New York hy striking out. Herzog sent up a high fly that Speaker gathered In. "Chief" Meyers shot a grounder to Gardner who fumbled It, and the Indian was safo at first. Fletcher singled to canter and Meyers took second. New York and Bos ton pitchers were constantly kept In tho outer territory to worm up In easo Mathewson or Hedlent should "blow." Meyers played for off second baa and 'Co PROGRESSIVE IS GIVEN HIS SEAT Dr. Aldrich of St. Johnsbury Wins Much Good Feeling by His Manly Act. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY LAW Analysis of Measure Introduced in House and Suggestion of One That May Come Later. Montpclur, Oct. 1G. Dr. W. J. Aiunch, the progressive member from Sc. Johns bury, has been allowed to take the oath and assume his neat aj a member of the House. The eourto of Dr. Aldrich In declining to pass Judgment on the merits of his own case hrs von much good feeling for him. Had he taken the oath and engaged In the work of tho session, it Is probable that no question would have been raised as to his right to hold his seat, but he preferred to havo the House act In the matter and have formal Justification for faking the oath. It Is only by a very strict construction of the constitution that the committee on elections could have rendered n res.irt adverse to his right, since he Is not a regular appointee as pension examiner, but a substitute called In when tho regular examiner Is unable to attend to bis duties, and Dr. Aldrich'a total re ceipts from Mich tervlecs la:,t J car amounted to less than V2.1. l'lom the gossip of some good lawyers. It might be gathered that the mlo laid down In seating of Dr. Aldilch might he a hard one to limit. The committee In Its opinion Insisted that to hold such an office within the meaning of the constitution n man must devote the major part of his tlmo to It, and detlvo a substantial part of his Income from It. Under this ruling It was suggested that the postmasters barred In previous years niMhl have been admitted. nni lawyer suggested thnt as far as the rule about the major part of his time was concei mil, any federal office holder could now be admitted. The real kernel of the matter was that everybody felt that it would h a shame to bar the doctor on such technical grounds as those of tho present case, and as the con.et'tutlon goes on to make the House the sole. Judge of the qualifications of its own members, the members were fairly safe in deciding the case solely on Its merits. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY HILL House bill No. 2(5, the employers' liability law, makes no radical change of tho whole system of compensating injured workmen. In actual effect It only goes to tho extent of Introducing two Innovations. One of these is tho repeal of the old common law rulo that contributory negligence is a bar to any recovery anil the Introduction in Its place of the newer theory of comparative negligence by which, in stead of throwing the plaintiff out of court when It is proved that his own negligence contributed materlallv to nis Injury, tho Jury is instructed to take that into account, decide how the plaintiff's compares with the nei-ll. n-.ic hi in,- uuienuani, anil assess damages accordingly. The objection most frequently urired change is that it merely amounts. ', preventing the Injured man's neirll- gence from being In any way a bar to recovery. The comparative neull erenee on rt It is urged, will have no effect. h..,.., a Jury whose sympathies have been worked by a clever lawyer will al ways go as far as It can in favor of the injured man. This produces the somewhat undesirable lesult bv which my negligence counts airulnst Illfi til such an extent when I negligently hurt someone else that 1 have to pay him as far as is possible to make up for his hurt, while If I am hurt as a result of my negligence combined with someone else's negligence, my neirll- gonce does not count nt all ami .v,.. either person must pay the whole. me other innovation In thl.s bill H thu shifting of tho pie-sumption as to contrib utory negligence, and assumption of risk m, that the defense must prove them, In stead of being able as at present to force the plaintiff to show the absence of them. In this thu bill has some weighty author ity on Its Mde. Hut It seems to be the opinion of many of the most pio.ires.slve and best Informed of the members that the whole method of recovery for Injurlc.i after n light In courts of law should be changed to one of compensation for In juries received In the course of employ ment by reference to a schedule, Such a law would eliminate the danger from the extravagant verdicts of emotlon.il Jurlos, the waste of long-fought battles of the law, would abolish the middleman and mako It certain that every cent the em ployer had to pay went Into the pocket of the Injured man Instead of being di vided with his lawyers. In tho end such a law would be more economical for all concerned. It Is almost certain that some such compensation measure will be Intro duced later In the session, If such a measure Is Introduced, the author of this liability bill, Mr. Miller of Hethel, has assured a representative of the Free Press that lie will not quarrel with It, The Soldiers' Horn, makes an early call for an appropriation, asking 32, 000 for 1013 and 1014. HILLS RELATING TO DEER, Threo bills relating to the shootlnft of deer appeared m the House thl" morning, Mr. Knight of Dummerstnn would permit such shooting In the last week In October having six work ing days. Hennlngton and Essex oro probably the most heavily wooded counties In the State and nfforl tho most extensive covers for dear. Thla foct tendn to explain why Mr. Knapp of Woodford would havo a general l-Jflaa laon tor the entlra month of November and Mr. Cameron of Nor ton asks such an. open seamn for Es sex county. There Is a deslio on the part of those prominently Intetesled In tlm preservation of fish and game to avoid spcei'il legislation us far as possible. Tho argument made In the ease eif Essex county is that there nre extoiislvo forests and many leer themj that tho county borders on Nw Hampshire and Canada, where the laws nre differ ent from that of Vermont, and that il legal shooting will continue as long as thu present restrictions apply to that county. There appears to lie u slionger prohibi tion elenunt In the Legislature than us ual, and many members have conlldence Ir. the passage of the measure Introduced lij Senator Itny, which provides for a vote at the March meeting on the ques tion of granting licenses anywhere In tho State. If the majority or the State vote Is against license, no licenses can bo ironed in towns so voting; but fifth class licenses (druggists') may be Issued, us Is now permitted In no-lleense towns. Plurality election of t epresi-nlatlves on the third ballot Is asked fur by Senator Wallls. There have been so many cases this year of long drawn out contests or failures to e-leet that such a measure may have greater support than usual. It Is a matter of surprise that there should have been so few contested seats, It vlev. of the many three-sided and hardly fought elections but It Is doubt ful if nny of the contests of which notice has been given will be beard In the House or Senate. SYMPATHY TOR ROOSEVELT. Abliorience of the attempted assassi nation of ex-Presldtnt Roosevelt and wishes for bis reeenery were expressed In a resolution adopted by the Hous this afternoon and a copy of the reso lution will be fot warded to Colonel Roosevelt at his home in Oyster Hay. The old subject of spite fences Is brought up by llou.-o bill No. 201, Intro duced by Mr. Converse of Charlotte, which piovldes that the selectmen of any town may remove after 21 hours any unnecessary fence or other structure mine than four fe-et high, put up or maintained for the purpose of an noying the owners of adjoining property. The present law puts under the ban fences more than six feet In height. The bill making an appropriation for the publicity bureau In the department of Slate will be Introduced In the Sen ate to-morrow by Mr. Henry of Chit tenden and a request will piob.ibly be made that It be- refeired to committees of the House and Senate Jointly. This will save time and work as one heating will seive for both committees. The amount to In- appropriated is left blank In the bill as diawn, leaving It to bo filled as the Judgment of the committee! may dictate after hearing the supporters of the measure. Thetu has be-on much commendation of the work accomplished with th- small Appropriation Secretary Italic has had at his command, and If It uppnrs that propot tlonateiy good re sults ean be obtained with a larger ap piopilatlon there will be little troublo In securing It. Lieutenant-Governor I. E. Howe, Adjutant-General I.. S. Tlllot!-on, and Col. W. W. Hrowu of Springfield, chief of the Governor's staff, will go on Kriday to Schuylervllle, N, Y., to represent the State at the dedication of thu Schuyler vllle battle monument. OFFICIAL RECORD OF DAY SENATE MORNING. The Senate was called to order by Lieutenant-Governor Howe and devotional exercise's, which Governor Kletcher at tended, were conducted by the chaplain. HILLS INTRODUCED. S. 10. Hy Mr. Dyer of Addison, relating to trustee process. (If effects In hands of trustee do not exceed $10 in value trustee shall be discharged, Does not apply to process for collection of taxes.) Judiciary. S. 17. Hy Mr. Hoy, relating to examina tion of pupils for advanced Instruction. (Repeals Sec. C of No. 6S acts of 1010.) Education. S. R Hy Mr. Roy, relating to traffic In Intoxicating liquors. (Provides for vote at .March meeting on State as well as town license. If majority In the Statu votes no license-, no licenses except those. of the llfth class shall be Issued.) Joint committee on temperance, R l'.i.-Hy Mr. Wallls, relating to the election of representatives to the General Assembly. (Plurality to elect on third ballot.) Election. S. 20. Hy Mr. Hlancharil of Orleans, an act to establish and define the duties of a board of commissioners for the promo tlon of uniformity of legislation In the United States and to appropriate money for Its expenses and for the natlon.il conference of commissioners on uniform State laws. (Members of board to be paid expenses of not more than t.'OO a j ear eac'i and national confeiencu not more than ?le0 as Vermont's share of Its expenses,) General. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. A communication from Ills Excellency, the Governor, slated that lie had tians mlttcd to the House a certified copy of a proposed amendment to tho constitution of the United States, (Only ono such certified copy having been transmitted to Vermont, the proposal did not accompany the executive communication.) The com munication was read by the secretary and referred to the committee on federal relations. SUSPENSION OE RULES. Mr. McCuen moved that the rules be) suspended and the Joint resolution pro viding for a visit by the Joint committee to the Industrial school at Vurgennes be put upon IU passage. This was bee-ausi the committee is Invited to make Its visit on Friday and time for pashage of the resolution by the Hotiso Is necessary. Thu rules were suspended by a unanimous vote and the resolution was read the third tlmo and adopted. On motion of Mr. Mattlson, adjoin ncd at 10:41. SENATE AFTERNOON. READ THIRD TIME AND PASSED. Joint resolution i elating to piocurlng data relative to taxation of personal prope i ty. Joint resolution (House) relating to pay of members, clerks and stenographers of Hie committee on bills, THIRD READING OHDEUKD, S. U.-To provide for filling vacancies In the State Benate. (Contluutd on put -l, ONE OF COLONELS RIBS FRACTURED Missile Remains Imbedded in the Bone, According- to New X-Ray Photograph. WOUND HEALING NORMALLY Rooievelt Passes a Quiet and Care free Day, Seemingly Least Concerned of Those about Him. (, hie-ago, Oct. 10. The bullet wiuntl in lllcted In Col. Theodore RooseiVult's chest at Milwaukee M.ond-.iy night. It was olll- e-ially announced to-night for the llrst time, Is healing normally without Infec tion. The statement that no compllca t'ons have shown themselves wan made after a day during which the first suc cessful X-ray picture of the wound In the eolom.-l's chest was examined by tho .sur geon. The fact developed that the would-be assassin's bullet fractured the colonel's fourth rib. The mlsMIe remains Imbedded, apparently In the bone. The fractuie, however, It Is stated, will not affect the treatment in any way, but will be allowed to heal untreated, as will the wound. A description of thu wound given to night by Dr. W. It. McCaillcy Is the first to be given to the public by the surgeons. He said that the bullet's path through the muscles of the chest Is lacerated to some extent by the battered lead but that there was little contusion and no exten sive area of hrulf-ed and extra vasated surrounding tissue. "The bullet did not 'mushroom' as might have been uxpected," said Lr. McCauley. "Kor that reason It cut a comparatively small hole in the skin and did not reduce a largo portion of the nearby tissues to pulp as Is the case In a soft bullet that 'mushrooms' In animal tissue after It hits a bone. I think the bundle of papers In Col onel Roosevelt's pocket checked It and the spectacle case for some rea son failed to spread the bullet much. WOUND A CLEAN ONE. "The wound Is about big enough to put your finger In at the surface and It does not appear to get very much bigger. I would call it a very clean wound. The skin Is torn at the sur face In a ragged way but not badly and there Is little bruising. "There Is not a sign of suppuration In the wound. The flesh Is In good condition and seems to be healing without complication. If there was pus forming deep in the wound, we would know It at once by an unusual rise of tempet attire." Dr. McCauley added that it Is now certain from the X-ray pictures that the bullet hns not entered or injured the plural cavlt;'. removing a grave possibility In the case. He pointed out the normal condition of the patient Indicated by the official chart taken at 10:00 p. m. Dr. McCauley's statement was given after leaving the colonel's room and aft er a consultation with the other sur geons. He confirmed previous announcements that no attempt would be made at pres ent to remove the bullet which Is not expecteel to hinder the healing of the fractured rib. Colonel Roosevelt spent a quiet and apparently care-free day, seemingly the least concerned of all. He was che'ered by the apH-arance of Mrs. Roosevelt, who arrived early In the day from New York and remained with him constantly. He felt no pain, ho said, and moved about at will on his bed, reading or dictating telegrams or talking with members of his family. In the afternoon he slept for a time. MRS. ROOSEVELT IN CHARGE As soon as Mrs. Roosevelt reached the hospital this morning she took charge of affairs. Sho was accom panied by Theodore-, Jr., Mrs. N'cho las I.ongworth and Miss Ethel Roose velt. Later In the day Congressman I.ongworth arrived, Mrs. Roosevelt Installed herself In a room adjoining that of her husban.l and during the day seldom left his bedside. Mrs. Roosevelt's first move was to decree that the colonel must seo no visitors except members of his fam lly. Once or twice during the day she made exceptions, but otherwise she adhered firmly to her resolutions. The colonel was "feeling fine" and ready to receive vlaltors, hut Mrs. Roosevelt gave him no opportunity to pass upon her ruling, for she made It on her own authority, and saw to it that It was enforced. Sho received tho caris and mcasage.-) for her husband and sent back her replies, with the result that tho colonel himself did not know w;io wished to see him, It was learned to-day that the X-ray photograph which was taken In Mllwau kee a few hours after Colonel Roosevelt was shot, did not show accurately the location of the bullet, and another photo gtaph was taken this afternoon. The bullet Is resting against tho fractured rib, tlm fourth one on thu light side and the proximity of the rib rendeie-d It difficult to obtnln the desired ii-sult with tho X-ray, The fiactiire of thu rib ex plained thu pain which Colonel Roose velt felt In breathing deeply. WANTS TO SPEAK ONCE MORE. The Impression grew to-day that Colonel Roosevelt would be nblo to do little or nothing more In the campaign. Al though he cxpiesscd the hope of leaving for Oyster Hay on Sunday, It Is probable he will be compelled to remain in the hospital for at least a week longer and that after his ai rival at home ho will not permitted to plunge Into tho campaign kfalu. Associates of Colonel Roosevelt said, that while ho was deeply disappointed at being obliged to leave the fight during tho claslmr wsU. ua va jbnivtno; iw con cern as to the possible effect of his re moval from the- Held of battle. It I j Colonel Itoosevelt's di-.lre to make at least one inoro speech beforo election day and that In his own State of New York. There was llttlo in tho appeal uncu of Colonel Roosevelt to Indicate that he was not In his usual health. Ills face has not lost Itw color, and as he sat propped up ( wnn pillows bo moved about easily, and apparently was free from pain. As he talked lie used his characteristic gestures, although with perhaps less vigor than Is i.sual with him, and tit times his laugh muld be heard In the corridor outside. He seemed to enjoy his relief from the ares of politics and ccmed determined to maku his stay in thu hospital an en Joyublo vacation. His three children, who are In Chicago, dropped In to soo him three.- times during the day, talking for half an hour each time. M's. Roosevelt would not permit them to lenialn longer, least her husband tiro himself. Once during the afternoon Mrs. Ruo.-io-velt found O. K. Davis, secretary of tho progressive natlonnl committee, in Colonel Roosevelt's loom. He lemalneil there only a few' .seconds after Hie ap pearance of Mrs. Roorftvt It who exiled hlni to tho corridor. GOMPERS SENDS MESSAGE, Messages of condolence continued to pour in to-day from all parts of tho woild. Among them wore cablegrams from clowned heads of Europe. Colonel Roosi velt read over a large number of telegianio. but found I: Impossible to reply to tiicm all. One of them was from Samuel Gompers, reading: "Upon lcarlng of tho outrageous at tack upon you I was too much shockttl to find expression. I join with the men of organized labor, in common with all our peoplu who are profoundly hoping for and expecting your speedy recovery." Colonol Roosevelt's old frlund. Father Curran of Wllkesbarru, Pa., arrived at the hospital late to-day, having come from Rattle Creek, Mich., to sea the. colonel. An hour before he arrived, a telegram was received from him say ing: "I cannot rest until I see you Will bo at hospital to-day." Colonel Koosovoll talked with him 15 minutes. Colonel Roosevelt slept soundly as mid night passed. The rooms of his suite were dark and silent. Night Nurse Margaret Fltxgerald was exllutl from the room which she had turned over to Mrs. Roose velt and sat outside with the police ser geant who was on guard. She said she had nothing to do for the colonel and would not go to him unless he rang. At ten o'clock to-night Colonel Roose velt was vlf-lteel by J. H. Murphy, head surgeon In charge of the case, Dr. Ter rell and Dr. McCauley. ihe examination resulted In their announcement that the conelltlon of thu patient Is normal at present and that there Is no Indication of sepsis In the wound or of plural com plications. Following Is the official count: Tem perature, 98. ti: pulse, Si; respiration, 2u; leucocytes, 6i0; polymorphoneuclla neu trophils, 74; general condition good. HULLET WAS NOT POISONED. Milwaukee, Oct. 16. All fear that the bullet with which Colonel Roosevelt was I'hot might have been poisoned was dls- elled to-day when I'rof. R. E. W. Som mer, analytical chemist, notified District Attorni'y Zabel that no traces of poison were found by him In the empty shell and upon other builat-s In the pistol with which John Schrank shot Colonel Roose velt Monday night. A .solution was made by Professor Sommcr from scrapings from the bullets and the empty shell, and was Inoculated Into guinea pigs, but no traces of poison were found. To satisfy himself of tho mental condi tion of the would-be assassin and a thu step In the preparation of his case, Dis trict Attorney Zabel has engaged the services of three alienists to examine Schrank. It Is understood that each alienist will make his individual ex amination of, Schrank and then compare notes. Schrank spent most of to-Jay writ ing; but so far nothing he aas writ ten has been made public Sheriff Ar nold says Schrank has not attempted to pass anything thnt has ben writ ten out of Ills cell. Until he does this the sheriff will not avail himself of tno privilege of scrutlnlz'ngr any writ ten communications. The letters found on Schrank after he had shot Colonel Roosevelt mdl cate, alienists say, paronla. HIS MESSAGE TO NATION. "Important Only Thnt the Cause Shall Live and Win." Louisville. Ky., Oct. 16. Albert J. Hcvorldge, former senator from Indi ana, brought to Kentucky to-night Col onel Roosevelt's messago to the nation dictated from the Colonel's sick bed 111 Mercy hospital in Chicago. "It matters little about me," Colo nel Roosevelt told Mr. Hoverldge. "but it matters all about the cause we fight for. If one soldier who happens to carry the flag Is stricken, another will take It from his hand and carry It on." Colonel Roosevelt was scheduled to speak In Louisville to-night. After hav ing been shot down In Milwaukee ho can celli'd all his engagements but Insisted that the address he was to have made In Louisville bu delivered. He called or. Senator Heverldgo to speak In his stead. A large audience, assembled In Phoenix Hill auditorium to listen to Mr. Heverldgo. "And now as then it Is not Important whether ono leader lives or dies," con tinues the message, "It Is Important only that tho cause shall llvo and win. Tell tho people not to worry about me for If 1 go down another will take my place." BADEN'S WINNINGS TO DATE AMOUNT TO $36,500 Lexington, Oct. K Haden, the largest money winner of the year, won the $S,f October prize, tho principal race of tho grand circuit Hireling hero to-day. With to-day's winnings Iladen's total for tho year Is 3il,6fO. The 2:21 class trot was won in stialght bents by llclle Ashland, The 2:10 trot also was a straight heat race for Ross H, Don Pronto, owned by 10. T. Harnettu of California, broke tho world's five-year-old pacing record. Driven by Hilly Durfue mid prompted by a runner with Muiphy up, ho went the mile in 2:2U. Margaret Ranlsh failed to lower the world's four-year-old trotting record, but made the milo In 2:06 Your clnssllled ad will be an Item of "oDDortunltv nows" for somebody. WILSON CANCELS CAMPAIGN DATES No Work on Stump ufter Frida until Roosevelt Is Him self Again. SOLICITOUS FOR LATE NEWS As Mr. Taft Takes No Active Part in Campaign He Does Not Desire to Be Speak ing Alone. I'rin. eeon, X. J, Oct. Id. Oovernoi. Woodrow Wilson late to-night announced that he would cancel all speaking engage ments, with the exception of those ar- i.-ingcd for Thursday and Friday of this Wfielt until Colonel Roosevelt is able to take an active part In the campaign. Tb Governor will speak in Delaware, West Virginia and Pennsylvania this week, concluding his campaign In Pittsburg Friday night. "I carmen cancel the engagements which are Immediately ahead of me," said Oot- ernor Wilton In a statement Issued to night, "without subjecting thoso who have arranged them to a von acrlous embarrassment and great unnecessary expense, but I shall cut tho series at tho earliest possible point. "Mr. Taft has at no time taken at' active part In the campaign and I have no desire to be the single candidate oi the stump engaged against no active antagonist." Governor Wilson was asked If his active speechmaklng would end on his return next Saturday from Delaware, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. "Yes," he said, "I have asked my man agers to arrange to cancel the engage ments in New York and Brooklyn for next Snturday night." Reforo Issuing his statement Oov erson Wilson talked over the long dis tance telephone to democratic national headquarters In New York, Governor Wilson was deeply solid ttous for news of Colonel Roosevelt and asked the correspondents to keej. him Informed as to the bulletins Is sued describing the colonel's condi tion. Tho Governor was at his home here to-night, busy most of tho time In telephoning communication with nli campaign managers. The Governor Is due to start on l is short trip to Delaware. West Vlrg ivla and western Pennsylvania late to morrow night. When Governor Wilson was (islsed by the correspondents to-night if he would take etra precautions wher appearing In public hereafter he salt he would not. "There Is nothing that can be done," he declared, "to guard against such attacks. It seems to me that p lice and secret servlco guards are useless If a madman is determined to attack a man in public." BIBLE SOCIETY MEETING. It Dccliif to Pursue Its Work with Other Organisations. Montpeller, Oct. K The 100th annual meeting of tho Vermont Blblo society took placo this morning at ten o'clock at the Montpeller House. President Cooper was In the chair and prayer was offered by Dr. W. A. Davison. The recording secretary, the Rev. W. 3. Smlthers, read tho report of the last meeting and the agent, the Rev. L. O. Sherburne, read his report showing tho work accomplished during the last year. Dr. O. G. Stickney of Barro, treasurer, reported all bills paid. Tho following officers were elected: President, the Rov. A. L. Cooper, D. D., of Randolph; first vice-president, ths Rev. W. A. Davison, D. D., Burlington; second vice-president. H. A. Slayton, Morris ville; recording secretary, the Rev. W. S. Smlthers, Randolph; treasurer. Dr. O. G. Stickney, Harre; auditor, H. O. Woodruff, Harre; directors, the president, vice-presidents, recording secretary and Dr. O. O, Stickney of Harre. the Itv. J. B. Sargent of Northfteld, the Rev. R. F. Lowe of St. Johnsbury. C. C. Holmes of Montpeller, Dr. J. W. Rurgin of New port Center, W. W. Nichols of Rutland. R R. Demerrltt of Waterbury. George Cochrane, Smith F. Henry oi Burlington, the Rev. S. It. Rrownell, H. O. Wood ruff of Harre, the Rev. Duncan Salmond of Harre tho Rev. L. O. Sherburne of Hurllngton. The policy of the society in the futum was fully discussed and the following resolution adopted: "That it Is the sense of thin society that for e-cononilc reasons and In order that every deillar may he used to the best ndvnntagu for the glory of God and the good of our fellow men, that while we retain our legal .organization and annual meeting, we arrange to do our colporteur and Hlble work In co. opera tion with some other organization or or ganizations, preferably the American Rlblo society or Vermont Sunday School a.-socmtlon, and to this end a committee of tin ce bo herehy elected with power to make arrangements and report nack to the board of directors for their ap pimal at a special meeting to be rail ed by this committee." The Rev. W. S. Smlthers. Dr V Davison and Deacon H. A. Slayton wore elected as such committee. Following adjournment of the soclut) the board of directors met for u buslnesi M-hslon. The Rev. L. O. Sherburne, win has been the efficient nnd sucess fill ngent of the society, positive ly refused to be re-elected. Uut aftei much urging he consented to act at agent until April 1. thus giving tho com mime a ohaucu without Interruption o. tho work to bring about thu change or. dered by the society. The London Times concludes In tho summary of harvest reports that "If would Ik- difficult to point to a more generally tltsustiuus bcuson over En,