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BURLINGTON, VT., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, J012.
VOL. LXXXVII. iMJW SttitmS VUU JLilA.
r,ocal Items of Interest Prom All
Parts of the Green Moun
THE NEWS BY COUNTIES
Pchoo of Medicine, where ho has been
engaged In special study.
A quiet wedding took place at the
homo of Mr. and Mrs. Cary H. Mar
shall Wednesday evening of last
week, when their daughter, Clari
net p., vras united In marriage to Wen-
doll H. Bamo of Whitehall. N. Y. Tho
couple, unattended, entered tho room
whore the ceremony was performed to
a wedding march played by Miss
Blanche Hoffnagle of Vergcnne' The
ceremony was performed by the Ucv
C. T. Heckle of Addison and took place
before a bank of plants and ferns.
Thj bride's dress was of pcnla or plna
cloth worn more than 30 years before
by tho bride's mother. It was brought
to tho present bride's grandmother by
her husband moro than 60 years ago.
The brltlo carried white carnations
with asparagus ferns. Among thoso
from away wore Manley D. Marshall
and Carlcton H. Harvey of Whitehall,
N. V. A wedding supper was sorvel
after tho ceremony, only a few friends
nnd relatives being present. Tha
groom Is 11 business man of Whitehall,
X. Y whero after a brief wedding trip
Mr. and Mrs. Bame will reside,
The dredge which Thomas Mack has
been building was launched Suturday
afternoon. Tho dredge has been named
the Otter Creek of Vergennos and Is 4
feet long, with 10 feet beam and four
feet sides, has 16 Inch hansom at the bow
and 24 Inch hansom at the stern, The
boom Is 40 feet lonr. 10x12. nnd will
MIDDLEBURY. operate nvo cubic feet of Hay ward
The funeral of Mrs. Jesso Boulla, i ho "'- e iccnmcai name
(lied Kriday afternoon, was held at at. .
MarVn Church at S:30 o'clock Monday n tl10 ftorn she carries a 40 foot pile
morning, the Hev. rather J. D. Shan- lvor with a 2.000 pound hammer capable
non officiating There was a very largo ' Mvlng a CO foot pile. The dredge was
attendance. The burial was in the local designed by Peter LaFounta n of Cham
Catholic cemetery. Besides her husband. aln' , nd th'8 c " ? u"ucr
Mr., lioulla Ibivm three young daugh- hl direction. She is made of white pine,
I rs and is also survived by her father. wh,t ak- rcd rock maple She
John Boudneau. and two brothers and s equlppeu y1th an Orr and Scmbowcr
five slsto.rs.-Mrs. Klla Douglas. tna -oublo drum hoisting engine. The
wife of J. Rnrcl.iy Douglas, died Friday V l
From the Island in the Lake to
the Passumpsic, Along Otter
Creek and by the Shores
of White River.
FATE OF BECKER
WITH JURY TO-DAY
Charge of Justice Golf in Rosen
thal Murder Case This
DEFENDANT'S FACE A MASK
Betrays No Emotion during Plea
of His Counsel or the Denun
ciation of the Prosecutor.
SAYB BECKER HAD A MOTIVE.
Why did Hecker send hl lawyer, Mr.
Hart, to .lack Rose at midnight to got
that affidavit If not to clear himself of a
'There was a tremendous motrve on
tho part of Becker to put Rosenthal
out of the way," continued Mr. Moss
pointing his finger at the defendant
When he dlod, Becker rejoiced, anl
Booker's acts preceding, at the time
of, and after the murder, establish a
chain of circumstances, together with
tho testimony of Schepps and other
witnesses adding tho necessary ele
ment of corroboration, that convict
him of tho crrmo. Wo ask you to con
vict this man on a multitude of cir
cumstances which support each other,
building up a struoturo of nvtJcnco
Irrefutably proving that this man
committed fie crime."
Mr. Moss completed his address at
26 and tho Jurors were cautioned by
tho court not to discuss tho caso among
themselves. Court was then adjourn
ed till 10:30 to-morrow mornrng when
Justice Goff will deliver, his charge.
night at her home on Upper South street.
a mllo nnd a half out of this village,
after an illness of several weeks with
neuritis, nt the nge of 51 years. Hesldes
hor husband, Mm leaves one son, two
brothers and a sister. The funeral was
held at St Mary's Church nt S:30 o'clock
'n V est cemetery. iir. ana mrs,
I P Dilllon havo returned from
Fowler, whore they havo been visiting
their daughter, Mrs. B. J. Wimmotte.
Miss Nora Mulbury of Providence, R.
the creek to mako tho approach to his
coal sheds more ncccsslblo but will first
bo towed to Burlington and used to re
pair the layman Coal company's dock,
where there Is a large lot of pilo driving
done. W. W. Penney of Kcescvllle, N. Y.,
Is visiting his sister, Mrs. Marlon
l-ucbday morning and the lntement was 1 F
Judge Frank L. I-'lt-li, president, In the
chair. Tho question, making arrange
ments for fittingly celebrating and erect
ing an appropriate memorial to enm-
f.. and Miss Genevieve . Dashlell of here In 1814. was considered. It was
tucket. R. I., arc visiting In town.-Mr. d...a , hnVB -oni,n.B ,
um .Mrs. jonn ugio i xvuruum, lumier h ,h .i,i., f i,e ,.!,., ,i tv,
residents of Mlddlebury. and Mrs. Wll- rc8ldent of Ule vergennes Board Of
llam Tlgle of Rutland are ylsltlns here.- Krad0i w, aI,pear bef(Jp(( the
sirs. James Mumgan. wno nan Leirlalatura and ask for an appropriation.
seriously 111 witn typnoio. lever, na in Tne gemor daM nf the ,)lgn scho0,
jrnnouncoa out oi oangcr. cleared 135 from their harvest xiimier In
Letters nuurt-Asuu "" the Gr.-uicn hall Fridav evenlnir.Mr.
waning ciaimanw ai uio iuL-.ii puoiirco. anil Mrs T TDSllou have closed their
Miss A. Arden, Mrs. W. II. McCarthy, slimmr h(1.i. ,, nuvnmi i .n
Miss Elizabeth Barry. August Anderson. Thomnson's Point. n,i hnv rnh,r,.,l m
I'loyd Anderson, Harry Abbott, C. Ring- ... hnmn ,n . nf ,h
l am, Suenco Callstro and I. J. Fuller.- vergenns Hoard of Trade was held Frl-
l-ormcr henator Stewart nns returned aay ovenln(f ln cv hnl ,ne prf.8ldent
iiom a visn ai inc iiumo ui nia uuuuiur, tho Rev. I.. A. Wzlnn. tirnsl.llncr. At.
.Airs j. nancr oyjvehier. in auuu.i, torney G. W. Slone, Postmaster Thomas
I ., wlirro Mr. anil -Mrs. jonn A. Meicner itlck n,i Mnvnr f. II. rnlsvo .-.n
in 1 .Mr. and Mrs. Philip Manchester
v fn also guests. Reports tire to the
ffeit that Dr. D. C. Noble is slowly re-
c Dvering from his illness. On Friday aft-
rnoon tho lion. P. P. Claxton, United
E'tates commissioner of agriculture, will
"i liver an address in the MoCullough
gymnasium, and a cordial lnvltatloti is
In Id out to everybody to be present.
Vhero is no stated subject. Tho hour la
two o'clock. Tho next meeting of the
Fortnightly club will bo held with Mrs.
J Walter Sylvester at the home of her
father, ox-Scrrator Stewart, at 3:30 o'clock
n November IS. Tho subject will be
"Gounod," and tho committee will bo
Mrs. Sylvester, Mrs. Fletcher and Mrs.
Cottrpll This club is ln a very flourish.
Ing condition. Mrs. I.ucy Getty of North-
Hid, president of tho Vermont branch
of the Ladles of tho Grand Army, will
tio in town to-day and will be enter
tained at luncheon by the local circle,
pointed as a committee to revls-e tho city
charter, and present It before a full
meeting of thu bojid in two weeks.
Dr. and Mrs. Nathan Oppenhelm, ho
havo been passing several months at
their summer home, Big Oak farm
have returned to New York city. Mrs.
Frank Monett has returned to Concord,
N. H after visiting her father, 1 1j.
Lawrence. Mrs. S. E. Flagg is visiting
her son, Frank Flagg, of Rutland. A.
J. niillngor has resigned his position as
driver of tho Stevens Hous bus nnd will
now have charge of tho Norton fctables,
Mrs. David Roberts has joined her hus
band In Malone, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Al
bert Lester have returned to Rutland
after a visit to Miss Mabel Adams. R.
M. Brown of Chicago is visiting in this
vicinity. Miss Hilda, Wlnship has return
ed to Keesevillp, N. Y., after a visit to
Mr. and Mis. II. W. Duy. Mayor and
Mrs. C. II. Cnisse havo been passing a
vnil!itn T lMicuMI frt Vr. S In flirt
evening -Bert Andrews has returned few days In Montreal and vlelnlly.-Tlio
from Wnlllmrfnrd. where he am! his sis- condition of Mrs. Joseph Ga.no, who has
nr Mtuq Mvrtl A ml row a of 'PrnV. X
v hv wn vimn t thn hnmn of provcd.-A Wilson and Marshall club
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Andrews.-Roger ha been organized in this city with X
Ryan, who has been quite ill for tho memners and with orncers as louows:
past three weeks with a severo attack of President. V. E. Phelps; vice-president. J.
the grip, is able to bo out.-Mlss Mar- w' Weeks; secretary. J. F. Donahue;
paret IHncks has returned from Fish- treasurer. IL C. Taber; executive com-
.in v v rn-w. .v, . mitte, P. J. Ryan. Dr. W. Watt, P. A.
ov.nl nrn in attend th weitnln nf her Young. Louis Rondeau. I. 13. Phelps, J.
brother, Peter J. Hlncks, of Mlddlebury B- Weeks, J. F. Donahue, II. C. Tabor;
-Mis Hllzaheth H. Creiran of Flshklll. finance committee. J. II. Donnelly, G. F.
ui.a T.iiin pjrrnii iian rpnirn,i .ii.r O, Kimball, John Hayes. A meeting of
,-nnnin of weeks' isit with relatives and the club will bo held Friday evening.
friends ln New York city and other About six weeks ago Mrs. Peter
places. Miss Isabel Griffith has returned Tyler returning from a visit to Lln
rrnm Fowler, where slio has been on a coin brought back a mother oat and
viMt at the homo of her parents, Mr. and two kittens nirJ gavo them to her
tir. t II. Grllilth. Miss Ada Marcelle daughter. Mrs. Fordyce Bristol. T.io
oas gone to Brandon and expects to make I next .lay the cat was missing and
3er future homo there with her aunt, Mrs. Bristol supposed that shu had
Mrs. J6hn Loyselle. Some persons, as wandered away and dleJ, but last hat
id unknown to tho law officers, are com- urday she received wor3 from Lincoln
nlttine depredations about tho village, that pussy had appeared at her homo
juch as breaking down fenee posts and that morning. Tho cat was brought
other similar acta, Mr. 1'. H. McMahon hero in a tight box wita only two
r.us returned from Rutland, whero she nmil utr holCH and tho Journey was
nas been visiting hor daughter, Mrs. maJo from Bristol by railroad. Tho
lames Farwell. distance tho cat hod to travel to re
Messrs. Harry McClelian of St. Alnuns, gain her olil homo was about
fohn Walsh of Pennington ana t.imuei mnePi mlt sno probably traveled per
Irfivarne of Granville, N. i.. brothers hap r)0 or maj,nn jqo miles, judging
n-law of tlio lato Mrs. Jesse Boulla, who fron, tho 1me tnkon to complete th?
were hero to attend her funeral Monday, journey. Tho cat In order to reach
lavo returned to their rcj-necuvo norara. nor nomo W01lH have to crosB otts
-The fair given by tno mmes oi nv. Cr(.ek nn(5 Havcraj Brnailcr streams
Uary's Catholic parish opened at the flnd ,n BParL.nnK for p,co to CTOaB
New York, Oct 13. Tho fate of Pollco
Lieutenant Charles Becker, on trial tho
past two weeks for tho murder of tho
gambler, Herman Rosenthal, will rest
with the jury to-morrow. Counsel for
both sides comploted to-day their ap
peals to the Jury and all that remained to
close the caso when adjournment was
taken to-night was Justice Goff'n charge
to tho Jury, which he will deliver to
Becker hat throughout the day with al
most Immobile countenance. Ho heard
himself characterized by John F. Mcln
tyro, his chief counsel, as tho victim of a
conspiracy plot led by by Jack Rose, "tho
hell of the assassins," and by Assistant
District Attorney Moss as "the brains
behind tho gunmen, with a tremendous
motive for murder." What emotions ho
may have felt were mnsked by perfect
control of his features.
The defense centered its attack on th
State's case almost wholly on Rose'
testimony which Mr. Mclntyre denounced
fis unworthy of belief because "Jack
Rose testified to save himself from the
Mr. Moss warmly resented the lmpll
cation that Mr. Whitman had any other
motive than duty for seeking the con
vlctlon of Becker and denouncod "the
vtlllflcatlon of counsel for the defense'
as revealing the "desperate straits to
which he has come." Mr. Moss accused
Mr. Mclntyre of misrepresenting tho
evidence to the Jury, Impelling Becker':
attorney to Jump to his feet nnd shake
his flut In the face of his opponent as ho
uttered an Indignant denial.
The lawyers spent four hours each in
summing up the evidence.
WHY DID HE GIST AFFIDAVIT?
"II Becker did not have a motive, for
the murder why did ho want to ge
an affidavit from Roe two days utter
Rosenthal was dead?" Mr. Moss asked,
"Tho truth Is Becker did not know how
things would go. He saw the possiblllty
that Rose might be a witness against
him and he got an affidavit from Roso
to tllenco him. He got Roso to swear his
own life away, so that ho couldn't
testify against him In this case."
Sam Solicpps, Mr. Moss conceded, was
an accessory after the fact, but had
come forward to testify because Becker
had thrown "his pal, Rose, to tho dogs,"
"Why," asked tho prosecutor, "if
Becker had no Interest in the murder did
he visit tho police stntlon where Rosen
thal's body was lying? Becker was off
duty. What reason did he havo to go
.Mr. Moss declared that the defense had
dwelt throughout the trial upon an
alleged conspiracy to murder Rosenthal,
founded on tho hatred of the under
world" as Its explanation for tho mur
der, but had not Introduced a shreil nf
proof that any such conspiracy had
xlstert. Mr. Mclntyre had oxnmlned
Rose, Webber and Vallon as to conversa
tions with various persons concerning thl
alleged plot, but had failed to produce
these persons as witnesses, Mr. Moss
Answering Mr. Molntyre's declaration
that the four gunmen, might go free
even If Becker were convicted, Mr. Moss
said, "Have no fear that you will ever
meet these four men on Broadway. Wo
have not disclosed our entire case against
them yet, and you needn't be afraid of
meeting Roee, Webber and Vallon there,
either, after this trial la ovor. 'Their
friends,' the gunmen of tho underworld,
will take care nf that."
U. S. GRAND JURY MAY
REPORT THIS MORNING
Rutland, Oct. 23. Tho trial of the case
of Elijah J. Sowlea'of Manchester vs.
Norcross Bros, of Dorset, in which suit
s brought to recover damages for In
juries received through a falling derrick,
ngaln occupied both sessions of tho
United States district court hero to-day.
The grnnd Jury Is expected to report
to-morrow morning nnd the petit Jurors
will probably get tho Sowlcs case ln tho
The jurors not on the caso on trial
to-day were excused until next Tuesday
afternoon at two o'clock when tho case
of I. N. Chaso of Brandon and Arthur
A. Bceman of Norwich, Conn., vs. Fannlo
D. Erhardt of Boston will be tried. This
case is based on an alleged false warran
ty Involving a cow.
Members of the House Are Unus
ually Blow in Presenting
FEARS GONJESTION OF WORK
Adequate Room for Committees
May Be Opposed by Those
Who Would Have Capi
RESCUE OP CREW AFTER
THRILLING 12-HOUR FIGHT
Atlantic City. N. J., Oct. 23. Federal
crews from four different stations late
to-day saved tho crew of M from tho
Italian back Caterlna, bound from
Montevideo for New York with a cargo
of bone. The rescue was accomplished
by use of the breeches buoy after a
thrilling 12-hour battle that started at
daybreak this morning. A terrific galo
and high seas made tho work extremely
FIVE DIE FIGHTING FIRE
IN A POWDER MAGAZINE
North Bay, Ont., Oct. 23. Five men
were Instantly killed, a woman fatally In
jured and threo other persons seriously
hurt to-day when u magazine containing
100 tons of powder exploded during a lire
In the Knerglte fai.tt.ry nt Haileybury.
Tho building w iilown to pieces and the
property loss amounted to thousands of
dollars. Scores of giil employes were
warned in time to escape although many
of them wero slightly hurt by debris.
Tho dead :uo: II. Long, superintendent;
Thomas Poppleton, Wm. McLaughlin nnd
Fred nrlcson, all survived by families,
and Robert Young, was was unmarried.
Mrs. Fred Ilrlscon, was struck by a
piece of flying metal and will die.
The fire started In tho grinding de
partment of tho powder room. Superin
tendent Long and the others who were
killed remained In the burning building
to fight the flames after thoy had warn-
others to leave.
Montpeller, Oct. 23. Hedgehogs still
occupied the attention of some legisla
tors to-day. Mr. Pollard Introduced a bill
nt the morning session of the Senate
providing for n reduction of tho bounty
to 20 cents. In the House Mr. Cook of
Lyndon at .he morning session moved a
leconslderntlon of yesterday's vote re
fusing a. third reading to the bill repeal
lng the bounty law, but the motion fall
ed. In the afternoon Mr. Gage of Weath-
ersfleld offered a bill reducing the bounty
to 15 cents.
Speaker I'lunilcy this afternoon called
attention to House rulo 41 which pro
vides that' no bill shall bo Introduced
after tho first Tuesday of November ex
cept by unanimous consent. Members
have been unusually slow In presenting
their bills. There are many new mem
bers In the House who seem not to un
derstand that they can have their bills
put In proper form by the commloteo
on revision and are waiting for lulvlco
and Information before attempting to put
thrlr bills on paper.
If bills are ln the hands of tho re
vision committee before the date of ex
piration of tho rulo, they aro considered
to have been Introduced nnd unanimous
consent is not required for their presen
tation to either House. The committees
of both Houses are working well on the
measures that have come before thm,
but the number of bills in either house
is much smaller than Is usual at this
time. An unusually large number of bills
Is expected, but unless these make their
appearance within a short time thero
will be nn accumulation and congestion
of work that will impede the efforts of
the best lntentiontd members.
LACK OF ROOM HAMPERS WORK.
Every day shows Increasingly the im
mediate necessity for moro room for the
transaction of State business. Not only
Is It dilticult to find stilllclent committee
hall Tuesday evening With bright
. ., rru,...,. u (, lari.ii nttonilancn
?i unjj.--in. ni'i" istrong
jno tne special ieaiures were tmn
xcellently. The Mlddlcbury orchestra of
six nieces is furnishing music Mrs. A
E. Warden of Rutland Is visiting In town
" ;, onii win
nay evening mi " i. i T ... ,
enthusiasm. Mr. and Mrs. Charles R.
Warden of Rutland Is visiting In town
r few duys-Tho Progressive club a'ore' .VT'
,M a well-uttended meeting at their "j ' V U
... . im.tell block Tues- William Hay. Tho (liigi
made tho dlstanco much longer. Mrs,
to whom tnb cat returned
will never glvo the cat away again as
she has earned tho right to Tier horn 3,
Mrs. John Douglass and sister, Mrs
sday to Al
meet with Mrs. Burton
Larrow Tuesday, October 29. Miss
. ..l.ltl.w. In llntlnnrl. an flrn l SlIonillllB lire wconn
I'..""!; " - wr. -t ..iKf,r.v.Geore Wth her aunt. Mrs. David Roberts of
nrousseau has gono to Pittstteld. Mat... J-"- "
!or nn extonded stay.-Among vLltom K" "4 i ?.....,
Hero from out of town are: J. K. Harmon UnK his parents, Mr. and Mrs. K W
..t iin.iwrnn. T i Hlnk of Boiton. Graves. MIhh Laura Roburds Is visit-
UMiiinm it rtmver nf Schenectady. N. Y.. ing ner unc.e, Jiimm jvingsiuim oi
tinorVr. wiiaon nf Fall River. MUM.. crrlsburg,
Mln.'Ome Amerlv of Troy. N. Y.. and The condition of Mrs. Juba Daniels Is
Homer J. Thnmas and John T. Burleigh somewhat Imjiroved.-Mbis Josslo Collin
if Willlamin,n Mfln.-A heavv rain returned to jrernanurg tiaiuruay aim
itorm occurred Tiiesdav. tho first for Visiting, Miss MarJ&rto Lec-Tho condl
ome time, and It put an effectual stop to Hon of Mrs. Frank Warner continues to
uu oiunine wurn on tno many uuiiuiuhi mhhu.
iperatlons going forward In town. Mr, I The As You Llko It club held Us first
nnd Mrs. A L. Reese of Urnnklvn. N. Y I meeting of the reason 'l uesiiay evening
ro in town'-Dr. W .1. wwin has re-
Uir4 trp0 tusNaw Yerk Tort Gr4ulJ ,CoUutt4 nn P
Of New York's rr,50O,iW,00O of assessed
real estate, It Is estimated two-thirds is
Freight rates on trans-Atlantic liners
Ullng fiom Boston havo advanced to
the highest point In 15 years.
The New York Herald's weekly review
of the presidential outlook says Wilson
Is lending ln 26 States, Roosevelt In five,
Taft In two.
Governor Foss has written President
Taft nprovlng of the farm loan bank
Idea and agreeing to co-operate in push
Ing the idea ln Massachusetts.
NO CASH WITHOUT INFORMKRS,
For the character of his witnesses, Mr.
Mass offered no apology. He declared,
however, that If tho district attorney had
not accepted tho testimony of tho four
Informers, Rose, Webber, Vallon and
hcnepps, nil io men connected with the
case would not be at large.
Frederick Hawley, tho now.spapcr
porter put on by tho defense to prove an
alibi for Becker In connection with his
alleged meeting with Hosu iiul Webber
tho morning of tho murder, was declared
by Mr. Moss to havo been really a wll.
ness for tho Statu.
"He testified that he telephoned Beck
ei," said Mr. Moss, "and told him of the
murder. Jack Roso testified that when
ho telephoned Becker, Becker had told
him that he heard of the murder from a
Mr. Moss donounced the defense for
criticising ham Schepps as a murderer.
"Schepps never premeditated the killing
of Herman Rosenthul," he said, "bu
after It was done and ho learned about
tlie minder, ho committed the crlmn of
hiding. He whs an accessory nfter th
fact, which Is a Beparato crime from mur
der mid not punishable In the same lie
"Roso wroto to Hchepps, his pal, nnd
suld 'The electric chair stares us in the
face. The only one to get out from undo
was Becker. He deserted me like n ditty
"How did Becker get out from under
I will tell you. lie got Rose to swear hi
life awuy. He got him to make an
uffld;vlt clearing him (Becker) of uny
motive for killing Rosenthal and fixed It
so Rose couldn't testify against him. Then
Reciter turned down message after
message from Hose, and Roso saw that
HecKer hod deserted him and that ho
and not Becker, was facing the olectrl
cluUr. That's why hn wroto Ut Ham
aattu-tBsa g imo &ul pu.
NEWS TOLD IN BRIEF.
Iyong Branch, N. J., has seven resl-
ents whoso ages aggregate 051 years.
Within tho past four years Kansas has
ost fl'.ono horses and gained K!,(r1 motor
chicles nnd 1,700 traction engines.
Frederick K. Burnham, New York
mllllonalro sportsman who was divorced
by Lillian Nordlca, and subsequently di
vorced by two othor wives, is married
gain, according to advices received In
New York from Alaska, whero Rurnham
Is hunting. The namo of the latest wife
s not given.
To move this year's "bumper" crop tho
New York Times estimates SM.fiOi) extra
hands aro engnged in addition to l.UW,
0t) regular farm laborers. lCxtra hands
recelvo $10,Ou0,0W for their brief term of
enlistment. In the great grain States o
ttic West, farm operators, men who own
or rent grain land and help in gathering
tho harvest, number moro thun 2,2tn,000,
bringing tho harvest army ti to 1,230,000
AVIATOR FALLS 200 FEET.
l,ut Control of Machine while Trying
a Spiral (Slide.
Montgomery. Aln.. Oct. 23. Aviator
Louis Mitchell fell 200 feet heio this aft
ernoon and was killed. Mitchell lost con
trol of his machine while trying a bplrnl
Mitchell had Been 111 the air before
6,000 spectators for over an hour and
shortly before flvo o'clock began his
descent nt a height of flOO feot, lost con
trol, and at 200 feet the blplano seemed
to go to pieces. The aviator was pinned
under the nioror nnd was dead when
mireoiiH reached him.
Kugeiio Ileth of Detroit. Mitchell's part
ncr. was flying directly over Mitchell
Ileth said to-night that after Mitchell lost
control of his machine the planes tilted
to tho perpendicular so that he could
seo to tho ground between them.
Mitchell's uouy win no lancn to-morrow
'oom, but the state olllcers themselves
re crowded for accommodations. -Mr.
Ilatchelder of Bennington introduced a
joint resolution this morning, which has
been adopted by both houses, providing
for a special committee of two senators
ml three representatives to investigate
the need for moro room and report to this
There nil! be some opposition to any
move for making an addition to tho
State House or the erection of another
building for office purposes. Some officials
bold that the more uncomfortable condl-
Inns are made here the more likely It
will become that tho sent of government
will be removed from Montpeller. Still
others believe that It would be unwise to
make any expensive additions to the pres
nt accommodation.1, for tho legislature
and State officers because sooner or Inter
tho capital will bo located In some other
city and tho State will then havo to for
felt nil the propurty It may hold hero.
The plain fact remains, however, that
more room is serioiii-ly needed and the
State's business suffer from the Insufll
cleut accommodations provided. Attempts
havo been made for a hundred years to
havo tho location of the capital changed
but without success, and even If such a
change wero to be made It would probably
be six years before buildings for the ac
commodation of tho legislature could bo
located anywhere else, and the business
of the State is growing to such an ex
tent that If the State does not erect new
bulldlngH It will have to lease one or
more buildings here.
STRICT KLUCTION LAW.
In the opinion of some members of the
Legislature H. 71, for the purification of
elections, which was introduced this
morning by Mr. Cook of Lyndon, Is ono
of thoso good measures which lose their
force because it Is next to impossible, If
not quite beyond human power, to do
anything nnd not break some of their re
quirements. This bill alms to extend our
present caucus law so as to cover elec
tions nH well us contests for nomination.
It Is claimed that under our present cau
cus law no person can hire a hull, glvo
another a cigar, or bring n man to tho
voting place In a hired carriage to help
toward his own or another's nomination
without liiylng himself open to a tlno of
not moro than Jtoo. If H. 71 should be
come a law, none of these things could be
legally done In an election light. All ad
vertlslng, cmvat-slng and other means
of letting the public know who U up for
office would bo banned under penalty of
a heavy line.
Tho Joint committee on temperance had
r. hairing this afternoon on two bills be
fore it. Senate bill No. IS, a State option
measure, nnd S, 33, a bill providing nd
dltlonal druggists' licenses, It had been
antlcinated that a good deal would be
said before the committee In behalf of
tho bill for a State wldo vote each year,
as to whether liquor should be sold within
our borders or ItH tale forbidden, but only
one person appeared In it behalf. It Is
wild to bo disapproved among temperance
advocates for fear the bill might some
tlmo result In State wide license.
HOWLnVB INDUSTRIAL BU.I
Thero Is not much talk of temperanci
legislation this year, although some men
tion is made of possible measures to
prevent the liquor traffic from becoming
wedded to nolltics. A nuasuro making
tho norson engaged In the liquor traffic
Ineligible to any State or locul office Is
all tho provisions of tho bill introduced
In the Senate by Judgo Mower and goes
romewhat further. Both Burlington leg
islators are ln accord as regards tho gen
eral end to bo sought, but Mr. llowley
has in mind further restrictions upon
employers of labor and believes It will
do no harm to ask for them.
Both hills aim at a limitation of the
hours of labor of women and ehlldrpn
to not more than 54 each week. The bill
whloh Mr. llowley has fathered extends
the operation of the law ho as to apply
to mercantile establishments nnd not
merely to factories as ln the Mower bill,
and further than that contains restric
tions guarding against women laborer
being forced to stand unnecessarily.
Another bill of benefit to tho working
man in process of preparation Is ono
providing for factory Inspection.
Mr. llowley has handed In to the re
vision committee a bill appropriating
$1,500 annually to the Vermont Fireman's
association. The association was or,
ganlzed moro than 20 years ago and hnn
done good work ln keeping the firemen
of the different towns and cities inform
ed as to advanced methods of flto-fight
STATUS OF PUBLIC LANDS.
The status of tho lands reserved In
town charters for various public
rights, such as support of colleges.
support of grammar schools, for tha
first settled mlnrster and support of
tho gospel, has ln many cases boconv;
a deep nnd dark mystery. These lands
havo been divide! and subdivided to
such an extent that it is often difficult
to trace them by reference to tho or
iginal grants, they have passed Into
hands of persons far removed from tio
original grantees, thoy have been di
verted from their original purposes
and tho yearly rental bears no truo
relation to their rental value to-day.
A Joint resolution introduced by Mr
Roy of Caledonia and adoptol by the
Senate this afternoon calls on the
committee on education to mako an
Investigation in regard to these lands
and mako a report to the legislature.
It Is doubtful It any comprchensrve
and satisfactory Investigation can b?
mndo within tho tlmo that will ba oc
cupied by tnls session of the Lcglsla
ture. but the subject Is, In the oplnim
of lawyers who havo occasionally had
attention calle! to this matter, well
worth Investigation, that tho status
of these lands and their hollers may
Thero appears to be a widespread
and general intere.it ln the proposals
to substitute electrocution for hang
ing, nnd many letters are b.iliii" re
ceived by members from nil parts of
the State concerning tho throe meas
ures Introduced In the Senate relating'
to that matter. There will be a public
hearing at the State House next Tues
day evening on all these measures anl
It Is expected that there will be a
large attendance and some earnest
LAKE CIIAMPLAIN 3EIN1NO.
The question of seining in Lake Cham
plain is one that interests people living
along the lake shore and people who
visit the lake for purposes of sport, and
the joint committee on game and fisheries
will give all thOFO Interesteil an op
portunlty to be lieaid at a public hear
Ing next Tuesday afternoon.
Tho trustee process matter Is still in
a precarious condition In the House. The
Senate bill has been recommitted to the
committee with proposals of amendment
and a bill has been introduced by Mr.
O'Brien of South Burlington providing
that when judgment has been obtained
against a debtor 10 per cent, of the
amount due htm shnll be deducted until
tho Judgment Is satlslied. and If there Is
more than one Judgment the 1" per cent
deduction shall be apportioned between
An effort is being made to ascertain
how many survivors of the battle of
Oettysburg nre living in Vermont nnd nn
open letter has been addressed to the
members of the Legislature asking them
to furnish any Information ln that re
spect they may have. It Is expected that
some effort will be made later to have the
State make nn appropriation for a
memorial on tho Gettysburg battlefield,
to which other States are contributing.
Tho Hon Kdwtn J. Sherman of Roston,
who presided nt the famous Tucker mur-
er trial, with Mrs. Shermnn, was an
Interested observer of events at the btate
TO ROUT TURKEY
Their Victories, However, Havt
Been Purchased at Heavy
GREAT BATTLE IN PROGRESS
Bulgarians Gradually Closing Ii
on Adrianople Servians Are
the Virtual Masters of
.n his homo at Camden, Ark., for burial
Mrs. Mitchell, who was among the sp,-Jnot unlikely to bo Introduced.
tatore. did noi seo nor uusDunci fall,
vmir nrcmerty good nouirli in nH.
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Among the bills In tho hands ot tno
revision rommltteo is one handed In by
Thomas U llowley, representative from
HurUngtQPt which oiuUxlica traaicaJly
OFFICIAL RECORD OF DAY
The Senate was called to order by the
lleutenant-eovernor and devotional ex-
erclBos wero conducted by the chaplain
SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR.
Joint resolution relntlng to securing
data In regard to taxation.
H. 3S. liy Mr. Babbitt, providing for
recovery of taxes paid under protest In
disputed Jurisdictions. (When jurisdiction
over property Is claimed by moro than
ono town, a person may pay the tax
under protest, and if it shall bo deter
mined tint such property was unlawfully
taxed, the person may recover the same
from the town to which tho tax was
paid.) To committee on grand list.
S. S;i. By Mr. Laird i elating to the lie
fense of contributory negligence. (If tho
defendant claims negligence, he shall so
plead and tho burden of proof shall be
on tho dofendant.) To committee on Stnte
and industrial Interests.
S. to. By Mr. Henry, amending Sec,
toot! relating to tho revocation or suspen
slon of operators' licenses. (Secretary of
state mny revoko after duo hearing for
any causo he may deem sufficient and
may In his discretion suspend tho Ilccnso
of an operator or chauffeur without hear
lng. May appoint competent persons t
net ns Investigators and examiners.) To
committee on highways and bridges.
S. 11. By Mr Pollard, amending act
relating to bounty on hedgehogs. (Re
duces bounty to 20 cents.) To conimltteo
THIRD READING ORDERED.
S. 25. Relating to powers of pro
bate court In respect to mortgages and
S. 20. Establishing nnd denning
the duties of board of commissioners
for promotion of uniformity of logls
latlon, (With uinendine.it-)
H. 24. Amending' statute relating I
settlement of accounts by town otll
cors. (With amendment.)
JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTED.
By Mr. Batchelder, provlllng for a
CuUtUlUs4 OS JIHK 'itk
London, Oct. 23. The news from Uu
seat ot war to-night tells of continued,
successes of the allies. The Servians hav
captured Novlpazar and are the virtual
masters of Kumanova. Tho victories,
however, have been purchased at heavy
The situation ln Thrace Is becoming
clearer. A great battle It being fought
over a wide sml-rrcular front beforo
Adrianople, upon which town the EJut
garlans are gradually closing In. On tho
east they havo occupied Vasillka and
Tlrnovo nnd are continuing their advanc.i
On tho west tho Bulgarians, according
to official Sofia reports, have reached th.i
Arda river close to Adrianople, which li
being vigorously bombarded. Already thl
two forts have fallen.
Of tho army center, operating In th
direction of Krrl:-KllH"Ph t'.iere v.-a '
no news to-day and evidently that
fortress Is still holding out.
It Is significant that to-night's Con
stantlnoplo despatches, which sav
that a declslvo result Is expe-tcd to
morrow, have a less confident tone
than previous .lespatchjs from that
capital, whilo they nlmrt a "leav"
struggle, ln which both sides are
showing the utmost bravery.
Information concerning the Montu
negrln progress is meagre, but th
Turkish authorities claim that Scutari
has been reinforced and Is safe.
Tho next news of the Greek cam
palgn should bo an Important battl
arounl the town of Servla, to which
placo the Turks havo retrcate'l and
have reinforced from the north.
HEAVY FIGHTING ALL DAY.
Constantinople. Oct. 23. Heavy flsht.
Inn- nnn.lnt.n oil A n v nlnnp the linn frnn
Adrianople to Klrk-Klllsseh, but a de
clslvo result Is not expected until to
morrow morning. Iloth sides are ills
playing the utmost bravery and deter
The press correspondents left here to
day by special train and are procciitin
to the front. The foreign military at
taches will leave for tho front Krldai
SERVIANS' LOSSES GRBAT
Belgrade, Oct. 23. The capture of
Noviparzar by General Jankovltch wan
preceded by threo days of desperate fight
ing, the Turks holding strong fortified
General Zsovkoviteh reports that tha
ervian losses ln tho capture of Prlstln-
wero extraordinarily large, but the Turk
ish losses wero still greater.
Some alarm Is felt hero lest the supply
t cartridges should run out. Tho fac
tory- at Makrlko is wormng nay ana
night but can only produce a quarter of
a million daily, quite insufficient for tha
GREEK VICTORY COMPLETE.
Athens, Oct, 21, (1:45 a. m.) The Greeks
have occtipled the town of Servla and
have also captured the bridge over tha
river Aliakmon (Indjo Karusa), thereby
cutting off the retreat of the Turks.
The Greek victory w-as complete. Th
Greeks captured 22 guns, made many
prisoners nnd scattered the Tuxktstj
General Danglls sent a message saying:
The Turks have lost heavily. We hava
made a number of prisoners, Including;
Two battalions of Greek Exzons under
Lieut. -Colonel Constantopoulo attacked
two battalions of Turks near VlakhlN
vadho, dispersing them.
WILL UNSEAT KELLUM.
LnrMlatlte Committee Ilcclur A
Hull Should Represent Guildhall.
Montpeller, Oct. 23. Tho House com
mittee on elections hn.s decided to rec
ommend that Walter L. Ball bo given hla
seat as representative from Guildhall In
nlace of Daniel R. Kellum. tho returned
member. The contest hinged on five bal
lots thrown out as defective, which. If
counted for Mr. Ball, would havo sufflceil
to elect him on the first ballot, liio com
mittee sent for tho ballots and decided
that tho Intent of the voters was plainly
to cast them for Mr. Ball.
ESSEX COUNTY COURT.
Hcce Taken until Mnnrtn Mior.
Term I l.'orccnti'd.
Guildhall, Oct. 23. Es'cx county coup
convened hero yesterday morning at toi
o'clock with tho Hon. Wlllard W Mlloi
of Barton presiding and tho Hon. Kyli
T. Brown and tho Hon. C I! McGlnnl.
as assistant judges. Tho calling of tin
docket disclosed tho fact that this term'l
work would bo short, ono ctvll caso beliu
sot for trial by Jury. Tho court charged
tho petit Jury at 2:00 p. m. and excused
tho members until next Monday at th
samo hour, at which tlmo It Is posslbU
that somo criminal work will b takes.
A youth by the name of Henry Short
who has been In jail at Guildhall foi
sonio time charged with stealing, clothei
from a clothes lino, was dlsermr5jbj
the court after receiving some gool
advice. The divorce caso of Ida Mi
Archlllls vs. Emery It. Archlllls wa
heard and a bill granted tho petitioned
on the grounds ot desertion, In tho di
vorce caso of Isola Ci. liolden vs. ArcbJ