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BURLINGTON, VT., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, J012.
NUMBER 17, VOL. LXXXVII. iMJW SttitmS VUU JLilA. HAPPENINGS VERMONT r,ocal Items of Interest Prom All Parts of the Green Moun tain State. THE NEWS BY COUNTIES Pchoo of Medicine, where ho has been engaged In special study. VERGENNES. 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 Morning. 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 motive? '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. ADDISON COUNTY 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 morrow morning. 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 electric chair." 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 there?" .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 declured. 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 morning. 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. SPEAKER HIB5& UP LtlilW Members of the House Are Unus ually Blow in Presenting Their Bills. FEARS GONJESTION OF WORK Adequate Room for Committees May Be Opposed by Those Who Would Have Capi tal Changed. 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 dangerous. 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 for he! " ;, 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 sister, Mrs g cemetery 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 mortgaged. 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 newspaper man." 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 gree." "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 dog.' "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 men. 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 glide. 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 Legislature. 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 Ing. 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 be Improved. 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 oratory. 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 them. 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 House to-day. ALLIES CONTINUE TO ROUT TURKEY Their Victories, However, Havt Been Purchased at Heavy Sacrifices. GREAT BATTLE IN PROGRESS Bulgarians Gradually Closing Ii on Adrianople Servians Are the Virtual Masters of Kumanova. .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. ' - - - . - - - 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 SENATE MORNING. 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. RILLS INTRODUCED. 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 on appropriations. THIRD READING ORDERED. S. 25. Relating to powers of pro bate court In respect to mortgages and lenses. 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 sacrifices. 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 southward. 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 mlnatlon. 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 osltlons. 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 troops engaged. 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 army. General Danglls sent a message saying: The Turks have lost heavily. We hava made a number of prisoners, Including; the lieutenant-colonel." 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. up. 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