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Favor Holding of Republican
Convention in Fall to Change
Selection of Delegates.
Representation Should Be in Pro
portion to the Republican
Vote and Chosen Any
Way States Wish.
Washington, Feb. 1!). The piospect of
holding a republican convention next tall
tn revise the rules governing the selection
of national deb-gates, ami to change, the
bisls of southern representation at rrgu
lar rcpulilkan conventions, wns stiongth
curd to-day through expressions favoring
the proposed national gathering by Sen
ator Root of New York and Senator
Crinr of M issacliusctls.
Pi matnl for a republican convention
; is ie n based on the desire to make
f h .bances that States will have the
n, .rtanllv to select their delegates
toro-igh primaries or otherwise and to
c .t down tho number of delegates from
ates having a light republican vote.
Im am in favor of holding a cpuhllcan
r invention at pome convenient time next
fat1 or winter," said Senator Itnot. who
was rualrm.in of the Chicago convention
last .Tune "for the purpose of doing two
t iingp'
First To make representations In na
tion ,il conventions proportional to the ic
publican vote, that Is correcting the dis
proportion In what Is spoken of as the
(on t hern n presentation.
Second To permit the republicans of
en h State to elect delegate to national
conventions In their own wav so that the
i holec in each State will be regulated ac
cording to the laws of the State,
"In ord r that these changes shall
lie effective' In n convention to nom
inate a president, thoy must be made
before that convention, and that can
be done only by a special convention.
The national committee Is still bound
bv the old rules which were adopted
by the convention of 1SS0. They will
lio.e to call the next convention just
ns they did the last one, under the.su
riles unless, a special convention is
railed to make the changes which our
tnlnly ought to be mado."
Senator Crane also endoised the
convention plan, "f am In favor of
lioldlng ii republican national conven
tion for the purpose of changing tho
basis of representation In proportion
to the republican vote and also to
amend the rules for tho election of
delegates, In such manner as may bo
deemed wise," said Senator Crane.
" History has shown that a rhunge In
the basis of representation Is not
likely to be made at n nominating
convention and this emphasizes the
necessity of a special convention."
No deflnlto steps have yet benn taken
toward Issuing a call for the conven
tion. Expressions by members of
various factions of the party Indicate
that efforts will be made to bring re
publicans from all States together
within the present year for tho revl
plon plans.
Moderator of .Vntlonal Council of Con
icreciitlemnl fhurchcH rresent.
Rutland, Feb. 19. Tho Rev. Arthur H.
Bradford, former assistant pastor of the
South Congregational Church at Sprlns
lield, Mass., who clime here January 1 to
tnko tho pastorate of the Klrst Congrega
tional "'h' rii, was ordained to-night be
fore . lout VD persons. He was examined
In the ill' moon bv a council consisting
eif the clergyman and lay delegate fiom
verv Congregational Church in this
There was special interest in the een-
ing service because of the visit of the
IUV Di Nehcmlnli lioynton of lirook
l)n, N- Y, moderator of the national
council of Congregational Churches. lie
gave tho charge to the pastor and to tho
people. The Installation sermon wns
preached by the Rev. Dr. Phillip S.
Jloxem of Springfield, Mass., at whose
ordination the Rov. Amory H. Tlradford,
father of the Rutland clergyman, preach
e il the sermon. The Installation prayer
was given by the Rev. Robert Seneca
Smith of Poiighkeepsie, N. V and tho
Rev. R. II Hall of Fair Haven extended
the right hand of fellowship. Mr. Smith
was a classmate of Mr. Rradford at Yale
I'nlverslty. Tho Rev. John M. Thomas,
prosldcnt of Mlddlebury College, offered
l ho invocation.
Mnntptller, Feb. 111. The following letter
wns received this morning from President
tlect Woenlrow Wilson, in reply to a re-
ent telerrnm sent him by Roproscnfitive
i . Ix Vt .itson. president of the Demo,
rath Legislative e'liib, ottering him con
jratulatlons for his election.
"State of Now Jersey,
"Executive Department,
"Feb. 17, 1UU
"My Dear Mr. Watson;
"Tho message so graciously sent to mti
by you on behalf ot the Democratic cluft
at tho Vermont Legislature guvo mo a
.ivat ileal of pleasure), and J hope' that
It will i possible for you to annoy
fee those concerned my very deep uppro
e i.'itlon unci a warm expression of ple asure
tho me' -'.use L,ave inc.
'Corillallv nnd sincerely yours,
' Honorable Charles D. W'ntmn, Mont
pelier, Vermont."
Itecmne Pa ila Postral accidentally
Hilllfil sand on Pnszuale Vetrltott of Proc
tor nn argument arose el tins which the
former hit VcBltott on tho hack of tho
J ml with ii shovel Vrxltott "came bneV"
ifclLu iv iiuicc of uiurWo.
Mill and Several Million Feet of Lumber Belong
ing to Shepard & Morse Company Destroy
ed 125 Men Thrown Out of Work.
The most dlsastrou.- flro which
visited Hurllngtnn since 1KM was
covered vesterday morning in the plant
of the Shepard it Morse Lumber company
and before It was under control had
caused damage estimated to bo tn thn
neighborhood of JtOO.000. An acre of land
was burned over. Including the main
mill of the plant and a shed t.hlch housed
nearly S,f)i,OW feet of the highest priced
lumber which the concern handles. In
addition .o the destruction of the mill and
shed, a large amount of lumber was de
stroyed In the yard, and, although the
lire was brought iinrr control In the
afternoon. It will probably be to-night
before the fire Is completely extinguished.
The question as to whether or not the
firm will rebuild remains unsettled. They
do not own the lnnd or the buildings, and
Treasurer Thomas II. Shepard of Boston,
who happened to be In the city yesterday,
was unable to make any statement. One
hundred and twenty-live men were em
ployed In the plant and they will
necessarily he thrown out of work by the
The origin of the lire Is supposed by all
connectel with the shops to be In the
drying shed. Shortly before the big lire
was discovered, .Ted Gadti", who was In
the mill near the drying shed, found a
small tire and quenched It with palls of
water. He afterwards looked about but
could see no further signs of Are. He had
hardly turned his bark when, with n
noise resembling an explosion, the flames
leaped out in all dlicctlons. They spread
to the main mil and to the large shed
which connects with the drying shed, and
by the time an alarm was sent In from
the company's private box, number seven,
the smoke was pouring In a dense cloud
straight up Into the air. The day favored
tho firemen and not a breath of wind was
stirring when the companies arrived on
the scene.
The buildings with tile e-ceptltm of tho
house covering the engine and boilers,
were of wood, and added to the. difficulty
of putting out the fire. Flames shot out
In nil directions and the 1.", lines of hose
which were quickly strung were In
adequate! to coin- with the situation As
soon as the magnitude of the fire was
realized, help was .-eked for from
Wlnooski and it was not long before tho
Harvard Medical Man Says 52,000 ,
Are Turned to Drink and
Drug Habit.
Cambridge, Mass., Feb. IS.. More than
3e0 cases of poisoning In one form or an
other is the estimate of the yearly toll to
patent medicines according to Dr. David
L. Edsall of the' Harvard meelleal school.
He estimates that the use of the'se med
icines has turned .Vj.riem people to the
drink or drug habit, while lT.Oml people
have died from the use of patented
"There' is enough pulson." Dr. ICda.ill
says, "In a so-called drug cure' to kill
a person who Is not addicted to the habit.
A man writes to a doctor or firm which
advertiser a sure cure for the1 drug habit
nnel telN them he uses live grains .if
mbiphlni' a elav. In the cure' he reecivs
- i etui n mall there- Is generally lo lie
feiund I went v groins of the same ilrug
lint one- eif the most pitiful and elrenl
tin re.-ults Is the actual di-iuavitv which
the si' medicines, through tin- alcohol
which they contain, sometime proline e.
The givnt majority of the' pate nt inedl
e lnes depe'nd on alcohol fur a stimulant
and H Is through this stimulant, which
makes the patients feed much better, that
thev fool tin- use-is Into thinking the v aie
petting results ami develop them into
elope bends or hopeless drunkards.
"There Is the further danger of poison
ing to lie eneeiuntered, especially In the
case of Infants, who are given sleeping
powders, soothing syrups and pain killers
and other prepatatlons which contain In
gredients extremely poisonous to the sys
tem. Many, many Infants have been
killed In this way."
The so-cnlled consumption, cancer deaf
ness and blindness cures wero nil roundly
denounced bv Dr. Edsall and he failed It
a piiiiiu met mat me meaicinei eeon-in
take advantage of these dread diseases
which they know they cannot cure"
Washington. Feb. lie. The House to-elii
refused by a vote of 213 to ill, to pass
.he D....nghan,nurne,t immigration b...
over th" President's veto. Five votes
changed from the negative to tho affirma
tive would hnvo flve'ii tho two-thltds
necessary to override the veto
Iclal.s many nf thn leading men of Hur-
UU A II.HO irOLSTiSIN HULL. Umtton. The I'ompany succide.l Shepard.
Rutland, Feb 19,-John II. Mead & Son I,ftvls l-h In turn followed
of West Rutland have bought a nine I-awrence Uaiues .t Co. In 1S6S When
months old HolMeln bull In Pennsylvania H "nl',r 'e management of n. II.
fur which they paid Il.tViO. His mother Mirtn and W. A. Crumble the company
was tho famous Inko Princess Mutual occupied about l,0oo feet of lake frontage
DoKola, with a record nf lir. pounds of and shlppe-d In the nelghbothood eif U'o.
milk in a day and of 33 1-1 pounds of but- W" feet of lumber annuiillv Three
tor In se ven elu).s. ! hundred men were employe-d at that lime.
' I but with (he decline of Iturllngtou as a
Reiiiilngton cou7ity
will hold a mentlnt!' on Saturday.
February 22, at Hennlngton. A chick
enplo supper will be given In Apollo
ball at olcht o'clock. flpakrs other
tnun local win b th Hon. Bolnbriago
Colby of New York. city. B. TV. Olb-
son of Rrattloboro, K. I Kelloy of
Salisbury and f II Thompson of
$100,000 FIRE
steamer with a thousand feet of hoso was
on hand. This with tho UurlliiKton de
pnrtment made a total ot about 11,000 feet
of hose and 22 streams, which were kept
constantly at work during tho day.
The sprinkler system, with which the
company's property was equipped, did
much good in preventing a sproad of the
fire, but water did not seem to have much
effect on the piles of dry lumber. Holes
wcro cut through the roof of tho burning
structures and the floods of water passed
off from the lumber without any apparent
result except to change the thick smoke
Into steam. One after another roofs fell
In, and In one c.aso eight men got to the
ground barely in time to escape serious
Tho fire was kept away from the east
shed, which shelters some of tho high
priced lumber similar to that kept In the
long shed, and for this purpose the sprink
lers were worked when the Hie In the
buildings was apparently out. To tho
west, however, the flames roped In plies
of lumber In spite of the efforts of tho
firemen, and at least 150 men were kept
at . i
onh "i
compa '
some i
tearing down the piles to
flames had communicated Not
ill firemen and employes of tho
,.rc keipt at this work, but
other lumber concerns sent
their ni. n t-. assist In the light. As a r
suit t'u iffoits made only n few pile"
were tut.ilh destroyed and tho progress
of the lire was effectively blocked at tho
lanes w hleh separated the plies
hen tin- lire first broke out lines ot
hose wcie run across the railroad tracks
aelaylh:; traffic from eight o clock in
the morning until nearly one o'clock in
the afternoon. The time was consideied
critleal and, although the Rutland Rail
road company's men dug trenches under
tho tracks for the hose. It was not deemed
advisable to shut the water off for the
tlmo necessary to make the shift. Each
hydrant was taking care of three lines,
and of couise In order to change one line
all three would necessailly be cut off.
The train leaving Burlington for the
south at S:lo was. made up at King street
and left from that point but tho north
bound milk train due at :30 did not cross
the line until U:U. and the same was true
of the south-bound flyer which teaches
Rurllngtoii at m. A freight was also
delayed several hours and all of these
trains passed at about the same time,
when it was considered that the tire was
vnder control.
Albans tendered aid and for
it was thought that some: of the
from that city would be neces
Lengths of hose were securoJ
hero and there, however, and enough
was found to take care of tho fire and
still leave a quantity upteiwn for the
protection of the rest of the city. The
work ot tho steam e ngines of this city
and inooskl was valuable In itself.
as wedl as In helping out the pressure
which was weakened by tho demand
made by in streams and the sprink
lers. Hofore the engines could be se'
to work holes were cut through about
ten Inches of Ice and all this took
time. The Wlnooskl department not
only furnished an engine but nisei
number of mem who rendered material
Little of tho insurance was carried
In Rurllngtoii agencies nn 1 most
the loss will be adjusted through Iios
ton firms. Powell , Marks have about
J.'o.oon und that is the sum total in
volveel, so far as local Insurance' men
go. Mr. Shepard dbl not know lost
oenlng Just how much tho property
was Insured for, but said that the' In
suranee was surely greater than tho
1 -. The onlv cause of won v tei him
wa- us to whether ,,r net enough In
H'irunep wns i nrrleel t,i bring th" nun
p.l'iv Within till' Ml per nnt. 1-iiiso
A i oiiHiilcr.'iMo amount eif the instir
nncp is carried with the Lumbermen'
.Neither Mr S'heparel nor Mr. Dale,
superlntendnt of the branch here,
could say anything last evening s to
tlv possibility of rebuilding. Mr.
Shopiinl leferred to thei fact that his
eotnpanv owne 1 neither the land nor
the buildings, all of which wero sold
to the Rutland Railroad company
about n year ngo. The company doe's,
however, own n pleco of land near tho
covo and, although the frontage) Is
not as large as that now ncciipleil, it
might be use-el for the- erection of a
.Shortly after one o'clock the firemen
and their helpers who wero thoroughly
ciuueii ny hours of work In the Ice cold
water were regaled with hot coffeo and
sandwiches. Hundreds ot sandwiches were
sent down from the local restaurants, and
large cans of coffee were qulckh mptled.
Stations were established at 'litre rent
places for the purpose of taking ,iw of
the men, and they we're much nppic i.itcd
HIM CiKV e.f ' '
.,.,,,,.., c. M,u. , ,,
, . ,. . ' ' ','
in...... .. ,,,..t.T .ii,i,, ,,if oj loe
principal lumber centers nf the United
States. The company was Incoipeirute-d
In ISTs and has Included among lis nffl-
lumber center the force has heen minced
to less than half of that nuinhi'i
Lust evenlne another fin- alarm was
snt In from box 41, at th corner of Rank
ana uuurcn strwts. Tn fir was in a
box of waatn In tho rear of n. C. 9mlth &
Co.'s utorc. A dash of clxmical finished
Uiu trouble and no el,mas beyond th
1 tnutrnm vttktvlut uut pav ftanltu''
Deposed President May Be Accom.
panicd by His Father Loy
al Aide as Guard.
Huerta and Diaz in Complete Ac
cord Great Difficulty
Getting News through
Censorship Is Lifted.
Mexico e It v. Feb. 1!). -Francisco I.
Madero, deposed from the presidency
esterd.is. will be exiled. Arrangements
have been made for his departure from
the capital for Vera Cruz to-night. From
there he will sail for some European
Madero will be accompanied by his wife
anil perhaps by his father and other
members of Ills family.
His loyal aide. dipt. Federlco Monies,
also will go, but In the capacity of a
guard. The- paity will proceed to Vera
Cruz under escort.
The execution of Gustavo Madero
brother if tho deposed president, was
the most tragic occurrence of to-day. He
wns subjected to the "fugitive law" and
was shot to death by his guaids.
I he- meiiibcis of the' cabinet and most
of the other prisoners were releasee! this
morning. Francisco MadTo, Jose- Plnei
Suarez, tho vlei'-pi isldeni, anil Fedeiico
fionzales C.iurn governor eif the federal
llstrict, were the only Important prisoners
Einesiei Maelcio, the former finance
mlnlstei. paid a lengthy islt this after
noon to '"ran' Isco.
Oeneral Iluertn, who has assumed the
post of governor-general, nnd General
Diaz had an extended ceinference, niter
which It was announced that they were
In complete accord. Later General Huerta
was In conference with the American
ambassador, Henry Lane Wilson.
group eif senators ellseusso 1 the
question of the presidency with Gen
ernl Huerta, who It Is unelerstood will
receive the' appolntmi'iit of provisional
president nt the hands of Congress, i
meeting of which body hivt been call
Alre.iely forced tc lace plots. I he ivw
ndmlnlsttatlon caused the arrest to-night
of e"i'-n Ftanclce'O Romero. Rome rei is
accusi el eif complicity with Francisco
Cosio llobe'lo In a new revolt. Tho plot
Involves o group ot rurabs.
Hen. VIetorlnno Huerta 'was elected
provisional president by Congiesf, nt
special severe'! session to-night.
In a state'inent made to-night tJi'iu-ral
Huerta says that two attempts wero
made against his life before the arrests,
anil In aitrlbutes both of the-m to the
Maileros The first attempt was made by
a sharpshooter, who tried to pick him
while In the palace. This Uenoral Huerta
laid r. I the eleior of the I'V-president.
MaileTo'x exile may be delayed in con
The- se' nnd attempt was made' :it the
banquet, which culminated in 'luttnvo
Maelero's ai rest. Hueita .ays that he- w.is
re peatedlv urgeel to drink poisoned wuit
from a bottle. lie was suspicious and
refused to do so. Analysis of the wlno
s hi we'd that It was charged! with eyanhli
of potassium.
.New ork, I'ub. 19 Although the
censorship on despatches from Molro
City wns lifted soon after the change
of government yesterday, tho greatest
difficulty is being experienced tn-nlght
In getting news out of tho capita! of
the- lnt' -it oe'ciirri'nce there
During the term of the censorship
news despatches aril commercial tel.
grams in eiiiniilated in vast quantities
and Hie re-opening of the wires neces
sarlly added greatly to the cohros
Hon, with mi' result that the over
taxed operutois have hardly made
visinie iinpi ''anion on inn mass or ele'S
patrhes awaiting transmission to all
parts of the woild.
The eleiay in me receipt or news
despatches from Mexico City was ac
counted for by the fact that many Im
portant government ini'ssages and
commercial telegrams were given pre
cede-nco. At a late hour news of tho
exile eif .Madero and other Important
happenings began to filter through,
Ithaca, N. P.. Fob. 19 -Ev.irlsto Mndero,
brother of the former president of Mex
len, and ot Gustavo Madero, collapsed
when he was shown a despatch to-day
telling of his brother's, execution. Ho re
tired to his room In tho Spanish-American
club at Cornell I'nlveislty and for some
time would not admit his friends. Only
few elays is" he received a reassuring
cablegram from his sister-in-law, the
wile of Gustavo Madero. Ho could not
believe t"-d.D''s hows at first, ho said
Madero was gr.idil.neel from tho Cornei
State College- f Agriculture this week
and will leave at mice to join his slsUr
In-law who Is 1 Monterey
,.w York. I'eb- II' --Guhlrivo Madei
made his lii-.id.uarlers In this city during
the e.irh critleal period in the ruvo'utlcm
headi'd 10 ll18 '"'"""'r, Francisco, and
was a piouilnent llgure fui weeks on up
per llioadw.iy and In the; lliiancl.u dls
trlcl. TIiIh ,w." vars ago with his
father. Frani'lHon .Mndero. Sr . anil his
brothers. I'.nieKto, Ev.irlstu aiul Gabriel
he- W.l" bUSV belle' IllllllUillg till' ll'VOhl
Hon and held man) eont'erene es .it hi
noted uiitoi". presumably in furtheranci
of Ills plans Hetween conferences he was
mil Idle, his recreative activities leading
him the rounds of the "whlto light" ,ls
trl. t where heiwas Joyously welcomed as
, "nuclide!-. Word of Ills death was i.
celveel "1th regret by many In that ills
riet to-da).
Early In March, 1911, Otutavo Madero
nnd hl family want to fun Antonio,
Miss Mabel Ulnghnm. DO years of ago,
died suddenly nt four o'clock Bunelay
morning after an illness of less than Z
hours with what Is thought to have boon
acute Rrlght's disease. Friday sho appear
ed In her usual health, and was on tho
street In the afternoon. She Is survived by
her father, Chauncy lllngham, with
whom she lived, ono sister, Mrs. Ralph
Mcrrltt, ot this town, and four brothers,
Leon, Perry anfl Arthur of Woybridgo and
Charles of Mlddlebury. She was a mem
beir of the Congregational Church, tho
local grange and Rebekah Lodge. Tho fu
neral was held Tuesday afternoon at
two o'clock. Wlllliim Randall of Crown
Point, N, Y was arrested Saturday by
Fish and Gamo Wardens George Chaffeo
and James Hodges for Illegal fishing in
.ako Chnmplaln. He wsa arraigned be
fore Judgo V.ilkcr, who fined him U0
and costs, amounting to Jl-l.K, which lit
File, lute Friday night did but slight
image to the power house of the Mlddle
bury branch of the Vermont Marble com
pany, the blaze being extinguished In a
short time. Tltn Or.. e,.,A.l r....
oily rags and tope on the steel tube that
- .... ....-. II, .lllUllll
arrles the water Into the wheel. It
Uncovered by some of the occutiants of
the Kidder block, which overlooks tho '
building. A lire has been kept In tho
Inside of the penstock and the watch- I
men happened to lie away at the
mouunt. Jnmej.s H. Mack returned Satur
day from West Rutland, where- he went
Friday to visit his son, Frank, who was
seriously injured In a runaway Ho was
thrown from the wagon and rendered nn-
onscioiis. He was taken to the home of
liN employer, Orln A. Thomas, at West
Rutland. It was found that no bones weio
broken but Internal Injuries aie feared.
In the- ri'port of the oiliccrs of the town
of Mlddlebury It appears that orelers weio
drawn us follows: Hy the selectmen,
$1.3.7,.4S; by poor masti'l', Sl.Iifl.ej;; io.nl
commissioner, 2,7ir,.."l; a total nf $lT.S'i.'.'!
The total of orders drawn by Poormaster
Jackson was $1 .'J2f.iV,; hy J. o Seeley,
manager ot the farm. Jl.iM5.11; Intel est on
the surplus fund, JH'il.e"; Interest on school
lot, $12; making the total paid for poor,
J3, lMi.r.l. lej-s sales from farm and reim
bursements. $1.11,!)., making the total
cost of the farm $.',01!.r,e',. The sales from
the farm .amount to S1.11.V71, making tho
net costs ir.Cl.l". The total present
liabilities of tho town aniubnt to i:i,:e:us.
The estimated expenses for the' run ent
year are ?9.731.il7. Theit, Is $i'.:''i.) to he
raise d by a tax and the audited s say thati
ei cents on the" elollai will pay all oiil
stiinilinii orelers, except town hll o.ele is '
not due and the estimate expenses tor
running the town the coming year. Treas- !
urer Charli-s E. Plniiey In with the school I
money outside ot tin- village distrle t le-
ports a balance' of $2,17'i.(JT. Tln receipts-!
from the- town hall were (rrfe.li. and the;
expenditures were $.'!!. 2il. but th'-re Is an
outstanding Indebtedness of $18.7ii, leaving
balance' nf $11. ."0. The school directors
have drawn orders to tho amount of $.1,
lSi.Sfi. The call for the annual meeting
on March 4 contain.- t'e usual articles,
with the exception of one calling for a
vote on the proposed constitutional
amendment. Monday, maiki't day, eggs
brought 2," cents and butler ,tn to ;;ie.
Mls Susan E. Archibald, librarian of tho
public library, i cports that the circulation of
books forjthe past .war was .-'.'ill, eir an
average of V, dally, and an iiuiease or
30 piT cent, over the previous e.ir. The
largest circulation in any one da was
1.2 books. The number of c.irels Issued
for borrowers Increased during the .war
from 71 to I.ufA Since February 0, 1SM2,
117 books have been .uleksl to the library,
which now contain.-, T.SO-". volumes. At the
quest of the llbraiy board a second
traveling- library has been located by tho
State In the Case street school house. -John
II. Sargent has completed repuri
on the Mlddltbuiy Inn, formerly the Allen
House, and l,.is opened it to tin- public.
This makes the third hotel which Mr.
mil Mrs. Sargent have' owned and man
aged in this town dunng the- past 27 years.
William D. Watson returnee! Tuesday to
tho Soldier.-' Home at llonniiigton after
1 1 weeks In East Middbluii). where ne ,
was called on account m the illness and
death of his iliiught-i, Mrs l.e-m.i Li-
Much Interest !s being manifest'.'!! mi
the farineis' Institute to he held Friday
and Saturday, Friday at th" town hall
and Saturday nt thn government stuck;
farm in Woybrldge. a mile and .i half
from this village'. Free trnnspoi talion will
be furnished to those who desire to so
from hero to Weybrldge, leaving, the post
ofllcc at "!:;io o'clock Saturday morning.
Tho address nt the town hall Friday even
ing will be given by Prof. C, Fortl Lang-
woithy, Ph. D., on "The Work ot the
United States Departmenl of Agricultural
for Housekeepers." Ir. Lnngwortliy Is a
native of Mlddlebury anil a graduato of
Mlddlebury College In the class of l5".
After graduating from college he spent
three years In the German universities
and received his degree ot Doctor of
Philosophy from the I'nlverslty of lleldel
burg. Slnco ISM Dr. Langworthy has been
n'.tncheel to the department of agrlculturo
and Is now In charge of nutrition In
vestigations In the bureau of chemistry,
department eif agipMilture.- Miss Cl.ir.l
Uruya h.u returned Imm Iturllngtou
Lake Diiniuore Lodge, No II. 1. O. O. 1.
ccn'eri d ilii ''iltl.Hory it. . em two
candidates Wednesday wiling. Arthur
Rrlstol Is making extunsho repairs on
hit, house' rcceritb acatiMl by .1. Stetlliig
Moran. Chailea Chenev and family of
North Pleasant stieet expect to move
there about March 1 - Peter Dul'lany of
Cornwall will "oon move- In the .1 A.
Wrlglu farm In Cornwall The bond of
civil i.uthunt! .vlll meet at the otllce of
Town Clerk Joseph M. Itllike at ten
o'clock Saturday morning to heal gtle
nnces, abate taxes and piep.iro tho check
list for the MUrcli meeting. Ml t. Martha
Glennon and daughter, Miss Sophia Glen
non, of Camd'jn. N J . are making a
two' weeks' vl.lt In this vicinity Arthur
T. Fields has gone to Rutland for treat
ment in the Rutland City hospltnl. Mrs.
Field will be the guest of Ml. and Mrs.
E P. Chatterton in that city - Among
people hcr. from out of town ate: J. S.
ltfirnli.it of Milton Thomas W. Roger
of Uraiielon. P Fletcher Chnpman of
Albany. N V., Perry tllngham nf Rut
land, James J. Riley of Pittsburgh,
N. Y . and Thomoa U. French and Francis
r Dovlo of Quebec Prof Raymond Mo
.FurUird will doJlTM u lectaxa btXur Un
Salisbury Orange Friday evening on
"Deep. Sea Fishing." Mr. and Mrs.
Uranch Worthlngton of Uuffnlo, N. Y
are In town fur two weeks,- Daniel T.
McCormlck to In Ticonderoga, N. Y on
marblo business. The funeral of Miss
Mnblo Ulngham, who died suddenly Sun
day morning nt tho homo of her father,
Chauncey Ringham, a short distance cast
of thlB village, was held at the house at
two o'clock Wednesday ufternoon. There
was a large attendance, Including many
members of Lake Dunmoro Lodgo, No. 11,
I. O. O. F , nnd Arrowanna Rebecca
Lodge, No. U, I. 0, O. P., and also of
tho Mlddlobury Giange. the two last of
which organizations shij was a mem
ber. She was also a member of the Con
gregational Church. The lltv. A. A.
Lancaster, pastor of the church, con
ducted the service. There were many
floral offerings. The Interment wna In the
West cemetery of this village anil the
bearers were Arthur, Leo, Perry and
Charles Ulngham, her brothers. Ralph
Mcrrltt. a brother-in-law, and Pascal
Ives. Tho Rev. Richard V. Esten, who
has been 111, Is slowly recovering.
Daniel Meach of Monktonboro. who
fell off a load of logs and split his
head open, has been taken to a hospl
tal 1,1 Burlington. Miss Murcellne
Ilennuet underwent a successiui opera
tlon for appendicitis nt the KmnyAlIcn
"ospttrn Tiiursuay. .miss .Mary stone
student at Mlddlebury College, is III
with tonsllltls at tho home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Stone. Frank
Pnro Is ill Ralph ninl Dorothea
O'Rryan are visiting their trrandpar
ents, Mr and Mrs. R. R O'Pryan of
.Mlddlebury Frank Mnblo.. n Is still
confined to tho bed, but b - onelitlon
Is slightly Improved. Th.- biennial
State convention of ii Catholic
Order of Foresters wnl be held
In this city Juno 10 anil 11. Canls are
out announcing the approaching mar
rlage of Clara Elvitm, only daughter
of Mr. ami Mrs. Arthur T. Clark of
Addison, to Henjamln elwln, son ot
.Mr. and Mis. Kdwiu Hristol of Pan
ton, on Wednesday owning, tho 2fitli,
at tile home of the' bride's parent?.
The C. C. C.'s were entertained Friday
evening at the home of Miss Eellth
.McGovi'in. Tlie entertainment took
the' form of a Valentino party.
At the close Miss McGovern was
given a "lianelkerchii'f" shower,
It being her birthday
The dlrfeieiices which have existed for
about two years between this city nnd
the management of the State industrial
school over tin payment of n water bill
'Continued nil nnge 2.)
Believed Militant Suffragettes or
Their Sympathizers Placed the
Powerful Bomb.
London. Feb. 111. Tile country residence
of Chancellor eif the Exchequer David
Lloyil-George' at Walton Heath wns
practically destroyed this morning by a
bomb believed by the police hendquartors
at Scotland Yard to have been placed
there either by militant suffrasettcs or
male sympa'hlzers with the woman
suffrage movement.
Mr. Lloyd-George himself Ii on a motor
trip In France and nobody was Injured
as the resldenco has not yet been oc
cupied. The whole of the rear portion
of the house will have to be razed nnd
An otllclal of tlie Women's Social and
Political I'nlon declared that that society
had no knowledge of the perpetrators.
adding "plenty of people hoilde ourselves
have a grudge against the c'enneollor of
the exchequer."
"General" Mi- 1 I iruiiimond,
however, evidently believed the explosion
was the work of women Sh.- exclaimed
enthushistlcallv. "I think it Is grand it
was a fine act successfully carried on
nnd shows the determination of the
women. I say 'AH power to all kinds of
militancy In tho direction of harassing
cabinet ministers short of liking human
life,1 "
Tills Is the second time within n. year
that violent methods havo been used
against tho reMdenccs of cabinet minis
ters, tho first being an attempt to burn
the House of Iwls Harcourt, secretary
for the colonies, at Nuneham
To-day's bomb had been placed In one
of tho rooms of the residence which Is
modest one, adjoining the golf links on
which Mr. Lloyd-George plays. The In
fernal machino was so powerful that
neighbors who were attracted bv the ex
plosion found the thick w ill of the house
split In all direction nul must of the
rooms wrecked.
Two seven-poe Mil i mis ot hlack pnw
o ha -t ht.iMi i e-, vo scp.ir.it,
rooms among heaps of wood shavings,
which hsel been saturated with oil and In
the center nf vhlch burning candles had
been lixeel
Tho only clews nbtalned by tho police,
are two hi nken hat pins which were
found among the wreckage.
It was deelari'd by the ncighbois that
nn ntitomobllK containing .several people
passed through a nearby village In tho
early hours
Cardiff, Wales. Feb, 19. "We have blown
up the ehance'llor of the exchequer's
house." snld Mis. Emniollue Punkhurst
addressing nn enthusiastic meeting of
'Miffnigettcs huio to-night. "The authori
ties need not look for the women who
actually did It, 1 personally accept full
lcsponsibillty for it "
Mis. Pankhurst declared that if shu
wero sent to penal setvltude she would
go on hunger strike.
"Tha government will then either have
to set me free," she added, "or let m dim.
If I drop out, a hundred women are rdy
Id UCtm toy nlarV
Hoped and Believed Session Will
Be Ended Saturday Senate
Works at Night.
Governor Also Names Board of I
Education Tax Bill Signed
Popular Election of
Senators Ratified
Montpolier, Fob. VS. As the traveler ott
an ocean voyapo crowds toward tho bow
of th vessel and hangs over the rail,
straining hla eyes for tho first sight at
land, or -waits with listening ears for thi
hall of tho lookout, "Innd-ho," so thi
members of the Legislature aro wattlm?
for tin' presentation anil ndoptlon of tluj
formal tesolutlon for tinal adjournment,
it Is hoped and believed that tho session
will be niled Saturday morning, the m
tual business being disposed of Friday
The Senate to-night held its first even
ing session, with the exception of tho
regular Monday night sessions, and dis
posed of nn amount ot business that
would have consumed half a day und- r
ordinary circumstance.
Mr. Johnson, for the committee on fln.il
adjournment, presented a resolution
which provides for final adjournment nt
three o'clock Friday afternoon. This will,
In the general expectation ot the senators,
be reconsidered and amended to mako
the time of adjournment Saturday morn
Such progress as was made by tho Sen
ate this morning would not IndlcaJo such
early completion of business. There wero
three special orders for the morning ses
sion, but not one ot them was disposed,
of. The llrst matter taken uo wan Houso
bill 56J, relating to tho regulation of trado.
anil tin' inspection of weights and meas
ures. Somo criticism, In n. friendly spirit.
was made by Mr. Habbltt In regard to thi
c xpendlttirci of the department. The
bill calls for an appropriation of $0,000 for
tho maintenance of tho department. Tlie.
committee proposed an amendment tnak
Inir the appropriation $M,0e and Mr.
tvnllls, moved an amendment to tho
cmendment making tho amount 512,000.
On motion of Mr. Dale tho Senate re-
solved Itself Into a committee ot tn
whole, that Mr. Henry, the commissioner
of weights and measures, might be
brought befoie it to explain the matter
of criticism. An uttcmpt was maeto tt
have this mado nn executive session,
but the motion was defeated and Mr.
Henry appeareel before tho commltteo i!
open session. He exnlalned. in reference
to the expenses of his department, tha.
there had been an expense of JL45 for
Pullman fares; that this resulted In a
saving tn the State orf a half day's -work
of the Inspectors and was an actual
personal expense to the Inspectors.
In regard to the employment of a
driver by some Inspectors he explained
that the extra expense was only fifty
cents a day and that the driver could
ba of assistance! In handling the appara
tus the Inspectors wero obliged to carry,
and that In eom Instances the Itvery
men had reifused to allow their teams
to be taken out unlea accompanied by a.
driver. He showcl that the expense oC
tho Inspectors averaged per weok,
while many commrcla' travelers with,
whom ha hud discussed tho matter awl
who carried les luggaare had expense
of $2i pejr week. He q.ioted the cotnmliv
sloner of weights and meapurrs of Mas
sachusetts to the effect that tho Vermont
department wa- 'hi most efficient In tn
Fulled stnt -" . - 'he cost Incurred.
Replying i pientlon he said that no
inspei tior ' '"-en mado of creameries
bocaui-e was too (treat. If tha
were :-i , appropriation of Jl,0Ct
per vm . required, and without
thnt. i.' continue the work of
the il. ' 513,00 would be needled.
Mr i i. u the afternoon propose!
an amendment making the appro
priation 115,000 an! explained thn
neoel of nn Inspection of tho weights
ustd In croumeries, which was adopt
ed. Ho offered a, furthor amendment
mskliiff tho commissioner elective in
stead of appointive which was ndort-
ed nnd tho bill was then passed.
The Oovernor sent a list of Appoint
ments to the Senate, which were Im
mediately conflrmej. Oeorge H.
Rabbin of Rockingham takes the place
on the public service commission
made vacant by the resignation of a
Holllster Jackson of Barre. The- ap
pointments on the board of education
aro .1. M. Thomas of Mlddlebury. Guy
Potter Ronton of lturllntrton, II. t).
Ryder of Rockingham. F. S. Billing
ot Woodstock uvl F H. Rrooks of St
The Se'nntc has s-ent to tho House
a caucus regulation hill, S, 85, with
referendum attached, and though th
House has killed tho primary bills It
nns had under consideration, tt may
accept this. Tho bill as amended it
really a direct primary bill, whereas
tho bill killed yesterday was only n.
preforentlal primary.
The lleiuso ''as rescinded Its action In
regard to a new Stnto building and in
sists on its anii'iidment strllslir out th
releiondum provision. A committee ot
conference has been appointed, consisting
of lenatois Ualibitt, Darling of Orangt
and llatclielder. The two latter wcte mem
bers. of the commute o which it-ported tin
building hill. There has been n chnugt
of opinion on the part ot ,-ome membi-is
of tho House and as there wn; nil ,ilve
volY) of only HO It is quite po.- I i'- c
House tiny recede from Its po-dti. 1
authorize the erection of a building
Tho Senate has ordered to a third read
ing the iili" relating ti t'u criminal

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