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DAILY TIMES VOL. XVI--XO. 151. 13ARRE. VERMONT, WEDXESDAY. SEPTEMBER 11. 1912 PRICE. ONE CENT, FOUND WOMAN TO BE DEAD While Male Companion Was Dying of Bullet Wound WOMAN WAS MABEL SLAYTON JUan Identified Later as Frank Ogilvie Died at the Hospital a Few Hours ' After Being Found In a Hotel In West End of Boston. Boston, Sept. 11. A man and a worn jan are dead as the result of tragedy en ncted in a hotel in the west cud of the -ity last night, the man being Frank Ogilvie and the woman Mabel Slayton. They had registered as Y. Mattson and wife, and it was not for some time that their identification was completed, the name of the woman not being know iHntil several hours after it was learned (that the man was not Y. Mattson. It was shortly after the couplo had entered their room that two revolver hots were heard. Investigation re pealed that the woman was dead and (that the man was in a critical condi tion. He was taken to a hospital, where Hie died a few hours later. It is sup posed that Ogilvie shot his companion iand then tyirned the weapon on himself. 28 PEOPLE HURT ON ; NICKEL PLATE RAILROAD VERMONT HORSES WINNERS. Successful on Opening Day of the Platts burg Fair. Flattsburg, X. Y., Sept. 11. The Clin ton county fair opened yesterday with ion average first day attendance. Two iraces were put on. The first was the ,2:29 pace for a $400 purse and went ifive heats. It was won by Frisco, a bay .stallion owned by W. E. Porter of Pan iton, Vt. Second money went to Queen of Clubs, who took the first two heats. At their conclusion the judges called th driver of Frisco to the stand, charged him with holding back and warned him jto drive to win or take the consequences, jl-'risco took the next three heats. J. R. Morrow of Swanton, Vt., owns Queen of Clubs. The Judge, another V ermont horse, owned by W. X. Phelps of Soutn Hero, finished outside the money. There were seven starters. Billy Howell, owned j by David Stearns of Plattsburg, took (third money and Hueres, a Troy horse. !von fourth place. The time was 2: IS1. ; 2:1R4; 2:21; 2:22; 2:23V4- The 2:21 trot for a $400 purse had four starters and was won by Ding Dong, G. I). Sherman of Port Henry, in straight hats; second. Prince Archer, A. La veil. Montreal; third, Maurice Boy, illoaring Brook stables. Barton. Vt. ; fourth, Jaimea, Burt Sheldon. Time 2:1"M, 2:20; 2:21. Included In Those Who Had Narrow Es capes From Death Were Three Prominent Railroad Officials. Erie, Pa.,. Sept. 11. Twenty eight Vcr s.ns were aeriimsly injured when ea( bound train, so. oi the Nickel I'luto read wai deri.V I yesU-rda) afternoon at Fagar road near in nu. The" were probably a score of others who sought relief "at local hotels who were not badly hurt. Three prominent railroad men had nar row escapes from death. The private car attached to the rear of the train carried W. H. ConifT, president of the division, and President Dunston of the Fort Wayne & Western railroad. This car was attached to an engine and hauled back to the station here where it was held until the track could be cleared and allow it a passage eastward. It was feared yesterday that sev eral dead would be found under the de bris but at 6:4.) o'clock last night, when the t racks' were partly cleared, no bodies were discovered. One of the day coaches was filled with Chinese on their way cast. None was seriously hurt. The engine of the trnin, it is said, passed safely over a spreading rail, but the tender was thrown oft the track causing the wreck. The. derail ment of the fender tore up the tracks, making the passage of the muil car im possible. Following this the coaches in the rear of the mail car, with the ex ception of one in front of the private car, then fell into an eight-foot ditch. The train contained a large amount of silver but it could not be learned from the railroad officials whether this was in money or bars. Detectives were hurried from Erie to assist the Nickel Plate detectives to guard this silver until the wrecking crew could clear the wreckage and arrangements could he made for having it brought to the city. The three railroad officials went for ward after the accident occurred and did all in their power to help the un injured to Lake Shore trains and in this way were hurried to their destinations. DOZEN FIRES IN ONE STORM Northwestern Vermont Hard Hit Last Evening MUCH LOSS WAS SUSTAINED Conductor on One Train Reports Seeing Seven Fires on One Trip, While Street Car Passengers Saw Five Near St. Albans. CATCH THE WOMAN ' . WHO CONFESSED MURDER PERKINS AND MUNSEY LEAD. ' WHITMAN DETERMINED TO TRY BECKER AT ONCE Will Fight Efforts of Latter's Counsel, Who Are Expected to Ask for Stay of Proceedings When the ' Case Comes Up To-morrow. New York, Sept. 11. District Attor ney Whitman is determined to bring to t rial to-morrow Police Lieutenant Beck er, who is now in the tombs on the charge of having murdered Herman Ros enthal, the gambler, by hiring gunmen. The case comes before Justice Gnff in the criminal branch of supreme court. Becker's counsel are trying to pre vent the opening of the trial. It is expected that they will try to" secure a stay of proceeoings on the ground that depositions witnesses in Dot Springs are needed in. the case. In Contributions To Progressive Party Campaign Fund. New York, Sept. 11. The Progres sive party since it was formed in Chi cago on .July 1, last, has received to tal contributions amounting to $.";, IH'.t and expended $.V).233, it was stated yes terday by Elon H. Hooker, the party's national treasurer. Mr. Hooker's announcement was in the form of a statement which also showed the fact that unpaid bills up to September 7 amounted to $3,5(11.57 and obligations for rent, printing and other contracts out-standing amount to $o3.J24. The two largest contributors were George W. Perkins and Frank A. Mun sey, who gave $15,000 each. George Moore of New York and Mrs. Ows. H. Wood, aunt, of Gilford Pinehot, each gave $5 .000. ' - - The $1,000 contributors were William Wrigley, jr., of Chicago, W. Kmlen KooBcvelt, George E. Roosevelt, George A. Soden of Chicago, and the family of Charles If. Davis of South Yarmouth, Mass. Mrs. Kmlen Koosevelt gave $500, Theodore Koosevelt gave $300. .George. P. Porter of Chicago was credited with one contribution ' of $701) and another of $.)00. Others who gave $500 each were Jessie X. Hunt of New York. Dr. Edward N. Harris of Khode Island, Mary H. Foulke. Richmond, Indiana. Aug. Heckseher of New York and J. P. Grier of New York. Thrse who. gave $250 were Paul Block of New York, Queen Ferry Coonley, Il linois, and John T. McCutcheon of Il linois. Among the $100 contributors were these from New York: Alvin Worth am, R. L. McCabe, Captain Charles C. Bates, Fred Lavenbnrg and J. C. Doxey. Several hundred contributors sent from $1 to $25 each. St. Albans, Sept. 11. Last night's thunder storm apparently was a record -bleaker in the number of places struck by lightning within a comparatively few miles in this vicinity. A conductor on a Canada & Atlantic passenger train, which left Coteau Junction, P. Q., this morning, repoits seeing seven fires be tween Valleyfleld, P. Q., and Swanton, a distance of 59 miles, and between Swanton and St. Albans, a distance of nine miles, passengers of the Btrect rail road report seeing five fires, , Near Swanton Center lightning struck two barns within three minutes and both were burned to the ground. That of Myran II. Donaldson was struck about 8 o'clock and was almost instantly a mass of flames. Included in the loss was a thorough -bred Jersey calf and 45 tons of hav. The insurance was $000. All that saved the house was the heavy rain. The new barn of F. M. Hubbard, built in the meadow, was destroyed. This snine barn was struck by lightning k short time ago and was damaged about the roof at that time. Two bams were burned in Montgom ery. A large barn on the J. L. Clapp farm, conducted by Samuel Jewett, was destroyed, together with 18 head of cat tle, 75 tons of hay, farming tools, grain, etc. The loss is $5,000. The barn of Thomas Gosley Was also destroyed, but most of its contents were saved, al though ten tons of bay and one buggy were lost. The loss is placed at $500. In Swanton village lightning struck the barn of Arthur McNally, and the village hre department was called out, but the bam did not take fire. IN HURRY TO ESCAPE. Woman Leaped From Window Before Firemen Could Reach Her. New York. Sept. 11, While firemen were breaking down the door of her burning apartment on the fourth floor of u west side residence building last night,' Miss Adelaide Maybank. aged .15, a stenographer formerly employed by the. Chicago "hoard of trade, ignored th shout of people in the street that res cuers were on the way and leaped from a front window. She fell 50 feet to the pavement and was killed almost instantly. CALLS HAINES A PROGRESSIVE. BADEN WON FEATURE RACE. INTERVENTION FURTHER OFF. Because Mexican Federals Have Scheme to Catch the Rebels. Washington, D. C, Sept. 11. Inter vention in Mexico seems a step further off. The rebel raiding along the border is expected to be ended by the Mexican federals, who are to be permitted to rross Texas and New Mexico to attack the insurgents along the frontiers of Chihuahua and Sonora. The federals plan to catch the rebels between two forces. BIG ARMY MANOEUVRES. France Starts Them With 120,000 Men, SO Aeroplanes and 2 Dirigibles. Faris, Sept. 11. The most extensive French army manoeuvers in years opened In Touraine and Poitou to-day. One hundred and twenty thousand soldiers, fifty aeroplanes and two dirigibles took the field for a week of mimic warfare. The new $40,000 high school building at Middlebury was thrown open to the public on Monday, when 254 students nrolled in the various departments. The structure is one of the. most com plete of its kind in the state. It is built of brick with Proctor marble trim mings and with heavy cement steps. The structure stands three stories high. On the ground floor are the rooms for do mestic science, manual training and the gymnasium. On the first- floor there is a large assembly hall that will accom modate 275 students. There are also two rooms for the principal and board of education. The second and third stories contain recitation roms, two teachers' rooms, chemical and physical laboratories. The interior of the struc ture is finished in Georgia pine and the walls in buff fresco. Two new" course will be added this year. The commer cial course -which was tried at the last session of school has been adopted and an agricultural course will later be tak-j n up. Empire State Stake at Syracuse Went in Straight Heats. Syracuse, X. Y., Sept. 11.- Baden, pi loted by A, S. Rodney of Jersey Citv, N. J., "won the $10,000 Empire state stake for 2:14 trotters, the feature event of yesterday's grand circuit program at the New York state fair, in straight hAats. It was a sensational performance ht the little brown stallion. Forced to his liml. by a classy field of rivals, Haden trotted the three fastes heats of the year, in the second heat being forced by Esther W. to clip his record to 2: O.Hi. . In every heat Baden led from g'uig to gong, though at. times only by a head, and in the final test, when he thundered down the stretch, winner of the rich 'stake, horse and driver were tendered a poisy ovation by. the thous ands of spectators. The race was trotted under ideal con ditions. There was no breeze, the weath er was hot and the track fast. Dudie Archdale divided the honors of the day with Baden, trotting the two fastest heats of the season, each in 2:04. It was in the 2:04 trot that the veteran (Jeers forced his mare to equal Billy Burke's one-heat record and then to. duplicate the performance. In the first heat Dudie Archdale clipped on. second from her mark. The 2:22 trot was easy for Lord Guy ton, winning in straight heats. The 2:08 pace,- three in five, was un finished with Goers having two heats to his credit with Early Thatcher. The trot for tw o-vcar-olds attracted three entries, straight heats. Cegantile winning EIGHT SIGN FOR ROOSEVELT. Out of the 18 Republican Electors Nom inated in Missouri. Jefferson City, Met.. Sept. II. That eight of the 18 presidential electors nom inated by the Republican state con vention in ft. Louis April 25 have signed an agreement practically pledging them selves to support Koosevelt developed yesterday afternoon at the meeting here of the Republican state committee. t hief interest in the coming Demo cratic convention centers in the "home rule" plank to he presented by former Governor Joseph V. Folk and approved by Elliott W. Major. Democratic nomi nee for governor. The plank promises local self-government for cities. Roosevelt Says That Haines Told Him So Recently. Tacoma. Wash., Sept. 11. Col. Theo dore Roosevelt, who completed his jour ney across the continent yesterday, when he cro-sed the Cascade mountains and arrived at Pugct Sound, expressed ela tion last night at the final returns of the Maine election. He said it was a victory for the progressives. "We named for governor of Maine the man the progressives wanted," the colonel declared, "and he wrote to me that he hoped we would not make u fight against him; that he was for me, and thRt he would come - out for us after the election. I havo just re reived word that he carried the state and that in accordance with his promise he had come out for the progressive na tional ticket." Colonel Roosevelt delivered an ad dress in the stadium here last night, attacking the Democratic party and de claring it had made no fight against the "bosses" during the primary campaign. A Democratic victory in N&vember would mean, he said, "the enthronement of the bosses, each in his own state." , lie referred to the condition in New Jersey, saying the Democratic part is "struggling apparently to get rid of one boss, Mr. Smith, and apparently has gone to bed with another, Sir. Nugent." The colonel,, who spent most of the day in Seattle before coming to Tacoma, was followed through the streets there by a hundred bluejackets from the bat- jtleship Oregon, on shore leave. After marching they stormed the colonels ho tel. Colonel Roosevelt shook hands all around and the bluejackets trooped out. Nothing more was seen of them until the colonel had begun his speech at the Progressive " state convention, when sounds of tumult .were heard through (he cl-'sed doors. The Oregon' detach ment was demanding admittance which the, police refused. Colonel Roosevelt again went to the rescue and directed that they be let in. They stayed to the end, escorted Mr. Roosevelt to the sta tion and then sent a detachment of sev en men to accompany him to Tacoma. In his speech last night Colonel Roose velt reiterated that the Republican na tional convention had been stolen from the people by the bosses, adding "the more flagrant of the many thefts nec essary to make up n stolen majority in that convention have since been reward e.l by unblushing use of party patronage in a fashion as scandalous as the orig inal wrong doing. "Nowhere.' he said, "has this been more scandalous than here in Washing ton, where the department of justice it-m-U has been prostituted to the reward of highway robbery." CAN'T STOP GAMBLING. That Is Opinion of Rev. William Mor rison, Appointed to Investigate. New York City, Sept. 11. Rev. Wil liam Morrison, appointed hv Mayor Guv nor to the new board of inebriety, hm decided, after an investigation of the gambling situation here, that "gambling can no more be stopped in New York than the sale of liquor." He suggests that the only solution of the evil is the licensing of' a certain number of resorts. Pearl Hooper, Colored, Who Ws Shot In a Dance Hall Feud Near Fort Ethan Allen, Died Yes terday. Burlington, Sept. 11. Pearl Hooper, the colored girl who was shot down in Sam Franklin's dance hall Monday night by Margaret Carter, with whose husband she was dancing, died at the Fanny Allen hospital shortly before noon yes terday and the olleged murderess was captured late last night at the home of Nellie Pasha on Battery street, where the had been in hiding. The Hooper girl was conscious much of the time before her death but the bullet from the 38-ealibre revolver was of the soft nosed variety and pierced a hole through her liver and right breast in a manner which showed plainly from the first that the wound was fatal. Be fore her death she made no long state ment, but is understood to have told the authorities much which will help in the prosecution of the tarter woman. State's Attorney II. B. Shaw, who was out of the city at the time of the shooting, arrived at the hospital from his summer home on Mt. Mansfield 20 minutes after the girl had died. He worked on the case yesterday after noon. It is understood that some of the col ored people in the vicinity of the post were instrumental in finding the girl but their names are withheld by the au thorities s it is feared some friends of the woman might shoot them through revenge. They notified Deputy Sheriff L W. Kavlin when they learned that the girl was in a house situated in the rear of 28 Battery street, and asked aid at the police station. Officers Brodle and Fisher were sent by Acting Deputy Chief Ryan to assist him and they bad no trouble in finding and taking- the girl. The woman arrived at the place short ly after the shooting in a hack, accord ing to the story of "Bucko" Willis, the woman who let her in and who is also colored. The Carter woman asked if she could secure a room for the night and said that she would pay well for it. The Willis woman put her up and in the morning went upstairs to Pasha's and as there was more room there ami the Pashas were willing to take a room er Mrs. Carter moved upstairs. When the police appeared, both wom en who lived in the house manifested their innocence so- strenuously before they were accused of anything that it was enough to awaken their suspicions. Margaret Carter was found in bed and as Officer Brodie entered she said "I'm the one you are looking for. I did it." She was searched but had no gun and went with the police peaceably. It was learned that she was intend ing to attempt ber escape to-day and was going to disguise herself as a man. At the time of her, arrest she had only two dollars with her but said that she had sent some money, to her mother in Troy, N. Y., Who was coming to her as sistance to-day. She refused to say any thing in regard to the shooting. The woman has been implicated iif shooting scrape and a year ago shot at her hus band when in a jealous rage. The bul let went wild and he was not injured. It is intended to take the Hooper girl's body to Albany, N. Y., to-day for burial. FLIGHTS SEEN BY THOUSANDS Aviator Schmidt Went Up Twice at Northfield Fair GAVE GOOD EXHIBITIONS On Second Day of Fair the Grounds Were Thronged With People To-day'i Program Put Over Till To- morrow Because of Rain. LARGELY ATTENDED "AT HOME." Was Given By Representative-Elect and Mrs. Demeritt of Waterbury. Waterbury, Sept. 11. The home and grounds of Representative-elect R. X. Demeritt were filled Monday evening when friends came in response to their "At Home." Speeches were made by G. E. Moody, Rev. W. E. Douglass, Rev. Mr. Coffey and Mr. Demeritt. All were very complimentary to the representative-elect, and Mr. Demeritt's own speech showed his determination to do just what was right. Music was furnished by tin; Waterbury Citizens' band. After the speeches, a line was formed and proceeded into the house, congratu lating Mr. and Mrs. Demeritt and re ceiving pleasant words from Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Lure, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. O'Neil and P. J. Grace. On the intro ductory committee were Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Clark. Mr. and .Mrs. A. H. Smith and Mrs. B. R. Demeritt. On the re ception committee were Rev. and Mrs, W. E. Douglass, Dr. E J. Foster, Harvey Robinson. Lemuel Lyons. Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Harvev, B. R. Demeritt and Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Palmer, jr. Mrs. D. W. Cnoley ushered into the dining room, where refreshments of ice cream and cake were served. Mrs. D. C. Jones had charge of the dining room. Mrs. Lemuel Lyon and .Mrs. I harles Robinson served and the waitresses were Mrs. R. W. De meritt. Misses Beatrice Atherton, Amy Griffith, Harriet Boyce. Margaret Dickie and Marjorie Luce. Mrs. H. B. Leas, Mrs. S. W. Ouptil and Alpha Davis had charge of the refreshments. The exterior of the house was decorat ed with bunting and flags, while pictures of Wilson and Marshall held prominent places. These decorations were in charge of D. C. Jones. The interior decorations were in charge of Mrs. Jones and consisted of gladioli in the hall, asters in the parlors, hydrangeas in the library, sweet peas in the dining loom and asparagus through all. The entire affair was nicely planned and well carried out in every detail. It is esti-i mated between four and five hundred accepted the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Demeritt. Northfield, Sept. 11. The Dog River Valley fair got in one splendid day yes terday, the rain holding off until after the close of moat of the day's attractions but many of the 6,000 spectators getting wet before they could reach their homes. Xevertheless, it was a day of enjoyment, the enclosure being filled with attrac tions, there, being some good horse race and two first-class aeroplane flights by George Schmidt, the Rutland young man, who is now a professional avia tor. Schmidt's flights were easily the fea ture of the day's program, and both of tl-em were carried through, without a hitch. He went up first shortly before 3 o'clock and again shortly before 5 o'clock. The flights were not long, nor did the biplane go very high, but the exhibitions were sufficent to give the thousands a chance to see a real per formance. Schmidt handled his machine skillfully in straight-away flight and long turns, not trying any of the tricks oi the business. . After tuning up for about half an hour he got away for a beautiful start, lifting from the ground after running about 200 feet and gradually soaring to a height of 800 feet. He steered in the dvrettion of Roxbury. following the Dog river, then turning to the leit and re turning to the village of Northfield and alighting on the fair grounds again aft er his lofty visit to the village. The landing was well made in spite of the fact that he had to come down in stubble field, the only open space in the fair grounds. No sooner had the machine landed than the crowd set up an appreciative cheer and then started on the run for the spot where the machine set. The aviator and bis assistants were well-nigh mobbed, so eager were the spectators to get a near view ot him end his machine. And they wouldn't leave in spite of repeated requests. They staved around until Schmidt began to tune up for his sec ond flight, when they were forced to make way for the start. The second flight was much the same as the first nd covered about the same distance and height, being entirely successful. The result of yesterday's races as follows: " 2.50 Class. Furse, $200. Josephine, Brown I 1 Tavoria Girl. Wood 2 '. The Elder. Dnnlsp 3 1 Time, 2.30, 2.29,i, 2.30Ji. 2.22 Class. Purse, $250. Hak-ander, Gray .... 1 1 Adcandee, Waldo . . .'. 2 S Black Jack, Dunlap ; , 4 I Isdit. Ihiba 3 4 Time, 2.20, 2.22 H. 2.21. Fair Continued Until Thursday. Because of . the heavy ratn last night and this morning the fair program was set ahead until to-morrow (Thursday) when the free-for-all will be put on. to gether with the other races of to-day's program, Hecause of Jlr. rchmidt s con tract at St. Johnsbury he cannot be here Thursday. So the price of admis sion will be 25 cents instead of 35 cents, and most varied showing of live stock ever shown at the fair and equal in all respects to any fair in New England. The state fair has always lteen the parade ground for the finest of the Mor gan type of horses and the showing this year win lie bigger than ever. ' .v hundred and nine of the fines; ',0"' in the country will be on exlus1- will be , reviewed in the new- morgan horse arena just completed. For the convenience of the spectators a new grand stand has been erected in connection with the arena. Over, one hundred' and fifty other horses will be on exhibition in addition to the big string of trotters numbering one hundred odd. Sixty yoke of oxen--120 animals in all will give a touch of past day. There will also be nearly 600 head of other cat tle, including some of the high-priced thoroughbreds from famous herds. Over four hundred sheep will be shown and a splendid exhibit of swine. Included in the list are twenty-seven ponies and altogether a live stock exhibit that will be worth going miles to see. EXTRA PAY uSKED FOR COUNTY MEDICAL MEN ASSEMBLED IN BARRE KNOX SEES THE BODY. He and Two Other Special Ambassadors Put Wreath on Late Emperor's Coffin. Tekio, Japan. Sept. 11. Philander V. Kuox, the Infante Alfonso of Spain and Prince Henry of Prussia, special ambas sadors of the United States. Spain and Germany to the funeral of the late Jap anese ruler were received in audience by Emperor Voshithito to-day. His majesty nccompanicd the foreign representatives to view the body of the late emperor which was lying in state. Each one placed a wreath on the coffin. Bull Moose Meeting. All who are Interested in the Progres sive cause are invited to a mass meet ing in Miles' hall Friday evening, Sept. 13. to form a Progressive club and elect officers, ami to do any other business thought proper. Per order of Progres sive city committee. MAY FLY TO ST. JOHNSBURY. Aviator Schmidt Is' Booked to Leave Northfield Late To-day. St. Johnsbury, Sept. 11. Caledonia county fair opened yesterday under pleasant skies, for a session of four days. Everything points to a bettor fair than that of any previous year. Several things conduce to this end. For instance, W. A. Ricker is one of the first stockholders of the association and no man in northern Vermont is better known frs a buyer and breeder of stock than he. Every year he exhibits from twenty-five to fifty pairs of matched beef steers of Hereford blood and it makes an imposing bovine array when lined up on the track for the parade. George C. Cary of this place also exhibits a large number . of prize-winning Durharos, to gether with ponies which have won prizes at Chicago exhibitions. Then besides, there arc all the horsei and cattle, notably the former, which are exhibited every year by T. N. Vail of the Speedwell farms of Lyndonville. His line of beasts ranges all the way from the tiny pony, vest-pocket edition, to the largest Percheron stallion about i h"re. This large horse weighs upwards ot two thousand pounds. . George Ityott, who was to have per formed with his monoplane, wrecked his machine in Pittsburg, Fa., last week, and wired that it was beyond repair and that he could not keep his engags ment. The management got busy and teleeranhed Aviator Schmidt, who is fly injr at Northfield this week. Schmidt will start from Northfield to flv cross country to-day and is expected to arrive between 4 and 5 o clock on the grounds. He will make another flight on the grounds and two each day until the c'ose of the fair.' He made flights both at Middlebury and Rutland fairs and to cap the climax flew from Middlebury to Rutland in twenty-eight minutes. One of the largest crowds for a first day gathered yesterday to be on hand for the other three. Business and Social Meeting Held Last Night in the Mason's Armory Dr. C. J. Rumrill of Randolph Was Elected President. The eleventh annual meeting of the Washington County Medical society was held last evening in the Masonic armory in the Blanchard building. The even ing's program consisted of the annual election of county officers, a discussion of a medical thesis, closing with a buffet lunch. There were about 20 members of the county organization present and the reports indicated a prosperous year. Dr. C. J. Rumrill ot Randolph was chosen as president of the society for the coining year. Dr. E. B. Watson oi Williamstown was elected vice-president. Dr. E. A. Colton of Montpelier was elect ed to till both the offices of secretary and treasurer. Dr. F. C. Angell of Ran dolph was elected auditor. Drs. L. A. Noweomb of Montpelier, .L. L. Leonard of Barre, J. H. Winch of Northfield. A. C. Bailey of Randolph, C. E. Chandler of Montpelier and G. S. Bid well of Wa terbury, were elected as delegates to represent the county society at the er mont Medical society meeting, which will be held at Montpelier Octolter 10-11 Drs. J. II. Jndkins of Northfield, O. U Sticknev of Barre and F. E. Steele of Waterbury are the censors for the fol lowing year. On the evening's progrtim was a medi cal thesis, "Lane's Kink and Jackson's Membrane," by Dr. C. E. Chandler of Montpelier. Dr. Chandler, who is the retiring president of the society, read the paper and the discussion was opened br Drs. M. L. Chandler of Barre and L. L. Leonard of Barre. The evening was brought to a close with a buffet lunch, which was catered for bv Mrs. C. N. Benedict. Barre Election Officers Petition the Board of Aldermen t BECAUSE WORKED ALL NIGHT They Stated That the Night Service In capacitated Them For Their Occu pations the Following Day Election Bill is $486. "THE CHICAGO TRAGEDY." Spoaen of By Senator McLean In At tacking the Progressives. Hartford, Conn., Sept. 11. The Re publican state convention, which will nominate a state ticket, seven presi dential electors and adopt a platform, was opened last night in the Foot Guards armory. Senator George V. McLean in his 6peech as temporary chairman eulogiz ed the Republican party which he said "had done more to promote the materi al, moral and mental advancement of mankind than any other political or ganization in history." enator McLean spoke at considerable length of the "Chicago tragedy." He reviewed the contests in careful detail and summarized by saying: "Honest men may differ as to the fairness of the committee on credentials in the dis position of the contested cases, , but there is certainly no occasion of accus ing any one. of theft." Senator McLean vigorously criticised the Progressive movement, declaring the Progressives an army "mobilized at Ar mageddon whose purpose it is to de- stroy." . the senator said the army at Arms. geddon is in four brigades, "all the in For twenty-seven hours' continuous service, which, of course, included one night, the Barre election officers want extra compensation because they were incapacitated for their occupation on the day following the night service dur ing the recent election. This came out at the regular meeting of the board of aldermen last night when the ward clerks presented a petition in behalf of the ward officers The election officers began their service, at 6 a. m. on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 2, and wers not released until 9 a. m. the following dny, when Richard Grigg was elected city representative. , hen the petition was read before the aldermen,, it was asserted that the finance committee had already approved bills lor most of the ward ollicers cov ering the 27 hours' service, at 30 cents an hour, or $8.10 each: and that, in asmuch as there were sixty ward offi cers, the total cost of the election was ?48((, an amount greater than three ordi nary elections. That amount looked rather large to the aldermen, as it was; and, moreover, they were not certain that they had a right under the char ter- to grant allowance over and above that spent in the actual service. ' Nev ertheless, they voted to refer the mat ter to the election committee to inves tigate and report. More flat-footed was their action on the petition of certain residents of Aver, itl street for a concrete walk on the east ely side of that street, the street com mittee recommending that action be de ferred for another year because of the great expense already undergone for side walk construction and the board con curring. On the ground of lack of le gal liability, the aldermen refused to grant damages to Robert Troup for in juries sustained when his horse stepped on a surface sewer receiver and was pre cipitated in the receiver until it stuck there. City Attorney Scott rendered opinion that the city is not liable. Ilia report was accepted and placed on file. Another damage claim, which the al dermen thought they were not liable fa was that of Mrs. Isabella D. Smith, wh presented a bill for If20, the amount be ing claimed because of damage to her grounds st the corner of Elm street and Eastern avenue when the water in Potash brook set back as it failed to find an outlet through the Summer street culvert last Easter. Mrs. Smith includ ed in the bill an amount for cleaning out the opening of the culvert. Although they thought the city was not liable, the aldermen referred the claim to the street, committee to investigate and re Jt seemed that tne meeting was all claims or allied matters, because Alder mau Dawson asked opinion whether the. city could be forced to remove obstruc tion to water and make repairs on pri vate land in the north end, where a brook threatened to do damage. The opinion vas expressed that the citv could not be holden, and there the matter rests. However .there were a few matters besides claims considered by the alder men. One wns the payment of the weekly warrants, the number being sur prisingly small. The bills were: street department, $3!Kl.Rlj water department, carnation of inconsistency, all utterly $.,0.73 ; fire department. $70.72; police department. !M.H; city hall janitor, $H. On recommendation, of Building In spector Band a permit was granted Merlo Bros, to build an extension to a low building on North Main street, and on recommendation of the license commit leo that the application was all right, the aldermen granted a pool room li cense to Joseph Merlo on North Main street. 250 HORSES AT FAIR. Of Which 100 Are To Be Trotters. Other State Fair New. White River Junction, Sent. 11. Secretary F. L. Davis, has just given out the complete list of entries for the Vermont Stair fair, to be held here Sept. 17. 18, 10 and 20. and points out selfish, and al! fired with hatred of Mr, Taft. The commander of this motley arrar is Colonel Roosevelt w-ho drums them into his camp, tells them they all love each other and are lighting for the Lord and the battle is on. Senator McLean attacked the initia tive and referendum and particularly criticised the recall of judicial decis- sions. lie defended the protective tar iff, and quoted a mass of figures to show how this country has prospered under that system. In conclusion, (senator McLean said Let every honest elector ask himself this question: If President Taft had played politics instead of doing his duty, would he have been renominated without opposition and re-elected without oppo sition? Let the answer come from the conscience and President Taft will have more votes in 1912 than he did in 1908." After Senator McLean's speech, which was received with cheers, the usual com mittees were appointed and the conven tion adjourned until 10:30 a. 111. to-day. 1 he managers of the candidacy of Lieutenant-Governor Blakeslec made the claim that he had gained considerable strength and would get the nomination. On the other hand the friends of the three other candidates, Dr. G. H. Knight, Judge J. P. Studley and Judge S. A. Robinson, insisted that there had been no defections from their" ranks GOING TO HAVE GOOD TIME. Bankers Expect to Complete Work on Friday. Detroit, Mich., Sept. 11. Members of the American Bankers" association to day looked forward to two days of rec reation while delegates to the various conventions affiliated with the associa tion transact their annual business. The bankers, after being the guests of Detroit business men for two days, hope to complete their official work at two sessions Friday. Several addresses and formal reports of the officers of the va rious conventions are scheduled to con sume much of the time of the meetings. Weather Prediction. NORWICH OPENS 94th YEAR. Institution at Northfield W;1I Have En- ; rollment Equal To L-t't Year. Northfield, Sept. 11. Norwich uni versity opened it 94th year last evening at retreat, and it is tbougnt that when the enrollment is comp'eta the num ber of stude t wil be about as many as last year !n pitn of the iiandicap caused by the -smallpox quarantine last cpring. The building are in good shape, having undergone the usual summer 'tnovat'on an I many of the roons hav ing been painted and varnished. The outlook for the football team ia . food, as most, of lar.t years team are back, ond the services of a capable coach have- been secured. UNIONIST TO GO TO PARLIAMENT. Fair to-nicht and Thursday: cooler: that this year's event will see the largest west and northwest winds. Presence of Labor Candidate in Field Lost Race to Government. 7 ! London, Sept. 11. Major J. A. Hope,. a unionist, was to-uay elected a mem-: ber of Parliament for Midlothian Edin-' burghshire, in succession to Mjiter of Elibank, who was recently elevated to (he peerage. Hopes majority over hi Liberal opponent, Alex. Shaw, was 32. The government's loss was due to the presence of Laltor Candidate Provost Brown in the field. A Correction. Tn yesterday's announcement of the Barre evening drawing school, it was stated that a rebate of one-third the tui tion charge would be made to all pupils attending 30 per cent, of the sessions, which was incorrect, due to a typo graphical error. The rebate will be al lowed to all pupils attending 80 per cont. of the sessions.