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VOL. XVI--XO. 151.
While Male Companion Was
Dying of Bullet Wound
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.
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.
Northwestern Vermont Hard
Hit Last Evening
Conductor on One Train Reports Seeing
Seven Fires on One Trip, While
Street Car Passengers Saw
Five Near St. Albans.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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."
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
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
Aviator Schmidt Went Up Twice
at Northfield Fair
On Second Day of Fair the Grounds Were
Thronged With People To-day'i
Program Put Over Till To-
morrow Because of Rain.
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.
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.
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.
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
They Stated That the Night Service In
capacitated Them For Their Occu
pations the Following Day
Election Bill is $486.
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
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
Bankers Expect to Complete Work on
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.
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.
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.

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