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mi El MES VOL. XVI--XO. 163. liAUHE. VERMONT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. 1912 PRICE. ONE CENT. A WALK-OVER FOR GOV. FOSS Easily Defeated Pelletier For Democratic Nomination WALKER THE REPUBLICAN While Massachusetts Socialists Nomi nated Robert D. Sawyer as Candidate for Governor at the Primaries Held Yesterday. r Boston, Sept. 25. Democrats, Repub licans and Socialists are lined up for the jttate campaign of 1912, having chosen their party, loaders at yesterday's pri maries. Governor Eugene X. Foss, who von the primary contest over District .Attorney Joseph C. Telletier of Boston by a margin of 20,014 votes, will head the Democratic state ticket for the third time; and former Speaker Joseph Wal ter of Brookline, who defeated Col. Everett C JVnton of Boston by 10,302, will lead the Republicans. Robert D. .Sawyer was nominated by the Social ists for governor. The revised returns for governor are as follows: Democratic Foss, 03.018; Pellitier, 30.404. Republican Walker, 53,014; Benton, 43.K12. The Republican and Democratic par ties chose candidates for other state of flces, made nominations in sixteen con- jgressional districts, forty senatorial and nearly all the representative districts. WILSON'S BIG VICTORY IN HIS HOME STATE Governor's Candidate for United States Senatorial Nomination Easily De feated James Smith, Jr. Newark. X. J., Sept. 25. That Gov ernor Wilson won the victory in the New Jersey primaries yesterday was evident from the returns received to day, n his fight to prevent he nomi nation for I'nited States senator of for mer Senator James Smith, jr., the gov ernor carried the state by a plurality of about 20,000 votes, winning in every county except Essex county, the strong- ihold of the Smith forces. Gov. Wil son's candidate for senator was William 'Hughes. Among the Republicans there was no .contest over the United States senator ,ship. Senator Frank O. Briggs had no opposition. Other nominations to be made includ ed 12 congressmen, six state senators jand 60 members of the lower house of the assembly as well as municipal and county officials including the mayor of .'Newark. Tn one feature, of the day's voting 'leaders of the Progressive party claimed !to find much satisfaction. This was reg istration day as well as the occasion for naming candidates. In some dis tricts many men registered but refused 'to accept primary ballot. As any one ivoting disqualified himself from signing ithe petitions by which the progressives plan to nominate a full state ticket, loaders of that party claimed that all those who failed to vote but registered intended to support the Progressive cause. MARATHON RACE A FEATURE. At the Opening of the Brattleboro Fair Yesterday. Brattleboro, Sept. 2.1. The crowds which attended the opening of the 27th annual Valley fair here yesterday cared little Tor the rain winch fell in a drizzle nearly all of the afternoon. The feature of the day was the marathon race from Jlinsdale, Is. II., to the fair grounds ending . in the seven runners encircling the track five times, a distance of ten miles. With the exception of Risymond Uanerott. a Brattleboro boy, all of the men finished. Other starters were II. J. Havnsseur of Hinsdale, R. R. Taft of Springfield. .Mass., hiirh school, T. II Lilly and R. F. 1'iggot of Boston, James Henignn of Maiden. Mass., Andrew Sock- alexis of Oldtown, Me., and A. K. Sturgis or Hoston. The course was a typical Xew England road and ram fell during the entire raee The event was a handicap affair and Sturgis was scratch man. Bancroft and Levasseur were given four minutes 45 seconds; Taft. two minutes l; seconds; Lilly, one minute 15 seconds; Piggot one minute,; Hcnigan, 4.1 seconds; and Sockalexis, 30 seconds. The corrected time for the winners was; Lilly, 57 minutes 5 3-5 seconds; Sockalexis, 57 minutes 34 seconds; Henigan, OS minutes 12 seconds; Sturgis, 58 minutes 32 sec onds; Piggot, 58 minutes 37 seconds. Despite the rain the racing program was carried out in full. The summaries: 2:35 Tace, Purse $300. J. H. C, blkg. P. F. Pierce, Stan- stead, P. Q 1 1 1 Billy Buck, bg, M. C. Braley, Xo. Adams 2 5 2 J. A. T., bg, J. A. Tatero, Green field 4 2 3 Lazetta T bin, A. E. Taylor, Windsor 3 3 a Teddy R., C. R. Lyon & Son, High- gate 5 4 5 Haile Lnke. bg, J. G. Lloyd, Bel lows rails 0 uis Time-2:24Vi. 2:20, 2:27',. 2:17 Stack Pace, Purse $500. Frank Bogash, Jr., bg, Xewport stock farm 1 1 1 Ruth K., bm, G. B. Spencer, Hart ford 2 2 2 Susie M., blkm. Riverview stables, Fulton. X. V 3 3 3 The Builder, bg. S. F. Pierce, Stansteal. P. 0 4 4.4 Time 2:12. 2:12V4, 2:14. 2:24 Pace, Purse $300. Casey Jones, bg, H, S. Britton, Hartland 1 1 1 Lady A., bm. Xewport stock farm 2 2 2 Dr. Me, bg, E. J. Higgins, Bellows Falls 3 3 4 Johanna Patchen. blkm, J. P. . Hares, Greenfield 4 4 3 Time 2:22y4, 2:22, 2:23. LARGE GAIN AT UNIVERSITY STATE HOUSE APPOINTMENTS. Sergeant-at-Arms Parsons Announces Attaches for Legislative Session. Doors Opene'd at State Institu tion For 180 Freshmen FEWER MEDICAL STUDENTS This Is Due to the Fact That Entrance to This Department Requires One ' Year of Collegiate Instruction President Benton Spoke. WOMAN DIED WITHOUT TELLING OF RELATIVES UNBOSSED CONVENTION AT SARATOGA SPRINGS It Is Evident That Delegates to Repub lican State Convention in New York Will Select Their Own Candidates. Saratoga, X. Y., Sept. 25. The names .f temporary and permanent chairman, ithe only questions to be determined bv the Republican state convention, which met this noon, were settled this morn ing. The candidates and platform re main to be discussed. It may not lie until Friday, when it is expected the nominations will be made, that the tick et will be determined. The leaders made no effort to disguise the situation. Most attention is drawn to it as it is (evident the convention will be unbossed and that the delegates themselves will select the nominees. The meeting of the state committee last night was short and productive of nothing more than scheduled business. This was the filling of three vacancies in the list of presidential electors. In place of Thomas B. Dunn of Rochester, who resigned as elector-at-large on account of his nomination for congressman, the committee named Frederick C. Stevens or Attica, former state superintendent of public works. The vacancies left in the 25th and 30th districts by the com mittee, when it recommended" the list of electors on July 20, were filled bv nam ing Ogden Mills Reid of West Chester in the 25th, and Albert L. Sweet of Me dina in the 30th. Sergeant-at-Arms F. T. Parsons yes terday announced the following appoint ments of State House attaches for the coming legislative session: Assistant sergeant-at-nrms Herbert E. Slavtoh of Montpelier, regular. Second assistant George II. Beard ofi Watervillo. Third assistant Howard Brown of South Burlington. Assistant in . postoffiee Gordon W. Peston of Fair Haven. Governor's messenger Harvey K. Goodell, Whitingham. Secretary of state's messenger Raw son C. My rick, Bridport. House doorkeeper .James O. Kendall, Strafford. Assistant House doorkeeper Charles W. Steele, Highgate. Senate doorkeeper Fred II. Canfield, Arlington. Assistant Senate doorkeeper J. M. Powers, Athens. House messengers Earl Winslow of Clarendon: Winfield Footc of Cornwall; i Malvern Ellis of St. Johnshury : Philip Whitney of Northfield ; David Camp of Xewport ; Graydon Cameron of Xorton. Senate messengers Frank Bigwood of Winooski; Harvey Dodds of North Hero. Library messenger Howard Adams of Vergennes. Telephone operator Mrs. G. W. Bel knap of Montpelier. Janitor .John W. Hill of Montpelier, regular. Engineer D. J. Dwinell of Montpe lier, regular. Assistant engineer .lames Burke of Montpelier. Carpenter W. II. Montague of Wa ferbury Center. Watchman Ira IT. Edson of Mont pelier, regular. Sweeper Bert X. Peck, Montpelier; Charles O. Litchfield, Coventry; John W. Sexton, Montpelier; L. B. Eaton, Fays-ton. MONA LISA IN PRIVATE . ST. PETERSBURG GALLERY? Rumors Reach London That Articles Have Been Printed in Russian Paper That Stolen Painting Has Been Found. London, Sept. 25. Leonardo da Vinci's stolen masterpiece, "Mona Lisa," is hang ing on the walls of a private gallery in St. Petersburg, according to a reKrt published in a Russian paper, it has been intimated to the news agency here. The mysterious disappearance of the price less picture from the Ixnivre museum in Pnris caused a sensation last year. ROOSEVELT SAYS HE IS WELL REPAID Candidate for President Arrived at Lit tle Rock, Ark., To-day Feeling as if He Had Been Through Crusade. Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 25. "I feel as if I had been in a crusade," said Col onel Roosevelt. With the trip through the west at an end, he said he felt he had been well repaid for the western campaign. The colonel said he had heard good reports from the Progressive party in the south. CUMMINGS NOT GUILTY. Had Been Charged With Larceny from the Hollister Savings Bank. Boston. Sept. 25. Charles S. dim ming, a former State street broker, now serving five to ten years in state prison for uttering forged notes of the town of Framingham, was found not guilty of the charge of the larceny of $4,205.45 from the Hollister Savings bank in the superior court late yesterday. The jury was ordered by Judge Chase to bring in this verdict. Judge Chase ruled that no offense had been committed in Middlesex county, and that if any larceny bad been com mitted at all it had not been done in Suffolk countv. Burlington, Sept. 25. President Guy Potter Benton of the university of Ver mont to-day gave the student body "Some Lessons on Reconstruction" in his address opening the 122ud session of the state university. Because of in adequate accommodations in the college chapel, the exercises were held in the gymnasium. The preliminary registration shows 180 in the entering class. For the first time the college of medicine opened along with the colleges of arts and sciences, engineering and agriculture. The requirements of this college now in clude one year of academic collegiate work. The change has had the effect of putting the number of prospective doc tors down to a low figure but it has, on the other hand, raised the institution in the eyes of medical authorities. The enrollment of the state univer sity is now over six hundred which makes the total attendance a record breaking one by a large margin. In the freshmen enrollment the old classical college of arts and sciences leads off In point of numbers followed by the col leges of engineering, agriculture and medicine, respectively. President Benton said m part: "The appeal which 1 bring to this body of youniz people is for the cultiva tion of a healthful spirit of personal re construction a reconstruction hased upon an intelligent conception of past events, an intelligent appreciation of present opportunities and an equallv in- tellieent understanding of future possi bilities. 'Sanity in the reconstruction process," is the motto I would have you take now and for all time as vour motto. Yon ask when is the opportune time for persona! reconstruction! The an swer is when the spirit of the age de mands it. I know of no better time for intellectual reconstruction than dur ing the period of college life. The superficial and frivolous wait until the beginning of the new year to put into execution their reconstructive resolu tions. Thev make use of the artificial divisions of the calendar as excuse for delay and when the work of tearing down and rebuilding is begun with no better motive for the action than a chance of figures in the almanac, it is not hard to understand why there is so little heart in the work of destruction, and why the work of reconstruction ceases before the new year has grown older than the cries of infancy. " 'Xow is tlu1 accepted time: now is the day of salvation.' This was the declaration of the inspired writer near ly two thousand years ago. It is as true to-day as then. A new day, a new week, a new vear, inav make one seri ous and. ii mis seriousness lead to a review of the past and a reflection on the mistakes of the days that are gone before, if it brings a realization of the larger possibilities of a reconstructed life, then the new day, the new week, or the new year is the opportune time for the beginning of the reconstruction process in the life of any individual. Whenever the sense of need is realized by the thoughtful person, in mid-day, in mid-week or in mid-year, the time is at hand for the lieeinning of the recon struction process." Had Been in Rutland but a Short Time, Having Stopped on Way from Montreal to Boston. Rutland, Sept. 25. Refusing to tell of her relatives for fear of making them unhappy and telling those about her that she herself was unhappy, a strange woman giving the name of Mrs. Mae Ganey, supposed to have lived in or about Boston, died at the St. James hotel yesterday afternoon of an intes tinal trouble. She left the train here while on her way to Boston from Mon treal, where she attended the wedding of a brother, and when she registered complained of not feeling well. A phy sician was at once summoned and she had been confined to her bed until her death at 3:30 yesterday afternoon. Several cards in her' traveling bag bore the name of Mae Ganey and a pos tal was found among her effects ad dressed to Mrs. William Ganey. She had a wedding ring which looked as if at some time it had been cut from her finger. The. handbag carried by the woman contained two checks for trunks shipped to Boston and these were for warded, by Chief of Police T. C. Ells worth to Boston and the bagirage will lie returned to this city. When she reached Ktitianu sue was dressed in a white shirtwaist, black skirt and a long gray coat. ' She was about 30 vears old. of medium height and weight, fair com plexion and her hair was light in color. The sum of $14 was found among her effects. CHARGED WITH DOUBLE THEFT John . StarRey Denied Accusa tions and Demands Trial WAS ARRESTED LAST NIGHT Mrs. Luigia Colombo of George Street Claims Loss of $50, and Joseph Bianchi of Railroad Street Declares He Lost ' . Watch, Two Rings and Watch Fob. John Starkey of Railroad street was arrested last night by Officer John W WAS FOUND DEAD. Justin H. Blaisdell, Aged 82, Passed Away This Morning. The death of Justin H. Blaisdell, 82 years old and forty years a resident ol Barre, occurred at his home on .Wash ington street this morning around 0 o'clock. Several years ago the aged man suffered a revere shock, from which he never fullv recovered. He had been able to be about the house until last night and his death this morning came unex. pectedlv. Arthur W. Robinson, who lives on upper Washington street, had eared for the man lately and had bee.i absent from the house this morning but a few moment when Mr. Blaisdell died When Mr. Robinson returned from his home across the street, he started to rouse the sick man, but received no r' spouse. IJr. .Joe w. Jackson was called, and he found that Mr. Blaisdell had been dead several minutes. The deceased leaves no near relatives his second wife, who was formerly Miss Emeline A. Smith of this city, having died July 5, 1910. His hrst Wile and son by the former marriage are buried in Elinwood cemetery. Mr. Blaisdell was born m Haverhill, X. II., August 27, 1830 Much of his earlv manhood was passed In V..... V.l. 7!K...,: .l V T. .-.-,. Dineen on a warrant issued by State s Hp eHme t() Rfirre ab()nt forty ' VERMONT BAPTISTS AT ST. JOHNSBURY Officers Elected by the Various Organi zations and Encouraging Reports Received. St. Johnshury, Sept. 25. At the an nual meeting of the Vermont State Bap tist convention in session here there are 175 delegates and speakers in attend ance. Encouraging reports arc made by officers of the various organizations. The sessions will close today. Officers were elected as follows by the different bodies: The Young People union of the Bap tist State convention President, the Rev. W. F. Meyer, Bennington: vice president, the Rev, J. Harrison Thomp son, Ludlow; secretary, Miss Mabel L. Orton, Fairfax; treasurer, P. H. B'ake, Chester; auditor, . G. Crane, Burlington; leader of sacred literature courses, the Rev. Morgan Pease, Richford; superin tendent of junior work. Miss Julia A. Loomis. Bentiinsrton ; association leaders, Addison, the Rev. George F. Harvey, Verirennes; Danville, tiie Rev. P. H. White, Hardwick; Lamoille, the Rev. Morgan E. Pease. Richford; Nhaftsbury, the Rev. C W. Turner, Brandon; Ver mont Central. R. V. Caster, -Webster-ville; Windham, J. Wesley Rsfter. Wil mington ; Woodstock, tiie Rev. R. II. Tibnlls, South Londonderry. Historical Society President, the Attorney' .1. Ward Carver, charging him with grand' larceny. After Starkey had been formally charged with taking purse containing $50 from the home of Mrs. Luigia Colombo of George street, he was brought to police headquarters and searched. The sum of $23 in bills srd a gold watch were found on his person. About that time Joe Bianchi, who says he lives on Railroad street, was complaining to the authorities that a thief bad entered his bouse and pil fered a watch, two valuable rings, opal and sapphire, and a watch fob. The sequel to the two alleged thefts came out this morning, when Mr. Bianchi is said to have identified positively the watch found on Starkey as the time piece which mysteriously disappeared from his home yesterday forenoon. Therefore, on a warrant issued by Grand Juror Hugh H. Carpenter, Starkey was again arrested on a charge of larceny from Bianchi. The respondent was ar raigned before Judge H. W. Scott in city court this forenoon and to each of the charges he entered pleas of not guilty. Bail was fixed at $3Ml on each count and hearings were set for to-morrow morn ing. Starkev wa unable to procure bail and be will lemaiu at the police station until to-morrow. According to the story told bv Mrs. Colombo, who believes that the officers have the right man in custody. Starkey came to her house yesterday afternoon. She stepped into an adjoining room for a moment, leaving Starkey alone. When she returned, a purse containing the $50 bad disappeared. Her complaint and the arrest of the visitor followed. Joe Bianchi savs that the Intruder who gained possession of watch, opals and sapphires at his Railroad street home must have pried a screen from the cas ing in order to gain entrance. Members of the family were absent during the forenoon nnd "whoever committed the theft did the deed with a clear eoa ahead of him Starker stoullv asserts his innocence in both rases. The watch, he is said and his marriage to Miss Smith took place some time in the early '80's. Mr. Hlaiadell was a painter by trade ana followed this occupation while a resi dent of Barre. Latterly he spent much of his time reading, .although he was occasionally seen walking about the streets with the aid of crutches. He re tained an nctive interest in national and local affairs up to the last hours of his life. Mr. Blaisdell was a member of the Methodist church. The funeral probably will be held Fri day afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. F.lmer I". Xewell, pastor of the Hedding Meth odist church,-officiating. The burial'will take place in the family lot in Elmwood cemetery. $5,000 ALIENATION SUIT. Hev. Henry I rocker, Chester; viee-pres-1 0 have claimed, was purchased in Boston idont, the Hev. John H. Gow, HratMe-1 iBt winter for 4. Mr. Bi ARRANGING DETAILS OF WORLD SERIES National Baseball Commission Assembled in New York To-day to Settle AH the Preparations of the New York-Boston Games. Xew York, Sept. 25. Members of the national baseball commission, with rep resentatives of the Boston American and Xew York Xational league clubs, gath ered here to-day to fix the dates for the world's championship series, to settle the disputed question as to what and by whom the sale of tickets to the games shall be conducted, to fix the price for the seats, to formally announce the eli- boro; secretary ami treasurer, the Rev E. M. Mason. Saxtons River. Ministers' Conference and Aid Society - President, the Rev. R. E. B. F.stey. D. I)., Middloburv; vice-president, the Rev, S. P. Perry. Fair Haven; secretary, the Rev. W. S. Roardman. Fairfax; treasur er, Arthur G. Crane, Burlington; advisor to treasurer, J Jr. Davison. The nominating committee presented the following list of officers today for the State convention: President, John A. Greenwood, (liester; vice-president. Henrv Bond, Brattleboro; clerk, F. S. Tolman, St. Johnshury; trustees whose term expires in-1015, A. B. Clark. Reads lwo. Howard Crane. Willard Crane, E. M. Bixby. Poultney, B. A. Park. Chester, Col. Silas S. Ilsley, Middlehury ; trustee whose term expire in 1015. the Rev. E. E. Phillips of St. Johnshury, Free Bap tist, thus recognizing that denomina tion for the first time on the board of trustees. Bianchi. it Is said, discredits this statement and hints that the sum mentioned wouldn't buy the cogwheels In bis favorite timepiece. The respondent has retained Attorney M. M. Gordon to represent him in the hearing to-morrow. FULLER HOWARD. YOUNG BANK CLERK . STOLE ROLL OF $55,000 Later He Confessed for Fear That the Officers Would Suspect His Brother, He Returned the Money. I'ensacola, Fla.. Sept. 25. William II. Bell, a 20-vear-old bank clerk, last night confessed that he robbed the local First National bank Wednesday of a package containing $55,0tMl of the Louisville & Nashville payroll and sub stituted a worthless package in its place. Four that the olticers would suspect his brother caused Bell to confess. The young clerk hat! been in the employ of the bank for two years. Tuesday afternoon when the Louis ville 4 Xashville payroll was being fixed for shipment, he slipped the package containing the $55.00(1 into his locker oihlo iilni-crs anH to disnose of anv and substituted the dummy in its place. other business bearing upon the arrange-1 Tuesday night Bell took the package of ments for the games. money to his home in a suit case but After deciding upon the dates, the j activities by detectives and officials commission will invite the presidents of'ben the robbery became known caused the Xew York and Boston clubs to savjbim to return the money Saturday. for the honor of starting the series in their cities. DRAINAGE OF POND SHOWS NO BODY Just in, a fresh lot of Concord grapes from the vineyards. On sale at two baskets for 25c at Diversi Fruit Co. And Searchers for John M. Keenan, Dead or Alive, Are Puzzled to Know Which Way to Turn. Brettnn Woods. Sept. 25. Half a doz en export guides and woodsmen failed yesterday to uncover any traces of John M. Keenan of Charlestown, Mass., who now has been missing six days. The Imttpni of Milliken's pond on the slopes of Mount Washington was dragged without results, in the lielief on the part of several of the searchers that the young man had lieen drowned there. Tuckerman's ravine was scanned closely, but also to no avail. 'Young Keenan's whereabouts is as much of a mystery as when he disappeared in a cloud which rested on the mountain top last Wed neday, from a surveying party with whjch he was a rod man. LOYAL WAR GOVERNORS' CONFERENCE TO-DAY Important Gathering Held at Altoona, Pa., With President Taft in Attend ance, Together with Gov. Tenor. Altoona, Pa., Sept. 25. This was pres ident ami governor's dav at the Altoona celebration in anniversary of the Loyal War Governors' conference held here fifty years ago to consider the Civil war situation. President Taft and Govern or Toner were guests of honor, while United States Senator Penrose, members of Congress and desoeiidont of several Civil war governors, who partici pated in the famous conference, helped in the celebration. Former Governor William Sprague of Rhode Island fiartieipated in the famous conference, lelped in tiie celebration. Former Gov ernor William Sprague of Rhode Island is the sole survivor of the meeting, but was too feeble to attend the celebra-1 tion. Barre Young Woman Bride of Boston Newspaper Editor. A pretty autumn wedding took plaej at the" home of Mr. and Mrs. Leander Howard of 1(5 South Main street this afternoon at 2 o'clock, when their daugh ter. Florence K. Howard, was married to Raymond G. Fuller of Boston, Rev. J. K. Fuller of Johnson, father of thf groom, performing the ceremony. The bridesmaid was Miss Esther Fitts of this city and John H. Fuller of Brandon, a brother of the groom, aeted as best man. The ceremony took place in the parlor under an arch of evergreen and asters. The bride was charmingly gowned in white crepe de cbene over white messaline, and the bridesmaid wore white chiffon over coral pink silk. The double ring service was used. After the ceremony, a dainty parfait lunch was served the wedding guests bl the dining-room. The table was tastily arranged with flowers, and sweet peas were used with good effect about the room. The bride is a graduate of Spaulding high school in the class of 1007. For two years she was a teacher in the grad ed schools at South Barre and during the past three years she lias been en gaged at the Mathewson school in this citv. The groom attended the university of Vermont and Middlebury college. At the present time he is an associate editor of the Ikiston Transcript. After a short wedding trip. Mr. jnd .Mrs. rnllcr will make their home in Cambridge. Mass. Among the guests present from out of the citv were Mr. and Mrs.- Don S. Bridgman of Hanover, X. H.. Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Xash and Miss Mary Xash of Hanover, Rev. and Mrs. J. K. Fuller of Johnson. Robert S. Fuller of Johnson and John H. Fuller of Brandon. Everett A. Morse Sues Otis R. Lawrence Both Patnamsville Parties. When Washington county court con vened yesterday morning, it was found that the first case to come up by special assignment, that of Manual Cabral against George E. May, had been settled and the case was discontinued. The next case, Everett A. Mors: against Otis R. Lawrence, a suit for $,",000 for the alienation of his wife's affections, had' to be put over until after the noon recess, on account of the delay of one of the attorneys in coming from Hardwick. Both sides introduced testi mony, Morse stating that Lawrence was a resident at his home in 1000, up to which time he and his wife had lived happily; but that he did not like the way things went and said so, where upon his wife said that if Lawrence left she should, too, and did so, coming to Montpelier in 1910 and renting an apart ment. Mr. and Mrs. Morse were living in I'utnamaville at the time of the trou ble, and after she left she filed a peti tion for divorce, of which Mr. 'Morse claimed to know nothing until he read it in the papers. Witness said lie had been arrested for forgery and after pleading guilty he made an arrangement whereby he served only six months of a minimum sentence of two years at Windsor. While there he said he was broken of the morphine habit, to which ho was addicted at the time of his in carceration. He couldn't tell just when he was released, but his wife worked hard to get him out. Lawrence said he had accompanied Mrs. Morse to some places, but almost invariably at the suggestion of Mr. Morse himself. Dawson Murray, a teamster who had worked for Mr. Morse, testified against Lawrence. Court adjourned without completing the cross-examination of the plaintiff. The following jury was drawn to hear the case: W, H. Angel, Woodbury; Aus tin A. Gove. Calais; O, W. Guernsey, Calais; H. A. Howe, Rpxbury; D. C. Howard, Baire Town; Ray Fage, Plain- field; F. W. Towers, Waterbury; R. M. Prav, Woodbury; W. R. Putnam, Cabot; H. C. Reed. Berlin; O. G. Stewart, Mont pelier; E. A. Stinison, Roxbury. State's Attorney J. Ward Carver has filed informations against the following respondents who are out on bail from the lower (ourts: A. L. Foster, Odule Gilbert. Mrs. A. Blnnoe, Victor Villa, C. Brusa, P. Gerniino, V. Fracasia, Assuntia Battinclli. R. Mier, Burt Allen, A. Blanco, (J. Bitossi, all for selling. Clarence Good ell of Woodbury for open and gross lewd ness; Ralph Burnett and Arthur York, for larceny of a horse; R. II. MeXulty of Waterbury for obtaining money for hedgehog bounties under false pretenses. NOT m PURCHASE City Wants to Learn More About Title to "Common" IT WAS DECIDED LAST NIGHT Council, Sitting as a Committee of thr Whole, Engaged in a Long and Ear nest Discussion of the Gospel Village Property. RAILROAD ENGINEERS HERE. RAILROAD TRAFFIC SUSPENDED. By Strike of Spanish Colony of Cata loona To-day. rerpigan, France. Sept. 25. Railroad traffic was completely suspended in the Spanish province at Catalonia to-day, and there was considerable destruction of property at various stations by strik ers who left work at midnight. De spatches from Barcelona say the mili tary is now in control. Important lUeeting of Clerks. Rrtail dorks, special notice! All mem bers of our local R. f. I. P. A. are here-; Central Vermont Surveyors to Do Wori In and About Barre. A squad of fifteen civil engineers in charge of Assistant Engineer G. M. Thompson of the Central Vermont rail road have arrived in the city to complete the final survey of the Burre Granite Railroad Co.'s proposed road to the quar ries. The men will be quartered at the City hotel, anil it is expected that the work will occupy six weeks. A man connected with Central Vermont affairs in this citv stated to-dav that the engi neers were to take the final grades over the line marked out in the preliminary survey last winter. It is believed that these steps are tak en preparatory to letting the contract for the grading, and the company's ac tion in putting a corps of fifteen engi neers in the field is taken as an indica tion that active operations on the road bed will be started this fall. ONE POLICEMAN KILLED. And a Number Others Were Seriously Shocked. Philadelphia. Sept. 2.1.--One policeman was instantly killed, another was sear ed and rendered unconscious, and a num- In their weekly get-together last evea ing the city fathers got so close that If looked for a time as if an iron bai would be necessary to pry thera apart It was all over the question of acquir ing tne uospei Village common sc that the school commissioners woulo feel justified in going ahead with a pro ject to beautify the land in front of the Lincoln school. The discussion wai the most earnest the council member! have indulged in for several moons, but while earnest, it w-as also conducted i friendly fashion by two sides. - One side, headed by Mayor Thurston, demanded that the Congregational church, which proposed to sell the "com mon, give as good a title as theyvs got" in return for $1,000, which was the sum asked, while on the other side, Alderman Patterson insisted that a 00 year lease ending with the purchase un der "satisfactory deed" was all the city could ask and all the church could give. I lie majority of the council, or commit tee of the whole, as it really was, seemed to be in favor of the former proposi tion, dismissing at once any suggestion of taking a quit-claim deed and demand ing a warranty deed, or one as good the church holds. This matter of acquiring the "com mon, three acres, more or less, as old as - the city, nnd s'ieesi .. councils have tried to di-on:i'. themselves irom the tangle aim t what they thought was right, .loit . : -,i , to no avail. The basis on whi, h present city council is- working i- . vote of a city meeting, antlim-inn. i' purchase at a price not to exceed j I .'Ul "provided a good legal title' is given. In the discussion, the century -oh! (105 years, to be exact) record wn brought out, a deed showing where Na than Carpenter conveyed to the "moot-ing-house proprietors" the three acres about the meeting-house, subject to thf restriction that the land should over 1 used as a "common," while a deed 1800 was produced, showing where "Congregational society" conveyed to tN "Congregational church" all its est"' holdings in JJarre, which, liy the w:in made no mention whatever of the Go pel Village "common," The hitter rev elation raised the question of the pres ent Congregational church's ownership in the land, the opinion being advanced by someone that it did not have any title to the property. Opinion of former City? Attorney Car ver was read, advising against the ic ceptance of a quit-claim deed and de claring that he would not sanction it. and another by the same declaring that the city could lease the property for a short term of years, perhaps not more than fifteen years. The opinion. of the present city attorney, E. L. Scott, bus not been sought as yet. but it is like'v to be sought before the discussion is end ed. Alderman Patterson beinc so minded. For two hours and a half the council wrestled with the proposition, and the upshot of the discussion was that I ho committee of the whole notify the business committee of the church that it will be prepared to meet them at the latter s convenience and that the busi ness committee be asked to present evi dences of their title to the property. Board of Aldermen Met Also. Prior to the meeting of the committee of the whole last evening, the nldermevi held a regular meeting, at which small routine matters were taken up. Usual weekly warrants were paid, including 348.41 for the street department. ?7l.-li , for the water department. $70.37 for the. fire department and $71.50 for the polica department. The license committee recommending against granting n restaurant license to T. Gabelloni, the board accepted the re port, as. aho, it did the report of tha street committee against allowing tho claim of Mrs. Isabella D. Smith for dam age done to her property on Elm street by reason of the Easter flood. I'nfavorablo report was presented by the water committee on the request for city water to be extended from Jones Bros.' plant to the city line, north, tho length of the proposed extension being 4.100 feet, the cost $4,500. and the an nual income at present $73. Aldermnii Dawson protested that it wns not doing right by the granite- plant of Uunghi Ossola, but the board accepted thereport. Building reports were granted as fol lows: A. Brignobi to build a barn on Farwell street; A. C. Adams to build an addition to dwelling, 212 South Main street; Mrs. Pauline Ceresola to build piazza on house nt 31 Berlin street. William F. Smith was granted permis sion to move a henhouse on Patterson street, and W. F. Richardson was given similar right to move a small building back on Hill street. The Bane railroad, through Supt. Stebbins, reported that there would h no further delay in moving the old Shepard house on Prospect street in th rear of the city hall, provided the coun cil didn't grant further extension of timo to the contractor, A. B. Lane. E. Letoiirneau's lunchroom license was transferred to F. I. Church, and Mr. Church's lunchcart license to L. G. Hun toon. John Clenry got a pool table li cense transfer from 371 to 300 X'orth lier of others were loss seriously shocked by informed that an important com-!"""1' att,'mlt'"-' to report from call Mam street. On motion of Alderman nlunieation was received from the mer-! ,,oxf'8 "' U ,st '''"li'delplna yesterday j Dawson, the street committee was nu- tnori.eo to investigate tne stream near Mr. Coghlan's property in the fourth ward, to see whoso duty it is to rlenr the street of an obstruction: and tho chants' association, which will be read i 'h''. V"7 toU'Ph""p .ir' became and will also be acted iipon at the regu-1 '" "- """f1"' eie.ir..-,,, imn. , lar meeting to-night, which will be held i f pt? .-, ..... in K of P hull of T.tn -i.i. ti.:J Policeman George Y . l reemun receiv is of importance to every member, so do! eil . fi,'1 "bock when he inserted his i committee of the whole, on request c.' not fail to be present. K. J. Maggiani. tec. cee. Weather Forecast. Probably rain to-night and Thursday; east wind. kev in the call box. I Alderman Ward, will investignte a prop Policeman J. F. MoCurry. a few blocks osition to widen the enst end of .-ors away, was knocked unconscious, and j street, now two and a half rods, to thn House Sergeant Fox, who was receiving j rods, to prepare for probable b-iildi'ig the calls at the station house, was hurled i np of that section. The committor of across the room by the force of the 'the whoie set the time for the invest i shock. cation as Saturday afternoon.