OCR Interpretation

The Barre daily times. (Barre, Vt.) 1897-1959, October 24, 1912, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Vermont

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn91066782/1912-10-24/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

VOL. XVI--XO. 188.
$5,000 STOLEN
On Which Ernest A. Harris of
Eastport, Me., Was Arrested
Assistant Postmaster at Eastport Was
Arrested To-day by Federal Officers
Letters, Besides Money, Are Al
leged to Have Been Kissing.
Eastport, Me., Oct. 24. Embezzlement
of $5,000 from the Kastport postofflee
was the charge on which Assistant Post
master Ernest A. Harris was arrested
here to-day by federal ofhYPrs. Jt is
alleged by postoffloe inspectors that in
addition to alleged stolen money, many
letters have been missed from the ol
fioe. Assistant PostmaBter Harris has been
in the Kastnort ollice for six years. He
is thirty years of age and hag a wifo
and four children.
W. C. Flynn Sued Isaac Patnauda of
Colchester on Contract.
Burlington, (Vt. 24. The jury in the
case of W. C. Flynn v. Isaac Patnaudeof
Colchester yesterday returned a verdict
for the plaintiff to recover 91 ,1.12.40 ami
roe tn. The amount sued for was about
$1,000, the action being over a contract
to build barn.
The cnso of Joseph W. Robinson of
.Milton v. the .Masonic, rrotective asso
ciation of' Worcester, Mass., occupied
the attention of county court yesterday.
The plaintiff wan represented 1V Cowle
& Stearns, and the defendant iy R. K.
Brown. After several witnesses had
been heard the jury was excused to the
ante-room while the attorneys argued
on a motion that a verdict l directed.
This cii hp was one in which the plaintiff
sought to recover tNl on an indemnity
policy, for alleged incapacity from an
injury to a finger which" resulted in a
"frog" felon. At the conclusion of the
arguments, the court directed a verdict
against the plaint iff.
Two points were at issue in .the rase.
The first was whether the plaintiff could
recover for the injury itself and the sec
ond whether he could recover for the
sickness which followed. The court held
in directing the verdict that the plain
tiff could not recover for the injury be
cause no mark of the injury were vis
ible until some time afterwards, when
New York, New Haven & Hart
ford t. R. Issues Statement .
Statement Says That an Inspector Went
Over the Track a Short Time After
Accident and Found the Track
in Good Condition,
New TTaven, Conn., Oct. 24. Denial
of the allegations that rotten ties caused
thn wreck at West port on October 3,
was given in a statement issued .to-day
by the Xew York. Xew Haven & Hart
ford railroad, several lives being lost in
And Roosevelt Hope to Begin Work
Very Soon.
Oyster Bay, X. Y., Oct. 24. The bar
rier" between Sagamore Hill and the rest
of the world is up and nothing is to be
seen of Colonel Roosevelt. . A few vis
itors, however, succeeded in getting past
and through them the news filtered out
that the colonel was steadily improving.
At nine o'clock last night, after his phy
sicians had examined his wound, they
gave out this bulletin:
"Colonel Roosevelt has been resting
in bed since bis return home and is dis
tinctly better. The wound shows that
the healthy healing processes are going
(Signed) "Dr. Jos. A. Blake, Dr. Oeo.
Ji. Brewer, Dr. Alexander Lambert, Dr.
Oeo. W. Faller."
Colonel Roosevelt took a dip into pol
iticg once more yesterday. One of his
callers was George V. Perkins of Xew
York who, with Senator Dixon of Mon
tana, has charge of the colonel's cam
paign. Colonel Roosevelt has been im
patient to see Mr. Perkins and to get
in touch with the political . situation
again, after being out of the fight for
more, than a week.
Dr. Lyman Abbott of Xew York and
bis sons, Lawrence and Ernest, who are
associated with Colonel Roosevelt, also
spent a short time at Sagamore Hill.
The colonel was permitted to sit up
for a time and even moved about the
house ft bit, but Mrs. Roosevelt kept a
close watch on him to prevent him from
over exerting himself.
Dr. Terrill of Dallas, Texas, Colonel
Roosevelt's physician during the cam
paign, who is staying at Oyster Bay to
keep a close watch, visited Sagamore
Hill twice during the day.
"Colonel Roosevelt is getting along in
fine shape," said the doctor. "He was
more active to-day, and had more
Col. Cecil Lyon of Texas, the ex
president's traveling companion on his
campaign tours, is staying at Sagamore
Hill during the period of convalescence.
He said Colonel Roosevelt was improv
ing so rapidly that he expected to be
Imek at work soon. In addition to the
fpeeeh which ( olonel Roosevelt is to
make in Xew York next week, he prob
ably will address his neighbors in this
and surrounding towns at a rally in
Oyster Bay on the night before election.
the felon apearel. I he court held that ! the wreck The statement said that the
the plaintiff was limited as to his sick- j trHI.r wa jn.pected by an inspector of
nvtm iv original prom i cm safety appliances of the interstate coin-
defendant company hail already made j .rcc commission immediately after the
the plaintiff ft tender of $104, which ho wreck and pronounced it in goixl eondi
can accept and out of which he will have 'tion.
to pay the costs. As a very nne point is
Special City Meeting Called to Provide
When the Montpelier city council met
last night, it was found decenary to
call a special city meeting ihurwlay
evening, November 7, to authorize the
council to borrow from other funds or
raise special tax to meet a deficit of
at least 737.13. In this connection
the following report was givent Total
cash for balance of year, f 4U,;M.WZ; cs'
timated expense) for balance of year
$50,342.05, leaving a deficit of 14 .037. 13
Adding to this fti.&ou estimated expense
for February, 101.1, makes total deficit
of 17,3.17.13. Unless this $7437.13 is
given t li council the various depart
ment of the city government will be
crippled to an extent which will make
an v tlung like efficient service impossible,
Several of the streets at bunnyside
were conveyed to the city, while some
of the deeds were refused until modillcd.
The Vermont Kngiiieers' society asked
tlie use of tue memoriul room in the city
hall on the forenoon of October 31, which
was granted, but Mayor Estee wante.!
it understood that no Rarre people
should attend, (ieorgo A. Heed of Harre
is the clerk of the society
Overseer of the Poor Ijimphere a few
weeks ago asked that the city furnish
him a team and he has been given the
use of a pair of horses from the street
department. J he usual licenses and
involved in the case it is probable that
it will be taken to the supreme court.
Issued Statement To-day Showing Why
Taft Should Be Retained in His
Washington, D. C, Oct. 24. Secre
tary of State Knox issued to-day a
campaign statement setting forth
reasons why President Taft should be
retained in office. Secretary Knox ap
plauded the president's foreign policy,
laying stress on the maximum and min
imum feature of the tariff program. He
referred especially to the arbitration
treaties negotiated with Great Britain
and France and to the administration's
interference to prevent bloodshed in
Central America.
Tafts Had
Exploded During Fire, "Killing Five and
Injuring Four.
, North Bay, Ont., Oct. 24. Five men
were instantly killed, a woman fatally
injured and three other persons seriously
hurt yesterday when a magazine con
taining 100 tons of powder exploded
during a fire in the Energite factory at
Haileybury. The building was blown
to pieces and the property loss amounted
to thousands of dollars. Scores of girl
employes were warned in time to escape
although many of them were slightly
hurt by debris.
The dead are: IT. Long, superintend
ent; Thomas Poppleton, Wm McLaugh
lin and Fred Krickson, all survived by
families, and Robert Young was un
married. Mrs. Fred Eriekson was
struck by a piece of flying metal and
will die.
The fire started in the grinding de
partment of the powder room. Superin
tendent Long and the others who were
killed remained in the burning building
to light the names after they had warn
d others to leave.
a Sticky Trip Into Maine
Poland Springs, Me., Oct. 24. Over
greasy roads and througn a misty rain,
the President and Mrs. Taft, Misi Helen
Taft and Mrs. ' Thomas K. laughlin,
Mrs. lafts sister, motored yesterday
front Beverly to Poland Springs. Secre
tary of State Knox came as far as
Portsmouth, X. H., but turned back
The president made several short talks
but none of them political!. At Ports
mouth he visited the navy yard and the
building where the peace treaty between
Russia and Japan was signed. Speaking
to the naval yard employes, he criticised
congress for not appropriating for two
battleships instead of one.
The president said last night that Mr.
Knox left the party at Portsmouth after
a brief discussion of almost all the dip
lomatic problems that are troubling the
United States. There was no time to go
iuto details and it. was decided that the
conference should be resumed in Wash
ington next week.
Mr. Taft told friends here that he I
talked over the situation in Mexica,
Xiearagua, San Domingo, Cuba, China
and the Balkans, with Mr. Knox in the
two-hour ride to Portsmouth. The ques
tion of Great Britain's attitude toward
free passage for American ships through
the Panama canal was not taken up at
all. It will be discussed in Washington.
The president said that the resigna
tion of C. F. Adams, as assistant regis
trar of the treasury, will be accepted
and that Mr. Strickland of Arkansas
will be appointed in his place. Both are
Claimed for Woman's Suffrage Some
Reflections on Vermont Lawa.
Burlington, Oct. 24. Addressing 200
people at the Van Xess house last night
in behalf of woman's suffrage, Mrs.
Rastall of Kansas said that some of
the results of suffrage for women would
be better and cleaner men in office, and
an amendment to many of the laws that
now keep women in servitude instead
of giving them equal citizenship with
men. She asked her hearers if they
were aware that in Vermont to-day no
married mother has a legal right to her
child. And. further, whether they knew
that any father could legally will his
child away from its mother.
Likewise she pointed out that the Ver
mont law provided that the age of con
sent of a girl is placed at In" years. ' No
man, said the speaker, who helped frame
that law was ever thinking of his daugh
ter or his home, but was thinking, rath
er, of protecting his son from black
mail. Women need the ballot, said
Mrs. Rastall, for the purpose of self-
education and to protect themselves
from just such laws as these and many
Women will eventually enter into ev-
cry corner of the earth and purify the
dark places by means of the ballot.
woman ballot means that she be
lieves she is capable of self-government.
Women do not wish to be subjects, but
citizens. The ballot is needed by wom
en to educate and broaden their ideas
and, most of all, said Mrs. Rastall, the
ballot would keep women young by giv
ing them something to think about be
sides themselves.
permits were granted, and the following
bills ordered paid: Montpelier Military
hand, "dOO; water department, 9127.35;
poor department. $ 422.07; street depart
ment, $212.53. The reception to Presi
dent Taft cost $102.0.5, which was $2.03
over the appropriation.
Stone slied owner on the Winooskl
were ordered to cease dumping matci!
into the river or on the bank. Supt. of
Streets Roberta was given order to
take care of Hubbard park brook, under
the direction of the sewer committee.
According to Order Issued To-day to
Officers in Charge of All Recruit
ing Stations of U. S.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 24. Adjutant-
General Andrews to-day informed all
recruiting officers of the army that aft
er November' 1 all enlistments must be
for periods of seven, instead of four
years. After four years' service, the
soldiers will be transferred to the army
reserves, subject to recull when they are
House Proposes to Raise Pay
From 50 Cents to $1.50
Member from Dummertton Called it "Le
galized Hold-up" When a Constable
Told Him to Serve Seven Hours
for Half a Dollar.
Ralph E. Kimball Died Yesterday at His
Home in Woodsville.
Woodsvillc, X. H., Oct. 24. At 10:30
o'clock yesterday, Ralph E. Kimball died
at his home on Highland street, where
he had been confined for nearly a year
with a lingering illness. He was 35
years of age, was well known and had
John G. Mascott, Formerly of Barre, Is
Fighting for Greece.
Nicholas (j. Mascott, manager of the
Barre candy kitchen, this morning re
ceived correspondence from immediate
relatives from hi fatherland, Greece.
One of the correspondents ia Johfi G.
Mascott, a brother of the manager of
the candy shop, and the other is from an
uncle, Peter Tanvakis, an elderly gen
tleman, a member of the board of ex
change at Athens.
John Mascott, well known in Barre
through his connection with the local
store, has enlisted in a regiment of in
fantry from Athens and is well on his
way to the thick of the war. In divulg
ing the war news Mr. Mascott says that
the . Grecian rare is thoroughly aroused
and with such patriotic spirit as they
are exemplifying they will lay down
their lives for the cause they are called
,int,,r fri.t, wl.1 ol 4Klu ,1u,.A mi1 it-ne am.
ploved ns traveling salesman for th J to .th".ir fat,h,,r!.amK JIr- 'sw" in"
itoibrook Grocery company, having
One Sentenced, Another Fined and Tird
Put Under Bonds.
Bristol, Oct. 24. Hearings were held
Tuesday in the case of Arthur, Solon
and Clayton Prince for breaking open
expres packages of liquor and peddling
the same. Solon was sentenced to the
house of correction for three month for
larceny, and fined $300 and costs for
selling, the latter kept in reserve. Clay
ton was fined $5 and eota and given
time to pay. Arthur was bound over to
county court in the sum of $300. Solon
was taken t Rutland yesterdav bT
Deputy Sheriff O. S. Fsrr. 'justice C. W.
Xorton presided. Orsnd Juror E. R.
Palmer for the state. Bail was furnished
in Arthur case.
So Edward Riley of Burlington Was Put
Under A neat.
Pnrlimrton. Oct. 24. Edward Riley of
Cedar street wa arrested near bi home
last evening for flourishing a 32 calibre
revolver, which loaded, in the face
of a number of the neighbor and mem
bers of hi family. A call vm oent in
to police headquarter hot when the Of
ficer arrived he wa discovered turn
dmtanre aar in biding behind a post.
The snaa ihwul of being tntori-
ctct and rret4 oa that charge.
Thrilling Rescue off Atlantic City Took
a Whole Day.
Atlantic City, X. J., Oct. 24. Federal
crews from, four different stations late
vesterditv saved the crew of lfl from the
Italian bark, Caterina, bound from Mon
tevideo for Xew York with a cargo of
bone. The rescue was accomplished by
use of the breeches buoy after a thril
ling 12-hour battle that started at day
break yesterday morning. A terific
gale and high seas made the work ex
tremely dangerous.
served as such - for the past ten years
previous to his illness.
Mr. Kimball was the son of William
J. and Lydia R. Kimball of Mclndoe,
Vt., and was born in that village Nov.
25, 1876. He was united in marriage
to Genevieve Stevenson of Mclndoe Oct.
14, 1003, and his wife nnd two small
children, Mildred and Elmore, survive
Besides these he leaves a mother; one
brother, Loyd Kimball of Massachusetts,
and seven sisters, as follows: Mrs. How
ard Taisey of Griffin, P. Q. ; Mrs. Dan
iel Paris of Lj'ndon, Vt. ; Mrs. Thomas
Murry of Monroe; Mrs. Fred I.eighton
of Bath; Mrs. George Ramsdell of (Juild
hall, Vt.; Mrs. S. 0. Blodgett and Mrs.
Alice H. Field of Woodsville.
The funeral will Is? held on Saturday
morning at 11 o'clock at the home, and
the body will be taken to Mclndoe for
But As Yet Turkey Has Said Nothing
About Exodus of Greeks and Their
Money from the United States.
Washington. D. C, Oct. 24. Whether
Turkey can or will protest against the
Is Report from the Smallpox Situation
in Barre To-day.
Except for the reports of sore arms
due to vaccination, there is nothing new
in the smallpox situation in Barre.
There are no new or suspicious cases,
and those suffering from the disease
are making rapid recoveries. Quarantine
will be lifted from one or two cases be
fore the week is out.
Dr. If. D. Holton of Brattleboro. sec
retary of the state board of health, who
was in Montpelier to-day, expressed
himself as well pleased "with the vigor
ous and effective methods prosecuted in
Barre to wipe out the disease.
Health Officer Lindsay of Montpelier,
whose recent order was interpreted gen
erally to mean that he intended there
should be no intercourse whatever be-
tends to keep his brother well versed in
progress of the war against the- Turks
and unless high army officials bar mail
matter from the front to foreign coun
tries the manager of the candy kitchen
will lie in receipt of much information
about the battles against Turks. The
letter forwarded from John Mascott
bear the stamp mark of Xafplion, in
me vicinity 01 me iianger .one 01 rue
According to the letter from Mr. Mas
cott's elderly uncle, all Athens is aglow
and the population is augmented daily
by sons of Greece, who have cast their
livelihood in other countries. On the ar
rival of these patriotic sons, regiments
are leaving the ancient town for the
exodu of Greeks and their hundreds of i tween Barre and Montpelier, now says
thousands of dollars from the I'nitedjthat his order wa not intended to pro
State in order to protect the Balkans I hibit travel between the two cities but
against Turkish rule is a question that
is ooeupving the officials here. Thus far
Turkey ha offered no protest. The at
titude which will be assumed bv the
I'nited State in the event that such a
contingency is reached is a delicate
LOSS WAS $3,000.
to prevent intercourse except on buninesa
of importance, meaning to shut out so
cial calls, visits, loitering, etc.
When Fire Destroyed House and Two
Barna in Colchester.
Colchester, Oct. 14. At 5:30 yester
day morning fire that caught in some
way from a kitchen fire caused the de
struction of the house and all but two I
bam on the W. H. Severance farm,
rented and occupied by Joseph Lucia.
There were many ben and pg burned
and also mM of the horsehoH furni
ture. The lo I estimate. at JU.l.
No insurance was carried on the furni
ture, but the bouee i d to
Miss Alice M. Reagan Who Was Injured
at Montpelier.
In the case of Mis Alice M. Reagan
v. the Boston .A Maine railroad and the
Montpelier A Well River railr-wd,
which ha been on trial in Franklin
cunty court this week, the jury re
turnei a Verdict for the plaintiff to re
cover the sum of $2.V0 and eot. yes
terday. The rlint IT was injured while
alighting from a train at Montpelier in
the summer of 1911. '
"The Minister and His Ministry" Will
Be Subject Discussed.
The Montpelier union of Congrega
tional ministers will meet at the Y. M.
C. A. rooms in Montpelier next Tuesday.
The morning session will be devoted to
fifteen-minute papers on "The Minister
and His Ministry," divided into the fol
lowing sub-topic : (1) "In the Studv,"
C. H. Chapin; (2) "In the Pulpit." V.
L. Boicourt; (3) "In the Parish," P. B.
Fisk; general discussion opened by
John Irons. In the afternoon, each min
ister will give an outline of a recent
At Yesterday's Session of Washington
County Court.
Two decision were given in divorce
case in Washington county court yes
terday. Joseph Bianchi being granted a
bill from Delia Bianchi on the ground
of adultery, and Lena E. Blouin from
George Blouin, on the ground of will
ful desertion. Alimony of $200 waa
ordered in the latter case.
Weather Prediction.
Rsin to-night, except fair in Vermont.
Fndav fair anl colder; brisk to mod-
be Welljerate high drifting wind, becoming
Was Former Well-Known Figure in Eng
lish Politics.
London. Oct. 24. Viscount Peele, the
sneaker of the House of Common from
1SS4 to 1P!U, died to-dy at the age
of 83 year, lie w created a vis
count on hi retirement from the speak
ership. Viscount IVele served a chair
man of the British commission to the
St. Loni exposition.
State House, Oct. 24.
What looked like a quiet and unin
teresting session from the standpoint
of visitors was changed directly after
the morning budget of bills to-day. For
nearly 30 minutes the debaters wrestled
with House bill 61, introduced by Mr.
Knight of Dummerston, to increase the
fees of jurors in justice cases from 50
cents to 11.50 a day. Mr. Hapgood
thought it unwise to increase the fee,
as it would have a tendency to make
the job-sought after. Mr. Knight came
to the rescue of his measure and en-
ivened things by characterizing his re
cent service on a jury in Windham coun-
v a a rase of hold-up, when the eon-
stable offered him 50 cents for serving
seven hours, paying $1.00 for a team,
50 rent. for hi dinner and 50 cents for
his horse's meal.
He told of being held up by Indians
and highwaymen while in the West,
but these events in his career he con
sidered less in the nature of a hold-up
than the order of the constable that he
hould serve on a justice jury at 50
cents a day.
Mr. Brown of Eden thought a fee of
cents was "legalized robbery." Mr.
'ook of Lyndon supported the present
aw of 50 cents a day, as providing a
court of justice for a poor man. He
called attention to the fact that under
the promised law it would cost $! to
secure a justice court "jury, or 13 more
than a county court jury costs. Mr.
Weld of Berkshire spoke in favor of the
increase of fees. There were hut few
voices against the measure when the
vote was taken, and the bill was passed.
Guildhall's Contested Election.
The House committee on election aft
er threshing out the contested Guildhall
election case at a second hearing lute
yesterday afternoon took an informal
ballot showing that it was the sense
of the committee that the five so-called
"defective" ballots thrown out should
hWvbtiountel for Walter L. Ball,
the contestant for the seat now occupied
in the House by Daniel Kellum. There
was one dissenting vote in the com
mittee. When the matter was taken up
in the House this morning, the commit
tee made no recommendations, other
than that the report lie and be printed
in the journal Friday.
The Senate read the third time and
passed three of its own bills, as follows:
Establishing and defining the duties of
a board of commissioners for the promo
tion of uniformity of legislation ; amend
ing the act relating to settlement of
accounts by town officers; and relating
to powers of probate court in respect
to mortgages and leases.
Bills Introduced in House.
Bv Mr. Katon of Rovalton, an act
to -amend No. 31 of the acts of 1910.
relating to the exemption of soldiers'
homesteads from taxation. Exempts to
extent of $500, provided aggregate estate,
other Jinan wearing apparel and house
hold furniture, exceeds $1,000. To com
mittee on prand list.
By Mr. How-ley of Burlington, an act
to appropriate a certain sum for the
Vermont State Firemen's association.
To committee on appropriations.
Bv Mr. rieht of Brandon, an act
to amend No. 31 of the acts of 1910
relating to the exemption of soldiers
homesteads from taxation. Exempts $500
when acaregate estate, other than wear
ing apparel and household furniture,
does not exceed $1,000. To committee
on grand list.
By Mr. O'Brien of South Burlington
an act to repeal No. 108 of the acts of
1910, relating to the sale ot oleomar
garine. Relieves dealers from present
annual license fee of $100. To commit
tee on agriculture.
Bv Mr. Martin of Benninuton. an act
in amendment of and in addition to chap
ter 208 of the public statutes, relating
to the regulation of trade and the in
spection of weight and measure. To
insure true net weight, measure and nu
merical of ' package, bottle or con
tainer offered for sale, manufacturer'
or jobber' name and class of product
Penalty for violation. $10 to $100. To
committee on internal affairs.
By Mr. Plumley of Northfield. an act
to amend section 5 of No. 118 of the
acts of 1872, as amended by section 1
of No. 177 of the acts of 1874. relat
ing to Northfield graded school district
of Northfield. t hanges date of meet
ing to last Tuesday of June. To com
mittee on municipal corporation.
By Mr. Miller of Bethel, an act re
latin? to marriage in another state or
country. Invalidates marriage of resi
dent who go elsewhere to evade or vio
late stste law relating to marriage and
returns here to reside. To committed
on judiciary.
By Mr. Billing of Woodstock, an act
to amend section 1 of No. 141 of the
acts of 1P10. relating to the law of
the road. Attempt to insure
cruelty to animals. To general com
mittee. By Mr. Farrar of Knosburg, to amend
sections 1 and 2 of No, 108 of acts of
1010, relating to fur-hearing animals.
Fixe close season of marten, mink,
raccoon and fishercat from March 1 to
Nov, 1. For fox and skunks, March 1
to Nov. 1. To joint committee on gaum
u mi fisheries.
By Mr. Wylie of Glover, relating to
the purity of seeds. Forbids sale of seeds
which have been mixed with seeds of
weeds. To committee on agriculture.
By Mr. Callahan of Montpelier, to
amend section 0208 of the P, S., relat
ing to fees paid to clerk of courts for
tho state. For each action tendered in
county court, court of chancery or su
supreme court, $3; for each trial upon
issues of fact tried by court, jury, au
ditor, referee, special master or commis
sioner, fu; in the rase of the taking out
of a rule or commission, fee of $0 shall
lie paid by party taking out same;
for each judgment in county court, ex
cept judgment tjo account in an action
of book account and an interlocutory
judgment on demurrer, $5; for each final
decree in chuncery, $3.50; for each judg
ment in supreme jourt, ?.j..0; tor each
execution 50c, To joint committee on
state and court expenses.
Bv Mr. Gage of eiitherfisld, to amend
No. 200 of the acts of 1910, relating to
bounty on porcupines, commonly known
as hedgehogs. Bounty of 15 cents to Ihi
paid by town treasurers. To joint com
mittee on game and fisheries.'
Bills Introduced in Senate.
By Mr. Roy, amending section 3977,
relating to duties of road commission
ers. Cutting trees and brush. To com
mittee on highways and bridges.
By Mr. Blanchard of Orleans (by re
quest), to provide for the inspection of
milk and regulate its sale nnd distri
bution and to repeal No. 118 of the
acts of 1908. To joint committee on
public health.
By Mr. Bigwood, to allow the Wi
nooski graded school district to main
tain its high school for less than 3d
weeks in the Bchool year ending June
30. 1913. To committee on education.
By Mr. Henry, to make Nob. 132, 137
nnd 1 11 a part of chapter 176 of the pub
lic statutes, relating to the registration
of automobiles and motor vehicles. To
committee on judiciary.
1 By Mr. Preston, amending section 5109,
relating to license commissioners. Pro
vides for appointment by towns. Joint
committee on temperance.
That Poorly Prepared Candidates
Are Given Teachers', Certificates
At Opep' ' v .asion of Vermont Stabs
i on. ne i a vnssociauun m jcuuana .10
day Did Not Blame Teachers
But State for Conditions.
sfetT in the turning of vehicles at
road ' intersection. To committee on
highwar and bridge.
Bv Mr. Wylie of Glover, to myid
section 3530 of the P. S, relating to
fuide post . Repeal sertion 3540. S.41,
3542 and 3543 of the P. S. Specific
guide post eight feet biph with board
marked with name and distance t next
town. To committee mi town line.
By Mr. O'Brien of South Burlington.
restricting trustee proeeea. Wlien )g
Legislative Notes.
The first opportunity afforded for car
rying out Republican party ledges wa
passed up yesterday afternoon, when the
recommendations of the House judiciary
committee relating to the $10 trustee
exemption process bill were turned down
and the bill recommitted upon motion of
5lr. Martin of liennington. J'revious to
this action Mr. O'Brien of South Bur
lington introduced a bill which, to some
extent, will nullify the intent of the
Republican leaders and platform framers.
That there was not a voice raised in
support of the bill as it came amended
in minor details from the committee
and nothing said against its recommittal
was considered significant, and a feel
ing prevails that unless a concerted ef
fort is made before long, this long-promised
law will go the way of its predeces
sors. Provision was made whereby Mr. Al
drirh of St. Johnsbury may be assigned
to committees, now that his status in
the House has been established. This
provision was made by a resolution in
troduced by Mr. Gage of Weathersfield,
which empowers the speaker to enlarge
one or more committees during the ses
sion. The usual complaint regarding the
lack of room in the capitol came earlier
this session than formerly, and a joint
resolution adopted in concurrence pro
vides for a special committee to investi
gate the necessary of additional rooms
or buildings for the state library, su
preme court and state officers. There
are no available rooms, and if the gen
eral assembly listens to anything border
ing on a solution of the matter, the
recommendations cannot but provide for
another building of some sort. In dis
cussing the necessity for more room yes
terday afternoon, after adjournment, it
was freely admitted by several members
that unless something is done within m
very few years there will come again
the talk that the capitol ought -to be
moved. '
Yesterday' session was almost entire
ly devoid of any attempt at debate.
aside from Mr. Hapgood s remarks anent
the reconsideration of the bill to repeal
the bounty on hedgehogs. Just before
adjournment last night, the member
from Peru handed around to the news
paper men carbon copies of bis state
ment yesterday morning relative to the
"harmless" porcupine. To the slips of
paper had been added the words, "Look
out lest we be called the 'hedgehog legis
lature.' We shall owe it to Brother
Billings if we are."
Mr. Martin of Bennington was respon
sible for the refusal of a third reading
of House bill 50, relating to the taking
of land without the limits of a rail
road. He opposed the bill because he
doubted if aggrieved persons had ample
recourse in the matter of appeal. Mr.
Ryder,, for the committee on judiciary,
recommended that the bill pass and felt
quite sure that there was sufficient law
in the matter of appeal.
The Senate wss productive of nothing
of, particular importance yesterday aft
ernoon. Senator Preston would have the
appointment of license commissioners by
towns, instead of by the assistant
juriffe. lit bill to that efTert was in
troduced yesterday afternoon. The body
ws in session .In minutes.
An interesting public hearing is slated
for next Tuesday afternoon t 4 o'clock,
when the pro and con of seining in lake
Chmplain wil be discussed. This will
naturally attract Franklin. Chittenden.
Addison and Rutland county nimrnds.
and it is expected that the legislature
will be treated to no end of fish sto-
Free vaccination for residents of the
town of Oranpe will be giien at the j merit i obtained. 10 per rent, shall He
town ball in Orange on Monday and 1 deducted until judgment i satisfied;
Tuesdav, (Vtober 2S and 2f, from l:30iwith more than one jiidjrment. dedm
t 4 :3t.
lion shall be equally divided. To mm-
order of board of Health, Oraiure, j mittee on judiciary.
Bv Mr. Mybe of Glover, to amend
M. 21. 1512.
Kpiscop! member of the legislature
were p!ced to hear vesterday that W.
K. Patterson, rector of Holy Cross church
at CUremont. A. II.. is to be a candi
date for coadjutor bishop for the Kpis-
copat diocese of Vermont.
Annette Parmalee of Knosburg. who
rrived with an autumnal stni'e and a
cute little hat Tuedy. after reading
in a morning paper yesterday the ug-f.-Mion
that she and her iter -suffragette
do not come under the elassi
fVation of freemen, shrutged her ahoul
Jers and bwked pitjirly t t Koe who
would deny her the rifcht f toynijf with
the ballot- She ia. however, nt alarmed
Section 510 of tb 1. S, relat ng to by the danger signals t for her.
Rutland, Oct. 24.In delivering the
annual president's address before tho
Vermont State Teachers' association,
whose convention met here to-day, Pres
ident George S. Wright of St. Albans de
clared that '"the standard for certifica
tion of teachers in Vermont is extreme
ly low, so low a to lie a source of in
calculable was'te to the state." Presi
dent Wright did not blame the teachers,
but the state, asserting that it is a "dis
grace to Vermont'' that poorly prepared
candidates are given certificates.
The convention, the 63rd of the asso
ciation, is being held at the high school
building, where a Wit 600 teachers were
assembled. There are twenty lawk men
here with exhitits.' Rev. F. W. Orvin of
Rutland conduceed devotional exercises
after which Mayor Charles L. Howe .wel
comed the teachers, the response being
given by President Wright, who at the
same time gave his annual address.
In opening his address President
Wright considered the social development
of Vermont and then took up the teach
er's part in that development, saying:
"First, let it be considered that tho
claim of the teacher for a fair remunera.
tion for labor has no peculiar merit.
We are joint laborers in a highly com
plex social organization, an organiza
tion so sensitive that continued injustice
against any one class causes injury to
all. The fundamental problem for
teachers to consider is a fairer distribu
tion of wealth among all. We can aid
in the solving of the problem. In fact,
the part the teachers of the land must
play in its solution is large.
"So long as the possession of riches
is the American ideal, so long will hu
man cupidity make a fair distribution of
the nation's wealth impossible. It is
our task to hold before our pupil new
ideals. The latest watchword of tho
schools is education for efficiency, in- "
dustrial efficiency. Is there not danger
that this be accepted as efficiency in
individual money making? Not merely
to make money for one's self, but to add
to the wealth of society; not to possess
riches, but to use riches wisely; to take
pleasure not only in honestly acquiring,
but in honorably expending these are
some of the lessons which must be
taught and taught again until there is
developed in the coming generations a
new aim in life.
"When by force of public opinion, tho
possession of great wealth means in
every case responsibility for wise use .
commensurate with its amount; when
the acquiring of wealth by any form of
injustice or oppression or fraud brings
with it social stigma; when human hap
piness and social service and the com
mon welfare are the aims ot all man
kind, then we may expect to see the
end of social evils, including the pay
ment of wages too low for decent exist
ence. We may expect then such a divi
sion of wealth that each laborer re
ceive a compensation sufficient to enable
him to labor at his maximum efficiency,
to support his family, and to provide for
old age.
We Are Making Progress.
"This Utopia seems far in the future.
There are, however, many indications
that we are making progress toward it.
The last decade has witnessed great
changes in our national ideals. In busi
ness life, that which a generation ag
was entirely honorable, ag well as legal,
is now under the ban; in industrial lifa
there is now an insistent demand thrt
the period of childhood be respected, that
the health of operatives be considerel,
and that the conditions under which wom
en are employed be such as will not
unfit them for home-making and mothe--hood
; the world peace movement is mak
ing headway against the enormous waste
of war; as Jane Addams has pointed
out, there is a new public conscience
regarding the worst of social evils. Shrll
we not say that progress is bei 'g
"Are we as teacher not remiss if
we do not lend the full weight of t ;ir
influence toward these movements, trans
forming the present gropings of society
toward bettfr things into potent acti n,
when these ideas shall have been en
bodied in the character of the boys nnd
girls now under our rare. This is the
teacher's work in social development, to
lift each succeeding generation of scb-oI
children into higher plane of sccial
thought, ideals, and service. Vicwe' in
this light, ruir opportunities are sec Mid
to none. We of this generation S-mll
not see the realization of our idf.N;
we may see society brought nearer tl oo
ideals: we fail in our highest duty if
we allow any selfish consideration to
dctraVt from the effect of disinter cd
"What, then, of the teacher of t !iL
present day? Of their remuneraf I n ?
May they hope for increased eompr.:-n-tion?
Are they justified in asking fur
higher salaries and for pensions? Is
there present financial reward snffiei -it ?
The question should be answered. 1 bc-
j lieve, from the viewpoint of society at
Imire, not from that of teacher rs a
c!s. If our argument i merely i lint
we are getting too little and wisl; for
more, that oth-r pepie are gettmp rich
while we are brcly living, if we. ecn
wntrte attention on our special r-e!
opposed t those of other classes, t 'n-n
our efforts t wsrnre better rem un t n
in higher salaries or pensions wif fail,
and ought to fail. Oily by provi- g t
sity that f:ret-r remuneration rvna
(Continued n second page.)

xml | txt