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BARRE DAILY TIME VOL. XVI--XO. 189. lJAltHK, VERMONT, Fit 1 1) AY. OCTOBER 25. 1912. PJUCE, OXE CENT. DEATH DEALT TO TWO REBELS General Felix Diaz' Staff Officers Shot by Federals DIAZ HIMSELF MAY FOLLOW Public Opinion I So Strong Against the Leader of the Recent Rebellion That He May Be Sentenced to Death. Vera Cruz. Mexico, Oct. 25. The cap tured officers of the staff of Gen. Felis Diar. were Bhot by federal troops lust night after being sentenced to death by summary eourtmartial. The execution was carried out with great secrecy. The victims were Major Zarate and Major Cuesta. Public opinion against ften. Diaz is so strong that it is thought the sentence of death may be pronounced on mm ana all the officers and government officials who joined his cause and were captured. The rebellious troopers, it is likely, will not be punished. Gen. Felix Diaz Tried. San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 25. Gen. Felix Diaz was tried before eourtmartial at Vera Cruz yesterday, according to a message received to-day by the Mexican consul here from President Madero'a secretary. ROOSEVELT- RESUMES ACTIVE CAMPAIGN WORK Ai Soon as Breakfast Was Over To-day, He Began Dictating Letters to Leadert of the Progres sive Party. Oyster Bay. Oct. 2.". Colonel Roose velt took up the active work of his cam paign to-day for the first time since he was shot eleven days ago at Milwaukee, As soon as breakfast was over, he dic tated a number of letters to Progres sive party leaders and then he took up the preparation of the speech which lie expects to deliver next week. Colonel Roosevelt Is in good trim phys ically, although still weak and not able to do as much work as he wishes. Dr. Terrell said to-dny that his patient was in surprisingly good condition, and he expected that his strength would return rapidly. lhe patient was up all day yester day with the exception of two hours during the afternoon, when he becamo so fatigued that he slept for that time. It was the first time since he was shot that he had been out of bed long at a time, but he felt so much better after his two days of rest at home that he refused to stay upstairs in his room an other day. lie put on his khaki riding suit and surprised Ins family by appear- ng in the living room and saving that he was going to have luncheon with the others. USED GUNS AS ARGUMENT Hot Battle in Center of City of Havana HUNDREDS OF SHOTS FIRED A Number of Persons Were Killed or Wounded in Encounter Between Liber als and Conservatives at Close of Big Political Meeting. VERMONT ENGINEERS' PLANS. GAVE UP MOTOR TRIP. to President Taft Decided to Return Boston by Train. Poland Springs, Me.. Oct. 25. After Convention W!l! He Held at Mj.itpelier City Hall October 31. The first annual fall convention of the Vermont Society of Engineers will be held at Montpelier tlctober 31. lhe con vention will consist of a business meet ing, banquet and excursion to tho Barre granite quarries. This organization is composed of about fifty members of the profession well known throughout the state. The officers elected at the instituting of the society last spring were as fol lows: President. F. O. Sinclair, Burling ton; vice-president, B. Williams, St. Jolinslmry j treasurer, Prof. A. E. Wins low, Norwich university; secretary, Ciorge A. Rej-1, Parre. The convention will be opened in the memorial room of the city hall at Mont pelier at 10 o'clock in the forenoon. Several important topics will be dis cussed at the meeting. At 1 :45 in the afternoon . the excursion train to the granite quarries will leave the Montpel ier and Wells' River depot, visiting points of interest on Millstone hill. At the Pavilion hotel at 6:45, after return ing from the quarries all members and associates, who have handed in their ap plications, with their wives and invited guests, will attend the round table sup per, which is intended to be informal, The convention will be closed with t ercises at the Stale ITouse, commencing at eight o'clock. The principal speaker of the exercises at the State House will be Hon. S. Percy Hooker of Concord. X H., state superintendent of roads in Xew Hampshire. His topics will be "Some Experiences with Engineers." An invi tation to all members of the state legis lature is extended, following the ad dress a general discussion will be opened on matters pertaining to state Ingh ways. a vacation of nearly two months, Presi dent Taft starts back to-day to Wash ington to take tip the labors of what he expects will prove a busy winter. His plans for the return trip were changed last night and Instead of taking a motor ride of 175 miles from Poland Springs to Boston, he will board his pri vate car at Danville Junction, five miles away, and start his journey southward. The president is not due in Washing ton until Sunday morning, for he has a speaking engagement Saturday in Cam' bridge Springs, Pa., and he will turn west this afternoon at Boston to keep it. Mrs. Taft and Miss Helen Taft, who motored north with the president from Beverly, will return to the summer cap ital for a stay of a few days and prob ably will join the president in Wash ington in time to accompany him to Cin cinnati, where he will vote. The president had a quiet day here. He played golf yesterday morning in a fog and hiter in the day journeyed to Portland to address the Maine Teach ers' association. He got back to Poland Springs in time for dinner, after a five' mile ride over winding, muddy roads. The Maine teachers gave the president a rousing welcome and a throng of citi zens turned out to cheer him as he passed over tho Portland streets. lie spoke in the Portland auditorium, where everv seat was tilled ana the doors were crowded. Havana, Oct. 25. A brisk battle be tween Conservatives and Liberals, dur ing which several hundred shots were fired and a number of persons killed or wounded, began at midnight last night in Central par in the heart of the city The battle took place at the close of an immense outdoor meeting of the sup porters of Vice-president Alfredo S;;y.i, who is a candidate for the presidency. The city was quiet this morning, but strong detachments of police and guards are on duty. Political excitement runs high and the two factions mutually ac cuse each other of beginning the riot and both threaten. RAILROAD WASHED OUT; ONE MAN DROWNED MORRIS VILLE MAN PRESIDENT. H. RESPONDENT NOT PRESENT. DESPONDENT, SHE TOOK POISON, MrsCharles Meserve of Littleton, N. H Was Found Dead. Littleton, X. H., Oct. 25. Mrs. Charles Meserve, wife of a former local baker. was found dead in bed yesterday morn mg at !i:.io o clock at her home in th Kemich block, on Jackson street. Dr, Raymond L. Giles, acting medical ref eree in the absence of Dr. W. J. Beattie, the referee for the district, pronounced her dead from a dose of cyanide of po tasaium, and an empty glass standing on a table near the bed bore traces of the poison. It is supposed that the woman took her life owing to depression over the ab sence of her husband, who went to Bos ton two weeks ago and from whom she had not heard since his departure. Th neighbors state that she had been dp spondent for several days and had been heard crying in the night. Her body was found by a neighbor ing tenant, Mrs. William Mann, lying on the bed in night clothes and kimono, and the doctors at the inquest pro nounced that she had been dead about nine hours. She was 50 years of age and was at tractive in appearance. Mr. Meserve had sold out bis partner ship in a restaurant business to his partner, William St. Cyr. three weeks ago, and had gone to Iloston, presum ably to gi t a business. The couple have a son who is in Xew York Citv, but no one knows his name. An effort is being made to find the husband. v SPENT $6,000 IN ONE WEEK. W. C. Jones, Welshman, Left Part of It in Brattlcboro. Worcester, Ma Oct. 25. A tour of the United States begun by W. C. Jones of Montgomery. Wales, on August 25. when he arrived in Boston on an ocrun liner, landed him in the Concord reform atory yesterday for the alleged theft of n automobile ii Fitchburg. and a war rant charging similar offense in Xew York awaits ervice on Jones when he is released fiom ti-e Massachusetts pcrul i.lstitntion. The spending of $VW in a wk and t.-e raiting of a larg um. Vlieved to Ir up in the thousnl. from lt -t kop era. automobile dealers and chauffeurs. Iv mean- of !!.'; cUe.-ks an! litters of rre.!it on London and Pari l.ank.'i and banks, figure in the story tlut Joty : tells of his mreer i t this country art the information gW-aned by P,Ii. In spector Bernard 1L rUherty of the Fitcnhnrg police. The police ay Mt Jones began hit fling at a hotel in Boston, adjourned it to hotel in New York snd spread it among garage from Fitti avenue to Xew York and to Brattlcboro, Vt, When Case of State vs. Slim Braxton Was Called at Burlington. Bnrlington, Oct. 25. When the case of state vs. Slim Braxton, illegal selling, was called in Chittenden county court yesterday the respondent was not in evidence, and State's Attorney Shaw im mediately called his bail of $1,000, which had lieen furnished by Joseph Agel. John Ashey, charged with stealing two bridles from F. E. Thompson of Col chester, was given a trial by jury on a charge of petit larceny. The jury re turned a verdict of guilty and Ashcy's lawyer, Sherman R. Moulton, entered some exceptions. In default of $100 bail, Ahey went to jail to await the de cision, of an appeal on the exceptions. George W. Jtickford of ltorton was ar raigned and entered a plea of guilty to a charge of burglary. He was sentenced to serve not less than one nor more than three years at hard labor in Windsor. Bickford was charged with stealing blankets from the armory, belonging to Company M. Margaret Lozelle, a buxom brunette who was recently given a sentence by Judge Palmer m city court of not less than one year nor more than 14 months on conviction of a breach of the peace, was before Judge Taylor on an appeal and pleaded guilty. She was sentenced to serve two months in the county jail. TRAIN WENT INTO RAVINE. Porter Was Killed and Three of Crew Were Injured. Fillmore, 111., Oct. 24. A negro porter was killed and three of the train crew were injured yesterday when a special train carrying officials of the Toledo, St. Louis & Western railroad was wrecked. The baggage car, two day coaches and Pullman ear went in a ravine, when i bridge collapsed. The engine and ten der cleared the bridge before it fell. On the special train were President W. Boss, Thomas If. Hubbard, chairman of the board, J. S. Mackie, secretary, and F. H. Davis, vice-president. They had attended a stockholders' meeting at Frankfort, Ind., and were on their way to M. Louis. The porter who was killed was John (iivins of New lork. The injured are: W. Wright, porter, of Xew York; Frank Ilazelton. conductor, and Charles Raiim, brake man, Givins body was left here and the injured were taken to St Louis. STRANGULATION FROM WITHOUT Was Verdict of Coroaet's Jury in the Szabo Woman's Case. Jersey Citv. X. J- Oct. 2"). -Death ue to strangulation from without." with Burton W. tJibson, the indicted New York lawyer, "responsible for the death." as in substance the verdict given by the Hudson county coroner's jury at the cloe here last night of its inquest into the death of Mrs. Rosa Menschik Srabo. while out rowing with (iihon on reenwood lake. Xew York, on July I (I. Coroner Houghton directed the in quest for the reason that the woman's body was buried under the name of Mrs. Rosa Ritter in a cemetery in Hudson county. Mra. Szabo came to her death in New York, "about 100 feet north of the Xew Jersey state line," the verdu-t reads. This wording settles in the nega tive whether Gibson's case is within the jurisdiction of the Xew Jersey authorities. A. Slayton to Head Vermont State Sunday School Association. Burlington, Oct. 25. At the closing session of the Vermont State Sunday school association, which was held at the First church yesterday, the following of ficers were elected. President, H. A. Slayton of Morris- ville; vice-president. Azro M. Aseltine of Burlington; recording secretary, the Rev. W. W, Smith of Colchester; treas urer, A. G. Crane of Burlington; execu tive committee, X. G. Wriliams of Bel lows Falls, W. H. Dean of Ferrisburg. M. E. Perley of Knosburg Falls; auditor, A. M. Douglass of Essex Junction. Dr. W. C. Pearce of Chicago delivered an address on "Approved Workmen How secured.' "When Christ called a man," said he, he not only spoke to him, but he talked and prayed with him, and spent night after night drilling and training those he sent forth, "When he thought the man fully trained he sent him out into the world. But he didn't stop there. As they went out,, he said to the; j. 'Go forth, but come again to nle." They were to have many experiences which they didn't expect, and be knew they would need strength. "And so every church should have its training class. That's the only way to make sure of getting competent workers. Don't wait until tho young people go away to school- or college, expecting them to get the needed training there they may never go awav. An installa tion service when the officers take up their duties is of help. Send out your workers, push them into all sorts of work, but have them come baciq to you tor encouragement. lhe speaker made appeal for Christian workers, not only as preachers and teachers, but in all walks of life, em phasizing the importance of directing the individual s effort into the life work for which he is best suited. I'd rather find a cunning artist, cunning preacher, a cunning teacher, than any other thing. You can sing folks into the kingdom. On Sundays are you merely listening to hells and sermons or are you looking for the promise in the folks about vou! I believe as much in the Gnd-call of the teacher as in the God-call of the preacher. Some of us ought to be great singers, some great preachers or great teachers, but there are others who ought to be great Christian business men. A ittle boy up north told me he would like to be a business man. make a lot of money, and then make the church go. r-ome tune when my hair is white and I m about through I may hear of a Wan s maker up in Canada who is making a church go. l hope so, anyway. Reports of Work. The report of the executive committee, presented by Chairman F. S. lVoe of this city, was a resume of the year. The 10 county organizations, said he, com prise 250 unpaid, but devoted workers. The field secretary; Miss Edith M. IVihh, and the general secretary, the Rev. H. A. Purfee, have toured the state for the third time. Their figures show 185 towns represented in convention and district institute; 6 Sundays in the field; ftl schools addressed, in addition to addresses given at regular church services, a total of 355 addresses. With trips to solicit financial aid for the work, a total of 16,72!) miles of travel has been necessary. The entire amount needed to meet all the items is $72. The general secretary has served in ex change in the Massachusetts field, and i expected to have part in the Connecticut convention. The general secretary reported all counties fully organized, two being sub- ! divided. Intensive methods have been followed, each county being subdivided into districts, large or smaller, according to local needs. The organized adult class is making steady, but too delilier ate progress. The whole problem cen ters in reaching the men and women of the hour. The department of teacher training ha not come to its lest in the matter of complicated courses. Of the work in Brazil. Indiana, he said, leaders are in dead earnest. Teachers go after scholars and find them. They study in- dividual, although classes 'are large. and more than half the population is in Sunday school. In Vermont the machin- er is in shape, but we are growing too slowly. The need of the machine is for power to run it- Worst Freshet Since I869 Experienced Along the West River Railroad Operations at a Standstill. Brattlcboro, Oct. 25. The West liver valley had the greatest freshet Wedncs day night that it has experienced since tho flood in lstjl), and all service over tho West river railroad was at a stand still yesterday on account of several washouts 011 the line. Jcdd D. Bell, a farmer about 70 years of age, was drowned while returning home from Peru village with his son, Edward. A bridge across Sawyer brook about (10 rods from their home being out as a result of previous high water, they had to ford the stream. Their horse was quickly swept down stream and the ani mal was found drowned, a short distance below, yesterday morning. The voung man succeeded in getting ashore but a large party of neighbors searched all day n vain to find the body of the elder Bell. The West river railroad, upon which tho entire West river valley, consisting of a dozen or more towns, depends for mail, xpress, freight and passenger service, was out of commission all day but it ia expected that the washouts will be re paired so that light trains can pass to day. There were four places between Towns hend and Jamaica where the track was washed away, some gaps being 75 feet in icngtn. ine shoulder ot the road was torn out in a dozen places on the road between Jamaica and South Londonderry. One of these places was 50 feet in length nd others were just as badlv washed away by mountain streams. Two repair trains with timbers, ties and rails were sent up the line from Brattlcboro. TO RESTRICT CHILD LABOR Bill Presented Today by Mr. Howley of Burlington WOMEN ARE ALSO INCLUDED Proposed Law Limits Day at Nine Hours in Manufacturing, Mechanical and Mercantile Establishments of Vermont. TEACHERS PRESENT FROM ALL OVER STATE About 1,100 Are in Attendance at the State Teachers' Meeting in Rut land To-day. Rutland. Oct. 25. There are few towns in Vermont which are not repre sented among the 1.100 teachers who are here to-day to attend the (!3d annual convention of the State Teachers' asso ciation. There were two sessions of the convention to-day and departmental meetings were also held. The convention was addresed by Rev. Dr. Xorman Seaver of this city", who spoke on "What the , Professions De mand of the Schools." Mrs. Hobart K. Whitaker of Xorthampton, Mass., spoke on the subject, "What Society Demands of the ISehooI. She made an attack upon a woman's magazine which is at tacking the public schools and seeking to destroy ,-the faith of the parents in them. She . said that the attack was unkind, sensational and perilous. Ad dresses were also given during the morn ing by Arthur F, Stone of St. Johns bury, whose topic was. "What Business Men Demand of the Schools," and Al bert E. Roberts, an international Y. M. C. A. worker, who took as his theme, "The Xew Rural School." The following addresses were heard this afternoon. "The History Teacher's Opportunity," Prof. Theodore F. Collier, Urown university; Co-operation of Par ents and Teachers," Miss Caroline M. Girswold of Montpelier; "Efficient Man agement, a Factor in Moral Develop ment," Marvin G. Benedict of St. Johns bury; "Practical Studies." Miss Jessie A. Jude, Bellows Falls; "Vocational El ements in a Secondary Program." Henry' C. Morrison, Concord, X. II.; "The Mon tessori System in America," Miss Anne E. George, Washington. D. C; "Litera ture in the Grades." Miss Margaret M. Healey. Rutland; "Physical Training and Its Relation to Mental and Moral De velopment." Albert W. Vainey. Benning ton; "Training Classes." Mrs. Harriet M. Tde. Morrisville; "The Maiden Plan of Flexible Graduation," Charles H. Deinpsey, Maiden, Mass. State House, Oct. 25. The morning session opened with a rush of bills, among the more important of which was that introduced by Mr. Howley of Burlington, relating to the employment of minors and women in manufacturing, mechanical and merean tile establishments, and is to the effect that such persons shall not be employed more than nine hours a day, except in harvesting, curing, canning or drying fruits or vegetables. Another bill -of importance and inter est to west side people was introduced by Mr. Hulett of Rutland City to au thorize the city of Rutland to appro priate not over one per cent, of the grand list for street carnivals. When the business on the clerk's desk was cleared and the work of disposal of previous measures was taken up. Mr. Hapgood of Peru began asking questions. The bill relating to farm crossings on railroads and House bill 42, relating to charter fees, brought Mr. Hapgood to bis feet, and he insisted on knowing the need for a change. After being informed that only minor amendments were ton be made he made no further objection. The bill to incorporate the Aseutney Mountain association caused further in terrogation from Mr. Hapgood. Mr. Hitchcock of West Haven thought the act was calculated to assist a corpora tion to evade taxes and he said that "several million" dollars was concerned in the matter. Mr. Gage of Weathers field, one of the incorporators, raised a smile when he stated that it had been found hard to raise $300 to purchase the top of Aseutney mountain for a pub lic park. Mr. MeClellan of Plymouth moved that the bill passed yesterday in concur rence with a proposal of amendment re- garding the filling of vacancies in tho Senate be recalled and reconsidered but he withdrew his motion when Mr. Bil lings of Woodstock stated that there w-as some chance the bill would not pass the .senate, and he asked that no ac tion be taken at this time. Thomas Ingram Knocked Down in Street and Badly Burned secretary of state; all ballots for state olliccrs to bo printed by tho state, lo committee 011 elections' By Mr. MeCueii, amending section fllOU relating to salary of officers of penal in stitutions. Salary of superintendent of nouse ot correction and industrial school to be fixed by board of penal institu tions at not exceeding $3,200, with rent and subsistence for themselves and fam ilies on the premises. To committee on state prison. By Mr. Blanchard of Windsor, relat ing to pay of assistant judges of county court, five dollars per day. to com. mittee on state and court .expenses. WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE IN OPEN DEBATE Close of Legislative Day Was' Marked Last Night by One of the Most Spirited Hearings of the Session, When the general assembly convened yesterday afternoon, both houses were crowded with visitors, principally wom en, many of whom were doubtless drawn . n , i,i 1 n. .... . . . . j 1 1.1: .1 .... . n .'"'."run uy irnrmii ni uu: uuillld I A Iclnnhnnn ; K...:.. jl.. a 1 . , . ... 1 j-. . "... ...... ui.iinv nie iruns hearing on the woman's suffrage bill, mission of a 2,200-volt wire of the Con- ......... ..cm iu iM-j.ieBeiii.nnes nan animated Lighting Co.'a spans nearly - km,,-K. J .1. . T' 1 . I'"i!" u hi io 4 nomas Ingram of I HELD IN GRIP OF LIVE WIRE RELEASED WITH )ULTY Teleph Apv- . tfhich Probably Was Charg .our Power Wire Dangled Into Summer Street, Near Seminary Street, Where Accident Occurred. (Continued on sixth page.) SMALLPOX SITUATION. Two Suspected Cases Are Found to Have the Disease. Quarantine was removed from Dr. C. F. Camp to-day, and the doctor is out again. The work of fumigating the Hol- en hotise on South Main street will begin to-day, but owing to, the size of the house it will be several days before this will be completed and occupants re- eased irom quarantine. I wo new cases were reported by Health Officer Woodruff to-day, they be ing Mrs. S. W. Jarvia and fl've-months- old bnby in the G. Tomasj block. Xorth Main street. Mrs. Jarvis, residing in the same block with Avon Hall, one of le first cases reported, has been under observation since exposure and has been quarantined for two days. To-day she howed the nrst signs of coming down with the disease. She and the babv m.goee avenue last niglit around 6:30 o'clock and before patrolmen from police headquarters could reach the Bpot, spy. eral persons in a crowd of half a hun dred people, that quickly congregated after the man was found, had narrow escapes from coming in contact with the surcharged section that dangled so dan gerously in the street. The accident happened on Summer street near Sem inary street, and it is believed that In gram stepped on the wire as he went to turn the corner after leaving Bugbee avenue. The man was discovered by a small boy, although William Black, who henrrl a crackling noise as he came down the Seminary street hill, was soon at his M and Joseph Gavaghn wns also near by when Ingram fell. Inside of ten min utes help waa at hand and the nearly lifeless body of Ingram wag carried to the house of W. D. Smith. Dr. J. W. Stewart was called and he was joined a few moments later by lrs. William will be taken to the detention hnanil :'"'aim ana i". . uully. One of '- the SENTENCES FOR FOUR. Were Imposed in United States Court at Rutland. Rutland. Oct. 5. Four prisoners were sentenced, the grand jury reported seven true bills found and one not found and the Sowles Xorcross case reached the jury in the United States district court in this city yesterday. The sentences imposed were as fol lows, all the respondents pleading guilty: Charles Buffer, smuggling Chinese, (SO daVs in Orleans county pail; Charles Anderson, bringing a young wo man into this country for the purpose of prostitution, seven months in Chitten den county jail; Bert Smith, smuggling Chinese, three months in Chittenden county jail; Y. R. Brown, smuggiling, two years at the federal penitentiary in Atlanta, t.a. All the prisoners are col ored except Buffer. Anderson has al ready lioen in confinement for five months. The case in which Elijah ,T. Sowles of Manchester sues Xorcross Brothers of Dorset to recover for injuries received by reason of the falling of a derrick was given to the jury at 11:30 o'clock in the morning. YIELDS TO PUBLIC DEMAND. Rutland Railroad Will Open Bennington Station During Night. Hennington, ct. Alter a Mrs. Ogile Xiquette. widow of Joseph Niqiiette. died at her home in Winoonki Wednesday of acute indigestion. Mrs. Niouette was born in St. IVnis. Que, January 2rt. Ii2. and as. session listing nearly two days of the hearing before the public service commission on a petition of the citizens of Itennincton that the local station of the Rutland railroad lie kept npen during the night, ami that gates be installed at certain grade crossings, an adjustment was reached yesterday through a eonference of representative of the railway com pany and the petitioner, whereby the company agreed to install an attendant with a telephone nt the station which will be kept open during the night. Representative of the company alo agreed to recommend that a bell be placed on the Dewey rrosinir. the most dangerous of the three mentioned in the petition. Other matters of the petition were left to the commtion with the understanding that the hearing may he reconvened by a week's notice to either party. Weather Forecast. Rain to-nigM and probably SatnHav: therefore, jiklightly rolder to-night in Xew Harrp- Bills Introduced in House. By Mr. Callahan of Montpelier, to amend section 300S of the P. S., relat ing to alimony in divorce proceedings When alimony is granted, the wife shall have copy and decree recorded in town clerk s office. To judiciary committee. By Mr. McClellan of Plymouth, to amend Xo, 31 of the acts of 1010, re lating to the exemption of soldiers' homesteads from taxation. Exempts $500. providing estate does not exceed $1,000. Written application therefor to be filed with listers before abstract of individual list is completed. To commit tee on grand lists. By Mr. Watson of St. Albans City, to amend AO, 343 ot the acts of 1910. en titled an act to incorporate the St. Al bans and Swanton Traction Co. Com mittee on street railways. By Mr. Locke of Barton, to amend the charter of the village of Orleans. To committee on municipal corporations. By Mr. Hulett of Rutland City, an act to authorize the city of Rutland to ap propriate money for street carnivals. Authorizes city to appropriate not ex ceeding one per cent, of its grand list for street carnivals. To committee on mu nicipal corporations. By Mr. Barry of Springfield (by re qnestl, relating to pay of certain sol diers ftnd sailors in the war of the rebel lion. Soldiers or sailors who enlisted from Vermont in the Civil war shall be entitled to receive $7 per month for time served, provided he was credited to this state, and has not received any state pay from Vermont since the date of en listment. To committee on internal af fairs. By Mr. Howley of Burlington, relat ing to the employment of women and minors in manufacturing, mechanical and mercantile establishments. Females or minors under IS years not to work more than nine hours per day or 54 hours per week, except in harvesting, curing, can ning or drying fruits or vegetables. To joint commission on immigration and la bor. By Mr. Taft of Townshend. to amend section 1014 of the P. S., relating to the transportation and board of pupils attending elementary schools. State treasurer shall annually pay to the sev eral towns which have furnished during preceding scuool year transportation and board for their resident pupils in at tendance on elementary schools, sums as follows: Fifty per cent, or more up to 60 per cent, rf their grand lists, a sum equal to 25 per cent, of amount expended for transportation and board; to town expending HO per eent. to 70 per pent., a sum equal to 3714 per cent, of amount expended: jnd to towns ex pending "O per cent, or more, a sum equal to .VI per cent, of the amount so expended. To committee on education. Joint Setolution. By Mr. Ferrin of Essex, that that portion of the retiring governor's mes ag relating to "onr degonerate" he re ferred to a joint special commission con sistlnr of the two joint committee of the House nd Senate, on inane and public health, and that said committee be authorised to investigate and report bv bill or otherwise. Health Officer William Lindsay of Montpelier is quoted in tho Montpelier Argus as authority for the statement "that in a recent interview by the Barre Merchants' association with Dr: Holton, only a portion of Dr. Holton's conversa tion hnd been given out in the Barre pa pers, and that they did not give to the public the statement made to them by Dr. Holton at that time, regarding the power and authority held by city health o!Tieers,which Dr. Lindsay used in issu ing his orders." In his conversation with the Barre merchants, Dr. Holton referred to the authority that had been given Dr. Lind say, and the day following a copy of Dr. Holton's letter to Dr. Lindsay was re ceived in Barre. That this letter did not give Dr. Lindsay the authority to stop- business intercourse between Barre and Montpelier, as attempted by him in his order of last Monday, will be seen by a perusal of it below: Copy. "William Lindsay, M. D., j "Montpelier, Vt. "My Dear Sir: "In reference to the conversation had with you last evening about people com ing from Barre to Montpelier, the board have decided to ask you to close the moving picture houses, bowling alleys and pool rooms and have the police offi cers say to the people coming from Barre, and walking up and down the street without any apparent motive, that they desire them to go home and not come down until the conditions in Barre are different from what they ar at present. Jours truly, "Henry D. Holton, "Secretary." RESPONDENT HIS OWN LAWYER. William Morgan Proved a Poor Pleader and Lost His Case To-day. William Morgan, or Thomas Morgan, an old soldier' at 44, and an oilv- tongued orator, w-as arraigned before Judge II. W. Scott in city court this morning on a vagrancy charge, to which he entered a plea of not guilty. After hearing several witnesses, the court de cided that Mr. Morgan had conveyed a wrong impression when he muttered a e men who came to Ingram's assist ance notified the police station, and a regular was quickly dispatched to Sum mer street to protect other possible vic tims from the death-dealing wire. Aft erwards, electricians from the lighting company's headquarters removed the danger. The physicians applied resusei tative measures, but the electrocuted man did not regain consciousness until Rome time after he had been at the City hospital, where he was hurried in A. W. Badger & Co.'s ambulance. At a later hour last night he recov ered consciousness and was able to talk for a few moments at a time. His left hand, it was said, had been badly burned on the inside, and it was feared that he might lose the use of a thumb and fingers. The upper side of the right hand was also slightly burned, although the marks indicated that the wire had merely rested on the flesh, while the condition of the left hand showed that tho man must have grasped the wire in his struggles. Ingram is 37 years old and has a wife and five children. For the nast nin years he has been employed as a stone cutter at the Stephen 4 Gerrard plant, ' now operated by Smuel Gerrard. Ac cording to Mrs. Ingrain's statement, her husband left the house last night short ly after 6:30. bound for the home of a neighbor on Maple avenue for an evening at cribbage. In concurrence with oth-. ers, she believes that the man stepped on the, wire and in some manner grabbed it with his left hand and was thrown to ine ground, w nen lound, lie was lying in the gutter with the wire rest ing across his chest. Gavaghan, Black and others, who car ried the man into the Smith house, say that the body was released from tho wire with extreme difficulty. It is be lieved that the heavy rain, which start ed in the afternoon, must have caused a power wire to sag onto the telephone wire which became burned off. Persons living in the vicinity say that the lights seemed to fluctuate in brilliancy around the time that the accident occurred, and over on Main street near the corner of Seminary street, one of the wires, probably affected by the friction on the Summer street lines, ignited the limb of a tree. At noon to-day it was stated at the hospital that Mr. Ingraim wn out of danger and that he might lie able to plea of not euiltv. and sentenced him to serve not less than thirty days and be taken to his home late in the after i :.. .L. i Tk- 1 :.. At... 1 . ,1,. not more man nve muiiins in ine county jail at Montpelier. An officer from po lice headquarters took the man to the capital city at noon. fhe respondent was arrested by thief Sinclair yesterday afternoon on a war rant issued by State's Attorney J. Ward Carver, charging him with vagrancy. Morgan had been the cause of several complaints since his return from county jail, where he recently fin'shed a teu days' sentence for intoxication. Tin chief found the man in the center of an admiring group of confreres near the transformer station on River street at 4 clock. Morgan wns fondling a pint bottle of whiskey and it was the evi-tH-nt intention of the merrymakers to hold something like a "log-rolling" on the pile of telephone jhjIcs where they were seated. After Morgan's plea of not guilty this morning. Mates Attorney carver lssuea subpernas for several witnesses and in lieu of counsel, the res;on!ent was al biwed to cross-examine the witnesses noon. 1 he burns in the palm of the left hand were not as deep as was at first believed and the rapidity with which the man recovered from the knock led the hospital attaches to decide that he might bie taken to his home. MEMENTOES OF HIS FEAT. Larry Gardner Gets Ball He Hit to Bnng in Winning Red Sox Run. Enosbr.rg Falls. Oct. 2.". 'f-arrv" Gardner received by express Wedncoday the bat used and the ball knocked ihat decided the world series in Boton. The bat, a Louisville, '"slugger," is his own, and he has usi.il :t nearly all the si-aton. The ball is nearly new and hits the auto graphs of the other players of the Red Sox. terday and finding the liottle of Hay market, which the state had designated as exhibit A. Moruan was iriven a chance to make after each had testified. L. B. Dodge a statement aftfr the state had closed said that Morgan had appeared in hi its case. The resjioiidftit declared that place on two different occasions and the loss of his left arm had caused him begged food or money. Yesterday morn- to abandon the tool sharpener's trad ing his supplications took a food turn, ami that since the amputation he had Bills Introduced ia Senate. By Mr. Pollard, to amend section 342. relating to town officer. By Mr. Laird, relating to the filinar of nominations for state, county and dis trict officers. Separate ballot 1T con- nearly SI years old, bring the ohlest'shire an i Vermont; brisk east to aonhi i freantea ; all nominations rav-ept for resident of Wwooski. wiatU oa coatt. although his first reouest several days ago called for capital. At the conclu sion of Mr. Dodge's testimony, the respon dent contented himself with sking the witness a few minor questions. W. H. Connor stated that he operated a grocery store on Xorth Main street and that" Morgan applied to him for the price of a ticket to a soldier's home. At the time of the approach. Mr. Connor politely refused to supply the funds and ! .Morgan maae on. aiier averring uui the groceryman was not at all patriotic. Mr. Connor was also questioned by the rpondent. Mrs. Mary Rork. ho lives at 33 Granite street, said that Morg stopped in front of her door on the morning after Columbus day and asked for five cents. Mrs. Rock did not sub scribe to the request for rw-kel contri butions, although Mr. Morgan at first inited that site repond. t hief Sin clair a ra'led to the stanl. and be followed tne avocation ot a peddler. Ilia loss of his little gripsack some months ago had lieen the starting point of bis misfortune. He referred touchingly to his past record in his country's service and asked that he be allowed to pursue his course on to the soldier's home. IIn much preferred to think that the state was thus saving a heavy board bill at the county jail by allowing him thii privilege of leaving the state. Cut the court was apparently incliud to take the respondent appeal to patriotism and economy ith a generous pinch of saline subtance. State's Attorney Carter rkM-cd the cae by summing tip the testimony of the witnesses. The dioit)on of Mor gan's cae. it i bord, ill prompt vagrant of his kind to give the city a wide berth in the future. For some month. Barre was well rid of such un desirables, but Ute'v oinj. tions cava tows a ad county oSctrt to be Lied ith tcst.cd to r-prehal Mora aun bocome liot .aloitisb'.s.