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VERMONT WATCHMAN & 3TATB JOT3RNAL, THURSDAY DECKimR 8, Iqic
THE MONTPELIER SAVINGS
BANK and TRUST COMPANY
4 Interest Paid on Deposits
Tho prlmary object of this iustltutltn 1s to cncourago tho ln
4BtriouB nnd prudont and thoso who bavo not hlthorto beea
such, to lcasen thcir unncocessary cxpenscs, and savo tholr means
Jor tbeir support whcn age or doblllty shall doprlve tbem of the
power and abllity to earn a llvollhood. Tbo otllccrs of thls lnstl
tutlon carnestly sollclt tbe buslncss nnd good will of thls com
nunity, and will ondeavor to mako tbo lnstltutlon n snfo and pro
fitablo Trustee for all who Bball confldo or commlt thelr lntoreat
to lts chargo.
Taxes Paid on $2,000 or Less
JAMES y. HKOCK, Prcsldcut.
L. HAIiT CR0SS, Vico PrcsALBEltT TV. FERHIN, Trcnswcr.
New England Mufual Life Insurance
Incorporated 1835 COOlpaiiy Boston, M&ss.
ALL POLICIES PAY DIVIDENDS ANNUALLY
Your Llfo Insuranco is not completc
unless you haTo a pollcy ln tho New
England Mutual. Wrlte mo for rates.
GLENN A. W1LKINS, Geve'rl8ntnt Morrisville, Vt.
AMERICA'S OLDEST MUTUAL COMPANY
Pura White Stones wlthout llaw, set ln rlngs; solitalrc and
olustcred gems ln varioua scttlngs. The nnest dlsplay of Dia
monds and Preclous Stones ln Vermont.
GORHAM'S SOMD SILVER A FULL LINE
Phillips & Lucas
'The Quality Jewelers"
State Street Montpelier
10 MOVE COUNTY SF.AT
1JILL 'ritANSFEUUINO THAT OF
ESSEX FKOM GUILDHALL
TO ISLAND l'OND.
Not only a
but one tl:;it Ihe sug:ir
has not been taken out.
Fine for Your
Home Made Candies
Ccrtttinly! at a minutc's
Bailey & Foster
Livery, Funeral Equipment,
0 State Street Phone 518
Earl Sanborn, wbo has been ln
town tho past week has rcturned to
hls home ln Ashland, N. II.
Jesse Blondin of Burlington was ln
town ovcr Sttnday.
Miss Margaret Pilte of Stowe was
a guest of hcr aunt, Mrs. W. V.
Brynn Satnrday and Sunday.
Charles Wallace has rclnrncd to
hls vork ln Syracuso, X. Y., after
passlng a few wcekj ln town and vl
oinity. Hdwnrd Towno has bougbt tho bak
cry buslncss of L. II. Smlth nnd pos
esslon has heon glven.
Mlss Boatrlce Spaulding of lioxbury
was a guest at the honie of Mrs. W.
jll. B. Pcrry Saturday ovonlng nnd
C. S. Pholps was ln Burlington
The Pierian cluh will meet Frlday
nftornoon at tho home of Mrs. Don
i Much intero3t 1s mnnlfested ln tho
Mt. Mansfield Lodge, X. 13. 0. P.
', thls season. A degrce tcam for ex
hibltion work has beon organized,
.consistlng of sixteen ladies and they
laro receivlng instruetlon from the
Iwoll known drill master, A. L. Grav-
lin, formerly of Barre.
X. P. Whitcomb was in Montpe
Andrew J. Brown began work thls
week for tho Xntional Llfo Insurance
Company at Montpelier.
Mr. Farr of Burlington was ln
Mlss I.ouiso Chapin of Stowe was
n guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W. V. Bryan on Sunday.
Mlss Glenna Haskins of Montpelier
spent Sunday wlth hcr paronts, Mr.
and Mrs. J. O. Haskins.
THE SUl'EEME JUBGES
of good cigars are those who flmoke
'em. Tbey always decldo ln favor of
111 u e Princc nnd Little Pnterno
C. E. BOOTH,
Cigars at "Wliolcsale or Itctnll
r.n Mnln St.
DR. J. C. WHITNEY
Veterlnary Surgeon and Dentlst, Montpelier.
Graduato from a tbree yeara Veter
lnary 'Collego wlth four years' Hoipl
tal experlonco aa House Surgeon o)
ono of tho leadlng Vetorlnary Hoipl
talB ln New Tork Clty
Cnlls Promptly Attendcd to.
Oftlce 15 Conrt St. Hospltnl at tkt
Mlllcr Bnni, Elm St. Tel. ConnectloHi
Slrong Argumcnts For nnd Agntnst
tlio Moasuro Jlndo at llcarlng nt
Slato House Cofumbim Day Itlll
Also Up For n Henrlng. Work on
Normnl Scliool Jllll.
In tho cloak room at tho State
houso last nigbt a hearlng was glven
on tho blll that pruposcs to rcmovo
tho county ecnt of Essex county from
Guildhall to Island Pond. Mr. Amey
of Brighton was tho prlnelpal sup
portor of tho blll and Mr. Camoron
of Xorton also favored lt, whllo tho
opposltlon was strong, ln numbors at
lcast. Mr. Carll of Canaan opposed
bccauso hls constltucnts desired
htni to do ro and exprcsscd hls opin
lon that tho prcsent county seat Is
moro convcnlent for anost pcoplo of
Kyrlo T. Brown, ono of tho asalst
ant judges, declared It was a casc
of Brighton versus Essex county, and
mado an extended argumont agalnst
tho hlll, uslng a largc map to polnt
out various matters to whlch he dc
slrcd to call tho attontlon of the com
mltteo. It was clalmed that Brighton, Xor
ton and East Havci alone favor tho
cbange, and whllo tlhs may not bo
entlroly correct, It was also brought
out that most of tho lltlgatlon ln tho
county arlscs In thoso towna that
favor the change of tho county seat
Tho members of tho commltteo
havo madc a trlp to tho seat of trou
blo and are ln a posltlon to conelder
tho mattcr wlth some knowledgo of
Several promlnent members of the
Knights of Columbus from dlffercnt
parts of tho State woro on hand to
attend tho hearlng boforo the Senato
commltteo Tuosday aftemoon on the
blll imaklng Columbus day a hollday.
Tho Senato commltteo membors, llke
many members of tho House, havo
no epcclal objectlon to the hlll, but
thero is among them and other Scn
ators a fcellng agalnst increasing
the number of holldays. But as thero
is a consldcrable call for the passago
of thls blll It Is expected tbo com
mltteo will make a favorable report.
The coiiunlttee on State schools
held a flnal aneetlng last evenlng on
the normal Bchool (blll. The measure
ns origlnally draftcd waa not en
tlrely satlsfactory to all the com
mittee and lt was thought better to
make what changes seemed deslrablo
before tho blll was presented to tho
House. As flnally revised the blll
is satlsfactory to all the mcmbere of
tho commlttee and they expect plaln
saillng ln the House.
The commlttees having in chargo
tho inconie tax amendment to the
federal constitution are in no hurry
to report. That "is all the buslncss
they havo on hand and there is no
presslng call for a, report. The
Houso and Senato commlttees have
been mceting as a joint committec
and it is understood that they will
report tho resolution wlthout recom
mendatlon. Ono of the members sald
last night that tho members did not
feol that they knew enough ahout
tho question to report clther favor
al)ly or adversely. It is posslble that
the report will be mado thls week,
but it is not expected until next
Amendments proposed to the clty
charter of iBurllngton wero discusscd
ln the Senato chamher until a late
hour last ovening nnd Mayor J. E.
Burke mado a Iong argument heforo
The commlttee on tho judlclary
and on appropriatlons will havo a
mceting every day rrom now on
until all tho matters they havo on
hand are ready to ihe disposed of.
Old soldiers of tho Leglslature are
oxpoctlng an interesting time Thurs
day ovonlng when xhey will have a
meetlng in Itcproscntativo's hall.
They havo not madc a complete can
vass to learn Just who are the vct
orans amohg the members but it Is
known that thero is ,an unusually
largo number. Among thoso who
are expected to address tho meetlng
are tho Governor, Mr. Dartt of
Sprlngflcld, Senator Archibald of
Bennington, Mr. Stono of Walling
ford, Mr. Amey of Brighton, Mr.
Ives of Mount Holly, Mr. Smlth of
Xowbury, Mr. Beomnn of Milton and
Mr. Bond of Chester. Some others
not members of the Leglslaturo may
also bo lnvitcd to speak and a gen
eral invltatlon is extended to tho
peoplo of Montpelier and thelr
frlends ln tho surroundlng townB to
AUDITOR MAKES DENIAL
SAYS THE 3I0'TFELIEK & WELLS
HIVEU JtOAI) PJtKSIDENT IS
NOT PAID $50,000.
Snlnrlcs nnd Expcnscs of Gcncrnl
Offlccrs, Iiicludlii! tlio Prcsldcnt's
Only $5,511.75 n Ycnr, Hc Snys
For Twclvo Years Kond Paid S'o
Itlvldcnds, Ho Dcclnrcs.
Tlio genoral audltor of the Mont
pelier aud Wolle Rlver rallroad, P. S.
Anablo of Boston, ln a lctter prlntcd
ln tho Boston Globo yesterday aays
that statcmcnts mado ln tho Vermont
Houso of ncpresentatlves that tho
presldont of tho rallroad company
rccelves a ealary of $50,000 a year
and that tho company has n surplus
of $200,000, nro rldlculoils. In hls
lctter tho audltor saya:
"ln tho flrst placo, tho etatemcnt
that Danlel It. Sortwoll, presldont
of tho company, was a Harvard 1911
man and loft collego to nccept tho
presldcncy of thls road Is lncorrect,
ho having been graduated from Har
vard ln tho class of 1007 and having
been elnco hc left collego ln tho om
ploy of Estabrook & Co Ibankcrs,
until tho death of hls father last
March, whcn he assumcd the caro of
hls father's estnto as admlnlstrntor
and succeeded hls fnther as presl
dont of tho Montpelier & Wells Hlvor
"Tho statement that thls road pays
lts presldont a salary of $50,000 a
year is rldlculous, nnd tho lcgislator
making such statement should havo
known tliat lt was untrue, as tho
annual report made to tho public ser
vlco commleslon of Vormont for tho
year ending Juno 30, 1009, on illo ln
the offlco of the commlsslon at Mont
pelier, and from whlch the llgurcs
relatlve to surplus wcre evidently
taken, shows that tho total amount
chargcd during that year for salarlcs
and expenses of genoral offlcers (ln
whlch tho prcsldcnt's salary Is rc
qulred to be included) aggregatcd
"As to the further statement mado
that thls rallroad pays $40,000 a year
ln dlvldends, it actually paid no dlvi
dends for a perlod of 12 years from
1890 to 1902, and in that perlod ac
cumulated a surplus from whlch dlvl
dends of G per cent., or $40,000 per
year, wero paid during tho years
1903 to 1908 incluslve, but during the
years 1909 and 1910 dlvldends of
only 2Ms per cent., or $20,000 per
year wero paid and the not in
conie of tho company for the
year ondlng Juno 30, 1909, was only
$19,309.27, or $090.73 less than tho
V-h per cent. dlvldcnd paid.
Tho ibalanco shcet of June 30, 1909,
as shown ln the report to the pub
lic servlco commlsslon, does show a
balanco of assets ln cxccss of llablli
tios of $21G,9S5, but does not show
undtvided oarnings, as statcd, of
$19,309, or any other amount; and
thls samc halance sheet shows that
of thls surplus of $21C,9S5, $109,362
Is ropresonted by the excws of cash
of road and enuipnicnt over lts cap
itnl stock of $SOO,000, and that a fur
ther amount of $49,471 is reprcscnt
cd by stock of matorlals and sup
plles on hand, tho current avallablo
asseto and current liabilitlos at
Juno 30. 1909, boing rcspectlvely
$31,;!23 and $2S,337.13, showing a net
balanco of current assets ovcr lia
bilitlos of $2,985.87.
"Tho Sortwell estate, whlch does
not own tho road, as statevl, but
does own a largo majorlty of the
stock of tlio company, would bo vcry
happy if tho statcmcnts mado as to
the road bcing tho richcst in tlio
world inproportion to lts size and
having a largo avallablo suiplus wero
truo, ibut tho faots do not bcar out
any such statement, as is clearly
"Begardlng tho allegatlons mado
that the passcnger tariff is higb, wo
have only to say that we conslder
the rato a fair ono and will on
deavor to provo thls contention if
offlclnlly nallcd on to 'do so."
Men's .... $3, $5
Bth!d $250 $3
Miflses' and d Cf) tO
Children's $IOU tJ)Z
Everything in, Footwear
I Bruce McDonald
14 State St.
We Save You
Gunranteed for two years wood,
Iron and palnt.
Tho best Sleighs shlpped into Vor
mont aro mado by Tho Cortland Cart
(and Carrlago .Company, Sldnoy, N.
A complcto llno of Harness, Blan
kets, Robes and AVhlps.
GET OUR PRICES
llcnr Clly IIolcI, Ilarre.
Clvll Scnico Exuminntlons.
Tho Unlted Statcs Clvil Servlco
Commlsslon announces tho followlng
examination, January 4, Llght-Houso
Service, cadot cnglneer; January
4-5, ald, Llght-Houso Sorvlco; Janu
ary 4, englneer nnd plumbor, Indlan
Scrvlce, Colvlllo Indian School, Wash
ington; January 18, ultravlolet mlc
roscopo operator (malo) Bureau of
Plant Industry, Dopartment of Agri
culturo; January 7, cook (femalo),
Indlan Servlco in Callfornia, South
Dakota, Oklahoma, Xorth Dakotn,
Idaho, Wlsconsln, etc, January 18,
lnspector of toxtilo fabrlca (malo),
Quarterjnastors Dopartment nt
Largo; oxamlnatlons at Washington,
Phllmlnlnhla. Xow York, Boston and
Chlcago; January 4-5, supcrlnten
dent, Llght Houso Servlco.
Onegonllgo Club mccts.
Tbo anembors of tho Onegoallgo
club mot last ovcntng wlth Mrs. WU
llam Harmon nt hcr homo on St.
Paul street. Cards woro playcd and
a ploasant ovening iiassed.
Mntlneo at tho Armory tday.
Sikmv nnd Colder.
Xorthfleld, Dcc. C. Forccasts until
8 p. m. Wednesday.
For Vermont: Snow tonight and
probably "Wednesday; not quito so
Tho storm notcd yesterday morn
Ing over tho South has moved north
enstward to the Atlantlc coast north
of Capo Hattcras, and Increased
grcatly ln lntenslty. Henvy raln or
snow attends thls storm. Strong
northeastorly wlnds 'prevall thls
mornlng ovor north Atlantlc coast
States, and strong northwestorly
over tho lower Misstsslppl valley and
tho South. Snow is falllng as far
north as Xow York Clty and Pltts
burg. Heavy ralnfall (in lnches) is
roported as follows: Washington,
D. C, 1.18;' Loulsvlllo, Ky., 1.18;
Knoxvlllc, Tonn., 2.00; Italelgh, X.
C, 1.50; Atlantlc Clty, X. J., 1.70.
Slcct ls roported at Washington, D.
C. A mnrked increaso in preesuro
nnd fall in tempernturo has oc
curred over tho lowor Mlsslssippi
valley and tho Southwest. It is also
much colder over tho interlor of
northcrn Xow Englnnd, Minncsota,
and tho Dakotns; warmer ovcr the
Canndlan Xorthwcst. Cloudy wea
ther gonorally provalls over tho south
Atlantlc and east Gulf States to
night. Thls mornlng tho llno of
freozlng tcmporaturo oxtends as far
south as tho Gulf Statcs and contral
Toxas. Tho tomporature ls bolow
zoro ovor tho interlor of northom
Xow England, Mlnnesota aml tho
Don't iuIhs little Hnry
Mcl'horson nt tlio I'nlnce
Poultry Show Thls arontli.
Tho Vormont Poultry assoclatlon
has issued lts promlum 11st for lts
Jlftb annual oxhlbltlon ln Barro ln
tho old Mcthodls tchurch bulldlng on
Church street. Tho promlum book
contnlns 48 pages, Includlng tho pro
mlum llst nnd a dlrcctory of members.
A flagnificent Stock at
Whether you buy Furs here now or
later you may be sure of choosing Furs
that are correct in style, absolutely
reliable in quality and priced at the
lowest prices equally good Furs can be
WE OFFER YOU NOW values that
we won't be able to duplicate later in
Extra Fine Quality
Special at $29.00
Special at $35.00
Special at $50.00
Special at $42.50
Special at $42.50
Special at $39.50
. o . . $29.00
. . . . $37.50
Fur Coats, Muffs andScarfs
Priced Especially Low for
Black Russian Pony Coats ofla!e.f!: $39.50
Black Russian Pony Coats VX& $50 to $75
28-inch Black Pony Coats . .
40-inch Black Pony Coats . .
Brown Marmot Coats 5?uCeh!s6oLoonog
28-inch Marmot Coats . . .
Muskrat Coats, 3
Near Seal Coats,
36-inch Sable Cony Coats
42-inch Sable Cony Coats
Scarfs and fiuffs Priced Special
Opossum Muffs, sable color and Pillow shape; reg- (J&tf
ularvalue $3.98, Special this week at . . . . P
Opossum Scarfs to match, at . . . $1.98
Marmot Muffs Special at $7.98
Brown Fox Muffs, Pillow shape, special values at $7.50, $8.75 and $10
Black Fox Muffs, PilJow or Rug style . . Special at $10.75
Kussian Mink and Japenese Mink Muffs, splendid values at $10, $12, $15
FINE SETS 0F FOX, JAP MINK, BMCK FOX OR
MINK AT SPECIAL PRICES
Ladies Fur Caps from $2 up. Ladies' Fur Gloves, Near Seal, at $3.50
Coats and Suits
If you are'looking for a Cloth Coat for yourself or child, you will find the largest
assortment here. Also remember that no other store in
this city can sell you "Wooltex Coats"
Caracul and Plush Coats from . .
Coats in Handsome Mixtures, with the wanted (J1 A
Military Collars, Priced from . pIU.
Stylish Coats for Children, the smartest line we
have ever shown, from ....
$12.50 to $30.00
00 to $25.
$5.00 to $12.
Suits flarked Down
Our entire, stock of Suits, all new this season, are marked
extremely low. You can buy a good Suit from
Formerly sold from $15.00 to $30.00
THE STORE THAT SELLS "WOOLTEX" AND THE STORE THAT
CARRIES THE BIGGEST ASSORTMENT