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JHE BUKLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES ! THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1909
Reclamation of Arid Lands Would
Give Opportunity for 25,000,
Pres. Rnrsfow of NnMnnnl Irrlnntlnn
Congress Would Hnvr Government
II o nils iNMiint o MnUp These
Lnndi Avnllnhtp for Cul-tlvntlon.
MADE 5 FLIGHTS
Used the Aeroplane Golden Flyer
of the New York Aeronau
MADE SUCGEFSSUL TURNS
A Urntnrlinlilr I'cnl CnnHdprlne; Ills
Lack of Etpcrlenpr Trlnl on Kin
lllh Flight Cttrtlss Hill Not
Purr Try II tmlll 111m IS(h
Trip In the Air.
We Invite all who have ANY KIND of bank
ing business to transact, to call and INVES
TIGATE emr terms and facilities.
Chittenden County Trust Company
Church Street Burlington, Vt.
Spokane, Wash., Aug. 9-Wlth n mrss
ge from President Tnft, addresses or
welcome hy Governor M. V.. liny, of
Wnshlngton and Mayor N. S. Pratt ot
Kpnknne, nnd numerous responses, the
nntlotinl Irrlentton congress boj:nn Its
rossions In the armory to-day.
More than delcgntrs linri nrrlved this
morning nnd many more are expected
luring the day.
Oeorgo K. Harstow, president of tho
rongress replied to the nddress of wel
come for the congres.n,
Hp spoke In part ns follows:
"Tho nntlonnl government has passed
n law providing for the establishment of
a bnrp.au of Immigration, to alii the
Immigrants to locate on lands for homp
building, but should not the national
government go a step further? Shall I be
regarded ns preaching paternalism when
suggesting that tho duty of the national
government may be, found In providing
under proper safeguard a fund which may
be used to make lonns tp enable this
frugal and thrifty clans of pepole to locate
homes under government Irrigation plans?
The great cities are the maelstroms of
our nation. Their citizens would soon be
come effeminate and decayed savo ns
they can draw upon our country Ufo.
"There Is too much unwarranted pre
judice against many of the nationalities
coming to our shores.
"There are no doubt some of the people
of each nationality undesirable. Rut time
has shown that they make good citizens.
"I deslro to Impress on you the tm
portanee of giving tho federal govern
ment to understand that Ihn people of
the nation demand that tho reclamation
fund shall be forthwith supplemented by
the creation nnd salo from time to time
of gold bonds to the total sum of fo.nnO.OOO
In order that much moro rapid work may
be made In reclaiming the nation's nrld
lands. This same principle finds Its ap
plication In the reclaiming of swamp
lands and Improvement of natural water
ways. 'When all these nrld lands shall
have been brought under cultivation by
Irrigation, we will have opportunity for
nbout ?.',0O0,000 additional population with
rin annual Increase of agricultural prod
ucts amounting to IG,EOO,000,000."
.w York, Aug. 8. Charles Foster
Wlllard, 11 young New Yorker made five
micco'sfnl lllghts In the aeroplane, Gold
en Flyer of the New York Aeronautic
society over Hempstead Plain, near
Mlneola, hong Island, at dawn to-day.
Tho lengths of the flights varied from
seven-tenths of n mile to two miles.
In the fourth flight Wlllard successfully
accomplished his first sweeping over the
field at 40-mlle clip at n height of 30
feet. Hp mnd three complete turns In
all covering two-thirds of a circle.
Ills feat Is considered remarkable
In Hint he has mndo but 11 flights
while Olenn II. Curtlss, now on his
way to France, from whom the so
ciety purchased tho aeroplane, had
made 4S flights before ho attempted
The machine which Wlllard Is using
was wrecked recently at Hempstead
Plain by another young member of
tho society whose arm was broken In
WHAT OUR NEIGHBORS SAY
Montpeller nml Itiitlnnd Sliuiilil Hp
Cnnnppird by Unit .Inst thp Sump.
(From the llrndford opinion.)
The cross. State Hue, whleh up to now
has existed only In tho Imagination, Is
an ever ready subject for a little good
nntured fun. The Ilurltngtnn Free Pre.
opih a mock serious suggestion with an
"If'nttached. Here It Is: "If Untland and
Montpeller lire obliged to fall back upon
an airship system for their proposed
crnss-Stnto line of transportation, they
will be Independent of the public service
commission. There will be no grade
crossing, nnd It will he entirely snfe for
people to wnlk nlnng the track." Rome
of these considerations might seem at
tractive to railroad officials of the pren
stances.Thls Is only one or scores of cases
of wrongful procedure that "the big staff"
snotiiti at onco have corrected.
In Its present bucolic mood tho Herald
renders the State a genuine service In
calling attention to the subject.
THE INTENSIVE GARDEN.
ENEMIES OF WOOD.
Woodpeckers Attack Telephone, Tplp
grnph, and Electric Light Pole.
Considerable damage Ib being done to
telephone, telegraph and electric light
poles by members of the woodpecker
family. These blnlB originally built their
homes In the dead or dying trunks or
limbs of trees, but for soma reason best
known to themselves, have come to the
conclusion that the pealed polo offers
better conditions for a home.
They have become so ravenous of late
that their depredations are attracting
considerable attention among those who
are. compelled to use quantities of wood
en poles. Their activities spread over a
wide portion of the United States, nota
bly In the South, Southwest and Central
West. Cedar poles spm to be tho ones
most frequently attacked. The birds bore
Into them at sny height from the
ground, and the holes which they make
are often two or three inches In ulame
ter and four or five Inches deep. Such
an amount of wood drilled from a stick
of timber which Is carrying a load of
wires naturally weakens the strength
of the line.
It would, of course, not be a difficult
matter to exterminate, these birds. How
ever, this Is not desirable, as they nro
among the must beneficial forms of
bird Ufo nativo to this country because
they destroy large numbers of Insects
which seriously damage forest and food
crops. It seems, therefore, that methods
should bo undertaken to oompel the
birds to revert to their former hnblt
of boring rather than to extemlnate
Frequent Inquiries have been made by
tho forest service In this connection,
but tho only Information to dato which
the government has been able to obtain
Is that on a casual Inspection ot treated
and untieated polo lines in Louisiana. In
that region It was found that poles
which had been impregnated with creo
sote oil were not attacked by tho birds,
whereas untreated poles under the same
conditions were very severely injured.
Whether or not creosoto wtll prevent
audi attack Is not definitely known,
but tho service is Investigating this
problem, and should this oil prove a pre
ventative, it will fulfill a two-fold pur
pose: It will protect the poles from de
cay and destruction from anlmnl life. In
southern Indiana, some members of n
traction company thought that they could
prevent further destruction of their poles
Iby filling the holes In tho wood with
rtones. The birds, however, simply
drilled around tho stones and made tho
conditions much worse. This apparently
does not seem to bo a means of pre
venting their depredations.
TALC AND S0APST0NE.
Production for WIS Reported hy Unit
ed Mntc Grolojilpnl Survey.
The output of talc and soapstone in
tho I"nlted States In ions decreased IT
per cent, from that of 1007, according
to the report on tho nroductlon of
these minerals, by J. S. Illller, In the
"Mineral resources" seiies of the
T'nlted States geological survey. This
decrease was incidental to the general
decline In trade conditions, and the
amount produced, H7,:Tj4 short onn,
was Inrger than that in nny previous
years except 1901", nnd 1007, when the
production was 120.044 nnd 139, S10
short tons respectively.
Owing1 to higher prices the percent
age of decrease was less In the value
of the product than In tho amount.
Of tho f 1,401,222 worth produced In
190S, S7.R19 worth was In the rough;
$71,04$ worth snwed Into slabs, $44;,
024 worth manufactured Into such art
icles ns bath and lnundry tubs fire
brick:, hearthstones, mantels, sinks,
griddles, slate pencils, gns tips, burner
blanks, crayons, anil many otliers; and
$S79,731 worth, or nearly two-thirds,
was ground for use In foundry fac
ings, lubricators for dressing skln.i
and leather, paper making, toilet pow
ders, dynamite, etc.. Talc Is also used
widely as a pigment In high-grade
paints. A minutely fibrous form of
talc Is used to Impart strength and
durability to paper. Much fibrous talc
Is exported to Kurope, where It is re
placing china clay In the paper Indus
New York easily outranks all other
States In the production of talc, nil
the output coming from a small dls
trlct In St. Lawrence county. Vir
ginia leads In the production of soap
stone, the massive form of the min
eral, suitable for sawing Into slabs
for manufacturing laundry nnd labor
atory appliances, Other producing
States nre North Carolina, Vermont,
Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Mary
land, Georgia, New .lersey, nnd Rhode
Imports of tale are confined to the
higher grade nnd amounted in 1 fins to
only 7,429 short tons, a decrease of
over 2C per cent, from the imports of
Talc Is said to have been used In
adulterating sugar, baking powder
and flour. In response to an Inquiry
with regard to this matter Dr. I' W,
Wlloy, chief of the bureau of chnmls
trv in the department of agriculture,
states that samples have not been
found containing tnlc, nnd thnt while
there lB no doubt that It has been used
to some extent for adulterating food,
his Impression Is thnt such use Is ex
TUAVF.I, FOR Tim COMMON PEOPLE
(From the Springfield Reporter.)
The railroads leport a big 'ininmer
travel and It Is nut merel'- wealthy
people who are on the move. Twenty
ears ngo there were hosts of country
people who had never been loo mil's from
home save of course for tile long Journ
ey from the Fast made In youth by man
old people of the centrrl nnd western
States. To-day more of our country
people nre getting outings and tnklng
Journeys of some length.
Mnny people could travel more by
cutting out small extrnvarancles. Some
people get trips to Kurope bv cutting
out expenses like liquor nnd tobacco.
Many people stay at home because they
nte too proud to ride In tourist cars or
In second cabins. The cost of a trip to
Europe If peouto would go second cabin
on a slow boat and stay it small board
Ing houses. Is far below the average cost
of the Journey.
Few tilings pnv better than Intelligent
travel. The man who can cross ono State
without seeing things of value to Ills
business is not very observant.
Wind from tho sea,
Como, sing to me.
filng of the open bay,
Of tho heaving deep,
And tho swift, freo leap
Of the billows at their piny,
fling of the days
When you nnd I
And tho wnves together roved.
Wind from tho sea,
Como. sing to me
For you slug of tho things I've loved
Sound of the sea,
Corne, sigh with me,
Blgh for the days long past;
For tho days when youth
With Its love and truth
Forever and nyo should last
Blgh for the tlmo
When life's full tide
Bwept on, nor was tempest-tost.
Hound of the sea.
Come, sigh with me,
As I sigh for the things I've lost.
J, O, P., In tho Roston Transcript.
FOUNTAIN I'UNS AT FREE PRESS,
GEORGE W DYKE
KILLED BV AUTO
His Chauffeur, P. B. Hoydon of
North Stratford, Was Also
MACHINE WENT OFF LEDGE
THi; FIRST STHAMI'OAT HY A VF.R-
(From the Rr.idford Opinion.)
Die Fulton centenary nnkes us realize
once again that the honor of Inventing
the first steamboat by rights belongs to
Samuel Morey, Instead of to Robert Ful
ton. In 17:U Cant, Morey tlrst run his
stecambont on the Connecticut and later
he run It on what lr now Lake Morey.
which was destined to be Its final rest
ing place. Fulton gets the celebration,
but It probably makes hut little differ
ence to either of the two now.
SOMFTHINC. MI'ST MOVE.
(From the Hnire Times.)
The women of Lyndon nnd Lynclonvllle
are after better roads; so the good roans
movement In those two places Is looking
up. Let the women of n community get
after an Improvement unitedly, and the
Improvement has to come sooner or
Rabe has got a thread and needle
And some useless odds nnd ends
Of old clothes, and all tho day long
She sits there and sews and mends,
And she's learning to match colors
In her baby way and glad,
And Just yesterday Mio asked me;
Does green go together, dad?"
That's the everlasting question
We'rp replying to all day,
Whether she Is at her sewing
Or Is busy ct here play.
When her eye lights on a color
In a ribbon or a plaid
She asks, deeply Interested:
'Does red go together, dad?"
When you hnve a bunch of babies
There Is nlways something new,
Always uome strange baby query
Being handed up to you
Like the ones the baby hands mo,
My woe color-matching tad,
With her eyes upturned In query:
"Dots bluo go together, dad?"
And we never try explaining
Where they're wrong, or set them
T'lpy have all of life before them
And enn well afford to wait
For such little hits of knowledge,
And tho truth of It is we
Wnnt them to be little babies.
Just as long ns they can be.
Sister says "hresqulss" for "breakfast,"
As she hns said all the time,
And Just yesterday she ramn In
To ask: "Dad does pumpkin rhym?"
And J told her I believed so,
And she went out pleased and glad,
While babe queried from her mending;
"Does pink go together, dad?"
J. M. Iiwls, In Houston Post.
FARM VS. CITY LIFE.
(From tho Londonderry Sifter.)
Why do so may people prefer to eke
out a miserable existence In unwhole
some quarters of cities Instead of living
a wholesome life in the country, where a
certainty of comfortable shelter nnd suf
ficient food and clothing Is to be hnd?
The bustle of the city nnd the variety of
life to be seen there may account for
It In some measure; but In nine-tenths
of the cases, it is an existence nnd not a
life thnt Is continued there fiom year to
year. Fnrm life of to-day is not the
drudgery thnt It was r.0 years ago. The
hardest work now is done by machinery:
wlille the telephone, the flee delivery of
mnll, nnd the better facilities for trans
portation, cause the fnrtiiers of to-day
to feel that they are lhlng In settled
communities, though their nearest neigh
bor may dwell a half-mlln distant.
Resides there advantages which the
farmer has, there are greater llnnnclal
returns for the industrious class of them
than there formerly was. To-day only
nbout one-third of the people of thlx
country ere living on farms, vhereas
only a few years ago two-thirds ot the
population were tillers of tho soil. If this
small percentage of the people is to pro
duce enough food supplies for the entire
population, tho prices are bound to llse;
for demand and supply regulate tliosi
things. It Is a question whether one-
third of the population can fred the en
tire community. Ar all events, a farmer
may lie absolutely ceitnln that them will
be a demand for Ills produce, and with
out doubt at high prices from now on
The possibilities tor a young man to
attain great wealth nre not so great on
the farm ns In the cities; but neither an"
possibilities for entire failure. The coun
try needs young men on tile farms moro
than she needs them In the cities, am.
tiie young farmer who Is wise will remain
on tho old place.
Lesson from Sinnll Plot CuMlvnted
by Frpnpli nnd llplglnn.
If we v.ould live by gardening we
must study the ways of gardening. It
was n shrewd old English farmer who
used to say to his sons. "Put the horse
to, nnd let ns drive round and see what
other people nre nftcr."
The French market gardeners nbout
Pails are the most skilful growers In
the world except the Chinese and the
nvcrnge garden of an acre or two "till
rd In Hie eyebrows," ns they say, shows
tiie following returns, given by our con
suls nnd business men interested In the
"There are of course exceptions, where
the total. Income from one ncre Is JOfxV)
n year, but as a usual thing tho gardens
yield but Jl.fAl to the acre, nnd the nvcr
nge nnnunl pvollt of the gardener Is not
over n thousand dollars."
How many ministers nnd college pro
fessors and literary and small shopkeep
ers, artists and literary folk are there
making a healthy living and putting n
thousand dollars n year In the bank be
The common French gardener makes
tills by Intensive gardening. True, he
begins with certain advantages. For
generations before him Ills family have
been gardeners, and the Instinct for the
best methods run In the blood. Within
n ten mile circuit of Paris nre 2,(o1
market gardens, models of care nnd cul
ture, some of which hnve been held by
the same families for 200 years. These
gardens nre not Inrgo; the largest is
said to be not more than four acres, nnd
not the smallest profits are taken from
plots of a quarter acre, tilled with the
Their very name, the maralr, gardens,
comes from the marnls or marshes of
tho Seine, which were drained four gen
ernllons ngo to iret at their rich black
soil. There plots nc tucked nwav In
angles of the old fortifications, or back
ed bv the city walls which protect them
from north and east winds. Or else
the garden hns Its own walls, fight to
fifteen fct high on the north nnd east
sides, giving a climate of its own.
Old gardens dating from Louis Phil
ippe's time anil before have hollow
hrlck walls with heated flues to force
winter fruit on trees trained against
thm. A border ln"i nnd a half feet
wide along these walls will yield more
fruit of the finest quality than we com
monly take from half an ncre of or-
hard. In. winter lean to or spanroof
shelters of glazed sash protect the black
Hamburg aril chnsselas grapes, or the
peaches, red nnd perfumed, which
weigh ten oinces nplece.' Ry May these
glass houes elm hp taken down nnd
the trees 'rnsf nnd'grow strong In the
open air all' V'uTTtrfier'.
The skilled French' or Relglnn garden
er rakes' frtuf"!to se'ifi crops In a senon
from, the same dead rich -soil. There is
no magic In It. The mnralcher, or marsh
gardener, turns over the old mushroom
beds of the season before, forks them
up roughly so thnt the nlr works among
the clods freely to carry off the ncrld
gases of decomposition "to sweeten the.
soli," ns he says. In a few days it grows
powdcy and 'Is beaten ami raked to a
level and three to nine Inches of fine
soil, not too fine, nre "tfted over It to
e the seed bed.
Drive There to Ennble Mr. Van Dyke
o Watch Long Ilrlvprs Chniif
fpur Toiiphul Wrong I.pvpp nnd
Wpnt ovpp hp Cliff Vnn
Dyke Lumber King.
BURLINGTON SAVINGS BANK
Has always paid the hinhest rate o! interest
allowed by law, which at the present
time is. 4 PER CENT per annum.
Its assets on July 1, 1909, were $12,522,892.63.
The number of depositors was 26,892.
All taxes in the State are paid by the bank
oa deposits of $2,000 or less.
Deposits can be made or withdrawn by mail
Money loaned on legal security at lowest
Turners Falls, Mass., Aug, 8 Oeo.
Van Dyke, aged !4 of Lancaster, N.
II., president of the Connecticut Vnl
ley Lumber company and one of tin
best known lumbermen In New Eng
land, nnd his chauffeur, Frederick R.
Ilogdon, aged 30 of North Stratford,
N. II., were fatally injured when the
automobile In which they were riding
plunged over a 7n-foot bank Into the
Connecticut river nt Rlversldo to-day.
Roth died of their Injuries at the Far
ren hospital In Montague City.
Mr, Vnn Dyke, who Is known ns
"The Lumber King of New England,"
had been In this vicinity during the
pnst few days wntchlng the work of
running logs down tho river, which
Is ver" low.
In order to get a better view of the
work, this morning Mr. Vnn Dyke had his
nutninoblle driven to the top of a high
cliff of rocks on the Riverside shore Just
opposite here. They were about to re
turn to the camp when the chauffeur
touched the wrong lever nnd the
machine started forward Instead of back
plunging directly over the bank to tho
Mr. Van Dyke owned the Moose River
Lumber company In Ixiwelltown, Me., nnd
wns president of the Rrompton Paper
company of Rrompton, Que.
He Is survived by two brothers, Thomas
IT. Van Dyke of East Hereford. Que., and
Phllo Van Dyke of McTndoes, Vt.
OIAIILES V. MM11U, rre.Meat.
HICNIIY (illUtOM;, Vlcp.Prp.ldeat.
W. WAtlD, Treawer.
E. . UK .Hf, Assistant Treeitarpr.
TntJS -EES i
C. 1. Smitfif "Atllurd Urnnp, llrnr.f
Greene. .1. .1,. Bor.toir. Uenry Well..
V. W. Wnr, A B. tVtalMemore, V. XV,
Pprry. R. 1. shaa.
4 Remember 1 4 I
IN TUB ORCHARD.
Parmer Hey, therel I sent you up
thnt tree to pick apples, not to shake
Picker I I I m m sorry h h -boss,
Jl but m my chill's c -como
o on a day o e early, Exchange.
A NEWSPAPER'S RFCOLIC.
(From the Landmark.)
"Daisies, twltcligrass, thistles nnd the
abominable wild mustard are fnr more
responsible for the traditional poveity
of the Vermont farmer than nil the tax
tlon abuses the State supports."
Thus snvs the Rutland Herald In an edl
tnrlal on "The Future Vermont,"
Willi" the Vermont fnrmer Is taxed to
an extent unknown to that of his kind
In any other State In t.he country. It
plainly manifest that his losses from nox
lous weeds nre enormous. Only a few
weeks since nnd the. oat fields of the
State were mns'-rs of bright yellow from
the blossoms of wild mustard or kale,
as tne average vermnnter calls It Ffieen
to twenty-five rents more paid for a bushel
of seed onts would have secured clean
seed nnd freedom from the wild mnstnrd
In the satn lltorlal the Herald snys:
"In a year like tho present, when the
hay crop Is scant nnd thin, one ennnoot
help noting the fnet Hint a Inrgo majority
of ennont farms nre badly tilled, weeedy
and cursed with myriad vegetable filths
thnt choke down the hay and fodder crops
nnd ore n standing reproach to the fnr
mer, Individually, nnd an n clnss.
".Summer bonnlers; yes. Mlsoollnneous
lndiihtrles; yes, hut first, Inst nnd con
tlmmllv, better fnrmlng. Learn how lo
do It The Stnto supports a big staff of
In view of the fact that the Stato for
years has supiorted " a big staff ot
know-how people" the observant traveler
about the State wonders why peopm
1 tin oust have not heen taught to plant
orrhaid trees more thnn 12 or 15 ffot
opart, as Is tho case In lh n10"
Then radish Seed, turnips or carrots
of I he small, tender, quick growing sorts
are tlilnlv sown and pressed gently Into
the earth. On this saint, bed twenty-five
lettuce plants with leaves the size of a
half dollar .to set out, very likely with
four or five -nullflowers under the same
glass, in tiie rich warm soil, with pientv
of water, the plants have nothing to do
but to grow as fast ns possible and get
out of each other's way In succession
The radishes are fit to pull In threo
weeks, the turnips nnd enrrots In five to
six weeks, the lettuce being headed and
cut a fortnight before. Then tho caull
flowers hnve room to spread, with '
mrlnn vine or cucumber In the middle
to riot over the whole three by four
feet enclosed, when the cauliflower heads
are set out again In the open field
(From tho Dundee Advertiser.)
At n recent sale in Ixmdon a violin by
Antonlus Ptrndlvarlus, with the original
label dated 1CSS, went for tt.CcT. not nil
out-of-the-way price, as there are alwnvs
wealthy enthusiasts eager to buy such
instruments. Violins have a strong fas
clnntlon, not only for violinists, but also
for others who have neither ear nor
skill, filllott, the Rlrnilngham penmaker
left a line collection; nnd It Is hard to
snv whether the player or tho nnn-plny-
Ing collector adores them most. The vlo
lln has n liternture all to Itself, with a
monthly journal, nnd anecdotes of nil
kinds, of course, abound. It was
voting gentleman nbout to scrape his
catgut nt nu evening party who sn'd to
his host, In tones duly bellttlng tiie grav
It v of the communication: "Do you know
sir. mv fiddle In two hundred years old?'
"Never mind." said the old gentleman
kindly, on whom tho Information wns
lost, "Never mind; I dare pay nonody
will notice It."
That we are prepared to transmit funds to
all parts of the world and to equip travelers
with Letters of Credit and Travelers' Cheques
that afford the safest possible form for carry
ing money and are available both in this
country and in foreign lands. American Ex
press Company checks always on hand.
Burlindon Trust Ge.
City Hall Square, North.
FALL HAT PROPHECIES.
Small nnd I.nrge Shnpes to He Worn-
If nny woman wants to know what
the full fashions In hats are going to
be let her ptudy the midsummer models.
There she will get nbout all the know
ledge available nt present. These tilings
are put out as feelers to test the fash
ionable tnste, and from them will lie
born the fashions of tho winter.
From the contemplation of these style.
different people arrive at different con
clusions. Some nro convinced Hint
smnller hats are going to prevail, while
others are equally sure of the contrary.
The former havo been attracted by the
exceptions, quaint bonnets fitting close
to the bend, or the smart little new
toques, while tiie latter have been Im
pressed by the broad-brimmed lints,
which constitute a large majority. The
event will probably prove that both are
partly right and partly wrong. Roth
large hats and small lints nnd hats that
are neither very Inrge nor very small
will be worn.
Roth lnrge brims nnd large crowns
are expected, nnd the brims show a
tendency to turn abruptly up at one
side nnd droop In an equally narked
manner nt the other. The trims will
nlso be shorter nt the back to agrpe with
the flatter style of hair dressing. The
extinguisher" variety of brim seems
to have seen Its best days, nnd is no
longer pntronlzed, observers say, by the
A conspicuous fashion of the moment
which might easily be continued Into
the fall Is the mntclilng of the gown by
the lint, the shnpe being stretched over
with the same mnterlal. Hats are cov
ered with shantung, linen foulard, to be
worn with dresses of tho same mnterlal
nnd nattein. and sometimes they nt"
even braided to match the gown.
A curious fashion, but one which Is
obtaining a ieat voijne. Is the ise of
velvet In midsummer hats. In the
shapes this mnterlal is used for crowns
and even for entire hats, and It is nlso
used fnr trimming". There is a craze in
Paris for black civet (lowers-poppies,
tulips and gigantic ears of barley, while
Immense rossettes nre made of bias vel
vet. All this probably foreshadows a
still greater vogue of velvet In the com
Plumage Is much In evidence on the
midsummer millinery, nnd Is certain to
continue in fashion. Plnnus of every
description will he worn with wings,
aigrettes nnd nil sl7.es of made-up feath
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V F. HENDEE, Local Correspondent, i'URLINGTON, VT.
CAR WHEELS CUT
m BODY IN TWO
Train Baggage Master George
Demag of Essex Junction
Killed at Richmond.
TRIED TO BOARD A FREIGHT
Not nlways, but almost always, a want
nd. will get It for you.
WHAT RAHIIITS COST AUSTRALIA.
(From tho London Chronicle,)
The rnhblt Is nn expensive little nnl
mnl. A return has Just been presented to
tho Parliament of Queensland showing
how much the destruction of the pest lias
cost Hint Stnte. Tho figure Is a tidy ono
Until the early Ws there wcro no rab
bits lu Australia. Then some mallgnnnt
fare prompted a squntter to Import a
few for sporting purposes. These been mo
tho progenitors of countless millions, and
tho "rnhblt plague" brought nbout the
ruin of thousands of farmers. The prlzo
of 6,00D for on effective exterminator
hns never been won, Among those who
hnd n shot for it wns M. PnstPiir,
A PROGRESSIVE DOCTOR,
Physician "Suffer from Insomnia, pIi?
Eat anything ,1'Pfpre you go to bed?"
Patlpnt "Why, doctor, you onca told mo
never to pat anything befora going to
PhyBlclan (with dignity) "My dear sir
that was 'way hark It) 1W. Science has
made wonderful strides slnco those days!"
(From the Rrockton Times.)
When Plymouth County Is Invested by
hostile troops, nnd tiie tide of the bnttlo
swings back nnd forth through Middle
born, Lnk'vlllp, Plymouth nnd possibly
tho Rrldgewaters, It Is certnln that soma
damage will be done to private property.
The troops will he unnbln to keep to the
pnhllc highways. They must cross farms
nnd residence property In lnrge num
bers, hiwns, meadows, nnd In some care
even gnnluns will be trnmpled. Unlpss
tho soldiers show unexpected selfrpstrsint
there will be some foraging for fresh
food. With millions of blank cnrtrlges be
ing discharged, there will bo the con
stant rnenance of forpst, brush or grass
fires. In a word, these manoeuvres can
not he performed without some loss and
Inconvenience to those who live in tho vi
cinity. In view of thefp facts, It Is plnlnly up
to the people of Plymouth County to dis
play reasonable patlpncp. The Federal
and State Governments stnnd ready lo
pay for the harm dom Ronrds of com
petent otXIcers will follow close on the
heels of the troops nnd try to settle up
each afternoon nnd evening for the harm
resulting from tho dnv's bnttles. It is
strongly to be hoped that the public will
try to cooperato with the military authori
ties and make the innnoeuvers ns much
of a success as possible.
These mimic, wars are the only way
thnt militia enn get the experience neces
sary to keep them ready for service
Otherwlso they will novor learn how to
live out from under roofs, and tako caro
of themselves in the open. If the property
owners nre unreasonable In their demands
It wtll drive uwnv an sucn events in su
ture. Massachusetts wants them, and tho
suction whero the war takes place will
probably benefit financially moro than It
('might I, ndiler, Ran n Few Stpps and
FpII iimlpr 1Iip Moving Trnln
Young Man Worked nil tlip
Surplus and Ms 150,000
J. II. UVTB9. rreaMeat.
r. K. BintGGli, noa-rrcataaat.
M. T. BUTT ICR. CMafttoc
BL WEED, Aaautaa Ca
ZEPPELIN IS NOT DEAD.
Essex Junction, Aug. 10 George He-
mag of this village, aged :.i years, met
a horrible death at Richmond nt 12:10 1
o'clock this afternoon by falling under Is linking Good Recovery from io
the wheels of a northbound freight
trnln. He hnd motioned for the train,
which did not stop there, to slow up,
had cnught hold of a brnkeman's iRd
der nnd wns nbout to Jump on after
running a few steps when In some way
ho fell under the wheels, His body wns
cut In two ncross the chest,
Mr. Demag wns baggage master on
the Central Vermont railway between
Essex Junction and Rurllngton nnd ut
ter finishing his morning's work hnd
come back hero on the White Mountnln
trnln nnd gone nn to Richmond, pres.
iimably for the ride as was sometimes
his custom, Tiie Richmond health of
ficer, Dr. II, H. Seeley, nnd First Selent
mnn George E. Hnrtlett were summoned
nnd ordered the body removed to tho
Oprrntlnn lip Underwent.
Rprltn, Auk 10 The rumor emanating
from lindou that Count Zeppelin, tho
Inventor of the dirigible balloon which
bears Ills name, had died Is without
foundation. He Is not only living but
he is quickly recovering from the effects
of the minor operation which hnd heen
performed for an abscess on his neck.
The dnrlng aeronaut had so far recov
rnd that he was out walking yesterday.
DECREASE IN USE OF ANTHRA
CITE. From ISTii to ln the average pro
duction of bituminous coal was l.U
undertaking rooms of Fred J. Kenvon 1 times thnt of anthracite, nut trom imu
where It was prepared for burial nnd . to 1W5 Hip production 'of bituminous coal
later brought to his home for burial. wns t.ns times thnt of hnrd coal. Tho
The unfortunate mun was born hero 1 reason for tills comparatively large gain
August 17, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. I hi the production of bituminous coal lies
Dnvld Demng For about a ypar he was 1 in the fnct that nnthraclte liss been for
hmrnnce muster nt the local stntlon and ! n number of years becoming moro nnd
for nbout two years had been trnln bag'
gnge mnstcr on tho shuttle trnln to
Rurllngton. Hn was a member of the
Rrotherhood of Hallway Trainmen nnd
nlso of Iroquois Camp, M. W, A of
Wlnoonkl. Ho Is survived by a wife and
two sons, Arthur aged four, and Ernest,
aged two years and by his parents and
six brothers and three Bisters,
To feel strong, hnve good nppetlte
and digestion, sleep soundly and pn
Inv life, linn nnrdock Illood Hitters.
I tho areu't system tonic and builder.
more n luxury, owing to the compara
tively restricted area In which It Is pro
duced and the Increased cost of produc
tion ns deeper and thinner beds hnve to
be worked. It Is now almost entirely re
stricted to domestic consumption In Hie
Eastern States, but even for domestic
purposes coke and gas, the products of
and more with anthracite In tho larger
cities and towns. Large amounts of tho
smaller sizes of anthracite which were
formerly wnsted nre now used for heat
ing nnd running elevators In offlco
buildings, hotels and apartment homes.