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'THE 15UKLINGT0JN FKtiK riWiX AND TIMES: THURSDAY, .TAXTAUV 20, 01f.
WALSH GIVES OP
A USELESS FIGHT
Ex-Banker and Man of Millions
on His Way to Five Year3
Chicago, Jan. 18. John R. Walsh,
72 ycnrn old, after winning Ills way
from newsboy to the control of mil
lions of dollars In banks, railroads,
newspapers and coal fields, to-night
loft for the fcdnral prison Rt Leaven
worth, Kang., to begin a five years'
sentence for misapplying the funds of
the Chicago Nntlntinl hunk of which
he whs president nt the time of Its
failure throe yeara nito.
The start for prison followed a de
nial hy the 1'tilted States circuit court
of appeals of his petition for a new
trial on tho ground of alleged mis
conduct hy the, jurors who found
Walsh heard of tho adverse decis
ion of the circuit court hy telephone
at 11:40 a. m. At four In the after
noon, he listened to the reading of
the mandate committing him to prison
and an hour later had ald good-bye to
his wife, daughter and friends and
started for the railroad station. He
left In custody of marshal at 6:00 p.
m. for Leavenworth, where he Is duo
THE STORY OF HAGENBECK.
Trainer's Life Oae Long Advctitnrr
The T'nlque Dnslness lie ill
(From the London Chronicle.)
There will appear In a week or two
a decidedly fascinating and entertain
ing book by Mr. Carl Hngonhock.
rveryona. of course, knows Mr. Hug-
enbock an the p-rt animal denier of
Hamburg. His book Is nothing less
than the story of his life.
There are few living men who have
such a wonderful story to loll as Mr,
Hagenbeck. By dint of hatd work
and proservanro he hn created a gl
gantln and unique business, .lust nut
1de Hamburg, at s little place called
Ptelllngen he has founded a great nnl
mal exchange, at which you can pur
chase any animal you cate to name
from a white mouse to a double-horn
ed rhinoceros. Then (here Is the fa
mous zoological park, n ostrich farm,
n training school for wild beasts, and
a host of other concerns appertaining
to the wild beast trade.
To-day (ho proprietor is sixty-three
years of age, but strong and healthy
and as nimble In his movements n a
man half his years. This Is all the
more remarkable from the fact that
he has had n hard, uphill life. J I is
father was a poor flh dealer, and he,w
he became an animal dealer is told in
his book, advanced sheets of which tho
writer was permitted to see through
the courtesy of the author.
"T suppose," writes tho dealer. "It
would be right to say that the busi
ness grw out of an accident. My
father was a fish-dealer living in St.
Paul!, one of the most thickly popu
lated districts of Hamburg. One day
a fisherman, who supplied him with
fish, brought him some seals which ho
"My father bought them nnd sold
'hem to a travelling showman. He
made a good profit on the transaction,
so told nil the fishermen he knew to
bring htm nil the seals they could
. "When I was eight years old, a
Greenland traveller arrived in Ham
burg with a live polar bear. My fath
er bought It, and I believe that 1 am
right In saving that this was the fust
polar bear ever seen In Kuropo. Wo
were all delighted with this huge
snowy-white creature from the Far
North, and after a family council we
decided to rent a small shop !n Splel
budenplatz, In ft. I'aiiil, and exhibit
"I can well recall 11. n sign over
the window: The Oreat 1'olar Heur
from Greenland.' We chained four
pence for admission, and with the pro
ceedi bought other animal and birds
from pallors who brought them home
on their ship' "
It was cerlalrlv a humble begin
ning, and In those far-off days the fu
ture dealer little dreajned that hn
would ore day possess tho finest zo
ological gradons In Europe, attain to
wealth and affluence, and bo the re
cipient of honors from the leading
scientific, societies and Institutions of
When young Carl was fifteen years
of age nil father handed over to him
the management of the little shop
menagerie. At that time the capital
alu of the stock of the shop vra
?). Tn-dav tho value of the wild
beasts alone In H.igonbeck's Tlerpark
at Hamburg Is set doum at fieO.OOO
At twenty-one the future dealer took
over the whole concern from his fath
er and decided to launch out and be
come tho leading wild animal mer
chant of the day.
Naturally, the main thing was to se
rure the animals, and periodically the
youthful merchant would leave home,
to turn up again a few months later
with all aorta of wild creatures ob
tained from distant parts. As the bus
iness grew he engaged hunters to
ratch the animals for him. being care
fill to sclert competent men. The ani
mal hunter has to possess muscles of
Iron, a heart of oak, tho digestion of
in ostrich, and know how to handle
the human savage ns well as tho snv-
In tho rcrvlco of Mr. Hagenbeck
these daring men have ventured Into
the dark forosts of Africa, traversed
Ireary deserts, and visited the Jung
les of India and tho wastes of Siberia.
One day a hunter named Casanova
lent the dealer a telegram from Suez
saying that he was 111, and asking
llagonbeck to come and tako charge
of his animals, "When I arrived at
tho hotel In Suez, where the hunter
w.ih staying, I saw a curious sight,"
says the dealer, "Klophants, giraffes,
antlopes and buffaloes were In the
courtyard tied 'to palm trees. Among
them sixteen ostriches ran about un
lQttered while In some sixty large
luiclUmf cases were lions, leopard,
liihthers, striped hyenas, Jackals, civet
i.tttc, rhinoceroses and nil sort of
Tu.duy the gfent dealer bus sixty
European hunter and collectors
woiklng fur him, lie has establish
ed girat receiving depots in all parts
of the globe. Thero are five In Asia,
three In Africa, several In Kuropc, two
In India, and three In America.
Many of Mr, llagenbeck's travellers
hava been noted explorers. Hcfore
Joseph Monges engaged himself to
Ilngenbcck he accompanied Oonernl
(lordnn to the head-waters of tho Nile,
where he made Important studios of
flora and fauna of the region. On this
trip nearly every one of his compan
ions died of fever.
Then there was Essler, who was
never so happy ns when catching
monkeys, lto was once held a prison
er by King Theodora of Ahyslslnla for
six years, being released by tho Brit
ish. Alas! some, of these daring: hunters
havo lost their Uvea while In quest of
their strango quarry. Thero was
Kohn, a llavarlan. He was as dry and
as grave as a mummy, but he under
stood at! well as anyono how to catch
One day he turned up In Europe
with n troop of giraffes. The dealer
promptly bought them nnd told him
to go nnd get more. Four times ho
travelled Into the he.rrt of Africa for
tho firm, until he was murdered dur
ing the Mahdlst uprising. While
bringing home somo animals from
Sumatra only a few weeks ago a col
lector died from fever. Among his
captures was a python twenty-nine
feet six Inches long and turning the
scale at three hundred pounds, the
largest serpent In captivity.
Tho story of how wild beafts are
caught and transported from their na
tive haunts to tho zoological g.itdons
of Europe Is full of Interest to the
lay mind. Lions are taken when mere
cubs, and brought up on milk and
fowl. It Is much the same In the case
of ell the bigger animals; only the
young are taken, for the simple rea
son that It would be Impossible to
hold a full-grown specimen,
To capture the giraffe natives
mount their swift Abyssinian ponies
in charge of a Kuropean hunter. They
drive a herd forward at such a pace,
that it is Impossible for the young to
keep tip with their elder. The form
er are then raptured, a halter placed
round their necks, and tied to trees.
Often they require careful "nurs
ing.'' so harmful are tho eifecls of the
chase. Indeed. In the case of rate
deer and antelopes it Is necessary
-sometimes to Inject chloroform to
send tho animals to sleep; otherwise
they would die of fright.
Zebras are caught by natives who.
armed with an offensive! looking short
stick, at the end of which arc 1 1 oil
short pieces of colored cloth, sur
round a herd, and hy shouting anil
waving their sticks drive tho animals
forward Into a previously-prepared
corral. Some of the expeditions sent
out hy Hasretibeok remain away for
periods of six to eighteen month".
The two most expensive animal to
day are the hippopotamus and the
rhinoceros. There are two ways of
catching the former. One Is as fol
lows: The so-called Hawati, of
tei -hunters, of the Sudan, all of whom
are expert swimmers and divers, har
poon their vlt ttms at the noon hour.
when tliey are in de.p slumber. They
then pull them to the bank by moans
of a cord nt Inched to tho harpoon,
made In such a w.ty that It does not
make a deep wound. Cully three
quarters of the hippos exhibited In
llurope have been caught in this way.
The other method Is to cIIr a pit In
the finest and conceal Its opening bv
branches of t r- and leaves. Wnen
the mother hippo and her baby, the
latter always walking 111 front, pass
es along tin, young hippo fall.- Into
tlie trap ami is (aught.
In handling his .strange lucnhaii-di-e
Ml. Hagenbeck has met with not
a few adventures and nairow escapes.
Soi.ie years ago he had an exciting
time with an elephant. He was at the
railway depot superintending the de-
pateh of a number of animals when
an express tialn ran thiuugh tho sta-
on, whistling rather long and fur
iously ns it did so. The elephant was
frightened anil thing!! looked seilous.
gulek as lightning ilngonbeck
jumped up and i.uignt hold of one of
lis ear. nut tho animal dashed away
with tho dealer hanging on. He was
can led In this fashion right tlnough
the strerts of Hamburg, nnd the ele
phant did pot stop until It readied
tho slablo frum which It had been
i.amoii.i.i: cot vrv politick.
(From th! Moirl'villn N. ,. . and Citi
There is a little talk jus1, now along the
line of county politics and even at tho
risk of being called "suniewhnt previous"
we give at this time what wn have pick
ed up from various p.vts of tiie county
r.nd hove ii Is:
Tiir office of senator will so to Arba A.
Pike of Htowe, if ho wants it. If not, H.
H. Hhrrvnn of Johnson nnd B, B. Blake
of Eden have friends that would be
pleased to nee them called.
Judgo Walker retires from the bench
next wtnteir. Anme those "mentioned"
for the place ore J. V. Stevens of Wntor
vllle, A. W. Foster of Wolcott and J. 8,
Leach of Hyde Park.
Kor Judge of probate, F.. C. White can
have the Job as long as hn wants it.
For sheilff, 11. I Stevens- will take a
re-nomlnatlon. W. M. Smith uf Cam
bridge would like it nnd it is sa.d that
Geo. Town's friends would like to seo
him get there.
For State's attorney, theie appears to
be "a diversity of opinion." M. P. Mau
rice says ho will not tako the office again
under any consideration. Just think of
It. a man in Lamoille county refusing an
office! Anyhow, If there Is to he a vacan
cy Fred Hicknell and V. K. Traiy would
both like the chance of lining It again.
It Is said that Fred McFarlnnd tins aspir
ations In that direction. I'urtheimore,
theie are those who tay that Thomas C,
Cheney or Hogcr W. Hulhurd should not
let private InteieslT Interfere with public
dutlea I'M t that they should again tnlin
For hi;h bailiff, well tho returns nro
not all In yet, so It mav he better to
withhold roninieut alonf fits line until
some future time,
It Is n long tltnu before) convention, and
when that rolls around theie may bo
more developments than "Horatio ever
drejimed of." Nevertheless, we bIvo the
above for meditation of those Interested
and comment, pro and con, generally
VtRUJINO TO Till". MAJOIIITV.
A Philadelphia physician, In declar
ing that Insanity wan fieqi'ently pro,
ductlvo of sound logic tempered by wit
told the story of a patient ho onca met
hi an asylum.
Ho came across tho patient while
strolling through the grounds, nnd, stop
ping, spoke to htm. After a brief con
versation on conventional topics the phy
Why ate you here'."
"Simply a difference of uplniuu," re.
tilled Hie patient. "I :ild all men were
mail, and all men Mtld I was mad ami
the miijorlly on."-I,lppliicott'.
MAY BE RIGHT TO
Suicide, Also, Is Justifiable) at
Times, Says Eminent Brain
Philadelphia, Jan. 1, Dr. Kdward
A. Kpltzka, the noted brain special
ist of the Jefferson Medical College,
declared yesterday at a meeting of
the Protestant Episcopal Clerical
llrotherhood that ''murder and suicide
were at times justifiable." Ills as
sertion, which caused a sensation, was
mado In reply to questions put by a
clergyman after listening to nn ad
dress by Dr. Spltzka.
'There are times when murder and
even suicide appeals to a normal mind
ss Justifiable, breaking no law and
perhaps as the only human way out
of a horrlbln situation," and Dr. Splts
ka. "Take for Instance, a soldier
who Is to be hanged as a spy or muti
lated by a barbarous foe. He knows
thero Is no escape, and armed with a
weapon, kills himself, t think this
case Is justifiable suicide.
"Now, In answer to the other ques
tion. Is the taking or ending of a hu
man life ever Justltlod? Aside from
legal homicide, such as an electrocu
tion, the physician is sometimes con
fronted with the problem of saving a
human being unmentionable torture
by giving a grain of morphia. Take
a railroad accident Tile physician Is
face to face with a human being pen
ned under a tmln and suffering agony.
One greln of morphia wH end it all.
It Is not uncommon for a physician to
have to face this situation, and I wilt
KAy that under some circumstances
he Is Justified In using his judgment
and giving relief 'n the semblance of
death to the fufferer."
Dr. Spltzka was asked what he thought
of phrenology. He replied that the "so
called science" was in error. He denied
the theory of cr1 initial brain-.
"examination of brains by the Lom
brnso school shows that gloat criminals
had finely developed brains, while In
many cases the so-called criminal brain
has been found after death In people
whoso lives were moral nnd lovable."
Another statement of the phv slcian that
fntheis over .''1 years old produce most
moral and religious ehlldien caused the
clergymen to gasp.
"Children of fathers under years old
nro usually egotists, milltaiy and nsgri ,i
she," he said. "Those born of fathets
between 1" and r,0 vears aie philosophers
nnd thinkers; hut the finest moralists, re
ligious teachers and philanthropists, such
ns Heniamln franklin, were born after
their fatlieis had reached the age of 50
A CHILDREN'S MUSEUM.
It Is in Pnrls nnd It Is Ml for Dolls
Fanny N Mai shall tn January St. Nicho
Don; on think, mv deal," said
Maigant Lindsay's father at breakfast
one moiuing, "that it would be u good
idea lor you and Murgatet to go with
me to Pails tills j ear? I shall have to
bu there for a month at least."
Maigaret caught her breath with de
I'ht and then held it while her mother.
after thinking for n moment, nodded
hilghlly, snyl-ig, "c if course it would,
John How soon ni'ist wo he rendv?"
'Will ten days gle you lime enough?"
Ten days? Yee, Indeed! If It was to
morrow we would say yes just the sAine,
wouldn't we, .Maigaret?"
And so It came about Hint the Llnd
avs found themselves settled In Paris
for the month of Mav. The horse-
chestnuts were In snowy bloom under
ladinnt blue skie, the streets and parks
weie full of people who seemed to have
lii'thni", to do hut to enjoy themselves,
while 'o many more were going about In
carriages and cabs and omnibuses
whoh ciouded the diiwways that Mar
gaiet Hi', unlit no one could be left In
Now nnd then, when Mr. Lindsay had
i day to spare, all three went for an
.xeurslem outside of the city to see the
uondeful palaces of Versailles or Fon
lalnchliau, or to picnic in the woods
at St. Cloud. On other days Margaret
and her mother visited tlm museums and
picture galleries and places where such
Interesting things had happened that, as
hur mother told her about them. Mar
garet felt as though sho were walking
through the pages of a fascinating story
Hut sometimes she found the mu-
sounls Just a bit dull for a little girl of
eight, and one day, as they sal resting
in ono of the long picture galleries of
the Louvre, she asked a little wistfully,
A ro museums always made Just for
grown-up people, mother? Theie ar so
ninny 1 should think there might be
one for children,"
A visitor standing ne'ii had evidently
eivcrheuid the question, for thx turned
to them with 11 charming smile, and
.said, addressing Mrs. Lindsay in Kng
Ush, bu with the prettiest imaginable
accent: "If madame will permit me, I
can ttll htr of a musee In Pnrls, hut
very tw visitors find it. At 41 Rue
Oay leiiEsac, not far from the Luxem
bourg garden, is tho Musee des Poupees
the Museum of the Holls," she ex
plained to Margaret, who wss listening
"Vou aie very kind to answer my
daughter's eiuestlon," said Mrs. IJndsay,
"It Is as much of u surprise to me as It
Is to her to know Hut there Is such a
"And may wo go there to-morrow'."'
asked Margaret, her blue eyes sparkling
and her wearlnejss forgotten,
"Ah, no!" tho lady answered. "To
day Is Tuesday nnd It Is open only on
Thursday afternoons. You see; that is
the time when our school children can
fto there; Thursday Is our weekly holi
day Instead of Satuiday, which I am
told Is the holiday In America."
"Aro the dolls very pretty nnd nro
there as many us a hundred?" demand
ed Margaret, eagerly,
" Oh, surely many more than a bun
dred," said their new friend, "And
pretty? Yes, some of them, but not
nil, It Is more Interesting to have them
different, like people, Is It not?"
"Hut please tell me," said Mrs. Linld
Hay, "Is it a private museum or a pub
lic one, and who planned It?"
"Why, It was not planned at all, It
came about In this way; somo yeais
at'p It was decided to teaching swlngr In
our French schools and a very clever
lady, Mademoiselle lioerilg, wan placed
In charge of that branch of tho school
troik, aiie wai much interested In th
treat variety of .costumes that are to
bo found In our province of Hrlttany,
where every town Iw lis uwii fashion
Hint remains the siimn for yenr and
jears, So she directed that the child-
ren of the schools there, as part of
their sowing lessoTisy should dtess two
dolls, ono In the everyday lresfl ' IC
other lu the hollflav drers worn n '"
people of their district. And It must
bo correct nh, down to tho hist 'Ut!e
button! Just Imagine," she said, turn
ing to llnrgare.l, "the fun l'10"0 cllil''
rn must have had diesslnif dolls in
"But are all the dolls In the museum
In Brittany costumes?" o.'kcd Mi". J'1'"1'
"Ah, no, nol That was hut tho hc
trlntilng. Thirty dolts wete dtessod so
and presented to tho iJopartment of
Instruction, as we call It, to t0,v wl,n
the other work of the schools. Later,
a great national exhibition was held at
Rouen and Mademoiselle Koenlg wiole
to nil the French leubllc. schools Invit
ing tho pupils to do as the Hrlttany
children had done and send dolls to
the exhibition. Two hundred dolls were
received, some coming all the way from
tho French colonies In Algiers and
India nnd Indo-C'hl'na. This mad" the
collection o lare that It was given a
homo of Its own when the exhibition
was over, and behold! the. Museum of
the Dolls! And If von go to see It,"
she said utth a smile, "you will surely
forgive mo for detaining you so long
to talk about It." And with a pretty
gesture of farewell she left them.
Margaet declared that the next day
seemed Just like the one before Chrlrt
rnas, she was In such a hurry for
Thursday to come.
Pefore Margaret realized It, noon came
and luncheon nnd the drive to the P.ue
Outside the hulldlng appeared to he
a dwelling house and not at all as one
expects a nfuscum to look, but, as thy
went up the stairs, Margaet said to
hrself that, of course, a doll museum
would be quite different from any other.
When they reached the upp-r floor a
door stood Invitingly open nnd beyond,
flooded with funshlni;, was the most
delightful room Imaginable. All the wall
spaces were filled with glass cases In
which the most marvelous dolls were
to be seen, while down the center of
the rejoni was another great case with
many mote, each bearing a rniall caid
tellln- what the eost'imo was, where
and when It was worn, and hy what
school It had been made There were
a number of pieces of dainty needlework
hi the cases, too.
"If they were real people what beau
tiful fancy-dress parties they could
have!" said Marcaet.
And Margaret was quite light, for
among all the costumes no two seemed
to he alike. Cine showed Joan of Arc
as n peasant girl, another dressed ns a
soldier es when she led the armies of
France; there were fishermen and their
wives, simple nuns and hlghhorn abbess
es, shepherds and shephet drsses of the
mountains, a queen In black velvet and
gold lace, a lovely lady doll In pale blue
silk with flounces to her waist and an
old-Mshioneil whlte-stilnijed bonnet,
while near hy was a srioup dressed as
Arabs, ent by n school In Algiers, and
a doll bride unit groom fiom the French
colony nt Pondlch'Ty In India.
And who evei Imuiined sucli a vari
ety of contrivances to we'ir on the head
not only hats of curious shape, but
strange caps of ribbon nnd lace; one a
wondeful structure of Marched lace and
iire, worn by a brlde-doll from the Island
of Oleron, far out on the western coast
the biggest hat in France in proportion
to its wearer.
It was an enchanted afternoon for
Muigaiet, and the French visitors seem
ed to shnre the pleasure of the little Am
erican glil, exchanging with her shy,
childish glances of svnpnthy and uner
stntidlng as they stood side by side en
joying teigcthrr-.neinTO spepUllv charming
ineii.iier hi uie .ousee ocs I'lmpec!1,
As u rule fashionable women look ery
inuih mike so far ns neckwear is e on-
ceriit'J, says the Housekeeper for .Inr;-
unry. No other detail of dress-with ih
exception, perhaps of veils is subject to
such uuick changes or so influenced by, A total of 7C pilsotieis liae been com
fnds. In New Voik, where fn.shioiis como milled to the Oiange county Jail the past
and co with hewildeilng lapldlty, ono'.Near. The Oi allowed to work outside
may tell in a moment by her neck we r ' have earned Of this amount
the oul-of-town woman who haa not yet SJ.'.Ua was paid for prisoners' clothing,
in uuhed the latest wrinkle In neck-! 1 living a balance of J4:0.S9 to the State.
dressing but Is clinging to an In thei
n ict i opohs obsolete st vie
Frills and Jabots escaping from tho
coat opening aie cxli.nng.'intly popular.
11, I , n.l ,Vi ..,.r,l,-,ir trlllu ,.A
j M, n,ftnnt that the comic papers lmvo
1 1: is e 1 1 ta depleting the girl of the period
ns a pouter placon. puffed out alarin-
ln,',ly fiom waisl to chin. These dainty
frills make n deal of troublo for the
woman who must eeonomie, for tho
white Ituftlmx must, of course. be
above uspli Ion In the matter of spot-
lessncss and freshness and as the avei-
l.-iuudnss Is Incapable of turning
, ul the delicate firierv in the crisp, yet
eofl flutlngs of the new accessories, the
pietty frills must be sent to a cleaner
at runslderihle we-eklv expense.
At Ibe top of the fluffy Jabot, and
Just wheie It mreis the high, neatly
boned and pinned stock, Is placed a
small, flat bow of black satin or velvet
ribbon, and this pert little black bow
nestll.iR among the soft while frills b -low
one's chin, Is nttincttvoly chic, nnd
'becoming. Full bows of tulle aie nl-o
small, nnd back tulle bows are smarter
than thpso of white. These tulle bows
are worn at the fiont of the stock, dl
rci'tly beneath the chin.
The new stocks are exquisitely dainty,
ninny bouts of hand work being evident
on thore worn hy well di essed women;
and just new the ste'k of very flue ba
tlsto or linen, showing hand needle-worit
and little motifs on cluny or Irish lace,
is much smarter thun tho all lace stoct
of even costly Irish crochet.
Tin: N17.K ok HAiNniiops.
(From "Nature and Science" In Febru
ary St. Nicholas.)
, Halndrops do not always have the
same sizo or weight, and tills la pri
marily due to the fact that they are
not formed like the drops of water that
fell from a wet cloth or tho spout of a
pitcher, or the drops that rush out of
the small holes In a gnrden sprlnklor,
In all these latter cases a solid stream
of water Is broken up Into drops; hut
the raindrop Is tornitd In the cloud
by the accumulation of minute ntoms
of wator drawn together Into one drop,
and sometimes by tlld melting of a large
snowflake or a solid little ko hailstone.
When a diop !4 thus formed In the
clouds, II begins to fall, no matter whe
ther It be largo or small, and the ob
servers In balloons stato that all sizes
of drops are to be found within tho
clouds themselves, from the llncst fog
and drizzling mist up to the heavy tain.
It Is commonly sintcl that tho bigger
drops fall faster than tho smaller ones
and overtake them nnd giovv blsip'i.
This sounds, reasonable, but no mm has
really proven It.
Cooking receipt.HTh'e' chrf'B wage.
Illval gunKs.-Those vvoida signify a
split In the other political party.
Plane Ineanlty-Maiaejy afflicting some
Midriff llnks-Th lust cuff humm
Well dotie- ivercvjqiied; meat
(Mine law Nuvrr ta-uiiip our parlnt 1 i
scu.-CtncdunHti Commercial Tribune,
SIGNS NEW BILL
Ten Cutters Ave Given Employ
ious for Conference.
Montpelltr, Jan. U. The granite manu
fracturing firm of H. Casellnl A Co. of
this city r.hlch employs 10 cutters signed
the new bill ibis morning and started
nork In Its ehedn. Fred Connors, one of
the cutters employed by this firm, Is
president of the Montpeller branch of
the granite cutters' union.
Tho Parte Granite Manufacturers as,
roclallon, through Chnrles H. Wlshart
Its secretary, baa sent to tho secretatle-
of all the union lockout committees
within its Jurisdiction a notice that a
committee from tho manufacturers' as
sociation Is ready tn confer with a like
committee from any union branch. An
attempt wns made to-day to get a meet'
tug of a committee from the cutters and
the manufacturers In Barre but when
the cutters learned tills afternoon that
the manniacturerfi committee was not
composed wholly of ISnrre men negotla
Hons ceased. It Is Inferred from this
that the Hal re cutters desire to settle
the trouble there without reference to
any other place
The directors of the Rarre board of
trade hove appointed a committee com
posed of John McDonald, N, D. Phelps
anu W. J. C-lspp which Is ready to use
Its good ofllc's In an attempt to settle
tho tiouble In Harre if the committees
from the manufacturers and cutters do
site their assistance.
There were 61 births, R0 marriages
nnd tj!) death"- In the town of HnrdtvlcK
during the past year.
At the beginning of last year a deficit
of 3747.10 stood against the Bennington
V. M. C A. but the association begins
I01U with u clean slate.
Mrs. Atthur fitllwell of r'he.ster dlef.
piiLUinonla Monday within a few houis
of the death of her husband. Her moth
er-tn-law Is 111 with the same discus..
Hubert H. Wnlkei, who has been placed
nt the head of the Hock Island r.i'lroad
was bom in Uull.'ihd. He W but " years
Lwuinrd V. Foye of Rutland, a railroad
employe, has tiled a petition In bank
ruptcy with liabilities of J",iS.30 and no
assets. Most of his creditors are doctors
A skidding log caught James Welsher
of Nairn by the foot, crushing the mem
ber badly and Inflecting injuries that will
Incapacitate him for work for an in
Airnngemcnts have been made for a
State convention of J--idles of the Macca
bees at St. Johnsbury June P and 17.
Special Instructions will be forwarded
to all the hhes in the State.
James Cross of North Phaftebury was
thrown from u load of logs on an ,rv
mountain road ono day recently. Ho
was cauulit n eheln and dragged sev
eral rods, sustaining rut and bruises.
A featuie of tho celebration of thj
l'X-th birthday of John Page Hrown of
l.uulow was a shower of So post earns
one of which cam" fiom the Hev s).
W. Pldwell of Mlildlebury, hlmselt a
The old board of directors of the
Caledonia County Fair uisoclatlou have
been re-elected. The rece'pts Inst year
were Jll.'i and the excuses 0,O72, the
, 1 r: i I'-,.! (left,, ll lielnp ,1'ie In m,rm.1 Tl en t
"P''venients on me giounus.
A blow from a shovel reduced the
none of Miko Frank of llutlaud to a
pulp .Sunday evening. About a dozen
Polanders engaged In a boose-feast and
j the pulverized nose above mentioned was
I one of the results of the after meeting,
The Rutland Impiovenient league Is
I ca.uing longing eyes toward tne l isncr
I Tannery company of Hethcl, whoso plant
rei.enny nurneu 10 me grnunu. u
is understood that the company would
constdei outsider bids. About 40 men are
Colonel Hillings of Woodstock has
presented to the Stat a large photo
graph of the Into ex-,",ov. C. J. Hull.
It bus been received at the Stato House
and will be hung in the? executive
'Die streets of Harro looked like a
woodyard Thursday afternoon nfter a
trolley car hud collided with a load of
lumber. The urlvcr succeeded in clearing
tho track but his rear aled slued and was
thrown against the car. Three windows
of the car wete shatteted.
After waiting In tho woods for his
mnnter two days nnd two nights a buaglo
belonging to II. O. Kent of .Montpeller
was found patiently sitting In the woods
with no thought of deserting his post.
The dog went Into tho woods with Mr.
Kent and strayed off.
There were 15 births In Harro last
year, Italian fathom taking the lead
with l3, nnd there being 103 American
mothers. Fifteen nationalities are ropre
sented In the list. There were W mar
riages during the year with foreign
hoi,n grooms and 4i feirelgn tiorn brides.
Tbn irarilwlek rr-intlui church, wiih
no caplfil stock, organized for the pur.."'0 Kugglea Machine company in
pose of supporting the gospel, maintain-1 Poultncy, which transmits power to both
ins public worship nnd performing all forward nnd rear wheels. Tho four
the social and religious duties ordinarily I wheels are traction built wtih solid rub-
devolving upon 11 church society, Hied
yesterday articles of Ineoi poratlcn hi
the office of the secretary of state.
Quarry rights of lCmest 11. nnd Au
gusta M. West and Iru Glover in Dorset,
Manchester and South Walllngford, In all
about 630 acres, havo been transferred
to the Vermont Maible company. The
grantors retain their rights In the Nor-cross-West
Marble company and the
Cody eiuarry In Dorset ami the Whltn
stono tu Danby,
The- prlzo hard luck family In Vermont
Is said to bo that of Alfred Plntt of
llydevlllo. Mrs. Piatt has been suffering
from tuberculosis for some time and has
been lately stricken with measlea; all four
children are 111 with the same disease and
Mr. Plutt la JubI able to be about the
house After a sc-vere attack of pneumonia,
which ha contrasted a ho was recovering
fivm 1 Srolteu arm.
American Art Alnrbi company
I "r I'"1' H'-h' capital stock
t S-i'O'H', ergsnlied for thee puipi.se
of eiuarrylng, buying nnd selling mar
ble., rocks mid inlnernl, and for erect
ing buildings has filed articles of In
corporation In the office of the secre
tary of State, The principal office of
thlH company wilt bo In Fair Haven.
Honnlngton county court houe was
damaged to the extent of sovernl hundred
dollars when a wator pipe hurst In the
Judges' room Wednesday, Jan. 12. Tho
water ran for an hour before It was dis
covered and the probate office, situated
dltoctly under tho Judges' room was thor
oughly soaked, Hooks, papers, desks and
walls are ruined, As the room was warm
It Is thought that the severe wrenching
the bulldln? received In a recent seveio
wind storm may have weakened the pipe.
The Mlsslsqunl Pay Fish and Oamo
club, with a capital utock of $,010, or
ganlzed for tho purpose of promoting
social life and out door sports at F.ast
Alhurg, where It has a r.lub house, has
filed articles of Incorporation In the
otileo of the secretary of state.
Among the Incorporators are George
t). Jarvls. V. A. liullnrd, H. II'. Shufelt,
If, N, Coon and L. P. Wood of liur-
Hutland lumber dealers who supposed
thnt moat of tho choke limber had been
Mrlpptd from the Vermont hills are
surprised by the generous dimensions
of logs offered for snlo this season. One
concern has received many sticks which
exceed 24 Indus In diameter nnd nnl;
fine red pine and white hemlock of un
usual length and thickness, Iogs ate
being, elellveied nt the yaids of this
mill at the rate of 10 loads a day.
At n motlng of the executive count 11
of the Vermont Hankers' association held
In Hutland Thursday It was voted to
hold the first annual meeting nt Wood
stock February 17. This association was
organised at Hurllngton February ii, 1M9,
II. L. Wnrd of that city being president,
Forty-four banks now hold membership
It I." expected that there will be several
prominent bankers from other States
present to rIvo addresses at the Wood
ConatiU table tumult was occasioned on
Hebe I Hill, Hutland, Monday when the,
occupants of the tenement structure
known lib "ite-hel Hill Soo" thought their
building was on lire. Investigation al
layed their feaiT, however, for It was
discovered that the smoke was caused
by the singeing of a pig In tho basement.
H;causi! of the severity of the weather
it was considered Impractlca'ite to con
duct the slauchter with Its usual scrap
ing process out of doors.
A )2-iuart case of whiskey belonging
to the Trudel Drug company, Hutland,
was stolen from the rear of a truck wag
on Friday afternoon. Vincent Klkey, 10
ears old, and Frank Outzweller, aged IS,
were atiesied on suspicion. In a shanty
whither they were won to report, were
found a five gallon can of kerosene re
cently stolen from a delivery wagon, a
new door mat nnd nn unopened can of red
paint, but no whiskey. The lads had been
drinking and were held for a hearing. Ill
city court yesterday they pleaded guilty
to stealing the whiskey and were let off
with promises to pay for the kerosene
can on Installments and to go to work.
Because no one wants a job as post
master the stage mall route between Uen
nlngton nnd Woodford "city" will be dis
continued February 1. People In that
neighborhood will be forced to drive 1:!
miles fee tnelr mall nnd those along
the stage route will be inconvenienced
to an extent corresponding to the dis
tance they are iemoed from Henniiigton.
Three times examinations wer advertised
for candidates at Woodfoid city and Ileart
wellvllle and at tliel nst call one candi
date appeared for tho ld.tter position. It Is
thought that a rural route can be ar
ranged which will accommodate a portion
of the people thus deprived of their mall
After having been locked up with two
drunks nine- ear-old Michael Pastula of
Hutland confessed to a series of shiewd
robberies. The chief of police has been
working on the case for the past month.
On one occasion the buy extracted from
the money diawer of the Surprise Mer
chandise store and a few davs ago he
enteied that e'oie Just, before closing
time, stating that he wished to wait foi
his father who would buy him a pair of
shoes. When the cleiks were not looking
he hid under i bench until tho place wa
locked for tho night, then got awn.v with
a small sum of money. Among the other
thefts wa.s one u the five and ten rent
store, where he filled his blouse with
trinkets. He wns released nfter his confes
sion because of his extreme youth, but the
next offense will mean a trip to Ver
gennes. It Is said that John Mcllugo of Barre,
who has been a locomotive engineer for
past -0 vears, has hauled more granite
in tho rough than any oilier locomo
tive enednecr in the country, It not in
t lie world. He has a run of five anil
one-half miles ever the Harie uiilroad,
with a grade of P125 feet, necessitating
two back switches. Ho averages be
tween and 10 cars per dny of "0 tons
each. He works ovev Sunday pushins
loads of coal and empties up to the
quarries and nt one time l ad a recoid of
five years service without los.ng a single
day. He has had but one accident and
for that ho was In nowlso to Maine. It
happened In mi. The air brakes refused
to work and the train dashed into Parr
nt terrific speed, crashing Into the rear
of a freight trnln. In one of the freight
-nrs a tiamp wr.a stealing a rid". The
car -eras smashed to kindling wood but
tho tramp was uninjured,
A farm automobile that will do the
work of a team on Vermont hill farms
In tho Invention which J. H. Mahana
of Poultncy claims to have perfected,
Hc says that the machine will plow,
harrow, mow, haul loads of three tons,
carry the family to the county fnlr and
do other useful and clever stunts and
will cost less than H.OuO. Tho inventor
Is a veteran 01 the Civil War and well
along In enrs, yet he has wotked out
every detail of the automobile himself.
The car has a specially designed four
cylinder lS-horse power engine, built by
4'ouiiney, which transmits power to
her tires, a special devlco is provided
for the attachment of n mowing machine
cutter bar, this to be driven by the en
gine independent of the automobile
A few publishers of weekly news
papers In Vermont gathered Monday
evening at Hie Pavilion llotul, Mont
peller, and organized the Vermont
Weekly Newspaper Publishers' asso
ciation hy the tilectinu 01 L. P. Thayer
of Morrlsvllle, president; F. N- Whit
ney of Nortlnlcld, vice-presldiint, and
M. C. Hoynolds of Kssex Junction,
secretary and treasurer- An executive
committee was chosen consisting "f
L 11 Johnson of Handolph, H. H. Crano
of Hrattloboro and W. J. Hlgclow of
Kt. Johnsbury. The object of tho as
sociation Is the mutual benefit and
financial ndvitntage of the publishers
of weekly newspapers. The piesldcnt
and secretary are to prepare a set of
by-laws to tie ii-m nted at n Mihe
FIRE LOSSES MORE
Mercantile Bankruptcies in Ver
mont 47 in 1909 -Property
Worth $722,000 Burned.
tlrports to Hradstreefs for the Vear re.
gaidlug failures! show an Improvement In
all lines of finance, im,i0 nmJ n,,.ry a,
compared w,ih the ear pre,,,,s 't
total number shows one-slxth less fe. .
ure-s, one-half r.sluclloii In liabilities and
the smallest proportion of ssset- to 'ii.
bllltlo, reported for set-n ve,s. The.
were only 1I.K4 failures reported to brad,
street's In the full calendar y.r Ju i
closed. Of that number 1,276 were repi
ed from New Kngland Htntes; Verm .r
failures. 17, were the smallest numb' r
New Hnmpshire contributed :,o Maim
IsO; Mosa. huse'tts. Of,. Hhnile Islind, ,,
and Connctleut. 2n, Following are s
Istics regnrellng failures in Vermont el
Ing three y..nrs. (In this ta.ble only n
cantlle failures are Included anil fig i
give liabilities and assets ,, ,.',,,ni t
bankruptcies); lf""r7 gave I o" t .
ures, InrludltiK three r e m i . ,
assignment, five Invohn t i,,i(r if ,
nnd 3!i voluntary ote ,1 ' i
f J)7.,'i.70 and assets J , . ca ,
total of .It Including e-r.e , tp , ,
assignment, six Involnnt r a I. vo' i
tarv bankruptcies wPl a illtles
MSl.W.Di) nnd nssee , t ( ,s v,(
showed a larger mi" i (,. ,
for either of the t , -. . .nar Vea
out of total of 5S f,'i ' - - ,,. ,,w.re ,,.
celVershlpS, Otln as . . i.re-e c "
piomlses, seven ir ,,,1 44 vr, .
untary bankrupt' i- - 1 (Jnt ,
of $207,730 fi1 and ii -5 ic i, F, ,-n
these fimires It wi e , 1 amou t
of capital lnvoh I t . 1 e , . arc
than In 1M7. A -i u; ,.t. f f, .
ures an- attrlh'.t, 1 to de, , . ,, . ,f
but a irremer pe t entnc, , ' ie" -ai ic
traced to criuses w t n n e , , . lt f ,13
inexperience, p, , , , . m, , n 1 a,
of ability, In p.ib dridl ' ir- r
In districts or cn,ntp-. f w , tab
gives name of cm c r . nt d' .r
In that countv. lln'm tic a ! ,iss. s
Coutitv. Nn L'arr't s. A-
Hennington ... 1 $ 741 j ' .
Caledonln t " 1 - 7-
t 'hlttenilen ... 1 r. - r,,-, ,
Essex 1 , Je
Franklin 1 . : jr ,
Orange 1 ' : i . (11 a ,
()l leans ? . Tt! f,3
Hutland f, v - 1 7 .'.".0
Washington ..11 " M' . uv. 0
Windham 2 1." L 1 I7t; 7
Windsor 1 ll.CMTi '-4. 00
Losses sustained by mercantile "hiis
during the past three year? hv re 1 n-i o'
fire have been large. Losses di.-i'C ea
lf! were nearly elouble 111 amount 0'
lfie)7. Following summary by yrni-j n h
number of files, number of pe, 'e af
fected and apprnxlmte damage dore
leer7 92 fires affecting 11 firms, 'hur,u.e
H'i'5 Pj fires affecting- 114 firms, dam te
It" 105 fires- affecting 114 firms, damage
Nearly two-thiids of fire looses durtro
IM! were sustained during the tiist 1 a f
of that venr. Prope-r'v; howeve'r was
well protected bv insu'ance whn made
actual net Ins- to individual inu. n ie 3
than above figuies would linllca'e
FIND GENERAL MISSING.
.Mearagieaii Peilliv Itroke' lute, Hfiut
X lie-iv lie A ns llnrrlc nilei!.
Manauua. Nicaragua, J pi '
!ice to-duy bloke into 'he j,
Cieneial Medina was suppos .1 e
barricaded himself, and found 1
had gone. Minister-deneral 1'
1-sijed a sreneial oider for his ,
sight. Medina was one of the nn
arrest was onie-red after Presid,
drlz had nddiessed a message' to ,
pi eme Court, demanding that
should be taken against those i.t,'
In the execution of the American i 1
Salomon Selva, the prosecuiir
nev In the case, has been allowed 1
He is chanted with violating legal
(cdure by forcibly entering ihe r,, , .
which tho deliberations uf th; m,
of the court martial were sole; "C
with influencing the Jury. And n
techo, clerk of the court inaitia'.. 1
lar eluded the police.
iovin picTi iti: nnvm.oiMirvr
Th rapid development and ! , ,
utility of the moving picture i- ,
estlnn study. H. H. Yv inds,.i o t
runty number of Popular Me 1 e
points out some of the uniepie e-
which this popular fuim of entert dnm t
Is being put. He sus;
"Starting ns a ncvelij In one 01 1 c
beit tlieaties In a few of the luc
cities, the Idea spnal until e,u
small towns are few vlUh do 11., -i
poit at least one moving phture est.t
llshment. Three years as" films we
spoken of In feet; now mev aie d i,
produced In miles. In the 1
subjects depleting prime and i'- w
common; to-day the general siambu 1
lush, clean, nnd either nmuslng or 1
structlve. Fulled States battleships , '
being supplied with apparatus w' 1
tho films hne been exhausted on i
bhlp they nro exchanged to anotbe
sel and thus make llm rounds. A no'
horse raiser in Kentucky has pictui h
made of his horses when running
order to study their qualities and di
fcets. A church in Atlanta uses min
ing pictures nt Sunday evening services,
portraying scenes described In H'b
history. Colleges and high schools (In 1
in moving plctuies graphic instruction
Impossible to convey with equal c'tar
ness In printed text book tjpo nnd
lustrations. A recent political meen ig
in Massachusetts whs a failure bemuse,
the opposing party rented u vacant stivo
and gave n free moving picture show
across the street from the Intended ral
ly. The latest departure, whiih will
soon be ready for use. Is an extended
series of ttnvol talks, In which the piln
clpal sights In all the large cities of the
world will te portrayed, iiccompanled hy
the delivery of a lecture describing the
various scenes. In this way, for a few
cents a week, any ono can enjoy to n
very inlr degree the pleasures and lm
provemeut of a trip which would require,
weeks find cost several hundred dolliiis.
It Is not hard to believe that the mov
ing picture is likely to exert In tltije jin
appreciable nioinl uplift 11 rasing the
standard nmong that largo class tn every
large city which now finds Its entertain
ment In places of amusement which ate
anything but elevating."
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