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THE BURLINGTON FItEE PRESS AND TIDIES : TIIUIISDAY, JANUARY 16, 1913.
Being the happening! of a night
in Richmond in the ipring of '65
The Play by
Cyrus Townsend Brad)'
Cowr nwiit ui2 br iwi.
tgi ' f " V ... 1 j . . . ujuuu uu uuBuriy, iuoai"B moved rapidly away from
31 lllu.tr.ticn, by Edgar Bert Smith sno tl" .7 toward tho door whore tho corporal to the table and stood by It,
M I ntt" In.ra"E V h mV ; : ;,. r-m.m. Bt. hand at saluto. "Well, speak nttlng upon Ui her Unoe8
Maud . Cumpanr I
Tho Confidence of Edith Varney. I "Well," said tho girl, in great Bur
Mrs. Varney had, of course, divined priBe, "If you arent coming, I will go
A- . .. . , A-. M
toward Whom Am WforcTS suspicion
Sho had been entirely cer-
nln befnro hn had mentioned tho
inmo that the alleged spy or traitor
wuld bo none other than hor daugh-
tor's friend; indeort, It would not bo
itrotchlng tho truth to say that Thortm
was her friend as 'veil as her dnuh-
Br'o, and hof keen mother's wit was
jot without suspicion that if ho wero
jeft to hlmsolf, or if he were permitted
io follow his own Inclination!), tho re-
jation between himself uid tho two
women might have boon a nearer on
Etlll and a dearer one, yot, neverthe
less, the shocking announcement enmo
to her with sudden, sharp s'-rprioe.
We may be perfectly certain, abso-
lutoly sure, of a coming event, but
when It does occur Its shook Is felt In
Tplte of previous assuranco. Wo may
watch tho dying and pray for death to
-end anguish, and know that it la com-
tng, but when the last low breath has
yone, It Is na much of a shock to us
s if It had not been expected, or even
The announcement of tho nnrno was
shattering to her composure. Sho
knew very well why Arrelsford would
rejoice to find Thorno guilty of nny-
thing, and sho would have discounted
'Attack Tonight. Plan 3. Use Tele
graph," Sho Read.
iny ordlnnry accusation thnt he Tho color flamed in the girl's check
brought against him, but the train of ngain.
'Jie circumstances was fo completo In "Mr. Arrelsford, you havo said some
this coso and the coincidences so tin- thing to mo about Captain Thorno.
explainable upon any other theory, tho Aro you afraid to say it to him?"
evidence so convincing, that sho was "Miss Varney," answered Arrelsford
forced to admit that Arrelsford was hotly, "if you If you "
lully justified in his suspicion, and "Edith," said Mre. Varney, "Mr. Ar
Ihat without regard to tho fact that relsford has good reasons for not
ho was a rejected suitor of her daugh- meeting Captain Thorno now."
ters. I "I should think ho had," roturned
Surprise, horror and conviction ' tho girl swiftly; "for a man who made
'odged in her soul, and wero mirrored such a charge to his face would not
i her face. Arrelsford saw and di- live to make It again."
vlned what was passing in hor mind, "My dear, my dear," said her moth
and, eager to strike while tho iron was er, gently but firmly, "you don't tin
iiot, bent forward open-mouthed to dcrstand, you don't "
Tontlnue his lino of reasoning and de-1 "Mamma," said tho girl, "this man
iunciatlon, but Mrs. Varney checked has loft his desk in tho war depart
hlm. Sho laid hor finger upon hor lips i mont so thnt he can havo tho pleasure
and pointed with the other hand to i of persecuting mo."
the front of tho house.
"What!" exclaimed tho Confederate
Becret service agent; "is ho thero?"
Mrs. Varney nodded.
"He may bo. He went out to tho
Bumxner-houBe aomo tlmo ago to wait ,
for Edith; thoy wero going over to !
Caroline Mltford's later on. I saw 1
him go down the walk."
"Do you suppoao my men could have
Alarmed him?" asked Arrelsford,
greatly perturbed at this unexpected
"I don't know. Thoy wore all at tho
back windows. They didn't seom to
make much nolso. I supposo not. You
have a description of tho man for
whom tho letter yns Intended?"
"Yes, at tho office; but I remember
"Docs it fit this thlB Captain
"You might as well know sooner or
labor, Mrs. Varnoy, that there is no
Captain Thorne. This Is nn assumed
name, and tho man you have In your
house is i-iowls Dumont,"
"Do you mean ho camo here to "
"He came to this town, to this
house," said Arrelsford vindictively,
his volco still subdued but full of fury,
"knowing your position, tho influence
of your name, your husband's rank
and sorvlco, for tho solo purpose of
getting recognized as a reputable per
son, so thnt ho would be less likely
to be suspected, Ho has lorruptert
your servant1! you saw old Jonas
and he has contrived to enlist tho pow
erful support of your daughter. His
aim is tho war department telegraph
offl oo. Ho 1b friendly with tho mon nt
that oirico. What olso ho hasn't done
or what ho has, tho Lord only knowB.
But Washington is not tho only place
where they havo a secret sorvlco; wo
havo one at Richmond. Whatever
gamo ho plays, It Is ono that two can
play; and now It Is my play."
Tho pnttnr of light footatop3 wns
heard on tho stairs, a flash of white
seen through tho open door Into the
hall dimly lighted, and Edith Varnoy
camo rnpldly, almost breathlessly, Into
tho room. Sho had changed her dress,
nnd If Caroline Mltford hnd boon
there, sho would havo known certainly
from tho little air of festivity about
her clean but laded nnd darned,
prigged and Itowered white muslin
frock that sho wau going to accept
the Invitation. In ono hand she held
bar. hat, which ho ewung canUeasly
by its lon fndcd ribbons, and In tho
other thnt olllclnl envelope which had
cotno to hor from tho President of tho
Confederacy. She called to her moth'
or as she run down.
"Mammal" Her face was white nnd
her volco was pitched hlfih, fraught
with nvnldul IntnnulfV. "TTtldM 11)7
window, In the rosebushes, nt tho back
of the house! They're hurting sorao-
body frightfully, I am euro I"
She burst Into tho room with tho
last word. Mrs. Vnrney stared at hor,
undnvetandinB runy wnu. in uu pu-
$, nblllt), was being roughly dealt with ford, "but ho will. You may bo suro tho wa)k letld,ng lho BUmmer
(fi lu tho rosebushes, and realizing what 0f that; we have moans to Oh, Cor- hoUB0. a ft)0tBtet) she know. Edith
Mrs. Vnrney stood uu If rootod to
! the floor.
These words awakened her mothor
"Walt, Edith," sho said,
Now, and for tho flint time, Edith
noticed Mr, Arrolsford, who had
stopped back and away from hor
mother. She replied to his salutation
with a cold nnd distant bow. Tho
man's face flushed; ho turned away,
"Hut mamma, the men outsldo," per-
slated tho girl.
"Walt, my liar." said her mother,
taking her gently by tho arm; "I must
tell you something. It will bo a great
. . . . .
ahock to you, I ain nfrnid."
"What Is it, mamma? Has father
"No, no, not that," said Mre. Var-
noy. "A mnn wo havo trusted as a
friend has shown himself n conepira-
tor, a spy, a traitor."
"Who is it?" cried tho girl, at tho
game time instinctively divining how
or why she could not tell, and that
thought smoto her afterward to
whom the reference was being made.
Mrs. Varnoy naturally hesitated Co
pay tho name. Arrolsford, carried
nway by his passion for tho girl and
his hatred for Thorne, was not bo
reticent. He stepped toward hor.
"It 1b tho gcntloman, Miss Varnoy,
whoso attentions you havo been
pleased to accept In tho place of
mine," ho burst out bitterly.
His manner nnd hla moaning wero
uninlstnkable. Tho girl stared at him
with a white, haughty fnco, In spite of
hor trembling Hps. Mechnnlcally she
thrust the envelope with the commis
sion into her belt, nnd confronted the
man who loved her and whom she did
not lovo, who accused of this hateful
thing the man whom, in the twinkling
of nn oye, sho realised she did lovo.
Then the daughter turned to her
"la It Mr. Arrelsford who makes this
nccusayon?" she asked.
"Yes," said Arrelsford, again an
swering for Mrs. Varrsey, "slnco you
wish to know. Prom the first I havo
had my suspicions about this "
Rut Edith did not wait for him to
finish his sentenco. Sho turned away
from him with loathing, and moved
rapidly toward the front window.
"Where are you going?" asked Ar-
"For Captain Thorne."
"Not now," he said peremptorily.
Doth tho mother nnd tho rejected
tsultor noticed her identification of
herself with Captain Thorno In tho
pronoun "me," ono with sinking heart
and Ui other with suppressed fury.
"He has never attempted anything
nctlvo in tho service before." contln
ucd Edith, "and when I asked him to
fiico tho man he accuses, he turns llko
"Mrs. Varnoy, If she thinks"
"I think nothing," said the girl fu
riously; "l know that Captain Thorno'a
character is above suspicion."
"His character! Where did ho
como from what Is he!"
"For that muttor," Bnld Edith In
tensely, "whoro did yon como from,
and what are you?"
"That is not tho question," wan tho
"Neither," said the girl, "la it tho
question who ho Is. If It wore, I'd nn
BWer It I'd tell you that he 1b a sol
dier who has fought and been wound-1
od In tho service, while you "
Arrelsford made a violent effort to
control himself under this bitter jib-
iiik unu goading, uno. io niB credit suo
corded in part.
"Wo aro not so ijuro of that, Miss
Varnoy," ho said moro coolly.
"But I nm suro," answorod tho girl.
"Why, ho brought ub letters from
Stonowall Jackson himself."
"Has It occurred to you that Oon
ernl Jackson was dead before his let
tors wero preBntod?N aBked Arrels
"What does that Blgnify If he wroto
them before he was killed?"
"Nothing certainly," assented tha
other, "If he wrote them."
"Tho signatures and the letters were
"Thoy may havo boon written for
some ono oIbo and this Thorno may
havo rd himself of them by
"Mr. ArrolBford," cried the girt,
moro nnd moro angry, "If you moan "
"My dear child," Bald Mrs. Varnoy,
"you don't understand, Thoy haye
proofs of a conspiracy. The Yankees
aro going to try to broak through our
linen tonight, sorao one Is going to ubo
tho tolegrnph, nnd two mon hi tlio
northern secret service havo boon
imnt horo to do this work. One is In
Libby prison. Our faithful Jonnn hoB
heim corrupted. He wont thoro today
an took. & mWBajt frooa one and
brought it hero to deliver to tho other,.
Thoy are trytns to raako him spook
out thero to tell who Our country,
our causo, Is nt ntnko."
"In this Mr. Arrelsford'o story7"
asked tho daughter .stubbornly, appar
ently entirely unconvlnood.
"No; thoBO aro facts. Wo had Jonaa
In horo," unsworod hor mother;
"cnught him off Ills guard, and found
tho Incriminating paper on htm."
"But ho hns not said It was tor'
persisted Edith desperately.
"Not Tfit." whtnnnreid Mr. Arrnln. '
"What have you done with him?"
"Strung him up threo times, and "
"Well, string him up again," snarled
Arrolsford. "If ho won't speak, shoot
It out of him, kill tho dog. Wo don't
nocd his evidence nnvwnv. them's
enough without It.'
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"There Is nothing,"
"By midnight," answered Arrels-
ford, "you shall have all tho proof "
"Thoro Is no proof to haye," per
sisted tho girl.
"I will show It to you at the tele
graph offlco, If you dare to go with
"Bare! I will go anywhere, even
wlth J, for that-"
I wln fal1 for half an hour,
thnM ' cold Afrnttfnr rrnlnn fnnrn Kr1
then," said Arrolsford, going townrd
Wait," Interrupted Edith; "what
nre you going to do?"
"1 nm going to let him got this pa
per," said Arrolsford, Coming back to
thu table. "Ho will know what ihey
want him to do, and then wo'll seo
him try to do it."
You are going to spy on him, aro
"I nm going to prove what ho is."
"Then prove It openly nt once. It
Is shameful to let such a suspicion
rest upon an honorable man. joX
him come in horo, and "
It Is impossible.
"Then do something, something, but
do it now!" cried tho girl. "You will
soon know that he is Innocent, you
must know it. Walt! You say tho
prisoner in Libby Is his brother
that's what you said his brother,
bnng him here. Go to the prison and
bring that man here."
"Ivot them meot Bring them face
to face, then you can seo whether "
"You mean brtng them together
"As if the prisoner were trying to
"There Is something In that," said
Arrelsford; "when do you suggest "
"I am willing to try It, but It de
pends upon you. Can you keep
"It won't take moro than half an
hour. Bo out there on the veranda.
When I tap on tho glass bring him
Into this room and leave him alone,
And I can rely upon you to give him
no hint or sign that we suspect-
"Mr. Arrelsford!" said tlio girl, in-
ignant and haughty, and hor mother
stepped swiftly toward hor, looking at
him contemptuously, as if he should
have known that such an action would
bo impossible for dither of them.
Arrelsford gazed at them a minute
or two, smiled triumphantly, and
passed out of the room.
"Mamma, mamma!" moaned tho
girl, her eyes shut, her hand extend
ed. "Mamma," she repeated In an
guish. "I am hero, Edith dear; I am horo,"
said Mrs. Varnoy, coming toward hor
and taking her tenderly in her arms.
"Do you fh Ink do you think that
tic ho could bo what they say?" Her
hand fell upon the commission In hor
Did You Come From, and
What Are You?"
! beU. .. Mmiatalton l for him
th,H aft0rnotin "
"Tho commission, you know, from
tho Prosldent, for tho telegraph serv
ice why, he refused to take It," hor
voice rose and rang triumphantly
through the room; "he refused to tako
itl That doesn't look ob if he wanted
to ubo the tolegrnph to betray us."
"Befused! That's impossiblel" Bald
"Ho said that it was for me that ho
couldn't tnkn it,"
"For you) Then it Is true," an
sworod Mrs. Varney.
"No, no," said tho girl; "don say
"Yea," snld her mothor; "the infa
mous" The girl tried to Btiuo witn
v,..- i,.,h v,- mxih.r'ei iin h
t" shook ott SKtrU.X
hand. "Tho spy, the traitor," Bho
"No, not" cried tho girl, but as she
spoke, conviction scemod to come to
her. Why wns It thnt hor fnlth was
not more substantially bated and en
during? she asked horsolf "Mamma,"
she walled, "It can't be." Bho buried
her face In her handB for a moment
and thon tore them nway and con
fronted hor mother boldly. "Won't
you leavo mo alone for a llttlo while,
mamma?" uho asked plaintively, "I
'1 will go to Howard; I will bo back
tn a short tlmo, my dear," said her
mothor, gently laying hor hand on hor
daughter's bent head.
Left alone, tho girl took the commis
sion from hor bolt, opened It,
smoothed It out, nnd read It through,
as If bowlldered and uncomprehend
ing. 8ho folded It up ngaln, and
walked slowly over to ono of tho front
windows, drew aoldo tho curtains, and
pushed It open. All was still. Sho
listened for she know not what Thoro
,. a i. . . nt
house, a footstep she know,
framed tho figure of Captain Thorne.
He entered fearlessly, but when his
oye till upon her thero was something
M gtrnlnod about hor attitude that a
8pork of suspicion was kindled in his
;..t v-u . t
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enough. He came instantly toward
her and took her hand.
I "Miss Varney," ho said.
Edith watched his nppronch fasci
nated, as a bird by a serpent Ills
touch awakened hor to action. Sho
snatched her hand away nnd shrank
"No; don't touch mo!" sho cried.
He looked at hor In amazement. Tho
spark of suspicion burst Into flnmo.
but she recovered herself Instantly.
"Oh, it wns you," sho faltered. Sho 1
forced a smlln In hor linn. "How nor-
foctly absurd I am. I am sure I ought
to bo ashamed of myself. Come, lot's
go out on tho veranda. I want to tnlk
to you about so many things.
There's there's half an hour yet bo
fore wo must go bo Caroline's."
Sho had possessed herself of his
hand ngaln as she spoke. Sho now
sPPed uwlftly townrd the window, i
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roached tho opening. Sho Bteppod
tv,,i, t. ,i ui i i, V 1
tnrough it and archly looked back at
him still in the room.
How lovely is tho night, sho said
with tender persuasiveness. "Corao ;
The mnn looked around him hastily. 'July, Mrs. H. M. Fnrnham of Montpeller.
Every moment was precious to him. 1 vkhmont cow tkst association.
Did Miss Varney know? If so, what President. T. a. Bronson of East Hard
did sho know? What was to bo gained wick; vlcpresldent, Charles Wlnslow of
or lost by half an hour's delay on his North cwrendnn; secretary and treasurer,
part? Ho drew out his watch and C D. tlnzen of White Hl-er Junction.
glanced at it swiftly. There was
time. He would never sen her ntrnin.
He might say he wiasld posBlbly never
soe anyone again after tho hazards of
this night. Ho was entitled to ono
unci muraeiiL oi im.piuuaB. now ionK
itaa sno saia: wan an nour. no trouble with some of Colonel Roosevelt's
would take It. policies is that they are years ahead of
"Aren't you coming, Captain their time. Kventually the plan of paying
Thorne?" cried the girl from tho I premiums for prize herds will be adopted
porch, all tho coquettish witchery of mark ,n' words."
youth and the South in her voice. ' Tno mo-nlng hours were taken up with
"i oc,o,,i k m. "addresses. President Bronson of the Cow
deliberately stepping through the win
dow, "for just half an hour," he added.
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"That will be tlmo enough," replied
tho girl, laughing.
(To be Continued.)
W It. Fox, 1D5 W. Washington St.,
N'oblcsvllle, ind., says; "After suffering
many months with kidney trouble, after
trying other lemcdieM and prescriptions,
I puichased a box t Foley Kidney Pills
1 which not only did me more good than
,...,. ,,.,. r,w
members of my family have used them
with similar results." Tnkn at the first
sign of kidney trouble " J. W. O'PiilIlvan,
Church Street. adv.
HEWS TOLD IN BRIEF.
Opposition in tho Canadian Parliament,
hnided by lA-uirler, has decided to force a
general election In the spring.
Nut wishing to weaken his fighting ma
chine In Congress, President-elect Wilson
will not appoint any democratic senators
to his cabinet.
A replica of the Rethennu medal, once
presented by the Kniperor of Germany to
Dr Kmll Itctlu-nuu and later placed In
the American inubcum for safety, has
been pre sented to Thomas- A. Kd.on na
an awaid for his storage battery devlcj
for luluetiiti danger to life of mluu and
Tlio United States ptoduccd less gold In
UiU. than In nny year since 1W7. Mora
silver was mined, howuvci, than during
any period since 1SW. The value of tha
colli mined during 1U12 ulll approximate
9!,v,lGS wlille the output ot silver will
totiu J.:iT,f)S2. 114.
loveinor Pothh r tecnuimends to the
Uhudr Island legislature Uuvs providing
tor physical valuation of property of nub
lb utilities operating in the State, and
'Hither recommends, thnt the hecuiltles
of those utilities lie; examined.
Postnuiste r-deneral Hitchcock has ati
tboiized the use of elthtr regular post
age stamps or p.irced pot stamps for
packages to foreign countries Such
packages enmot be Insuicd, but may bo
The New York Herald k.ijh the con
sensus of opinion among leading motor
truck manufacturers, dealers and sales
men Is that If the price of gasoline, which
has Increased lvi per cent. In six months.
Is further raised, transportation of freight
by motor trucks will bei-onie so expensive
that It will be almost prohibitive) except
to largo llrms thnt can afford It In order
to save valuable time.
New Haven has completed Jjn,),iWi plnn
for construction, contingent on Boston
eleetrlllciitlon, of four-tnick tunnel be
tween Ninth titiel South stations. Kn
glneiTH believe tunnel could bu completed
within three years. Confereces have been
held with liusteui transit cummlsslon with
leganl to underground connections nt
Dewey sepinre with Dorchester subway,
'I'ivetnor I'ots has been consulted nnd
may endeavor to put tunnel scheme
through tho Legislature. President Mullen
Is willing to push the financing condi
tional on being given a lease of at lfnat
years of Boston Maine Plan con
I ami establishment of freight yards In the
Take- the "direct road" to health and
strength by using Foley Kidney PHIs for
bnclmche, rheumatism, weak, sora kid
neys and bladder Irregularities. Bach
Ingredient n chosen for Its positive heal
ing anil curative qualities. Foley Kid
'"V Pills arc the best niedl. Ino you can
'"v for klilnuj and bladder troubles.
Mrs. J. M. Flnilluy, Lyons, Ou , says: "I
' ok Foley Kidney Pills and they entire
" cured me." J. W. O'Hulllvan. SI Church
Plana for Extension Service by
University if Appropriation
Is Made by Legislature.
DAIRYMEN END CONVZNTION
Officers Elected by Three Organ,
izations and Resolutions
Adopted Banquet Large
Thursday brought tho climax and wind
up of the meetings which attracted
farmers to this city from all parts of tho
8tuto for three days. In tho morning
tho State Cow Test association held its
annual meeting, In tho afternoon tho
dairymen elected officers and the Worn-
nn's Auxiliary held an Interesting meet
lag. and In the evening was held the nn
mi tmnquet or tne Dairymen's assocla
tlo- T"e8e nre tno offlcer3 olcctcd Thur3"
President, W. 13. Carter of Rutland;
first vice-president, J. O. Turnbull of
Orleans; second vice-president, Willis N.
Cndy of Mlddlebury; secretary, Fred II.
Itlrkford of Hraffford; treasurer, M. A.
Adama of Derby; auditor, F. It. Davis of
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President, Mrs. Kdna S. Bench nt Char-
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lotte; vice-president, Mrs. u, S. noble of
Franklin; secretary nnd treasurer, Mrs.
r,ueln p nickford of Bradford; delegato
!() convention of Vermont Federation of
Women's Clubs, at St. Johnsbury, next
Perretary Hnzen's plan for a premium
r' r thl 'rd of cows making the best
showing annually missed favorable action
by only one vote at the business meeting
of the Cow Test association Thursday
noon. "It has been said," remarked Mr.
Hnzen later in the day. "that the only
Test association requested Commlss
Martin to rend his paper for him. Mr.
Bronson, In the address, pointed out that
some associations of the State are not
getting tho full benefit of testing by rea
son ot not having monthly and yearly
summaries made. "There Is the gist of
the work," said he.
"A year ago I advocated the closed
book. I have not changed my views. Tlo
sults can be published or considered nt
meetings under letter or number, with
out giving to them a personality. The
man having something pleasing to toll
can do so, the man who wishes his
failures to be known can relate them.
The results nre not public property." Mr.
Bronson prophesied that In time nil farm
products will come under test.
F. W. Wiggins of Quechco said there
Is no logical reason why a cow test as
sociation should ever be formed. "Does
nothing you can't do for yoursolf." Dean
Hills replied with a thought from
Shakespeare" 'If to do were as easy as
to know how to do, chapela would have
been churches, nnd poor men's hovels
would have been princes' palaces.' Better
to do It yourself If you will. But for
every one that does It for himself, there
are 100 who won't do It. The associations
nre for these."
On tho roof garden of the Van Ness
House mo w oman's Auxiliary held a
Heclal meeting Thursday afternoon. A
feature of the program was a paper on
"The Modern Arts and Crafts," by Mrs.
ICIlsworth Slsson of Provldonce, R. I.
Nearly every phase of craftsmanship was
touched upon, Including tho contributions
of Klbert Hubbard and tho Itoycrafters,
and references to nrts and crafts In settle
Other papers read were "Character
Building," by Mrs. H, M. Farnham of
YUntpelier. and "Feeding the Hungry," a
religious thought, by Mrs. Mary A. Smith.
Also on the program there wero several
musical numbers by the "College Trio,"
Miss Cora Parkhurst, Miss Almlra Watts
and Miss Hazel Kimball, with Miss Amy
The Women's Auxiliary voted to join
tho Statu Federation of Women's clubs.
John A. Scheuerle of Manchester, secre
tary of the Bennington county Vermont
Improvement association, discussed
Thursday afternoon the work of that or
ganization, In the direction of good roads,
agriculture, eilucatlon, social service,
Prof. H. II. Wing ot Ithaca, N. Y
speaking upon tho "Selection and De
velopment of tlio Dairy Cow," urged rals
lug the quality of the stock, as a prime
essential. Three suggestions for Improv
ing stock were:
1. Weed out unproductive animals.
2. Feed thoso left moro abundantly and
moro Intelligently. We hear of hunger In
cities, but thero Is also hunger tn the
country, among cattle. In the majority
of cases the feeding question Is ono of
1. Better breeding. The great under
lying general principle Is that the nnlmal
Inherits a lnrge pnrt of Its characteristics
from Its ancestors, about equally from
the sides ot both parents. Tho best powers
of transmission nro none too good to use
townrd this end.
Discussing Houso bill 4, section 3, now
before the General Assembly. Prof. J. Ia
Hills, dean of the agricultural college
of the University of Vermont, mndo a full
and detailed explanation of the Intents
nnd purposes of the proposed net.
DKAN nil-US' ADDIIESS.
What would wo do with the, money If
wo luul If was tho title of Dean Hills'
nddress. Hu told what the State Uni
versity mennt to elo with the appropria
tion for an extension servlco In case it
was mndo by the present Oeneral As
sembly. He said In part:
1. That an extension service sought to
reach the farming mnsaes with direct
practlcul Information as to approved
farming methods, farm management, tho
distribution of agricultural products, lh
development of rural Institutions nnd the.
upMilleiing of rural communities
- That It iiad to (- muj. MMort-i"
mcntnl work or coIIcro clnsa teaching,
but with tlio pcoplo In their homo touns
and on thotr homo farms.
3. That It did not displace, but sup
plemented nnd Houeht to co-ordinate, thy
work of other ugencles for rural better
mcnt. 4. Thnt the appropriation, It ninde,
would bo uned ns required by law; not In
makhiK sclentlfln studlen( printing bulky
bulletins, delivering learned lectures or
teaanlnc collego clnsscn, but In tho sup
port of extension or movable schools,
In doing neld demonstration work, In
conducting boys' nnd rIi-Ir- agricultural
clubs, farmors' weeks, better farming
trains, In making Informational fair ex
hibits, Issuing circulars of information of
a clenr, concise, readable character, In
answering correspondencn, In co-operat
Ing with the United States Department ""l0- as evidenced by the nctM ostnbllsh
of Agrlculturo In placing district Meld big an c fi'lelent forest service, an ( ffectlvo
agents throughout Vermont and In their
oversight, and In kindred enterprises.
5. That this work, other than that of
administration, would nil bo done away
from Burlington; that tho appropriation,
while technically for tho university, was
actuully for tho farmers; that It was
for Canunn, Vernon, I'ownnl and Alburg
and all th4 towns in between these four
comer towns, rather than for Burling
ton. C. That Vermont now stood alone
among tha sisterhood of States, practical
ly tho only ono making no provision for
7, That Vermont would be ono of the
few States unable to benefit by the Page
bill extension sorvlco provision, should
tho measuro pass Congress; nn anomalous
situation In view of the fact that Its
sponsor Is benator Pago of Vermont.
8. That movable schools (miniature
dairy schools taken for a week nt a time
Into various sections of the State, tho
men being taught concerning modern
farm operations, tho women as to
domestic science) were found well worth
while; that demonstration farms, fields,
plots, orchards, pastures, etc., teaching
by way of tho eye, which, seeing, believes,
nre effective, that the enlargement of
the Windsor nnd Addison county boys'
and girls' club movement was highly
desirable; that advisory work by way ot
correspondence, ot personal visitation, ot
district field ngent work was already un
der way and working well.
P. That section 3 of House hill 4, If
passed, would lnnugurato this work and
enable Vermont to profit by national
legislation to the same end.
10. That the Dairymen's association
having strongly endorsed the movement
In the past, should now memorialize the'
present General Assembly In the Interests
of this proposed legislation.
Flection of ofllcers followed. President
Carter's re-election was n hearty tribute
to his efficiency, and when Secretary
Blckford was re-elected ho was comielled
to responel briefly to nn Insistent cry of
Reports of committees on resolutions
were then adopted, as follows:
MINUTES TOUCHING TIIH DEATHS
OF CONGRESSMAN D. J. FOSTER
AND C. C. JONES.
Two voices heard In last year's meet
ings of this association were, but a
few months after their adjournment,
Congressman Foster, often chosen as,
and admirably filling the position of,
tonstmaster of our banquets, handsome
vlrllo, forceful a.s ho appeared before us
a year ago, was the lost man in tho
gathering one would have thought wa.s
so soon to fall before the scythe of tho
Great Reaper. He contributed In a mark-
ed degree to the success of our meet-
Ings by bringing to us year after year
the wit and wisdom of the capital. Wo
esteemed him as a man, admired him as
a statesman, loved him as a friend for
ho was a friend to every Vermonter,
and loyal to nil her Interests. W revere
his memory, wo mourn our loss.
Mr. C. C. Jones, ilrst vice-president of
tho Dairymen's association, a convincing
speaker at our recent meetings, was one
of the- victims ot the great marine elisnMer
of tho century. Wu doubt not that tho
strong manhood he displayed nmong us
was manifested at that "tlmo will' h triexl
men's souls." Vermont can 111 afford to
loso men of his optimistic outlook and
To thoso near nnd denr to these, our
departed associates, we extend sincere
sympathy, and Join with them In Just
prldo for tho high services they rendered
to the State.
J. L. HIIaES,
O. Ia MARTIN,
F. I,. DAVIS.
Tho undersigned, committee on resolu
tions of the Vermont Dairymen's associa
tion and of the Vermont Sugar Makers'
association, submit for tho consideration
of tho meeting the following resolutions:
Resolved, Thnt thanks are hereby ten
dered: (1) To the Commercial club of tho city
of Burlington for the hall In which the
meetings have been held.
(2) To the hotels nnel railroads for rate
(3) To the press for full and sympa
thetic report of our meetings.
(1) Congressmen Plumley and
Greene, to speakers, readers, singers nnd
to all others who have contributed to the
success of this meeting.
Resolved, Thnt we lelterato our state
ment of last year touching the Pago bill,
now pending In Congress, providing fur
vocational education iu agriculture ami
tho trades in .seconelary schools anil for
agricultural extension. We hope to seo
the name of our honoreel senator, who Is
sponsor for tho bill, enshrined In the
hearts of tho people whose interests he
thus seeks to serve, as has been for many
years the namo of his honored predeces
sor, Justin S. Morrill, father of the State
colleges and universities of our country.
Resolved, That wo note with approval
tho Interest expressed by President Taft
In the matter of thu extension of credit
facilities to American farmers. We urgu
each member of our associations care
fully to read, when published, tho able
address made nt this meeting by tho
State commissioner of ngrlculturre, deal
ing with this Important subject. Wo ap
prove tho proposition ot the southern
commercial congress, looking towards
the appointment of a commission repre
senting tho farmers of America, which
shall Inform Itself by careful and llrst
hand study as to the systems of co-operative
credit now In successful operation
In Europe. Wo believo that such nn en
terprise would tend to facilitate popular
understanding and lead to tho Introduc
tion Into this country ot somo such sys
tem. Resolved, That wo welcomo tho coming
ot the week-old parcel post .system, which
has already Justllled Its existence', We
look witli happy anticipation to tho time
when It may outgrow Its swaddling
clothes and reach maturity.
Resolved, That as in thu past we con
tinue to ntund for the Integrity of the
chief product wo represent, Vermont
butter thnt we urgo, in case new federal
legislation Is enacted Concerning oleomar
garine. It may be bo framed nnd enforced
thnt all the buyers thereof down to and
Including the ultlmato consumer who
sprcadB it on his buckwheat cakes may
know each and (ny time he buys oi
olwimarirarlul Uliat U Is olcomar
garlne. If this end is areomi.llshcd, wo
in and dt usk no more.
Itcsolved. Thnt in our Judgment tho
pn-ci'iit (lenernl Assembly should rr t
Into law some measure touching taxation
which will tend to relie ve the try in, t.
Justice of the present system. W e fed
confident thnt the public will not rep-ird
with Indifference further temporizing
with thlH mutter.
Hesolved, That we commend the adop
tion in our schools of courses of study
along Industrial lines and In domes'lo
science, tending as thev do to pi i pare, oi r
young folks for actual life works
HoHolvul: That we note wlUi satisfac
tion the tendency manifested In rcci ht
(lent ml Assemblies to accord to the In
dustry we represent a recognition In s itno
degree with Its Importance nnd magnl-
commlsslonershlp of agriculture, nnn u
State sihoeil of agriculture, all ot thorn
proving their worth bv their works.
Unsolved: That We reiterate the state
ment made last year as to the desirability
ot a State appropriation for the Iniugura
tlon of nn exti tision service We ntgo
i.ich anil every member of thos asso
ciations seriously to tako to heart th
Migmnion contained ir. the annual d
e!u ki of the president of the d.ilrym n'
association, that he person ill'- wilto hi.t
representative In the lntere.it:) .f th.s
measure and assist In th- campaign in
Its behalf. We henrtllv approve H'j o
Bill 4, anil especially Sectlo is " a id 4
thereof, which provide srholursMr 'or
Vermont students In tho Colleg. of Ac
riculturo and for an ucrl' 'iltural -tcnslon
service. Few States, if at.-, io
as llttlo for their State Colleg. ,f .B
rlculturo as does Vermont, none an d
less. An appropriation for xt r m
moreover is for tho farm r iu. J
not for the college, sao op
acts as ills agent. We wjtild
upon the failure of thU ru. m r
present Uenorul Assemli x ! .
Hesolved: That the secret, irs -
mont dairymen's asso-litiin r
ing both bndle is he r In ,n tr ,
(l.) To the Vermont depp t,
Resolutions touching the Png bu ro
operative credits, pared post and oi -margarine.
(2.) To the Governor, I . eaten .nt-G -
ornor, Speaker of tho Hou.-. and to e, h.
member of the commute, or a- -ironi i
tlons of th.. Senate ami Hn .
j.raejiieiions toucning tlr e ta.
of nn extuiisfbn service and taxat.
W. N. CADY
T. B. ( 'AN In IV
Vermont Dnln-m-n's .isso,
H. W VAIL
E. S. h'Jl Thi
ll. B. CH AVIV.
Vermont Mnple Sugar MaKcrs'
It was the sense of those pres nf t
the passage of the Jln.evo extension rr as
tire for the L'niversltv of Vfrm .rt s' I
be urged through the Gen. i As-cr y
by the Dairymen'.-.- ossiatlo. The b n
means of doing this wi believed to ie iy
special committee, and President Carter
was mndo chairman rf the ommltta
with power to nam - six meninrs tin
resolution which authorized Its anpolrt
ment giving Mm until evening ta
confer as to Its make-up
At tho banquet President Carter an-
nounced his associates on tho committed
j ns follows: F. Warren Wlggln ol
i Quechee, C F. Smith of Morrlsvllle, H.
M. Farnham of Montpeller, G C Fl'm
, of Randolph, F. I.. Russell of Shrewsbury
and W. If. Harrington of Pomfrot. Thesg
will go before tho committee on appro
priations nt Montpeller.
Congressmen Greene nnd IMumlps
Govcnior Fletcher nnd Judge
Fish the Speaker.
More than 2 dairync n heir lad.es and
friends, we-re served at the annual banqJet
Thursday night .it the au Ness House.
Congressman Frai.k I. Greene in hit
most characteristic vein of humjr, acted
us toa-stmaster after l-lng Introduced ly
President Carter of the Dairymen's as
sociation. "It Is t!m," said Mr. Greene, "for Ver
mont to sit up and take notice and I
don't care w.iether my political career
rests upon tin? statement or not. Ojr
social life and tho great, fine, green back
ground It rests upon needs son- re
vivifying inlliieni'e, and to bring tHj
about culls for you and me. It Is timei
for us to get busy. Tho worM mo J
right along with us, or without us whl U
it shall l,o rests with us a'.on- "
Governor Allen M Fletcher, responding
to the toast, "Vermont," said In pa t:
"A word as to the State's attlt'U w th
reganl u agriculture. I bell, e n ,' ,
ni-ellzition and specialisation, b
nre worthless If we are not In v - t .
eiur markets, like Now York and I '
To mv mind, getting In ton. h w a
markets Is tliet itiil thing
"This country Is passlnu tl-.r i-b - t
revolution. Things iv-.n l 1
as largeiy right are nit r, ,ir l '
With the spirit whleli I- 1 - t
Montpeller we will come thr ce-l i
This country does not di p'nd
"They didn't ask me to introduce' t r-
coninlnineil the toaRtm.it-1 r at t
a college yell sudelcnly give n for t , ' -ernor
by University "f V rn. nt n n
Mr. Greene tick oce'.islon. by wiy of
Introducing Juelgo Frank Ie. Fish, ti re
mark that the deci. e. i - ' rmont
courts are nmong the- llr-t l-alt-dicn
quoted by courts the ceuintrv cvr r ' N ver
has there been n serious s. an lal or 'io
Veinieint bench," said Mr ire no, ' sip a
the elnys when Juelgo Hiirr.niJt n hell
court and administered . .tie-e iu Hi
When the lion. Frank U Grcenr b il
Introduced the lle.n. Frank E. F sh, thu
latter paid a high trlbuti to farm 1 '
"A wise man and a wi woman may
succeed on a farm If tl.ey will w irk
haril," said he.
"Iiwful Farming" u,- t toit.t ta
wide !i he was asked to r. -po'.el I wond i
If oii are all lawful f.inneis said 1 ".
"I wonder It you arc nil lawful d ury
niin.'anel comply with tnc si it-lis Or
nro you like the milk d al. r whose eus
tuni'T asl.c I whether 1." pit water .11
the milk or spllUil milk in the wnl r"
"Up Iu tlio cullcgo," t-alel Mr Cite i
"they put a black gown on a boy s shoul
ders, anil a iuoiioibo.inr on his bend.
Anil this, because he bus fumbled around
In a laboratory, taking tliiups from labtl
cl Potties and putting tlLiu toother ac
cording to formulas, nnd mak thiin
go off Juisi ns had bun expected they
would do. For all this he gets a 'Ph. 13."
"Every morning, however, you put on
sour mortarboards and go out Into yjur
held, win re sou work to feed a wjiirl,
Tiidc veil etcpeilnient In the most wonder
ful laboratory Gcd eve r made But sou
get no 'Ph. D.' for this."
I mi eii'ii. ( iieierv , luiim-y HUM lull Clos
ing speaker upon "Olco or Butter " He
(llsriiKsed fiatid in the salt of oleoinar
f.nrlne, nnd nunsures now hi ing taken to
1 1 l; ul, lie' the qualits, -ale and ubo ol