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Vim nmiilNGTON FREE PIUCSS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, .IAMAKY Hi, VJV.1
AiSE HIS SALARY
Compliment Paid to Secretary of
State Bailey by Passage
DRUG BILL PASSES SENATE
Senator Blanchard to Present
Resolution Urging Congress
to Submit New Income
Montpdier. .Tan 1 1. -Although there Is
l gPtiPinl opposition In the flenernl As
icmHv to the raising of olllolnl salaries,
In l!o ise this afternoon passeil the hill
Halting th.' Milnry of thr secretary of
Itnte JJ.jOI. The hill was amended to re
lulro him to devote his whole time to
dn elullr-. of his nlllee, hat those who
mow how maeh work Is done In Mr.
Bailey's ofllee and how mneh time he
levote to It" dalles repaid the amend
ment as entirely superfluous
'i here h.is been an attempt to pronto a
prejudice against the aliened water power
trust which found Its first real expression
this afternoon In regarel to II. amend
ing the charter of the Ryegate Light
Power company. This was opposed on
the gru ind that It granted an undue and
l.nvv.irr.intcd extension of the right of
eminent domain. The nioasui'o was debated
at Irngth during the morning session of
the House and at tin1 aflimoon session
was defeated by a vote of l.V to 47.
More than 100 petitions in lelatlon to
woman suffrage were presented In the
House this morning, and the committee
on Internal nlfnirs has lio n ordered to re
port the hill In reward to municipal
suffrage for women to-monow afternoon.
The bill permitting an extension of
time for the commissioner of State
taxes to send out his notices in regard
to tho taxation of railroads was pass
ed by the House under suspension of
the rules. Mr. Ciishmnn is still pain
fully ill though his condition Is not
sorlous Tt Is understood thnt owlnf? to
Mr "ashman's illness Attorney-r.on-eral
R K. Drown hns been forced to
return to the capital to attend to cer
tain of the legal phases of tho tax
SENATE passes deuc. nil A
Tho Senate this afternoon passed
thr hill relating to the sale of mor
phine anil other narcotic drugs. Tills
bill has strong support and is in line
?. Ith similar legislation In many
oilier States. It Is Mitisfaetory to the
t Uonal pharmaceutical association
itel the proprietary association and Is
itiiiirteil bv physicians and reform
gen tally. The hill has boon very
ire ill- drawn and Is intended lei
eelneo the sale of injurious drugs ex--eiit
bv the. ellre'ct order of n phy
sician or feir uso In a hospital.
Hills continue to he introduced in
'loth the' Mouse- and Sennto, and the
' il i)istoltion of legislation is not
Hi. in ki'oplng pace Willi the- new
'I e bill amending tlu- cliiirtor of
the llurlit.gton Light A: Power com
pany ell L'lM was passed by the
larg n -legation freon Windham
o'lntv was hole- this evening to at-
lul the hearing on the bills relating
to in b.ulellng of a laUroud from
Wilmington to Hruttleboro anil In re
lation to the overpass on lirldge
meet al llraltleboro.
Tho uh it ha3 boon held that the
e roi ,i,t Legislature took final action
In le-gard to the feeleral income- tax
bill by Its adverse action two years
i mi. Se nator lilanrhard of WliulseA
county proposes to introeluce this res
Whereas Oongiess has .submitted to the
State s a proposed amendment to the
constitution ot tho United States to em
power Congress to levy a graduated tax
pun incomes for tho purposes of the
fedci il government, and
Wherein, the General Assembly of Ver
mont of 1010 rejected the proposed amend
nieiit, now that the attitude of Vermont
nuiy be. fully understood,
ENDORSE GENERAL PROPOSITION.
lie it resolved:
1 That wu endorse and approve the gen
ii al proposition of a graduated tax upon
!n oiaes We; be llce thnt such a tax,
properly graduated, would bo a long
Btep towards the- solutlun of tho sot Ions
problem of the- concentration of wealth
which now confronts this nation. Wo be
lievo that siuli a tax, justly le vied and
properly npplleel, would In a laigo meas
ure alleviate cluss feeling and class Jeal
ousies. Wo are in accord with the Idea that
he States sepaiately are Impotent to
"eivy and collect on Income' tax for the
reason that Investments of person.'- of
evoalth are or can be to easily and widely
llstrloutul throughout the different com
jiin wealths which constitute the nation.
We. are firmly convinced, however, that
t is both unwise and unjust to levy and
.-ollect an income- tax and apply the name
;o the lurposes of the Inderal govuii
nent, be ause-
(A) The general functlonsof government
ire, under our political system, exercised
iy the State's and not hy the federal
.ivcnmiit and tlnrefoio any direct tax
I' i a tax on incomes ought to ho ap
illed directly to governmental purposes
.vPhln the- -State.
(II) Tin- le vy and collection of nn In
come I. ex fir tho purposes of the feeleral
goverrncii' woubl tend lo endanger ex
tnivaginoe on the part of fungi ess, would
tend to Induce sectionalism in fixing the
lale of the tax and In tho appioprlatlon
i r I pioceeds thereof: would place the
expenditure of the tax largely out of tho
sight of I lie common people and in that
wa minimize the good effects upon class
leeliiig width such a tax ought to bring
about and would tend to Induce- f ongress
to rmbarlc upon the expenditure of tho
funds In the fedeial treasury for local
oi sectional development and so tend to
ereate political trailing and political
IltOfl.KIJr' Toil THE STATIC.
Wc express our stioug belief that a
gruduatcel income tax should bo assessed
and collected by Uio federal government
and thr piiiceeels thereof distributed to
the Stale's In a just nml cepiltalilc divi
sion ami usee by the States or such ele
mental y functions ol government as tho
.amlriUlJIUJlCO (if U, .-J' ..al nvjeUin
LING I U
mid llir construction and maintenance of
our pul'lii IiImivv iivs.
We urge upon Congri-sr, tile views ex
pressed In these resolutions ami hoi ly
million Congress l submit I" tin- States
roi- ratification nil nmetidntcnt to the led
eiul constitution empowering Congress
to levy a grndunti-d Income tax to bo
cnltcotcil by tin- federal government for
thn bi-nelU of tin- States and to Iip Jntly
and orpiltubly nppoi tloucil and dlstt United
to the States for thrlr itn.
We roeit.est our senator.'" and representa
tives at Washington to present these res
olutions to Congress.
OFFICIAL RECORD OF DAY
The fennte was called to order by the
lieutenant-governor and di'Votlonal exer
cises were condiicti'd by the chaplain.
S. tfif From committee on corporations,
to Incorporate Second f ongregatlonal so
ciety of lliooklleld. Ordered to lie and
be in lilted.
S, ivini-'roin committee on corporations,
to Incorporate St. Michael's College. Or
dered to lb- and be printed.
S. 201 From committee on agriculture,
relating to the sale of milk and cream.
Ordered to lie and be printed..
S. 110 Relating to llowage, was ordered
to lie on motion of Mr. Clmffe'c.
house hills referred.
II. Hi.' To ptovldc for completion of the.
Aitstlne Institution. To conimttti'i- on ap
propriations. II. 2C Relating to ele.if, ilumb, blind,
Idiotic and fe'eble-inlndcil clilldicn. To
committee on appropriations.
II. ;S7!I Relating to taxation of sleeping
parlor ami dining car companies. To
committee on lluance.
II. 4W- Relating to care of indigent tu
boreulosls patients. To committee on up
11. n79-Helatlng to village ot Old Hen
nlngton. To committee on municipal ecu
II. 1:mi Pointing to village of I'.sses
Junction. To coiniultti'o on municipal
11. 173 Relating to village of Chester,
To committee nn municipal corporations
THIRD RKAIH.V; ORUilltlCD.
S. Ifi:! Relating to conditions of lupior
S, 17:1 Providing for an elementary
textbook on Vermont Industiles and le
Hy Mr. lUanehard of Orleans, nllo'diig
per diem and mileage to messenger ton
Veylng certlllcate of eh-ctor.il vote to
United States district Judge. Referred to
committee on State anil court expenses.
On motion of Mr. lllaneliard of Wind
sor the House was requested to it-turn
H. -t.".1!, relating to dlsciialltlcat!on of can
dldatcs for Oenenil Assembly.
HOCSi: A M KNlJ.M HNT CONCTRRK1)
P. 1S1 Relating to salaties of oftlccrs of
S. 1CI Relating to continuance of in
vestigation of water powers.
.v., motion of Mr. Roy, the Senate at
ri:ad third timk and passrd.
S. lia Relating to Issue of bonds or
notes hy cities, tonus or villages.
S. 101. To regulate the sale of morphine
or other narcotic drugs.
S. lf j. Amending charter of village; of
Mr. Mi'Cuen presented the lepoit of
tin- Joint standing committee on house
RKCONSIDEItLD AND ICILLKD.
I. l.'A Itelatlng to dlsnualltlcation of
c andidates for I'leetion to the Oeneral As
sembly. On motIn of Mr. Henry the Senate ie-
eonsldered its vote passing tho measure
ami killed the bill
HOl'SH HILL RHI'I'RRRD.
H. :K Amending charter of lliirllngton
Light & Power company. To committee
ADOPTED IN CONCURRENCE.
C.rantlng use of Representative),' hall
for unveiling of painting of Col. Albert
On motion of Mr. Itlanchard of Orleans,
the Senate at three o'clock ailjourned.
The House was called to otderby Speaker
Plumluy, Devutional exercises were con
ducted by the chaplain.
Mr. .Miller of Huthol occupied the
speaker's chair during the early hour of
the session. Petitions from 20 towns were
presented by Mr. Jose of Johnson, and
from some 100 other towns were presented
asking for the passage or H, 411, relating
to poll taxes and right of municipal
suffrage, all of whl- h were referred to
commit te e oil Interna! affairs.
On motion of Mr. Cook ot Lyndon, it
was moved that the committee present
a report at the afternoon fi-skIou,
II. D.-Ily Mr. Pluinhv of Ludlow, to
amending acts relating to the charter of
1111), lelatlng to certain powers of the
lllage of Ludlow. (Consumers of e-lec-ti
U-ll v may have meters tested and cor.
lecteil or new meter Instnlled, if need
he.) To committee on municipal corpora
tions. II. 400. -Hy Mr. Donnelly of Vergennes,
amending acts relating to the charter of
tho city of Vcigennes, passed October 23,
I'K Read twice and lefrened to tho com
mlttee on municipal corporations.
THIRD READING ORDERED.
S, Ml. Relating to contempt proceedings,
with pioposals of amendment.
THIRD READINO REI-'USED.
S. Hi7. Relating to ptobato ofllccrs, and
to piovldo for additional oaths, etc., with
proposals of amendment. Mr. Orvls of
Mnnchesti'r was of the opinion that the
bill would force; the public lo employ an
attorney In every instance in the settle
ment of estates Instead of receiving ad
vice; from probalo Judges, as at present;
and ho nppo-eed the bill.
Mr. Ryder of Rockingham explained
that the Judlcllary cnminlttcu felt In some
respects as eloe-a the member from Man
chester. Olio judge of prolnte opposed the
bill In rommltlee, as ho was In the- habit
of charging for service's rendered. Mr.
Ryder ellaclalnieil tho legal fraternity
being Interested In the pnssagi' of the bill.
Mr. Cook of Lyndon cited Instances
where judges of probate had erred in
settling estate's Impioperly, line! large
sums had been expended In correcting
snme, Mr. OivIh objected to tho special
oath prescribed In the bill, with attendant
penalty of Jl.OOa if violated. Mr. Jose of
Johnson opposeel the' ineaNUw, Mr, Clay,
ton of Londonderry favored, .Mr. Martin
of Pennington oppunurt. Tho thlid leading
ORDERED TO LIE.
It. 411 Itelatlng to poll taxes nml tho
light of municipal suffrage', tame up on
speclnl oriler at 10;SO. Mr. frosbv mnveil 1
the bill be further ordeted to lie und be
made n special older for to-morrow after
noon nt 2:20. Carried.
SENATE MILLS REFERRED.
S. 00 Helming to perrons ronvretcrt of
being found intoxicated, aa amended. To
committee on Juellclary.
S. 16fl Permitting the public service
commission to establish ml ten go of rail
roads within this State. To commlttno on
READ TWICE AND PASSED UNDER
SUSPENSION OU RULES.
51. Ids To extend the time of making a
record of the appraisal of railroads and
furnish State treasurer u copy thereof.
(Maelc neressaty hy lllm-ss of Commis
sioner Cusliiuan.) Patscd the Senate un
der suspension of the uiles, Mr. Weeks
of Mleldlebury moved a suspension of the
rules und that the bill be read the third
time. Carried. The bill was passed In
SENATE PROPOSALS OF AMEND.
MENT CONCURRED IN.
II. .171 Rplntlng to the charter of E. .t
T. Knlrhnnk X- Co., limited. Thn Senate
proposed to tho House In sttlke out the
word "limited" In the title-.
H. Ii;ri.To Incnipornte (Ireene's Colliers
II. 2IS-Amenelliig acts liieorpor itlug
tin- Hurllngton Light anil 1 Vnvcr com
pany. Mr. Jose eif Johnson moved that
the bill be ordeieel to lie and the ameml.
mi'litn pilnteel. Mr. Howle-y of Huillim
ton opposed delay, and the motion wis
lost. Mr. Clutou of Londonderry, who
l.nd opposi-d the oilglnal hill, f ivorcd the
bill as amended. Amendments agreed to
and bill p issed.
ADJOURNED PENDING CONSIDERA
TION. II. 4::o-Rclatlng lo the Ryegate Light
anil Power com. any. Mr. Smith of New
bury opposed the bill, as did Mi. Jose of
Johnson. Mr. Cook of Lyndon explained
the' teasotis for tilt; action of the commit
tee In reporting the bill favorably. Mr.
Adams of Mailboto opposed the uieas'.'.re
as It took all of the- watershed, and moved
to amend by slilklng nut the- words "and
all its tributaries," with evident refer
ence to Itycgate pond. Mr. nobble, of
Ryegate, who Introduce-il the bill by re
epiest, opjieoe'd Its pasa'4c
Pending the iiuestlon shall the amend
ment proposcil by Mr. Adams of M-erl-horo
be adopted, the House, on million of
Mr. Martin of Pennington, adjourned at
11 :Ki o'clock.
RETURNED TO THE SENATE,
li. I."-R. Relating to th-- ellsiiua'.llle atlon
of candidates for election to the (icneral
Assembly, returned to the Senate at Its
ORDERED TO LIE.
11. 477. An act to e nlarge the powers
of lire district No. 1 In Dorset.
11. 430. All ai't to amend the chailer of
tho Ryegate Light .t Power company,
taken up as unfinished business (amend
ed so that it shall not apply to tributaries
of Nell's river, yeas SI. nays .121. Favored
by Mr. Crosby of lliattleboro, Mr. Ryder
of Rockingham, Mr, Cool: of I.., ndon,
opposed by Mr. Adams of Marlboro, Mr.
Jose of Johnson, Mr. Ware of Wilming
ton; yeas and nays demanded b Mr.
Orvls of Manchester; third reading re
fused, 47 to I",.
II. Ill" Hy Mr. Guernsey of Windsor,
amending section 7 of No. 221 of the ai ts
of 1SS4, Incorporating the village- of Wind
sor. Ordeieel to He and be printed.
II. 102 Hy committee on municipal cor
porations, relating to the village of
Woodstock, the election of chairman and
tho making of by-laws. Oidered to lie
and be piinted.
11. 403-Hy Mr. Hulett ol Portl mil,
.unending certain sections of an act cn
tltlcd an act to nmenil tin- charter of the
city of Rutland. To commltt m muni
READ THIRD TIME AND PASSED.
II. 47S An act to pay J. (1. Mann $11. '.3.
II. 21S Amending sections of the public
statutes relating to the appointment of
health ofllccrs, taken up as a special or
der. Mr. Ryder of Rockingham moved to
amend by providing that on petition of 21
per rent, of the- voters of a town the se
leetment should add a fourth name to
the tin i'e which the selectmen offer to the
Stale boa id of health. Ml. Cobtlui of
.Milton opposeel the bill, believing It wise
to keep such men out of polities. Mr.
Weld of Herkshlre had I'onfldence In the
State board of health and opposed the
bill. Mr. Jose of Johnson opposeel cen
tralized government and the-vfoie op
posed tho bill.
Mr. Aldrlca of St. Johnsbur.v he
lluved more efficient health officers
are chosen by tho board of health
than upon the recommendation of a
board of selectmen and oppospl the
bill. Mr. Ferrin of Essex was of the
opinion that frequent changes in
health officers were; not advantageous
to towns, that ciianges wito less like
ly under the present system, and lie
opposed the bill. Mr, Gluason of
Richmond thought the present meth
od of choosing health officers discred
it eel thn system of local self-g iveru
ment and hn favored the bill.
Mr. Hulett eif Rutland city fiought
If tho local health officers are' arbi
trarily controlled then tho State his
given away more- rights than over
'inoulil havo been rcllnepilsheil, Mr.
Foote of Cornwall believed a health
officer nppolntel by thu board ol
health would elo his duty more- fear
lessly than one appointed by loal of.
flclaln and he opposed tho bill. Mr.
McClellan of Plymouth opposed the
bill. Mr. Wright of Westminster
thought the paBsagn of this 1111 would
he a backward step. If thn health
officer does his duty "no cannot be a
popular man. Thn amenilinent was
defeated by a vote of .11 yeas to "S
Mr Ryder of Rockingham favored
the bill, calling attention to thn In
creased expense; under the present
r.ystoni. He notice. 1 that all thn .Inc.
tors In the Hmiso were npposoel to tho
bill, lie oniiosod a centralized gov
ernment. Mr. Orvls of Manchester
opposed the hill,
Mr. Coburn of Milton called for the
vel nnv. anil the bill was cle
feated, yeas ";!, nays 123.
II. 17'.!. Rclallng to salary of the secre
tary of state, J2,Mjii, and shall be In lien
of fees, Mr. Joso of Johnson opposeel the
bill, purlly on the giound thut It haa not
been askcil for. Mr. Unburn of Milton.
Mr. Hlllliu-s of Wood-stocl-, tr. Ryder
of Rockingham, Mr. Weeks of Middle
bury and Mr. Hluuchard of West Windsor
favored It. Ml". Cook ot Lyndon moveil
nn ninendiiitnt by adding lp the M,
"lie; shall ill' vi Jo all Ills tluio to the
duties ot lilb office." Amendment agiceil
und the) bill pilbHed.
2 5. og Suits
READ THIRD TIME AND PASSEP
H l2 - !i .nitlii-, coital!) pow. rs to tin
village if John -on and to .lolnron fire
district, No. 1. in tho Mv n of Johnson.
II 4';!.- Re-li-.tlng to tl.o s. pt'inl tt in ol
highway luxes. Mi Martin eif Honnlng
te.n moved the bill be ordrieel to lb',
which motion was lost. Mr. ciage of
Wc.ithci sileld fawned tin- bill, and It was
HILL INTRODFCFD, AND PASSED
UNDER SU.-i'KNSION OF RULES.
11. 401 Hy Mr. Watson of St. Albans
cll.v. to enable the city council ol the
city of St. Albans lo Issue negollunlc vvat
innts of the city for purposes therein
nam-el. Mr. Watson of St. Albans stateel
the necestilty of haste In the matter, anil
asked .i suspension of the iitlcs and tho
bill put upon lis pangc. The nibs were
suspended Mil read third time and passed,
READ THIRD TIME AND PASSED.
H. I4.- Relating to the taxatlui, of
.steambo.it. ear .mil tr.mspoi union eom
ORDERED TO LIE.
It. 4""- --Amending charie r of the Hollows
Fall. Canal compnnv. Mr. Clayton of
Londoiidivy opposeel the 1,111. the rights
given for i onsolidallon be ing, lo Ills mlnil,
far ton btoad Mr. .line of Johnson gave
notice- that n bill will be pii'senteei to the
Legislature making holding companies
Illegal. On motion of Mr. flnvton. the bill
wu- orele-ieel to lie and made a special
order Tluu sit.iv at two In the aitcri'oou.
On motion of Mr. Diinully ot Ver
gennes. the House .iiljoui ii.ii at 5:12
NEWS TOLD IN BRIEF.
Silk troiiKerettes leiuhlng just to
the knees are- ele-crtcd as feminine;
we-ar for teas.
The will of Whitelaw Rolel dh poses
or nn e'stnte e;f $20,000, H00, prae-tlcally
all of which Is left to the widenv.
The Alvord realty cnti'ipi'lsts In
New York, with S.I.OOO.huu bonded ln
elf Meili'i sc. rile In the hands of e
cclvor; The Mollr.o Plow compnnv has ask
ed the Illinois fccretaiy of statu for
leave to Increase st" !: from $9,000,
000 to f.'!0,000,orn n-nl an extension of
charter for OH years.
Morn than 200 sfiul'.ils have been
forced to terminate their courses In
Stnnfnrel University In California be
cause) of failure of the citrus crop.
Tho State highway around the base
of Storm King mountain, near Now
burgh, N. Y., will cost a iiuarter of a
million for two and a half miles.
Approximately $JG,Hi.'1" In money
orders wore sent from the United
States during I lie- Chilslmas holidays
to persons In the United Kingdom.
Flrcnien who heroically dashed Into
a burning Now Jlrunswlck, N. J., store
to rescue several seemingly tert'illeel
young ladles found they welo wax
U. II llarrlman'H estute aniouiits to
between $70,000,000 and 7.".n'l0,0U0,
according to the transfer tax apprals
''is, who liavo completed their Inven
tory. The i ongregatlon
of nu Atlanta
An 'Extraordinary Offering
gf Women 's $20.00 and
$25.00 Suits at
All sizes are here for women, misses and juniors.
There are about 60 suits represented in this lot,
and every one of them is a desirable model.
There are no ancient styles or undesirable fabrics
here. These suits are just what you would choose
for yourself if money was no object to you.
They are tailor-made, and came from one of the
best-known manufacturers in the East. Their
workmanship is unimpeachable, their quality is
excellent, and their general appearance is that
of suits that generally sell for a great deal
more than the former prices of these suits 20.00
and 25.00. They are now marked at 11.87, so
you can tell what extraordinary values they are.
All sizes are here for women, misses and juniors,
up to 49 bust measure. There's a wide range-of
colors and patterns in which every taste and de
sire can be met. There are about 60 suits in the
lot, so you needn't worry about not finding here
a suit that will highly please you. We consider
this one of the most important bargains provided
by our January Clearance Sale. We wish to im
press upon you the fact that these suits came
from our regular stocks and were not purchased
merely for "sale" purposes. They have been
selling all season at 20.00 and 25.00. We now
offer them at the truly extraordinary price, 11.87
'the pri'iicher advocated storllb:.itlon
for negroes who attack white women.
iOucstlons asked by i eunpiUis of
"Women's Who's Who in America"
.Use once-rt many women who elo not
eaic to tell their age and political at
Foreign comiri-ice- of the port u"
Now York for the last fiscal year
ainoiint.s to Jl.lil 4.2'l.;,s40. a large in
crease' owr the' preceding voar anil a
"gii'iiter gain than was loiiele hy the
foreign commerce of the rert of the
The flour output of .Minneapolis dining
IU12 reached 17,iHI,!i!J barrels. ncMity 1,'nH,-
ttiu barrels gi eater than the banner year
of PI02. Only Cb." per ecu:, of output was
shipped to foiclgu countries.
Nearly 2,(io,0iii puree! post package- were
Miit through postottloos of .'0 leading
cities during the first week. New Yoi k
lul velth 44Sij'i parcels, Chicago following
with 43S,iM and Hoston was third witli
London cable says when the Panama
canal opens two Ocrmnn stoaiii'dilp line's
intend to cany steeuagc passciigcis from
(lirman, English, French and Italian
1 ports to l'aciilc coast at rates now
Uliarged to New Yolk, plus- toll lluough
I llMinoi s emanate- I mm the Penun.. lv aula
i Railroad's executiv. oftleo to the effect
i t i nt I the Ilidt slep In the progressive
j policy i,f Samuel Ilea v. .11 ho to add two
tl iel," In the man II. .e between Now
York aim Piuhiuclphia, making it a six
i track read. It ! said t'o tracks will
be .imiI exclusively for through transit,
, a, il lot.,' to', local tl..rfa' anil freight.
Autoonii'iil has been leaclie-d hot ween
the ilopartmont of Justice nud Rruzlllan
coffee valorization e onimltt.-e', by which
the fiJ.ejuO bags of ce.iTe. . ,7.t 1 v, i'l be ells
po.'ed of a lev, l,as ..t ,i lime, lu order
that market may not bo unfavorably
"I'll slick right hero at my bench until
1 have the money :! my hand," said Wil
liam Woolley, a Mlddlctown, Conn., mill
woiker, when untitled that ho just come
Into a vast fortuno through tho death
of a relative In England.
A handsome young woman who ex-pa-ed
a pair of elalntv. ankles uncased In
sheer silk stockings on which green
I Flukes had been embrnlilercd, nearly
I threw Into panic half a docn masoullnu
iiiests who had just conin from a pro
longed visit to a New York hotel bar.
"A pair of trousers Is an asset and
tho real povvor In getting a Job," snld
Miss Sophnonlsba P. llrockenrldgo of
tho University of Chicago faculty, ele
clarlng thnt legislators will do noth
ing for a reform measure If they find
that only women are backing the irop
osllloil. Attacking the feminine lublt ot paint
ing and powdeiliig the face-. Dr. B. J,
Crutnblne, elean of tho School of Medicine
of tho University ot Kansas, lays that
tho struggle for bi'autv will bring forth
a race of women whose homeliness will
he painful to behold,
Onu of the blBgest thcattlcal contracts
ever inaelci lias been entered Into by
Thomas A. Edison und lioaels of bU
vaudeville Inte rests ol the Fulti-il Slates.
Tlio contract calls fur His im-t"11' " "r
Edison itlivtophone, or talking pictures, In
more than '" the-nlres throughout tho
couutiy, with aggregate royalties accord
ing to ti e- Inventor of luinv) for the
The Hrltish national Insurance act be
came effective tills week. For every child
lorn hencefotth in Knglanel the parents,
provided either Is fully Insured, receive $-1
and skk benefits for tin; mother. More
than l,c ii.too babies nu- born In the United
Kingdom each year.
Two liiinderd and eighty-four oillcers
and 21, "is men In the Bulgarian army have
1 ee u killed or died from wounds or dis
ease lu the war with Turkew, while S70
nlll-e-iv 'i nil .'il.OM men wore wounded or
put on tho sick list.
Tho New Haven road has averted a
strike of S.ooo freight clerks Including
many women, by granting SO per
rent, of their demands. Concessions ln
cluele a nine-hour day, wage Increase
of IT. cents a day and two weeks'
vacation with pay.
i From a financial statement of the
Italian minister of tiensury. the total
cost to Ita'y of the Turco-Itallan war
was 5,121,000,000. The war extended
over ;tl days, from September 20,
pel I, to October 1.', 1912. Thu-, the
cost uvorageel $.12.i,000 a day
Canada. after first holding up
packages from the United States
carrying onlv -cw parcel post stamps,
h 's Is -in d a t'-mpoi iry order allow
ing delivery of such packages in
Cai'. i'. -. oeniUr.g n- lion hy this gov -emu
e-nt In Issuing stamps for Can
adian cii dilation.
Sugar sl.itl-tleliuii estimate on- !
sumption of sugar In tho Unite el State s i
for 1912 at a,."(il,lS2 tons, an iiurtaic
of 152,791 tons over 1911, or 4,.V.O per
cent, against tin Increase of l,0:ie; ions,
or .0"! per cent, for the prei edlng
year, and 1192 per cent, average
j.-.-.i ly Increase for 30 years. The to
tal consumption of sugar upon which
full dutv was assessed was lOG.S'O
tons, anil of sugar on which :t con
cession eif duty was allowed was 2,
fiO,C22 Ions; consumption of domestic
production, 79,200 tons.
.METHOD HI' THE POWER TRUST.
(From the Wilmington Times.)
As Illustrative of the methods employ
ed by the Interests now engaged In ae
cpililns water privileges throughout this
section of the country, and by which they
often succeed In 1 i odwlnk'ng the pooplo
until sonic valuable- franchise lias been
si'CUied. we epa te fr in t.ic I. tier of a
Roynlston, Mass., buslni'ss man in the
Springfield Union, icg.irdlng a secret siir
vey that Is being made In the vicinity of
Athol. The Intensts appeir to have
spread the Impression that a trolley lino
was contemplated, whereas the mil pur
pose; seems to have been wholly n power
elevelopnient schema :
"I nm Informed by one who has seen
tho surveying plans so far an now eli ivvn,
although siltveyors and Pi ml agent. of
the company have shrewdly endeavori'd
to spread tin; Idea of a trolley line; noth
ing of the kind being Intended.
"The Connecticut River Tronsport.ition
company, which Is cornering all the
water power lu tills section, has "..red
tho Hr.iBR property between Athol and
Hovolfcton and Is to utilize tho upper part
of It and carry the power to their lines
In the edge of Wlnchendon, about three
miles away. The plans call for three
ci-iutiul Jama. Uiu lliol lu be dote lo. und I
of Royalston, and will bock tho water
to the Uarrar property. The canal
to a power plant Just tho other side.
near the overhead Bearsden bridge,
feet abovo the old Pequolg station
second and third dam.
bought, but to head off any balky ov
the coniDanv has anolled to tho Lecrisl
between Roynlston and Athol, will
inn inivpr iv in n snnuiei nn iiseii inr j
1I1UUSU ICS 111 WU: turtle a4JJ.lir-lL Will u
eraie mo ineiuscritfn til evuiLctmr, enim
and other cities.
- mil v; H iiivuriiniv reiDnririi in I
v criiituie uvhiswiuiu mse uucit proviui
Lii.iL .111 eit-ULi it .1 1 iitf.;t'i iniiiiiiLjeu wil
In the State must bo offered for sales
nn.-r,.,.-. v-lltil,, llin Cln.a
orablo as charged outsldo the Stite. O
selectmen should se that a similar nr
lsiuu its ill Lite lu list la nisei loii ill .11
highways with lines."
i no cuura uciiuvcs iii.ie iiie rniiL
has been struck In the above letfe
elinnt.li wo confil Tint ilniw thn llnon nil!'
nanv develonlnc water now r In th
.nv I il v- nn n'tv' WU,.vi';ite si 1 nUtlf
the State. Our wnter powi r i a I I
i nielli eilui 111,1', en, mil- I'ui.m.'it u,v.
Is I'n-i'cd: once it is given aw vvev ca
j iievir set It back: and t Is ' oortanr
noi vn i- eon ol- 1 10 w, rr i l inn tji
,1,.. .ln 'I'l... rr.net. sliniilH hn cor
tldered very carefully befor any mor
I... . .. , A. Cr.. I, llo- fr,
the icople of Vermont t l llttl
longer tor the Inevlta'Ue , mcni o
I..... ..-. .. ,i,iu'r iitifi I, lv - i niiwe
n vn nil - it i n t no Main i'- m i j no in
t.. .In... if , i r.,1 Or-ni
,,,t. -,,t.ir n.nv.ir- IV lie OP flJilco nn,
i.seel within the State, and t n vve shal
I'.MICEI, POST Vs. IIXI'IIKSS,
(From the Fair Haven Era)
express? Pretty good thing eh"
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r,:i.'i,! mist en If., und 1 1 . roje r-lt,
thing they want to s
il il inr. exniesM I'tiiiniii nil's i.ni i,ei il
order and the eore-.s ni' lie order Tin;
KO..C..1 mImiiiIv tiiU.i their Ni jienl mm
.ii.ineiy "What ion o uceu goin' to clt
til u' wit some other fetu.ib "
itasiiia .Mipc, uiu much an ucen a
readln' In do papers bout deso con
science funds' uh kind ot thought ah
might possibly git a lettah from dat mln.
Istah what married iis." -J iilge
rou.vr.vi.N vv.s xi free phuss,