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BURLINGTON, TIirifnAY, JAN.
When you want anything, aJvertlso
In tho new special column of this
paper. Pome bargains arc offered
there this week which It will pny you
to read nbout. Soo pago two. This
paper has more than 25,000 renders
every week an 3 ono cent a word will
reach them all.
Attorney-General Wlckersham Is to
"push tho hard coal trust further."
Tie 'will have tho consuming public
back of him.
The selection of Congressman 'Weelcs
of Massachusetts as successor to Hon.
W. M. Crane in the United States Sen
ate assures the Hay State a strong
man in the upper branch of Congress,
bile he will hardly be another Sumnor
or Hoar, although he may be as astute
n politician as Crane has been.
I'vui.i t M-:uvicn commission ami
While tho Supreme Court ha de
cided that the Public Service Commis
sion of Vermont Is a valid body under
our State constitution, the effect of the
decision under the lonlltions under
which the same was rendered bus been
to leave an atmosphere of uncertainty
enveloping both the commission and
the public. One of the Ju Igcs nt the
Supreme Court was not present at the
hearing, one of the superior judges
sitting with tho supreme tribunal,
and there Is natural wonderment what
might have happened had tho decision
n presented the entire supreme bench,
or had the samo principle been In
volved In u different case.
Indeed the situation Is such that
i f"i i the atmosphere Is clcnreJ it
n i l'i deemed necessary to pass a
ii 1 establishing a Public Service
i i -mn constituted to comply
villi the requirements of the new
' ii that has arisen, or In other
''i Unit will meet the objections
r, i id with referenco to tho Jurlslic
1 if the commission under tho law
t In operation.
The (lunger of permitting present
ondltlons of uncertainty to continue
r-iriiriiliu- the powers of the Public
I 'M commission becomes fully cvl
ient when we consider the case of the
new union passenger station In Bur
lington ordered by that body.
Let us suppose that shortly after the
adjournment of the Legislature some
other case Involving the constitution
ality of the Public Service Commission
were to bo taken to the Supremo
Court, and that this tribunal shoull
doclde upon this other point, that the
Public 'Service Commission is not a
valid body unJer the Stato constitu
tion. In that case Vermont would ho
without a body duly authorize 1 to
regulate public servlco corporations,
and Burlington would necessarily
wait another two years for the .letor-
minatlon of the question whether It
was to have a new union station. The
umo situation would confront simi
lar projects In other parts of the State.
Tho only remedy would bo an extra
session of the Legislature called at
largo expense to the people, an 1 no
body could say even in that contin
gency Just what sort of a public serv
ice law wo might be able to secure.
It Is evident from the hint thus
thrown out as to the problem con
fronting our peoplo with reference to
the Public Service ( oiiiiulsslon that
Iho situation is not at all satisfactory
for those who desire the greatest
posslbllo Jcgreo of supervision con.
Klstent with duo regard for tho con
Mltutlon and tho Interests of the peo
ple, Wo formerly had a ruilroaJ com
mission that wns practically useless
liocuuso It did not have power enough.
It Is now claimed our Public Service
Commit Hlnn nas too much Juris Jletlon,
having been Invested with both Jutll
tial anil executive powers.
Homo of our greatest executives
have been those who combined execu
tive, Judicial interpretations of the law
nnJ legislative proceduro In their acts,
rind somo of our Judges throughout
the land have loudly applauded them.
Verily, It Is not strange that tho
layman at times shouU bo bothered to
know whoro we aro at In these days
of halr-trlggor executives, Interpreta
tions of law by the bench 'laving tho
frffect of legislative onactment, nnd
lawmakers who aro olthor superior to
tho constitution or so nfrald of violat
ing tho funlitmentnl law that they
aro constrained to do nothing,
Vermont's Paramount Nood of a Closor Touch with Markets
Governor Flctclior emphasized one of tho most fnr-ronrth-iiif,'
needs of the Green Alounliiin State at tho present time when
lie told the Vermont dairymen that the vital thing for our far
mers is to fjt't into closer tounh with the markets. He showed that
no matter how tlforoiigh we may he in the matter of methods of
cultivation and production and soil fertility, unless wo can sell
to advantage what we produce, our work to a certain degree
will he thrown away.
This is unquestionably a succinct statement of one of the
greatest problems confronting our farmers of to-day. Wo can
all readily recall instances of crops going to practical waste he
cause of apparent lack of dcmaii'l. We say "apparent" advis
edly, for in most cases the lack of demand is not real though we
may not know it. The world is so constituted that there is al
most invariably a demand somewhere for all commodities pro
duced, and the apparent exception to the rule grows out of the
failure of those who have the same to get into touch with those
sections that need such products.
The United Slates government has become thoroughly
aroused to this fact, and as a result the American consuls and
other representatives in foreign countries are expected to be on
the lookout for opportunities to increase the sale of our
New and larger markets for American goods are constantly
made the subject of investigation and those who have read
American consular reports, which are published periodically,
have been impressed by the extent of the trenuine service our
consuls have rendered to American manufacturers.
For instance, an American consul in some city in France
may notify (lie authorities in Washington that a splendid field
for the sale of American shoes is open in his particular region.
The consular reports which are spread broadcast over this coun
try for the benefit of manufacturers and other producers car
ries this information to the manufacturers of boats and shoes
and the live manufacturer at once gets busy and tries to take
advantage of this opportunity.
Another American consul in South America may report that
a good opening exists for various other manufactures, while
from another direction we may learn of a chance to sell Ameri
can food products. Tn this way the people of the United States
are kept in touch with the market possibilities of the whole
world, and the result is a tremendous increase in trade and the
expansion of American commerce.
It would be manifestly impossible for Vermont to main
tain sentinels of trade in different quarters to look out for bet
ter markets for Vermont products. It is not necessary to do
this, for the work is already being done to a trreat extent. The
information is already being furnished by national and State
authorities and by the experts in different directions, but the
trouble is that our farmers and manufacturers are not gcttintr
the benefit of such information.
Governor Fletcher expressed the opinion that the State agri
cultural department should m-range for this sort of service for
our farmers, and probably this would lie the best solution of the
problem, although it is not the only solution, since a State board
of trade might do it. When Vermont has a great surplus of
potatoes, for example, the Vermont bur-jaii of information
equipped with consular reports and information reyardinir our
own country needs could notify our farmers throutfli the press
or otherwise that a scarcity of potatoes prevailed in a certain
region, and the live men among us could immediately arrange
for shipments of tubers to that section
This idea could be amplified to a marked decree in various
directions, and the result would be better marketing facilities
for our farmers all along the line. This service might also be
extended to include other Vermont products.
One of the speakers before the Vermont maple sugar pro
ducers touched upon another feature of marketing that would
he helpful in this connection, when he sa'd that Vermont pro
ducers of cream and maple sugar and the varied products of
Vermont have not applied business methods to distribution.
We need greater publicity for our Vermont products and
we also need to protect the name of Vermont in connection with
our products. He says tbe people of Vermont have been
asleep in this direction, and he is unquestionably correct.
Governor Fletcher has set out to make his administration the
beginning of a new era of progress and prosperity for the farm
ers of Vermont, and we hope he will early call the attention of
the Legislature to legislation looking to the provision of means,
to meet the needs here emphasized. A greater Vermont means
first of all a new impetus to agriculture in the Green .Mountain
t'nder these circumstances It be
hooves the people to refuse through
their representatives to grant any
charter that la perpetually be.iond the
reach of those who made it possible;
for thero Is no telling where we may
bo carrleJ by tho Hood and ebbing of
the tide of popular uni t st on tho one
hand and discovery of Infinite possi
bility of constitutional barrleis on the
THE HEAVENS IN JANUARY.
I'le llelliiMes In 1111.'! llrlllliuit Winter
Stnr f.roiiiN 'I'M Month.
(Wlnslow Upton In the Uoston Tran
scilpt.) The almanac published by Nnthanlcl
Amc? at Huston in 1747 has this lntio
The year to come shall wondrous thliiEa
Hut what to me the stars have not fore
Tl'fit the slurs are silent regarding many
things which we wish could bo loictoUl,
while, speaking plainly regarding others
Is true enough. Cautious sclenco declines
to-duy to attribute to stellar Intltienco
vai luus occurrences on the earth which
the science of former generations ne
ceptcd, and no longer looks to the
heavens for the signs of coming events.
Hut there still survive In cunent nlmiiu
aes truces nf the abandoned speculations
of former timers, liven the Old Farmers'
alumnae t cuius its column "Moon's
place," ptintlng the woids "heail, '
"neck," "arms," etc., although it omits
the human flguto with the signs of tho
zodiac mound It, which Is thu key to the
astlolo;'cal puzzle refined to. And the
latest addition to the list of almanacs,
that published In the Interest of tho At
lantic Monthly gives Its sober banctlnn
to weather pieellctlons running down tho
month, even foretelling heavy snows for
Apill 27 and "S.
Meteorological hcienco will be ablo somo
day, It Is not to bo doubted, to forecast
the gemra 1 character of the seasons.
That time Is not yet here. Meanwhllo
the Hte.uly pi ogress of tho bensons, based
upon the fact of the earth's annual path
about tho sun, Is foretold with unerring
iiccuiacy, and tho earnest of It Is al
ready eivident In the incrinso In the in
terval between Minrlse and sunset slnco
tho shortest day In December, Tho north
ward movement of the sun has already
Astronomical science can foretell with
unci ring accuracy also tne movements of
tho enrth and other planots and ovcnt3
Mich ns eclipses and tho rising nnd set
ting of the heavenly bodies which depend
upon them. In tho year now opening
the brilliant plana Venus will bo In thu
souiiiwesi aner sunset until April. It
will increase In brightness until the I'.dh
ot Match, and for a fow duya n that
month can bo seen in full sunlight with
out telescopic aid. in April It will pass
rapidly between thn earth and sun anil
for tho remulndcr of thu year will rlao
In fore the -i.n i a. h morning.
Mercury will hi visible at even differ
ent pet Inds nf a few iIii.vm eMeh: In .1 a mi
ni. v, April. August i, ml Decem'iii before
sunrise, it ix 1 In .March, Jul and October
after sunsit It will bo lust seen In
Mutch. Man rKes now In tbe eaily
morning; It will giadually become bright
er and come Into more favorable position
fur observation. In the illst three months
of the year it will be conspicuous in the
east in the evening. Juplti r likewise
rises In the early morning as the year
begins, but eatilei as the days advance.
In June It will appear In the late even
Ing, and for the remainder of the year
will be the conspicuous planet of tho
Saturn will remain In tbe evening sky
until May, when It will be lost in tho
sun rays. Appearing again in the early
morning and tisliig progressh ely earlier,
It will be conspicuous once menu In the
evening the last four months of the year.
I'tanus can be best seen in the summer
months and Neptune at the beginning of
the yenr and also nt Its close.
Tho jive eclipses scheduled for the year
cannot bo observed from New F.ngland
with one partial exception. This Is a total
eclipse) of the moon In the early morning
of March a. The moon enters the shadow
of the earth about half an hour before
It "ets and before tho total phase has
begun. Another total eclipse ot the moon
.epti,nbcr 11, be-glr.s Just after the moon
has nt, and three partial eclipses of the
sun in April, August and September are
visible in legions remote from this part
uf the enrth. No occultatlons of plants
or very blight Mats by the moon will
occur, but the path of the moon thli
year crosses the I'lelndes and lor many
hiontbs some of this group will be hidden
by tho moon as H passes over them each
month. The most conspicuous leature of
tho moon's courso this year Is Its largo
Inclination to the equator. This varies In
different years from eighteen to twenty
eight degrees, the angle changing grad
ually from one extreme and back again
each nineteen years. The maximum Is
reached this yenr in May. All through
the year the moon will go to a dlsUnco
exceeding twenty-eight degree's north of
thu eiiuator and at that time rise In tho
northeast and move across the sky to tho
noithwcbt In a high path, two weeks
later It will be twenty-eight degrees
south of thu enuator and move across
the sky in a path very low n the south.
Astronomical science Is not ablo to pre
dict the advent ot comets except In ram
instances. No conspicuous ones are ex
pected this year; If any comn unan
nounced they will be welcomed! and
carefully observed, as much Is yet to bo
lturned regarding these bodies.
The present month of January opens
with Venus and Saturn tho only con
splcuous planets. Tho formor Is by far
ine titigiitest stnr In tho heavens and Is
increasing In brightness, .ictually bocausn
drawing nerner the earth and apparently
because seen higher In the sky. It )
moving rapidly cu&tward nnd northward
ahead of tho sun, and its disk as seen
In tho telescopo in now a JltUo more;
than a semicircle and diminishing In
width. Venus sets on the 1st at 7:M p.
nira. and on the 31st at 8:K p. m.
Saturn Is tho ronspluous stnr below
the Pleiades. It renehe.' on 11,0 J8th "no
of tho designated points In IN apparent
path around the sun, the
round the sun. the "stationary"
ixilnl at thu western extremity of Its
rctroirrnrtn urc fin iimi date It turni
eastward again and will continue In that j
direction for eight months. Its rings are
Inclined twenty-four degrees.
Neptune is in Its best position for tele
fcoplc examination, as on the 15th It Is
In opposition to the sun. U Is In the con
stellation Gemini, not far from Castor
and Pollux, and may be found by point
ing the telescopo to right ascension seven
hours fortysevon minutes, declination
north twenty-two degrees thirty-eight
Tho other four lending planets, Mr-
cury, Mors, Jupiter and Uranus, are not ' wns held with an attendance that
far from the sun In direction and there- tnxed the seating capacity of tho club
fore not readily seen. Mercury rises on room, nnd sevoral Important Issues
the 1st nt 6:35 a. m. , or about ono hour were taken up.
forty minutes before the sun. It Is bright I Alderman IlarncB served hot pota
enough to be seen between IS and 0:30 a. toes, declaring that personal motives
m. for a few mornings above the sunrise are behlnl the action of the hoard of
point on the southeastern horizon. Mars aldermen In voting to spend home
rises at 0:05 a. m. on tho 1st nnd 6:40 on , thousands of dollars of city money on
tho Rlst. Jupiter rises nt 0:So a. m. on 'repairs to the 50-yenr-old cltf hall,
the 1st nnd 6 on the .Hat. Neither of 1 "I don't llko to tell talcs out of
these pluneUi can be readily seen In the 'school," said ho, "but In the Interests
twilight. L'ranus sots on the 1st at 0:10 of the people of Burlington I fnl that
p. m. passes behind the sun on the 33rd i It Is tlmo for me to speak freely."
nnd Is Invisible Were It not for tho In- i There nro three or four builders on
terfurence of sunlight the clm.-.ctng post-i the board of aldermen. They don't
tlons of these four planets would be In- dare figure on a new city hall, for
terestlng to watch, fofMercui Is near they know they couldn't handle tho
Mart, on the 8th, Jupiter on the 11th andjJ00- Hut they can make the proposed
Uranus on the 31st. Jupiter and Mars aro , repairs, and now they are In a nt to
near together on the 13th, and the moon
passe the quartette In order on the 5th
The winter star groups are Justly fa
mom for their brilliancy and are seen 11,1 'If 1 don't get that Job I'll
this month at their bent from localities rnls(' t,,p roof-
fsvnril by the absence of artificial II- ",f 1 wr'"' P"11""1"5 11 for tho
li.mluatlon. Taurus. Gemini, Orion, Cauls ''TStnl Confectionery company nt
Major, Cauls Minor nnd Auriga contain ' :'011 th" wh,'n U wns 1"no
eight of the sixteen brightest stars ,,rln n M" nf 2'R0 ra
visible In this lattltud- besides many'" "lv l'ltloti. Pome of th(-so
others or only sllv-btly less brllllnucv. , f, ""ws to It)S1, ,h,,r Jol,s . If
The eastern half of the skv each evening ,nnt'H ,hp WRy tm'y t,n '"'"K Not
glows witn Mcllnr light and the western ,m,, "f tl,'ni ,nmvM whnt 'r- '"""
half contains other group whirl, are i Thnv r"V" nn the city hall are
worthy of b,g named with them, such ll,lMc ,n rnfU ,wlc" tho ""nt Mt-
as Cctus, IVgasus. Andromt da. Per.'eus.
Pegasus, Andromt da, I'er.'eus.
i ygmiH and Lyra. i
The thiee comets discovered In the lat
ter part of the year 101L are passing'
away from telescopic view, une Is Uo
fur south to be seen from northern lati
tudes, another Is too near the direction '
of II, e sun and the third, which when .
Ilrst discovered was seen by southern 1
observers only, Is now low In the north
west In tin early evening and diminish.1
Ing in brightness Nineteen hundred and
twelve wns not marked by much comet
a tlvlty, and tliurc were no startling,
1 I'lseoveiie-i In any branch of nstronomv.
, '"". '-" seea-jny aim
Ibei.. was mm- i ncthity. e.perlnlly In
Hilar St..dlf With t.-e !" of the spee.
of iln eyiic of si.nspots, which an- likely
m i mure numerous In l!U"
GREATER VERMONT NOTES,
C rrdirt m
on Ucied ISoaiN In He lilirn
The fiillowtim dates Inve been t.tni fur
I the flist lectin c.r, nil "flood Iinnls" to be
.given by I). II. Wlnslow, 1'nlted Htnt-.i
'!"perlntendent of Itoail Construction. II,
ills lecture tour throughout Vermont:
I'ebrunry I at Rutland h-fore tbe Html
, i" ss Mi n'n AsmicIiUIoii.
I l' bru.iry .". at Kali- llavn before
Chamber of Commeiee.
j i'Vbruary 0 nt Ludlow befm.. in ,'
j Vhruni-y 7 :.t I'm iter i.n'r i
pices ot the Y. M. C. A.
' I'ehriiary H at MnrtNv i .i' .i .
i bin e'h mt lee.
,, , ' , ,"" " " l" '' ""-Jui'
will hold an Industrnl developm -lit meet-
Ing on Friday, Jan a try
The Newport lloatd of Trade Is dh-'euss-lim
plans for bcglnnim; a mmetrem tn
secure a county agrlcultiT.il advlsi r for
This week's factory site bulletin of the
Greater Vermont Association calls pt
I tentlon to th fact tint Henry Dennis of
Portland, Maine, tuny he nddrecd with
j regard to plans that ulc bclns considered
for tho stabllsblng of a number of f.ic
, torlcs In New linsland fur the manufac.
j tare nf evaporated apples,
j The directors of the Orcater Vermont
association at their meeting at Montpeller
I on January 11, voted to apply for mem
i bershlp In tin- Chamber of Commerce of
the I nited States. In the list of New
Kncland commercials belonging tn the
chamber, as ghen In the last Issue of the
publication "The Nation's Buslnc.-v
Massachusetts was repie-ented by nine
organizations, Connecticut by four, Hho'le
Island by one, Maine by one. New Hamp
shire by on,.. The first annual meeting
of the Chambe r nf Commerce ;f the I'nlt-
' i-d States will be held In Washington, Jan-
The following selections from a letter
sent to members of Windham county or
ganizations by the Hrattb'bnro Hoard uf
Trade are of great Interest'
"The llrattleboro Hoard of Trade ex
tend tei you. and thiough you to one other
Interested paity from jour organization, a
dinner at Invitation to a complimentary
dinner at the Brooks Hoi.se, liinuary 17,
1913 nt 12:30 P.M. At the close of the
dinner, a business meeting will be held
In the parlors of the hotel, for the pur
pose of foimlng an agricultural associa
tion for Windham count. to provide for
the employuunt of an agilcultural spo-
cl illst to work for a term of two years
among the farmers.
"The commeiclal organizations of the
county believe that work of this kind
will greatly stimulate all business enter
prises, and nt the same time, bo of lne'al-
liilable value to the farmers.
"We want every gran-e and every other
agricultural organization In Windham
county represented, so, If you find It Im
possible to attend personally, please be
sure to have some one else In your plnco
to represent our organization."
"Mere Is n chance to get good for our
own county, and If we believe In our
county, and have Its prosperity at heart,
it behoves us to get Into the harness at
once, nnd grasp what Is held out tn us."
IUISHS lU'.lHVI Vl'A.
The garden wheie the roses bloomed
A few shoit months ago
Is gemmed with little pools of Ice,
And drifted deep with snow
The thorny buMu s, gorenus then
With queenly blossoms bright.
Are stiffly folded toot and branch
In shrouds of frozen white.
Hut all along the windy west,
Hehlnd the dusky pines.
With pink and crimson radiance
The Winter sunset shines
The hue of every rose of June
The glowing sky discloses.
For ol within its glory lies
The heavon of tho roses.
Minna Irving, In the K. V. American,
Tho classification of your "For Rent"
id will make It "stand out"-e.ven IX it
contains but ttvo or six Jiiw ot typ4
WARM TALK ABOUT CITY HALL
' , , . .
Alaerman Jjecmrcs rcrsonai mo.
tives Influenced Action of Board.
Lively Turn to Annual Meeting "f the
llurllnKton Commercial Club
Need uf Improvement at
An unusually lively session of tho
Burlington Commercial club won held
Tuesday evening, when Its annual meeting
' "P" w,1 'nnds the contract.
Hnven't you got some lntluenre In
n cortnln direction up north?' one of
them aske.l me the other day. Then
The talk started when ex-.Mnyor
Ittirke brought up the need of a con
vention hall. Tin- dairymen, said he,
have decided upon Itutland for their
next convention, larger!' because of
the Inndeeiunte nail .-pace in be foun 1
bete. Montpeller, ns well as Itutland,
has a new hall, while Imrllngton,
with the best hotel accommodations
In Vermont, must go begging.
He urged nsaln. with tbe close iitten
tlon of all present, the need of a conven
tion hall, and the policy of combining It
with n city hall, and also recommended
complete equipment if motor driven lire
np,,ratu, to rinrp present horse drawn
' w nm, (l(1(,cr otltllt,. wlth thc removal
, ,,.,,. , f.r.-,, r.l.
, where dancer l cninnl to tbe public by
1 Midden exits of the . uto truck, to the
I city market property. Mr. Hnrnes fol
"They are not going tn remodel the
1 city hull," he continued The same old
pntifjunUd ofllces are still to be used.
! .Inst W yenr' nn The city depart
ments will be -c.ittercd In different build-
IP's in at present. Let the aldermen
I ' vo the expense nf maintaining separ
ctid unices and of putting them under
' one head. Let them make It a matter of
j public not pcrf.onal Interest
i "1 may yet oto to spend 3,0O0 or J10,ol
i ! r thes repilrs, but I want these things
! :urcd out. I want to know whnt we
' "re about. I want estimates made on
i.'Vr bn-ls than prr-onnl 'interest ''
1 "They may spend iVS'V befoie they set
'lirouh," id served M I'. McMnhon.
"Mr. I'u rues," snl.l M C. IleynohK
t in n nd- r th! city i :e.il service. When
the people of liur'lnictun know what Is
;.,ini; on th.re'll be .e.niethlng doing,
.,,.... m..kl. .lM,,ntI rMn,i thpr
"We don't have to go tn New York cltv
to find s'raft nor even to Kw Junction
or Wlnooskl. We've ;;ot It r'.iM here in
HurlliiKtmi. It's rotten, ten."
"As I undcr-tnnd It," said Chnrles V.
Purlngton, "jnu will spend J7i,C ) ")0.0 0
Mr a convention hall, and ?Jf.,001 for re-
I pairs to the city hall, And ven then you
i win't git what you want.''
Mr. Hurlte deplored that Cfl feet of
Church rtrcct was occupied by Junk ".hop
nnd stable on the street level as under
the city hall and the old library bulld-
"They've told people In the north part
of the rlty," raid Mr Karnes, "that the
merchants and hotel Interests want thn
convention hall, and the citizens have
said, 'then let theso people build It them
selves." Hut nobod wants to go down
lntu the ir pockets and rob them. We
v.nnt to do what is best for the entire
"How," asl.iil Mr. McMnhon, "do they
propose to raise the money for these re
paits7" "H a tax," replied Mr. Iltirke, "a
tax to be levied this year."
"The proposed new city hall, with stores
on the street Moor," said Max I.. Powell,
"would bo self-sustaining, und would
create alio a sinking fund to pay olt
"Oui parly," said Mr. Hurke. "came
to me three years ngo. when this build
ing was suggested, and wanted llgures
on the rental of the entire basement.
Some Itutland people Interested In a de-
pattmeiit store wanted half the street
tloor, and another ofTer for half of It
was made. Mr. Huntley of the steam
laundry fold me a party would com-1 to
this city If he could obtain store space."
"Tin re are New York parties," put In
F. H, Houston, the real estate man, "who
want space- In this city, but they can't
"Certain Individuals In town," re
sumid Mr. liurke, "are opposed to such
a building, but from personal Interest.
Owners of office buildings object be
muse the plan Includes a floor with rent
ed offices. Church street property own
ers fem- It on nccount of the new storo
Miuco that would h available. There Is,
on the whole, considerable opposition
that shouldn't be considered."
"Is there nny question of the city's
title to the Innd?" asVed Gardner Hrewor.
"There Is not," replied Mr. Hurke. "In
the original deed ti,Pro no m(.tlon ot
the use to which the land shall be put
Later, nn net of tho Legislature gave the
city and the county tho right to relinquish
restrictions In consideration of permission
to change the location of the Jail."
In reply tn n question, Mr, Burke
said that a special act of the Legls
luture would be necessary to kIvo the
city the right to build and to bond for
A committee with full power to
meet the board of aldermen at e.n
Immediate special meeting, which will
bo asked for, nnd with power to ar
range for a public mass meeting to
discuss tho conventlon-clty hall sit
uation, wnB named, consisting of
Messrs. Powell, Ilrewer, MoMahon,
I'urlngton and Thomas Magner.
PffJcem were electa) hx MM COra.j
morclal club as follows: President, J.
' Houthwlck; first vice-president, W.
E. Greene; second vice-president,
Prof. J. F. Messenger; secretary, II.
8, Howard; treasurer, II, R Weed;
auditor, H. U. I'latka; dlrectorB, F. D.
Abornclhy, Dr. C. F. Dalton, C. P,
Cowlcs and Prof, O. P. Hums.
The commltteo on amalgamation
with the Merchants' association wn
continued In service, consisting of
Prof. MeBsenger, W. R. Hurt. M. I).
Aiciiinnon, r. n. Houston and
and secretary were
nutnorizea to prepare resoluttonB on
the death of tho lato C. 8. Isham.
The secretary wag empowerod to
nsk General Mnnager Jones of the
central vormont railway to send rep
resentatives to meet the transporta
tion committee of the club, nnd others
regarding- improvements at tho rail
road station, ponding tho erection of
a new station.
The need of such Improvements was
'brought up by Mr. Barnes, who cri
ticized the condition of tho freight
roadway, nnd the Inconvenience and
losg resulting to shippers therefrom.
I "Thero In that old station," said
Mr. Cowles, "Is tho most dangerous
grade crossing in Vermont. Tho
other day Officer Miles was brushed
by tho step of a moving car, Just ni
ho was taking on old lady from tho
path of the train, which she fulled
to hear In tho noise and confusion.
There might have been two deaths.
Through President Southwlck, Senator
Henry of Underbill asked tbe co-operation
of the club to Improve the road through
Nebraskn notch, nnd a resolution favor
ing this wos passed. It was also voted
that Mr. Wlnslow be asked to speak hero
upon good roads, and co-operation toward
obtaining a government expert In agri
culture for this section was voted.
Treasurer Wee-el's report showed total
receipts of HM.1& for the year past with
a balance on hand of $15.05.
SlvCHETAIlY HOWARD'S ItEPOHT.
While the past year does not show any
very large municipal Improvements com
pleted, there were some Improved condi
tions remedied and some questions agi
tated thnt will bring results for civic bet
terment In tho near future. The Burling
ton Commercial club contributed In sev
eral ways to the welfare of the city dur
ing 1012. Tbe records show that thero
were 11 regular and special meetings ot
the club and board of directors and two
social meetings, one for the entertain
ment of the trade cxteiibion committee of
the Boston Chamber of Commerce and
the other for the entertainment of the
executive committee of the new Chamber
of Commerce of tho t'nlted State". At
this latter meeting It was voted that thit
club ought to be a member of the Na
tional Chamber of Commerce and It yet
temalns for its formal action and pay
ment of ?10 dues to complete tbe member
ship. The paid membership of this club for
1311 was 3.!0, but In 1913 onlv 301 paid dues.
There was no general canvass for mem
bership as In the year previous owing to
tl'. decision to aid In the Winters Sports
' club which was soliciting funds -or thu
In January, at the request of R, D.
Black, Cnlted States engineer, tho sec
retary sent out many circular letters
throughout the State for opinion on tho
advantages of the New York State barge
canal to Vermont through Burlington as
Its port of entry, nnd the replies were
almost unlformally favorable to the barge
canal as a means to help Vermont and
naturally of particular benefit t- Burling
ton. These reports were consolidated
and sent to the Vnlteil States engineer
ofllce nt Albany, N. Y.
The club also urged the railroad com
panies to replace the through Whlto
mountain train to give better traffic fa
cilities between Burlington and the- White
mountains, but owing to the railroads
fnlllng tn agree as to trains and sched
ules the passenger service to the White
mountains .villi Its four or more changes
of cars In lf-0 miles remains as archaic as
ever. A protest by the club was also
made to the Itutland Kallroad company
tn some of its summer passenger sched
ules to nnd from llrand Isle. The com
pany then generously remedied as bet It
could some of its tr.ilns so that Grand
Isle patrons could reach Burlington 'end
return easily home the same day
Another Important subject was called
to tho secretary's attention durfng the
summer. This was the provoklngly de
layed shipments of freight from HurllnT
tun to points In Vermont. After repenteid
correspondence and invoking the public
service commission, a conference was
held with the ofliclals of the Central Ver
mont railroad which has remedied tho
trouble to a large degree as far as that
toad Is concerned. lint the Boston -Maine
railroad Is still allowing freight
shipments from Burlington to be delayed
so that Burlington Is greatly hampered
In competing with outside shippers to
points In our own State. The public si-rv-ke
commission has promised to do nil In
1 Its power with the Boston & Maine to
Improve this unfair condition.
At the request of one of Burlington's
Iminirtant Industries u special commltteo
was appolnti-d by the Commercial club
and after Investigating the nffalrs of the
manufactory the committee reported fn-
1 vorably upon Its condition and urged a
more generous financial support of the
enmpntiv on the part of our citizens. The
result has been that the company h.-.s In
creased Hi stock and machinery nnd Is
doing a larger business.
It was also voted by the club, on the
j recommendation of the publicity committee-,
to lead a subscription to raise funds
and advertise Burlington In several of
the metropolitan newspapers. Tills was
done to reach the tourist travel which
has come In Increasing numbers to Bur
lington durlne the Bummer,
The Commercial club also met some
of the expenses Incurred by the commit
tee of llfteen In Its conferences on the
project of the union station. The good
oltlcos of the Commercial club were of
fered last summer looking towards the
settlement of the labor strike among the
Delegated were nppolntcd tn represent
this organization nt the organization
meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of
tho United States held at Washington, D.
C, and to the Iake Mohonk arbitration
conference. The club hnd passed re-so-lutloai
In favor of tho proposed general
arbitration treaties between Groat llrlt
nln, France nnd the United SUtcs.
The secretary was ablo to assist the
Fourth of July committee In raising funds
for that day's celebration and he also
talsed funds by subscription to pay tuo
rent of the armory for the dairymen's
and maple sugar makers' convention.
In cloning this report I wish to thank
the membors for their co-operntlon when
called upon and In giving up tho duties
of secretary I would llko to urge, from
my experience in office for two years,
that all cltlzons having the civic and
commercial wclfure t our city at heart
unlto In one strong, compact, active or
ganization that will embrace the credit,
protective! features for some, tho winter
sports for others nnd the civic betterment
for all. Brnttloboro, Bennington and Hut
laud are now leading us In this respeot.
-no. ttao iu oorao whan DurUaertoa must ,
tAko a broaelor view of tho imp
problems that nro being solved by
communities, and give to our ad
rural terrltorv If sin, nvr,..iu ... -
returns from this surroundinr
We need an organization with d u
slibsr-rlntlrinn lnrr?r, rnnm-l, in
rn,lH u,.i ...in Hi.i. .... ... ...
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In earnest the support of Improved
culture and good roads In C'hltt
county, ns well ns to obtain the co
l.. I.r.11 ... . 1I..U.I.... 1 .
ll'W, urn nil r,!l IIKIILIIIU ttllll I.I
Ing civic conditions for uursoivcs
gr -atest need Is fulli r co-operation
to bring this nbout wo should hav
association with n secretary glvln
his tlmo to this Important miin
H. 8, HOWARD, Secret
and .Serving: Comliiotee
I.IIIIiiii Mm von.
Crenm of Celery Soup
Fricassee of Fowl
Warmed Frlcassnp of Fowl
IJot 1ot Vegetables
Tea or Cereal f'offec.
FRICASSKE OF FOWL
. j k Linn man il m tin I - baa..
good sized fowl, or at least to try
mane more man one mea, as It
como In to handy on the Jlcnda. ai
The less of work we have tD di In j
paring the lunches, If there are si me
the- family absent from tna
and thus bringing the dinner in f-t ev
ing, the better.
...... uut up into onvenl
pieces for serving, then eiejn nxef.
with water In which a iitt.e aklng s
nas been dissolved. Wipe lry inside
out. If tho fowl smells as tin. igb It w
n little longer kill. ! than you might w
It will be tho tenderer, but In sJ"h cv
it Is best to rub a little soda inside
outside, but do not use too much It
better not to have the fowl, which 1
linn I,,,. ,.a ..It
selling. The inside may be a lit
"mlll." b.III L.A 1 I .
mm) It, flVn.U .fn, I n.nnl . ... .
owuu ... ii. .i L-i-ci iy ueuiU
soon as drawn.
It is best to have thn fowl itntm
Take out of the package as soon as t
meat arrives and put In a cold room,
large plate, until ready to use Sunday
Sunday morning wash off the soda, p
lino a kclliii ana neanv cuver wan ce
water. Rub Ilrst with salt, pepper and
little sage. Bring to a boll, then set ba
clnselv covered where It will lust fitmm
until It Is dono When It is very tend
It'Illutt.. lilt' l.ili-n' II .iu.i. liiu uiuiu, ncc
lnir int. Hltlm on .til in,, rat rrom t
n nr. net 11 U'llere 11 will rim lln we
of cream or rich milk. Let come to
L'KK ilil-i it laul' o 'uvtl liuuyi;ij utUHIl
. , .. nV.l..f.n.nn nt .l,nnn..l ....1.
Havo the fowl arranged upon a platte
cream of tartar biscuits, spilt and lay
the hollow upon the platter, nnd th
pour the cream and egg gravy ov
chicken and biscuits and serve at oni"
cults If desirc-d.
ci cki il. iiiiit'iuir Llln uiiriin nn inn inn
ttiiu liiu iniuivt-'!! uii lup, puuuui; lean
itite iviu iiejuiius ui cie'ar it-iwi i-ee
veal or mutton, four or tlve slices
cofilieo or raw n.ienn nr anil nnrlr. n
tntihw-iniiTt nf ,-lrt Innciin (mil ,.. bhiii
onion, one small pepper-pod (red
of bay leaf and bait, piprlca and ce
salt to taste. Cut meat In ra -es a-
one Inch square, and tear In x veri h -pan.
Flour the Inside of the b .in r
thoroughly, put In a layer of me it, . 'in
are all used Then add th' on'or (w il )
pepper-pou, pay leai. sail, pi mu mi
celery sail, e eiver wn-i w.nei "i,i i- i-
n mnflnrnffi riven and r -ok tW r thre
t. ........ In hAnn rnt V HT It. nn
iiuiii.'-. t.-ei e ,ii ..... . .
tatoes, cut In thick slices, or e, 5kf i to
.. . . i t Hi.nnn1 ri, jrti.
IIIULIH'I- Villi I"' lli-ii I " ' "-'r.. . ......
. ... . . , .1..I. .1 .....
III Mimtl H'H'-liiri 1"! " "... .-v.- .
Into sections mid taking off evrs t
l ie 1111 1" .nIII inivi- " i me rei'isi 'il.-'
I.I.. ..I. I.. M.nt.. .... ,1... aa. .1-
nn,i nnni mphi' ei'LiLiiin lln , inn siiui
anu ICl Slllini wiil-ie me nii iii win lie' i
iiuini ii' i.n l-V-ll.- ...... . -,.-,,.
1 1 ill III. lln. inrii .mi. v.- in- '
tl IIIUPII.I 1 ll-ll.-ll-i!l.l - . 1 '
pagne glasbes with a section ir two
orange on each. Alice V. h't.ik r
i.itti.i: m iti'iiiM:.1-.
(From thu Chicago Tribune )
"Next time.. Jack. I want you to omn
enrller and stay longir'
"There's nothing the nut . w mhi,
sir. No charge for cons i.tatlon Ciood
"Norah. you can have tfTc afternoon
out if you want It; you don'' havo to
spend all your time In the left, hen
"Young man, there has been foiuo com
plaint that you are trying m do two
men's work. Take things i .i-ur. and we'll
rnlbe your salary."
"Mrs niieinpe. here's I n i nf of
fee we borrowed of you e I rd v dom
ing." There are pleasant surprises for you in
to-day's nils II you nre a little hit wor
ried na to how soon you can nff Td to buy
bowo needed things for tho homo.