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HIE BURL-INOTON FKEIi PRESS AND TIM 158: TUUKaPAT, .fANI'Altr 2.1,
Dcing ttie liappem.igi ol n tiijlit
in Richmond in llio tpiing of '65
The PUr hr
Cyrus Townsend Brady
IUmtratloni by Edgar Bert Smith
UooTfiKht IWi lr llii, MimmI & Omupnnr
, have nny linen left wu will work at and soiled; but It was whole. That
Wilfred Writes a Letter. 1 Sno turned to go away, but some- was moro than could bo said of nine-
Half an hour Is a short or a long thing In tho elder womnn'u face and ty-nlne per cent, of tho uniforms com
time, dennndlnc unon tho individual mwiner awakened a slight suspicion monly soon round about Richmond.
mood or tho exigencies of tho mo- j
inent. It was a short half hour to '
Cnptutn Thonie to continue to glvo ,
ulm tho namo by which he was com-,
monly known out In tho moonlight
tnd tho rose garden with Edith Var-
.toy. It was short to him because ho I
lovod her and becauso ho realized 1
that In that brief space must be
packod experience enough to last him
. . . . . ( 1. . ...
into mo long ramre, it uiikhi- uu mui ,
tho eternuJ future!
It waa short to Edith Vnrney, In
part at least for tho same roaaon, but i
It was shortor to him than to her, for i
nt the end of thnt period the guilt 1
or InnocoTjce of the man she loved nnd
who loved her would bo established
beyond peradventure ; olther he wan
tho bravo, devoted. Bclf-sacriflclng
Confederate soiaier sno tnougnt nim.
or ho was a apy; and fllnco he ramo 1 nho could do, reflected Mrs. Vamey, running away from her, but if sho saw j (, ,.,,,.) .,, ,,av ful. j-.tvUcs of Its litn
of a Virginia fnmily, although West nnd bo she roBO. stepped to tho door mo with these on sho might feel membership than proscribed by
Virginia had ncparntod from tho Old In turn, and called her back. 1 funny." st.itute is most mterestlm;.
Dominion, Bho coupled tho word spy "Perhaps It would bo just ns well," "I don't think," returned Caroline ( .Section of the public statutes Is as
with that of traitor. Either or both i bIio said, "if any of the ladles want quickly, "that sho would feel very ioiiows:
wooM be enough to condemn him. , to go to let them ot;t the other way. funny." I -The salary of the oeorctnry of th.
Fighting against mitrnlclon, sho would I You can open the door Into tho back 1 "Well, you know what I mean," said 'i"te for the term for which he Is
. 41. . ! i.i Wo nvnncHnr nnmo nnn ' ' llfrnd. flllsblni' n llftln "Vnn Irnnw i eb Cted shall be ILTii tile salary of tllO nS-
iiuii uuru mwiuuuLii iun luuuiuiib ui
rwvolatioti, of decision, thoroforo too on important business, you know, and how it is with a fellow's mother."
quickly passed tho flying momenta. we" j Caroline nodded gravely.
It wbs a short half hour to Thome. "I understand," said Miss Kit- '"ies, I havo learned how it i3 with
because ho might seo her no more. It trMga 1 mothers," sho paid, thinking of tho
SwasaBbort half hour to Edith boennso , "And you will seo to this?" 1 mothers sho had known since tho war
ttho might see Mm no more, and It "Certainly; trust me." began, young though she was.
bight be possible that sho could "Thank you." "Other people don't eare," said Wil-
not even allow herself to dream upon I Mrs. Varney turned with a little fred, "but mothers aie different"
Irlm In his absence In tho future. Tho , sigh of relief and went back to her "Some other people don't care," an
reooDectlon of tho woman would ever place by tho table, where her work swered Caroline softly, lighting hard
Jho oweet and eacred to the man, but ' basket eat near to hand. No woman to keep back a rush of tear3.
It might bo necessary for the woman ! In Richmond was without a work baa- In spite of herself her eyes would
to btot oot utterly tho roroombrnnce of ' ket with work in it for any length of foous themselves upon that little
the men. 'time during those days. The 'needle round blood-stained hole in tho left
It wna a short half hour to young I
WllTred In his own room, waiting 1m- j
natkmtlv for old Martha to hrlnit tho
altered uniform over which Carolino '
was busily working In tho large old-
fashloned kitchen. Sho had choson '
that odd haven of refugo becauso
thoro sho was the least likely to bo
Interrupted and could pursue her task
without fear of observation bv anv
other eyes than those of old Martha.
Tho household had been reduced to Its
imaliest limit and the younger maids
who were still retained In the eatab-
Hshment had been Bummarlly dls-
mlBsed to their quarters for the night
ly the old mammy. I
Now that Wilfred had taken the !
)lunge, hlB impatience to go was at
iiver heat. He could not wait, he felt, j
.'or another moment. He lind spent i
lorae of his half hour In composing a i
letter with great care. It was a short
otter and therefore was soon finished, '
nd he was now pacing up and dovn i
lis room with uneasy steps waiting 1
.or old Martha'B welcoming voice. j
It was a long half hour for little I
Carolino Mitford, busily Bewing away'
In the kitchen. It seemed to her that I
-he was taking forever to turn up tho
Bottoms of tho trouser legs and inako J
a nem on each as Bho expressed It. floor through which, presently, Caro
She waB not very Bklllful at such lino herself appeared,
rough needlework and her eyes were She looked very demure and tho air
not bo very clear as she played nt ! of Innocence, partly natural but large,
tailoring. This Is no reflection upon , ly asiitmed, well became her althoush
their natural clarity and brightness,
but they were qulto often dimmed
with tears, which oneo or twice
urlmmod over and dropped upon tho
oarso fabrle of the garment upon
She Had Possesced Herself
which she workod. Sho had known
tho man who had worn thorn last, he
had been a friend of hers, nnd she
knew tho Iioy who was going to wear
them next. If she could translate the
emotiona of her girlish heart, the new
wearer was moro than a friend. Way
tho same fato awaiting tho latter that
the formor had wet?
Tho half hour was very long to Jo-
nas, tho old butlor, tumbling with Ing It worth while to correct tho mls
frlght, Buffering from his rough tmagn npprehenslon, "I won't bo long." Sho
und terror-atnekon with anticipation stepped across tho room, but turned In
of tho further punishment that await -
The half hour was longest of all to
MrB. Varnoy. After her visit to How
ard, who had enjoyed ono of his lucid
momenta and who seemed to bo a
little bettor, sho had como down to
tho drawing-room, nt Mr. Arrolsford'H
suggestion, to boo thnt no one from
tho house ,vho might have observed,
or divined, or learned, In any wny
what was going on within should go
out Into tho garden and disturb tho
young couple, or give an alarm to tho
JUiui yho v..ub the. object of no much
Intorost and suspicion, bo much lovo
About tho only jmoplo who took no
noto of tho time woro tho buoy semp-1
Btrt'sset) In tho room ncrotm tho hull,
nnd tho first sign of life cumo from
that room. Mian Klttrldgo. who np-
i.nnmil tn imvn linnn entinLltntnd thd
I - w
memtorifrer of tho worktira, enmo out
.. f . .1 flm linll fn
UL UiO 1UU1I1, vvuul. uun" ...... ...
tho back of tho house, and prceontly i
a ... I if fiV h ft for !
"Woll," she begnn, seoiJig Mrs. Var
ney, "wo havo just sent off another
batch of bandagoa-"
"Did tho same mnn como for them?"
asked tho mistress of tho house.
"No, they sont nnothcr ono."
"Did you havo much?"
"Yes, outto n lot Wo havo all boon
nt tho bandaiios, they say that that la
what they need moat So long aa wo
In her mind. Sho Btoppcd, turned, and
came back. 'Ton look troubled, Mrs.
Vanipy," aho began. "Do you want
"No, nothing, thnnk you."
ib there anything I can do or any.
thing nny of us can do?"
"Not a thing, my dear." answered
Mrs. VKrnoy, trying to smile und fail- ,
IT I . t-r . nit . 1 - . - 1 ii. I.
ii imwuru i pureiHieu iiib uuiui,
anxious to bo of Bcrvico.
"Ho Hecms to bo a little better," re-1
turned tho woman. i
"I nm glad to hear It. and If thcro
la auythins any of ua could do for you,
you would certainly tell mo." '
The elder woman nodded und Miss
Klttrldgo turned decisively away and
etonped briBkly toward tho door. On
neconii tno'ignt. more was someining
mwi. ' ' v' 1J .-, , - ......
was second only to tlio bayonet in the
support of tho dying Confederacy!
She glanced at It, but, sure evidence
e tremendous Btrnln under which
'aooron, sue maae no motion 10
tae " un- Instead, after a moment
of reflection, she crossed to tho wall
11,1,1 I'ulled the bell rope. In a short
"me, considering her bulk and un-
wieiuiness, out Alarum appearou at
tnp 1:ir (loor-
"DiJ 'ou r'S. ma'am!" she nskod.
"Yes," was tho answer. "Has Misa
.Caroline gone yet?"
"Ni ma'am," anawered Martha,
smilingly displaying n glorious set of
whlto teeth. "She's been out In do
kitchen fo' a w'ilo."
"In the kitchen?"
"Yas'm. Ah took her out dere. She
didn't want to be seed by no one."
"And whut Is she doing there?"
"Shu's been mostly sewln' an' be-
habin' mighty strange about sumlln a
grot deal ob do time. She's a-snifllin'
an' a-wepln', but Ah belieb she's git-
tin' ready to gwine home now."
"Very well," paid Mrs. Varnev "will
you ph-ase ask her to come In hero a
moment before ahe goes."
"Yas'm, 'deed Ah will." said old
Martha, turning and going out of tho
I' ''id not deceive Mrs, Vamey for a
moment, or would not hnvo deceived
her if she had had any special intor-
est in Caroline's actions or emotions.
The greater strain under which sho
labored made tho girl of small mo
ment; Bho would simply use her, that
i was all.
"Carolino, dear," sho began immedi
' ntely, "are you In a great hurry to go
! "No, ma'am, not particularly, cspe-
dally If I can do anything for you
here," answered tho girl readily, somo
"It happens that you can," said Alra.
Varney; "If you can stay hero a few
minutes while I go upstairs to Howard
it will bo a great help to me."
"You want me just to wait hore, is
that it?" asked tlio girl, somewhat
' Why on earth anybody should bo re
' quired to wait in a vacant room was
something which Carolino could not
understand, but Mrs. Vnrney's next
words sought to explain it.
"I don't want you merely to wait
' hero but well, in fact, I don't want
anybody to go out on tho voranda, or
''nto tho garden, from tho front of tho
house, uudor any circumstances."
i arollne b oyos opened In great
amazement. Sho did not In tho least
understand what it was all about until
Mrs. Vnrnoy explained further.
'You boo Edith's there with"
'Oh, yes," laughed tho girl, nt last,
aa Bho thought, comprehending, "you
want them to bo loft alone. 1 know
how that la, whonover I am when
pome that is of course I will Bee to
! It," Bho ended rather lamely nnd in
' "Just a few minutes, dear," Bald
Mrs. Varney, Broiling falutly at tho
girl's blushing cheeka and not think-1
1 tlio doorway for her Ilnal Injunction,
Do bo careful, won't you?"
"Careful I" said Caroline to herBolf,
"I should think I would bo careful, Aa
If I didn't know enough for thnt. I
can guesa what is going on out thoro
in the moonlight. I wouldn't hnvn
thorn disturbed for tho world. Why, it
I were out thoro with with Wll
with nnybody, I wouldn't "
She stopped In great dismay at hor
own admlBslona and stood staring to
ward tho front windows, over which
Mvs. Vamey had most carut'ully drawn
the. heavy buuulngu.
Presently her curiosity got tho bet
tor of nor Benso of propriety. She wont
to tho nearest window, pulled tho cur-
taliis apart a little, and peered oagor-
ly out. Bhn uaw nothing, nothing but
the trees In tho moonlight, that Is;
Kdlth nnd Cnptnln Thorne woro not
wltlllll VlOW nor WOm tllOV Wlthlll Car-
.. .. . .
nhot. She turned to tlio other window.
Mnw Mint ulin finH mndn ffm rdfttitrn
....... ...... ...... ......... "' l'-"n"
phe dotormlnod to boo what waa going
fn tf flhii nntlltl Qlm Hrnnr (tin
UP boforo tho window and knolt down
upon It, and parting tho curtains,
looked out, but with tho same reaulta
ns before. In this questionable posi
tion sVo was unfortunately caught by
Ho was dressed In tho gray Jacket
and tho trousers which sho had ro-
paired. Sho had not mado a skilful
Job of hor tailoring but It would servo,
The wholo suit was worn, Ill-flttlng,
Mennured by hose, Wilfred waa
sumptuously, even luxuriously, I
drosood, and tho pride expressed In I
Ills port and bearing waa as complete
ns it was nnlvo. Ho walked
Boftly up the long room, in- j
tending to surprise tho girl, but boy-1
like, he stumbled over a Btool on his
way forward, and the young lady I
turned about quickly and confronted
1.1.., ...111. nvrt1nmnnn 11'nf !
nun mm u muiiuuhuu,
came close to her and opoke In a low, j
Mother Isn t anywhere about, la ,
"No," said Caroline in the Bamo
tone, "she's Just gone upstairs to see
Howard, but sho is coming back in a
few minutes, she said.
vnf llf.trwl TTI1Pwl
Il-rn wk.u m".-u, llllUillllii
ma uuenu um uupmnoiveij, 1 am uoi i
- - n .- -
nreasi or me jncicet. bile nati not real-
lzod before how straight that bullet
had gone to the heart of tho other
wearer. There was something terribly
ominous nnoui n. uui. wnrren mun-
dered blindly on. unconscious of this
emotion or of Its cause. Ho drew from
tlio pocket In his blotiBO a paper. Ho
sat down at tho table, beckoning Caro-
line as no ata so. i no gin
closer and looked over his shoulder aa
he unfolded the paper.
"I havo written that letter," ho anid.
"to the general, my father, that Is. i
Hore It Is. I havo cot to send It to
him In some wny. It Is all written but
the last words and I am not sure about
them. I'm not going to say 'your lov-
Ing son' or anything of thnt kind. This
Is a man's letter, a Boldler's letter. I
lovo him, of course, but this Is not tho
time or tho place to put that sort of a
thing In. I have been telling him "
Ho happened to glance up as ho spoke
""d discovered to his great surprise
'but Caroline had turned away from
him and waa no longer looking at him.
"Why, what's the matter?" he ex-
"Nothing, nothing," answered
girl, forcing herself to face him once
"I thought you wanted to help mo,"
"Oh, yea! I do. 1 do."
"Well, you can't help mo way off
there," said Wilfred. "Como closer."
He spoke like a soldier already,
tllif,.,lt tllc' fe'lrl. but sho meekly, for ,
her, oboyod the Imperious command,
lie stared at her, ua yet unconscious
but strangely agitated nevertheless.
The silence was soon insupportable,
and Caroline herself broke it.
"The tho " she pointed at tho
trouBors, "aro they how you wanted
"Fine," replied Wilfred; "they aro
Just perfect. There isn't a girl in
Richmond who could havo done them
better. Now about tho letter. I want
your advice on it; what do you think?
"Tell mo what you said."
"You want to hear it?" asked Wil
fred. "I've got to, hnven't I? How could
I help you If I didn't know what it waa
"You'rf a pretty good girl, CuroIIno.
You will help me, won't you?"
Her hand rested on tho table as sho
bent over him, and ho laid his own
hand upon it nnd Fqueezed It warmly,
I too warmly thought Cnrolfnn, as sho
! Blowly drew It nwny and watt sorry
eho did it tho moment she had dono
"Yob, I will help you," sho said. "But
about tho letter? You will have to
i hurry. I am stiro your mother will be
I ho, "f. ft(hr,t "",0'; . . . .
1 , )yn' 'at lottr ls !Y Bllty. lmp,r"
taut, you know. Everything dononds
: upon It, much moro than on mother's
I lettor, I am suro."
"I should' think so," said tho girl.
I Sho drew a chair up to tho table and
I sat down by tlio sido of tlio boy.
J "I am Just going to glvo It to him
strong," aald Wilfred.
"That's tho way to glvo It to him,"
Bald Carolino. "Ho's a soldier and ho's
accuetuniod to such things."
"You can't fool much with father.
Ho means bitBlness," said Wilfrod;
"but ho will find that I mean buBlnoaa,
"That's right," nasontod Carolino
Baplently, "everybody hna got to mean
business now. What did you say to
"I snid this," anawcrod tho young
ster, reading Blowly nnd with great
prido: "'Qonoral ItanBom Vnrnoy,
commanding division, arm; of North
ern Virginia, Iioar I'apa
"I wouldn't any, 'dear pupa' to gen
eral," Interrupted Cnrolino doolslvoly.
"No? Wlmt would you say?"
"I would say 'Sir,' of course; that la
mush moro bualncBsllko nnd Boldlora
uro always bo awf uJly , abrupt'
" Am Not Running Away From Hr."
"You are right," said the boy, bo-
ginning again, " 'Oenoral Hansom var-
noy, commanding division, Army of j
Northern Virginia, Sir' that sounds
fine, dotton't It?"
"Splendid," Bald tho girl, "go on."
" 'This ia to notify you that I want
you to let mo Join tho arm v right now.
.... ... .
it you don't, I Will enlist anyway,
that's all. Tho seventeen call la out I
.,,1 i am not going to wait for tho six- i
tenn. Do vou think 1 am a damned
(To lie Continued, i
wrr.Ki i, mi: riioi).
l'rom the 1 uenii.d Vulli Times)
i 1 11 IIU'LIIIIII I'lllJHU I'd l 11 Ml in n-illl'
i,,,.,.u r..r..rr..il I, .. U I ., . 1 1 II u.. 1, M.
...... .t i ... i.n iin-
llM.H... , . ,,. r,.,,,,, iiw. sinie
lstant sei,tary of the f-'enate for tho
term for which he Is appointed slrill be
i::;. to be paid at the limit adjoin nmeiu of
the I'lciiora Asspinbly."
.Section iI.lM of the public htatulcK Is us
The salary of tho clerk of the llonre
.1 Representatives for the term for which
, Is elected shall be ii: the salary or
nil I'sslstant clerk of the House of Hop
n s-ontatlves for the term for which he is
appointed shnll be ?2R0, to be paid at the
inal adjournment of the General As
sembly." Peolkins il.li) and C.lM were passed In
l."o. liv those sections the Legislature
, mended to tlx absolutely the amount
ivhich .Miuuid be paid to the secretary of
iiie Senate and the clerk of the House
and their assistants
Section li.l'.'I of the public statutes Is as
"The salaries of the secretary anil as--ihtanl
secretary nt the Senate shall be
in full compensation for all the duties
.iipcitalnlng to their respective ofllces,
including olllce rent and transpoitlm? i
i. nnUs, recoids and stationery to and
tiniii the seat of government; but for
i opies furnished to or services rendered
fur individuals they maj reieiv
ll tills section the Legislature Intend-
d to guard against the vis.-!'ii:ty o:
nvthlng in addition to the salary of tin
-dietary id tile Senute as r. s i
section il.lve, above quoted.
In 1!10 the Legislature nm1 nded sec
tion C.lM) and section 1,191 ns to the pay
.vhieli the assistants to the secrc'an
.-l.oiild reei ive and ccrtuln It 'lis o! ex-
i lwe therein enumerated.
Sometime during the session and al
ii as at tho pxvehologie,il moment, a
1 1 solution Is presented In the following
f oi in :
"That the audltoi of aci omits is lu re
i directed to diaw his order on the
... , lH . In favr ,.,
' .ii rptnrv ill the .eimte mill iimImIiiiiI Hue.
et iry of the Senate, the clerk mi l as
sistant clerks or the House in' Represen
tatives, and the otllclitl reporters of the
I ilouse and Penan respectively, for cer-
tain sums of nioiii v as per diem sal.ny of
nch ofllei.ils from ami Including the 2'ith
day of November, to and Including the
las; das nf th. session; and said sal.irv
,.u' dav feu the remainder of the session
Mi. ill be eiiiihalmt to that received by
the respective olllclals per day for the
lost 15 da.vs of the session; the amount
In each ease to be ascel tallied by dividing
the salary prescribed ,y law for each ofll.
lal by 15, the usual number of dav. In a
si ssion and then multiplying the am nmt
so found by tlie number of days service
nf each of said ol!le,ils from ami includ
ing the :M!i day or November to and In
. iiidlng tin day of .i.Ij.iurnmenl."
In liii- tin "usual number or das" was
;o In l!"l tin- usual number of days"
I -.ill ilmppid tn r,. in l'.iini It again went
up tn ,'i. in l!pi the "usuil number or
d.is" remained at To. In lulu It dropped
to 15 and was pi n ed at 45 by the lesnlu
Unn which was adapted by the Leglsla
tuie of ltn; just pilot- to the Christmas
Now, bear in mind the plain provision
nf the above iunted. Do a little ilguilng.
Take, for Instam e, the salary of the clerk
nf the Ilouse. Divide It by !', and we
nnd the clei I; or tho House will receive
Midor tlie resolution a salary of $13."J 1-3
iM day whl'h makes him the highest
paid olllelal of any In the State for the
t.me devoted to the woik or th session.
Thus it will be si en that the clerk or the
House of Repic.-eiuntives under the reso
lution In ltdo drew jl.'jou tor the term for
which he was elected. The plain prn
ilsoii of the Mutate was that he
should receive a salary of onlv T'W.
Now, note the i esoltitlon. U uses tills
expn sslnn; tor the purpose of sugar
roatlug the pioHistlon and making It
palatable, "the usu'il number of days In
a session " This resolution, near 111 mind,
made Its Hist appearance In I'M-'. There
has not be. n a session of the Vermont
Legislature since 1MB which has pot run
for mini than 5o days. The average from
1S70 to lino Inclusive Is more than i biys.
If the resolution adopted b the Legisla
ture really spoke tho truth In rcgaid to
the "usual number or days In a session,"
tin- clerk would ho drawing a Uttlf loss
than $10 per day and the secietary of the
Senate a little less than $7 ri
Now, Is this the way we want our money
expended'.' Is the Legislature of 1312 jus
tilled In going oor the Matute and thus
Increasing tho pay f any ollh'lnl over
the amount Used by law?
And yet. no ono has been able to stop
II. .Some have tried to do so and Imvo
only been laughed nt nnd ridiculed by
the machine, um the time is coining and
vomliiK soon when tlie people are giilm;
to get rid of those who want public ofllco
lor the money them Is In It. In looking
over our list of "elllclenf' servants we
Und several, who for a decade, have Lien
siippoited by tho public, who have been
feeding at the public crib us If tbo Stnto
owes them a living.
No Charter Carrying Right
Eminent Domain Should
REPEATS YIEWS IN MESSAGE
"Neither Personal nor Corporato
Interest Should Be Allowed
to Interfere with
Mniitpi'llrr, Jan. 1". Oovcrnor rictclicr
si i t another mrs.nK to tho (lrmral An
xi intily to-day, repenting what he Hold In
IiIh linuiKtiral ndilreaH In rrgaid to the
ururittni! of ehurters carrying tho iIkIu
f., rmllPt,i ilnmaln, the e?uU nr wtilch
hllll U,,PI , caH,. the liol.llm; up .t suv-
,.,. Krnntlnu such rlKlita.
1 1 nio cnllcd attention t tho n-com-
meiitlattmi In rrgnnl to enlnrglns: tho
1 Ititlsdlctloii of mtinlelp.il ecoirts ns u
Iiihuiim of expediting c auses nnd lessening
I exi i nse to litigants.
Sueh n proposition hns been opposed
1 by the Washington county bar and by
. . , ..... 1 u f I h 1 1 1 n 11,1
IMUOi Ol III" in i n
oiimU, hit Ik favored by some of the
The message Itself Is as follows:
"1 wish to renew my suggestions made
to you somewhat earlier In the session
In icfcrcnco to the following:
CONS5HUVATION Ol' WATKK POW13H.
"I repeat what I said to you In my
Imriguiul address, that no charter car
rying with It the right of eminent do
main should be granted, which does not
place that corporation under tho control
of the public service commission which
should lay down such rules and regu
lations as would give the people of Ver-
moot the first right to the use ol tile de-
lopid power, subject to fair and eqult-
alil" conditions, nnd the same principle
should be Incorpointed in a general law,
"I, also, at the opening of your session,
called your attention to the need of some
change In our court procedure anil strong
ly recommended the enlargement of the
jurisdiction of our municipal courts ns n
means of expediting causes, and lessening
the expense to litigants.
"The Legislature, In my judgment,
should not adjourn without taking defi
nite action on these subjects. The best
Interests of the State demand such action
and the people of the State will be satis
fied with nothing less, and neither per
sonal nor eorpoiate Interest should be
allow id to Intel lere with our duty In that
Mr. .MC( uen Introduced in the Setiate
this morning a bill relating to a State de
tention farm which provides for the es
tablishment ol' such an Institution ami
! rovldes a fund of $30,000 for Its estab
ilshmi nt and J15.im for maintenance.
II. .111, relating to the removal of prlson
i to the Stnte hospital at Waterbuiy,
pu.-"-l both hous-es under suspension of
tin- lilies. It was round, when an Inmate
of the Industrial school became Insane and
the onlv chance or saving his life was
to send hlin tn the WiUer'uury Institution,
thin, there was no authority vested In the
Governor to order such lemovnl, so thL
blll was hastily prepared and passed,
. ii Importunt bill wns introduced In the
House by the committee on Immigration
and labor, providing for a State lioaid of
arbitration and conciliation. It piovlibs
fur a commission of three meinbeis, one
representing employers, one representing
employes, and a thin! to be recommended
by them to use their best efforts to com
promise any threatened labor troubles.
The present condition of business Is
shown by the icport of the special com
mittee, to the effect that there are now
in the hands nf the House and Senate
committees und the levlston committee
:.'l bills, a decrease of 7s bills In the
There were many absentees this morn
ing, the Inclement weather having re
sulted In much sickness. The House ad
journed early, but few more than the
necessary quorum being present at the
afternoon session, and tho Senate worked
off a largo amount of routine matter with
only half a dozen piesent. There will be
no session to-morrow.
1 1. A. Rlack, clerk of the House, was
at his desk to-day though not yet re
covered from his nttnek of bronchitis. J.
L'. Oushman, commissioner of State
taxes, Is making reasonahlo recovery at
tnu lleaton hospital.
OFFICIAL RECORD OF DAK
The Senate was calliil to order by tho
lieutenant-governor nnd devotional ex
ercises were conducted by the chaplain.
S. an. Ry Mr. McCuen, relating to the
employment of prisoners on highways. To
coiiunltteo on Immigration and labor.
S. Ml-Ry npeclal committee, providing
fur tho establishment of a State detention
farm. Ordered to lie and bo printed.
The chnlr appointed as Scnnto commit
tee of conference on S. Ifil, Mr. liabbltt,
Mr, Oarllng of Orange and Mr. Mower,
and on S. 150, Mr. Ulanchaid of Windsor,
Mr. McCuen nnd Mr. Johnson.
I'ASHEI) UNDICR Sl'Sl'ENSION OF
II. 511. Relating to removals to hospital
for Insane, on motion of Mr. Chaffee.
H. 122. Relating to election or appoint
ment of road commissioner, l'assed, 13
II. 374. Relating to taxation of personal
property, was considered In committee of
tho whole with Mr. McCuen In tho ch:-.
The committee rose at l".".'l and nsked to
continue Its session this afternoon.
On motion of Mr, Hherwili, tho Senate
Committee of tho wholo on S, 374, relat
ing to taxation of personal property.
At 3;4: on motion of Mr. Dyer of Rut
land, the committee rose and reported
Its lecommendatlon that certain proposals
of amendment be adopted, And on mo
lion of Mr. Harbor the bill wns mado a
special ord- &w Wednesday morning
1USAD TIII1U) TIMI3 AND I'ASSBIJ,
9. lf9. To Incorporate tho Hartford
Savings Hank and Trust company.
S. 1. Authorizing Hurllngtoii to Isstlo
bonds to enlnrgo Its electrical plant.
H. lUJ. Amending act Incorporating 1
Second Congregational society In llrook-1
8. IW. To Incorporate St. Mlchnel's
S. yn, Iltlntlng to soiling of milk nnd
H. Relating to accounts of town
PASSED IN CONCUUIIUNCE.
H. 433. Tlolntlng to the treatment of
dependent nnd delinquent children.
II. 312. Relating to brokerage of Insur
ance. II. 273. Relating to fees of keepers of
Joint resolution to pay debentures and
mileage of V. II. Cnnlleld.
Joint resolution relating to compensation
of messenger conveying electoral vote.
It. 330. To Incorporate Randolph Sav
ings Rank & Trust company.
11. 417. To Incorporate Valley Savings
II. 473. Relating to village of Chester.
II. 478. To pay J. O. Mann.
H. 491. To ennblo St. Albans to Issue
II. 373. Relating to taxation of express
11. 57. Relating to rebates tot advanced
THIRD HEADING REFUSED.
11. 30?. Providing for spark arresters
RKPORT OF COMMITTEE
On mllitnry affairs cn the Soldiers' Horn-.
HOUSE MM-S REFERRED.
It. 40n. An act to establish a State
teaelurs' retirement fund. To committal
II. 4fi3. Relating to commitments to
Vol moot Industrial school. To committee
II. 477.-To enlarge powers of lire dis
trict, No. 1, In Dorset, To committee on
THIRD Jt KADI NO ORDERI'D.
II. 113. Relating to Hinge or Old lleii
nlngton. A mesf-nge was received nnd rend from
His Excellent y, the Governor, and was
icfirifd to the committees on corpora
tions and judiciary.
On motion of Mr. Hatchelder, the Sui
ati at 4-47 adjourned.
Devotional exorcises were conducted ly
II. 1ST. Relating to overspeedlng nf
automobiles and motor vehicles, .Mr.
Ryder of Rockingham presiding Mr.
Hrlgham of Bradford opposed tlie bid as
nil unnecessary measure. Mr. Hapgoud nf
Peru favored. Mr. Locke moved to aim nil
by striking out "suspected of from the
bill. Mr. Hapgood wanted to change "?U!t.
pected of" to "charged with," Mr Iyocke
lnslMed on his motion. Mr. I-Vrrln of
Essex believed the matter taken care
of in another bill. Tho speaker prevented
Mr. Hapgood speaking If any one else
wanted to speak. Mr. Locke's motion wns
lost. Mr. Carpenter nf Chester moved to
stilke out Sec. 3. Mr. Orvls of Manchester
favored something like this bill. Mr.
Wright of Williston opposed the bill as
uncalled for, Mr. Carpenter's amendment
refused. The bill was hilled by a rising
vote of 50 to s7.
II. 1V7. Mr. Iocke of Ilarton moved to
1-ceonsldcr which was refused.
READ THIRD TIME AND PASSED.
II. IM. Relating to village of Wood
stock. WEEKLY ADJOURNMENT MOTION
Mr. Fnote of Cornwall moved that when
the Ilousi; adjoin ned this afternoon it be
until VCo p. m. Monday, carried.
11. 51J. Hy committee on claims, an act
to pay the St. Albans Messenger company
'the sum named, ?1.07.1, the amount
found clue on unsettled accounts covering
a period of In years. Ordered to llo and
RILL INTRODUCED AND PASSED UN
DER SUSPENSION OF RULES.
II. 514. Rv committee on Judiciary
relating to removals to the Vermont Slat'
hospital for tho Insane. Read third time
and passed under suspension of tho
H. 515. Ry committer on judiciary, pro
vldlng for the distribution nf the copies
of the "Index to Surveyor-Generals'
Papers " Ordered to He and bo printed.
H. 5til. Ry committee) on Immigration
and labor, to provide for a State board
of conciliation and arbitration, to consist
of three persons to be appointed by the
(lovernor prior to March 1, l!M3,one mem
ber to be an employer and selected from an
association leprc.-entlng employers of
labor, nnd one from a InUir organization
and shall not be an employer of labor, the
third member to be recommended by the
other two members. Duties of the board
to Investigate and report upon a con
troversy between employer and employes,
when strikes are threatened, and use
their good ofllces In mediation, etc. Or
dered to lie nnd be printed.
RECONSIDERED. ORDERED TO LIE
AND MADE SPECIAL ORDER.
II. Ill To prevent the pollution of the
waters of this State, came up on a motion
to reconsider, which had been oi dered to
He. Mr. Adams of Marlboro urged that
amendments to House bills which have
passed to tho possession of 'the Senate bo
mndo In that body. Mr. McClellan of
Plymouth moved It be made a special
order, which was lost. Tho motion to re
consider was carried. Mr. Taft of Town
shetid moved to amend, before a motion
that it bo ordered to Ho and he mado a
special older for Thursday next nt 2:30
o'clock, which was adopted.
COMMUNICATION FROM GOVERNOR
communication from his excellency,
the Oovcrnor, wns received nnd read by
THIRD READINO ORDERED,
H. 195 Relating to Rnittleboro village
H. 4tn-Relating to Vergennes city char
ter. II. 491 Relating to Windsor village
jj, 4;ic Relating to Rcnnlngton vlllago
II. 4W-Relntlng to Proctor vlllago chnr-
'"li. 174-Relating to tho celebration of
MncdonotiKli'8 victory In 1S1I, (divided re
port), and amendments recommended
cutting down tho appropriation to $1,000,
with actual expenses for a monument.
Tho celebration Is to bo taken enre of by
tho peoplo of Vergennes, Tho report was
ravornblo 19. unfavorable 10. Mr. Don
nelly of Vergennes urged tho thlid read
ing, as tho celebration of tho victory Is
one. of Importance. Mr. Martin of Hen
nlngton urged consistency of appropria
tion, favoring u third rending,
B. 103. Relating to tho conditions ot
(Honor lle.fiPseH. Huuortcd fuvorably.
II. 125. Appropriating money to repnlt
roads In Wardsboro.
H. 127. To build a Stato road In Mount
H. 131. To comnleto highways In 'War
ren nnd Granville.
II. 135, To build highway In town ol
II. lr). To aid tho town of Wcstmurc
tn building highways.
II. 167. To aid the town of Halifax In
It. 179. To repair roads between Hrook
lino and Athens.
H UU. To aid tho town of Sunderland
In building highways,
II. 201. To aid In tho repair of high
ways in Wllllston.
H. 2JI. To repair highways In tho town
II. 235. To construct highway on tho
easterly shore of I.nko Dunmoro.
II. W5. To widen tho highway In tha
town of Cnstleton.
H. 271. To aid tho town of Groton in
U. 2SS. To aid Londondery In tho repair
II. 321. To nld tho town of Grafton
In rebuilding highway.
II. 31B. To nld tho town of Windham
In rebuilding highway.
It 352. To aid the town of .Shelbiirno In
On motion of Mr. Hendee of Plttsford,
the House ndjourned at 11 V) o'clock.
READ THIRD TIME AND PASSED.
If. 27 Amending nets relating to thi
salaries of State's attorney
II. 52 Amending stntutes r. lnMng to
H. 4S9 Relating to certain powers of tho
village of Ludlow.
READ THIRD TIME AND ORDERED
S. lJ-An act to Incorporate thr Wall
Ingford Power company.
S. li', An act to Incorporat the Glas
tonbury Light and Power company
PASSED IN CONCURRENCE.
S. 190 Relating to foreign creamery as
sociations. Mr. Wright of Wllllston op
posed. Mr. Vailghan of Randolph fa
voied, as did Mr. Jose of Johnson. Mr.
Thomas of Sheldon, Mr. Hlanchard of
West Windsor, Mr. Adams of Marlboro,
Mr. Hillings of Woodstock, Mr. Plumley
I ,.r r M.llme
JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTED.
Joint resolution by Mr. Proctor direct
ing tho auditor of accounts to draw an
order not to exceed $100 to pay expenses
of committee Investigating Stato purchas
ADJOURNMENT COMMITTEE HE-
Committee on final adjournment mada
its report that on tho morning cf Jan
uary 17, In tho hands of the Senate com
mittee: Senate bills, 3S; Housa bills 4,
total Si; In the hands of House commit
tees, Senate bills 21, House bills 117, total
13S. In revision committee 33, total In
hands of committees 251, total last report
Governor Fletcher has approved anil
signed II. 420, cji act to codify and amend
the laws relating to probation.
H. 517 By committee on ways ani
means, an act to extend tho time for per
formance of certain duties of commis
sioner of taxes, approved January 15, 1913.
Ordered to lie and be printed.
H. MS Hy tho committee on agriculture
relating to tho sale of commercial fertili
zers. Ordered to lie and be printed.
On motion of Mr. Proctor of Proctor,
the Houso adjourned at 3:25.
TIICX AM) NOW.
We used to pay an awful prlco for just
an egg or two
We used to guard our eggs with care, a 9
wn our Jewel.s do
Wo used to think that millionaires could
barely ose afford
That others needs must do without, w
prices upward soared.
In times of yore, when one was robbed
by burglars nnd by yeggs.
They'd leave our money und our cash,
and kill us for our eggs.
On highways wild and forests thick, a
bandit with his knife
Would then exclaim unto his proy: "Your
eggs, quick, or your life!
But now Indeed, tho times are change il
and eggs just now are cheap:
We tlnd them here, wo find them there,
ve find them heap on heap.
With such amplo quantity, we ought to
hit the trust,
And waste a fow upon its head, whIU
hoping fomo will bust.
Tho menu now In every home ls altered
once for all.
And here Is what we'll havo to eat from
now until next fall:
For breakfast eggs in scrambled formi
for luncheon omelet brown;
For dinner-eggs Just softly boiled; and
we must eat 'em down.
Ah. woo to us. Now eggs we'll have,
E'en though w e may get sor
We'll have some eggs and then some egpi
And after that, some MORE.
E. A. T. Jr., Dorchester High, 1911
.Mil. I.OllfJi: SAVES Ills I.ETrUII.
(Washington Letter to Boston Advertiser)
If you have ever sent a leter to .. natot
Lodge, depend upon it the senaOr still
hns It. His ofllces In the Scnato wing
contuin a vast number of letter recep
tncles, where all letters received bv h m
and cent out by him (copied), are stored,
and they go back 25 yea's at least, ever
since the senator has been In p Ml bf
Over In the Senate olllce build ng tha
senator has stored away other a cum -latlons
It Is said also thnt tho senator never
wilt. s a private letter without a copv bi
Ing made of It.
Some day the collection will be of tre
mendous value. The range of years ot
the correspondence Includes some import
ant events and even of . ,i.ici.s In tho
history of the country, nnd rapeclall" In
politics In which the senator has taken
n prominent part.
Ho has also known many distinguished
men In tho world nnd doubtless has many
letters from them. Tho Hoosovelt serlei
ought to 1ih nn Invaluable collection in it
self. Some day the life and letters of Sena
tor Ixidge will bo written, but the biogra
pher ought not to have a very hard tlmi
of It collecting the letters nt lenst, foi
thero they will bo all assembled and cat
aloged, so to speak, nnd the only hard
thing about them wll be tho moving ol
them, for they taku up largo space and
weigh tons, ns tho man will find out who
will movo tho belongings of tho scnatot
when he lias to vacate his present olllro
for his democratic successor.
Considering how Innny Good Hoarding
Houses are advertised, to continue tc
live In n poor ono seems like supcrlluou