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Tributes Paid Civil War Hero
and Editor at Joint Assem
bly of Legislature.
Montpcller, '" H. A splendid portrait
of Col. Albert Clarke wns unveiled 111
representatives' hall this evenlim' before
a Joint assembly of the two houses of
the Legislature nnil a liURn ntimbei of
visitors, ami wns formnlly presented to
theStnte with Interesting ami appropriate,
Senator McCllen, who una one of th"
rommlttee of nmitiKeiiiciits. hail been
dislKniited to call the Joint assembly to
older, and after doing so presented John
1J. McCUUnn, the representative from
Plymouth, as chairman of the evening.
Mr McClclInn spnke feelingly of his
a-qunlntanrc with Colonel Clnrke and
Introduced Mnrvelle C Webber of Rut
land, who presented the portrait.
'Colonel Clarke," he said, "whs-proud
of Vermont, tils early attachment to his
native State always remained It was his
hope to spend his !axt days here but fato
ordained otherwise. I speak renlly for
the donors Julia and Ellen l'lerce, of
Rochester whose Generosity Is commend
able. Ono or them saw thn picture In a
jrallery In Hoston, sought out Its owner
and learned it was from tho brush of a
famous artist. They secured It and It Is
hero alwnys to remain. Colonel Claiko
wo.i a patriot who wns always ready to
sacrlftco hLi time and energy. He was a
loyal Vcnnontor and It is most lining his
portrait should remain here. Your Ex
cellency, I have the honor to present this
Scott Clifton Carbee, the artist, tin
vMled the picture with a few remarks.
Governor Fletcher accepted the portiait,
saying: "Tt was my privilege to know
Colonel Clnrke, to respect and admlro
him, and, gentlemen, on behalf of tho
State of Vermont. I accept this portrait
and I thank the la lb s who have pres
ented this magnificent gift, and in that
latter sentiment I believe I verse tho
feeling of the entire people, of the entire
State of Vermont"
Gen. Charles K." D.nllng of Hoston was
then presented and .spoke as follows:
GENERAL DARLINGS VDDRKSS.
In one of the oblest of Massachusetts'
towns, tho town of Rowlei, whoso rugged
uplands now overlook the sere brown
marshes and the wintry sea, stands thn
quaint house built on tin Innd conveyed
to Richard Clarke, one of it first settlers,
more than two hundred anil fifty years
This lot still remain" in the posses
wa of th ul.o tin i .ml i.iiinl ' I'eiilan llald of IS70, when with tho
the li.li tldr of the cotifedei m y on the v aflil-hearted and Itnniilnatlvo poot,
slopes of Cemetery rhlgc. The story litis John Iloylo O'Reilly, ho essayed cov
often been told; I shall not now even ul-i oritur tho battle for a Now York papr
tempt II. but so lotiK as the lepulse of 1 its' well tin for tho Messenger, where
Plrheli's charge statids In the annals of amid flying bullets, he pnrted with
hlstoiy. the tirt taken bv Stiinnnrd's IiIh straw hat, rode bareheaded back to
nrlkiule "III inner lie forgotten. It has St. AlhmiH nn 1 filed a lllble with tho
been at onee the wonder and admiration ( telegraph operntor to hold tho wlro
of military stiidentB Tor neatly fifty, until he could write out his story was
years. ' ,,t"' lf peculiar fascination. Tho fact
STOOD AT Cltl'CIAIi POINT. ,lmt Hi t liltn and O'Reilly mortal
At the end of tile "tst IV IlKhthiuY , c V . unK",vn mm,c 1,1,9
what wns to1 ' " 1 1,1 1,1 "emu, ono or ma
Lieutenant Clnrke stood nt
be the crucial point In this meat coutes't.
lie faced the next morning an enemy
Hushed with victory anil ready to grasp
Its full fruits. When the captain of his
company fell mortnlly wounded, he him
self, thoiiKl wounded by the snme shell,
refused to leave the line, but took com
mand of his company, which was among
the fotemost of those to execute that
famous order which precipitated an nt
tack upon both the right anil the left
Hank of different divisions of Pickett's
oiirttshltiK force. To have been a -witness
to those scenes and a pnttlelpant In those
events In the greatest battle of the war,
wns the high privilege of dim whose
memory wo meet to donor to-night.
On his return to Vermont, Lieutenant
Clarke resumed tho practice of law here
and In Rochester. In October, lie
wns captain of otiu of tde companies
rnlsed after tho raid on St. Albans, and
In the same year tecelved appointment to
tho Muff of Governor "aul Dillingham,
with the rank of colonel, and was also
from 1MK lo lsfiT, first assistant clerk of
the Vi rinont House of Representatives.
In 1SBS he took editorial charge ()f the St.
Albans 1 n 1 1 v and Weckl. Messenger,
which papi be subsequently purehasoil.
This Is not the occasion to follow In de
tail bis busy and useful life In Ills native
State ns editor, and member of tho State
Senate, upon commissions, and In many
other departments of activity during tho
next ten years. They were years In
which he mi unpllshod much and wrote
his name high among your forceful and
dependable men. Ills speech In the Sen
ate on November 1.1, P74, on the constl-
must delicious nnd exquisite of remi
Colonel Clniko was utterly devoid of
duplicity. There was never In dim the
slightest taint of two-fneedness or double
dealing. Where duty called him, there he
went; and whnt his conscience told him
wns right to do, thnt he did unswervingly
and without hesitation.
CHERISHED G. A. R. COMRADES.
Me always maintained the most close
and cordial relation with' his comrades
oJJ'thc war. Ho attended that first meet
ing of tho Vermont olllcers In this
capltol building, In November, 1M4, which
took the form of a reception to General
Stannnrd, then Invalided home after tho
loss of his arm, at Fort llartlson, and
thereafter took prominent part In the as
sociation then formed, which was not only
the first organization of the kind In tho
country, hut has continued through the
yenis to do much to preserve the his
tory and traditions of Vermont's part In
that gieat struggle. He prized his mem
bership In tho I.oyal Legion and tho
Grand Army of the Republic and his rec
ord as Jiidge-ndvoeat,. general of the na
tional body was especially creditable.
Hut more than nil was his abiding
affection for those of Ills old regiment and
brigade. His addresses at Gettysburg, on
the occasion of the dedication of the regi
mental monument; at the dedication of
the monument to Colonel Randall at
Northfleld and of the monument mark
ing the birthplace of General Stannard
nt Georgia, nil reveal not only most ten
der memories of the past but breathe as
well bis love for those whom the ties
tutlonal power of the State to regulate . (f a common service had bound together.
slon of his descendants, no less than nine
generations of whom have made the
liouj-e their home. Stated In terms of Ver
mont's history, this grant was made but
thirty-four years after Champlaln dis
covered tho lake which bears his name,
while It antedated by twenty yeais tho
building of Kort Anne by the Trench on
Isle La Motte, and by more than seventy-
live vears the first English settlement
within the borders of this State
It Is well sometimes to recall the begln
llngs of our New England history, and
n no way are they more vividly presented
nan when linked with the story of tho
migrations of the descendants of that
earlier settlement along tho shores of
Massachusetts bay, first throughout New
i ngland, then to the middle and the far
West, often In the face of dangers, hard
ships and privations, the tide of emigra
tion went steadily on, until hundreds of
thousands of families and millions of peo
pit living In every pnrt of this land hav'
t'es of kinship to the early settlers In
Salem, Newbury, Ipswich, and other
"use old Essex towns of the Massa
( ti isetts bay colony. ,
The descendants of Richard Clarke,
farmer nnd weaver, of Rowley aro
numerous and widely scattered; but
with the advent of . his great-great-grandson,
Timothy Clarke, as one of
the first settlers of Grafton, Vt to
which ho came In 17fiS from Connecti
cut, this branc'i of tho family became
Identified with the history of this
Stato, in the service of which as a
noldlor at Hunker Hill, on expeditions
to Tlconderoga anJ Bennington, nnd
In the alarm of October 17, 17S0, grow
ing out of the burning of Royalton bv
the Indians, he set a worthy example.
ALBERT BORN IN GRANVILLE.
Albert Clarke, horn In Granville on
October 13, 1S40, was the rent-grand-son
of this pioneer and revolutionary
soldier, and wns descended on his
mother's side, from John Woodbury of
Solom, .who was sent by Governor En
dlcott on a moBsago to England; and
two, at least, of her ancestors served
In the Worcester county regiment in
the War for Independence, ono with
tho rank of captain.
Passing his boyhood on a farm in
Ttochester, ho was sraduated in 1SD9
from Barre Academy, then and taore
fter, for thirty years, under tho prln
rlpalshlp of Jacob fi. Spauldlng, of
Messed memory to many of us.
As a young lawyer In Montpcller,
the call ratno to him as to so mnny
thousands of others, to take up arms
for his country. You know with what
fidelity and gallantry that duty was
Proud, Indeed, is the lecoid of Vermont
111 that great war. Her population In U60
wns 3ir.,( ns men, women nnd children,
with f.0,7Ui men subject to military duty.
She (-em Into the armies of the union
3S;12 men, of whom more then 5,000 wem
killed in action or died In the field of
wounds nnd disease; but the sacrifice, tho
heroism, the patriotism of those times,
no mere figures can express, nor can
tonguo or pen ever glvo them tlndr full
meed of praise.
Enlisting here In Company I of the
13th Vermont, one of tin five leglnients
mined In the fall of IV,.', in response to
the call for .ToO.000 volunteers, he became
successively sergeant and orderly ser
geant of his company, and later was
promoted In the field to-first lieutenant
of Company O In the same regiment. The
service of these troops was bilef, ns
measured in years; but their value to
tho nation was Inestimable, for to them
and him eamo that great opportunity
which the chance of war sometimes
bestows. Stannard's Vermont Brigade,
best known now and c.vcr by the name
of Its Intrepid and gallant commander,
had been for weary months on Interior
lines In Virginia, with that winter camp
nt Wolf Run Shoals, and even the com
ing of spring, with Its momentous battle
vf Chaiiccllirsvllle, had found It still
raiting the call to action, nnd tho term
f enlist inr-ni wns nearly ended.
iTlien i. ime the opportunity, and with
tlir - iddenuess which only alarm can
brlii" and the ahum wns nation-wide.
I'nr si ven dnys ami nights, Ihiough lnln
find beat, with ever inure iniM-nt Iiiim ,
this bilgade man hid mutl, in iln (
railroads, particularly In the matter of
forbidding the Issuance of free passes
and the then universal practice of rate
disci .initiations has been widely circu
lated and often quoted.
PROPHECY OF THINGS TO BE.
The bill In support of which he spoke
was entitled an act to prohibit railroads
and Me.imboat companies from gtantlng
free transportation to State olllcials and
other.", except upon the business of the
companies or hi exchange with other
companies. It Is Impossible now to read
his aignment without giving It plHie as
the last word on the subject, and hard
to believe, that It stands after all n only
a remarkable prophecy of things that
were to bo. 1 Imagine, however, he was
not surprised at the result, for at the
outset lie said he must In speaking "nec
essarily consume an hour of the Senate's
valuable time, and with no expectation of
overcoming the predetermination of nnv
man " The vote stood, yeas, !!; nays, .'".
I think In conversation, with me at
least, he more often referred to this pe
riod of his life than to any other, nnd
1 wish I might tiring to you something
of that warmth of enthusiasm with which
he dwelt upon his experiences durltit,
those years. Ills descriptions, and esti
mates of men long known to me, but
whom I had never met, and his graphic
accounts of political contests on the West
side of the State, echoes of which had
come over the mountains In my boyhood,
made an evening passed In his company
a thing long to bo remi inhered.
He first removed to Massachusetts in
IfvSl, and with the exception of three
years In Rutland as editor of the Herald,
during the remainder of his life main
tained his residence In that common
wealth. There he engaged In business and In edi
torial work, iiotahb on the Boston Daily
Advertiser, and later was assistant to the
president of the Huston ,t Ixiwell rail
road WITH HOME .MARKET CLUB.
In lSS he was elected secretary of the
Homo Market club of Boston, which place
he held by annual election for years,
or up to the 'line of his death. Of all his
numerous positions his name will
I probably be longest associated with
i this organization. He became a lecog
nized and acknowledged national author-
Ity lu all matteis connected with the tar
iff nnd the protective policy. In 1S9S he
was appointed by President McKlnley a
member of the Culled States Industrial
commission, of which body he later be
came chairman, and edited Its valuable
and exhauMive repot t.
He represented the ninth Norfolk dis
trict, while a resident of Wellesley, In the
Massachusetts Leglslatuieh of liM, ISO"
and 1SDS; was chad man nnd member of
Important committees and the author of
much valuable legislation. It was a
source, of regret, more so I am Inclined
to believe to his f i lends than to him,
thnt his splendid talents did not find Held
ns a member of Congress.
Colonel Clarke'., life does not lend itself
to tho charm of rhetoric; he was not a
rhetorician, he dealt In farts. Me
thoroughly believed In th,. economic
theories he advocated, and so earnest was
bis championship of them that he beuinii
In tho public eye and mind their very
embodiment. Frequently called upon to
defend his beliefs In jol t debate be was
always fair and courteous In his argu
ments, but he never failed to bring to
the support of his cause an array of facts
and n power of speech which compelled
admiration. While he believed In and
advocated hut one side, he was willing
to meet the best the other could offer.
I well remember when he was preparing
for a Joint debate In a largo city, upon
the statement by bis adversary that the
subject lu preparation was proving some
what perplexing, be gladly furnished
mnteilnl In older that be might have a
real contest on his hands when they
He was widely lend and accurately In
formed on a great variety of topics and
Ills enrly training gave him the greatest
faculty of clear and convincing ex
pression. In a life of millions toll, with
little of the holiday in It, he did much
work, nnd It has lxsn estimated that his
collected writings would till forty volumes
of three hundred pages each.
SOUGHT IN PARTY COUNCILS.
His life wns full of efforts for others
and good deeds done for others. It was
not lived to himself alone. With Inllnlte
patience he bore great affliction and In
the face of disappointments maintained a
spirit of courage and good cheer.
DEEP LOVE FOR VERMONT.
His love for his native State was deep
nnd lifelong. IMd ever the call come from
you for his services that he did not obey
the summons? Time after time he came
back to these bills and valleys, and his
collected wtitlngs will show the depth
of his historical research and the per
manent contribution he has made to
Vermont's history. It was his hope that
he might spend here tho declining years
of his life.
The circumstances of his death werj
pecull.iily sad. Looking forward to at
tending the reunion of his regiment, on
which occasion he was to deliver the ad
diess at the dedication of a soldiers'
monument nt Hlghgate, he was seized
suddenly on the morning of that day
with Illness and died at Hlghgate Center
on J i ly hi. 1011.
May this portrait, which so faithfully
depicts his face and form, Inspire the
mnny generations who will look upon It
with something of his Indomitable spirit,
and bring to them the desire to emulate
his character as a citizen and a man. So
may the sons of Vermont acquit them
selves In life's battles, whether their lot
be cast within or without her borders,
that they may ever reinforce her far
Hung line of Influence nnd power, and at
the end be ns worthy her gratitude and
QCMATC QCMil? IK C
JLI1HIL iJUiuu no
TAX BILLTO HOUSE
Passes Amended Measure by a
Vote of 17 to 12 Debate
(Continued from pnsrc one.)
S, :02-Concernlng the Montpcller,
Wells River and Barre Branch railroads.
PASSED UNDER SUSPENSION OF
II. S17. Extending time for performanco
ot certain duties by the commissioner or
PASSED IN CONCURRENCE.
H. 27 Relating to salaries of state's:
II. .111. Providing for the teaching of
agriculture, tho manual arts and do
H. 4oG. Relntlng to the punishment of
murder, (in to fi.)
II. 472. dilating to village of Essox
HOUSE AMENDMKNT CONCURRED
S Relating to gtadn crossing at
On motion of Mr. Dyer of Addls-on the
F. D. A.BERNETHY
W. ALLEN td CO.
Final Sweeping Reduction Sale
All merchandise included in our
annual clearance sale at onces to ensure
a quick and effective clearance m
Silks and Woolen Dress Goods.
GRAIN AND PilODUO
New York J
FLOUR-Steady. Receipts, K.m,
WHEAT Easy. Futures en?v
the cables and the weather r,il
i covering, but again declined on po
ftntes ami liberal recelnts. clnsliiff V
lower, May Wkv.'J 7-iw, cioseii,
I July closed S7',V. Receipts, V ti
i ments, 53,(1".
t A "15 n,,it. ........ I... .. I.'. .,,,1
J o v ill-., ii'.-tijin, w,vw oni
CORN l it mi receipts, e;,"0j,
ments, 2: ,!.
HI. OAR Raw steady, Muscovnf
centrifugal, JUS; molasses, 2.73,
potatoes and cabkaoes-
SUPPORT FACTORY INSPECTION
Spirited lleiirlna; before .Henntr Com
inltlecs ItrprcHentnf It e llowlpy
Kiplnlli Purpose of Hill,
Ills acquaintanceship and Intlmato
personal relations with leading men
of the nation were lnrgo, and ho en
Joyed to a remarkable degree tho con
fldonco of all, regardless of party or
beliefs. Frequently called Into Win
feroiicn with leaders of tho party and
with representatives of largest busi
ness affairs, ho brought on stnh occa
sions to Hie councils a ripe Judgment
nnd an Intelligent expression of his
position and leason therefor.
Of most notable bearing and ap
pearance of llstlnctlon,' he had that
kindliness anil gentility of manner
wlili h mailo lii m a delightful compan
ion. We Vormontors of Hoston, who
were privileged to meet him often III
that asHorlatlon In willed ho took such
mint Irterest, miss him sadly from
our i ii til: h He bad Ithnl, a deep
. , , i ii i ,,l I I I III S' I iptl'OI foi
Montpcller, Jan ZZ. The factory Inspec
tion bill ias considered this afternoon at
a spirited hearing before the Senate com
mittees on public health and immigration
and labor. Mr Howlej, the Inttoducer of
the bill, pvpi.iliiril Its reason and purposo
to tho committee Artln.r J. Cayo of IJur
llngton told of the need for such a meas
ure and conveyed to the commlttues the
earnest desire of the organized workmen
of hlb city for some law of this kind
anil tti'-ii satisfaction with the bill In
question. The Rev. C. C. Wilson of tiur
llnglon uri'td thr Importance of tho bill
and salt', it was endorsed by the social
o.-yai izatlon of his denomination. Tho
Hon. W. A. Lord of Montpoller urged tho
keeping of party pkdges where the public
welt,ue,wlll not clearly be prejudiced by
Hosrli A. Jones of the Jones Brother.'
(lianlte company of Barre said he would
not oppose the bill if, when It was passeil,
it cintalned .iinendmer.ts nllowlng tin
implojeis to appeal. Alexander Ironsides,
John Bishop and other labor men on
Montpcller -nd Barr spoke.
This factory Inspection bill (H. 230)
goes on the theory that If It is well
to have laws regulating working con
ditions and governing the relations
of employer and employe, It Is desir
able to have some special means of
putting thi'se in force. The bill has
been pressol to fulfill the pledge In
the republican platform, and was put
through the House by republican
votes, other parties being tied on tho
question of its passage. The refer
ence in the platform on which rellaticn
is placed leads: "State inspection of
factories and places of employment Is
needed to Insure the proper enforce
ment of laws intended to safeguard
those who labor"
SHREWSBURY WOMAN IS
FOUND DEAD IN BED
Shrewsbury. Jan. i:n.-Mrs. lieorge W.
Swan, for over if. years a resident of this
town, was found dead In bed this morning
nt her homo of heart disease, ytra. Swan
wos 77 years old, She had been 111 a few
days ago with acute Indigestion hut was
about tlie house yesterday and retired
last evening aj elsht o'clock feeling well.
That anything was wrong with the aged
woman was not known until seven o'clock
this morning when members of tho family
went lo call her for breakfast Life hail
then apparently been extinct for several
The funeral will bo held at 2:30 o'clock
Thursday afternoon at the church In
Plymouth Union, her native town, the body
being taken then by team after prayers
at the lesldeiKc at 11:30 o'clock Thurs-
day morning. .Mis. Swan's maiden name
was Augusta Ward. She was married
in Plymouth, Union and lived all of her
life there until moving to Shrewsbury.
The House wns called to order by the
speaker. Devotional exercises were con
ducted by the chaplain.
II. 5J4. IJy coinuutlee on ways and
means, an act relntlng to the rate of
taxes assessed on railroad property. Rail
roads operated wholly or In part by
steam, located wholly or In part within
this State, assessed one and one-half
per cent, ot appraised value, payable
heml-annu.illy; otherwise operated by
steam, one and one-fourth per cent, in
effect from its passage. Read twice, and
ordered to lie and be prlntedi
II. ."2,". Uy committee on corporation,
substitute for 11. 413, to incorporate tho
Southern Vermont Light and Power com
pany. Ordered to lie and be printed.
READ THIRD TIM E AND PASSED
H. KS. An act incorporating the Cas
c.uliiHc Savings It ink and Trust company
of South Royalton.
R ICCON S I D i: It A T ION P E F U S E D.
H V'J. To rrgulati sanitation of bar
ber shops. Mr. T.ift of Townshend movul
to reconsider the vote refusing a third
SPE( IAL OIIDE1.
Article 11. Relntlng to approving, .sign
ing or vetoing of bills. M Billings ob
jected to the adoption In concurrence. Mr
Miller of Bethel bad hoped the committee
might have recommended the adoption of
nil the articles, that they mlcht be
to the people for appioval or dls-
appioval. Mr. Billings believed the passage!
would greatly weaken the power of the
governor, citing the three last yea and
nay votes taken at the session of l!R
Mr Ryder of Rockingham favored tho
amendment, ns In the main It strength
ened the hands of the novernor. Mr
Weeks of Mlddlebiiry, chairman of the
special committee, raid the committee
preferred the present law, but was not
wholly unanimous. Personally, ho favored
Its passage. Mr. Jose of Johnson believed
the people should decide constitutional
questions, hence he favored giving them
opportunity. Mr. Hapgood of Peru favor
ed It. Adopted in concurrence; yeas 174,
THIRD READIN4 ORDERED.
II, 4T5. An ac to prevent the spread of
certain Infectious diseases. Mr. Watson
of St. Albans city called attention to the
danger from venereal diseases prevalent
In Vetmont and spi ending even Into the
niral districts of the State. An enormous
per cent, of Insane cases and many
opi rations upon women In hospitals are
due to this scourge. All reports made
under this bill will be by number and
names will be kept secret. He favored
Mr. Mlllir of Bethel fnvored the bill.
Mr. Coburu of Milton said that syphilis
was a greater scourge than diphtheria and
favored the bill.
Mr. Weeks of Mlddleoury spoke of the
merits of the hill, saying that th outside
world had little Idea of the danger of
these diseases which he considers next to
that of leprosy.
Mr. Comings of Rlchford thought this
subject had been hushed up too long and
favored the bill. Mr. Ilitlett of Rutland
city called attention to the ravages of
these diseases which are facts of history
and he favored the bill.
Mr. Martin of Bennington thought the
bill would benefit both the large and the
Mr. Thomas of Salisbury advocated the
bill. Mr. Jose of Johnson H'garded these
diseases as one of the gieatest curses
of civilization. Mr Flynu of Dorset
thought tho bill was In the Interest of
humanity, Mr. Wild of Berkshire favored
the bill. It was ordered to a third read
ing by an unanimous vote,
READ THIRD TIME AND PASSED IN
S. lt!.-Relating to furnishing railway
fare to discharged convicts.
ORDERED TO LIE.
S. IM-Relatlng to the Issues of bonds
and notes In cities, towns and Incorporat
ed villages. Mr. Jose of Johnson opposed,
and on his motion the bill was ordered to
The House voted on motion of Mr.
Foote of Cornwall, that when tho House
adjourn this afternoon it be to meet at
7:3u o'clock this evening On motion of
Mr. Watson of St, Albans, tho Housa
adjourned at 11 :DTi o'clock.
SIC.NED BY THE OOVBRNOR,
II. 273 An act to amend suction CiV) of
tho public statutes, relating to tho fees
of keepers of JailB.
II. 143-An act to empower the trustees
of thn village of Old Bennington to make
cortuln public Improvements and to Issue
bonds lu payment therefor.
II. 473-An act to amend section 17 of
No. 174 of the nets of lfA relating to tho
charter of the village of Chester.
II. 470 -An act to pay J- r- Mnnn th
sum therein nnmed.
II. ItJI-An act to enable the city coun
cil of the city of St Albans to issue nego
liable warrants of the city for the purpose
field of Uultysbuii,', and Uuutunanl Cluiku J Itistuncij, of hlu expoi iuiicos in thu j ulli tir.
New York State's death into for 1915,
li.H por thousand population, was the
lowest ever shown In the State. Accord
ing to statistics for 1311, these flrures In
dicate a saving of over fi.OOO lives. The
i.ite for l!is was lfi.3 and that for 1901, 18.
I hi highest inoitullt1. was lu the irsrl
IMrh t, and thu lowest In the south
THIRD READ1NC ORDERKU.
ISl.-To prevent the u' of mlbllc
fooltinltm no rnllrnnd rights Ot e
S. 1SS.-TO extend the time for building
ii Swantop and Albnrg railway
S Pin. To Iteorpoiale the Second Ion
UicBiitioual uociuty ut Urool'tlel
Sharp reductions have been made on all silks and woolens
which have teen included in our clearance sale, and in order
to close out the balance quickly prices have been made without
thought of real worth or cost of manufacture.
Shower Proof Foulard Silks 39 Cents.
Also novelty effects and plain colored taffetas, including
short lengths, actual values 75 cents and $1.00.
Great Lot of Silks at 50 Cents.
Und er this heading will be offered a quantity of plain
and novelty messalines, foulards. Haskell plain and fancy taf
fetas, also the balance of short lengths, formerly selling at
$1.00 ,W$1.50 per yard.
D ress oolens at 39 Cents
including plain and novelty effects, suitings, plaids, serges, silk
and wool crepes. 42 to 48 inches wide. Also short lengths of
various kinds regularly sellini at 75 cents and $1.00.
Press Voolens at 68 Cents Per Yard.
A great lot of finest wool suitings. Sheer voiles, Pana
ma cloth, serges, fancy weaves and suitings, incluJing black, 44
to 54 inches wide, formerly selling at $1.25, $1.50, $1.75 and
One Great Lot of
Washable Fab rics at 9 Cents.
including everything in short lengths, sheer voiles, messalines,
dimities, muslins, ginghams, flannels and white materials,
lengths from 2 to 10 yards, actual value 15 cents to 50 cents.
At 15 Cents Per Yard.
One lot popular materials, such as voile, silk mesaline,
poplin, dimities an J white fabrics which have been selling at
25 and 35 cents.
At 19 Cents Per Yard.
Bordered batiste, French voile, kimono silks, silk benga
!ine, Scotch ginghams, Scotch flannel, etc.. actual values up to
50 cents. Other lots marked for quick clearance.
Women s Tailored Suits at $5.75.
lMade of fine serges, diagonals and novelties, formerly
selling at $15.00 and $25.00.
Tail ored Suits at $12.50
The bal ance of the suits which have been selling at $22.50
Heavy Winter Coats at $7.50.
Attractive models regularly selling at $17.50 to $22.50.
Wool Dresses at $5.75.
The re are just 10 of these smart dresses of fine serges and
cheviots s elling regularly at $10.50 and $16.50.
Velvet Dresses at $12.50.
The balance of the season's stock of velveteen and cordu
roy dre?ses, regular prices $27.50 and $35.00.
Evening Coats and Wraps $8.75, $17.50 and $19.00
The balance of fine evening coats and wraps that were
$15.00, $25.00. $28.50 and $37.50.
Among tke most interesting values
this store ever hacl will be iound in the
muslin underwear department, M anu
f acturer s sample garments at about one
fourth their actual worth.
Undermuslins, Sample Garments.
There are just 258 garments, consisting of manufacturer's
samples, including gowns, combination corset cover and draw
ers, skirts and drawers, all fresh, new goods, priced for quick
clearance at about one-fourth the rightful selling prices.
Gowns at 75 Cents, $1.25. $1.50 and $2,00,
actual value $2.75 to $7.00.
Combination Garments at 98 Cents, $1.25, 1.48
actual worth $3.00 to 7.00.
Skirts at 38 Cents, 58 Cents, $1.25 and 1.75
usual price $1.25 to $6.00.
Drawers at 38, 48. 58 and 68 Cents,
actual values $1.19 to $2.50.
Corsets at $1.50.
Broken lines to be discontinued, all good makes, usually
selling at $2.00 and $3.00.
Kimonos and Dressjng Sacques.
at greatly reduced prices.
t ttt r. m n ,v a n -tt- t-i
New York, .!
HfoXH ll.ii.vti S3; hulls. SI .'fifi.W,
llnps, M.iV'i-I.M rmn S ifi.:3, i
beet ateady, native side?, 9'tC t
Texas, 8V2TIlfK'i ExpoitP, 37 cattle
n i- ,mi, , iiiiif.rH iiii(.n;i n ifpi I . vnfiiu.. v
culls. f.-(,s..V, barnj,, d cjUVcr,
ycnrllniss, I.S(Vu6.ifi: dressed calves !
cltl flrrQtrl ..! 11. It... -
8HBBP AND t.A.MDS- Recemt.
stentiy: neep, H.SrfiK.m ,1,., i
lambs, JSfr9.r0; culls, fVff 7 'O vca
HUHh-Reecipts, 7,Jli sie.ulv a'
ri.wi i noiniH p.iu'ii' , .
Hpnrni clears, 3 75 t winter i
X,"Mttt.fi7, winter stt ..lights, .
winter clears, HXiKt.: ! ansas ir
CORN'-MEAI, AND OATMKA f-
mf.il, biiK meal, 11 10 Kr-ir
J2.4:i: bo ted. o.ittnea n) i? J
I $4.40: rye flour In wood, t1.!"f)4 15,
flour. $3.80; rye meal, i? .&
. Uli.i -.r loui. pni, .no. . ytiiti'
ffij5c, yellow, 3sc; for rhlpmrnts
yellow, .Vi6lc: vell'iw, oSnW-c
OATS Car lets, spot, No. 1 c
white, 41'4o; No. 2 clipped white,
No. .1 clipped white, 10c For ship
fancv. 40 ths.. 41'ff4!Ur 1'nncv. .t tha
t(41c; repnilar 3 lbs.. 4ilfi'Kl2C, repn
HAY AND STRAW liny, choice.
'nCT. ro. 1 nndt-. VI i ti ?. irrar
fnB.sn; No. 3, lZJVti !i.t. S'oi k feed
MIM.KEKU-.MI1I shlpne t s
hrnn. tM.aVfrai.TT,: winter iran STT.7
middlings, $24.25SC5. mixed feed
IS; red do(f, $25 oO; cottonseed meil,
fr33; linseed meal $31 ,V; iten feed
hominy feed, 25 16, stock feed r2S
PORK PRODUCTSriBtjks and
cuts, $23.26; medium, $22.7&'g3. Ions
$23.50, raw leaf lard. 13c rendered
FRESH MEATS Reef extra sides
rntv. .,11,1 H.lf,re t.fllt lml. 1-
&f?10c! veals, fnnev. 14Tlii medium
13c; ordinary, lotillc
POVbTRY Northern fowl lnrB
19c: medium, 15'al7c, roast rs, 20
wtislrn fowl, lartre. l71?lKc. mpilliim
ISc, western chickens, lartre lMIOc,
live, 14i1fli;c. turkeys, western ch
X1512.jcl souab. 4T7f doz.. western dl
choice, lVfi20o, ReeSB, 1lWl6e
extras, JT31c; western extras,
WMtern firsts, 2fjC7e, storase, yU.
iikah uar lots, pea nean,
K,, M, 1 i JjITi .W mirilxm P
VAiinw tvn. i..i.v.i'" m rpn uinnev. r
J.70; No. 2. $':.Rmii3., California s
white. $3 liXQSjft. foreign pea bwins,
UZ.W, uma neans, b'iiC in,, jod
prices, 10ii16c mi. above car lots
iPTH TT nnlHttMnc fnnev 1 1 or.
o, 1 x.'n-3; .o. 3, i.iui.ii; coin sio
Baldwins, $2.yvg3; Uubbardstons, $
2.26; GreeniliKS, $2frC.eO; Northern
$i5?2.7S: Kinss, J2.1W33B0; Starks, 51
2.3.1; Tolman Sweets. $l.Wy&B.D0; Pi
Sweets, jsaa; lien Davis, n.iwrs; wes
box apple."", $lif?2.2S.
ruiA n Kf AroosiooK ana .11 ne '
tral, $1.601.75 per 2 bu. bit.; sweats
sey, $U&ffl.3 bskt.
KRUIT Florida oranges, $l.WHf. 75
California navels, $1 .Vc,)i Indian
$3i(3.50; tannerinos, 52 3W3 2S ui api
$l.Mtffl bx.; cranberries, K'SQ oh)
C&Vff-S crt.; strawberries, r.SIV bx
Re.ined .sugars steady, pranulaterl
tine belnc uuoted ns a hrls at 4 .
lm-libl. lots and 4 75c for 20 bbH
CIIICAOO PRODITOK M RM-T
WHEAT May Me, July r- 3
CORN May fi2c. July i& p'
OATS May 34',c. ,1 uy 'V. S
PROVISIONS: PORK M.n f'S.f
f .ARD May flO.17
$l0.1.'i5; ribs, $1.,V310.25.
I7RAIN STATISTIC S
Clearances. Wheat nnd flour equal
acii 1.11 4j.i..i .1 yc.tr iiuii r.t,uma
..no, Jill Mr.1 n.lta r.-ir tioi 51
COTTON SPOT AND Kl TI RES.
(juieti mliitllinp upland, UO nU
gulf, U.2T; Hairs, MO bal h
,-. nt. inilfAii n nu..l Tut Ml'') At.
12.2H; May, 12.10; July. 11 !. Oct. V ,1
HOSTON R UTTER M it KPT
36c; western. 3l&ixrr.
CHEESE Steady N Y twins,
lHc; good, 17(ijlSc
Llituutivr in ciiuiinci cc i,iuii mini, hi
of commission merchants to dealers,
Vermont and New H.impshiro extra
Jlirilll I,lt-M. .,.l..-. I UM-l. UY1. Illlllll
weJuht, offered at 34 cents
S. 2U0. 1'n incorporate St. Mlchaol's Col
UK. READ THIRD TIME AND PASSED IN
K 1M. Relating to thn abollslilnn of
the Krude crot-sltiB nt Hrldgo street In
the village of Rruttleboro, Mr Cook of
Lyndon moved to amend by rhatiKltiR
the date when It shall vtake effect to
Muron 1, IMJ. Mr. Donnelly ot Vrenno'
Claimed such an amendment discredited
the piesont board of public service, Mr.
Cook disclaimed unfairness and said that
the chairman of the commission bnd al
ready expressed his opinion In the mat
ter. The amendment was carried, yeas, SI;
nays, 7&. On the pa-ssami of th Mil, Mr.
Cook asked for thn yens nnd nays, Yeas,
112. nays, Mr HIIIIiiks of Woodblock
(Coutlnued on paae 5.)
SCHOOL HOYS STAR PRINCIPAL
Hnttlnl.1, Ark.. Jan 21 J C Hob
liner, principal of the loml s, hoi
was stabbed nnd probably futallv
jureu ny uiree scnool tiovs here t
da. The boys, K O M irrow n
U., his brother. 13 years fid. ,md Shi
by Lebow, aped 1H, were arrestt
Thn youiiKor Morrow boy hud be
oxpnlled from school nnd when ho r
turned to-ilny was ,ov h re 1 awm
tne principal, i iu tureo im to
.ttacktd Hohvlmer with knives.