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When .vou want anything. aHertisu
In the new special column of this
paper. Some bargains aro offored
there this week which It will pay you
to read about. See page two. This
paper has more than 25.000 readers
every week and one cent a word will
reach them all.
The man who Insisted that equal
rights would Involve not only the sur-frag-e
hut tho removal of women's lints
In church so he could see the preacher,
may have un-bulllcd better than he
President-elect Polncnrc of France
Is being praised by all classes of the
French people, regardless of political
affiliation. Somebody ought to Jump
up now and demand genuine self ruin
by the people of France Instead of by
the French Parliament.
The government of Colombln Is said
to expect a friendly settlement of the
Panama question with the United
States. Certainly Uncle Sam can af
ford to be generous, all things and
circumstances In connection with our
acquisition of the Panama canal none
The democrats in Congress were
wise lii eliminating from tho postal
appropriation bill the provision revok
ing President Tnft's executive order
putting fourth class postmasters, as
sistant postmasters and various other
graJes of postal employes under the
civil service rules. People are more
nn.l more demanllng the operation of
business principles in placo of tho
sway of politics In public Fervlce, and
this departure Is dearly a step In ad-
jli death at the ripe nge of elsht
sevtn of Mrs Julia C It. Dorr of Hut
land removes the noble womnn who
was recognized In the literary world
its Vermont's most gifted poetess. Jf
she had been less a poet, she might
have become more famous as an au
thor of prnso, especially as a novelist,
for in her ealler life she wrote a num
ber of works of llctlon that won wide
spread recognition for her as a bril
liant novelist. As years went by Mrs.
Dorr was moved morn anil more by the
inspiration of tho muse, and in the
course of time her beautiful senti
ments came to find expression prin
cipally In poetic form. Mrs. Dorr's
"Poem," "Afternoon Songs," and other
pootlo works breathe the sweet
Hplrit which animated her and
reflect her unflagging love of Vermont
as well as the beautiful homo life
which characterized her as a wife and
as a mother.
new rossniiMTins I'nit .MAiim.r..
The question what to do with tho
enormous quantities of wuMe In con
nection with quarries In tho inarblo
and granite quarries of Vermont Is
gradually being solved, and wasto-no-called
may become a very valuable
by-product. It Is announced that a
company capitalized at $ 7 r , 0 0 0 and
composed of Connecticut men has
leased the "Hog's Hack" In West
Stockbrldge, Mass., through which
luns an extensive vein of marble, and
will establish an extensive plant for
the grinding and marketing of marble
dust In largo quantities to tho build
ing trade. The plant will be expected
to turn out 150 barrels of marble dust
a day at tho outset and will employ
It Is a well known fact that In many
sections of Vermont tho marble de
posits aro useless for purposes of
quarrying on account of numerous
seams and other defects, but thoro
would seem to be no good reason why
such deposits should not bo available
for tho manufacture of marblo dust,
which In these days of extenslvo use
of artificial stone, must rapidly In
creaBO in popularity
If this should prove to bo tho case,
the marblo deposits of Vermont would
be practically Inexhaustible The ex
tent of Vermont's deposits of marble
Is emphasized In u bulletin JUHt Issued
A Vermont Demonstration of tho Benefits of a Protective Tariff
Now' Hint Hit- iintionnl r-nmpiuRn linn censed to figure na n
fne tor in discussion mid people are looking nt the question of
tariff revision from a luisiuess point of view, it is possible to
study Hie (picslioii of protection from a non-partisan standpoint
mi -1 use data provided without any thought of shaping political
sentiment or gelling voles.
Moreover, we enii do all this in the light of an industry
which contributes to Hie prosperity of Vinooski and Burlington.
Tlie posijiou of tho champion of protection of American
industry is that without this influence cheap foreign labor is able
to cut into our trade and displace the American laborer as well
as the American manufacturer. It has been held, for example,
that the protection of American woolen manufacturers not only
helps the American farmer who sells wool but also the people
who maiiiifaclure il, Ibis class including Hie manufacturers as
well as the thousands of employes seattereti throughout the
Statements regarding the woolen industry in Great Britain
would naturally not be made for the purpose of blocking our
.lemocralic friends in Congress, and frank admissions at this
particular time as to republican protective tariffs can not be
reirarded as other than sincere. Here for example is what the
London Statist says in part regarding the effect of American
protective tariffs and the woolen industry in one section of
"The fact of Dr. Woodrow Wilson being elected last Novem
ber to occupy the presidential chair for the next three years has
naturally given every satisfaction to English, and for that matter
European, manufacturers, and they regard the circumstance as
being the forerunner of a revision of the famous schedule K.
"We need not waste any time in looking back at the mag
nificent Ira le which Yorkshire manufacturers and shitmimr
houses did with the I'nited States under the favorable tariffs
previous to the .McKinley, airl also during the davs of the Wilson
"Since the middle of 1S..7 West Hiding firms have had to
scale a very hiy.li wall, and il is in perfect order to say that
the trade which l.rndfnr.I and Iluddersfield manufacturers are
doing to-day with firms across the Atlantic is but a mere
bagatelle compared with previous times.
"No doubl the imposition of high duties to a large extent
locked the door in the face of European shipments, and the
prospect of lower duties has naturally given rise to brighter
views regarding the future of trade.
"It is a well-known fact that the I'nited States was once
Bradford's best market, and lo be almost completely ousted
under the late Dintrley and the present Payne bills has been an
experience which, to say the least, has gone down badly with
West Biding manufacturers. Still the average Vorkshireinan is
not. the man to (brow up the sponge because be cannot get all
his own way. and very few indeed are contemplating doing any
thing like the trade with the I'nited Stales which they once did."
This testimony, which if pre.judicc:i at all is manifestly
airninst any policy which would help promote American manu
facturers in competition with those of (ireat Britain, must be
accepted as an unconscious tribute to the effectiveness of the
republican policy of protection of American industries.
This Entrlish newspaper of high standing says that the
British woolen manufacturers had splendid markets in the I'nited
States until republican tariff hills shut them out, and that since
the McKinley tariff went into effect the American people have
been mantifaetur ing their own woolens.
That is precisely the effect claimed for the republican
protective tariff bills by the champions of this policy for the
benefit of American industries, and the Statist has mure than
vindicated the position of the policies of republican congresses.
If now we change from the particular statement retrardintr
the effect of protection upon woolens and apply the same illus
tration to American industries in general, we shall have in the
aggregate ii tremendous argument in favor of the continuation
of the national policies of the Republican party.
But somebody may say that the present high prices have
revolutionized the situation regarding the benefits of protection
and that we now need foreign products to cut down the cost
of liviug. Let us consider the situation with reference to this
particular J'aelor in the situation. The London Statist says:
"The prospect of a revision of schedule K no doubt
would have appealed more powerfully to West Hiding manu
facturers if they had been hard put to it to keep their
machinery running. At the time the American market was
closed they felt their position very acutely, but the oil saw
that necessity is the mother of invention proved to be true.
No doubt the world is calling for much larger supply of
the manufactured article, and those working up the raw
material have risen to the occasion. We have intimate ac
quaintance with practically every branch of the textile in
dustry of the West Witling, and can truthfully say that all
spinners an I manufacturers alike seem to have quite enough
to do, a good many being at the moment uncomfortably busy.
"If Yorkshire manufacturers can obtain access to the
American market, they will no doubt do their utmost to
obtain a fair slice of trade, but if present conditions continue
they are not likely to make extraordinary efforts to do this.
"The, certainly will not .sell unless they can command
a larger margin of profit than when the big American trade
was done under the more favorable tariffs preious to 1800,
and during the Wilson-Gorman tariff of t.S!).")-!)7."
In other words the labor situation in England has been such
that British manufacturers have been driven to fill their own
orders, and prices have risen so thai they have increased wages.
On this point the Statist says:
For instance, four or five years ago fillers and minders
could be obtained at lis per week, wheras to-day they are
getting 14s. Even in worsted spinning rooms, girls are re
ceiving something like -is per head more than they used to;
in fact workers' wages have all been advanced, and yet
the demand is greater than the supply. It can. therefore,
be said thai Hie whole of the West Willing is to-day simply
waiting to see what American Senate will do with schedule
K. American orders will be welcome, but they will have to
take their turn."'
If we were lo make the importation of woolen goods absolute
ly free does any business man imagine for a moment that in
the light of the showing made by the Loudon Statist we would
get woolen goods much cheaper than tit present ,'
On the contrary that .journal distinctly states that if the
British manufacturers were again to undertake to supply Ameri
can markets, they would insist upon a larger profit than they
Let us suppose now that we could secure a small reduction
by Inlying our woolen goods in England instead of in American
markets. Let us go a step further and assume that we could
.secure all necessities of life somewhat cheaper in England than
in this country. Putting this policy into general application
what would become of nil Hie manufactures in this country, and
what would our working men ami women do? Where "would
they get money with which to buy our farm products, and what
would our fanners do with their commodities.'
We thus have in a nutshell the whole tariff problem illustrat
ed from the point of view of both free trade and protection
as pictured by a free trade paper speaking of a protection
country, and all things considered further comment would seem
to be unnecessary.
According to the author of the bul
letin, T. Nelson Pale, the construction
al marbles of Vermont range from tlio
by the Geological Survey, .leallng with coarse whltolsh stones of South Dor
nll tho qunrrles In operation In Ihls'i'et and the milk-white and cienm-
marbles of Bennington, Itutlund and
Addison counties, us weU as the red
dish dolmlto marble quarried In Swan
ton and tho black inarblo secured on
Mi La Motto
the mottled marbles of OJieitn leak,
I'lttsford, I'roctor, and Brandon, and
tin- medium bluish-gray marbles of
tho Alhertson, Florentine, and True
Blue quarries. Those graphltlo inar-
Mch are particularly well-suited for
rock-faied construction In the soot
laden atmosphere of cities, whore
white marbles become streaked In a
very short time. They aro also much
In demand for electric switchboards
on account of their content ot graphite
and their lack of magnetite.
The range of marbles suitable for
Intel lor decoration Is very wide, In.
eluding tho various tinted Wont Rut
land marbles, the "Champlaln mar-
'r.lcs, the serpentine of Iloxbury, and
tho dark omcral 1 gteen cliromo mica
Bf lilnt of Shrewsbury.' The fine-grained
dolomle marbles of I'lttsford, nt pres
ent unused, from their line quartz
velnlng and thin bedding can hardly
be expected to furnish many largo
slabs, but are very well ndapted for
mosaic work and torrazzo.
Many of the marbles of Vermont
have been used In the construction In
whole or In part of noted buildings In
this country, including the Now York
public library, the entire group of
buildings of the Harvard Medical
School, the Metnorlnl Continental Hall
at Washington, the I'nited States Sen
ate offlco building at Washington, the
Chamber of Commerce building, New
York, and tho Wilson portrait statue
at Seattle, Wash., and the new union
station at Washington.
Whether the rapid Increase of til"
use of marble dust In the building
trades helps to make Vctmont's mar
blo depoplts moro valuable or not, cer
tain It Is that our marble Is destined
to go on figuring as one of the most
Important of our natural resources
and to remain a source of largo reve
nue for no small number of our people.
SWANTON PROUD OF SCHOOL
Forty Thousand Dollar Building
in Use This Week.
Description of lTp-to-f)ne Edifice find
History of mrlct frm .New
Hampshire Grants 1'rlnelpala
A medley of Inquiries Is arising as
to "Just when," and "how soon," our
legislators are likely to return to the
duties of private life. Far be It from
tin- FHEH PRESS to encourage any
premature retreat. Better an ndiled
month of legislative per dletn than
good laws left unenaeted or bad ones
unrepealed. If more time Is neecs
sary to accomplish their work well,
the lawmakers should take It.
(if course, they are very busy. A
great mass of Important suggestions
has been heaped upon them, and the
majority have been struggling man
fully with It. Their levotlon Is un
questioned. Their unflagging Indus
try cannot be denied. Hut are they
turning off the amount of Mulshed
product which their effort would seem
to warrant. And, again, If not, why
These are some of the human hin
drances wiht which the representa
tives are fon-eij to contend and even
these are not all.
1 tut If there Is anv reason w ly the
serious, well-intentioned element do
not run a better race with Father
Time, it would seem to lie their very
notlceal 1 unwillingness to take up
measures one b one and promptl,'
dispose of them. This was the way
the member from Wnhnrk sized it
up. He has been at .Moiitpeller so
many sessions that the State House
Is as familiar to him as his own cow
stable. He sat with his feet on a
plush chair onJ his head dangerously
near a radiator, the aroma of his rob
I Ipe pervading the atmosphere. After
deliberation he said: "Ever notice how
slow the cows rome out when they all
squeeze for the gate at once, and how
much quicker they empty that fl"l 1
when they -string along out. Now
we're nil trying to squeeze our bills
tbiougb tbls law-grinder ten nt a
Hme, and nobody says: 'After you,
1'ieni h.v ' The consumed Legislature
Is always a-bltlng off mnre'n it can
chew, and a-stralnlng at more'n it
inn swallow. That ain't fancy or
pretty-like but it's fact."
We are not saying that the member
from Wayback was right. Hut ngnlm
we are not saying that he was nut.
ritoM Tin: iiiiii:s poi.nt or view
While slstets and motheis
Are working to show
Our fathers and brothers
How little they know,
I would like to make clrar,
As win thy of note,
That the time's about near
For us babies to vote.
Long gone by are the day
When we cm be coaxed,
Or In nid-fnshioncd ways
He wheedled and hoaxed
Away w 1th the buttle!
And down with thu crib!
Let us hasten to throttlo
The go-cart and bb!
We must marshal our fights
As an oiganlzed band;
We must war for our rights
Hy sea and by land.
No more shall the nation
Heboid us supine;
As kings of creation
We sweep Into line.
There Is only one thorn
That gives us concern,
For, although we were born
With power to discern,
Vet the sad fact Is here,
Whene'er we speak out
Not a soul seems quite clear
Just what It's about.
Percy Shaw In the N. Y. American.
viuimont i'iti:mi:vr ih't-
(From the Harre Times.)
Nicholas Muiray Ilutler of New Yin I,
city may begin to think that Vermont
bus designs on him, us, following his ap
pointment by Oovernor Fletcher as a
member of the committee to recommend
a change In the State's educational sys
tem, (he Vermont members of the elec
toral college decided to cast their four
votes' for him for vlce-piesldent of the
I'nited Stntes-llm only votes he will get
from tho electoral college. However,
President Ilutler may rest assured that
Vermont has no purpose other than to
m:VAiin thu ijiixti.is uui,i..
(From the Kansas Fanner.)
A bull, no matter how gentle, should at
all times be handled with the Idea In the
mind that ho may at any time get mad
and hurt some one. The gentle bull, like
Hid unloaded gun, Is the animal which
usually does tho damage It Is well to
regard the bull as Just what he Is
trcacherous and unreliable. If you do
not you will some time be caught off your
guard and your life Insurance may have
matured Immediately. The bull should
be hanJled gently, but Ilrmly. Never
give him roason to believe, that he In
boss. Handlo him with tho Idea that in
a moment's notice you will he able to
aaaart your bosicaulB.
The town of Swnnton may well feel
proud of Its beautiful new public school
building which wna thrown open from
Inspection Saturday afternoon with an
oveiflow reception In the evening and
with doors opened to students, for the
Mm time this morn Inn.
It Is a brick structure 80x100 feet, three
stories high and basement and cost com
plete forty thousand dollars. The archi
tect was Frank U. Austin of UurlinKton,
and Is Is one of the best examples ot
modem school architecture of which Mr.
Austin makes a specialty. The style Is
simple nnd Imposing and striking for Its
generous lighting, the windows being a
feature by the liberal use of glass. The
window sills are Vermont marble anil
the hip roof In n uniform colored slate.
On the west side, facing Fhurch street,
a marblo panel Is Inscribed, "1RW IMbllc
The entrances nre on the ends of the
building, on the north for the boys and
on thu south for ,the girls nnd the vestl
bulis nre reached by cement walks, From
the foyer broad steps on the left lend
to th" basement and on the right an eav
rs takes one to the main corridor In
the center of the building. There ar
separate play rooms for the boys ami
girls In the ba-sement. The h"atlng plant
occupies the center flanked by big cold air
shafls. There Is a large general storo
room and a coal section sunlclent to hold
a ear's supply of luel. All floors are
cement. The toilet rooms are spacious,
well lighted and ventilated.
n tin llr-l floor nre the Hist, second,
third, fourth, fifth nnd sixth grades,
each room seated for forty pupils. F.very
grade has ample coat rooms with coat
liooks and rubber or overshoe rucks.
School loom" nnd coat rooms are reach
ed ,t de.red direct from the main cor
ildi r. IJaay landings bad to the second
floor coiridor identical with that on the
first Moor, on this Hoot the second and
eight grades occupy one loom seating
fin pupils. The (immerclal room Is ad
joining sealed for 3' pupils and the ninth
grade next seating l'i pupils, on the
othei vide of the eonldoi Is a tine blgb
school loom sealing M students. Thete
are two reiltatwn rooms off the high
uehool loom, a pilvate room for teach
ers at one uul of the (orildor and an
olflee for the superintendent at the olner.
As below ample tout room are provided
end all i cached direct from the corridor.
V bcu neidi,: the third floor can b.i
All rooms nn provided with mod.rn
disks sult.d lo the various grades and
thlie Is a libil'Al equipment of built-in
slate blackboards. On the tr.nehi.ni; floori
are toilets for the Instructors and sanl
tiny bubbling drinking fountains ale
found tbioahotit the building. The Moors
nre hare wood and the ceilings steel, ot
rliimle design. All wood work Is North
( aiolina pine devoid ot beading i r orna
mentation and finished nat'iral. The effect
is pleaslni,, the delicate corn color schemn
adOited for the ceilings harmonising
splcndidl. The whole place Is Inviting,
wlioiesonu and Inspiring.
Th. mias Dunn ot Saratoga Springs had
the contract against eight bidders and
tin committee bnv'ng affair In charge
speak In piaise of the satisfactory wav In
tthl.li the work has been pushed and
(arilid nut. M''. Punn began work In
June end linuhtd in January, a few days
abi ad of Unit .
The prlncipil t ('. II. ('ambi-idgc, a
;: : un t , of Tufts College and the teach
ins stall lousists of Miss MaigUMil"
I lilt wood. Mlddlebuiy College, Miss Kthel
Chamber!!!!. Mts. limma Tobln, .Miss
.elma Conduit, Miss W. Wllla Page, Miss
I.llzaheth Mi.lllg.in, Miss F.lsbeth Nelble.
Miss Pearl Hutteitleld, Miss Hlanch Pink
and Mlsn Ilstella lngcrsoll. William it.
t lossey, i graduate of the Johnson nor
mal school, Is superintendent of schools.
William Anderson Is Janitor.
The school board consists of J. 11.
Kldibr, mill superintendent for the Har
ney Marble company, shln';tnn Krcnan
I ''presenting the wist pari of the town
and C. P. Herrlek the east. Ceorge Ud
sille Is i lerk. The special building com
mittee to act with the scboiii board con
sisted of John P. Kiel and H. H. H"ehe.
On aciouut of familiarity with construc
tion work Mr. Kidder bad general charge
oi .letallb and was assisted by the mum
bets of the board and the special com
mittee, Mr. Itlrh and Mr. Heebe, who
deMited consldei.ihle time In wntchlni;
the piog.s of tin wmk, the latter vis
iting the seeni eveiy day.
The plot In which the new school build
ing stands consists "f two paicels of
land on Church street south of the old
Academy building, which was purchased
In of thu heirs of the Fnrrar and
In June, lldl, a special committee was
appointed consisting of K. H. Heche, A.
O. cbster, M. W. Barney, Ceorge Uil
sellu nnd Fred Webster to sic about tho
ndvlaabillty of surrendering the union
school t barter and adopting u town cen
tral school ,is provided for under lb
Vermont statutes. They reported a month
later and It was voted to surrender tlm
chaiter, to take cited Immediately and
feteps were taken by Investigation towards
building a schoolhouse. At the latt March
meeting estimates having been received
and Mr. Austin's plans favored thirty
H vi thousand dollars was voted for a
new school building. Finding this sum
was not sufficient for a thoroughly up.
lo-diite building, live thousand dollar
more was voted at a special meeting held
Just here a little school history may Ih
tlnnly. ruder the so-called New llumi
shire Cliants Oovernor Hinnlns Went
woitb, In 1IG.1, in a grant to Isaiah Good
rich ami k, other grantees of Swanton,
made provision feu education, certain
luuds being set apart tho proceeds o
which was tolie applied to furtherliiK
education. In 170T, at a March meeting,
a committee was appoints to divide the
town Into districts, with a trustee for each
district and a month later Isanc Aseltlne.
John Prutt, Ainasa Howe, Pr. ISIa Smith,
Joshua Cnlklns. Isroil lloblnfon and Asn
Lewis wi re elected trustees. These men
held olfleo year after year, new ones being
elected only In case of resignation or re
moval. In 181'.' there were 11 districts;
1W1-H; nnd in IMS, n districts. Miss
J.ydTa Hyde taught the Mrst school In
Swanton In lfcC3 on the west side of the
river In a Corn hoube owned hy Levi
Scott. A little later Miss I.ydla Dewey
taught a school In a shop belonging to
C'apt. Human Hopkins that stood whero
the Swanton Drug company store now Is.
Old rMionia Bhuw that Mr. HopkJiu
boarded throe teachers for one dollar a
The first school house erected In flwan
ton was In 1106 on the wcat fide of th
river opposite the present school building
Abandoned several years ago. ICdwdrd
roll was teaching there Is VT, nnd lrn
Hill In 1815 nsslstcd hy Miss Almlni Pom
roy. The attendance at that time wmi
100. The second school house win erected
In 181 on the site now occupied by" the
now Hplscopal Church. In IMS a brick
school building fating the mall, aa the
park was designated In those days, was
erected and known n tin. Humr,i.. rniio
Academy. 11. H. Htobblns was the first
principal and he was succeeded by th
Itev. A. J. Sarnaon and he by Samuel
In lVil the building was destroyed by
fire. Through tho efforts of Prof. Case
a more commodious bulldlni? un ii
In 1X62. I'hls Is still standing although
many thousands of dollars have been ex
pended on enlargements since then. The
front and main part of the building re
mains the same, hower Principals fol
lowed In this orders: Henry C. Adams,
Mr. McLaughlin, Calvin II. Htirlbut,
William C. Sanford and tho Rev. J, Jl,
Moore. The latter was assisted by hid
wife. J. C. S. Wells was next and then
Ayer, James and Hyde.
In January, 1W1, the graded school dis
trict was formed under an act of legis
lature, three grades being established,
primary, Intermediate and high school.
f 1lf,1 It'UB tl,A ..nl...1 . ... .1 .
. -i.... Ke- lllfll 'l lliv.l,l I llllUi:!
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v,,f siiiinn .ii I iillKeilieill ,11111 R iieiM
position wltti great credit for ten years.
Arti rwnnis lie was the head of the John
son school and later Mlddlebiiry graded
."-chool, Mr Mead was followed bv T. W.
' Huntington and then W. N Phelps, and
I Henry Hill, now of IlufTnlo, who has been
I State senator for Now York for several
terms. II. H. Chittenden succeeded Mr.
Hill and In the years he was here the
school reached high water inn 'It In at
tendance and standing. Ho was assisted
b.v Mrs. Chittenden. Mr Chittenden Is
now of Burlington and has been one ot
the faculty of the University of Vermont.
M. Harrow Chittenden, the well-known
'principal of the Hurllngtnn high s- hool,
i Is the son of H. H. Chittenden. Then
came Craves, Pinkhnm, Fair, Thomns,
Wilcox, Klbbey, onild and Cambridge,
which brings It down to the present time.
The first record of town superintendent
I of common schools occuis in 1M0 when
Warren Kobinscii was eppolnted. Then
came Charles Kleh. Jno. Harnv, the
itev. A. J. Samson, C. H. Hurlbut, W. C.
Sanfoid, the IIe. n. J. Moore and the
, Itev. J. Ii. Perry the latter serving from
1M7 to hi;.'. .Mi. Itkh was father of John
P. Itlch one of the present building com
mittee, the Itev. Mr. Peiry's parents
located In Hurlliigtnn when he was six
jears old. He was edinated there, grad
uated from the I'nlveislty ot Vermont
In 1S1T. I'eir entered thi mlnlstrv ami
' was pastor ot the Congregational Church
'nt Swanton 11 years. He was appointed
, professor of science and theology In Ober
! Mn College and afterwards succeeded Pro
I lessor Agas-slz In Harvard College.
tillf DSXREET 'S WBE. .LY
VERMONT TRADE REPORT
I Jteports to Hnnlstree't s for the week
1 show the warmer weather, which nas
j prevailed has had the effect of delaying
j tiade In seasonable clothing. Sales In
nun line are not what they generally
nre, although clearance sales have been
fairly well patronized. The sleighing of
the early part of the week anu one cold
nay gave promise of a large trade but
nt the dee of the week, wheels re
placed sleighs for travel. The season is
lemarkable for the continuance of high
temperatures. Further reports following
the closing of Inventories, reflect 191S
limb- was of good volume nnd the usual
dividend payments have placed addition
al money in cii dilation. Labor Is In do
mand generally and the manufacturer
eports that in w business L coming In
well Notably mming tne reports from
ti.e wholesale trade is that which comes
from the eunfuctionery trade, the year
tliowed n lare iuciease and the volume
' of business no.v on hand Is In excess of
! what It generally Is. Ilulldlng material
and supplies have moved well and tho
demand Is uniform for the period. He
ports from 12a cities In the i'nited Slates
for the yeir 1IM2 show hulldlm: work per
mitted was the largest on record, this,
however. Includes reports from placco
not previously reported, and a gain over
1911 Is also noted in comparison rlth
places previously reported. In this State
Indications point to considerable new
1 nulldlng for the new year Collections
Renernlly have been from fair to flow.
Two failures are reported for thu we-k.
; Ilurllngton reports in; permits for bul'.d
, Ing work were granted during the year
I Wi. with an approximate total expendl-
tare of CiM.l'ii. December showed twice
J as much work permitted as was noted
l in the month of November nnd tha last
I quarter of the year proved the largest In
Hollars. Reports from Itutland state la
bor' Is well employed nnd that the mantl
' facturlng plants have considerable busi
ness ahead. Itetnll trade Is only fairly
pood, St Albans manufacturers report
but few unemployed and retail business,
up to the middle of the week, showed
gains for the month over what was done
last yi-ar. Satisfactory conditions are re
ported among both the. manufacturing
interests and the retail trade at St.
Jnhnsbury. Montpcller and Harre report
business at the granite manufacturing
plants Is all that could be expected ful
fills period of the year. Paper mills at
Hellows Falls aie well employed. Labor Is
, fully employed at Hrattleboro and the
general condition of trade and manu
j facture nt llennlngton Is reported but lie
! tie changed from previous reports.
The annual banquet of the 1
County Fish nnd Game Leaguo
be. hold nt the Ilardwell Hous
Kdgnr K. Oabree of Oergia, a
or, lum filed a petition In ban!
giving liabilities of M1G and assets
nil claimed exempt
Three Vermont cities nro blddl
the: State teachers' convention
ifuriingion, .Monincucr anu I
would llko to entertain tha teni
Joseph II. Needham, n veteran
Civil War. died at his home nt I
Sunday. He enlisted In Company
Vermont, In August, 1501, and Berve
4iu: liaison aincmnc cum a
Ilcthel Is to be locatr-d nt Conco
H., piobably by March 1 Tho c
Is to be exemtited from tnxatlr
a term of 10 years.
William McDeavltfs left leg was
the other day when he fell on the
West Rutland, The snme leg was
a few months a?o while at work
Vermont Murblo company
James Logan, IE, John Logan, 1
Charles Kadden, 12, nil of West Hi
have been arrestpd ,i,ii v.
Into a house nt Ira. owned by Clnr
nuron. They were found hiding
. ... mu.,. mm leu irom a gn
torch rntlar.il rlnm.n. 1. .1..
several thousand dollars In thj
Wlnslow block of Henalnnton Sat
At the fouith quarterly cejiiferni
the Methodist Church of Jlut'n
unanimous icquest wa-, m,idr f0
return for nnnther term of tho It
Stevens as pastor
jui-nuse no lost control of his
Itob-rt Cain of West Itutland d
into a large tieo Friday. InUictlnir
Injuries uj.on his head and bruis
When one leg was caught In the
of a spinning machine at th. Davis
en mill at Northlleld i'alls. Thomas
aril, tHH spinner, was soverely In
receiving a cut four Inches long
Eight cases of diphtheria, 12 ca:
mumps and 12 wises of whooping
....... ........... ..u..,,p. un, ,idni V,
the health officer of Hrattleboro.
therla has been prevalent thero for
The Charles H. Tennev cornorail
' .v-i,,rt me ui
Montpelleir Traction company to Its
IriCf, l.o IaouaJ lin ...... . . .1 ,1
tho Aldrich building in Barre for
headquarters and waiting room.
After It months silence "Alec" Mc
of Poultney has given to the pollc
formation relating to tho burglary a
Allrina ,nnnle. , .. . Tin........
T.nmHr,,- 1011 At ft.n tin.- .-. .1.... -
robbers could be obtained, Accordlt
.... v ..v.., t,i- o. u, 1:11 uuuiib me 011 l :
distance from Poultney
Under the will of Mrs. Mary B, D
formerly of Hrattleboro, her son, CI
retreat and now 'onHned at Word
Mass., Is given a life Interest In he
itiie ui, uo,uw, i' ur wo years ano
uli cu j w t mc i.uuiiLi v nrtfitiiiu
tho mental troubles of her eon.
A toe was severed and a bone il
foot broken when Oeorgo Colou
hrnlfaman foil ,1'V.lln n.nl,.
tbp railroad vnrrtu nt Hnrrr.. Tt, mi
to loosen a "brake shoo" he sllppe
the Ice and fell under a car. Brakes
applied, but his foot waa caught.
TI. V. M. ALUMNI.
Iniiniil Dinner of .ev Knglnud Asno.
elnllen In llnMott February 7.
The annual dinner of the New Kng
land Alumni association of the Uni
versity of Vermont will be held Fri
day evening, February at the Bos
ton City club, In Boston. There aro
some 1,500 members of the alumni
throughout New P.nglnnd, several hun
Jred of whom live In the vicinity of
Hoston. The dinner usually brings
together from ".'1 to 100 men. It Is
hoped this year to 'iavo more than
The following havo been Invited to
tnkei part in the program: President
liny Potter Benton of the University.
Doan H. C. Tlnkham of the medical
department, Pr. J. B. Wheeler of Bur
lington, Pr, F. Thomas Kidder of
Woodstock, and T, N. Vail of New York
city, president of the Western Union
Among tho guests who have signi
fied their acceptance of tho commit
tee's Invltntlon to be present Is Gov
ernor Hugeno N, Foss of Massachu
setts, a member of the class of 1881,
The University la growing In Its
usefulness ns a State Institution, and
It Is hoped that many alumni from
distant parts of New England will at
test their loyalty by spending tlm
night of Feibruury 7 In noston and
taking part In tula occasion.
mviuix inn v xjxuu wxi x itu
A lie tuilli;ri rin.e ui uiJtcinrilbULIV
the Brattleboro board of trade to
slder the formation of a county agr
Fifty-three gentlemen were present,
niKpnimi- l. rnwnR. . Tireniiiiniir' nr
canvassed for members and funels,
n meMlntr fnr nprmanpnt oreanlzn
will be called within two weeks.
This week's factory site bulletin of
Greater Vermont association calls at
null IU llll' luv, iimi mc jn-i iiiif, .
ptlll, ill lli'uuuoc, -tint's., v uicii iun.uL.
turen hardwood household nove
mops, handles, etc., has representat
Investigating throughout New Enc
lor a auieanie sue. ior ui ecinuiinnr
of a new plant.
The following datiw have, been t
ent of road construction r eoruary '
Stowe before the board of trade
Waterhury before the board of trade
at iNortnnciu Deioro me Doaru oi ir.
13, at Montpcller before the board
trade; 14, at Burlington before the i
Ceorge D. Berry of Boston I" confer
out Vermont on the subject o' the
England Industrial exposition wMh
hu 1,1.1,1 ntidar til, niunl', nf h m
of commerce, boards of trap, -id
In the Mechanics building Ho.1' . t-
lias already won commendation of
li'ilninu .1 lull Mi.ci.li iiurtiii"
-ir ... -. , .... ..,n
ti nil, ill. nil nieie i .ill eiiut'iii i 'i.
tlon that this exposition will afford
etfll bnrlle.n ..mil Ton nufii rt llrerf, tn loin
the wnoie country tne products ot
mont factories and farms
mil v.n. achici i.ti ii vi, sen
IPrnm rhf. fit .lob , slill rv nnnol llfn
Th.. un,.. tn Irim nf Nliiru, h I ttll'i.t'd
ll,a, ,v.i... t.,,1 , l uwin 1 mill
sum 11 1'l ll'eriieii kuiii u s Jl, 11 .-. u
could be nccommodated. hy Is th
ri.,A.. .llu,n..n.. ..-...,,.......,.... 1..
l,.-, Itinil.ll.l' .Villi II' .1(1 111 I 111 Till Hi ll
the lure of the larger lns'Uutlon""
cannot be because the fa. illtles of
home schools are lacking fo the-y are
A fillHAT OlMMIItTI MTV.
(From the Atlanta Constitution )
Oil has been discovered in the Pbll
pines. Hero's a chance to unload 'em
PAYING IN KIND.
Ho came In and laid down some si
plclous looking bills with a genui
dollar bill on top.
"I want to pay for that barrel
potatoes 1 got."
"Can't take this money, ' said t
"Most of It Isn't good.''
"The top layer Is good. Is It not""
That's the way It was with the
tatoes. --Loulsvlllo Courier-Journal
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