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A STORY OP WEALTH. The death of George M. Pullman, who left a fortune estimated at $17,000,000 has set everybody to talking about per sons of immense wealth, says the Boston Herald, of whom a few are herewith given. Big-Hearted Phil. Armour. To run successfully an establishment which is undoubtedly the greatest in the world, is a work of no small magnitude, and yet the apparent ease with which Philip Armour gets around his multitude of cares is quite astonishing. But he is never so busy as to refuse to see any man or woman, no matter how high or' low one's position may be, and no clerk, fore man or other person in his employ ever went with a complaint but justly, kindly and promptly dealt with by Mr. Armour. It is not at all unusual lor the "old man" as he is affectionately called, to give a money reward of some kind whenever any of his "young men," as he calls them, successfully attend to somelittle personal business. An instance of this sort occurred only recently, just as Mr. Armour was leav ing for Europe. A particular matter in which he wa9 interested had been as signed to a clerk for investigation and report.which work was not accomplished until the day before Mr. Armour lelt Chicago. Ot course, any man thus leav ing his business for a month or two would have a great many things to do, and could hardly be expected to think of an empoyein the hurry ol departure. This young man handed in his written report, and, so far as he was concerned, he suo. posea mat. mat was "tne end on t. Hut on the train to New York Mr. Armour "found time" to write that clerk a letter thanking him for his services, conirratu lating bim on the cleverness he bad dis played, and wishing him good health and happiness until he would return Irom Europe. And with the compliments and the best wishes went a check (or $500. John D. Rockfeller'i Income. It is doubtful if any other person ever maae money so last in a few years as John D. Rockfeller, and he does it by "striking oil" every hour in the twenty four. He is so rich that he cannot couut his own millions: he said under oath in a legal proceeding not long ago that he couut not estimate his tornune within $10,000,000 or $12 000.000. He is sup posed to be worth $150,000,000. And no other one individual on earth has so much. Mi. Rock filler was once very poor, ana tnat, too, within the past thiity years. For a time he was a re porter on a Cleveland newspaper, with a salary ot $io a week. Most of Mr. Rockfeller's fortune is in the Standard Oil Trust and he owns con siderably more than a majority of the stock in that collossnl monoply. He wields the power of this trust Irom be hind portals that are shut at all times, but in the winter, when hs goes to Flor ida, he is accessible to men who used to know him when be was poor and less learea as a schemer and monopolist The ambitious "Nupoleon of Petroleum' has no time, as a rule, however, to spare the ordi.iary mortals, and to him any man worth less than a million dollars is very ordinary. Astor nilllont. As everybody knows, the Astor mil lions are invested in city lots, business, houses and residences. The oriniiial loan Jacob Astor gained riches as a trapoer i i i- i-i , 1 1 iiu purcimscr oi macs ara pelts, and with this money he bought farm alter farm along "the King's Highway." known todav as Broadway. His heirs followed his example, only thev diverued from that thoroughfare, so that now the Astors own a large part of Manhattan Island. They have never been specu lators, hence their fortunes havenot been sulject to the movements o f bulls or bears. They have never been politicians either, nnd the only one who has ever aspired to political prelerment is the present head of the Astor house. He has served both branches of the New York state legislature, nnd was minister to Italy a few yenr9 back. While in Rome he wrote a novel that was successful Irom both a literary anu financial point of view. As a collector ol rents, or as a builder nnd lessor of fine hotels. William "Waldrof is sans equal in this world. It may he nilded, merely as un item ol mili tary gossip, thnt Mr. Astor's father served on Gen. McClt llnn's staff as a vol unteer aide-decamp, with the rank of colonel, and was an excellent officer. Boston's Rich Men. It is said that the richest man in Bos ton is Fred L. Ames, and he is a "blue blood" among the Commonwealth ave- lue aristocrats. The fortuneof theAmes amily is the accumulation of threegener- nons, ana tue tounder ol ic tnadespades nd shovels. He had two sons, Oakes nd Oliver. Tin former's son Oliver was nee governor of Massachusetts, and he ,'DS wnrth R RDO nnn R..f W.a ,..!, U - - - yviwvuvv. ... a nt. ti 11 II Vas hardly anvthingcompared with that pf his cousin, Fred L. Ames, son of Oliver 2d. whose tortune is now estimated at $30,000,000. I There are persons in Boston who say that John M. Forbes is "better off" than Fred Ames and certainly the finest sum mer estate in New England belongs to mm. It is an island called Naushon, in Buzzard's Bay, and the whole of it is his property. The little harbor, in season, fters plenty of anchorage for a dozen nd more of sailing vachts and one can pnve tor miles nnd miles on the island. It vns Mr. Forhpa' mnnfir that Uar.hA th vu.niu kill. iell telephone business when it was being started, and he is rnllerl thr father nl th Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad. ivir. j. Montgomery aeare inherited his irge lortune of $14,000,000. and na fiiost of it is invested in paying: real es- ate, and he is no spendthrift, his wealth fnust be constantly increasing. His ather was a Cape Codite who came up o Boston, a poor boy and later on es ablished a corner grocery. By astonish ng thriftiness he gathered in a lew thous- nu dollars, which capita he invested in Itld that multiolicd in vnlne. ro thnt vhen he died he left a good tortune. J. Iontgomery Seare is a domestic man, 'ays itie violin well and owns a steam acht. When Pftrlprcuuslii the nlt.nict !vas last in Boston, he spent his evenings ifter the concert eating Welsh rarebits, vhich Scare cooked for him in the culi- "try decoy called the chafing dish. Chicago's nilllonalres. f mong the very wealthy men of Chicago fiay be mentioned Marshall Field. harlesT. Yerkes.John R. Hoxie, Fred cek, Mathew Lntlin, Mr. Kohlsaat, hn R. Walsh, etc.. and of thrsp Mr oxie is the most democratic. There is conventionality, either, about the 'on or his actions, but he is always po- ", ""time ana approacuaoie. ; He is a down Easter," in religion is a Quaker, tie, i particularly lona oi the Irish peo- me uean oi western millionaires is and respected Mathew Wealth Abroad. . The wealthiest men ol England are the Dukes of Westminster, Buccleuch, Devon sbire,and Norfolk, the Marquis of Bute, George Smith, Maple Bass and Brassey. Queen Victoria is said to own $40,000, 000 of personal estate while her lands and houses are worth fully $20,000,000 more. Of all these his Grace of Westmin ster is far and away the most comlort ably "fixed" in the way of large income and, like the Astors, his wealth consists mainly of houses and real estate. He owns acres and acres of domain in Lon don's most aristocratic quarters; his tenements cover miles of land in the worst slums about "Seven Dials." The richest lamiiy in Europe is that of Rothschild, but no individual member of that house is so rich as the Dukcof West minster. England is a country of the very rich and the very poor, and thirty six persons own almost a third of the whole area. Baron Bleirchorder, the Berlin banker, is worth $90,000,000; and the annual income of Krupp, the cannon maker, is upward ol $2,000,000. Many of the mammoth fortunes of France are in the possession of women, and perhaps the richest of these is Mme. Furtado-Heine, who is worth $5,000, 000. She is one of the noblest and best women in the world, and the French re public decorated her with the crossof the Legion of Honor for her many acts of charity. But Mme. Heine is not so wealthy as a woman in Chilli. Dona Isadora Sousino. She owns copper and silver mines, also stocks and bonds which are deposited in the Bank of England, and United States securities, that foot up to to less than $55,000,000 in gilt-edged investments. STATE OP FRANKLIN. An Interesting Chapter In the Early History ot the Country. The state of Franklin once formed in area, if not in population, an important part of the Union. It had its executive, legislative, and judicial departments, exercised governmental functions, main tained a respectable militia, flourished apace, and then, after a varied experi ence, completely disappeared from the "sisterhood of states." From historians the state of Franklin has received scant attention, and to the majority of the present generation its identity with the state of Tennessee seems almost as myth ical as that ol Plato's Atlantis with the American Continent. A few thousand mountaineers in a re mote wilderness, inlused with the princi pals which inspired the Revolution, had banded together and formed a state gov ernment ot their own. With John Sevier, an ideal frontiersman, as the hero, with local self-government as the animating motivc.with a variety of plots and coun terplots to lend picturesqueness of inci dent, with phrasesof comedy interspersed now and then with episcodes truly magic, the drama was acted out amid the moun tain regions of Tennessee. When the American Revolution broke out, what is now the state of Tennessee was an unorganized, sparsely settled ter ritory. In 1776 its inhabitants, under the leadership of Captain Sevier, pe titioned the North Carolian legislature to be annexed to that state in order to contribute their share towards national independence. As the expenses of the war bore heavily on the old North state, her legislature was only too glad to di vide the burden. The petition was granted, and what is now Tennessee formed part of North Carolina until the close of the Revolution. As it had now become a source of expenses rather than help, the North Carolina letrislature in June, 1784, without consulting those most affected, ceded to the Federal gov ernment the whole annexed territory under the name of the District of Wash ington, provided the government should within two years signify its assent. The settlers, naturally objecting to such an wholesale disposition of them selves, rose up in wrath. The matter and conditions of the cession were re pugnant, and the people felt that they had not only been trifled with, but sub jected to two years ot anarchy and dis order, calling a convention in August, 17S4. they formed the state of Franklin. The North Carolina legislature, realizing its error, hastened to undo its mistake and rennnexed the "Washington dis trict." The inhabitants of Franklin re- jected offers of reconciliation, and Cap tain otvier, tnotign at nrst inclined to advise a return of allegiance to North Carolina, yielded to an overwhelming public sentiment, and accepted the eov- ernorshipof the new state. He was in augurated at Watauga on March 1, 1785. Some sort of order was now es tablishedat least, for a time. A court was created, the militia thoroughly re organized, and peace effected with In dians. But peace did not long prevail. Com plications arose which kept the young state of Franklin in a constant turmoil. Congress still asserted jurisdiction. A reaction, stimulated by disappointed office-seekers, ensued among those who nad oeen most clamorous lor the new state. Jealousy of Sevier's success ani mated his rivals, who henceforth sought to make his lile a burden. The popula tion was divided into the Franklin and the North Carolina factions. Elections were held and appointments made under the laws of both states. Two sets of officers claimed authority, each nullifying the acts of the other. One faction would steal the public records from the other, only to be treated in like manner in turn. 1 he courts were in a chaotic condition. Wills could not be proved, titles perlected. orjustice administered. No taxes were paid. Marriages performed by officials ol one faction were not recognized by the other. Still the determined vounir state fought for its lie. It exercised even fed eral power and authorized the coinage of specie, thoueh its chief medium of ex- "hange continued to be the skins ol wild animals. Finally emissaries were t ent to the North Carolina legislature to make overtures of peace. The address of Franklin's representative was a model ol eloquence, fervid with the rhetoric of the era. But it fell upon unheeding ears. No recognition would be made of the re bellious state. The Inst session of the Franklin legis lature was held in September in 1787. That there was then no intention of sur rendering is evident from one of the acts of the legislature, which has been pre served, and is interesting as an example of primitive financiering. The law is as follows: 'Be it enacted by the General Assem bly of the state of Franklin, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, that from the 1st day of January, 1788, the salaries of the officers of this Commonwealth be as follows, to wit : the venerable Laflin. governor, per "His Honor the chiel justice, 500 deer skins. "The secretary of His Excellency the governor, 500 raccoon skins. "Treasurer of the state, 450 raccoon skins. "Each county clerk, 300 beaver skins. "Clerk House of Commons, 200 rac coon skins. "Members of the assembly, per diem, 3 raccoon skins. "Justice's fee for a warrant, 1 muskrat skin. "Constable for serving a warrant, 1 mink skin. "Enacted into a law the 18th day of October, 1787, under the great seal of tne state." Meantime Governor Caswell of North Carolina issued his proclamation, declar ing the government of Franklin illegal, stigmatizing its officers and adherents as rebels, and demanding surrender and ac knowledgment ol the authority of North Carolina. The Franklinites refused, and it was only when forced by a superior number of troops that they "yielded. The state ended its short-lived career with a sort of judicial farce. Sevier, of course, was arrested and prosecuted. During the proceedings an ardent Franklinite rushed into the presence of the court, and dramatically referred to the popular idol then on trial. In' the uproar that fol lowed, Sevier walked out of the court room and was not again molested. Years afterwards he was elected first governor of Tennessee. The state of Franklin was obliterated, its territory forming part of North Caro lina once more, until 1790, when, under the name of the District of Washington, it was ceded to the Federal government, June 1, 1796. it was duly admitted to the Union. AH Sorts. The Greatest Discovery Yet. W. M. Repine, editor Tiskilwa, 111., "Chief," says: "We won't keep house without Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds. Ex perimented with many others, but never got the true remedy until we used Dr. King's New Discovery. No other remedy can take its place in our home, as in it we have a certain and sure cure for Coughs, Colds. Whooping Coughs, etc." It is idle to experiment with other reme- Ldies, even if they are urged on you as just asgooa as ur. King s New Discovery. They are not as good, because this remedy has a record of cures and besides is guaranteed. It never fails to satisfy. Trial bottle free at Flint Brothers' drug store. The sacred fires of India have not all been extinguished. The most ancient which still exists was consecrated twelve centuries ago in commemoration of the voyage made by the Parsees when they immigrated from Persia to India. The fire is fed five times every twenty-four hours with sandal-wood and other fra grant materials, combined with very dry fuel. This fire, inthevillageot Oodwada, near Bulsar, is visited by Parsees in large numbers during the months allotted to the presiding genius of fire. To Cure a Cold One Day. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists relund the money if it fails to cure. 25 cents. An Italian named Gabellini has recently made a boat of cement. The framework is ol small steel bars covered with a wire netting, the latter being, in turn, covered with cement. The surface is then pol ished. It. is claimed that such a boat costs less than a wooden one, and despite its extra weight glides more easily through the wat.'r. Beauty Is Only Skin Deep, But a beautilul skin cannot exist unless the blood be pure. Every woman can bring to her cheeks the rosy and delicate hues by taking Cleveland's Celery Com pound Tea, which cleanses the blood im perceptibly but effectually ot all impuri ties, banishing pimplts, eruptions, itch, boils, carbuncles and sallow color. Call on Boynton & Eastman, Eastern Avenue, and get a trial package free. Large package, 25c. The recent sale at Cuenca of an ex tremely valuable treasure preserved in the cathedral and dating back to the year 1060 has revived in the Spnnish press a demand that a law should be passed, similar to one enacted in Italy, making such sales more difficult. The Terrors of the Chllkoot Pass are not exaggerated, but we have terrors as bad at home. Neglected coughs and colds develop into consumption, the dread spectre which is always in the background of our vision. Cleveland's Lung Healer, the undisputed emperor of cuugn remedies, win aispet tnat spectre. It is sold on a positive guarantee. No cure, no pay. Your money back if you want it. Call on Boynton & Eastman, Eastern Avenue and get a trial bot tle free. Large bottle, 25c. At a recent lecture delivered in Nulh hausen, Germany, a missionary named Eichler read extracts from a Chinese book of the eleventh century which pre sents some striking points of resemblance to Dante's 'Inlerno.' $100. Dr. E. Detchon's Anti Diurtic may be worth to you more than $100, if you have a child who soils bedding Irom in continence of water during sleep. Cures old and young alike. It arrests the trouble at once. $1. Sold by C. C. Bingham, Druggist, 37 Main St." St. Johnsbury, Vt. It is not generally known that when a person falls into the water a common felt hat can be made use ol ns a life preserver. Placed upon the water, rim down, it will bear a man up, it is said for hours, New Facts About South Dakota, To enable the farmers in the Eastern states to pass the long winter evenings in an entertaining and instructive man ner, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company has recently published for free distribution, a new pamphlet, finely illustrated with pictures which will delight the eyes of Eastern farmers, and containing letters from their brethren in South Dakota descriptive of their expe rience while tilling the soil and raising cattle, sheep and hogs in the "Sunshine State." This pamphlet will be well worth read ing through from cover to cover. It will be sent free if you will send vour address to either H. F. Hunter, immigration Agent, 291 Dcarhon street, Chicago, or to Geo. H. Heafford, General Passenger Agent, Old Colony Building, Chicago, 111. "His Excellency the annum. 1000 deerskins. a Some Foolish People Allow a cough to run until it gets beyond the reach of medicine. They often say, "Oh, it will wear away," but in most cases it will wear them away. Could the, be induced to try the successful'med icine called Kemp's Balsam, which issold on a positive guarantee to cure, they would immediately see the excellent effect after taking the first dose. Price 25c. and 50c. Trial size free. At all druggists. Kehl has a new bridge across the Rhine, but the complaint is made that it is so ugly a structure that it compares most unfavorably with the old railway bridge built forty years ago. For Over Fifty Years. Mrs. Winslow'8 Soothing Syrup has been used by millions of mothers for their children while teething. If disturbed at night and broken of your rest by a sick child suffering and crying with pain ol cutting teeth, send at once and get a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" for Children Teething. It will relieve the poor little sufferers immediate ly. Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mistake about it. It cures diarrhoea, regulates the stomach and bowels, cures wind colic, soltens the gums, reduces inflammation, and gives tone and energy to the whole system. "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" for children teething is pleasant to the taste, and is the prescrip tion of one of the oldest and best female physicians and nurses in the United States. Price twenty-five cents a bottle. Sold by all druggists throughout the world. Be sure and ask lor "Mrs. Wins low Soothing Syrup." Pittsburg firemen are now permitted to wear service stripes on their sleeves, different colors denoting various terms ol service, up to the golden stripe for five years. A Free Map of Alaska, Corrected to date and, showing location of Gold Fields and actual mining scenes, besides containing latest mining laws, routes of travel, and other valuable in formation, will be mailed free on appli cation to H. A. Gross, 423 Broadway.NewYork. J. E. Brittain, 368 Washington street, Boston, Mass. The latest project ol the Danish gov ernment is to introduce an income tax of l'i per cent a year, those having less than 700 crowns of income being free. Vermont News. Champion Wrestlers. R. E. Henderson of Wells River, who was defeated in Montpelier a short time ago in a collar and elbow wrestling match by Edward Deso ot St. Albans, has issued the following .challenge: "I hereby challenge any 140 pound man in the world. Edward Deso of St. Albans or Eddie Meehan, prelerred, to wrestle collar and elbow, two lulls of three, Ed. James Rules to govern and the reteree to be a good fair-minded man agreed upon by both parties, for a purse of $250 a side and gate receipts, $20 to go to the loser for his expenses, and the winner to be declared the champion of the world. R. E. Henderson." Mr. Henderson claims that although he was defeated in the recent bout with Deso he is still champion of the world, claiming that the decision was an unfair one. He wishes to meet Deso again and is confident that he can win in a much shorter time than it took to wind up the recent bout with him. He is constantly in training nnd should he again meet Deso or Meehan he will be in first class condition. The antics of Deso duringthe match pleased the people of Montpelier very much and they would be glad to see him meet Henderson again. Humane Society rieeting. The Vermont Humanesociety presented the following programme at'thcir meet ing held Wednesday afternoon and even ing in the VY. C. T. U. temple at Burling ton: Addresses by Hon. George L. Fletcher of Chester on "The objects of our society," and by Rev. C. J. Harris ot Colchester on ''Oft-forgotten duty ot man; also short addresses and recita tions by Mrs. Lund, president of the W C. T. U., Miss Smith of Burlington, Mrs, S. V. Booth of Jericho, Misses Cora Tar box and Ina Beach of Essex function. There was singing by Miss Ida Stanley, r-n... ir;... 1 i r. i . uiioa vivw, Luiaa uuu ivir. oaKer. An illustrated edition of the old histor ical novel, "The Green Mountain Boys' will be issued in a short time from the pfess of Lee & Shepard of Boston. It will contain several scenes of historical localities in Bennington. Among thepb tures will be the Catamount tavern mon ument, the house which stands on the site of the residence of Col. Seth Warner ot revolutionary fame and the Henry bridge which spans the Walloomsaeriver near the place where a successful stand was made by the early settlers of Ben nington against the first and only overt attempt of the New York land claimants to dispossess by the sheriff and his oosse. 300 strong, the settlers of the town of theirNew Hampshire grants. Foot notes will explain the scenes. Commodore George Dewey, the naval officer who has charge of the United States war power in Chinese waters, is a Vermonter, a member of the well known Montpelier family. He was appointed midshipman in 1854, and four years later he graduated from Annapolis. Dur ing the civil war he served on the steam trigate Mississippi at New Orleans, Port Hudson and Donelson. In 1861 he was commissioned a lieutenant commander, and in 1872 he received his commission as commander. In 1884 he was raised to the rank of captain, and served the navy department in several posts, ac quitting himself well in all ol them. Iu 1889 he was commissioned as commo dore, and at that time he was placed in charge of the bureau of equipment and recruiting. The Fall Mountain Paper comnnnv ended its existence at midnight last week Sunday. The concern was merged in the big paper trust styled the International Pulp and Paper company. The trust has a capital ol $50,000,000. The Fall Mountain Paper company interests at Bellows Falls and elsewhere are rated at $5,000,000. The clerical force in the Bellows Falls office will be changed to some extent. A. N. Burbnnk, the man nger und treasurer of the Fall Mountain Paper company, will be located in New York city as treusurer for the trust. The monument of the 14th Vermont Volunteers will be erected on the battle field at Gettysburg next month. It is 15Va feet high, of Barre granite, and the main column und the three bases are round. The inscription reads: 14th Vermont Volunteers, Col. W. X, Nichols, Stnnnard's brigade, July 2 and 3, 1863. Killed, 19; wounded, 76. The cost was $1650. WHAT WOMEN NOW NEED. More Red Corpuscles In Their Blood Paine's Celery Compound. Miss Frances E. Willard, who has been attending the world's convention of the W. C. T. U., says that better health for women is today a more urgent matter than woman's suffrage She says: "What women at present most need is a better supply of red cor puclcs." From every section of the country, from Maine to California, come well attested reports of women, bloodless, dyspeptic, nervous, seriously run down, and in many cases so weak as to be bed ridden, who have been enabled to resume their places in the family circle and in so cial life healthy, ruddy, well cured women, by the aid of that great blood maker and health-maker, Paine's celery compound. Mrs. E. A. Ward is one of these fortu nate women whom Paine's celery com pound has saved from an ailing, unhappy invalid condition, as her letter shows: 213 Michigan Ave., Mason City, la. Sept. 12, 1897. Wells & Richardson Co.: Gen tlemen My greatest trouble seemed to be a general weakness and all-over tired feeling, I am 66 years of age and I did not expect to be ever strong again, but I used four bottles of Paine's celery compound and was greatly strengthened, and my cough seemed better so that I stopped using the remedy and have not since felt the need of any lurther help whatever. Very respectfully yours, MRS. E. A. WARD. Persons of large experience among ner vous women who, as a rule, are thin and lack blood, recommend Paine's celery compound as beyond all question theone remedy that can be depended on to renew the vitality of leeble persons. This settled confidence in Paine's celery compound is not hearsay belief, but rests in nearly every case on personal use or acquaintance with men or women who have been restored to usdul health by no other means. The rapid change lor the better in color, flesh and expression of the face is so unmistakable that repair of the wasted tissues might well becalled a renewal of life. The process by which Paine's celery compound is able to build up health in the rundown body is not hard to under stand when one observes how surely it disposes the bowels to act regularly, how it increases the capacity to take and as similate food, and regulates the nerves all over the body. The heavy, alarming pain in the back and loins disappears; the growing pale ness and loss oi" flesh is stopped and a bright, buoyant feeling gradually takes the place ol that unending sense ot tire and depression. Paine's celery compound is the exact remedy for that large class of feeble, thin blooded, olten hysterical persons whose greatest need is a thorough refurnishing of their blood with the red corpuscles upon which health and happiness in such large measure depend. The extraordinary virtue of Paine's celery compound to increase the propor tion of red corpuscles in the blood is the source ot its great power over all blood diseases, rheumatism, neuralgia, kidney diseases, back aches, loss of flesh and gen eral run-down condition. Rum Did It. The saddest accident that has occurred in Derby for years happened Thursday night, when Fred Bodette, a blacksmith who formerlv lived here, nnd bis brother-in-law, Zucl Burnard of Norton, were drowned in Sawyer's brook at the foot of what is called Sawyer's hill on the Newport road. The 'men. who were much the worse for liquor, ' were seen driving through the street in the aiter noon, calling at Moses Blay's, where they made up a bed on the floor for one of them. Between five and six they started lor Newport, where they were to join some of their family and attend a funeral. On reaching George Ritchie's mill yard they got into some difficulty, but were at last started ontheiightrond. The next morning Marvin Moran tound December 31, 1897, NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, MONTPELIER, VT. ASSETS. Bonds, Stocks and Warrants, (Market value), $6,101,296.52 Mortgage Loans, 4,218,475.47 Policy Loans and Premium Notes, 2,089,36623 Real Bstate, 1,369,695.74 Loans on Stocks and Bonds, 113,982,20 Cash, 273,388.35 Interest due and accrued; Net deferred and unreported Premiums, 660,789.75 $14,826,992.28 AN OPEN LETTER To MOTHERS. WE ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR RIGHT TO THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE WORD "CASTORIA" AND "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," AS OUR TRADEMARK. , DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hysnns, Massachusetts, was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same that has borne and does now yj? yr" , r on every bear the facsimile signature of wrapper. This is the original "PITCHER'S CASTORIA" which has been used in the homes of the mothers of America for over thirty years. LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and sea tht If. i per. No one has authority from me to use my name ex cept The Oentaur Company of which Chaa. H. Fletcher is President. ,' March 8, 1897. (vp, THC OtNTAUn OOMMNV, TT MURRAY STRKKT, NKW VOIMt OITY. a horse hitched to a tree in his yard, and later learning from Mr. Mitson that there was the wreck of a sleigh down by Frank Sawyer's, he discovered the bodies of the two men wedged into the narrow brook of about two leet in width, usually running about six inches of water. The bodies were in such a position as to dam up the brook, making the water about 18 inches deep. It is supposed thotthey were trying to turn on to the Derby Line road, and turning too quickly went off the steep embankment ot about 18 feet, falling headlong into ihr brook, breaking Bodette's neck and throwing him on top ol the other man, holding him under water where he evidently drowned ; the bodies were so covered by the fur robe and light snow that had fallen during the night that they were hardly noticea ble Irom the road. Col. 0 D. Clark, 1st Regt., Reappoints the Old Staff. Col. 0. D. Clark of the Vermont Na tional Guard has announced the follow ing staff appointments: Capt. Arthur G. Eaton, (retired) Montpelier, acting adju tant; James E. Creed, Rutland, quarter master, with rank of captain; John D. VYyman, Burlington, I. R. P., with rank of captain; Henry H. Lee, Wells River, surgeon, with rank of major; Bcnj. C. Seaton, Rutland, assistant surgeon, with rank of 1st lieutenant; Charles O. Day, Brattleboro, chaplain, with relative rank of captain. They will be respected and obeyed accordingly. Non-commissioned staff appointments will be announced later. Major Fillmore is hereby assigned to the command of first battalion, to consist of companies A, M. C, and K. Major Estey is hereby assigned to the command of second battalion, to consist of companies F, H, E, and I. Major Bonett is hereby assigned to the com mand of third battalion, to consist of companies L, B, G, and D. Captain Eaton fills the vacancy caused by the resignation of Adjutant J. Harry Estey of Brattleboro. The proposed meeting of the repub lican leugue on February 12 has been indefinitely postponed, owing to the failure to get a speaker of national repu tation for that date. The meeting may be held later and may be given up en tirely. ATLANTIC COAST LINE. ("FLORIDA FAST LUTE1) VU Wuhington, Richmond and OhirlMton. QUICKEST TO ALL WINTER RESORTS SOUTH Route of the celehraled "iw York Florida Special," luxuriously np polntutl. Unequalled Schedules and Ser vice. Only line running Solid Venttuul ed Trains to Florida. connec tion wlth"Fedoral Expr'eis"f rom Bi .ston. J. H.JOHNSON, N. E. Agt., BOO Wa.hlngton Street. Boston. Farm For Sale. The Welch farm near Peacham, a good grass and stock farm, consisting of 160 acres of land, building In fair condition and supplied with good spring water. It is in a good state of cultivation, hns a small rugar orchard, good apnle orchard and 40 acres of wooa ana timoer luna. farm can be bought at u iuw uunr ana on easy terms. For particulars call on or address, Henry Bradley, Pnssumpslc, Vt. A Few Agents Wanted for Special Canvass With a Special Work. Among A Special Class, On A Special Plan. Liberal Weekly Advances BALCII BROTHERS CO. 36 Bromficld St., Boston. Mention this paper. LIABILITIES. Policy Reserve, (Actuaries' 4perceut), $12,563,265.30 Extra Reserve, Life Rate En- aowments, Death claims. In process of Adjustment All other Liabilities, Surplus, 353,639.31 54,628.05 35,294.07 1,820,165.55 $14,826,092.28 rr on the i$Z wran. IBM ROOMS AND BOARD I can furnish some cood rooms near my Cafe, and yoa can get your m8ais at tne Uaie. rnces reason able. I also keep a complete line of Bakery Goods and Confectionery. A Full Line of Candies and Bakery Goods on Sale at B. F. Weeks' and Frank A. Scott's store. Fresh bak ery goods daily at both stores. S. D.ATWOOD, Pythian Building. Plumbing AND Steamfitting. I have bought out Dick Donaghy' stock and am prepared to do all kinds ol plumbing in first class manner and at reasonable prices. Jobbing promptly attended to. Have had several ytars' experience in Chicago and was a member of the board of plumbing inspectors. F. E. WARNER. 75 Eastern Ave. PRETTY POCKETBOOKS and card cases form an im portant part of our stock. Ladies' are irresistably at tracted toward the showcase that contains them. No trashy, material blushing with transient beauty. Only real leather. Only . proper sizes and correct styles. A. F. WALKER, Standard Drag Store, 10ft Eaatrrn Areaar.' FOR SALE CHEAP A Portable Saw and fixtures, with capac ity of 1 2 to 16 thousand per day. O. V. HOOKER & SON. BOSTON and YUKON Transportation and Supply Co, Capital $300,000, Shares $z.oo Each Fully Paid and Noa-A.sruable There 1. n mtrnntr anmal 4 n 4-1. r t . instinct In the opportunity which the rush to the Alaska Gold Fields gives to legitimate trade. 1 he men who undertake to supply the new mining population of Alaska with what they need to eat. drink and wear and with the implements of their work are those into " : , me gicuicr uun oi tne Bom will come. This company 1 formed for the ... of trailing in nil kind of supplies and will scad a Md of SOO-ion hnrikm r.. Bonton in Noreubrr, slocked with the nereasary provision!, clothing nnd im plemrniK rrausile for th minor. tk. public use, ailing by the way of Cnpe ..orn, arriving at the CJold Fields at the opeuing of the season. In rrgard to passenger service, we can accommodate but a limited number (say fifty). To thoiie investing in the stock ot the company the following inducements are offered PailHll Irnm T4nal-nM U 1 . . gold regions, including one year' supply of Ti fiV i "tuitmc, tump ana mining $350. Every dollar invested in this Company will return ten for one. . - i j vutvio iuiu no cnimerical scheme, but at once strikes at the foundation . UJ vunvcying in tne Best and cheapest manner articles most in demand. ?'nM,WhlcVhrre,can be no "uccess. no gold and no returns for your money. phares can be procured either by mall or at roomsWy N" 16A remont S fuan?esntteonTnrtned! "'l' "A joccks, money and express orders payable to GBORGB Z. LYTHOOB. Treasurer.