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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS : THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1902.
11 MISS STONE FREE Made Her Appearance at Strumit za, Macedonia, Sunday Morning.1 NO DETAILS OF RELEASE No One to Meet nor as Brlgnnds Did Not Indicate Whoro They Would Set Her nt Liberty Mme, Tellka and Child Also Roleaeed-Spencer Eddy on tho CapUire. Constantinople, Feb, 23Mlss Ellen M Etone the American missionary, who, with Madame Tallka, was captured by brigands In tho district of Salonika Sept. 3 last, has been released and arrived at Strumltza, Macedonia at 3 o'clock this morning. Nobody was nt Strumltza to meet Miss Stone, as the brigands had Riven no In dication where they proposed to release tho prisoners. Mme. Tsllkn and her baby were also lcleased nt tho same time. They are nil well. MIsa Stone immediately made her self known to tho authorities. The news of the release was received in u. telegram to tho American consul at Salonika. The telegram gives no details of tho release. As Strumltza Is near tho Salonika t'skub railroad, Miss Stono will proceed to Salonika without delay. CAPTURE F0RJP0LJTICAL EFFECT Sponcer Eddy Says That Is Why It Was so Difficult to Secure Miss Stone's Rolease. New York, Feb. 23. Spencer Eddy, flr.-t vecretary of the United States legation at Constantinople, who had charge of the egotlatlon3 for tho release of Miss Ellen M Stone and Mrs. Tsllka arrived here to 'iiy on tho Kronprinz Wllhelm. In an in I ricw ho said the brigands captured an Amcrlcnn rather than any other mission ii ry because they believed the Americans bad the most money and would be likely t pay tho ransom. i!d tho brigands want the money for themselves'" Mr. Eddy was asked. "o, Mi"y old not and that Is where tho people in America do net understand this i ase. It Is entirely n political matter and Jill the people in Mniedonla, are In sym pathy with tho kidnnpplng for they be lieve it is a step toward fleeing Macedonia from Turkish rule, the same as Bulgaria 1ms been and the morcy they demanded (W',000,) was Intended for the Macedonian cause. ' if we had been dealing with the profes sional brigands who wanted money pure and simple Instead of tho political ones Miss Stone would have beon released long ago. It. Is very likely that this capturo was deliberated upon for a long time and the victims selected were considered best if serve the cause, when compared with those of other nationalities." "Do tho Macedonians have nny feeling of enmity toward tho missionaries';" ".No they are rather friendly to them than otherwIse.They desired to attract tho attention of the world to their cause and Incidentally to pet some much needed money. I have every reason to believe they havo given Miss Stone and her com panion in captivity the very best of trent i icit "When Sirs. Tsllka's baby was born sh received the kindest of treatment from nil wo can learn. Wilt. NOT DIVULGD THEIR SECKET l.ondtm, Fob. 54. Wiring from Constantl iirlo, tho c oi respondent of the Dally Chronicle says he understands that owing tti the necessity of protecting tho Innocent pi rsons who assisted them, the American delegates will r.ovor divulge where artdhow the ransom rncney fcr the release of Miss Stone was pi'.d. The correspondent learns, 1 i wc-ver, that tho ruse of filling !ho monoy 1 fs with lead after the ransom had btcn iiu with a view of making It appear that f t mission to pay the rpncom had failed, was completely tuci ussful. It Is practical 'y certain that the rarsom money goeb to the Mawdonlun committee. Mi Stone, continues the correspondent, 1 completely innocent ot nny knowledge of the plot to l ldnap her, bLt strong sus picl lis are entertained about somo Bul garians who accompanied her party, or re maintd behind. , ENGLAND'S METROPOLIS. Some of tho Vital Facts of the British Capital's Life and Population. A city that exceeds Greater New York b 1 lCO.OOO. that Is threo and a half times as lsrgo Phllndelplila, with our popula tion In round numbers standing at 000. Is o' e of those huge pbei.cmcnon.s of the world's growth that arrests attention ve-iy time tho tmprenslve facts are I rot ght te light, snys the Philadelphia 1 'ess. This is nproros of the recent re port of the rejlstrar general of London on some of the vital facts of life and popula tlMi In the great metropolis, whoso total of 4 f,341 InhnblttntH, tlmost that of Can ad a as a whole, represents a congeries of houtes and people surpasj-lng every city In undent and modern times, The London cf tho 4,Ki!,34l population is, licivover, not the "Oreati-r linden." but Is the London that Is made up of :N bor eusrhs, whose collective affairs ere admin istered by tho London county council, and it covers 74,8?) acres. Of these hiroughs the old city of London, with hut 2-:.fCI resi dents Is the smallest dhlfh.n, and Isling ton, with a populntlor of cSJ.fPl, somewhat larger than Pittsburg ,tho largest. Out side of the c unty .(.nncll's circle there is a "Greater London" that forces the urban nnd suburban population cf what U es sentially one great renter of human activ ity far above the :,.fi0,noo level so that within a few tniles rf tho old city of Lon don thero Is a grouping of population al most as largo as that of the State of Pennsylvania. Aside from tho fact, thore lore, thut Ixmdon Is the hub of the llrlt l"ll Empire, It Is this physical, visible dein int trillion of enormous size In the way of n. ( ntlguoiiB and continuous built-up re gion that makes n profound Impression nnd gives a s nso of unity In all the varie ty that makes up London; a variuty that iHiigcs from the most abject snualor the world knows to a superfine eleganco nnd magnlllcenco seen nowhere else the glolu over. Some Idea of what the struggle for ex Istenco means In London is shown In that there are In London 23.CS0 tenements vhcr people uvo tnrco In a room: 11,770 where thev live four In n room; 4001 with flva In n loom, and m on down to six with 12 or more In a room! There are, however, r.71. 76S houses III London, which Is not n bad nvenigo for the total population on tho whole, and ns the county council nnd p;l vnto philanthropists nro attacking the houblng problem tho general social condi tion of poorer London Is not altogether hopeless. To the Londoner, tho true Cock ney, London Is the only plao In England worth living In, and while It gains greatly by Ihe steady nmuiul tribute irom nil over Urn rnltce; Kingdom, Its main Incrc.iso ocmes from Its own birth rate. Of Its pop ulation ot 4,KM,341 last year, ?.,01G,&U u'ero London born, while tho births reached l. 32U2S. And yet with all Its size, with nil Its entrl)i'tnl Influences ,t!io metropolis which nssed Us million level Is. jSll, has f-ron Its into cf uiwvth decrease ste-idily r vcr since 1851. At presont tho percentago of growth Is but 7.3, which Is iiulto small compared with Philadelphia's Ltcndy 23 per cent, of Now YurkV V, or Chicago's phe. nomeniil 4 per cent, ff the rate of growth kreps on decreasing It Is clrnr thai In a few yenrs Undent will havo reached Its limit Of poanlble erewth, and though ui. outer rinr of ''Qreater London" win .,o doubt continue tq grow rapidly by taking up the excels from th o overerowpil riiv W it fa Inp to day, It Is quite possible that tho honor of having tho greatest pop ulation concentrated In a given center will Pass to the Now World ly reason of the millions centered about New York Hay tii.d tho North and Hast Rivers. U Is true, this New World center misses the con tinuity of tin Old, but Its situation Is far more picturesque, so that when It becomes the. great mcttopolls It will far outshino 1onrton as a spectacle of human concentration. BUYING BEEF "ON THE HOOF," Ono Interesting Feature of Cattle Rais ing Out West. Ono of the most Interesting features of the cattle business at least from the viewpoint of the n-n.n who dclUthts In a Julty beefsteak Is the "buying" that Is, when the wholesale meat dealer sends his eperlenred "bujer" to purchase "II vo lecf" from tho cnttle man, snya tho San Francisco Chrcntclc. Practically all tne) stok nowadays Is personally Inspected beforo It Is purchased. Your old-time cat tlo king used to sell vast herds nt so much a bend as they roamed over tho range. Ho would "round up" n Mb bunch of stccis, make a guess nt th: number, and close tho deal. This was often J rc cfrious and always uncertn.'n. Say that somo fine rrcinlng the buyer fcr a bit? meat concern rides up to a ranch. "I wr.nt to get some nice 'throes' (thicc-ycar-old steers), nV.out GOo pounds,'' ho fays to the foreman. At this the fore man probably rays all right, he'll call tho beys and they'll have a little jound up, or perhaps he states that he has received a letter from the "boss" In the city, and tho cattle are already In tho coiral. Tho foreman directs his men tc cut out tho bullocks, ono by one, nnd put them Into A separate Inclosure. No doubt he assists In tho work himself. As the cattlo are singled out the buyer signifies his asrent or disapproval. Ono fleer may be undersizc or. In the words cf the cattleman, "dogled;" another may have fever ticks, a third, prhaps, looks decidedly "rangey," Is lean, long-limbed, narrow ncross I he backIn a word, iocs not possess an abundance of the choicer pnits of meat which will prove profitable to tho butcher. And so. finally, when tho buyer ha? s?lctcd n likely looking lot of steers they are wolrhed and shipped. At the present time 4 cents per pound is an ecellent price for steers as they are driv en on the scales. Ihe demend In California Is for "three-aif.-oIds," which Lsunlly weigh In the neighborhood of CO pounds. The Eastern niniket cries foi lugcr cnttlo with more fat 1,0)0 pounds cr ever being1 the popular weight In Omaha, Kansas City, Chl'iago, etc. The old-time Texas ftcer, with his wild, bloodshot eyes, long horns, nnd mus cular sinewy body is now ulmost a cren trc of the past. The Texas steer has been "bred up" with Eastern brands, such as tho Hereford cattle, and now one find a compact-looking animal even in such out-of- the-wny districts as the Texas I'an liandlc. California cattle have always been round and "meaty." They never have so far to go for water as did tho gaunt cattle of the great plalti9. Some times tho range bullock would go as far as 30 miles to water, all on tho gallop, only watering every third day. The breeding of AVestern heifers with highly bred East ern bulls is especially noticeable In Crass Valley. Arizona, where there are great "bull pastures." Few caitlo in tho Pacific coast ranges are "corn feel," but a great many are fattened cn alfalfa before going to market. Tho cowboy always plays an Important feature in the cattlo industry. It Is fas cinating to contemplate the unusual types of men who are the children of this re markable environment. It Is Interesting to note how quickly the type responds to changed cor.dlticns and how soon It dis appears when the necessity which gavo it birth has censed to exist. Your genuine cowboy belongs to a typo that Is fast dis appearing. This Is largely due to ihe In troductlcn of the barb-wlro fence. Before the coutnry was fenced In thcro was a r.rcat horde of wild, mad creatures roam ing over the prairie. To preent the cattle straying too far nnd to keep each owner's brand separate, formed a large part of the cowboy's duties. At a blow, the sever est work of tho cow puncher was obviated. At present the cowboy's duties are, throughout the greater part of the ear, more monotonous than arduous. THE CASE OF GEN. WM. F. SMITH. ticn. W. F. Smith, major V. S. A., re tired, is not content with the conclusions of the board of Army OfTlceis. which di -elded that no Injustice was done to his military record by the Inscription on tho maps of the ChlckamnugH and chattu nooga battle fields which save the credit for opening communication with Bridge port by way of Urown'n Ferry October 27, 1&S3. to Itosocrans. tienerul Smith has publlshod an Interesting pamphlet In which ho reviews the decision of ttio board. He indignantly denies tho charge of special pleading: brought against htm by .the board and declares that the con clusions of the board nro without proprr basis of fact, nnd that they used as part of their testimony a magazine article written by Itnsecrnns twonty-two years after the fact In which, as General Smith alleges, there was a false quotation from a report by General Thomas and also a despatch from liosccrans which never had any existence. Ho flatly contradicts other statements toy the board. Thero Is nothing fienernl Smith enjoys so much as a fight and ho Is able and uncompromis ing as a controvorsallst ns this pamphlet shows. We. have always supposed that ho was entitled to tho credit of the Brown's Ferry affair. Army and Navy Journal. MISS BLLEN M. STONE THE STOUT OF HEH CAPTURE. Kllcn M. Stone has lcen a missionary since 1S78 In tho Fervlce of the American Board of Foreign Missions. She was borr. in Hnxbury, Mnss. She was captured on September 3 of hist year, by Bulgarian brigands while she wns travelling In the mountainous country lying between Tur key and Bulgaria. Thcro were several missionaries In tho party, but tho brigands sot all free with the exception ot Miss Stone and Mine. Tsllka, tho wife of a preacher. When the reports of Miss Stone's cap. luro reached America the American Hoard at first decided not to pay any ransom, holding that It would encourage brigands to capture other missionaries. The matter was Inlrl before President Boosevelt and cue of his first acts utter assuming his office was to take Bteps looking toward tho captives' release. Strong pressure lvna brought to bear on the Bulgarian and Turkish governments, ond Consul CJeneral Dickinson, at Con stantinople wns ordered to take nil possl l.le steps. Ho went to Sofia and conducted negotiations there. Meanwhile MI33 Stona got a letter through to Consul Dickinson saying thru tho brlgnnds demanded -i rnn srrn of $110,00). October 2, word came that the brlsands had fixed October 8 as tho di'fe when the ransom must bo paid or Miss Store's llfo would lie forfcltee'.. An iipixal to Christian America for contribu tions thon resulted In tho collection of t52, 000 In thrco days. This was sent to the state department and cabled to Mr. Dickinson. Since that time further contributions have ben sent, so thut tho amount the Hev, Mr, I'eet, financial agent of the American Uonrd at Constantinople, had when ho started to get Miss Stone was npproxlmatholv $72.- W0. This sum, It Is understood, the brii; nnds received. CANDID. "Do you mean to say that you have not read nil nf Shakespeare's plays?" "No," answered Miss Cuyenne. "To tell tho truth, I did not moan to say It. As In the caso of most people, tho confession slipped out quite by accident." Washing ton, A Fireman's Closa Call. "I stuck to my engine, although every Joint ached ond every norve was racktd with pain," writes C. W. Bellamy, a lo. comotlvu fireman of Burlington, Iowa. "I was weak and pale, without any nn. potlto and all run down. As I was about to glvo up. I got a bottle of Electric lit tots and, utter taking It. I felt as well an 1 ever did In my life." Weak, sickly, run down people always gain new llfo, strene h end vleor from thM,. ,,u. ,n... Satisfaction guaranteed by O'Sulllvan & Young. Price, so centa. NINETEEN VICTIMS Fire Broke Out in Park Avenue Hotel While 71st. Armory Was Burning. GUESTS WERE NOT WARNED Proprietor Claimed the Building Was Fireproof-BulldlnB Only Partially Burned But People Wero Crazed In the Darkness and Smoke To be Investigated. I New York, Feb. 22. Sophia Beach, CI ears of age, 11 guest of the Park Avcntio hotel, who wns burned about the face and body Saturday morning, died In Bellevuo hospital to-day, as the result of her in Jurii s. This makes the nineteenth victim. All tho other tire victims In the different hospitals will piobably recover, Thu Itcv. William Boardman of Norwalk, Conn., who is suffering from burns about tho face, hands and body, Improved somewhat to-dity. The body of the unldentllled wo man nt the morgue was recognized to-day lis that of Ills wife Julia. Coroner Goldenkranz will begin his of ficial Inquiry Info the loss of life at tho hotel fire to-morrow, lie has summoned a large number of the guests. The ruins of thu Seventy-llrst lteglment Armory und tho scorched tipper stories of the Park Avenue hotel wero gazed at to day by thousands of people. A single flro engine sent a stream of water on one spot of tho armory ruins where wero sti.reel D0.0CO rounds of cartridges und 11 smnll quantity of powder. The heat of tho nro did not explode this ammunition for It was In 11 sub-cellar packed In steel boxes. So great was thu crowd that sought ad mittance to the hotel that police guards were placed at the entrance. District At torney Jerome arrived ut the hotel in the morning, accompanied by halt a dozen of his county detectives, nnd Fire Chief Oroker. They examined the burned por tion of the hotel and talked with Mr. Heed, the proprietor. Lives wero sacrificed. Chief Croker and other ofllclalr. say, beenuso the hotel struc ture, which was said to be fireproof, nan without the ordinary methods of escape which the Itiw demands. There were no file e'senpes, no fire hose, not even a bucket of water, ChleC Croker said. Of the cause of the fire, there are var ious conjectures. The proprietor declares that It was the work of an lncendlury, his design being to tob the rooms of the pa trons. That many ot tho rooms weio looted there Is 110 doubt, but thero Is llttlo reason to believe that the fatal blaze was the work of an Incendiary. Far from holding this view, the of ficials of the fire department say ths tiro originated in the hotel Itself, and that It was not enuse'd by a burning brand fiom the blazing Seventy-llistHegiment Armory across the street, which might have been wafted by the strong wind to the roof of the hotel. As proof of this, they point to the fact that the blaze started at the bot tom of the elevator shaft. Most searching will be the Investigation to be made by the authorities. District At torney Jerome lias already subpoenaed the proprietor of the hotel to appear beforo him; Coroner (Joldunkranz will also Insti tute nn Inquiry, and Fire Commissioner Sturgls undoubtedly will endeavor to as certain who Is to hlnme. All the patrons of the hotel assert posi tively, and It Is admitted, too, by the man agement, that, althought the tiro In the armory had been raging for an hour and a half, no warning had been givon that tho hotel was In any danger, indeed, when somo of the nervous women Inquired of the proprietor If they were in nny peril, ho assured tlieni to the contrary, saying the hotel was perfectly safe. "It Is fireproof," was the way he spoke of it. There is much mystery as lo the origin of tlie flro which wrecked tho Seventy-first lteglment Armory. The gen eral supposition being, however, that a cigarette carelessly thrown Into somo waste paper started the fire. Th fire In the armory was first seen nt about 1:30 o'clock in tho morning, and In n remarkably short space of time that build ing was aflame from end to end. The fire men mnde their way through the streets deep with slush ns best they could, and did nil that was possible to confine tho tiro to tho armory but after they had been nt work nearly nn hour the discovery wns made that the Park Avenue Hotel wns on lire. Tho hotel was crowded with guests who hail come to attend the festivities to bo given In honor of Prince Henry'. More than um persom were In the house. The fire was confined principally to the sixth floors near the elevator shaft. Ati about the tlmo the hotel was found to bo on flic the lights went out, and the corri dors wero filled with smokn. The guests, unable to find their way through the dark ened hallways, jumped from windows or ran directly Into the flame-swept portions nt the building. It Is this fact which ac coiinis for the large loss of llfo, although the hotel was not destroyed. The flames gained headway rapidly, nnel the. lire extinguishers made llttlo Impres sion upon them. Tho guests 011 the fifth and sixth floors had been aroused, and those who had not lost their heads start i'd for the stairways, clad only In wrappers and soma with only sheets thrown over them. Scores of peoplowcro taken from tho windows of the third, fourth and fifth lloors of tho house by firemen nnd by po lice, many of them being made hysterical irom irignt. AMBITIOUS YOUNG MAN Shot His Prospective Father-ln-Law Bocause He Would Not Furnish Money. Chicago, Feb. 23. Angered because his persistent demands for a dowry sufllclent 10 give him a start In houso keeping were refused, and seeking revenge on the fam ily of bis sweetheart, George Chtldro.se, a stenographer, to-day shotand killed Henry Meyercr, her sister. Her mother and an other sister escaped other shots Intended for them, by rushing Into the street. Then, believing ho had killed thu entire family, f'hlldroso sent a bullet through his own brain und fell dead at the door of his sweetheart's room. Tho couple became engaged last Tuesday nnd the young man at once began his do. mauds that the father, it retired mechanic and inventor, furnish money to start tho couple lu house keeping, Tho demands were so largo and persistent that tho paternal consent lo tho proposed union wns withdrawn. When he. was dlmlKsed Chlldrnse vowed to kill the wholo family, and tho tragedy followed to-night. CAPTAIN CLARK OF THE OREGON. Referring to the at lection of Cnpt. f'hurlcs E. Clark, U. S, N lo represent the Navy ut tho coronation of King Ed ward, tho .Morning Leader of Port Towns end, Wash., says1 "Hundreds of people In Port Townseiid were glud to hear of Pres ident Roosevelt's murk of appreciation of Captain Clark's record. The' Mohican, with Captain Clark In command, was here nearly four weeks nnd of nil tho officers hue at that time nonu wns moie popular In Port Townseiid than Captain Clark, He was genlul und uffablu to a degree, lie had many visitors on board ship while hero, nnd It Is remembered of im that ho never fulled lo return 11 call that he re ceived from friends lu town. In this way he indented hlniseir to scores of people hen who became acquainted with him. 11 Is also recalled by those who wer often on board thu Mohican when she was here, that tho officers and men under Captain Clark appeared devoted to him as o ninii unit commnnaer. 110 nan tne confidence nnd respect of Ills men In 11 re- i LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE, Fallibility of the Tuborculln Tost Pro Vlded For In Vermont Laws, To tho Editor of tho Frco PrcBs: I was torry that Mr. lltgbco wrolo tho Inlti'i- In whli'li he luirl e,i tniinli tn riiv ulinnt InfnllUiltl. n1.,o.,.. l.,r..tlll,lM v Cod Is omnipotent, omniscient and omul- present and thereforo lntalllblo and It becomes us to speak ot such things with humility. I have a fairly go.id oplnlon of "the cattlo commissioners but had never thought ot them as being possessed ot nny of the dllne attributes. From my standpoint all of the talk about Infallibility Is "nbso- lute" nonsense. All of us uro of tho earth earthy. In his lust letter tho word only occurs twice and that la a great gain, When the present law was mailo our law makers evidently believed tho test wus reliable but not Infallible and so they pro- vldcd that In caso nn animal should bo killed that did not have the disease, tho State; should pay full value for It. All 1 know about the dlseaso I learned In the town of Stowe, First and last thero has been u largo number killed in this town only a very few 111 the last few ycatii. In Wllllston and vicinity tho dls- ,s lnt! """1'' " " ;C!U, " l H ' ,M " tho samo board acts for the whole S ale. w,u ..nauu.u tu . ..uw m,,.,i, . ee ... . he disease there. From what 1 know- ot ho results here 1 believe the ix.-oplcthe.re If they would bo mnnly, and fair nnd try to get rid of the disease instead of hug- glng It lo their bosoms would always be glad that they did so after It was over In his letter, Mr. Hlgbce gives n very good description of some of the post inoriem examinations of cases In the early stages but he says nothing about cases in the Inter nfiuret, Tf llir f!tn tlult lit! de scribes hud lived so long as another year thev wnnlil hnvo lookeil verv differently. If the destruction In Wllllston and vicinity n'l General McCullough aro old enough to There can bo only one respectable rea lms been more wide spread than In other know better. Wo venture the notion that son for tho payment of these physicians places, It Is because the eoplo nursed the 41,0 Bepubllcnln Is old enough to know by the government. That Is to relieve disease Instead of trying to get rid ot It. 4nt-' Kindergarten of politeness. An1 yet Mrs. McKlnley from nny burden or nnx Mr. Illgbeo says It Is not claimed that doesn't! lety vvlth respect to their claim. That the farmers In Chittenden county arc dls posed to own dleascd cows or to sell unwholesome milk or butter. Bobby Burns says: O would some power the Kittle glo us; To see ourselves as others seo us. ji iiic outcry mat 11ns occn nmuu uy vuu writers In that vicinity does not mean that ine owners 01 sick cows wniuea eo uo iei caen in a market basket. It is too thick """ umi ioe.v were laniuiuauiy ijjiiwr alonc and to be allowed to keep their sick with vellow mud to leak through nnv- a"4 ' ''Is condition until a short tlmo r... . tl .1... . III- 1....tAH frn.n . U I . - . . . Iinfnrn lit. .lln.l rrV.nl V...1ln.t. hn nll'An wi.t uim m nvu ne; iiuiiv uu uuibc. ..v.,., them heaven help us to understand what ic noes mean. I cannot Investigate In 11 scientific way me new position that Dr. Kocn 11ns timcn, 1 nrniwcn to ttilt .irwl uaa lti tln nt.ii.i- time as for me nnd mine wo do not want to use the milk and butter from a case of bovine tuberculosis that Is almost ready to break down and wo would not use the milk from a cow that wo knew had the dlseaso in her udder nnv wav. and the only way to find out where the disease is located Is by u post mortem examination. Mr. Illgbeo nuts me In a dilemma when he says the board assumed to tho farmers that the test was Infallible. They have not done so In other places Mr. Illieh cock admitted that It was not In the Free Press and It was an Insult to the Intelli gence of the farmers If they did so. I wunt to be allowed to think that there Is some mistake about It. I cannot under- sand how tho hoard could have been so dictatorial and cruel to the d.'ufymcn when everybody knows thnt tho lfioment they stepped outside of the law they were in your hands and it Is understood that you rather want to have a law suit. "Out of a clear sky the thunder bolt fell'' says Mr. HUbee. Tho law lu regard to this matter was not ti new oiu The fact there were 11 lot of sick cows there was well known. The milk from some of the announcement that he will bo a candidate sick cows It was reiwrted was being sold for governor of that state, our contem In the city of Burlington. 1 know of one porary says: mini thut took a herd of sick cows down How Now England llfo Is changing, tha there and sold them because ho knew that tvpical governor of Vermont a generation the dairymen thero were behind the times, .go was not n New York owner of rall- It Is understood that the dairymen 'here were lot alone until circumstances com- pellcd the board to take some action, There are lots of people that think the board did not hurry the matter, but were very slow about It. I believe it Is a fact as Mr. Illgbeo claims that human llfo Is lengthening a verv llttlo but that Is 110 reason why all sanitary measures should be given up. Mr. Hlgbce says If this thing continues 110 one who has money to loan will dare to loan It to a dairy farmer and tako a mortgage on bis stock. The fact Is It would be much safer lo take a chattel mortgage with this law In force because all healthy cattle are worth full value and sick cattle aro appraised on the basis of health and the stuto pays one-half of thu appraisal und that Is much more than sick cattle aro worth. N. BIGELOW. Stowe, Feb. 15, 1902. WHAT OUR NEIGHBORS SAY. Demand For Caucus Law From All Parts of the Stato. (From the Northlleld News.) Judging from the demand for a caucus nomination equivalent to an election In most cases, it is dlfllcult to understand why publlo opinion bus not been earlier aroused on the subject to an extent that would not tolerate delay. It will of com so bo said that a class of politicians profit by thu present lux caucus system mid have quietly used their Influence, when necessary, to discourage any legislation pertaining to a reform. While this may be true to somo extent, tho News is In- tiiiicu in inu opinion mat the great tl t- ficulty has been in the intense conse rvat- Ism and lierhups Indifference of voters H Is only a few years since the Idea of the so-called Austialiim ballot system was received with any Interest whatever. Fur a number of years previous to Its adop tion the voters generally listened with patience to the discussion nut seemed In ....... . ...u x..nv...-.-,L.,, ncuiiii-(i ill- cllned largely to subscribe to the declani- tlon that the proposed Innovation was not only u tibc-k-sss one but a distinct relluc- tlon upon the honesty of thu voters gen- orally. When the pooplo finally nrouwU themselves to the situation tho secrut hill- lot was adopted and the Intullint vofr, nimnst in :i num. nriiv wnm on. um dm lose rnrrf itl t v fi'nrdc rl cvlIi, n -.i was ever tolerated. With a properly con- sldered caucus law'upon the statute books tho verdict ot the voters would bo tho same, attur a fair experiment with ihe new law. By all means lot Vermont have u cuueus law enacted by the nuxt Lcgls- laturc. GRANITE CITY AFTER. NEW INDUS TRIES. (From tho Barre Times.) Thero Is a project on font to start a new Industry In this city. Tlie business Is not oxtenslvo and does not require a consider able umouut of capital. However we wunt Interested in ttio matter and It Is mi tc probablo that a manufactory of this sort will ne csiaDiisneu. WINDSOR COUNTY SENATORSH1P. fFrom thf Woo.iR(o,.i. . (Irom the -oodstocli Age.) Rumors mako Dr. W, D, Huntington of Rochester 11 prospective cundlduto for one nf lho State seuutorshlps Irom Windsor! county, and Dr. L. M. C.resno Is also re-' norted as havlnir an evo on c .i.e prizes. U " M ... . . . ,, xuv-u u.&oiy lu uo th W laninK tJBV Atrainot, Uleomartrnrlna (From tho Northflcld News.) Tho oleomargarine bill bus passed the House by a majority of :u. Thu prnvlHhm in n-iuiiT urn inspection nnu iirandlng of renovated butter, which was iidopied lu committee of the whole, wus retained. Ah mum) jiuani-u inn inn is somewhat inodl law which is comlmr frm nil ni.nr.VrL ,Vf rvt'n an "onest and Innocent man under ""'" -"". '"' . " - n, n. ,11 ?L l,.:." n'i?U.ar U:Ta..,C. susoiclon. A State officer. Innocent ot a 5 Impr-sslon that the town draws hardp; a 'V;,., " nrge, even If Indicted by a grand Jury 2??? ?"?U of taking effective notion Vnr 7.,.i, of tnu United Stncs, has no business to """ " "s pou ; !-; ?.LtU 'vL ?.C 1 'e"1,0,"l0,r,:,L'1 Vlm,,s- resign. If he resigns under lire he ought rssfu1' nnrt well-to-do men front all oyer, L..V. ,u iwouciru mat mo onu . , neeounted iriilltv 4110 country, hut recrult-s the hulk of Its Mdedncss of 110 lit e In this State mnken 10 H accounted guilty. ,.niJ,i i,i, t , .,, i,a hat 1 Ms noibio t a,, The . I- ""ntllton, Williams, llobort. University 'Mywhcro lii the i;lji Stales as the' that It is posslblo to Ret. The project Is ot Vermont, University of Mlchiiran. Le- "Diamond Weddlnir." t was tho union ,o'L.TfnKrSXWnoMBlle? C d Cor'no" An uuuVualb? aree ' 'h'er J I'leu'' of the .SS'tm Klf.r" tubers I- ltl on tho . D ?, V? nv ? KntK-! Yi more dis r nl e i-oe'.i e,Vni.'i V., ,rcUB'ou, comprising ns It Is hoped, Hon. k"..ji weiiiui, uon l-.etaDan Santa ttio more acsirnnio. jocai capital is be n; l.'iiv,,, t. ..,.... . ..ii . Cruz do Oiledo Au ron.r..n n. i, ,,.., nm irom tne IOrm ill which it was rcpor- p.urns. Dolls, Sores, Felons Ulcer Tet- ."wai ted from the committee on agriculture. It ter. Salt Rhe manes oieomarearmo or imitation hnMr nnf. ah ...il-.MV-VJ,..uVrrOV rimnlea hlo rSor,:rr,,,?1.''!-.7 wra. 'T.rs-'s 'fMn!,"n therein, subject to tho laws ot such stales or territories, notwithstanding that it mny be Introduced In original packages, nnd Imposed n lax of ten cents tier pound on oleomargarine made. In Imitation of "butter or of uny shade of ycljnwi" when not made In such Imitation tho tax Is reduced to one-fourth of one nop rent, tier tiound. ThO HCCOlld Rprflon in lnteorle.1 tn nrevent. "caters ana oiners from coloring tno un- colored article, by making nny person who colors tho product and then sell or fur- nlshcs It to others, a manufacturer within tMC meaning of tho act. In this strugglo for n desirable protective law for tho dairy Interests no representative has done bet- tor work than Congressman Hasklns, not- withstanding ho Is a now member. An- other hard light will be made against tho I'lll In the senate by the oleomargarine folks. Here again Vermont's Influence will be strongly felt for the bill In the sup- Port Senators Proctor nnd Dillingham will give tho measure nnd It Is believed that the fight will be a winning one, A UNANIMOUS UIC-HDEOTION FOR DILLINGHAM. (From tho Vergenncs Enterprise.) Tho beauty of a changed heart and chnMoned spirit arc well Illustrated In tho case ot the Morrisvllle Messenger, which now says, In connection with the rc-olec on of sCIlator umin,,,,,,,,,. ..Jlost ccr. t(lnIy Tmt , Jui,t h t u , ,)0iic ,(, do vmnnlnumilly.. Anrl tnlnV thllt onI u f , , f h M .0 . .' " ..A'"- " r'.. ' ft" """l"tl m ,lIZn nnd hint at X inenJ ".t .." Jj-'La i.-ini! "wmmu w " A LESSON IN POLITENESS. (From the Bristol News.) TI'o St. Johnsbury Republican rather Impertinently allows that both Dr. Webb "JACK" FINDS POTOMAC WATEH NEEDS DILUTING. (From the Vergenncs Enterprise.) "Winter life In Washington," written ond edited in. ini.n tn rnninii I many gems. Hero's n'samplc: My bath - tub Is frozen solid, pipes bust and for tho nt I must bathe In a tin cup. Tho nresont 1 most hntim in n tin nun drinking water I bring up fiom tho kit- inuii smaller mail a wire icnce nnu wo slice It up and remove It from the basket id remove It from the basket ulu country reason to Dcneve. ana nicon If we spill any on tho floor testnbly showed their own belief, that tho 1 tl let ft dry and then sweep I'rcsldent was on the high road to recov ls Potomac water. I ,-'rj'- n thclli assurances the Vice-Presi with n fork, wo only have it up. Such TnI'' HERALD'S SEARCH FOR A GUB- ERNATORIAL '"DARK HORSE." (From th(J Woodstock Standard.) The "dark horse" allusion quoted els?- whore from the Rutland Herald Is a skill- fill shufllo of quoted phrases, and Its con elusion Is manifestly "too previous. Tho dnrk horse will be easily recognized in due time. BARRE'S WAR RECORD. (From tho IJ-irre Times.) Barre has a proud record lo show for itself In the war of the rebellion. From the wholo town 102 men enlisted In the service of their country and, with one exception, tliclr careers wero honorable. The one ex ecptlon was tho only deserter from Barre. Twould have been better had not that odd man enlisted. A NEIGHBOR REASSURED. (From the Brattleboro Phonclx.) The Providence Journal Is verv sad over hanges which seem to be impending In Vermont. Referring to Dr. Seward Webb' roads, but a substantial village lawyer. who was the sntilre of his community, whoso house was on a hill, who had a library of several hundred well-worn borks, and sat In the best pow In the meet- lug house, lie was a shrewd, often gifted man, to whom the thousand dollar salary was most welcome. The Journal Is premature. Dr. Webb Isn't governor of Vermont. M'rsit'P viriw i.ivi.'nv c-..ti- M.l.lti ACA ri mbR OI-MCL. Tl.e Messenger has merely Insisted that the- lleutenjint.crovernnr of Vermont iu.n Caesar's wife, should tie above suspicion, that the dignity of u high office In the r- vice ot tho State should never be smirched by the incumbent's porsonal misfortunes. St. Albans Messengur. The contemporary's rule of action, be- come a law morally und legally binding on all official incumbents, might vacate every Stute office. All a conspirator ngnlnst the State would need to do would be to bring the Governor and the other offlclals under suspicion, then, like accused Chinese officers, they must fall on the i-wcrd of their resignation and commit offj. lal suicide. It Is mighty easy to bring A JOURNALISTIC KALEIDOSCOPIC. The Brattleboro Phoenix looks at "Its political thermometer, thinking It July in stead of February, and yells "keep cool!" after such advice It Is strnngo that tho Phoenix is the llrat to get excited and warm under the collar. (St. Johnsbury Republican.) No. not excited, merely, earnest. Tho 1'hoenlx does not get exiited. It's not constructed on that model. But It does occas onallv give a verv correct imitation of a newspaper suffering from- suppressed thought. (Vergenncs Enterprise.) "Who shall decide whero Doctors disa gree, And soundest Casuists doubt, llko you nnd :110V" Starting with the premise '"great minds i , .., 1. 1 ..,. 1 p'.""u ,V"'"ml '? """" i? rec,onc," 0 tl,e, 'ltvcrercnco between ths Blnner of the Passumpslc and the ,,l,ri1 ll,R' ttor'. ,T1,10 1""','Mt' """'ever. " u 1. ....,, .i.'ni.,.,, 5n" onU' l0pf' nm,1l,t ,,ur hop.e' lh1 lho 1 , aum-u r ihwihii iu ' "'lIl'a" nn'ruuire u wiusu pabiuis cm "t-turnvc iculeuce of the bull pout and the from the wutcrs of the Otter may ,,, " "i"" ' lA'lnV ones.clf n'xclted and warm under . , ?r w , , l,t,,n?at Js cl ' " UI.1'?1,10B s ,'8 moro ohocerliiK Vi" i . suppressed thought '"v , liaU EUpprefSed thought Than never to hnvo thunk nt all. Brattleboro Phoenix. A CREEK LETTER ANNIVERSARY. Thu Sigma Phi fraternity will celebrato its. "Mli anniversary at Fnlon college, fccliencetudy, on the 4th of March. The so doty wub founded at Union college, March i.-.,.,.. n a t t .....i the U. V. M. and 8trykr of Hamilton niifn ci r"t,i. v... ...,.1 many other dlstlnifulshed nenlluinttii. A K0" K,iea delegation of U. V. M. nnd Ihir- ,Kt0Il membora wlll nttena tno convon. tIon HER SMILE, jju ookc(1 despalilngly Into vacancy "I . . . "v"i" " ""' "' ucaucy. 1 V.'Ju0 . m m!"lvlr.'' ho said In a .,, ruNwn.. , mu uiw i am lunt lull! VIIL.WS 1110 you are utterly iicaniess. - m il luruca iwio, "Hoavensl" she orled In terror. "Did I open my mouth u wide un that?" , . nns cures Bucklen'8 Arnica Ualvn. world. wide fumo for marvelous it eurpassos any other salve, lo 4. it lwtmr hnu idmiklnre nt llnlnn laituiinvu in iicn iu n tvtin I It I i n Klinwn tlon. ointment or halm for nni rvn, M'KINLEY'SDOCTORS, Discussing the Legal and Moral Aspect of Their Claims, (From Caso and Comment) Tho clnlm that tho government ought to pay u largo sum of money to the doctors """' ujjuu n.. McKlnley at tho time of his death has been mnde with considerable carntstti03s. -"- or more of theso physicians, as re- ported by the press, havo talked somo- v.l"t volubly about tho Justice of tho claim, us If the government wero under a slropg moral, It net legal, obligation to pay tho demand. It Is of course obvious that thero Is not tho slightest shadow of reason for asserting nny legal obligation, and thcro Is llttlo more to support a moral obligation. ''he chief renson ndvanced In favor ot nn alleged moral obligation Is that tho physlclnns are entitled to so great a sum of money that the estate of tho deceased President ought not to bo subjected lo Its. payment, and therefore tho government ought to pay It. It Is contended that In taking charge of the case under circum stances which focused the attention of the whole pcoplo upon them they ran tho risk of great Injury' to their reputation In case they wero unsuccessful, nnd therefore ought to have compensation In proportion to tho risk. But, on tho othor hand, tho opportunity to gain great prominence and reputation In case of success would Induco nny skillful physician to accept tho re- sponslblllty, and be glad to do It. It does ot al'I"-'ar "iat " 'hCBe Physicians were reluctant to tako the case. It may well be doubted If there Is one of them that would not have been glad to take the case without nny compensation whatever, nor merely from patriotic motives, but for the advancement of his own professional Interests. lo to say, tho obligation. If any, Is solely toward her, and not at all toward tho phy sicians. The amount to which tho physlclnns in this case are entitled Is a question on which opinions will differ very widely ' her. 13 nothing In the result of their wollt 4r?CIl414I! tnm 4 any extraordinary ?u'n- resident's death may not hay. bcPn (luo 4n tllt'lt' fault, but it cannot be " ...v... ,jLi,i.;i.u ..u. 4,10 country reason to believe, and lacon dent and members ot the Cabinet had dis persed In tho confident belief that the President was nearly, If not quite, out of danger. If It wero possible that tho fatal work was going on so secretly In the President's wounded body that physicians of proper skill could not detect It, they ought at least tn have known ot that pes- slblllty. That they vrreet in sunnosln? that tho President was well enough to take solid food alFo seems to be clear. The best that can be said of them on this point seems to bo that this error did not contribute to the fatal resul. Hut in nny view of tho case thete Is no rscnpe from tlie conclusion that for a considerable period they were completely deceived by the President's apparent improvement. and entirely ignorant of the fatal pro cesses that wero at work and rapidly bringing him nearer to death. Under , these circumstances, while It may be proper for the government to approprb I ate a moderate sum of money to com. pensate these physlclnns, In order to re- lieve Mrs. McKlnley from anv liability to them, It would seem most becoming to them to be very modest In their claims. THE CITY OF NEW YORK. Small Proportion of Its Citizens Natives of Other States. The population of the city of New York, according lo the census of 1900, was 3.417.- ' tnlK number l,27O,W0 aro foreign born, all but about oO.eoO being r.ntlve of Europe. Great Britain sent us 3t,Cv, Scandinavia nearly 50,MW. the Teutonic countries nearly 4l'0,l0, the Latin races 100,000, and the Slavonic countries 245.KX). mote are also in town ii.ono Asiatics, 22,0110 Lanaaians, nnn aoout wo -Mexicans, inese ukuiis were given on January a, at 1110 .onfeience of tho federation of churches, i,y Dr. F. 1 1. Wines, assistant director of 41e eensus. It Is matter of frequent dis cusslon how many New Yorkers were lorn 1,1 Now York. The census does not tell 4hat- lnit lts returns do show that l.S9.',719 ot 4'"' population of 3,437,202 were bom In 41,0 S4a4u of c'w York. Deducting the foreign-born population and this New York tat' Population, It leaves us only j.i.iu citizens who were born In other States 4ha ?l'w Ynrk- of lhe native American citizens of Now York, six out of every (ieven "cr'' ,,0l"n In New York State. That s'cmH rntlltr a surprising piece ot informa- ,tln" for tne reason that one sees and lear.3 ml,cn ot New Yorkers who como '? Now Lk from Connecticut, Massa- emisetts, California, Mnryland, Illinois. ,,.', ilcross tho seas. Poorer people don't -onie great distances to New York to seek their fortunes, unless they como in steam ers. Mr. Martin In Harper's Weekly. CURTIS A STAR WRITER. Goes Whero Ho Likes and Writes What He Pleases. William E. Curtis, tho author of "Tho .iruo 1 nomas Jellerson." recently nuo- llshcd, occupies a unique position upon the American press. Perhaps no other editor, correspondent or reporter in tho world enjoys tho same distinction. For tho last sixteen years his letters ave appeared dally In the Chicago Recout. now Record-Herald. Ho Is allowed to go where he pleas,cs and Btay as long us lie ...,v,i- itu i'ti- likes; ho can write on any subject from nl). , ,, nml , point of view, regardless of tho editor- policy of the paper, and his dispatches nnd lotfera iif-rt itni'ai. nlll-il IHu nn i- me l'oso Is to tell tho truth, no matter whom lt hep( or lurtB nml np has tjone so with .t conscientious energy that Is rccoK lllze(1 by lho editorial profession and the m,l,0 of the Central and Western States. Few'-' newspaper writers are copied much us he, nnd none has a larger pers se twrunna I constituency. He has travelled in nil countries, has written on all subjects, and slne.l 1er.tnhr 1 1 c 11 I.U inlter tina no. piarcd regularly every morning'. NEW YORK'S FAMOUS WEDDING, It Was Called tho "Diamond Wedding" I and Stedman Wrote a Poem About It. Perhaps tho most sensational cere mo,1' of marriauo that has ever been nnnirnt. ru-im n n.i.i,..,i i'0 than ono hundred thousand dollars' worth of nearls nml dlumondH 'ill nimiini rues wero soiemnuea ny Archblshon Hughes, Stedman commemorated tho ovent in a poem, and moralists nolnted tn it ns au extraordinary Instance of tho oviis of splendor nnd luxury that were corrupting American society. So great wan' tne curiosity to witness tills wedding that probably for the first time on such an occasion cards of admission were Issued to tho church A sound of tiollcemnn wnit required simply to' protect the brldo nnd groom from strangers who rushed after them. The magnificent nuptials, it may bo romniked, had ft melnncholy sequel; tho bridegroom soon died; his widow, under tho Spanish laws, wita entitled only to tho right of dower, and all the gifts which ho had showed upon her wero tuken nway from her on the ground that lognlly they wero heirlooms, March LadleV Home tehes nnd all ether Knrlnv cured by Hood's Hnrsaparilla .r-i THE SUN IS SELDOM ON TIME. Only Four Days in the Tear Whm old Sol Isn't Too Early or Too Lato tn Arriving. Tho sun dots not keep good time. Ho is almost always too fast or too slow. Onco about tho mlddlo of April he Is just on time, then not again before the middle of June, At the beginning of September ho Joins the clock a third time, and lastly once more late In December. Now it would seem as if he wero startled at the wny he had neglected us. In February he fell back until he wns 15 minutes late. By the beginning of March ho had made up five minutes of his loan, and beforo tho month Is over ho will have caught up to within five minutes of tho schedule. Meanwhile the days have been growing lonser very rapidly. We begin March with our nights longer thnn our days. We end It with our days longer than our nights. In tho one month we have added to the length of our days an hour and 20 mln utes, .a bigger gain than any other month can show. Prof. S. C. Schmuckcr, In the March Ladles' Home Journal. FNOW-BOUND. The following description of a. New Eng Irnd December snow storm Is taken from John Oreenleat Whlttiers rcem "Snow Bound," and Is entirely applicable to the great snow storm which has visited thte section of the country: Tho sun that brief December day Jtose cneerjess over hills of gray, And, darkly circled, gae at noon A sadder light than waning moon, Slow traclnsr down tho thickening sky Its mute and ominous prophecy, A portent seeming less than threat, It sank from sight before It set. A chill no coat, however stout, Of homespun stuff could quite shut out, A hard, dull bitterness of cold. That checJied, mid-vein, tho circling race Of life-blood in tho sharpened face. The comlntr of the snow storm told. The wind blow cast; wo heard the vour Of Ocean on his wintry shore, And left the strong pulse throbbing there Beat with low rhythm our Inland air. """"V" sunset light .JJZ d"kr"1.,ln P nlht- .....un wucli wito wie HwiLrm And whlrl-dat.ee of tbe blinding storm, As zlrrzop, wavering to and fro, Crossed and recrossed tho winged snow; And err tho early tw-dtlme came The white drift piled tho window frame. And through the glass the clothes-line posts Looked In like tall and sheeted ghosts. So all night long the storm roared on: Tho morning broke without a un; In tiny spherule traced with lines Of Nature's geometric signs, In starry flake end pellicle, All day tho hoary meteor fell; Ar.d, when tho second morning shone, Wo looked upon a world unknown, On nothing wo could call our own. Around tho sllstenlng wonder bent The blue walls of tho firmament. No cloud above, no earth below A universe of sky and t now! The old familiar sights of curs Tock marvelous shapes strange dome3 and towers Rose, up where sty or corn-crib stood, Or garden wall or belt of wood; A smooth white mound tho brush pile showed; A fenceless drirt what ence was road; The bridle post an eld man sat. With lcosc-flung coat and high-cocked hat; The well-curb had a Chinese roof; And even tho long sweep high aloof In Its slant splendor, seemed to tell Ot Pisa's leaning miracle. All day the gusty ncrth wind bore The loosening drift Its breath before; Iw circling round Its southern zone. The sun through das.zllng snow-mist shore. No church-bell lent Its Christian tono .10 ino savage air, no scc'.'.l smoke Curled over woods of snow-hung oak; A solitude made more Intense By dreary-voiced elements, Hie shrieking cf tho mindless wind. And on the glass the unmeaning beat Or ghostly flnger-tlrs of sleet. Phut in from the wcrld without. We sat the cWn-w ir.ged hearth about, Content to let the r.oith wind roar In tallied r.igo at pane and door, A.hlle the red logs before us boat The frost-llnu back with tropic heat; And ever, when a louder blast Shook beam and j-after as It passed. The merrier up roaring draught The great throat of tho chimney laughed; Tbe house-dog on his paws cut-spread I. -.Id to the fire his drowsy head, The cat's dark silhouette on tho wall A couchant tiger's seemed to fall; Ar.d, for th Winter flieslde moot, Pctween the nrdlrons' straddling feet, The mug of cider slmme-ied slew, lho apples sputtered In a rt.w, And, close .it hand, the basket stood With nuts from brewn October's wood. WHEN MISS ROOSEVELT C30ES TO COURT. When Princess Alice goes to court. Dressed In her crimson robes, I trow They may be glad who gather there Tc glvo the western girl a show, And we that have the pride of kings And bow to none that tread the ea.rth We who shine but for what we do, Since we are all of royal birth May be assured that all tho world Shall henr a fair and proud report In re the daughter of the west. When Princess Alice goes to court. They say that she will have no crown, Ah, but they err, for she will vcar The fairest, proudest crown of all That may bedeck the proud heads there, Upon her brow the diadem Of liberty will lightly rest, Knnobllng nnd distinguishing- Tho royal daughter of tho west. And thrice shall he bo henored who Extends his arm for her suppcrt, Thcugh scion of a hundred kings. When IVInccsa Alice goes to court. How pitiful will they appear Among tho lesser subjects thcro Who eagerly l ave wedded for Ihe foolish titles that they bear! She, radiant daughter of the west! Shall stand befoio them frco and proud, A cynosuro for all. while they Remain unnoticed in tho crowd, And we that rre as kings uncrowned. By birth requires! to :n ort To Gotl alone, may point with pride When ITincohs Allco goes to court. S. E. Klscr In Chicago Record-Herald. THE BEE-HUMS IN THE MEADOWS. I'm glttln' weary, Molly, of our visit here In town, Though daughter's done her very best to keep homesickness down. tYlth siNty years spent on the fnrni, tha town don't seem to be, Fcr nil its gaycty an' slch, the flttost place fcr inc. It's true the gulrls Is marled an' tho boys Is gone away, An' home Is sorter like ourselves a bit run down an' gray. But still I want to git back thcro whar' llfo Hows flow nn' sweet. With bee-hums tn tho meadows an' th partrldgo In tho wheat. I've read tho volumes, Molly, my daugh- tor had mo read; I've gone about tho city twice an' nil Its sights I've seed; Hut will you bilove It! lookln' down thero on the cold, an' slush, Thero comes a flood of memories an' a sort o' solemn hush, I tea tho children rompln' round Uie prem,- Ises onco more, An Hproutln Jonquils in the yard an' roses by tho door All' then 1 somehow hear 'twlxt me nn noises of the street, Tho bco-hiims In thu mesdnw nn' tho partridge In tho wheat. Will T. Hale, In New York Times. What's the eccret of hr.ppy, vigorous lie tin ii ' oimpiy Keeping tne liowels, th sioniHPii. i on hot nno KHMie ABSOLUTE SECURITY. Genuine Carter's Little Liver Pills. Must Boar Signature of See Facsimile Wrapper Below. Tory small and as chwy to take as sugar. FOR HEADACHE. CARTERS FOR DIZZINESS. FDR BILIOUSNESS. FOR TORPID LIVER. FOR CONSTIPATION. FOR SALLOW SKIN. FOR THE COMPLEXION ITTLC IVER Ll.S. c Ctirts I Purely TgcUlov6&vSg CURE SICK HEADACHE. A Careful Kitchen Girl. wants a position. If you want the clrl. use a Free PrM want ad. She will be forthcoming. If you are the plrl, use a Free Pr want ad. You'll get a position Immediate, ir. Vermont Is full of good elrls and eoo4 positions. The Freo Press finds tha cirl for tbe positions in a vice versa. Try It. ESTATE Of EMS1JA REYNOLDS. " The undersigned, having be?n appointed by the Hon. Probate Court for the District I of Grand Isle, Commissioners to receive. ..-.v.iijiiu'- .Jin, cmiuM au i-iaiin.s ana ao inands ot all persons against Ellsha Rey nolds, late of Me LaMotte, In said district, deceased, heiebv give notic-e that we will meet for the purpose of examining and allowing said claims at the dwelling house of thr- lat" Elisha Reynolds, deceaseel, lu Isle La Mutt". Vt . on the 31st duv ot July, A. D., ri from 10 o'clock a. ui., until I o clock p. m.. on said day. ar.d that six months from the IXrth day of January, A. D., K-C, is t'io tlmo limited by said court for said credit ors lo pterin their calms to us for ex amination and allowance. Dated at Isle La Motte, this Z'lh day of January, A. I) . Tiff.'. SA.MIRA REYNOLDS. Adrax, I". S. HOLCUMP, W. F. iilLL. !.".w."t. Comml." loners. ESTATE OF Jill IN E. COOK OF UP P.. LINiiTON. Wc, the subscribers, hav'nf tsn . pointed by the HonorabU the Probata Court for tho District of C'h!ttendei( com missioners to receive, examine nd adjust the claims and demand? of all persons against th i-tnte of John E. Cook, lato of Burlington. m said distil t, deceased and also ail claims And demands exhibited in olfsi-t thereto; and six month from the day of the date hereof being al lowed by said i.ouit for that purpose, wo do therefore hereby give notice that wo will attend to the duties of our appoint ment at th" ollli e of John J. Shei "i Church stri-.'t. Korllnyton, lu said d'atrrri on the second Saturdays ot Manh .lint AtiKUst next, at lu o'clock a. m.. on e , h. of said days. uatcu tins lot ii uay or February, 10!)::. JOHN' .1. SHEA, M. C. BERRY. J3,wSt. Commissioners. ESTATE OF MICHAEL McGETTRICK OF HCRLINTiTON. We, the subscribers, having been up. pointed by the Honorable tho Probata Court for the Distriot of Chittenden, Com missioners to receive, examine and adjust the claims and demands of all nersoni against mo oiair ui .Mici.aei iu.'Cieurn'ix lato of Burlington, In said district, d -ceased. .nd aiso a.l claims and demand exhibited In offset thereto and six month from tho day of the date hereof beins a lowed by said court for that purpuae, vo do thrreforv hereby give notlre that wo will nttend to the duties of our appoint ment nt tho late residence cf the decedi nt In liurllligton. In said district cn the se -ond Wcdncsuda of Mur, . .md Aug i it lie vt. at 10 o'cloik a. in., ui e..ch ot s mi daj s. Dated thlslEth day of Februir. IMS. I-', c. Down. .1. R. McMAHON. S4,w3t Commissioners. ESTATE OF ANNE P. TRUMAN OF IH'RLINOTOV. We. the tubjcrlbers, havint tn ap. pointed hy the Honombln tn Probat Court for the Dlstrut 01 i.ittrnden. Com ui.ssloners to receive, examine and adjust (he claims and demands ,u ah persons against the estate of Anne p Truman, Jate of Burllngttu in said district, deceased, and also all claims and de mands exhibitoi !r. offset Ihersto, and s.I months from ihe da of tlie dte hereof being allowed l .-.ml court for that pnr poie, we do uiT'.re hsreb clve notic that wo will atm .1 to the duties of oil appointment iv ih.- olllce of Spauldlng. Kltrball ,tr Co, u. Hi.rllnstPn, ill laid dls. trict on the soo nd i dnesdays ot March and August next, at ltt o'elock a. m., on, each of said da Dated this Jtth day of February, ISftl. A. C. SPA! LDING, A. II, PUTTER, 3i,w3t Commissioners. Wh en Y ou Marry it will De money n your pocket and you are sura to bo satisfied, if you get tha wedding cards of the Fit ee Press Associatiow. PERSONAL, E-I,lciit.-Clov. and Mrs. N, W. KIH huve closed their homo at Islo I.u Mottt nnd will reside lu New York and) Boston during tho coming six wrska. Mrs, Flsk represented Vermont Interests In tlie nntlmiil convention of the Daugh trrs of the American Revolution In Wash ington. Tco late to cure a cold sftr consumption lias fastened its ucauiy gnp on tn lung, II H i II B PI ir