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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS'. THURSDAY. JANUARY 7. 1904.
11 TALMAGE SERMON By Rev. FRANK DE WITT TALMAGE, D.D.. Piilof of Jefferson Park Pretby trian Chureb, Chicago I .ns Angeles, Cal., Jan. 3. In tills .. - ttii1f niiii-n vii iiiu nion, castor 'mininge sounds n vls-or- fVJ.-jV. 1 111 II i iiiMii.i iiuiun u 1 1 1 1 1 1 ir inn now rnn r ml espi-ehilly among those that lie .! ..tV t.m.,1 ,,.- , 1 .... raiiM in n. um. inn mxr w .-unit, tt. "Go j o also Into the vineyard." 1 hCiintlnntlvn 11......... 1i ... !..it. .1. 'i'ri": tlll'IIlt:! 11 is t'SpOCIilll.V pproprlato for the first t-crmou of a UW YC'llI. I 11 S 11 tint . tlii.ii n cnhtii rciiulem over the dead. It is a time w" I I V.-IMUIM MIUlllll I1U llll ......... ., .... .... . .. I. .ihi -mi campaign siiouiu nc ...... . . . .. .. ... . muiii'ii llll 1 11 in r f 1 .1 rt Mm uikhik in i n n ii ouuiiiMuii'u uj outnnic iiurciicii- u tciuuuuiiu an n onu mo lines, not uuik nine, not unit: not "f an rami ciuimi! ntm imt n tattoo. There uouui do no willingness to sleep upon nr arms in peace. A negative policy will never capture 11 H nil t-ftl-lil d.e (' ir st Tt Id .full .. t llnnst in 1-rmifOl liie emu Hi n .ill 'Tlinn ll.llf ,. " 'i'l.is.-.s i.n.,... I.l.n ..... ...w...... ion tno outer cinv a iionnt rtiuv siitr- I. Vincent, lis title wns "Hotter Not." lilt the Christian's llhrnrv In lie -iun. J-ieilC-r 1JV. 1UU sII'tllUIl is cnncu 10 life of positive, active service. On l,'l 1 llll IL. 111. 1 1. ,11111 ICllllllll Will 111 l.n nr. 1 I Ill iMlrnnr T-.S,... 1 1 rt., 1 I is.. o c lorious rmtiorttinltios lor Clirlstinn seiiimoss ayiiii 11 vniir reucu. mm i ssnro volt that in uvalllmr votirselves r ,.. . . . . . ...mi ..... . . . 1 . . l . : . ..... liu ivuttrt unit-IB mitill tiii.-iiirji.-i i iii- W'orlc In the Sunday Schools. There is work, unlimited work, tre- .1 t-...w1.,,. l,AAlr nf l 11W UUJUUm llll; suit,ii z-i uuuin v.i inenca. Tins gospel won; 11 tno more 1111JU! IU1I I. k"Vl-lll-)" lb ILI.ll. .!- S.U.HJ IX Ml ...... 1... .1 .. . ..11 11 pi.iv nr 11. Mill 1 i'i'r lit I tint- 1 1111. tin vnnl'itil- lip Us- nr ell Iflllootl on nor . ....... ...... r . .1. : t .1 t is but a short time since tupy were ew years ago, ami we mm mat ine 0 . 1 . . . . -1 ... . 1 1 'Inrirni. 1 , ! I o .iu nlirtilt in lnuva ii.";iuti yji iiiuiu, ...to .ti.ui. iu . . i. v. cr v aieutta nc unrsi into tears as ne lid good by to his youngest child. Turn ng aside from his family, he said to lis wife: "1 will never see my baby tertle again. When I meet hiin once uore he will have ceased to be a ba ly." Tims if you would work for 'hrlRt iiinontr tlu. children von must .... !. l.ll.l .1. onir remain children. Tne fawn soon ...... 1. 1lt.. .ilnllmj nl' tllr. nfr.ill., .!. nnt. r.-.linln'ril t'fll' llln limn' lln.fl.ir-' I11I11 (II It Uf flUllt'tl 111.1 II. Sunday school work offers an unlhn- rn tup rniifirwii niuoiiir wuuiii inu i -ft. llll.ll'lJ ..... II. in.. .1. .iii..i. nnsi vc l liiiiv no i mm. ill niit.'i ii tn it t.-iuil-.l lull 1 l.n. .nil iiiiivj.iM ..: iiiii.iuv .id the lower classes children seem to be everywhere. There are broods of . ... a .i 1.1. 1 f ......I. . i . L .... ... ...1,1. music when the-:n infantile throngs every morning start on their daily tramp to the public schools. In order to house them for educational purposes millions upon millions of dollars must he snent annually. No Christian disci ple need be afraid of building upon another man's foundation when he goes to work for Christ among the little children. There Is not n consecrated Sunday school superintendent in all the world who is not at his wits' end to find the right kind of teachers who will gather the boys and the girls into the tudents' classes for his Sunday school. Sook (he Yonna. "But," the church member says, "how mil I to get a Sunday school claH? How am I to work among the children? When I enter an ordinary Sunday school I llnd ail the classes pro vided with teachers. Shall I try to eteal away the scholars from wniis oth er teacher?" Oh, no, my friend. No igood is ever accomplished for Christ by theft. What you should do Is to go out and got your own Sunday school class. Thero ore scores and perhaps hundreds of little children living near you who Umiy never have beard the name of ,Ie feus uttered in prayer. Go after them. IGo after them as young invight 1.. 'Moody while still an illiterate youth went after his Sunday school bcholars. Go after them whether they are dressed lin rags or In silks. Go after them even though you must beg shoes for their Ifeet nnd clothing for their backs. Go after them whether tney may be in jpalaco or In hut. Go after them and lpg them to come. Go after them even If .-..ii Imiin tn l.nll.li .'ll..-. ....- Ililn II. J Ull nutu tvj iniwK m . nil, i their affections with candy nnd dolls and with social calls. "But," you say ngnln, "supposing I should do ns you say. Supposing I should get my Sunday School cIbbh to gctlior; then what shall I tench? I am only n humble follower of Christ. 1 know practically nothing nbout the til hie." Well, my Chrlstlnn friend, If you gather your children In Christ'H namo I have no fears about the spiritual re ults. The older I grow the more I be lieve that the most Important requisite tor .elL'ecUvu work u u. Sunday, school tencher Is n loving, consocrntcd heart Intellectual ability Is valuable In lis place, nnd the better the teacher In equipped the better It la for the chil dren. Hut the cssentlnl quality Is lovo for Christ and for souls. Without thnt quality the most highly educated tcjich- if rr is n cold, unimpressive personality. Icebergs may bo very beautiful to look at, especially wncn reiieciing me rays of the rising sun, but Icebergs nre cold shrines before which to bow nnd for- 1.li1i1l..ir 1innlllia(nnn tlnnr Yvlllf.1l tn build a family altnr. Many Intellect- mil brains are merely overawing lee- bergs. They repel rather than nttrnctj L tl.nt. f,.l,-lit..M nttlior Minn nnt hi Tim 1,1 Sunday school teacher needs a warm, loving heart far more Ihnn he needs nn llirelicctliai main, n ns a conseca-aieii gospel teacher yon will week by week conic to your clnsRes glowing with Christian enthusiasm; If you will with mat L.nrisiiaii (uiiiubiiibiu numy wun over your Bible nnd your "Sunday School Lesson Helps," there will bo no need of fearing nbout what you will sav. Yon will not only lead your schol- nrs to Christ, but In teaching them yon will yourself come nearer nnd nearer to your Saviour. A Field For iopel l,bor. Sunday school work Is of the most vltnn Importance. Among nil the fields open for gospel labor I hnve purposely placed It llrst, because I believe It to be the most important of nil. No one can ..ll.. . I ..... ... 41, rt fi.ti.M InllllAl.n nf . ' . ... " Ii Zi-V. 1 1110 CUlUireil WHO llic nun .iiijiiis about our doors. ThemlstoclcB, the great statesman, once placed his hand upon his sons head and sain, 'ims child Is greater tlian any one in Greece, fn. tlio Miniilnii9 rninnuind the Greeks. I command the Athenians, his mother commands me, nnd he commands his mother." We, In Christ's name, can place our hands upon the children. In Sunday school work we can sny, "The children will lie greater man nil, ue- cause the children ot toua win ne tne men and the women ot tomorrow." If you can save the cradles nnd the nurs- eries for Christ, you can save tho world tor rnrisi. i pieau aim ueg oi you, L'linstian uiscipies, to i a great part of your gospel energies In working among tne cuiiuren. Another gate stands wine open ror practical go-pei useiuiness. -xms giue lends into n neiu ngiow wun npcneu human grain, ready to be garnered. It ls erowneu wun young pcopio. m, though crowded with the young men nnd maidens, yet each passenger train coming into our large cities is empty- ing part of its load into this Hold as the ircignt. trains unuy aigorge tneir cattle and horses and sheep Into the Chicago stock yards, and yet thero is I always ruoin iui niuir. ltniii- nieii and maidens, like children, seem to be everywhere. We crowd against them in the electric cars, we bump up against uieiu on Mieei corners m-u i mem .iirougu uio siwi K.iiB u". m saioon anu oiinnru rnnis. no ni uut in reference to missionary work help save them? Church member, is , ha(1 , ln,nd liho n,10thel. i,lterpreta not Christ calling you to go and Inbor (I()U , mwn (.llt.ifiti.in ,nbor ani0B nmong tue staiwi n pnie ui juuu, wen as to use uie Kuspei u.v niimnj, the gnarled and worm eaten branches of sinful old age? The ChrUtlnn'n Duty. How Is the Christian to go after the young people? Simply enough. He ls to go after them with the same vigor ns the agents of evil go after their prey. Here, for Instance, Is n young man who comes Into a large city. He hns no friends. Through an old ac quaintance of his father he gets a posi tion In your store. He has a small bedroom in n city boarding house. How is the Christian disciple 1o greet him? ls he to merely pass a "Good morning'' or is he to go to Hint young man and open a conversation something like Mils: "Good morning! Are yon a stran ger m uie city: Are jon iron, a , oris- nan nome; oi i-our-.e ,vou u-ne. nu church connections as yet. Will you not come down to our church next Sun day morning? We have our Christian Undenvor social nest Thui-Mlay night. I wish that I could introduce you to some of our young people. It is very easy to drift nmong bad associates in n large town like this. I want you to get among the good people. We have some flue young folks up at our church. I know that you will get n warm wel eoine. Ferhnps you do, not know the city well enough to ftiid your way. Come with me to supuyr. and we will go together, or I will call at your room for you." How many young men, strangers In a largo city, are there who would refuse an Invitation to come among Christian people If thus accost ed? How many rooms dedicated by the church for the services of the Chris tian Kndeavor society, Kpworth league or Brotherhood of Andrew nnd Thllip would bo empty, or practical y e mpiy, U tne i.iins.inn ineiiinc.s in. inu inimui. would go out In u plain, prnctlcal way and give such a warm hearted, loving sanitation to tne young ioius as i nave Indira '1? The reason the young poo- pie do not come into church fellowship Is because they nre not personally in- vlted to come, j ins invitation iiuty rests with thu new convert as well ns with tho old. "But," some nged church member says, "this invltntlon duty to the young roues may npiJi.v io uiu.-i.-., 1...1 m me. 1 am not fitted for work among the young. .My nnir is gray. .w. nerves nra not stenuy. 1 nuo ,iUei.,t,i..u t-uue lnrr to Christ until I hnve passed my twoscoro nnd ten. It needs a young person to uork for Christ nmong tho young." No, my nged, gray haired friend: vou nre wrong. There is only one person more fitted to work nmong the vniintr than n Christian yoiina man or a vouna woman. Thnt person is a Christian gray hnlrcd man or woman who is still blessed with a young heart. Though I inny live to bo nlrty, seventy or even eighty years of age, 1 never ex pect to llvo long enough to outgrow my rights to he nn active member of a Young Pcoplo's Christian nssoclatlon. As n pnstor I nlwnys expect to be in such close touch with the young folks of my church that I can sing such a song ns did tho sweet poet of old: . And when, wllh envy, time transported Hhall think lo rob uu of our Jojh, You'll in your girls ngnln be courted, And I'll go wooing with my boys. Yes; tho young people always ought to be "our boys" nnd "our girls" in Christ. Aged Christian friend, great opportunities of gospel usefulness are open to you nuiotig the young folks If you will onfy go In tlim In tho spirit of loving consecratiun, They are open if you will only go to the young folks iu a plain, practical way iu the name ot Joans Christ. . Ever Have It? Yon Have the Stnifii-nent of This Burlington Man Will Interest You. Ever linvc n " low-down" pain in Hip back ., mm , fc (. , ? ll" ll,"lVll U1C Hip i That's the homo of bncknehe. l)s caused by sick kidneys . . . 1)onn Kj(lm,v pill-, 111,11 s " uoan H Jvltlmy lllls cure it. J3nrlin jrton people endorse this. i 1 f -i JCIHl n ('asn 01 11 Mrs. l'rcd'k Kenn of CO ledgo Boad, snys: ".My bark was so bad, so Inmc, so painful tlmt I could not stand straight It felt as If pains were running Into me and l grew m bud that tho perform nuces of my household dutes became a drag. Tlio only way to gel case was to llo down and rest. 1 kept on Imagining Mint 1 would eet better but I didn't un- til 1 Kot a bot of no.tn's Kidney rills ,lt W. J. Henderson's drus slore. The Improvement was rapid and pormnncnt w'll always lie glad to recommend ... Dni,n -M M'hiey Pills to needy sufferers from kidney complaint yor .e!,P i,y au oCnlcrs; price r.O cents. KoiStcr-Mllliurn Co., Buffalo, N. V., sole KentH fop lhp r' s llpmemlier tlie nnmc Uonn's and take no othor. Mlnalonary Work Anou1PP f;(ious field or Christian uspfulnp!.s ls (o i,0 touna i missionary -,.. , , hr (hnt, (.ilrif.. (im kbor llmon. ti,,, cnnnlbnls ot the gonU gMat Amo.lg t))e fur robrd Kst mo3i n th(,h. 1k.0&s nf U)e lcy north, AmoQg tho tattooed Maoris ot New Zeuland and the half civilUed natives of tl)e orent? Oh, yes. They are nil incHnjoj j., tMat term, "inlsslouury .,... T,. divine rnmmnntl. "On ve thor(,forPi and lrn(.h nn nations, bap- t, , ... lhn nam of tl. ,,. ,,.or .,., fl.,. t.. Hnl nhost." has a wol.1(lw!do KiKniflcance. One ot lh t dntlps of n rhrlstl!in s to wo).k for t,R, rorelgI, missionary socie. . fif his ,.,,...,,, ,,v donations by needlework and by pledges you should re-enforce our Christian mis sionaries laboring in foreign fields. You fanuat have a world's .Saviour unles you fee! thnt tho black man of Borneo and the yellow man of China , U)0 lu,,,paU of ,ml,a aro your brothers-brothers In Cbrl-t. Uloso who ,v, , . bnek fl, . f.lr.Miin l.'ibn.- nnmnP. the nnnr and the social outcasts, Christian labor. ns a lady some time ngo expressed it to me in a beautiful letter. She wrote asking me if I knew of any crippled child who had no friends. She wnnted to adopt that child. She well know thnt the nkilebodied children might ultimately be nble to take care of them selves, but the cripple! child never, Therefore she wnnted to adopt a crip pled child and care for the boy while she lived and leave money enough In her will to ran- for the child after sho was dead. Ah, that is the true mission nry spirit! To care for the cripples and the helpless -the moral and pnys leal cripples. You can flijd them in the Mums. You enn hear them knocking at yom. ym, spo tUplT) psh lug past you in the twilight. How can the Christian work in the slums? By giving at least one evening of each week if possible to work in one of the city's rescue missions. You hnve a good voice. Go to those meetings nnd sing. They need you. You know or Kji07jj(i kli;,w 10W't ,llay. (j0 there nnd lead in prayrr. If you can do no more you can nt least give out a hymn book and smile a welcome. Go there and do that, fioiv can you do mission nry work in tho back alley? Go nnd visit the poor homes thnt are only a stone's throw from your door. You will llnd there people who aro silently yet nobly struggling for life. It was well said by a great Christian leader, "The deserving poor are those whom you have to seek and not those who seel you." Go in Christ's name and hunt the deserving poor the halt, tho Inme, the blind. Thero is something wrong lmllf f.i,r,4Hn -i,n -iu- Timni glvll(, d()y ro!,M nroum, (lopH nol ,.nnw nt ,e,,st ,, fnIn jn , , , , , c.hrBt-H mlnu, S(ml a ,nnn,!r. T,pre ,g -,onlPthll)K wrong nbout tbat christian npvpr vpt ,p(,n ab,e t( cM,K(! mH.llnB )n. poor ,nnn. i-0Ui-Pi rhr. nr-Pf of snfferlnit. Another clorious lielil for rihriattni. activity is found In hospital work. It is found where Christ spent most of his earthly ministry namely, nmong the Hlck ,t ,s fm,lul , KoU;s tnvonB, (lie . t.,i w th w 1 te cots and lenv. ,r llp..0 .ifiwer and thorn h word nf encouragement and yonder n prayer. It la fom)l in 11p children's wards, where "'any Utile ones aro cursed with a fit- 1 struggle for physical existence, cursed from tho moment that they were born. It Is found In the old people's homos, where the nged anil the physic- J' inllrm. sometimes petulantly, some- "e. lovingly ami longingly, are wnlt B tor the Inst summons to Join tlie si- lent majority beyond. "It Is better to go to the house of mourning than to the bouse of feasting." Yes, But I believe it is better to go to the bedside of tlie sick than to stnnd by the caskets of tho dead. By the white couch of physical pain the opportunities for doing good aro even greater than by the white shrouds of the departed. But, though the hospitals nre filled to overflowing, how fow of us ever think of going thero to carry a Christ's mes snge of good cheer! When wo think of genuine Chrlstlnn work wo nre apt to look for that work far beyond the was. Wo do not appreciate the opportunities thnt are at our very doors. We are like the hundreds and thousands of I'hlladclphlans who at home never ap preciate the value of Independence hall on Chestnut street. Some of them bad to travel 11 thousand inllea to see old Liberty bell nfter It had been drugged from their own depot to the World'a fair nt ( hl'.-re. Oh. Christian men and women, nevrr let a month of your llfo pnss unless you try to carry God's love into some hospital or sickroom. You enn llnd there one of the most blessed of all works. As you nppronch the "shut-ins." the Invalids who nre compelled to He upon a bed of sickness week In nnd week out, ymi will see the eye brighten nnd tlic lip smile and will hear the blessed words of endless grat itude. You will not oniy near unman commendations, but you will nlso henr the Divine Saviour sny: "I wns sick, and ye visited me. Verily I sny unto you Inasmuch ns ye nnve none it unto one of the least of these my brethren ye hnve done It unto me." The (Joupcl Invitation. Hut thar-e Is still one more field of Christian activity to which I would di rect vour attention. 'I hat Is to the side 'rooms where the nftermeetlngs should ho held In every Christian church immediately following the benediction of the Sunday night service". That Is the nlnce where the gospel netlsurawn. Thnt Is the room In which after a week of prayer the sinners arc given a direct Invitation to .loin the ruurcn. 'mere thev nre brought fare to face with Je sus Christ and are urged to make a do clslon In reference to their soul's eter nnl destinv. Thnt i-i the one place above all others where the Christian should expect to see the direct results of his spiritual Inbnrs. It is tho one place toward which all his scholars nnd young people should converge nnu con center and find its gospel climax. The busiest and most intense Chris tian worker should bo found In the Sunday nlcht aftcrmretlng. No sin ner should be there to whom a church member would be unwilling to extend a go-.pcl Invitation nnd with whom he would feci a diffidence in talking about his Saviour. Je-nis Christ. But the great stumbling block In the way of most new church members Is this they think is new members that they should tnke n hack seat. They feel that older curls Hans, and not the new converts, should move up and down among the people. Tln'v feel that a church ought to be run like the Cnited States senate; thnt In it no new member has n right to be conspicuously seen or heard until ne has served n silent apprenticeship or at lenst six or ten years. The inevi table result Is when a Christian is will ing to remain silent In the beginning of his religious life he is very apt to re main dumb all through his earthly Christian oarer.. The rati In tirl-il mi l.lfe. Oh, that our new converts in our sac red Sunday n'ght aflermeetings would immediately begin to testify for .le-su-s! Testify ns Paul testified on the diiy nf'.'T his i onvei'sion. No sooner did the good Ananias open his blinded eves then lie immediately began to tnli: about .le-c.ii. and hlnr crucified, lie immediately begun to work for the conversion of holds until he was at last drivcu over the Jianiasclls wall, and he hud to tlee tie- town by night. Oh, thnt our new converts In tho sacred nfteruieeting-- on Sunday night would testify for Christ ns did .lame'-i 't'issot with his brush immediately nfter his conversion! This noted 1-Tench artist was once the Idol of 1'arlhlan society. He made his first fume as n portrait painter of society women. But one day while studying the French society woman In an attitude of prayer in a Parisian cathedral he gave his heart to Christ. Immedlutalr to Ids old friends Tl.isot became a changed man. He not only turned his back upon ills old life, but that lie might the more alilv portray the scenes in the life of Christ be lived for ninny years In the far east. The famous series of Christ's life in art is the result of Tlssot's tes timony. Church member, plenil at once for Jesus. Plead at once wherev er you go. Kspecially plead for him and work for him in the sacred after- meeting hfld immediately following tho benediction of the Sunday night preaching mtvIcp. Thu tho cll to tho Christian life ls a bugle bias- for work. The church pew Is not meant for a bed of roses, where Indolence and sloth can lie down for perpetual slumber. Consecrated church membership Is a sacred affinity for Intense- mfeslnaary activity ns well as for "gospel rest." A famous musician once said, "If I -itop practicing upon the piano one da; I will feel my deteriora tion, If two dys the musical critics will feel it. If thre the world at large In my promiscuous audiences will feel it," If tho consecrated church member stops working for Christ one day he himself will feel Ills own spiritual deteriora tion, If two djtys his Christian friends will realize it, if three days the world nt lurge will Ije tho sufferer because of it. Faith's w'.ngs nre movable. They must be kept working nil the time. Now comes the practical determination for the Christian to settle- where are you specially fitted to go to work for Clirist? Choose your spiritual occupa tions. From Huong the many Holds nf Kuspol oppo'-tu-iitiei clino-ie them now. Copyright, i!H'. bv I.o"!m Klopsch. Lameness In the muscles nnd iolnts iu dlcates rheumatism. Don't dally wllh it .1 minute. Take Hood's Kart.aparllUi and onto 11. A CRAFTY CLIENT. Tiauslalcd from the Cerman by Mary J, .SaD'i.nl. I.awycis nie always lonsblered sharp sighted, keen-witted people, hut Mr, Ilanak an attorney iu C did spetlal honor to this reputation, lie not only managed, by various shrewd ideas, to turn tlie scales in his favor, hut his ipilrkncsx and skill In profiting by every change In the Munition made blm the terror of his opponents. However, tills clever 1111111 was once out willed by a pel mm Infinitely Ills Interior iu Intellect -mil ly "Moored," hi fuel, to tho great glee ot his enemies. It happened In Ihls way A linn I three miles from town lived miller named Smith, who also did n little farming. lie was icgai'dcd as half a sim pleton because he was continually tryln new Inventions which he Introduced Into his business, and as Ihey generally proved useless, lie at last beiame a perreet laugh Ing stork. Hut this gave him no concern Whenever anything new was advertised, he was sure to buy It. So he with many others, became the dupe of the tempting advertisement of n gialn dealer, who offered a new kind of rape seed guaranteed to produce nn as lonishlng quantity. The peculiar dualities of tlie seed, how ever, seemed to he conllned lo not coining up nt all, The buyers went to the grain dealer, but he shrugged Ills shoulders, de claring that he didn't make the seed and had nolhliig move to do with the matter. Most of them accepted tho reply, went home, nnd, ns tlieie was still time to 'do bo, planted their fields with other tblnsn, THE CURE IS LASTING. "Ge&tlmn: I should like to tell you, in a fw words, of the good Cal.cura Solrcnt, Dr. Kennedy's lattil medicine, has accom ptltbcd in my case, one of kidney trouble. "Before I teok Csl-citra Solvent my urine waa of a brick duet color, and there w always a sediment of a reddish tings. I proowed a bottle and gar It a ttiornugk trial, I uotloed that the sediment gradu ally disappeared and the urina became clear. I kavs not taken any of the Cal-cnra Solvent for a long time, and no aedimni has appeared." Alt druggists, $1.00. lint the miller, full of wrath, went to Ids lawyer nnd Inld tlic rase before him. After ll-itenlni to Ills client. Mr. Unnnk said : "You were right to come to me, Mr. Smllli, Just let vour cround lie fallow. and of tri lini'vcst-tlme, estimate how much per acre you would have made from your crop. Then tlx your loss nt the price the rnpe is ipioted, nnd demand comiirnsntlnlu from t lie dealer. If lie refuses to pay, we'll sue him." The miller crlnned nnd followed the at torney's ndvlr-. When the time for the fictitious hnrvest rnme, lie eillmnteel the oamnges and, tlimUKh the lawyer, demand ed compenmtlon from the dealer. The lat ter, as nilulit bave been expected, refused and Mr. Haiiak sued blm. As tiMiul, the attorney asked the custom ary retaining fee, but when be found the miller did not bave the money with him, lie said, "Oh, well then, let us leave It till the rase Is over. I know you arc safe, nan meanwhile I II attend to the costs. With the assurance that there was no doubt of wlnnlm; the ease, lawyer and client separated. Smith now went often to the attorney's otliie nn Saturday's to have a lltth: chat and lenrn bow the rase war progressing. On one of these oroaslons he saw a pair of foals frisklnR In Ihe yard nnd, ns an ex port In such matters, at once turned the conversation to the animals. "My. Mr. Ilanak," be exrlnlmed, "you certainly have n line pair of Boats." "rnlucklly," replied the lawyer, "I was Induced o gratify my sons by buying the creatures. Hill Ihey niv a perfect tor ment. Not a day passes I hat I don't hnve some trouble about them If the youngsters take thorn Into the street. And we can scarcely keep them out of the house. They have done all sorts of mischief In the kitchen, and seem to have u special fancy for gnawing the harnesses. The coach man Is everlastingly at the saddler's." "It's only because they are young," said the miller. "When they grow u little older, you'll have no trouble." While they were talking a loud tramp ling was heard on the stnlis. "Tliere," cried the lawyer, "somebody has left the outer door open, and now they'll go dashing around tho house till we can get them driven out again. I II tell you, Smith, you have a large farm-yard, let the bcasls nulot down there. "Yes." said the miller. "Ihey rati do no mischief on my place. "Then the coachman shall take them to you llils very day. Ibis was done, and Ihe millers two Doys were iieusliletl Willi I lie unexpected addition to the farm animals. The goals weie harnessed in a cart, and lairled all torts of ililugs lo and fiotn the mill. Meanwhile the law suit loiillniicd and on the day when, after seveial delays, the sentence was lo be given, tlie miller, full of joyful hope, hurtled to thu attorney to hear the result. The lawyer mnt him at the door. "Smith," he said, "we have lo-,t. The op posing counsel hrotiuhL furwaid various picl'els. tttlf It's of no consequence, we will appeal, win we musl." The miller was somewhat depressed, but his attorney Mattered all Ills doubts by as- sin lug til ill most positively that the cane could nol be lout bcl'oie another Judge. Well, If you think we cau galu it, of course I'll (onacnt," declared Smith, The inse went on thiougli all Ihe couits and, after n long time, was dismissed on the ground that I lie Judge could not uwaid the plaintiff compensation for a piofit The llvlle.st music In Its repertory and of boped for In Ihe future, which could notiln ers of the merlin: hand stationed at lu be definitely estimated. I tervals along the line kept the people mov- ben the miller had dismiscd the whole matter from bis mind, he one day received' this statement wllh a hill nf costs amount Ing to more than thiee hundred and thlrty- Ifiht marks. Smith, who was by no means prosper- on-, felt as if a tnuniieiliiilt bad stiuul; him, then he grew furiously angry, and said tn hliii'df that the lawyer, bv his promises of winning the case had lured him into the snare to be able to pluck him at ds e sure. Where was he lo cet such a sum 7 While pondering over the matter an idea sin den v enleiei 1 s 111 111 . " he "oals bad been given to him, It Is trite, Imt, on Ills Ii I Id 11-11 s account, be had nol had them killed. How would it do, lie thought, fur yon to sny Hint the animals had only been sent lo nil to KeepV Tlie wolds the attorney used In giving ihem might easily bear tbat meaning. No sooner did the Idea enter Ills head than he acted oil It. He knew the day int he received the goats: by estimating the cosl of their feed al only fifty pennies day, It would amount to nearly four hundred marks. The miller hurried off lo the attorney Ihe very nit Snturdav with the two ac counts In his pocket. 'I be lawyer received blm with a long explanation, nnd Inveighed bitterly, nnd In the sharpest terms, against Ihe judge and his ridiculous decision. Hut there Is nothing mine lo bo done, be concluded, 'we have hnd two adverse decisions and must submit." You have done your best, Mr. Hnnak, and the matter is over," said the miller. sn we will settle our affairs. Your bill Is three hundred nnd thirty-eight mnrks." '"ies," leplled the lawyer. "Then we will settle the account for tho goats nt the same time. They hnve grown perfectly tnme now, will do no farther mischief." I'be goat..'-" cried the attorney wrath- fully. "They were given to you ! Have you kept them llll now? I supposed you had killed them long ago. Well, If you don't wnnt the animals, send them back to yon. Wo don t ent goats meat, replied Smith, "besides, I have no use for goats. I wouldn't have taken them as a present. It wns only lo oblige you and prevent them from doing yon nny farther mischief that 1 received them. I'll send them in to yon to day." "Very well, do so. said the lawyer un- giaclonsly, Your bill amomWs tn three hundred nnd Ihlrly-elght mailis. doesn't II? Well, I have one against It." "For what '" cried Banal: angrily, "The goats have been fed nnd taken care of." replied the miller stolidly. "I haven't mnde an unreasonable bill," "What can they hnve eaten':" exclaimed Ilanak. "Hive It to me." When he saw thai the miller's account was larger thnn his own, he burst luto n filly of rnge, swearing violently ns he flushed and tore both hills, throwing tho pieces nl the miller's feet. The latter mnde off ns fast as possible, and there the mntter ended: neither ngnln asked pay ment from the other. (Copyrighted. Hin!, by The Foreign Story Syndicate Co., Itiirlinaton, Vt ) in r. ( I. K ANSI NO AND HEALING CATARRH tUHfc I ok CATARRH Ely's Cream Balm Kusy and ploaiant to uaa. contalnt 110 Injurloug druaj. It is ciulcklv uli. OIvcb relief at once. COLD 'N HEAD It Opens nnd cleanses tlie Nasal Pas !?' ' . Alln' Inflammation. Heals anil Protects tho Membrane. Restores th Senses of Tuste and Smell. Large Slxe, M ceius ut Driik-iclsta or by Mall: Trial Stza, 10 cents by Mall. ELY UROTUUR& 14 Warren St.. N. V. L Official Inauguration by Annual Reception at the White House. 6,711 PEOPLE IN LINE The President fliook Hnndu with A 1 1 Itrcrlveil t'nllern nt the Hate of ."0 u Minnie See, liny 1,'nnlilr to At 'end Colombia without a neprrsenlntlve Washington. Jan. 1. President and Mis. Hoosevett Inaugurated lo-duy the oiilcinl social season In thu nation's capital with a lirllll.iut reception nt tho White House. Ktevcn o'clock was the hour fixed for tin heglnnhiK of tin; reception. For u half hour before that time carriages contain Ins members of the diplomatic corps rolled up to the southern ciitruncn of the house, the ambassadors, ministers and nttache.s of tho embassies and legations assembling, as usunl, In the red panor. AW were ut tired In macnlllcent court costumes or handsome military or naval uniforms, and with sparkling epaulets nnd glistening swords, presented a gorgeous spectacle. Among the representatives' of the nations of the win Id, It was noticed that there was one absentee. Colombia one of this iiiillilry's sister republics of the south was not represented nt the reception A lining some of the diplomats this was regiiiiled 'is sIsnlMcHlit, At eleven o'clock n fanfare of trumpets announced the opening of the reception and the approach of the President and Mrs, Roosevelt. President Hoosevell es corting Mrs. lloosevelt, descended the main .staircase and pasced to tho blue parlor where the guests were received. They were lollowed by members of the cabinet and their nn ompanylng ladles anil members nf the Immediate receiving party. A notable absentee from the receiving line was Secretary of State Hay, who Is ciintlnnl to his home by Illness. Mrs. Hay. however, was in the line. The Introductions were made by Cot. Thomas W, Symons, the President's mili tary aide, assisted by several military officers of leaser rank, First to bn re ceived were Ihe members of the dlplo inati' corps. All of the ambassadors and ministers wore accompanied by their en tire sillies. An dean of the corps, Count Ciisslnl, tho Russian ambassador nnd mas ter of tlie Imperial court, occupied the position of honor at the head of tlie line. Following the tepresentntlvs of for eign governments tame the mcmbeis of ,). r :1 ,iii,. . senators and congressmen, mIii... rticl.t followed tlie - on- sresMii 'ii. Fur the Mist lime at 11 lecep tiou the army was led by officers of the general stafi'. IJetitoiinnt-fiener.il Vouiu, lid the line, wearing the three stars and the title ot chief of staff. Acoompanlng him was flenerai I'luiffee, now assistant chief ot staff, who within a few da.vs will Mieieeil lietieial Young on the lat I.M''i teilreiiient for age. Following them wete offkeis of the general staff, bureau ehi.'fs and their assistant office-is on duty In the vicinity of Washington and retired offii irs. Following tlie army were the officers of the navy headed by Admiral Dewey, The reception was coueluiletl at J:ll o'clock. Mrs. lloosevelt and the ladles of the cabinet Mood in the lecelvlng Hum until ISO. During the last hour the Piesident greet ed his calleis at the rate of F.0 a minute lug tapldly. A prominent incident of the leceplion was tho xchange of greetings between the President and Sir Henry Irving. For several minutes the line was stopped wiille Ihe President and Sir Henry 1 hat led. Tlie President introduced blm to I Mrs. Roosevelt and Secretary Hoot and ' then Invited him lo taken place behind 1 the lino among the receiving party. Sh Henry remained lor nearly an Hour, nur mir mrc-e noiirs hiiu 11 minutes tne i-isi dent received 6.711 people. He had given oniers tluit tne reception should continue iitwo a n nu ei e in iioe nan oven re celved. LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. TianslateU fium the ("lei man by Mary .1. Snfford. Hem. mil d' Issy belonged to one of the oldest noble families In I'hampugc; but his inthi'i is lavish expenditures wasted the family leveuues so completely that wheu lie died, ills widow was forced lo appeal to iclntlves lo give her promising sou the education lie needed lo make his way iu the world. Young lieiliund went to the military school at itileune, v.beie, by natural talent and iiHistatii Industi, lie mse from grade to glade, and when Napoleon began his wnrs with Spain, ii' Issy commenced his (iircer as an otllcer in Ihe Fngineer Corps, and won mu Ii distinction mat, at the age of twenty-three, tlie order of Ihe legion of honor adorned his breast and a captain's epaulettes Ids shoulders If Issy was one of the handsomest men In the whole French army. Ills line liguie showed In Its haughty carriage the con sciousness thnt he owed Ills present posi tion to his own merits, yet without the slightest trace of offensive arrogance. Ills whole appearance was so winning that his comrades did not resent the preference dis played In his favor by the girls and wo men, If they teased him about It, he laughingly answered that he had one bride, innthemailcs, who possessed an Infinite va riety of charms. Tills mysterious Indifference especially In a yoniig Frenchman aroused my cu riosity. Although I did not doubt bis up rightness, I suspected that be had some seciet love affair and watched him nar rowly: but this only resulted In my feel ing still greater regard for blm. Once wheu 1 frankly told him nil this, he luughed and replied: Strange! Why need 11 man be In love with a woman? I am delei mined never lo allow myself to woo uny one unless I can marry her, and at present I am too poor to do that, for I tan support neither wife nor child: be sides, a soldier should in rri marry." After this explanation the subject was not mentioned for n long time. Six or seven months later my comrades nud I were Invited to a ball, attended by all the wealthy, beautiful, and uristocratlc Indies In Madrid. The entertainment was n brilliant one, but what surprised me most was to see my young anchorite, d' Issy, dancing, and I drew nearer to obtain a glimpse of his partner. He probably expected tome jesting words for he smiled ; but his eyes wore glowing with a light which I had never seen In them before. How could It have been other wise? Ills partner wns In every respert a fitting ninteh for hhn an angel of grace and beauty. "Who Is the charming creature with whom d' Issy Is dancing 5" I asked, and re ceived the reply : "Senora Ludgardtt, the widowed Marchrsa Almontez, one of the richest and most beautiful women In Spain." "A widow?" 1 osked ngnln. "A widow nf twenty-three. Yon see d' Issy has good taste." "I never doubted It." I replied. In fact this woman might well have captivated d' Issy, 1 had never seen anyone so beauti ful. I watched the couple. ncrtrnnd danced nud talked only with her, lie hnd eyeH nnd ears for no one else. The Impression which she had made upon him was evidently deep and enduring. Yet MM this was the first time he had seen her, sho bad reached Hevllle only the day be fore. I left the hall early because my head ached and, on reaching home, went to bed at once. I had probably slept four nr fire hours when the roll of drums echoed through the streets, nnd the loud tinging of the hells announced a Hie. My orderly rushed In to wake me. t dressed as iptlrkly sr possible nnd hurtled to the scene of the conflagration. Near the cathedral ! shoaled d Issy, who met me not far from my lodgings, ond we both hurried to the scene of the lire, "Why did you leave the ball so early'" lie asked ns we pressed on. I replied Mint my headache had forced mc to go. "It ended only sn hour ngo; t had scarcely gone to bed when the nlaim was given," said d Issy. Just then we reached the place of the Hie. Tlie cathedral was brilliantly Il lumined by the glare: the flames were al ready blazing high above It. The Span lards stood looking nt It In crowds, but 110 one had tatsed a helping hand till our soldiers set to work, .lust ns we arrived Ihe fire readied a large and very handsome bouse which slood near, with such fury that aid seemed useless. To tear It down seemed lo be the oniy way to stop the progress of the flames. I)' Issy, as engineer, quickly assumed commnnd and ordered thai tlie two houses adjoining tlie burning building should be pulled down nt once. .lust at that moment we heard ft pierc ing shriek. I)' Issy looked up who can describe bis horror when he saw, high up In the burning bouse, his bnn tlfn I part ner, the Mnrchesa Almontez, calling for help. Without an Instant's hesitation be rush ed Into the burning building, whoso flames made a wall of fire behind blm. The shouts that followed were deafening, but no one dared to follow, for the flames blazed mote and more fiercely, shrouding the whole mansion. I)' Issy and she whom he hoped to save were Inevitably lost and. In less than fifteen minutes, a heap of smoking ruins would lest upon their lifeless forms. Ity the destruction of the two houses the cathedral was saved and the lire checked. In dull despair at the death of the he roic d' Issy I retained to my lodgings, and nothed on the way that one feeling reigned everywhere sincere sorrow for d' Issy. Fven the Spaniards admired the French man's heroic coinage and self-sacrllice he should bave been a Spaniard they said. A few days after sone one knocked at my door nt an earlier hour than was rus loiiuiry In Madild. When I opened It d Issy stood before me. I shrank back alum derlng, believing that I saw his ghost ; but he laughed hi his whining manner and held out his hand. "I am nllve! and I've come to ask you to do me u friendly service," lie said, en teiing. "Tell me about It I" I entreated. "How was It possible for yon to escape?" He stretched himself comfortably on the sofa and began his story, "One glance at the woman shrieking for help showed me that It was the beautiful Marchrsa Almontez who - I will confess It now had made a powerful Impression up on my heart. To save her I would gladly bave risked my life, thoiish I did not even think ot that at Ihe moment. Hushing Into the binning building, I darted up the stone stairs. An invisible band guided me aright. The Marchess came tunning down a corridor lo meet me. Oh, my friend, how lovely she looked. Her unbound hah was floating around her marble white neck. She ran toward me. but when she had al most reached me, glanced at her scanty clothing, stopped and, with a loud cry, fled like a hunted deer In the opposite di rection, toward the flames, Inlo which she would have plunged, had I not caught her and seized her by the arm. "Tor Heaven's sake I" I cried, 'you will kill yourself nnd me 1' She turned and looked me In the face an Instant. For a momeut, I stood motionless, overwhelmed by the knowledge of my love for her, then slasplng her In my arms I dashed down the stairs. Kvery where flames were hNslng around us. Hut a vaulted passage led to a summer-house In the garden, whete I beg ged her to wait until 1 Joined her with some women's clothing, which I did a few moments later. Then we wont through the garden and reached another quarter of the illy. We Hie to be married next week, and you, my filend, must be present at the ceremony." I warmly congratulated him nnd, a week nfler, with several ladles and comrades, followed the happy pair to the altar. (Copyrighted. IhOn, by Tlie Foreign Story Syndicate Co., Utitllnston, Vt.) BRIGHAM WILL SUSTAINED. The sn.oon.noo win ;u 10 I'mnui die llrlKhum Hnspltnl. Postcm, Poo. an. The will of the late Peter Ii. Ihighum nt Hoston was sus tained by a 'b-clsi.-in handed down by I list Ice I eluron U. Colt, in tin- I'lited States Circuit Court to-day and the v) Involved will no toward loutullng tlie ltrlgham hospital according to the wishes of the testator. The heirs at law con tested this provision. The plaintiff was llrtbert F. Hrlgham of Iiaker.-held, Vt.. a nephew of the tes tator, who on June .'ii, 1S-C. M1.-.1 a bill in equity In the Flitted States court for n decree of the estate held In trust lor Mm hospital In an endeavor to secure. Jl'.fr ot the property. Peter Dent llrlgham was born Iu tiakorstleld, but went to Hostcm, wlieie he amassed n large, fortune. He died In IHTT. To bis native town he be queathed Jp'.OK the s'ltn of $10,OXI to be used for maintaining and be.xutifvlng the village cemetery am! $!O.U"0 to be devoted to education. This fund was used iu foundlmr Brlgham Academy. IIFMOR OF A ST HI KB, Two strikers were picketing the en. trance ot (in alley dining the .strike at the factory of tlie Kellogg Switchboard Sup. ply rompnnv In Chicago last May. A non-union man came out of the iactory and started across tlie rtreet. One of the striker" picked up a brick. As he lookeii il It an expression of disgust came oer his face and be threw It down "Whv didn't vou tluow it nt that scab?" asked tho other striker. "HecntiT It Is n non-union brick." The World's Work. Accidents come with disti esi'ig fro- qaeney on '.lis farm, ("tils, bruises, stints, sprains. Dr. Thomas' Kelt-Ctrl' Oil 10- ueves tne pain insiunuy. .Never sate without it. YOUR FAMILY HISTORY SHOULD BE PRINTED VU MAKE A SPECIALTY OF GUNK OLOOICAL WORK. Free Press Asso. HURLl.NGTON, VT. THEY ARE PLANNING TO BEGIN Our sessions will continue... Januury 4, 1904, A number. Imvo already registered to be---Kin then. Why shouldn't you? Consult i'rln. K. O.T Kvans. T y-K 4-f 4- 4- --44 4-fs.vv 4-f KSTATR OF OF.OROF. W. PATTKN OF1 WILLI STON. STATU Or? VKRMONT, District of Chlt- tenflt.., s. The Probate Court for tho District nf Chittenden. To nil persons lniTcstcii m the estate ot fltorge W. Pulton, lale of Willlston, In said district, deceased. .. r'liFF.TTNfl: Whereas, sa Id Court bni .isli?iierl 11. K.th day of January inxt for the r.ttc inent of the account of fieorge v, Patten, late of Willlston, deceased, and for a ib eree of the residue of said estate to tin lawriil nminianis 01 tne same, and ornere.l Unit in 1 hi it; notice thereof he Ht-on t.. all persons interested In said estate by puniismng iin-s oru.-r un en weens success, slvelv previous to the day assigned, n thi Burlington Weekly Free Prfps, a news paper publlrhed In said district 'Clinrefnre. vou are hereliv unttileil tn nn. pertr at the Probate f'ourt Rooms in Tur lington, Vermont, on the day assigned, then nnd there to contest the allownnce of slid account if you see cnuee. and to establish your right as heirs, legatees anil iuwful claimants of said rcsldun. raven under my nnnu. this LSth day of December lf.03. .... .MARCKI.I.L3 A. IiISOHAM. sr.wnt. Judge. KSTATF. OF MARY KBN'NBDY 11FRLINOTON. OP We. the subscribers. halnr been an. pointed by the Honorable the Probata) Court for the District of Chittenden, com. Bilailoners to receive, examine and adj'Jit Ihe claims and demands of ah persons against tho estate of Mary Ken ncdy, late, of Burlington, in s.nri dlstilet, deceased, nnd also all claims and demands exhibited In offset thereto, and six monttis from the day of tho data hereof being nllowed by said court for that purpose, we do therefore hereby gtvn notice that wo will intend to tlie duties of our appointment nt tlie office ot the pro. hate court, In Burlington, in said district, on the isth days ot Junnarv and June, next, at Id o'clock u. in . on i-a I. of said days. Dated this Mh day of Deremiier, JOHN Mei'fKN. FDWARD DWYER, I7.w!t. Commissioner. KSTATF, OF H'cy K. HP FA II OF lit R LINOTON. We, the subscribers, having been ap. pointed by tlie Honorable the Probata Court for the District of Chittenden, com missioners to receive, examine and adjust he claims and demands of all persons ntralnst the estate of Lucy B. Spear, lute of Burlington, In said district, de ceased, and also all claims and demands exhibited In offset thereto, and six months from the day of the date hereof being al lowed by said court for that purpose, us do therefore hereby give notice that we will attend to the duties of our appoint ment at the store of C. H. Spear on Wl noi shl avenue, In H'irltn"ion in said dis till t, on tin- ttrst Weilnesda of February and the fourth S eilnesdav ',r June, next, lit III o'clock a. :n.. on e.n h of said dav.s. Dated tills !"th Jav nt Decembor. V)i. HOWARD I'KASII, II.I1I R O SPRAR. IT.wSt 1 'otnmlysioners. I-:SI'ATI-: UF Ill'.s'llY i- ROOT OF Bt'R UNl'TON. STATU OF VERMONT. Distri- t of Chit tenden. To all persons concerned in the estate of Henry C Root, late ot llurhngtf 11, In sail district, deceased. GRFFITING: At a Probate Court, holden at Hurllng ton, within and for tie District of Crut t.mdeii, 011 the '.ih day of Dec 19, an Instrument purporting to be the lnt wit and testament o1' Henrv ('. Root, lat 'it Hiirllngton. iu said district, de ceased, was piesentttl to tho court afore said, for piobate. And it is ordetetl by said Court that the l.",th duv of December. I'M. at the Prolat! Court Rooms In suid linrllngton be assign ed for proving said Instrument, and I hit notice theieol be given to all persons con cerned, bv uubllshing tuts order three weeks suecc-s.-ively n the Burlington Weekly Fiee Press a newspaper published In said district, prewous to the time appolntnl. THERKFORU. you aro hereby notifbd to appear lfore said Court at 'he tlm and place uforsesaid. and otitest the pro bate ot said will, if you have cause Given under my hand at Kurllngton n said district till- -lth dav of Decern 'er, MARCUI.I.FS HIN'CHAM. !7,w3t. Judire. i.'STATK OF C W. BEI.L The undersigned, having ben appointed bv the lion. Probate Court for the District of tlrand Isle, commissioners to receive, examine and adjust all claims and de- nutids of all persons against I Tlell. late of Alburgh in said die tiict. ilece.itnt. hereby el'-c notice mat we will meet for the purp'se of cuammlng ami allowing siH cisim it the residence of H II I'.evuolls at Albtirgh Springs, on the 2'!Ui d-ij 1 f March K04, fiom j o'clock " m.. until 4 0 clock p. m eiuli of sab1 iliis. and that six mopfhs from the -juli day of septeinbet A V isco. - Ihe lime liniltoo uv sam court nir ui 1 editors to present ihelr claims to U3 for exiimln 1 lion n"d allowance D-ited :it Unurah. this ast aay 01 iJ. comber, A. D U6. , (iVORUK w Be.1.1,. .-turn. J S (JORDON, I H RBYNOLDS, 1 -ommlsslonors. 1 pircs Manli "X: .'.03 KSTA't'tt OF ALBKRT '' SPA I 'LD1JNO, HI RLl.MrTOrs We. tho s.ubscribers, run His been ap- nn:n;ed hv the Honorable the Probata Court for the district of Chlttendan, com mlMloners to receive, examine and adjust the cla'tnj and demands of nl! re-'1'ns against the estate of Albert C flrauloinE, Inteof Burlington. In said district deceased. end also all claims and demands xniuuxi In offeet thereto: and six months from tlte dav of the date nereoi r-eing nu.ia by said court for that purpose, we d therefore hereby giv notice mat we wui nfnis ti ti,A aii.ir. nr mir iDDotntment nt the store of Spauldlng. Kimball 4 Co, 111 unrllngton, in sain ntsiriri ue uim nm.i .Monuays 01 annuary ana .lune. h-.m. U 10 o'clock a. m.. 011 eacn 01 nam Dated this ?.nd day of December. 1801. A H. RL'TTBR. I. H. CHAPIS. tCwrt. Commissioners UPTA'iF Or JOHN W Mt GEARY OP BIRI.IM.IU.N. W. tha uhserlbri. having teen ap pointed by the Honorable the. Probata Court for the District of cniuenaen commlssionera to receive, examine una adjust tho claims and demands of all rr- soes against the estate of John VT Jlc i.,.u .,r n..rll ainn In said district. deceased', and also nil claims and demands exhibited In offset thcrsto, anu fix fro-n the day of the date hereof being aU 1 1 ,. ..1.1 en,, fru- thnt DU7POS. WS do therefore hereby glv- notice that we will attend to the dutle9 or our ni'i'uiin....is - the oflice of C.ny & Henderson. "".Col lege street. In Hurllngton. In ssld a,'""".' nn the third Thursslays ot Jamiirj ami June, next, at M o' lo. k a m on ecn ot siid days. . Patou this istl. i'"," .hifr U, J nOOTH. 3t. I'ommisaioncrs. USTATR OF MVUV M URADBUR.Y. STATU OF VKRMONT, District of Chit- 'l'll'iu'persons concerned In the tWn of Mary M. brudhury, lute of Uurltnlton, lu said district deceased, qkhejtINO: At n Probate Coiut. holden at BtirUng ton. within and for Ihe W'SJ.,!ff," den. on the 17th day of I'W, an instrument purporting to U le will aiifl testament or Mary M. HraUbun , late ot llurlltigton. In said die trlct. do ceased, was oresjiitcd to the court afore- -UlulW oted by said Court that the fth day of January. IM. a J ... Court rooms In said llurllneton. be as alrncd for proving wld instr iment . and thnt notice thereof I gP"1.,.10. " persons concerned, by i-. 1 1 tl i ri I n K t n l or -der three weeks successively In .the Bur lington Weekly Free Press, "JJ'W; pubUhhed In said Hurllngton. rreUous to Ihe time appointed .ij to Therefore, you are. hereby notined to appear before enld court, at the time ana place nroressld, and contest the probatd of mild will, If you have caase. (liven under mj hand In li?JgL said district, this Itth day 0 December, h'3' . . nivnllAM Mm'.t. uaj;e.