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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1904. THH WBBKIjY Fit BE PIIEBS, 3 cents per ropy, Bu cents for six months, Jl.W a cnr, pontao free. Advertisements nml Biibscrlpttons re- i .i, ,lle om0' 1S3 College street. Full advertising rates cent on nppllcutlein. Account cannot bo opened for subscrip tions. HubBcrlbctB will please remit with order, names ec ot eMteroa until pay ment Is rccelvc-d, and all papers ate step ped tit the end of the time paid for. Itemlttnnco at the risk of the subscriber until made by registered letter, or by heck or postal order payublo to the IMu llshers. The dntn when tho subscription expires Is on the nddress-label of each paper, tho hnngo of which to a subsequent 'Into c' comes a receipt for remittance. No other receipt Is sent unless requested. Tho to. t'clpt of tho paper Is u mitllclent receipt ,L"P flrHt 'tntirrlptlon. , , Wht-n a chanR-e of address Is "J'Y1; both tho old and new addresses should bo given, 1 ernn-1.00 11 Yrtir, Alimj In Advance, BUnUNGTON, Ttlt ltSDAY, .IAN. WANTED. When you want anything, advertise In the new special column of this paper. Soma bargains; are orfcrcd there this week which It will pay you to read ubollt. Sec pace even. This paper lias more than tf.OUO eaders every week, and ono cent a word 111 reach them nil. The dally newspapers of the I'tilted States use In u year neatly inn.ni.ViW pounds of paper, worth over twenty-tlvo million dollars. AVe have been reluctantly but none the lcs forcibly convinced dining the past lew days th.it tho story about unusually severe weather in tho Arctic legion is correct. His thorough knowledge of gastronomy and his skill at lawn tenuis are mentioned unions the quallllcations of the Hon. Klch urd Olney, for the presidency. Whether theso will secure for him the democratic nomination remains to be seen. Senator Quay nf Pennsylvania says that l'li'sldent Knosevelt will be nominated by the republican national convention wlth cut an opposing vole and by acclama tion. Senator Quay might have made It stronger, but lie probably thought l.Tis Was sufficient for all practical purposes. The following T'nlted Statin senators are foreign horn: Tliomas Maretoiinld I'atter 'n. elemocrut of Colorado, born In County t.p..w. Ireland; Knuto Nelson, republi i in Minnesota. In Norway; Jacob it. Gnl-l.i.g-r. r.-publlcan. New Hampshire, In Cornwall. Oiitano; Joseph Hopkins Mll hiil, r publican, Nebraska, Hamilton, t ai ida, George I'eabody Wetmoro, rc pibliein Winch Island. In London, Kng l.ind. and Tliomas Kc.irns, republican, Ttah, In AVoocNtnck, Ontario. The cold weather has been so intense In Montreal that thousands of water taps have been kept running in order to pre vent tho freezing of pipes, and tlui de mand on the city's water supply has con sequently been unusually large. It is lortunate that the larger cities as well as the smaller municipalities have been saved from gloat coiitlagrntion during this period of intense cold; for peoplo might ho surprised as was Ottawa to llnd how many hydrants have been frozen. force the Issue. The nendlng of n Japan ese squadron to seize the port of Mnsain pho In Korea would ordinarily cutiso n protest to b" made by the government ut St. Petersburg, but It Is possible that HiiMda lias figured on allowing Japan to htrengthen her foothold In that direction, having slmplv'tuaiiocuvted to cause Japan to be satlsllid with this partial offset lo llussia's absolute control of Manchuria. In any event the prompt despatch of this squadron on tho iccelpl of tho Rus sian answer declining to iioiept Japan's terms but t.sklng for renew oil negotia tions shows that Japan does not propose to bo caught napping. I'nder tho circum stances Japan might naturally suspect her undent enemy of a scheme to deity tho opening of hostilities until llusslan fortes could bo strongly posted, not only In strategic points in Manchuria, but also In Korea nml it Is not strange that tho Mikado's govt rnment should determine, lo take tho Ittu-slaii bear by tho rars, as it were. In slreiigthenlt'g her position tiud In lluciico in Korea, Japan Is simply doing what she lias been Insisting was her light to do all along. In view of Hussl.i's adenine hi Manelililla. II tillssl.i is sllf llciently determined in her opposition to Mils move to lead her to light, war wit Japan cannot bo avoided. Jf, on the other baud, Iti.ssiu does not rcgaul the action of this Japanese squadron as a casus belli, Japan will accomplish In part what ho set out In gain, and she will be well lipoid for her trouble. It is useless lo predict i-gateling the outlook for war, pimply bec.i.ise no one outsddc of tne tw governments concerned tan tell Just what Is being dono lor effect and what Is being done as a step III the dlicctlon of actual hostilities. Capital Punishment and Kefbrma-tion. Mr. Kdward Atkinson of Iloston lias In in ex pi rime uting in tho u.-e nl bog mud e.ir fuel and says that briquettes mad of i.i. dried material can bo usud for fuel In a v apparatus which can be used for bit uminous coal, with as good results. It burns with very little ash, and can be pro. eluccd remarkably cheap. Tho supply In the country is enormous. Somehow the announcements of similar cheap substi tutes for coal do not seem to materialize. H is to be hoped that Mr. Atkinson's mud briquettes will go. 3Iurilrr and tlio Duty if tin; Pros. Mrs. Rogers, the Bennington murderess, belli ves she will nut bo hanged, relying on legislative clemency to save her fiom the penalty of her dastardly anil inhu man crime. It would bo intcieMiug to know to what extent she entertained this belief previous to the premeditation ami con ommatlon of her diuboiieal oniispiraiy with her paramour to put her Ho.sli.uid out of tho way, If the criminally Inclined ill tins State have fomn to fi el that legis lative clemency stands between them and death and that executive clemency btands between them and a long term of Imprisonment, we might as well repeal all penalty clauses In connection with crimes against life. Legislators may bo Interested In this connection in recalling tho fact that It Js not very long since legislative clemency, followed by gubernatorial paidon, lesull cd in setting free a man who had been convicted of Invading the sanctity of the home nnd helping a wlt'o to murder her husband in order that they might enjoy Without iestraint their Illicit love. No ono can measuro the extent to which this knowledge has encouraged the spiilt of lawlessness in this Stale. Certain it I that tome Inllnence is leading to a har vest of murders and other gro-s ci line s wholly unlllio anything ever previously experienced In this State, it is encouraging to note the unanimity with which reputable new spapei s are tailing for tho enforcement of the law In connection with this notorious case; and It is to bo hoped that the press may bo impress our whole people with the abhorrent character ot this woman dastardly deed that no member of the next legislature will caio to brave public In dignation by seeking to cultivate sli kly Kontimcutallty In l'u'' behalf, and so that no etecullvo Will over dare to pardon her lleiidisli paramour who lias been sen tented to llfo imprisonment for ills pait in the sickly tn'Keqy. Tlio War Cloud In tlm llust. "Tlio most significant happening In con nection with preparations for pussiule .unties between Hussla anil Japan Is tho departure from London of tlm war correspondents of various lirlllsli Journals for tho scene, of the expected war. I to this Unto Ihern has been some liopo of an underntandlng between Hussla nml Julian, but now that tho war correspon dents are iippioachlug tho point of Inter milt-mill disturbance-, It will bo a miracle If hostilities can be avoided. If a yolluw Journal cannot get up u war at shoit notice, then It is to bo taken for granted that thern Is no light In one or tho other of tho parties, or both. Biienklng seriously, howover, things could not be moving much more rapidly in Inn direction of an outbieak of hostlll ties, if Japan were pluinly iKtertr.lned lo One of the objections lo capital punish ment which aie already being suggested in connection with the case of the Infamous Mis. l-.ogcis. the Bennington muidcrci-f, Is that the execution of a person for the crime ot murder prevents the retot mil lion of tin criminal. Kven If this state ment were correct, many peoplo would not aciept It as a valid argument against the execution of a In irons offender, who in the most cold-blooded, dellbci.ite and treacherous manner possible murders a husband or a wife. W'o believe the records will show that more toinerlons have been noted In the case of miirdcri is Just previous to hi Ins put to death, than of persons senti.n'.'ed to life imprisonment for the shedding of human blood. Wo frequently lead ot ton demned pel sons who devote their last eluvs to the contemplation ot the future, and who are Dually moved to r.tcept the tor solutions of religion as tliey approach the. brink of eternity. If many murderers are reformed through life Imprisonment, very little is heard of such cases. lie this -is it may no murdeier or mur deress In Vermont can complain that ample time lor reformation is not nf- foided between the date of sentence and the date set for execution of the sen tence. The law has Interposed a long delay, and as u matter of f-ict It is so long that the puhlt has time to foig.'t any abhorrent crime, or at least lo be come sufficiently indifferent thereto lo give the offender every chance to secuio legislative clemency, with the practical certainty that some soft-hearted governor will sooner or later turn the criminal loo--c 'rom pilson on the public. The time which elapses between sentence and execution must be peculiarly favorable, to serious thought and if a person is at all cepnhle of refoim. the last days under the shidow of the gallows or the eb.Mli'' (hair mii't move one to think of prepara tion for the future. Hvrn if the sallows or the electric chair is not to be rigarded as an incentive to conversion and reformation, it is not so certain that Imprisonment under exist ing conditions is so munh of an improve ment us some people suppose. On the other hand wo have positive testimony that imprisonment has hardened mar.v pet-sons sent to the penitentiary for le'-s offences than murder. It is Hated, for example, that the four young men re foully at rested for the cnmmlssion of numerous murder" and en lie . cr ines in Chicago w-ro sent to pilsoii lor petty thieving and through noei.iiloii with hardened criminals they were sn thor oughly debased that they wore ready for toy deed of violence when they icgiiiucd their liberty. Slmil ir cases could ! uilil tipllel almost without number. fills h'lng the ia-e, it Is evident that prison inform still has important wnr'c lo do before our penitentiaries can be treated as sure reformatories for mur derers and murderesses of matuie year-' 1 lev ever, U Mrs. Itogers does nm Hilly realize the error ol her ways dm big tile coming year and more, the ehance.s 'are that she would r.ever refoim during a life devoted lo scheming lo secur- execu tive clemency. In the meantime we must bear in mind the short notice which the victims of the intirdi icr or the murderess have to pn paic icr death, as ,i rule, and reuiem fcor that others iiave souls lo save aa well as tho bend who lias learned to murder fellow men In cold blood. land possesses the other (owns, the liquor Interests will havo things pretty much their own way. Ono of the disadvantages of the rehash ing of the question of liquor licenses In each town ecry year Is the practical cer tainty of the not Infrequent prevalence of conditions like those of which our Hut land neighbor complains; nnd this situa tion Is by no means to bo regarded us an Inexplicable phenomenon. As u rulo the man who works and votes against the liquor saloon Is animated en tirely by principle. He has nothing to gnln personally front the wiping out of the rumshop, and In most particulars It makes comparatively little difference to his Individual welfare whether u city has saloons or not. A very small per cent of thoso who oppose the sale of liquor as a beverage may be Inspired by the fact that they have acquit cd an appetite for strong drink which t lie sight of a saloon arouses mote strongly. Another small per cent may also be moved by business considera tions to oppose the saloon. Ot all the op ponents of the rumshop, however, only the man who would remove temptation from himself Is moved by consideration ol his own Individual welfaie. All others oppose the saloon on account of pilnclples or out ot consideration for what they con sider the welfaie of the community. Turning lo the supporters ot tho saloon we llnd that there aie it few Individuals who are not directly Interested hi the In stitution, in any way, but who believe the licensing of u ceitnlu number of places for the Kilo of Intoxicating liquor Is the best way ot ligulalli.g the trnlllc. The great majority of those who support 111' saloon, however, aie made up ot two classes, tlnnsc who want to sell Intoxicat ing liquor for the enormous financial gains lo be ileilved therefrom, and those who desire to patronize the saloon. When the question of supporting li quor saloons comes before the people at the polls, It is usually safe to count upon the active work of all those who tb she to patronize such places, and of a ma jority ot thoo who desire to sell intox icating liquor. They have a direct per sonal Interest in tin campaign and l quire no urging on tho part of others to less do they need to be laboied with to go to the pulls and Mite. They stand on an entirely different basis from those who support t lie saloon meiely as u matter of principle, and it is not surprising that those who have no direct interest In the issue should occasionally weary in well dilng or that it should bo necessary to have strenuous missionary work done in order to induce many who do not believe In the liquor saloon lo go to the polls and vote against it. fore. The water content of the soil mny be so changed and the nrea be so exposed, Hint the seeds of tlio original forest tree 4 can no longer germinate there. Tlio re sult is that a different kind ot ttees mny come In nil It may be n hundred years or more before the trees like those burned will come back again In their former abundance. A fire In n forest Is a very serious mutter, a direct loss to the lum berman In merchantable tlmbci and an Indirect loss because tlio urea btirnol usually cannot produce so viiluallo trees as Hemic 'Most ot the llrcs so far as their origin Is known, have been It need lo careless ness on Hie part of hunters nnd fisher men or of farmers burning brush. In Maine n person, who does not totally extinguish n camp fire In or adjacent to woods, Is liable to a fine of 1100 or a mouth's Imprisonment, "or both, A law like tills in Vermont, vigorously enforced would greatly reduce the danger from forest fires. In Maine nlso the selectmen of inch township are constituted fire war dens with power lo Inspect forests nr.d to employ men to tight fires. Tho fires of last spring took over !lW,f""0 from the pockets of our lumbermen and forest owners and It will deprive their children of a much large.- amount. Now a very small portion ot tills amount expended lor forest protection would go a long way toward the prevention of disastrous for est fires. '.Mr. Plnchot, through bis ft If nils and agents in the State has taken n great personal interest In the forest londltlons of Vermont and he will probably come lo Hurllnglon with some dellnlle sugges tions concerning lire protection and other net ds for best promoting the forest In tel csts of the State." the goods sold, so that the merchants will bo In tlio samo position as before the stamp fever broke out, and the people will bo paying for their presents, as has been the Invariable result of the llnal analysis slnco lime began. "Til 13 NIJW VHHMONT" AFLOAT. (Krom the Ksscx County Herald.) "The New' Vermont." Horn with the local high license law In !!:'. A new mo tive power applied to all the latent forces of the commonwealth. No more looking backward, hut hands to the plow press ing forward. Heretofore tho sun has been obscured at Its thing, and has set in tin atmosphere of haze; but henceforth noth ing will be permitted to lessen Its light or heat, and he who expresses u glorying In the record of the past will bo ostracised from tbo best society, Tlio one bfgh watch word shall hereafter be: Prosperity; rum and prosperity. And wheie is the Hag flying the present time ns the banner lo cality under this try? At St. Albans, St. Albans, sir. TI1K HltillT KINO OV TALK. (From the Wutcrbury Record.) Vacant stores is not a. good advertise ment lot any town and theie is no excuse for It, when a town has the number ot wldo awake business men as Wnterbttry. If the town has got sulliclentbuslncsslo war rant more stores-see to it that more bus hies of themaiiufactiirliigclas.i Is secured this would bring In help. Thus male, trade und demand for unoccupied stoics Tho town Is located right for more exten sive manufacturing plants and should and can secure them. We understand that the Central Vermont railway Is always will ing to do their part when It comes to mulchm; special freight rales for now maii uI'ik tilting plains, ltlght here, the Hecord would suggest lh.it early In Jannaiy the biishie-is men of Wutcrbury "get to gether" for a banquet, and at this time tile business siuutlon of the town could bo thoroughly discussed. Think it over 'I lie l.iri ii-c l-Mio in Towns. Soon after the ( fleets ot tho present liq uor law In ciir,ont began lo make them selves inamlesi tlio ptediLlion was finely made that a number of towns which voted for license would lejiet tho liquor saloon at the next opportunity. Inasmuch as u chance to change each town's policy re gaiellng the legalized saloon will lie all'oiil-- 1 at the coming Maicli meetings the pub lic will soon lie aide In lcaiu whether or not tlie pieilie tlons In question were well founded. There Is every Indication that some of tlio towns will witne ss a vigorous contest over the iiuestlon of licensing the sale of intoNle ating liquor as a beverage during the coming year, and it would be surprising in view of tho experience of ulher Stales ill connection Willi local op tion If somo towns did not inverse their (lis Islou of the preee'ellng election. In tills counce llon the Montpeller Argus says: Jlumois enme irom various towns now under license thai they will be' carried lor no license next Match, and It is well uu deistooel Hint the Anti-Saloon League In tends lo prosecute a vigorous win fine In that direction. It will do good lo havo the subject thus thoroughly agitated. Tho oppoituulty is one of Hie good points tif the new law. ft will do no harm If some of these places abaiulon license, Tlio law oiftrs lice'iiso or local prohibition and trial ol both will help to a hotter under- slundlug of the wholo mailer. The utterance of the Montpeller con temporary leads the Rutland News to comment us follows! One thing Is cei lain; If the apathy over Ihu question that .seemingly exists In Hut- Vermont's I'ornstr.v Interest. 'I lie Hon. Clifford Plnc hot. chief of the bureau nf forestry of the United Slates department of agriculture, lectured In Hurllnglon upon "Vermont Forestry Con (lit Ions and Needs." on January 5. In view nf this fact the following statements may prove timely. Thev am lrom a letter writ ten recently by Mr. Clifton 1). Howe of the Fniversity of Chicago and lecunor In forc'try at the Fnhmsity of Vermont. "The forests of Vermont are a source of great weillli, yet limy am not man age el at- money-earning capital. In fad the usual method of lumbering is such that the owner of ti e forest takes both the Interest and tin capital of his in vestment. Owing lo the growing up ot abandoned farm land.", a larger acreage In the State is eovei"d with trees than years ago, yet 1 lleliee lieu euuy nil' j amount ol lumber tnki'ti fiom our futesH , is diminishing but also Its quality l" drier- Ior.uliH'. Tills is another wuv of saying tli. if the lumber is eiit in sueli a maim ! tliat tin- subfcqiiniit creip is ln '.tlier sei ' I 'l-ge nil nl () good quallti as uie cu ig-I in 'I. " if coin..' the tieatment a limbci lot should iceiivn depends upon its age, the kind of tiees It contains, its distance' from me I'iMiket. etc. For s. me (- iscs the piac li.'c "t fiuistry methods would be Imprac ticable ami unpiofUnble. but I thii.k that in the' niejcrlty eif eisis In this State the I himnoi men coule1 mai.age their forests i along the lines laid down by Hie bureau j of forestry will, doddortly Inci '"ised pro I Ills, and at Hie same time keep them up to Hull- blglle.l proiluelive capacity ill letii's of valuable timber. "Tills applies as well to the farm wool lot If the farmer gave ids wondlot some thing of Hie same caie tb.it no gives his cultivated crops, lie would llml that h's limn thus invested would yield htm vnrv piofllable 1 1 turns. In fact the woodlot is often voi Hi mom than any other part of tin- faun. Some very helpful suggestions In the inanngement of New Kngkind weiod Ints m-iy be found in bulletin No. I.', m cctit'v Issued by the National Human of Forest I. v. Then, too, on almost evcr farm, especially In the hill townships, areas ot gjeater or less extent, unfit for ciops am l.ving Idle. It would ioe'ieas" the' value of the farms If such places were' planted to valuable timber trees. "Nelghboi lug Slate s are conducting for estry wntk aiemg the lines liulleateel above. In Maine, New Hampshire, Con neetiei't and New York, the work Is un der the control of organized torest com missions and the newspapers of Mi.sa chusetts ale agitating the ne!vi.sahillt of following tin' lead of these States. Tlio need of such worn 111 Vermont is just as gicst if not greater than in tlio Stntcs just mentioned. At present, howi-vcr, the most urgent need Is an adequate protec tion from lorest llrcs. File is the greatest rutin)' of n fomst and the greatest detcr ri.ut In -my nlfoit to secure the continued prodiii'tlon of wooel on any area. Tho lumberman cannot alford to sao Hie smaller ttees lor growth unlcs ho is rea sonably sure that Ihey will not be. des troyed by fire. "Last uning we bad an Illustration of wlnt may happen in an exceptionally elry season. Last summer, as you know, I collected elntit 111 regard to the ext( lit and damage of the forest fires In the State. I have in my posseslson statements ol lumbermen and forest owners which make It safe for mo to say that between $ir.0,ej0'' and JUkj.oOo woith of staiullng tlmbci w is burned by the llrcs nf last May and Ji.no In some cases the timber burned was i total le.ss but In the majority of case's r certain part of it was saved by imme dlale cutting. Tin lumberman was thus eompellee! tei cut ttees, which 111 Hie nor mal condition, ho would have left for sev eral years, sometimes for 20 years, so lie lost tlm growth of his thnherlot for tint time, Nor Is tills tho only loss, tho lire bills tho young trees which are to malm the future crop. It also Impoverishes tho soil by burning the humus of tbo decayed vegetable matter on the ground. In tin ebsenee of tlio moisture ubsoiUns layers of humus, the soil elrlcs out quicker '.mil the water runs off inoie readily than lie EIGHTY YEARS AGO. Itlirllngton Incites the N'omleli Codcts to Come Here on 'I'lielr Slnrcli. To the Kdltor of Tho Kre.e Press : Norwich. Vt.. Dec. 2S, 1'Xi.l. lp examining papi'i-s that belonged to mv father, the late Cant. Aldou Partridge, I found a communication addressed to lit tn . a cop.,- of which I enclose herein, thinking It may be of Interest lo the read ers of your paper. Respectfully. ii. v. PAP.THinnn. Ll'.TT KR TO CAPTAIN PARTRIDGE. Hurlingtein, June Id, lsil. Sir: Having b. en Infoinu ei that It Is voiir Intetillon to un let-take a much, wltli tlio cadets under our charge, at some time during the ensuing season, tlm citizens i-f Hurlingtein being elcsiiious of witnessing the Improvements maele in tlio nnlltarv science by Hie youth belonging tei yeuir institution, h.ivc.at a cry gctint.il meeting for that purpose', requested us in tliehs. behalf to Invite you to make all excursion lo this place at such time as will best suit your convenience. Suitable iurunccmenls will be made for your ac commodation as soon as it can lie known thit wi am to be gratllled with a visit. An early answer would be very accept able. A e remain with respect and esteem, Very obedient vervants, SAMFKL H1CKOK. VM. A. GKISU OLD, ALVAN FOOTK. Committee on Heli.ilt ot the Citizens of ' Hui'iington. LIS I' OF C1TI.FNS OF HFI'.LINCTON. WHO OFFICII F1J TO F.NTHRTAIN CADI-ITS. VERMONT TRADE REPORT. Governor Ann Ness will take Captain Partiidge and two cadets: R. II. Gould, i; S. Illckoi.. -I; It. Mllllken, 'J; T. Follett, ": G. King, t: Isaac R. Harrington, C, P. Johnson. C; II. Lowry, 2; G. Austin, 4; Or. Powell, '.'; Mr. Dinsmore. '.; N. Mayo, 2: II. Mayo, 2; Mrs arnii3ton. J, N, i Hayes. !! Dr. Pomcroy, M. lihss. 2; John Pomerov, L'; Captain Nichols, 1; Mr. cu-Ms. 2; Captain Tliomas, 2 T. Pdisiee, : Mr. Giiswold. 1; Mr. Abbott, 2; Mr Mills. ;; George Moore, t. Captain 'lultle. 2- Mr. II. Loonus, ; Flee! K. I uell 2; Colonel Hue 11. 2, L. l.ooillls, ; C. Foote. : .'ie. Mr. Clark, I- Mi-s Williams. 2, Dr. Smith, 2, F. II, Deulng. S; I). MaMi, 2 1. Johnson, .i; Col. !.. Page. 2; A. W. Nje. 1. N. Dultois. 1- Mrs. George liar linftoi', 2; P. Doolllte. 2. WHAT OUR NEIGHBORS SAY vt Tills Vlornl Pcriert Will Later Ask feer i:iM'lltie Clcnieiie'j . (From the Ludlow Tribune.) We ina till; about Hie absolute de pravity of Maiy Rogers, convicted of kill im, her hubund, ot tho woman who told h'T motiier to lake her priest and go to hell with him. luit when has Vermont plo dded a uioi e disgusting specimen of nrinnood than Leon Perliam, self-con-fci'M'd cece.ssiiry. silly tool of a bail wo man, moral pel vert wlio.se blunted senses cannot com prebend the enormity ed his crime'? The linger Hut has pointed ac cusingly at Hie daughters of Km leu countless ages may well falter In tliei fact eif this yielding, murdering, louniWng, be traylng. cowanlly tiling, pi-rmltteel, for some insi'i utable reason, to wear the like ness of a man. I'eiham will not hang but what prison wall is thick enough to hide bin, ii. mi Hie scorn ami contempt ot eery dee e at man with gooel red blood, what cell deep enough to bury his uu bpenkable disgrace? VHHMONT OUT OF D1IHT, (From the Fair Haven lira ) I'lie feeling uf pride State pride expe-ri enied by the' e eiiteir of the lira, on reading 111 tliu article on "State 1 liiancis, by the lion. John L. liacon, State treasurer, in tin' Vi'i-monter for Jannaiy, that tue ritate i Is ni,i oi in ni, win ne tinaicii oy tveiy other true and loyal son of this commonwealth. Tins Is the way Mr. Helena puts it "The State nf erniont is practically free from elelit. This Is literally tine so far as any floating or unfunded liability is concern eel; and lbs only bondeil hnlebieelii'SS Is the issue In aid of the State agricultural college amounting to $13o.i.) whtcli ma tures in I'.dO. The State's principal source of le-M'tiue i from the corporations tax which bioiiglil the State this year the sum of J'sS.OT.l.l'i!; other items, tie is IK; mak ing a teual of CM. Ml. LI I. The net expenses were J'i('2,r:i.!i7, leaving a deficiency of $ll!i,SDvu:i. This was more than provided lor h the JLLdiVe iccelved finin the I nlted States government on account of the Slate's claim for Inteiest paid on funds borrowed for Civil War put poses Good as Ibis showing Is It eoiild be bet teieil by cutting out tin use-less iloodwood that has attached itself trenii time to lime to tho ship of State until the St lie's ex penscs have grown to Hie l eige sum of ji'if, li'di lu I!"1!. This Increase eivcr for mer years Is not to be attrlliateel to growth or changed conillllems lu the Slate but Is ilue in many instances lo the tal king on of appendages for the purpose often times ol piovlellug places for paity wink cis, a pracllee that should never again be I'oiuili niini e el or peilniltcil by 1 1 10 people of erniont. LOCAL STAMP COM PA NIKS, (From tho Mleldlebiiry Register.) The trailing stamp .scheme bearing ft ult true to name. Sow thistle (.ecel, and thistles, not loses, will spring up. No sooner hail the business men of Helming ton ami St. Johusbury, ono In each line, seeiiieii Hie monopoly (?) of t10 gieen trading stamp, than the other merchants In self-defence combined and lu each town formed a local company with homo capital exclusively, and began Issuing rCei stumps. I'iio result Is that practically every mer chant in both places Is now giving either green or red trading stamps. This being the ease, the ne'xt step will bo to slightly Incrcuso the prices ot all HrnilstrcefN llenresentiitUe Finds about I'siial Volume of llollelay Trade, From H'Ports lo niaiistreefs It wembl appear inti'ie-t among business ni'ti at tills season of the year centre s Iargi'iy In the condition of the retail trad", wide n depends iq on the holiday season for I.iim sales, c aicful iimuiry llireuiglio.it tin State Indicates that Hie store' keepers have had a stiicessful trade not mate-ri-ally changed lu volume or value' lrom tin oiellnary amount, of feirmer years. Then in the usual slackening among mainline'- tuiers, pet haps a little more pronounced, wlio Imd tills a coiiM'nlent period to su Piiul operation in whole or part for in- Ve'iitory or oilier put poses. There Is need of more workmen In lumber ellstriets em ploNers lindlng It ellfllcult lo secure sulll. ciedit help to carry on their business to tin1 extent which they would like li'iiuise of lack of workmen. Theru am a luge number of stone cutters idle in some ol the granite' centers but mports inellc.it that the prospects am good lor granlt business later on. There appears to be no pal tie-ubir labor dlslurbanee lu the State. H'lillngton icports a gooel holiday trad a conspicuous feature of which was Hie generous purchascc fiom all el.isse showing Hie comfortable clreninstai.ce.s of employes as well as of others. Manufac turer. aie icusouubly well employed, col lections lair. Rutland reports business good during holidays among Hie retail store s, in s.i'. lespects exceeding former y-iers. Mann fncturi'rs proeluclng usual output for sea son ol year which is not favorable for much activity. Granite business hi Harm is quiet, many stone cutteis being Idle In con-eeiuence Prospects, however, l'gaiileil favorable tor business in the futuie anil ll Is ex pee'leel that from this time on there will be nu increase'. A serious tire Tuesday night in n business block occasioned e einspleialile le.s. Montpeli'T reports the granite nosiuess very mill, retail unite as usual at nils time ot year, i olleclion.s good. St. Albans reports manufacturing biod ness somewhat depressed because of Hie shol tage eif water, otiieiw be conditions as usual, eedlections slow. Miiniilactui nig biisiiie -s in St. John bury Is quiet, many employes are laid off j for a time, letail liaele' not as geiml as a year ago, rini"e i.nus i.eie. ISr.itth'b.iio n i orts manufacturing busi no.ss go nl, re'lail trade lair, collei Hons some v.-lia t slow The knitting mills anil other ftuhlMi lil' nts In IP'iiuiugtun are occupied mo. Ii as usual i, tbls tmi" of year, retail trade and collectloh- good. In Hollows 1'nlls tb,. paper mil!" - re l.usj : al.-o other miiniilactui ers. .'I, 'il ls suHu lent water ill the rier to furni-h power needed ley the mills somo 'nek be ing noted of late. Waterbury icports manufacturers busv Hie wrapper factory running tull ton having pb nly ot orders for spilng (! -livery of ladies' wrappers, retail tiade and collections fair. Weather conditions I'.v e.rable leu- lumber Interests whli h am laige. l'onltney repents slale quarries running us usual lor winter months, re'lail tiiule ; Hub above the average llectlons fair Tlm outlook i.s fair for the coming si i son. The lumbe r interests ai lianliy am very ne'tlve a laige amount of lumber will lie cut during tin winter. Conditions seem auspicious ten- l.uge' eleveleipineiit of mar ble iuarrlis lu tlm future-. White River Junction which depends largely upon the rallload interest for Its prospe'iltv reports business fairly gooel Jobbing trade' of usual volume. Ret 'II trade good Burllnfton Savings Bank INCORPORATED 1317. Deposits Jan. 1. 100J. S.H4(i.;i!)4.'Jli Surplus .115,775.1)0 Tolnl Assols 170.80 TRUSTEES. CIIAS. K SMITH, iliiCNRY GREENE, J. U UAltSTOW. A. G. PB1RCB. WJLLARJJ CHANHX I HENRY WELLS, I'RHUHRICIv W. WARD. DcUosltn m.l. . I, .,.! . i,., I. rat four business dnvu nt i, ,..ei, ,ram Interest from the firit. If mad afterward Interest Will commence the first of the followin month. Interest will be credited to depoiltore January 1 and July 1, compounding twice year. There arc no stockholders in tnle pank. All earnings, leas expenses, belong lo den'silora. Th in in nf Interest de pends upon the enrnlnBS but the law rile ine rate that nny savings ban lu Btste enn nav at tint to exceed three r.el one-half per cent, per annum, until lt urplU3 leaches ten ner cent, nf Its ae- poslt! when a special dividend lo Pi'o i vldtd for. I All taxes In this State are paid by tno hank on deposits ot - or leas. V??' Its are received l sums from 1 to ?,(. and no Interest will be rld on any sum In exreetfl n thla nlnnlinl. eceDt On dO- poslts by widow, ortihans. aelmintstra- tore, executors, guardians, charitable or religious Institutions or or. truit runaa dc posited by order of the court. ri money leaned to any omcsr or iru tee of Hi" hunk. CHARtr'S P. SMITH, riesident. FRKDKRICK W. WARD. Treas. E. . ISMAM, Assistant Treasurer. WHY NOT ADD THE FOLLOWING TO THAT LONG LIST OF RESOLUTION That you are framing; during; the advent of the NEW YEAR? Resolved : That henceforth all of my banking business will be done with the Burlington Truit Co. v "loikv ie,oiiuiiun " s wv. ijsamiiiu ailldbllslll Money back It you need it Hk BURLINGTON TRUST CO. CITY HALL SQUARE NOR.TH. THE Howard National Bank, Corner Church and College Streets. ENGINEER ENGAGED Will Have Charge of Steamer .it Fire Station Three. Other SiibbcnIIou Muile l.nciklnu; temnrel HcMer Protection for ('ciIIcri nml lleiNUIIlll llllllllllll-e Hill I'llxHud otrr .Mnjor'n Veto. The rosul.'ir monthly moctlns of tho bo.'irel ot nlilermen was held Monday night lend the most impoitiint feature won tin announcement by the lire committee that they had ennancd an ciiKlneer to have ch.irg.! of tlio steamer ut lire i-taUon So. 3 In the course of their report they also fcaiu the department was at fault ut the time of the bur.ilm; of tlm medical col lei;e. in not startlni; the the In the en due while on the way to tlio lire. .Iu.or llurlcej vetoed a bill orovlellnc tliat I r. K K. flark, health otliccr. be paid $:. i tnreltm mu-slonary wrk for an autopsy but the bill was passed ; bis l elatlonsb'p w ith 1 1, s over his veto. Tlio mayor iris objcele- l to! fcr many years but found n the extr c payment for autopsies, on tin-1 tunny lor z edmis mi-slonnrv Ktound that the health officer should do ! ' out alone, Ir.i.ellinR v ill' F. ('. Kimball f.ii h street; W K. Mohan v curt: Peter .Senn,, r,.r produce. ' " 'in e iii.il ' f i if; lit lum I , ' i- j i e 1 1 1 1 THE LATE MILES PISK. . in,-.. -i ."-,- i, ii,- ee tin, vc lli i- ii of Interi'-etliii; lA.erliine- Via pi H.i The remains of tin l. it. T: M ,r who elii'el lit the M.ei I , late Friday evcnliiK. u ureliiy afternoon to w - tor Interment. Mr. l'isk was a tin ti f I I a ml wns I'orn there l early ai;e lie moved P. v i pap nls anil s' cured I . in that .State. His i.elli. r e. ous tanner but b st i -ill alillnc a Mlri is m . I . e ee a lln. me ial Tallin i 'J Ii' - .1 pli'lee! his education tie r 1. w ultimately enleied Hi. ii.r M"tliodist :pl-i"pal eie, e mttsdieel with the positm.i t n i church upon th" si ive ry e, h.-i i , tluee other ministers s. p.ir.i' u i f s from the f'hureli 'd .- rt , We. bv in Church nv'venvt t i r u . lime lie lieK.in ministerial work I I I was full of lnteic"-tii.K und it tune e cltincr incidents. J'or n-"iri a c ,ir r i a century he wu stn l n sb' e h- c d He r ii t in i. i.ej i I'll ir et'rr nppe w 'k u lior n Capital Surplus and Profit? Safe Deposit Boxes to rent at reasonable rates. II. T. RUTTER. Casnier ALL ROADS IN VERMONT Lead to the HOME SAVINGS AUL CITY HALL SQUARE. WEST. Burlington, - Vt. ' tfHRSHSHHrT jHHB Every b i t e a pleasure wben the bread is made from The nutty flavor, to delightful to anticipate, makes every meal a long remembered pleasure. Watched by experi enced millers, ground by modem machinery, the vitality and nutriment of the wheat retained, make Wise King Flour a source of health in brain and muscle. Always uniform; never disappoints the bread maker. Your grocer sells it. Bill, Bell & Co. Manufacturer! 'Ogdensburp., N. Y. WINOOSKI Savings Bank I'ruin Us careful managi'trcnt linn not met with less Mom any loan ir.nde dur hit; the last twenty year. Deposits made durlnt; the tint five days of any mouth will draw interest fiom the Drsl day of tliat month. Deposits made afir the fifth day of any month will draw Interest from the llrat day of the next I mouth. I Interest Is credited depositors Jan. lit land July lHt compounding semi-annually. The rate of interest paid depositors by ill su intra banks lu this Klate is limited bv law to three and oiu-li.ilf per cent, until Its surplus amounts to 10 per cent, of its deposits., when an extra dividend is i tee ne made, I No Interest la allowed by law to be paid on deposits In excesB of two tnounand ooi lars except it be on deposits by widows, orphans administrators, executors, guar dlana, charitable or religious Institutions, flr nn triinl I .. ., ... ....... 1 V. . . -.la, n t -.ho, .unua uvjupiee;u IJ j . - court. The bank pays all tnx?a In this State on deposits of two thousand dollars or less. VERMONT LOANS SOLICITED. I Deposits, June 30. 1903 tl.OOO,8J7.0 tiurpius t77,s).u Deposits arid surplus l,07Z,ft7.92 OFf'IC'nnS-S. II. Weston, President; J. B. email, 1st Vice-President; 6. Dig wood, Tnd Vice-President; Ormond Cole, Trea-jurcr. TltL'STKKS S. II. Weston, J. B. Small, Samuel Blfrwood, E. C. Mower, Ormond Cole. u. V. Bay, C. H, Shlpman. R. J. W'hlto. BUILDING COMING DOWN. l)i'liiiillliliiK uf Old t'.i-teinlee- Will Br uin 'Mel" Week. J J. and J. I". Wlialeu received olllcial iii.tiliiMtlou Meiiulay from WnshhiKton tliat their bid for the old Kovernmciit builcliiiK In this city had been necepted, 1 They received notice a couplet, of weeks, ak'O tllieiimli the' I'lce I'li'Si but weic llliniblc to b.'Kln the le inoval of the build . im,' until the olllcial word came. The biilliliUK Is now In their hamls and I they will begin the latter part of tlio I week to tear it down. They nt one tlntu hoped to remove it entire but have ik clded to demolish It ami use the mateilal III the construitioii nl the bulldluc lu rear nf the Strontf block on Main street. It will probably lake nearly two months to set the lot entirely cleared, ( '1 1 KSS TO! 'UNA M KNT. Seven entries have been made fur the cness tournament iineler the auspices of tlio Iturllimtou t'lii'Ks and t'lieoker club, to e held In this city heKluiiiiiK Jan nary 11 .Me-srs. II, Ki'lclumi of Wr Kcnues, i- U. Hunt of New Haven, K. It, I'.elucilou nf Uiltland, II. Online of Moutpcllci, JiiBeph (ilnnrai. and II. AVolcott of Wlnooski und J, l, UivIkiio of tins city will buttle for supremacy. Tito contest will probably continue for tluee d.i:, Karnes beltiff played durliiK the iil'leiiicon and cvculiut Hach enn test,ut will play two uaiuea with all tile other i luyein. tlio unik on his regular salary. The b.i.u.l did not view the matter in tie same llslit. tlio million votltiK tho payment ot th" hill In itio unanimous. The committee cm th" lire elepirtment reported as follows: We have lnvestlK.il ed the facts concernlni? the lire at th" mcelleul colleije and llnd that the depall ment was at fault lu not liithtlmr tb ste liner's lire when she left the stattem. Otherwise the delay was due to unavoid able' accidents. Wu have added an ex perienced engineer to the force at station three for tlio following reasons: l'irst 1'or a station with two pieces of apimtatus four men are really needed. .Second During the cnptalu's meal hours there was no man at the- station competent to handle the steamer. We would also recommend that tho steamer be connected with a better so that she will be practically under steam at all times. As near ns we- can estimate till? would cost about $20'. More hyelrants lire needed about the college bulldiiiKs and Mary Fletcher hospital, In fact, moi" aie needed ill various parts of the c ity, lint of course', notlilnc; can be done reKar.lini? tlie hyurants until sprint;. We would recommend that an arrange ment be made so that the pump in tlie niechanii-.'l bulldlni; at the college could j b" used ns an auxiliary to the steamer at i a fire lu that section. We sueffest that this board designate the amount of tlie simmer enijineer's salary. Tlie lepori wa accepte-el and the mat ter uf the eni.-incer's salary was left Willi l tli" file committee. j A bill presenteil .Inly 21 by Dr. I". K. CI irk for tt for ret vices in performlnc an autopsy on the body of Geeirejo Uuett.' wis returned by Mayor Burke without Ins approval on the ground th.it lie- found no provision for payment of the same. The bid was ordered paid. notwithM icl inK the mayor's veto. I A resolution was passed auihoiizmK tlie j city treasurer to norrow .L." to pay 1 the accrued and accruiiiK liabilities, of the city. ' City Attorney Brown rep..rUd tb.it be I bad Investigated tlie claim nf tin- Burling I ton Furniture company for $11. la nnd that he fouml the damage was done by the i lierye of the company breaking through u deiedhe plank on the Wlnooski bridge. 1 lie lie luimelideil that the bill lie paid. The bill a- order... I paid . t resi'lution was passed authorizing the ' . ommitlee on printing to secure bids for printing, tlie city repoits. The mayor returnt.l, witnout ins ap proval, liie resolution authorizing the p.iymi'iit of fl.r.w damages growing out or the propose el extension eif Elm street north. The bill was letuineel because lift fouml no provision fur tlie payment ot the sum hail been made. A new resolution pioviiling for tli" payme'iit of the sum was ailopted. The application nf Peter I'. Dure for membership as call man in th" the depart ment was necepted and a commission or dered. The special committee to whom was re ferred the cpiestlon of adopting a can! system as n general Inelex of the land rec orels reported in favor of tin same and a resolution ordering it.s .uluptiim was i passed The chapter or the city ordinances rcn tive to buildings was amended by the ad dition of the following sections. Except in the case of the necessary icpalrs to a1 dwelling house already built or the en largement of same to an extent eif not nunc than 10 per cent of the value of said dwelling, tho same may be done with the same materials ot which the eluelllng is built, provided the dwelling after such enlargement has a clear space on all Miles ot 10 feet." .Several bills for labor on th" m'W C.ir neglo llbraiy wen' pre-.-eateel and were or- ilereel paid as follows: . T Austin.! JM.?.'; Peter Sheeran, Jir . : sinei en -partment. $H;'..".7. ' I.. It Coon made application to have his mime included In the list ot policemen re-1 reiving i'i0 per month pay. "i- claim being that he had served as a regular nlllcr f.n live years. The matte r wan ret. ried to tlie city attorney. Alilernian It. 'eves. Morgan and Mie.i were appointed a special committee b lei l n st of lll'nr.s lo serve ai eo tei m of county court, lb' list lo be pre si'iiteel to the board for approval The following bill wei. among those nieleied paid' Standard Coal ami Ice Co., Sll.r.O; pauper department. 51. 20K.47; llobart J. Shanley .v.- Co., $U2 77; Burlington Printing and Book Bluding Co S17.r.O; V. E. Clark. $S7 ii.1: tire de partment pay roll. $777.0 1. M. I. L. Thompson, $lS.!e). street department, $160 SO, I. Henry Parker. $1.00; F. P. Iloblnson, $-e!77: health department, $47..riO; H. .1. Nelson. $2.i,50; J. 11. Black, f'7' llenrv Holt, $.'..00; Biirllngtnu I.lg'ht and i'ower Co.. $e;.:irt. New Png lunil Telephone anil Telegraph Co., Iio.s;; pollen pay roll, WJ.l.V. J. J. White, $70.00, Brownell ,v: Buriiham, $f.8.90; W. II Buckley . Co. $lei.liti. .1. E. Hennls. JitJI; llickok IiisuraiKO gency. $10. st, l'red Jnhonnntt. $J7.00; I,. C. llranl. $19 S0; U. E, Brown, $."i.00; E. E. Pavis, $27.00; lllasgovv Woolen mills, $e'i2.r.0; police dep.irtineut, $33.70, New England Telephone und Ti'legrnpli Co., $H 77, .1. B. Beaiiregarel, $S.ei,.; water department monthly, $7,01(1,70; Sisters of Mercy, $15.00; city court, uuurterly Htiiteinent, $1,001.12; V. (5. Webster1, iiuarterly statement as Jus tice, $112.50; P. I.. Craves, quarterly statement as Justice, $130.05; Municipal .Inurnal, $3.00; lire department, month ly statement, $40S.75. Tlio following licenses were grantee!, under the usual restrictions: ll. C. Buxton for veranda on house ut Nos. 12 and 11 North Battery street; C. V Moore for shed on North avenue, WU Ham Riley for barn wagon, lie often related how he tr. i ei. from Michigan in Vctmont and back agu in an open wagon, often dep. nlel g 'ep. the pmpl- along lil.s lo'itc mo g w1 . be pi eacluil, for the- necessities if r At th iv'1' e.f 7e:. lie S' red i from Dr. A. It. Slmi s n, I'ea.l cf the C i tl Ml .Hill Mi.-Sioll l!'V A li. i i- e , i Holy Land as a mlssi' n ay 'i'.-e vd. n. how i ..r. ellel not pr. . eie ' i os f.n t: Jouri.i y nml Mr. l'isk w i h p ' m. u enough for the trip st i t. I , ,t j i .in I'Mibeel Jcru-al. m .- ' end w ked Its vicinity for a vat It g pi" tunny to purchase proper for 'bo establishment n si na school he linmeclliitelv tr. .k lo New Vork to lay th' - t rr t. Alliance. Tlie orguniz.iti'.i c to t"'.'n i.e. tleiu irlr iio.l I ' if. Mr 1 e upon his own ii'spouslbllov r c in money to H'turn to the cUl w . i v b. he reached l.eindon his tai.d.- v ' he was obliged to send home f r ir ill' He abandoned the projo I of r ' n g Jerusalem and came back to V vv Y r He eoiitinueel ids mi-ionarv 1 r f, to Michigan again. 1'pon a vlf,' I . moot lie' wns sti i.'ken with i era' s v i compelled him to use c-r teles ' e f" which malady he nev.i r-c . tit S then lie' has made his t. an' wi'h M .Mis. . ii. II. Conner ..1 u- t c J he was taken ill when a .t t i.rocKie'ii. .class,, wnei" lie was p, 'ui to dc. missionary work, lb w s the hospital, .suffering vviili kfd ble. Mr. Fisk will!' al r. , 1 . interesting curi - in. !rl (. idols, etc., wl 1 ' lining 1 put up in sn. il woo.b i . - v. sold for 1 p. i- i ix A' u e t death lie' had mi . f tie -.. r sale, all of Willi li li wi.!- I missionary cause. Mr I k w married. Ins secind wu.' p ' nf the first, both 1)"1: g i.iiives of Cluizv, N. Y. lie is s irvived 1 William M. Fisk of Chicago, h il.iut.mer. Mrs. l.nura. M' Art of ington, D. C. He also has trrec ' Mrs. Anna L, I'ri.eni.i" i'rs H ftpe.tr and Mrs. Charles I ei- oiie. nepliew, Liiarles il.irri g' till- citv. i.i n ti i s V f ANOTHER PARK. Plan tee cciirc line for I. mid on eele'Iicsicr Vv lliletlc Purpose's. i- I g n Another atte n pt t.ibilsh un ath'. ti. p k avenue, pro)io-,i. .ns 'i v . for Die' purcii.e-i' : '. I' . v l.il" Mr-, iiiace Ain"wc mi 1'. II Freeman. It li. s lo: , r: fin tee ceiv. tli pri. pr.'V . '.! ' 1 ) 1 I'll" l' i-vi about I . o i s about two i of U .i. ! - ' mir.il.ly el." t. .1 The Ian I If it Is easy . ' i and troin -Mllt.ll'l. ' t l CIII1.H MA!''. -..p. : ' .: i.v Mi- pre e 1 111 IT I th, It i tl.i - t. ith I - botb ty .r d r ll ll' - SICK id ens ll.. It ! I S March i 'harles ci. S' In v r eiiel-a-li.ili'-olil son oi Mr e 1 M 1 S. brvver, in li'lti.iii'l i- . e v rj 1 condition as the re- . It . f c it g e-.vs The i luld wiib mil. i n. in m ' family at oysters for s tot r s v. nights ago and tin- . 1. t nun li sit., e. c uher ni' f ' eiit were taken slightly ill t t time paid no attention to tin matt r F MORTGAGE ft nro tilt niciost loanera in URianom j'or ir.o pat i u years w n.ivo never ior nlrtsfMl n tiinrfftnifi n - friUcn n nli'r, nf rf csiatr. o can lurnisn you rczcrenc i int win Knitftv i n tiinst psaciinc for a list of offerings. Vo personatly i Bpoct nl, our securities. Mention Ui id paper. ihe oidalioma Mor w and Trust GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA. CURTIS & SEDEHyUli BANKERS AND BROKERS 19 Congress St. Boston 92 aroaawa New York Members New York Consolidated Stock nxchange k . i i n i stocks ana bona Bought and sold for cash or carried on marg ipiicr iictiui'M ici v iiii'iikii viiivvn Ui'.- .V (. I'mil, which le Hie llltli ot NtTli'N of lellcrM eeu '".IikIIch In liivo iiii'UI ciiiiiirN, in iieivv rc-iiei. ii ;ieii n liilrMi'ii nrni nil- u I'lHiy, Tin i letter In the Merles, vvblile U tn lie Hie tmiilKiimiitcil eippcr Co., will lie I un llydo htrect; juird .liiiiiiiiry liltli.