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BURLINGTON, THURSDAY, MARCH 24
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The United States battleship Kearsargo
in her recent turret practice at Pen
Facola mndo a remarkable record. Ono
thirteen Inch gun made six hits out of
seven allots In tlvo minutes and twenty
seconds-1, an eight Inch gun made ten
lilts out of ten shots in five minutes and
a live inch gun made eighteen hits out
of eighteen shots In two minutes. If the
Czar had a few men behind the guns like
thoso on tho KearsarBo, the Japanese
might to-day be telling a different story
Irom that credited to them.
A prolific field for exhausted novelists
lias just been brought to view. Amer
ican and British engineers are re
ported to have discovered in Bolivia bur
led treasure valued at $!G,Oj0,000, the search
having been continued during tivo ccntur
ics. There Is a legend that at the time
of tho Spanish conquest the gold was bur
led for tho Peruvian Incas by Indians, to
be paid later to the Spaniards as a ran
Horn for the liberation of Emperor Atahu-
Blpa, but tho money was refused, possibly
nn the ground of suspicion that it could
not be produced, and the trensute remaln
td hidden, The gold is said to have been
discovered drring the progress of a survey
nnd inasmuch as a dispute arose between
the finders, the Bolivian government has
taken charge of the treasure for the pur
pose of supervising tho distribution of
ELECTRICITY TO HF.n.ACE STEAM.
The world has grown accustomed to
ncademic predictions that electricity will
displace the steam locomotive in the not
distant future. This Is a very elastic ex
pression, nnd the public obtains no very
definite idea from its use, beyond a vague
Intimation that we must begin to think
Hbout the possibility of a change In meth
ods of locomotion on our steam railways.
When tho head of a groat railroad sys
tem liko President C. S. Mellen of the New
York, New Haven & Hartford railroad
lays In an authorized interview that he
has to look ahead only a "very few years"
to sec a time when tho steam locomotive
will become a curiosity on tho line of t lie
"Consolidated" between New York and
New Haven, we are at once brought face
to face with a practical probability.
President Melleu's explanation shows
that tho supplanting of steam by electric
propulsion is not to bo expected on all
railroad systems, however. He says that
tho great obstacles to-day to tho .substi
tution of electricity for steam as a motive
power upon the railroads nro the construc
tion of the roads themselves, the fre
quency of crossings and the danger of
conducting the power by a tliltd rail. Ho
thinks these will bo greatly overcome and
5n the near future; and on such portions
of systems us havo eliminated crossings
tno expects tho steam locomotive to givo
third rail system of electric propulsion
In the course of time it is probable that
omo system will be devised which will
combine tho various advantages of the
third rail system of elcctiic propulsion
mid at the same time avoid the extreme
danger attendant on the exposure of a
powerful electric current.
'J'ni.U. OF I.IOF.XSE AND LOCAL
We expressed tho opinion a few days
Bgo that the freo discussion of tho license
ijuestlon would result In a. broader spirit
of toleration in Vermont. We still be
lieve this to be the case, but tho remark
of the Montpeller Argus that "Bellows
Falls has voted no license and Immediate
ly afterward arrangements are com
pleted to connect it with the license, town
of Walpole, N, H., by a new bridge,"
Js not one of tho evidences of suth
tolerance. This is only nn Illustration
of what Is being raid of Rutland and
other no-license towns.'
It ill becomes journals which argued
that one of the merits of the local option
law was Hint it would allow every town
to deride for Itself at to the licensed sale
of Intoxicating liquor within its own
borders, to criticise a town because it
fxerclses that right of option. Much loss
Ihould they indulge In the charge of
hypocrisy, in some cases, in view of tho
lirgumcnt that the new law would do
kway with tho hypocrisy charged up
Hgnlnst Stato prohibition. Tho Intima
tion that a town would go to tho expense
tit building a bridge across the Connect!
lut to accommodate those of its citizens
Who desire liquor, after voting no-license,
J,uggosts its own commentary,
Nothing will ro surely lead to the re
turn of Vermont to Slate control of tlio
liquor tnifllc in sonio form as tho endea
vor of outside Influences to force
license on towns. At tho present time
there is a pronounced disposition to givo
the existing law a fair trial, It Is not
to bo forgotten, however, that a fair trial
means a fair trial by both the support
ers and the opponents of tho law. If
the advocates of local option piocecd on
tho assumption thuf local option is In
consistent with no llconso, they will not
only substan-tlite some of the charges
mndo In thn referendum campaign, but
they will also promote tho growth of
tho movement for State control of tho
Rutland has voted against license the
coming year and Burllngtou has voted
in favor of license. Wo do not believe
that Rutland became a hypocrite In a
day. Wo bellevo that under the law,
us it stands, each town should freely
exercise Its right of choice In this mntlcr,
and not feel free to net only, when It
Votes it certain way.
There arc men who do not use intoxi
cating liquor themselves who sincerely
believe, that license is the best method
of dealing with the liquor tratllc in the
larger towns In the State. Some men
who tiso liquor lit titnc3 do not believe
In tho licensed saloon, with its attractions,
but In 3otno system that will restrict
the tratllc lis much ns possible, or nt
least remove the clement of personal gain.
Tho latter may be Just as sincere us the
former, and neither Is necessarily a hypo
crite. Tho great majority of tho pcoplo of
Vermont are anxious to have that sys
tem of regulating the liquor trartlc adopt
ed, which will best promote tho cause
of temperance and law and order. When
they urn fully satisfied what that system
Is, that Is tho system which will un
questionably be adopted for a consider
If Rutland and Bellows Falls nnd other
largo towns which have changed from
license to no llconso show during the
coming sea'on their ability to enforce
prohibition better under local option than
under State control, it must bu recognized
as a victory for local option, If, condi
tions in thoso towns nro practically the
same us they were under State prohibi
tion or worse, with llccnso as an occa
sional certainty, tho claims made for the
Increased efficacy of local option ns a
tompcranco measure for the larger towns
will bo disproved.
In the meantime we can afford to be
tolerant of oath other's views on the
license question, recognizing that the
object sought Is tho greatest good for the
Tin: test or efficiency.
Some of our contemporaries are saying
that the experience of tho past year shows
at least that under the existing law there
Is less Illicit selling of Intoxicating liquor
than under tho old law. From a temper
ance point of view tho question Is not
whether there Is less illicit selling under
the present liquor legislation, but whether
the consumption of intoxicating liquor
has not largely increased under license,
with more drunkenness aiid disorder as
a natural sequence.
In Iiiullngton, for example, it would
hardly be reasonable to expect ns much
Illegal tralHc, when there are nineteen
licenses providing' for t lie open and legal
sale of Intoxicating liquor to meet differ
ent demands, as there was under legis
lation declaring all sale of intoxicating
liquor as a beverage to be illegal since
under our former system all beverage
trniric was Illicit.
In any comparison of this nature we
must, moreover, distinguish carefully be
tween local option and license.
That license has largely Increased the
traifc In Intoxicating beverages during
tlio yc"r now approaching its close hard
ly needs to be argued In view of the ex
periences of Rutland and other towns,
which led to a revolution in public senti
ment sufficient In some of the larger
towns to swing them into tlio no-license
license as a' temperance measure, as
compared with no-Uecnsc has been tried
and the assertions made, during the refer
endum on this point have been demon
stinted to bo untrue to the satisfaction
of a large number of people.
The question that remains to bo de
termined is whether the claim that pro
hibition in tlio larger tonus could be en
forced better under local option than un
der State control was well founded. This
ti'St of local option as comii.il eel with
.Stale control will fall upon Rutland, St.
Johnsbury nnd Bellows Kalis.
To sum up the situation, llccnso as an
alleged measure of temperance reform
has been tried nnd found wanting. No
licenso under local option as a temper
ance measure in a number of the larger
towns remains to bo tiled In comparison
with State prohibition; nnd tlio coming
months of no-license in the towns named
will tell their own slory as to the met its
of local option.
HEARST AND Till: FIELD.
The republicans' pr-sidentlal problem
having pijetically furnished Its own so
lution, political attention Is now monop
olized very largely hy the democratic
game of chess. In tlio political gime. tlio
r'andidato must not only make pi ogress
himself, but unless he has "a cinch" lie
must also checkmate his rivals. This is
what different democrats aro doing at
the present time.
At present It is the field against Hearst,
Wo referred the other day to the an
nouncement tint Indianapolis democrats
wanted anybody to beat Hearst. Tho
piescnt outlook Is that It will require
tlio united efforts of nil democratic presi
dential "anybodies" to beat tho Now York
publisher. He has secured more dele
gates thus far than all other demo
cratic candidate? combined and even Mis
souri, o which tho democratic nntionil
convention fled In Its eagerness to es
cape Ileal st's Chicago influence, Is won
dering whether she can resist the young
aspirant's urdent wooing.
In view of leeent developments In New
York's democratic factional fight, one
would naturally suppose Parker to stand
a fair chance to stcuro tho presidential
prize of IiIh party, paitlculaily as Boss
Murphy nnd Senator McCirren are said to
have made up. This opinion Is not unani
mous, however. Tho democratic, Now
York World, which will never forgive
Parker for having been nominated by tho
seml-detnocratlo Brooklyn Bugle, speaks
ns follows under tho caption of "Judge
"Mr, August Belmont, tho subterranean
sprite ol rnpld transit; Mr. Patrick Mc
("arren, who for conjectural reasons Inst
fall dostroved and now seeks to restore
Brooklyn's 'autonomy'; ex-Senator Hill,
Hie Htormy petrel of political disaster; cx
Senatnr Murphy, ('roller's friend In short,
pretty nearly all tho men who for fin
years have, led the New York Stato dem
ocracy to defeat favor Judge Parker's
"Personally Judge Parker Is a charming
gentleman, an able judge, a good demo
crat, giently handicapped by tho na
ture of his support, Is Wall Street' also
lor Judge Parker?
Now any one who knows the delicate
amenities of New York newspaper rivalry
might naturally think tho World was
thus working In tlio Interest of ItH dear
friend, William K. Hearst of tho Journal
Whlln the editorial page of tho esteemed
Woild Is thus checkmating Parker, how
ever, Its news columns aro busy show
Ing that Grow Cleveland is not ns un
popular among democrats of the South
and 'West rs ho was well, say when
tho World was showing that Cleveland
had played nn Issue of bonds into tho
hands of J. Plet'pout Morgan to replenish
Uncle Sam'B "vuntslUng surplus," and
was sinning a successful popular loan to
head off this pandering to "plutocracy,"
Stirred by the necessity of doing some
thing to stem tho tide of Ilcnrtt senti
ment In tho Western States tho lion. Hel
ward C. Wall of Wisconsin has announced
hlm.'.clf as a candidate for his party's
presidential nomination In tho hnpn that
ho can hold the Badger Slate delegates
for luturo delivery, but Inasmuch as ho
was a gold democrat, Wisconsin's would
be favorite son mayhave to go to llicwnll.
And io with oilier Into cases of demo
cratic favotlto sons.
hat will tho democratic harvest be?
The Cleveland and Barker booms nro
evidently neutralizing each other -In New
York, thus holding tho influence of that
Statu back ns a factor In the hlruggle
for ilolcsules to St. l.ouls, while tho
Hearst boomers nro busy everywhere In
the country forming, not democratic clubs
in name but Hearst clubs, and .malting;
suro of delegations.
Unless tho situation changes rapidly
this drift will continue until New York
democr.icy finds Itself compelled to mount
the Hearst band wagon nnd secure a scat
as near as possible to the driver.
The result then will be plain. The coun
try will pimply have u repetition of the
campaign of 1300 with William Jennings
Bryan posing as the power behind tho
throne Instead of visibly holding tho
reins of power.
YOUNG MOIIMO.V HKFOItMEIlS.
There Is un old adago that ono has to
go away from home to hear tho news.
It seems to have been necessary for the
younger element of tho Mormon Church
to go to Washington to learn that polyg
amy was being practised in spite of tho
law against plural wives, and that Presi
dent Smith of the Mormon Church him
self had live wives and no less than forty
It is barely possible, of course, that
the young Mormons did not make this
startling discovery through a .lerus-al of
tho record of the Smoot hearings In
Washington. It was announced that all
of President Smith's wives and over
thirty of his children gathetcd to meet
him on bis return to Salt Bake City from
the national capital, and it is not Im
possible that the first intimation tho
young Mormons had that then- church
president was not leadint, a sober, mo
nogamous and icllgiutis life was the ap
pearunco ol this imiltl-m.il lied man's
mi iTy wiles and their progeny nl the
station to greet him. If so the famous
Bee lltvo House must be a marvel of
Be this all ns it may, tho younger ele
ment of the Mormon Church Is said
to have been so scandalized liy the- open
declaration of President Joseph K. Smith
that he was living Willi his five wives in
defiance of law, and above all that he
propusi d to continue doing so, that they
have united in a movement billing for its
object the enforcement of the pledges
given' to the lederal government when
Utah was admitted as a State.
It is encouraging to note that these
young Mormons have threatened that un
less I'icsidont Smith and the other polyg
amous church authorities do not abandon
plural wives and return to monogamy,
they will withdraw from the church.. A
general conference of tho so-called
"saints" Is to bo held in Salt tiko City
tho coming month, and according In all
net mints this is the ultimatum which the
young Mormons will deliver to their
miilti-matriinoniul ministeis at that time.
Jt is dllheult to believe this story in
view of all that we have been told about,
the power of 'the Mormon Church over its
membeis, but It is easy to understand
how the Mormons who do not believe in
'polygamy mint have been scandalized
as a tcsult of the clisclosuios in Wash
ington. If it is true, tliis threatened io-
volt I- significant, and those responsible
for the Investigation into tho case of
Senator Smoot evidently bullded better
than they knew.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
linn, Charles II. SI earns Xnmetl for the
Ollit'c of l.ii'uK'iiniil-luiii-ruor.
To the Editor of The Free Press:
Anion,? the men prominently mentioned
lor the ollleo of lleulcuaut-goiernor the
name of Hit- Hon. Chut lost II. Steams of
Johnson is icpcutvtl in many quarter.)
with such fiequcney and npiuovul as to
evidence a general acknowledgement of
his sterling merit and striking tituess for
Kveiv part of Mr. Stearns's record of
public service reveals good judgment,
strong efficiency and sound Integrity. His
strong peisonallty has made him a power
in all his public relations. In ISStJ ho. was
ii member til the House, serving on the
general committee, and in IVis ho was in
the Senate, in which ho served on the
rail road and other committees. His asso
ciates in both branches of tlio general
assembly will vouch for his fair-minded
ness, bieudth of view, capacity for work
and the service that counts, and bear
witness to tlio fact that important pub
lie interests were promoted by his in
Ills town and village have profited hy
hl leadership and business capacity.
Among other official positions ho was for-
meily for many years town treasurer,
mid to ills long service us moderator ii
hugely due tlio good judgment with
which the affairs of Ills town have been
managed. Every movement for public lm
piovement has received the generous sup
port of Ills purse and person, l.irgcly
through Ills b adersiilp and Inspiration Ills
natlio village, with Its water system
olce'lilo lights and sewerage sjstcm. own
ed and controlled by tho village, with Its
excellent public buildings and leeent im
provemcnts, lias become u model munlc
Ills business career of thirty years Is
distinctively a coiiimondablo record of a
self-mado man, A typical Vcrnionter, he
has shown the possibility of successful
woiking and living in Vermont. lie
ginning by making butter tubs and sell
ing tliein in Lamoille ami Franklin conn
ties, lie lias by thrift, industry and
honesty, step by step attained to a po.
sltlou of huge Interests In industilul and
financial operations, such as lumbering.
quarrying, mining and banking. In which
lie is owner, partner or director.
For many years ho has been prominent
in tne councils of tlio itepunilcnn party
nriti a rcai incior in ns worn nun aclifevo
inents, lie has served his party in many
reunions, nas been cnairmau or Ills conn
ty committee, has frequently bcem a dele
gate to ellstilet and Stato convent ions.
in which his inlliicnco bus been felt, and
Is at present the proslilent of the Stale
Republican League. He has always been
loyal to Hie best Intel esls of Ids p.iily
and Slate, ills inexhaustible enemy has
iiiiino mm an nctivo woikit everywhere.
Ho bus never sought a Slulo ollleo for
lilmseli, lint has ficquenlly been found
hustling for others, whom ho believed
worthy eif preferment.
Although Mr. Slearns has not deelaied
hi- candidacy, his eminent litness. mist
service iuuI popular esteem make him a
logical ranelldato through tho voluntaiv
rholeo of many citizens In many p.irts of
When a woman's bank account Is over
drawn nnd sliu lino to make It up HK,
acts just tlio way sno noes wncn she
says the gtocer charged her for thing
sliu never bought, Now York Press.
BURLINGTON IN EARLY DAYS
The Young; Vermont I.nnit SurTeyor,
(Written for the Free Tress.)
Asccndlnc Mount Mansfield last sum
mer on a clear cloudless day, and look
ing down upon tho beautiful landscape
mat lay sproad out beroro mo to mo wesi
between the mountain nnd tho lake, so
extensive, nnd so pleasing to tho eyo, of
forms and feu est, villages anil streams,
green valleys and hills, tho homo of hnppy
uioiiwinds, my mind reverted to tno scene
ns It appeared in 1772 when all I now
looked upon was but a
"forest, tinwnsted and unshorn,
Save where.! ho wild path of tho tempest
No doming nor settlement In sight, no
Inhabitant Fa,vo that enterprising pioneer
land surveyor. Ira Allen, nnd his asso
ciate, Remember Baker, traversing these
inrests locating and surveying townships
here and there, ono of which was right
about where I then stood the township
of Mansfield now no more ns such, of
which our shrewd and resourceful sur
veyor then but twonty-ono years of ago
so noteel hijifter years lu diplomacy and
statecraft and to whom Vermont owes
t gre'iit debt of gratitude -wrote in his
Journal that year (177V), "My next object
was to make u map of the township
(Mansfield) with the allotmenls and sur
vey hills thereof, agreeable to the bond
etc. I had given tho proprietor of said
town the preceding summer. I soon com
pleted the map, but. turning my atten
tion to tho field-books Hint Captain Re
member Baker and I bad ke pt, a dllll-
uity arose in my mind, for my object
was to sell out Of Mansfield at all events,
ind, It possible, to gel tho ninety pounds
for the survey, etc. A great proportion
of tlio corners of said lots were made
on spruro fir timber and I described them
as such, it would show tho poorness of
(tilt? soil) the town, nnd raise many
questions I wished to avoid. I made use
of a stratagem Hint answered my pur
pose. In my survey bills I called spruce
md fir greenwood, a name not known
y the people of Sharon (tho place where
the propiletor lived). They uskd what
kind of timber greenwood was. I told
thorn fall straight trees, that had a gam
much like the gum on cherry trees, etc.
While the proprietors were busy In
Inspecting the map, survey-bills, etc., 1
took aside the brother of ono of the Prin
ciple proptietors, who was an Ignorant
follow, and owned two rights of land In
the town. I tried to Inly ills rights, but
ho dure not sell them without first con
sulting his brother, tiy this the. proprie
tors all got the alarm that I wished to
purchase, and land in Mansfield was eoti-
slt'eied of consoeiuftie'e. 1 was urged to
sell back to tho proprietor the twenty
lights f had bought, which I did, and
obtained the ninety pnuntls for the sur
vey, etc, which 1 considered of more con-
oqui'iicc of tho whole town,
The Journal of our rrocoriom young
surveyor for tho next e.ir. 177:!, has the
loilowing to say about land in Burling
ton: "I went nnd pitched a number of hun
dred-acre lot contiguous to Iliirllngtnn
nay. 'the land In itself was a great nart
poor-looking plno plains. Tills move of
mine astonished my friends, who had
observed me to he very enterprising In
pitching good Unds, and that much good
land remained untouched in Burlington.
I gave no reasons for my conduct which
raised many iiiestlons and disputes; In
deed f ill, I not but in part explain my
self to my worthy friend and partn. r,
uiiKor, tor 1 loimd lie had hut little opin
ion of that place", but looked for good
lands, more than situations; olniTving
that gocd lands would be of coiim uuenee.
but is was hard to determine where plnees
of consequence would aiiso in a county
so extensive and new. Thoso re
marks wern of much good sense, but
H.tker bud not explored tho country so
much a$ 1 had. and I had sealed my
opinion from which 1 was determined
not to depart.
I he v.iitor would now lay aside our
un eyor's Journal and refer to a letter
of his of tlio next year. 1771, dated at
I' nit ! ivtloriel; (Winooskl) nod aeldressi d
to Ids brother, Kthnn, at Slii-fllr-ld, Mass ;
a b'ttor fail of life and action and Hie
spirit of tin- times, and relates to the
fine town of llinesliurgh not far from
Hiiiilngton and is as follows;
"Kert Frederick, October II, 1771.
All veil and high In spirits In these
parts. Tell Zlmil lu- must, as soon as ho
can, enmplt'te hN bargains about Hinos-
liiiigli for l have agreed with so large
a part of the proprlctnig that we shall
taity t no vote, and ilierei are many in
quiring Into tho-:,' tilings, therefore- see
tho orders I left when lit Salisbury,
To Mr. Klhan Allen,
What these "b.ng.iins about Hincs-
buigh" were does not appear, but we
lentil from reoiirds that there was a
pioprlotors' meeting of the township field
,-u .now .Miimrei, I'oim., lu January fol
lowing, 177. at which a vole was lucj.-ed,
"giving to Col. Klhan Allen and oilier
!"! acres of I, mil for making loads
whl'di road it appears was not made, nor
was there time for necessity to make it
then, or have- it made, tlio Revolutionary
war rignt away orealunc out. first at
Westminster. Yt.. in Manii following.
whore the Hi's t blood was shed, then the
battle of concord and Lexington in April
tlio taking of Ticondeioga anil Crown
Point in May, and the battle eif Bunker
Hill in June of the same year, 177.7, tint an
end for many yours to such enterprises
an toad building in that wilderness sec
tion of Veimont, now so fe rtllo and so
fair and lovely to look upon; and our
surveyor and his more demonstrative
brother, Bthan, found a larger and more
important sphere for the exerclsu and
development of their great executive and
atlmlnlsliative nbllilles, even to the
founding of ;in independent Slate, unique
niiil fascinating in Its History, having a
motto emblematic of Its characteristics,
Freedom ami l nity.
(!. B. R.
Boston, Mass. Match 21, 3C0.
"BABBADK OF ST. MARTIN'S CBOCK."
Glad Is the feast of St. Valentine
When Town's black twilight turns to
And in woodland walks at the snowdrop's
Love first darts dream of tho coming
But for me, of a sudden, splashed
streets grow gay,
And my lieait leaps up with a joyous
When at half past flvo on my homeward
I can see the time by St. Martin's clock
All winter the fogged street-lamps conllno
My smarting sight to their dull display
Whcru the shup. fronts flare and tho flash
Ronf-hlgh, strange legends with fitful
All wlnblr I've longed for tho lengthen
Bo! now, with never a warning knock,
Spring stands at the door sho has come
1 can see the time by St. Martin's clock
Pall Mall I passed gloomily; who could
on Tr.il.'ilgar Square what enchantment
It stlired my blood like a fairy wine,
Spring's spirit distilled by un April fay
Suro Nelson lu stone might yield to its
And tun. Ing, I vow, on bin plllaied block
Clap his glass to his blinder eye ami say
"1 can si i) tlio llnic hy St, Martin's
Princess, If one Impulse twin rouls obey,
Does not yours feel Its prison with mine
When at half past five on my homeward
I enn see tho lime by St, Martin's
It VOU Hl'O serofoloiis. llVSIlelltiC. ilirn
mritl , troubled with kidney complaint,
act t-riti iiebiifiy, liiclilug sircnb'iu, mite
NEWS OF VERMONT.
More Important ltent Grouped tor
Free I'rraa Iteoilcr Yonnit Man lu
Ilakcrslleltl Attempts Suicide.
Br. ,T. B. Wheeler of Burlington wan In
Bakorstleld Sunday ami extracted tlio
bullet from tho bond of Guy Sherwood,
with which tho young man attempted to
end his life. Young Sherwood, who Is
about SB years old, and liven about three
miles south of Bakersllehl village, went to
Fairfield Friday afternoon with hla broth
er. While returning by way of the rail
road track, early Friday evening, he
placet! n. revolver at his temple and fired,
the bullet going almost through his head.
There seems no posslblo chance for his
recovery, ami It Is said If he could recover
he would be blind. His condition was very
weak Monday morning. While the motive
for the deed la not known with certainty
It is rumored Hint a lovo affair may have
been tlio cause of Sherwood's act.
BATIJS FOR V. N. G. INSPECTION.
Major K. F. Glenn, 5th U. S. Infantry,
by special order No. 17, dated headquar
ters Atlantic division, Governor's Island,
New Ynik, March 14, liiOl, Is detailed to
make the iintiual Inspection of the Ver
mont National Guard upon the dales fol
lowing, at S p. ni.: Co, M, Burlington,
April IS; Co. C, Brandon, April 19; Co. A,
Rutland, Apill 20; Co. K, Bennington,
April 21; Co. I, Brattleboro, April 22; Co.
, Bradford, April 2.1; Co. I Newport,
April 2".; Co. I), St. Johnsbury, April 20;
'o. K, Barre, April SS7: Co. It, Montpeller,
Apt II 2S; Co. F, Nortllfleld, April 20; Co.
B, St. Albans, April 30; hospital corps, St.
Albans, 7 p. m April 30; section ar
tillery, Northfleld, 2 p. m., April SB. Or
ganizations found upon inspection to be
in an Inelilclent condition will be made
the subject of a special report, and re
port to lie forwarded immediately to the
adjutant-general for the consideration of
the commander-in-chief. Inefficient or
ganizations will be disbanded, unless
there bo extenuating circumstances that
warrant their retention in tho service.
THRHB MHN ATTAIN LITERARY
Three men hnvo mndo recent arhleve
mt nts in the literary line who wero pre
viously, either through tho St. Johnsbury
Acael, my or through church connection,
well known In St. Johnsbury and vicinity.
Archer P.. Ilulbort, a former resident of
Lyndon, and a student nt the St. Johns
bury Academy, contiibutetl nn article on
Korea to a recent number of the ouths
Companion. Mr. Hulbert was formerly
ditor of tho Korea Iiulependent, and is
the son of a former Congregational pas
tor at Lyndon: the Rev. Dr. Ozora S.
n.ivls ot Ncwtomllle, Mass., has Jut pub
lished a book, entitled "John Robinson,
the Pilgrim Pastor," which Is highly
praied by both rellsitius and secular
press. He is pastor of the Congregational
church at Newtonville, and gi.iduated
fiom St. Jt.lihiisbury Academy in 18S3; the
Rev. nr. Lewis O. Ilrnstow, professor of
prectlcal theology at Yale University, has
ilso just publish! el a book, entitled Rep
resentative Modern Pi caohers." Dr. Bra
stow was pastor of the South Congrega
tional Church, St. Johnsbuty, from 1M4
FIRST MAPI.K SUGAR IN VERMONT.
I'he first sugar ever made in Vermont
was made in Bennington lu March, 17MI
near the log cabin of Capt. Samuel Rob
inson, the llrst settler of the town, who
fiom Hnidwick, Mass. The sap
was caught In short logs hollowed that
held about a gallon. Many pounds of
sugar were niaile, ami a liquor cask full
of syrup. How tho trees were tapped Is
not known, but that tho season was a
ood one with frosty nights and sunny
days is recorded in u diary kept by Hiram
llarwood, the first white child born in
Bennington, which Is now in the posses
sion of some of his descendants.
REGISTERING MORGAN HORSES.
Bii"inoss is brisk theso days at the ofllce
of the secretary of the Vermont Morgan
lloise Breeders' association at Mliitlle-
bury, ami the seereuuy and his assistant
hiio registered upward of P)0 Morgan
horse dining the past month, in addition
to their other duties. The association has
nearly coiiudeti'il volume two ol the Am
erican Morgan Register, which will lie
Issued shortly. Volume three is already
under way, und will doubtless require a
n -nr to complete.
STARTING SHETLAND PONY FARM.
Dr. L. E. Nlles, a native of Pownal, but
who has resided a numlier of years in
New York and Amsterdam, has recently
returnee) to tlio former place and erei led
handsome mansion on the farm on
which lie was born, and will In the future
make It his home. Dr. Nlles, who is pres
ident of the lii'iieral Electric, company of
,rncr!cu, is going to start a Shetland
pony stock i.irm, arm is now navins wio
necessary buildings erected. There are
less than ii,ein of tint class ot ponies in
tho country, and Dr. Nlles has about a
do.i'ii of the best, which will form the
nut lens of his new cnteipiise.
LOST SEL SACK PURCHASED IN
A young woman, whose home is not
ninny miles from Brattleboro. has re
cently surrendered to a customs officer
her handsome seal suck, which sho
bought several months ago In Montreal
from a firm which guarantceel the duty
and fiee delivery at tlio buyer's Ver-
ir.eiut home. Just how the government
ascertained that tlio firm Intel nol-cnn-
tormed to the customs laws is a mys
tery to the buyer, who was ignorant of
the facts until tho officer appeared,
i'he garment is now with tho Nowpoit
customs officer. If it is of the quality
repiosenteel and was made in Canada,
the young woman will have to sock re
imbursement from the Montreal firm,
the government offering to furnish
evidence, if she would recover tho pur
chase price of tho garment.
DAUGHTERS OF 1S12 MEET.
Despite Inclement weather many
guests weic present at the reception
and sale given by the Vermont Society
of United States Daughters of 1 S 1 U at
the homo of Mrs. 1 1. E, Bond ill Brat
th born, Tuesday, March 13. Bunting
and national flags decorated tlio inter
ior of tlio house, and palms and potted
plants added to tlio beauty of the rooms,
Tho society hold its regular meeting at
two o'clock Following tliis a recep
tion was hold, nnd music was furnished
by Miss Holden and I'lovel Johnson,
piano and violin. Tho following con
tributed to the programme; Miss Coatos
and Miss Warner, solos; Mrs Ernest
Bemis, rending; Miss Ellen Sherman, re
citation', Mini Holelen and Miss Sher
man, piano; .Miss Weatherhead and Mr.
Johnson, violins. Mrs. Gcnrgn 13, White
lend a paper upon "Tho Burning1 of tho
STEAM SAW MILL BURNED.
William E, Pierce's steam mill In East
Putney was destroyed by flro Saturday
evening and n largo part of tho ma
chinery was badly damaged. It Is not
known how the fire caught, hut It Is
supposed that it started near the holler.
Tho loss probably will reach f'J.OOO, In
sured for $1,000, A small quantity of
luirbcr and some shingles wern burned,
Besides thn engine ami boiler there was
in the mill a planer, buffer mid other
machinery. Mr- Pierce will rebuild, and
hope's lo be ablo to use the engine nnd
boiler. Ho has been employing M
AN ALLEGED ELOPEMENT.
Green Mountain Valley in Bennington,
otherwise known as tho cast road to
Sluiflsbury and formerly called Shlrk
slilre, is stlned up over an nlleged elope
ment from that neighborhood. According
to icport the principals In the enso aro
Mrs. II. Elwell and Henry Harrington.
They are both aged about 39 nnd aro well
known in that section. They aro reported
to have loft their homes separately and
gone to Bennington nnel there to havo
hired u team and driven over Into Now
York Slate. Some think they went to
Cambridge, So fur ns is known no legal
steps hao been taken to find them, and
ns they were not seen together, It Is
not certain that they 'weiUogether. Har
rington has always llyed fn that section
and hns a wife and on clrllil. Mrs. Klwell
has a husband and son. ,
VERMONT ACADEMf REUNION
Tlio board hf trustees hi Vermont Acad
emy nt Saxtons River wilt meet In Bos
ton on Mnrqh :iu to consider impel taut
business connected with the Institution,
and the same 'evening tb Vermont Acad
emy club of Boston wBl hold Its fifth
annual banquat at tho Jlotel Westmin
ster. The trustees will ntleptl the dinner,
and Eugene Fows and othefti on the board
lire listed to speak. OJIier speakers and
guests will be President Huntington of
Boston University, Dr. 'Wallace Buttrlck,
secretary of the general education board
of New York, Dr. .Edward Ellery, prin
cipal of the school: Br. Horace Mann
Wlllard,f6rmer principal; William C. Bur
well of Providence 'SO, and Max U Powell
of Burlington, Vt,, ' Music will bo fur
nished by a male quartette of iilumnl.
ACTIVITY AT BETHEB QUARRIES.
The E. R. Ellis rpmpuny has Just re
ceived nt the Bethel quarries two car
loads of spruce sticks from Worcester
tor derrick purposes. Tho sticks vary In
length from .71 to 111 feet. A dozen heavy
teams of draft horses havo been pur
chased by the Ellis company for use In
drawing the granite from the quarries
to the railroad nt Bethel. From there
the blocks are shipped to Nortllfleld
where they are dressed and thence for
warded to Washington for the construe'
Hon of the big union railroad station.
SOME POINTS ON BOB CATS.
A fine specimen of a bob cat Is on ex
hiblltou nt Allen's studio In Bradford,
It was shot by a Mr. Mills of Topsham
and stuffed and set up by George French.
This animal has a. large head and strong
er limbs than Hie domestic cat. Its color
is a pale yellowish gray with dusty
stripes. The. tall Is shorter than the tame
kind and is barred with dusky rings. The
wild cat breeds In hollow trees and usual
ly produces lour young. They hunt for
their food mostly nt night, never eating
anything vegetable except from neces
sity. FOUND DEAD ON THE TRACK.
David Elliott, a brakeman employed In
tlio Boston fc Maine railroad yard at
East Ucerlleltl, Mass., was found dead on
the track at an early hour last Friday
morning. How lie was killed Is not
known. The switching crew were shift
ing cars, when Mr. Elliott wits missed,
and search being made he was found be
tween two passenger cars, his chest
crushed, and one hand severed. De
ceased, whose residence was at Islam!
Pond, was foimeniy in the employ ot the
Grand Trunk company, and had only been
at Bast Deerfleld two or three days.
TWO PDW.NAI., MEN RRESTBD FOR
A MURDEROUS ASSAULT.
John Forge and bis brother wer ar
rested Hear Pownal Monday night and
brought to Bennington village, charged
with assaulting John Watson that after
noon between Bennington village and
Bennington Center, Watson, who Is an
electric light trimmer, was on his way to
the vlll.ege from Bennington Center about
four o'clock when he met two men, whom
he did not know, They stopped him, how
ever, and began to talk, inducing' him to
leave his wagon. Vaton says that they
appeared under the influence of liquor.
He states that without any provocation
one of the men suddenly produced a bar
of Iron nnd struck him over the head.
The blow 'Knocked Watson down and the
I men pounded him for a time, finally
jumping into tneir wagon and driving on.
Watson soon rccovcriMl enough te come
to this lllage, where his wounds were
ehes-ed, The man was In a soi ry con
dltion, but it it believed that his Injuries
will not prove fatal. Deputy Sheriff I'red
Godfrey and Jailer Arthur Russell were
Informed of the assault and started in
pursuit of the two men. They overtook
the alleged ns-atlants near Pownal. When
the officers attempted to arrest them
the two men put up a vigorous tight.
Deputy Sheriff Godfrey received a blow-
over the lioael from the iron bar, which
tlio men hnd, and one of them bit Mr.
Godfrey's loft hand very severely. The
ollkers continued the tight, however, and
finally succeeded in ubdultig the men
and bringing them to Bennington. One
was identified as John Forgo and tile
other as his brother. A hearing will be
held In a day or two. the exact time not
having been fixed as yet.
ANOTHER ARREST IN COLT POISON
Deputy Sheriff John Nnrh arrived in
Bennington Monday evening from Arling
ton with Robert Bown, whom lie had ar
rested on a charge of being implicated
In the poisoning of tlio colts belonging
to Robert Blair, of which Eugene Sar
gociel and John Doyle were convicted in
county court. It Is stilted that Doyle has
made a confession, which implicated
Bown. Bown, who is a Gorman, was ono
of Sargooil's chief witnesses.
VERMONT CONFERENCE. W. F. M. S.
The Rov. James Lituosler, president of
the Angla-Chiueso College, Foo Chow,
China, will' give the anniversary address
of the Woman's Foreign Missionary so.
eioty at the Vermont conference in Mont
peller, Thursday, March 31, at 2 p. in.
It will lie a rare privilege to hoar him,
ns he brings recent news from China.
FOR HIS COUNTRY'S SAKE.
Over the. distant hills, mellowed with
the crimson glory of the sotting sun,
came tho lowing of a herd of Korean
cattle, and a lone jackal yelped on Sec.
:."!, Town 10. Range 111 west.
Otherwise, a brooding silence rolgncd.
Seated in his tent, Gen. Bunkovltch
ran his piercing eye over a map and
back n gat in. It was a thrilling race. He
"It Is getting late," ho muttered, "I
believe I will go to the haysky."
Ho clapped his chapped hands thrice,
and n Cossack entered.
"Send for Vladtlimir!" was the stern
A muscular baldheaded youth, with
an upright cunlage, answered the sum
mons, "Vladimir," said the great command
er. "I waul ou to get for me some al
most priceless information Go to the
fortsky of the Japs and learn how many
cannousky they have at tho present
tlnieroft'. Also get tho list of prices and
discounts In hardware. Don't tell your
real name. Leave your watch and your
yellow streak with me, and go!"
Tho boy bowed gravely anil made his.
It was all oft with Vladimir Break
thonewstomotheusky. Ills dlsgulso had been detecleei by the
vigilant Japs, and tho ilsing sun Il
lumined a tough, fibrous rope, with a
Japanese mule nt ono end and our hero
at the other.
"What might your name be?" asked
a wiry little Jap, who had attended a
business college- lu tho United States,
and spoke gootl English.
"My nnnie might be Charley Boss,"
was Vlnd's facetious teply, " but It
"Well," he sighed, "I suppose I might
as well fess up, My name Is Vladimir
Breakthenewstoinnthorsky. My Inst
words are 'I only regret that I havo hut
ono name to leave to my country,' Any
how, that name's a peacheroff !"
The mule started, the rope croaked,
and, Evalike, our hero gracofully as
cended until his head struck a limb.
REFLECTION OF A BACHELOR.
Spanking has mads more great men than
The part cf mathematics that marriage
has most to do with is multiplication,
A man with a big voice takes himself
as seriously as a little man with , tall
Women so out nnd pay money to hear
lectures, hut inon gel theirs lit homo
FOR COOD ROADS
State Meeting of Representative
Vermonters to Be Held in
Burlington, March 28.
TO DISCUSS THREE TOPICS
"National Aid." "Mntr ,M,, nnrI -A
More Coniplel Miprn Inlnn nt Road
DulldlnR" Uulldliig n htono
Destroyed bj- l,lghtnlnB
Another Ucennc Vote.
Bane, March. 22. Invitation hive bcei.
sent out from this city te( reqireyentativ
men In all the towns on th" cast sid
of tho State to attend a meeting to b
held at the Van Ness House, Burbngti n,
March 2S, in the Interest of g r
I 'i nc committee having the matter a
charge, on this side is comprls d ot It .
ard Currier and dry Engineer i i an, j
Ji. Alien ot mis city. A similar i mm,'.
tee on the west side consists r i i j
Engineer H, M. Mcintosh of B i it si
ex-City Engineer A. C. Graver if Hot,
land und Georgo Pierce of Brntt ok j,
farmer at tho Brattleboro retro a
Three topics will bo discussed at 1 (
meeting as follows: "National Ad '
"State Aid" and "A More Complete Sj,
pervlsion of Road Building."
The Barro board of aldermen voted .
night to attend tho meeting in a body.
LIGHTNING STRUCK BARN.
Killed n Ilormr llrxlcte-x Tlnrnlng Build.
Init nnd Four Ilosn In Hie llnMement.
Stowe, March i.'.-Durlng a thund-i
storm which p.is.rd over this plac thli
afternoon the horse barn of Osman A.
Sanborn on West Branch was struck hy
lightning, und entirely consumed by flrt.
One horse in the building was killed by
the bolt and four shotes in the basement
were burned. A carriage, two harnesses
and some farming tools wero also de
stioyed. Mr. Sanborn was awav working In thn.
lumber woods nt tho time but the fire was
se on from the home of G W. Adams and
messengers were sent to the village ami
the Fork and soon a large number of
men were on the scene. Hy hard fighting
the residence which adjoins the barn was
Mr. Sanborn Is unable to ctimatn hl
loss, but it is partially covered by Insur
ance. SPECIAL MEETING CALLED.
An Attempt to It rut riot the Kind ot
Liquor Sold In Ilrattlchnro.
Brattleboro. March 22 This t urn
which went for license by a majrntt of
1 March 1. will have another struggle,
with the liquor question. The law pro
vides that when a town votes for Iicitso
a special town meeting shall be called,
upon the presentation of a petition tho
selectmen signed by six or more voters,
to vote upon the question of whether li
censes shall lie issued to sell all kin Is
of Intoxicating liquors or only malt
liquors. Lawyer Frank H liughton
presented to-tlay to the selectmen such,
a petition signed by II, F, Weatherhead,
tho P.ov. 7. M. Keneston. J. G. Stafford,
B. If. Briggs, Warren Fessentlen and F.
D. E. Stow. Mr. Weatherhead and Mr.
Keneston llvo In West Brattleboro.
Messrs. Stafford and Brings art farmers
and Mr. Fcicnden Is a dealer in farm
ing tooN, all living outside the village,
and Stow is a lawyer. This campaign
is not approved by many men who aro
opposed to license.
ALLEGED CROOKED DEAL.
Ilrporlril That n Ilnrrc Jinn Wnn Wiirn
eel before Search W'nn Mndr for Liquor.
Barre, March Considerable of a sen
sation was caused at the board tf alder
men meeting this evening when tho ru
mor of nn alleged crooked deal in the re
cent liquor raids was brought before that
body by Aldotmau Robins, chairman of
the police committee.
Chief of Police Brown notified him tbit
a person, whose premises wero raided
Sunday, was reported to have said alter
the raid tli.U he was given a tip of wt nt
was coming. Chief of Police Brown im
mediately asked for an investigation
The board of aldermen went into exec !
live session and summoned before it Coicf
Brown, Officers George Wood and Fr,inlc
Hamel, License Commissioner F E.
Langloy and the man who is alleged ti
have made the charge A searching In
vestigation will be made, nothing farther
being announced to-night
Six raids were made' hero Saturdav and
Sund.'iv (one Saturday and the others
Sunday), liquor being found at only one
The rumor, which Ins not goner.illy be
come public, caused a sensation where
ever repeated to-night.
AN INTERESTING CASE.
Washington County Court to Decide
Whether Hie .tluinne n nn
Engine or n Cnr.
Montpiier, March 22. The case of John
Trow of Barre. administrator of the es
tate of Jo-eph 11. Ward, vs. tho Preferred
Accident Insurance company of New York
was taken up In Washington county court
this morning and a Jury was empanelled
Mr. Ward was a well known contractor,
a member of the firm of Ward & Doug-li-s
of B.irre, He was Instantly killed
November I. 1102, onthc Rutland railroad
near Mt. Holly stallon while, riding on
the president's car Nohus. no He car
ried an accident policy of J.VOao in thn
defendant company, payment of whbli
was refused on the ground that ono
clause in tlio policy prohibits tho holtn r
from riding on a locomotive or walking;
on railroad tracks. The main point at.
Issue seems lo be whether President
Webb's private car is a locomotive within
tho meaning of the law. John W Gor
don and S, Holllster Jackson of Ban
art counsel for the plaintiff; '. S, Stan
ton nnd George W, Wing for tlio defend
Tho Jury in the case of Northnip vp,
Sharkey to recover for the value of n
dump cart rendered a verdict tills morn
ing for tho plaintiff to recover tSW unci
HEARING WILL BE HELD FRIDAY.
Bennington. March 2 The hearing bov
fore tho tallroad commissioners at Cam
bridge will bo held Friday morning In
stead of Thursday.
A POOH BAH
Sir Arthur Conun Doyle pr id Iced ir.cdl
clue before he began to write, and In 0110
of his scrap books he has a newspaper
ridvc rtlieiuent that he cherishes because
tt shows well the low standing of many
doctors In the eighteenth century. Sir
Arthur clipped the advertisement from
a newspaper of the year 17S7. It reads
"Wanted, for a family not blessed with
pond lienltli, a sober, discreet and steady
pei'Kini to act In the capacity of doctor
and apothecary, lie must eften act also
ns a steward and butler, and aecnslon
ally dres-s Imlr and wlgr He will bo
required to read prayers and sometimes
on wet Sundays, to preach a sermon
or two, A good SBlnry will be paid and
n preference will be glim to such an one
as, besides tho above qualifications, can
mend clothes." Phhulclpliia Bulletin.