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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS t THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1904.
WHAT OUR NEIGHBORS SAY
A. Contemporary Aaku for Simply Fair
Trent nirnt (or the Stale uf
Frntn the nullum! News.)
There lins been considerable discussion
." this State of late on the "New Vci--'nont"
the "Greater Vermont." These
''nil' have been generally regarded us
.Vie Vermont lnJustrl.il unci progressive,
j distinguished from the purely agrarian
Vermont, These now nnd desirable run
lltlnns were to be brought nbotil by the.
Jevelopmcnt of the llniltle.es resources of
Ihls Slnte, the exploitation of Its nttrac
llvoncss us a place of residence nnd of
ashless, and tiy offering all reasonable
Inducements to people' to come hero to
live and to Invest their money.
Une of the most persistent newspaper
Xlvnealcs of the New Vermont h.is been
Inc bt. Albans Messenger. In season and
rut. It has been ringing In nit the possible I Ilia err. whether friend or foe of the no
thniiges on this subject, tt has seemed I "nM "," V"i spir t of good will
very deeply concerned about some mat
ters which It hits not regarded as strictly
n line with a good n.ime nnd it reputa
tion for progrcsslvenes. Of late, how
ever, It seems to have become Homcwh.it
Uottred. The following notation from
the Messenger Is In point: "The man or
Xvoinnn who survives to a ripe old age In
Vermont doe3 so In spite of the most
Vurlable and trying weather conditions
on tins face of the eontlnrnt."
This was the Mi singer's tojoinder to
R paragraph In the News railing atten
tion to the deaths, practically within a
week, of three centenarians In Vermont
nnd referring In connection therewith to
the hcilthfulliess of the ettm.ite. Almost
every Vermont paper one picks up con
tains notices cither of the unwonted ac
tivity or of the passing away of ex
'treinely old people octogenarians and
rionogenai lans. Anil yet the Messenger
frctks to knock Vermont's hcnllhfulness.
As a matter of fact, the climate of this
State, the year 'inttnd, 1 the. equal of
that found In any locality in the world in
n similar latitude. Did the newspaper
note that In Nebraska the other day the
mercury dropped 61 degrees In sl- hours?
Vermont niver hail any such "variable
weather conditions" as that, for Instance.
Here is another case In point illustrat-'
ing the same tendency of the Messenger:
"Verrnonters will be glad to read of
C'hailes II. ltobb's. success, and sorry to
Han. that In. had to leave the State to
develop his h.-t opportunity for It. That's
the tillable .in. I always has been more or
Ic-s tin oli 1 commonwealth does not get
the benefit of the collective labors and
snee ssis of her most eminent and
apatn sons because the greater part of
them have in leave her borders to find
Ihc opportunity to make a start."
The contemporary goes out of Its way
to advertise Its notion that Vermont offers
no opportunities for the broadest develop
meat ot a man's professional or business I
ability. The promotion of Mr. Robb, or
any other man in the government service,
as n matter of course, impossible with
in this commonwealth. Government
ptllcials to gain national recognition must,
from the nature, of the case, be sent to
Washington or to other nations or to dis
Mr. Hobb's ability was fully recoguiztd
In this Slate before! lie ever went to
'Washington, by those who looked straight
Jt things. '1 he element In this State, of
which the Messenger is a very con
spicuous example, it we remember cor
rectly, when Mr Robb was the strenuous
and faithful State's attorney of Windham
foiinty, did all they could to discredit him
mid to revile hhn. They knocked him,
but be forged to the front just the same.
The numerous examples of men who
have made conspicuous successes In the
professions and in business in this Stale
tin suflielent rebuttal to any claim that
Vermont's capable sons have to leave Its
ixirders tit "make start," or to attain the
largest measure of success.
Wherein Is the consistency of a Ver
mont newspaper which would pose a an
exponent of Greater Vcnnont, when it
loses no opportunity to knock the State,
to belittle its opportunities and its men?
No protestations on its p,nt that it is
working lor the best interests of the lorn
jnonwealth can offset the damage it Is
trying to do hy malting repies ntatlons
furli as those illustrated b.v the para
graphs quoted. Is the St. .lohnsbury Mo
publican more than half right when It
flzes the Messenger up as "the old Gran
ny Mumhli! Grumble of the Vermont
i.VlIV NOT THK FAIR?
(From the H.irre Telegram.)
In accordance with the vote of the
cent State Legislature the trustees
the erinont Hospital for the Insane
Valerbury will soon begin the ererilon
of a building for the segregation ot the
male patients who are alllkted with
tuberculosis. This means that the people
of Walerburv may be n ed unon to
Vote against .Mr. clement sim e, if elect-1
Id. he would nrnhnhly chuck the mo- I
Motors of this scheme Into the asylum '
hnd then kick the ssyhwu Into the Wi -
hooskl, that Is. if he were electee! gover-'
In or and the report of his Windsor speech
real indication of his
feelings upon I
(From the Randolph Herald.)
In fairness, Mr. Clement, in criticising
the growth of Statu expenses, ought to
explain that a largo part of the Increase
over former yeais entnes from the cost
of caring for the pauper Insane. Former
ly, it was done hy the towns, in a most
unsatisfactory, tail to say. Inhumane
way Would he have us go back to the
old method for the sake of the saving?
Are not the State asylums justifying their
I'HI. ORLIC.ATION OK THK PEOPLE.
(From the Vergenncs Enterprise.)
'I he r-'-sult of the recent election plainly
shows to us that there has been a. tie.
elded Chang.) In tho sentiment of the peo
ple throughout this State on the ques
tion of the license law-. The cause of
this cb'enge Is of little or no Importance)
fit this time Inasmuch as the decision
ot the people has been given and it is
ntterlv Impossible now to change tin ver
dict. Tho popular vote of the people hao
rendered a judgment which 'has reduced
the number' of license towns in the State
over one-half and even If It might lie tho
desire ot many to reverse this decision,
there Is no way In which It can now bo
licciimrllheil, as there is no higher court
to which the case can be appeabii, nor can
the prep cut decision be in any way re
versed. The towns which
tbange must abide
made this deeded
by tho decision for
The Roofing You Ought to
If You Don't Already.
Kvory ono who owns properly is into rested in rooiI,
tliirtililo roofiiifr. We have such a roolinif. It comes in
rolls eontaininee cither 108 or 'J 1(5 square feet, sold as one
or two Rfiiarcs. It is made-by a successful manufacturer,
whose husiness has existed for nearly a century.
Paroid roofuiR' is one of his recent productions, hut
nlso one of his greatest successes. It is waterproof, spark
proof and wear-proof. The secret of it 's durability is in
the saturation of the felt, from which it is made. It's n
peculiar nou-evaporatinp; substance.
Unlike tarred rooflnp, it does not pet brittle, hut re
mains pliable even after years of exposure. It has stood
in all climes north and south.
We have sold n frrent deal of it. It is proving most
satisfactory. Sample free. Price reasonable.
HAGAR BROS., General Agents,
Hardware & Paints,
It Cnres Colds, Cousin. Sore Tht out, Croup, Tjifl-j-enri,
Whooping Cough, Bronchitis nnd Athin.
A errtiln cure for Consumption In (lrst staRc,
snd .1 'ite relief In advanced stage). Use. at once.
You will roe ths ticcllcnt effect after taking tlio
first doje. 5oM by dealers ercrywher. Lars
bottlca !!S cents and to cents.
one ye.tr and every Inhabitant of those
ing render HiMr valuable services hi
maintaining a strict entoreeuient of the
law. 'I he public demand, which was so
strongly prccnted before tin LcgNl.i
t lit f of WJ convened, -whs that there
should be n law enacted, regulating the
tra'flc of lliunr which would grant to
every town In th" State the privilege of
deciding for themselves whether license
or prohibition "hould be the existing ! r.v
In their own preelnet and the strongest
argument for this cause was that the
different towns are hotter able to decide
for themselves what Is bes't for their own
'I be Intent of the law can not be nils
judged as thnie Is embodied therein the
two equal and opposite principles, license
and prohibition, and these were made to
satisfy the demand of the people.
The law provides to every town not
onty the privilege of granting licence-.-,
but It gives to tint samo town, whore
the malority of voters cast a negative
vote, a law which strictly prohibit!) the
sale of intiivleatlng liquor, it Is snf- to
say that in the license law there Is more
prohibition, providing the law Is enforced,
than there was under the prohibitory
law which ornamented the statu!", books
of this "it, ite for over fifty years.
'I ie great advantages of local option
are now being tried and its popularity
Is gr.idnnllv increasing and If Its hm tits
continue to be so strongly evempllileil.
the time will not be far distant when a
law containing more of the principles
of local option will be the next settled
act which will reguliite tils lmpoitant
iiietlon. There l an obligation which
must he obvious to everyone and espe
cially to the people residing In thos;
town" which Ivive made the change frvm
license to prohibition.
It i not the duty of one faction, the
friendly or the opposing patty, to see
that the law Is upheld but It is the oo
npcintivc duty of ill people to observe.
respect and entorivf the provisions or tne
law. license or prohibition, whatever nitty
be the determined orJer of affairs.
It should be remembered that this ques
tion can not die out as it will lie brought
before the eyes of i he public once a year
as long as the liw is in force.
The vilue which will be received by
these places which have the- opporliinlt.v
of trying loth license and prohibition
will be verv great and If tile duller, of
the people are manifested in respecting
equally the two opposite principles of the
law, the correct determination by their
experiences will b easily and actually
The piihlle Is called to this their present
duty In fairness to themselves and to the
town In which they reside to respect and
aid In the enforcement of the existing
law, at; the time will soon come when
thev must examine and analyze the two
processes and again express hy popular
vote whnt they i onsl.ier are the Petti r
principles for their own town to follow.
REFORM IN ROAD-MAKING.
(From the Randolph Herald )
In the twelve years that the State high
way tax has been levied, Vermont has
expended neatlv Jl.nnO.Onn for permanent
roads, and tin' Free Press dosen't lies tale
to say that there Is little to show for It.
There' law been much improvement,
though, the past six years, under the
system of Slate supervision, lie'nre that
it was slninly a bonus for common main
tenance, In which the small towns, with
many miles of highways, got tlin lion's
share. The present law. if fully carried
out, would insure that the put pose of the
net was compiled with. Its successful
operation depends very largely on the
State commissioner, t'li'ler the piexeiit
system many towns have hoilt ievei.il
miles each of substantial higliwa.vs that
otherwise would have been slighted.
ROOSEVELT'S Ml ST A K KB.
ORANG II t'OFNTV POLITICS.
(I'rom the St. Jobnsbury Republican )
We gather from an item In our Well
River correspondence that the political
ball in Orange county is beginning to roll,
in the announcement of Hammond T.
linldwln of Wells Riv er as a t -imdldatc
for east side semtor. Mr. Ti.ildwln his
held various town olllees, was town rep
resentative in ui. a net is won Known
throughout the county. He is owner' uf
the lialdwin Valley farm, one If the
largest and best equipped In this section
and Is an extensivt dealer in cattle, lb
has an excellent business and political
record and will make a strong eantlldntc
and, if elected, a It iistvvorthy representa
tive of the people.
(Trom I."slle's Weekly, i
The President ended the coal strike
in I'll', and thereby opened tho mines,
gave work to tens of thousands of per
sons who had been idle for month", and
i educed the price of coal to SO.irti.irt
lie cirrled out the country's pledge
with Cuba. Ilrst by withdrawing the
' troops from the island after pacltlcallon
I had become complete, and then by In
ducing an apathetic Congress to grant
to the Island the reciprocity which had
He led Congress to pass the national
Irrigation net, which will benefit every
State and Tertltorv west of the longi
tude of Missouri's western boundary,
which will open to settlement a new em
pire In the arid region comprising oyer a.
third of the contiguous part of the
He enforced the Sherman anti-trust
1 act of ISi'O so that the people can it peal
: It If they dislike It, can strengthen and
I extend It if they want to retain it and
if It needs strengthening and extending
and In mi doing give vitality to a sla-
into which had been forgotten, and ho
nlso carried out a republican pledge re
pented lit ninny of tho national plat
forms. Ho culled u halt on F.nglimd, Oermany
anil Italy in their projected attack on
Nener.ucla, compelling the disputants to
rubtnlt their cases to arbitration nnd
thus give international and final sanc
tion to the Monroe doctrine.
Ilo negotiated n comnietclal treaty
with China, overcame Russian menaces
at 1'ekln, entitled! the tmpetor nt China
to ratify the treaty, nnd thus opened
the Manchurlnti ports of Mukden nnd
Antttng lo the. trade of Ihe Fnlted States.
Ilo Induced Mnglnnd to ngree to the
abrogation or the Clayton-Diilvver treaty
of which tied the United States'
hands In canal building across the Isth
mus; negotiated a canal treaty with
Colombia which that country blindly re
jected; then ho turned to the newly
createil republic of lVinnnui. which se
ceded with Colombia on account of the
bitter's folly In refusing to accept the
canal trtaty, gained a treaty wllh Pan
ama under which the canal Is to be
built and a world-dream of four centur
ies' duration Is to bo transmuted Into
fact. For his work In getting nn Isth
mian canal under American control he
brought the hulk of Ihe Southern demo
cracy over to his side, and for the time
blotted out party lines throughout the
Flitted States more thoroughly than they
had been blolted out before or since
Monroe's "era of good feeling."
The Amirlcan people love Roosevelt for
some of the "mistakes" which ho hts
POLITICAL WICT Nt'RSINO,
(From the St. Jnhnsbuiy Republican.)
The St. Albans Messenger has been try
ing to bring up the Clement boom on a
bottle, but March first the bottle was
broken. Nov; It has the Infant out hi a
perambulator trying to strike a good road
to success. It ilnds much ot the high
way patched up with platforms that re
semble coitbitoy. but the old lady trudges
on. Uncling fault about every thing as she
goes. She el", sn't "ecm to realize it, but
she Is fast becoming the old (Iranny
Mumble Crumble of the Vermont press.
THK OFFICL .SOniHT TIIF MAN.
(I'rom the Parte Telegram.)
The significant fact about the appoint
ment of the lion. Charles II. Robb of Mel
lows Falls as assistant attorney general
of the flitted Statis Is that It came
without any previous knowledge on the
part of Mr. Robb or any solicitation on
the part of bis friends. It was a clear
i use of the nlllce jeeklng the man.
(From the Hardwick Gazette.)
Now let's abolish capital punishment so
that our gooil friends over in Washington
county can jusl turn themselves loose
without any tear of having their necks
tlckleci b.v rope!
NO Vi;AR FOR KXTRFMISTS.
(From the Hardwick Gazette.)
In the opinion of Vermont's conservative
men and newspapers any attempt to re-'
pe.il the license law this year will be a
grave mistake. It would lie indeed, and
in lli.it "grcve" would he buried a dls
l opted party. This will bo no yeat for
ni:t LiruNSK reckipts.
(From the Csscx County Herald.)
The total receipts up to December 1,
last past, of the liiense law according to
Hie State treasurer's report were i.lti.lilS.M,
and costs paid JT,'Jl!i..",7. leaving u balance
ot $IS.!iM.I5 to be added to the State high
way fund and distributed among the ev
iral towns of the State. This will give
inch town $'!..",ii tor- inch mile ot highway,
or an aveinijo of i.'OO each.
A I'LRTIXKNT Ql'lisTION.
(From the Ludlow Tribune.)
Why is there any more objection to
having a saloon next to P. W Clein
C'lit's palatl.il residence than there is
in plating it next to Jim Smith's hum
ble shack'.' If we are to have saloons
they must be located somewhere.
iicliovvs Falls Tinns.
We give it up. Ask Percy,
RI'RAL FRi:i; DLLIVKRV SCRVICli.
(From the Montpcller Argus.)
When the rural flee delivery service
was tlrst statt.iI the country store kcep
eis eompl. lined becnisc the great city
houses, doing a mail older business, were
taking customers away I'rom them. The
mail ortbr bouses now complain that tins
cairici.s have gone into business thern
M'lves and are selling evetything, from
beef on tin hoof to rjt 111 the bottle. The
post in.ist.'f general IhIIccs that the car
riers should be forbidden to carry on bus
iness In this way that their salaries slioi.ld
be discontinued and the routes lit to I lit
lowest bidder.-, as In the star unite ser-
A VKTKRAN VF.P.MONT F.IHTOR.
(From the St. .lohnsbury Republican)
The editors had a very Intel cstlng meet
ing at I'.cllovvs Falls last Friday night.
Among the guests present was the Hon.
olid method for the sake of the saving?
A N. Swain, the former editor of the
licllow.s Falls Times, ,ind one of t ho orig
inal members of the a -sociatinu. Any
meeting ot the craft with Mr. Swain pres
i nt would be a success.
THK Pl'lli: FOOD LAW.
I I'rom t lie St. .lohnsbury Caledonian.)
As tho sugar season approaches Ver
mont faiineis aie especially interested
In tl.e pure food law which lias passed
the iKit)m.il House by a large majority
ii ml is now under consideration in the
Senate with good prospect of linal pas
sage. The bill prevents the adultera
tion of misbranding of all foods anil
drugs, ami In the casu of maple piod
ucts will consider tbein adulterated "If
any siibstarice of iibstauces has or
liiivo been mixed and packed with It so
as to reduce or lower ,,v injuriously tif
fed its quality nr strength, so that
such product, when offered for sale,
shall deceive or tend to deceive the pur
ehasei " The penult for breaking this
law is a line of l oo. or Imprisonment
not exceeding' 10ft days or both, to
gether with all costs of analyzing the
product by government chemists and
a forfeiture of all condemned goods.
The law very properly protects the
ilealer who inn unwittingly handle
adulterated goods- by providing "Hint
no dealer shall be convicted under the
provisions of this act when he Is able to
prove a written guaranty of purity,
signed by the manufacturer or the par
ty or pintles from whom ho purchased
The Vermont farmers were greatly
beuolltoil by the passage of the (Iroul
oleomargarine bill, ami It will be le
lnetnheretl that the act was passed over
great opposition from tho beef trust and
other mono oil Interests. Our farmers
are even more vitally Interested In tho
passage of the pure, fond hill, for over y
Verniontei wants the State's chief prod
net to be as pure as the fanr.cir's hands
and brains can make it,
Incidentally It is worth tiiitlng that
many of tho Western States havo an
ticipated conirreshlonul action by pass
ing pure food laws which ilnposo heavy
penalties on marketing maple syrup
that has been iidulteinteil with granu
lated sugar or Klueose, so that even If
thore was a disposition to sacrlllce lion
or for n little tnoro money the manu
facturer on dealer may bo sure his sin
will tine him out. Thanks lo sclttutillc
chemistry there Is not nn adulterated
footl product on tho market to-day
whoso Impurity cannot bo detected by
somen second thofgiit.
(From the Ludlow Tribune.)
There has been a considerable amount
of what descriptive slang would call "hot
air" expended on the icsults of March
meeting In Vermont. One might think
thai some vltnl principle of government
was at slake, to Judge by tin1 attention
devoted to the purely local vole t.ist
As a matter of fact, the result has prac
Really nothing hut a local Importance,
except In that It IikIIchIch whether tho
J jirfnelplo of lord! option Is controlling t tic
on the head.'
THe hat that fits you fust
right and is made in a be
coming shape that takes
lots sf hard knocks through
a season's bear bithout
injury is a
Don't buy any other un
til you have looked at the
Knox. You knout the price
$3.00 to $8.oo.
A 'Booklet hith all the
shapes and a full descrip
tion sf them free for the
City Hall Square, South
sale of liquor Is a practlcul system or
At the outset, the Tribune freely takes
the stand that the use of and trarne. In
lltiior Is a necessary evil anil does not
rank with the trade In staples, which
are the. neeej-slnes for the maintaining of
life. Kxcept as a medicine, no man can
honestly say that liipior l in any form
Is a good thing. No man becomes better
from Its constant use, no good thing Is
accomplished by its sale. Men will drink,
however, and the whole question then
resolves. Itself into one of expediency and
the iinery Is. how shall this tratlh. best
We have always claimed that no one
knows his own town like the man that
lives in It and no one is competent to
pass fn conditions theteln except a
majority of Its voters. It Is therefore
manifestly impttietlciil for a State sur
vey and control of local t ciiulrenients
to deal satisfactorily with a town's In
timate needs. The principal of local
option allows self-government of a prac
tical character, as the results i of erred
to plainly how
Properly speaking, the present law is
not a license measure at all. It re
sembles the Federal law in that It gives
nobody permission to open a liar against
the will of a majority of voters. It tloe
say that if any town wants a system of
licensed bars or aloons. those lleenes
may lie Issued under certain restrictions
and provisions. The law is really a pro
hibitory law ju-l as much as a license
The evidence ! , onclnsiVe on the score
that tile small towns of Vermont do riot
want the saloon.' With one or two unim
portant exception", the forty license towns
are license because local condition', de
mand a certain consiimpllon of lln.uor.
a demand that is tilled In a measure of
Mibilety by the licensed bar. Where so
briety has been notably el.'t reused, as in
Rutland, the good sense of the voters
has promptly averted Itself and the
saloon has been voted down The fact
that no to.vns have turned Irom a No
to a Vcs ote demonstrates tint the
prohibitory side of the present law is
a practical a.ad satisfactor.v embargo on
any public trade In Ibiiior.
The Tilbttne deplores as a ilinrt-sighted
and arbitral y policy the rumored pro
paganda looking to a repeal of Ihe local
option law. It I a declaration of Intol
erance that is un-American, nn-progress-ive
and un-ciirlstian. It hark' back, in
principle, to the spirit of the middle age",
where stiong, merciless men. adhering
to tie- childish notion that religion could
be a .naler of fiat, tortured, destroyed,
banisliei and enslaved those who differ
ed from them In ciertl, seeking to Impose
by force the barren, Joyles- religion that
lived hy might and cruelty.
In like manner those who desire to
sit by Hat that a m.iiorlty, even though
misled and mistaken, shall not prevail
in a in.it tT of regulating evil, strikes
humW across the nhyss of ages with
the bitter intolerance and narrow tyranny
of the uarkest days in history, if it is
right to enforce the will of Raltlmore's
.seven voter" agaln.it the protest of Mur
llngton's .".(mil. why not just as right to
impose it by force other than civil'.' And
if Rurlhigton objects tco strenuously, let
her be reduced hy force of arms!
That is the logical conclusion of rea
soning thjt, if given a bare majority of
towns, not people, Vermont shall roll
back the wheels of progress fifty years
anel impoM. minority rule on her larger
towns and cities.
Let the local option principle stand.
Attend to your own town, as a good teiu
perante man told George Washington
Morrow, arid other towns will take cute
Amend the law In points where abuses
have developed, such as the second-das?
license, .safeguard the people's sobriety
with every regulation that is proper, hut
do not, In the name of municipal liberty,
undertake to reform by arbitrary legisla
tion towns, that are perhaps doing the
best they know In handling their local
problems, with some prospect of tlnal
and sitlsfactory resolution.
(From the St. Joluisbtiry Republican.)
According to letiuns to Treasurer Pa
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less care in the choice of your daily newspaper, which
exerts a silent but potent influence on all who read its
This political year you need a good daily paper.
Quality rather than price should determine your choice.
Better take no paper than one of low standard.
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State can pay nt not to exceed t"rf
one-half nir oen nor annum. Until Its
MirplUA reaches ten per cent, if its de
posits when a special dividend Is provided
All taxes In this State are paid by V he
bank on denoslts of I'OOO or less. Depos
its are received In sums from II to 2,X,
and no Interest will be paid on any sum
in e.ttess of this amount, except j "
ni'.uits i,v ,. i,i,.0 ,-i, , adminlstra
tors, executors, gii.it dlans, charitable ot
reunions Instltotinns or nn trust lunus
deposited by order of tho rottrt.
No inone loaned to any olTlcer or trus
tee of the bank.
CH A RLF.S P. SMITH President,
FlinnFRlf K W WARD. Treis..
K. P. lfillAM. Ai"htnnt Treasurer.
cini :itiei Secretary Fleetwood, the State
tire commissioners, Veimont has had 1,1-0
tires the past year and trom them ha.s
sustained n Ios of Si,ctMQ4. t aieiionia
had DO of these with a of JI0.0J7; Es
sex with a hiss of $V.i,SSl; Orange 06,
with a loss of R!.i,2: Orleans !T. with a
loss of $i3s.!i."i.'i. It Is none too early to be
careful about stovepipes and chimneys,
A look In time may save dollars,
WHK.V I.K'KNSKS KXPIRK.
(From '.he ."iaire Times.)
A number of people of Norlhfleld have
been 1-iborhig under the Impression that
the "No" vote at the annual town meet
ing required the Immediate closing up of
the Ueitior business here-. Northtield
A good many people nnd some newspa
pers have been laboring under the same
impression that those Northlield peoplo
li.iM;, which Is not to be wondered at, per
haps. Put a study of the local option, 11-ccn.-e
ltw ought to convince them that it
Is the Intent and also the reading of the
law that tho licenses granted In a town
which voles for tho sale- of liquor, are to
continue In force on car from the lUt.i
they are issiiec". Section CO says that the
license "shall bear the date of Us issue
and shall continue hi force one year unless
soonr forfeited or rendered void." Ap
parently th're can be no cctulvoc.itlon
oyer that point. I'nless the right to s-il
liquor shall have been revoked for hi each
of the conditions Imposed, or N rendered
void for other' t.iuw. such us deMh or
unnlsrui.tcy of the licensee, the d.itt of
expiration must lie cnn ye'ir trotn 111""
date of the issuance A town like Nortn
neltl which chinges (torn a yes to a no
vote, i .mnot Immediately on that action
compel the licensees to i lose their places
of ouslr.ess after the latter have been
empowered to sell for one year. Those
citizens who aie said to have complained
to the State's attorney that the North
1eM s-iloons were still doing business
in suite of the mandate of the town
meeting, reed to bear that fact in mind.
1 Afttr the third of May, however, or one
year from the time tho Him rises wero
granted, the saloons will be closed, and
for at least one ye.if no liquor will bo
sold Irom them.
One amendment that will undoubtedly
be made to the law arother year Is to
marl; the time when the licenses shall be
tss'i'cd. As it now stands the board has
tiic power to grant licenses to sell liquor
at any date during tho year, provided the
whole iriniher shall not c.ieeed the num
ber allowed bv law. Manifestly .such a
condition might work unfairly that Is. a
license might be Issued at the close of the
year, and th" tuivn at the March meeting
soon alter might vole not to allow the
sale of liquor. In that case the license
granted r.t the close of the previous year
would continue through practically the
whole no-llcense year, tint withstanding
that the town hail voted against the sale
of liquor. That e,mitlon renders value
less the lor 1 1 option feat pre of the Inn.
whit h allows each town to say whether
or not liquor shall be sold in Its limits
for a year. It is a point in the liw to
be considered at the coming legislative
Nnnnl t'ntnrrh quickly yields to tre.it
Iment by My's Cream Ralm, which is
agreeably aromatic It is received through
the notrlls. cleanses and heals the whole
surface over which it diffuses Itself. A
remedy for Nasal Catarrh which is drving
or exciting to the ills"ascd membrane
should not be used, t'reani Halm is tee.
I ognized as 'i specific. Price cuts .it
druggists or by mail. A cold in tile head
Immediately disappears when Cream
llalm Is U!,"d, Illy Ilrolhers. 16 Warren
Street, New York.
FOR COFNTV SHERIFF.
To the Kdltor of The Free Press :
High Itailiff R. A. Norton, who is a
candidate for county sheriff, lias .served
as deputy sheriff for 16 years, his beep
Ilrst constable of his town tor .several
years, and has held other town ottlces of
ttiist. and is now serving Ills third term
as high ballllT of the county, lie has
proved a faithful officer, is a man of
good clean ncord, and if elected sheriff
is well qualified tor the office.
WE BUY AND SELL
Local Investment Securities,
WE CAN OFFER A LIMITED AMOUNT OF
Winooski, Burlington Horse R. R. Co. Bonds, 6's.
Consolidated Electric Co. Bonds, 6's.
Queen City Cotton Co. Stocks.
Burlington Traction Co. Stocks.
The Burlington Trust Co.
City Hall Square North.
Church and College Streets.
Surplus and Profits $100,000
Safe Deposit Boxes to rent
at reasonable rates.
K. T. RUTTER. Cashier
D Is too small to save the pennies
mcJKrs inu uimoH, inc uunes mane
tlin anlln.. tvltlln cavlnt- fnrV
the next dollar the first can ImW
earning .ivivV lnterst, creauea
semi-annually. If sent to us.
INSOMNIA IN WASHINGTON.
Many rcrson nt .Vntlonnl t'lipltnt Who
(I'rom tho New York Telegram ) I
Ixie.il physicians report that of all !
the titles of the I'niti d Stater none j
has more prison who suffer trom in- i
sonuiia than has Washliifitnu. The .
physicians make ne attempt to explain
tills I'onditiim except to assert that it
Is probably due to the amount of brain
work in ratio to the population. In Wash
ington nearly the whole population H
composed of brain workers. Tile la
borers who make up so much of the pop
ulation of the other cities are unknown
According to Ihe physician, insomnia
Is curable, only by three nvthorts
proper i est, the use of Oriicr- and bv hyp
notic suBlies tion. As to rest, the doctors
f-ay that tt comfortable ncht's rent de
pends upon a soft bed for one tiling. The
bed should be soft ciioukIi to yield to
every muscle of the body. I there Is an
achiiiK !-pot, the bed should not be hard
cnoiiBh to hurt it
A feather bed i not without its ad
vantages. Indeed, in these days feather
heels would do a great deal toward ban
Tb'ic arc man' persons whow nerve
are o delicate that the body cannot icst
comfortably at nlrht in the ordinary
feather bed. Feather boil are rooi!
thinf.s for invalids, brain workers and all
who set tired easily.
Th" trouble with Ihe feather he.l-the
(rreates-t objection to it i that it Is
tUftl'Mill to renovate. The second objec
tion i" Its beatltiK uualities. In a house
that Is kept too hot In winter the body
would be heated beyond endurance by
a feather bed.
Tlin second stcn comes In correct pil
low. There is one general rule to he laid
down on the pillow ouesllon, Firairi work
ers niul all full blooded people should
sleep with the head hieh, say physicians
It in Injurious to sleep with the Mood
I'lishintr Into the brain. Rush of blood
tn the. head will cans-' headache, and
many persons are made ill by no greater
thln than sleeping with the head too
"Make your head a eisy as you can.
Then make your nock comfortable," was
the ,'idvlse given by a Washington phy
sician to an insomnia patient. "If you
go to leop with the neck unsupported
you will not slcen long. After your head
Is comfortable, Ixgui and pi op up your
neck, Place a small pillow under It,
twist and turn the corners of your pil
low, and Keep on until your head Is per
fectly supported. Then fall asleep nnd
you will sleep until morning."
A rule for the woman who wants to
sleep soundlv IsDon't go to bed until
yon are sleepy. A woman Inflicted with
limomnia went to a phyplclan lor a cure.
"I go to bed every night at 10 o'clock,"
said she, "and I waken at I. From that
time until fl I He awake. Then sleep
an hour very honvlly."
"Try going to bed at 12 o'clock for a
while," said the physician.
A week later the woman went to hln
nlllce wllh a beaming face and bright
"I havo tiled your remedy," said she,
"and It worked. I go to sleep at 12, and
sleep like a top until 7. I llnd that I do
not need more than seven hours' sleep."
"That." said the physlcla.il, "ban cured
half the InsomnU patients In this coun
try. There are persons who need nine
hours' sleep a night, and others that do
not need over seven. It Is all a matter
of pmonal idlosyncra.'-y."
Mis. Nfiwctd ia bride of six woeksl-.
And how long will you be away, dearest?
Newed-About ten days.
Mrs, Ncwed Well, I thlnli 1 II loam
to cook while you are absent
Ncwed -Thai s a good Idea And 1 II
take the dog over and leavt him wllh
one if Ihe neighbors, Chicago ,S'i vvs
Krom Its careful management has not
met wltli loss from any loan tnudu during
the laft twenty cart.
Deposits made during the drat fivo days)
of an' month will draw interest from th
tlrst day ot thtxt month. Deposits madu
alter the fifth day of any month will draw
Interest from the fir.-it day of the next
Interest Is credited depositors Jan. 1st
and July Ut, compounding semi-annually.
Tho rate of Interest paid depositors by
all savlnirs banks In this slato is limited
by law to three and one-half per cent,
until its surplus amounts to 10 per cent,
ot its deposits, when nn extra dividend Is
to be made.
No Interest is allowed hy law to be paid
on deposits in excess of two thousand dol
lars except It he. on deposits by widow,
orphans, administrators, executors, guar
dians, charitable or religious institution'',
or on trust Cur.ds dcpeettcl by order of
The hank pays all tsxe In this Stste on
deposits of two thousand dollars or less.
VEHMONT LOANS SOI.ICITKD.
Deposits, Deo. 31, 1963. . . ,$l,0l.0fl.tO
Deposits and surplus tM,133.7iV.tirt
Ot-'FJC'IJlty-S. II. Weston, President;
J. H. Bmall, 1st Vice-President; P. tltK-
wood, 2nd Vice-President: Ormond Cote,
TRrSTEICS-S. H. "Weston, 3. T,. Snail,
Samuel Blgwood, I J. -'. Mower, Ormond
Cole, O. P. Hay, C. II. Shlpman, It. J.
CBoIco oiclahomu farm mortuaries hear..
Ing 6 per cent Interest net to tho investor.
We art the oldest loaners in Oklahoma,
For the past 12 years wo havo never for
closed a mortgage or taken a piece of real
estate. We can furnish you reference!
that wi;' satisfy the most exacting. Send
for a flit of offering. We personally In
pect alt our securities.
Mention this paper.
ihe oMabonia Mome and Trust Co
A low rt Tii-tri for sttlm scire nut
T maUoMiHli, homes tn the areit Wen
on sale March 1st to ApnUOth. Hfrths
in TouriM dir. $'J fo.
Another low j ounI-trlp rate to Califor
nia, on 9 April l-M to 30th, incltuhe .
ii. j. roLViv. n. r. a.,
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ARRESTTJU ON SEKiOUS CHARGE.
James Pavls of Renninston was arrest
ed hy Sheriff Godfrey Saturday morning
and brought before the municipal court
cm the complaint of a lT-year-old girt of
aisault with Intent to commit rape at
the preliniluat' hearing Judge Hates fltvfd
tlie ball at S and continued the tasn
to March .u H.ivls wa also arraUued
on the charge of dMurbins the peace,
Hall was lived at and the cafe con
tinned to Maich 2ii. Kail was furniflicd
be J T Remington,