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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1905.
1 UNIVERSITY NOTES. THE OLD BEE HIVE. OUR TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY Saturday, Feb. 4th. Twentieth year of the present ownership to be commemorated by Twenty o! tie Gnu and Bes fins ever offered in the State. Saturday a Gala Day for Bargain Seekers. !At present wo nre winding up the Inventory. In a day or so many new features will be inaugurated. The poliey of the store will be as usual, the best values for the money. We expect to show you a very much handsomer store interior than hitherto and with other improvements and changes contemplated we hope to win a still larger shuro of your valued patronage. THE OLD BEE HIVE Faculty Voir to Remove Jualor Class from Probation A New Cartom for the Ariel. At a meeting of the faculty held In tho library Thursday afternoon It vu decid ed that the Junior clue should bo re moved from probation at the beginning of the second half year. The entlr. class was placed on probation last May for re fusing to obey tho rule, regarding tho holding ot class banquets. A new custom la being established this year by adding to the editorial stuff of the Ariel, tho college annual, two mem bers of tho junior class of tho medical department. The two men who have been selected to nil theso positions aro Ocorgo H. Klrkpatrick and Leonard 1. Sprague, I?. S. The Ariel of this year will be a book of tho same general ap pearance as formerly but with n Increase In the number of pages. The cover will Ins done In tho class colors, green nnd white. It Is expected that the book will iimltc Its mipearniice during Junior week which will bo tho last week In April or Hie. first week in May. The semi-annual business meeting or the Green and Clold Debating society was held Wednesday evening, January 2. nt the society rooms, ueporis i m- nroscnt officers wore rend nnd tho follow ing new officers were elected to serve for the second half year: President, Richard Thomas Patterson, '03, of Newbury; vice. i,ri.ldftiit. Martin W. ChafCce, '03; secrc tiny; Irving C. Cobb, '0G, treasurer, Ralph porrv. '('(!: executive committee, Rtcli aid T. Patterson, '05, Martin W. Chaffee ft.". Frank K, Hockley, '0... oant vs. The Lumleie North Amerloan Co, wero filed Tuesday In me county clerk's office and the ease will be taken up at tho May term of supremo court. This case was tried beforo a strucK ttry nt tho September term of county court, a verdict being returned for tho plaintiff, Mr. White originally cam! hero ns manager for the company hut later complications arose nnd Mr. White ceased to he connected with the concern. Ilo sued for salary which lie claimed was duo him. 'The trial of tho case occupied several days nnd II. II. Hupklnson, onn of the directors, camo hern from England to testify. During tho progress of the trial Boveral mo Hons mode by tho defendant's attorney,, 1. I.. Powell, wer overruled. Excep tions were granted and those have been allowed. LOST HIS CASE. Verdict for Refcnitnnt In Suit Itrought lij- Prof. Wllklns. Premise ho has no license to ptactlec medicine u onso was decided against Prof. !. it ut go Wllkius, magnetic heulcr nnd jwnor of a Rest Home, Monday in city :ourt. 'I'll'' action was hi ought several months ngo by Prof. Wilklns vs. V. lloyd, It being a ease to tocovcr $:i,".."o for pro fessional services in caring for Mrs. lloyd. Tho defendant claimed that Prof. Wil- tins examined his wife and '.hat tlio was suffering from a tumor. 11c undo a contract to cure her, tint d' Tuid nt claimed, and as n result Mrs. lioyd uttered Prof. Wllklns's homo and placed nur&ulf under his care. Instead of get ting better, the defendant claimed, his ivifu grew worse and Dually left tho home. Later she consulted n. physician, who said her troublo was caused by mus cular rheumatism, treated her for that nnd effected a cure. Thu amount tho plaintiff claimed his duu was tho balance on his hill. Thu de fendant presented an offset of damages of $100 for failure to fulfill the contract. In deciding tho case Judge Hawkins held that tho original contiact was illegal because the plaintiff had not compiled I Jurcd. with the State law in regard to procuring a. license for the practice of medicine and that thcrcfoto he could not recover. Jle also threw out thu offset tiled by the defendant on the same grounds. Tho plaintiff claimed that he did not ad vertise or claim to be a physician but the court held that he in elfect did prac tice medicine us ho made n contract to perform a cure. An appeal was asked for but an objection was raised by the defendant, later. be c.inic out a stranger offered to sell him a coat. Kearns refused to buy and then the stranger said he would give him to cents to sell it. Kearns said he accepted the offer, sold tho cont to Kine for iclurned $I.Ej0 to the stranger and kept 5u cents for himself. STRUCK BY A TRAIN. nt !. Moore's Moil Ileinollslicd Hood's f'riiSNlnn; Monthly. Another accident was addid Monday nouncod'to tho already long list at Hood's cross ing in Winno.-ki, when a train coming to tills city Hum Essex Junction ran into a team owned by E. F. Moore of this city, Tho team was driven by Ia:ou Hicks. Tho sled was loaded with cinders nnd when Hood's crossing was reached tho load became stalled on the tracks. Tho boy Miinly attempted to got tho sled from tho track but the horses could not pull thu load. 1 licks heard the train coming and got out of the way himself but could not remove the load and the engine crashed into the sled smashing it into kindling wood. Tho hot.scs were not struck as they wero over the track. They wero both thrown to tho ground but neither ono was In- 600DELL CHAIRMAN. nirptrln I.leht Commissioners Met Monday nnd Organized. The first meeting of tho electric light commissioners, who were elected by tne city council last week, was held Mnn day afternoon nt the city clerk's olllce, all the commissioners being present, Upon the motion of .1. R. Kclley, J. W, (Joodcll was elected chairman for the en suing year. Several applications for the position ot superintendent wero received but the commissioners took no action on them. They will bo considered at another meet ing to be held within a week nnd at that time Professor Froedmun will bo consult rd us tho commissioners are determined to have a competent man. Previous to that meeting Chairman Goodcll will rr celvo applications for the position nnd they will bo considered with the others The commissioners do not Intend to mitku other appointments, preferring to leave the selection of employes to tho super Intendent. VICTIM OP TUBERCULOSIS DRUNKS PLEAD GUILTY. Alpkonsc Iloitli-ttc nnd llrnjninln I)rr Sentenced In City Court Monday. For the third time under the licenso law Alphonso Routctta appeared beforo Judgo Hawkins in city vourt Monday and pleaded guilty to being drunk, llou tette is a quiet man, except when he Ik This question will be decided ! drunk, and had nothing to say beyond a formal plea of guilty. Ho was sen tenced to servo .".0 days in Jail and to pay a fine of fll and costs of II.-'.'. tho alternative sentence being 314 days In tho House of Collection. Ho will proba bly serve the alternate sentence. Ilenjamln lycr made his first bow In tho municipal court Monday, lie was charged with being drunk. Ho pleaded Death of William Cronln, Well Known In This City. William Cronln died at tho Ohamplalu Hotel nt tho corner of South Rattory nnd King streets Sunday evening, tlin cause of his death being tuberculosis, Previous to going to tho hotel, he was at the Funny Allen hospital lor fivo weeks, lie was 2ii years of age. Tho fu nernl was held from St. Mary's Cathe dral Tuasday morning at nlno o'clock and Interment was in St Joseph's cotiu tery. Mr. Cronln was the son of thu late Patrick Cronln and llrldget (Lnvey Cronln. Ho had been in f illing health for bout six months, although Ills condition wan not considered serious, as only lasi iturday he was out driving. He wnf rum major of several drum corps In this II y a few years ngo. and became populn hrough his ability nt swinging tho baton le was employed for a few years at tho Howard Opera House. He is Mirwved y a brother, James Cronln, and nl.to by a step-mother, Mrs. Rrldrot Cronln. 11 lso leaves three half-brothers, Edward Cronln, John II. Cronln and Thomas Cronin, all of this city. It. DEATH OF MRS. REARDON. f 1 Not he of Ilurllngloii nnd Wife a Springfield Physician. Intelligence has been received hi this city of tho death in Springfield, Mass. Sunday morning of Mis. Sarah Henry j guilty nnd was fined " and costs of JIO.L'K Reunion, wife of Dr. Thomas F. Reardon of that city. Mrs, Reardon was 111 only one da;-, Mrs. Reardon was tho daughter of the lato John Henry of this city and was born hero 'i.'!) years ngo. Sho resided In Burlington until seven years ngo, when she became tho wifo of Mr. Reardon, a graduate ot tho medical department of the University of Vermont In the class of 1P9I. Resides her husband and four children, sho Is survived by her mother, Mrs. Anna Henry of Hrnndon, one broth er, Thomas Henry, a student in the grand Seminary, Montreal, and ono Bister, Miss Mamie Henry, of this city. Tho last three left nt once for Springfield, upon receipt of the. sad tidings. Mrs. Reardon waa Ho was much disgusted with the Justice of the licenso law and said ho oould not pay the fine and costs and would not If he had tho money. Ho will serve the alternate sentence of 10 days In Jail. BELAIR INSANE. Contemned Ineenrtlnry Wns Taken to Waterlmry Tuesday, Emtio Relair, who was arrested Sat urday on a charge of arson, was ex amlnod Tuesday nt the Jail by Dr. J. W. Courtney nnd Dr. G. O. Coutu nnd it was determined that he was In sane. Tho circumstances surrounding tho (Vo at Uelnlr's home and his pc held in high esteem among her friends In culinr actions during the blaze sug llurlington nnd tlio nows ot her demise. . gesled mat lie was insane and the ex- wlll be received with deep regret. amlnntion was ordered Monday. The remains arrived In this city The. examination was complete nnd l'uffcday afternoon ut nnd worn tho physlcans concluded that the laken to tho residence of Mrs. Rear-' Sherman and Relair was taken to Son's uncle, J, II. Dolan, 00 South I State asylum nt Watcrbury. Tho nec 'Jnloti street. The funeral held j essury papers for his commitment Wednesday morning nt nine o'clock I wero secured from State's Attorney 'rorr.' St. Mary's Cathedral, the burial j Sherman and Relair was taken to ntcr- Delng made in St. Joseph's cemetery. :bury Tuesday. . The lusuranco loss on llelalr's house has not been adjusted nnd under the elrcumstnnees probably never will be, i Tho total loss is very small EXPLANATION DID NOT GO. Thoinna Kearns Held for County Court on a Charge of Theft, The explanation made in cltyeourt Mop. 8ny by Thomas Kearns as to how ho inmn Into possession of an overcoat own I lirave Trouble Foreseen, It needs but little foresight, to tell urn wnen your sioniacn nun liver are rd by Hcnjamln Evans was not sulllclonl , affected, grave troublo Is ahead to acquit him of a charge of grand lar-, unless you tauo tlio proper medicine, for rcny and ho was hold for tho March term V01"1 disease, as Mrs. John A. Young of of county court in tho sum of 300. Clay, N. Y did. Sho says: "I had neu Tho coat in question was stolen last lalgla. of tho liver and stomach, my neck from the shnn of Sncar llros. It heart was weakened, anil I could not was f-cld by Krauts to James Fine, who'0"'- I was very bad for a long time, but operates a second hand store In the north Klectrlo Hitters, I found Just what 1 part ot the city, nnd was found there by 'needed, for they quickly relieved and the nolice cured me." Host medicine for weak In explaining the nffutr Kearns said ho women. Bold under guarantee, by j, w, sas In Martello & lAvallce'a saloon on " uivnn aim mi uruBgisi, hi w Hie afternoon of the theft and that when I bottle. SMELT AND PERCH ARE BITING THESE DAYS. , A We sell everything In the line of tackle to land them above the Ice JOHN A. MANSON & CO., EXCEPTIONS FILED. CHINA'S RAILWAY DISPUTE one of White vs. l.nmlere Company noes to Supreme Cenrt. Tho exceptions taken by the defe" Amer4ean PovIawW Uonlrnw mt in the case of Frederick j. whito American Keviewing iiamtow. Canton Deal Scores Promo- ten. Orientals Charge Thnt the llrlce Sjn- ideate Itroke l'nltli, nnd Thereby Forfeited Franchise Drum tid Thnt Native Onn Hnnd Treseat Status of Project. The Verdict on Poultry Food. The wIkj Lnei chant respects tho. opln- The New York Commercial has received the subjoined letter from an Amerk.iu who hits lived In China for a generation nnd Is a competent observer of conditions there. Whllo Its arraignment of the American syndicate which secured i South HypBatn explains why In? handles i tbe line of Poultry Food that he does. Hero Is his letter: "I lmve been selling 'Page's Perfected Poultry Food' for several yours And my customers not only kIvo your goods high praise as promoters of profit by Inducing rapid nnd vigorous growth in young stock ind proline, egg-production In tlie ma tured hou, hut back their opinions with duplicate orders." Ions of his customers. W. George of eoncession lor tno construction m a rail- man iium iinnaow to (.anion is .nine what severe, It seems In large ineasuri to he home out by the attitude ot the native Chinese press ns reflected In tin Canton correspondence of tlio North China Dally News, an extract from which Is also given below. The Mr. Hash referred to In tho lcttri was tbe ngent through whom the Price syndicate originally obtained tho conces sion. As composed at that time, tho syn dicate Included most of the prominent railroad financiers in the United Stnlc.t. but it Is understood that many ot the-e have since withdrawn from It. Iho let ter reads: "I saw Mr. Hash a few days ngo, and learned through him that American en terprise Is very much at a discount at picsent with the Chinese government, lot which there, seems to be good reai-on. I' was Mr. Hash who s-ecured a concession for a railroad beteown Hankow and Cut- concessions tb" Chinese government could give. A mint he same time a concession was grnntnl to Udgians for a road between Peltit g and Hankow. Ill NEW STATION AGENT. ,i. n. T. .1. np- Itentiregnrd to Succeed (I'llrlen nt Wlnnoxkl. Jerotno It. lieaurcgard has been pointed station agent nt Wlnnoskl to succeed Timothy J. O'llrlen, and com menced his new duties yesterday. For tho past eight years Mr. Peauregard ton, ono of tho finest has been tho chief billing clerk nt the local freight nrrleo of the company, and is thoroughly conversant with railroad matters. Previous to taking lite position In tho freight office he was in the em ploy of the American Rxprcss company for 11 years, having been located at dif ferent plaees In this and other New Kng- land States. Mr. llearregard 'a many friends will congratulate him on his up polntment SPKCUI-ATED ON CONCUSSION. "Mr. Hash's company turned him down nnd out and them, Instead of undertak ing to build their road, attempted specu lation with It, by trying to sell and I be lieve. In actually selling stock, possibly Mr. O'Hrlen has been station agent at the bulk ot It to people of another nation V.'inor.skl for the Inst evcn or eight months. He succeeded J. V.. Deslaurlers. STOLE AN OVERCOAT. George MeClellnn Pleaded riiillly Tiles, day In City Court. Ocorge McClclan, who stole nn over coat from a stand in front of the Amer lean Clothing Co.'s store last Satur day night in plain sight of a crowd ot people and who put it on over his of another Roxcr uprising. ality. Tho Chinese government objected to this because, If tho Americans could ell to any buyer they might sell to the Uuslans, who to protect tho line, might tlnlm the necessity If introducing troops, as they have done in Manchuria. This of course would bo ruinous. Then again while other companies of other nations began work upon their concessions the Americans did nothing or so littlo as to amount to nothing, claim ing; ns an excuse thnt they wero afraid I'hls too in other coat and coolly walked away, la region where thero had been no troublo was nrralngcd hi city court Tuesday I whllo in the region where tho dlstnr- mornlng. He pleaded guilty nnd waslbance really was. the Rrltlsh at onco put fined !tr nnd costs ot S1054, the niter-I tho road from Peking to Neuchwnng in nuto sentence being M days In tho I repair to that In a year from tho tlin House of Correction. Tho fact was I of the trouble everything was In work- developed at the hearing that McClel- Ing order nnd trains running remtlarly. Inn was not sobrr at the. time of the Tho French took tip tho work to P.to thoft. Tho coat is valued nt about $4 tlngfit, and restored It Immediately nnd and was ot te ulster style. Within the Relgatus nnd French hv,-e the two halt an hour nfler the theft MeClellnn ends of the road between Pckln and was arrested. Hankow with about 30 miles of each William Shceh.m was In city court other, the end building from Hankow Ttiesdav afternoon on a charge of In- north having .already reached the soutb toxlcutlon. Ho plea4ed guilty nnd was hank of the Yellow RIvtr, nnd the end fined J5 and costs ot S9.7J. which ho trom i-CKirg going souin to made arrangements to pay. within 'M of tho same LADUKE FAMILY TROUBLE. 1Mb Best Egg-Producer Tho average man who raises poultry expects to muko his profit on tbe eggi his hens will produce. The egg pro ducing qualities of "Page's Perfected Poultry Food" aro told In the following letter from Fred Huehlns of Roxbury, N. Y.: "I have bandied your Poultry Food and supplies the past -winter with grand success. All of my cus tomers gave It a test and will use a large amount next winter. It Is the best egg producer that has ever been put before the people and the most rea sonable to buy. I did not sell to any body but wbnt came back for more before they got entirely out." DEATH OF LITTLE GIRL. costs of $.-S0. Iater I.aduke walked up Church street and In a maudlin voice greeted Deputy Sheriff Ravelin, iAdtikn was in such a state of Intoxication that his arrest was Imperative nnd he was taken to Jail. I,a duke holds the record for number of ar rests under the license law, thin being his sixth. Several times his fines have been paid for him, nnd on one occasion he was placed In tho hands of tho pro hation officer but all assistance has been useless. Adeline fillniond, I'.iKht Yen" of Age, nnd n Pupil nt Lawrence llnrnrs School. Adclino Ollmond, daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. Joseph Ollmond of Pitkin street, died Sunday night between 11:30 and twelve o'clock. She was eight years of tgc, and the cause of her death was nephritis. The funeral was held from St. Joseph Church Tuesday afternoon nt four o'clock. Interment was In Monut Calvary cemetery. Tho little girl was taken violently sick about five weeks ago, but had seemingly recovered from that Illness. At the same time that she was taken 111, two ot her little nieces wero also taken sick and died very suddenly. Theso wero tho daughters of Mr. nnd Mrs. J. A. Golden. and It was thought that thoy died of diphtheria. A few days beforo they wero taken sick all three of tho girls ato a largo amount of candy, and It Is now feared thnt they wero poisoned from eating too much of it, The deceased Is survived, besides her parents, by eight sisters, Mrs. J. A. Got den, Mrs. M. Hathaway, Mrs. ,T, Mur phv and tho Misses Mabel Ollmond, Joslo Ollmond, Stella Ollmond, Marie Ollmond and Catherine Ollmond. She also leaves tlireo brothers, Wilfrid Ollmond, Frank Ollmond and Edward Ollmond, Tho de ceased was a pupil nt the I.awrenco IJarnes school, and was well liked by her playmates. GIRLS OUTNUMBER BOYS. Census Shovr a Total of 4,-1 IK Children of School Age. The census of children of school age In this city was completed Tuesday Tho census Includes children between tho ages of five and 18 years. As com pared with last year there Is an In crease of 0 In the total number, Thi number of boys lias decrensed 4H, whllo tho number of girls bns Increased 105 Tho following tablo shows the number of children between the designated ages for this year and last year: 1904 1906 Between I and 8 1,069 1,036 Between 8 and IS 2,380 3,465 Between 15 and 18 939 947 Total 4,318 4,448 Total number boys 2,197 2,15a Total number girls 2,191 1,290 miles of tho north bank river. Tho Germans beginning at Chlno Chou (or Tsing Tan, for the two names indi cate tho samo place), have built across the province of Shantung to the provln cial capital, Chlnanfu, also on tho banks or near tho banks of tbe Yellow River, nnd Intend to bring their road on to Tientsin, the survey having, I under stand, already been completed Wife KJeeted for Non-l'n nient of Rent nnd Hiislinnil Arrested for Intoxication. Misfortune fell upon the family of Jams I. I.aduko Tuesday In t-.to forms. Rurly In tho day nn ejectment case brought by K, O. and Anna Kvans vs. Mrs. Ladukc was decided In city court in favor of the nlnintlffs. nos session of the premises sued for being were pushing their roads in a bona lido granted, us well ns damages of $2S and- NATIVES DEMAND THH ROAD Finally while these various parlies Tlsn't safe to be a day without Dr. Thomas' Kclcctrlc Oil in tho house. Never can tell what moment nn ucci dont is going to happen. all nanner, the Americans concluded to bt gin, but from some cause succeeded In getting hold of superlnh ndents and road constructors who, though they may havn been good engineers, seemed not to know hnw to handle men and have been in end less troublo up to the present time, hav ing riots and mobs and such disturbances that but little has been accomplished. Now there Is very determined move mcnt among the natives to compel tho Americans to turn over tho road to them In fact a few weeks since tlio Chinese Eovirnment notified Mr. Conger, our American minister hero, that It proposed to cancel tho concession. This, with tho attempt on tlio part of those through whose territory It Is to pass to force the Americans out nnd compel then to stir vended their franchies, makes a dark out loot: for American entcrpriso in China. you I handicaps any American who comes with the hope ot securing anything from tho but 1 1 Chinese government, because this ono OPINIONS. Aunt .lane Is your husband thought be was? Knima Well, yes, I think he Is am sorry to say that he Is far from being sndlcnte, which had secured so far the what ho thinks himself to be. Boston I only franchise worth tho getting ha Transcript. Ag-nnlrlnir II urns arc Instantly relieved, and perfectly healed, by Rucklen's Arnica Salvo. C. Rlvcnbark, Jr. of Norfolk, Vn., writes! I burnt my knee dieadfully: that It blistered all over. ISucklen's Arnlen Salve stopped tho pain, and healed it without a sear." Also heals all wounds and sores, 2.1c at J. W. O'Sulllvan's nnd all druggists'. f-hown itself to say the least unequal to the occasion. As for Mr. Bash, I think it has tied his hands, for Mnco ho secured tho con cession tho government Is apt to regard him as responsible for the way in whlel tho company hns conducted itself, and for tho troublo It has made. STRONGER MANAGEMENT NEEDED What they need, it matters can bo righted at all, Is to uppoint some man manaser who understands the people and ran handlo men. Give this mnn cntlr hargo and allow hhn to select a man t take ono end whllo ho takes tho other. INSANE TonrlonoA' in tho fntnilv historv ia "'id, building from both Hankow an . . ,, . i Canton, put tho road through as soon as a warning to all who aro inclined ,lls,,1,),n,,Iind thus retrieve, if they can. to stl'CiniOUS routine habits, and American enterprise from tho odium It find themselves meliineholy or lr- is now under in ciiina. l cncioso a dip ritable. with iuereasin,' nerve ex- i-ing from the North emmt Daily xc. , ..' o . in whicn tlio Canton correspondent o ununiiuii. ouun uiiscn in uiiu that paper w riles as follows of tho llan linn,,v n.l .. 1.1.. Cj(lM4Vn a I . . - . . . uuuugu, ami it rt'iuiuit; ouimuiuim uow-iunton roan is tho place lor them. Address for new booklet, DR. PRIMUS Vermont Sanitarium, BURLINGTON, VF.RMONT. Guyer STIFF AND SOFT HATS $3.00 Always The SPRING BLOCK NOW READY BLUE STORE H. C. HUMPHREY. Ill ABENAQUE" Combination, Circular onS Drag Saw. Outftt with S. H. P. Engint. Everything on one set nt trucks. Simple, strong, easy to operate. Write for catalogue . . AlU'.VAULI: M.( lll.M-1 woiiKS, MfMi Mcr Million, vt. Temple ot Longevity was attended by moro than Wrt people. Tho burden if tho impassioned speeches is that since America h.m been guilty of a breach of faith. China is free. Tho wealthy aro urged to subseribo tho needed funds, that tho money already advanced by the Americans may bo refunded. Then the natives will l.avo control of tho line. These meetings have been very stormy and onco, at tho closo of a speech of a Hunan ofll elal named to, tho meeting is report ed to havo been like the sea when lashed by a terrific storm." Ot course, public meetings aro ono thing, the possession of debentures an other. China has not yet reached that stago where tlio public meetings of a. small section ot tho ilcli can materially affect tho situation. Mean while, tho section of the railway be tween Canton and Fatshau is bind to earn $1,200 per diem, and tho second half, from Fatshan to Samshul IOO. Futhorinore, tho natives patronize the 'chariot of tiro" apparently Indiffer ent whether Americans or Hununcso hold the stock. REFLECTIONS OP A flACHELOR. Tlicr- Is mor eo,il written on the bills than is put In tho bin. Some men aro mean enough to want to deprive women ot the Joy ot their sor rows. It makes a woman'': feet get very cold to see her neigbhor's new fur for tho neck. A cheap way to get popularity with lief Is to refuse to eat anybody's biscuits bu your wife's. It's ipieer that men obtect to swear ing off drinking when there is so muell e,in tn-i,firlii tt.r.il.t About the time a man strucgles to his feet from tlio summer vacation expenses Christmas heaves in sight Every man has a pretty good opinion of himself till he gets In public offics and reads what a scoundrel be is. If a man doesn't like to be kept awaka all night by thu baby his wife is just as likely as not to suspect that he is lead ing a double life. A girl has no end of self-control, when a man proposes, to bo ablo to pretend sho doesn't understand him when sh really wants to yell with triumph. Nov York Press. EHTATI! OF WAI.THK W. If. 1IODIIN. The underlnd, having been appointed! by the Hon. Probata Court for the District or wraua isie, commissioners to receive, examine nnd adjust all claims and de mands of all persons against Walter W.II. Dodds, iute of North Hero, In aid district, deceased, hereby Ivb no tice that wo will meet for the purpose of examining nnd allowing said claims nt the dwelllnir hnim. nt Mrs. O. 1C. Knight In North Hero, Vt., on the 12th day of Julv. 190.V tmm 10 o'clock n. m. until 4 o'clock p. m. each of said days, nnd that six months from the 12th day of January. A. P., 1905, Is the time limited by said court for said creditors to present their claims t us (or eauininuiinu and niinwiiuue, Dated at North Hero, this 30th day ot January, A D.. i05. ., UOHERT ATKINS. I D H A7 13M 31,w3t ' ' 'commissioners, If tho native papers heie. are reliable, then an eager and determined stand Is being made in order to decide, whether natives or foreigners are to havo control of tho railway, The vintry and merchants afllrm that the American syndicate have broken faith. They quote three instances which they regard as evidences of their contention: (1) Tho mana gers havo not always been ready with the necessary cash when It was due. (2) They afllrm that tho line front Fatshau to Samshul is badly laid and therefore the trains sway from side to side to an unwarrantable de gree. (3) They chnrgo the American debenture holders with selling then stock at a largo premium to tho Rel slsns, who am in league with tho French and Russians. At any rate tho doings of largely attended meetings are reported dally In tho natlvo pres, und ono held n day or two ngo In tho library ot tho THE SOUTH THE NEJCT WEST. Ot all the corners of this great nnd beautiful land nt America, I confess per haps tho greatest fondness for that cor ner which is least known, tlio portion of tho United States south of tho Ohio rive-. Did I call this a portion of tlio United States? Politically it is not so, but that Is not tho fault of tho South but of the North. It always seemed to me. In thnt spirt of boyhood lovo ot fair play which I brought from the battle grounds ot tho little red school house, that after a fellow was whipped and had hollered "Enough," ho ought to bo allowed to get up. Wo whipped the South, took her surrender. and then brutally never allowed her to get up again! Politically, wo havo kept tho South out of tho United States just so far as wo could. Wo have Imposed conditions which tlio South could not nccept and live. We have asked her to come In and sit at our table, but wo have looked tho front door and hidden tlio key, ind left the South out in the cold, not a real part of tho United Statis. And yet hero Is ono of tho dearest, sweetest nnd noblest parts of all our country, Hero is tho very plaeo where the old Americanism exists to-day tho only place. And If we do not know the South, not nearly so well as Davy Crockett did after his journey through tho wilderness places, more is the shnmo nnd pity for us. As tho Southern States have been the last homo of tho genuine Americanism--Just us they wero the orglnal and natural home for gentle living so they have been the last to change In the ways of what wo call modern progress, which lat ter is to seme of us a somewhat baleful ',htng, nnd to none moro hateful than to tho sportsrian and tho outdoor man, who cannot find it In his soul to subscribe to the modem creed of sueees", so-railed. The Soul hhas been the last to change In tho matters of gam" supply. She still has abundant facilities for sports left to her Wo do not all of us know this; nor do all of us reflect that the greatest inroads on tho game of the South have been made by Northern men. In spite of this latter fact, the truth re mains that the South, a land of eae and plenty and comfort and good fellowship, lies at our door, within a day's travel. Some of us know the South along tho main lines of railway. Take the word of one admirer of It, get nway from the rail ways, explore tho South as Daw c'twl.ott did, and you will never i egret that -pcrlcncp. You will return with your eyes opened to very many thing". I'irliaps you may forget your days or c Ileal up land or marsh shooting In oi' wonder that this beautiful and lovable part of America is not a part of the United States to-day: and you will be first to assert that this condition of unregener.iteues, i-o- called, Is not tho fault ot the Soulli, hilt of tho North. Yet tho South Is tho com ing portion of the United States of America, It Is tho next West. Visit It. travel pcrosa it, talk with Its people. Do It now. You will never regiet it so long as you live. Iiougn, in .innuary i-iem and Stream. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. President Roosevelt has aecepied an invitation to be present at th commence mcnt exercises of Williams College in June. Dr. John E. Oeorse, assistant professor Df political economy of Northwestern University Is dead. He began life as a. coal miner. J. Picrpout Morgan has donated $10, 0"0 to the Catholic University of America, and Senators Elliins and Aldrlch havo also made donations. The flrt figure of a woman to be placed in Statuary hall, Washington, will be that of Francos E. Willard, tho temperance advocate. It will be put lrt pnltion on February 17. Howard Richards, Jr., formerly secre tary of Earl Hall, Columbia University, will sail from San l-'ranclsco January 23 to take up i duc.itional work at the Roona school, Wuchang, Province of IIupul, China. Prof. Charles I'. Thwing, president of the Weitein Reservo University, explains the rowdyism of college students as duo to the reaction which every man fecit from obedience to prescribed rules and regulations. Samuel T.ilor Cdleridge.'s re-idonci one of tbe literary landmarks of lyindon, will sluutly be torn down to mnko waj for n modern building. It was in tint, bouse Coleridge was frequently visited by Carlyle, Lamb, Wordsworth, Southoi and Leigh Hunt. Dr. Charles A. Eastman, the nolea Slouv Indian lecturer, author and histor- ' l.m. Is on tlio Pacific coast collecting m,t 'tciiul for his comprehensivo history o the Sioux nation, Tho work Is being pie pared under tlio direction of tho interioi I department, special attention being give! to laud titles. At the midwinter meeting of tho tru tees of Syracuse University held las week It was voted to construct, with tin I bequest made to the university by tin late John Lyman, which is i-aid to ag pregate more than f.'OO.trtt, a htilMinh U be known as the John Lyman lnbora. lory of Natural History. Col, P. C. Pfipe will be retired froi tho service next month. Ilo is at pres. cut In command of the San Francises navy yard. Colonel Pope was born la the Charleston navy yard, his mothel .. .lttitvlitnr nf Potonel .tnnns. n-tiif I'vuib ..'- .. .... was then a marine commandant. lint father was tho famous Commodore Pops who was second In command of ths Perry Japanese, expedition. An effort will be made to establish n ' 110,000 endowment for President Scott, who has had active charge of Franklin Colleoe La I'm to. Ind.. for tlllrtv-slv years. He hns served as college pvesl- iient lor a longer icrni ui;uj noj moor collego president In the United States. He will vetlro at tlio end of tho present school year. "Neglected colds make fat grave yards." Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup helps men and women to n happy, vig orous old n ge. A MUSICAL. RHAPSODY. (From the New York Herald.) Play on till, Ilka Orpheus, you tusk mountain tops bow themselves; play on till tho billows of tho sea hang tin t heads: play on till you draw nil tuituid Into your symphony, St, Ixiiils Republic. If this sort ot thing wero to appear n u New York newspaper the reader wuU know without looking nt tho heading that Mime long haired erllle had been to concert uud was giving his soulful Im pressions of a violin virtuoso. Rut our St. Louis conlemporar.v Is not guilty ol anything of thai kind. The Republic H .only humorously rolening to somebod (who sl.de a llddle