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When you wnnt anything, advertise In the new special column of this paper. Some bargains are offered there, thin week which It will pay you to read about. Bee page two. 'Phis pape has about. See page two. This paper has nnd one cent a word will reach them all. According to a Boston expert the great diamond weighing S.032 carats and valued cit t.l.fiW.Oflfl, which has recently been dis covered In the Tratmanl, will probably have to he cut up n It would weigh ono and three-fourths pounds and for pur posts of personal adornment would prove to be somewhat clumsy. The statement lr also made that If tho diamond Is cut up, Its value will bo greatly enhanced, provided it Is as flawless as reported. Naturalists are beginning to agree that animals must have a sixth sense, that of location. A French scientist has Just produced wonderful remits In connection with this problem by painting a number of wasps with white paint, carrying them several miles from their neat in a box nnd allowing them to escape. All of the marked wa:ps returned In a com parntivelv short time. Other Instances might be named, particularly by those who have had experiences of this charac tcr with domestlo animals. Tho Southern Cotton association Is eatd to be endeavoring to organize : trust which will not be regarded as ; trust by tho courts. To this end it pro poses to lock up i-eeurely nt least 2.0co COO bales of the crop of nnd to hold thn same until it has succeeded In rals lug the price from the present low level o about ten cents n pound. This may be es objectionable as any other appllca tion of the trust principle would be, but then it is more sensible than to bunt cotton to keep up prices ns was clone some time since. Mayor rieischmann of Cincinnati de Clares that it is impossible to suppress Snmhllng, and he accordingly advances tho propeisition that there is no way in Which the matter can be so successfully regulated as by issuing licenses. IIo says there always has been gambling and there always will be, and he goes so far us to say Ihal women are more dis posed to gamble than uie men. Sum! lioople may agree wltb Mayor Flclseh mann's proposition, but the frreat major Ity will probably de-Ire to see existing 'uws against gambling enforced. Tim announcement of a government ex pert to the effect that the abandonment of the hill farms In New Knglind is due to the opening of new and fertile lr icts in the AVost rather than to the loss of fertility of the abandoned land, sug gests some Interesting facts. When our Kcw England forefathers began to cut down the forests ur.d clear laud for the purpose of establishing home, they naturally selected the higher levels, as in many cases what hive since beoomo Bur most fertile field!., were swamp lands to a considerable extent. As the forests were cleared and inn land drain ed It became possible more and more to reclaim the low land. It goes without aayins that. If it had been possible to occupy this most fertile section of our valleys at the outset, many of the rough Mil farm lands would hardly have been tilled. Natural conditions, therefore, led te the cultivation of land at the outset which In not a few Instances, has been abandoned, not because It lacks fertility fcut because of its rough and atony character as compared with the re deemed low land which Is more easily tuna. SKIXIXC. IX LAKE CIMMPLAIX. The people of Vermont nnd particular ly the residents of the Chumplaln valley have a lively interest in the announce- went that in the event of the failure of Canada to co-operate in the matter of putting a stop to seine fishlnj- in Lake C'hamplaln the Legislature of New York piay appeal to President Roosevelt. The movement against seine fishing began a number of years ngo, jind, as our re id ers know, It has been crowned Willi com par.'itlvely little siiccesa. When the com. tnlttre appoint' il by dove nor Ucll re. lently visited different ninadlan author ities In company with a slmlltr body of men from New Voil; if seems that the excuse made by the Canadians was that tho policy of tho government of the United States In propagating yellow perch In the lake hnd been Injurious to other fish. A leller was sent to United State? Fish Commissioner Bowers, asking If the federal commission would stop propaga tion of yellow perch In the lake, Commissioner Bowers In his reply snys th.it tho yellow perch were released at Hwnnton, while tlio government wn ex perlmentlng with pike perch or wall yed pike. It was explained that tho nu. tlnnnl commission receive requests from many parts of (he country for yellow perch nnd that these fish nro propagated nt the Kwnnlon Imtehery to meet these requests, lie imw no rcusoit for icIcmk- Iner further fish In Luke Champlaln. With the argument In question disposed of tlio Vermont nnd New York commis sioners will renew their efforts to secure thn cooperation nf the Canadian author Itles In suppressing seining in l.uke Chumpliln, The Cn.nadluns have taken many ten of fish from MIHlsiiiol hay, pfy. yp,n, fln, rcMU lllfU Vfr sportsmen who try to llsh In tho ' ' lake with hook antl line have very little , HUeciljB durne lne open nson for dlf. ferent Uliid of fish. Residents of the Now Tork chore have a similar Interest in tl) movement. It Is announced Hint some of tho authorities nre In favor of I . ,, . , sunno; strong invii&uri's 11 iiic ljuiiiiiuuii I government refuses to net, but tho com missioners deprecate any strong talk of this character. The explanation Is made that the ques tion In Canada Is a political one, nnd thai otllclals hesitate to take any action which might affect the votes of fishermen living: on Mlssisouol bay. or In that vicinity. People In this vicinity know how some of the residents on thn Vermont shore of tho lake have sought to Influence votes on sclno fishing and It is hardly strange that our Canadian neighbors, who have everything to gain and nothing to lose from seining, should seek to make lh li poidica! Intlurncc felt In a similar way. IXDIAX PltORI.BM niNAPIMlAltl.Vfi. It is only a few years since the states men and newspapers of this country wcro seriously considering the disposition to be made of the Indian, and the frequent Indian uprisings guve amplo reason for tho discussion of this question. Muring the past few years, howevor. the coun try haB hoard little concerning Indian troubles nnd tho red man as a national problem has practically disappeared. Ono reason for this subsidence of the Indians Is of course to be found In tho fact that they nre fro weak In numbers as to be unable to make serious trouble for the white settlors who have crowded in upon them from every direction. An other explanation Is to be found In the fact that the Indian himself is develop ing with civilization, and that with this development the Indian problem is disap pearing. Governor Porter or the Creek nation finds still another explanation in the fact that Indians and whites are Intermarrying. Ho shows that while there nre 1S,Xi Creeks left, the white men mo marrying tho Indian Bills and the Indians not Infrequently marry white women, lie concludes that it Is simply a question of time when the red man will bo completely swallowed up in tlio white race. TUB IMMKiRATtOX PHOBI.KM. The immigration problem promises to be with us always, or ut least until Con gress acts in the matter of providing more eff.jcilve measures to restrict the number of tillens pouring into this country. Tho necessity of the adoption of more effec tive measures to restrict immigration is indicated by the lact that In spite of leg islation already enacted the number nf people flocking to the Putted Btntes from abioiid is constantly increasing. U appears from the report of Immigra tion Commissioner Sargent that the total number of aliens coming into this coun try during the month of December was CTfl.', and if tin: Miir.i- rate should he maintained during the balance of the liscal year, together with the natural in crease to be expected in the month of March. April, May and June, the year would show the heaviest immigration in the history of the country. The large showing made during December l re garded as remarkable as immigration is usually lighter In December, ns well as January and February, than at any other period of the year. It is slgnlllcant that a considerable par' ot tho increase In immigration was from Russia and Austria-Hungary. In Decem ber, 19ft., the number of immigrants from Russia was lrt.on. as compared with 10,- lli In December, lSo.5, and 15,'oj in I)e. cember, ISO!. The immigration from Aus tria-Hungary In December shows nn In crease of IC.TSS over that of December of tho previous year, aggregating 2",i:ji, while tho immigration fiom Kuiope in Do. cember was SS.WG, an increase ot 17,575 over December of one year ago. Tho chief consideration to be taken Into ac count In connection with this matter Is the fact that tho number of undeslrabln aliens Is increasing mote rapidly than nny other class, and herein lies the need of mote effective restiictlons upon (mini gratlon to the United States. THE UUNSIAX SITUATIOX. The ptople of the United Slates have been treated to all sorts of theories In relation to the nature of the trouble which hag been disturbing RursU during the past few days. Pome authorities, includ ing the Russian press censors, have insisted that there was no revolution in point ot fart, hut that the correspondents magnified tho tumbles growing out of various strikes into a praclicnlly national movement. Othor authorities have Insisted that while labor troubles were In progresn, as ,-t mutter of fact tho same wcro pcooinpained by a genuine revolutionary movement, and that the crisis was of the most serious nature. A correspondent of the New York Herald who has visited tho Riirsi.m capital and personally Investigated thn situation there makes tho unqualified as. sertlon that the lamentable riots which have so shocked the woild were purely socialistic, audaciously and cunningly screened under the name of workman's riemniihtr.ttliin. According to this an Ihorlty Ihe whole purpose nf the move ment was shown by Father Oapon, who after writing out a heme) -worded, mes sage r,f pence for publication to tho world at large, went down to the work men's meeting throwing off the mask Informed them that tho real object of the cje rnonptratlon of the morrow was te scparat the Czar from bin ministers, and If that were not accepted, the Caar would bo the sacrifice, although Oapon knew I ho Czar was not then In St, Petersburg. 'I he object of this) movement Is declared TMJfi BURI TNGTON to have been tho reforms which war demanded and refused a few weeks ago. The correspondent also declares that the full nature of the movement was known and that the government was never under nny illusion as to the character of the crisis with which It had to deal. It was nattuxvl that the Russian govern ment should seek to have the publlo In general believe that the crlils wuh of tho nature of a workman'M demonstration rather than n socialist movement, for It knew the soelallstslc elements throughout the world would be aroused to action, If Ihe truth were to become known nt once. It wan evidently hoped that by delaying the publication of the the truth, the government would be ablo to get tho situation In hand before the sioclallsllo elements nbroad'would have time to act. This Is but another Illustration of thn misleading character nf the typical Rus sian dlplomucy, and ulicn any official announcement Is made In behalf of tho St. Petersburg government It Is usually well enough to await developments be fore accepting the same In utterly good faith. STATU Gt?ni.f(2IMT,!i REPORT. The fourth nnnual report of Prof, fl. H. Porklm as State preolnjtlst, which lian just been Issued, contains a variety of articles of economic and scientific hn- portance for the people nf this State; and It will not only make a valuable work of reference, Lul It- will alto be found interesting reading by the public. The first article Is nn Interesting lilocrniihy of Prof. C. n Adam, the first Stnt seologlst. who held the position In Jl and the euis following, written by Prof. ll. M. Seely, the article being nccom- I'Hilod by nn excellent portralL of Pro fesor Adams. A feature of thn report which will be appreciated by those having occasion to refer to such matters Is a list of tin- work'; on the geology of Vermont, which Includes practically everything of im portance that has appeared on this sub ject. It appeir? from the report that during the year 1IM4 not Tttis than 47,OT'fl,0"' worth of stone was sold from our quar ries, h statement which affords an ex cellent idea, or the. value of the mineral resources of our State; and there Is ,i map showing the distribution of the gran ite, marble and slate deposits of Ver mont, in addition to brief accounts of the different grunlln ur,.r,s. which nre now worked, there Is a description of the modem methods used to cut and polish this rouali stone, followed by similar ac counts in relation in the marble and slate industries of Vermont. The less impnrlnut varieties of stone mentioned are limestone, .-o.ipstonc, kaolin, lire clay, tale, asbestos, and scythe stone. It appears fioin the repoit of the State ' K'''loslst ,llnt ol,,' metiU mined In ermor.t are copper and gold, and u somewhat full statement of the ' fact.- In relation to these metals i given. The reports d tin- platinum ores in the State arc discussed, and It Is shown that al though the quantity Is e-xceedlmsh small yet platinum l..i. actually been discov ered In some of the Vermont rooks. A valuable chapter on "The GlaclntloA of the Clreen Mountain Range" is con tributed to the report by Professor Hitch cock of Dartmouth, nnd thN Is followed by n paper on the asbestos region of Lamoille comity by Professor M.irsters ui -oiiiiiiipia. mere is also nn account of t ho geology ot Grand Isle county. wmcn supplements the account of the geology of fiiand Isle given li-.;the prev ious report. The geology of Isle T,a Motto Is treated with especial fullness and two colored maps. Illustrate this ac count. There, is an interesting article on "The Stroma toccrla of Isle I,a Motto-' by Prof. II, M. Seely. Five new species of the-e fossil corals are desctibed and il lustr.it ed. The moit Important part of tlio report scientifically is the dcci Ipllon of the lignite or brown coal of Brandon and its foss, concerning whih dcpo-di only a very little has ever been pithllshcd. The piKnt account gives a resume of all hitherto published and adds much that is new. Tlio fosMlfi are nut-like nb Jects. which arc from a fifth of nn inch to an inch and a half long nnd of a great variety ot shapes. Only a lew species have been found during past years, but from the large quantity of tho lignite (lug for use ns fuel during the eo .1 fmr, inc of Wi a great number of forms. most of them quite now, weie obtained. Plates following this article show 172 of theo strange fossils. No other group of fo-sd trulls like theso irom Brandon has ever been found In America -md thn only localities any where from which anything at all simi lar has been taken are that at Oenlngen, In Switzerland, and the Isle of Sheppy, in England. On this account this Bran don deposit Is of great scientific Interest and in some respects quite Inexplicable. Profo8?or Perkin's excellent report closes with a chapter on drinking water in Vermont, in which It is shown that Vermont Is as well, if not better, fur nished with pure drinking water than anv other State. The report Is illus trated with 81 plates, two colored maps and text figures, and wo shall he sur prised, if there Is not a large demand for copies of this valuable walk. roiNTED p.k.u:i:ai'H(?, A silent man is always worth listening to. The breath nf suspicion l cfter. flavor ed with cloves. A penny Hived hy n miser means a dol iar burned by his heirs later on. When n village youth makes a Using visit to tho city he has a bird of a tlmo. Some men consume) more com than a hog but It Is In liquid form. It lr far better lo b homesick away from homo thin to he home sleis. It sometimes staggers a man when he discovers that It Is possible to get a drink In a dry town. ONI-; OPERATION TO HIS CREDIT. Father-You have been at the medical college three years nnd you haven't per- tormeri an operation yet. Sou-Oh, yes, I have I removed thn appendix from a dictionary tho other Uy for pipc-llgniers.-cnicHgo News FREE PRESS : THURSDAY, FEBRUARY WASHINGTON SCHOOLS. Criticised hy HcpresenUtlr Foater of Vermont pa for an Increase In the Pay of Tencher All Along: the Mae. Consideration of tho District of Colum bia appropriation bill was resumed In the Hniiso In committee, of the whole. When the Item providing for the main tenance of the nubile schools nt Woiihlm;- Ion wns read Representative Foster of Vermont secured' the permission of the cnair to continue his remarks on this sub ject beyond tho flve-mlnuto limit. "I want to plead the cause of the boy and girls of Washington." wild Mr. Fos ter. "I want to plead the cause of tin public schools of tho District of Colum bia. It poes without saying that the pub He school system Is tho very keystone of our republican Institutions, and yet, although this is true. It Is a fact that onlv In the Inst enneraiton havn wn hnd an efficient school system. In former year.i me instruction of the child belmr left entirely to the parents," At the present time. Mr. Foster said, the varlotii Stntes of the t'nlon vie with one another in maintaining their nubile chool systems no to the very hlchest standard of excellence, nnd he thought that lne federal government, when It was responsible for nn educational system, as It Is In the case of the District of Columbia, should maintain It In the most Ideal manner. The federal Government in dealing with th" school system of the District of Co liunbla should clve the States an oheet I'sson In the inauguration nnd manage ment or a perfect school ystem. j Foster then took up the question of the salnri of school teachers. The profession of the -ehoM teacher Is a most exacting one. he said, requiring careful preparation, Industry, patience and con tinuous work from year to year. NOT AN IDEA!, SVSTKM HKRH. "We. as representatives of the penpl, have fallen far short of our dutv In main, tnlnlng an Ideal school system In the District of Columbia." lie said, "We treat the public schools nnri Hie public school tenchers just as In years gone by we treated the poorly paid and overworked clerks in some of the departments of the L'nvernnient." Mr. Foster thoticht that Instead of .Ir.lJ, Inr not ,,. , .... ...... ,. ., .u ,1,. l-,v ,,osmons tne management or the school system should be In the hand. of the board of education nnd the com pensation of teachers be nrrmgrd on n merit basis. At present, tie sld. tli prin cipals of the hleh schools of Washington receive tt.inr). .md they might remain In their presnt positions for forty yenr nnd not have another dollar added to their annual compensation. In the States', he said, the law levies a tax thai does not become a part of the regular treasury fund, but Is set aside for the purposes of edlieolinii alone In dlsetirslne model system or sys'ems that were nt leist vnstlv better than that of Washington, Mr Poster mentioned that In Peirolt the prin-lpnl of a high school receive ( on. Other tenchers are paid W the first veir, ?77l the s'-eond year. W the third veir, ..YI the fon-ih year w the fifth veir. $0".O the sixth venr. ?l W the seventh year nnd H.fll the tenth venr. In Providence. R. 1., the principal of n high school receives Tax, Hu assistant Is paid the first year. $l,7oo the see. nnd venr and 11 Vo the third year. The same system of service nromotton also obtains In the regular graded schools in that city. NEW YORK MAS A BETTER. Mr. Foster sakl M-at p ople were wnnt to speal; of Now York as Tammany l id den" nnd to infer tc u. that that educa tional matters won1 not considered In tho first rank of municli.l necessities. But as a matter of fact he considered that New York had a vein line school system, ilimieas-muhly better limn that of the District of Columbia wnerc the federal government ran things In New York the prrnpals of schools are paid $.",0na a year: tirst assistant prin cipals from SJ.nOO to the first year; from to tin oml year, and their salaries Increase proportionately un til at the sixth year tlie i.iuge from K.Z00 to .?S,i. "Why do we refuse lo 'rust the board of education in Washington to provide similar methods for the payment of emr teachers to inaugurate the merit system and to at range that tc.iehcr.-t willing to remain In the sen ice. w illiii,; to work hard ana who nre faithful and -tHcient shall be adequately paid." At present. Mr. Foster said, the system of payment nil along the line wa unjust. Salarieis were absolutely .nndemiate. He culled attention to the 1,111 before ihe House and road an extract to show (hat 1,112 teachers were paid nn aggregate of B.or-S.iioO, or an average of $731 a car. Then hn turned back to the street sweep. Ins department and showd that the whole number of employes ther- was 35. ami that they received nu averac of tv.11 each. "Think of it." said Mr Foster, "you seem to think more nf ck ining the streets thun of educating the vouUi of the coun try." He added In this comiecinn that he did not wish to pronounce criticism In thla direction on any member of the District of Cohimbin subcommittee which had pre pared the bill, and purtlcul.irly on Chair man Mcfleaiy, for whom he had the friendliest feelings, mid he declares that it was his belief that chairman McClcarv would agree with him that teachers of the District ot Columbia were inadeo.ii Ho- ly paid. At this point Representative Baker of Brooklyn .lumpi d to his f et and dennnded to know what good it did the teachers- of Washington to know that Chairman Mo- Cleary agreed with the gentleman from Vermont that thev should havn more money. " hut good does It do these poor ly paid employes if tins chairman of the District subcommittee does not put his Ideas Into effect, and provldii more rcason- uie compensation for thun in the bill that. he draws up, This per'onal agreement with the gentleman from Vermont Is of no value to the teachers nf this olty." Mr. rosier repeated his statement that he did not wish to ci incise chairman MeClrary or the other members of the District subcommittee, ami said that b" had no time to consult with them as to their views. He then tend from a re port of the bond of rdue.ition, showing that Increases in the o,iv of teachers had benn vainly urge d year a Her year, and that Congress, representing the federal government, was alone to blame for tho present deplorable Htato of affairs. Mr. Foster concluded hi' reniurUr hy urging the adoption of m amendment which he introduced nddmg et.nft to the appropriation for the pav of school teach ers. Twice as Many Eggi The man who pan mk wo f-pnir of grass grow wherp one grow hofore Ir certainly a benptnetnr. What shall we say of n Poultry Food that makes hens lay twice as many eg before? Fred W. Frost or Lyndon, Vt ay tliat bis brim tlltl that after feeding thorn "Pago's PerfrctPd Poultry Food." He-re's bin letter: "After ""li'B 'Page's Perfected Poultry FikhI' for Itvo weeks my hens laid more (Unit Iwhe as niany fKifs hn lu'foiii, j intiMid lo ue It lifc'ht alone," NEWS OP YERMONT. lore lmor(ant Event Grenned for Free Press Render Teeth . aoiilc tllslrlrt Meeting nt liar, ton l.anriluK February . Ihe annual meeting of the 10th Mntonlc ellstrlit will he held ulth Vallev Lodge, No. lfil. at Barton handing on Tuesday, ebrnniy 7. At a MO p. m.. A. If. Cirdyne. of Valley I,dge. will oen a Mas ter Masons lodgu in form. At 3:00 p m Meridian Sun Lodge will work tho en tried apprentice degree: l.immet ,,t ll::!ii P. in.: reception of grand lodae otHcers at ' "if 'Master Masons degreo will le conferred by Vallev Il... v- t, Otaml Lecturer Henry L. Halloa will re view the work. Most Worshipful Olln W. Daley, grand master, and other grand of-llc-rs mi distinguished guejtM Wl ho inese.u. Bis lodges comprise the 10tl Masonic district. Masonic union. .Vn ic Troy; Meridian Sun, No. 2n, Criiftsbury Orleans, xn. ni. IMrlon: Central, No. rc, ir.iMDurgo; .uenipnremagog, No. C, jccw. poif Valley, Xo. ton, Barton Landing, "" '"lies is D. O, M. Of the 10th Miisoiilo district, ARRIVALS AT SOLDIERS' HOMII. There have been several arrivals nt the Soldiers' Home Bennington during , past week, among them E C Blodgett 77 years old. who served In (V.mir.m- M -ill V - V'dnnUnuHngncbnilln cnllstlm- In plttstl. Id. Ho was admitted fiom Mount Holly, nnd Im In coo.i hniliii John Tyler served In the ii v,,, heavy artillery, and was admitted from inllforil. He is w years old and In fair lualtli. J. H. Dennis served In the 4th v'w i"'-K heavy artillery, and was ad inined from Shnftsbury. He is n com rade, nnd n past commander eif a. A. Cti-tcr post of Bennington. Li:ns imoKij.v i.v tui; snow. John Idake, superintendent of Morning, side creamery in Urattleboro. was on hU way down A ernoii street Tuesday night ot List week when he stumbled over a lidge o snow anil fell, fracturlmr ih. bones of his right leg. n0 was unable to '. . ... .. .'". "c ' ""5 f'on- ! " ",,,r "';,or' ""'P 'ume In tin . ,,15ar., " gloves to the Injured man wdiosn handt e ..... iv.iu KHV IDS nenriy irost nitmn and then went for assistance Mr. Blake, was taken In an express sleigh, to tlio home of Pat- .: A. i i . .e i .iiiiioong ano a physic an sum moned. After the fracture was reduce. lie was taken to his homo ntdt- the ceme tery, DEER SEEM PLENTY. Deer seem lo lie very plenty in Town sheiid. A bunch of 13 was seen between that village and West Townslicnd re cently. A deer was helped from the river mar the bridge hy Mr. Klddcr'.i recently by two teamsters, who saw it go Into the water. Tho animal was not long in taking its departure after reach In.'; terra llrma. ""tJOOD PREMIUMS FOR OXEN. The board of managers of the Windsor County Agricultural society, at its last meeting, appropriated Jinn for the im provement of the race n-.uk at thn grounds mid arranged for the slake r.iet of the Windsor County Horse Breeders' issociatlon, two itms of legislation which promise well for another successful ex hibition next full, Thirteen good colts are now in the stake men ami the so ciety uiKieii s, io Hn. pur.sf, which will make it at c.t.st f:vsi. On motion of i L. Davis or North Pomfret' II was volt-el that all dairy cattle should be ludired he!..' , ,1 James Altken of Billings farm, ami thTt ?r. , " T I, Kinney o 7 o,ul ,1 Z chang0e"!,iwrr'0l,VC fU f0,',lK! Wrk- "rhc 'berry. " W.'TMaeoim ot OUaw., thul.ges ,.. miU, 1P pmiliu,s onlOnt.' "rimricstlons on .he Preoption Ws- ".. l"V . s ,"W S,"ml i,s f,- lows. Pntse .No. I, for oxen wciBhint-1 i -r.-. mi.iioos or over, i, oivlileil as foi . M-tonu , mini i-urso No. -', lor oxen weighing, y.m pounds mid less than .n, divided aliovo. Purse No, iui oxen wcigiiing pounds at.d less than J.0.VJ pounds, ?j,l.'.v. Y.. 'Some Obseivation on European s.,.ui .ioovu. jsweepstaites, for best oxen on tin- grounds. StO. The- new reg ulations also piovlde for a special com inlttee of three to judge the sweepstako class. PROSPECT OF NEW RAILROAD. The prospects are good lor tho Dorse! railroad to go thioagh to Whitehall in mo spung v. it H n brunch to Lake St. Catherine and one to ihe slate iiuarries at Pawlct, also down the Batte-nkill to Troy and Albany, lowering the freight and passenger Mies about niie-fuurth to one-hall'. A good si mug vomp.iuy is said to back the enterprise, if it is true, this will be a trunk line from the Hudson river to Lake Cluimplain, touching both tide water and the canals. CHILD BADLY INJURED. .tlinr, the four-yiai-old son of Reunl.- Carpe utt.r ot lirotou, was run over uiid!l1lfs conlii'iiing five specimens for the badly injured Saturday morning. He was , lollow lag Mtrietles: Apples. Arctic, tiding on the i-ui.ncr on u .sleigh Jn which j I'Kv Sweet. Baldwin, Bellflower. Ji i n Hatch w.is timing, and fell off. Bethel, Hen IMvK Blue Permaln. Bottle being rim over liy the hoisc diiven by I "roeping, Kanieuse, Oillilower, llubbitrd Jame Uro.-t v.hlrh was following close j s,r -bicob Sweet, King. Mann, Mcintosh, behind the oilier sleigh. The horse I Northern Spy, Nodhcad, Ontario, Pecks .-Uinpcd oi lb- bnj's cad, cut Ills face, , badly ciiishe-d his jaw, partly severed i Ins tongiir nrn) otherwise injiued him. lie s In ,i criilr.il condition. ! )Ul.Nt. .MLNh t'1,1 1! OF BARIIE. i An oiynniz.itinu has been formed in ""fles in packages, first prize JV s.-c-liarre for young men, who have ned of I01"1 rrlzp U tlllnl "lriz,! ,2' it place for iiinocci-.t cnm-n. reari ' l,f,"rs-For the best plate of peats a rooms iiud soejal Inlvrconrsc grnerollv md social liilvrconrsc urn era I It- , lt is somewhat of a crusade jn inn j n ,. of making a place for all mon who wish to spend an evening or any pail of t It day, as tlm rooms will be warm and open fiom e-atly inoinlng until in tin. evening. The rooms are those In the Woithen block at present occupied by the Vincltla club and nre admirably titled for the purpose. In connection with these rocnis the members of tho cluh havn thn use of the gymnasium and shower bath at the Hoys' club rooms on Church street thice nights in the week, Tucsdnvs. Wed nesday: .tin! Fridays. This orginization is eme that h.ia all the adv.m agts of o Voung Men's Clnlstlan .issociatloo' with the cm piion of the tcliglous ft-at-uics ot tluit instiiutuui. AN OLD TIMP. ILNLVCTION. Tho coming execution of Mary Mabel Kogcih for the murder of her luit-bniid rc ciills to iVnultigtoii icsideiils tile fact tli.il fil years have passctl since ti, List execution of a p. rson tli.it Hctiiilngton has been particularly Interested In. On 'bruiiry s, nxt, occurred tho execution of Archibald L. Cites, who, at the De cember term of county court, held at Hcnnltigton Centre, wa-s convlcteel of shooting tils brother's wife im she sat noet- a window with a baby In her arms. Ho had been In love with her before her marriage to his brother and ono evening crept up to the house and shot her. The crime followed n dltpute, white he was intoxicated. He had demanded money from bis brother, and It was refused. Ho hud frequently been heard to vow that he would have revenge for not getting tlui woman. He was caught a shoit time liter the crime anil placed in .Mil Alt t hit; eimtlrllon u petition was circulated 2, 1905. asking the governor to commute his sentence, but even his father and mother :r'ir it,i ;? occasion was a. bright one, and crowds werei attracted to the grounds. One wo man walkod Vi nillew to witness the hang ing. Bales rode- to the gullows In n buggy, along w'lth the county sheriff, lie was a large, well built man, dressed In white and wore n. cup. Two companies, of militia escorted him to the gallous ami did duty as guard. Among U'ose who were present to witness the execution was Ihe nurse, with Ihe child of tho wo man that he hnd killed In her nrms, Hates made no stir when he ascended the scaffold, nor any struggle after the 'trap won sprung. It w.n found after Jil death that his great, weight hud matty pulled the bone In his neck apart. The Hcuffold stood on a slight alnvntinn ground but h short distance from wheto tho hattlo monument, stands, and hai been kne.wn nn (allows Hill from tlmt day. The family of Bates was one of tlio prominent ones of that section, the last one having filed, at the ndvnneed ige ot IL'. but a t"w .tears ago. The exe. i-utlon twis thnlast public on,. IntlieState, The only other execution that ever tookl1-" llnl,lf!- TI' "'o N supposed t Place in me town was that of D.ivid Re(. ding, June 11, l?7R. Ridding hud been convicted of being n tory and of giving arms to the enemy on the lake, taken I rom the residence of David Robinson, where they had been left for safe keep, lug. He nn- scntenrfd to be banged on , l""x""'i " "'"' ' , Me . " T" C'T'" f T"'!'" " A r"nrl"v" "r nl", w'" wi Kl'S, "! "".i ns- ere I'l.e.in uini sniueiniiig would oc cur 10 pi event an execution thit thev were nb .ut to tnk the mat let- into 'heir own iLimis. nth.iti Allen, who wis pres. cut, quirted the ciowd. Ullliirr IIi.mo thn! thev should . ,i hanging at the ap - H..,Mi. ,,,--. uoi itei(ng. In- would ho hanged himself." This salNIli il tin. crowd. U returned o the ai. N 1. . ' v and wltnrs ed it,.- , Xe uilon of RediUng. 0-..I.H nn- now living who saw Bates i nrirmw escape from being burned Mon hanireil. i ., .... - .. . " IJOV'S HAND BLOWN To PIBCKS. Harry Hartley, son of -i ,. eu iieene riMln, had Ills ilulu blown to Pieces rridnv aft,.. . ' 1 playing with a fulminating cap. Know lllg notliing of Its iiiiture he thn w It lr, s.ove. e,ore ne co.ilrl withdraw lift hand there was .- i sharp exnlosliin ulilch blew t)v stove to picfes nnd shattered the boy's hand. It Is hoped to save two IlllgetS. Some c;ilis luiil limn t..fi I.. ,1... cellar by the workmen who blasted tint stone. GREAT DliSTRfSTION OF FORESTS, The way In which half grown tn-et me ,,flnB fr,l"i 'be hills In the town". about Rutland during the present winter Is cniiing consternation among the peo ple who are cognizant of the fact and have at heart tho welfare of the woods ai.d lore.sts of Vermont. The slnuehter Is especially brisk at present owing to the ecllint sleighing, nnd hardly a day passes Hint ninny sled loads nf this young tlmber are not brought into Rutland nudl""c "'nl m'l!" m"' water 'ltd shipped over tin- Rutland tailroad to tho various paper mills in this part of the country. A large pmt of ibis timber is about six Indies in diameter and r-hould never be cut if tho welfare ot the land b consldercd. PROGRAMME AND I'RIXes FOR 11 OR. T ICULTU RA L M E ETINO, The eighth nnnual meeting of the- Vr- niont State Horticultural society will be held at the city tin 1 1 In Vergennes Thurs day and Friday. February and U. Fol lowing is the programme: Thursday afternoon, two o'clock Ad dress of welcome: response by presi dent: reports: "Suggestions for Planting and Cailug for the Young Orchard." A. M. aiighnn of Randolph: "The Apple," S. D, Wlilnrd of Geneva. N. Y. : "Some and Marketing aw I'"" f Fungicide," W. Stuart of is.. i ,...i,.,.,.,o. Thuroday evening. 7:"0 o'clock "Hor ticulture and Its Relation to the Hniriv." Mrs. Mary A. Smith of Morrlsvlllc; "Iloi-- tii-iiltiire as Comnared with Other Pro. fesslous." Prof. I,, II. Balln- of Ithaca liorticullur Prof. L. R. Jones of Bur- llngtou. Friday morning, fi:"n o'clock "Market Hardening." L. II. Sheldon or Fair Haven; "Asparagus Culture," Norman I", -luck oi ClMteaugoy Basin, P. Q.; "The lirowln"- of Plant,, runt Pn! Vlnu. : or?." o. K. Hunt of Riitltnd: "Sunshine-." 1 the Rev. Oeo. W. Perry ot Chester Deoot: Small Fruits for Homo Use and for the .Market." Mrs. Etta W. LePage of Bnrre appointment of crimmittees; question box. Frlduy afternoon. 1:30 o'clock Presi dent's address, lieo. , Tcrrill of .Morris vllle: reimrt of committees: election of otllccrs: paper, subiect to be announced, Prof. Frank A. Wuugh of Amherst, Mass-.; -The Plum," 8. D. AVIllard of Geneva. N. V.: "The Strawberry," W. T. Macoun of Ottawa, Out. A first prize of Sl.ft) and a second of .Vi cents will be given for plates of ap Pleasant l'ewaukee, He-d Canada. It. 1 Greening, Itoxbury Russet, Scott Win 1'1'. Shlawissee, Spltzenburg, Wugener. Wealthy, Wolf River, York Imperial . best rol lection of apples. Ilrst prize t secnid prize V. third prize J:; best exhibit of i,lln e"Uiu prize oi . cents will he given for the folio um arlctlo.s; An.iou, Rose. CMIrgeau. Pic! LiwrencA Winter Nells. Flowers Rest display out floweis tprn-tV-sslonHl), Ilrst ptlze J.i. second prize 3. third prize tl; best display pot plan's (professional) first prize j.', second prize tl, third prize tl, hesi i?i,iy ( ut flowers (nmateur) first prize t.'. second prize M. best dlspl.iy pot plants (amateur) first prize 5;'. second prize tl. TKACIIlinS' MKKTINll AT GRAND ISLE. I . tirand Isle county teachers com entlnn will be held in the high school building at Gtand lsp- February lit and II. The opening session wll lot lie'd l'rhliiv afternoon, February 10, frm I .-'10 to l ull o'clock, The programme follows Chorus, selections from "Tannhauscr," pupils of hltfh school, address of wel come, Uie Hev W, T. .Miller; "Variety In Pchool Work," Miss Phelps; draw ing, Mrs. itazen; a lesson In numbers. Mr. Clarke: vocal duet, the Misses Griii wold; "Music in Country Schools," Miss Lucy 'A. Reynolds: address. Prin cipal Edward D. Collins, of the .llr normal school of Johnson; "Duties of Pehool Directors." former Lieut. -Gov. N. W. Flk of Isle La Motte; round table conference. Friday evening. T l"i o'clock Overture. "Poet nnd Peasant." tho Misses Gliswold. address, "How Plants Live," prof, L. R. .loucs of Bur lington: alto horn solo. Miss Fllen Grlswold; social hour. Snlurdav morn. Ing. fl to 12 o'clock PIhiio solo, Miss Pantile llliswolil: u lesson In r -iiilii;., Mis, Clark: "Schnol I .eglsla I Ion " ,su Mary .Montuoincry, "Uitgsi foi the Little Folks," Miss Helen a. Clnrl vocal solo. Miss Lucy Reynolds: "ReM "r. .i- t the sct,oo.. Mr W, T. Miller: "Relation of the TeaehJ to the Home," Mrs. W. M, SteVcns: "Til cure or j-rce Text-Books," Miss Jess I. Ross-, nonferenco and tcporls , committees, A ORA.VOi: FOR K.VOSBUROH Gov. ('. J. Bell of Wiilden, master I uie m,uc ji,g, rations of Hir naiidty, expects to onranlze a C.r.nit 111 llnosliurgh.nlthor In Rnnshni-c-h vail village or West Lnosbuigh next Frldal evening, n expected that them wll im: " or cnaiier members Goveil nor Hen announce,,) that, since the mid uie in iircemner il(. 10s nrcimlrel seven Omnges and tluit there Is a gool i Pr"",,",'t nl WnlmiB two moro befoil his visit to Knosburgli, BARN BI'RNRD IN M'AITSFIHLD. The large bnrn of B. D. Blsbee i WHltstleid burned to the giound Tuef day morning, ihe (tiro starting aboul T:15, and burning llercely for aboul i-.iugni irom n mtucm which wb ' Rl.""ir "vorlurneej or exploded, an "n'lI"e"i nuving practically no fit protection, it was Impossible to chncll the flames. '1 he stock was all irotteil out of the barn and all the surroundln J farm building were saved. The barnl winch was large nn, commodious, wa-J comparatively new, having been bulH j 'wo yiars ngo last summer, and w.H considered one of me best h.irns In tin seciion. ir. Ulsbee curried a fall! iiniouiit of Insurance, which will prob-l aoiy nearly cover the loss on the build J lllg. It Was Impossible to save aov n 1 the winter's stock of li.ty ;,n, grain . . . . . i th" loss on that will be total ' - 'NOTHUU MONTPHLIKR FIRE. The Pnlon House at M.ntpeller had tl iieiy iimiii. i ne nre was uncovered on oml i1'1 "'" u,lck staircases that Is betweeil ,.'.,r 1 "'.fm l,0,IHP ;,nd tho Bflrt owned bjl Mayor rorry. Fortunately It was dlsc-ov-l .1 A - ... . . .. IO PPrmu 01 118 np"l ctiignishd with the lire fighters In thl oulldlng. though the alarm was rung ill as nn extra precaution. OUR KALEIDOSCOPE. SANC, FROTD. The lionian gentleman of old, No one can take his place No one Is now- so self-coulroHed, As to open n vein or bottle cold With the sHine cnreles1" grace New Orleans Times-Democrat. NO INDUCEMENT. "Come wid me, pard. said the hobo from 'IVviii, "fin' i ll show youse some- thin as 11 make vore month water." "Not enny tcr me." answered tho Ken tucky member 0i the fraternity. "Enny- t.interlizc me tongue. Chicago News. IT HADN'T OCCURRED TO HER Mrs. Younglovi Our took says those etgs vou sept yesterday weie ancient, firocer Very sorry, ma'am. They were the best we could get. You see, all ths young chickens were killed oft for the holiday trade, so the old lurns aio th-t only ones lett to do the. layin'. Airs. Younglove Oh, to be s ire. Of eottrse. hadn't thought of that. Chi cago Record-Herald. PLENTY OF BRASS, church Do you caro lor Wagner music? tiotham Yes. I do. No matter how loud the people In the boxes talk, you can always hear Wagner's music Von kcrs. Statesman. MIGHT HELP SOME. 'Is Oluicnce Appleby the sort of per son one would care to cultivate?" "Well, a little cultivation wouldn't hurt him any." Clovelnnd Leader. DIVISION OF LABOR. He promised to look out for her From dawn to darkness dim When they were wed; but did not say She'd huiy b- from dark to day A-looklng out for him New Orleans Times-Democrat. WITH A DRAWBACK. "R ee-m to me." the foreign vlsitot was saying, "you. have too many laws in thN country." "We may overdo It a little In. passing law",'' responded the native, "but we en force 'em Judiciously." Exchange. TIIK ONK KXCEPTION. A buikep still and cheerless jat; 1 asked him why life seemed all flit. He s.iid to me: "Hecuz, you see, "Iley ain't wrote me no Rub.iiyat'" New- Orlein T'mes-Uemncrat. NOT A NATIVE. Arthur Weren't you awfully frighten ci'i when you saw the burglar In j-oue room.? Theodore-1 was worse than frighten ed; I was disgiHieil. Ho suld if I said a, word I was a dead man Absurd, don t ou linow A dead man couldn't talk." ISoston Trancrlpt. SNIDE LIGHTSON HISTORY. Venus was examining the golien applt Paris had awarded her. "Huh!" she said, "It's only plated. I'll punish him for that, the piker! I'll maku a married man of him." And that was the beginning of the trou bles of Pat Is. Thor took his hammer down from th shelf, looked at it fondly, and said, halt to himself: "It used to be quite n hammer In the olel days, but Tom Tiwsnn and Charlev Russell have spoiled the magazines. 1 Should onlv get the usual 'returned with thanks.' " Sighing deeply, he replaced it and went over to the Dutchman's for a pall of mead f hlcago Tribune. A MISAPPLIED PETITION. Not long since tho iholr In ona of tin fiiMiionable churches of the South rendered ,i lone and difficult nnthem ons with iii.inv frills and furbelows. Thn good m.nisier s,u patiently through ii, but when the anthem wns finished hn irose mid. to the amusement of both copgrcgiition and choir, began his prayer In deeply earnest tones, saying, "O I.oid, we thank Thee that wo' are still alive!" February Llppineott's. Fraud Hxpnaed, A few counterfeiters have hitelv been m-iklne nnd trying to sell imltatiors i f Dr. King's New Diseoery for Consump tion Coughs and Colds and other eel Iclmv, th-ieby defrauding the pubM This Ik to warn you to beware of such people, who seek to profit, 'hrough tea' Ing the reputation of remedies win h hive bei uccss fully Hiring dlswise for over .""i jc.jrs. A sure ifoleeilon to you Is our iiamo on the wrapper- l.iok for It, on nil Dr. King's, or llucklen s remedies, ,is all olln-i's oie mere hoi tion-. II i; hi'i'ki.kn co.. (in c.igo, III , iuiiI Windsor Ctui.ula.