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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS t THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1905.
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Monument As Gift from
MMRNSR crowd present
! i- v ills I'nrndp Orn-
tlon br Hev. . I. Htnlr Oh
rrvnurc of Mrmnrlnl Dnjr
in Other Town.
MIHdlo linrv. Muv 30. To-d.iv hast crr-
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rnmino of the dim-Hint; of the now Mil
lers' monuincnt tho hundreds of vis
ors have roiio to tholr homes fccllmr
ot only repaid for their trip but .imply
Nntlttmr has boon done by halves
nl everything possible was dime that
very invited must and lsltur infill
rirniiiriiiv rn lv I nr'iiis.i'ivi'.v. , , 1111. .1 . 11-
itlons have rained upon tho.e In Thurso
f the ceremonies and fisaln has Slid
Icbtiry demonstrated that she has only
be called to entertain and slio can
deliver the pnods."
From Kimrlse In the sotting nf the sun
in.i.iiB i.Hiiiti., , "i' ........
he nrcs dent of the day, jiuiro .lonn i-i.
VeoUs. arose at 2:l.'i o'clock to preside.
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ullv 7.MV peonle bad Gathered.
Situated In tho trlutiRle formed Ly
linlittM In' . tlrt rtn .lin Vnrtli nnrl
he cist, stands this beautiful memoi-
ver reminder that Mlddlcbury remem-
Tho monument Is 32 feet and one
ncn in iioikiu nun is composed oi vi
Hum Jtarro eranlte. The entire nut-
vuicu sets noon a iouni anon 01 ce-
ncni. is 1 1 leci six incnea suuare. wim
i r so. oi pic t incites, nun is eomnoseu
int., uniiijit i i iiiuii .iiiu iin;
lame rise, as tno outer liases, is com-
hn nedestal. consistlncr of three nieces.
n life size statue In granite, each
eryman and cavalryman and, faelntr
n nn opposite direction, stands tho
OLiniillK l 111? WUUIU IS IIIU UUll'l llU.tli
.... tllU IIUIB Mfc iron
TUB PA It APE,
At 2 p. m. fully 7.CKV) people had as-
M. Chapman commenced to form tho
line near the monument and they march-
t u .111 iinnil HIV 'l 1111:111.1.1 oir.Tia ui iiiu
Inirn lmpk in the stnrllnir nnlnt :it thn
Following Is the order of the proees-
tttnm "..lnf f.inrclinl rnl T AT Cliini.
man and aids.
Mt. Calvary Commandery, No. 1,
KnlRhts 'J'cmplnr, J. K. Huttolph, com-
Kllllucton Coiiimandery, No. , KnlRhts
Templar, Frank J.. Clark, commander.
Second division, marshal, AV. 8. Dean
bake Dunmore Tidce of Odd Fellows,
I.. 11. Stalker, noble grand.
Mlddlcbury lire department, CJoorffo
Kidder, chief engineer.
Third dlvilon, marshal, Frank L. Fish
VeiKennes rily band.
Company C, Brandon National Oitanl
of Vermont, Flank I. Smith, captain.
Grand Army posts, Win. I. Russell Post,
jHinoieiiury. id, i . jiussei . cnmninnner:
V. C. Dunton Post, Hrlstol, F. I. Ward,
commander c. J. Onnsben Fost, Hran
don, Samuel fl rover, commander.
Four hundrol s. hool children from tho
Himairtiltri' ,.. 1...1 ...... .nhnnl 1
tricts In tins vicinity.
tollowlnc is the proRrntumo of ex
ercises at the monument: Music, Middlo
hury band. Then came tho nddress of
welcome by the prcMdcnt of tho day,
J. K. Weeks. He wild-
Tho Rev. W. T. Forsyth, rector of
St. Stephen's Church, followed with a
very appropriate prayer for the oc
casion. Music by the Verccnncs band
was followed by the unveiling of the
monument by a detail of six men from
W. r. Russell Post, S9: Quartermaster
C. 13. You It, Otis Abbey, l.ouls
Ooulctte, I.ouls St. Mary, I'rank Mayo
and officer of the day, James Tracey,
which was erected with treat np
COL. ILLSLEY SPKAKP.
Col. S .A. Illsley, the Renernus slver,
then nroso to inako the presentation
nnd was Rreeted with a round of up
plause, in winch l.io eninusiasm was
ecnillne. Ami In nnd ucnln lie attempted
to speak but the plaudits of tho thrniiK
drowned his words. At last cntno
lull nnd, npproachliiK the front of the
platform, he said: "1 tako n pleasure
In presenting this monument to tho
Holdlers of Mlddlcbury." If tho ap
plnuse had been henvy before, It was
simply torrlllo ut this point.
SPKKCH OF ACCKPTANCR.
Tho speech of acceptance was mado
hy Professor Mcrjlltou of Mlddlcbury
College In tho place of Prof, llonnrd, who
Is III. In Iho acceptance of tho monu
ment his remarks were to tho point and
wero listened to with close attention
ty tho larwo audience nnd received
MubIc by thu Mlddlcbury hand wns fol
lowed by tho oration of the day, by tho
Rev, CleoiKo I. Stair, pastor of tho
Baptist Church In this villaco.
Muslo iVersrenncs band. Tho decor
at Ion of thn monument by Ethan Allen
Cbnptcr, V. A. Ii., asslslcd by tho
ncliool children was n most elaborate
fcaturo of tho occasion and warmly
applauded. "America" by tho school
children brought many a damp cyo and
l..o closing selcutlon of muslo by tho
iwiddlobury band wna tho llnnlo of tho
At woven o'clock this rvenlnc thn llrst
band band concert of tho season wiih
irlvcn by tho Mlddlcbury band, which
lasted sonic over mi hour and wuh Ihjtcn-
ed to by hundreds of people.
Then tho largo Gathering went to tho
AVelllnnton lot on Washington itreet to
wltnest a most elaborate display of fire
works, Thun closed a day that has none down
In history ni one of the moat spectacular
In innny a decode. The commllteo who
had it In charge wan J. K. Weeks, H.
E. Ilond, T. M. Chapman, W. M. Jack
son, Ur. K. P. Hiisscli, w. w. Jnrtln
and W. J. Rose, deserve irreat credit for
tho manner In which they carried It
BUT FEW VETERANS LEFT.
Only IB In Line nt Wnterhury Sen.
millnithnm Addreniies Kr Stetaoa
Wnterbury, May 30. InterrstlnR nnd Ini
presslvo exerciser were held yesterday
afternoon by the Edwin Dillingham Post,
CI, A. It., ut the cemetery, after which n
union memorial get vice was held In tho
Congregational Church, tho Rev. W. 8.
fimlthers, pastor of the Methodist Church,
delivered the memoilal nddress. The
school children participated In tho exer
cises at the cemetery, the girls being
dressed In white nnd carrying flags. At
the Center the Edson Stetson Post held
exercises at the cemetery, after which
Snator Dillingham delivered an address In
only about 1.1 veterans, members of the
Edwin Dillingham Post were In line to
day. The 40 yrars Unit have Intervened
since a victorious army was mustered out
of service, have so decimated tho ranks
of tho Grand Army that each town now
only musters a small squad, where once
marched a formidable company to tho
music of fife and drum on each, occurring
Memorial clay, but no lapse of time will
detract from the respect In which our
veteran soldiers nro held by a grateful
EXERCISES AT NEWPORT.
Newport, May 30. Raxtcr Post, G.
A. R ami tho W. R. C. observed Mem
orial day here to-day. At ten o'clock
this morning the procession formed at
tl. A. R. hall under command of P. c
Dale, marshal, in the following order:
Newport Cornet band, Co. ii, V. N. G.,
llaxter Post, (1. A. R, Spanish War vet
erans, disabled soldiers and W. R. C.
In carriages, school children nnd citi
zens. Tliey marched to the cemetery
In West Derby, where tho usual serv
ices were held. Then then returned to
the hail, where a freo dinner was
served by tho W. R. C. to tho veterans,
Co. 1, and the band.
At 1! p. m. tho exercises were held In
Lane's opera house, whore the oration
was delivered by T. J. Roynton of
PARADE AT RUTLAND.
.1. nigelmv nnd Sen. Itertfleld Proc
tor Address i. A. It. Veternns.
Rutland, May ."A Memorial day was
observed hero with a street parade this
afternoon in which Company A of tho
National Guard and tho uniformed ranks
of the Knights of Pythias. Canado-Amer
lean club, and Odd Fellows partlolp lied.
This was led by tho city bund. Ninety
members of Roberts Post turned out
and H't gruves were d corated. At tho
npeia house W. J. Ulgelon of Purllngton
delivered tho nddrcs, while Senator Ued
tleld Proctor spoke briefly. Tho houso
was well filled with a representative and
All places ot business wero closed and
buildings wero decorated in tho national
cr.lnrn. Company A llred a salute at tho
West Street cemetery, nhero tho G. A. R.
ritual was read.
ST. ALBANS OBSERVANCE.
Parade nnd Address by Iter.
Wiitklno nt City Ilnll
St. Albans, May 30. Memorial day pass
ed oft pleasantly and quietly In St. Al
bans. The city was astir and at all tho
emeterles were large numbers of relatives
i nd friends bearing sweet remembrances
to place on the graves of those called
home. Delegations from A. R. llurlbut
Post, No. l, (5. A. R and of Co. 11,
lir.-t Infantry, Vermont volunters, In tho
Spanish-American war visited tho dif
ferent cemeteries and decorated their
comradns' graves with flags and flowers.
t 1:4," o'clock in the afternoon, the G.
A. R. veterans, escorted by Co. U, V.
N. (., and headed by the Georgia band
inarched from the Memorial to city hall,
where the following programme was car
ried out: Selection, "Rrave Defenders of
the Flag," by the Crescent Gleo club,
under direction of C. II. Anderson ; In
vocation, tho Rev, E. E. Mnrggrof, pas
tor of (lie 1'nlversallst Church: ' IJncoln'
Gettysburg Address," by John Uranch,
Jr.: introduction of the speaker by tho
mayor, the lion. 11. Elmer Wheeler; ad
dress, the Rev. S. Halsted Wntklns, rec
tor nf St. Luke's Church, orator of the
day; selection, "Our Heroes," tho Cres
cent Glee club; benediction, the Rev. E.
At tin1 conclusion of tho exercises at tho
city hall the line was formed as follows:
Col. J. tl. Norton, marshal; Georgia Cor
net band: Co. II, 1st Inf., V. N. O., Capt.
Lee 8. Tlllotsnn, commanding; A. R. Hurl-
but Post, No. 00, O. A. R., Commander
John A, Jarvls, commanding: earrlegcs
with Ills Honor Mayor Wheeler, tho ora
tor of the day, the Rev. 8. H. Wutklns
nnd the Rev, E. E Mntggrof. Tho line
of march was down Main street to Fair
field street, up Fairfield street to tho en
trance nt the southeastern corner ot the
park and thence to tho center. Hero tho
ritualistic services In honor of tho com
rades who He In unknown graves wero
conducted, C. P. Hngnn, post chaplain,
and Commander Jarvls officiating. After
a dirge by tho band and the thing of three
volleys by Co, II, tho II no wns reformed
and the veterans escorted to the Memorial
hull where tho parade was dismissed. Tho
addroBn of tho Rev. Mr, Watklns was nn
excellent offnit and ranks with the best
ever heard here. Tho splendid showing
made by the CroBcent Gleo club was u
surpiiso to many and their well rendered
seieclluns reflect much credit upon them
selves nnd their leader. Tho delivery of
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address by John
Uranch, Jr., was very Impressive.
ORHERVANCE AT B WANTON.
Swanton, May 30. Swnnton, always
loyal to her soldier dead, never observed
Memorial day nioro llttlngly than to-day.
The iitteiidaiuo was notably largo and
and approprlato programmo was well car
ried out. About 30 veterans ot the Civil
War followed tho flag of Post Jewctt,
No. 73. The pnnlls ond teachers of
tho public schools and the chil
dren of tho Catholic schools were also
In Hue. Tho Sons of Veterans und Wo
man's Relief Corps took part, muslo be
liter furnished by tho Bwanton band rc
organized for tho occasion. Thero were
cj.erclscs nt tho Catholic cemetery, ,
brief address by the Ilov, Father Sal
ninn; tho Church Street cemetery, tho
bridge, especially for the sailor dead,
and finally ut tho monument. Tl'cn fol
lowed exercises from the band stand, R.
O. Hturtevant presiding. Thero was
prayer by tho Rev. Mr. Kddy nnd an ex
cellrnt address by W. W. Holden "f
Tho committee of arrangements repre
senting Post Jcwelt consisted of P. ,1,
Stickle, O. N. Ross nnd O. F. Houghton,
KJfERCIBKS AT WOL-BTOtJK.
Woodstock, May SO. Tho Memorial day
programme 111 ehnrgo of George C. Ran
dall Post was successfully carried out this
afternoon, a large number of visitors being
In town. After the decoration of graves
the literary exercises were given at Music
hall with tho Rev. II. M. Springer of
Hartford as the principal.
HARTFORD SOLDIERS ORGANIZE.
White- nivcr Junction, May 3o.-Mem-orlal
day was generally observed this
afternoon with exercises at tho opera
house. Ex-Governor Plngroo wns presi
dent of the day. James Flske Hooker
nf tlrattlehoro gave n stirring address to
ii largo nudlenco nt the cemetery. The
Rev. I. 8. Yerks nf this village ppoko
eloquently. After the services the Hart
ford Soldiers' Memorial association elect
ed ex-Governor Plngrcc president nnd
Captain Wntklns secretary.
EXERCISES AT MONTPELIER.
iludgo c. fi. Palmer Slakes n Plea for
Clean Young Manhood and Woman
Hood. Montpellor, May 30. A largo crowd wit
nessed tho Memorial day parade In Mont
pellor to-day and tho public exercises at
the opera house nttracted a crowd that
packed It to the doors. Tho parade was
headed by a platoon of police In chnrgc
of Acting Chief of Police John B. W. Dur-
kec, followed by the Montpeller Military
band. Company II, V. N. tl.. the high
school nnd St. Michael's cadets, the Mod
ern Woodmen of America, Hrooks Post, G.
A. It., nnd about 300 school children.
Following exercises by tho children and
memorial services from the Grnnd Army
of the Republic. Judge C. S. Palmer of
Rurllngtoti delivered a stirring uddress.
Judge Palmer first read the poem: "Tho
Fading Line of nine" published in mo
Freo Press this morning. At Its close two
little colored children came forwnrd and
presented the speaker with a basket ot
beautiful roses which he happily acknowl
edged, nccentlng It not for himself per
sonally. but for the members of tho Grand
Army of the Republic before him wno
took the laboring oar 40 years ago in giv
ing tho black man freedom.
faking up hi-i address Judge painter
referred to tho sacrifices of tho civil war,
the slgnltlcanco of Memorial day, and en
larged 'upon the stormy voyage of the
ship of state from Fort Sumpter to Appo-
mattox. From this ho drew a lesson mm
we should look forwnrd and not back
ward. The scepter of power has passed
from the Civil War veterans to tho young
men nnd women. The boys of this coun
try saved It once and It the occasion over
again arises the boys must save it again.
In this connection tho speaker made an
earnest plea for a clean young manhood
and young womanhood. Then followed
the most eloquent, stirring and Inspiring
part ot bis discourse in which bo spoko
of what the flag has cost. He closed with
an appeal to young men nnd women to
accept no standard of citizenship which
does not includn loyalty.
At the close of his address Judge Pal
mer was heartily congratulated by Mayor
F. M. Corrv. the Rev. J. Edward W right,
chaplain of tho day. the members ot
the eltv council nnd others who were
seated on the platform.
AT ESSEX JUNCTION.
Hev. . W. Hunt Plrnds for the Bible,
Public School nnd lteveranee for the
Mi mortal day was observed nt Essex
Junction by R. S. Sherman Post. G. A
R.. and tho W. R. C. Shortly after one
o'clock tho procession formed In front
of the H. A. R. hall, marehed to the ccme
teiy under til's lead nf D. W, Smead
ninrshal. and decorated the graves of
their comrades. Tho procession then re
formed and mnrehed to the Congrega
tlonal Church. At the church the service
of the G. A. R. was conducted by the
post commander, H. O. Pearson. Lin
coln's Gettysburg address was read by
T. W. Sibley. Tho Rev. G. L. Story pre
sided at the remainder of tho servire. A
eholr composed of Henry. Fred and Frank
Ingersoll, Charles Hopkins, Ford Gomo
and Miss Annis Baldwin, organist, sang
Tenting On tho Old Camp Ground,
Prayer wns offered by the Rev, Evan
The address of the day was delivered
by the Rev. G. 'VI. Hunt, tho new pre
siding elder of the Bt. Albans district
It was an eloquent and forceful presentn
tion of tho purposes accomplished by the
War of the Rebellion. He said In part
Cno of these results was tho deliverance
from the rule of aristocracy and the es
tabllshment of real freedom, another re
suit was the emancipation of tho negroes,
The perpetuity and progress of the re
public, depends upon three things, tho
acceptance of the Riblo as Iho rule o
life, tho exultation of the public nchools
and rovrrenco for the flag. After thu
address tho congregation sang "America'
and was dlsmiscd with tho benediction by
the Rev. Dr. J. 8. Goodall.
REV. 0. W. ROWLEY SPEAKS
Tells Veterans of Yemenites That tho
IlnllotN nnd HcliooU Must lie Protected
Vergonnes, May 30. Tho Memorial dav
address was delivered by tho Rev. C. W
Rowley, D. D., of Bennington. Mr. Row
Icy is n forceful and entertaining speike
nnd gavo one of the best Memcrlnl nd
dresses over delivered In this city. In
opening his nddress tho speaker briefly
alluded to the "Dark Days of 111" and
eulogized tho men of New Fnglind and
their work In saving the nation. "They
wcio tho men who 1-ept tho road open to
vtns'ltlngtoii until forces could bo until
trcd for in protection."
Great questions confront its ns they did
these men who died for homo und conn
try. Let us meet them in the spirit thoy
did. Wo must protect tho bullet. Our
country cannot stand unless we hnv
rieoriom or ballot. Wo must gmrd the.
piihlln school. We must educate the chil
elrtn. Wo must have revcrnto of law.
At tho closo of tho address tho audience
united in singing "America" nnd th
lienrillctU.il was pronounced by the Rev
H. A. Wood O. F. O. Kimball acted as
marshal and excellent music was furnish
ed by tho Vorgonnos band. Lincoln'
Gettysburg address was read by Capt,
MEMORIAL DAY AT STOWE.
Children Assist In Decorating the
Graves Address by W. A. arahnm.
Stowe, May SO. Tho obsorvanco of Me
morlnl day in Stowo begun with the visit
to West Branch cemetery by tho members
of II, II, Bmith Post, G, A. It., and C, 8,
Clark Sons of Veterans, Thoy wre mot
by children from tlio West Uranch, Edson
Hill mid Luco Hill schools, who In charge
or mis. a. w. Adams, assisted by tho
touchers, tho Misses Qule, Rubs and Doug.
lass, escorled tho decorating pnrty Into
the cemetery, and with (tags nnd (lowers
assisted In tho decoration ot the soldiers'
graves. The presence of the children and
their little ceremony added much to the
Interest of the ortasion,
At 11 a. in. the Sons of Veterans assisted
by tho post decorated the graves in tho
village, cemetery. Dinner wns served at
noon by the Woman's Relief Corps nnd
ladies' Aid. Tho threatening clouds of
oon and the weather of the afternoon
proved Ideal. A large number attended
ho exercises In Akelcy Memorial hall
iidltorlum, which wero presided over by
Commander O. F. Gerry. Btowo Mlttary
band was In attendamciprayerwns ortored
by rrlnclal C. II. Drownci an oration,
Decoration Day Address," was given by
Earl Mooody, and a duct was rendered by
the Misses Lola Hillings nnd Myra Che
ney, with O. A. Burnham nt the piano.
Principal Drowne Introduced with some
Interesting remarks W. A. Graham of
llnrdwlck. Mr. Graham, who was several
ears ago a pupil in Btowe high school
a speaker of much promise and gave a
stirring address, Riving a thrilling resumo
t tho Rebellion nnd drawing appropriate
lessons therefrom. Ho was listened to
with marked attention nnd was warmly
pplaudod at tho close ot the exercises
the members of the post and camp, Wom
an's Relief Corps, Ladles' Aid, school
children and citizens escorted by tho
ind, marched to River Rank cemetery,
whore the ceremonies nf the day wero
concluded by rendering tho ritual servlco
and tho decoration of the soldiers graves.
Address by .Secretary of State P. 3.
Fleetwood .Weather Ideal.
Hard wick, May 30. Tho day was an
Ideal one or the exercises of Memor
ial day. In the morning at ten o'clock
the soldiers accompanied by tho band
marched to the old cecmtery where tho
graves of tho soldiers wero decorated.
At noon the Woman's Relief Corps fur-
Ished dinner In their hall to tho sol
At one o'clock the procession formed
In front of the hotol nnd mnrehed to
tho new cemetery, where appropriate
xcrclscs wero given by the soldiers
nd the band rendered soveral selec
tions. Tho procession was formed,
headed by the band, the soldiers, Sons
f veterans, Woman's Relief Corps,
Knights of Pythias, citizens nnd school
hlldren following. At two o'clock tho
exercises were held In tho opera house
Georgo W. Ilrldgman, tho post com
mander, had ehnrgo of tho programmo
nd H. McLoud rend Lincoln's nddress
at Gettysburg!!. The band gavo two
elections nnd vocal music was fur
nished by a choir consisting of Mrs.
Latison. Mrs. Brown, Misses Page and
Mack, Messrs. Hoyt and Foster with
Miss Ressle Titus at tho piano.
G. R. Hoyt rendered a very beautiful
Mr. Brldgman Introduced the speaker
ot the day, the Hon. Fred G. Fleet
wood, secretary ot State, In a few well
chosen words. Mr. Fleetwood gavo n
very scholarly address, He described
the conditions and circumstances, un
der which the southern people wero
reared ns compared with the northern
people, thus showing that slavery was
tho occasion not tho cause for strife
among the two classes.. Ho said that
the war hnd three phases, tho llrst ono
ending with tho Rattle ot Hull Run,
the second with tho Rattld of Gettys
burg nnd the third with Lee's surren
der. He then very impressively re
ferred to tho Spanish-American Win
und lauded tho motive which caused
the Americans to participate In the
THE SECRF1' OFT.
It has bothered the minds of Vermonters,
Where the sago of Peru gets his tips
Where Hapgood, the Grcn Mountain
Finds the wisdom that flows from hlu
No mortal without inspiration,
Could pour forth such maxims and
saw s ;
And give all tho world information,
As how to make sugar and laws.
But the Journal at last has, the secret,
His home Is so near to the skies,
Ho can go to a hill and yell, "Central
And then bo In touch witli tho wiso
He can have a nice chat with tho angels),
And then, like the prophet of old,
Come down with a face that's seraphic.
And a story that never Is told.
FINISHED THE JOB.
Excited Gentleman It's
your wretched paper.
Editor (who Is used to It) What'a tho
Excited Gentleman You stated the day
icfore jestcrday that a thief had entered
my room, woken eipeu my desk, and
stolen a sum of money, but that for
tunately ho had overlooked the gold
watcli which usually lies In tho bottom
Editor Well, I believe the facts aro
Excited Gentleman They're correct
enough. But what is the result? That
Infamous man came ng.'iln lust night and
carried off tho watehl-Chlcago Journal.
THE WIDOW'S WAIL.
"If John had only made a will,
I never would havo had
This trouble with tho property;
It really is too bad!
"The lawyers bother mo so much,"
Tho Widow Jcnklni sighed,
"I do declare I almost wish
Tlint John had never died!"
Harold Melbourne, In May Llppincolt's,
TRUTH OR EQUIVOCATION.
Miss Wlllln-This is so sitdden-but
don't go and tell people that when you
proposed I Just Jumped at you.
Litewiiltc (as ho holds her cm his knee)
No; I'll tell them you sat on mo real
hard when first I nskul you to marry me,
Woman' Homo Companion,
NOT AN ELOPEMENT.
"Hem-crn hna run HWUV With Chl-lnavt'
What, eloned? My stars! Who is bo?
Borne penniless young ass, or courso!"
"Not nt nll-ho's Chrlssy's horse!
NO lliSLP FOR IT.
"You don't mean to say you keep a
"1 shouldn't think you'd want ono
around the place."
I don't but the cat insists.'-piiiiadcl-
AWFUL TO CONTEMPLATE.
"Just think what we'd bo missing,"
Buld he, "if that delighted
Discoverer of kissing
Had had it coyprlghted."
The Tobacco Trust Is now under In
vestigatlou by tho federal grnnd Jury,
Whcro thero is so much smoko thero must
bo somo llre.-Portland (Mc.) Argus.
"Do you not love," Bald the Cadaverous
Hoarder, "to cxploro the unknowable
To wring from Chaos tha secret of its
Indwelling Entity?" "You just bet
do!" answered the stenographer, smlllns?
sweetly, "Will you please pans the hash?'
STILL III DOUBT
Attorney! Moloney and Senter in
Consultation about Mn.
COURSE TO BE PURSUED
Necessary Steps to Get Matter before
United States Supremo Court
Mrs. Rllckensderfer Writes but
Does Not Prodnee Cash
To Boycott Vermont.
Montpctlcr, May 20. T. W. Moloney nf
Rutland and John H. Senter of this cil-y,
counsel for Mrs. Mary Rogers In her pe
tition for a new trial, aro In consulta
tion this evening at the Pavilion. Asso
ciated with thorn Is B. H. Dcavltt of
Montpeller, who hns hnd experience in
preparing a writ of error to be taken
before the United States Bupremo court
tho cuse of Stnlo vs. Charles Dohorty.
If these attorneys decide to present
such a writ of error It will first be laid
before Chlof Judgo Rowoll. If in his
opinion this writ contains matters which
come within tho Jurisdiction nf the fed
eral court ho will allow such writ to Issue,
and tho supremo court will reprieve the
death sentence of Mrs. Rogers until tho
October term of tho Vermont supremo
court. After such writ ot error has been
igned by Chief Judgo Rowell It llrst goes
Georgo E. Johnson of Burlington,
clerk of tho United States Circuit Court,
Mr. Johnson will then servo a writ upon
R. Daley, Stuto's attorney of Ben
nington county, to appear before the
United States Circuit Court inside of
30 days for a hearing on tho case.
The supreme court Judges will remain
Montpeller nnd hold open tho May
erm of supreme court until this matter
Is decided, which must bo soon as tho
me is very short.
MRS. BLICKEN8DF.RFFJR IN THE
Mr. Senter received this morning a let-
cr from Mrs. W. J. micKonsaerior oi
Stanford. Conn., in which slio practically
gives up all hopo of raising any further
funds to prosecute this caso before a.
higher tribunal. It was Mr. Bllckcns-
erfer who, when tho application for a
reprieve of sentence was brought before
Governor Bell at the Pavilion Hotel Feb
ruary 3 last, wns confident that funds
would bo forthcoming sufllclotit to pay
any expenses that might be incurred nnd
for legal services in preparing a petition
(or a new trial.. Mrs. Blickensderfer has
Mncc been 111. She has forwarded to Mr.
Moloney about J100, and Mr. Senter has
received by subscription nnd otherwise
about $23 and this amount thus far has
not been sufficient to pay actual expenses
Incurred, while Mr. Moloney and Mr.
Senter havo been working without ex
pectation or hopo of reward. Mrs.
Blickensderfer s letter follows:
"Stamford, Conn., May 27, im.
My Dear Mr. Senter: I am sitting nt
my desk by the telephone walling for it
to ring nnd bring tho news that tho su-
reme- court has denied tho appeal for a I
new trial. Unhappy Mary nosers nah
seven days more ot life, nnd on a morn
ing when tho world Is beautiful with the
oy of Juno and every heart Is thrilled
with the delights of summer weather and
Piled with compar-slon for those who
have suffered and gone astray, the kind
men at Windsor prison must lead out to
death a being for whom they have only
Ity and would so gladly sparo to work
out her own salvation and to demonstrate
the redeemn power of religion. I know-
that you spoke with eloquer.co before the I
august body of Judges. I feel thai your
tcart was in it. And still for us to have
It Is a dark hour for Vermont when
she cannot afford the money, as we out
siders understand it from the argument
of Attorney-Geenral Fltts, to give the
young unfortunate a fair trial, which
slio has never had. Thte Is tho tnno ne,w
of tho letters coining In from all parts,
enclose the copy of n letter from a
lady of very high standing tn Andover.
A gentleman who says he is from Bnk-
crslleld now in New York, wrltts to mc I
cnmpluinlng that tho Vermonters who
have opposed tho hanging are rrnde to
ruffer already and that It is not fnlr. He
says the word 'woman -hanger" has born
flung nt him and ho resents It. For this
there is no help. Tho humane must bear
tho odium aroused by the Merciless. The I
State will suffer until It has mory merci
ful laws and lrs.i sham religion. The
farmers themselves will suffer most, for
It is tho money of the outside world that
pays for their dnlry and maple products.
xiih women wui uoycoii Hieso for a
NO USE TO TRY FURTHER.
"I do not think thero Is any further mop
to bo taken. Even had wo tho money
there is not time. Possibly tho governor
unublo to leave my bed. Other women,
witli tho best wishes In the world, seem
ed unable to present tho subject.
'Yesterday I prepared for publication In
one of the Now York papers a statement
of tho position of the women desiring n,
commutation of tho woman's sentence.
This will pot appear until the decision Is
I thunk you, whatever tho outcome of
thu matter, In the name of thousands of I
faithful wives and devoted mothers, for
might again rrprlevo her If another state
ment wero obtained from Pcrham. Had
X been well, not suffering from a trouble
threatening tho heart, I think n good sum
of money might have been raised. Many
letters and telegrams came asking me to
address clubs and societies when 1 wna
your work In tills case. Tho Leglblatlvo
League will surely thank you Inter.
'May God bless and reward you.
"Most sincerely yours,
THE LATEST FLUTTER.
Following this letter, Mr. Senter
received this afternoon a telegram from
.Mrs. Blickensderfer, dated Now York,
which reads as follows: "Fight to the
end. Will arrango for the money in
Now York. Am here now for that pur-
"So you claim to have Invented a flying
"Does it fty?"
"Yes. All I've got to do now Is to deviso
romo means or iinrung out wncro it is
going to light," Washington Btur.
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