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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: THURSDAY. ,1UNE 1, 1M5. THI WEEKLY FREE FRE8S, 3 snta per copy, SO cents for six months, )1.00 a year, pontage paid. Advertisement and subscriptions re Kelved nt the office, 189 College street, full advertising rates sent on applica tion. Account cannot be opened (or sub scriptions. Subscribers will please re mit with order, names ore not entered until payment Is received, and all papers are stopped at the end of the lime paid for. Remittance at 'the risk of the sub scriber until made by registered letter, or by check or postal order payable to the Publishers. The date when the subscription ex pires is on tho address-label of ench puper, the change of which to a sub sequent date becomes a receipt for re mittance. No other receipt Is sent un less requested. The receipt of the paper is a sufficient receipt for the first subscription. When a chango of address Is desired, both tho old and now addresses should be given. Terms SI. 00 a Tear. Always In Advance. BURLINGTON, THURSDAY, JUNE 1. WANTED. When you want anything, advertise Jn the new special column of this paper. 6ome bargains are offered there this week which it will pay you to read about. See page two. This papo has about. See page two. This paper has and ono cent a word will reach them all. It appears to be a cold season In Mars, as well as in the northern half of this planet. An extensive snow fall, cover ing a vast area around the polar cap of Man, was observed by Prof. Laved, tit the Flagstaff, Arizona observatory, on the 13th inst. The bill passed by the lower branch of the Wisconsin Legislature providing for the direct nomination by the peoplo of candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, contains a section to the effect that to secure the nomination for governor or lieutenant-governor In the primary tho candidate who has a plural ity must have at least 40 per cent, of all the votes cast. If no candidate fulfills this requirement, the nomination Is to tie made at the State convention, which chooses candidates for the balance of the ticket not provided for in the bill. Mme. Schumann-Helnk, the diva, who Is a prime favorite with Burling ton music lovers, has just been mar ried to Wilhclm Rapp of the Illinois Etaats Zeltung. When asked by a re porter If married life did not Interfere seriously with her professional duties the prima donna replied in an em phatic negative, and judging from her persistence In well doing in that di rection she apparently spoke the sol emn truth. She Is already tho mother ot eight buxom children, but her latest husband evidently did not give a Rapp for that. The new Mr. Schuman-Helnk, alias Rapp, is only thirty, but ho is old enough to know better, while for the giddy Schumann-Helnk there is positively no excuse. nOJKSTVENSKY'S CRUSHING DE FEAT. The long expected naval combat in the Far East has at last been fought, and as a result Japan is the unquestioned mistress of the Eastern seas. Togo evi dently knew just where to lie In wait for . Rojestvensky. judging from the manner In which he accomplished the task as ' signed him, but be this as It may he 1 was careful to select a point for the ' battle which did not take him far awny I from the Inland empire. He thus remain I cd In a position where he eould hasten to tho relief of any Japanese port, in ease the Russian fleet succeeded in pass. ing him unobserved, and as the result ' showed, he also stood exactly in the path of the invading armada. In this combat as In previous battles the Japanese havo demonstrated their marked superiority to the Russians In i every direction, and while full details are not at hand at this writing the Hal tic fleet has evidently been practically I annihilated. Some of the slower moving 1 craft apparently did not take part in the battle, but the crack battleships of the Baltic squadron were there, at least temporarily, and performed their part In the collision with the Jnpancso fleet. This sweeping victory for tho Japanese not only practically wipes out the Russian navy, with the exception of the auxiliary squadron, which was to join Rojcstven Eky later on, but It also robs the Rus elans of tho hope of saving Vladivostok from the fnte which befell Port Arthur. The cutting off of the Russian land force can be only n question of time, and in all human probability Oyama will prompt ly press tho Russian armies before they have tlmo to recover from the demoraliza tion which will inevitably be caused by news of this crushing disaster to tho Baltic fleet. The result of this bailie ought to bo tho prompt ending of tho war, and unless tho Czar refuses to listen to reason, this will be the outcome of Run sla's latest overwhelming defeat. ROOSi:VKI,TK HUNTING CRITICISED It was to bn expected that tho Presi dent would be criticised In connection with his recent hnting tilp. by those persons who hold presidential dignity and tlvj following of hunting clogs to bo Incompatible, but prolmbly few Individ unls drcamrd that he would bo culled to account for ridding tho country o noxious animals. It transpires, however! that tho current Issue of "Our Dumb Animals" has condemned the act o President Roosevelt In shooting a bear which hnd been released with only thirty minutes' start of the hunters, and assert ed that if he had done this in Massachu- sett, he would have been subject to a heavy fine. We suppose that In Massachusetts, where the periodical is published V woiilri not ilroritii nf hunting- n lie.ir d not havo an hour's start of the hunter at least. It was different in the olden time, howevpr, when our fore fiit hers were forced to organise bear hunts for tho protection of tlulr domes tic nnlmils as well as of their own lives, for the less start the bear had the better. Moreover we hnvo yet to hear of Slates that have offered a bounty on bears which have also prescribed that bruin should have more than thirty minutes' start nf the hunter. The publication in question also at tacks President Roosevelt for shooting oovotes und rabbits. We are not Inform ed as to the kind of rabbits shot, but the agricultural department at Wash ington has recently Issued a bulletin showing the tremendous damage done by the coyote throughout the Wst, ond tho efforts of various 8tates to mitigate the ranges of the past. The critic of the President falls to say how much start the coyotes were given ty the hunters, but it was evidently not sufficient In every Instance to admit of the escape of the same. Neither are we Informed as ti the start which the coyolo Is given In Massachusetts in order to render tho hunter Immune from heavy ilno. Be this as It tvay, the criticism of the President Ir. this m.inmr hns aroused the school authorities ot tho District of Columbia, and "Our rcmb Animals," which has hitherto been freely distribut ed In the Washington schools, is now tinder the ban. SCIENTIFIC FORESTRY. Some people have gained the Idea that the preservation nf forests amounts to the practical surrender of land to the growth of timber and con sequent waste of the acres thus treated. As a matter of fact, however, scientific forestry contemplates the enjoyment ot a revenue from timber the same as from any other crop, the largest trees being cut down and tho remainder being at- owed to remain for future cuttings. Information comes from Washington that the mature timber on the National forest reserves is to be offered for sale. This announcement is in lino with the do clarcd purpose of the department of agriculture to develop the National forest (serves by use. The restriction formerly laid upon the export of timber from the States In which the forest reserves wcro located has been removed, and the law now places no limitation on the ship ment of timber grown on any forest re serve except those in the State of Idaho nnd the Black Hills reserve In South Dakota. The effect of this change In tho law, and the declared policy ot tho department of agriculture, Is that tho timber on tho reserves may now be cut and disposed of to the highest bidder. On many of the reserves there arc great quantities of mature timber, nnd on some of them the facilities for getting it out at reasonable cost are excellent. The forest service, which has charge of tho administration of the reserves, Is anxious to begin the cutting ot this mature timber as soon as possible, and It Is prepared to consider offers from lumbermen who wish to undertake such operations. It Is perhaps well to call attention to the fact that this announcement does not mean that tho forest reserves aro going to be devastated under authority of tho government. On tho contrary, the distinct and definite purpose of the forest service Is to improve the reserves by utilizing the material that Is now fit for lumber. Tn doing so. It will also provide for the leproduction of tho forest and the restocking of those areas upon which forest conditions arc defective. Work of this kind has been successfully carried on for some years In the Black HUH for est reserve, and has been begun with the greatest promise of success on tho lands of the Chippewa Indians, In north ern Minnesota, from which It is proposed to create another National reserve. The public In general, and lumbermen in particular, will be Interested to know that In this last case the restrictions Imposed by the forester have In no way hampered the lumbering operations. Timber sold at public sale, with full knowledge of these restrictions, brought higher prices than were ever obtained for white and Norway pine in the same region, and the slash has been burned and got out of tho way at a cost of about twelve cents per thousand feet board measure. IS THERE TO BE A MORMON SHRINE IN VERMONT? A report reaches us that some of the good peoplo ot Sharon, in this State, nnd tho surrounding towns, are much exercised over what they believe to be a prospect, that a monument to Joseph Smith, tho founder of the Mormon Church, is to be erected In that town. As tho story Is told, a farm in Sharon suddenly changed hands a few tlaj'H ago, being quietly purchased by a couple of men. Why they wanted the farm was not understood; but some persons sur mised that granite or some valuable mineral must havo been discovered In tho land, and that it was acquired for its hidden treasures. Ialer tho fact came out, or was supposed tn havo comn out, that tho farm was bought because it was tho birth place of Joseph Smith, and that the real purchaser was tho Mormon Church! It took but little more to enlarge the rumor by the supposition and assertion that tho Mormons Intend tn eiect on the land a monument to tho founder of their faith, and to make tho spot a shrllic, which will bo u Mecca, for Mormon pilgrims, for all lime to come. How much of all this Is fact nnd how much fancy, wo aro not advised. There is, howover, ono fact connected with tho matter, viz: That Joseph Smith, tho Mor mon prophet, was born in Sharon, Wind sor county, Vermont. He first saw tho light December 33, 1805. While a child h was taken by his parents to Palmyra, N, Y., where he spent an Idle and rather disreputable youth. When fifteen years old he began, as he said, to havo visions. When ho was 22 years old an angel, numed Muronl, showed him a place on a iilll ucur Puliuyru, where a book of 1 r . ..mW.,MN. . plates of gold was hidden in tno eartn, containing the record of Christ's coming to America after his resurrection ond tho other records written by a prophet called Mormon. With the golden plates was something which Smith railed tho Urrlm nnd Thummln," which enabled him to trnnslato tho hieroglyphics en graved on tho plates. Tho plates disap peared us fast as they were translated. Smith's nlleged translation was printed nt Palmyra In 1RD0, under the title of The Book of Mormon," nnd It Is still tho sacred book of the Mormons. Smith gained many bellcyers and fol lowers, who established their new Jerusa lem at Nauvoo, III. Here Smith had fresh revelations, established polygamy, and claimed supreme authority, civil and re ligious. He refused to obey writs for his arrest, till the militia were called out to enforce them. When taken to the county lock up the Jail was mobbed and Smith und his brother, Hyrum, were shot and killed. The Mormon Church continued to grow, however, largely through accessions from Europe, Brlgham Young succeeded Smith as prophet and leader, and In 1847 led an exploring party to Salt Lake valley, In Utah, where the "latter day saints" as they cull themselves, established their Zlnn. It is a strange nr.d Interesting story, the history of the foundation and growth of the Mormon Church, and It Is a re markable fact that both Joseph Smith, tho Mormon prophet and martyr, and Brlgham Young, tho Mormon president and dictator, were natives of Vermont. Of neither of them, however, nre the Vermontcrs very proud, and Mormons are not a numerous sect in our State. THE STATE LABORATORY AND PURE FOOD. If there was ever a time when a ques tlon existed in relation to the advlsa blllty of an appropriation by the Slate for the maintenance of a laboratory of hygiene, that tlmo has passci. This Institution has not only come to stay, but judging from the manner In which Its services are being demanded In new di rections It has already becomo Indis pensable. The State board of health has found It Invaluable in connection with the investigation of sources of wntcr supply; it has performed varied and satisfactory service in connection with the Investigation of various poisoning cases as well us other crimes; and by act of the Legislature the laboratory Is now investigating food products as well as conducting other Inquiries In behalf of the people. Our news columns have already con talncd the report of the investigation con ducted under the provisions of the pure food law passed by the last Legislature, and It Is simply necessary to' speak of the results as a whole to indicate tho value ot this service to the people. When the laboratory finds that ot nineteen specimens of lemon extract sixteen are bad and three entirely spurious, it denv onstrates to the people tho extent to which they arc being defrauded In this one direction. It goes further and shows that out of sixteen specimens of baking powder eight are absolutely unfit for use and so with other food products. If ar tides of food were simply adulterated with harmless materials, tho situation would be different from what it is at the present time. As a matter of fact, how ever, many Ingredients used In adultcrat Ing food products nre poisonous, and tho only reason that more disastrous conso. quences are not Immediately experienced from the use of the same Is that tho quantity consumed at nny ono time is not sufficient as a rule to produce death. Harmful effects do result from the Intro ductlon ot deadly drugs and other poison ous substances into tho human system, and no one can say how many dlseiu.es are to be attributed to such Influences as the use of wood alcohol In the manu facture of vanilla. Tho list of harmful Ingredients of prepared food might be largely extended, but we havo already spoken of a sufficient number to indicate tho need of vigorous measures to pro tect the public against frauds of this character. Now that the quality of the goods in question has been clearly shown by the State laboratory's investigation, it will be an easy matter to bring the man ufacturers of the same to tlmo, and as a result It will not bo long before tho peo pie of Vermont will be enjoying the privilege of purchasing purer food prod ucts than at present. BATTLESHIPS VS. TORPEDO BOATS Tho brilliant triumph won by Admiral Togo over the Baltic fleet will Inevitably lead to a revival of the controversy which has been carried on at different times over the comparative mcritaS o the heavy battleship as a fighting machine and the small but rapid torpedo boat ond tho cruiser. Taking Into an count lunvy battleships and big guns alone tho Japanese fleet was no match for the Russian squadron, since Togo had only four battleships with a total dls placement of E7,3'l tons, whereas tho Russians had eleven battleships with a total displacement of 107.3M tons. On tho other hind tho Japanese had a great superiority In cruisers, eight of which ,vero heavily armed and nnuorcd and practically equal to battleships In fight lug strength, wl-ereas tho R isslans hud only flvo a'mored cruisers. Tho Bus hUn superiority in battleships was also n.TVct by tho fact that the slowest heavy vcfsel had n speed of orly fourteen knots an hour ns compared wth cightec knots for tho slowest of Japan's heavy battleships nnd, It Is a well established fact that tho speed ot the slowest ship fixes tho speed ot the entire fleet, The fleets of Japan and Russia taken as a whole, however, wem very evenly matched, so much so that naval author! tics have Insisted that a battle would be necessary to determine their compare live strength. The Japanese hnd a pre penderance In guns, their main batteries Including 351 pieces ns compared with 273 In the main batteries of Togo's fleet, It Imk beep llgurcd that thlf. ndvantugu was neutralized by Rojcetveimky's superiority In battleships and big guns. When one turns to the mosquito floctj of tho two powers, however, a marked contrast presents ltelf, and It would not be surprising If when tho full story of the combat Is told It would be found that herein lies the explanation of Japan's easy victory. Togo hud no less than Ihlrty-onc torpedo bents and torpedo boat destroyers, whereas Russia had only ten, or less than one-third ns many ns his enemy nnd according to some ac counts the Japanese hnd seventy of these raft. Togo seems to have repeated the tat tles he employed so successfully at Port Arthur, as was expected would bo tho case. Ho was prepared to sacrifice his en tile fleets of torpedo boats and destroyers if necessnry to annihilate Rojcstvensky's heavy battleships, nnd he ncfordlngly ent them against the Baltic fleet utter nightfall, when the Russian gunners would experience the most difficulty In hitting tho small target they offered, whereas tho battleships presented broad sides to the Japanese marksmen, who could hurl a shower of torpedoes against them. If this proves to to the case and the heavy guns of the Russian battleships were useless against these small craft, then It follows that the torpedo craft have vindicated tho claims made by their advocates, and more attention than ever before will be paid to their construction by nil naval powers. Under the circum stances the full drtiill.s of the splendid victory of Togo will be awaited with in tense interest. THE FRANCHISE TAX VAMD. Various other events of world wide In terest have served to over-shadow the announcement of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United Stntck establishing the validity of the special franchise tix, but as time prepresses tho public is likely to awaken to the fnr-reuching Importance of this verdict. rhe opinion was handed down by Jus tlcc Brewer, und It held the law of the State of New York under which tho peclal tux on franchises was levied to be valid. The franchise tax cases havo Utracted much attention not only bo cause of the new principles of taxation Involved, but also because of the mngnl Hide of tho financial Interest concerned. The franchise tax law was passed by the New York Legislature whllo President Roosevelt was governor of the Empire Stale. The act subjects to a system of general ad valorem taxation tho special and local franchises f public utilities. The corporations affected held the law in question to be unconstitutional on the ground that It Impairs the obligation of contracts undvr whlch tho corporations acquired and own their franchises, nnd that It operates to deny them equal pro tectlon of the law ns guaranteed by tho constitution of the Uti led States. The corpora tn ns which carried their cases to the snpiv no ;ourt nre the Metro politan Street RMIway company, tho Rtooklyn Rapid ''Transit company and the Con.1 nlldatcd Gas company, and these and other corpoiatlons affected cwo the city of New York for taxes sums rang. Ing from $l,nnr.ii to $G,000,ooo each In round numbers. ' Tbe cases had been dc cidid in various ways by tho courts ot New York, the appellate division having declared tho laW unconstitutional, while by others it was held to be Invalid on the ground that the law Involved double taxation. All of the objections raised ngaln.H the franchise tax law have now been wiped out. and nothing remains for the corpora tions hut to pay Into the city treasury the sums levied upon them under the net In question. Just how tar this principl ot taxation will bo adopted in other states must remain a matter of conjec ture, but it Is fair to prcsumo that in Elates having largo cities within their borders the franchise tax will become, popular, Inasmuch as It will enable the authorities to icaeh a largo element of wealth which can bo reached for pur poses of taxation In no other way. PERSONAL. Judge and Mrs. E. 11. Andrews of Rich- mond will celebrate on June 1 the COth anniversary of their wedding. Judge An drews has been a valued correspondent of the Free Press for more than 40 years. A Minneapolis exchange prints the fol lowing: "Cnpt. George J. Ilolden, 2Sth infantry, commanding officer Co. G, isth Infantry, has been detailed In the pay department nnd ordered to report for duty In tho ofllco of the post paymaster at Washington, U. c. This detail Is tho outcome of a recommendation made by Colonel Sweet, and lasts for four years. Captain Holden will probably leave for Washington this week. The command of Co. O will full to Lieutenant Hall of that company." YK EDITOR'S RECEPTION. Tho editor sto.nl in n spacious hall, In a swallowtail coat, starched shirt and nil. Tho crowd filed past hlni, In close array, And every man had n word to say. "Hello, old man!" said (he first to pass, "Don't you know your old friend. Veritas? Shake hands with Justltla." "Glad to know" "Put cr there! I'm Pro Rono Publico." "I'm Constant Reader. Oh, by nnd by' "You remember me; I'm Vox Popull." "Hurry up there! Don't stand In tho way Your flipper, old chap! I'm your friend, Fair Play," Then Old Subscriber and Ono Who Knows, And Pax Voblscum trod on his toes. Inquirer and Vindcx wrung his hand, And buzzed In his cur to beat the band. Then came Well Wisher, Ono Who Was There, Amicus, Candor, Truthful, Beware, Fli,rhates, A Grateful Ouest, Nil Desperandum, and all the rest. Then Many Voters came trooping along, And gaUicied around him a hundred strong. They seized him. In tones of thunder they spoke. And then the editor ahrlekcd-und awokel Cfcliugo Tribune. Negligee Mains easy and mruins Shirt easy Shirt. Tho latest concep tions in tho ensy shirt for inen arc here with uh in lancinating varity. Beautiful patterns unci colorings. There's nrt in shirt wefir. And art is here. $1.00 to $2.50. Tease 's 1000 rgllge Shirts Cltr Hall Square, South. Burlington, Vt. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. Word has been received at Richmond, Ind., from Itomo announcing tho eleva tion of TJr. 13. B, Spencer to tho presi dency of the Methodist University In Rome. The regency of Crown Prince Gustat of Sweden and Norway, which begun on February S, was terminated last week, King Oscar resuming his duties as King. Mrs. Hanna, widow of Senator M. A. llanna. Is looking for a suitable house In Washington, which she will purchnse, making tho national capital her perma nent winter home. General Torter, through whose efforts the body of Paul Jones was recovered In l'-irls, has mulled to tho government ut Washington full reports proving tho cor rect Identification of tho body. President Roosevelt will visit tho Tuskegeo Institute and address tho stu dents about October 10. Former Mayor Beth l,ow of Now Yorle and ex-Mayor William Drennen of Birmingham, Ala., havo been elected directors of the in stitution. George O. Curme, professor of lan guages at Northwestern University, has published a grammar of ths German lan guage. The book represents the labor of 21 years nnd will ba printed simultane ously in England and, the United States. Carl E. Akely of that coological de partment will lead at well-equipped ex pedition this summer of tho Field Colum bian museum to equatorial Africa to hunt big game, to be mounted and In stilled In the zoological department of that institution. THEY HAD GONE- THAT WAY. Hank White, tho "minstrel, lived In tho town of Reading, for many years. He was very fond of horso races, and rarely missed any of tho meetings In Windsor nnd Rutland counties, says the Windsor Journal. Once he at tended n breeders' meeting at Rutland. Tho breeders' meetings were famous, and attracted people from New York. Massa chusetts and New Hampshire, as well as from throughout tho State of Vermont. On this paitieular day Hank was seat ed in the grand stand, one of r,iV) people. Hod Fish of Ira, a well known character, was driving his Relvidere, a very largo bay horse with not too much speed, but the owner had an Idea that he was a wonder. It was In the free-for-all race. All tho horses except Relvidere had pass ed the grand stand almost neck and neck on tho first half. It was a beautiful lace. Trailing behind about 3) rods came Rel videre, tho driver urging him on to bet ter efforts, nnd when in front of tho grand stand Hank stood up and yelled at the top of his voice: "Hod! Take tho tlrst turn to the left, all tho others havo gone that way," Hod drove Relvidere to the barn. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. Many a strong man Is paid a weekly salary. A lot of people know more than they can find out. No man is ashamed of his acts as often as he should bo. Yes, Cordelia, It Is possible for a pretty woman to bo a plain cook. You can't tell what a woman thinks of a man by what she says about hint. An unsuccessful man has more con fidence In others thun ho has In him self. If u man never speaks harshly to his wife ho is cither considerate or cau tious. A political parly that will give ban quets at 10 cents a plate would fill a long- felt want. An Irish philosopher says he k'nows of no Mitlsfactory reason why women should not become good business men. Chicago News. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. The more favors you ask the fewer will bo granted. Running nn nutomobllo is a littlo cheaper than a family. Scandal Is nlniut other people; when It is about you It Is slander. Maybe the reason It Is heaven Is becauso there Is no servant problom there. Fashionable society wears its atorlcs cut as low In the nock as Its gowns. It does seem that nearly always the most fun Is in the things that nre not good for you, Anyway, a horso race can't fool you us many different kinds of ways as a wo man can. You've got to have very littlo human nature in you to bo ablo to love a girl that Is seasick. A man Is hardly ever so rich that ho doein't net oh If the tax assessor would drive him to tho penrhouse. It is easy to understand why people like dogs, but how In tho wor'd do dogs make themselves like people? ft a woman has birds wings on her hat It is a sign she doesn't like little children to be cruel to nnlnials, AVhen a girl Is engaged you can make her think you are almost ss attractive as t.e Is by talking to her nboat him. The first thing a man loses when he gets Into public life Is his self-respect; then his character seems no loss at all. There Is a lot of excitement when yuu hear somebody coming down stairs to bo nble t? kiss a girl and havo her begin sinking at tn plsuo before tluy come In tliu rouui.-Ncw YrVt-i; .3 FOR SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL A Suggested Use for the Old Library Building. The 3Sth Observance of Memorial Day by Stnnnnrd Post, G, A. It. with Ad dress by Gov. Bell A Ban quet nt V. M. C. A, Memorial day opened bright and fair Tuesday nnd throughout tho day nature did everything possible to make the events pass off successfully. The details of tho observance hnd been In the hands of cap ablo committees and ns a result the day was ono of the most successful In tho his tory of Stunnard Post, G. A. R. In the morning tho graves of deceased com rades were decorated, In the afternoon there was a parade, exercises ot tho Elm- wood avenue cemetery, exercises at the Masonic Templo hall, exercises at the G. A. R. rooms nnd a banquet at tho Y. M. C. A. hall, It was the 3Sth observance of the day In Burlington and crowds of peoplo turned nut to honor the veterans of the War of the Rebellion. GRAVES DECORATED, Not ono of tho cemeteries was neglect ed during the morning nnd eveiy soldier-d grave was decorated in memory ot his service In tho army. Tlmso In charge of tho various details were . us follows: Green Mount. Andrew McGnffcy; Luke View Charles Stone: St. Joseph's and Mt. Calvary, David Mitchell; St. Francis, W. A. Trask. THE PARADE. The parade formed at 1:30 o'clock on St. Paul strcct.The marshal was H. C. Smith and his nlds were C. E. Beach, H. H. Adams, Lieut. Samuel Van Icer, G. v. Grandy and E. S. Towne. The various organizations In tho parade were as fol lows : 1M.1i cavalry band, chief musician. Charles Uurgcr. leader. Detachment of U. 8. troops, Major AVil- ber H. Wilder, 15th cavalry, commanding. Adjutant, First Lieut. Arthur N. PIckel, Commanding squadron, Capt. J. R. Llndsey, 13th cavalry, adjutant, Second Lieut. W. S. Itarrlger, 1.1th cavalry. Troop I, 13th cavalry, l" men, command. or, First l.leut. Hen l.ear, jr., secona Lieut. W. W. Overton. Troop K, 15th cavalry, J5 men, command er, j-irst l.leut. runup uowry; occonu Lieut. Victor S. Foster. Troop L. 1.1th cavalry, 43 men, com mander, Capt. George W. Klrkpatrlck, Second Lieut. I. S. Martin. Troop M, lfth cavalry, 45 men, com mander, Fjst Lieut. F. H. Cameron, Sec. ond Lieut, Leon R. Partridge. 2lrd battery, F. A., Si men. commander, Cnpt. John Conklin. First Lieut. Charles M. Runker. Sherman Military band. George D. Sher man, leader. Students' battalion, I. V. M.. 1 S. Miller, captain artillery corps, U. S. A., commanding. Company M, 1st regiment, V. N. G., Capt. 1-3. P. Woodbury, commanding; spe cial escort to Stannard Post, No. S, G. A. R. Stannard Post. No. i, G. A. R., Henry O. Wheeler, commanding. Spanish War Veterans, J. O. Beckwlth, commander. Gen. William Wells Camp. No. 19, Sons of Veterans, Charles G. McGaffey, cap tain, commanding. AVoundcd nnd disabled comrades In car riages. Orator of the day, chaplain and Invited guests in carriages. The troops from the post added much to the attractiveness of tho parade and those organiratlnns together with those from the city were liberally applauded throughout the line nf march which was as follows: t'p Main street to Church, up Church to Pearl, through Pearl to North Union, up North Union to North. through North to north gate of tlm- wood avenue cemetery. When the column reached the Klmwood avenue cemetery the ritual service of the G, A. R. was conducted, after which there was music by the hand. The graves of deceased comrades were decorated nnd the exercises closed with njalutn to the dead by a detail from Company M. EXERCISES AT MASONIC TEMPLE. The Masonic Temple Viall was crowded to the doors when the exercises opened. On the platform were seated various members ot the G. A R.. Invited guests and tho speakers of the afternoon. Supt II. O. Wheeler presided. The exercises wero opened with music by Sherman's band, after which prayer was offered by the Rev. G. AV. Rrown. Mayor J. E. llurke was the first speak er. He referred to the constantly thin nlng ranks of tho veterans and snoke in particular of J. B. Scully, who died e"ur ing the past year. He spoke nf the public spirit shown by A J. A'nn Fatten in opening tho Ethan Allen farm for a pub lic park and urged everyone to visit the spot. Following the remarks hy the mayor. C. G. McGaffey read Lincoln's address at Gettysburg. The speaker of the after noon was Gov. C. J. Cell. His remarks were us follows: GOA BULL'S REMARKS. Full 40 years havo passed for which v e upon this oecaslon meet to pay our trib ute of revpect and admiration fcr those who so bravely nnd with so much of self sacrifice- left tho farm, the workshop. the store, the office nnd the home amid the smiles and the teaiB and with a benediction trom the mothers. .-Isters, sweetheaits and daughters they joined the ranks of tho volunteer sol Her, many of them never to rctrn. Our memory goes back to those days when ciitiin the call for troops, the sound of tho bugle or the fife and drum, the Homing of tiie stars and stripes In the breeze, iho. tramp of tho soldier, the extra os-dlon of, the l.eglslatuie, Ir Apill '61 which without any question uf economy of State expenses, voted l,0i.fl,000 to aid In carrying nn tho war. Then came the darker ilajs with tho ter- rlblo buttle, the lives lost both upon the DuiticiieKi ond In hospitals, the malned soldier returning home; the days of dis couragement above nil which patriotism and loyally nf every true heart camo out into tho clear sunshine und with a prayer to God for tho right to prevail put nn new courago and with re-enllstment nnd new volunteers kept tho ranks well lllled until victory was won and peace was re stored. The cost of nil this In lives and sacrificq cannot be reckoned, the homes made deso late by the non-return of the father or son and in many cases both the suffer ing upon the battlefield and In hosplttl, the anxiety and suspense of those at homo after a bloody battle when tho means of communication was not at all ns now tak ing perhaps days toget the news Into most of the A'ermont horiics fiom AVashlngton where now It may bo only it few minutes, moi mi i no loyally ana courage was In tho heart of tho soldier at tho front for us much was needed by the brave wives and mothers at hoinu with all the cares for the children and the anxiety for those upon tho battlefield. The Mars nnd stripes our emblem of liberty, the flag the Qrand Army followed mrougn so many Woody battle, ths flat we fight for, tho flag thousands gloried In ijmg for, A'ermont O. A. n. miv tnru thut her colors never trailed In the dusl ior wnenever the rebel bullet pierced th heart of the color bearer another tnn,4 rendyto catch tho bunncr and lead the sol dlers on to victory. Bo to-day lot every American citizen, while we reverence the memory of thoa who laid down their lives that the Union might be preserved, look up and do honcn to the flag which represents their hcrnli sacrifice that a great nation might prospei and becomo the grandest nation of the rartn. The boys and girls of to-day who will b the citizens of to-morrow should realize their duty. That for a progressive an4 prosperous country loyalty and respect of law nnd order go linked together. Out forefathers bullded better than they Knew nnd wo citizens of so grand n countrj have responsibilities as great In compari son. AVe live In a great age of the world't history the cause for which our com rades from "61 to '61 laid down their llvei and whose memory we ever keep fresh and sacred by observance of Memorial day. The hardship of the march nnd the bat' tlelield, the sufferings of the wounded nnd those In rebel prisons, have, since th4 time of the Rebellion called so many of tho O. A. R. to their haven of rest, thai the scars nnd Infirmities of those still re. malnlng show to us only a part of what this country cost us In lives and self, sacrifice. Each ono of us should feel the d gnl'j and responsibility of being a citizen of j country which In times of war had I Washington and a Lincoln nnd In times of peace a Grant and Garfield, and In thes times when the most humble citizen anl the great corporation ench demand su premacy while we nre adding to oui population hy the hundreds of thousands, coming from all quarters of the earth. wmic we are reaching out our arms tn help the unfortunate and needy, and In tne beginning of the Mth century whiln we are about to connect tho waters of the Atlantic with the Pacific let us each and all ever reverence the stars and stripes nnd thank God we have In these, later uays one who has the confidence ol every loyal heart, Theodore Roosevelt. The exercises closed with tho slngina of America and benediction. AT G. A. R. ROOMS. AA'hon the exercises at the Mnsonta Temple hall had closed the veterans to gether with friends gathered at the G, A. R. rooms to listen to the report ol the crommlttcc on necrolom. This com mittee consisted of J. E. Goodrich, G. S Blodgett nnd T. S. Peck. The report was ead by Professor Goodrich and Includ ed but three names, those of T. F. Ed gar. J. B. Scully and L. J. Smith. At the conclusion of this report va rious comrades were called upon to speak. The feature of this part of tha programme was the proposition voiced by C. E, Reach to convert the Fletcher Library building Into a soldiers' mem orial. G. G. Benedict was the first speaker. Ho said that the day had been full of memories, thoughts and resolutions, and that Memorial day was fuller to him thun any other day of the year Ho said It was a privilege for him to meet with tho old boys and see so many of them together. In addition to mlsslnit those whose names had been mentioned by the necrology committee he said he missed Thomas Green, who though not a member of the post, was a familiar figure at the rooms. As the yean grow less ho said his regard for those who remained grew stronger and th.i' all should take pleasure and feel gri4I. tude that so many were left. Mr. Beach was called upon to speak of the soldiers' memorial. Ho said that about six weeks ago a committer was called together to consider th matter and 'that a proposition wat brought before those who met. He said that the AA. R. C. had for three years been creating a memorial fund and now had 1,200. He said they had not asked for a subscription but had earn ed the money and they were now ready for the men to help them out. Sir. Reach thought at this time it would be well for the city to help out. He said he realized that a request fof financial aid would he turned down but he thought the Fletcher Library build ing could be dedicated Into a memorial hullding. e said the ladles would raise money enough to equip tho build ing and that they would take care ol it after It was equipped. He said the Idea was to house all th societies of nil previous wars, so that each might have a museum, and In ad dition havo halls for various purposes. He thought tho Idea of a memorial hall was much better than tho idea of 4 monument. Ex-Gov. L. A. Woodbury was tin next speaker. He asked that a mes. sage of regret bo sent to President Huckham because ho was unable to at tend the gathering, as he has done in past years. Professor Goodrich was the last speaker. Ho spoko of the suffering of those who went to war but enlarged on the trials of those who hnd to stay it home without news of those they loved. After the speeches tho com pany adjourned to the Y. M. C A. hall. BANQUET AT THE Y. M. C. A. Following the exercises at Stannard Post quarters tho veterans adjourned at five o'clock to tho Y. M. C. A. rooms, where the Ladles' Auxiliary to that organization served the banquet which It has been their custom to tender an nually since 1SS2. The repast was. as usual, nn abundant ono nnd It was heartily enjoyed by all present. Covers were laid for SS, When all had been served, President F. S. Retan of the association, who served as toastmaster, rapped for order nnd presided In a graceful and happy manner during tho post-prandlal ex ercises which wero n feast of reason and a flow of soul. Those who mado remarks were Capt. II. O. Wheeler Mayor James K. Burke, C, G. McGaffey, Gen, T. S. Peck, the Hon. AA'. J, Van Patten, the Hon. Charles P. Smith, tho new George AV, Brown, the Hon. O. O. Benedict, ex-Gov. U, A. AA'oodbury, nnd Gov. Charles J. Bell. A. J. Maxham sang a civil war song and tho exer cises were brought to a closo by tho singing of "America." A Bad "rare. Some day you will get a bad scare, when you feel a pain In your bowels, and fear appendicitis Safety lies in Dr. King's New Life Pills, a sure cure, for all bowel and stomach diseases, such as headache, biliousness, costive ness, etc. Guaranteed at J. W. 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