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i1E UUKl INGTON FREE PRESS t THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1005.
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When you want anything;, advertise in the new special column of this paper. Some bargain are offered there thli week which It will pay you to read .about. See pace two. This papo has nhout. See page two. This paper hai and one cent a word will reach them all. The little Apache finished her run In hte ocean race only a week behind the At lantic. Her crew must have been forced to pinch themselves at times to realize they were in a race. Through Its reports on food pro ducts and its orders regarding water supplies the Vermont board of health Is making itself one of the liveliest and most progressive of our State of flclal bodies. At this rate it Is liable to boob cease to be a body and be come an institution. Although President Roosevelt has in dicated to Congressman Foster his lna bltlty to attend the dedication of the monument to Ethan Allen at Indian Rock, It is expected that the admlnlstra tlon will be well represented In the cere mony, the list of possibilities Including Secretary Taft, Secretary Shaw and Score tary Hitchcock. The "frost" which compelled Nan Pat tcrson to leave the stage, severing her connection with the "Romance of 1'nn una" company, must have been a blttln; one, but it Is nevertheless an encouraging symptom of an aroused popular semi ment and returning public sanity. The maudlin sympathy which makes cither a hero or a martyr out of a person suspect cd of murder Is far too common, and It helps to promote that desire for notoriety, which Is manifested by so many of the criminal class. Nan Patterson may have played far better than she knew, when she won a "frost." OUR TARIFF THROUGH FOREIGN KVES. It is not impossible that the people of the United States will be relieved of the necessity of further consideration of the tariff question, for according to a British visitor to this country, Great Britain will attend to this duty for us. M. G. Thorburn, a prominent manufac turer of woolens In Scotland, in the course of an interview declared that Chamberlain's ideas would ultimately prevail, with all which that would slg nlfy as regards effect upon our tariff policy. In his estimation the liberal radicals will win In the coming elec tions in Great Britain, but they will not long remain in office; and when they are turned out u Chamberlain government will come Into power. According to this authority the prop osition to levy retaliatory duties and to draw the British empire together in a tariff leaguo Is fast gaining support In Great Britain and Is even stronger in the British dependencies. When such a policy Is inaugurated it Is Mr, Thorburn'a belief that the United States will be forced to look at the tar iff from a new point of view and re duce tariffs, which now practically bar English products. It will be noted that this proposition of a league ngainst the United States is an adap tatlon of the idea at various times proposed of a union of European powers formed for the purpose of bringing tho United States to time and forcing this country to make tar iff concessions to our foreign friends, Mr. Thorburn evidently Ignores or is ignorant of the fact that America' protection system has passed through ii number of experiences that tested Its strength as severely as would a league of tho British isles and their dependencies. For decades foreign powers havo been endeavoring through threats of retaliation nnd ac tual discrimination to break down our protective tariff system, but H has withstood every assault, no matter how insidious. There la no reason to believe that even If Chamberlain Is ever able to Institute a tariff leaguo for the pur pose of binding tho British emplro more closely together, which Is to b doubted In view of the recently ex pressed attitude of electorates Great Britain, such a consummation will have a material effect on our tar IK policy. Any material lowering our tariff will be for the avowed pur pose of allowing more foreign made goods to come Into this country, or In other words allowing our foreign com petltors to fix our prices, and not until American worklngmen are will ing to occupy the position and under the privations experienced by Englls laborers will Uncle Sum allow Great Britain to establish our tariff pol Iclei. THE PVnLIC WBABP SITUATION. rite nuestlfin regarding a prbllc. wharf s been deposed of so far as the people are concerned. The proper authorities hav! been authorised to proceed with ho work of securing the necessary outage and providing suitable wharf nnd docking privileges and the matter is no lunger nn Issue before tho ptople. here Is n marked difference of opinion s to the benefit which the community III derive from u public wharf, but tho question has passed beyond the rango f debate. The Initial steps have already been taken toward the occupation of a portion of the lake front and tho con struction thereon of a wharf but le al proceedings have been begun by the Rutland Railroad company to pro mt thi consummation of the project on he ground that the filling In of the slip will practically destroy some of their property rights. The llt'gatlon begun ever the location selected for a public wharf will e.vl- detitly postpone the construction of this ifbllc work for a considerable period, since cases of this kind In Vermont have reputitlon as well as a record of longevity. Some of the people are nl- eady growing restless over the sltua- Ion. and thev arc saying that if the ubllc is to receive the benefit claimed or a public wharr, tne community should net be fuither deprived thereof, there is a way arour.d tho difficulty, Others say that the projert is right where It Is wanted by lome individuals and that some of the politicians want tn keep It for an issue on which they can appeal to the people, and keep on fooling them, ever postponing the work under different pretexts. Fortunately for all concerned, unless It be for the politicians who want to keep the matter In uncertainty for tho take of making political capital, tiiere s a way out of the dilemma, which will make it possible to allow the people to have Immediate advantage of whatever benefits are to be derived from n public wharf or demonsttate whether or not it Is true, as others allege, that no more will come from a public wharf hereafter than was realized from the wharf which was leased for a number of months from ex-Mayor W. J. Van Patten. The statement Is made that the Cell tr.il Vermont railroad is willing to lease a wharf to the city for a term of years at favorable rates, so that It can be quipped with all the apparatus ncccs. sury to demonstrate whether or not the people will tako adantagc of a public utility of this kind when one Is secured. It is alto stated that there are other wharves which can be leased for several cars at small expense and, if this Is true, there Is every reason why one should be secured. If the public wharf Is to be A. benefit, the people should have the advantage of It at once. If It will not prove a benefit, then certainly tho taxpayers will not want to Invest a number of thousand dol lars In litigation and useless construe lion of a wharf. It seems to be for the authorities to act, if they arc sincere tlon of a wharf. WHAT OUR NIGHBORS SAY "SAVE IN HIS OWN COUNTRY.' (From the Brattleboro Reformer.) The people of Sharon nnd vicinity are said to be greatly shocked over thi. possibility of a Mormon shrine. In their lieiRhborhood. on the site- of the birth- placo of Joseph Smith, the founder of tlic church, nnd one State newspaper declares that it is too much to ask, of the breadth of any civilized community's views, that such a thing be tolerated. If the Mormon Church wishes to go to the expense of erecting a monument or other tribute to the memory of Its foun der, we see no rcison why Vermontcrs should object. In this country every nan Is supposed to be free to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience and there mi.st tic a central truth In the Mormon religion to have In spired so great a measure of loyalty and self sacrificing devotion as Its adherents havo shewn. If the church or any of its members disobey the laws of the country that they are notoriously lacking in that nut punished and brought to terms, it is as great a reproach to the government as it is to the church. I he tribute of a loyal belief Is always beautiful. Vermontors who oblect to the Mormon tabernacle should remember that they are notoriojsly lackink In that degree of enthusiasm for a belief, a hero, or p. great deed that Impels :uen to so down to their pockets for the money to pay a tribute which is merely a tribute. It is not natural that they should see anything but the practical side of the project. In h!:e relations to the church which he founded, Joseph Smith most havo lone something worthy of the respect In which his name is held, by the Mor mon people. That he was unwittingly born in Vermont should not debar him from their proffered tribute. INTERESTING REMINISCENCES. (From tbo Middlebury Reslste.r.1 Lexington Ky. Editor Register. Bear Sir: In examining wantly old file;' of newspapers at Geltysburgh, Penn we came across the following items which will bo of Interest to readers of the Register. From "Tho Sentinel" publish! d nt Gettysburg, Tenn., under dato of July 12. lion, we copy as follows: Carlisle, Penn., July C, 1W9. "On Thursday the IMh of Juiib last ilv trustees of Dickinson f'ollego pro ci cried to the election of a principal of the college, when the Hrv. Jeremiah Atwalcr. the present resident of the college of Middlebury In the Stale of Vermont, was unanimously etcetd. The .splendid reputation of Mr. At water as n gentleman of exrellent moral nnd religious character of exemplary Indus trv and assiduity, nnd of valuable liter i.ry attainments, standing high In the esteem of the. first eminence In New Eng land Stntcs affords a happy presage of the Increased usefulness and growing consequences of this institution." President Atwater, the first head of the faculty nf Middlebury College, left Mid dlehury during the summer of 1S0O to be come the president of Dickinson College lit Carlisle, Penn. AVhlle president of Middlebury College he built and occupied tho house on Franklin street recently purchased and remodeled by Ira MFIeur. In tho early part of the if'th century the Inventive genius of Vermontcrs was ovjiurently nt work as Is shown in tho following clipped from the Adam Sen tinel published at Gettysburg, Penn. Under date of June IS, 1817, that paper nyn under the caption of "Useful Invention;" Mr. O, Deamlng of Burlington, Vt,, advertises that he has recently Invented ar. engine for making brick by one or two hone power. It Is stated, that on moderate calculation, this rnrhio will make the mortar and strike fiom ten to fifteen hundred brick per day and of n better quality than those formed In the usual manner, being harder pressed." that they are notoriously lacking In that A GUBERNATORIAL POSStRII.nV. (From tho Rutland News,) This seems to Indicate that Percival W. Clement of this city would be a candidate for governor of Vermont, and that hh platform would be mismanage ment in public institutions: His paper, the Rutland Herald, In speaking of Mr. Clement's case against the State nudl- or of accounts to compel him to open his books and accounts for his inspection, says, "This Issue Is now before the State si.prcmc court. Eventually It will li before the voters of the State " This seems to he a pretty plalr. announcement of the candidacy and the issue. A LARGE FIGURE. (From the Brnttlcboro Phoenix.) Ex-Senator George F. Edmunds of Ver mont, ulio has been living In Philadel phia since resigning his fat In lffl, has sold his residence there nnd hcreaflir will divide his time between ills cnltuse at Hay Head, N. J., and his winter homo In Alken, S. C Tho SprliiRlleld Ecptibll run. In announcing this change says: "Air. Edmunds Is in his 77th year, and it is a great pity that he liift the service, of the people in the Senate. He did tills because of his devotion to au Invalid daughter, tn whom his lime and care have slnre been given. When he speaks now nnd then upon the cnmmanrllng Is sues of the hour It is with all his old breadth and power. He was cne of New England's large Acmes." OCEAN VACHT RACES The first over-thc-ocean yacht race was the three-cornered contest in lSWi between the schooners Henrietta, Fleetwlng, and Vesla, owned respectively by James Gor don Ilennett, Gcorso and Franklin Os good, and Pierre l.orlllnrel. It was from Snnd Hook to the Needles for a stnKu of $,lo,00u a side, or iW,W In all. and took place In Dec-ember, about the most tem pestuous time on the western ocean that could have been selected. Henrietta won, covering 3.10! miles In 13 days 21 hours and 55 minutes, with Fleetwlng second. Vesta, although the Inst in, made the fastest time, considering the distance covered, as she sailed :).lt4 miles in 14 days t hours 50 minutes. Six of Fleetwlng's crew were washed over-hoard and lost, nny repetition of which accident the promoters or the present race havo sought to minimize hy Inserting a condition that a vessel losing a man over-hoard shall be disqualified thereby. Henrietta Is said to have sailed the whole course on one tack. The next transatlantic yacht race was that between the English schooner Cam bria and tho American schooner Daunt less. This was from Gaunfs Head. Ire land, to Sandy Hook, In 187a. It was a close eompetltlon. Cambria winning by scarcely over nn hour, but the voyage it self was slow, and took Cambria 23 days 5 hours 17 minutes, for a distance of '.V.H7 miles. In 1SS7 Dauntless took part again In the third and last race across tho Atlantic to date. Her rival was the schooner Coro net. They sailed from Handy HooK to Queenstown.and Coronet won in It days 23 hours. Dauntless was a day and a half behind. The transatlantic yacht record, distance considered with time, fs 13 days 20 hours 36 minutes, made by Endymlon In 1501 from New York to the Needles. The. old schooner Sappho has the honor ot tho shortest actual transatlantic yacht pas sage. In HSl she sailed from New York to Cjueenstown in 12 days 9 hours nnd M minutes, but this is a shorter route, and the time not as good, mile for mile, as P.ndymion's. New York Post. SONG OF THE CHAUFFEUR. A full tank and a whizzing car, And a dust cloud In the rear, Unpunctured tires pumped up to par, And well-oiled running gear And as far as one may see. A good hard road, and the broad green earth Is heaven enough for me. O for the sting of the startled wind, And the fair one at my side, And the foolish yelping of dogs behind, And nothing to do but ride And nothing to do but ride, my boys, With her by tho side of me To clasp my arm and to hold her breath And guess what our end may be. There's the rush and the bound and swerve A we pass the brow of the hill. And below was the sudden curve With its hidden and waiting thrill With Its hidden and waiting thrill, my boys, And the flight by thorp nnd lea, And earth with all of its ups and downs Is heaven enough for me. S. K. Riser, in Chicago Record-Herald. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. Adam also got his eyes open after his marriage. Roosters do a lot of crowing, but the hens egg them on. It takes a spinster tn paint an optimistic picture of married life. A woman always retains a large cor ner in her heart for her tlrst love. About the only reason a woman has for nfcrrylng a man Is because. All is not gold that glitters, nnd nil do not shine in society who think they do. Even people who are constantly wish ing for something new draw tho line at neuralgia. True politeness requires moro atten tion to the feelings of others than to mere forms. Instead of going to law It would be better for a man to assign two-thirds of his property to a lawyer and let It go at that. Chicago News. CAUSE AND EFFECT. A bishop wan once traveling third-class on a bra mh line in Dcvonshlir. At one of the stations a count ryni'nn got In who after gazing nt tho bishop's nttlrc In n very puzzled manner for sonio time, ven tured the lemark: "He you a curate, sir'.'" "Well," said the, bishop meditatively, "I was once." "A-ah," said the rustic, a comprehensive smile overspreading his face, "the drink, I supposo7" Tho 1'atlcr. ONCE UPON A TIME. "Tell me the truth, doctor," said Me thusclah. who wna quite- III. "Do you think I'll recover? Speak right out." "Why, of course," said the physician cheerfully, "With you excellent constitu tion and your exemplary habits there's no reason why you shouldn't live 'Xd or "00 years more." "That's good," said the palrluch, bright ruing perceptibly, "When 1 get on my feet again I'll organize a thousatutycur club," Puck. NEWS OF VERMONT Mora Important Events Groused for Free Press Renders Stnte Spirit ualist Association to Meet m Montpeller. The Vermont State Spiritualist associa tion will hold Its next quarterly conven tion at Grand Army hall In Montpeller, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 2H, 2t and 25. The Vermont State speakers Alon- so Hubbard, Mrs. Sarah A. Wiley, Mrs. Alible Crossctt, Mrs. Emma Paul and Ida Le.wls have been Invited nnd are expected to be present. In addition to the Vermont State speakers the management have se cured Mrs. Ettte I. Webster-Chapman, a good test medium and speaker, for the en tire meeting. During the convention, test soanees will be. held by Mrs. Chapman, consisting of giving names and minute de scription of our friends passed to spirit life, proving to all, even the most doubt ful, the great truth of Immortality. The music will be In charge of Mrs. Ella Roys. The first session will be held at 2 p. m., consisting of opening remarks by the president and conference. Friday evening there will be an address of welcomo by the president of the local society and re sponse by president of the association, on address by A. F. Hubbard, followed by "pecches by the dlffcient speakers present, and others. Saturday and Sunday there will be (hree sessions each day, consisting ot un address and conference or seance. COMMENCEMENT AT NORWICH. The programme of exercises for com mencement week nt Norwich University hns been completed. On Sunday, Juno 18, at .1:30 p. m., the baccalaureate ser mon will be delivered In Dewey hall. .Monday, June in, at university range, at 1:00 p. m., the Austin rifle competi tion, with gold, silver and hronsto medals, Tuesday, June 20, In Dewey hall, at 3:00 p. tn the Sheldon prize speaking; fraternity hnnquets at 10:30 p. m. Wednesday, June 21, at 10:00 a. m annual meeting of the hoard of trustees; at 2:00 p. m., meet ing nnd banquet of class 'OH nt North field House; at 3:00 p. m on University parade grounds, base ball game, Nor wich Varsity vs. Fort Ethan Allen; an nual meeting of the Alumni association In the evening; In Dewey Imll at S:00 p. m., concert by the Colonial Orches tral club. Thursday. June 22, in Dewey hall, 10:00 a. in., graduating ex ercises of class 'OS, including address by John U Lewis, Esq., of North Troy nnd music by the Colonial orchestra; nt noon corporation dinner In the Drill hall; at 2:00 p. m., battalion review nnd Inspection by Governor Hell's staff; at 7:00 p. in., president's reception follow ed by commen -ement hop, given by the graduating class. Friday. June 23, nt 10:00 n. m In Dewey hall, entrance examinations. HAS AN OLD BRIDLE Murray A. Kent of Montpeller If. the owner of an old bridle thai has probably seen a half century or more of actual service nnd is still in n good state of preservation and may be seen at Wheclock's real estate office. The bridle Is one that was used on one of the teams employed In building ihe Central Ver mont railread almost sixty ye.irs ago. Near the end of the untie in this section several enrlonds of carts, hammers, picks, harness, ect.. were clumped over an embankment nt NorlliPeld and a quantity of the material was bought by Col. I'.. P. JeM-tt of Montpeller. who was Interested in hulldlm: the read. The bridle now owned by Mr. Kent was In that lot and was used en horses owned by Ceil. Jewott for yents. Several year ago when Mr. Kent was in tbn hainc-sw trade the bridle w.n Flven to him by Patrick Slatterv, who was employed by Col. Jcwett. The bridle is well made, of extremely wide straps- and with blinders 7.'1 inches nnd mndo without metal. LIFE INSURANCE Or VERMONT. The current issue of the Insurance Journal contains statistics mowing tho sum of money paid by American Llfo Insurance companies during the year YM. The sum ot $l,nsr,320 was distribut ed lu Vermont, ard was apportioned by towns and villages as follows: AlhiirBh. $:',0Vi; AibtirRh Springs, i;Sit, tiakerstteld, $V0: liainet, 3,IM: Bane, ?i;.,u7i; H.ir tcn. 3,.'; Bennington, Jd,27K. Berkshire, .000; Berlin. J4.02S: Bethel, $4.2.'0; Brad ford, J7W0; Brandon $3,M1; Brldtrewater, 2.fYi0; Brighton. ;.012; Bristol, 15,750; Brattleboro, $.H,3S7. Burlington. tSU.C.'l; Charlotte, $!,OT: Charter, $Utf: Con cord. $'i.fM: Danville, .1,iS0, Derby, J8.!iS!; Dorset, 1W,; East CbarleMon. 144: East Fairfield, f2,ew; Enosburch. S7. 120; Enosburgh Falls, K'.G2S; Essex, 2.0n0; Fairfield, !,7.V: Fair Haven, fB..il: Cull ford, tXW; Hardwlek. J4.22S; llmhgnte. I0.5.-.7; Hyde Park, $.6Xi; Island Pond. $7. imo; Jav, $2,0(O; Jericho. $2,.'iM; Leicester, ?2,f21; Ludlow. J5.S29; Lyndon, 16,617: Lyn-lr.nvllle, )l,400; Manchester, J20,f-0I; Manchester Center. 2,0' Meehanlcsvillc, 14, '9".; Mendnn. 2,(ViS; Middlebury. J21.S20: Middlesex. $3,073; Mlddlrtoun Springs JS,2)7; Milton, Jl,4ri; Montrellcr. $51,07'i. Mount Holly, $2,00n- Newbury. J:5iri, New Haven Mills $3,00-1, North Bennington, J?,M4; North Danville, ?51; Nortlitleld, lliMHl; North Hero, J.S.0.0, North Troy. .',- Oil; Norwich, $2,00ti; Prissumpt'ie, $,'!,2.V); Pawlet. Jl.t.'o; Plalntleld, J1.474: Poult ney, J6.S70; Proctor. 17,000; Putney, SI.910 Randolph, Sl'.lSI; Richford. S3..iii, Rich, mond, 4,100- Rochester, J4.CII; Rocking ham. 13,236; Rutland. JS7,r-1I: Regate, $1, W: St. Albans. fC8,r,AS; Rt Johtisbury, 03; Sharon. PSHj shore ham, !7: South Bat re, $3W; South Strafford. f.'.OOO; Springfield, $l,.-.oo: Sloc-Kbridge, 14,903; Sunderland, I .'.225; Button. 2.f'2; Swan te.n. 4.10S; Tnpsham. 2,": Vergennes, 7.5W: Wnltsficld, II.Wi. W.irdaboiM, tl,- 000; Wuterbury, J1S0W; Waterford, t? 12.1; Watervllle, JJ,tS7; West Concord, $r.,;0; West Fairlee, J.1,403; West Haven. J.M'Jl: Westminster, H,77."; West Topshnm, $2, WO; White River Junction, 14.578: Wil mington. $3,231; Windsor, $2G,1S2; Wlnoo. ski, IIO.PV); Woodbury, $3,500; Woodstock, 17.022; Industrial, $1,20; unclassified, je.V,- C3J. total, -51AT.',226. It will dc seen bv till taldc that Brattleboro received the largest amount, followed In order by Rutland, Burlington, Bennington, St Albans, Montpeller and St, Johiislitiry Pigments of $10,00) er more fn ie- polled to the Insurance Press ns follow -t: Bennington, Alouzo B. Valentine, $4 (;.. Brattleboro, Patrice. Cimnlnglrns, tli.SIS; Newton I. Ilnwley, lo.oon; Burl ington, Wllimm II. P. Whltcoml, $UV WA t'ARKER FOR ANN STORY CUSIN 8lT''i. The Bratthboro members of tho Ver mont Society of Colonial Dames will bo interested In ucomnwu.lntions of Wallace C. Clement of Rutland, whose wlfo is pie-eldtnt of the Stat Miclely, repardlmc the proposed marker for the sits of th( Ann Story cabin in Salisbury. At tho leuuest of the president Ml. Clement has vieiUd the location of tbo old cabin, which stood west of the hlphwny leading Irom West Salisbury tu Mlddlcbuiy. DlMc-lly west of tho tl'e. but n few fetl distant, Is a large llmestor.it ledgo. which In son.ti places is from i to to Iced high. Fletcher t. Prtctor has glvrn a monument for u marker, un-1 Mr. WA RMINQ UP! And Outings arc tho call. The very lntcst con ceptions in this lino nnd rt big line to choose from. Cheviots, Flannels, Homespuns. $9 to $20. Have you seen one big display of Neck wear? Tease 9s Attractive Suits In Outings, City Hall Sqaare, Sooth. Burlington, Vt. Clement's idea is to level off the top of the led','o and place the monument there on. face off eno side of Iho ledg, pl raituM Inscription on l-oth tho monu ment and the face of the ledge, nnd put markers at ihe four corners of tli'j slto cf the old i'al In. Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Sni'th have deeded to tne society tle cite of the ca'iln and a rlijht of way lead ing thereto. This will be the first histor ic:,! site to bo marked by tho Statu society. DEATH OF a S. PAGE. Samuel S. Pago of Clarendon died nt bis home yesterday nt the ago of 7S years. He was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of Roberts Post, G. A. R., of Rutland. The funeral will be held at his home I o-day at noon and the body taken to Charlotte for burial. RUTLAND ALDERMEN REFUSE A long and busy session of the board of aldermen was held at the city council chamber in Rutland Monday night. Oiui of the most Important features of tho meeting was the report from the State board of health on the condition of tho watershi d from which tho city water comes. Hie board In Its report upheld Mayor Manning In tho stand which he has been taking, stating that many nuisances exist along the stream and should Iks remedied nt once. Tho State board asked hat the board of aldermen pass a vote at once agreeing to assume tho expense of almtlng the nuisances. This, however. he nldernien did not do, but Instead, de cided to tako tho matter Into their own hands. Three of the mayor's vetoes were sustained: the contracts for taking down the footbridge and furnishing the city with a epiantity of water pipe were award ed, nnd considerable money was appro priated for various purposes. BRIDGE COMMISSIONERS ORGAN IZE. It Is announced that a recent meet ing of the commissioners appointed by Governor Hell, appointed to confer with similar commissioners from New Hampshire, regarding tho abolition of toll bridges over tho Connecticut river, was held at the Junction House at White River Junction, at which time Gilhert A. Davis of Windsor was elect ed chairman and ("apt. J. B. Seaver of Washington, clerk. The commission ers mapped out some preliminary work to be done before the first meet ing of the joint commission, which will be held at Clurcmont, N. H., July 11. o-iW MILL BURNED. The saw mill at Charleston, owned by F. K. Hilliard of Franklin Falls, N. H.. wos burned Monday night to gether with about Rve t-housand feet of lumber belonging to Blanchard S. Sails of Newport. There Is no Insur ance. YOUNG BOYS BCILD AUTOMOBILE. Two of our Felchvllle boys, Clair Hammond and Hollls Newton, whoso iges are respectively 13 to 12 years, have each constructed nn automobile on which the children enjoy fine rides. An Ingenious steering apparatus Is constructed and the power is produced by a boy pushing in the rear. SEEKING LIBRARY SITE. At a meeting of tho library trustees of Bellows Falls recently, C. W. Osgood, Dr. J, p. Hill and C. E. Howard were ap pointed a committee to Investigate de sirable sites for a library building unci re port to tho trustees June 17. No town meeting to consider the Carnegie offer of $13,000 will be called until after that date. INSPECTING RAILROADS. Slate Commission 1 lulled Mt. Mans field Electric Bond Tuesday. Montpeller, June 6. The members of tho State board of railroad commissioners be gan to-day their annual inspection of tho steam and electric railroad of tho State. ho Mount Mnslicld Electric road was In spected to-day and the board Is at tho Pevlllon to-night. They will go to-morrow to Bethel to look over the White River railroad. They are accompanied by Charles F. Stowell, an expert in railroad construction nnd maintenance. MEDICAL MEETING TO-DAY. Montpeller, Juno 6. Tho Uth annual meeting of tho New England Eclectic Medical,, association will bo held at tho Stale house to-morrow nnd Thursday. The Vermont society will hold Its an nual meeting In connection with the New England society. A programme of about 20 papers of discussions by prominent persons has been prepared. The president of tho New England 'association is Hr. Alsfcrrian Fassett of Portland, Me. Since the New Englnnd society was organized In Montpeller, June fi. 1S95, it has met at Montpeller, Boston, Hart ford, Conn., and Portland, Me. Several delegates and olllcers arrived this even- ing nnd many more are expected to- morrow. YOUNG MAN ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. Montpeller, June 5. Elscn Bronrer. who worked ns a farm hnnd for Charles Reeor near Montpeller Junction, attempt ed iiulcide shortly before midnight Sun day night by sending a lullet Into his (l.cicly. He is still nllvo but his chances for recovery nre small. A love affair Is telltved to be tbo causo of th" net. Spencer had been In the imploy of Mr. Rccor two months. He Is a m in of good habits and gcnerallv wn) in fine spirits. Ho Is a ton of Philip SpriictT uf South liatrc. O'BRIEN AHEAD fiWmat. nifllner4An T.aor1 oaln " S First among College Aspirants. Many other Changes anions; the Col lege Contestants Business College Leaders All Remain la Their Places, Home with In creased standing. Those In the front ranks of the col lege competitors In the Free Press educational contest are dally surpris ing the readers of tho paper with their frequent ' exchange of places, To-day Donald O'Brien of Burlington takes first place with 19,06 votes while Jnmes Smolllns also of the Queen City lakes second place with William J, Shn nicy of Wlnooskl third nnd Frank Eddy of Burlington fourth. Among the business college contestants Flor ence Hill continues to lead In Burling ton; Rohert Williams of Charlotte In Chittenden county; Grace F. Weston of New Htrvcn In Addison county; J. Bernard Westcott of Alhurgh In Grand Isle county; M. Ardell Orton of Fair fax In Franklin county; Morcton Thomas of Jeffersonvllle In Lamoille county and Earl Spauldlng of Brad ford In the miscellaneous division. Tho various candidates stood as fol lows Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock: THREE COLLEGE PRIZES Open tn Young People of Vermont. O'Brien. Donald, Burlington.... Smolllns, James, Burlington . . . . Shanley. Wm. J., Wlnooskl.... Eddy, Frank, BurllngJton Barton, Helen R., No. Ferrls- risburgh Derby, Cora M.. Middlebury.... Hlssonette, Ethel. Hhelhurne. . . . Only, Eva S., Johnson Carter, Win. H., Vergennes Oilman, Roy, Hlnesbiirgh Corty, Martin M., Montpeller... 10,064 17,00.1 10,01.1 16,483 13.020 12,304 1II.40H 0,102 7.180 7,070 8,720 Maurice, Walter C. Cambridge Junction 6,690 Marvin, Philip S Sheldon Cooley, Alta L., Bristol.... 3,820 3.738 3,131 Stilson, Lulu H., Monkton Gilbert. Gertrude. Dorset 3.112 Wlllard, L. Amelia, Vergennes. 2,428 Burnhnm, Ruth, Brandon 3,307 Smith. Rollln P.. Orwell 1,062 Wheatley, Ernest, Northileld... 1,007 Scott, Grant. Middlesex 1,781 Jones, Harold, Montpeller 1,707 Wolcott, Ralph, Milton 1.101 Adams, Conrad, Stowc 1,34.1 Stllson. Bertha, Proctor 1,116 Gardner, Lawrence, Enosburgh Falls 1.06S Prindle. Jesslo E E. Charlotte. 1,065 Claxton. Ethel, Charlotte 879 Ryder, Franjc C, Vergennes.... 837 Corliss, Ralph E.. So. Hero 815 Brown, Sybelle, Jericho 800 Lamberton, Lambert, Morrlsvllle 788 Brown, (Varies A., Burlington. 736 Prior. Lillian ?09 Smith. Clara B., Vergennes. R. D. 1 677 Lengfleld, Lynda. Isle La Motte. 680 Post. Farrlngton. St. Albans.... 680 Leland. Varren B.. Johneon.... 603 Reynolds. Libble, Albany 60S McCormack, .Mien. Burlington.. 600 Kinney. Harold S.. Craftsbury.. BS4 Cliamberlln, Lura, Grand Isle... 838 Smith, Dewey, Middlebury BIO Still. Bernice L., Hardwlck 807 Blanchard, Jennie. E. Bralntree. 802 Graves. Allie, Ferrlsburgh 502 Post. Farrlngton, St. Albans.... 800 Oakcs, Howard L., Watervllle.. BOO Phelps, Rupert A., Marshfleld. . . BOO Field. Don G., S. Royalton BOO Demlng, Ruth, Montpeller 800 Wright. Philip A., Bristol Preston, Rowland, Ferrlsburgh.. BOO BOO BUSINESS COLLEGE PRIZES RESIDENTS OF BURLINOTON. Hill. Florence 14,523 Dodds. Price 14,202 iCayo, Lucy E... 11,613 0.321 Badger, Leroy. Simpson, Wm. J b,ouo Chambers, Lela 807 Douglass Bonnie H 60S McCarty. George BOO RESIDENTS OF CHITTENDEN COUNTY. (Burlington Excluded.) Williams. Robert, Charlotte.... 8,067 B.3S.1 Tllley, Margaret, St. George.... Molllson. Luther B., Charlotte.. 5,365 3,443 4.410 3.264 Green, Verne W Richmond.... Pease, Henry A W. Bolton.... Williams. Marietta, Charlotte.. Smith, Pearl, Shclburne 2.M0 Parrow, Hownrd, Essex Jet.... 2,710 Ilefflon, John, S. Burllngtln. .. . 2,506 Bromley, Charity B.. South Bur lington Phelps Gladys A., Milton l.Hoo Bora, Grace, Charlotte I'M McNall, Albert, Colchester B Douglass, Rollln W., Essex Jet.. 704 Ball. Ernest, Shelburno 616 Bradley, Blanche, Charlotte .... 607 Heffloti, John, S. Burlington,... 518 Wilson. Hazel, Colchester Bl Smith, M. B., M ton 5 Hill, Laura, Jonesvllle 000 Sheldon, Julia, Essex Junction. 000 RESIDENTS OF ADDISON COUNTY. Weston. Grace F New Haven. Smith, Dayton, Starksboro. . . . 8,037 0,051 NOMINATION BALLOT I wish to nominate as a candidate in the FREE PRESS EDUCATIONAL CONTEST the following person, who is of good character and whom I believe the people of this vicinity will be glad to help to win a scholarship: Name of Candidate P. 0. Address of Candidate Class: College or Business College (cross out one., My name is ' My P. 0. Address is j My occupation is Good for 500 Vott until June 17 inclusive. If candidate has not been already nominated this ballot will count as 600 votes; if already nominated it will count as one vote. Not good after June 17, 1005, Gee, Edith M N. Ferrlsburgh. 3,8S Hatch, Wm., Vergennes flftr Sparks, Sara, Leicester 617 Baker, Hugh C, Shorehsm 033 ;Atwood, Mlllln W .Salisbury.... nrn tm r.i3 BOO B(H Harlow, Emily, Hancock Miller. Jessie M N. Fcrrlsburh 'nH ,'lry.!'lTr,8burBh' j Johnson, Robert S., Bristol BOO nissctte, Zulu F., Whiting Biw Grbe, Robt. L Bristol BOO RESIDENTS OF GRAND ISLE COUNTY. Weseott, J, Bernard, Alburgh.. a.Tfio Davis, Jessie, Grand Isle 3,.17t Gordon, Samuel 1!., Ornnd Isle.. a.attT Searles, George, Alburgh 6.11 Fletcher, Edson, South Hero,,,. BOO RESIDENTS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. Orton, M. Ardell, Fairfax Butler, Raymond O., Fairfax... Powell, Harold cl Franklin.... Parsons, Chas., Swanton Hasard Fay L R. D. 1, St. Al- 2..108 1,723 J,OB4 809 hnns BOO Glllllan, Archie W.. East Fair field, R. D. 2 Chamberlain, Sadie, East Berk shire Morey, Cleveland A., E. Fairfield Fassett, Lena V W. Enosburgh. Fanton, Ardcl, Fairfield BOO BOO BOO BOO 800 RESIDENTS OF LAMOILLE COUNTY. Thomas, Morcton, Jeffersonvlllo Bourn, Leon, Cambridge Twlss, Harry X Hyde Park.... Stlnson, Clayton B.. Johnson... Dower, Edward J Hyde Park... Oowen, Wlntleld P., Wolcott.... Bragg, Chester. Watervllle Emery. Henry W Eden Mills... 8,6.10 4,3 tS 2,003 1,230 O.'.S 8(17 843 800 RESIDENTS OF OTHER COUN TIES. (Five Conntles Above Excluded.) Rpaiildlng, Earl, Bradford 1.22H Wilson, Kate E., Gaysville 1,153 Farnham, Ted, Lowell 808 Qutnn Matthew J., Benson 713 Savage, Grace E., Waltsfield. . . . 603 Hull, Harry E., Worcester 806 Kennedy, Augustine, Waterbury Bev Randall, Harold, Felchvllle 802 Randall, Harold, Felchvllle BOt Chase, Fred B., Bradford BOO Bonneau, Winnie, Windsor BOO Rogers, Ben D., Bethel BOO Long, Howard C, Waltsfield.... BOO Morrill, Eugene, Randolph BOO TRADE IS 000D Vermont Manufacturers and Retail Merchants Are Better Satisfied This Week. Reports to Bradstreet's for the week from farming districts show that co pious rains of past week together with those of week previous have done a good deal of good. Manufacturers In nearly all lines report orders coming In well nnd nn Improvement Is noted in retail business. Several ot the summer hotels in the state have already opened for the season and others will be ready for guests on or about the middle of the month. Outlook in thfs lino tor busy season Is very good as many of tliA nloiH Viavk mnaivtiA n nnml... ,,e demands for accommodation. General tone of collections Is toward an Im provement. Wholesale grocers report more business and fair collections. The cotton mills at Burlington are active but orders are not coming In very brisk; other manufacturers are well supplied. The photographic sup ply plant report an increase, in busi ness. Retail merchants have had good trade and collections are said to be a little better. Rutland reports nil of Its Industries running full time; better weather con ditions have materially assisted In stimulating retail trade while collec tions arc gaining. Better conditions are also reported with retail merchants at St. Albans, warmer weather having assisted; this has also had good affect on crops and outlook is for pood crop of hay. St. Johnsbury wholesale houses re port light trade during the month of May owing to cold weather but with warmer weather a corresponding In crease Is looked for. Labor Is well em ployed and manufacturing plants ara busy. The light frosts of past two weeks In this vicinity have done a lit tle damage but on the whole it Is not thought damage has been of any great extent Montpeller reports good condition among industries generally, with small gain among granite manufacturers. Some building Is being done and de mand tor uunuers supplies is lair. Beports from Barro state outlook for summer business Is good v.ith labor welt employed. Granite dealers ara still having some trouble with collec tions. Retail merchants nt Bennington re port business for past week improved; paper mills show gain In business dono during month of May over that of cor responding month last year. Collec tions fair. Bellows Falls reports mills well em ployed and running full time; some im provement Is noted In retail business. The chair nnd cabinet factories at Brattleboro have plenty of business and other Industries are busy. Whole sale houses report business for May very good with some Improvement In collections. Fair Haven slate Industries arc all active; orders fop this kind of goods are coming In well nt good prices while collections arc fair.