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BURUNOTON, THURSDAY, JUNK K.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
(From tbo Middlebury Reslste.r.1
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
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
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
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
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.
Adam also got his eyes open after his
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
Even people who are constantly wish
ing for something new draw tho line at
True politeness requires moro atten
tion to the feelings of others than to
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
"That's good," said the palrluch, bright
ruing perceptibly, "When 1 get on my
feet again I'll organize a thousatutycur
NEWS OF VERMONT
Mora Important Events Groused for
Free Press Renders Stnte Spirit
ualist Association to Meet m
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
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
t'ARKER FOR ANN STORY CUSIN
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.
And Outings arc
The very lntcst con
ceptions in this lino
nnd rt big line to
$9 to $20.
Have you seen one
big display of Neck
wear? Tease 9s
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
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.,
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.
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-
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
fiWmat. nifllner4An T.aor1 oaln
First among College Aspirants.
Many other Changes anions; the Col
lege Contestants Business College
Leaders All Remain la Their
Places, Home with In
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
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-
Derby, Cora M.. Middlebury....
Hlssonette, Ethel. Hhelhurne. . . .
Only, Eva S., Johnson
Carter, Win. H., Vergennes
Oilman, Roy, Hlnesbiirgh
Corty, Martin M., Montpeller...
Maurice, Walter C. Cambridge
Marvin, Philip S Sheldon
Cooley, Alta L., Bristol....
Stilson, Lulu H., Monkton
Gilbert. Gertrude. Dorset 3.112
Wlllard, L. Amelia, Vergennes.
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
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..
BUSINESS COLLEGE PRIZES
RESIDENTS OF BURLINOTON.
Hill. Florence 14,523
Dodds. Price 14,202
iCayo, Lucy E...
Simpson, Wm. J b,ouo
Chambers, Lela 807
Douglass Bonnie H 60S
McCarty. George BOO
RESIDENTS OF CHITTENDEN
Williams. Robert, Charlotte....
Tllley, Margaret, St. George....
Molllson. Luther B., Charlotte..
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
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
Weston. Grace F New Haven.
Smith, Dayton, Starksboro. . . .
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....
Harlow, Emily, Hancock
Miller. Jessie M N. Fcrrlsburh
j Johnson, Robert S., Bristol BOO
nissctte, Zulu F., Whiting Biw
Grbe, Robt. L Bristol BOO
RESIDENTS OF GRAND ISLE
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
Orton, M. Ardell, Fairfax
Butler, Raymond O., Fairfax...
Powell, Harold cl Franklin....
Parsons, Chas., Swanton
Hasard Fay L R. D. 1, St. Al-
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
RESIDENTS OF LAMOILLE
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...
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
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
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
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
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
Fair Haven slate Industries arc all
active; orders fop this kind of goods
are coming In well nt good prices
while collections arc fair.
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