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THE BITRI TNGTON FREE PRESS t THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1905.
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When you want anything, advertise In the new special column of this pnpor. Borne bargains are offered there this week which It will pay you to read bout. Seo page two. This papo has 1nout. See pago two. This paper has nnd one cent a word will reach them all. The California orange crop for the sea son Just opened, In the opinion of rowers, will yield 3S.00O carloads for shipment east of the Rocky Moun tains. The Vermont Marble company remem bers Its married employes with a Thanks giving distribution each year, and this year 1.130 turkeys, about 3,500 quails of cranberries and nbout 7.500 pounds of sweet potatoes were requited to remember th company's employes in this way. It Is iiot every prosldcnt of a corporation who can thus help over a thousand homes to be thankful on Thanksgiving as did Che Hon. P. D. Proctor. Governor Bell recommended the Hon. W. W. Miles for the supreme court to Governor McCullnugh. nnd when the op portunity came to make an appointment himself, there was apparently but one thing which lie could consistently do and that was do what he had asked his pred ecessor to do. Other aspirants evidently tnade their fust mistake when they failed to seek Mr. Hell's endorsement for the supreme bench before he became gover nor. Congratulations to Judge Miles. Whatever may be the final outcome of the war of the ballots in New York city Mayor McCIellan and Tammany hall can hardly be reassured by the results lichleved by Hearst thus far. The Hearst crusade ngainsl election criminals has resulted In no less than seventy-live in dictments for election frauds, fourteen convictions and seven sentences to Jail This is a gratifying result In the eyes of ell lovers of clean politics and good gov eminent, regardless of pat-titan consid erations, and the end Is not yet. II Id CHOI'S. The report of Secretary Wilson of the Department of Agriculture, shows that the funnels of the United States u a class hnve had something to be thank ful for this year. The additions they have nnde to the national wealth In 100.', break all records for all countries, reaching, he says, "the highest amount ever at talned in this or any other country six billions, four hundred and fifteen mil lions." Here are Secretary Wilson's crop fig ures: Corn $l,HC.ono,ooo Milk and butter f,iv,,ono,ooo Hay 6o;i,ono,fK)n Cotton Wo.OOO.OuO Wheat 625,000,000 Jlgirs f.20,000,000 Oats !iX2,000,000 Potatoes WS.00O.000 Barley f,,000.000 Tobacco 51,000,000 Sugar cine and sugar beets.... 00,000,000 Rice 13,802,000 Wo exported farm products last year to the value of J927,Oo0,O00. Mr. Wilson estimates that the farms of the country liave Increased In value during the past flv years by the enormous sum of 000,000. "Every sunset during the past live years lias registered an increase of J OC,000 In the value of the farms of tills country." The Vermont farmers must wish that lomc good share of this Increase could liave struck Vermont, ni:v. mi. .iamks davie uijti.eh In the death of the Rev. Dr. Duller .who died nt his home in Madison, Wis, en the 20th till., one of Vermont's most loyal and respuetcd sons passed from earth, lifter a long, IndiiBtriou.i nnd use fill lire. He was bom In Rutland, VI. March 15, 1R15. His father, who had set tied in that village In 17i7, was born in Boston, In whMi clly his lineage ran be traced hurt: to IttlT, or seven years after Its foundation, Dr. Butler graduated at Mlddlcbury College in mt;,-dellvciing at commenci ment the Latin salutatory and nlso an orntlon on "Homer and the Poetical Merit of the Iliad." lie was the last surviving member of that class 'After n year In Yale Theological Bent nary he returned to Mlddlcbury wher tie served five terms as a tutor. In 1SI0 tie graduated from Andover Theological Seminary. He was "Abbott resident (holder of an endowed fellowship) at And Dver, IMO'-H. In 1S42 he accompanied l'rof, Park to Europe, where they spent six teen months In extenslvo travel, In 1S43 he supplied the pulpit of the Cnnsrega tlonal Church In this city of liutllngton for six months. Then he became professor of languages and acting president Norwich University until 1SI7. Dining the following seven years ho held the pas toratcs of, Cougrugatlunul churches in Wells River, Vt South Danvcrs, Mass., nnd Clnclnnntl, O, He wns professor of Greek nt Wabash College, Indiana, lSfil-Ti mid professor of undent languages, eS to 'G7, In the I'nlverslty of Wisconsin, at Madlron, which city became thcrcnftci Ills homo. He was an extensive traveler In our own country mid ubrond, visiting on six successive and extended trips Egypt, Greece, l'nlestlup, Spain, nnd other European countries; the Sandwich Island, Mexico, Hie West Indies, Jnpnn, China, Ceylon nnd Indln. In his 7fUh ye:ir he made a trip of seventeen months, traveling stone, around the world. He wns a voluminous writer of historical nnd literary articles, printed In the Mag- nalne of American History, llltillothccu Sscra. the N. Y. Nation, th Hurllngton Free Press nnd other papers and period icals. His addresses on "Deficiencies In Vermont History," nnd on "The Battle of llcnnltirrton," befoie the Vermont His torlcal Society, are among the most In terestlng and valuable papers contained In the printed proceedings of that so- eletj. He delivered the principal address it the Rutland centennial celebration In October, 1ST0. He edited various docu-1 ments relating to railway transportation'1""'111 "l to regard the dead or their which were circulated by millions In several dlffeient languages, and many of his papers on literary and hlMotic.il objects were printed In pamphlet and book form, Dr. Hotter retained his phys ical and mental powers to a remarkable degree, tip to his 91st year. Letters re ceived fnim him by the editor of this paper within the past eighteen months showed his continued brightness of mind and Interest In Vermont history, expressed with visor and in clear and firm hand writing, lie was the oldest and longest enrolled member of that exclusive nnd distinguished society, the American An tiquarian Society, lie married in JSCi Anna, daughter of I'tesldent Joshua Bates of Mlddlcbury College. Two sons, .Tames ami Henry S., and two daughters, Anra H, and Agnes C. survive him. Ills alma mater conferred on him the degree of LL.D. In IMS and he will be-held In honored memory by all who knew him, SKETCH OP MEXHtt At, IRA Al.t.tt.V CALLED FOR. No. .1515 Wallace Streot, Philadelphia, t'a., Nov. U, '05. To the Editor of the Free Press: As one who is an admirer of Ethan Allen and was unaware until recently tb.il he had a brother. General Ira Allen, who was burled In the cemetery of the Free Quakers, which has been sold and the bodies are now being taken up. i.en er.il Allen's body when found will be sent to your State to be burled with that of his distinguished brother. I take pleasure in sending you n copy of an nrtlrln from the Philadelphia Bul letin and hope that one of the Vermont Historical society will furnish an article for the Free Press, giving n short bio graphical sketch of the bright young man; what regiment he commanded and how he came to di In Philadelphia, and why he has been neglected so long. Yours truly. , JAMES II. ELLIOTT. Ira Allen was born In Cornwall, Conn., Mny 1, 1751, being the youngest of six sons, of whom Ethan Allen wns the oldest. Ira was a practical surveyor. He came to Vermont about 1772; made the first surveys In Burlington and nfl- jolng towns; organized with his brothers land company which took up large tracts of land In the Champlaln Valley; became, nn extenslvo land owner in Ills own right; and una a tender among the Green Mountain Hoys In the controversy with New York, which resulted in the stabllshmcnt of the Independence of Ver mont. He was a lieutenant In Seth War ner s regiment or Green Mountain Hoys nnd served In the campaign of 1775 hi Canada. Some 20 years later he be t nine major general commanding the militia, of Vermont. He was active in the frr.mlng of the first constitution of Veiniont; was a leading member, and the secretary, of the Vermont Council of Safety, which was virtually the supreme authority in the Infant SUto, until State government was organized In 177S. lie wns the first treasurer of Vermont holding that office for nine years. lie wns for a like period surveyor general. He was the leading agent of Vermont In tho transactions with the Continental Congress before the State was admitted to the I'nlon, and In negotiations with the governments of New Vork and New Hampshire. Ho was the author of many important papers and pamphlets ndvocat Ing the cause of Vermont in its con. troversies with those states; and of a history of Vermont, published by him in London In 17PS, from which many sub sequent historians largely derived their facts. In 17W, being then at the head of the Vermont militia, which was without arms, under the authority of Governor Chltteti den, ho went to I ranee anil bought 20,000 stand of arms, 21 cannon, and ammunition, raising the money lo pay for them by mortgaging -I5,W) acres of his best lands, expecting to dispose of the arms to tho State at a profit. This operation proved his financial ruin. Prance and England were then enemies. The ship which was loaded with the arms was seized In the English channel by a British cruiser, The arms were confiscated by the Hrlt- ish government on n claim that France was sending them to Ireland to arm an Insurrection against England, and it was many years before Allen succeeded In establishing his ownership and obtaining a return of tho properly. Meantime the muskets had been ruined hy rust; the lands tie mortgaged to pay for them hud gone from him under the mortgages and he became virtually a pauper. Imprison ment for debt then prevailed everywhere, To escapo a debtor's prison Allen left his home In Colchester. Vt., and went to Philadelphia, Pa where, in January, ISH, he died In obscurity and poverty His very burial place was unknown for many years, till recent researches eslub llshed the fact that ho was buried in the graveyard of the Free Quakers In Phils. tlelphln. Ira Alton was the founder of th Unl vcrslt y of Vermont, securing Its location In Burlington by gifts of money and land. His memory Is cherished by nn annual celebration of "Founder's Dny" by the university. By the sldo of the tnll monu ment erected by the State In Green Mount cemetery In this city to Ethan Allen Is n sniallcr monument of marble to Irn Allen. The conditions of the re mains of other persons discovered In the process of removal now going on In the Free Quakers' burl.il ground, afford small encouragement to expect that any por tions of the remains of Iru Allen will be found In a condition to be Identified after the lapse of over SO yeats since tln..v wen interred, probably In a wooden coffin. The most that can be expected, we think, will be that If a headstone was placed at his grave, It mny be found under the surface of the ground. The article from the' Philadelphia Hul lctln sent to us by Mr. Elliott, will be found, In Urge part, below: THE Dl'KlAL GROUND OF THE FREE QUAKERS, The men of the little band of Fighting Quakers, ur Free Quakers, us thev called themselves, ns well as those qu.ikcrs f rtim whom Ihey separated, were not naiutaiinn mi union veneration, into their principle of simplicity In freeing 'lit living body Irotn nulty and pomp Mid circtint"i.incc, mat eiuttt i.t'.ng only tin spirit nt the inner Light, there eli te! id ii like dlMcmild of the (lend body and the narrow cell In which It was hence foith tu be cotiuptcd Into dust. All tombstones and memorials of the kind were looked upon ns foolish or supci litmus signs of vainglory and untoward ness In the democracy of death. Hence it was that many, If not most, of the Fighting (junkets that were bulled In their ground on the west side of Fifth street, were commemorated by no grave stones, as was the case, of course, In most other Quaker bnilal grounds. And yet for many yeais past, In faet as far bad: as the giouml can be remember ed by even old men, It has not even had the peace and sequestered silence of sim plicity It ii"e to be not uncommon to sie, when looking tluough the gate on Fifth street or over the wall on old Whita ker How, a variety of tin can", played out bnshel-baskets, battered hats, broken bot tlis and dead eats. At one time the boys In the fifth ward who were ! Idrd into two hostile camps often made the Quaker burial Rioiind a it ndezvous, notwithstand ing the many attempts of the neighbor In frighten them away with stories oi the ghosts that weie to be seen over in the northeast angle. Tliete they would play "prlsoneiH base," "durk on davy," "shinny" and base ball or "toin" ball, with one of the grave stones that were there for the first and only Ihjc. About this time of the year, when the grass and leaves wrr dry. they would set up bon fires toward the rinse of the day. and a tremendous battle with stones and clubs would be fought for the possession of the grounds. It was never krown how many persons were buried there, and seemingly, be cause of the. small number of stones, they were few. But the majority lay in graves that were totally unmarked nnd not even indicated by hillocks. Tho Free Qu-ikcis, as organized In their meeting, were never very numerous, probably at no one time repri suiting mote than one hundred families. The property had come into their possession shortly after tho Revolution ns a grant from tho Common wealth and In Connection with the meet ing house which they had built at Fifth and Arch streets In i ,s:S. or, as they put it also, on the tablet which may still bi ll there, the ytar "of the Umpire S, In the course of the disruption which their desire to take up arms in tin; Revo, li.tion had caused among ihe Quitktrs, they had been disowned le the orlhodov, who remained neutral or non-combatant they had lost nil their privileges and rights in the regular meeting, and In con sequence, they needed a burial ground as well as a meeting house. I Here was ready disposition among the triumph int whlgs to recognize their services and to help them In the construction of the meeting house. When the light of sepul ture at Foul th and Arch was asked by them. It was icfusetl, and they were vir tually treated ns outcasts in all claims made hv them to a sharing of t lie prop- rty. The orthodox maintained that they could, if they saw til, ext hide fiom It inybody who was not In fellowship with them. Hut In a memorial to the Assem bly or Legislature, the Free Quakers declared that "certain men among these people have assumed nnd exercised a pretended right to refuse, or to grant is of a favor, at their discretion and pleasure, the interment of the dead In the burying ground granted in common to their and our ancestors," of which two contrasted instances ure alleged- one man who died In the service of the I'ulted Stntes was denied the right of burial "because he had hot lie arms ami been concerned In war;" another man, hating no pretension of right, who had been convicted of an attempt to bribe the pilots of the Stale to con tuct the British fleet into our harbor. indemned, hanged and burled In other ground was long after taken up, and In terred by their ordor among our fi lends! Hence It was that In consider;! tion of their loyalty the Assembly, or Lei; Islature. granted to them for burial put- poses eight public lots on Fifth street, the whole forming a tract that extended more than one-half of tho way to Sixth street. It was expressly recited in tln ict that this was done because of their attachment to the cause of their country m its hour of danger. One by one most of the founders of the Flee Meeting were it Is helttcd, laid nway tbeie, as well as some of their descendants. For a long time after the Free Quakers had died out the gates of the graveyard were seldom opened for a cottln. Hut during the Civil War, when soldiers of the Tnlou were (l)Jug in the hospitals of Philadelphia mid many of them were unknown or had no friends some of the bodies were carriei: to tho Fre Quakers' ground and thorn their dust now mingles with the dust of the Quaker soldiers of the Revolution. The exhumation whirh is now going on has caused considerable curiosity as to whether among the Identifications which may be niat'o it will be possible, to trace tho coffin or the bones of General Ir. Allen. Genera! Allen was not a Free Quaker, ns seems to be assumed hern and there, and his relation to Philadelphia was chletty transient or Incidental. Con senuently General Allen, who may have lived In the vicinity when death came upon him. may have been buried thcie after application had been inndo to Ihe Free Quakers, and it would have been entirely natural that they should hei prompt to grant It for one who had borne arms like themselves and who hnd suffer. ed come of tho buffets of the world However this may be, there is no doubt that If his body should be recovered, It ought to rest henceforth nmong thorn ufrly Green Mountain Hoys of whom, next lo his brother, he was perhaps the most valorous and useful. Kcxema, scald head, hives. Itchiness of tho skin of any sort Instantly re lieved, permanently cured. Uoau's Ointment. At uuy drug store. PRESIDENTS MESSAGE His Recommendations to the Congress on Many Subjects. AS TO RAILWAY RATES. Favrs Creation of Administrative Body to Handle This Matter. REBATES HOTLY DENOUNCED Discusses Trusts, Insurance, Revenue RetisioD, Army and Navy, the Panama Canal, Etc Prosltlont noosovelt's nntiunl mossaso has been delivered lo confess. Open- ins with a pica for the co-operation of fill clnssea In continuing the. country's prosperity nnd in eorrr-ctliiK existing evils, for n "square ile.il" for every body, the messiue llrst tnU.cs up the ipiestlon of corporations mul milronil r:Uo legislation. The president says: J Corporations, I nm in no sense hostile to corpora-1 lions. This Is tin nee of combination. nnd nny offort lo prevent all cninlilna- j Hon will tie not only useless, but in the I end virions, because of tho contempt for law which tho failure to enforce law lnevlialily produces. The corpora tion lias come to stay, just ns the trades union has come to stay. Kach onn do and lias done Rrent Rood. Each should be favored so long as it does good. But each should be sharply checked where it nets against law and Justice. Experience has shown conclusively that it Is useless to try to cot nny nile rjiiate regulation and supervision of these great corporations liy state nc- ' tlon. Such regulation nnd supervision I can only lie effectively exercised by a sovereign whose jurisdiction Is coex tensive with the field work of the cor- 1 poratlons that is. hy Hie national guv- I eminent. I believe that this regulation 1 and supervision can be obtained by the enactment of law by the ennsress. If this proves Impossible, It will certainly be) necessary ultimately to confer in fullest form such power upon the na tional government by affirmative no- ment of the constitution. The laws of the congress and of the several states hitherto, ns passed npon by the courts, have resulted more often In showing 'lint the stntes have no power In the matter thnn that the na tional government bns power; so that there nt present exists u very unfortu nate condition of tilings, under which these great corporations doing nn in terstate business occupy the position of subjects without u sovereign, neither any state government nor the national government having effective control over them. Our steady aim should bo by legislation, cautiously and carefully undertaken, but resolutely persevered In. to nssert tho -sovereignty of the na tional government by nflirniatlve no tion. This Is only In form an Innovation. In substance it is merely a restoration, for from the earliest time such regula tion of Industrial activities has been recognized In tho notion of the law making bodies, mul nil that 1 propose is to meet the changed conditions in such manner us will prevent the com monwealth abdicating the power it has always possessed, not only In this conn try, but aNo in England before and since this country became it separate nntlon. Railroad Itnte I.enUlalloii. As 1 said In my message of Dec. 0 last, the immediate and most pressing need so far ns legislation is concerned Is the enactment into law of some scheme to secure to the n gents of the government such supervision nnd regu lotion of the rates charged by the rail roads of tht) country engaged In inter state traffic as shall summarily nnd ef fectively prevent the Imposition of un just or unreasonable rates. It must include putting h complete stop to re bates in even shape and form. This power to regulate rotes, like all similar powers over the business world, should bo exercised with moderation, caution and self restraint, but it should exist, so that it can be effectively Merclsed when the need niises. In my judgment, the most important provision which such law should eon tain is that conferring upon somo com petent administrative body the power to decide upon the ease being brought before It whether u given rate pre scribed by a rail road Is reasonable and just, and if It is found to be unreason able and unjust then, after full invest! gatlon of the complaint, to proscribe the limit of rate beyond which It shall not be lawful to go the maximum reasonable rate, as It is commonly call ed this decision to go into effect with In u reasonable tlmo nnd to obtain from thence onward, subject to review by tho courts, It sometimes happens at present, not that a rate is too high, but that n ra vored shipper Is given too low a rate, In such easo the commission would havo tho right to fix this already estab llshed minimum rate as tho maximum, nnd It would need only ono or two such decision by the commission to euro railroad companies of the practice of giving lranronor minimum rates. I call your attention to tho fact thnt my pro posal Is not to give the commission power to Initlato or orlglnato rates gen erally, but to regulato n rnto ulrendy flxed or originated by the roads upon complaint and after investigation. A heavy penalty should be exacted from ouy corporation which falU to respect (foullniicd nil the !!"' I'e.) Grand Holiday Opening Display Days, To-morrow, Friday, Saturday. Only a few days now to the Great Holiday of the year and much must be done in that time. Our preparations for this great event have been go ing on. for months. To-morrow the results of our efforts will be before you, and we leave the decision with you, believing it will be in our favor. Just a word about some of the special Holiday lines. BOOKS (Main Floor Rear of Store.) PICTURES (Second Kloof.) FANCY CHINA (Second Floor. I TOYS, GAMES, DOLLS, BRIC-A-BRAC BASKETS, ETC., on the second floor, Besides the gift possibilities to be found in lines of merchandise in every department. Do not miss this great opening display. If nut of (lie cl tr. Write for Samples NEWS OF YERMONT. More Impiirtaat Event Gron4 f rri-e rrrsx Iteiiiler Pronpcrltjr In llrnUlclinro. The closins month of the yar W" llnds HrnttlelMiro more' prosperous than at any time in the last uve.iile. i-.v. rj- m du?tr" Is running full lime, some of tlio mploycs are obliged to work over hour ami tenements are so scarce that tho formation of ,i luilMing corporation to look out for r ople who are si eking homes Is under consideration, The town has gained largely In population in the past live years. '1 he KMoy Organ com pany Is employing more I). mils than nt any time in the past 12 years, and the Krowtti of its pipe organ ilepnit lii-nt, establish! d four years, ago has been vrrv rapid. The Hooker, Corser . .. A'. M teliell tlverrlll eonllKillV eO UllUlCS in its expansion nnd now has nearly am hands at work. Other Important in- (lUfiries ni inu town if pun jirospuiuj inn ,iii eoeouriiKiiiK uuiiuuit. MOiiK di:i:u illegally shot. County (iamo Warden Chaso of Ilen- nliigton has discovered moro evidence of illegal dcci killing In that vicinity. This time he has found the entire carcass of a doe deer, killed some three or four weeks ago, near the Hodges clearing on (ii i-tcnbtiry mountain. Tho doe was shot irso calibre bullet In the breast with and the fore feet were tied together in dlcating that the liimtor has either car- .!.! .1., r. lifo l.-iel; or Ititelule,! to , ..... do m. Whether th doc was killed near ,. l,,. e. I .... I, ..I l.e e:irrie,l titer.. . . and left, the warden was imaliln to,' determine. The warden has been Inves tigating the case of tin: doe's head found near the William lllade meadow in Woodfoid lat week and has learned that the animal was killed near sun down on Saturday, November lt, and that nt least two pet sons were con cerned In the Hllllmi. In his determina tion to run down the poachers tho game wmdc.il has offered two rewards, J.Ti tor information (the informer's name to he withheld) that will lead to conviction, and VA for direct evidence. MMT AGAINST STREET RAILWAY. ! L. Stafford, administrator of the est. ite of Itlehanl J, Wallaco ot Kalr Haven has brought suit against the Hut land Stteei Hallway company on the ground eif negligence for $6,000. Wallace was run over and killed by a trolley car in Hull. unl August 2. HOY COMMITTED SUICIDE. Jiieoti Sindo of Springfield, agul l(i vnrs, committed suicide Krltlay by hang ing In a barn on thn premises of 1". Preston. Young Slnilo has for tho past two years worked on tho farm of K. v., Preston. Youns Sindo has for tho past high school In Sprlnslleld vlllige, being in the junior class nnd n hard worker. 'I be cause of his act is not known, hut It Is thought tli.il ho glow despondent over close application to Ills books, itt.r. wuuM.iM tt...v EXPENSIVE. The question having arisen ns to what had become of the project to build a tail- road between Itutland nnd Montpellcr, concerning which thero was much talk about two or three years ago, a Herald reporter Interviewed one of the men who was prominent In tiBitntlnff the project, . . rti..-. .. . . TY.iri.ftAi-. 'I'nri Ho stated that ho was Instrumental In the State board o ridi-oid i niniu s. o.i rulslns about $1RU nniong tho Rutland crs to force the Rutland and Delaware business men to defruy the expense of surveying the route, This wns oim-thlrd of the amount necessary, the other Iwo thllds being valsitl by the business nun of Moutpclicr, about ,DUi, liaviii been Meet me nt the WAITING ROOM Near North Entrance P Nearly intr in Hook. 2.000 Ilulidiiy Books nro licrc for your selection nnd noth !ifl (iivintr itlVords more lnstinc enjoyment tlinn a good Hundreds to tthoose from nt uiicli Price, 10c, 15c, 19c, 25c, 46c, 84c, $1.08. A liirire rnne of subjects framed in tho best of tns.te nnd at such prices as will surprise you, 10c, 25c, 49c raisid. A man from Buffalo, N. V., was employ, tl to do the surveying and rtve or six weeks were consumed in the work. This man estimated the cost of building' the road at about S.oOn.nn and this was the last heaid of flic project. This vast ex penditure discouraged the men Interested. As tin re is nn Urge city or town along the proposed line, the returns would not be large and tho percent. ige of piotit small, if any. SUDDEN DKATII AT HOMU, TDK SOLDIERS' John rggteston of the Soldiers' Homo In Hennington tiled Monday morning. He took his breakfast as usual, went to his room and, while helping to make his bed dropped on it dead, lie served in Co. 11, Hth Vt. volunteers, and was admitted to the home from Ktitland last January, lie was a member of Itobctts Tost of Itutland nnd at one time epiltc prominent In west ern Vermont. Kor several years he con- uueieti a noiei in r,,isi .uungioro. tie h-nves a son and daughter in Itutland, and .1... ...Ill I ...l... I,U I i'e "jmj tiu laueu morning. Am Cn nv INSURANCE COMMIS SIONl'ltS I'lederick Ci. Fleetwood of Morrlsville and John L. liacon of White Hiver Junc tion, the State Insurance tomniissloiier?, have Issued the following statement bear ing on the Insurance seamUls revealed diirng the past few months: "The under signed insurance conimsniunern of Ver mont, realizing that the re-cent exposure of extravagance and misni.inaspnient ,mi!:t l''",!" uneasiness among persons in- . siireti i'i me me tompamts iiiyi'.-ukhivu, wish to caution policyholders against loss to themselves through hasty action In auf- f..rln,- tl.r.lr .,.. trifle I.. l:me hv IUI11-1IRV- ".' ' . ' " ul Premiums 01 m o,.. uitemil:, t nrj We belle; e the companies 1 under investigation, in spite of the liregn- l liu Hies shown, to be solvent beyond qti s- tlon, anil aide in carry out their contracts i 'neeor.llnir In ilielr levins. In (Mir tlllllllllll. I lemcdies for the abn-es reveil.,1 will li.(J!i "f, unsatisfactory. applied by tho law-making bodies of the , A dollar In tlv pocket of a stingy Ur....ri u,,,,... ,,i.,i. v.iii iiioi.et i.ollt v- ! represents close quarters. l.l.i..rU J. , io.ni, of tlu. rente- hfiislhlc tritus.it Hons of the pasi. anil aid ill preventing future atta.-ks upon their Interests. J (!. Kief! wood, John I.. Ha con, Insurance commissioners." SMALL STRIKE IN HARDWICK. I'our teams of stone nitteis, Including Si! cutters and four Id iclvmiths, quit work at No. :i shed or the Woodbury Granite company In llaniwlek Tuesday morning. It Is ilainitd thai for some time the boss has been dlsch.it King nu ii l"i what nv claimed to be iusuflh n nt leis'ins. A uieelitiK of the union w is Ivld Monti. i eve ning, when ll w is th cnled to stiike. WILLIAMS STILL SILENT. liciijninln William', the slayer of I'o llcenian .1. P. Mitlratli in Hurhiigton May I J. llml, who was after some Inquiry and text as to his sanity found guilty of murder in the second degree by the t'lilt tendril county conit and -enloueed t' life Imprisonment in "'" St ite Pi mm. has not been he. ml lo speak a word since his arrival ii Windsor more thin .two months ago. lie has nmeilmes shown Interest t iioogh li, no, I lii hi,; kfcpers. but thai Is all. He maintains 'a tlmmed silence and e:;h:iut. no concern I as to what paisi- around him, He is j kept In the cells piovidrd for convicts ' suspt cied of In-.iulO. -VS'T CI'MID VP 'IUs"3NG . ' ' 1 ' illghly eitlzvis of llntliml ,m mllti the Imaul ot aldcimm. ii.w pittionel ......... .v Hudson lallro.id coiup.ir.icii In plate, gated, electric siuiiiii". or cmnicu ai loin crossings in Riil'ind coas'i i ret! d. ngei on-". A heal III!' will bt In Id nest I'riil.it ul Hotel HerwIcV mmmat and up to $7.00. .InpnncM' of our own import order Ormnii and Austrian of the best makes Vantine'.s Famous .Japanese Wares and all at the low est lirures. the regular We pnj- nperlnl nttrntliin to Mnll order" THE WHITE HOrSE. The White House up to date has cent about $,1,Oi0,00O, of which nearly eine-thiro has been palrl for furniture and Interior decorations, says the Saturday Evening Post. Originally the State of V.rgln ,i gave $130,00) to build it. Mitrylind adding $72,0rr. To maintain the White Hoiwe costs from ISj.OOO to J.'.O.OOO a year, the ap propriatlon for this purpose varying eon sldernbly. Rut every now and then then Is something extra to be paid for nut Congress Is called upon to give an extr J30.000 or JiO.OOO. The biggest pull of thn kind ever mntle was for JVArtM, whicl was spent a couple of years ago in a partial reconstruction of the interior and in the addition of wingUke terraces an office building. Every now and then new set of china has to be provided ane usually that costs about Jjri.oenl-. rather n a big sum from the everyday housew f. point of view. Hepalrs run up to a large amount annually, white paint being nr Important item. The President gets his pay every inon'r In the shape of a check, nr. more t, curately speaking, a warrant, for $1 l."W.R7 which is sent by a messenger to tin White House. A memorandum of tin amount due Is made out by the nudtto of the State department and Is sent u the warrant division of th" trc is ir where it is examined and marked . approved. The seeretnry of tho treat ury signs it, the comptroller certilles n as correct, and then Mr. Hoosevelt re celves his money. The smallest war rant ever Issued by the treasury depart ment was In fnvor of the President oi the t'nlted States. It was for one cent and was forwarded from Washington ti Mr. Cleveland to Gray Gables, the sum being due to close the account of salary for the fiscal year. POINTED PARAGRAPHS Don't wear nut your wclroine It If difficult to replace. A bluff by any other name would man om(k flk! '' " lf hey were atlt inl ine a continuous funeral service. A splnlster Is an unmarried worn, n who tries to believe that she is a man hater. A dressmaker may not have a graceful form, but she always knows how to make up for It. All things that are supposed t i eome to him who waits are snbjei t n ihnoge without notice. When a women is unable to i n.u-t 1 -ttntlon any other was el' ft- t h l eron to a pug dog in Pllbli. Of course it was a married , i wl dleov"ied that an nutnmohlle Is i! no t ns stubborn and espens vi as i w'fc After a gill tins acquired a b, ill ' Hist thing she does Is to tool, m 1 s wiltchcae to see If it c intai s itmtVr Bill s picture. i llieago ,-M'w" Nothing Better Than "Page's Perfected n..n . r- I, rounry rooa. D. .1. LauiDort of Apiiimuu I! I lite milker of Ihe I'lb. 'tis Pci'h tu I, ice" ivini'ilies mul who i- nil "v,1' country known n n poul'r.v e.iert. says there is iinililiii; belief tli.'.ll I'np'V Perfected I'.c 1 r.v 1 ooil," Here are Ills em . wmls- liallo ts 1. Mlltl r.iry Willi the illli'ertqii s. i uis. Sum. i.liiil ul' a tin nl fu.ul Is nert-ss nt ail Hull's, iinil I 1i-i-i l. until U'lil' i.-' ''otter ; I Mtu'.ie:- tl:.iu 'IV tv ! i- . V l.v I'.m l.' " Aii. one send :u: h n losiiil im-iI to ('. S. l'',e, II '(' IM'. ... llll'.l litem iiilllll.v.' this i .i " il ' ' rolvo hy m ill. iVce. io-":'ii. " -'iiuilo ' linrktljio of "I'r.'-.o's I'i'IL" id '" l!1 i' iroj.l"