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Belated Gift Seekers
Will find golden opportunities at The Royal. Great price concessions will be made on all holiday merchandise. We'd rather you'd enjoy a sacrifice, than handle the goods over later. You can tell when "we cut" our prices are always in plain figures. Read the price mark take ' One-third Off mi you have our present "clearing" price. That's easy-you can figure it out yourself. Dissatisfaction is the most expensive thing that goes out of any Uore but there isn't much of it that goes out of the Royal. Your money back if you want it. I mm inws A little laOr in-iirlili'.t j saw smoke; coming Ithiniigh tin- rimf of tli' house am! tin iil.irm wiix gl 1 n. ,ltir tlw lli-r.rn.iii hurt put out tin- lire Son While DefendinrHis Moth- h.-r . rvt-.i ii.i- w.i found in iur room. er Gives His Father a Fatal Blow. m HAD BEEN DRINKING lleniitcil lit strike 111. Wife licmiloe 'lie Culled lllm lo llie Christ niiiv lllniier III U ti 1 1 I'rnrliirvil hj Mrlhlng tin Itie Kitchen Mtm- Sim rroNted. nir.nrrTfViiT.i. '.-rending his iiotiu i- against her iiiiiii i-elsonie htis- .mil Joseph Pollock, nifeil 'J'J years. Mini, hi" father In tlie f.iee tn-ilny, I blow resulting In the ileath of tin ii 1 1 1 i William Pollock, the. husband, mio I. .id been ilrltiklnir, wai calleil to 'hi istinns dinner by hl.i wife. Ho be 'ii nic angry because his sloop hail been listurbcd . ud wns In the ni t or strlk ng his wile when the son stopped tho alow This Interference, enraged the lusband who struck the sonnnd the lit t er retaliated by hitting his fnther. The ilder Pollock fell Imckward and sus "ulned a fracture of the skull by his lead striking the kitchen stove, lie lied on the way to the hospital. The ton has been arrested charged witli murder and his mother Is held as a witness. Another son, who Is a lay Teacher, was absent from homo oon luctlng a Christmas entertainment. WOMAN CUT WITH A RAZOR. Iter Ilrof licr-ln-I,n- HhiI tn lie C'liili- bed Into Submission liy OfTiccs Bchenectudy, Dec. JS. In the course of n heated family row to-night, Mrs. Maria Clonona, ID years old, was slashed on tho face and head with a. razor by tier biothor-in-law, Joseph Franz. She wns iiiKen in me Hospital and is in n critical condition, l'ranz stubbornly re sisted arrest and was clubbed into sub mission ay officers. In the ntelco his nose was broken. Tho rutting resulted from a family low. Franz last night put i s wife out of tho house and she sought ri luge at the homo of her Mister, Mrs. iiiioMa. her liusbmd went there tl!s afternoon art! threatened to Will tho nil', l.iii) 1 lor ll. 11 billing his wifi. .n tin midst of tlin (juarrd ho attacked ills sister-in-law with a razor. The Injun. I , woman staggered to a nearby police sla '.inn for aid, coven d witli blood. ONE ITALIAN FOUND DEAD. Another Mnrtnlly Wounded In II I'lgbt over (in me of Cards. Mineola, I.. I., Dec. STi. After a Christ mas eve card game, one Italian wns to day found dead In the house of Angela tilnlgllo here and another a short dls i.ince away mortally wounded, lie had "rawled a few bundled feel from the curd 'able and fainted. The police say that 'llnigllo, Hocco T.ippor and Philip Nail nu.iiieled over a card game last night nnd charge that Oiniglio shot the other two men. Tappor was found in the houe nlth a bullet through his heart and Nari i,is shot twice In tho luck. Ho crawl d from the house to a stret car track before tainting. A passing motorman saw huu upon after daybreak. He was taken to a iopitul but refused when revived lo tell now tin iiuaird start, d. SERVANT BURNED TO DEATH PitInIii'iI lit ii l-'lrr l-'nllott lug Cliritl III II H I'f-Hllt lllpK. Hoi lies'ei, N Y. .Hrc. Illicit t hue, a sen ant who had b.en emplov-d In tin family of James lliuke at No. I'omroit street for 27 yars. was humid to death this evening. FollnwlngChrNtui.is Seasonable Skates 50c, 75c. up. Sleigh Bolls 25c. up. Horse Blankets $1.00 up. Weather Strip. Paroid Hoofing. Axes 65c, 75c, $1.00. X Cnt Saws. Wood Saws, Hagar Bros., Burlington, Vt. Hardware fixiiviHi,f In 'In household there was a dlstrilnili' I presents 1 1 mil n Christmas jlin lollnwum which tli" woman toot: u j i )t mi'' v"'1 l"r ''""H' ",0 I I r if r w.l iiniiiiir; u m. in.- in'- Mat-tod. Tin- w unit ii was ui years olil ,u il Ii-kI no relatives In thl country. 3 KILLED IN LOUISVILLE. li errnl Minor eolilenl In ly (clclirntliiti of tlirlslnms. t.iillis .lie. Ky.. lei ii. -Throe lutiilitlis .mil .in unusual number of minor acci dents resulted from Louisville's noisy e-cle-hriitlon of I'hri-dmns. Thorsn lloiismnn. mi Hntit- ear-old girl, was killed by i:.-on;i. Dull, I- M'lirs old. with n rifle sup posed tn In- Innili'ii with lilmik I'lirlrlilgos. ib-iugo Irving llitrpi-r, a lioy H years old, mi't death In mi unusual manner, While Harper was lamping n ohai nf ill n small iiuinon villi .i luoimistii-k. iinotlur buy 3lj.!.id n tiro c-MfliiT over til" loucll linli'. setting off tin- cannon. The broom stick was- dtlvcn through Harper's neck, killing hint Instnntly. Kll.i IS.ilMll. a negro girl, Was killed liy a stray shul from the revolver or a li'-giu et lebl.itmg the cl.iy. TWO GIRLS DROWNED. Parly nf l-'niir oiiiic l'roriie lirenK llirniiKli Hie- Ifi ll Were Snvnl.. P.u nasus, P.i. fcf. 2"i. May Kreund and I'ecilla Koeller were drownrd while fVatliiB on Pnok.-ty creek, near thU place to-da. Theil eompaliioils, l-.d-ward Kouthworlh and William roiinhey wire rescued in an cxlituiaUil conciitlou, but both will reiover. The yotmpr people (all aRcd IS years) came irom Arnold, their- home, to-day to skate, but after nettinn m tlie lee. ey decided II was not strong piioiikIi ! th and started tn return to shore. One of the boys fell and Mis Fremiti stumbled over him. The strain on tho ice was loo much and the whole party went Into the water. Miss Fremiti was car ried under tlie ice and hor body was not recovered until four hours later. Southwortli and CoURhey with the aid of people on shore who threw planks to them did everything In tliplr powpr to save Miss Koeffler nnd succeeded In getting her through l.'i feet of Ico which broke at almost every move, hut when the young lady wad finally carried tn shore It was discovered that shu was dead. YOUNG GIRL WAS SHOT. Iliinuint; Doll tin ClirlMmns Tree for Utile tutor nf (lie Illilr. Washington, Pa., Hep. L'.. Just as silo was hanging a doll for her little sister on a Chi 1st mas tree al her home in Hazel Kirk last night. M.nv. the nine-year-old (lllU(.,nrr nf ,mn,. Krnneily received a bullet in tlie hrad from a levolver tired through the door from outside. She died to-dav from the effrets of the wound. One report Is that a man was seen to deliber ately fire through the door but the gen eral belief Is that during a nuarrel In tho street a shot intended for one of the belli gerents killed the girl. Four arrests havo been made pending an investigation. GIFT GtVF.ItS KII.I.KD. Philadelphia. Pa., Hec . 2.. P.eturn Ing home after gladdening tlie hearts of relatives and friends witli Christ mas gifts, Charles II. Hansen, a well to lo larmi'l', and his eight-year-old daughter, Kdnu, were Instantly killed to-day by being struck by a Heading railway express train within sight of their home, l.'i miles from heie. OMIT CROP ESTIMATES. (internment Will Simply Iteoprt C'on- illllonH nml Let Traders Do the ItcM. Washington, Hoc. '-'.".. Members of I he Keep commission decline, to discuss the repoi t or that federal body on the division nf statistics In tho department 1 or agriculture. Chairman Keep sayt that tlio report would not be submitted to President Hoosevolt foi several days. U 's Known, however, that tho coin- mission has reached general conclu- sius, nnd that Its recommendations have been drawn up. i uere is goou reason to bolievo that ns a result of tho Inquiry tho priictlcu of making es timates of tho yield of the ctops will bo discontinued. It is understood that thn commission proposes a inoillllca tion of tlie present plan, that is to say, it will suggest that thn division of statistics report tho condition or Iho crops and tho urea under cultivation. Tho various trades will then bo at lib. eriy to make their own estimates. For a lontr time an effort has been made to prepare crop reports that would not disturb the markets, and tho belief Is expressed that it plan has been i o I veil which will accomplish that pui pose. MINISTER FOUND DEAD. Iloily Hail Item I.ylu In (be limine for ii Week. Buffalo. N. Y.. Dec. i.-..-Tho nev Cliarles Btube. pastor of the Evangelical Church at Ebenezer. a suburb of Buffalo, was found dead in ills homo to-day. The i health phynlelan of the town concluded 'that the mlnUter was stricken with apoplexy a week ago yesterday and that ho had dlwl from tho stroko. His body had been lying on the floor In his homo for a week, his parishioners having thought that lm find gone to Hyrncuso to visit his family, THE EDUCATION FETICH English Public Opinion Shows Signs of Reaction. Arllclr nnil HnoWtii ninparARcmrnt of Public fchool Mad I'nlTcmlly 'I'rnlnlriK UxpIIIiik WlilcNprrmt L'onimpnl Thp Olmrrvn Hon ii f n Vnlvrrnlly Mnn on the Sobjrrf Tlie ITui toil Stales has In tho past paid Orp.it Jlritnlii many compliments In the Khape nf that Imitation which Ik pro verblally the sincerest lorm of flattery. says thp London correspondent of thn lloston Trniiscrlijt. Tliey huve even Bono furl her, and, to take u single instance, they luii-e cent many of their sons to iKiiRlish public schools mid thenco on to Oxloiil and CambridKe to bo Riven that elusive, viiaac and questionable advantage thp education of an Ktmllih Kcntteiiian. It kocs wlllinnt snyltiK that we are only toi- pleased to welcome them. Hut at the samp tunc we feel a certain pity for lhi.ni. Why on earth, wc wonder, do they want to i nine over Iicip when they have sot so many line universities of their own, unless, of i nurse, they are mlnntlng eilucitlon as a pi'ofi ssion and wili to compare the dllfcient metliods, American readers ol Charles Dickens (and I suppose that by this time Dickens's description ol the "Oarden of Udell" and other hl?h- ly-eoltmd pictures of American II To hive been partly forslveiii will remember Ida famous remark in "Utile Dorrll' "Whatever was TMtuln d to tie done, the circumlocution olllce was beforehand with all the public depaitmeiits in the att of peicelvinR how rot to u.i It. Just now' It would seem ns If the circumlocu tion oilice's mantle had (alien upon the KiiKllsh public school system. Sceptics. of course, there have always been, but they have until lately been howled down and reckoned amousst that class of crea tures like W. S. Gilbert's. "idiot who praises in enthusiastic tone All centuries but this, every country but his own." who "wouldn't much bo missed." What! Scoff at tho public school system? As soon denounco the early niornhiB cold bath, doubt tho postulate that one Kng llshman Is worth three Frenchmen, and other "truths" upon which we are brought up. But, ns I say, this utinuestlonlni: cock-surcness lias had some shrewd hlows aimed at It lately. As In Hrownitifj's '"Piid Piper of Hamelln," "-The mutterinR srew to a f:runibllr,R; And the Rrumhlinc grew to a mighty i umblitiR." Numerous articles have appeared in our leading newspapers and miiK-izines on the subject durlnR the past few weeks, of which tho most remarkable were a scries of "Kappa" In the Westminster C.azetto just republished by Mcthuen under the title, "Let Youth Hut Know." JuiIrIiir by the prominence Riven to the book In ""' levlews it would seem as if a real agitation were on foot, and as if some, ul iny rate, of the much needed reforms are to be carrhil out. It Is high time. Let me bi gin by saying that I hold no brief for 'Kappa." I have mil read his book as yet, though I did read ono or two of the articles as tliey appeared. I do not know, therefore. It ho has argued out what 1, at any rate, as an old public school and university man consider the fundamental curse of our system. This curse is that the present public school (and to a lesser degree university) educa tion Is absolutely fatal to originality. It j must he so. Our public schools are com posed of 600 boys, and aro subdivided Into classes of. roughly. 30 boys each. AVitli such a collection before him the. master cannot help striking an average and Ignoring tho exceptions. He cannot pos sibly hope, even If ho so wishes, to tirat each boy as an individual nnd properly probe his temperament. As a rule he does not even wisll to. He Is not well paid and is disinclined to make any gratuitous efforts. Po long as things jog quietly along he is happy. But the extraordinary boy is a thorn in his flesh. Ho Is always "wanting to know, you know,'" as young Tite Hamaelo of the circumlocution olllce pathetically complained. Ho will ask awkward and buttling questions and while hu may be genuinely In search of Infor mation he is often looked upon by tho master as one who "only docs It to annojj Because ho knows it teases." Hesult Tho boy Is snubbed before his classmates, and, us there Is no animal, ex cept perhaps a puppy, which is so in quisitive and sensitive as a boy, ho ceases to tako any further pains to gain side in formation. Then again the boys them selves quite naturally adopt the same view. "Original" in a schoolboy's mouth ilmost Invariably has tho connotation which the word means in French. To work harder than the unwritten laws of the schoolboy's trade union, as it were, allows means unpopularity a hard thing lor a boy to deliberately risk. And in games It is the same. Ho must play cricket and football. The bejy who Is keen on such utilitarian pursuits as shooting is looked upon as a mild lunatic, while any boy who took up natural history, even though tills means long walks and difficult climbs, would certainly be re garded ns an culminate nincompoop. The boy who wins tlio "sports" championship, If not otherwise distinguished in athletics, is quito a minor "jfod" amongst the schoolboy's Olympus and a leading power than the development of his biceps can procure for him. Voist of all, of course, iu the actual method of testing a boy's knowledge. To bo "good nt exam" is quito a distinct gift nnd very often the boy who has been at or near tho top of his form during tho term drops down many places because, on four or five days ho has not been ablo to turn out a good Latin proso at fi a. m., or illscii's the idiosyncrasies of tho trochaic tetr.un meter catalectlc in a handwriting which does not put too severe a strain upon the Intelligence c4 tho examiner. Tin mania for deciding everything by Pvani inatlon along certain threadbare lines has become such an obesslon that the civil service has practically no other avenue, Hut on examination Is not required for Btatb op Onto, citt or Tonoo, I I.OCAS COU.HTV. t Frank J. Cnnsuv niakea oath tint h Is th tcnlor partner of the nnii of J. Ciiknst&Co, doiiur buiineus in the City of Toledo, Count' und Btftto sloresaid.snd tht said firm will pi.' the sum at ONR HUNDRED DOLLARS fi ' cicbaaaararycsMof catarrh thtt cannetb. cured by ttas ow ol Ball's Cx-wata Cuss. ' " FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to. Mora and subscribed In in pisseacs, All 6U day Ot OtMatbsr, A.D. IW J SEAL. t imv A. W. QLEABON. tfolsrvfuMle nail's Catarrh Curs litsksa InUraslly and set: directly on the hlooa and tancoas surfaces o Iks sriUaa. Rend for teitimoatsls. (res. dr Uto finwtsto, Tie. all's Family Pilli are th but. CURTIS&SEDERQUIST Bankers and Brokers Members N. t cods. M Exchange Our Market better for this week, containing , facts re tfifcilntr tho situation, Pcnti., N Y. Central nnil So, I'ftclllc, nmlluil (rec upon uppllcatlon. 19Congreil St Boston S3 Broadway New York the education office or for nwlnc-fcver In jptctorshlp! No, If examinations arc tn be made the tnuehstono of a mans ubil II v, let us not be loo proud to take a leaf out of the Chinaman's book and lei us wall up all pandldates In separate cells with provisions for a week and leave them to answer their questions when they feel "so disposed" without being driven half crazy by th" exasperating tick of :i neighbor's Waterbnry watch. THE STORY TELLER. Ut.AlNK'S F I H.ST JOKK. .Tames O. Mlalpe's first public joke thus record. 1 by hli blojtraplior, Stan wood; In the canvass m Maine n jj; 1P made his first appearance on tho stump, lie dlstiusted his own power ns a public speaker, unit he found, after several mpptlni!". Hint h! nndlenoe was ntten llvo and inn rested, and that he could think clearly and espiess liliiin If easily, while on his feet. lie Introduced one of his early speeches Willi a slorv. Call llnmllton ii.itrates that he went to FarmiiiRton to hear Senator William Pitl Fessenden spi ak. and with no Inten tion to speak himself. But Mr. Fessen den did not arrive in time, and some of his Aticusta friend put him rmward to tnko the platform. He liken, d his situa tion to that of a fanner who had a horn" for which hp asked five hundred dollars. A horse trader offered him seventy-live dollars for the animal. "It's a devil of a drop," said the farmer, "but I'll take It. ' The story and the speech that fol lowed Rreatly pleased his hearers. nAlMlOADIXG IX TUT. WKHT. A New Yorker traveling in the West on business was obliged to iouiney to a mining town iu Coloiado liy the only rail road In that part or the Si.ite, says Har per's Weekly. The train crawled along at a snail's pace, to tho intense irrita tion of the traveler, who w.is on urgent business. Finally, when a n'op was mado at n small s-tnlion, and no one either hoarded or alighted from the train, tho passenger could stand It no longer. Cnll Ing to the conductor, lie angrily inquired tlie cause of the di lay. "It's all right, pard." exelalnud that oftsplal: "it's to oblige the station agent here, He wants a mug "' hot water from the engine to shave witli." ONE ON THK ATTUKNCY (iF.NKRAL. "Where dors that fellow art off," In quired a passenger on lie- StM train Monday evening, says the ltr.ittleboro He fornirr. "At P.rattletioio." re-pl.- d the man on the seat ahead, "There's a bug houM! tl re. T believe," said the first speaker, Km wln'gly. "Vis." replied th" m.in on thp seat abend." and I guess the iittenelaut' will be glad when he can get the fellow into a padded cell." Who are you talking about?" Inter rupted a man from Urattleboro, "that pair on the front seat?" "Yes," answered the stinusfr. The man from lSratlleboto tried to keep from lai.ghing as he said. "That's At torney fienernl Fitts and ftollin Chllds liscusslug the Maiy Hogers Case." r.uTTixo on a srni: thing. "Nobody rides in tlio subway unless he- has in," said the man who Is always on the point of putting through a big deal but never quite does It. All the bankers and brokers who can affoid it have their own autns or so homo In cabs that is. unless they live in Jersey, it's 1W per cent, more comfortable, and I should say ilmost as quick." ' I don't agree with you." said his friend, "and I'll make a bet with you that J. V. Morgan prefers the subway to cab, electrical or otherwise," It's a go," repliul the other; "but how are you gains to prove it?" 'Easy enough," said the man who had proposed tho bet. "Just look around and you'll see him swinging to a strap near the back of the car." The joker looked hnstdv about, and sure enough the financier was there. Then the conversation took another turn. CLANCY'S HOltSK IN A RACK. A noted man In Springlleld was Michael Clancy, a contractor, v.ho had become rich. He bought a string of horse and entered thrm for the. Saratoga mee.t. Ho raeeel his horses for the fun of it, and rarely bet. One day lie had a horse en tered that seemed lo havo so excellent a chance in win that lie bet 10 on it. When the horse got away Clancy stood In tlio grand stand watching I hem through his field glasses. Pome of his friends, knowing of the Jio bet, crowded about and begun to Joke him. "Where's your horse now?" Clancy was asked. Clancy surveyed the field carefully. can't quite make out, he replied 'whethei he is last In the third race or first in the fourth." CAKLOTTA'S INDKCISIO.V. would Ilka inooeh to know Why Cnrlotta treat tne so, K.vrn time 1 ask eef alio Keen Boln". marry wectha me I'll st she smila, den she frown, l)i-n nho look ini up an' iluwii. Den she Mink' her head an' say; "I non' Ml you C'lui-es'mas Day," Onee, we'fii e ore out fur walk An' I am becln to .nlk. fhn my; "Don't a speak, no more. Oil, com', ceo dee-i jew'li-r Morn. My! Jus' look dat dl-mon' reelm;! Bet ees Junta sweetes' thecni;! Only scexa-feefty, see?" Dat's da way die ti-asa me, Kindln' theeims for lalkn 'bunt Ju.s' for mail me fhut my mouf, llimely, w'en she turn for bo, 1 say: "Com', I umsta know" "Oh!" 8ha stamp her foot an' say; "I eon' tal you Chrerp'mas Day,'" I would lika mooch to know Why Carlotta treat me so, W'ata tor sho always say: "I eon' tnl you ChreeB'mas Day." -Catholic Standard and Times. Ilheiimutlsin in all lu' forms Is promptly and p.;rmanently eured by jlood'n .Sursaparllla wnlvn neutralises acidity or tlio uiuuu. WHAT OUR NEIGHBORS SAY AritnntiiBr nf Savings Institution Compared llli .Nallonnl Hanks. (From tlie t (it ix 1 11 1 1 1 1 1 llenilil.) At Intervals for some time, through the reiluums ol liis linine! paper, Mt. II P. McClnry of Windsor has been ilea' lug hard blows at the national Imtiki In Vermont that have so-called savings departments. Mr. McClnry Is n man or stieiigth and ptonilnence In his town which he has lepresontcel once, at least, iu the Vermont House, serving there is a member or tlie committee' on banking, lie Is treasurer nf the Windsor Saving haul;, nn institution with assets of al most a million dollars, Mr. McClary'x standing Is such, therefore, that what hi' says eleerves a respectful hi'iirltig. The points that he makes against sav ings departments of national banks ari'i That they nffnrd opportunity for un limited dishonesty and tnx dodging, In asmuch as they make no returns of their deposits to State, officers. That In consequence the h'liitc I.) heavily elpfraudid, the national banks paying no State corporation tuxes on their deposits. That from a business point of view It Is unfair tn compel savings banks nnd trust companies organized under State laws to pay the corporation tux, while requiring nothing from national banks that engage In the same line nf work. That people who deposit with Having banks share In the profits, while those who patronize national banks reielve a lower rate of Interest generally, and the profits go to the bunks thein.'lves. That national bank officials are given wider tntltnde In making loans to them selves than thnro of savings bnnk, nnd that consequently those who entrtirt their savings to the former are taking hazard'. That tho restriction as to invc l me-nts are nlso lllier.il to the point ul' danger in tho case of national banks. And other points Mr. McClnry makes with fence and diieetness. Now It is quite possible that the IV: tional banks, many nf which In Wrmemt have savings departments, nro In position to make a complete answer, It Is possible that .Mr. McClary being a saving bank official entertains some bias In the mat ter. The point Is that If the national inks have .1 defence the time is rine for them tn make It. Mr. Mi Clary intimates that an at tempt will be mail..' to ii event national banks fiom inhertlslng or In any way using the word "savings" In connection with their bnln"ss by legislative enact ment, and the public would welcome further enlightenment on the subject mi order that It may deal will-, the case Intelligently win n it com-s up, VUltMONT'S KKCOXDAIIY SCHOOLS. From the Montpelier Journal.) According to a lKt recently compiled by Mason H. Stone, State superintend ent of education, Ve-rmont has at pres ent ftl secondary schools of which T'l arc hlch schools and 1" are academies, fu ller the State law any school that is not supported by public money Is an acad emy, as that the term as tise-d Includes all lecoKlilzcil schools of the high school Ri-aele whether their name in seminary, arademy or Institute. At tlie present time' m-arly as many llffcrent e-onrses as there are second ary schools exist. Hut this difficulty Is soon to he lemediiel if pn -"'iit plans aro carried out. The committee appointed al the annual nieetins of the Schoolmaster club on October, to i-imiiier this matter, is at work and i-xpicts soon to reach definite results. This committee was appointed for the purpose of Rivlnt, definition to the term secondarv school" as used In the er- memt statutes nnd of nrraiiRinff for a uniform course of study in nil these schools. The work of planning the courses has been appointed anions the individual nvmliers of the committee, each ouo to be nssmncd a particular branch ot study to plot into a course. These plans will he- consldeied at a ineetlmr of tho entire committee that wilt be held In Uurllnaton January II. Al ill's me-ellnu It Is likely that the lull course will be fixed upon nnd tlie report to the Schoolmasters' club be prepared, i no omittee Is made up as lollows: I lie Hon, Mason S. stone. i'x-oiiiiio, i-un. J, I. Alsor, Vermunt Acaeieiny, msiiiii s Hiver; Prln. A. I-.. Tuttle, Heuows i aiis; friti. W. 1'. Abbott, I'roetor. SYSTEMS OF PKN.MANSI1U'. (I'roni the Montpelier Airus.) The vertical stylo of handwriting is behiK relegated to the rear. As soon is nossiblo It will tie supplanted in uie -NJontpedier public schools by a medical system, n hall' way experiment between tlie Spencerlan and tlio vertical, j no same action nas nie-n mueu m schools In Bane, and other schools m Vermont will follow suit. Throughout New KtiKland there appears to bo an In clination to drop tho voi ileal system. Tho principal objection to it is that it lacks individuality. Bvery child appears to scribble the same. hand, jsot lone aeo . I.. t'An.AMt V. i ,1 a larffc company in .-. '"- sie.n to employ numMer or smuenis writ ing the vertical system. When the cheeks went to tho bank the endowments looked so much nliko they caused some confusion. The vertical sysiem may nm bo the kind that snsers. nut It nas one good thing in Its favor and that Is legibility. CAN l'lSUBS HBAIl? A question that is constantly being de bated by zoologists mid forms tho subject of eperiinental research is, "LMli llslies hear"? While some plausible arguments, are advanced In the affirmative, tlie gen eral opinion of aooloKtsts Is opposed to this view, and the reasons havo recently been summed up In a tlerinan otological Journal hy Dr. O. Korner. Though many fishes aro sensitive to rapid consecutive vibrations transmitted through the water, yet it Is not believed that these aro perceived by so-colled auditory organs, for in tho cases of some twentv-flvo species of fish single loud explosions vero totally dlrcgarded. The senses ot slKht and touch in nsiies can ho readily demonstrated and studied, nnd there Is no loelral reason why tho sense of hearing should ho so difficult of de termination. The most conclusive- argument, how ever, Is I lint lishes and other vertahr.ites that nro deaf are the only members of tho classe that do not havo organs cor responding to the i'ortlehlan nervo ter- mlnatloas. Tlu-so organs, it is believed are the only ones that nro capable of transmitting auditory vibrations, us there Is no rcuson for believing that such vibrations can be received by the vestibular apparatus, Unrper's Wet-lily HELD UP STREET OAR. Tito Me uSeeured about 9100 from Con ductor od 1'MSseoKera. Los Anfteles, Crtl., Dec. 25. It Is (nought that the two men who held up una robbed a Pasadena, street car lost night did not secure more than tW, Conductor Bonney, In charge of the car, wns robbed of lu. Max Hwarlii of Pasadena, a pasH'iiBcr, was relieved of fW. The remaining pas- BURLINGTON SAVNGS BANK. INCOItPonATKD 1S4T. Deposits to July 1, 1905 $ 9,567,087.80 Surplus 601,578.84 Total Assets $10,168,666.64 Deposits received nnd paid dally. Deposits mtido durlnu tho first four days of the month will draw Intertst from the first of that month. Interest Is credited on nil deposits January 1st and July 1st. All tnxos In this State are paid by tiio bank on deposits bf $2,000 or less. Deposits enn bo made or withdrawn by mall or express. Money loaned on legal security nt the lowest rated. CIIAItl.t. P. SMITH. PrMldent. HENIIY UttttKNK, Vlcr-Frralilea. F. W. WAItn, Treasurer. I-!. S. 1SHAM, Asst. Treasurer. m ONE OP OUR OLD WATCHWORDS IN A NEW DRESS: "CONSERVATISM is really the foundation of all good banking, and It is more especially so in Trust Company operations than in anything else. "-Hon William B. Ridgely, U. S. Comptroller of Currency. The TRUST COMPANY City Hall Square Nortk. WINOOSKI SAVINGS BANK From careful niantiRemcnt has not met with loss from any loan made dur , Ins the last twenty y..iia. i . .peposlts mud" ilurinir first live dayx of month draw Interest from first day i of that month. Deposits made after fifth day ut month draw interest from tir.-it day of in-xt month, flnnualYvSt 'rc'dltf''1 depositors January 1st and July 1st, compounding scml or les"" bank ,)aja lux,'s 1,1 tlila .State on deposits ot two thousand doll' vriinifixT i.o,:s soi.icrrnn. Deposits, June 30, 1905 f l,m.2M).5T Surplus, . ... 84.M43.1B Deposits nnd surplus c, ,r . OFt'ICHIlSi t ; V, Wlto. President: J. H. Small, 1st Vice-President; Si. DlKWood. 2nd Vice-I'rcsldcnt; Ormond Cole. Treas urer. A SAVINGS Is an evidence .f .'coiiomy and prosperity Money In the pocket, or In the bureau, or an old tea pot, or an old stocking, Is not safe from loss In many ways but when deposited In a safe and honestly conducted sav ings bank, is not only safe from tire or burglars, but is drawing- Interest every day In the year The linblt of saving In early life, Is the beginning of many a fortune Money or f'heeka may bo sent by Mall, and a sav ings bank book will hu returned hy at your disposal, and wo promlso you HOME, SAVINGS BANK. sensors lost little. About 1.1 passengers wore on the car. After completing their rohbery of the passengers one of the men called pleasantly to the conductor, "stop the car. here's nheru wo get off." Then, commanding the motorman to go ahead without stopping, they leisurely swung fi oni tlie car and disappeared in the dark ness. WAS OVER 101 YEARS OLD. Dentil nf Kltlrn 1. .IiiIiumiu. n "Heal Dauufilcr" uf the Itrvolutlon. Mllford, Mass., Dec. 2". Mrs. Elvira Pierce Johnson, one of the oldest mem bers of the Woman's Relief Corps In the country and of the Daughters of tho American Hevolution. died here to-day nt tho ago of 101 years six months. Mrs. Johnson was a "real daughter" of tho Revolution, her father, 1-evl Pierce of Worcester, having- served in tho war of that name. A TWO-TAILED COMET. I'r.if. I'eri-lMil IIiim Moile n Scciiml HlM'iiver.v. Cambridge, Mass., Dec. V telephone message has been received at tlio Harvard College Observatory from Prof. Percival Lowell stating that a second comet was found by him on the photograph described in bulletin III. ami made November -0 :it 9h. 54m.; trino Th. west of C.ieenwioh; it. A. S:;S..'.; dec. d 7ni just to north west of D Tile comet was moving m an hour in a rdiec.tion south by west, or nortu by east, rno comei nan in mns, one extending north and the other north east. KILLED BY HER PRESENTS. Fltt-Ycnr-Old Ulrl Droppril Dead When She Snvr Thrm. Klmlra. N. Y Dec. 25. Ruth Rut ledge, five years old, daughter ot a prominent jeweler, dropped dead to- dav while viewing her Christmas pres ent". RI'Rdl.AR AND CHILD. The scene it was a mansion grand, A banker's house, no doubt; The snow was softly falling, and The folks had all L'oue out. A biirgl.it man broke In to ?ob And found a little child Who begged him to forsake his job In accents meek and mild. "nh, plcn.-e, sir, lead another life And cease abroad to roam" The child Implored. "Think of your wife And little ones nt home." The burglar man assured the kid Another life he'd lead. And so in truth ho really did lie becjnie a life insurance president. Pittsburg Post. HKKI.KCTIONS OP A P.ACHKI.OI!. It Is easrer to write some books than It Is to roafl them. A man has to be married to keep tho Joys of being single. You can hardly oor trust your eyes to tell ou what a woman really looks like. If it man has enough drinks ho can make himself believe that everybody thinks he hasn't had any. nu could never make a woman who owns a pearl nocklnco bolievo she could calch a soro throat, Kvervbody gets nwful suspicious of cook's moral character if she lets a w go past without trying to suit. he A boy knows his business win .1 laughs nt his father's Juki, thonni couldn't laugh at them when he -. them In the paper. If a man did not know how to su, . time would be no way to express ln feelings when he bumped his thin on a rocking chair In the dark. A man's daughter may not bo beautiful, but ho tlocs not havo to lie awako nights worrying over whether sho is going to be huxed to death or haze somebody else lo tho vcrgn of going to State's prison. New York Press TttUSTEBf. CHA. P. SMITH, WIMjAnn CRAJfK, IIMNHY HtlKKNR, J. f.. HARMTOW, IIUMIY WKLI.ff, P. W. WARD, AMIi:itT (1. UHlTTEMOItB. aiio,ios.Ttt TltUSTKESl S. If. Weston, J. n. Small, Samuel Hlfjwond, K. r. Mower, Ormond Cole, O. P. 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