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THE BURLINGTON FREK PRESS : THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1P06.
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BURLINGTON, THURSDAY, JAN. 25.
When you want anything, advertise
In the new special column of this paper.
Borne bargains are offered there tills
week which It will pay you to read
about. See page two. This papo has
about. Sec page two. This paper has
nnd ono cent a word will reach
With a model of the now battleship
Vermont placed in the capltol at Mont
pcller, Col. Ethan Allen's warlike statue
rt the entrance to that structuro will
not feel as lonesome as at present amid
the peaceful surroundings.
The weather record covering a period
of sixty-six years kept by our towns
man, Charles E. Allen, Esqr., s"hows that
the highest January temperatures In
Burlington In tha. period previous to
the present month were in January, 1SD0,
nnd January, 1S07, In each of which
months a temperature of ES was record
ed. INCREASE OF VICE CAUSE AND
The report of commitments to the
Btate House of Correction for the year
J905, and the figures showing tho tre
mendous Increase since 1S92, In com
Biltments for Intoxication, breaches of
the peace (nlnoteen out of every twen
ty of which were doubtless due to
whiskey) and other misdemeanors
largely traceable to strong drink, are
In line with the fact3 and figures here
tofore given in the police reports and
records of the county jails and poor
houses, all over the State. They show
that the results of licensing the sa
loons and open bars have been what
weie expected and predicted, when the
State changed its policy in legard to
tho liquor traffic. Vastly more In
toxlcatlng liquor has been consumed in
the State with the inevitable conse
quenco of a great increase In drunk
enness, pauperism and crime, over
crowded jails, over crowded House of
Correction, crowded poor houses, and
heavy Increase of the cost to the tax
payers of maintaining these Institu
The evils resulting frorjf freer rum
have been what was anticipated. How
about the benefits which the advocates
of license anticipated? Can any one
point to o branch of business, not con
nected with the liquor traffic, that has
Brown and prospered becauso of the
Increase In drinking, or of the legls
lation which makes It easy for drunk
ards to obtain liquor? Who Is bonc-
fl,tted when men spend over the. bars
the wages which should go to the sup
port of their families? These and
other kindred questions must force
themselves on the minds of thlnkln
THE FOItKSTIlY SITUATION IN
Yesterday's meeting of the Vermont
Forestry Association promises to mark
tin important step toward the formula
tlon of tho ultimate forest policy of the
Btate. Tho question of Vermont's per
manent prosperity as a commonwealth Is
most Intimately bound up with her for-
lestry policy. Moio than one-half her
ncrense It: now given over to tree growth
and tills per cent, will In all probability
tend to Increase considerably In the next
quarter of a century. There Is nppar
ently no section of the United States
which excels our own In rapidity of the
natural growth of trees. We recently
learned fiom C'narles E. Green, for years
tho field superintendent of the Interim
tlonal Paper Co., that in his judgment
as an expert lumberman the quality of
ash, spruco and others of the valuable
native woods from tho forests of the
Green Mountains Is distinctly superior to
that from any other section of the coun
Tho future of Vermont as a State do
pends less upon the success of her great
local Industries than upon tho continued
prosperity nnd heaity development of
the smaller villages. This In turn will
bo fostered moio surely by the wise caiu
nnd use of tho local forest tcsouroes and
water powers than by any other variable
factor. If this Is admitted, then tho ques
tion of what Is tho wisest policy in forest
management In Vermont must appeal to
every public splntcd citizen.
Porno may argue that forest manage
mcnt is simply a business proposition and
that those whos-o business It Is will nan
die It satisfactorily without public eon
corn. A moment's further thought shows
the fallacy of this Idea, Tho peculiar
factor In the forestry problem li tho tlmo
clement. Tho average lumberman sees
what Is the profitable thing for him to
do this year and does It but It can rarely
be hoped that ho will consider the rela
tlbn of this to the good of tho commun
ity as a whole, much less that he will
anticipate the needs of tho next gonern
tlon. Moreover ho has not the tlmo or
moans to Investigate tho rapidity of
growth of a second crop on his cut-over
hinds, nnd the best way to foster It. Fin-
nlly, If perchance he has a keener Insight
Into tho future value of the forest than
his neighbors and Is a sluewd man, ho
will keep his knowledge to himself, hop
Ins personally to piollt by speculation In
lands whose valuo ho best understands.
For the good of the State ns a whole,
and for every community In tho State,
these matters should be determined u
quickly as possible nnd made common
In a word tho forestry situation In Ver
mont cnlls for, first, Investigation by ex
perts; and, second, having thus learned
what Is the wise course, popular educa
tlon. Both of these things must In the
end devolve upon the State, and the
sooner the belter. The Vermont Fores
try Association Is doing a patriotic serv
ice, meanwhile, In creating and directing
public Interest. The association has so
cured n-s the lending spenker for tho pub.
He meeting this evening ono of the most
eminent forest experts of tho country,
Dr. IJ. E. Femow. The Hon. J. A. De-
Boer, piesldent of tho National Life In
suranco company, has also devoted con
sldcrahle attention to this subject, and
his addresses are always Interesting as
well ns instructive. Prof. L. It. Jones of
tho University of Vermont is recognized 'was paraded before the young couple as
.. ,, , "the best" child In the mission. Her name
as an authority as well as a popular' . cl . . . .
speaker, and all In nil tho exercises enn
not fall to have interest for our people.
It Is to be homo In mind In this con
nection that the work of promoting for
estry la thoroughly In lino with tho serv
ice which Is now being undertaken by
the business men and oher citizens of
Burlington. Our city Is tho natural hi nil-
quartc-3 of the Industries which the for
estry commission Is promoting nnd It Is
neressai-y to conserve the resources
which make this region attractive for
summer resident?. The disappearance
of our timber growth means tho drying
up of our water powers and the disap
pearance of many of our present attrac
tions. The University of Vermont has already
begun tho experiment of planting white
pine trees In the vicinity of Hiiillngton
and It is proposed to make a large ex
tension of the work this spring under
tho supervision of a national expert. Now
Hampshire- has inaugurated a movement
to secure a national preserve In the White
Mountains and after that is accom
plished, It may be possible for Vermont
to secure federal aid in Its forestry walk.
In the meantime let us do our part and
cooperate heartily with the Vermont For
SHIFTLESS HEADS OF FAMILIES.
An Interesting and linpoitant fact
brought out in connection with tho con
sideration of tlie increased expense of
caring for the destitute In Burlington, Is
that not a few heads of families manage
in different ways not to support their
families. In some cases tho shiftless and
work. In other cases the husband and
father indulges in intoxication and lands
In jail or tlte House of Corrrectlon so
tluit he Is unable to support his family.
In an occasional instance the husband
hluntly refuses to work and relies upon
the earnings of his wife nnd children
for tho maintenance of the family.
That this problem Is making Itself felt
in other parts of the country is evident
from the following editorial In Monday's
issue of the Albany Journal;
It was a coincidence that Is worthy
eit notice, thnt yesterday, on the day
alter tills paper suggested that the pun
ishment for men who neglect and abuse
their families should be impi Isoninent at
labor tor compensation to bu paid to
those dependent on them, the New York
Herald made the same suggestion.
Commenting on a remark by tho Mem
phis Coinmerclal-Appeal, deprecating the
whipping-post pioposltlon, the Herald
said: "Imprisonment is tho better pun
ishment Imprisonment not In idleness, ns
Is customary, but at hard labor, tho com
pensation for which should go to sup
port their families which now must bo
maintained by the community when the
wlfe-beatcr is sent to Jail."
The suggestion should bo mado a sub
ject of thought and consideration by thu
lawmakers of this State.
It is to bo hoped that at the session
of tho Vermont Legislature tho coming
autumn this problem will be taken up
and measures adopted to nfford a
remedy; for the evil in question Is evi
dently rapidly increasing In magnitude,
not only In Burlington and other parts
of Vermont but In other States as well.
It ought to bo necessary for every man
nnd every woman whoso family Is aided
by tho pauper department or by nny
charitable organization on the ground
that he or she can not obtain work, to
furnish his or her unmo to tho overseer
of tho poor so thnt residents wlm are
often unable to sccuro persons to do
work for them can bo put In touch with
those thus out of employment, nnd both
parties bo benefited. Families often ex
perience considerable difficulty in secur
ing tho services of women to wash nnd
Iron nnd do other work and men to do,
odd jobs, and they would gladly aval!
themselves of the sen-Ices of men nnd
women who can not secure work.
Ono phase of the problem piesents dif
ficulties which nre wider than the boun
daries of our own State, however. When
a man deserts his family nnd leaves tin
State, It Is Impossible to reach him with
nny State law, and there should bo uni
form legislation In nil States providing
for the extradition of a man who leaves
hln family In destltuto circumstances. No
man has a right to establish a family and
then leave them to suffer, and when a
bruto In human form does this, ho should
be compelled to suffer Imprisonment at
labor for compensation for their benefit.
"Or, Thomas' Eclectrlc Oil 1,4 thn best
remedy for that often fatal disease
croup. Has been used with success in
our family for eight years." Mrs, L.
Whltcacre, UuKulo, N. Y,
NEWS OF VERMONT.
tore Important Event Grouped for
Free Press Benders V I'nsseiiRrr
Drowned lit Fail Hrlghlnn.
When the train from Portland, Me,,
stopped at East Brighton Saturday
night, John C. Rnmsdell, n passenger,
stepped off, presumably to see whero the
train was, fell Into a brook beside the
railway track and was drowned. Ills
body was discovered Sunday morning by
a trnrk walker. Rnmsdell had been wo.-k
lug in the woods at Oilman and was on
his way to Island Pond to see Ills wile,
whn Is staving with her sister, Mrs.
Wilbur Elliot. I
A BRATTLERORO ROMANCE.
One of tho most Interesting romances
that ever en mo from the quiet green
hills of Vermont, s.iys a Brattleboro
dispatch In the Boston Post under date
of January 1'.', Is contained In the mnr
rlago announcement of Charles F. Nn-
son, 51 years old, one of tho leading
builders of this town, to Miss I.UIa
Nason, C.1 years old, whom he took out
of tho children's mission, Boston, 2S
year? ngo, to become his adopted daugh
ter. The marriage has just been made, ,te ,, Mss KorPnCH Crittenden of
public, although the ceremony occurred Mnntngtic, j,,, wr,,. marrled In Ural
last July at Montank Point, L. I. The ( lMmvn twn Wf,ks lf;n i.0ijc,.,imn will-
romance nun ueen mi.mii.B .i "Mam Wntren saw their marriage an
It started when,
qu.irior 01 a ui'ihiiij
one warm day In early summer Mr.
Nnsnn, then a handsome young man,
mid his childless wife visited the chil
dren's mission on Tromonl street. Bos
ton, to Inquire about Piking one of tin
little abandoned tots and adopting II.
A sbv, pretty, brown-eyed Utile Miss
abondoned by her father In Lowell after
her mother died. Mr. Nason said he
thought "the best" was none too good for j
him anil he therefore agreed to take Mary j
and rear ber. Mrs. Nason was ii'iigmen 1
Willi "the pretty baby" us she called her,
and changed her name to a more romantic
one, Leila. It Is not every husband who
has the pleasant task of unconsciously
riaring ins own wife in ins own nonm
with his first love to guide and watch
over her. This was Mr. Nason's good for
tune. After Uio death of Mrs. Nason,
Leila had Intended to support herself, but
Mr. Nason would not think of parting
with her. On the 2uth of last July they
were mariied at Munt.iuk, L. I.
P. D. Molia's bakery team tried to
pass one of D. M. Mlles's teams on Main
street in Barre near II. J. Smith's mar
ket Saturday morning. The bakery cart
got too close to the coal team crowding
It Into a lost. The heavy sled caught
and held fast, e'nuslng the horse to bolt,
breaking the shafts anil tailing pieces
of them with him. One of Merchant &
Eraser's tennis stood In front of thu
I Toni.isl building and when the hor.-e
saw the runaway coming It started to
cross tne street, turning directly in front-
wi uii' .mi.? jiiiim;, 1 11.11 i-uiuii-'i
11 queer caper. The Miles horse gave a!
jump into the nir and went over tho
dashboard of the Eraser sleigh as clean
as a circus hoi so. The runaway was
captured 11 llttio further up Main stitet
and it was found that no part of Un
harness was broken. The only damage
that was done to the grocery team was
a few seiatches on the dash board where
the pieces of shaft struck It.
NORTH FI E LD'S NEW LIBRARY.
Through the generosity of George W.
Brown of Boston, manager of the Uni
ted Shoe Machine company of thnt city,
1 the thriving little town of rsortliliel.l '
library buildings that can be
anywhere In the State. The structure 1
Is being erected nt the corner of Main
street and Slate avenue, in the heart
of the residential section of the town,
a short distance from the Norwich
University. The huildlng Is being con
structed of brick, with granite trlm-
....... ...Ill 1.n 12 fr...t tnmr "C Ton!
.iu, 1,1, 1. env"n nn.i it;, sinries
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111 neiIll. II will i iL III lie' e;iiii,. "i
20,000. Tiie donor, Mr. Brown, was Lorn
in Nntthfield. and during the many years
he has lived In Boston he has made fre
quent visits there. During the past year
he secured the land upon which the
building Is being erected, and ground
was broken during the fall. Since that
time work upon the building has pro
gressed rapidly, and it is expected that
It will be ready for occupancy in June.
Although no date lias been set for the
formal presentation to the town, many
of the prominent residents. Including tin-
trustees of the present library and the officer to be made by Captain Klrk
selectmen, nre considering plans for a ,..,.
general celebration of the d ly with a
TALKING TROLLEY AGAIN.
The trolley line betwe-en Greenfield
and Northfleld lias again made a ripple
of conversation and It Is thought liy
some that the project Is now coming
within the range of probability, W. M.
Moore and C, 1 1. Webster aro acthely
pushing the project and they have
every leation to think the sentiment Is
favorable and that tho necessary capi
tal will be forthcoming. They li.ue had
consultation with outside capitalist
ned if the local towns will pledgo a
little more than half of the stock, there
will be not trouble about tho rest. They
had a conference Willi A. D. Flower
secretary of the board of trade, and are
assuied of the board's suppoit ul the
if the Goods
don't please you back to
If you think you can
buy them better back to
If lor any reason you'd
rather have your money
back to us right away
before you wear the
clothes at all
City Hall Square, South
project, Tim plan It, If they get tho
needed franchises, to start -lbov-e the
East Northlield auditorium go down
Moody street to Main street then
through Main street tn 'he ro.td lead
Ing to tho l-jwor brldg-?. through the
underpass cross by th bridge, ci.r.llnue
on tho highway to the top of the hill,
proceed w.iy to tho lop of tho hill, pro
ceed along a ravine on prlvito land
ni'ar Mt. Hermon campus, eoitie e.-ut near
tho Bailey place, then 011 the highway
to Bcmardslon, cross the Boston K
Mnlno nt the south end of the village
nnd come down hy direct route unless
they should decide to take thu swamp
road to pass the Greenfield Country
club's grounds. They expect to do
something for the town, to create good
feeling ns to the use of the bridge, that
question to bo decided later. A cunvn.s.t
lor stock is to bo mado befoie taking
any stops for organizing In the hope
that they can proceed under the gener
al law without having to ask a chatter
of Hie Leglslntuto.
SAME NAME BUT NOT A BIGAMIST.
Surrounded by three officers, Lewis
Baxter, an employe of tho White River
Chair company In Brnttleboro, Monday
answered a volley of questions and satis
fied the nifjolals that he was not the
man they wanted on a charge of bigamy.
Baxter form.K llee1 I ti Dover. N. tl.
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Bennlnirlnn nfelrmn wore after I.e wis 1
Baxter, formerly 11 hole! clerk in Bon-!
nlngton, for having two wives. A
dcsctlptlon of the Bennington Baxter
was secured. It tallied with that of Lewis
Baxter of Brattleboro, and Monday Slier-'
Iff it. S. WilNnn nf Ailingtnn and l'o-
llccman Jnmes II. Kelly of Bennington ,
came to Brettleboro and wre piloted to
the White River chair factory by Po
liceman W11rrf.11 ennflilont of securing a
,,rZCi nilxtr.r willingly answered their
nl,tinnq n,i ,,r.i them to ask more.
j0 PXlnvPS0,i W3), that some time ho
cilt so(, i,K double. Sheriff Wilson sald
eh a Kmilarltv of names and descrlp-
tonR Would not be found hi more thanl
n0 cnff, 1,, n thousand. I
i0Aj!ni.;ti money AND COAT GONE
A man who said his name was Willi -"enmers.
Clarke of Cleveland. O.. applied Satuidiy Northlield, Jan. 21. The inltatory b.in
mornlng to Mrs. Henrietta Stratton ofiquet of the Alpha Sigma PI fraternity
Bennington for board. He stayed until took place last night at nine o'clock nt
Sunday night, when he went out for a the Northlield llouso. The following toasts
walk, nnd has not yet returned, and Mrs. I wero responded to, Lieut. S. W. Bamp-
Ptratton's pneketbnok. containing $11. nnd,
also a rain coat belonging to one of the
boarders, is missing. Chitke Is apparent
ly about 2." years of age, with smooth
face anil unburn hair. He told Mrs.
Stratton he would net board in a place
whero drinking or anything wrong was
going on. (
GOV. HELL A OFEST IN AMHERST.
The Massni husetts organization of the
Sons and Daughters nf Vermont held its
annunl banquet Monday evening. Gover
nor Bell of Vermont was the leading
spenker. Other gue.-ts from Vermont
were Mis. Bell, Gen. and Mrs. W. E.
Putnam of Bennington. Col. and Mrs.
ir c riiiti.-.rrt. e wnmisinr : eoi. anu
N R Hnhort!i nf ,.,.,, Col. and
Mis. N. I). Willis of Cabot and Col. C.
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HFSY WEEK FOB THE GOVERNOR.
This Is one of Governor Bell's busy
weeks. Monday evening he attended the
riooptior. and banquet of the Vermont
iissociallo.i in AmherM. Mass. Tuesday
night he intended a .similar function in
Hudson. Mnss. J. F C. Slayton. 11 former
lesident of Moin-.villii tendered tho
gove rnor a le. option at his homo in Mel
rose, Mass., Wednesday evening. Tho
governor and party will attend the recep
tion of Grtv. Curtis Guild, Jr., from live
to six o'clock Thursday afternoon nt tho
S(imt.rrf.t Ht, 1 in Boston, and reception
and banquet of tho Vermont association
of Boston at the Vendome, Thursday
cvt,nn(, Ml,s ,ir, fr,llr of the governor's
staff and their wives, nnd his daughter,
Miss Pell, will attend tho functions in
Melrose and Boston, Friday Cot. F. S.
Billings of Woodstock will accompany
the governor to New Yotk to attend tho
banquet of the University club in the
The governor will leturn horn-
INSPECTION V. N. G.
Cnplaln Klrkpntrli-k Will Begin
Tills City on March 10.
Adjutant-General Gilmore has in
preparation a general older giving tho
dates for the Inspection of the 1st Ver
mont National Guard by C.ipt, George
W. Klrkpatrlflk. Kith cavalry, ot Fort
Ethan Allen. This will be the second
annual inspection by a regular army
The dates and places are as follows:
Burlington March 19, Company M,
Brandon-March 20. Company C, 1st
Rutland March 21. headquarters 2nd
battalion and Company A, 1st infantry.
Bennington March 22, Company K,
Brattleboro March 2H, regimental
headquarters nnd Company I, 1st in
fantry. Bradford March 21, headquarter
3rd battalion and Company G, 1st In
rantry, Newport March 2G, Company L, 1st
St, Jolinsbury March 27, Company
D, 1st Infantry.
Montpeller March 2S, general head
quarters, ndjutant-generars depart
ment and Company H, 1st Infantry.
Northlield March 20, headquarters
1st battalion, 1st infantry section ar
tillery and Company F. 1st infantry.
St. Albans .March HO, hospital corps
and Cnmpanv B, 1st Infantry.
Tho iiiljiitant-geueral will nlso nn
nounee In Ills order the national guard
officers who will accompany Captain
Klrkpatrlck on Ills inspection.
Wedding tit Uplm-opa! IIcnIiIoooii Tiipn
1 day Hernial:.
Jnmes L. Wnri'-en nnd Miss Ague.
B. Burns weie married Tuesday
morning at nine o'clock at the Eplsco
t pal residence of St. Mnry's Cathedral
I hy the Rev. J. F, GIUIs. The ceremony
'was a quiet one. only n few fi lends
being present. The bildi) was nttend-
1 ed by Miss Nornli Mulcnhey nnd tho
' bridegroom by Thomas J, McDonnell
' 'i-I.A ..r...., liltie brnntlnlnlli
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and lint to match and tho bridesmaid
was nttlied In dark blue silk. Follow
ing tho ceremony "-,r- nnA Mrs- Wnrrc
left for Boston, where they will visit
his parents, They will then go to
Ireland to upend the winter with thn
parents of th,, hrldc. They will be at
homo In this city after April 1.
Both young people wore employed by
ex-Gov. nnd Mrs, I', A. Woodbury and
wero popular nniong a largo circle of
friends. Mr and Mrs. AVoodbury pre
sented Ihi'in Wn, jriO In gold and Mrs.
Woodbury gave the bride a solid silver
TO TEST THE LAW
Washington County Editor to
Take Political Advertising
before Supreme Court.
HAS A CLEMENT CONTRACT
Will llnlnc Uiicstlon of Constltut lonnllO'
for the Court to Interpret during
The Present Term State Una
Paid (1S,1S1 for Diseased
Cattle In Past 3 Years, '
Montpeller. Jan. St. An editor of n
Washington county newspaper has taken ' nl,rmlr(I l,y p,",llt "" People. The otfi
the necessary steps to bring before tho ''r WPr0 Installed by State Deputy A.
supreme court at Its general term, which! - I'nlmer. U the early part of tho
coiivenes on Tuesday, tho question of In-
tcrprctatlon of No. G of the acts of 1002.
eganllng the constitutionality of print-
'"g paid political advertising, and as to
whether ths act Is contrary to urticlo 1!!,
chapter 1, of tho constitutlo.i of Vor-
inont, which piovldes thnt "the people
bine 11 right to freedom of speech and
f writing and publishing their sentl-
mi tits, concerning the transactions of
government, and therefore thu freedom
of the press ought nut to bo restrained."
This editor 1ms recently, It Is said,
eonttnoled with P. W. Clement's agent
t'or political advertising and wishes toillam P. Moiliv; sentry, Joseph Gree.no;
be sure of the ground on which he stand
J? ANOUET AT NOB.THFIELD
A uinui iuuu,
A,',,in h'Kina PI Celobrntes Iti Inllln
ton noting ns toastmagtcr:
Norwich, " 1
Chaiies Plumleyj "Honorary Members,"
Corporal A. R. Ilutchcnsi "Undergr.id-
nates," Corporal K. J. Baldwin; "The !
EadlO.s,' Unlet Major IS. 1 HOVOy;
"Absent Brothers," Lieut. L. O. Barker
"Initiates," Frank Sheldon Clarke; "Al
pha Sigma Pi," Sergeant C. IL Hartwell.
Very fitting remarks wero made by Ma
jor Henry W. Ilovcy and M. D. Smith.
The initiates were Luther Bi.-r Bay-
ley of Pencham, Harold Martin Brush
of Stnwe. George Ethelburt Carpenter and
Mnritt Elmer Carpenter of Burlington,
Leon Goss Chase, Edward Nathan Clarke.
Frank Sheldon Clarke and Guy Rock
wood eif Wultham, Mass., Howard Fa'l
of Maiden and Charles Ernest Rood ot
COST THE STATE $68,181.21.
I i rent Increase In Expense ot Enforc
ing Anll-TllberciiIosU I.nw.
Montpelrer. Jan. 21. According to statis
tics made public Saturday from the of
fice of the State auditor It wi? sboan
that during the three fiscal yjars fiom
July 1. IP'im, the State has piid fir cat
tle, diseased by tuberculosis, S1M,21. to
1!'i.1 the amount paid was $11.02.-1.07 and
In iror,, $2;,97n..'i'. This great Increase Is
due to the fact that the Legislature of
1001 raised the percentage from M to -0
per cent, paid by the State on the v.r.ua
tlon of cattle killed.
The three- largest claims pud In the
year ending last July were to R. M.
Brndlev of Bratteboi o. for r,3 cow.i.
203.20: C. J. and C. S. Wright of WW
llston, 3S cattle, $-;2.40, and B. J. Busseu
of Underbill, SS cattle, JUM.!-'.
AERONAUT FELL 300 FEET.
Escaped Death mid Ills Airship I'rom-
Iki-n to He n Siieeexs.
Ormnnd, Fla.. Jan. 22. Charles Hamil
ton mi aeronaut, drooped SnO feet with
his airship yesterday and escaped fatal
Injuries by a very narrow margin. Hamil
ton, when Ills airship dropped, was pitch
ed forward upon the boatd walk. He
struck heavily and lost conscio i mess
Later it was found no bones were broken.
Although Hamilton was in the air not
more than three minutes, his night was
regarded as a good deal of a success.
The collapse was d-jo to the Insufficient
power of an automobile used to do tho
towing. The combined weight of aero
plane, man and son foot of rope was suf
ficient to cause Hie ear tn slip backward
slightly when tho chauffeur tried to In
crease his speed.
Tho aeroplane roso like a bird with
the first pull, and in a few seconds was
"fifi feet in the nlr. When the speed of
the tow began to lcssui the airship be
gan tn wabble like n kite on a strlngo
and Hamilton by mistake dropped his
cap, which was to have been tho sig
nal to the tow driver to stop.
The aeroplane at once begun to Hotter
downwind with Increasing speed until
the rope caught on lop of a llagpole.
Then a corner ot the machine struck
the hath house piazza roof and wedged
between the building and tho llagpole
anil Hamilton was thrown out.
$2,000,000 IN BUILDINGS.
Vermont Slums II Gain for IDO.I nf -III
per Cent. 0er 1001.
Special reports to Bradstrcet's show
that Vermont has been active In Its build
lug operations dining tho year just closed.
Tin- gain over Hint of tho year previous
has been large. In round numbers the
eipendltiire for jfny from towns reporting
has been over S.'.anO.iXW, a gain nf Id per
cent, over thalof the year previous. Thcsa
figures enmo from tho larger towns where
operations In tho building Hue have been
particularly ncllve. From tho same towns
indications nio that the coming year will
sie gains, the outlook is good for largo
business in tho building Hue. In certain
notions theio are rumors of nntlcipated
trouble with labor, particularly among
tho masons. If tills matures It will have
n tendency to lessen the amount of build
ing. Hurlli'gtim expenditures for tho past
year show a gain of one-third. Rutland
.shows heavy gains. More money has been
expended iiidwellingsdurlng tho past your
than there has been for a number of
years pre Inns. Montpeller gains aro one
third more. B.irro has dono considerable
building, gt.inlle men having been active
and nro planning to do more tho comlnj?
year. Tho building at St. Johnsbury has
been largo nnd n gain noted. St. Albans
building operations have been fully iih
largo as n year previous. Brattleboro re
ports Hint wJillo 1001 was a heavy year
mainly in blocks and large buildings, the
past your lias witnessed a number of
dwellings erected". The outlook for thn
coining year promises iv conllnunnco of
this activity, Uounlugtoit lumber dealers
leport building operations quiet but look
lor a huge amount tho coming year. The
Increase at Randolph has been large, dim
to ncllve operations In real estate. North
Held shows largo gains, several largo and
expensive buildings have been erected
nlso a number of dwellings, thn latter
for the piitposo of iieioinmodatlng peo
pie drawn heio by reason of Indnstilal
activity, Fair Haven shows a gain of 2o
per cent, principally In dwellings. In n
number of the smaller towns there has
been considerable building. A new Indus
try nt East Ryegato will necessitate a
largo expenditure and assist materially
In the giowth of that village, Consider
tibia activity Is noted ntnong the business
men In various sections. Efforts are be
hlg made to Induce new enterprise to lo
cate In Vermont nnd tho outlook In this
direction Is very promising. With hardly
mi exception manufacturing Indusliles
Ihtouglioul llin Stnto are tunning full
time and to opacity.
About nnn People Witnessed the Cere
mony mill Exhibition Drill.
Camp Alpha, Nei. 7227, Modern Wood
men of America, held a public Instnllu-
tlon of officers Tuesday night, which was
evening solos were rendered by Mrs.
Ella Hodpes Wlldinan and J. L.
I.imora. Prof. F. T. Smith also render--
r selections on the plnno. The drill
team then gave an exhibition drill and
performed ninny dllllciilt and Intricate
movement". After refreshments were
served dancing was Indulged In until a
Into hour. Music vhs furnished liv
Ls.eir's otele .-Ire. The nill'fr.s Install
ed were as follows: Counsel, C. E. W.
Brown: adviser, Oscar lleinlnger; clerk.
C. P. Dion: banker. J. I!. Beauregard:
escort, Fred I'.ushner: w.Uehman, Wll-
trustees, II. Sills, I!. I Tousley,
Woodmen leer, sentlng several differ
ent onmps In i.dlnlnlng towns were pres
ent during the Installation. Addt esses
were given by Mayer Burke, C. E. W.
Brown and A. O. Palmer.
A SONNET TO OEOIIGE P. MARSH.
Mr. Hairy Lvmnn Knnpmnn, former
Cataloguer nf tho P.'IIIiil'k Mbr.n-v unit
now llbi.nian nf lln.un fniv..iitv is
publishing his pnotienl wurkt and" I1.11
pot as far ns volume i. being 'At the
elates of the CVntnrv.' Fiom It we take
this sonnet III Cenmn PnrWm Mnri.1i-
written "On finishing the catalogue of
M length 1 lay my wenty pen aside.
Which now has traced out all th"
The labyrinth of speech and thought.
To me so sore, to him weie smooth and
And rich with prospects unto most deni
ed; To him. tho scholar, crowned w'tli
From Hecla 'unto Etna's answering
Who loved nil books, but Nature's
He sat with kings, greater In nil but
An uncrowned sovereign from the
To trlfiers cold, how warm to the op
pressed! And when amid the Etruilan bowers
To round his eighty years of lore and
Not Vallombrosn bore so calm a
HOW SHALL WE ENTERTAIN?
How shall we entertain? Joyously!
Pl-asiire Is contagious. Remember, hos-ti-s,
every house has Its climate; some
nre In the toirid,. some In tho te-m pirate
some in the trigld zoo.-. Remember.
iiioi cover, that you create tho climate
of your house. More important th m
the style of your dre.-s, the ordering
of vour banquet, the setting of yoai
table, is the mood In which the appoint
ed hour ot entertainment finds you. When
the door bell peals to the ring of the
lie-t artlval you put aside all thoughts
1 of how you look, how your dr iw lug
loolis, how good, bad, or Indifferent the
dinner may prove; banish evtry care,
meet your guest with nothing on your
mind save the anticipation of passing
and helping him tn pass n del'ghtt'nl
hour. If you can do tld the battle
is already ha'lf won. Maud Howe, in
BLOFSFS FOR CHILDREN,
the Russian blouse is longer than tho
sailor blouse, and is worn with a belt,
nnd thero nre two or time slight varia
tions in the lines. Three box pleats or
one wide- double box pleat Is tisul; but
the simplest nre tho smallest, thoio
without pleats and fastened fiom the
left shoulder across.
Smart girls wear the giumpe frock with
g-1 hers at the top, a band of insertion
or rows of smocking 1 ng added if a
less simple style is do-i-'-d. For mater
i lls the oh mil rays, dainties, ginghams.
md In 1 1 in It ail such wish fabrics ns
have been u.-ed from time inimemoil.il.
The blouse suit is also worn b Utile
girls, but Is made as a rule In one pli eo,
although tho short pleated skirt and
blouse waist are also fashionable, with
the narrow leather lli in lUht colors,
white, or black pati r.t h-atlnr.-Ilarper's
REFL1-XTIONS OF A BACHELOR.
Either a woman dosen't trust Iit bus
band or wishes si aid.
It's queer, but it's always the fat wo
man In a crowded car that has the most
A girl thinks heaver, is onu thing like
n matinee, and a woman that it's like
The less sense i man has the bigger
bluff his wife puts up that she thinks
he Is n gi eat man.
A man can never understand why a
woman, after they nre married, wants
to sit so close; and she why he doesn't
want to. Now Yotk Tress
Mincemeat is but n gnstronomlcal
A newly married man giis bnck to
his lodge by degrees.
Bait your hook with n gold brick
when you fish for suckers.
Tho more dlsngi'eenblo tho truth
the more mighty nnd prevalent It Is.
Too often fortune smiles upon those
who nro unable to appreciate It.
There Is n lot of sentiment in iho
equeeczo of a hand by the right per-
As a man's brilliant tuiure grows
charter his unbrllllant past grows long
er. A confidence man Is one who tolls yon
h pihato affalts under a pledge of
THE LATIN DIDN'T
A MlNsourlnn Proved Hie Superior
Force of fined, 1-lnln English.
(Macon, Mo correspondence Kansas City
Two young barristers, who were nttnr.
neys for tho defeanhint, filed what tho
regarded as a "knock-out" motion te.
dismiss In Justice Riley's court to-day
Matthew Simpson was suing "Jake" Mor
ris for a f2 balance on a hill for planting
some shade trees. Morris said the treei
hadn't come up yet and he didn't know
for sine Hint they ever would. Simpson
was so sure of his ease Hint lie didn t
think It worth while' to hire lawyer
The defendant hired the two young a'
tomevs. They decided th" best way t
go after Simpson was to got up som
thing he couldn't plead to. So they flleij
Now at thl.s day comes the dV"fend.'ir.t
by his attorneys, Matthews A Son and
Davis A Van Cleave, nnd appealing for
this motion only soys that the plaintiff
should neither have nor maintain this
nttlnn ng-ilnst the defendant for tho
following reasons to wit:
1. De minimus non curat lex.
2. Nun h.iblmus In fnedernvrnl.
3. Hi cause up to the present time
plaintiff has tiled no statement on which
def. tidant est Infortnntls.
I. Because the paper exhibited In th !
cause tin which plaintiff relics in nudutr
pactum ex que, non oritur aetm.
Because th" summons and st,te
inent of facts In this cause are nullurr
simile est Id' in.
1. Because defendant should reovei
7. H'-enuse t lie defendant nnn Infregull
S. Plaintiff cannot recover because
"What have you to say thl. Mr
Simpson?" asked the Justice.
"Just this, your honor." said the de
fendant, peeling hln coat and moistening
ills hands, "I don't give a d whit that
paper says. I'm iromg to have my men
from Jake or hl red binod; I don't care
n eentavn which "
The defendant looked at his lawvers,
but saw no encoura cement In th- ,r
faces. Then ho pulled out two bright sil
ver dollais and laid t1 ein he-fop the
justice, who hand-d them to the man
who didn't know Latin.
THE ST-ORY TELLER.
Or NO INPORTANCE.
Two men wer standing together or
an East River ferryboat when one point
ed out a third man with remark:
"I can't recall his name at this
tnonnil. but he wriite for a number ol
the mngaj'lne.s "
His friend looked at the strir.'or
with much Interest.
"Oh. one of our 'frenzied liinnce' eip.
tains, is he?" be asked.
"No, he "
"Writes up trusts and th ng f ' "
"Oh then he's a prize-fighter or an i -tor
ho is rather husky-lonk-ng ''
"No. no' H"'s just a plain aiit'iir
"Oh!" the friend exclaimed, the look
of Interest suddenly dying out of li 4
face. Harper's Weekly.
General Frederick D. Grant wis pi i s
Ing the Intelligence of a certain colonel.
"He It Is," he said, "of whom they
toil the church parade story.
"His men wero drawn up for church
parade one Sunday morning, hut the
church was undergoing repairs end
could not accommodate all.
"Sergei nt-ma lor: said the cei-inrl
"tell nil the men who don t wint 1 1 so
to church to fall out on the rivers
"About sixty per cent nf the met
quickly nnd gladly fell out.
"Now, sergeant-major,'- said the e t
onel, "dismiss the men w i didn't '1
nut, and march tho other?, -n to chur h.
They need It most."
A visiting bishop, in Wist Uigte ,
was atguing with a senator on the d -sirnhillty
of attending thurch A' li t
he put the question squarely. V 1 '
Is your personal reason for nor at'erd
Ing?" "The fact is, one finds so many h no-
Returning the simile, the bishop s.nd
"Don't let that keep you away, Sent-
tor. There's always room for one more '
THE LFNCI1ING TEAM.
Sir Charles Klrkpatrlck, who hni
been touring tho East with an Eng
lish football team, tells of a match th it
was ananged in England between some
army officers and the lawyers of the gar
rison town. The officers prepared a su
perl luncheon for their opponents, who
did yeoman work ns ucders and drink
ers. At the conclusion ot the feast, a
short time before game was to be call
ed, the officers, who had partaken very
sparingly, -.veto well nleased to see
their guests so happy. All adjourned to
the grounds, win n out nf a marquee
tumbled It giants, who began prac
tice play of the most vigorous k -id
"Who are they?" asked an officer. "Oh, '
answered one ot the lawyer guests,
"they are our hlo playing team. We
are the hie lunching team."
WANTED HIS TROUSERS PRESSED.
A traveling man who is something of
a reconteur himself tells nf the follow ng,
"1 have a friend in the newspipei busi
ness who has been the parent if bt'I a
dozen dallies In small towns In 'he Wtst
lie has one story on tho newspapers
which he nlways delights in telling line
of the towns in which lie started a little
dally, Just four small pages. I believe,
was known as the rendezvous for tramps
many miles around. As was his usual
custom, ho always hod n large sign
painted for the front of his offices. One
afternoon, while tho offlco was burled
In a flood-tliey called half a column a
flood there of copy, in walked ,
dilapidated friend ot railroad ties and
blind baggage' transport a u in. 'Say.
friends,' lie querulously asked. "Is tills
the oftlce of The Free Press"' 'It ccr
talnly K' replied my friend, 'The office
nf the only friend nf the people in
That was tho only way lie advertised his
wares, 'Well, what I wanted to know,'
continued the trump, 'was it i can get n
new crease In these here trousers.
Gee. but Nitwit is nn Idiot'"
"Why, I thought he was clever"
"Clever? Say. if thero was a tax om
cleverness, he'd get a pension." Cleve
The American Tourist T suppore
speak broken French, eh Heml"
The Waiter- Not eegactly, M'sleur.
You haf a word dcscilbes ll iicui'irc-
mt iilv eve .in, j t-a ,v -