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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS t THURSDAY. MARCH 20, 190(5.
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When you want anything, advertlso In the new special column of this paper. Borne bargains are offered there this week which It will pay you to read about. Seo page two. This pape has about. See page two. This paper has and one cent a word will reach them all. Waterbury, Conn., is considering a pro ject to Issue no less than J3,fK'jO,i0 for a scheme of public Improvements. That Is bonding tonic. Madame JJernhardt Is appearing In a bin tent In Texas, and now 1". T. Harntirii is no more the divine Sarah may justly claim to be the greatest show on earth. If the coming summer should lie unus ually cold, ice dealers might want to mark tlown the price of their concealed com modity. Hence the present Increase In prices may be philosophically regarded as timely. Now that tha socialists of Milwaukee fclaim votes enough to elect their candidate Cor mayor, young Mr. Patterson of Chi cago, son of Editor Patterson of the Tri bune and gtandson of the famous Editor Meriill, who has come out In favor of taking away the possessions of million aires like Carnegie, may lie moved to- move to the famous lager city, and enter politics. A 1UWXIXIS-AWAY DISCISSION. The esteemed Rutland Herald says th.it it "has no disposition at this Unit; to engage the Krec Press In a running dis cussion of the issue? nnd political commo tions of the campaign of KV." We should tay that this is just the sort of thing It is uoing, a "running-away dletission." 11 does stop long enough, however, to talk about what happened after delegates "had been klckul out of the Montpelier con vention." Now most people in Vermont lalioied under the supposition that the part of tho ""lenient delegates who walked out of the Montpelier convention followed "Joe" Jones out as loader, and that this move ment resulted from the union of the forces of the mo opposing candidates, as suring the nomination nf McCullough. If the Herald is as uecurato In its other historical references to the campaign of 13i2 ns in this Instance, the public can leadily collect its errors, Including ' the denial of the presentation of Its cham pion's name in tin ee State contentious. What the Kree. Press was irally dis easing, however, was not the Issues of 15"- but the Issues uf alleged corruption tend mal-adminlstratlon that are now being made Issues in behalf of the Herald's champion, and wo asked: lias he not since patted on the haik in public the mini Vihom he charged with wholesale brlbuiy in behalf of Me L'ullough In 1M2? If the esteemed eon teinpoiary now lakes the remai liable posi tion that Clement did not arraign any of the State officials in fl, and the State luidttur and others were all right In f04 vill I' kindly state who the State officials tare that he arraigning in ISM? Will the Herald still dodge these ques tions '.' CH.UII'I.AIN VAM.IJV KI.IXTItlC It OA I). That marked interest Is being de veloped In the project to extend an icctrie l.illway through tho Cham plaln valley Is indicated by the follow ing Mutement published In the columns of the Vergennes Enterprise: "Wo urge the. attendance of all those interested in tho e-leetrio road project :it the next meeting of the projectors in Orwell, April 5. Interest in the proposed road Is steadily growing but there aro those In very town along the proposed route who do not hesitate to blieer at progress along this line mill place obstacles across the path. It seems strange to most progressive citizens why such people, who, be cause they cannot sen any Immediate tinanclal return for them, do not hesi tate to throw cold water on projects nr public Improvement.. This condi tion of affairs has confronted the pro moters of every public project since the world began and H probably will continue to block the wheels of prog ress to the end of time. "Although wo cannot stop the talk ing of these fault-finders wo can try to forget them ami their public alti tude and work harmoniously together for the noble, object of all this agita tion, tho opening up of the 'garden of Kdcn of Vermont' to trade, commerce niul tho summer visitor by means of nn electric road. Lot's keep plugging and never let up until it becomes an ac complished fact." Our neighbors should not be disturb ed by the sneers of envious or dis gruntled men. Theie. are always fair ly good cltlxens In many respects who are ready to belittle or decry any un elfish project for the common welfare. 'J'hey simply hurt themselves however. One tiling can always be tuken for granted, however, and this 1 s that those whose sneers are. most manifest In n case of this kind nn- more than likely to he among- the Hist to want to step In anil enjoy liny benefits that may result. If this does not prove to be the case In connection with the pro posed electric railway through 1 lie Champlaln valley, tho exception will he well worth noting. In the meantime It Is to be borne In mind that, If the project falls, such failure will not be due to the sncers of critics but to the lack of proper nnd well directed effort nn tho part of Its friends. KXHOITIVK NK.IMONS OK PUVITK. The executive sessions of tho United States Senate are made the subject of frequent editorial paragraphs owing In the fact that, while the proceedings are held behind closed doors, the newspa pers arc able as a rule to print fairly complete stories of the executive ses slons. Under these clrcumstnnces a story that conies from the national capital through the Washington correspondent of tho New Tork World will have pe culiar Interest. , K. J. Rldgeway, editor of Kverybod.v's Magazine, sat In one of the galleries In the Senate listening to the railroad rate debate. Mr. Rldgcway wanted to see Sen ator La. Toilette, and he went down to his committee loom, leaving his hat on tho gallery seat, lie sot back about two minutes before the Senate went Into ex ccutlve session, and was shooed out with all the othets. Ha left his hat there again. The Senate was in executive session, for an hour and a half. Mr. Rldgcway tried to gel r sergeant-nt-arms to get his hat. Ho was told nobody but a Fend lor could ro In, and that his hat must slay there until the doors were opened. It stayed there too. and he walled, "1 am fully convinced," Mr. Rldgcway said, "that these executive, sessions are really held bthiinl closed doors." Kditor Rldgcway Is unquestionably an adioit man and a scholaily educator of public opinion, but really when he dl covered for himself that the executive sessions of the United States Senate aie held behind closed doors, he was dem onstrating a long established fact. it Kditor Rldgcway had turned scientist and Informed a long-rut ions public whether the closed doors had cais, or whether the senatorial doors acted a transmitters and h.nl thus accounted for tho leaking of sounds from the Senati he would have been doing tho cause of science a distinct service. As the case stands, however, people ar-! left in us much mystery as eer as to how the proceedings of the I'nlted Stales Senate can be almost fully re ported when the senators are sitting be hind closed doors with no reporters pres ent and no visible way of reporting their utterances. Kditor Rldgeway should have another senalotlal sitting. MANUKACTWIIKS IX VKBMO.XT. While we aie justly proud of the place Vcimont lias won as an agricultural State, we aie interested in the develop ment of our commonwealth as a manu facturing Stat'.-, particularly as progress along tins line indicated will not in any way Intel feie with the prosperity of our farmers, but will on the contrary Increase tho demand for all farm products. It is with distinct satisfaction, therefote, that we note the growth made by our homo manufactures as Indicated by figures lur nlshed by tlie federal government. The, director of the census has announc ed the lesult of the tabulation of the statistics for tin; manufiictut ing indus tries of the Stale of Vcimont for the calendar year 1WI. foimlng a part of the census of manufactures of IK'j. This cen sus was taken in conformity with the act of Congress of March . 19o2, and Is eoit- tlnd to the manufacturing establish mcnts wltii a. pioduct of l.Vue or. over, thus excluding the neigliboi hood ludli-liles and hand trades, such us the budding trades, dressmaking, custom millinery, custom sawing and grinding, cobbling, und black smithing. Including these latter industil.s there were reported at the twelfth census 4,071 establishments with 2,t.Vi wage-earners and products valued at J.'T.Wl.Slo. These totals are reduced as nearly as possible to a comparative basis and the results presented in a table, which shows the totals for tho State ami four principal industries In l!rt anil llufi. Tlie statistics Indicate that there Iihs been a substan tial inciease In the nianiifaetme.s of the State, and it must be admitted that an Inciease of 22 1-2 per cent, in value of products Is a very creditable showing, Aecotdlng to the table In question the number eif establishments in Vermont in I'M, Including butter, cheese and con doused milk, lumher, marble and stone work and woeilen concerns, was 1.609, representing a capital of no less than CJ,C."..7I. The number of salaried olliclals, clerks, etc., employed by lliese concerns was 2,0".:! with a salary list per annum of $2,101,70?, as compared with l.fcpj iccelvlng salaries aggregating JI.CIO,. .".It in l&iiO. Tho aveiage number if wage earners thus employed in 19i"5 was SJ.lifi and the aggregate wages Jl,",,221,i"i.".!, as compared with 25,170 operatives receiving tll,12i;,5IS In 1H00. The miscellaneous ex penses of these 1,093 concerns In 1W wan f f ,92J..1tn, the cost of materials used was $32,l29,s32 and the value of their pioducts ?6.!,iiS3.(ill In IIh3 as compared with mis cellaneous expenses of J::,M4,17S, materials costing J20,327,14, and products valued at 5I,:.15,S3R in IMiO. Tho number of cheese, butter and milk establishment In Vermont hi 1903 was 221, representing a capital of $1,210,337 and hav ing 472 wage-earners with a pay roll of $24S,;.". The value of the products of these establishments was $G,7&6,S"iJ, as compared with 5,65i,2lij tu 1900. Tho number of lumber establishments In the State In Wi was V&, with a capital of H.rai.-iT. a gain of nearly JW.wt In live yearn. These concerns employed 5,&) wage-earners whose earnings were J2,2.l!, 177, as computed with $I,!W,752 In iW. Tlie cost of materials was $t,3V),6i3, and tho products wetn valued nt as compared with products worth JF.MSUSI In IJix). According to the report there were 220 marble and. stone work establishments In Vermont In IPO.., having it capital of 14, 4C7,XV., ns compared with a capitalization of J."i,XV;,'i7 five years previous. These concerns employed s.lW npeiallves who were paid In wages $1, 1.V".i)l5 In 1W as compared with 4, CCS wage-earners In 10X) receiving $2,CV,11". The products of the marble and slono concerns of Vermont were valued at J?,i'i70, 430 in 100", as com pared with it vatuatlon of KHSn.lll In 1000. In KV there were 17 woolen goods estab lishments In Vermont representing a cap Itnllz.itlrn of $6W,61S and employing 2.SK operatives at an aggregate nf J?2.'2." in wages against l,tS4 operatives In 1M0 re ceiving j;77,2W In wages. The cost of ma terials was $2,7114,111, ns compated with $,"l,ri2.i In 10Vt, nnd the. products of theso concerns aggregated $t,t?,4ft") In value as conipaicd with products valued at $2,r,72,6lti 111 liXKJ. These are the only linei of manufactuie treated In the report of the census dc paitrnent nt this time, but enough Is shown hre. to Indicate that Vermont Is making a gratifying advance In develop ing Industries. TIIK SUM M Mil VISITOR IIIIMMS. Some of the people of Vermont seem to take it for granted that the Influx of summer visitors Is largely a matter nt chance and that consequently It Is use less to make any particular el'fott to direct the attcnliin of the traveling pub lic to the manifold attractions possessed by the lirecn Mountain State. In far too many cases, It Is to be feared, our citi zens act em the supposition that people who visit our State will come any way. no matter how they ate accommodated or trolled, and the former censctiuently make no particular effoi t to promote the comfort or convenience or pltasuio of summer visitors or strangers at any other time of the year. This Indifferent and shiftless way of dealing with summer visitors is In marked contrast with the bus'ness methods and energetic means employed by our neigh bors of the elranlte Slate to develop summer business, and when u contrast the two systems, It Is not dlllicult to un- dcijjtand why New Hampshire has en joyed so much gi eater piollt ftom this source. We have bel'ole u a eeipy of the special report Issued by the State labor bureau of New Hamp-'hiiu dealing with the In terests anil business of that common wealth as a summer icsort. It recalls the fact that la W.i there was Issued from the bureau of labor a report of the: Minimcr- season in New Hampshire, which was widely circulated and from which exttacts weie printed by the lead ing newspapers of tho couuliy. The re port thus proved valuable as an adver tisement for the State's attractions, and as a icsult of this and oilier measuies adopted to gain publicity for the beauties of New J lainpshlro liundieds of thou sands of dollars have poured into that State both in thu way of investment and the spending of money by summer visi tors. The present report sbriws that since the former one was published there has been a marked inciease In the summer boarding- business ami a vast amount of money has be en expend, d in the election of summer homes. Many fauns, which baie ly g.ie support to the l.imllles upon them, have been sold to people of other States who hae become summer resi dents of Now Hampshire, During the six years since the last rrport covering this Industry, for it Is one ot our neighboring State's Important industt les, theio has been a ry large ncixaso in the amount of capital invested in summer hotels and boarding houses. More than one and a half million dollars have been expended at Rretton Woods In thu White Mountains akne; a new and magnificent hotel is now nearing com pletion in the rranconla Notch replac ing the long famous I'rotilo house; and i modern hotel, costing over tl2",0flo, is being constructed on Lake Sunapee. In other sections of the State there has also been a Idige Investment In new hotels and permanent improvements. Such a marked growth in tlie summer buslnese being evident the wot of secur ing the statistics of the same, was com menced late- in the fall of IMrJ nnd the figures obtained cowr the summer .sea son ot that year. It was the purpose of the commissioner of labor to secuic a couect rcpoil fioni every town where boarders are taken, or summer cottages aru occupied, and it may bo helpful In Vermont tu note how tills work was done. These statistics were seemed, for the most part, from tho seleclnien or other town olllcers in a position to know the facts concerning tho business. In some cases It was necessary to consult other citizens acquainted with the subject. The rcpoit says there has been a mark ed change in the character ot the sum mer business In New llampshlio In tho last few years. In former years tyc largo majority ot the summer people wcie found In tho hotels and boarding houses, while hi the inoiu lecent years largo numbers have built camps nnd homes about our lakes and rivers and among our hills and mountains, where they llnd rest and enjoyment, At tho name ilmo thorn has been Incrased demand for accommoda tions nt the more expensive hotels where every luxury can be found. The report concludes us follows: A comparison ot the statistics herein published with the report for US9 shows that the amount of capital invested In the summer business has increased from H0.4UM3 lo $22,2K,179; and th number of summer visitors from 170.2SO to aoo,24X The rapid Increase In the summer busi ness of New Hampshire Is due In large measure to the splendid railway facilities furnished by tho Hoslou Maine system, tho Maine Central and Crank Tr unk fall- ways. The railroads hiivo increased their summer business, nnd the same Is true of tho various lake transportation com panies, till of which have widely adver tised the State's Htttuctlveness ns a sum mer rcsott through their summer publica tions. Oreat praise Is due tho State llsh rind game commission which, by Its sysle. matlo stocking of lakes and sttcani", and Its ilgld and Impurtlal enforcement of tho fish and game laws, has maintained tllO State's nufnrnl ..UenellvnMnuu f,... sportsmen. The commission's effortn have neen amy supported by the various l otmly llh and game leagues which are. com posed of public spirted citizens who nro Interested In the preservation and propa gation of fish and game, especially the native species. Here arc grand suggestlens for the peo ple of Vermont, for our transportation companies nnd for all concerned. It Is evident ftom the change in the character of summer visitor business that wfillo tho erection ot hummer hotels In different parts of Vermont would un questionably promote the growth of this Industry, It Is not utterly hopeless for our people to work to secure visitors Hu rler existing conditions, for camps are being erected along the shoies of our lakes and nnd In our mountain regions In a way to attract people, to our State. In the. meantime no effort should bo spar eel to Increase the number of our summer visitors In every possible way, nnd It Is to be hoped that the State Legislature at Its coming session may be able to deUe some way ot Instltut lig practical measures under the auspices of our commonwealth lo secure a largo addition to our summer business. LITTLH KIMTORIALS. The movement for a democratic organ isation In New .leisrv Is .iltrlhuln,! in Hearst. It seems to he suspected that Hearst Is the only person willing to spend any money on dcmonatlc organization, reorganisation, or disorganization. Phila delphia I'resi. 13. K. 13. McJimsey of St. Joseph, Mo., may have declined lis South American Job because he found out that by Hie Spanish pronunciation he would be called A. A. A. Mock Hlmay, Kansas City Star. Mr. Hearst says; - mn a ilemnernt." He should nlo stick a feather In his hat. Rochester Post-lCxpiess. Oklahoma slioul d he Ill-enareH rt .1.. something handsome for Senator never- inge, who calls her the immortal daugh ter of an Immortal nation. "ye i Globf-Democr.it. I-ongworth believes tils place as a eon. res.Miian is in fungi -us. In that way ho stands as a vivid contrast to William R. Iteaist.-l.os Angeles Times. No paper has yet told u Mr. Rocke feller's lavorite chapter in the U.lile. hut for a guess we should say it is Hie one containing the parable or the ro;., vir gin" who pioud.-d no ml for their lamps. Lew litem (Me.) Journal. PULPWOOD IN 1905. rrellinlnnr.v Itelurn. from 2il2 Mill, C.lvc ii 'loud of More than n.lioo,. 'I0 Cords. The work of the forest service In gath ering statistic,-; of forest, products for the past year has. fiirnoiheU, rbe bd-is for a provisional stat'eine nt or the wood con sumed in the manufacture of paper pni,,. As the in onipaiiyiiiK table show, the re. turns rrom jr,: tinns. , ontrolllng '.'S.' pulp ml He, she over S,iifi.(n cords as the total amount of wood used. Wood. Curds. Spiuce (domestic l.r.iil.iift) Spruce (imported i;ii)ioo Poplar (doinestlci.'. 27trra Poplar (imported) 22,iWi Hemlock 1 nnc... r.r.fioo Rstnni 2(Tf Miscellaneous - iit.imo Total 3.u!.0i'ri The wood u-ed w.i- divided among the various pioees-es ,i follows: Sulphite. l.fi.K.riml cords; soda, 4l0.i'l eorel: ground wood, I.MS.iVm lords. The total pulp mo- duetlon by all fnoce-ses by the tlrms to- porting was 1 v...:,(V,o tons. Accoirling to the census of W, the consumption of pulpwood was then ! IcmVIIH cords, so that there has been an increase of over ."0 per cent. In the last s! years. This- demon strates, in a striking manner, the drain upon the foi. sts ca ised by the pulp in dustry. A llii.il and detailed statement of the kind and quantity of wood used for pulp in the various States will bo issued as soon ns possible PERSONAL AND GENERAL. Secretary T.ift has ledticed his weight nearly "t pounds. When he gets rid of 17 pounds liioie. one of his ambitions will have been leallzed. Prof. J. Ldiiience l.aiighliu, head of the. depnitment of political economy of the University of Chicago, has gone to Ku ropc, where he will deliver a series of lectures on present -day Aiiieihau eco nomic conditions, lie will return Oc tober 1. Mr. Kben Appletun of New York tlly has In his possession the famous "Star Spangled Ranner" that Inspired Key to tho writing of the much-admit cd national song. An effort will shortly be made to purchase the house In Raltlinorc In which this Hag was inaile, and use It as a museum or patriotic shrine. Dr. A. Raioberiii n noted nrofesseir of languages of Kansas City, Mo has accepted a call to the I Diversity of Rer un, (lermany. He will enter upon his llfW duties In AtiHt He Is nt. niesenl engaged In wilting a woik on the history of education in the fnlted States. The rour sons of Chailes Darwin, the author o the "OrlKiu of Species," arc nil scientists, sir George Darwin Is the J'lllinlau professor of aslrononiv at Cam- bridge; Horace Darwin has been asso ciated with him tt soiiiei of his work; t'rancls Darwin is a botanist, and Ma lor Leonard Dai win a geographer. Perclval Oil.bon. the well-known au thor, began lllo ns a cabin boy en a sail ing ship. Hi, H veiy young yet, but tliete Is eVCl-v eh.ine.. nf bin lliivln-r m i added to his name before long, Joining me ranlis nf those dlst nun shed n.ir. llamentary authors, whose most recent addition was Winston Churchill, Anthony J. Dreiel. Mrs. Drexel ami party of 16 ftlcnda have Just left Sicily on tne steam yacht Matg.'irlta lor a trip to Palestine and Syria. James Kads How. tho eccentric St. Louis plill.intiiiopljl, who refused to ac cept an Inheritance because lie said he did not have any right to money he did not earn, Is now planning to establish a sani tarium ror Inebriates and victims of Ihc drug and cigarette habits. WHAT OUR NEIGHBORS SAY Siiiiclioiiy Must llnvc rrevnrlentril and of Course It Was Not n Rutland Mini. O"roiu the Randolph lletald,) "Sonm State papers nro trying to com mit Air, Clement to a (imposition of 'bonding the Slate' lor an "cxpcnslvo system of trunk-line highways.' The bonding IdeM Is not his. It wns advo cated by Kuller C. Smith ot SI. Albans." So says tho Clement bureau, now that It finds the bonding plan unpopular. That the plan was) Clement's or at least his liutcau's-seenis established by tho lollowlng "copy" that appeared In his political advertising only last month In this paper of elale IVbiuary !s: "Vermont's present extravagant sys tem of administering State Institutions, (imply proved and demonstrated, wastes enough money every year to pay the In terest on bonds enough lo giidlion the Stuto with trunk highways up, down and crosswise." Percy anil his bureau should hold a "get-togelhei" meeting and, If possible tlx up a platform that they, nt least, can ague upn. A checking system to show what they have and haven't said would also be sei vice-able. MORi: HACK WATKR PADDI.INll. (Kruin the tH. .lohnsbuiy Caledonian.) The lllndle. -clement Uureati "Adv." In the last Issue uf the Caledonian, under the caption of "Who Was Responsible'.'" Is a rehash of l!ro. Hlndley's caucus re form. Ho paddles back water from thu start when hu says, "It teally Isn't an Issue, except Indirectly." We'll, Rro. Hlndlcy, you tilid to make It an issue didn't jolt. And now that it has ueen shown most eeiiclnslvely that neither Mr. Clement nor ids followers ever Instl tutcel any caucus nieasuic, nor helped any caucus measiuo by voice or ote, but that the record shows that tho Clem ent following opposed caucus reform by ote tiiul voice, mi say In the tlrst In stance, "I'm glad." mid in the second place you say, "It Isn't really an issue, except Indirectly." The Caledonian don't need to point out to its readers that on tho subject of Clement as a caucus re former, .our bureau has linally and quickly run eniptylims. CLKMI3NT AND LA DOR. (riom the liraltlcbuio Phoenix.) In due time the Herald will piobably tlllll from the liecatlve lo thn nooltlw. polo and tell something about Percy Clem ent's gicat love for the laboring man as demonstrated 111 his career as centred- ling head of the Rutland railroad, as mayor or the cltv of Rutland ami ns n member ot the Veimont Legislature. Per cy's heart may hae given great throbs at tne tiiouglit of wrongs which should bo righted, but tho evidence of his lead- I SIllp III the bl other hood of lll.m b:iv never been strikingly demonstrated 1 Down at this end of the State we "wonder" whether the Vermont climate would be likely to m Mr, element's health, any better If he could get hlmsclt elected governor. CONOR KSSM A N POSTIOR S INDUSTRY. (Uroin the Veig, nnes Knterpilse.) The Hon. D. .1 Foster, congressman for the lirst district, seems to be In great demand about th' State and In other Mates. Mr. Coster has made a dcslr ablo icputatlon as a public speaker and an iirter-dliiiier-talUei-, hut we notice that the serious duties ot" his ofllcu do not .suffer and that his bilmis I iniinitti-e and even on th Hoot of the Hon-.- havo secured lum a mo.-i unusual recognition 111 the bauds ol soul" ot tin best people in both hiarcles- ot legislation. Mr. Cos ter seems to have arrived lor noeul. TIIK OLD SUP AliAIN. (I'loin Hie Swantin (outlet. ) The promise, the old, old, oft-broken promise, that this i po-ithdy the hist year that the ( "ariadi.jns will allow mum lishnig in .Mlsslsquol Pay is now thrown out as a sop. As long as Uncle Sam gen eiously operates a hatchery to keep the apply of tlsh more than good why shouldn't the Canadians take advantjg'o or if.' UNUHRCINC Tin; DKC.I; I.AW. (I'roni the Waterbury Record.) The law snjs that It costs money to kill deer out or season and best of all, tho law Is being enforced in this vicinity. KNKORCKMICNT OK LOCAL OPTION. (From the Noilhlleld News.) State's Attorney Jackson ovi r his own signature In his home paper, the Harm Times, makes the follow Inq d quest: 1st. That eery citizen will abide loyally by the majority into on the license issue by refraining fioni lsting any place whem Inlo.slcaliiis liquor Is Illegally sold or furnished. 2nd. That every Wizen will give infor mation to the prosecuting ofticcrs of any suspected place of 'illegal sale and of the visitors thereto. Tho observance of the Hist request would avoid necessity of the second. Mr. Jackson was a strong advocate of the local option law In i;mj and has been friendly to It since Its passage. In tho ubino tequcsl he sets an excellent exam ple for all who worked with him In se eming the adoptlin of the law. It Is an equally good suggestion to every citizen, no mutter whal his preferences may be lu regatd to the legtilation of the liquor t rii flic, lhifoui'iiiciit of the declined pief. crenees of a majority or the voters in tho towns which voted No March (I. means a pretty general prohibition of liquor business in Vermont. 1'AR RACK UOR SOUP. (l'Yoin Hie St. Jolinsbury Republican.) The attempt of the Clement bureau to make a campaign Issue out of Ulelclier D. Proctor's opinion of the proposed Aus tralian ballot law pi years ago reminds the St, Albans Messciiijer of tho coun tryman in a restaurant who, upon ask ing what kind of soup was being sciveel anil being told "o.-tall," remarked to the waller that he thought that was going pretty far hack for soup, SANITARY SCHOOL IIOUSH. ll'roiu tho Knnshuigli Standard) The Standard has no desire to antici pate the fin thconilng report of the State boaid of health In icguid to the condi tion of tho Knoshurgh Ualla public school building, and extended eonuiniil in con nectloii wlti the Duelings nnd iccommen- datlous ot the board must await their ofllclal rcpoit to the prudential coinmlutec or the graded school district, Rut we cannot refrain at this time ftom retelling to this Imputiaut matter and In fact we believe that the public gooel demands that the attention of tho parents and people of Knosburgh Falls be directed to a serious consideration of this ques lion and tho necessity of tadlcal action lu the Immediate rutin e. It Is something that Involves the Iwallh and welfare, not only of thn children, who aie gathered in the public schools to-day, but of coin ing' generations as wll, lu Hi" opinion of the Sliindiiiil Ihls Is one of thn most Important questhuw that has cuine before ihc pcoplo of Wncsburgh Palls for-niany years and they should be prepared to settles It light, The lepoit Of the Slate board of health, which It Is ex pected will bo submitted to the prilden. tlal committee before' thn annual school meeting, will Indicate the com so lu be pursued and serve as a basis for action, but In the meantime any apathy which may exist should give place to a deep anil serious Inteiesl on tho part of all citi zens, so that pa most and Intelligent ac tion may bo taken, to the permanent good of tho children anil the best In terests of tho village. RHOULATINO TIIK LIQUOR TRA1TIC. (I'roni the Pair Haven J3ra.) Temperance people throughout Ver mont have every reason lo feel encour aged by the progicss made year after year. Since the inauguration of local option tliete has been no backward step, The movement has been ever forwatd as It should be. Some apprehension was hail when the law went Into effect anil particularly by timid temperance people that the Stale would go back waul and the drift ot her people would be inward Intemperance and decay. Hut happily such has not been the case. Her people have fortu nately for themselves nnd Hie State beep maile! ot sti linger, be'tter stuff, than somo hail given them credit for possessing and to-day the State Is more strongly Intrenched than ever In the right and sober way. It Is of lnteet at this time to review tho pmgress niHile ns shown by the vote for the past three years. The referendum vote of I'Vbriinry :!. W which In effect, adopted the- local-option license law was 20,711, "yes," 2S.;.S2. "no." a majority of "W. At the March meeting following the total license vote was !M..'!'it and the total no-llcense vote lT.iV,. a license majority I of .".31.1. Thai car tow ns and cities voted for license, arid 1.7) otcd against It. The total lb ense vole lu lMI wa 21. 7.V, ami the no-lirense vote was 2S,',92, a no-license majority of U.9I7, That year 10 towns ami cities voted, "yes," and KiO voted, "nn." ,nst ear the total license vote was Xi.Ki ami the nei-lleenses vote was. 2e!.f'l!e. a tio-hcense majority of !, n.'n. In i'i'., .-;( towns and cities voted "yes" ami 212 Voted "no." Wullc the re turns are not smllclmtly complete lu give- the total "yes" ami "nei" vote for the last March mi'ctliig. enough Is known about the tcsiilt to qualify the state ment, that out of the 2IJ cities and towns in the State only 2S (Including Som erset with 12 voters and Norton which is little moie than a lumber camp and easts 20 vote.-) veiled to legalize the sulc of liquor. Vr.RMONT POLITICS VIA WASHINO-TON-MOONSHINI-: AND Till: SILLY SI3ASON IN CONJUNCTION. (I'roni the St. Albans Messenger.) The political silly season has now fairly set In at last when such .ains as this purporting to lie a Washington des patch to The Ronon lleuld ate spun for the dolce-Ulion eif gullible Vermont ters. "The two senators nnd two member" of the Vermont ilclag.uinn are watch ing closely the tatlcs of Ciov. Charles J. Hell. When the governor aiinoiiiv-e-il. a few iI.i.ts ,iKo. thai he would neit run for a second term, the friends of ('ol. Kit" llaskins of the second elis triet weie much concerned. It looked to theiu as though iloveriior I'ell were pieparing to enter the uiec for Congics, and that Colonel llaskins would have to try title with him for the nomination At present Colonel llaskins and hs col leagues on the delegation in congr's, feel much easier. Letters have been re ceived hetc from different parts ot' the second district. These are s.iiel to indi cate, that Governor Rell hupes for a rc nomlnation as governor, notwithstanding his declaration, and that he expects li s popularity will hi lug him a renomlnation Furthermore, according to these letters Colonel llaskins will be able to give Gov ernor Rell a haul tinsel If the governor should want to run for Congress. As one of the delegation remarked to-d.iv, 'Kit' is something of a farmer himself, anil (lovernor Hell could not monopolize tho Granger vote. Colonel llaskins is a member of the aariculrrial . committee. whe re lie puts in hard licks for Verinnnt ers, and that would be" to Ills advantage should there be a popular lest. The view aniline Vermonters in Congress in Consn'ss now is that Rell will have an other term as governor, and that both the' present Vermont members of th Hou-e will be re-elected." It used lo be one of the canons of newspaper romancing in the da. of a saner journalism of this erratic type that the story should contain at least the essential element of some truth, even If the writer d'd succeed In Investing it with a pretty warm rhetorical color ing or distort some fact in It out of Its true relative proportion, Rut there Is a class of newspaper readers, a fast in creasing class, more's tin- pity, that is not content to nail normally prohibit things about the ambitions and plans of men In public life but for which must dally be dished up all manner of absurd "news" writing of tln kind, and the Irresponsible' press of the laud anil too often the responsible press busies it self with keeping lu circulation for Its benefit a bewildering variety of biz arre effects in startling revelations uiel cxpoMiics of alleged political Intrigue that sniiitinies amounts in a positive Insult to the intelligence of the aver age informed citizen atiiT ohs.-rver. ' It Is not surprising that some news papers should be tempted to descend to this policy when (he demand is so keen for II, because it has been trulv said over anil over again that the newspapers of the land are to a gieit clent what their readers make them. Hut it i" some what rematknble that in this elav and generation with all the opportunities for first-hand or equally reliable information available and with the wide range of means whereby the probabilities of such gossip may easily be tested und the nat ural and probable acts of public men un der given elrciiiustancn reasonably ac ciirali'ly forecasted ami anticipated there should still remain in evidence a considerable class of leaders so utterly gullible and unsophisticated as to swal low greeilly and with apparent confi dence such ridiculously preposterous talcs that public men are doing or are about lo do the veiy opposite thing from that which the very nature and forco of clrcumstnnces in all respects empha tically Indicates that they cannot or will not do. If Governor Rell has denied to con test the nomination for congressman from the second district with Congress man llaskins this year, be has thus for made no public announcement of It, That he Is suspected of deliberating such de. signs Is no secret, but di'lihernllnn and decision ate far fioni sviionvmnus, Hut whatever his eventual course In this re- ganl. there Is no more probability of his being a. candidate for te-elcctloii to the governorship than there Is that ho hns suddenly Inst Hie sagacity and .shrewd ness that has thus far made his poli tical career so successtu1 one Is almost Justified lu sa.vlng tli.it there would have to be a political revolution In Vermont before any man In public life to-day could succeed lu election to a second term In tiro goveiuorhlp. and the least that Im partial Judgement might do for Governor Hell under the circumstances would be to give hlui credit for ordinary horse sense, When the list ot deserving riicti nuvv ellglblo to the governorship is exhausted, or when thn great part of them are con tent to needlessly postpone the gr.Hlfta tlou of their legitimate nmbltioii for u number of years until some man already tho recipient nt all tho honor tho orflro ean bestow can enjoy a. double period of Its dignity. Influence, and power, then we may expect sonic gej, man liko Gov ernnr Rell to he re-elected with elrecr rnl willingness. j,u wllPn u,.u ,,av (awM upon tho present generation of Vermon ters, we may all set nut our pots and kettles In the front yard bc-airso the heavens will fall and wc shall havei larks for breakfast. POINTS FOR SHIPPERS, Railroad Men ilvc Tips to llns(on Mrr chnnlx More f.'nre In Routing (ionds Urged by Trnfflo Mnnngers. The March Issue, ot the Rostnn Mer chants' association bulletin contain-- soi.io Interesting eorrespondenco growing on' of the recent confere-nr-e 0f local trad associations and representatives ot the railroads to consider the annoying mat ter or delayed freight shipments. As a result of the conference It was ngreed that the representatives of th railroads present should prepare and for ward a lr;tt,r to See. K. 11. Yvaleott ol the conference, giving Informat.on of Diet freight cats loaded nt the' different freight terminals each day. In the appended extracts ftom the let. ters received, some veiv practical nig. gestlons are made to local merchant. Freight traffic manager M. T. Dono.n of tho Roston & Maine writes; "We ap preciate lo tho fullest extent tne, im lortance to the merchants of Roian ha v. Ing such first-class transportation fie,l. ties a will enable them to fill theli orders promptly, and have, the- r ship ments reach destination with the Ir.i possible delay, and wo stand ready a' all times to cooperate with tho Roston mei chants to make our service first class in every respect. If the RoMon merchants, receive complaints that thelr goods di not reach destination promptly, P is very important that the attention of this dc. partmcnt be called t-i such delays, and Immediate steps will be taken to infs. tlgnto cause- of the delay, anil measures taken which will prevent Its recurrence. General freight agent II, M. Rlscne of the Roston & Albany sends the follow nc "Regarding delays to west-bound frelghf, I think It was generally agreed that th delays complained of were confined large. ly to freight destined to small towns In New York and Pennsylvania, our servleei being generally satisfactory to the larger cities and towns, for which freight li offeicd us in sufiiclent quantities to en able us to make straight cars runn'ng through to destination without transfer. "I also understand it was con- ed'd that tho delays complained ot were with thi connections ot the Roston roads, and tha? tho service given so far as tho Initial lines are concerned. Is satisfactory. W woulil be glad to explain to any one H o particulars of our service to any po.r', or to give any further information. "If any merchant has a compla irf re garding service we would like to hear from his promptly, giv.ng full pi -ticulars. Wo will investigate su. It com Plaints promptly, and, if the trouble s on our line, apply a remedy. It the trouble Is with our connections, we w II promptly take the matter up with them and try to bring about an improved service." General Freight Agent V. S. Holbrnok, of the New York, Hew Haven & Hait ford, writes; "I suggest that the merchants of Bos ton make a careful study of quick routea to destination, and instruct Ihclr sales men to teeniest the consignee in each and every Instance where they sell goods tu order them shipped via the best and quickest route, from the shipping poll f to destination, and, if a consignee points out to the salesman a route wh h tne salesman knows must be slow, or slovvi than other faster routes, and le llnds rh.it the consignee Is usmg that route ' save a few rents at the expense of losn g i a great deal ot time ooin ror ine smpi ami the consignee, I think the salesm.i ..in easily show the customer that the will both sacrillce business needlessly i older to save an insignificant sum of money. "Spppose a salesman does get an or der to ship via a slow route, a ii t ! shipper forcibly diverts the slilpiiKe'i ' what he knows Is a fast route, nnd the customer makes a reduction of 2o ce- as a result of the diversion, would it r be policy for the shipper to stand a few deductions of this character and pr -servo his trade rather than to lose R e i some other city which Is nearer the i tnrner? I do not mean to invito com plaints which aie on the face of the in unreasonable, but I am prepared to en tertain a good many nut easonablc com plaints, together with the reasonable ones, with the hope that the general re sult will be benellclal to the Koston mer chants and to tho New Haven road." Rrletly stated, the representatives of the transportation companies claim that much of the trouble caused by delayed freight deliveries Is due to careless rout ing by shippers, and that complaints, to bo effectually investigated, Mioutd be undo promptly at the time of oceiit rence, Accompanying the Utters from wIih'i the above extracts arc made were bsi, of cars, dates, time or departure and other data of interest to shippers. As soon as all the Information obtainabl- Is lu shape tho representatives nf thev commercial organizations will take ac tion as to the next step. Meanwhile, the best of good ri M it - hns characterized all interviews i.ul correspondence and it is hoped that good may icsult. rOINTRD PARAGRAPHS. Kveu tho prepaid telegram goes on k More men aio willing to lend an c ir than a hand. Kverythlng comes quickly to those who refuse to wait. The more a man talks the less time he has for achieving success. It isn't difficult to forgive those who wiong our neighbors. No, Almrzn, a light-haired woir n Isn't necessarily light-headed. Charity is the Icnn some people apply to their conscience-fund contributions A man never accomplishes mil' h unliss he has a wife to boss him-so a woman says. If a man Is unable to show ? ars on s fingers he never learned to whittle w n a boy. Rut few men will pass through tho pearly gates If St. Peter springs an in vestigating committee on them l-'iilly rrlue-tenths of tho so-called tough lijck in this wot Id is due to a combina tion of poor judgment and lazinef. Don't try to get back nt a man by sav ing that you are just as good as he is It's up to you to be n great deal better. Kveu though a young man may consider a girl ivorth her weight in gold It s ten to one that her father only awaits a chanco to give her a way, Chicago News, Pimples, blotches and all other spring trembles arc cured bv lnud S.itsa parllla the inoi effective of all spring medicines..