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THE BURI INGTON FREE PRESS : THURSDAY AUGUST 30, 1906.
13 Calm age Sermon f By Rev. Frank Do Witt Talmagc, D. D. I.os AtiRi'los, Cnl Aiir. 20, In tills Bi'nnon tlio prenchr-r gives nn nttoKctli or now interpretation to n imssnRO which tenches lis that find's mercies anil blessings Rotnelltnes como to us In KtrniiKO disguises. Tho text Is I.ulco xll, 40, "I nin como to send Are upon tlio earth." To the castinl lllblo reader these, nine fronts may seem to convey a meaning Which It la hard to reconcile with other lnssnges. You ennnot understand how Christ can ho called tho "I'rluce of I'eaco" and yet how ho could send flro upon the earth. "Flro," you nay "why, tiro la tho agent of denth, not tho fore runner of life. It Is the most ruthless Sestroyer known to man." Go today through any of our great forests, and what do you see printed by the road sides? It Is a warning to the campers mid the travelers to beware of smarting a forest fire. Why do the governmen tal otllclnls In Yellowstone purl; and Yoaemlte and in many of the mountain reserves refuse to allow the cutnper to parry a shotgun? Is it for fenr that ho Will kill game out of season? Perhaps that is one reason, but tho chief reason Is that the forest rangers are afraid that the shotguns might set lire to die woods. Have you never nttended a rountry college and witnessed tho fleadly forest tires burn for weeks aud weeks upon tho mountain side? AVliat was tho only danger the western cow boy feared worse than the Indian's Warwhoop? It was the prairie fire, Which could lick up tho dead grasses faster than horse could run or deer could scurry away. Have you ever lead of tho unsheathed sword of (ire Which razed Moscow to the ground? These llames were able to devour the Indomitable ambitions of the "Little L'orsicau." Will our people ever forget tho ghastly tragedy that destroyed Ameri ca's western metropolis, which over looked the Golden tJate of Pan Fran cisco bay? One of the first lessons we teach our children is to leave matches nlone and fear the danger of tire. Yet the so called "Prince of Peace" says, "I am come to send fire upon tlio earth." How can you explain this anomaly? I can only suggest sonic of the effects of lire, which may givo us n hint of our Lord's meaning, for, though we may look upon fire as an iigency of death, we cannot forget that it may become in God's hands an agency of eternal life and of the pur est and the best of all earthly lives. May God help us as we try to under stand these holy words. A Sj-mbol at Heat. Fire, in the first place, is the symbol of heat. Heat is the symbol of life. Therefore wo find that all true life comes from God, even as all heat of me earui primarily comes irom ine fires of the sun. In every bird that Hies, in every bee that hums, in every squirrel that chatters, in every flower that grows, in every tree that rustles nnd In every human being that walks we see the great divine fact illustrated that the (iod who sent fire upon earth Is the great God who was nnd is the Creator of nil. Now, the fact that all animal aud vegetable life is dependent upon tire and heat for creation and de velopment is well understood. I am sitting upon the farmer's kitchen porch, and I hear a cackling noise. The old speckled Plymouth Itock hen Is callinc: "I have laid an ecu! I have laid an egg! I am going to hatch out n little chicken, for I have laid an egg!" But the farmer's wife has another use for the egg. Each morning sho goes nnd takes that egg away from tho hen. Fhe Is absolutely merciless in tills re spect. She cooks for her summer boarders the best food for a breakfast -namoly, a fresh laid egg. When you break It open, there it lies cut in half, with its center of gold covered over with Its wrappings of purest white. The sjiow could not Vie whiter than tlio albumen of a now lnld egg. At last the old hen grows tired of having her eggs raten, so she. In turn, finds a secret nest. Ehe files away to the top of the hay loft, or she rocs off to tlio other side of the grain field nnd crawls under nn old board near the fence, and there she makes her nest. Day after day tlio white beauties grow in number. Tho old feathered fowl keeps very still nbont her secret. When you go out and say, "Riddle, where Is your nest?" she looks as Innocent as an old owl. Then niter twelve or thirteen of those eggs have been lnld side by side Wddlo suddenly disappears. She comes nround once a dny for food, but that Is nil. Then nf'er three works you hear II Hll'ill CUUUJIUllUN, illlll UJ IU U1U Kitchen door marches the proud mother, lending a largo brood of fuzzy little creatures which are her children. Now, how were tho contents of thoso eggs turned into llttlo living creatures? Simply by tho agency of heat. Day after day and week after week thnt old lien sat upon thoso eggs. Sho' sat so long thut the feathers were worn off her breast, Sho sat so long that her breast beennio Ilko flro. Tho warmth of her body went Into tho eggs, nnd that warmth developed thcro tho llttlo forms of llfo which grow until they wero nblo to burst asunder tho shells nnd walk forth lis perfect chickens. "Why do you not plant your (lowers aud vines on this side of tho house?" I nskod a wealthy gentlemnn at whoso 001111117 homo I wu stopping, "Thoso nrchways would form a perfect trellis where the vinos could cling. Thou, tho first view tho visitor has of the house Is from this driveway, In lead of planting most of your flowers toward tho east sldo of tho liouso I would plant them on tho west." "Ah," aUI my frloiid, "nothing I wuuld llko iutter lhan that, hut my flowers will not grow hero. You must remember that tho sun risen In thu east and that means thnt during tho morning hours tho wosl side of my house is bhut out from tho Hunt of tho mm, That means tho ground hoo Is always cold. Seeds nnd llowcra must Imvo heat In which to grow." Heat means llfo for tlio vegetable world, and cold" always means death, Ho you see thnt flro Is not always destructive, hut la tho sym bol of life. Now, when I honr Christ say, "I am como to send flro upon tho earth," In a broad son so I noein to lwar Christ say, "I am como In order to put children Into tho cradles of tho nurseries and to weigh down tho or chard branches with fruits and to cov er up tho harvest fields with golden headed grain nnd to fill tho gardens with busy bees and to hatch out tlio salmon eggs which hnvo lain In tho shallows of tho rivers," Oh, tho won ders of nnluro as rovealed In tho mi raculous creations of life! Ilnvo -you over censed to bo amazed nt tho first seiitenco of tho Apostles' Creed, "I be hove in God tho Father Almighty, Mak er of heaven nnd earth, and In Jesus Christ, his only Sou, our Lord?" IVpeil of a PrpTltlencc, Utter folly Is It to deny the Father hood of God nnd the divinity of Jesus Christ as revealed in tho creations of nature. Many years ngo In n debating society the Karl of Rochester, in order to fill out the list of debates, tried to prove that this world had no need of an overruling or a creating rrovldouco. After ho had finished his speech nnd won the applause of his nuditors ho turned nnd said, "How can a man who walks upright, who sees the wonderful creations of God and has the use of his senses and reason use them to the de nying of his Creator?" So say wo all of us. When we witness the miracu lous effects of heat In the creation of life, we bow before the great God who has built the fires of reproduction upon every hillside and In every valley, whether wo see that life illustrated in (lie wing of a bird, the leaf of a tree or in the throbbing heart of a mortal and yet immortal man. But I find that fire is the symbol of purification as well as of creation. When Christ says ho will send fire, I remember that one of his purposes is to take the dross out of the hard me tallic heart. This is as truly n part of his mission as to create the seeds of life and by heat burst those seeds into the white blossoms of tho springtime. Tho more I study Christ's llfo the more I am impressed with the fact that Christ continually has to make us over nnd purify ns, even as the nuggets of gold must be burned hi the smelting furnaces to separate tho alloy from tho true gold. "What," you say; "all?" Yes; all. There Is no exception to tho rule. We have all erred and strayed llko lost sheep. We have all followed too much the devices and the desires of our own hearts. There is none that doeth good iio. not one. Atmosphere Not Antiseptic. We have all been contaminated by sin from tho very atmosphere which we have breathed. To a certain extent It Is possible in an operating room to keep the patient's wound free from poisonous Infection. In the first place, the patient before being operated upon has his body thoroughly cleansed. Then ho is etherized nnd carried to the operating table. There every instru ment and every piece of furniture and cloth has been made antiseptic to receive the patient. There the nurses and the doctors are ail dressed in pure, clean, antiseptic linen. They even wash their hands, their fnces nnd their hair in carbolic solution. The very atmosphere is filtered through apertures covered with gauze. Thus is the sick patient cared for In the oper ating room. The attendants are thus careful thnt no external dust or impu rity touch that patient. But the atmos phere we breathe In life is not made antiseptic from sin. The hnnds thnt touch us upon the streets are not al ways pure hands. The lips which speak to us are not always pure lips. Behold, we were born in sin; we have grown up amid tho vitiating atmos phere of sin! Though we have again and again bowed at the mercy seat and made the publican's prayer, "God be merciful to me, a sinner," yet today we find that we have just as great a need of Christ tho Purifier as we ever had of Christ the Creator of our souls aud physical bodies. Now, how docs Christ purify our lives? It is done by the hot fires of trouble. A fire is always the best of nil purifiers. I stand nt one of the great kiln doors of an Kast Liverpool pottery. I say to the potter: "What are you doing? Why are you making those llrcs so hot?" "To bako tho clay," ho answers. "Why do you bako tho clay?" I nsk. "To get the Impuri ties out of it," he answers. Then I stand nnd hear the roaring noise of those seething flames. They leap, they hiss, they try to burn asunder tho heavy, massive brick walls which are confining them. As I peer through the little hole I seem to hear the clay calling: "Let me out! Oh, let me out! They nro burning me to death!" "No," answers the potter; "we nro not de stroying you; wo nro merely taking the Impnrltles out of you." Not only do they burn some of tho clay once, but twiee and even thrice. Knch time tho furnaces are made hotter. Then the clay comes forth ns the beautiful vase, perhaps with Its sides painted into a flower garden by n master artist or Into the exquisite features of a beauti ful maiden, to be among tho treasured wedding gifts of a king's bride. I step ncross tho bending, twisting, winding Ohio river, filled with its great freight boats and lined with its mighty railroads, and I enter tho black, smoking henrt of a great city nnd stand In ono of tho huge foundries that have made Pittsburg so famous around tho world. I see the stalwart workmen moving about the fires. In their wclrdness they look llko the mov ing spirits ot Dauto's "Inferno." Then I seo tho men tossing tho iron oro Into tho huge roceptnelo in which It be comes molten us n river of flro. Then I seo tho river of flro rolled out Into huge bars uud tempered nnd ullowod to cool, "What nro you dolug, work oien?" I usk. "Making stool." "Whntl Making steel out of that filthy, base Iron oro?" "Yes; steel Is nothing moro or less thiin crudo liou purified by flro uud tempered urlght, Thut Iron ore thu 11 yet bo changed Into stool rails, over which tho hugo locomotives will run, uud Into steel beutus to hold up tho bridges thut will spun thu rivers, uud into steel columns which will mnku It possihlo for the twenty story office buildings to lift themselves lit our large elites, iron oro culd never do this unless It had Us alloys of baser motals taken out of It." What Is true of the pottery Industry and tho steel Industry is also true of tho hot fires which are built about the sands aud tho sodas and the limes aud salts of' tho glass Industries. Thcso fires not only uiako theso substances molten, but they also burn all the impurities out of them. Thus Christ purities us by tho hot fires of trouble. lie burns us and keeps on burning us that wo may be like unto himself. So I begin to seo that when Christ says, "I am como to send flro upon the earth," ho may mean a fire that shall purge and purify us and make us tit for his com panionship In heaven. The 9 mi Krnnclsco Fire, I have already mentioned tho Snn Francisco fire. I was in that city whllo It was burning. I snw some of tho buildings In llames nnd heard there some of the tottering walls being dynamited. But tho most impressive place to me In all San Francisco was where I stood amid tho smoldering walls of Its Infamously famed China town. A prominent San Francisco minister wns with uie nt the time. Wo had not spoken for some time when he said: "Is it not awful? And yet, awful as It Is, you must bear In mind one fact this is the first time for fifty years man has ever been nble to look upon Chinatown and call It morally pure and clean." Friend, you have been having a hard time of late. Your troubles have been coming thick and fast. My, how quickly your money wont. Your baby! It seemed sho left you In the twinkling of an eye. You nre still pale nnd weak from that Inst dnugej-ous Illness. You nro like Chinatown. The walls may seem to bo broken and blackened, but they nre clean walls. God hns been purify ing you by his hot fires of trouble, no has been smelting tho dross of sin out of your sinful heart. In the hot, hissing, seething furnaces of tronblo ho has been making you like unto him self and Is encompassing you by his arms of love. Hear ye not his sen tence, "I am como to scud fire upon the earth?" But God's fires do not allude only to the llames of creation and of purifica tion. Without doubt they allude to the fires of battle and carnage as well. If a human being will not be purified by the hot furnaces of trouble, then ho must fight God nnd fight him to tho death. In the book of Eccleslastes we read, "There is a time to rend nnd a time tcrscw, a time to keep silence and a time to speak, a time to love nnd a time to hnte, n time of wnr nnd n time of pence." Yes, thcro is a time for gospel carnage. Aud Christ further more said, "He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathereth not with mo scattercth abroad." In other words, you nnd I must be mustered under Christ's stnndnrd aud warm our selves by the campflres or else we must bo enrolled among the cohorts of his 'enemies nnd have different counter signs and different purposes for which we fight. These fires of my text nro tho conflagrations of an Invading army upon the march, as well as tho signal flames which shall announce to the world u universal peace. A Came or m. Blessing. Now, war may be a curse or It may bo a blessing. It depends' upon the purposes or causes for which we fight. And when I speak thus I have well in mind the awful cost. "Give mo the money that has been spent In war," said a noted speaker, "and I, will pur chase every foot of land upon the globe. I will clothe every mau, woman nnd child in an attire of which kings and queens would be proud. I will build n schoolhouse on every hillside and In every valley." That eulogy of tho power of peace wns most beau tifully said, but, though past wars may have shed rivers of blood, I do not believe the awful gashes of the soldiers' grave trenches were too deep or too wide for the blessings which many of them brought to this suffering world. Were not the blessings which came to mankind from the overthrow of the feudal system worth their sacrifices of human life? What was the Intrinsic vnluo of a few thousand or even a few million lives in compnrison to tho freedom of tho home nnd snnctlty of our loved ones nnd the independence of n man's life, whereby he could put his arm about his daughter nnd say to a petty king who clnlmed to be his mnster: "Hands off. She Is my child. She Is mine?" Were not all the sac rifices for religious freedom wfll made? Would you put out the fires which burned to death the mortal llfo of Ridley, Latimer, Huss, Savonarola, if in order to do it we had to go back and grope jibout amid the superstitions and the tyrnnnles of the dark ages? It Is said when Gustavus Adolphus, the great king of Sweden, was fighting his last battle at Lutzen that amid tho rear and crash of carnage a little frighii!nsl bird knew not where to go, so he alighted upon tho shoulder of the mighty warrior. Gustavus reached up and took the little fluttering heart In his hand. Then he spoke a few soothing words to the bird nnd hid it nway for protection inside of Ills own armor. After Gustavus was slain and tlio loving soldiers reverently gathered about tlio Weeding corpse it is sulci that this little bird flew out of tho cloak of tlio dead warrior, and no soon er did ho start to fly nway than he be gau to slug. Dnrnt Up by Fire. Hnve there been no blessings born of that awful period of flro and blood In our own nation's history? That was n Are that desolnted homes, north nnd south, that destroyed property, bereft families, broko many hearts. But was It all loss? Is It nothing that tho curso of slavery was burnt up In tbnt flro? Has not tho brotherhood that now binds north nud south beoji cemented lu thnt flro? Hns It not mado civil war henceforth a thing hatoful and Impos sible in our borders? Now, GocL, has u never ending wnr against sin. Ho nmkos no compromise with sin. no Is going to tight sin to the death. The saloon must go, Tlio brothel must go. Bin must go, God will not yield one Inch to ovll, With him It Is an ex terminating war, This wnr Is to bo como Uoreor aud moro decisive, inoro uilooiupi'oinlsing rut h your, God says: "Hlu must go, Hlu must 'and shall bo annihilated," Thus, us tho two great armies, (he nrmy In bluo nnd the imuy In gray, vised (o eueump upon the pp. poelto sides of the Fotomac and you could see their long lines of different campflres, so there nro two lines of campflres today. They are not tho campflres of brothers who will yet bo nt peace, but of eternal uncompromis ing foes. The two Hues ure distinct and separate. These two campflres nro warring against each other. By which enmpflro arc you nnd I? But, lastly, I learn from the words of my text that God's fires nre to bo tho flres of triumph. Tho same soldiers who plod wearily along upon their forced marches and tramp through tho long hours of' the night doing sentinel duty; tho sumo soldiers who, week aft er week nnd month nfler month nnd yenr nfter year, suffer exile from homo and loved ones; tho sumo soldiers who make the battlefields destructive, with the flames leaping out of the cannons' mouths and with the tongues of lire spitting bullets from rifle barrels, nro the soldiers who will most Joyfully build the enmpfircs ot triumph nfter glorious pence has been declared. It is snld that when tho peace agreement wns signed at Appomattox every com pany plied on the wood lu Its com pany streets. Then, ns the flames lenp ed higher nnd higher, the soldiers, llko a lot of schoolboys, Joined hnnds and danced about these flies. They kept singing: "No more war; no moro war' I'eato has been declared! We arc all going home to our loved ones! No more war! Thank God, no more war!" Not only were the fires in celebration of peace built In the armies, but these fires were also built in tho streets of our northern cities, and every hillside nnd every fertile valley was aflamo with them. In the south, too, there wns Joy that the long nnd bitter struggle had ended. It had not ended ns the south hoped, but at least there was an end of of the slaughter, an end of sacri fice and of parting. Mothers as well as gray haired fathers, nnd wives and sisters and daughters as well as sweet hearts, wept about these flres. They wept tears of Joy. They embraced aud kissed ench other, for now the war was over. And the soldiers wero to como home. The firesides were again to be filled. "War, no more war!" was tho cry everywhere. "Blessed peace blessed, triumphant peace!'' Thus shall It be when our Divine Leader shall bo triumphant over sin. Then the camp fires of war shall be clinnged Into the leaping flames of triumph. Sin shall bo forever done away. Hear ones shall then be reunited. Oh, the glorious tri umphant fires of earth and heaven when God shall conquer all his enemies and everlasting peace and everlasting reunions shall be ours. Can heaven be a truly happy place for our loved ones If we arc not there to sing with them the song of redemp tion nnd of Moses and the Lamb? One of tho saddest sights I ever witnessed was when the Second Illinois regiment was about to leave for the Spanish American war. I wns Its chaplain. Just before we left the armory tho cry was taken up, "Does any one know u man by the name df So-and-so?" "What is the matter?" I asked. One of the majors turned to mo and said: "A young boy ran nway from homo to enlist. His mother Is here, and sho thinks he enlisted in our regiment. She wants to bid him good by and give him her blessing." No sooner did the major speak thus than I saw this little old mother In faded dress among the soldiers. I followed her. She looked from face to face, and as she looked she kept saying: "Do you know whore my boy Is? Do you know my boy?" Not a soldier laughed. JIurdly an eye was dry. Why? They were watching a mother's breaking heart hunting for a lost child. Can it be that such a scene ns tills shall lie repeated in heav en on account of our absence? Can It be that In the most momentous hour of all time, when Christ Fhall build his fires jof triumph, our mothers and fa thers and our wives nnd dear ones nnd our Christ shall bo looking in vain for our faces nmong the rejoicing hosts of licnvcn? Shall It be? Shall some of us never be seen by the campflres of heav en which shall leap and blaze when the flaming torches of sin shall bo for ever snuffed out? Copyrlnht, lOOfl. by Louis Klopsch. IIott thr Grent I'rnsiiln Hntehm. It may interest you to know that tho grent penguin of the southern cir cle standing with its head as high ns a man's wnlst, hatches its eggs lu u pe culiar manner. These are not laid upon the ground nnd brooded on after the rammer of most birds' eggs. Tho femnle lnys two largo eggs. Tho first sho hands over to tho male bird, the other she keeps. Tho egg Is held on the upper surface of the large flat feet, and is pushed up under the waistcoat of thick feathers. It Is there held close to tho body, whose warmth gradually vitalizes the young bird. So tenacious nre the pnrent birds of this grip thnt if you knock one of them over it will fall on its back with its feet stuck stiffly out, still clutching the egg to Its body. Saturday ItevleW. Tommy ntul III Pets. The British soldier Is Inordinately fond of his animal pets and has also the reputation of coveting those of his neighbors, particularly dogs and mon gooses. Parrots he simply adores, nnd It is calculated that their strength In tho service is lu the proportion of at least six birds a Tommy, lie Is sup posed to teach them to be personal In their language, but ns a matter of fact Tommy is for some unaccountable rea son a very emotional man, nnd his birds ns often ns not hnve to submit to n sound musical education, hymns being ns often tnught them as tho comic songs of tho day. Allahabad l'loueer, The Sunie Old Dlah. Two thousand yenrs ngo the chafing dish wns used by the Greeks nud Ito- ninns. It was so popular that It was used for a tnblo ornament, just ns floral pieces nro used now. Hluy re lates that the rrnglc actor, .flSsopus. had a dish worth 1,000 sestercll. No doubt then, as at tho present time, the actor enjoyed his hot midnight menl tilled with grateful appreciation of tho chnf Ing dish. An Inspiration, "Of eourso," said tho new rector, "you hopo evontunlly to reside In a heavenly mansion whore "Oh. ves." Interrupted ills Unnlscb, "mid I do hopo It Won't bo too closo to tho heavonly huts of the poor.' Catho lic Htnndurd uud Tlmeit- BOILER BLOWN UP A Freakish Explosion on N. Y. 0. Causes Death of Engine Crew. TRAIN RAN ON POWERLESS All Fii ii r Trneks niockeil lr Holler Lifted Ilodlly nnd Thrown 100 !et XniroiT Escapes for Ejo Witnesses from Flying Iron. Llttlo Falls, N. V., Au. 20. The boiler ot freight locomotive No. 2433 of tho New York Central & Hudson Hlvor railroad exploded west of horo to-day, causing- tho death of En glncr Chris Wugner of Albany and Fireman Edward Hall of Oneida. Tho locomotive was drawing a henvy cast bound freight and had just passed tower 25 when tho explosion occurred. The boiler was thrown from the trucks IiIbIi In the air nnd landed on Its end 100 feet nway. Mocking all four tracks of the road. A freak of the explosion wns t lint neither tho driving wheels nor tender of the engine was thrown from thu tracks, but ran on with tho train for a quarter ot a mile. Engineer Wagner wns thrown from thu cab njul struck on the mils of the pas Fencer track. Death was almost Instan taneous ns his skull was frightful crushed. Fireman Ilnll wns thrown out of the cao on tho other side of the engine and his back was broken. Ho was removed to the Herkimer hospital whore death soon resulted. Eye witnesses of the- accident had nar row escapes from being Injuied by Hying pieces of Iron, One piece of the locomo tive was hurled a quarter of a mile and knocked down a telephone line. Tlio en gine had Just taken water at Herkimer. The Yellow Kevor flerm has recent,- been discovered. H bears a close resemblance to tho malaria germ. To free the system from disease germs, tho most effective remedy Is Dr. King's New Life Pills Guaranteed to cure all di seases due to main la poKon and con stipation. 23c. at J. W. O'Sulllvan's. All druggist. TELEPHONE PICNIC WITH SONG. (From tho Telephone Journal.) Ot August j the subscribers and stork lolriers of the Citizens' Telephone com pany of Hanfleld, Mich., met for their first annual picnic. The company Is com posed of fanners living In the southeast? era part of Harry county, and has about 2W subscribers. Nearly all the people con nected with the company met at Fine akc. The picnic was opened by a swig sung to tho tunc of "My Country, "Xls of Thee" with words as follows': "My phone, It Is of thec, Blest type of "-liberty, Of thee wc sing. Phone that lias well ben tried, Phone of the people's pride, From morn till eventide Let praises ring. "Here's to Its grand success, May every home possess One of Its type. May It for fieedoin stand. May it in this bread land He IT on every hand, For evermore." A NEW VERSION. Old Mother Hubbard She went to the cupboard For meat for her dog, it Is said. Some beef did she find, Of the packinghouse kind, And now the poor cannle is dead. Denver Post. MRS. WIHSLOW'S SOOTHING SVW ana bona uei br Mllll mn ot Mother tor tliolr clilldran while Teetlitug for oror Fifty Yenr. it AnoLhM the chllil. softens thu crumb, allayc ( I all ptln. ourno wind collo, and 1 tho 'yr.t i I remedy for diarrhea. I YOUR FAMILY HISTORY SHOULD BE PRINTED WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF QKNE OLOGICAV. WORK. FREE PRESS ASSOCIATION, BUKUKOTON, VT. TRAVEL VIA THE TOURIST CAR LINES OK THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY Reduced ruled for one way necond cIiinh ticket to the Pnclflc Count Aug. 27 n Oet. 31, Inclimlve. THROUGH TOURIST OARS TO THE COAST, ALSO TO CHICAGO. Write for rate nnd full letnlU of train service F. R. PERRY, D.P.A., O.P.R., 302 WaalilnKton St., Ronton. 730,000 DE LAVAL ' CREAM SEPARATORS Save $(0.-to $15.-Per Cow Every Year Of Use Over All Gravity Setting Systems And At Least $5.- Per Cow Over All Imitating Separators. While They Last From Two to Ten Times Longer Than Any Other Machine. Send for New THE 'DE' LAVAL 74 Cortlandt Street, NEW YORK. OVKR n.OOO RRANCIIES UEFI-ECTIONS OF A HACIIEIJR. A woman's Ideal of a houso Is all closets ' nnd pantries. I There Is Just as much room In a fiat ns In it palace to quarrel. Tho people who shout loudest for a revolution are usually out of tho country where it Is taking place. When a woman says her husband loves his home i-hc means he opened a bureau , drawer without swearing at It. Thoso who have children have mighty few theories about raising them; they aro too busy with the facts ot feedlns and clothing them. New York Press. ESTATE OK HK.TSEV I.. STUART OK WESTKOHIl. IVo. the subscribers, havlnc been an- polnted by th" Honorable the Probate Court for tho District of Chittenden, Commissioners to receive, examine and adjust ho claims and demands of nil persons against tlio estate of liotsev I,. Stuart. Into of AVostford, lu said district, deceased, and also claims and demands exhibited in offset thereto; nnd six months from tho day of the dato lierr-of bolus allowed by said court for that purpose, we do there fore hereby kIvu notice that we will attend to the duties of our appoint ment at the lute residence of the de ceased in Weptford, In said district, on the 14th dny ot February, next, at 10 o'clock a. m. Dated this 13th day of August, 1300. ('. H. COUP.. JOHN" AI.EEN. 7,w3t Commissioners. ESTATE OK 11HXI1V .T. IJUIHJC OK HL'HI.I.VtiTO.V. STATE OF VERMONT, District of Chittenden. To all persons Interested In the es tate of Henry J. Dubuc, lato of llur llngton, in said district, deceased, GREETING: At a Probato Court, holden at llur llngton, within and for the district of Chittenden, on tho Hth day of August, lflOu, an Instiumcnt purporting to bo the last will and testament of Henry J. Dubuc, lato of Eurlington, in i-ald district deceased, was presented to thu court aforesaid, for probate. Ami It is ordered by said court that the 6th day of .September, 1006, at tho Probate Court rooms lu said llurling ton, bo assigned for proving said in strument, and that notice thereof bo given to all persons concerned, by publishing this order three weeks successively In the Hurlington Week Iv Free Press, a newspaper published n't Burlington, previous to tho tlmo ap pointed. horefore, you are hereby notified to appear before said court, at tho time place aforesaid, and contest tho probato of said will, if you have cause. Given under my hand at .itirlington, In said district, this 11th day of Au gust, IDOti. MARCELI.VS A. BINGHAM. 7,w3t Judge. I.AUltA K. intOWXEl.I.'S ESTATE. STATE OF VERMONT, District of Chit tenden. Tho Honorable Probato Court, for tho District of Chittenden. To tho heirs anil all persons Inter ested in the estate of 1-auru F. Brownell, latu of Burlington, deceased, GREETING: Whereas, application hath been maid to this court in writing, by tho admin istrator ot the citato ot Laura F. Brownell, Into of Burlington, deceased, praying for license and authority to sell the whole of the real estato of said de ceased, for the payment of debts and charges of administration, setting forth therein tlio amount of debts due from said deceased, tho charges of administration, tho amount of per sonal estato and tho situation of tho real estate. Whereupon, the said court appointed and assigned thu 12th day of September, 1900, at tho probato court rooms, In said dlttrlct, to hoar and Jecido upon said application and petition, and ordered pub lic notices thereof to be given to all por Fons Interested therein, by publishing paid order, together with the time and place of hearing, threo weeks succrsiva ly In the Burlington Weekly Free Press, it newspaper which circulates In the neighborhood of those persons Interest ed In said estate, all which publica tions shall be previous to the assign ed for hearing. Therefor you are hereby notified to ap pear before snld Court, at the time and place assigueu, uicn .wm unm in ftuu court, to make your objection to the planting of such license. If you see cause. Given under my hand, at tho Probate Court rooms, this 21st day ot August, 1900. MARCEL.LUS A. BINGHAM. 9,w3t Judge. MATI1.IIA PAIU.O'.s ESTATE. STATE OF VERMONT, District of Chittenden. Tim Honoiablo the Probato Court. for the District of Chittenden. To the heirs and ail persons inter ested in tho estate of Matilda Parlzo, ltito ot Colchester, deceased, GREETING: Whereas, application hath been made to this court in writing, by tho ad ministratrix of the estato of Matilda Parlzo, lato of Colchester, deceased, praying for license aud author ity to sell tho whole of tho real estate of said deceased, for the payment of debts and ohaiges of administration, setting forth therein tlio amount of debts dun from said deceased, thu charges of administration, tho ninount ot personal estato and the situation of the real estate. Whereupon, tho said Court appointed nnd assigned the ?th day of September, 1906, at the Probato Court rooms, In said district, to hear nnd decide upon said application nud petition, and or dered public notice thereof to be given to all persons Interested there in, by publishing said order, together with the time nnd place ot hearing, threo weeks successively in the Bur lliiKton Weekly Free Press, a news paper which circulates In the neigh borhood ot thoso persons Interested in said estate, all which publication shall be previous to the day assigned for hearing. Therefore, you aro hereby notlfUd to appear before said Court, at tho time, and place assigned, then and there In snld Court, to make your objections to tin' granting of such license, If joa see .cause. Given under my hnnd. at tho Pro bato court rooms, this 10th dny of Au- 9,w3t Judge. MAltCELLL'S A. BINGHAM, 8,w3t Judge. I ix Use 1906 Catalogue. SEPARATOR Canal & Randolph Sts., CHICAGO AND LOCAT, AGENCIES. USTATi: OK VII,I,IM 11. HAH PER PAWTI CKET, H. I. We, the subscribers, having been ap pointed by the Honorable tne Probate Court for the District of Chittenden, commissioners to lecelve, examine and adjust the claims and demands of ill p.rsnns sigalust the estate of William II. Harper, late of Pawtuckot, Rhode Islnnd, doeased, nnd also all claims and demnnds exhibited In offset there to; and six months from the day o tho date hereof being nllowed by said court for that purpose, we do therforc hereby give notice thnt we will at t"iid to the duties of our appointment nt the office of Ellhu n. Tnft, In Bur lington, In said district, on tho 1st day of Pcbrunry, nuxt, nt 10 o'clock a. m. Dated this 3d day of August, 1906. EI.IIH' It TA FT, El.MKR E, DAVIS. 7,wSt rommlssloners. ESTATE OK JAMES A. SMITH OP ni-HMMiTOX. We, the subscribers, having- ben ap pointed by the Honorable the Probata Court for the District of Chittenden commissioners to receive, examine and adjust the claims mil demnnds of al persons agaln-t the estate of .Temes A. Smith, late of Burlington, In said district deceased, ur.d also all claims and demands exhibited In offset there to; and six months from the day of tilt date hereof being allowed by said court for that purpose, we do therefore hereby give notice that we will attend to the duties of our appointment at th? office of the Stnndnrd lee company in Burlington. Vt., In said district on the second Tuesday of February, next, at lu o'clock a, m. Dated this 13th day of August, 1906. ROY L. PATRICK. ROBERT G STONE. 7,w3t Commissioners. I'HA.VK MORWAY'S ESTATE. STATE OF VERMONT, District of Chittenden. The Honorable tho Probato Court, for the District of Chittenden. To tho heirs and nil persons Inter ested In the estate of Frank Morway lato ot West Springllvld, Mass., de ceased, GREETING: Whereas, application hath been mnde to this Court in writing, by th ad ministratrix of the estate of Franlt Morway of West Springfield, Mass., praying for license and author ity to sell the whole of tho real estato of shJJ deceased, situated within tho State ot Vermont, rep resenting to said court that it would be beneficial to tho heirs and all persons interested In the es tate of said deceased, to sell the wholo of tho real estate ot said deceased, and convert the same Into money. Aud bringing Into Court tho consent and approbation in writing, of all the heirs to said estate, and setting forth tin situation of the real estate. Whereupon, the said Court appointed and assigned the 7th day of September, 1900, at the Probate Court rooms. In said District, to hear and decide upon said application nnd petition, and or dered public notice thereof to be given to all persons Interested therein, by publishing raid order, together with the time and place of hearing, three weeks successively in the Burlington Weekly Free Press, a newspaper which circulates in tho neighborhood of thoso persons Interested in said estate, all which publications shall bo previous to tlio day assigned for hearing. Therefore, you are hereby notified to appear before said Court, at tho time and place assigned, then nnd there in said Court, to make your objections to the rraiTting of such license, If you see cause. Given under my hand, at the Tro bate court rooms, this 20th day of Au gust, 1906. MARCELI.CS A. BINGHAM, 9,w3t Judge. WINKREIl R. JL'ARR'S ESTATE. STATE OF VERMONT. District ot Chittenden. The Honorable, tho Probate Court for the District of Chittenden. To the heirs and all persons Interested In the estate of Wlnfred R. Farr, late of Charlotte, in said district, deceased, GREETING: Whereas, application hath been made to this Court In writing, by the SUuln Istrator of tho estate of said decedent, praying for license and authority to sell the wholo of the real estate of said deceased, representing to said court, that It would be benellclnl to the heirs and all persons Interested In the estato of said deceased, to sell all of the real estate of said deceased, and convert the same Into money. And bringing into Court the consent and approbation in'writlng, ot all tho heirs to said estate residing in this State, and sotting forth the situation of the real estate. Whereupon, the said court appointed nnd assigned the 1st day of September, 1900, at the Probato Court rooms, In said district, to hear and decide upon said application and petition, and ordered public notice thereof to be given to all persons Inteiested therein, by publishing said order, together with the time and place ot hearing, thrve weeks succcssItm ly In the Burlinwton Weekly Free Press, a newspaper which circulates In the neigh borhood of those persons interested in said estate, all which publications shall bo previous to tho day assigned for hear ing. Theiefore. vou nre herobv notified tn appear before said court nt the time and plnce assigned, then and then In said court, to make your objection to tho granting of such license. If you see cause. Given under my hand, at the Prob.ua Court rooms, this 10th day of August, 1900. MARCELLUS A. BINGHAM, 7,v3t Judgo. ESTATE OK MAIIV G. WICKEIt OK CHARLOTTE. We, tho subscribers, having been ap pointed by tho Honoiablo the Probate Court for the District of Chittenden, V Ulll III me I. Mif. e. .iwt.t-, ua.iiuiuu uud adjust tho claims and demands of uu poisons iiKiuusi wio rnuiiG lu jmrv G. Wicker, Into of Charlotte. In said District, deceased, and also all claims and demands exhibited In offset thore- nnfl l months from tho ilav nf , V, r ditto hereof being allowed by aaloi court lor mat purpose, wo cio there-, foro hereby give notice thnt wa will uttond to the duties of our appoint meiit nt the office of H. M. Horton, IrH tho V. M. C, A. Building. In satd dis trict, on tho second Wednesdays oC September unci February, next, at 14 o'clock a, m., on each of said day's. Dated this Ifith day of August? 190ft il. M. HORTON, . A. W. HILL. 4 7,w3t- ConimlsslputM. Jj