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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS : THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, l'JOo.
REPORT OF FIITS .ttoniMy-Goneral Sends Governor Findings on Diseased Meat Issue. i - NO WARRANT FOR CHARGE ttnr or I Oitleers llnve Newr Sold ' DUcnscd Ment for rood Purposes Wlilcsprcnd Piihllcnlloti of Auothcr Accmallou to He Investigated. ' St. Johtisbury, Auk- 20. Tho report of Attorney-General Fltts tn Governor Bell on tho diseased mrat Issue was made ptililli' to-day. It la as fallows: . Uratlleboro, Vt., Am?. 23, 190G. The Hon. Charles .T. Hell, (iovcrnor ot Vonnnnt: I Dear tflr; Pursuant to Hie leanest lot l.letitonnnt Ciovornnr Stearns made 'during your excellency's absence from tho Htnto, I beg leave to report oon jrernliiK the published charge, that the I State of Vermont la a dealer in dis eased moat. On August J 4 1 li there first enmo to my attention n publica tion making tho charge that the Htnto of Vermont In a dealer In diseased meat nnd specifying therein, by way of affi davit, tho caso ot condemnation of 42 cows ot the herd of Frank T. Hutch inson of Worcester by tho Stnto cattle commission In November, 1H03. The affidavit ot Hutchinson does not di rectly charge that diseased meat was wold for food puipos-s, but It carries that Implication and Is so construed Aiy the parties publishing it. Immed- Jatoly upon Its coming to lay notice, I called it to tho attention of tho Htato's attorney ot Chittenden county, whoro .tho alleged offence Is claimed to have Won committed and learned from him that no complaint or Intimation of much a thins had ever been made to lilm. I Immediately directed him to carefully nnd fully Investigate tho anatter and report such facts as ho w-ould learn relating to this specific jchargo. ' Provlous to )0n), it was tho law of iVermont that in all cases when an hnimal was killed by order of tho cat Jtlo commissioners, Its carcass should Ibo burled. Tho Legislature nf lflol 'nmondod this law by providing that 1tho condemned animal should be dis posed ot as directed by the commls ifdoner in charge, (seo act No. 14fi of (3004). It seems to have been tho con templation of tho law from tho time W Its first enactment that all cattle "Showing any response to thu tuber ultn test shall be condemned by the tommlsslon nnd slaughtered and then, s was provided in Sec. 4S 1 5 ot Ver mont statutes, a post morion examina tion was required to bo mado and It tho animal was found by that examina tion to bo affected with tuberculosis, It Was to bo destroyed, It not, tho carcass xit tho slaughtered animal was to be ic turned to tho owner, who also received Iho full amount of Its apprised value, liy Iho act of No. K, of 1002, a requirement vas mado that the carcass should be Curled, which net was amended by the Tict of 1501 above gtioted. It appears that ho Stato cattle commission acting tin-' Jer tho last named law, have caused all londemned cattlo to be slaughtered, at Ihe slaughter house of some rendering or fertilizing plant, tomctlmes at tho plant ;cf tho Burlington Rendering company at 33urllngton, and i-omutlnios at plants of zliko character In Massachusetts, and that In all cases post morten examination is made, and any meat and any carcass fcvhlch shows disease, Is mafia Into fer tilizer, nnd only such ns aro shown to be freo from disease aro permitted to bo Jised for food purposes. Tho post mortem examination Is made under tho regula tions of tho t'nltcd States Rovcrnment. Thero has been no evidence brought to ho attention of the State's attorney or o me, nor has thero any intimation of Jiny, so far as I havo been ablo to learn Except as hereinafter stated, that the (meat of any carcass which is shown to be diseased, has ever been sold or used for tho food purposes. On tho contrary 1t appears that tho carcasses of all djs lased anlmal3 havo been destroyed nnd mado into fertilizer. Taking up specifically, the charge In tho Hutchinson matter, a careful perusal of Hutchinson's published affidavit bhows .that ho does not claim that the beef which he ru-rgests as htivlng been in the 'cooler ever cams from Ills cattlo. Ho states that ono hindquarler was mark ed "Paul Hirmaln, Hurllngton." A enre lul inquiry by State's attorney falls to 'rhow that thero is any such person in Burlington now or was at tho time stated In tha Hutchinson affidavit. Hutchtnson nnd Whitney, (tho party whoso publlsh d affidavit confirms Hutchinson), now 'tata to tha State's attorney that thoy cannot say what became of Hutchinson's rattle, that they do not Identify tho ttuartors soon In tho cooler as coming tfrom Hutchinson's herd. In fact that '"they sy that they did not, although jthey say that tho two forward quarters a.1 tn flirt nfTMavlt fcbowo.l on tho fertilizer. There scorns to be, thoroforo, no wnrraut for tho charge mado bated upon tho Hutchinson affidavit that tho stato of Its officers have told diseased meat for food purposes. In fact, llutchln ron, himself, docs not so stuto It. There would seem therefore, no reason for prosecuting anyone for anything that appears in tho Hutchinson matter. In tho Investigation which tho Slate's attorney has made, thero has come a complaint, mado now for tho first tlmo, from a former employe of tho Hurllng ton Pondering company, to tho effect that that company has sold moat which has been condemned. This complainant does not charge that tho Btato officers wero parties to it. Tho widespread publication of the charge In connection with Hutchinson's affidavit, and the complaints which havo tome In consequence of It nil tend to Injure the good name of tho State, and must Inevitably work groat harm to every raiser and seller of live stock In Vermont. Hut above all tho Iw must bo enforced and If anyone has been selling diseased meat for food purposes, ho will be pros ecuted to tho limit ot the law nnd must suffer the consoquonevs. Tho Stato Is entitled to hnvo the wholo matter proboil to the bottom. I hnvo thoroforo directed tho State's nt toriuy ot Chittenden county, to sum mon nil the complnlnnnts, nil employes and officers of tho Honderliift company and tho cattlo commission and their employes nnd all parties from whom there Is any Intimation that Informa tion enn bo obtained, to appear before the grand Jury at Burlington, tho first Wodncday ot September, nnd tho peo ple oT the State should understand that theie will bo 'prosecuted ns vigor ous and thorough an Investigation of tho matter ns ttws officers of the law aro able to malte. Anytjno who has Information beartng upon the subject, Is requested ti , communicate with State's Attorney -tShcrinan at Burling ton or with me. The law ot Vermont makes It n crime to sell or offer to hell diseased meat for food purposes. Tho matter complnlned of In the Hutchinson affi davit transpired November last and was never brxniglit to tho attention oi tho prosecuting officers until It was published broadcast a few days ago. The matter complained of by the for mer employe, of llurllngton Ponder ing company above referred to was orfered moro than a year and a halt ago and has never been brought to tho attention of tho prosecuting officers. Thero cannot bo too severe censure of persons who claim to know of evidence ot crime and fail to report it to the officers of tho law. It is the duty of cltizous to disclose cvldenco ot crime and if those parties had such evidence It should have been reported long ago, I desire to niako this suggestion to your excellency. Tho poodle of the Stato h.'ivu the right to demand that meat found to bo diseased shall bo destroyed or put beyond all possible chance for use for food purposes. I therefore suggest that tho cattle com missioners bo Instructed to see to It In i-vory instance that meat found to bo diseased bo destroyed in their presence so that never by any possibility can thoi name of tho State of Vermont be come Involved In such a charge as Is now being publicly made. Respectfully submitted, CLARICE C. FITTS, Attorney-General. GREATEST RALLY Fully 3,000 People Greet Fletcher D. Proctor at Bennington. MEETING IN OPEN AIR Itrimlillcnn rmidlrtnle for liovcrnnr De livered Rest .speech of Campaign - Followed lij- Congressman Fm ter Who Mmle firrnt Im pression. RACING AT VERGENNES. Mllcnrio and Nellie Connoly Will Hie Tvto Trolling MvrntH. Veruennes, Aug. . There was a largo itteiHlance at the races yesterday after noon held under the auspices of the Cham- 1 . . . ... ml.., r.,M ..., aln Driving association, iw iui.u....... tho summary: 2:3 TKOT, PPRSK $100. Jllkndo, Will Noonan, Addison..! noxle, J?. F. llrown, South Jiur- Unirton - May Jingles, X. A. Johnson, Hun tington Time, 2:31 1-4, 2:34 1-1. 2:24 1-4, 2:. 2:35 TROT, PCRSi: $75. Nellie. Connoly. Charles Hounds...! roudmore, F.. W. Train Ned F.than, I.. O. Allen - Time, 2:32 1.2, 2:30 1-4, 2:2'Jl-4, -':3i APPOINTED FROM BARRE. MlilHll"in" IiirllnK i.encM .m Academy on Account of III Health. Washington, Aug. 2fl.-Midshtpman James It. Darling "1 iiarre, i wno en tered the United Statcb Miv.il Acauemy at Annapolis last Juno and was In tho fourth class, has been obliged to resign from tho academy on account ot pny&i- cal disability duo to parniysis. .Mr. Dar ling was appointed to tho academy by Senator W. P. Dllllnnham. A young man of like name and from Barre had to leavo won. i-uim n-twmj because nf the sanm trouble. There was considerable talk about nis uav.ug oeen hazed at West Point, -iilch he denied In an Interview. mentioned In tho affidavit (.bowed on tho inside of the rll that thoy wero dls 'eajied. Theso are tho quarters which thoy 'Bay lay upon tho floor with a chunk cut out ot the shoulders of oach. Iloth Whitney and Hutchinson stato to tho latata's attorney that thoy wero told by 'tho butcher that hose chunks had been ! cut out out to feed to a dog. Tho cattlo commissioner In charge, Dr. F. A. Itlch, ltha manager of tho Uurllnston Rondor intr nlant. Mr. Prlgham and Mr. Heath ithe butcher, who does tho butchering for )tlie Rendering company, nil stato that Sio diseased meat has been used for food ipurpose, that all such has been used for SICK HEAMHE CARTERS TUer also r el! art Xle tress tram Dymccilft. In- JTfLC IdietitloaoaflToonearty IVfFn Kattsa, A. portoot rum- I Y fclVleayforWrilMts.NAUMa, PILLS. Inrowntaici, f4 7wto 4M VlHI ftWHMH Toiuitu. Io1d In too Bute, T0WID IWm, Ttia rtffnUt tut 8tjweW. SurolyVoneUbLj, SMALL P1U. SHALL DOSE. SMALL WIPE 3 1 1 3- 3 Pennington, Aug. H. Ono of the grand est receptions ever accorded a. guberna torial candidate in Vermont, was lhat given Fletcher D. Proctor Ijst evening nt this homo of tho "Bennington Idea." The ovations to Mr. Proctor, both when he was introduced and at tho close of his speech, wen. htrong, emphatic and of a character to warm tho heart of any man. The great audience of fully three thousand peopln, which packed the Put nam House square to Its capacity, was studiously nttentlve and rcspcrtful, and heartily applauded the many strong points ns they came thick and fast from the speakers' hps. That the "Pennington Idea" was a delusion and rapidly becom ing faint Illusion, Is conceded, nnd that tho swiftly rising tide of Proctor sentl ment, which has already engulfed tho fusion raft, will bury Clement and Clemcntlsm beneath a sea of votes, Is the opinion hero, as elsewhere, of many Im partial students of political affairs. Mr. Proctor nnd party arrived In town shortly after noon and nfler lunching at the Pennington club, went to the Put nam House, uhero he was busy all tho afternoon, meeting and greeting the large number of his admirers and staunch sup potters. Among his callers were ex-Ciov- crnor McOuilouch and the Hon. O. M Barber, who wero with him for some time. Iho rally, which was held at eight o clock In the evening, surpassed all pre vlous affairs of its kind, both In point of numbers, attendance and enthusiasm One of the features was the visit of tho North Pnwnal-Proctor club, which came over 25 strong In a bargo drawn by four big, while horses nnd coyly decorated with flags. Their arrival was announced by three lipping cheer for Prortor, which were answered In kind by the assemblage. Tho Bennington band marched down the street playing an insulrlng air and tho square, rapidly filled up. Simultaneously with tho arrival of tho speakers and dis tinguished Riiests nt the speakers' stand, great cheers went up from tho crowd and the street suddenly became brilliantly illuminated with a fln display of fire works, wh'ch continued for several min utes wli'Ie the band played. Seated with tho speakers on the platform wero ex CSov. J. O. McCullough, the Hon. R, D. Bennett. On. W. K. Putnam, tho Hon. J. S. Holdcn, C. N. Powers, Wllllnm P. Hawks, Fdmund I.aFrancise, I.,. F. Ab bott and AV. B. Sheldon of Bennington and A. 11. Gardner nnd Dr. E. IS. Potter of North Pownal. The Hon. O. M. Barber ofllciatcd as pre siding otlicer nnd in his opening icmarks said that the Republican party was pri marily a party of business and always ful filled its obligations, and that It would give the people o Pennington and else where all It agreed too, ns It always had In the prist. Hi' Introduced Mr. Proctor ns the next governor, and thrro was great applause as tho candidate arose to speak, i Mr. Proctor expressed his thanks for wholo enmiwilgn was based tin a misrepre sentation, a falsehood, touched on the various Issues, and mmle a, spirited do fenso of Btato Institutions, particularly ot tho Stato prison, Ills pointed ques tions to tho Clement men, of what their principles wero nnd what they wore going going to gain by It, wero unanswered. Ho nsked tho pcoplo If they wero stand ing by tho public acts nf Mr, Clement nnd his record, or by his Baylngs, Ho showed up Clement ns the grafter, tho dodger, nnd lightning c.haugo artist, who ndvoca ted ono thing to-day and denied 1 tto morrow, who couldn't bo consistent, He said that tho pcoplo whero ho came from wero honest 21 hours a day, every day 1 ii tho year nnd held principle and right and Justlco above all things, nnd therefor wanted nothing ot Clement or his preach ings, CJHHAT CROWD STAYKD THROUGH. A significant thing about tho rally was tho way In which the great crowd stayed throughout end the enthusiastic npphiuse which greeted each speaker. Following the rally, a rccoptlro was held In the Put nam House, which for nearly nn hour iwas packed with a great crowd voters wno pnooK .wr. I'roetor s nnnu, gave mm appreclutlvo words for his clear anil hon est presentation of facts, and promised their support at tho polls. Following the reception, Mr. Proctor visited the French ilnb, an organization of 150 members, solid for the republican ticket, llcm speeches were mndu by Mr. Proctor, Congi essmaii Foster and Mr. Fllnn, and a social hour passed. When Mr. Proctor left ho wns given throe hearty cheers, nnd carried with him the assurances of solid support. The rally as a whole was the most gratifying (if any yet held, and the splendid audience, appreciative, thought ful and enthusiastic, proved beyond u doubt that there la nn enemy's country in this fine old State ot ours, but that the people, prolltlng by this strenuous campaign of education, want a fair deal and a square deal, ond that tho result of the verdict on election day will bo con fusion to fusion. SOI ASSAILANTS George Niles of Springfield Was Nearly Choked to Death First. HE WARNED BROTHERS OFF They Atdieked Hint Agnln Mies Klrcd Thrice Accurately Recovery of Men Doubtful Sister of the Illaiieliard.n Received At tentions of Niles. KAISER ON HIS VACATION 1 l 2 3 3 2 SKNTKNCK SERMONS. Tho love that lifts lightens Its own load. It takes moro than a vindication to restore virtue. Tho highest fervlco la that which raises others. In many a burden Is hidden tho bless ing of htrensth. ,V little help is worth a lot ot tan: about happiness. Poverty can not bo cured by making diarlty a pastime. New paths are the best penanco tor om wanderings. r. Meakness s tho recrct of tho mainten ance of mastery. Tho only way to keep kindness is to keen It In circulation. He never says nnytning wno never nas anything to unsay. You can not reach the Dlvlno by climb- intr tin on your ignity.-i;iiicago 'tri bune. TWO KINGS. 1776. tiinulnn Must !3sr Facsimile Slpiture MFUfE S!I9?TTUTE9.. Klnir George ye Thlrde of stubborn fame Within ye palace sate; America had vexed him soro And muddled sore his pate. At last yo royal mlnde gavo way When It could not divine The way In which yo apple got Within ye dumpling fine. 190fl. King IWward Seventh sato at eass Within yo palace high; IIo thought of railroad financiers And winked yo royal oyo. Though rumor wagged yn busy tongus Yo rnyul Hps were mum, And no onn known how ho got In Yo hnnrtnnma U, I, plum, -MoLanburgli WIUou in Now York Run, ine spienura welcome trom sticu a mag nificent audience, and at once plunged Into a broad and comprehensive discussion of the affairs and Issues of the State and Its government. Ho said that Mr. Clement had never given an Instance where a dollar had ever been improperly diverted from the Slato treasury. That no Stale ollleial has ever been Indicted in Vermont nnd much less convicted of em bezzlement or misappropriation of funds. Certainly no Stato has a cleaner record and he doubted If any Slate was as clean. He called attention to the fact that the 15 cent tax which Mr. Clement as chairman of tho finance committee of tho Senate of IWiO, had reported favorably and supported, cost the town of Pen nington $7,278.75. He reminded his hearers of tho fact that If they desired to go back to the old method of caring for tho Insane, by placing the burden of tho ex pense on tho town, It would cost Penning ton $3,315, for the number of Its paupers now supported by tho State. Mr. Proctor's speech was his best ef fort thus far, was strong, logical, ablo ind convincing nnd was frequently ap plauded. Tho Hon. D. J. Foster said that ono of tho great Issues as pointed out by Mr. Proctor was the question nf Increased Stato expenses, and In a splendid speech pointed out tho reasons for tho natural Increases, which had followed with tho phenomlnal growth and development of tho State. IIo mndo a great Impression on his nudlenco when ho showed up that Vermont's expenditures for the past ten years were but six millions and a half, whereas New Hampshire, our adjoining sister State, similar in every way, had paid out over twice us much, or in round numbers, $13,000,013. Ho called nttentlon to tho splendid flnan clal condition of tho State and how she had been keeping step and abreast of tho times In tho onward march ot progress Of how a deficit of half a million of dol lars hud been p.ild oft III tho past few years, nnd besides this, tho Stnto had sot aside $250,000 for the support and main tenanco of public schools. Ho reminded his hearers that Clement know nothing of State affairs or Institutions, except once In four years, ns ho looked out from his private car; that tho State's prison nnd tho Ilouso of Correction wero making money for tho Stnto nnd last year were paying cash Into the Stato treasury; that Instead of theso Institutions being run by grafters, tho results showed that their management was by competent and hon est officials, nnd no other and that no State In tho Union could mnko tho show- Ing that we did. Mr. Foster'n statement that the post Vermont was hitched to was one of progress, Industry nnd prosperity was warmly applauded, He closed with a splendid tribute to Iho Stato and nation and asked for a record breaking vote for the grand old party on September I E. B. FLINN'S REMARKS. Tho Hon, E. B, Fllnn of Sprlngftcld, In troduced as Vermont's best Irish orator nnd spell binder, added to his reputn tlon as n public speaker, by nlendld nddress. interrupted with many witticisms and good stories. He said that curiosity lort him across the mtiunlnliis to pay ft visit to the cradle of tho "ItotmttiBtim litfft." but ho found the crfttturii wan very sick. Ho Invltod the people C llcnnlnnton to ti funeral to be htiM Henttimber 4, t oorpso to b the f union movement. Ho said Clcmonts's French Yachtsman Tells llnvr Wllllnm II. I.IMIkN ov. M. Gaston Menler of Pali", while cruis ing tho Norway const In his steam yneht Arlnne, tlif. vessel on which Wil liam II. met M. Waldeck-itnuafeau four years ago, chanced to run ncross tho Kaiser again a few days after the birth nf his first grandchild. There was a news paper man on board and ho supplies tho Paris Temps with personal Impressions ot tho Kaiser and with scraps of tho conver sation. Tho Kaiser nked M. Menler tn call on him and at nneo returned the visit, "Dressed ns a jaihtsman with white cap nnd shoes, with no other marks of rank than tho four stripes of gold braid on tho sleevn nf his dark blue leefer, ho advan ces smiling, his hand outspread. IIo shaken hands with those presented to him with perfectly British vigor. Tho convcr satlon Is In a fam.llar and easy tone; It Is only at long Intervals that the pronuncia tion of a word or a foreign turn to a phraso betrays the speaker's nationality, for William If. knows French thoroughly, although ho prefers not to use tho slang of the boulevard. "IIo spoke In high terms of Waldcck Rousseau and Inquired about his last hours and the cruel disease that carried him off. 'Yes, yes, I konw.' said the Kal ser sadly, 'that Is the disease of which my family dies." Ho nCded: 'I shall never for get tho look of my father trying to rend In tho eyes of the -e who wero near him how far his disease had progressed. Wo havo founded an' institution at Frankfort for tho stud or this scourge. One of our professors thinks that he has discovered n serum. 'The talk turned In Pastern politics. Tho German soveielgn ha 1 been watching for a long time tho laborious efforts of tho Japanese. T had spoken of It to tho Czar and likewise of the wonderful Information system which the Japanese had spread from one end of the world to the other. When we meet ono we cannot really tell whether we have before us n merchant, a mechanic or nn officer In disguise. I have heard tell that In a barber shop frequented bv military attaches he man who used tho razor on tlielr fn, e was a tnlonel ot the Japanese General Stuff.' And growing more excited, 'We shall see In the end, In Asia and elsewhere, whattlils first triumph of the yellow man over tho whites may cost. For the moment matters aro Hll right with r.ngland. But tho Orientals have more than one trlrk In re serve. Thus they have just opened, ac cording to treaty, n commercial town on the Ynlu; only they b.ivo taken enro to build a bridge Uetween tho two banks, which prevents v ssels from going up the river." And lie laughed, emphasizing his remarks by snapping his thumb nnd forefinger I watched him while he talked, llo is of middle height, well set up, his hair turn ing pretty gray 'better gray hair than none nt all.' he had said good naturedly). outhful In appcaramo and manner, ms face rather flat with prominent cneeh- boncs, a well cut nose, magnificent troth in a rather German month, whoso laugh ter Is moro boisterous than graceful. I lie mouth Is shaded by a turned up mustache, not, however, thick, bristling Into spike points, ruch ns appears In some portraits Springfield, Aug. M. Ocorgo Nlles, ex pelt electrician for tho Springfield elec tric railroad, lltcd threo effectual shots for self-defense Into Alfred and Frank Planchard, at his homo this afternoon. Tho Blanclinids arc brothers of tho young lady to whom Nllca lias been attentive and trouble had been caused between them. Tho Bl.mchards assaulted Nllcs while rending In Ills parlor and a llorco fight resulted. Nlles was nearly choked to death and warned tlicm off but to no ef fect and as they sprang for him tho sec ond time ho fired threo shots nil taking effect. It Is doubtful If they recover. CHILD BURNED TO DEATH. Had llren Plnjlnc In IIhi;u Tilth Sister Who Had Mulches. Knosburgh Falls, Aug. 26. Dorothy, tho two-year-old daughter of Mr. and .Mrs. II. J, Cavnnngh, was burned to death yesterday atternon In a barn on their farm, which Is located about flvo miles from this vlllngo on tho road from Knosburgh Center to East Berk shire. During tho afternoon tho eldest ot threo children camo running into the house and announced that sho had been playing with mutches In tho barn and had set the hay on fire. Mr. Cavanagh was at tho Falls nt tho tlmo and Mrs. Cavanagh was alone with the children. Tho burn was by tills tlmo hopelessly In flames and Mrs. Cavanagh was dis tracted when sho could not find Dor othy. When there was nothing left but ashes of tho barn tho hones ot the little girl wero discovered In such a position as to indicate that sho perish ed by a door which she was unable to open. Mr. Cavanagh had an Insurance of $1,000 on his barn, tools and crops. Some of tho tools were saved but tho loss Is nearly total nnd the Insurance will bo but a slight remuneration. Hanover Crackers are the standard food for your table. Because they are Always Pure And Wholesome Always Daintily Appetizing Always Firm And Crisp(TjaoM to a tnrnO You need never apologize for HANOVtR. Sold In specially lined boxes, fresh and clean, by ths best grocers. SMITH & SON, MAKERS, White River Junction. Vt., CIVIL SERVICE Commercial and Stenographic Courses WILL BE RESUMED AT incorporated). TUESDAY, SEPT. 4. OFFICE OPEN DAILY FOR REGISTRATION. 9 tn. 12 m. arid 1. 30 to 4 P m. 110 Church Street. Burlington, Vermont. N. D. BLAKE, Principal. FASCINATION OF THE HAItVEST. (From the Kansas City Star.) Thrust In thy sickle and reap; for tho tlmo Is como for theo to reap; for the harvest of tho earth Is ripe. There Is a fascination In tho harvest that weaves a wisp of romaneo Into the sheaves that are bound up these long-, tun-flooded days In Kansas, where the harvest of tiro earth Is ripe. It Is not alono a t-elflsh rejolclnu in the knowledge that a generous yield means an ubsenco of want that awakens tho universal Intcrchl In the sturdy army now march ing against the battalions of bearded grain In tho Sunflower' State and will mnve northward gradually as tho har vest ot tho earth ripens In regions whore Ihe sun shines less ardently. Thero is some tiling Inborn in even the most ur ban of men that causes him to feel a thrill of joy nt tho sight ot a great wheat Held waiting for tho sickle. It Is not alone the hopo of proIU that causes tho student to hasten from his books and tho man to drop his accustom ed vocation to Join the busy tollers In Ihe Holds. Many ot those who nrlso with tho earliest lark and labor until tho long s-hadoivs are lost In the dusk aro not In pressing need of the wages they receive They could find moro prolltnuie employ ment In lef-s arduous work. Tlieru Is somo other cause that tends them among strangers for a season. There is a call ot the harvest as thrro is a call of tho wild. The call of the harvest wns icarnia In the days when Ruth, tho Moabltess, bound up tho heart of Hoar, in tho sheaves sho gleaned In the fields of tho mighty man of the family of Ellmelech. ihe vivra Imaginations of thofe early gleaners saw cause for wonder nnd speculation In t,he annually recurring mtraclo of tho harvest. it Is this lingering fascination that draws tbe wheat llelds even in tins utllltailan age.' Buy Your Stationery At the Free Press Store. Here are a few of the many thing's we carry in stock: mil has become tho chanietristle, conven tional mark of tho caricaturist; tins is a peaceful blond mustache, turned up good naturedly, a mustache on Us vacation. Ills evo Is remarkable, Ululsn gra, rather hard, tho pupd always In motion; m, f.vn tlmt sne.'ilcs. listens, HOtOS, re members. Ills whole bodv, for that matter, is in constant motion, always under steam, en- operating with Ills speech, commenting or bis uords: tho eve omsttons, Ills no.ui up- nroves. ills hand nunctiiates, only his left nrni. motionless, never leaves his belt or 11,., ,,,.rWr.t nf liU emit. 'WllO KllOWb 110 concluded, "perhaps before ten years havo oi. e In we mav seo a .lapane.-o ueci in the. Mediterranean, and it will, be a novel ty to hear the opinions of tho Emperor of lim itisinu- Sun exnrescd on Western ouestlons.' " The Frenchmen wero invited lo dinner on bonrd the l.amburg ami tho two lau les of tho party may boast of having sat on either sldo of the Knlser. Ihe jouma list gives a few more scraps of tho Kais er's talk. After dinner the company smok ed on tho bridge anil tho Kals-er seemed oven more unreserved. Ho expanded tho Viking saying. "Ho who Is master ot mo sea Is master of tbe land," but the Temps does not undertako to icpeat Ills wouts lnter he had occasion to allude to his mother nnd tho reporter was struck by the slmnllcltv with which ho began; "Mamma ued to say to me." He found out that tho reporter had studied nt his university and exchanged n tew words with him. "'Then you studied at Bonn?' ho said to me in Gorman. 'Did you know Prof. Carl Sell?' 'Ho was my teacher.' 'He was mine, too. Ah, good, good old Carl Sell, with his sneotncles. his round nose and his fat belly,' and ho followed this up with many hurried reminiscences of his student days," If the nnUy ! CiiltlnK Teeth Do iure nnd use that old nnd well-tried remody, MrB.nWtnslow'a Soothlne Ry rup for children tcothlntj. It soothes tho child, iofteni the gums, allays nil pnln, ourei wind collo and b the best remedy for Diarrhoea, Twenty-Ovo cent a bottle. STOCKS ARE HIGH. Last Week's Advances Have Brought Them Within $2 of January's High Record. THE JOKE WAS ON STREETER. Two or thiee years ago there occurred at Portsmouth. N. H a banquet ot uait mouth College alumni, to which President Tucker wns invited. His turn tn speak e.ime in the small hours of tho morning. A few days afterward, tho Hon. l-ranK S. Streeter. trustee of tno college, win ddressimr a mass meeting n.f the stuilorils at Hanover, and In the course of his re- marks took occasion to cpeak of tno ban mint, saving; 'Wo had a great meeting tno otnei night down at Portsmouth. Dartmouth spirit was very much in evidence, anu it Increased in exuberance as thu evening rolled on. It was actually after mldnlgiit when we cot President Tucker to his feet!" At this point ho was Interrupted by a tremendous uproar from the students, In which Dr. Tucker, who was sitting upon the tdatform. heartily joined. Mr. Ktrecter stood motionless, unable to understand tho oauso of tho demonstra tion, and It was only when Dr. Tucker explained It to lilm after he sat clown that ho saw" tho Joke. HOW OR..'. lU'Tt.ER LOST A HORSE. While In front of Petersburg General Ilutlcr received Information that his fav orite horse. Almcnd Eye. had been acci dentally killed by falling Into a ravine, Upon tho departure of his Informant he ordered nn Irlf-h servant to go ami skui him. 'What, Is Almond Eyo dead? nskcu Pat. 'What's that to you? Do as I bid you and ask no nuestlons." i'nt went about his business and in nn hour or two returned.. "Well. Pat, whero have you been ail this time?" sternly demanded tho gen eral. "Skinning the horse, your honor. "Does It take neaily two hours to per form such nn operation?" "No, yer honor, but then, you seo, It tuck about half un hour to catch lilm," replied Pat. Oenornl llutler cast upon his servant sucli n ferocious look that Pat thought ho meditated skinning an Irishman In revenge for tho death of his horBO. Paper, Envelopes, Box Paper, Lead Pencils Penholders, Compass and Dividers, Pencil Pockets, Ink, Mucilage, Paste, Glue, Blank Books, Menu Books, Letter Books, Note Bocks, Oomposition Books, Receipt Books, Pads, Tablets, Postal Card Albums, Wedding Cake Boxes, Letter Files, Fountain Pens, Paper Clips, Rulers, Scrap Books, Ink Stands, Microscopes, Pencil Sharpener Eya Shades, Letter Scales, Toilet Paper, Paper Napkins, Playing Cards, Ink Erasers, Pencil Erasers. NO SIGN OF REACTION Wholesome AetUlly In All Lines of Trade All Hecorilx of Iron Pro duction to He Surpassed Tlild Fall Movement nf the Circut Crops it Problem. New York. Aug, 24. R. ",. Dun & Co.'s weekly review of trade to-morrow will say; Wall Street provided the only Important development In tho buhinoi-s situation dur ing tho past week, juices of securities within an average of $i per i bare of tho high record established Inst January, while tho general public became Interested to an extent that lilted money rates for all pe riods to tho legal maximum. Trade re ports Indlcato wholesome activity, with no cvldenco of reaction, even tlioso Indus tries that ate of mcebsliy rpnot at this s-eason contributing to tho goiorul coull dcrice by reports of large orders in fight. Thoro Is a gradual lesumptkm of Idlo mnclilncry, and with the opening of many new furnaces, all records of Iron produc tion will bo surpassed In the, fall. Vet steil mills will requlio all the material that can be furnished. This Is typical of the situation In all loading branches of Industry. Jnl blng fall tiado Is opening briskly, SC3 buyors registering In tho New York market alono In a rlnglo day. Crops are now almost beyond danger nnd their movement Is becoming a difllcult traffic problem. Railway earnings In August show nn averago gain of 12 per cent, over last year's llgures, while foreign commoice at this port for tho last week provided gains of J2,2T5,B92 In imports and $1,44(1,51 in ex ports ns compared with 11,005. Failures this week numbored J 07 In tho United Stntes against 1M last year and 31 In Canada compared with 27 a year ago. FALL TRADE EXPANDING. ludiiNtrlal Operation Mrnrilly InrrriiN Inpr the Volume of (lutpul. New York, Aug. :i,-Hrndstrcct's to morrow will tay; Pall trade has still farther expanded, buyers ir lu all leading markets In lnrun numbers and oporjit'ng froel desp e tem porary chocks caused by hot or r i'. y weather. The same is largely true of n- djUstrtal operations, which go forward with a steadily Increasing olume of iu' put and with available capacity In leal lines booked fnr ahead. This latter con dition Is perhaps best illustrated by reports fiom the Iron nnd steel and cot ton goods Industrie;., which aro In a ver strong position, with prices tending up ward and mills pushed to meet demand! for delivery. In the Iron and steel Indus. try all tecords for August have been eclipsed, and, In fact some lines rcporl tho month to havo been the best evei wltnosM-d. Retail trade Is quite, the time for shift ing to fall displays havir g arrived, al though porno Jobbers report reorders for summer goods in excess of supply Crops are still favorable, a records yield of corn, especially spring -wheat outturn and a cotton crop next to the largest ever gath ered being In sight. Ra lway tonnage It of enormous volume the record for August being the best ever attained in that period gross earnings for tho first half of tha month exceed (1100 of a year ago, whoi trade was likewise active, by lfi per cent Husiness faliuies for the week ending August 23 number 155 ngn'nst 143 lat week, 170 in tho like week of ISOj, lij In VM, 142 In 1003 nnd 110 In 1902 Ruin sometimes falls In Italy colored with sand from tho African deserts. CERES0TA FLOUR STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE NORTHERN SUPPLY CO. MILLERS' AGENTS. nUIU.INGTON, VT. Lodk Dlatance Telrplioa Blfc CERESOTA" STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE