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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1907.
9 GANGES AT HOY BENARES, Tho Greatest Human Spectacle in India. Cercmonlca In Which 100,000 rrnplc Tnkc purl llur Iiir f the Demi A I'lctiire of llcuthcnlsm Triumph. The greatest spectacle In India. Is tho eunrlse gathering of worshippers nlong tho river bunk nt Henares. JCven when tho tourist uees It, which Is generally In the winter, there nre from 30,000 to 50,000 feathers along the city front. At the sum mer festivals three times that number tako part In tho ceremony. It Is tho dream of every pious Hindu to illo In ilennres, to have his body cre mated at tho edge of tho "Mother Gan ges" and the nshes committed to her Hood. If hi once gets to Uetinres his dieam is pletty suru to be leullzed. Tho elty stretches for three miles along tho left or west bank of the flanges, and nil tho city's extent Is sacred ground, ho dies there on the left bank Is ture of exalted estate heicifter; while the light bank Is dlsolate and acurscil, ami whoever dies on that stretch of Ganges fchore becomes a donkey in the next in carnation, without hope forever. One lank of the muddy stream Is steep and high, crowded with palaces, temples find hanging gardens, with the broad, I agnllkent flights of steps, called ghats, hwoeplng down between them tb the riv er s edge The oposlte shore Is low and sandy. The Mnhnrajah of Hcnnics has a whlti marble palace on the right bank, far up Ft renin, but no one dies In this Ranmagar palace, nor In tin village In-hind It, If mortal effort can prevent. The dying are bundled Into boats In panic haste, for It Is na good to give the death rattle on Mother Ganges' feiepst as on the Bennies t here. To see the sunrise bathing on- starts before daybreak, when In the winter months It Is bitterly cold ,cvon though one may be glad of the shelter of a sun umbrella before noon. Describing her experience I'llza Seld more says In the National (leogiaphle Mdgnzlnc that when they had raced down the great steps nnd the houseboat was poled off from the bank a murmur of voices rose the length "f the ghats from the tens of thousands on platforms built over the water or standing waist deep In the wntcr, repeating In muttered chant fie ancient Vedle hymn. They dlppi d themselves beneath the liruds; thfy lifted It In their hands and let H trickle through their lingers or run down th' Ir arms, and they dipped tufts of sacred grass In tho water and sprink le 1 themselves. Each one was absorbed entirely In the eng religious recitals. They p-ild no heed to us, nor to any happenings, for t'ic Hindu Htunl Is so exacting that If V ey should make a slip or omission they would have to hegln all over again. For the priests nnd high en'te Hr.ih mans the dally prayers of two hours du ration by the water side, ami continue nil day, but tho ordinary man gets his morning ceremony -done in far less time, wades back to shore and dry garments, spots and stripes himself with a fresh cast" marks for the flay. He fills a brass Jjr with water nnd strolls along tho g'lats with the crowd stops for a- prayer or two salaams to a cow or two, pours l s water offering over some greasy black I nago. awl his religious work Is done. Not every hnltever goes to the Ganges each morning. Tens nnd tens of thon lands must shirk their religious duties entirely, for as the elty has a fixed popu latlon of "2J.-IO0, nnd n floating popula tion of 10,WJ to 30,iW) It Is only an eighth or tenth of them all that hall the sun ! across the Mother Ganges. All who do go nio In evidence save the few high caste and noble women who ar rive before daylight and are rowed out I In curtained bonts to bathe and pray un Feen in midstream. It must rerpire phy- Tho burning ghat where human bodies nro cremated Is a neglected bank sulllcil by rains. Pyres, soma new, others hnlf consumed, nro scattered about. Ghouls ate poking nmong tho ashes for coins or Jewels, while more syntnmatlc ones carry pans or ashes to tho water's edge nnd wash this pay dirt like nny placer miner, Along this revolting sequel to yester day's burning lie fresh bodies, wrapped In white sheets nnd garlands of mari golds, The bodies nre dipped In the Gan ges nnd lnld In rows, with the sacred stream laving thcr feet ami profane ghouls washing pay dirt from yesterday's pvres between nnd beside them, shaking grime and cinders over the helpless, flow er wreathed bundles. This rude open air crematory Is the monopoly of the dorml, lowest canto of all peoples, who charge extravagantly for their servlco nnd for tho wood, tne oil nnd the flame which lights tho funeral torcli for touching off the pyre, The earlier In tho morning tho burning occurs the greater certainty of paradise for the deceased. So tho domrl's charges begin with extravagant sums for burning the rich and noble nt sunrise and decrease until In the afternoon tho very poor and tho criminals from prison are burned or half burned and tho rubbish and bnnra shovelled down the bank. Only the highest caste priests nnd the holy fakirs escape tho torch. They are not supposed to need purification by fire. The fakirs nre rowed to midstream nnd eommtted to Mother Ganges nnd prob ably to the alligators. As the morning warms up nil r.enares strolls along the ghats, ns all Atlantic Pity troops to the lloardwnlk. related lirahmlns keep on performing rites nnd prayers while their next neighbor on the over-hanging platform shampoos his head or brushes his teeth. Rons of the Ganges, a band of robust lirahmlns whose specialty Is prayer for the dead, below tho merits of their Inter ceding powers; fakirs wall and hold their shriveled nrms more conspicuously In the in year poses of Tlgldlty or stretch them selves more ostentatiously on tho bed1? of nails. And everywhere the sacred cows push their way, nosing Into grain sncks and rice bowls unhindered, while stately lirahmlns painted In geometrical devices of tho highest caste nnd piety, salaam abjectly to them a mad world, a crazy ennvd, surely. The throng is densest, tho buzz nnd the. bellowing loudest at the ghat below tlie cremation ground, for there are the sacred pools filled with Vishnu's perspira tion, and where Devi dropped her ear ring. At this storm center of the holy land of the Oanges bank the din nnd the hot sun are dizzying and the mixture of Gan ges wnter, old flower garlands, milk, but ter, oil, sweetmeats, spices and Incense east into the tank nil day and every day smells to heaven. The odor Is sickening, the sight more so, nnd tho l.-peis nnd hlrtennn sick folk who rrawl up nnu down the steps nro fit figures In this pic ture of heathenism triumphant nnd un disturbed. Pi-rhnps it is well, that Mrs. Annie Be- sant has established her coin-go at ucn ares to teach the Hindu their nwn re liglon. tho purer faith of Vedic times, fieed from all the Idolatrous nnd crazy abominations of later days. Nothing could bo as bad as tho creed that now en slaves them. Poseurs and unbalanced Europeans who come out to India loudly proclaiming their willingness to labor with Mrs. Be Mint's college, and even Pierre Lnti, after all his sentimentality over tho Hindus, could not stand the vern nnd monkish nr.. nrescrlbed for him by the English prophetess and returned to tho flefhpots of the worldly folk, Chittenden County Trust Co. That the Banking Public appreciate ilio conveniences and courtesies of this institution is proven by its more than phenom enal growth. Experienced bankers gave us three years to no complish what we have done in iivc months. Join us. Wo wel come largo and small depositors. KM President B. J. BOOTH, K, J. BO'OTII, JOHN' J. FI.YNH, A. O. nUMPHIlKY, Vlre-Pre.ldeftt JOHN J. FLTPf!. E. Traasnrer D. IVOnTHHW. AnsI. iTeaanrrt HAIiniE T. HAM. DIRECTOR!! E. P. WOODBURY. W. B. McKII.I.IP, J. S. PATRICK, R. A. COOKR, H K. T. GnnHAnDT, I J. n. A Brattlehoro stamp brought $313.00 at a sal0 of tho Collectors' club, New York city. The late C. P. Ilhodos of Hlchmond 'bequeathed Jl.OOrt to tho I'nlversallst Church In that town. The Hon. Allen M. Fletcher of Caven dish has recovered from his recent opera tion for appendicitis. Marie Agnes Davln, ,1 lt-year-old Spring. field lass, shows exceptional talent as a singer, violinist and mimic. Benjamin M, Washburn of Bethel has been chosen valedictorian of this year's graduating class at Dartmouth. J. C. McDonald of I.udlow is tho newly elected captain of the Drown University Swimming association. Former City Judge Allnnd G. Fay of Barre will deliver tho Memorial day ad dress at Newport this year. Tho- building erected In Bristol for the condensed milk company Is still vacant nnd local papers urge the citizens to hus tle and get some Industry started there. Brnttleboro's Waterwagon minstrels net ted J5 which will nearly provide for the sprinkling of streets the coming summer. If the Pony Telephone company of Addison county can not sell Its lines to the New England company. It will renew its lease of five years. Governor Proctor has been Invited to deliver the principal address nt the anniversary exercises of tho Brattleboro V. M. C. A. the first Sunday In May. The annual convention of the Vermont Ptate Sunday school convention will prob ably be held in Manchester October 8 to 10, a week eirller than usual. A lnigo portrait of Dr. George W. Phil lips, for many years pastor of tho Con gregational Church at Itutl.-ind, has been hung In the church parlors there. A weatherwise Vermonter says "it never farmer and a lineal descendent of tho first P.jiwFon In tills country, Edward Jlawson, who was secretary of tho Massa chusetts bay colony several years. Second honors In tho Interscholastlc Basket Ball I.enguo appear to He between Burlington high, Montpeller high and St. Johnsbury Academy. Tho dlsputo will be settled to-morrow at the meeting to be held In Montpeller. Tho base ball coach of the Montpeller Seminary teim this season will proli nbly be John Atkinson of Washington, D. C, who i In tho employ of Senator Dillingham ind has accompanied him to Montpeller f"r the past two seasons. The Bennington county fish warden re ceived Saturday E0.0O0 trout fry for dis tribution in tho larger streams of tho country. The fish were sent from tho State fish hatchery and were all In good condition The B.arre city school commissioners are trying to get around tho need for n new school building by erecting a two-room cd-lltlon to tho Brook street school house. The greatest congestion of pupils Is .it that school. In the hope of husbanding the water supply which has been decreasing ser iously during the last few years New Haven has voted to reinstall water meters which were in use there some time ago. All Franklin county courts of the In dependent Older of Foresters will meet In St. Albans Monday evening. B. J MePhee of Toronto, deputy supremo chief ranger, will address the conven tion. A change In granite firms at Barre Is announced. Charles It. Scott, managing member of Wells, l.amson & Co., has bought out that firm and also 12. O Townshend's Interest In the firm of Scott & Townshend Plenty of bu.'ding will engage the atten tion of White lllver Junction the coming season. Work at lulling Park, a Ml school building, a large addition to the Junction I louse and a raft of small Jobs nro on the docket. Next week the case against Dr. J. N gels warm In the spring till the snow lyfer o neUrws Falls, who Is charged gets out of the woods, and tho snow can't jth Palls11K ,h death of Miss Iva Martin get out of tho woods till It gets warm." j of proetorsVii.., is Fet for hearing in Muster this year of the State militia j Windham county court. The girl died in will probably lie held at Fort F.than his office October 30, 1900. Allen and the regiment Is not likely to be sent to Jamestown because! of the cost, South Londonderry reports that whllo tho railway h.is complied with tho law llK'I'T DEATH. The Detroit, Mich.. News of April S an nounces the death of Judge Joslah Turner of 'Owosso. at the age of 01 years, from old age complications, after an Illness of more than a year, in me course m an extended obituary notice the News says: Joslah Turner was born September I, IMI, In New Haven township, Addison county, Vt., and received his academical education In the famous old schools of Mlddlcbury and St Albans. After grad uating, he commenced his legal studies In the ofllco of his uncle, the Hon. Bates Tur S. W. Brush has tho largest maple regarding the po-ting of passenger rates sugar making plant In Fairfax. Ho has nnd freight tariffs In tho station, where tapped 2.C00 trees and has two boiling i they arc handy tu turn o, not ,one person places. Another resident of Lyndonvllle has In ented a door hanger for freight cars It's William Bailey and railroad men pro nounce his model a good one. 11,,U .,..,1 11,nl,.l llnrns nf T Tnilerli ill i como Into tho limo light with this for a'""-"- wero i, o,u i. . ..... . , ... . . eiim Irma nYntifi! will ho niliMMl in inn monln's luintinp record : inirieon .skuiiks, i - v,..,... " , woodchucks; 3 raccoons; 2 bobcats. .leal -ourngo as well as religious zeal r, iui '- ' ,',,,"' no was imniiLieu iu m-i i.. . opened nn office in the village of West Berkshire. Two years later ho married a daughter of Dr. Ellsworth of Berkshire, Vt. In 1S40 Mr. and Mrs. Turner moved to Howell, Mich., nnd tho former again took up the practice of law in his new home. Two years later he was elected clerk of Livingston county, and held the office six to brenst that cold, muddy current on a frosty morning, especially as the majority of these people have niilv a double cotton rheet for promenade toilet. At the woman's chat every woman carries a brass water Jnr or a still larger nnd heavier Jar of red pottery and the procession of gracefully draped figures 1 .In..... M,n Unn.l I n unending delight. Sw.the, In their Jrrnw. He was, thereafter Justice of tho winding saris, they wade Into the river !'ce. township clerk, and master In chan- t,vit- rnn la eitt-(v In PVPl'V TTImlll COTY, I.Iety which the ten fingers represent to In 1RM the county court system was es ,e tnt .be world aenln In tn Wished by law. and ho had the honor of human form less ipnoblo thnn a, nwnnuiK i i Ills oilice no nrm iur juui jimib. ... . at rim irin'riu niiitt: t'lttntui in icov, Thov Ro nnoK in snoro anil (inuy rn - velop themselves In fresh saris and drop B J"" i'- the wet ones to the step., without once bate for his home county. This was In the uncovering the face or exposing their feet mco 01 a norma, u.."" .....j rm... ..r. t,r v,rr,cu into Ihough the Judgo was a republican. In 'i' ti.ev v.h theh- hnlr May, 1837, Governor Kinsley S. Bingham k-lth sacred muck nnd fllll the Jars to who was a great admirer and a Personal take home at tho very mouths of the Wend of Judge Turner's, appointed him o The single egg record In Cambridge has been made by a hen belonging to Mrs. Margarot Hobart. It is S 1-4 by G3-4 Indies In size. School directors of Ludlow, Cavendish, ..ii.uml muiij .., ,.r..M. ....... ....... (.istunt fl(llj taptaln, William Alien: exo SCIIOOI union Rira engimeu r.. ii.iyv.iru ..,,,.. ,.,mt..,, c.fore n.mlmm: X .. A JJorsey or j.mnow as supenmenneni m a , chalimn. a. c. Kimball. ....nl.. cfilfirv nf ti -WV ' ' ' ' T-,. .f...l.l ., ,,,(!,, rill,, ''u .i.hhm... .. .j.i. .,i'iv..tt nme I woman s, I city sowers. The devotees show no fastidious choice In dipping the water they drink. All Is Ganges water and all Is sacred. CURTIS &SEDERQOIST Bankers and Brokers Memta N. Y. Cons- Sto't ExoIiiig Our Market Letter for tills week, containing facts regarding tho situation, tT, H, Steel, Amalga mated, So Pacific and New York Central, mailed free upon application. 19 Congress St. Boiton 53 DroaJwa New York fill a vacancy on the supreme court bench. loiter the samo year he was chosen JtidsfO of the seventh Judicial circuit for a term of six years. He was re-elected there after at tho end of eacli term, in 1875 with out opposition, until he had served moro than a quarter of a century on ina bench; had held circuit court In over 40 counties In tho State, and efilciated In every circuit but one. After retiring in the early eighties, ho Forved ns T nited States consul at Am- hersthurg, Out. In 1RC0 Judgo Turner moved to Owosso and for nen'rly half a century had been a resident of that city. He was mayor In lyM-ffi, and was over a progressive and enterprising citizen. Judge Turner Is survived by two of his five children, Mrs. II. M. Newcomb, of Washington, D. C, nttd Miss Nellie Tur ner, of Owosso, who has been her father's cherished companion during the yeara of his invalidism. Fifty natlonni banks of Vermont in their la.st report to the comptroller of the cur rency. "Washington, state; Loans and dls counts, S14,0SO,2U; lawful money reserve In bank, gold coin, J347.KB; legal tende notes. 19SS.4-I3; Individual deposits, J13.W1 S43; percentage of lefeul reserve to deposits, 16.W5. PAR0ID QUALITY BEGETS CONFIDENCE. Thr- ntmn.ln nf this frontlcnian from Grand Isle is but nn in.lex to that of all who have known PAROID KUUJjmjnu inrougn aeuiai ox Iporiencc with it. Iftlessrs Hagar Bros, Dear Kirs. Yours of tho 2Gth nt hand nnd contentH noted, and In roply will ny thnt pnrnid unoiing laid 4 years ago uns unci mm m rwino j i.nn ..i piled to it and to-day it seems to bo in Just ns good condition as when firs lnld. I think thnt my confidence In thin mount will b best oxpresscd by sny Itng that I nm now engaged In luyltij It on the roof of n part of my horse unni, ud tho wholo of tho roof of tho largo barn, puttlni on ovur old alilngles. Itespectfully, J. T. MACOMBLIt, Oruml Isle, Vt. SEND FOR SAMPLE. Hagar BrOS. , General Agents, Burlington, Vt. In a hundred ,can figure out what they mean. -, The gross receipts from "The Drum mer Boy of Shlloh," given nt the Itut land Opern House four evenings )as week under the auspices of Bobcrts fund for helping needy soldlovs and their families thrown out and her shoulder blade broken and Mr. Brcbe nfter breaking the dash board In and endeavor to stop tho run away was wedged between tho crossbar nnd the horso bo tightly that he could not move. Pulled from hl3 embarrassing posi tion, Mr. Beolie was found to havo es capcKl with a Mhaklng up. In 12 years past, tho Brattleboro fire department has received 141 calls! total fl.ro losses, $94,1500; averngo loss per fire, JB70. The combined loss of two fires was $30,000 and In both there wns good reason why tho flnmen could not bo controlled. AjiI6 from those, the uverago loss for caoh call was about J4G0. In tho total of 141 calls, 44 still nlnrms arc Included which averaged a loss of less thnn $1 each. For loading n horso with both for- ard ankles hrokon a dlstnnco ot two lies to his home, nfter which ho kill ed the suffering beast, Peter Parlzo of Chelsea has been fined $3 and costs, n total of $7.00. Mr. Parlzo paid nnd ox- nlned that ho knew tho horso ought to bo killed hut feared to end Its life n the highway on a neighbor's land for feni- ho would bn liable to a fine for so doing. Ho therefore led tho ani mal homo. Tho Columbian Mnrblo Quarrying company has nbandoned the large "um brella quarry" at West Ilutland nnd tho old Columbian Quarry at Proctor; h traveling men havo been called In; neither section of Its mills closed nnd large number of mill htinds nnd quar- rymen discharged. A dispatch from roctor says: "ft la doubtful If opern- ons In the quarry will bo resumed In he near future." Tho company Ib In in hands of receivers. The funeral of Dr. Oeorgo F. Halo will bn held at the Methodist Church Brattleboro this afternoon. Hn led Sunday, aged 79 years. Dr. Oale was a prominent man In his pro. esslnn; was first surgeon of the 8th t., 'Gl-'CZ, resigning on account ot lness. Ho had chnrge of a smallpox ospltnl In San Francisco ono year and nme to Brattleboro in 185S, prnctlc- ng there longer than nny other phy Iclnn or surgeon who ever lived in lint town. Jacob rvy committed sulcldo at west jj.anvino Friday by drinking a nrge doso of cedar oil. Though md cal aid was quickly summoned ho I veil but a short time. Ho was in his 5th year and had been very melnn- holy flnce the deatli ot his wife about year ago. He lmd spent the winter nt the home of his sun, Hollls Wny, and Just before drinking the fatal mtlon he told his noirs wife he wns sick of living nnd was going to die, to leaves six children, three boys nnd hren girls. Arthur Kusell of Bennington, who has moved with his family from the coum ail whore ho was In charge for several years, has had a number of noted erlm llials In his keeping. Among them wer-5 Mary lingers, Stella Bates und Loon Per- lam, who were there a long time awaltln trial, charged with tho murder of Marcus llogers; Kugene Snrgood of the Arlington olsonlng case: I.avlna Irfindscar of Dor set, the "bandit queen": Johnson, th.i londvllle murderer now serving In tho State prison at Windsor; Mears, now serv- ng 31 years in the Stato prison for at tempting to poison in San3gate, and Ar thur Bnybrook, tho Wardsboro postofllee burglar. At tho new training stables In Middle- bury, of which John W. Porter has charge, a new arrival is Fabaiola, 2:15U. She Is highly bled. Her sire was Mc- Fleld, 2:1S, n son of that Tennessee horse, McKwen, 2:isij, by McCurdy's Hamble tonlan. Fnbatola's dam is Ooldle Wilkes, a daughter of Charley Wilkes, 2:21"i, a son of the famous ned Wilkes. Her sec ond dam Is nila Jackson, ono of Daniel Lambert's choicest daughters. Her third dam was the noted brood mare, Fanny Jackson, dam of Arlstos, 2:27B4, and Anna Paige, 2:27!J. by Arthur's Stone wall Jackson, son of Williamson's Black Hawk. Burlington Savings Bank INCORPOP.ATED 1847. -" pcn-.vrr Httd jamiary 1( 1907( 24,077 Depositors Total Assets $10,089,194,52. The bank has always paid hiplic-st rate of interest allowed by law. Can now legally pay 4 PER CENT, to depositors and will no doubt do so commencing January 1, 1907. All taxes in this State paid by tho bank on deposits of $2,000 on less. Tho Dog Ilivor C.un dub of N'orthfleld has electcJ the.10 jifMcrs: President, W A. Shnw; vlcc-presl-Je it, W. P. Springer secretary. H. 1 Britain; treasurer, (1 Starrett; field captain, H. C. Mosley; as Brattleboro laundries plan to raise rates with similar concerns nbout the State. ine now scaie iur uoii.irs . iu nm ;"-- , vere nresent from Windsor ronntv and 1 1 4 - . - e.,n .nnta 4 V. n 1 ' .UHl V.-TI1LI-, .OT VV-,,.o ..... In White Hlver Junction Thursday Thirty commissioners and selectmen pair. Ahout 100 visitors arc expected in Brat tleboro next week at the annual .meeting of the Grand Dodge of Vermont, New about 15 from Orange county. It wn pronounced one of tho largest an most enthusiastic meetings of tho kin ever held in Vermont A genulno grandfather's clock which England Order of Protection. Monday and hn(j tlck(,(1 away for m()ro lhan ,wo con Tuesday nro the days, The village of Westminster Is to be In-1 corporated and a meeting Is called for April 20 to elect ofticers. Nearly three fourths of the voters signed the petition asking for Incorporation. At the next meeting of the Lake Bomo- seen Yacht club May 1, plans will bo considered for the erection of n club house. Effort Is being made to havo every yacht owner in the vicinity join the club. Butland builders report an encouraging outlook. During the past year ISI applica tions for permits for tho erection of new buildings and for repairs on old ones were filed. William Brown's medicine factory at Itlchford, where Brown's Drops are made, Is to bo converted Into a tenemont house and tho laboratory removed to the second floor of Mr. Brown's house. Tho great snow fall this week around Chester damaged fruit trees and crushed shrubbery to the ground. Tho Grafton stage driver, in order to get through the woods, was obliged to t.end a man ahead As soon as tho frost is out of the ground, work will be begun nt East Burke on a new public hall, SOxf-S feet turies is going to the Vermont building ti tho Jamestown exposition. It is the pro porty of Mrs. II. Charles Royce of St Albans, who Is the great-great-great granddaughter of the famous revolution nry general, lsre.il Putnam, of Con nocticut. In the sugar bush of J. A. Spauldin of Cavendish 75 gallons were taken from two trees at one gathering. Photograph; show that on one tree there are buckets. On nine trees were 112 bucket nnd from them 12." gallons of sap wer taken at one gathering, Mr. Spaulding calls this the best sugar season In years. Fifteen applications for eight liquor 11 censes In Bellows Falls havo been tile. They Include four for first-class, eight for second class, threo for fifth class Last yeai" the commissioners refused to grant any bottlo licenses. If they see fit they can grant four first-class licenses two of the second class nnd two dmi gists' llconses. Nathan I.. Cobb was made a master Ma son In Deo Dodge nt Castleton GO years ago, April S. With one excoptlon all th other members nro dead. The golden an nlversary una observed at Castleton by suitable for entertainments nnd lodgo ,lmch nn(, ,,moko ,alk aUeluied by most room. of the members of I.co Dodge nnd by M Charles I. Pollard of Washington, I). C 'sons from Rutland, Poultney, Bennington secretary of the Wild Flower Preservation Fair Havon nnd other places. Deposits can be made or withdrawn bv mail. Money loaned on lepra! security at lowest rates. orncKn.ii CIIAnt.F.S P. SMITH, President, HKNIIY CJHr.F.NK, Vler-rri-sldent, I'. W. WAniJ. TrrnRMCPT, IE. S. ISHAM, AnxI. Trenstirer. TrtUSVKfSSl C. P. SMITH. tVTt,!,HIl CttAffft, IlKNnY onEKXn, J. I- ItAHSTOW, HKNny wr.i.i.s, i tv. WAitn, At O. WHITTKMOIIE, V, W. PEItUT. 4 IE MLIff GT! bavings Department. Taxes paid as provided by law, City Hail Square North, 4 -4 ink, WlMOQSftl, VT. Foys Pes0 Cent will undoubtedly be paid to depositors from January 1, 1907. All Vermont taxes are paid by this bank on deposits of $2,000 or less. Assets January I. 1907 :::::: $1,378,766.11 Orman P. Rav President, Ormond Cole Treasurer. Soclt-ty of Ainerlea, will speak In Wood stock May 23, under the auspices of tho Villnge Improvement society. Thoy think lots of tho birds In I.udlow The bronzo tnbW, four feet by two and one-half, that Is to bo placed on tho William l.loyd Oarrison marker nt Ben nington has nrrlvel there. The marker The ruby crowned Ulnslfct has arrived nnd will bo erected n-xt month, Tho tablet Joined the feather crowd at tho free luneli counter spread by thoughtful housekeep ers. The repair and blacksmith shop of W. N. Putnam was destroyed by lire at Hyde Park Friday. By hard labor tho Haines were kept from spreading to build ings close by. Tho llrst and most valuable record book of tho Congro3atlonal Church of Brad ford has been borrowed the past year and can not bo found, It dated ono hundred years back. The present membership of the Brat tleboro board of tiado Is 170 nnd there Is $1,500 in tho treasury. Annual re ports show that much good has been accomplished during the year. Felix Medettrlck usplrea oven higher than tho dumocrntla nomination for dis trict attorney ut BoJtun. Ho wants to be mayor. Ho had tho tame aspiration In St, Albans but was never -sleeted al though nominated enough, Ililfus Hawson, aged 'S years, Is deo.d at Drattloboro. Ho was a hate) keeper and bears this Inscription: "Fifty feet west of this spot William Lloyd Garrison edit ed the Journal of the Times, October 3, 152S-Miirch 27. 1S29," At a meeting of the trustees of Lyn don Institute Saturday, Cardinal L. Goodwin of Essex, Mass., was chosen prlnclpnl for tho next school year to succeed M. M, Harris, whoso resigna tion takes effect In June, E, V, Per kins, principal of Lyndon Acndomy, was also chosen ono of tho tcnehcr3 of the same Institution, In Poultnoy the other day at the "Bos ton" slate quarry, a flvo-Inoh drill was used In boring six holes Into which H pounds of dynamite and 2C0 pounds of nl- tro-glycerlne were poured. When explod ed earth and rock to the depth of 4-) feet and covering nn area of 2.-I00 square feet wns thrown to the pit below, It Is tlgur ed that the quantity of rubbish removed would weigh 14,100 tons, White driving his dnusjhtnr to tho rail road Htntlon, W. O, lleebo of Manchester lost control of his horso. Mildred was PARMER WIL'L PROFIT. nritristrrrt'n Find (lint Muplc Sucnr SriMon linn lireu u Good one. Reports to Bradstrecfs for tho week note a decided change in outlook for maplo sugar product. A fall of snow coupled with a warm wave and but little wind has produced a heavy run of sap ana careful Inquiry shows that what has already been gathered equals total out put of last year and there is promise of still moro to be had. Early last week the pricei were more or loss high ns is ex pected on first runs; tendency is now toward a lower price, hut in nny event tho farmer will profit by a good season, J no strike among the granite cutters at llnrdwlck which has covered a period of a ..itie over five weeks, Is declared off and citters are at work again. Manufactu rers In that section are reported to have work on hand to be completed and with labor troublo settled outlook for business there looks very encouraging. From the State belt comes reports that manufac turors are still busy and demand for billiard stock holds good, but plans nro bring employed largoly on old orders. It Is too early yet for new work to come ns spring building has not advanced far enough to demand Interior finish work Kom0 uneasiness Is noted among merch ants nt Fiilr Haven by reason that thero Is an expected labor troublo among the slate quarry workers, who want a enangc from ten hours a day to nlno hours with pay formerly received; they are also nsklng for some other concessions. Re ports from agricultural districts show roadfl aro hi good condition for travel, but frost is rapidly working out of the ground nnd the snow of th- week will be productive of much good In not only filling up the streams, but bt-netlrlal to graHs. Manufacturing Interests through out the state are doing a large volume of business, some of them nie forced to turn nway orders. Wholesale merohantH, dealers In groceries, meats and food stuffs noto larger buying for week. Building material and lumber nnd dr-nl- ers are receiving orders nnd gem-rally speaking, collections nre fully as good as Is to be expected except poislbly, as has previously been noted granite line but outlook In this direction is growing bet ter. In connection with thee points the falluro statistic, ns complied for Brad htreet's for the first qua-ter of 1P07, testify to the generally favorable trade con ditions throughout tho United States, ruling In that period, In a total- number of casualties smaller than the smallest reported In recently preceding favorable years, and tho lightest total of com inercial mortality reported In that period for twenty-five years past, Total num bor of failures for quarter just ended were KM; 190B for amo period showed 2792 In United Stales. Records of New England States show failures for tho first quarter of 1507, Maine 30, eight les than previous year. New Hampshire 10, snmo number 1905. Vermont 18, nn In crease of three over previous year, Massachusetts 1S7, decrease of three Rhode Island 27, a decrease of seven, and Connecticut S3, a decroaho of 10. While Vermont shows nn Incroase In number of fnllures. statistics regarding assets nnd liabilities aro worth comparing as they Miow a decroaso In aggxegato ot both ns rots nnd liabilities. Assets iVU. 3S,000-1W)0, $13,000, Llablll lies 1907, J87.009-19O!, J8S,075. BURLINGTON, VERMONT Confident that this bank fully meets the public's needs, we tender its services to all vho believe in keeping on the SAFE SIDE. C. 9. ISHAM, President. N. K. IIROWIT, Treoonrer, LOCAL SUPERVISION OF SCHOOLS (From the. Landmark.) At the last session of the legislature nn Important law was passed, so weighty, Indeed, that the governor In speaking of it raid: "It will mark tho Logi!aturo of 19C0 as having done more for the State of ermont than any previous Leglolaturo in many years." This law relates to the local superintendent of schools and the appointment of a competent superintend ent who "shall direct the work c-f the tonehers and pupils, prescribe courses of study, supervise the purehr.so and dis tribution of books and supplies, nnd may dismiss a teacher who, in Ms judgement, Is Incompetent and unfit, and shall have all the powers and perform all tho vari ous duties required by law of town sup erintendents of schools," Under this law "any two or more neighboring towns having an ageregato of not moro than 70 nor less than SO schoolsof not less than SSweeks each, mav by vote of the school directors of tho rnveral towns, unite to form a union for the purpose of employing a superinten dent of schools," so that each community Is In this respect, a law unto Itself. The farmers of this measure had In mind, not only tho betterment of tho present school system, but were careful to pro vide generous State aid to the several localities disposed to make a trial of the new law, It being provided, "that the towns unitedly have raised by taxation, appropriated and paid In any one year, a sum not less than 11.350, as a palury for a superintendent of schools, and that un der tho provisions of this act a superin tendent has been employed for one year, then in that event "the State treasurer shall apportion the sum of $1000 nmong the several towns forming the union ac cording to their grand lists." The sum of fl'.-.V) is the least salary that may bo paid. Tho school directors ore empowered to pay more if in tneir judgment u is thought advisable. It seems to us that this law possesses so many commenda tory features thnt It at least deserves an Imoartlal trial, It's provisions aro not ohllgitory, but It Is thought as the peo ple become familiar with the purposes of the act, they will faor Its Introduction to test Its practical results. To impart to tho school teacher a broader knowledge and moro successful discipline: to Instil Into tho minds of tho tin pupils higher Ideals nnd studious habits. the whole eomonoK ot piny, the folly of Idleness, the need of work, the love of knowledge and the religion nf labor, will requiro much of a superintendent, but not moro perhnps than the averniro fnlthful tea cher is willing to give nnd does for the benefit of the scholar and the upbuilding of tho school. These may be cited as a fnw of the obvious things nn educated and conscientious superintendent might think worthy of his earnest effort, for on his shoulders and thoso of Ms co workers do we place great nnd momnn touH responsibilities the making of the youth ot the land Into citizens worthy of a free country. Thero are now some eight unions formed In the Holpard National ank 'Burlington, Vt. Capital ,..$300,000 Sarpte anjPriti 150,000 J. II. HATES, (-reddest, F. E. nimGESP, Vice-President II. T. IlliTTER, Cashtcr. H. . WEED, Alat Caaklrr, Canadian Pa In LOW ROUND TRIP RATES TO PACIFIC COAST Apr. 25th to May 1st. May 5th to May 14th. Juno 7th to June 12th. $80.50 to $93.00 riinsi nosTov. Write for full details of routes, train service, etc. F. R. PERRY, Ills). I'liss. Act., Can, Pile, 117. flU2 WiiNblugton St.. Uontou. I'SSl'.ll I'll V1IMACV EXAM. At a meeting of tho Vermont State board of pharmacy, held at Montpeller April 3. Stato and1 an candidates appeared before tho board more nre in contemplation, so that tho , for examination and the following pasaed popularity of the law seems already in ' the examinations: effect, and Its beneficial results, nf which p. Hdlrose, nurllngton; P. Hebert, wo have no doubt, will soon bo demon- Hoston; M. F. Heagon, St. Albans; A. W. Htrated. The town of Hartford will be one smith, llolyoke, Mass.; A. A. Cote, Fitch amons those who will give the plan a burg, Mass.; 11. O. Hersom, Iturllngton; fair test, a union having been formed j. y, Flt7.ver.ild. Itrattleboro; J. A. Inn wlth Ilartland and l'omfret. In which man, rhittiburgh, X. V,; O. W. McShnme, thoro nre from 15 to IS schools, and wo Krlstol; E. W. Oilman, Mnrshflold; F. L. bespeak for our school directors a success nopuins, Franklin; S. C. Voodry, Cabot; under tho new law fully equal to their . a. La Jeunesse, St. Plo, P, Q. zeal. Wo shall have hotter schools, better , teachers nnd better children under this J law, and we hope In time to seo its i Joseph Falardeau, who died recently In general adoption as a practical woiklng Cirand Hnplds, Mich., on mo to Vorgonnes forcn In every sehool community In the jn nH nnd was a member of tho firm State, lof Hayes, Falardeau & I'nrker, mnnu- factum's ot doors, snf-h and blinds, em- Tho ladles of St Ann's soeloty of St .ploying about 100 men They were foro- Louis Ohureh, K.ilr Haven, tool; In 1C3 in a four days' fair. ed t i suspend business In 1S.S when the financial crash drove many to tho wall.