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TIJK BUH,l,TN(rl()M FKKE PKESS : THURSDAY MAY 23, 15)07.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
A Nonewcmirlnn Write of (lie Season
of 1H.14 nnd Other Interesdlne; .Mnl
Iters Vermont nnd A'nrtliern
To the Editor of the Free Press;
The cold of to-day reminds me of the
cold of another May 11, that of 73 yours
ago, or of May 11, 1834. At that tlmo a
boy of not yet seventeen years, 1 was sell
ing goods with a horse and wagon
among the farmeis near W'utertown, N.
Y., working for my lnotlier, the late
Hamucl I'. Vilas, afterward of Platts
burp. On that May day of the Ions ago,
snow fell all day, but much of It melted
as It came down so thnt though something
over a foot altogether, yet only four or
five Inches lay on the ground at night
which, however, for two or three days
did not entirely melt away. My custom
ary travel waR much hindered by tho
snow on that day such that I was able
to cover but little ground while the roads
for several days were almost Impassible.
A letter tamo to me n few days after
from my brother, Levi It. Vilas, afterward
of Madison, Wisconsin, then postmaster
nt Morrlsvllle, telling me that a 'foot and
n half of snow fell on the day named In
Morrlsvllle 'and Immediate vicinity, nnd
that sleighs were used by many of the
residents for several davs,
"That's another story," to speak In
Kipling phrase, from what T am minded
to tell In addition. The younger people
of the day look upon the time of nearly
three-quarters of a century ago as so far
removed from our day ns so very d'lTcr
ent in the main characteristics of social
lfe that they helleve, I presume, the
weather must somehow have been dif
ferent nlso. "Old-fashioned winters" Is
really but another name, for the cold win
ters which about three winters out of
four we now have.
Hut the customs and manner of living
then were old-fashioned meastned bv the
standard of to-day. Then almost ovcrv
up-to-date merchant had salesmen on the
road with horse and w.-.gon and he. him
self, during the dull season of the voir
hesitated not to leave bis business with
P clerk to tempt the greater profits of the
road. For that wa long before the rail
road and It was not easy for those re
mote from settlements to obtain necees
sltles ether than through pcddlom
As nowarlayn the ambitious country
youth starts by "clerking'' In the village
store, then be would hire out for the
season peddling, with stock to Include
everything. . lmost. nsi 'lv sold at n
country store, taking back from the farm-
e s, hides, sheep pelts and rngs.
During this season of I spent fen
months In northern and western New-
York In the work I detrrlbe. the begin
ning of later work of the game kind with
headquarters In Hattshurg. Watcrtown
then -was a thriving v'Mac-e with one
hotel kept bv a man named Massey,
Plattshnrg was nearly a large as Bur
bngton, or, of about C .no Inhabitants.
The regulation rate paM by peddlers at
Massey'.s hotel for a meal was a York
shil'ing or twelve and a half cents, and
six cents for lodging Whether or not
this was a speeial rate accorded to ped
dlers or the regulation one for all, am
unable now to recall. Psuallv at noon
In stopping at a hotel the order would
be to give a hnre 6 cents worth of hay
-. 'th grain, this being about what a horse
was supposed to need at noon.
Wages worn In accord with prices of
reneral commodities. On tlii.i first trip
of mine on the road. I received yiolV) per
month and expenses, nnd when finally
after nearly five years' experience on the
road 1 was able to comma n 1 .'fl per month
and expenses. T was felt to have reached
the top In that ':lnd o' business.
Northern New York w composed prin
cipally of two parts outside the Adlrnn
dacks, viz.: A spnreoly settled farming
section nnd a wild region heavily wood
ed, for the mot part untouched hy civ
ilization, known ns the "North Woods."
The latter section lay northwest of Ma
lone, bordering for many miles along the
Pt Lawrence and was Inhabited In many
parts onlv hy Indians and trenpers. A
considerable part of It was held ns a
reservation for the Indians.
On a peninsula extending Into the St,
Lawrence river no! of the small vil
lage of Pt. Regis was a large village made
up entirely of St. Regis Indians, most
of whom could speal; no Kngllh. The
houses were of logs without chimneys
nnd heated hy fires hullt on the ground
on one side with a bole In each loof
through whkh the smoke parsed.
Occasionally I visited this village to
sell goods, when squaws, braves and
children a motley crowd of the unwashed
nnd seemingly unwashable would swarm
around my team In search mostly of
cheap trinkets and petty finery. They sel
dom had nny money but bv signs were,
usually able to carry on some trade In
exchanging the articles they wanted for
poller, which they usually had stowed
nwiiy in some remote nook. They were
nrrnnt rogues that ever needed watching
Jest among the numbers that apparently
wlt'i fraudulent or felonious In
tent Hocked around the team
thev pilfer what thev wanted. In
the belfry of their ohureh hung the bell,
with Its quaint Inscription, which had
been raptured hy the Indians from thp
KngUs-h In the famous rieerfleld raid of
J7W and carried through the snow on the
Bhouldors of the young braves to the
shores of Lake Champlain where It was
and is as good as ever.
Horehound and Tar
It cures colds of all kinds. Is
harmless and palatable,
25c, 50c. or $1.00 a bottle.
The largest site cheapest.
All druggists sell it.
rik'a Toothache T)rop
Onre In One Jtlv.U,
It will coat you nothing
to get prices and we have
been able to gain and
satisfy bo many good
customeiu that we feel
Burn that you jiIbo will
find our print shop and
bindery able to serve
you to your complete
?HB XlUiJO VT.KHt riUNTITTO uo4
A Little Care Will Save Many
Burlington Readers Future
Watch the kidney secretions.
See thnt they have tho timber hue
of health; '
The discharges, not excessive, or
Contain no "hrlck-dust llko" sedi
ment. Donn's Kidney Tills will do thin
They watch the kidneys nnd cure
them when they're sick.
Mrs. Catherine Mack, of 4 King
St., Hurllngton, Vt says: "I hnve
noticed off nnd on for four or flvo
yenrs that my kidneys were not not
ing properly. My back would lie
lame nnd sore, particularly so If I
overworked, when I caught cold It
was sure to be worse, Thorn wns also
n slight urlnnry weakness which
wns very nnnoylng nt night, I rend
such reports about Donn's. Kidney
I'llls thnt I decided to try them nnd
got n box at the Park Drug; Store.
They brought mo great relief and I
have always kept them In tho house,
For sale by nil dealers. Price fin
cents I'oster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, solo agents for the Unit
Remember tho name Donns nnd
take no otncr.
buried until thanow disappeared in the
spring, when, siting from u pole, It wis
earrleil to St. Reglrt where 130 y,.ars later
It was an obet of especial pride to all in
the village. Cvcn the smallest papoose
seemed to listen In delight when Its sweet
toned penis cleft the forest air.
The return from the section near Water
town was usually m3de through the north
route by tho old stage road from I'tlca
and Watcrtown by way of Malono to
Plnltsburgh through what wns known as
the Chateaugay woods In which this side
of Mnlone was a stretch of flvo ni.les
wtliont a house.
The southern route from this section
was through the unfrequented ".VI mile
woods," starting In near Potsd mi and
llopklnton nnd ending near Ansable
Forks. This was a touto much dreaded
by travelers because of Its dangers from
wild beasts nnd occasionally from wild
men. Once I drove back over this route
In early spring when the snow in western
New- York had practically disappeared.
In passing through I encountered nearly
thtoe feet of snow nnd travel was male
slowly and laboriously.
One part of the way was for 11 miles
wllthout n house. Stopping one night nt
a rough road house, I was told of a very
dangerous point in the road a few mile
ahead where it seemed doubtful that 1
cnuld pass. I endeavored to obtain aid
but everyone there was so occupied th-it
h could not go with me to the almost
Impassible point. So I "darted on alone
and had reached In the dense forest the
spot In question and was wondering how
I ever could get through, when I noticed
a man on foot coming behind. Kor a mo
ment I was startled, as none nt that sea
son attempted to pass through that route
on foot and peddlers sometime? wre
doomed rich prizes to freebooters in that
untamed region. But I at once spoke up
when he came near, I know you have
come to hei) me through this place.
Yes." he replied, "I finally concluded not
to let you try it alone. As ho spoke I
remembered him as one of the men from
tho place where bust I had stopped. 1
took two long ropes from the wagon and
bound one to the. top of my wagon and
passed It over the load on the side oppo
site the tremendous precipice that with
out guard of any kind jinvnnl on one
side the ley roadway sloping toward It. I
directed tho man to hold fast to the looe
end of this rope, to walk nlong on the
side of tile wagon next to the wall of rock
on tie side of the road oprosltc the pre
cipice and to pull on the rope with all his
might while I walked ahead of him pull
ing with one hand on a roe similarly
fastened to the forward end of the loid
and drove my te.im with the other. Thin
we passed around tins dangerous curve,
in safety. After which I dismissed th
man with many thank"- richly paid, as
be felt, with a number of pieces of tin
ware for ills kitchen. A little earlier my
brother, the late WTlllam H Vllas of this
city, wont over this precipice with his
team, nnd all were saved from destruction
only by the polo of the wagon striking
against a tree near the edge and holding
the horses nnd load fa.st until finally thev
were extilcnted. On this ttlp of mine
mentioned, not many miles after round
ing this dangerous curve, I came to a
section where there was but little snow.
Here In passing through a dense cedar
swamp I was startled by the nearby
screech of a panther which undoubtedly
had scented the :oo sheep pelts carried on
top of my load. The horses trembled n
terror and needed not tlm whip touched
to them to cause, them to spring forward
soon to lenve the place several mllos be
hind. T had a tine young team nt this
time that made but little of the load when
spurred on by fear. Pefnre reaching the
eastern filge nf the forest, deep snow waa
again encountered In which my load was
finally stuck fast near night fall, whll"
Just in sight nf the first hotel, or road
house. Removing the most valuable of
mv goods to Its friendly cover, I stahled
my tired nut team and stopped til! morn
ing, when the hotel keeper with n pair nf
oxen drew my load out of the snow drift
to -where tho snow was less deep so that I
wns nhle ere long to reach the Peru road
and later to pull Into Pittsburgh with
man, load and team unharmed.
Another wild seetlon In that region lay
between Fort Covington nnd Mnsscna,
where for a long distance there wns nnt
a single house, and where several peddlers
reported to have seen pnnthoTs in the for
ests. A toll-gate wa.s then kept about
rnldway between these two places.
Tho subsidiary coins of that time were,
mode, up considerably of "York shillings,"
of twelve nnd a half cents, nnd six and a
fourth cent pieces, Old-fashioned Mexican
quarters and Mexican sliver dollars were
frequently mot with. Put even with no
money trade was nlwnys brisk, "Pnrter"
was always In great demand. Tho hustling
merchant usually had a large "bartar
hniipa" at his headquarters for storing
and sorting the varied assortment gather
ed from a wide countryside.
When I had finished the 10 months' sea
son of 1S.H, on my return homo to visit
my parents In Sterling, Vt., In what Is
now the town of Johnson, I drove with
Kleazer Hunt, nt one tlmo an employe of
my brother In the sumo business with my
self. Mr. Hunt, now a hale young man of
!U or years, grandfather of Ernest nnd
Alba llooth of this city, Is living In Kssox
and I learn from the paper Is recently on
a visit to telatlves In Massachusetts, Wo
dmve to Plattsburgh through tho Cha
teaugay woods and nftr crunHlnellielako
drovo on to Johnson, whole on the site of
what Is now the railroad station at John
son, lived the father of Mr Hunt, Elljiha.
Hut the very old may not bo attractlvo
Mmply for Its nge nnd so for n certain
strangeness that Is nlmost uncanny. The
mind easily runs back nnd skips the long
and usually weary stretch nf space to thH
time when the hlood ran warm and sensa
tions were acute, when the world, even
If It now sccma to havo been n trlflo
rough, was tho moat glorious world we
yet hnve known. Youth oioes ever laugh
and hope and make glad In the hour
when hardships are. pleasutcs nnd priva
Some one has said that "he only Is to
be pitied whose future Is all behind him. '
tlta I we whose futute is nil behind Us nnd
who can of necessity enjoy so very briefly
the hour that Is with us, yet dwell with
fond recollection on the days nnd faces
when we walked the earth In our strength
and vigor, we catch something of a ro
fleeted satisfaction from tho meagre tlm.;
thnt still Is accorded us and look forward
peacefully to see the stars shltio through
our cypress trees.
HARRISON M. VILAS.
Hurllngton, Vt., May II, 1W7.
A $10,000 SUIT.
Strong lllirdnnre Co. CIhIiiis Tluif Car
riage Co. Violated Conlrnet.
The suit of the Strong Hardware Co,
vs. Owosso Carriage & Sleigh Co. of Owos--o,
Mich., and trustees, C. N. Stygtes of
Cmlerhlll. II. N. Cray of Cambridge,
Perry, Head & Co, of Illnesburgh, II F
Cutler of Barre, If. A. Jackson of Water- I
vllle nnd others, nn notion to recover $10.
oon, wa.s Friday entered In Ch'ttenden
county court for the September term, f
II. Hopkins is counsel for the plaintiff,
The suit Involves nn alleged breach of
contract. On September 27, 19K1, the
Mirong company paid a disputed bill to
the Jackson Sleigh company of Jackson,
Mich., nmmmtlng to JIP.13. One of the
terms of settlement was that the Jackson
eompmy was to manufacture for tho
Strong Hardware company, nt their or
ders and for them only, a certain type
of Concord wagon, the spo-lflontlnns for
which were to be furnished by the Strom;
company and to remain Its property.
These specifications were contrived hy
the Strong company nnd a valuable mar
ket had been created for the particular
type of wagon.
It was agrrcd that if the Jaokson com
pany violated the contract they were to
pay the Strong company $5 for each wagon
sold. The Owosso company, against which
suU Is brought, took over the business ot
tho Jackson Sleigh company in October,
1K0, agreilng to assume all obligations.
It Is alleged, however that tho defendant
oNinpany has disregarded Its obligations
to the Strong company by refusing to
manufacture the special kind of wagon
in question at the plaintiff's order nnd has
given exclusive rights to other parties In
New HnglaiKl nnd elsewhere to sell the
wagons and have sold themselves. The
Strong Hardware company therefore
seeks to recover $5 each for 2,000 wagons
on the allegation thnt they were sold lo
other parties In violation of the contract.
The Strong company collected ll,5"0
nbout a year ago from this company for
selling the wagons the previous year in
violation of their contract.
HIGH SCHOOL FAIR.
Young I'rople Unit Merry Time nt
The assembly hall of the high school
was the scene nf gayety nnd brightness
Frldaj afternoon and evening. on
tl c occasion of the annual school fair.
The booths, four In number, were lo
cated in each corner of the largo hall, on
enter ng the hall one came first upon the
advertising booth, decorated in white and i
lavender. This booth was In charge of !
the odd' nnd ends committee and con- i
tamed many handsome nnd Interesting
contributions from the merchants of thu j
city, which were offered for sale.
Next came what was considered the I
feature booth of the fair, the flower
booth, decorated In green and white, th.
base being composed of shields with the
letters H. II. S. In gold The booth Itself
was six-sided and running to the top
among green vines were 25 miniature
electric lights In ted, white nnd blue.
The candy booth was next In order,
dressed In the class colors, brown and
gold, studed with hlg chrysanthemums
Illuminated with electric lights. A large
display of home-made candles wns on
I.nst among the booths was the f.inev
booth, fornnd hy arches of white, and
containing fancy articles of every descrln
tlon. On each s'de of the hall were lemonade
wells, fashioned after the old style hood
well, and decorated in green.
In addition to the larger booths there
were many lessor attractions, Including
lime. Onrrnw. the fortune teller, the
mysterious auetlon table, when, muen
amusement was caused by the articles
contained in the packages, and lastly, the
wlrolos telegraph exhibit, which attract
ed much attention
The biggest feature of the fair wa.s the
Sn-mlnute farce entitled "Tho Young Colle
gian," which was presented by a clever
cast of players In the lecture hall on the
third floor. The hall was packed to th
doors nnd the clever little play caused
much hearty laughter.
The cast was as follows: Mr. Poodle,
Kilns layman, Jr ; Mrs. Hoodie, Hlanche
Pattridge; Charles Cheder. Truman Clapp
Hannah, IajIs Smart: Berlins, Orra Fer
guson. The pliy was w?U acted, nnd, consider
ing the small space In which tho actors
were obliged to perform, the cast deserves
great credit for tho snap with which they
read the lines,
At small tables In one corner of the hall
Ice cream and cake were served, and after
nearly every one present had been fur-
nU.hCd with dance favors, the hall was
denied for dancing. This continued until
a late hour, making a pleasant climax to
one nf the most successful affairs ever at
tempted by the school,
IIISI.TA CIUPTF.Il Ol' rtOSF. CHOIX.
At the nnnunl convocation of Delta
Clinpter of Rose Croix Friday evening.
tho following officers were elected:
Most worthy master Charles A. Chap
man of Ferrlsburgh.
Senior warden William M. Martin.
Junior warden -George H. Reynolds of
Orator Allen C. Cockle,
Treasurer Saylcs Nichols,
Secretary -Iji Forest J. Paige.
The appointments of tho M. W. master
were announced as follows:
M. of ceremonies Herbert P. Small.
Hospitaler Lewl-s M. Simpson.
Guard George K, Ferrln,
Marshal Chnrles H. Jones.
Tyler Georgo II. Whitman.
The JiiiIkc IW Forceful I.nnguugr.
Judge AY. H, Simmons of Flncastle, Vn
told the reporter that D. & M. Paint wns
used on his residence In 18X2, nnd held Its
color well for 21 yenrs; he furthermoro
Hald that 3 years ngo ho wan Induced to
uo nnntlier paint and Is Borry ho did,
because Dm other paint didn't make
good, Tho JudgM will now nlways lino
I.. At M. because lm known that If any
defect exlntH In I,. & M. Pulnt the Iiouhd
will ha repainted for nothing,
The I Al M. Zinc hardens tho I,. & M.
White Dead nnd makes I,. & M. IMtnt
woar Uko lion for 10 or 15 yenrs.
Actual cost of I,. & M. about J1.20 per
Donations of I,. & M. made to churches.
Sold by H. M. Hull, Illnesburgh: 8.
Hlgwond, Wlnoonkl; F. H. Flngg Son,
Richmond, W. B. Nny & Co., rnderhlll;
C, D. Hatch & Co,, Wnterburyi 8. IS.
$832.50 a year is bis profit
Almost $120 a year per cow
I More than many dairymen make on their
I This man's own story, telling Just how he
doing it today, makes mighty Interesting
In it he gives valuable advice regarding
stock, feeding, handling of product, etc.
I chuck full of interesting, practical, money-making
pointers to dairymen.
Every one milking cows should
If you write today, asking for" Profit
let No. 194", you will get a copy FREE, by ad-
VERMONT FARM MACHINE CCO
466 BELLOWS FALLS, VERMONT
ESSAYS AND DISCUSSIONS.
Vermont Dentists Continue Their Hist
The dent. 1 convention was resumed
Thursday morning with n full atten
dance nnd with one or two exceptions
tho day's programme was carried out
according to , h, dole.
The opening mei ting brgan at nine
o'clock with a discussion of the prev
ious evening's Iictuf" and essays, the
subjects being tnkon up whore, they
were dropped the night before.
These discussions took up nil the
early part of the forenoon, nnd late
In the morning two essays were read.
The ti,rst was by Or. 11. O. Kinsman of
Cambridge, Muss . his subject being
"The .Vow nnd tho Old. nnd Why," and
the second bv Pr W. I. Hrlghnm of
South Framlnghnm, Mass., on "Purn
Ished fiold I'llllngs In Soft foment."
Following the reading of these es
says n discussion was opened hy Dr.
M. I,. Hhe' of New York, followed by
Pr. ('. II. Oerrlsh of Exeter, N. II.
Discussion of the subjects wns re
sumed nt two o'clock and continued
until nearly four o'clock.
I. ate lp the afternoon tw., more es
says were rend, the first by Pr. Kd
ward Power of Providence, u. I., on
"What Constitutes a Successful Pro
fesslonal I. lfe?'' and the second by Pr.
A. J. Sawyer nf Manchester, N. II., on
"Treatment nf Root Cannls with Spe.
clal P.eferetKe to Immediate Pool Pill
ing." In the absence of Pr. L. P. Shepard
of Poston, the discussion of these es
says wa opened bv Pr. Itheln, fn.
lowed by Pr W. 1 Itrlgham. Tho dis
cussion of the ess.ijs occupied the re
mainder of tile afternoon. Kssays hy
Pr. C. H. C.errlsh. Pr. I,. P. Shej-ard
and Pr. C,. p ('henry of St. Johnsbury
were omitted from the day's' pro
gramme The visiting nnd local dentists gathered
in tho armory m the evening for a social
session, the following programme being
rendered: Heading b Mr. Towne; violin
solo by Pr. Powers, reading by lir.
l.ynde, selection by Waterman's orches
tra: solo b: Pr Gokev. -Each number of
the programme was warmly encored.
Following tile programme refreshments
wore served and dancing was Indulged In
until a late hour.
OlTlerrs nieetril Ht Closing sr,,on
Mntr nelely Vesteriln?.
The remaining business of the dental
convention was taken up Friday morn
ing at nine o'clock, and following the
clearing up of unfinished bus-mess of tho
previous day, the election of officers took
place. The foil nvlng were elected for the
coming year: President. C H. Kent of
Parre; first vice-president, Harry F,
Hamilton of Newport; second vice-presi
dent. Charles F Mee-hani of Hollows-
Falls; secretary. Thomas Mound of Rut
land; corresponding secretary, Grace
I,. Posworth nf Rutland; treas
urer, W. H Munsell of Weill
River. The executive committee was Hp
pointed ns follows: A. '., Cutler of Hen
nlngton; P. M. Williams of Rutland, I..
1". Mellon of Middlebury. The place of
th" next meeting was left to the execu
The following weto appointed delegates
to tho National Dental association con
vention, to be held at Minneapolis, July
3n to August J- C. W. Stee! of Parre;
George O. Mltdicll of St. Alb.ins; H. T.
Hamilton of Newport, Orare 1,. Posworth
of Rutland; Dav d Mnnson ot Hurllngton
J. H. Jnckson of Hurllngton; J. A. Pear
sons of Parton; K. I,. Cleaves of Mont
pollor; C F. Meecham of Bellows Falls;
D. F.. Mellon of Middlebury.
Following the rleotlon of officers the
tlmo wns given up to tho different ex
hibitors for demonstration, nnd most of
the visitors left for home shortly nfter
If the Hub)- Is Cutting Teeth
Be sure and use that old and well-tried
remedy, Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Sy
rup for children teething. It soothe3
tho child, softens the gums, allays all
pain, cures wind colic and Is tho best
remedy for Diarrhoea. Twenty-tlvo
rents a bottle.
Senior Clnn in Medical College Kleeta
ITIeers . I'rr-lon President.
The annual meeting of the class of Ifin;
medical department of tho I'nlverslty of
Vermont was held Friday afternoon at
which the follow-In? ofTI'rs for the yeai
were elected: President, A, W. Preston,
from the Alpha Kappa Kappa society;
vice-president, R. 13. Fleming, Pill Chi;
secretary, W, D. Hnwcn, Delta Mil; treas
urer, H. H. Uawrence, Phi Chi: marshal
II. n, H.iylett, Delta Mn; executive com
mittee, J, J. Rurke, Alpha Kappa Knppa,
li. W. Pamdy, T. J. Kelly, Phi Chi, K,
F, MaoVane, Delta Mu; auditor, Mr
McDonuld, Alpha Knpp-.i Knpp-a; his
torian, A. W. chapman. At the meeting
It wns voted to have a picture of tho class
taken, suitably framed nnd presented in
.vvriomi, socim v ok coi.o.viw,
The niinual mooting of the Natlonnl
Society of the Colonial Dames of America
In the State of Vermont was held Wed
nesday at the homo Qf Mrs. llradley 11.
Smillley, 47 Ailanis street. Members were
prevent from St. Albans. Hurllngton, Roy.
niton and Pennington. Tho following of
ficers were elected:
Honorary president Mrs, llradley It,
President -Mrs. Rrookea Rrown, llui
llngtnn. First vice-president- Mrs. John A Mead,
Second viee-prestdont Mrs. Horaco
from 7 cows.
on an average.
did it, and is
Every line Is
illoxle Dyer, Rutland.
Secretary-Mrs Oenrge Allen Laird,
Treasurer Mrs. David X Haynea,
Rof-i.vtrnr-.Mrs. Henry S. Plngham, Pen
nington. HNtorlnn- Mrs. Helen M. Wlnslow,
Tho society has sent n large number of
Interesting and valuable colonial articles
to tile Jamestown exposition and contri
buted several pieces for the Vermont
At the close of the husinesa meeting
dainty refreshments were served and a
soda! hour enjoyed.
VETERANS ELECT OFFICERS.
SpnnNli-A merlenn W'nr Soldiers Also
Voir for Decennial Crlrhrntlon,
The annual meeting nf tho members of
Company M. Veterans of the Spanish
American War. was he'd Thursday night
at the Y. M C. A. rooms The following of
fliers were elected for the year ensuing:
President, V. K. Willnrd; Vice-president,
Oeorge W. Shnrpley; secretary and treas
urer, V. S. Wager.
It was voted to celebrate tho lfith an
niversary of their muster Into the service
of the t'nlted States, at the next annuil
meeting, which occurs May 11. 1!W. Th -oftlcers
were Instructed to appoint tho
necessary committees to complete ar
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K. C. Ross liiivr DcoUUe Vote ngnlnst
Cnmlotlmi of Anilrcn- Johnson.
fFrom the Philadelphia Inquirer.)
lCdmund C. Ross has Just died in poverty
and obscurity In a little town In New
Mexico. Probably this mere announce
ment carries little Information to the or
dinary render, hut "t Is a fact that Ross
Is perhaps the greatest of American politi
cal martyrs, one who was driven from
high position Into lenomlnv because he
dared to do his duty In a strenuous age
He was the I'nlted States senator who
gae the decisive vote against the convic
tion of Andrew Johnson at his Impeach
ment trial In lSiX There were six other
republican senators -who had previously
annoui..ed their Intention to support
Johnson on the ground of Insufllclent evi
dence; but they were men of prominence,
who, although driven to political Coventry,
were still able to maintain themselves.
It was well known nt the last moment
that everything depended on the vote of
Ros, and It was supposed by the majority
Unit he could bo kept In line. He was a
soldier of fortune who. after a picturesque
career, turned up as senator from Kan
sas. His abllltle.s were not above tho or
dinary. He had everything to gain nnd
nothing to lose except his self-ropect hy
voting for conviction He was beset on
all sides to so vote and waited until the
last moment to see if he could reconcle
his conscience to such action. He was
threatened with loss of position and pres
tige and with poverty If h" served his
conscience. He would have had rich re
wards had ho voted with the majnntv
Put he said plainly thnt he could not see
that Johnson was guilty of crime. He
hated Johnson and all his political works,
but thnt his removal of Stanton was
against the law he did not believe, and it
can be said that almost no one believes It
now. Most of the senators who voted for
conviction afterward were i-t.-wl thnt th.iv
,,, not mevn, am1 SOme openly con-
fessed that they had been mistaken Hu:
Ross got bis reward of jovcrtv nnd dis
grace, nnd lived almost 40 years
Had Johnson been convicted, Wado
would have become President and would
have been nominated for vice-president
with Grant, nnd many strange things
would hnve resulted In politics, p was
while the clans were gathering to nomi
nate Grant thnt the suP lv.ia dee'ded and
Wade Inst the coveted nomination.
F.very important writer on the constitu
tional history or law of this country
agrees that Johnson with nil his faults
should not have been convicted Just as he
ought never to have been nominated for
vice-president In the first plnce, though
this was done nt the mandate of Lincoln.
Ross did what was right nnd suffered.
Not all statesmen hive such courage, but
most of them who hnve defied opinion
have lived to bo rehabilitated, rndnubt
edly Ross save the country from grett
peril, and ho has been almost entirely ami
undeservedly forgot ten.
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A NetTNpnprr Man Whoae tllnoil T'tinip
Snuniled I, Ike n llnrmnnlcn,
(From the Philadelphia Press.)
A Cnrson Warren, known far and
wide ns the "man with the musical
heart " whose weird and deadly a 1 itl nt
hourly threatened death, nnd defied nil
Attempts nt cures by the world's great
est spe, lallsts, Is dead.
With his heart heots giving forth
audible sounds like the low strains of
R harmonica, Warren lived for twen'v.
five yenrs, reconciled to the opinions
voiced by physicians that heart dlen
eventually would claim him. nut, nlas,
for the prophecies of the medical world
nt large, he has died from pneumonia
nfter nn Illness ot three days.
For a quarter of a century Warren
strolled nbout town or lounged nbout
his home hero, carrying constantly on
his person the following will bequeath
ing his body. In the event of death from
heart dlseae to science:
"This Is my las will and testament:
At my death 1 give and bequeath to the
surgeons of the Medtco-Chlruglcnl Col
lege Hospital, mv bodv for dissection, in
order thnt my heart mny he removed for
examination In the. Interests of science.
"My brother, Andrew H. Wnrren, nf
this city, will see that my wishes In this
respect are carried out.
"(Signed) A. CAHSON WARRKN."
Wnrren nlso carried the following let
tor for voars. addressed to the Coroner:
"In case of my sudden denth from ac
cident or heart disease my body Is to be
delivered to the Medleo-Chlrurglcal
College Hospital for dissection by the
surgeons there for the Increare and dif
fusion of knowledge among the profos.
slnn. It Is mv ib !re thnt the physicians (
mny know what has caused mv suffer
ings nnd that thev may prescribe for
hnmnnlty similarly nffllcled after I nm
Relatives of the dead man are sad to
hnve followed out his Instructions to the
Wnrren wn a native of Philadelphia
and a veteran newspaper man. His
weird ailment developed when he bad
reached middle age At first he suffered
excruciating pains. anil the peculiar
sounds that came from his heart aS It
pumped blood caused him much uneasi
ness. For fifto'n years, up to the very buir
of his death. Warren had not known a
surcease from pnin. At periods fearful
pains would shoot hrough the mvr.nd
nerves or his body, leivlng him weak
nnd exhausted at the end of the atnek.
At other times the agony was continu
ous for da' s and -weeks nt a time. Stol
oilley bo hore up under his misery, chat
ting and smiling tho while his teeth grit
with the Intensity of th" pain he brave
ly sought to conceal from his friends.
Vainly he sought a cure in climate,
nnd In the listless, ns well as tho strenu
ous life, hut there wa no relief. With
his Increasing years his nliment grew
worse, nvery two hours he uns n waken
ed nt night bv the murmuring from his
own heart, which could be hoard nt
times across an ordinary room.
Wnrren spent months In dozens of hos
pitals throughout Pennsylvania nnd the
country nt largo. Heart specialists from
the large cities In this country nnd from
Paris, London and Perlln examined,
studied nnd marveled nt his ailment.
All agreed that death was apt to over
take him at nny minute.
The theories of tne manv physicians
who examined him at first mide the sick
man melancholy Then he learned to
face death with n grim defiance.
"Tlm most depressing thing," he would
sav to his friends, "is the suspense nnd
dreail expectancy " Ye so chreery in
demeanor nnd socially pleaant was he
Hint not one of the hundreds that passed
him diillv on Chestnut street ever sus
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(From the Rutland Herald )
The death of Dr. John M Harlow of
Woburn. Mass, Monday calls to mind
the brilliant surgical operation pt rform
eil by him while engaged in the pra-tl e
of. his profession nt Cavendish, whre
h'l resided for 1 T years, subsequent '
DV. It was during that tlmo thnt he
performed the remarkable euro which
gave him world-wide reputation amonpc
medical men A. young man who wns
drilling n hole In n rock had an Iron
bar three feet seven Inches lonp blown
through his skull hy the premature
discharge of a blast. When the uocj.
dent took place the man was holding
the bar In hi" hands The explosion
drove the bar completely through Ills
head and high In the air. Fortunately
the bar was round and smooth by use
The accident occurred on September
13. ISIS, In the town of Mount Holly
and the victim of the nrcldent, who
was employed In tho construction of
the Rutland nnd Hurllngton railroad,
lived as late as Mny 21, ISfil, when he
died In Snn Francisco. The operation
made a great sensation at the time and
was commented upon far and wide. It
Is doubtful If with all the ndvnnce In
science nnd the development of stir
gory a more brilliant operation would
be possible to-day. A case Ike the
one In point would be naturally con
sidered fatal, nnd if the victim was re
lieved of the ngony attending such nn
nccldent, It would vorv likely be all
that would be attempted Rut the old
time country doctor was obliged to
face many problems for the first tlrce,
nnd In his hlg-henrted Interest In his
follows ho fought denth In every form
This wns the spirit which animated
Dr. Hnrlow. He noted upon tho prin
ciple that while there Is life there Is
hope, nid valiantly faced the problem
set before him. The event Justified his
faith In hmlsolf nnd In p'ovl'l',"c and
.he voonn- man lived hnlf a score of
years a witness to the horolc surgeon'u
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