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HIE BURITNCtTON FREK PRESS: TIIURSPVY. DECEMBER 5, 1907. TUB WEEKLY FRH3E PRE3B. S rents per copy, 50 cents for six months, 11.00 a year, postage psdd. Advertisements and subscriptions re ceived nt tlie otnee, 159 College street, Full advertising rates sent on upi Ilea lion. Accounts cannot be opened for sub scriptions. Subscribers will please re mit with order. Names are not entered tmtll payment Is tecelvod, and all papers nro stopped at tho end of the time paid for. Remittance at the risk of the subscrib er unless made by registered letter, or by check or postal order payable to tho pub lisher The date when the subscription ex pires Is on the nddrcss-lnbel of each paper the chance of which to a sub sequent dite becomes a receipt for rc ilttnnce. No other receipt Is sent unless refloated. The receipt of the paper Is a niffletent receipt for the first subscription. When a chance of address Is desired, both the old and new addresses should bo Riven. Terms 31.00 n Tear. In Advance. DAILY by mall S-1.00 n year In ndvnnie H ATI- IV CANADA. DAILY. ff.no n jenr In ndvnnce. Wrcr.KI.Y, J2.00 n year In ndvanee. mm: phess association, Publishers, Hurllngton, VI. J3URI.INC.fON, THURSDAY, DEC. 5. WANTED. When you want anything, advertise In tho new special column of this paper. Bomo bargains are offered there this w.'ek which It will pay you to read about Sea page two. This paper has more than 25,000 readers every week and ono cent a word will reach them all. It is raid that Chlcano Is likely to fiecuro the republican national conven tion. The windy city usually Bets what It wants a-nd works for. Our Jack tars are hustling these days preparing for their long cruise to the far Pacific, and It is to be hoped frttn every point of view they may have a r-pecdy as well as a safe return. New Mexico has already begun to I i k at the door of the Union and Dk'uhoma, the latest in tho constellation rf States, will make a strong argument f r her neighbor. The numerous admirers of tho Rev X). S. Mackay, formerly of St. Albans, but present pastor of the Collegiate Church on Fifth avenue, New York, will regret to hear that ill health has made it neces sary for him to relinquish hta charge and go to Europe for a year's vacation. The news announcement that tho Ver mont Marble company, of which Gov ernor Fletcher D. Proctor Is president, distributed a carload of turkeys to Its married employes for a Thanksgiving dinner, affords little Idea of tho care and trouble this act of generosity In volves. The baskets, each containing a turkey as well as a supply of cran berries and Mveet potatoes, aio sent each year wherever the married employe lives, and the territory Included In the list of residences of such employes embraces in addition to Proctor Itself West Rut land, PIttsford, Rutland town, the city of Rutland, Danby, Dorset, Hramlon, New Haven and other towns. Some idea of the work involved can be gained from the fact that no less than baskets are thus distributed. Tin- Ver mont Mnrble company plainly believes In giving reason for giving thanks on Thanksg.vlng. nisi.Ti:ar.sTKu testimony. The people of Vermont will be In terested In what must be regarded j.s entirely unprejudiced testimony with reforenre to Vermont's representation in the Jamestown exposition. The cap tain In the United States revenue ser vice who Is In charge of the govern ment exhibit of that service at Jamcs town has, written to a resident of Hur llngton and In the course of his letter he says: "I have taken a keen interest in the Vermont Stato exhibits and the State building I am well within bounds in saying that tho State Is most appro priately and most Interestingly repre sented by its four exhibits, in four dif ferent buildings,, the history, mines, States and Vermont State buildings, ench of which is of great Interest The State building Is unique In its colonial cottage style, and has attracted wide and favorable attention. Tho hostess, Mrs, Goddard, of Montpeller, Is most charming and hospitable, and Is ac counted one of the most pleasing of the hostesses here, I have been per mitted to know quite a little of the history of the various States buildings nnd I am prepared to say that tho ono entertainment at the Vermont build lnjf was one of tho most artistic and modest of any of tho State functions. I am telling you this bo that you may refute any criticisms you may hear. You will know thn facts from un en tirely unprejudiced ohervcr." This language seems to be explicit ns well as comprehensive, and It would indicate that the money spent for ad vertising at the Jamestown exposition was not wholly lost. Wo supposo If some of our good friends have their way our commonwealth will go Into retirement so far as the general public Is concerned nnd depend for publicity on past prestige recalled and present penchant for crime frocly exploited In tho public print. OFFICIAL OPENING OF Till: VKH- MONT .SANATORIUM. The official opening of tho Vermont Sanatorium for Incipient tuberculosis, generously donated to tho people of Vor mont and handsomely endowed by United States Senator Rodfleld Proctor, is an nnunced to take place on Tuesday, De mber 10, next. On this occasion op 1 ortunlty will bo afforded visitors to in spect tho building and grounds and In vlted guests who will bo received by tho trustees will also have opportunity to meet tho staff of tho Institution, It is expected thut among tho noted speakers jvlll bo leading experts on tuberculosis and sanatoria for its treatment. At threo o'clock In the afternoon there will ha a meeting In tho administration building at which Dr. E. H. Ualdwln, tho well known specialist of Snranao Lake, and others will speak. Vis. tola from Hurllngton cun leave on the fljer at noon and return on the fljer at C:40. The purposes mid plans of the sanato rium will bo fct forth in connection with the meeting, but for tho bcnellt of those who will not bo present It may be well to emphasize the fact that tho Vermont Sanatorium Is intended only for those early cases of pulmonary tuberculosis, In which there is icason to expect n cure, or nt least such Improvement of their condition that they may become wage earners again. R Is also an educational Institution where patients arc to bo taught tho simple but Important lnws of hygienic living nccessnry for their own well being, and where they will also acquire the essential habits of personal cleanliness, so that, although they' may not bo cured, t lie j will cease to be a menace to those bout them, when they return to their homes. In addition to Incipient cases ns de fined by tho National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis It Is explained that those who have had a dally temperature not exceeding 10) de grees, so- e Impairment of general strength: moderate loss of weight, with one or both uplivs showing dullness, with rules, with lat-jngcal and marked diges tive disturbances absent, nro suitable for treatment, Patients with marked mp toms of digestive disturbances, or with laryngeal Involvment as shown by loss of voice or hoar-ieness; with night mveats, regular afternoon elevations of temperature above 100 degtees, great loss of w eight, or with frequent attacks of diarrhoea; even when there nro com paratively few signs in the lungs, could not be admitted to the Sanatorium. Tho Vermont Sanatorium Is a charit able Institution built ns a free gift and partially suppoi ted bv an endowment, and physicians are irged not to recommend for admission those who are able to meet the larger charges of private Institutions or regular resorts, as this Sanatorium is not Intended for such and their admission would result In keeping away an equal number of those who could not afford to go elsewhere. The simple running expenses of the In stitution will amount to twelve dollars per week or more for each person and the price Is llxed nt sevsn dollars j. week In order to help those who can not afford to pay more. There Is every reason to expect thai the Vermont Sanatorium will be a valua ble and elllclent factor In the crusade against tuberculosis In Vermont and be come an enduring monument to Its gen erous founder. liuciins appoints a VFiuio.vrnit. Governor Hughes of New Vork has made an excellent appointment to the of flee of surrogate of New York county to succeed Frank T. Fitzgerald, democrat who died a few days ago, In the sclo'- tlon of Charles A. Iieckctt, who has been In public life for a number of years and who has had considerable experience In the surrogate's ofliee, having served as probate clerk under Surrogates Rollins and Ransom. Surrogate Beckett is a son of Vermont. having been lorn in Wllllnmstown forty eight years ago. He graduated from Dartmouth College In the class of ISfO and from Columbia L Diversity liw school In 1SS3. lie was admitted to the New York bar tho same year and for the past fifteen years he bns been a member of tho well known law linn of Hamilton & licckett, having paid espec al attention to work in the probate and special surrogate lines. In 19 President Roosevelt, then gov ernor, appointed Mr. licckett one of the managers of the Elmlra Reformatory. which position he held for about four years, eventually becoming the president of that board. It was during his period of administration that much of tho re construction work at the Elmira Refor matory was begun or planned, Mr. licckett Is a member of the liar association, the University, West Side Republican, Delta Kappa Epsllon and Dartmouth clubs. The salary is 515,0 a year, nnd Mr. Heckett's term will con tinue until January, 1000. No little political Inteiest attached to tho apjrotntmcnt of surrogate. Horherl Parsons, president of tho New York re publican county committee, who is al leged to be making tacit war on Gov ernor Hughes, Journeyed to Albany to try to Induce the executive to appoint either Charles S. Whitman or moro par ticularly William H. Wadhams, the man who Is credited with the discovery of Parsons. licckett had the support of II. W. Mack, leader In the fifteenth dis trict, In which Hughes has lived for somo years. Parsons Is said to have ma-do tho ungracious remark that he fared ticttcr than he expected, having looked for tho appointment of a demo crat. How Parsons could havo expected to havo his recommendations considered under the circumstances Is a marvel, Meimtlmo the Ernplio State's chief coun ty Is apparently assured a splendidly equipped surrogate. A REAL SCHBMBlt. For six months sne had been pleading with him to buy an automobile. "They are too expensive," ho protested for the hundredth time. "If I bought an automobile I would have to cut down our expenses," "What expenses?" fche asked. "Why, table expenses. For Instance, if I had an automobile I couldn't afford to have cbickon every Sunday," She laughed, "Why, you goose! If you had an auto mobllo you could run down cnopgh fowls to linvo chicken every day, to say noth ing of big turkeys and nlco roasting pigs. Why Is It men haven't any brains?" And tho next day ho hustled nronnd to tho nearest dealer and ordered a rac- lnr mnelitnn Clilenrrr, V INTEREST IN APPLE GROWING Horticulturists Find It Is Increas ing in Vermont. Fntor Erection of Illir Cold Storage Ilulhllnu In lltirllnglnti, .Making the City n Distributing Point for T"riilt nnd Produce, Tho 13th annual meeting of tho Ver mont State Horticultural foclety opened Tuesday afternoon ut 2 o'clock In tho Masonic Temple hall, and was well at tended. The meeting was pteslded over by the president of the society, T. 1 Klnnoy of South Hero. He opened the program of the afternoon by Introduc ing Mayor W, J. Ulgelow, who made a short address of welcome, MAYOR'S WELCOME. In his -cmarks, Mr. Illgolnw spoke or the facilities which Hurllngton pos sesses for entertaining SUte organiza tions, and said that the city was al ways glad to welcome conventions with in her borders, ns thev brought lend ers In all lines of wor'- to the city. Tho organization, he said, wan to be con gratulated on one thing more than nil others, and that was, that If the State of Vermont has In away censed to be a market for horses and turkeys an' her maple sugar has been mi tidulntorated that It is tceelved with suspicion In the o-.itsldo markets, but the flavor of Its fruits cannoi be adulterated nnd she' Is still unmatched for her line apples. He computed tho condition of affairs In the past, when the apple crops were left to take care of them selves, with tho present time, whin tho very best methods of raising apples are employed, and tho apple-raising part of farming has beeonic a business In It self. Mayor Hlgclow urged the members of the society especially to Interest their youn - men anil boys In this part of tlm work, and pointed out that their aim should bo to have the younger men de velop the niohnrd.s th .t they had set out, rathe- than the men of middle or advanced age. He touched also on the help problem and offered some suggos t.ons for the consideration of the mem bers of the society, whereby the ques tion of help from the foreign, element could hn solved by establishing n svs- tem of co-operation among the laborers. The mayor's remarks were greeted with warm applause by the members. PRESIDENT'S RESPONSE. The respenso to Mr. lllgelow's nddress was made by T. L. Kinney, of South Hero, president of the society. who spoke of the first time the society mot in Hurllngton, many years ago. of Its rapid progress since then, of the many mrr tings and warm welcome the society had received In different parts of the State, and especially of the welcome which had always been extended the so ciety by the city of Hurllngton. Mr. Kinney then touched upon the great aim and hope of the society as a body, that of making Hurllngton a great distributing point for all the fruit and produce raised In Vermont. lie spoke of the line location of the city In the very heart of the Champlaln valley, where the erection of a great cold storage building would draw farmers from all pirts of the State to put their products Into storage. It should be a plant where could be stored thousands of bnrrels of apples, and which would be an lnplra tlon to the farmers to put forth better efforts to make Vermont one of the greates-t apple-growing States In the U'llon. He referred to the State of Maine whleh a few years ago was behind Ver mont In th. growing of fruit, and whleh now put out on the market over r.ooo.AOO barrels of apples annually. With a gteal cold storage plant nt Hurllngton. and protective laws req-ardlnc the packing find shipping of apples, ami with her fine orcli-'ids, continually growing better and larger mips, Vermont could In time he Mi., g-e;it npple-pro.liielng center of the United States. Regarding the matter of the young men taking up the business of apple growing. Mr. K'nncy said that whl'e at the time the society was first organized only one boy was studying hort'e'il'iire. fully 2." were now ensnged In the study of the uheet. Mr. Kinney's remarks were warmly received by the members. Following this nddress. W. N. Phelps of South Hero rendered an orlglml song called "IOvely Cham p'aln " RI.'PORTS OF OFFirrcns. The report of the secretary showed that while the pa"t year hud been fairly satl'fai tory, the Increase in membership had not been as- large as It might have been. Fifteen new memb'rs were re ported, while 11 members have been dropped, leaving a nK total of four new members for the year, anil a grand total of S4 In all. The sum of has been re-Plved In dues. Requests from the Maine and Massachusetts societies have been received, asking that the Vermont society send delegates to their meetings, both of which were attended by T. I.. Kinney as a representative of the Ver mont society. The report of the treasurer showed a lance of J.VW.30 on hand, Roth reprrts w re accepted by the society. COUNTY REPORTS. The reprrts of the vice-presidents from the several counties were then heard, K. 1. Wright of Middlebury reported fur Addison county. There is a growing In terest In this county In tho matter of apple growing, nnd many nptaylnt machines have been purchased, Th,. as-t season has been a hnid ono for young trees in the c unty, nnd tho early potato crop was a failure, although tho crop of lato potatoes was large. Up to the present tlmo, no San Jos scale has been discovered In this count v. Grand Islo county wns reported by D. T. Tromblny of Islo In Motte, who stated that owing to the cold spring all fruit was late, and on account of the shortened growing period none of the fruit reached Its normal size. In the north end of the county only about 25 per cent, of the usuat crop was realized, while In tho south end the crop was normal. Nearly nil tho fruit In the county was sold on the trees, with ad vantage to the sellers, Orange county wns .reported by A. M. Vnughn of Randolph, In the ab senco of D. H. Mnrso of tho same town, Tho report showed that while this county was rather behind In the mnt ter of setting out young orchards, there was awakened Interest In (he subject of nppln growing. Windsor county wns reported hy George W. Perry of Chester ns ashow Ing the least Improvement In tho mat ter of applo growing, Whllo apples that wore sold In this county brought a good prlco, no now orchards hava been set out, and most of tho farmers preferred to sell their apples for cider. Conditions could be Improved In this county, ho statod, If the fnrmers would take bettor care nf their orchnrdi ' llunrll from OtllCr COUntlOS tllTO' Reports from other counties through- out the Stato wcro not glvon, owing to tho abaonco of tho vice-presidents. VI3G13TA11LES FOR THE MARKET. Following tho reading of reports from tho counties, a moat Interesting; and Instructive paper was prusontod tiy J. Otto Thlllow of Philadelphia, on .' "Veo-etnMes fnr Vln M,,rlt.t " fllltlnir up the discussion of tho best and most prolltable vegetables for tho farmer who Is situated at somo distance from a consuming market, and giving n de scription of tho manner In which largo market gardens nro conducted In and near largo cities. Mr. Thlllow also spoke In enthusiastic terms of tho proposition to build a largo cold stor age plant In Hurllngton, and of the ad vantage that such n plant would be to tho farmers In the State. Follow ing his nddress on the market ques tion, Mr. Thlllow read n short paper on i'Heautirylnr the Home Horticul tural," which was of especial Interest to the ladles In the audience. The paper on "The Re-topping Prob lem" by D. C. Hicks of North Claren don was not presented, owing to the absence of Mr. Hicks. PROF. MACOUN ON CO-OPERATION. The last paper of the afternoon was presented by Prof. W. T. Macoun, hor ticulturist at the Central Experimental Karma, Ottawa, Canada, who gave a most Interesting nddress on the prob lem's of "Co-operation," nnd tho best methods of carrying on this mode of produce raising. FRUIT HXHIHIT. rhe exhibit of fancy apples of all descriptions Is very large, showing the very finest specimens nt all kinds of apples, nnd there Is also a large ex hibit of potatoes, pumpkins, squnsh, cabbage, etc. EVENING SESSION. The evening session wns held in tho Williams Science hall of the University of Vermont, President T. L. Klnnoy pre siding. In extending a university greeting, President M. II. Huckham emphasized thn fascination of horti cultural work and the numerous pos sibilities of that work. MAKING PLACES HEAUTIFUL. The first speaker was J. otto Thlllow' of Philadelphia. Ills lecture whleh was illustrated with storeoptlcon views, was on "Home and town Im provement." He s-nld that horticulture Is an old-time art and has no dating. Tho traveler in passing through Eng land, France and Germany Is Impre.s seil at once with the attention which Is paid to horticulture Then, with the aid of his lantern sllflrs, which repre sented actual scenes and accomplish ments, he showed how Imro and unat tractive homes, plots and alleys were made beautiful nnd artistic by tho Ju dleious planting of a few seeds by the children. EANDSCA PE GARDENING. The second and last speaker was Prof. F. A. Waugl) "f the Massachu setts Agricultural College, formerly of the University of Vermont, whosu address was on "I.andscapo Garden ing." With the aid of lantern slides, Professor Waugh told something of the history of the art of landscape gardening as praetlced In ancient Egypt. India. Greece. Rome, Germany, England and our own country. He considered In parti' ilar tho great va riety of natural lai.dseape In America, and then took up a discussion of the work of the Innds npo gardener. Tho work of tho landscape artist Is to bring beauty and order out of chaos and in executing his designs the land scape nrtlst exr "esses himself Just as any other nrt!s-.3 docs. SNOW HAS HELPED TRADE, I. umber Dealers, Dimeter, Report Might I'iiIIIiik On" In Orders. Reports to P.r Jstrcet's for tho week show that th- fill of snow In the north ern section of tl.e State has benefited re tall merchants ii'id Increased their trade to a conslderaM" extent. This also has tended to hast' n the operation of lum her dealers who aro planning for their winter work, operations In this line, It is expected, iwll ii.it be so large as usual, owing to present difficulty in obtain. ng currency and until definite arrange ments can be trade for money, work will be conducted on a limited basis. In this connection, however, reports from lumber dealers how that a very large demand has been had all the year and hlg'ier price1- h.ive been received than at any period n recent history of lum ber men. lint with opening nf present month a slifht falling off In demand win not'ci d and d. filers In the State say hut vry few ord'is wcie received during cm rent week lnt rinsed. This, how ever. Is accunteil for by reason of stringency in n.oney market. There aro at picsenl but fow surplus stocks, in fact, dealers ! ,ive expn lenced dim ulty In lllllng orders all the fall by reason of a lack of lumber In market. A drop In market priees Is noted. This, It Is ex pected, will re iH in a number of small er companies, placing stock on the mar ket hut In the main there are no largo surplus stocks. Reports frui. builders throughout the State note ar Inclination In many of the business .entPrif to delay placing or ders for futur, building which condition has been charmed by yeneral situation. It !s, how(er expected Hut with mills emp!o.ed In 'nture there will he con siderable Ini !0 i,R it this Is contingent upon more settled conditions generally. Reports from iicrlcultur.il ctnters show n slight falllri,- off in prices for produce but with tin i fiilllnd off Mken Into con sideration, t'e nveraRc prices received nro high I.!ti, if nn-, falling oft In trndo In tt , centeis Is noted. As was to tip expected, the closing of mills In the manufactut Ing towns h.is been evidenced during the past week, In cm tain section., imt thin Is only tempor ary. Furthei Inquiry among mill owners show a liberal number of orders on hand and but few i ancelhtlnns. A shortage In cunercy Is mm i.rlnff experienced but not so mticb dimculty is felt ns was ap parent during thn earlier part of tho period. Wholesale (rrns jn f0,j stuffs report usual olume of business. Collections generally are slow. Outlook for holiday trade fairly gi.M. summary nf condi tions for month of November tends to show volutin of business generally has been up to t)m nvrrage for tho period although there has been n dropping off In volume, nf npn. hiislness i,y manufac turers as compared with tho samo porlod of laBt year. The failures fnr tho month Just closed showed three bankruptcies, Liabilities, JG.913.23; assets, $J,"7S.W as compared with two bankruptcies for samo month last year with liabilities f,"11.0f. nnd assets $M11.15, November of this year also rendered ono receivership appoint ment, Damago done, by flro tho past month: Twelve fires, 15 mercantile Interests af fected, damage aggregating JS.OODj ns against three fires, four merchants and damage Jur.o corresponding period last year. No new corporations "woro ro ported during November thl year. NOTES g UDMBBII .!! hmhuxhh Tho State convention of the AncJont Ordor of Hibernians will be held In Rutland tarly next August, A Givuigo has been organized In South Woodbur.V With SO memlieid. Tim nfllcers elected nro headed by Albert Haskoll, master, Sewer work at Woodstock has been finished for the season, 3,82s feet of plpo connecting with the system put In sov- eral years ago having been laid. Another new granite firm has hung out Its shingle In Northfleld to tide over the dull season. It's Hrusa A- Glflln and working quarters have been socured In t 'e Kills company's No. 1 shed. Peter Fruzzettl of R.ure Is In Rut land to serve n sentence of not less than threu months and not moro than four for furnishing Intoxicating liquor to Irving St. John, aged lo years. Tho quarterly conference of the evangelical Advent churches In north ern Vermont and Quebec will bo held at Hlllwest. Monteomory. December 12 to 15 Inclusive. A new lodgo of tho Knights of tho Mnccnbecs will bo rganlzcd tit liarre Thursdny. About 35 have signified their Intention of Jolnng ns charter members. The gross receipts of the recent bazar held by tho Ancient Order of Hibernians at Itutland wcro about $DC0 and the net profit J3."A During the year tho order I. ns paid out J1.0"0 In sick and death benefits and still has 1,1(0 on hand, Iirattleboro's claimants for champion ship honors In basket ball did not fare well at Eastbamplon, Mass., Thanks giving day when they suffered two de feats, 37 to 1" nnd 24 to 11. St. Johns bury keeps winning. Luther Wood of liarre, a O0-ycar-old youngster, started out the other day and walked 12 miles Just to show that Wes ton will have to go somo when he reaches Luther's je-ir.-. It Is only a stroll for Mr. Wood, the two miles from his homo to Harre city. Peter Hendrlckson, employed In the stone sheds at liarre, suffered a serious injury Tuesday. He was seated on a block of granite when a moving freight car crushed against his left leg, sever ing a largo artery. No bones were broken. Reappointments by Governor Proctor follow: Wilfred 'F. Root of Rrattlebor'i on the Stato board of pharmacy for flvo yeais; Pr. L. Mcllen of Middlebury on the Stato hoard of dental examiners. Iioth appointments wero infective Decem ber 1. Carl S. Hopkins of Hratleboro has organized three Granges In Vermont during the pant few days and this week will conduet similar work in Addson county The charter member ships of the three new Granges are: West Townshend, f.l; Willlamsvillo, (12; West Hnven, 71. Much regret was expressed at the cele bration of the 200th anniversary of tho Scots' Charitable society at lioston over the Inability of Lieut. -Gov. Prouty of Newport to attond and speak. The meet ing, which proved a notable gathering, wns held at the Hotel Somerset Monday evening. Andrew Carnegie and Ambas sador Ilryce also sent regiets. Two Pennsylvania acrobats, claim that they were engaged to do an act for at least one week in a Rutland theatre, are now suing for the -ccovory of $200. Their weekly stipend was to be C0, they say, but following one performance they were told they were not needed longer. William C. Hortnn and Harry L. Piper, Hrattleboro bird lovers, have a list of 109 distinct species seen by them In HraMleboro this year. The tide of bird migration begins early in March nnd gradually Increases In volume un til the last of June. It sets south ward the last of the summer and is now- practically at an end until spring. Twenty-seven prisoners were sent to tho HuttSH of Correction In November as compared with 12 In October. The com mitments were for these offenses: Preach of tho peace, 9: larceny, t; petit larceny, 3; refusal to support, 3; Illegal selling of llqmr, 3; receiving stolen goods, 2: assault. 2; statutory offense, 1. The Rutland count) Jail In tho same pe riod welcomed 23 cirlng ones as against 2ti in October. An Immense amount of work Is be ing done at tho Wantastlquet Trout club's preserves In Peru, over $3,000 having already been spent on tho dam. The flow will be over 100 acres and as the fishing rights on all tho Inflowing streams have been acquired, the suc cess of the scheme Is assured. Only ono ?2," share Is allowed to on Individ ual, and the stock has been largely subscribed. It is reported that tho 8 wan ton board of trad" has recurcd State Senator Henry W. II11I of Huffalo, N. Y.. to present again the claims of Swanton be foio tho treasury department In the customs matter over which there has been so much feeling. Senatoi Hill Is an occasional visitor to Swanton whero IiIb wife formerly resided. Ho will be In Washington this week. Miss Florence Dickinson of West Hrattleboro has been poisoned In a pe culiar manner. Her hand was scratch ed and In washing' a shirt waist sot, (collars and cuffs embroidered In green), arsenic In the coloring caused a rash to appear. Her condition be came so serious tnat It was nccessnry to summon a doctor nnd It will bo sev etal days before she can resumo her work as bookkeeper In n local store, A set screw In a rapidly revolving shaft caught In the clothing of Joseph Reveekn, a workman In the Vermont Marble company's mill at West Rut land, and whirled him to death. Near ly every bone In the man's body was broken before the machinery could be stopped, although this was donn In less than a minute. His clothing was en tirely ripped off even to his shoes nnd stockings. Tho unfortunate man was a Polnnder, 2.1 years old nnd had been ir.orrled only a year. In 1005 the town of Rockingham ap propriated 53,500 for the publishing of a town history. The first edition of H00 copies Is out and hns been nearly half subscribed for, the understanding being that tho sales aro to revert to the town treasury. A history of tho villages of Hollows Falls, Saxtons River, Rockingham and Cambrldgeport aro Included In tho book which con tains 1S3 Illustrations in Its Sfi pages nnd thn genealogies of 241 families. Major F, L. Howo would havo the Stato pay national gunrdsimMt to at tend tho compnny drills. Fifty cents or Jl a meeting, and nothing for tho men who did not attend, lie believes would work wonders. There 1b no compulsion for a man to Join tho mil itia, ns Is used to be called, but after he has enlisted ho Is liable to a line It ho does not attend tho drills and meet ings, It has come, to a tlmo when It Is a hustle, to keep tho ranks full and deficiency reports from Hrattleboro, Uradford nnd Newport show which way tho wind Is blowing. Tho International Paper company has notified its men at Hollows Falls that it purposes to shut down Indefinitely three of Its machines for the making of heavy paper, Tills step will be taken about January 1 and 3S men will bo tnrown out of employment thereby. The In creasea cost of production owing to tho adoption of the three-tour system Is given by the company as the causo for this step. At tho close of November there wero SI veterans at tho Soldiers' Homo In Pennington. Two now members wore admitted last week: David H. Hunter of Springfield and Eugene Smith of Hrls tol. Hunter enlisted In Cp. I, 7th Ver mont, and wns promoted to principal mu sician befoio the end of tho war. Smith served in Co. H, 7th Vermont. Fish and Game Commissioner H. O. Thomas of Stowo instructed Warden Harry Chaso to dispose of the lame buck deer at the home and tho animal was killed yester day. The venslon will be eaten nt the home. George MeCleltnn, a young bricklayer of Northlleld, was arrested Monday chaiged with entering W. H, Morinrlty's l-rocery store and taking $10 from the money drawer. Entrance was mado by smashing the glass In the front door. Tho noise was heard by Joseph Miller, night wwtrhman at the E. H. Ellis Stanlte plant. Ho notified tho chief of police and thoy followed the tracks of a man to the houso where McClellan boards. When haled before a Justice, McClellan pleaded guilty to a charge of Intos-icatlon but denied entering tho store. Ten to a dozen flat cars piled high with Christmas trees aro a common sight nowadays In the railroad yards at Rutland. The trees have been cut for the most part on the mountains be tween Rutland nnd Summit. Dealers from the cities come to Vermont nn nually and buy tho right nf the land from the owners, paying about ono cent each for tho young trees on the stump. In their engerness for cash, the farmers lose sight of what strip ping the land of Its forests will mean to succeeding generations. The Hennlngton Hanner figures that thn population of that town has In creased 1.000 slnco the census wns tak en In 1000. At that time Hennlngton hnd of S.033 with 1.S77 poll taxpayers. Tho Hanner figures the latter out as 23 1-3 per cent, of the population nnd multiplies the number of poll taxes to day, 2,039, by 23 1-3 to get the present number of Inhabitants, an even P,000. Hy n like method the Hanner finds that the population of 12 towns In tho county Is decreasing, only three be sldo Hennlngton having gained. They are Arlington, Dorset and Readsboro, The county population Is given ns 22,- 277 to-day, which Is to he compared with 21,70e in 1P00 nnd 2.44S In 1S0O. Tho new commander of Company I, V N. G., Hrattleboro, is Captain Ernest J. Waterman, vlco Captain Louis H. Henkel. resigned. Ho is a son of Judge and Mrs. E. L. Waterman of Hrattleboro and was born In Jama ica October 12, 1S77. He was gradu ated from Middlebury College In ISPS and was admitted to the Vermont bar In 1002. He enlisted In Compnny I In 1S07 and went to Chlcamauga In May, 1S9S. When the regiment was reor ganized In 1S99 he re-enlisted and wns elected lieutenant October 6, 1 SO 0. first lieutenant May 24, 1900, and captain October 2S, 1901, resigning October , 1903. In tho second year of his cap taincy the regular army Inspecting of ficer reported to tho war department that Compnny I was the most proficient compnny In the State. To-day It Is In a bad condition, and Captain Waterman will begin at once the work of building It up. Ills election was unanimous and wns carried over his refusal to accept which Induced him to change his mind. The Orford Mountain railroad Is now running several trains each day between Mansonvllle and Richmond, Que., whero It connects with the Grand Trunk nnd to Eastman, Que., where It connects with the Canadian Pacific. Tho distance Is about forty miles. Mnnsonvllle Is five miles from North Troy nnd track Is laid south of Man sonvllle, so the road Is worked nenrly to tho Canadian line, which Is about one mile from North Troy. It Is ex pected that It will soon bo ready to operate to the line where It Is to con nect with tho franchise rights of the Midland Railroad company, Incorpor ated under the laws of Vermont. From North Troy the Mlsslssquol valley stretches southerly, and through this It Is hoped that the Orford Mountain road will run, connecting near Morrls vllle. Johnson and Hyde Park with tho railroad facilities there. It would thus pass through a thrifty country where there will be no other railroad, and where It Is believed the pntronnen will amply sustain and support such a road, thirty-five miles long. At North Troy It will connect again with the Canadian Paclllc, and be an Im portant addition to that active and prosperous vllage of. about 1,200 In habitants. OLD HOOKS ARE HEIRLOOMS. Frank U. Edgerton of Pennington Is the inner of threo Interesting luniks all of which are nearly a hundred yeais old, whllo the oldest Is 120 yeirs. They have been handed down from eenerntlon to generation as a sort of a heirloom. "Elliott's Debate on the Constitution," the title of ono was printed In tile year 17S7. The second book Is entitled "An American Gazetteer of the American Continent also of tho West India Is lands." It was printed In Hoiton In 1S10. The most Interesting of the three Is an account book of Mr Edgcrton's great grandfather, Francis Huck. The Inscrip tion In the book Is as follows: "Francis Huck, Shaftsbury, Vermont, his book for ism." Although the book Is dated 1S04 It runs throuch a period of nearly a quarter of a century. Mr. Huck wns a shoe maker and some nf the accounts rend ns follows: "April S, 1'17, Stephen Robinson, Dr., to tapping shoes 2," cents." "March ii, 1SH, David Robinson, Jr., Dr. to tapping shoes for daughter 20 cents." "Sept. 2. His. Hemnn Swift, Dr. to a pair of thick shoes $2." Another account shows the price of rye nt that time, "James Oreenslet Dr. to ono peck of rye 25 cents." Pigs must havo been plenty In the yenr 1K0 as tho owner sold one to Reubln Calvin for 75 conts. VERMONT'S FIRST CAPITOL. As tho result of efforts by tho Ver mont branch of tho Daughters of the American Revolution to havo the quaint, hlstorlo building In Rutland, which constituted Vermont's first Stato House, set naldo and turned Into a public museum of antiquities, It Is likely that tho project will tnko con crete form In tho nenr future. The picturesque old structuro was orected 132 years ago ond Is located In the heart of tho city, u most Intorestlntr relic of colonial times Insldo Its walls the first Legislature of the Oroen Mountain State was convened In 17S4 17S0. The next session wns held nt Windsor during tho brief period when tho Stato House was In control of the "anti-court mob." In 1790 tho Assem ly met at Castlolon, and In 1792 again at Rutland, nnd the sessions continued In that place through 1797 Tho last session In Rutland wns held In 1S04 In 1S0S the present State. Houso was erected nt Montpeller, and that city be. came the State capital. The first U H district court held In Vermont conven ed In the Rutland capltol on thr flret Monday In .May, 1791, with Nat) anll Chlpman ns Judge and Frederic as clerk. The building Is now or. u- pled ns a dwelling house, and on'y the exterior recalls Its historical as sociations. The Daughters of tho Am erlenn Revolution plan to raise a f r 1 by public subscription, purchase ti.i building and the property adjoining. then found a museum In the old Statu House which will be of mire than passing Interest to lovers of antiqui ties. ANNUAL ELECTION OF G. A. R. AT MONTPELLER. II. P. Sloan Clmsen Coniiniiniler ol Ilrooks Post Relief Corps llleeten i .Mrs, Senver President. Montpeller, Dee. 3. At the nrr ml meeting of Ilrooks Post. G A R , tti a evening the following off cer, wr -elected: Comma nder, E. P S'oa or vlce-commnnder, E. E. Jnryn, i lot vlce-commarder, J. H. M"re. q jitter, master. John Iilrtel; surge iti, nas Sheridan; ehnplnln, S. W Heninr''- -f fleer of the day, Paul T:e ose, .ff ft of the guard, Charles Harre- . pn'r it i Instructor, L. U. Hut-hlrson . rc-ircsc atlve to department en'-ai'Tn" at Mnr.tfeer In February. V'"iS, F F Joslyn. J. G Far-well, G'-irge Nav, George U. Felt: nltirmtc- j p Morse, Charles Harr.m, Thomas S i-rtdan, George W KMder. Ilrooks Relief Corps nK i held Its annual meeting this even' g - d '" 'ed the follow.ng officers: pres'detit JOs Ellen U. Seaver; senior v - -prs'd Mrs. Mary Jane Gall'son. i- r'-ir e president, Mrs. Dova F. l'. trens jr r Mrs. Ella R. Roperts, ii iplaln Mrs Clara D. Fowler; conductor Mr- May Klbby; guard, Mrs. Cleora HI ss d- le gates to State convention e Mot tp,i-oT In February. Mrs. Mary J. R.,rti Mrg Jessie F. jMlen: alternates, jjrs Ora- 3 P. Snow, Mrs. Kate Hill A Joint public installation of these n fleers will be held Tuesday even ng January 7. HRATTLEHORO 37. SPRINGFIELD 23 Hrattleboro, Dec. 3 Hrattleboro won the first game to-night In the state championship series when the strong professional team from Springfield wis defeated by a score of 30 tj 23 Th game was more exciting than the score Indicates, the ln'ere.st rea h'na at times to an uncontrolled enthusiasm For Hrattleboro the best work wan done by Glon and Doran while CHur- h of Springfield easily exce"ed his team-m-ates. The game was not 'haractr-r. Ized by roughness nnd no serlout clashes occurred between tho p'ayers. The attendance was 525. TIIANKSOIVIN' ITMPKIV PIC. Oh, th' luck thero is in Hvin' 'Ivong about good old Thangsvin' When th' crops for which you've strlvet aro all safely gathered by, When th' autum's harvest story Is of summer's golden glory, Then you're. feelln' hunky-dory in' you're wan-tin' pumpkin pie! P- U Unk n Punkln Tie! Then there oozes frcrr th' k'tcber, Sontl.ln' odors so hew tchln' That they set you nostrils ttchin' an' put tnlnitle.i In your eye. An' you know tho torment n' That you ketch yourself a-scentm' Is a Joy your wife's Invcntln' rna Thanksglvln' pumk'n p e. 1'- U- Unkln Punkln Pie! You don't want to wn t a rm""'i For a chance to go agin t Want to get your face d-wn in It til) H plasters up your eye Feel like you could finish sevc Tackle n!"c an' mehbe 'Ieven' Hut Just one would make a neaven if Iti rcg-lar Hoosler pie' P- U- Unkln Punkin Pie! ' Indianapolis News, CLUBBING LIST. The Free Press nnil Oilier Perlodlcnli nt Low Hates, to One Address, The Weekly FREE PRESS - n 'e -de tained In combination with n'.or . eg periodicals at low- rates To prcert un necessary correspondence wc w 11 stat! that after the subscript on has begun notice of a change nf address. or an' thing concerning the receipt of the other per iodicals, should be sent directly tj tlw office of that periodical. 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