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THK KUKUNUTON FKBKi 1'KKSS : THURSDAY. JAiNUAK y, wus.
THE JANUARY SKIES.
Three Bright Planets tit Utile the
KtrnltiR Sk Thrcp Eclipses the
Sim Hip Coming Year) X l.unur
Eclipse Ditj In Incrcnsc IS .Min
ute lllirliiK lip Monlh.
In the year 100S the tlirco bright planets
Venus, Mnrs uiul Jupiter, will bo seen In
the evening midsummer, ami In the early
morning the last four months of the year.
Saturn Is In the evening sky In January,
nd -will again appear lntho evening
lining the latter half of the year. Mer
ury may bo seen In the evening for a
short time In February, June ami Octo
ber, nnd before sunrise for a few morn
ngs hi .March, July and November. Tha
appearances In February will be very
favorable for observation. Venus will
bo very bright In May and can then ha
seen In full sunlight. Tlirco months later
It -will again be bright enough to be seen
In the daytime. The planet Uranus can
bo observed In the evenings of the last
six months of the year, and Neptune the
llrst six months, writes Wins-low Upton
In the Boston Trnnscrlpt.
The year Is peculiar In 1 avlug three
central eclipses of the sun and no lunar
eclipse. Kcllpscs always occur In sets of
one, two or three, the sets sepir.ited by
mi Intervnl of nearly six months. If one
only occurs, It Is an eclipse of the sun;
If two, one Is solar, the other lunar, and
dry come two weeks apart; If three, the
llrst and tblid are solar, one month apart
iid the second Is lunar at the full moon
This year earh set (It the word set may
be allowed) consists of a single Folar
ellipse only, the llrst Jan. .1, the second
June 28, the third Dec. 21. The llrst Is
Intnl. visible from the Pacific Ocean; the
s conl Is annular, the central path ctoss
ing Mexico and Florida, while New Hng
land has a partial ecllpe; tin- third
beg ns as annular, changes to total and
ends as annular, the path crossing South
America and the South Atlantic an 1
Hartley's Comet, one of the few bright
comets which return nl regular Interval.!,
Is approaching the earth and may possib
le be detected III the course of the year.
It was last seen In 1S3." and has a period
of about seventy-tlve years. Several a
stronnmers are now working upon Its
orbit especially to calculate the effect
'ipnn lis motion of .the attraction of our
large planets since It was lat seen.
. rnm the calculations of Mr. F. E.
Peagrave, Its present position Is In the
constellation O-ion and Us dllance Is
about Ight times that of the sun from
the earth, or not quite as far away a?
the planrl Pntmn This Is very i emote
for a cornel to be detected, even with the
mist nTful photographic telescopes.
n the mmth of January two Import-:
rut strono-'ilcnl events will occur: The
t -i i' clHsr of the vim at new moon on
' r 'nl and the disappearance of Fnt
i r ' rlnra on the lith. The region from
will l t'.e eclipse can be observed lies
n boost wholly In the Pacific Ocean, the
central pith touching land only in the
case of several smill Islands.
In 3 the path of an ecllp: was slm
llirU loiated, but two Islands, Caroline
and Flint, small coral Islands near the
Maiciucsas to p, offering possible ac
commodations for astronomers. In that
year an American and a French man-of-war
conveyed parties, the founer having
American and English scientists, the lat
ter French, Ocrman and Italian. Both
selected Caroline Islands for their station
but the American party iK elded that If
t ie other party readied the Island first,
It would move on to Flint, Island In
order that both places .night be occupied.
The Fre.ich party, however, had mad.j
no such resolution.
The American vessel arrived first, un
loaded Its astronomical passengers and
their precious freight and left the party
fur a two weeks stay. As It sailed away
the French vessel appeared and It
party was also landed on Caroline Is
land, innk'iig a colony of nearly fifty
men of five different nationalities, who
corked In happy harmony and made
successful observations on the appointed
This year Flint Island has Its turn, and
an expedition from the Lick Observatory
Is preparlnr; to make observations there,
hoping to gain more facts regarding the
Ftructuro of the sun's corona, which Is
the chief subject of study In solar eclip
ses The plane of Saturn's rings has been
nearly edgewise to the earth for a year;
It tw' exactly edgewl'e April 12 and Oct.
4, ir-07 Now for the third time It will lie
edgewise cm the fith Instant. The actual
thickness of the ring system approaches
f i loscly the theoretical plane of mathe
matics that at the distance of Siturn the
digs are seen with the greatest dlfll
"tilty In the part projected upon the sky,
while there they cross the ball of the
r In net they appear as a thin black line.
After the 6VJi both sun and earth will
be upon the same side of the plane, and
as the rings widen out onco more, they
nlll appear brightly Illuminated. In the
ourse of the year the plane will reach
'he angle of 7 degrees ns viewed from the
Saturn and Mars are the two planets
ic near each other In the southwest, and
visible ns soon as It Is dark enough
cat i evening. On the 21st of December
they weie very close together. Both are
apparently moving eastward or towards
the left among the stars, Mars so much
the more rapidly that It will soon have
Si'urn far behind. Mars will move across
part of the area occupied by the faint
stars eif Pisces this month. On the nth
It will bo very near the point which the
sun reaches at the vernal equinox.
Venus Is the brilliant star so eonspicu
oip In the s-uthwest after sunet, and
Jiiplter Is the brilliant star rising In the
fist nt the same. time. The two seem to
mark the portals of thfi evening at Its
Ijegli.rnng, the one at the fading of the
day, the other nt the gathering shadow
' ' the night, lloth are of ex(ullte beau
v relle -ting to us the superior brllll-nn-o
of the sun In a degree which Is not
too dazzling for our eyes. Venus Is com
ing nearer the earth and will gain In
bright iess for several month". Jupiter
nil b. at Its brightest on the 20th, when
ii will rise at sunset and set at sunrise.
T"ioso who have telescopes with which
to stti ly .is surface features and watch
lie Hue enelits "Vf ItH four bright satel
lites will find pleasure on any clear even
ing this wlrter.
The sper lal events In January evenings
me these (1) Transits of the satellites
HUrt their shadows 2d, II, after 3:10 P.
rv , Kith, I, after R:10 p. m 19th, IV,
liter k,W p, m 2Stli, II, after 0:10 p. m.,
Will, III from rising until s:10 p. m
The shadow precedes the satellite In
transit this month. (2) Kcllpscs of the
satellites -Mil, I. nt ! p, m 12th, II at
7;a" p. m., 15th. I. at 10:ai p. m nth, III.
at 10:50 p. m 19th II, at 10 p. m., 2-ltli, I,
nt 7:20 p. m. In cash case the satellite
disappears nt about tl;n times given
when It Is a little distance) west of the
planet, and reappears after several
hours nt the eastern limit, having pnss
e I nehlnd the planet,
Mercury cannot bo seen until the last
of the month. It emergen from behind
the sun on thn lith, setting after the
mm by an Increasing Interval, It will
In easily seen early n Fehrunry.
Uranus Is so near the sun In direction
that It cannot be seen this month,
Neptune Is In Its most favoruhlo post-
tlon for observation, ns It Is nearest the
earth and, rising near sunset, Is visible
nil night. It may be found on the first
In Hunt nscenslon 6h, Mm. and declina
tion N. 21 detc. Win.
The moon Is now"on the 3d, full on the
18th. Moonlit evenings arc those between
thn 10th and 2 2d. The moon Is near
Venus on the 6th, P.ttutn and Mars on
the Mb, Jupiter on the 19th. The planet
Neptune Is occulted by the moon on the
17th. 5:10 to B;W a. m.
The constellations visible In Jniniaty
evenings are of exceptional beauty, es
pecially those In the enstjim sky. The
zodiacal belt Includes Aquarius, l'lsces,
Aries, Taurus, (lenilnl. In the west arc
Pegasus, Andromeda, I'eiseus, Cygnus;
In the enst are Orion, CnnlrwMnjnr, Cauls
Minor and Auriga. Klght of the bright
est stnrs nie In these groups; Aldebarnn
In Taurus, Castor and Pollux In Oenilul,
Helelgciise and ltlgel In Orion, Slrlus lu
Cauls Mnjor, Procyon In Cauls Minor,
Capelia In Amiga, white the planet Ju
pltor Is nt jnesellt 111 Cancer,
The earth reaches Its nenrcst point to
the sun on the 2d. The effect of our
being nearer the sun In winter than In
Slimmer Is hardly perceptible In the tern
paratures expeilenccd, but It Is chiefly
noticeable because the more rapid motion
of the earth shortens the winter season
by several days, The sun Is south of the
equator 179 days, north of It ISO days.
In January there Is abundant proof that
the sun Is traveling noithwnrd In the
rapid Increase of the day and the de
crease of the night. The day gains 48
minutes In the course of the month.
In the year 1907 astronomical science
was furthered bv patient studies In fields
already occupied, rather than by the
opening of new fields. There weie no
stnrtllng dlsenveiles. but steady nnd
painstaking attention to our minuter de
tails of Investigation which modern fa
cilities make poMblo.
In planetary studies Mars and Saturn
receive moit attention: In sidereal stud
ies, stellar systems as revealed by tele
scope and speetioscope have been prom
inent. In both of these me of the great
est needs of astronomy at the present
time has br en emphasized, n need which,
however, !- not limited to these subjects.
Astronomy needs more workers In (he
southern hemisphere. Special expedi
tions were sent out this year to southern
stations anri two of our American obser
vatories have for several years main
tained branch stations at Arequlpa, Peru,
and I.lck at Santiago, Chile. Other ob
servatories are needed, or If not new sta
tions, an lncieae lu the number of work
ers at observatories already establ.shed
and equipped with apparatus which Is
not put to its fullest um. Hcie Is an
opportunity for anyone who wlshe.i to
advance our knowledge of the heavenly
bodies to furnlh the means for prosecut
ing researches hi those regions of the
sky which are Invisible from northern
countries, where the observatories are
mostly sltunted. Astronomy would wel
come such a New Year greeting.
skin. Heats cuts or
inn mm wunout a scar, Cures nle
eczema, salt rheum, any Itching. Doan's
Ointment. Your druggist fells It
The flavor of a worrymlnt is most ex-
The spice o' tears will spile the dough,
nn' make it dietful sad.
Tho flavor of a little laugh will llghte-i
up the bread.
'TIs cheerfulness Improves tho pie on
which our hope are fed.
The tinkles round our eyes, they show
the essences of care.
We're pepp'ry ofnest while we cross the
bridges that alnt there.
Them as liave clove to cheerfulness, en-
gariilshed with n smile,
Will feed the fambly In tter the whole en-
HAM AND KC.dS Si 'HAM I!DKD.
One level tablespoon butter, four eggs,
one and one-half cups cnl.I boiled chopped
ham, ill sih of cayenne.
Melt tho butter In a fry'ng pan. Ilrcak
the eggs into a bowl then a, 1,1 them, un
beaten, to the butter, and add the 1mm.
to which the cayenne has i.een added.
Stir until the egg Is well mixed with the
ham and cooked. Seivc at once
One quart diced cooked beets, Wo cups
vinegar, three-fourths cup sugar, two
Inch piece cinnamon bark, i.iie-fouuh
level teaspoon mustard seeds. sl cloves,
one-fouith level teaspoon salt, dash
Put the vinegar Into a saucepan nnd
add the sugar, cinnamon bark, miistnrl
seeds, cloves, salt and cayenne. Cool;
until the mixture Is reduced one-thlrl.
then add tin' 1 ts and cook slowly f,e-
20 minutes. Tills may be ferved either
hot or cold. If to be kept for some time
seal In gl.ts Jars.
M ACAHON I M 1 1. A N A I SK.
One-fourth package macaroni, one anl
cine-half quarts water, one level table
spoon salt, one-thlnl can tomatoes, one
slice onion, sprig of ,.arsley, one stall;
fflery, bit of bay lmf, two cloves on,-.
eighth level teaspoon sodi, salt and pep
per to taste, one level tablespoon I, niter,
one leiel tablespoon Hour, one-lialf cup
Add the salt to the witer nml i,..
boiling vigorously, add the tnaenroiil In
half Inch pieces. j( ,,, tender, then
drain, cover with cold water for a minute
nnd drain again. To tin- tomatoes ad I
Die onion, paisley, celery cut fine, hav
leaf, cloves, soda, sail and pepper, and
cook for II". minute; then strain, rub
bing through all possible. Melt the but
ter, add the Hour, and iben blended ad.l
the hot tomato, stirring until thick and
smooth. Conk f"t live minute and add
macaroni. Pour Into a buttered Inking
nisii, cover Willi uie elieese, then "i
buttered crumbs and brown In a ' hut
One cup butter, two cups sugar, four
eggs, one cup milk, three and one-hnlf
rups flour, three level teaspoons baking
powder, one tablespoon molasses, one cup
raisins seeded and cut In two, one-lnlf
cup currants, one-hnlf level teaspoon cin
namon, one.fourlh level teaspoon clove,
one level tabb spnon flour.
Cream the butter, add gradually tho
sugar, then the egg yolks beaten very
light. Sift together the Hour and buklng
powder and add alternately wltli tfce
milk, then add the whites beaten stiff.
Ilent well and divide Into thirds, baking
two parts In lacr cake pans. To the
third part ndd fho molasses. Mix the
clnnnmnu, clove and Hour nnd add, mix
cd with the fruit. Heat well and hake In
layer rake pan, When cool spread Jelly
between the layers, having the dark lay
er In tho middle. Cover lop and sides
with Icing. t
Four medium sized apples, rind one
half lemon, one-fouith cup water, one
half cup sugar, nne-fonrtli cup boiling
water, one-fourth level teaspoon cream
of tartar, white of one egg, one-hnlf cup
caivtlled fruit, Juice nun lemon, two level
tablespoons granulated gelatine, one
fourth cup cold water, one cup cream
whipped stiff, Indy fingers.
Quarter, coro and pure tho apples, ndd
the lemon ilnd and water and coook
slowly until tender, then press through a
sieve nnd cool. Cook together tho su
gar and boiling water until It will thread
when dropped from the tip of a spoon.
Itemove from the fire, add the cream of
tartar and pour gradually on to the egg
white henten stiff. Heat until creamy
nnd add the apple pulp nnd the fruit
cut fine nnd soaked In the lemon Juice
for an hour. Sonk tho gelntlne for 20
minutes In the cold water and place It
over hot water until dissolved. Add It to
the mixture nnd set In a cold place.
Stir occasionally until It begins to thick
en, then fold In the whipped cream and
turn Into a mould lined with Inely fingers.
ORANGE WALNFT CANDY.
White one egg, Juice one orange, slight
grating orange rind, one cup English
walnut meals, confectioner's sugnr. Heat
the egg slightly, add the orange) Juice
nnd rind, the nut meats broken In pieces
nnd enough sugar to stiffen, Knead, roll
out and cut Into small squnres.
ADAMNK WAOC. SMITH.
"DOWN" Oil "UP."
Here I stand within tho hall;
For the elevator bawl
With a frown.
"Going up?" 1 loudly cry,
A:ul the urchin makes reply;
Here yr.M see me buying stocks, "
Hoping to acquire both rocks
"flolng up?" I loudly say,
Hut my broker answers "Nay!
When old Charon I shall meet,
I.ookln mystical, but mat
In his gown
"doing up?" I'll muntnur low.
And he'll doubtless answer ,"No;
Hoggings has an awful pile;
Making money all the while
Simply heaps It;
Hut he keops It.
Which Is not all my style,
I'd not change with him, 1 know
Though I'm needing money so.
When I get It
You may bet It
Hurts me not to let It go.
Hoggings, though he hates to
On security will lend.
I muft borrow
Ni "d it to help out a friend.
That's no Mill of credit, though,
Tell me, what's the use of dough
Where's tile plensuro
In a tieasure
1 1 you never let It go?
Hoggings nas the stuff, all right,
Hut he squeezes It too tight;
U on't employ It
or enjoy It
As n r- :i good fellow might.
I have never had much chow
Ciettlng cash to blow
Don't expect to
I object to
Saving It so let it go
AN UNANSWHKAHM-: qUDSTION.
The Sphinx propounded a riddle.
How can you tell the price of a present
by the price tag?
Unanimously they gave It up.
New York Sun.
MOTtK THAN SHK NKF.DKD.
Mr. N. Don't I give you nil the money
Mrs. X. Yes, but yon told me before we
were married you would give me all I
wanted. Illustrated Hits.
KNC'OUItAOKD DY THK CI.KHdY.
"Marrlnge" remarked the mornllznr, "is
"Yes," remarked the demoralizer; "but
it's one of the games of chance that
clergymen do not try to illscoiiinge."
He The boys say I'm getting to be a
It S.iy, sis, ask him whether Ire growls
or hug. Woman's Home Companion
DID MA HAVK ONK.
"What Is an Umpire gown, pa?"
"One that cost a man his kingdom."
January Smart Set.
I.IKKD THK CHANOKS.
"He sent his wife south for the winter"
"Did she get any benefit from the trip?"
"Yes; the change did her good."
"Must have been expensive."
"He sent her a $100 bill a month."
"I suppose "he got It broken the same
"Yes; the change did her good." Nash
CHITTHNIr. COUXTV TlU'vr CO.
The Chittenden County Trust Company
whose statement at the cbe of business',
December .11, 1907, Is printed below, has
Just rounded out lis 11th month of bus'
ness. As the statement hows. the past year
has In en a ery prosperous one for the
new bank, Its resources being well up
to half a million of dollnis.
The bank further announces that be
ginning January 1 of this year. It will
credit Interest on all savings deposits at
the rate of four per cent, per annum,
Loans on Heal Kstnte
loans on Personal Security..
1onns on Collateral Security..
Iians to City and Towns
Furniture nnd Fixture Ac't..
Dun fiom other Hanks
Cash on Hand
.. 1 40,731. 'K
Duo Commercial Depositors
Due Savings Depositors
Treas. Checks Outstanding..,
Depositors Dlv. No. 3
... 3,157.'. 1
. . . 20, 0(A). Ou
Feel languid, weak, run-down? lb n l
aehef Htomnch "off"? lust a plain case
of lazy liver, iiuiiiuck diooii
tones liver nml stomarii,
gestlon, purifies the blood
For n med.-m price fountain pen buy
the "Hiirllnglon". Sold by thu Free Press
B) RITA KELLRV.
Copyright, 1907, by Hoini-r Sprsfcue.
"Betsy, lt run out Into tho Hudson
Hid see reary's alilp!"
Bph.v Cold) Jumped nt her brother's
words nnd gar.ci with sudden lntrnt
liess out the window. She Imd come
up to his ofHcr for n few moments'
chat, and, ns eho felt the blood pound
Ins Into her cheeks nud up to her hair,
she wished pclRimnll.v that she had
fitnyed nwny. To the Hooscveit, In
deed! "It's too cold." she objected, simulat
ing a shiver. "We'll freeze setting out
"nosh! Get on your kIovps. It Isn't
every day thnt one has a chance to
climb over a vessel that's been within
hnlllng distance of the north polo. I'll
Just cut my appointments. What's fie
She had hallted flatly nt the gentle
urgency of her brother's hand on her
"I won't ro!" she declared.
The doctor Inughed good humoredly.
"What's up? Is some flelcle admirer
who forgot for the first time to send
you a box of enndy for your birthday
due out there thN afternoon? Come
on. It Isn't every dny I can rmi off,
nnd It's no plessure to go nlone."
netsy's head swam with a perspec
tive of a rhnln of horrors opening up
hy her acquiescence; hut, on the other
hand, her brother's curiosity was not
to bo nroused too much, lie hnd n,
most uneomfortnMc habit of going to
the bottom of tilings.
"Well," she said reluctantly, "I'll
go." She laughed n bit hysterically.
"Hut I'd rather be hanged."
Her brother i-enipmbcrcd with somo
uneasiness thnt Hetsy had not been
herself of late. She was not so gay
and fun loving ns usual, nnd he often
caught her nioemlng. That was what
she was doing back nt the office Just
now, nnd It decided hlra to run away
with her for awhile.
"Betsy, don't you feel well?" ho
nsked as they scrambled off n cross
town car nt the ferry slip.
"Botheration, vps! What a silly
question!" But though her words
were cureless, she avoided his eyes and
looked off down the Hudou. "You
can't get aero-- this day." she an
nounced, with pceeptllile relief. "The
Ice Is nil cnkeil up here on the New
York side, so that a launch couldn't
possibly get Hire ugh."
"We'll hire a ferry, then," said her
brother cheerful!' One thing was cer
tainthe Boosevrlt had something vi
tal to do with her state of sulks. Good!
He would probe tnrthe.r.
"Is there nny way tk getting out to
the Peary ship';' he Inquired of n
"Ice Is pretty l id. No bonts going
out of here, but maybe if you walk
up to Forty-fourth street you can get
on a bigger boat. They been out onco
today. Guess you'd better go across
to Jersey, though. No lee over there,
and you can hire some one to lake you
out to midstream. The Peary boat Is
nearer the Jersey shore anyhow," he
called after the determined looking
physician, who had seized his sister's
nrm ns the ferry gong sounded nnd
was hustling her on lwd.
Betsy looked furtively nt the vessel,
lying low and gray, with her nose up
stream, as the ferry passed. There
wns much deep Interest amounting
even to fascination In her glance, but
she feigned extreme Indifference. Sev
eral other people were evidently on
the same quest, and a tho ferry near
ed the Jersey shore n cry of disappoint
ment went up. Not a launch or row
boat in sight! It looked very much as
though those who were not good swim
mers would have to content themselves
with ferry glimpses of the famed ship,
anil cameras began snapping Industri
ously. Afjain Betsy's manner became more
"You will get nut to tho Hoosevelt.
will you?" she twitted her brother Joy
ously, "Well, I don't envy you the
swim In this temperature. Fortunate
ly I'm a girl ami m exempt."
"IIo, I don't know! Plenty of row
boats nround here somewhere. You'll
handle (he oars all richt. You are tho
most Indefatigable croaker I ever saw."
Following the directions of a long
shoreman, he guided Betsy's lagging
footsteps for five minutes across the
bridge, down interminable flights of
Ptnlrs, across the road to the "wood
pile" nnd brought up before a rotten
log enmeshed In Ice cakes that led out
to a row of decrepit old canalbonts
lying out of commission along the
shore. A man appeared around the
corner of the little turret on top of
one of the boats nnd nsked If they
"Well, I should say!" the doctor
And Betsy wns forced to scramble
up the perpendicular old ladder on to
the boat, thence ncrurs and down n
ladder Into n fiat bottomed old fishing
boat nt the other end. Her brother
took off his overcoat and wrapped It
about her carefully before he seized
the oars and fell In with the stroke of
the old river man.
The doctor wn studying Betsy
closely. It looked to him very much
flke a cafe of the henrt. he sneeulnted
roimoop"' ,h.v drew nenr tho ship. When she
weakly made excuse to remnlu In tho
rowbont while her brother clambered
over the ship, ho wns certain that the
masculine reason lurked on shlpbonrd.
So Betsy, perforce, boarded the Hoose
velt. The ship was In gain dress, with
many sightseers aboard, As Betsy and
her brother stood on the deck clutch
ing their hats In the stiff breezo, a
young, brown, weather benten man
stepped up and rather shyly held out
his hand to Hrtny.
instantly the doctor looked at his
sister. She was flushed, painfully em
barrassed and was stammering like
an awkward schoolgirl. He was seized
with remorse, and Dr Cobb came to
her rescue, chastising himself mentally.
"Haven't 1 aeen yi b0foro?" he
asked engagingly, extending hit hand
to the now embarrassed man, who, ho
mrmlsed, belonged to the s,Pi from a
t ertaln line manliness that Is only bred
nf hardship nnd self reliance.
The man smiled n little whimsically
ns be grippea the hand of Betsy
"You are Bets Miss 'Cobb's brother,
are you not?" Then he, too, was cov
ered with confusion. "I beR your par
don, she Is not Miss"
Betsy had turned sharply away, but
her brother ran his hand through her
arm and whirled her right about face.
'See here, young Indy," he said nerl-
ously, "Introduce me to tills young
man. What Is It, my dear?"
To his chagrin nnd utmost self re
proach she had burled her head on his
shoulder, nnd he thought h heard
something like n ob work Its way out
from the cloth of his coat. Ho could
not raise her head. She burrowed It
there. He could only look at tho young
northman and unveil a romance.
The man's face was drawn with n
sort of starved tenderness, and his blue
eyes gazed wistfully at the golden,
shiny tendrils which escaped In tho
wind from the small black turban and
swept the doctor's shoulder. Stern re
pression showed In the tense mouth.
His whole expressive person seemed to
bespeak the pain of having lost forever
a much loved prlr.e.
"Betsy, for heaven's sake, stop cry
ing! Those people are looking at us."
Tho doctor, hnTlng determinedly
brought on the deluge, was taking
man's Inalienable light of blaming
somebody else. Besides he wanted to
know what this was all about.
Betsy disclosed a flushed but tearless
"Not crying." She denied the allega
tion spiritedly. "Whnt Is there to cry
about? Fou! I just wanted a whiff of
that nice, smelly Iodoform on your coat.
Mr. Jensen, my brother. And now"
she slipped a companionable hand
through the arm of ench "show us tho
This was more like Betsy.
"What Is your--nume?" ho asked In
a voice that wns too vibrant to be call
The doctor'wheeled In consternation.
"Betsy Cobb, haven't you ever met
this man?" he demanded.
"Cobb!" Tho northman's big voice
boomed up Into the masts with sheer
joy. "Aren't you married?" he cried,
his boyish face breaking into a pathetic
eagerness that was too beautiful nnd
too Intlmnte for nny one but Betsy to
So the doctor wns thrust out into a
little wot Id of his own for nwhlle. after
Betsy ecstatically gurgled, "Gracious,
no!" Betsy, dear little sister, didn't be
long to li tin nny more. And he had In
sisted upon getting rid of her!
"We've been engaged," Betsy's voice
roused him, "ever since the Hoosevelt
sailed two years ngo, but I promised
not to tell till Paul came back. Do you
know why I didn't want to come out
here today? I thought Paul had for
gotten. He never let me know he still
"Foolish girl," said Paul, gripping
both her bands In an ecstasy of recov
ery. "It's all tho fault of old New
York. I had forgotten In the Ice floes
that everybody down here moves every
six months, and when I rushed up to
Sixty-ninth street, all ngog with de
light to get buck to the denrest little
girl In the world, they told mo Miss
Cobb was mnrried and didn't live there
nny more! Think of It! Some other
Miss Cobb nearly bowling me off my
feet like that! I knew two years was
a long time for a fascinating little girl
to remain true to n poor dub probably
frozen Into nn ice cake nround the
north pole somewhere, so I didn't
blame her much. I wns going to be
everlastingly grateful to her memory.
For If H. hadn't been for the thought
of her I think I should have lost my
grit once or twice. But as It was, I
just kept on n-llving."
"I knew it." said Betsy. "I know it
when I saw you."
How He Broke Into Literature.
Frederic Harrison was n close friend
of George Eliot, and she often asked
his advice in regard to points of law
that came irp In the course of her sto
ries. She particularly needed legal ad
vice In a vital part of "Felix Holt,"
for, conscientious worker as she was
and as all really great artists are, she
was not content to make n guess.
Mr. Harrison listened ns grnvely to
the presentation of her problem as If It
concerned real individuals. The next
day he sent her a cnrefully nnd con
cisely worded opinion, which she tised
in her book Just as he wrote It. In the
f-tory It Is ascribed to "the attorney
general" and Is referred to ns "final
authority." It Is the part printed in
Italics In chapter thirty-five.
Mr. Harrison was both surprised and
pleased to see his own word used. He
expected that tho novelist would wish
to express his legal opinion in her own
language. "Thanks to George Eliot,
he said, with a smile, "I have written
something that will live forever In
English literature." Philadelphia Press.
At Liverpool street station, London
I nsked a booking clerk whether he
could tell me where Sapsworth was,
His answer was that he had never
heard of such a place. "But,". I urged,
"l not that the way the country peo
ple pronounce Sawbrldgeworth?" "No,
Indeed," he laughingly replied, "They
call It Sapsy." E. II. Cook In Lonrtoj
Men as Boarders.
A woman who has made u modest
competence by running a private ho
tel says she would rather have women
as boarders than men. Terhaps they
are a little Inquisitive about one an
other's affairs, she admits, nnd dis
posed to find fault oftener than they
aro Justified In doing. On the other
hand, they usually voice their com
plaints either directly or in such a
mntiuer thnt the criticisms soon reach
the landlady's ears. Men, on the con
trary, don t lodge so many open com
plaints, but they make- bitter remarks
one to another, nnd It Is seldom their
remarks am repeated to the hostess
nntll too Into to offet their bad effect,
This woman puts herself on record as
savin?; that when men are Inclined to
be at iiM ilNngreeable they tiro much
nmro dllllcult to deal with than wo
men. One can always soothe disgrun
tled' women by t little extra attention
to Ihelr comfort, she says, but the
mr.V boarder or hotel guest who nn
detukes to criticise a place harshly is
a boneless case. Kansas City Star.
SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK.
Provincial Contention In lie Fiillimed
by Merle, of Institute)).
The provincial Sunday school con
vention will be held at .Montrenl from
February 12 to tho 14th, and will be
attended by thn He v. K, M. Fuller of
this city, nnd Mrs. Mnry Foster
Hryner of Peoria, III., International
field worker, who was n prominent
speaker nt I he recent Stain Sunday
Directly following tills convent Ion
a scries of one day county Institutes
under tho direction of the Vermont
State Sunday School association, nnd
managed locally by the county asso
ciations, will bn started by Mrs.
Hryner, with the assistance of the
Hev. K. M. Fuller and the Ilev. Frank
S. Tolmnn of West Rutland. The sehed
ule for these Institutes as now out
lined, and beginning February IT 1
as follows: February 1", Mlddlebury;
February 1R, Hiirllnglon; Feb. in,
Knosbiirgb Falls; Feb. 20, Morrlsvllle;
Feti. 21. Montpeller; Feb. 2.1, Newport,
Feb. 24, Barton Landing; Feb. 2.1,
Ijyndonvllle; Feb. 20, Bradford; Feb.
27, White River Junction; Feb. 2S,
Hrnttleboro; March 1, Springfield;
Mnrch 2, Chester; .March 0, Rutland;
March 4, North Bennington.
Beginning January 1!, a series nf
district Institutes will be held In Chit
tenden county under the auspice.? of
the Chittenden County association,
nnd extending over .a period of two
weeks. The program and list of
towns scheduled -will 'jc announced
SHIFT IN POLICE.
Xcw Schedule In Kflfpct Old Offleers
fiet New Urn Is.
For the fjenernl benefit of the pollee
force, so that nil of thn officers may
become familiar with all parts of the
city, a new schedule has been adopted
and the men In blue have been ren
slfcned. The polleo commissioners and
Mayor Hlgelow have adopted a plan
whereby a shift of the officers to dif
ferent beats will he made everv three
The first shift Is now In effect nnd
changes have been made as follows
Officer Coscrove, who has been dolne;
duty on Church street, exchanges with
Officer Miles, who ha icon patrolimi;
Ofllcer Brothers, who has been on
Church street, exchanges with OIT1- -r
Frascr, whose bent has been pearl,
Park, Champlnln nnd Dattery stre.-ts
Ofllcer McGettiiek, who has been on
North avenue, North street and Blm
wood avenue, exchanges with ofllcer
Moran, who has been patrolling Chur h
Ofllcer Collins, whose bent lies l,r. n
on Hattery street daytimes, Is new on
half day and half night In ward two
In exchange with Olllcer Huchmr
Ofllcer Lynch, who was in tie- north
lumber district, exchaiiKcs with nflle.-r
Curtis, who has been In the lumber dis
trict from Main street to the Venetian
Blind company's plant.
Ofllcer Murphy, who has been In the
lumber district from J. R. Booths to
Main street, ex-chances w.lth olllcer
Menard, who has been In the district
from the Venetian Blind plant to the
Officer Dragoon remains at Lakeside.
VTK MAKE A PTECTALTY OF GENT2
FREE PRESS ASSOCIATION,
UURMNGTON, VS. ' -
PHI LINDA Wl',1.1. i:TATIJ.
STATE OF VERMONT. District of Chit
tenden, The Honorable the Probate Court, for
the District of Chittenden.
To the heirs and all persons Inter
ested In t',i estate of Phlllnda -Wells,
late of HlnoVburgh. d- eaed.
Whereas, application hath been mad
to this Court In writing, bv the ad
ministrator of Phlllnda Wells, lain
of Hliiesburgh, deceased. praying
for license and authorltv to sell the
whole of the real estate of said de
ceased, for the payment of debts and
charges nf administration, setting fortn
therein the amount of debts due from
said deceased, the charges of admin
istration, the amount of personal es
tate and the altuatlnn of the real es
tate. Whereupon, tho said Court appointed
nnd assigned the nth day of January,
190S, nt tile Probate Court rooms,
In said district, to near and decide
upon said application and petition,
and ordered public notice thereof to
be riven to all persons Interested
therein, by publishing said order, to
gether with tho time and place of
hearing, threo weeks successively In
the Hurllngton Weekly Free Press, a
newspaper which circulates In the
nelrhborhood of those persons Inter
ested In said estate, nil which pub
lications shall bo prevlovs to the day
assigned for henrlnr.
Therefore, you ore hereby notified to
appear before said court, nt the time and
place assigned, then and there In said
Court, to make your objections to th
granting of such license. It you see
Given under my hand nt the Probate
Court room', this 2Gth day of Decem
MARCEI.LUS A. BINGHAM,
r.sTATii of jiv vn,i.or;mv,
We, the subscribers, having been ap
pointed by tho Honorable the Probato
Court for the District of Chittenden,
commissioners to receive, exnmlno and
adjust the claims and demands of all
persons against tile estnte of Guv
Wllloughby, Into of Charlotte, In
said district deceased, and also all
claims and demands exhibited In offset
thereto; and six months from the day
of the date hereof bolng allowed by
said court for thnt purpose, wo do
therefore hereby Rive notice that we
will attond to the duties of our ap
pointment nt the Into residence of the
decedent. In Charlotte, In said district,
on the 30th dnv of January nnd June,
next, nt 10 o'clock a. m., on each of
tinted this 31st day of December,
I herebv irlen untie.. II, l f na ...I
Inltl IRI t 1. Lie .1,. t.nl.lfl ...... .. tl... .'....
of Culra R. Nleholns, lute of Mont
Poller, lu the county of Washington
ermont, am thu owner of six sunn-,
of stock of tin. Chninplalii Ti.inspoi
i-uiiipiin.v, a corporniion no
f-St.-llillulie.t n.i.l tirrri , .l...l I.. t .
laws of the State, nf Vermont and hfi-
"H us principal oiiiee at lliirllngtui
In the county of Chittenden, Vermont
tout llw. t.r.f 1 1 ri.,.. I ..r ...
.... , , .,, ,, ,.- mini,- ni
said stock wns Issued to Nabby Lung
x.: ! " moiner oi me said Cairn H
Nicholas. October .,, isr.l. and that
said shine of stock was assigned to
the said Cairn It. Nicholas In he-r 1 f
stock was issued by said orpnrnl Ion
Liie.iiu oi nve snares or sal
liecembrr 17, 1S41, to the said Calrt
It Nil llOllIM Mint, rr,l.- It f
i1'"'?1? William A' ririsw-oid,
, - eiei i-iiiio uoonttie clerk
I espeetlvely that Said certificate., of
slock rirn l.kui .....1 ii... , .. .. 1
, , ', .11,11 LllllL i iisk inn
mU rurpurritlon to I.shihj :h-u rerun-
12. 1 907 ''" M""t""llf'r' Vl- l"-"lb. r
".'l, ,''l!.,:m:BtCK p. CARLHTON
Ailm de bonis non or estate ,.r Pnlrn
It. Nicholas. -- w't
p.stati: or .miu ii. ii .f;i;.
COHI), III Itl.lMi to-,
We, the subsciiWs, ha' hi en
appointed by the Honorabl, i ha,
Court for thn District of Chittenden
commissioners to receive, examine ai d
adjust the claims and demand of . ii
persons against the estnte .f M,,rio M
Ilungerford. late of Burlington 1-, s!Uu
district deceased, and also all V ,ii,
and demands exhibited In offset there,
to; and six months from the ,jay ot
Cnor "V'm00 bPl"K ""WPd by said
Court for that purpose, we do there,
fore hereby give notice that we wl'i
atteml to the duties of our appoint
ment at the office of A CI Wlltte
more, In Hiirllnglon. In said dis'trl. f
on the Inst Frl.lm of Jannar
June, next, at 10 o'clock am , i. e . i
of said davs.
iMiteil t,,s 27th day of i, eenV r
J y 0 1 .
A. CI. WHITTLM' iRt
. UOUintT ItOHI.Ris
-'w -I Comml--,. .
c-tvii; op Philip tiiitot nt a.
flTATF. OF VERMONT, District of 'n '
To all persons Interested In the e.i
I'"' "I" Philip Giroux, ' ,i,
H'n ington In said district. ,p .
At n Probate Court, holdcn at Ilurllpe.
ton, within and for the Ulntnct of Chltten.
ib n. on the ISth dav of De. , v,r
lfHlT -in InelrtlmAi,, . .
-nu.ii. i,i .-.Ii-ILI1I ti -e
Me- last will and testament -e pi - ,.
hiiroux. late of Hurlltptji, in
mi iiisiru-i. iieeeus.-u. w.'i" pr, sente 1
. V .. . " "i r' 'Date
And It Is oidered bv s, 1,1 . e urt that
in" it". ut .iiinuar. lie- at tho
r '," ' "i - n i iiiii-nngion,
be assigned for pro-ins hipi ti, -t rumen' ;
nnd that notice thereof be given to all
e-.u..-. ..uuitr. i.vu u jju i. i.ming tnis or
der three weeks "uccesslvclv in the Bur
llngton Weekly Freo I"res.' a nowseaneT
published at Burlington. In said dls
trlet. previous to tho time appointed
Tlini-nfnrn .-n,, n I .... . ., . .
appear before said Court, at the tl t
and place nfonsald, and contest the
probate of said will, If you have cause
("liven under mv hin.l nt n.iiinn '
said district, 'this 18tb dav of Do'
M NHI.r.Ii; Fb,YNN, Register
,l.MI II 1 1, 1. HA .V lTTi:.
STATE OF VERMONT, District o
The Honorable the Probato Court
for the District of Chittenden.
To tho heirs and all persons Inter
ested in the estate of James Millh.m,
late of Hln Iburno, deceased,
Whereas, application bath been nude
to this court in writing, by the admin
istrator of tho estate of James Mi'
ban late nf Piielburne, deceased,
praying for license and authority to
sell the whole of tho real estutu of
said deceased, representing to said
court, thnt It would be benetielal to the
heirs and all persons Interested in the
estate of said deceased, to sell the
whole of the real estaty of said le
ccased, and convert tho same Into
And bringing Into Court the consent
and approbation In writing ot nil th
heirs to said estate residing ir. this
State, and setting forth too slt-atlon
of the real estate.
Whereupon, the said Court apremted
and a-islgned the 13th day of Ja nary,
3?os, at tlie Probata Court rooms. In
said district, to henr nnd decide upon
said application and petition, and or
dered public notice thereof to be
given to all persons Interested therein,
by publishing said order, together with
the time and place of hearing. tbre
weeks successively In the Hurllngtor
Weekly Free Press, a ;. -wspaper which
circulates In the neighborhood of thosi
persons Interested in said estate, all
which publications shall be previous
to the day assigned for hearing.
Therefore, you are hereby notified to
appear before said Court, at the time
and place assigned, then and there in
said Court to mako your objection to
the granting ot such license, If you
Given under my hand, at the Probato
Court rooms, this 21st day ot Dceim
MARCELLUS A. BINGHAM.
St.Ml 111, J. JIOWAIlirS KSTATH.
STATE OF VERMONT, District of
The Honorable, the Probate Court for
the District of Chittenden.
To the heirs nnd all persons Interest,
ed In the estate of Samuel J. Howard,
late of Milton, deceased,
Whereas, application hath been made
to this court In writing, by tho ul
nilnlstrntor of tne estate of Samuel J
Howard, praying for license and au
thority to sell the whole of real estate
of said deceased, representing to said
Court, that It would be beneficial to
the heirs nnd nil persons Interested In
the estate of said deceased, to sell tho
wholo of tnc real citato of said de
ceased, and convert tho samo into
And bringing into Court the consent
nnd approbation In writing of all tho
heirs to said estate residing In thla
State, and sottlns forth tne situation
of the real estate.
Whereupon, tho said Court appointed,
ami assigned tho 17th day of January,
lt'OS, at the Probato Court rooms, in
said district, to hear and decide upon sahl
application and petition, and ordered
public notice thereof to bo given to nil
persons interested therein, by publishing
aid order, together with tha tlma andj
filace of hearing-, thpae weeki ucceaal
y In the Burlington Weekly Free Prea,
a newspaper which circulates tn the neigh,
borhood of those persons Interested lu
raid estate, nil which publlcattona shall
be previous to the day assigned fir hear
ing. Therefore, you are hereby notlnad to
appear before said court at tha time and
place asitgned. then and there In said
court, to make your objection to tho
granting of such license, If you sea cause,
Given under my hand, nt the Probata
Court rooms, this 27th day of Decem
MARCHU.ftf A BINGHAM,
i.orisi: i,iMiiii ittk.
STATF. OF VERMONT, District of ChlU
To all persons Interested In the es
tnte of lyoulse Lessor, late of sheN
burne, tn said district, deceased,
At a Probato Court, holdo-i ut Bur
lington, within nnd for the District of
Chittenden, on the i'th day of Decem
ber, 1907. an Instrument purporting tn
be tho last will and testament of
Louise Lessor, late of Shelbtirne, In
said district deceased, was presented
to the court aforesaid for probate.
And It Is ordered by said Court that
the 1Mb dny of Jan., IflOS, nt tho Pro
bato Court rooms In said Uurltnaton bo
assigned for proving mid Instrument:
and thnt notice thereof bo ghen to
all persons concerned, by publishing
this order threo weeks, suecesslvoly ifl
the Burlington Weekly Free Press, a
nowspaper publlsi ' at Hurllnetoii.
previous to the tfi"-.ipponted.
Therefore, you nro heroby notified to
appear before said court, nt tho tlmo
and place aforesaid, i.,id contest tha
probato of said will, if you have cause.
Given under my hand at Hurllncton,
In said district, this 27th day of Do
MARCFLIA'S A. BINGHAM,
-i,v3t JudBO. ,