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THE 13U KJL1JNUTU1N FHEIS mESS : THUKSDAY. JANUARY 23, 11)08.
NATIONAL LIFE'S ANNUAL MEETING Old Bonrd of Directors Elected tit 59th Session of Vermont Company. YEAR OF HARD WORK PASSED nirririiltlrn nnrmmtrs-ril In New nnd Illy tlrflnnl insurance I.ihtm I'con oiiilrw .Secure,! In Jinny Vn.vs Jlnrp I'nlil I'ollrj holder Sur plin Son l.(li:i,l(IH. 17 Monlpctlcr, Jon. 21. The Wth annual meeting of tlio directors of the National Uf. lustiratu-c company whs lipid to-d'ty at thn homo olllce. Vice-president .lam.-s T i'hclps r.f llo.tlon van pioenUd from attending by illnrss. All the other dlroc tors were present, .is follows: George II. Olmst. id nf ('levlnml, Olilo. Charles 1'. Sn III, ot Ilurllngton, John (5. McCnlloiigh of IfctiTiington, Klolchor 1). I'roclor of I'roi (or, James 1,, Martin of Ilrattlebnrj, W ii a . w Surkney ot Ludlow. Joseph A IVHmr. William I'. Dillingham, Jan l! IJ-ilcc, (icorgo Hrlggs, Hurry M. (.utl r and Fred A. Ilowland of Mont pillcr T.a olllefrs elected for the ensuing year art I'r.sidrnt. Joseph A. Deliour; vloe pr - li-nt, James T. fhelps: ki-chiiiI vie ircsidmt. James It. Kstic; hoereUry, tsmnn M. Hark; treisurer, llnrry M. Cutler medical director. Dr. Arthur IS. Ulsbee, actuary, Clarence K Moulton; counsel, Kred A. I lowland; medical di-i- ctor, Ur. i:. A. Colton: inspectors, (ieorge liriugs, Frank A. Dwlnell, -rank At liryan. The policyholders elected tlie o' 1 board of directors. The With iinmial report to the policy holders was made by President Delloer, In which lie said In part: Out of the 'otal sum disbursed there was paid to policyholders for all causes, ns itemized under outgo, J-V.Ol.Cjt.U'l, vl Ich was. a net Increase over the pre cedli c rir of tSTl.SA.W. while all dis bursements other than to iollcyholders wir tecreased during the same period 0 t.nie n the sum of $."1,301.9. The c.i r w hleh Intluenced the Increase In 1 jniruts to policyholders are normal, i 1 le to the stead growth In size .it 1 k of the company and to the nat ural maturities of outstanding contracts Tie . .uiscs which diminished the total Hen of management expenses were in sim.' nspeets abnormal, arising from di criased commissions paid for new busi ness fr .m a decrease In the amount if the new business Itself and from a radl cil and extraordinary shrinkage dmlng 1907 In the price of municipal bonds. 1CCONOMIES KNFOrtCED. Apart from these causes, however, t iere were actual economies enforced and secured In practically every item of management, of which a few are ac cented for by change in book keeping methods but most hy nc t nl sivlngs in expense. In proof of this u ilysis It may be said that there were ilci rca-r' in commissions to agents of S101,..2I.S. in premiums paid for bonds of W 733, 15, and in profit and loss account of Ji-f'VS0, a total of J2,CVU5, leaving U e sum of ifrl,6.S! to apply on account of av i In other directions. Without f is i xpi .nation it would be impossible to assign to the report of this company c- of any other company a true interpre tation ot Its expense experience in 1907 1m cause of the dissimilar conditions which pr vailed In two successive ye;irs. Con s stent gains In assets and Insurance demonstrate the persistency of member ship support and the fact that they ap prove the services rendorvd by the com pany. Its total payments to policyholders since organization have now ie.ac.hed the sum of $J7.ClS,n31.1t and this amount will cer'n ' 1v exceed forty millions by the close of IMS ANALYSIS OF INSURANCK. Dur'rg the year 1907, without mats 1' k any change In the conservative rules always applied in the selection of risks anil exposed to most difficult erudition of work on account of the insurance agitations, the company, ni verthe'.e-s, !sued on a pald-for basis a 1, Liver volume of new insurance than had been anticipated. Its thanks for tills are exclusively due to the loyal, faithful hard work o its Held mana fprs and agents everywhere. The new Issues, inclusive of restorations, In creases, paid-up policies and extended Insurances, amounted to $1 8, 107,1 lfl. 9!l. The preceding Is on a pald-for basis. On a written or issued basis the new Insurance equalled $19,775,515,10. The outstanding Insurance at the close of 1907 amounted to $151,779,281.70, on a paid for basis. The outstanding In surance on an Issued basis -quailed $1.'3. !fi7,472.3S. of which 59 .! per cent, is on life plans, 30.07 per BLANKETS Strength and long wear are the leading features of the SA Horse Blank ets and SA Lap Robes. Horses and boys are hard on their clothes, and you want to get the strongest. Ask for the 5A Horse Blankets. Kstai We Sell Them And rrf well lot of thrin. Hie lilna kIHIi U nn ezrlimlr vnln- rtr frnlnre Tilth It A ulnlilo blanket. lone olberH Ntay on the linr n VJ. (oi lnl Jnlm, loivn thick full Illicit 7B fa.on rl"l 1.35 up KAR BROS. Burlinfrton. rent, on cndowtncntH and 10.39 per cent' on terms. FINAL KB3inrs. It Is gratifying, thorciorc, to report to policyholder"; thnt the company enters upon Its llfty-nlntli year with a satisfac tory volume of carefully selected lives, with n perfect asset condition, with no litigations pending, apart from the one case mentioned, with strict provision tnnde for all obligations, and with a year Just closed under adverse conditions of work recording Increases' In assets, In stiranre and surplus but n decreaso In operating epene. It must be lidded, however, that 1907 was a year of espec ially hard work for nil Identllled with the discharge of the company's business, for Its clerical forces on account of shifts In iHiok-keeplrig and calls for vast ly Increased details of transactions, for the officers because of innumerable, bad ly constructed, illy defined or undefined new laws In many Slates, for the exe cutives because called upon to readjust the business of the office to I he re riulretneiits of such laws, to unusual con ditions nf competition, to derangptnent of the tlnanclal world and to industrial depresliin. and especially for the man agers and agents In the Held, The report of the ltnnnco committee and the reports of Actuary Atoultou on liabilities and surplus, of Superintendent Ksteo on Held experiences, of Medical Director lllsbee on selection and mortal ity, of Counselor Howland on litigation, of Secretary Clark on general accounting, of Inspector Uriggs on city loans and real estate, of Iti'-'P'Ctnrs Dwlnell and Ilrynn on farm loan, and of Frank K. (Joss on the daily reports and financial summary of the tlrinmv committee weie also made to the directors to-day. Till: ANN't'A I. STATF..MKNT. The "Mb annual statement of the com pany shows that the total Income during the year ending Deri tuber 31, Ki7, was $7,iT7.Ntr).'..r.'; the total disbursements were JI..".ir..l39.C9 leavlnp a total Income saved of $3,130,325.73. The increase in gross as sets during the year was ?2,Si:,5W.0f and the Increase ,n Insurance was ?2,9M,I9.1. During the jear named -107 policies were isued In Vermont, Insuring $G37,2lf..Sl. There has been paid to policyholders n Vermont during the year $lM.2ol.Cii. The largest amount ...nil to pollej holders In tiy State during the year was In Massa i 'ins, Its. when $(in,7W.79 was distributed. ' 'ii ,lanuar. 1, l:'S there were outstand ing In Vermont 5,ijS policies Insuring $. 27fi.iri7.73. The number of lives Insured bv the company during H7 was 7,210. of these 977 were merchants, Sw'9 farmers, v.",0 accountants, bookkeepers, etc, G20 clergy men, lawyers, physicians and dentists, manufacturers, 2S9 teaeners or sta le nts, 277 housewives, milliners and dressmakers, 22! capitalists, ;V.i commer cial travellers and 167 editors, publishers or printers. The detail of Investments of the com pany by States at the close of last year a' embodied in this .VUh annual state ment Is of much Interest. In Vermont the company has invested $1,361,119.23. made up as follows: llonds. IflGCtOu; city mortgage?, first liens, 2.ril..VZ.l1 ; farm mortgages, first liens, $2:;.930.e.3; real es tate. Including home onice, $11910. The summary of the financial standing of the company at the cloe of the year shows that the assets were $40,351,211.29; liabili ties. $35,711,131.3 and the surplus was $t. C13.109.17. JURY TAKEN TO SCENE OF ACCIDENT. Mlddlebiiry, Jan. 21. This morning the Jurors, court and counsel on both sides In the case of Haymond Mum ley vs. the Rutland Kallrond company took the train to Fisher's Crossing In New Haven to look over the ground where the plaintiff claims to have been injured Sunday evening, July 29. 190H, and on which oreasion his com panion, Miss Florence Cotta of Mld dlebiiry, was so badly injured that she died the next day. 'Pic rcu of the day was taken up with the hearing of testimony for the plaintiff and It now looks ns though the one would not be finished much before the mid dle of next week. The plaintiff asks for $S,000 damages. Messrs. Davis and Uussell of Mid dlobury assisted by Thomas Yf. Mo loney of Rutland, are pressing tlie case for Mumley. F.x-.Iudge II. Henry rowers of Morrlsvllle and 1'. M. Mel don of Rutland, with the assistance of James It. Donawny of Mlddlebury, are looking after the interests of the rail road company. Judge Miles did not announce anv Judgment to-day In the divorce ease heard yesterday afternoon of Mary Tyrol (formerly Miss Mamie ,a Rock of Mlddlebury and now known on tlie stage as rilndys Grey) vs. William 1!. Tyrol, the ground set up being neg lect and refusal to support. SOMV. I.ATP.ST KlinNCIl .STVI.KS. draco Margaret Gould, the fashion ox port, who has recently returned to this country from Paris, writes lit February Woman's Home Companion: "Striped materials continue right on being fashionable, and the woman who needs a gown and one which she can wear for a long llmo to come need have no hesitancy in udectlng a striped silk or a striped voile for her gown. "In planning nn evening costume there are one or two things which it Is wise that she bear In mind. The first Is, short-waist effects are the vogue. Now, If shn can have but one evening gown, it Is better to select something that Is not too extreme. Let ns take it for granted that she doesn't care for an 1'mplre gown such as fashionable women are wearing In Paris and New York to dny. On the other hand, she doesn't wish lo spend her money for a new ev enlng dress nnd not have It reflect In a measure the new fashion tendencies. "In this cusp let her try thn high Um pire girdle, which will give her gown the fashionable sliort-walsted lnok, "Skirts nre long and extremely close fitting over the hlp. The trimming Is all toward tho foot. F.ven such filmy ma terials as tulle and chlfron cloth nre of ten made up with a band 'of velvet at the bottom. Fntre dnx f filet net still; Ingly embroidered In roa-r' silk flojes nre the fashion ns skirt trimming?, and when they are used In this way a touch of thn same emhrnldcry Is Introduced in the blouse. "Veiled effects nrn very fashionable, and tho skirts of many of the latest evening gowns show very Invely chang ing efTects. For example, a sktrt of pale blue chiffon will bo made tip over a pale blue rllk or satin foundation, but Just to give It an unusual little touch there wit! be another chiffon skirt between the outer one and the silk foundation, and this will not be of blue." J. B. Hay, president of the Dradford Telephnno & Telegraph company, has been appointed a sergennt-at-arms at tho annual convention of the International Independent Telephone association which will open a three days' session at Chicago to-day. Mr. Hay Is one ot tho organizers nf thn Vermont nnd New Hatnpshlro Independent Telephone aasocintlnn nnd is well known In Independent telephone circles In tho ICast. Chittenden Conntv Trust Comnanv SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT To persons liavlnR valuable papers In their possession that they wish to keep absolutely safe wo orfer Snfc lrpoll Iloxei for rent All Sizes. Rates $5.00 A Year Up. location most central, every convenience for comfort of patrons. I per cent, (highest nttn allowed by law) paid on all savins de posits, also all Stnto tax on amounts up to $2,000.00. B. J. SOOTK. JOHN J. ri.YMK. HAS TO GUARD LIQUOR. iiiiiNImmI Full of the Conf rahnnd Ureal Tettiplntton to .Mnmitnlncrrs. itennlngton, Jan. 21,-Thero will be little business transacted at the present term of llennltigton county court, now tint the Mahan ease has been disposed of, other than the trial of the Sunderland liquor seizure case which was resume! yesterday. A iUantlty of liquor valued at $I.IV Is at issue. The liquor was seined the latter part of June at the second class liquor store In Sunderland try Dep uty Shrrlff M, J. Covey of Manchester, on the ground that Thomas and Klwanl 'irrlscy. who are named ns Joint claim ants with Merle S I'lke, the licensee, are residents of Arlington and were conduct ing a liquor business In ..nother town contrary to law. At the time the se'r.urc was made, In which the ltev. 11. S. McCi ly of Ma.i- che.Mcr and t J. Ferguson of the Ver mont Anti-Saloon Ivaguo took a second- v part, the nlllcers waited by the way side while I'lke went to the station anil securid another load of goods and then took everything In sight. The liquor was stored In the deputy's woodshed and when here a few d i.vs ago he said It had b"cn Impossible for him to leave his house unguarded ever slnee the llquo" evil" Into his possession. Money to an amount equal to the value of the liquor he would have unheslt.it Ingly i-f locked in his safe but $l,if) worth of We oods constituted too itri"h of a temptation to the mountaineers of Sutiderlr.nd. BURGLAR FINALLY CAUGHT. Sim of Uepiily Sln-rlfr l.aniN !lroir tlllc Man In .loll. Windsor, Jan. 21. Through the detective work of Raymond Klnlry, a son or Deputy Sheriff J. II. Klnlry, the burglar, who has made several hauls In the store and postolTicc of (leorge A .Swallow In Hrownsville was arrested this morning and I rought to this place for a hearing. The burglar Is Fred Perry, agpd IS, a farm laborer, who has worked for several months at Charles Steaxns's neir Mrowns. ville and who stole among other things a phonograph. Young Klnlry noticed him with the midline and asked him where he got .t. and ho said he bought It hut did not civ" a satisfactory answer. This led to an investigation and his arrest fol lowed. The flrt break occurred the night of December 10, followed by one the night before Christmas and the last one a wof k after that time. On the first two occasions besides the phonograph he took watches, cigars-, tobacco, Jewelry of dlf fehent kinds, shot gun shells and other things of small value. At the time of the last break State's Attorney K. R. Ruck nnd Deputy Sheriff Klnlry were called out to Hrownsville In the middle of the night, flnding a window In back store broken and the building surrounded by the men of the village, but when the store was en tered by the posse there was no signs of the burglar. The officer found nearly all the; slolen articles In an attic over Perry's room, the latter going up through a wood shed to secret them, the Stearns family knowing nothing about the matter until the arrest. Some of the booty were hid under a small bridge near the Stearns house. At a hearing before Justice of the Peace J. R. Riewster thl afternoon the. prisoner was Ixiund over in the sum nf $70i for his appeirance at Windsor county court. II. i: .Cole appearing for the State, the prisoner not having counsel. In default of bail he was ta'vn to Jail at Woodstock. P.rry broke open some packages of mill matter, stealing a knife directed to Robert Dunn, In the pnstnfflee, and It may be that the postofflce authorities will hold him to answer to the 1'nlted States for that crime. ELECTION OP U. S. SENATORS firorge I. WXmorr Won tile l.ims ConlcM in Itlmile Island. Providence, Jan. 21. Members of both branches of the Rhode Island Assembly bad before them to-day, the election of a I'nlted States senator to succeed Oeorgi Peabody W Mmore. To-day's voting was a continuation of the balloting which oc cupied much of the time of the Assembly a Its last session and which at the time of ndjo .-nment was still In deadlock. Mie first ballot to-day was the KMh In Un contest. Wetmore Is tne republican Can dida te for re-election. Col. Robert II. S. fioddard has the endorsement of the democrats and Dincoln party. At the last session. Col. Samuel Pomeroy Colt, who has since withdrawn from the contest, deflected many republic-Hi votis fro.n Wetmore, Wetmore was elected on the first bil lot, ecelving a total of f.s votes, fiod dard had a total of 3il votes and Colt live. VMUJAMS IS KDIXTIH). Jackson, Miss., Jan. .1. j he l.eglla ti.re to-d y elected John Sharp Williams ti the i'nlted Slntes Senate. NO CIIOICi: IN KHNTirCKY. Frankfort, Ky Jan. 21. Thn House of Representatives balloting separate ly to-diy for 1'nlted Slntes senator, gave lipekh'im 1", Bradley IS, with three scattering. The Senate's separate ballot for sen ator resulted: Hc-ckhniii 17, Rradley H. J. II. McCreary 2, J. C. S. Black burn 1. Tho Senate adjourned after ballot ing. c,ri;ssi:n rioiit. A little old woman with soft blue eyes, white ringlets around her ears, and t quaint purple gown got on a Ninth stre:l car In Washington on a very hot day. Sho looked rosy, but cool and comfort able, while tho others on tho crowded car wero mopping their brows, fanning themselves, and cursing Inwardly. As sho got on tho car she, said to the conductor, "Hi want to get hoff at Hum street." "All right." said tho conductor, nnd tho car went on. Nothing happened un til D street was reached, when suddenly the old lady looked up and asked, "IPs this Hoi?" "You hot it Is," said a big, porsplrln.t man, and soft, low cries of "Hearl hear!" mingled with the laughter that rippled through tho car.- Harper's Weekly. HI At, Trraanret i HAUtttK V. HAM. , IT.. 11. WOUTIUSN BRADSTREET'S VERMONT REPORT. More of tlie State's Industrie. Hmime Work lltirlliiKlnn Intercuts. Iteports to nradstreefs for the week show more of the Industries In tlie State hnve resumed work aflcr a short period of Idleness and a gradual working tow ards longer hours as new orders are received. Conrenstis 1 1 opinion regard ing retail trade Indicates sales nearly approach thee, of average for season ot year. There N howev. r. a certain sen timent of cons, rvntlsm relative to buying for future although opinion Is generally expressed thai spring trade wilt be fully Up to normal conditions. Thne who take advantage of snow for operatlns are active, particularly lumber men and dealers In wood who have had good weather for their work. While the month nf January so far has shown a large number nf change, m mercantile Intcrrst.q the number of fallutes have been smaller than thoe of the same period of las' year. Returns show col lections while tl slow are coming In better than thev have for over two months. Farmers report fluctuating prices In pmbi-c but the demand for hay Is lar;e, '.--Ices ranging from twelve to Iwenty dollars per ton with fair av erage price of fifteen dollar. Further ndl,"s from mercintlle nnd manufacturing nterests t Rurllngton show tlieni to in a henlthy condition nnd confirm .-ohmce reports of the high ly successful 'iTatlons or the past year; earnings and onfquonlly dividends have been large. P.irland reports all manu facturing plant'- operating full time with tli" exception "f one which is running on eight hour time. Normal retail trade with collection rated fair. At St. Al bans but little change Is noticeable over report of Dt week although good sleighing has tended to assist retail busi ness St. John' bury reports nn new de velopment. In grneral trade nnd mer chants ate enn lilng purehi'es largely to i immediate want At Rarre the uneven tiess prevlmish reported among granite manufactuiers continues the w.ime with I collections un-.lsr,ictory. This condi tion prevails .i-nong granite men at Montpeller, while among )thc- manufne 1 tu-ing Interest"! a small improvement is ! noted. Manufi turlnp interests at Pel j lows Falls arr well omplovi.il and this , has tended to Improve mercantile trad" In general. A quietness 's commented .upon bv manuf.i. luring anil wholesale In terests at Ilr' leboro at present with 'outlook for fnt ire trade fairly good. P.rnnlngtnn rr ports nearlv all of the knit goods m IN employed to full ca ' paclty while in ether line they are op erating with pi' force. Retail trade only a little lcs- than normal with buy ing for future limited. HISTORIC TAX WARRANT. II lleloiiK.it to Stephen l.ijurrnee lliirlloKtnn Collector ISO Venr .k Among some valuable and interesting ancient documents owned hy Mrs. R. W. liralry of Rarre Is an original tax collector's warrant to Stephen liwronce (great grandfather of Mrs. Ilraley), which Is dated 17?S and which was sign ed by S. Mattocks, wl was State treas urer from 170 to 1vi Strphen Law rence was constable for Rurllngton and. In the warrant, he Is ordered "to collect of the inhabitants of Rurllngton, afore said, live pence on the pound, on the list of all polls and rateable property for the year 17. In hard money orders, State note orders Issued by the supreme court, o- hard money, and pay the same Into the treasury of this State on or before the first day of Febtirary next." Stephen lyawrenee is further directed to take to Hi., gaol" at Rutland such persons as fall to pi their taxes, in splti of Its 1?) yeaiv, t). document is In good state of pres. rvatlon. In connection with the warrant Is Constable Lawrence's original tax-list book for 17v It is an right-page leaf let and contains the written names of the tax pivots of Ru lington. Included In the list are the following names: Kthan (spelled Fath.m) Alien. Ira Allen, Samuel Allen, Nathaniel Allen, . abei Allen, Nathan Allen, Joe Rolngton, John Collins, Simeon Collin,, Alex. Davison, Rtieben Hurtbult. Jonathan Hill, Joei Harvey. Stephen Lawrence, Simuel Lane, Samuel Lane.Jr., Rllsha Llnet Stephen Lawrence, Jr Rue!,, i, r,,)0kwood, Isaac R'tcher. Joslah Stevens. Rarnabas Speare John Van Sick. 1, Timthy Titus and others. On pages opposite the names of the tax invers are notations telling how such and such a one worked sn many i.ays to pay his taxes, a custom allowed m thoo ,lis These two documents am prized v.-rv highly bv Mrs. Rraley for both th. ir historic v.due and ' for family associations FRANKLIN COUNTY CASES UP IN SUPREME COURT. Montpeller, Jan. 21 -Wli.,, supremo court reconvened this morning. Frank lin county eaes were taken up, ti, first argued was that of Swnntnn vill age vs. tlie town of HlghKatr, Th, ,,;, Involves taxes paid under protest In 190H by the village of Swanlon to tho town of Hlghite upon a water plant In the latter town. The next case argued w.flH rKi George Stlmols vs. town f HKi,K,,te, ot als. This case has not been argued In the lower court. It grows out of land damages the plilntlff alleges sho sus tained when Iwo prnde railroad cross, lugs In the town of Higlmto were a bollslied by the State hoard of railroad cotnmif sinners Tho case of O. ft. Start, apt., vs. T. L. Tnppcr was also argued this afternoon. In the. lower cour". the plaintiff was awarded a judgment to recover the face valiln and interest of a certain check. Ii comes to supremo court on ex ceptions by tho defendant. MANY DOC.S CHASING DICBR. Stowo, Jn, 2!. Suto Commissioner Thomas is receiving man- complaints of dogs chasing deer. Some of them nro: A deer found with broken rf( n Mt. Holly, ordored to bo shit; Hartonsvllle, u or chased by ilogs and partly eaten; South Londonderry. leer chased by dogs, found with broken leg ami killed by v-nrdon, Reports of deer Illegally killed havo tieon received from Westford, Paw U, West Bradford nnd Franklin. Impure blood runs you down makes you nn easy victim for orgnnlo dis eases. Burdock Blood Bitters purlllen thn blood cures tho cause builds . VERMONT POLITICS Miitierniiturliil Situation In Not Clrnr ."riernl tiinillilntcs Mentioned, lint N'onr llnte t'lenr Klclil. Tho situation In tho Vermont guber natorial race, slower In starting than It has the past dozen years or more, Is u puzzle to the politicians nn exasperat ing conundrum, says the Vermont correspondent of the Boston Globe. There nro two declared candidates In the field, tho Hon, George II. Prouty of Newport, present Uoutonnnt-Oovernnr, nnd the Hon. Zed S. Stanton of Roxbury, with a practice of the law at Montpeller, an ex-llcutonant-govcrnor. In the background, hovering In a si lence that In Impregnable, Is the Hon. Allan M. Flelcher of Cavendish, who has represented his town In two terms ot the Legislature and nan once nerved os a senator from Windsor county. It Is Mr. Flotch6r'H silence thnt has so dis turbed matters political. Months ago, buck to tho time of the last session of the legislature, Mr. Fletcher caused It to be known, with out making any open declaration, that he would be a candidate for the goer norshlp. There gathered about him, without any effort, a following that Is said to have represented every county In the State. Ills own county Windsor In the political phrase In vogue for many decades, "whs entitled lo Its turn ' and the republic-ant; of that section turned to Mr, Fletcher as the man cnpablp. Since l lie Inst day of tho legislature, with the exception of a few1 weeks when hp was 111, Mr. Fletcher nns been travel ing the State over nnd sizing up mat ters as to his chances of success. Ho has on several occasions declared that 1 would make definite declaration as to whether he would or wMltd not necome a candidate. A.s yet the declaration has not been tnnde. And this Is what has disturbed matters political. Windsor county sees the governorship slipping away from that geographical quarter nnd her pride is greatly disturbed. Another disturbance, nnd backed by many of thn lest men of the State, Is the effort to return to the office of chiof executive the present Governor, tl.o Hon. Fietcher D. Proctor. If tals were to happen II would shatter practically every political tradition of the State, for, Ith such n precedent as the re-electing a governor once established It would be applied to t very ofll. i. from pathmas t. r to I'. S. senator. Gov, Proctor Is not a cmdldntc for recitation. He has lilted the office to the satisfaction of the great majority ot Vermonters, but lie does not feel that It rests with him to shatter tho tradi tions ot the States so far as the office of Governor is concerned. To a Globe representative he has said that the news paper comment favorable to a reflec tion Is all very pleasing, but that in no way would be take part In a campaign to bring this about. He has been emphatic upon thl ; point. Vermonters who have outlived their respect for "the mountain rule," which mcAns a governor this year from the east side as it meant In 1W0 a governor from the west skle, and who nre admirers ot Gov. Projtor, arc earnest in their purpose to return lilm to the office. This sentiment Is found In every country of the State, but it lacks organization. As an Illustration of the destro that Governor Proctor Iks returned to the of fice the position taken by John H. Senter, a wetl-known lawyer of Washington county, is here given. Mr. Senter Is a democrat. He was a member of the House of Representatives In 11. e session of iS'jt-7, and he became well acquainted with Governor Proctor. He Is a member of the State tax commission, created to Investigate the tax situation and report to the next general assembly. Mr. Sen tor .-.ays: "1 hope no one will be so foolish as to infer that 1 favor Governot' Proctor's smashing precedence In succeeding him self because the Governor appointed me a member of tlie double taxation commis sion. In fact, I would give no small sum to be relieved ot the duties of that appointment, but I favor tho reelection of Governor Pretctor because be ha3 made good' and because he is the only governor Vermont has bad In recent years who has had a definlt policy and the sand to carry it out." For e.ars Mr. Senter has been a lead ing democrat in his party. In the last campaign be stumpeel the State in the interest ot the lion. Perelval W. Clement for governor, and his "roasts" on the present Governor were as severe as any uttered. Ills present attitude .Is, there fore, all the more su. prising, but Senter has the reputation of being honest, especially In his politics, and If the democrats of Vermont are taking th position that Governor Proetjr should be reelected this la sure to strengthen the position ot tho republicans who are anxious for Just this thing to happen. it has been currently reported for t onths that the candidacy of Mr. Prouty would receive the Indorsement and the 1 cklng ot the present Governor, but while Mr. Prouty and the Governor are fr ondly, it ts extremely doubtful if the present administration, so far as tho Gov i -nor Is concerned, will enter tho cam paign In the interests of tho Newport man. Llout.-Gov. Prouty was chairman of tho Jamestown exposition commission and the handling of the 110,000 appropria tion made for the purpose of locating exhibits at Jamestown lias been severely criticised. Candidate Stanton has hpld many State olllces. ,i to the present time ho has not made his campaign at all vigorous. Ills home county Is back of aim, but his fol lowing in other sections of the State Is widely scattered. The long delay of Mr, Fletcher of Cav endish In Indefinitely nnnounclnc his position has caused the story to bo clre.i lated that ho Is working in the Interest of Mr. Prouty and Hint he lias taken the position of remaining silent, yet Implying lint at some time he would announce himself a candidate for the purpose of keeping others out of the field. A.s yet It Is too early to predict the success of any man for the governorship. The present condition of things Is en tirely unsatisfactory to a large number of republican voters. If Governor Pron to, were but to Infer that a return to the ofllco of chief executive would bo ac ceptable to Ii It would have the effect, Is predicted, of driving out all other e ndidates nnd giving him a clean walk Into tho office. GAME BIRDS DYING. Auilution Report Show Stnrtllap De rrrasc Onlr Hope Jforr I,tr a Biological Surrey, Thnt many broods of gamo birds ara seriously threatened, with extinction In America at the present time is asserted by ornithological authorities, Iicport3 which have been received at thn head qaurters of tho National Association of Audubon societies In New York from sportsmen, .wardons and erports In every tn-ctlon of tho country show ntarming ilecccotio In grouse, quail, woodcock, duota nnd various shorn birds. Not only sport but public health will suffer per manent Injur', officers of the association BURLINGTON SAVINGS BANK INCORPORATED 1847 Had January 1, 1908, 25,890 Depositors ' Total Assets $11,895,414.88 This bank litis always paid tho hiffhrst rnto of interest allowed law. which at the present, time is 4 Per Cent, per annum. All taxes in the State arc paid by th.. bank on deposits of $2,000 or less. Deposits can be made nr withdrawn by mail. Money loaned on legal security at lowest rates. oi'Firnitsi CIIAIll.ns I. .SMITH, President. IIKMIY finnr..VK. Vice-President, I W. WAtlll, Treasurer. U. S. ISIIAM, Aunt. Treasurer. The Burlimton Trust Co. OFFICERS 1908 President, B. B. Smalley, Vice-President, Henry L Ward, Treasurer, F. W. Elliott DIRECTORS B. B. Smalley, Henry L Ward, Daniel W. Robinson, E. Henry Powell, Frank R. Wells WINOOSKI SAVINGS BANK WINOOSKI, VT. Will on January 1, 1908, credit its depositors interest at the rate of FOUR PER CENT, per annum. ORMAN P. RAY, Pres. ORMOND COLt, Treas. BANKS We have little banks, or safes, whieh we loan to customers who have one or more dollars on deposit. No charge is made for the use of the safes, but we expert them to be returned every 90 davs. everv 00 da vs. Call in and pet 01e. HOME SAVINGS BANK C. 9. ISIIAM, President. declared to-day, unless action Is taken by the State legislatures this winter :o protect these dying races of came. Only the enlarKenient ot the activities of the biological EUrvey which was recommended In tho President's message, will effectively cheek this seneral de vastation of America's pimc birds, the Audubon workers declare. Hard enm palRnlns Is the legislature has enabled them to obtain wme meisiire of proles ton for the non-game birds, they say, but It has always been found difficult to show the law-makers that the game species have a great practical as well as sporting value. Data which the govern ment survey can obtain with wider re search is considered the only needful wear on In this defense of the g.ime hi . at the deadly anohpeles. tho mo (I o that spreads malaria, with dozens o' ither similar germ distributors is the j of water ducks and shore birds Is a n Tnlzed fact which only awaits further 1r .nsrtraUon hy the government ci pc . In fact, data, which would show the Legislatures unmistakably that wholesale disease and pestilence is held in check by many t the game birds, s available to tho hlologi.-al survey, the scientists declare, if its investigation can only be extended. Opposition to the enlargement and even the continuance of this important bureau which has received the indorsement of the President, still exists from selfish, political causes In Washington, (the Audubon workers declared. The monled Interests of tho market hunters, which have largely brought about the extinc tion of America's game bre"ds, havo planned a lobbying eampalgn at this point as well as at every legislature about to convene. To meet these com mercial opponents the Audubon associa tion Is preparing as effi-ctlve a resist ance a, the limited funds at Its disposal will warrant. "We look to every true sportsman as well as every patriot and friend of the public, health to aid us In this light." said William Duteher. president of the as sociation. "The biological survey lias only two or three Investigators to fur nish data on the stomach contents of birds, while they should have at least two or three times that number. Unless we have available such proof of the game bird's hygienic value and the loyal support of the sportsmen and nature lovers, tho country may expect the ex tinction nf most of Its game birds In a very short while." what is sNow-ni.iNnxr.ssr Snow-btlndness is an affliction little known through description, though not very difficult to describe, for here the stronsest adjectives need few quatltlea Hons. The pain does not follow imme diately upon the straining which seems to bo Its cause. After a long day of ha7n the trnveler finds when he gets Into camp that his eyes are a little Itchy, and that they water If ho comes too near a fire or nnv source of ' - it. Later they feel as If there wero -e of smoke In the tent, then as If n . n or two of sand had gotten under the eyelids, nnd finally ns If the eye-sockets wero lined with sandpaper, r.vcry move ment of tho eyes causes p.-ln. and then the pains begin to come without a pro voking root of the eyeball. At first there Is n dull ache, urowInK sharper, until towards morning of a sleepless night It throbs through the eyes every few sec onds, with twinges comparand to, but not equalled by, the shooting pains of toothache, It Is the only affliction with th pain of which the ordinary Fklmo cries out. The severity of tho attack diminishes towards thn end of the first twenty-fourn hours: for the larrer part of that time tho sufferer usually keeps his tent, moaning nnd occasionally crying out sharply, lying on his faca, with both hands covering his closed eyes to keep out the faintest possible llshtr on the second or perhaps third day he Is ahlo to travel, but is very near-sighted nnd rmisTnnsi c V. S1MTH, wti.t.Aim titA.vi:, iirnhv fait:nM .1. r.. iimivtow, iiiiMiv wkm.s, p. v. ',npv A. fi. WHITTHMOIti:, T. V.. il.ltltV. H. S. ISItAM. TO LOAN !f. K. BrtOWN, Treasurer. Burlington, Vt. Capital $300,000 Surplus and Profits. 150,000 Beginning January l1", in terest will be paid on ail de posits in Interest Depart ment at the rate of Four Per Cent. Free of All Taxes. H. T. RUTTER. Cashier. sees everything douhle. in a week or so, It the weather is hazy or he has no goggles, the same Individual may have another attack but the first attack of the year Is the most scvero, apparent ly. Kvery attack weakens the eyes and predisposes to further attacks, which (so, at least, the Eskimos believe) finally lead to total blindness an affliction rather common among the Ksklmos. Keeping the eyes from strain and, I' possible, focussing them continually on some dark object (such as a black dog in one's team), Is believed by the na tives to be the chief safeguard. The same view is held by many of tho Uoyal Northwest mounted police, whose dutlcsj within the arctic and on the plains of the Northwest frequently exposo them to snow-btlndness. Nothlnjr, perhaps, could more clearly bring out thn trying nature of the affliction titan the fact that one or more suicides among the police men on spring duty In the Northwest are attributed to inability to bear the pain of snow-btlndness. Occasionally tho potlco employ the amusing but appar ently rather effective device of ralntlng the nose black and trying to focus tho eyes upon It. The type of nose may have something to do with the effective ness of this scheme. V. Stefansson. In Harper's Magazine for February. "Moan's Ointment cured me of rc rema that had annoyed me a lone: time. The cure was permanent" Hon. S. W, Matthews, Commissioner Kabor Statistics, Augusta, Me. TO TUB NORTHWEST PACIFIC COAST CANADIANJACIFIC R. ANfiwLiueto SPOKANE, WASH anil PORTLAND, ORE. TlirniiRli Tourist Car to the Const every Wntnraday. llates and full information upon ap plication. v, n. 1'F.nnv, nut. I'.iks. Ant., fnn. re. Xl'r, 303 WaahlaKton St., Dostoa, Howard lliiiil M Meres Deirtw