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Old Bonrd of Directors Elected
tit 59th Session of Vermont
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.
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
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
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
Ask for the 5A Horse
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
(oi lnl Jnlm,
loivn thick full Illicit 7B fa.on
rl"l 1.35 up
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 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.
Jackson, Miss., Jan. .1. j he l.eglla
ti.re to-d y elected John Sharp Williams
ti the i'nlted Slntes Senate.
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
"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
At, Trraanret i
HAUtttK V. HAM. ,
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
CIIAIll.ns I. .SMITH, President.
IIKMIY finnr..VK. Vice-President,
I W. WAtlll, Treasurer.
U. S. ISIIAM, Aunt. Treasurer.
The Burlimton Trust Co.
President, B. B. Smalley,
Vice-President, Henry L Ward,
Treasurer, F. W. Elliott
B. B. Smalley, Henry L Ward, Daniel W. Robinson,
E. Henry Powell, Frank R. Wells
Will on January 1, 1908, credit its depositors interest at the rate
of FOUR PER CENT, per annum.
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.
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
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.
!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.
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

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