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Jfi.no n ycnr In nilvnnrr. Vf:niCI.Y, ?2.no n ycnr In ndvnncc. FHi:t! IMtP.SS ASSOCIATION, Publishers, nurlluctoii, Vt. BTRMNGTON, TtlFRSDAY. APUU. 9. WANTED. When you want anything, ndvertlso In tho now special column of this paper. Bomo bargains nro offered tbero this w..'ek which It will pay you to read nbout. Seo page two. This paper has more than 15,000 readers every week and ono cent a word will reach them all. Tho Jew-tiers' board ot Undo of New York, whose members comprise nenrlv nil tho important diamond firms H. this country, announces that there is to be no out in prices of tlioe voln nbles. In other words it will not be a case of diamond cut diamond. Iviwmaker Hobson of Alabama plcads with Congriss to make provision for ten new b.iltleshl-js on tho ground that Japan is pn paring for eventualities. UN- tho time we get through fortifying Fa- clfl- points and building warships to tight j possible battles with Asiatics, we will huve paid iK.irly for our Fhlillplne whis tle Hlgl.er education and leap year make a strange combination at times. The young laches of a certain fraternity cap tured a number of male students from a neighboring institution to prevent the latter from attending a function given by young ladies of another institution, and when next day the boys tried In ex plain they naturally received a cool re ception. COXfi. FOSTER'S SEHVICKS. That the services of Congressman D. J. Foster aro thoroughly appreci ated by his constituents is indicated hy the fact that ho has practically no opposition for rcnominatlon and is llki 'y to huve none. Ho could not be beaten even If other aspirants should tnt r the Held Few men accomplish nn re in eight years in Congress than li s lie in.d It Is entirely within bound J to i.y that h' has exceeded the high expectations of even his most san g liL- admirers ( r ricrrcsMii.in Foster's services are ki wr. of his constituents, and his Handing nmong the nation'. law n -iktrs Is Indicated by the fact that H taker Cannon invited lilm to pro r di over the House while in commit tee of the whole that body passed the agricultural hill. Vermont was re mi inhered in that measure, and this fa-1 Is due in no small degree to the watchfulness of Congressman Foster who at different points in tho meas ure s consideration saved tho Vermont appropriation Congressman Foster will continue to do splendid service in tho House and may bo expected to cross Inter political bridges only when ho comes to them. Ho unquestionably realizes thot If opportunity for promotion to the Senate comes later on, splendid servlco in tho Houso will hardly be regarded ns a disqualification for such promotion in tho estimation of his constituents. SKCUUTAItY OF STATE. Following tho announcement by Secretary of Stato F. G. Fleetwood a number of months since that he would not bo a candldato for ronomlnntton this year, numerous narr.s wore dis cussed In connection with a possible candidacy for tho ofllco of secretary of State. During tho past few weeks, however, some of tho estimable jyon tlemen whoso mime wore considered In this connection havo formed other plans, so that at tho present tlmo only three candidates for tho position, so far as known, nro in tho field. These nro Mr. Joseph T. Stearns, clerk of the city court of Burlington, Representa tive Guy W. Bailey of Fssex and Judge Walter K. Fnrnsworth of the! munici pal court of Rutland. All of these Rentlemon havo had considerable experience In clerical po sltlons, all nro lawyers, and any ono of them would tr.ako an excellent and efficient Secretary of Stnte. It is natural, howevor, that tho poo plo of Burlington should bo partial to tho candidacy of Justice Stearns, and they believo ho la in every way worthy of tho honor, After frraeluat Ing from tho Unlvorsity ot Vermont Jn 1896 ho entered tho Harvard Law school, taking hia degree thore Jn 1899. Ho thnn became associated in the practice of law with Congress man D. J. Foster in whoso ofllco ho had been a student. In 1900 ho was ap polnteel clerk of the city court, which ofllco ho has continued to hold up to tho present tlmo. Aa Justico of the pence, ho has tried a largo number of cases, Including- not ft few of consider able Importance. .Tustlco Htenrns has demonstrated tho possession of marked efllclcncy In whatever capacity ho has been called upon to net ns a public r.ervant. Ho Is a good citizen ns well ns ii thorough student of nffnlrs, a lawyer of ability nml a jronlnl gentleman, llo has a targe following in this county and many friends elsewhere In tho State, and It bo Is nominated and elected Secretary of State, he will make a faithful as well ns an acceptable public oniclnl. N rliinAr.iNr. iujpoiitm. It flccm to be a characteristic of human nature to dwell on the unusual, the abnormal, the bad rather than to think of "whatsoever things aro good." riven In business llfo we arc likely to hear of adverse influences instead of tho favorable side. In view of the gloomy talk which one hears on every hnnd regarding the Industrial situa tion and the outlook for business, and tho reports of various shut downs, our tnllmelits and reductions In wngci .. 11. ...I.ltn Which COtlie to US, U is wurin miim In tho estimation of 'Tiber and Fabric" not to lose sight of the fact that thero are many developments of a favorable character in progress. It published an editorial recently show- ing that there were some 'rifts In the clouds" of business depression and till? week It hns grouped in ono article re ports relating to various mills, which certainly show a satisfactory and on- eonrac-lnrr condition ns far ns these plants are concerned, and which will, to some extent at any rate, offset the gloomy views nnd doleful predictions of those who can seo nothing hopeful In the situation. As a matter ot fact, there is much whh h Is calculated to give encouragement The nurllngton mills of the Ameri can Woolen company nro shown to be running an Increased force of help. No wage reduction has as yet bfen an nounccd by the resident agent. Tho reports In question show that at North Adams, Mass., the rortn ah nms Manufacturing company resumed lull tlmo nt the woolen mill Monday morning. The Hlaoklnton Manufactur ing company Is booked solid with or ders to August at least and Water houso & Howard have more orders than they can fill on schedule time just at present, Indicating that so far ns that point Is concerned tho woolen business is "looking up At Augusta, G.a., all fourteen cotton mills In tho district, exeopt two, con tlnue to opernto on full time. In ac oordance with their recent refusal to join tho Southern Cotton Mnnfuctur ers' association in lt3 movement to curtail production At Merlden, Conn., the plant of tho Silver City Rrald company began March Z to run a dally schedule of thirteen hours. A full force of op eratives Is employed. The orders on hand have made overtime work neces- sary At West Millbury, Mass., the plant of the Mlllbuiy Worsted company, which usually closes down Saturdays, did not stop operation last Saturday on account of rush of business. This condition, it is said, will continue for i-omo time. These aro only a few of the reports sent from different points In the man ufacturing Held tending to denotu a vlflble as well as gratifying Improve ment In conditions, and the Indications point to continued improvement REGULATION OF TELEPHONE LINES. Tho declaration of thoHon. George H. Prouty in favor ot Including tele phono companies and telegraph lines In tho public servlco corporations that should bo placed under tho control and rupcrvision of tho State, directs attention to a ncd which has bo conio pronounced In Vermont as well ns In other States. Nobody wants to bother with two or three different telephones In his office, to say noth ing of increased expense, and It fol lows that most people would favor a toll phono monopoly in his town but for tho Indifference and poor service which are pretty certain sooner or later to result from the enjoyment of Immunity from competition. Under theso circumstances the only protec tion tho puhllc can havo for Its rights and lntoros'- Is State supervision. This Idea lias beon tried in Massa chusetts, and tho Boston Transcript of Saturday spcakB of tho results of the experiment ns follows: "Tho notion of tho New Knglanrt Telephone &. Telegraph company In acceding to tho recommendations ot tho Stnto highway commission, sure- Rested to it by Prof. Dugald C Jack son 111 his report, mnrks another tri umph for the Massachusetts prlnclplo of giving its State commissions power to recommend, with the big stick oi authority remaining In the back ground nf thu Legislature. The tele phone company would have ncttn wisely had It made this reduction .u rates in tho twenty-three exchanges of greater Boston of Its own motion but public service corporations often como to think that public authorIt demands omugh In any event, s., that their best course Is to delay making concessions until they are actually obliged to do so. This Is usually short-sighted policy. Tho company may expect considerably In creased business from thU reduction of rates and also a lessening nf tho fear of Berlous competition. Massa chusetts li also committed to tho principle of regulated monopoly rather than to duplicating services, and a substantial step has already been taken towards thu regulation of thn telephone business. Mr. Vall's re cent report Indicates that lelephono malinger, as a whole, nio oomlntr to recognize public supervision of their business ns In lino with the splilt ,if the times." Our peoplo will apprcclato the ap- plication of these principles to our own State, and It Is to tin hoped tho next Legislature may mako a move In this direction. nov. l'Hot roii not a hm" Tho announcement by Governor Fletcher D. Proctor, published else where, to tho effect that ho Is not a candidate) for tho United Slates Senate, will bo no surprise to Ids Intimate friends, who have known all along that In splto of many urgent requests from different parts of tho State that ho become a candidate now, his In clinations from the very outset havo been in the direction of his present decision. So many reports have been In circulation that It wns naturally Impossible for tho public to form any adequate conception of the facts in the care, hut Governor l'roctor has constantly voiced his prldn In the great Industry of which ho Is the netlvo head and said there there was his field. Moreover tho president of a (jre.it concorn which builds hospitals and re creation buildings and libraries and Y. M. C. A buildings for tho benefit of Its operatives Is something more than a soulless employer, anil this ro latlon Is reflected ,n Governor Proc tor's statement in relation to that In dustry "that nslde from my private In terest, 1 havo felt a peculiar duty anil responsibility for its success. II touches and effects so many that lH Interests nro in fact more than pri vate." While tho Into Senator Rod lleld Proctor was in the t". S. Senate he felt safe from the beginning with the Governor at Its head, but It is no reflection on tho able corps of assist ants now gathered about the president of the A'crmont Mnrblo company to say that there is no one who can fill his place nt this particular time in direct ing Interests which are practically as wide as tho country, and his loyalty to this vast industry, which means so much to Kutlnnd county and Vermont In general, Is ns noteworthy as It !s commendable. Governor Proctor's ambition to round out his administration ns Ver mont's executlvo without entering a political contest is natural, particu larly In view of tho hnnrisomo evi dences of satisfaction with his services that havo been manifested on every hand. Ho Is recognized as ono of the most efllclent and thorough-going gov ernors Vermont has ever had, and to retire at the end of his term with the knowledge that he has earned this distinction nnd nt the same time gained tho esteem of the people of tho whole State will go far to compen sate him for any sacrifice made at this time. Governor l'roctor has demonstrated In connection with this wholo matter his dcslro to act on high nnd honor able motives. Ho has been absolutely fair to all aspirants for tho senatorial seat so long honored by his father, Ho hns given tho people of Vermont a chance to make their own choice of a permanent successor, nnd In the meantime he hns assured the State the service of n worthy nnd able man In ui'Per branch of Congress In the person of Senator Stewart. Not a single ground remains on whoeli Gov ni.rnor Proctor can ,0 unfavorably criticised In any way in relation to tin senator-.ihlp situation, and If tho peo ple of the Stat) do their part as well as he ha-j don-i his thero will bo a happy outcome and one that will re dound to the honor nnd prestlgo of Vermont. A CIIAMI'I.UN MONIMIENT. (From tho St. Albans Messenger.) Tho Boston Transcript referring lo the proposed celebration of tho three )lun elrcdth anniversary of the dlscoverv of i-nampiain, Fays, "Perhaps no othc sneei or water in this country Is more siiL-gestlvo of adventure and romance or i.ioms larger in our history than that made known to tho world bv s.i Champlnln." Wo who dwell within slaht of Its noblo lake naturally lose tho true perspective! of Its historical and sentl- mentnl charm. But with all the re. minders of the Impatience of this an- nlversnry that tho active Interest nf the people outside or tho Stnto nro giving us, Vermont cannot afford to neglect her opportunity and tho legislature this fall should deal generously wltu the project. I he MesFrnL'er hopes to seo funds ap propriated by Vermont. New' York, and tho national government, ami possibly by Canada for the erection of n noble monument in Lake C'hamplaln that will stand out on some Island In view of tho steamboat routes as a lasting memorial to tho great French navigator and the three centuries of glorious history In this region that boars his name. Here Is a project that Is worth a Vermont representation and exhibit at any number of Jamestown expositions and one thst all tho clamor of this noisy political season must not be suffered to put out of mind. It should Im a matter of prldn nnd self-respect with the State to do her full duty bv this oc-aslon as her sister States would do. FIRES AND FINANCE. (From tho Montpeller Journal.) Considering the fluctuating conditions of the money mniket during the year JW7 It Is not strange tint the report of tho Insurance commissioners showing the huslness in ermont during tho year In- (Unites a falling off, both In the nmnunj of lire rM;s written and tho amount, of! llfo policies written. In round numbers tho falling off In risks written In tho lire business was .S 1,(33.612. and the fall Ing off In the amount of life policies w.vi Jl.Ml.lOfl.fW. Theso figures apply to tho business of all companies, other Stales, foreign nnd this State, which do business In Vermont. It Is n noticeable fact, how. ever, that whllo tlio gain In amount of llfo policies In force Deccmbor 31, 1907, for nil companies doing business In this Stato was but $347,9H,77 over tlio figures of 19fiei, the National Llfo Insuranco com pany of this city nlono shows $322,357.15 more In policies in 1W than In 190(1. NO EFFORT. "That new boy seems too lazy to draw his breath." "I think ho does it unconBclously." CONVENTION OVATIONS Outburst for Blaino in 1802 at "Minneapolis. Almost llisril hy Hip "Four Years More of tlrover1' nt Ohleuno Ten llayo l.ntcr llorr the Muscled Orators Behaved. Four months hence, and the presiden tial tickets of the Republican und Demo cratic parties will have boon nnmod. There Is much In tho present situation, so far as candidates aro concerned, to re call th" conontlons of 1S02. Then, as now, there was little doubt about the n.'imeH of the nominees months bsforo tho conventions were held. Tho shadow of I'lalno hovered over the republicans at Minneapolis somewhat ns tho Hoosevelt apparition nppenrs occasionally to tho (1. f). I', now. Cleveland's nomination nt Chicago a few days after Harrison had been named by the republicans was a foregone conclusion, Just as many per sons believe Bryan's nomination nt Den ver next July Is practically assured to day. Notwithstanding the fart that It was pietty generally understood who would head tho tickets In loft!, there were In teresting and even exciting Incidents In both conventions. At Minneapolis the Dlnlne men fought nobly, but to no purpose. The galleries were with him, but a majority of the blegatep, contemptuously referred to by Senator Ildwnrd Wolcott of Colorado as the "Ilrend and Butter Brigade,'' were for Harrison, and they could not bo swerved by oratory, emot.on, or cash. For a brief half-hour, however, tho Harrison men were plainly troubled. Chnuncey M. Depew was on the platform seconding the nomination of Harrison. He had spoken about 10 minutes, when ho mentioned the name of I'.laine. The ef fect was similar to th-it produced by touching a lighted match to a powder magazine. The convention "blew up " Then and there began wb.it wns destined In the future to become a regular con vention feature tho timed ovation. The lllalno men, nlded lustily by the galleries, took up the rythmic cry of: "Blaine! Ulalne! James ft. lilnlnc!'' The chairman nf the convention was absolutely power less to check the wildly enthusiastic crowd. Mr. Depew's face was a study. He stood, discontented and helpless, smil ing, nevertheless. The first outbreak was of perhaps lo minutes' duration. At the end of that time tho crowd was nearly exhausted. The chalrmm nipped vigor ously for order, nnd the convention was about to give Its attention to Mr. Depew, when some leather-lunge 1 delcgnto again started the "Blaine! BUIno! James G. I'.laine!" slogan. At thn samo moment, Mrs. Carson Dnko, the wlfo of a well known newspaper man, who was seated on tho platform. Jumped to her feet nnd began to lead tho chee-lng, keeping the crnwil In perfect unison by using a white parasol as a baton. PARASOL r.UIjK. No similar scene ha evon been wit nessed in a national convention. Tho first Blaine outburst was more than in spiring. This ono was s mply overwhelm ing. Even many of the Harrison men were caught In the wave of enthusiasm, nnd the next V5 minutes were anxious ones for his political mangers. Mr. Lake did her put well. Ame-dly, hers was the greatest paraol flirtation ever car ried on In the United Stnto?. She dom inated the men who stood beforo her for a quarter of an hour. In the opinion of many persons, she camo very close to upsetting th" convention pro gram. Had a less adroit speaker than Mr. Depew been before tho assemblage, she might have done so. However, the Blaine cheering lasted be. tween -J and minutes. Then the con vention nominated Harrison nnd Reld. Ten dnys later the ilemocrats ns'cmbled In Chicago. The late William C. Whit ney was '". charge ot the Cleveland forces. Notwithstanding the well-under stood fact that he had the situation un- ! der perfect roritrol. several adherents of David B. Hill, notably Edward Murphy, Jr.. of Troy, Insisted upon having Mr. Hill's name presented to the convention. The day of the nomination was un pleasant enough outside of thn conven tion hall. Insid.: It was almost unbear able. Hardly bad tlio delegates seated themselves when a heavy thunder nnd lightning storm broke out. Parts of the roof were leaky, and some of tho dele gates rslsed umlirclinn, Wblln the storm was raging one of thn nro lights beevno loosed from Its jmxltlon and came swing ing down over the heads of the New York delegation, barely missing rtnswell I', Flower. Sonin time was required to re- stole order, bJt the storm abated, and the convention proceeded to business In the most humid spot on th" North Amerl r.in continent. The morning session was unimportant. When the convention re assembled In the afternoon it wan gen dally understood Unit it would not ad journ until a nomination had been made. AWAITING COCKJIAN. Mr. Cleveland's name was presented, and was seconded nearly all the way down tb alphabetical Ut of States until New Veil; wjs reached. During the early part of the .iston there was a great de-nl of cheiilng and enthusiasm but finally crowd tlnd of oratory. As the hour nppreiachod midnight, tho galleries became a hooting mob, and many of thu delegates were thoroughly disgusted. Mr. Hill's name had hocn placed before tho convention, and every person In tho hull knew his nomination wns to bo sec onded by W. Bourke Cockran. Mr. Cock ran's fame ns an orator had preceded him. The crowd wanted to liear him and nobody else. So did most of the dele gates. Mnny of the ablest speakers In the Democratic party wore hooted down without an opportunity to speak two pi ntences. Flnnlly, at 1:15 o'clock In tho morning of the next day, Mr. Cockran fnced his audience. The convention bad been In session at legist 10 hours. Tho humidity was oen gi eater than It had been in the earlier boum of tho session. Every person In the lmll wns tired and most of them wore hungry. A morn Inauspicious moment for Mr. Cockr.in's effort could not have been selected. Ho began slow ly, but Ills voice could bo heard In every part of the hall, Tho crowd at once be came Interested. Thero were several out bursts of npplauoo. Tho Cleveland men were waiting, At the first mention of his name by tho speaker they evidently Intended to make Mr, Cockran feel as uncomfortable as Mr, Depew did when interrupted in his speech nt Minneapolis. Finally the mo ment came. "Grover Cleveland." said Mr. Cockran but Unit all was all ho did say. Ied by lion M, Dickinson of Michigan tho dele gates started ti,(, rhoerlng Grover1" Grover! Four venrs more of G'ovi r!" woke up the rrowd, Delegates marched up nnd down the alslos waving tho stan dards, at ihait states anil W minute elapsed beforo tho tumult ceased. Meantime Mr, Cockran stood on tho platform, tho least perturbed person In the hall, apparently. Ho took a drink of water, chatted with tho chairman nnd other men on the platform, and watched tho proceedings with a sort of on amused (tmlle. When the convention became ex- linusted ho resumed: "Grover Cleveland Is n popular man ,, Again the cheering was taken up, nnd this tlmo It continued for eight minutes. It was maintained that long only by plainly forced efforts of tho Cleveland lenders. Utterly fagged out, delegates und spectators sat down and Mr. Cockran went on. "I repeat gentlemen, Orovcr Cleveland Is a very popular man overy day In the year except one, and that is election day." Again the speaker was Interrupted thq tlmo laughter was mingled with cheers, hut Mr. Cleveland was nominated about four o'clock in the morning. A BAD-BOY GOVERNMENT. VoricKtilii In Developing n llnblt of In milflnp; the United Stntes Thnt Makes' Chastisement Inevitable. President Castro of Venozula seems disposed to find out how far he can go with the United States. We dare say that he In ntlfl'ened 111 this purpose by the encouragement he Is receiving In this country. That this encouragement Is profitable to those who furnish It I? obvious. The Guanaco asphalt lake nlono furnisher! nn excellent financial basis for all this professed sympathy with Castro, and those who are handling in this coun try thn product nf this lake, since Its seizure by the Castro government, are tin persons who also furnish this sym pathy. Castro's latest performance, In re lation to the United States, Is to open the' naval mall bags despatched to tho American cruiser Tacoma at La Gualrn. This Incident hippened on March 15 or a day or two later. Tho mall bags reach ed tho Tacoma on Mnrch IS, and then I' was found that the senls had been broken. Our minister to Venozula, W. W. Russell, thereupon sent a note to Castro's foreign minister asking for an explanation , nnd remarking that It was a "serious matter." On tho I4th of Mnrch Dr. Jose do Jesus Paul replied that It to a mere nccldcnt, the senls on those official pouches being slmlllar to those on the bags that the LaGualra postal men were accustomed to open; nnd adding thnt only a prejudiced mind could describe the Incident as "serious" Inasmuch as tho contents of the pouches had not been disturbed. No word of npology, or en-en of regret, was returned. That same day March ;i Castro's news paper nt Caracas, tho Conntltut'onal. nskod editorially "What does Roosevelt Want?" nnd went on to sav that Sec retary Root, under the Influence nf Americans holding claims against Vene zuela, Is following a "premeditated plan" to create a conflict with that country, nnd tho United States purposes to rals" the flai; of conquest In South America." On Saturday the State department. having received on official report from Commander Hood of the Tacoma, tele graphed to the Venezuela government asking for an Inquiry. The reply, trans mitted through Mr. Russell, was to the effect that the entire affair was an ln advertance and without significance. Then tho Stato department ordered Mr. Russell to make a thorough Investigation and bring his report homo In person. Mr. Russell himself, upon nn Intimation to tho State department that the Ven ezuela post office was not safe, has been using th" Tacoma ns a despatch vessel, messengers from that ship having made three round trips between La Gualra nnd Caracas In order to pre serve tho line of communication be tween tlm State department and our minister inviolate. The last use by Mr. Russell of tho Venczula mails was on March 6. Tho Senate has asked tho State depart ment for full Information In regard to the difficulties between tho two coun tries, nnd the official documents may appear any day. It Is believed that the Calhoun report will be Included among the papers sent In. In 1&'"5 William J. Calhoun, a lawyer nf Pittsburgh, Pa , was sent to Venezuela aH a special com missioner by tho United States govern ment In order to examine the situation on the spot. Nothing nt all Is known of the nature of his report, the presump tion being thnt Its publication would not havo strength! ned those good relations with Venezuela winch our government has earnestly and continuously been try ing to malntnln. If this repot t Is now permitted to bo published It may be con strued as a sign that tho Job of taking Castro as we would like to be, rather than as ho I s.ls approaching an end. It must bo remembered that all the voices heard In Venezuela, or In this country In behalf of Venezuela, are Castro's voices. It Is his say that we hear from the Caracas newtpnpors, from the Venezuela post office, from tho Ven ezuela foreign minister, from the Ven ezuela courts, ami from the American apologists for Venezuela. Thoe In Venezuela who do apeak as he wills ara banished, and thoso In this country who do not speak as he wills aro are cut oft from tlnnnel.il relations with that coun try. Secretary Root has compared our position in this vexatious matter to that of a well-dressed man who is followed in tho street by a small boy who plasters him with mud balls. Shall the decent man lay nsldo his coat and his dignity and catch tho boy and spank tlio mis chief out of him, or shall he pursue his own way under the pretense that he is neither pestered nor Injured?, One ans wer to this question Is thnt thn bust ness of a government, wherever they m.tv be, nnd all the rights that they actually possess, is not n mutter of pleasure or of dignity, but n matter of duty which reaches to Its own repute In th" world ns well as to the safety of those individuals who may be concerned. Governments that amount to much exist In part for this Identical pollco work. Another ans wer Is that a good deal depends upon the boy. when the flnoly dressed man finds that bis clothes are pretty nearly ruined and that thn mud balls are still coming It Is likely thnt he will see that his dignity has already disappeared and that the small boy Is merely made more nudaclouK by his patience. Castro as a small boy, unless checked, may be de poned upon to throw- mud balls ns long as any on.- appears In sight for him to bit. a wisn on:. "That author keeps his Identity closo ly concealed." "Yes; until I rend his books I thouchl It was duo to modesty." "Isn't it?" "No; discretion." The Bacrcd Heart Review. COMPF.NSATION. Mr. Powers Do you mean to say tint you shopped nil day and didn't get any thing? Mrs. Powers Yes; but 1 know what everybody clso got." Philadelphia Tele- Brnpb- THE 1908 U.S. Far in Advance of all Competitors. Combines the thousand and one recognized superior I features (over all other makes) with new :md m.-irkrrl I Improvements in construction, oi miiK sun easier, Since tests with the oi me woria Hold World's essary 10 prove wnai miiciiinc to cicciuc r Writs it-itf fr "Citalipe Hs in I ' and any de:!u4 particulars VERMONT D!trltutinf.wirrhmncat Ml... u...... ri... PLUMLEY VS. HASKINS. (rrom the Hrattleboro Thconlx.) The candidacy of iron. Frank Plumtoy as representative In ConRiess from this district was announced hy the Northfleld News this week in the follow inn edi torial: "Tho News Is pleased to formally an nounce the candidacy of Hon. Frank riumlev for representative to CoiiRrcm from tho second Vermont district. "in IS1) Mr. I'lumley wns a candidate for congressional honors. Hon. Porter II. Halo of Island Pond, linn Wendell P. Stafford of St. Johnsbury and Hon. Klt- tredco Hsisklns nf Bratlleboto were his opponents, tho latter leading him by u veiy few votes. "Mr. Plumley's support stood by him with splendid loyalty ballot after ballot, as did the supporters ot the other can didates. A protracted night's struggle) confronted the convention with tho prob able 111 blood natural to follow such a contest, to end ns such contests usually do with tho defeat nf the original con testants through a "dark horse" brought forward as a compromise. It was then that Mr. Plumley, In the spirit of party barmonv, foreseeing the logical result, generouslv withdrew and Mr. Hnsklns's nomination Immediately followed. "Two years ago there was a strong de mand that Mr. Plurnley again be a can didate. Mr. Hnsklns pleaded for another term that he might serve to the end nf the RoosovMt administration. This was recognized ns a reasonable ambition and this, with certain personal reasons, de cided Mr. Plumley to decline to enter the canvass In ViK. Mr. Hnsklns was hand somely renominated for what was gen erally understood to be bis last term In Congress. "With the completion of his present term Col. Hasklns will havo been longer In Congress than most of the representa tives sent from Vermont In the past, and no one will claim that his services have been more than of average character. "Mr. rlumley, with a laudable ambi tion to servo his state in Cnncress. hns waited to announce his candidacy until be was assured from everv section of tile district that there Is n heirt;.- and en thusiastic support for him Mr Plumley needs no newspaper introduction. Ho is universally nnd favorably known In his own State and enjoys a wide acquain tance outside Its borders. Ho is a pro gressive and active citizen, who has given largely of bis time nnd ability In every good cause. He hns been honored by bis Ptate, nnd In turn has done honor to Vermont. "Mr. Plumley has efficiently served In both branches of the Stnte legislature and Is at present chief judge of the court of claims. In largo affairs, ho has held the office of T'nlted States (list! let attorney and In 10vt, through the In fluence of the late Senator Proctor, he wns appointed hy President Roosevelt umpire In tho mixed commissions for Croat Britain nnd Venezuela, nnd for Holland and Venezuela, In this mission he spent six months In the South Ameri can capital. That his exacting work In j this responsible and altogether unique pnsltlot wns highly satisfactory, was evidenced In the fact that lm was later selected by tho governments of France nnd Venezuela as an umpire In further disputes between those two countries. "Mr. Plumley is in middle life, a strong man mentally, with the health and cour age which come from right living. !f the republicans bestow upon him the honor of representing Vermont In Con gress, ns the News bllcves they wish lo do, Mr. Plumley's services to both his Stato and his country will bo of su perior character." In tn4s artlcU there Is the Intimation that Mr. I'lumley did not enter the Held two years ago largely In deference to Mr. Haskins's wishes to serve to th" end of the rtoosevelt administration. When the campaign of J!WJ opened Mr. Plumley hid suffered a bereavement in the death of his wife. He Issued n statement at that time which showed that he kept out of tho .leld not from any consideration for Mr. Hnsklns, but simply for the reason that hj then had no henrt for political strife. To quote from his own signed Ftutement: "Reasons which are purely and wholly peisonnl compel me to state that I shall not enter the canvass this year. "My cherished ambition for political preferment for the present is crushed and dead and It is simply Impossible for mo to take any nctivo part In n political campaign of thin character." The News says Mr. Hasklns "pleaded for another term." With whom did ho "plead?" He certnlnly never bad any correspondence or conversation with Mr. Plumlev about his candldiicy prior to his nomination two years ago. Neither Mr. Hnhklns nor any one authorized to sreak for him snld two years ngn that ho would not ngaln be a candidate. The phoenix happens to know some thing nbout the appointment of Mr. Plumley to the important post In Venezuela. Tho position of umpire was first offered to F. C. Partridge of Proc tor. Ho declined tho appointment nnd Senator Proctor then camo to Hrattle boro for a confrrenco with Representa tive Hnsklns. Mr. Hnsklns suggested Mr. Plumley ns tho man for the place, and acting upon this suggestion Senator Proctor telephoned to Mr, Plumley ten dering lilm the appointment, which Mr. I'lumley accepted, nnd Senntor Proctor then wont from Hrattleboro to Washing ton to lay the matter beforo tho Presi dent and Secretary of Stnte. Mr. Plum ley's position ns umpire was a highly remunerative one, the net return to lilm being more than a representative In Con gress could snvo from his salary In yeais ot service at Washington. Mr. plumley has been well used I fho statement that "no one will claim IMPROVEMENTS KEEP THE C 3t 3 A. J SEPARATOR which make the handlinp- nuicKer ana more nrotitab e. leading makes of separators nave proven tne u. b. to Record for Clean Skimming for fifty consecutive runs, what more is nec-fc io inc aoutntui purchaser onj FARM MACHINE CO. 155 Bollowa Falls, Vt. CMmcv li' i.r, ... iu: Mi-...Ai:. frlrl m - r i . f ... V. . . Lli I.,,,, , ,...., v.,,,, . ,mlni r,ea , , o'-ao. J. . 33'1 UEe HV. CVKfl Utih, Demcr, e.olo., Sin Winr l.jl , pxtn- UV.ti , Hn-tiand, TO,',? Ore, Buffalo, N.Y , Aub lrn, Me.lontrm anl -h-rtrooke, (iicbe , Winnies, Man., Hamjitan. Ont., raiuary, Alta. ,rA flte Q thnt his (Co), H.i'-i;inr been e,f more t b i n i ' ruff' act r Is open ' eballi mix". Col Hnsklns " t.idav ore of c ' Influential m. mb"is (,r:" l"s appointment I' ' . , . nt e ,,n rr . fr, the importmt el m i i -l Ip nt fno w r clnlnis rnrrri'r't'r i 1, v,!-e ef tvo rank wb' 'i :,' ' I'e- apf f Kew knows of ic '.t ,ei , r of r ?r s who has .in ,, i an imi ,-.r'., appointment In " i h tcMn s rervice. Certai i'v ne , f tl t w ICnplnnd repr nt it, , s ,,f , ,, ,, ,r-t of rervlee lti i ,! i k1' s t " talneil to i ),-,! m it 1 . h 'i e at s rn eel ns high :i t at n u id I r 1 V. wr! c..t r ull lioen ' 1 ' rep ' s C 1 t r igV r t nt ) el resentatlve ' I! S " trlct. Tlv Ki.nl a' Up Hasklns pr'pni'd ;n I the House the "omr for his committee h is menteil upon within -i f w - ko 'iov eonsplrurms members as P'vnr. and Palzell pronouncing It the v w-it claims report nnd bill pirsert. ,t w In their memory, nnd the judges ..f t t court of claims compliment ng Co' Haa kins for tho nbllltv nnd thorounhnes! dls-nlnyed In Its preparation. Col. Hnrklns s"ntd signally for 1 ' constituency when Heetelary of the Trea sury Shaw withheld payment o' t prr Hon of the money due the Stite o' Ver mon for interest p-ild on its war ri is, under tbo claim thnt the Stat- was In debted to t''e general iroveixm' nt for arm" and ordnance sf rn fnn.istri t" e S'ate militia. Col. Hasklns tben , p . cored to Its final pas ge the M'1 w ' put Into the treason- of Vermont Jl."ii.eiio, besides wiping out all a ms which the government was a'i g 1 to have against the State. Col. Hnsklns also guided to ori, tn 'tit the oleomargarine bill, tho live s , i, quarantine bill which was of Interest t , Vermont, numerous In'-alid at Id " . dent pension bills, the extension of tho free deliver v. nnd various oteer r 1 sures affecting Vermont interests Col. Hnsklns has not employed prcs? ngent methods to extol his services, and If the Northfleld News would do a little Investigating on Its own neeourt in Washington It would find that his ser vices luue been "something more t an of average character" and tbaf tv, r k which he has attained Is except "' r ' a man who entered th'' s rvi.-e in 'r' The plain fact Is th-it Reprrs t-it vt Hnsklns has ren ,i a j,laee of i rei' influence anil us- ' --s in WisHt t p a place whl I1 w irv repres rt s never attain, niv1 wu. h can be aM e ' only as the r.-".'t i- filthful an i c -n - ' entlous work, m,-k 1 I'dllf er , ed experience w e , cre.-. i o cod u re. To change from a man in t'-e ' t of Ids powi r and influence ,i c r s to another whollv lacking In x n in national leRisIatinn won',1 If height of folly. Such a ch mse f should not be made simply to gr i fv one man's ambition. nn: 'cikioi, or amiiricv. The I'nlted States has publ " and private high school?, with W.fii' tear -era and SCt. 1-17 Htudents. In lfi "ere WT9 only -l.p'S high fc',ioK with 1S ':a lea ers and I'fT.I students. The t'nlted States has 1.327 cities i AS' or more population with organic d public school s-vstems. Manual train t Is taught In the public schools n' 510 of these) cities, nn Increase of ninety tn me year. In ISM only thirty-seven eel ol city systems Included manual traln'ng. Our t.!15 commercial and business schools have fS3 student. Of these schools Z,& are subdivisions of pnb'lc hU'i schools, 71S of private higb s.-'- t. Is and acadi nil-s. 1T. of universlt es ,md college, nnd of public rtt,d private normal schools. Only 477 of he com meiclal and business schools nn s par ate private enterprises. The t'nlted States has S71 tra q schools for nurses, with II. ""2 punt's fi.tw graduates Inst year In M, were nn! fifteen such f'm i 0 pu;U Illinois has school t. ' ' to whom ll.4W.i;i was paid in sa'af' s i t yi ir. Women teachers gut LVH ii ot the total s.ilarv disbursement Of the seven best gr.ld .atrs aroa1" rc-ently examined In Pekln C1- nn, fv( had been educated In the I'nlted States tn our public and private rornvil schools there nre C.PST students In i there were 10,9! ( graduates The ten ers number 3 f.-ii. In unlvei !( . s ir 1 ' leges and public nnd private high s, 'fo' 07.' In number, teachers' tr.vn ns c,vires of four years nre also presided, nt'enied by ".Mi students. The focietv nf m i'er painters nnl decoratirs of Mnai '-iifotts urges the establishment cf trade schools v'th bct'i day and evening classes. T'-e p'ei I directed to the Industrial cummlsslnn of tint Stnte. The Alnskn-Vukon-Pacifle exposition June 1 to October 17i. 19"fl. will h,iv" an Interesting educational exhibit Two un to dale (city nnd country! s, hno) Vei'M In'Ts will be erected. Since K70 the South has expended 51l, (Wi,(Kl on Its public schools, of which J1 ".. poo.Oeii went to support common schViols for the colored race. The school enrol ment in lP05-0t school year was 4.fin rfll while and l.t'.n.ti colored. There are in1 public high schools for tb- colored w'th ei.fi'i! students. In the common s, V -vols ol the South there are lOti.W,'. wb'te tea hen and 27,747 colored New York Sun A COMPARISON i Pat enter" car with cigar in his mouth. Conductor--No smoking allowed Pat OI nln't smokln'. Conductor You've got a clg.ir tn y ur mouth Pat An' Ol've got a watch Jn me pocket and it ain't goln'. Circle Maga-