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New Interest is injected In Vermont
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Krcssinnal dlstrlrt of Vermont. As
national bank examiner, Mr. Fish has
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feat the present incumbent.
Notwithstanding the many discour
aging features often mentioned It can
be safely t-ald that the cause of edu
cation in Vermont is lookins up.
There exists ntnan-g tho teachers of
Vermont to-day a uniformity of
method arrd a unity of purpose that
plves It a stronger power than lias
existed heretofore In tho State. Teach
ing Is passing from a nrero make
shift to get temporary support to a
life profession which requires a great
er degree of efficiency. As the result
of an effective campaign for the
awakening of public sentiment in the
cause of the public schools, conducted
by State Superintendent Stone, the
people of .Vermont understand tho
needs of tho pabllc school and are in
closor sympathy with the purposes of
our present educational leaders. The
response of recent legislatures to the
demand for better school laws has
given improved educational methods a
wider influence.
Tho law providing for the transpor
tation of pupils from the moTO sparse
ly settled communities to central
schools has enabled students who In
the past have been left to the care of
cheap and Inexperienced teachers, be
cause better ones could not be afford
ed, now to enjoy tho-advnntanes of the
best teaching in tho town.
Tho passage of tho law by tho last
legislatures enabling towns nnd dis
tricts to combine in tho employment
of a trained superintendent has proven
n great benefit to tho public schools.
Last year twenty districts were, form
ed nnd without exception, last year's
superintendents havo been re-engaged
for the coming year and wo under
stand at an increase In salary In near
ly all If not nil cases. Further -en
dorsement of the. law is shown In the
organization &f several new districts
this year.
Another real benefit that Is sure to
follow is tho -enlarged field for-men In
the educational -work of the State. As
at present organised each district de
mands tho services of a man. as no
woman would be, able to cover so large
a territory'. Tho salaries for this -work
Tango from tl.250 to $2,400 a year and
so offer a fair compensation to all
who engage In tho work. It Is sur
to prove of advantage to the cheaper
schools In tho district whero Incom
petent teachers hnvo previously been
employed because these teachers are.
not left to their own resources but aro
put under tho direct rontrol of
trained timelier who can instruct them
In tho better methods and Increase
their cfriciimcy.
Whllo It Is true that tho State Is
spending moro money for schools It Is
Betting moro for Its money and It Is
no time for reaction or discourage
ment, A firmer public uupport, quick
ened public Interest and a closer sym
pathy between tho public and teachers
nre suro to carry tho public schools of
Vermont to a still higher degree of
accomplishment, valuo and usefulness,
The actual consumption of coal In
this country has not been so great
as the waste and destruction of coal
In mlnlnv; and wa are consuming
about 450,00,000 tons a year. Of this
amount we are getting only five to
fifteen par cent, of its potential en
In 1907 53,000,000 tons of Iron was
used and the known supply of Iron
ore at that rate will bo exhausted be
tore mo.
The 'waste in mining: and reduction
of gold ranges from twenty-five to
fifty per cent nnd the Increase In the
production of old does not keep pace
with Increase in such staples as corn,
cotton, wheat, sugar, Iron, coal, cop
per, silver, lend and lne.
The water ways of tho country,
rivers, canals, lakes and coastal chan
nels aggregate between 65,000 and (10,
000 miles and only half of them are In
About 30,000,000 horso power of tho
water power of tho country Is develop
ed, while It Is possible to devejop 160,
000,000 horse power.
About twenty per cent, of the
timber cut Is left in the woods to rot
because It Is not profitable to move It
at present prices.
Tho above nre facts brought out In
the different addresses before the con
ference for the conservation of natural
resources which closed in Washing
ton Friday. In them nre several les
sons which tho American people must
learn speedily If this country Is to
maintain its industrial prosperity.
Tho wasteful methods which have
been followed In the past must be
discarded nnd creator economy In tho
production of raw material must be
practiced. Water power must be de
veloped to take the place of coal, not
only to save the coal but to cheapen
tho cost of production. Waterways
should be developed to enable a re
duction In the cost of transportation.
The necessity of theso things is evi
dent nnd In meeting them Is a rreater
field for American ingenuity and ac
complishment than any which has
been open to past generations. In
presenting- these conditions before
the people tho conference has done a
valuable work and every practical
suggestion for meeting these condi
tions will Incrcaso tho vnluo of Its
Tho statement that atut 140,000 has
been paid by the State during tho past
year for cattle affected by tuberculosis
which were killed by order of state
oterJnarics has caused considerable
comment. In talking of the matter peo
ple should consider not only last year's
expenditure but the expenditures of all
the years since the law was enacted. It
will bo conceded that the sum of HO.000
but a small part of tho suite's
expenditure for this purpose and that the
expenditure, of this amount of money
should give beneficial results.
When results are considered, however,
the findings are not at all satisfactory.
t certainly ennnot be said that tho dis
ease has to any appreciable extent been
eradicated or that there is any safe way
o prevent the introduction of the disease
into a healthy herd which has withstood
tho test, except by keeping It isolated
The manager of ono of the largest cattle
buying firms of this Stato said recently
that in buying cattle in certain sections
of the State he found it necessary to
figure upon forty to sixty per cent, of
his purchases belnjr diseased, and serious
ly diseased as a general thing. In thoo
sections thero nro creameries in opera
tion and if any patron should have his
herd tested and all diseased cittlc killed
he must either keep his milk at home or
elso uso tho diseased milk of his neigh
bors to feed his hogs and calves and so
bring tho disease right back to his
healthy cattle.
The most serious defects of present
methods are tho lack of uniformity of
the application of tho test, the possibility
that a scheming man can buy cattle for
the express purpose of having them killed
and paid for by tho State at a profit and
that he can keep stock which he suspects
is diseased until a time when It will be
most ndvantagous to him to have It
tested and killed. Tho provision of a
voluntary test will never prove effective
and It would seem as though It was time
that tho Legislature shou.d limit the time
In which herds may voluntarily be tested
and then require a uniform test to 1
applied to all hcrd3 and all condemned
cattle slaughtered without compensation
to tho owner. If every cattle owner in
Vermont knew that after a certain date
his herd of cattle was to be quarantined
until he eould prove that it was free from
disease he would become an active sup
porter of the policy of exterminating
tuberculosis among the cattle of Ver
J. J. Hill in his strong address before
the conference of governors at Washing
ton showed conclusively that this coun
try Is faring an Increased cost of coal
and at the same time a rapidly diminish-
ing supply of this great store of fuel.
Unless somo moro perfect method nf
combustion by which a greater per cent
of heat potentiality can be secured is
quickly developed, tho cost and scarcity
of coal will seriously hamper tho great
manufacturing enterprises which now de
pond upon It, and a resort to somo cheap,
er form of power will bo necessary,
Vermont is richly endowed with tho
cheapest form of power, namely water
power, and only about half Us water
power Is developed to-day. As the cost
of fuel is Increased cltewhere tho high
cost of transportation, which is a serious
handicap to Vermont Industry, will be
come less nnd less of n barrier to suc
cessful Industry In this State. Just ns
far ns this becomes trno tho water pow
er of tho Stato will Increase In valuo.
So It seems reasonable to predict that
thero is likely to bo a chance for pro
fi table Investment In water power sites
In this State.
Water power, however, has Its defects,
and the chief one Is Its Irregularity,
There are at this season of the year
streams running down the hillsides that
would turn a powerful wheel but In a
few weeks from now tho same streams
will ho nearly dry, The steepness of the
. au . I .
tensive system of storaire nnd tho
streams as a result nro useless. Nature
however has a way of conserving water
power nnd that Is tho retention of tho
rainfall In tho forests. The greater the
forest protection around the sources of
any stream the greater the uniformity
In the water flow.
In theso facts are shown tho direct
advantage that Vermont can t-ectire
through the setabllshmcnt of some prac
tical system of reforestation. At least
a quarter of the land of Vermont that
has been used for agricultural and graz
ing purposes In tho past would be more
valuable than It Is to-day If It were,
given up to the growing of timber and
1'. would soon bo covered with young
trees If its present owners would stop
trying to feed It down to tho dirt for tho
scanty support of cows nnd young stock.
Within ten years Its valuo would begin
to make a rapid Increase and at tho
same tlmo it would ndd greatly to tho
vnlue of any stream flowing nway from
k. Under Its present uses It Is steadily
diminishing In valuo because It has been
nlmost completely robbed of its pro
ductivity. Vermont's supply of water power will
never bo exhausted because It comes
from the moisture laden winds from the
Atlantic ocean nnd as soon as they
strike tho Green Mountains their mois
ture is precipitated. This will continue as
long ns wood grows or water runs. If
Vermont will only allow tho develop
ment of these natural forest water res
ervoirs It can bring its prosperity from
the winds and the clouds and greatly In
crcaso its industrial importance. Isn't It
time that tho residents of the State be
gin to agitate a change from the des
tructive methods which aro so rapidly
destroying our natural wealth to a
steady and consistent development of
tho natural wealth wo have so long
Ignored? We say yes.
A magnificent cathedral can not be
studied to advantage by one standing
close to Its portals. It Is only when
tho observer takes a position far
enough from Its walls to afford him
tho right persp"ctlvo that the struc
ture's fine proportions stand out In
their full beauty. As tho White House
conference recedes Into the past It Is
possible to look upon the event as a
whole and to obtain a far moro ade
quate conception of Its significance for
both State nd nation than could havo
been gained from a close view of any
ono day's sessions or tho consideration
of any ono of tho topics discussed.
It was supremely fitting that this
conference embracing tho interests of
tho entire country should havo been
opened with an invocation to the God
of nations by the venerable Rev. Dr.
Edward Everett Hale, whose life spans
so large a part of our national exist
ence and whose public sen-Ice. covers
the periods of our development from
a struggling republic into one of tho
greatest nations. As one member of
the Vermont delegation in the con
ferenco stated, It was an Impressive
coincidence to see tho venerable au
thor of "The Man without a Country,"
opening this groat conference called
for tho conservation of tho resources
of the country.
It was a wonderful spectacle to see
gathered In conference in tho famous
Hast Room of tho White House tho
President and Vice-President of the
United States, the members of tho
President's cabinet, the justices of the
United States Supreme Court, United
States senators, members of tho na
tional House of Representatives, the
governors of practically all of the
Stntes, tho active leaders of our great
political parties, presidential candi
dates of both parties, many of the na
tion's preat "captains of industry,"
men of business and financial genius
llko Andrew Carnegie, masters of the
great problems of transportation like
J. J. Hill of tho Cireat Northern: Ham
mond, tho greatest mining engineer
ever known; I'inchot, whose magic
wand causes forests to spring up In
different parts of the country, and a
host of other men whoso names nro
household words throughout tho land.
With ono or two exceptions, pos
sibly, this great gathering of national
savants forgot their political differ
ences, Industry, finance and transpor
tation, and handled tho questions nt
Issuo as a body of impartial students.
It was worth whllo to call a confer
ence of this kind to hear Andrew Car
negie, tho uncrowned king of the steel
Industry, ndvocato wnter transporta
tion because It would for ono thing
tend to save building railroads and
thus postpone tho threatened exhaus
tion of Iron ore, It was worth whllo
to M' tho great political leaders of
the country like Roosevelt nnd Bryan
and Hughes nnd Johnson nnd others
forget their political differences, and
Join hands for tho common good of
tho people.
Tho con-ferenco of governors was
culled by President Roosevelt pri
marily for tho purposo of promoting
tho conservation of tho natural re
sources of tho nation. Whllo marked
progress was made in thd direction In
dicated, tho conference accomplished
a far jrroater purposo In proving ns
has never been so clearly demonstrat
ed befnro that this Is Indeed ono na
tion, economically as well as physical
ly and politically. As Governor Han
ley of Indiana In tho course of his
Impromptu address so clearly showed
through quotation from the Scriptures
no member of our national body, can
say to the other, "I have no need of
thee"; nnd tho Increasing spirit of na
tlonallsm growing out of the discus
sion of Interests common to till found
flrml expression In the magnificent out
burst of patriotic sentiment o (
X part uX Uovcxjwr Ulesa of North Car
Eczema Began When a Tiny Baby
and Lasted 7 Years Tore Crusts
from Face Till It was All Raw
Screamed with Pain and Could net
Sleep Though Specialists Failed
"When my tittle boy was six weeks
old an eruption broke out on his face.
l iook mm to a doc
tor and got ointments
and medicines but hit
face kept on getting
worce until it got so
had that, no one could
look at him. Hii
wholo face was one
mist and must have
leen very painful.
He scratched day and
night until his face
sometimes looked like
a raw piece of meat.
I was nearly Insane
with his scratching
day and night. Then I took mm to
all the best specialists In skin diseases
but they could not do much for him.
He sometimes screamed with pain
when I put on the salvo they gave me.
"When he was two years old the
eczema got on his arms and legs so
that I had to keep them bandaged up
and I made gloves for bis hands to the
nails could not poison him worse. We
could not get a night's sleep in months
and my husband and I were all broken
op. Then my mother asked why I
did not give np the doctors and try
Cutlcura. So I got a set and he felt
relieved the first time I used them,
the Cutlcura Ointment felfc so cool.
He used to wake up and ask for Cutl
cura to be put on when he itched so
badly that ho could not sleep, and he
would cay. 'Oh I Mama, that make
mv sores feel so good!' I gave the
Cutlcura Remedies a good trial and
gradually tho eczema nealed all up
and now he is as well as any other chil
dren. He is now seven yeani old and
the euro has lasted two months, so I
think it will never return. I can't
tell you how glad I am that Cutlcura
did such wonderful work in our aula
and I shall recommend it everywhere,
Mrs. John O. Klumpp, 80 Niagara St..
Newark, N. J., Oct. 17 and 22, 1907."
A slatl let at CuUenra tunnnlUi. oomtrtn et
Cutltork Bop (JSc). OlnlnxDt (SO.), i JumcU
mx (SOeo. or Pint (76. per ftkl of 60), U (tun
tinttent totcarc. Sol throuchwit Ui worm. PotM
Dnif dim. Orp.. Bole Pram , Boom, Mum.
milled Ftm, Cuttoan Boek m Bkta Discuss.
oil no, who rejoiced that thoro is now
no North and no South, no Eiiot, no
West, but a glorious nation of States,
ae Inseparable as the States themselves
ur0 Indestructible, bound together by
economic ties as well as by tho pow
erful sentiments of brotherhood and
At tho same time there was a pro
nounced realization of tho fact that
tho States as such should como Into
closer touch as well as bring their
great influence to bear on tho prob
lems of the times in hearty co-opora-tlon.
The splendid speech of Secre
tary of Stato Kllliu Root sounded the.
keynote in this direction. Mr. Root
declared that the time had come when
the States should rnlly exerclso tho
rlght3 and privileges reserved to them
by the national constitution, nnd only
by tho enjoyment of these magnificent
privileges and tho fulfillment of the
duties resulting therefrom eould this
Union of States reach Its glorious de
It was shown that nnlform legist
tlon and the adoption of parallel poli
cies In the different States would go
far to remove many of the evils which
It Is impossible to reach at tho pres
ent time througS national legislation
Phe deplorable conditions resulting
from conflicting laws In the various
States dealing with marriage, divorce
and different other measures of which
people take advantage wore fully em
phasized and the necessity of the adop
tion of steps to bring about uniform
ity of pollcv and co-operation In ac
tlon was splendidly sot forth.
Kar-reachlng practical results growing
out of this phase of tho conferenco will
unqeaUonably follow from the under
standing so freely ret forth by the gov
ernors of the respective States that they
mane recommendations along the
lines indicated to their respectivo Log
statures, and, -hl!e ns Governor Folk of
Missouri so humorously intimatl,somc of
the executives have Legislatures which
will be Just as unwilling to do what is
asked of them as Is Congress, marked
action Is suro to follow tho adoption o
this common seeking of a common end
As so often happens the most Interest
Ins, developments of the conference were
tho unheralded and the unexpected. For
example, It could not bo known that Mr
Hryan would refer "to no twllght zone
between J ho nations nnd tho State In
which exploiting Interests can take ro
fuge from both," thus Inviting that mas
ter stroke of statesmanship nnd politics
by which President lloosevelt showed
that his concern "wn.s not for the
academic discussion of cither tho prln
clplo of Stato rights or the principle o:
national sovereignty, but It Is what will
best conserve tho needs of the people as
a whole."
It could not l! known that President
Kousuvelt would tako another Important
stand by declaring amid the plaudits o
governors nnd captains of Industry alike
that he had asked Congress to pass th
necessary legislation to make tho water
ways commission perpetual nnd thnt If
Congress did not do this, ho would per
petuato tho waterways commission him
It could not be known tnat the Ilea
tenant-governor of Texas would create
one of the most memorable scenes In the
conference by his sly hit at Senator
Ballcy of Standard Oil controversy fams,
explaining the absence of the governor
of the Iona Star Stato by saying that
the latter could not be there to discus
waterways because he had to be at home
pouring nil on tho trouble political
watnra xwAlt At tha gtaadud OU w
hugely enjoyed by lresldcnt lloosevelt.
who did not hesltato to laugh heartily
and otherwise nhow amusement.
It eould not bo known that tho formal
program of tho final day of t-ho confer
ence would bo partly atwndoned by giv
ing theso having nddresnes "leavo to
publish" in the record to bo mJe of the
proceedings and that tho lovo feast of
governors of tho different Htates In the
ncconionai participation by tho President
substituted therefor, would bring out the
most splendid play of wit, humor, politics
and oratory combined It often falls to
the lot of Americans to enjoy.
it could not be. known that tho ntmns-
phcro nbout the conference would bj so
surcharged with politics that It could
bo kept out of the famous Bast Itoom
Ith difficult)', or that rival Interests like
those of Bryan and Johnson would stand
forth so plainly as to show through the
surface "In spots."
It could not bo known Hint some of
tho goveronrs would go beyond the scope
contemplated by tho President nnd aftpr
providing for other conferences at the
call of tho President, arrange for con
ferences between themrelves exclusively
with reference to desirable legislation
and other matters of mutual Interest and
welfare which conferences are certain
to have far-reaching vnluo nnd signifi
cances for the States and tho Inhabitants
Theso and many other features not on
the "official program" served to lend in
terest as well as importance to the
conference, nnd to a,ssuro It a
place In our national history.
Whllo various phn.svs of the White
House conference, already considered
n theso columns, have Interest for all
lasses of readers throughout the na-
lon tbo gathering would havo little
materlat value for the people of .Ver
mont, if it hnd no messa-go for them
as Individuals engaged In tilling the
soli, in harnessing the streams for the
development of power, In restoring our
forest growth, In promoting tho Im
provement of water transportation and
otherwise developing the resources of
tho Green Mountain State. That the
conference had such a message for
Vermont as -well as for othr.r States Is
evidence of the many Bided character
of that historic gathering.
Tho most far-reaching fact emphas
ized In connection with the considera
tion of tbo conservation of our natural
resources is that wo as a people are
wasting1 them wantonly In most In
stances, nnd In utter disregard of tho
fundamental principle that no genera
tion can live unto itself alone. It Is a
law of human lifo that each generation
should take thought of thoso Immedi
ately following and If this law, which
Ilea at the very basis of race perpetu
ation as well as of each individual
homo, were carefully observed, we
should havo no such problems an were
considered so Important by President
Itoosevclt na to Justify the calling of
tho Whlto House, conference.
Strangely enougn, whllo many ex
perts In different fields of Industry
participated In the conference, It re
mained for Mr. James J. Hill of the
Great Northern railway to succinctly
sum up the situation regarding the
waste of the nation's resources as well
as to point out the remedies to bo em
ployed. I'ntil Mr. Hill spoke, many of
the papers read had emphasized the
startling conditions attending th
waste of our natural resources until
there appeared to bo darrger that the
conference would glvo way entirely to
pessimism. Mr. Hill mado a compre
hensive summary of tho way In which
tho nation's resources were being de
pleted, and then made the most help
ful suggestions In the direction ot op
timism by showing that it was possi
ble for us to remedy the whole situa
tion. Mr. Hill, whose benevolent faco
hardly suggests the hard taskmaster
usually associated in the popular mind
with the builders of a great railroail
system, laid a broad foundation for
what he had to say later on by show
ing that from the sea, tho mine, the
forest and the soil must be gathered
everything material that ran sustain tho
life of man. We nre wasting many of
our resources in a manner well-nigh
criminal. The mineral wealth stored
In tho earth can be used only onco.
Coal and iron once exhausted can nev
er be restored.
Vermont has neither conl nor Iron
and tire marble and Rranlto deposits,
if over exhausted, can glvo place to
artificial stono of different kinds, sn
that our people have little need to
worry In that direction. What Presi
dent Hill hnd to say about soil ex
haustion and waste of timber Interests
and kindred subjects, however, has
direct bearing on tho situation In Ver
mont as well as In practically every
other State.
Mr, Hill dwelt longest and most Im
presslvcly upon the passing of tho
form, upon tho comparatively small
amount of public, lands left, and upon
the deterioration, through Ignorance
of proper farming, of the cultivated
lands of every section. Tim soil hnd
been robbed by tho sweeping nway
Into streams of tho fertile surface,
never to bo restored, and tho ground
had been exhausted by single crop ng
rtculture and lack of fertilization,
which was likened to the condition of
a bank whore depositors nre steadily
drawing out more money than they
put In. Every year the farms were
growing less productive, and facts
were brought to show this statement
"Were any stntesman," said he, "to
show us, how to add $7,000,000,000 nn
nually to our foreign trade, It would
be the sensation of the hour. The way
to do this In agriculture is open. Our
share In tira Increase would not be tho
percentngo of profit allowed by suc
cessful trading, but the entire capital
sum. On the other sldo stands tho fact
that the unappropriated area sultnl to
farm purposes Is nlmost pone, and that
wo havo been for the Inst century re.
duclng the prodnclntr nower ot the
country. Nowhere In the range of
national purposes Is tho reward for
conservation of a national resource so
ample. Nowhere Is the penalty of
neglect no threatening."
Hy comprehensive comparisons ho
showed how tho average production of
different crops per acre was being di
minished In this country nnd compared
these results with the wonderful Increase
In the production of farms In somo of
the older countries growing out of tho
adoption o Improved methods of culti
vation. I!o thought wo should cultivate
better and fertilize more rather than till
many acres. He showed how In the Is
land of Jersey land Is mado to pay over
13X per acre a year, nnd while we may
not do ns well we ousht to do far better
than wo do, Fertilization, feeding moro
and better stock on the farm and more
thorough cultivation are the means urg
ed to prevent soli exhaustion which Is
making Itself felt on the prairies as well
as on tho farms of New Kngland.
Another lesson for the land owner In
Vermont Is tho need " of the
preservation of timberland and
promotion of tho growth of
trees that nre too small for lumber, thns
providing a crnp for future harvests of
timber. This Is a matter concerning
which our people need to be educated
before It Is too late.
Mr. Whipple of New York showed
what was being done In the Adirondack
region through the reclamation of forest
lands, and tho clothing nf peaks stripped
of their timber growth with fresh vege
tation, thus husbanding the sources of
supply of streams. This course alo
serves to keep the supply ot water in
streams stable, making them more
adaptable to permanent power plants.
As the supply of coal and wood and
oil diminishes and becomes more r
pcnslvo we mnst depend more and more
upon electricity, and water power for the
generation of electric currents must, be'
come Increasingly valuable with the re
volvlng years.
If tho people of Vermont would pro
lit by these lessons ns they should the
value of the white House conference to
them would bo Invaluable. The beauty
of tho proposition Is that we do not need
to wait for somebody elso to act. Tho
remedy Is In the hands of every tiller ot
the soil and every citizen who has to do
with one of the State's natural re
Senator Burrowi Atf Temporary
Chairman Their 'Latest Move.
PrrnloVart Chn II ever I due Secretary's
Krlrafln ot Worried by Move
Lodge Mkely to lie the Per
manent Chairman.
A Washington special to the N. V.
Globe says, that the "allies" Intend to
keep on lighting is shown by the action
of the executive committee of the na
tional republican committee In selecting
Senator Julius C. Burrows of Michigan
as temporary chairman of the conven
tion. Mr. Hurrows Is a conservative, nnd
his speech will not favor any faction un
duly, He has never been regarded as a
Roosevelt senator, and was selected in
face of Mr. Roosevelt's desire that Sena
tor Beverldge of Indiana be chosen for
this post.
Precedent has always given to the
President the right to select the tem
porary chairman of the convention on the
theory that his speech hns to do with
what has been accomplished during tho
administration which is coming to nn
end, whereas the permanent chairman
was conceded to the faction having tho
greater strength In the convention On
this ground Mr. Roosevelt should have
been allowed to name the first presid
ing officer of the big gathering. It was
understood that no objection would be
mnde on the part of the "allies," and
that either Senator Reveridge or Senator
Dolllver of Iowa would be selected,
Mr, Roosevelt wanted Reveridge. be
cause that gentleman Is a warm friend
nf the President, nnd has nf late as.
sumed to speak for the administration
on the floor of the Senate. His speech
would certainly have contained glowing
praise of the executive. The Tnft men,
on the other hand, are supposed tn hs.ve
wanted Dolllver. They regarded Reve
ridge's sirpposeil third term proclivities
with some suspicion, nnd nlso regarded
his selection In face of Vice-President
Fnlrbanks's opposition, as bad policy.
It Is thought, then, that the refusal
nf the sub-commlttee tn name Reveridge
as temporary chairman Is received by
Taft men In a spirit of chastened reslg-
nation, Rut they nre put out because,
In fact of the promise made, Dolllver was
not selected. They believe thnt this In
cident shows the Irreconcilable quality
of the "allies' " opposition, and nre
r.ilher glnd of It. For, knowing thnt a
fight Is to come, forewarned by this In
cident, there Is no longer nny danger that
they may fall Into a trap through lack
of wariness.
As for John H Mnllny nf Ohio, who
hns been selected as general secretary of
the convention, no objection has been
raised, Tt is true that Mnllny has been
In charge of Foraker's campaign In
Ohio, although for ten years previous he
and the senator did not speak. But Mai
loy has a nuwmlneent voice, and is one
of the two or three men In the country
who can make himself heard perfectly
In an auditorium the size of that In
Chicago, filled with a more er 1m un
ruly throng,
Senator Burrows will begin work Im
mediately on his speech, although It Is
not likely that It will be regarded as
the keynote speech of the convention,
instead, (hat of the permanent ehalrmam
who will be selected by the Taft men,
will be given precedence ns campaign
matrinl, Rumor has It thnt Sngtor Ivlgo
will be selcted for this Important post.
, o b n, A.-
Hoeretnry Tuft, to omi extent manorefl
the MnsRnehuetts campeJan for drlo
Kntrs, nnd yet has avoided making any
enemies by a display of undue partlzan-
Nothing Is known ns yet of the second
place probabilities Manv of Mr Taft's
frlpnds here have reeentlv urged that
Senator Murray Crane asked to ac
cept till nomination. In spite of the fart
that Mr. Tuft and Mr f'rnne have differ
ed on matters of polities, they are warm
friends as ever, nnd each rrciirds the
other highly as a good fighter Mr Crane
h a very strong man In financial rirel
In the Kast. tno, nnd his nomination
would lie regarded with more favor pr-
naps, than that of nnv nthr man
Now that both Mevrrlrlce and Dolllver
have been turned dn-vn hv the sub com
mittee ns temporary chairman, It fa po.
slble that one nr the other Vlav he asked
to make the first spervh In placing Serre
lary Taft In nomination. Mr. Dnlllv-r Is,
perhaps, morn favored for Ibis onor
nnd Congressman Hnrton of Oliln is al.o
being considered in the same connection
tf Mr. Crane does not becotne ,i rami'
dato for vlre-presldeiit. suggestion- have
been heard that he accept the post nf
chairman of the nntlonnl rnmm ttr.
with full power. In that event, the MoM
may bo divided, giving Frank llithrvk
charge nf tho K.ist and South. and
Arthur I. Vnrvs clinrue nf the West and
North, the nne with headquarters in
New Ynrjj( and the other in Chicago.
noon ami n nv Tritv.
M the banquet jlven bv thi business
men the Hev, Dr. C It. Hudson told the
following story, which made a big h't:
Hudson said two men. who had not met
for many years, but who had limn warm
friends, were talking about how things
had beon with them, liach said he had
had the usual tips and downs,, some good
and some bad,
"Well, I was married," said one.
'That's good." said tho nthT
"Well, it wasn't so good. The woman
was awfullv man."
"Tint's bad," commented his frlnd.
Well. It wasn't so bad, either. She had
a lnt of money."
'That was gnnrl." again remarked his
'Well, It wasn't sn good, either I In
vested the mnney In sheep and they all
laid down and died."
"That was bad."
"Well, It wasn't so bad, either. I pulled
ofT the wool nnd sold It for more than
the sheep were worth."
"That was good "
"Well, It wasn't so gnod, either. I put
th- money In a house and one night the
house burned down."
"That's bad."
"Well, It wasn't so bad, father. Th
woman burned to death in it." Iouls
rille Courier-Journal.
"Hallway employes are cautioned
not to give any information to tho
curious public, are they not?"
"Thej must be. Kven the brakeman
seems Inclined to make you guss at
the names ot the stations." Washing
ton Star.
"I has been tol'," said Itrother Dickey,
"dat my sermons puts folks ter sleep,
but dnt's nil right. Dey ain't doing' any
harm whilst dey Is a-sleepln". an' dey'll
wake up fast enough we'n de devil bull's
a fire under 'um'" Atlanta Constitution.
If tho Connecticut jrenlus who has
evolved a new potato that grows on a
vine like n tomato, and Is already
cooked, will now kindly prodnco tho
beefsteak-bearing vine, a mll'lon
housewives will ris.. up nnd call him
blessed. Savannah Morning Ne.ws
This recipe Is highly recommended
by one of our corre.spontienis , irj n
for dessert to-morrow
p.l live largo bnnnnns, rub smootti
with five teaspoonfuls of sugar Add
one teacup sweet cream beaten tJ ,1
-stiff froth, then ndd one 10c. p.ickng
of Lemon JHI.l.-O dissolved In 14
teacups boning w.iwt. "!V ' ,
T .',. i,.-, r.,i.i Mm sh with candled
cherries. Serve with whipped cream,
or any good pudding sauce. .IKI.I.-O Is
sold by all urocers i iw. t"
STATU OF VKIUIUM, uisiriui ui
Grand Islo. s. x-..t
r i.i,ni Cnurt. hidden at Nortb
Hern, In and for said district, on the
Kiln Griffith Gordon, administratrix
of th" estate of .Stephen r. nonioii.
late of Gran.i Isle, In said district
deceased, mukes application to said
court to extend the time heretofore
allowed her to pav the debts clue from
said estate, nnd to render her admin
istration account uniu some iummf
day. . . . , .
Whereupon, It is oruerea nj aiu
court that said application be heard
at tho rrouaic imii-c, in m '
oil the Cth dav nf June. ncxi. ami ii
is further ordered, that nntlce be
given to all persons concerned, bv
the publiPiitinn of this order In the
Hiirlln'tnn Weekly Free Press, print
ed nt Riirli i-gton. Vt.. three weeks
successively, Peiore said m-rtnni;,
By the Court Attesi,
wJt Judge
Grand IMe. ss.
Thri Honorable Probate Court
the District aforesaid
To the heirs and all persnns Inter,
esteil In the estate nf Jed P. l.add,
late of Alburgh. In said district de
Whereas. application hath beer
made to this court in writing by the
administratrix ot said estate praying
for license and authority to sell i.
part of the real estate of .-aid de
ceased to wit. the home farm, sit
uate. lying and being In Alburgh In
the county of Grand Isle, and State of
Vermont, and bounded on the north
bv lands of 1. Itootnh by lands of Ada
Pat ton and bv lands of George Hrem
nier and wife, on tho east by tho
waters of Uike Clianiplaln, on til
south bv lands of Annl" V, Reynolds
and on the west by lands of Annie V.
Reynolds nnd by hinds of I Rnotah
anil supposed to contain 71 acres, bo
the same more or less, representing
to said court that It would be bene
ficial to the heirs nnd all persnns In
terested In the estat. of said deceased,
to sell (.aid real estate and convert
the fnmo into money.
And bringing into court the consent
und approbation In writing of all the
heirs to said estate residing In this
State. i
Whereupon, the said court appoint
ed and assigned the 6th day of June,
190S, nt the Probate Office, fn North
Hero, In said district, to hear and de
cide upon said application and peti
tion, and ordered public notice there
of to bo srlven to nil persons Interest
ed therein, by publishing sold order,
together with thtf time and place of
hearing, thrse weeks successively In
the Burllnston Weekly Free Press, a
newspaper which circulates In tho
neighborhood of those persons Inter
ested In said estate, all of which pub
Ucatlons shall be previous to the day
assigned for hearing.
Therefore, you are hereby notified
to appear before said court, at the
tlmo and place assigned, then nnd
thero In salil court to make your ob
jections to the granting of such li
cense. If you j.ce cause.
Given under my hand, nt North
Hern, In gnld district, this 18th day
of May, 190S,

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