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THE BURLTNGTON FRER PRESS: THURSDAY. OCTOBER 8, lU8.
TAG DAY NETTED $6,i0 Homo for Destituto Children En riched by Project. jlm, Frederick nllllnsn of Woodstock Contributed f2,."l00 Weather Waa IiIpmI Mini llirryliody Kntcrcd Into Spirit of the Occasion. Tup tiny .a over. Tho lliiino for Dnstltuto Chlldron on Hid Hhelburno road l approximately li.tOJ tho richer because, of llio day. Tim army of 3) pretty girls and womoti who did tliu tagging on the stlteU col lected t3,M Jid Mrs, Frederick Billings of Woodsluck made a contribution of W.tuO, which tended much to heighten llio pleasure of the Taj Day workers. Govornor Fletcher D. Proctor contrib uted a check fur IWO. Other bequests at a expiated the tlrst of tho week, which ni ink tho total Hum collected ap proximately Ifi.Cw. Other lutg! itlfls li.ndc by local people wero 1100 from Jiifl It. Uutes and 1100 from C. P. Smith. Thn ininmltten that opened tho collec tion red boxes and counted the receipt! worked unlll after olevon o'clock on Uat uinfi.v evening nt Hip V. M. C. A. par lor? counting 11 nd sciiarntlng Into dif ferent piles the numerous nickels, dimes, quarters, hntf tltillrvrp, dallnm mid bills of vnrlnun denominations. i:, H, Isitnm of llio Ruilln.-.tvm Havings bnnk has been npjiulnt pel treasurer of tho funds oolleclod and all persons wishing to help tho go.id muse along may send tliclr money or checks to Mm. As early nn (1:30 o'clock on Saturday morning tho advance guard of tils uin Women began to p.it ml the streets and tho silver commenced to drop Into the little rrd boxen. The city was dlvldod Into district, and tho collectors of each dlstrlc" visited every homo nlung their route, Many of tho fair collecturis cov ered tlielr territory at an early hour, but. reumed work In romp other part of the cl'y No man or woman, hoy or girl, vho walked upon tho ntreets escaped be ing nnknd to donate and but few fallod to . sntrlbute something. Kvorybody reemed "rind to give, In fact, thoy s;imod anxious and the day jmescrt very pleas iintiy wltn smiles spread over the tanv. of nil perrons concerned. Kvn the weather smiled on tho project, tho day being one of the Illicit Imaginable, The Sherman hand itnvo a concert In City Hull perls In tho afternoon, having been engaged by tho nurlltiBlon Commercial tl 1 T' re, sizes nf diamond shaped tags wero sold Tho unuillost. about two Inches square, oontalned the unnouneo ment: "Charity Day, Homo for Desti tute Children, October, .1." Another kind, considerable lararr, read: "Don't tan; me, I'm married," and others of tho oam.o elzo rend! "Don't tat; me, I'm atnfls." The latter kind sold for rv cents or moro and the smaller kind could bo had for any sum that the purchaser wished to give. A still larger kind, need on teams, automobiles and other vehicles, sold for a dollar or moro. There we.ro 60.WJ of the llttlo tags and S.OJU of tho le.rger ones, and all proved so popular that the presses were kept bus:' during the morn ing, running off more. Ono fair young collector vlelted a local (ihoemaker and asked that he give some J.infr towunla tho cause. "I'm sorry," ho replied, "but 1 have no money now." Th man, however, mndo out a llttlo chock on a small piece of paper that was good for J3.00 worth of work at his shop and dropped It in tho Box. It was a mo dern example of tho widow's mite and v, us us much appreciated ns any gift made. And this man, too, no doubt, gave much more than hundreds of others who wore far richer with tho world's goods than he Silas Grouch walked out of his abode at high noon with a determined and nt'ly look upon his face. He didn't wish t Klve a cent, he thought that the whole t Ins was a foolish proposition. Down Pearl street ho walked and he con ciliated himself, for ho hadn't met a single collector. At tho corner of Pearl and Wlnooskl avenue he met two girls with tags for enle but ha didn't look their way It was rather cold and tho thought oroised his mind that those young ladles were, Indeed, neglectful of ne own comfort to stand out there all day Iietw.rn Wlnosokl nvenuo and Church street ho met another pretty and demure miss, dressed In a white flannel suit Ilofore Sl'ns had fully rea lized his raah action he had (riven her to cents and had a blK red tag tied on his coat lapel. Silas was single and the tap read, "married," therefore It seemed funny to Silas and he thought It wasn't a bad proposition, after all. Bllas bought several more tags during the day and statoj Into In tho evening that he hadn't had such a good time si- ut he went to his first circus. And so It was with many others. Two other young men with tags hidden uni'T their outer coats thought It would bo rare fun to walk through the bevy of collectors In City Hnll Park without paying anything. They got as far as Ma'n street and there they wero van quished Several young ladles surround ed them and the rest Is history. Dig automobiles, bedecked with flags nnd ribbons, conveyed tho workers to tlio outer districts In Wlnooskl, Fort Whan Allen and Essex Junction nnd also carried supplies of tags. A booth was also built at the northenst corner of city hall park, where supplies were distributed. The committee nn arrangements for the day Included H, I,. I'latka chairman; rardner Urewer, C. I.. Smith, E. P. Howe, W II Wood, who had charge of the districting; J. D. Ilenedlct who vrnto the advance not Ices; Mrs. L. It. Piatt nnd Mrs. W. II. Wood. The commit ten that ojiencd the boxes and counted the receipts was composed of S. I,. I'latka, II. T. Rutler, Frank Itradley, I I.. Thomas, II. J. Puller, F. W Vt hltcomh and H. S. Isham. The smnllest contribution wns flvo cents for live tags; tho largest S:,500, MINISTERS IN SESSION. Tt'lnoowkl Association nf Congregn. tlomilUts nincnna Pnprr. A meeting of the Wlnooskl Assocla tlon of Congregational Ministers was held Monday morning and nfternoon In the parlors of the College Street Church, nearly every member of the association ttlng present The meeting was called to order at eleven o'clock In tho mornlnqr by tho moderator, the Rev. It. R. Davles of Ver gennes. Prayer was offered by the Rev Sir Kent of Yv'llllston. Tho minutes o For Sale f la 14 State, Stroud mam moth llhiitrater! cttaloz of bar- mini with StaM mart mlhdr; we ravs.s. tare. ' I. A. SIKUUI cu.. VuU't Luimi turn Btkn, OM Snti ItiUla. Iim the previous meeting wero rend by tho Hov r A. Adntni of Isex Junction, nn 1 were npjiroted. The Itev Mr, Kent was Invited to sit as n corresjiondlng member ns wero also the Hev. It. J. Ilarton of Cnmhrldnc and the Itev. Jonlnh Poeton of Ifiisburgh. who were present at tho afternoon session. The first paper was rend by the Itev. 1!vntt Tliomtm on "The Value of the Study of Comparative lie llglon." This reading was followed by a discussion and comments by members of the association. The meeting adjourned nt 12:3. o'clock to dine at the Van Ness House, nnd met again at two o'clock. A paper was then read by the Itev. H. H. Harnuin of Jeri cho Center, It being a review of New man Hniythc's book. "The Passing of Protestantism, the Ccmlng Catholicism." This paper was followed by extended comments by the members present. Tho meeting then adjourned. A SUDDBN DEATH. Kilnnril l.ochuood Snffrreil l'"ntn! Stroke of I'nrnljsld Tnpsdnj". Hdward l.nckwood of at Mnplo street died suddenly Tuesday morning nt seven o'clock nt the corner of College and St. Paul streets from a stroke of par alysis. II bad bfen the custom nf Mr. I.oek- wood for some time to ovorlook the store of J. It. fc J. H. lockwood, In the ab sence of tho firm. Tuesday morning as l,oth members of the firm were In New York, attending the exhibition of car riages there, Mr I,ockwood arose early nnd was on Ills wny to the om.ee when he suffered the stroke lleforo nld could reach him he had expired. The body was taken to a neqr-h) store and afterwards removed to the undertaking rooms of J. A. Corbln. Mr. I.ovkwnod suffered a similar stroke 1.1 years ago, one year after his arrival In lturllngton. Since that time, however, he had been In the beM of health nnd he left his homo Tuesday apparently well. Mr. l.oekwood. who was 73 years of age, was born In Madrid, N. V., where he was engaged In the hardware busi ness for over 30 yeirs. He came to this city H .veers ago and while not In the firm of his son and nejihew, J. H. .t J. H. Lockwood, had always taken an active Interest In its manngement. He Is sur vived by a vlfe anil, besides Ills son. ono daughter. Mrs. Webster Chandler of Og denshurg. N". V., from which place he returned last Saturday, after a lslt of three weeks. A prayer service was held from his late residence at 231 M.ijile street, yes- yesterday at three o'clock. The funeral will to held from his old homo In Ma drid. FALL TRADE. rtrndstreet'n Finds Tlint It Is Opening Sloly In lirrrn Mountain Stale. P.eports to Hrndtreet's for the week In summarizing for the month of Septem ber show fall trade opening slowly. Stocks nro not as large as n year ago and huvlng for future is conservative. Weather conditions have not been favor able but as cooler weather obtains It U anticipated fall business will Increase. Ability of buying public In country sec tions Is nld to be fully as good as gen eral, while In manufacturing communi ties a r.ntlcffthl falling off is noted. As has been previously commented upon, yield In crops has been good except po tatoes. While crops of tho latter havo been small, prices received are larger than a yenr ago. Apple crop Is very sat isfactory, although early apples ripened quickly, resulting in more of that fruit used for elder and by preserving com panies. Prices paid for cldr apples are 2f. to !7i per cent less than a year ago. More iictlvlty is noticed In sale of apples for thin purpose than there hns been for some time, and there Is npjirent an In creased demand for Vermont cider vine gar. Iteports from manufacturing Inter c.'ts In tho State show generally a small percentage of an lucrenso in number of men employed but manufacturers are working mainly on Immediate orders and with but few exceptions do not jdan to manufacture for future until markets are more settled. Reports from slate rooting manufacturers Miow that month's busi ness was heavy. Sale of "mill stock" has been light, this being a natural result of smaller amount of building woik. Ma chine business continues dull nnd but llttlo new business Is being lecelved at woolen mills and In those communities general retail trade hns been affected. Collections arc rejiortcd uneven; In some linos returns have come in fairly well but much complaint has been received and perleuced in meeting collections wltn any degreo of promjitness, Home eapl tal lias been Interested In new business. Tho month's returns show nine coi por tions chartered, with nggregate capitali zation of IISO.OOO ns compared with the month of August, which showed live new corporations capitalized for $70, IV), while September of year, ago showed six with $241, OOu capital. More fires occun-rd dur ing the jiast month than In AuguM and tho amount of damage was nearlv six times as great as during September of last year Forest fires also did a great deal of damage, not only to standing timber but to second growth lert ons The following figures are given by way of comparison showing thn number m fires nnd approximate damage to mer cantile interests during the months men tioned' September, l'.m, nlno fires, dam age. $71, W); August, IMS. six fires, dam age. 591.000, September, 1907, six fires, damage, ?12,("A Mercantile failures fu September, 15'JS, Five bankruptcies with total liabilities nnu asset,- J5.PS3.12, The month jirevious snowed two bankruptcies and ono assignment September, 1907, gave three bankruptcies total liabilities $36,,9r..3t nnu nssets 7,0-'3.45 AOVKUTISKD LKTTKIIS. Mst of unclaimed letters remaining In the Ilurllngton poctofneo for tho week ending October C, lfiOS: WOMKN'B M8T. Miss Mae Rabcock, L. Adella Ilrownell, Mrs. G. A. Cardoll, Mrs. Clain Collins, Ida M. Kiistmnn. Vltallue Fortler. MH.i IS. It. Hewitt, Mrs. 11. James, Miss Edlt'l Kendall CI), Mrs. Kute Huntley Ketch- um, Diana Iunanit, ."nrs. i. iouis, Mrs, Mao Mcl.cn y, IJdlth Metcatf, Mrs. A. H. Meierve, Mrs. John Morse, Mrs, Julia Parker, Ida Pouauette, Miss C A. Thompson, Mrs. J, W. Williams, MEN'S MBT. Amerlcnn Detectlvo association, Hnrry E. Erie (2), F. A. Ilarber, Fred O. lllgo low, A. T. Carpenter, C. II, Duifee, H, II. Eldred, J. A. Farroll, W. M. Orlswold, Peter Hanten, A. M. Horton, C. S. Howe, I'. W. Jones, Henry K. Krntz, J. T. MacNaught. A. 8. Mesorve, Frank Mongol ux, Joseph Raymond, Lewis C. Robbing, C. 13. Rogers & Bons, George W. Shannon, Frank Slsrworth, W. F. Smith, Crosby Thompson, F. H. Whit tle, W. H. Wilkinson. W1NOOSKI LIST. Leo Collins, Rev. J. D. Dlone, Delia Pesmarale, Mrs. Peter Delsney, Alfred l.nvully, Frank Moore, K, H, Perkins, Paul Rildler, Wllllo Thlbodcnu, James Taylor, John Welch, Waltor Yeaman. GAY GOTHAM'S GOSSIP Thirty-Five Hundred Trains Day in the Metropolis. Xtmnlrd Will by Nr Mny Kntr New York nierr Twenly.four Hours Milt llectiilrc n 400 Mlle I.otiK Strlnsr of 38,000 Cars. Tly the first of next May morn than 3,r,eo tialns will enter New York dnlly, nnd the IS.ono cars of which they will be compored would If jilaced In a slnglo train reach a length nf nearly four hun dred miles. These figure Indicate the tremendous jiosslbllllles of the new ern, of transportation In this city, generally referred to ns thn "tunnel era." On'o thotirand trains will enter tho city un der the Hudson river every day nnd something like twice this number by various other subways nnd tubes. Kv eiy thirty seconds wdll mnrk the arriv al of a train nnd passengers ran ho poureil into inn my ni mo rain ui w.wj an hour or a million nnd a half a day. Of course all this will necessitate thn most remarkable terminals ever con ceived, and ns a result the city will havo tremendous clearing houses. Tho Inter communication of vnrlous systems and Ilia possibility of going almost anywhere without reaching tho surfneo of tho ground will make possible a wonderfully complicated sorting system for trains nnd passengers. Just how many hun dreds of millions the final completion of all these jdnns will call for can only ho guessed. Hut It Is known that the cost will he gTcater than that of the Pana ma emnl engineers think that by the year 1M0 the whole thing should he finished nnd predict that by that time ferryboats will have entirely disappeared from rivers nnd surface cars from the city streets. Hut long before then It will be possible to ride from California to Montnuk point without onco changing cars. The planning and discussion of his big game hunt In Africa which was Presi dent Itootevelt's chief enjoyment during a great part of the summer has been sidetracked temporarily on nccount of his keen Interest In the political enm jialmi. His son Kermlt however Is de voting himself stendlly nnd systematic ally to preparations for the trip which he Is to take with his fnther. As was announced recently, Kermlt Is to be tho official photographer of the expedition. To obtain successful photographs of wild animals and birds Is more difficult In some respects than to shoot them nnd young Kermlt Is undergoing a thorough course of Instruction In this subject nt the hands of Frank M. Chapman, assist ant curntor of the American Museum of Natural History, In this city. Mr. Chap man probably Is tho most successful camera hunter of wild birds nnd beasts In this country nnd he will Impart all the tricks of this difficult art to the Presl dent's son during the coming winter. Most of the practice work will be In securing photographs of birds which re quires an careful jirocedure ns to secure a "look pleasant" likeness of nn ele phnnt or tiger, even thoimh It may not be so dangerous. The Ptesldent selected Mr. Chnpman as his son's Instructor In the Held of photography as a result of seeing the collection of over two hun dred successful phntogrnphs, many of them very remarkable, which ore to ap pear In the scientist's forthcoming book, "Camps and Cruises of nn Ornithologist" which has been nnnounced by Aiple ton's. A collection of the photogrnphs secured on the President's trip probably will become ono of the exhibits In tho Museum of Natural History. The statements repeatedly made nnd gcncrnlly believed that crime Is Increas ing In New York from year to year has no foundation In fnct according to Mr. Mnyuard Shipley a statistician who hns been collecting Information on this sub ject for revernl years. While the number of arrests lisvn Increased It Is shown that this Is chiefly to the Incroase In the number of ordinances relating to street traffic and similar subjects and to strlct ed enforcement of these regulations. Vi olations of these arising often from Ig norance or carelessness, are not to bo Lamp Art ;;Lamp Utility I Never in the history of lamp making have art and science been so cleverly combined as at the pres ent time. H The Dractical considerations have not been sacrificed in striving for the ideal yet we have lamps tn forms and colors that are truly irtistic and, within the lines of con servatism as to cost, fl Perfect combustion renders them odorless eliminating the only objec tion to kerosene as a lighting agent. CJ Our display for the coming win ter season is the the largest wc have ever shown and by far the best. , a Come in and we'll tell you afl out them. Nlcklo Lamp, center draft H.ift Decorated Lamp, with globe .... J.tw Cathedral Glass with MIlon Shade 5.00 Others Including Gas and Electric Portables up to ya.l.oo each. China Hall Co. Masonic Teapls BURLINGTON ThB SB- taken ns evidence of Increasing crlmlnnl Ity. Mr. Hhlptcy founds his conclusions on what he regards as typical crimes uch na highway robberr. Un shows that the averngo number of nrrests for this crime have decreased steadily In New York for the past nine years while In many other cities whtcfh he names i they have Increased with great Tapld Ity. In crimes of violence, such ns murder nnd assault, there hns been nn tnorense which the Invcstlgntor attrib utes to thn great Increase of Immigration from southern Kuroje. Mr, Shipley hns complted n list of cities In which murder Is most frequent jdaclng the city 0f Mexico nt tho top. In tho United Htntes, he asserts, tho distinction of having tho largest number of homicides In proportion to population must bo divided between Lexington, Ky and Kansas City, Knn. There Is n promts of a rovtvnt nf what tho rtowery longingly refers to as "the good old days" when that fnmous thoroughfare was accurately described 1 n popular song ns a "blaze of lights," At any rate two historic Howery places which have been In ecllpso for tho past few years have Just been reojiened. Ono of these Is the quarters where Thcodoro Roosevelt, William Travora Jeromo nnd countless other well known New York ers have regaled themselves with mid night meals. It was In Lyon's that many of the terms of waiters' Jargon origina ted such as tho description of poached eggs on toast ns "Adam nnd live on a raft." No waiter In this Fast Side Del monlco's ever by any chance called things by their proper names 111 giving his orders. The original jiroprletor re tired four or five years ago ami his suc cessors failed to make the business a success. A few days aso 'Mike" as tho Howery knows him, reappeared on tho scene nnd nnnounred thnt his place was open for business again, thnt ho had thrown away the key and that It never would be closed until his death. The other sightseeing jilace that bus been restored Is Steve Urodte's saloon, which passed Into eclipse after the bridge jumper's death, but which Is again I he Mecca of rubberneck wagons and their passengers. Although the open season for files Is almost at an end, It Is announced that the campaign against this household jiest which hns been waged by the Merchants' Association of this city un der the direction of Kdward Hatch, Jr.. Is not to be discontinued. The scientist employed by the association Is now sum marizing the results of his observations during the summer These show thnt the height of the fly season was reached I-. July and that the jierlods when tho greatest number of deaths from dlnr rhoeil diseases occurred corresponded closely with the times when the largest number of files were captured nt the fly catching station maintained by the association, a pretty good Indlcntlon that tho fltos were responsible for most of the trouble. Incidentally the examination of eighteen specimens of what are de scribed as "swill-barrel files" disclosed the fnct that they carried the tidy ,num her of llMCO.OOO bacteria, or over 6,nnn,O00 to each fly. COST OF AN ELECTION. Clly 'Will I'nj- S1.". for the l.nst Free rren's Meetlnc It's great to vote, but It costs money. The last city election for State and county officers nnd city representative cost the city $'d5.M, the --count of the different bills relative to election day being made out yesterday. An Itemized nccount follows; Hlectlon officials, $131; ndvertlslng. WI.SJ; chairs nnd tables, $0; cloth for booths, $1.C0; printing check list, $146.!i, jiosting lists, 52.20; erecting voting booths, J.M.S0; rent for voting places, $23: marking ballot boxes, $9; carting ballot boxes, $12.r,0; total, fi'in.M. CANADA TO-DAY. Those living close to the border, nnd particularly , those witnin waicning ins- tance of the sjieedy jirogress being made In the canndlan Northwest probably ap- predate more than others In this land the fnct thnt Canada Is rapidly becom- Ing a nation of tho first rank. Yet it Is doubtful If even those close to the bound- nry lino realize ruuy inn remnrKauie trldos the Dominion Is tnklng, and how rnpldly It Is bursting the swnddllng clothes of lnfnncy nnd growing Into full fledged maturity. This is not nn occasion for Jealousy on the part of the t'nlted State", fnr It ought to be fo that Canada will prosper with this country nnd this ourrtry with Cana da. Thore Is not tho least occasion for rivalry, except rivalry of a friendly na ture; but, on the other hand, there Is every reason why the two neighbor na tions, speaking the same tongue, holding many of the sam Ideals and cherishing rome of the same memories, should pro gress hand In hand In mutual helpful ness. It should be a source of satisfaction to the people of tills country, therefore, to know that Canada Is growing In wealth and population, She hns shared the pros perlty that so abounded In the Fnlted States a year ago, and she has shared In the depression that c.ime as a reaction from our overdoing. Canada has an area of 3,Tt!,574 square miles, a llttlo more than thnt of tho T'nlted States proper, with a second set of the twelve, southern States added. Her jopulatlon Is rt.tWi.onn, about the same ns thnt of the six New Fnsland Stntes. Her percentage of gain In population Is large, and It Is Increasing as tlint nf this country was when the first strong tldo of Immigration began tn set this way, Canndn's slic principal cities, with their population as given ny tho census of 1903, are ns follows! Montreal, 2?T,730. nlKiut equaling Newark, N J-! Toronto, MS.Ot), nhout equnlllng Iiulnvllle, Ky.; Quebec, C3,S40, nbout equalling Evansvllle, Ind.S Hamilton, 55.MI. about equalling Wilkes bnrre, Pa.; Winnipeg. 12.340. about equal). Ing Akron. Ohio. These cities hnvo all grown since tho census, jnirtlcnlnrly Winnipeg. For the nine mont' s ended March 3), 11W. Canndlan Imports reached a total of fX9.7B'l.C'07, of which ftie Hnlted States sold her about JlTil.i'O.O"". For thn same period her exports were I3)T.,J77,1B7, of which tfS,000,noo conic to the T'nlted States Her four main Items of expoit were Wood nnd woeden manufacturers, JM, 097,317: cheese, W.filU: wheat, K0. 357,fi:9, cattle anil live stock, J10,PS2,M0. Duluth Evening Herald. I.OVK'S LAWS. Be sure you're right then lose your head, A ring on the hand Is worth two nt th door. A fool and his money are soon married A little debutante It a dangerous thing. Proposals make cowards of u ftu. There's no fool Ilk" a bold fool. The longet way round Is the Bweet est way home. One good kiss deserves another. "Tli love that makes the man come 'round. Kisses speak louder than words. Ho loves best wlif lue lasts. Peoplew ho live ln glass houses ehouldn't hold hands. VERMONT NOTES Thu chestnut crop In Pownal Is tho lament In 10 yeats, The last report at tho Soldiers' Home, IlonnliiRton, showed hi votcrani present or absent, 14 being out on furlough. C. W. Powell has beon appointed town clerk of Frniiklln In jilnce of W. C. Ruble, resigned. A Ht. Johtisbuiy photographer originated a Houvctitr post card which had a sale of over 31,000 tho Jnst year. Ht. Michael's ljplscopnl Church of Ilrattleboro celebrated Its COth anniver sary yesterdny. Twelve deaths occurred In Huttnnd the past month ns compared with 23 In August. Three cases of typhoid fever nnd olio of whoojilng cough wero reported. Secretary of Htatn Fleetwood says the number of automobiles now llcensod In Vermont Is l.KSB and that tho number will jirobably exceed 2,000 before the end of October. Tho legislature will bn nsked for nn appropriation for dredging the chnnncl nt the foot of Iiike Homoseen. The creen Is a commercial waterway which Is con stantly growing In Importance. Rtto May Harrelt, the 14 months old adopted child of Frank Scrlbncr of Calais, tipped a pot of boiling tea on her hend last week and was so badly burned thnt she lived only n short time. A JlO.OOO-bulldlng la roon to be erected In I.nnenburgh to be known ns tho Hit ter memorlnl public library. Tho donor Is Miss Cntherlno H. Wntson of Iloston, nnd tho llhrnry will bo built under Iter supervision. Senator-elect Krnest W. Olsboti of Hrnttleboro Is a candidate for president tro tern nf tho upper house. He has pledged himself to Introduce a bill for n irlmary election law and to work for Its pflssange oven If he stands nlono. Miss Theodora Aumnn of I.ieoht, Neb., who hns been field seetetnry of tho Ver mont Woman's Home Missionary society for four years, will be married to Earl It. Sheldon of Rupert nt her home In Lincoln October 14. The hi reservoir nt Chittenden Is being cleared of logs and stumps by the Rutland Power company. The company expects to get considerable salvage from tho logs, the extremely low water mnklng It easy to get them out. Seventy-three pigeons from the Killing ton lofts In Rutland were exhibited at the Dog Valley fair at Northfleld. Ten uf the most valuable birds were miss ing, It Is claimed, when tho cages wore returned which may result In a iuw suit. To put Swnnton's new water system in perfect condition may cost that town ii n extra $10,m)n, it is rernirted that tho pipes will have to be extended Into FJr fleld pond further nnd also lowered at feveral jolnts nlong the line to nvold syphontng which now has to be resorted to nt times. W. J. Colvllle of Hoston, who was at Queen City Park, Burlington, two weeks the past summer, hns been engaged ns the principal speaker for the annual con vention of tho State Bplrltuallst con vention, to be held In Montpeller January 1.'., 11 and 17 next. A hultablo hall will be provided. The fall session of the Montpeller Dis trict Preacher's association will bo held nt Rochester October 19 and 20. Most of the Methodist jireachers between Mont peller and Massachusetts are expected to attend, Tho program will have for Its chief feature thn cxegetleal study of "The Hplstlo to James," which will be curried out In full. , , . In tho last two vears 1.G00 manlo treeH .. .. hven sl ou, . th Mormon , (.Mnl0 ln fillaron whch col,tains tho , Jjsep!l smilh memorial cottage. During I A.,vlt,t ov,,r litH) itors registered at u,(, C)lt!ige. In spite of the fact that rain not fnll th(.T(. for i: (lnys sprInKi) wpro . fumu, whMx kp;tl Ule UIy IK)m, anJ lli,rUi,ery In fine shape. Tho annual meeting of the grand lodge of Good Templars wl'.l be held ln Knights of Pythias hnll, Montpeller, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 13, II and 15. The local arrangements are In charge of a committee of which 11. A, Sumner Is chairman. About CO delegates nro expected and nt the public exercises addresses will be given by men of Stute reputation. Twenty-sven commitments veru mndo to the Hou'ie of Correction In Reptomber compared with 19 during August. Those to the Rutland county Jail numbered 3.1 ln September nnd $M In August. The House of Correction commitments Inst month wero for the following offenses: Hreach of the jieace, 7: selling Intoxicating liquor contrary to law, ."; petit larceny, 7: enter ing nn orchard nnd stealing fruit, 2; larceny, 2; furnishing liquor contrary to lnw, 1; evading railroad fare, 1; beating a horse, 1: assault, 1. The following program for the 31th annual meeting of the sun Ivors of the 1st regiment, Vermont cm airy, which Is to be held in St .Albnns October 22, has been nnnounced by the executive committee composed of C. H. Cotn, H, C. Allen nnd M ,M. Rice. At 3:00 p. m., bust ness meeting ln city hall; C:0n, supper fervod by the members of A. R. Hurlhut Woman's Relief Corps, No. 31: 7:30, ad dress, ox-Gov. C. J. Hell of Walden. A jiubllc camp fire will follow conducted by Frank L. Greene. The Arlon male quartette will furnish music. The title of Edward Moote of Windsor to being the champion wood chopper Is challenged by the feat of Julius Raymore who 27 yenrs Hgo felled, cut, split and jilted cords of hard wood 111 Mx days. Mr. Moote cut flvu cords of soft wood In ono day. Mr. Rnymore's feat Is vouched for by Lloyd Johnson und Horace lJuuhnm of Uethel, both reputa ble men. It 1h allowed that Mrs. Ray moio assisted her huabnnd In piling the wood but the piling could have beon done In a fow hours and this does not detract much from his record, A successful two-dny convention was held at Harton last week by the Orleans County Sunday School association. The net gain In the homo department mem bership during tho yenr was 7S per cent According to the secretary's report the largest school In tho countv, In average attendance, was that of tho Congrega tional Church at Newport, while the sec ond wns the Methodist school nt Rarton landing. The officers elected were: Presi dent, thn Rev. S. T Achenbach, Greens boro, vlco-preid-ent, the Rev. E. E. Wells, Irasburgh: secretary, MM. E. S. Kclley, Brownlngton; treasurer. J. R. Alkon. Newport; member State executive committee, D, M. Camp, Newport. The annual fern-plcklng season Is on In the mountain towns In the southern half of Ilennlngton county, nnd although tho buyer have this year cut the prlw from tl to 75 cents per hundrod bundles, there a i) small girls nnd boy In Woodford and Btumford who nro dnlly earning from BMHMM IKMMIHMII MMM MUM 1HMIV i GOOD ROADS f MflXMMM MMMKMHHMMMHHMMMM r The average cost of carrying is eight-tentha of a mill, and by rail seven and six-tenths mills. The average cost of carrying a ton of goods a mile on firat-class roads is said to be seven cents, and on common country roads twenty-fivo cents. The latest roport (made by tho Department of Agriculture for 1004) shows 2,151,570 miles of public roads in the United States, of which 7.14 per cent, were improved. In old, populous and rich States, such as New York, Pennsylvania, niinois, Michi gan, improvements were reported on less than ten per cent, of the public roads. Almost every pound of freight originating upon or destined to a farm moves over a country road; most of it over a "com mon" country road, at a cost some three times as high as it would be if the road were first-class. Sometimes the goods actual ly pay a heavier toll for a few miles' carriage between railroad station and farm than for all the remainder of the journey. The railroads themselves spend millions to clip off ono or two per cent, from operating expenses, here and there; and, if farmers were presented with a feasible scheme for reducing their railroad freights even one-quarter, they would feel that there, indeed, was a burning issue. Road improvement receives much more attention than for merly, but much less than It deserves. AUTO IMPORTANT FACTOR ' IN DESTROYING OUR ROADS (Washington Correspondence of the Al bany Journal.) "The ntitomoblle Is perhaps the most potent factor which operates to produce dust and destroy roads," says Provost Hubbard, assistant chemist tn the nf flee of public rosds of the department of ngrlcnlture, In n report Just made. LIFTING F.FFKCT OF TIRES. "When moving nt a high rate of speed its broad rubber tires exert a pulling or lifting effect upon all loosn mnterlal, nnd a cloud of dust Is sucked up nnd carried along. Thn slightest current of air then carrlei It over the surrounding coun try. Tho enormous Increnso In thn Inst few years of fast motor traffic, along jiubllc highways has aroused ifenernl In terest In tho nubject of dust prevention. A T'TOS NOT AIX5NK TO I) LAME. "Tho coincidence of the appearance of the automohllo with the nroused Inter est In tho dust nuisance, .ins led to the Impression thnt the rormor Is tho sole canso of the trouble. Jt will be remem bered, however, that tho dust nuisance on n somewhat smaller scale, existed long before the coming of tho motor car. If the automobile has resulted In an t2 to 13. The ferns are tied In bundles of Zl, packed In crates nnd shipped to sev eral points In Massachusetts, where thoy are placed In cold storage and retailed Curing the winter to florists at I2.5U a thousand. Experience has taught the flower dealers that a box of blossoms, no matter how choice the varieties, alwaya runs a chance of proving unsatisfactory as In n box by themselves the flowers look cold nnd artificial, nnd It Is to re move this effect, that tho ferns are uaed. Joseph LeRlanc, aged 2S years, a quar ryman, was probably Instantly killed at the home of Mrs. Agnes IeClerc, West Rutland, while sitting In a chair, clean ing his hunting rtfie. The bullet, n .32 caliber one, jiassed entirely through the body, entering the breast Just below tho heart and going through the back of t' e chair. The man was alone tn the house, where he was a boarder, when the acci dent occurred. lycHlaiic, who was a French Cnuudlan, came to this country about three years ago. He hnd been em jiloyed by the Vermont Marble company principally at Proctor He spent last winter In California, but had boarded with Mrs. LeCiero since tiprlng- It Is un derstood that his parents live at St. Flop-', Can., with his three brothers and three bisters. The man had been hunting In tho vicinity of West RutUnd for sev eral days. Ho was of good character. Tin: pownn of pfhlic oimmo.v. The case of Senator Foraker has driven home anew a very Impressive truth. Aroused public oplonlon Is the most powerful forco In this country- T'nder It the most lofty reputation crumples up ! like dry paper on a bed of conls. Reside It, the favor of the greatest prlvnte In terest In the world Is like a toy boat In nn ocean Btorm. The exposed senator's fall wns ns sud den as It was complete. From tho mom ent It became known that he hnd failed to repudiate the damaging letters his public career was over. Swifter ruin rarely ever overtook a man. He drop ped like a stone. The most hidebound re publican newspapers threw htm over on the Instant. The kindness of his friends expressed Itself In silence. So far as this newspnper Is aware, no single person has raised a voice In his defence except John I). Archbold In recent years the American peoplo i Argentina, which, with protection re have had their minds directed ngaln nnd moved, could pour vast quantltlee of ngnln to nlleged corruption of their law- I grain into the United States, thus put- mnklng bodies by vested wealth. There Is no subject on which they aro so acutely nnd so rightly sensitive. The leg ldator who Is even suspected of betraying them Is a doomed man, For there Is no man, or clique, or mnchlne so powerfully Intrenched that he or they can for ono moment withstand the stirred resentment of the people. VERMONT HOMEOPATHS. ' Sruil-Annual Meeting of Slnte Society to lie Hrlrt H,rr Friday. The Kith semi-annual meeting nf tho Vermont Homeopathic Medical society will be held In tho jjnrlors of the Van Nesa House Fridny nfternoon accord ing to the following program: Practical Suggestions Relative to ths General Practitioner's Work, O. O. Hull, M D. Discussion, H. Ii. Denmiin, M. D, Fncts nnd Querlen nbout Tuberculosis, A. F. Moore, M. D. Discussion, T. R. Waugh. M. D. Treatment of Vomiting of PrrRiinnoy, D. C. Noble, M D. Discussion, E, E. Whlttaker, M. D. Samuel Hahnemann nnd Homoeopathy, F. E. Pteele. M. D. Discussion, W. 13. Mayo, M. D, Habitual Constipation, W, O. Hutchinson. M. D. Dlacusslon, E. B. Whlttaker, M. D. Abortion. E. R. Cllft. M D, Dlacusslon, Sam Spnrhawk. M. D In the evening there will be a banquet with an addreas on "The Scientific Rasls of Homeopathy," by Royal S. Cope. Innd, M. D., of New York. Doan'a Regulats cure constipation, tone the stomach, stimulate the liver, iironintn rilircBtinn nn,i unnetltd and easy pnssages of the bowels. Ask US' our druggist for them. t centa a ton of rroods a mile by lake awakened Interest In this problem It will have served a vnlunhlo purpose, but besides that It has undoubtedly ex erted a beneficial Influence In arousing the public at largo to the knowledge that good roads are necessary. OHVIATING TUB TROURLF,. "The value of the salt solution com monly used for laying dust lies ln th hygroscopic character of the dissolve, salt, which, having considerable affin ity for water, keeps the road surfneo In a moist condition long after a surface treated with water alone would have be come dry through evaporatlon.The light oils and tars, as well ns the oil and tar emulsions, nro dependent for their i fleet upon the retention by the surface of a comparatively small amount of true binding base nfter the volatile prodtirtg have evnpornted. 'When the binding power is destroyed It Is necessary to apply moro material, and, If the base Is an exceptionally good one, 'he ac cumulated products finally hHrden th road surface and vrevent wear. The heavy oils and tars differ from the lighter product In the fnct that they contain a much greater amount of bind ing liase. The results ere therefore of a more lasting character from a Jingle np pllcatlon, and are productive of a bet ter wearing surface, thus lessening to . considerable extent the formation of dust. 'A QUESTION OF BUSINESS." Why the Former's Duslnrsa Like I Hvrry Other Iluslneam, Calls for the niectlon of Tart and .Sherman. "It Is a question of business," said Mr. Taft to the Nebraska farmers. In point ing out why they should vote for repub lican candidates and policies In tho com ing election. It certainly la a very seri ous question of business, not only for the farmers, but for the wage-earner, the manufacturer, tho merchant, for every one who has anything to buy or sell, ln the form of labor or of any product of labor, whether tho republican principle of protecting American labor nnd Its products shall be maintained, or Ameri can Industry shall be handed over to Hryan and his free trade associates, to bo stripped of protection, and cxposod defenceless to nuropenn and other for eign competition. Any Amerlcnn farmer who doubts that It Is n question of business can settlo his doubts by visiting the locality whero Red River of the North crosses the Canadian boundary line. Pembina In Jllnnesota and Emerson In the Canadian provlnre of Manitoba ore on that line, In the midst of a great wheat-raising region. Tho two villages named lie side by side. They aro equally distant from Liverpool. According to tho Hryan theory that the American farmer needs no pro tection, the price of wheat ought to b the snme In both villages, nut, accord ing to Representative McCleary of Min nesota. It Is not, The wheat of tho far mer who markets at Pembina 4way brings more, often as much us 15 or 20 cents n bushel moro, than that of th man who markets nt Emerson. The reason thnt the wheat of tho Amer ican farmer sold ln Pemberton brings A higher price Is that tho farmer on thli side of the lino has the great and popu lous home market of tho United States at his door with more than eighty mil lions of consumers. Tho Canadian farmer has no such homo market and mubt dis pose of his wheat abroad. The American home market was created and la main tained by the republican jxjllcy of pro tecting American Industries, and also of protecting the American farmer from the growing competition of Canada ana tlng a stop to tho prosperity of our Amerlcnn farmers, and reducing them to n hand-to-hand existence. Plainly, as Mr. Taft says, It la "a quea- tlon of business" for the farmers of the west and of every acctlon of the Union tllllt tilcre B,an not be a revision of the tnrlfT by the enemies of protection, but I that the work of revision ahall be In trusted to a republican congreai and ad ministration with Taft and Sherman ea ...al.lnnl ntl.l V'lM.firflflMltlt CI f til United States. HE WANTED DATA. She There seems to bo a doubt whether , kissing Is proper or not. Ho Lot's put our heads together and consider. Hoston Trnnecrlpt. PACIFIC COAST $54.45 From Burlington, Aug. 31st to Oct. 30th Tla CANADIAN PACIFIC RY Tbroush Tonrlat Car Serrice. Stop-overs allowed In Canadian , Northwest, giving an opportunity to Inspect tho tmmenso wheat field. Write for full details, giving pro posed destination. p. n. rimnv. nut. ra. Art. Can. rap. R'r. Sea WaahlBBTtoa It., Boitoa.