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THE liUKLTNOTON FHEE MIES8 AND TIMES: TlIUKSDAY,OCl'OBEK 28, 1D09.
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HATE IN CANADA. DAILY M.0O n year In advance. WGKKIiY, . . (12.00 n yenr In nilrancr. prtBE PHESS ASSOCIATION. Publishers, Ifiirllnntmii Vt. BUHMNGTON, THURSDAY, OCT. ZS. WANTED. When you want anything, advertise In tho new special column of this paper. Some bargains are offered them this week which it will pay you to read about. Seo page two. This paper has more than 2.,0n0 readers every weclc and one cent a word will reach them nil. It Is stated that the high price of butter lias mcde It possible for the manufactur ers of eleomarea-rlne to pay the tax of ten cents r. pound for their product, c!orcd to "malto a sound like butter," and at the sams tlir.i. make money by substitut ing spurious butter for the senulr.e dairy produce. Chairman Parsons of the .Vcr York county committer warns anti-Tnmtnnny tnen not to waste their votes on Hearst, end predicts the election of Hnnnard, the republican-fusion candidate, by a voto of 0,000. Hearst claims be Is sure of an election to the mayoralty and in support of the probability of his assertion he points to the large vole he received when lie ran before. In the meantime Judge Gaynor feels sure of a victory at the polls nnd In support of his claim his champions cite the fact that Tammany has n wny of winning whatever it goes after. 1,'ndcr the circumstances outsiders mny as well wait until the votes are counted before growing excited over the situation. 1 AMENDING THI3 CONSTITUTION" Our neighbors of the Empire Slate have no decennial tlmelock on their constitution, ns has Vermont, which will prevent the amending of tho fun damcntal Inw oftener than once In ten years. As a matter of fact In New o one a ntiinlier or amendment are ubmlted by the Legislature to the people almost e i-ry year. In the coming November election four amendments to t lie New York State constitution are to be votei upon, In addition to the question of authorizing tho issue of bonds to th" amount of $i, 000,000 for the extension er tno parse canui system to ( ayuga and Benera lakes. Tho first amendment, propositi hv Senator Davis, if carried, will allow nn Increase In the salary of up-State Justices of the supreme court from the present $7,200 per annum to J10.000. Tho second amendment, proposed by Senator Hill of Murrain, a native of Grand . Isle county, empowers the Legislature to pay a higher rate of Interest on State detjt., when such ac tion Is necessary to pciire their more ready sale. Tho third amendment, which Is also soroposed by Senator ITill, extends the $ower of the Legislature o that It Jnay define, the powers and duties of county auditors In counties which now J.avc or In the , ire may have such mi offer. Ths lust amendment is one which t1ates solely to ("".renter New York, find which, If passed, will excludo from the debt limit of the greater city all bonds Issued to rnlse funds for Im provements which yield an Income to the city or aro of a self -sustaining Mnture. Wn suspect thit too frequent tink ering with the constitution tends to Bnlnlmir.e tho Importance of such rhanges In thn fundamental law. As a matter of fact tho people of New rVorlt usually manifest only a sllirht Interest In the constitutional amend ments, an enormous number of blank ballots beln,7 cast as u rule. Vermont has ;onn to the other ex treme, however, and when It comes time, to mnko any desired changes In our Constitution, we are slow to be come aroused to lli Importance and Blirnlfljcaneri of the opportunity. Ver mont lias a commission nppolnted to recommend amendments to our funda mental law for consideration by tho next Legislature, nnd If favorably re Kardod by tho following body of law makers, to bo submitted to. the people for approval. Now Is n good time to lalk a reduction In the size of the iHouse. of Representatives, or nny nth Sr reform that will necessitate a con stitutional amendment. tolK CltUSADH AGAINST .SIMHIIOIIS nilTTHft. The farmers of Vermont havo not yet fully recovered from tho effects of the drouth of Inst year, which kill cd out grass to a disastrous degree, nnd the I'.amo thing Is unquestionably trus of other dairy fitntoH. Under these circumstances wo can hardly ironder that tho price of butter Is high, nor can wo begrudgo tho dairy man this chief source of rnvenuo nt this period of tho year, Tho Water- bury llerord well says: "We dislike to see tho substitutes for lard nnd butter which nro belli,; put on tho market, und especially those which are brought Into a rural community and offered for sale. To he sure, they nre legal commodities for mercantile houses to handle, If they are properly labeled. However, tho :end to belltllo tho honorable efforts of iv farmer. Nothing Is bet ter nnd no nrtlclo 'Just ns good' as pure lard nnd cholco dairy butter. We have not reached tho point whero a substitute Is needed." If tho agricultural Interests of this country surfer, every other Interest must suffer also to a grenter or less degree. If the beef bnrons can suc ceed In their efforts to break down the barriers in the shape of oleo taxes, they will bo nhlu to force the public to pny whatever prices thny may destro to establish for all sorts of fatty matter worked Into a con glomeration and mixed with Just enough of the genuine dnlry product and colored to make It resemble but ter. Protect the (i ' ' have been protected In the past. Ver mont has lung I pion of the dairyman In the halls of Cnngrcrs, nnd It Is safe to !ny that the members of the Vermont delega tion in Congiess will do e erything In their power to live up to tho Green Mountain State's reputation In this respect. vniiMONT i.n.vns tiik unjo.v in vro.NH. We have npoken of Vermont's lead In the production of various commod ities, but In no direction Is the prem iership of the Gree.n Mountain State so marked and gratifying ns In tho production of granite, marble and other stone. The United States Geo logical Survey Is authority for the announcement that Vermont which was formerly second tu Pennsylvania as regards the stone Industry has now advanced to first place n rank which our State Is plainly destined to hold still more (Irmly In the future than In the present. A bulletin Just Issued by the I'nl leu Mains ueologlral Survey says that the stono Industry in the United States In IDAS was marked by a de crease In value of output amounting to SD.r.rC.liOG, which Is more than seven per cent, less than tho valtiu In 1007. This decrease was distributed among many States and was confined to no particular section. Tho four ranking States were Vermont, Penn sylvania, New York and Ohio, In the order named, Vermont having in 1P0S displaced Pennsylvania as the lead ing producer. The stone quart led in the United States may be classified under the headings granite, trap mek, sandstone, limestone nnd marble. The term sandstone- Includes the rock known com mercially as bluestonc. The statistics for limestone do not include the value of stone burned into lime, except that of some stone qunirled and used by manufacturing plants, nor the value of stone used In making Puit land cement. All of these kinds of stone except granite showed n de crease In valuo of output In 1fms. The values of the different kinds or .stono produced in the United States In 190S were ns follows: Granite. S1S,4:0,0S0; Trap rock, tl.2S2.tnfi; sandstone, $7,594,091; limestone, $27, 682,002; marble, $7,733,920. Total, $6.1,712,499. U Is gratifying to note that the production of crushed stone used for roadmaklng showed an increase both In quantity nnd in value, the value being J9.flCn.244 in 1907 nnd J10.171.SS1 in 3 BUS, showing that tho good roads movement Is far-rachlng. Tho great- r part of this crushed rock was IrnoMono, but large quantities of trap roel; and granlto are also used In roadmnkliig. CANNING INlltrSTIUJIS I'OII VI1H- MONT. We havo frequently endenvorod to emphasize tho alluring possibili ties of developing canning industrlis in Vermont, and whllo grntlfylng pro gress has been made In tills direction, the chanco of Increasing our revenue as a people from this source is so great that we have only fairly begun to Im prove our opportunities of tills kind. The Hardwlck Gazette In comment ing upon what we have already accom plished In this direction snys: "Notwithstanding thn apprehension of damages to the corn prop from early frosts, the corn runniirlm throughout thn Stnte poem to bs md good sea sons. In Urattleboro J2.1.000 will soon be paid to the farmers who raised tho crop for the Snowflako canning factory of that place. Whllo tho ncreago this yenr has been less than usual, the out put ban been about 90,000 cans, morn than last season. Already 790,000 cans representing 20 carloads of canned goods have been packed, In Windsor employment has been given to 70 hands not Including tho buskers who worked by tho piece when needed. This yonr's volume of business has amounted to nbout JOS, 000 of which the farmers receive Jlfi.OOO and the employes jr.0, 000. The llaxtor canning plant In Us sex Junction finished Its season last week after putting up 753,000 cans of corn, About 60 hands havo been em ployed Insldo tho factory and from 00 to 200 buskers hnvo had work during tho season, Tho farmers havo realized from J200 to $1,800 each for tho corn they havo raised. In Itandolph 10,000 two dozen cases have been put up nnd the canning of squashes and pumpkins Is now In progrons." This Is good so fur ns It goes, hut why are we still Importing nil kinds of canned goods from ollic.? Slates In Vast quantities? Go Into your grocery store nnd try to fl,nd Vermont products on tho shelves, If ysv., hiivo never made the experiment, yoil will he pain fully surprised over the results. Wo nro Informed that in some In stances Vermont oods are stamped with tho name of some oilier State, for somo reason; but tills would not ac count for the entire absence of the naino of Vermont from tho canned goods to bo found In most stores and markets. The market for canned oods of all kinds, ns regards fruit and vegetables, Is rnpldly growing and there would lie ready sale for our product were It multiplied by ten owing to the splen did flavor of fruit and vegetables re sulting from tho peculiar combination of soil nnd atmosphero to be found In the Green Jlountnlu state. There Is no reoson, for example, why Lamoille county, and Grand Isle county anil Uranklln county anil Addison coun ty nnd others should not have liuivu Industries like those named, or why the counties already supporting canning establishments, like Chitten den and Washington and the others n. lined, should not lie producing fruit nnd veg.'t abl i n to n much larger de gree for this purpose. Wc nic Informed that where tl" farmers In r erinln f-rltory agree to produce the required nember of aeres of corn, for example, thrr. Is no iltlll culty In seeming tho establishing of a canning factory, and the same thing must be true in other directions. If your community han no canning establishment what Is the reasnti? Have you thought of getting a num ber of fnrin-rs together nnd taking steps toward the promotion of this in dustry in your community? If not, why not try to make a good beglnr'ng now and get ready for the coming season? WHAT OUR NEIGHBORS SAY A Crop Thai Should M..nn .tlueh for Vermont. (I'lom the Ussex County Herald.) The litirllnifion Uree Press, is edltotl ollv Interested In "Vermont and Potato Development." Here's hoping Vermont's tubers will nil b big ones. Although thern are bound to be sunie Mnall pota toes, let's keep them out of the discus sion (if candidates. IN Tim VIRGIN. POltnST. (From tho Hrattlehnro Phoenix.) When the biUht, beautiful fall days come and the hillsides take on their chromatic coloilng the nomadic strains In one's' natui e assert themselves there Is n deslie to espapi tho Indoor drudgery and wander far afield, not with a too definite object or destination, but with a foiling of freedom, breathing dee; iy of the Invigorating r.lr, feasting the eyes or the gorgeous tints observable on eveiv side, to float In and be a part of the rb'h eontt ntmenl which pervades nr.tuie at till", the most entrancing season of the entile ..ear in New Kngland. It was In this -plrlt, con. led with good fellowship, that :i merry company of the male peisuaslon, ntur a two and a half mile ride north finm Hinsdale, N. II., one nil' nltig the past week, faced fie east undei a cerulean sky, walked expectantly tbimigh an open Held and plunged into a thutu t, with n,, plans for the da except to penetinte to ilie heait of a forest jiilnn -.nl, to ma'te the ljlg pines of l'ltnh the main shilne In ihe day's communion with nntuie. People In liiattlelioio ore Ini'i fdulnu when trlil about the PI!'.jt.!i f oi i st and the Immense tract of tlmbeiland only a dorcn miles from ti ls illlnte. Not one peiton In a hundred In Urattleboro has any idea of Hie extent of tins forest, which contains, accciding to government forestry expert!!, the finest nnd largest growth of pliU' trees to be found In the Lastern part of North America. Com paratively few people in Hinsdale havo evir pencil atcd to tho depths cf Hie for est, although the massive pities nre not distant more than five miles from the Main street of the thriving Ullage on the Asliuelot. It would be unsafe for a man who Is not a foi ester or an experlem el woodsman to explore the fuest without a guide, but n competent guide may be secured in Ille-idule for , leasonnbU' enn sldi riitlon, Of the 13 persons wl.o made the trip lr.to the woods recently eleven weto tesldiuits of Hinsdale, and but one of tbise nsiuo fiom the guide had ever seen the big trees. The forest Is largely in the town of Wincluster, but It extends Into the bor ders of Hinsdale, Chesterileld nnd prob nblv SwniiBoy. Twelve thousind acres In the forest nie owned by Ans'd Dick inson's sons of Apl'itelot. A largo por tion of Hie tract tins hon In tho Dickin son famliv from r0 to 7." yeaia. About 1,C"0 lines owned by the Dickinsons to day nro virgin forest. There has been no Increase by growth In the big pines In years, mid In somo cases there has naturally been a deteri oration of tho qunllty of the limber. The altitude of tho town and Statu in recent years In Increnrlng the taxes on the prop perly has mnde a largo expense account for the owners, and purely fiom a busi ness standpoint It would be only nntnn.1 for the Dickinsons lo nit off the llinber. The tract hns ben examined by a num ber of expel lenced foi esters In recent ycnr.s and tin y hove expierse.l a wish thnt It might be made perpetual pit servo, but oven In tills case It vonld un donbltedly bo advisable to cut out much of the old growth. The great age of Hie maple trees Is shown by the fact thnt tho bnrk Is old and worn, tesembllng thn rxteilor of the shng-bark walnut, while the surface of the birches Is divided by vertical scams, making the trunkc look like the ordinary hemlocks. Two clusters of Norway pines nro pointed out by thn guide. How old nre the ancient trees of tho vligin forrst? Foresters nro of tho opinion thnt the big roniferous trees pines and spruces -aro over 300 years old and somo of them were probably growing when the while man llrst landed on our shores, fiomo of tho smnll trees which nppenr to bo but little more than unilerbitish nro estimated to bo 75 yeirs old. Glowing In thn shade beneath the bp tiees the 1ltlo fellows havo been stunted and havo had no chanco to become lusty. Cutting down onn of tho small trees nnd examining Its rlngii they will bo found so tine that a microscope Is needed to count Ihesi jf surately. On tho historical sldo wo nro told that n large amount of timber was cut off between ,sf,o nnd 1S70 by the Into Capt. Ansel Dickinson, and that tho lumber from tho big trees was need In tho con struction of the paper mills nt Ilnlyoke. Pievloiis to IS (5 u large part of the Pis gah forest was owned by the Spencers of lllnsdnle, who cut off millions of feet of old growth timber, sawed It lllto lum ber In Hinsdale and floated the lumber down the Connecticut on rafts to Hnrt fotd, Some of the big trees nre found within less than two miles of Kllburn pond but the finest tract, where all the trees are largo and trim veritable forest giants cannot be reached without a walk of sev- etal miles through the woods. In nddl- , tlon to the pines there are many glgnntlc spruces, some of the handsomest chest- j nuts that ever grew In a forest, nnd orrn- sloli.'illy maples, beeches, birches and oaks nro found, but the grandeur of tho i forest Is In the pines. In passim from ' one section of virgin forest to another It j Is necessary to trnmp at times throtirh ! second growth timber, nnd on the vi two or three abandoned lumber camps which were used 20 years ngo and up wnrds urn found. Our visitors measured many tree? which showed nt the butts n circumference of 12 feet and uwnrds, nnd one levlnthnn of the forest had a wslet mcasuie lacking but a single Inch of 15 fest. These trees nro to a large extent straight, sound and clean. They rim majestically In the air upwards of loo feet and nre bare of limbs to n height of 60 to CO fet. Ill the forest seven ponds ate found, connected by a small stearin. These ponds abound hi pickerel nnd hornpout. It was n surprise to find the shores of these ponds solid granite formations. At this season the ponds nre low nnd the grnnito rocks on all sides of the water tower Into tho nlr Impressively. This i stono evidently contains a much larger percentage, of mineral matter than the granite usunlly found on tho Vermont i side of tho river. In the spring and enly ( siimme-, when the water is blah, n row-; boat iray b tired in traveling fiom one pond to nnother through the connecting channel, and a t-lp of several miles bv water enjoyed, with wooded brinks on all sides, in general contour the roimtrv is btoken nnd rugged. j For a novel and delightful day's outing ( we commend n trip to the big pines of I'lsgah. Pedometer measui ements show ed 12 miles covered on the recent trip The undei growth is not partloulni Iv bothersome and for a person tn fair phy sical condition tho trarnp Is not fatiguing. A pleasant half hour Is experienced nt luncheon, eaten In the lecess of the fir est close to a cold spring, nnd the guide consldei ately makes several stops for j rest, so that those with flaccid muscles may not become weary. The fnll Is the best time of year for the excursion, as there are no pestering files or Inserts In evidence, and the marshes which earlier in tho season are tilled with water may now be crossed without even wetting the feet. One who loves the open, and par ticularly the woods, feels richly repaid for the expenditute of physical energy by a sight of the big tries, the ponds rest ing In great saucers of granite, and tho fauna and floin which he has plenty of time to Inspect. In the eight hours In which he 's in the woods. TIM P.UH SLAUGHTF.H. (From the Hutlnnd Ilernld.) One can haidly repress a shudder on reading an Item like the following from snry roads. Konnott nnd Potter expect K'ennett and- Potter of Conway, N. H., who purchased a largo lumber tract in tills town of II. T. Brown and Lowell Adams lout a year ago, are here mak ing Hiinnpcmeiiis to clear off tho timber. They ho leased several acres on the west end of Thompson's place on which to erect n mill. IL J. Stearns has taken the contract to cut and get the logs to thu mill, and is now building the neces sary roads. Konnelt nnd Porter expect to have tho mill running by the time i now falls. The spectacle of tills enterpt Mil tirm firmly and vigorously attacking tins beautiful woodland, snipping It to Its loek-hones and soll-tlesh and th'-'ii leav ing It a howling wilderness is one tli.it mskc.'i foiestiy angels weep. Tim owneis who fold the.sf tracts arc naturally anxious to leallze on their investment; pei haps they need the funds which this timber represen's, while the purchasers nre merely cold business men who will get the most po-slhlo out of the timber and In the slim test possible time, but how it makes one lone for a higher pub lic spirit thnt c.mrerves thore trees and merely cuts nccordlng to tho rules and restrictions of the forestry! The following frori tho Ilnosbrugh Htnnd.ind shows the other side of the shield: Soon alter the State forester, A. F. Howes, went to Hiirllngton, among the first announcements to be mad, from bis oftlco -,ns an offer to visit the forest or farm land of, and give advice, relnttve to Its management, to any citizen or property owner In the Statei. Dr. William Ftnnford Stevens of St. Albans Is the (list citizen to take ad vantage or this offer. In August, und m the direction of Mr. Hnwes, a forest working plan was marie for a 9i"fl-a"''o tract owned by Dr. Stevens at Fast Fnosbiirgh. This property embraces wood, ps"ture and meadow land. The object nt which this plan Is aim ing Is to bring nil classes of land unde a definite nnd permanent system of man ngenitnt, nnd so arraneed and specific that the preseneei or time of th owner Is not necessary to Its fulfilment. This plan Is to extend over n period of ten years, namely to 1019, at which time nil wnodlnnd ulll bo Improved through reproduction cuttings or Improvement thinnings; and Ml ovcr-mnltire, a part or the mature, the dr,nl, living, suppress ed, snd less valuable specie? will be re moved. Thus the forest area will bo Im proved and so established that Its futiiie will be enhanced bv Increased reproduc tion of tho more desirable species, nnd nn Increased rate of growth resulting from the removal of unneresnrv com petition. All tho pasture land will be planted with white pine and Norway spruce. In cnnylng nut this plnn nil wood and pasture land s divided ito ten eqnnl areas, one-tenth of the woodland being thinned each fall and winter and one tenth of the pasture land planted each spring. The receipts from the thinnings, and n lumherlnir operation now in progress, will cover the cost of planting. Tims the land In placed on an Improved basis nnd n valunble Investment mnde, all funds being obtained from the rnte of timber now standing on the tract. Accompanying tills plan Is n map of the tract, upon which the areas to ho trented each year nre Indicated. The duties of the State forest cfih-e do not cenne st the completion of the writ ten plan, for each summer the trees will be marked for rutting in the fall and the contractor's wink inspected, both dur ing the ruttngVrid the spring planting. This same work will be dom for nny land owner In Vermont, the nntv expense being that necessttrry traveling nnd field expenses. Dh. Stevens has large lumber interests and Is thus thoroughly aware of tho merits and advantages of a wine and systematic forest pollcv. It Is hoped thnt other land owpers will follow the ex limplo set by by him. Similar policies nro to be placed In force on the estates of Joseph Ilattcll of Mlddlebiiry, M. .1. Hnpgood of Peru, 13. A. Darling of West Hutke, T. N. Vail of Lvndonvllte and others, while hn forest leserves of the Heading Pond Trout club, pi which A. M. Fletcher of I 'roclorscllle Is largely Interested, arc alrndv main tained and rut according to forestry conservation Is growing and Ihe news of a well-to-do lntid-ownur who pronosos to give the State his "home'' farm for pur poses of maintaining a foi est reserve Is a fresh Indication of the leaven of for estry which Is working In Vermont dough. A forest reserve, onco grown to inn turlty, can be depended on for nn annual cut which will pny ns well nnd ns con tinuously as any crop that enn he raised. Patience, fore.-t knowledge ami a willing, neni to wait for profits are all tint one needs, while the steadily increasing vnl ue of the property Is In remarkable con. trust to the worthless waste that follows such slaughter as that proposed bv the enterprising firm that has purchased these Ludlow tracts. Let us keep talking forest conservation: It Is cometlilng that lies verv close to our scenic resouiee-s. our material wenllli and the preiervntlon of our natural water-courses. FAH.M I'ltnHLF.MS. (From Ihe tJenntnglon llaimer.) About this time In tho year, or per haps urn,. lnt,.r, the Vermont far mer begins to ngure on two problems. Hew much feed und fodder he has iloicd In his barns nnd how many mouths will have to be fed during the long winter thnt will soon bo with us. If there is too llttlo feed ho disposes of some of his stock, This Is Just thn status of tho deer problem In Ver mont to-dny. The anlnmls under the rl.Tld protection of tho first tew- years after the herd wns Instituted and the short open season for the killing nt h'icks only that followed luve In ci eased In number to a point where Giev talte too much rrnm the limited territory rrnm which they gain their support. To reduce tho number or do i r In the State to a reasonable num ber through an open season Tor doe Is no more deplorable than for n farmer to send to tho butcher a half dozen epilog lambs, that he has not feed enough to carry through tho winter. SKTjLING DOW MF AT. (From tho Montpeller Argus.)' The nrtion of the Hutlnnd and Harro meat dealeis In refusing to purchase or sell the meat of does killed during the bunting season, may be effective as a protest against the law permitting tho l ining or those animals, but it will not materially. If at all, lessen tho number of due which will bo shot. Those Intent on shooting a deer will do so, no matter what action is taken by the meat dealers, and they will find a way to dispose of the meat, perhaps to tho detriment of the dealers. In such enso the latter are making a sacrifice! for a principle, for which they should be given somo credit, but If they think by such action they will be able to keep down the number of doo killed we be lieve that they are very much mistaken. If the movement Is a protest against tho law, the fact will undoubtedly be brought to the attention of tho members of the next Legislature. Of course the law will be up for discussion before that body and there Is little likelihood that it will lie continued in its present form, no matter what may be the outcome In respect to tho number of does killed next week. The Manchester Journal makes the fol lowing observation: Theie seems tn be a great deal of Incon slstencv on the part of many farmers throughout ihe Stato Inasmuch ns they nre now posting their lands to keep peo ple from shooting deer but arc contin ually bringing claims against tho State for damage done by deer. It seems to us as though if they did not wish their crops damaged by the deer they should nt leasl welcome the destruction or those ilerr In a legal manner. If a man posts bis lands he should be riehaicd from col lection damage from the State for In lury to his crops. A good many of the farmers aicue thnt they do not post their lands to prevent the killing of deer especially but to pre vent damage to their propel y. and dan ger to theiuseh es, t'i members or their families and domestic animals. The mat ter or the posting of Intnl.- against hunt n was dlscrsscd at seme length during the last session of this Legislature and at Mint time; i was predicted that the land would be posted, Jusa as has oerured, although many of the legislators affect ed to believe that it would not. NO I'PF.. (From the Urattleboro Reformer.) With romnieniTatilo loyalty the Rutland Herald stands up for Dr. Mend's gubui notorlal rondldacy. Hut we fear it over steps the bounds of actual fact when It sayi that the Satiate, ot l!n, under tho lieutenant-governor's leadership, passed bills coveilng every plank In tho repub lican platform. The liennington Uanner, whose editor was a member of tho 190S house, asks tho following ijt'cst'.ms which no likely to cause somo annoyance: When did the Senate ove- which Lieu-tenant-governor Mead pieslded pans a bill exempting fiom trustee process mines to the amount of ton dollars as premised by the platform? When did the Senatu over which Mend presided pass a bill taking the appoint ment of license commissioners out of thn hands of the Judges as called for by the platform? When did the Senate presided over by Dr Mend pass nn employers' liability bill, which wr.s one of the chief planks of the republican platform? When did the Pennto with Dr. Mead at Its bend pass a bill which would put tho publlo under tho samn llnbillty to work ing men In Its service as obtains in ths case of private employers, as demanded by the platform? When did the Senate pass a bill to make a lawful tax a debt which mny be collected whenever the evidence shall ap pear, as demanded by said plntform? When did the Senate pass a bll' tn sim plify nnd expldlte legal procedure, tn re lieve tho higher courts of trivial eases and make tho administration of Justice moro speedy and economical as was at least an Implied demand of the plat form? We havo a good deal of respect for Dr. Mencl; wo ndmhe hli sound sense and keen business Judgment. Hut we fear thnt neither he nor his friends will havo much succesH in making advantageous political capital out of his connection with so disgraceful nn episode as tho last Legislature. WHO WOl'LD HAVF, OHHSPKD. Htortled Visitor Clrnrlous! What's that? Must be an earthquake! The plas ter Is falling, too! Mild Mntor-oh, no, It's just the bovs, Two of them nro sick In bod to-day Puck. Foley's Honey Hnd Tnr clears tho air passages stops tho Irritation In tho Uuoat. soothes the Inflamed membranes, and the most ohstlnnto cough disappears. Bore and Inflamed lungH nro healed nnd strengthened, nnd tho cold Is expelled from tho system, Refuse any but h genuine In tho yellow package. J, v. O'Sulllvan, : Church Btreet. PiMCE'lTO SLAM ' BY KOREAN'S HAN Japanese Statesman in Manchuria to Meet Russian Envoy on Peace Mission. WAS G1EATEST OF THE For Two Years Was Uncrowned Ruler of Korea and Warded Off Immediate Annexation Incurred, However, Hatred of Natives Which Led to His Assassination. TnMo. Oct. K lllrn'numl Ito, a prlncenian, who during his stiv in Korea hi' ot J.i pan hut the gre.Uest commoner In ' ordered th execution n' s. ..,! pnrsr tin- l-.mpiie and for two years the tin- closely connected with the .i-.i sm cioumd niler of Koiea, who above stood between Korea and tho degrada tion of immediate nnnexnt Ion, hoping to build up that country .mew, was as sassinated by a Korean to-day Just ns he nllghteii from a special train at Har bin, Manchuria, to which place he went rrem Toklo In ids rapacity as ptesldent of the privy council on a mission of peace. Prior to his departure Frlncc Ito said to the Associated I'iess: "I am going on my own initiative with the npprnval of my Fmperot, with the hope of securing better understanding with China ami of assiirlii!.' the world that Japan's In tentiov.s In Manchuria are amicable to flilna and friendly to tho commerce of all nations. When I i eturn I hope to give positive evidence of this." rndoiiblcdly 1'rlnco Ito intended to In nnguraie und enforce a distinct pollcv in Mnnrhnrln. but the exact nature of this tnn,,, w;)0 we.e wounded. Had the as was not disclored. Marquis Katsura. the ) fnssn ,ay( ,i shooting for a moment, premier and minister of llnanic, after!,),,. f0r(.Kn consols would have been in the n'sissinatlon, paid In nn Interview: m,,ch danger as Ito was approaching The death of Irlnce to win not ohnnt,e the policies of Japan. The pacific motives of Ptince Ito will ever be main tained and the traditions left by him nlwuxs will be followed." The entire nation In mourning, the flags on the foreign embassies hnvo been placed at tin If mast, while all public nnd manv private functions have been abandoned. The Jnp.inc.se nnd foreign newsjinpers .appear with black borders. Onlv the death of th Fmperor could arouse similar demonstrations of svmpathy. Pei haps Prince Ito's death causes more universal sincerity and grief because he was Idolized by the masses ns the great counsellor of the elder statesmen, thn creator of the cabinet and the friend of the Fmperor himself. KOUKAN PKINCF. INCONSOLABLE. Tlie lmv crown prince of Korea is re ported to have been. Inconsolable when tlie news of thu as.-assltuitlon of his aged grand tutor bv Koreans was broken to him. For the last two vcars tho crown pilnce hns been a resident of Jnpnn and the frequent companion of Pi lm o Ito, who formed nn affection for him '.Nhich was warmly reclprncnti d. The fact that he was assassinated by Koreans wan especiallv shocking tn the youth, who was well Infoimcd as to Prince Ito's ,,lans "p ce.mpeieru only to n f iss nn regarding Kr.r. a. nncial and technical subjects c-icern- The ncsthumous honors have n..t yet ! Ing the status of tho Manchurtan rail been announced, but it Is certain that ', road. thev will be the hlirhest in the eift of tho ! Kmperor and thnt the funeral will equal that of a prince of the blood. A wurslllp j will hear the body to Yokohama f rom Dalren. probably arriving a week hence. The grand chamberlain will Hcenrntnnv the body, with a naval end military guard of honor. No details of the funeral havo yet ben arranged. ' The newspaper without exception edltn- rlallv express svmpath" nnd honor at ihe act. pointing out that Prince Ito was the Koreans' best Mend alwavs. even In the face of opposition at home. He look ed for the regeneration of Korea and en deavored to allcUale the evl's of Its con dition. Intimate friends of the murdered states man are too stunned to discuss the situa tion. They are of the belief that the death of the prince will have no Immedi ate efrect on tho policy toward Korea but that Prince Ito's wishes end hopes probablv will influence the policies of Japnn for many yvrs to ronm, STORY OF ASSASSINATION Harbin, Manchuria, net. SA Prince Hiiobuml Ito, former Japanese resident- general of Korea and probably Japan's foremost statesman, viiis assassinated here this afternoon by a Korean who had followed him here for the express purpose of killing him. 'Hie motive of the assassin wns revenge. The assassin was arrested. Almost Immediately on hla arrlvnl her" nnd Just ns Prince Ito left the railroad car at the station the nttack wns made upon him. The venerhle stntcsnmn, ac companied by RUfslan Minister of Finance Kokovsoff wns starling to Inspect the gunrd of honor drawn up along the plat form when a pistol shot was heard. Several more shots were tired In quick successlon, the bullets striking the prince In the bavii At the second report, Prince Ito staggered nnd fell fainting nnd It wns subsequently found that he had received three bulleti of which had two entered the abdomen. The prince did not recover consciousness and died twenv minutes later. The fusllpde threw the crowd Into n panic. The perpetrator of the outrage stood defiantly In the crowd, a levolver In his hands. Willi two companions or the same nntlnnalltv, he boastml of a conspiracy to take the life of the former I esldent-general of ICoren In satisfaction for alleged tvrnnnv of the prince over Koreans. None of the three Koreans attempted to escape THRRF COMPANIONS SHOT. Three of tho prince's companions were also wounded, bullets striking Japanese Consul-denornl Kawaknn, fiencral Man ager Tennka of the South Manchurlan railway nnd Prince Ito's prlvato secre tary, CntiHUl-CScncrnl Kawakan Is badly but not fatally Injured, It Is believed, Tho nssassln was promptly seized. On being questioned he said he was a Ko rean. "I came to Harbin for the solo purpose of assassinating Prince Ito tn avenge mv country," the slayer told Ills captors. Ho nlso said ho hnd a personal account to settle with tho great Japanese states- Had Just Arrived COMMONER ISLAND EMPIRE i II'1 assiis'in oi rrmre n i -jears ' hale been the outeo' r nf a i . rgani? ' pint. The local n i'S r ,. . n,ni pntlng the arrival o' Fi nrc ;tn were the lookout for uspp ec.s c minders " tenia y, arrested t'iree Karens who wi nt the station a-.d fr :nd io bo arm' 1 with revohers. However. tve task o' guarding Ito war 'ende'ed d'tll. ult .y rcaon of Japanese (.'insol-i'icnoral Ka- waknn's request that tho railw.i' officials , permit all Japanese to entir t' railroad station to greet the prince T'e police point out that It was quite 'nip ssible to distinguish Koreans from Japanese b' their appearance. Tho Russian minister of finance. Kokovsoff, nnd the Russian military authorities accompanying Prlnro Uo were exposed to the tnie danger from flying bullets as was tho ;.i-nec. In deed Kokovsoff was nearer the Japanese cnvoy at the time of tho shooting than , tlPm an,j lhov w-ould have been directly In the line of Urn. HODV ON WAY HOME. The body of tho slain statesman has already been removed homeward. The casket before It was placed upon tho train was covered with flowers sent by M. Kokovsoff and the Russian nnd Japaness officials. Tho Russian ambassador to I'ekln Is accompanying the body of Kwanehlngtsu. All along the railroad line honors aro being shown to tho dead statesman. Koko vsoff has telegraphed his condolences to tho Japaneso grovernment, Prince Ito had como to Harbin to meet Kokovsoff, Russian minister of finance, for what was believed to be an Important conference suggested by the prince In his capacity ns presi dent of the privy council of Japan. The subjects to be discussed were not definitely known to th put lie bur were supposed to concern affairs or administration In Manchuria. Koko vsoff hail before declined an lnvlti tlon to visit Japan ror such a confer ence and Harbin was agree 1 .pin ns a meeting place. In necept'ig to Invitation, the Russian minister sntd political questions must be barred, as SKETCH OP PRINCE ITO. 1 I'Hnre Hlrobum! Ito was one of tb most PIoralnn, f nnt tn 1" staten n'l nf tl,p Japanese empire. He bad 'iren e!,n"1 n" Bismarck of the kingdom of ,hn 1JlsinB Slln- The prince has held ""lclol positions since his res.gnaMon par5- "e Vp resident-genera' of Km, but during his occupancy of that VOMon he challenged tho nttem on ot the world by bringing Korea, sur eeh- under the domination of Japan a-d -i is Ins the abdication of the Korean i;n j . ror whoso sympathies were lntens. n Ul Japnnese. in this otllce Ito e " n- 1 ho hatied cf a considerable element of 'ho Koreans. The prince was born Pepttrrh'i - 'Ml of pnrents unknown to hist rv As an orphan he was adopted Into t.e fan Jv ! "f J,,z0 a Samutnl of t'.e Lw vs. nK in the Choshli clan. Young l'o s lied under the great master of the tirre Yns hlde Slioln, nnd developed brilllat": n he undertook the celebrated , 1 g p use to Knglnnd in dr'lance o" the hv, s 1 Japan nhtch forbade natives to go a "iron I under the penalty of death Ito took part i on thu Imperial side during the wa i which led to the restoration, and nfter tho establishment of the present Me jl government, begnn his official Mfe .is ,i ludge of the Osaka court. He was then 7 years old. Later he became governor of Hlogo nnd In lffl wns made vice-minister of the central government The fol lowing year he visited America commis sioned to investigate the financial system here and on his return was appointed vice-minister of public afralrs. IIIh rso wns rapid and In he wns nppolnted premier and minister of the imperial household department. He was created it eount in 1SS and prince at the colnclu- I Hlnu of the Russo-Japanese war which ha did his utmost to prevent. During tho I war, Ito icm.llned without n stated of fice though often consulted and entrusted with Important missions by the throne. A GOOD MHAL COl'NTS, (From tho Windsor Journal.) The writer was In the Windsor Houss Friday evening when Landlord Chester and his limited number of assistants were working mighty hard to mnko It as pleasant as possible for the ifliusual de mands of their hospitality, The sololsls, orchestra and numerous visitors to tho musical convention were all expecting attention, One man, let us hope ho was not a Windsor mnii, wns heard to re mark tn a lady present "this Is un awlful poor house to get accomodations." "Oh, 1 don't know," wns tho lady's cheerful response, "I hnvo Just had n very good supper." That lady Is tho right sort She Isn't a knocker. All who know any thing about local conditions know thnt maintaining: a hotel In Windsor Is a touga proposition", cutting expenses away down is the only way that tho doors can bo kept open. Umdlord Chester has ni child's Job on his hands nnd should re eelve encouragement from nil citizen who consider It for Windsors intercut to have a hotel.