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i'JiJfl UUKLINUTON FKJSIfl PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1909
9 GEN. HOWARD DIED WITHOUT WARNING Distinguished Soldier, Author and Lec turer Was Actively at Work un til the Final Summons. WAS LAST COMMANDER OF A CIVIL WAR ARMY With Honorable Record in War and Peace, His Crowning Effort Was the Securing of an Endowment Fund for Lincoln Mem orial University of Tennessee. nTojnr-Conornl Oliver Otis Howard, tlio last Btirvlvlii,? commander if mi army In tlio Civil War, died suddenly lit Ills homo In tills city Tuci.tl.iy pveninir lit 7:20 o'clock, of imKln.'i pectoris. General Howard lectured in London, Ontario, Saturday evening on Ahra linm Lincoln and spoke In tlio saim city tiKnlu on Sunday, returning to HurlliiKton Monday In rood health. Hie wont to Ills olllco us usual yester day morning but Just as lie was leav ing at noon stated that lie did not feel well. A physician who was con suited advised him to remain quietly p.t homo during the afternoon and he did so. No alarming symptoms ap peared and tlio end eaino without warning. DISTINGUISHED ARMY niX'ORD. General Howard was tiorn at Lnniu Me., November 8, 1S30, of Purlntu an- 1 eestry. Ills father, Itowland Ilnlley, was a farmer: attended Monmouth 1 and Yarmouth, (Me.), academies, and fiiaduated at llowdoln College, Me., isr.o. H entered West Point as cadet, 1S50; frraduated 1S51, fourtn In gener al standing; piomoted second lieuten ant ordnance department; stationed first at Watervliet arsenal. New York; in IS.",", for about a year, in command of Kennebec arsenal, Maine, returning to Watervliet early In 1S5C; sent thence to Florida, re porting to General Harney for duty as his chief of ordnance In the field against the Seminole Indians; In the fall of 1S."7 ordered to West Point, i became instructor of cadets In math- einatlcs; remained there the four I years preceding the War of Rebellion; resigned in May, lSSl, and took col onelcy by election of the Sd Maine volunteers organized regiment and moved it immediately to Washington, shortly after arrival directed by Mc- ' Howell, commanding In Virginia, to select three other regiments and take command of brigade thus formed; he took tho 4th and 0th Maine and 2nd Vermont besides his ovn; this brig ade ho commanded in tho first battlo of Hull Hun J promoted to .a In-Igadler-general of volunteers, September U, 1861; during winter of '01-2, bad a new brigade, fist Pennsylvania. 01st and C 1th New York, nth New Hamp shire, and 4th Itlindu Island, and 45111 New York, In camp on front lino In Virginia; latter two legltnents soon detached, leaving first four. lie com manded this brigade in all rperatlons in the spring 1RC2 having his llrst In dependent expedition to Itappahanock under General Sumner, receiving much credit; then wtth McC'lellan's army, back to Alexandria, and bv water to Peninsula, In battles, York town, Williamsburg ana Fair Oaks with sano brigade; at I' air Oaks was twice wounded in right arm and bad two horses shot under him; for this, receiving medal of honor; while on leavo for couple of months, arm then recently amputated, ho spent his time of convalescence in raising volunteers filling tho quota of his State, Maine; re turned to the field two months and twenty flays after Fair Oaks; was assigned to tnd brigade, 2nd division (linker's brt Kade), homo tlmH called California bri gade; this he commanded In second bat tlo of Bull Him, where he received credit for successfully commanding the roar puarrt In the retreat; same brigade In the battlo of Antletam. At Antletam, Sedg wick, bis division commander being wounded, lie succeeded to command of the division, 2nd division, 2nd corps; com manding snmo division In completion of this battle, nnd nlso in the battle of Fred orlclisburg, with other divisions charging Marys Melghts; continuing In command Fame division, sometimes temporal ily In Canadian Pacific Ry. SCENICR0UTE to thi: PACIFIC COAST ONE WAV AMI uovNii Tim tickets to T Full details and descriptive book lets upon application, i it. perky, Dint. Puss. Ant. Cnn. I'nc. It'y. 303 WavblnRtou St., Boston. BOOK BINDING AND PRINTING It will cost you notliiriR to get prices and we hnve been able to gain and satisfy so many good customers that wo feel sure that you also will find our print shop and bindery ablo to serve you to your complete natisfuction. iiiu free press printing co UarllDKtou, Vt. cli.T-c-e of the 2nd corps, during that sue i ceding v. inier, Was promoted to u-i.or-g( nri.l of volunteers, November IV. Wi. in At i ll, P'C:!, assigned by Presi dent to command of the 11th army corps; li.id t: is c...)s In the l-ittlc of I'liancel 'or"lllo; where the corps met with a re pulse from Stonewall Jackson's attack; also same coips at Gettysburg where ho iK'flVed marked credit, especially for his vwiik the Mist day, from General Meado and from t'o'igtess for selecting the fa mous fir 11 of battle, and holding It with his ves rvo troops, while keeping superior (one In check all day from the time of General Keynold.s's death till near nlsht; participating also creditably In the re. malnder of the battle, till Its triumph nnd close; after Gettysburg one division taken from him nnd sent to S. C; the 11th corps, thus diminished, and the 12th corps, were detached and sent to the Arniv of the Cumberland; with this corps General Howard engaged In the battle of Wauhalchle, Oct. 2S, lecclvlng commenda tion in orders of his army oomiiiaiider Gon. Thomas; ngsiged nlso In the battle oj Missionary Hi.lpe. 21th nnd Sth Pec, 'fij. lleie bis :u tnity was so pronounced that Sherman nsked to have his corps move with bis on n. the ir.th, northward to the relief of Kni.ille; this work being suc cessfully nri-oinpllshed, the 11th corps went back In'o winter quarters In look out Valley. The next spring, April, 1I, Gen. Howard was assigned to the com mand of the fouith nrrav corps, Army of the Cumberland, while his own 11th was consolidated with the 12th, forming the new 20th rnr:", under Gen, Hooker. Howard began the spring campaign In the battlo of Tunnel I Till, nnd participated satisfactorily to Sherman nnd Thomas, In all the operations of that campaign In the following hnttlrs: Dalton, Rcsaca, Adalrsvllle, Kingston and Casovllle, New Hope Church, Tlckett's Mill, Muddv Creek, Kencsaw Mountain. Smyrnn Camp Ground. Peacbtree Creek, Ezra Church, .Tonesboro and Loveloy Station. After the engagement of "the T'.attle of Atlanta," 22nd July, In which Gen. McPherson was slain, Gen. Howard was assigned by the President to command the Army of the Tennessee. In the battle of Ezra Church. SMh July, he commanded th" Held that dav In which the l.'th corps was the our mainly engnged, the l'lth and 17th and tho arllllerv supporting the l.",tb and furnishing re-enforcement; for this nclio'i especially, G"n, Howard received the brevet of mnloi-general 111 the regul ir army, conferred 13th of March, 1SIV,. His inarch on Joncsboro w.is so tapid a lo secure for the er.cmv a divided force; tho enemv. n divided, attacked Howard thfte and was defeated, rnd How aid's nnd Thomas' commands completed the victory. It was a division of h's army under Gen. Corse that fought the brilliant action of Al'ntoora Pass In the match to the sea Sherman rave Howard romrmnd of his rlnht wing, Slocum bis left. Howard marched via Gordon, leav ing Macon to his rlsht. A dlvMon of bis, Clinrles It. Woods', under his supcrvlsk-n fought the successful battle of drlwnld vllle; Walcutt's brigade doing most of the lighting. He moved on successfully on thnt route towards Savannah, while Slocum passed throrgh Milledgevllle, northward. Howard seooessriillv marched ' his army In three columns In the vicinity of Savannah, sendi-.g his scouts down j tho Ogepcbee river to ruccessfully com nmnlcato with the ile"t; iu. choose and ' sent the division of TIa7n to attack Fort McAllister, and with Ph-rman observed that brilllnnt operation In recognition of all this woik Generel Howard was ' made a hrlgidler-general in the regular army December 21, If." After the tnklng of Savannah, about the 2rd of December, Ufit, Sherman ordered Howard to begin January 1, 1W,",. and move his army by water from Savannah, Gt , to Heanfort j TMand, S. C., to cross to the main land nnd sweep northward through Garden's Corner, Poeotnllgo, across the branches of tho Salkehatchle and the Kdlsto, via Orangeburg, up the Consaree. across the I Saluda and tho Ilroad. and Into Colum bia; while. Slocum's left wing crossed tho Savannah, nnd so kept abreast further iiot thward. After Columbia had fallen, and Charleston, with the forts along the coast, Howard's wing passed across tho Cnrollnas, joining with Slocum to finish very Kuccersfnlly the battle of Penton vllle. March 1Dt' 2Xh and 21st. lSfiS: a little later, after Joseph K. Johnston's surrender, April 20, no.",, Howard's com mand marched from 3ft tn or, miles a day from llalelgh to Washlnston, vln Peters burg and Richmond; lie himself hastened from Richmond lo Washington by water. IN INDIAN WAHS. In accordance with a icepick which Mr. Lincoln had left with his secretary, Mr. Stanton, Geneial Howard was assigned to duty In the war department, tho 12th of May, isnr,, us commissioner of tho bureau of refugees, ficpilmcn nnd aban doned lands; he had charge of tills bureau for the next seven years, and wns abund antly successful In its administration, particularly In nllevlullng tho (differing of tho freedmen and In Its Industrial nnd Its educational featnros, having founded many permanent Institutions of learning such ns Howard University, Hampton Institute, Atlanta University, Lincoln, Flsltn, Straight and others, In 1872 ho was chosen by President Grnnt and sent to make peace with the only Indian trlbo then at war with tho government, namely thn Chlilcnhua Apa ches; and also to settle numerous dif ficulties with other tribes In Arizona nnd Now Mexico; nil this flen. Unwind thoroughly accomplished without arms, On complaints about his admin istration nf tho Frecdmcn'H llureau there, wero two Investigations, one In 1S70 by li committee, of Congress, Are We Justified ? Perhaps wo ought to be satisfied know "the. morn ono has tho more then .lW.STIFIED In soliciting new so well equipped to liandto It 4 paid Chittenden County Trust Company ciititcu s i it r.;. t.i E. J. HOOTII, President. ,ti K. I). WORTIIKN, Treasurer. which ended In a vote of thanks to , liltn by the House of Representatives; the other wns by a court of Inquiry composed of seven general officers of I tho army; this ended In complete, nc- I lUlttnl of all the charges preferred . against him, nnd In unrestricted coin- ' mendntlon. Ho had hardly completed ' this bureau work when lie was as signed to commnnd the department of tho Columbia, August, 1ST I. IN INDIAN WA1!. During the next six yeara he, In command, passed through two Indian wars ono called the Nez Perce war, 1ST"; the other tho Piute and Pan nock, 1S7S. Ho brought these wats, after many battles and long, fatigu ing campaigns, to a successful term ination. In the spring of 197(1, an other Indian trlbo called the "Sheep eaters" becoming rebellious In points near tho Salmon river, he rent out and enptured thorn en masse, brought them In ns prisoners, put them at work at Vancouver, and their chil dren at school. In the winter of 1SS0 Sl he wns sent to West Point, N. Y as superintendent of tho V. S. Mili tary Academy, which lio held for two years. July 1,1, 1s2. he was assigned to command the department of the Platte, headquarters at Omaha, Neb., to which he gave successful adminis tration until his promotion to a major goneral In the regular army, 19th of March, 'Sfi. Ho then passed to the military division of the Pacific, which Included the department of the Col umbia, of California and Arizona. This division he administered to the sat isfaction of the war department and the President till November, 1SSS, when he was transferred to command the military division of tho Atlantic. This division he held until dlvlsons were dscnntlntied; after that he com manded the department of the Fast headquarters at Governor's Island, New York city, until his letlrement by law, November S, 1SH4. A FTK P. RI'TIIC FM FNT. He spent the winter of lSDl-r, at Portland, Oi e., writing his memoirs, and then organized the Lincoln Memo rial I'nlverslty at Cumberland uap, Tenn., for the education of the. moun taineer white children. He has since been the managing dhector and president of the board of directors. In USS, during the Spanish War, Oenernl Howard was con stantly In the Held In tho Interest of the V. M. C. A. Christian-commission, giving addresses In all camps from Chlckamauga to Cuba. For his work at tho battle of Gettys burg he received the thanks of Congress, dated January 28, ; received the deco ration of the I.eglon of Honor from the President of the French republic, when on temporary duty attending th? French manoeuvers In ISSI; received the degrees of A. P. nnd A. M from Howdoln and I.L.. D., from Uowdoin, Watervllle Col lege, Me., lsfK, Shurtllffe College, Indiana, 1SCS, and Gettysburg Theological Semin ary, Pa., 1,'C6. In February of last year the Fnlted States Senate passed an act making him a lieutenant-general, but the House never voted on It. AFTHOU AND LKCTTRKR. Gen. Howard was the author of the following books: Donald's School Days;' Henry In the War; Nez Peno Joseph, or 1 the Nez Peices In Peace nnd In U'ar; Agenor de Casparln, n Uiographlcal j Sketch, partly a translation; "Gen. Taylor," In the Great Commander series;! Isabella of Castile, a Hlography; Fighting for Humanity; a series of monographs published extensively In the "National Tribune," Washington, D. ('.; military articles In the Fnlted States Military Ser-1 vice Journal, Governor's Island; and numerous articles, a part of them of n military character, hut the most on sub-; Jects of current Interest, published In i monthlies and dailies, appearing at all times from 16V to the present day. Oen. Howard prepared lectures upon tho lives of Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, Thomas nnd Slocum; also upeui war subjects nnd others of public Interest, and delivered them with acceptance before large audi ences, For the past year General Howard has devoted his energies towards seeming an endowment fund for tho Lincoln Memo rial I'nlverslty at Cumberland Gap. Tenn. He wns president of an endowment hsso clatlon formed for that purpose, with an oflice in New York, and made nnny ad dt eses throughout the country with thl object In view. ACTIVK IN POLITICS AND SOIETIFS Oenernl Howard was allied with the Republican party from the datn of Its founding, and whs always an ardent nd- 1 vocate of Its principles. in 1M5 and again I In 1!W) he took the platform In advocacy of the election of McKlnley to the presi dency nnd delivered numerous forceful addresses; nnd, In the former year, In company with several veteran officers of the Civil War, he made a notable political 'tour of the country. He was connected I with numerous societies, among which i weie the American Trnct society, of 'which he wns president; thn American ! Plfclo society, of which ho was ono of thn managers; the Congregational club and the Authors' Guild, of Now York city; and ho was an honorary member of thn Now Kngland so-lety, the Historical and Genealogical society and tho Fnlon League club, all of New York cltv. He was also a member of the leading patil otlc societies, the Society of the Cincin nati, the Military Order of tho Loyal Lo. plon; nnd various Civil Wnr societies, fV Potomac, tho Cumberland and the Ten nessee, Since he became a resident of llurllnyton In 1TO lie has been a member of Stannsid Post. G. A R In , while In Kurope attending the mnnoeuvers of tho French army, he received the decora tion of "Commander" In the Lealon of Honor from the p,esldeut of the. French republic. General Howard mnrrled nilzaboth Ann Walto of Portland, Me., Fehiunry 14, 1?5, and they celehrlited tholr gulden wedding in New York city Februnry II, ISO.",. Their children were Guy. who w,1H killed In battle In tho Philippines October 22. 1S99, whllo a lleutnnnnt-colonel In tho Uni ted Stales army; Grace, wife of Cap tain James T. Gray of Portland, Ore gon; James W., of Newark, N, J II"''-tenant-colonel In mo NVw Jersey Na tional Guard; Chancey ()., of Wash ington, I). (.; John, captain In the 10th United States Infantry, now sta tioned nt Fort Mcintosh, Tom"; Harry H of this city; and Ellzahoth, wife of Joseph ISanoroft of Wilmington, Del Col. T. W. Jones ot the 10th cvl- with present achievement. But, you ho wants." This being true, wo nro business nnd especially so, as wo are i.i.r.'cTo.v rniDinxt J. J. FINNS', Vice-President. IIARRIE V. HAM,, Asst. Trens, ry, commanding ofi.cer at Fort Kthan Allen, hna directed that a yrunrd of honor be plnced nt the hotlso of Gen eral Howard this morning. It Is sug gested that tho lings of tho city bo displayed at hnlf mast. GENERAI, REGRET 18 VOICED AT WASHINGTON Washington, Oct. 26. General regret was expressed here to-nlfshl nt the death of Gen. Oliver Otis Howard, who lived for a number of years In thin city. He was one of tho few persons to whom the thanks of Congress were ever extended. On January 2S, 1S04, a Joint resolution was passed by Congress declaring that "The gratitude of tho American people and the thanks of their representatives In Con gress are due to Mnjor-General Howard and the officers and soldiers of the nrmy of tho Potomac for the skill and heroic valor with which they at Gettysburg repulsed, defeated and drove back, broken nnd dcsplrltcd beyond the Ttappahannock, the veteran army of the rebellion." He was awarded a medal of honor In 1tJfl for distinguished bravery nt the 'nttle of Fair Oaks, Vn Juno 1, whern he was twlcn severely wounded In the right arm necessitating Its amputation, He perved In the Seminole, campaign In Florldn. Gen. Howard commnnded a brlgndo nt mill nun July 21. lfrj, nnd participated In many great battle'. He was largely Instrumental In establishing In Washington Howntd University which war, named In his honor. One of the most conspicuous parts of General Howard's military record was his campaign against the Nor. J'crce Indians, resulting In his driving them across tho Sierra Nevada mountains Into a position where ultimatelv they surrendered to Gen. Nelson A, Miles. BRADSTRE.T'S WEEKLY VERMONT TRADE REPORT Reports to Pradtreet'r for the week show an Improvement In volume of business among manufacturers of ma chinery, wnodenwnro, turned work, knit aoods and paper. In country districts the volume of trade has not Improved much but there Is reflected an optomlstlc sentiment. Pilce'o of all kinds of farm produce arc still high with exception of potatoes. The abundant crop has tended to lower price too and Ir. Instances three cents below prices-, n carload lots, previously mentioned. The return to the farmer, however, on that crop this year will be large. Apple yield Is light In northern part of the State although In certain section" tn central part about an average yield Is noted. Apples are selling nt I3..V to I4.S0 per barrel and fancy pick ings nre belnc soil r.t two and three times that price. First quality hay sells for ?1; and $jn per ton. Cooler weather has prevailed during the week nnd although there has been some rain fnll seasonable goods are moving a little better. Failure reports for the week embrace three voluntary bankruptcies. Collections are more or less uneven with general tendency slow al though they are better than during (list part of month. Manufacturing Interests nt Purllngton report nw business com Intr In fnlrlv well. An Improvement Is noted In demand for hardware, dry goods nnd clothing merchants teport a liberal trade. Wholesale dealers In food stuffs note active buying. Rntlnnd reports a general Improve ment In all lines of retail hurlness. Pres ent condition of trade being better thnn It has been for some time, Reports from St. Albans retail merchants reflect some Improvement. Cooler weather has bene fited trade In seasonable goods; collec tions are more or less uneven. St. Johns hury reports labor well omplojed and retail merchants anticipate r better win ter business thnn they had a year ago. Harm granite manufacturers report or ders for spring delivery are e-omlng In falrlv well but work for Immediate ship ment slow. Quarry owners, however, are shipping considerable stock. At Ment peller manufacturing lines report labor fairly well employed. Seisonable goods are moving reasonably well. Collodions re slow. Hollows Falls paper manufactur ers report an Increase In demand, stocks on hand low. Some Improvement among retail trade. Manufacturers at Prattle boro are said liberally supplied with or ders; organ hops employed full time -nd to capiirltv. Pennington reports but little change In general condition nl thoiiLh peicentngo of employed has In oi eased. Hnrdwhk g-amlo manufactur ers report monumental trado quiet nnd collections slow. Marble mill at Mlddle buiy Is well employed. Demand for build ing stone holds 1rm. TUIPl.i: IIO.VOH5. fo the Fdltor of tho Freo Press; In tho October bulletin of the National Society of Daughters of 1M2, i find tho follewlng Item, which will be of Interest to the pcopln of Uurllngton, ns well as to all ViTtnonters: "Vermont deserven triple honors. Under I tho management of Its nble president, Mrs. C. F. It. Jenne, this State has placed I n tablet in the State rapltol nt Mont j poller hns given the largest amount per I capita townrd the tablet that was un . veiled on Isle Ua Motto during the ter centenary celebration and on the follow ing day, placed n tablet on the tmlvor I sltv of Vermont. This university wns taken 1V th" United States government for a storehonso and subsequently for a hospital during tho War of 1S12," The activities of tho Daughters and Dames nro certainly creditable to thn State which gnve them birth, A DAUGHTKIt OF 1512, nurllngtnn, Oct. , IHf. VF.ItMONT DRLKOATFS PRF.SKNT. Hartford, Conn., Oct, Stl. Tho tlrst of two conferences of the Now llntrland do partment of the mlssinnnry council of the Ilplscnpal Church was held In this city this afternoon and evening. About half of the 3N accredited delegates from Maine, Now Hampshire, Vermont, Mas sachusetts, fthodo Island and Connect tlcu were In attendance. Reports were made by tho vnrious committees appoint ed nt tho conference held In Boston last December. Mr. F. a. Frlti, Oneonta, X. T., writes: "My little girl was greatly bene fitted by tsktnrt Foley's Orlno Laxative, nd i think It Is the best remedy for constipation nnd liver trouble." Foley's Orlno Knxatlvo Is mild, pleasant nnd effective, nnd cures habitual constipa tion. J. W. O'Sulllvnn, H Church Stmt. CITY WATER ALL RIGHT No Sewage Bacteria Found in Samples Taken during Week. Nome f rltlolsms Made of Mnnner In Which nitration Plant lias Item fared For Hnprtneer ol Con structing Company Coming. During tho past eight days six sam ples of water havo been drawn from the faucet and annlyaed nt tho Stato laboratory nnd all were found sterile, or, In other words, they contained no colon bacillus or sewage) bncterla. To be more specific one could have drunk gallons of It without the least danger of contracting typhoid fever. This was the most cheering now.s hoard Tuesday evening at the meeting of the water commissioners, tho niter plant commission and tho speols.1 com mission appointed by the board of nl dermen to work In conjunction with tho water commissioners In discover ing nnd repairing any mechanical weakness In the city filter plant. One or two sensations were unveil ed. ,1. F. Kidder, superintendent of the city water department, stated thnt J. !. Harrington, who has charge of the filter, did not attend to his bus iness. Said Mr. Kidder: "I absolutely know that ho hns repeatedly left the plant running full blast and gone out on the lake." Dr. C. F. Dalton stated that of the in cases of typhoid fever in the city there had been other complications with the typhoid and that probably only seven or eight cases could be charged directly to the water supply. The fit st case found was that of a small boy who had been playing In tho Winooskl r'ver nnd hnd drunk some of Its water. Thin river was re. ferred lo as a sewer. Some of the typhoid canes were secondary, or caused by uncleanllners by occupants of tho houses where tho first cnaes developed. These statements b.- Dr. Dalton also served to cheer up tho committee, commissioners and audience, some of whom thought that tho water situa tion was more serious. Mr. Kidder nlso stated that at one time ho visited the filter plant when Mr. Harrington wns nbsnnt. At that time the pumps were working, pump ing water Into the coagulating basin, while the belt that distributes thin alum to coagulate the water, was not running. Said Mr. Kidder; "I do not know whether this has happened more thnn once, perhaps It has not, hut I feel sure thnt Mr. Harrington has not taken prop-r Interest In the plant." In reply, Mr. Harrington stnted that If such a thing had occurred there would bo enough coagulant In tfce basin to filter the water for an hour or so. In regard to the allegation made by Superintendent Kidder several men, em ployed at tho filter plant In different capacities, stated that Mr. Harrington wns often absent from tho plant. J. J. Cannon, an engineer at the plant, stated thnt Mr. Hnrrlngton had often let the plant run alone when he went boat ing on the lake. On those times Harring ton would ask him to keep an eye on the plant. He said that sometimes Harrington would be gone an hour or two nnd would be nbsent from the plant two or three times a week. Mr. HarrlnKton stnted that he sometimes left the plant but was never absent over TO minutes. He stnted that he con scientiously tried to do his duty e.nd that at the time lie left the plant he wns sure thnt everything was running smoothly nnd 'hat there was no need of his Im mediate presence. Alderman Drew, a member of the aMor manlc commission, Inquired of Mr. Harrington In regard to the rumor that raw water had been let Into the city main. In answer Mr Harrington stated that on a certain Sunday In June a contractor of the Iey Construction company, who Installed the niter, hnd repaired certain part" of the filter, when between 18.0C0 nnd 2fl,0iift gallons of raw water was necessarily allowed to run Into the city main. Mr. Harrington later stated that this amount of water wns too small to hnve nny perceptible effect on the water supply and that It was doubtful If any reached the reservoir. Prof. J, W. Vntey, one of the water commissioners, stnted that the filter plant hnd run satisfactorily month after month after Mr. Harrington had been Installed, which would tend to prove that he was a capable mnn. Prof. Votey told of a hvpochlorlde of lime that wns being used with success In many similar filter plants Intead of alum. A much smaller amount of the lime has to be uod than the alum and It Is also much cheaper and Is said to do the work more effectively. The fdter committee, who hnd charao of the construction of the filter plant, hns nsked an engineer of thn Ley Con struction company to come to Burlington nnd repair or remake some of the mechanical parts of tho filter that have failed to work properly, This will be done at the cost of the company who Installed the plnnt. The reason of the meeting was to ascertain If possible why there Is colon bacillus In the filtered water. No con clusions were reached, nor was any opinion expressed by nny member of the commissions or water commissioners. UNIVERSITY NOTES. Freslininn-Sopliomore Track Meet Sat urday Won hy Second Year Men. The freshman-sophomore Interrlass track meet was held on Saturday after noon nt Centennial Field nnd resulted In a victory for the sophomores, they scor ing 8rt points ssalnst the freshmen's 31. Most of the events were run off In ths drlzillnn rain. Th meet showed promts Intr material In the freshman class, and tho development of the sophomores. Among the latter, Outterson, who mndn S3 points, Hoy, Baker and Horton did jjood work, while anion the freshmen fimlth, Woodlos, Jones and Fnrnham nlso made a good showing, Tho events nnd places were ns follows: 100-ynrd dash First, Baker, '12; second Burton, '12; third, Williams, '1; time 11 2-3 seconds. High Jump First, Outterson, '12; eec ond, Baker, '12; third, Aiken, '13; height, 4 feet, 8 Inches. 440-yard dash First, Woodles, '1,1; sec ond, Hoy, '12; third, Aiken, '13; time, 55 1-5 seconds, Shot put First. Outterson, '12; second, W, P. Smith, '13; third, Lee. '13; distance, 31,9 feet. 220-yard hurdles First. Outterson, '12; second, Gibson, '13; third, Adams, '12; time, 81. second!. KO-yard run Flrit, Horton, 'It; Mcond, Hoy, '12; third, B. P. Smith, 'II; tlms, I mluues, 15,4 seconds. Broad Jump First, Outterson, 'IS; ieo ond. W. T, Smith, '; third, llaker, '; BURLINGTON SAVINGS SANK INCOnPOIlATKD 1S4T. Has always paid (he highest rate of inters! allotteJ by law, whidi a the present time is Its assets on July 1, 1909, were S12.522.802.63. The number of depositors was 26,892. Bank Pays Taxes in the State OFFICERS i CHAIM.r.S V. SMITH. PrenMont. IIM.VnV Gltr.I-.NR, Vice-President. W. WARD, Treasurer. M. 9. ISIIA.1l, Assistant Treasurer. 4co 4 4 Burlington B. B. Smallay, Pres. I MM V L0 1 Mr hi rw Wo 4 4 4 47o F. W. Elliott, Treasurer. ' DinECTORS: B B. Smallcy, Henry I T'arfl, D. W. T.oblnson, Frank P. Wells, E. Henry Powell, Capita! S50.0Q0 ACTIVITY, CONSERVATISM, SAFETY city ii a 1,1, sqi .inn -vortTn. 4 4fo 4o 4lo 4co 4 Winooski Savings Bank Continues paying FOUR PER CENT, interest as it has for tht past two years. $2,000.00 or less, free of Vermont taxes, can he deposited in this bank. Deposits or withdrawals con be made by mail. Vermont Mortcncre Loans Solicited at lowest rates. Fnrtlifr informnfinn ffladly furnfshevl nnon tnnnirs ARMAXD COI.R, President. EMOIIY C. MOWER, Vice-President. B. F. GRAY, Treasurer. ORMAS V. RAY, Vtce-Prelat. AFU DEPOSIT UUIES FOR VALUABLE PAPF.RS, 3.00 PEn YEAR. NEY TO LOAN All prrsnns depositing; with us are treated lth proper cniirteNy, whether they hnve on deposit one dntlar or n thousnnd dollars. I.lttle banks loaned wlir-u unnlrd. HOME SAVINGS BANK C . 1 P.HAM. President R lo AND SAFETY Preferred Stocks and Secured Notes ELECTRIC Pflll.IC IV SrCCEPSFFI , OPERATION UNDllR EXPERIENCED MANAGEMENT 5 40 Year Gold Borsds 5 WE OFFER ONLY SECURITIES OF ASM'KBD FINANCIAL STANDING. For full Information send fur Circular No. 35. 25 Broad St. -MEIKLEHAiVJ & D.f!S!V2Q!?E hew Ytrk Cl W. F. HENDEE, Local Correspondsnt, BURLINGTON, VT. HOWARD NATIONAL BANK BURLINGTON, VERMONT Capital $300,000. Surplus and Profits 5200,000, EKHAPS you never have asked for banking accommodation. Perhaps you newr will have to ask for it, but if you do, you will nat urally find it easier to ask where you have been carrying a check account, and this bank stands ready to accommodate prudent business people, F. E. Dursess, President. II. T. Rutter, Cashier, distance, CI feet. 1 120 yard hurdler First, Outterson. '12; second, Adams, '12; third, Ilaher, '12; time, 18.3 seconds. On mile run-First, Hoy, '12, second, Farnhnm, '13; third, Jones, '13; time. 3 minutes 20 seconds, 220 yard dash-First. Horton, '12; second. Williams, '12; third, Barton, '12; time, 25.2 second. Hammsr throw First. W. P. Smith, '13: second, Outterson, '12; third, Roberts, '12; distance, 80.2 feet. Two mile mn First. Hoy, "12; second, Jones, 'IS; third. Aldrlch, '1.1. time, 13 minutes 16 1-4 seconds. Pole vnult Flrnt, Outterson, '12; second, Baker, 'II; third. Aldrlch, '13; helnht, 5 feet one Inch. At a meeting of the junior class, held Friday afternoon, the following officers were elected; President, Clarcnco Car penter of Ilurllndton; vice-president, Miss Olllls of Oreensboio Bend: treasurer, Ouy W, Powers of Athens: secretary, M. F. pownltiR of Bellows Falls; member of ad visory board, A. S. Hayncs, Jr., of Low ell, Mass.; executive committee, S. B, Mooers. A. K, Harris, C R, White, Miss Campbell and Miss MoMurrny; member of Ariel board, Mlhs Redmond. The football team met defeat nt tho hands of Cornell nt Ithaca, N, y Sat urday by a score of 10 to 0. The Kappa Alpha Theta sorority pave n reception Tuesday nlKht from S until ten at Professor Votey's residence on Main street to the younB ladles of tho freshman class. YOUH OWN TREE IIOCTOR. A man who owns a tree will soon find out that It must bo trimmed nnd enred for, fed and nursed, and sympathized with In Its peculiarities, characteristics, and whims, JOvery tree has Its notions as surely as every man, and you cnn do nothing with It unless you nro willing to study and understand what the treo means. Those who havo botmht up old New Kngland homesteads generally find m Deposits can bi made or with drawn by mail, Money loaned 01 leal security at lowest rates, on Deposits Up to $2,031 i'ltUSI'IlIlHl (',. t. Smith. Wllluril Crane, Hour". Greene, J. I,, llnrnfow, Henry Wells V. XV. Ward, A. O. Wlilttemore, F. W. Perry, K. S. Iwhnin. smvrrserf 4 4 Trust Co, Hanry L. Ward, V.-?. Annum Wo1 4 4 4 4 14 Kdmund C Mower Surplus $255,000 l$sim N. K. BROW:,'. Treasurer. SERVICE PROPERTIES Eltss I.rnian, VIce-PreMdent. II. S. Weed, Assists! Cashier. h number of npplo and shade trees, that havo been nefilectcd for years, and hor comes their tlrst puzzle. Thse old pear and apple trees and elms and maples need n doctor. In nlna cases out of ten the owner calls In a professional. This fellow brings nlonrr a saw and a hatchet, with possibly a pot of paint, and Roes to work. Rely upon It, ho will work; anions those trees Just as lenpr ns the owner will pay him. He will cut larst limbs that could have hen saved, be cause. It takes time, and the work shows. The suckers he will leave, because, they am fresh Krowth, and can be removed without tnkliiK up much time. When ho nets throuKh, the cround Is -ovpred with limbs, and the trees stand tbreo or four stories hlfth, hopelessly ruined Instead of nibmlttuiK to this extortion and Ignorance, I should Hko to ndvlso you how to take caic of your own trees, , and that In a very simple manner, Sel i cct n tlno hand saw and a sharp nrun ' Incr knife; beRln nt tho bottom of tho tree, and tlrst of all clean away every sIkii of "suckorape" that Is, of useless Krowth. Next you will woik your way steadily up th" bod- of tho treo, and ! over all the limbs, until you havo re j moved every shoot that has grown I slnrn tho larRo limbs began to bear. These shoots or suckers, ns they arn 1 rUhtlv called, tako the vitality of tho tree away from tlio established limbs that carry blossom buds and fruit. If they havo been loft there already to Ions as to have killed tho bearlnK limbs, ou must select n few of the very larg est nnd strongest to make a new head for tlio tree. I'sc your saw on birr llmbi only when yon And them too brittle and lifeless to recover a flow of sap. It Is not Impossible thnt tho removal of suck ers will renew tho vitality of somo of these old limbs, enouKh to mako them , fruitful. It makes but llttlo dlfferonco ' nt wlint time of the year yon work In ! thtso old orchards, I have done the 1'iittlni; In rnld-suinnier nnd In mld-wlnt-er. nnd at any other season nioit con i vculent. E. P. Powell In Collier's.