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VOL. LXXXIV. NEW SERIES VOL. LVI. BURLINGTON, VT.t THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 3010. NUMBER 36. THIRTY VERMONT TOWNS VOTE TO LEGALIZE SALE OF LIQUOR Gain of Three over Last Year's Wet ColumnRutland City Goes, for License. WASHINGTON COUNTY WHITE FIRST TIME UNDER THE LAW Caledonia, Orleans and Lamoille Counties also in the Dry Column Cities of Burlington, St. Albans and Vergennes Will Have Saloons. Jiplurns to flic Free Press show thnt HO Vermont towns were planed in 1 lie wet elnss by Tuesday's vote as against 27 last year. Included in this list are the cities of IJiirlintrton. Rutland. St. Albans and Vergennes. Rutland joining the license column, after a period of dryness, hy quite a decided majority. The other towns moving from the no to yes column are, Milton, Swanton. Stockhridge, St. deorge, New Haven. Brighton, (!uildhall, Benson, Shrewsbury, I'ownal, Landgrove. Putney and Marlboro. Towns which shifted 'lie other why are Williston. Morristown, West more, Orwell, Brain tree. Maidbtone, Victory, Xorthfield, Fletcher, "Winhall and Somerset. For the first time since the license law went into effect evry town and city in Washington county gave a no majority. The other lily white counties are Caledonia, Lamoille and Orleans. Four towns have voted for license ever since the law was placed mi the statute books. They are Shoreham, Bennington, Canaan and i'astleton. The county summaries follow: THE LICENSE TOWNS. nmnlRRtnn New llnven netiNon I'oTTiml Brighton Putney nnrllDKlon Itnlland Cnnimn Mielburne t'nslleloa Khorehnm Colchester Shrewsbury Fair Hnveu SI. Alhnnn Onlldhnll St. Cenrsce lllgligntr StorUlirldue Isle I.n Molls Sttniilon l.nndgrove A'crgenties Marlboro Vernon Mlllon Wells Mount Tnbnr Wet Hilllnnil HUDSON 1 S FEET ABOVE NORMAL Legislature Passes Emergency Measure Directing the Dyna miting of Ice Jams. Has Ordered That the State Arm ory at Mohawk Bo Thrown OiDen for the Relief of Flood Victims. HAPPENINGS IN. VERMONT, THE NEWS BY COUNTIES The Winooski Valley, Villages Up North From the Island in the Lake to the Passumpsic, Along Otter Creek and by the Shores of White River ADDISON. Ves. Id'llsnn c v-idport 4." M.(,l ISii 'ornv all 1" Vi risbtirg -j; .It boll 0 . in die 20 .i ,.i-U 4 . ,-hosHr IS 1 ueolii 'l iliifiniiiiry 170 MonMini 4.". Now Haven ot -null M I' il.i..ri 1 l.'l'i'l 3!) -" ihhury Shorohnm K'T ritai l,loto T i -l-geniies lo-". W 'itlnm o W' bridge i" iVh'iln,; fl ESSEX. BENNINGTON. Tos. trllntton WS P'nulngtnn "9 I ir.rf.ct 79 iliistenbury 3 '.nndgrove 17 Manchester I 'ITU I'ownal Rendsboro 12 Rupert r Sandguto S 3earsburg ?haftsbury Stamford 24 t underlain! J9 Wlnhall 13 Woodford 6 No. nr. JM ltn I'M 24 i 33 .".n 71 23!i sr. 1J? 05 121 in 42 41) No. 3611 ?, ll 17S 26 SO 64 61 37 IS 157 311 M 31 24 VlB. Rloomfleld 20 Rrlghton 1!V Brunswick f Canaan Mi Concoid -.. 2 F.ast Haven 14 Granby 7 GulMliall 21 Lemlngtnn '.' Lunenburg 27 Mnldstono t Norton ir. Victory 7 FRANKLIN. Yp.i, Rakorrfiold Jlerkshlro Knoshurg , Fairfax Kali Mold ., Fletcher .. Franklin ., Georgia ... 4? 12 No. 3.) nr. 9 K SI 31 16 17 13 75 r. 19 16 No. t'S SS 1S9 14S 111 67 64 VILLAGE LIKES OLD NAME roponlllnn to Cull North Hiirlliiiirt I'.vnrtc Arouse Storm of rrotent Itemilulloim AilovtrU. North Hnrtlnno, March At the on nii.il town meetliiK ye.ten1ay a rt'solittlon wuk ailoiiteil by a vole of 1ST. to 1 ptoteit tiiK annlnst a chant:o In the name of this vllhico to Kvnrts, In honor of Maxwell KvarH. Tho protest 1 mnile on the srounds that the Inhabitants of ths village ure at tached to tho old name and that a pre cedent would thereby bo established which would endutiKer many other vil lages. The resolution statps that the postnfflco department has been Induced by certain Innabltants to cbatiKO the name or the postofflce, for the time being at least, to take effect April 1. 1910. It alto mentions n certain United States senator from Cali fornia, who formerly lived In New Ewe land, as having been Instrumental In brlnslnpr about the change, and sufjcosN hat the Vermont deletion in Congress, to whom a copy of the resolutions will be mailed, should have us much lnteicst In Vermont affairs and as much influence with the postofflce department as tho senator from California. Through this document the Vermont delegation Is call ed upon to secure an Impartial and thor ough examination of the caio by me postofflce department or an Investigation by the congressional postofflco commit tee. Copies of the resolution will be sent to the postmaster-general, bis first assistant, to the riesldent, and to each member of thu Congiessicmal postofflea committee. (Continued on page 12. Albany. N. Y March 2 -Following tho passage of an einorstelicy resolution by the Legislature to-day directing the .Stato fciiperlntendeiit of public works to remove tho ice. Jams that have formed In Ibo Hudson river south of Albany with ii vtuw to rellmlng flood conditions. De puty Superintendent Vinslow M. Mead and several employes of tho department left this afternoon a special rA'Ine over tho Now fork Central rallioad to look oer tho situation. The most foimldable gorge is reported to h.no funned in the vicinity of Coey mitns, about 12 miles down the river, which Drob.ibly will be dynamited to-morrow morning. The diparttnetit also plans to send out from Hondout a powerful tow boat to foice a passage through the ice. Govtrnor Hughes Is keeping In close touch with tlio situation In the flooded districts of thu State. Ho ordered tho Slato uiinory at Mohawk, Herkimer county, thrown open to-day for the re .lef of flood victims and sanctioned Im mediate action on tho part of tho State In endeavoring to relieve conditions heie Hid elsewhere. Tho Hudson river, which reached a height of IS feet three Inches above its normal lcel this morning, receded n few Inches during the day. The lower por tion of the city lying along tha river Is Inundated and to-night tho police pa trolled tho streets In rowboats. Several Industries In he flooded district Were foKid to suspend operations to-day, throwing many out of employment. Railroad and street car service Is inter nipted and there is much suffering among residents whose homes are partly sub tupiged. RELIEF WORK AT HERKIMER PRESIDENT REFUSES TO PARDON EMBEZZLERS Washington, March 2. President Tuft has denied application for pardun in tho cases of four men convicted and sen tenced to prison for the embezzlement or misapplication of national bank funds. Thoso refused pardon are: Frank Ma bry, vice-president of tho McGregor Na tional bank of MeGiegor, Texas; Iewls Ohllger, president of the Woooter Na tional bank of Wooster, Ohio; Henry hear, president, and George P. lirock cashier of the Doylestown National bank of Bucks county, Pa. PROCLAIM UNIVERSAL STRIKE. One Hundred Thousand Men Will Stop Work at Midnight To-morrow unless Philadelphia Traction Company Arbitrates. CALEDONIA. Yes. No. J Bnrnet 12 l"6 Burko 24 4 danvllle 72 Rroton s- M llsrdwlck 109 266 ICIrby 12 20 Lyndon M 1'-"? Newark & 30 Peacham 6 54 Jlyegato 19 M Hhofllcld f 61 Pt. Johnsbury 3K7 f'74 Stnnnard 1 27 Sutton ul Valden 9 Waterford 16 49 Vheelock 20 3S March CHITTENDEN. Philadelphia stulke of union workers and their sym pathizers, to begin at midnight Friday, was proclaimed by the Central Ijtbor union of Philadelphia and vicinity, at a meeting to-'nlght. The strike leaders de clare that 1W.00O men will slop work at that hour If the Rapid Transit company shall not In the meantime have con sented to arbltrntn Its differences with the striking car men. Assurances have been received, they say, from hundreds of unorganized wage earners that they will Join the movement. The meeting at which tho strike order was promulgated was large and senti ment was apparently unanimous In favor of tho genernj strike, Bpoechei by John J, Murphy, -president of tho Central La bor union, Clarenco C. Tratt, leader of the striking car men, und William Mil lion, president of thn International Car men's association stirred the delegates to a high pitch of enthusiasm. Tele-grams were read from the Chicago and Ban Kianclfco Federations of Ijabor, with 2&0.C00 and 175,000 members respectively Yes. No. Bolton l 26 Burlington 1399 1119 Charlotte 42 92 Colchester - 378 194 Rssex 3 129 Hlnesburg 103 111 Huntington 23 69 Jericho 13 97 Milton 1" 133 Itlrhmond 135 4 Bhelbumo ... 132 71 South Burlington 13 47 gt. Oeorgo 12 8 Cndeihlll, o: Westford' - K Cfi IlilBton 71 universal labor Is directly affected by the attitude of tho Philadelphia Rapid Transit com pany towards Its union employes, "The capitalists and the small group of self peeking politicians In control of the said company are part of a latger group of capitalists and trust owners who hope to crush all organized labor by attacking and defeating It, one group at a time. "Therefore It Is hereby proclaimed that the time for aetlon has arrived. All union woikers and their sympathizers, for the assistance of the union street car em ployes and for the ultimate protection of all union employes nnd the working claw, will cease work on Friday, March 4, 1910, at twelve o'clock midnight, whether or not that Is their regular stopping time, nnd remain on strike until further notice from their duty acci edited representatives," A committee of one member each from tho printing, metal, building, textile and transportation trades was appointed to wait upon the select and common conn I ells to-morrow afternoon nnd piesenl pledging their moral nnd flnaneinl sup- copies of the resolutions and proclama GRAND ISLE. Yes. Alhtinn no by majority of two. Brand Isle Isle La Motte, yes. North Hero 11 Bouth Hero St No. port to the cause of their Philadelphia brethren. Resolutions worn adopted rondemnlng the attitude of the traction company, by which, It was slated, business had been affected to such an extent that thousands of persons, not directly Interested In the strike, had been thrown out of employ- ment,.CouncllH were called upon to Insist thut Mayor Reyburn us his prerogative aa chlaf eiecutlvo of the elty and Im mediately serve notice on tho Philadel phia Rapid Transit company that It must kubmlt to arbitration as the public, which he represents, demands, and that he re turn the police to their regular posta of duty and cease using them to man the trolley cars. I)1CCUR13 WAR ON CAPITALISTS. in a proclamation addressed to the trades' unions of Philadelphia and their sympathizers, the rrlevancrs of the car men against the corporation are recited in detail. "in the ranks of organized labor," the document proceeds, "an Injury to one Is the concern ef all, and therefore all union I lot). BCS1NKHM .MI'.N ANXIOCS. Whllo labor loaders from every organ ized trade In the city wcio busy to-day planning for tho general strike of union labor In sympathy with the striking car men, leading business men from all soo tlons of the city ndopted strong resolu tlons calling upon tho Rapid Transit com pany to submit to arbitration. Copies of the resolutions will be presented at n meeting of tho councils to-morrow, when the councllimn ll he called upon to demand that the company bring the strike to an end. Mayor iteybuin to-day said he would maintain the position of refusing to be a party to any nrtiitr.Wlon proceedings, een If It caused liliu to break with tho republican oignnlz-itlon, When ho w,ul visited by a committer from the United Businessmen's association composed of lending businessmen from every section of the city he said that potent political leaders had alreody urged him to change (Continue Kucniirneliig IteMill from llynnmlt Ing Wnler Loiters Tvto I'eet. ftlea, N. Y , March 2. -The persistent efforts of ganns of powder men, who true been endeavoring to break the lep Jam at Herkimer, have begun to bttm: forth encouraging results and while the congestion has not been completely brolten a narrow channel has been foreid thtough which tho long checked waters are now Hotting. More than the tons of dynamite were exploded at the mouth of West Canada creek to-day. The blast Ing Is being done by four sepaiate gangs of men representing thu State department of public work', the village department of public works, the New York Central railroad und the Utiea At Mohawk Vallev Hallway company. It was estimated at nine o'clock to night that th water In the village streets had receded fully two feet slnco noon and tho people of tho village :ib ;i unit are taking an optimistic view of th general situation. It la now believed that the flood has spent Its force and further extension of damage Is quite Improbable Fortunately tho telephone service In the village has not been Interrupted to any extent at any time and the vlllae au thorities have been able to keep In closo touch throughout with conditions among the people ot the village anil no one hn'i been iillotv.il to suffer fiom want of food If his or her wants were mado known. COAL SHNT FROM UTICA. Prompt relief stops have been taken both In Hei-Kmicr and other places In tho vicinity. A subscription list was stait ed In the village to-day and MVnrnl hundred dollars wore subscrlbtd for the flood victims. Tho Utica chamber of commeice took up the matter actively to day and a substantial sum has been sub sctlbed In this city. Mayor (Irogau of Herkimer advised S-Veietary Cole of the t tlca ciinmner of lommercn this afternoon that coal was uiirontly needed In the village und a carload of coal left I'tlca for Herkimer an hour later. Tho State armory at I'tlca and the I'tlca Young Men's Christian association building have been offoied to as many llerkl mnr famllle" as theso buildings will accommodate. Superintendent of Public Works Sluytor of Herkimer succeeded in re establishing the municipal water sup ply system to-night and announced that theie was llltio likelihood of tho service again being Interrupted. The village Is now fully protected should fire break out In any part of tho town. CAS PLANT A OA IN WORKING. Tho go l)ln"' ls ,lBaln I" operation and the village Is not entirely without light to-night. Tho I'tlca Oas ft Electric com pany which furnishes some electric power In tho village nilvlced Mayor tlrogan to night that the company wns toady to furnish fi'?0 power to re-establish the municipal electric lighting system of the village until fi'di time as the municipal plant can again be operated. A gang of I'tlca electricians will go to Herkimer In the morning to connect tho system with the I'tlca power and It Is expected that the village ttlll bo fully lighted by to-morrow night. aKNKSUH RIVER SLOWLY RISlNd. Rochester, 11. V March 2. Tho level of tho Genesee river Is slowly rising, at the rate of an inch nnd a half an hour, but tho channel Is clear and tho river Is still three and a half feet below the dan ger point, Tho water up the liver ls spreading out somewhat ovor tho low lauds and the highway between Cleniseo MIDDLEEURY. L. O. Allen ls qulto ill. Mrs. Klla M. Wright of Fltchburtf, Mass., who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. William Buckley, 1ms returned home. Miss Alice Ttockwood has returned from California, where sho has been for a year. Ralph Corkran, oldest son of Rev. and Mrs. IJ. It. Cotkrati has gone to Toullney, whore bo has a po sition In a bnnk. Rev. .loseph I'.. King has relumed to Fort IMward, N. Y. Street Commissioner lieoi-RO Hammond had a larRo force of tennis and men at work on Mr In s treet Pitturdny remov ing snow. -Bishop Hnll conducted both Ibo morning and evening st tlces nt tho St. .Stephens Church Sun day. There was n larf-rs attendance and a large class was confirmed. Mrs. Alon;:o St. rotor, who had nil attao",: ot heart trouble on the snoot Thurs day, Is "oincwhnt Improved. R.-v. WUHam W. Smith, called hero by the ickness of his ilausrl tor. MNs Pamela Smith, has leturned to ' oh-hetor. loorgo Wilson, who has boon si k for six weeks with heart tiouble. Is no cttP,.. Mrs. Mabel Cottiell Is with her sister. Mrs. A. W Varnoy In Ben nington. Dr. and Mrs Munsoy have returned to Suticook. N. II. after a sot-oral months st.iv with their daugh ter, Mrs. Philip Crane. Frank (.'lough of Ashland. Ohio. 1 spending some time with rein M to lore anil In Wey- rldffo. R-Senator John W. Stewart mil his daughter, Mrs. .Tpslea Sylves ter, have returned to Now torn. 1 lie Ladles Association for Homo and For- ign Missions mot with Mrs. W. II. Brewster Tuesday afternoon. the lep Sl-tors have toinoved their stock of millinery from the Lawrence block into tho store vacated by H. M. Sever- lllc. .Mrs. i F. llathorno, In Chicago for the past thiee weeks, has relurn- d home. William Manner, n lifelong resident of Mlddlebnry, died at the homo of his brother, .1. C. Manney, Sunday night, aft er an Illness of about four years, originat ing In an Injury received In n fall. Mr. Manney was 71 years old. He leaves two brothers, Robert Manney and John C. Manney, both of Mlddlebnry. The funeral was held at the homo at ton o'clock Wednesday morning and the burial wa m the west cemetery. I no maw or the last two days has put tho loads from Mlddlobury to the neighboring towns In a most wretched condition. Mr. anil Mrs. Blood have had born to them a pair of twin bo-.Vnlney Varuey and fam ily nre moving to Bristol, where Mr. Varnoy has secured a position. Frank A. Farr, a HtHong resident of Hast Mlddlobury. died theio Saturday even ing, after on illness of several weeks with cancer, of the liver, nt tho age of n year". Mr. Farr loaves a wire and a hi other, Henry I. Farr of Ilralntreo. For tho most of hN life ho was an active business man In Fast Mlddlobury and nas for feveral yea is the owner nnd WOULD LIKE TO SEE BEEF GO DP "Trust Will Lower Prices When Peoplo Can No Longer Afford to Buy." landlord of the Olen House at that place, us his father had been bofnri him. The funeral was held at tho house at two o'clock Wednesday nfternoon. Fred La Pan Is In Boston. Mr. and Mrs Charles A. Knrle have sold their farm In tho south part of tho town to Prof. V.. 1). Collins of Mlddlebnry College. Iyon O. Allen, who has boon threatened with pneumonia, is able to ill up. There are unclaimed letters at the local post- olllce addressed to Mrs. Frank 1ipolnt Mm. H.itile Pratt, Miss Lillian Baldvln, Miss Florence Harmon, Harry 0 Hall and William Ranoy. Mr. nnd Mrs. James. Fan ell of Rutland nre visiting her pnientF, .Mr. nnd Mis. Patrick Me.Mahon -Mrs.' Charles Bullock has returned from Rutland Wllllim Wrlgnt shot an nrtlc or snowy owl Saturday that measured ill Ineb.'s from tip to tip. This Is the third one of tho Hpecles to bo killed here this winter. It Is thought that the birds have been driven near houses by tin heavy snowfall. Charles Otis has a two-year-old HoNieln heltVr that ls giving l'l pounds, of milk every 21 hoin s. Miss Kll.'.abcth O'Leary of Lawrence, Ms.. is a visitor In town. Monday, market day, eggs brought from 2f. to 27 emts and butter Jl and 27 cents. Tho cattle shipment from this section Monday con sisted of throe carloads for the Now York and Brighton markets. Chat les Whltlmoio, an employe of tho tin en Mountain Pulp company, had three thuers on his left hand cut otf wl He opornting the barker machine Saturday. .'lss Bertha Gllmore has returned from llttsfoid. Tuesday's town meeting was not very largely attended, only a third of the voters being out owing to the bad condi tion of tho roads. James B. Donoway called tho meeting to older and was re elected moderator as was Joseph M. Burko town clerk.. For Memorinl day $l('i was voted, ?65 for use in the village and JSf. for Cut Mlddlobury. Later a committee ot four was chosen to have charge of the expenditure of this money, the members of tho committee being Charles F. Rich, Thomas F. Burns, Hanson S. Benedict and Clynton W. TIs- dale. For free open air concerts by the Mlddlebury band JSC" was voted. Colonel B.ittell oftered to give $'00 out of his own pocket If the town would vote tho Jjoa pronoaeJ for cernmnent highway.' tho whole sum to lie expended under the di rection of the selectmen without any reference to the State highway commis sioner and county highway commissioner, and a motion to this effect was carried. Fifty cents on the dollnr was voted for thn ordinary expenses of the town and the payment of outstanding obligations, a tax of f i cents on the dollar was voted for the school districts In town outside of the village and a tax of 20 cents on tho dollar for laying out and repairing the hlghttays in the town. Thomas F. Burns was -boson third selectman, Charles F. Ilnnoy, treasurer nnd trustee of public money; William M. Jackson, overseer of tho poor, and his salary placed at JU"1: 1 haries J. F-oly, first con stable; K. M. Day. second constable; William II. Bliss, town agent; Ira II. IjiFleur and Chnrk-i I. Button, grand jutors; C. P. Miner, lister; school direc tor, Roy Sessions; Jc hn Hammond, road RANCH WOMAN TALKS Lady Graco Tells of Her Expe iences While Raising Cattle and Sheep in the State of Wyoming. (Contlnoeil on page DEAD UNDER MASS OF SNOW MAY REACH A TOTAL OF 84 Few of 67 Missing Will 3e Res cued from Gulch in Which Two Trains Aro Buried SEVENTEEN THE KNOWN DEAD Thoss Who Escaped Too Hysteri cal to Describe the Avalanche t Rescuers Working Desperately. One woman was rescued from a Pull man after 12 hours Imprisonment under the snow. Brakeman Duncan and Conductors Pureed and Clary, who were In one of the cars that wai smashed to splinters, escaped with slight brultes. In bare feet they wcrked for hours helping the In jured and savin those caught under tho wreckage. Mrs. Stairett of Chemalnus, B. C and ono child, were saved, but two ot her child! en were Mlltd. All the Inju'.el are being caied for at Wellington and Scenic. It Is thought all will recover. It is now said that the reason the train was not kept in the tunnel, where It would hove escaped the slide, was that passengers feared they would be blocked In and suffocattd tline LOGS ROLLED OVER BOY. (Continue on pas 12.) F.verctt, Wah March 2. The dead in the Wellington avalanche, based on it list of dead and missing given out to-night by otllcers of tho Croat Northern railroad, may reach a total of 84 before tho rescuers roach tho bottom of tho mas of snow and ttreckago that crushed two trains Into a deep gulch, Whllo only eight passengers and nine railroad employes aro known to be dead, 3 passengers nnd 29 employes of tho road nre miss ing. Railroad mei think few of tho missing will be roeovurod If they are burled under tho snow. Although IS hours have passed since tho snow slide, no detailed account has boon received of what happened. Tho only stories of tho disaster liavo come from thoso who, crawled ovor thu mountain trails. Snvcrnl men on arriving at iconic, tho nearest rail road station, woro unable to dosciibo what thoy had seen. Tho perils of their descent of tho mountain had mado them hysterical. To add to tho dlfllctiltles. tho only telegraph wires Into Kceulo failed to night, t RlOSCriCRH WORK DF.SP17RATF.LY. Rescue pal ties aro working desporntely to recover the passengers fiom tho burled J cohos. The day coach and tho smoking cat have not yet beou found. They were smashed Uat It li sold. Stnvte I.ml Was Plnjiiiir In .11111 Yard I tendered I'iiooiikcIoiim. Btotve, March 2. Tho eight-year-old son of Guorgo Lawrence, went, to-day to the mill yard of CI A. Simmons In Stowe Hollow, where his father nnd bi other were working, and began to play on a pile of logs. A slide was started and eight or nine logs rolled over the little follow, One struck him on the head and he was knocked dowi nnd rendered tin conscious. When discovered It was thought he wns dead but ho Is iccover- Ing rapidly from his lujuiles this evening It Is thougr. . no bones were broken, CANADA, TOO, SUFFERS FROM HIGH PRICES Washington, Mnrch 2 Senator Lodge, chaltman of the select committee appoint ed to Investigate tho Increased cost of living, to-day presented some Interesting data In reference to tho same subject in Canada, In i espouse to his remicst, he received from John n. Foster, the American con sul-geueial nt Canada, advanco proof sheets of u report of an Investigation by the Canadian department of labor. It shows that In tho Inst Id years rents had advanced about 40 per cent, In the principal cities of Cannda and tlieie had been a corrcrpondtuK Increase in food stuffs, Now York, Mnrch 2. "I would like t see the price of beef go so high that th people in this country could not afford lo buy It. Then we would sell all out cattle abroad for a reason and the beef trust would be forced to make a. reae sonable price. That is one way of solv ing the question." This 1 what Lady Oraee 13. Mackenzie has to say about the Increased cost of lit Ing from the view point of a womajj who owns. 12,Wo acres, live ranch houses, 2,'rt) cattle and 3y,ono sheep, all In the sovereign State of Wyoming. "Yes," said this titled lady with a smile, "I speak the language of tho West without an accent. I have, lived In Wyom ing seven years and that ls long enough to learn any language. My French I keep for Parisians, my English accent for my visits homo nnd my 'American' for Wyoming. I speak so my cowpunch crs can understand mo and If I ever have to reprove them very sternly I speak in French, which they do not understand and imagine I am complimenting them. MIGHT PASS FOR WESTERNER. Not exactly the sort nf talk ono mlsrW expe;t from a dtled Scotch woman, bu, neither ls Uady Grace the rort of a titled Scotch woman tflenest found at the Wal dotf. She might imps anywhere for a western woman, born and bred on the innge. Of mote than average height and beautiful of face and figure, the life of a ranchttoman seems a strange one for this woman to lead. "It began by my Inheriting a ranch In Wyoming." said she. "I thought the Ufa offered the chance for excitement for ad venture, and I camo to this country nnd rttld down to loam the business of stock raising. Then I hought other ranches until now I own rive, all In ''ook county, with head-iuarters 0 miles from the railroad. "Now I want to sell out. Tbiio Is money In the cattlo business on e moro, wo r.ll mado money last staiou, but ihe romance of life In the West has gone and will never return. The West l-n't wild any more. When the range went, tho romanco went with It, and now I feed nil my own stock. Ufa on a lanch without a roond-up ls no morn exciting than e.uy ether .lnd o farm ing. 'P.OO.SKYELT DID t'S AN INJCRT." "Tho cattle business is Just beginning to be profitable again. Like all th western cattle and sheep owners, I feel that Mr. Roosevlt, while President, did Us a grent injury. When the beei scandal came on wo suffered, and partly through tho acts of tho President. Wa had always felt that he was a western man: that ho understood conditions out West, but the raids of tho fcovernmont Inspectors worked a great hardship on us. Tho beef scandal killed the foreign market, and we wero forced to sell out stock for just what the trust wished to offer us, und between the beef trust and railroads we have had to fight for nir very lives. Tho smaller owners went aider. "As to the preent high prices, they make for our welfare because we get high price for our cattle on the hoof, would like to see the price of beef go so high that tho people "f this coun- oould not afford to buy It, and that would force us to sell abroad. Then the trust would maka reasonable price isalu. One way to kill a trust Is to refuse o make a market for the pro duct, and If that ls done In this country prices will come down within reason. STRANG17 m.'SINi:S3 FOR WOMAN. "A strange business for a woman? Perhaps, but I always liked it. I have. made a study of stock raising. I manago the Ave ranches myself, and I believe I can ride a range bred horse as well ns any woman In that part of the country. There ls plenty of 100m out there for a wild hoi so to run. Coming over on the Savole there wore. only a few passengers and 1 entertained them with btoiles of life In the West and on the rattle ranges. t uen me snip paper wns published, there on the front page, was a picture of 'Old Steamboat' and an account ot the last Frontier Day celehraion at Cheyenne. Just imagine Old Hteaboat, fifteen hundred miles at stn!" Old Steamboat, It may bo explained, It the worst horse In Wyoming, a big black outlaw who makes and unmakes th rough tiding champions of the West. Old Steamboat Is a State institution in Wyo ming, tvnere he Is nlmost as popular aa Senator Warren. Lady Grace has seen him perform on several occasions, and It may be stated for her that she knows tha difference between a "sunflsher," "a twister" nnd a "strnlghtaway buckcr," and speaks the language of the cow punchers with ease and facility. Lady Grace left New York to-day n.i she wishes to be "at home" when tha sheep shearing begins. HOGS AT OVER $10. C'ljlcaso, March 2 Three carloads of hogs sold for $10.10 per hundred pound! heie to-day, Plltsbutjr, March 2 A rise of five cent! oter yesterday, brought tho price of prim heavyweight hogs up lo $10.20 at the local Cleveland, Match 2 The highest price ever recorded for hogs In the local mar ket was reached to-day, when they wera quoted at $10.10. The Civil War recorC was 110.