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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES.- THURSDAY, .TUNE 23, 1010. THE WERKliT FRRB ritESS, Bents per copy, CO cents (or Ix months. 11.00 per year, postage paid. Advertisements nnd subscriptions re reived at tho olHco, 189 College street. Full advertising rates sent on applies, tlon. Accounts ennnot be opened for sub scriptions. Subscribers will please re mlt with order. Nnmos are not ontered until payment Is received, and nil papers nro stopped at tho ond of the tlmo paid for. Remittance at the risk of tho sub. ncrlbor unless mndo by registered let' tir, or by cheek or postal order pay. fclo to tho publishers. The Onto whon the subscription ex plres Is on tho nddress-label of each pnper. tho chnnpre of which to a sib sequent date becomes a receipt for re mittance. No other receipt Is sent un less requested. Tho receipt of the paper Is a sufficient receipt for tho first subscription. Whon a ehnnge of address Is desired, tiofh tho old and new addresses should be Riven. Terms ei.OO n Year. In Advance. DAILY by mull (14.00 a yrnr In ndvnnre. RATE IN CAN AHA. tlAII.Y fl.00 n year In advance, WKniCIiY... ?2.00 year In advance. fiu:e puf.ss association. Publishers, IltirltliEton, Tt. RlRLINGTO.V, THFRKDAY, JI'NB M. WANTED. When you want anything, advertise In tho new special column of this paper. Gome bargains nro effored thero this week which It will pay you to rend about. Seo pnno two. This pnper has moro than "3,000 readers every week and one cent a word will reach them all. Present campaign Invective In Ver mont seems tamo as compared with that In which Mlddlebury makes tho Romans lndulgo nt times. Harmon Is as gocd as nominated for the prcsl loncy ho far as the Ohio dem ocrats aro concerned, but tho nomina tion lias not n.-celved an "O. K.'' from Lincoln, Neb. Read over the State republican plat form, prepared tentatively, ami print ed elsewhere and try to think what you would say If you wore to dis agree In any wny. That Is the way to talk about tho platform whtln theic Is opportunity to talk to some purpose. It OMAN II A MA IN VI3UMONT. Tho Roman drama presented at Mld dlebury College Tuesday is fully re viewed In our now column, and wo thall take space In this connection simply to speak of tho significance of this production. It means something In this ngo when the Creel: nnd Latin classics aio falling Into neglect so generally bocauso of the hurry of peo plo to get Into their chosen profession ivlthout that broad foundation tho )others deemed essential, that an In Jtltutlon In Vermont should present ?n tho stago with over ono hundred aharacters a groat production using the language of tho Romans. One Instinctively compares this Ro ian drama with tho Greek play pro duced bo successfully In tho Stadium St Harvard, and It must bo stated that Ihe Vermont production bears tho test well. While tho Oieek play at Cam fcrldgo involved a vastly greater ex penditure of monoy with Its Importa tion of thoroughbred horses specially for tho occasion and tho erection of a classic structure as a background fur nn outdoor performance, tho Middle bury drama compared favorably with ti o other In elaborateness of costum ing, historically correct, and involv ing" brilliant color effects ns well as irreat variety In design. Moreover tho latter embraced a series of elab orate stage settings mndo possible by ti temporary auditorium erected for tho purpore, including representations of Jupiter Stntor, the Roman Sonata in tesslon for the trial of Cnlatlno ron hplrutor.s, tho Roman Forum, the Cur la, during th( splendid Feast of Roses, nnd tho interiors of two Roman homes of tho highest order nil affording a vivid Idea of life, language, Intrigue, politics, music, tho torpslchoronn art, nnd the home surroundings In tho time of Cicero, All this was made possible by the princely bciicllconco of a big-hearted citizen, and tills production, combin ing the truly artistic with tho classic, makes ono wonder why more people fit wealth do not neo tho wonder ful possibilities tlioy can open up to tho aosthettc sense of tho world by thu exorcise of a llttlo thought, finan cially lubricntcd. CIJITTMNHUN COUNTY Itni'UHM CANS. Tlin republicans of Chittenden coun ty hold a convention Tuesday which was characterized by good feeling and Just enough of contest to Impart a lively lntorost and a spirit of enthusi asm to the gathsrlng. It chose a ticket which represents all factions and in terests In tho party, nnd which, there fore, In certain to receive solid sup port at the polls In September. The candidates for senators am all men of experience In public affairs, nnd they will make efficient men in tho upper branch of the Legislature. Mr. Powell, the Ilurlington candidate, vas assistant clerk of Ilouso ono session, was secretary of crvll nnd military affairs to Governor Wood bury, and he was also secretary of the penate for three sessions. The work fri that body will not bo new to him, therefore, and tho experience gained thereby will bo of marked use to him In the next Senate, John A. Smith, the candidate for senator from the ''north sldo" of tho nvinooski rtver, represented Jericho In tho House In 1002, nnd xvns an effi cient worker In that body, having boen the Chittenden county representative on the goucial committee, llo 1.1 spoken of In the. highest torms by those who know him best. Cloorgo Tit, Norton of Huntington, candidate for senator fiom tho "south" sldo, represented his town In tho legislature In 189(3, and won tho Chit tendon county member of tho commit tee on agriculture. Ho has been door keeper, so that his experience nt Montpeller has been vnrlod to n degree that will bo of manifold assistance to li I m In til o Senate and he has also boon town llstor. It is evident from this summary that Chittenden county will havo efficient representation In tho tipper branch of tho Legislature. H Is a source of general satisfac tion that Mr. Illgxvood, speaking for tho Colchester delegation, expressed tho purpose of the town to heal differ ences, which have arisen In connection with tho consideration of the name of ox-Rcpresohtntlvo C. II. Stcx-t-ns ns sonntor, nnd tho outlook Is favorable for tho representation of that town In the Senate two years from now, when by precedent the nomination will go to Colchester. Assistant Judga U. W. Quinn, In ac cordance with precedent, was nomi nated for a second term, so that If re elected, he will become tho senior Judge. Ho has given jtcnornl satis faction by the manner In which ho has discharged his duties both In court and In Joint charge with Judge liar ber of the county's Institutions nnd Interests, and having with him con stituted a county bench of unusual acceptability. It looked for a time as though South Ilurlington would persist In pressing two names for direct or Indirect con sideration In connection with two dif ferent offices by the convention, there by imperiling what chance tho town had to sccura representation on the county ticket. It is now evident that tho withdrawal of ov-Rcprescntativo It It. Wheeler from tho senatorial contest was a good stroke for the town; for it cnabb'd it to sccuto the nomination of Mr. Lincoln Merriliew. for assistant Judge, a result brought abou In no xmnll degree by tho gen uii! recognition of tho fart that South Ilurlington had not been recognized substantially by the county for about a score of years. Mr. Merrihew is highly esteemed wherever he Is known, and that he Is well qualified to look out for the county's property and Interests Is in dicated by the extent ti which his townsmen have called him to places or lesponslblllty in connection with tho management of town affairs, lie ha. been a selectman for four years, part of the time as first selectman, and he has also been a lister. Ho will make an efficient as well as a thoroughly upright Judge. Former City Attorney James li. Mn- rombcr, nominated for Judge of pro bate, is recognized as one of Rurllng ton's most sterling young men, com bining as ho does, Judicial and busi ness qualifications to a noteworthy degree. Ills nnmr will add strength to tho ticket, and the people will have tho highest respect for his decisions, as well as confidence In his disposal of the many important cases Involving estimates which come within the Jur isdiction of tho Judge of probate. It should bo stated In this connection that It Is not often voters are called upon to chooso between aspirants for office who havo more qualities In com mon that Mr. Maromber and ex State's Attorney Sherman, who at ono tlmo so nearly had the nomination within his ftiasp. Suffice to say In thin connection, Mr. Sherman is tho stuff of which sterling republicans are made, and ho will bo found yielding gracefully to thu voles of the conven tion, and giving loyal as well us able support to tho tlc.kot next September. Statu'n Attorney Shaw has made a zealous and efficient public official, and it was taken for granted that In would bo his own successor on the ticket. Mr. Sherman R. Moulton baa no need to bo ashamed of tho hand some showing he made, though defeat ed, and ho has put himself well In lino tor consideration In the future. Sheriff James II. Allen has been a faithful and satisfactory public official, and ho deserved tho unanimous en dorsement ho received at the hands of tho convention. If It should ever become necessary to arrost tho sheriff, which Is not anticipated, long Incum bency In ofilco has prepared High Ralltff Itomoo A. Norton to perfoim that duty with thoroughness, If not with despatch. Ah wo havo already Intimated tho republicans havo put a Hut of good workers Into tho field as candidates for tho various county offices, and all republicans will work enthusiastically for a splendid victory at tho polls. wni.conn to hoosi:vi:i,t. Theodore Roosovolt went abroad tho fjrst citizen of tho I'ulted States; ho retains tho first rltlzon of tho world. This sentlmont, generally ex pressed, sums up tho estimation in which America's only living cx-Prcsl-dont Is hold at tho present time. Tills thought was rellected In tho tremen dous ovation ho received on Saturday In tho American metropolis. It Is not necessnry to repeat hero the story of tho remarkable recoptlou oxtondod to Roosevelt In Naw York, which Is fully narrated In our news columns. It Is sufficient to say that It was simply n repetition, but on a broader scalo, of tho tributes ho has been receiving over slnco ho emerged from Africa, and which ho will con- tlnuo to receive wherever ho appears ns a guest In tho United States. Tho question wnlch naturally nuir gosts ltnolf Is What will Roosevelt dq? I'erhapn somo people, llko tho New York World, are troubled by tho question what ''Will Roosevelt do with ns?" our distinguished cl'.'.ten has an swered this question In a general way In tho following oxtrnct taken from his icsponso to tho address of wel conio extended to htm by Mayor tlaynor of Now York; I have been nwny a year and a quartor from America, nnd I have seen strange nnd Interesting things allko In tho heart of tho frowning wlldemosfi and In tho capitals of tho mightiest nnd most highly polished of civilized nations. I have thor oughly enjoyed myself, nnd now I am moro glad than I ran say to get homo, to bo back In my oxxn country, back nmong peoplo I love. And I nm ready and eager to do my part, so far as I am ablo. In helping solvo problems which must be solved If wo of this, tho greatest democratic re public upon which tha sun has ever shone, nro to seo Its destinies riso to I ho high level of our hopos and Its opportunities. This Is tho duty of every citizen, but It Is peculiarly my duty; for any man who has ever been honored by being mado President of the United States is thereby forever after len deied the debtor of the American peoplo, and Is bound throughout his life to remember this as his prime ob ligation, nnd in private life as much as in public life, so to carry himself that the American peoplo may never have en use to feel regret that onco they placed him at their head. llelng Interpreted, this means that Theodore Roosevelt will not retire to private llfo and hold his hands. In deed, It would bo nn utter Impossi bility to conceive of his adopting this course. Rut will ho "help solvo tho nation's problems" by entering the po litical field; tir will ho seek the digni fied halls of the United Stntes Senate or will he decide to wield tho editor ial pen at the bend of some great dally newspapers of the country, ns litis been suggested? He may determlno that the most npproprlnto means of servlco is tho occasional nddress which, delivered from him ns a private citizen, would always bo hailed with open ears In whatever part of tho country he might consent to appear, and which would bo reproduced In tho columns of the press throughout the country. Tho thought Impresses Itself that no man ever enjoyed the opportunity for helpful service that now presents It self to Theodore Roosevelt, nnd no ono can doubt that ho will take ad vantage of every opportunity of this character. He enn unquestionably again become President of the Unitod States, but ho will be forced to ask himself tho question, whether ho will not bo of greater use to tho American people as a mnn who will be listened to by nil with unpartlsun Interest, than as an executive Involved In con tests with tho loglslotlxc branch of our government, and antagonized by the Interests ho would surely assail in somo form or other. In this connection wo nre reminded that according to the news reports New York's famous financial district gave him one of the warmest greet ings he received on tho entire route. Nor have wo failed to overlook tho fact that Chairman Woodruff and a host of organization republicans of thu Umpire State weio on hand to welcome tho ox-President. This announcement brings the coun try face to face with tho fact that one of the first problems Theodore Roose velt may be asked to help solvo will be tho direct primary question, which thu New York Legislature will again consider at tho extra Jesslon begin ning to-day. Ho has unquestionably heard all about this already from Sen ator Root, who met him abroad, and tho chances are he hns alieady mndo up his mind what to say. Ho Is un questionably tho leader of tho party In New York, and he will bo obeyed Implicitly by tho republican Unten ants, or "bosses," who havo grown up behoving that political orders should be obeyed by tho "organization" with military meekness and promptness. Then will como other problems, of a broader nature, and tho chances aru thnt ho will be kept busy, whother or not ho decides to take tho United Stntes senatorshlp ns tho successor of Senator Lopoxv. In any event Thoo doro Roosovolt will remain our fore most American, our most useful citi zen, and our most utllclunt worker In tho cause of a cleaner and bettor country. HIGH SCHOOL DEPARTURE. Principal Smith t IJrnltlrbnro Ini-niga- rnlus n Mynlem to DlfrcrenUMe Three ('Instr of Student. Snys u special correspondent of the -Springfield Republican: Tho now system of a graduated scalo of diplomas, as worked out by Principal R. R. Smith of tho Drattleboro high school, is commended by nil Interested In tint welfare of school work. Under this sys tem each student will havo a chance to earn thleo dlffeient grade diplomas, ac cording to his ability nnd disposition to work, Kach subject taught has beun given a certain number of units of credit, and tho diploma to bo given at tho ond of three, four or five years' work depends upon tho total number of credits combined Willi tho standing In tho subjuctr.. Tho tlrst Kindo diploma metins that tho stu dent has tukun studies aggregating ffi di ploma units, with a majority of A or H marks, an average of 8 per cent, for tho threo preceding years. In tho classical and latln-Hclentlflo courses this diploma will entitle tho holder to a collego entrance certificate. Tho second grade diploma will bo gtven to a pupil who has tafcyn a mini mum of 70 diploma units, with "a pBwdng grade of CC per cent, or moro. Tho third diploma will bo given for a minimum of cr. unit, with a passing grade of OS im; tent or more. Tho first jjrado diploma will be earned by most pupils in fOMr yenrs, but If n rmpll Is unable to accomplish this task In that time, then the opportunity Is open for a longer period. This gives the student of medium ability a chanco to tako five years In securing his prepatntnry train ing, In ordor to attain a grndo In each subject which Would givo a college en trance without conditions. This will un doubtedly snvo many a student from be ing handicapped nt tho beginning of his or her college course with n large num ber of entrance examinations to work off during their course. It may Induce some students from the beginning of their course to plan a five-year course, instead of taking ii post-graduate course, which some pursue now In order to got tho be.it posslblo preparation for their college course. Tho second grade diploma represents four years of nverugo work, while the third grndo may bo earned In three tir four years, according to the Inclination of each Individual pupil. This diploma will give tho girl or boy a chance to earn a diploma In three years, if ho or she does not wish to devoto moro than three years to high school work. It will also give the energetic, student of medium ability a chanco to earn something for his four years of work, while under the present system ho might not nttnln high enough standing to entitle him to n regular di ploma. In a largo number of the prepara tory schools throughout tho State this class of students Is pulled through some way, or clso they feel thnt nn Injustice lias been done them, for they claim thnt soin, other student with a lower standing has been given n diploma, Principal Smith's scheme of grading tho diplomas will un doubtedly commend itself to many other school authorities throughout tho State, In order to give each student an oppor tunity to secure at tho end of his high school carter Just what his work will warrant. KNOIIMOUS COST or CHIMF. ro you know thnt our rrtminnU cost un t3.rri,CC0 a day? I-o you know that I.Vi.Ci'O persons whom tho law never touches are engaged in tho systematic pursuit of crime as a bus Iness? Io you know that tho American pick pockets are as thoroughly organized as nny trades union? 130 you know thnt the pickpockets of New 1 ork retain the permanent services of ono of tho best-known criminal lawyers of the nlted States to look after their Interests" ? Do you know that there Is a certain wealthy resident of New York who owes his income to the fc' of prominent crim inals, who pay him to travel up and down the country ns a "fixer" between them nnd the police? Do you know thnt during the past ten vears the trnmp burglars of this country novo almost doubled? Ho you kriow- Hut let me emphasize the cost of our crimo from the selfish standpoint of tho dollar. The golden yield of wheat for the year WIS brought tho American nation a total of $;a-,,c),ono In every corner of the nation where men burrow underneath to find the fuel which warms them nbovo ground, the production of coal for this same period spreads its bulk to the plnnaelo of JlW.O'O.rtio Two sets of figures two widely vary ing hnrvests of the soil. Together thov will pass the btlllon-dollnr mark bv a margin of elght-flvo millions. In this snmo year of grace. American woo!, the shearings of the millions of sheep at tho four points of tho compnss, brought to the pockets of the American people ojiO.OO. lieforo us, wn now have threo columns of flguro, nr.d their combined tots! gives us tho giant's calculation of H,373,0i(no. This Is what crimo costs the American nation every year. Wo pause nghnst before the J5CI,W,nnO of our national debt. If American crimo could bo eliminated for eight months, the saving of tho country would liquidate thin obligation In full. Our Imports of merchandise for ono year are J100,0n0,00n less than the cost of our crime. The output of our gold nnd silver mines for onu year is equal to only half the cost of our crime. Lump the mar ket value of all our horses, our cattle and our sheep, and the cost of our criminals for ono yenr would Just balance the result. Kvery hour of tho twenty-four, wnother the nation Is asleep or awake, our crime costs us over $1M,0. Tho World To-day. FL1 PPA NT FAUCI K3. A racy remark "Oo!" A sidewalk Tho crab's. A parting word Divorce. The potter's field Ceramics. An crperntar in wool-Tho moth. A temporary loan The grnss widow. Sound to the corps A bugle mil. Tho world's greatest compotfer Sleep. Cool and bauklng-Tho chronic borrower. Tho deuce of clubs Cumin home from 'em. A bummer resort Putting on thinner clothing. Roston Transcript. ANOTHKtt MYSTI'RY. "Mosh 'shtr'ord'nary thing! Here 'fish middlo o' the night an' my ole watch '. li ! pointing' t" noon." Life. Right off (he bat our new lines of You will have a chance to know why before !on. You will call on us for complete lines from $10 a suit up. Chas.E. Pease & Co. Burlington & Winooslcl Hot Irate Sis Haye E NAZARETH SCHOOL. Orndimtlng llterclxrN Mondny Aft ernoon The .Medal Winners, The graduating exercises of the Naza reth school were held Miidav afternoon hi tho parish hull of St. Joseph's Church. The commencement dosed Tuesday, hn a trip to Fort Freddie wnii taken on the stentner Vermont. The Rt. Rev. J. M. Cloiireo, who bus been iU for tho pnst few weeks, awarded tho diplomas, although lie Is still In a weakened condi tion. The class numbeied 12 nnd all re ceived certificates In the commercial course. Tho Mnge was decorated with flowers nnd the program, furnished by Ihn members of tho class, was of an in teresting nature, The gold medal, presented by Albert (Irnvel for the highest uvirngo for the entire) course In French, wiis won by Leo Helot. A similar medal, donated by .MIm Lydla Lamm for piollclency In the rniiin study, was won by IMancho Pepin. Mayor Ituike addressed the cl.is.s befcue the eloi. of the exercises nnd spoke In n rumineiidn tory way of the work done by the Naza reth school In combining the teaehlng of religion and i Ighteousness with hnsltirM methods. The program; Hong, "over the Hills" Chorus Salutatory Mary Zcno French recitation, "Tho Telegraph," Leo Helot Hssny on Htiian Allen... IMmund Sliepaid French essay, "Tho Locomotive," Napoleon Lahlnnc Song, "There Is Hope lieyond the Slind- Chorus Lssay. "Cntliollcs During the Rovolution- ury War" Chniles St. Pierre, Atchblshop T.ifcchreau of Quebec, Mary Heauehemln Recitation, "Tho Wicck of tho Hesperus," Lena Helhumuer Valedictory Leo Helot Song, "Graduates' Farewell" Chorus Cunfcrilnc of diplomas, Thu Rt. Rev. J. M. Cloarec. Add I ess Mayor Purlin The members of tho graduating class nre Leo Helot, ''linrles St. Pierre, Ralph Heady, Kdmtmd Shepnid, Napoleon U-i-hlunc, Marie lienuchemin, Flutence Par las. Mary Zone, Hl.mch Pepin, Theresa Zeno, Annu J tto and Lena Helhumeur. GORE WARNED ROOSEVELT. 'If He llorM .Vut Progress, i:n,n M"lll He Pollened lly nlcrloo." To tho correspondent of the New York World, Senator (hue of Oklahoma said: "I havo title legnrd for Theodore Roose velt ns a private citizen. I hive no de sire to detract from his triumpu nor to nttempt to belittle the sentiment of wel come or of rejoicing that pervadetl New York recently. Personally, I bnvo been for Roose.-, it when I thought he wius right. I h.ivo been against him when r thought he was wrong. I knew that h.) has been both, frequently The trouble i. ..,. r..,' ,.. rn"," Is that his friends are unwilling to ac knowledge that the former Is ,m always true and his critics to acknowledge that it can be ever true. "The chief scciot of Roosevelt's suc cess lay In the fact that he always chose his enemies. Often ills enemies were those against whom tho hostility of thu nation had already been nroued. j9 victories were therefore often won before his fight was matched. "Roosevelt's principal rervlce to the country was In his ability to rouse tho masses to the splilt of progress and na tional development. He has called out tills splilt of progress. Has he the power, ot has he, moie than that, th- disposi tion to lead it onward? Tho people of Ameilca hne the faculty for following this spirit of progress when they have faith In the lender They followed Roose velt for this reason. "Col. Roosevelt is now In the mast dim cult and delicate posit on of his career. Has ho tho power to stand this greatest draft on his Uilent or his tact No ono ever accused him of having ta:t? If ho In to continue to progiess he mast leave behind those whom he ban created In his own Image. If he dues not now progress he will be left behind by that treat pop ular procession of which he delighted to Imagine himself both tho leader and Un ci tutor. "1 trust that tho progressives will havo Just csu-c to lejolce at ills return and that the stand-patters will be compelled tt. bewail it as a catastrophe. I hope that enlightened, rational reform will find In Roosevelt the ablest reformer, otherwise there may bo more of fact than of fiction In nil this back-froin-Hlba talk, for, iw 1 remember, tho return from F.lba wa fullowcd by the Campaign of the Hundred Days, nnd the Campaign of th Hundred Days was followed by Waterloo and u night without a d.uvn. nill CF.IIMS OF TIlT.t.M'S, (From the Youth's Companion.) Mont of tho deatlis from Fourth of July ncelilcnts are dun to tetanus or lockjaw. A toy pistol or n firecracker wounds u, Iiia s hand. Frequently the hand is dlrtv, and thu dirt, laden with tho genus of tetanus, In driven Into the flesh. Tetanus owes Its origin to a mlcr ,1)0 which enters tho circulatory sv.-uun through a wound. In former Units a wound made by a rusty nail was nicut ly di ended because of tho frequency with which lockjaw itsulted. Such wounds aro qultu as dancemus now as they .ru In other days but not because the 1..11 Is rusty, Rust alone has nothing to do with thu disease. One of the breedlng-plnces of the tetnnus germ Is the Intestines of duun Ti tle animals especially tho hursv. The city strerits, the village and rounuy roads and pasture-lands' 111 e, therefore, always Infected. The wounds from which lockjaw results aro most commonly on tho f.uje, hand or feet, bucauso these parts nie on posed; hut they may bo unj where. In the cas,. of children playing, tho hands nnd feet aro more likely to get dirty than oilier parts of the body. Moi.nver, the tlssiK-t nre herd and compact, and nro tena cious in retaining germs curried Into tho tlesli by a wound which punctures or lacerates, R Is also significant that most cn-.es of lockjaw result fiom slight, api-nrenlh un important wounds. The reason Is th.it they are neglected, whereas serious in Juries receive attention by 11 physician and are properly cleansed, I'nlesH tieated by the modern antitoxin method, tetanus Is fatal 1 the majority of eases, and even when tmt trentnient Is applied, promptness s f great Impor tance. Itest of .s tho preventhe ap plication of tho remedy. This should be sought In the cases f y W0lmi, , hands, face or feet, no matter how slight If tho wound is of, sc, u Klm, ,, surface dirt may have been driven Into tho flesh. a itnM.tiiKAni.i: farming miccns Klght J ears ago a veteinu of the Civil War, over sixty yenrs of ago, living with his wife in a two-room flat In Minne apolis, was Induced to go West. Thu man hud been u bicuim-tlvo engineer for thirty years; ho did not know a thing about funning. lie went to Chilkston, Wash Inglon, and In.- bis lifetime mixing. 1,0, In one utio of ground un which wcro n square, six-room house, 113 two-year-old fruit trees, a few vegetables, a half-dozen hnlf-ntarved chickens nnd a rubbish henp. Th ex-onijlncor went to work; first paying the son of the former owner Vl.tfl to clear away the rubbish. In the eight years ilmo not another cent lina been paid for labor. He studied nil Hie books ho could obtalnand n-skid questions freely of tho experienced. The first few months he drew hcnvlly en his pension; then he started to work In curli est. Ho pruned the fruit trees, sol out thirty others of dlffeient varieties, plow td up the old vegetables nnd planted now, replnccd the half-starved chickens with .i thoroughbred Spanish rooMcr and threo hens; built a chicken yard and owed Ihn ground enclosed to wheat. Next be mndo connections with nn Irriga tion flume passing his onc-nete much, and by a serle-j of taps nnd plugs made It possible to nm water down any row at any time. At tho end of tho first year this amateur farmer returned his pension money to Iho bank and put with It n pro lit from the year's, work. To-day that one-ncre ranch Is fiimous. The orchard contains 130 trees, Including eight varieties of peach, seven of cherry, four of apple; also pulm, apricot, quince, Ihigllsh walnut, Spanish chestnut and almond. Hetween the trees and on .mother tract nie grown berries nnd veg. tables, thirty or mere varieties, including potatoes, pens, beans, cucumbers, toma toes, beets, onloiir, squash, turnips, cab bage, str.iwbeirli's, grapes, currants, I'ooseberrles, raspberries nnd blnckbenies The wuven-wlrn fence around threo sides nt tho ar te fi.nns a ginfie arbor. In tho chicken yuid me 1T0 thoroughbred hens, which In one c;ir Inld over u.OV) eggs, selling at fi i,m 2o to 13 cents a dozen. Two bin. k Spanish liens kept In n pen of tliclr own lay nver KO eggs each year. The family has nil the eggs ami chickens h fired fur Its osn use and In ono ymr sold '&Q sittings for hatching purposes, at a dollar n si tting, and V chickens, rang ing in pi Ice fiom ,v, cents for a spring fiy to V. for n thoroughbred rooster. Tlie Designer for July. IMI.VI'Y MMMHH lir.CM'US. (From Tho Designer.) A Refreshing Summer Drink Tako plo plant when Just right for sauce mid pies, wash, peel nnd cut In small pieces Cook oft, using ns little water as possible. Strain through a Jells hag nnd to the Juice add sugar to taste with lemon, onn-fe or pineapple Julco to Klvo tin agreeable flavor. Heat again to tho boiling point, and bottle w'ule hut. I seal my bottles in this way; Place a cork In the center of a small square of thin muslin, and bring tho four corners up above the corks, so I can grasp t'lem with thumb and finger. I 'hen dip It into melted parulllno nnd crowd it tightly Into the bottle. It nukes a perfectly nht seal nnd so ensly re moved when i,i edod by means of the pro truding corners of cloth. Put up In this way It will keep nlmust Indefinitely and make u mc-t acceptable and refreshing L ,V " spoomuis of the syrup to a glassful of very cold water. Shrimp, Fresh Peas and Uggs This may be prepared in individual casseroles or ehiuing-dihh. Place a lump of butter (good size), or a liberal quantity of olive oil in the bottom, nnd when it gets very hot drop some eggs In gently, then tho shrimp, peas and capers; let tho mixturo remain over the lire Just long enough to poach tho eggs. Season to taste with salt, white pepper and cayenne. Roneless Rlrds Have pork tenderloin Froiichctl. that Is, cut In round slices. Make a bread di easing as for poultry and place a portion of it between two slices f the tendeiloln, holding them together with wooden toothpicks. Season with salt and pepper. Lay a piece of salt pork over each sldo nnd bako a rich brown. They will look veiy much like squabs and have the flavor of game. Removo tooth picks lieforo serving. This make-1 a very pleasing dish. Chinese Cookies Take one-quarter cup ful of butter, one-quarter cupful of lard, two cupfuls of the commonest brown sugar (tho kind that Is full of brown lumps), two inhlespooiifuls of cold water, one-quarter teaspoonful of soda, two cup fuls of pastry flour, one full teaspoonful of vanilla. Make In little balls tho size of .1 nutmeg; place four Inches apart In pan. Hake 20 minutes in .1 moderate oven. Do not butter tho iins. Let stand five min utes after removing from tho oven, then PO' inch onu from the pan. To be right tieo cookies should be full of holes and ieemblo lace work. The nre better nflc two days and will keep for weeks. Theso cockled are great favorites with tho men. An Rffoctivo Salad Garnish A salad garnish which may be varied to almost any extent Is made of cheese balls. Mash .1 Neufchatel or rie.im cheese, nddlng n lltt!-' cream or olive oil to moisten and paprika, salt and pepper to season. Mik ullh ground or broken nuts, if desired, or leave plain. For a ipring garnish, roll -01110 of the balls in .Milks ot hard-boiled tggs, put through a ncer. and some hi hupped parsley. For a mid-summer gar nish roll In chopped parsley or watur ci.iss -r in chopped boiled beets. For nn uittimn garnish, roll In chopped brown ilmonds or swuot green peppers. Plane Mange Nut Sundae-To one pint "f boiling milk, add two tablespoonf ills of ornstnrch. one of sugar and a pinch of 'alt dissolved In cold milk. Cook until It thickens and pour in molds. lieforo serving, sprinkle with nuts and pour over It a syrup made by cooking together ono squnro of chocolate, ono pint "f water and two-thirds of a cupful of sugar. Poll until It thickens. MIOUT WllIOIITN l. VIlltMOCT. (From the St. Johnsuury Caledonian.) The report of F. S. Ilolbrook, special lepriser.tntlvcs of the bureau of stand ards, department of commerce, Wnshlnc ton, nt the conference in Mnmpeller Inst week, called by Guv. ti. Prouly to ll-.-iiss weights nnd uiensures, showed hat 1 per cent, of the scales n Ver mont wne Incorrect nn.l thnt 80 per cent of these were 11I.01 1 xvclqht. I.lqu.d measure was ght-n when the ui called lor dry measure nnd the conRumrr-u,.iH . luutxd nnd honest competition stifled. I'rlnt butter was foi.nd oue-eiKlith of a pound short, and onions, potatoes and apples lrom two to live pounds (holt on a bushel. These statements show that the people of Vctmont have been too Indifferent ti'gaidlng tlie short xx eight and measure xll Kach town for years hns been elect ing a n-iilcr of weights and measures imply ns a Joke and accepting less than it paid for as a result. Tho law we havo Is believed to be Inadequate and a com mittee of flvo was appointed to draft a bill to be presented to tho Legislature this fall which will provide for tho ap pointment of n Klato sealer of xvelghts and nicasuies. As already shown this Is a serious matter and thinking people throughout the Ktato should give this matter Immediate thought in order thnt tho sentiment of tho people may be clear ly expressed to the various toxvn rojite ditutlvcs before they stmt for Mont-l'i-ller It Is time the people net for their own protection In this fraud. "R. F. D." Throe nilllnn I.rllirs n y,Br Hear Those InltlnN, (Fiom tho Rookkeeper.) The rural free dclh.,v , , r-I nf r Fulled States meant) the di 1 rt'. jr . . ,1 nearly ,0iej,C",(Ml letters an. I par-el- , . ntinlly along the highways mel b.-w t of every Slate and Terrll, ry f !,,., , 4 to Alaska. A fun e of 4! no earrh is 1 y go oeer the route t as u-i.l t th. 1 Fringing the ti. HI t, t 1 farmer r ,, costs the nation fx-;. mo 00 (l .(.,ir !tl , ni les for tlie cii,-i i t 1 v; . ., ,,f r ,r Ing new nailer, I'mImi.iIi - ., payments of Inspnetru -,. . 1 a . clerks nnd chief of hurt mi . To secure Information t-, 11,1., , t In routes and car tiers, w' e . , ,1 ci-ssary, to tnlillh tie.v ro,.-, . ,. reconl ami tubulate sti-i-t(4 ,lM 1 , for tho poslmnKt'T-gcn, 1 nl is we ,, 1 , the public, a fun- of ,,r, . lpi j,... , required In Wnshh, -ton. 1,1 epitc - , grat amount r.f -n.ee u.,ik aid spondcnce tli.it nni-t be fi-,' i,'l ,1 , - Over a mllll-n inir- ,. r-.- l answered by th" d-p.irt-n.-nt of ri.ril ( dcilw-ry In a year. M.u , fJf th celved nro mi rely nd-lrc-wii to t1 part merit. To fnvu time of oper.ln.- -reading missives not properly dire '. ( a pnrt of the work or th- milling . It Includes a prh.ito i-ioninc,. t',- , -y which every letter r-ci 'v-1 or 1 . t to rural delivery mi.st ,,e ICvrry ono or the lulf n i inn nrd letter. sent from tt t- -lercir' copied for record by n me- anic.u , which saves the isb-.r -if , bun-ir-Ing clerks even vher- Mo h.in-l , press or the carbon rut: . .1 hns ' ployed. A force, of on;.. ; 1- ed In this section, yet in n-l-lr handling nnd copying m.-r thc ' dally record of nil th-i o-i'! iy f ,r expenses of the depnrttmrt ;i- ,1 examine the hundreds -,f l iter- -1 celve-1 which must 1 r-t'in . 1 , postofllco where tin s!...u'il 1 .1 , , directed. What the pen c dees In pucnttons ror new rr,;-r . e.-u-ri-rs, decisions -,f tie- , . payments nnd re-i !; t -. I- ; ! postotilct- riewspnp. r Fuh.ishr.l day by tho act o intlng s-ction. record of what e ei v one in till counting h-ii'se. Including -ho . pos-mnster-geiirral I. p. n'f. k .'very Important Item of s' uls-i -Hinted In type. The esprit do corps r,f !'- -delivery Is best M; -wn I, ' 1 I f: nual repert. During tl-e - that out of tho ll.oM In . . . , total dismlsFu's for c.t .. les thun the 'otal r, :u , - ,', The reus. ins for !.-" , . cipally Iii-i-i.ipr t -.. a; ' Instruction". No -I:--:.'- - ( ,r teallng from tl.- ,1 . t esty were 011 the ! : , , , different kinds nfmi: deed remarkable !- - ,, . - . fulness and speaks well fsi t.'.e- ui anima tion. PRIZES AWARDED. nrniliintlng nit-relics of CnfhcdrrA firnintiinr hclino! Weld .Mondny. St. Mury's ball was crowded Monday evening when tho graduating exercises r-l the Cnthe-lral Grammar school were he 1 and dlplomns weio conferred upon -f graduates. The program consisted of omi exceedingly clever articles by member., of the class nnd somo enJoabIe musl .,1 numbers, rendered by the chorus, wlv It showed much enreful training. The n -dress to the class, made by the Ii. v. ,r P. Rand, was p-ion the subject of Catb. -lie education. Ills themo was handled 1-. a manner to hold the doso interest of tha class and the audience. The stage was det orated with a lnrg number of palms, loaned thro ii;b tin generosity o A. Cebtcke. After tt.o ex-er-lses, re frerhments were served ti F-t members of the school in the ha'.l : e!-w. Among tho guests of the evening wcr the Revs. P. J. Ilnrrett and V. P Vr- ,y of the Cathedral, T. J. Leonard of Johnsbury, J. p. Rand of V'ln.-oskl a-J J. J. OTlrlen, who has not yet been as 3isnnl to a post, and Mayor LSurk The class has dono most credit. 1 ! work during tho course and a lar-r r bo received honorablo mention in tion to tho prize winners Tho wi-wr I tho prize for general scholarship, ! by Cathedral Court. C. O. I, wns V , Margueilte Kelley. Those rece'.vu, orublu mention were Elizabeth c 1 . r Henrietta Hayes. Catherine Si rioieiKo Moore. Helen p.t-ady and vlee Sullhan. Tho winners of th, for thu be-t wotk in Irish histoid . ' ed b Ilurlington division, A. U. 11 , . First pilze of ten dollars, Mat Kclky, n-und prize of flvo -. Hoiilotta lliie.s; third prize of tl r, e lais, Thomas Cannon; fourth prize dollars. Lilr.ibetli Connors. II .1 mention was nK-n fjeorgo 1-. Florence Mo, .re and ( urtis Si. Fatlur Uartett conferred the dip.i Hu ini-uram. Salutatory 'horns Our C.,i nt : Class essnj Si rt . .Vierlue S. 1 e-ed, ett F -..orus Come to il-.e v .. i 1 v. 1 t-.ass prophetey I -t.t J. - Valedictory M iIc. 7,, Presentation of dlplon. . , H P. J. I 1 Address to graduates, ... j;,.x-. j p. Chorus To The., o Couutrx.".. 1: The memb.'is of the orchestra wete M .Maud Mulqueen. -Miss Lillian M Miss Marguerite Rlveis, George Mi M Martin Silllman, Cleophas Jicauj re . . Nelmn S.intau, with Miss Helen Man accompanist. Tho class consisted of the follow! 41 Ida. Georgia Angei. FJIz.iboih M . v Connor, Thomas John Cannon, Clem Raymond Inmahue, tlertrude iii,,-r : Garland, Henrietta Marie Haves, R,.. Loretta Heffron. Raymond Wnl'ter'j.-' . eon. Margaret Lillian Kelly. All i Catherine Kennedy, l.awrnnco ilci' . ,1 Lafayette. Florence- Murle Moore. II, c Qertuda Marengo, Arthur Stephen Mo Curty. Forest John Mnynurd. Kmmei John O-Hrlwi. Marguerite Mary Rivers, H- eit Kllr.abcth Ready, Philip r.-ur Kit.,,. Genevieve Rebecca Sullin in-, v Sarah Silllman. Alice .Marie Mel M gucrlte Frances Wright. Anna ' II, ter Sullivan. Till", XF.W IMHTV OS PAItADn. (From the Philadelphia Record) The new political party will consist ol Col. Roosevelt, Plnohot, Garfield, O lav Is, Jack Abeinathy nnd hl two boys. Seth Hullock, all the Rough Riders, Hobson ami the rest of the Jingo contingent, and the fathers of large families, it will havn no nctd of 11 platfoim. the colonel is a platform In himself. It xvlll bo en lm..os. Ing aggregation, but still xxe believe tht-- will be room In the Frilled States for tin I'e-inoeratlo anil Republican pa.-ilus. A KlI.Vri'CKV M'CiGllVriOX. Tho Illinois fishermen have classet themselves with a certain undeslr.tbh fish by submitting to a "shnke-doxvn" a( every meeting of tho Illinois Legtslat are, Catching fexv legislators soliciting bribe, and stringing them up In couit mis- it n tvi proved a better l-ran.l ot economy putitotlsm and couimbo.