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THE RURTjINOTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, MARCH 2. 1911,
MERCHANTS' WEEK IN MAY
Many Inducements to Be Offered
to Out-of-Town Shoppers.
Unce, Ilnll finnies nnil Oilier Sports
Wilt Kiit-nlsli linlcrlnlnnien
Committees Appointed to f'cin
Hldcr Improvements.
At n meeting of the executive commit
no of the Merchants' Protective nssocln-
,011 Tuesday night, wliirli was nlno well
utonded by ii nnmlior of t'io members
jf the association, It was lUfitilidv do--ided
to hold a merchants' week Hip Mrst
f Mny. While HUH project has been un
l.r discussion fur several weeks, the
Prided iu'Hoii which nsMiros the fptl
t tl was taken i.t last nlrrht's meeting.
1 hi? merchants' wrek, nF announced bo
'iin, will hp In H'p nature of n trndo
Rprk, which will hf advertised extenslve
l throughout the sur roundlni. towns.
Pr"'ln! railroad rates for out-of-town
id, uppers are contemplated hy the trier
rhaiils. ns uell cs a number ot iittine
tliriB for the entertainment of visitors
i '10 may take advantage of the oppor
1'ii.lty to cotnp to linrllntrton diirliu; thp
irt week In May. The ndv, rll-iug ciim
, In connection with thp proposed
Merchants' wool: is now in the imiuN
j: a committee, which will ! opart tit
tl ,- next meeting on Tuenluy evening of
tuxt week.
Committees on sports, ri.c'i as matinee
r.'ices, hall pimps and other sports, have
also boon appointed, at will as a com
mittee on transportation. The commit
tee that has In charge the advertising
- composed of M. C. P.eynolds, II. H.
Hleliok and F. 1,. l.une. The tr.uiFporta
lion committee Is made up of It. C.
Miles, T. Ii. Wright and P. S. Rtchold.
The committee on .--ports Is composed of
'.. P. Wood, J. II. 1ickwuod and M. O,
Iicebe. All commltteps are expected to
eport progress at the next meeting.
''hp men hunts Tuesday night took up
he rr.nttor of having Pparl street, from
U mooskl avenue to Church, Church
f leet to Main street, and College stiect
Wlnooxkl avenue, flushed during the
t irly hours of everv morning dining
i'ie coming summer and next fall. Tho
merchants claim that this method of
i .eanlng the paved streets with a big
lose and plenty of water could he adopt
id with very little trouble and would
Mve the city clean streets every day,
. committee i ompn-ed of George D.
J irvis, E. :. Clarkso,, anil F. D. Aher
le thy was appointed to see If this sys
I m con he adopted.
The matter of the city purchasing a
nmdilnatlou palnd wagon and nmbiil
Hiieo and having a detention room and
onifort station received some consldera
llon and was discussed hut no action
ens taken on the matter. It was voted
l i have the association incorporated.
A committee was also appointed to
Join with similar committees from the
h iiird of ald"rmeii and the Burlington
t ommerclal club to see It the insurance
ri.U'S in Burlington cannot be lowered.
This committee consists of Smith F.
l.eury, J. S. P.urUfc, Gardner Brewer,
H. 0. Humphrey and George D. Jarvls.
A membership of 201 was reported and
It wis voted to extend the time for
joining the association at the $1 rate to
A, nil 1. After that date the dues will
t c raised to $5.
VERMONT NOTES
J
The National Bank of Barre has
broug' t suit against the C. II. Moro
ti inpany or Chicago and Gorgo I..
V ro of Canadulgua, .V. V for $1,000,
There have been W consecutive days of
tlclghlng in the vicinity of Hast Falrlleld.
', uere are now 1-1 Inches of snow on the
I' vol.
Mrs W. K. Itoyce of Northtleld has a
n' , ollection of over 2i) ancient
r ins copper, bronze and silver, obtained
In .Jerusalem about ) years ago. They
Ii 1 iiar the dnte B. C,
iiL inc; the New England public works
I rivlded for by the appropriation commit
ee of thu House of Representatives is
l.o.irt) for the site and continuation of
t' - pofitolllce building at Barrn.
Edward J. Rlsh, o of Barre has been
ro-appolntod pstmiiritar for the fourth
t( n. Ho was lust appointed hy lie
' ley in lSfm. a:.d since then the re
' , n. ore thun douSled.
r.- W Majnaul of Sheldon died
' ii 1 i i of painlysis, nRcd 70
lb h.'d 1 i n a resident of Sheldon
i nd unlil jyi In the meicantllu
- s. The flu, oral was held vWd-
redi-riek O. Bundv of St. Johnsbury,
ise skull was Kfiverely injured not loni;
i bv a fall from n train, Is making ,i
factory recovery after an operation
hi a piece of silver ot considerable
was Krafted Into the bone coveilriK
'1 e brain.
The Barre C.olf club burned the final
r on the club house deb, Friday even-
I - T' I- Is the llth sei.Min of the club
i i t i. taino hu becomo so popular
1 t It Is proposed to limit the mcmbi r
k n a nd to make many Improvements
Dn the mounds.
t the ime.uiK of the rural mall carriers
of Franklin county at Sheldon Febiu
tm 22 the followlni; offlcem ere elected:
I u -.blent, K. c. I'routy of Swanton; vl
1 sldent, 1 1. Kidder of Hast F.nos'iui u .
s i rotary, J.. D. Woodward of Jtlohford.
f i urer, C. II. Strut ton of KiiohIiuik
J .ula
Henry Ward Cheney of Hutland, a Civil
-xr veteran, and one of the city's oldest
n tired merchants, died Saturday after
IjIiik unconscious seven days with hemor
rhage of tho brain. lie was born In Itut
i nd in IW and Joined the 12th Vermont
li lout the time of tho opening of tho Civil
V ar and si rved nine months.
.... LOW ....
-TO-
MARCH 10TH TO APRIL 10TH.
VIA
Canadian Pacific Ry.
Our modern Tourist Cars are un
equalled for comfort and convenience,
It will give us pleasure to eiuote
rntos to any point West and to send
pur descriptive booklets on applica
tion When writing give proposed
lustlnatlon.
Bound trip first class tickets on sale
til tho your.
r. it. riiiiuv,
1111. I'msh, Al, Cihi. I'n. Il'y,
8a WHNliliiuton Hi., JIUHtou.
Tho old Kelley homestead In Hutland.
owned hy Mr, and Mrs. A. M. Adam.
has been deeded to Mr, and Mrs, A.
BrlRham of Pittsforrt. The homestead
has been In tho Kellev family for four
generations, the Rteat Rrandtather of
the present owner havlnR been thp sec
ond white man In possession of this
property. The house was built In lOT ami
Is situated south of tho city,
A voluntary petition In bankruptcy lia-
been tiled In New York by Capt. Charles
fllen Collins, a retired officer of the
Cameron Highlanders of tho British
army. Collins has expended a larRo
amount of money tryltiR to organize a
consolidation of marble properties In
Vermont, a delay In the process, he said,
made creditors Impatient and they
threatenel to bring suit.
K. F, Band of the Montpeller & Wells
Itlver road has been In the employ of the
laliroad "" years, beginning as n brake
man In ISTfi, and serving as sparo con
ductor, conductor, brakeman, switchman,
ilreman, haggagctnaster, express messen
ger and train master. In his early years
of service the three engines of the rood
were put out or commls-don and the com
pany whs forced to borrow locomotive"
to make Its trlpi.
A heating In the Hutland count v
chancery cusi' of the Stale boatd id
be'alth again -t Aaron Sheldon, Mnii
Tenn. . charb m Sheldon, (I. W. Sawyer.
DwlKht Sheldon, M. H. Wheeler ui. I
others was held Friday before Special
Master K. ('. Mower, In order to secure
a petmatieiu Injunction ngnlnst the dp-
ipiiuants rrom in nntalnlng sources of
alleged pollution ii, thp water supply of
the Mendon sh'-d
Hoy Shackett. an employe at the Brat
tlchoro retteat, while thawing dynamite
op the golf grounds decldi d that he would
ndopt a plan of his own rather than fol
low itistrui lions. He had been dliecte-el to
lisp steam, but tried a direct application
of flume fiom a small (Ire. The d namlte
cNplodcd while Uoy wasn't looking, but
he felt the Jar. No nn was injured, but
a considerable ttuanUty of tho explosive
went up In smoke.
Ira Maynard, son of Mrs. Stewart
Mnynatd of West Hutland, left Marble,
Colo., 10 weeks ago and has not been
heard of since. No trace of his trunk
has been found and all search by
friends has been futile. He disappeared
about the middle of December and was
on his way home. His mother, whose
only nuppmt he was, communicated
with friends In Marble, who were un
able to tmd any trace of him. He was
about 2S years old. had his name ta
tooed on one arm and weighed 210
pounds.
A package of old papers found in South
New fane give facts Interesting to the
public at this date One was a poster
giving, as "special bargains, " granulated
sugar at IS cents per pound; kerosene oil,
3.', cents per gallon; nice tea, 7.1 cents to
$1 per pound; other goods In proportion.
In a paper giving an account of the
teachers' salaries It was stated that
November TO, one teacher was paid
the munlllcent sum of ;2o for the winter
term of 10 wei l.s, and she was boaided
round at $1 per week, which sum wa-s paid
hy the dlstiict. Fur a summer term of
10 weeks in 1V.0, the teacher received
1C.
Newsboys of Rutland played a practical
Joko on the police February 22. They
found a dummy abandoned by a clothing
tirm, and dressing It with clothes and
shoes ami hat they placed It in the door
way of a Center street store as Oflicer S.
C. Warren approached on his round.
After demanding what the "man" was do
ing there, the oflicer ordered him to come
with him. There was no reply and tin
oflicer took hold of the "respondent",
only to havo an empty beer bottle roll
out of Its head. Again at night the boys
placed the dummy on the street and
when tho police attempted to wake It the
crowd had a big laugh.
A total of 1K2 patients were admitted to
tho Barre hospital during the year which
ended December 1 last, or 51 more than
for tho year preceding. Of these, SO were
males and f'2 female". There were sl
births at the hospital during the year and
IS deaths; 169 patients were discharged.
The smallest numbei of patients In the
hospital at any one time was four and
the largest IS The number of days' board
given was 2,772 The free bed was occu
pied 327 dajs during the year, and the
number of frei pitlents occupying It was
20 The number of days' free voatment
given by the do tors uf the staff was ?-r.0.
The treasurer- report showed total re
ceipts of ffi,'.23(3 and expenditures, of
$C,COT.t0.
ASSURES JAPAN
OF GOOD WILL
Senate Tintifics Now Treaty with
out Ooinfr to tin1 Trouble of
a Roll Call.
Washington, Foh. 21 The new Japan
ese Meaty of trade and naUgatlon was
nulled to-night after .1 two hours' exe
cutive sos.-loli of the Senate. Whllo the
apprehurslon of western senators that
tile treaty might let down the nnrs to
oohe labor was not ertlrely reinoveii,
these senators contended themselves with
e.pre-slng theli solicitude 'I'hey Inter
poM"l no objection to ratification, which
was aecompllsh'Ml without a roll call.
The action of this guvommcnt In
promptly coprii tiling the new agreement
is expected to do more to provo the
fooling of eoidlallty that this country
lias for Japan than anything that has
beep done for many years It Is rogrdexl
as a manifestation ot highest confidence
in the aeh-anced civilization of that na
tion. The of feet will bo to peimlt Jupan
Pi enter at once upon a i eorganlzatlon
of Its fiscal system and the making of
new tariffs with all nations.
run iiihii-d vnci: of v.ii)iiA.n.
Seldom, Indeed, Is the blrd-elaneo now
presented, says a writer In tho March
Wide World Magazine, lincause there are
few of tho Varpils who know either dance
or music. It consists of an Imitation of
various birds, the dancer wearing plum
age of dlffetcnt colois, taken from dif
ferent birds and built up Into the shape
of a very large Imaginary bird, which he
ties to his back, and to the limn of two
singers, who imitate all kinds of birds,
he elane'es.
"This dance," said one of the Yaque
chiefs, "Is original with us Vnquls, hut
they are fan dying out, and I am not
sure that wo shall bo able to hold u
fiesta next year at all; there may not
be enough of us left to make It worth
while."
Tho dance came on and lasted well
on towards noon, or until every dancor
had had a chance to show his skill. Then,
when all the singing and dancing wore
dono, the old chief decldexj who had
danced best, and the lattor, donning a
mask, stepped out before the tribesmen,
stood beside tho fire, and preached n sort
of exhortation or kennoti in his natlvx
tongue, parts ot which the old hlef trans
lut ml Into Spanish for mo a.- he sat on tho
bench and 1 aU-od betid o hJu
4 Guaranteed. All Deposits Tax Free.
Chittenden County Trust Co.
m CIU HCJI STIUIKT.
COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT,
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT,
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES.
n. 3. BOOTH President.
JOHN J FIA'NN, Vice, Pres.
4ro Guaranteed. All
RUTLAND KEY TO CANADA
Neu Union's I.nlost Aoi!illtlon First
Step In DMerllng rvelglil from
New Vork lit lliislon.
(From Hcguiar Correspondence of Boston
Herald.)
New York, Feb. 21. With one swift and
unexpecti d stroke the Hutland railroad
system, which lies mostly In Vermont,
but reaches Into New Yotl: State In two
fiirectlons, with terminals nt Ogdensburg,
on the St. Lawrence, and at Chatham, has
Just been diverted from what has been Its
purpose since Dr. W. Seward Webb se
cured control of It 20 years ago. This rail
road strategy Is of greater Importance
to New t-.ngl.ind than any consummated
In the F.ast for lotne years, excepting
the domination of the Boston & Maine
b the New Haven system. It seems like
ly to carry out the plan originated years
ago by the Central Vermont system of
securing c'inininnil of a large portion of
tl ' tr.ifllc passing hotwee-i New England
end the great West.
Now It Is understood why representa
tives of tl.e Now Haven system nave re
cently been In earnest consultation with
tho directors of the New York Central
system In this city. It was a well kept
M-orel. President C. S. Mellon of the New
Haven has been able to secure such au
thority over the Itutland system as will
enable him to carry out some of the
more Important plans of concentrating
the Influence of the New Haven roan
upon Boston. This arrangement Illus
trates the perfect community of interest
nnd the high degree of co-operation now
established between the New York Cen
tral and the New Haven system.
When Dr. Seward Webb, who Is con
nectesl by niartlage with the Vnnderbllt
family, secured control of tho Rutland,
he probably would have l.vighcd at any
suggestion Hint, ultimately Ihli railroad
would become perhaps the most Import-
l.nt feeder of Boston of any railroad i
allied with the Now Haven system. Ho
was then lool-.lnr rather to a great In-1
crease of tr.illlc between the Hutland
system and the New York Central nnd,
furthermore. In- hop"d at one time to per
fect for tho New York Central an Inde
pendent through line from New York city
to Montreal by means of the Hutland.
ITS BYKS ON MONTREAL.
For many yearn the New York Cen
tral management has fixed covetous
eyes upon Montreal. Dr. Webb some 'H
years ago pointed out a way by which
Montreal could he reached directly by
the New York Central: he promoted that
romantic railroad which bisects from
Ftlcn the Adirondack mountain region.
Somo of the work done by him In build
ing that railroad would compare, in the
dlffloultlos overcome with the march of
Napoleon oier the Alps.
The road was completed to a txiint op
posite .Montreal on the St. Lawrence
river, but It was speedily discovered that
tho opportunity It offered as a money
maker was chiefly contlnod to pleasure
travel In the Adirondack region. It hits
never boon able to compete successfully
for passenger and frelcht traffic with th
Delaware & Hiidfnn system, which con
trols a through line from Troy, N. Y.,
where It connects with the New York
Central, to Montreal. This Is nhnost a
direct line, skirting for the greater part
of Its distance the west shore of Ixike
Chaniplaln.
No -Iv 30 years ago capital was eib
lained, nlthough not In heavy amount,
for an Independent and direct line from
New York to Montreal, paralleling tho
Harlem division of the Now York Cen
tral. This line was actuallv built from
Now York elty as far north as Brow
rters, a distance about M miles. Ttie
promoters of this enterprise expected to
obtain control of the little railroad with
which Jay flould conducted his first ex
periments, extending from Bennington.
Vt., to Chatham, N. Y., about Sn miles
In length. This rend and the Hutland
railroad, as well as a connecting link,
which was to be built from Chatham
to Brewsters, was to mike up with the
direct through line between New York
city and Montreal.
IT WAS A FAILt'UE.
This project collapsed. It Illustrated
the belief prevalent at that time that
Boston wa sufllclently enred for, so f.ir
as the grain traffic from the West was
i oncerned, by the Boston ,: Albany, or
by the Boston & Maine, with Its tlrand
Trunk connection at Portland, Me.
After Dr. Webb secured control of
the Hutland, and later after he had
passed that control over to the New
York Central, r.n attempt was again
made to perfect by means of the Itut
land n strongly competitive, line with
the Delaware it Hudson between Mont
real and New York, all uniWr tho control
of the New York Central. But this has
been only moderately successful yPt
every railroad manager has recognized
the latent possibilities which ale In the
Hutland railway sj,stotn. It has seemed,
however, to be beset by a peculiar sort of
nertla. It hnd Ideal terminals at Ogdens
tiurg, so that coinenteni slo-uiishlp com
munication could bo in.nle hv I he St
Lawrence river and the lalus with Chl
"ago, Cleveland. Murrain, Milwaukee.
Detroit and Toledo. It was in position
to command a ust amount of the grain
truffle. But thorn seemed to be some
obl.tncle. Now, apparently, the New
Haven railway sstem is to attempt to
Impart vigor to the Hutland system and
to utilize in (ho fullest extent the
possibilities which nie N-hind it, but It
Is to do this for the benefit of Boston
rather than New Vork.
BOSTON WAKI.VC, CP,
Hallway managers In this cby are great
ly Interested in the now Impulso which
seems to characterl.n Boston and which
Is apparently llkrl to reult In tho high
development of that city as a commer
cial port, not merely of Massachusetts or
of New Bngland, but shurtnif almost
upon cpial onus with New York city
the Kreat commerce Initiated In the West,
mil particularly In the agricultural ro
glons, and which Is to be carried acroas
the sons
That the New York Central should
have permitted the New Haven Rollroaa
conipnny to obtain this authority In tno
Hutland system Is looked upon hero as
practically eejulTalont to Acknowledgment
that the sy.tem I. of little competitive,
value, comparatively
New York Central. It fMno' t6"!" "
great volume of tretfc to o k;
whatever trnftlc l dwltOf' for tno
,e o al'rce n. '"-''V
to the city by the
K. D. WOIITHKN. Trean.
HAIUtlK V. HALL, Asst. Trens.
Deposits Tax Free.
West Shore railway, which the New York
Central owns. The commerce between
New York nnd Canada follows the New
York Central's main system. Moreover,
the New York Central's Interesl i in Bos
ton nrc fairly well protected hy the Bos
ton & Albany lines, which the Central
controls.
Through the control of the Boston &
Maine mil way by the New Haven, the.
Hutland railway Is to become a natural,
and picstunnblj a ver. great, feeder of
Boston ; these two systems are to he
onnccted by a .short link built from
Bellows Falls, Vt., a Hutland terminal,
to the Biston Maine sytom. This
fact the New York Central management
has realized. It has therefore, through
co-operation and community of interest,
praetlonlly turned the Hutland railway
system over to tho New Haven road,
which now almost riisobitelv dominates
New England As the New York Cen
tral's eiwu oonne'otlons with the Holland
system are many, one at Ogdenshurg,
N. V., and at Malene, N. v.. and one at
Chatham, N. V, the Central is still In
position to command a normal share
of the tr.iffii carried by the Hutland.
Boston was the rirst port upon thu At
lantic 'tide 'it which the Cimavd Steam
ship (oniputiv established its American
terminal, AVhv Boston should ever have
let the great tonimerii.il opportunity
which was then , rented slip by, no one
or this generation can explain. Very
likely It was due to the rnino eatis0
which led Boston to part with what at
one time were Its predoniln int railroad
holding.! In th" I'tiion Pacific, the Atchi
son, the Burlington and other Important
railway lines. What was then lost now
seems likely to be regained through tl.e
far-reaching and the fur-seeing strategy
whlh Is to make the Hutland railway
system one of the groat transportation
servant or the city or Boston.
HOLLAND.
BRADSTREET'S WEEKLY
VERMONT TRADE REPORT.
Reports to Bradstreefs for the week
repot t labor b reasonably well employed.
Manufacturing In'erests generally state
a satisfactory condition exists, and, while
there is no large Increase In dem ind new
business Is coming In well nnd outlook
for the future Is good. Among the gran
ite manufacturers a new bill of prices Is
being considered In the Ilardwlck district
and It Is expected some decision will he
reached on or befote March 1st, althouih
theie are rumors or n possible strike. In
the Barre district demand tnr granite for
montimenlnl purposes Is said to be Im
proved, as business fr splnp; delivery Is
coming In well. Lumbermen are Improv
ing the time and taking advantage of
snow to haul logs to the mills. There Is
good sleighing the State over and this
has enabled the farmer to bring his pro
duce Into the market. Prices on potatoes
are higher than during month of Janunry.
Some Improvement Is noted in retail
business and outlook for spilng trade Is
considered good. Wholesalers note but
little change In collections which are un
even with tendency toward slowness. One
failure Is reported for the week.
Reports from Burlington In m inufac
Hiring Interests note labor is fairly well
employed, flenenil 'ituatlou Is not much
changed. Among retail mei chants vol
ume of business is a little Improved
Rutland reports demand for lumber Is.
eiulet, although there are prospects of
moie or less building for tho coming year.
Retail merchants State trade is fully up
to the average for the period, St. Albans
merchants notice omo gains In trade,
more business Is being received from ru
ral districts. Farmers In th ,t section ate
receiving good prices for all Kinds of
.produce. St. Johnsbury reports much
progress s being made hv the now indus
tries In that place. Labor Is well emplov
ed, while retail trade Is rally as large
could be expected at this time or the
eir.
Reports from the manufacturing In
terests at Montpeller show hut little
change In the general condition. At Bel
lows Falls latir is well employed and
some gain is noticed among retail mer
chants trade. Bratlleboro manufacturing
Interests .ire well employed The o itlook
for building work Is reported the best It
has been for sometime. Bennington man-
I ufacturers report volume of new busl
. noss received Is reasonably good, eten
I oral condition n-mnng rotall merch-nts Is
ma hanged nt Be' hoi, the machine shop
' is at work on several export orders.
! Granite plants are operating short force
At Woodstock retail merchants note sonit
Improvement in volume of trade over
that of ne.irly cery part of the year.
TWO fiOIKillOI'S PLANETS.
(Cor. N. Y. Post, i
At present (February 15) giant Jupltor
and beautiful Venus rise i.nd set rei
pectlel.v around 11:43 and 6:S2 p. m. Since
sunrise nnd sunset occur respectively at
ti:2 a. in. and f : 1C p. m both Jupltor
and Venus have opportunity to exhibit
their individual splendors. In Appearam e.
the former planet shines with n golden,
mellow glow, while tho latter Is brighter,
anil possesses a white light.
Jupltor. is of course, vastly larger than
Venus, but Is less than one-third us dense
or solid, He Is nearly MiUOCOW miles
from tho sun, while Venus Is less than
(that Is, at a moan distance) 70,0,im0
Beautiful Venus possesses no moon at
all, hut the giant plnnet has eight known
satellites. Our earth has a year one revo
lution around the sun-of XHhU dajs,
whereas Vensiis's "year" equals only J2u
days and Jupiter's as many ns 1,333 days.
HKI.I'INH THE H,1M,
(From the Cleveland Plain Denier, i
Tho wind was blowing a bit more
than ft gale last night when a benevo
lent old chap stopped to put a dime In
the hat of a shivering blind mnn on
the public square. The donor nearly
dropped the coin, but the mendicant
shoved the hut underneath It and skill
fully rescued It.
"Why, you're not blind!" cried the glv
or tcornfully,
"No, lr," ennfesfed the beggar. "I'm
Just takln' a pal's place while he has a
hit o' rest, He's blind sir been blind
from birth,"
"Where Is he taking his rest?" demand
ed the stranger, still unconvinced.
"Why, hn-er why, he's gone to a
rnovln' picture show."
Since Inst Week prices of fresh egg lo
New York have fallen to 17 nml m mkIh
a dozen, tho lowest February quotations
In 1 years. Utittor also U lower than In
yeai, selling at 2S centi wholesale
iiBalnat St venti a year into,
RUBBER GATHERING
With a Seringuciro in a Brazilian
Forest.
The Tangled WlldcrnesM from Whloli
Ihc Commodity In IJrnn ".Milk
Ing" I he Trees, ni It I Hone
liy the Expert.
(From tho London Chronicle,)
Dawn, dank, shivery, cheerlcsi, Is slow
ly penetrating the great rubber forest. A
thick mist shrouds the dense wall of pri
meval growth, llfty and sixty feet high,
'.hat stretches Inland for morn than 120
miles beyond the tiny village of the
Herlt'guelros," built, as U usual, on
plies and .itakes driven Into tho sodden
and boggy soli of the river valley, The
air, heavy with tho vapors of the night
.nd the exhalations of neighboring
marshes, shallows nnd lagoons, distils the
Moisture on to the clothes, th" hair, tho
eyelids ami enr-tlps of those who venture'
to face the breaking daj in tho upper)
reache- of the mighty Amazon.
The mist, that seems to hold the light
prisoned, Is unlike anything of the 3ame
kind one encounters In other lands e)U- '
slvo as the colors of the fabled chameleon, ,
..nil ns changeful. One Instant here, an- I
other It Is there. Now It whirls In one 1
flare, then It curls In another like a
rucocKslori of hiiRo but noiseless breakers
rolling upon a silent neashore. Nowhere
can the eye fix It. I
Early ns the hour Is, the sounds of ,
movement and activity in the village are,
clearly bor.ie to the car. There comes !
the harsh grating of the grlnriing-atones, j
betwcn which the women prepare the
grain for their "p.istellos" and griddle-.
;iread--the things ot the ston '-hammers j
with which cotToe and eocoa-borrles of j
tho "uonassue" nuts for the open air j
lires over which the pots are boiled And
out of the ii.lst which still enshrouds the j
village and villagers stalks a sturdy and
white-robed llguie. the earliest of the j
' .-'orlnguolros" bound for the forest on n I
long elay's work.
He Is a tall and sturdily built man, spare
of llgitre and lithe of limb, with no super
fluous flesh about him. Working, a.s a 1
rule-, at a teniperatute ranging from !'
In the shade lo li", 111 the sun, be is
perpetually in a suit of Turkish bath that
tends to keep down fat. He Is dark of
complexion, swarthy and of th- file In- i
dlan typo, although he is really a "trebly" ,
tulxe-d native, Indlaii-Portugiies . pMis ne
gro. The Indian shows In his Prnhs and
eolor, the Portugues,. p his modified i
Hires, and the rioino In his woolly hair
He is dressed in the simplest way pos.sl
ble for his work He wears a pair of
short white drawers, tucked up as far
a.s the knee, and a white shirt. He has
neither head covering nor foot gear. t
He has a coll of rope thrown over the
shoulders and under one arm, very much
as a rifleman carries his cartridge-bandolier,
a short, sharp knife stuck In the
wolsband that confines his shirt and
drawers, and a small but ery keenedged
axe hanging on his right side He carries
In each hand a tin bucket, one or them
containing a supply of grlddlo-bread and
coffee and soured cheese for th midday
meal, somo nuts to munch at Intervals, a
!lt wooden bottle of water, and a pan to
mnko his cofree In.
Lazy like all mixed-breed men of the
tropics, he Is a hard-worker ari.l an early
bird when rubber-gathering Is In hnnd
as. indeed, every "Serlngiieiro ' need be,
for a day's work Involves the tapping of
somo half-hundred trees, which musr
often be donn before midday the collec
tion of the "run from the trees tapped,
which must be finished In the afternoon,
and the "smoking" of the m'.lk In the
evening Ills earnings will no' average
mote than a couple of shillings English
i. day, taking tho average throughout the
season. He objects to regular work of
any sort, with the Idea of servitude It
implies. Ho could earn a dollar or mora
a day If he would take to ranching,
which only requires labor to be extremely
profitable.
As he emerges from the mist which en
shrouds the village, he K quicklv follow
ed by a lad of about fourteen, attired In
nothing but his- own polish, d brown skin.
He carries a tin pall In one hand and
a long, slender rod in the other On ask
ing the purpose of this rod, the "Serlng
uerlo" -whom 1 join for the day out In
the foi est Informs me It Is for the
snakes. "Not that they bile as a ltlle,"
he explains, "but they are sometimes
troublesome when you disturb their sleep
early in tho day "
In Its shteitid of mist, the fore.-t-as we
i liter It looks distinctly weird .iiid rather
unreal. The ground Is everywhere biokeu
by bog and marsh spits, nnd the vapor
drawn from these takes all sorts of fanci
ful slinpes and forms, It rolls like wave"
and floats like clouds of flee-e It curls
about the open i Icarlng?, and makes regu
lar spirals round the tree-stem.., which
rise from them us from some circular
base. The foliage of the huge rubber
bearers npnenm daik nnd ashen in the
dim light, while the undergrowth shows
positively black.
As we proceed onward nnd tho sun be
gins to rise the aspect of the forest be
comes more singular still. I hae seen
the sun rise o.-er the Atlantic In a halo
of green and gold. I have watched It.
blood-red. as It be-ptn to peep above tho
skyline, of the desert. But I havo never
noticed anything so peculiar as tho effect
of growing day In this rubber forest of
the Amnion. You see It, not In the sky,
but In tho patches of mist and vapor
Hint com? and go upon the ground. In
fact, you have to look down on the earth,
and watch the gradual rlso by Its effects
reflected In the watery fog dartbig mid
swelling und disappearing op every side.
As the light grows stronger we see
snakes colled up at the baso of tb ,r,es
looking for all the world like ropes of
coppery gold and green. Macaws, high
up In the loftier branches, flap a wing
Idly as we pass, too lazy to move before
the day Is rnoio advanced. Here aid
there a monkey ghuices down with the
snarl that If so like a distorted grin, and
swings himself a branch further off.
And, what struck mo as strangest, In
more than one place n species of sloth
Is clinging upright with two fotepaws
round a treo stem, evidently making its
bed whero it had taken Its supper the
night before.
Ignoring these things as sights too fa
miliar to bo worth the noting, the "Ser
ingueiio" goes steadily on, picking his
was carefully ao as to avoid the tangle of
undergrowth find the stems of twining
cieepers that everywhere impede thu way.
And long beforo tho day is advanoed
enough for the morning screech of the
destination pitched upon a day or two
bofore and has hturted work. His bag of
little tins for holding the "milk" l lying
In readiness for him. Selecting tho tree
which ho will begin, he arranges his ap
paratus for gottlne up the stem to a
height of about twelve feet It Is nt this
distance from the ground that the larger
ttees of the rubber kind are tupped for
a maximum vleld,
NOTICE
The LeiJislniure at its last session removed the
limit on Savings Bank deposits. This Bank will
hereafter accept deposits from SI to $2,500 and
pay interest and TAXES on them. Larger amounts
may he accepted from widows, orphans, adminis
trators, guardians, charitable and religious institu
tions. For further information write to
BURLINGTON SAVINGS MM.
The liirlinito!
'Mil
Csty HalP Square North
DIRECTORS
President - Henry L. Ward
Vice-President Edmund C. Mowe?
Treasurer - F. W. Elliott
F. R. Wells
C. L. Smith
CapitaS $ 50,000
Undivided Earnings . - 265,000
Assets - - 2,S9Q,OO0
z
Q
S3
H
interest
Interest has been FOUR PER CENT.sice Jan. 1, '07
Winooski, Vt. (SaKl.SS;.!!) Organized 1889
DEPOSITS Ann sapri.y madk hy jiail
lily check, draft, pnstofftce, or erpren mony order arvt
currency by rc.rW.ere'i letter or express
ThK bunk pnjn Interest nnd Ihe tmp on nil ileponltn.
ViTinonl .Mortgage Loan olleitcd at reasonable rnteH.
oi'Tirnns: tiutsthes:
Orniond Cole, President. Ormnnd fole, i:mory C Mower
Krnory C Mower, Vice- Orinan P Rnv. C H. Phlpman
Ormnn T Ray Presidents. It J White fj B. Cntlln. F E
11 T'. Gray Treasurer. Tllmvonl. H r Hp
lo Deposits on or before Mar.
We Pay the Taxes
Under the new law this bank will
posited with us. The 52,000 limit Is
C. 8. MIIA.M, Pre-vlilcnl.
BURLINGTON, VERMONT.
Capital $300,000. Surplus and Profits $200,000.
A general Banking business transacted.
Poreiijn Exchange issued and remittances made to all for.
elgn countries.
Interest paid on time deposits.
Safe deposit boxes to rent.
DIRECTORS I
ELIAS LYMAN,
f. E. EURGE83.
H. T. nOTTER,
F. E. BURGESS, President.
H. T. RUTTER. Cashier.
The notion generally current thnt tho
SerlnKtierlo" climbs ihe trees Is alto
gether wrons It eould not be done Ills
method Is nevertheless pimple and effec
tive. Ho tnKes three Ions forltd braneh
e of some Ulnd of forest tree -those
I ranches helnp exactly like the familiar
elothes-iirops. These are Murk Into tho
(.round mi ns to form a trtanxle around
the tree to be operate,! upon. In the
forks three eiosp pieces reaching from
one to the other aro placed, fo to up
port each othor and roi to fall And one
of tlicM' croMS pieces Is fixed w near the
tree an to (orrn a convenient stepping
place for the "Per lnnuerlo " H taVe on
1 two or three minute to annnRe this
temporary platform, and nov .1 moment
for 1dm to Jump up unci mount In posi
tion. In half a minute h makes, with
I Is small (use, tnree Incisions in tho
trunk, and then with his Vinlfe he raises
tho bark MlRhtly.
The lad, In his niUtve costume of brown
skin. Is reads with the small tin into
which the "milk" Is to flow, and thl3
the "Serlnnuclro" fixes with i bit of
i iririK and a Utile loamy clay. The whole
business does not take moro tban three
minutes altogether.
After ii pood four lioai?' oik tho
"Seringuelro's" tnke for the day l com
pleted, and the srov.inK heat of the fur
en t warns him that the hour for n meal
i nd siesta has come. He and his com
panion propiue and take their fnipal fare,
hlch I for the nonce share -he muniihes
bis nuts and stretches hlniMdf out In the
shade.
After a brief rest tho "SerhiKuelro" be
Klns work unain. The milk flow from the
rubber treo only for about an her, and It
Is desirable to collect it ns early In tho
day ns prortlcablu. In omo districts,
iliere the forests .ire rather open, this Is
nlways dono. Hut In the denser woods
of tho upper Amazon, whete the collect
or leathers the product on his own ao
lount, nnd at his own pleasure, this Is by
no means Invariably the rule. Uno after
another he noes to the trees he has tap
ped, turns the little tin full of the thick
etilrig rubber milk Into his pail, which,
when lie bus visited nil. seems to be
about half full. And this my '.Serlng
iieiro" tells me is a good mornlnir's yield,
nnd only to ho expected when the trees
uro l.o Rood How and the weather Is not
rainy, which would spoil the tnllk.
Gatherlnrr hts tin cups and putting
them In his sack, the attendant lad Is
charged with his rcmnlnlng Impedimenta
and tho rubber gatherer start- uu his
iriimp hotuewnrd.e, we fcllowlnt; Tired
out, w r aril the village, win re the
"u.(rksnjelrn'.i" work in to bo continued,
Trust Co,
9
rate, 4
yo
SAVINGS BANK
5 draw int. from Mar. I
piv nil the taxes on nil mo:rey de- jH
removed.
.N. K. Ilium N. TriamirM.
IK
A. Q. WHlTTEMORn.
j4
Hugh Mclean.
OFIMCETISi
ELIAS LYMAN. Vice-President.
H. S. U"EED, Assistant Cashier.
For he has to coagulate the milk or It
will be worthless nnd his day's work
wasted.
He makes his own dwelling to prepare
for the smoking prooess. This takes placa
In a sort of hut made o a isw poles
stuck into the ground and protected on
three sides from the wind, the fou-th be
ing left open to ths air. Tlie fireplace is
the bare ground, and the whole of the
"smoking" process one of primitive sim
plicity. The man tnltes a hondful of
"I'rucury" palm nuts from a wloktr
basket outside, spread thom in a email
heap on the bare earth, and seta light to
. tl.rjn. He brings now n, conlca.1 eajthen
' ware Jar, uhleh ha an opening at the
to) , and this he plaoes over the fire he
hhs kindled In such a way that tho smoko
coinen in steady column thtoiiKh the orl-
Ilea The nuts give out a peculiarly no-
nd, and to thu human U.ront and lunes
1 r, peculiarly Irritating, fume, though, I
must admit, the "Set Inguelro" does net
find It annoying In tho least.
As soon ns the smoko com through in
t steady stream he takes a wooden m
pleruent shapeel exactly like a small pad
dle. This he dips luto tho will of r i ber
"milk" standing by. A small ejuanttty
adheres to the paddle part, and this vie
holds over the acrid smoko of the ' Vrue
ury" nuts until tho woter Is driven off,
nnil what remains looks like brown,
sticky glim. The process Is repented, 1"
er after layer being taken up and treated
In the same way until the morning's roi
lection Is exhausted. Then paduU ,
wl'h the rubber, ns It Is now e'alled, ad
hering to It, is laid aside untl' 'u i-l-"milk"
is brought home, i nd the "Ser
Inguelro's" work, for that d ., M a'l
events, Is ut cn end.
HRATTLKHOnO DUOl S Sl'IT
llrattlo'joro, Feb. W. Tl.e e.id of the mi't
iiualnst the Hooker, Cor er r Mitchell
company, which was brouut by the town
of Hr.utloboro to roeovor l,i) alleged
to be due in the fotin of bmk taxes,
cuue this afternocn In the shape of n.
letter from the selectmen tc riarkt C.
Pitts, attorney (or tho company Mr
I'ltts wrote the sfloctinen asking what
the board Intended to do In view of tho
entlniont expressed at the recent special
lowp mooilnc The letter received by
hlin to-night was as follows "ReplyltiK
tc your letter of the :id routing to
the case of the (own of Hi att'eboro va,
the Hooker, t'other & Mitch. 11 company.
In view of t ie resolution ud lptod at
the special town meeting February 11,
111. we h.ue V Idt-i t' at this t 'im be
di ntimr'il (K gned ) .1 n ll '
J. U. iitaffoul, A. E, Men In. k-ist:tiiH'ii,

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