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TUB BURLINGTON FREE PRESS -AND TIMES: THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, litt'J.
VERMONT SUGAR MAKERS Ynnual Meeting of Organization in This Oity Tuesday. Mnkliifi mill MitrkrttiiK nt flu- I'l-oiltirt Dl.idiNNril li- Siciikrr frntn 'l'hl Mnte, Sew York nnil C'nuniln. "Is it i'onp?" t "is it on?" "In It wnx?" These aro leomo of th- tiiiptlons, shIiI A. A, Cnrlton Tuosility, Hint w-ro isltoel In roKnrit In tlio Voimont nuiplo sticnr nnil syrup oxlill.lt nt Die .Vow York Ianil reposition, which ho iittonele'el, Tlio character of those itupstlons show-oil the ?oncrnl iKiiorniit'c Hint provnlN through, out this country In rcmit-el to tho niiinii factiire, tust ii ml Hppcnrniup of tin- far famed Vermont product. "What do you put In II to make It ol this quality?" ashed a visitor, iiiltnlrlnn tho white, llm-pralricd maple minor on exhibition. "Mnriani, ' replied the attendant, It is what we heep out of It that makes I; o pood. Impurities and adulteration kIvo It the dark color which many people think Rood maple Miitnr oliqlit to have." The lady uared at him In wonder, and passed on. Om of the Breitet mistake? Veimout sncar proddceis make. Mild Mr. '"iii-loton, Is tlielr fallute to advertise their prod ucts No '-Ut-iu- was for sale at the land exposition, nor could samples !u obtained by thoe Interested, until the elope of the reposition. The exlilbltors of other .States had provldeil liberally for these demands. Hut Ve nnoiit exhibitor. did not even have r list of reliable home dealers to idvo out. Mr Carh'ton alo tit-Roil the Import-nice of IiIkIi iiuallty. In the maple MiRtir sent out from this State "The price doesn't mattr." declared visitors at the imltlim, "If Wo e.in only ht sure of Rottlni; what we pay for." Mr I'arlelon Is from West Newbury, and was. one ol the speakers at the an nual mcethi:; of ti. Vermont Snsnt Maker"' n'.'-noiHtieni In the ainiory yot,tci day Ho has. a unod voice and delivery, mid could be heard with ease in il part of the ball. HI-- subject irnr, "j'-scrva-Hons of a Verpinut Suttnr Maker at Hie Land Imposition In New York, with Sur KOPtlons as to J'rlces, Packages and neu tral Appearand-. - "Deal direct with the ,-onmner," ald Hie speaker. ' Leave out the middleman." Mr. Caileton threw some hot shot Into the c.imp of the sujrnr niakeis when tie told them that their membership hud do-crease-1 fsoin CM, elRht years .-mo. to 110 last year. "Ami in future," nlil be motto be, '(let there, Kill' " may or.i J'RKS. Sori.K'S ADDftKHS. I'resldelit lieorue II. Souk- eil" Palrlield, ;he first speaker, In bis adilreiis, brouqbt before his hearers some facts that irave them food for thouqbt In (tnantltles sutll "icnt to t them a lonir time. "As lotur iikh as lMI'i," s.ild he, "tlit? t.naole Minor Industry reached Its greatest ' height. Since- that year the area or pro- i ductlon has enormously decreased, owlns largely to the heavy lumbering of the j Miit.ir maple," I la lMi', said lie, Vermont stood Unit In maple mikui- piodm Hon; In 13oo Vermont stood third. Now, bo believe, Vermont in capable of equalling hui best former reo- ' ord. j The president tutu-il proitress In quality, ' so as to create a demand for the pur I product. He also relet red briefly to th ' "siiKar trust," Its operations In tliN State, and its posMblo afllliatlon with the Amei lcan Tobacco company. Then followed the repot t of H. . e'ha. pill of Middlesex, (-ecretary of the Sucir Makers' association. ' "If this association.'' said lie, "Is to ful fill Its destination, t must reach a much larner membership." fUT.GKKV ON .MA I'M-; FOHKSTK The Milijoct of "Tiee SurKery As Applied to Maple Forests," was ells--tised in considerable detail by C. (), Jrinsbeo of .Montpeller, n leading land-i-caiie gardener, and vloo-iirosielent .r the Vermont lIoiUcultiir.il socletv .Mr Orinsbce proiiliesled ib.-a Hi" tiractl.o of sjiraylng fon-st trees will be generally adopted within a few years, Its, neglect In tha lie. ateciuntc for the lncl; roes at the present time. Ho urgeil the important c a high grade of sugar, if past, sabl of b-altby of inaking there Is to no any prollt In the manufacture. Ventilation of the sugar bouse Is a matter commonly neglocte.il. The Mitniu condenses ein the snioko-her Brimmed infters anil elrlps Into the boiling .sap, with 111 effect.. A quick, flashing blaze, not a heel of coals, Is necessary under the pan. to nroduco tlno, white sugar. Fine, dry woeid must be burned, anil it must bo piled loosely. SlKiuts, sabl he, need not be driven ' eep, pew hole's shoilbl In- maile, In stead of reaming, and a tree may bo tnppoei In tbreje or four places without Injun. Leaves are an lmporla-H tnc toi in governing the amount of suua,- i tree will yield, and so Is the natural tinvlronment of the tree. HKTTKIt Qt'ALITV I'lHHID. V 1. Spear of Kantlnlph was another i-peakor who urgeil a better ciuallty of pi nduct. Hut thorn are people, sail lie, who elon't know good maple sugar when they eat It, and until they leain more they will Insist on tho grades which they have been nocui'toniml to regard n the best. Tho farmers, said he, can oftn mar ket 'lis sugar to the best ndwintnge by selling It direct to a circle, of retail customers, avoiding commission men and the Jobbers. Mr. Hpear nnswereel the usual vol ley of questions which followed en "h address, and which, brought to light many problems that have vexed the farmers, Mr. Spent' recommended tho nianu factum of small cakes of high grade Migar, as one of the most prolltablo forms In which to market the product. Ho tibo discussed tho relntlvo merits tf ale In Quantities of various nl.e-i and In tho forms of syrup and of sunnt KVHNINCS HUSSION. Tho flrft speaker of the evening was F W. Yoiimans of Delhi, N. Y., who touk for his subject, "Maple Hugnr-Matkutlu',' tho Product." Mr. Yoiimans told In a humorous vny nt his lirst attempt, when ho was a hov, to market n small quantity of maple usnr made from trees growing In an abandoned cemetery. Hut his prospective pui chasers asked "are ou sure you have II tho bone-Juice boiled out?" Tho queS" Hon was a po$er lie then traced home of hH etttly ex. jpf-lieiireH building up a market In New flCork city, "And, Kentlemen," rrnld bo, "t say in you, that If you have never tried to mar ket your sugar In New York, then keep out of that city. "The West Is the place where they know and appreciate good maple hurhi", and where they ate Milling to pay the freight. Many of the people there are easterners who hnve gone West, and they are glad tu have a chance to get mnple sugar. "Hut don't try to send your product Into States where they make large quantities of mnple sugar. "After my trade had been built up,- I didn't hnve to work so hard, "tJentlemen, ou don't advertise enough. If a business man should run his affairs us some, of oii run your farms he never could hope to succeed." Mr. Youninns .spoke strongly In favor of colle-ilale agricultural educntlon, Miss Allelic U-lllngwell followed With a recitation, "A Mother's Day," and re sponded to a hearty encore with another entitled, "Imph," m;i:i.iN(iT"N man on qfautv. H. II. Miller of this city was the next speaker, his subject being "The Quality of Maple I'roducls." 'Vermont," ilooliireel he, "heads the list of those Slates making the poorest qual ity of maple s rup. "If cery drop of sap (wro made Into' good syrup, Vermont produccts could command almost their own prlre. "Vol moot maple products sell, not be cause of the sugar makers' efforts, but l,i spite of them." ANA 1)1 AN MAP UK SI'LlAlt. Another recitation, "Itlioiln and Her Pagoda," by Miss U-flingwoll lowed by a papej- py S. K. Ami burn. t.Micbec, on "The M iple dtistry in Canada." "I believe," said be. "111111 ( was fol of Itock- Siik.-ii- In- '-m.-ida has a syrup as faodlib-s for milking as good can be prodoicd iinyulicji-o." lie empli isized tin- iinpcrtam e of pur Itv and high quality. When Mr. Anns rcnai lioil, speaking in i humorous ln. that be "guessed It win Just as well ihat we didn't get reci procity," his observaH.in was u'eeted with j ctitlnisl-istie a; i!".u:'e. MINISTERIAL AGREEMENT, j lltirltiiicton Clergymen iii Hull's fei:' j lte-iiinrrf:igi- til DHoreeil I'riqiti. j 'i'be pastors of the l'nil:ii i.in, two t'on- grcgational. Methodist and ltaptlst ' "i. lcl.es in Mils city '-ave enteied Into! an agiiimeiit lelatlve to the I e-marriaee by any one of Hum of dlvoiccd people.1 I., ctleit. the lergymen will insist on knowinu -'iniething about the terms of tin- dhone, mid believe II will work no hardship for those who have been (11 Vorud to wall at least a year bofc.ro mai rying again. The agiiement foll-jv.-s: In order that the pub';" mu understand i tlielr ponltlo-i, we, the uticlei.lgiied, mill- j Ntets of I Sin I 'ugton. igite-tbat the fol lowing principles at least will be ob.-on eel I with rec-ml lo the re-man iage of ill- vorced people. It Is understood that this i is a minimum dcm.-.ml and that the mtn- ! Isteis ate further bound by the laws of! their respeclhe i huu-hes where such ex-j 1st. ! 1. Silt 1st ii , loi y cloei-mentary evidence j regal ding tin- divorce shall be furnished. -. In cans in wbhli the minister bus' no peisonal knowledge of the applicants I further hiM'Stho.tion slinll be deemed nee c.-sary. Tlieie shall bi' no re-m.n l i.lge of di vorced pcrsoi.s until at least one year has elap-od since the divorce. (Sinned) ( 'II A It LKS .1. STAl'1-F.S, KI'.NKST clltAIlAM cll'Tl I K li;. I. ('. S.M.M'.T. C-HAHI.KS V clUlSMI'.i:, IA.MFS S UHAK" I'll, Itl'FFrf C. FI.ACIC. CHANGE. w. II. Itninscy .''t-ciirc-N Interest In llagni' Ikinlniirc mill I'nlnt Co, By the i nlranee of W. II. rtanisoy, for mcrly of I'tlea, N, V., Into the llagar; Hardware Paint company, the old busl-lic-.N ai-aln lift' r Ci years of exclusive H i- j gar icgime ;e cures tlio si.-vlci- of a worthy outsider. In IM1 I.. M. llagar anil John Arthur formed a partneisblp. Later this was dissolved, D. M, Il.igar continu ing and .-till Inter the lltm became L. M. and n. I. Cigar. Some oars arter L. M. ' llagar ti'tlicd and lor many years the name of Cieorse 1. Lasar was f imlHur to almost every man In tnis :--ectb.n whe h-iil i ' of h.mlw-.iii'. Alter the death or thH veieran liaidwaie man the st,le became' llnmir Hi-others, sons uf the fe flier pro-li-lctor. Three years ago the' bus:lnesi wis Im-orpoialcel as The '.igar Danl ware .- Paint c-onip.inv. owing to the extension of It" -vholeqilel Hade the past few years and the- addition ' of a department tor mill supplie., it ha""' become necos.iry to enli-.rge the stiff., Mr. liamsi'y bring with him an expert- i nice of many y.-irs In 111" line, which will ! assure III" su, ecs" In the new t'elel. I lie eoncern does a latge wholesale and 're- 1 tall btiMue.-s In moling, paints and vai nihil as well as the regular staple", and make.', a specialty of mill supplies io that line. HAD SUCCEf-SFCL YEAR. Iliirllnglon Mlllual .-'Ire liiHiii'iuiee SllOIIN KllltctNOIIM. lilllllH, The I, fib annual nu'-Lng of llngton Miitui'l Fire Inmrance wis held a' the cilice ol tin Tuesday, wbeli the hem el of weie le-elected as follows: K. F. f), lleaiipr.', C. . Hrowni the liur company cuinpany elli ectors S. Adsit, II, S. A. lirownell, .1, .1. Flynn, H. W. .1. Hawkins, Donlv C. Hawley, C. S. Isham, II. M. McFarland, .1. II. Macciiuber, Thomas H"0es, .1 unn Itpblmon, II. P. Shiw, .1. L. Soiitbv.lck, Herald Stevens, C L. Woodburv. Following the annual meeting, Hie dl roetor.s met and rc-eleeli'd thci boarel of olllcers as follows: Pre sleh'iit-C. W. Hrownell, Vlce-pio-lelents J. L. Suutnwlck, and 11. S. Adslt. Sccionr K, W.J. Hawkins. Trcasuier-.1. 11. M.icomber. Auditors--F. O. lleulipre and H. 13. Hhaw. The reports Miowcil Insurance In force .lantiary 1, HH2, of one nnd cine-half mil lion dollars, a net t$ln of $i;!i,ir." over 191(1, lueinliuu notes in fore" .lanuary 1 $IW, f'lTi, nnd a net gain 'luring the year of $iU,. f."i, Thlrty-nne ioses were paid during I'.'ll, less reinsurance, of JOIMil, a ile creiiso In losses cnej- lltlO of ?1,S01.43. The assets January 1, 1111.'. were $2o7,:il4.S!l, a net gain during the oar of $."iJ,I2i,'J4. Thu nunipnny sl.irts the new year with every prospect oi n t?ucci.s."f ul year of business. Till: BDY KNRW, "Little boy," askeel tha well-mtanlnK reformer, "Is that your mamma over yon der with the benntltul Fet of f urn V" "Yes, sir," answered the bright lncl "Well, do on know what poor animal it was that had to suffer In order that your mmnmn tnlghl huvo thone furs'."' "Yes, r-mj pnpn"-The Housekeeper l'tlll.VTAl.V tUAS AT 1'lllilU I'UUiiS, STATE LIBRARY COMMISSION Review of Work Done during the Ywir 1911. Sis Sew Trmellnji I.lhrnrlffi nnl IN .Seliool Mhrnrlrx lnlillihiMt llrlnn lug Totals I'p to tU nnil 3, ItcperHiely. The State llbrnry commission, which has tharge of the expenditure of the npproprlutb n made by Hie State In n campaign of education through the in stalling nnd circulating of libraries In the rural parts of Vermont, held Us annual tinetlng Tuesday afternoon in the pallor of the Van Ness House, with the chairman, M. M. WINon of Itanilolph, presiding. An extraordinary amount of work was shown by the repot ts to have hi en accomplished dining the past year by the conimN-l'iti. which receives Mo salary front the State but does Its woik v. It limit chat go. Among the new- things accomplished, us 'I. jv. u by the superintendent of traveling llbratles, Mb It. W. Wtlght of Mont-pello:-, Is tl o estubll-hnient of six now travellvg libraries, bringing the total ..Liiii,,-, .,, ii.,,, uir -(.,, tins " ii new school libraries, making a total of, .' now In -ise. In addition to Hiesc there are now :.' Ilbriirles de'illng with -pcolal "iibjects for the use of study club", and I four farmers' libraries, Two now IH rarlei i weie m'ded outside of any of those classes I tiering tin- year, one dealing with South' Amotion, and tho .ther with Panama and the onrtl. Iloth of those are accompanied lis numerous iiloturc. one of the most Icj artnients. of the work done dining the ynur of was the In.nallln-t of lll-i-i-lcM in four Vermont Institutions eimtl.-, the Stale hoepltnl for the lnsan, tile hr.us,. f ,. ireetlon. the InduMrli! so'tool mid the State's prli-cei. The primary objeci of the commission and the apt loprlatlon i-i lo leaeh the spaf-ely settled regions of tb" Statf i n l to furnl-.li Hum with the llicratut-o -.- -1 1 i c 5 1 'hey would not otherwise bo able io procuie. in this much good lias bee,-, ''one. The traveling ilbrar'e Include about Ti loo.es eiieli. .iid may he obtain -.1 by anv rlar.- v.-blcb will pay the trans. roMulL.li to and from Montpeller. The! Illn-aiy may lie kept -lx months, nrJ-ngeri If ib-slrod, i-ntll each resident has had I an opportunity of raiding !h Then an I other tlbrarv will replace It. Over Min held Monday at the I shipments of this cla-s of llbraiy wc-e j lulness of the meeting , mane uurlag the year. The IIS s hoot libraries I In eons-taut circulation, of about .10 volumes each, were -ilci kept They c onsist in e made nn ' f ' i ciuiiiren s sp rv boo'is and are dlMrlbutod i "-.-ii i --iiociis, rnere is n very lively dem itnl for this class of bonks. The special st'-dy libraries consist of about r.n books, .'.oallng with some specbil sub .leit. The dlffeient study clubs and granges us., the-e as well as the agri cultural llbrnilos. The onielils nf the different State lost It lltlnti i .,11 . ,.., . tinil . ' . " Pn" 'the establishment nf llbrnrles a' those I places. At the Stale's prison nt Wind sor during Hie past year Ht books have been adcVil, making In all n total i oi nnoiit ,00. The Inmates rlenv an i i c 1 1 n ,t 1 1 o n to read heavy hooks, and i among tuose most used are books deal ing with science: an,i similar siibleeis .i Waterbury Ib-tlori with some books jof travel form the stibstnnce of the : llbrarv, and at the other two state In stltntlojiH the nalti object striven for in ine selection of Imnlc Is to '.muse' ami eievti'... in the lust tliren llbra' jles a substantial Increase ha also loon made In Hie past !' months, j In the work of starting n-w Hhrnr- les, Hie eommlsslon gives MOO worth of i books at first and this Is followed by ;an annual contribution of 12.". worth si long as the library Is kept allv.. nnd well ninii-igeel. There nre now e r, n slltutlons receiving till' iibl annually. aow in, nines were established dm- i lug the past year In Mbldlebury. Wil- ' llnmstovn. Itoxbirry, eliatiJ i le. Troy' and V.'eatherst'olcl. j in" eiuiv nppropi-l.itb'ii i, ml,. ,v tli? Stale for the use ot the onm-nlsslon i auoiii .-....'inn KMinuiv am ilur'ni- t'u. "ng past year no emit rlbiit boi.. .-. 1 y ln-'lvlduals little, ove-r nr1, howc-or, n lontr builon Ciio was made by Miss Coilnm wood of St, .To'mshurj and much good work. " ma le a yea- of 'l - l'n-1-'-lilt . did CITY TRUST COMPANY. CiirCiiKtou'n Vrurmt l-'innm-lnl Insil liMbio Ite-rti ts )llle.r. The annual mectlnsi of the -tm-khol len. of the c lly Trust eonii,in:-, Purlirgton's lie.cc-it finniiclal Institution was led. I .Miirnay muriiiiig. nmnigii the i-nnuninv I ,11,1 ,Uit benln bushie-ss until l.i, April. I' 'source c I j,.,,) ,Pposts of Slfti.ias ami total ri I of tiUM'i Jnnu.iiy I. The dopo-it;: have Is'nci' lucnaii'il to JJlo.O'i, wt.l h 1-ear In- toii'.-t at tre fate of femr pPr cent. Messrs. F, 1 1. Hinges.", lCIlas Lvman. 1 1. T. Itutter, A. O. Wblttemoie, W. F. Ileiielee, F. II. Parker an I .1 S Flint we're re-elected directors. The dheetoi- sllb'nueiitly ele -toil Mr. Ft rgess president, Mr. Lyman vice-pi evi dent, Mr. Itutter tteasurer and II S. Weed assistant tieasnrer. HOME SAVINGS EANK. Oilleers Kleoteil nt tmiiuil Meeting of the I'liriiornlliin Miiinln,. The annual meeting of ihe coipor.Uors of the Dome Sittings bank was held ,Vou. day. The tre.isuiers iont howi-,1 tho bank lo be In a healthy financial, mn i'ilt!on, with a satisfactory gain In depos its ami .surplus dining the Mst year. Trustees were re-elected as to. lows: O. S, Isham, II. S. Peck, c. W. Hrownell, W. H. Hates, II. W. Tracy, L. (', (Irant, C. D. Warren, .1. II. Maconibcr., F. o, Heau pre, K. W. .1. Hawkins and N. K. Ilrown. Tho follow'ng olllcers were also re-elected: C. S. Isham. president; C. L. Dolan and C. W. llniwncll, ice-preslilents; N, K. Ilrown, tteasuier. c. W. tlrown II. assistant tteTsnrer: (' D. Warren, K. W, .1. Hawk'ns and F O. Heaupre, audi tors: c. S. Isham, 1'. (). Itciupie, .1. II. .M.icomber, i . D, Wnireui and C. W, Hrownell, Investment couiinltlee. COLLEGE STREET CHURCH. Society Una for flout In Its lli-cenl Mic'craxriil Yrnr llUtor) TJie nnniwl meeting street CoiiKiegntloniil of tho College society Monday, evening wn.s one of the most s-jtUfnotory held In many years. The prudential com mittee, reportlntc through J. L. South wlok, rotlrlnpr chairman, announced Ihat as a rnult f Ihe new financial Bystem adopted, with budget and comillltteo on finance and trees powm outside of those as sinned, th society hart had one or moat eucceMtul yearn la It hlitory. tho The plan worked so well that tho pru dential committee was nble to report tho beglnnlnB of a new year with all current debts paid, nil outstanding obligations dls chnrKed nnd n surplus In tho trenmiry. After DiiJ-lnB for the Improvements re rultlng from the extension of Hradley place and providing for n monument Tor Miss Mnry llollenbeck tho hnlatico re ceived from the falo of land was added lo tle permanent fund of the church. Treasurer II. T, Hutter's report showed that outside of this land transaction the society hnd received and paid out dining the year $5.!7S.?S nnd there was still owing the society J7t1l.2'l. In accordance with the recommendation of the nominating committee, consisting of (len. T, S. Feck, Prof. S. F. Kmeranti nnd A, (', Whiting, otlleors and commit tees for tho ensiling year weie elected as follows: President Itobert Itoberts. Clerk Superintendent II. O. Wheeler. Treasurer 11. 'I'. Ittitler. Auditor W. C. Isham. Collector W. O. I.ane. Prudential committee A. I, Whiting, Dr. H. R. Wntklns and A. I, (loodbue. Flnnnce committee II. it, llagar, II. II. lllckok and W. O. Kmc. I'o.w committee F. D. Spauldlng, II. II. llagar, In accordance with the motion by Prof. '!. 11. Perkins the sum of M''. now In the hands of the trustees of the permanent fond and tinlmestcd was set aside to he I nown as the "Mary llollenbeck fund." The society adjourned until Wednesday evening, January 21, when the annual se lection of pews will take place, followed by the parish gathering and supper, to be 1 in tlelpatecl In by the entire congregation MARY FLETCHER HOSPITAL. tililltlonnl AppottitnirtitM iiin.ni:,-i-il Mondn.t Tin- Hoard of Visitors. ' t the regiilir i-mnthlv meeting of the s Monday nftermv n the eleetiotis an nounced at tin- annual tiiei.Hng won -up-P'l inentrd by the following additional ap pointments: Honorary cmsultlng Mirgcoii" Dr. W. il. l.iuid of l!urllmM,on, Dr. Homy .latnes "f A'atc rbury. ''onsiiltlng surgeons Dr. I.'. II. MaiHn c ' .Mbldlebury, Dr. I.ymau Allen -it lJui'liiii:ton, Dr. W. W. Towtisheiiil of Uiitlaud, Dr. K. T. Prown of ISurllngt m. i 'onsiiltlng i hvs'olans--Dr. C. II :vech.r. Dr. .1. II. Dod-'.s and Dr. F. W. i'i l-s ol Hf.rllngton, Dr. C. II. Dianch ' ' rand Isle. Till-: HUAltll OF VISITolii. The annual meeting f visitor- of the Mary ''!( tin- bond .if :-ie" liosjipal hospital. Tho ' in I u s 1 -d the ' cle.-tion of utile ers a.'d the ib -n-u.-bm uf plans for the ensuing yen-. Ulllccrs! elected were: I re-'de'-.t. the Hev. c '. .1 Staples; n-cretniy. Mis. ,M. H. Huekham. Those present wcte Dr. C. M. Fcirln u' Ksscx .lunctlon. Xlr. I . r,. I'ullor, Mr i'. S. Iham, Mrs. Walter Cat i.c ntcr, Mr. Huckh.im, Mr. Staples, Mls .Icilin Smith Dr. O. N. Fastniau a.id I.. P. Smith. BANK ELECTIONS. DtreetorH mill (Kl:rr Ollleyrs of Inst Hill leios It e-c lee I cel. The annual meetlnr of the stoekholeb'rs of the Howard National hank was lieM Tm-sday t.iornlng. when the following d rector were elected: 1' il. Hurgoss, I Kilns Lyman, A. "' Wbltttiooie. Hugh VeLenn anil H T. ltutior. The' follow In ofllcets were elected at the inee'ing of the diiee-tors: President. I-', ii. llurges-; l'c-ire.-.iilent, Kilns Lyman: cashlei. II. T Itutter: assistant cashb-r, IL S Weed, teller, F. W. White-oinb. The annual stockholders' nirotlng of t ho i .Me rchants Nntlonal '.nnk ira .il.-o held ve-doielay nnd the f illowing direotms v.cte eb' .ted: ('. '.V. Wo'-d'ovf", L. K. V, oedbouso. H. W. A'len, P., bel t lio'ieits nod W. C. Isluini, Olllr-ers were ehctrd nt a session of the' ii.ii'Ctors wl-b-h fo'- 'owe-l. Tile ollloeis aio: Pi eshlent. Wooclhou-e: b e-prc lib ntf . !.. I'.. 1. 1 use ami II W. .Mien, c-i"hler, I-!,, in: a"Mst,',:it cashier. A. V tel'er. I-'. M. Hradley. c w. ooel W C IL1.; JOINT INSTALL ..TIOF Held TreMilny l'len!oiv !ij .(iinnnid j Post nnil Wonirur-, !rltef Ciirfr. ' S'annaril Post, (!. A. I!.. and St.inn ird I Wc.mnn's liellcf c'oiiis bold Hielr .itiiiu il I 'nM'lll.ltinii of olllcers Tllesebr,- c,i-u,; 'In iltannard Mi nioilal h-ill. with a 1 irse it'eiidani'o of nicml ers of lc.;h org.inb.i inii". P.ist Dep.ittmcnt ("en im indi'i-1 . I? I Peach of Hill. Htj was the lu.ielMng otli ccr for the etcrans and PaM I'lr.cleb-n: Mm. Ann i Henri! was the Insull'n.; oil', I c or for the ladle". j The following o'Ucers for .-tamurd Po-t jwoii' lnut-.illerl: ( 'ommnn le r. cb-ore P. Martin: senior vh o. -nmni-inilei , '. L. ! Putney; .'in. lor vb o-coir.m.incler, Hl-binl 1 ,1. Irwin- suntenn, Nelson Tracy: qiiarler- master, .1. M. S.iffotd; ch.iplalp. .1. K. ICooclrlcli: iifl'ccr of the doc, c'lurlcs Van ' ft.'.nberg: adjulant, ('. 1 . Williams; olll- ee of the guard. II. A. Tllley: p.it.-'ollc ; ins'ruetor and .-etgeani mnlor, II O, Wheeler; qiiai'ti'riiiaster sere,inl, Andicw -V.' H-iffey. I The' o!llce-rs of tlio Women's IvCllct Corps lnt.'lleel were; President, Mr". C. ! P. Martin; senior vlee-ori Hlelent, Mrs W, I P Hall; Junior l''i-pro.sMent, Mi". Lillian I Helps,; chaplain, Mr". Ae'ellre rireenlent; j coi.iluctor, Mis. Hi urge I.ane. gii.inl, Mrs. l'r.inces ltoMiolds; tro.usut er, Mrs. Charles Hand; assistant conductor, Mrs. Fllen llnrrlngton: n"sl.slant guar.l, Mis. i 'buries Stone; musician, Mrs. Gertrude Smith; press correspondent, Mr . bin Spear, secretary. Mrs. Alice June": pa triotic Instruct""-. Mrs Anumla Howes; color bearers, Miss Francos Hill, Mis. H. J. Dnlglo, Mrs, Alice Hill and Mrs. I'rcdi Morgan. BRAVE JANITOR LOST I-IFE IN BOSTON J7IRE Huston, Jan. U. One life- was lost as a it-suit of a tiro which ragi-d for three hours to-day In the heart of the' down town business district c ausing a property loss of appioxlmati'ly $loo,en, pertly In toned. Stanley Iteynolds, Janitor, was found drowned In the water poured by the llremeli Into an elevator well. The fires originated from tome unknown cause' In the basement of Hie six-story, stone building m Federal street, oe-uplod bv the niobe-Wernicke company, otllee f multure dealers, cm the ground Ibior, anil by II"' '" J- ,l,,1' company, rubber goods, anil several publishers' and archi tects'' otllces on the upper Hours. The flames spread rapidly, uinl tho occupants wro forceel to flee to tho street Heytiolds hist Ills life while try- ' . t. ..ll.ru II,. I....1 ,,,.wl.. u..,.,,p..l log to UfiP - . .. trips in tc street floor imuu gins aim iiieo. oi Ills Inst trip bca becainn ovcrcomo by smoke, and fell into tho elevator well. Don't I"' ln'eroB' In real estate l.i this clty-for ony close student of It. who has evtm MTTtK money, pins a leal I lute icst lu llH' U lp' , ,ul '' inoeicraici rlcli tluoUB" ual --io optTauoiis. CITY MUST TALK BUSINESS Is Given a Month to Prepare a New Station Flan. IHieslloi'i of Ovtnernhlp of Streets Hie l.uke Front Must lip Settled before Anything Further f'nn lie Hone. to The hearing before the public service, commission on the matter of Hurllngton's new union Motion was terminated sudden ly late Tuesday afternoon and an ad journment taken until lebruary 12. The adjournment was preceded by soma lively talk on the pari of the commission, tho i.omttilttec of llfteen and the, attorneys en gaged In the matter. When the commis sion eonvoncs -again the city will he cx pooti'il to present an entirety now- plan, showing Just where the city wants the station located and Just what manner of changes the city desires In tho matter of grade diminution, etc Tin' adjoin nmetit Tuesday came at the mil of n (torsion which bad lasted nearly nil clay In the city court room. The de cision on the part of the commission to allow more dclny was precipitated by It. K. Ilrown, attorney for the Itutlanil il.ill-I road company, who insisted that the city ! should come torward with some dellnlte (imposition us to Just what was wanted. This request came as the tostilt of tue fact being disclosed that tho city does not favor the location of tlio station at the foot of Main street and aKo beeiiii.ee C P. Cowb'S, lepresi'iitlng the committee of lirteen and the' people In the matter, wisli- 1 e d lo put 111 more cvldi n.'e on the pert of j the' city. ' Mr. Hi own, in no uncertain words, stat ic! that be had .supposed all the evidence Was In ai the lasl bearing and likewl e that the city Livori'i! the locution of the .station at the font of Main street. The la'lio.id plan-", he said, hail been sub mltte 1 on llii- bitter supposition There fore, said Mr. Hrown, If "the dlv now v.lsbe-- to wlihdiaw froiii Its position an 1 wants Hie station located ebewhere and nl.so wants to put In more evidence, it should come torwatd w lb some dellnlte plan of what It want" .ml let the rail roads s'c" if they cannot draw up. other plans that will conform with the city's v. Ishc. The c omnvsslon se'cini'd to take the same view of the .'.ise, Ina-muich as it bad asked tin' eomn ittee of fifteen lo sub mit some definite .sjatenie-iit, and after some discussion tie. elate fen- the' next Pe. i-i'-'i v, - ile . lite,! upon. ! tin me.intli' the committee of Ilf lecn ,i'l e e' w h-:i cm be nocomplbdied 'in the wti. of lining a plan drawn that will show .lust what the e'.tv wants. Some enc'i'ii-r will doubtless be engaged to el i I this nnil Mr. Prown s-ild ye"tetday that any a-slstntiee the Hutbind engineers could ghc would be glndlv olfered. The' bearing Tuesday was without !m- -, ofialit f' attires except in one' or two lu i stanc s. The Hist of th'."o might bo con 1 i-lelered jtie slatemi'nt ell the part of At I'uo totney-ncne n l Snrgettt that any parties j who claimed thai College, Kim; and Maple streets were ptiblii liuliwa.v.s where the crossed the' taProie! track", miut be pre pared lo prove' the claim. This put a new plinse on the iines-llm of the rights to thc" streets. If thtrfo streets nre not highways -v1 etc they cross the trn-ks, the State "cnnot be' ussessfd for nnv por tion of the grndr crossing I'llmlnntlon ex pense. .mil the ei.v for only such portion as I charge-. il 'e to the cxp'nse' of sin h elini'tiatli'ii I'- it .ippllon dlreetlv to the new station. I'lialtmiu Iledmond slated that the' itnttcr of ownership to the"o streets woi'b1 hue to be deiermlued. and it, v.- nil part.,-- Ir.'i i s,.,l due notice' to be : rep-t.i! I i : i' i"l' brief" or argu ments on this ;ili is,. f I'o problem at fir next he . rim When I " hearing begun Tuesdn moru'ng A"orn"s Hr. wn -mil Luwren-e were ab.-e nt, being -n C.r.uiel Isle, engaged In the tf 1 of .1 i i-e. Th commission de , tcicei to illow- M. C I' no.- whom the Commit' i.il ' lub Im'.l-il to liurlington, to ircsr'i: '.is pbm for tie elovelopment of the 1 e front. This pi in Ins elreadv been e'.. rl! i-el in ele ta1'. chnlrtnin lb d mond liowel this id. in lo be prexe'nted on tb- under! landing that thev were to e-oi'sM"i- it on'y n to its 'oearlng on the e'cMMon they mlelit in ike In selecting e-lllier Hie Uittlnnil of lb" Central Ver- mont 1 i'i fo a siatbin by Mi- 1' ,r-ie s sb iv-n-. front '"Ii'lr ' e e,-.v!o"i C'e t".orn'"r '.' ben th s, ss'eu we j o'e bic i. Me-ssi-. Hrow a -n' piescnl. The lntte r oh .'.' of fin i Dor li-t'm"' o i Tho testhnoii'- bow the bike 1 i'-.tlnneil all -i-,imeil at two rl I . ' w rence w en ted to the taking the- ground Hint "llder't a d il e cot ice t nil in ami r moii' i I i haw 1 Mr n-c. w T the '. n s to '.e intro. hi'-ed he wc-ln-d tutkind eiiulneet-s on b mil onded this olijiM-tlcvi -trung- i 'v .tiid I right to ! ! toil that the ra'lio-nls bed a now what the citv wonted. Ft -.-honkl bo -l.itcd lb.it the plan submitted I bv Mr. Haines call for the placing of the I Motion between Main nnl College stieeH instead of nt the foot of Main sticet.) During the discussion Mr. i '.iwles made the statement that he favored Ihe Con , trill Vermont nlnti. filling for the elimination of the crossings by mo . is of timlci , " so.-. This wns Interpreted lo 1 j i.te nil tl.al this was the n.ind taken h j , the cnmmlttiM' of fifteen, but Mr. Cowl ! o'.plalnccl that it wan nicreh his person il I'plnlein nnil that the committee of often , had as yet taken no stand. At till' point , Mr. Hrown insisted to the commissi m ! that the rullmad" and all concerned were j entitled to know Just wlnt the eltv and I tue coiuinitti'e of tirtcen dhl want M.ivor iloberts said the committee of llfteen were not engineers and they were trying to vain Information hi the best way pos-dhlo. I'o sabl he was ready at any time to say what he wanted perotially. Attornev C, W. Witter., speaking for (lie iVntnl Vet mont, .staled that his company had tried from the beginning to have the committee take some stnnil and that as vet they hml not done so. They bid left the two railroads to fight back .iml forth, he raid, and show tlielr plans. 'I'hey hud rencheel the point, said Mr. Witters, whole thej must do something nnd be thought they should do It and ho given the necessuy lime. He said that If there was i tiny' assistance the Cen tral Vermont engineers oouhl give tho eltv the c mp'iny, would bo glad to help end the r.illioads would both be glad If the eltv can work out a (dan that will be accept. ihle to all parlies. Mr. Wltter.i said his company bad reached the' point wheio It would bo glad lo furnish the oity witli a union station without con troversy, ami that so fnr as his company was concerned It was content with the plan that It hail alrcadv offered. C. P. Cowles, speaking for the com mittee or llfteen and the people, snld that tlie city would accept tho challcnso to prepare a plan nnd on the strength of tho expectation that such a plnn will be suhmltted nnd that the parties will bo prepared to submit briefs nn the matter of rights to the streets Ihat cross the railroad tracks, the commission ncl. Journed. The W.G. Reynolds Co Carpets, Furniture, Linens TO-DAY j CENT FumStiire Offers Exceptional Unctions on Lace, iluslisi and Scrim Oytiains . . These Prices Indicate What Uttle Money Can Do in Buying Curtains Now SCOTCH NET WINDOW CURTAINS, 2V yds. long, 40 inches wide, over lock, scalloped- edfje patterns in i limy etVects. Reirnlar price, JSc a pair, white or Aral. 49c A FAIR SCOTCH NET CURTAINS, :S yds. lon-r, no inches wide, 'Hrnsseis net dtijrtis. Ketilnr price, :jil.f0 a pair, white !' Arabian 89c A PAIR SCOTCH NET CURTAINS, 1 yds. lonp. 40 inches wide, very line inndras weave with fillet pattern, white or Arabian. Regular price. .l.!t,S a pnir...$1.25 A FAIR EATTENBURG CURTAINS, 125 yds. limp, .!.! inches wide, saw tooth edge and insertion. Regular $1.1'5. 75c PAIR BONAZ CURTAINS, '2- yds. long. :18 inches wide, finished with pico edge. Regular price. $1.6!) $1.19 A PAIR BONAZ CURTAINS, 2 yds. long. :ili inches wide, pattern scalloped edge. Hegular price, $IA)S a pair, $1.25 PAIR BONAZ CURTAINS, 21 yds. long. 4S inches wide, scalloped edge itli eyelet pattern inserting elVeet. Regular pric. .S..u) pair .$2.50 A PAIR REAL HAND MADE CLUNY CURTAINS, 2i yds. long, Uf! inches wide, body of real cable net and finished with U inch hem. Regular price, .$1.!)S a pair. .98c A PAIR REAL HAND MADE CLUNY LACE CURTAINS, 2i yds. long. !(! inches wide, body of real cable net with hand made elunv t dge and insertion. Regular price, $3.00 a paii- $1.98 A PAIR REAL CLUNY LACE CURTAINS, '2 yds. long. 1 yd. wide, real elunv edge 2 inches wide. Regular price. $2.2."), $1.50 A FAIR IMITATION CLUNY LACE CURTAINS, 2$ yds. long, .'13 inches wide, pico edge. Regular price, .fl.98, 98c PAIR SPECIAL PICO AND MEXICAN DRAWN' WORK EDGE CURTAINS, with braid inserting. Regular prioo, $1.2.") 89c A PAIR IMITATION CLUNY LACE CURTAINS, 2i yds. long. 42 iniches wide, made from cable net witli 7 inch lobe lace ede. Regular price. $3.."((l pair $2.25 A PAIR REAL CLUNY LACE CURTAINS, 2i yds. long. 42 inches wide, body of cable net, finished with inch heavy lobe lace edge and insertion. Regular price, $f.."0 pair, $4.50 A PAIR REAL HAND MADE RENAISSANCE CURTAINS, 2J yds. long, 42 inches wide, body of cable net, finished with Arabian lace edge and 4 inch renaissance lace and 12 inch medallion corner. Regulnr price, $5. $3.75 A PAIR ETAMINE CURTAINS, 2i yds. long, 40 inches wide, edge of lobe lace, against 2 inch hemstitched hem. Rtigular price, $1.2.") a pair 98c A PAIR SCRIM CURTAINS, 2h yds. long, made with honaz edgo and inserting. Regular price, $1.98 pair.. $1.25 PAIR MARQUISETTE WEAVE CURTAINS, made with 24 inch hem and 2 inch fillet insertion. Regular price, $1.98 pair $1-39 PAIR ETAMDNE CURTAINS, 2i yds. long. 40 inches wide, with beautiful madras weave lace edge and 2A inch insert ing. Regular price. $1.98 pair $1.35 PAIR VENETIAN LACE CURTAINS, 3 yds. long, .")4 inches wide, with two-tone brown effect. Regular price, $10.00 pnir $5.00 PAIR SCOTCH MADRAS CURTAINS, 3 yds. bug, 38 inches wide, assortment of patterns and colors. Regular price, $3.7.") $2.50 PAIR HEMSTITCHED RUFFLED MUSLIN CURTAINS, rogular length and width with narrow hemstitched ruffles, special new patterns this season. Triced as follows: 2!)e numbers, at 21c PAIR 50c numbers, at 39c PAIR 75c numbers, at 49c PAIR 98c numbers, at 75c PAIR $1.25 numbers, at 98c lb) t b THE BIG Sals