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The people of Vermont have not
yet reached a point where they arc
prepared to make n. martyr out of a
( old-blooded murderer simply herauM!
the "chief executioner" did not know
enough to provide a proper rope.
John Bull Is n flanker or mowing
more "chesty" than over. Hrltl'h ex
ports for 1011 broke ell records, hav
ing reached the stupendous total of
;:.!70,000,000. Was this rfonl owing
(o free trade or In spite of It?
The Philadelphia Press In speaking
nf President Taft's frank declaration
of his candidacy for renominating
says, that "til's Is as it should lie. It
Is due to the party and due to the
country at ti ls stage that any man
who is a candidate shall 'ay so."
The Kansas Agricultural College
co-operating with the t'nited States
government has demonstrated that
while oats make :i better feed for
horses, than corn, a combination of
corn and alfalfa 1m as good as oats and
fifty per cent, cheaper. Alfalfa plain
ly has a great future In our agricul
REKDKT.VOIS OX MT. MAXSI'IRI.n.
The Waterhury Record announces
that "The members of tho Vermont
Press club are In receipt of an Invita
tion from Walter M. Adams, proprie
tor of the Mt. Mansfield Mouse, to lie
his guests for ati over-night stay at
this popular mountain resort some
time during the latter part of June.
The ladles aro Included In this gener
tl Is reassuring to note this evi
dence of ently appreciation of the
early efforts of the "early bird." Ver
mont has usually waited until Juik
to advertise for summer tourists ex
pected In July, and us n natural result
many of these possible visitors have
bren entertained elsewhere.
We are gratified also that the Ver
mont newspaper circle is to form a
"hollow square." so to speak on the
summit of Vermont's highest moun
tain peak and renew Its members' ap
preciation of tho manifold beauties
and attractions of that great natural
It is to be hoped that the fraternity
nay turn out in full force, particular
iy the bettor half and that as a result
the first step m&y i,e taken in making
Jit. Manafljeld more accessible to tat
Vermont aa rummer rernri will
rot fully come into Its own until the
public can rlri by rail to the summit
of tha ritate's loftleit and rsjidaat
Tits lhsson iif Hicnmovx rntMH.
Wo hnve no desire to pander to the
t nates of sensation lovers by dignify
ing the Rleheson murder, Thera la,
icwever. a aid to this horror which
lves the a greater public Inter
cut than the- ordinary murder should
lava. The wret"h who committed tho
rrlrse was a minister of the gospel,
A ct many unthinking people will
he toe hasty to reus on that tho chur;h.
hloh In opa form or another Is the
very embodiment of all that is flnsst.
f Air sat and snout Idealistic In oar Ufa
lo-aay, did not make this man a hypo
crite. Ha was a hypocrite because he
could deal In thn llneat things tha
world ean know and vet keep his
eal,, Mb hidden aelf untouched. Thar
a-as ens namad lacariat who wan a
hypocrite Inn ago and the fact of his
hypocrisy ha never heon allowed tn
redact against the eleven who had aa
undated with him.
Hut people will .shake their head,
loos- wise, and InHlnmito that Ihe
preaching profession l not nil that It
ought to he, Kor that reason tho
cause of religion must suffer by the
doed of this man. Tim very pnoplA the
church wants most tt reach will be
Fiispleloiis of Its service, aad lacking
in reverence for Its ministers who
have given themselves up to tho
praaehtng and doing of good. That la
the hairnlng nliarno of the nieheson
POSSIBILITY OF A NEW POLITICAL PARTY.
The occtiltntion of two stars in tho political (imminent lias
sft tho partisan world agog, Urytiu und Lit lftilloUo have' mot,
cither with malice aforethought or ns u curious coincidence, and
new party possibilities have boon horn again.
This talk about tho probability of it third political party can
hardly be regarded as novel, although it is ever now. When
Theodore Roosevelt was returning from his chaso after big game
in the wilds of the Dark Continent, strange rumors came out of
the east, but the wise men did not search after signs of a new
political organization. They simply assumed that this was u
manifestation of individualism rather than of organized op
position to tho parties in existence.
So this jumping to conclusions because Ihc political Moses
of democracy and the standard-bearer of ultra-progressive re
publicanism met in the marble palace known as the union station
in the national capital without coming to blows or engaging in
other evidences of political hostility is not n safe pastime.
We of America recognie the fact that sooner or later po
litical evolution will probably result in the breaking up of our
parties into wings or factious, us has been the case in England
as well as on the European continent, particularly in France and
Germany. Party lines have come to rest lightly upon many men
in the United States and prevailing conditions are likely to hasten
the propaganda of political independence.
It must also be recognized that existing party policies are
peculiarly favorable fop the shifting of political divisions. It
has long been n subject of remark that there is little difference
between the fundamental principles of the two leading political
parlies in this country, and some people go so I'nr as to hold that
there is in reality at bottom no difference since both parties con
tain tariff revisionists and free traders as well as many pro
tectionists. Standpatters and progressives as to the treatment
of Mig Business are common to all parties as well ns to the great
body of voters who are (locking by themselves under a nameless
disorganization but ready to adopt whatever opportunity to do
things seeins most favorable.
Turning from aeneral conditions to individuals, we have no
less than throe recognized leaders who might work together in
the formation of a third party. Koosevelt. Hryim and La Toilette.
We are inclined to attach more .significance to the present meet
ing of two of these shapers of political ihoutrht owing to the fuel,
that it is not lonjr since one of them. Mr. Mryan. had a conference
with Mr. Roosevelt in New York city. They are all radical pro
gressives in a broad way, although each has his own particular
"ism with reference to particular methods of arriving at the goal
sought in common.
It would not he a difficult matter for these Hire" um) 0f ,le
served political renown to agree on principles, but the great ob
Mni'lc to unity and harmony of action would probably be the
selection of a general-in-chief. All jn all it would probably bo
easier for Bryan and La Folletle to work together than it would
be to establish an American triple plliaiice.
Mr. Roosevelt has nothing to u'ain from establishing a new
political organization and lie has not jumped the party traces.
On the other hand in Congress as well as out of it the democrats
and the republican insurgents have repeatedly demonstrated
their entire ibilily as well as willingness to pnl together.
As between Bryan and La Follette the Xcbraskan also Inn.
reason for watching for the breaking of lk'ht along the eastern
democratic horizon. The gathering democratic elans, who are to
select a time and place for the next national convention are al
ready beginning to show signs of dissatisfaction with the princi
pal presidential possibilities of their party.
It is claimed by some democratic speakers that Champ Clark
is more of n politician than a statesman, and his international
joke about Canadian annexation would rule him absolutely out
of the class of diplomatic presidents, were he by any freak of
political chance to gain official entrance to the White House.
Wilson is dubbed a mere theorist as well as a man of volatile
opinions, which characterization is justified by his talk about
freedom to change oiyj's mind in spite of written letters, printed
in another column this .imuiiiuR, and his present eoutroversv
with Mr. Bryan is regarded as likely to shunt liim toward the
list of democratic impossibilities.
'Governor Harmon of Ohio is being anathematized by many
democrats of 1lie progressive brand because of his intimate con
nections with Big Business and he is also handicapped by the pro
nounced hostility of Bryan.
Chairman Cndorwood of Alabama, is laboring under the dis
advantage of being a "southerner." although we do not see why
every resident of that nectiou should be d 'barred forever from
the White House because sonic of the fathers of that section
sought to establish their own independent government. They
have paid the penalty over and over again.
The chief obstacle to the promotion of the I'nderwood boom
is the fact that during the late extra session. Biyan dem mst rated
I'nderwood 's self-interest in indunries that were receiving ap
parent protection in a democratic hill providing foi- revision of
the tariff and that stigma is likely to slick, particularly in view
of the fact that Harmon and Wilson and Champ Clark and prac
tically all of the democratic presidential possibilities have declar
ed the tariff to be the paramount issue in tin national campaign
In fact the onl man among the democratic scorers in the
presidential race who has not recently been heavily handicapped
is the man from Nebraska. .The chances are therefore that he
will be among the promising starters m the d'mocrntic national
However, if Brau should be. disappointed b he democrats
and La Follette should find excuse for pronouncing the repub
lican national convention a non-progressive body, we would not
be greatly surprised to see them joining hands in p. Miird parly
movement of considerable proportions
Now who is to hlameT Who, bo
side the vllllan himself, can be found
responsible for this blow against the
very nbudlment of mon r. Ideals? If
th-er ar degree nf wtckrdnnss, thlx
Ulohe'on waf. one of the most wicked I
men of whrm we have evei heard i
Ho ns .-jot only a coward .-.ml nun -1 eetn:i ti; ho that 'he ahurchea to re
dercr; he win the cowardly murderer j tain th!i own hif.h position rmtht look
of tho one that loved him. Men do
not become sa wicked as that of a
sudden. Before he ever became a. min
ister nil man had a bad record. In
hla college life he wa-s notorious for
cheating and bed laora'.r. it would
seem that the men who were so 1j:;
as to allow such n character to find
hla way through a theological school,
and to gain admlrslon to the most ex
sited profession, were guilty of some
thing. The minister holds a position of ter
rible power and responsibility. He is
not oply trusted and honored more
than .r Mr.ppec or Ills offu-o; he l 1 ,-hances are that tho Governor prob
looked upon by many as a model. Wo . w ,,c ,.hnsmi. TOVPry
all catch ourfclves som,etlnio or other fart ,nnt lls Plnlpe novprtlle.
acting upon the principle that what
evor tho minister does must be right.
Rofore hiring a bnnk clerk prudent
men throw n .drag-not over his past,
The man who watches over thn peo
ple's morals ought to be as reliable as
tha one who watches over their money.
And yet we are Informed that, for a
man with a fair amount of brains andjuf present-day Massachusetts should
the pliability of mind which will en- j aspire to lead the Democratic party
able him to say he believes what a .proves several things. It proves thnt
board of examiners desire him to be-j the man has more than his fair share
Hove, It Is ridiculously easy to gain j of assuranco and self assertion, nut
admission to the ministry of almost ( beyond thut It goes far to show thnt
any denomination. If this Rleheson the difference between the two parties
knave had said that be wu M sli u - - it inline-
that ho believed In the Trinity or
aomnthln;; else which theologians 10
vare, we scilicet he would never have,
he-en ,fl ,n a eh,;rh. 3 tit t after all,
what Is tlieoHny In comparison with
." ;;ood life.
The leson of the lilehesnn tragedy
with the irrvalcHt care to the chara. -ter
of tl e men they put In authority.
l.O, I'OSS AXI) l'.MlTV LINK.
The dnmn rntlc Clovemor of Massa
chusetts, who was nnce n Vermonter,
makes a bid for the highest honor lh
Democratic party can give. It Is gen
orally admitted Hint the message in
which novernor Kohm emphnalzed na
tional questions and advocated cer
tain llilngH which at presont are to
voters what sugar and vinegar are in
flies, was" nothing less thnn a hid for
the nresldontlnl nomination. The
When it Is said that (Inventor Koss
was once n Vormonlor It Is aH good us
aald that ho was once a republican.
That nn ex-rcpubllcan who only be
came a democrat when he wan read
out of the select llttlo company com
posed of Irfidgo and the other snlnts
ton statesman once snld "0 ,,0ln(8
.f.nd look In your Daniel Webster's
dictionary and you'll find there ain't
so much difference-' between tho mean
ing of the word ?puBlli.s '
crnt after all."
It Is a fact that parly differences
tiro losing some of their power to keep
men apart. Some mil it a d '"cl!
others jail It a glad one Where men
nU over tin; country used I" '"ok to "
man's parly very much as Southern
eifi look to a man's completion, the
popular mind al present Is Inclined to
fen In Us political problem? not mo
much a choice of parties ns n choice
of men. t'ndoubtedly there has been
much iiiidm. allegiance to parties lit
the past ii lid much luiliort and unfair
Judging or the other side This fool
ish Hotillnietif n nil giotili'lleas pre
judice wnn push,., to an.-h extremes as
ti give n hud name to ,ul parly ac
tivity. It Is at preselil a tepioiich to cull
ii man nn extreme partisan. Partisan-
nhlp Is an obstacle In 'he wuy of the, t,, rnntlnuance of this Htnttttc.
calm, sane Hettieinont of great proli- j Vsnuoi.t lias rot suffered fro'ii too vlg
Icms. 1'artles Insofar uh they have hla-j hi enfoivemen' of th law against
dered a sound Judgment Iv Inlrodu. murder. lull from the le.ek of punlh
ln sentimentality .mil Dteludl'e I luf. nt f muteercrw. We have made
where clear hends mid iiti'diised mo-
tlvcs were needed, have deserved mii'l
of the hostile things which hae been
t-iild nbout them. Hni tnklnsr human
iiiilure fi It Is mid our .vtein ns It Is.
mid parties n they ought tube, it do.-K
seem Hint parties have ;i -ervlce to
perform n the national life.
i'm tles are nei ei.san mainly for
two roiiuorm; been use It is desirable to
have something to t.ike ihe punish
ment for a bad choice or illsiiMtroti"
uollcy, and hecnu"e Idea-- ale fo In
tangible ns to need sonm indorsement.
Insures populni choice onlv In an In
dliect wny If at all. At some point
In the proceeding the men to be voted
upon must be "put up." There mi'-tt
be some way of holding somebody or
something aeeoiititablr foe the work
".r putting up.
Indl Idtial 'undldntes come and nn,
tut the party -cumin. If the Jeirty
indorses inellii leiii or unfaithful m-ii.
mo party surfers. .Usm ihe party can
gather up within ltelf certnln poli
cies which it tomes in represent In
tl.e popular mind.
If the ex-n-Diddlia i governor of
.Massachusetts wci,. i, P th.. demo
iratle nominee for the presidency,
u hat would we know about his Ideas on
Mieh thlnga as ( eiiti allxiitbui of govern
ment. An old traditional democrat
like Woodrow Wilson can be counted
on to oppos,. anything th.it looks like
a strengthening of the national power
as opposed to the rights of the States
but what of a mini who went out of
the republican ranks for personal ra
sons. After' all there Is mucti , g.iiul In the
i Id parly system,
. S) .
llAMiiM; v. i:i,i: ritoci Hon
It jls to bci V'lpcoj .(hat s lKrvy lOnt
may In. the lastmali roljib h'aiged In
Vermont, and that hary'- Koirers may
be the last woman to suffer death by
the noose In our State.
This does nut mean the abolishment
of the death penally, bill merely a
change In method , f executing mur
derers. It win assorted lonu; ngo
that "hanging had gone out of sole
In Vermont." This Is true to so
marked a degree that those charged
with th- duty of oxeeullng murderers
do not have experience enough to en
able them to observe inlinarv pre
cautions in connection w'th th ma
nipulation of the gallovv.
1 lie lioston Itecnrd illote
The rope used was the sme
December . lfin.1, n hanging
lingers, when a similar bungle oc
curred. The rope was tested with a ba of
.-and weighing hardly more that na
The absnrdlt;, of tills
plain when we know
weighed fi pounds.
The sheriff who bungled so Inex
cusably In connection with the execu
tion of uiroy Kent, however greatly
he may have erred, has simply gl ,-eii
Vermont a Jolt In the direction toward
which It lias been t-mllng for s oon
"Idemble period, t) e substitution of
eleti oi iitlon for hangltiK
I' considerations Involving the
avnldli'g of gruesome spectacles like
that which disgraced Vermont In con
nection w!Di '!i- li'innln. of ' r,,e
The best there i3 in Fur
The Daylight Comer
Kent were left out of account entire
ly, tho demandn of hiinlanlty would
call for Ihe adoption of the most mod
em ami humane method possible, In
currying out tha death penalty.
Ho many States havo adopted tho
electric chair and made Its operation
n success, that Vermont really has
no evuse for clinging tn the noose as
an Implement of execution, except
considerations of economy and lack
of progresslveness, Wo can not af
ford longer to permit this reproach to
continue. The next legislature should
promptly enact a law to substitute
electrocution for th gallows.
With this change In our legislation
regarding the punishment of murder,
Vermont will have pln'oil Itself In the
tunica of Statos that have heen pro
B'lfS'lve In the mailer of capital pun
ishment. The Legislature. hs. alieady made
capital punishment iliactctlonary with
the Jury In a murder care, iitnl puMli.
sentiment will unquestionably Insist
,. jt;slHiiire a court of lost. resort
It. which ,m a rule ,n1 the convicted
partv has made an nppeninnce until
after we created Ihe ofllre of attorney
general, and since that event few mur
derers have heen hi-erd by prox In
the l.eglrlature asking fi commuta
tion. This antiquated and cumber
some system has served to make the
punishment of murder a laughing
stock and to encourage the nii?sl:i.
This Is another faulty piece of leg
islation which our lawmakers should
speedily remedy . fooh aa opportun
ity presents Itself.
It is now no louuer possible to ar
gue that capital punishment U a
stumbling block .in the path of en
forcement of Inw aaaltist the shedding
of Innocent human blood. If public
sentiment with reference to any psr
Itlcular cose seeins to warrant such a
j course th Jur. can
j Imprisonment for the
When we have stopped using our
Legislature as a Judicial tribunal of
last resort and hive substituted the
olectrli chair for the r.nnse, we shall
be in a fair wav to mske our laws
fur the proteitlon of human life from
til assassin more effective than at
The esteemed Hennlngton llanner qcotes
s paragraph from an idltori.il In our col
umns relative to the manner In which
Senator l.a i-'ollette had antagonized some
nf hi followers and savs:
Why should the free Prc.s or any other
Vermonter hy at the Initiative, the refer
endum and the lecall'.' They may seem
'.ndlent mess i:cs n the wild and woolly
West, inn vrc in Vermont we have li.nl
all three fee generations and the l!.ini)er
at least considers thui .irnoug our best
Institution.. Th Nev Kngland town
nieelln? as practiced for three hundred
years K i dlrert ippllc.ition of the initia
tive and the referendum, while hi our Ver
mont constitutional pravl'lon compelling
the Judees to come up for re-elei lion or
letliement oere In ttvn cears. r.'e have as
drastic a system of recall of Judges as
any .State has dv!-ed. We , annul be
lieve that the people o:' Vetmont wish to
throw awy these long Unit safegiisida
of the public welfare. ( hi the other hanii.
we believe that there are s !n;e number
of Vermonter who would like to extend
our Vermont system nf Initiative and ref.
erendum. which has been sn successful
in town .iffalis, to Imlude State mutters.
.As to our 'Vermont vstein of ict-ali of
',idBe, it !s o much better than the cum
bersome system in vocile 111 the Western
! States, that Vermont lertalr'c should not
; hange It t'ntll -onie better plan i pro
' vlded. A fond mnnv onl people ate
. are.! n th'nss that seem to them
; strange and among U. strange things
that Vermontcis at ilrst ihoueht have
trusted are the Initiative, referendum and
; tcnll, but n hen they eor.'e t.i know tint
under different name, to linos ihem we
rs.s.ll:. that under different names v..
have had them In Vermont from the be.
'.Inning of ihe State iiWtorv. In fan the.v
are .if old i. .Ww Knglund Ile1f. Sena
tor l.a I'ollette would show hlmvelf wise
to adopt m..re Ide-is 'rom Nv KmjluM
The esteemed '.inner evluentl.v mis
taken our evyi mst'on of the wny !n which
Senator l,a ''ollelie in.' ililven away some
of the itogrevin from I; " i-ai!-.- -- n
sldiratior on our part '"f 'he merits of
the issues he an.' been vlweiithr;. x.- a
mutter of fa.u v.r have fivored ill' ex
ter.rlon or the rrfcicinlir.u piinclnle In dlf
fctetii vviy, and we would like to ,ce
otinr means oiopted to bring ihe people
In'o e,sei ton-', vvitli enur.e'i! mat
ter It Is the mnnivr of aopllc.itlon ad-
ii atod rather tlnn the principle It
sol' thai v e resjard as dangerous so
far as the recall of ludtres Is con
cerned. That the -rei all" Is .so.netlilng mmc
la its modern sens, and acceptation
than the accountability Involved In a
ie-election to olf h e. i f a Vermout
judge, for ex.Ti-plc, Is evident from
the very fact that It has ben adopted
In some States In the m-e of elective
as well as appclntlv. officers.
If the quiviilon of a le-ebvlion worn
equivalent to a recall, manifestly no
other recall would be necessary. The
recall does not wait for a man to serve
out Ills term, 1 nt makes it possible for
a pill lb- servant to be removed upon
sudden Impulie by a psitlally Inform
ed and hasty unstltuency.
'Ibis atib ect ng of our Judicial au
thorities and the decision of far
icachlng questions to the passing
whims and caprices of popular pns
slon, would he particularly perilous.
The founders of our government ware
wire to make provision for careful
and unhurried deliberation In matters
of that kind
In like mantlet it Is true, that the
Initiative principle and the referen
dum policy have been In operation In
Vmnioni for a long peiiod, but not
the particular brand which travails
III some othoV States. We hollevc our
legislature should provide for a ref
erendum on ninny an Issue hefore leg
islation enacted goes Into effect, which
Is now decided without reference (o
the voters; but that does not mean
that the people should be kept In ion
slant turmoil of canvass and agita
tion over questions that are properlv
delegated 111 our system of represen
tative government founded by the
fathers, and, we believe, found I
wisely and well,
Otherwise we should be compelled
to take a way from our governors and
Legislatures the selection of all offi
cers of the State, and other matters
of detail and get a dlreU vote nf the
people on every principal move In
connection with our Rate affairs.
In a word we suspect we do not ma
terially differ fundamentally fr-un the
llanner, us for example, when It says
that "our Vermont system of recall
of Judges," Involved In biennial elec
tion, Is "so much better thnn the cum
bersome system In vogue In the
Western States that Vermont certain
ly should not ehnnge It until some
better plan Is pro bled."
We also nitre- with th.-" llanner that
"Senator t.a I'ollette would show him
self wise to adopt more ideas from
In short the Manner mid the lIir:H
Pltl'SK seem to "shv" together to n
( onsldernble extent
St. .lohnsbury ban voted to appio
prlate $T.ifl0 for the Installation of a
combination automobile Pre truck
Waltstleld Is to have a public build
ing, which will Include a town hall
and lihrnit. with room for the post
office and lire company, (leorge A.
.loslyn of Omaha, Neb,, who was born
In Wniisneld. will give the building.
With a capital stock of Sai.OA) the shoo
business In Rutland, owned and con
ducted by W. P. Finlth for "A yeirs. will
become on rebrunry 1 the W. "'. Smith
company, composed of Mr. Smith, his
Mothers. Hubeit and Edward, and his
sister. Mi's Nee J. smith,
Thf State board of pharmacy Is In
session a. the State house at Moiitpelier.
Klcvon candidates lire taking the examination-
The board Includes W. I,,
liokey of nrnnliigton. M. fl. Heche of
Hurllngion, I:. H. McClallen of Rutland
n ml !. f. Iiiivls of liarre.
t'alvln Hatch of Danville was found
dead In the I'.adgei burn in the village
of llarvr, Mondav Jan. I. He went
to feed the horses and non after was
found dead under a horse's feet and
Ills body bruised. The i aiiSe of death
1.-: not known.
Incorporation papers have been filed
in the office of the !tcretnry of state at
.Moutpeher by Stovve fnlty Church so
ibtv and also by the New Knsluml
Power company of liotou. with a capi
tal stock of S1,ut"i.f.' In 7,0frt shares, to
open offices In lirattleboro. II. !:. WhH
ne.v of tin hitler town Is named as one
upon whom service can be made. The
company produces and sells power and
con.rols water pi iv IIkc,s.
The Slafe boaid of medical registration
Is in session al Montpellei. Those- In at
tendance are; Dr. I'. I.. Templeton,
Montpelhr; Dr. I:. It. Whlttaker liarre;
Di. W. S.
Nay. fndrrhill: Ur. S. W.
Itu.l.ind; Dr. (i. I. I'orlies.
and Di. II. I.. Waterman.
Dr. II. Godfrey of Slid.
sea. tlie other
member. Is noi presm..
loak tli examinations
I He winter meeting of the Wv'tern
Vermont t'o'igte-MtionsI club will be held
at the t'onirrer itloual I'hurch at .Mlddi"
bury Tuesday. January !'",. The spealei'.
will include Ihe i!ev. rllffoid II. Smith,
superintendent of the 'Anti-Saloon League,
and the Itev. J.imei II. Kcnb, lecturer of
tlie Americin Institute of Social Service
nf New Vork
lleorge Hvines. son ot 'I '.. ItyillCJ,
iue.(.i!.-in of ihe .uintiellcr A Well, Itlvc
railroad and vice-president of the ltosti.u
X- .Maine hee.in ok .Monday morning In
the Wells Itlver i ars'.ops In Montpf I'.er.
He has had some ".";iericnce as a tlrennn
on the New llsven ..vieiii and will I'arn
Hie buslners fioni the bottom lip. He
lam to his work In his father's prl'Me
Daniel S. i'r.ill. aged .', years, died
Snnila.v niglu at his home ri llrattlehor).
1! s namesaks and matirnai srent-srnnd-f.ither
was Col. Daniel ?tnart, a ciptn'n
In the ttevnluilo'iary army Mr. I'rnti
was a i remliieut raiser of short horn cat
tle and Soul) down sheep. He wis a di
rector In some of the banks of llrittleboro
for Ia jeirf, and was at tlie l.ead of the
Vermoir Llvesto. k comp.iny. He was
active In ie"-ultlng Company II. Kill Ver
mont volimtecis, and at the close of the
war was made quai termaster of Die lr.t
The Vetmont State Snlrltuallst as
sociiitlon vvlll hold Its annual conven
tion In Grand Army hall. Montpeller.
I'lldiiy, Saturday an. I Sunday, .Innuaiy
19. J'l and L'l. Dr. I-Mgar W. i:mcron
of .Manchester N. II.. and George II.
Warne of Washington. D. C, presi
dent of the National pliltuallsl asso
I'i.itlon. .ire on the prop-ram. The for
mer will give test sianie.
Just .is til horses driven by George
In own. employed on t.hv .Morrill farm
near t. Johnsbury, reached the cross
Iiik on the It. ,t ,M. toad a palt of the
harness hioke and at the same Instant
the afternoon train whistled a short
distance uwoj. Mi. Drown and bh
fullier baiely had time to free tac
burse ftom the sled, loaded with grain
and coal, when tlie (rain thundered b.v
i.ll, scattered tile IimiI
Dining the past year ft.imo to J.").0ii ha
been evil ended on what prombes to be
a valuable Kr.iphlle mine three miles
from Mellows l-'nlls. it Is located on the
Whltlier farm ml from 1J to an work
men liave lieen employed during tlie sum
mer and fall by .' Q- A. Hoimhlon of
I'hlhidelphln A shaft, eight by Ii feet,
has been Mink To feet and vat Inn veins
of ore struck. It s thought that mo lus
been found that rivals in qualltv and
quantity the best mines in the countrv
It s adapted to the making, of the Sliest
Tlie In ml of a match flying off caused
a fire In Die itilltoad Mullen at Leicester
Junction and within a short time Up.
building whs burned to the ground. Tlie
freight stored In the depot was u to'al
loss. Tlie bridling was an old-fasliloned
structure, a story and a half blub und
valued at about li.ooo. Robert Itanium,
the station nttenl, went Into the rear pal
of the station to light a signal light. The
head of "the match flew Into Home oil
soaked waste, ai'd the lite spread Imme
diately to the nil-soaked door There is no
lire department at the piaca.
THE COMMERCIAL CLUB
Officers Elected at Annual Meet
ing Tuesday Evening.
New Yi.rk Slate Engineer nlvea Help
ful Suggestion about the New
Itnllriind Station anil Wnter
nurllngton is fast finding Its footlns
with regard to the stand It will take
to th.. proposed new union station, Tin
fact was evident Tuesday, when, at th
'".ual meeting Qf the flutllngton Com
mercial club, the projeet was discussed
enthusiastically by rgt number of th
members. Mortimer a. Ilarncs. a practical
engineer, employ,.,! by the .w York
State hnrge ennal commission, w.t
present t th(. meeting and gave the club
members some ,,f the most liolpful hints
toward the solution of -he water front
and station problems that have yet been
presented. .Mr. talnil, ,,
with wide experience, and he outlined a
Plan for the development of Uurllngton'i
water front and commercial buSnes1
wlilei, was a revelation to Cvry oiw
Mi names came to liurllngton at thi
invitation of c. )'. Cowles. who went to
Albany recently ns a representative of
the Commercial club tn attend the barr,
canal conference. That the New York
Slate engineer reached nurllngton at .1
most opportune time was- agreed iy
ttios,. who heard his remarks Tuesda .
M'Ulimtton his been askrd by the Cen
tral Veimont Ibillvvay company, the Rut
land iiallrnaii company and the publlo
service omnu.lon to present n plan
chrmlng uhut tlie city desires In the wav
of .1 new union station. At the meeting
lucdnv nlMht. Mr Darnes furnished some
hints thru mv put the city on the right
road to iletrrrrine just what It wants in
the way of Mathm Improvements. At thn
conclusion of the remarks bv the en
glneer tlie club Joined In extending a
hearty vote nf thanks for the valuable.
Information lie had Imparled, and nlsn
in extending the same expressions of ap
preciation to Mr Cowles for his Initiative
In getting Mr. Harncs to come to Bur
lington. Tlie p'an shown Tuesday nigh in- Mr.
Harnes was that already icferred o else
where, showing how the lake fron may
be developed In the future. Later . tn.
evening the Central Vermont plan was
presented, and In rcplv to a ipiesiip,, jjr.
Harms outlined whin might be asked
for by the v.ty if 1: j.,, de-in d. t,oss. i
using this phin as a basis. The New
Votk Stat- engineer would pla. e 1 .1
plopiM, d 1. ,d in siatlon south ( Man
street. ..et.veen Main and Maple streets,
Instead of In the certei ot Man sir..,,,
ns L b.i. be. n iroioe,l. and he wo.i'd
open Main stiret to , he bilte. at tlo
same time making It wider. This woi. I
ghe opportunuv for a ideisure pier ar
the font of this .street In future, should
tbr illy desire one. He would also man,;
King K.ieel wider wheie 11 is to cross
the railroad Hacks, by means or under,
pass's, and College street also. The-
suggestions, with tile additional .icooir
i"g of property at the foot of folleg,
atreet for a water -front terminal, an
among the linpru mm ones that Mr
H. irne.s advocates, for the present Ir
addition to these, might also he adder
tlie acquiring by the State of land ir
the south part of the city for Stan
docks, to be owned and controlled b
The oveipass system of itussing '',
tracks iw not invurtd by Mr. liarnei
but r,.th,-r the underpass method, Tin
oveipass method, he said, spoils -h,
hike front light 111 the outsq Vi
to the proposition to elevate tlie tracks
Mr. Harnes does not agree with the con
tcnt.i.n that such elevation would r t
the appearance of the I. ike froi i
though be admits Unit .1 letter effe l
mlgli. be gained 'bv a steel or ston,
slrm tine for elevating the tracks, ruth,
ei than by a 1111. Either method '
said, could be handled In such a wav
thai th' elevated structure would '
an ornament to the city.
The business meeting and eli t.on o
oftlcers preceded the remarks h Mr
Pornrs. Mr. Cowles reported on his tr r
lo Albany, and t'Jld how lie c.ime to Inv te
Mr. Ilntr.es 10 come to Hurllng'oij Hx
M.I! r James L. Hurke made a mot r
hat a welcome l- exiended ' v 'no cl
I. 1 ihe nembers of the Sugar Mailers' ,1
.-ivl.it'.cti and the ibilrymen. now cssein
bled In nniMi.il meeting here, and tI1.1t t
1 -1 1 1 1 .- be ursed through tlie mcs.s to at-
I tend the sessions of the convention, wher-
many Interest. ng .and Importnni que .
linns are being considered. A vote of
I thanks vvns also extended the Algonqu o
I flub for tlie reception given Lleuten.iel
j Hla. k when he vv is In the eitv in tlie ln
, lereu of the barge cinal.s.
A nominating committee, composed if
Gardner Hre.ver, W. J. Van I'.'ick 1 aid
M. D. McYiahon. presented the follow '
nimlnatlons for oftlcers; and direenrs,
who w,re elected for tlie ensuing year
President -J. L. Southwlck.
Vice-president W. K. Greene
f.'lerk Harry S. Howard.
Treasurer II. S. Weed.
AudiV't'-S. L. l'l.itlia.
Directors for tlitee yens, w J V in
l'atten. Law 1 euro Hartley. Gardner Drew
er: directors for two j ear", i" I' S11 "th
M. C. He noldr. II. ,1. Sh.Mile' d retlor.
for one year, V. D Ahernethv. M D. M-
Million, A. O. rercuson; directors for
foui et'rs. C. S. tsluin, W. c Isluim. M,
L. "owe'l. d rector e.-of!lcio, Ma or Ho.
DCI'lNr; Till: MAGISTHATK.
They still tell of a resourceful Irish
man of bibulous proprnslty who, over a
rctloii of months, loiitiniied to hood
wink tin different magistrates sitting Iti
an eastnide .our: He was paid every
two vveel.ii and .is regularly used to ge:
rlp-roai Im; drunk, which Invariably land
ed him In the police stntion. Always ha
was le.irfullv penitent, and alw iys close
at hand then wa a sniveling boy ot
about ten with a illlld little more than
n baby, nl-o sniveling In sympathy.
"If ye slnd jne away. Judge.'' the man
used lo plead, "or fine me heavy, lt'sj
the childer. hero, n.s'll suffer thlm nnd
the poor wife at ii'ome with the sick
Invariably he promised 10 reform, In
variably he was discharged bv the svm.
j pathetic court, and Invarlnhly he win
I back again In two weeks,
j Thin one moinlnv. immediately uftiv
Ihe und the offspring had trooped out,
j then- arose a ten itic uproar in the hall
vvay. Investigation showed the boy
stamping about, crying, and also curs
ing, In a vctltable whirlwind of fury The
cnbig father, he bellowed, vvn.s tryinu
lo snenk off without paving him his
money This led to the Illuminating dip
closurt that the "father" was not his
father at all was, in fact, a bachelor
who boarded In the neighborhood. He had
permanently retained the youngster to
come lo court whenever lie won arrested,
and ab a fee for the fcoy posing with lila
little slMer as tlie pilsoner's offspring!
he had been paying a uuarbv each iiei,
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