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RANDOLPH. VT., THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1910.
PRICE THREE CENTS VOL. XXXVI. NO. 33--1909. Brass and Iron Beds We Have a Large Line of High Grade Brass Trimmed Beds The Cut Shows One of Our Best Sellers at .... $7.50 I I 1 1 I I I J I II I I I I I I n I I f 1 One Gar Atlas Portland Cement Fresh from the Factory the Kind Uncle Sam Uses IS YOUR LAWN MOWER OUT OF COMMISSION ? TRY A GRANITE STATE-MADE TO CUT. Do tbe Crows Infest Your Cornfield ? Use Barrett's Crow Tar When Yob Plant and Watch the Results. LOOK AT OUR PEARL WIRE CLOTH, Metallic Finish and Rust Proof; Does Not Obstruct the Vision. SCREEN DOORS AND SCREEN WIRE, All Widths. J. H. LAMSON & SONS AGENTS FOR THE CELEBRATED ECLIPSE CORN PLANTERS. IPS We Also have One and Two Quart Kcrtii Pole All-Metal Freezers These are Low in Price ; Guaranteed to Give Perfect Satisfaction. REFRIGERATORS FOR SMALL AND LARGE FAMILIES. TTIUn-Y G- TD TV XT I JM TH QliIVB ' OIL 2 THE RANDOLPH FRUIT GO. Very Sweet Oranges are Coming Regularly 1 mum ij l Ft" f W Szt 'i lighter y - - THE DREAM COUGH THE SUPERIOR OF ALL FOLDING COUCHES COTTON FELT MATTRESS, FANCY TICIKNG, $15.00 Cut shows our $8.50 Malleable Iron Safety Crib. U'e have Iron Cribs from $3.98 up. CTSPECIAL THIS WEEK-Three Drawer Oak Dresser, with bevelled glass, $6.98. W. E. LAM SON, Tlio :Fvix-xx It vires 7VZt.n. THE ALASKA ICE CREAM FREEZER THE RESIT OF MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE! It Requires Less Ice and Salt and Freezes Quicker Than Any Other Freezer. Cream May be Frozen in Three Minutes. H. E. MORSE. BLUE LABEL KETCHUP Is considered to he the best ketchup on the market, only 25c a bottle. We have j alio a select lot of i QUEEN OLIVES In 10c and 3c bottles, both stuffed and plain. NATIVE AND WESTERN KEATS ADnfiiS & WRIGHT PRIME CUTS Western and Native If r m E CHOICE ENGLISH LAM 3 CHOPS, CHICKENS, FRESH VEGETABLES. CUCUMBERS, LETTUCE, ASPARAGUS. JERD'S HARKET, WHAT IS DOING THE WORLD OVER A WORD ABOUT THE LEADING EVENTS OF THE WEEK. Roosevelta Now In England. The Roosevelt party arrived ao unex pectedly at Berlin tbat tbe reception offl eiali and tbe American ambassador vera Dotattba atation to greet tbein. Later, Mr. and Mrs. Koosevelt, Etbel and Her mit weal to tbe PoUrtam palace and had Inncbeon with tbe emperor and empress. The emperor and Mr. Boosevell bad an animated conversation, tete-a-tete. Next day tbe emperor treated tbe visitor to a bam battle in whicn 12,000 German troops took part, tbe emperor telling Mr. Roose velt tbat be was tbe first civilian to whom ocb bonor bad been snown. In spite of an annoying tbroat trouble, Mr. Koosevelt was able to give bia address on tbe " World Movement" before tbe L'nivereity of Ber lin. Tbe party Journeyed down tbe Rhine country ana took thip at Flushing, Hol land, for England. Mr. Roosevelt baa been named by President Taft special am basse -dor to attend the funeral of King Edward and will be a member of tbe royal visiting entourago. He will lecture at Oxford June 7. Was It Snap Finding? A development in tbe Ballinger-Plncbot inquiry last week tended to show tbat Pre i dent Taft'i finding in favor of Bel linger wai in fact tba finding of tbe e c re tar j'i own interior department, and tbe letter of exoneration waa actually pre pared by a aubordioata in tbat depart ment. Tbe report of the at'orney-general to the president, cn which tbe finding waa auppoaed to rest, waa, according to tbe attorney-general's own admiaaion, ante-dated later in order to have it appear tbat tbe remit came in the natural course. Tbe president has issued an explanation to tbe effect tbat tbe substance of tbe re port was in his hands when be made his finding. Will Let Pugilism Go On. Owen Moran, the English pugilist, in a contest with whom Tommy McCarthy re ceived a blow dropping bim to tbe floor, from the eftectsof wbicb he died, was dia missed from tbe charge of manslaughter. The fatality produced ranch agitation against the coming Johnson-Jeffries fight, and tbs governor of California has been importuned to stop it, but be says it is in accordance with lit and be will allow It to take place. Tex Rickard, one of the promoters of the fight bas been cboeen as referee. This Fallow Is Audacious. Clarence 8. Derrow, the Chicago social ist lawyer, In a recent speech to negroes, aaid that the solution of tbs race trouble waa tbe intermarriage of tbe raeea, wbicb would break down the prejudice, aa it bad between the Irish and Germans. He said what was wanted was not a Booker T. Washington, to teach the negro bow to work for the white man, but some one to teach hi in how not to work until be got tbe white man's returns. Waters Claim Victims. Twelve persona lost their lives when tbe Mississippi river steamer Battillo ran ashore at Glen Park, Mo., last Thursday. Tbe same day twelve high school pnpila went boating in two boats on a mill pond at Huntington Mills, Pa. One ot tbe boats, began to leak and tbe passengers were transferred to the other boat, wbiob aunk under the weight and six girla and two boya were drowned. Coining at ths King's Funeral. Tbe preparations for the funeral of King Edward tomorrow are made on a sos la of ereat masniflcence. Thrifty Brit ons are preparing to reap fortunes from tbe sale ot seats, wlDdowa and room to view tbe spectacle, nests cost Jo ana rmmi hish as 12.000. In S ststement tbe late king a pbysiciana say that bis death miant nave oeen nasieneu Dy worry over tbe tenae political aituation. Two Patriotic Poles Honored. The monument to Pulaski by act of Con gress was dedicated at Washington last week, President Taft making tbe oration. At tbe same time a monument to Koacioe czko, another Pole w bo fought wit b tbe American army in tbe Revolution, waa dedicated in the same city. High-Toned Alleged Smugglers. fcx-Governor Rollins, bis wife and son, returning last week from Ku rope, were arretted and held nnder bail, . charged with bringing in jewelry that tbey bad failed to declare dutiable, tiollios was governor of New Hampshire in 1899-1901. Lost One, Gained Another. The direct nominations bill of Governor Hughes, one of his chief measures, was defeated in the New York Assembly last week, 77 to 67. Tbe Massachusetts legis lature baa passed atd the governor ap proved a direct nominations act. Ballooniats Narrowly Escaoe. Numbed bv a snowstorm encountered at a height of 20.000 feet, A. Holland Forbes aud J. G. Yates, well-known bal loonist, dropped at Center. Ky., last week, and were ricked op lor dead. Tbey were, however, liuie injured. Steamer Minnehaha Saved. The Atlantic Transport liner Minneha ha, wbicb recently went afboreoothe rocky Sciliy ilsnds nesr Enelsnd, hss hen fsved, the first v "-! ever floated off the i!;ids. Tbe dsmsije wa tuuc b le thsu mppooed. Harsh W&rds Repudiated. The Vatican has i-ued a d nisi nf the ! statement attributed to it totbe effect that it "did not wish tbe pope to be bracketed with other more or le-is royal personage that Mr. Roosevelt bad hunted." Leas You Eat, Mors You Weigh. Three Newport aociety girla are fasting in tbree-dav perioda on tbe theory tbat it will increase tbeir weight. Tbey take nothing but plenty of water during the fasts. Randolph Georgia White, Loeal Editor. Priceless Stuff 1 EiHy eird'ner feels la ludl i As be bends sbovs kw truck. AU so perl: Is his trim, well ordsiwd feed Everything is weeks ahesi Throufk theatift.' Radishes are inches a ten, Beans reioics his astw eye.. Whca s frscss Teaches him there's many a slip Twin the tardea ana the so. 'Opt lor pass. Over currsnt bushes' btoosa And where ursvb'rtae crerd for room Oft sre tost V Alt the clothes his folks possess t'p msdim's best silk dsns 'Gsinsl lbs boot. : Asd If soms survive sac sonsi To the gtrd'ner everything Has s worth. If lor sam b should bs soil 'T would exhaust the stores of told la the earth. ' Mra. Mahala Been ia spending a fort night In Huntington. Mra. Anns Emerson and Miaa Mary Bean of Cambridge, Ma,, are the guesta of Mra. John F. Mesd. ; ? Lewis W. Gi fiord sold to the U A. Jerd mar kit Monday a portly beef creature that dreaaed an even 800 pounds. Rev. J. Hall Long of Panton, who bad hern a guest at Be v. A.; C. Gilmnre'a, took bia departure Satorday to Albnrg. Miaa Ida Byatn is making a good recov ery from an operation for appeudicitii performed at tbs sanatorium last Thurs day. Mra. W. H. Roberta of Manchester ia visiting her father, Lyman Hutchinson, and will be joined Saturday by Mr. Hub erts. In tbe class day assignments of Mont pelier seminary the Dime of Mark Morse of Randolph ia found in tbe cast of tbs clans play. Mr. and Mra. John Cotey reached bomo yesterday from a via it to their daughter, Mra. John Parsons, and family at Niag ara Falls, N. Y. . A daughter, Ruth, waa born at tbe aan atorium Sunday nigbt to Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Riley of Hancock; grand daughter of Mrs. Jasnea Wilson of Bethel. G. A. Tracy of Chelsea bas been about town lately, diligently tanning any prom ising spark of local entbasinsin for tbe gnbernatorial aspirations of Dr. John A. r .j O Mead. N. M. Draper, who has been failing for a long time, was taken to tbe hospital In Waterbary Tuesday for treatment and went in tbe care of the superintendent of tbe institution, Or. Don Grout. Miaa Blanche Sparbaw k ia to spend next Sunday is Burlington and then go to Proctor, where aba wUl sfng in the can tata, "BorMing of tbe Ship," to he gives the 25th by tbe Proctor blgb. school. Mra. Hala L. Flint and Mra. Henry T. Johnson bavs been called to Milton by tbs illneae of their mother, Mra. E. E. Herrlck, with pneumonia. Rev. Mr. Her rick ia juat convalescing from tbe grip. Prof. W. H. Cnmminga of Oaremont, N. H., waa a guest at A. H. Powers' laat Tburaday and Friday. Professor Com pilings waa looking for teachers to fill va cancies in tbe diatrict ot wbicb ba ia su perintendent. Miaa Adelaide Hatch expects to start next Wedneaday for Edgerton, Wis., Jot an indeSnite stay among relatives there. She will make tbe journey in the com pany ot a nleoe, Mrs. W. C Davis ol Btbel. ' Merita, the youngest child of Mr. and Mra. George F. Dumas, bad to submit Sunday to an operation for s mastoid at aceea and ia doing ao well that ber par enta bope to take ber boms from tbe san atorium in a day or two. i Rev. X. M. Fowler, president of Msl lalieo aeminary, Kinney, Ala., arrived Saturday night and ia s guest at Rev. Dr. A. C. Cooper's while he ia getting bia household goods ebipned to bis aummer cottage at Manomet, Mass. John I'dall, who for a few years past baa been located in Pike and Fiermont, N. H., retorne from Boeton last Tbura day aa traveling aaleaman for the Stimp ann Scale company with a territory em bracing aootbern Vermont and New Hampshire. Hia family bava been in Bandolpb for over a month and this will probably be aa convenient point as any for bis headquarter. C. J. Stockwell bas assumed tbe man agement ot Stock well Brothers store at Nortbfteld, Just resigned by hia brother, K. P. Stockweil, in order to take a posi tion with tbe Eastern Mills, s concern hsvino its headnnnrters In Massacbowtta. ! 1 bia change obliges Mr. C. J. Btockwell to be at tbe Northflcld atore about two dsva in tbe week. Tba Northflcld News .1 aays tbat Mr. K P. Rockwell is "an en terprising and) progre-sive bosints man wbobss built ud a Urge trade at tbe t t he ' n- hRn. Falls." At the Grange meeting Saturday e ing ."Farm Lawa" was tbe subject died instructivelv bv Q. II. Slack, wbo took up especially t tie leasing t.f farn-a, tbe contract for which needs to be drasn witb particular care to avoid future trou Me. He cited for example an an ii'1"? experience of bis own w b-n he les-d Ins farm and inserted in the contract a clsue to tbe effect that no wood should re Uk-i from the place. His tenant later saw tit to adhere ao rigidly tc tbe contract It at Mr. Slack was am. tie to dran an ay fire wood for bis on c-e. A verv -:! rendered tola by M Flis ;(! iart prefded a dicuii n cf the '"Milk Situa tion'' by B. A. Mnr!jeter, who ri'--n't lack for words on thst u!,j-ct and wi ably siif-ported tv G. H. t-lo- k and J. I Hutchinson. "Economy in tbe Home'' was practically and interring I v treated bv Mrs. S. A. Smith, and a roadine ass given by C. C Gifford. BeversJ of tbe members ot the Grange then apoke oo tbeir moat enjoyable vacations. During tbe evening tbe Grange quartet aang two excellent aeieciioos ao iwuuury ooree. Tbs program for May 28 in charge of Mrs. J. H. Baas and M - W. Josms. Randolph High School. Tbe hall game which waa to have been plaved between R. 11. 8. and Woodstock at Raudolpb last Saturday was cancelled because of rain. Tbe H. H. S. team played Hpaulding high at Barre yesterday and led, 3-0, in a four-inning game, which waa atopped by rain. Gay pitched for R. H. 8. Randolph and Rochester ars to play bere Saturday. Randolph bas taken one gam and baa tied with them once and thia la tbe "rubber." Found Guilty. A superior criminal court Jury of Mas sachusetts returned s verdict of gnilty Tuesday in tbe case in wbicb tbe Boeton Wbile Croaa Milk Co., charged with hav ing in its poaBession, on June 21, 1909, tor tbe purpose of selling, milk to whicb water bad bean added. Tbe indictment waa returned at tbe July aitting of tbe grand Jury laat year, and tbe caae baa been awaiting trial ever eince, Tbe defence aet op tbat water was add ed to something whicb waa not milk. In the process to which tbe milk was sub jected at tbe White Croaa plant, water waa taken from it, making it a aort of condensed milk. When tbe product reached Boston, water waa added. Asaistant Diatrict Attorney Webber, who conducted the case for tbe govern ment, clsimed that to say tbat thia aub atance waa not milk would be to practi cally wipe out all tbe milk laws, because, assuming tbat the inspectors charged witb tbat duty wonld bring complaints where milk waa found to be under tbe atandard required by law, tbe dealer would claim tbat ba waa not selling milk, but waa aimply Bailing a product wbicb, when diluted or extended, became milk. The oaae will probably go to tbe su preme court on exceptiona taken at tbe trial. Children's Day at Literary Club. Tbe Randolph Woman'a Literary club observed ita annual Cbildren'a day at Bethany Parish boose Saturday aftevwoon. May 14, when thirty members and several guesta were present. Tbe hostess, Mra. C. F. Moulton, waa assiated by tbe Cbil dren'a Day Program committee, Miaa Dewier Moulton, Miss Jennie Stewart 'and Mra. J. P. Cleveland. Miscellaneous quotatiooe were given in response to the roll call aod the aecretary'a report waa read, alter wbicb tbe children gave'the following program, the subject of which was "In Many Landa": Randolph school song, Marion Salisbury, Rather Ham, Kuth Flint, Helen Rlancbard, Emma Flint, Donald Sal isbury, Laurence Leonard. Recitation, "Foreign Children" (Steven eon ), Marcia Ikitsiow. Solo, "Santa Lucia," Laurence Leonard Exercise, "Good Morning around the World," Marion Salisbury, Ruth Flint, Helen Blanchard, Emma Flint, Esther Ham, Donald Salisbury. Piano solo, "Petit Bolero" (Ravine), Es ther Ham. Recitation, "Tbe Eskimo," Caroline Wright, Virginia Eineraon, Albert Me tiger. German cradle song, Annie Gilbert Bell, Marguerite Tbomaa. Recitation, "The Marseillaise" (Rouget de Lisle), Laurence Leonard. Flag drill, Albert Metiger, Bennett Bell, Virginia Emerson, Caroline Wright, Ronald Cbeabro, Charles Dixon, Mar cia Russlow. Piano solo, "Song of the Pines" (Ollen dorff Helen Blanchard. Essay, "Japanese Children," Esther Ham Recitation, "Imitation Japanese," Mar guerite Tbomaa. Sonsr, "Bonnie Doon," Esther Ham, Ruth Flint, Marion Salisbury, Emma Flint, Helen Blanchard. Duet, "Love's Messenger"!. Behr), Marion and Donald Salisbury. Recitation, "Tbe Happiest Land" (Long fellow), Annie Gilbert Bell. Song, "Tbe Watcb on the Rhine," Mar inn Salisbury, Esther Ham, Rutb Flint, Helen Blancbard, Emma Flint, Donald (Salisbury, Laurence Leonard. Recitation. "Tbe Engliab Flag" (Kipling), raui nuaeiuw. Piano aolo, "An Echo from Vienna" i (Deinutb), Emma Flint. j Recitation, "Love of Country" (Scott),, Helen Blancbard. ! L'Amerlca." in tbe singing of which the audience joined witb the children. In tbe social hour wbicb followed re-' fresbmenta were served and tbe programs j for tbe coming year were distributed. j Toe words of tbe Randolph School Song were written by Rev. Homer White and j the music was selected by Mrs. H. T. ! , Johnson. The accompanist for the after-i ! noon waa Miss Dealer Moulton. Want to Fight, but Hsvsn't Mesns. Peru and Ecuador, it is announced, will probably go to war over their boun dariea aa soon aa they can arrange to finance hostilities. Each has a standing srmv of about 4.000, but Peru's nay ia much auperior. jsro. li, m 4 ' ii:ri in uiuiurv cuuirRi n uriwreii iijc I ar 4- ", T w t i O sniira'1'"''' "nd th O""1 contractors of I lTiVlf'l II 11 I flZ "m" f"m" -'' ,0 b0W ,,''th',frrr VVilvl ff Kf Li Vtl tipV Htete suthorities" bsd information which tbfy ronc!ed from the Liyi-Iature and juice 'Nature' liestOffcrinp:" Cilia- Crjpcarc Jdite in bouquet and t!avor and arc a hire vine frrapc. hvrcc the 'cnting fla vor a.-J cry .!.:! clearness ot die un- u:cc It li 'OS'. 'Ceia.. a tab: h nu- a Jar ted f'.r social rur Wine lu itho it alcohol . a ri tritious beverage. In sicKnevt, es pecially fevers, grape juice is not only accertatle nourishment, but a powerful agent in destroying thp vitalitv nf disease Terms. Golden Catawba Crane Jmce is SQ j ony. aj HRANTN nPIIft TOPFitbrcrCypaTr uivriil L V iavvva v a vn WAR TO THE KNIFE. ..... . J ,, . ' ; M'" d 72 Hour clled Good b ! Boeton Contractors, Jo very decisive engaeenents have taken place in the milk warwithm a I Dut neither baa peace been de- clared. There have been locally, ao far aa 1 known, no desertions from the rauka of th. embattled farmers, while new recruits continue to enlist in the cause. A letter to B. A. Mancheater from Stan ley H. Abbott, preaident of the Boeton Co-operative Producers' sssociatlon, stated tbat G. K. Miller, manager of tba local White Cross Milk plant, bad consulted Mr. Abbott witb regard to tbe pries bia company ought to pay the Randolph pro ducers for tbeir milk and bis figures wbicb be abowed to Mr. Abbott did not appear to tbe latter to be Juat right. Mr. Miller expressed a willingneaa to consult with Mr. Manchester and tbe other offi cers of the local branch of tbe Co-operative association, end wished tbs former to go to Boston to meet bim. In hia reply Mr. Manchester wrote tbat it would not be convenient for bim to go to Boston now aod be could see no ad vantage likely to accrue from tbe trip. He added tbat Mr. Miller on April 29 bad a chance to keep all of bia patrons; for tbey met on that date and asked- bim to per tberu a schedule of prices for milk averag ing fl.60 per hundred. Ha preferred, however, to have a committee submit s tcbedule, wblcb sveraged f 1.65 per hun dred and waa accepted by only 14 of those present. Mow be considered it np to tbe farmers to ataod firm for a winter price all aummer; for aix raonthe' deals have gone out of faabion. Mr. Mancfaeater'a view of tbe present state of affaire follows: Statement from B. A. Mancheater. Tbe contractors bare ao far been great ly favored by cool weatber but tbat will moderate before long and milk yanked over railroads five or aix hundred rriles will aour In a aummer temperature juat aa usual, especially when It ia almost old enough to vote. More and more of the farmers are hold ing tbeir milk back from avenuea that lead to Boston contractora and all of them would It tbey had to draw it them selves; as tbey would not like to come oat openly against their fellows. A farmer a bo allows a can of bia milk to be sent into Boston is aimply atanding in bia own light and working against his own interests. Some farmers have bought a five-cent account book and, keeping taha from Jan. 1 to Deo. 31 on debit and credit aidea, have found out tbat tbe debtor -tbe contractora come out ahead. Edward Rye bas been experimenting by carrying bia milk alternate days to tbe Co-operative creamery and tbe White Croaa plant, and at tbe end of a certain period bad realized f 3 more in money from the White Croaa, but had 1300 worth of boga which tbe skim milk from tbe creamery bad enabled bim to raise. Hood A Sona atill get a few cans o' milk wbicb are drawn over Warren moun tain, sit cans from Chelea and about tbe aame number from Soutb Royalton. Tbe Chelsea milk ia from a peraonal friend of Mr. Hood. There are a few men scattered around the country who will call out, "Well, bow la the milk atrike coming on t Hope you will win and I think you will if you only bold together." And those same men put every pound of tbeir milk into tbe contractors' bands. Today we bave to pay' almost aa mucb cash tor a carload of any kind ot feed aa we did aix yeara ago a ben bay aold from f 8 to f 12 a ton. Now bar is worth a cent a pound, Moreover, milcb oowa bave doubled, in value and it coats 33 per cent more to live, but tbe contractora pay no better price for milk now than tbey did aix yeara ago alt bough it costa Just twice aa much to produce it. There ia a abort age of milcb cows In the United States, too, tbe number being 1,150,000 leaa to day than aix years ago. Tbe Masaacbuaetts, New Hampshire and Vermont Graogea are waking op to tbe aituation and taking a decided atand witb tbe farmers In their atrike, but aome of tbe past niastere are more in aytnpatby with the contractora, over whose troubles tbey deeply mourn. Producers wbo are atill letting tbeir milk go into the bands of tbe Boston dealers must bave been patted on tbe back longer tban the rest of ua or they are in tbeir third childhood; for they are refusing to take advantage of the first good opportunity they bave bad to better tbeir condition. B. A. MANCHESTER. . The Boeton Investigation. In Boston tbe Masasrhueetls legislature put a tin gel in tbe milk lituatftrn and stirred up an investigation that brought aome interesting things to light. One 1 Concord (Mass.) producer, George Alhree, took the stand and blamed the difficulties I of tbe farmers to the grip tbat the con ! tractora hold on tbem, to discriminating ratea on the railroada and to the exiting ; rm-t toils of inspection. He even present ed papers that be claimed were copies of discriminatory" contracta between the fr -m the governor. A Kctudule was turned mir to the co;n inittee purporting to give rtrlails of rate inrrea-e on the it' t'-n .t Msi'ie railroad. Mr. Alhree rlaii:ed I hat t hi Incres-i- cf tie rat" of 1W over tt.e tariff ff HiOT amounts to between f if,rH 0 and fSO.W) a year, although he n iilil not vou b f. r the a' riira.-y ,f the tii'i:r. Tberiri-nn l iv n I V tbe i!(i-ton .1 Maine for Hui in ( r 4-e i. he sgirl, tbat the railmud has tkq into i!s o n expt-y the m nwho f-;rri-r't were etyf J.-ytd by the coutrac tf M to tike cre f tt;e milk cars. The t ii' Ii' e1 ra'e is f:"0 p-r csr r' r mile -r year, he said, t ut thi is of little nee to the fsrmera f. r the rs-on that of tbe five thousand M jsscbuett farmers w bo raise and abip milk to Hoston tbe averace man bas ocly ten cans a day to send, and there are not more than two .oV .et Th. "U.VtTt the car rate. territories snd tbat as a eon see Genoa be I and other prndncera were compelled to do businesa witb the firm to wbicb tbe field waa delivered by contract. In regard to inspection he charged tbe Boston Board of Health with entering Into an agreement with the Boston contractors whereby tbe coolractora would be held blameless if tbey would produce evidence against tbe farmers wbose milk was be lw, ,h ,tod"rd r dultersted. The i State Board of Health he scored for its "unjustiflsble, unwarranted and perhaps Illegal attacks upon tba property" of the milk farmers, evidence of whicb bs offered tbe committee in the form of pho tographs ot bad conditions oo farms. George Whiting, one of the leading contractors of Boston, was called before Ibe Investigating committee and atated tbat transportation represents only nine per cent of tbe total coat of handling milk, but if icing and labor are included it reaches 14 per cent. He asserted that balf of his milk supply came from within 100 milea of Boaton and that he paid for transportation a can late baaed one car rate. In wbat is called tbe "nine-cent tone," ba explained nine eenta la tba commission and freight. It coat, he aaid, four cents to ship milk from that rone, and be could teil In detail wbat did be come of tbe other five cent a. In reeard to competition be aaid tba Boaton Dairy company toucbea tbeir line at Oaremont, and Hood A Sons bad in vaded tbeir New York territory. Aaked wby be bought milk In New York, ba aaid New York haa s richer toil tban Maaaachuaetta and produces it cheaper. Ha atated tbat he bought from s Mew York milk dealer and paid 3 cents a quart. Mr. Whiting told the committee that hia company bad f 760,000 invested In tbe milk busineaa and wonld like to get 10 per cent on It bnt aa a matter of tact only realized 4 per cent. He offered the farm ers in I ha middle lone little overtbres cents a quart for their product and ac knowledged that It might be difficult for them to make any profit at tbat price. He would iikeTo pay tbem more but tba trouble la tbat in tbs flush season too mucb milk would come Into tba market and decrease tbe price. Pressed to it, be allowed tbe essential principle governing tbe action ot the contractors ia the wish to restrict and control the aupply going into Boaton, thereby preventing any flooding ot tba market and cutting down of price. He waa sure no milk over 48 hours old waa aold Id Boston. John K. Whiting of tba C. Brigham company waa put through a aearcbing cate chism which elicited tbe information that the remotest point of bis milk zone was 250 or 300 milea distant and the milk w hen it reacbea tbe consumer ia from 42 to 72 hours old. He thought if handled rightly at tba source it waa excellent food for babies. William A. Graustein of the Boston Dairy comcany gave bia farthest shipping point aa Bristol, Vt., 216 milea away and gave tbe aga of tbe milk in Boaton aa 34 hours. Pressed for details Mr, Graustein admitted tbat aome of bia milk waa prob ably 12 houra old when he delivered it, and perhaps older, hut tbst was at tbe he ginning of the strike, when tbe contractora bad some milk on band. On being recalled, Jobn K. Whiting said tba contractors' combination which existed many years ago bad been die solved because there was no further oas for it. He denied having received rebels from any railroad but owned to a method of chiming rebate against a producer if a can la not filled. ' Mr. Whiting told tbe committee tbat milk of varioua qualities, aome above and aome below tba atandard, cornea to the milk atationa in Boston and ia mixed In large receiving tanks; when It comes oot of that tank all of it ia op to tba atand ard. At present all the milk bia com pany sells as milk ia paateurized; prior to the present controversy only about one third ot the aupply waa paateurized. What be aaid about tbe New York milk appliea to D. Whiting A Sons and Ibe C. Rrigbaro company, but tbe treatment of tbe general supply applies to tbs C. Brigham company only. Mr. Whiting thought the farmers ouirbt to be able to make a fair profit at 4 rente a quart but wanted 10 per cent for tbe C Brigham company, wbicb cleared up 18,000 laat year. He admitted that the policy to keep down the price to tbs farmera ao aa to ask no more of the con sumers, la Intended to conaerve the Boa ton market to tbe Boston contractors aa far aa poaaible. Tbe explanation of tbe zone aystera offered by tbia witnesa waa tbat It baa grown out of natural conditiona in tbe field. He aaid tbat yeara ago some con tractora were paying mora tban others in territorv eouallv distant from Beaton. Theu tbe farmera would go to tbeir con tractora who paid the amallest amounts and complain. They would say: "Why can't you pay as mucb as the other fel low Are you less enterprising than - (Continued ou page 4.) CORNS HURT? OUR CORN CURE is difet from any ether differ ent beiouss it is apes'tivasndcer- e Wa sre s'neers tim W3 tell yaa M LEONARD'S CORN SOLVENT is tie surest and quickest rer.Eiy. TEE PORE DRUG STORE