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Those who must have Good Food ! FOREST FIRE PROBLEM :" " ) n R V.)y ? x: If V J . a V . ' . e U 1 J m order to endure physical labor intelligently directed locomotive engineers, iron workers, miners, et al. are the large consumers of bread made from Spring Wheat Flour. And the standard Spring .Wheat Flour is Pillsbury's Best Flour. Observations Being Made by the Bureau of Forestry. AGENTS 0EKIN EEYEEAL TEACT3 STORY OF BOOTH'S BURIAL. I'dllbiMirer Iteri headed :orpe Wm Substituted For Aas!ln. Basil Moxley, veteran doorkeeper lit Ford's Grand ra House la Balti more, who lias knwu all the theatrical . eslebrities of the last half century, de clares positively that the body' buried la Green Mount cemetery as that of John Wilkes Booth is the corpse of some other person, says the New York World. Mr. Moxley was moved to break his long silence by the story that came from Oklahoma that a man who died there recently declared on his death bed that he was really Lincoln's as sassin. Mr, Moxley said: "Certainly the body burled In Green Mount was not that of Booth, for I was one of the pallbearers, and I can safe ly say to you that there never were any two things In this world which re sembled each other less than that body did John Wilkes Booth. I had known Ilootlj all my life and was very close to the family. I saw the body several times. The hair on the dead man's Lead was of a reddish brown color, while Booth's was as black as jet. "Mrs. Booth, the mother of John Wilkes, was naturally nearly prostrat ed with grief at her son's action and the stories of his horrible death in the barn and later the report that the gov ernment had taken charge of the body. In order that the affair might become u thing of the past as soon as possible, some friends determined that it would be best to bring the body here (Balti more) and bury it in the family lot in Green Mount. Through these friends Mrs. Booth applied to the government for the body. This brought matters to a crisis, for I do not believe that John Wilkes Booth was ever killed in that barn, and if any one was slain it was some innocent man w1h knew nothing of the real assassin. "At any rate. It was incumbeut upon the government to furnish a body to tuake good its report that Booth had been killed, and it did so. Well, of course we were all very much surpris ed at first the four of us who were selected as pallbearers. We conclud ed that it was better to say nothing more about it than to raise another hue and cry which might kill the mother, so we kept our discovery secret, con soled the mother and buried the body as that of John Wilkes l.th." , HARVARD'S BIG CHANGES. Rt Momra Burred From the Vurcl Tlitu Tfat'i Commencement. There are to be radical changes in Harvard's commencements, beginning with this year, says a Bo ton special to the New York Evening Journal. In the first place, women are to be debarred the yard and the alumni are thus to be afforded opportunity to make all the noise and drink all the punch they choose, free from the es pionage of wives and mothers who may happen to be members of the W. c. i. r. Then the distribution of diplomas is to cease. The number of persons enti tled to these documents has grown so large that it has been deckled to deliv er them from several places instead of from the stage of Sander's theater. Moreover the diplomas themselves ore to be very different from the tradi tional sheepskin, huge in size ond not overornamental ia contents. A much smaller parchment is now to be the re ward of scholarship, and much more art is to be displayed in the getting up. NEW COLLEGE ORDER. Tlie "rretel". Will Organise Throughout the Vnlted State. The first annual banquet of Grill No. 1, the "Fraternity of the American Pretzel," was held in Washington the other evening, says the St. I.ouis Re public This, the newest of college so cial orders, was founded in May and includes members from all parts of the United States. Its main object is general good fel lowship among its members. It is the intention to organize branch order anions ail college graduates and un dercraduntes throughout the United States. The next banauet will be held !r September, VMH, at St. Louis. The Times Daily Short Story. THE GRAVE IN 'of paper ou which was written in pen- 'cil: - -:"'- ----- "Alwnvs tret at least a portion of TWP IHI T AH i your pay before doing work." A- i - Ci.i,.1 ..Tom rpmpmhor. Alii 'U.-.T'.--.. 'J '-. - - ed the rag picker's advice and would have profited by it, but there was so tittle work to do that he was obliged to take his chances for pay. lie was turned out of one house after another Original. Tom O'Neill wes a fool and a mason.; He had married Jenny Cone, the girl of bis choice, before he had put 'by j any ready money and since he could' not always get work was not prosper- us. There is an old saying, "A fool for luck and a poor man for children," and Tom certainly illustrated the last part of the adage. ', One night after Tom and his family bad gone to bed there came a rap fit his door. On opening it he saw a mart, who looked more like a rag piCKer, than anything else standing at the, door, lie asked Tom if he was not a mason. When Torn replied that he was the man asked him if he would do a Job of work Tor him that night. Since there was nothing in the house for breakfast and the stranger agreed to pay bitn 2 if he would work un til morning, Tom agreed, whereupon, taklne his tools, he went out with the, man. who after blindfolding him led him about in a tortuous course and in-, w-fe thjt tL wcre m t,ie noufi(i where' to a small cellar, where he removeaj ( he bad Le!ped make a burial, the bandage. The place was lighted by, Jcnny was depressed anew at bavins, a candle. - to live over a corpse and declared that, "I want you to take up a portion of , )(1 t t0 be(l that night till, r ana uig a grave, saiu till he brought up in a deserted hovel on a lonely road. It was an autumn day when the family went there, and Jenny sat down on a stump and began to cry, "Never mind, dear girl," said Tom cheerfully; "fools are usually cheerful under misfortune. It's darkest before day. Maybe something will turn up." "Or down," added the wife, with a fresh burst of tears. I. Tom, who was never idle when there was work to do, set abont gathering :the fallen wood lying about, which he j carried into the cellar. After carrying ; In the first load be came out with a sin-: 1 gular expression on his face and asked Ibis wife for a small hand magnifying' glass that his youngest boy had used ; for a plaything. The glass was given , him, and he returned to the cellar. Presently he went upstairs and told his The Cannes ot the Firen, Condition That Favor or Hinder Them, Diirn-ng-e to the Soil and Tree tirowth Are Some of the Folntu Ileina- In vestigated Animal horn at Timber Ilnortuoas. ' In view of the recent forest fires that have been raging in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and Can-; ada, the following article about the forest fire problem Is of timely inter-; est: Last yytr within two weeks over $12,000,000 worth of timber and other property was destroyed by forest fires in Oeegon and Washington, says the Washington correspondent of the New York Connnerciah This enormous loss occurred upon a restricted area and represents only a very small part of the annual loss from this source. Every timbered region of the United States suffers year after year from fire. The annual loss is estimated at from $25,000,000 to $30,000,000. Forest fires have been regarded as almost inevita ble, and few systematic attempts have been made to prevent or control them except in the states of New York, Pennsylvania and Minnesota, which have efficient systems of Ore protec tion. ' The bureaji of forestry of the United States department of agriculture has this year undertaken a thorough study of the forest fire problem in several different regions. It has placed men iu forest districts to study fires while in the process of burning. Instead of waiting until the fires are over ana relying fur information on local re ports, as has been done uereioiore, the fires are now being observed by the bureau's agents, and full data will be obtained as to how they were caused, how fast they bum, what con ditions favor or hinder them and just what damage they do to the soil and to tree trrowth. Each auut of the bureau has been assigned to a district and is investigat hie all tires that occur within his terri- tnrv For examnle. one man studies a lumber tract, anoUier a farming dis trict, a third a turpentine orchard, etc. In connection with this detailed study the agents will observe the methods of fire protection practiced by railroads aud other owners ot timber lands. The. fire warden systems of Uie states which have forest tire laws and the patrol system in use ou the federal forest reserves will also be observed closely. Bv such methods the bureau of for estrv hopes to replace with carefully gathered facts the vague general no tions that now exist about forest nres When the problem is solved for any particular region the bureau will be ready to reooinmend methods of ' fire prevention and control for the private landowner and to sucsrest forest nre legiskition for the various states. The investigation is now in progress in "northern Florida and southern Ala bama and Georcla under the direction of Ernest A. Sterling. II. J. Tompkins, with a small corps of assistants, has begun the work in Minnesota, X iscou sin and Michigan, Later in the season a studv of forest fires will be made on the Pacific coast the cement floor the man. Tom set to work, took up an oblong( portion of the floor and dug a grave 6 feet by 2. Then the rag picker mount-, ed a flight of steps, opened a door andj shoved the end of a pine cotiin shaped, box through the opening. Tom took hold, and the two carried the box and! lowered it into the grave. ' A barrel of cement stood ready, with, everything needful for mixing it Tom; was'dlrected to lay the floor, smooth-! ing it so that when the cement had become old no ono would notice that! the floor had been disturbed. Tom.j who was suspicious that a murder hadj been committed, looked about him to discover something by which hemightj identify the cellar, though there was: no probability of his ever coming into it again. There was absolutely noth-! lug unusual in the place, and all Tontj could do when the rag picker's back; Tom had taken the horrid thing up: and buried it in the wood. Tom, who was a patient fellow, first prepared a new burial place, then opened the grave, in the cellar and after much difficulty! (for Jenny could not be bought to help; him) got the box, much rotted, out of; Its rosUng place and carried it part way up the steps to the cellar door.i There it slipped away from him and fell with a crash to the floor, breaking to pieces. . Tom turned round, expecting to sea a ghastly corpse, but instead saw sev eral coins rolling over the floor. Seiz ing an ax, he completed the destruc tion of the box and found that it was full of gold pieces. - "Jenny," he tried, "come here. The coffin's broken, and the corpse is roll ing about on the floor!" , i Jenny gave a shriek, but a morbid) fascination which impels people to look' at awful sights led her to the cellar NOVEL BOAT CONTROLLER Device to Direct R Veel" Move- ntect. Front Land. Charles Alden of Dorchester, Mass. recently completed a series of expert uients by which he is enabled to con trol all the movements of a boat in midstream while 'sitting on the bank says a Boston special to the New Y'ork Times. The device used is similar to tti wireless telegraph. The scene of hi operations is at Milton, ou the Nepon set river. Here a long pole wouu with two large coils of wire is set iu the ground near to an eight volt bat tery, generator and a transmitter. The boat, vrhleb is seven feet long, is fitted with an elaborate receiving apparatus By means of the transmitter on the shore the inventor sends wireless lin pulses to the boat and is able to make it welch anchor, cast off, go aueaa back water and perform all oth movements of a real vessel. Alden states that it will be easy to put such an apparatus into operation in a large boat, the only thing neces sary being to direct and send the Im pulse from the transmitter on shore to the receiver on the boat. The Inventor is now at work on a model of a lifeboat to be similarly managed, and he believes the device can be put into practice ou big boats. ( ml J -1 Are not a hit or miss medicine, sold only by heavy advertising, but represent the most up-to-date and tcicntitic method of treating disorders of the d;gestivii organs known to the medical profession of the world. They not only temporarily relieve distress which may return again to-morrow, but treat to cure the cause. To prove this wonderful success, we boldly pro claim this fact Notwithstanding that every box is sold on a positive guar antee to refund the money if the customer is not satisfied, not one in a thousand of the boxes sold have been returned. This shows that the Rexall Dyspepsia Tablets have been successful in over nine hundred and ninety-nine cases out of every thousand. Don't you think you'd better invest in a 25 cent box to-day? Red Gross Pharmacy, 160 North Main St. ftckertl& Wells, Props. NO MORE PINK TEAS. Iarls Seta a Fanbloa la Slmiile aud Seaaonable Diolujr. Drop the pink teas aud the yellow dinners and all such colored fads. They are no longer the style in Paris, says the Chicago Tribune. Those who give dinners and teas there have returned to the normal and sane Ideas of eating naturally. Freak foods and freak deco rations have been brushed aside to gether, and things of the season must be eaten in season. It is now the fashion to have every thing in season, the flowers as well as the food. Forced hothouse plants and vegetables ore to be avoided as well as Imported meats. Spring flowers are chosen for spring luncheons and din ners, just as summer flowers are cho sen to decorate summer tables with the vegetables that are in season and con sequently at their best. . The elaborate ribbon and lace acces sories which formerly adorned tables are entirely dispensed with. The table- oth Is of rich damask handsomely embroidered, with the nankins to match, and decorated with a center-! piece of seasonable nowers encireieu , with a wreath of green foliage or vino. Masses of silver and gold plate are left dn the sideboard. ; - i - Only one knife and fork are placed for each person and changed for others with each course, but the rows of knives and forks on each . .side of the plate are scrupulously avoided, togeth er with all kinds of specially shaped knives and forks invented by the jew eler to create a want, but which are to he dispensed with. Even the oyster fork is made to resemble the ordinary fork as much as possible, and many smart hostesses do not even use a spe cial fork for oysters. As for the finger bowl, it has com pletely disappeared from al! smart ta bles and Is caricatured even in the sa lon under the title of "Julie's Bath," a Picture by Jean Veber showing a big fat woman washing her hands In a large finger bowl after dinner. American China For Oar War Ship. Rear Admiral Bradford, chief of the bureau of equipment, has decided that china of American manufacture' shall be used in the United States navy here after, to the exclusion of that of Eng lish and German manufacture, says a "Washington special to the Chicago Record-Herald. American china Is Just as good, and generally cheaper "than the Imported product. Whether it Is any tougher is an important feature, for the item of breakage on war ships, es pecially small ones, is substantial, and the officers have to pay for all break ago above 15 per cent each year. Another Sew Air Ship. At the establishment of M. Louis Godard, near the Font de Saint-Ouen, In Paris, work will soon be begun on a new air ship to be known as the Santa Cruz, designed by Senor Jose de Fa troclnio, to whom the Brazilian gov ernment has accorded a subsidy for this purpose, says the Aeronautical World. The new air ship will be forty five meters long, twenty-one- meters wide and nine meters high. Its capaci ty will be 3,900 cubic meters, and, all dimensions considered, It will be the largest "dirigible" ever built. 1 IJU - I II Famous Ice Cream! Srawbcrry with Fresh Fruit I Pineapple with Fresh Fruit I Vanilla and Chocolate I The Bar re Candy Kitchen. FlorUts Sow Ship Fine Dirt. Since florists of Newcastle, Ind., have made such a success in the growing of roses and other plants, a new Industry has sprung up there which promises to assume large proportions, says the In dianapolis News. Outsiders, recogniz ing the superiority of the Newcastle product and being financially unable to was turned was to make a cross oni i aoor, 8nd the sunlight shooting through the newly laid cement with the sharp! small window showed ber the shin-' blade of his knife. When the job was : jng g,,u, , erect ranges, are doing the next best finished the rag picker blindfolded: Inquiry revealed to Tom that the, thing namely, shipping soil gathered Tom again and led him out of the cel- fcouso had once been habited by a rag; Irom around Newcastle to their plants lar. After taking him over a winding, picker who was suspected of being a;; to a distance as far away as 200 miles. course finally the rag picker said: f miser. But the man was dead, and no, "I am going to leave you now. Count; one knew who lie was or whether he; 500, and when you have done so take, had auv relatives. off the bandage. If you remove it be-, fore you have made the count youj will be a dead man. You will find on the ground something worth much more to you than the sum I agreed to pay you." Tom counted 500, then, after consid-j erable delay, removed his bandage.; Oq the ground before him was a piece Tom bontrht the house and gradually replaced and enlarged the space it oc-I cupled. His wife and children werel well dressed, and general prosperity) reigned in the family. No one knows j where Tom got his funds, and no one I can find out, for he Is his own banker,! and his bank is a grave in his cellar. F. A. MITL'IIEL. . Within the past few days several car loads of soil have been shipped to In dianapolis, Chicago and Cincinnati firms for the growing of roses. Novel snlta For Polar Expedition. The Duke of Abruzzi has prepared suits for use in his next polar excursion which are heated by electricity through a network of nsbestns covered wire in their lining. Bedding will be warmed in like manner. SLENDER WAIST SECRET. Gymnasium Work Improve Flnre ot ;lrl nt ailchljtan t'ulveraUy. The makers of stays may as well go out of business, says a special dispatch from Ann Arbor, Mich., to the New York World. The secret of a slender waist is discovered, and the corset has nothing to do with it. The gym's the thing to make willowy the feminine form! All you have to do is to train as the girls now do at the University of Michigan and the waist grows small er without squeezing. The thing has been proved. Fresh men girls are compelled to do gymna sium work. Their measurements are taken upon entrance, and at this time of the year they are measured, the fig ures going upon the original chart. Six charts taken at random show a de crease in measurements of waist, hips, biceps, thighs and calves, with a con siderable increase in' shoulders, reach, chest, lung capacity and strength. One girl's waist has decreased au inch, while her shoulders have broadened half an "inch. Dr. Alice Snyder, direct or of the gymnasium, explains the mat ter thus: "The changes are due to systematic training. We teach the girls 'the more correct position in standing, and the exercise with the dumb bells and wands broadens the shoulders. The flesh becomes firmer, and in fact there is a loss of superfluous weight in the big majority of cases. The arms bo come better rounded, and the systemat ic and thorough exercise makes the more perfect woman." NEW DEPARTURE IN WALL PAPER TRADE For Barre and Vicinity., NEW GOODS direct from the factories to our store. The largest and most elegant line ever shown in central Vermont. Larger invoices received each week than are usually carried by most dealers. We give every customer FROM THIRTY TO FIFTY PERCENT DISCOUNT from regular prices. Investigate and see for yourselves. A full line of the BEST MIXED PAINTS, VARNISHES, etc. Lowest prices on all goods. C. A. HEATH, -',., - . (Telepoone Call, 155-3) Library Building, 1 0 Elm St. The Up-to-Date Wall Paper Dealer. jz? SMOKE j& "OUm Up-to-Date 5-Cent Cigar. Lnrjre Crops In Argentina. The harvest of Argentina is un precedented. There will be 2.300,000 tons of corn for export. The figure for wheat is 5 to 10 per cent higher and the crop of linseed will be about 1,300,000 tons. O. C. Taylor 8c Co., Props., Burlington, Vt. So-Boss So .Kill-Fly Spray your cattle with "So-Boss-So Kill-Fly." It increases the flow of milk, it protects your cattle and kills the flies. Try Our Oil and Gasolene Stoves and be convinced that they are the best in the market thina in the Hardware line. Every - First-class goods and right prices. PRINDLE .& AVERILL, 81 North Mam Street, - - - Barre, Vermont.