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THE BARRE DAILY TIMES, BARRE, VT., SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1914.
3 An Admitted Charge By LOUISE CARPENTER Miss Mathews' "tea" was In session, ind the young ladles who had met for the mental improvement to be gained by an exchange of Ideas, having ,ex ha us ted the topics the young hostess had laid out for them, descended nt once to ordinary conversation, which ';. In common parlance means gossip.. "I've beard," said Miss Phillips, "that this new arrival, Jlr. Edmonds, is the best catch that has come to this town la years." 1 "And I have heard," said Miss Ather- ton, "that he's not a marrying man." "No man is a marrying man," re- marked Miss Gregory, "unless he be tired of single life and hunting a home. Men don't seek matrimony as we girls do,, because a ninn, especially a young man, is not ambitious to take care of ome one. We, on tike contrary, must look out for ourwI-VM. Which one of you ts witting to be an old maid?" "But I've heard," Miss Atherton went on, "that Mr. Edmonds hug ex pressed himself openly as being a wo man hater." "Then," said Miss Mathews, "it is our duty to give him to understand that we dofi't wish to have anything to do with him. What do you say, girls V "I don't see," said Miss Gregory, . "that there is any necessity to show the gentleman that we don't wish to have anything to do with him since tie has avowed himself a woman hater, which means that he doesn't care to have anything to do with us." "That's just like you, Kit," put in Hiss Brltton. "You're always on the ffslde." "How do yon know that he is a wo man hater? Did you hear him say of" Miss Gregory asked. "No, but May Farnaworth got It di rect from Betty Fluke, who knows him .very well." "Supposing," Miss Gregory replied, "that we girls were a Jury to try Mr. Edmonds on the charge of being a wo man hater, do you think the judge would admit such evidence? If I were his oounsel I would show a motive on the part of the girl who reported the confess ton." "What motive V "Why, I don't know any better way for her If she wants him herself to de stroy competition. Mind you, I don't accuse ber of intending to do so. only use the point as an illustration." It looked for a time as though the matter would be dropped, but another girl had heard the same report, and the majority admitted that It most be o. It was finally agreed that no no tice should be taken socially of Mr. Edmonds until It was known whether he was or was not a woman hater. Then the young ladles separated, each a ad every one, except Miss Gregory, who was not in sympathy with the rest, resolving that she would find out for herself whether the charge was correct It was not long before it waa no ticed that Miss Betty Fiske, who had spread the charge, was seen a great deal with Mr. Edmonds. Then the conspiracy broke apart, and each of the young ladles of the tea party man aged by hook or crook to make Mr. Edmonds' acquaintance. A conversa tlon very like this was apt to follow: Tm very glad to meet yon, Mr. Ed monds, bnt I dont suppose you're glad to meet me." "Why?" was the surprised rejoinder. "Because I near you are a woman hater." Mr. Edmonds knit his brows, Are yon?" "Yea." ' 'After the question was Urns' put to him six times, each time with a sim ilar reply, the gentleman began an In vestigation as to how the report about him came to be circulated. One of the girls present at Miss Mathews' "tea" had given an account of the discussion to her mother, and that lady gave it to th accused. Suddenly Miss Fiske fonnd herself dropped by Mr. Edmonds, and he show ed by his manner to the girls who had asked him a boat being a woman hater that he had no nse for their society. However, there was one exception. Mr. Edmonds solicited an Introduction to Mlas Gregory and on obtaining It said: "I have understood that I have ad mitted myself to be a hater of women, and I have admitted the fact But there are few statements that do not need s qualification. I hate all women who are unwomanly, who are backbit ers and slanderers, who spread false reports and who believe anything that Is told them without an investigation." This is nil the gentleman said to the lady at the tine. Ha' remained for some time In the town and during the period of his sojourn lavished upon Miss Gregory every attention she would accept, while to the others who had been implicated In the charge against him he showed himself all that b had been accused of being. "I do believe," said one of the con spirators to another in discussing the matter, "that Bue Gregory told hlin the story herself, putting forward her defense of him and lashing the rest f ns." A year later, when the engagement between Mr. Edmonds and Miss Greg ory was announced, all the girls agreed that Sue had played her cards very cleverly, but Mr. Edmonds declared that he had been attracted to his fiancee from the fact that she was the first woman be had come In contact with who wouldn't believe anything that was told her without proof. The Brightness He Saw. A man who died recently In the north of England and bad been living a dishonest life under the cloak of re ligion, wishing to pose as a good man to the last said to those around htm: "All la bright before me!" "Aye." said one of those present whom be bad swindled out of a sum of money, "an In about ten mlnnlts thean'll be near enoof to see th' blaze!" -Manchester Guardian. A REALLY TASTELESS CASTOR OIL AT LAST Something That Science Tried to Get for 3,000 Years Good bye, drugs and pills! The perfect laxative has arrived Kel logg's Tasteless Castor Oil madu taste less by a method which chemists have tried to find for 3,000 years. This is not a flavored or disguised castor oil. It is just pure castor oil without taste or odor. . Kellogg'a Tasteless Castor Oil is a better castor oil than the old, evil-tast ing, evil-smelling kind. While none of the taste remains, none of the good has been taken out. Kellogg's Tasteless operates quickly and freely, without griping, causes no gas, and does not turn the stomach. Children take it easily and retain it. " The drug etores have all been supplied. You have only to ask for Kellogg's Tasteless Castor Oil, 2"c or 50c size. It is not sold in bulk. The trade mark is a green castor leaf on the label, bear ing the Kellogg signature. . Made only by spencer Kellogg & Sons, Inc., Buffalo, N. Y., refiners of vegetable oils. Advt. JUDGE'S WIFE BALANCES JUVE NILE COURT SCALES Decides Fate of Long Row of Arraigned Youngsters In Each Case Judge Approved of Wife's Sugestions. Denver, Jan. 31. Mrs. Ben B. Lindsey, wife of Denver s noted luvenile luuire sat on the bench for two hours yeste day, helping her husband decide ques tions involving juvenile onenuers. Everything from theft, delinquency ind truancy to disappointed lovers came to her attention, in each case the judge decided as his "assistant" suggested. The first case she decided alone. This was that of a girl, 18 years old, whose father har had her arrested because she wanted to be married. She told Mrs. Lindsey that her fiance was a nice young man and that she could not stay at home because of her lather s and mother s quarrels. Mrs. Judge Lindsey" within half an hour had obtained the consent of the parents for tlio wedding. The young man was summoned into court ana ue supported the girl's story in every de tail. MAY APPEAL FROM VERDICT Found by Literary Jury in Murder of Edwin Drood. London, Jan. 31. There is talk of ap peal from the verdict of manslaughter found by the literary jury which recently tired John Jasper lor the murder of hd win Drood. The more serious-minded members of the Dickens society, who ex pected a careful weighing of evidence. with the hope of ending the controversy over Dickens unfinished novel, in which Jasper and Drood were the chief char actors, are disgruntled because the trial developed into such a farce, "and such a dull farce at twit." There were many who did not appre ciate the humor which G. K. Chesterton as judge, and George Bernard Shaw, as foreman of the jury, tried to inject, and the fonvicted defendant, whose part was taken seriously by F. T. Harry, asserts that there was ample grounds for an appeal if for Ao other reason than that the verdict was solely the decision of Foreman Shaw, "arrived at during the luncheon interval" nearly three .hours before the end of the trial, as the fore man himself admitted. Most of the ju rors had left before the trial ended. Walter Crotch, one of the counsel for the defense, is even more severe with Shaw. He declares that the verdict was typically Shavian and therefore typi cally farcical and unsatisfactory. It also had the more flagrant defect of be ing absolutely untrue, for the jurors were not consulted as to its terms. MISS ARLHT'S BODY. Not the One Found Near Boston Harbor Shore. Boston, Jan. 31- The body of a young woman was found on the .hast Boston side of the harbor yesterday. The identification was awaited with considerable interest, as it was thought the victim might be Miss Arlin of Cole brook, N. EL, who has been missing sev eral days from her boarding place in Brooklme. The body was later said not to be that of Miss Arlin. Skin Cracked. Would Wake Scratch ing Them, Deep Cuts. Could Not Sleep. Cuticura Soap and Cuti curaOirrtmentCured inlwoWeeks. 'Fifth Bt4 Leominster, Mat. "Mr hands --an to itch, then the skin got thick and in some places cracked, and other porta water and matter would come out of. They itched at night so that I would wake up scratching them and could not stop until I would bring the blood. This of course made them a great deal worse. There wore pimples on them and when I scratched there would water come out of them and then there was rash and deep cuts on my hands. They Itched and burned so much that I really did not know what I was dolnf-. I could not deep. Nobody can imagine what I suffered. ' I tried everything, but nothing seemed to help me. I decided to send for a cample of Cuticura Soap and Ointment and they did me so much good I bought a cake of Cuticura Soap and a box of Cuticura Oint ment. 1 1 washed my hands In hot water and Cuticura Soap at night and put the Cuti cura Ointment on before going to bed and put an old hlto stocking on each hand. In two weeks I was completely cured." (Signed) Mrs. Marie I-avote. Jan. 16. 1913. A single cake of Cuticura Soap (25c) and boi of Cuticura Ointment (50c.) are often sufficient when all else has failed. Sold throughout the world. Sample of each mailed free, with 32-p. Skin Book. Address post-card "Cuticura. Dept. T, Boston." IfMea who share and shampoo with Cn ticura Soap will Hud It best for aUa and seals. RASH ON HAM mm m BURNED COM. BOARD MEMBERS President Wilson to Fill the Vacancies on Coiri . ' mission . N.J. COMMISSIONER AND COLORADO LAWYER Are the Likely Appointees Senators Are Consulted 1 ,. by President Washington, Jan. 31. Wintlirop Moore Danleis ot Princeton, chairman of the New Jersey public utilities commission, and Henry Clay Hall of Colorado Springs, president of the Colorado Bar association, probably will be named as members of the interstate commerce commission to-day by President Wilson Senators from New Jersey and Colorado were consulted about their appointments late yesterday. FIND TWO DEAD UNDER AUTO TRUCK Machine Tipped Over on Side of Road at Medway, Mass. Men Pinned Under. Medway, Mass., Jan. 31. The bodies of George L. McCune and William Hayes were found yesterday under the wreck of an automobile truck. The men were apparently killed during the night when the machine tipped over on the side of the road. COMBATTING HOG CHOLERA. Government Is Meeting With Success in Experiments. Washington, D. C, Jan. 30. The de partment of agriculture, during the past year, has been conducting campaigns in Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska to control the contagious disease of hogs known as "hog cholera" by means of anti-hog cholera serum and farm quar antines. In one county (I'ettis county, Missouri) where there was a loss of IH per cent, in I!ll and 2o.6 per cent, in 1912 of all hogs raised, there was onlv a loss of 14.7 per cent, up to November, 191 J. J ins decrease was due to the us of the serum, which, although not used there by the department's agents until August, 1913, materially reduced the loss. About 60,000 hogs were rained during the past year and of the 10,000 tliat died of the hog cholera only about 1,000 were lost after the active use of serum and quarantine measures were inaug urated. In every county where these measures were employed, even though begun afW the disease had continued its ravages for some time, there was less loss from hog cholera tnan in either of the two pre ceding years. In addition to its great function as preventive, it has been found that the anti-hog cholera serum would cure a large proportion of hogs in the -early stages of the disease and render them immune after recovery. However, if hogs are not treated by this serum, from 75 to 100 per cent, of all affected herds die. This serum, so far as is known, is the only thing that will prevent the disease. Of hogs actually sick when treated. the department's inspectors lost but 25 per cent, during the past summer. Of well hogs in diseased herds, two and eight-tenths died after being treated and ot bogs in exposed herds less tiian one per cent, died after being inoculated with the serum. In an infected herd there is always a certain proportion of ho'S that are well. The inspector examines the hogs when he arrives, takes the temperature of all hogs in the herd and separates the sick from the well. The temperature is an indication of the sickness. The tem perature of a sick hog, unless the hog is near death, will run above 104 degrees and sometimes as high as 107 or 10S degrees Fahrcfiheit. Some states are engaged in the manu facture of serum to cure this disease. This serum requires special treatment to preserve its quality and a qualified man to produce it. Sufficient serum to treat an average hundred-pound hog costs about 30 cents at a liberal esti mate. The treatment is by hypodermic injection. The department in initiating its cam paign against the devastating i hog dis ease has only been able to commence few of the districts where the chol era was the most widespread and where the active co-operation of the state was offered in enforcing the ordinary quar antine measures, etc. The object of the department has been to endeavor to control the disease and, if possible, to eliminate it from the coun try. To secure this end the best efforts of the farmer himself are necessary. The campaign against this devastating sick ness during 1913 was planned in the territory selected along three lines. I. Hie education and organization of the farmers in the districts selected, to be carried out primarily by the state college. - 2. I he enforcement of sanitation and restrictive regulations by the state vet erinarian. 3. Active supervision by the bureau of animal industry of the department and the inoculation of diseased herds nd exposed herds with the anti-hog cholera serum. A rounty in each state was selected i a unit and the method of work in that county was, briefly, for the Btate college to secure the co-operation of in telligent, active farmers in each town ship in the county. These men were ailed volunteer assistants and they were to keep in close communication with the department's inspector stationed, in that area, keeping him informed of conditions nd Beeuring statistics concerning the hog industry. In this manner conditions were pretty well learned in the territory nder inspection. hen an outbreak of hog cholera was reported the depart ment s inspector went to that outbreak nd saved all the hogs he could bv treat ment with serum. As the disease is verv easily transmitted, lie then protected all herds in the immediate vicinity by In oculation. The idea was to form a zone FREE ADVICE to sick wm Thousands HaveBeenHelped By Common Sense Suggestions. Women suffering from any form of female ills are invited to communicate promptly With the woman's private correspondence de partment of the Ly diaE.Pinkham Med icine Co., Lynn, Mass. Your letter will be opened, read and answered by a woman and held in strict confidence. A woman can freely talk of her private illness to a woman ; thus has been established a confidential correspondence which has extended over many years and which has never been broken. Never have they published a testimonial or used a letter without the written consent of the writer.and never has the Company allowed these confi dential letters to get out of their pos session, as the hundreds of thousands of them in their files will attest Out of the vast volume of experience which they have to draw from, it is more than possible that they possess the very knowledge needed in your case. Noth ing is asked in return except your good will, and their advice has helped thou sands. Surely any woman, rich or poor, should be glad to take advantage of this generous offer of assistance. ' Address Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., (con fidential) Lynn, Mass. Every woman onplit ' to have Lydia E. IMnkham's 80-page Text Book. It is not a book for general distribution, as it is too expensive. It is free and only obtainable by mail, write for it today. . of immune animals around, the infected center. H og cholera is caused by a germ that exists in the blood, it is an organism apparently so small that the most pow erful microscopes do not show it. How ever, it is easy to demonstrate its pres- ence by inoculating a small part of the blood trora a sick hog into a well one, which produces the hog cholera. flog cholera is a disease which seems to be stopped to a degree, by the frosts of winter, although frost cannot be said to stop n case after it has taken hold of its victim. However, it seems to pre vent the rapid spread of the disease. The result is that in spring time the affection is as a rule at the lowest ebb, but increases rapidly from that time' un til fall. Hog cholera does not seem to affeet any artieular breed of hogs more than another," and while generally the wireless farmer is more apt to have the disease among his hogs than the careful one the disease sometimes occurs where the con ditions are sanitary. It is hoped that the work may be extended gradually un til the disease is completely controlled or eliminated. The fact that' hog chol era is carried not only by the hogs them selves, but by birds, dogs, streams and cvenon the feet of men going from one farm to another shows how necessary it is that the campaign be thorough and that farmers exert their best efforts to assist in the work. Says the West Is the Place for Action. In the Februarv American Magazine Rav Stannard Baker begins a new series of letters from the field entitled "Seeing America. His first article is a report from the west, through which he has been travelling extensively of late. In connection with the "(Safety First" move ment among the railroads he writes in part, as follows: . 1 live in JNew England, and have to travel much on New England railroads whieh of late have shown themselves to be the most dangerous to human life, perhaps, of any in the world. We have had great talk there of the necessity of more safety in travel and have thus far done nothing practical. But in the west, no sooner do they think of a thing than they try to do it! It's youth snd inexperience, I suppose. . The east, seems to see. first of all, the many excellent reasons why a thing should not be done, hut. the west sees, first of all, the rea sons why it should. "Two- or thm: years ago the Middle West began a campaign to secure great er safety in truvel. which has had an amazing growth. 'Safety first' are the catchwords. I heard of the movement in many places. At Chicago the associa tion of commerce is behind it, and the coroner has appointed a public commit tee to deal with the conditions. All the great railroads are interested. The Northwestern has had the work under way for three years, and already the re sults are truly notable. Ralph 0, Rich-1 ards, the officials in charge of the safety service of that railroad, shows that in tlie three vears ended June 30, 191.1. compared with the three years ended June 30, 1910, the records show that: 93 fewer employees were killed. 6.433 fewer employees were injured. 6.10 fewer passengers were injured. 133 fewer outsiders were killed. 157 fewer outsiders were injured. "The west is actually beginning to think first of human life, than of prop erty. And when you come to think of it, this is the very core and essence of the progressive movement of which we have had such widespread report a movement wider than any political party." Dougherty Out. New York, Jan. 30. (Jeorge S. Dough erty, second deputy police commissioner of 'New York, will retire on Monday, Feb. 2. At that time, so announcement was made yesterday, his resignation will take effect. " '' ' '"' A Skin of Beauty la a Joy Forever. DR. T. Felix Oouraud's Oriental Cream or Magical Beautifler. -VJ Rath, anil Skin DlNfaW ana vry ftifmui od beauty, and da fiw detecttoa. It baa stood ttia U ot 6$ year, and ! ao aarmlM wt tan It toUturtit la properly mad. Accapt oo emintrr felt of lnollar ftatna. Pr. I A. aad to a lad of tb bant ton (a patient r Al jvn latitat WlU DM them. I rafiatatnend OourntnTa frenm' ai fWa leant harmful ot ail U.a aikio preparaMon. For ait b all drafiU and Faaer Oood Daalara In th tT&iud Stataa, Cauda and Zurop ftRD.T.HOPn J i SSI, Pr.,i.37 Srt Jimi StJI.t K J Mr A x PRUSSIA GETS $90,000,000 Loan Issue Said to Been a Suc cess Have LOTTERY FEATURE IN REDEMPTION A Further Issue of $50,000, 000 Is Now Planned Berlin, Jan. 31 The issue of the new Prussian loan of approximately $1)0.000. 000 in the shape of treasury notes, is said to have been a success. It constitutes a new type of public se curity in Germany, as it is redeemable by annual drawings covering a period of 16 years, but holders who do not wish to withdraw their money when their notes are drawn are to lie allowed to convert them into four per cent, bonds This lottery feature of the new financial transaction was adopted by the gov ernment because of the failure of va rious public issues In 1013. As the treas ury notes are redeemable at par and sub scribers pay only 1)7 for them, those whose notes are drawn for redemption within the next few years will receive a high rate of interest while the aver age return for the entire period of 16 years wjll be fully four and one-half per cent. 'The government itself pays four and eight-tenths dct cent, for the accommodation. It is thought probable that a further issue of about $.0.000, 000 will be made later this year. These large sums are for the expansion of the railroad and canal systems of Prussia and for other productive purposes. THREE MISSING AFTER BLAZE. Two Women and a Child Thought to Have Perhed in Chicago Fire. . Chicago, Jan. 31. "Babes' Row," u five-story apartment building on the south side, so-called because children swarmed in its entrances, crumbled be fore an attack of flames driven by a stiff gale early yesterday and firemen later began searching the ruins for an infant and two women who were miss ing and were thought to have perished. The total loss was $300,000. Three fire men were hurt, The missing women and child lived on the top floor. One of the women, de scribed as over 70 years old, refused to flee when warned by neighbors. 4 Tho other failed to answer knocks on her door. UNSTEADTED HIS NERVES. Aodaoioue Test of a Marksman's Skill In a Duel. M. Colombey, tn bis history of duel ing, tells an anecdote of a certain noted duelist of bis time. One day this man, M. D, was at Decline's shooting gallery In Paris watching the pistol practice. There whs one man who was shooting very well and Desenne was threatened with the loss of all his glass balls and swinging dolls. Every .shot was greet ed by the spectators with exclama tions of admiration. B. looked on for awhile, and finally, in a calm voice, made the remark. "H could not do as well on the field." The object of the slighting remark turned around, and In a lend aud angry tone cried: "Who are you to say that? Would you like to teat the truth of your remark T" "Willingly," replied the unrecognised dentist as be led the way out to a secluded place. After taking their re spective positions, they drew lota, and It fell to B. to shoot last Be waited in silence for his adversary's shot The nan fired and missed... B. lowered his pistol. -What did I tell you?" he said, with a smile. Then, putting bis pistol In his pocket he walked away whistling. . QA1NTY TINY NESTS.-" These of the Humming Bird Are About the Sizs of a Walnut The most exquisitely dainty home built by the bill and feet of birds la that of the ruby throated bummlDg bird. When completed It la scarcely larger than an English walnut and Is usually saddled en a small horizontal limb of a tree or shrub frequently many feet from the ground. This dainty domicile is composed nl most entirely of soft plant fibers, frag ments of spiders' webs aometimes be ing used to bold them In shape. The sides are thickly studded with bits of lichen, and practiced indeed Is the eye of the man wbo can distinguish it from a knot on toe limb. The eggs are the size of quinine pills. Although the humming bird's nest Is exceedingly frail, there appears to be nothing on record to show that any great numbers of them come to grief during the summer rains. It Is, how ever, not called npon for a long tenure of occupancy. Within three weeks after the two little white eggs are laid the young have departed en their tiny pinions. Craftsmnn. The Brighter Side. v "Well." chuckled the optimistic fall ore, "I've got one satisfaction." "And what's thatr asked tbe'sytn pnthetic friend. "If I had succeeded I should prob ably have made a nuisance of myself telling per' that 1 was a self made man." Detroit Free Press. Wondsrful Printing. Bacon They ssy Dnnber does some wonderful work. Egbert Tea. 1 un derstand be painted some bananas green, and In a month tbey all turned y!ow. Do one thing at a time, and the big thine first-Lincoln. AUNT BETTY'S PRISONER By M. QUAD . Copyright, 1911, by Associated Llt- er&ry Press. When Stephen Ellis was elected sher Iff of Ingham county the old jailer, not ttelng of bis party, bad to go. To every body's surprise the place was given to '3ncle Jerry Stills. " Uncle Jerry was fifty years old, and tils wife, who was always called Annt Betty, was a couple of years younger. They were nice old people. They were liberal with what they had and knew i bout as much of the wickedness of the world as two children. The sheriff bad lived with them for four r five fenrs when he was a homeless orphan, ind he owed a debt of gratitude which tie wanted to pay. He knew their aoft tpota, and when they were ready to take possession of the stone Jug be laW: - ' "Now, listen to me I This Is a Jail nd not an orphan asylum. No one will be sent bvre wbo Is innocent or deserves pity. All prisoners are here because they deserve to be. Every lust one will lie and play the hypocrite and must be carefully watched. There must be no foolishness with them. Cncle Jerry, you mustn't trust one r.f them as far aa you can sling a bull by the tall. "And, Aunt Betty, you must harden that kind heart of yours. I know you'd like to adopt every tramp In the ttate and let blm swing In a hammock tnd nave bam and eggs every meal, bnt Ifs a different thing here." The Jail was without a prisoner just then. At length a prisoner arrived to be cared for by Uncle Jerry aud Aunt Betty. Be bad been tried for grand laroeny and given a sentence of six months. lie did not look more than eighteen years old and had a face as Innocent as that of a child. Be had tears In bla eyes when he arrived at tbejalL "What a shame!" eaclalmed Aunt Betty after a look at the prisoner. "Be la rather young," replied Uncle Jerry. Annt Betty sighed snd said nothing more. She aian t anow wneiner or not she'd tell the boy she pitied blm. There was something she did do when she passed in the next meal, and she couldn't help herself. She looked sor rowful, and she asked the prisoner if be had a mother. He studied her face for a moment and then answered that he had. At Aunt Betty's next visit to the cell she carried two extra dlahes not pro vided for by the rates, and when the prisoner bad thanked her be timidly asked: i "Good woman, dare I ask you to write to my mother for me?" If I write her she'll know yon are In Jail, and that will hurt ber terri bly.'- Ton must tell ber, but yon most toll her that the whole world has U-eu against me. , me a show." Nobody is willing to give "Tou poor boy!" she pityingly said. "They say I stole a watch from a farmhouse, but I never, never did. A tramp wbo came later took the watch." "And didn't they get himr "No. and because they didn't they arrested. me and sent me here. I was a poor boy, you see, and bad no one to befriend me." "What a shame! What a burning shame! Why, the judge and Jury ought to be here in your place!" "I want you to write to mother and tell ber so. I don't want her to think I've become a wicked boy." Uncle Jerry bad to go out on busi ness one afternoon and was not ex pected borne until 9 o'clock In the evening. At 6 o'clock Aunt Betty pre pared supper and invited the prisoner to ait at table with her. She reasoned that It would uplift and make a man of him. Be ate a full meal, speaking words of gratitude between mouth fnls. and then rose up and, took ber by the throat and banged ber head against the wall and took the prison key off Its nail and opened the door to liberty. It was cold weather, but be went without bat or coat It took Aunt Betty about ten min utes to realize what had happened, and then she ran to the street bare headednot to shout for help, how ever. At a venture she turned to the right and ran for her life down the street and out In the country. Balf a mile from the Jail she caught sight of her "poor innocent boy." So did be of her. and he legged it like a rabbit Over fences and across fields he led ber. but she was a bound on the trail and ran blm down nt last Then, as soon as she could get her breath. Aunt Betty cuffed and wallop ed and spanked and pulled hair until that young man cried for mercy. On the way back to jail he got a cuff about once fn every twenty feet and when be found himself once more in his cell he was a thankful boy. Indeed. "Is everything all right?" asked Uncle Jerry as he arrived home. "Tes, all right" was the answer. "I fonnd out about that boy today. He's a tough one. He has no mother and has been in jail about ten times. He's a slick tblef and the biggest liar In the United States. I hope you won't let him bamboozle you with bis talk and bis teats." "erry Stills, my name is Betty, hain't it?'' asked the woman as she drew herself np. "I've allns s'posed so." "Did you ever hear of a Betty letting anything that walks on two legs bam boozle ber?" "Can't sav I ever did." ' "And yon never will!" :T. WORCESTER. Mrs. Mary Msxham is caring for Mrs. Boomhower in Montpelier. Mrs. C. N. Curtis is home from Put- namsville, where she has been caring for Mrs. Ered Black. Miss Ethel Bolton and Miss Florence Hines from Burlington are the guests of Mrs. P. fJ. Bolton. J. M. Tebbetts, the union school sup erintendent, was in town Friday. Colds Catch Those Who Lack Re sisting Povver COKIOUS DUELS. "TV , ; I' " Combats In Which the Weapons 8e ' Iscted Wr Avalanches. An extraordinary duel was fougbt Bear Mont Blanc In France. Two ronng men wbo bad fallen in love with the same g.'rl arranged to fight a duel, aith nature as daclder of the result Selecting a part of that mountainous Jltitrlct many thousand feet up, where araluucbes are known to fall at fre quent intervals, the lovers agreed to take it In turns "to stand for a given time in the most dangerous spot that could .be fonnd. The Idea was that when one was killed by an avalanche the other should be free to propose to the girl whom they both loved. In this case the idea became a fact - This Is not the only Instance on rec ord of a duel by avalanche. A few years ago two Iatllans, named Guetta and Sorato, floclded to test fate In this manner, and also for the love of a woman. For three mornings they tempted na ture, but nothing serious happened. On the fourth day Guetta was knocked down by A falling avalanche, bat not much hurt Then it was that their food supply gave out and they return ed home to get acme more. By this time the police bad come to bear of tbelr strange dnel, and threatened them both with Imprisonment So the un daunted rivals settled their differences In another and less adventurous way. They drew lots for their lady love. Sorato won. and after Guetta bad left the village be was married to the girl of his choice. London Answers. STRENGTH OF A LIMPET. Its Sticking Power Largely Due to At motpherio Pressure. Every one Is familiar with the say lug "to stick like a limpet" but there are not so many wbo know bow it Is that a limpet la able to stick as it does ' ; to the rocks npon which it passes iu existence. The creature la able by means of the central portion of its body, which can be raised Independent ly of the edge or frill which surrounds It to crente a vacuum much in the same way that a piece of soft wet leather can be made to adhere to a smooth aorf ice by pressing out all the air. Thus the so called "strength" cf the limpet Is largely due to atmos pheric pressure. It is not entirely bo, however, for if tbey are closely examined it will be seen that the shells accommodate themselves around the edges to the surface of the rock upon which the limpet is located, aud If removed to another spot the edge f the shell will probably be found to be n very bad fit and the creature's power of ndbesion somewhat lessened. If tnUcri by sur prise with a smart sidelong Mow even a large limpet Is easily enough dislodg ed, but if it Is given the slightest warn ing Its power of suction is instant iy brought into play and very often con siderable force is then necessary be fore It ean be detached. London Standard. . - cigar boxes; There Is a Tremendous Trade In These Cedar Wood Receptacles. Cigar boxes are a negligible quantity to the average smoker who stands be fore a tastily dressed showcase and buys a "five cent straight" or a "three for a quarter." Tew of even the most Inveterate smokers ever stop to think of the number of these boxes used in the United States during a year, or from where tbey come. Thirty millions Is the total nnraber of boxes supplied to clgnr manufactur ers in the United States. Many mil lions more enter the country filled with foreign rolled cigars from Cuba, Porto Elco and the Philippines. Manufactur ers declare that the boxes made from Spanish cedar, a wood which is rarely seen outside of Cuba, Is the best for packing the seductive weed. Various woods have been tried, but wherever used connoisseurs have pro tested that even the finest of cigars were spoiled by putting them in boxes made from other wood than Spanish cedar. This wood always retains the . flavor of a good cigar, and some assert that it, greatly improves the flavor. The reason given Is that the Spanish cedar grows only in that soil which produces the finest quality of what is known as Havana tobacco. Washing- . ton Star. Caste and Diet In India. The prlvste secretary f the mshani' Jah of Jbalawar gave a lecture on foMt In Loudon. In the course of which lie stated that the entlng of onions is con ducive to "darkness of spirit" Ue also averred that the caste system ia India is largely regulated by diet Thus, those of the highest caste only eat vegetarian meals In order to keep their souls pure. Members of another caste are allowed to eat meat so that they mny become fitted to be warriors, while the lowest caste of all eat "stale, flat foods." which suit their uuspir Itual natures-