Newspaper Page Text
THE VERMONT PHCEJSTIX, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1905.
BAKER'S THE STENOGRAPHERS. Burlington News. Only about 25 years ago thero was but ono stenographer In Burlington. Two stenographers divided up "all tho court business In Vermont. A shorthand writer was regarded with curiosity and Interest. Wo read David Copperfleld's struggles with tho art and wondered how any ono could over master a subject so ab struse and difficult. And now wo see stenographers by tho hundred and thou-' sand throughout Vermont and tho rest of the civilized world. It Is something that has transformed business methods and has opened a new career for young women and young men. A state convention of stenographers was held In New York tho other day. Ono of the .papers read 'will bo of Interest to many of our readers. The author of this paper, divided tho members of tho profession Into six classes, the glxth or lowest class of which was said to bo "com posed of persons who can write short hand at a speed of not more than 75 words a minute and are deficient In gen eral knowledge and grammar." Of the real working stenographers the writer made out five classes, and his method of division Is Interesting. His fifth class comprises persons with a fairly good education who can write 100 words a minute; the fourth well educated persons who can write 125 words a minute; tho third, those who can write 150 words a mlnuto but aro hardly eligible for active court work or convention reporting; tho second those who can wrlto 200 words a minute and make a creditable report on any subject; the first, those who excel In every branch of their calling and In addi tion have a general knowledge of men and affairs, a mastery of business and tho executive quality. The sixth class salary Is $S a week. Tho fifth class salary $D, the fourth class salary $9 to 15, and the others from $1500 to $10,000 a year. Eleven whaling vessels, comprising al most the entire fleet, which sailed from San Francisco, have been caught In the , Arctic ocean. They will npt bo able to get out until next July or August, and In tho meantime their crews of 410 men must face tho hnrdshlps of a winter in tho North. WANT A FINE OVERCOAT? '' COrVRlCHT iwa.nr . ADLCX. BROS, CU Come to us and seethem. You'll buy because the price and style is just right. $15 S17 S18 $20 $22 $24 A medium priced Coat for $8, $9, $10 and $12, better than the ordinary ones at that price much better. A cheap one for $5 or $6, a little better than you'll find in any other store. SINGLE AND DOUBLE BREASTED SUITS At all prices, and the value is more than they cost. H.; P. WELLM AN & CO. CLOTHIERS, HATTERS AND FURNISHERS. BREAKFAST COCOA FINEST IN THE WBRLO 45 HICHE8T AWARDS IN EUROPE AND AMERICA If you see the trade-mark of the Choco late Girl on the package, it's all riht. Sold in &-lb. and 54-lb. Cans, FULL WEIGHT WALTER BAKER & CO. L Established 1780 STORY OF AN INVENTION. Chicago Dally News. In a recently published autobiography of Sir Henry Bessemer Is told how, In 1833, when ho was a youth of 20, ho learned that the British government was losing about J500.000 a year through tho use of forged stamps. He Bet about find ing a remedy. In nlno months ho dis covered how to fprgo government stamps with tho greatest easo. This was a risky bit of knowledge for a struggling young man who wanted money wherewith to get married to tho girl of his choice. But young Bessemer, having Invented forth with tho perforated stamp that Is now known everywhere, went gayly to tho government officials with tho forgeries In his pocket to ask If they were genuine. When Sir Charles Presley passed them as genuine Bessemer remarked that ho knew they were forgcrles-r-"stmply because I forged them myself." Then ho suggested a remedy. It was accepted. Bessemer was offered the post of superintendent of stamps for plant and staff must bo re organizedat $3000 to $4000 a year. Young Bessemer went away happy to tell his good luck to tho girl of his choice. Ho explained to her tho situation, how old stamps had been picked off documents and used again and how ho had Invented an elaborato plant to romedy this. "But surely," said the young lady, "If nil the stamps had a date put on them they could not at a future time be used without de tection." This rather startled young Bes semer. But ho devised a simple method of marking tho date. Tho British gov ernment was delighted. Tho device was accepted. And as no change of machinery or staff was needed, Bessemer was in formed that ift superintendent of stamps would be appointed. Thus ho had de prived himself of a job. Forty-flvo years later, after he had Invented tho "Bes semer" process of preparing iron and had made a great fortune, Bessemer wrote to Lord Bcaconsfleld, then prime minis ter, pointing out that he had saved the country millions without the reward of n penny. Ho no longer wanted money, but tho government acknowledged the debt and paid It with a knighthood. Men aro contrary, but women aro mere ly firm In their convictions. DORCHESTER. MASS. SURGEON FURNISHED $20,000 BAIL. He Is Alleged to Have Cut Up Body of Dress Suit Case Victim Miss Geary's Head Found. Dr. Percy D. McLeod, 35, of 187 Hunt ington avenue, Boston, was nrrcsted Fri day, charged with having performed the criminal operation which resulted In tho death of Susanna Geary, tho chorus girl, and with having dismembered her body, which was placed In thrco dress suit cases and dropped Into tho harbor In Boston by William Howard and Louis Crawford, who were arrested In New York last week. McLeod was released on $20,000 ball, and his case continued for hearing until today, lie Is 35 years old, Is a gradunto of tho academic department of Boston univer sity nnd of tho Harvard medical depart ment In 1893. Ho is a skillful surgeon and has nhvays borne a good roputatlon. From tho ovldence now In tho hands of tho Boston police it is believed tho first operation on Miss Geary was performed at 178A Tremont street, Boston, In the offices run under tho name of. Mrs. Dr. Bishop, that tho patient was taken to n house nt G8 Wlnthrop street, Roxbury, that peritonitis developed and that Dr. Mclcod performed laparotomy In a vain attempt to save her life. It is believed that tho girl died Sept. 19 and that Dr. McLeod Immediately dismembered tho body, and that It was placed In tho dress suit cases nnd taken away. Miss Geary's head was found In a leather hand-bag on the bottom of Boston harbor Sunday by a diver employed hy the Boston Post. It was near tho point whero Howard and Crawford said they had dropped It from tho East Boston ferry boat. The police are now searching for Mnry S. Dean, or Mrs. Gllfcathcr, who Is alleged to have had charge of tho house In which the girl died. It Is alleged that the criminal operation was performed by Howard with tho assistance of Mrs. Dean. Three Killed, 13 Injured by Gas Explosion. Three children nre dead and 13 people were Injured, ono fatally, as tho result of an explosion which completely destroy en the Miners' National bank at Ishpeni lng, Mich., Sunday. A gas leakage In tho basement of the bank building was primarily responsible for tho explosion nnd loss of life. Gas was detected coming from tho building and two workmen went Into the basement with lighted candles to Investigate. Tho flame evidently Ignited tho gas In the basement, for a tremendous explosion fol lowed. Tho two workmen were blown through a basement window and landed uninjured In an open box car standing on a nearby track. Tho building was completely wrecked. The threo children killed wero passing the building on their way homo from church and wero caught In tho falling debris. All tho teams In. tho city wero summoned to the scene and tho work of moving tho huge piles of debris and extricating those under them rushed. Tho explosion broke windows in many stores In the business-district nnd scattered tho papers and documents of the bank for blocks nround. Denman Thompson, after appearing In the "Old Homestead" 20 years, retired Saturday, temporarily at least, from tho stage. Ho has Just recovered from a severe attack of pneumonia. Ho will not appear again this season and his retire ment may be permanent. Ho plans to live quietly at his homo In Swanzcy, N, H. A political argument led to a fatality In tho rooms of the Village Social club In South Boston. Gus Balrd and a man named Campbell were having a heated debate, but none of tho people present looked for trouble. Suddenly Campbell shot out his fist and landed heavily on Balrd's Jaw. The latter fell In a heap and never recovered consciousness. In the confusion Campbell fled and all trace of him was lost. Odessa, Russia's mob-ruled city, con cluded flvo days of rioting Sunday, and Its population Is less by 5600, lives lost In tho battles between the Russians and Jews. Nearly every Jewish house and shop In the city Is destroyed. The sick In Jewish homes were thrown Into tho street to mee death by sword or bayonet. Others were left In the houses to meet a horrible death by burning. Soldiers now control the city. Midshipman James R. Branch, son of James R. Branch of tho Hanover bank of New York city, and secretary of tho American bankers' association, who was Injured in a fist fight with Midshipman Merlweather of Louisiana nt Annapolis, Md., Sunday, died from his Injuries Tues day. The fight lasted 23 rounds and ended when Branch was knocked down and struck tho right side of his head against tho floor. Merlweather will probably be held for trial on tho charge of manslaugh ter. Query as to whether Joy ever kills seems to be answered by the Connecticut man who broke up a poker gamo by fall ing dead when dealt four aces. An English Author Wrote: "No shade, no shine, no fruit, no flowers, no leaves, November!" Many Americans would add no freedom from catarrh, which is so aggravated during this month that It becomes constantly troublesome. Thero Is abundant proof that catarrh Is a constitutional disease. It Is related to scrofula and consumption, being one of tho wasting diseases. Hood's Sarsaparllla has shown that what is capable of eradicating scrofula, com pletely cures catarrh, and taken In time prevents consumption. We cannot see now nny sufferer can put off taking this medicine. In view of the widely published record of Its radical and permanent cures! It Is undoubtedly America's Greatest Medicine for America's Greatest Disease Catarrh. If you are tired taking tho old-fashioned griping pills, try Carter's Little Liver Pills and take some comfort. A man can't stand everything. One pill a dose. Try them. Frequent Calls for Poultry Food, A merchant likes to sell the goods his customers want. Doubtless that Is the reason so many merchants In Vermont are selling "Page's Perfected Poultry Food,'-' William Morrison of Barnet, Vt., sells these goods. Here Is a letter from him: " 'Page's Perfected Poultry Food' Is a very good seller, I have sold more of the Food than any other, I have calls for It often." BOSSISM ROUTED Sweeping Victory for Reform in Philadelphia and Machine Routed on Temperance Issue in Ohio McCLELLAN LED HEARST BY Latter Claims Fraud and Will Take Contest Into the Courts-Guild and Draper in Massachusetts .Tho elections Tuesday wero productlvo of many surprises nnd thero was a marked tendency all along the lino toward a ro buko. of bosslsm. In New York city George B. McClellan, tho Tammany nomlnco, barely gained re election as mayor. Tho official figures show n plurality for him of 3485, as ho received 228,651 votes to 225,166 for Wil liam II. Hearst, who ran as an Independ ent on a municipal ownership platform, nnd 137,049 for Ivlns, the regular Re publican candidate. William Travcrs Jerome, the Inde pendent district attorney, was re-elected hy nbout 11,000 majority, although thou sands of voters, who Intended to support him, wero doubtless deceived by fako In structions sent out by Tammany sym pathizers the day before election. Hearst's run was particularly remark able In Brooklyn, where ho had a majori ty of 15,000. Ho also led In Queens, and only the voters In Manhattan, tho Bronx and Richmond saved McClellan. Hearst claims fraud, has demanded a recount, nnd tho question of setting aside tho result fas nnnounccdmay be tnken to tho courts. Commissioner McAdoo has re ceived court orders to havo every ballot box In tho city ppnt to tho bureau of elections. Tho Municipal Ownership league, Hearst's organization, claims to have evidence that 30,000 votes woro Illegally enst In one district William M. Ivlns, the Republican candldnte, had agreed to bo Hearst's principal legal nd vlser In Investigating the frauds, nnd District Attorney Jerome will make nn Investigation. Coler, tho municipal owner ship candidate for president of Brooklyn borough, was elected. Massachusetts returned to the Republi can fold, electing Lieut. -Gov. Curtis Guild, Jr., of Boston, governor, nnd Eben S. Draper of Hopedale, lieutenant governor. Guild's plurality over Gen. Charles W. Hartlctt of Boston was 23,116, out of a total vote nf 371.90S. divided ns follows: Guild,' 197,512; Bartlett, 174.396. Gov. Douglas's plurality Inst year (a presi dential year) wns 33.9S9. out of n total of 433,351, divided as follows: Douglas, 234.670; Bates, 19S.6S1. Draper's plurality over Henry M. Whitney of Brooltllne wns 1990, out of a total of 362.39S, divided as follows: Draper, 182,197; Whitney, 180,201. last year Guild's plurality over Hon. John C. Crosby of Pittsflcld wns 30,706, out of a total of 398,870, divided as follows: Guild, 214,788; Crosby. 184. 0S2. Bartlett for governor carried Boston by 16,624, out of n total of 78,420. Ono of the surprising results In Massa chusetts was the election of John B. Mornn ns district attorney of Suffolk county (Boston) by a majority of nbout 4000. M. J. Sughrup, the present at torney, has been connected with the office for years as assistant, and when a vacancy occurred by death was appointed to tho position by Gov. Douglas. Ho was nnmlnnted on both the regular Republican nnd Democratic tickets nnd had nlmost tho solid endorsement of the lawyers of THE MILLIONAIRE'S RARE CALLER. How They Lunched Together And the Infant Found a Way Into the Old Man's Heart. rw. R. Rose In the Cleveland Plain Dealer He was a tall old man with a slight stoop and thin gray hair. His garments were shiny with wear, the sleeves of his coat being fairly slippery In their thread bare state. But there was little traco of the Infirmities of age In his strong fea tures nnd the sharp glanco of the gray eyes beneath tho shaggy brows. Those sharp gray eyes turned toward tho dingy old clock over tho dingy old mantel. It wns Just' noon. There was a door that opened Into the counting-room, and its upper half was glass. Through this trans parent medium the old man could keep a watchful eye on his employes. It saved sudden Incursions Into the outer room. Those clerks and bookkeepers never knew when the sleepless eye of the grim old master was turned In their direction. Thero was no loitering or any other form of relaxation In that busy counting-room. From the clock the old man's gaze turn ed to tho door. The desks were deserted. It was the luncheon hour. He arose from his creaky swivel chair and crossing the room pulled down a shade that covered the glass. Then he turned back to his desk and producing a small parcel wrapped In a newspaper, opened It and disclosed an apple and a few crackers. He spread them out on tho paper and fell to munch ing them. He -was' gnawing nt the apple when a light rnp at the counting-room door drew his attention. At first ho was Inclined to believe that his ears had de ceived him. Then the rap came again rat, tat, tat. "Como In," ho cried, nnd there was nothing suggestlvo of hospitality In tho peremptory tone. "Come In." A hand fumbled with the knob and then the door swung open. A child wns standing on tho threshold, a little girl with sunny curls and a dainty pink frock. "How do you do7" said the astonishing vision. "Are you pretty well? So nm I, thank you." And she made him a ltttlo bobbing curtsey and threw him a fascinat ing smile. "Where did you come from?" growled the old man. "I corned from out here," replied tho little maid. "I peeked through the glass under tho curtain an' I saw you." She laughed merrily. "An' I thought you was a big ogre eating all by yourself. You don't cat little girls, do you?" Ho yielded for a moment to tho witch ery of her smile, "Not when they ore good little girls," he gruffly said. The child laughed merrily. "You's a splendid ogre," she cried and clapped her hands. "Much better'n papa. What's you eatln'?" 'Ho hastily pushed the crackers and the remains of the apple aside. "My luncheon," ho answered. "But you haven't told me where you came from." He was surprised at himself for show ing this interest In the child. "I corned down to see papa," she answered. "Mamma brought an' left, me here 'causo she's goln' shoppln' an' there's fleroo crowds an' little lrls might get hurt. An' I brought papa's lunch an' mamma will call for me. An' I'm to keep awful still, 'cause the man papa works for Is very, very cross an' he can't bear to have children 'round." "What'B that?" snapped the old man. The child laughed again. "Do It again," stie cried. "I ain't a bit afraid of you. I know It's all just make believe. Please can't I como In a wee bit further?" "Come In If you want to," said the old man n little ungraciously. She smiled as she slowly advanced. "It always pays to be polite," she said. "That's what mamma tells me. If I had said, can I come In, without any please you might of said we don't want no little girls around here today they're such a nuisance. An'. besides, I was a little tired of stayln' out there all alone. 'Cause, you see, papa had to go to the custom-house 'bout somethln. pertlckler, nn' I'm most sure I heard a big rat under the desk IN THE ELECTIONS 3500 VOTES IN NEW YORK CITY Boston. Mornn made n whirlwind cam paign, .claiming that Boston wnnted In tho oflico a reformer like Folk nnd Jerome, nnd that ho would prosecuto all grafters nnd abortionists. Philadelphia, after being tho prey of grafters and corruptlonlsts for years, Is redeemed hy tho City party (reform ticket) led by Mayor Weaver, which had a plurality of 60,000 to 70,000. Mayor Weaver had a largo number of special policemen stationed at tho polls, Including college athletes nnd reputable men from all walks of life, whoso duty was to pre vent Illegal voting. In tho stato election In Pennsylvania the tremendous Republican majorities of other years wero wiped out and burled. Berry, Democratic candidate for treas urer, had upwards of 100,000 plurality as a result of tho rtvolt against the Re publican bosses. Tho falluro of tho En terprise bank In Alleghany recently, which revealed Immenso frauds with which the politicians wero connected, was undoubt edly a great factor In changing votes. How phenomenal tho change was Is seen In comparison with Roosevelt's plurality of half a million In Pennsylvania Inst year. In Ohio, Pnttlson, the Democratic candidate, wns elected over Gov. Herrlck by 60,000 majority. Tho wholo Republican stato ticket met defeat and the Demo crats captured both houses of the legis lature and tho government of many counties nnd cities now under Republican administration. Tho liquor question entered largely Into tho discussion In Ohio nnd tho saloon Interests were en tirely with Gov. Herrlck and his asso ciates. Boss Cox of Cincinnati, who has bcon a power In the politics of the state for years, announces his retirement from politics. Senator Gnrm.m mtti 1 I ,iuff Maryland, whero the Poo constltu I tlonal amendment was defeated, which had for Its purpose tho disfranchisement I of thousands of negroes. It would also place many naturollzed citizens nt tho i mercy of elections officers. In Now I Jersey tho Republicans made gains In the legislature sufficient to preclude a Demo ! crutle successor to United States Sena- tor Dryden. Negroes generally remained , away from tho polls In Virginia, where """". ucmocrai, nau n plurality of 20.000 for governor. Tho American party, founded for tho express purpose of overthrowing tho in fluence of the Mormon church In muni cipal affairs, gained a complete victory In Salt Lake City, electing Thompson, candi date for mayor, by a plurality of 925 votes over Morris, tho present mayor, who had the support of Democrats and Mormons. Tho entire city ticket of the American party was successful. Schmltz, tho union labor candidate, had a majority of 15,000 In San Francisco. The Republicans mado n clean sweep In Chi cago, where minor city officials were ,ed' ,T,ter' KePuullcnn. had about 5000 majority for governor In Rhode Is land. brushln' his whiskers." She came quite close to him and leaned against tho nnclent haircloth chair that stood by his desk. "Who is your father?" tho old man asked. " "My papa? He's Mister Fenlon, Mister Russell Fenton. Do you know him? He's a very nlco man." "Yes, I know him. And did ho tell you to come In -hero nnd seo mo?" "Mercy, no!" cried tho child. "Ho dldn t say nothln' about you. He Just said I was to keep very quiet an' ho would be back as soon as he could. An' I said ain't you goln' to cat your lunch, papa? An ho said no, he didn't havo time, an' I said It was a shame to waste such a nice lunch, nn' ho laughed nn' said, 'You eat it, but after I heard that rat I didn't seem to feel hungry." Sho looked nt him and her dark eyes sparkled. "Please will you watch through the door real close Just a minute? If the rat sees you lookln' ho won t como out. Just a minute," and she turned nnd trotted Into tho counting room. In a moment sho was back again with a large pasteboard box. "Hero's tho lunch." She looked at him and half closed her eyes. "Lot's you and me eat It," sho said. Ho shook his head. "Eat It yourself," ho muttered. "I can't eat ft nil." nhn ,t not n P'S. It's very nice. Mamma took ixJi. . "mi iu libvb divide. What s yours?" He hesitated. Then ho pushed his apple and crackers into view. She looked nt thn rilanlav oto..I,. "My papa had It once," she said. "Had what?" "Dyspcpsy. Ho couldn't eat hardly anythln' neither." "I eat quite enough," the old man dryly remarked. I The child looked at him curiously. "You'ro prettj thin," sho said. "May be I'd bo pretty thin, too. If I lived on applo nn' crackers. An' now It's my turn. Seo this." And she whisked tho cover oft the box and showed the neatly-packed contents. "Now," sho said, as she drew out a sandwich, "I'll trade you this for two crackers. I don't much care for crackers, but It will seem more fair." Sho held the sandwich toward hfm. He hesitated again. A frosty smile stole ncross his wrinkled face. Ho gravely ex- . tended the two crackers and took the profTered sandwich. Then ho bit a goodly segment from It. "Very good," he said. "Mamma mado 'em herself. Papa says she's a dabster nt makln' sandwiches, But then I guess mammas always make things better than anybody else can. Don't you find It so?'' I Ho paused with tho remains of tho sandwich uplifted. Ills face grew more , gentle. "I believe It's a fact that Is generally ' admitted," ho said. The child looked up at him with a quick laugh. i "That's Just tho way papa talks some times," she said, "an' I don't understand 1 a word he says. But ain't wo havln' a good time, Jus' you nn' mo?" "Why, yes," said tho old man, "I think State of Ohio, City of Toledo, Lucas County. SS. Frank J. Cheney mnkes oath that he Is senior pnrtner of the firm of F. J, Cheney & Co., doing business In the City of Toledo, County nnd State aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY, Sworn to before me nnd subscribed In my presence, this 6th day of December, A. D. 1886. A. W. GLEASON. (Seal.) Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, and Huts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Send for testi monials free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists. 75c. Take flail's Family Pills for constipa tion. Those unhappy persons who suffer from nervousness and dyspepsia should use Curler's Little Nerve Pills, which are miide expirssly for sleepless, nervous, df peptic sufferers. Price 25 cents. It must bo a good tlmo nlthouch I'm afraid I'm a pretty poor Judge." Tho child regarded him critically. "You do look pretty poor," sho said. "Ua,Vo another sandwich. Oh, do. An' m?rcy, hero's somo cheese, nn' a nice pickle. Yes, you must. -Papa Bays It Isn't pollto to rcfuso a lady. That's when mamma offers him the second cup of cof fee." Tho old man took the second sand wich, but ho frowned a llttlo nt tho cheeso nnd crackers, "Rather extravagant," ho growled. "That's Just what papa says to mamma somotlmes," cried tho child, "An' mamma says sho guesses he'd havo hard work to find anybody who could make a dollar go further than she can. Wo havo to bo awful careful, you know. There's clothes to buy, nn what wo cat, an' tho rent. Why, mamma says she's always afraid to look tho calendar In tho face for fear rent day has como 'round again. Where do you live?" "I llvo In a house uptown," ho an swered. "Can you swing a cat In It?" "Swing a cat?" "You can't In our rooms, you know. They're tho teeniest things. We're up on the fifth floor but; tho Janitor's a real nlco man. Ho asked mo to ask papa If ho'd trade mo for two boys. An' papa said to tell him that lie might do It for tho two boys nn' a couple o' pounds o'radlum to boot. An' I told tho Janitor, nn' he said ho guessed papa wasn't very anxious to trade. An' I told papa what Mr. Ryan suld, an' ho pulled one of my curls an' Bald he wouldn't trnde me for nil of John Ramsey's millions twice over. That's the man papa works for. Do you know him?" The old man frowned and then sud denly smiled. "Yes, I've met him," he replied. "He's very rich, papa says, an" he lives nil alone In a great big house, an' ho hasn't any llttlo girl, nn" ho needs some body to take care of him, an' all he thinks nbout is money, money, moneyl It's too bad to bo ns rich as that, lsn'O lt7" Tho old man looked hard at tho child. "Money Is a pretty good thing, isn't It?" "I guess It Is," tho child replied. "But mamma sayB It's only good for what It will buy. It's good for clothes, an' what you cat, an' the rent. Then It's good for nice things what you specially like, but not too many, then It's good for hclpln' those that need helpln", llko lamo Joe, nn' when pcoplo Is sick. An' It's good to have a little In tho bank for a rainy day though I don't see what difference the rain makes. Ain't this spongo cako good?" ".Money Is very useful, then?" " 'TIh sometimes. When mamma's mamma died 'way out in Kansas mamma couldn't go to tho funeral 'cause papa was Just gcttln over a fever an' all our money wns gone, every cent, nn" wc owed the doctor nn' the rent. Mamma cried and cried all day." There was a little silence. "And what would you do If you had lots of money, child?" She looked up nt him with her "eyes sparkling. "I'd give most of It to mamma and papa. But I'd keep a little myself." She smiled at him In her bewildering way. "Guess you don't know what a lot of things you can buy for CO cents! An' then I'd keep some for a chair the kind you wheel around for lame Joe. He's a little boy that lives near our house an' ho can't never walk any more. An' ho sits on the steps an' makes faces at us when we run by. An' mamma says It's too bad some body who has the money to sparo can't get him a chair llko he needs, 'cause It would bo such a happiness to him. An' mamma says maybe Mr. Ramsey would buy It, nn' papa laughed In such a funny way. Mr. Ramsey Is tho man he works for, you remember." "I remember," said the old man. "An mamma said she guessed she'd come down somo day an' tell Mr, Ramsey about lame Joe, an' papa said real quick he guessed she'd better not. An' mamma said she was only Joking. Funny kind of Joking, wasn't It?" "It sounds that way to me," said the old man dryly. "Yes. I think so, too. When a man's got so much money as Mr. Ramsey It wouldn't bo any trouble nt all for him to buy a chair for a little lame boy, would It?" Ho did not answer her. "How old aro you?" ho presently asked. "I'm six. And how old are you?" lie laughed In his unaccustomed way. "I'm 70 today." The child gave a little scream of delight. "Mercy! Is It your birthday! Oh, I wish I had known It! Mamma could make you such a beautiful birthday cake. Wouldn't It have to be a big ono! Just magine 70 candles! We think a lot of birthdays at our house. Did you get mapy presents?" "Not one." Sho looked at him with startled eyes. "Why, that's too bad. Did your folks forget?" "I haven't nny folks." The pity on her face deepened. "I'm sorry for you," she said. Her llttlo hand pushed the pasteboard box to ward him. "You shall have the other piece of cako." Then her face brightened. "Couldn't you buy some presents for yourself?" Ho shook his head. "No," ho answered. "I don't believe I could." Her glance fell on the half-caten apple nnd the crackers. "Perhaps you are too poor?" she softly saJd. "Yes," he answered, "I nm too poor." Her llttlo heart was touched. "Have you worked here long?" she asked. "Nearly 50 years." "Mercy! that's a long time." Her quick glance traveled over his threadbare suit. "Maybe Mr. Ramsey would give you more wages." He laughed again. He seems to think I'm worth only my board and clothes." "Dear, dear! An' he's so very rich. Wo went by his house once papa an' mamma an' mo an' It looked so big an' dark. Mamma said she'd Just like to have tho care of It for awhile. She'd let In tho nlr nn' the sunshine, and drive out tho dust an' the gloom an" she'd try to mnko life really worth llvln' for the lone ly old man. That's what mamma said. An' papa said he guessed mamma could do It If anybody could. You know Mr. Ramsey. What do you think about it?" Ho suddenly laughed. "It might bo an experiment worth try ing," he said. Then he stared Into the pasteboard box. "Why, look nt this," he cried; "the lunch has all disappeared! I'm sure I ate more than half of It. Come, now, how much do I owe you?" "Mercy!" cried the child, "you don't owe me anythln'l I couldn't eat It all, an papa didn't have time. I hope you liked it." "It was the best luncheon I have eaten for years," said tho old man. "I'll 'member nn' tell mamma that. She'll ho real pleased. An' how she'll laugh when I tell her you asked what you owed'me." The old man put his hand deep In his pocket and drew out an ancient leather wallet. From this he extracted a bill and smoothed It on his knee. "Thero Is a lame boy whose name Is Joe," he slowly said. "He needs a chair. Do you know anything about the price of these things?" The child's eyes sparkled as she stared at the bill. "Yes, yes!" she answered. "Mamma went an' found out. You can get the kind of chair Joe wants for J15. An' a real substantial chair, too." "Here is J20," said the old man. "Get a good one, an' tell Joe It's a present from you. What's your name?" "Elsie." He watched her with an amused smile as she quickly drew a tiny purse from the pocket In her frock nn4 tucked the, bill Into It. Then, when the little purse was restored to its place, she looked up at tho old man. "Now," she Bald, .''if you please, I'm goln' to give you a kiss. I always give papa a kiss when he's particularly nice." The old man flushed a little. "Just as you please," he suld. He Stooped and sho touched tho wrinkled cheek with her Hps. "You'ro a very, very nlco man," sho said. Then sho hesitated. "But didn't you need that money for yourself?" Ho shook his head. "I guess I can sparo It," ho answered. Then camo an Interruption. "Elsie," a volco called from tho door way. "It's papa," cried tho child. The old man looked around. "Well, Fenton7" ''I trust sho hasn't bothered you, sir?" "Wo haven't bothered each other a bit," cried tho child. The old man shook his head. "No," ho answered, "not a bit" Then ho looked back to tho man In the door way. "Fenton," ho said, "when your wlfo comes for tho child tell her, please, that I want to have a llttlo business talk with her. I'm thinking of opening up my house." Tho eyes of tho man In the doorway couldn't conceal their wonderment. "I'll tell her. sir." "And, Fenton!" "Yes, sir." "You may leave the child hero until tho mother comes." The Great Whig Convention of 1840. Burlington Free Press, Sept. 30. Tho Vermont Stato Whig convention held In Burlington June 25, 1840, alluded to In this paper tho other day, was tho largest political convention over held In this stato with tho possible exception of tho famous Hyde Park convention of tho third congressional district in 1867. The campaign of 1840 was ono of In tense political excltmcnt all over tho land. Tho democrats had carried tho three previous national elections which placed Andrew Jackson nnd Martin Van Burcn In the. presidential chair. Against Van Buren, on his second nomination, the Whigs nominated General William Henry Harrison (tho grandfather of the late President Benjamin Harrison), and mado a tremendous rnlly on tho Issue of a protec tive tariff. His opponents having sneered nt General Harrison on the score of his humble origin, saying that he wob brought up In a log cabin In which thero was nothing better than hard cider to drink, tho Whigs adopted tho log cabin as their emblem, and tho campaign Is known In history as "the log cabin campaign." In May, 1840, the Vermont Whig Stato commltteo consisting of Harry Bradley, John Peck, E. P. Jewctt, E. P. Walton nnd F. F. Merrill, Invltod tho Whigs of Vermont to meet "by their delegates or In person" at Burlington on tho 25th of Juno. Tho numbers that assembled hero that day surpassed all previous precedents. Tho Whigs poured In from every county for the most part In their own convey ances, It was before there were any rail roads In Vermont. A count of tho dinner tickets Issued by the Whig town commit tee and estimates of the numbers fed at the public and prlvato houses. Indicated that upwards of 15,000 voters were In at tendance. The fields all around the village of Burlington were thrown open for tho horses and vehicles which brought the multitude, and abundanco of hay was pro vided to feed the animals. Hundreds of log cabins and tents In the fields shelter ed those who were not quartered In tho village. The procession In tho forenoon, of men walking eight abreast, was ovclr threo miles long. In It were several Jog cabins on wheels. The largest of theso waB the Northfleld cabin which brought Charles Payne (who was elected governor the following year, and later was the chief promoter and first president of tho Ver mont Central railroad) and tho leading members of tho Whig club of that town. Its dimensions were twenty by ten feet. A table in It was loaded with baked beans and supplied with hard cider. It was drawn over the turnpike from Montpelicr by five or six yoke of oxen, as far as Wll liston, where a team of twelve fine and powerful gray horses replaced the oxen, and drew .the cabin to Burlington. In tho procession were a number of carriages bearing veterans of the Revolutionary War. The oldest of these, fiimpnn TInokor 'of Westford, 101 years old, made a short address from the platform of the conven tion In which he said: "I havo survived three wars, nnd stood on this spot when it was a wilderness." Another feature of the procession wns a cavalcade of 385 young men of Shelburno and Charlotte, who were to cast their first votes for president In the coming election, hand somely mounted, . and dressed In black coats and white pantaloons. Tho con vention assembled In and filled the square, and from tho platform In front of the court house, the Hon. Solomon Foot of Rutland, later congressman and United States senator, called the convention to order, shouting in his stentorian voice, which reached the outer limits of the crowd: "The Freemen of Vermont will come to order." The principal orator of the day was the Hon. E. D. Culver of New York, who, In tho course of his speach, paid his re spects to ex-Governor Cornelius P. Van Ness, then the leader of the Vdrmont democracy, alluding to him as one "who had been In the van-guard of Van Buren's van-dais and would soon be e-van-esccnt." There was an address by the Hon. George P. Marsh, who was soon to represent Vermont In Congress and there were other effective speeches. A committee on resolutions, consisting of Charles Adams, Charles Paine, George P. Marsh, E. P. Walton, A. L. Miner and John H. Prentiss, reported a platform supporting protection of American Industries, and protesting against any extension of slavery. A com mittee appointed to report the number of log cabins and of latch strings out, in town, reported before the adjournment that the log cabins, movable and station ary, were 218 and latch strings uplifted from 1000 to 1500. Wo take these details from the report of the convention In the Issue of the Weekly Free Press, following tho con vention. The convention' was tho chief feature of one of the most exciting cam paigns In the political history of the state, and it Is needless to say that Vermont went for General Harrison by a rousing majority In the November election. Sad Is our youth, for Is la ever going. Crumbling away beneath our very foe't; Sad Is our life, for onward It Is flowing In current unpercelved, becauso so fleet: , Sad aro our hopes, for they are sweet In sowing But tares, self-sown, have over-topped tho wheat: Sad nre our Joys, for they wero sweet In blowing And still, oh still, their dying breath Is sweet; And sweet is youth, although It hath bereft us , Of that which made our childhood sweeter still; And sweet Is middle life, for It hath left us A nearer good to cure an older 111; And sweet are all things, when we loam to prize them Not for their sake, but His who grants them or denies them. Aubrey De Vere, Mistress "Do you work by systematic effort?" Mold "No'm; I work by the day." Baltimore American. Beecham's Pills When lack of appetite is caused by overeating, take Beecham's Pills !?.,rel,eve .tI,e feeling of heaviness. When a sick stomach takes away a'' aesire for food,' use Beechamfs P1II5. They ipvafiably tone the di gestion aqd " Crtatt Good Appetif Bold Everywhere. In boxes. 10c. and 26c. 0.