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IN OUR OWN STATE
Spcllman Gets Busy Again,
1 spt-llmnn of Hutlnnd has sent n
,, .ition to the nsslstnnt JudRcs
Rutland county court, chnrgine
1 1 I of license commissioners with
-iiih' He charges thnt the board
i t .aviirded licenses according to
i- not held hearings to lenrn com
,,nd has not tnken any licenses
iltlu'iigli nine of the eleven llcen
i im been disclosed on. He n-sks
..ip s to set n time for a public
.-I i llnv.in sent a copy of his com-
t" Attorney General Kltts who nn
il in substance that he requires tho
- itmrneys of the counties to pros
, I mutters of this kind and that he
t i , rsonally have charge of or In
with such cases unless It Is made
,1P r that the state's attorney is
i: 1,1 do his duty. He says further
lias referred the complaint to
- Attorney Lawrence of Rutland
ami nsk. Mr. Spcllman to give
,,tll. ial any Information he may
in support of the charges. All of
Mr Spcllman says he will be
- ,j tu do.
Summer School at Woodstock.
' , .-'immer school of Industrial edu-
,md summer outing for teachers
i held In Woodstock August 5 to
1 1 ,j, r the management of the state
i l ,.f education. Among the speakers
will give lectures and conduct clnss
. ,r, tieorge Altken of Rutland, sccre
..f the state board of agriculture;
r, f J L. Hill, dean of the department
' iprn ulture In the University of Vor
, i Prof Ij. K. Jones of the same ln
t ,ti ,n: George W. Pierce of Drattle
master of the state Grange; Amos
at. ti of South ltoyalton; L. W. Wnll
r m of the ethical culture school In
t York; Charles II. Morrill, principal
t. Mate normal school nt Randolph;
! Mis Angle E. Badger, supervisor of
,,wmg at Uarre. The school will be a
ime summer outing as General W. H.
, n.-re ho. loaned a number of army
t? fur thoso who wish to camp out.
large mess tent will be erected, where
tals will be served to all who attend.
The Soldiers' Home.
Til, annual meeting of the trustees of
th. Soldiers' Home was held at Bennlng
t a (dncsday.
J tin L. Moselcy of Xorthfleld was
t d to fill the vacancy In the board
, i J by the death of Fred E. Smith of
M. .ti.eller Officers elected were: Ptesl-,-t
Hugh Henry, Chester; secretary,
11 Stafford, Rutland, and treasurer,
.' c Stearns, Bradford.
1- was voted to enlarge the hospital
s- is tn accommodate nine more beds.
A ilditlon to the kitchen also was
r :cti d constructed.
1 1 e report of President Henry showed
t it the expense of operating the home
il ring the last year was $24,9S7.15. The
i imber of veterans cared for since the
h me was opened was 610, and 202 have
CieJ The largest number of Inmates at
, time was Dec. 10, 1906, when 111 were
Death of Rev. L. H. Elliot.
IUv L. H. Elliott, who for the past 23
yi ,rs had been secretary of the Vermont
I i, society, died nt his home In Wnter
l. r. last Saturday. The cause of his
ith was a stroke of apoplexy. He had
Ip'.n In poor health for the past six
m nths. He was born August 1, 1S35,
.. J moved to Wnterbury when he Svas
appointed to the position of secretary of
P.. Dr. J. H. George, pastor of the
Flrs-t , hurch, Burlington, has resigned to
u tpt the presidency of Drury college,
Prnngflcld, Mo., of which ho was former
' .i trustee.
A I. Murphy, a private In troop E.
l"t r s cavalry, stationed at Fort
Kt'-tn Allen, committed suicide Friday
' .m noting himself. Ills motive for self
(1 str.i, tlon Is not known, though it Is
t s'.t it may have been a result of the
ci i ssive heat,
J. n Jenkins, alias John Burne, was
t ' ' il 'ed to three years and six months
' ird labor in the house of correction
I: .Hand In the United States circuit
.rt in Windsor Saturday on conviction
' . 1 harge of burglarizing the post offlce
' Norton MllLs. He lias served two
t rms in prison In Maine for the same
,,tr. ., e
Diinel Case, D5, an employe of the
tt .i 'id street railway company, was
s'1 ' k and Instantly killed by a west
' r.d Delaware and Hudson train near
-t,. ten village Tuesday afternoon,
' -n a short distance of the place where
1 - f ither met his death by a train some
ir ago. Cn.se was lying on. the track
' sharp curve, and It Is believed that
' rm.t have been Intoxicated.
William Richardson, a farmer near St.
A" ns, had a narrow escape from death
M ' day morning while In the hay field.
T. 1 irdson was sharpening hU scythe
B ''I a whetstone, when the scythe slipped
1 plunged Into his side, striking the rib
-t above the heart and cutting a bad
K .-h requiring several stitches to close.
H id the big blade struck him a quarter
' tin Inch lower down, his heart would
1 i r been cut In two.
P c body of Mrs. Elmer Davis of Bur
'! gt'.n was found by tho side of a spring
a pasture near her home Friday after
' n after an organized search of thirty
' She had been dead for some time,
rg committed suicide by taking ar-
' i Mrs. Davis was 45 years old and
' wife of a prosperous farmer. Sho
l tried twice before to take her own
with morphine, but each time prompt
' 't al assistance saved her life.
Wi'llnm Sheridan, C5, employed In a
rrv nt Granltevllle, Barre, was Ins
' ''i killed Monday morning whllo
:King in a pit sixty feet deep. A large
c' '.' had just been brought up by a
u irl'k. and In swinging It out It struck
i m irkcr weighing 900 pounds, and
"'iked It over the edge Into the pit.
I is frrent atone struck Sheridan In tho
J) Jill, of the back, nearly cutting his
' lv In two. A wife and four children
f irvlve him.
Wiat Is believed to have been an at
llmi t to wreck nn express train on the
P itland railroad a mile north of South
Snaftsbury by placing sleepers on the
tnk was frustrated Tuesday by two
f' lldren, John and Mary Patten, who live
f'rirby and who removed the obstruction
fc' flre the train went through. The
er.ers were found on the track earlier
v the crew of a freight train and re
moved to one side. Evidently the sleep
were again later placed on the track,
David Rockwood, Bennington's oldest
ruizen, died Friday morning, aged 91
ars He was born In Newfane and
T'Vtd with his parents to Bennington
Jcn a child. He was a stone mason by
'Ie and the oldest living member of
" Bennington Methodist church. He
lS tho only living person who
'"ild recall tho period when Wll-
'"m Lloyd Garrison edited a. weekly
i'wpaper In Bennington Centre. He
ij-'inctly remembered seeing the noted
"i 'Mtlonlst carry his papers from the
' '"'ting omce to tho post offlce at Ben
Arrangements have been completed for
II 1 construction of a new railroad lino
Wfcn Manchester, Vt., and Granville,
, i. The new line will bo about 25
lotg and will connect nt Manchcs
"' with the Rutland railroad and at
"nviiie. which Is near the Vermont
' ' r with the Delawnro & Hudson sys
' The road will be known as the Met
Valley railroad. It will absorb the
M,tu Hester, Dorset & Granville railroad
"i will continue tho line from South
,""" to Granville, through ft rich
' 't-'nt and passenger region. Tho sur
' is now In progress. Caspar L. Leach
J resident of the new company.
THE VERMONT PHCEJSTIX,
OUR STATE FINANCES.
Their Excellent and Satisfactory Condi-tlon-some
tBurllnglon Free,. Press.
The Inst direct state tax Imposed In
A ermont was In 1900, tho proceeds renl-
J2-s ann1Cr.ro"I .h?v.lnB bcen 1'rnctlcally
J2, 5,000. The total Income derived by the
state treasury from the corporation taxes,
the Inheritance tnxea and other sources
uiat year was In round numbers $881,
tllnt our 10,1,1 revenue was $1,-
The Income from the corporation taxes,
indirect taxation, and other sources of
revenue will be such this year that our
commonwealth wljl not only pay its run
ning expenses, but nlso the extraordinary
expenditures voted by our lawmnkers.
This result hns been made possible
through the marked Incrense In receipts
from corporation and Inheritance taxes,
mid the manner In which thla Income has
Increased will appear from the following
schedule, the figures being for the finan
cial year ending June 30 In ench Instnnce
Corporation JG73.SS0.10 $713,855.77
,nx 40.5S1.14 52,412.58
To,nl $714,461.21 $76G,26S.35
Gain over last year $51,807.11
For the year ending Juno 30, 1900, the
receipts from these sources were ns fol
Collateral Inheritance tax 26,327.53
Total taxes collected through
tax department. 1907 $76G,26S.35
Total taxes collected, through
tax department, 1900 4G6.2S5.01
Gain In seven years $299,983.34
It Is estimated that the nmount to bo
collected for the ensuing year ending
June 30. 190S, will exceed $S80.000, or In
other words this sum will equal tho
amount received from like taxes for both
the years ending June 30. 1899 and 1900
which was $SSl,620.36. This sum In ad
dition to other Income and the $484, 0S0.
9S cash on hand in the state treasury and
in banks, on July 1 last available for tho
new fiscal year will leave tho state In
good condition at tho end of the present
In addition to the payment of this
year's share of the expenses for the bien
nial period n long list of extraordinary
expenditures at least In part, must bo
provided for, among which arc the fol
lowing: The payment toward Morrill
hall, which was authorized bv the pre
ceding legislature, will be $37,000 In round
numbers. The new school appropriations
providing for centralized district superin
tendence and Inspection and school and
other Improvements aggregate about $75,
000 and the appropriation for Improved
highways Is $50,000. The appropriation
for the abolishment of hlghv ly grade
crossing on railroads Is $25,000, and that
for the Jamestown exposition $10,000. The
repairs and Improvements ordered at tho
state prison win cost nearly $30,000. The
Increase In revenue has been such, how
ever, thnt there will be a falling off of
only about $10,000 in the treasury ns
compared with the amount on hand nt
the beginning of the year, although the
Income from the sale of cattle will show
a diminution of $10,000 as compared with
This handsome showing as to revenue
speaks well for the manner In which
State Commissioner of Taxes J. E. Cush
man has administered his ofllce as well
as for the tax legislation which he was
so largely instrumemnl In formulating.
The expenditure of the proceeds of taxa
tion Is another matter, and It Is a well
known fact that Governor Proctor Is giv
ing this close attention. Insisting that
every avenue of expenditure shall be
closely watched and all leaks stopped.
TWENTY-FIVE SUPERVISION DIS
TRICTS. 93 Towns Will Have the Benefit of Ex
pert Supervision Under the New Law.
The St Albans Messenger says thnt
the completion of nil returns to the de
partment of education enables Superin
tendent Mason S. Stone to announce tne
formation of 25 supervision districts In
the state under the terms of No. 43 of
the Acts of 1906 whereby any two or
more neighboring towns, having nn ag
gregate of not more than 70 nor less than
30 schools, may form a union for the
purpose of employing a superintendent
of schools, and. If the superintendent Is
paid, a salary of not less than $1250 the
state will give $1000 toward said salary.
The Idea has been favored more thnn
the state superintendent dared to hope
when It, was under consideration during
the legislative session. The remarkable
readiness with which the plan has been
accepted speaks emphatically for the
awakening of popular Interest In the latter-day
methods for the reconstruction
of the educational policy of tho state
along the most progressive lines.
These twenty-live supervision districts
represent 90 towns. Besides these the cen
tral districts In Brattleboro, Bennington
and Montpeller nre Incorporated and each
employs a supervisor, so that, all told,
there are 93 towns out of Vermont's 246
thnt are to have expert supervision of
school with the yenr beginning this fall.
The following are tho supervision dis
tricts In this part of tho state:
Brattleboro town. Dummerston, Gull
ford, Halifax and Vernon A. A. Dunklee.
chnlrmnn, Souffi Vernon; Carl S. Hop
kins, secretary, Brattleboro; Wesley E.
Xim-s, superintendent, West Brattleboro.
Rendsboro, Stamford, Whltingliam, nnd
Wilmington A. II. Clark, chairman,
Readsboro; L. H. Crosier, secretary,
Rockingham H. D. Ryder, charlman,
Bellows Falls; Bert E. Merrlam, secrotary
and superintendent, Bellows Falls.
Tho body of Frank Whltcomb of John
son, who was missing a week, wns found
Friday night In the Lamolllo river, where
It had drifted on a sand bar. He was
last seen nltvo returning from nigh
gato In nn Intoxicated condition July 13.
Memories of Lincoln.
David Homer Bates's memories of
Lincoln In the telegraph ofllce during tho
writer's war service will deal In tho
midsummer holiday number of Tho Cen
tury with Lincoln's forebodings of defeat
at tho polls, giving Intimate and Inter
esting details of Lincoln nnd Stanton
during these troubled times, why Lincoln
did not favor Johnson for vice president,
of Lincoln's autographic estimate of tho
electoral vote, and other Incidents of
this critical period,
The wife of Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott
died In Germany, from pneumonia, last
Saturday, Her age was 69. Sho was
married to Dr. Abbott In 1857. Their
golden wedding would have been cele
brated next October. Mrs. Abbott was
tho daughter of Hannibal Hamlin, vice
president during Lincoln's administra
A Good Result,
Under the operation of tho new pure
food laws, baking powders now generally
bear on the labels a statement of the In
gredients. Royal Baking Powder Is
known to be the only baking powder made
of Royal Grape Cream of Tartar, and
this no doubt explains Its greatly Increas
ed sale. Careful housekeepers are taking
advantage of the protection which tho
laws afford, and are oxamlnlng nil tho
rending matter on the back of tho label
before adopting any brand for uso In tho
home. When In place of the words cream
of tartar the words "alum," "aluminum"
or "phosphate of lime" appear among the
Ingredients, they heed the warning and
avoid baking powdecs containing these
VERMONT'S FIRST CENSUS.
The Banner has received from the bu
reau of the census nt Washington n copy
of the recently printed book which gives
thO ll.nmPS nt nil flirt hnmla n fnMMtnn I..
- .... i.,. ,iiuiin-s iii
the stnto at the time of the first census
n imu. h is n book of great historical
Interest and contnlns scores of things of
Interest which the Banner plans to print
from time to time.
At thnt time Vermont wns divided Into
seven counties. Of these Bennington,
Windham, Windsor, Rutland nnd Addison
were about the same ns now while all
the rest of the stnte was divided Into the
two counties of Chittenden nnd Orange.
Chittenden county Included nil of what
Is now? In the county of tho snme nnmc,
all of the present counties of Franklin
nnd Grand Isle nnd parts of the present
Addison, Washington, Lamoille nnd Or
leans. The county of Orange Included
the present county of that name, oil of
Cnledonln and Essex counties nnd the
greater part of what Is now Washington,
Uimollle and Orleans.
The most populous county In the stnte
was Wlndlmm which had 17.572 people.
The other counties followed In order
thus: Windsor, 15,740; Rutland, 15.590;
Bennington. 12,206; Orange, 10.526; Chit
tenden. 7.287; Addison, 6,240. The total
of the stnte was 85,539. By the latest
census, that of 1900, the population of
ermont was found to be 343,611. The
census of 1790, as llrst reported In 1791,
stated that there were 16 slaves In Ver
mont but this wns afterwards shown to
be nn error. The persons reported as
slaves should have bcen reported ns
'free colored" persons,
Bennington In 1790 wns the second town
In size In the state, tlrst honor being held
by Guilford In Windham county which
had 2,422 people while Bennington had
2.350. Shaftsbury wns third with 1.990.
Putney fourth with 1.S18 nnd Pownnl
fifth with 1.732. In this connection It Is
Interesting to note that Guilford in 1900
had only 782 people, or less than a third
what It had 110 years before.
The population In 1790 of the towns
Which are nnw th, Inn.oat t ,i,A
wasns follows: Burlington, 330; Rutinnd,
. wramenoro, 1.5S9; St. Albans,
256; Barre. (then Wllderburgh) 76; St.
Johnsbury, 143; Montpeller, lis.
The population of the several towns In
Bennington county was: Arlington. 992;
Bennington, 2,350; Bromley, (now Peru)
71; Dorset, 957; Glastenbury. 34; Uind
grove, 31; Manchester, 1.271: Pownal,
1,732; Readsboro (then spelled Reedsbo
rotigh) 63; Rupert. 1.034: Snndgnte, 773;
Shaftsburv. l.isn- sinmfn.i oro. c,..
derland. 414; Wlnhnll. 155: Woodford. 60.
i win m noted mat or the towns tn this
county the only ones that have mnde any
material gain In population In the 117
years nast nm nnnninnnn !.,i.,.
and Readsboro. while some have actually
One of the most Interesting things in
the book Is to
towns, the names of which have been
changed. In this county Bromley has
been changed to Peru. Over In Windham
county Hinsdale has been changed to
finuif ana lnomllnson to Grafton: Do
ver has been formed out of the southern
district Of Wnr.lshnrn n. ll,l,ti-
from parts of Newfane. Putney. Towns-
miiu nun Alliens.
In Rutinnd rnnntv Unm-l. in i
. ...... ......vn in in ln-VIl
changed to Mt. Tabor; Philadelphia Is
t-iiii 1 1 Ln'"ennen. Mldmnv and
Klllington have been changed io Mendon
nnd Shelburne. Some other more notlce
able changes nre: Sultosh in Windsor
county to Plvmnulli. u-.,ll,-l, ,,,. i
Chittenden county then, now forms Ba
kersileld In Franklin county and Belvi
dere In Lamoille; Mlnden then in Orange
COuntV Is now Prnfuhun- l n-i
- ,,, vjni-mi?,,
Kingston In Addison county Is now Grnn-
wiir, iiirnersourg in Orange Is now
v.ut-ixv.1, niiiymenii nas been changed to
Sutton; Navy to Charleston; Cnldersburg
to Morgan; Random and Winlock to
Brighton: Mlnehead to liloomfield; Little
ton to Wnterfortl: Smlthn.ii.t u..
ford to Sheldon; Huntsburg to Franklin
Carthage to Jay: Lutterlock to Albany:
..musnem is now a part of Stowe; Ster
ling Is now n nart nf ran.l.ri.tn ,
Wntervllle and there are other changes.
The present prosperous towns of Barton
Newport nnd Troy In Orlenns county hod
no Inhabitants at all In 1790 and the two
inner were not even nnmed.
An Arbitration Board Surjrjested.
The two Hirlkps nn- i.,
nre hard nuts to crack. If we are to Judge
by the lenctb of ihnm. vt i c.,..... ,i..
the slate Industry nt Fair Haven and the
paper industry nt Bellows Falls could
better afford to hove a little conciliatory
notion on ench side to the dispute. The
paper strike has now completed Its sixth
week, with no apparent change except a
vague promise of r.ett!ement through n
conference in New York next week. The
slate workers have been out two months
or more Now If Vermont had nn arbi
tration board similar to the commission
In Massachusetts it might be a grand
work for It In these two cases. There is
nothing obligatory about first referring
tho dispute tn nrllltmtlnn Ittit n nnll
cation of both sides the board takes up
me matter, calling in witnesses who nre
familiar with thn nnrtinnl.ir ctHLri
hearing from both sides the points nt
issue, men me Doaru gives its decision.
A National Magazine.
Magazine renders are looking forward
with Interest to the fiftieth nnniversnry
number of the Atlantic Monthly, due this
fall. Among Amerlcnns the Atlantic, bv
right of Its long standing nnd by virtue of
Its broad policy of appealing to all classes
of readers, holds a notable position. Im
portant lending articles on politics, litera
ture, labor, education, nrt, nnd the topics
of the dny, written In each case by pro
minent men, appear In each Issue. The
Atlantic pictures to its renders the real
forces which make up American lite, nnd
both here and In Europe It Is regarded as
tho best expression of our national char
acter. Because of the practice of writing mes
sages on the front, ns well ns on tho back
of postal cards, Postmaster General
Meyer has promulgated an order, effec
tive August 1, providing that the face
side of a postal card may be divided by
a vertical lino placed approximately one
third of the distance from the left end of
the card, the space on the left of tho lino
to be used for a message, the portion to
the right to bo used for the address only.
If I Was Big.
I want a ladder awful high
Like Jack had, so that I can see
Right where the stars are In the sky;
I want to Ball across the sea
Like SInbnd did, and I want three
Or maybe four fat hens: they'd lay
Some golden eggs to ffavo for tea.
I wish that I was Big today,
I want to go a-rldlng by
A castle with n golden key.
To find a princess, who will sigh
And wait for ono to come and free
Her from tho giant's spell that he
Has cast about her: and 1 11 slay
The great big giant! Yes-slrree!
I wish that I was Big today.
And sometime, maybe, If I try,
I II find a Dragon, too, and ho
Will try to eat mo up, and I
win oe as brave as I can be,
And I will kill him, and, "To thee,"
Tho King will cry, "wo bow! You may
Become a Knight at. once!" Oh, me!
I wish that I was Big today.
Lad, llfo holds much of mystery,
Beautiful visions far away!
Oh, would that I might change with thee!
l wisn i were a lad today!
Cella Myrover Robinson In Harner's
BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, JULY 26,
THE NEWS IN BRIEF
Cause of the Georgia Disaster,
The tiavnl board of Inquiry Into the dis
aster on bonrd the Georgia finds In so
ninny words "that the charge was Igni
ted by n delayed llnre-lmck, which was
apparently caused by tho shutting of the
nlr blast too soon, with n light wind
blowing Into the muzzle of the gun."
Artcr the explosion on the Missouri this
"llare-back," which mentis In effect n
pushing back by the nlr Into the breech
of the Inflammable gases of n previous
firing of the gun, the navy department
equipped, all turret rifles with a blowing
npparntus, which should clear the gun of
gas tieroro the breechlock was withdrawn
for another charging. The eight-Inch
rllles of the Georgln were making a record
In accuracy nnd rapidity of firing. They
had scored nine hits within two minutes
nnd there wns tlmr left for nnother shot.
In the haste of the moment the seaman
whose duty It wns to shut off the nlr
blast turned It off loo quickly before all
the fiery gases had lieen blown clear.
Then, when the llrst section of another
powder charge In Its thin serge bag wns
Inserted, the gns Ignited the cloth nnd
fired the powder, to the death and Injury
of the unfortunate crew. This nccldcnt
will undoubtedly lend to the ndoptlon of
still further precautions.
The deaths from the explosion have
bcen ten In all, Midshipman Cruse hav
ing died In the naval hospital last Fri
day. Disaster on the California Coast.
One of the worst marine disasters In
the history of the California coast oc
curred soon nfter midnight Sunday morn
ing, when the steamer Columbia and the
steam lumber schooner San Pedro were In
collision In Shelter Cove, twelve miles
southwest of the Mendocino-Humboldt
The Columbia, a 300-foot steel vessel,
while bound from San Francisco for
Portland with 1S9 passengers nnd a crew
of sixty wns rammed by the San Pedro,
a 170-foot wooden steamer, southbound,
for San Francisco. The sea was smooth,
but the weather wos foggy. The San
Pedro, looming out of the mist a few ship
lengths away, bore down on the Columbia
nt high speed nnd with a grinding crash her
stem sank fully ten feet Into the Colum
bia's port bow. Nearly all of the Colum
bia's passengers and many of the crew
were asleep In their cabins nnd lnmlts
when the crash came. Up to Tuesday
nignt, tne roll of dead and missing stood
nt its. Since then live more persons havo
been accounted for.
Jnpnn hns taken nnother step townrd
the absorption of Korea by causing the
Korean cabinet to force the nmwrnr to
nbdlcate In favor of the crown prince.
There was a fatal explosion lnt Sntnr.
day In n colliery at Toyocko. Japan. It is
reported mat nearly all of tlu 470 miners
in the pit nt the time were killed.
The Federal grand Jurv for the Wpst
Tennessee district has handed up an In
dictment containing 1521 counts, each
count a separate Indictment In Itself, nil
aimed at the Standard Oil company.
Returns of deaths from the plague In
India show the appalling total of 1.060.067
for the six, months ending June 30. The
monthly total Is at present decreasing,
however, the denth roll for June hdnir
placed nt 69.061.
Judge Hunt, in the federal court In He
nna, Mont , has decided thnt on tplc-
phone company may not withhold tlip
use of its lines from another, and the
decision Is likely to be regarded as a
precedent throughout the country.
Major Engine Collin, paymaster of tho
United States army in tho Philimilnes.
suffered amputation of his left arm last
week on account of blond poisoning con
tracted In handling monev. and his denih
followed on Tuesday of this week.
Ml the steamship lines are dolmr n rec
ord business In travel to Europe, the lin
ers being sold out Into August and the to
tal or passengers In the first half of ti.ls
yenr being 43.102 more than during the
llrst six months of last year. The great
est increase Is in third class.
Allen Wilson, known as "Tub." the
famous fiotliall quarterback who played
two years on the Williams college team.
was crushed to death Tuesday at Ober
lln. Ohio, under o welding car on the
Cleveland and Southern electric line.
where he wns working with a welding
A monument to Oliver P. Morton. In
diana's war governor, ererted nt a cost
of $10,000, was unveiled at Indlnnapolls
Tuesday. The unveiling was done by the
iiiinu or tiov. .Martins grandson. Oliver
Perry Morton of Hartford. Conn. Four
thousand civil war veterans participated
in the exercises.
Copenhagen despatch snvs that nrlef
stricken by receipt of notification that
her services would not be required nfter
the end of the month. Mrs. Neilsen.
housekeeper for n prominent landowner
eif Jutland, hanged three of her employ
er's children, three of her own nnd then
killed herself by hanging.
The outcome of a liliel suit brought by
the lover Bros., soap manufacturers.
ngalnst the Isindon Dally Mall nnd Even
ing News, owned by Alfred Hnrmsworth.
now Lord Northcliffe, wns tho withdrawal
of the plea of Justification by tho defen
dant, and the agreement to jiay the $25,
000 demanded. This is said to bo the
largest damages ever paid for libel In
John Wnnamaker's stables nt Lvnden-
hurst. his country place In tho suburbs
of Philadelphia, were burned last Satur
day evening, causing a loss of $150,000.
ins country house there was burned last
February, when the loss wns estlmnted
at $2,e00.000. Three horses were burned
Saturday, with carriages, harness, conch
men's equipments, and. most vnluablo of
all, bronzes, statuary nnd costly china.
saved from the February tire.
Giovanni Pellettel, nnd his brother, Gui-
seppe, escaped convicts from Italy and
leaders In America of the Mafia society,
ore being closely guarded nt Ellis Island,
New lork, where they were tnken after
their arrest for sending black hand letters
to an Italian resident of New York, de
manding $1000 on penalty of death. The
prisoners will be deported to Italy, where
they are wanted by tho I'refect of Police
nt Palermo, Sicily. They will be the first
Mafia members ever deported from this
The twcnty-lhreo prominent members
of the lumber trust, the brick combine
and bridge trust, nt Toledo, Ohio, who
were sentenced to six months In tho
workhouse, nnd nine others to pay a fine
of $1000 each for admitted violations of
the Ohio antitrust law, have prepared to
carry the contest to tho higher courts.
Because the workhouse was for tho time
being quarantined on account of smnalpox
mere, tne execution of sentence wns de
ferred ten days. The guilty men aro all
wealthy and prominent In tile commer
cial and social llfo of tho golden rule
The government hns taken a new de
parture In beginning an Investigation of
the thread trust, which has raised tho
price of spool thread lately and Is about
to do It again, practically doubling tho
price. But the thread trust la a British
affair, nnd this Is the first lnstanco whero
nnd order has been Issued by a. depart
ment nt Washington to Investigate a
trust formed and controlcd outside this
country. The order Is said to specify an
investigation of the American Thread
company, but the English Sewing Cotton
company controls the American Thread
company, nnd tho Coats company, an
other British concern, controls tho English
sewing cotton company.
From thirty to forty persons were
killed nnd about one hundred were In
jured last Saturday when n Pero Mar
quetto excursion train of eleven conches
from Ionln, enrrylng tho employes of tho
company's shops there on their annual
oxcurslon to Detroit, collided with a
west-bound freight two miles cast of
Salem, Mich, There were eight hundred
persons crowded Into tho eleven coaches
of the trnln, mnny of them women nnd
children, nil bound for a holiday In De
troit. The wreck occurred on a straight,
level piece of trnck. The henvy freight
nnd pnsscnger trnlns came ogether with
enormous force, nnd six of the eleven
passenger enrs were entirely wrecked.
Knrl Hnu, the young professor of Ro
man law, of Washington, D. C, wns con
demned to denth Tuesday morning nt
Carlsruhe, Germany, nfter a five days'
trial for the murder of his wife's mother,
Frnu Molltor, a wenlthy resident of
Baden-Baden, In that city on November
6 last. The prisoner henrd the verdict of
the Jury with perfect composure and
chatted smilingly with his counsel nfter
the Judges withdrew to fix his sentence.
The sentence Is unpopular with the
crowds In the streets, because of their
dislike for the Molltor family. Enormous
crowns gathered In the streets nenr the
court house, nnd the police nnd military
men were finally called out and mnny ar
12,000 ABANDONED FARMS.
A General Rural Decline In New York
State Farm Values Away Down Total
Shrinkage Amounts to $170,000,000.
A thorough investigation by the United
States department of agriculture has re
vealed an alarming decrease in fnrm land
valuation In New York stnte. which Is
not far short of a menace to the welfare
of the commonwealth. Stnrtllng figures
are presented, which show nn enormous
loss In wenlth and population In the
state's rural districts, and a consequent
weakening of social and political influ
ence. According to the reports of the govern
ment Inspectors, the country Is being ab
sorbed by the city, with the result that
farm lands have decreased $170,000,000 In
value; that more thnn 12.000 farms have
been abandoned; that the population of
the more remote towns and villages has,
In several Instances, decreased 40 to 60
The comparisons nre made with the
state's agricultural prosperity In the
early SO's. In some districts land values
have decreased since then nearly 90 per
cent. The 12.000 nlmndoned farms In the
stnte are capable of caring for a popula
tion of 250.000, and represent nn area of
12.000.000 acres, most of which Is -arable
The natlonnl government Inspectors
who have been engaged In Investigating
this subject declare ofllclally that these
farms have not been nbandoned because
of lack of fertility. For the last twenty
years the cities have so fascinated the
Imagination of country people thnt the
farmers' sons and daughters and those
who formerly would have become farm
hands have nbandoned the soil to their
parents. In mnny districts all of the far
mers nre men of advanced age. As fast
as these die the farms become un
tenanted or are sold for little or nothing
tn the less vigorous and venturesome of
the younger generation or become the
property of wealthy men, who Join them
Into large estates
The total land values of New York
state amount to a little over n l.tninn
dollars. This Is exclusive of machinery,
cattle, etc. Land has risen In value In
me immediate neighborhood of the cities,
while It has materially decreased In tho
remote country districts, the rate of de
crease being In Inverse ratio tn tho dis
tance from the city.
The league of Republican clubs of
New York state Is considering tho H,..
sablllty of calling n state convention to
consider the abandoned farms, the want
of fnrm lnbor, the enormous falling off In
me wen i in nnu population of the vll
Inges and the upsetting of the natural
and safe balance between country and
city. Plans to build up .agriculture,
to extend the schools In ench of
the country congressional districts and
io lencn me country boy how to
make more money on the farm than
he can make In any ofllce in Now Ynrk-
clty will be discussed should such a
convention be held.
Dry Days In the South.
It will doubtless be .surprising news to
many to know that In the stnto nt
tucky. which tho average American is
mther in the hnbit of regarding as an nl
cohollo paradise, ninety out of nno hnn.
dred and nineteen counties are "no-11-censo."
Thnt Is to say. in none of the
ninety counties will n license to sell
liquor be granted. Moreover, the wbnlo
state of Tennessee, ns well. Is drv. save
for tho cities of Memphis. Nashville nnd
Chattnnoogn. hv the dry districts no nl-
eonoiic nevernge may be bought not
oven a glass of beer or claret with ilinnor
These astonlfhlng facts astonishing, that
Is.to renders In the North nre brought
out In an interesting nrticle In Harper's
Weekly by Edward Llssner. Mr. Llssner
goes on to point out that the stnte of
Texas, according to reliable information,
contnlns ninety counties that have abol
ished saloons; flint North Carollnn, Mis
sissippi, and other states of the South
tell the same story; and thnt one mav
travel up and down the rural parts of
Kentucky and Tennessee without il
one bar or cross-roads saloon such as
may be found In profusion throughout,
say New York, New Jersey, or Pennsyl
vania. As a consequence of these facts,
says Mr. Llssner. politicians in the South
nave como to tne realization that the
prohibition movement In their recion Is
one which must be tnken with the utmost
seriousnt'sst "The po lit co-tempernnco
crusade." he remarks, "with Its new life.
mm i-neiKi, cunsiiiuies ine most startling
development In Southern politics today."
When Do We Dream?
Dr. Frederick Peterson snvs In nn nr.
ticle In Harper's Maeazlne: "There has
been much discussion as to whether ono
dreams only on falling to sleep and during
me net or waking up or whether
dreams tako place at any time during
sleep. While not definitely determined as
yet, the evidence seems to be rather In
favor of the view that one may dream
at any time during the night, or tho
whole night through. Drenmlng Is com
mon to perfectly healthy persons, and in
Itself Is no evidence of disorder.
nlpbos mnv linvo xvtni-e hnl (.1
down and wnlt for another man's riches
to fly your way.
It is not reasonable to as.
sumo that any chronio mal
ady ven though attended
by no dangerous symptoms
can bo cured at once. And
any preparation said to do
this may well be distrusted.
But it is the experience of
intelligent people all over
the laud for over 30 years,
HOPE that a persevering uso of
according to directions, will soon relieve and
ultimately cure cases of Fever and Ague,
Diliousness, Rheumatism, Debility of the
Stomach, Bowels, Kidneys and Bladder, and
all disorders arising from an impur state
of tho Blood, when no other medicine or
treatment has been of any permanent bene
fit. Sufferers may properly bo reminded
that Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite Remedy
Is no speculative preparation, placed upon
tho market to fill the pockets of a proprietor
who is ignorant of tho first principles of
medicino, but a prescription used with uni
form success by Dr. Kenuedy long before
he over dreamed of making it public.
Write to Dr. David Kennedy's Sons, Itondoot. N,
V for a free sample bottle and medical booklet
Large bottles $1.00, at all druggists.
Try them for lunch
and you will have them
The most nutritious
staple made from wheat.
In moisture and
dust proof packages.
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
O TATE OF VERMONT, Westminster. SS.
KJ lly the Probate Court for said District.
t 2?,."WV.0ns interested in the estate of
LOUIS C. GORHAM. late ol Tutney, in said
district, deceased. Greeting.
You are hereby notified that this court will
?,",deur!?n the allowance of the account ol
Uert E. Cole, administrator upon said estate,
and decree distribution thereof to the persons
entitled, at the session thereof to be held at
the Probate Office in Bellows Falls on the
3d day of August, A. D., 1907, when and
where you may be heard in the premises, if you
28-30 ZINA H. ALLBEE, Judge.
TATE OF VEIIMONT. Mnrltiorn
J 111" the Probate Pnnrt for iri riletrW
To all persons interested In the estate of
IIK.SUV I.. SAHfJRVT Ifltf. nf Ilrottlnl,-,, l
said district. Greeting:
oi are i.ereby notified that this court will
decide upon the allowance ol the account of
ChcsterS. Sargent, Executor upon the estate
of lienry L. Surgent, late of Ilrattleboro, In
said District, deceased, nnd decree distribution
thereof to the persons entitled thereto, at the
session thereof to be held nt the Probate Offlce
in Ilrattleboro, In said District, on Tth day of
July A. D. HW. when nnd where you may be
heard In the premises. If you see cause.
11. E. EDDY, ltegistcr.
yTATE OF VERMONT, Marlboro, SS.
VJ T1Jf l'robate Court for said District.
nJSt .IfJ?."0"5. ,iy."es,ed in the estate of
BENJAMIN BAKER, late of Brattleboro,
Whereas, M. Jennie Baker, has presented
to this court an instrument purporting to be
the last will of said deceased, for probate:
ou are hereby notified that this Court will
decide upon the probate of said instrument
at the session thereof to be held at the Pro
bate Office in Brattlehnrn. in taM HietnVf
on the 27th day of July, A. D. 1907, when
-..u nmic you may appear ana contest the
same, if you see cause. 28-30
H. fc. fcDDY, Register.
STATE OF VERMONT, Marlboro, SS.
The Probate Court for said District.
: ... v. . ui.iiicuuiu, uc
Whereas, Ralph H. Reed, has presented to
this court an instrument purporting to be
the last will of said deceased, for probate:
.v hsisuj uuiincu mat mis i.ourt will
decide upon the probate of said Instrument
at the irttifln thrnl tr I. 11.1 -. . U . Tl
w u. .1111, rt, IIIC 1U
bate Office in Brattleboro, in said district, on
the 27th day of July, A. D. 1907, when and
where you may appear and contest the same,
if you sec cause. " 28-30
ir v mn- r . .
... ... ilju . , ivcKisicr,
OTATE OF VERMONT, Westminster, SS.
O By the Probate Court for said District.
1,3 micrcsica in tne estate ot
rnv r nDinr i-- t... , ' .j
district, deceased. Greeting.
om are hereby notified that this court will
"w.v,w u,... it auuwdncc oi inc account oi
Ilert I-. Cole, administrator upon said estate,
and decree distribution thereof to the per-
. , . a. uic session incrcoi io DC
held at the Probate Office In Bellows Falls,
a y 1 -ukusi, . u. jyu, wnen
and where you may be heard In the premises,
if you see cause.
i-J0 ZINA H. ALLBEE, Judge.
TATE OF VERMONT, Marlboro. SS.
J Bv the Probate Court frr niiln..
J..a" Persons interested in the estate 'of
FRANK W. McCLURE, late of Brattleboro,
in said district. Greeting.
You are hereby notified that this Court will
decide upon the allowance of the account of
Hattie R. McClure, Executrix upon the es
tate of Frank W. McClure, late of Brattle
boro, in said district, deceased, and decree
distribution thereof to the persons entitled
thereto, at the session thereof to be held at
the Probate Office in Brattleboro, in said
district, on the 27th day of July, A. D. 1907,
when and where you maye be heard in the
premises, il you see cause.
-" u. li. EUUY, Register.
STATE OF VERMONT, Westminster, SS.
The Trobate Court for said District.
. J??l .Pe"n interested in the estate of
LESTIN A A. SANnrcnsnw utm nf TWn..
hend. deceased, Greeting.
hereas Hortense J. Church has presented
to this Court an instrument purporting to be
the last will of said deceased, for probate:
ou are hereby notified that this court wilt
decide upon the probate of said instrument at
the session thereof to be held at the hotel in
Townshend, in said district, on the 7th day
of August, A. D. 1907, when and where you
may appear and contest the same, if you see
18-30 ZINA II. ALLBEE, Judge.
STATE OF VERMONT, Marlboro, SS.
The Prabate Court for Said District.
To all rtersons intprpKteH tn th nf
CALISTA J. STEBBINS, late of Newfane,
in said district, deceased, Greeting.
Whereas, 1", D. E. Stowe, administrator
upon the estate of Calista J. Stebbins, late
of Newfane in said district, deceased, has filed
his petition in this court, setting forth that
on the 20th day of January, 1898, said Calista
J. btebbms entered into an agreement in
writing whereby she, the said Calista was to
deed to one Christopher M. Robbins, a wood
lot in rutnev, Vermont, containing about 40
acres of land, together with other land, upon
the payment by the said Robbins of the sum
of $500 and interest; and further setting forth
that the said Christopher M. Robbins has fully
performed, his part of the said agreement:
and praying for license to convey said real
estate to said Robbins accordingly. Where
upon ii is oraerea tnat tne same De heard at
the session of said court to be held at the
Probate Office in Brattleboro, on the last
Saturday of July, A. D. 1907, when and
where you may be heard In the premises if you
see cause. 28-30
II. E. EDDY, Register.
J TATE OF VERMONT, Marlboro. SS.
P The Honorable Probate Court for the
'strict of Marlboro.
To all nersons interested In the ttnt nf
WALDO HOWARD, Greeting.
wncrcas, application in writing hath been
made to this Court by the guardian of Waldo
Howard for license to sell the real estate of
said ward, setting forth therein that: it would
be conducive to the interest of said ward to
sell all of his real estate for the purpose of
placing the proceeds of such sale at intereir.
or otherwise investing the same. WHERE-
urum, tne sam court appointed and as
signed the 27th day of July, 1907, at the
Probate Office in said district, to hear and
decide upon said application, and ordered that
public notice thereof to be given to all per-
sons interested therein, 6y publishing this
order three weeks successively in The Vermont
Phoenix, a newspaper published at Brattle
boro, in said district, which circulates in the
neighborhood of those persons interested
therein; alt which publications shall be pre
vious to the time appointed for the hearing.
Therefore, you are hereby notified to appear
, V at me tunc anu place store
said, then and there in said court, to object
to the granting of such license, if you see
Given under my hand at Brattleboro In
said district, this 9th day of July, 1907.
28-30 II. E. EDDY, Register.
O TATE OF VERMONT, Marlboro, SS.
O By the Probate Court for said District
SAJRA.1- !- STEARNS, late of Brattleboro, in
said district. Greeting.
ou are hereby notified that this court will
decide upon the allowance of the account of
George S. Eddy and C. A. Harris, Executors
upon the estate of .Sarah L. Steams, late of
Brattleboro, in said district, deceased, and
decree distribution thereof to the persons en
titled thereto, at the session thereof to be
held at the Probate Office in Brattleboro, in
said District, on the 27th day of July, A. D.
1907, when and where you may be heard in
the premises, if you see cause.
28-30 II. E. EDDY. Register.
CTATE OF VERMONT, Westminster, SS.
O The Probate Court for said District.
?n.On.L?cr40n?,;n,.r",ed in the "'ate ol
EPHRAIM R. AMIDON, late of Putney, in
said, district, deceased. Greeting.
Whereas, H. E. Amidon, administrator upon
the estate of tphraim R. Amidon, late of
Putney, in said district, deceased, has filed
his petition in this court setting forth that
the sale of the whole of the real estate of
said deceased will be beneficial to the heira
and all persons interested therein, and pray
ing for license to sell the same, and at the
same time filed in this court what purports
to be the consent in writing of all the heirs
residing in this state to such sale. Where
upon is is ordered that the same be heard at
the session of said court, to be held at the
Probate Office in Bellows Falls on the 3d
day of August, A. D. 1907, when and where
you may be heard in the premises, if you see
28-30 ZINA II. ALLBEE, Judge.
STATE OF VERMONT,
Windham County, SS.
Edith m. Packard 1
tt- v? ,, I Windham County Court
Wilbeut W.Salteii f
and I April Term, A. D., 100!
Eleanoua Saltek J
Whereas Edith M. Packard of Newfane in
said county has brought her action against
Wilbert W. Salter and Eleanora Salter of
Marlboro in said county, declaring upon the
common counts and assumpsit and on a
promisory note claiming damages of three
hundred and eighty-two ($382.00) dollars, and
interest, which action is now pending "in said
And it appearing that one of the defendants,
to wit, the said Wilbert W. Salter, has not
had personal service of said suit, it is ordered
that the same be continued until the next
term of county court to be held at Newfane
within "and for said county of Windham on
the second Tuesday of September, A. D. 1907,
and that the plaintiff notify the said Wilbert
W. Salter of the pendency of her said action,
and the term of court to which the same Is
continued by publishing the substance thereof
with this order for three weeks successively
in The Vermont Phoenix, a newspaper printed
at Brattleboro in said county, the last pub
lication to be at least twenty days previous to
said next September term of said court.
28-30. F. D. E. STOWE, Clerk.
Haskins & Schwenk, plaintiffs' attorneys.
Estate of ORINDA EAMES.
ihe undersigned having been appointed by
the Honorable Probate Court for the District
of Marlboro, Commissioners, to receive, ex
amine and adjust all claims and demands of
all persons against the estate of Orinda
Eames, late of Halifax, in said district, de
ceased, and all claims exhibited in offset
thereto, hereby give notice that we will meet
for the purpose aforesaid, at the dwelling
house of Norton E. Thurber in West Hali
fax, Vt., on the 3d day of August and 28th
day of December, next, from 10 o'clock a. m.,
until 2 o'clock p. m., each of said days, and
that six months from the 29th day of June,
A. D. 1907. is the time limited by said court
for said creditors to present their claims to
us for examination and allowance.
Dated at Halifax, this 8th day of July, A.
T. H. KIDDER,
W. W. STONE,
We guarantee greater value for the
price than is obtainable elsewhere.
Strongly warranted by
Brackett Shaw & Lunt Co.
52-M Washington St.. (North) Boston
and Somersworth, N. H.
W. L. SYLVESTER,
Also agent for Wood Saws,
Ensilage Cutters, Blower Cutters,
Manure Spreaders, Etc.
Address, West Brattleboro, Vt.
Examinations for Windham county will
be held as follows:
At Bellows Falls, August 2-3.
At South Londonderry, August 6-7.
At Townshend, August 8-9.
At Wilmington, August 22-23.
At Brattleboro. August 24-25.
At Bellows Falls, August 29-30.
These examinations will be held at the
usual places in each town. Attendance both
days is required,
"AH candidates for examination personally
unknown to the examiner shall furnish a tes
timonial of good character and satisfactory
evidence of ability to govern."
H. D. RYDER, County Examiner.
E. L .HILDRETH & CO.