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THE WINDHAM COUNTY REFORMER, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1902.
MATTERS IN VERMONT. THE HEWS OF THE STATE BRIEFLY TOLD Senator Proctor' Dinner for "Termonteri to Xeet a Vermonter" An Interesting- Law Cue Against Oiteopathiite E. T..Fairbanki to Co. Aoquire Dupont Fatenti State Indus trial News Trial of the First Buoket Shop Case in the State-Death cf Dr. 0. W. Peck of Winooski, Surgeon General of Vermont Vermonters Banquet at Washington. There are at present 129 bovs and .'10 girla at the industrial school at Ver geDnes. The state share of the Montpelier liquor agency profit is Jill against $15 last' yen r. The annual officers' school of the Vermont national guard was held in Burlington February 18, 19 and 20. Col. J. G. MeCullough of Denning ton has been chosen one of the direc tors of the Lackawanna bteel (Jo. , a corporation just organized with a cap ital of $10,000,000. More than 30 employes of Jones Bros. . Barre, were made ill recently by drink ing river water, weariy a dozen cases of tvphoid fever have developed from tnis cause, some ueiag criiium inursao. East Arlington residents have just been given a rural delivery man route, and prefer to keep their postoffice. They have sent J. R. Judson to Wash ington to protest against the change. There are now enrolled in the medi cal department of the University of Vermont, Burlington, 209 students, which is six more than the average for the lust 10 years and 29 more than were registered last year. A sienal system which will absolute ly prevent rear end collisions has been : . .. i i,.. t it I.1- ,.r T?f invented by I. H. Frnncisco of Rut land. The model has been exhibited to several prominent railroad men and here made a favorable impression. The Vermont society of the city of Washington will hold its midwinter gathering today. Senator Dillingham is president of the society and will pre side on the occasion. Representative Foster will deliver the annual address. Congressman D. 3. Foster, U. A. Woodbury and C. P. Smith of Burling ton appeared before the House com mittee on public buildings at Wash ington, Friday, and argued for the new $200,000 federal building wanted at Burlington. Ndtive Vermonters and graduates of the University of Vermont held their fourth annual reunion at the Shore ham hotel. Washington Saturday even ing. Many honored sons of the univer sity and other distinguished guests were present. The University of Vermont Alumni Association of New Yolk held its 10th annual dinner nt the University club Friday night. President M. II. Buck ham of the university- was one of 1be guests. Officers were elected for the coming year. Hon. Edward A. Isham, a native of Manchester, died at New York Satur day night. He was prominent jn legal circles all over the country, and a member of the firm of which Robert Lincoln, son of President Lincoln, is senior member. The jury in the case of Frank Coch ran, charged with having run a bucket shop in St. Johnsbury rendered a ver f""jt of not guilty, Saturday. The case ' has attracted widespread attention, having been the first one of the sort to come before a jury in this state. Simi lar cases are now pending in Chitten den and Franklin counties. The body of Mrs. Edna Bimister of Randolph, who died August 27, under suspicious circumstances at tlu home of her brother, Mr. Brigham, in Lou ell, Mass., where she was cared for by the notorious Jane Toppan, suspeeti-d of numerous murders, was lately iiiiei ly exhumed at the east village and the viscera taken to Boston tor a cnemical analysis by a specialist. Senator Tillman of South Carolina, who lectured at Randolph last week, had this to say of Vermont's senators: "Proctor is affable and can drive a good bargain. 1 have formed a very high opinion of your new man, Dil lingham. He reminds me of Morrill honest, truthful, kindly and genial, clean hearted and clean handed. I never met a man more lovable. I have seen much of him in committee work and in the wardrobe. I have got but one eye bnt I size him up to be a gen tleman." Edward T. Fairbanks & Co. of St. Johnsbury have purchased the Dupont power hammer, the Howard saw and the Howard power hammer with pat ents and all rights pertaining thereto and the machinery and equipment em ployed in the present manufacture bf the IJupont Manufacturing uompnny and Leonard D. Howard, and will push the manufacture and sale of these hammers and saws in connection with the scale business.' The machinery will be manufactured in the Fairbanks scale factory. Dr. O. W. Peck of Winooski died Sunday. He was born in Montgomery in 1854 and Graduated from the med cal department of the University of Vermont in 1880. He was assistant surgeon in the Vermont National guard from 1880 to 1883 and from 1883 to 1884, was surgeon in that organization. He was state senator from Chittenden county in 1886-1898. In June, 1898. he was appointed sur geon general of the state of Vermont by Gov. Grout and in October of the same year he was reappointed by Gov. Smith. Bennington's liabilities are now $154 1G3, a reduction of $1800 in the past year. The town's liquor agency sold last year $0110 worth of liquor, A genuine smallpox scare exists in Colchester and alt hough only two cases have been reported it is expected that more will develop, xne village scnooi has been closed and no services are held at the churches. Engineers are surveying the route for an electric line from Troy, N. Y., to North Adams, Mass. The line will touch the Bennington & Hoosick Val ley trolley road at North Hoosick, thus giving, when it is built, Bennington trolley connections to Troy. Burlington voted Monday to exempt from taxation for 10 years the Mead Manufacturing company of Uerlin, N. H. , which will go to Burlington and manufacture overalls, shirts, wrappers, etc. The company will employ at the outset 20 hands promising to increase later to 100 to 150. A city newspaper says that Barre "is instituting a novel scheme in hir ing a district nurse, who is paid a sal ary by the city federation, and whose duty it is to go from house to house looking after the sick, and not only making them more comfortable, but showing the homemaker how to do so. " Senator Proctor gave a dinner at Washington Friday night the guest of honor being Secretary of Treasury Les lie M. Shaw. Vermonters only were in vited to meet him. They included Sen ator Dillingham, Representatives Fos ter and llaskins, Representatives Bab- cock of Wisconsin, Foss of Illinois and Corliss of Michigan, Gov. Stickney, ex-Gov. Woodburv. Admiral Kenna of j Gun. Estevof Brattleboro, C. P. Smith of Burlington, Assistant Secretary Darling of the navy, Judge Prouty of the interstate commerce commission, Col. M. M. Parker of Washington and Charles H. Robb of the treasury de partment. The dinner was informal and there were no speeches. But one toast was drunk, that of "Vermont, the State We Love. " Prnhnhlv the most intercstinsr caso to be tried at the March term of Chit tenden county court, which convenes in Burlington on Marcli o, is mai oi John S. Wilkins, administrator, Bur lington, vs. W. W. Brock and L. K. Roselle, to recover $10,000 for the death of his wife brought about by the alleged malpractice of an osteopa thist, Mr. Brock of Montpelier being the principal defendant. The plaintiff alleges that his wife was ill October 1, 18!W, and the defendants were employed at Montpelier to cure her. Instead of doing so, Mr. Wilkins claimed they "pulled, hauled, wrenched, beat, bruised nnd ill treated her," and "pulled from their natural placo mus cles, bones, ligaments and nerves" to such an extent that the 'woman could not stand on her feet, and later died. A New York granite farm has pur chased ten acres of land in East Bethel with a tiact from an adjoining farm, and in the spring will open a quarry for getting out of 13,000 carloads ol granite for the Chicago postoftice. H. E. Chamberlain of North Troy is pre paring to manufacture mandolin and guitar tops in that place. Bainetisto have a canning factory. The company will contract with the farmers for the raising of 200 acres of sweet corn. A corn factory aDd a garment factory also want to locate in Montpelier and the board of trade is considering the pro posals. Bennington's manufacturing industries are in a most satisfactory condition, and many are running over time to (ill orders. S. L. Griffith, Danby's lumber king, is to furnish 1. 000,000 feet of spruce lumber to a New York manufacturer of' piano supplies, the present year. ! The city of Rutland will give (t-J.'i.iHKi to the Rutland railroad company ami i in return will net a new gl."!i,(KKi ie nl ami the general offices and theMtna chine shops of the entire system will: he located there. New machine shops: costing upwards of 200.000 will be i I built at once, the car shops now locat ed at Malone will be brought there, and all locomotive repairing and car rebuilding of the whole Rutland sys tem will be done there. From 150 to 200 additional men will be employed at that point by the growing railroad sys tem. This is the result of a bargain made between Dr. Webb, chairman of the road's board of directors, and a committee of citizens. The $25,000 offer was made as an offset to an offer by Burlington of $50,000 for the same things. It is believed that Dr. Webb's favor to Rutland is due to the fact that this cud of the state has favored his candidacy for the governorship, while Burlington has shown a preference for his opponent, Gen. J. G. MeCullough. COPYRIGHT. 1896, BT J 6 IWINC0TT COMPANY GET DOWN TO FACTS. Head What Brattleboro Citiiens Say. Get down to the facts of the matter. Don t take a stranger s word. It is easier to prove the truthfulness of statements made by citizens of Brattle boro than endorsement coining from some fur-away place. Read the follow ing: Mrs. Dwight Mather of Bonnyvale road, West Brattleboro, living about one quarter of a mile from the village, eays: "Marked symptoms of kidney trouble caused me much suffering for years, chief among them being a kid ney weakness which very distressingat all time. If I worked bard or stood long it brought on a feeling of pres sure over the bins and sometimes I could hardly stoop or sit down. Now I can't say that Doan't Kidney Pills cured me, but I was greatly helped and anv medical preparation that helps an old chronic cases like mined is worthy of recommendation. " For sale by all druegists. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y., sole agents for the United States. Remember the name Doan'e aDd take no substitute. Soli bvGea E. Greenes 03 Main St, Brattleboro, Vt Convince yourself that Ely's Cream Balm deserves all that has been Mild of it us a means of quick relief anil Haul cure in ob stinate cases of nasal caturrb ami hay fever. A trial size costs but ten rents. full Ue. 50 cents. 8old by ilrungi-ts or mailed by Ely Bros., 60 Warren Street. New York. Messrs Kly Bros. : Please send me one hoitle of Cream Balm, family size. I think it i Ihe Iwst meiiiuine for eatarrh in the world. Mt. Olive. Ark. .1. M. SCHOLTZ. Mesrs. Kly finos. : I have been afflicted with catarrh for twenty years. It ma.le me 90 weak I thought I hud consumption, I ttt one bottle of Klv's t'rean Balm anil in three la8 the tlixrburice stopped. It is the best medicine I have used for catarrh. Proberta, Cal. Kiiaxk K. Kl.NLKSl'iRK. NEWSY COMMENT. Last year's enormous fire losses in the United States have raised insur ance rates and higher figuies yet are predicted. An unknown friend has given $25,000 to Booker T. Washington's TusKegee institute in Alabama for a girls' dor mitory building. Lyman J. Gage, who has just relin quished the secretaryship of the treas ury, served longer at the head of that department than any of the secretar ies, except Alexander Hamilton and Albert Gallatin. He served for nearly five vears, while Gallatin's record was nearly 12, and Hamilton's about five years and five months. The university of California has re cently received an alabaster jar, which once belonged to Unas, a long dead king who flourished in Egypt in the days before history was written and many centuries before Pharaoh was drowned in the Red Sea. It was dug up at Girga. in Egypt, by the men whom Mrs. Phebe A. Hearst has there uneaitbing ancient relics for the mu seum of the university. Dr. W. H. Milburn, the blind chap lain of the Senate, thinks be may fair ly lay claim to the title of "Grand father of the House." He entered the service pf that body 10 years before John Sherman of Ohio, and Justin S. Morrill of Vermont, who were termed "Fathers of the House. " Mr. Milburn was first elected chaplain of Congress in 1845, bailing from the congressional district represented by Lincoln. CHAPTER. H. THE HOLDING DP OF OVET' TO HO. 8. On the third day a dispatch oame from Frederio Cnllen telling bis father he would join us at Lamy on No. 8 that evening. I at onoe ordered 97 and 818 on to the connecting train, and in an hour we were back on the main Una While waiting for the overland to ar rive, Mr. Cnllen asked me to do tome thing which, as it later proved to have considerable bearing on the events of that night, is worth mentioning, trivial as it seems. When I had first joined the party, I had given orders for 97 to be kicked in between the main string and their special, so as not to deprive the occupants of 218 of the view from their observation saloon and balcony platform. Mr. Cnllen came to me now ana asKea me to reverse tne arrange ment and make my car the tail end. I Was giving orders for the splitting and kicking in when No. 8 arrived, and thus did not see the greeting of Frederio Cnllen and his family. When I joined them, his father told me that the high altitude had knocked his son up, so that he had had to be helped from the or dinary sleeper to the special and had gone to bed immediately. Ont west wt) have to know something of medicine, and my car had its chest of drags. So I took some tablets and went into his stateroom, Frederio was like his brother in ap pearance, though not in manner, having a quick, alert way. He was breathing with such difficulty that I was almost tempted to give him nitroglycerin, in-1 stead of strychnine, bnt he said he j would be all right as soon as he became ; accustomed to the rarefied air, quite I poohpoohing my suggestion that he take No. 2 back to Trinidad. And wbila , I was still urging the train started, j Leaving him the vials of digitalis and ! strychnine, therefore, I went back and dined solus on my own car, indulging at the end in a cigar the smoke of ) which would keep turning into pictures of Miss Cullen. I have thought about those pictures since then ani ' have con- j eluded that when cigar sm ke behaves 1 like that a man might as v all read his destiny in it, for it con mean only one ! thing. ; After enjoying the combination I ! went to No. 218 to have a look at the son and found that the heart tonics had benefited him considerably. f On leaving him I went to the dining room, where the rest of the parry were still at din ner, to ask that the invalid have a strong oup of coffee, and after deliver ing my request Mr. Cullen asked me to join them in a cigar. This I did gladly, for a cigar and Miss Cullen 's society were even pleasanter than a cigar and Miss Cullcn's pictures, because the pic- ' tares never quite did her justice, and, besides, didn't talk. j Our smoke fiuisVd, wo went back to the saloon, whero ti.? gentlemen sat down to poker, which Lord Italics had Just learned and liked. They did not ask me to take a hand, for which I was grateful, as the salary of u, railroad su perintendent would hardly stand the: game they probably played. And I had ! my compensation when Miss Cullen also was not asked to join them. She said sho was going to watch the moon light on the mountains fnfn the plat form and opened the door to go ont, finding for the first time that No. 97 was the "ender." In her disappoint ment sho protested against this tuid wanted to know the why and wherefore. "We shall have far less motion, Madge," Mr. Cullen explained. "And then we shan't have the rear end man in our car at night. " "But I don't mind the motion," urged Miss Cullou, "und the flagman is there only after we are all in our rooms. Please leave us the view. ' ' "I prefer the present arrangement, Madge," said Mr. Cullen in a very positivo voice. I was so sorry for Miss Cullen's dis appointment that, on impulse, 1 said, "The platform of 97 is entirely at your service, Miss Cnllen. " The moment it was out I realized that I ought not to have said it and that I deserved a rc- duko tor supposing sue would use my car. Misj Cullen took it better than hoped for and was declining tho offer as kindly as. my intention had been in making it when, much to my astonish ment, her father said: "By all means, Madgo. That relieves us of the discomfort of being the last car, and yet lets you have the scenery and moonlight. Miss Cullen looked at her father for a moment, us if not believing what she had heard. Lord Ralles scowled and opened his mouth to say something, but checked himself and only flung his dis card down as if he hated the cards. "Thank you, papa, " said Miss Cul len. Hut l tniuK l will watch you "Now, Madge, don't be foolish," said Mr. Cullen irritably. "You might just as well have the pleasure, and you'll only disturb the game if you stay here. Miss Collen leaned over and whisper ed something, and her father answered her. Lord Ralles must have heard, for he muttered something which made Miss Cullen color up, but much good it did him, for sho turned to mo and said, "Since my father doesn't disapprove, 1 will gladly accept your hospitality, Mr. Gordon." And, after a glance at Lord Ralles that had a challenging "I'll do as I please" in it, she went to get her hat and coat. The whole incident had not taken ten seconds, yet it puzzled me beyond meas ure, even while my heart brat with an unreasonable hope, for my bettor sense told me that it simply meant that Lord Ralles disapproved, and Miss Cullen, like any girl of spirit, was giving him notice that be was not yet privileged to control her actions. Whatever the scene piean t his lordship, did not like iVfor j he swore at his luck the moment Misa Cullen had left the room. When Miss Cullen returned, we went back to the rear platform of 97. I lot down the traps, closed the gates, got a camp-stool for her to sit on, with a cush ion to lean bock on and a footstool, and fixed her as comfortably as I could, even petting a traveling rug to cover her lap, ior the plateau air was chilly. Then I csitated a moment, for I had the feel ing that sho had not thoroughly approv ed of the thing and therefore she might Sot like to have mo stay. Yet sho was So charming in the moonlight, and the littlo balcony the platform made was Inch a tempting spo. 'o linger on, while the was there, that it ,"'. sn't easy to go. Finally I asked: "You arc quite oomfortuble. Hiss Cullen?" "Sinfully so, " she laughed. "Then perhaps you would like to be loft to enjoy the moonlight and your meditations by yourself?" I questioned, t knei-1 onght to have -aid more, but I limply couldn't when sho looked so en ticing. "Do you want to go?" she asked. "No," I ejaculated, so forcibly that she gave a littlo startled jump in her chair. "That is I mean, " I stuttered, embarrassed by my own vehemence, "I rather thought you might not want me to stay." "What made you think that?" she de manded. I am not a good hand at inventing explanations. After a moment's seeking for some reason I plumped out, "Be speaking ubout when she shivered But as I talked it slowly dawned on me that we hud bdeu standing still some time, and presently I stopped speaking and glanced off, expecting to recognize something, only to see alkali plain on both sides. A little surprised, I looked down, to find no siding. Rising hastily, I looked out forward. I could sco mov ing figures on each sido of the train, but that meant nothing, us the train's crew and, for that matter, passenger are very apt to alight at every stop. What did mean something was that there was no water tank, no station, or any other visible cause for a stop. "la anything the matter?" asked Miss Cullen. "I think something's wrong with the, wsura ur mo luuuueu, jxiisa lyuiien, i j laid, "na u you'll excuse me I'll go forward and see. " I had barely spoken when "Bang, bang!" went two shots. That they were , potn urea from an ISnglish "express by ears told me, fcr no other people in 1 this world make a mountain howitzer and call it a rifle. Hardly were the two shots fired when ''Crack, crack, crack, crack I" went tome Winchesters. "Oh, what is itt" cried Miss Cullen. "I think your wish has been grant id," I said. "We are being held up, and Lord Ralles is showing us how to" My speech was interrnpted. "Bang, bang!" challenged another "express," the shots so close together as to be al most simultaneous. "Crack, crack, crack!" retorted the Winchesters, and from the fact that silence followed I drew a clear inference. I said to my self, "That is un end of poor John Bull. " Prepare Yourself for Spring Take Dr. Greene's Nervura, the Best Spring fledicine in the World. 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Dr. Greene, 84 Temple Place, Boston, Mass., can also be con sulted free in regard to any case, per- "Dun't iiu find it very lonclyV cause I feared you might not think it proper to u.3 my car, and I suppose it's my presence that made you think it " She took my stupid fumble very nice ly, laughing UA-iu'.f while saying, "If you like mouutaius ami moonlight, Mr. Gordon, and don't mind Iho lack of a ch.-nieron, get a stool for yourself too." What was me re, she offered mc half of the lap rolie when 1 was seated beside her. I think she was pleased by my offe to go away, for sho talked very pleas antly and far inoro intimately than she had ever done before, tolling me facts about her family, her Chicago life, her travels and even her thoughts. B'roin this I learned that her elder brother was an Oxford graduate, and that Lord Ralles and his brother were classmates, who were visiting him for the first time since he huU graduated. Sho raked me some questions about my work, which led mo to tell her pretty much every thing about lnysolf that I thought could bo of the least interest, and it was a pleasant surprise to mc to find that ne knew ono of tho old team and had evt heard of mo from him. "vhy, " sho exclaimed, "how absurd of me not to havo thought of it before! But, you see, Mr. Colston always speaks of you by your first nanie. You ought to hear how ho praises you. " "Trust Harry to praise any one," 1 said. "There were some, pretty low fel lows on tho old team men who could not keep their word or their tempers and would slug every chance they got but Harry used to insist there wasn't a bad egg among the lot. " "Don t you find it very lonely to live ont here, away from all your old friends?" she asked. I had to acknowledge that it was, and told her the worst part was the absence of pleasant women. "Till you arrived, Miss Cullen, " I said, "I hadn't seen a well gowned woman in four years." I've always noticed that a woman would rather have a man notice and praise her frock than her beauty, and Miss Cullen was apparently no exception, for I could see the remark pleased her. "Don't western women ever get east ern gowns?" she asked. "Any quantity, " I said. "But you know, Miss Cullen, that it isn't the gown, but the way it's worn, that gives the artistic touch. " For a fellow who had devoted the last seven years of his life to grades and fuel and rebates and pay rolls I don't think that was bad. At least it made Miss Cullen's mouth dimple at the corners. The whole evening was so eminently satisfactory that I almost believe I should be talking yet if interruption had not come. The first premonition of it was Miss Cullen's giving a little shiver, which made me ask if she was cold Not at all," sho said. "I only what place are we stopping at: ' I started to rise, but she chocked the movement and said: "Don t trouble yourself. I thought you would know without moving. I really don t care to know." I took out my watch and was startled to find it w? 20 minutes past 12. I wasn't so green as to toll Miss Cullen po, and merely said, "By the time, this must be Sanders." Do we stop long?" she asked. Only to take water," I told her, and then went on with what I had been CHAPTER III A MOUT'g WOltK ON THE ALKALI PLAINS. ; I hurried Miss Cullen into the car, ' and, after bolting the rear door, took down my Winchester from its rack. ; "I'm going forward," I told her, i "and will tell my boys to bolt tho front i door; so you'll be aa safo in here as in Chicago." j la another minute I was on my front j platform. Dropping down between the I two curs, I crept along beside indeed j half under Mr. Cullen's special After j my previous conclusion, my surprise i can bo judged when at tho farther end I found tho two Britishers and Albert Cullen standing there, in the most ex posed position possible. I joined them, muttering to myself something about Providence and fools. "Aw, " drawled Cullen, "here's Mr. Gordon, just too late for the sport, by Jove." "Well," said Lord Ralles, "we've had a hand in this deal, Mr. Superin tendent, and haven't been potted. The scoundrels broke for cover the moment we opened fire." By this time there were 20 passen gers about our group, all of them ask ing questions nt once, making it diffi cult to lcaru just what had happened, but so far as I could piece the answers together tho iioker players' curiosity had boon aroused by tho long stop, and, looking out, they hud seen a single man, with a rifle, standing by tho engine. Instantly arming themselves, Lord Ralles let fly both barrels at him, and in turn was tho target for the first four shots I had beard. Tho shooting had brought tho nt of the robbers tumbling off the cars. i:ud tho captain and Cullen had tired the rest of tho shots at them tw they scattered. I didn't stop to hear more, but wont forward to see what the road agents bad got away with. I found the express agent tied hand and foot in the corner of his car, and, telling a brakeman who bad followed mo to sot him at liberty, I turned my . attention to the safe. That tho diversion had not come a moment too soon was j shown by tho dynamite cartridge already ' in place and by the fuse that lay on the ; floor, as if dropped suddenly. But the , safo was intact. 1 Passing iuto tho mail car, I found the clerk tied to a post, with a mail sack pulled over bis bend, and the utmost : confusion among tho pouches and sort- 1 ing compartments, while scattered over j tho floor were a great many letters. Set- j ting him at liberty, I asked him if he ivmm tell whether mail liad liorn taken- : hundretls of anxious women. 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Jnst after we had left Sanders two masked men had entered the mail car and while ono cov ered the clerk with a revolver tho other had tied and "sacked" him. Two more had gone forward and done the same to the express agent Another bad climbed over tho tender nnd ordered the runner to hold up.. All this was the regular pro gramme, as I had explained to Miss Culleu, bnt here had been a variation which I had never beard of being done and of which I couldn't fathom the ob ject. When the train had been stopped, the man on tho tender had ordered the fireman to dump his fire, and now it wits lying in the roadbed and threatening to burn through tho tics, so my first order was to extinguish it and my second was to start a new fire and get tip Bteam as quickly as possible. From all I could learn there were eight men concerned in tho nttempt, and I confess I shook my head in puzzlement why that num ber should have allowed themselves to be scared off so easily. 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A trill will convince j-uu of their intrinne alu tactofupfrfMion. Send ten centt for aampt and hook. Al!lratMJOTbjniail!J0box. MNB MEOICINE CO.. Box 1930, BOSTON, MASS. (TO BE CONTINUED. ) t break. V" N V Rain and sweat have no ctTect harness treated with Eureka H ness Oil. It re sists the keeps the crsoit able. do not No rouch ut face to chafe and cut. Tfie barmsa rot only keep j pew, tut vears twice as lone ky the of r.urrka Harness Oil, Sold everywhere in cans all sires. Made by Standard Oil Company ti-Jli The Everett-JJcore Syndicate. Boston News Bureau, Jan. 4, 1902. Rnaton -It Is fa1d that the Everett-Miore ovn- dfcate liad placed U-twevn and $4JO- 000 of notes in ton, with the clock and bond of the various companies in which the company is interested as collateral. The entrance of the syndicate into the tele phone Held was largely responsible for Its pre- f ent financial difficulties. Its traction interest t are extensive and are, as a whole, well paying properties, especially muse i oca wo. in. neve lann, Toledo and iH'troit. The Kverett-Moore svndicate controlled com panies having a capitalization of over jffjO.OOO, 000. It controlled through the Federal Tele phone Company twenty or more telephone com panion, principally in Ohio, some of which were fill pauiK UUI III t'ltu i ( alir-i . tlir iit-ii Company it was necessary for the independent companies to largely extend plants and the at tempt to do this resulted disastrously, a case somewhat similar to the Krie Telephone situa tion. ThBankers syndicate will undoubtedly ar range to ex tend the notes in the hope that the traction companies will be able to pull the tele phone proTties through, but it looks now at though the only hope for the future of the syn dicate ts a divorce from the telephone compan ies. This could proltahly le done at a sacritice sale to the highest bidder, probably the Central I'rrton Telephone Com nan v. This would elim inate the principal competition of the Central In ion from the held and the result of the op eration of this company would act as a danger signal to other companies entering the same rVid. STATE OK VEKMONT. (In ITobate Court for Mahli'oho Iistku t. ss. ( Said IHstrict. To all persons interested in the estate of WAL TER rUNFOKD CHAPIN, a minor of Sinna burg;, Connecticut, having estate in this State GKEKT1NG: Whereas, Arthur C. Spencer, guardian of WALTER SANEORI C1IAPIX, a minor as aforesaid, has tiled his petition-in this Court setting forth that his said ward is the owner of certain real estate situated in Vernon, Vermont : that it will be conducive to the interest of bis said ward to sell the whole of said real estate for the purpose of putting the proceeds thereof at interest and otherwise investing the same, and praying for license to sell the same accord ingly. Whereupon it is ordered that the- same be heard at a special session of said Court to be held at the Irohate Oth'ee in Itratr!eloro on the first day of March, liKKi, when and where you may le heard in the premises if vou see cause. "-' A. V. SCHJVESk, liegister. commissioners Notice. Estate of Jom AU Ik WHITNEY. The undersigned having been appointed by the Hon. Probate Court for the District of Marl boro COMMISSIONERS to receive.exantine and adjust all claims and demands of all persons against the estate of Josiah 1). Whijney. late of Krattlehoro, in said district, deceased, and all claims exhibited in offset thereto, hereby give. notice that we will meet for the purpose afore said, at the Vermont National Bank, on the 27th day of February and 2.) day of July next, from 2 o'clock until 4 o'clock 1. M.. each of said days, and that six months from the loth day of February, A. P. liHr. is the time limited by said Court for said creditors to present their claims to us for examination and allowance. Dated at Brattleboro, this 11th day of Febru ary A. 1. BRACK ETT i COMMISSIOKEBS. W. H C. A. HARRIS S. W. EDCETT CO. M Estate ni Hoieiits Farms, Village Property Anything boupht and sold. Mannpement of Estate a specialty. 61 Main Street Brattleboro, Vt. UTATE OF VERMONT, Bv theProhateCourt Marllwiro ss. 'for said District. To an persona interested in the estate or C. ,1. LAWTON. late of Brattletoro. in said district. Okkktiso : 1 ou are hereby notified that this Court will decide upon the allowance of the acconut of E. C. ROBERTSON. Administrator upon th Es tate of C. J. LAWTON. late of Brattleboro. in said District, deceased, and decree distribution thereof to thejersons entitled thereto, at the session thereof to be held at the lrolate Office in Brattleltoro. in said district, on the And day of February, A. D. lilt!, when and where you mav 1h heard in the premises, if vou see cause. r3t A. F. SCHWENK, Register. UTA1 E OF VERMONT, i Bv the ITobatcCourt 3 Marlltoro ss. ( for said District. To all persons interested In the estate of MICHAEL LlLUS.luN; of Vernon, in said d ist rict , f fti no : Vou are hereby notified that this court will de cide upon the allowance of the account of .JOHN E. OA I.E. Administrator upon the estate of MICHAEL I.U.I.lS, late of Vernon, in said district, deceased, and decree distribution thereof to the persons entitled thereto, at the session thereof to he held at the lrobate Office in Brattlebom.tn said district, on the 22nd day of February. A. D. I!o2. when and where yo mav be heard in the premises if vou se F SCHWFNK. ft V. distinguished Testimonial! DWl'nniTMWTof John A. MrCsir S IC s be sprncT forr of that emt company ft fd him with M MILLIONS in new ap- ,r I at v secured in the first 3ft working da DPI" 'ni nt eeiebrared the NEW YOR reat rains daring the last ten yearn. I HI , Resident Cashier, Wil I.'; it t l a visuucvuni, v . ' I 1