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LX, NEW SERIES VOL. XXXII.
THE NEWS IN VERMONT.
MATT EKS OF INTEREST IN OUR OWN
Master services mid the communion nt
Trinity (Episcopal) mission, Milton Fulls,
Sunday, April 17 at 10::su a. in.
Died, April 2, nt tlie residence of lier
on, C M. Cooley, Esq., Hlnesburgh, Vt...
Mrs. Nellie (Taggart) Cooley, relict of
the lute Cnsslus Couley, aged &15 years.
Knlpb, the only child of Mr. and Mrs.
A. VV. Duvts of Waterburv, died Wednes
day morning with scarlet fever. The
funeral was held Thursday, Uuv. G. K
Smith tlllcinting U. 11 Stnckpoleof
East Montpelier was in town this week.
Miss Bertha White of Essex has been
visiting at the home of her uncle, E. L.
White of North Dnxbury.
The outlook for maple orchard products
Is discouiagiiig The Ladles Aid so
ciety of the Uaptlst church gave n sugar
festival the other evening in Lyceum Hall,
which netted a handsome sum. Mr. .1. 11.
Allen and Miss Mary Allen from Hines
burgh, aided very effectively In the
musical exercises, and little Miss Mabel
Allen cava several recitations Union
fast day services were held in the Baptist
church, Key. M. A. Wicker of the Metho
dist church preaching the senium
Easter Sunday was specially observed by
the various religious societies m town.
Mr. Frederick Lavigne will at once
commence building Homer Thompson's
new hardware store Miss Mary Fitz
gerald is going to Essex Junction to work.
....Dr. VV. S. Nay has received a valuable
gold watch, a testimonial from McDon
ough Lodge, No. 20, F. and A. M. It was
presented him upon his retirement from
tueoilice ol W. M High water is
causing the Burlington and Lamoille rail
road considerable trouble just now. Ser
ious washouts along the line are reported.
D. G. French of New York beamed
upon our townspeople Saturday Guy
Uenedict is making progress in learning
the art of telegraphy at the station.
The village was lighted by electricity
for the first time Sunday evening and the
people were well pleased with the result.
Bernard Graham was elected road
commissioner by the village fathers at
their last meeting The Easter conceit
given by the scholars of the Methodist
Sunday-school was well rendered. The
exercises consisted of reading and singing
by the different members of the school.
The church was very tastily decoreted
with plants and flowers Geu. W. L.
Greenleaf has sold his residence which is
Bituated on the corner of Main and Union
streets to Andrew McBrlde The Wi-
nouski river is ery high and if it con-,
tinues to rise the mill will have to shut.
down The whole number of dogs
licensed by the town clerk this year is 103
against 1T5 last year. ,
The Buptlst people had a sugar festival
Thursday night. The entertainment con-1
sisted ot singing and recitations. The
proceeds netted about 12 F. A. Sweet
has bought of II. S. Head the house near
William Willey's, and Is moving into the
same. He paid $550 Misses Blanche
Bingham and Bertha Ferrin are spending
their vacation nt B. F. Bingham'.", Miss
Blanche's grandfather, in Fletcher
Next Sunday will be Hew Mr. English's
last Sunday before taking his trip to Eu
rope, and as it will be Easter there will be
services appropropriate to the occasion.
The remains of Altred Flanders, who
has lived In St. Johns. P. Q , were buried
in our cemetery last Wednesday. He had
been one of the engineers of the Vermont
nnd Canada railroad since It was built.
He was about 52 years old. His wife was
formerly from Essex.
Rev. W. F. English and wife started
Monday noon for Hartford, Conn., but the
Bolton washout caused them to return.
As soon as the road is open they will go
on. Mrs. English is to remain with her
people in Hartford while he takes atrip
ubroad. Hev. Mr Teiiney of Waterbury
will preacli for Mr. English m his ab
sceuee ...A child was born ut Essex Junc
tion recently who Is possessed with an un
usual number of patents. Mother, two
grandmothers and two gieat-grandtnoth
era, lather, two grandfathers and one
great-grandfather, in all nine parents and
all living ....Job Bates is preparing the
foundation for his new house. It will be
larger and a better one than the one re
cently burned Thomas Teachout, a
junior in the U. V. M., was not aide to
return to college Monday with the other
boys. He is quite seriously sick.
One day 'recently, as A. C. Flagg was
taking a load of milk to Gleasou's cream
ery, the sleds slewed, spilling two large
cans of milk, throwing .Mr. Flagg to the
ground and breaking his wrist Two
or three young men on a lark came to the
agent for liquor Friday late at night, left
the team without hitching. The horse be
come frightened and run under mi apple
tree, bmiklug the wagon hadly and in
juring the horse. The horse belonged to
E. L. Freeman's livery Fast D ty ser
vices were well attended at the Congrega
tional church, Kev. Austin H.izeu olllcl
ating. Appropriate Easter services were
held at the Congregational church, at
the Church of the Hestoration and
at the Catholic church A large
per cent of the farmers that make sugxr
did not tap tln-ir sugar orchards this
spring, lhe average date for commenc
ing Is from the 15th to the 25th ot March.
There was little sugar made this year....
The river at Jonesvllle is cl llIlllllHfl 1111 Ll'ltll
the ice. Water is set back so that several I
minifies nave to resort to rafts to get away
from their houses.
Mice have made terrible work In some
orchards this winter. In places where
they could make io.idwa.vs from stone
walls or stone piles quite large trees have
been girdled. They have even eaten the
bark of pear trees, an unusual thing
Parties are buying force pumps to bo used
in spraying apple trees to destroy Insect
pests. It is claimed that Insect poison
can boused in this way to the destruction
of the coddling moth and the little green
lice that did such work last. year. Some
thing iniist be done to check their ravages
or the apple crop is doomtd A young
People's Society of Christian Endeavor
has been recently organized and is olll
cered as follows : Nominating committee,
Lyman .McNeil, Alice Williams. Albert
Williams; president, J. Kirk Palmer;
vice-president, Anna Bviiigion; secretary
and treasurer, diaries 1). Cook ; lookout
committee, Burton Bylngton, Fannie
Feirls. Charles H. 1) n-r, Belle Stone, Ar
thurPage; social committee, Katln Smith
W.N. Newell, Mmy Dorr, J. II. Jones,
Anna Byingtou ; mayer meeting commit
tee, F. B. Smith. Hutu Keese, John
Spear, Flora Williams, James Poole ;
committee on by-laws, Sarah Lewis, Bur
ton Byingtou, Lvinnn McNeil ; missionary
committee, (J. M Byingtou. Etta Dorr,
Bert Lewis, Clarissa Doty, Frank Spear;
SHlibath school committee, J. A. Lewi-.
Stella Prlndle. Charles Root, Ethel Bying
tou, Maggie Pease; corresponding secre
tary, Hev A. W. Wild... .1. W. Swain of
Swain ic Williams, has sold his interest
in their stock of goods to George A. Foote
and will act as travelling salesman for a
brother In Massachusetts who manufac
tures cbildreus' hoes. His ro'ite will be
In the West with headquaiters at Chi
cago The outlook for early sowing of
grain is not very encouraging witli snow
drifts 10 feet deep In places and returns
from buck districts not all In yet
According to the old saying of the direc
tion of the wind Good Friday, we may
look for south wind for the next 40 days.
Will some one tell what propagates
the parasite that Is found on the bark of
apple trees, resembling somewhat the
slug found on the English Ivy or a house
plant ? The trees have to be scraped to
get them off.
Major N. P. Bowman, the new post
master of St. Johnsbury, on takingcharge
of the office issued the following excel
lent circular to tliecitlzens : "In assum
ing the duties of thisollice I do so with
the sincere de-Ire on my part to discharge
them in a manner that will be acceptable
to yon and in accordance with the rules
and regulations of theilep irttnent. Being
unacquainted with the business, I may
make some mistakes, and ask your for
bearance ; but when you discover any
error, or anything which appear- to von
Improper, do not complain to others lint
I will th. ink you to report dlrettlv to me.
You will always find me approachable and
really at all times to explain and conect
anything amiss. The same regulations of
the office will continue for the present,
and be assured that my efforts, seconded
by the same efficient assistants, will be
directed to making tills a model nffce,
where all shall be treated in a courteous
and accommodating manner. Hoping in
the future, as in the past, the relations of
postmaster and people may be pleasant
and harmonious, I am respectfully, your
obedient servant, N. P. Bowman, P. Si. "
I'he news of the death of Mr. Ira
Knowles of New Haven, of pneumonia
Monday morning, Is received. He was a
prominent member of the Methodist
church in Vergennes and was the junior
member of the well known linn of E. ii I.
M Knowles, dairymen and farmers
There will be a meeting in t lie Congrega
tional vestry Thursday evening to act up
on the resignation of Kev. Mr. Robertson,
and to unite with him in calling an eccle
siastical council to di-olve his pastoral
connection with the chinch A large
body of ice moved out of the creek fiom
above the falls Monday morning. The
water is veiy high, and unless cheeked up
by a freeze may do much damage. The
nail company's wharf is partly covered i
with water, if is over the wharf '
and lias invaded J. S. Hckok's coal
bins. The water is rising r.inidlv
Ea-ter services at St. Paul's Sunday i
morning weie largely attended. Tlie
floral decorations were in excellent taste.
The singing by the boy choir was admir
able and the impromptu remarks of
Rev. Mr. Taylor were excellent
A resident on thr lake shore was obliged
last week to cut through 30 Indies ot ice
to reach the water Mr. Wallace Hol
land, formerly in business in Burlington,
is having all he can do with his new
patent blinds, and will be obliged to en
large his business facilities in Passadena,
Cal., in order to meet increasing trade.
Mr. Ezra Knowles ot Monkton was
buried Sunday by the Society of Friends.
Parties cut through the 'ice between
the mouth otOUer Creek and Vergennes
falls and found It to vary in tliickness
from 24 to 30 inches Mr. Ezra
Knowles of Monkton, died Friday morn
ing in Ids (Kith year. The funeral look
place Sunday and the remains weie
buried in the Carpenter burying ground.
Rev. Mr. Robertson's son, who broke
his arm last week, is geting along nicely.
G. II. Sprigg & Co. shipped 40 calves
to Huston Monday Mr. Ira Knowles,
brother ol Ezra Knowles, is very low with
typhoid pneumonia The distance be
tween Essex, N. Y and Charlotte, Vt , Is
three miles less three n ds. The Ice boat
at that ferry crossed Friday with tluee
passengers in three minutes Rev. Mr.
Sherman preached the Fast Day sermon
Friday forenoon at the union meeting in
the Baptist church Letters from
Passadena, Cal., speak of the good health
and success ot Mr. S. A. Hiirllmrt, who
lormeily lived heie The Vergennes
guided school have 205 conies ot the
temperance text-books. These books are
now in use and Principal Shaw savs the
scholar are pleased with them "..The
.Methodist church was crowded Thursday
evening to witness the marriage ot Mr.
F. II. Taylor and Miss Nellie Austin,
daughter of Rev. Mr. Austin. The deco
rations and tloial display were in good
taste. Piesiding Elder Bennett assisted
Mr. Austin in the services. A
few personal friends called on the happy
pair at the house, where cieam and
cake were served The bride and groom
left on tlie southern train lor a brief trip.
The town of Salisbury, in school
meeting, voted 'o have nine months school.
lames Cole shipped eight horses last
week to Middlehoro, M.iss. Ho will be
here again about May 1.
The Vergennes market is destitute of
coal. J. S. Hickok will import another
cur load to supply his patrons News
of the death of Mrs. H.J. DeLong of West
Cornwall is received D-a. J. W.
Parker, now living with his family at
Passadena, Cal., is reported In good health
theie Mr. A H Murphy has taken
posse-sion of the Kimball residence
on Main street, and is moving In.
Mr. G. S. Roberts, who will oc
cupy rooms In the same dwelling, will
a mil have a home of hisown Mr. and Mrs
R will board with Mrs J. W Barnes
The bride anil groom, Mr. and Mrs F. H.
Taylor, held a largely attended reception
Monday evening, in tlie plea-ant parlors
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Stone. Excellent re
marks weie made by Rev. Mr. Austin
Rev. M. A. Wicker ot Chailotte was in
town Monday, t ho guest ot .Mr. W. R
Dalrviuple The lumber vard of N. G,
Norton, of lhe Island mills, contains 500.
000 feet of boards, etc., also I5o,ooo
shingles Easter service-at the .Meth
odist church, Sunday, weie conducted by
Rev. Mr. Austin and the floral display
was line Next Sunday closes the pis-
toraloof Rev. Mr. Austin of the Methodist
church. He has been a remarkably suc
cessful preacher and has won many
filends Street Comsioner P. Austin
was promptly at his post Monday with his
Hon. J. M. Dyer of Salisbury is serious
ly "I Tuesday night extra precau
tions were taken to protect the pump
house island at the falls from datuiige by
lJiL1klN;W)N,Jl, Fill DAY,
water and watchmen were kept on duty
all night. Below the falls the water has
gone down about four Inches
.Mr. Midas Taggart of Biitliugion
was In town Wednesday on busi
ness connected with the estate nt the
late II. W. White of Piutoii
Benjamin Fisher ot New Haven has de
livered several thousand logs this winter
at the steam saw mill of W. P. Fisher.
Mr. A. Ross and family arrived at
V ergenties S.itutdny last from .Vbeideen,
Scotland. He Is a brother of Deacon A.
Ro-s, cashier of the National bank of Ve -
gennes The ice lias gone out of the
ereekiibove the falls....'..'!'. Mack's coal
bin has been seriously damaged by the
lee Mr. C. Allen of Worcester, Mass.,
is visiting friends in Vergennes and Pan
Fast day was obsei ved as usual, all the
stores being closed. The union services
in the forenoon were well attended and
Rev. Dr. White preached. There was
Gooil Fiiday service at the Kni-copal
church. In the evening a man was arrest
ed lor intoxication and disorderly conduct.
It was the first for several months. Sat
urday morning he swore that he bought
his liquor in Burlington and Rutland ....
The college term began Thursday. It has
been decided to hold the deferred junior
exhibition Friday evening, April 15, to lie
iollowed by the customary ball, with a
supper at the Addison House fesse
Stearns, Esq., has decided to go West, but
has not yet tully decided where to locate,
lie will start In a few days to look tlie
ground over, before making a final de
cision A. C. Peck, E-q., of Ludlow, it
member of the class of lbbO of Middlebury
college, is visiting here II. S. Smith
ot tlie firm of E irl & Smith has pur
chased tlie interest of Mr. Earl and the
firm's nane will hereafter be H. E. Smith
te Co George McCue and William C.
Danyew have been in New York and Bos
ton for the past three weeks looking for a
car load of horses E. E. Rood lias
bought William S. Alden's house and
moved Into it. It is understood that Mr.
Alden's fain ily will return to Leicester.
The auction at the marble shops j
iook piaee saiuruuy mm niucn stocK was
sold at low prices. Only enough was bold
to satisfy the claim of an attaching credi
tor. There were regular Easter services in
all the churches In town on Sunday and
each of tlie churches was attended by a
large congregation. Tlie lloral decorations
weie tine Efforts are being made to
induce a firm of manufacturers to come
hero and occupy the old cotton factory
building for their business. It is not yet
known how much success these efforts
will have Benjamin Dodge, formerly
of Middlebury, but now a resi
dent of Syracuse, N. Y., and a com
mercial traveller, is here on a visit to
his grandfather. Col. Sardis Dodge
The farming tools, produce ant1 live stock
on the farm lately occupied by George L.
Porter were sold at auction at the farm
house on Monday, and much of the stock
brought good prices Monday was not
much of a market day, as the roads were
so bad that only a tew country people were
able to get to town The prices paid tor
butter were about tlie same as were paid
nisi, weeit i ne ice in u.ter crKK ih
gan to bleak up and come down stream
on Sunday, and has been ceiling a little
at n time ever since. Tlie water is very
high ami is steadily rising, but it may be
said that all fears of a big Hood are now
At the convention of superintendents
of Lamoille county Cambridge was repre
sented by Miss Carrie Carroll, Hyde Park
by R. H. Hulbnrd, Johnson by Joel
Allen, Morrisville by Oline Sturges,
Wolcott by C. W. Bates. Miss Carroll
was elected president, R. W. Hulbnrd
secretary; R. W. Hulbnrd, Miss Carroll.
Prof. Campbell of the Mortnal school of
Johnson were appointed county examin
ing board. Seventy per cent was made
tlie minimum on examinations Clar
ence Smith lias moved to Wolcott
County Court sets April 20, 17 cases have
been set for trial by the jury Sheriff
Parker drew the petit jury on Wednes
day Hon. R. S. Page has received a
Hue Holstieu heifer from Uuadillu Valley
North Fo rrlshurgh.
The Woman's Foreign Missionary so
ciety held its last meeting for the con
ference year at i ho parsonage with its
President Mrs. Robblus Mr. L. B
Martin was hurt by a falling limb from ii
tree a few days ago mid was confined to
his room for some time A Hock of
wild geese flew over this place on Thurs
day and was shot at four times bv one of
our residents but on northward they all
went The Sunday school averaged in
uitendace during the last quarter 127.
Old residents say the school never was
larger than now Mr. W. II. Dow is
making a fine book-case for Miss Anna
Allen ol Portland The name of Mr
James Squier lingers on the sick list
Miss Jennie Barber Is to teach the dis
trict school on the stage road and Miss
Cora J. Ball the one in the Hollow
Mr. C. Labor has returned from the hos
pital in Burlington much improved in
Hattie Porter, the Hvo-years-old grand
child of William Patten, was scalded
probably fatally, by falling into a pail of
boiling water. The burns extend l mm
the waist downward Tnesugar house
and contents belonging to Albert
Patten of Jeffersonvllle were iles
trojed by Hie Sunday morning.
It will be rebuilt at once
Mrs. C. A. Wetlierby made a brief visit to
her parents in Burlington last week.
The concert given by Mr C.S. Cornell and
his singing school at Jeffersonvllle Wed
nesday was u success musically. The at
tendance was small owing to bad roads
It is proposed to purchase the organ used
at the concert for the .Teffersnnville
church A sugar festival and enter
taintnent was held at vestry ha 1 at the
Born last Friday evening A promis
ing fl years-old colt belonging to O W
Reynolds died la-t week of distemper'
The piesent bell of the old church
has been in Its place since 1814 and weighs
745 pounds. Tim one preceding it was
cracked in 1SII Dr. A. Parsons a
former resident here, died lecently in
Black River, N. Y of paraly-w,, ,,,.it
G. Gilbert is on tlie sick list Fa-tday
services were held at the Methodist church
attlieBoro Mvron Piitiiani is mov
ing his ban The meeting house is to
lie moved totho Law lot this week... . W
II. Parker and C. Hobartsou am both ill"
Mv. T. Ortigdlngtou. district deputy
lor the Grand Lodge I O. (i. T , visited
Pho'iiix hodge last week and made known
the decision of the Grand Lndgo concerning
tlie much talked of game of "hoi colleo "
It is forbidden henceforth Miss Bur-
netto Brown has been visiting her sister.
Mrs. Kinsley, at Jeffersonvllle Mm
Low Stanton Is the guest of Mrs. H. W
Varnum The sister of A C Grls-
wold, Miss Flora Brown, was married
Thursday to George Rill at Bakerslleld
... .. lhe town superintendent, Miss Car
roll, lias a supply of the temperance text
books for distribution to the several ills-
Ai'KILlS, 17.---TVULVE J'AES.
ti let, schools Thecletks must call for them
.. ..At the Jellersonvllle school meeting It
was vnttd that the law in regiird to com-pul-orv
education be enforced A fare
well meeting was held in the old Congre
gational church at the Bnro the evening
of March 27 Hev. E. Wheelock, Mr. E.
Beiitly, S. F. Hopkins and Mrs. Madison
Sallonl participated Miss E,la M.
Walte has teturned lrom a visit to her
sistur, Mrs. D. K. Stevens of Winchester,
Mass S. II. Reed has been very ill of
whooping cough which developed into
congestion of the lungs. Ho Is conva
lescing Katie Fletcher spent Sunday
at home as did Hattie Wilcox Albert
Patten will rebuild his sugar house at
once ; lie is boiling sap at present iu Ids
arch under the open sky.
Postmnster Wing still hold the fort.
It is rumored that the party boss Is In fa
vor of F. W. Morse for postmaster, al
though many democrats think he
has about all the titles he can bear.
He Is now general passenger agent, gen
eral freight agent, secretary and treasurer
ol the Mont peller and Wells River rail
road ; sect etury and treasurer of the St.
Johnsbury and Lake Champlaiii railroad ;
disbursing agent for the United States in
the erection of tlie public building ; Mas
ter of tlie Masonio lodge and a leading of
ficer in various other bodies, and now It
seems he wants to be postmaster
It is said that John H. Seuter proposes to
go in to the canvas openly, and If he does
he will get a good backing, although' he
probably would lack the endorse
ment of the political autociitt
Mrs. W. A. Briggs lias returned I'him an
extended visit m Buffalo. N. Y....iMont
pelier will reach the centennial of Its first
permanent settlement May 4 next, but the
sleepy Inimlet will probably not wnke up
to celebrate the event Easier was ob
served at the various churches with the
usual display of flowers and musical pro
grammes. At Bethany cbnrch the musi -
cal selections were "Awake. Thou th
Sleepest" by Stainer, nnd a festival Te
Denm, in G by Buck. The children
gave a concert iu the evening. At
the church of the Messiah and
St. Augustine's churches the music
was especially Hue. Holy week services
were held every day at Christ church, but
at St. Augustine's there were no services
as Kev. W. J. O'Sulllvau was in Burling
ton assisting at tho cathedral The
sick list embraces Frank Hoyt, Rev. J. H.
Hiucks, Mrs. John Phelps, L. J, Wing, J.
(. Brown, a little daughter of Rawsel K.
Peck. Robert, little sou of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles A. Best and a Mrs. Wright, resid
ing with Mrs. George Langdon Burt
('. Green of St. Albans takes the place of
E. E. Timothy with Gleasou Co. L. P.
(ileison & Co, which means Fred E.
Smith, have bought of J. G. French's es
tate the brick block, corner of Main and
East State streets for $6800. ...No remov
als are liable to result for a year
Lewis J. Wakelleld has returned from
New York city, where he has graduated at
the American Veterinary college
Montpelier made a big stir about getting
some maiiutactory to locate in town, ap
pointed a commiiiee ami raised money to
carry on the work. But so far it goes" for
nothing. A little more work and not so
much "talkee, talkee" is what is wanted..
Clarence H. Pitkin, who lias been d.uiger-ou-ly
III, i under tlie constant care of
Dm. J. M. and H. E. Templetou. His re
covery Is probable, but not thoroughly as
sured Rev. i'. P. Frost, who has
been pastor ot the Methodist church three
years, has been presented with a silver ice
water service by Ins congregation.
The house of Rev. W. J. O'Sulllvau was
broken into during high mass Sunday and
quite a sum of money was stolen. It is
reported that $100 collected at early mass
and $50 of the priest's own money jwns
taken, but this is denied in other quarters.
An attempt was made to enter the
postolllce early Sunday morning by the
stamp delivery window. The glas was
shattered but an entrance was not effected,
the perpetrator evidently being frightened
away before he could Huish his job
Ex-Deputy Internal Revenue Collector J.
L. Shedd has returned from the Pacific
coast and is no locate in town F. E.
Abernethy and George H. Smilie, two
bright young business men of Burlington,
were in town over Fast day The
waturis very high here and all cellars iu
the vicinity of the river are flooded No
serious damage is anticipated Mont
pelier expects to be on the "main line"
again fnra short time astheCentral trains
will run over the Wells River ro id until
the Hurttord trestle is safe Fred C.
Camp is moving into a tenement iu Jo
sep h Poland's house on East State street
Mrs. Sullivan Is to go to Lincoln,
Neb., to join her son Will George
Blair is reported sick with toiisditis
Charles Estes has returned from Buffalo,
Market Saturday was quiet, and the
offerings of butter small Prices ranged
from 22 to 2.'1 cents. Eggs are plenty at 12
cents Russell T. oungof Starksboro,
who died Friday, was a brother of R A.
Young of tills place. Tho funeral occurred
Situduy: Miss Hauuali Pratt officiated....
Tlie sniiug term of the graded school be
gan Tuesday Mrs. A. W. Peetof Bur
llngtou was in town Satunlav I'ne
furniture stock mill at Rocky Dale will I
soon start up M. W. WHmiii continues
to improve slowly The light over the i
school committee lias died out, apparently, !
to lie renewed at the next annuel meeting,
Every year there I- a quarrel !
Fast day was observed by the Advents, !
otherwise tlie day passed as usual I
Since Oct. 1, 1S80, John Ridley has slilpned I
over iB.OOO bushels ot potatoes from New
Haven depot. Tlie bulk comes trom Bris
tol, Lincoln, Starksboro ami Mouktou.
Other buyers have shipped some 20 car
loads from the same place Tne lum
ber shipment from tills locality would
surprise many. This place needs a rail
road and would have one if the people
would display a little enterprise Tlie
town needs banking facilities, and tlie
village needs a water supply tor lire pro
tectlon. It would cost too much to
put in water works, and Insurance
rates are low only 3 to U per
cent I A large congregation at
tended the Easter services at the Meth
odist church, Sunday evening.. ..As O V.
Carpenter was returning lrom Mouktou
with a Cearse Sunday, the forward wheels
sunk into tho slush, and thinking the
hearse was going to tin over, ho funined
oil', intending to catch the wood railing 011 1
tlie side ot tlie hearse. He missed it, how
ever, and his left baud went through the 1
glass side, cutting tho two arteries of his
wiist mid making a very painful wound.
Very tew ladles indulged iu Easter
bonnets Sunday largo number of
m.,tti ,v'.t-, In liui'ii CilM..,!.., ...i.l I ... I
ness was lively Tho Methodist ladies
will give a sugar p irty iu tlie vestry of the 1
church Friday evening. .. Dr. E. M Kent
is conllned to his houso with erysipelas,!
Town Clerk Kent 1ms issued ss, ilug
Orrln Allen has moved hack ou his place I
at tlie mouth of Dead creek, having car-!
rled on George F. O Kimball's farm near
Vergennes tor several years, lie has a line
pair of colts about four years old, sired by
"Vici," known as the Potter horse
Mr. C Garvev has moved into the house
vacated by John Jiickman, only a short
distance from the one lie has occupied so
long while running Orrln Allen's farm
Charles Liibuoeff has completed the
Improvements on the cottage at "Saint's
Rest," owned by Dr. Dickinson of West
port, N. Y It Is to be occupied the com
lug season by Dr Dickinson ami wife and
the family of Dr. Harstow of New York.
No pleas'inter place can be found along
the lake shore.
Charles Chapln, under the treatment, of
Dr. Rogers is recovering School dis
trict No. 1 is under the management of
Cunmitteeman C W. Rogers, who Is re
modeling the building and will but in the
best modem furniture Miss Elizabeth
Wilson will teach in district No. 2
Mr Esra Knowles of Monkton, who re
cently died, formerly resided in this town.
His brother, Ira M. of this town, taken
sick about the same time with
pneumonia died Sundny Alfred
K Slowe of Toledo, Ohio, has resigned his
position as foreman of the passenger car
department of the Lake Shore and Mich
igan Southern road after a continuous
service of 44 years. Mr. Stowe is a native
of New Haven nnd a brother of the
late Loyal W. Stowe Rev. Mr. Sar
gent gave an Easter sermon on Sunday.
The pulpit platform and aftnr were pro
fusely decorated with Howers The
listers meet on Tuesday to hear appeals.
Easter services and the communion at
Emmanuel church, East Georgia, Snnday,
April 17, at 3:30 p. m.
The north and south roads will soon be
in fair condition, us they were put in the
Vst shape they ever were last season, un
der ' the supervision of Selectman E.
VilAms. Charles Tuil wMit to Essex
county, N. Y., a choi'e 't.tne since, and
brought home with him a nice nnlr nf
h' 'eding mares, sired by Holabard's Ethan
Allen and iu foal by Ben Franklin
Arthur Tupper has bought J. H. Hatch's
gray gelding. He can trot pretty smart,
and will no doubt go to Troy, N. Y ,
before the daisies are in blossom The
household effects and dairy utensils of the
estate of the late H. V. White are adver
tised for sale on the 14th in-t Rev.
Mr. Sherman of Vergennes supplies tlie
pulpit ot tlie Baptist church at present,
preaching in the nfteriioon.
There will be E ister services all day in
the Methodist church Sunday. The day
will also be mis-ionary day and the pas
torexpects his church will reach the "mil
lion dollar line."
Oilier 1'itrts of the Mate.
The docket for the May term of Wind
sor County Court numbers 130 law cases,
of which f!0 are divorce and 13 State cases.
On the chancery docket are 10 cases.
The total value of goods entered fit the
St. Albans custom house in March was
f 420,072 ; the duties on goods entered for
consumption during that month were
21,472 ; the total dunes on goods entered
during the month were J.'i.iso.
According to the surveys made of the
hills on tlie Rutland street railway line,
dummy engines can be used to run the
cars. It 1s thought that the company will
decide to change trom horses to engines.
At New Haven to IJUsnlvn the I'listimil
Keitttlon ol Kev. C. S. Sargent,
Ni:w Haves. April 13. An ecclesiastical
council met here today toconsider the resig
nation of Rev. C. S. Sargent, pastor of tlie
Congregational church ami society of that
place. The council was called to order by
Rev. S. F. Calhoun. Rev. M. C. Stebbins
was elected moderator and Rev. A. A.
Robertson scribe, prayer was offered bv
Rev. Dr. White. The roll of the council
was made up as follows : Orwell, Rev.
S. F. Calhoun; Middlebury, Rev. Dr.
White, Deacon Ii. C. Barrows; Cornwall,
Rev. M. C. Stebbins ; Weybridge, Rev.
Prof. Yager ; Vergennes, Rev. A A. R ib
ertson ; Charlotte, Rev. A. W. Wild, Dea
con II. W. Priudle ; and Rev. Ezra Brain
trd, D. D of Middlebury college.
The business ot the council was opened
by the records of the church, in regard to
the matters before the council, being read
by tlie clerk, Dea. E. A. Dowd. The rec
ords of the society were read by Mr. M. J.
Landon. The pastor, on invitation, made
a short additional statement In regit id to
his relations to this parish and his call to
other ilelds. Various explanations were
made, in answer to inquiries, by church
and pastor. At 12 o'clock the council voted
to he by theuiselve-, and alter conference
and the appointing of a committee
to draft the result adjourned until 2
o'clock p. m. Revs. Ezra Braiuerd and
M. C. Stebbins and Deacon L. C. Barrows
were appointed such committee Upon
reconvening the result was reported
which was accepted and adopted. The
result dissolved tlie present pastorate and
heartily endorsed the pastor and his work
here, also the unanimity and harinoiiv
mauuesieii oy the church In the per-
formauee of their various duties and ool -
nations, commending h nh to the care and
support of the (Jre.it Read of the church
1' was voted that the scrtbt- return a copy
"f tllL' proceedings to the clerk of the
churcli, and the siib-tauce of the result to
tht' ermoiit Chronicle. Adjourned wlth-
Kallriniils Not llaiiKlng Together.
St. Paul, Minn., April 13. The Minne
apolis and Northwestern railroad have
sent a coiitldential ciicular to all ticket
agents in the United States announcing
that regardless of tho action to tlie con
trary by the other roads they will con
tinue to pay commissions on all business
sent over their route. Ills reported sim
liar action has been taken by other north
ltlindu Ihliltld'h I.eulilttture.
Pi:ovfiii:.sti:, April 13. Bnrrillvillo to
day elected a repuhllc.ui senator and one
republican rcpicscutntive, and tailed of an
election for one representative. The Sen
ate is now complete and stands, republi
cans 20, democrats 10. The Hou-e stands,
republic ins 20. democrats 41, piohlbition
ist.l, and one yet to lie elected.
,lllai In .lamifti lilt-, Minn,
Minneapolis, Minn,, April 13. Nearly
all the business portion of Jonesvllle,
Minn., was destroyed by lire last night.
Twenty 0110 buildings are so far reported
burned witli a total loss of $2,"i,(KK). Many
citizens will lose everything mid will need
Arbor Day In Massachusetts,
Boston, April 13. Gov. Ames has is-
sued a nroebiinatlon ili'slirimtlnir Anrll nn
as Arbor day.
CHAMBERLAIN SPEAKS IN SUPPORT
OF THE CRIMES BILL.
Tho House to ho Divided Monday Many
Arrests Miufn In Kusslii Ihistnr sjiindiiy
.Steamer Victoria Niviiinpeil and
at I. mist TivBiity I.Ives Lost.
Lo.Sfios, April 13. In tho House of
Commons to-night In 'he course of debate
upon tho coercion bill Mr. Chamberlain
said the great question dividing us is a
very serious one and is well expressed in a
letter from my friend Bright who says he
is sorry the liberals are divided on the
question of the preservation of order and
the maintenance of ur.Iou. It has always
been tlie great principle of tlie liberal
party not to assist or sanction outrage,
anarchy or violence. For the first time in
Its history the party is allied with men.
whose hands are stained with outrage.
The majority of the liberal members are
allied with the men who produce disordar
in Ireland and Uneaten us with otitragJ
I In our streets. I hope tlie time has arrived
I when Great Britain will give answer
I to this policy df Intimidation I am con
vinced the bulk of the working classes
will show no sympathy with those wno
commit these offences or with their allies.
We are bound to maintain order and
union, but that need not prevent out
sympathizing with the people who have
practical grievance of which they rightly
complain and which it is our duty to rem
edy. We are not opposed to a reasonable
remedy consistent witli the greater inter
estsof Great Britain, but we shall not
yield to lawless agitation.
Chamberlain was frequently interrupt
ed in the course of ins speech, the hisses
of his opponents exceeding the cheers ot
A division will be taken Monday on Sir
Beruhard Samuelsou's amendment to tht
effect that the bill, if passed, would In
crease disorder in Ireland and endanger
union and the empire, and therefore should
be rejected. Tlie opposition will not at
tempt to prolong tho debate, reserving
further di-cussion for tlie committee
stage, which will probably be reached on
theSOth. Morley will sneak to-morrow
and Gladstone on Monday.
Steamer Victoria Submerged iiml SO las
PAr.ts, April 12. The steamer Victoria
is submerged and 12 of her passengers
Later The captain of the Victoria says
the first boat lowered, mostly occupied by
ladies, capsized and only four occupants
were saved. The other boats landed in
satety. At least 20 persons were drowned.
I I.HiiHiliivno KvictlnB his Tenants,
! Dt'BLlS, April 13. The police have been
, ordered to resume evictions on Marquis
I Lansdowne's estates next week.
! Wliiilesule f'olltlcal Arrests In Kuaslu.
I St. PETi:i:siifi;o, April 13. The royul
j family abandoned the proposed journey
to the Crimea owing to the grave reports
! received from the interior.
1 wo hundred and sixty political arrests
were wade at Odessa, Ertster Suuday.
Five persons were surprised In a cellat
there while filling bombs.
tui; pan iia.ndi.i; plusuereiis.
Cases to be ltnpldly Pushed The U. S.
PlTTSfiuiii!, April 13. John Nimmo,
chief of tlie Brotherhood of Brnkemeu on
the Pan Handle road, called on Deputy
Mayor Gripp before whom warrants hau
been sworn out this morning and statei.
that he had been employed on the Pan
Handle road for the past four months
During that lime he had never seen any
thing crooked among the employes. The
Brotherhood, he said, would employ coun
sel to defend the prisoners and If possible
establish their innocence. If proofs were
shown of their guilt, however, the
Brotherhood would assist in their convic
tion. It was the intention also to proceed
against the company for damages, if
tho charges against any ot the men
under arrest me not sustained.
Counsel for the prisoners have not yet de
termined on the plan of defence, but sav
they are awaiting the result of tlie hearing
Monday. The cases against tlie prisoners
will then he disclosed and tints let th
men know what they are expected to meet
Every efl'.irt is being made by the attorneys
tor the railroad to pitsli the cases so thei
can be heard by the present grand jur
and thus secure a trlalatthe present lerrii
The Cnited States authorities have de
cided to proceed against the Pan Handl
plunderers for breaking into goveriimen
bonded cars. An Investigai ion is now ii
progress and will be laid before the de
parttnent of justice for lurther action.
Theie are lio men now under arrest, I
is said the robberies were of greater ex
tent than reported. Already 100,00i
worth of stolen property has been recov
ered. Had all the stealing employes beet
arrested it Is believed the operation of the
road would have been stopped. There wen
at least 100 liiformalionsaiid on an average
each information contained tlie names ot
three persons. A number of suspected
employes have lied.
Manning and Jordan.
WASlltxtiTos, April 13. A letter receiv
ed from Tieasiuer Jordan, who is uow iu
Paris, says ho expects to sail for New
York 011 the 21st. He says ex-Secretary
Maiming arrived in England iu much bet
ter health Hum when he left New York.
It is thought now that Jordan's suc
cessor as treasurer will not be appointed
until alter his return to Washington, earl
St. Lous, April 13. A special to the
Post-Dispatch trom Fort Gibson says Mr
Blaine Is still Improving. He was much
refrensed this morning utter a good
night's lest and is gatuing strength rap
An Unknown Mnu Couunils Suicide at
Nkwpokt, Vt , April 13. A young man
aged 2."i, name not ascertained, committed
suicide at Barton this noon, throwing
himself under a passing freight train anil
was killed instantly. He left a letter