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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOURNAL: WEDNESDAY APIUL 7, lb97.
4: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1897. ARTHUR ROFEB, Qonoral Edltor. President McKinley seldom makoa promlBos ln connectlon with nppointmonta, but ho has mado ono that wlll ploaso ovory patriotlo Amorl- cau; that ia, to appoint young Phll Shorldau a cadot to Woat Polnt as bood as ho roachcs tho ago of ollglblllty which wlll bo Bomotltno noxt yoar. Says tho Now York Stm, with ita customary iuclBlvoncBs: "Mr. Charlos Stowart Smlth wrltos to tho Evening Fost that If tho wool tarlff of tho Ding loy bill ia passod it will bo an act of bad faith to a largo numbor of good cltizons who contributod liborally todo fray tho exponsoB of tho prcsidontial oloctlon.' Aro wo to infor from that a largo numbor of good cltlzoriB ' mado thoir pccuniary contrlbutionB to tho campaign againet ropudiation condi tional, and that thoy holped dofcat Bryan on tho undorstandlng that thoy would bo rowarded by tho repudiation of tho Republican platform in caso of Mr. McKinloy'a oloctlon? Wo alwaya supposed tho contributora woro aeeklng to provout tho ctttaatropho of buccosb ful Bryaniam." Pkesident MoKinley's appoint- monta havo boon uniformly good Even bia blttorest political opponenta hnvn found it extremelv difllcult to criticise any of them, and his appoint meutof Bonjamin Buttorworth to bo Commissioner'of Patonta ia commended bv cverybody. Maior Buttorworth, as Commissionor of Patenta, ia tho right man in tho rieht nlaco. Ho ia an ablo lawyer and a Btatoamon of wido oxpe- rionce. Having boon Comniisaioner of Patenta onco beforo, and had servico on tho House committeo on patcnts, ho is thoroughly familiar with tho impor- tant dutiea of tho ofllco. Ho ia quito largo enough for a cabinot position, or f or that matter for tho higheat position in tho country. Under tho pscudonym of " Green Mountain Maydo," with ita Buggestions of rural freshness and simplicity, a cultivatod contributor, who haa soen much of this round earth, has now and then aent vory delightful veraea to tho Watciiman. Written not for famo or pelf , but from the depths of a bouI in love with naturo, aho veils her person ality from tho public gaze, but it is duo to lines liko "Spring'a Horalda," on pago three of this issuo of the Watcii man, that thoy roceive aomo fitting ad vertisement, even at tho risk of shock ing tho scnsibilitiea of tho author. Tho carol of birds and tho air of " ethereal mildnoaa " tho " Maydo " haa intro duced into her wolcome to the songstora venturing back to thoir haunts in Ver mont are pleasant prophecies of a com ing that is at preaentlargoly a matter of faith, but a faith that, in tho fullncss of time,will bo glorlouBly vindicated. The "Heralds," it ia cloar, know their friond and havopipcd into her ear thoir flrst soronade. Representative Grosvenor of Ohio ia a good lawyor, and the follow ing opinion from him on tho decioiou of tho Supreme Court, which bo many peraone, eapccially democrata, profeaa to think ia opposed by tho amendmont to the tarifl bill making the dutiea im poaed by that bill go into effect April 1, and upon the right of Congreaa to pass auch an amendmont, ia both timo ly and intorosting. After citlng other miBunderstandings, Mr, Grosvenor says: " Simply and solely what tho Suprome Court did hold was that the Wilaon law, which wont into effect on the 28th day of August, and was aaid to tako effect from tho flrst day of Auguat, did not ropeal tho McKinloy law until tho day when it was passed; and how any body could havo had a doubt about that is a mystory to mo, but tho Suprcmo Court did not hold that tho long lino of retrospectivo legislation in the Wilaon law waa not approved. That law bris tlea with retrospectivo legislation. Whiskoy in bond and not in bond that had boon manufacturcd and deposited in the bondcd waro house or waa on that day deposited at a tnx of ninety cents, was immediatoly raiaed to 81.10. Now bonda wero required, the whole system remodolod, but no lawyer in tho United States ever diaputod tho powor of Congress to pass just such an enact mont. Tho best ovidonco of the popu lar estimato of this retroactlvo amend mont ia found in the fact that tho vast body of iraporters.who preaumably havo tho vory best legal advico at their com mand, havo all accopted as conclusivo that Congress haa that powor." Frcsh Wods for Cuba, Gonoral Riua Rivora, who succoeded General Macoo in tho command of tho Cuban army in tho provlnce of Pinar dol Rio, was Burprieed and capturod by tho Spanish forccs, March 28, in tho Rio Rondo dlstrict. It ia bolioved that tho position of Gonoral Rivora was mado known to tho Spanish commandor by a Cuban traitor. With tho gonoral woro his staff and a amall forco, numboring about ono hundrod. His camp waa aurrounded, a florco acllon onsuod, Gonoral Itivora waa rondorod holpless by Bovoral bullot wounds, and when tho Spanlarda ponolralod his position his chiof of staff, Colonol Bacalloa, was attorapting to convoy his disabled commandor to a placo of aafoty. Both woro capturod. Goncral Rivcra haa boon trlcd by drum head court martial, and condcmncd to bo ehot. To atav tho hand of barbarlBtn, and to inculcato aomo docont rogard for tho practiccs of war botweon pooplos not whollv and boaottcdly barbarian, intor cosalon has boon mado for tho lifo of tho unforturiato commandor. Ilia caso haa boon mado tho subjcct of rea olutions in Congress, and onlreatioa to tho Queon Rcgent havo boon cabled to Madrid. In a country in which bull flghtlng is tho reflnomont of public pastlmo, an appoal to humanity may bo waatod, but conBldoratlona of public policy, affectlng Itho boaring upon public aontlment in tho Unitod States, of tho savago act of shooting a prisonor takon in battle aftor ho was disabled by wounds, may lead to clomency. Tho probability ib, howovor, that not a Spanish thumb will bo raisod on tho Bido of humanity and that Freedom's gladiator will blto tho dust at tho bo host of tho maddoned Bpcctatora of tho contcst in tho Cuban arena unless tho United States shall Intorposo and domand that tho war Bhall bo couductcd in accordanco with tho rules that pre vail betweon civilizcd nationa, Buch rules aa this nation falthfully and hu manelv obsorved in tho troatmont of it8 robellioua citizena taken with arma in their hands a gonoratlon ago. Handicappod no longor by Grover Clevoland, Spoin'a lato holpful ally in hor murdoroua career in Cuba, this government will bo false to humanity, false to ovory precept of Chriatian duty, if it dooa not, in Bomo offoctivo way, intemoso to end tho bloody atrocitiea porpotrated at itB own thrcshhold. Fortunately, and happily for tho good famo of the sacred cauao of Freedom, the mon at tho head of Cuban af- fairs havo ateadfaatly refusod to retal- iato for Spanish savagery by shooting prisoners taken in battlo, though thoy would tind in tho hiatory of wars be tweon Jonlightenod peoplo precedontB to juatify euch a courso. So tho shoot ing of Rivora can dorive no defense or justiflcation from tho acts or policy of Gonoral Gomez in this respect; on tho contrary, if a Spaniard'a heart were evor actuated, in tho troatmont of an enemy, by conaiderations of humanity or eenoroaltv, Gomoz'a courae toward his Spanish prisonors would plead auc cessfully for Rlvera'e lifo. It is timo the wholo dreary drama of blood and barbaric cruelty in Cuba wero onded, and it would be glory enough for President McKinloy'a ad ministration if, by a wiso and courag' eous interference, it coulu make an end in this westorn hemisphero of the bloody countorpart of the Armenian and Crctau diagraco in the eastern. It would be an impeachmcnt of tho wis dom, the moral ana lnteliectuai re- sourcos, tho courago and humanity of American atatoamon to suffer thia Cu ban contest "to drag its bIow longth along," without an attempt and a auc cesaful attempt to arreat its progress and restore tho bleaaings of peace, with the eBtablishment of good government, to tho devastated island. Tho Treaty Anierlcanized, Tho Arbitration Treaty bo laboriously fabricated by Olnoy and Pauncefote, and which many aomewhat emotional pcoplo regard as one of tho grandcst achievements of the timea, and believed would forever banish war, and even rumor8 of war, betweon tho " two great Engliah-speaking peoplea of thoglobo," in tho fervid vocabulary of its dovotees has beon " omaBculatcd " by tho Senato to tho oxtont that it is not now a mon aco to American interosts. And it can hardly be regardod aa contributing any- thing of apprcciablo value to the safe guarding of thoae interests, totho cauao of peaco, or aa materially changing tho atatus oxiating prior to its ncgotiation. Ab amended, " any differonco which, in tho judgment of oithor powor, ma terially affocts its honor or its domcstic or foreign policy, Bhall not bo referred to arbitration undor this trcaty except by apecial agroemont." It ia further Btipulatod that each qucstion proposed to bo submitted to arbitration under tho troaty must flrst bo sent to the Sen- ato for action by that body, aa in tho caso of an original troaty. That is to say, oach queation whfch it ia proposed tosubmit to arbitration must flrst bo approvod by two-thirdB of tho mombora of tho Senato. This amondmont waa adopted by tho dociaivo voto of 54 to 13, a voto that indicatea how important it was rogarded. Tho voto indicatcs, alao, tho full strongth of tho troaty as originally drawn. Had a voto boen takon on tho instrumont aa sent to tho Senato by tho Presidont, it could havo rocoived tho Bupport of only tho thlr- toon Senators who votod againBt this amondmont. Tho troaty, unamonded, novcr had tho ghost of a chanco of boing ratifled. Anothor amondmont, to clear up an amblguity as to tho tribunals to bo os tabliahod, providoa that thoro Bhall be a Boparato court for each caso that may bo Bubmittod, To oliminato from ar- bitration all qucstlons rolatlng to tho bondod indobtednesa or othor BocurltioB of tho StatoB, an amendmont waa adoptod providlng that No clalm of a clllzon of Groat Britaln against a Stato or Torrllory of tho Unitod States shall bo a subjcct of arbitratlon undor this trcaty." This amendmont was offored by Sonator Bacon of Georgia, and is dosigncd for tho prolectlon, primarily, of tho Statoa of tho lato Confodoracy. It waa carrlod by tho slonder mojorlty of flvo votors. Articlo oight, which providcs that tho PreBidont may up point a judicial ofllcor of any Stato or Torritory, ia casoa in which auch Stato or Torritory in intoroated, was Btrickon out altogothor. The articlo making Klng Oacar of Swedcn and Norway tho umpiro in spociflcd caacB in which tho arbitrators cannot aggreo, Ib stricken out. Jurlsta of reputo aro to bo bo lecled by tho PreBidont as arbitrators for tho United States, inatoad of jua- ticos of tho Suprome or Circuit Court. Tho troaty, thua amendod in Ub moro important foatures, has boen committod to a probationary poriod of rost, oxaml nation and roflcctlon, at tho ond of which it will como up for the flnal voto on tho quoBtton of ratiflcation. Thirly oppoBlng voteB will dofoat favorable action, and its frionds aro not at all cor- tain that tho requiaito two-thlrds ma- jority can bo securod. Tho namoa of thirly-two Seuators aro givon who aro counted as opposed to tho troaty in any form, with a possiblo oddition of aix othcra. Among this latter contingont aro 8omo who objectto any formol com pact with a Government aoloatto honor and manlincBB, so inaonaiblo to tho common dictates of humanity aa to on gogo, with tho crowncd bulliea of Europo, in flring upon Chriatian peo plo in Creto, a bloody buslnesB hithorto left to tho monopoly of tho "unapcaka- blo Turk." If they voto for tho treaty at all, they profor to wait till tho ochoea of tho Engliah gunB that onviron Croto and monaco Greeco havo dicd away. Noither tho preaent nor tho paat de portmont of tho powor with whom this convonlion has been arrangcd ia reaa Buring. No troaty will bind hor when her national intereata aro unfavorably itivolvcd. Young Men's Clulstlnu Assoclation. " The Ononlnc " to which tho youne men and their ftlends in Young Mon's Ohristian Assoclation work have beon looking forward to for so long a timo will occar next Friday, Saturday and Bunuay. The compietlon ol the gymnaslum, bath rooms, lockers. etc, with the lmprovements made in their for mer quarters, tnake it a very attractlvo place for all men to spend their lelaure nours, ln improvement of mlnd and body. The exercises, as wlll be seen below, prom iHe much in tho way of enjoyment and ln forinatlon. A thorough knowledge of tho wlde-reachlrg intluence of an " up-to-date " Assoclation wlll be glven, ln the hope that it wlll be practlcally doinonstratod in our own clty. The great interest taken ln the work by the pastora of dlfferent churches is ahown by their cordlal co-operatlon. phoquam. TT.Mnw At.,MO ill,t . rn.in. chnrch, rresldent Charles H. More presld ing. Slnglng, chorus cholr; invocatlon, Itov. W. A. Davison; solo, Misa Anna R. Johnson: scripture reading, Dr. E. M. Smlth; slnglng, chorus cholr; remarks, Kev. Alfred H. Webb; slnglng; address, Olaua Olandt, Jr., international state secretary; slnglng, chorus cholr; benedlction, Saturday, Aprll 10, wlll be observed by keeplng " open house " under the ausplces of the woman's Auxlllary, Mrs. F. A. Sher burne, president. Ladlea especially in vited. Befreshments wlll be served. Mu slo by the Montpelier Orchestra in tho even ing. This wlll bo a good tlme to inapect the new quartera, and meet the new general secretary, Walter Thorpe, and phystcal dl rector, Francls St. Lawrence. Sunday afternoon. Anrll 11. threo o'clock. boy's meetlng ln the vestry of the Baptist church. Short "chalk talk" by General Secretary Thorpe. Mason S. Stone, State Superlntendent of Educatlon, wlll alao speak. Ilearty slnglng; every boy from elght to sixteen years of age shonld be pres ent. Mass meetlng. for men only. in the Asso clation gymnasium, at half past four. Bev. Dr. Jamea L. Hlll of Salem, Masa., author and lecturer of wide renown, and trustee of Urllted Society of Ohristian Endeavor, will give a stlrrlng address on "Toam Work." SlnclnE led by chorua cuolr ol (Jhrlst Uhurch. Bev. A. N. Lewis, the rector, wlll also speak. Union sorvlco in Bethany Church at half past seven o'clock, President Charles H. More preslding. Addresses by Dr. Hill, ur. aeavor, ana otuerB. upeciai music. Como oarly to secure a good seat. Itev. Dr. Hlll of Salem, Mass., who Is to be the principal speaker, is widely known ob a writer and speaker upon tho rellgious and social questionB of the day, ho having glven up his regular pastoral dutles, in or dor to give his whole tlme to work !in this larger fleld. It Is hoped there will bo a largo attendance to lioar him at tho Sunday services. Topsham. Warron Bowen Is preparing to do quito an extenslve job of repalrlng on the barn at the Burns placo. Wllllam Morrlson has been dolng quito an extenslve barber's buslness latoly, and a good number of the male portlon of tho in habltanta are belng relieved of their wbisk ers. Iiast Wednesday the community was shocked on hoarlng that Unclo Robort Mc Lam had fallen auu was noarly kllled. He had boen claphoarding on the hulldings of Georgo 1j. McLara and fell from tho staging. He remalned ;unconsclouB for a timo. Ilia head ls covered with scalp woundB and ho is unable to move lt. Mrs. G, A, Currler who has beon working at Mr. Metcalf's in Corinth, Btarted with her husband to come homo last Sunday. Be foro thoy had gono far the sleigh was over turned and they wero both thrown out and Mrs. Currier's leg was broken above tho anklo. Dr. Darllng of South Ryegate re ducod tho fracturo. Mrs, Currler wlll bo movod home soon, Cohb ron Sick IIkadacub. Thousands of ladleB suffor from slck hoadacho caused undoubtodly by dlsordered Uver or stom ach. Tho best romody that cau-be ohtalued for this dlstreBslng complalnt ls found in Hood's I'llla. Those pllls are so mild and gentlo ln action, yet so thorough, that thoy give porfect satlsfaction. Thoy cure slck headacho, iaundlce, sour stomach and all llver 111s. Thoy break up colds and fevers and provout the grlp. Washington County Court. Stato v. Isabolla A, Marsh and Wllllam Mr. Plumloy flnlshed his olostne areu. mont for tho Stato nt abont 3:10 o'clock Saturday afternoon. juuo kowoii cuargou tuo ury in part as follows: " Tho rospondonts are Jolntly oharged ln soveral connts in this Indlctmont with the murder of Qoorse Marsh by means of polson, and they are charged ln all the counta as princlpals ln the alleged crimo. Tho bur den is on tho stato to mako out overy essen tial f aot necossary for conylctlon. As mon do not ordlnarllv commit crlme. the nre- Bumptlon of tho law is that men aro lnno- cent of wrong-doing, and that prosumptlon remalns untll it ls ovorcomo by tho testl- mony in the caso and tho Jury ls satislled beyond a roasonablo doubt. "YoumustQnd nroof that satlsQes vou. so as to excludo overy doubt. Tho stato ls bound to nrove overy fact essontlal for con vlctlon, but it ls not necessary that it should provo tho truth of ovorythlng tendlng to show this essontlal fact. It is essontlal that you fltnl that George Marsh dled by ar somcai polson. " fhe resnondents aro charged with mur- uer. uuruor is a wiiuui kiiung wuu mallco aforethought. In this stato murder by polsonlng is murder ln tho flrst degreo, and if convlctod at all thoso respondonts mnst be found gullty of murder in the flrst uegree. xi tuo puinoa was 1110 uusu ui deatb. if it was tho cause of the death, lt is enough to establiBh under the law that ho dled from arBontcal nolson. " You should considor all testtmony that wlll throw any llght upon the question; you musi consiuer tne sympioms wuicu av tonded theso four days. Is there anythlng indlcatlve of the fact that Qeorge MarHli was lahorinc under the affocts of arsonlcal polson? Wlien you flnd that arsenlo was ln the body of Qeorgo Marsh, that wlll ald you in determlnlng whether theso symptoms were caused bv arsenlc. " You must coualilor tho condltlon of Goorce Marsh back as far as it is detailed to you, and declde whether somethlng olso may haveklllod him without boing hastened by arsenic. " Kvery nlece of tostimony ln this caso is of the utmost lmportance, and you must give lt full welght untll you can say that George Marsh did not dle of arsenlcal polson, and lf this is so, you.need go no fur tnor. " If two norsons commit a crlmlnal act. the cullt of each ls os thouch it were com. mitted by him alone. In this caso one of theso respondents may be convicted and one may bo acqultted, or both may be con' victed or both acqultted. Did theso por sonB, elther or botb of them, havo to do wltu tne aamimstrauon oi arsenicr "I do not ttilnk it is controvertod on olther side that George Marsh had arsenio ln and about the house. When was the ar senlo taken or admlnistered, for I under- stand It is admltted that arsenlo was taken by Georce Marsh some timo before lie dled. and that he took it withln thoso Iast fow days. I do not undorstand lt is controvert- ed. but tho resnondents say lt ls moro roa' sonable .to think lt was taken by Georce Marsh with suicidal purposo, and that not because of any unhappy relations betweon him and his wlfo, but because of his terilble suuering, " Marsh was takon slck Friday night Buzzell was soon aont for. and the two re snondents had the full caro of him. and lt cannot be dented there was opportu- cuy. xue responslblllty ol arrlvmg at a just concluslon upon theso questlons rests unon you. "It is a prlvllege which tho law givos the resnondents to be or not be witnesses ln their own behalf, and the faot that these two respondonts havo not gone upon the stand is not to havo the weight of a feather ln uetermlnlng against them. "ThiB case domands the most careful conslderation you aro capable of givine lt. You are to say whether George Marsh dled from arsenlcal polson or whether death waa hastened by it. Then you must declde whether elther or both of those respondents aluetl, aoettoa or lnstlgateu the auuilniatra tion of arsenlc, So you may take the case. Tho responslblllty rests with you. Tho duty of couneol and court has been por formed, the most Important part of your duty is yetjto be performed." The case was Biibmltted to the jury at slx o'clock Saturday afternoon, and the court suspended untll 10: SO o'clock Monday morn mg. The court convened at eleven o'clock Monuay iorenoon. xo tne question pro- pounaea to tne jury oy uieric omiuo as to whether they had agreed upon a verdlct, their foreman, Cornelius Eddy, responded, " we nave." uis nnal answers, alter re- ceiving the Instruction of Judge Howell as to the manner of civlnc a verdlct to the quoBtlon as to tho gullt of each respondent were inai me responueni, isaDeua a. Marsn was guilty of murder in the flrst decroo. and that Wllllam 0. Buzzell was guilty in tne nrst uegree, aiter wnicn tne jury mon were soverally polled as to the gullt of each respondent. Slx of the Jurymen at their own reauest were ezcused for the term State v. Loo Steele and Lilllan M. Ellis. Bespondents were jointly indicted by the grand lury unuer tne oiauKot act. tne or fence belng alleged as having been commlt- ted at ltoxbury August 1, 1805, that belng the place where they are both allesed as re- sidlng. There waa a hearing on a demur- rer to tne lnuictment Monuay iorenoon, ln wnicn j. u. wing appeareu ior rosponuontB and F. A. Howland for the state, The court rendered no declslon. State v. Charles Clark. Larcenv. Ro Bpondent retracted plea of not gullty and pleaded gullty of larceny of clothing at the Btores of Frank MoWhortor in Barre and W. E. Adams of Montpelier. Goods valued at less than S7. Respondent was sontenced Tuesday afternoon to slx months hard labor in the Houaeof Correction at Rutland. State v. Frank Casallnl, of Barre, for an assault with intent to commit rape was trled on Tuesday. State's Attorney How landland W. W. Lapoint for the state; B. M. Harvey and W, A. Boyce for respondent. A verdlct of gullty was rendered at nlno o'clock Tuesday ovenlng. Corinth. Bright, sunny days are we all enioylng but the roads are in a terriblo condltlon. Somo of the good people of Cooksvlllo woro obliged to labor on tho Sabbath to prevent the hlghway through tho vlllago from be comlng impassable. This seems to bo a tlme of accldents as well as slcknosB. Mrs, Gronvlllo FowerB has fallon and injured her back and hlp qulte serlously. On Sunday, Chauncey Currler was callod to see his mother who had juBt been thrown from a wagon, as she, with her husband, was startlng home from Deacon Metcall's. One of her limbs was broken between the knee and ankle. Sho was carriod into tho house of Charlos Met calf and the limb was set by Dr. Brown of East Corinth'. A Bchool meetlng is callod for the even ing of Aprll 10 at Cooksvllle, to seo what ac tion shall be taken with rogard to repairs upon the Academy and other matters wlll also bo consldored. The bulldlngis certalnly ln a condltlon very far hehind somo of tho ordlnary dlstrict sohool bulldlngs In tho town. Itls far from comtortable iu wlnter, the seats are not Bultable for children to alt upon slx hours ln a day, tho aetteoa ln the hall aro decldedly unsafo and the outsldo of tho buildlng is sadly in neod of palut. It now glves tho passor-by tho impresslon that the cuinuiunlty is untlirlfty and dovold of publio spirit. JCast Corinth. Mr. and Mtb. Rufus Ilarriman aro vlsltlng frlends ln Topsham. Last wook was an unusually busy ono for the farmers who aro sugarlug, Mtsses Marcia B. Wlushlp aud Holon M. Blake of Bradford wore ln town a few days last week. Mlss Laura A. Butlor, atteudtng tho Nor mal School at Randolph, ls spendlng a short vacatlon at homo. Mrm Garland Currler, whlle turnlng around ln J, II. Metcalf's door-yard on Sun. day mornlng, was ttpped from the sleigh and had one of her legs broken. tOOMTINUKD FROM IIUT FAOI. Tiik annual meetlng for tho eleotion of ofllcors of Volnntoor lloso Company No. 1, was hold last Friday evonlng ln the Iioao house of the company. C. 0, Bancroft was elected l'resldent; 0. A, Bmlth, second. Vice-Presldent: A, G, Eaton, Secrotary and Troasuror; Georgo O. Btratton, S, A, Luko ana uoorgo ii. vvaiton, auauors u, a. Whlttior. Foreman: J, G. Brown, Flrst As- slstant; Georgo O, Stratton, Second, This company ls in a ilourlshlng condltlon, tinaneiauy, ana otuerwiso, ana ls constantiy addlng to its equlpment. Tiib verdlct ln tho Marah-Buzzell mur- dor case recalls the fact that Emollne Lucy Moaker ol waterbury was tho last woman sentoncod to be hanged ln Vermont, The crlme of which she was convlctod was tho murder by nolson. of Allco Meaker. a half Blstor of her husband, in 1880. Lewis Al mon Moakor, her son, was also sentenced to bo Langod ior tho same crlme, but tuo legis lature oi l&u commuteu uis sontonce 10 im prlsonmont ln tho state prlson at Windsor for llfe, whero ho dled soveral years ago. Mrs, Moaker was nangeu Druiay, Apru z, 1883. VnnsiONT Lodgo of Odd Fellows Is mak ing actlve preparatlons for the ontertaln mont of the Grand Lodge and Grand En camnmont which meet at Montpelier Tues day. Wednesday. and Thursday, May 18, 19, anit w. An euort wiu ue maue 10 secure tho co-oneratlon of the merchants and busl ness mon for decoratlon of tho stores, nlacnn of lniRlnfiSH and nrlvnto resldonces on the llne of march over which tho parado will pass the second day. Tho services of the Montpelier Military Band wlll be Be- cured, and tho occaslon wlll be ono of great interest to Odd Fellows throughout tho stato. Tiik contunctlon of tho nlanet Venus and the new moon on Sundav ovenlnz was one of the lnteresttng celostlal events of the sea son. Tho beautlfnl wanderer was noised just abovo the slendor crescont, and aftor tuev naa uinnou ueiow ino norizon iue iwu old voyageura of tho skios met in a nearer embrace. But so much of tho moettng as was vouchsafed to mortal eyos ln this lati tuda and loncltudo was an exceedlngly ln- tereating spectaclo. Venus' glory ls wan lng, and by the ond of Aprll her present rolgn aB ovenlng star wlll bo over. She has hflnn a mdiftnt omecL in ine winier bkiub, and Iholr chlef glory, ovon among Buch brllllants as ln Orion, Canls Major, Bo-otes Taurus and other constellations, navo ue spanglod the northern heavons. William F. Wardneu diod on Tuesday nftnrnnnn at his home on Summer Btroet A rolanse from tho measlos was tho cause of his death. Mr. Wardner catno to Mont pelier from Bandolph about two years ago. nnci Mftfi neen in tne emmov oi iuo uimuu States OlotheB Pin Company. He moved lila fnmllv tn Mnntnnllnr laat snrlni!. De- ceased was a member of Bandolph Lodge of Odd Fellows, and was, at tho tlme of his death, junlor warden of Thomas Wlldey Rnnamnmont. He had the laculty oi maK lni frlends wherover he went, and his un tlmeiy ueatn wm De uepiorea ny very uuauy with whom he was, ln varlous ways, con nected. The funeral arrangements are not yet completed. Thkhk was Uttlo ovldenco of hard times around tho store of T. S. Brophy & Co. last Thursdav. Friday and Saturday, when Mr, Hronhv's anrlni? oneninc took place. The ntore waa filled with ladles from Montpelier and vicinlty, and the good tasto of tho pro- nrletor ln seiocting sprmg anu summer rmnds rocelved manv a flatterlnc complt ment. A flne dlsplay of novoltlos ln wash rrnnrin and dross troodfl was seen. alao ln ready-made skirts, from those of iow prico tn t.lin mnnt nxnenIve sllk carmouts. Mr Brophy has made a speclal effort to show a flnn llnn nf fihlffons. and all inew noveltios in ladles' neck wear, belts, otc. A refer- enca to his advortisement this wook wlll glvo particulars of the cloak opening now in progress. Ab the annual Besslon of the Vermont Conference at Barre draws near, much in terest is exnressed as to who the new pastor of Trinlty Church wlll be, provlded that Bev. A. H. Webb adherea to his expressed declslon, aBking for a releaso. It Is possiblo that Mr. Webb may be lnduced to reconsid- er his reBlgnatlon, but if not, tho ofllcial board havo in vlew soveral desirable can dldates, among them Bov. A. J, Hough of Brattleboro and Bev. Andrew Glllles of White Blver Junction. The lattor has an nounced ,hls desire to leave the Vermont Conference at the close of the present con ference yoar, to contlnue his studles in a theologlcal school in New York, but it ls understood that he has the Montpelier charge under conslderation. The present conference vear closes with Easter Sunday. An assoclated press dispatch sent out from Concord, N. II., stated that a hearing was held that day before Chlef Justice Carpenter of the Supreme Court, on the pe tition of Arthur O. Prescott of Montpelier, auditor of the Montpelier & Wells Blver rallroad, for the custody of his thirteen years old son. Mr. Prescott formerly llved in Concord and during his resldence there he obtained a dlvorce from his flrst wlfe. He left this Bon with her upon condltlon that she surrendor him upon request; nub sequently she moved to Bristol where she dled and the boy was left with hor parents. They refused to dellver him to his fatber who had a writ of habeas cerpus served and the case was beard as before stated. Judge Carpenter ordered that tho chlld be surren dered to his father, and ho ls now with him at Montpelier. The Vermont Telephone and Telegraph Company has, during the past week, put a new metalllo circuit switchboard ln their exchange ofllco at Morrisville, preparatory to exchanging their lines to metalllo clr cuits in that vlcinity. They havo arranged with the proprletor of the house on Mans field Mountain to run the telephone llne to the Tlptop House as soon as the weather will permit of its being dono. Instruments havo been put Into offlces and houBes in Morrisville aB follows: George M. Powers' ofllco, H. A. Slayton & Co.'s ofllco, Dr. E. M. Cully's house and M. M. Peck'a house, Charles F. Lowe's houso and Emory & Co's collectlvo agenoy, both In this city, havo been connected with the Montpelier Telephone Exchange. A representative of tho Company is thla week puttlng in In struments at tho house of F. H, Fulllngton, at East Cambridge, at the ofllco of tho Woodbury Granlte Company in Marshall block ln the vlllago of Hardwick, and at their quarry In Woodbury. Lonq beforo half-past ten laat Monday mornlng, it was rumored that the jury in the Marsh-Buzzoll murder caso had agreed upon a verdlct and when Judge Bowell ar rlved shortly beforo eleven o'clock tho court room was packed to auffocatlon. A painful Btlllness provalled when Cornelius Eddy of Watorbury, the foreman, an nounced the verdict of gullty of murder ln the flrst tdegroe againBt Mrs. Isabella -A. Marsh and William C, Buzzell, tho respond ents. The jury was polled aud separately announced their verdlct ln regard to eacu respondent. Not so much as the uio vernon t of an oye lash showed any change in Mrs. Marsh or Buzzell, who stood facing tho jury as thoy pronouncod the fatal words which wlll soud them to the gallows, unleBS tho hlgher court interfores. After Judgo Rowell had thankod tho jury for their patient labor on this case and had excused six of them from further sorvlco for tho term, and the otbers untll next Monday, the respondents were taken back to jail by Shorlff Colllna. East Hrookflold. W. F. Modcalf sold o valuablo pair of horses to Oramel Morso of Royalton last weok, Edward Campbell wont to Barro on Aprll 1, where ho has a yoar's engagoment with John Trow. W. II. Lincoln has moved on to tho Blge low Durkee farm tn the south-east part of tho town, aud wlll carry on the Bamu this yoar. John K. Spraguo and Mrs. Charles Sprague of East Randolph wore niarried ie osntly at that placo by tne Rev. N. H. Farr. Mr. and Mrs, Sprague wlll reslde with Mr. and MrB. George K, Sprague. TOWN ICORRESPONDENCE, XTJSllB lNTJ!ItEST"l'lSJl80yATj AND aF.SEJlAL. Darro, Mlss Carrlo Lang Ib vlsltlng In Now York, W. A, Boyco has reslcned aa cltvsrand juror. Earlo S, Klnaloy of Rutland was ln town last wook. A Bon was born .last woek to Mr. and Mra. A. W. Eastman. A son was born last Sundav to Mr. and Mra. John N. McDonald. MrB. B. W. Jones ontertalned the Phllo- mathlan Olub last evening. Tho public schools closed last Frldav for a vacatlon untll next Monday. MrB. H. A. Duffv went. laHt Thurndav to Syracuso, N. Y,, for an extended stay. J, D, Smlth Is in New York stato on liusl- ness for the Emplre Granlte Company. Georee Marr is nlnnnlnir tn nrnr.f. twn nouses on amun meauow tniB summer. Wllllam Darllncr of Lowell. Mnnn.. vln. lted J, B. Darllng, his brother. last week. It ls sald that the helrs of tlinlntn Natlmn. lol Chamborlaln wlll attemnt to break hla will. Jamos McCoy. of tho American Pneu- matlo Tool Company, was in tho clty last WOOK. Mrs. Fannlo Jackson wlll nntnrtnln tlin " Over the Toa Oups " club on Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Fav ontortalned thn Progresslve Whlst Club last Wodosday ovenmg. Fred Waters had one wrUt linillr lannr. ated on a clrcular bbw last Wedneadav uiuruiug. ROV. 1. O. Abhev was ln Hnrllnntnn lnat. weunesuay to attend the fnneral of Mrs. J. M. lsham. Lewis Brassau was thrown from a huccrv last Wednesday, and sustained a fracture of one anKie. Mrs. E, L. Smtth returnpd last wnnk frnm Chlcago, where she had been during tho paat wiuier. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Cnttln? went last weeK to i'lke utation, N. H., where they are tu ruaiuu iu luture. Mlss Edlth Blshon of the Rnaldlnr- ITItrh School faculty, ia vlsltlng at her home in wincnonuon, Mass. Davld E, Smlth has nurchannd nf Denrirn Emerson the staee route betweon Wost xopsnam anu uarre. Mayor Gordon has been in Burlington uunug me pasi wook irying a case ln Uhlt- lenueu coumy courc. Dr. and Mrs. J. Henrv Jackson and son Harry are vlsltlng a brother of Doctor Jack son in fiiancnoster, Xs. II. H, M. Stevenson of Springfleld, Mass,, is ln town tunlng the organs at the Congrega- uuuai anu v;aiuouc cuurcues. The annual Fast Day sugar party glven by the members of Company E, will occur iibxi rriuay iu .rmory uau. Over 1,800 pounds of maple sugar from 1,200 trees was made in the last eight days oi oiarcu uy masa Aiien. Mlss Eatherine Foster. teacher ln a nrl- vate school in Burlington, was the guest of iov. w . uumings iast weeK. Bev. L. H. Elllot, agent for the Vermont Blble Society, spoke in the Flrst Presbyte- rmn cuurcu laBiaunuay evening. Harold, the lnfant son of Mr. and Mra Jamea Adie dled Iast week. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon. At tho Baptist sugar party, held at the cuurcu laat rriuay evening, "coiorea gentlemen and ladies walted on tho tables Bev. B. W. Jones preached at St. Albans last Sunday. Mrs. JoneB olllclatod at the Unlversallst church, mornlng and evening. Judge W. E. Barney has been aeverely ni wun me gnp uuring tne past week, and uu cny couri ousmesB nas neen susponuea Yiiiiam uiuey oi uucKsport, Me., a brother of A. D. Gllley, ls working in the store of Mrs. T. G. Whltehlll, at North uarre. If sufflclent funds can be ralsed the Spen cer Rlllea will attend the dedicatlon of tho Grant monument in New York Tuesday, Mlss Eunice Smlth, Albert Smlth and S. nolliBter Jackson are at home from the university or vermont, Burlington, for the spring vacaiion. Tho Klng's Daughters wlll give an enter- tainment tn tho Coneroeatlonal church thla evening for which an enjoyable programme uas Deen prepareu. Members of the Becreatlon Gun Club are practlclng dally at the GunnerBrook range, preparatory to tho tournament to be held at iiurnngton next jrnuay. Mrs. J, Henry Jackson gave a slx o'clock tea and muslcale last Wednesday evening ln honor of Mrs. 0. B. Denning before her departure for Berlin, N, II. The lnfant child of Mr. and Mrs. Bobert Gray dled Iast Sunday. The funeral was held from the house at two o'clock on Tues day, Kev. U. W. BtaiTord ofllclatlng. B. W. Abbey was unable to accompany the Unlverslty of Vermont base ball team on Its southern trlp, because of the death of Airs. j. ju, isuam, mother ol Mrs, Abbey, Mlss Geuova Carpenter of Brookfield will ue vaieuictonan ana ueorge Iteeil salutato- rian of tho graduating class from the Spaulding High School, at the Junecom- mencement. The case of State against John Stevenson and Herhert MoAuIey for disturblng a Sal- vation Army meetlng nas neen postponed untll Friday, April 0, because of the illness oi juugo uarnoy. Another petition forfree delivery ln Barre ls in clrculatlon. It will soon be forwarded to Washington with the hope that the new admlnlstratlon wlll recognlzo the rlghts of liarre ln tms regara. Rev. Dr. S. N. Jackson ofllclatod at the funeral of the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Jamea Adie, which was held last Friday af ternoon. xue Dnriai was m iiope uemetery. Henry Provonchee, Thomas Lynch, Louis Badord and Frank Garrand were in nollco court Monday mornlng charged with lntox- lcation, xney all pieaaea gullty and wero linod the uaual ainounts. Mrs. Mlchael Keefe was arralgned In city court laat Saturday afternoon on a dls closuro case. Because of the illness of Judge Barney, Justice H. W. Scott pre slded, and the case was continued, The asseBBors havo been on the war path slnce last Thursday. They have dlvuloil tho city luto threo distrlcts, and one of them may be found every week day evening at tho clty clerk's ofllce to recelvo Inventorles, Rev. Thomas Mltchell wlll preach the Momorlal Sunday sermou at Barre this yoar. Meiuorlal Day falls on Sunday, and the publio oxercUes, including the address by Mayor Gordon will occur the Monday followlug. Rev. W. R. Davenport snoko on "Com. monplace People" at Hedding Methodist church last Sunday ovoning. This church will be wired for electrlo llghts bofore the sesslon of tho conference which opens Tuesday, Aprll 20. W. B. Dunham, a graduate of Goddard Semlnary and Tufts College, and later on tho Boston Olobe, has boen engagod as an lnstructor at Goddard Semlnary, Prof, Duuhani wlll enter upon his work at tho oponing of tho fall term, Ezra Seaver of Chlcago and Lewis Seaver of Now York have been vlsitlng ln Barre during tho past week, They were onco rnsldeuts of this town and tho former has not boen ln Barre for tho paat thirty-flve years, no found few familiar landmarks, Tho ojectment sult of L. J, Bolster against Malcoliu MoAuley has been declded by Justlcu II. W. Scott in favor of Mr. Bolster. Tho court ruled that Mr, MoAuley should pay Bolster all ront duo, and Bliould at once vacato tho promlsos, W. W. La point appeared for the state and G. T. Swa sey for defondant. At the annual moetlns of thn ninmr r.lnl, held last week with Mrs. H. O. Worthen. Mrs. Worthon was olected president; Mrs, Vlctor Blchardson, vlce-presldonl; Mrs, E, B. Whltaker, secretary; Mrs, 0. M, Bcrlb ner, treasuror; Mrs. J. Henry Jackson, dl rector. No more moetings wlll bo held un tll the flrst Tuesday ln October. The Colonlal tea hold last week Thurs. day and Friday evenlngs ln the Unlversa llst church, attractod very large andlences. uiu styio uraporlos uocoratod the vestry. tho tables were set with old.fashloned chlna, and tho young ladles who walted on me lauies were arossod ln the style of a contury ago. A laughablo farco followed tho auppor each evonlng. A translont anest at thn nnllrnail irnmn becamo frlghtonod at a passlng traln last week Tuesday ovenlng and jumped from the second Btory of the buildlng to tho frozon ground below. His bod was nearly over tho track of the Montpolier and Wells River rallroad, and tho half past nlne traln frlghtonod him nearly out of his wlts, He escapeu wltn a lew brnlses, out immedlate. ly sought another hotel. A drunkon row occurred last Sundav at the home of Malcolm Gamblo, on Ayer Btreot, ln which Wllllam Rogers, Joseph ltogers ana Aiexanaer MoPhee were cat with kniveB. and John McPhnn lind hin scalp Iald open by an axe in the hands of wuuam iiogers. Joseph and Wllllam Rog ers and Alexander McPhee are under ar- rest, and all ln jall at Montpelier to awalt tne outcome ol tuo lnjurles to John Mc Phee. Tho fact that the axe was very dull alone prevonted a murder. A barrel of beer that was put in Gamble's house Satur day evonlng was the cause of the row. E. R. Flotcher of tho Fletcher Granlte Company of St. Albans was In town last week in conference with the executive commlttee of the Barre Granlto Manutac- turers Assoclation. Men employed by the Fletcher Granlte Comnanv at Hardwick struck last week for forty-flve cants ner hour for an elght hour day. It ls thought that the mon are aware that the contract for the Chlcago post-ofHce calls for llght gray granlte valued at 83,000,000. None of tnis granite is lounu west of the Uudson rlvor, and the contract must necesaarlly come to New England. The Fletcher Com pany is wililng to grant the requests of the strlkers, but the Barre executive commlttee objeoteu as it would be the flrst stop towards an eigui nour uay ior granite cuiters. J ue Fletcher Company ls a member of tho New England Granlte Manufac nrers' AbsocIo tlon, and ls bound to abide by achedules of prlces auopteu uy tne Barre Assoclation and tho Barro Cutters' Union. N. D. Fhelpa arrlved in Barre laat Satur day evening from Peterboro, N. H., where ne leit airs. rueips. sne ls wltn her Bister and wlll remain for aeveral weeks to re. cover from her injuries, which were much more serious tuan were those of Mr. Phelps. He ls still qulte lame and his nerves are as yet badly shattered. Mr. Fbolps states tnat ue anu Airs. riioips were asieep ln their berth when the traln left the ralls and went through the brldgo into twenty-slx feet of water. When Mr. Phelps was rescued he was wrapped ln bed clothing and was pln ned down by a huge stone that camo from the abutment of the bridge. Only his head and shoulders were above water when he was rescued. Mrs. Phelps was thrown through the wlndow and her facs and hands were badly cut. She was thrown in to the rlver entirely clear from the wreck, but tho shock to her nervous system was very great. East Barre. M. E. Cutler has begun housekeeping in the house thathe lately purcbased of 0. E, Wolcott. Lon Taylor has moved back to Barre and Mr. Nutbrown has moved into Mr. Dow's house where Jesse Klng llved. Mr. Chayer of Manchester, N. H,, is soon to open a boot and shoe store ln Blsson's block in tho rooms lately occupled by Mrs. Osborne. A detachment from the Salvatlon Army from Barre was here on Tuesday evening and gave a lecture lllustrating lt with viewa from a magic lantern. Professor W. E. Corllss wlll close his term of slnging-school here on Monday ovenlng, April 12, with a grand concert ln the Opera House. Some taleut from out side the place wlll be in attendance and every effort wlll be made to make lt a suc cess. A receptlon was glven Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Stevens by tho I. O. G. T. on Wednes day evening of which order both are mem bers. Chlef Templar W. N. Grearson called them to tho chair and ln a few well chosen remarks presented them with a ban quet lamp ln behalf of the body. After a Boclal evening the company departed. South Barre.- W. A. Lane has gone on a buslness trlp to East Cabot, Danville and Hardwick. Mrs. Otis Durgee is very ill. Mrs, Bert Stafford of Barre ls helping caro for her. The Good Templars gave a sugar Boclal at their hall on Wednesday evening. All en joyed agood tlme. Mrs. John Worcester was called to Plain field on Wednesday on accountof the Illness of her mother, Mrs, Charles Lombard, Rev. Mr. Colburn has flnlshed preaching here for the present. His friends regret his going away and hope he may soon recover. Cabot. Mrs. M. D. Warren was called to Water bury last week by the sudden death of her brother. Edwin Webster of East Boston has pur cbased the resldence formerly known as the Wallace Stevens placo. Frank Blanchard, Btage driver to Marsh field, who has been serlously ill with mea sles, is slowly lmproving. Fast Day Bervices wlll be observed In the Congregatlonal church on Friday evening at half-past seven o'clock. Soveral from this place attended the dls trlct meetlng of the Daughters of Rebekah held ln Barre last week and report a very enjoyable tlme. At the graduating exercises of the Ontario Vetorinary College, at Toronto, on March 20, Carl W. Flsher recetved flve flrst prlzes, Including two ailver modals, all flrst prlzes of tho juulor class, which numbors about elghty. Tho Lowor Cabot Reading Club met with Mrs. J. M. Flsher on Monday ovoning, March 29. At the olose of the reading sugar and doughnuts wero served. Forty-flve members were present. Mrs. Josle Meader, Buccessor to Mrs. L, 0, Lanco, in the mllllnery buslness, goes to market this week to purchaso her spring and BUinmer stock of goods. She has se curod, for the coming season, Mlss Harrlot Little, of Boston. an experienced and well recotnmended trlmmor. Unconditional surrender, is the only terms those famoua little pllls known as DoWltt'a Llttlo Early Rlsers wlll make with constl patlon, slck headache and stomach troubles. W. E. Terrlll & Co,, Montpelier, Vt. Middlesex. Unitarlan services were held at the church on Sunday afternoon. J. S. Viles has added an automatlo llght rogulator to his plant. The BUgar party at the hotel, glvon by the Dnltarlans, was a success and thoso who at tended onjoyed a feast. WIUlo Ileonolcke, who was so severoly Injured by scaldlng, a week ago, ls growing worse. Dr. Ketup was summoned to attend him ou Monday afternoon. TnB"Klng of Liulments" should be ln every homo. Neurotlo 011 ls positlvely the only linlment that can be callod a gonoral household remedy, It ls iufalliblo for all the countless achos and palus which ilesh ls holr to, and ls safoly used, elther lnternally or externally, by even the youngest chlld. It acts qulckly, relleving pain at once. A bottlo of Neurotlo 011 costs but twenty-flvo cents and wlll work wonders,