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VERMONT WATCBHAN & &TATB JOURNA.L WEDNESDAY MARCH 22. 1899.
Stttatignum Jnnnwl. WEDNESDAY, MAltOn 22, 1899. AUTHUR ROPE8, Qonoral Bdltor. A Stittcezo in Siif?ar. How tho ncccesuries of Hfo, nnd in parlicular ono of Iho commonoet of theeo, nro mado tho stakcs for which stock gnniblors play, is agnln bIiowd by tho lnto flurry in sugnr slocks, Iho tcrm by whlch tbo consolidatod sugar rcfln ing inlorcst of tho country lo known. Thoro woro intiroations oarly on Thursday of somothing to happon in eugnr stocks on that dny, and thlB is what occurrod. Tlio atock oponod at 141, only i per cent abovo Wodneaday'a cloae. Iu the flrst hour lt roso by fractlons to 1U, and by noon liad olimbed to 148. Upward lt wont, wlth ever-lncroaslng rapldlty, tho bult pool buy ing witli Btoady dotormlnatlon to oxhaust tho ahott luterest, and tho torrlfled abortB coverlng tliolr coutracta all along tho llno aud thus addlng to the impotus. In a fow tnluulea 1C0 had beon reached, and thon on 100-sharo aaloa 1G4 and 16G, Thoro waa a aalo ot 300 aharea at 1C0, and ono at 1G9, and 800 aharoa want at 170, tho hlghest of tho day, Iroin whlch figuro tho prlco gradually easod oft to 154J, Biibsoquently rallylng to 1023, and solllng oft agaln to 150J at tho cloae, a net advanco for tho day ot 10 per cent. Tho ruah of buying orderB, and of Btop-loas ordera from tho shorta, carrted the stock In a scant flvo nitnutoa all tho way frotn 1B4 to 170. Thero woro all sorts of storios qb to tho origin of tbo "aqueczo," rumors of trado acreonionts botwcon tbo rival sugar kinge, of tbo purchaso by tho America 8ugar Itcflnlng Company of otbor largo refining proporties, all of whlch woro poaitively doniod. Tho story that roceivod tho largost cndorsomonc was that tho npward movomont was tho handiwork of tho Standard 011 intorosts whlch, it is aaid, havo beon for somo timo quietly ab sorbing sugar certiQcatos. Thoso havo alliances, it is undorstood, with nn in flucntial competitor of tho grcat sugar combino and under cortain circum atancos migbt go into tho sugar refln ing business. In thia conncction tho New York Tribunt's roport of the re cent movement says: Accordlng to Wall Street men, harmony could be reatorod by the ouatlng from con trol of the presont management of tho American Sugar Refining Company, and tbo onstlng could be accompllsbod, lt was sald, by the acqulaltton by the Btandard Oll men of a majorlty of tho sugar compa ny 'a atock. And the Standard 011 resources are largo. Of the condilions existing boforo tho disturbanco of Thursday, and of the oporations that accompaniod thc ad vance the 2Vt'6une' roport says: So many mluor operatora had sold angar ihort and were conaequently sufTerera In Tbursday's campaign that after tho price had been forced to 170 large blocka of the stock were thrown lnto the market agaln by brokers for tho bull pool, wlth the re. sult that the prlco aoon dropped nearly twenty polnta, onabllng the "little fellows" to covor at comparatlvely small loaa, and i ii n i . i , . . . , serloua effect on the genoral market. It is undorstood that tho sugar company "in. slders" however, dld not cover, but put up aa much margln as waa requlred. Largo sums of monoy woro undoubt edly mado by poraons who were hold ing lucky numbors in tho lottory of epeculotion. Into their pockots havo gono tho lossos of tho unfortunatos, who, in tho wbirlagig of buying and selling, will seek their opportunity to prey upon thoso who havo gorged their bank accounts wlth tho gains of Thurs day'a "squeeze." Wnr's Fatnlitles Ecllpsed, Fatalities greator than the casuaHics of battle, heroism and daring equaling tbo exhibitions on tho dock of battle ship or fleld of war, flll full tho etory of the awful calamity in tho city of New York. It is simply incomprc heusiblo that a building so largo as tho Windsor should bo so epccdily wrapped in flamcs. A Dro starting in tho night mlght gain an irresistiblo headway. Fearful loss of life might rosult from a night flre in a crowded hotel, when people nro asleop in thoir bods. But thia calamity occurrod in the full light of day, when tho hotol forco was up and on duty, whou its occupants wero astir, whon overy circumstanco oxcopt ono waa fiwnrnhln fni- Hin Diinnnaaf.il resistance of flro and for saving life. But this vory circumstanco seoms to havo led to a fatal delav at tbo timn whon seconds aro always most prccious for resistancc, at tho boginning of a ure. incredullty turned a deaf ear lo warnings to tho ofllcials that tho hotel was burning. dtroets packed with peoplo honoring io momory of Iroland's patron saint nlnvnrl anmnnrr In llm nlni.iv. I . l,n rn nnnftrimnnr. imnnind ita ai.riT.nl hn fnt.nl DnnnA nnrl.tntnrfnrnfl tjtKIi Ita tirao is coramonly measurcd, but Iiav worn p.nntnrlpn In Ihn nrvw.i-nrn.inn j u-.fcUUKJf hat had arison. Ilut with all thcBo al- owances. nnu a i ot uors t nit mnv hn nado. tho suddon flashlnL'of tho flnmn.R brough tho vast structuro, from streot j roof, through all its groat area of orridors and rooras, could hardly havo building beon especially preparcd th high inflammablcs for a funoral re, and all its chambers fhed by n cn oi iuo oicctric oution. Onco Moro tho Orcgou. Admlral Dowoy's dospalch, that tho battlcship Orcgou had arrlvod nt Ma nilla "in at conditlon for duty" wos just liko tho 110 w hl8torlc ship, and just us all tho world oxpcotod. It was as If tho Admlral hud sald, 'Tho auu roso this mornlug in Qt conditlon for duty." A ycar ngo tho Orogou aallod from San Fratioisco for tho Wost Indios undcr hurry ordors. Tho last of May sho ro- ported to tho uavy dopartment from off Jupitor inlot, Florida. For six wooks, wlthout ccssation, sho had beon stron- uouely plowing tho brino, covoring 14,000 milcs of troublod wotors wlth out dolay or accldout. Hor ordors woro to eo to Hamnton Itoads if iu noed of ropalrs, to Koy West if flt for duty Sho wont to Koy Wost, and on tho morning of July 3, with wator iu all hor boilors, steam up and all hor cn glucs at work tho only battlcship of all tho blockading flcot in tbis flt con ditlon for the omorgency tbat had bccn for a month imnonding "wont for" tho foromost fugltivo of Corvora's squadron, passlng the Iowa'Miko a raco horse," exceedlng hor trlal epood, toss- ing licr blg 13-luch shclls into tho Cris tobal Colou and driving tho Spaniard on lo tlio beacu. This rccoru was glory enough for one ship. But after a briof rospite, in obediouce to ordcrs, tho Oregon ogain lurncd hor prow toward Capo Jiorn, and having again navigatod half tho globo, turns up on tlmo at Manila, "in flt condition for duty." Tho trulh rcspecting this famous ship is strangor than tho flction of tbo most alluring sca novel. Impoudiug ConflicL Tho Picenix of Brattleboro, recog nlzed as scmi-ofllclally tho mouthpieco of Gon. Grout, makcs this announco ment: "An lmportant polltlcal dovelopment of the week ls the aaaurance that Gen. W. W Orout will not agaln be a candldato for Repreaentatlve in Congreas. No ofliolal an' nouncement haa appeared to thia offect, but the atatement la mado on unquestionod au thorlty. Thia probably moans that the genoral propoaea to center hls cfforta on the senatorlal contest." One after anothcr the signs appear that tho Beason of 1000 will be, on both eides of the State, and throughoul its length and breadtb, ono of tho most activeand interesting in all Vermont's history. It is not clear that the ap polntment of Judge lloes lo the Son- ate Bimpliflod the impending senatorial contest. Indeed, a new element may havo been thereby introduced into the commotion that will bo increasing in volumo and intensity from this timo till tho sccond Tucsday in October, 1000. Mixed up' with tho contontion for tho oflico of Senator, will bo a red hot light in each (congrcsBional district and the issues of tho national canvass. All things will contributo to the fervor of politicB in Vermont in the closing yoar of tho contury. Fkedetiick M. Barstow, a son of cx-Gov. J. L. Barstow of Shelburne, died at his father's homo on Thursdav ovening. Lieut. Barstow was a soldior in the lato war, as his father had beon in the greal civil war. Again, as in thousands of othcr casos, tbe martial spirit of the sire deecended to tho son, and the ready answor camo when the government callod for volunteers. The young man graduated from tho Uni versity of Vermont, and becamo a clvil enginoer. Enllsting in May, he passed with credit tho compotttive oxamination for a placo in tho ongin eere, and he was commisBioned flrst lioutenant of Company F, Third regi mont, in that dopartment of tho sorvice. Lieutonant Baratow Berved at various places in tho South. He rosignod late in January becauso of poor health, and roturned to his homo. No particular solicitudo was arousod till a day or two before his deatb, when his disoaso waa pronouncod to bo typhoid fover. Tho end camo vory suddonlv. Ex-Gov. Barstow, knowii and hlghly respectod turoughout tho State, and tho young wife, will havo tho warmest evmna- thies of all Vermonlers in thoir Iosb of son and husband. MAJon DEWEltiTT. a mombor of tho sloff of Genoral Otie, is in AVasbington on Bick leavo. As he camo dircct from Manila, hls oplnion is ontitlod to woight. uo Baiu: "JSobody who has seon tho Fhllippines could ovor bo in favor of Burrenaenng thcm. I am Batisfled that it is to tho best intoresls of this country to keep thom, for thoir rosourcce aro varled and valuablc, and thoy will ovontually be a Bourco of larcro nroflt. It is not going to tako a vory great wnllo to complotelv reduco tho inBnr. gont Filipinos to Bubicctiou. Tho morn onlightonod and woll-to-do class of mixcd Spanlsh blood aro quito willing that -this govornmont Bhould establlsh its sovoroignty." One oftor anothor tho formallticB that will pcrfect. tho Btato of poaco bo- tweon tho United Stales aud Spain aro belng comploted. Tho Quoon Rocont of Spaln has Bignod tho troatv of noaco. Tho noxt Btop ls tho oxchango of ratl- llcutlons. Spaln may sond a spoclal onvoy for this forraality or M. Oambon, Iho Fronch ambassador, tho agont of Spaln in tho iutortnodlary ncgottations, may porform thia duty, thus oxpcdit itig tho flnal act aud brlnglng about at onco tho rosumption of dlroct dlplo mallc rolatlons, intcrruptod somo olov on months ogo whon tho Spanlsh min lstcr botook himsolf to tho Dominlon on tho dcclaratlon of war ugaiust hlB govornmont by tho United Statca. Pkay hoavon that tho roports from ovor the broad Paciflc that hostllitics thoro may ond at any timo havo a eolld basis of roason. It is tho sort of cll mnx tho Filipinos should haston, if thoy wish to avort extormlnatlon, and lt is an cnding of an unnaturnl con flict this nation, and thousands of its peoplo vory partlcularly, will vory joy fully wolcomo, On Monday, and all through tho night, "Tho gigantlc Btorm wlnd of tho cquluox" bold hlgh and furious carnlval, and to-day tho scason of "othoreal milduess" has its formal oponing. Iu tho brlghl sunlight and tho imporial bluo above, rathor than in what onsbrouds tbo landscapo and is under foot, is tbo promiso of vcrnal airs and applo blossoms. Admlral Dowey cannot flud timo, and, doubtlcss, ho hasn't tho inclina lion, to writo lottorB disparaging tho cfforts of othor ominont naval borocs. His oxamplo is commcndnd to tho at tontiou of a fow noisy commandors, PrcBs, New York. the lato nows irom Manila is cn couraglng. Tho actlvo campaign against Aguinaldo has rcsultcd in broaking tho backbono of tho Philip pine rovolt. Evcrythiug now polnts to a speody onding of tho flghting, and tho capturo of Aguinaldo is hoped for. Amoassauor uuoaio trou on somo very thin eggs in his flrst speech to the Britons, but ho doesn't appear to havo cracked a einglo ehell. So much for his excellent humor and his raro ora torical agility. Boston Horald. To peoplo at thin distanco fromMa nila it looks as if Col. Aguinaldo, not Gon. Wheaton, wero commanding the flylng column. Lnst of n Notablc Fnmlly. The death of Mlss Upham, In tho Wind sor sacrlflce, of whlch theio ls now llttlo room for doubt, marka tho practical extmc tlon of ono of tbo earller and most notablo famlliea ot Montpelier. Willlam Upham waa born In Lelcestor, Masa., Augustn, 1792, Hla father settled onafarm In Montpelier In 1802. Willlam waa unfortanate in hla boyhood, aa mla fortune ia sometlmea counted, recelving bo aevere an accldent to hla rlght haud that amputation wanrenderodneceaBary. Illa ca oapaclty for manual labor belng thua crlp pledbowaa giren the bonefltof the then exlstins moans for obtaining a "llberal odu catlon," Btmlied law in the offlce of Judge I'rentiss, one of tho beacou llghts of the town'a and the State'a earller history, and waH admitted to the bar in 1811. The young lawyer Bedulonaly put asldo atnbi tlon for polltlcal dlatinction and asHiduoualy practicod hls professlon. He was among the rnost ominent of a tlme pecullarly pro llflo In emlnent lawycrs. De waa an ailvo cato of great dtstlnctlou, and when, tn the historlc Ilarrlflon campaign, he stepped be yond hla professional bounds, tbrowlnc all IiIb powers Into the canvass for tho Whlg candldato for tlio presidency, ao grcat waa the poraonal famo he achieved, ho waa ohoBen to the Ubited States Senate In 1812 to succeed Sonator Orafta. He waa elected to a aecond term but dled before Ita ezpira tlon, In Washington, January 14, 1853. Ku loglea by the moat emlnent publlc mon of iuo uinBi Biioweu now nigu a rank tliia Ver mont Sonator had attalned In the national councua. Two sons and two dauchtors wero linrn to Mr. and Mrs. Upham Willlam X,, who choso his father'a professlon, moved to Ohio and became tho neor of thn Hnnlmrn State'a leadlng attorneya; Gharlea C, a pay- uiaaicr iu vuo uuiieu ovaies navy; saran Sumner, tho wlfo of Georgo Langdon, and Annette, the victlm of the Wludaor. All aro now gone, tbough tbere are anr vivors of the aecond and third geuerations, desceBdlng from Willlam Upham, tbo only uuuu uuviuk cuuurun. ivmong luese ts Cbarles Upham of Ohto, hlmaelf a lawyer, wuu uua ueeu uu uucaaionai viBiior to Mont pelier. Tn rpnalllnrr tlm 'iirnntu nt t.n .. t . . - . -uu.u.wu.o ui .uo iiaai, n u i - vIvIde membera of tbe old miAnl nf rnat. dents recall the clrcnmatance, In connec tion with tho tragio fate of Mlss Upham, that death haa often conio to membera of iuia iamnv uy some unaccuBtomed courae unnator Uptiam dled in Washington of amall pox, aecluded from all who wero near anu uoar to lilm. Mrs. Langdon, tempor arily at the Unltod Statea hotol in Boston In May, 1888, waa eolzed wlth apoplexy during tho night, alono In hor room, and ln the mornlng, when dlscovored, waa uncon scioua, hor room boaring ovldonco of her uuoriB 10 summon assistance. Ubarlea 0. dled ln Montpelier under unnattiral clrcum staucos. Tho fearful end of Mlsa Upham comnletes a atory of traclo afid unwnnioil tormlnatiou of Hfo that is rarely found In a itimiiy recorn. Undoubtodly, at some approprlate tlmo, ln aorao proper way, aervlcos will lo held ln this city in commomoratlon of Mlsa Up ham'a life and doath, wlien the reapect In whlch she was held and tho feollnga of thia communlty In vlow of her dlstresoftil taklug off will huve adu(uato oxprosalon. Wn8liiiigloii Cotinfy Court. Wlmn nnti.l rnnniirrn.iuil f n. ,1 n f . tlio trlal of State ni7a1n!t. DHiitiltit xvaa nnm- monced. Mlss Nelllo Dennliii!. the re- apoudent, wnn Indlcted for Hettlng flro to tho houso lu whlch sho llvedat No, 20, 1'ros pect street. Harro. Connsol for tho re s)oudeiit demurred to tlio indlctmeut. Judae Thompson over ruled tho demurrer, Tirn fnrtno Irvnnntlnnu 1... . 11 .w. ...... MAininunn uj IIU1UUUUI1V. IV, A. Hoar and J. P. Lamson appear for tho QI.i)m, T IU .1 llr mtr r t for rHHpomlent. niint inrnr vl.af l.n.l lm.... Hummoned woro oalleil and aworn, Forty wuuosses tor tUo Btato have beon mim- llinnnd tn tlllHPHan Tt la .1... will laBt two weekB. lhework of puttlng Iu ovldonco for tho proHoeutlou lu the caee of BUto ugnliiHt Uontilng contluuos. J. 1. Liimson ar rlvod on Tuotdiiy and Is aB.ilatlng Stato's Attomey Hoar for tho Btato. Suvoral meiu- lll.tM nf i.lll. lt.irrn flrn .l..n...t..... amlnud ou TuoBday, regardlng thn condi- houso when thoy respomlod to tho alurui, Walter Comstook of South Harro cliarged wlth u broach of thn nonnn waa iirm.,.i, lnto oourt hiiiI hls bull wai flxod at 8200. J. V. RrimiiMir nt Rnutli tl . 7 , . w wmwimi lo aurety for hla appearanco. Tlio Indiistrlnl Scltuol. The llttlo noonlo of the cltv nttiuullnrr thn IndiiBtrial School havo recently completed n "pufl" to whlch u speclal lnterost ut- taciies. xno articto ib mailo up of Bfiuarca, lu thn uaanl form of tho orthodox "puff." All tho "ovor Bowlng" waa tho work of tho jonnger chlldreu, tlio "tylng" und tho fln lshlug cif tho Hdges bolng douu by the older ont'8. Tho workinanshlp la hlghly credit able to thn nklll of tho llttlo llugora, tho HulBhod fabrio is good to look upon nnd hlghly Btiggeatlvo of comfort ln a cold wln tor night. All this ls Interesting, but an atr of ro inatiCH U glven to the clroumitanco ot the producllun of a commonplaco urtlcln of houHehoId comfort by thn faot that the "puff" la to bo nresonted to Mrs. Lzz!n Morae Uiugbam, a graduato ot tho aohonl, nnd recnntly marrlod. Mra. Binghaiu, Inco 1. ..,.!. ..,.!., ........ .1 '. I .iu. lauuniiuu. nuiuu L111UU joilin UKU IJHB Iwon atoachorln thcichool and la deuply lu tnrested lu tho Instltullon.to whlch bIio Itols that Hlio ln lilalily Indoolod for whnleaomo and UBeful procopt and practlco. Thotigh nving (imtd a itistauce out ot town Alrs. Blugham comea nearly ovory woek to as slst ln tho work of tho bu'uool. Tlow maiiv ncotilo ln thia cltv aro know. lng to the exlatencaand nrefamlllar with tho work of the Iuduatrlal Hshool, and how many more uuderstaiid that it haa neods, vory prnsslng oncs, and asBlst ln mipplylng lliem? Some yeara ago tho Montpelier Educatlonal and Bonovolent ABBOciatlon waa formed. Ita maln ob ct was lo nro. vldo neody chlldreu wlth propor ralment to onablo thcm to attond thn publlc aohonl, The Industrlal School la tho ohild of thia associatlon. It la tho buslnees end of tl o organizatlon. It was formed to tcach the childreu themselvoa to asslst In carrilue out tho purpose of the aBsoclatlon. During hor Hfo tlmo tho School inet at Mra. Anu Dillon'H, who gavo lt Bheltor aud fuel, and contrlbuted by her labora and moans to Us anpport and practical usofuluoBs. Now the meetings arp holil wcokly, on Siturday iuiurnnons, m a room auotieii tor tuo pur pon in tho Unlon School bulldlmr. The child soemH lately to bo Bhlfilng for ltsoti, and ls, lndood, uotli patron aud child. Ita groat noed la toachers. and the moans to carry on Ita phllanthropio work garmenta, or the matorlal for thom, for glrls or boya, or money to buy earments or mtorlals. Somo thirty to forty chlldreu atlaiul tho school, A toachor Is neednd for overy oight ur iuu uuimren. a niunodroi laotea, nnr ried aud unmarrlod, havo been givlng their timo and labora to this work of practical and unoatontatloua charity. InstitutlonB of varioua klnda clamor for nuhlio monnv, The Induatrial School seoms to be depond- oni on sucu reaourcea as came irom lieaveu to aomo of the prophota of old to carry on ita good work. But bo deservlug an luatltutlon buuuiu noi no ioit to sucu Uncortaln and raeager Bupport aa the ravena may brlng it. Opgn-handed and abundant contribu tions Bhould How into ita treaaury or atoro room. Volunteers to teach ought to come lorwaru. uive tlio iuduatrlal School a llft. Mra. Q. B. B. Denny, we bellevo, la lta prealdent, and Mra. C. W. Guernaoy ita treaanrer. Extend to the School tho glad anu open uanu. Awful Firc. Nkw York, March 17. Juat aa tho St. Patrick's Day parade waa passlng the Windaor Hotel, corner ot 47th Street and Fifth avonue, flamea were aoon burstiug from the roof of the hotel. Ten mlnutes later the nro was roarinu throueh the inter ior of the hotel and all meana of escape by moans of stairways and elovators wero cut ou anu tuere waa tuo wlluest acene of ox cltement wlthtn and wlthout the bulldlncr. Hundreda ot guests and employees were In the hotel when the flre broke out and for many of thom eacape wlth aatety waa im posslble. Probably from ten to flfteen llvos were lost withln a balf hour and thirty or forty other persona were Iniured In jumnlng from windowa and ln rushlng through tbe roartng ilamos ln the corrldora and on tho stairways. Many who were injureu tueu later at uearoy reetuoncos and at hoapltala. and otbera who mado wlld leaps to the stono atdewalka were so badly injureu tnat tnoy aro stlll liovering betweeu nie anu ooaiu. The list of dead lnclndes Mra. Warren T. Loland, wife of tbe proprletor of tbo hotel, wuu uieu ai ine riower uospitai irom DurnB, anu aiiss iieion ieianu, tueiruaugli ter, who was klllod by jumping from a win dow to the asphalt pavemeut below. When tho flro broke out Fifth Avonue waa crowded wlth people watchlng the pa- rane. isvery winuow ln tbo Irontol tbo bo. tel faclng Fifth Avenue waa (llled with apectators, watchlng the marchlng men and lloata in the street. The day waa all that could be dustred and an unusually large numDor oi peopie were on tbe streots on iuat account, a lacc wbicn lnterfered not a little wlth the movementa ot the flremen anu pouco. as aoon as tbe tlames woro llrst macovered abootlng from the windowa tbat part ot tho St. Patrick processlon whlch waa near the bulldlnor camo to a halt and In a fow minutea the parade waa illa- uanoeu, ior tue poucacameruBbingtowards tlii flre from everv dlrectlon and an far hh thoy wero able, drovo tho peoplo from tbe streots. Ono aiarm after anothor waa turn ed tn and tho flrst of the flre enginos were not long in appeatlng upon tbe acene and they rushed alone tho streots and cot into poaltlon for aervice. In addltlon to tbo reg- uiar gueata oi tuo uotel tbo windowa were crowded by a large number of spoctators, realdenta of the city, who had congregated thero to wttnesa the parade. Aa soon aa the flromen could get their scallng laddera lnto positlon they olimbed the sides ot the building and enterod at every winuow wuere tnere was an unfor tunate guost apnealluc for asalstanAA and many cases of herolo rescue were wltness ed by tho throng In tho street. At the cor nor of 47th street and Fifth Avenue dlroct- ly acrosa irom tbo botel is tho homo ot Mlsa ueien uouut and at ber dlrectlon many ot the Iniured were carried tbere and were treated by phyalclana and nursea whom aho had flent for. In tho moantlmo tbe chlef of poltce had telephoned to every hoa pltal ln tho city asklng that assistanco be houi io me nro suuerera. Ambulancea forcod thoir way through tho crowda aa qulckly aa posslble and the tnjured people who had mado tho frlghtful leaps from tho hotol wludows wero placed in them and re rnoved to tho hoapltalj. Several ocoupanta of tho hotel appeared at tho windowa of tho Blxth aud aeventh atorloa and oven on tho roof and made their leaps to the streeta from thoao polnts, Very fow of them es caped either Instant death or injurles whlch resultod ln their death a Bhort timo lator. How many persona are burled in the rulns is not known, but several woro aeon to Jump whose bodios have not beou reoov ered. A young man apparontly, au om ploye, iumpod from tho roof ou tho 10th atroet Blde of tho hotel. Another unknown man Jumped on tho Fifth avenue sldo and two moro were aeon to jump Irom tho rear. bhortly atter that two womun Jumpod from tho roof to th ) court yard below. It la known tbat two of these ot loast aro doad. Eyo wltnesses aay thoy saw a woman throw a child from a wlndow and fall a moment lator hersolf jmt boforo tho collapso of ono of tho walls. Aa yet no traco of theso bo dios haa lioeu found. A gueat at tho hotol who was watchlng tho parade llghted a clgar and threw tho atlll burnlug match asldo. It fell Into tho folda of a lace curtaln. In an lnstaut tho illiiiHy fabrlc was ublaze aud as lustantly tho tlamoa ahot to Burrnuiidlnr ilrannrlnn This, from all tho accounts, waa tho origin of tho holocauat in whlch many human Im ings perlshed aud othora woro Havoroly mangled whllo helplons thousanda looked on ln wlld horror. 4 Tlio Bean Momorlal inwn linll ut v.u Fairlee was burnod on Saturday. Tho blllldlllL' whh thn irtrt. nf Mu A !,.,,. Il.. aud cost about iSt.OOO. It was insured In tho Voriuont Mutual. Jackaou Lodgo of Masons, who had a hall in tho building, lose all Ulielr furiilshlngs, rocorda nnd papora. Tho oatiBo of tho tlro is iiiiknown. Afurrn-fn nml Tn.mt,. r..,in,ln . .. who wern rnnnrtml lnHt ln tlin Wliiilunp i,n. tel (Ire nro both Bafo. Thoy wero not In the hotel at tho tlmo the flro broko out. Ht, Pntrlck llouorcd. Tho Htltertalntnolit olvon Frldav nvnnlnir undbr Ihn attHplcea of St, Petor'a Court, Cathollo Ordur uf Foresters, lu their hall ln hnwrencn building ln bonor of St. 1'at- ricK auu lur llio uoneiU of St. Augua tinn'a churoli, wm well attondod and was a most plt'asaut aud onturtalntng nffiilr. w. tr, Katlng acted aa maater of OJro iiioiiIkr. Ho openod tlio progratn by lulro duclng Liuls Liliell, who delfghtud hls audlenco by a fow cholce aeleo Iuiih on the grophophuiin, whloh woro excnptlotially good. Vocal Bolos by Frod Whlttler, Mlss ICath orliie Flood aud (Jluirles M. A. Utiliilso wero woll at'l-ctod and met with groat favor by tbo auillencn, Master Whlttler belng obllged to roapoud to an encoro. Tlio cotnot solo by W. D. I'ulvnr of Mau. chester, N. II., clarinet solo by Jaaius Je riiuw, vlolln aolo by Oharlos J. Miuogo, (luto aolo by O W. Brown, aoronade for lltilo and clarinet by Messia. Ilrovu and Jeromo aud aoug and danco by Iyju Hoborta woro all woll nxeoutod and ivure roceivod wlth prolouiiod applause. An lmprovlfo 1 orches'ra of six ploces rcndered aeveral Boloctlons whlch wero credltably oxecutod. Tho orobostra was ably Boconiled at thn plano by IMwnril Canuing, Mrs. T. K. OU ilinn, Mm Mattle liadord of tbla city aud Mlss Julla Llmogo of.BurllnKton. Whon tho progrum was abour, half finlsh- on ino apfaKer of tbo ovonlng, ilv. Ur. H. Oahlll, was intrnducfil bv Itev. Father W J. O'dltlllVatl. Dr Cnlllll tnnlr fnr liU ml. jHCt, "Sjiiio of tho Oharacterls'ici of thn irisn iwco." ln opiuing his hdtirnss hn sald that the oharacierifltlCH of a raco can best be found lu atudyiig i's history. Dr. Oahlll ia recontlv from Hfo has boon Hpant atuoug the people whoso trlala of character he so ably dnplctod. Hn haa a tluh broguo whlch li both mu'lcnl aud effrtctivo. l'ho cbaractorlstlcs to whioii be callnd particular atteutlon as belng pjg. HHSfOlbv thu Tri-.li wnrn ll,tlllv r llberty, patlence, vlrtue, valor, fear of God and aelf aacrlflci). In an eloquont and Bcholarly tuannfr hn recountod h.storlcal akotches lllmt.rativn ot Uoir thnsn tralts had boon rnpcatedly dlspUyed by tho Irlsh not oniy on cnu a son imt ln otbercliinoi. Crntllc Songs of Many Nnlions. The chlldreii'a Concert to be glven at tho Young Men'a Ohilstlan Asrociatlou next Thursday aftornooa and Frlday eveblug ls no mere recital of pleaslug songs but ls a roall.v Interesting and iustructlvo collectton of lullablea. Tho molodlea are ploai-lt g mauy ot them very quaint. The chtldren in their brlght varled coBtumes nnke a charmlng plcturo, and tbere la a conatant uu aiDDnuio uiiuuku iur ino eye auu ear But above the more pleasure from lta per fcrmance tho concnrt lnu n ilUiinni aiimn tnnlnal vntitn Tnniil.v Intn . 1. i .. . the lullaby ia most Interesting, bringlng one lnto the Hne of research touchlng folk lore. Tho lullaby Ia perhapa the oldest u.uj u, bkijk iu oxiBieuce, anu ceriainiy - J " -vbu.u UQm. U1UPII;. Tho gllmpso of tho mannera and costutnes ui unmi iieuym uut au enucauonai liitlii' enco. About one hundred chlldren repio aentlng Scotch, Norweglan, Fronch, Itallan, Swediah, German, Japanese, Bohemlan Indlan, Negro, Kusslan and Amorio.iu na tlonalltiea will alng the actual lullablea oi theBe people and bo approprlately costumod North tieltl. Luclan Wjbb of Randolph was ln town overSunday. Itev. Q. J. Sutherland preached at Bethtl and Royalton on Sunday. Company F. will glve an old and young folks' hall Aprll 7, at Armory hall. O. A. Edgerton was at Barre on Imeluois Frlday and Saturday of last woek. The graded and hlgh school commenced this mornlng tho aprlng term of twelvo weeks. Plans have been recelved for Dowey hall whloh ia to bo bullt at Norwich Unlveral y In honor of Admlral Dawey. The annual communicatlon of DeWltt Olluton Lodge of Masons is to bo held Sat urday evenlng, April 1, at Masonlc hall. Mra. Phll S. Itandall and danghtor of El lnndalo, N. D., vislted last woak at F. O. Howe's. She atarted for her homo Monday morning. F. L. Howe & Go. have boen awardod tho contract for the oreotlon of a largo Swedo granite monumentat Essex Junotlon. They nre also at work on one for partlesat Waits field. Capt. H. W. Hovey, Twenty-fourth United Statea Iulautry, who haa beon ata tloned at Norwich Uulversity the paat threo years, has recelved ordera from tbe war dt parttnent to Jolu his regiment at Salt Lake Olty. The membera of Company F, Flrst Ver mont regiment, will aoon rccolve tho med ala of honor for Bervice in the Spania -American war. They are preaontod by Ool. W. 8. Wobb and aro mado from uiotal taken from Cervera'a flag ahlp. Ilaudolph Centor. Rev. Georgo O. Howo of Randolph nrnAP.llAll At. thn Mntliiulla nlmrnl. lna. c... day, ln oxchange wlth the paator. Hov. J. E. walker, for twenty-flve yeara a miBsionary of the American Board, ln fllltnn. rravn nn tntnrnatlnr. n,lilnc.u n .1... atudents of the Normal achool Frlday, wlth Bjieuini reiereuue iu 1110 ouucauonai leaturos of that country. Sunday evenlng he occu- nfml tlm linn n na.inl ...1.1 II- npon lta rellglona developmenf, at tho Con- girnuuijai vuuiyui weeks of llngerlng HlneBS N. S. Olark reach- un vuvi wuu uiru a ijuu ceniury oi nrominftnn.rt ln thia rnmmitnUT i.otnn v.wwuu.i.t umiufj ai talnotl nearly tbo age of eeventylivo yn&r?. resented the town at Montpelier witli credit to tho oftlce and honor to bitnsolf. Hh waa a m nn nf tnHnnn In fnrtnur irar0 tm i.t - - ... j niD u v uaiu geueroua to a fault, hls confldonce had been nli.iun.l 1... 1,:.. ..1IA TT .. . . """' "i u" hiiiuwi, ao wiii uo mucii mlsBed by those who havo knon n hlm best and were thnrnfnrn tnnur. fnmlHnr wi.i. i.n good (lualltltm he possesstd. He was hiirlod Saturoar under the ausplceB of tho Pha'iiix Ijodge of Masons to whloh ho bolonged. Roxbury. Mra. T.nnn Dnilrrn nf lla.-nn i.lalt.l 1 r..il Wnlter Dunsmoor, last week ' nnrtia n.,in, n...1 l.la 1 .1. 11 1 from Lincoln ou Tuesihiy of last week to vislt their aunt, Mrs. Jnck Loveland. Ftftnnn nf tlin vi.,1,11. rin.,A ..f m 1.. II - . iiidiiii. 111 vjj.umu ixuya pavo him a plonsant surpriso nt liis homo on cluelly in playing gnmes. Uofreslimoiits woro served aud a nleasnnt timo was i.nii.v..,! I,v nll prcsent. Tho concert givon by the siiigiiig school last nday oveniug wiw attondud hy 11 small yet inrociatlva fLtidinnpn. 'riinrii w.n... nK. ,.1...... twonty-cight ticketa sold. This was partly owing to the fnct that thero was .1 travuling entertiiiiinient iu town 011 the sanio evenlng. r.nnn flniurliti.i. nf M .,..,1 f. l l.'nl , "i 'vf-";v ...... 'n. .i. xj, vjiiiiau and M. A. Dickinsou both of this plaee, wero nmrried at tho honio of tho brido last Wedims dav hv Kv Wnllnr l),.li nf V.,.tl.i:..l.l 'l'i... lmppy couplo enjoyed a short woddiiig totir to Moutrual, rotiirning Saturday. They aro now uuaruiiiK ui liio i. uiiimnian iiouso. uas .tiinu i ., i i,M .........i .i..rTr..Tr. i i i.r a ... . V ,""i;i n'U lilllll uniiuu hy W. O bliopheiil, Mr, Sliepherd will nnnu llls flllllllv tn tlin viltrK.n Tf,n r3...l fii . - .,W V.IMJ11 leiuplars aro relieainnig for n play entitled "Iho.Stngo Striick Yaiikeo." to he givcii iu tuo near tuturo. : Fnyetto .Srnitli has liit ed tho Heiiiau Averill fnrin and will niovo llllllil flnm T,,,ll,i;.,l.l M. V A IKu. is ono of thu latest victiins of tho grip. ' A iiuiiiber irom this placo attended a danco in n,niiiiai-tiiu iiV.'.i :..i.. im I.. ....... ,,,u x.n.i.j iuiii. itiiiiiu ruriy linS linilll lllliriiirnil tn Is.in.i tlin .l t.w. 1. 'i. at 0. J. Duriiham's mill. Mrs. I.ouiso llall nnd M. C Chiiso woro 111 Montpelier on lnday. O. W. Orcutt is qulta seriously "I- illss Mnry (lushea and llciirv lloll wero nmrried iu Northfield on Sntunlnv. A lirilvi,i-tiwnti,iir .L.ill 1... I...1.1 ... tl.n Flats on Frlday, evening. Frank Mar toll vmtcd old friends in town lastwook. Unrro. A SOIl waa linrn lunt. Huliirihiv tn Mr. nnd Mra. Jatnoa Imlah. A son was lioin nn Mnnilav tn Mr. nnd itrs. Wllllaiu Molr. Mra. Frank MnWhnrtnr tu vUllimr rnln. tlvoi ln Manchester, N. II. Adailirlnor wuh luirti mt. WimIiii.uiIuv tn Mr. and Mrs. Jamoa Caron. M14S Lllmi Alllil rntilrm.it lnut. Tlinimlav to hor homo In Halifax, N. 8. MIB. Ii. M. Wl Ihiim U llin Diinht. nf I)r. and Mra. G. 0 Mlloholl at St. Albatis. Mm. n (llia.1..,. nt nt....nl - Kt ir Is vlsltlng Mra, Frank Siwtello, her daui;li. ter. Olllef Ot I'lllll'.ll Hnwluilll lmu liiuili vlultlntr hls uiother lu Lyndonville, during tho past week. Blahop Hall waa tho guoat of Dr. nnd Mra. N. D. Reid during hls stay ln Barre laat weok. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Perry weui to auw York Monday uoon for a Btay of a week or ten dayai Tho Simpson boardlng lionsoon Merchant atreot haa boen puachased by Arthur 15 uz- zuii tor SJ.uu. . Jamos S. McCoy. nresldnutof tho Atner lcau Tool Company of New York waa lu town laat weoK, Rev. P. M. MoKenna la at Whlto Rlver Juncilon assiating Rov. Father Luuergau lu u forty hours dovotiou, A sou waa born last WedneHdny to Mr. aud Mrs, Martlu MoMahou, and u son tho aaiuo day to Mr. and Mra. Burt L. Illlls, Mrs. U. W. Scott outertainod thn Emer ald Club last Wednesday oveniLg. The suhj ot wbb "Ellzibeth Stuart Pholps." Mlss Anna M. Lonegan was at her home ln Burlington ovor auuday. Mlss Aguos iNaib accoiupauleu ber on hor return Mon day. Bishop Hall preached and admlnistered tho rite of couiirmatiou at the Ohutch of the Good Shepherd last Wedueaday even lng. W. A. Stnlth, E. W. Blsbee, Dr. J. W. Jackson aud Dr. J. Uenry Jackaon attend ed tlio inystio ahrluo meotlng at Rutland last Frlday. The flxtures for the new poat ofllcii have arrlved aud aro being placed iu positlon. Iho oflico will hn ready for ojcupaucy ou Saturday, March 25, Tho annual meetlng of-tho Graulto City Piguou, Poultry and Pot Stock Aasoclation for tbo electiou ot oflicera will be held next Saturday. Goorge Westgate, a former reBldent of Barre dled recontly at Ytnlr, B. C. At tho tlmo of hls death he waa a mombor ot Oourt Granite Cliy, Forestora of America. Mra.Suaan O'Connor recelved, laat Sat urday, from F. U. Brown, agent of tbe Pbcoutx Mutual Ltfe Iusurance Company, SI.U30 on a pollcy held by her late husband in that company. The ladlea of Ruth Chapter, Order of tho Eastorn Star, will glve an entertalnment Wednesday evenlng, March 22, ln the Ma bouIo bamiiet room, entitled "Yaukeo Doodle'a Kitchen." Fifty couples wore ln costume at tho tonth annual manquerade ball glven last Frlday evenlng iu Armory hall by tho Uurns Club. Mudo was furnished by the Montpelier orchostra. The Montpolier orchostra haa been en- gageu ior tbe annual Easter ball to bo glven by the Champlain club ln Tonmisl hall, Monday evonlng. Aprll 3. Supper will be served at the city restaurant. George Slronl.au Itallan stono cutter, and Mlss Mary Kelton, daughter of Frank P. Kelton ol East Montpelier, were marrled last Wednosday afternoou by Juatiue W. E. Baruoy in hla olllce iu Barre. The oaaoa against Willlam Garswell, John Rogers, Johu Wilkinson and Thomas McNeiruey for dlsturbing aSalvatiou Army meetlng March 5, havo biou contlnned by Justlco A. G. Fay to Frlday, March 24. The candidateB for tho oflico of city clerk are numerous. Among them nre V. W. Lapolnt, W. E. Barney, U. W. Scott aud A. G. Fay. It Is expected that Muyor Gordon Will inake the appoiutment wuhiu a few daye. Miunio Wetmore, Bornlce Darllng and Hatlio Wllktns have beou engaged us teach ers at tho new school at Noriu Barre. Tuo achool at the Probyteriau vestry whlch lias beon tnught by Mlsses Wilkiua and Darliug will bo discontiuued. The case of Statn against Comstock for a broach of the peaco ln assaultiug a man namod Tucker, whlch was uiod two weeks ago iu South Barre and resulted ln a Uisa greoment of the jury, has beon uol prossed by Justlco H. W. 8cott. Barre ia to bo again vislted by a Soclalist female orator. Mrs. Martha M. Avery of lioston will lecture lu Mllea ball, next Frlday and Saturday evenlugs. Her themes will be, "Tho Evolutisu ot the Class Strug gle," and "Socialisni and Sclonco." Tho commiesioners on the French estate havo pald to the city of Barre 82,000, tho atuouut as04Sed agalusithe eatate by the olty for laud damagea aud taxea. An order was obtalned from Judge Tbompsou laat week authorizlug tho commlssloners to tako this action. Rlchard Veale, of the flrm of Veale & Kuight of Barre, waa marrled at - East Som orvllle, Masa., laat WoJnesday evonlng to MUs Etla Morriaon ot that ci'y. Mr. aud Mrs. Veale will bo at homo to tbelr frieuda iu Barre on and aftor Aprll 12 at number 40 Pearl streot, P?iu Rev. John K. Kelloy of Boston lec'nred at St. Monlca'a church last FiMay on "Irlsh Falth and PatriotiMtn." A musicnl proaramtuo was rendered in wblch Mrs. C. N. Fleld of Barre, W. A. Brlggs, 0. F. Losvo aud Mlss Nelllo Whalen of Montpe lier took part. Willlam A. Goldsbtiry dled last Thurs day of consumpilon nt his homo ou Beekley uhi, ageu iniriy yeara. itis lunernl waa held Frlday afteruoon, Rev. Etlio K. M. Jouea olllciattng, and tbe burial was ln Elm wood ceinotery. Mr. Goldsbury leaves a widow and three aona. Willlam Alexander, Jaaos Mackey aud n. J. M. Jones havo been cliOHon by tho Granite Mauufacturom' Association bb moaibera of tho nrbitratlou commlttoa to settle tho troublos with tho tool sharponers. The Hharpouera will hold a meetlng Wodnes day, March 22, to elect their meu. Georgo Booth recelved last weok from Clan Gordon a check for $2,000 on tho Hfo of Potor Booth, hls brother, who was a mnmber of that orgaulz itlon, Booth waa luitldted May 0, just boforo Coiupauy E left for Chlckamauga. Whllo ho was In the arniy all hls dnea were pali by the Olau. He died Jamury 2. Klaie, thn threo-yoars old danghtor of Jo aeph Canton, dled last WodniiUy at tho iKispltal lu Montreal, whero she had been takmi for treatuiont. Mrs. Cantou mturn ed that evenlng from Moutreal wlth the lioilv and tbe fuueral was hold Thursilay af ornoon from St Monlca's uhurch. Tho biulal was lu the Oathollo cemetory. Alexander Reld dled last Saturday at his homo ou Bockley Hill, atter au llluess of nearly two years. Do'e iieil was titty-stx yeara old. He was a H'.oiih cutter by trado, and camo to Harro from Scotlanil twelvo ye.ira ago. lla leavna a wldow and flvo chlldreu. Fuueral tervices were held from hls latn homo Tuesday ahv rnoon, Rov. T. 11. Mltcl.oll I'tllclatlngaud tho burial was ln El iu wood cemetory The suppor glvou laat Wednesday even 1ns lu thu Congri-BaMonal vestry by thn Oivlo Fniloratlun of Woujou wni attuuded by ovor two huuilrod aud llf'y pnoplu. Ten tables, nnch lu charge of threo ladiea, weie repoitedly llllod and the mohu was ull that could be deslrod, Thu parlors wero artlstl cally decoratod wlth plnk, white, yellow und green. Muslo was furbished by the la dii't mandoltu aud gul'ar club, nud several 1 ulles playod (ilano hhIds. Flro broke out about elght o'clock Wod. neoday ovunlug ln tlo boardlng houso ot K J. Woodbury at Granl'evllln. No appll anroi tor tlghtinu tlio lUmus wote at li.mil, aud the inntu boardlng houso, blackbinlth shop, Mr. Woodhury'a tpldenco and barns, wli i a latga nuaniliy ot hay and graln wero dnstroyed Hn Hvn ftock und tt norlion of iiH bouanbold gooda woro navtd. Tho losa is nstluiHtod at 310.000, InBUtod for 85 000 ln the Montpelier aoncy ol A O Brown & Son. Tlio board of school coinmltBlonera met lnat WiMlnesday iioulng In thn nflloe ot Dr. L. W Hanson io orgatnzo, Po.-lny Ohaud Ior was olocted prealdent of thn board and Dr. Hanson secrotary pro tcm, Tho law providea that tho .dty olork shall bo tho permanont sectotiry ot the buard. Prof. 0 D. Mathewson was elected xuperiutend otit of cliy poIioiiIb for tho comlog yoar at a salary of 8500. It waa votod lo cqulp tho Brook atrent school houso wlth vouetlan bltuds. Tho board alao votod to allow thn presidout aud BUpntiiitendent to expend 825 for new referclico books. At a apnclal moetlug of tho city councll, held laat woek, the property commlttoa was autbnrlzed to coutract wlth 0. H. Mo Konnoj & Co., for tho Qxturea for tho new city building. A resolution was adopted authorizlug Mayor Gordon to draw a war rantlortl'e Und damagea awarded L. J. Bolster, M. Garvoy and 0. L Ourrlor for laying out stro ta airosa thoir lota to obtaln accoss to tho Fronch estato. It waa voted to put tho collectton of water hllla in the hauds of tho supetln'ondent. Georg-) O. Drow was grantod pormisslon to bulld a hoiue ou Bi-ckloy atroet. Tho rulos gov ornlng the aldermen'g moetiogs for tlio past jor wero adopted, whlch provlde for reg ular meotlnirs on tbo third and fourth Tuesday evenlngs of oach month. Williamstown, Will Lougee la Bick wlth German measloa. A child wbb receutly born to Mr. and Mra. Erneat Itiddell. Thomas Poland waa called to Waltslleld laat Frlday by tbo lllnosa of his father. Thoro Is sald to he more call for liOuses to be routed just at present lu our village. Georgo W. Nichols l"the new ovorseer of the poor. Tho thtrd llstor ls Hiram S. Drur.. Preston Crosa haa beon 1)1 for a fow wojka pist wlth tho grlp aud ls under med Ical care. Georgo W. Nlchola will tnovo hls famlly tu the Henry Nlxon house that he haa juat traded for. Easter will b observed at tho Congrega tloual church wlth approprlate exercises by thn chlldren. Fred Wlnslow may have tho Job of driv ing the road maohlne for Road Oommis Bloner O A. Blanchard thia aoason. Rlchard J. Jonklna went to hls home In Montreal last Saturday. He expecta to go at onco to o hospltal tbere for treatment. Our dramatlc olub will glve the drama "Our Jltn," at the town hall on Wednes day aud Thursday evenlngs of this week. Dr. E. B. Wataon ia having granlto baul ed to the lot on whlch hla ofllC'i atauda pre paratory to ralstng it and grading about it. Henry Nlxon will imve hls famlly to tho house he haa traded for wlth George W. Nichols, thougb he ia dealrous of aelltng the property. Windsor Dltty, having aold tho John Lynde house to Theodore Wilfore, will oc cupy ouo of Rev. Willlam Schofljld'a teno menta tu tho village. Georgo Booth has Just been pald 82,000 Hfo lnaurance on tho death of hla brotber Peter, a former graulte worker here by Clan Gordon of Barre. Olayton R. and Ernest L. Dltty are both Hvlne ln Gloucester, Mass. The former has recontly gone to work for the Metropolltan Life iusurance company. Henry Downs recelved auch .Injury to a hand a Bhort tlme ago tbat he baa beon obllged to glve up work for J. K. Lynde and go home for a toisou. Dr. Lewis Martln, ostoopathist, haa opened an ofllce ln Barre. He will also bo here two days In the weeK. Hls famlly wtll remaln here for a tlme. Georgo W. Nichols, elected to the ofllce of overaeer of tho poor at the laat town meetlng, decllned to serve and the aelect men will have the poor to look after. Mra. Ezra 8eaver, who dled not very long ago at her home ln Chlcago, had been sick for yeara wlth heart dlseaBo. ner laat fa tal lllness waa caused ln part by the grlp. John Farnham was last Sunday elected auperlntendent of tho Methodlat Sunday achool, In place of his boh, Horace M. Farn ham, who ia about to move from tho place. Luclua Wrlght haB moved IiIb famlly to the home of his father-in-law, Lulher H. J. Merrlll, Mr. and Mrs. Merrill requirlng that this step be taken on account of ago and lu firmttlea. J. Shermau Wlncheater went to New nampshlre laat week In tbe InterestB of a Phlladelphla book publtahlng house. He will contlnue his trlp to Phlladelphla be fore he returns home. Presldlng Elder Rev. J. O. Sherburne will bo here for a aervice at the Methodlat church at two p. m. on Wednesday. The riio of baptlam will be admlnistered to sev eral peraona on the occasion. W. E. Perkina will sell at aucttou on Thursday of this week hla farm, the Porter Martln, and the Martin Burnham farm, wlth hay. Btock, toola, etc. He pnrposea to move to Plainfield after the aale. At the recent qtiarterly meetlng of tho Williamstown Social Library Association It ai voted to Issue u new cataloguo of the books and to hold meetluga hereatter once ln two months, Instoad of quarterly, aa hero tofore. The auctiou palo of Horace M. Farnham'a property last week Sa'.urday, was a good ono in some particulars. One cow brought 858, another one broueht 845 Last fall oalves aold ior 88. No offer could be gotten for hay. W, E. Porklns offers at auctlon at nlno o'clock March 23, hls llve stock and a large quantlty of persona! property. The farm whero he ls now llvlug will also be otTered for aalo, Anyouo wanting n deiirabla liome well stockod had better atteud the saie. Afamily iu town, whlch has llvod for Mima yeara in au adjoinlng atate, tell ua that they havo frf quently bought Western beef tha', was evldently treated wlth Bome chemical, ao that they were obllged to cut oll and throw away some of the onter por tlon of thn moat. At tho Horace M Farnham auctlon last Saturday tho average prlco, for whlch cowa werooiu was sao. uae lielfer, two years old last August, brought 845. The hlchest ptlco for cowa reallzed was 858. Mr. Farn hani will soon niovo to hls wlto's old home n East Montpelier. It ls pieasant to our citlzeua to hear ru mora that Elgin .1. Gale ot Barre, tho new owner of the Gulf Spriugs property, will orect a tlne hotol tbere, and also that soma uionltd man is ready to put ln a 812,000 granite plant here, if he can rent It to a good pirty for tlvo yeara. A warnlns ls out for a second March uiodtlug at tho town hall next Saturday at tornoou at ono o'clock. Tho aelectmou dld not liko to appoint a flrst llster, the oflico belng vacant, and thoy iherofore wanted this ineoiUg called. Tlio second artlcle lu thia warnlng is to seo it tho town, In ac cjrdauce wiiha blll passed by tho lau legis laturJ, will exompe from taxatlou for flvo yoars any luanufHCturliig company coming in hero that sliull employ a oapltal of ovor 85,000. Wo have Just had tho pleasure of seolng tho dlary kept by Neal B. Hinlth. aon ot Marcua A. Smltli, who lelt New York for tho Ialaud of Trluldad, January 11. Possl bly wn may bo able to share lt with tho W ATCiisiAN rtn lors a little later. In a let tor of Fetiruary 13, from Trinidad; ho writea that ho llkea thu place, peoplo and work. vnri' tiuinti. TTn tlilnlu i... t 1 a ploasautnr placo to llvo lu and oould tUy thero always If homn was oulv uearer. Ua has dellghtful rldes through orange groves, banaua lleld", cocoa ai.d cocoaunt eatate. Sharks can be llshed for any day aud a plouty oaught, rauelng ln leugth from four to teu feet, but any of them too largo to play wlth, he adds,