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LX, NEW SERlliS VOL. XXXII.
BURLINGTON, VT., FRIDAY. MARCH 25, ii 7. TWELVE PAGES. NU31RKR .'$.) THE NEWS IN VERMONT. MATTERS OF INTEREST IN OUR OWN STATE. Cliltlumloii County. W1XOOSK1. License your dog before April 1st, 1S37, ami save one dollar Edward Blush, formerly of Wlnooskl but now of Chicago, is In town spending a tew days with his brother V. II, II. Murray delivered his famous lecture to a large audience at Corporation Hull last Thursday evening. . . A. .1. Stevens, who has been West on n tour looking over the jails, returned last week Friday George G. l' Tobey and family are visiting triends in Jay, N.Y MIssAddie Kdwards has return ed to Massachusetts, after spending u va cation of three weeks with her friends..,. The poles for the electric lights are being put in position, and it will not be over a week before Wiuooskl village will be light ed by electricity At the residence of II. L. Blush, last Friday, about -10 of his friends spent n very pleasant evening John J Barnard has been confined to his room at the Steven House about four weeks, but is now on the gain Hervey S. Weston lost a valuable horse last week, and he has another one that will probably die . . ..Miss EuolaGreenleaf gave a party to her lriends Saturday evening at her home, ami all present had an enjoyable time. Miss Greenleaf Is to join her father at Decautur, Ala., which he intends to make Ids home in the future The listeis are Retting ready for an assault on the tax payers Remember the school meetiiigot district No. (I, Mnrch29th, 18ST, at 7:30 o'clock p. m. i:ssnx junction-. Corn Tarbox came home from Montreal, with her sister Kva, Friday noon, and her friends were rejoiced to see Kva so soon recovered from such a serious operation. Bertie, u little son of Frank Whit comb, while trying to catch a ride on a load of logs was caught in the sled in such u way as to fracture one of his legs mid way between the knee and ankle Mr. Crown from Montpeller who rented and moved Into Job Bates's hoase, is the third man now living in our village who lost a leg during our last war and there Is one empty sleeve. st. (,i;oi;oi:. The reception given by Mr. and Mrs. Holliu Forbes oii the evening of March l"th at the residence of Norman Isham, Esq., was attended by upwards of 30 couples. Brynnt'soiehestra furnished the music, widen kept the dancers busv until 4 o'clock in the morning, alter which time the company departed lor home, leaving several beautiful and useful presents. Mr. Forbes intends renting Mr. I-ham's farm. Good farm hands command s22 per month The venerable- Uncle Amitsii Isham is quite poorly, having failed con siderably in the past few weeks Sugar makers are brightening up their the only w'av for'them to 'get about in the ' woods, on account of the meat, nuantitv nf suow snoes reauy lor ue, as mat .. .... i ...... woods, on account of the great quantity of snow. SIIEI.UUIJX. Mr. George Winterbottom, who has been living on Mr. Proctor's farm in Bur- lington. lias moved back to his place In Shelburn Mrs. E. K. Brando of j Hlnesbuigh Is spending a tew davs at her home .Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Degree are the hppy parents of a son. ji:i:r'Iio. The second town meeting came oil Sat urday to elect their road commissioner, those elected at the annual meeting have resigned The Underbill Centre W. C. T. U. met with the union in tills village at the residence of Miss A. L. Marsh, March 23. HICIIMONl). As Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Barry were driving toward Richmond village last Thursday the sleigh struck a stone and threw Mrs. Barry and her child out. Mrs. Barry had her wrist broken and face and head badly bruised. She was taken up intens-ihlo and carried to Mrs. Henley's, her mother. She is doing as well as could be expected In Richmond in lbsii there were 23 births, 19 deaths and 9 mar riages The board of school directors organized on the 21st Inst , making choice of Salmon Greene for chairman and elect ing W. I). Hall clerk. It is expected that nearly all the teachers of last term will be re-engaged. wi:stkoi:d. The directors of the Union Cheese Fac tory company have again secured the ser vices of I'. Malum for the coming season. He is a very successful cheese maker and never falls to produce a good article The funeral of Mrs. Elmiru Macomber was attended Sunday by a large assembly of relatives and friends, at the residence of her son, F. II. Macomber. She was 85 VCtfC 1,1.1 .mil ll'IIU rttiit i.f tl... .... J.t..H 1tl.lt "IW Witt, tl iUC Villi, I. t tf 1G inalnlng pensioners of the war ot 1812 in this town A little child belonging to Tames Sweeny was buried nn .niwlur. buried on Sunday. ind Mrs. George Hobart was buried on . . . . . . j Tuesday following Edgar Irish has gone to .Minneapolis with his brother-in-law nnd sister, Enos Hill ami wife of Morristown George W. Allen was ap pointed assignee of the estate of William K Allen, Insolvent debtor. On his reig nation S. H. Macomber was appointed in his stead. JElilCHO. Editor A. 1), Bradford hivs gone to Bos ton on a short business trip, . ..H. H. Day has rented for three years the Dane farm upon which he has been for the past year . . ..lay Naramoro has gone to Bakerstleld where he is to be employed in the store of his uncle Michael Bolger has sold his place to A. M. Phelps of Wll llston fortOM). Mr. Bolger is expecting to goto California before long Mat thew Tlnuey has received an increase of pension of $1 a month. He now receives SIJ a month A small audience was in attendance upon the lecturo of the Rev. A D. Barber Friday evening. The sub ject of the lecture, "A Representative Woman and Her Work," bad especial reference to the lifeof Mrs. Emma WI1 lard, the pioneer In establishing schools solely for girls. The lecture was received with close attention At a town meet ing called by the selectmen, Tuesday, to elect three street commissioners, the fol lowing were elected, M. V. Mattlmore, F. S. Hansom and A. B. Barney. A motion to Instruct the commissioners to erect wire fence along the highways when in in their judgment It would bo advan tngeous was lost, it being the prevailing opinlou that the selectmen already had the power to do so. A motion to limit the wages of laborers on the highway was lost, the majority thinking it better not to hamper the commissioners The audi tor's report for the village schools shows that there have been sustaimd during I lie past year 31 weeks of school m each ol the two departments, Amount paid foi teacher's wages, $37(5; for board of teach ers, J210; for all other expenses, :i20 57, making a total expense lor the year of i-SOli. ,17. The receipts for the year were : I'tomtax pajers, .170 80; public money, .fav.v.11; rent ot hail. $29; balance in the treasury at the beginning of the year, SI3.02, making total receipts lor the year, 972.79. There remains a balance in the treasury, after paying previous Indebted ness, .1.1.22. Outstanding orders unpaid, siS. niAiii.oTTi:. Applegrowersaro dreading the probable reappearance of the Insect that played hav oc with several orchards last year. Millions of them not much larger than a pin head were found on the leaves and in the blos soms. The blossoms are eaten Into and destroyed, and the leaves curl upand turn red, making the the tree look as though blighted by lire. The orchard of A. and II. I). Kdgerton blossomed full as It could hang, and in 10 davs had the apearance as Indicated. The project of spraying the trees with some kind of Insect poison beems a necessity if the pests put in their work again, which they probably will... ..Tli". selectmen have arranged with Carl Thompson to work the poor farm again this year There Is finite a demand tor good horses, several buvers from abroad having been here. They look for Horses from 1100 to 1200 pounds weight, rather heavier than the average. i:ssi:x. A contested law suit is a rare thing In this village, but one occurred last week. Judge Nichols was the justice. L. F. Wilbur and M. A. llingbam, were the lawyers. Hiland Doty and Lewis Myers were the parties. The allegation was 200 pounds of hay more or less, which' Myers had wrongfully obtained from Doty in violation of the lease of his farm just ex pired. It was ajuryttial. The testimo ny pro and con was all patiently listened to. The lawyers put in their pleas in due form and the jury gave a verdict for the defendant Myers. It was reported that a neighbor who concealed himself under a pile of straw as a detective upon Myers, had a pitchfork placed uncomfortably near his head, without, however, ac knowledge ot Us proximity by Myers The death of Milo Keeler takes away an other of the long time residents of this town. He was born, brought up, lived and died on the farm originally occupied by his father as one of the earliest settlers of the town. He was In the 7.1th year of his age. A few months since the not li an niversary ot his wedded life was celebra ted, when all the living members of his family, 10 In number, were present. His funeral was attended at the old home stead on Thursday oi last week. The children, all married and living within a radius ot .10 miles of the home, were all present, with 11 of the grandchildren. Hev. Mr. Tellier of Westford, outdated, expressing the consolations of the go-pel in the sad allllction. Appropriate hvmns were sung under the direction of O. J. Nichols, and the remains were followed to Mountain View cemetery at the Centre by the longest procession of friends and relatives that ha been witnessed in town for years. Mr. Keeler was a quiet, unob trusive, good citi.en, a kind and obliging miiirltliiir- unit .. lw.l 1 ' " 'tl lit llli; U. 11 lll'lUkLMl Jlllll wortuv "sband and father, esteemed and 'espected by every one I he llrm ol mown .v Humphrey at the Centre no longer exists. Mr. Humphrey has retired anil Mr. Brown continues the business. .A loung Woman's Christian Tern per.tnce union and a L'nion Temperance league have recently been organized. The latter comprises the boys and girls con nected with the bunday-schools and their pledge covers not only total abstinence liom intoxicating liquors, but also pio hibi's sweating and the use of tobacco in any form. The children .ire quite en thusiastic in their work and are increas ing their number. t'NDKI'.HIM.. The society of Christian Endeavor was permanently organized here Monday even ing. Officers elected were L. H. Chapin, president ; Nellie Mann, vice president : Carl Day, treasurer; Hattie Mann, secre tary. The society has about 10 members Wednesday evening, at the annual mettiugof the Underbill and Jericho Cheese company, the ollicers elected were : 1. B. Barney, president; B. II. Day, sec retary ami tieasuier: Ira Hawley, 1st director; T. B. Barney, 2nd dieector: A. J. Mead, 3d director. The showing of the past year's business was very satisfactory. The cheesemaker, W. J. Hilton, moved the right man for the place. The indica tion Is quite an Increase of patronage the coming summer Mr. Timothy Terrill and wile, former residents of Underbill, are visiting friends here Don C. Haw ley is home from Barro academy tor a short vacation Miss Edith Bradley has come home from school Dr. Nay is soon expected from New York, where Ho has been spending some time In tiie hospitals Miss Florence Lena Howe has come to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. li. 11. Howe. Eight births have occurred hero within the past week Clinton Brown's little son is dangerously 111 Circulars are out to ii. ly announcing that one of Bur l, , , . , , ' - - -" - . 1"!1ln,".'i J""'1,1 ' ""'out setting up an ( ''"tabllshiiient here, near the postolllce. :. ;ome of our young people went to I r -u"i- 01 oni ,. ,.' "KllJ" 10 '"tend the sophomore ex- i itiii. it. hibltion Don Hawley has returned to Bane academy where he expects to gradu ate the coming term The remains of Mrs. Norman Perry who formerly resided here, and who dkd at Mornsville, are to be brought to this place for burial, the services to tako place In the Congrega tlonal church. She was the daughter of Deacon Wells who was one of the deacons of this church for over 25 years A little maple sugar has been made, and fanners are very busy tapping their trees. Prophets say there will be only an ordi nary yield The "oldest inhabitant" never knew the roads to be In so bad con dition as they are now The popula tion was recently increased by live births la one night Potatoes continue to bo shipped by Messrs L. F. Terrill A: Son ; and farmers are becoming more in favor of growing this crop. It is likely that a larger average than ever before will be planted the coining season Dr. W. S. Nay arrived home Saturday last from New York city, where he has spent a number of weeks among the hospitals and lu attending medical lectures. Mlilillebury. James Sullivan fell while going down nu icy hill Thursday night and sustained It f I'll f.f 1 1 PI. Ht I liu l..f I i.ri.i .. I....... I... ..I I ...... ! ...v lit 111 lllMJtu VIIU I'ilMJW, Mr. Sullivan is 07 years of ago and served inrougn me .Mexican anil civil wars. The Grand Army post will take care that he wants for nothing St. Patrick's dav passed oir very dully here, and it snowed all day. Some of our citizens attended the celebration at Rutland and In the evening there was a dancing party In the east part of the town The "Lo- gati House," our new hotel, had a very successful opening, which was attended by many of our people, In cluding large delegations from the Grand Army Post and the Sons of Veterans camp. Refreshments anil cigars were pas.-ed around and the occasion was voted a very enjoyable one . . .U 1 Thadileus M. Chapman and wile, who have been visit ing in New York city, huvo returned to town Some ot the farmers here abouts have already begun their spring (dinning and one large sheep 'iwtier has got his llock about all shorn petition has been circulated and large ly signed, asking that tIuy N. Dickenson be again appointed to the posi tion of village policeman and night watch man, which he held so long. The petition is now In the hands of the trustee, await ing their action Mrs. Lane, mother of Rev. Father Lane, who has been here vis iting him tor several weeks, went Friday to Boston, where she expects to remain for some time. . .The graded school schol ars are having a two weeks' vacation, and the college vacation will begin next Tues day. There was a special business meeting of the Congregational soelelyatthechiirch Saturday afternoon with a full attendance. Hon, John W. Stewart olfered and sup ported a series of resolutions to the ell'ecl that the society approve the action of the church in granting the pastor, Rev. S. Ii. B. Speare, a two months' leave of ab seence; that the prudential committee make provision for the supply of the put pit In case the supply provided by Mr. Speare should fail ; that no unnecessary repairs bo made and the debt be not In creased, and that the prudential commit tee should circulate a subscription pa,er in order to raise funds. The resolutions were adopted with unan imity Mrs Sophronia (Nlmlet) Foot, wife of O. W. Foot, died at 1 a. m. Satur day, aged 70. The funeral will take place from the house Monday at 2. p. m The people who live up the river are apprehen sive that great damage will result to prop erty and stock from Hoods in case of a sudden thaw James Sullivan is get ting along as comfortably as possible with ids broken arm, and is well cared for by Russell Post Genuine "new" maple sugar is on sale The annual school meeting of the village dis trict, No. 4, will be held March 2!), it will be more largeljjattended and lively than usual Mrs. Urin Abbey has re ceived news of the death ot her brother, Judge Edwin Lawrence, in Michigan. Judge Lawrence died in . I line last and al though a letter and papers were mailed to Mrs. Abbey at the time they never arriv ed. Judge Lawrence was graduated from Middlebury college in the class of 18J0. Bert right gave a pleasant party the other evening to i large number of his young friends at his brother's home, near the Way bridge line, and they all enjoyed aline time. Theie were a good many people in town Monday, but the quantity of butter brought in for sale was comparatively small. Old butter sold for from 20 cents per pound down, while new brought as high as 24 cents. , A runaway with a curious result occurred at noon on Sunday. Med dle Bissette's horse alter a good run land ed upon the piazza of J. L. Buttolph's house, breaking only the glass in one of the doors and the cross-bar of the cutter. Rev. Dr. White of Boston, who has been engaged to supply the pulpit of the Congregational church during the pas tor's absence on his two mouths' vacation in California, began his ministrations on i Sunday The funeral of Mrs. C. W. Foot took place Monday afternoon, the services being held at the house. A large I number of friends and neighbors were in attendance upon the services, which were conducted by Rev. Mr. Palmer, pastor of the Baptist church. .mis. t uller w. Pierce on Sunday missed j3S which she had had in her purse, and it is supposed that it was stolen. Monday morning an old negro who has been work ing about the house was arrested on sus picion and locked up in jail. But he stoutly maintained his innocence and later in the day was set at liberty. No tangible clue has been found to the missing money Joseph Bat tell is in New York this week with a party of horses of Lambert stock, mostly by ".Motion," for sale at the auction sales which beyan Tuesday. He has Joseph La Rock's fine .'i-year-ol.l along with him. ....Assistant Postmaster Burke, who has been laid up for some days, has recovered sulllclently to resume his duties Ap prehensions of damage liom the coming thaw are growing greater daily Ben. F. Churchill, who graduated a tew days ago from a medical college in New York city with high honors, does not Intend to return to town, but expects to remain In New York and practice his profession Allan Calhoun lias had a big oiler for un interest in his perfected steam heatingap paratus, but has not vet decided to accept the oiler Willis R. Craig, Esq., a ris ing young lawyer of Minneapolis, Minn,, is town. He graduated from college here In the class of 1870. The exhibition by the junior class of the college, which was to to have been held on Tuesday, but was postponed on ac count of the storm, will be held at the beginning of the next term on Tuesday evening, April 12 The other day a cow belonging to James Haley died. A subscription paper was passed around to obtrln money to buy him another, and in about two hours over 47 was Jaised Dr. I). C. Hawley of Burlington will de liver the next lecture in the Young Men's Christian association course. It will take place Friday evening this week, ami Dr. Hawley's subject will bo "Health." Verteiiiiort, Tuesday is charter election in Vergennes. We have not seen the slate, but the pres ent olllcials show a good record, and as good men are scarce, "let well enough alone" Weather makers claim that as the wind did not blow from the south the 20th the snow will not go olT in a body. Mr. Midas Taggart of Burlington, formerly of this locality, was lu town Monday C, J. Alger,- Burlington, was looking after his tenants In the Sherman block Saturday Mr. W. R. Dalrymple lias I). B. Dmslow engaged in fixing up the unoccupied room of tho stone block for Ills stock of goods, which will be put In about the 1st prox W. II. II. Murray is purchasing ship building lumber of II, P. Fisher for his ship yard, Bur lington. Last purchase, between 0000 and NW0 feet in amount Persons from tho west shoie of the lake, visiting here Sunday, report an abund ance ot surtaco water on the ice, but cross ing sate W. J. Thompson Intends oc cupying the store soon to be vacated by Mr. Dalrymple, for hlsstock of groceries. W. H. Tyler, station agent at Char lotte, reported at railroad headquarters Monday that ho was unlit for duty on ac count of a painful riieiimal.e trouble Mr. J. J. Whalen, with George I, linger of Burlington, spent Sunday with his brother, Mr. J. F. Whalen, our new sta tion agent Rev. Mr, Austin at the .Methodist church, in the course ot his ser mon Sunday, referred to the evangelist Bui chard of years ago, as a man ot thea trical antecedents, of purely mercenery motives, whose converts were mostly en thusiastic Hurcharditcs, but quite desti tute of the staying qualities of .vital chris tians. Town meeting Tuesday was well attend ed with Mayor N. J. McCucii In the chair. On motion ot Hon. F. E. Woodbrldge Mayor .Mct'uen was ie-electeil for another year. Alter thanking tho people for this mark of coiilidenco tho mayor proceeded at once to business and the following olli cers were elected . Aldermen, I), H, Lewis, J. G. lllndes, Charles Stone, N. J. Remind ; city tieik, Miss E. S. Smith ; common council, J. J. Barnard, O. C. Dalrymple, J. Donnelly ; city sheriff, Stephen Bates ; constable, II. P. FMier : listers, .1. L. Miner, M. T. Bristol, E, I. Iindoii : street comnilsiloners, Peter Austin, N. G. Nor ton, M. T Bristol; sealer of weights and measures, Robert Hudson; Inspector of leather, S. D. Miner ; fence view ers, J. H. Donnelly, George Klngsmati ; pond keepers, Joseph Detnper, Henry Miner; sexton, Thomas Fisk ; superin tendent of schools, Rev. R. II. Sherman; city grand jurors, F. W. Tuttle, A. Weth erbee, Alzine Rivers; water commission-; ers, S. G. Miner, .1. G. Fisher, F. F. Mc Donough; library committee, pastor Congregational church, Charles E. Park er, J. D. Smith ; poor muster, J. L. Miner. The eighth article In the warning called for $.100 to support Father Catnpeaii's Catholla school, was rejected, UK) to ill, The meeting adjourned to Thursday, April 7 William Hitchcock ot Des Moines, la., was in town Monday. He has been settling up his father's estate lu Shoreham and returns West soon. ...Mrs. Abigail Thompson, relict of the late .lames Thompson, Bristol, died in that place Thursday, aged about 81 years. She lett nine children, all living. Amongthem were Mrs. R. T. Bristol and Mrs. A. B. Roe, also 3(5 grandchildren and 3S great grandchildren Howard, Peckit Davis who are running the steam saw mill, Addlon, shipped 42 tons of lumber by cars in February Shipments from this depot during the month of February were: Hay 120 tons, by Booth iV:Walker and Booth Bro's. ; kaollne, bv Goss & Gleason, 00 tons; cattle, 00 tons ; furniture, nu tons ; Smith & Ketcham uud Fisher & Daniels, butter 11 tons. Total for February, 1SS7, 114 tons, February. 180. 293 tons. TlrUtnl. The butter market Saturday was quite active at 23 cents The usual variety of weather the past week. There is still a large amount of snow on the ground. In the woods and on the mountains there is from four ti.six feet The Methodists are to observe Easter with appropriate services Church sociables are receiv ing considerable attention from the min isters of this place. The general opinion Is that they are necessary In order to raise sulliclent money for church expenses. Taking this view of the matter, there is no doubt that the sociables will be continued for some years to come The Boston Opera company is billed for Holley hall next week Myron W. Wilson's condi tion is about the same as last week The annual school meetings occur next week. Up to the present time no candi dates have vet made their appearance E. B. Eddy and wife of Hull, P. Q., were in town last Friday Dealers in tinware are having a harvest now. Large numbers of tin cans are being sold to sugar makers. FarrBro's. are lining an order of .100 cans for a Lincoln firm Tenement houses are scarce, and the com ing oeason will witness the erection of several The mill at Rocky Dale will start up about April 1. J. M. Moore isthe new proprietor and he Is to manufacture furniture stock, doing the turning here and shinning to nianu acturers-. lie will use front 1.10,000 to 200,000 feet of second growth white ash annually and employ 10 nanus Two incipient rows occurred on our streets last baturilay. caused by too much "cemetery promoter." The choir of the Baptist church is said to be one ot the best in the county. Their Pro gramme Sunday was of an unusual high order. Knosbitrgli, We were visited Friday and Saturday with a v ery heavy snowstorm The most ot the farmers are getting their buckets out and otherwise making readv to catch the first run, while some have already tapped G. S. Fassett, Esq., and Deacon Dow are having quite a call tor calves trom their nice nerds ot .lersevs. Mr. Fas-sett's cows averaged a little over 300 pounds of butter to the cow the past year, teeding extra about 3 worth of grain to the cow, and Deacon Dow's aver age was about the same ; their numbers are about 20 each Charlie Waterman of Dakota, who went from this town a tew years ago with his brother George, and bought quite a quantity of land, re turned Saturday with the remains of George for interment at the Centre, the funeral service being observed in .Memorial church Sunday afternoon Mr. Maulis Perkins of East Bakerslleld has been making extensive repairs on the old Ayre's sawmill which ho bought a little over a year ago, and Is nearly ready for sawing. He has now some 3000 logs at the mill C. F. Ovitt iV: Son have bought out the milling business of C. L. Rounds, also the stone and other machin ery for milling use, paying Mr. Rounds M00 tor the same, and wo understand that they and Mr. D. B. Stetson of the Falls are to raise the price of grinding up to the old price, which the farmers are not quite satisfied with. Wittervllle. Enos Fletcher has moved into Giel Wood's house Ami Leach has bought the land belonging to the Dratou Wilbur place In the village of Elbridgo Wilbur.. .. ..Carl Wicks of Cambridge has moved into 1). F. Maurice's house Fred Dar- rach was visiting his biother, the doctor, at Enosburgh tho past week Albert Stockwell has moved into the little house by Darrach's hotel Mrs. Labaellahas gone to live with her son-in-law, Henry Russell Mrs. Rattle Wood of Fairfax is the guest of her uncle, Edgar Maynard N. B. Page has moved back on to his home farm again Thedarina en titled "Above the Clouds," played by tho young neople ot this place Satuiday even ing was beautifully played before a crowd ed house Henry Wetherbee of Bur lington was the guest of J. V. Stevens over Sunday Augustus Waters was at home a few days the past week. North Itero. The third town meeting held the 12th inst., for tho purposu of completing, the business began at the llrst meeting was not bo largely attended as the two pre vious ones, many voters belngso thorough ly disgusted with some of the proceedings as to absent themselves. If more of our large tax payers had been present, certain votes that were earned that will deplete tho treasury would have failed even other wise. The treasurers hooks showed a bal ance on hand of 112.03 and it was voted to ralst cUlftO.71 more, being just 35 per cent ou the grand list. There was also fl,1.f9 of public money on hand. One matter brought before this last meeting was to see it it could not bo voted to re fund John Dodds the extra tax paid last year when It was doubled. When Mr. Ilodds list was made out he was iu Peters burg, Vu., but the listers claim they did their duty in regard to doubling his list and the board alterward sustained their action It being pretty conclusively shown that be did try to cover up either his own or some one else's taxable property. No vote was taken it being decided to let bun have another hearing before the new board. Other minor matters were talked over and some forgotten entirely In the hurry. One was to have the town reports printed, at least two weeks before March meeting uext year Tuu Interest on tho siii.OOO bridge bonds becomes due , April 1, and It will be necessary to have fsoo for a short time. The road tax of I 1.1 cents on the dollar Is to be paid Into i the town to be expended under the dlrec tionsof three road commissioners At I a sociable lu the evening at Mr. and Mrs. ltooert l assie's some one stole three n vel dollars oil' i table where the wedding presents were being exhibited, it being tho 2.1th anniversary of their marriage. Henry Knight and .Miss Mnrv i'as- see start for Dakotasoon Leslie Dodds left, for Minneapolis, Minn.. Monday the mil. Where lis brother linear is emu loved as drummer for an agricultural house. If Leslie llnds a good opening be may re main there, otherwise be will return in Alburgn the new law for highways has been wholly Ignored. A tirnmimmt citi zen Is reported as saying that he "guessed mo town could cheat the last Vermont legislature a little," and so highway sur veyors were appointed In each district. Smith lloii). The Vermont Central railroad and Grand Isle steamboat company have purchased Providence Island, and will build a dock thereon and make a picnic ground of the island Capt. Corbin has leased the Iodine Spring House to a California party for one year, for the nurnose of entertain ing his friends Miss Alice C. Hall who Is at home on a vacation returns in two weeks to tench in the graded school at Springfield A dime sociable wasgiven at E. B. Phelps's Wednesday evening for the beuellt of the Methodist society. ltradforri. Capt. J. 11. Watson and wife returned from their Southern trip Friday morning, while Henry A. Winshlp did not reach home till Saturday The Walts River Paper company are doing an extensive business, considering they have but 15 men in their employ. They manufacture on an average 1.100 pounds per day, and ship mostly to New York and the rest to Boston Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Porter have decided to locate in Rutland, where Mr. Porter lias entered the clothing busi ness The Socratic circle of the C. L. S. C. meets this week at the homo of Miss Lucy Nelson Mr. Joseph Hubbard Peters died at his homo just north of Bradford village on Friday morning, after a severe illness of several weeks. Mr. Peters has been well known throughout the State for many years for his celebrated Morgan horses. His funeral occurred Sunday afternoon. He had reached the age of 70. He was a highly respectable citizen and one whose loss will be greatly felt Rev. A. J. IU ugh has lately written a very interest ing poem on Benoui Wright, who years ago owned what is now called Wright's mountain in Bradford The funeral of Mrs. M. S. Barber Smith, whose death occurred on Thursday last, took place at the home of her father in the lower plain. MorrJbvtlle. F. A. Patten is at home for a short visit from Brattleboro, where lie is employed in the Estey organ works Rev. M. P. Bell of W est Berkshire spent several days in town last week An oyster supper and donation for the benefit of Rev. W II. Hyde was held in the Methodist chapel Thursday evening netting about t-10 The academy students held the llrst iyce umofthe spring term Friday evening. The topic was tho "Dependent Soldier bill" The ladies circle of the Congre gational church is to spend Friday after noon with Mrs. William R. Clement Rev. E. W. Ward of Hyde Park preached at the Congregational church Sunday morning The Morrisville Foundry company are turning out a large number of castings these days.. ...Myron E. Story of the U. V. M. was at liomeon Sun day Mrs. I). E. Conautsold her house hold goods at auction on Satuiday and will leave town with her family this week tor Wisconsin The deep snow ifi the woods will make sugar making dillluult tor a time It is reported that Sylves ter Gates, one of the oldest residents of the town, had a slight stroke of paralysis last week The new lire engine is ex pected this week, and an adjourned meet ing; ot the company will beheld to com plete the organization One year ago Friday ot next week the bridge across tiie Lamoille river, at the foot of Main street was carried away and at that time the street and walks in the village were pretty dry. Vuterbury. A Mr. Glllett from Burlington died at the residence of Luke Town last Friday, lie was 70 years old and father of Mrs. Town The widow of Thomas Mc- Grath aged 72, was buried last Sunday. Funeral mass by Rev. J. Brelivet. Il3'do I'urk. Mrs. Norman Perry died suddenly Sun day nlghtof pneiimoiita George East man of Burlington spent Sunday witli his family here Mrs. George E. Mudgett was called by the sickness of her sister to Cambridge Monday. Wftybrlilze, At the last quarterly conference held In the Methodist Episcopal church it was thought best to retain the Rev. Miss Hela vati another year as she lias done good work among us while here It has been decided to repaint the Methodist Eplsco pulclinrch on the outside as soon as the weather will iermit George E. Gris- wold recently sold his line little pacing horse to A. Tappeu of Panton D miel Twitchell has taken possession of the Ward Billiard farm, recently purchased by Mrs. N. E. Parkill. Chelsea. As Philip L. S irgeut Tuesday morning was leading to South Royaltou station a large black colt which ho had agreed to deliver there lor $ltn, the horsa broke away from him and running back met a long teams when suddenly whirling, it broke a forward leg just above tiie knee joint. The leg has been set, the horse slung up and hopes are entertained of its recftvery According to a carefully kept record about 11 feet of suow have fallen during the whiter. During Febru ary 42 inches fell. It has been continuous sleighing since November 2.1, ISSts. In spite of recent warm weather the suow is still so deep that nobody can enter the sugar places On Saturday last A. W. Whitney sold his Orange county hotel to Elgin 1). Barnes Chelsea academy has 70 pupils ot whom half are tuition pupils. Under John M. Comstock, the principal, this school Is progressing nil). Idly. CiiiiilithlUR. Phienlx Lodge of Good Templars are to have a sugar party to help pay lor a new organ Mr. Jack Page is cotillued to the house by general debility .Mr O. W. Reynolds will remove thoold meeting house on to the Low lot, his recent pur chase anil repair the building for a public hall. He expects to get it ready for the dramatic club Memorial Day There was an auction sale ot real estate belong ing to S Low, insolvent, last week Willis Mudgett Is about building on tho lot at the Boro formerly belonging to Lucius Leach Miss Luev Ruce is til of lung fever ....Widow Riley bus re turned ttuuiH visit to the taiinl ol Rev. S. C. Vail ot Wolcott Mrs. S. S. Bill iard, accompanied by her cousin, Miss Cora Green of St. Albati", visited In Cam bridge last week. Hattie Griswold re turned with her sister, Mrs. Ballard to Montpeller Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bail ey of i I yd e Park have been the guests of Mr. anil Mrs. Luther Putnam recently. The Perclval family gave a concert at Jellersutivllle last Tuesday evening.... Mr. A. C. Griswold will occupy the depot tenement 111 about a month George Holmes Is completing Ids dwelling house. loseph Melelidy Is expected back from Boston every day George Wa ters clerk for L. H. Chapin of Underbill visited ids parents Thursday The Boro sociable was held last Friday night with Miss Lottie Bennett Mr. R. M. Whitcomb was In town last week Charles Rus.sln and wife will work for Harlow Wires for a jear Miss Ellen Page of Massachusetts has been visiting here The suow since the last fall lies 20 Inches deep on a level Frank Wesson and Charles Hobart have each sugared oil small batches of maple sugar. Many farmers tapped last Monday The next meeting of the Mite society will be a sugar party, after the close of Mr. Cornell's singingschool Albert Bel low's is going to Eshex lor awhile Lottie Carpenter is attending Miss Car roll's school at Jeirersonville David Patterson will rent his place In Jeirerson ville and remove to St. Albans the 1st of April There was no preaching at JeU'ersonville last Sunday Miss Ma rion Hubbard has gone to Fletcher Rev. Edwin Wheelock attended the ma sonic funeral of Col. Jewett iu Swanton, last week. Fairfax. Owing to the death ot Rev. Mr. Crock er's little son he did not olllclate at the Baptist house as was announced, but will next Sunday, March 27 H. C. Perry was brought before the proper authorities for selling intoxicating liquors, found guilty of' two offences fined, M0 and costs and 30 days imprisonment. He took an appeal Luther A. Hunt has sold his interest in the meat business lo Giles Rugg. Mr. Hunt intends going to Can ton, Mass Miss Minnie. Haivley has returned from a visit at Burlington. She Is looking better for her trip to the Queen City C. M. Bell has moved in with Hon. II. E. Hubbcll. Mr. Hubbell Is in feeble health, being over 80 years old. A minister from Swanton will till the desk at the Methodist church next Sunday C. Helllln is run ning the grist mill at the Falls Farmers are busy in their sugar orchards Miss Bertha Shepardson has gone to East Fairfield visiting friends Dallas Howard invested one dollar in the Louisiana lottery and was lucky in draw ing 1U(I0 A. B. Beeman has recovered from his sickness so lie is able to attend to his business. l'antoii Mrs. Jennie P. Hoxsie of Colchester elosed a term of 10 weeks school on Friday In district Xo. 4. She has taught about 3.1 terms of school and her school ju-t closed has given entire satisfaction. The school averaged a fraction over 20 Rev. H. C. Bobbins, with his family leave this week for a visit among relatives in Col thester previous to locating elsewhere.... ..Hiram Sprague was out with a big sleigh-load of children from district No.. 3 tor a sleigh ride ou Monday night. Such rides have been quite common in that district this winter William Curler is to move into his residence repaired last fall, April 1st, and the deacon, his father, about 8.1 years old, is to live on his own larm the coining year. Ixlo I. u Motto. Mr. .1. A. Hall left for Boston Monday About $4 was realized from the dime sociable in the town hall Wednesday even ing Mrs. H. C. Hill returned from Buffalo Sunday Mrs. Sybil Lyman of Alburgh visited in town last week Mr. anil Mrs. H. .1. Hill of Mooers were in town overSunday Mr. John Dodds of North Hero was in town Monday. West Uaniliilph. The hearing in the cases of Col. John B. Mead as administrator and executor of several estates against the estate of E"c Gov. Converse began atN. L. iioyden's office here Tuesday morning, nefore Chief Justice Royco as referee. These suits were carried up to the Chunty Court on an appeal from the commissioner's report, the amount claimed being quite a large sum of money which Ex-Gov. Converse held lu a lliluciary capacity The re mains of L B. Atwood, the former pro prietor of the "Corner Clothing Store,' were brought here on the 3 p. m. express Saturday, to be placed in the receiving tomb. Mr. Atwood was taken sick and died In Chicago, where he had gone on a business trip; his remains were first taken to St. Johnsbury, at which place the tuu- eral was held on Friday Miss Flora H. Averill will give a dramatic and mis cellaneous rending at the Baptist church Thursday evening, March 24. Music by the Randolph Cornet band The butter-tub and box fastener, upon which a patent has recently been granteu James II. Burt, seems to be well thought of by many parties. Mr. Burt has been in the clothing store of A G. .V J. 1). Wheeler, successor to George A. Lnird, but has now gone out of their employment, to engage in the manutacttiring and introduction of his patent. North l errlaburgti. The grist mill owned by Allen A: Percl val, which has been idle tor some days for repairs Is runningagain Allnre much pleased with the new water wheel called ''The Hercules." Mr. Kira Miller pre sented his pastor with a fine spring turkey weighing over 20 pounds Mr. orth- en, the temperance lecturer, was on hand for his lecture on Tuesday evening in the Methodist church, but the storm prevent ed the people Irom enjoying it. Mr Worthen does not stop fur miles.. . . Eggs brought 1.1 and butter 2.1 cents iuour market on Monday last A stranger would be surprised to see what great quantities of grass seed are brought hero and so' I for use. The question is, why do not farmers here grow and use grass seed from their own fields without foul seed from the West The snow storm here on Tuesday was the severest ot the sea son. Tho 'roads were plowed out early Weduesday morning. From (liber I'artH of (ho Miito. A petition has been circulated at North field and signed by all lite business nleu without exception, asking that the express company establish a tree delivery system in the village. The llrst aiiuual reunion of native Ver monters and their families, residents of Orange, Mass , was held at the town hall lu Orange, March U. There were preseut 3.M, Ot the 121 who registered name and birthplace the town of Dunuuerstou led, followed by Concord, Rochester and St. Johnsbury. Hyde Park has raised ?300 by subscrip tion to which is added an equal amount appropriated by the town, for the proper observance of its cenieinn d J'lly 4. Kry liiliiimmiiiliiu, . .nl I'.i.m sub Ule.l and .Mired by J'dwI'i Krtruct. jLmVi cfuiie Imitation?.