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VOL. LXX. NEW SERIES VOL. XLtt. BURLINGTON, VT., THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1896. NUMBER 4:0 VERMONT LOCAL NEWS, NOTES AND GOSSIP OF DOINGS IN THE FREE PRESS'S BROAD FIELD. Silo VInoo?ll Vnlloy, VII qb Bp North, Alone Otter Creole nml 1 fllio Shores or Whlto IMvor ( p tfrcd by Special Itopor UJ '. addison uo:,!Tr. MIDDLEBU1 Tho trustees havo rc-n.S nted Henry V,'. Hammond to have ch' of tho vll logo roads and Bldcwal .g ns trustee. Thomas E. lJoyco has removed to his farm outside of tho village limits, Tho winter term of tho graded school closed Friday nftcrnoon. Tho spring and summer term will open on Monday, April 6lh. Frank Lnpan has bought from Dr. M. II. Eddy the Hill place In Weybrldge, near tho Mlddlebury 'lino. The consideration Is not stated. Tho minstrel entertainment which tho Mlddlebury band Is getting up will be plven In tho town hall on tho evenings of Tuesday and Wodnesday, April 23 and 29. Tho Odd Fellows have deferred tho In stitution of their encampment hero until Friday evening, April 30. ob tho hall had been engaged for the night they at first settled on. The Addison County Sunday School as sociation, or at least tho local district thereof, will hold a meeting at the Meth odist church In Weybrldge on Saturday, April 4th. Mlddlebury, Cornwall, Brld port and Weybrldge aro tho towns In cluded In tho district. Marshall T. Buttorlleld has leased tho Johnson House at Johnson, this State, and will take possession on Monday, April Cth. Miss Jcnnlo llalpln, daughter of Michael Halpln, started Monday morning for South Norwalk, Conn., whero she has secured a position as trimmer In a millinery store. Several people here say that they heard thunder at about 3 o'clock Monday morn ing, and others claim to havo seen light ning at about the same time. New maple sugar of an excellent qual ity has made Its appearanco in several of th U stores In town. It retails for 12 cents per pound. Charles Bentty, who has been 111 through tho winter with heart trouble, had a se vere relapse Sunday evening, and his fam- llv wcrft much alarmed over his condition. out ho was somewhat better Monday. Paul udell, I'ookccpcr for tho Smith & Bralnerd Marble company, drew quite a good marc, offered by Frank Trudo, In a lottery at Belden s, Saturday evening. Marcus S. Carr shipped two carloads and Gordon H. Sprlgg & Co. ono car load of livo stock, consisting mostly of cows, calves and hogs, to tho Boston market Monday morning. Tlicro was a good attendance of country people in tno village to market Monday. Uuttcr brought from 13 to 20 conts per pound, and eggs were worth 13 cents per dozen. The annual motlns of school district No, 4, which comprises Mlddlebury village, was hold In the High school room at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with about 40 voters present, a much larger attendance than tho average for several years past, al though It was noted that nono of tho lady voters wero on hand. Prof. Walter K. Howard of the collogo was-chosen modern tor and M. A. Brooks was re-elcctd clerk. Tho reports of the auditor and treasurer wero presented and accepted, nnd after somo dWcUFslon adopted. From tho report of Auditor Heckwlth tho fol lowing figures are taken: Orders were drawn during the year ending March 23, ISM, amounting $7C30.69, for all pur poses and thcro nro outstanding In all S37G2.31, general orders and $2001 of build ing orders, making $3730.71 in orders out Mtandlng, Tho estimates of expenses for tho current year are: For teachers, $j100; for Janitor nnd cleaning, $123; for water, 125; for Interest, $230 nnd miscellaneous, $100; a total of $0373, and Including tho reg ular outstanding ordors, a total of $10,337.31. To meet this tho auditor figured out tho following assets: Cash In tho treasury, $13.87: duo for tuitions, $16.9; taxes duo on tho list of 1534. $1073; taxes duo on tho list of ISM, $1355.76; tuition fees, $30; from grammar school fund $130, and State school tax, $1200; In all $.7133.63, and thus leaving tho amount to be raised by taxation $3303.CS, to provide for which a tax of 40 cents on the dollar of last year's grand list was voted on the recommendation of Auditor Beckwlth. It appeared that about $1400 more was expended during tho past school year than during tho preceding year and that about $1200 of this was for text books and tho remainder for painting the exterior woodwork on the school building. Tho remaining officers were then chosen M follows: Prudential committee, Charles ST. Wilds, Andrew J. Marshall, Dr. E. II. Martin and Dr. L. E. Mellon, nil re elected with Prof C. B. Wright to take tUr. nf T)M, Tlmmn. IT TlnvAn ...tin IIIU (IIUU Ul A U,( ...... K.O IIUJ ,,U declined a further election on account of having romoved outside of tho Village; treasurer, Charles E. Plnney; auditor, B. B. Beckwlth, and collector, M. A. Munroe. Tho article In tho warnlne to see If any of tho outstanding orders should bo paid this year was laid upon tho table and af ter somo general discussion aB to tho nec essity of providing moro school room nnd the matter of collecting the taxes up more closely about neither of which was any definite action taken, tho meetlnc at 3 nlnnlr nillnllrnnil wtlhnn rlftv. Mr. Timothy Boardman, Jr., for many mr r.r. wr. r. .imlt.l.nnTi'l. find l.lr.1,1,, fr.aine.ni r.A .e1flAif ff TVf (ilillf.1,11 l"V rft horn T-itoKrlrt , forenoon for Montncller. where ho will Jlill IILII J.Utt. Illll.lll. Mrs. Chorles P, I.angworthy, who has been 111 with pnoumonla for a weok past part of the time dangerously so, Is so much better now that her final rccovory is confidently expected. A flno baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Brown Tuesday night. cnarlos 11, Frost lias leased his farm In Brldport and Addison to James Bald win of Cornwall, who will take possession at once. Tho roads aro now so baro of snow that all tho mail Rtntrna enmrt In r,,n .vciinosany on wheels, Oeorgo T. Dlmmlck of West Cornwall arrived hero Wednesday afternoon from California, whero he has been buying with him nnd they aro destined for tho orelgn market. Alfred Mahen has leased his farm In ItU I.UO uui-uujr LtlllL'll IllWiKPHHlon . VERGENNES. At a meeting of tho city council Thurs- D iwti'i"jii"i ouiui iiiiciiueiu cu wuier ui nn. u, i.iiriu i c;ii!f.r fine npop rH! nun httnnr. nnd Chnrlnti nhftw.i, Mr. Oliver S. Bishop of Monkton and fln Tnn..lA TiX 1I.,1nJ ' 1, A News has been received here of tho nnlli In Hhnlrtnn. Tnti'n tlin 1?Mi ,,lf nt he two years old daughter of Rev. and Tho old folks concert at the Methodist hurch Friday evening was well attended, Tnmintn.l tn tM nnH ..rill Kn i.rrnA . 1. Tho law suit of Porcherson against Vol- nd cnRtH Carllo H. Peon Is sick with pneumonia The Ve-fMmnts gradod school closed Frl- day for tho spring vacation. Tho next torm will begin April 6. Mr. Warren D. Clark of Addison Is very low with acute Brlght's disease. Miss Lllllo Cram, a teacher In the Brad ford academy of Bradford, Mass., Is spending her Easter vacation with her mother hero at Mrs, Morgan's. Miss Katherlno Wlthcrbeo of Port Henry Is In town tho guest of Dr. and Mrs. W. N. Knowlton. Palmer & Everest will open their cheese foctory nnd creamery hero next Monday. Their business for tho present will bo but ter making, and will mako checso later In tho season. Miss Ada Crosby will teach In the Bnr ton district and Miss Iloberty Moy will tench In tho Ilenton district In Walthnm Their terms begin next Monday. William Watt of East Orange, N. J manager of the Ilcvlow of Reviews, has rented tho Dnlrymplo cottage at tho Inko for part of tho coming summer, and his family will tako possession of It about July 10. At tho annual meeting of tho Vergcnnes gradril school district. Tuesday even nc. Thomas Mnck was elected moderator; An drew jtoss, cieru; c. A, Booth, treasurer; Frank L. Fish, collector; Capt. Charles E. Porker, was re-elected a member of tho board of prudential commltteo for threo years; J. CI. Hlndes, auditor; voted a tax of 40 per cent on tho grand list. New maplo migar was placed In our mar kets Wednesday at 20 cents per pound. BRISTOL. Henry Prime celebrated his S7th birth day last Thursday. Ho Is In good health, but very deaf, In tho local market Sat urday butter brought 20 cents a pound, eggs 12 cents a dozen. The llrlstol Bnso Ball association are rehearsing for their play "Tho Mock Trial" to bo given soon. Charles Gulnnn nnd Miss Stella Wood bury were married In Compton, N. H re cently. Tin) groom was formerly a rcsl dent of this town. M. E. Brewster of Huntington and Miss Bertha Cutting of this town wero married March 21, Rev. J. T. Hill nreached In the Hnntlst church In Stnrksboro Sunday. Tho meet ing of tho Baptist ministers and deacons Wednesday afternoon and evening was well nttended. Tho afternoon was mostly of a business chnracter. In tho evening Revs. E. A. Herring of Brandon and H. Slocum of Charlotto preached. C. J. Sawyer of East Mlddlebury presided at tho organ. D. K. Hamblln is very low with dropsy. The several schools outside tho village began work Mondny for tho spring term. Mrs. C. E. Severance of St. Johns bury Is visiting relatives In town. Misses Helen nnd Louisa Geo have gone to Pitts burgh, N. Y on a vlslt.-Miss Cora Bing ham nnd Miss Retta Monroe of Mlddle bury nro tho guests of W. C. Blnghnm nnd N. F. Rider and wlfe.-MIss Maud Smith of Mlddlebury Is tho guest of II. P. Shorwln and family. Charles Averlll Is at homo from tho Boston dental college for a short vncatlon.-Davld Bosworth nnd Charles A., V , , 'f, om'Mrl 01 1 , Blgolow aro at home from the U. V. M. for ny-elioo!s of Mlddlebury, Cornwall, Brld a vacation of a week.-E. J. Bristol is Port nnd Wc,hrll,Be- The exercises open painting, papering and othcrwiso Imnrov Ing the house lately purchased by him on Mountain avenue. April 4 Is pension day. Frank N. Hill nnd family havo moved Into the C. P. Abernethy house on Maplo street. S. E. Monroo has hired tho Joseph Lavarn farm In Lincoln and moved to It. Mrs. W. D. Galge of Now York Is In town. She Is here to dlsposo of tho household goods of tho late D. R. Galge. Tho first thunder shower of tho season passed over here Mondny morning. Rev. Frank Blgclow, preached in tho Motho dlst church Sunday. A hearing In tho suit of E. C. Dike nnd Glldden, Jay & Co. vs. D. E. Sorrel, book account, was had last Saturday before Justtco H. P. Sllerwln. Judgment was rendered for the plaintiffs. The annual convocation of Gilford chap ter R. A. M. was held Wednesday even ing, April 1, Covenant meeting of tho Baptist church Friday evening, April ."!. Christian Endeavor social at Miss Cora Chapln's on Church street Wednesdny ovenlng, April 1, J, S, Flint of tho Queen City was In town Saturday. Jnmes M. Day Is rapidly falling In health. Ho Is confined to his bed tho most of the time, O. F. Poet has recovered from his recent Illness, Mrs. J. M. Day went to mnrket last week, Wo hear that Mrs, G, F. I'eet Is seriously 111 In Worcester, Mass. Rev, J, M. Smith and wife of Stnrksboro havo tho sympathy of their many friends hero in tho loss of their llttlo daughter nine J. M. Day Is very low and Is not expected to live but n few daysBut very llttlo mnpio sugar has neen mndo as yet. II sells for 15 cents a pound.-Mrs. J. M. Day nrrlved homo from New York Wednendnv night. A telegram to : o E. B. Patterson was1 received Tuesday saying thnt Mrs. C. T, Goodrich was uenu at Amesbury. Mass. Sho wns formerly Villa Vinton, and a for mer resident of this town nnd a teacher In tho graded school. Tho funeral will bo held nt tho Baptist church hero Thursday at 2 p. m. George Colo nnd wlfo aro tho parents of a baby girl, born Tucsdny morning. Eight members of tho New Ha ven lodge, I, O. G. T visited tho local lodge Monday night. The local lodgo will hold a soclablo Monday evening, April C Miss Bertha Spencer has returned from her vacation and resumed her work In E. B. Patterson's store. GRANVILLE. John G, Sargent Is the smiling father of a boy. A fow hundred trees wero tapped last Thursday, but tnero was no sugar made Inst week. II. A. Brlgg has his i ,lro ,ls supposed to have originated from stock of logs nearly worked up. Mo Sar- Bnarks about tnQ engine. Tho loss Is total, gent of Burlington was In town last week, i Pave the boiler, which Is yet In a perfect Several men nro engaged marking tho condition. Thero was no insurance. Sev logn of tho Fall Mountain Paper com-' ni1 of tho bcst "l,e sheep In the Stnte pany. ' havo very recently been purchased tn this W. V. Farr was In town last week taklngl town for export to Australia. Mrs. Er subscrlptlons for tho Free Press, Harl ncst Darling has sold her property to O. Bean of Roxbury and Leonard Bean of D- Towner. James H. Fletcher Is In Now Mlddlebury visited their brother Earl last York on business. Tho last dance of tho week, E. N. Homenway wns In North-1 ,"un wl" "B given mis ween in tho Mn field last week. S. F, Hubbard was In i sonic hall. Grovor and Bates contemplato Bethel recently. Ida Sargent of Burling ton was In town last week, Edith Green Is to teach school In Stockbrldgo this sum mer. Jnmes Blair Is running a black smith shop In Wnltsfleld. WHITING. Mrs. C. H. Kctcham of Brandon nnd Mrs. Marlon Hubbard of Orwell wero guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Needham Inst week. Mrs, Benjamin Needham of Orwell Is visit lng relatives In town. Mrs. Daniel Need ham has been very 111 the Inst week, but Is liettcr. Versll Chnmborlln's child Is dan gerously 111 with splnnl menengitls, Rev. C. B. Atwood, wlfo nnd son Carroll, wero tho guests of Mr, nnd Mrs. N, W, Foster last week. Miss Ardollo Kelsey returned from Poultnoy last week, having been ab sent a number of weeks studying music Mrs. C, B. Kelsoy Is still In Mlddlebury, being under medical treatment. Miss Edith Flint of Brandon has been engaged to teach school tho coming spring In tho south part of tho town. ADDISON, A thunder storm visited this placo Mon day morning, Mr, St, Clnlr Is Improving nnd In fair way for health. Morrison & Noonnn started Monday with sheop for Australia, via Boston, Mrs. Gregory and Mrs, Carlton leave In a fow days for Carthage, 111. Those on tho sick list this week are: Frank Crane, Eva J. Smith nnd Mr. and Mrs. John Swenor. Mrs, C, W, Read Is convalescent and W, D, Clnrk remains about the same. Mr, and Mrs, William liuda are the parents of a son, born March 31. Miss Lbda Gaines is caring for Mrs. Plude. Roy Gago and family are moving to Alvln Pond's farm.-Iohn Woytel of Saratoga has bought tho Guy aage place. Mr. and Mrs. Gago will remain there for the present. E, C. Dike of Bristol has purchased D. R. Brown's farm. Mr, and Mrs. Brown will go to Chicago, Hi,, soon to live with their son, who Is In business there, Arthur St. Clair Is Better. Curtis Barron and family are moving to Now Hnvcn. Mrs. James Baker has gone to Brldport with her son, to bo nt Mr. B. SklpVa with her husband, Mrs. Ellen Barron and her children are moving; to Weybrldge. Martin Barron will carry on the stignr farm. Edward Morrison and Georgo Yeonan started for Australia tho 30th. The entertainment tho 25th by tho I, O, of G, T, wns a success In every way, MONKTON. Fred Skiff hns bought a smnll farm In Fcrrlsburgh nnd will move thcro soon. Frank Huntoon of Rutland Is visiting his sister, Mrs. Lizzie Meader. Farmers havo tapped tholr sugar orchards nnd report a good run of sap. Chester Hawkins and Gertie Preston of Fcrrlsburgh mcro united In marriage Tuesday ovenlng, Mnrch 21, at tho homo of Rev. A, P. Cornell. Tho brldo has many friends In this vicinity, who wish her much happiness. Augustus Roscoo has purchased Fred Skiff's placo at tho Rldgo. Bryon Ray went to Mont peller Tuesday. Miss Mattlo Day has opened a dressmakers shop In Illncsburgh. STARKSBORO. Miss Ida Norton Is nt homo for a week's vacation. Olllo, daughter of Rev, J. M, Smith, died on Friday, March 27, Services were held Monday from the Methodist church. Rov, Mr. Kunz of Danamorn, N. Y., officiated. She had tho measles tho last of January nnd has not been well since, nervous and brain troubles having followed. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have tho slnccro sympathy of tho community in their great bereavement. Mrs. Mlnnnn nnd Carl Hill are on tho sick list. Miss Katheleno Sayles Is visiting at William Wyman's, SHOREHAM. Julius N. North, after a lingering Illness of sovcrnl years, passed away nt his homo Mondny morning, March 30. The funeral was held at the Congregational church Wednesday afternoon. Alson Wlsell and his mother have moved to Edward Fan nlng's place and Edward Stokes and fami ly up to Kent Wrlsht's fnrm. The mis sionary meeting at A. E. Tottlngham's Inst Tuesday aftfiuoon was well attended. Fast day services will be held In tho chapel Friday. NORTH FERRISnURGH. Tho Ladles' Foreign Missionary society met with Mrs. Luclnda Allen Wednesdny afternoon. Tho funeral of Aunt Polly Champlln was held from the residence of Wilbur Ball Monday. Had she lived until next July sho would have been 100 years old. Miss Mary Mnllory has returned from Burlington, whore she has been visiting her sister, Mrs. E. S. Lane. Mrs. S. N. Allen Is seriously 111 with nournlgtn. Georgo Ambrose, Jr., Is moving to Lieut. Martin's farm. Tho Sunday school of the Methodist church are practicing for East er. Tho sugar makers are busy tapping their trees. WEYBRIDGE. Tho Mlddlebury district of tho Addison County Sunday-school association will meet In tho Methodist church next Satur day. Tho district Is composed of tho Sun nt 1:30 p. m. State Secretary Miller Is ex pected to be present. Mrs. Lconnrd Stur tovant Is suffering from rheumatism. Miss Richardson will open tho village school and Miss Bowdlsh the one In tho pulp mill district next Monday. Miss Mooncy will tench In tho stone school house. MIcs Hnttlo Palmer Is home for tho college vacation. Mrs. Adnms' Sunday-school class made their annual visit at her home last week Wednesday even ing.. Fast day services will be held In tho Methodist church Friday evening. EAST MIDDLEBURY. Hon. F. C. Partrldgo Is In town. S. W. Randlo Is thought to be better. Mrs. Mary Chnmplln Is sick. Mrs. Almlra Russell, who has been for sovernl weeks with a sis ter, Mrs. A. H. Sumner, has returned to her homo at Rutland. Mrs. Henry GUI man is no better. D. A. Perry has moved back to his fnrm on North street. Almon Woodcock has moved to the Will Gorham fnrm near Snake Mountain, In Addison. Mrs. Mandana Buttles of Brandon, who hns been caring for her mother, who has been qulto 111, has returned home. Ed ward Leno has moved to his farm on tho Plains. A daughter, Mrs. Forrest of Rut land, Is to live with him. Mrs. Augusta Ncedhnm is with her daughtsr, Mrs. Jos eph Ncedham, In Rutland. HANCOCK. Among tho sick aro John H.' Andress f"ml'y' M,rs' ,n,' , A Dun,na ;,of l e"y 8 children, nnd ir m and two mnny others ,,,; , ' L ".I1 "J""! ,,tanco f some of our citizens 1 J!' Vue" 1"lB rebuilt his dam thnt was lno recent tioou and his tnh shop and mills aro now running, Mrs. Emily Wilson has been qulto 111 wtlh bronchial troubles. R. Dunham's family aro nearly all sick with the grip, as aro also Mr. Perry's and John Andross' poople.-John Rhodes was in Northfleld last week. Harvey Flint has recovered from his rheumatism nnd Is able to bo out n llttlo. Wesley Burko and wlfo havo rented a fnrm in Stockbrldgo and have moved thero. BRIDPORT. Fire broke out tn the saw mill of T. H. Hutchinson about 4 o'clock Saturday morning nnd when discovered, the fire wns under too much headway to be controlled, Tho flro spread rapidly over the whole structuro and both the saw and shlnglo mm were soon enveloped In flames, Tho erecting a creamery at onco opposite J. II. RIPTON. Mrs. Nancy Phillips fell March 23 nnd broke her hip. Langdon Cook Is still housed with Bclatlc rheumatism. A dona tion party was given to tho Rov. Charles Leonard, tho Methodist pastor, Wedncs- lay cvenng. A pleasant entertainment was given by tho young people. Mr. Leonard closes his labors here next mrmti, and Dr. H, C. Powers has been granted a preacher's license nnd will attond spirit ual as well as tho physical needs of tho peoplo. Itlpton, though a small town, draws over $3C0O In pensions every threo months. Receipts at tho donation were about $23. PAN TON, Tho friends of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Allen will regret to honr that their llttlo son, threo weeks old, Is critically 111 with whooping cough. Rov. Guy Lamson was ngreoably surprised at tho close of his last sormon among the peoplo of Panton by receiving a handsome gold watch as a tes timonial of their lovo and regard, John Mooro, who has worked for O, Allen, 2d,, for tho last two years, will work for Ed ward Gough of Addison this year. LINCOLN. John Polnnd died last Friday, His re mains wero taken to Waltsflcld, where tho funeral was held Monday, Rov, C. A, Bradford was provonted from speaking horo Sunday by tho death of n relative. Rov, J, J. McDonald spokn in the tcmper nnco meeting to a good audience, Miss Lydla Hanks, who has been visiting In town tho past fow weeks, returned to her homo In Weybrldge Monday, Tho person nl property belonging to the estate of tho late Georgo Bagley was sold at auction last week. S, D. O'Bryan Is still In a, very critical condition. A, A. Hanks, who has been 111 for Beveral wooks with liver trou ble, Is better, The moving season has be gun. Stephen Munroo of Bristol is moving on to J. Levarn's farm. Mr. Lovarn will move Into Nathan Varnoy's houe at the Corner, C. L. Green has vacated V, W. .(Continued on tho 3d page,) RAILROAD MATTERS, THE GRAND TRUNK NOT TO HAVE CENTRAL VERMONT TO ITSELF. lloiton mid Maine and Other Interetti Looking Into the Situation Important Grnml Trunk Change The Og donaburg Kond. Tho comments on tho part of residents of this State that have followed the an nouncement of the appointment of receiv ers of tho Central Vermont railroad can not l) otherwise than gratifying to tho management of that road. Tho hope has been freely expressed that the control of tno system, which has been consolidated nnd strengthened by President E. C. Smith might not pass Into the hands of parlies outsicio of the State, and his denial In an Interview published exclusively In tho Freo Press, of the rumor regarding tho rcmovnl of tho headquarters to Montreal has had a reassuring effect. That the receivership's announcement has had tho effect to direct attention anew to tho strategic vnluo of tho Central Vermont road as well as io Its Important connections with through routes between the West and cities llko New York and Boston, is evident from the following com ment taken from tho financial columns of tho Boston Advortlser: "Consolidated Vermont 5s wero stronger, with sales at 70. Interests Identified with tho Boston & Maine and American Ex press management havo sent an expert to St. Albnns to look over 1 the honks anil 'equipment of tho Central Vermont. It Is known well enough to attract buying of tho 5s thnt tho Grand Trunk will not havo tho entire Central Vermont Bystcm all to Itself without counting In other In terested parties. The Canadian Pacific Is wealthy and works In close conjunction with tho Boston & Maine nnd Is fighting tho Grand Trunk nt every turn. Some ob servers think that perhaps In n deal the N. Y N. H. & H, might be nllowed to acquire the New London Northern In ac cordance with the agreement between It and the Maine system to divide New Eng land business, but the best opinion Is that tho Maine could hardly afford to let the New London Northern go. Nothing moro doflnlto than that tho Boston & Maine Is not Inclined to allow the Central Ver mont to fall Into the Grand Trunk's hands by default has yet come out. This Is the reason the examination of the property now under way Is beln? made. "Tho Ogdcnsburg & Lnko Chnmplaln has a double chance with either the Mnlno or tl)o New York Central, and tho acquire ment of a large block of the Cs by Chas. Parsons somo time ago shows what one of tho shrewdest railroad men In the country thinks of the chances of the line, split or no split. It Is probable that tho Consoli dated Vermont 5s would bo made 4 p. c. bonds In almost any readjustment thnt might bo brought about either one way or another. Guaranteed by any corporation thnt has money they would sell back to tholr old price at 4 p. c. quite easily." THE OODENSBITRQ ROAD. Mr. Louis Hnsbrouck, who has returned to Ogdcnsburg from Whitehall, having been East on business ns attorney of tho Central Vermont railroad, wns Interview ed by n representative of tho Journal. Ho said that Mr. C. M. Hays of the Grand Trunk had been nt St. Albans for several days In the capacity of receiver, looking over the accounts of tho Central Vermont. Jn regard to tho effect or 'the receivership on the Ogdcnsburg division, Mr. Has brouck said thnt should it bo decided by tho receivers to continue the lease of tho Ogdcnsburg nnd Lake Champlnln by tho Central Vermont, as Is probable, It will bo operated ns at present, but should It bo decided to throw up tho lease, It is Impos sible to say what disposition would be mado of tho road. GRAND TRUNK CHANGES. That General Manager Charles M. Hays lS making llln nrCminCA foil l nnmntl la evident from the announcement thnt tak ing cueci to-uay a number of olllclnl chances will he mnrln nn llin n mini Triint.' The following nro tho most Important: w. u. uavis, now general passenger agent Of tho Phlrnirn .mil Grim, I Trn'nl, l, comes general pnsfcenger nnd ticket agent of tho entlro Grand Trunk system, with headquarters In Montreal, in the placo of ., u, j-uHiT, wno nas resigned, i;. ti, Hllfrhen. irrncr.il wAtlarn nriDDAnn-r of tho Grand Trunk, with headquarters In Chicago, will succeed Mr, Davis nt Chi cago wiin ine tme ot nssistant general nassenirpr nrr,nt nml hla I n rle.l UHnn ...III COVer nil nf the fll'nnrl TrilnU a,.at.,m ?.,.. of the St. Clnlr and Detroit rivers. uavid Brown, general freight agent of tho Chicago and Grand Trunk division, Will tlCcnniA Hrnl nalitnnt rrt.nr.fnl freight agent of the entire system, nnd his authority will extend over nil of tho Grand Trunk lines west of tho rivers. His head quarters will be continued In Chicago. Robert Qulnn, at present Europenn traffic agent, with office In Liverpool, will beeomo division freight agent at Hamilton vice John Ealies, who retires. CENTRAL VERMONT-GRAND TRUNK ARRANGEMENT. A Montreal correspondent of the Boston Transcript says: "Tho Central Vermont hns mado arrangements with the Grand Trunk by which tho former's trains may enter Montreal over the Intter's tracks. Tho connection Is decidedly vnluablo to tho Canadian company giving a direct route tor heavy live-stock shipments from Chi cago to Boston. Tho Canadian Pacific hought to get part of this business by sc. curing that part of tho Central Vermont between St. Johns, Quebec, nnd Boston. In order to shut out the Grand Trunk. Nego tiations nad advanced so far that a switch lino had been constructed between the Ca nadian Paclllc and Central Vermont lines at Iborvllle, Quebec, near St. Johns, and a working ngreement was looked upon ns probable, and It was stated further that tho Canadian Pnelflc wns nronnrci in guaranteo io tho arnnd Trunk $"00,000 duo the latter from tho Central Vermont, mwn which tho receivership wns obtained. Gen. I eral Manager Hays of tho Grand Trunk ! found out what was going on. Tho pro posed guaranteo by tho Canadian Paclllc would not compensate for the loss of tho Boston connection, and hence tho receiver ship, with himself as ono of tho receivers, It was an nffectlvo checkmate to tho Ca nadian Pacific's plans. The Vermont Cen tral remains a Grand Trunk line, the Chicago-Boston trnfllo Is retained, nml ixessrs. Hmlth and van tlorno nro out played by the former manager of tho Wa bash, whom the Grand Trunk brought to Canada to resuscltlato the road. WASHINGTON COUNTY COURT. Montpeller. April 1. Tho case of Htnte VB. Lee Dodge, apt,, for a breach of the peace al Worcester, which occupied yes terday afternoon Is now being argued. It appeared that respondent mnrrled tho 13 year old girl of Almon and Fanny Holmes, Tho girl after living with ho husband a llttlo over a year loft him nnd returned to live with her parents nnd on July 20, 1805, respondent called at tho house of Almon Holmes nnd endeavored to reclaim his wife. A general fracas followed In which tho State clnlms that respondent knocked over Fanny Holmes with a club. Tho respondent's defence Is a general' donlaL State's Attorney Stanton opened for tho State. Ho wilt bo followed by J. p. Lam son for respondent nnd J. G, Wing will inako tho closing argument for tho State. MUSICAL FESTIVAL POSTPONED, St. .Tnhnehnrv. March ,31.-.flt Tnl,nB. bury's musical festival has been postponed uiuii May vj, zu, u ami a. Children Crf tiK Eftih'eVs CastorlsC WINDSOR COUNTY REPUBLICANS Would I.Ike J, C. Klirlght For Senntnr Old DemocrnM Deaert Their Party, Whlto River Junction, Vt April 1. Thoro Is but little bolng done by cither party so far as county or town politics nro concerned. Tho town committees are back ward in preparing tholr "slates" for the coming county convention. Windsor coun ty seems to bo far behind the others, yet wn trust our more prominent politicians will make an effort to awaken the sleeping ones round about them. Tho Frco Press correspondent ha3 Inter viewed poveral leading republicans and lenrns that thero aro possibly three or four who would bo very much pleased with tho title of senator from Windsor county this year. Alfred E. Watson of Hnrtford has been mentioned as a possibility, whllo J, C. Enrlght of Windsor, now State's attorney, seems to bo a moro favorable candldato than Mr. Watson, It can be safely snld, If Mr. Enrlght should receive the nomination, ho will also receive tho Btipport of nearly every rpubllcan In this section of Windsor county. His ability as a lawyer Is unquestionable, and tho fact Is well known that whatever point ho at tempts to carry, success seems to follow. As a State's attorney his record Is excel lent, having conducted affairs In a credit able manner. It hns been rumored that If Mr. Enrlght's name Is proposed at tho county convention, his successor as State's attorney will bo J. O, Harvey ot this town. Mr. Ilnrvey Is a Btaunch republican, a man cnpablo of conducting the uffatrs of this county In a buslness-llkc manner. County Sheriff Howe of Ludlow having served two terms, ho will bo rotlrcd; and who his successor will bo Is yet an open question. Deputy Sheriff H, II. Peck of this town hns faithfully performed tho duties of his ofllce, and should ho by chunco receive any encouragement from his friends In a way of prdmotlon, It can safely bo said ho would accept tho honor. He has a clean record as a soldier In tho civil war, and Is a member of tho Grand Army post, as well as a Mason. Tho opinion among those best Informed Is that R. H. Spafford of Sprlngllcld will undoubt edly bo nominated to succeed Mr. Howe. It Is tho custom In this county to elect county sheriff by Benlorlty, nnd If such should be the case this year Deputy Dan Jones of South Royalton will be tho can didate, as ho Is the oldest officer In the county. Sovcrnl times he has been re quested by those who knew his qualities to accept the offico, but hns declined each time, ureferlng to remain as a deputy. For Judges of Probate Court, but very little has beer, said or done, although one or two names have been discussed. For county commissioner there Is no reason to doubt that tho present Incumbent can havo the olllce nga'n If he will accept. Several prominent republicans have dis cussed tho name of W. W, Stlckney of Ludlow ns n probable candldato for gov ernor, nnd should he receive the nomina tion they will ondeavor to give him a solid vote. The county commltteo expect hard work will be necessary to do all there Is to bo done and will put out full votes. Just now the question of town representa tive has not been considered. Probably but a llttlo attention will bo given tho matter until May or June. It Is Impossible to learn anything as yet what the democrats Intend to do or who they propose to run for any of the ofllces. excepting governor. Dr. J. H. Jackson of Barre and Thomas Maloney of Rutland nre being considered. Mr. Maloney seems to bo a more favorable candidate than Dr. Jackson. Thero nre plenty of men who are hankering for office and will undoubt edly bo rcaily (o step forward and de clare themselves candidates. A report Is In circulation here to-day thnt two prominent business men have de nounced democracy nnd will In tho future vote nothing but straight republican tick ets. They aro men who In years now past and gone have stood shoulder to shoulder nnd scorned a man thnt would voto other than a democratic ticket. But like many others they have been victims of the democrats, but now have opened their eyes and seo that McKlnleylsm Is tho' best after all. CAUGHT DIAMOND SMUGGLER. Ifnu Just In tho Act Delivering the Vlu nbln Stnne In Nnr York, Pittsburgh, N. Y April 1. Deputy Col lector James II. Heffernan of the Pitts burgh district, made an Important capture In New York Monday morning. Mr. Heff ernan, who Is stationed In Montreal has suspected that for somo time that there has been a large amount of diamond smuggling going on. Sunday night Jivmes Baxter, a resident of Montreal accompanied by a woman started for New York. Deputy Sheriff Heffernan behoved that the man was smuggling dlnmonds, but a careful search ot the baggago of tho man and woman failed to produce anything con traband. This did not satisfy Mr. Heffer nan and ho took the samo train for tho city, arriving thero Monday morning. Ho followed tho couple to tho Aslor Jiouse, and after breakfast Baxter started for Slalden Lano with Heffernan close behind. Ho went direct to a diamond bro ker's office, nnd was about to hand over a wallet contnlnlng tho precious stones when Heffernan cap tured tho valuable parcel. Every effort was mado to "bluff" the deputy, but It was of no avail. Ho had secured the stones nnd proposed to keep them, He placed Bnxter under nrrest and brought his bnck to Pittsburgh. Heffernan took his prisoner to tho Wltherell Houso for breakfast. After tho menl Heffernan gave Baxter permission to go out for a few moments and that. Is the Inst ho saw of him. Tho smuggler Is now r.afo In Canada having taken a train on tho Moocrs branch and skipped. Tho captured stonts are 22 In number and nro exceedingly brilliant. They aro valued nt sovernl thousand dollars and aro In tho customs houso safe hero. BAXTER BAQK IN MONTREAL. Montreal, April 1, James Baxter, who was arrested in a New York diamond broker's ofllce last Monday on a charge of smuggling nnd who was taken to Pitts burgh, whero ho was locked up In n room In tho Wethercll House, from which he escaped some time during tho night, Is a prominent money lender or Montreal. He was at his ofllce here to-day. Ho stated this afternoon In connection with tho above that the diamonds with which ho wob charged with smuggling wero not being carried for commercial purposes, but ho simply had them In his pocket by colncldenco. VERMONT CAPITAL NOTES. Wnshlngton, April 1, Thero were 27 fourth-class postmasters appointed to-day, ono being In tho Now England States, Mrs, H, M. Chldscy being nppolnted post mistress at West Cheshire, New Haven county, Conn,, vice L. R. Chtdsoy, de ceased. Gen. Grout has presented tho resolutions ndopted by tho New York Mercantile Ex chnngn of Now York city favoring tho passage of the bill Imposing n tax upon nnd regulating tho manufacture and sale of filled checso; also petitions of Mark J. Sorgeant of South Roynlton and of F. P. Cheney of Glover protesting against the pnssage of tho bill to amend the postal laws relating to second-class matter. HENRY ICINQ DEAD. Bellows Falls, Vt April 1. Henry F. King, formerly a well known business man locally and ono of the originators of the Vermont Farm Machine company, died suddenly at his homo hero this evening of heart disease CREAMERY IN WATERBURY BURN ED. Wfttertlury. Vt., April 1. E. R. Town's creamery, situated In tho northern part nf tho town, was nearly destroyed by lire this moriing, which caught In the engine Iroom, Loss not stated. MAPLE SUGAR MAKING. L Good Senson Predicted Vermont'. Hhnre in the rroduetlen, Vcrmonters nro watching tho weather signs with considerable anxiety, because tno mapio sugar season will open soon and tho most favorable conditions of tern 'pcrature must exist to mako this valuable but fickle crop a success, During tho ' past two weeks thorei have been a few days when somo of tno producers were almost tempted to try a little experi mental tapping of somo of their trees, and thero Is no doubt that on some of these clays sap would havo run quite free ly on tho edges of orchards hnvlng a good exposuro to tho south. For the past two seasons tho crop of maplo BUgar In Ver mont has been light, but unless all signs and predictions fall tho present season will seo a good yield. What effect tho past two weeks will have upon It remains to bo seen. Tho traditional maplo sugar weather Is freezing nights and thawing days, with occaslonnl light feathery Bnow- I falls, known by all maplo sugar producers las sugar snow, Tho maple sugar crop Is ono or tho main sources of revenue to the Vermont farmor, many of whom rely largely upon tho products of their orchards fpr a large share of the ready money that helps mako up their Income. Of tho 50,000,000 pounds of maple BUgnr annually produced In tho United States, Vermont Is credited with about one-third, so that It can be seep what tho failure of tho sugar crop means to the State. Last year Vermont's yield of maple sugar vas 11,123,921 pounds and --693,085 gallons of syrup, and it Is-evident that this yield can bo materially Increased. Even the above figures bring a revenue of $1,24',SC5, qulto a snug 't.m to bo di vided unions the husbandmen of an un pretentious farming state. It has been said that were the maplo sugar business worked for all It Is worth In Vermont tho State could produce 23, 000,000 pounds n year ThlB estimate Is based on tho conditions as they oxlst at present. By a rough calculation It means nearly half n pound of the toothsome maplo sweet for every man, woman and child In tho United States. It means ns well, of course, the doubling of the rev enue to Vcrmonters, and tho bringing Into circulation within tho State the handsome sum of at least $2,100,000 a year. Tho average prlco for maple syrup, first quali ty. Is $1 a gallon, and for suptr from 8 to 13 cents a pound. As a general thing tho sugar orchards aro In the hands of In dividuals who own from a few hundred, pcrliRps, to 3,000 trees. Each has .ls own peculiar method of making sugar, and tho ooneequenco Is, a product uncertain In amount and varying In quality. With the smaller farmers tho sugar interest Is but nn Incident of the year's work, and the study and nttcntlon to latest scientific methods necessary to develop any indus try aro not bestowed upon It. Tho efforts of the sugar maker's association Is grad ully bringing about a change In this, and yenr by year a higher standard of quality Is being fixed, which In time, will prove to be of lasting benefit. It Is estimated that ten pounds of cheap Imitations of mnpio sugar are sold ovcry year to one pound of the genuine article. Tho State association Is working hard to chock this evil, and hns adopted a trade mark, which Vermont producers nre permitted to us? under certain conditions. It Is hoped that In time as this trademark becomes recog nized no sugar claiming to bo genuine Vermont product will be purchased unless It bears this certificate or purity. A compound labeled "now Vermont maplo sugar," Is to be found In the city markets, months nnd weeks beforo a tree hns been tapped on tho Vermont hills, and It will tnke tlmo to educate the public to look for the only genuine sugar maker s guar anteo, and take no product that docs not bear it. VERMONT ASSESSMENT COMPANIES. Brattleboro, Vt., March 31. On Decem ber 31, 100j, tho five assessment companies, Including fraternal associations doing business In Vermont had 4731 certificates In force, carrying a total Insurance of $i', 74S.S0O. They Issued 1201 certificates In 1S93, aiming $1,577,500 ns against 1431 In 1694, carrying $1,630,000. They paid losses of $113,500 In 16S5 against $31,230 In lsni Tho 27 regular life companies Issued 10, 279 policies In 1S03, Insuring $5,443,230 as against 711S policies In 1834, Insuring .",- 210,313, nnd they paid In death claims In 1633, $255,52S. There were $953,821 In prem lums received In 1S95 ns against $30S,O47 In 1691. Tho nssessment companies do not re port premiums received In 1694 and 1S93 nnd the reports hitherto published that assessment companies received nearly n million In premiums In 1S95 Is misleading and erroneous. PENSIONS AND PATENTS. Wnshlngton, Mnrch 31, Of the 33 New England pensions granted to-day, the fol lowing como to Vermont: Supplemental. Levi Taylor of Stowe; additional, Georgo W, Abbott or Enst Mlddlebury; Increase, Orlando J. Richardson or Gaysville, Rod. ney Dodge of Montgomery; reissue, Wll llnm Mnglvony of Bethel. Henry Fairbanks nnd H. Parker of St Johnsbury have taken out letters patent for rorming bodies rrom pulp, The nppll cation was filed Nov, 27, 1593. Secretary Morton has let the contract for furnishing tho seeds to be distributed according to tho recent act, to Lnndreth of Philadelphia. Tho board of nwnrd con slsted of Senator Proctor, Representative Wadsworth, Dr. Dabney and Secretary Morton.- Tho flower seeds will como from May. OF INTEREST TO VERMONTERS. Prof. Brackott of St. Johnsbury has been remarkably successful In experiment ing with the X-ray photographic process. but about the-most Interesting thing ho has accomplished in that line Is the llnd lng of n piece of steel In tho left hand ot Harvlln Paddock. Years ago this bit of "foreign substance entered his hand. It has given Mr. Paddock no trouble, but in tho Interest of aclence, presumably, ho submitted that member to the now pro cess, and tho result was very satisfactory. Tho hand Is shown palm up,- Uh skeloton structuro standing out very vividly, and well down toward the middle of tho palm nnd nestling close to the bono Is seen tho small pleco of steel. About 100 invitations have been sent out to lending democrats of Vermont for n meeting nt the Berwick House, Hutind, April 23. The object of the gathering Is understood to bo to organize n State democratic club and to consider pins to increase tho voto of tho'party. An Easter snrvico Is bolng prepared by tho M. E., Society to bo given Sunday morning, Rev, E. Bouck will preach in tho evening on tho Second Coming nf Christ. Mrs. Jnne Walker died at her residence nt 11:45 o'clock p, m. Saturday of congestion of tho lungs. Sho wns born In Granville, Mass,, In 1609, her family moving from thero when sho was scarcoly a year old. At tho ago of 18 yenrs sho was married to Chnun cey Walker, By this union 9 children wore born, all of whom she had outlived. Mrs. Walker lived In tho houso In which sljo died C9 years and had retained to her death to an unusual degreo the uso of her faculties of both mind and body. She is survived by three grandchildren. Funeral services wero hold at tho residence Tues day at 10 o'clock, Rev. E. Bouck officiating. WHAT VERMONT SCHOOLS NEED, (From tho St. Johnsbury Republican.) "We must have professional supervision beforo wo can have professional teach ing." Such Is the nttltudo taken by Stnto Superintendent Stone In his effort to put and keep tho schools ot Vermont on a higher piano of excellence. J3t. Johnsbury scnoois nave tms sort of supervision, and wUen every other (own In tho Htato not so provided Insists un Improvement In this respect, thon Vermont will have taken a long step In advance In a very Important direction. , , , w. BIG EXPRESS ROBBERY. BANDIT8 HOLD UP A FAST 'FRI8CO TRAIN IN MISSOURI. Cnptnred From 810,000 to 8100,000 Dropped One Package of 81700-IUu Away on tin Engine Populace In JInt I'urntU After the Itubbera, St. Louis, Mo April 1. The Frisco fast express from the West, which loft Leb anon, Mo., 1S2 miles west of St. Louis, shortly beforo 1 o'clock this morning, wnj held up by three masked mon near Rich mond, 22 miles cant of Lebanon, about 3 o'clock. When tho train was nearlng Rlchhvnd tho engineer saw a red light down tho track and stopped tho train. It was not until sovcral volleys had been poured Into the car that the messenger un bolted his door and admitted tho robbers. Tho bandits blow the safo open with dynu mtto. Express officials claim not to know how much the robbers got, but one of the passengers says ho heard the messengor say thero was over $30,000 In tho safo. The express messenger was badly hurt by be ing struck on the head with tho butt end of a gun. One of the threo train robbers was a youth of 17, who stood guard over tho trainmen whllo tho others did tho work. The loss may bo any amount from $10, 000 to $100,000. All tho way bills wero de stroyed. In their hasto tho robbers drop ped one package ot $1700. After somo tlmo consumed In drilling tho safe tho first charge was exploded, creating a faint shock. In n few minutes a second and heavier shock did the work. Tho bandits cut tho engine looso and started down tho track. Engineer Prlco offered to go with them to take caro of tho cnglno but they said they did not need him ns they knew something about engines. An eighth ot a mllo east of tho train they left tho en gine and mounted their horses, which had been picketed near by. Good descriptions aro given of the threo robbers and as tho country Is aroused and pursuit active, it Is thought they cannot escape. Tho St. Louis agency of tho Wells Fargo company refuse to give any Information as to tho amount of money In tho through safe. THE SOLDIERS' HOME. Chungei During Qnarter Ending Maroh 31 Col. ColTey llttglna III Tenth Yenr, Bennington, April 1, Tho following changes occurred In the Soldiers' Homo during tho quarter ending March 31, 1890: Admitted 11; returned from furlough 4 (gain 15); discharged 7; died 1; furloughcd 11 (loss IS); present membership D5; pres ent 80; cared for In hospital, 21. Col. and Mrs. Coffey commenco on April 1 their 10th year of service as superinten dent and matron of the Home. Gen. W. W. Averell, U. S. A. Inspector of State and national homes In his recent report mado the following Interesting statement In regard to State Homes: Referring to Stnte Homes, Gen. Aver ell says that twenty-two States now main tain homes for disabled volunteer soldiers, and last year cared for 13,373 men, Tho general average of present and absent was 8,667. The National Government has furnished to tho States maintaining tho homes $100 per capita on the averago present. Threo State homes wero added since his report was completed, namely In Indiana, Wyoming and Idaho. A comment of Interest many may be made that six States, viz.: Maine, Dela ware, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri, have as yet manifested no need for a soldier's home of their own, Theso Stntos furnished altogether 33,96S men to tho Union armies during the Civil war, while tho two Dakotas together sent but 206 men to tho front, and each has a home, In which 511 disabled volunteer soldiers havo been cared for up to tho date of this report. Within another year New York will havo ready for occupancy an additional homo for married soldiers nnd widows. Pennsylvania already has threo homes, ono for disabled soldiers at Erie, one for disabled veterans and their wlvos at Brooksvllle, nnd tho third for soldiers' mothers or widows, at Hawkins, near Pittsburg. The wholo number cared for In State homes since organization Is 60, 46?. Tho great National beneficence be stows direct and assured relief from want of food, clothing, sholtcr, hospital minis trations and nil the comforts of a life nec essarily undomestlc, and brings satisfac tion to almost every houso In tho land. Culumbus Inquirer. Slnco tho above report the State of Ken tucky nt tho late session of the legislature appropriated $20,000 to establish a State home. SENATOR MORRILL'S BIRTHDAY To bo Celebrated by u Reception Ter montern In Wmhlngton l'omloni. Washington, April 1. Senator and Mrs. Morrill have Istued cards for a reception Thursday, April 14, to eclebrnte the 86th birthday of the sinator. Tho senator has many friends both In private and social who no doubt will tako pleasure In con gratulating him on that day. Tho bill introduced by Representative Grout to make oleomargarine and all other imitation of dairy products subject to tho laws of tho Stato or territory Into which they aro transported has been favorably acted upon by tho house agricultural com mittee and reported to tho House with tho recommendation that It pass. Tho following Vermontcrs aro In tho city: Hon. George F. Edmunds registered nt tho Arlington; Gen. O. O. Howard at the Ebbltt; Charles Cooper. Bennington at tho Metropolitan: G. D. Smith and fam ily, Y. G. George, Burlington. M. E. Wut son, Bennington, D, S. Betts. Arthur H. Kcyes, E. V. Howard, Fred W, Lonse, S, Billings. Avery Billings all of Rutland at the St. James. Tho following Vermont pensions havo been granted: Increase, Louis Gabourics, Northfleld, Ira B. Qulmby, Randolph. A WEEK OF CONGRESS. Appropriation Illlli Command the Atten tion nf Until llrnnohet. Much of tho tlmo In tho Senate Thursday wns consumed In the consideration of tho leglsitlvo appropriation hill. The Houso passed tho naval appropriation uui jirei as It was reported from tho committee. The Senate Friday passed the legislative nnnronrintion bill, carrying about $23,000,- 000 and adjourned to Monday. The House passed a few private bills ana niso au- journed to Mondny. Tho Scnnte Monnny passed some pnvaio bills and tho House considered the sundry civil bill. The Senate Tuesday took up the post- office appropriation bill. Tho House con sidered tho sundry civil bill. Wodnesday wns given up to tno post- offlce bill In tho Senate and tho sundry civil bill in tho House, BRATTLEBORO'S BEAT RUTLAND'S. Brattleboro, Vt April 1. The Brattle boro Y. M, C. A, basket ball team made Its record five straight victories to-night by defeating tho Rutland Association team, by the sooro of 19 to 4. This game make the Brattleboro basKct ban team cham pions of the State. B. & M. ROUND HOUSE AT SWANTON BURNED. Swnnton. April 1. Fire destroyed tho B. and M. round house at an early hour this morning. All the engines were tnken out nothing was damaged except the build ing, which wns a small affair. The New Hampshire republicans Tues day oloctcd Reed delegates to the St, Louis convention and declared for McKlnley as second choice, ' , . .