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VOL. LXX. NEW SERIES VOL. XLIT.
BURLINGTON, VT., T1IU11SDAY, APRIL 10 1896. NUMBER 42 YERMONT LOCAL NEWS, NOTES AND GOSSIP OF DOINGS IN THF. FREE PRESS'S BROAD FIELD b g The Wlnooskl Valley, Villages Up I ' Along Otter Creek mid by tho Shi O of White lllver Covered b J? Special Reporters. " ADDISON COUNTY.' ?, BRISTOL. o3 E. A. Hnsscltlno entertained a largo I party of Ills friends, tho bnnd Included, one ovenlng lust week, treating them to now sucar. Chnrles Averlll returned to I his dental studies In Boston Snturdny. Landlord Hatch of the Commercial House, I has purchased an elegant new nus 01 mo Excelsior company of Wntertown, N. Y, it f.nn tin fnr one or two horses. A lyoung man named Dwver of n un i inBin v - - , . Iborn sawed one flncer badly. Friday, with I a buzz saw. V. W. Orcutt Is moving Into tho Harry Jlmmo houso on Maple street. I .M o He en II 1 cave a sugar party to a. Ifcw of her young friends at her resldenco, Ion North street Friday evening, .uiss, Mabel Mix also entertained a company at I her residence on North street the same; evening, and a party visited Miss I.llllnn Young the same evening for the same pur-j I pose. Miss aiabcl nartiett or. .uaiiison, Wis.. Is tho iruest of O. H. Hartlett and: Iwlfe. L. C. Haggott has moved Into L. P. IOicutt's houso on Taylor avenue. There arc now about CO pupils enrolled In thoi first primary of the graded school' . Mrs. j II. P. Shcrwln has been quite 111 Apr scv-i leral days with pleurisy.-W. P. Chne was I brought licfore Justice C. K. uancnou and a Jury Friday night, chnrged with an assault on his wife. Verdict, not guilty. Bobert Wheeler and family havo moved Itn Hancock. S. M. Johnson anil u. J'. Ijarvls of tho Queen City registered at the Bristol Houso Thursday, Mrs. diaries W. Mason of New Haven, who died recont- lly In California, had many warm friends tiere, who win mourn ner uoain. a paper called tho "Addison Baptist," devoted to tho interests of tho Baptist of Addison county, will soon mako Its appearance. Drvls Jones of warren lias necn in town the nast week. Dr. A. A. Dean has been appointed administrator of It. N. Wll- a am's estate and Alfred Ferguson or tno lestnto of Caleb Wright of New Haven. Will Nash, tho genial nnd obliging cIcrK lof tho Bristol Houso for the past year or I more, litis severed his connection with tho house, and Thomas Ix-onard has taken pils place. Ueorgo A. Smith made a busi ness trip to the Queen City Thursday. Mr. Frank Dufry, who has been serlrorly Kl 1 for the past week, Is better, Sugar nakers report a big yield of sap for two pr, three days. Sugar Is selling for S to 10 cents a pound. Q. K. Grovcr hns bought HO acres of land of Mrs. Arvllla Somcrs, cost of tho village, nenr the New Haven Bine. G. F. Beet has sold his farm to I'cter Lafayette. Mrs. George Bathbun hns re ceived word thnt her brother, Horaco T. Hnll, died In Farina, 111.. March 25. Ho vas also the brother of the lato Mrs. A. M. Williams. In tho loral market Saturday butter broiiKht 15til7c per pound, eggs la; per llozcn, dressed chickens llfHc per pound, live do. 7wSc per pound, dressed hogs 5 Iier cwt., beef U'liO per cwt., potatoes 12c ier bushel, hay $11 per ton, ots 30c per mshel, maplo sugar fesnoe per pound. The first number of tho "Addison Bap- llst" made Its nppearance Inst Saturday, t Is Issued from the Herald office bl- Inonthly. Mrs. G. P. Colby went to Mld- lllcbury Saturday, called there by the dan gerous Illness of her brotner, urnn Smith. Word has reached friends heru from K. C. Marsh In New York that he is uut of the hospital and will bu at home lioon. Oscar Blcknell has finished his work tor B. C. Sargeants, nnd Ernest Allen has aken his place. Watson Wnsson of Port iienry is in iowu. in win emer i i-- noy oi ino iirisioi .iianuiugiuriiiK v.u. i no iimo lor nominif uvenuiK swvitra i ..jter. Merry Makers," In Now Hnmp he Baptist church will be, until further i ni,. vk Mm. t. Good. lotlce: Christian Endeavor meeting, 0:30; i ri-uunuiK , u. ....n- tiey has been on tho sick list for several I lays. Mrs. Frank Dnnforth Is in poor lealth this spring. Regular commlmlca- hon of Llbnnus lodge, P. nnd A. M will lie hold Monday evening, April 20. Re- lialrs and alterations nro being mado on the Galge houso on West street. G. K, I'rime Is pluclng a lire alarm In tho town liall. Word was received hero Monday from Mlddlebury that Orrln E. Smith was llead. Ho Wns a cousin of Mrs. H. I. Iherwlii nnd a brothor-ln-lnw of Mrs. O. l, Colby of this town. C. J. Klngsley nnd vifo went to Salisbury Monday to reside. They will go to Lake Dunmore when the .eason opens. Rev, F, L. Blgelow, son ori tho pastor, will preach In tlio Methodist church next Sunday. Preparations are icing made by tho G. A. B. for tho proper )bservanco of Memorial day, also Memo lal Sunday and tho school exercises pro- fcedlne. Rev. L. A. BlKelow has cono to bonferencc. IIo will, no doubt, bo returned: ncro another year. Rumor has It that Iho tenement house back of tho Patterson block is to be moved away to give place lo a grist mill. Several young ladles be longing to tho Grammar school visited Ihelr teacher, G, L. Hasscltlne, at his residence Saturday. They wero treated to liew sugar and all enjoyed themselves, Mrs. Ij, w. Parmleo hns been prostrated vlth a stroke of paralysis slnco last Sept ember. She Is still unahlo to speak and Iiearly helpless. There Is considerable wmplnlnt bocause of the largo number bf ohlldron who nro not In school, but Lro allowed to run In tho streets. Mrs. 'rank Dupry has nearly recovered from her recent severe illness. A. L. Cain went Io Essex Junction on business Monday. V, II. Bosworth has sold a building lot on I Spring street to Dr. E, O, rrlme. Q. E. Irover Is adding new carriages to his (very business. Mrs. N. P, Dunshe has returned home from New York. Her Jrrandson, Noble Stearns, came with her. B. Mclntyro of Bethol Is In town. Ho Ixpecta to remain hero nml tako charge If his blacksmith business. Titus B. Galge node his appearance on the street Tues day for the first time since Thanksgiving. it. uuige is 2 years of ago. Sixteen now LydrantH havo arrived and will bo placed position in a row days. l. N. William- Ion has gone to Canada to bo absent a few lays. Mrs. u. u. uiiiioy fen from a Ihalr Tuesday fracturing ono of her ribs . P. Colby and wife anil A. K. Grow nnd Ifo attended the funeral of C. E. Smith Mlddlobury Tuesday. 8evcral cases of Icarlet fever are reported In South Brls ol. Tho MoGeo granite shop is now run- king on fun tlmo with orders ahead. Ldbanus Lodge, P. and A. M,, will work Iho first nnd second degrees next Mon- lay night. Wing Lee, tho lnundrymnn, i on the sick list. Munslll Hose company, io. 1, were out lor exerclso Tuesday Ivenlng; also held a business meeting, P, Bush and M, P, Varney havo been Ippolnted commissioners and appraisers It tho estate of tho lato 11. N. Williams. Or. A. A., Dean received a telegram from lohnson Monday that Mrs. M. T, Buttor- led, Mrs. Dean's sister, was very low Hrltn pneumonia. The doctor went thcro Monday, rouirnlng Tuesday, Mrs. Buttcr- leia being better. ? YEItGENNES. R. L. Klngsland has opened a store in he Bingham block next to Mrs. Stone's allllnery storo and Duquettes barber Ihop Is In the basement in tho siftne block p stairs. Solon Burroughs has opened Karl' Cloyer Boot Tea i a sure euro for Headacho and nervous I teenies, Nothing relievos so quickly. aalA I,.. rVDi.tl I .n n t,A .1 ... . 1 , IWiron Street. , his office In the Stevens block over Ross' store. Spencer W. Holmes enmo homo from his business trip to Boston and Now York Saturday morning. Ho saw the trustee of tho Hudd estate: also Mr. Hudd, and re ports that they havo not decided what will bo done with tho ruins of tho Sherman block, but It will either bo sold nt once, or tho cstnto will Immediately rebuild, and probably will put tip a fire proof building that will bo a credit to the city. Invitations havo been received hero to tho wedding of Mr. Arthur II. Bristol and Miss Adeline S. Kimball of Mlddlobury, which will take place In the Congrega tional church there tho 22d Inst. Mr. Bristol Is well known by many of our citi zens as ho was formerly a Vorgcnncs boy and a son of Itusscll T. Bristol. 1evl S. Beach of West Ferrlsburgh has recently received nn Increoso in his pen sion. II Irani Curler of Ferrlsburg is reported very low with consumption, Mrs. James McC'uen has purchased of II, D. Bbinchnrd & Co. tho storo he occu tilos on Green street for $3750. Mr. Blanch- ard will probably occupy It for somo time In order to close out his stock or goous. n nrcier in einse oiil n a Norton Is sick Bcv. Thomas Hogers is attending the Troy conferencn in Gloversvllle, N. Y. Boy Dibble nnd Charles McCucn have returned to Bock Point Institute. Will II. Botsford of Mlddlebury college was In town Tuesday. Homo of tho Insurance ndjustcrs havo been here to settle the losses occasioned by the recent tire, but some of the parties wero not ready to settle at present and tho adjusters wilt bo hero again next week. Chnrles H. nnd W. J. Strong wero in New Bochelle, N. Y yesterday to at tend tho wedding of their cousin, Miss Jcnnlo Stevens, to Mr. Walter Tnppen J. Warren Barnes, Jr., of Malone, N. Y., has been visiting his homo here for a few duys. Miss Mary A. Goss, who has recently grndunted from the Perry Institute in Butland, Is at her home hero. MIDDLEBURY. Cnrds are out announcing the marriage of Mr. Arthur Bristol and Miss Addle Kimball, which will take place at tho Con gregational church nt 12 o'clock noon on Wednesday, April 2C NOnTH FERRISBURGH. Bev. Mr. Bradford le.ft for conference Monday morning. The W. C. T. U. socie ty meet with Mrs. Esma Palmer Frldny afternoon. Mrs. Emma Nelson of Pawlet Is hero cnrlng for her sister, Mrs. S. N. Allen. Mrs. Mnrccll Marsetto had the misfortune a few days ago to fall nnd break ono of her ribs. BBIDPOnT. Miss Grnco Blchnrds of Bristol Is visit ing Miss Cora Blatsdell. Mrs. Iiicy Pratt, who has been spending tho winter with relatives In Mnlone, has returned to her home. Dr. H. L. Townsend returned from Baltimore on Snturday. Carlton Sherblno I has moved to Byron Crane's farm.-Geo. Burwell nnd wife left for their home nt . Benton Harbor, Mich., last week. WHITING. Mis Mabel Blssett Is very dangerously 111, with n complication of diseases, follow ing the measles. Tho infant child of Mr, Chamberlln Is slowly Improving from a long and severe illness of spinal menlnnl tls. Miss Clara L. Rhodes of Hortonvlllo has been secured as teacher In the village sehool this snrlnir term, Mr. and Mrs. I Thomas Farr havo returned to their homo after spending tho winter in Brandon with a daughter. GRANVILLE. George Nichols was In town over Sun day. The Fall Mt. Paper Co., have started their camps here and nro waiting for water to start their logs down the river to nellows Falls. Allle Brlggs Is the proud father of a boy. HANCOCK. A s(m' wns 1)0m to Mr nml MrSi Charles rpt ,QHt Wrelt. Arthur L. Miller Is In town this week. Ho will move his goods to jOC1PSlcri nd then Join his comp.iny, ' ,n Grnnvlo last week to care for ,. , .ia,lc ltcr- Air9l samuoi Riley, WHO IS 111. RIPTON. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Day are rejoicing over a young daughter. Carlton Guptlll Is In Rutland. Rev. Charles L. Ix-onnrd started for conference Monday morning, April 13. Tho conferenco convenes at Gloversvllle, N. Y. Mr. Lconnrd closed his labors here Sunday. MONKTON. Thoremalnsot Mrs. Francis Fuller, sister of tho lato Thnddeus Dean, wero brought hero from Massachusetts. Tlio funeral was held Sundny nt the residence of Mrs. Thaddeus Dean's. ADDISON. C. M. Clark and family havo moved Into tho "Mason" house. School will begin at tho "Corners" April win, witn .Mattlo Clark as teacher, and In the O. A. Smith's district the samo nay, wun aiary wnii marsh ns teacher. Measles are prevalent in tho south nart of tho town. F. A. Man chester of Rutland wns In town last week. Leroy Taylor Is in town with his sister, EMhor Taylor, Mrs, .Lucy Gago Is on the .sick list. LINCOLN. Preparations nro being mndo by the G. A. R. for tho observance of Memorial Day. Rev. Mr, Rcedor of Watorbury Is to bo tho speaker of tho day. Four persons were received into tho Methodist church Inst Sunday. Rev, J. J. McDonald of Rhode Island begins his labors for the Christian church next Sundny. Tho warm weather this week bids fair to closo the sugar sea son. A large quantity has !een mnde. Alba Hank's condition has become very serious. Drs. Dean and Weston of Bristol wore called In consultation with tho at tending physician, Saturdny and Dr. Tlnk hnm of Burlington was sent for Tuesday, Gertlo Vurnoy la Improving. BENNINGTON COUNTY. BENNINGTON. The C3th anniversary of tho First Bap tist church was hold in tho church parlors Friday evening. The reports presented showed the church to bo In a prosperous condition with 330 memben 27 of which have been united slnco last October. The I Sunday school averages 2M. It is ox- pected that n young men's republican club will bo orKanlzed here (his week by J. W. Fowler, member of tho 'Btato oxecutlve committee from Bennington county. A. P. Chllds of this vlllago hns been invited to accompany tho Ancient and Honorable Artlllory of Boston on their trip to Eng land which will tako place In Juno. The Bennington and Woodford olectrlo railroad are getting ready, it is said, for a largo business tho coming season. The company has ordored and expects imme diately now CT-pound rails enough to lay tho road from hero to Camp Comfort, the old rails to bo used on tho extension to Glastenbury, Now bridges ore to bo put up, and a now theatre to accommodato E00 people is to go up' at tho Casino. Tho stockholders or tne ucnnjngton electrio railway havo held two meetings the last weeK. Frmay evening tne stockholders voted unanimously to instruct tho board of directors to proceed to the preliminary work looking toward the completion of the road to some point on the Hoosick line. Whllo in Rome last year Rev, Father Barron closed a contract with an artist in that city for It paintings, which should rep resent as many stations during the con demnation and crucifixion of "Our Sa viour,' tho same to be placed In St, Fran cis de Sales church jn this village. The paintings which are In butternut frames, , (Continued' on, 6th page.) SWEEPING ALL BEFORE IT, MILLS AND BRIDGES DESTROYED THE MISSISQUOI VALLEY. Iron Bridge Carried Away In Cancidn Uront Duncnr In lllcliford Mills mid Machinery Crushed by the Ice At Otbor Points. Blchford, Vt April 15. Great excite ment Is prcvnlllng hero tp-nlght owing to the floods that nro pouring down from tho mountains and hills and sweeping nil before them. The snow has melted with out rain, but tho Mlsslsqiiol river is moro than full and has overflowed Its banks and tho water Is still rising. Tho largo Iron bridge nt Glen Sutton, P. Q., bus been carried nway by the force of the torrent. The. water n Monso iivlllo ' roso to a level with the station Piattorm I mid trains were unable to proceed. The Boston malls wero carried around by way of Sherbrooke. Several Humes nnd wooden bridges have been carried away and the debris together with largo numbers of logs are floating down tho stream. The flats between this town nnd Stevens Mills uro completely In undated, also tho flats near tho "Branch Bridge" are under wnlcr nnd boats lire carrying paswngers across. The mails from West Berkshlro nro transported In tho samo way. Tho cellars nnd basements of many dwelling houso nro Illicit with water while tho occupants nro removing their household effects and will not venture to .occupy their houses to-night. Largo num- hers of pcoplo are flocking to tho river banks to view a sight the like of which was never beforo witnessed in this part of Vermont. The largo Iron brldgo spanning the MIs slsquol river is In great danger. This bridge Is in tho central part of the town and Its loss would Involve great dnmnwu. Tho original cost of this structure was nearly HMO. Tho grist mill owned II. F. Hardy, the Blchford Lumber company's mill, the I. J. Sweat and company s lnrge snsh nnd door shop, containing the electric light) turning a Bhort time after, found the plant, tho Union block, and two other j i,nrn on lire. Tatro was missing and hns buildings, nro in dnnger. Indeed nil the'ot yet been found. Tho house was also buildings on tho lower side of River street on nro, but was discovered In time to are also In danger from the flood. Many , provent serious damage. Loss about $50.); peopio win remain up during ine iukih io wntch this unprecedented sight una great anxiety prevails, MILLS AT ENOSBURGH FALLS Undermined nnd Machinery Cnrrled Down Rlremn. Enosburgh Falls, April 15. Tho MIs slsquol river is unusually high at this point. Tho Ico is passing down rapidly. Yesterday nfternoon tho bulkhend which protects the cunal leading to tho mills wrw destroyed by the Ice. An attempt was made to protect tho canal with a hns- tlly impoverished boom, but this only hold the Ico back for a few minutes, when having gained sufficient force the boom was carried Into the cannl with a vast quantity of Ice and striking against John Lawrence's saw mill, tho entire property was swept away almost immediately. A. H. Manly's sash and door shop was undermined nnd fell into tho stream with a crash. Almost all of the expensive maehlnnrv frnlni? down tho river. The numo 0 tho electrio light elation was de- stroyed, depriving tho tillago of water and lights for an Indefinite period. During tho night a part of Kemp's knit ting mill fell, with part of the machinery, nnd this morning an nttempt was made at great risk to save that which remained. lit Is expected that the wholo of tho Kemp property will bo a total loss. Tho losses aro estimated as follows: John Lawrence, $2050: A. H. Manley, $3000; II, D. Kcndnlli $500; J. Kemp, $3000. BRIDGE TRESTLE WASHED OUT. Wnterbury. Vt.. April 15.-Tl,e freshet In Mils nlnoo la l,rt MrtVl li.ut thnt ' curred this snrlnc. Tho immense amount ot snow on tho surrounding hills Is nearly melted, swelling tho mountain streams and tho Wlnooskl river to a very great ex tent. Tho damngo sustained by tho lum ber mills Is lighter than It would have been but for the timely wnrnlng of tho nnmln.r fr..ulw, tlin, tfmv pnoMfnil In tUn extremely warm weather of the last few! ilnvu Two bents of the trestlo undr tho rail road bridge, situated about ono mile north of this place, have been washed away, i greatly weakening tho bridge and neces- sltatlng much lighter power to be run.t A pleco of track near tho Russoll Davis place In North Duxbury is in danger of being washed out. Tho Central Vermont keeps a special watch night and day over Slip Hill, about four miles south of hero, fearing a land slide. The water has begun slowly to recede, with no prospects of Immedlato rising. Largo quantities of fertilizers on the low meadow land havo been swept away. ROADS WASHED IN STOWE. Stowe, Vt., April 1.1. The streams about town nro tho highest they havo been for years without heavy rains. Tho rise has been gradual but tho water has washed the highways qulto badly. DANGER NEAR BRANDON. Leicester Junction, April 15. The wnters hero have been rising gradually for tho last few days but hns not reached the high water mark of last year. Tho Addison tracks aro not flooded and nil trains aro running, though somewhat behind sched ulo time. Section men aro watching a portion of tho track about a mllo north of Brandon, where tho water is tlireacnlng somo damage. A PETITION PRESENTED. Washington, April 14. Representative Powers has presented tho petition of Rich mond Evans and others of Pownal pray ing for tho removal of tho statuo of Pero Marquette from statuary hall and the samo was referred to the committee on tho library, of which Hon. Alfred C, Harmer, ono of tho Philadelphia members, is chair vvwm rnkAn tirnrn itm'nn ntliAf 1 1 Inn (t against tho statuo presented aKtho samo VETOED BY THE MAYORS. Brooklyn, N, Y Aprtl 10. Mayor Wurs tor announced this morning he hod vetoed the Greater Now York bill. Now York, April 10. Mayor Slrong this morning sent the Greator Now York bill to Albany by a special messenger. The head of ono of tho city departments Is authority for tho statement that tho mayor lias disapproved of tho bill. A NEW DEPOT FOR BENNINGTON. Bennington, Mnrch 23. Architect W. C. Bull has drawn up tho plan and specula tions for a new dopot at this village, to roplace tho one now In ubo, which wns built in 1S52, Thoso aro to be lubmlttcd to den. John G. McCulIough, president of tho road, who, If satisfied with them, will probably order Its erection. The plnns as drawn call for a granlto building, 33x59 feet, with an addition to tho north of 21x38 feet. A canopy shed, 40x200 feet, will extend from the main part toward tho south. Tho waiting room will 'be 23x5(1 feet. On each side will bo a parlor 16x12 feot. one for ladies and ono for gentle men. There will be suitable toilet rooms on tho east side of the building. 'A large porte cochere will be on the east side. Tho present main track will probably hot bo made use of, and removed, one further to the west to be substituted. The old freight house will be removed and a new one erected in Its place, it is expected that other Imports nt changes will be made and that tho total outlay oi fundawlll bo nearly, tr not quitet iw,w. FREEZING OUT RUTLAND ROAD. Central Vermont Itecelrers Taking Tholr llimliii'nn A it sr. Bellows Falls, Vt., April 15,-Ccntrnl Vermont complications took n new turn to-day when orders were reco'Md from the receivers' otllco at lit. Albans '.) divert nil trnfllo, both freight and passenger, from tho Butlnnd division, sending via Whlto lllver Junction If destined to points north of Essex Junction. This leaves the Butland road without busimos except purely local traffic. Until to-dny 10 or 12 freight trains of from 12 to 30 cars each wero sent north from hero every 24 hours. To-day only threo or four regular trnlns havo run of three- or four cars each, The lease of tho Butlnnd to tho Central provides for a" rental of $1000 per day to bo paid nnd all remittances from stations to go through tho Clement National bnnk nt Butland as n guarantee of Its pay ment, Becelvers Smith and Hayes order ed the remittances sent to St. Albans In ,.,, nt(pr tnolr appointment. President cl(.mclt hna wlthn tho pp,t fcw ,,nyH . jyon - d to force the Central to restore tho rcinlttnncos through his bank. The further management of tho Butland di vision Imtwoen here nnd Burlington is problematical nnd uncertain. Tho Central receivers wish to be re lieved, evidently from loilng tho rental and It Is thought will probably glvo It up. Tho Delawa.ro & Hudson, which owns large blocks of stock, may operate It or tho Rutland company muy do so In dependently. Tho Central holds the key to tho situation at both ends, largely con trolling tho traffic. There is somo tnlk that the Fltchburg may bo Induced lo tako It. President Clement of tho Rutland division went to Boston to-night on the "flyer." BARN AND HORSES BURNED. A Fnrrlnliurgli I'lirumr (JuarreU With Ilia tVlfn nnd lliilldliiu I '.mini on Xlrr. Vorgennes, Vt., April H. Tho barn, with contents, of Ambrose Tntro of Ferris- burch was- consumed by .fire ycnterilny forenoon. Two valuable horses were also burned. Tatro and his wife had had somo troublo In tho morning. She left the houso nnd went to a neighbor's and re 0 insurunce, SURPRISE TO REV. MR. TYRIE. St. Johnsbury. April 13. Tho 25th wed ding unnlversary of Rov. Thomas Tyrle. pastor of Graco Methodist church and wife was celebrated to-night. The pastor wns surprised, upon returning from the Ver mont conference, upon being escorted by a committee to tho church. Presiding Elder Hnmlltou of this district off ered congratu lations and H. N. Turner presented the greetings from tho church, accompanied by u gift of money. Miss Gertrude Lamp benr brought greetings and a present from the Junior league. Tho pastor responded feelingly to these tributes. Major N. B. Bowman presented them with a silver service from the local lodge of Masons, Odd Follows, Knights of Pythias and Grand Army, In all of which Mr. Tyrie Is an nctlve member. Brief greetings were presented by local pastors and letters nnd gifts wero sent from frier's In Drury, N. H Lawrence, Mass., nVid other places whoro ho has been located. The mercury rose to-day to SO, melting the snow In country roads which have been badly drifted through Mnrch. If the warm wave continues the smrnr season will be prematurely ended. Last week wns a splendid one for sugar making and farmers are hoping for moro sugar weather, A RCOT AND SHOE MAN FAILS. Bellows Falls, Vt., April 12.-C'harles II Wnlfn n fli.nlnr In hnnl nnil shoes, fulled yesterday. The store Is In tho hands of ...,. sho-iir Th.nn.nn nml n.ivupiUe.i to rJU o i,tM,l Of IIOWRni &500Ur C l. i.l.lDl t OH SIMM I nssets, a stock of 3000, covered by a ehat- tel mortgugo In favor of Batchelder, Lin coln & Co. of Boston. A GOOD SUGAR SEASON. Bellows Falls, April 12. This has been tho best maplo sugar week throughout! Vermont In many years. In many locnll- loR f'"' llowp'1 80 lhn wns 1 nil iiurr-l i.lu lu utn u iui w , iiuinia, .11111 Friday. The present prospect is ror a much better than average, yield, contrary In the nntlnni: a. week rnro. The snow has to tho outlook a week ago. The snow has Rno ' th,c valleys, but on the mouutulns rcinalns deep throughout ermont and .Mliv Jlllllipnilll e. ill Ruuiu luiumiva 11 la from 10 to 15 feet deep. HOTTEST APRIL DAY. Brnttleboro, Vt., April 13. This has been the hottest April day In 12 years. Tlio thermometer registered nt 5 o'clock to night, EO In tho shade. Tho snow which Is least two feet In tho woods, has gone rap idly under tho mid-summer heat and tho sugar mnkcrs uro preparing to wind up their work. More than tlio usual amount of sugar has already been made and of a flno quality. y SUICIDE IN NORTHFIELD. Northfleld, Vt. April 10,-Renslow Fos ter, a former railroad man, committed sill cldo to-day by cutting ills throat In his barn with a pocket knife, VERMONTPENSIONS. Washington, April ".Tho following Vermont pensions) have been granted: Original, Henry Straight, Bellows Falls; Russell B. Page, Ludlow. Renewnl and Increase, Moses Ilulot, Shnftsbury. In crease, Darius Tnrblc, Mcchanlcsvllle. Washington, April 0. Tho following Vtr monters havo been granted pensions, or iginal, Daniel V. Smith, Washington, Al bert B. Dodge, Chittenden; George W. Brush, Washington: reissue, Hiram H, Tllley, St, George: original, widows, Lu clno S. Parker, Mcchanlcsvllle, Washington, April 10. The following pensions wero granted to Vermontcrs: Increase, Levi S. Beach, Vergejines; Rob ert Taylor, Bennington; David Seymour, Bralntree. Reissue, iiyinna Snell, Lurt- l"'- nolssuo and Increase, Sylvester Ban- Washington, April 13. .Tho following Vermont pension wns granted to-dny: Re issue, Peter Agin, Hyde Park. Washington, April 15. The following pensions havo been granted to Vermont crs: Original, Edward W, Clough, Slowo; addttlon.il, Charles B. Ilemenway, Chit tenden; original, widow, Jennie M. Sleep er, Putney. A favornblo report on tho Sennto bill pro viding that uny Statu having claims against tho srovernment hcrutoforo ex amined nnd reported to tho Senate under tho act entitled an act to Indemnify tho State, for expenses incurred in defenso of United States Is given the right within oivo year to tlio a petition In a court of claims, said court shall near, determined and givo Judgment according to law, A WINTER HOME IN A SUMMER CLI MATE. A number of prominent Vermonters, In cluding several Burlington parties, havo bought a tine tract of high pine land In northern Florida for the purpose of mak ing "winter homes In a summer climate." The site selected Is nenr Starke in Brad ford county on tho highest tublc land In tho Stnte and has been christened Verdo monto.The design is to mako cheap com fortable homos whero Vermontcrs may congregato, and spend their winter vaca tions among homo friends, Mr. C. W, Soarff has the matter In charge nnd Is preparing an illustrated booklet descrip tive of Florida In general arid Verdemonto in particular, which 'Will soon bo ready for distribution ,,n m i j , , IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, GROUT LIKELY TO CARRY 'EVERY TOWN IN THE COUNTY EXCEPT TWO Two WsililiiRtoii County Men Huve Guber natorial Anplrtloiii-Uindldutei for Ututa SonntoM Names Mentioned for Other Oineet. Montpollor, Apr. 1C Utile has been said bearing directly on tho political outlook in Washington county this year but It Is a mlstuko to ussunio that nothing has been done. Indeed It Is probab.o thntthero have been few campaign years In which the Ground has been carefully looked over mid burrowed nnd plunted, so to speak, i us In this presidential year of l&!s. u me i eron of candidates Is not nn abundant uiv it will bo duo Jo campaign frosts, change In tho area of political high pressure or local causes anil not to tho politicians. In past years there has been a complaint among tho political endtavorors oi the county outside of Moiitpeller, that tho cap ital dominated everything and Its leaders got all they wantid, or, at least, all they asked for. Since Burro became a power the cry has been moro frequent and potent than over beforo nnd the preliminary campaign of two years ago saw the, moro than partial, defeat of the Montpcller men of might In the county convention. The renson wns not fully understood then but it is too late to discuss It now. It was not owing lo any discord In tho party but rath er to a misconception of tho political geog raphy and topography of tho county. It Is safe to assume, however, that the survey hns been moro nccurate this year, on the part of the leaders, though the rank and lllo know little and caio less about tho wholo matter. The gubernatorial canvass has been moro complete than most people Imagine, for the simple reason that It hns been made more quietly. In fact, those who have made tho most noise In regard to tho case aro thoso who aro the least In formed concerning it. If tho caucuses wero to be held to-dny there Is every ren son to lielluvo that Grout would carry all save two of tho Washington county towns ami In ono of tlicso there would bo a lively contest. Much nolso has a tendency to create excitement but It Is not a convinc ing argument as tho anti-Grout leaders may discover, to their sorrow, a little lntrr. Everybody Is walling nnxlously for the convention of the 20th, nnd nfter that It is expected that sentiment will crystallize rapidly unless tho very small nnnrchlat Influence enn keep up the excitement nnd suspenso for a while longer. Tho coming convention and tho meeting of the Stnto Bepubllcan League which Is to occur the samo week will naturally havemorc weight nnd Inltuenco In Washington county than elsewhere In the Stale. This will dis seminate Itself rapidly and tho real ques tion nt Issue Is whether It will uugment the forces already In motion or create new ones to counteract the tldo already coming In. One other thing which mny cnuso com plications In this year's campaign Is Hint Washington county contains two men who aro on a still hunt for the governorshli not this year but ns soon as the hour seems propitious Ono of these gentlemen , , , , t out tllroueh n cns w,eu is a resident of the capital, while the other he f(,3w ,,roUBlu wUh ,,m. 0f course, Js Just far enoiidVi away to i fear his n'H,ho flimy with full confidence In the rersary's advantage of location. Each of . h . , , whom t, stranser pretended la heso gentlemen Is very iopulnr In his own 1 ' t consented to nn operation, town and mich will naturally do his best .,.. ...'. ,ii i ..,,. . .. to build a ladder for himself to climb. Just ns naturally each will wnnt t what material there s handy and . lis years county convent on may bo called upon to determine which shall have tlio precedence. Tho contest will be good nn Hired but none tho less earnest and de cisive. Tho candidates for the senatorshlp havo ' h';" "Iscusscd the least of those for any , of the ofllces to be tilled and nothing dtll- XZnnr lskenof( nls W. Wing of Montpeller Is spoken of by his friends as a candidate nnd can no doubt have tho nomination If he cares enough about It to mnke even a moderate effort. He was a leading candidate two years ago hut failed to got tho nomination, through no fault of his. Ho would mako n strong candidate, and every ono believes ho would 1! brilliant record n the senate. i tvu ji'iiin tihu iliu iiiimiuuit:. lurneimiur who failed of the nomination In the con ," ": " "'. vention wero E. F. Palmer of Wnterbury, -uurciow i. umwin i.. I Stevens of East Montpeller. It cannot bo said with certain, v thnt nnv one of these gentlemen will be a candidate this year but ono at least Is pretty suro to bo. It has also been said that Barro would pre sent a candidate In tho person of Dr. H. o. worthen, tho present incumbent, hut. city charter question, the Idea may bo dropped. Moreover Barro has hold a sen atorshlp for the past four years and thnt Is a point likely to be considered. In 1S0I tlio candidacy most talked of early In tho campaign wns for the State's attorneyship and history bids fair to re peat Itself this year. No ono has formally avowed himself a candidate for the place as yet but several havo been spoken of In loud whispers by their friends. They nro Hon. Zed S, Stanton of Roxbury, who now holds tho olflce, Richard A. Hoar of Barro, and Fred A. Ilowland of Mont peller. Tho friends of the first named relteralo the story of his long nnd faithful servlco In the pust, his fidelity lo honest purpose, zeal In support of tho prohibitory laws and unswerving fealty to republican prin ciples. Mr. Hoar Is advocated ns a brilliant young lawyer, amply qualified for the position, able, erudite and quick-witted. His friends aver that ho might long ago havo been elected State's attorney had ho not .generously stood nsldo for Mr. Stanton, under tho impression that Mr. Stanton would do tho same by him when thu proper tlmo name. Of Mr. Ilowland mueh might be written, He Is a member of tho firm of Dillingham, Huso & How land and tills alono Is a guarantee of his stundlng in tho legal fraternity. Ho Is a bright lawyer, a scholar and a mnn of un dprstnndlmr. tact and pntlonco. There will doubtless he no opposition to tho ro-olectlon of Sheriff O. R. Collins of J Cabot. His predecessor served two terms nnd there Is reason to expect thnt Mr, Col lins will bo equally well treated by his con stituents. He was ono of the men nomin ated two years ago liocauso his candidacy was based on a knowledgo of tho geogra phy of tho county and if driven to It could ngatn demonstrate his skill. No one will havo the temerity to suggest nnyono savo tho Hon. Hiram Carleton for probate Judge and ho will bo unanimously re-oleoted, as his name always appears on both the republican anddomocratlctlckots, It Is a Just tribute due Ills honor and un derstanding and strict conception of right and Justloe. No community could havo a moro faithful public servnnt than Wash ington coupty has In him. For assistant Judges, T. II. Lance of Ca bot and Levi Perkins of Mnrshfleld aro the only ones montioned thus far. Both thc-so gentlemen belong In the samo sectlonof the county nnd It Is likely that later In the season a candidate or two will appear at the other end of the county. The moro the merrier it will bo for all save them selves. The actual campaign this year will be longer than It has been heretofore ns the county convontlon of 1RM, which was held In August, passed a resolution directing that the convention this yoar should bo called for some date in June. Tho county committee whloh will sot tho date for tho convention Is .made up as follows: E, W. Huntley, Duxbury; J, M. Fisher, Cabot; II. D. Vail, Worcester; v Mark Menrs, Murslifleld; J, D. Allen, Barro;, J, W, Brook, Montpollcri C. M. lltchardson. I wttiisneiu. , i,, i, . i as t to ' o s t e ng against Urn ugglst. loss WQ. Insurance J2O)0; D, Du ll ootor owing to his tveord on the rlarro ' ?uf'1 . ' barl,cr,' los "C0; Insurance SOp. It. eltv ehnrler noes, Ion. the Idea mV bo MnldoOtl. restaurant, loss J10O, no Insll- FRANKLIN COUNTY COURT. Spring Term Opened TuoBdny A Keilon of Three W rein Kxprcted. St. Albans, April 14. Tho Bprlng term of Franklin County Court was opened horo to-dny with Judge H. R. Start presiding and Assistant Judges Ozro Q. Start of Hnkorsflold nnd .Cephas H. Hotchklss of Georgia, on the bench. After prayer by tho venorablo Rev. Fiither Clark, proclama tions for the opening of tho County Court, Court of Chancery and tho attendance of Jurors were made by Sheriff Kelley.' When tho Jury calendar hnd been called a recess was taken, during which a meet ing "of the bar was hold to tnko action on tho denths of Henry G. Edson and Henry C. Adnms. Hon. II. A. Burt of Swanton was ehosen chnlnnati and Charles D. Wn'- son of St. Albunx, secretary of the meeting, t was voted that tho chairman appoint t.vo committees of threo ench to drnft suitable resulutlons of the deceased to no spread before tho bar at a future meeting. Upon tho rensscmtiiing oi court ai t p. in., tho big docket was gono through with and 3i cases announced ns discontinued nnd dismissed. There were 31 cases on tho usslgnmcnt for Jury trial, but on calling the list the number wns reduced to z ami will go still lower, There aro 69 cases on the court calendar, qulto-a ivjv- bor of them being cases for hearing on referee's re ports. It Is expected that several State cases will bo tried and the length of the term mny be set at about three weeks. It Is expected thnt the first case for trial will bo that of Abblo S. Redding, apt., vs Moses W. Reddlng's estate, apee., which will bo called the first thing Wednesday morning. W. D. McClnflln of East Borkshlro was made nn American citizen during tho nf ternoon session. The rollowlng Is a list of tho petit Jurors drawn for service at this term: Bnkerslleld, W. S. Ishnm, Gcorgo A. Mc Nnny; Berkshire, Ralph W. Clark, P. II. Collins: Enonburgh, S. O. Maynard. Lymnn Gilbert! Fulrfax. Edward F. Ortnn, Thco. L. Marvin: Fairfield, James II. Fanton, L. W. Montgomery, J. C. Aboil: Fletcher, N. W, Church: Franklin, Homer E. Gates, Stephen P. Truax; Georgia, John II. Cull, William 13. Cooley; Carrol E. Gale; Hlgh vntp. A. L. ThomDson. E. H. Brown: Mont gomery Centre. William Barber; Rtehford, R. W. Adams, S. O. Marvin; Sheldon, ,C. K. Bush. D. A. Smith; St. Albans, W. H. Washburn, Will J. Samson, Merton L. Brooks; Swanton. C. W. Deal, Francis Smith. C. K. Bush of Sheldon nnd C. W. Deal of Swanton were excused ns they had served on Juries within tho past two years. A GLIB TONGUED STRANGERS Worked nn Old MOO Triolc on Guilford 1'iirnter. Biattleboro, April 12. A glib tongtted fellow ami a stranger driving a good looking team appeared In Guilford yester day under the pretonso of being a doctor. After making several calls of residents there of whom he made Inquiries as to the Ilnnnclul standing of some of their neigh bors, lie finally brought up at tho houso of EJward Carpenter, where he succeeded In getting Into the contldfrnce of tho fam y bo declaring he had been sent by n well-known lirnttleboro physician for tho purposo of treating Mr. Carpenter's sister for an alleged cntaract, which ho pro I h , , , , aftcr t I fcllo. 'chock drawn to the bearer for ..,,,,. ovcl. imr nnil tm? travelling i .,,,.,.... ,,.,. .... tt.m ImtrlMin,(.tv ,is. '...-,, ,nvin!r his nnme In r.nmenter's sub book ns Dr. Pohnson. When last rcen tho man nnd team were travelling r.t a lively pace toward the Massachusetts line. The would-be optician Is unknown to :ho Brnttleboro doctor, nnd It Is evident the Gulllord resident is n victim of the old trick, (throiigh which many people In Hampden county have suffered. FIRE IN VERGENNES. The Shermnn Illork Destroyed IlenTy I.O4M04 ForHivornl ririim, Vergennes, April !. A fire was dis covered here this morning nt C o'.clock In R. L. Klngslnnd's grocery storo In the Sherman block, which burned nearly all -- the bulldlm; destroying the - "' lnl",loI ' "B I"'. " mailing ino uuj.nmg a ioiui iu.s. Tho walls are left standing. The building was Insured for $10,000. Tho losses of oc cupants ns far as can bo ascertained aro ns follows: It. L. Klngsland, grocery, loss 5000, Insurance $3,100; D, R. Young ranee; C. A. Booth, Son & Co,, hardware, loss unknown, Insurance $3000; John Ganoo Billings, loss $500, no Insurance; Fred Hum an!, loss J1U0: no Insurunce; Solon Bur roughs, olllce, loss JCOO: Insurance $300; Ver gennes Electric company loss of fixtures, transformers, etc., In tho building $150, no insurance. The lire dcpnrtmenl did good work, and wero well assisted by a number of our citizens. The Sherman block was one of the oldest business blocks In this city. It was erected In 1S31. A largo number of peopio came hern from Mlddlebury, Char lotte nnd other adjoining towns. NEW YORK ALUMNI OF U. V. M, Hold Their Second Quarterly Meeting Tim Speaker. New York, April 10. Tlio second qunr- fnrlv tneetlnir nt the Vew "VVirlr Alumni nf the U. V. M. wns held at the Arena tills evening. About 30 members wero present, representing classes from '53 to '93. After tho customary banquet, tho tables wero called to order by Hon. D. P. Klmrsley. chairman of tho exocutlve committee, nnd several speeches were called for as fol lows: Rev. Lewis Frances of Brooklyn expressed his pleasure at being present upon nn occasion which allowed the meet ing of the younger with the older In years but young In heart alumni. Ho remarked a moro Intimate acquaintance of alumni was most necessary and believed that the formal and lnborod occasions heretofore known as alumni meotlngs wero In this respect unsuccessful. A good time was the primal idea, and if any one from tho 'further north happens hereafter to bo present, ho said, wo will make them have a good tlmo. Hon. Robert Roberts of Burlington re sponded In a pleasing manner in behalf of the trustees of tho Institution and Prof, J, R, Wheeler of Columbia University gavo a comparative estimate of tho scholarship nttuliud at tho University of Vermont, expressing his knowledgo that It was of a very high grade. Other speakers wero Dr. W. E. Forrest, Dr, E. S. Peck, W. A, Mitchell and K. G. Spaiildlng, Tho secretary of the commit tee gavo a general expression of opinion favoring the frequent meeting of tho alum ni In nn Informal manner with the hearty co-operation of all local graduates of tho university. The feeling was qulto generally express ed thnt such changes should be mado In tho rollegu mnnu'gomont that no alumnus might feel ashumed to send his sous thoro for the completion of a systematic und thoroughly excellent education. VERMONT POSTMASTERS. Washington, April 9. Fourth class post masters appointed (o-dny were as fol lows: A, N, Adams, Benson; James Mc Ginn, St. Albans. Washington, April 10. Among the fourth clnas postmasters appointed to day was Vormont Phillip R-oyco, Brownsville, TWO SMUGGLERS CAUGHT, WERE DELIVERING VALUABLE DRUGS IN ST. ALBANS. United State OrtlalitU I'rored Too Active l"or Thom-Ono Held In Jiitt the Other Out oil Hull A Sutolde In Mor rlfttotrii. St. Albans, April 10. An Important cap ture of government swindlers has been mndo hero by Special Inspector V. A. Bill iard of Burlington,' United States Marshal Emery Hurrls of Bennington, Deputy Col lector G. W, Burleson of St. Albans, and Deputy Timothy Hltiman of Derby Line, who captured two men In thu act of smug gling phenacetlne, and while ono of tho party escaped, two were safely landed In jail, with enough evidence against them lo keep them In prison for a term of years, Tho story Is as follows: Somo time since Hon. B. B. Smalloy learned that thore was considerable smug gling of drugs, principally phenacetlno nnd stilphorial, along the Canadian border, particularly at points outsldo the district of Vermont. Special Inspector V. A. Bul bird was put on the caso and noon dis covered that dlrtcrent parties in Canada wero engaged In tills business and learned that two different parties had agreed to deliver certain quantities of phenacetlno to parties In St. Albans, and knowing that these parties would readily know any of tlio customs olflcinls attaohed to tho cus toms servlco nt St. Albans, Collector Smaller secured United States Marshal Emery Harris of Bennington and Deputy Collector Timothy Hlnman of Derby Lino lo assist Inspector Bullnrd In tho matter. On April Sth, ono William Huhn, of St. Johns, P. Q., took the New York express thnt evening to St. Albans, having con cealed on his person a quantity of phena cetlno. On arriving at St. Albans, he loft the train and paying no attention to tho custom houso, which is in the depot, he Marled for tlio business portion of tho town to deliver the goods, being closely shadowed by the officers above named. When ho got on Kingman street near tho sloro of J, W, Ryan, he was accostod by United States Marshal Harris, who ac cused him of being engaged In smuggling. This he denied nnd the other ofllcers now stepped up and ho was searched but noth ing found upon him, but during his con versation with Marshal Harris ho was soen to drop two small packages whlcji were immediately picked up by a custom,! olllcer, anil proving to contain phenace tlne, ho wns arrested and placed In Jail to await tho action of tho proper authorities. On tho evening of the ninth, a man call ing himself Chnrles Allen nnd aftorwards by the name of Herbert Backus of Bed ford, P. Q which names are probably fictitious, drove Into the village of St. Al bans with a stranger, about half post nine at night. Driving at once to that portion of tho town known as tho Western Beserve, and at a point near what Is known as "the blocks" ho left tho team with tho man that was with him, and tak ing from tho wagon a good sized packajM, which proved to contain phenacetlno, started to deliver tho samo In a building nenr by, when tho officers who were lay ing for him, came out on him and toid him ho was under arrest. Tho man made a movement ns though to draw a gun, and was ordered by Marshal Harris to throw up his hands, and on taking in the situa tion, and seeing how useless resistance would be, he did so with 111 groc, and was handcuffed at once. A six shooter was ta ken from him. When the officers started with their prlzo toward the main village, tho en quired of him where his team was and ho Informed them that he had none, but had como on foot. A team was soen a short distance away standing In the road, and the officers surmising that this might bo his team, started towards It, and as they did so the prisoner yelled to the driver to "git" nnd the driver did so at a very rapid gait, although ordered by the ofllcers to halt and not doing so, was llred at sev eral times, but got away. The prisoner was taken before U. S. Commissioner McGettrlck, whero an ex amination wns had 'and he was held to await tho action of the grand Jury at tho May term of the United States Court un der bonds of $2500, In default of which ha was committed to tho Franklin county Jnll for safe keeping. Friday morning William Huhn was brought before Com missioner McGettrlck nnd In like manner held to await tho action of the grand Jury under $500 bonds, which were furnished during the dny nnd Huhn left for Bur lington In tho evening. In these two arrests tho ofllcers ecured 21 pounds of phenacetlne. It Is thought that by the quick and successful action of tho ofllcers In this case, It will be sometlmo beforo smuggling will be at tempted at this point again. A great deal of credit Is duo the officers mentioned for tho splendid ability and energy dlsplnycd In the case, which was so promptly brought to a successful issue. OLD VETERAN SUICIDES. C. W. I'lerco orCudjf' Fitlli Drowns Illm nelf triillo limine. Morrlsvllle, April 10. Gcorgo W, Pierce, a resident of Morrlstown, living at what Is known .ns Cndy's Falls In this town, committed sulcido to-day by Jumping Into the Lamoille river. Mr. Pieroe, until last fall, was a resident of Elmore. Ho ha for several years been morn or less de ranged by spells, owing to a wound In the hack of tho head received from a shell nt tho battle of Gettysburg, ho being a veteran of the 13th Vt. regiment. It has been found necessary In former years to havo a guntxllan appointed on account of his condition, and ho had previously at- I tempted slilcldo. Portles who went from here to Cadys Falls took a boat to assist in the search for the body and within a fow minutes nfter commencing their drag ging they found the body a few rods above tho dam at the electrio light station at about 4 o'clock this afternoon. The re mains had been in tho water since 7:30 or 8 a. nt. TEAM KILLED BY A LANDSLIDE. Bnrre. Vt., April 10. This morning Na poleon Richards, driving two heavy truck horses, owned by William Bradford, nar rowly escaped death, caused by dirt fall ing into tho highway lending hero from MontHller near tho Jones Brothers' shed. Tho horses wero Instantly killed but tho driver was uninjured. Tho road is block ed. IN RUTLAND COUNTY. A New Cnndldnto For the Senntonhlp Ap penm -Dr, Thornton, Rutland, April 10. It seems to be defi nitely settled that Dr. J. E. Thomson will enter tho canvass for tho Rutland senato rial seat, with George T. Chaffee nnd Per clval W, Cloment. Ho Is a leading citizen and physician ns well. In Mnsonlo circles, ho Is well known throughout tho State, being one of iv very few who have been passed to the 33d or last degree In tho craft. His qualifications for the .officii aro unquestioned and his canvnsB, is ex pected by many, to gather support as the days pass by. That there is ugly opposition to both Mr. Chaffee and Mr, Clement, 'Is undenia ble. Good party men opposo the former on tho ground that on two or three occa sions he has bolted the republican ticket, whllo tho latter's control of the Herald has mndo him enemies, ns might bo supposed. Tlmo will tell whether the opposition forces' will rally around Mr. Thomson. Meanwhile tho log-rolling continues and to ropoat an old saying "may tho best man win." Children Ctfcr, Etahert Catiprla.