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VOL. LXX. NEW SEH1ES VOL. XL! I.
BURLINGTON, VT., THURSDAY, JUNK l; 1890. NUMBER 49 YERMONT LOCAL NEWS, NOTES AND GOSSIP OF DOINGS IN THE FREE PRESS'S BROAD FIELD. Jtfhe Wlnooskl Valley, Villages Up North, Along Ottor Creole, nml by ttia Shores of White Hit or (Nivryrrd by Special Itoportor VJ Oh CFf '.'OS ADDISON COIIil. vergenes's-J Invitations nro out for JJ wedding, Iune 9, at the residence otfjwC and Mrs. Hyron Fields In Ferrlsbu'jraK of their daughter, Miff Agnes, to jfl Elmer A. Preston, the populnr snlesicjjr of L. E. Avery of Ferrlsburgli. ,'' Tho .famous Htalllon Deuxictllon had the nlsfortuno to break one of 'hi forelegs Knturday at thn American House stable.'. l)r. Miller of Burlington was cnlUul and tho horso wns thought to be doing well VeHtu relay. Contractor W. If. Bliss has been making rapid progress toward repairing the Shcr- man block during the past week. Tho in- Udo Is nenrly cleaned out and the tront ll vail has been taken down to th"' pillars, nnd they nro being rapidly taken away. Rov. Herbert ft. Titus will deliver the Imccalaureato sermon before the graduat ing class of tho Vergennes High school In tho Congregational church next Sunday evening The funeral of Mrs. n LaHou, who died fnndny, awed 23 years, was held Tuesday morning In St JVter's elrurch. One of tho prettiest church weddings tltiit has been held In Vergennes this seu von took placi on Wednesday at l.o:?0 t UtlUVH III. I ILUI P IJJIIPMUMI , t.XIWt, I when Miss Esther Loulso Curllss of Peru, IMS'. Y, Wedded Mr. Hurry J. Ulmstcnil 01 Saratoga Springs, S, Y. Tlie church was beautifully trimmed In ferns and (lowers and well-lllled with relatives and Imme diate friends, The ottlclatlng clergyman wns tho roctor. He v. II. 1'. LeF. Oruliua, As the strains of Mendelssohn's ever pop ular wedding piareh filled the church tho bridal party approached tho altar. First came thv ushers, Mr. Frank O, Ritchie and Mr. Frank W. Case of Saratoga Springs, then the maid of honor, Miss Ju lia F, Curtlss, sister of tho bride, leaning on the arm of her cousin, Mr. .1. (5 Illndes, who pave her away. The, procession win met at the nltar by the groom, who wns accompanied by his best man. Mr. Freder ick M Waterbury of Saratoga Springs. Miss Curtlss was Indeed a beautiful bride nnd looked queenly In a handsome costumo, thu skirt of chlno taffeta silk with Loula XIV coat and lar white hat, She carried a boquet ot white roses. Tho maid of honor woro pure white with largo white hat ond carried pink roses. At the conclusion of tho services the bridal party were given a wedding breakfast by tho bride's cousins, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Illndi-s. Their pretty homo was artistically ornamented with flowers nnd palms and n most delightful reception was tendered to Mr, nnd Mrs. Olmstead beforo they left for Hoston on their bridal tour. Upon their return they will make their homo In Saratoga, where Mr. Olmtnil Is 1'ngnged In business, being one of Lhnt popular resort's youngest merchnnta. Tho groom's prcsiint to the brldo was a bcau tlful cluster diamond ring. MIDDLEBURY. nuns for a suggested, library bullutng for Mlddlebury collego hnvo been pre pared In New York and are now In tho hands or tho college oiuciais. Tne iimni lng, If constructed, would be of rock-fared utone, with Romanesque or Norman stylo of architecture. Tho Interior arrange ments Include a book room 30x00, n reading room 31x40, and the various other rooms necessary for library work. In nil par ticulars the plans are thoroughly practical nnd up to date, and thu library, If It cm In built, will be a notablu addition to tho rollogo equipment. A drawing of the pro posed structure Is now on exhibition In tho window nt Bruwstcr & Co.'s nnd attracts much attention, Mr, George F Patch of Burlington, State organizer of the order of lied Men and keeper of tho records of the Uurllngton tvlbe, was here Thursday evening nnd or ganized 11 tribe In Mlddlebury, to be called the Moosalamoo Tribe. Tho exercises of Memorial day passed off In n most pleasant nnd successful man in r. In the forenoon tho members of Bus- ton Post met in their hall and In charge of Commander Martin proceeded to tho college campus to take part In the dedica tion of tho large nnd handsome new col lege ting, The exercises proper of Me morial day occilrred In fhn town hall be ginning nt 3 o'clock. William 1'. Russell Post, No. Mi, met in their hall nnd pre redul by tho Mlddlebury band and escort ed by Camp A. S. Trncy. No. 25. Sons of Veterans, proceeded to tho hnll. which was Mready Wll tilled and when thu exerrlses began there was not a rent to spare. Rev, j w. Lyman, ine iinntist pastor, made opening prayer. Walter W. Martin, -0 post commanner, tiros deft and tho dcrs of the day were rend bv Adit. Wll- "m I.. Cndy. Nice music wan furnished V a quartette composed of members of ho College, Oloo club, under tho lender Ihlp of H. i', Williamson. Commander .Martin then introduced tho orator of tho (lay. Rev. E. E. Marggrnf of Hollows I alls, who delivered an excellent ami most appropriate address, speaking for ubout 10 minutes. A recitation wns !. Itvercl by little Miss Mamie Larock. After moro music tno exercises closed with thn benediction by President llralnerd. The procession then formed on South Pleasant street, with tho mnrshals and the band In inu lean, ronowea by Lake Dunmnre Lodge No. 11, I. O. O. F the Mlddlel.nrv n department, tho Sons of Veterans, the Ornnd Army I'ost, tlm speakers, mid tho members of the Ladles' Aid society In carriages, thu touchers and nolmwi f tho graded schools, nnd many people. In carriages and on foot. It was n long procession Arrived nt tho cemeteries the usual ceremony of decorntlnK tho graves i"'nurinru in accoruanco with the rites of tho Grand Army. Rev. J. H. flooding pronounced the benediction the procession re-formed nnd returned to the village and tho exercises of tho day wero nt an end. ' Invitations nrn out for tho mn-.i.. . I Miss Margaret Illggln-, only daughter of landlord and Mrs, John Hlgglns of the - iiiiii icv rl nil r Coflln of Nnntuekett, Mass,, which will occur nt tho Plerco House at f;30 o'clock on Tuesday evening. Juno IB. invitations are out for Mm mnrri,, Mr. Joseph , Tiwrence, the assistant postmnster here, nnd Miss Mary Gertrude Sullivan, which will tnkn plnco at St Marys chtiroh on Wednesday evening Juno 17, at 8 o'clock A recepjlon will bo held nt No. 27 High street fmm s.n , 110:30. Thero was a large attendant nf o,,.. Ipeoplo upon tho local market Monday Jlutter sold for from 11 to 1.1 I pound, with 14 cents paid for a few selec tions, nnd eggs remained nt 10 cents a dozan, Messrs. Sprlgg & Co.. willlnmn t. ICarr ond D. O, Noonnn shipped between them throo car loads of live stock, cows nnd calves, to tho Watertown market on Monday. William II. Button, senretnrv r.r ,i, lUnltfd Stntes Senate committee nn nn.i. I culture, Is In town to attend tho Countv Court. ' Mrs. Paul Odell. who has been vlliin,. lin Florenco for tho past four weeks, has ifHiuiifMi iu town. Mr. and Mrs. William J. Fuller nrn viu llnK friends In Wnlllngford. J'J, w, mirk. esq., has returned In Vnri lllonry, N. Y, Invitations nro out for tho weddimr of iMIsa Mury Kllzaboth Smith, only duugh- ter of Hon, Columbus Smith of West Sal isbury nnd Dr. Alexnnder It. McDowell of Delaware City, Del, Tho ceremony will be. performed In St. Stephen's church at 110011 on Wednesday, June 17. 11RISTOI.. Mr.. R. F. Hatch Is nt homo from New York much Improved In henlth. Rev. I. A. lllgelow Is to preach In Lincoln Sunday nfternoons nt L':30 during the summer. Tho Memorial exercises nt tho graded schools Friday were very Interesting, con sisting of singing by the pupils, remnrks by members of the (1, A. R. and others. Munslll Council wilt hold their regular meeting Tuerday evening, Juno 2, and filfford chnpler, .1 regular convocation Wednesday evening, June 3. Leon Adams of Vergennes lias been visiting In town the past week. 'C. W. Corey nnd his men lire doing some needed work on the side walks lu the village Miss Hnnnnli Har rows Is visiting friends hi Mlddlebury. Dr. K, O. Prime has begun work on his new house on Spring street. IJxtenslve repairs nnd alter ations nro being mnde on C, 11. Prime has began work on his new house on Spring street. Kx tensive repairs and alterations nro being made on C. H. Pnrmlen's tenant house on North street. H. P. Sherwln nnd family are In receipt of news from Now Haven, Conn., that F. L. Sherwln and wife ifre the happy parents of a line boy, born May 2. Word was re ceived here bv Rev. L. A. Illgelow Frlda,y that Mrs. lllgi low's father was dead In F.ssex, N, V., Mrs. Illgelow hns been with him tho past week. Fred P. Smith of Hrlilgewnter 's the guest of his brother. Conductor R. S. Smith. Mrs. Purrlnton 011 Maple street is quite seriously 111. Rev. W, A. Klnr.le nnd wife arrived homo from New Jersey nnd Rochester. N. Y.. Inst Friday. Mrs. Purrlnton. who ! hns been seriously III nt her residence on 1 Maple street I? convalescing. The drama I "Down In Dixie" given by the band last Saturday night, drew n good house. 1 Ira W. Kingman Is making outside repairs 1 on his rtsldenee corner Church nnd Mnplo Streets. An Improvement hns been mnde In front of the residence of J. W. Patch I nnd Charles Mnthorne on Fast street, grading, etc. Charles Colo nnd wife of Mount Holly are the guests of their son, George nnd wife. Tidings from Ludlow to tho friends of Miss Annn Sheldon here, who was Injured by being thrown from her bicycle, nro not encouraging. Mrs. R. A. Allen Is Improving her residence on Pleasant street by new paint. The W. C. T. tT. met with Mrs. Georgo Cole on Knst street Tuesday afternoon nt 2:30. ' Thn baccalaureate sormon by Rev. W. A. I Klnzle, was delivered to n large nnd nt tentlve nudlenco Sunday evening In Holly hnll. It was both Interesting nnd In 1 structlve, and held the attention of tho , audience to the closo. John Sullivan has rented and moved 1 Into Frank Iidoo's houe on Monntnln ! avenue. Fred tlnsklns has so far recov- errd from a serious Illness ns to nppenr on I the street. George N. Gove of Rssex.Iunc I Hon wns In town Monday. Judge J. D. I Smith of Vergennes was In town Monday I holding a session of Probate Court. There 1 Is the usual delegation from here attend ing County Court nt Mlddlebury. Tho Methodist church wns well tilled Monday l night to hear Miss Cushmnn. the returned , missionary from Chlnn. Will Whlttemoro ' Is reported very low) at his homo In New Haven. Indications nil point to a ciowd ' ed house at the commencement concert next Friday evening. Mrs. George H. Hartlett goes the Inst of this week to Hooslck Falls, N. Y to attend the grad uation pf her brother. The hnll games for this week nro Wednesdny afternoon, Fat Men vs. I.in Mini; Flduy nfternoon, TIrlstols vs. Norwich Vnlverslty: Satur day afternoon. Ilrlstols vs. Rutland In- ' stltute. Mrs. Frank Hlckey Is dnngerous ly 111 nnd not expected to reeov r. The band renllzed ?2 11 from their drama Inst Saturday night.- Theodorn Wells of Mld dlebury lias been enanged for the season to play third base for the Tlrlstols, STARKSHOltO. The Kdueatlonnl service upon tho sub ject "KdWi-atloD.nl Advantages Afforded the Methodist Episcopal Chllr'-h as Com pared with other Denominations," held in the Methodist Rplsropal church Sunday by the fourth quarterly conference proved n creditable success. Tho Ladles' Aid Society of tho Methodist ohurch held a most enloyable and Interesting sepslon nt the residence, of Mrs. Hilton, WrdnesdnM 1 afternoon and evening May 27th. Mrs. 1 Guy Ruhnell Is here from Massachusetts on nn extended visit to hor Stnrksboro friends -Next Sunday morning tho Free ,WI1I H.iptlsts Society will hold their nn nunl Children's Day annlwrsnry. Method ist pecplo by Invitation will attend the service which the'llaptlst people will re ciprocate by nttendlng the Methodists Chlldrens' Day Anniversary, Sunday morning, Juno llth, The Drown Hill I Methodists hnvo recently presented their pastor, tho Rev, W, R. Agate with a hand somo eight-foot, extension dinlnp-room , table for the parsonnge, Thn Stnrksboro people hnvo secured carpets nnd have pn- 'pered and painted theparsnnnge. Tliwflrst Cjunrterly Conference of Stnrksboro chargo for this conference year will bo held In Stnrksboro Methodist church, Thursday evening, Juno, 11th. Tho Presiding Elder I Rev. J. J. Noe, D. D will bo presont. I , LINCOLN. I The Republican caucus to elect delegates1 , to State and County Conventions will be held In tho town hnll next Saturday eve ningMrs. A. Hurlburt nnd daughter from Jericho nro vlnltlng friends In town. Rev. J. J. MneDonnld and Georgo Mor gan returned from their visit to Randolph Monday night. Arthur Caldwell nnd bride from Worcester, Mnss., nro here to spend the summer with Mr. CnMwe's father, J. Caldwell. Georgo Colby, wlfo nnd dnugh- .1. ..I..,.,.. ... ... limn t!iiivil uru VIlMUUg 111 lOWll. F. D. Roys and family visited In Wnlts fleld last week. Mrs. Lydla lined nnd Miss Hannah Huntington nro very poorly. G, W. Hiirnhnm Is better. HAST MIIDDLKRURY. Mrs. J, P. Chnmplln returned on Mondny from Lynn and Wllllmnnsett, Mass. Solon Sumner having served Ills connec tion nt Hotel Rrandon Is homo for a short vacation. Mrs. Nathan Decker who has been III fqr tho past two years dhd on Sunday, aged 65 yo urs. Sho was seeming ly Improving nnd wns sitting In her chnlr, having said sho would read a while. Tho family wero In tho room adjoining when they henrd n noise nnd on going to her found her dead. Mrs. Decker was a kind mother nnd a faithful friend nnd neighbor, Sho lenves a husband and a daughter who hnvo tho sympnthy of many friends In their bereavement. Quito a number of Cold Spring Iodge attended tho County I'nlon nt Lincoln this week. The funeral services of Mrs. Decker wero held at tho M, K. church on Tuesday at 2 p. m., Rev, S. W. Hldwell officiating. Den Sumner Is homo from Troy, N. Y for a short vnca tlon.Albert, llttlo son of c, a, Russell, has thn measles. Thero was quite a gath ering of young pcoplo nt the homo of A, A. Iioardman on Monday evening, the occasion being tho lfith birthday of their only daughter, Miss Agnes, it wns n genulno surprlso to tho young lady, cof fco, cako nml Ico cream woro served, SOl'TH STARICSnORO. Mrs. Moses Varney is on thn sick list nlso Elizabeth Vnrney, Rev, S. F, Roedor spoko to the G, A. R. Post In Lincoln last Snt11nl.1y.-O, H. Turner nnd wlfo are happy over tho hlrth of nnother son, Jas. 8, Moody nnd wlfo will go next week to Waterbury to attend thn Freo Haptlst qimr' Tly meeting. Tho fence viewers of this ' -wn were called out May 27th to divide tho fence between Ira Hnllock and Otorgo Morrill. GRANVILLE, H. C. Hubbard Is giving his storo, hotel and barn a new coat of paint. Tho Rnen ard family gnvo a concert at tho church l"4, Friday cveiili-wUrumon Dlsscll liaa taken nnother lumber Job of tho Fall Mt. Pnper Co. A number from here went to Rochester Decoration day. Andrew lltnlr nnd wife visited In Wnltsflold last week. George Wilson nnd wife were In Waltsfleld last week. Orlando Abel has finished work for Henry llrlggs. Gertie Illgg.s Is so as to bo out again. A daughter was bom to Kern Smith nnd wife last week. O. Sum ton was In Mlddlebury recently. 11, M. Dufur was In town last week. WEVJIRIDGE. Memorial day exercises opened nt tho town hall at 1 o'clock with music by the band followed by prayer by Rev. II. L. Thompson, a recltltatlon, "The Illue and the Gray" by Master Isaac Hagar. sing ing by members of the monument school' nnd nn address by Rev. L. A. Illgelow of Hrlstol, which wns listened to with much interest. At thn closo of the speech tho Ptocesslon wns formed, bended by the band, followed by the veterans, tho schools and citizens, and marched to the north cemetery, where the soldiers graves wero decorated and appropriate exerclSfS very finely rendered by the vlllngc schools. Tho procession marched back to the hnll from whence they were conveyed to Mnplo Grove cemetery, where other graves wero vlsltrd. Much credit Is due to the Ethan Allen band for their assistance. Willis Samson of Salem, N. Y lately visited his mother, Mrs. Rnsetta Samson. Rev. Frnuk Illgelow Is supplying the Congrega tional pulpit nt present. Mrs. O. L. Hnr rlngton has returned to her home nnd will spend somo weeks there, The Junior bngue had nn Ice cream socl.ible nt tho home of their president, Mrs, John Shaw, hist week Wednesday evening. Tlie W, C, T. V. met last Tusdny afternoon at Mrs. Robert Warner's. Mr. nnd Mrs. Samuel llerrard nf Holyoke, Mass., nre visiting nt J. S. Cole's. Mrs, llerrard will bo pleas nnity remembered ns Miss Ida Foster, who has spent .several summers here and who Is now on her bridal tour. HANCOCK. .Mr. and Mrs. Will Shirley spent Satur day with frlunds In Granville. Children's Sundny will be observed here June II with Appropriate exercises. Maggie Downs goes to Uurllngton ihls week for medical treatment. Mr. Rtc Is visiting his daugli- i ter, Mrs. lloyd, for a few days, Mr. and I Mrs. Pert lloyd nnd son visited her par ents, Mr. nnd Mrs. Downs, for a few days last week. Mrs. Wallace Norton goes to Stnrksboro this week to visit her mother, I Mrs. Hock, nnd other relatives nnd friends. C. G. Vinton nnd wife spent n few days . In Randolph this week. Mr. and Mrs. I Clark and daughter of Chicago nre visiting , her cousin, Mrs, George Fnrr. 1 SHOREI1AM. Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles Forbes are In town visiting friends. The Memorlnl exercises given by the school occurred Friday after noon near the soldiers' monument. Th weather wns somewhat Inclement but the partH were well rendered, after which tho school mnrched to the Academy building whero wns hoisted n very nice new ting nnd npproprlnto ceremonies followed. Retween 30 nnd 10 people spent Memorial day In Crown Point, nnd many others went to Orwell. Mrs. Linns Pearson of Charlestown, Mnss., Is visiting her son, 11. 11. Pearson. Mrs. John tlnminel j visit ing her friends here. RICHVILLE. Mnry nnd Irving Rich have been home from Ilarre for a few days. John Dumns nnd wlfo vMtod relatives In Hague, N. Y., Inst week. MIs Whltloek, teiieher In Dis trict No. fl, spent Saturday at Lake Dun morn with a iiarty of teach -rs from Corn wall. CHITT K N D K N CO UN T V . ESSEX JUNCTION. Edwin T. Drury, n former resident, nfter a prolonged tour In the South, has returned and Is now lo.-nted In Ilarton Lnndlng, whero he hns re-established hlm telf In the Insurance business. The memorial exercises at tho school Friday afternoon were attended by a largo number of townspeople-. The most at tractive, feature of the occasion wns tho flag drill by IS pupils from tho primary and Intermedium departments. At tho conclusion of the exercises the members of tho school accompanied by the citizens In attendance formed a procession and marched to tho cemetery wh"ro the grnves of a number of veterans of the war of 1M2 and tho civil wnr wero decorated Tho teachers of the several departments nro entitled to much credit for the manner In which tho programme was carried out. Miss Klzzlo Rates accompanied by her sister, Mary, left Frldny on a visit to their sister, Julia Rates In North Adams, Mass, Tho eilllcers of the Lawn Tennis club nre: President, J. H, Allen; vlco-pri-sldent Miss Kizzle Hales; secretnry nnd treasur er, Miss Nellie Hopkins; social committee, Mrs. W. S. Tenchout, Miss 8. Dora Hodges; athletic committee, Walter D. Pnrsons, W. S. Tenchout, J. Edward Don ahue, Claude L Hunter, T. D, Hacon. E. R. Fletcher visited his parents nnd brothers Monday. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Nlrihols spent Sun day In Westford. Tho management of the home base ball team hnvo rented a parcel of land ono eiunrter of a mile west of tho village, of Frank Labelle, which they will fit up nt onco for n ball ground. Tho work of fenc ing nnd e-rcetlng tho grand stand wMl be begun Tuesday, After a separation of 35 years the Slater family held a reunion nt tho old home stead Sundny nfternoon. There were pres ent Azro Sinter of Molrn, N, Y., Mrs, Ele llm Humphrey, Dwlght E. Slater, sr., Mrs, Mandnna Hlldreth nnd Linus Slater, Mr. and Mrs. Lnclnn Hooth of Chicago visited friends In town Tuesday nnd Wed nesdny, Georgo Yandow has concluded his labors In Colchester audi returned home. Cards nro out announcing tho mnrrlngo ot James H. Ilurko to Miss Mnry E. Tench out at tho home of the bride's parents, Wednesday, June 17, at 2:30 p. m. Charles Rates, D, M. Johnson, C, I. Hun ter and I). F, Stevens returned Monday from a few days' outing at Thompson's Point, Charlotte, Mr. Stevens noted ns caterer for the party. Tho editor of tho Green Mountnln Press In n recent Issue complains of tho reck less manner In which tjie electric cars nro run nnd thereby Inplles a caution to tho passengers on tho Jericho division to hang on tight in descending Cllley Hill nnd crossing tho turbulent waters of Urown's river. Pollco Interference was' suggested nt tho recent concert nt tho Ilnptlst church, somo of t'm young peoplo going beyond bounds of propriety ns to warrant such measures, CHARIjOTTE, Ilnrold Stewnrt Is visiting his uncle, Mr. Chauncey Stewnrt. Mr. Jordan, an evan gelist, preached In tho Congregational church Sunday morning. In tho even ing he gave, fi Hlblo reading. In thu vestry. A gaino of ball was played Saturday bo. tween tho East nnd West Churlotto teums. Tho Bcoro wns 4 to 4. COLCHESTER. Mr. nnd Mrs. Wllllnm II. McDrlde start ed Mondny on n carrlago trip, to bo gono a week or ten dnys. They will visit Water bury, Uarro, Corinth and other places. Tho Congregational society aro arrang ing for a lawn party to be given Thurs day evening Juno 4 on tho church lawn. Ashort programme will be rendered and Ice cream and cake served, Tho proceeds of the entertainment aro to go for repairs on tho parsonage, Mr. and Mrs. Uenry Sabln of St. Albnns spent Sunday with Mrs. Trick, Mrs. M, R, Barney is caring for Mrs. Gale, who Is seriously 111. Tho Baptist Boclety aro to hnvo children's dav services. Mrs, U E, Wolcott, Master Max and Miss Besstej are visiting friend In Newport and will attend the Btptlit Sun-day-sohool convention In Besslpn thero. Mlaa Maud Parsons, who lias beou spend ing somo tlmo with her grandmother, Mrs. II. P. Fairfield, at Essex, Is at homo for tho present. Frank Johnson Is visiting ut E. o. Johnson's. HANKSVILLE. Wllllnm Fielders, wlfo and three chil dren ot Stowe visited Mrs. Fielders' par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ross last week, Mnry Lovelnnd nnd son nf Wnltsdeld visited nt .Indus Shntturl. 1st week. C. J. Sargent Is In town giving music les sons. Mrs. Georgo Fnrr nnd daughter have returned home from their visit nt Rlpton. Tho Sundny-school received two dollars and ninety-two cents tho proceeds of the box festival which wns held at C. Carpenter's last week. On nccount of rnlny weather the dance at rt, A. linker's was held In the house, quite a number be ing present. ST. GEORGE. Joseph Jlnimo hns bought n saw mill to tnke the place of the one recently destroyed by Are which he expects to have In running order In the near future, Mr. nnd Mrs. Ira Chnso spent last week In I'nderhlll visiting relatives. Edward Isham, Esq., hns been qilltn unwell tho past two weeks. Thero was a social daneo nt R. E. Wnrren's Inst Friday evening.--Alvln Jlmmo nmi fnmlly visited In Addi son County the Inst of thn week. Austin Meklnzlc's Inrgo new hny barn on his Cory plnco was raised Monday afternoon. RICHMOND. The republican caucus Mondny night wns culled to order by the chnlrman of tho town committee, Fred Fay. A. R. Norton was chosen chairman anil V. D. Hnll clerk. Tlie delegates elected were: Stnte, A, T. Sjevcns, I'. U Towers, J! N. Rlehnrdson; district. V. S, Whltcomb, II. R. Norton, L. A. Johnson; county, 1), M. Connnt. E. T. Judson. W. S. Walker, J. S. Derrick, Joslah Fuller, P. L. Towers, R. E. Jones, F. W. Fny nnd F. G. Nichols. Town republican committee, T. W, Tow ers, W. S. Wnlkcr. A. I'. Wlnslow. Ground hns been broken for the Vermont Condensed Milk company's building. A dozen teams are drnwlng stone1, the work will be pushed ns rapidly as po?s b:e. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Curtis from Washington county nre visiting friends In town. Tho Grand Army veternns, 21 In number, head ed by the Richmond Cornet Hand formed In line with 75 seliool children and march ed to the village cemetery. After the grnves wero decorated with (lowers, they mnrched to tho l iilvorsnllst church which wns well filled. Rev. Mr. Thomas offered prayer and Rev. Mr. Chnse gave all nblo nnd Interesting nddress.-Mr. nnd Mrs. I'nmmond from Clinton county, Iowa, nrn the guests of their daughter. Mis. Daniel Bishop. The Foresters gave nn einerl.i'n ment last Frldny night at tlu-lr hnll. Thu Richmond band was In attendance. The King's Daughters will give n straw berry soi'lal In the vestry of the I'lilwrsnl 1st church next Thursday evening MILTON. Mrs. Ell Barnum gave n 6 o'clock tea on Juno 1 In honor of Mrs. Anna Kanslow Allen, who Is visiting friends In town. Thero were 10 present nnd their combined nges numbered 7Cn yenrs. It wns a rnro nnd plensnnt memory of nil present. Mrs. Allen Is the wife of .our, former pastor, who labored here from 1A6S to lW. Tho exercises on Memorlnl day passed off vry pleasantly here. Dinner was served nt 2 o'clock Ht G. A. R. Hall, nfter which the O. A.R. Post, and Sons ot Vet erans, attended by the Georgia Conrnet Band mnrched to the Congregational church whero tho wxerclseswero held. The following programme wns rendered: Organ Voluntary by Mlit R'irgene Allen, singing of three pntrlotlc songs one nt which was "We'll Rally Round the Flng" by the pupils of the Intermedlnte nnd Primary grnde of the Graded school, after which th'y gave a salute to the flag which was very handsomely done and wns re ceived with lienrty applause by the old soldiers, then music by the band. Cnni mandeT Crown next Introduced Rev. Mr. 1'leree of Georgia who offered prnye-r. Hinging "Gently Fall O Dews of Heaven" by mnlo quartette consisting of V. A. Rowland. W. F. Pnrmelce, R. S. Lincoln, G. N. Wood, a.ftfr which M. S. Page of Essex Junction" gave a very able and In teresting address. Tim quartette then sung "Heroes Rest In Pence," after the exercises In the ohurch the Veterans nnd Sons of Veterans, band, etc., marched Into the cemetery to decorate tho gr,avs of the soldiers. Miss Linda Rankin returned from Burlington Frldny where she has bon staying for a week. Among those In town Saturday were Miss Mamie and Miss Ethel Johnson of Burlington and Dr. John Drew nf St. Albans. Mr. Weston Rice of Rurlliigton spent Sunday In town Miss Bertha Stockwell returned Mondny morning from St. Albnns whero she hns Iveen spending a few days. Mr. Cyrus Hiilcomb of Isle La Motto Is spending n few days with his son, Dr. C, E. Holcomb. -Ilw, Mr. Hajiger of Jerlc.ho otllclated at the Episcopal church Sunday. Rev. E. E. Derrick exchanged pulpits with Rev, Mr. White of Jericho Corners Sunday. Mr. Chellls Klngsley of Georgia Is spend ing a few days with his daughter, Mrs. IJ. II. Fuller. Mrs. Whltcomb of Jericho spent a few dnys Inst week with Rev. and Mrs. K. E. Ile't-rlck. Mr. nnd Mrs. H. E. Powell hnvo returned from their short trip to St. Regis, N. Y. SHELRURNE. Tho following nre thn names of persons who pay taxes on $5000 or moro In tills town: N. J. Allen's estate ; $ S.IS0 J. L. Barstow in,9)3 J. I). Bnrtlett 6,10'.) L. G. B. Cnnnon 31,102 Stephen Collin 5.r..M Frederick Fletcher 2I.CM George H. Eddy L,m Frederick Hndley's estato 5,423 Benjamin Harrington 5.525 Tlyron S, Jones S.:Ai McNall & Mooro fi.SH Wllllnm McNIel ROTO .1. V. S. Maeck 10,402 Mrs. Sarah N. Maeck i.0il N. R. Miller 11,150 Thomas Newcombo 13,770 E. H, Palmer 5,ni5 Mrs. Kate L. Pago , (1,000 O. N Roberta S,4l C. M. Russell 13.23 Misses H. A. J. nnd Orphea Reed.... 5,130 II. Russell's estntn B.TIC E, A. Thorp fl.CSS Leo Trocy 7,733 W. S, Webb 201,033 Tho library commissioners havo just Is sued nnd distributed to our townspeople a clnssllled catalogue of some 410 volumes of bonks which are now In the Shelburno freo library nnd ready for distribution to tho Inhabitants of the town, under the rules of the library. The catnloguo was printed at tho Free Press Job printing of fice nnd Is very neatly gotten up, the works of tho various authors being cata logued together and very easy of refer ence. Tho school In Quintan's district, Miss Mary Qulnlnn, teacher, raised n beautiful (lag at their school house Friday. Tho children snng America nnd npproprlnte speeches wero mnde by Joel Bnrtlett, A. F. Burellck, F. R. Btoddnrd, nnd W. J. Chapman. Then tho flag was ralseel by tho children. Three cheers woro given for Old Olory. Ico cream and cake were served by tho teacher nnd pupils to all present. Mrs. John Miller died Friday morning nfter a long and pnlnful Illness, The fun eral was held from her Into home Sun day nt 3 p, m. The funeral of the late Mrs. John M, Miller was attended from her late resi dence on Burlngton road Sunday after noon at 3 o'clock, Rev. n. W. Atwell of ficiating and Undertaker C. T. Brown having charge. Mrs.. Mlllor hnd resided In thin town for many years and for the past two yearn has been o aufferor from Illness, Sho leaves, bcald a huehand, I J Continued, on tho 3d paee.), , VERMONT UNIYKALISTS HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL SESSION AT STOWE. A Dlsciisilon of Tluilr MUtlonnry Work .Mldillt'hury It'-pnlilli nii In Cnurm An mini Convention of Vol niimt Cnn. furvneo Himnrtli I, mule. Stowe, Vt,, Juno 3. T1io Vermont Cen tral Association of I'nlversallsts held their opening session here this morning, Among the prominent clergymen present 1 Were Rev. E. C. Downey of Northfleld, OI 'llorrlv'"c; '., u not I'ros In one onse. The case let of W lllnmstown. Rev. Mr. Parker, Rethel trn, )f) f,,,,,,, v Jamvn Uvw(t, a y B. W. Jones of Bnrre, J. F. Cobb of Ea.st,lnnn who is cnnrKl,rt ,vln horttQ Mr., Montpeller, and H. A. Abbott ot Stowe. After prayer by Rev. M. R. Smith, Mr.!M.fn It Is likely not to come to trial Ihls Smith wns elected president and Mr. term. Cobb temporary secretary. The chnlr np-j This nfternoon George V.tlnay, n young pointed Rev. E, C. Downey n commltUo man, who was charged on Information on credentials. Mission work ennsed a; with stealing a bicycle from Charles F. discussion, participated In by Mr. Par- Rich of Mlddlebury on the Ith of May, last, ker, Mr. Downey, Mr. Smith and others pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve upon the feasibility of dividing tho field two ye-nrs In tlie House of Correction nt Into mlsrlonury districts. Following this Rutland. Vnlnny pawned the bicycle In Scriptures were read by Mr. Cobb nnd Rutlnnd for JA then went to Wlnchendon, prayer by Mr. Parker. Rev. E. C. Downey Mnss., where his pnrents live-. He wns ot Northlleld prcachf-d nn eloquent nnd traced there nnd arrested nnd hns been In Feliolnrly sermon, taking as his theme: J11II here since May 13. The bicycle wns "Why strive for salvation now?" recovered. At the opening of the nfternoon session , Fayette Lnshcr of Mlddlebury this nf the chnlr nppolnted Rev, I, P. Booth, Mr. ternoon pleaded guilty to one first of Wlneh nnd W, H. Gladden a committee fence of Illegally selling Intoxlentlng li nn resolutions, nnd reports were submitted quors, and the circumstances Mere such from the following parishes: Bnrre, North that he wns let oft with a flno of J20 wlth- Jlontpoiier, Stowe, Morrlsvllle, Norlhfleio, Mnrshflold. Wolcott, F.apt Corinth, Wll- llnmstnwn nnd Washington. Mr. Williams, Go.1d.-ird, 'O,',. nr.d Mr. Ro tnnd nbly presented the claims of ths seminary. Tne work of the . P. C. L. wns then tnk-n up by Mrs. C. H. Slocnm, Rev. Mr. Downey and Rev. Mr. Jones. Rev. J. IMwnrd Wright, owing to a call to olnVlntr at the funeral of Hon. W. tl. Ferrln nt Mnmpnller to-morrow, delivered HIk nr!l-.ui ne.n ic i, l -l i i.. ,.r his address upon "The Whirligig lime' at this point. FOR COUNTY CONVENTION. .Mlddlehiiry It , tl I 1 1 r in.s Klrct Ttrontjr Inn Helrgiilcn, Mlddlebury, Vt., Juno 3. The republican caucus to elect 22 delegates nnd 22 alter nates to the republican convention was held ill tho town hall here to-night. Chairman J. M. Slade of tn town com mittee, called the caucus to order and I wns elected chairman. E. II. Thorpe was I elected secretary, on motion of C. M. Wilds the old town committee, Judge Slnde, E. H. Thorp. F,. C. Severance, W. H. Klngsley, P. I' Chnpmnn were elected. This committee of five were appointed by the chair to present n list of delegates, C. M. Wilds, Charles M. Remele-. B. S. Beckwlth, H. II. Bryant, H. R. Holden. The committee reported the names of tho following gentlement who wre elected, each one being authorized to appoint his own alternate: John W. Stewart, E. W. Bird, F. H. Button, O. S. Walnwrlght. M. J. Day, A. R. Foote, H. R. Holden, E. J. Mathews, P. F. Chnpmnn, Jnmes A. Smith, W. R. Newton, H. A. Peek, George A. Stewart, Walter L. Billings. F. J. Hub bard, John A, Fletcher, Georgo H. Eld redge, E, G. Seeley, Phllo S. Severance, W. -H. Brewster. C. W. Mnthewr, W. H. Hut ton. This completed tho business nnd the caucus ndjonned. EPWORTlI I.KAGFERS IN MONT" PELI ER. .Montpeller, June 3. The tlf tli nnntial convention of the Vermont conference Epworth league, opened In the Methodist church hero this evening. About 150 dele pales were present and more will arrive for to-morrow's sessions, Pesldent L. P. Tucker of Norwich Is In charge, assisted by Vice-President J. W. N.irrnmore of Hollows Falls and a committee from the local league. The addresses of welcome Webb fc.r were ile'llvereil by Rev. A. II Trinity church and chapter and by Rev. E. M. Smith for the seminar'. The rc- : ,v; : :" .."..... nt': ... .i,.in.i , V.11. it . ..i,!l.V. - ,,,'.i.in , ..i hi. ,.i,. ."...; by Prof. Ward from the same university. Excellent music wns rendered by a male quartettn composed of Rev. Andrew Ollles of White River Junction, F. W. Bancroft and II. S. Chnpmnn of Montpeller and George Deuel of Worcester. The session to-morrow morning will begin nt fl o'clock nnd continue day and evening. GOSS-BARNES. Thn Cnntriirtlng !'artl- In n Vflrgennes Wodillng. Vergennes, Vt June 3. The marriage of Miss Ruth, diughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Goss of this rlty, and Mr. J. Warren Barnes, Jr., of Malone, N. V son of ,7 ml go J, W. Barnes of Vergennes, was solemniz ed this evening at the home of the brldo In tho presence of a large number of rela tives and friends. The ceremony was per formed by Hie Rev. Dr. Henry Hlckok, assisted by the Rev. H. R. Titus. Tho bride wns very nttrnctlve In an ele gant white satin gown made en tralne. She worn a wedding veil nnd carried a mngnlllcent bouquet of lilies of the valley. She was attended by hor sister, Miss Mnry Elizabeth Goss as maid of honor, who was costumed In a lovely gown of pink silk and cnrrleel pink and whlto car nations. Two llttlo pages, attired In vel vet. Masters Kenneth Huntington Goss and Henry Hudson Smith, followed In the bride's train, Tho ushers were John A, Flanagan and George M. Lincoln of Ma lone, nnd Wllllnm J. Strong and Frank K. Goss of Vergennes. During the ceremony nnd tho reception which followed thn Howard opera house orchestra discoursed sweet music from a bower of greens In tho rear of the spacious reception hall. Tho number and variety of elegant wedding gifts attested the popularity of the brldo nnd groom, Among tho guests from abroad were Mrs. II. J. Tnlhot and Mrs. Frederick P. Marble of Lowell, Mass., ox-Gov. B. .7. Ormsbee nnd Mrs, Ormsbco, Hon. Georgo Brings and Mrs. llrlggs of Brandon, Mr. nnd Mrs. John W, Ross, Mr, nnd Mrs. Aldls, Dr. L, Ross, Miss Cramton, Miss Sawyer, Mrs. W. K. Ross nnd daughters, Miss V.hfcler nnd Miss Fnnnlo Wheeler, Harry M. Bates, "Ernest Russell and Frank Howard of Rutland, and tho Misses Hlckok of Burlington, It wns a plensnnt coincidence that tho day celebrated tho 23d anniversary of tho marriage of the parents of tho bride. Mr. and Mrs. Barnes will reside In Malone. The best wishes of many friends for their life-long hnpplne'ss will accompany them to their new homo. ADDISON COUNTY COURT. A lllcTole Thlff Snnteiioeit tn Work Home -A llorio Tlilof tu bo Triad, Mlddlebury', Juno 3.-Tho evldenco In the enso of rioel Snlen vs. Wllllnm B. Jones, appellant, was In last evening and tho enso wbb given to tho Jury In a brief chargo by tho court beforo tho evening recess. This morning tho Jury came In with a senled verdict. Snles had sued for a settlement and he got It. The Jury set tled It that he was In nrroars to defend ant Jones to tho extent of I51.S0, and they gnvo Jones a verdict for thnt amount and costs, Things dragged along slowly In court to-day. In tho morning tho court rcnel ered a decision abstaining the motion fpr a contlnunncd In the cneo or B. H. Alden vs. Charles Hall, appelant, made yes terday on the pnrt of tho defendant. In thevcaao ot .Joseph W. Davis vs. Lewis C. Coty et al., the motion to dismiss mndo In behalf of the defendants yesterday was pvorrujed and true case left open. In town ot Bristol vs. toTm ot Btarksboro, ft settlement was arrived at. John Sweeney vs. Ctnrenco Lnthrop was entered set tled and discontinued, ns wns also town of Lincoln vs. Albert Cnln et ill. Mnry Cnlnhnn vs. Fred Newton et nl nppel lants, wns contlnue-el, and A. P. Tupper vs. David Hnle, appellant, was continued on terms ns to the plaintiff, Mnrln Dcjedon by Gilbert Dejedon, vs. Howard Cook nnd truster) wns continued nnd referred to blank, as was nlso James W. Thomas vs. Bclsey R, Leland, nppellant nnd trHstee. This knocked tho bottom out of tho Jury calendar nnd there Is not nnother civil enre for trial by Jury nt this term. Stnto 's Attorney Fish stiitr-d this morn ing that there would probably bo only 0110 criminal, trial to come on, ns some of the respondents have expressed their lltrllton ppni,' Kty to tho chnrg.s ,.,., ,v,m ,i ,, v.,...i in nmr left for young fttmitlm' ,Thls case Is nsslirned for to-morrow, but out costs. MONTPELIER WANTS AN ELECTRIC ROAD. Montpeller, June 3. Thero was n Inrgo nttepdance to-night at the public liearlni; on the proposed electric railway. Messrs, J. S. Plerson nnd F. C. Kennedy, Bur- llngton, appeared ns backers and ttr pros pective owners of the franchise nsked for 1 In the nnme of the Consolidated Lighting ... . ...n. mi ...i.i 1 company of Montpeller. They sale I If .MotupeilT wouiii give tnem tne rrnncniso tney wouiii nave tne ronu in operation Jc tober 1. The speakers favoring the road we're J. H. Senter. A. O. Cummins, II. A. ! ? ' , rising Illise; opposing J. A. Delloer. vote was nlmoft unanimous In favor of tho road. Mnvor Stratton presided WOMEN SI'FFR AGISTS TO MEET. Montpeller, June 3. Tho 12th nnriual meeting of the Vermont Woman's Silt- frage association will be held In the Church nf the Messiah here Wednesdny evening nnd Thursday, June 10 nnd 11, lw. Tho following is tno programme: WEDNESDAY EVENING. Music under the direction of Mrs. F. W. Bancroft, Montpeller: scrlpturo reading nnd Invocntlon, Rev, L. L, Rocmnn, Mont peller; greeting, Mrs. E. M. Denny; ad dress of welcome, Rev. J. E. Wright, Montpeller; response, Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, Boston, Mass,; address, Mary fC. Chase, A. B. THURSDAY MORNING. Report of Superintendent W. 3. Papers, Mrs. E. M. Dwlnell, Glover; election ot olflcers nnd miscellaneous business. AFTERNOON. Annual address of president; poem, Miss M. E. Ward, North Danville; address, Rev. C. P. Taplln, .Essex; address, "Th New Man," Mrs. P. S. Reemnn, Montpeller; report of committee on resolutions. THURSDAY EVENING. Servlco of pong; prayer; solo, Miss C. I. DoFord, Montpeller; address. Rev. A. J. Covell, Waterbury; address, Mrs. Julia Ward Howe. BIG CHURCH GATHERING FOR BRADFORD. Bradford, Vt., June 3. Tlio 101st annual i convention of Congregational churches nni1 "'"''terti of Vermont occurrjng hero lll'Ak . ii .-.iii I j . mil ,v, in lull slst of about 300 delegates from the 203 churches now in the Stnte, representing 121.131 members. Ample arrangements for ,tho entertainment of tho visitors havo 1 been made. A WEEK IN CONGRESS. l'rnldont Vrtnnn the. Ithor nod IInrbor( Mill nnd It U r.imed Agiin. Routine business only wa? , transacted by Senato and Housu Thursday. On Friday President Cleveland sent In a veto of tho river and harbor bill on tho ground that too much money will bo re quired by futuro work provided for In tho bill. Nothing of Importanco was dono Satur day. In vetoing tho pension bills Monday the president took occasion to crltlclso th; looseness of pension laws. Tho House settled thn Johnson-Stokes election" case from the 7th South Carolina district by declaring the scat vacant. In tho Senato Tuesday, Mr, Morrill of Vermont spoko ngnlnst freo silver, ar raigning tho democrats nnd populists for blocking tariff legislation. Thn Senato by a vote of 32 to 25 passed a bill which provides that tho Issuance of Interest bearing bonds at tho United States for nny purposo whatever, without further nuthorlty of Congress, Is prohibited. The House unsented J. J. Wnlsh, democrat, from the Sth New York district, and seat ed his contestant. J. M. Mitchell. Tho friver nnd harbor bill was pnssed over the president's veto, by voto of 220 to no, Tho Senato Wednesday parsed tho river and harbor bill over the veto, by a voto of 56 to 5, Tho House did nothing of Im portance. VERMONT'S MAGNIFICENT MONU MENTS. (From tho Troy, N, Y., Times.) Vermont will have ono Stnto ceremonial to look after this summer, nnd thnt will bo tho detention of tho monument to tho memory of Thomas Chittenden, tlrst gov ernor of Vermont. It IS said that It will take plnce durlns tho annual encampment of tho Vermont National Guard. Bnllston Spa News. This recalls the fact that Vermont, though a small Stnto, Is Identified with some momentous evcntslnthonatlon'shls tory, anil has been prolmc In men of ability nnd note. Tho Bennington monument (s a perpetual testimony to Vermont heroism In tho revolution. That of Thomas' Chit tenden celebrates tho famo of Vernion's tlrst executive. And as to tho brave "Green Mountain boys," are not the Oreen mountains their everlasting and mngnl llcent monuments? E, 13. PRATT AT LIBERTY. Bellows Fills, Vt.. Juno 8. E. B. Pratt was to-day set at liberty at Brattlcboro, complaint not being decided, and nothing could bo gained by his prosecution, Fear ing rearrest, he quickly went 'across the river Into New Hampshire. Tho papers from Fall River did not reach Vermont In tlmo to hold him. The charges here against him were civil and became too ex pensive to hold him longer without hope of redress. VERMONT PENSIONERS, Washington, Juno 3. Tho following pen sions have been granted to Vcrmonters: Increase: Samuel Stewart of Felcbvlllo: reissue and Incrtase, Charles C, Lyon of North Randolph. NO MURDER TRIAL YET, Chelsea, Vt.. June i.V. case of the Btate vs. Evan?,, sparged with mnrder, ha. not Arct beoL'0V.2S(TO,nw GROUT'S HANDSOME LEAD. DELEGATES-75 FOR GROUT, 55 FOR STICKNEY, SF.VEN UNCERTAIN. Knsox I'loctml rt Delogntlon for. Grout, llrlntol Carried frir Mtlclciiay-Ilat-bind County'" Hot l'lsli t -Brim, mnry by Cnunttea. Tho Freo Press this morning prints tho results of tho caucuses to elect delegate.! to tho State republican convention In M towns, These towns havo 137 delegntes, ot whom 75 nro credited to Grout, 55 to Stlck ney with the preferences of 7 not stated. Caucuses wero held Inst evening In Essex, Bristol, West Rutlnnd, Paw let and Proc tor. Stlckney delegations wero elected In Bristol, which had been conceded to him, It being the old stamping ground of Mr. Dunsh'o nnd Grout delegates were elected In Essex nnd Proctor. Grout carried West Rutland, but at a Into hour Inst night tho preferences of Pnwlet had not been re ceived nnd they nro therefore placed In thn doubtful column. Benson In Rut lnnd county which held Its caucus Tues day evening elected Grout di-legatcn. Our summary by counties now stands ns follows: Pref. not Grout Sllckucy stated Addison Chittenden Franklin ... Orleans Rutland .... Washington 7 .20 .12 .15 13 S CANVASSES COMPARED. In view of the wild charges made by tho Stlckney newspapers in regard to figures of the Ftoo Press canvass. It may be ot Interest to them Indlvldnally and collec tively ns well ns to our readers, to know how well thrlr own figures agree. Hero 1 th. fon.i.,-, ci..,,n v... ,no three.' Stick nr 1,1 loniiiw Mm in. inrii. oui.iv , m.v organs yesterday: Grout. Stlckney. CI 63 51 Total. H7 112 1 imtlrind Herald .. 3. i Montpeller Watch i man 44 , lilirllnirlnn News -.fit Consistency would suggest, therefore, that before these organs charge others with doctoring returns they would do bet- ter to ngreo among themselves. On tho , other hand, the canvasses of tho Freo Press nnd the St. Albans Messenger, Which nre mado Independently, give very similar results, as shown bv the totals printed yvsterday. tho snme dav as thoso 0f the Stlckney newspapers nuottsl wero published. Hero are. the totals: Grout. .Stl"ksey. Total. The Free Press G7 5 117 St. A. Messenger. .C3 11a STICKNEY'S NAME UNMENTIONED. Kci ltcputillcnns Iliiniiliunus In Their Choice nf Gl out. Essex Junction, June 8. The republican caucus held hero to-night In the Memorial hall wns nttended by 180 voters. Tho meeting was especially harmonious, not a dissenting voice being henrd, and tho choice of tho caucus was unanimously In favor of Grout. The namo of Stlckney wns not mentioned. The following delegates were elected to the State, district and county conventions: State G. B. Drury, S. A. Brownell, C. H. Hnydcn; .alternates. M. A. Bingham, William Fletcher, E. F. Garvin. District C. W. Bates, I. T. Story, C. G. Williams; alternates, W. W. Styles, Sam uel Keeler. C. M. Terrln. County Delegate;-'. W. B. Johnson. F. W. Hall, S. E. Miller, F. W. Ayers. O. B, Drury, W. F. Chapln, F. L. Nichols, G, o. Heecher. A. T. Arkley. H. S. Tilttle; alternates. W. S. Fletcher, .. B. Tomlln-j-oii. II. E. Shlland, I. B. Whltcomb, W. S, Te-achout, J, If. Douglass, .1. S, Rey nolds. T. F. Bates, E. M, Whltcomb, C. R. Davis. WEST RIT7.AND I'NINRTRI'CTED, West Rutland, June 3. The republican caucus held at this place this evening to elect delegates to the State, district and county conventions, was largely attended. The delegates to tho State convention aro C. B. Ross", G. C. Robinson. P. II. Patten nnd Wllllnm Gllmorn They were not In structed, but are undoubtedly In favor of Grout for governor. Delegates to tho county convention nro J. E. Manley, H. H. Brown. P. J. Dunlgnn. To tho district convention, H. A. Smith, II. C. Bloomer, Frank Lauthler. W. A. Thrall. E. W. Young, P. H. Patten and C. B. Ross were made town committee for two yenrs. FIVE MEN FOR STICKNEY. Bristol June 3. Bristol elected live Stlck ney delegate? to-night by S2 majority. They aro A. A. Dean, A. M. Norton, B. C. Sargent, R. T. Patch and W. W. Wilson. FAVORABLE TO VEGETATION. Long Drought Thoroughly Broken and Niitnrn .Smiling. Boston, June 3. The weekly crop bul letin of tho New England section of tho Cllmato and Crop Service of the weather bureau says: Tho wcathor tn New Eng land during tho week ending June 1, has been tho most fnvornblo for vegetation of any this season. It has been a llttlo too cool and light frosts wero experienced In northern Vermont, but the drought has been thoroughly broken. About threo fourths Inch of rain enmo Vi southeastern Massachusetts, eastern Malno and noth western Vermont, but over all southwest ern and central New England the fall during tho week has been from two to ne-arly three Inches. At Mlddletown. Conn., during tho shower on tho 2Sth, three-fourtbs Inch of rain fell In 20 min utes, but generally the fall was moderato and soaked Into the ground well. Grass on old and dry fields hnd begun to head, but newly seeded Molds and pastures aro showing a marked Improvement from tho rain. Plnntlng Is well under way, and crops nro coming up fairly well. Insect pests nro reported unusunlly numerous In places. Somo frost Is reported from norther Vermont during tho week, and generally tho weathevr has been a llttlo too cool, but the much needed rain bas fallen nnd crops show a marked Improvement. About three-fourths Inch of rnln fell during tho week In northern, and aver one Inch In southern counties. Pastures nro fost los ing the brown nppenrnnco of a week ago, nnd grain and meadows have taken a new leaso of life, Plnntlng hns been pushed along nnd on somo farms Is about com pleted, Corn Is growing fnst; one corres pondent reports corn standing three Inchea above ground thnt wrw planted on May 21. Wild berries of all kinds nre making a good show. Apples aro dropping somo In Addison county, but tho correspondent re ports thnt some can be spnred ns tho trees set very full. Caterpillars aro very thick. STANDING OF THE CLUBS. Per Clubs. Won. Lost. Cent. Baltimore 25 13 .058 Cleveland 21 12 ,02'3 Cincinnati 21 15 ,015 Boston 22 15 .593 Philadelphia 23 18 .500 Brooklyn in 18 .514 Pittsburg 18 17 .514 Chicago 19 21 ,473 Washington 17 19 .472 New York 16 22 .421 St, Louts 15 27 .293 Loulsvlllo 9 29 .!T