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VOL. LXXIll. N13W is IIHS VOL XLV
BURLINGTON, VT., THURSDAY, FISRIHJAKY 2,1899.
NUM HKR 31
VERMONT LOCAL NEWS,
MOTES AND GOSSIPOF DOINGS IN THE
FREE PRESS'S BROAD FIELD.
'Jhe Wlnooikl Valley, Villages "Dp North,
Along Otter Crri'k unci by tlio .Shores
of White Rler Covered by
Miss Emma, tho te-n-year-olel daughter
f Mr. and Mrs. II. I.. Sumner, who has
boon sick with scarlatina only four days
ihcd at llulr home on Case street, Thurs
day evening. Tho Itinera I was held Fri
day afternoon at four o'clock. Tho Inter
ment was In tho Case, street cemetery.
J lev. J. O. (loading olllclatod.
The next Addison County fair will bo
hold hero Sent. 5, li und 7.
lU-v. A. It. Potter hns resinned tho pas
torate of the Haptlst church hero and has
accepted a call to become tho pastor of
tho Ilapt'st church of Hudson, N. Y. lie
lias ben here for tho past two yeais and
Ills many friends regret his elopatturo.
Mr, Potter and family left Friday morning
lor his new field. As yet tho local church
have made no plans for tho future,
The hu which was left In front of tho
A i(ll"ii Houso Saturday evening, Feb. 11,
by Mr, Soulo and during his absence ran
away was found Feb. IS by Mr. 10.
Trudo In Mr. Uond's lot about a mllo east
of the village on what Is known us tho
middle read. The horse ran In between
ionic trees ami was fastened so It could
not get any fuither. The horse had been
th' re for s-ven days and nights without
iiuyth'tig to eat or drink. It was
laoiiRht to tho village and put in Mr. ().
V. Moore's barn. It Is in a weak condi
tion but will conic out all right. Mr. Tru
do was rcwaided for his dlscoery.
Andicw Murdock died at his late homo
on Seminary street Satuiday evening. A
w'e and two children survive. Mr. Mur
loek hns been In poor health for some
time, lie was l-orn In Scotland In IMC,
i, till enme to this country when a young
man. Ho has been a resident of the town
1i r quite a number of years. He was a
I. nd man and very devoted to Ids family,
lie was also a momlx'r of the Congrcgn
ttonal church, to which ho was very falth
II. Sheldon lias sold his grocery bus
incs to H. S. Benedict who will move tho
s me to his store soon and W. II, Sheldon
has bought out the crockery business of
II. S. Benedict and will move the same
10 his store as soon as repairs are made
'on the interior of his store.
Mr and Mrs. I!, F. Wales received the
tad news of the death of Mrs. Wales'
father, .Mr. G. II. Wostfall, Sunday morn
ing. Mrs. Wales left on the sleeper Sun
day evening for Hoehester. X. Y to at
tend the funeral. Her mother is also in
Very poor health.
Mrs. J. I. Douglass died nt her lato
home Monday at the age of M years. One
tni survives. She has been a resident of
tho town for a long time. Tho funeral
was held from her lato homo Wednes
day afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Postmaster Foss has the- work of chang-1
ing a part of his hardware sloro for the
postofllcu well under way. Contractor Lo
Uoeuf is doing tho Job, Mr. Foss will hao
nil entiro new set of call boxes, besides
ilgliteen new lck boxes. In addition to
tho twenty now in tho eiflice. llo will al
tj put In four drawers for tho accommo
dation of those who receive, large package
mail. Tho, new quarters will bo ready for
occupancy about tho middle of next
Fred K, Yattaw, tho painter, Is able to
be out after a long Illness with typhoid
Or. and Mrs. K. J. Severance of Keeso
vllle, X. Y., are rejoicing over tlio birth of
11 daughter (Marlon,) Mrs Severance' is
the daughter of Postmaster Foss of this
Mrs. John Perkins has been seriously 111
for more than a week with typhoid fever
and there Is no impiovcment In her caso
lit this time.
Miss Mary P. Tucker, city librarian, who
lias been confined to tlio house for several
we -ks is slowly improving, she being ablo
lo sit up for a few hours at a time.
The many friends of Representative .1.
G. Hindis aro sorry to learn that ho has
not hi as well for a day or two past.
II is sen Dr. J. C. Hindes of Boston, is
Mill with him.
Mrs. J. Warren Barnes of Malono, N. Y.
Is iblting her parents, Mr. and Mis. F.
Charles Sapollo, a tramp, was arrested
3'ucsiluy night by city sherirt IJatr s. Wed
nesday morning ho was brought beforo
Justice) Moullou, pleaded guilty and was
hcntenced to tho workhouse for thirty
days whither tho ofllcor tool; him yester
day. Stipt. Uoffnaglo ot tho waterworks re
ports the water at tho pumping station
rising rapidly and anticipates somo trou
ble if tho warm weather continues.
10. S. Hayes a former iesldent of this
city now rtifldlng in Goshen, Vt,, is visit
ing iclatlvcs In this vicinity. I
Both tho graded and the parochial !
liool were closed y -bierday In observ
ance of Washington's birthday.
Mrs. Bragg, widow of tho Into Calvin
Jtragg, aged 45, lb seilously III at her homo
T, I,, Luusee, engineer at tho Industrial
school who has heeu quite HI for several
weeks Is rapidly convalescing,
Washington's birthday was observed nt
the Industrial bchool with Interesting and
appropriate exercises by the children, Tho
monthly meeting of tho trustees of tlio
school will bo hold Friday, the 21th.
State's Attorney Frank I.. Fish and
Justice F. M. Moulton of Vergonms was
in town Filday on ollk-lal business. Ira
K. Stewart Is collecting material, lumber,
etc, lor his new grocery store and meat
market. The class of '00, B. 11. S., will
Klvu their play, "The Itough aiders" at
tho town hall In Mlddlebury Thursday
ove-nlng, Feb. 2.1. The annual e-oiiveiulou
of the Addison County Union of the Young
People's society of Christian lOnelouvoi will
bo held in the Baptist church Saturday,
Feb. i.7i. Jnriirc M. B. Govo of Lincoln,
register of probate, was In town Saturday
on business connected with a guardian
for Daniel NImbli'tt.
The report of tho town auditors for lM'S
uliows leeelpts to have been lent of town
ball, 2'',0,M; expenses, Jlfil.Ml; do fund,
1119.17; expenses, $12.75; liquor agency, sc.
fflpls. J00I.0S; liquor on baud, V'V.'J'r. ox
p uses, tlOT.jS; ceieer or tho poor.
VKt.'", s.deetmen's orc'"is, $.'S77. 11; road
commissioners oidors, $2J(i2.i;; school di
rectors orders, .ns.V,;, 7'i, $J'il being for ad
dition to (school building. Ksllmate of uti
dltcrs for ISOl, schools, .",2f(i; highway,
J2ViO; poor. J1200; total liabilities. Sl'l.'iVM!',
nvallahlo ansets, J 1, ',97. IB, $i:,0Ouil to bo
provided for. -Wlutlirop Govo died nt his
homy In South Bristol Monday morning,
nged 3 years. Tho funeral was hold nt
the hours Wcdnetd.iy attetnoou at 1
o'clcck.-Patrlck O'.N'eli Has mado somo
ImprovepicniH on the east end of his block.
F. W, Noy,s contlnups to Improve slow
lyAndrew James and wife of
New Haven havo been tho euests or V, L.
James -nd wifo tho past wick.-Tho In
fant child of Mr, and Mrs. r- .v. Hunt is
tcrlously 111. Chirles Avtrlli of lllchmond
find Miss IMHh Jacobs tf Montpeljer wco
inairled In Montpcller Febi-uarv II -Bui-jamli
Hkkn ll ot Mlddlilmry wan the
Kueat of his parents, V. Blcjiin.il and
or Sunday. Rev. C. N. Thomas,
hgreg itlunal pastor, was taken ill
morning whllo condiitiliig ct r
'I'h to worn no services In the
".There Whs u dance (t llio
hose house. Wednesday evening, Fob. 22.
Tho stewards of the Mclhriillnt church
'for tlio entiling year arc, Alfred Ferguson,
I). L. Downing, II. W. rol.avd, C. 1',. fox.
J'. K. Wilson, n. II. Doty, 1). Iii. MeaeUr,
L. II. Blssonetto, Mrs. W. 15. Dlllishe",
Mis. M. 1'. Vninoy, Mrs. 10. C. Dike, Mrs.
I). 10. Meader; recording secrepiry, I'. K.
Wilson; district Htiward, Alfred Fergu
son: treasurer, O, 13, Cox.
Mr. and Mrs, Luther Purrlnton are re
ceiving tlio congratulation!- of tholr friends
on the birth of a son. Rev. C. N. Thomas
who was taken 111 Sunday nt tho Connie-
, til CO
Rational church, continues qtilto sick.- Siinda.v.-Xews coitus from tho nsvlum In
Iteuben Illsblo and daughter of Ferris- Walerbury that Louisa Wright Is Improv
burgh have been In town for several days ,1(f p, physical health and mind,
assisting to care for Wlnthrop Govo. F. i c,rt, r
K. Smart has been on tho sick list tho, SIIOUMIAM.
past week.-Mrs. J. J. Dumas Is at homo 1 The drama, ".loslah's Courtship," given
from a visit of several days In Charlotte. ,y the Voiing People's club of Cornwall
-The new carpets, furniture, etc., for tho Friday evening In academy hall, was well
new Masonic hall have been r'.'eivcd, and recelve.1. The paits wire well laken.
Mbanns 1-oelgc will have the best llnlshed Charles Grundy has purchased the farm
room In the county. The revival meetings owned bv the late Washington Wltlirell,
contlntm at the Advent church. Tho and takes possession this sptlng.-Mr. Ml
Chrlstlan Kndcnvor Society held a busl- l.iml Cool: ii SmihIhv In Barre wiib
i ness meeting Monday evening to mako nr
rangeinents for tlio county convention to
bo held hero next Satui day. Andrew Dil
lon has been visiting his mother In tho
Queen City this week. C. P. Abernathy
made a business trip to Middle bury Mon
day. Ford Bingham visited In Middle
The luiieial of Noble Mi Cornn'ck, who
died of diphtheria was burled Tuesday.
Several other members of tho family hnvo
boon sick with the same diiease but have
all recmereil. The funeral of Wlnthrop
Gove was held from his late residence in
South Bristol Wednesday nftci noon. Th'ro
was a large attendance of lelatlves and
fi lends. Mr. Govo was a man highly re
spected by all who knew him. Itev. 1,. A.
lilgelow ollitiatcd. Mtss Jennie Grow is
quite seriously 111 with heart trouble.
John Slples, William McVar and a young
son of K II. I.niulon are on the sick list.
A. fi, Manum and Miss M. C. O'Nell
visited the Queen City Tuesday". Dr. G. F.
IMinunds, wife and daughter vbtcd in
Hlnesburgh this week,
nouti i Fnimisiiriic.ii.
The funeral of the late Km a 11nz.it tl
was held Monday at two o'clock from his
lato lcsiilence. John Martin is homo
from Saranac Lake. J. P. Kcnyon visit
ed friends In Hlnesburgh over Sunday.
Mrs. Fre.i Harrington Is on tho sick list.
Mrs. Joseph Stone remains ai.oiu the
Dr. Charles Dean has returned t.i
uorcliester, .Mas?., win re ho In to locate.
Conur'-Ratlon.i! church Filday
evening, M trch 3rd. Itev. T
A. Carlson of
Mlildiebury Colleue will give bis popu
J -etui.- on Hawaii, Illustrated witli a
storeoptlcon. Rev. J. C. Houghton of M d
led to his homo In New Haven, C-nu., last
week, on aconnt of the severe Illness of
his mother. Rev, J. C. Houghton of Mlil
diebury occupied the pulpit of the Cnngi le
gation chinch on Sunday In tho ab-enco
of Mr. Birnum. Mr. and Mrs. S. S.
RocKWell, who have both bcpn quite ill
with the grip aro linpiovlng. Miss Stella
Turner Is iuune. after another term of
school In Fcrn'sburg.
Be.rt Harrington Is very sick. T!ev. Mr.
McDonald's goods came Filday and the
family are nearly si tiled in their new
home. Miss Aelah Damon is no
The Willing Workers meet with
McQuivy tho 23d Inst.
Mr. and Mrs. George Hamncr attended
the wedding of Ruth Govo, a sister of
Mrs. Hamuer In Charlotte Tuesday.
Miss Ida Page was taken to the asylum
nt Waterbury Thursday. 10. W. Turner
anil Mrs. Alice Nichols accotnpanii'd her.
'fills I the third lime Ml-s Page has been
mentally ufllieteel. According to tho
reeoril of Clerk M. B. Govo there have
been 10 marriages, 2ti biiths and 22 deaths
from Ji.nuary 1st, IK'S, to February Pith,
lSOO. There have been no eleatbs from
grip or pneumonia thus far. this winter
.mis. .losepn ejouiy is leporteel better, witli
lirrivllnrtlu rr rn urn hit n I. i.. ..
1 i-v v. Miuiiuuh tu jii-i iiuiur in a
weeks.-Willlam and James Butte,-
received word Wednesday nlclit of
the. death of their brother. r!n,,;,r t ..,-
Held of Mnnehe-ster, X. II. He was wood, and Inspector of lumber anil stiln
years of age. Ills nephew, W. 10. Butter- gh-s. Holla Wright; road commissioner, L.
field attenileel the funeral, wi-icli was he-Id W. Ravlln: town ag.nl to prjsee-uti and
.nun his late homo Saturday. Mrs. Kato de-fend suits, II. F. Wolcott; school elitec
Swan of Monkton Is visiting her sister, tor feu- three- ycats, W. II. Munson; in
Mrs. A. N. Green. C. C. Leo and wife, who tpector of leathe-r, Alien Brunell; pound
have be -n visiting In Ferrishurg and Shel- keepers, A. O. Huoel, Waldo Kidder. Dep
btirne. the past three weeks, returned uty .Sheriff B.illotl was nominated for con
homo Tuonlay. Jennlo Morgan, F.elna stiible and collector of taxes, but rcvlgned
Bristol, LutheTla Butti-rflold anil Arthur In favor of F, L. Gi lives, the present nom-
arney were chosen delegates from tho inee. There was a three cot nereil light In
local V. 1'. S. C. 10. to the- county union tho caucus for overseer of the poeu, Ben
in bo hold In Bi.'stol next Satuiday. Rev. Jamin Coombs and II. L. Johoiinotl mu
lt. J. Barlon of Salisbury will spe-ak In the nlng against C. D. Flint, Flint had 3el,
i niori ciiiu-ch next Sunday morning in thu
Interest of the Antl.Saloon League. Mrs,
Mercy Wooelbury of Monkton is visiting
her cousin. Mrs, J, 11. Bean. Lewis Hag
Kelt's family moved to Monition Monday.
Mrs. Mary Dolge- of Bristol .'slteel at
L. C. Bain's last week. The Laelles Aid
society will hold their "beau" dinner as
usual on town meeting elay, also n salo
of useful and fancy unities in connection
therewith. Mr. and Mrs, Arthur I'utter-
ueiei nave n liatiy boy. born Feb. 1.,th
Royal llanilltnn has uono to houseki.,.r.-i',t.'
III South Lincoln in the Coughlun tone-
j Mrs. HIrnm Barton is slowly rewcr
ling from pneumonia. Frank Hebert Is
! seriously 111 with typhoid fe-vr. Tho
schools In town closed Friday Inst. -A
large elele-gatlon fiom this town attended
the charity ball at Mlddlebury on Friday
last Tho laelles glvo a sociable at tho
estry on Thursday evening. Mrs. O. W.
Pratt Is expected to return soon, T. A.
Xlson wint to Albany last week.
NORTH FIORRISBL'RGI I,
Mrs. 10. A. Sinclair, aged fie! years, died
at the residence of her daughter In North
Forrisbursh yesterelay afternoon at 1
1 o'clock. Mrs, Sinclair was born in Mld
dlebury and afterwards moved to Boston,
whence she- ciiino to North I'e-rrlsbui yh.
The eleceaseel leave-s one daughter, Mis.
F. B. Martin, at whoso house the funeral
will be held to.moriow afternoon at 2
o'clock. Tho remains will be taken to
Boston, where tho Interment will occur,
MONKTON HI DC, 13.
Antlno Nelsenkock has purchased n.MMl. Jr., suee.-e-deel hlni. Mr. Allarel win
fine, pair of matched horses. Andrew tho father eif six children, F. 10. Allard,
jjiiimicri win operate ins moiiier-in-iaw's
' furm this season.
10 A ST Ml DD1I3BUR Y.
! The Ladles' Alel society will moot with
Mrs. W. W. Turner on Friday afternoon,
March 3rd, The lemalns of Mrs, Mary
Chainplln were brought hero from Bran-
don for Interment on Friday Inst, where
i she had been living fur several years. Mrs
I'liainpllu was the widow of Georgo
iiiuoiMiii en uns pieii-i'. urn- eigo was ii,,
years, A number of relatives anil friends
of Mr, and Mis. Charles Fay gathered at
their home' North ot this village' on tho nt-
lernoon of Friday, Feb. 17th, It being
the filthe anniversary of Mr. Fay's; birth,
elay. Mr. Fay seemed in qullo good hcnlth
aim to enjoy meeting old friends
nelghbors. A number of presents wero
given him. Supper wns served at about 5 tho following Is a good example: A letter him. The recent social gathering of the lug Ihocase, which was set to bo hiid In
in check anil tho occasion was a very was mailed nt Montreal, January 21, 1SW, Congregntlonal church ami congregation Watorbury to-day, might bo adjourned
pleasant one Tho Wttlo eight years old nildreFced to Joseph Pratt, Wolntol, Ver-: was very pli.is.mt in spite of tho extreme for a few days awaiting a change, for bot
daiirfhter of Herbert Sumner of Xorth . mont. It was put lu tho Milton pouch by cold. -Tho winter term of schools closed l.ltr or worse In Murphy's condition. If
strict died of scurlet fever last woek. the postal clerks and remained at that last week-Several from here attended an adjournment Is made, the hearing may
Other members of tho family arc sick with oflice for somo days without being called i Hi" Mt'l blrtbelny reception of Mrs Sophia bo held in this city on account of more
inu mint; uiJ.Jii.se-, .tl I , iiuillo i,, lr,llt Or
Ferrishurg has boon visiting her aunt and
uricie, air. nnd Sirs. u. W. Abbott.
Tho frlenils of Mr nnd Mrs. D, C Twitch
ml gave then) u very pleasant surprise
party Friday evcning.-IO. 8. Rowley of J
Shelbtirno Is the guest of l,s son, F. K.
Bowloj. Tim Street school taught by
Miss lloffinnii closed the 21st Inst. Carl
ton Fno of Charlottfi was In town hist
wcck.-l,. ,. Baker visited friends In For
rlsliurg Saturday. Mrs. Nelllo Colby has
gone to Heiinlker, N. II. S. 1). Dowd has
the grip. Miss Carrie King ot Fen'sburg
Is visiting her aunt, Mrs. William Garrnw.
Mr. and Mrs. A. ,1. Thompson visited
friends In Panton Tuesday.
Mrs. Mary Young has been visiting her
In Monkton the past two
weeks, The Farmers t'nlon met at 10
II. Young's Thursday. Ai" oyster supper
was set vi d. Mr. and Mrs. Almon Norton
Visit, 1 l,U ulul,.,- Mrd A. t.ll..
h s son Harlle, who is In Goddard. Dele
gates to the G. T. S. C. K. coiiliiy union
in Bristol on Saturday, February 2.1th,
are Hen. and Mis. R '. Pattrldge, How
ard Burge and Miss Mareia Douglas.
The republicans have nominated the fol
lowing for olllcers of the. town for the
omlng yeir: Selectmen, W. B. Sheldon,
H. T. Henry, C. X. Powers; clerk, 10. A.
Booth; treasurer, Charles II. Dewoy; list
ers, II. 1. Norton, C. Walling Thatcher,
Tho selectmen have, contracted with
Alba. Buss for the support of tho poor for
another year. Ho ncelvcs $W) and the
use of the farm. Then- are now W In
mates at tho house, und 4U outsldo that
aro lecelvlng hoi)).
Since 1V20 th" olllco of clerk ot tho town
of Sbaftsbury has been held by a f .llier
and son. In the si.ine town George P.
Montgomery has been a school director 27
years, a selectmen 11 years and a Justice
of tho peace 10 years.
Oliver Glsbuinu nri'ved at tho
Soldiers' Homo Satuiday. Ho ser
ved In Company II, 1st Vermont In
fautiy during tho Spanish w ,r, and is tli"
first man from that regiment admitted
to the home. He is sulfi ring with bruit-
ehial asthma and the day be came hcio
was tho fir-it time Hint h.' h..d been out
of doots for i-lglit weeks. It Is expected
that at the term of the I'nlti d States Cir
cuit Court th.it meets In Burlington the 2S
Inst, the case of the parties recently
f arretted In North Adams and held for
passing counterfeit money here will come
before the grand Jury. The Ilc.ldcu, Leon
ard company am putting electric lihts
Into their plant. Nearly HW lights will be
lcquirtd. They will mako their own elec
tricity. Keillor J. W. Snult of the Banner
spent Sunday In Montpelkr.
CHIT'L UNDKN COUNTY.
Invitr.tlons were issued Friday an
liounelng the m .uiage of Miss Amelia
Augusta, daughter of Mr. anil Mrs.Oeorso
11. Little lo Mr. Henry Albert Sltvytun of
Morrisville, VI., the ceremony to take
place en Weelliesday afternoon, March 1,
,at the homo ot the bride's parents No. C3
.Malt.- street, Wlnooskl.
Thu paity eaucUM'S to nomlnato oindl-
datos for town olllcers wcic held according;
to scheilulo on Saturday night. Tho re
publican meeting wns called to order at a
llttlo after 7 o'clock in Cororatloii ball.
'. 10. lilgwood was chosen chalimali, anil
G, B. Little, clerk. Nominations wimo
made fiom the floor. The c mplele list Is
as follows; For moderator, C. II, Steveiw;
eierk, 10, II. liortein; selectmen, W.
II. McBride, F. 10. lilgwood, F. M. We,l
eott; overseer eif poor, e", D. Flint; treas
urer, J. D. Yanelow; collector of taxes and
constable, Frank L. Graves; listers, M.
W. Newton, S. M. Piatt, Geoigo McBtlile;
auditors, C. H
Sliipiiiau, 10. C. Brigliam,
h: I ' mmp ii irUSlL'l' OI lUJIJIlt mo CV. I
j. D. Y.m.low ; fence viewers, O. . SmPh,
churl,., v,.,-,iv.-,.ii tte,.i,.,i,i trim
.... .. .V i... " . n iS Vi-i . . .,r
Coomb;, ir, and Jeihonnoit 7 votes. The at
tendance was large.
( oiicert Hall was we'll filled when the
de-mocratle. caucus opened. The nomina
tions were mado with little friction, near
ly everything seeming to have boon agreed
upon beforo hand. The names of the1 suc
cessful eandldales follow: Moderator,
lle-nry Conlln; clerk, 10. II. Ilorton; select
men, Frank Carpentler, F. F. Gokey, J. 10.
Wolcott; treasurer, A. A. Graves; over
seer of poeir, Joseph Mongeon; constablo
and collector, Frank L. Graves; listers
'oul' Monge-on, Louis T. Munseiiu, Peter
B. Cioss; auditors, John II. McGrcevy, Jo.
se-ph Couchon, iOiigeue Wright; trustee of
public money, A. A. fS raves; fence view
ers, J. 10. Tracy, A. F, Bleati, Octave Cor
mier; town grand Juror. D. 10. O'Sulllvan;
Inspector of le-ather, Charles Klrby; pound
keepers, Frank Huaiel, John Savolr, X'a
poleon Granger; surveyor of wooel and in
spector of lumber and shingles, A. A.
Graves; town agent to prosecute and de
fend suits, II. N. Deavltt; school director
for three years, J. 11. Wolcott.
Francis I.Mwaid Allarel elle-d at his homo
on Center stree-t lato Frlehcy night. Do
was In his COth year. Mr. Allan! was bom
in Wlnooskl July :,, isao, and has nlwas
lived here. He was one of six children
and son of Peter anil .loslo Allarel. In K
Ce-ci'lla Got don of Wlnooskl.
In bis boyhood ho engaged as clerk in tho
store of the late Frauds Ltclalr, whine church In lOssi x Ceutm Motuhiy evening. -ho
wot keel 12 years, lie- subsequently en- Stanb'.v Brownell spent last Sunday with
teieel business for hlmsi-lt 111 a storo sltmi- his parents. Genevieve llutke. Is at homo
te d on the slto of the present new Allarel hiulng llnlshed her work with her aunt,
.block on .Main street. Hero for 40 years .Mrs. Wlialon In Bolton. Tin- school at
'he carried on a tobacco and ooiifectlonciy North Wtlllston has closed. Mr. and Mrs.
store, being compelled by a stroke of pa- McGovern bad friends stop with them
ralysls In liv7 lo retire-, ills son. F. C. A 1. over llund.iv. Miss Ktlon Ln-liii.e. was
jr., ejnrisinpiu-r i, Joseph, Charles, Louis
i,,,,.l l.'r..i ri,....in.. i.. ,i i .
and Fre-el Charles Is dead
Mho employe s of tho fulling toom con
nected with tho woollen mill went out on
u strike Friday, den, Hiding morn wages
for working nights, This the ovcrseeiu
wero unwilling to concede, Thoy were
soon nblo to fill the' vacancies with new
men, and work went on as usual. The
strikers elcilrceltei leliun the next iiMmlng
bill were not given the opportunity
oi uii'iii mm woriieu mere lor many years
Mr. II. V. Ilorton, who was taken sick
last week with cemgcstlou of thu brain, is
improved but Utile.
Some letli'is which travel In the mulls
fine! It hard to reach tholr llloncr ilentlim.
lion, owing In part to Indistinct and Im
liionor address and to the fact Hint onmc !
havo the saiuo nnmo. As un Illustration
for. Soma one knew of n man named
josepii i i iui in e oicnesier aim it was
forwarded to that office. Joseph Pratt,
not appearing for Ills, mall It was again
forwarded to Kssex Center, where another
Joseph Pratt lived. Ho openoel It ami ells,
claimed It slating that ho thought it lie-
longed to Joseph Puilt, Wlnooskl. Again
Hie letter, which by this time had becime
a good deal soi.ed and ragged at tin -dgm
was sent on Its JouriieyliiKs. Wlnooskl is
tho home of many Pi alts and ll was
thought that at last tho owner would be
found. Hut no, It was not so to be. Joseph
Pratt of Wlnooskl opened the letter and
returned It surrowfully. It will probably
end by becoming an Inmute of tho dead
! Tho census of children of school m-c.
i between the
ages of live mid 21 years in
WVlinnilfl line liAnn tnlr. 1... A.. II.. . ,.
clerk 10. II. Ilorton. Them ue,- rr.nn.i ?i
i uvst evm-.t nn in unmi, ..i ,i
In Fast ward, a total of 1300. Last year
there weio 1I0S. There la therefore a dlf
ferenee of IS children.
A son w;i,s born Tuesday to Mr. and
Mrs. Julius Provost of lOast Allen stro-t.
This Is siuiiathlng more than a nieio
birth announcement as It leptocciits tho
twenty-second child which has been Loin
to this couple.
Mrs. Norrls Miller met with quite a
serious accident while. In Burlington last
Friday, in coining out ot a storo she slip
ped and foil and sustained several Injuiles
on her face and arm. A physician was
summoned and reduced her fractures.
After a little while she wns ablo to bo
brought homo and Is now nbout the
house with the nld of a crutch nnd a cane.
Dr. and .Mrs F. II. Stoddard and Mr.
I,n,1 Mrc if CVM.lt.. ,.. ,
Saturday the guests of Dr. John Gioson. ! , , 1'vU: many cnnillctlug
A. J. Purcell Is getting out lumber and f'o'l '''ive been publ siih by vatlous pu
wlll begin the erection of o .,.. linn-o '.PI.H legaidlng the Watorbury or Bolton
soon on the site of tho ono recently bum
Geo.Monroo Is now able to be nbout tho
house after a severe Illness with the grin.
Mls 10. l'urlong of Hlnesburgh Is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. F. Lalose.
John H. Selleck spent Sunday at his
home in Mlelellibury.
Mr. anil Mis. Claienco Cook havo re
turned fluin their Idmg tour. They
will makf their hoiti - with Mis. Cook's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Warner at
tho Gentle until Apt II 1st when they will
go to Itutlanil to live.
Miss Alalia De Forgo who has been the
guest of her sister, Mrs. F. L. Nichols
tor the past two we-eks lcturned to llob
oke, Mass., Saturday.
D. T. Wltheiby who has In en the guest
of Postmaster and Mrs. W. B. Nichols,
returned to Westboro, Mass., Saturday.
Mrs. 10. M. D wls of Kast Bolton' H
stopping at her homo bete.
W. S. Fletcher will tsooii begln tho five,
tlon eif a building on Railroad ave line on
the site of the ono which was binned atst
fall. Tlie buildinsr will consist of two
stories, with a meat market ami groceiy
store below anil a tenement above.
The citizens of this village and vicin
ity arc called to meet at the old school
house Satuiday evening on buslums p. r
talnlng to town meeting. Among th a.
licles of the' winning for town meeting is
lo see if tho town will vote to move t It
ollle'o of town clerk from tho center to
W. S. Teachout's hardware store was
broken Into Tuesday night. About !03
woith eif gooels consisting of more tli ,n
100 knives, a rifle-, caitildges. etc., were
taken. Tlio entrance was made by lb"
front eloor tiom which they removed a
pane of glas-.
W. S. Teacliout wont to Troy last night.
Mis. Julia Unit and Mrs. Hyde of South
Hero aro visiting at II. II. Fuller's. Mr.
Fuller has been very sic-k with a rd ipse
of grip, but Is somewhat better. Miss A"
r.lo Truax of Essex .lunctfou is at 'li. f
McNall's. Mrs. Harriot Ashley and Miss
Rebecca C.aut are on thu sick list. Ml.-s
.letinle Rankin eif Burlington spent Su-i-tlay
at her home. The Laelles' Auxiliary
met with Mrs. Clara Rogers on Tie-s.
elay afternoon at 2 o'clock for business
Robert Wolfe, one of the .surveyors for tho
International Paper company, has been
e ailed to the Aillioiielncks, where' a pulp
mill is being built. There were fifty n. lines
registered at Hotel Gleiiwood last week.
Dr. A. T. Arkley of Ksse-x Junction was
In town Saturday to see George Rohlnon.
A Lente-n service was h'dd at Trinity
chili eh on Wednesday afternoon at 3
',.1..i. it i m iii 1 . i 1 1 .
,,tw s't I n y as e'oi m-e or Mr"
1 "l aniei son.-.M rs. Niinuoi rneips ot
Fairfax spent Sunday with her brother,
Rev. 10. 10. Derrick was called to Chelsea
Sunday to attend the- finoral of Deaeo-t
Dearborn. Ills pulpit was supplied 'y
Rev. George L. Story, Miss Alice Jai k
scn spent Sunday In Burling tun. Mile
Rood of Bangor. N. V.. Is visiting his
father, T. D. Rood. Will Boeman had his
foot quite badly crushed last we-ok by a
tree falling on It while lio was chopping.
He Is eloing as well as c- ulel bo expee-ted.
-II. II. Fuller, who had a relapse- Iran
the giip, is improving. George. S. R, bin
son, who has been suffering for seeral
weeks with a spinal trouble, went to t lie
hospital In Burlington Monday for treat
ment. Miss. Abbie Judkins Is visiting at
!0i win Jaineo'. Mrs. Daniel O'Brien el-.-d
Sunday ..ftcr a lingering illness with
eliopsy and heart trouble, and her funeral
was hld from her late homo on Tuesoay,
R.-v. 10. 10. Derrick olllclatlng. The Inter
mi'iit was in the village cemetery. Most
of the town schools closed last Fiida -A.
O, Bralnerd of St. Albans spent a part
ol last w.-ek at his daughter's. Mrs. L. c.
Hob omb's. Hiuile L imb spent Sun-ay
with friends III town, lie was accnmp.iiil-
el homo by Mrs. Lamb, who has been
spending several weeks with h.r sister,
.Mrs. J. Kelward Blair. j
Frank Claik camo fiom Boston, and
.Mrs. Belle Clark Dean, from Albion,
Mich., to attend the funeral of their
mother, Mrs. Juliette Clark, which took
place at her late homo last Tuesday, Fib.
13th. Miss Grace Bliss has ricovend
from her attack of grip and Is wslting
friends In this vicinity. Mr. ami Mts.
Gcoige- Goodrich were in Burlington Fri
day. Gcotge I.eet and bride are visiting
his parents and fiicnds. Mrs. Morrill is
ablo to ride out after her long sicklies.--
Rev, Alonzo Chaso dollvcieel a lectin o
with st, rexuukon views at the Cnlve-r-al'st
married to Joseph Bolllo the llth lust.
Mr. Amos Wulston is able- to bo out again
after a severo attack of the grip.
Crossing on the ice lo Kssex is pro
nounced poorer than usual at this season,
Thursday night the "Annexation of the
Philippines" Is to bo e'isciissoel by the liu-pliivinie-nt
society. Alllrm.ithe, Cliari'H
D. Cool,; nilgai !vo, .luiiies Toner. Last
week, nil old fashioned nielllni si hool was
held lu the Seminary. -John 11. Thorn und '
u. v. Illgbee close sides. The pronoun-
dug was done by Miss lOiuina Lenven-'
worth nml Miss Maiiili. Russe ll, closing
wth a spell-down lu which Mis, W. V. i
Bein-li "stood up" the- longest. Frank L.
Dodgo Is stlllconllned to tho houso by sick-1
ness.-Koloinon A. Williams Is lmiu living ,
slou-lv. Miu All,.,, m.i, ,,t i n,,..i, ,i,.,,i,
a daughter, has been hi'lnine- em-,- for
Booth at Ferrlsburir Moiulav tho 1.1th insl.
e mini en anu grandchildren met -Mrs.
Booth at her residence and that of her
-on, Richard D, Booth and family. The at.
IfJU'lanc-o was sinnllor than usual, owing
.to sickness and tho great snow storm
Geo. A Foott and family nml Miss Flora
(Continued on GtU Pane,)
Tell State's Attorney Hoar
What They Know of the
Bolton Falls Shooting.
CRIME WAS PREMEDITATED.
Tho Belief of Shot lit Crnvrg ,j, j;. I'lxloj
Saw the .Shmillnr und Sny Doberty
l.uld In Walt lur llln Vlctlm-Mttr-pliy
Still Alive- Not Certain
hero Mcnrlng Will bo Hold.
i ems, suooung caso mat t no roe I'ti-s
col rcipondcni Interviewed State's Attor
ney Hu.ir at Ills olhce hero to-day, and be
low Is given the lesult of Mr. Hour's la
bors among the witneSM-s at the so nc ot
Air J. L. I'lxley, who keeps the board
ing house wheie the clime n,i., comnilt
toe stated to Mr. Hoar 111 subslnuce us
follows: "I havo known Doh-rty since
the llth of November, lsos, wiien he tamo
here to board. He loft my place about 7
P. in,, February IS. He said: 'I havo i;ot
to get out of here," anil Went away on
foot. On tho morning ot tho shooting he
rot up about a ip-arter befoic six, ate;
breakfast anil went to woik. 1 iiotL-od
i in xl saw him In front of the bain on
Ills way hoiiio from work about ":30 p. m.
Mr. Muiphy and two olher were Willi
him. Dohe-rty went on the veranda pulled
Oft his coat very spit' tully, thiew elowu
his pull and Faiil to Murphy. "You ce-mo
out line and we will settle this." Murphy
Mopped, lokeel at him .illel s.elel 'all tight.'
He stepped off the stops and pnsseel me,
when 1 sai l Doberty what Is tie- trouble
hero. Ho mr.de r.o answer but went into
the hurso bain. As ho entered tile door
he dr.-w his revolver and went behind tho
door that was closed. Aliout this time
Murphy had got ne-ar me i y the sheel. I
salel to Murphy what Is the troiiole lu-ie,
llo smlleil and said 'not much," I salel
shiiipl.c to Murphy. If you go in llieie you
ate going lo get hurt. Murphy stoppeel
anil Doberty lokod out liom behind t lie
door. When ho saw that Murphy had
Mopped, tho hitter's head was turned to
ward mo. Doheriy stepped out quickly anil
as Murphy tumid towaru Doheity, the
latter bi ought his tight hand from his
hip with a levolvcr In his hand. Muiphy
swung around Horn li 1 tit. and Doheriy
jabbed his revolver right at Mtnpliy's lett
side anil fired. He was very near when
he ilre-el the lhih or the revolver could be
sei, en his clothe-. Murphy staggered
tewanl the bouse anil i-xcailmeel 'My (Jod
lie shot ir.o." After we had put Muiphy
to bed and tho doctor had been here and
elrossed his 'votim!, i went Into th.- reoni
aid Murphy salel 'Jule, what could malm
Doberty do that?' 1 said 1 don't know, i
have always treated him kindly.' 'flu -so
u n had trouble rome weeks ago about a
staging where Doberty had bumped bis
head. At Hi Lt ilmo he abii'-eil Muiphy
with vlole'iu language.
"Alter Doberty hail shot ho stepped
back toward the bain anil looked at Mur
phy as he was going into tin- house. He
still kept his hand on tho revolver. Ho
eooked down the road a few ini..iites, then
wini (ouard th" works, Con. Dalley, an
other boareler, going afte-r Doheriy on llio
inn. In ten minutes Dolierty ,ame- back
anil said he wanted to see Mrs. I'lxley,
He shook hand with mo, after he- had ye.
cured his money, ami said: "Pixley, you
have been more than kind to mo, you havo
kept a gooel house and use-d us all nice.'
t said 'Doheity, what mado you do this
deed?' He salel that they plagued and ag
gravated him; I told him lt was an awful
thing for him to do, and ho leplleel: -I
know It but I couldn't help It, I was so
mail." lie shook hands with mo nml salel
'(iooel fcyo, I must get out of here.' Ho
asked me. how b.ielly Murphy was hurt
and said ho hoped not very bail, lie
shook hands again and said: 'Do as well
as you can for me.' This is the last I saw
Miss Julia Rock said: "I live In Wator
buiy village. 1 nover spoko to hlni (Dob
erty); was never engaged to him and nev
er heard him make any threats. Doberty
never sent me any letter of any kind."
William McGratb, another workman at
the Faiis. salel: "t saw Doberty and Con,
Dalley toge-thor and Doberty said: 'I
have shot Murphy for you, Bully.' Dally
had hold of Doberty. I went after Sher
iff Grave s anil entered complaint. Murphy
and Dolierty had not spoken for somo
Foreman William Sullivan said:
'I had some' talk with Dohortv about
(1:30. It was dark. He salel: 'I havo shot
Murphy and am going to shoot myself,'
I have $101 and clothes at Plxley's and
want you to look after them,' and said he
would be eloael In two hours, I askoel him
wli.u the trouble was and ho said Murphy
had followed hlni out and was going to
assault him. That ho was in no condition
lo fight but when Murphy was going to
lilt hlni, he shot Murphy. Doberty hail had
a bad rough sometime and was quick
Mr. Plxley's testimony Is corroborated by
James Mi-Calo ami Con. Dally.
. Investigation In this city shows that
Doberty was employed here last summer
on the new Miles building nnd that ho hail
trouble with it well known citizen of this
city. Sheriff Grayes was In town Ibis af
ti rnoon ami suu'el that it looked bad for
DohiTly and that the evidence pointed to
the fact that the shooting was pn-ineell-tate-el.
He does not think that the story
thai the oauso of the trouble was Miss
Rock has much foundation.
Wntribury. Feb. 22. Dolierty will bo ar-ralcne-el
beforo Justice Burleigh Tliursel iy
ill tlio old school lie, Use. Shot iff Gi iim-m
left leu Moutpellor to-night ami will cl
ean thu prl.eonei l-uoU on tho 10: 1.1 a. in.
MURPHY STILL LIVES.
Probability 'I but I lie. Iteuiiuc To-elny
Will ll AelJemilU'il 111 Hnnlprlloi-.
Jlontpe licr, Fli. 22,-Fioel Murphy, llio
v'1 "m '' Ballon Falls shooting all. til
"as sun ainii ioniKiii uiiuougn Mr, Junes
of Watorbury, who is .uu'iiellng him still
eousldcrs Ills recovery doubtful. Mm phy h
mother aiilvid III this city on Tuesday
evening Horn her homo lu West Burko
anil proceeded at once to the side of her
State's All.n-noi- llo-ic w-hh of ll,., n,a.
km yesterday that tho l.rollnilnari hour.
NEW OFFICERS ELECTED.
At Annual Meeting nl tho We'flern Ver
mont Congrecntleonil (iuli,
Rutluuil, Fib, 22. The Western Vermont
Consrcgatlonal club held Its annual meet-
lug in tho Congregational church In this
city this afternoon with "The- Growth of
the Humane Spirit In Modem Life" as tho
general topic. The meeting was called to
order by President W. J. Van Patten anil
eloveitlonnl exercises wero conducted by
Rev. R. 11. Ball of Fair Haven. In tho
absence of tho secretary Rev. Mr. Bar
num of Cornwall was elected secretary
pro tern. A nominating committee con
sistlng of Rev. G W. Phillips of Rutland,
Prut. Kmerson of Burlington and Rev.
Mr. Severance o Bennington Ccntro wero
appointed by tho chair to bring In a list
of nominations for olllcers to s.crvo during
tho ensuing year.
Tho following were according elected:
President. Prof. Kzra Bralnerd of Middle,
bury College; vice-president, Rev, P, M.
Snyder of Burlington; secretary, R, II.
Ball of Fair Haven; treasurer, Frank A.
Bond of Middlebury: outlook committee.
Rev. C. II. Peck of Bennington; member
ship committee, Rev. Clifford II. Smith eif
littsford; auditor, IL A. Harmnn ot Rut
land. Afle-r tho business! meeting was com.
plote-el Rev. C. II. Smith of Plttsford r"ad
a very able and Intel estlng paper on "The
Growth In the Church." He said In part:
Wo call best tell the changes that havo
taken place by the work of men of early
and of modern limes. The former is
shown by the life work of Richard Bax
ter, who toiled lit th 17th century; tho
second is shown by tho work of a man
who died two yei.ts ago Henry Drum
mond. His influence over young men and
j women Is a groat thing but If In- had
lived In the days of Richard Baxter the
i church would have cast him out and prob
ably have taken his life.
I Tho next paper was by Dr. C. S. CaVerly
of Rutland on "Tlio Growth In Medleal
Piuetli-e." The paper showed careful pre-
paratlon and was full of interesting point".
I Ho sa.'d: "There Is no eloilbt that wo
know enough, but elo we do eriough"Mon
ey has boon given by millionaires and used
lavishly but tho needs of tho poor havo
not been studied. Hospitals and ellspen-"niie-s
hit gloat ilvals and each is clamor-
! lug for pations by showing tho number
i of patrons It has, etc.
I "Tho Growth In Law" was next present
ed in an ablo manner by D. J. Foster of
Burlington after which an interesting dis
cussion was taken part In by several.
I The evening piogrammo consisted ot a
paper on "The- Growth of the Humanii
Spirit In Industrial Life" by W. II. Tol
man of New York.
RAILRO.'ID I0MPLOYI0 MISSING.
Bellows Falls. Feb. 22. Owen Dovle. en
employe of the Rutland Railroad living at
North Walpolo has boon mlssln;; f.-ico
last Friday. Ho was .it woik Friday af
ternoon and stinted homo for supper end
slnco then has not be;n seen though the
town and vicinity has beeui thoroughly
, searched and It is now lea red that In go
, lug home he may have fallen through tho
'bridge that spai.s the Connect'cut. Dnjle
when last seen had on working clothes md
is known lo havo had little money witi.
him. He Is about e',S yea-s old, has lived In
North Walpolo for many years and so
far as known there Is no reason for liU
A WEEK IN CONGRESS.
Appropriation Bills ruise-d lOulogicri of
MHIHtor 3loe rill ill M-llllte Intel llenine.
The Aimy Reorganization bill was re
ported te the Senate Thursday, and Mr.
llawby gave notice that he would move
to pioeeed to Its consldiratloii at llu
earliest possible time. The Naval Per
sonnel bill was read, but no effect mtulo
to proceed with Its consideration. The
Military Ac.id-.-my appropriation lull
was passed. The Postoitlco Appropriation
bill was under consideration during the
gieater part of the afternoon, but whs
not ellspnsed of llnally. Consideration of
tho Suii'lry Chll hill was resumed In tho
House-, lu committee) of the whole. Mr,
Wheeler of Kentucky mado a point it
order against the paragraph appropriat
ing $2i,lo.(i') for payment for the Philip
pines on thu giound thai it was in viola
tion ot the point of order Invoked Weelie s
day against the Nicaragua Canal amend
nient. The Chair (Mr. Hopkins, of Illi
nois) sustained the point of order, and
upon in appeal tho decision was sustain
ed, 119 to M. After the Sundry Civil till
had boon coinplole.il, Mr. lle-pbum, in
Iowa, movid to recommit it with instruc
tion to report it hue!:, witli the Nicaragua
Canal bill incerorated in it. The Speaker
de-ciare-el the. motion out of order, wheie
upoii Mr. Hepburn appealed, and Mr.
Payne, of New York, moved to lay tho
appeal on the table. Upon the latter
motion tho o(o was taken and the te
snlt was f'7 yeas to Ii7 nays. As no quor
um was developed on tho vote, owing to
the lateness of the hour, they managed
to carry an adjournment.
The Senate Friday pass-ed a resolution
of sympathy with France in her grief for
the death of President Fail re. The Naval
Personnel bill was passed, The Sundry
Civil bill was passed by tho House, with
out the Nicaragua Canal amendment, the
Speaker's ruling against that rider being
sustained by a vote of " to lei. Tha Na
val Appropriation bill i.ns consldereel.
The Senate Saturday discussed the Peist
oftiie Appioprlatlnn bill. Tho Houso con
sidered the Naval Appropriation bill.
in the Senate Monday the Army bill
was taken up, by a voto of -It to 2ii, thus
displacing the uiilllllshoil business. Fur
ther consideration wiib given the Posto.'llce
Apptoprlatlon bill. A separate bill ap
propriating 20.iia,o(X for pay.uc-at to Spain
uniler the provisions of tho tlealy ot i'arls
was passed by the House under suspen
sion of the rules, by a vote of 21.0 to 31.
The negutivo vote win mtulo up of .",1
Democrats, 2 Populists anil I Silver Re
publican, Tho Senate bill to reimburse
the Governors of States for expense's paid
by the States in organizing volunteers tor
service in the war with "Spain, before
their muster Into tho service of tho United
States, alo was passed under suspenslan
ui me lines.
Ihc formal discussion of the Hull-Haw-
ley Army Reorglnlz.itlou bill wns begun
In the Senate Tuesday, the chief featuio
being Mr. Cockrell's declaration that those
who stooel with him were willing to glvo
the president all the money and oviry
man ho desired, hut they were determined
that no great stuuilhig army should bo
fastened upon the country without full,
and free discussluli. Tin- Postotllco Ap
luopiiatlou bill was passed, lu tho Houso
the Naval Appropriation bill was consld
, cred In Committee ot the. Whole, the last
jpago having been reached when the hour!
1 of adjournment ai liv-d. I
. ii euiifsiuiy session oi honaie aim iiouso
was devoted to twei special orilcrs, tho
milling of Washington's, farewell address
and tho pronouncing of eulogies ot the lato
Senator .Morrill. Aeldrcssis were mado in
the Senate by Senators Ross und Proctor
and in the Houso by Representative-;
(limit, Powers, Walker of Massachusetts
and Grow of Pennsylvania. j
KIPLING VERY ILL,
New Yoik, Feb. 22.-Riidy.ird Kipling In
seriously 111 lu this city at tho Hot i
Gronoblo. lie Is suffering from Itillam.
illation of tho lungs. Ills doctors how
ever hopo that the distinguished author
with his strong constitution will bo able
to pull through nil right. The folhiwini,
bulletlu was lssueil at 2 o'clock this after
noon by Ins physicians, Doctors Jmicwuy
"Mr. Klnllng I
..,.. i-,.,, , ... .. .
Mi. hipiing has an !nllamm.itlon of tlio
rluht luntr. This nroiliirou lh., I1UI1.I I ...
. . . .... . . -
tlois" present 110 compiica.)
ei . i-.,.. e.. ,., ,, ' ieji in mac uigni as sue was sinning wnsn
Di Janeway left Mr. Kipling at 10 he Itft her. 1
o'clock to-night. Dr. Dunham remained The Kuurdlstan, the third vessel that I
wit hlni during the night. At midnight raw tho distress of tho Bulgaria without
there was no change In Mr. Kipling's being ablo to be of assistance becaus of
conation tlp tempestuous spu-, arilvod Ir Hum-
, I -r 1PV',K' "'' morning Mr, Kin- burp on the mil Inst am. reported that
ling s condition wr.h s -li! t- be uiichatige.l the Bulgnrla had fouiieleiT.i S lond Olll
. ,n',s. Acn ,ll!7 clacst l'""Slitericor Stbiirgcs is misonuuly poslllv Unit
is in at tno samo hotel. Inono wero rescued from thu lll-tated vea-
Went Down With Bulgaria
of the Hamburg-American
FIERCE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE
Pour SurvlTorn I.nudeil at Baltimore and
Toll of Tlie-li- Kxpi-rlt-nni-pe-100 .Mml
dencel Hones Stmnpoele tlio Boat
lleravy Srni Swept tho
Baltimore, Mil., Feb. 22. Thu British
steamship Victoria, Capt. Wethcrall, ar.
rived to-day from Hull via Hampton
Roads with four of the crew of tho Hamburgh-American
liner Bulgatia before re
ported disabled. The lescuiel mariners
iiie-. Second Mate O. Scluuges, I'u.utor
niasters Carl Ludtke ami John Seiiulz anil
hen m an William Starke. They we-ro pick
ed up by the Victoria from an open boat
of tlio Bulgaria three and a hall hours nf-le-r
they hud been cast adrift in latitude
10 N., ,ong. 4.3 W. on Fob. ."th.
These with the 17 women and children
who wero picked up by the tank stenini'r
Woehawkon and landed Hi i'onta Del Ga
ela, Azore Islands, a we-k ago aro all that
aro known to be safe of the crew of ST nv-n
.mil 11 passengers which th- Bulgaria had
aboanl when she sailed from New York
for Bremen January 2s. dipt. Wethereil
said that he sighted tho Bulgaria in a elis
ablcel condition at 7 a. m. Feb. 5, Mags
flying and the lank Kteamer Weehawke-n
standing by and communicating with her.
There was a heavy sea on and his ves-el
uiifted away from tho disabled c-.ift but
in- steamed toward her and again located
lie saw the men aboard the crip
pled vessel attempt to lower a tioat anil
Just iis tour of them got into It It nroke
loose from the steamer and drifted away.
The four men made an effort to row iaek
to the Bulgaria but could not upproach
her owing to the high seas. The Vlttorla
was preparing to lower u boat to go to
the assistance of those on the Bulgaria
when the four nu n enmo alongside. After
considerable illlllculty they wero taken
During a lull tho second oflie-er of the
Bulgaria, accompanied by six of the crew
of the Vlttorla manned the boat Just va
cated anil started for thu .-Inking steam
er. They wero scarcely away fiom tin
side of the Vlttorla, however, before an
other galo began and tho brave lcllows
not being able to reach tho Bulg.irli
found lt impossible to return to the Vlt
torla until several hours had pasi-ed. Cap
tain Wetheiell would not abandon hope
of being of assistance to tho.-- on board
tno ill-linen vessel anil remained In -sigiit
of her until night fall when a pel fee t
hurricane arose and c.trrieil the- waiting
ship miles away, in the morning tlio Bul
garia was not to bo seen and the Vlttorla
proceeded on her Journey. The- stoiy of
tho experience of the Bulgaria and her
passengers and crew as told by Secanel
Ofllcor Soharges Is a thrilling one.
un February 1, at about S p. m." laid
lio "a hurricane ot so severe a nature
was encoimtcreil that It was found Inipos
slblo to make any heaelway and at 2 a. m.
the following elay wo wero foiced to heave
to. Tho flying bndm-f, both Die and aft
worn carried away and seamen and rns
sengers wero afraid to venture on clock
for fear of being swept Into the sea.
About 7 a. in. the spring In the ruelder.
which Is used to break the strain of
heavy seas, collapsed and soon afterward
the entire, steering geer wis waslieel
away. Tho steamer then it'll In the trough
and was left as a toy at tho mercy of
tho wind and waves,
' Sea after sea swept over us," contin
ued Schurges, "smashing In the doors of
tho cabin and eleckbousos. flooding the
main deck, washing lu the awning dock,
and creating havoc and disorder all over
the ship. To make matters worse ono
hundred horses that wero stabled on tho
tipper forwarel deck stampeded and in
their fright made a wild dash, trampling
each other to death. This statu of affairs
lasted until all but nbout 20 had been kill
ed or drowned In the wash of tho waves.
Then the butcher of the vessel with a
number of seamen went into the pen and
tried pto (pilot tho boasts that remained.
This falling, as did also tho attempt to
force the fronzied animals overboard their
throats wore cut. Beforo tho maddened
animals wero disiatchcd, however, tho
butcher hail both hU legs broken and one
of the se-nmen was badly Injured,
"Any lde-ii that our troubles wero over
was soon dispelled when It was found that
the vessel was leaking. All the hatch cov
erings had been blown off and before thoy
could bo replaced four of the seven holds
lllkil and all had considerable water In
them. The cargo next shitted, lifting the
steamer heaily to port. In addition to
the carcasses, of the dead horses washed
nport, .-Hiding to the heavy list.
"All this did not happen lu a day," .-an!
Mr. Soharges "for hours had elapsed slnco
the llrst misfortune. Then for 72 hours
passengers and crow worked like sluvos,
throwing cargo overboard to lighten ship,
but It waa of little mail. Inch l Inch,
root by foot the ship settled, and as alio
gunlc deeper tho waves w ashed with great
fr mrco ami troedoin over her. One wave
ranied away eight of the life boats from
tho low lying port side, and with the.-o
wont much of the hopo from the hearts
of the passengers and crew,
"At four o'clock on the morning of tho
fifth" ho continued, "tlm nnioi ,.iv...,
to can an hands on deck to prejvuie te
take te) the small boats. Tlio water had
lloode-d the engine room and four pumps
I'oulel not keep It down. It was then up
to tho grate bars but tho tlremeu still
managed to keep the fires burning. lOaeh
passenger and si-aman was given a llio.
preserver and the remaining boats were
gotten ready and provisioned. Shur"v
after eluyllght the throe steamers (The
Weehawken, Vlttorla nnd Kourdlstaii.)
one after another hove in sight,
The Wi'hawken was the llrst to bo of
fcivlce as she sent twe boats m wnich tho
twenty-live women and chlMien wcic
placed. Those wero landed safelv on tho
Woehawkon, but after that the siorm In-
creased In violence. Ono of our boats was
smashed nnd It became ulmo.et impossible
to lower another owing to the viel bo
Ina so far down on tho port side and
eeiToponilliigly high on tho starboird,
where the remaining boats were mado
fast. Another attimpt was made and one
was successfully gotten Into tho sea. I
Mid the throe men who wero saved with
mo jumped Into her to take the oars
when by some unfiirlunate accident we
weto cut loose, The men on the vessel
wero seen after that to try repcteelly to
lower nnother boat but without success." I
Tho second ofllcer stated that through.. ,
nut -,11 tl... ..a. ..!,.. P nHA j
"v ,, iiiu i wililiiil III V I w . mill eiir-l-ll"
gcrs was excellent. The women were es
ici;iiiiiy urave. tie 1111111
pecially brave. He thinks there Is llttlo
likelihood the Bulgaria weathered the
sel nftor ho left her and It is V ared that
lot persons wont down with her,
The- Bulgnrl i had no ncoominodat I nif
for first class passengcis anil all tho pas
sengcrs on hoard were In the steerage.
They were mostly Germans from different:
partM of tho Unlteel States. Sho was net
a regular liner and had been In th. si r
vico of tho Hamburg-American lino about
FOR DEWEY AND SCHLEY.
Concrejiiniiin Lmtz In troduce a IIIB fle
TlTlngtho Ri,k of Aelinliiel nnd Vice
Washington, Fob. 22. Mr. Lenta of Ohio
Introduced to-day a bill reviving the r k
of ddmliul and vice-admiral and nam r g
Re-ar Admiral Dewey and Rear Aeln ,ial
Schley as tlm persons to fill the resprrtlit
positions. Mr. Intz's Ml Is os 'ollrw :
"That to provide prompt and iieleqta''!
reward to tear Admiral George- Dowry i I
Rear Aelmlral Winflelil Seoti Sehb . t ,
grades anil ranks of admiral and v ' c-. i
mlral In the I'nile-il States navy In , t
tho same are hereby iovlve'1, with ' ,
same- duties, pay and prhileges appnrtee -ant
thereto Hint were given by tin law 'o
tho former appointees to said rank- tl ei
grades to exist, i esp.-ctlvely, onlv birli n
the life time of snld ofi'cers, hut fIioii' I
said George Dewoy die- or re: ire before)
raid Winlleld Scott Schley the said W, .
field Scott Sc hley shall be advan. 4 to
tho rank of admiral."
WARNING TO VIORMONT DAIR'MrX.
It having come to the knowledg, -f t .j
Vermont Dairymen's Association th.it n,
vatlous sections ot Vermont jurti- i
kniwti us "en-mil ry prornit l e ,
been contracting witli farmers -.i r e-xtn n
sivo cie.ttnery plants, In which th e i -tract
price agreed upon has b - a far in
excess of ' the requirements of th- i-i -ness,
that In some see-Uons surii p!. e.i
havo h'eti contracteil for where then i:l
not sulllcicnt milk produced to p.iv ,Vi
expciiM- of opeiatlng v e n-atii' r, . 1 n
hereby desire t" call the nttemt u or tie
f.irmeis of Vermont to the fail th r .1
other States the saiel "creamery pi
motors" havo operntel In a m.mnrr u
ilar to the plan introduced into th I - Si e j
that this work has resulted to tin- g' i
injury of the dairy Interests in 1 to .1
large financial loss to stockholders .d
We would, there-foto. caution ami w n
the dalomen of Vermont In n-l.iion j
the mutter, and cull attention to to ' I,
that wherever ,i creamery is n-'-e ' 5
hao plinty of r. si-onsible el,n.
houses In this and other Still's th.,' ei
entitled to cetillilence, where th q.,,
of supplier furnished ami prk-- 1 .er -ed
for tho same- entitles them to t,.,
lidence and patronnge of the d drynr a.
We earnestly aelvlse that contra f f
creamery plants do not be pliced with r.n.
F. L. DAVIS, Secret .ry.
' GOOD ROADS AND STATE AID.
J (Mr. Otto Dorner In the Forum )
Tho last two generations havo seen
wonderful giowth In transportation fac I
itles. Tho opening up ot new tcrriti 1 y
has continued to lend tempting opportu -Itles
to capital for railroad investment-.
The development of e-ommorie and trat' j
has been constantly encouraged ' leg -lation.
Large appropriations haw 1
mado for the building of can its. rlv
haveh-Hi niado navigable;ste,imboal H11 3
have been heavily subsidized; and unl t
millions have been showered on r.iir a- -j
by cities, counties, Stat-s, ami the natu .
through stock anel Pond suhsorlptioii-.
cash donations, and grants of tioun il- -1
tracts of public lands The results ha 1
been marvellous. Toelay the cost of shi -ping
a bushel of grain from Chi ago '
New York is only one-fifth of wb it r
was at the close of the Civil Wr ti
cost of shipping It ."roin N, w Y, -k ,
Liverpool Is only two-fifths -f w'ut C
The Improvement of country re 1 1 t'n
principal arteries of commerce and tra 1
has not kept pace with the dovelopmi C
of transportation fa'illtles bv rai' 1 t
water. The country road seems to ha 1
been a stepchild of legislature". Its e r.
striictlon and Improvement have bee 1
left almost entirely in tho hand' of the
farmer; and tho rural district Is n u
equal to the occasion. Roael-I i.lldirg re
quires method and system, a conslderb j
lnvotment of funds, Juflleiou- linarner
lng, careful economy, and, above .1 ,
scientific knowledge. The farmer t a
often falls to bring any of tlusc essr
Cals into the ro ul-bull ling efforts. 'Wor' -Ing
out the road tax" Is generally a fat .
Our average country highways aro Ptt'j
better today than they were at the cl j
of the Civil War.
Tho present losses from bad roads In
the United Stales are enormous. Inve -tfgatlons,
inaelei In l.Uu counties Ihr-i'.-i -out
the country by the United States Of.
flee of Rourd Inquiry, show that the si -age
load of crops drawn to market n th 1
United States weigh.- 2. 002 pounds pr.i--tlcully
.1 ton, varying from l.::S7 noun is
In some States to 2.W pounds in otu is
Collateral investigations of the ottb ,,
liirotigh I'nlti d States consul" abroad,
show the average load of en ps hauled in,
lOuropo to bo upward of t tons, 'n tha
consular district of Munich. Germ.il-,
the average load Is ,VS ton.-, and in that at
Hanover, it is pratlcally ti tons. n 1 a t
which a good team tli'iv can haul Jr uti
nil-day trip. Lot us assume h it load
of farm produce In this country are one
half, or ejiie-thlrd, of what they re t
lOuropo, anil some conception may ' a
formed of Hie enormous wan- of effort",
in hauling tliem. Tho Road lnq.ury cllb n
states the cost of hauling to be 2.' 1 1 11
per ton per mile In ;ho United Statoi;
while reports, from our consuls show t
to bo only S.O cents per ton p-r mile ui
Uurope, a tri llo .nore than one-th.rd ot
what it Is with us.
The. first estimates of our losses from,
bad roads were mado in the fall of 1S.H
by John M. Stahl, editor of the 'Farmer a
Call' and secretary of tho Farm rs' Na
tional Congress. Tlioy wero bise.) upi n
reports of tho Interstate Commerc 1 Con -mission
and of tlio Department of Apr -culture,
and upon tho bulletins of tho
Census olllee. Mr. Stahl says
"I wtt forced to the conclusion tint
the annual tost of wagon transpirtall 'it
of tho counti) was i.m,ui.i.iBi, and that if
till the road improvements wero made that
could bo profitably made, the annual sa.
irg would bo $.Vl-ei),(ieel. Those tlgur -I
were so largo, so astounding, that 1 Ik 1
ihom for months, to verify them bote ,i
making them public. They were stoutn'
disputed, but havo never bieii success
Gen, Roy Stone. Chief of tho Road In
quiry olllee, has vorilled Mr. Stahl'- esti
mate"!. The results were given to tho
proent writer In Wi: and they show ,1
that the total haulage or. public ro.nH
was 31S?Ili,227 tons, costing l'l,4tl,iWi.r,l,
Gen. Stone points out that this consti
tutes mule than omvthird of the tot il
value of farm products In tho Unite- I
States, statid at $2,l'VM7.i,lM by the cen
sus of ISID.
A WORLD'S RIOCORD LOWIORIOD.
San Francisco, Fob. 20. Tho world's re
cord for four miles was diminished by 3.-,
seconds at Oakland to-dny. Thu feat was
accomplished by h". Corrifjan's Ch. g., thu
Bachelor, ridden by Bullman, who covered
the four miles In 7-lii'-. The former re
crd of "-IM was made by Fellcuvcraft et
Saratoga In ISM, Lucretla Borgia went
four miles against tlmo in 7B on tlm
Oakland, California, track In May -37.
AMBASSADOR CHOATB SAILS
New York, Feb. 22. Joseph II Ohoate,
the new ambassador to tho Court ot St
James sailed to-day on the Amerlan llin r
St Paul Many persons wrrr ai fie Inlc
lo hid lilm farcwiu and 'hue a- inurli
tooting of whistles and waving uf lUgs,
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