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VOL. XXVI. NEW SERIES VOL. XLVIII.
BURLINGTON, VT., THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1902. NUMBER 36. Passenger Train on the J? .ington and Lamoille Divisi'qr -ver a Bank. SEVERAL PEOPLFl MURED One Child May Die from Its Injurles Hrst Train Over the Road Since tho Flood Death ot J. C. Houghton, President of tho National Life Insurance Company. Cum bi id bo, March 4. East bound pas senger train No. 1:1 over the Burlington fc Lamoille division of tho Central Ver mont railway was derailed this evening l-hortly after (i o'clock two and one-half miles west of the village. The threc-your-idil Grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ste vi ns of Johnson, named Lyle AVIlstm wad scilously and perhaps fatally Injured. A number of other passengers were eut anil hruiscd as was also Express Messenger Davis of Burlington. Mr. Davis was badiy tut about tho face. It was his first run uver tin. division. Mrs. 11. .S. Fuller of Cambridge Junction was severely injured ulsout the ankle and utlici-wiso bruised about tho body. Shu iwis coneyed to her homo where medical Ittendanco was piocured. Mrs. Lottie Page, who wnn also a pas leiiKer on tho wrecked train, was brought lo her home In till..-, village having been badly bruised about tlio body. She is In v critical condition from nervous excitc nn nt. Htniy rhamberlaln of Buillngton, the tilth st conductor on the Central Vermont s-vsttm, was In charge' of tho train mid Janus Campbell of Burlington was tho vtiginoer. Their train was thu first one uver the road since the flood of Saturday mid Sunday. The cmilnc did nut leave the rails but the tender was twisted partly off, tho combination baggage and express ear was thrown on Its side, and tho reg ular passenger car containing somo 25 per sons was thrown lfi feet down a naiiK, The accident occurred near the farm house of Charles Ilobart, where some of the bruised and injured passengers wcio talten. The services of time local physl-l Inns were at once enlisted and two ot them attended the injured at tho Ilobart house where the little Wilson child was) ta'.ien. The other passengers wero brought to Cambridge by team and quartered at the hotel. It is understood that the track! will lie cleared early to-morrow although, it Is reported here that a wreck train,' which has been at work on this division nil the week dealing up tho damaga wrought by the high water, is Itself derail til at rnilerhlll. Th cai.se of tho accident Is unknown! bit somt say it was caused by a broken1 rail The track is so torn up now that an accurate! estimate of the original cause Is n clillleiilt matter. Others say that tho train was 20 minutes late out of Underfill! and that it was running at a high into of i .peed. The track, which had been under-1 in' nou by tin- Heavy rains, same ijeueuiii the train s weight. DEATH OF J, C. HOUGHTON Was Travelling In Italy-Body Will bn Brought to Montpeller. M r.tpelicr, March 4. -Tho following c ,i' tcjii--in received at 10:51 a. in., by ti e nffi.c of the Nr.tlonal Life Insurance com- i iii. announcing tho sudden death ot .i.imVs C. Houghton, president ot the com pany, at Naples, Italy, was a great shock t Ids family and i datives, as wen the whole community. "Nupoli, March l, ISO-, r National Lit-, Montpeller, Yt. li evident Houghton died suddenly to day. Mr-!. Houghton and body will sail Commonwealth March 0th. Notlfv Gra.-e. PHELPS.' It Is understood that for some time Mr. Houghton ha. been more or loss nulls posed, llo decided early this vear to take (i acatlon and projfeted the Meeliterra r.eau trill in company with .Mrs. Hougn ton, Mr. and Mrs. James T. Iiiclpj and Mi Howard V. Edwards ol Boston. He Mi'rd f r un UoM.cn on tho S. S. Common wealth Kebruarj I-th. A cablegram was received announcing their safe arrival at Giu'-.iltar and later at Naples on February Klh, the wlicle party beinr leporto.l well. Ti u iioiiie line nt of Mr. Houghton's lrah came, therefore, as a tornpleto and time kiin; surmise. Janus Clay Houghton was tho son of the R'V. James C. and Julia (Morten) Houghton, and was born in Petersham, Worcester county, Massachusetts, Si p timber 2, IStl. In 18" his father's family moved to ermont and took up their resl- di nee at Chelsea. His early education was obtained from the common schools of that town. In lk(HJ he was graduated from Am herst College, having previously attended the academy at Lasi Windsor Hill, Conn For two years after his graduation ho studied law. llo then became the cashier of the Orange C unity National bank at Chelsea, In 1671 ho mowd to Montpelier to accept tho same position In the I'list National bank, which position he held un til 1 ", In 1ST1 he was elected a director of the Natlcnal l.ifo Insurance Co. In 1V3 Its treasurer, in H'T Its vice-president and ,T nuary 15, 1W1, on the resignation of tho Hon. Charles Dewey, was elected presi dent, which position ho held ut tho time ot Ills decease). No man in this ermmunlty was more thoroughly ruspootpel and looked up to for Ms business abilities, Ids honesty. Ills lib fruity, and public spirltedness. He has nl-vavs- taken a deep Inteiest In local and State affairs. He was deputy county clerk of Orange county, two years, treasurer of Montpeller for many years, and was nlso n. member of tho school board for many ycais. At the time of his eleooaso ho held the following oltlccs in tills city: President of tho National Llfo Insurance company, president of tho AVood Art gal h ry, and director of the Hist National bank. Ho was recently elected governor of tho Vermont branch of tho Society of Colonial Wars, nnd llrst vice-president of tile Historical Society of Vermont. He was also a member of Mt, Zlon Command ry Knight Templars, and tho Apollo eluli. In ISM ho was married to Miss Oraen H. lilaekwell of Philadelphia, Pa,, who with a Hon, Edwaid Hlttenliouso Houghton, and a daughter, draco Morton Houghton, sur Mvr lilni. lie Is also survived by ono In other, Joseph S. Houghton of .Stamford, Conn., and a sister, Miss Julia M, Hough ton of this city. Arrangements for the funeral will be made on arrival ot the remains by tho ftoamer Commonwealth, which Is sched tiled to arrive In Boston March 17, 3CFJ GOHOU AT MIDDLEHUIiY. Mlddlcbury, Match 4. Tho Hood which nas prevailed find been reported from d f ferent places for tho last three days did no damage here until Tuetdav night, when an Ice gorge formed below the Alll.igo be tween the stone bridge and -the pap, r mill bridge, The water Is higher then at any time Ini i ISO:' The "aw mill l floo led mil 'In u mints are mo lug 'flu lie tii light plant is Hooded una Iho lown U In ourKnesH, TURKEYJIUST PAY. United States Wants to Bo Koltnbursed for $52,000 Paid the DrlRnndB. Constantinople, Feb. 2.-U is understood tho I'nltcd Stales will shortly take steps to obtain reimbursement for the sum of $72,1100 paid tho brigands as a ransom for Miss Ellen M. Stone and Mme. Tsllktl, holding Turkey responsible Inasmuch us the capture of tho missionaries was effect ed on Turkish soli. '1 his question of re sponsibility may lead to serious develop nieiitu, since Turkey disclaims any respon sibility una lays tho blame on Bulgaria. Miss Stone's evidence Is not likely to prove of much value In llxlng the re sponsibility for an Indemnity from Tur Kcy or llulgurlu slnco she is not nwaro whether she crossed tho boundary owing to being blindfolded and the night murc lng tactics of tho brigands, Soldiers are now pursuing the band but thu brlff.uics have a Ions start. Miss Stone in company with M. Gar gullo, the dragoman of the American em bassy at Constantinople left here to-duy lor Constantinople. She Intends to lemaln several weeks in Turkey and will then proceed to the United Slates to visit her mother. During the captivity of Miss Stone nnd Mild. line Tsllka the ladles suffered greatly until Madam Tsllka's baby was born. Dur ing the entlie time they were with the brigands the captives were In constant dread of the energetic military puisult which kept them always on the move. During tli- month of Novembsr tho weather was very revere. After the failure of the negotiations at Sofia the ladies wero taken to huts leep In the .mow civ an almost Inaccessible mountain. Their exper'i mes were unique. They had no communications with tho outside world except on matters relating to their ransom. They were only oceaslon nll vouchsafed seme item of Information, Mich, for instance, as the death of liosl dent McKlu'e. I'pon their arrival at Snlonba the former caitlves were much touched at the manl fi stations of sympathy leeched from all parts of the v.ci'd. The baby w.v; hern pflcr Mndanie Tsllka had been ildlr.g horse back for ten hours. The mother smotliiied the child's cries for fear the brigands would take it away and kill it. Miss Stone says that shf duly received all the letters Mr. House sent her during her captivity I'pou one occasion sho sprained her Unco by falling tlnougli a trap door In a dark room. She was Madame Tsllka's only attendant at the birth of the latter's baby. Miss Stone says that tho brigands al ways treated them well. They built a hut for the prisoners on tho mountain pro vided horses for them and in many ways sought to mako their surroundings com fortable. The brigands especially asked the lad cs to convey their congratulations to II. Gur- gtulo, -Mr. I'cet and others lor tnc in genuity displayed In the payment of tho prize money. Three days after Hie birth of the baby, all were again on the move. Madame Tsil'ia's training as a hospital nurs" and her cxtiaorelinary nerve alone saved her own life and that of her child, there be ing none of the comforts and at tendance usual at such times. Only a lough shelter and screen protected the mother and tho new born baby from tho cold. During the early part of their captivity the brigands cooked food for the prison ers. Later, however, they tired of this task, and the ladles had to prepare th ir own incals. Th'-y were supplied with eggs md with whatever else was procurable in the way of food. During their wanderings the captives were always strictly guarded and wero never allowed to go out and exercise dur um; the day. This was only permitted at night time. TOUR OF THE J'RINCE. Spent Six Days in Milwaukee Enjoying Unique Entertuintnent, Milwaukee, March 1. Milwaukee was host to Prince Henry of Piuss,a lor si., hours thin evening and gave liim a recep tion that was highly enthusiastic and an enteitiiimneiit that was unique, ills spe cial train came ut four o'cloeiC ami at ten o'clock was away again on tlio long run to Niagara Falls and New England. Inter vening lime was all given over to the ie- e option and entertaluineui oi me iujiu visitor. It began with a dihe Ih.ough business and residential distilets in . view before a crowd that numbered Jh. Jin. Then there was a public reception at which tiov. Hoberl I.n Follette and Mayor David S. Kosc voiced tho olllcial wel comes, and the united singing sod ty raised their voices in mighty eho.u.s. There was also a splendid illumlmuiou and a thrilling night run of the Ml. waukee fire department. Dater there was a banquet at which the prince met the leading citizens of the city anil State. The' thousands of German residents in Milwaukee Joined heartily In tho welcome of the young prince to whoso house they once owed allegiance, anil veterans of tho Herman wars gathered from throughout the State to assist In the icceptlon. The special train beaia't. the Piinco and his party ran ui from Chleirfo ever the load and there was an epormcu'S crowd at the depot awaltlrg its ccming. There was a cheer whfn tho Prlnco np piii'cd .'lid i louder than Iho t'ust when lie readied his ceiih.pt. Mayor Koso and Aibrdral Evius entered his curri."ge aqel Hanked by police and gutrded by trooper t ot the First Wis oin-ln Ctvalry, the uiiva through the city begun. Ambassador Von Holleben and Assistant Srcictaiy or .Stale llitl rod.; in tin second ciurlngo with Capt. 1'lederlck Pabst, chairman ot the recepti ji committee. Just outslelo cf the depot yy) veterans ot the tiennon wurs were drawn up. lilnco Henry was given tho honor to ride in th" llrst carilage to roll across tho new Grand Avnuo-Vviseoiisln Sticet bridges, As this point was reached, 1 lat tery A, stationed on Iho lako front, fired a salute ot -I guns. Tho reception ot the prince as he drove through tlio streets was widly enthusiastic .end the-re- was an ovation when he tnli-rcd the exposition building for the public if. ception. As he appeared on the stage os eorte el by his stall' and the reception coiil mltleee, the chorus ot dim voices sang "Dim DeutMii I. led." There weiu 10,000 persuns packed 111 the exposition building ami It was long before they wero sullldtntly stilled for Chairman John Johnson to bliellv Introduce Mayor Kose. Tho mayor gave way to former Con gressman P. V. Deiister, who spoke In I in half of the German residents and In their tongue. Governor I.aFollette then welcom'-d the prince to Milwaukee In behalf of tho State nnd expressed regret at tho short ness of his visit. The great chorus sang again and as the prince arose to leave tlio hall, the crowd broke Into cheers. He touched his cup In saluto and smiled as ho turned to leave tho stage-. Tho line run followed tlio pub lic reception. The prlnco was then driven through Illuminated street to the Hotel Pllster, where the banquet was saved. VEKMONT PENSIONERS. AVishlngton, March 5. Vermont p?n. slims: Original, war with Spain, Henry S, Miller, AV'estmlnster, $8; re-Issue and widow, Susan Stoddard, Plttslleld, IIU. AV1NDSOK PASTOK DECLINES A CALL Tlio Itet E, C Ordwsy, pastor of tho Windsor I id' irlnn ihirch, lias declined tlio can extended to him by the First I'nllarlaii ciiutcli of Troy, N, V last vccr. VOTES $2510. City of Rutland Will Bond to Aid the Rutland Railroad in Locat ing Its Shops. ELECTS DEMOCRATIC MAYOR D. W. Temple Defeats J. B. Holllster by 10 Majorlty-St. Albans Electa Dem ocratic Mayor C. W. Molchor Elected In Barre-J. M, Bout well Mayor of Montpeller. Holland, March 4. The municipal elec tion hold In this city to-day, when David . Temple, the di r.i('cn.llc nomineo tor mayor, defeated J. Burton Hollistrr, re publican, the present Incumbent by ten votes, wis the most exciting In this city In ucent yeais. The mayoralty contest was the closest ever held hero ami a largo amount of Intel est was manifested in the trer.fiurershlp, and four aldermanic con tests. Tlio total vote of 2:,V was one of tho laigcst evor cast In city election and In wards wherj there wero contests the bal lot was in several Instances the largest ever polled. The democratic candidate fcr treasurer won by large margin and all the proposi tions, including that of bending tho city lor J23,lXi in return for the Iccation here of the genoral offices mid lepalr shops ot the Kutland Heilrcad sjslem were catried by big majorities. 'I he railtuacl i-hops proposition was al most universally favored there being only i;.' against It out nf the SWi votes cast. Of the former number S3 were polled In ouu ward. The proposition Is as follows: "To see it the city will vote to give, au thority to tho city council to Issue bonds and pledge the credit of the city to the amount of .$i",'Kjo, the proceeds to be used to pay to thu Kutland Kallroad company the sum of Jil.in), conditionally on the lo cution of its general otllces and repair shop-s at the city of Kutland." The mayoralty and treasurshlp contests settled to-day have been the chief issues of the election there being no question about the bond question being adopu d. The friends of the republican and demo cratic candidate for each olllce had made n thorough canvass and eaeli party claim ed a victory until the last ward was heard from when it was Miown that Temple had JIVi votes and Holllster 1173. The vote for city treasurer was not so close, the present incumbent, AV. I.. Davis, Dem., defeating C. C. Kinsman, Kep., by a vote of Il!S3 to &.!-'. In the ward tights three present in Liunb'iits and one ex-alderman wero re turned to the board. Thoic was a small demonstration on the streets this evening started by small boys with llsh horns. 'I he city band joined them nnd a crowd of sev eral hundred marched to the home ot Mr. Temple, where thero were some llreworks and a short speech by the; mayor-elect. There were also small demonstrations at the homes ot tome ot the successful alder men. W. E. POWERS h ST. ALBANS OthnrClty Officers Lartjoly Republican A Democratic (-.lty Loiistiulj. St. Albans March I. The city of St. Albans to-day elected William E. I'ovv rs, democrat, for mayor, tour republic, u members of the boaid of aldermen, .e publican city dork and treasurer, tho three republican listers as well as rcpiiu lican auelitors and cit grand Juiois,. 1 lie principal Interest was eenteied in the con test tor city constable and tax colle, ,oi, which was won by J. Law. em o Lull g, the' democratic cinelldatis who bad -iS majority. The city voteel to extend the jurisdiction of the Statu to thu to, is, abb-. 'J he new city ollieers lollow, with too aldermen. Mayor, William E. Powers; clerk, B. Alelville Hopkins; treasuier, li. M Ivi,, llopMina, constable, J. Lawrence Dilliug; listers, Joiry li. Cuminlngs, Da.aei S. D.enforth, Austin V. Fuller; city grand jurors', Silas W. Fllnn, Eug. ne .M. Ul,ve, Geo. M. llogan; overseer of poor, Jul, lis Harretle; auditors, Edward P. Stevens, Henry V. Hatch, Win. T. Merritt. Apienncn-i ard one, Kidi.ud liinn, io piililiean; ward two, John M. Woods, re publican; ward three, Luke T. i l.tncy, ilemociat, ward four, Henry Bryant, re publican; vvarel five. Isaac T. Be email, re publican; ward six, .1, G. Buike, democrat. School commissioner Warel one, eleorge M. llogan; ward two Frank E. Gokoy; vitrei tlirec, Joseph L. Perron: ward four, Fred W. Hyde; ward live, liohert 11. Ford, waul six, II. F. Woods. County grand Jurors, Henry W. llnteh, Henry Coleman, Horace Meivenzle, Henry G. Morton, Henry M, Stevens, J. H. C'Jtn mlugs. County petit jurors, AVm. N. Adams, Jo soph Sliilvoek, Frank Cunie, M. C. Finn, Charles C'hasnon, 2d, Louis Menaid, John C. Hubbell, llirnard Butler, O, N. Ptase, Win, II, Andeison, John S. lingers, Kalph Brooks. V. A KM TIME IN ST. ALBANS TOWN. 'Ihe town meeting o'f Ft. Albans town vtns a liv-lv iff air tc-day and resulted In the election ol Jedin T. Button, Merlon L. Brooks and William Buttress as selecl r.;cn. During thu meeting tho affairs ol the liquor agency wero dlscusFtd anil tho fact brought out that there was 5 barrels anil 173 case's of whiskey at tho irelglit station In St Albans tenslgnc-d to Hie town agency, which Si'etlman Beal i said was bought by County Cc mmlhslcner C. c. Gilmore of Swati'.nn. who at the same lime had nurchascel i hill ef liquor lor l-'ivanton, Mr, Beals admitted that ne had agiii'd to tlio putehate of the liquor, but In uiiMvor to how much rake off ho got for i, Is share, lefnsed te talk. The dlu cussion of this r.nd oi.lur matters was very sensational. MONTPELIER'S OFFICERS Only One Real Contost-Clty VoteB Nino Hour Day City Employes. Montpeller, March 4. James M. lloutwell was to-elay elected mayor, m chilli C4J votes with a scatteilng ol only 7; the en llru citizens ticket was elected, i'bee only contest was in ward ti whnre Walter F. Walerman, the citizens' icgular nominee defeated John Doucctt, thu "working man's candidate by n voto of :kj to 61. These are thei ollleers elected: Mayor, James M. Boulwell; city clerk and treas urer, I'. K. Merrill; city hherirf, Charles DcF, Bancroft; first constable, Frank R. Dawley; second constable, Thomas J, Kee gun; lister for three years, Frank It. Daw. Icy; lister for two years, AValter C, Lau phler: auditor-. M. E. Smllle, A. AV. Fer l in, L. II, Blxby; cly grand Juror, F. A. llalloy; commissioner of Green Mount com etcry, A. J. Sibley, park commissioner, H. J, M. Jones; school commissioners ward 1, A, J. Sibley; ward 2, H. J. M. JoneB; ward '!, P. L. Tenipletnn; alderman, ward I, James S. Haley; vvarel ., John J, Bunion; waul 6, W F Waterman Tho city iiweliiig voteel to raise a tax of $130, and appropriated $2,00) to llcaton hospital, Tho settlement of tho Pierre, H. D., bends mui tlm liuiiit agalns; mont Investment company ot Orwell, for -',iW and $100 respectively, was referred back to thu city council with directions to sue, settle or sell tho claims ns their best Judgment tllctntes. Tho granite plants ot Joseph Coml, Lynch Broa, 1', T. Ktino company, Hubert M. Eraser, Dillon & Ha ley, Columbian Granite company and Glynn & Hill wero exempted trom taxa t'on for n period of live years, thu usual statute provision prevailing. A nine hour a day recommendation to tho city council for nil city employes was adopted by a unanimous vote. The men will receive tho same per diem pay. Tlio ballot boxes wero open from 9 to 2 o'clock and at 3 o'clock the announcement was mnelc of tho results ot the balloting. Before Mayor lloutwell took up any of the articles In tho warning William A. Lord Introduced a resolution on tlio death ot James C. Houghton which was unanimous ly adopted, EL10OTION IN BABKE CITY. llurrc, March 4. Charles AV. Member was to-day elected mayrr of tlio city of llatre by a sweeping r iijorlty over tbu so cialist candidate, John Anderson. Out cf u total of ira votes on the cheek list, C AV, Meleher, tho titlii ns' candidate, re ceived TOO votes and John Anderson lii: v.lth conaidrialile s:'attcrlng votu3 and ue Icctlvo ballots In the alelormnnlc election, .It S. Currier was elected to represent ward two without epi ositlon; J. J. McKenzIe defeated Wil liam Scott aril M. B. Nichols In ward four, I ml Capt. H. A. Duffy defeat-el H-nrv Krcnler In ward six. In ward one Alex Gordon was elected school comtnlssiiiii-r end In ward tl ree G. P. Pope was elected. City Clerk nnd Trcast.rer 15. H. AVolls was re-elected, havh g leiveel Iho city in the double office since Hie city was incur pe rated, practically without oppo.-hloii Nat AA'nilter was elected assessor for two jeurs onw James A . Hell fni auditor. r he election was vcr quiet Willi no dis turbances whatever. LONG CONTEST IN TOAVN DI BAUtti:. Barre, March 4.- The election in the town of Barre w:ii one cf the desert over held. East Barre, where the election wis held, was filled with people. The only contest was In tlio election of town dirk to suc ceed D. A. Crmp. There were three can e'idates, Including the . resent incumbent Four ballots were r.eciisnry to make a'l election, W. II. Martin of Giaidlevillvj hi Ing inally chose n. Before' the rourtli b.i' hit D. A Camp wUhdiiw rpd AV. II. Mil. s received 231 voters to Ul f r A. C. P.ceJ. TOWN OFFICERS OF ESSEX Town Clerk's Office to Be Moved to tho Junction. (Special to the Free Press.) enthusiastic town meeting was he'd to day, although th only strife was in th election of town clerk ami road coniuii sioner. The whole number of votes cast lor town clerk wcio ;:.7t, of which Allen Martin received 211; W. F. Chapin ll, jcatteriiiK - The whole number of vote cast for road commissioner on second l al lot were 2V; William O'Brien 132; L. J. Blxby 120; H. S. Sinclair 7. The ofiicis elected are as follows Moderator, Guy AV. Bailey, re-elected-town clerk, Allen Martin; selectmen, II 11 .Day, T. F. Bates, E. M. Whltcoinb: treasurer. F. AV. Hall; overseer of loon and poor faun director, George licocher, first constable, J. II. Allen: second con stable, S. A. Thompson; listers, E. D. Baker, Geoige Beecher, C. It. Davis; au ditors, T. W. Sibley. W. F. Chapin. George Beecher: town grantl jurors, S. D. Tnch out, E. K. Pray; road commissioner. AVIII iam O'Brien; town agent, Alhn Maitn. school commissioners, C. A. Nichols, iroil; II. AV. Ayers, I'M I; 11. S. Tuttle, 1:)j3. The library trustees are Ihe same with Mrs. C. II. Weed re-elected for live years. The town voted to raise 10 per cent, on the grand list. Twi nty-live dollars was voted to K. S. Sherman Post G. A. K., for Memorial day servh c, and $fo to Oi boanl of library trustee's. The liim of II C. Baxter , Bros., was exempted 1 ruin taxation lor ten years. The vote lo ials an adilltli'ii.tl highway tax of 3 per cc i . on the' grand list was tabled. Thl-- i the first time the olllee of town dent has been located at Ihe Jutii't on. OFFICERS FOB COLCHESTER. j Tuesday was one of the quietest elec tion elays in the history ol the towa. Shortly after 1' o'clock win n the moderator called tile meeting !o order, there wcio S'carci'ly two dozen voters In the bail, and the usual oreler of buslnc" war traiisattel without delay. A tax of .71 cents on the dollar was voteel. The Ai.stialian ballot was nilopteel to be us-d at all annual town meetings. The officers elected tire rn follows: Modcratrr, .1. AV. Lavalgne; town d. rk E. II. Hort'in; selectmen, Joseph Cauriio i. Flank Cm pouter, Frank E. Blgwooel, treasurer, A. A. Graves overseer of Hie poor, F. Edward Alk.rl; cou.st.iblo anil collector ot taxes;, E. II. lien ten: listers, John II. Lyon, Hen ry Melnlyre. Henry Duirat, auditor-, C. II. Shipinan, C, W. AVr.iJit. Louis .Abm goon; to, vn grand lumr. Ilemy Conliii: road commissioner. Frank Hakely; town agent, !f. N. Deavitt; sdicol dlrejtor fcr I hi ce years, Eon aid WliUe; for 2 yi'ius, A'ernou Ncwtor. A ver small vote was cast less than 300 voters going to the polls, to bo exact, IDS, ELECTION IN MILTON. Milton, March (.Town mieting passed without any great exclti'ineiit ami Hie ful OWllig ufllcers were elected: Moderator, C, S. Ashlej ; town clerk and tieasiirer, E. T. llolhrook; selectmen, II, C. McNall, I. It, Bean and li. .1. Robinson; auditors, K. li. Mcurs, A. Washburn and 1'. E. 111. ike, con stable and collector, c. Mayville; listers and assessors, T. S. Berry, A. Washburn mid J. Blair; road commissioners, N. H. Phelps; town agent, II. E. Powell; seho-d director, C. E, Osgood, overseer eif the' Jioor, P. M. Mansfield; town grand Jiirni", C. P. Sanderson, John Mc.Mulieu, E. D. Town; appropilati'd $23 for library anil $.'3 lor mi'moiial day; voted to raise a tax of uO cents. II RATTLE BORO PREPARING FOR A BRIDGE. Brattleboro, March 4. Interest In town meeting centered In the contest for ro.ul commissioner. P. S. Eames, a former t om missioner, won on the third ballot. D. T. Perry, tho present commissioner led on thu first two ballots, hut the strength of all opposition was then thrown to Eaines, The old board of ollleers was re-elected includ ing William II A'inton, F, F. Gleason nnd K. H, Putnam selectmen; tax SO cents; $MJ appropriated for Hie library; $130 for euro ol the common; loo for Memorial day. A commit loo was appointed to texirt on plans anil estimate for a brielgo across the Connecticut river prt juratory to calling a special town meeting. NORTON RE-ELECTED MAYOR Other Officers Chusjun nt Vertfennes Mnnufuctuilnsr Concorn Exoniptod, A'ergennes, March l.-Tlio nnuiiul meet ing for tlio I'b'ctlon of tity officers for tho coinlntj year was held In city hall to day. E. G. Norton was unanimously re-elected mayor. C. E. Stebblns, W. A, Dalrym pie, Dr. V. C. Phelps, J, w. Kynn, AV. II. Bristol mid R, AV. McCuen wero elected aldermen; V. W, Tuttle, city cleik; Stc phen Bates, city sheillT; T. C. Middle, brook, first constable; G, AV. Myatt, sec ond constuble; G, J O. Kimball, F. M. Mottlton and S, D. Miner, listers, C E. Pinker, S. D, Minor nnd Dr. A. E. twood, auditors, G, I. O. Kimball, H. H. Booth and C. E, M. Calsse, city grand juiors, C E, Parker, Hupirliitenilt nt ot schools; Rev, R, R. Davies, C E, I'arker and W, G. I Ixby, city library committee I' M, Moid ton C F Fisher R, Prl-tol, I II. Donnelly, It. IV, Me Cuen, anil S, D, Minor, G. AA'hltford, county grand Jurors. It was voted that tho listers receive ?31 each for their services: that the niidltors be pnld 10 Jeadi nnd Hie ulelcrmiin, who fchnll keep tho books, $23. A tax of TO cents on tho grand list was voted nnd Seplemb-r 1 was designated ns the lact day on which It shall bo paid It was vot?d to npproprluto $30 for the observance of Memorial day and $230 for the Land. Thu Vergetincs Manufacturing company v.-ns exempted from taxation for a period of (.even years frcm tho date of their start in: In business. HOT ELECTION IN BRADFORD A Contost over Board of Selectmen Liquor Profl -a Fell Off. Bradford, March I. To-day's' town moot ing brought out tho largest number ot vo ters for many years. Tho'chlef interest contend In tho contests for selectmen, the olel board having received much criticism for tho conduct of affairs t-speclully re garding tho liquor agency. All of the board of last year vvcru candidates for re election. Tile vote for first selectman was the closest of tho day, Frank O. Kennedy hav ing l:U of tho ail votes east to 128 for Ar thur W. lleterj, chairman of the olel board. The other two selectmen elected are Burton S. lloekor and Georgo A'. Bald win. The sales of the llqurr agency tho past year have been about $3,:i0o an amount nearly the same as for tlio previous year while the net profits show a falling off of about $::ni). It wns for this that the offi cers received most of their criticism. QUICK WORK AT MIDDLEBURY Au Hour and a Quarter to Elect Officers and Abnto Collogo Taxes. Mlddlcbury, March 1. Tho annual town meeting passeel off quietly and was the shortest within the memory of the oleUst Inhabitant, but one and one-fourth horns being occupied, The-rc were but two con tests, tlio remainder of tho officers btlng elected by acclamation. The matter of the action taken last year regarding the taxing of college properly not on the campus was hi ought up by AV. II. Bliss, who explalni'il that whllu thJ listers had made au Inventory ot sum premises, the college authorities ref usi d payment on the grounds that under their charter tliey w ere exempt. That win rants for the collection were in the hands of the collector, but that such attempts to collect would bring tho town III an endless litigation. Mr. Bliss stated that he had examined the charter and that it would be Impossible to enforce collection. He suggested that the only relief In such a case was by an appeal to tlm legi.-latu. , which alone had powur to ameiiJ the charter. He made tlu following motion, which was carried: "Resolved, That the board of civil au thority be directed to abate those taxes assessed last year on college property out slele the campus." A tax of fio cents on the grand list was voted and $73 was appropriated for the observance of Memorial day. Tho ollleers elected are as follows: Clerk, J. M. Burke; moderator, F. A. Lend; se lootmcn, Darwin Rider, C. J. Matthews, Willis N. Caeiy; overseer of poor. AV. M. Jaeiion . listers, A. 1C. Curr, ti. D. Miner. George' Elelicdge; auditors, G. 1. Marshall, Dr. W. II. Sheldon, A. K. Carr; treasurer, and trustee of public money, C. E. Pluiiey; ''ad commissioner for one year, AV. F. Hammond, town graiul jurors, W. H. Shel don, E. . Burke, T. F. Burns; ag nt, V . II. Bliss; first constable, C. .J. Seeley, Si ronel con-dablo, E. M. Day; grand Juror for county court, AV. R. Remele, Allan Ci lhoun, II. W. Hammond; petit jurois, Clmrlts Only, E. K. Clay, F. W. Baton. !:. H. Thomas; school commissioner, E. M Day. 1. LECTION DAY AT BENNINGTON. Lelinlngton, March 1. The annual town ui' cling to-day called out less than hall th" voters. The p uilamcnlary part of the meeting was ot short duration. A tax ot Te ei'iits was voteel lor geni'ial expense. One bundled dollars was voted leir M mo il. ti d.i ; $eJ to the three public liluaias 111 town; H. e peisonal pioperty In the t.'uliipbeil mill was exeinaed flom taxa llnn for five yeaiie, listers to lie paid $. pi r day; auditors $3; oilier town olliceis -. Hie town cleik is lo receive J'.Kjn with n.i lees, i lie selectmen wcie authorized .o lit gill work as soop as pot-slble to make' the Roaring branch safe' and to expend v hat sums liiey saw tit In the' woik. The stiectmi'U wen- authorized to fiinel the $;o, ii di lit ineiured by thu Iiesh"t of October IN. isjs, by issuing notes, signed by them anil ceninti'i-slgneel by Hie town treasuier at the lowest rates of Inteiest possible. Taxes arc to be collected by the treasurer, iiii- ii'sull of the ballot for town ollleers showed a laige number ot spill tickets. The total vote was !10. Ihe entire lepul lie an ticket was elected by line majorities except for road commissioner, tlio eiemo- .itic candidate receiving a majority of Jlo. The democrats also elected two grand Jurors. AVALTHAM. Moderator. II. W. Day; town clerk and treasurer, AV. 1). Goodman; selectmen. C. W. Spragui', F. C. Ward and C. J. Snocd. n; constable and collector, with jurisdiction of tho State, Solon Burroughs; audltois, II. ''. E. Bristol, Bert Frlsbie and A. G. W'llRht; listers. W, W. Hristlo, O. A Hunt mid Georgo Bostwick, sr.; school commlsslont is, D. II. Parker, G, A. Hunt and F. U. Allen: trustee ot public moiuy, II. AS', Day; town grand jurors, W, S. Wilght and Bert Menill; road comiuls sleners, A . II. T.vft and county jur r. W. S. Wright and It. S. Goodale. Tax voteel loo cents on the elolll.tr. A'ote'd to deduct 1 per cent, if paid before S.'ptem bei 1. RICIIFORD. Moderator, It. E. Rustedt; town clerk, J. 11. Cm punter; selectmen, L. M. Mills, AV, L. liurkee, M, Hogabooin; town treasurer, M. W, Rounds; overseer ot poor, L. H. Smith; constable, J. II. Gross, 2d, P, H. Phaueuf; collector of taxes, J, II. Gross; llstirs, J. G. Powell, Leon Gibson, W. E. Pattee; trusteo l S. deposit fund, J. G. Powell; town grand Jurors, D. W. Car pi tiler, G. F. Ladd, D. P. Dow; county grm, d jurors, Albert I, Fairar, II. II. Thomas, It. H. Comings and II. A. Puller; auditors. L. C. Leavens, ll. c. comings, 11. II. liiomas; town agent, J, G. Powell; le.ael commissioner, A. S. Chnse; school ill rector, J. II. Hamilton; tax voted 103 cents en tho dollar. HARTFORD. Moderator, Alfred E. AVatsr.n; cle-k, Samuel E. Plngreo; selectmen, llenr R. Miller, Scott Tlnkhain. Frank I. Palmer; treasurer, Gtorgo II, AVf.lscn; overseer ot tho poor, Rom.dnti A, Spafford; llrst con stable, Henry II. Peck; listers, Henry 11. Ilimchctt, Chiirlns J. I'diill, George II. Fuller; auditors, Alfred E. Watson, Win. S. Dowey, Charles M. Cone; road commis sioner, Trumbull L Hunt: nfent, Samuel E. liiigi'e'e; school tllicttcr. Henry E. Tinker; triuteo public monoy, George II. Watson; town grand Jurors, Charles M. Cone, Reuben C. Muusell, Joslah P. Cobb, John B. Slsco, David A. Plncrce. Tns 130 cents on a dollar. BRIRTOL Moderator, E. C. Marsh; cleik, AV. AV. AVIIeOn: selectmen, E, C. Dike, M, r. A'urnov. AV. E. Hanks: treasurer. AV. C. ftlnshanv, overseer of the poor, F. N. Hill; con.tnblo, it. s, smith; listers, Andrew Dillon, G. AV. Small. I, E. Stewart; an lltors, E. A. Hnsseltlne, E. C. Norton, E. B, Palmer: trustee. I'. S, fund, AV, AV. AVIlson. town agent, AV. AV. Bider. lown grand Jurors, J, It, Orvls, W It. Cramp ton, C P. Bush; school director for threo years, Dr. G, F Edmonds, road commit RANDOLPH. Moderator. J. D, Dcnnlson! lown clerk, Edgar A. Hatch; selectmen, M, l. Church, A. O. Osgood and E. A. Sliiittuck; llsteis, .1. 1'. Cleveland, S. R. AVuldo and J. U Adams; auditors, C. R. Granger, J. AV Fargo and A, A. Priest; treasurer, Will iam 11, DuBols; collector, C, R. Granger; overseer of poor. A, II, Beedlo; trnstoo of public money, I). T. Lombard; first con stable, John nits well; second constable, Martin Howell; town grand jurors, Ge org--Hyzer, James Hutchinson nnd II, C. AValdo; rond commissioner, J, B. AVell. Georgo Donrlng was elected school di rector fcr three years ond J. B. Mead was elected trustee ot public library for llvo years. SWANTON. Moderator, A. K. Carr; town clerk, Frank It. Foster; selectmen, C. C. Gil more, Samuel Decker, F. K. Corliss; town treaMircr. E. M, Brunett; overseer of poor, P. D. Medor; constable, II. M. Carr; list ers, II. M. Carr, F. 1 1. Foster, E. AV. F in tor; trustee t. S. deposit fund, Mibi AV. Batnry; trustees, R. L. Barney fund.M.AV. Barney, Dr. C. E. Allen, S. S. Brown; town grand Jutors, E. A. Ayers, R, O. Sturtevnnt, A. P. Royco; county grand jurors, H. A. Collins, P. J. Farrell, F. D. Corliss; auditors, .1. A. Barney. It. O. Stur tevnnt, A. B. Anderson; town agent. Fled D. Corliss; school director, Henry AV. Beuls; trustees public library, H. M, Stone (3 yea is). A, C. AA'cbster (3 years); road commissioner, AVIlllum Noble. HINESBCRGH. Mcibrator, C, G, Peck; clerk, treasurer nnd trustee, J. I. Miles, selectmen. A. B. Morrill. E. O. Martin, B. L. Bylngton; overseer of peoor and poor farm director, G D. Boynton; constable, F. B. Dow. li-t-ers, A. A. Mend, M. F. Remington, Har rison Owen; auditors, II. M. Page, II. . I'coehcr, Aurelhis Sykes; town grand juror, 11 A. Botcher; road commissioner, J. M. Cnssldy: town agent, G. D. Bo.vnton; schiol directors, for tlnec years, U. M. Pagi', for ono year In pinto of E. L. Do t,i e e, resigned, Dr. C. E. Meriiam; library trustees, for five years, It. M, I nge; lor lour years, C, J. Russell; for three .veais, M R. France, for two years, Ann i B. Pi.tiick; for one year, Mildred M. Partch. Voteel to appropriate $ln for t!-e town library. A'otcd :i tax for all purposes of 100 per cent. ST. GEORGE. Moderator, H, H. 'iilley: clerk and tiTiisurer, O. W. Ishani; selectmen. John Noonln, E. D. lsliam, F. E, Hlnsdill; ov-r. stir of the poor, Nerman Isiiam; consta ble. M. W. HlnnllII; listers. Fled Trn.'y, II. H. Tilley, C. J. Sutton: s. hool ellrot r for three years. II. 11. Tilhy; read oin liilssioner, Ira Chose. Tax S3 cents for all purposes. SOUTH BURLINGTON. Me.c'erator, C. E. .lores; dork, II. II. AMieclei; selectmen. H. E. Hixby. P.'Uldt Cooney, T. Jeelowiii; treasure!, II. H. Wheeler; ."oustabb' and collector, t". E. AVaiel; poor farm director, II. II. AVheler; overseer of th-1 r"r. Darlel O'Bilen; llst eis, I Merrihew, Snniuel MUliani, John Brrwn; auditors. J. D. hill, On lies ll'ir lingloii, Hiram Merrllie r;:; tratee of pub lie money, H. li. AVheelir; com ty grand juror. W. A. Holl; road cumml-sioner, R. K. Richardson; town agent. Danb'l O'Kilen; school commissioner, Diniel .Mi lium: town granel Juiots, L. S. Drew, '1 hi mas Cooney, I. B. Bromley; petit 'rr ors. F. P. Harrington, V. E. Lord, J. Mo- Kem.le, C. H. Stuait. AV. S. lb olh, AV. S. Tuppor. A tax of 130 cents en the elollir was voted. SHELBl'KNE. Moderator. W. A. Weed, te.wn cleric. N It. Miller, selectmen. J L. Barstow, G. 1. Poet, Henry Harrington treasurer, 1. II. Deyelt; constable and collector, r N. Roberts; seeonel constable, Dan Hurlev; listers, G. E. Blair. AV. F. Palmer, c. L. Page; audlt.Trs. L. J. Chi. uvin. II. .1. Gon.l-seil.- N. E. Smith; town aptnt. D. C. 1 Smith; overseer end c'litttor of poor farm, G. N. Roberts; road ci.iuml iui.er. W. .1. Shi tidan town granel juier.-, E. II. N.isli. I'. W. Bissnm.lt; school dire, tor for thro J ears, I, C. Kay, Hilary trustee for five .veirs, Mrs. J. C. Tracy: cemetery com missioner for five years, H. F. GebhurJt, iho town voted to inslruct the llluaiy commissioner to pic., ore a now ll'iiiryi catalogue at the txiense of the town also' voted ft", to the maintain! ne e of the library and a tax for all purposes ot !') cents ni a Hollar of grmiel list. HVDE I ARK. Moderator, H. M. McFaiirnd; to.vn clel'.t, N P. Wood; -el ei o. i, Palmer Blake. E. A. AVetlge; tie usurer, I. li. Strong, overseer, W, C. Stiong; eon s tables, AV. C. Maxll.'ld. L. P. Butts; col lie lor, W. C. Maxfi.'ld. li'leis. L. P Letts, H. C. L.tmplic-r, J, N. Wblttonib; jri'lltol's. C. S. la-., E. AV. Smith. II. M. .Ae.'.,r land; town agent, Col. E. B. Sawyer; road commissioner. B. A. Grimes; school dlre" te rs. F. R. Chili's. George' l. Allen, C. D. lib t; tax ?l.T". RICHMOND. Mi'derator, F. Saline n Green; G. Nit hols; ton n clerk, lon-'s, treilii- .selectmen, P.. E. Frank B. Gillott, A. T. Stevens urer. I. G. Nichols; eveisctr of poor. J. N. Kld'.irelson; consteble s, Mi, had Mur phy, Charles McGau'i.n; listers, M. G. Geiry, C. P. Rhoads, Gee rge H. l'"ay; midl lors. C. L. Story, A. J. Hale, F, H. Chu-ie'. nitre; trustee, Henry Gille-tt; town ;ri.iiul jrior, S. A. Andrews; rrud commission-!. j AV. L, White town ar.ent, M. G. Gerry; i school director for tl.iee .vcars, c, i. ; I'lili'r; cemetery trustee for live y.'ar.c. T. . Towers. One huidred and thlitv- llvi' ciMits on a dollar was raised to ceiv?r an exponas ior n o ensuing year, iho s-elictmen wero authorized to expsnd fJ3 for MemorUl dny exercises. SHELDON. Moderator, George E. Stobrins; town clerk, E. M. Broun; titasuror. A. F. Dur kee; selectmen, G. E. S'obblns. W. M. Reg;in, S. AV. Cliadwick; overseer of poor, nnd poor house director, S. B, Thomas, conftnblo and collector, S. B. Thomas; listers, G. A. AVhlte, II. P. Marsh, E. B. Smith; auditors, C. A. Oliver, H. S. Elilnd, AV, II, Dunton; trusteo of publlo money, B. C. Gallup, town grand Jurur, C. A. Oliver. Vot3d a tax of jr cents on eacn dollar of tlu giund list, ADDISON. Moderator, M. F. Barnes; town clerk and treasuiw, I C. Scegar; selectmen, J, c, Tbcmas, II. B, Spauldlng rnd C. I 'i'or li y listers, AVHllmu Noonnn and F. AV. Flsdirr; constable. O, A. Smith; road com missioner, F. L. AVIlmurth; trustee of puu. lie money, F. C Gully; school ellrectors. F. AV. Iisher. U C. Scegar and O. A. Smith: siiperinteiident of schools, Miss Mary A. AVilmarth; auditors, B, AV, Smith and A. n. Clark, A tax of 100 cents on tho grand list wns voted. PANTON, Moderator, Lyman Kent, clerk, Rollen J, Kent; treasurer, E. S. Bristol; over sen of tho poor, E. J, Spauldlng, P. AV. Sullivan, Spencer Haley, li S. Bristol; selectmen, R. Noonan, John Allen mid Loyal Spauldlng; constable, AA'ard SpauliL li's; 2nd constable nnd collector, Juba Convtrso; schotl directors, E S. Bristol Eddbent Stage and P. A Sullivan rofid master, Andrew Roscoe. A tax of 123 cents on tho dollar was voted. FEnnlSBURQH. Moderator, C. II. Chapman; clerk, Mm. Anna Robinson: treasurer, Ira Tnppji" selectmen, AV. 11. Dean, O. A Fiold and Amos Necdham: listers, C, S. Martin, Al len Newton nnd R D, Bccth: const tbl -j. C, Field, Noble Delano re d matter, Jnrrd Broth, poor master James 1 It Id Super. intendeut of the si hools to be appolm il by tho school dlitctotsj. uled a tax ut 100 MANCHESTER. Selectmen, J. II. Hicks, 11. Eggleston, C. T. Reed; overseer of the pcor, It. C. Rc, nolds; listers, V, AV. Cook. D. II. Dyer, S. 11. AValker; town agent, F. C. Archibald; road commissioner, AV. II. Hicks; treas. ttror, AV. II, Rcberts; school director, K, B. Smith. MORRISTOWN. Moderator, Georgo M. Powers; town clerk, A, A. Nlles; selectmen, E. E. Har ris, M, II, Boardmitn, Orson Chaffee; tewn trei surer, A. A. Nilcs; overseer of poor, Georgo Cheney; constables, Georgo To.vne, It. D. Bryant; collector ot taxes, Henry D. Bryant; listers, II. D. Btjnnt, Oscar Slier win, L. F. Small; trustco U. S. deposit fund, It. M. Rich; auditors, II. A. Slavtsi, If. M. Rich, S. F. Small; town agent, G, M, Powers; road commissioner, E. A. Bar rows; school directors, A. C. Cheney, A. f. Ai'hltney, J. M. Campbell. Tax voted i:i cents on the dollar. CHELSEA. Moderator, C. S. Emery; clerk, treasurer anil trustee, AV. P. Tovvnsend; selectmen, . II. Powers, AV. II. Emery. II. P. Alattoon; overseer of poor, I'. J. Little, first constuble, II. II. Adams, Jr.; listers M. O. Gates, William Bobbins, Alvah Car penter: auditors, J. M. Comstoek. E. A. Corwin, II, N, Mattlson; school directors, Georgo E. Stow, Audit w C. Spniuge, George M. Metealf; trustee ol? library for five years. Dr. M. II. Corwin; town granel Jurors, William I'. Dewey, uicutt Blxby; town agent, C. S. Emery: Inspector of leather. Byron Berry; lii-p.'i'tor of lumber and shingles, Fred C. Geodwin, Lewis C. Be'dtwlth; town tax, $1.23 cents on a dollar of grand list; highway tax, live cents above what tho luw requires BERKSHIRE. Moderator. A. II. King: town clerk, A. 11. Bowen; selectmen. A. S. SykiM, R AV. Clnrk, D. E. Weld: town treasurer. A. II. Bowen, overseer of poor, H. S. Chaf fey; constable, W. II. Ci. minings; ,oll ct tor of taxes, W. H. Cummlngs; listers, Oscar Leech, D. O. Burleson, A. H. Bowen: trustee, 1. S., deposit funds. A. It. Bowen; town granel jurors. A. II. King; A. C. Larabee, A. P. Pond; county grand juror, Luclan Wilson; auditors, F. C, Field, A. B. Croft. W. S. Rublee; Inspector of leather, F. W. Hull; surveyor of wooel, Walter Hick; town agent, A. II. Kinir. load com missioner. W. P.. Noble: sebe,ol directors. J. C. Towle; truste of publlo money, A. II, Bowen. ISLE LA MOTTE. Moderator. E. S. llolcomb; sclr'tmin. E. It. GoodseU. W. Nuylor, O. J. Thomas; treasurer, N. W.l'isk; overseer of the poor, E. R. Goexlsell; first constable. D. J. Trom bley; second constable, John Dooiln ;colltc tor of taxes, N. W. Fisk; llste-rs, J. 'in. s iluist. J. I!. Teriien, Ira A. Hall; t'.vvn auditors, II. II. Hill, James Hurst. H. G. llolcomb; trustee of public money.' II. G. llolcomb; town grand juror. 11. S. llol comb; rond commissioner, Albert Parker; town agent, II. G. llolcomb; school direc tor, J, B. Ten Ion. FRANKLIN. Moderator, C. AV. Gates: clerk, and trea surer. W. C. Roble: selectmen, John AVeb ster. R. II. Brown, II. It. Olmsteael; listers, W. C. Roble. C. L. Towle. E. II. Chamber lin; overseer of poor, suit poor house director. A. D. ilorskin: school directors, AV. N. Towle, C. W. Gates, E. Phillips: road commissioner.' Miles Phillips; ce,n slable and colh'c tor, W. S. Robie; auelitors C. AV. Gates, C. AV. Powell. F. L. Hopkins; town granel jurors. P. C. Hammond, John AVebster: town agent, anil trustee uf publl.' money, E. A. Bell. ALBCKGII. Moderator, II. W. Marvin; town clerk. W. Warren llaz.n, M. P. treasurer, J. c- V..I i I , ' . ' J ; , ' ' ' "''-" Erankhn County Court open d here to b. Gordon: oversell'. M. P ..... , .... ... . . Goo, id,, fir t oust able l.ewf H. Sowles , ' " s . .n,1,,. Dri li M VA"t"ri 1 "'",: IB.rkshiie and Chittenden of St. Albai's tors, 11. S. Molt. . A. boiile, II I . Key-1 TlKu. an, ,!D tJJH,s M.t for tllaI ,, J( . i.!1 l!L :'S.'. ) M',A' '";s- but more ttuui three-quarters of th. -e .tie s or. Jackson Reynolds: tnistee ot ,,b c LU:lUy ,jrol,dbly will n,-t V tn- 1. mon-y. J. k. Goodwin: grand Juror. 11. E U ,UT0 , , al,out fK civil lAtCSi thl Manning. N L. King.- by. A. r Rr.iyto'i; nrsl cilM. e.vlieit,.(1 to lmvp ,)c(.n tril.t, Wli(4 roa.l conimlssl.ener. J, din Blair: towiithu of NorUlrlip s. Gordon, but the de ngent, L. K soule; sebe.ol tllrector . Jed P lfl.,lllant is a mc.mber e.f tho AVashingttm Ladil.-Aot.Ml to raise SO cents on the elol I ,.,,. bar aI,a u L.n.d ln a td.so at "11 'l II If (k'IiIIHI II9L HI Utllil L- IJi-'IlSUI for ensuing year. NEW HAVEN. Moderator, C. F. Seiil"r; clerk and treas urer, A. P. Roscjo; stitctnien, I laril.-ou i Mills, W. A. Ferguson. A. B. I lon'iiagle; I overseer ot poor, Joseph Conies; listers. Shorrod BP'wn. I. J. Everest. AV. W. Hub- nam: constable, 1-. i;. itowiey: auelitors. c. . Sepikr, C. E. Palmer, W. M Mc lntyre; town grand juror. AI. J. i.ntidnn, L. A. Baker, F. T. Nash; road comm b sioner, I! .1. Fbdior. town agent and school dlreetor, J. O. Bottum, library trustee, E. G. Hunt; tax voteel, 3m tents. NEW TOWN HALL IN CAMBRIDGE The l".r-t meeilng In the in w town ha.l iiasseil oir nleasantlv. iintwithstandlnir the condition of the ro.uls on account of the late fieshet. About 2i i of the votois woro. present, and had seats on tho floor, the ladles and non-voters having seats in Uiu gallery. The. following ollleers Wer elected: Moderator, Wallace II. Parker: dork, W. II. Grlswold; selectmen, Ashtoa Etl winds, Herbeit Scott and John A. Lariieel; treasurer, W. II. Gilswold; over seer of the poor, Henry McNally; last cohslnble, A. B. Sinclair; secoii i constable. AVniiani Pale It; ll-ti rs, It. F. AVilley, AV. H. Pniker and Oilando Holmes; nutlltois, L. . Smllle. F. E. Smith and J. M. AV1I cox; town grand lurors, Geoige Gilmore. Dr Start: road commissioner, Frank Di vis; agent, W. H. P.ukt r; si hool director, George 11. Newton. P. was voted that the Warren farms and the rallioad p.operty bo assessed tho same as other property and tho taxes collected. FLETCIIER. Modorntor, Isaac Chase; town clerk, C. B. Parsons, selectmen, Isaac Chas. , 0. O. Carpenter, John M. Fitzgerald; town treasure!, C, B. Parsons; overseer of poor, J. 11. Patch; constable, C. F. Corse: lis er, J. S. Leach, J, 11. Patch. P. 1. Ballard; town grand juror, Thomas Ryan; county grand juiors, S. N, Gihbs, E. A. Hunt; auditors, F. L. Smith, Alonzo Kins ley, W, S. Shepardson. town agent, J, H. Patch; road commissioner, llll.inil Leach; school tlirectois, C. S. Brush, A. II. Hooper, II. D. Shepardson: trustee of pub He library, F. I.. Smith; tax voted, $1..0; voted to have a llciuor agency. AVATERV1LLE. Moibrator, II. L. Heard; town clerk, J, A. Stevens; select men, Charles Child, V. O. Lock, Geoige M. Stevens; ttoasurer, J. A', Stevens; overseer of tho poor, It, A, Wllley; first constable, George Brown; second constable, L. E. iillotson; grand Jurors, A. M. Leach, Henry Ollu, Homer Wooelard; auditors, A. L, Lai away, ' Frank Miller, E. M. Thomas; town agent, H, A. Jackson: road commissioner, Ed ward Leach; school directors, E. C. AVdl, L ,E. Tillotsou, A. I Laraway; tax voted, (I.UO. AVESTFORD. Moderator, S. II. Mnooniher; town clerk anil treasurer. II, 8. Stone; selectmen. James II. Grow, L. A. Bates, Alva Holmes; overseer of poor, George J. llo bait; constuble ,11, A', Macomber; listers, Georgo J. Ilobart, S. 11, Muconiber, John Allen; town grand juror, S. II. Ma comber: county grand jurors, John Alien, 1. F. Hobnrt, F. B. Macomber: auditors, John Allen, David Holmes, I. F, Hobart: town agent S, H. Macomber; rend com missioner, C. B. Palgo- school director for thieo years, L. D. Melendy, tax voted, 11.00. HUNTINGTON. Moderator. B, A Norton, town clerk, Georgo Savles sd Mil n N A C r pi nlcr, B. C Shiittutk T II Swe t, treas urer, Jul" i'argo, ov isetr if tho p or 11 Drawn into a Whirlpool in Black Creek at the Village of Sheldon. BODY IS NOT RECOVERED Boy's Father Too 111 to be Informed of the Accldent-Tho Wilson Child In jured In Wreck at Cambridire Is Dead-March Term of County Court. Sheldon, March 3. Iloyt Marvin. on ot Mr. and Mrs. J. II, Marvin, was drowned In Black creek in thu rapbls below thu dam about three o'clock this aftornoin lit with several other small boys were plac ing on the ice and he was playing with a stick In a whirlpool formed by broken cakes of ire. Tho current was very swut and hauled him In. A large force ot men worked until six o'cleck to-night trying tj find the body but gave up the search unill morning. AVhere tho boy went under 'Un leo Is solid across and for 130 feet down the creek. lie was about 11 years old. Olio sad thing about tho accident Is Mr. J. II. Marvin Is critically 111 at the hospital in St. Albans and the accident cannot be re ported to him. HEAVY SNOW IN BENNINGTON. Bennington, March 0. Tlio sixth heavy snow storm of the se.ison set in this morn ing and continued all day. About eight int how have fallen now and has not drift d. Sb 1-,-ns ale again taking the place of wag ons. Gb'lenbury voted a tax ot 309 cents on tho dollar. ONE FATALITY IN WRECK Laura AVilaon Nhver Regained Con aciouanoss after Accident at Cambridge. Cambridge. March 3. Laura, tho thr-'O year old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. t Wilson of Fair Haven, died at midnight last nlnht from the wounds received in th t railroad accident without having rega.ned consciousness. Mrs. Wilson and the child were on the way to visit bur parents He nry Stevens and wife of Johnson. Mr. Stevens who is known throughout tlm State as a traveling salesman, was with bis daughter anil was considerably Drulserl I about tho .shoulder, though not seriously Injured, lie and .Mrs. Wilson went to Jot n son this afternoon with the child s body, where the funeral will be held. The track was cleared so that all trains made their regular trips to-dav, the wrecking train urtlving this morning. FRANKLIN COUNTY COURT First Caaa for Trial la J. F. Gleason vs. E. A. Glsason and Trustee. St. Albans. March 3.-The spring term of Montpeller. It is now cxpet ted that the first cafe for trial will be taken up Thursday, that of J. F. Gleason vs. E. A. Gleason olid m,s tec, the case being a question of mJlual account between them. there ate 31 ca-t set for bewaring by the court, most of which are hearings on re ports. There are "1 divorce cases on tho drseket, 16 ot which stand for trial at this te mi. Twenty-five Slate cases are on the oil doe ket, which thu states attorney says ho Intends to dispose of If possible to do so, As: It leieiks now the civil case's, Statu matters and court cases are sufficient t occupy the attention of tho court thre ami piHslbly four weeks, which is cnoug'i ' to close up the entire business of the term. A large pioportlon of thu Franklin county bar is ln attendance. WASHINGTON COUNTY COURT Several Cases Settled Man Charged with Rapo Now on Trial. Montpeller, March 3. Washington coun ty court opened this forenoon at t u o clock. Thero w as a large attendance o thu lawyeis of the county and a few trom outside the county. Judge Henry R. Star1, who Is to preside at this term of court, at onco had the clerk call the cases on tho. jury calendar. The lollow ing were entered settled and discontinued: John AV. Dillon, adiur vs. City of Barre, S. D. Allen et. al. vs. div ot' Pai re; John Trow et. al. vs. City of Barre, C. Tompkins, ucelvcr vs. F K. Stevens; Ingram & Harrison vs. William M.tgce; L. C. Manslield vs. Edward Wheeler; A. J, and S alter Young vs, v Its of Barru; Granite Construction Co. va Paul Teirleo, Thomas Blakeley vs. J AV. Scott; M. M. Gordon vs. Harvey Herse't C. It. Mace & Co. vs. August Dlemer, U. Frank A.- Co., vs. C. M. Winch, A, O. Standlsh vs. W. A. Lord; J. P. Lamsoti vs. li. G. Catting, Mrs. D. A. McF.irl.ua vs-. Fred AVilhams; Nancy Crandall vs. Nettle Chase. The caso of tho State vs, Frank Bow man of Bane was called and a jury em panelled. Bowman is charged with rape upon Grace Hutton ot Barru on the oth of last December, State's Attorney Hoar is assisted by W, A. lxird hi the prosecu tion, while M, M, Gordon and F, B. Thomas appear for the respondent. It Is expected that State cases will oc cupy tho court for three or four vvei ks now. It Is probable that more jurymen wl 1 bo drawn as there arc not enough for the. State cases, RUTLAND COl'NTY COl'RT Rutland, March 3. The March term of the Kutland County Court opened at 2;03 o'clock this afternoon with Judgo J H. AVatuon of Montpeller presiding. Assistant Judge O. 11. Bump of Benson and Geoige D. AVheaton of littsfcrd were both pres ent. t'ho proclamation oponing the county nnd chancery courts was Issued by Sheriff D, P. Peabody after a prayer by the Rev. Oiln Edson Croaker of ihls city. Tho docket was called and other matters char acteristic of tho opening of court wero brought up. No business was transacted this afternoon. JKEY ORDERED TO AA'ATERBt'RY. Rutland, March is. Alexander laey ot AAtils. who murdered his wlfo last weelt Thursday uy driving an uxe into her skuil, will be taken to Hie st i to Insii"- sv 1 m nt Water' v In 'In n ir fut r gn John 11 -'-'oie it i oi tv t i -' d v o rib red his Ir. nsle i- th r. en apph' n on