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VOL. LXXIX. NEW SERIES VOL. LI.
BURLINGTON. ' VTM THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1905.
Officers Installed at Closing Ses
sion in Brattleboro Last
Cain during Past Ye
and 403 Members
rers Death of .
BraAtleborn, June ".The "3rd annual
tonvention of the Grand Chapter, Order of
Astern Star, of Vermont closed to-night
ith the installation of officers. The Cath
erine has boon one of the mml successful
In the history of tho order. Tho elective,
officers are as fi Hows: Grand patron,
lit. F. G. Retire of Brattleboro: grand
matron, Mrs. Willis K. Grlswold of
(Springfield; associate grand patron, Dr. G,
JI. Gorham of Bellows Kails: associate
grand matron, Mrs. Lillian C. ChaH of
Fast Fletcher; grand secretary, II. I..
Ftlllsnn of Bennington: grand treasurer,
Mrs. Etta Falrman of Windsor; prnnd
conductress. Mrs. Jsl !.. Blgwood of
Burlington; associate grand conductress,
Mrs. G. F. Inland of Springfield; grand
warder, Mrs. Christina Holland of St.
The rondllion of the Brand ehapter. as
shown by the advance r port of the secre
tary. Henry I,. Stillson of Bennington, Is
as follows Number of chapters. ."1: num
ber of members, 4.CM; gain during the
year, onechuptor and 4S3 mcmbcis. The lar
gest pain was in Phyllis chapter of Rut-
land. which initiated :is persons. Tho
statement of the. general fund shows
balance of ,007, and
Masonic home fund.
there is $l,rS5 in the
DEATH OF J. C. SHERBURNE.
Fanner nod Resident of
-No rib Pomfrrt.
North Pomfrct, .Tune 7. John C. Slur
1 utile, representative from this towt in
the last Legislature, died vcrv suddmly
this afternoon in tjuecheo while leading
n paper before the Windsor county con
1 crepe of Congregational churches. No
Vaiticulars have been received here but
tlie nn nibers of the family were notilied
rnd have pone to Quechee to care for (lie
body, It i probable the funeral will be
held hero Satin day but no arrangements
-have yet been made.
Mr. Sherburne was f,l year old this
nvnth and had held all the prominent of
fees in the plft of bis townspeople. He
was a very successful fnrmer, one of the
best in the State, and owned ti very fine,
herd of Jerseys. He was also proprietor
f the Sherburne creamery in this town.
He wns educated at Randolph Acad
emy and 34 years ago married Miss Cyn
thia Giddinps of Felchville, who died
tl,re.e yeais ago at the Hanocr hcspit.il.
Mr. Sherburne Is survived bv three chil
dren. Albert, who Jives at home. John C.
Jr,, a graduate of the Fniverslty or Wr
menit and holder of a Rhodes scholarship
nt Oxford, Lngiand. and Miss Annie C.
gradual" ot tho I'niversity of Vermont
who for several years was teacher of
Latin In tho Kdmunds high s.ohnol of Bur-
llneton hut who since the de.,th of her
mother has been her father's constant
cotnpanio.i. He also leaves two brothers,
F.nmund rd Sumner, belli successful
farmers here, and a sister, Mrs. F,
Warren of this town.
Mr. Sherburne was a man eif sum ling
rhnracter, an able business man and an
nctlve memoir of tho CongreRatlonal
church here and his sudden death comes
us a sad blow to all people in this
U. S. COURT ADJOURNED.
wrei.ions iirturned at the Session In
.cwporr, June 7. The session of
i nneei Mates Courts, which has been
held beie during 'tho past few days,
nn iinaiiy !iiijourned, Tho Inst days
were ucvoieu to district court bust
In the case of the United States vs
iwo oay norses, two work harnesses
and a wagon .which were seized by tho
customs officials, K. D, r.owon of Can
ada appeared as claimant. In this
case mo government claimed the selz
rei properly was used to transport
caives irom uanana to u,is country II
legnny. mo. jury returned u verdict
for tho claimant.
In the easo of the I'lilted Slates vs
h,i pounds or unwasneii wool, which
was seized at Alnurgh, Rohcrt McCrea
appeared as claimunt. The jlrv
turned a verdict for the government.
In the thien eases against Homer and
Herb, rt Hlake, who were charged
with purchasing counterfeit money, the
ball was railed and forfeited. In tho
case against B. L. Scott, similar action
Charles Field, alias Beauchamp of
Burlington, entered a plea of guilty in,
a charge of fraudulent use of thn
malls. The case was continued tot sen
WEDDING IN MONTPELIER.
V. A. Kennedy and Ml.. Mar V. Iem.
las the Coatrartlac; I'artle.,
monipeiirr. june 7. The prettiest
Juno Wedding thus far occur r.rt
four o'clock this afternoon in Bethany
Congregational Church, whon Miss
jiiary un, uaugnter or Mr. and Mrs.
i iiaries ji. jieming, and Charles A,
Kcnncuy, in tho prenencn ot a larir
number of Invited guests, were married
ny nie itev, iuciui r. Rich, Dm pas
unison Biifparo uciea as nest man
n mi aiihh jiiiiu AUuniH us maid of
honor. The bridesmaids were Misses
Ruby llcaton, Sibyl Wright mid lliiili
Brooks of ihls i'lty uiul .Mlws Mary
Hal" of Newbury. Benjamin Gales,
.lanvs uewey, Harry Mniiilou uiul ii.iv
Huso orfli litlril as ilhe-rs
Thi members of tlie Clover club
which the bride was
deeortited the Interior
111 green mill white,
becomingly gowned In
it member bail
of the church
The bride was
silk ii ml carried a bouquet of
the valley. The bridesmaids
pink and White sweet peas.
Following the retetnony the bridal
patty and a few Intimate rrlenils of the
bride and groom were entertained at
lunch at the home of Mr. Demlng on
State street. Anions those from out
of town, who attended the wedding
were Mr. mid Mrs. .!. H. Hale and Mr,
and Mr. I'. 1;. Kimball of Newbury,
Mr. and Mrs. Homer W. Vnl! or Rnti
dolph, and William Boyntnu of St.
Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy left nt six
o'clock for I'olorado. They will be nl
home after September 1, nt No. 39
l.oomls street. Mn. Kennedy Is the
iatrrn maiiHRcr of tlie Carey Granite
company of Zaiiesvllle, O., and Is one
ot the popular young business men of
the city. The bride Is one of tho ac
complished daughters of the capital
and her circle of friends is a wide onei
The entire wedding party accompanied
them to the. train showering upon
them hearty pood wishes.
TWO MORE BOYS ESCAPE.
tint of the Industrial School
Verprnnes Lost Night.
Verg'-nnes, June 7. Two boys made
their escape from tlie Industrial school
hero about tl:30 to-night. They got
uiit of the sleeping hall and iimdc their
way from the building off from thu
roof. It Is the second attempt on tho
part of one to escape, Winslow 1'rovost
of Mont poller.
He Is 15 years old, about live feet
tall, has black hair and eyes. His
complexion is very dark and he has a
stiff middle linger on one hand.
The other boy Is Leon Drowns, com
mitted to the bchool from Rutland,
but his parents now ijpc on Battery
street in Burlington, He is 14 years
old, dark rumplexluned, has dark hair
and bht'!' eyes, lie has a small scar
on his e-lun. He Is of stout build and
about live feet tall.
Botli boys have thctr hair cut short
and arc supposed to have on tho uni
form worn at the school.
It Is ctistomurv to reward anyone
helping In the arrest of the boys and
they should be easily Identified.
No trace has been found of the boy
commit teel from Brattleboro, who es
caped last week.
ASYLUM NURSES GRADUATE
Kierclses Held In Wnterbiiry Address
by Or. I,. M. (ireene.
Walorbury, . June 7. The annual com
mencement exercise of tlie training
school for nurses at the Slate hospital for
the Insane weie held lit that Institution
this afternoon at three o'clock. The hall
In tlie administration building was tilled
with a Iiirpe audience of the relatives and
friends of tbc graduating class and those.
Interested in the training school. The
trustees, the Hon. Ibinlcl I). Burdilt of
I'ittsford, Hie supervisors, Dr. F. K. Sleelu
of Montpeller, G. S. Foster ot Putney, L.
M. Greene of Bethel, besides other State
officers, and physicians were present.
After a selection by the, orchestra. Dr.
M. Greene delivered a strong addiess
to the members of the graduating class on
The Iniportame of a Sound Kody to a
Sound Mind." The doctor showed the In
timate relation that exists between mental
and physical condition, the two, as a gen
eral thing, rise or fall tncellnr. By force
ful Illustration and statement the speaker
urged n proper care of the body as a pre
ventive of mental dciansenient.
Essays on "The Nursing or the In
sare," by V II. Miin-llild: "Historic
Nurses and Nursing," bv .1. D. Meitrlde;
"The .Modern Norse-," by Miss Acnes 1..
Pipnott; and a denioiisliation in bandag
ing bv Misi La Duo and Frank Glovi r,
formed the remaining numbers of tin; pro
gramme. At the close of the exercises tlie lion,
fiei.rgi Wing presented diplomas to
the graduating class as follows: Missi s
Maty Florence Arkliw, Abble l.ell Avery,
Fannl.' May Moer, Hannah Violet ta
Puck. Lena Idell.i l,n IMo, Airnes Lam
cttfl Sinnntt; Frark Henry filovor. J'.lili
Douglas M'Bride, I M ward KUitldge
A concert by tlie on licstra ui.d n dance
was h'.'lJ this evening.
FRANKLIN COUNTY PAIR.
Will Df Held I'.nrly In September
(round, tn lie Fnlnrppd nnd Im
proved, Sheldon, June 7. At Hie special
meeting of tin- Franklin County Agri
cultural and Mechanical society held
here to-day at the Portland house, it
was voted to hold the annual fair on
September .1, 0 and 7 next. The so
ciety decided to accept the proposition
of the Hon. O. S: Rl.xford of HlgliRute,
in regard to tin- purchase of 2.1 acres
of land adjoining tlie fair grounds, and
President Charles W. Gates of Frank
ling wits named as agent to clo-e the
tnt'de ffir f:i.0il. A committee nr three
nriiHlytisr of Rodney Slurtevnnt of
tfasl Kiilrfl'-lil. II. I'. Marsh of Sheldon
and Gr-firge II- Dunsmore of the town
of St. Alhiins was appointed in ar
range for the building of a new and
commodious grandstand, at an ex
pense of not fo exceed $2,0nn, the stand
to be, completed in time for use at tho
coming fair. The society also voted
to build a new fence around Its pro
perty. VIOLATF.D TDK POUND LAW.
Rutland, Juno 7 Charles nnd Grant
Olcason of Shrewsbury, father and sou,
were convicted in city court to-day of
telling bv ft-rc) nrd without ruyhig the
fee required by law, a cow which had
l-ei ri placed in pound by D. J. Ktz. liir
former was lined $21 nnd costs ejf Jlti-M
nnd the latter IK and costs or 9)5.15.
They took an appml and furnished bail
In the sum or iiw eacn.
M,Altni.K WORKI-IR?' SKSSIONS.
Rutland. June 7. Tho work of the. an
nual fiJiiveiitl'Hi ot the International As
sociation of Marble- 'Workers now lu ses
sion lu this c'itV was confined to-day tu
the various coio'iilltee.l which have bfcf-n
In session all tiny mid will be fur sev.aal
li ys to come, Wl.en the convention open
ed it was hoped that III'' business uiiild
be linlshed by tho end ot the wee', but It
was decided to-day that it wi old m nil
pokslble to taiin an adjournment before
the nil-Idle, or next week Changes in the
by-lHwn which have heeu corten'pl.ilrd
li r Srver.il yesrt, ore mainly Hsponsible
for the prolonslre of the convention.
ECLECTIC MEDICAL S0C1ETT
F.ngland Organisation In feslon
Montpeller Cnrbollc Acid He
commended for Cancer,
Montpeller, Juno ", The 11th r.nliual
lini.tliiLf of the New Knglnnd Fclcctlc
Mtdlcal foclety was opened in the Jaw
H'r's room nt tlie State House this morn
ing and will be continued through to
morrow. )Jr. Algprnon Fassptt of Port
land, Jlc, was In tho chair and Dri
Charles G. Porclvul of Boston was tip
pointed pro tcm.
The morning session was taken up with
toporls of officers and committees. Tho
repot t of thn trcasuter t-bowed nil hills
paid nnd a good working balance in the
tieasuiy. Dr. p. L. Teinpleton of Mont-ja-ller
fo-.- the nectology committee, lead
an obituary sketch of tr. Henry Harlan
Hill of l.'iwcll, Vt., who has dicel iluinis
thu past year.
In tlie afternoon a Joint meeting with
the Verinynt Fclectlc Medical society was
held, The latter is holding Its 40111 annual
session nt Monlpcller. The provratrmo for
tho afternoon session Included an address
of welcome by Dr. F. It. Godfrey of Chel
sea, president of tho Vermont society,
and reading and dltcusslon of several pa
The election of officers for the New
Knglnnd society was postponed until
to. morrow. An informal meeting wai
li-Md in tlie Pavilion parlors this men
In?. An address was given by Frederick
W. Abbott of Taunton, Mass., on the
New Knglnnd Kelcotlc Medical associa
tion. Tho principal event of the even
ing was the paper on treatment of can
cer, by Dr. Alfred Horace Flower of
Boston. For 1.1 years Dr. Flower has
been successfully treating cancr and he
cited many cases Hint he lias cured.
After enumerating the various kinds of
cancer. nameiv .stone, soft. spider,
wolf, black, sea Icy and roc cancers anil
c.xplanllng each. Dr. Flower sanl:
"Cancers should bo treated locally and
constitutionally, one of the best known
remedies tor external and internal use is
carbolic acid, for internal urn take one
dram of carbolic acid crystals to a ipiail
or water, add one ounce of thnga nud a
naspoontul three times a day. For exter
nal use double the formula and appl.i
over the cancer on absorbent cotton and
keep moist. I also use a liipild, the for
mula of which I am not at present
at liberty to divulge, applied dl
rectly to Hie growth. This liuuld
will Kill n. cancer in from one to two
hours, in a week or ten days tho cancer
can be lifted out and the surrounding
llcsh will be clean." The iiestlons with
which Dr. Flower was plied for an hour
liter lie had eompleted bis talk showed
the great Interest In IiIh subject and Ileal
on in tiiKcn ny an present, other papers
will be read and officers elected to-nior
Among Ibose present from outside the
State are Dr. Fossett of Portland. Me
Dr. Henry Ileney of lllildeford, Dr. Georgo
A. A eeks of Richmond. Mn., Dr. F. AV
ni ii"", .11. j'., oi launion, j)r. c. (i. ivr-
clval of Boston, Dr. Ariclard P.ivlette of
VT. KCLKCTIC MKDICAL SOCIETY.
Tlie 4utli annual meeting ot thn Ver
mont Kelectlu Medical societv was
Ibd to older this afternoon in tin.-
rooms oi the railroad commissioners
HI tlie Slate House, by Dr. F. 11. God
frey of Chelsea, the president. Tho
reports of in-. I. L. Templeton, the
secretary, and ot Dr. Kdwin Temple
ton, tho tie-usurer, both fit' Montncller.
weie rend. These showed an increas
ing membership and a balance in the
treasury ot itil'.74, with all bills paid.
The election of officers was dcferied
President Godfrey was very em
phatic in the statement that It should
be understood the Vermont society
does not endorse antl-viicciimtlon. lie
said the society had been misrepre
sented 111 tlie past as opposed to vnc-
einatiou, when in fact it strongly
favors It. Several papers of interest
to tlie1 profession weru read.
Prelly June Wedding nt St. Johusbury
St. Johusbury, Juno 7. A brilliant
June wedding occurred at the homo of
Principal Couistock ut high noon o
day wln.-n tho only child of Mr, and
Mrs. D. Y. Comstock, Ktliel Young
Conistock, was married to John C.
Bridgmau ot Wllkesbarre, pa, Tho
ceremony was performed in the pres
ence of about 7.1 friends of both par
ties, tlie officiating clergyman being
the Rev, Frank R. Hhlpmnn, pastor of
tho South Oongri-gat ionnl Church of
Audovcr, Mass., a classmate ot the
groom, assisted by the Itev, Dr. Kd
ward T. Fairbanks ot St, Jnhushiiry.
The parlors of the pi Inclpal's homo
wetc beautifully decorated with white
nnd green, apple blossoms, lilies of tlie
valley, bridal wreaths and white lilacs
being used in great profusion. The
In ido was beautifully gowned In whllo
satin wllh white tullo veil and car
ried n lioiniuet of lilies of the, vallev,
Tlie maid of honor was Miss Laura ,1,
P.ixton of Princeton, liid., and she was
dressed in pink and carried a boueiuet
of pink sweet peas. After the cere
mony a wedding breakfast was served
and tho happy couple left on lh af
ternoon train for a rump In tho Mnlnn
wood'. Tho presents wein greatly mi
ni I red by the guests.
The guests from abroad Included the
bride's uncle, Daniel Comstock of New
York, Miss Fellows of Danvers, Mass.,
the groom's father, tho Rev. Isaae-. Bridg
mnn of Northampton, Mass,, Miss Gleason
of Mrlndoes, formeily a missionary In
Armenia, Mis. Walter It. Bridi;man and
daughter or I.ako Forest, ill,, Henry
Stanford Brooks of New York, who was
best man nt tho ceremony, Mr. and Mrs.
Lucius F, Roblns,on of Hartford, Conn.,
Georgo B, North of New Yrrk, John Ten-
ney, Jr., nnd Miss Tcnney of Philadel
phia. CONFERENCE IN ST. ALBANS
Congregational t.'kuri-bea ot Frauklla
and Grand lair t'uuntlfa In Sr..
St. Alhrins, June ".-The 4i'ih nnnnal
conferenco of the Congregational
fhurehi'M of Franklin nnd Gland Islo
counties opened lu this t-lly to-dny mid
will continue to-innrrow Forty-eight
lliinislers nnd delegates were present
when the opening sesjioti was held in Hie
First f'oinjif-B-ttioiiil liiurh .U 11
o'clock this tnornlnjr. Tho meeting or
ganised by electing Dearnn II. K. Bent-
ley of this city as moderator. The re
ports of the secretary and treasurer
were received nnd adopted. At 12:30;
o'clock a sumptuous dinner was served
the visiting delegates In the chapel.
The afternoon session bgan nt !:.
o'clock with a sermon by the Rev. John
Jrons of Sheldon,
The opening meeting of the Woman's
Homo and Woman's Foreign Missionary
societies followed. Mrs. Henry C. Allen
of this city priMlded at this service
nnd after a brief Introductory address.
Introduced Mrs. I. V. Woodbury, a repio
sentatlvts ot the American Missionary
asssoclatlon, who gave an entertaining
and helpful talk on the subject of Mis
Officers of the. Woman's Foreign
Missionary soi:le;ty v.-ero elected as
follows: President, Mrs. Charles W.
Gatps ot Franklin: secretary and
treasurer, Mrs. Dennis Booth ot Swan
ton. Tho Rev. K. J. Ranslow of Swaiiton
gave, an excellent oddrrss at three
o'clock on "Tho Great Nerd of the
Hour, Honesty." Walter H. Crockett
of this city followed, his subject be
ing, "The Congregational Club of
Western Vermont."Th reports of tho
i-liurches were presented by Mrs. C.
W, Powell of Franklin. The. report
showed a los of four members of the
conference during the year, but a gain
of A3 in the Sunday schools and 2" In
tho Christian Kndeavor societies. Re
marks on conditions and needs were
made by tlie Revs. K. J. Ranslow. C
H. Merrill and C. J. Peterson.
Tlie oenlliif session opened at 7:M
o'clock with an address by the Rev, C. H.
Merrill. D. D., of 8t Johnsbtiry. rep
resenting tlv Vermont. Point-stlc Mis
sionary sen-lety on the "Needs of tin
Hour." Ho was followed by Mrs. 1. V.
W.tndhiirv, who t'cllvcrrd a comprehen
sive address on missionary v.-oik and its
To-day's session will open w.tb a busi
ness meet at nine o'clock, followed by a
devotional meeting led ly the Rev, C. J.
Petersen of Fast Berkshire. n address
i il the AinerlMii board of foreign mis.
s.ons will be delivered a; ten o'clock by
Kdward W.irr-n Cipcn of Boston. The
e iiivention will be bn.i'ght to v close
by the compiuii'on service, commencing
at 1.30 ill the afti moon, followed by the
sacrament of ihe Lord's supper.
NIGHTS TOO COOL.
Weather Still Vnfntoroblr for Plntat
Growth nnd Development,
Boston, June 7. -The weekly crop bulle
tin of tlie New Kngland section of the cli
mato and c-top service of the weather bu
reau says: While the days have been gen
erally warm throughout the week, the
nights have been too cool for plant growth
and development. Bihk, drying winds
have also prevailed in nearly all sections.
Light frosts occuncd in northern portion
on Tuesday, Widncsday and Thursday
nights nnd in parts of '-,ntral and south
ern sections on l,hin' night. Tim day
lemperarures nave neec nrinlly season-
abte, while during tlie nights they have
be.-n rather low, rwu-'hlng the frost point
In northern s'-ctlons on several occasions,
and on Friday night In some central and
southern parts. Light showers have fallen
in nearly all sections, occuirlng on tho 2nd
and Hid lu northern portions, and on Hie
;:rtt!i and '.'ml in e nlral nnd southern sec
Hons. Light thundershowers also pre
vnileii in parts of Massachusetts and
Rhode Island on tin; 2!ih and Wth. Pre
cipitatlon is ery deficient in all parts of
CONDIi IONS OF CROPS.
I ot respondents state generally that
most of the crops are now In, and but
little planting and sowing yet remains to
lie done. Much seed, however, has failed
to germinate, and many fields, especially
those of mi n and potatoes, will undoubt
edly have to ho replanted, wholly or tn
part, Mirny eomplalnts of planted pota
toes lotting and drying up in the ground
have been received, and corn, in many see-
Hons, is coming up very unevenly. In
central portions t lie llrsi hoeing nnd cul
tivation has generally begun, while in
souinern sections u is over, weeds nic
small and tint very troublesome this sea
son, and until Hie past week coirspond
cuts have reported but few Insect pests.
However, th'j last reports from the three
southern States Indicate thu very gem ral
pu-valence of potato bugs and cutworms
Rain Is still greatly needed In nearly all
parts of New Kngland.
Oram Tim gram crop, as a whole, has
mado but littles iniiterist growth the past
week. Corn in northern portions Is Just
breaking ground, and oats are well up
Mrsl of tho corn for fodder and silo use
will be planted tins week, in central and
southern sections rye Is heading generally,
and many pieces have already been cut
Grass Meadows and pastures m a few
favored portions of the northern and
southern sections continue to look well
and promising, but over tlie balance and
greater part of tlie district the prospect
for the hay eiop nt tills time seems to bo
more discouraging than otherwise, corre
spoiideius now generally stating that
wiinoiit copious rains very soon Hie r-p
will be light in most localities. Sptlug.
seeded fields lire In great need of moisliue
iind feeii in pastures is becoming xcry
1-iuil-lii thn northern Stales fiuit trees
aro now In blossom, and Hie bloom is very
heavy. Reports from Androscoggin coun
ty, Me,, stale that greenings, rusctts
hulls, glllllowers, pound sweets, and most
of the fall varieties of apples are blossom
lug very well; buldwlns and kings rather
lightly. In Lrnneueo county. Me., many
luldwin trees are dying, supposedly from
the effects of tlie recent severe winters,
It is estimated that tlie apple crop, as
whole, will be- below the average. In
central and southern sections fruit pros
pects aro still excellent. Strawberries am
beginning to ripen in extreme southern
portions; the blackberry and raspberry in
central parts are in blossom. Grape vines
arc In excellent condition. Cranberry
vines in Plymoutn county, Mass., wcro
slightly Injured by the frost ot Friday.
Vegetables Vegetables have Improved
with the advance of the week, though
many tender varieties, such as tomatoes
cabbages, etc., will need entire resetting
In gardens which were visited by the
frosts of tho week Lefore. Potatoes well
advunced did not suffer na much aa the
younger plants, which, in many localities,
were severely damaged. On low lands
many of the hardier vegetablta wire kill
ed. In central portions early pea are In
blossom, and farther south potatoes and
onions have generally rccelvtd their first
wicdiug and cultivation. Ihigs are Injur
ing hciiiio tomato plants, and rulwuiins
and flea beetles aro reported us being
1 i - numerous In e'remf southern
sections pens have set well, and potatoes
hue u.-'in to hud
Local Items of Interest From All
Parts of the Green Moun
HE NEWS BY COUNTIES
The Winooskl Valley, Village, ap North
from the Island la the Lake ta the
Pa.snmB.li-i Along Otter Ceek
ad by the Shore, of Whit
River Corered by Snc
Sheriff W. If. Cobb went to New Ittiven
Mills Saturday afternoon and arrested
Joseph Rivers, a resident ot this town,
and later he arrested Cora Dickenson,
wife of Oliiev Dickenson, at her homo on
Se mour street on a charge of adultery.
They are now confined In tlie county
C. O'lii-iin's tenm of Mungei street
driven by P. WiHicrall came Into town
with a load of hay Monday morning and
drove on the scales nt Kidder's tu weigh
and as the land wheels were nearly off
the scales the platform broke letting the
load down. After some little time they sue-
eeded In gtlting it out and started to its
iestiiialioii, Colonel Fletcher's, but they
were obliged tn unload It on another wag
on as the load was so big they could not
t it Into Hu- bam. It weighed G.iUi
Kn-Gov. J. W. Stewart and daughter.
.Miss Jessica Stewart, left tor New- York
city Tuesday and on Saturday next they
will sail for u several months' trip abroad.
The shipment of live stock from this stn-
tion to tho Brighton maiket Monday
morning consisted of three carloads of
cows and calves and one carload eif swine.
There was n good attendance at the local
markets Monday. Butter brought IS and
10 cents n pound nnd eggs It! cents per
dozen. Potatoes are going begging at '
cents per bushel.
Principal Kmest Shilling.? o.' the Mid-
dlebury grad.d school has sent In ins
resignation to the schr.-.d committee to
taue effect at the close of the ,T in. term.
Mr. SUIIIIngs experts to go to Uralntrce.
Mass., where he haF a position offered
Ti'ir. In a private school.
The buildings on tlie Dr. F.umer piacc
on South Pleasant street, recently bought
by Colonel Illsley for the site of the new
Baptist Church, are to he sold a' pi'bllo
miction next Wednesday at 2 p. in.
Clyde Hulbcit Is taking Joseph Cil
hum's place in tho store of A. Calhoun
Son during his nhseme abroad. He
sails to-day from Boston.
Mrs. Matilda H. Chamberlain has
been appointed administratrix and
Fred W. Chamberlain administrator of
the- estate of the late Charles II. Cham
berlain. Patrick Sinon and Patrick
Sullivan huvo been appointed commis
sioners. Sunday morning Chester Hawkins lost
i Percheron htnlllon, which he valued
at ft, no-), from sp.ismedlo colic.
News has been received of th, safe ar
rival in Glasgow, Scotland, ot the Ml sses
Kllza nnd Georglaun.x Davey, after a vov.
IRC of ten daya on the Mlintlc. They
report a mow storm and the passing of
several Icebergs and rough voyage.
Mr, and Mrs. G. AV. Beerwort have re
turned from a visit of several weeks at
their former home In Rlchfonl.
the Christian Kndeavor society of tho
Congregational Church held their regular
monthly business meeting with Principal
and Mis, B. C. Rodge-rs ut their home on
Klbow street Tuesday evening. Besld
the routine business, it was voted to send
a delegate from this society to Hie young
people's eonkrrnco nt Silver Bay, Lako
George, July 21 to So. A committee was
appointed to nominate this delegate and
report at the monthly meeting in July.
Money for the expenses of tho delegates
will be raised by a boat lido in tho near
future, sociables, etc.
i ae ni'v. M. i,. wooiscy is spending a
few days in New York city this week.
Mrs. Kdward Kngan is III.
Mrs. John Zottman and daughter,
have gone to New Jersey to visit
Xotlnian's sister. Mis. Crayon,
Mrs. Harvey Newton Is quite III.
I.. It. Isingsland Is in Builingtou for a
bliort visit to friends.
The bids for the construction of tlie
new water system worn opened Friday
evening, i no inns uingeei an tnc way
from about ?.i,nou to $70,000. At prts
ent writing no decision has been made
by Hie committee, F. II. Cr.in.lall of
Burlington was In town Friday and
Saturday on business connected with
tun uock siprings water company.
John Davis of Wlllshoro was tho guest
ot the ilson brothers last week.
Frank Patterson of Willsboro, N, Y,, Is
the guest of C, W, Corey. The follow.
Ing committee have been appointed to
take charge of the arrangements for
the Fourth of July celebration: c. ,
Henry. J. H. Jacobs, W. W. Hatch, B,
J. Clark and Arthur Lafayette. Tho
condition of Barbara Williamson, who
Is sick with spotted fever, Is no worse
nnd her friends nro feeling encouraged
about her. The Rev. O. C, Skaflo ro
turned from Albany, N. Y Friday
evening. Wlillu at the supper table
he received a telegram that Mrs, Skufte
was worse, and he returned to Albany
Sunday night. Miss Bertha Stewart con.
tlnues to Improve. Bristol voted no li
cense this year, hut It la far from be
Ins a dry town.
, it looiu now as though Bristol was
to have two water systems. Work Is
expected to commence on the new sys
tern lu (ibtiut two weeks, and tlie Rock
Springs Water compnny say they will
nut theirs lu Hist class shape. With
this and two lighting' plants, Bristol
will be in tlie swim .Mrs, J, B. Rider
nnd Mls Alle FnllnnMiee were In
Mlddtebuiv Satuiila.v Kighl members
of the local society ut -oiled the
Christian Kndeavor rally nt Mlddlebury
.Saturday. Mrs. Surah Dumas went to
Wnltsrield Memorial day to decorate
the gravn of her husband, .1. J, Dumas,
who was a member of Company A, 13th
Vermont regiment, The Rev, nnd Mrs.
Rhoads of Willsboro, N, Y have been
the guests of Mr. nnd Mrs. John Tatro
for several days. The Rev. G. C. Sknfte
re turned from Albany, N. Y Saturdny
night. He reports Mrs. Skafte In 11
nervous condition. It Is expected she
wit hnvo lo undergo another opera
tion Dr. 11. c. Tinkluim of Burling
ton was in town Sutidny with Dr. A, M.
Norton, He went to Lincoln and per
formed an operation for appendlcHs.
Hatch's orchestra, will furnish music
for Hie Woodman's bail nt Hunting
ton Centre Tttcdny evening. July 4.
Frank D. I'arr Is the business mnnager
of the American Institute of Normal
Methods, to bo hold at Morgan Park,
III.. July 1 1 -2S. Willis Gove of Green
Held, Mass., is lsltlng lil friends and
I datives here. W. II. fin vis of Middle,
buty, attorney for the construction
committee of the new water system,
was In town Monday. G. ft. Ort-.itt.
one of our old war veterans, is In poor
health, Troy Conferenco Academy will
play tlie Bristol A. A. at Riverside
Park ne:ct Friday afternoon. The Item
in the Free Press last week that Mrs.
Clarlsa Stewart wns to make her
homo with Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Whitney
wns Incorrect, She will remain with
her son. I. K. Stewart, Mis Ilattle
Blckford will lead the Christian Kn
deavor meeting nt the Baptist e'hurch
next Sunday. John Taggart and his
grandson, Karl, of Charlotte Wire
guests of his sister, Mrs. Sarali Dumas. I
over Sunday. Tlie Rev. C. N. Thomas
preached the baccalaureate s-rmon be
fore the graduating class at tlie Con
gregational Church Sunday evening in
stead of the Rev. G. C. Sknfte. It was
the regular union service; and the
church was well tilled.
Tlie Christian Kndeavor society of th-v
Itafitist Church held their annual busi
ness meeting Willi Mrs. J. B. Rider Mon
day evening. The following ofheeru were
elected: President, Mis Jennie II. Sr.er
win; vice-president. Miss Kate Stewart;
recording sicretary Miss Alia Conies;
corresponding secretary. Miss Hvrlyn Du
mas; ti'.isurcr, Krnest Beckham; organ-
jlsts, Misses Anna Cooley, Ooorgie. Pre',
j Blanche Jacobs, Mrs. S. P. Perry. Ira
Gove of Greenfield, Mass., Is visiting rela
tives ill town for a few days. Out of ;!1
pupils in tlie first primary room, Miss
Amy Sumner teacher, 24 have had the
mumps the past teim. Mrs. Chase Brooks
and Mrs. L. W. Hates went to Saranc
I.nke Tuesday. Mrs. Brooks goes for Hi"
benefit of her health, and Mrs Hates for
a vacation of four weeks. Commence
ment concert this evening in HolU-y hall.
Dr. Harold Williamson who has been as
sisting in the esro ot Ills sister, Bar
bara, who Is ill with spotted lever, re
turned to Burlington Tuesday. Her rela
tives continue to feel encouraged about
her. C. K. Munsill is on the list eif sick.
I.ibanus Lodge worked tli Fellow Craft
degree- Monday evening. Refreshments
were servi it at Hie close.
ihe ball game Tuesday afternoon .-.t
Riverside Park. Goddard Seminary vs.
Bristol A. A., resulted in a defeat for the
visiting team, .! to 4. F. 1 1. Crandull of
Burlington has charge of the repairs on
tho Rock Springs wnter system. At tho
(lie drill in tlie graded school Monday, the
pupils were out in one minute and 45
seconds.- Work has commenced on tho
extension of the electric light plant at
Rocky Dale, and tlie work will be pushed
from now on, Mrs. G. K. Cady and two
children of North ("reck, N. Y at" visit
ing Mrs. Cady's parents. Mr. and Mrs. D.
K. Meadcr. The tax bills for 1!1 liavo
been placed in the hflliiN of the town
treasurer for the town and Collector
Shot-win for the village and fire district.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Atwood and two chit-
dtcn, formerly ot Sturksiioro and recently
from California, are visiting Mrs. At-
wood'a parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Orvis.
Mrs. C. M. P-osworth and daughter
from Bristol spent a tew days at A. A.
Dourdnmn's recently. Presiding Lldcr
Dow prcu-ched very acceptably at the
Methodist Church Sunday. Miss Helen
Bosworlh of Bristol sang at the Metho
dist Church Sunday. Ati'Oii Sumner is
failtng.The ladles of St. Barnabas Guild
will meet with Mrs. W. II. Olmsiead
Vcdne'da nfternoon. A. A. Boardman
uns in Brardon last Friday Mrs. Dr.
Stafford und child of Kssex arc visiting
her people hi tills place. Mrs. Holllday
has returned aft-r speiiduig a week with
friends ill Nw Haven. Miss Jessie
Turner went to Addiscn Friday, where
she stayed with her friend, Miss Jessica
Millmartli, over Bui, day.
The Ladies' Foreign Mlsslorary society
met at Mr. Alice C. Martin's on
Wednctdny afternoon. Mrs. Cynthia
Mead and daughter. I..iiir.i, went to
Tiiftsville to attend the wdding ot' her
inphow, youngest son of Mr. and Mr.'.
William Brownell.-Miss Bertha Mallory
Is spending a short time at Mount Philo
Inn, M. F. Muzzy went to Burlington
Saturday to undergo a sii'-glcal operation,
.Mi-J, Afurzv ai-eoiiipann d iilm Mrs. May
Gigor, Mrs. Grac- Grnhnm, Mls
North! up and Miss Mitchell of Unrllnulon
were al tlie Mai tin House on Sunday.
Mr. Ditw, Ihe presiding elder, iiMended
the hist qtinrtertv conference whlih was
held lut Saturday. Mr. nr.ri Mrs. Carlos
Maithi kipd family spent Sunday at her
unole'n. Mr. Williams, in Chin !c tie.
Dr. Tinklldin of Burlington assisted hy
Drs. Norton und Briggs uf Bristol nper".
atfd upon Miss Maude Slple for appendi
citis Sunday morning. The operation was
a successful one and she is very comfort
nble. Archie Colby arrived homo from
Greenfield, Mass., Sunday morning. Mr.
and Mrs. Georgo Vnrney went to Walts
iiem Huna.iy. Atr. vnrney returned ut
night, but Mrs. Vnrney will remain some
weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Fleldcr.-
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tupper of Ferris
burgh visited friends in town over Sun
ilny. Mrs. A. T. Morgan returned Thurs
day night from a week's stay In Alhurgh
and Uurllngtnn-Mlss Curio Purlnton is
visiting friends In Boston and vicinity.
Tho Itov. .1. V. Thurston expects to attend
tho Free Baptist quarterly meeting in
Middlesex, which lusts over Suntluy, con.
Bcifuently thcr will be only Sunday
school rnxt Sunday. Whlls James King
was working on his place near Kdwlu
Mt-ader's u few days ago his horse be
en mo iriKhteneii una sturted for houn,
wnrn near l. S. Day s place they ennio
lu contact Willi K, Y. Turner's team and
weie thrown, one of King's homes break
Ing Us leg. Mr. Day relieved its suiter-
lug by shunting It .Mrs. Mary DavU ex
pects in go to the hojpltn) for treatment
(Continued u iind page)
PEACE UNDER WAY
Preliminary Negotiations between
Russia and Japan Have
PRESIDENT NOT MEDIATOR
He Act as "The Friendly Channel nl
f omiiiunli-iitloii" Russia Wants to
Know .Inpan's Terms The C fair's
Heply to the President's (If.
fer Is hi Washington.
Washington. June ". Piellnilnary peics
negotiations between Russia and Japan
are generally believed to be tinder way
and it Is conceded that President Uuos
veil in all probability will act not as 4
mediator, but as "the friendly channel ol
communication." There is us et no ejfTi.
clal admission Hint Russia has mecpteil
what Count Caslnl in his cablegram tj
Count Lamsdortf last, week lb-scribed :M
"Ihe offer of good will of the President."
iiltliough Instructions to the smbassado
me believed to have reached here to-night
In a long cablegram which reuehed th
Ri.sslan embassy eiulte lat" and war laid
before tlitambrisadni it'tcr heliad statted
to retii". After reading the despatch tin
ntnh.-iss.tdnr retired for the night at .in;
hour earlier 'ban usual. Alt that can ha
authoritatively said regarding tills cable
gram is that it concerned Count Cafcslul'g
cablegram of last week.
Immediately upon Ins return to ln lega
tion to night after a inna ecnfrer.ie with
Hie President, Mr. TnkuMrn. the Jap
aneie minister, begun the .n para 'Ion of
a despatch 10 h' government upon which
'ie was o"cupi-d urlil unite late. The I
i'it!'ui is loo delicate in this moment for
me to sny anything." the mlnistei re
marked. It can be stated that the Presi
dent through Mr. Tnkablr.i Is endeavor
ing to get some definite ulta r, sardhm
Japan's peace terms. Mr. Taknhlra is
Eivlng linn al! the ns-.ti.i,c that ho can,
bt.t the most he ran do is to inform hl
government of ttu President's wishes nnd
te- emphasize his personal conviction that
the President can be trusted absolutely
to guard Japan's legitimate Interests. In
deed, -t fortunate phase of the prestnt
situation Is that botli Mr. Takahlia and
Count Cas.-lni ar- personally convinced
of the l-resldent's absolute . lipirtlality
and sincerity of purpose In the dcllcats
undertaking which he has shculdtred.
At the White House up to a late hour it
was declared that the important cable,
gram from Mr. Meyer had not yet reach d
WANTS TO KNOW JAPAN'S TERMS.
Diplomatic Washington was to-night
aroused to a point of expectancy tin.
eiti.iiicd since the inception of the war in
Far Knst, by the news fiom St. I'e-
tcrsburg of the. Czar's wish to know Ja
pans peace terms. Tlie Associated Press
bulletin announcing the cabling of a nic.
sage to the Russian ambassador at Wash-
Ington and Paris that Russia wished ta
know Japan's peace terms was Immedi
ately communicated to the diplomats musf
It was not long before the Russian
embassy was beseiged with callers,
but tho ambassador was without ad
vices on thn subject, though for sever
al days past he has been anxiously
awaiting nn acknowledgement of his
cablegram detailing his conversation
with the President last Friday.
Count Cassini has not yet made an
appointment at tho White House.
The Instructions to Ambassador
Meyer vlio, called at T.a-skoe-Selo to
day did not provide for a formal ten
der of good office.
While it Is impossible to give their
text they may be correctly parapliased
in these words:
"Find out from the Czar what wt
can do to assist an early peace."
MEETING IN ST. PETERSBURG
Ambassador Meyer Called oa the Csav
Prospects of Peace Believed to
?t, Petersburg. Jur.c S-L30 a. m With
Ambassador Meyer's delivery to the Em
peror yesterday afterncon of President
Roosevelt's inesaage tendering his good
orbits, the prospect of the President'
effoits to bring tho belllKtients together
lu peace negotiation is be'leved to be tils,
It Is f-nuull exldent that the situation
is a delicate one. Ambassador Meyer
whin seen bv the Arsoi iatcd Press to
niyht absolutely declining to say a word
Hoarding his Ist to tho Tkjrske.&cio,
thu inl.siou with which lie is charged or
tlie Kmperor's response.
The renter of Interest is again trans
fened ha ok to Washington. 1 011m Cas.
rinl ha doubtless received l-istri'ctlona
from the Kmperor, Hnwcrr. It will prob.
ntily require some little time to finally
circ.de whether success shell cinirn the
President's efforts to end thi war.
The fact of Ambassador Meyers visit
to Tsarltoe Selo is thus far known only
In the higher official circles, many dlpio.
mats even being entirely unaware of this
important event: but where it Is known
It has created intense interest.
In the meantime there Is not the slight
est surface Indication of any change In
the situation regarding the continua
tion of the war.
Preparations lo send additional troops
to the front continue. A further mob.
Illzatlou in the province of Moscow la
A WARLIKE RUMOR.
Reported the Tsar la Nut Iteady to Auk
Vienna, June 7, It Is learned her
to-night that the Russian government
hits Informed its diplomatic repiv.
sentatlves abroad, Including Count
Casslul, the umbassadoi- nt Washing
Ion, thill tlie Unit) for Russia to con
elude pence lias not yet come, and that
when il does nrrlve. Russia will open
peace ne sollations with Japan Inde
pendent uf foreign intcrt ciuion.