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VOL. LXXIX. NEW SERIES VOL. LI. BURLINGTON. ' VTM THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1905. NUMBER 49 O.E. S.C0NVENTI0N Officers Installed at Closing Ses sion in Brattleboro Last Evening. GRAND CHAPTEfeTATlSTlCS Cain during Past Ye and 403 Members rers Death of . One Chapter (rand Oltl- Sherburne, I.eglslH- Sr Member of ture from 'pomfrel. 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. Jnhnshury. 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. rrnmlnent 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 vicinity. U. S. COURT ADJOURNED. wrei.ions iirturned at the Session In Newport. .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 ness. 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 was taken. 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 tence. 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 tor 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 white liberty silk ii ml carried a bouquet of lltles of ra tried 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. Johusbury. 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 tint of the Industrial School nt 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 Manstlcld 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 New nt 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 in rs. 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 row morning. 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 .oweil, Mass. 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 until to-morrow. 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. BRIDGMAN-COMSTOCK. Prelly June Wedding nt St. Johusbury Velerdny. 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.. .Ion. 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 sions. 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 benefits. 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 he district. 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 for fodder. 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 slmrl, 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 T. Local Items of Interest From All Parts of the Green Moun tain State. 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 clal Corrrspoaitatfe ADDISON COUNT! MIDDLEBURY 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 Jail. 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 pounds 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. VERGENNES. 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. Ada, Mrs. I.. It. Isingsland Is in Builingtou for a bliort visit to friends. BRISTOL. 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. EAST MIDDLEBURY. 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. NORTH FERRI8BURGH. 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. LINCOLN. 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 Begun. 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 the President. 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 the 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 interested. 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 B Brighter. ?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, tiucily brighter, 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 unnounced. A WARLIKE RUMOR. Reported the Tsar la Nut Iteady to Auk for Peace, 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.