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BURLINGTON. VT., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1005. NUMBER 22 COLLEGE MEN HERE Biennial Province Convention of the Phi Delta Theta Fra ternity. MANY DELEGATES PRESENT Address of Welcome lilrnl ttueklinin f crinont sslth Pcnnn.il inula Men A t tercet by 1'res .'nlserslly of rnnscs by Amherst net. C ir The biennial conve 'p, i of Alpha prov ince of the Phi Delta Thctu fraternity opened Tuesday tinier nurplclous cir cumstances, tho opening ljutI nos,s session icing held at nino o'clock In thr morning uul tho iluy closing with a banquet in tho ivculng. In attendance at the rnnvculiou uro delegates of thr 1!) college- which innl.r up ibis province- of the fraternity, besides the numbers iif the local chapter ami many of tho ulumril and undergraduate numbers of the Wi moot Alpha chapter of the I'liivcrsity of Vermont, under whoso tiusplics I ho convention Is being held. J'he delegates and others present In the c i j for tho convention cotnptiso n ri'pre sci tullvo body of college men, acting for about 4M fraternity mm in the following college and Institutions. Jlctiill 1 Diversity, Monltcal, Canada, Colby College, .Maine, N -w Hampshire. SI t, College, Durham, X. II.. the Unl-i.i-in- of Vermont. WillimiH College, Amherst College. Brown Fnlversity, Cor in II Fnlvrrslty. Vnioit College, Colgate, Syi-icuse Pulversity, Lafayette, Pennsyl vania College, Dickinson, the Cnlvcrsity of Pennsylvania, Lehigh and Pennsylvania t-tatc. Kai.li institution is allowed one delegate and In addition to these tf.rro are several r.lhor fraternity members from these col leges. Ht'SINESS SESSION. The convention began at nine o'llc.cU with a business session held m the Ma sonic Tonplo hull. The session was open ed by i. 1. Foster, vice-president of the fraternltv, and professor of romance language.! at rennsykania State College. Vice-President poster introduced Presi dent Puckham of the University of Ver mont, who delivered the opening address of welcome, to which responses were mado bv J. G. Wilson of Pennsylvania Ht.itij College and Arthur MoHae of Amherst Collese. A iihort recess was then taken and the irec.tttig win reopened with nn address by Vice-President Pouter n presiding of ficer of the convention. The convention committees nnd officers were then ap pointed and the business of the. conven ton was begun. At noon the session ad journed unttll ninu o'clock this morning. ISIFNNI AL 15ANQIK r. At Hie lilennial banquet, which was held Tnesdn evening at h: 'M in the Van Nets House, CI college men gat d iwn to a hearty lepast. There were present 2J col-hi-j men. Including the delegaus from colleges e.utsielo this State and 3.j gr.ul natf.s and undcr-gradii.itcs of the I'nivcr sity or Virtuopt. Iniring tho serving of the banquet Hiker's orchestra furnished music After tho tables had bei u cleared i.nd the cigar-, lighted, the i "st-pr.indiul exercises were begun, T. C. Chiney. Ver ini.nlii Alpha, lsl, acting as li-.istinditcr. rnllowmg was the Pst nf toasts: 'Alpha Province," by ThiMlmv M. Oar don, New Hampshire Alpha, Dartmouth, tin ms of IC'nC. 'The J'rat.rioty Man and His College," b .1 Hubert Itubln. New York Epsilon, Conn II I n.veij, eli.ss nf j'njt. 'Stray Thoc.L-hf," by S. Ilolilster Jackson, Verm mt Alpha, University of Veiinoiit cl iss of lf;.. "iet There," i,v Arthur .M. MeCrillis, IMe.di Nh nd Alpha, Itrovvu I 'rii rrrity, i iss of i'i7. who is h'storian of t Jtu fra tui'ty v until. 'Ms nf tho 011111:111011," ,y ( ( L.i (hlaiid, -juebe,. Ali'ha, .Mciiill Cni Ml'.-Us. (lass ol Jnt, Tim ihlegaKs present at the bamiuet ie Phillip Latchcller Paul of Dart month. Charles P. chlpman of Colby r. 'ge. 13. Oraham "VVIIson of l.ufnyctte .?'lr, ,''' ,i,l,rl,"f "f Uiekinson ' ollege, 11. DoiiRherty of I.ehlgh Pnl. W" ' 1 ' w- W,li,,cv of Syracuse 1'nl vcslty. .Syracuse. N. y., K. A. SIoTlnc of Amherst College. Amhrst, Mhsk K v Muhlenberg of Oettyshurjf College ('3,.',.' t.vsburg. P.i. ; (i. 1:. jons.er of MtGlU 1 nlversit.v. .Montreal, Can.; nmu ,,,, Alllanee of Cornell I'nlverslly, Ithaet N V., A, It. Midlow of tlm i;ulveisit'y of Pennx.vlvaula. Philadelphia, pa ,Mul A Y. Ileaion, Pennsylvania tnlc' Col If ge. other college men present f,f,m out of tho fitato were: Arthur M. WcCrll I is of Brown University, Providence, r. J ; J. Robert Aulln nnd F. V. Harris of Syracuse Unlverlty, W. R. PJem,,c end Irving I Foster of Pennsylvania Btate ColloBe, Klmore MuK Fleming nnd layman Iauchland of MrOIll Pnl vernlty, Montreal; Thurlow M. Gordon, W. O. Kennedy and James W. Wallaco of Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. j. Alumni nnd tindersrraditat members of the fraternity In the University of Vermont who were present were; George M. Sabln, William M. Rose, A. F. ParHons, Ralph F. Perry, M. It, Peck, H, A. Edson, H. IT. Wotson, C. W. Guptll, Arthur T. Applcton, Charles W. Ing-alls, Arthur U Owen, R. U Water man, W. W, Houston, W. M. Rouse, F, II. Smith, R. G. Ramsdell, Ji H. Law ton, W. Hollis Child, Charles A. Bmlth, JC. D. Hua'c, P. A. Dewy, Oeotge K. lurrls, Jena l J. Sinclair, Milton V. Pierce, Forrest W. Kehoe, It. 11. Gremi, M. V, Andrews, F. O, Sinclair, '62, Kd inund C Mower, '2, und C, II. Mower, II of thin city; F. Harnb.v Leach of itlchford. HUta'a Attorney R Ilolllster Jncltson of Barre, 'J'lionias (.'. Cheney, 'HI, of Morrlsvllle; George AV, Hum, hi, of Niagara Fa I In, N,' T,: If. E, Cillilllllghiini of Malone, N, V U A, Muiihiiii of .Morrlsvllle, II. R. orny of Cambridge, M. I ft Mneelc of Hlielburne, end II R Chess vi I'Ht.burg, Pa, OHAROE -OF MANSLAUGHTER W. W. U'hltp, nn nnd tinnghler to II Tried fnr Decent Dentil from Wnnil Alcohol. Ulehfonl Nov. ;7,-Vnll.iie W. Wh!te, 11 drugged, hl nn Allium, nnd dniigh tcr. Kmi, were iiliestni to.il.ij. cliiirged with nmnsbnighlei In eiunlnir the dealli by iolonlhtt of llitee prrntis, Mr. White nnd sou nre thnrsed with ruining thr death of Mary l.eprotidenrof St. Armnnd, f)ne. Another warrant iliinges tho fnth er. son nnd dau'shtcr with causing the death of .Mai shall S. Smith nnd a llilnl ,'illec.es ninnslaitchler nitnlnsl White nml on 111 eni'slng the death nf Nelson Hoys ton. II Is rlntrscd li the police Mint these death nci'e ciiuseil by v ood alcohol sold, It l alleged, by White and children, who iieted as eletks In the pharmacy. 'J he. alcohol was purchased last week and fitnlth nnd Itoyston died Friday, a few hours lifter drinkhu: the liquid. Mrs. T.c- geondeur succumbed Saturday. ''hey were glve.n 11 preliminary hearing I efore- Justice Arthur McKlnney and W W. White was placed under JI.EIW bonds find tlv ;on find daughter tinder $I,WA each. They were then arraigned on the choice of llleg'il snle of Intoxlcat- ting lleiuor nml W. W. White placed tin ier iVA bonds, the son .".(K) nnd the datit'hter 4f) for appearance hefore the Franklin enunty court. Allium White, the fain, succeeded In getting bnil to-night, and was released, but the father nnd daughter were turned ner to the custody of Deputy Sheriff P, II. Piinrneiif of this place nnd Luke, p, Martin of Montgomery. Dr. II. A. llogue. this morning took In charge for examination by tho State laboratoiy of h.vglene at llmllnglon, the following specimens: A bottle found at the home of Marshal! II. Itllss, from which It Is supposed he 'drank before lip dlid; also two bottle? from tho home of NcImw 1'. Hoyston, containing the same stuff; a bottle found at tho home of As.i Wills, from wbT.'h he says lie drank; a bollte from which Mrs. Mary l.cgioudcur drank: a comb, the properly of Mrs. Itllss and worn In her hair nnd upon which, was rubbed fen- a licadnebe, some nf tho stuff Hint her luisbutul drank; one can containing the slomneh of Unyston and a can containing the stomach of M. S. Itllss. The Rev. I". Itarnby Loach, chairman nf tile board of license commissioners also took to Hurllngton for test and examination, ,1 bottle belonging to Carml I'ettv, full of liquid sold by Allium White to Petty, as alcohol, on the same day that a ll!ie appearing liquid was sold to William Petty by White, from tho use of which William Petty Is now stone blind. STIl.lt OTIIKI! VICTIMS. Asa .Mills one or the. .sufferers was much worse to-day and may die at any time. Henry Clink is suffering from tho same symptoms observed in others, who drank of Uf concoction purchased at White's. RumoiK are current in town that there arc other cases of like nature in town, which have occurred heretofore nnd which from pride, shame and other rcasems bavo been concealed nnd hushed tip. The Whlto family appear to be very much broken up; Mrs. White appeared at tho examination of tho rncmhera of her family, remaining until she was so brd ly unstrung and affected, that she was led from the room and a physician sum uuned to attend her. "A" JUDGE START'S SUCCES- SOR. A Argument fur Viirlou ( Hmllilatcit Mndc llefurr tinv. Ilell. Montpelier, Nov. .To-day in the par lors of the Pavilion Hotel, fur nearly thrte nours tiovernnr Hell listened to tho friend of the candidates for tho va cancy on the supreme bench caused by the deatli of the late .Indue II. I!. Stmt of llnkcrsfleld. A delegation from Rutland county, head ed by ex-Gov. K. J. Oiinsbcc eif Itrandon, presented the claims of Judge F. M. ltut ler of Rutland em the train coming to Montpelier this morning. The governor gave tills delegation a hearing at that time to enable them to take a leturn tliilll at Montpelier .liirn Hon, which however, they were unable to do because of belated connections. Kx-Oovcrnnr OrniHhce, with Judge .1, A, Merrill and K. II, O'Brien ol Hulland urgid the candi dacy of Judae liutb r. The delegation from Franklin county In favor of Col. A. A. Hall of St. Albans was headed by Fuller . Smith of that eil,. Mr. Smith spoke earnestly in favor of Colour I Hull, Probate Judge (. N. Kelt on of St, A I bun presented petitions for Colonel Hall signed by UK) lawyers and 1,000 business men and eitizeiM, II, A. Hurt of Swanton, J, K. Curtis of St. Albans town, Olln .Mer rill of Knoshurgh Falls and C. W, Uules of Franklin also spoke, for Col onel Hall. Tho delegation in favor of John W. Redmond of Newport, the present 10 porter of supreme court decisions, was headed by ev-Governor Joslah (trout of Derby, others who spoke in favor of .Mr. Redmond were e..-(iovi.riinr C. S. Page of Hyde Park, 1 J. A. Cook of Newpn't, K. II. Deavlll of Montpelier and It. W. Ilulhuiri of Hyde Mark. A numerous delegation fiom Orleans e nunty urged the p ppoii.lnient of V . W. Miles of Uarton. F. W. I aldwln nf liur ton was chairman of tills delegation, und others who spoke for Mr. Milch wre. f-enator c. S, Sinner of llartmi, 1'', c, Williams of Newport, T, D, Thompson of St. Jo'insbury. W. A. Lord of Mont pelier, link K. "bailing "f Chelsea and Slate Auditor Horace I7. Graham. The Hon. Alexander Pui.nrtt 'irilved on the noon train and In a private Inter View with tho governoi r unintended und i.rsed the appointment of Harry illodgntt of St. Johnsbuiy to fill the vacancy. Al though no one appe-ared at the hearing fur W, A. Ioitton of Harelwltk. Governor Till Hinted to the. representatives of the prefs tliut ho had received before he left home siiveral communications from prom inent men nf the State urglris him to :ip. point Mr Puttoo. IIOI'SH AND RAILS' HPIINRD. tlMitthj'-nio, Nov, CT. The house and barn bdonglr.g to 'M. I, Reed at Vernon were demtroyed by Hit in Sunday night. Mr Heed several ye-urs ago was a Statu fuiatnr. I.Ol'DI.Y URK"?KD. fhotmnlter Da u Urmw why that gentleman's shns creak? Tailor No., why? "Kecnttso ho liitsn't p.ild fn" thein," ''That's po, reason-lt It wete, his eoat would croak, too." HI CilendaHn i.v. I mini T. Local Items of Interest From All Farts of the Green Moun tain Itate. THE NEWS BY COUNTIES The tvlaooskf Taller, Villages ay North From (he Island la th Lake to the Passnsnpale, Along Otter Creek and by the Shores of Whltr stiver Corered hy Spe cial Correstoadeatst ADDISON CODNTY MIDDLEBUR7. Cards have been received in town an nouncing tho wedding of Miss Josephine Harlow of Northampton, Mass., to Fay C, Warren of this place. Tho ceremony occuried in Northampton on Wednesday, the Bud. Mr. nnd Mrs. Warren will bo at the Addison after January IS. The bilde is the daughter of Mr. and Mr. Osro Har low of Northampton. The groom Is con nected with the Middlebury IMeetrlo Light company as glilef electrician. There was a fairly good attendance upon the local produce market Monday, but the market was somewhat dull and t lie prices for butter and eggs remained the same as were paid laat week, that is. from IS to 21 cents per pound for dairy butter and from to 33 cents per dozen for eggs. Potatoes still command 73 nnd W cents a bushel nt whole sain, but good judges think they will bo cheaper very soon. There were only two carloads of live slock shipped from this station Monday morning. Ono of them was made up of lambs and veal calves and wont to New York. Tho oilier was composed, of cattle and poultry and went to the Rrlghtoti mr.rket, Hoston. Erwin G. Piper accom panied the. ltoston consignment. There arc unclaimed letters nt the local postolIlcR addressed to tho following par lies: Miss Reatrlce Cllne, Miss llattic Forest, Mls M. M. Cammncrr, .Mrs. Ott, Miss M. Guile, Sylvanus Heane, Henry Renatid, George A. Warren and II. C. Slnrnin. Tho llrandon Italian Marble company arc having quite large additions made to their working plant, which will Include a BO-foot extension on tho rear of tho main mill, with four new gangs of saw.s nnd a similar extension of tho finishing shops. The calculation Is thai this work will be coinpletcel by nbout the middle of Jan uary. The young ladies of the PI Rota Phi so ciety very pleasantly entertained about Ho of the college boys of tho various fra ternities at their rooms in Hie Itattell block Saturday evening. Tho evening was spent in whist. Interspersed with reci tations nnd music. Pir. and Mrs. Whlto chaperoned the party. W. F. Hammond, manager of the r.read Loaf stock farm, returned recently from Illinois, where lie purchased four very fine marcs of the famous Goldsmith Malil blood, to be used for breeding purposes. William Hammond of New Yoik city is in town for a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hammond of .South Pleasant street. VERGENNES. Dr. K, If. Lano and son, Harold, of Bridgcwatcr were guests of his brother In-law, I Jr. F. C. helps, Thursday even ing, on their way to Rurllngton, where Dr. Lane and tamlly will reside. About 12 tons of poultry was shipped from this station Friday morning, or tills iniount W. R. Hristol it Co., had about nlrii! tons, about ."1 tons of which wero turkeys; Joseph Carter Co., bad one und one half tons; James Donaway licit pounds, and other parties had small lots. Price for turkeys ranged from 22 to 2S cents per pound, chickens, 12 to 10, fowls 11, geeso 1.1, and ducks 13. Tho prices on turkeys were disappointing to raisers, iis they expected to receive more-. II. H. Goodaie, who has been confined to tho bed for tho past six weeks, is now able to sit up. National Hank Ilxamiiier F. L. Fish lias completed his seini-aiiniial exainlna tious of the national banks of this State and eif Cerkshirc and Franklin counties in Massachusetts. T. N. Porter, an employe of tho Huston & Maine railroad, Filchhuig division, is at home for two weeks, recovering from tho re'Siilts of an iiceldent sustained while trying to board a freight car near Athol, Mas--. Peter King, who has been carrying on the John Douglas tar 111 for the past three yeais, is moving to Middlebury. Clifford Patnaud and Lewis Lishnway have taken the farm jointly this year to begin In March, and Mr, Lashawuy has moved to tho place and will caro for it until that time. II. A. Lee. is suffering fiom a painful burn on the right sldo of his neck and the whole length of his tight arm, caused by the occidental upsetting of n pall of boll Ing wattr which ho had just set out to cool for drinking purposes. A daughter wns recently born to Mr. ami Mrs. Iru burroughs of Charlotte, former well-known residents of this vicinity. BRISTOL. Tho home of Mr, and Mrs. J, R, Kll- burn on North street was tho scene of n very pleasant gathering Wediresdny Nov. 2.', when George 'Albert Rtisaell and Miss Rcuu lie lie 'alalia 11, both of Hut lliifvluii wero united In inarilugo by the Rev. Hllas Perry. The bride Is a graduate of tho ll'btul high school und th groom uttenilcil the school here, und Is now in tho medical Uepartiiiuut of tui 1'. V. M. They will renldo in Iluillng. ton nflor a. short wedding trip. Tho topic for tho Christian Kudcivor service at tho lluptlst Church next Sun day evening will bo "Our Olio Kxcusc"; .Miss lluttin Hlckford, lender. -Mlfs Je n me Slierwln enter!. iiu il her Sunday r-ehoiil class :tl home on Mnu'it.ii.i ineuuc Kaltiidviy aflcnioju. Itrfifbhipcnts nut served nnd tho children had a fine, time. County F.xatnhKr Unyce hui fifteen embryo school teachers rresent for exam ination Friday and Satin day. Yh ladles of tho Raptlst Church will hold a sup. per and sale nf use ful nnd fancy articles In 1he near future. Mrs. Fred Richards nnd children went lo Rutland tnr.t Friday to nttend tho funeral nf tr relative G. R. Uulnatt iif Hartford, Conn., is in town, called here by tho ijcnth of Kugenn White. County Wat den J. s. Chandler of Itlpton was It. town last Saturday looking up tho mutter of tho finding of the) two dead deer last week, R npponrs that Lewis and Dwiro skinned tire deer without first giving notice to the. proper authorities. The funeral of Mugeno White wns held from his lato hoino on Rltcr r.trret Sunday afternoon. There was n large attendance of relatives and friends. The Hov, O. R. Wilson eifflclated. Unrlnl wns In Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. H. L. Rivers and pun, Leon, are visiting rela tives In town. Llbanus Lodge conferred I ho 1''. C. Degteo on once candidate Saturday nlght.-MIss F.thcl Tucker Is spending her school vacation at homo from Salisbury, s, , nttend the fnne.rjl of Kugene White. MIsh Gena Chnpln visited Miss Mattle Cox nt Kssex Junction ovor Huriday.--C. W. Norton has been chosen county grand juror for tbn December term of tho Addi son county court. Mrs. ejeorgo Gould of Morrlsvllle and daughter, Lou, are. guests of Mr, ard Mrs. W. M. F.irr for Thanks giving. Letters advertised In the local postofflco for Mrs. Gin Gritrin. Oulsldc repairs nre being made 011 tho Cleason tenement house on Mountain avenue. Home small leaks have been found on the lino of tho water works In Lincoln, which will bo remedied in u. few days'. A wire fonco Is now being built around I be village reservoir. Thanksgiving tur keys ntn! chickens are 28 nnd 1.1 cents n pound. Milton W. lliown delivered his lecture on "Tho Sttperlluous Man" hefore a large arid appreciative audience In Holley hall Friday evening. H wns the first to be given In aid of the It. II. H. R. S. Avery has been elected inptain of the base ball team for Wt.--The large chandelier In Holley hall fell about eleven o'clock Sat urday morning. Nearly eery lamp wa broken and the. frame work badly twisted. The ball was crowded Friday night nnd if it had happened 'hen some line would have been Injured -C. II. Munsill and Frank fJ'Nell have been chosen to sirve as petit jurors at the December term of county court. Henry Sweet and George Phillips of IJni oln wero arrested Satur day morning by Deputy Slier Iff G. S. Fan and Constable R. S Smith anil brought here. They were i barged with a. breach of the pcaco and as-anlt on L. Orcutt and wife. They Were in ought before Justice H. P. Sherwin waived examination and wero bound over to county court in t lie sum of $ 100 each. Hail was furnished In Sweet's case by J. II. Rcuu nnd Sweet went bail fnr Phillips. Tho next meeting of. the outloole club will be held with .Mrs. Norton Deeeruber S: Roll-call; "Frcn.h Chaiities" "Lesson Review," leader. Jlis. Perley; "Richelieu and His Power," Mis. T.lusdey; reading. "The Reds of FIcur- le-Lys." Mrs. ISnyn ton. Mrs. A. II. cons of Whiting visited relatives hero J' .i.iiy nnd Tues day. Mrs. A. If. Mun.-iil went to Maliuie, N. V., Tuesday. John BnMioy and George Andrews' with their fumlllea have mov ed to the Norton tenement 011 Munsill avenue. Mrs. H. L. Rivers and sou have returned homo to liurlingtnn. The grad ing, etc., about the reservoir is com pleted, Dainiston A- ( o have shipped their truck wagons, carts, tools, etc., to Rochester, N. V.. and "Isewln-re. MONKTCN. I). P. McKntee left for the West Tues day. Mioses Anna nnd Ruble MeMute-c are homo from Pioctor. Mrs. 1. II. Mceeiic is able to lie about on crutches. F. If. Dean nnd wife returned from Nebraska last Mond.iv, Clarence Carpen ter Is able to bo out of doois daily. Mrs. D. P. McIIntee. and Mrs. M. llutchins Mrs. J. 13. Collins and Mrs. W. C. Dona hue, were In Vergennes We-dnesilay. Mrs. W. H. Geo visited her sister In Mast Monkton Wenlne-day. Miss Sadie McCucn of Rurllngton is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. C. Donahue -Clarence Wlssell of Pittsburgh, N. V is In town. BRIDPORT. Datus Rice and Charles Wheeler spent Sunday In Burlington. Mrs. Jcnnlo. bur ton Is on tho sick list, Mr. and Mrs. Pratt Tjrrcll of I-'errisLurgh spent Sun day nt C. F. Palmer's. The Nichols fac tory has commenced making butter, Mrs. P. I. Norton is III T. D. Sunderland, who has been III In bed. Is et nvulesee nt. Tho Methodist lailles realized about SI0 at their sale lust week -Mrs. Mmma llibbanl Is under the doctors cat e. The ladles' seie-iotv of the Cngri g itlunal Church will hold their fair on the ceilings of December 11 and 1.1. RIPTON. The school in district No, 2 taught by Miss '1 borne closed I'liday, She will teach Hie whiter te-rm in the same district, Miss Knimn. Hallnck or Staiksboiu e-Ioscd a very successful term of si hool in dls ti let No. .1 Wednenlay Hie mil or honor is as i'oIIows: Theise having no absent marks: nihil Ikcinan; tho-M- having nb- sent mm ha bill 110 Im ily marks we-rn Nina Rceiuau, Nora Heenmn, Kilni Hce. man, Jennie Lino, llleanor Devoid, Chauncey Rei man, Floyd Norton. .Mrs, .John Robliliis ii slik. Dr. While Is nt lending her.-Mr. ami Mrs. c, p, itoynton ate rejoicing over Ihn at rival of n nine. poiinil giil the Jlth.-Uordon and Nina Murry are (.pending the winter in Keene, N. II. -Amherst Noble of Townsliend is m town- Mis II J Uceman Is spending the week at 1 1 Rlehaid's in Middlebury. W. S. Huntley nnd sen, Winflcld, spent last week in Huston.--II, L. Day and Mrs. W. S. Huntley attended Hie funeral of Mr, Pertridgn In Knst Middlebury W'eilnesday. The stage to Hancock will stop tho last day eif tills mouth and will not continue until the first of May. NORTH FERRIBBURGK. Harvey O. Mnrliu has gono to Cam bridge, Muss., to sperrd Thanksgiving giving week at tho home, of Walter Clallln, Tint funeral of thu daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ross, who ilh'd 011 Filduy wus held at )u-r homo on Mon day. Thu Iiitermcnl was nt Ku.t Char lotteJames Dcau has received his ap pointment us mail cu'ilcd 011 thu route recently travelled by Walter Lervls. Tho ladles of the Methodist Church will hold 11 rummago sulo at Allen hall orr Wednesday afternoon and etvcultig, Dec. I. Refreshments Will bo served at the tegular supper hour. Contributions of all kinds are enrnistly sollcled to lie left 1 Continued on second I'agr.) SUSPECT in. Body of John Reagan Found be. side the Raiload Track near Brattleboro. WAS DRAGGED UP BANK Pbyslelnns Miy Hir Man Was tlenil Ire fnre rindy l'n l.efl beside the Track Tuo I'll tints Mere iillli the Man Nunilny Mglit Held riR HneirK. lir.itllelmro, Nov. 2i!. Surrounded by evidences that may lead to suicide, ae. cldent or murder, tho body of John Reagan, Willi the skull crushed In, the tight uriii mutilated and one leg broken, was found lifeless this morning at the side of the tracks of the Huston nnd Maine railroad 11 rhort distance above tho W est River Iiridse. The body was discovered by I!. M. Allen, who wus em his way to nls day's work In tho Suitor factory. Near the body lay tho man's cap and the cap or sonic other man. There were also Indlou Hons that tho body had been dragged up the bank nearby unil left hesldo the track. These, two facts aroused suspicion or foul play nml al the request of the town select men an Inuue-t was held over the body before Ju.-licc R. c. Racon. The the finding of a. human leg at a was to the effect that the man had not been killed by a tialn but tli.it he was dead before be- was dragged up the bank anel left beside the track. The wound on tin- man's skull cvtendcel directly back from his forehead and appeared to have hern indicted by a sharp Instrument which laid the skull open. Tho hearing was continued until to-morrow morning. James Shea and John Don ovan, two chums of Reagan, were known to have been with him on Sunday night and they will lie held as witnesses before tho hearing to-morrow. It is known that Reagan hail bought liquor nt n mad house across the New Hanipliire line. He was soini'What eif a drinker nnd the popular suspicion is that be was killed In a drunken row on Sunday night. The body has been taken to the under taking rooms of M. J. Mor.m and made ready for burial. INSPECTION OF FINANCE. Annual llepnrt nf the Bunking Depart ment of Stole of emiont. Inland Pond. Nov. 27. Luther A. Cobb, Inspector eif lln.inie, has Insure! bis annual report eif the banking department ef tho Slate of Vermont with e'crtlfleil statements of the condition ol the sav ings banks, trust companies, Hiilldlng ami Loan associations, and the foreign banking company doing business In the St Ue-, for tin- year ending June; J", l:i", It Is summarized as follows. The number of savings banks and trut companies now in active operation is forty-live. of which twenty-two are. i inliial savings banks and twenty-threo are trust companies. This Is an Increase nf three trust companies during the year. The following Institutions hating open ed for business since the last report: Swanton Savings Hank anil Trust Co., opened September 20, IPtM. The Central Savings Hank it Trust Co., March I, 190.1, nnd the West Rutland Trust Co., 011 June 15. 1!V,. SAVINGS RANK DU POSITS. The teital depositis of the savings bunks and trust companies on June &, 19').1, wus to,iTl,fi07,ii, which is an Increase, of j:,tl3,i,1t!.7l during the jear. Of these de posits, savings banks held $3l.2tt3,917.?ti, and trust companies. .1,1.P7,SM'.!J. The savings banks show l,Vit,S71.:!l and the tt uit companies ?SiS,S7l.3s increaso 101 the j ear. The- number of depositors Is now 114.338, a gain of 1,47.1. There are J2ti.l.".S resident elepo-ltois und 1S.17IJ non-resident. The resident eleposllors have Increasid 3,u(t and the the non-roildent f'ii7. Tin- ,1111011111 011 de-posit by the residents is itl.UJI, yy-.W, an hurcasn of $I.SO-S,44'.li, while tin! non-residents am deposl tins to Hie amount of J7,fS5,2a2.9U, which is an Increase' pf JI3S'C'1.".7I. The nveruBo deposits for all depositors Is $U2.tS, an increase of $ii.:!i. The average deposit for one It resident depositor Is J227.CO, an Increase of $ti.ti3. The average tor the mm. residents Is J 131. 47. air Incri'.iiie of 71, eent each. i)f tlie deposits .-,,n'K.,i are nudi liv IW ilepusilot h who have in each case deposits in exeiss of l2,Hl,IO, The total resources of the banks are now !.'.;:,!:;2 .1'lt.sT, 1111 increase of J.l,iw.2,;.'i,ii7 for the yo'ir. i lM'ST CUM PA NIKS. The s.iMiss banks nnd trust mm. p inlcs have surpltM and proilts of 'i,102,. pe."1S. which Is an increase of 41u.2I3.iV, lor tuo year. The surplus 11 ml profits are now 1: 2S-100 p,i- ci-ni. of 1 he deposit. The surplus unil profit of the savings banks arc J.'.2."N,7H.i;. an increase ol j;e.',- The trust companies siuplus and prolits are Jsr.!,:!:2.M, un Increase of J112,K1,42. The banks have paid taxes during the year amounting to iw.m,-;. The saving's banks have p.ilel 1230,3.11.97 of this amount, which Is un Incie.isc nf :,I25.11. Tics trust companies huvo paid I?3,UI9.75, which is fr32.75 more than they paid lust year, The expenses (exclusive of tuxes) of the savings banks and trust companies for the year have been $2.18,904.211, an lnciea.ie of Jti',s72C0 over the expensed of liic pro ceding year. The) expense of the savings banU.i were $137,073.70. nil ii.crons.? of $ll,0!t9.78. Tlio eApeiiHi-.-j of the It list loinpmilt Were $l2l,::J'.li;, wiilch is uu iucreutc ot s,;;j.2.'. Tho nvemjis exjiciuo fur each one thousand dolUis ($1,000.00) of UeposUls WVS $1.2), ail IlliTeuse of fifteen cents (J.ir..) Tho average expense feir each une thousand tlollsrs (tl,oao,il of eleposltx of ettNlngs banks was $l,i'2, nn Increase of sivti-e 11 rent (,$,ii.) The au'tvgc i.viicnji v each oiiv lluun. 1 end riollata (tl.ert.OO) deposits of trust companies was M, hii Iticiesi o' thlileeu cent 'I ($.11) oirr the pit ceding year. A VKRAUK OF DIVJDKKDS. The' Hnvltig.1 bnnlts mid' trust eonipan les hme paid dividends to depositor Hie past year of $ I,. '(',, ;eei,f3, which Is an in einse of Jtjl,'i.i2,47 over the- prr-cr.-dina y ,ir, K these tllldends the depositors 'if savings banks tecelveel Jl, 13 1, 997. To. which Is 1111 inereuse of $l4,(i46.M. 'I'he depositors eif tho trust companies received $7 l,".e3.2.', which Is nn Increase of $19,4a1.;6. The savings banks paid the following Kites of Inn re-1 on drpnit': Two paid four per cent. 'hie eitd thii'o and throe-foil! tns per c( Pi. Seventeen paid three and one-half per 1 cnl . One paid ihree und one. fourth per tent. ejne paid thiie p-r cent. Of Hie trust 1 0111 pa lib's six paid lliiee ami one-lialf per eenl. and lifteen paid Ihree p. r cent, to depositors, tine trust romp.iuy has no deposits. 1 Tliilll till Mt-mlu nlfl til' tf-llsl r-nm. ! I panics 111 sincanoKirrs were e,,ifc:"i. which Is an Increase of ?',S7.1.0O over lf'"l. (Ine paid twenty per cent. One paid twelve per cent. Une paid 'le-veri per cent. Twei paid t"n per cent, Three- paid oUhl per cut. One paid si veil p'T cnl. fine paid sis and one-half per cent. I'lve paid sl'pcr cent. Une jiald llv; per rent. tJne paid three per cent. Six paid 110 dividends to stockholders. The' Iliudford Savings Hank Jk Trust companv, which vas enjoined from do lus business and n receiver appointed in IM'S, Is still In piocess of settlement, aaul tiro reeeivers's' statement Is Included in this report. The Vermont Loan & Trust company of OlHliel Porks, North Dakota, is the only corporation orgunizeel niielcr tho laws eif other States, which holds a license lo transact business in Ver mont. COMPARE FAVORABLY. Tmde Reports lo tlradstreet'a Show tiiilns er Lust Year. Reperls to liradstreet's for the week compare favorably with those of last week and as compared with that of ;i year nun. tht season o far shows gains in nearly all lines of industry. M'holesaJo houses throughout the State roport liberal luylng. extensive preparations ere- being made for a largo holiday trade. Kavor alio weather bn' tended to stimulate, re tail buying. The elemanel for poultry and kindred articles fe.r Thanksgiving has been pool, nathe turkeys are scare, and these lilfet frmd &Vitn,trt -j btitigipg ir. considerable produce and rindl,'I!KI",MI:,"Ar!Y MKKTINU Ol-' reiely market and good prices. Collections l-re with few exceptions reported fair. RiitUngtcn suffered lns-s of box rnctor" by resson of lire. Cotton Mills are run ning full time nml report liberal supply of orders. Other irantifaetui big plants are well employed. Rutland reports good bt'f'ness in all lines of industry, tuLt reaul's from .'trl-otis- snirces. It is expected will show that this year has been one nf the rr.eist active for manufacturers nnd ne'reantile br-slnesx that they have experienced for some time. Purnitiite factory ?t Pt. Albans is busy but rHilroid simps sre still working short time, either Ind, utiles report geod busi ness while retail trade iu salel to bo bet ter than a year 1120 owing to good weath er nml prosperous condition In agricul tural districts. et. jonnsntiry reports activity among its busliies.-i and merchants predict .1 g'lod winter tr.tde. Co'loetlors among wholesale firms normal. Montpelier business men comment fa vorably regarding present condition, sev eral new firms have commenced business in rraniti; manufacturing. Labor !.- gen erally well employed. Another change is rcportfd In the. rranlte business nt 1 aire wheret-y a consolidation Is being pctt'cted by quarry owners of light nnd mc-llum grades of granite, this. It is look eel upon, will have a tenelerey to firmer priees and assist In developing a large trade. Bellows I'alls reports 'considerable ac tivity among various Industries, putp piaster people r.re very busy and outlook good for more business The ochre dealers at Pennington teport considerable uctivlty In the market and llhci-.il bi:in. Knit goods mill arc fully employed, Labor generally Is employed ar.d this has assisted retail business. llrattlcbnro manufacturers coriment fa vorably regarding present condition. Wholesale firms noto liberal buying witlt good collections. Ml'ltlletown Springs repoits prosperous condition In agricultural distrlets. The manufacturing Interests at this point re port good business. Furniture factory at North TVnnlngton reperls liberal btrvlng. other Indus tries f.re running full capacity. MAY MAKE ANOTHER TRIAL Mnry lingers Tells Her Attorney to Try tenia to ftavr Her from t.'allons. Windsor, Nev. 2'. Altorney-ilen-'nil C. C. Pitts. Stato's Attorney Charles Haleh eMer and Sheriff If. If, Peek were in eoiisult.-ilion to-day with Superintendent l.ovell at the State prison retarding the everutl-in of Mnrv Rarers nn Pi.-cernber S. The nature of their conference was not mule public. Pegardlng the question of whose custody Mrs. Rogers .s In at lhl time Altorney-Ueireriil Flits said that .-in soon as he received the telegram nn nouncing tho decision of the supreme court she became a State prisoner, but no official notice was given them by fed erul officials While the officials named above wire In conference K. n. Fllnti erf Spilnglleld came to the prison and I'skv'J to be parmltttd to see Mrs. liogrrs. He had a private paper for her to sign, He thtn told her of the decision of the court against her. Mrs. Rogers when sim heard tho newo broke down nnd cried vlolfiitly. Mr. Fllnn then told her there was r.nu more possibility she might be saved from (lie gallows and she replied. "Where there is llfo there Is hope. Von may try It." Mr. Fllnn would not make public what course ho conleuipUled but (aid us soon as tho full text of the de. l ishur was received ho would hold a io.i fere lien with Wutler -t Meiloney, Mr, Mc Carthy of llooslel; Falls, N. V mid Ihree or four promluinl Vermont l.iwyers who lia.xo Interested themselves In the case licn It would be. dccUied whether any further steps could be taken. Sail rheum, with Its burning, sting ing entitlon, is due to poor blood and Is nil ml hy Ifond's r'srsateitilla, Hit ffHt blood purlflrr TO PROMOTE ill) Burlington's Citizens Inaugurati the Work with an Enthusia. tic Meeting, A MERCHANTS' FESTIVAL One of I be Projects Discussed by the. Committee on eirnnnlenllnn nnd I'liin of lltiernl Inns The Com mlttee Hope to e eiinplelr Their Viork This Week. Tne first step towards the nrgtrnIJa Hon of a chambe.r of commerce or begird of trade; occurred at the gathering of business men in the V. M. (., a., looms Tuesday evening whcniucommltteowas ap. pointed to dratt by.l.i.ws and nomlnaU permanent offiors for the organization. The meeting wns a largo and an en. t'Htsisi'.tlc one and no tJuuht was express, eel as to tho necessity nnd usefulness ol or?nnls;td eftort on the. part of the- busi ness nun. The. keynote nf the tnecfiu was the frequent expression of the need of having a paid secretary lor the or' ganlr.ati6ti. The meeting was called to oidtr siort. ly alter 7::'0 o'cIork by IV. L. Uroene, who read the call which bad been slgncil by a scoro of the leading wholesale busl ness men of the city as already an nounced. W. J. Van Ptitten wjs elected chairman n-id M. V. McMuhon, sccrctarj of the meet inj;. Pcniarks wero made by .1. Tt. South, wick, IV. L. MeCormlel;. O. M. Oonde- , Prof. c. A. Mister, C. .P. Smith. Mayor Hurkc, A. O. Perguson, TV, J. Van Patten and M. S. Vilas. COMMITTKK AITOINTLD. W. L. McCormick moved that a an mlttee consisting oC J. ,. Southwiek- C P. SmJtb, W. L'. Hull. W. L. e;re. pe Mayor Burke, s,,d. v. J. 1'an Patten ba elected to draft by-laws, nominate of ficers und report aJ a siibsTjei,t i.Kft ln to be Ireld not. l.n itf:. : trui- '. nn Jiniiiti 1 wi s ninifnfiiiii i.i n.i.i. ing rue name ol Mr. McCormick to the committee- and was nnanlmouslv cur ried. the COM MITT EC The members of the committee. M s,i Southwiek. Smith, MeCormi, k. Ilall' Greene. Mtirko anil Van Patten and Seen taty Mc.Mahoti mei Immedian ly nfter th.. adjournment of tlio citizens' meeting. The vatious lines of operation were suggetid and discussed and It at ..nee Ilciiiih eu elcnt that Hie eiuestlorr of hiring a u,., lary would hliiRe upon th,. iinancial ba-,-of Hie membership to 1- adopteil. h'fe definite, decision in il, lie mstt'-r n:.s m,r ii-aclicd Hie prevailing sentiment scnieil to be that there might be thiee grades of membership: The first n, Iruluele whoh -sale ami jobbing houses, the second 111 imluil" letall merchanis am) the third, professional men and others not meluu-ri In the first twp. It was irggisre.i tlu Hie standard menibeiship fees In- f,,t first class. JIO jor secomi class and $; fo. tliird class. Hefore deciding on this ihitm". cial basis of membership Hie euiuoiitie.i will endeavor to canvass Hie mallei thor oughly. MERCHANTS' FESTIVAL. Vatious matters which might piopniv engage the attention and servlceof a uoant of trade were discussed by tlie committer and one of tho projects considered was, the holding of a holiday merchants' tisti. val early in December 10 e.xtenel ovt r t,i or three days, as might seem best. f 4 sufficient number of merchants are f.ivm. ably impressed with the idea .in attenip' wrll be. made to secure special attraction! at tho opera house and elsewhere. Mei. chants would olfcr Inducements for resl. dents of neighboring towns to visit It up llngton during tlie festival and the sug gestion was made that the festival mis hi end with a business men's bancruet af which some prominent spoiiahsl in the lines of promotion and rAiiniclp.il growth, might be engaged as the principal speaker. One merchant thought that the fore pail of the second week in December would be an excellent time to hold this festival, it Hie merchants lull in with tlie idea, th. board of trado would endeavor to seerm special rates on tho railroads and bin from neighboring towns. A large 1 u n ber of people would thus bo Induced conic to Uurllngton at tliiet tunc. COMMITTEE TO MAKE KAIH.V 1115. PORT. In oieler to prepare the w.i for 1 v project like this merchants' festival, 1 ,. wotk of organization was mapped out mi l assigned to the various membeis of the committee and tlio committee adjourned until next Friday evening at T.-30 o'clock when they hope to unnouuee their lead., hers to report at an early date as o he plans or organization anil mciiunl of operation. If tlio merchant as a whole should not favor it holiday festival early in I'd cm ber, the board e-ould institute a uier chauts' week to b,- held early ne-l si nson. A strong smtinient, however, wai, e presetl in favor of tho project whuH would glvo mercliants a large Imlldiy trade early In Ueccniber ami thus help to avoid tho usual crush :t few days before Christmas. PLACED UNDER ARREST. Urattlcboro, Nov. ;'S. Justice R. c. Ilicon, who has been conducting inquest In the cast of James Rea'jaii found ileiul on the railroad track yesterday morning, will make his report tu the county court, Dr. Tucker, health officer and M. J, Milrnit iiudertukcr think that Reagan was probably killed before the train ran over 111 m. but 110 direct evidence of as. buiilt appeared in the lenllmouv . John Loiuivan, James Sliea. Cmuelo.-l Dutiusuii and Patrick MeUuire. who weiu with ite.igMii Humbiy altci noon ami e-veii. in hV. were all arrested and em h silven ,r se-iilenie of tliree nioiitlis in tin- lloiiset of Correcltoii 011 the e'rarue of furnishing liquor. They ImiukIiI several 1411,11 1 ol liiiquor 111 New llampshlio ami tiller' 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 mo tins S-.iti Ireaied 1 .c I oilier They were In km ' " , . 1 . .s -1 1 llblll.