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VOL. LXXXI. NEW SERIES VOL. LIII.
BURLINGTON. VTM THURSDAY, AUGUST 2li, 1900. NUMBER 8 AT Addressed a Crowd of 6,000 En Jhusiastic People at Brad ford. GOOD ROADS AND SCHOOLS fipcaks of I lie Importance of These to Kliriil Communities Ad vnnliigcs (mil I'roKrrKft of Agricultural Interests Two It""' Last llvcnlnc. Bradford, Aug. 22.-Slx t S welcomed Fletcher D. 1'rooti Rrndford fair. The manage I people le prc.it learned nd lu uf his presence In tills vlclk vlted l.lm to visit the fair. It about nil the UrntiKi' cniinty ll that lit timed out to welcome the next gov " when he drove on to the grounds sl...rtiy after eleven o'clock. Harring the fxcosslvo heat the day was lde.il and with tvery thins at Its best, the people made In their business to make the vldt of the popular candidate a pleasant and profitable oc casion As he whs escorted to the tngc Iron, which he spoke the Woodsvillc band Vi yed Had to the Chief" and great wie.s of applause swept across the grounds as when Mr. Conant In nicely v. orded speech presented Mr. Proctor to tne great audience. Mr. Proctor's speech was In excellent taste, admirably adopted to the on nsion, and was without the MlMltest suggestion of polities or political matters. In delivering his address Mr. J "met r held the closest attrition of tho st audience being Interrupted only by Jrf ien and long continued applause. He f i d ii part "I 'hank you for this kind reception. J' Is very gratifying to meet so large .! d representative an audience and J' T be compelled to talk about polities, s i-r an affair as this is typlc.il of tho cry best environment. We have grow ing towns and small cities but Ver mont is essentially a rural State, i.e. are rapidly doveloping manufacturing rind mining Industries, but we aro pri marily a farming community. One of the Instruments for helping tho State to progress, and It Is a fact some times overlooked, Is that the State is really making unite a remarkable pi ogress in many ways.The t'nlted State cen sus bureau has recently published somo Interesting comparative figures as to the Industries of Vermont in 1005, com pared with what they weie in 1300. j They show that In these five years the rnpltal Invested In manufacturing en t"i prises In the state has Increased $20,000,000 or 47.4 per cent. The value of its manufacturing products has In creased $11,500,000 or 22'4 per cent., nnd Its total of wages paid In Indus trial enterprises ?:t,on,000 or .13 per cent. Although It Is generally sup pose.) that growth In these directions Is chiefly In the cities In .Vermont the Increase has been greater In the rural than In the urban districts. Hut a more suggestive thing than this Increase In our Industrial life Is the In crease In our farm pioducts. The pro ducts of our creameries and cheese factor ies In the Stale In lSOn was over Ji.l00,O"O as against $5..",f"i In an Increase of over i:O,00e, (,, j; ppr t.,.nt. 'mis is simply the butter and cheese fr0m the factories snd does not .nclude dairy butter and ml k Notwithstanding the great size of the T'aioie, marble and slate Industries of the ftatc, dairy products aro to-day the great est product of Vermont, nnd it Is for tho Interest ot the State that they always continue so. Tho bet part of the lllo ?f the State is built upon the life of Its imilltr communities nnd 1 lor one would rather see Vermont remain essentially a rreat farming, ruinl section with all ot the blessings nnd virtues which go with that. It certainly is not easy to wrest a living and much less n competence from iff these green hills or even to dig It out f Hie ground and yet In some way here n Vermont our savings bank deposits for this same five years, that is from Kksi to .M'5, Increased from IK.OOo.cOO to over $10, r,trf or 2& per cent. Such Is thu spirit )f progress eeiywhere that If we would lold our own Willi other States we must c progressive. We want the best of all Ullngs and especially those things which mike life the better woith living. Two things which nre especially im portant to a jural community are good Fchools and good highways. About nil the average man can give, or leave his rhlldien is an education and certainly he Hiould haVo tho opportunity to do that. With this end In view It Is the duty of Vermont to provide tho best possible public school system. Speaking of automobiles Mr. Proctor said that of course they had roino to Hay but thnt he thought we might well consider whether they should not bo limited by law to the use of certain of the highways. Ho suggested that they might well be. kept off from some of our narrow hill roads, where the passlnc of automobiles and teams was Impossible with ona great danger to tho occupants of the teams. Ho said that In tlmo our horfes would without doubt become used to them and much of the present trou ble done away with, hut meanwhile he did not think It right that the men, women nnd children who summer and winter In Vermont should be disbarred from their natural and rightful use of their roads localise of tho machines. Ho felt sure that the rcular uso of our highways by the pooplo of Vermont both for business nnd pleasuro was nt pres ent greatly Interfeied with. When ever he saw an nutomnhllo and a horso meet his sympathy always went out to tho horse. Ho said wo have a beautiful nnd at tractive Btnto nnd Its beaut If m nnd at tract lona aro not so well known outside ns they ought to be. Tho speaker thought wo should systematically advertise our attractions and advantages although Ills tneory was that tho best way to attract strangers to Vermont was to mnko Ver mont to best posslblo plaro for Vermont Trs themselves. If we do that our people sill stay at home and strangers will learn of It and como to us, Ho said that our best thought and effort should be directed primarily to tho accomplishment of such things as will make Vermont noted as the home of an Intellegent sturdy, and PROCTOR prosperous people. Mr. Proctor's speech was received with tremendous applause. It wns followed a reception during which h mot many people. All the vnrlous departments In thu fair grounds were visited. AT SHELBURNE TO-NIGHT. Speeches hy Congressman Foster nod the Hon. G. II. Pronty Candidate for Lieutenant-Governor. Phellnirne, Aiijt. 22. The republicans of this town have mndo preparations for a musing rally to ho held Thurs day evening, anil It Is expected that the republicans of various neighboring towns will he represented by consider able delegations. Speeches arc to be mad" by Congressman 1). J. Foster and the Hon. O. II. l'routy, the republican candidate for lieutenant-governorship. Music will be furnished by tho Modern Woodman band. SITUATION IN RUTLAND CO. Challenge tinned to Hie Rutland Her ald .No llcsponse Forthcoming Proetnr Victory Mire. Rutland. Aug. 22. The feeling In thlH city In regard to the outcome of the election September 4 Is pretty well attested by the betting talk among those Inclined In that direction. One local man of means is advertising in the evening paper, challenging tho Kuthind Herald to produce cnsli to cover a stake of from $1,000 to $.1,000 on thu election anil Is willing to tako smaller bets. Much eutloslty has been amused as to whether the published challenge will meet with response. There Is no Clement nionev In sight, mi even bet, on tho result In Rut land riiunty, but fusion backers would take the lower side of u heavy odds bet like seven to three. Clement money on the result In West Rutland, where n large and enthusiastic re publican rally was held Tuesday night, Is not offered on the result, but would be forthcoming on a wager that Proc tor will receive two votes to Clement's O ' In that village. Many business men In this r'ty who had followed the campaign carefully feel that Clement will be Inevitably snowed under, and some are conlldent that Proctor's ma jority will even exceed In.fjffl. Clemen' headquarters In this city is a busy place, what with the 10 or more em ployes doing mailing work. The post ofTlec forces at the main ofTIco and station nre kept busy with the great crush of matter being sent out. It Is understood that the Rutland Herald Is sending nut porno U.'i.eiYi extra papers every day. One local printing establishment is working day and night turning on Clement cam paign literature, anil older concerns her" also hav a share of tho woik. Rut tho general feeling is that this work Is all In vain. PLUMLEY AND DARLING. Tno Cnpnlile Spenkeri nt Hepiilillenn Rally In Mime. Stowc. Aug. 22. The Hon. Frank Plumley of Northflold nnd Collector C. H. Darling of Hurllngton addressed the republican rally In Akeley Memorial hall this evening Notwithstanding the extreme heat about 200 weru present, who gave close attention to the elo quent nddrissi . A. A. Pike presided and on the platform were P. 1). Pike, C. 1". Kddy. 1.. I.. Harris ami A. C. Slay ton. Tho Stowc Military band furnish ed music. Mr Plumley made a strong contrast between Mr. Proctor and Mr. Clement and advised the republicans to bury the latter nnd bury him face down wards so he would not dig out ngaln. Mr. Darling showed that the recent investigation was started by the repilb llcans themselves nnd how no graft had been found. STANDING ROOM ONLY. I. niliinvllle Opera Hon,. Packed o Doors by Housing It nil, v. Lyndonvillo, Aug. 22. The Lyndonvllle Opera House was entirely Inadequate to accommodate the gieat crowd which turned out to-night to welcome Fletcher I). Proetnr at the republican rally. Kvery one of the eight bundled seats weie taken and two hundred mute stood throughout the meeting ami drank in the splendid speeches of Mr. Pioctor, Senator Dilling ham and Attorney-General Kit Is, There was a line cunceit b. the I.yndouvllle band, which also lendend scerul selec tions during the rally. A. D. Paige pro sided at the rally and with him on the platform besides the speakers were Then. N. Vail, Col. H. K. Kolsoni, Dr. I,, W. llubb.iid, .ludgo J. T. (ilrjinn, W. I. Powc.-s and Arthur F. Stone, hen Mr. Paige presented Mr, Proctor to his audience there was an outburst of applause, lasting nnd emphatic, Mr. Proctor's speech covered all the State Ipmics and his convincing manner coupled with his rugged honesty of pur pose as exemplified in his handling of tho various subjects won him the confidence and settem of his audience which repeat edly cheered his many telling points. Mr, Proctor was heartily applauded when he finished. FITTS ON CLKMKNT'S LATKST. Attorney. Oeneral FItts was next Intro duced, he said he was here to discuss tho Issues nnd not to mnke n speech and In vited any one to ask him nny question on the matteiB under discussion. Ho spoko first on the attack made by tho opposition on the Statci claiming that It was dealing In diseased meats. Tho speaker said that the first tlmo ho heard of It was ono day lntt week when one of the democratic campaign books camo Into his hands. Ho at once called up State's Attorney Sher man of Chittenden county and asked him what ho know iiboul t if ntiy complaints had been made, etc., hm Shermun replied Unit this was the first tlmo that he had heard anything on the subject. Mr. FItts told of tho ntlldavlts r.B printed, made snmn nine months ago beforo John II. Ren ter, former United States tflstrtct attorney, nnd II. C. fihurtleff, nnothor lawyor of Mnntpollcr, who surely knew what tho law was and nlso their duty and severely criticised th men for keeping tho secrets of nnyalleged or presume crlmo for nearly a year without making complaint or pro test to the prosecutlnc attorney or other authorities. He thought the withholding of such presumed knowledge of wrong doing until the close of a political cam paign nnd there having It appear as n campaign document Instead of In the courts as It should showed a very queer state of mind of tho pnrt of those who did It and that they had an ulterior mo tive for so doing. Ho said that If any person had sold diseased meat they ought to be prosecuted, convicted and sent to prison for It, that the charges were now being swiftly and thoroughly Investigated nnd the truth would soon bo known. Mr. FItts told ot how ho hail tried to get evidence and affidavits of the alleged happenings In Chittenden county and of how they had to go down to Washing ton county to tty and dig nut evidence and could not find much. The speaker went nt Clement nnd his charges and showed how cvety Issuo had been square ly met nnd every clinrgo disproved, He told of Mr. Pratt's thorough Investiga tion of accounts of all Institutions and the leport both of the special investigat ing commission nnd Mr. Pratt giving all a clean bill of health. Mr. FItts told of how thoFo reports had been sent to the Rutland Herald and Mr. Clement nnd how they had been suppressed by them. His spiech was forceful nnd carried great weight with tho audience, which heartily applauded at various points. Senator Dillingham wns tho last speaker, giving a clear expositive ot tho Issues and making a splendid speech. OVER A THOUSAND. A firnnd nn Representative Republican Itnlly nt St, .lolinsliory, St. Johnsbury, Aug. 22. A grand rally, representative of the best citizenship of St. Johiiblmry and attended by over one thousand people heard sound republican doctrlno to-night from Metcner D. Proctor and the Hon. James I,. Martin. Music l.all was packed to the doors when the St. Johnsbury band had finished Its concert. J. Rnlfc Searlcs m.ido an ex cellent presld.ng officer, acquitting him self with great credit. Mr. Martin made tho opening speech nnd being In fine fettle mad0 one of his hest speeches. He attacked vigorously Clement's charges of graft of Statu of ficials and Institutions. He showed up Clement In his true character as the arch grafter of the State in his enjoy ment of secret lebates on coal delivered to tlic Hristol railroad, and also showed up Clement's love for the laboring man by reducing his wages whenever lie had an opportunity, cutting laborers pay on his road from $1.25 to $1.10 per day and claiming that it wasn't healthy for a working man to get more. The speaker explained tho diseased beef charges nnd told ot the under handed way In which this pleco of chicanery hnd been worked up Hnd of the Investigation now being niado by the attorney-general to ferret out tho matter and show It up In Its true light. Mr. Martin's speech was sev eral times Interrupted with laughter and applause. PROCTOR ON fiENF-RAI, ISSCES. Mr. Proctor arrived from l.yndon vllle shortly after nine o'clock and got n great ovation when Introduced. His speech wns followed with tho closest attention and wns enthusiastically re celved. He spoko on the general issues, paying particular attention to tho educational and taxation ques tions. With respect to the business of the Vermont Marble company with the House of Correction, Mr. Proctor said thnt Mr. Pratt's evidence showed that for the 11 years ending May 31, ladi, the total purchases of tho House of Correction amounted to J1H9, 557.fi I, of which amount they bought from the Vermont Mnrblu company S 2 "5,701"., 1 4, that Is an average of J2,CO,00 per year or a fraction over 20 per cent, of their pin chases. The entire marble purchases of the House of Correction from the tlmo It began its marble business lu 1S;i0 to June 1, 1D0G, u period a little, over six teen years was $13,5:13. :tl ot which they bought from thu Vermont Marble company $IO,003.f4, an average for the period of u little less than $2, 500. 00 per year or 21 per cent, of whole. The Vermont Marble company, said Mr. Proctor, Is considerably thu largest marble producing company In the world. It produces more than one half and probably three-quarters of the marble produced In Vermont. It has Its mills and yards from which the House of Correction buys marble with in a mill of that Institution and so could most conveniently supply It with marble. Still It has had much less than its natural proportion of jh.. trade of the Iloiuvi ot Correctlun. Mr. Pratt, Mr. Clement's own expeit, In his evidence disposed of the whole Insinuation when he was asked, "Is thorn aro any Indication to you of any favoritism, or discrimina tion between this Institution, the House of Correction, an nny of these concerns from winch marble was bought or to which It was sold?" he answered, "not the slightest, Naturally they hu mine of the m.iible of the Ver mont Marble company, than of tho others for It Is right here and they would have to." .Mr. Clement has Insinuated that If he has not said so directly that I smothered the bill 1 1 question for some reason con nected with this J2.5CO a j our trade with tho Hjuso of Correction. The. Vermont Marble company's sales amount to over three millions of dollars In n year and he asks the Intelligent voters of Vermont to believe that I thwarted tho regular course of legislation for soma hidden reason innntcted with this $2,500 of business, He certainly pays a high tribute said the speaker, to tho painstaking caro with which I look after business entrusted to me, Mr. Proctor's friends were surely out In forco Judging from tho applause follow. Ing his speech. Ho afterwards held a re ception and greeted several hundred friends nnd admirers. The singing of A. J. Mnxham was a taking feature. NEARLY ELECTROCUTED. I.liiemnn In Rutland Terribly Horned hy n Live Wire. Rutland, Aug. 22. Thomas Rattles of West Rutland, lineman, whllo on the ground helping string wires heio this nft crnoon got the pulle.y wlro In some way crossed on a live wire nnd received 2,250 volts. Had not Foreman Austin Trudeau cut the wire the accident In a few seconds more would have been fatal. Three fing ers were burned to tho bono. He had lit tle pulse and was unconscious half an hour when he was brought to by artificial respiration. T. local Items of Interest From All Parts of the Green Moun tain State. THE NEWS BY COUNTIES The Wlnooikl Volley, Village tip North From the Island In the Lake to the Pnmumpnle, Alone Otter Creek nd by the Shores of White ttlver Corcred by Spe ;lal Correpo4?nts. ADDISON COUNTY MIDDLEBURY. The hearing In the case of John Allien of Whiting, who Is chnrged with rape on the thirteen year old girl, Ktta Miller of that town, which was bfgun Wednesday afternoon before Judge Foote, was ie sumed Thursday morning nnd occupied the most of the day lie was held tor tile grand Jury and ball was llxed at s:.Q, which he was unable tn furnish nt this writing. He was committed to the county Jail. Henry I,. Sheldon celebrated tho sr.th an niversary of his birthday at his looms on Aug. lu. Mr. Sheldon invited In quite a number of his frlei.ds. Nice refresh ments with the proper trimmings were served and there was four tables at "old sledge." For nn elhty-fler Mr. Sheldon Is the young'st person of that agu In these parts. F.rwln O. Piper nnd Charles I'.rush have 1 pnrchasrd the milk mute ana iuisines , nlro Stevens of Cornwall Is a guet of from R. O. S. Rllnn. which be has eon-Mr .in(1 Mrs Arthur Steven.-.!. F. Ulan ducted here li the village for the past live , Volt of Providence. R. I.. Is In town. Mr. or six ears. Deputy Sheriff W. II. i obb went to Rut land Saturday and took into custody lCd ward Sorrell, who has been serving a sentence in the House ef Correction and brought him to town .n.d placed him In tho county J.ill. Sorrell is charged with shooting Ofllcer McOlnr.is at the Indus trial school, Vet seniles, some tlmo ago, and will be arraigned "'i that charge. H. K. Severance, a well known and much respected citizen if this town, died nt his home in the ea-t part of tho town Sunday at the age , ' years. He Is survived by a wi'c, 'rev. sons, Frank, George and Wtiller. mil tl r-e daugh ters, Mrs. K. H'tihaH of fianliv, Mrs. Mattle Tucker, nnd Ml' Jennie Sover nnce of this town. The funeral was held Tuesday and tho burhl was In the Fast Mlddlebury cemetery Mr. Severance had been alllnc for some time with complication of diseases. The contest for town representative from Mlddlehury this ar Is getting about as warm ns the weather. Thrre nre three .nowed candidates for the position, all republicans, and they are these; Willi" N. Cady, tildeon D Miner nnd Ira H. La Fleur. Mr. La Flour Is the only law yer on tho list. Some of the friends ol Thomas F. Rurn. of the Rrandon Italian Mnrble company, nte trying to Induce him to run hut It is understood that Mr. Rurns his not yet given his consent and Is not likely to do sn. Mr. Rurns Is at present first selectman of the town and should he consent to run, would poll a big vote. The democrats are not linking any stir in the matter ns yet nnd are not likely to take any concerted action. There will be no repuhliran caucus, ami It will be free-for-all fight to the f'nlsh. Prof, iimrnns V. Rnyee of Mlddlebury county examiner -if leaeherv, held a two dnjs' session at th" graded school build ing here Mondiv and Tuesday. He had 12 candidates for certificates, who came mostlv from Sliorrham, Orwell, New Haven and Hrldpnrt, with one from Rrandon, Ruth'f'.d county. The results of the examination. n n matter of course, are not known yt. Fred Hammond has sold hs residence on South Main street to the vestry of St. Ste phen's Episcopal church for a rectory; considetatlon, $3,300. They will tako pos session the middle of October. There are advertised unclaimed let ters nt Mlddleburv posttnee addressed to the following persons: Mrs. L Cnttv, Miss Sarah V. Hanks, Mrs. Alice .1. Morse, Fiiunle Itlekert, Mrs. Charles Vallette, R, A. llletrer. Fsq., Alfred Lavance, Mr. Frank J. Murphy, George Shackett, Mr. Fred Stewnrt. Miss Jen n In Cook, Miss Lettle Rnnlger, Miss Florence need. Miss Florence Wight, Mr. J. L. Atwell and Mr. Ren C.oddard. VERGENNES. Mis. A, n, Van Dii"on has Issued Invita tions to the marriage of her daughter,, Klorenio M, Van Dusen, to Harry Todd Grlswold, which takes place on the after noon of Saturday the fltst of September at two o'clock at Thciidara Lodge, Lake Chaniplaln. About one o'clock Sunday morning Silas, the eleven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tnppnn of Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, who Is spending the summer with his aunt, Mrs. Walter Tappan, at the Stevens homestead, whllo asleep, walked out of a window In his room and fnlllng to the ground, a distance of about twenty foot, frnc ured his right thigh. Drs. Carsley and Phelps were called nnd reduced the fracture nnd the patient Is as comfort able ns posslblo, Tho Rurllngton district 3Sth annual campmeetlng was opened Tuesday af ternoon at tho Spring Grovo camp grounds. Tho Rev. J. C. Flshor of this city had clinrgo of the afternoon ser vice and tho Rev. Mr. Hellor of AVey brldgn preached the sermon. Tho Row Dr. Curtis of Rrandon preached In tho evonlnK nnd tho Rev. W. W. Kuton of Cohoes, N. V., followed with mi exhor tation. Tho ncv. II. A. Durfeo of Whlto Creek. X. V., preached Wednortday morning nnd tho Rev. R. M. Kent of Pawlot preached In tho afternoon. There nro already 17 ministers In at tendance nnd tho hoarding house Is unusually full. The grounds hnvo been put In good shape and needed rcpnlrs havo lioen done on tho cottages. The Rev, C, It, Hawley, who had been a prominent figure nnd a hnrd worker at these meetings for many years, will ,havo charso of the-0 n. m. mcotlnss the chapel. The Rev. .1. F. P. Tlnlltlg and ibiUKhtcf of Liverpool, Knglnnd, are on the grounds. A fire broke out nliont six o'clock yesterday morning lu tho boiler room of the Vcrgennos School Sent com pany's plnnt but the blnze wns quickly put out by the department. Joseph Dnlgnenult Is suffering from Injuries to the lower portion of his legs received while sawing logs nt the Vergennes Mniitlfncturlng plnnt Tues dny nflernnon. There siro 30 boarders at tho Poplars In West Addison. William Noonnn 1ms filed nomination papers ns n cnndldnte for the olllce of town representntlve In Addison nnd Allen Newton In Panton. BRISTOL. Letters from Misses Carrie Patterson nnd Kllznbcth Tiumpass, Pasadena, Oil., Inform their friends here that they aro housekeeping nnd enjoying life In California.- The Purlnton leunlon will be held In Huntington, August 30. Dr. W. H. O'Nell and Miss Nellie O'Nell visited friends In Mlddlcbury last week. Tho an nual meeting of the W. C. T. U. will be held with Mrs. I. X. Roscman August 2S Instead of tho 21st. W. II. Ridley of Rur llngtnn whs In town on business Friday and Saturday, Hervls Orvls, who Uvea on the Purlnton farm, is critically lit with eryslplas.--W. W. Rider Is getting along ns well as could bo expected. The dry spell Is effecting the pastures and fall feed. I.ato potatoes and corn aro effected, also tho water courses. Mrs. J. W. John 'son Is Improving slowly. Tho mercury was '.i') In tho shade hero Saturday The topic for tho Chtlstlan Kndeavor at the Raptlst Church next Sunday even ing will be "Home Missions among Our Islnnd Possessions"; leader, Miss Alta Cooley. At the Methodist Church tho Hpworth League topic will be, "Filling the House of Cod"; lender, Miss Anna Wright. Rood Smith sold a. part of his household goods at auction last Satur day. Mrs. Aninnda Rush of Rurllngton Is visiting friends lieio and In Lincoln. John C.iffrey of Gardner, Mass., hns been visiting Ids mother, Mrs. Riidget Caffrey, the past week. F, D. Proctor and K. R. Flynn nre expected to speak heie Mon day afternoon, August 27. Dr. nnd Mrs. Illgelow of Leominster, Mns., ate guests of Dr. and Mrs. K. T. Itrlggs.-Miss lifr- Rlnuvlt is building nn addition to his tenement houo on Mapln street. W. W. Rider is reported as somewhat Improved. It is expected thnt ho will bo brought home some time this week. Mrs. Martha Stewnrt are visiting In Waterbury for a week. The Rev. C. K. Van Schairk, col porteur of the Vermont Raptlst State con vention, will speak In the Raptlst Church Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs, C. C. Currier and daughter have returned to their home In Walpole, X. !!., after a we. k's vMt heio with Mrs, Currier's par ents. Mr. and Mrs. George Doty aro at homo from a week's visit In Kllzabetlitown, N. Y. The Rev. nnd Mrs. C. N. Thomas nre at home from a stay of two weeks at Long point. Miss Julia Rlrler has gone to Chi-1 cago, where she will attend school. The ! Misses Irene Hi own and Nellie Harlow nre visiting Dr. nnd Mrs. II. L. Averlll In Mlddlebury. There was finite an exciting runaway on Mill hill Tuesday forenoon. Mrs. William McVar and two daughters were driving down the hill when the hme began to kick and run. Mrs. McVar reined the horse out of the road and up against one of the buildings of the casket com pany. No one of the three was Injured but both shaftsof thecarrlage wvre broken. Jeremiah Caidell observed his rtth birth day Monday evening with the help of a number of his little friends. Ice cream and cake were served Ramond Sherwln and Jlmnile Cardell. The piazza was trimmed with Japanese lanterns. Games were played, and the little folks had a line time. Mis. C. L. Rartlett is visiting rela tives in Ituiiington for a week.-Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Llnsley me at home from a vacation of two weeks In Manchester. penjamln Douglass, clerk lu Dunshee ft ('lupin's stoie, Is .spending his vacation with his patents In F.sscx Junction. Miss Jennie Sherwln Is visiting her aunt, Miss Jennie Grow, lu Mlddlebury. - Letters weie advertised In the llrlstol postofflce August 20 for Miss Annie Rremen, Mrs. William A. Mooie and F. H. Tucker (2). The Raptlst Sunday school held their an nual picnic at Rocky Dale. Transporta tion wns furnlhed by R. V. Peake, 1'. R. Dlckerniau nnd Charles McGce with their automobiles. Herlo Orvls, who has been critically 111. Is reported better.-W. W. Rider was brought from .Mlddlebury to his homo here Wednesday. He stood the Journey as well as could be expected. Dr. C. K. Johnson of Rurllngton Is in town. M. N. Ross, carrier on route 4, Is having a two weeks' vacation nnd Orrln Plain Is taking his place. K. Van Denburgh of the First National bank is having a week's vacation. Miss F A. Dumas Is taking his pliec.The P.ov. L. W. P.hoadi of Chat ham. N. Y Is a guest of Mr. nnd Mrs. John Tntro.--J, K. Cushmau and II. M. Mcintosh of Rurllngton weie In town Tuesday on business connected with tho village water system. Mr. anil Mrs. C. A. Iluinhatn are being congratulated on the birth of a 10 1-2 pound boy. Mrs. Nel lie McCuen has nilurned to Watirbury ifter a 10 days' visit here with her sister, Mrs. Willis Ferguson. Miss Nellie Miles nnd Miss Nelllo Feiguron of Rurllngton nro spending a week here with friends. P. W. Clement Is advertised to speul; here next Monday afternoon. EAST MIDDLEBURY. Miss Alice Hosworth of Rrlstol nnd Miss Genevieve ICImer wero guests of Miss Mabel Roardman ono day last week. Miss Genevieve Klmer and Miss Alice Hosworth, who Is her guest for a few days, spent Tuesday of last week at Lake Dunmoro. Klrby Severance died at his north of this village Sunday, August 1!) at 5 p. m. Thera will bo ser vices at tho MHthodlst Church next Hun day. Mr. and Mrs, Robinson of Helena, Montana, wero guests at A. A. Hoard man's recently. T. A. Roardman of Cleveland, Ohio, Joined his family at L. II, Hoardmnn's tho first of the week for a several days' stay. STARKSBORO. Miss Allco Hayles ot llurllngton, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hoel Sayles, "Unclo Tom's Cabin" played hero Wednesday, August 15th to a largo audience. They went from hero Thurs day morning going to New Haven. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thorno of New York City, went to Lincoln Mondny after spending a week nt A. L. White's and C, Ladoo's, Fred Thome of New York, Charles White of Lansing, Mich , nnd Frank Ferguson enjoyed a fishing trip to Hlnes bunch pond August, ICth. Mr. Throno and Mr. Ferguson nlso rnndo a trip to the same pond the ISth. Tho Hill Reun Ion wns held August 16th. In George atJO'Bryan'B grove. Thcro was a large at tendance. The following ofllcers were elected: President Frank M. Hill; vice- president, H, Day of Lincoln; secretary, W. W. Hill; treasurer, Frank R. StroiiK of Lincoln. Location committee, C. F, Clifford, Ira Stokes, William Saigent. The game of ball between Lincoln and homo team played here tho 11th re sulted a to 3 In favor of the visitors. A return game wns played nt Lincoln Tues day. Laban Hill anil Miss Juliet Hill went to Mlddlebury Saturday, to visit relatives, The former returned Sunday, Miss Hill will remain for a while. Mrs. .lunette Norton returned to her home in Llneolln Monday nfter spending a few days with lelatlves here. A largo num ber from here attended the republican rally at Hltinsburgh Saturday night nnd listened to some very able nddresses by I'lctcber D. Proctor, and congressman D. J. Foster. There will bo a republi can rally here Wednesday evening, Aug ust. 22th. Hon. Frank. C. Archibald und .fames II. Donnwny will speak on tho Is sues of the campaign. The demo-ratio rally held here Saturday evening was quite well attended. Messrs, Davenport and Goss, wero tho speakers. Miss Flora. Dolan from Rrlstol Is spending a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Dolan. Mr. anil Mrs. K G. Fer guson and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walston enjoyed a trip to Ml. Phllo Sunday. Archie Tombllnson visited at J. X. Mux fleld'jt over Sunday. Miss Rlancho V.ir ny nnd Wesley Rorry of Richmond came Sundny to spend a few day's va cation with Miss Vnrney's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. White. Mrs. Sweet of Huntington l a guest of Mrs. J. II. Cutter.-Mr. and Mrs, Kdwnrd Hannon en tertained Frank Fitzgerald and daugh ters of Omaha, Xeb., and Mrs. Charles Sheridan and sons of Oseweco, X. Y., and Frank nines nnd family Tuesday evening, Augii't. 14th. Charles Whllo of Lansing, Mich., went to Lincoln Satur day where he will remain for a few clays to visit relatives Miss Clifford went Monday to Queen City pnrk where she will islt friends. LINCOLN. (wing to sickness, the Sargent reunion will 1- hel.l with Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sargent of South Stnrksboro, August 2i, Instead of Mr. nnd Mrs. Henry Orris. Ruth. Robert nnd Mack Klhntt of Shel- biirne nre visiting at W. A. Lee's. Fred Fair arrived home from Mlddletnwn, Conn., Saturday for a week's stny. Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Sargent, Mr. nnd Mrs. O. . Sargent nnd daughter, Hattie, and W. II. Sargent went to Long Point Sat urday for a two weeks stay. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Orris, Aug. 1. The republicans held an open air rally Friday evening, which was largely attended and a success In everyway. The cornet band ruidered several selections from their stand, where the speeches were made. J. R, Dona way of Mlddle bury wis the first speiker, followed by the Hon. F. L. Fish of Vergennes, who spoke ,n ins usual convincing manner; sealed on Hie platform with the speakers were W. Hosworth of Rrlstol, W. II. Rid ley of Rrlstol, Hrnry Parr, M. R. Gove nnd G. A. Thayer nnd A . T. Moigan of the town committee. The speakers were Introduced by G. A. Thayer, chairman of the committee. SOUTH STARKSBORO. Mr. Clement has a plank In his plat form which reads: "We charge tho re publican machine of Vermont with rnnttriulnrr the rotten borough system to maintain Its absolute supremacy." And Mr. Clement pledges his best ef forts to secure an amendment to change the ptesent system of repre sentation from towns to districts. This mentis that your town will have no representative In the Legislature; that your town will becomes one of a chain of towns and that this chain of towns will elect a representative. Will you stand for It? Thero's Just one way to avoid this Clement plan and that Is to voto the straight republican ticket. A son was Imm to Mr. nnd Mrs-. Charles orvls Sunday, August lit. Mrs. Swinger of Rochester Is doing the hotise woik and Ml-. Rlid-all Is caring for Mrs. Orvls. A party of young people of the Ulrcb.ill and young families, Stephen and Lulu I'nilcrhlll and Miss Kmma Williams of Rrooklyn, X. Y., accompanied by Mis. Carrie Young as ohaperone went to Shel biune pond Monday for two or three days of fishing. Mr. nnd Mrs. Joseph Dumas of Lincoln visited her son, Fred Morrill. Sunday. F.I wood Morrill of Huntington also visited there, his wife, Mrs. F.llen Morrill, going home with Mrs. Dumas for a visit. Ulennor and Laura Sweet of Huntington are visiting relatives he.re. Tho Sargent reunion could not be held at the homo of llurvev Orvls Wednesday ns Mr. Orvls Is dangerously sick with not much prospect of his recovery. MONKTON. Tho Wlllinms and Adams reunion was hold at the homo of U K. Metch Thurs day and was very largely attended by re latives from all putts of the Slate. Mrs. U. H. Pnlmer and Miss draco Stllon wore In Rrlstol recently. Mrs. S. D. Col lins of Rradford, Mass., has been tho guest of her mother, Mrs. M. A. Collins, this week. William Hollls died last Wed nesday nt the homo of Ms daughter. Mrs. John Nash, in his seventy-third year. He was born In the town of Charlotte, but lived the gl eater part of his life In, the town of Monkton. Ho leaves a wife and four chlldton to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, the Rev, A- !' Clapper officiating and In terment In Chnrlotte. Tho Junior League will serve Ice-cream nnd cake at the church at Monkton on Wednesday even ing of this week. Alt are cordially In vited. ORWELL. The Rev. Mr. Rreioks of Dorchester, Mass., preached at tho Congregational Church Inst Sunday and the Rev. F. Uratnerd will preach next Sunday, Dr. and Mrs. Murray, T. D. Lewis and D. L, Wells family nro In camp nt Utile George. C. I. Raymond of Glens Falls, K. V spent Sunday with his people here J, O, Raymond's family. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Buell of Wnterford, X. V aro In town. Mrs, J, F Swift Is nt Knosburgh Falls. SHOREHAM. Miss Hlaneiie Mourn of Mlddlebury, Is visiting Mrs. S. R. Wltncrell, Mr. and Mrs. Charles More, ot Rurllngton were In town Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. R. o. Rnscomo nnd sons, Miss Xclllo Platte of Fort Kdwnrd, X. V., Mrs Carr of Mlddlebury, Mrs. John Pert and daughter of Potsdam, Mrs. 8. B. Bast- man of Hnpklnton, X. Y., nre guests of Mr, and Mrs. F. 1!. I'latt. William Tar ker and daughter ot Watervllle, N. Y have, this heen guests of his sister Mrs, M .P. Cook. Mrs, A, K. Tottlngham and Miss Counter of tho Telephone Exchange (Continued on 2nd PBe . LUCKETT CAUGHT. Was Acting Part of "A Wild Man" and Frightening Brook line People. WAS FINED YESTERDAY, Hnd Frightened Tito Women In ih Park .Ttmt before Ills Arrest Lurk ed nliont In the Mirubliery Man Is Central Vermont .station Agent Here, Rrookline, Mass., Aug. 22. William II Ltickett, nrcd 32 of Rurllngton, Vermont tho so called "wild man" who has terrorized Rrookline, wan sentenced to pny fines of (X and HO on two complaints to-day. He Is In the employ of the Ceu trnl Vermont railroad. For several day the police have been much puzzled by stories of a mysterious man who ha! lurked abdit the shrubbery In tho park and frightened women and children after dark. Yesterday Patrolman Dalzoll was as signed to tho case and while riding Irs bicycle through the park at '1:30 he wa startled by a woman s scream for help, Immediately afterwards he saw two wo men running. He dismounted and dlv'nf through tho underbrush capturid a mar. who was acting In a most peculiar man ner.. He was led to tho station house fol lowed by a howling mob ot about 500 children. W. H. Ltickett Is tho Central Ver mont station agent In this city and with his wife nnd child Is rpcndlng n few days In Rrookline, Mass. Ho Is expected back hero about the first of September. WEDDING IN MDDDLEBURY. George Mend nnd -Mian Ilrnifnvtny Uni ted In Marriage. Mlddlebury, Aug. 22. Tho social event of tho week was the wedding Wednesday afternoon of George Mead and Miss Mltinlo Hemenway. which was solemnized at the homo of her brother, Mr. Romalno L. Hemenway, on Depot street at four o'clock, the P.ev. W, T. Forsyth, rector of tho St. Stephen's Kplscopal Church, officiating. Miss Alice Hemenway, nlecu ot tho bride, was bridesmaid, and Robert Mead of Rellows Falls wns best man. Prof. Albert Mead of Ilrown 1'nlverslty wns the usher. Little Kdna Hemenway and Ralph Ilrown were the ribbon children. The double ring Kplscopal service was followed, the contracting parties meet ing within the lines formed ot the rib bons held by the children In front of an Improvised altar constructed from evergreens. The parlor was elaborately decorat ed with natural flowers and evergreens, the balustrades and approaches to the room being garlanded with smllax, creeping vines nnd roses. Tho groom Is bookkeeper at the Gren Mountain pulp mill and confidential sec lelary to the Hon. RoU-rt Cartmell and the bride Is a popular young lady of this village. The invitations to tho happy event were restricted 1 1 the relatives n( the two families, owing to largo acquaint- nnreshlp of the contracting parties. Ther were quite a number ot relatives from out of town present. It was given out that the wedding party would meet tho 3:30 tra'n for the north and tho largo party repaired tfl the depot, which was nearby, but before train time, however, Mr. Cartmell's auto mobile rounded up to tho door, with a trusty chauffeur lu control, and Mr. and Mrs. Mead hastily ensconced themselves In the guests' seat and tho noisy vehicle whisked away. ADDISON COUNTY FAIR. The 12ml Annual Hxhlliltlon to He Giv en et Week The l'eiitiires, Mlddlebury, Aug. 22. -The 62nd annual fair of the Addison County Agricultural society will begin hero nsxt week Tuesday and will continue through four dns, Au gust IS, 29, 20 and 21. This will bo !h earliest fair this year in Vermont an 1 probably In Xew Knglnnd. Nothing Is lacking for a splendid and most successful frflr except the proper kind of weathc That guaranteed, the fair will bo tho greatest huccces In the long history of .Ui - cessfnl Addison county fairs. Tho management of tho soctty with Secretary Fied L. Hamilton of Salisbury at the helm, have Issued the book of the fair. It Is a fine specimen of the engrav er's nnd printer's art and the letter press shows very skillful work on the pan of Secretary Hamilton. Since the fair last year many Improve ments hnvo been made on and about tha grounds, Among these Is the doubling of the seating capacity ot the grandstand, so that it will now accommodate about S,f'il people comfortably, and with all necessary conveniences, Including a press booth. Tho rnce track has also beep put In the best possible shapo and a driveway has been built around It so that teams can have full sway during tho races. The general premiums hnvo been largely Increased and thero will be $2,0eo In purses for the races, with an entrance fee of tlvo per cent, and nothing additional from winners, as in former joars. There will be nine classes of races, viz; Class 1, green trotters, bred rr owned In Addison county, purse $150; class 2, green pacers, etc., purso $150; class 3, "peg" race, purso $50; clnss 4, 2:45 trot, purse $150; class 6, 2:35 trot, purso $200; class C, 2:34. pace, puis $250; class 7, 2:22 trot, purso $250; class S. 2:1? pace, purso $3o0; class :l, 2:10 pace and free-for-all trot, purse $500, It Is ronftdentl;' expected thnt the field of racers here will bo the largest by far evri seen on this track, Among the Illustra tions In the book are many covering: past event of the grounds and scenes at last year's fair with pictures of some of th prise winners, and a somewhat humor.oi one ot "Fakir" Row."