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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1907. HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT. (Conllnciiil from lib Page.) ORAFTSBURY. The Hev. W K. Allen preached Ills la.t sermon of tho conference year Sun day, llo Is expected to rutin n to this chargeMrs. Mnry Paddock, whoso seri ous Illness wns mentioned last week, Is Improving. Hit daughter, Mrs. Ilazcn Is with her. Mrs. A. A. Hrldgcs was taken vry I'l Satuiday. Mrs. lxjck, aged H! y--ars, who died nt t tin homo ot her son Ami! 7. was burled Tuesday, the He v. W. K Allen oltlelatlng. Hrncst Dill Is mak lr,r Ills barn over Into a barber shop nnd poi Iroom. Harry Humps experts to bo 1 1 Morrlsvllle to work. The Grange will g'Vc a sugar social Friday evening. Mr. nn.l Mrs. Cleo. T. Howard are both Im proving A son was born to Mr, and Mrs. Phlnlns Alherton April 10. NORTH TROY. Kr li evening the North Troy Dril r itie dub presented "The Man from N .ili." at Frontier hall for the bene 1 ' ( the K. I. lodge. The audience was I, run and tho play excellent In all Its I ar's -Gdscin Hunt, formerly of this s. -lion but, who has been In tho West for n number of years, Is visiting his brothers and others hero. D. W. Keller has been oonllncd to the house by Illness I r some days. O. F, Slsco & Son are located In tlflr new and commodious market In the "Harrows Hlock" on Main street. RUTLAND COUNTY. BRANDOl Hnrley Hucll, a prospering farmer nnd many years a resident here, died early Monday morning at his home south of the village, lie was a membe.r of C. J. Ormsheo Post. In the Civil War, be htvciI as a member of Company M, Vermont cavalry. II" Is survived by a wife and one daugh ter, Mrs. Henry Lconnrl of Franklin street. Anna Center Is confined to her homo on Clay street with scarlet fever. Tho young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. riinrles Rlckort Is 111 with the rnmo fllsease. Mrs. O. II. Lnndon returned Monday to her homo In Johnson. Miss Nellie .lune, who has been pass ing a few days with her sister, Mrs. Jlugono Orlswold, has returned to Rutland. Miss Nora Cameron Is enn ltned to her homo on Popot street with nn attack of tho grip. Mr. nnd Mrs. Thomas Hokpi-s havo returned from Tleondcrogii, N. Y., nnd hnvo opened their residence on Franklin streot. The funeral of Ilnrley Hnell wis largely attended yesterday afternoon nt 2 30 o'clock at his lato home south of the village. The Hev. W. S. Smart, formerly pastor of the Congregational Church, oltlclated. The bearers were, members of C. .7. Ormbeo Post, C A. TI., nnd Interment was nt 1'lne Hill cemetery. Roy W. Hresseo has sold his vnluablo driving mare. "Mnbel Loicsetcr" to C. II. Estey of SprlngUeld, Mass.; consideration, $000. Tho Hran don Candy Kitchen reopened with O. 15. Johnson as manager. Frank W. Wil liams has uoiin to Hoston, Mass., for several days' stay. Mrs. Frederick Jtiukus returned yesteiday from Phil adelphia. Pa. Miss Nora Cameron has resumed her position In tho Rurnham fitore. .Miss Nellie Hoii'olt of New York is visiting her mother, Mrs. P. Renolt. Charles H. Phrdps has bought tho Stafford block on Park street. George Brlggs of Montreller, who has been passing a few days heie, will leavo to-day for Kansas City, Mo The Rev. nnd Mrr. C. K. Mill ot Ohms Falls, N. Y wi ro In town yesterday. F. If. Osborn Is movlnjr to tho Ives house on Seminary hill, recently occupied by F. n. Chandler. FORESTDALE. W. 1 1. C. Whitcoml) of Watervleit N. Y., If vis tins; at L. O. Hump's Mrs. William W lson Is visiting bur parents at Lisbon, X Y Tho Hev. nnd Mrs. C. R. Hill, who havi been visitlnpr here, returned to Okns Falls. N. V., Wednesday. L. C. Hump passed Sunday In Watervleit, N. Y Mr nnd Mrs. A. Roudreau and chil dren of Schenectady, N. Y., weip railed here by the death of Albert Pernio. Mrs. Betty Derby Is 111. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Mo.Cauley and son of Chittenden havo passed several days hero this week. WASHINGTON COUNTY. MONTPELIER. X'ho presentation of "The Chimes of Normandy" by local talent at tho optm Iiou-e Thuisday and Friday evenings at tracted very largo audiences and a hand some sum was netted ror Ileaton hos pital, for the lAjiielit of which the opur.i i as given. It was admirably staged and directed by Mr. and Mrs. Grant Heth, who havo had long experience In such work. The lending pi ts wero taken by Miss Ida Hughes, .Miss Alice Folsom, Georgo McMa.sters, Fiank K. floss, H. 15. Hopkins, Brute McDonald, of this city and L. . Grifiths of Harre. Speakers for the annual commencement prize speaking at Montpeller Seminary havo been chosen as follows: Doiothy Parker of Montgomery, Grace Hulkley of Moretown, Mnrgaiet Kdgcrton of North Held, Hazel Twoinbley of Barton Laxidlng, Haibara Rrwln ot Newport Center, Stephen Collins of St. Albans, Walter Wil cox of Moretown, Donald Fairchlld of l'alrlleld, Charles H. Adams of Randolph ( enter and II. R. Hall of Worcester. The claiii day parts wero asslgiK-d as fol lows: Class president, Hertlia O. Clogston of U illiainstown; vice-president, Charles B. A lams of Handolph; secretarj-. S.nllo II, pond of Hast Berkshire; treasurer. w, C Carpenter of Cabot; orator, 1J, S. Hulkley of Moretown; poet, James M Seaver of W.irchain, Mas.; historian. Grace L. Allen of Ferrlshurgh; prophet Margaret Kdgerton of Northlleld; cl.i.-s will, Charles H, Adams of Handolph; presentation of class key, Walter L. Wll cux of Moretown. Tho granite manufacturers of this city and Harro havo been notified that com mencing Muy 1 prices on all rough granite stock will bo ivdvanced flvo cents per cubic foot on small stock, and from 10 to 1.1 cents per cubic foot on larger stock. This advance In prices Is attributed to tho combination of quarry owners in Harre. They claim It was necessary to advance, prices because ot tho Incieaso in wages paid to quarrjTm'ii. At tho annual meotlnir of King Sol omon ehapler, Iloj-al Arch MnsmiB, held Thursday evening, tho following olll cers wero elected: Dxcellnnt high priest, W. A. Shaw of Norlhllold; king, V 11 Heirlek; scribe, C. A. Lang; treasurer, W. A. Hrlggs; socrotriry, Pwlgbt K. Mason; cnptaln of tho host, W. C, Washburn; principal sojourner, H. J. Fitzgerald; roynl nrrh cnptaln, Lestor H. Greene; master ot the third veil, C. M. JJennett; master of tho seo ond vn.ll, Lincoln Harlow; master of tho first veil, H. W. Putnnm of Mlddln- sox. Tho royal nreh degreo was con forrcfl on two candidates from Nnrth- . field and tho work waa followed by u W, I', Dillingham and A. P. Farwell ad nilnlstralors of tho estato of tho lato John K. Hubbard, have sold to Halph W. Put nam of Piitiianisvlllo a vnluablo plot of land lying between Klin and Pearl streets on which Mr. Pulnnin Is to erect dwelling houses. Arrangements have been completed to put an exiuess milk ear on tho mall train 'south every morning May 1. It will bo run through to Ilnalon and kept Iced dur I lug hot weather. i The gross lecelpts for the two evenings ,uf "The Chimes of Normandy" Inst week were $(JJC. Mr. and Mrs. Grant Heath, who staged It and directed tho rehearsals, get $301 nnd tho Ladles Aid association of Heatim hospital, under whoso auspices the opera was given, will net about $15 D. Tho U. H. Skinner property on State street has been purchased by Dr. C. )!. Chandler for about $7,000. Pr. Chandler now owns the entire site on which a part of the voters wished the city hall to be built. Dr. Chandler now owns everything on that side of Stnte street from Christ Church to the Y. M. U. A. building, except the building occupied by the Pally Join lial. .1. K. Cushmnn of Rurlington, State tax commissioner, was In town Saturday nft crnnon checking up with State Treasurer Peavltt to ascertain how many corpora tions In the Htati' failed to pay their taxes hi tore April 1. Only a very few failed to come to time and of these nearly nil are Intending to go out of business, tinder tho law n corporation falling to pay its taxes before April 1 of each year loses Its charter and In order to recover the samo must apply to a court of chancery for per mission to resume business. Tho body of Charles W. Skinner, a for mer merchant of this city who died Satur day In New York, rvnrli.it Montpeller Monday and was placed In the tomb at Green Mount cemetery. Mr. Sk. liner was CI years old and was a Jew eler In this rlty for about 13 years. Heforo coming to Montpeller he was In business in R.-thcl. For the past 12 years he had leslded In New York but had frequently returned to Montpeller to renew old nr (Ualnlnnces, Ixivers of base ball In this city and Itarro aie rejoicing over the outcome of the meeting held In liiirllngton last Sat urday morning whereby It was settlod that they will have league base ball at the Intercity grounds dining the coming sea son. The Intercity directors will meet this evening in Itarro to consider the (pies, tlon of a manager and to discuss the question of raising the necessary funds. Present lndlcitlnns ale that A. W. Daley will be chosen malinger ot tho Intercity team. Mason S. Stone, Slate supei Intendent of diication, received notice Saturday ot a school unit, formed by tho towns of Springfield, Weather-d'ald, West Windsor, Haltlmoro and Heading, to bo known as tho Sprlnglield district. K. M. Hoseuc has been appointed superintendent. I'. J. Leonard, who has for two years represented the Mcliopiilltan Life Insur ance company In this city went Satur day evening to Meriibn, Conn., where he has been promoted to be asulstavt Miper inteiident of the Metropolitan agency In that city. Ilefore coining to Montpeller, Mr, Leonard represcnti d the Metropolitan three years In Umllngton. Tho law on contested elections Is be ing looked up nt the Stnte library by Attorneys Zed rf. Slanton of Hoxbury and W. C. White of Middlesex, who have been retained by the n iill-llcenso faction In Middlesex. These altornevs do not make public what course tiny Intend to pursue but they state that ome steps will be taken to prevent Frank Whitney, the only man who hns ipplltd for a license In Middlesex, get ting authority to sell booze In that town. Martin F. Keating, for the past 17 years steward and head waiter at tho Pavilion Hotel, tender'd his resignation yesteiday to Manager Heapby, the sarnie to take effect about May 1. Mr. Keating has had offers from three managers of summer hotels, but Is as jet undecided which he will accept. The Hon. William Chapln Is reported as seriously 111 at his home at Middlesex Center. He has for a generation or more bt en a prominent citizen of that town and of Washington county. Chief Judge nnd 'Mrs. John W. Howell, who havo been at the Pavilion Hotel s'nee last December, returned yesterday to their home In Randolph. EAST WARREN. Lester Lamb went to Handolph Mnn- ilay where ho has work In a hakeiy. Mrs. Mnbel Elliott Is visiting her parents In Hancock. W. J. McOlaflin has pur chased a heavj" pair of work horses In Waltstleld, price S3.10. II.u ry Davis ot Nnrthfleld visited his uncle, J. L. Me Olnflln, several days last week. Mrs. Laura lionetto went to Rochester Mon- ilny to cam for her sister, Mrs. Mnry Billings, who 13 very 111. N0RTHFD3LD. The work ot the V. M. C. A. was pre sented In town Sunday, Mr. Mason speak ing in tho forenoon at tho Methodist Church nnd his associate countj" officer In the Congiegiitlnn.il Church. A meeting for men was held In the Congregational Church at three In the afternoon and In the evening a service was held In the Universalis! Chinch In which the threo churches united. Special music was fur nished by the church quartette and choir and ..m attendance was large. Tho meet. lugs resulted In an awakened Interest In the matter of forming a Y. M. C. A. in Noithlleld, a matter whl. h was discussed several months ago. Miss Hele M. Bul lock Is confined to her homo by Illness. Miss Ida Thompson takes her pl.irn as teacher In the graded school. Company F will hold a May day danco In the Armory the evening of May 1. Muyo p, Blako will open a grocery store In the Mayo block this week In the store formerly occupied by It. A. Paine. Mr Paine expects to be employed as a travel ing f-nlcsinan. Charles Barton and James Hays have moved to Harre, where they will engige In the ictnll marble nnd granite business, both being practical men a the business. They havo moved their families to that city The Hal vacated by them In the Mayo block, has been rented by Mr. and Mrs. M. Cashen, who moved Into It Mon day. Georgo Igler nnd Miss K. Iackle were married Monday evening by the Rev. J. P, O'Neill at tho parochial lesidence.-A delegation of Shrlncrs will at lend a meet ing of that body In Burlington Frld iy. The Northlleld Cornet band will give Its second annual concert In the Armory tho evening of April 20,-r'harb-s F. Parker ot Woonsorket, H. I., Is visiting his father, Fritl Parker. Miss Prudenco Stlckuey, preceptress of the high school Is now acting principal, G, J. Borst, who has been principal for several months, having rcMgned and returned tn his home In New York State. A concert will bo given In the Con gregational church next week Filday evening. Among those who will take part are Dr. II. M. Gokej-, Mrs. K, R. II Flint and Miss Wllnioth, On the samo evening tho annual concert for the bene 111 of the Northlleld Cornet band will be given In tho Armory; the program will bo furnished by thn band mnmbers and local talent. A danc will bo held nt the close. Frank McGovern and family have moved from this place to llardwlck whero Mr. McGovern will re-enter tho pmnlov ot tlia Woodbury Grunlto com pany. Georgo Birch left Wednesday Her his homo In St. Johnsbtirjv A special communication of DeWIlt Clinton lodge was held Wednesday night when tho se cond degree was conferred. After tho work refreshments and a social hour wero enjoyed, I'M win P. Wilder hns gono to Lowell, Mars., where ho will play on thu Lowell bafo ball team con nected with tho New England league this summer. WATERBURY. Miss Myra M. Devoid and Ira Fnms worlh, both of this village, wero iinltei In mnrrlnge at the Methodist parson age hero April 10 at 7:00 p. m., by tin Hev. W. S. Smlthcrs. Mrs. Homer Denny of Nnrthfleld Is visit ing her daughter, Mrs. 13. 15. Campbell. S. J. Cionya of Hiimford Falls, Mass., is In town on lumber business, Mrs. M. E. Pel kins of Warren Is a guest ot her mmi, V. L. Perkins. Frank, tho nine months old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Kivelle, died Satiudny afternoon of membraneous croup. ' Tho Hev. nnd Mrs. W. R. Smlthera left Monday afternoon for the annual con ference which Is being held thin week at St. Johnsburj'. Mr. Smlthcrs has been given nn unanimous call to return to Waterhury. Miss Clara Smith spent Sunday at her home In Moscow. Mrs. J. L. Carpenter has been assisting in F. K Knight's store during the past week. The next regular meeting of tho Phllo matbean club will be held next Filday afternoon with Mrs. Alice Coolej'. The Hypatla club meets next Friday nfter noou with Mrs. B. T. Houston. EAST ROXBURY. Wlnlfleld, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Foss, and Oscar 11. Humphrey of Wiiltham, Mass., were married In Nash ville, Tenn., April 3. Margaret Kelley went to her home In Canada Monday. Ruth Wardtier passed several days hut week nt Pr. Ellis's In Brooktleld. FAYSTON. Arthur Maxhain has gone to the hos pital for treatment -James Livingston, who Is at work In Moretown, was In town a few days last week. Elijah Fuller nnd son Karl of Wnrren have been in town dehorning cattle. WORCESTER. Clinton Chandler has moved from the Chandler farm to the Harrlman hniiFO below the comer. Mis. Clarence Chandler and daughter, who have been visiting at V.. E. Chandler's for the past three w el:s, have gone to visit relatives in Calais. Fiank George lost a valuable cow Friday. She coked to death eat ing corn stalk". Foren Merwlll of Put-1 mnnsvllle and Mls.s Lllla King, daiu-hd-r of Mr. mid Mrs. Henry King, weie unit ed In marriage by the Hev. P. II, Car penter at Ills home Saturday evening- Miss Hlttle Bell Trow, who lives nt C. M. Ladd's was called to Moivjpellrr Mon day, by the denth of her mother, Mrs. Prill i Trow. Asa Emerson has bought the building formerly used as a skim ming station and will move It up to his farm and convert It Into a dwelling hnuso, Tho Rev. Georgo Smith Is attending conference at St. Johnsburj' this week. SOUTH WOODBURY. J. C. Brown slopped over Sundaj" at Warren Goodell's. Mrs. Moses Wltham Is working 'at H. B. Tarsle's. D. C. Willi ir is shipping his maple syrup tn Charles Colhns's In Iowa, Sugar makeis report the season more profitable than for sev eral .veais. Mrs. Alonzo Summer is suf fering from poor health.- Miss Loulso Watt went to Watcrburj- Mondaj1 whero she Is to teach this spring. Grace Burn hnm visited her aunt, Mrs. Frank Blodali, S'ltur laj-. The school board hns re-elected A. P. Kimball, town superintendent. MORETOWN. J. P. Attftln cut one of his lingers badly Tliurs-djj- wlnle cutting clapboards. Ib- bus worked In a mill 37 or 3s years and this Is tho first time he has been hurt so he had to stop work. 'Mr. and MrK Samuel Hnlrd of Waltstleld and Mr. and Mrs. Chandler McAllster of .Montpeller. Frank Atkins who work in Waltstleld and Mr. and Mrs. John Kingsbury of Wnitslicld were all In town Siindaj-. Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Johnson wero In Pnxbury Sunday. -Mis. Ion Turner of Waterburj' is visiting her brother, Merrill Child. There was a dance at the town hall Wediio.Ml.iy night for the benefit of the Moretown military band. --Mablo At kins was tn D'axbury Friday. AVa Iter Wilcox. Grace Bucklej'. Mnudo Johnson ind Miss Parker were at home from Montpeller Semlnarj over Sunday. Tho ladles' prayer meeting will bo held Fri day afternoon at Mrs. Me.lvln Fieeman's. V. J. Flanagan burnt his hands badly last week while taking off new sugar. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Green of Walts Meld were In town Sunday. WAITSFIELD. The village schools will commence Mon- daj April 2i with the sanm teachers as dining the winter term. Miss Cora Max well, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Max well, Is very 111. W. E. Long has com menced work on a bain he. Is building on his place In this village. Dennis Shea has moved back to his farm In the cast part of the town that he rented last year to Mr. Belvllle. Mr. Belville has bought and moved to the George Kew farm In Faj-ston. A large amount of sugar of excellent quality has been made. Some report three pounds or over to the tree. Mrs. E. O, Trash of Worcester, Mass., a fomier resident, Is visiting here. V, H. Moriarlty Is building an addition to his sawmill for storing sa-w dust. WATERBURY CENTER. Mrs. James Wallace, who has been stay ing with her daughter, Mrs, A. K. Smalloy, celebrated her MM birthday Saturday. She Is a remarkably bright nnd active woman for one of her j'ears. She received manj- callers nnd gifts throughout the day. The Rev. Mr. Gray of Woodstock preached it the Baptist Church Sunday. Mr. Hills, who works for Charles Hopkins has moved Into Henry Stone's house.- Mrs. James Wallace, who has been staying with her daughter. Mrs. A. K. Smalley, returned to her home Wednesday. Mrs. Persons of Bairn Is visiting Mrs, D. C. Hayes. A large number attended the Relief Corps sociable at Mrs. Newconib's last wee! Wednesday. There was n Baptist sncl.v hie nt the Green Mountain Lodge Wed- iicsdaj-. Dinner was sorved. Mrs. Ivy Herbert passed Sunday with her parents, Mr, nnd Mrs. A, K. Smnlloj-, Mrs, D. C. Hayes and Mrs. L. M, Husn gave n whist pary at Mm. Hayes's Friday evening. Rollln Woodworth of Montpeller, n stu dent at Dartmouth, called on relatives thu first of tho week. MARSHFIELD. Miss Stella Brown, who was nt Jeffer- sonvllle visiting her sisters, was called home by the lllnos-s of bur mother. School In town will begin Monday, April WINDSOR COUNTY. SOUTH ROYALTON. Mrs, Georgo Peering of lOast Randolph has been tho guest of hor ion tho pnst week,-Mr nnd Mrs, It. H. Galusha of Hoston have been In town :i few dys Their household goods were sold at auc- tlon Saturday Tho condition ot Mrs. CluirlcH Sleeper Is improvlnc Miss Molly Bingham of Hanover Is caring for Mrs. Casper Abbott. Walter Chadwlck Is working for P. F.tnouf. Joseph Waldo gave a danco at his resldnnco Friday even ing. Mls.s Maud Abbott returned from Hollows Falls Inst week, owing to tho se rious Illness of hej mother. Tho Hev. E. E. Wells preached his farewell sermon In the Methodist Church Sunday. This week he Is attending conference at St. Johns burj'. Mrs. Hutchinson of Hartford was In town last week to rco her sister, Mis. Abbott. DIVORCE OASES FAIL. bulge Miles Not Inclined in C. rati I Pleas Off Hand. Montpeller, April Hi. Tho trial of the case of Freeman vs. the estate of J, P. Donovan, which has beon on In Washington County Court stneo tho middle, of Inst week, Is nenrlng Its mini stages. Threo of the arguments were madn this afternoon and tho case will go to tho Jury before noon to morrow. Judge Miles this morning dismissed tho petition of Minute M. Estabrook for a divorce from Frank II. Esta brook, which was "-brought on the grounds of Intolerable severity and re fusal to support and also denied Geor gia DeCost a divorce from Thomas DeCost of Harre. Tho evidence In both these cases was not sufficient to satisfy the court that they should be granted. Judge W. W. Miles, who Is presiding nt the present term of Wash. liiRton County Court, Is evidently not Inclined to grant divorces off hand. He has previously dr tiled two petitions after the cases have been heard and the attorneys aro beginning to learn that a vrrj" clear case must bo made up before a bill Is granted. BIGIN THE FIGHT EARLY. CHbrnx of 11i.1I.int1 (Ireiuilje No cense Society Iti Olllerr.s. Rutland, April If.. Encouraged by the big cut down of the license oto nt the March election, the citizens of Rutland met this evening nnd organized a per manent no license organization, the gen eral opinion being that by beginning work early licensed saloons can be done nway with next spring. Tho following offlrrrs were elected: President, A. L. Pratt; vice presidents. F. E. Booth. A. H. Skider, E. P. Gllson; secretary. A. L. Smith: treasurer, B. L Fuller. The club will take steps Immediately to enforce the yes feature of th' local option law ns well as to create a sentiment for a no vote. HERMIT SHOT IN RIBS. MontRnmerj- Cenler Farmer I'srit Guns ltlmxrlf C'lll-elrikNlj-, Mnntgomety Center, April hi. Joel Wll- 1:1ns, a man about M wars old, who for everal years has lived alone on a farm nbnut three miles up the south road, so- called, and thought to be Insane, was captured this morning after a sensational struggle. Wilklns has labored for about a year under a delusion that neighbors wero in the habit of entering hW stable at night and beating bis calile. About two weeks ago It Is chniged that he shot at Louis, son of Joeph Toiich-tte, as the latter was passing In the ronl. Complaint be ing, made an order was Issued by the Hon. O. N. Kellon of St. Albans Judge of probate, calling, for an, examination to ie-41 uie sauiij- of wiiKins. lien ine offlrrrs attempted (o iirrrst him lie rr- fusrd a'dmltlilncr1' ri thr linhse, and as they were not prepared for a conflict, thi'j- ictlrcd. This morning Pputy Sheriffs H. M. .mil L. P. Martin, nMed by C. J. Ben- way and Hoy Klngrl.n- went to the Wil klns hnu-e again and were refused ad mittance. They fnrf"l the door and en tered, Wilklns, Mending on the stairs ordered the officers nut nt the point of a loaded revolver, 'fining threatened he ran up stairs, hid behind it partition, reached one hand out of a dnnrwiij', and fired two shots, but no one was hit by the bullets. One shot was tired In return, which wounded Wilklns In the ribs but the bullet did not lodge In his bndj'. Af ttr this he made no further resistance. Wilklns wns then taken to the office ot Dr. E. C. Brown where the wound was dressed. PJ'TLAND ROAD'S NEW ENGINES. Six new consolidation engines and two hlx-wheel heaxy switch engines have been purchased by the Rutland Railroad roin panj The consolidation engine weigh approximately liOiX) pounds each, exclu sive of the tender and the freight englnm l?.ri,0&0 pounds, exclusive, of the tender. The cost of road engines is about Jl'J.t.'O each, and about $11, Oil each for the switch engines. The American Ijocomotlve Works at Schenectady has the contract for the former and tho American Iocoinotlvii company's winks nt Paterson, N. J., for the shifters. These engine are of greater capacity and eftlclcncy than airy before purchased by the road. The delivery Is to bo made about May 1. BASE BALL SEASON OPEN. The Season In (lie National ami Ameri can Hair Hull I.eiigiirN (Ipeited I, list Tbnrxiliiy. AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDING. Won. Lost. Tct. Cleveland 2 1 .fit? Philadelphia 3 Z AM Chicago 3 2 Hoston 3 2 ,tW New York 2 2 .Mo Detroit 2 2 ,Tt) Washington 1 3 .2rl .St. I.nuls : 1 3 ,;w NATIONAL LEAGUE KTANOINO. Won. Lost. Pet. Chicago 3, 0 1.C4) Cincinnati 3 1 .TiiO Hoston 3 1 .TW New York 3 1 ,7M Philadelphia 2 2 .."Oil St. Louis 1 4 ,5ii Pittsburg o 2 .nno lirooklyn 0 4 ,M Self-control Is going down In tho cellar to sne.ir Instead of doing It before the children, NSTATi: OK I.HTIA .1. KIXSI.HV. Tho undersigned, having been ap pointed by thu honornble probate court tor the district of tlniiid Isle, commis sioners to tecoive, examine and adjust nil claims and demands of all persona against Martha J, Kinsley, Into of Al burgh, Vt., in said district, deceased, hereby glvo notice that we will meet for the purpose of examining and allowing- Hald claims at the residence of Etlgeno Thresher on Saturday, October 5 from !i o'clock a, in. until 4 o'clock p. m., each of said days, and that slv months from the Sth day of April, A. I), 11)07, Is thu time limited by said court for said creditors to present their claims lo us for examination and allowance Dated nt Albtiigh, this 17th day of April, A, n. 107 Mi-lhourii linznn, administrator. Expires October Kth. PJ07 I.OHAN W EDO E WORTH, MY HON McOHEOOH, 42wJ!t Commissioners, PLANT TREES MAY 3. Arbor l:iy ProelnmnUoii Infilled by 1ic-. P. II, Proctor. STATE OF VERMONT. By Fletcher P. Proctor, Governor. A PROCLAMATION. In order to foster a regard for and In terest In tree culture, the better to create nnd maintain an healthy and strong public sentiment for tho proper preservation at our forests nnd tn encnurago the love nnd study of nature, I deslgnato Friday, May 3, 1M7, as ARBOR PAY. Let there be an universal recognition and obsei vance of this day. We nre learn ing In this age tho great Importance of ttees, their undoubted effect on our streams, soils, temperature, climate, and seasons. They are of especial value to the beauty, healthfulncss and material pros perity of Vermont. In school nnd home, and oilier lilting plnce let these vital les sons be Inculcated. Particularly let our school children by appropriate exercises be ltnprcss.il with the high worth, both economically and iiesthetlcallj', of the en vironment of tho natural world, nnd let them understand the need nnd vnlue of the planting of trees and shrubs. Ijt at tention thus be directed to the ndornment of hlghwaj-s, public grounds, and private property. And Irt there be a general and rarnest endeavor to realize the purpose for which this day Is designated. Given under my hand nnd tho seal of the State, at Proctor, this 17th day of April. In the (Seal) year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred seven, and of the Independence of the I'nlted States tho one hundred thirty first. FLETCHER D. PROCTOR. By the Governor, BENJAMIN WILLIAMS, JR., Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, LOOKED INTO THE WALL. A rather peculiar case of absent nilnd idni'ss was that related of Peter Bur rowe.i, an Irish lawyer. A friend who call ed on Hurrowos at nn enrlv hour one morning found him shaving with hl face held close to an empty wall. "What on earth are you assuming that attitude for?" lie asked. "To look In the glass," was the reply. "Hut there's no glass thoie,"' knighted (he acquaintance "Bless yon! I didn't notice that before," said Burrow es, nnd then calling his ser vant he asked him what had become of the mirror. "Whj-, sir." said the man, "It was bro ken six weeks ago." HIS LAST RETORT The story Is told of a well known Chicago criminal lawyer, whose valuable services were retained last year by the wealthy relatives of a man accused of murder In a southwestern State. The case was a bad one, for the evi dence was overwelmlngly against the ae cis'mI. Despite this fact, the lawyer con trived, by the kllful exercise of every tilck and maneuver known to the profes sion, to secure the disagreement of Juries, i appeals, etr., till nt last th" case was brought before the Supreme Court ot the United States. One day In an Interview between the pi-boner and his counsel, the former alli ed, "In case the Supreme Court should decide against me, what will be my next move?" "Tn Heaven, I hopr.'' was the candid response of tho lawyer. IT BROKE. "Frcddj-, you $hnuldn't laugh out loud In the schoolroom," exclaimed the t. a cber. "I didn't rpran to do It," apologized FreddS'. "I was smiling, when all of a sudden tho smile busted. Harper's Weekly. THAT PLOT AGAINST THE PRESI DENT. I From tho Randolph Herald.) The countrj- at large feels that Roose velt has woiked himself into a needless sweat over the matter. Even If true. wU a plot would miscarry miserably. The people cannot be fooled bj wiles so patent. Without a doubt the great money Inter ests have no us-r for Roosevelt and would like to see a man In the White House whuni they i they could handle. Hut they are y hopeless and helpless In the face utterly of th" popular sentiment arrayed agalni't them. The next President, whether named Roosevelt or not, will not ho the tool of Wall street. The President, who Is under a severe strcrs In his oonfl rt wlth-the plu toetats, needs a piece of Ice under hLs collar. STATE NURSERY FOR TREES. FOREST The last Legislature pasted rin im portant act In establishing at the Yer moiit Agricultural Experiment Station a rotate nursery for growing forest tree seedlings. The law specifies that theio nre to be furnished nt cost for planting In the Stnte. The significance of tl.is act becomes evident when one considers that at least two-thirds of Vermont's arm Is foreordained to grow trees and realizes that nt present prices tree culture will hrltlg a large return for the Investment than nnj' other crop, A crop of second growth Vermont pine cut last year over VSflfl worth of lumber per acre. Nature does well by us In natural forest growth, hut the best results often require sonm planting to supplement nature. The e. perltnent station lias In press a bulletin announcing Its plans Mud giving advice as tn practical methods. It has already arranged to supply a number of piriles with seedling trees to plant this spring. Others who wish them should write at once. Stock Is offered varying In price nccordlng to sl7.e, kind and quantity from J2.nn to $12.00 per thousand plants. Thanks to thn generous courtesy of the officials of our neighboring State, the New York State l'otester, Mr. C H. Pettis, Is to act as consulting forester for tho Vermont station. Moreover the New York forest conunli-slon, through Its secretary, Col. W. V. Fox, has given the Vermont Slate nursery a considera ble unmlier of 2-year old white plan seed- lii.gs nnd offered to furnish an additional supply upon order through the Vermont nursery at cost of growing auw picking. As a result It will be possible for the State nursery lo take orders as long as this quantity permits, for delivery be tween May I and llnv PI at S.'.Iin per thousand plants for small orders nnd somewhat less for large ones. Since this Is less than half the nurseryman's usual price, It behooves those who wish them to order promptly. May Is the best month for planting and all orden should be In by May 1. It Ih not probable that as low prices can be quoted again until YM since It requires two ycais fropi feeding to grow the crop. j This 2-jfnr old stock Is too small lor planting In perninnent place this spilng except these ciiMilltlons are nltogeth 'V favorable. For most eases It should be set In the nursery row and drawn upon as needed for planting after one or two years' further growth. Those who wish to secure plants for use during either of the next two years should, therefore, m.ill themselves of this opportunity. For further advice apply promptly to tho Experiment Btntlon, Hurllngton, Vt. THE WEEK'S NEWS Thursday, April 11. That over ?1!(X),W)() Hint wns paid Info the defunct Provident Securities and liatikliiK company ol' Hoston wns wil fully squandered bj the dlrectoro of the rouipnnj- nnd that less than .f.lU'JO re tiinlns Ih the statement or the receivers of tho conipntiy. IIitntlreilH of rattle throngliont Cuba are dead, ns a reciilt of the continued droiiKht. Culm lias not had a sood rnln Blnco October.. The Minnesota house of representn tlvcs adopted n concurrent resolution eondomnlnK the violent attacks made by U. II, riurrimim nnd his "crowd" Upon Presldpnt HtMwevclt. Governor Cnmphell of Texas vetoed the Snntn Fe railroad consolidation hill, which seeks to conpolldnte several branches of the road In east Texas, The senate passed the hill over the veto. Morris Moiessohn, the Hoston pawn broker whom the pollee discovered to he his own burglar, committed suicide at his store by shooting. Walter Wellman bade his friends In America farewell when the steamer Totintlne sailed from New York. He snys he expects that the pole will be discovered next Aiisfiist. Cruiser Washington wns presented with n hnndsome silver service, valued nt 55000, on hehalf of the state of Wash ington, for which the ship wns nanu-d. Friday, April 12. A mall package, npparentl.v contain ing dynnmlte, exploded while it was helm? stumped In the St. Louis pn.stnf tiee. The explosion blew away a finprer and. thumb of the clerk who was BtampltiK the package. A verdict for ...".n.OOO wns given to the executors of the will of the late Major John Byrnes against Isaac It. Newcomh oV Co.. broker" of New York, In a suit brought by tho executors to becure the return of certain securities which were negotiated for li.vrnes. A rigid inquiry Into the operation of nil the Immigration nations of the countrj' has been instituted by Secretarj- Straus of the department of com merce anil Inlinr. Judge Dodge, in the Cn'ted Stntes district court nt Hoston, appointed a re ceiver of tlie Napier Motor company of America. The director's admit the inability of the concern to pay Its out etnndiug obligations. Lord Cromer. Croat Hritnin's pleni potontiary on the Nil?, hns resigned. Ho had been Hritish upent nnd consul general In Bpj'Pt since 1SS.1. Confirmation of the surrender of Puerto Cortez, Honduras, on April 0 b.r the Honduran nnnj- and navj- was brought to New Orleans bj- the steamer Merlcntor. from Cortez. Ten million lottery tickets-, represent ing, If they had been sold at face value, $0,000,000. were fed to the furnace at the federal building at Sim Antonio. Tex. Butcher workmen, who tied up the roeut packing: industry throughout the country In 100. and who finally suf fered defeat In the struggle, tire about to present new demands to the packers. Saturday, April 13. An unpaid state commission to In vestigate coinnieri'e nnd industry was recommended by Covernor Guild In a meSMine transmitted to the Massachu setts legislature. nr. Samuel S. Guy was held to nwalt the action of the jjrand Jury on the n-commeudntlon of n jury sitting at Ja maica, I'. I., and which inquired Into the death of his wife, who wa.s shot mid killed at her home. Domenico Tctl was found sullty nt liocklund, Me., of the murder of Raphael Contort!, whom he shot in a drunken row over a card came. Claudo II. Hewlett died of ptomaine . poisoning nt Great Harrington. Mns new.tt atp some canned chicken nut and it is supposed the meat was impure. Rus'sln is assembling a body of troops on the Persian frontier for a demon stration which, It Is thought, will soon bo necessary. Two German aeronauts, Or. Weg ener nnd Adolf Koch, descended in a bnlloon at Knderby. ICntr. The balloon had covered Sl'J miles from Iterlln iu 19 hours. Throe men who are nlloKod to have broken Jail nt Greenwich. H. I., were enptured nt Moosup, Conn. A fourth man who escaped from the Jail with those captured made his escape on a freight train. Sunday, April 14. Policemen Sechler nnd SellecU nnd Charles Vlncculco were shot and fa tally wounded by Salvntore Gnvornale in a runnlns flsht at New York. Gnvor nale, immediately nfter Ills arrest, wns Identified by the three dylnu men, W. J. Bryan, in an address at Wash. Inston, praised the colleges and churches that have declined to accept money from wealthy men "who have prnlned their riches by dUhouest meth ods." A referendum iu the canton of Ge neva, Switzerland, hti rntllled the law prohibiting the sale of absinthe, It Is s,tated by one of the attorneys who acted for Harry Thaw In the re cent trial that I. M. Iielinns will not hereafter have anything to do witli the case. An argument over the teamsters strike resulted In a murder at Hos ton, the victim being John Hlgglns 25 jvnrs old, who was stabbed In the nock by n cotton hook and died or. the waj to a hospital. The police charge Hob. ert H. Clark, -Ifi years old, a negro, with the crime. Continuous heavy rnlns have caused the rlvo'-s to overllow. seriously flood ing Macedonia and Asia Minor. There has been heavy loss of life and destruc tion of cattle huiI property. M.' Knistleff, president of the execu tive committer of the Russian Work- men's Council, who was sentenced to exile In SJuerla and the loss nf nllclvll tights for seditious speeches, hns es caped abro.nl. Monday, April 13. P.lshop Turner of the A, M, K. church, In n speech at Atlanta, made mi attack on the courts and the legislature, de daring negroes have hem discriminated ngainst Governor Hrownrd of Klnr'da pent a special message to the legislature advo catdig state I te .iiu itr.ce Three men Ullii'd n id one proball fatally Injured i the re n,i of 'he Wi of train wreckers nt h -new le ll When it piissengi'i-Irniti p npg d inol open swlt'-h while ini-e'iit t it ii .speed. James II. Kckrbi. pres-i'mt of Commercial Nntim, il bun!,, dim! nnd formerly conip ro'icr of th- el reney, dltd nt hi l.oii.e of henrf J eiiKe while he wns iicp p bed George Shnmbneher n wealthy r eptato dealer of New York wns vhotnl fatally wounded while in tho dim room of his home, presumably by burglar. David iilllington swam flreequl ters of n mile in 17 m nntts n 2 r. sS otids. nt Sydney, N S W 'hereby ( ntilig a new world s rfecrd A shock of electricity ciused deatli of Miss Anna W Greenwol nged lift, who was found dead sltti beside a telephone Instrument In I home nt Marlboro. Mn s. President Huo.-eve't has addres' "To the School Cliliiirrn of the Ft ,' States" message on tnc s gn licai nf Arbor day. lie says M at whf n 'll help to preserve our forf s's or 'o ph new ones th-y are act ng tho purtl good citizens Tusf.day, April 16. A destructive mrtlKiunlie which vl felt more or less tbreughoi.t 'he grenl part of Mexico, caused pan c In t city nnd ccn.plete'.y desrojed citle of Cltllpanc ngo n'sd f'h 'npn, I well as several vnmll towns and v'llucl The lo'-s of life !s f"l"'islj est triH at from .".00 to '0i. and ftil'j 10.CKW pi pie have had the'r homes dos'rovfd Ilenrv M Whitiif.v put a new t n'l the political complex on of Mn-snt! setts br decln'ing th i he squl-ewl ing to run for lieutm- n' govern irag I this fall with Will...m I Imlasnt Democra"',!' candidate for g(PTor Ilenrv G. IinUey numlcrer of GeoJ ft. Condn'e. wns eei llttsl n the CI nectlciit stnte prison ' Ha ley showl no fenr nnd walked with u ad erl and in a eir-eompnsed n: 'inner frl his cell to the scnffili' Counsel for the di "c ue ii 'he brought by "r.et fr'cnd ' of Mrs M,j H.'iker Ivldy against Curs' i- Si i olllcials to compel the '"i er to gip accounting nf Mrs- Kddj's estaf i nn unexpected course by ti ng a w for an Immediate hearli.g The evacuation nf M .lc' itr'a by j Russians and .Inpaxese, us ngrr , 'o i dor the Portsmouth tre ty, a. l the possession of thi.t a-t dot m n China, hits br-eu arroirrdsl ed George Gladu. 11 ycs"-s old was cidentaliy shot and 1- 'led nt PP'slbl Mass, by Charles Ilugn ar' jm.'tl the same age. The medical build. ng, one of largest of the group compr sing Mc(l university, Montreal, was bunu-u tho ground. The loss Is "Gnfi.noo Hrtiee Clark, charged wt' m' "1 Ing John i:. Iligi-'ts. a teamster held at Hoston in bond': of.5"f'f0 for superior court. New York's transfer 'ax 'aw was cinred cnnstitiitioual by the suprel court of the I'nited States. I Wednesday, April 17. According to the latest ava lnble formation fiom various points southern Mexico, the death liNasn suit of th-! rei-tnt ennhiiual.e will gregnte 3S and tl.e i st of injUTd i son will total f)M. Countess De Jotemi c-i , tv fori : eideat Paris by shoot 'Iheeoiin'l was a Km iiaa. - J trs !d. The magnificent new If dqnnrtl of the Cuitcd Kns ft-- snt'etl mechanical, clceuvnl iu I n .n.ng, tinted and erectn.1 by ndrew Camel at a co't of Sl.'tiiiftfn was fonnil dedicated nt New York. A bandit held up the Northern I press company's I'nlon depot office St. Paul nnd compelled the clerk open the safe and give h'm a put It: containing j'.'o.WO. The robher caTied. I!v the settlement of a $n,.00O.000 fl brought by the trusters of the est! of Warren H. Potter against tlie editor of S'irali V. Potter the rl of New Redford. Mass nnd n niiml of local Institution wl'I re-ove SSI OCX). IVrrv P. Hedrlek ch ef c ty tnry inspector of the Ch'- agi dep me'nt of health, wns arrested en charge of solicit, ng nnd accepting bribe. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Marder w driven from their 'enrment at Clielf Mass., by a tire and tv otf the r cl dren, I.lij. years old, and Is-ael were suffocated. Montreal tire comn o- s f 'e make a searching 'nvrs'lgatoi n gard to the origin of 'te liri ' the n leal building at MoG if vf y That Intelligence. I.piw e ige : culture nre the th nrs vM h 'he I versifies can ennti-n iite 'o the en of universal peace was the ci nsen of opinion of the college p'es'd'n's v spoke at the un'vers t.v ireetlpg of peace conference In the interest- of seen e tl e b of Df K'On ! Cruw.-Ml. wli d ed ni-i-hi'k disease nid prT't f,i lur m the sub'" t nf a po'tiPorf'n' ex mill tlon bv the t'n vi-rs . C M nnes medii'-i' CARLOAD OF LUMBER. Shipped .Nine Vi'iirx gi nnd linn : Hraclu-il llcillnllllon. Ptica, N. Y., April K. A car of It; her was loaded nt Hangor a station the Rutland railroad, in ar Ogdensbu nine years ago. and It has not reached Its destination according ti story printed here to ila-. On S' tmuber 12. 1 80S, It was taken to Hon Point. It was billed to the .1 A Sh i,!ii-a Lumber Co. On October f of Fiiiue vear the oar had readied Hi - . i Hngton, Vt., and last wee Is It was pii ed In to .Mniuen, .muss. It has been cast at the doors of i firm after another onlj- lo be n fu nml started on Its wnv In search oi home. Where tho Shepard Luml company was located no one seems know. Tho Swcezy l.umbi r conipe of Maiden, has consulted to te charge nf the lumber, awaiting i v.tinmiii.iitH in thn iilni! years i lumber bus been thoroughly sensoil and has grently Increnseil in voiue. A woman never seems to think her hi band Is sk-k until ho cusses a lot u.i It.