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BURLINGTON. VT THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1907. NUMBER 51. HAPPENINGS IN T. local Items of Interest Prom All Parts of the Green Moun- tain State. M Ms BY COUNTIES The Wlnnkl 2 Icy, Village. upNorth CD From tlir It IV In the Lake to the Pnanunipn ilong Otter Creek and br 7?. Shore of Will tr io Hirer Cs) -ered liy Spe cial Corrcaroi?nts- ADDISON COUNTY, M1DDLEBUEY. The grnduntlng exercises of the Mid dle! itry high si hool were hold In the nvr.i hotis Friday night nnd were af ter led by a full house. Tho stage was ilf irntod with the class colors, green Tl i graduates Classical course, John Mllni Acrv, Kathleen Maria roof; I.ntlii-stlcntlflc course, Albert Forsytho Burt, Miv Ellen Calhoun. Elizabeth Caswell, Stephen Alien Doody, Kmma Jlbbs En.-ton, Dane Duttun Jackson, oulse Johnson, Vina Henrietta Kins, ifnrry Wllllnm Mark, Mabel Martin, I'ernlce Paulino Twltchel; Engllsn onr.se, rilffiinl Henry Allls, John lopktns Calhoun, Gladys Klla Ham lin, Helen Hunl, Warren Ernest Hnld rldgo, Sarah Marguerite I.ane. After the exercises n dnnee was held In tho 1 i 1 whleh wan well attended. Tho I itronossis were Mrs. J. H. Stewart, Mrs Harrlman, Miss Chase anil Miss Miry llagar of this village, nnd Mrs. C H Lnn of Cornwall. f')l. AVal'er T. Chester, a former resi dent of Mld'llohury hut recently of Hutford I'unn , died In the city hospi tal nt Hot m Saturday. lie was on his way hr m w'ioii taken III, hiving visited here about 10 (lavs ago. He had an en viable Civil War record nilvnndng from private to colonel in the Mth New York Surday was children's day at the Con c Rational Chi rch and the annual Sun day schr 1 concert was plven In the even ing to m indienee whleh filled the churen. The Stindny school, ami all members of the church ivli i wii to Join, will have a pli rl at Iiko Dmimnre to-day If the weather Is f avorahlo --Miss Adeline. Myrick, wno lias been with relatives at Cream hill, BhoTeham. for n year and more, lias returned and will soon reopen her house on Franklin street. Frank Snackettv a former resident, ami now proprli tor f the Goddnrd House at Lud V w, has returned to that burn after a erlef visit In Middlehury nnd Bridport. Among visitors hero are Norman S. Johnson of Tallahassee, Fin., and Mr, and Mrs Robert S. Wheeler of Portland, Me. - Robert T Morse went Sunday to Pitts ford, w-bere he expects to work the rest of the s"as-n In the contructlon of tha fate mlK reuIols hospital. Mr. and Mrs. A P Tabor of Vergennes have been lisltmg their son, Arthur C. Tahor. There arc unclaimed letters at tho post offl e for A. E. Bryant and Miss M. E. LiToiirortc.--William Sullivan of Spring field, Mass., lias returned to that city Bfter a visit to relatives here, some of be present inn are Intorsted In the veterans, Mrs. Pierco of Springfield, M iss., one of the notional officers, lp hero loi king after the organizing of the f let y The latest addition to tho large number of r.ist horses at the fair grounds Is Bid. R... a very tine ami Ramey looking pray gelding who has a low mark of 2.10t4 made at the Readvllle track and In the fifth heat at that. Sid R. Is 10 years old, stands ISt, hands and weighs l.BOn pounds, lie Is ownd by Erwin (J. Piper nnd Is handled by Frank Bontly, the well known trainer. Work Is being pushed but thn track Is hardly lit as yet for fast work and the best works outs have onlv been 2.32 One Improvement will be d Uble-decked judge' stand so tho startrr will hold forth above the judges. - Miss Genevieve MeMahon, who has leen visiting her parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. Patrick MeMahon, has returned to Rut land. The spilng K,rm of school In renter district closed Friday with a picnic at M iosnlamoo park, Lake Hun more Pn,'-,- having no absent or tardy n' irks, d'lrlng the term are: Walter 1 nituittr, oi-H Hump and Holiln Whit ney Those showing Rreatest progicss aM attalnlnp highest averages In dally suhjei ts nre- Orle Hump, highest average rtollln Whltnev second; Herman Vin cent, th'rd, Christine plew, fourth, nnd Gladys Milieu, fifth. Joseph Iwiwrenri; nnd Miss May Sullivan wero married June 17, isic,, and a number of their friends assilled them at the Hotel Logan on the 11 anniversary Monday evening nnd gave them n great send off, Judpo F M Foote went Tuesday to North Hero for a few davn with his nephews, Villi am II and Fred Ruttnn, of New Tork eltv, former well known residents nnd memhc rs of the local bar. M. H. Spencer and Ralph W, Spear of Rutland nre stnylng In town for a week or two - Co, and Mrs. S. A. Illsley hnve re turned from a month In Canada. Tho Rundav sehon of tho Congregational Church held a Inrgely Attended picnic nt Jike. Dunmoro Tuesday. Mr, nnd Mrs. Arthur Illssett go to 1-nko Dunmoro (his week where they havn positions for the ftimmer. Miss Jonln I,n Pan has returned VERGENNES. Mrs, Allan Norton died Sntunlny af ternoon nt In r lioniK in FcrrlHlmrKli nfter n lingering IDiiosh from cmieor, nged fil She leaves a husbnnd, ono him, Freil Norton of FerrlsburKli, oiin daughter, Mrx, Wnrren Oldruff of Putt Henry, N. Y two brothers, Clara I'ul nlpher of TowkMlcld, Mass,, and Hclii tnoro PulHlpher of New Haven, Conn., two sisters, Mrs. Clnyton Sargent of Massachusetts, nnd Mrs. Kmma Rock wood of New Haven, Conn. Tho fun eral was held Monday nt the Rap. tint Church at East Addison at two HON o'clock p. m. Friday forenoon ns Richard Hooth, a well-known farmer of FcVrlsliurgh, wns drlvliiK Into town, ho met tin nutomohlle In depot hollow, At the sight of the auto the horso be came unmnnngengle nnd rnn throwing Mr. liooth out, bruising his right W severely nnd also bndly slinking him up. The horse ran ns far ns the Amer ican House where he was stopped. It Is reported that the auto wns from Connecticut nnd wns exceeding tin speed limit. Mrs. V.. P. Ktllson went Friday to Proctor to visit Mrs. II. If. Stlls.011. llownnl, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Mntthevc French of Monkton, Is III. Mrs. R. R. Dnvlcs, who hns been visit ing her father nt Wnnseon, Ohio, for nbout two months, returned home Fri day. The Rev. Ilr. H. J. Sellnger hns returned from Roston, Mnss., where he wns r.nllod last week by the Illness of his slstor-ln-la w Mr. nnd .Vrs. John Muhlflblo of Auburn, Mnss., nre visit ing their daughter, Mrs, Henry Hal lock of Waltliam Miss J. C. Reed of Orono, Me., and Miss Ethel Chandl'r of Sprlnglleld, Mass., teachers In th" Vergennes graded school, left Satur day to pas.s the vncntlon at their homes. The Chntnplaln Vnlley stock farm has recently sold a registered four-yenr-old Holsteln cow nnd calf to Vnrney Brothers of llristtil, n regis tered calf of the same breed to K. II. Eastman of Hrlstol, nnd also one Hol steln calf to A. W. Hawkins of FerrN hurgh. Carlos H. Pecu, who wns call ed here by the illness nt his motlir, Mrs. Wllllnm Pecu, returned to Mont poller Saturday. A. P. Vlttum nnd Felix Fltdd assisted the Hrlstol band 1 Snturdny evening nt Its weekly home concert. Miss Lora Clark has rinsed her school In the Webster district. Fee rlsburgli, and will go to her home In Morelown this week for the summer vncntlon. The annual reunion of tho Vnrney family will be held Thursday, June 20, nt the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. I). Ilrnper of Lincoln. Tho following Is the new time for clos ing the mall nt this postotllce: G-oIng north, 11:60 n. m.. 3:30 p. in., .":no p. m.: going south, SM5 a, m., 12:10 p. m., 4:15 p. m.. 7:51 p. m. In Monday's market, butter sold from 11 to 21 cuts per pnur.d nnd eggs nt 17 cents per dozen. Am Hall of the 1'iilverslty of Vermont Is at home for a few days The Rev. N. Thomas Hafer returned Monday from East Huhbardton when he has been holding n successful series of special meetings the past week nt the Haptlst Church. Mrs. I.. I.angevln .Is nt home from a three weeks' visit to her daughter, Mr?. A. Limbert of Johnson. J. A. Harrington went Monday night to Roston. Charles Hitchcock of Orwell has been making a few days' visit this week to his aunt. Mrs. Robert Mclitiahlin. 1 'apt. C. E. Parker and N. J. MrCuen nre attending the diocesan convention at Rurllnt'ton ns delegates from St. Paul's Church. Mrs. Esther Gully and niece. Miss Katherlne Hotsford, of Addison are paf-slng tiie week with Mrs. I,. G. Whit ford. The Rev. J. Hall 1ing left Tues day for a trip West and expects to visit the State of Washington before his return. Hernndltte, diughtor of Mr. nnd Mrs. Edward Connors of this city, was married to Francis I,oon Young of Rrockton, Mass., yesterday at 7:30 a. in. nt St. Pe ter's Church by the Rev. Joseph Iivlgne. The ceremony was very Impressive with special sermon and blessing to thn newly wedded couple. Pert Young of Brattle horo, a brother of the groom, was best man and Miss Hattle May Connors of Hrlstol, sister of the bride, was brides maid. The bride wtus gowned In a travel ing suit of blue nnd carried prayer beads. After the ceremony a reception was held nt tho home of the bride's parents whore a wedding breakfast was served, only tile near relatives and a few Intimate friends being present. Resides those from away who attended the wedding were Mr. nnd Mrs, Young, parents of the groom and two daughters, Sadie and 1ena, of Rrat lleboro, Edward Viinderberg of North Rennlngton and Miss Frances Emma. Sptague of S-henectady, N. Y. The bride was the recipient of numerous gifts con sisting of silver nnd china ware, cut gin, table linen and n purse of money. Mr. nnd Mrs. Young left on the morning train for Boston where their honeymoon will he passed nfter which they wlil reside In Brockton, Mass., where Mr. Young Ins a position n.s ad, writer In one of 'lie pub lishing houses In that city. Mrs Ann S. Martin went Tuesday to Shore!. am for .1 three weeks' visit to her cousin, Mrs. A. J. Towner, nr.d other relatives Mrs F. U. Fish nnd Mrs. E. O, Norton went yester day to the lake to open their cottages for the summer, Miss Gertrude Henld, a former teacher In the Vergennes graded school, Is visiting Miss Edith McGovern. Mrs. Kmma Ixiucks has moved into rooms over the Vergennes Fruit company's store on Main street. H. "B. Slack and son, Roy, Visited Walter Taylor of Rutland yester day A daughter wns born June K, to Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Collins of Wnlllngford. Mr. Collins was a former resident of Fer rlshurgh and Is the son of State Senator II. W. Collins. BRISTOL. Miss Daisy Cushmin of Middlehury Is a gueft of Mrs. H- C. E. Bristol. -Mrs. R, A. Sessions Is visiting In Brandon. Mr. and Mrs, Hcrmon Hallnck of Hunt ington Centre, havo been visiting Mrs. Sarah Sprague this week. The carpen ters begnn work on the c. a. Hanks house Saturday. F. B. Brooks of An thony, Kans., Is a guest of Mr. and Mrs, Frank Ward. The Baptist Chrlstlnn En deavor rpclcty has elected these olTlcers for the ensuing six months: President. Mss Evelyn Dumas; vice-president. Wllllnm Mny; treasurer. Miss Edith Brown; Junior superintendent. Mr.i, J. B, Rider; niueclal director, MIi-h Georgia Peck; corresponding secretary, Miss Georgia Pock; recording secretary, Mrs, William May. E. C. Norton was M tneked by a young bull while doing some work on his farm Friday. The hull knocked him over nnd rolled him around In the dirt. Some of his men came to his assistance nnd drove the bull off, Mrs. I.uclnda Glllett of Mm-lah, N. Y., In visiting Jier daughter, Mrs. h. II, Blssonette, Mr. nnd Mrs, Justin Tucker of Wnrren nre visiting heie for a few dnys. Mr. C. W. Smith of Burlington visit ed here over Sunday. Mr and Mrs. (', F. Young and son of BnrlliiKtou aro KUestH of .Mr. and Mrs N. D. BIhsoii etli'. Mrs. I-Miiiutid Ixidue returned from WIiioohUI Saturdny whern hIio wiih called by tho Illness of her moth er, Mrs, Maxwell. Mr. nnd Mrs. Tom rlpriiguo nnd rhlld of Bellows Falls, nro KUt-Hts of their parents, Mr. mid Mrs. C. W. Sprague. A colored prench er, the Row J. II. Hector, addressed a large congregation nt tho Methodist Church Sunday morning, Ho spoke ncnln Tuesday evening on "Personal Remlnlscenren of the Civil War." Theimometers registered SO degrees In the shade here Hundny. W, W. Hatch Ir HI. Jasper Pago of Middlehury and S. J. Ashley of Waltslleld, were In town Sunday. Two persons nulled with tho Advent Church Sunday by bnptlsm In the river. M. N. Ross, who wns bndly Injured several weeks ngo by n log rolling on htm, wnn In the village for the first time Saturdny,- Mrs. Ada Hewitt nt South Frnmlng hnm, Mnss., Is visiting nt E, 1, Hcwltt'ii. The village reservoir Is 22e feet higher than the square In front of Holley Hall. Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles Lafayette, are back from their wedding trip nnd nro nt home to tholr friends nt T.nfnyetto plnre. A. It. Newton of Boston Is In town, The H.11 llt Church was well filled Sunday evenlnn; for the exercises of children's day by the prlmnry department, Mrs. W, M. Fnrr nnd two children, nre visiting her parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. G. M. Gould, In Morrlsvllle. The Rev. D E. Coffey has gone to tho Fanny Allen hospital for treatment. The Bristol high school team went to proctor Saturday nnd wns beaten, a to 2 --Mrs. Mary C. Currier of Enfield, N. H., arrived Saturday nnd will make her home with her son, C. C.Currler. Mr. nnd Mrs. C. J. Sopor of Vergennes passed Sunday In town. F. H. Palmer went to Burlington Mon day to attend the annual health olll errs' school. The Rev. G. E. Cddy and. s m "f Central Bridge, N. Y., are guest of Mr. and Mrs. II. E. Mender for a few days. Mrs. W. S. Heynnson l visiting relatives In Massa chusetts. Ietter advertised In the Hrlstol postofflee June 17: Mr. II. A. ('rain, Mrs. Bert Manning, Catherine McG.e, the Clement Co., I. N. Frost. Miss Ethel Tucker lias closed a successful term of s-hool In Middlehury anil Is nt homo for the summer vacation. Dr. nnd Mrs. E. A. Tobln and Miss Effle llakins went to Boston Tuesday.- It Is rumored that Brls tol is to have a shirt factory In the near future. Miss Beatrice Landon Is visit ing In Hlnesbiirgh. Crops of all kinds especially grass, aie Mifferlng from the long continued drought. But little r.iln hn. fallen In tills vlclnltv this spring. M. J. Finney of Hin"diurgh was In town Tuesday. Mrs. F. W. Labor and Mrs. Woodman of Vergennes were here Tuesday. Thermooieters registerd W In the shade Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. B. B. Bosworth and Miss Helen Bos. worth hae returned from New York, where they have been several weeks. A heavy thunder shower with wind and hail passed over here Tuesday evening. Miss Alice Mnrgrum who has been visit ing Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gieenough for five weeks, returned to Worcester, Mays., Wedne. lay. N. F. Dunshee has had his pension Increased from J12 to $15 under the service pension law The Misses Hurlliurt have been visiting their sister, Mrs. Wesley Hatch In Panton. the past week Mr. ami Mrs. I.. R. Jacobs were In Middlehury Wednesday Mrs. H. I,. Johnson of Burlington is visiting In town. A large audience greeted the Rev. John H. Hector at the Methodlt Church Tues day evening. His subject was "Personal Reminiscences of the Civil War."-0. W. Orvls was n Burlington Tuesday. John Mclntyre of East Bralntree Is the guest of Mr. nnd Mrs. J. E. Emerson. Deputy Sheriff G. S. Fnrr nnd Con-table R. S. Smith were called to Mldillebury Wed nesday to attend county court State's Attorney I,. C. Russell of Middlehury was In town Tuesday and Wednesday. E. V.'. Smith Is at Long io!nl. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Bingham nnd family nre nt Irfing point for n few days' stay. Ms Edna Daniels has closed her school In South Bristol nnd Is nt home In New Haven. Miss Edna Tucker hns returned to War ren nfter n visit here Warner Drake Is seriously ill and conllnesl to his tvd. Mrs. A. J. Thompson and daughter, (irace, are at home from Cuba, where they have passed the winter. LARRABEE'S POINT. Mrs-. B. W. Burleigh Is passing two weeks with her daughter, Mrs. C. II. McKee at Three Rivers, p. cj Mr. and .Mrs. U H. Grimes of Rutland passed Sunday at H. Sanders's. Mrs. T. E. Pl.itt nnd MKs Nellie Piatt and Mrs. W. G. Larrabee attended tho D. A. R. meeting in Orwell Friday. STARKSBORO. A horse belonging to Nelson Purlngton of Bristol dropped dead near Frank Hill's Wednesday morning.-1. I.. Strong of Chicago vlsltfd his sister Mrs. O. W. Ferguson SundayMrs. F. Hanson Is reported a little better Mrs. Ell7.a Wymnn returned home Tuesday from a six weeks' visit. Amon other relatives Mrs. Wymnn visited her sister Mrs. Gnsoa Rich, of Middlehury, who Is f.2 years old The crennery Is now turn ing out nbout SOO pounds of print but ter dally There were about 20 from here who nttended the F. W. B. quarterly meeting nt Wnterbury Center Saturday. WE YB RIDGE. Bert Dodge of Proctor was the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I, H, Dodge, over Sunday. The vlllase school closed with a picnic Friday, It has been a very successful term. Children's day was ob served at the Methodist Church Sunday The exercises by the children, were ex ceptionally fine, and the house was very prettily decorated, the work of the chil dren. Cameron Sprlgg of this place, who has been In tho employment of the Proc tor Marble Co., the past two yearrs at West Rutland, has heen given the pos. tlon of overseer at Belden's, nnd entered upon his dudes Mnndny Miss Bernlce Twltchell, nnd Miss Louise Johnson, of this place wero among the graduates from Middlehury High srliool, last week. RIPTON Tho subject for the sermon at the Meth odist Church Sunday morning will 1,0 "Seeing tho Good In Others." Mrs, Chnrles Belden, who has been seriously HI, Is slowly recovering. Mr. Belden, who has nlso been 111, Is able to be out, My ron Hamilton Is gradually falling. His daughter, Jennie, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. John Hamilton, both of Boston are caring for lilm.- Tim exercises by thn children Sunday evening at the Molhodlxt Church wero a success. Mr. 11 ml Mrs. t.'nrl Morse of Brldport urn visiting In town - Edson Day Ih imsslng a few days with frleiulH In Hnxtonn River, LEICESTER. School In town closed last week with a picnic at Wnterhouso'H, Uiko Dumuoio, Friday.- Mrs, Kate Dodge of San Diego, Oil., hns lelurned to the old houieslead to visit her brother nnd will remain dur ing the summer, Mrs, Georgn Johnson ami Mrs, Noble Jennings wero in Rut land Thursday Tho camp meeting at Silver Iike opened Friday for a tension of 10 day- NORTH FERRISBURGH Monday morning 11 hnrn belonging to Fred Devoid tool; tire from some un known cause, ntnl was burned to tho groilnd, A carriage, sleigh, wagon nnd a number of articles were burned, Miss Oign Klngrlnnd went Into the burning barn nnd rescued a pet kitten. Sun day the Modern Woodmen of America nro invited to nttend tho Methodist Church to listen to a sermon by the Rev. Mr. Potter, especially prepared for them. Everyone 111 lie welcome. Chnrles Melby of Whitehall, Wis., Is visiting nt Catlos M irtln's. Miss Bertha Lewis has returned to her home, Mt. Phllo Inn. for the summer.--Carlos Martin nnd a few friends nre enjoying nn outing nt his cottage nt Iong point. All the schools loscd the spring term Friday nnd the (eachers returned to their homes. Peter Durham hns gone to Grand Isle on busi ness. -Mr. and Mrs, E. A. I'rcton nnd Miss Carrie Wheeler attended the Robin-son-Donowny reception lns-t week Chil dren's day was observed nt tho Metho dist Church Sunday -The Ladles' Aid society held li annual meeting at Miss Carrie Wlieelei's Inst week, nnd the fol lowing officers were chosen; President, Mix. James Field; vice-president, Mrs. Herbert Klngslaul; Sfcretary nr.d treas urer, Mrs, E. . Preston; directresses, Mrs. M. F. Aileh. Mrs. Cynthia Mead, Mrs. Alice C. Martin, Mrs.. Herbert Klngsland. Te.i wns served nt the close of the meeting - Misses Anna nnd Beiilali Allen have gone to 1'a.wlet on a visit. Misses Maria, Josephine nnd M.irWie Klngsland have returned from school nt Vermont Academy. Paxtons River. Mrs. Frank Hahlnr u hns gone to Greenfield, Mass., where 1 er husband has a position, FERRISBURGH. Th.- Rev. J. II. He tor, known as "Tho Black Knight ' .will give his lecture, "Personal Reirlnlsi-nees of the War" in tiie Methodist Church .Thursday evening, June 20. Purlcy Bailey has moved Into the corner house owned by Mrs. Mattie Porter. Mrs, H. louis Tupper and M!s Jessie Ball virted Hurllnglon FrMiy. Mrs. Mer'am II.ibb of New Jersey and S. H. Merr'tt of Mlddlelu 0.1k, N. V., are guests nt G. V Fiell s for a few week". Mrs. C. C. I'ic'd Is reported to be gaining rapidb -Miss Mabel Stevens and C. L. Tracy of MMd'.ebnry passol Sunday with Mr. nnd Mrs. I. E. Collins. Miss Ea Blrkett, M' s Cniia Field nnd C. C. Field were In Iturllrrton Saturday and Sunday. Heibi r' Hnzclion of Middlehury was nt Judge 'olltr.'s ever Sunday. -Tl-e Rev. (1. H. Biiiey uf Weybridge called here Friday. Mr. V. V. Burkett has re turner! from a Oor; -,-isit in Mlddlc'iury. Miss Eliza Si'slons of Middlehury has been visiting a' E. P. Blriett's for a few days. Miss E.-iea Dnnoway and daugh ters, Marlon at d Frances, of South Hero, have returned home after several davs with Miss Katl 1 fine Collins. The Cei,ter school closed Fr day with n picnic In C. A. Chapman's gro- e. Helen Brlges, Gracv Hunt nnd Jnmc Powers had a perfect at tendance for the term Helen Briggs and Jafnes Powers w -re without anv marks agalns thefs namrts for seven teim. L. M. Baker of Fore-tdale Is visiting Mrs. L. E. Avery. HAN2CCK.. Mrs. Hiram' Perry fell down tiie cellar stairs one day last wck and bruised her nrm nnd shoulder badly. It will be some time before she enn use It. Hallie Marsh is i'i with the pneumonia. Mrs. Charles Bl :ir, who has been ill for several weeks. Is some what better Julia Magivney, who has been unite 111 with acute Indiges tion, Is slowly petting better. -Grace Bhlr Larock Is at home on n visit. Mrs. G. R .Church and Herbert went to IVthol last weeek to attend tho graduation exercises. Herbert visited in Barnard while he was gone. Jeysio and Erma Buttles are. nt home for a short vacation. SHOREHAM. Children's i.ay I.. Congregational Church will 1- observed June 23. .Mr. am Mrs. II. W. Jones are visiting their d ingliter, Mrs. E. II. Farnhnm, In Sudbury. Mrs. W. W. Moore has returned from Spring Meld, Mass. Charles Lavalley has re turned from the Foresters' convention In Bennington. Mrs. Arthur Waters and Myrtnn have returned from a visit In Wnlllngford. Hand's Cove Chapter, D. A. R., met Frlduy afternoon, Juno H, with Mrs. Joel Huell, hostess. As the occasion was tiie annunl meeting the reports of tho officers of the pnst year were rend and accepted. Tho election of officers was ns follows: Regent, Mrs. Wllllnm N. Piatt; vice-regent, Mrs. Wnrner T. Delano; reglstrnr, Mrs. Joel Buell; treasurer, Mrs. Herbert L. Keller: sec retary, Mrs. Stowell It. Witherell; his torian, Mabel C. Delano; advisory board, Miss Jessie Grlswold, Mrs. Wil liam W. Moore, Mrs. Wallace Iirrnbee, Mrs, James Thomns. The yenr hook committee's report wns read and ac cepted and the books ordered printed. Mount Independencii mnrker commit tee reported that there would bo an excursion to Pittsburgh Friday, June 2S, on the steamer Vermont leaving Larrnbee's point or Fort Tlconderoga on the regular bont and returning Juno 2D. All nro cordlnlly Invited to take this delightful trip. Inquiries may bo made of Miss Jessie Grlswold or nny member of the chapter Dr. Howard Is In Burlington attending tho meeting of health officers. Mrs. How ard accoinpnnled him. The Misses Sophln and Erica Blssell pnssed Hun day with their grnndmother, Mrs. Hnthorne, lenvlng for tho Thousand Islands Monday evening. Miss Srales of Montpeller was the guest of Miss North over Sunday Miss Towner of the telephone exchange hns returned from Sandy Hill, N. Y, MONKTON. Mr. nnd Mrs. J. E. Collins were In Bur lington Saturday,- Guy Toby of Hlnes hurgh whs heie Monday. - Misses Ruble nnd Anna MoKutee of Rutland aro visit ing their parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. D. P. McEntee. A, C Jiitneson hns entered tho employ of W. C. Donahue - Frank Mc Entee of nini'Hbuigh passed Sunday in town. -Mr. and Mrs. Butley Haas and chil dren of South Hurllnglon visited his fu tlier, M. Rass, Sunday. SOUTH STARKSBORO. Mrs. E. H. Young In visiting her daughter, Mrs, IS. U. Gulndon, In Bris tol this week, Mr. nnd Mrs. David Merrill attended tho ynrnny reunion nt thn home of Gardner Draper In Lin coln Thursdny. Continued tn 2nd Page.) " PROBLEMS OF HEALTH OFFICERS Their Solution Discussed at Yes terday's School of Instruction, Held in This City. THE STATE LABORATORY, Subject of Interesting I'nper liy l)r, II, II. Stone The Disposal "f Scvr nge nml Importance of n Bet ter System of Recording; Vltnl Stntlstlcn. Tho school of Instruction for health ofllccrs wns resumed yesterday morning In the lecture room ol the Williams Science Hnll nt the university, nnd the visitors begnn the day with n long and Interesting programme ahead of them. The meetings have heen well attended nnd have proven most successful In the way uf Instruction, owing to the board of health having secured such nn excel lent list of speakers. Yesterday's meeting was opened by Prof. C. E. A. Wlnslow of the Massach usetts Institute of Technology, Boston, who delivered nn Illustrated lecture on "The Disposal of Sewage." Mr. Wlnslow presented n fine display of pictures deal ing with the different methods emplov.d by cities In disposing of their sewage, and showing the results of experiments along these lines. The wav In whleh riv ers and other bodies of water may be come iMilluted through the means of sewers was nlso finely Illustrated. He ex plained that there were two great dan gers arising from Improper sewerage, the organic matter which might generate and the presence of disease germs. He spoke of the best way of dealing with these dangers and explained the process of selfpurlflcatlon of sewnge under cer tain conditions. The lecture was listened to with careful attention by the health ofllcers present, who were given facts of the utmost Importance in their work. Tho discussion of the matter was open ed by Prof. J. W. Votey of Burlington, who urged especially the need of a remedy for the present pollution of the rivers and lakes of the State of Ver mont, and the care that should attend the districts of summer campers where the question of the disposal of sewago was a most difficult one. fie said he be lieved that steps should be taken to free the rivers nnd Inkes of the Slate from pollution, in order to make It attractive to summer vis'tors ns well ns healthy for the residents who nre compelled to take their wnter supply from thev bodies of water. The discussion wns continued by Dr. C. W. Peek of Brandon, nnd several others who bad questions to nds of Prof. Wlndslow as to the best known methods of dealing with the pollution difficulty. The next paper wa.i bv Dr. B. H. Stone, director nnd pathologist of the State laboratory, whose address follows; THE STATE LABORATORY OF HYGI ENE AND ITS WORK. The grow th of public hygler.e or state modlclno Is a development of the last two decades although many of the Ideas which tlnd embodiment In our modem methods of lighting disease had been germinated for many years previous to this time. The knowledge which led to tho phenomin.il developments of prevent ive medicine In these two decad's was tile epoch making discovery of Pasteur, Koch. Lister and their contemporaries of bacteria and the causal relation to the diseases which had been, the scourge of the world for so many centuries. Ration al methods of fighting these diseases, and that Is whnt sanitation Is in Its essential, could only come with a correct knowledge of their etiology; with this knowledge the Ruhject becomes an exact science. Thus we see sanitation was dependent for Its very existence on the laboratory for nil of these investigations were work ed out by the tireless efforts of those pioneer scientists. There was the problem of the ri'Senrch laboratory and splendidly has It lieen met in tho pist nnd nhly will Its function lie fullllled in the future". Wo can safely predict that the cause of smnllpox, syphilis, f on riot fever, measles, whooping cough and the other cnmmunle. able diseases will bo made clear In the near future and that great light will be thrown on the nature, cause and preven tion of cancer. But there Is another function of the laboratory, whleh, whllo perhaps not so speotacular or attractive, Is none the less vnlunhle. Almost every discovery in science, every ndvnnce In engineering has contributed some fact or condition of practlcil Interest or Importance to gener al hygiene. These advances In the knowl edge of sanitation Increase tile responsi bilities of the sanitation and the demand for n special training Is constantly grow Ing gre-ater. Tho ordinary education of a physician is not ndequatn for the ever growing prolilom of sanitation. The health ntllcer must lw prepared to answer questions regarding plumhllng which puzzle nn expert plumber; ques tions on ventilation which will stagger an architect; questions regarding water sup. piles which will baffle a chemist or en gineer; and question on the diagnosis of dlseafo which nre beyond the specialist. In fact ho must be an expert of experts in all of these nnd many other lines. In America, educational opportunities In public h.igleno nre few and unsatisfactory, Sanitation Is nllowisl only a minimum of time In our medical schools nnd little or no place In schools of engineering. The 1'iilverslty of tvttawn, McGlll and tho I'lllvers-lty of IVnntylvanU are the only American educational Institutions widen offer Hperlul rout cos In tile subject to-day, The rtason for this Is partly nt least bo cauHo tnero nro so f w lucrative positions which will tempt men to tnko tho lun and expensive training irquljv.l by such n course. Whon the demand exists tho college will not be found wanting. In England the country Is divided Into rural and urban sanitary districts having a population of over fifty thousand, In each of those districts, a medical olflcor of health Is elected by n district council appointed by tho govcrrunont. For these' positions, no ono Is eligible unless he be a full graduate of medicine nnd Is the holder of a diploma from urnio unlvor Mty body In sanitary science, public health, or State medicine. Ho must not engage In private practice, except by special iiermlsslon from the council. Of course ho receive- a renmnern tlon In pro portion to his training and duties. In small American communities like theso of Vermont, conditions nro decided ly different. Here thn sanitary officials must he men whose principal vocation Is something ele, and any man who accepts the responsibility nt the protection of the public health In siirh communities, must do It at something of a sacrifice to him self. Thnt medical men whose incomes depend upon treating the sick nre will ing to take these positions nnd ue tholr efforts In the struggle to elmlnate the very diseases upon which their Income depend Is an example of professional phllnnthrnpyircon In no other profession or class of men. Such men can not be expected to ac quire the special training which 1s In volved In nil the questions which confront the olflclnl. They should not under the present regime be expected to do so. Much cm lie learned hy experience but unfortunately these positions In Ver mont nre too much at the mercy of local politics nnd political changes nro likely to remove a man when he hns beromn most etilclent nnd replace him with nn entirely untrained stircoisor. These nre tho conditions which call for the establishment of a state laboratory. This makes available for the health officials In the srmtl towns, a corp of men of special training to nnrwer some of the perplexing questions which it Is difficult or Impossible for the general practitioner or health olllcer to answer. It supple ments his work, shares his responsibili ties, lightens his ta.sks, nnd supplies him with the resources needed to make him the equal of the unlversltv trained sanit arian. It Is simply an application of tho business principles of economy In central ization. Vermont Is n state admirably suiter for tho maintenance- and use of such an Instl. tut Ion. Her largo percentage of small towns and villages, her comparatively small area, her multitude of free mail delivery routes, and the average high Intelligence of the population, all go to render the need of a centralize! labor atory great nnd the possibility of its suc cess large. It would be hard to estimate in dollars and cents or In human lives, the boon which was conferred upon this state by the work of tint enthusiast. Dr. Jo H l.lnsley, for none can doubt that It was largely due to his unquenchable en thuslnsm, his boundless energy and his bercilean efforts that the Gren Moun tain State was almost the first In the Fnlon to have a state laboratory and only those who stood nearest to him w'll ever know how much of his life he put into the fight for this Institution or against how much opposition or harder yet, Inertia of indifference he fought. He early fors-iw the tremendous signi ficance to sanitation of bacteriology and appreciated the technical problem which must be answered by the state sanitary officials and realized the impossibility of answering some of theso without labor atory resources. The laboratory Is nn institution estab lished to aid and supplement, never re place your work, anil should be so regcrd ed by you. It behooves you to meet It half way. In sending specimens for ex amination, you should furnish all the possible Information tending to throw light upon the results. Thn latwiratory worker needs this if he ! to form any opinion on the results of his examination. You should never withhold Information hr give misleading statement 4 if you honestly wih asftlstuoo. If you as; aid In this spirit, you will rest assured that Mich nrslstnnce will be given you if it Is josslbln. But the limitation of a labor atory should be appreciated by you. laboratory methods are not supreme and often times the best that can he furnished you is a simple statement of the findings, leaving the conclusions entirely to you. Your intr rprotntlon would, other things being equal, always have greater weight for you In addition to all the facts which tho laboratory man cm furnish, have a knowledge of the other factors In the cose which Is denied him. Negative re sults should always be given less weight than positive ones, if you are at all con versant with the methods of lalii-itory work, you will Immediately nppnviate that many things may work together to cause a failure of positive findings. Even in positive cases if on the other hand these aro obtained, they are practically consluslve. You should never be offend ed if tho laboratory refuw.s to give you a diagnosis of your ca.se for It Is often the part of honesty for the analyst to say frankly that such a diagnosis is impos sible, from the standiont. It stands to reason that a diagnosis based on the combine results of his examination of tho specimen and your examination of the patient Is of much greater weight than the opinion of either of you without thi knowledge.! pos.sc-ssod hy the other. Never rely on laboratory examinations of the secretions from, to tho exclusion of phys'. cal examination of, your patient. True, your opinion from such 1111 examination may be entirely reorsod by the labor tory results, but It never can fall to be of value. I neednot tire you with statistics to show what this Instltulou has done in lie past. The-se have been published In our annual reports but I will vonture to lay before you a Iwre outline of the growth of the work during the lrt nine years of the Institution's existence, 2,702 specimens wore examined the first year; f,fi2tl during lOOil; and 1721 during the first six months of 1907 an Increase of something over SM par cent. In tho annual number of ex amlnations. The.se numbers fall to do Jnstlc.i to the actual Increase In the work for u largo part of the increase In tho last years has been In the larger and more expensive ehemlcal examinations. Basd upon tiie money value of tho work which measure In a roitgli way the time required for these examinations, we find that In K1S work valued at $11,775 was done In the twelve months, while In thp llt'Ht six months of l'.nrf the woik done at the sumo valuation, amounts to 123, 770,tVi. These valuations are based upon tho very lowest prices nt which work H dotio In private laboratories In adjacent cities and do not Include the testimony of the exort in criminal cases which hsvo been Investigated here. Ouv laboratory, established ns nn ad junct tu the I'tnte lmrd of II. -111111 for the Investigation of sanitary matters, has been given new work by neaily every Leglslnture since Its beginning. The ses sion of lliOO added an Important depart ment In opot)lng the laboratory for chemi cal and pathological examinations In State criminal cases, thus placing Its re (Continued on 12th rngc.) CENTRAL VI. ROAD -1ICTE0 Charged with Violating the Elkins Anti-Rebate Law on Coffee Shipments W00LS0N SPICE CO, FAYORED Alleged the llonil Gave Them n Itehnt of One (nt n Hundred Pounds on Coflee Sent from New York City to Detroit Seven In dictments FounjS New I'ork. Juno 17 Sovpn lndlctmentr. for alleged violations of tho Elkins antl relnte law were returned by a t'nlted. States grand Jury to-day against th Central Vermont Railroad company. Th favored shipper Is tho same one that ha figured In other recemt cases hero, th! the charges nre based on coffee nhlp Woolson Spice Company, of Toledo, ami ments from this city to Dwroit. The al legation is that the Central Vermont granted the Woolson people ft rebate of one per cent, per hundred pounds from th" tariff rate of 20 cents on their ship ments. The Central Vermont operates a lino or boats to New London, Conn., and thence by rat' to a connection with thn Grand Trunk Rnllway. forming ono of; the routes of tho Merchants Despatch fast freight line. The corporation's attorneys will appear for formal pleading In a few days. ESCAPES TRIAL THIS TERM. Mnlinn't fuse Continued till December Hln Defense Insanity. Manchester, Juno IS. Alfred Mahnn of Bennington, who was last week In dicted by the grand Jury of Benning ton county for murder In the first de gree pleaded not guilty here to-day before Judge Hnzelton of Bennington county court O. M. BarlKvr was assigned to net a? counsel for the accused man. Ho told th court that Insanity would be tho ohief lin. of defense. Judge Hazelton continued th case until the r-cemter t"rm of court u Bennington, moanwhlle committing Ml han to the State Insane asylum at Water bury, where he will bo under surve1llanei M.ihan, who Is charged with kli'i his four-year -ol d nleoe on April 2', mailt a confession a few days afterw.ird U State's Attorney T. H. Meagher lr w-M t he told how he had shamefully treated the child when he was intoxicated, am! then, nfrald that she would tell liei mother, took hr In his arms and cut he tlinrit with a razor which he had In hii pocket. After incarceration, Mahan brok down and made his confession. NEARLY DIED FROM HEAT. Young Rodninii nt Ilrnttlrhnro Wni I'nconselons Many Hourw. Br.vttieb.-vro, Juno 1?. Horace Scott ol this town, a memlT of the class of lfi9 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy N Y., employed as a ro.lni.in with a gar of surveyors at the sit" of tho propose.! dam across tho Connecticut, was proara' cd hy sunstroke at four o'clock yester day afturjHon. He wa.s carried to t m fhade of a tree by his companions In in unconscious comlitlon and physicians wen summoned from this town. Drs. A. J. Miller and G. R. AndVrson made the run of six miles :n eight minutes by automo bile It was thought the ymmg man would die and Ms relatives were summoned, but after being packed In Ice until midnight consciousness wns restored and Mr Scott was brought to RraUleboro this afternoon. In a fair way to recover. SIX VIOLENT DEATHS. Unprecedented Record for M Days nt White Itlirr Jnnctlon. Whito River Junction, June 1!. During tho past 30 days thero have occurred In this village and Immed iate vicinity, six violent deaths, namely: The death of Alexander Lew-are caused by tho explosion of a kerosene lamp, May 19, the suicide of Peter Iaugler at Russtown, May 23, drowning of Stephen Hnll and Jerry O'Meara at Wilder, Juno 3 and the instnnt dentil of Mr. and Mrs, F L. Wood caused by a runaway norf, June 17. NO GIRL GRADUATES. Something Different nt Tlurr nnd nur ton's 77th. Manchester, June 19. The 77 anniver sary and commencement exorcises of Burr and Burton Seminary were hU here th.s afternoon at Music hall lefre a large audience. Walter S. Burrage. professor of Greek nt Middlehury. addressed the graduating class on "Going to College " The members of tho class nro Harold Ablnitt of Hartford, Asa B. Bacon of Ixitidondorry, Walter C. Buck of Man Chester, Guy I. Davis of I.ondondcrr , Arthur B. Delano of Shorehnm, Charles II. Graves of Sumlorlnnd, Citric P Sibley of Bennington, 'Louln 11. Towsley and Lewis L. Towsley of Manchester, This Is tho llrst tlmfi muo the, early yoars of the Institution -that he graduat lug class has been without young women, WIDELY KNOWN HOTEL MAN George llriiilrilii of llutliinil Die nfter Operulloii, Rutland, June 19. Georgo J Bro deur, aged .'It! years, died lit tho Rut land city hospital this afternoon fol lowing nn appendicitis operntiou. Mr. Brodeur had n wide ncqualntanco with tho traveling men throughout tho State, being -clerk at Hotel Ber wick hero IS years He leaves a wlfft and ono child.