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THE P JUL -LIS (jrTW N b'KKI1 rUJflSS : Til UKS DA I , d U JN ii; 1UU7.
HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT.
(Contlnrud from llh I'ligt.)
In tlio nftornoon there wns nn Interesting
discussion of tho sc)ick1 question by mem
bcrs of the school tmard, superintendents
and touchers. Thn programme was enter
pporsod with both voral and Instrumental
music, Ixinna Sheoan favored the audi
ence with .1 song which was much appre
ciated. Among the pleasant events of tha
week was tho marriage of Susie Silver and
Aldl.s Nurkens, Mrs. Greenwood and son
of Iowell, are visiting nt fl. A, Gates's.
Renjamlu Hoyt Is preparing to raise Mx
etoro, put In a new foundation and other
wise Improve It. E. H. Strntton has put
In machines to cut sausage, cook meat
and try out lard at his slaughter house.
.Ml arc run by steam.
LOWELL.
A. A. and A. M. Aseltlne of Enosburgh
Falls wero guests of Mr. and Mrs. Free
man Lathrop last week. Mrs. L. 11. Woll
mon and children of Newport are visiting
In town. John Stiles of West Derby was
hero Thursday. Mrs. Chloo Kolley Is at
home from Rlchford, where alio has been
attending school. Louise Cuddle, and
Mark Stephenson are homo for the vaca
tion from Brlghtim Academy. Mrs. A. A.
Burton and son of New Haven Is the guest
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Watson.-
R. J. Sawyer of Mlllbury, Mass., Is
passing a few . ays with his brother, A. J.
Sawyer, Mrs. Jumps Mnr.'e and son, Er
nest, of Boston visited her sister, Mrs.
Alex He-Mais, Inst week. CI. F. Richards
hod thn misfortune to cut his foot badly
with an axe Friday The Modern Wood
men have repaired their hall by building n
new stage, and are laying a new hard
wood floor. It will also have now seats
and will be a convenient place for enter
tainments. Mls.s Mary Newton of Lynn,
Mass., Is In town. Clarence Laclnlr has
returned from Denver, Colo., where ho
went last winter, A. S. Gower passed a
fow days the first of tho week with
friends In Newport.
RUTLAND COUNTY.
BRANDON.
Joseph Shnttell was arrested Friday at
he home of his sister In Forcstdnlo by
Officer Thelps, who brought him hero to
the Jail where he was examined by two
local physicians who decided that he wai
menially unbalanced. Shattell came here
from Schenectady, N. Y., where he had
a position ns machinist. He had used a
revolver quite freely for the past few
flays at his sister's home shooting "spir
its," which seemed to bollier him. Ho
was taken to the Hrattleboro retreat Sit
lirdiy by Oflleer F. C. Phelps, Miss Ella
W-h'tlock of Amherst. M-nss., Is spending
her vacation nt her homo here.
Mr and Mrs. James Cnlliney and twe
ch Idren of Roxbtiry are visiting Mrs. Cul
llnpy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Con
don. Ernest Cool has resigned his posi
tion with W. A. Fuller and hn.s taken a
position In tho hardware store of n. II.
Wells Miss Fannie Ppoonor has returned
from a three weeks' stay In Elmwood,
M.ij,- Ernest Ayers has resigned his po
sition at E. N. Miller's furniture store
Samuel Lewis has moved to town from
Fowler and will occupy tho Knapp house
on Carver street. Dr. and Mrs. Charles
I'ayne of Wostport are spending a few
days at the Bowman residence on Park
street.
Mr and Mrs. It. H. Everest have gone
to Clarendon Springs, where they will
pass several days visiting relatives. E.
II Button went Monday night to Boston,
where ho will remain a week on business.
A. J Evans, who has been confined to
the house several weeks by sickness, has
so far recovered as to be able to bo out
again. Miss Marlon Klngslcy Is In Middle-bury
this week visiting her aunt and
uncle, Mr. nnd Mrs. C. M. Carpenter.
II E. Hemenway of Granville, N. Y., Is
with friends here for a few days. A large
delegation of Rutland Masons visited St.
Paul's Lodge, No. 235, F. & A, M., here
Tuesday evening
Thn graded school will close to-morrow
for the summer vacation. The commence
ment exercises of the high school will be
held In the evening at the town hall with
thn following programme Interspersed
with music: Essay "Character," Edward
John Lockwood; recitation, "The Con
test In the Arena," Bridget Veronica
Powers; essay, "The Work of Those In
terest rd In Improvement," Ruth Ida
Burnbam; recitation, "Mammy's LIT
Bnby Boy," May IOHda Williams; class
history, Lillian Maria Savery; aJdrcss
to tho undergraduates, Harry Spore
Morse; reply for tho undorgraduarten,
Archie Napoleon Bhoro, 'OS; class pro
phecy, OJhia Branch Daniels; prosent
n'lon of diplomas, Dr. William H. Wright,
chairman of the prudential committee.
The annual meeting of the graded school
was held Tuesday evening and the fol
lowing officers wore eleotel: Moderator,
Charles M. Wlnslow; clerk, Fred W,
BrlgKs; treasurer, Fred W. Brtggs; com
mittee for three years In place of Dr.
"W. H. Wright, whose term of office had
expired, Dr. J, S. Enstwood; auditor,
A. J. Ives; collector, W. C. Fletoher. A
tax of rrt- on the grand list of the dis
trict was voted with a 4 per cent. dl
count If paid on or before November 15.
Mrs. L. W. Redding and daughter of
Now York city nro In town for tho sum
mer at Mrs, V Ross's on Franklin street.
Next Saturday Neshobe Grango will
have a basket picnic In Fay's woodH east
of this village, which the public Is Invite
to attend, Bovornl speakers will be pro
tent and among tho number will be ex
TIov. C. J. Bell. Ernest Cool ha taken
a position as cloTk In It. H. Wells's hard-
warn store. William Purcell has acoeptod
ft position in W, A. Fuller's grocery and
meat market, Miss Marion Dana at
tended tho wedding of a relative at Rut
land Tuesday evening.
FORESTDALE.
Miss Margaret Nlcklaw haH pons to
Portsmouth, N. II., for tho summer.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Harley Rowe, Juno 1. Lucius Avery
of Forrlsburgh Ih visiting his grand
father, L M. Baker, Peter Pfenning
nnd Miss Ellznbeth Devlno, were mnr
rled at Brandon, by tho Rev, Father
Boyle, June 12. F. II. Litchfield nnd
Miss Elizabeth Crafts of Rutland wore
guests nt I. W, Horn's Sunday, Car
roll Shedd and Miss Kathorlnn Cnhoo
both of this plnee wero married, Pun
day nfternoon, Juno 16, at the bride's
homo by her father, the Rev, C. E.
Cnhee, Miss Emallne Scanlon has re
turned from Chester, where she has
been teaching, A daughter wi born
to Mr. nnd Mrs. John Naylor, Juno 11.
WASHINGTON COUNTY,
MONTPELIER.
Prof. Ilnratlo Fale, onco loader of tho
old Montpeller Cornet hand, and famous
us a musician of 40 yearn ago, died re
cently ot Watorvllle, Me,, from tho ef
forts of a shock, aged R9 years, Prof.
Fale wa located for a Urn In Boston,
whr.ro he organized tlio first acrmiinln
bond. In New England, As a member of
tho Boeton Brass band he, played In Bur
lington ut the time tho Rutland railroad
was opened for business, Ho wna a native
of Dedhnm, Mass., and left Montpeller
ubout 23 years ago.
Smallpox In a mild form has ngaln
broken out at Northlleld Falls In a family
from which tho quarantine was recently
raised, tho vleltlm being an Infant child
of Joseph Willott. A Mrs, Martin of
Northlleld village was also reported 111
with tho disease Saturday. Mrs. Chnrles
Milne, daughter of Mrs. Martin, hns re
cently recovered from It. Qnnrantlno In
these two cases Is rigidly enforced. All
the patients nt West Berlin have recov
ered. The first meeting of the creditors 01
Leslie J. Thomas of Woodbury, n bank
ltipt merchant, was heid Saturday morn
ing before Rcferreo W. N. Therlault.
William C. Daniels of Woodbury was ap
pointed trustee. Thomas has liabilities of
J.35.r.7 and assets of $1. 110.11.
Frank Coto died Saturday morning at
his home on Berlin street of stonecutters'
consumption, aged SS oars. Mr. Cote
was a native of Stake'.ey, P. Q., and hd
resided In Montpellcr for IS years, lit Is
survived by a wife and II children. The
local branch of the grinlte cutters' union
attended In n holy the funeral thnt was
held Tuesday morning nt St, Au
gustine's Church.
T110 programme In detail of the llrst an
nual log rolling of the Modern Woodmen
of Vermont, to be held In this city Satur
day, June 22, wis Issued Hiturd.iy. Fully
J,r,v Woodmen are expected In the city
that day. The formal exerc'ses will be
hehl at Intercity Pirk, commencing at
1:15 In the afternoon Mayors J. S. Henley
of Mont poller and John Bobbins of Barre
will give addresses of welcome to be fol
lowed by an address by the Hon. Ralph
E. Johnson, chief organizer. A competi
tive drill for a $1(0 cup given by J. K.
Plrle of Barre, and an exhibition drill by
the Daughters of Woodcraft will be fol
lowed by a programme of sports which
Include 100 yards dash, quarter mile run,
running high Jump, putting shot, pole
vaulting, etc., all for prizes. At 4:15
Barre-Montpeller and West Manchester
will play ball nnd In the evening a grand
ball will be given In the Woodmen's hall
In B.irre. Tho Montpellcr House and thp
Northern at Baire will bo headquarters
for visitors. The Montpellcr Military band
has been engaged for the afternoon and
other band Including the jlierman band
from Burlington, are expected.
The annual commencement concert nt
Montpellcr Seminary was held In the
chapel Monday night. The graduates In
Instrumental music this year are Dorothy
E. Parker, Amy O. Goodspecd and Erma
G. Brown and In tho weal department.
Erma G. Brown and Charles M. Sher
burne. These graduates, with other pu
pils In the music departments presented
a pleasing programme of if! numbers.
W'lllun T. Whelan, superintendent of
agencies for the American Fidelity com
pany of this city, was married at noon
Tilefdiy nt Waddlngtnn N. Y., to Miss
Harriet Carlisle of that city. George E.
Whelan of this city, hi brother was best
man. During their wedding trip Mr. and
Mrs. Whelan will visit the Jamestown ex
position. Tho groom Is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Whelan of this city. He Is a
graduate of the Fnlverslty of Vermont
ami during his college course was promi
nent on the university ba.se ball team. On
their return from the'r wedding trip Mr.
and Mrs. Whelan are to reside In Mont
peller, where they will be warmly wel
comed. Fred L. Wheeler and Miss Ola G.
Warren, both of Middlesex, were married
Sunday afternoon at the home of tho
bride by the Rev, Dr. J. Edward Wright
of this city.
The annual prize speaking, always a
popular event of commencement weolt
at Montpellcr Seminary occurred
Tuesday evening in tho chapel when live
young men and r. young women com
peted for tlrst nnd second cash prizes
of $10 and $5 for ladles nnd gentle
men. Although this Is the only event
of the week to which an admission feo
Is charged, the chapel was well tilled.
Tho contestants had been thoroughly
drilled by Miss Mnbel C. Hamilton, in
structor in elocution at the seminary,
nnd their efforts were nliko creditable
to themselves and their Instructor.
The decision of the Judges will be an
nounced nt the graduating exerclBrs
this morning . The selections
nnd contestants were ns follows:
"Trick vs. Trick," Stephen B. Collins;
"Mnry Elizabeth," Barbara F. Erwln;
"Wolfe at Quebec," Donald S. Fnlr
chlld' "Little Alex's Bear Story." Mar
garet Edgerton; "Death of Sidney Car
ton," II. Bay Hall; "Tho Night Run, of
tho Overland," Hazel A. Twoir.'bjey;
"Sombre," Walter L. Wilcox; "Story of
n Fiddle," Grace U Bulkley; "A Plea
for Cubn," Charles B. Adams; "Bobby
Shaftoe," Dorothy E. Park. The lat
ter was eligible for first prize only.
The Judges were Miss Anna Guernsey
nnd Clarence II. Senter of this city
nnd the Rev, E. E. Reynolds of Frank
lin. N. II.
Tho farm buildings of Stlllman C.
Lnwrenee on the .Middlesex Center road
were burned Monday evening. Tho cause
was n defective chimney. Nearly all the
household goods were burned. Tho build
ings were Insured for $700 In the Ver
mont Mutual Fire Insurance company,
but this will not nearly make good the
loss.
Tho Rev. Dr. J. Edward Wright ro
celved yesterday a telegram announc
ing the sudden death on Tuesday at
Alamedn, Cal., of Henry K. Field, for
merly of this city. Mr, Field was born
In Nowfnne In 18 IS. After graduating
from Amherst College In Iff.D he stud
ied law In Newfnne and was admitted
to the Windham county bar. Ho enme
to Montpeller In IS71 and associated
himself with Carlisle J. Oleason In the
practice of law under the firm namo
of Glenson & Field. In 1RS1 Mr Field
went to Snn Krnnolsco ns general agent
of thn New England Mutual Life Insur
ance eompnny, a position ho held until
Ids death. Mr. Field Is survived by a
wife, four sons nnd ono daughter. The
body will probably bo burled In Call
fornln. Mr. and Mrs. Wright wero
staying at the Imiro of Mr. Field at tho
time of the San Francisco tiro ana
earthquake. Mr. Field was a brother
of the late Mrs. E. P. Jewett, and unelo
of Mrs. J. W. Burgess. He was mar
ried In 1K72 to Miss Kntherlne Daniels
nf rtnrtford. Conn.
Harold F. Barbour and Miss Jennln
fi,.ir,n both of Montpuller wero
mnriied yesterday by the Rov. U i'
uppiI Mr. Reed also united In mar
riage Frank K. Griggs and Miss Helen
H Babbitt. At Bnrro KranK i. wiiem-
on of this city nnd Miss Marion u. 1.1
i.iio of Barre wero mnrrlnd nt th'
homo of the brldo by tho Rev. Father
ri T. Mclfenna. Cinrer
chief of tho Barro flro department, was
married nt Plntnnelrt to Mini HlHiicho
r.f that vlllBKO. Tho Rev, P. B.
h-i.Vb of PlRlnflold olllclttted
The Rev. N. M. Hhuw, 11 former pantor
of the KAWigellcul unui-cn in iiim
wlio for several yearn has bn mmcpKS-
fnllv enirawrt In temperance ana nvimhr
llstlc work In various place In Vermont,
has p?on engaged to supply me .imnn
AUt ChureJ t Woreeter for tho re
mntnder of tho conference year,
Th local directors of tho proposed
Rutlnm! & Montpeller railroad met Mon
day evening and organized by the olec
tlon of Carroll P, Pitkin ns president,
Fred Blanchard, vleu-prwdront, and Oooigo
L. Blanchard, treasurer. It Is Intimated
that Interesting Information regarding the
building of this roud will soon bo mude
public,
EAST WARREN.
May Estey and ltailey Ilutchlns of
Barre was In town Sunday, Mrs. Maude
Greenwood nnd son of Lyme, N. If., were
nt J, P. Oronwond's the past week. G. II.
Campbell nnd family wero In Wnltsfleld
Sundny to attend the funeral of his sis
ter, Daisy. Edna Tucker Is at home from
Bristol. Mr. nnd Mrs. Millard Estey of
Lincoln were In town Sunday. A. H.
Rogers of New London, Conn., Is passing
several days In town. Frank Bruce Is
seriously 111. Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Camp
bell wero here Monday. Antonio Rabldo
of Northfleld win at W. J. McLiughlln's
Sunday.--Kate Hudson hns been quite 111
tho past week.
WORCESTER.
The ltev. Mr. Shaw, a former pastor of
the People's Church ut Montpeller,
preached nt the Methodist Church Sun
dny. Ho Intends locating here with bin
family soon. Clarence Chandler Is work
ing for Mr. Buzcll nt the Hutchinson
farm. -George Hull and Prank Harrison
went to Greensboro Halting Thursday and
brought luck n nice lot of trout. -Mrs.
Estella A. Wilson and her ilnightor, Mrs.
Knte Connor and biby, are passing 11
few days with relatives in Barre. Orrlh
Richardson of Littleton, N. H., was In
town all last week.- Mr. and Mrs. Gporg-
Hackett of Montpeller passed Sunday nt
M. B. V. Cross's. Mrs, George Holden of
Rutland, Mrs. Clarence Eddy of Walling-
ford and Mrs. Emma Lilly of Calais were
In town last week. Mls.s Georgia Wilson
has gono to St. Regis Lake, N. Y for
the summer.
MIDDLESEX.
Mr. nnd Mrs. John Egan visited In Mont
peller the first of tho week. The Rev.
Edward Wright of Montpeller preached
for the Fnlversallst society Sunday after
noon. Newlmll Brothers have purchased
a four-horse power gasoline engine for
their farm work. The Methodist society
held a strawberry and lee cream festival
Wednesday evening.-James Newhall Is
nt home for vacation from Montpeller
high school. Mls Lucy Swift Is passing
tho summer vacation at Montpeller Semi
nary with her parents. Grandma N"ivhnll,
M years of age. has In the pst few weeks
made a bed quit containing 9ml pieces nnd
Is now at work on a log cabin quilt con
taining many more, .She also aids about
tho house. Sunday afternoon there was
a pretty wedding at the home of Mrs,
Benjamin Warren, when her youngest
daughter, Ola Wnrren, was united In
marriage to Fred Wheeler of Northlleld,
by the Rev. J Edward Wright of Montpel
ler. The Immediate families were present.
They will be at home In Northfleld after
July 1.
WATERBURY.
Earl Evans Is now the hero among the
boys. He was In swimming at tho deep
hole In the stream which runs through
J. W. Moody's pasture. Clinton
Chllfls, who was In the party waded
In over his head and ns he could not
swim and went down twice. When
he was going down the third time,
Evans grabbed tho boy by the hair of
the head and swam ashore with hint.
Postmaster and Mrs. M. II. Moody and
daughter. Ruth, left Monday for
C.imp Wlnnisquan, Iikeport , N. II.,
where they are to pass several weeks.
Over forty boys are going to pass the
summer at the ciunp. Joseph Miner
has gono to Worcester, Mass., for 11
few weeks' .stay. Miss Nina Farmer
bus gono to Gardner. Mam. Mr. und
Irs. P. O. Evans have returned from
Boston.
The citizens' banquet which was to be
held Friday evening has been ohnnged to
Tuesday evening at the Wnterbury Inn.
The tickets am selling well and It Is ex
pected that the number who will attend
the banquet will reach at lenst 150. NVwa
comes from Cedar Rapids, lown, thnt tho
llstrlct court In Linn county. Iowa, June
12, lf1T, granted a dlvorco to Harriet M.
Splcer from Dr. Sn.muel S. Splcer. and the
plaintiff was also granted her maiden
name, Harriet M. Morse. Miss Amanda
Ovltt left Monday for Providence, R. I.,
where she Is to paps a part of her summer
vacation.
MARBHF1ELD.
A general cleaning up of tho village
cemetery hns been going on for two
weeks. Miss Myru Duko Is nt home
from St. Johnsbury whore she hns boon
attending nchool. Fred Pitkin has
leased Ernest Lamtertun'B farm.
SOUTH WOODBURY.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rogers, and
Mr. and Mrs. MIlllHm Marsh of Cabot.
islted Mrs. R. M. Pray Saturday.
Luclnda Farnswoiih hns returned from
Barre. Mrs. Kate Sumner is steadily
Improving In health. Harriett Ben
jamin hns gone to Barre for an Inde
finite stay, Glenn Mc.Klnlstry and
Walter Goodell visited their parents
Sundny. Edgar J. Bunks lias returned
from New York. Mr. nnd Mrs. Warroii
Goodell wero In Montpeller Mondny.
FAYSTON.
Mr, and Mrs, Walter Mann have a
daughter born Juno 14. Mrs. Munro
Hayes and Mrs. Clayton H. Kew have re
turmd from a week's visit In Plutts
biirgh. N. Y. Glen Griffith and Miss
Bernlce Maxham were married Juno 11
nt the home of the bride by the Rev. F.
H. Roberts, A reception followed In tho
evening.- S. J. Dana attended the health
officers' school In Burlington. W. R.
Dnna, nnd Fred Cota took a fishing trip
to Burlington Tuesday.
EAST MONTPELIER,
Mrs, Barrows Is recovering from her re.
cent lllnesc Mrs. Gove, who hns been 111
with a lung trouble, Is Improving.--Harley
Bushey has finished work for Mr, Gove
and Frank Weston of Nashua, N. H., has
taken his place. Two of the four men,
who recently arrived hero from England,
are working for Thomas Brazier, one nt
Philip LaPolnt's nnd one nt Richards
Coppln's. Thomas Brazier has built n
tool bouse "0 feet long. Fred Strong is
building a veranda. Mrs. M, R. Dodge
Is visiting her dnughter, Mrs. M. R. Ding
wall. Mrs. L. A, Davis Is visiting In Ca
lais. Mr, aud Mrs. Herbert Kelton are
entertaining guests from New York city.
WAITSFIELD
Miss Una MJIler, toaehor of tho primary
school 1s 1)1 with thn German measles.
Misses Elizabeth nnd Flora Rlohardt-on
of Minneapolis, Minn., aro visiting their
pnronts, Mr, and Mrw. C. M, Richardson.
Tho tfrummnr school closed Friday, and
Indulged In iv plctilo for tho lust day's
oxerolses.- W, E, Long and f imlly aro
this week on a vlrlt In Ninth Calais and
Woodbury, Miss Anna K. Nelll and Dan
iel JiOwrll wero married Wednesday af
ternoon, Juno 12, at tho homo ot tho
bride's parents, by tho Rov, F. II, R
erts. Miss Sarah Ilufcut, teacher In the
Now York City schools, la poeslne a three
weoks' vacation with Mlus Allen Bush
nell, Tho Rov. mitt Mm. W. A. Remoln
nro taking iv caningo. drl.vo tills week
to hlrt did homo jit Brldnowafrr, Tho
graduating exorclsus of tho Wnltsfleld
high school wero held Friday evening,
Juno II at tho I. C). t). F. Hull. A largo
and appreciative tiudlenco wan In atten
dance Mr, nnd Mrs, Joseph MiVody of
Lyndnnvllle, who Inivo 'been Visiting her
mother, Mrs. Ida Moore', returned horns
Tuesday. Miss 'Daisy Cnmpbpll' 'died
Thursday nfter a long Illness' utthe home
of her sister, Mrs. L. K.t .Smith. Tho
funeral was held at the hcrnse, Sunday
afternoon at two o'clock, the Her. W. A,
Remcle ofnclatlng. P. J, Greene of Han
over, N, II, nnd Miss Alice .Beeckcr of
Wiitrrbury visited In town the first of
this week. Mrs. Ellen Balrd, widow of
James Balrd, 4th, Is i ry 111 with a heart
trouble and complications. Children's day
exorcises will be held at the Methodist
Church Sunday mornlng.-'Dr. H. T, J.
Howe, health rlMeer, went Mondny to
Burlington to attend the health ntlU'ers'
school. Mrs. HzraVJoMIn and daiifthters,
Mlses Mary and Irene Joslin, ami Mrs,
Alnsworth, of Minneapolis. Minn., are
domiciled In the. Mrs. Rufus Bucklln
house In this village for a several weeks
vacation. A tally ho, "coach nnd four"
party of n dozen or f'ftern went Saturday
to Montpeller to attend the baso ball
game, and report a verv good one. Tho
annual reunion of the 1"lh. Rest. Vt. Vols,
will be held In this village Wednesday,
June Ifl and a public camp tire, with
several good spenke-s will be given that
evening. Every bidv 's cordially Invited.
The drama "Nevada, or the li?t Mine,"
will be presented by the Dramatic club
of Valley Ixidge, No. IH. I O. O. F. Satur
day evening.
WINDSOR COUNTY
SOUTH ROYALTON.
The high school gniduHlng exercises
took place Friday evening In tho Metho
dist church before n very nrge audience.
The six graduates wero Ruth Irene Trask,
Grace Iiulse Smith Dir- Edward Field,
Byron Ixwls Dow, Bdmu' d Arthur Free,
man and Jullen Osgood Goodrich. An ad
dress was given bv Prof E. B. Wntson
of Dartmouth College, Nevers's orchestra
of Concord furnished mii1-!''. The church
was tastefully decorated, the class colors
being green nnd white.- Die graduating
exercises nt the South Rnvnlton grnmmnr
school were held In the h. rmol hall Friday
afternoon at two o'ctork, eleven pupils
IHng graduated Georgia AbMtt,
Charles D.inforth, Glen' Flint, Carroll
Fuller, John Gibson, Pearl Goodrich.
Lottie Merrill. Mary O.ilis, Edyth Per
kins, Harold Sp.iulding, Maude Spauldlng.
The stage was prettily decorated In the
class colors, violet nnd white. The ex
ercises were lnrgel) ntte-idod. Mrs. Fred
Wright has been In Randolph, called there
by the death of her mot' r, Mrs. William
Young. Miss Anna Ballou passed Sunday
with her mother It T'inbiidgc. Frank
Blnke was at home over Sunday from
Woodstock, where he Is employed as a
carpenter. Pearl C.irvcr of Claromont,
N. II., was nt home Sunday. The re
mains of Mrs. Stt'.la Dutton Smith, a
former loMdent were brought hero from
Queehee for burla' at week. Mr. nnd
Mrs. Gideon Barker and son of Newport,
N. IT., were here to -i 1 1 ml the funeral of
her sister, j.,rs. Smith -Mrs. Florence
Moore and daughter, Ethel are at Joeph
Abbott's. William Hnrdnburgh of Ua
conla Is passing thi ,week here. Mrs. C
P. Abbott Is able t r do out. The Rev.
Wllford E. Mann of TnJHn Orchard, Mas.,
Edwin Davis of White River Junction nnd
Mrs. Adallne. llurctt of 'Bethel -wore
guests nt Dr. D. Ls Burnett's last week.
MWses. Maudlhe"AM'itt, tfrtTiy Tllnghnm
and Raymoml,.Fayu prilri,v Sunday nt
Like Mitchell,- (paries A. PKrmley of
Northfleld w.is in town Friday. The Rev.
F. M, B.iker and Infant child are hoarding
at Mr, JC-wis Chnrles Gray has gono to
Woodstock, where ie h.is employment
GAYSVILLE.
, Mrs. Betsey I.eland of West Salisbury
Is the guit this week of Mrs. Mary L.
Smith. Mr. and Mrs. J. E.- Safford ate
passing tho week In Boston. Mrs. Reed
nnd three children of West lbanon, N.
11., nro passing several days at Will
Reed's. The village school closed Satur
day afternoon with .1 picnic In the Tuggart
grove. Thursday, June 13, Mrs. Abble
Koyes's -home wart the scene of a very
pretty wedding. Tha contracting parties
weru Alonzo KeycS iijid Miss Eva Luce,
both of this town 'The ceremony was
performed at noon In" the presenco of tho
families of the bride, and groom, the Rev
Fred Wilson Day officiating. WHIiam
Kellum of West Concord, N. II,. was with
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Waller over Sunday.
Mrs. W. J. Nelfon has been piswlng a
week In Grovetown. N. H. Mrs. Hoadley
of New York Is the guest of thn Rev.
Verdi Mack. Miss Charlotte Mitchell
went Monday to her home In Cnchltuntc,
Mass. Mrs. Mary Mason has been with
relatives nnd friends In Boston, Mass.,
Lakeport and Franklin, N. II., for the
past three wet ks -The condition of Miss
Florence Ingham has been much worse
thn past week - .Mrs. Frost of Boston nnd
her sister, Miss Jenness Wotks of Pal
myra, Me., who hnvp been visiting M. L.
Wyman, Jr., have returned home. Guests
at Mrs, Knowltoii's. the past week have
been Mrs. John Thurston of Cambridge
Mass., and Miss Mary" Dowey of Roynlton.
Miss Daisy Young 'of Merldlth, N. II..
has come to pass bnr vacation with her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis
CLASS ANDLMUNI DAY.
Ilnnj- Kent Criind Montpeller Sem
inary' Commencement Eve.
Montpeller, June 19. This ban been
n busy and eventful dnv nt Montpeller
Seminary, and tie number of former
graduates, who have returned to en-
Joy the events nnd exercises ot to
day nnd to-morrow Is large.
Tho "scrub" exero(Hes by the Juniors
held this morning on tho campus, at
tructed n large nudlence, Tho faculty
nnd grniliiutlng clnss Individually and
collectively received evernl Jolts and
many bright hits were mnde.
The clnss day exercises wero held
In the chapel at ten o'clock.
Tim art roonis have been open to-day
and have been thronged with visitors. The
work shown retleflts credit iion Mlsa Fan
nie Chamberlln, Aho art Instructor and
upon her pupils.
Just before the Iroavy shower this if tor
noon the physical cultiire class of 20 young
ladles marched to 'the. campus nnd gave a
broom drill that won loudly applauded
They went through f)ie various evolutions
with the precision of veterans.
MEETING OF TU'WRHS
The aniliinl mcetlpg gf th trustees was
held late this afternoon. V, S. Kialor
Redfleld Proctor and the Hon. J B. Hall
of Oroton whoso, Urn expired this year
were reelected for four years, The Rev,
Dr. E. O, Thayer of Bar.re was added to
tlio executive commutes. lieu iwn
E, A , Blehop,' the prlnclpnl, gave a ver
bal report on 111? recent trip through the
far West tn the Interests of the endow
ment whlrti brought nut tho expression
that the cost of his trip was monry well
expended.
Principal Bishop, Henry Holt of Mont-
peller, treasurer of the Institution, the
Rev. Dr. E. 0. Thayer of Barre and a
member of tho faculty nnd under
graduates to be named later wero ap
pointed a committee to prepare rules nnd
by laws to govern nil athletic matters
und events at the seminary.
ALF.MNI OHOO.HE OFFICERS.
Tho annual meeting of tho alumni as
delation was' hold at six o'clock this
evening In the parlors of tho Imardlng
house. W. E. Newton of t'nlon Vlllnge
was elected president for tho year ensu
ing; W. L. Pomeroy of Ennsburgh Falls,
Miss Emily Glover of Montpeller nnd
Ralph Hoyt of Cabot, vice-presidents;
J.mid D. Whitney of Brookflola.Fpcrotary;
L. J. Hathaway of Montpeller, treasurer;
W, II. Jone,s of Montpeller, J. J. Ross
of Huntington nnd Mrs, R, E. Bacon of
North Charlestown, N, II., executive com
mittee. United Stntes Senator W. P. Dillingham
was re-elected a trustee of the seminary
for four years from the nlumnl associa
tion. Two hundred or more students nnd
members of tho nlumnl set down at seven
o'clock to-night at the annual banquet
of the nlumnl association which was
served In the main dlnlng-hnll at the
boarding house. Tho Rev. W, M, Newton
of Springfield acted n-s toaitmntor nt the
after dinner exercises.
The graduating exercises will be held
In tho chapel to-morrow morning nt 0:30.
RUTLAND ALUMNI BANQUET
Pimtprnndlnl Exercises nnd No Ilnnep j
This Yenr,
Rutland, June Hi About 12.'. Rut
land high school graduates banquetted
nt the Bardwell to-night In obser
vance of the annual meeting of thn
nlumnl nssnclntlon of the school. The
usual Jlternry entertainment followed
by a dance was changed for the llrst
time In years. Lec H. Htilett, presi
dent of the association, and a former
Fnlverslty of Vermont student, was
tonstmaster and the following toasts
wero responded to: "The Rutland
Academy," Mrs. Walter J. Dutton mem
ber of first clnss to graduate, 1S59;
"The Call of Freedom," EdwarU L.
Temple, Washington, D. C. ; "The Boy
Who Had Rntber Fish Than Go to
School," Henry W. Cheney; "Tho
Naughty ' Black Demerit," Attorney
Patrick M. Meldon; "The Schoolmast
er," Prln. .Samuel IT. Ersklne; "The
Rutland High School,' Miss M. Kittle,
Crowley.
DEATH OF OAPT. BLAIR.
He Was One of tile Flat Citizens of
rtnrnet.
West Bnrnet, June 10-Cnpt, George P.
Blair died at his home In this village
last evening after a long Illness In his
71st year. He was one of the first cltl
zens of the town and one of the leading
men In the county. Born In Glasgow In
1W, he came to Ponehnm, Vt., In 143
nnd fllve years Inter left for the Cali
fornia gold fields where' he remained
nnd five years later left for the CVill
to Vermont he soon after enlisted In
the First Vermont cavalry and did vali
ant sendee through the Chi'. War.
At the time of his death he was vice-
president of the Citizens Savings Bank
nnd Trust company of St. Johnshury
and secretary and treasurer of the hoard
of trustees of tho Caledonia county
grammar school nt Peacham. He has held
numerous town ofTlccs In both Peacham
nnd Barnet; was postmaster In this vil
lage for many years; representing his
town In the legislatures of 10 nnd Ifoo
nnd was one of the county senators In
the legislature of 1W. He leaves a wife,
three daughters and ono son.
HEALTH OFFICERS
Continued from page 1,)
sources to the service of the courts. The
local option law passed by the Iglslatuie
of 190; made It the duty of the license
commissioners to collect and have an
alyzed at the laboratory specimens of
liquor from the licensees. The session of
l$CA added the pure food law and all the
work Implied therein, and tho last legis
lature has made It obligatory for all
wholesale dealers supplying Vermont re
tail liquor Fellers to have their products
examined nt the State laboratory. The
wame IegisIattire gave to the State
pathologist, tho duty of performing tho
nutopsies In cases of suspicious death.
Thus at the present time, the work of the
laboratory comprises tho examination of
cultures from suspected dlptherla cases.
blood from suspected typhoid ami malaria
casus, sputum nnd other excretions for
evidence of tuberculosis, and In short,
specimens from any suspected Infectious
or contagious disease, water for Its pur
ity, milk and all other foad products,
liquor from license commissioners and
from wholesalers desiring licenses and
any sort of material from criminal cases
in which a chemical, microscopical or
pathological examination Is desired by the
prosecuting oltlecr. In addition to this n
laboratory offloinl performs thp autopsies
In all the criminal cases requiring such
an examination. Furthermore In any such
case coming to court, tho pathologist and
chemist making the examination, aro at
the services of the State as witnesses.
All of these lines of work are of great
valuo to the people of the State and their
regulation tn a central laboratory was
a good business measure. It may be safely
asserted that In no other Stnte In the
Fnlted States Is such an economical and
efficient system In operation. Certainly
no other l.ilioratnry Is doing the variety
of work that ours Is. All of these new
departments have added very materially
to the work of the Institution and these
additions, wo regret tn say, have been out
of proportion tn the Increase In the ap
propriation for running exenses.
In 19VI $12,000 was estimated as being
necessary to meet the expenses of the
work then being done. The legislature
of that year mado an annual aimroprlatlon
of $10,000, nt the same time adding the
me.llco-legal work which nccccslated the
employment of another chemist. Since
then nn additional $.',.'iOil his been made
available tn carry Into effect the pro.
visions of tho pure food law. Thus the
original has been Increased 6.1 per
cent. ..while tho amnut of work done has
been multiplied during the same time over
SOT per rent,
With the annual appropriation of $12,!0i
the runnliu exepses of the Institution In
cluding Dm salaries of the laboratory
staff (seven numbers) the supplies, the
expense of the quarterly bulletin, the
school for health officers, tlio traveling
expenses of the food Inspector and the
purchase price of the foods examined
must bo paid.
What tho liiptltutlon needs now mora
than nnythlng else Is a building. The
rooms which are now occupied, while
they have served our purposes In the past,
are being outgrown, They novcr were
PROBLEMS
Ideal for the purposes of a laboratory.
Such a building should be well supplied
with light, should be freo from all tend
ency to settle and protected nn far as
possible from street Jarring. None of
these particulars are satlstled by the
present location. The amount pnld for
rent, while reasonable would go n long
way toward paying the Interest on ihe
Investment for a building embodying all
these qualities, It may never wm nvalt
able to nsk for such an appropriation,
however. This state Is small, nnd wo
realize that It hn denlt generously with
us In the past, yet this has been a good
Investment for the State nnd It can afford
to continues the IlWal treatment
Whether or not It may he deemed wise to
to speak for the further aid, I wish you
all to know what we need nnd nt some
future day when It seems proper to nk
for such a building, we trust thnt you
will all lc dispose,) to lend you old.
This Institution Is only ft part of the
great sanitary system of the State of
which you are nnd always will be the
most essential elment, but It Is, 1 think
you will nil agree, nn Important part.
Tho tremendous significance of prevent
ive medicine Is being appreciated more
every Uy. Intelpeat people nil over
the wmld are coming to see that n state
can use Its resources In no more profit
able manner than In the protection of
the lives and Imalth of Its citizens. In
this ciuse, It should always be generous.
To you, sanitary officials of the State,
Is given a responsibility which there can
bo nn higher. You should, and surely
win, neartuy support nnythlng which
can aid you nnd mnke your responsibility
a little lighter and your service more
em-lent.
Dr. Stone's paper wns followed by
two very Interesting discussions of the
Inborntory topic. The first discussion
wns opened by Attorney.(!pnernl C. f.
Fltts of Hrattleboro. who gave somo
statistics on the saving to the State of
Vermont through the work done at th."
laboratory In the pnst yenr. His esil-
fnfes wero based on the cost of the
work performed ns compared wl'h
what It would have heen without the
help of the laboratory, when It would
have been neeessnry to go out of the
Stnte to get expert chemists. Hp cited
severnl rases In the last year Involving
chemical analysis, which, had It ben
necessary to go out of the State, would
hnve cost about $,000. Then again, he
said. Its value ns an aid to Justice can
not lv overestlmntPd, nnd the greatest
results are gained by having a labor i
tory nt hand to settle suspicious cases.
He referred to recent cases that have
been settled In this way, the great
saving to the State It had been, nnd to
the value of the Institution In prevent
ing charges against people who might
be Innocent of crime, hut were unfor
tunate In being the victims of clrrum
stanceo. py having the laboratory
close nt hand the truth of suspicious
cases can be learnerl more quickly and
In most efficient manner from tho
corps of expert chemists there. Chem
ists' testimony In court cases Is accpt.
ed as the truth without question, and
this expert testimony is of the greatest
value In getting at the truth of mat
ters. A remarkable record made by
the laboratory Is that at no tlm-i In tile
past two years has a chemist's tes'l
mony been questioned by either Judge
or Jury, or ever found to be other than
stated upon the witness stand. The
establishing of the laboratory was a
long step toward srlvlng people con
fidence In the administration of the
law.
Dr. F. E. Clark of Burlington then
took up the discussion of the labora
tory from a physician's point of view,
referring to the great value of the
work as a help to physicians, ami
touching on the work that Is being
done now which was not thought of In
tho past. It wns the center of educa-
1. he said, and physicians become
better able to cope with difficulties be.
cause of having come In contact with
experts In the laboratory, where th'1
man who doesn't know can find out
what he wants to know. In speaking
pf the health officers, and their excel
lent opportunity for using the latiora
tory, Dr. Clark snld: "The man who
has these facilities, the man who can
learn, the man who ought to learn, the
man who Is paid to learn and won t
learn, should be put on the retired '1st "
He then explained how to malto the
best use of the laboratory bv getting
acquainted with Its use. and learning
its rules nnd regulations, and lastly
to use It by sending specimens for an
alysis In all cases which stood in
doubt.
The discussion of this topic occupied
the remainder of the session, and adjourn
ment was taken until 2 p. m.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
The nfternoon meeting was called to
gether in the armory hall nt two o'clock.
The most of the session wns given over
to the matter of vital statistics In the
fitate. The tlrst paper on the subject was
by Creasy L. Wilbur, chief statistician of
the bureau of the census, Washington, D.
C, who confined his remarks chiefly to
the Importance of a better system for re
cording births and deaths. Nearly every
State, he said, has laws requiring such
records, but over a score of them have
no perfect system of registration. It is
tlmo, he continued, for a better system.
The main point, he urged, was more care
In making out of death notices and giving
the cause of death.
The subject was opened for discussion
by 11. L. Stlllson of Bennington, who
spoke along the same lines as those ad
vanced by Mr. Wilbur, showing the Im
portance of these statistics In legal mat
ters, nnd that nothing should b left a
chance. He called attention to sevenl
recent cases wliere people hid trlel to 1 s
tabllsh claims and failed because no rec
ords could be found. Dr ". W. Howard
of Shoreham followed Mr. Stlllson In tlv
discussion nnd talked upon the same lines.
after which the topic wns given over lo
general discussion and questions.
The last paper of the afternoon wns pre
sented by R. A. Lawrence of Rutland will
spoke on "The legal Side." showing Just
where the health officer stand In respe.-t
to tho law and wiiat his duties aro. He
explained that they had the power to do
anything that seemed necessary, nnd tint
they should study the law and educate
the community In which they lived lip to
those laws. Mr. Liwreuce answcied
many questions which have puzzled the
officers In regard to Just what their duties
were and explained several points In
question In a most satisfactory way.
TUBERCULOSIS PROBLEMS.
I'. telling (iUeu lip to Society for Stud)
of the IlNense,
Tho evening session, which wn
eriicluled for eight o'clock, was some
what lite In starting, owing to the
delav In arrival of the principal i-peakcrs
of the evening, Dr. E. O. Otis of Boston
nnd Dr. W. N. Bryant of Ludlow, On
their nrilval, Dr. Otis opened the meet
ing with the reading of a paper on
"Clinical Diagnosis of Incipient Tuber
culosis," dealing with the Importance of
delecting the disease In Its early stages,
and so bolng a-blis to help ttio patient.
Years ago ho na!d tho disease wns con
hldored Incumblo tiocauwi tho symptoms
werti discovered too late, It has been
demonstrated however In the prcjent day
that 8 of the iirly casos can lie cured,
If tho symptom are noticed In time
Dr. Otis presented charts s-howlng the
symptoms to ! looked for In the early
Ftages, and the lx-st methods of detecting
the disease In the patients, explaining In
detail the manner of arriving at a d)rct
conclusion In the diagnosis of the cise
His remark wore explicit, and of a
nature to be fully undrrstond by h
I'stencrs, who followed the paper w 1
great Interest.
Following lr. Otis, n short address was
made by Dr. W. N. Bryant, president -if
the Vermont Society for the Study nnl
Prevention of Tuberculosis, on the great
Importance of this subjret to physician?
He then Introduced Dr. C. w Perk, -who
read a paper on "The Importan e of an
Early Diagnosis of Tuljorculos's," bring
ing out points along the ynme line on
which Dr. Otis had spoken. Among ti a
othrr points of Dr. Pecks's paper he slit,
ed that tuberculosis was n germ dlseaso,
and cannot be transmitted from one gen
eration to another.
The Fe.sslon was then given over o iun
discussion of the subject with quest 11ns
from the members present, nnd a friendly
argument relative to points which had
been brought up. Thepe questions were
answere , by Dr. Otis In closing t ic f)ls.
cusslon.
Owing to the lateness of the hour l wn
decided to postpone the regu'ar n--)a,
meeting of the Vermont Foc.tv for 1
Study and lYeventlon of Tn re dr s ,
until this morning, when thp reguMr ses
sions of the society will be taker, up
S VLRWOHT NOTES I
a b
iiiiiiimiiiiiiMiapiRiiiii
Edward N Merrlam. V'' ol-lest business
man in Rutlnnd, Is Just entering ,ipon h a
Wth consecutive commercial year
Though but six years old aid W a
distance of a mile to walk, D..ro- IVurts
of Plttsford ha.s not been abs"1- t r.r tardy
during the school year Just passed.
Among tho recent Inventions by Ver
monters Is a cigar nlckel-ln-the-slot ma
chine from the shop of Ernest F Man
chester of Randolph nnd an Improve 1
phonograph device conceived bv W G
Horlon of Brnttlehoro.
Charles Wing, Chinese latin lryma it
White RHer Junction, had severe ; ,t s
In the region of hjs bread-basket ('n ' r
oil was recommended by a friend b
Charles understood tho prescript. on .1
kerosene oil and took a liberal dose C
the latter. A permanent rjre has been ef
fected.
Mrs. C. W. Dunham of Prat'k hop- 's
establishing a.ngling records in e
Rangely lakes region down It Ma n
She has a 9 1-2 pound trout to her cred t
and on another excursion slie captiired
four that totaled 24 pounds
An increase of 10 ppr cent 'n w.iges ef
fective last Sunday ha.s been gran'r 1 tbi
conductors, trainmen and yardmen if tha
Delaware A- Hudson railway. The men
asked for the advance about four weeua
ago and rome 1,200 pa:n ! In Verm, ',
New York and Pennssivvi'a.
The Pf. Johnsbury Y M. C A is itjk
ing plans to raise J?5,d.i for a build rg
fund by a short term subscription cam
paign, similar to that so sue"' f'ully ei
ducted In Burlington, F H Brooks has
promised tn contribute $5,!.t0 If the who),
sum Is raised.
E. W. Eastman of St. Johnsburv wh,
has Jut completed a four years' term !
lmprlfonnif r.t nt the Hiue of Correct o-,
Is negot'ntlng for the sale of a large num
ber of or.vx nnd marble trinkets by wh ci
ne, hopes to pay the costs of t'-e ciun
his case, the alternate sentence for wra "1
he Is now serving.
Winners of the Barrett prlzi dor itc '
year at Vermont Academy nvr Eiri
Ballou of Chester, Hist, $'.". R A Ru
rows of East Westmorelan 1, se ind J'O
The prizes nr.- given annua Iv lo 1 - II ..
John Barrett, director of t .e hurei , .,
Amencan republics Mr Barre-t was a
student at the acad"my 1' the car. 3
eighties.
A disgruntled lad ir. Northfleld. w 1
was not Invited to a party gathered h 1
gang and bombarded the young idd 4
house with over-r.pc hen-fruit. The cgtrs
wont through the parlor -windows ni-i
broke up the party In shor order Th
parents of the bad boy are settling for
the personal Injury nnd the expense of
repaperlng the egg-frescoed walls.
Officers are guarding Will am Fa r
banks, the slayer ot Mrs Mamie Marv
Page Grout nt Saxtons River c'iselv as
they fear he will yet k-.U htmsc ' H '
iielf-lntT.cted wounds are lval-ng nnl v s
pulse Is normal but then are mnrki
fliKtua'lor.s in his temperature ind ' w
be a long time before he wl' be aM' a
be rcmoed to the Stat" pr son at i
or. James Hlgglnbottom of Pownal, a on
time the cha-np!"n walker and runnel
of the world, has Just been gmntei a
Civil War pension, '.avlr.- or" sted at
the ae of 10 He wii th w r'n win
ning ohnmp'onshlp nt GnU PaT cg'on,
Mass., from "The P'-.oot ng S"ir f Fig
land. H.s brother once do'eited a fas'
horse in a quarter mile ra.-e but fel at
the finish nnd broke 1 i ' p. dying soon
sfter.
Because of an allege 1 l -ei 1 ' .tHiaive,
whereby the two women were 1 t i. '.T
wln the relation of stMers. Edith M Hill
of Providence. R. I., his brought suit
ngalnt Mrs. Herbert A St.itcn -f Vernon
for S7.0VI. Mrs. Stolen wns formerly M'ss
Zelln Johnson nnd hn rccprtlv mvried
under romantic clrcunislanees i'tc ' v
Ing with Miss Hill for suae time The
plaintiff has gone Into the pou'-ry Put..
IPS".
Assistant Judge E. E Patten -f P-iwnaj
caught two brook trout with a total
weight of nearly four pounds. Another
good one comes from Northfleld Fallt
rt-hrre William Hativer caught a trout ,"!
Inches long and weighing eight pounds
and three ounces. Fish hatchery officials
and old anglers disagree as to the species
of the Intel sro-'men, ll bavlngc'iaricter-
Ibtlrs of both landlocked salmon, pickerel,
steelhcnd trout and German trout It was
caught with nil eight ounce rod and toe.lt
a fly.
Forty people, many of them prominent
speakers, who had been In .ittemUnue
the State Concregatlon.ilit oi.vrnt.ou at
Fair Haven, held an Indignation iiwtln
In Rutlnnd over the treatment they re
ceived at thi" bands of t'.ip Fir ll.ivei
htatlon agent. The Congreg 1H01111I sti
el 1I111 that he Informed tlieni that tin 1
tniln was on tune when he must h.ii
known that It was over 1111 hour 1 it'1, t'ul
later he assured them that he bud wirej
Rutland to hold the train when ho li.id
ibtno nothing of the kind, and itnt 11s j
result they mln-cil conno lions nt R.itiaed
and many Important engagements. Had
they knoyn the true condiions thij migit
have reached that city on tlmo by trolley.

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