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VOL LXXXIT. NEW SERIES VOL. LIV.
BUIILINGTON. VT., THURSDAY, JANUARY M, H)08. NUMBER 'M HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT. jocal Items of X",nrcst From All Parts of the een Moun g tain i5" to. THE NEWS t COUNTIES j o lr lit - the W Inonnkl Vnllry, Vlllncm l'p North From I lie Island In Hie l.ukc In the I'nssunipslc, Alone (lllfr C'rrclt . anil by the Shorn of Whltr JHItrr Covered by Spe cial Correspondent &DDS0N COUNTY. MIDDLEBURY. ' ' . our: .lam-s Farrell, engineer, 1 s d h s testimony Friday morning. Mr 1. n.n. ciU engineer for the i' ' 1 ' wed blue punts nf 1 1 1 e miiitiy '.it-. ro-li.B anil t.-'titled regarding I K fi'i- John A. Cadwcl', i 1ii -t i j ' . I fi - in Pro -tin trViilo (,, taking M 'I ' ' v .iff'tlr ' will" n. w.ik ii li! ret n the I'm. "or In.-p'tal Til's af l.t v it w.is ii.i.i l. . H. I'iv.vi ts, Hi n r,ipoi,,n ' ddi-on county 'i Mim.liii ..' . r , Judge Miles arc. I I .'-in- ! i i i I. v vw. Hutl.iml i lro.nl ii .1 ri. wo' in the Jury i ' o r. . l-n u 1.. tu'r. rni.ul nf coun ' II' in ii 'm . t i .n ii it Iilpton t tow i I 1 i r !.tn pauper case, Ink' ' i " i mi . ili'n.lnr So ' f ' " 'ii- i i M i r vmcn wero 1 i t ' k- I . :ii', riiin. - '"s : .'.v ! . li't',,,!. .n.i'Mfil s.il ii' imp.'.s -,- ii.iilnn. was taken i. Justice 1' i M mI.i)' afternoon. - f'i .i '1 gnlii ni l fined ,". and posts mi" intlng tn ii. lli was unable to lu ii id wsa committed to county Jail i. 'ii tl.it. . Grand Jutnr I'. I. IluttAn row .', d A daughter was horn to Mr. i il Miii Robot t Morse Kathctine Roe i in 'i. s boon visiting her grand- r Mis M.iry lioyl.iu, has returned n Fnv. i (.'ill Joseph tsntflt left Mon- ii i 1 i for Washington, D. C, where n ' pnd the balance of tho winter. I i ni u' i 'uli met with Mrs. T. H. i Mimliv night. Tho cattle shlp ii n' Mnndat. consisted of 3 carload fur Nut York and llrighton markets. M "S I'.i dine WiDox nnd Miss Elizabeth I rn worth '.eft Monday for California, w rr l wilt spend tne next few inur I -T1 i funeral -. the young ni ighii r of Theodore Rnrnolt was held Is Lime Monday afternoon. The Rev. f .rgr li H'nlr ofllelated anil the burial a is ' t',. fa.se street cemetery. The lint' er dird only a nhnit time K Moi' i.n. uiitket day, egps blouglit '. i - f i butter 2il cents. ' i J u ' in the damage suit of Ha-Oi-M Muinliv vs. Rutlimd railroad enmo y own at ft:nfi Tuesday morning and i.aiu n iMimi after belnsc out 21 hours and reportr d failure to aree upon a verdl t 1'red S. Whlttrmore of XeV Ilctven, ibaiKed with adultery, wlth Jtrw his ril'ii of not Kullty and sub etituted that of Kiillly. Wlilttitnoro hid been in the eoinily jail since (V ' hi i, - ..'iso had many eoinpllcn t -1 ,tuni"re married one Mattie It j r ..f New York State, not Unowlng t at si, i i ,, i.OI niarried before and I at ti, ',1-m husband was alive. In N iv it tlrso facts Jinlt;e Miles sen '' eil liiititnni e to serve not more ban li months nor le?s than lil months It; .State piisoti at Windsor. .ludRe Ml.es told State's Attorney Russell that is wisl e 1 all erlinlnnl iiroseeutions to ' reaiK for trial v, lun court opened Wcilt.i- ,d.'i', morning. In tlie after "on tie trial of Fiank Wlssell 3f (!rfip. llle, ehaiRei with an issau i and an attempt to commit rape Jr n the pi rsnn nf a Chatterton Krl, who Is ni.iy el-ht years old, was he BUn. S'ite. ttninev Russell prnsecut 1'K .r H Donnway and Ira II, Ii 31"'ir iippenr for the respondent. The fitinjal meeting of the I,arabce society vns held nt the home of Mrs. I). v Tl kwltl Mondav aflernoon. The fol lowing iIlb ers were elected. Roard nf inanaKers Ur. T. ,. IMrasworth. Miss Mahei Morrill, Mrs. ('. I. nicklnsnn, Mrs Joseph 1'eck. Mis. A. W. Tllekens; ectetarv, Mrs, K. jj. Thnt-.i.s; treas urer, Mrs. K 1- Cushman. Rufus Waln wrlKht attended a meeting of county "Urks a Monlpeller Tuesday. (luy H. Ivlbhee has Rone to New York to Join 'The Volunteer Organist" company .I'ajlbff in that city .Stanley per Is Tllte sick - Marry Cobb ha.? Kone lo rroctor wnere ne has n position with 'he i ermoni .Marnio comnan v. frK Busan IHldley Is 111 nt the home of ier SauKhter, Mrs. I. jr. I.aKleur Father Daley council, Knights of Columbus, will hold Its annual banquet thlt, nvonliif,'. A quiet wedding took plnco In the St Mary's Church at 7:D0 Tuph rtay morning when Nelson Vnssau nnd Mrs. Remcle wero united In marriage by Father J. 1. Shannon, Mr. nnd Mrs. Vassau look tho mornlnpr train north 'cr n wedding trip and on their return hey will make their homo In this sec I n.- Miss Hello Forest hnt cone to Iluffalo, N y whero shn hat a position. At tho postofllco nro un claimed letterH for Mr.i. Ada Downer, Mrs, Ueorgft W. Dullry, Mrs. Kthnl Huntlnnton, MrH. A. C. Ilr.ilti.in1, Mrs. Mnry II. Iturton, Mrs. Hoaa Carrlsan, Mrs. Catollno w. Manley, MrH. I.yJa Romprcy, Miss Cora Atkins, Mary I. flrown, Miss Rstelln Marcello. Mlsa N'oru Nlohojj, Miss Etta Jllssett, Miss CVcllo Clny, Miss Carrlfl DanlelB, Miss Jleittrlco Hmlth, Mlsa Sndln Watson, John A, Vertiir, I,. J.'oreflt Martin, VIUIam A. initnam, Mnstor Chester Brtitnlny, Grant U. Crane, Harry Dale, AV. U. JlankJ, Josejili Lorain, Katon Nlelmls, John I). Rlre, Ixtwis M. St. Mary, a Civil War veteran, i seriously III, with pneumonia anil there Is hut little, hopo for his recovery. Mrs. riraco Thompson has lun quite 111 but Is now convalescing. Ml Jdclla Mor rill, -who has been hsJtrt trimmer for Mrs. J. W. Lawrence, lias returned to Utlll.ind for a rest. Miss Alice M Rynli of HttrllnKton will take her place for the present Frntik Crowley of Rut in nd has taken n position In tho black smith shop of A. W. Carey. In Addison county court yesterday the case of Frnnlt VI.se1l of Oran vllle, chnrRed with criminal assault upon Lottie Chatterton. was resumed. The defendant was on the stand durlntr the forenoon. The arguments were made by state's Attorney Russell for the State, ami Ira H. I.aFlettr ami James It. Ponnway for the prisoner. Jndffo Miles charged the Jury that one nf three verdicts could be found. Cullty nf plain assault, Rttllty of as sault with Intent to ravish or not KUllty. The lury took the case at 4 p. m. Horace Taylor of Whltlnir was brouRht Into court upon tin Informa tion rhnrsliiK cruelty to animals and ball fixed at JlOn which was furnish ed The trial of William Ryder of Leicester, charn-ed with adultery, was then taken tip. W. A. Atwell of Bran don appeared for Ryder. Considerable time was taken In Kcttlttfr a Jury, the panel belnp exhausted nnd talesmen called. There are now confined In the Addison county Jail 54 prisoners, the. latRcst number ever known. The remains of William A. Wilcox wero hrouprht hero from Washington, 15. C, Tuesdnv nlsht nnd taken to the undertaking rooms of 0. A. 1'lper. At 11 o'clock Wednesday thev were taken to the U'est cemetery for burial in the family lot The Rev. W. T Vorsytho officiated at the t;rave. The remains were aicompanied hero In- pis sister. Miss Kmm.i Wlb-ov. a reiilctit of thM tillage, who was called to Washington only a few weeks ago. The hearers were K. .1. Ruttolph, ir. W. II. Kings ley, Frank Fnrnsworth, Jr., Phelps Swett, C. A. Piper and Allnn Calhoun. Louis .St. Mary, a long time citizen of this village and a member of Wil liam P. Russell Post, C. A. R., who had been III only a few days, died Wednes day morning at the. age of TO. Ke Is survived hy a wife. .Mr. St. Mary was a member of Company n, 14th Vermont in the Civil War nnd wan discharged from same with honor. He was a member of St. Mary's Church. Ofllccrs of Addison Court. No. 1,111, Catholic Order Foresters, were In stalled Tuesdat night by P. H. C. 11., John Ryan of Vergennes as follows: C. It., Cyril nrnneUc; V. C. R (5. N. Shambo: P. C. R., N. J. lloudreau: R. C, 11. J. Shambo: r. C, James Con. Ion, treasurer. George T. Kidder: trustees, Hurry C. Covert. Frank Shaekett and William Mayo: S. C, Theodore nuokott; J. C., Fred Sweenor; I. S.. Louis Cur rier; O. S., Ceorge Rulloek. After tlie Installation a smoker was held, re freshments wete served and a ver pleasant time enjoyed. Otter Cteelc Iulge, No. IS", Knights of Pythias installed the following of llccrs Tuesday evening: C c, John D. Woods: V. C. Roy S. Robbins: P., Phil lip H. Crane; M. "... John K. Styles; li. .., J. O. Seeley, Jr.: M A., Norman S. Foote; J. G Ita Taylor: O. O , 13. W. W'lnans. D. O. P., Dr. S. S. F.ddv, oftl clatfd. after which an oyster supper was served. The Congregational Church parlors were filled Tuesday night, when the annual supper and church meeting was held. The supper wnj served at six o'clock by the ladles of the Lnharee society after which came the toll call and reports of the various societies connected with the church. The elec tion of two deacons, treasurer, assist ant treniurer and clerk resulted: Dea cons, M. A. Munroe nnd J. R Crane; treasurer, T. I". Jloyee. assistant treas urer, Mrs. . Carrie Ilryant, clerk. U. J. Mathews, re-elected. Vocal solos by Mrs. C. Jim and Ilen Stewart and a piano duet by Mls. Carrie Ruttolph and Pamelln Smith added much to tho enjoyment of the evening. John Jones, who has been ill is ahlo to be about again. The Ladles' Aid so ciety met with Mrs. C. N. Dickinson nt her home on High street Onod Ice, measuring about 12 Inches, is being cut In the river n''ar the mile bridge. Louis Hruya ha returned to Fsscx Ji.nctinn after a short visit with friends and relatives. BRISTOL. Mis. Callsta Hodges observed her SOth birthday .Saturday. She dots her own work and is :i active as most women of W years. Mrs. c,. c. Cady and daughter of Contrnl llridge, N. V., are visiting Mrs. Cady's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Mender. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Norton died Saturday. Lockle, the little d'tughter of Mr. and Mis. John Hurt, entertained a party of her little friends Friday afternoon, the occasion being her seventh birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Amos Maxhatn, formerly of this town, will make their home In Granville and care for Mrs. Maxham's parents, Mr, and Mrs, Nathan Puge. J. V, pae f,f Hurlington was In town Saturday. V.. C. Dlko has returned from Wolcoit. Mrs. Ldith Mix Is visiting telallves in Hunting ton, David Worth, nn aged resident nf Starksboro, died Friday morning He was well -uown Vere. Mrs. Lizzie Max well, who is at the Mary Fletcher hos pltal, continues to Improve. Mr. and Mrs, William I.ahor will soon move hero from Windsor atid ocvupy tho Landon tenement, north of t village. Mr. and Mn, Charles Lafayette have moved Into K. R. Nichols's tenement on Mountain at enue.Theie have been IJ5 births. J7,"i deaths, nnd .i marriages In Hrlstol in the last egi.t years. Miss llertha Stewart is one of the delegates to the State assembly from the local lodge of Rebekiha Instead of Miss Kate Stewart.-S L Purlnton of Itelbms Falls passed Sunda with his family hero. George Sumner Is moving to tho Cair Jarm in Midulebury.-Mrs Gertrude Allen, wlio has lieen III. Is Improving. The Harii'M and Phll.tthi u i lasses will hold i social Willi MIsh Not ma Atkins Friday (veiling. C. . Norton letmned froin Mount Clcmons-, Mich., Sunday night, where he went with hi- s,in, Reuben, last week. Mis. A. M. Not ton 1) serious ly ill. Char'es .1. Russeh of Hurlington has been engaged tn dellve tbu Memo ilal day iwldiess befoni W. C. Dutiton post this yeff A voting child of Mr. and Mrs Jloska died Sunday. Untold Ilos wurth went o liurlitiBton Filday to take an exainliiutlon an lallwuy mull clerk. Arthur Titulo of Chicago Is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mis, Juseph Tiudo, A, C, Dike Ib (unfilled to his homo by III neia. At the tegular meeting of Dun toil I'ost, O. A. It., Monday livening tho tlma of holding tho meetings was chang ed to afternoon ut two o'clock. Miss An na Wright, while truing to her work nt the casket factory Tuesday morning, slipped and fell nn tho Ice breaking both bones In her left wrist. Willis Fergu son fell about the same time and epraln ed hie right foot, W. II, Rosworth is t home from Boston, Mrs, A, M. Norton Is et Ideally 111 with trichina poison lug. The mission study elass of tho Hnptlst Church will meet with Mrs. Fannlo Hntnner Monday evening.- William Can ton of Hollows Falls Is In town for A few days - T. S. Drake was In Vergennes Wednesday. Mr. Drake has been con nected with the Verpennes bank over "0 years as a director. Vice-president and president.-Mr. nnd Mrs W. (' Hlngham were In Hurllnglon Tuesday. A delega tion from here attended the Masonic re union at Mlddtebuty Wednesday. Mrs. N. C. Gage of Monkton Is visiting In town. VERGENNiTS. N. W. Merrill has moved from Wcy brlde to IV nt on, Mrs. Mary Coyer is s-erluuslv ill from the effects of blood poisoning atid no hope of her recovery Is entertained. Joseph Lelli ouf of Proctor passed Sunday with his pirentf, Mr. and .Mrs. C. L. LeHoetlf. Ptesiilent C. II. Spooner of Norwich I'nlterslty, North Held, was the guest of F. !. Fish Satur day. The Vergennes Manufacturing Co.'s saw mill In 11 dtys and one half sawed 101,00) fiet of lumber. Ice harvesting has been begun on Otter creek. The Ico is about 1ft inches' thick Mr. Frank Casey and son, Colson, of Hurlington, nro visit ing her husband's sister, Mrs. Timothy Dillon. The condition of Mildred, daugh ter of Mr. and Mr". C. L, Wyman, who was repotted to ho 111 with diphtheria, is Improving and It i thought that all dan ger of contagion Is passed. Frank Casey of Hurlington pas sed Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Timothy Dillon. Miss Hva Meigs tins returned to her rchool In Wlnooskl. Kilwnrd .Intimity Is lil. Mrs. Drslre Itiiiaiul and daiigb er, Mnicellne, went Monday to Rutland for a two weeks' tlslt. The runner's son. Joseph Re mind, underwent nn operation for ap pendicitis nt a hospital In Ruttnnd Mondny. The Rev. J. C. Fisher went Monday to Rutland to usslt tlie Rev. M. It. Smith Is conducting retlvnl ser vices nt the Methodist Church. George Mat tin of Middlehury has entered the employ of Wesley Hatch. Miss Lucy Rivers left Monday morning fou Schenectady. N. Y.. called there by the drntli of her niece, Miss Ilmma Sprlgg. The Ladies' Aid society of the Meth odist Church will meet with Mrs. .1 C. Fisher at the parsonage Friday after noon - dime social will be held Frl dav i lining at the homo of Mr. and Mr n ).. Rail. The following Is the li-t of ntn la lined letters remaining In the postotllce up to Monday: Maurice Dnlmr. the R . .1 C. Watt. Phoebe Hla. li, ) K. .V"cker. Mrs. Fannie Ald rlcb, Samuel Gaines, James Leahy. F. A l.ee, who has been caring for T. .1 Raker of Johnson for a few weeks, has returned home. John Stew art and John Chirk, tramps, wero sen tenced bv Justice F. M. Moulton Sun day to Middlehury jail for nn days. They were taken thole Sunday by Ofll ccrs Allien and narrow. Samuel Norton died Sunday afternoon nt his lioni.- at Chimney point from dropsy and blond poisoning, tlie latter re sulting from the cutting of a coin on Ills foot. Mr. Norton was "!i years old and was horn and hod always lived in the town of Addlion. He was widely known hating for almost half a eentuty run a ferry sail bojt across tlie lake from Chimney point to Port Henry, N. Y. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William Adams or Wet Addison, and one sister, Mrs. Norman Crude of West Fen isshtirgli. The funeral set t ices were held at tho Methodist Church at West AdJIson Tues day forenoon, the Rev. J. Hall Ixing officiating. The bearers were James and Itobet t Moorby, Frederick Runic and Frederick Smith and burial wai made in the town line burying ground. The fun eral of Charles Comstock was held at St. Peter's Church Tuesday morning, tlie Rev. I,. A. Vezlna affiliating, Tlie betters wete William Chase, Frank Kstey C. Wells and Frank Sciirs of Fcrrisburgh and interment was mailt in the Catholic cemetery. North Forrisburgh Camp of Modern Woodman, of which the deceased was a member, furnished nil escort from the hnusu to the grave. Dr. I. R. Divine, has gone to Springfield on account of the Illness of his brother, Dr. C, It. Doanc Miss Hall has returned to Pittford after a visit of several weeks witli Miss Mary Ross. Mr. and Mrs. R J. Houghton and daughter, Gladys, of Hurlington, passed Sunday with Mrs. Houghton's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Whitney, at the home of Dr. and Mrs. .1. R. Doano. William Laddy of Winchendon. Mass., Is making a short visit here and In Addison. Kdwatd January is confined to tlie house by an attack of rheumatism. Truman Newton, who lias been for the past two weeks, is Impiovlng. Tho Clericus of the northern part of the diocese of Vermont will meet with the Rev. P. Gavin Duffy to-day. At the even ing service at St. Paul's Church to which tho public is invited, special addresses will be made by tlie Rev. W F. Wveks of Slielbiirnn on "The Relation of the Chtircli to the Individual" and by the Rev. Dr. George Y. HIIss of Hurllngtou on 'The Relation of the Individual to tho Church." After the service a reception to tho parishioners will be given at the rectory, both the service and reception being pnrt of the program in connection with special observances djrlng the pitrnnal feast. Frank Murray of Man chester, N. H.. was brought before Justice F. M. Moulton jesterday morning and plead guilty to being a vagrant and was given a sentence of 30 days In Mid dlebury Jail when he was taken yester day noon hy Contablo John M. Alden. Joseph Vincent of Hurlington Ins taken a position in tlie tailor shop or J. F. Hartley. -The "As You Like It" club met with Mrs. It. R Da vies at the Con gregational parsonagn Tuesday 'toning. Mrs. Giorge L. Stone ami Miss Mabel Field assisted In entertaining Yesterday Thomas Rn-.in sold the Henry Jones farm, which lie recently puichased, to George Pllger. The farm is situated In the town of Ferrlshurirh and contains If) ncris nf land and wa sold for over J3.orn.Mrs. W. L. Porter has returned from Salisbury, where she was called a few days ago by the Illness of her mother, Mis. John C. Pierce. WHITING. There will bu u povetty social In tho Congregational Church pat lots Friday evening, under tho auspices of the King's Daughters. Thcru will bo games after which a poverty supper will be served, Ladks are leiiuested to wear cotton gowns and gontlomen cotton nucktle. Thu Canadian Jubilee Singers will lv an entertain tuimt at tho Cutigrcgatluiml Church February 11.-Allison Wfbslrr returned ft urn the West Tuesday. He had been away slncu September. The Indies' Aid met with Mrs, Fiank Wil liams Wednesday. Tho annual mission ary meting will be held at Mrs. Good heart's Friday. The King's Daughters will give a povert- sociable Friday evening NEW HAVEN. A very pretty wedding oecttred nt the home ot Mr. nnd Mrs, Kdmutid G. Hunt, January S3, at 1:50, when their only daughter, Amellnc, was united In mnr rlago to Aurellno Sykes of lllnesburgh. Miss Hyltes of Dorset presided at the piano and' played tho wedding march. The Rev. C. C. Adams of Essex Junction performed the coiotnony. The bride was gowned In a blue travelling suit. After congratulations the guests repalud to tho dining room, where an elaborate din ner was served. Tho houso was taste fully ilccot-Ucd with running pine and bitter sweet, Among the guests from out of town were Mr. and Mrs, A. T. Sweotser and Hert Sweetser of Itnston, Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Lawrence, R. H. Lawrence, Leigh Hunt and George Hunt, Rutland, Mr. and Mrs, Rykes and Mls Sykes nf Dorset, Mr. and Mrs H. L. Hunt and the Misses Kathleen Hester and Mildred Hunt. Mr. and Mrs. K. C Hunt, Jr, nnd daughter of Middlehury. The bride received many useful and beautiful presents. Mr. nnd Mrs. Sykes will be at home at lllneshursh after February fi. J. II. Davis and (). C. Coats have to. tut- d f i om a visit with friends In Cana da. A. P. Sunbury of Johnvllle, Que, Is guest or Mr. nnd Mrs. George Coales. Mr.L.'ifayette has returned from the West nnd Is stopping with his daughter. Mrs. H. F. Gordon. Miss O' Roroitk of Rut land is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Camer on Sprlgg. Mr. L. W. Ta ft is on the si -is 1M. Mr. Hathaway of North Adams, Mass., Is visiting Ins daughter, Mrs. A. P. Roscoe. fieri' ge IJveu.st of While Creek, N. V .,1s the gucft of Mr. nnd Mrs. I. J. Everest. Theron Gregory of Middle hury was a guest of his uncle, W. V. Stuitevant. nn r Sunday. Mr. and .Mrs W. W. Hubbard arc visiting in Platls bursh. N. Y J K. Davis was a visitor In Verceiines S.it urday. Wilber Klngsley of Pnrt llenn. N. V.. tisltnl his parents, Mr. and Mrs. !'.. Kingsley, over Sunday. Miss Laura Higelow of Port llenry, N. V. Is tho guest nf his sister, Mrs. F. H. ennant. 1. J. Hverest is 111. F. M. Partch was at home over Sunday. Mrs. C. H. Smith I'- visiting In Canada. Mrs. William Garrnn ,s threatened with pneu monia. ORWELL. A fair audi) in gathe'nl at tic town hall Thursday tening to hen- Superin tendent t). K I'dlins. Mason S. Stone, Mayor Rigelon of Rurllngtnn and Frank L Greene of St Albans, all good speak ers on the "Xi Vei mont." i'he an nual meeting "r the Cungri gatlnnnl Society was in Id Saturday. W. L. Hack was elected moderator. The report of the treasurer end collector showed the society to he hi line condition. The lol loping officers wete elcitiil: Cleik, M, D. Hraneli: prudential committee, R. S. Hall, Ilfmnn Allen. Fred McKntee; auditor, R. S. Hall: trustees, F.. L. Young, II. C. Hack, D. L. Wellcr; tita.Miror and collector, H. D. Rraiiih. The meeting w is adjourned for two w eiis to allow tlie priidentl.il com mittee to flnl.-'i its ranvass. The an nual meeting of '''f lytvell Co-operative Cicinnery was he),' f?alurday evening. The report of C. H. Cooluircasurer.show cd that the pus' season had been a suc cessful one, tlie business don.- beinR over Slt'.fYIO. The officers elected were Piesi dent and treasurer. C. P.. ool;; directors, W. C. Hnclt, G. c. "lnips. J. n. Hranch. L. Hammond and H. A. Hall; auditors, II. D. Hranch. L. t Cutis. The an nual church meeting will he In Id Thurs day evening, Februarv il. Tra will bo set veil, uftei which the business for the ear will be taken up with roll call of members. CORNWALL. A. W. Foote passed Inst week with his son, William, in Pawlet and from them noes to New York. Mrs. S. C. Paikhlll and Miss l'urkhlll have, re turned after a two weeks visit In Worcester, Mass Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mors,, entertained a number of friends Friday evening. Mr. ami Mrs. Frank Parker are ill witli the grip. Miss arrived homo Katharine Grlswold Monday from a visit and Comstock, N. Y Mrs. Luclnda Wright, in Glens Falls and Hrandon. who has passed a mouth la Pennsylvania witli Mr. and Mis'. Somers Kpauldlng, Is a guest of her cousin, Mrs. Ilenrv Manchester. Mrs. Mnry Atkins of llelchertown, Mass., visited relatives in town last week Mrs. Charles Krelor of Kast Middlehury is visit. ng l.cr niece, Miss Sarah Kenler. FERRISBURGH. Charles Cnm-tock died Sundiy morning after a two weeks' llltuss with typhoid fever which developf.l into typhoid pneu monia. He leaves a motlur. wife and three children. Mrs. Comstock and daughter. Faith, are seriously 111 witli typhoid fever. The funer.il was held at the Cntiiolle Church nt ten o'clock Tuesday. The condition of Mr lelert continues to impi ove - mims Helen Col Vns has returned from a visit to Mrs. L. K. Collins In Wejbrldge.M.ss Hva Raker visited in Hrandi.n met Sunday Wesley Jacknuin Is confined tn the house with a severe attack of rheumatism -iMIss nilcn Gaines of Pnntnn passed Sunday at O. It. Sherman's.-A nnmlx-r of friends gave Rowland Robinson a sur prise party Saturday even. nit, It being his birthdaj1. The oyster nipper at the town hall was a very ple.is.int affair. There was vocal and Instrumental music and the proceeds wire 113.50. The nevt meeting of the Social riuh will bo held with Mrs. Avery. Fr'i.iy evening theie will he a d me soel.il it Homer Hull's for the benefit of the Methodist Chuuh. A load will a" from e center le.it lug C. C. Field's store at -even o'clock. EAST MIDDLEBURY. Tim fourth .iu.n'toti conference of tho Methodist Chui.h was held ,u .Mrs. fi. Olmsted's, January II. with Presiding Rider P. L 1'""' tho chair. R. C Hnardman tva.- elected recording stew ard, .Mis. W. W. Turner was continued as president of the Ladles' jlcl society and W. W. Turner, tilt r of appeals. The report of offiiers showed the church In good condition. Thu Mewaidt for the ensuing year are: A. Nichols, A. A Ro.udmaii, W. W. Turner, R. t Uo.ud rnan, Mrs. A. A. Hoardrnan, Mrj, A. Nichols, Mm Wi W. Turner, Mis. O. Olmsted, K. H. Biimncr, MrB. L, A, I'ei ry, Mis. Horace Elmer, W, ic Klrby, 'Fiank Durfej; A. A. Roardman, ills tnct stewaiU; A. Nichols, a. a. Hoard man, W. V. Turner, E. T2. Hurnner, F. Hldwell, trustees of church propettyj y. W. Turner, treasurer; comniltteo on for elgn missions, Mrs, W. K. ivlrby, Mlsa Jesslo Turner; home missions and church extension, Mrs A .A, Iloarrlmnn, Mrs. Continued oa 2nd I'age, CASE ARGUED 1 Comes to Supreme Court on De murrer Alleged Rebate of $10,000. FITTS APPEARED FOR STATE Judge Powers for Centrnl ,, Itnllu.i,- Which I, ( ,rB0d llh tiltliiK mi Ocdc 11 itui rg Conl Company Iteliaie f nn ,,,, Ton on 20,000 Tons, ' Montpeller. Jan. IJ.-Thc tvo Washing on county cases of State of Vermont vs the cntrai Vermont Railway company for alleged discrimination In freight on coal consigned to the State hospital for tin. Insane at Watert.uiy were argued together in supreme ,01m this morning by Attorney.Genei.il c. C. .-,t, for tll Slate and the Hon. II. H. v,Wers fr the (lefendDiit company. These eases have not yet been tried in county court. They come to supreme court on a iler.iurir lo the amended count of the plaintiff's dec laration. These suits are brought under section Cf" of the Vermont rUtules which pro tides that "A eorponitlm operating a railroad shnll give, to all persons erii,,l terms for the transportation of merch andise and oilier propeuy ,iPon sue, r.i l road." Section 7J0I rends: -. corporation vlo hitltm any pro lsion of tlie two prec sl ing se.'tlons shall be liable to tin. partv aggi-lited fot all danvige- su.-tulned bv reason of such Molat.un. in an action 011 tlie ease." Vermont s'ltutes. 'ution 'Kml rrads: "A railroad 1 orp nation wliose raiiroad is located in this si.,te. siu.ii ,,ot , 1. a ln-g.T sum r..r tieight thereon Tor a less distance, to or iri.m a way station on said road, than Is charged for a great er distance; nT,d n iase of .1 violation of this provision, the excess so charged may he recovered from said corporation, hv the party aggrieved In an action for money bad and received, with costs." THi: STATICS DKCLARATION. In his' amended declaration Attorney General Fltts sets forth, In substance, that on the different dates named in the dllforent counts then, w-as shipped over the defendant's railroad located entirely wllhtn thl State from Al biirgh to Watcrhury a quantity of coal which the State had purchased for the hospital at Waterbtiry fioin the George Hall Coal company; that thu defendant charged and collected from the oal company as freight 011 t!,.. coal tlie sum spfcified in ear h count m excess of the freight rate then 1 hargcil by and In fone upon said railroad for hauling a like nmount of coal from Alburgh through Waterbury to Montpeller, nn I that tho State was compelled to nnd did ply the coal company as a pa it of the purchase price of the inal such " cesv freight, and t lint such excess freight was charged and added to the price of the coal by the conl company, thereby making tho price of coal de lli'ired to the Ktato at Waterbury ,;n mu Ii more What is here to be determined !.- in substance: Is the .State of Vermont the party aggrieved bv the ohm-ire nt the excessive freight rate? Tlie coal, it is alleged, was "sold ami shipped ,y the coal company to the Stale of Ver mont." The coal company wa.i the consignor, tlie defendant was the car rier, the plaintiff was the consignee This ft eight was charged anil added to the price of the coal which price was that much higher by reason there of. i'he plaintiff was directly .1 pirty In intfi'ost to this freight rate. The matter really concerned only the plaintiff and defendant. As the declaration states it, it muttered not to tlie coil company whether there was this excessive charge or how much the exces-s might be. It was clearly not intended that thu right to recover should exist only in a consignor. i'he statute s in no sopse penal. It seeks only to make whole any one who has suffered by the Imposition of an unlawful rat" of freight. It Is only actual damages which can he recovered. Just enough tn make the aggrieved party whole. A statute which l remedial, as this plainly Is, should be construed liberally because Its primary ohiect Is redress and not punishment. THU ALLKGHD RLHATK. It is also nlleKcd that the Central Ver mont Railway company gavu the George J. Hall Coal company n preferential rate of .'i0 cents per ton under tariff rates on the coal to Watorhurt . Tho claim of the Slate is that by Ijw (section 3:iCJ V. S.) the railway company was bound to git" to vterjone else tho same rate it gave to the George Hall C0.1l company and tli.it the State was r milled to the benetlt of such competition as con ditions of trade might bring in the matter of price of coal delivered at Waterbury. Tho State, therefore, suffeicd, as is al leged, tlfty cents per ton. Is it a parly aggrieved under section 3fol, V. S. ? Tho statuto Is plainly remedial. The right of recovery Is limited to "damages' sustained." It seeks to euro the mischief by putting all pintles on an even basis It the meaning of the statute Is doubt ful, a libeial construction will place the plaintiff within Its scope, That liberal construction Is, warranted, yes, demanded, for renicdlcal statutes .mould be liberally construed to advance thu remedy, If the meaning Is doubtful, and to bring within the scope ot their operation all cases that come within the mischief Intended to be remedied Till-: SUMMING CP In (losing, Mr. Fltts suld: "Tho analj--sls or thu situation shows that nobody but the plaintiff could riulntnlu an action. A moment's consideration will eliminate flic suggestion that any compelltu; coal com pany could recover under this section. If the Citizens' Coal company of Hurlington brought suit, It would bo clear at once ths Its situation was far too remote, Such a company might claim that had It had the earn rate the Cieorns 11x11 Coal company, It might have secured the tr.i le for the hospital at Waterbury, and made a proMt thereon. Hut It would b- ' illation merely. Tho George Hall Coal . uiipaiiv Is, certainly, not aggrieved." ' The only party aggrieved within ti," mranlng of tlie law is tho State or Ver mont. H the plaintiff hero cannot recover, then there Is substantially no remedy for the vrry great evil which tills statute seeks to correct. Railroad corporations may with Impunity grant secret rales to the consignor of freight and let such con signor stlllo competition and gain for It self substantially tho whole of the tils 'rimlnatinn In rale, simply hy seeing to It that the consignor sells his goods f. o b. at the point of delivery to the con signee. That cannot bo tho meaning of this law." Jl'DOj; POWKRS'S ARGUMENT. In Ills argument for tho defendant com pany, Judge Powers claimed that whether or not such a rebate bad been given, it bad not been tiiken advantage of, tin, I that conseiiuently neither the State of Vermont or any body else had been dis criminated against or Injured. He also argued against the plaintiff .construing the word "terms" to mean rates or tolls. It might mean conditions, benefits, con ditions or facilities. The law says the rate must be o'tual and reasonable, but a reasonable nto may not bo an equal rate. Judge Powers alo argued that the State had no right to complain In this ci sc. If coil has been delivered nt Water bury for tlie asylum at a less price than It has been to Jones or Smith, they and not the State should complain, The State claims that about .O"0 tent were delivered nt the asylum at tho .V) cents per ton reduction rate, making tlio total rebate SlO.WiO. OTHER WASHINC.TO.V CASES. The Washington county case of Tr-i-man R Gordon vs. Silas O. Mead, book ai count, was next argued. In tho lower court there was a judgment for the pi 1,11 liff to recover Jl'il.'.T and costs. In th" Washington county case r.f J II Keilehcr, administrator of tlie " it" 11' K.it.- 1 i'bbons, ve. the estate of L c i J. p.'Mdslnw. which yesterdny was settled, ti e entrv ' iudgment of thu county ' ourt for t ,.lainiiff In recover 52,700 w thout 1 "Ms' - affirmed and the c. .e is ordered i.tti'i.. Lack to tlie probate couit 'lie W.i'hlngtnn county case of Rob in T Gordon, by next friend, vs. the Ji. iii.a! Publishing company of Mont P'ii.i. wis argued late this afternoon. In :li. !i.v "i- court the plaintiff was a'l.iv ii in tile a new declaration on pitniiii "f 710 and the defendant 11.1111 in- ixeeptcd to such tuliiig. This case h.-n not been tried In the court below unit- two other Washington county cases rr main to be argued tills term. TAFT LOSES HIS CASE. The petitioner in tho case of WI- I nona L. Tuft vs. Russell W. Tuft was j given until yesterday to file his brief (with sujueine. court, the brief of the . petitioner having already been tiled, j but tlie papers were not received at j tin- time ot ad journmen .. The fol lowing entry was mule: The peti tionee, bavins hied nothing In support or his exceptions, they nro considered as waited and tho caso Is remanded to count v court Ti" c.i- is over tlie custody of the miner ri 1..1 following the srantinr? of tic- diver WESTERN MASONIC UNION MEETS AT MIDDLEBURY. 11. R. 'it. tli'Cueii of ergenurs Clri-leil President Xnt Mertlnc lit His City Annual Hall. Mlddli bury. Jan. IP The Western Masonic union held a largely attended meeting here tivda.t. It was called to order at live o'clock m the Masonic Tern pie hy President E. J. Huttolph. Reports of ofllccrs weie accepted and tho follow- lug elected: President. E. R. W. Mc j Cueii, Vergennes. vice-presidents, F. F, ita i rows 01 liiirungioii, it. i unman of Hiandon, E. D. Lenin tt of Bennington, N D. ttlsoni'tte of Iftistol, W. W. Wood or Middlehury, secretary, R. W. Warner, Vercennes; treasurer, R. W, liniicy. Middlebur.t, executive commit t. ". J. A. Hurlington. R. P. liriggs and F. L. Fish of Vergennes, L. S. Knight of Middlehury, E. N. MiM"r of Hrandon, W. L. French of Orwell. T. W. Fletcher of Itridport, P. 11. Norton of Addison, C. A. Hanks ot Hrlstol. W. 1'. Smith of Hur lington, E. A. Pieston of North Ferris butgli. P J. Waito of Shoreham, E. S. Kinsley f Rutland. G. N Allen of Tair 1 linen. It was toted to hold tho next meet nig at Vergennes. This evening at tho annual hall there were h3 couples present. President and Mrs. K, J. Ruttolph of this tillage led the grand march. .Music was furnished by Dorlug's orchestra of Troy, N. Y. Supper was served in the lower hall. IIOl'SE TASSES ALBCRGH RILL. Washington, Jan. C9. A bill was passed by tho House to-day extending Immediate ttanslt privileges to tho sub-port of Alburgh, Vt. Mrs. Fletcher D. Proctor left last night for Hoston to attend the Vermont as sociation meeting with Governor Proctor. CLUE TO MURDER MYSTERY AT SWANTON. Victim ot I'oul Ploy Ilatr Conic from Cup Saute near llirrvlllr, P. Q. INniue .loc Kellar Found. (Special to tho Free Press) Swanton, Jan 23. An ii.iiucst on the mtsteriouh minder brought to light hero Jisterday, by the tlnding of the body of a jiiuns man, stiangled lo death on the uutsMiU of tlie town, was held heio to. d.n bv St He's Attorney Tuppcr hefoto Judge N . N. Post or St. Albai.s. Nothing new was brought out at the In irlng. when tho testimony or Charles Giecnhnf. who found tho body, and Constable J. V. Noley was taken. Dr. H 11. Stone of Iluiilngton, direc tor of tho Stntc laboratory of hygiene, visited Die scene of the crime to day and later eonduevd post mortem examination on the body, tilling back to HurllnKton for analysis, tho stomach and vital organs of the murdered man. A piece of paper found on tho body bote tho name, Joe Kellar, Cop Saute. Cap fiauto Is a place near Ibcttille, Que , and an elfort Is now being mule tn learn something of the dead man at that place. Pending tho Investigation of possible clues In Canada, the Ituiunst has been suspended until li diy. The whole affair Is still shrouded In the deepest mystery, and while all may be unravelled In n day. It Is possible that tho murderer has long sim-e made good his escape WAR MUNITIONS REACH MANILA Fortification Equipments, 35,000 Tons of Coal, 15,000,000 Rounds for Rifles. BATTLESHIPS BOUND THERE iMiternmeiit senrlnBr .sulmrnrn It the I'lieine r.nrgrr limits to ml. Ion IIiitTlill t fan Is to lie For tified against Oriental Intaslon. Manila, p. r., jan, 21 Th(, r nft from San Francisco nnd the v r. , from New- York arrived yestt nB . w.'u large con -ignments of equ.pnv r.ts f , the Corn gldor fortifications V,.n , the nr few week senn -team' from (Newport News a id M.i-i ,ri r I have augtime'iteil tin- r ,,,rr , I naval station nt Cat It Api.rov.r ly e.l.OOO tons have rr ; Armj- hondrjutirters , nlt,rd of t r, earlv arrival of trnu not-ts 1 rlrgin tll'teen million round- e- new rile ntn"" munition to top.,, e t)-.- old Trer, will also arrive soon . 'argo quant, .. o' high xplnlv. fo- tie Correg 'ir l.annr I mini s. Commander tv.rtr Commander Nut-tun V Lean sur -er li omtnanrl . c i r, Gc'irmj i i . Cleveland. C'nni - been placed to-por- of the Ca tit e tt ,nt In rnmrri i The Clove. nn 1 relieves tl . jm, , Denver r.-Iiet . t at Shang ia Wllmingtrp it Hong Kr, iir T rnington nr H- 'era and tn -v - e, " Olongn t-.it man. is Golilbflrnugh a I A i are ordere l home. Paymaster n,, wick s'ici e.-iK- Paymaster Go'dtnr at Catite. FLEET IS BOUND FOR THE PHILIPPINES. Was!iit,.i,.n. Jan. D3 Rear Adntlr.V W. S. Cowlew, ,.i,,,f ,,f bureau of rqii p.' merit, Is ti e nr-t of the navy deiar'm , ofliclals ti state oprnly that R-ar Vln -ral Evans's Inttle.ship licet tt"' y t , . turn tin tiie Straits of Magellan . i' w ' continue on its globe encircling . si- , Manila. In response -o a d'r, qnr-, r they going to Mat.. la"" asked h i mutative Loi.dens' lger ef New- ,lers, befoie t'n House conmltl -e on n a t' fairs. Rear Admira' Cowli-s up.. I "Oh, yes. Ai rangr men's hate -n made to give co.r to thr fli t 1 i principal i oahrg st n, s This dire, t a.ui i-si.-i, t at t'.e " tends to continue t i M.ui 'l. cw ' ' " coiling arrangements now or ie- it shows that President Rooseve!'- a -altered i :s original Idea of brii - , t fleet iK.ni.. l.v way of Suez. R j ral cowles I" in i position to kr Preside:" Roosevelt's fntont'ons which maki s h' st.itement bef re . House committee all the more tr por a t SUBMARINES TO GO TO THE PACIFIC COAST. Washington. D C. Jan. :9 -The navv department is about to undertake ,i sris of experiments to demonstratn the utii ty of tho submarine as nn adjunct In naval warfare. Heretofore the department has contented itself with tests of these boats limited to the development of the'r ab i v to mako short submerged runs, to dive tt will, to direct their courso with reason able precision under water and to d s charge torpedo with, accuracy nt targ s representing ,:i section tho side of a battleship). Tlio longest enduranco test yet made, covering a little over a. hundred miles, has dot-eloped tho difficulty of sending these boats unaided for any conslder.iblo distance from their base. Yet in time of war occasion! might frequently ari where tho presence of a submarine mici" mean tlie successful defence of n hnrb r from a hostllo tleet. So the naval stra'e gists have exerted themselves to And solution of the problem of how tn gin theso belts tho mobility desired for nai-n purposes. Tho first step In the expoHmen w " consist In tho transportation to t I'achlc of a couple of the sm.U'er fvpo of submarines, and if that Is suessfu the effort will be made to handle t e larger boats In the samo way. The Shark and the Porpoise have been selected for the test. These two boats wero amo- g the first of the submarines constructed In this country and they are of small d.men slnns, weighing only about sixty toes each, and being less than ninety feet 'n length. They ere now at the New TtK 'la'i yard, and the fact that tho cqu pm"t bureau Is soon to despatch some co' ic s to tho Pacific with coal for the ratal ves sels now on that station and tlie battle ship diet 1 as decided the naval offi-lnls i .iva.l iheniselt'fs nf this oppoi-turitt M make this test. Therefor" lie two It Mc ho its will be picked lip by one of t''r Msr floating cranes a: ! New Y..rk nttv yard and gentlt d. ps ted on the de k f two of the big c. :'!i"- Tile natal .r structure are st idtir t1' tr.V'S'i in it on problem t li ii worked out si w.w, -it 1 a'll f t l srt I't " tb's -,lf e experiment miv h. . m. V .1 to i boats, some cf w', 'n.-is' ei il hundred ton' ASK DEi'l N.-KS K i f V A 1 1 Was. unci. u' J.i i -' ' I li.i, r. ,.n Peer' ii.iil'Oi. II it i weic fr a ttigcil li. ion t.i. He . c cimiiiici i naval all. ins yi sterd.iy bv Mr K.U.n . noale Helegite of liawii; .1 Je y Hatch, mice I'nlted Status minster ti Hawaii, reptcentlng tho Honolulu Chatnbi r of Commerce, and S, J Mc Clelland. Frequent references wero mado bj tho speakers to the defenseless condi tion of Hawaii against Oriental Invasion It was shown that tlie army owns u res. ervatton at Pearl harbor on which It Is ittiW mounting coast defense guns uppro printed for by the last Congress. A new dry dock, costing IJ.nnO.OoO, was advocated for Pearl harbor, but it Is believed that the committee will probably favor harbor Improvements before this work Is undertaken.