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THE J5UKLINUTON KKKE PKESS : THUItSUAt, MAY 21, mm.
THREW HIMSELF ' BEFORE TRAIN. Instant Death near Colchester Sta tion of Wesley Dibble, Aged 67 Years. LEFT NOTE PROVING SUICIDE Had Hern Despondent mrr llnril Time and Itrpnrtril Mcnlnllj Deranged liTRTrn Wife nnd lillitren In Hnrllnctoei Where He Motcd l.nst Wrri from Georgia. Colchester, May 1. The mangled body of Wesley Dibble of lllirllngtou, nged C" years, was found on the rail way track south of the station shortly before six o'clock this iittcrnnou. He had walked here from l'.urllnglon this morning, had lingered about the sta tion all day, walking up and clown the track on the ends of the ties and watching approaching trains. Ills evi dent .purpose was self destruction hut It wivs not until the arrival of the northbound mall, due nt .:30 and run ning a trifle late, that he mustered courage to throw himself In front of the engine. Ills jaw was fractured, his ribs crushed, both less broken be low the knee and his right arm srouncl to a jelly. Heath wa Instantaneous. Thn town nillhoiil les were notified ancj Selectman Arthur Marcean and Health Ofllcor liurdlck of Winooskl held an Inquest. The result of their find ings was one of evident uh hie and this theory Is suppoiled by the discov ery of a note in the man's poc kel toll ing, whom to notify of his death. IMhbl.; had been out of work and l believed to have berome despondent over hard times. He Is also said tn have been deranged of late. The body was taken thl evening o the home here of his brother-in-law, Henry Washburn. nibble had bom employed by Washburn In least yeat-i ns a farm laborer lint had lived with 1 s family In Georgia Inst winter nnd had moved to Burlington about a week ago HI" residence there was at .M Hyde street where his wife, former! v Miss .Jennie Skinner, and two daugh ters, Hcrtha. aged in, and Flora, agoel 11, survive him. He also leaves a brother-in-law, Frank Carey In .Milton, ENGINEER SAW MAN BRACED ON TRACK St Albans, May IV On arrival here to night. Engineer I'armnlce said he saw the man a half mile away, leaning against the south switch as his train approached Colchester. Dibble gave no sign of nervousness or apprehension. The engineer turned his head for an Instant as he turned on the injector, and when next he looked ahead, he saw the old man standing flrmly braced near the center of the track with Ills head bent over, awaiting the end. Parmalee instantly set the emergency brakes but before they could tighten on the wheels, an Inanimate, shapeless mass shot through the air far In front of the engine. The train was stopped within two lengths and then backed to where the body lay beside the track. Dr. F. W. Norrls of Swanton. who was on the train, examined the- remains and said that death had been Instantaneous. DIES IN HIS 97TH YEAR. 1-oynl Wright Who Cact Flint Vole for Andrew Jncknon. Mlddlebury, .May 17 -l.oya l.nngdon Wright died at the home of his son at 10:30 last last night in the fiTth year of bis age. Mr. Wright, although In failing health for two years, had beep routined to the bed only three weeks and death eamo from old age. 1'p to a' couple of j ears ago, few men of half his use were more vigorous and active than he. Ttie deceased was born in Woyhrldge June, 11, nil, and In early manhood re moved to Cornwall, where he lived for over SO years. He was a farmer on a limited scale and for many years was noted as a grower of apples of which he probably raised more varieties than any other man ever did In Vermont. Five years ago Mr. Wright came to Mlddle hury and had since resided here with his Fon. Ho was twice married and had six children, four of whom survive him: fjeorge H Wright of Woyhridgo, Mrs. Electa J, Itlake of Albla, Iowa, Mrs. Fm.-na Smith and Samuul S. Wright of MMdlebury. Mr. Wright wins long a member of the Congregational Church and In politics he was an Intense democrat, casting his first hillot for President Andrew .lack son. He had voted the straight demo cratic tickets, national and State, with out a break at every election lnce that year. He was proud ot the fact that he PAROID Is tht Standard Dnrtnonnnt ?Md7 I 01 IIIMIGIII Roofing There Is hardly a manufacturing con eern In ox around Burlington that has not more or less PAROID ROOFING In use. Some concerns havei as much as 1M to 30 squares. Several are replacing old roofing with PAROID on their different buildings Just as fast as the old wears off. The heads of theso companies ore men of good business judgment who realize that known quality at a. fair price is always a better proposition than an untried article at a low price, BEND FOR SAMTI.K. Hascar Brothers Oeneral Agftnts, Burlington, Vt, was n nephew of Silas Wright, one time Oovernor of New York mill fulled States senntnr, nnd never tired of telling nnee doles about that distinguished man, The fnnenil will he held nt the home ot his older son, (Sonrge II. Wright, In Woyhrldgo nt three o'clock Monday aft ernoon, and hiirlul Will ho In Maple Drove cemetery In that town, BUMPED OVER THE TIES AND BADLY SOARED Il.irre, May K-Swlnglng and humping over the ties for twenty. live rods and finally bringing up with a Jolt n few feet from a dry bridge Is the startling ex perlencc that .1 dozen passengers In the smoker of the Central Vermont train last I 'nlnc are not anrintis t face nguln. I The train from the Junction was making 1 good time and when It reached the switch at the lierlln street crossing at North Itarre, the rear trucks of the smoker, the I art car of the train, Jumped the Mils. The passengers were thrown from their seats and tossed about In a most alarm ing manner but all escaped Injury, DIES FROM HIS INJURIES. Ira F, llnrnell of llraltlrlioro Hurt In Acitcimcilille Accident. Hr.iltleborn. May IS. Ira F. Harnett, aged 1V1 years, one of the two Itrattle boro men hurt In an automobile accident al llerhn. Conn., a week ago, died In the hospital at Merlden, Conn., this mornlnc. tetanus having developed Satur day night. The body vas brought here to-night. Mr. Itnrnctl was a native of West Dummerston. lie had lived in Itrattb boro since IW. and was employed for so years by the Kstcy Organ company, as foreman of the tuning department a large part of the time. Since retiring he had dealt successfully In stocks lie was .1 member of Columbian Lodge of Masons. He Is survived by two brothers and a sister. Mr. Hnrnett and I.uther H. Itarber were thrown from an automobile owned by James H. White of the Wilcox & White company. Two of Mr. Harbor's rlln were broken. Mr. Ilurnelt's right leg was broken near the ankle and the bone was driven Into the ground. .Mr. Harbor appears to be recovering. BAD CARRIAGE ACCIDENT. Aged Woman ill Wnlerbiiry Sustain 'hue llreil.en Hip. Wa lerhnry. May 1"! A very severe ac cident occurred to-day while Mrs. W. F. D.ivls was driving a spirited pair of horses, taking some guests of the Wa terbury Inn for an outing. While cross ing the bridge on Stowe street oft their return one of the horse? became sudden lv frightened and by a quick Jump broke a whirfletree. Mrs. Davis handled the pair like an expert but conditions were all against her. the pole having dropped to the ground, and the result was a general smash, the carriage be. Ing turned almost bottom side up with Mrs. Davis and Mrs. (irant beneath. Mrs. Grant was severely injured, both thighs being broken and suffering other painful Injuries. Mrs. Davis thought herself uninjured, but after the excite ment was over found herself consider ably bruised. The oilier ladles in the surrey were Mr, II. I,. Farwclt and Mi's Kvelsn Lease, both of Montpelier, who escaped without much Injury, Mrs. C.rant Is the wife of the well known Advent peachor. Miles tir.int who is at present In the Holy Land, fin ac count of her advanced age, Mrs. Grant's Injuries ale critical.- GIRL'S BODY FOUND. Itentnln nf Ml 1'nlth A. Tone Tok en to Home in llrnnlnglnn. Mlddlebury, May IS.-The body of Miss Faith A. I'owers, who was carried over the falls Saturday night while canoeing with Ivan Winslow, was recovered about noon to-day by Sheldon S. ilth and Fred Hurnard In about six feet of water back of the lirandon Italian Marble company's mill. The remains were carried to the home of her aunt. Ml.-s Tlnney, on Washington street and taken on the 11:15 train to-night to liennlngton. When the body was discovered it was being carried along with the current which is strong at that point. ESCORTED HODV TO DKI'OT. When the time came to take the body nf Miss I'owe-is from the home of ber aunt to the railway station this even ing the entire student body and the faculty from Mlddlebury College formed a sympathetic escort through the street and waltrd patiently until the arrival of the southbound train. A large number will go to Hennington to-morrow morn ing to attend the funeral which will lie held there in the afternoon. CHARGED WITH TRYING TO WRECK A TRAIN Rutland, May K Antonia Dcnanlo, a minor, was summoned ,nt municipal court to-day on the charge nf putting INh plates on the track of Hie Rutland rail road at Center Rutland May I His case was continued for a urek and it is ex peeled that other bnj s will bo before the court at that time'. The morn.ug mall train passed over the, Iron plates and the engine tltleil to one side bill liKkil) stayed on the rails. BODY FOUND BY SWEETHEART l,mer liinrre May llmr ('mined the Miii-idr of MIn nillr -nmn of .Nciiporl -rllrr Newport Center, M'l.v 17 Miss Sadie .Newman, 21 years old. adopted daughter ol Mr. unci Mrs. .1. R. Cutting, committed suicide by hanging ,esterday afternoon. Dlreeiily nfter dinner, Mrs, Cutting and her son went out for a drive, leaving Miss Newman to elo the- work. I "pun lliclr return unite late In Hie afternoon they nolli-ed that the dishes on thr table laid not been touched and that Miss New man was missing. Suspecting some ir legularlt.v. Mr, Cutting and his hired man, Vhgil Sweet, began a hunt for the gill. About an hour afterward Sweet found the lifeless body hanging fromo the limb of a high maple tree In the sugar orchard, some distance from the house fiho had taken a clothes line from the houso and, mounting a high rock, had thrown It over a limb, tied the other end about her neck and swung off Into space. Sweet, the man who discovered the body, had been keeping company with Miss Newman for some time, It Is re ported that the two had had a quarrel and the girl may have taken her' life on this account. She was the daughter of Nathan Newman nnd was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Cutting when a. email girl. She was well and favorably known and had always borne a good reputation. TMa Is the seventh case of sulcldo In this town la five years THE SECRET OF SUCCESS is not so miifli in knowing how to make m."ney ns in thn abil ity to Ilium onto it. THIS BANK ASSISTS PEOPLE TO SAVE MONEY. If tliis mat tor concerns you cull and sco us lib. Ml! it. CHITTENDEN COUNTY TRUST Co miiii.iNGTON, vrcmiojrr. 4 per cent, on Savings Deposits K. .1. ionth. President, I;. It. W'nrthen, Treasurer. NEW PRINCIPAL AT FAIRFAX1 Col hum In l.entc Hurr and J .John lliirlon .emlnnr,v for Itellimi Free Aenileniy. Manchester, May 1. .John H. Colburn, who has be en principal nf Hurr A llurton Seminary for live yens, has resigned to inke charge of lteos Kree Academy nt Fairfax. His successor has not yet been chosen. W. W. STICKNEY TO PRESIDE Second tllnlrlcl Contention I'rolinlily nt M. .lohnthnry June tl. SI. .lolinsbury. May is. -While u- of flr!n! call ha- not yrl lxen KmiciI, it is exported that the republican rongrc.--slonal convent Ion for thr secoml dMrirt will be 1 1 1. 1 in Mash hall In this town Tuistla, ,lunr the day preocrding the republican Slate convention at Mont pelier. Pormcr tSovrrnor W. W. Stlckncy will preside. SUICDDE OF A VETERAN. I.011I, Tntro of t nelrrhlll Took Paris (irren benight llrnlh llrtore. rnderhlll, May IT -l.ouis Tatro, a vet eran of the Civil War. who attempted suicide two weeeks ago ley cutting Ills throat, took pari gre-en rnterday aflrr noon and elleel from Its effects. Tatro, who was about 70 years old. Is survived by a wife and several children. thi: -i.tKK ok n.wv roivniv. A li.inc'sonie brochure, artistically 11 lulr:teMl, lias been Issued by the (iranel Trunk passenger department, telling ot the beauties of the Uike of Hays dis trict, In the "Highlands of Ontario." A ne-w feat tiro eif this district Is the new hotel llie Wawa at Norway Point. The hotel ilsidf has a page Illustration re Meeting the summer glories of wood land and water, with a brood of -even wild geese soaring skyward bejond the tower. Tile concise description embodies the story of a charming it-sort. The ery pretty duo tone photo engrav ings show the beauties of the new fairy land far more effectively than words can do. A copy can be obtained free on ippllcatlnn to II. H. Hoynton, SW Wash ington Street, lloston, Mass. AOViniTISEIl LETTERS. I.lst of unclaimed l'tters remaining In the Burlington pestoffice. for tha week ending May ir; MEN'S LIST. Agents Ksse l''ei tillzer Co., Peter Hes se tte, M. M. Hrowncll, tXlmund Carroll. Ivdward Casse vah, Charles Cro.-scow, D. I'. Davis, Cieier'ce Delano. J. D. Dupius, K. V. Kcrnald, John lllbbs, Halpli C. Gllman, Charles . B. Hart, Ernest I.a lieour, Dr It. C. I.lnslcy, J. T. 1Oiigan; Harry Merrltt, W. 11. Merritt. Daniel OGrady, H. M. No. Kl Washington street, CI. H. Sherwin, Walter S. Sin clair, II. K. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. S. Staf ford, K. (i. Surdam. WOMEN'S LIST. Mrs. Malie iienoit, Mrs. S. M. Hicl;nU. Miss liridget Canlield. Miss I.ew'ise Cpta, Miss Martha J. Crowe, Miss Minnie Dalgnault, Mile. J. Kleuris, Mrs. Velaric Kleiiry, Mrs. Mary C. Oardner, Mrs. Amelia Hayes, Mrs. Nellie Littler, Mrs. Mamie McConnell, Phllomine Monlis, Mrs. Etta Senile. Miss Mary Torrey, Miss Wediitou, Miss Florence H. Wllley. packac.es. Miss Daisy M. Wlllard, T. S. Sllber mann. WINOOSKJ LIST. Frank Caller, Mrs. C. E. Kcrrln. Gio vanni Maholetano, Files Pinsonneault. LIKE tVllllli TO MAKE IM tii: niT.S Hug making seem- a curious vacation for a woman, but strange as It may seem, an American woman has devoted most of her life to this odd industry. Artificial monsters, copies of niicrenrnpie oigan isms are her specialty, and some of the things she makes aro so horrible and re. pulslve in appearance that one seeing them conies away quite content than in actual life they are so tiny only,an ar tificial vision such as the powerful lens can detect them, so writes Henry Hale in the Technical World Magazine for June. To glance at the bugs seen In the work shop of their maker In contrast with the atoms under the microscope, however, one I.- amaze el at the a crura te copy. Every wing, every claw, the eyes, the beak, have been copied so faithfully that In shape anil color they are precisely alike. Yet the hug model may be so im mense in proportion to the bit nf a thing Ironi which it has been designed that the leg of the gigantic lly may be a hundred times the sl'.e ill actual life, while the feelers of the mo-iillln stretching nut like a lobster's antennae are too small to be readily dlsllngulsh ilile in the real In sect. The home ot Mrs. Otto Heldemann in Washington is 11 good place for nervous anil tlmiil 'oile to avoid, for on tables and shelves anil upon the walls are things that it would si 'in only evil spirlls could etc ite creatures with great beak", long, scale-covi'red claws, big bulging ejes. One or two have really attractive bail or feathers but appearances are recep tive. These are among the most dajdruc tlvo of the Insect pests which Mrs. Held mann models, for thn department of agrl culture and for Slate hoards ot agricul ture, who use them as object lesson to In struct farmers in their lives and habits, This article with Its remarkable illustra tions is 11 feature of the Technical World current Issue, MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. MEN, BOYS, WOMEN, MIBE AND CHILDREN 10 MJM. rrt mmimr, wtmm ran par. W. L. Dnutlii ti and $R Bill Fdva Shoit CinnM ftlAU'rin. W. I. nw?inra wit prlcw trt4 Catalog tree to an; actyrea. loha J. OTynn, Vlce-l'resldcnt Ilarrle V. Hall, Asst. Treas. HAMMER CRUSHED SKULL. Mateen-I'ounder Mtlpperi from Young Athlete' llnnrtn nnd l.nrf Look ing on .May Die. Mellows Kails, May IS. The. slip ping' of a biff lfi-pound hammer in the course of thn training' nf the. Bel lows Kails high school track tram this nftrrnoon may rosult In the rirath of Michael Stack, n young lad who was standing near by watching I lie practice. The heavy ball of lrio struck the boy In thr .brad and al though hr Is still alive his recovrry Is doubtful. Thr I1I4I1 school track team Is train ing for a dual meet with Hrattleboro high school at Hrattleboro next Sat urday afternoon. Among the events Is Hie hummer throwing ami Harry I'utnam. a member of the team, was practicing 111 thej rear of the high sediool building. A number ot young boys were watching, among' them be ing young Stack. Putnam in swing lug the hammer around Ills head, preparing f'r a throw, lost control of It. The iron Hew In an Instant and struck Stack on the side ot thi head just above the right temple. He was picked up unconscious nnd taken to him home To-night three doctors are performing an operation. The skull is ortiMicel in and there are grae doubt- of his recovery. The lctlm Is in e,irs old and attends the graded srhewts. PARENTS ARE BARRED. .No I'cmrr In "eeure Order Forbidding nlr of l.lrfiior to Scum. A strange- uid.tlon in the present lle uor law lias uiM been diseoven-d by one of the llecns- cominissioners In Winoo skl. A mother applied to him to issue a notice forbidding the sale of Intoxicating lleiuor to li.t son. When the commis sioner turned to section .,;.'.. of the public statutes he funnel Jhatu patent was given no powe r to -cciire suh an order from toe eiimmlsi'ners. The si'ctlo'i reads: "The liusban I. wife, child, hrntiier. sis ter, guardian or ouiplojer of a person may, In writing, nnllfy a board of lice-n-e-commissioners to forbid the sale or fur nishing of Indicating Honors to such person." The aoiiI parent is tot Includ ed. This ai't is seriitiniziMl by critical eyes before r-c pauare. A subsequent Iegislature In.- amended It but this omission was not discovered until last night, or nearh four years after its pas sage. ODD ITEMS EIIOM EYEIUWEItE. The civilize 1 nations of the world slrike ".',' inatch'S every minute of the 21 hours Americans u-e 7i),f, i",0oj' a yea- Some of the match plants are verva Nrgiv 'one on the Pa cillc coast covering Jtc' acres, with :i miles of r.tilroad, wi.icn supply the mafh machines with Jil.'e fee-t ot sugar pine and yellow pine log- 11 ela. Two live wlldc.41- came by express from down east recently to Lm Flint cef North WutcTfeird. My They were savage brutes and fought, scrate-hed ami sejllullcd Willie; at the express ofilce. A hen was led to tl.eni anil they made short work in devouring it. An amendment to the bedelothing b'U now being considered by the- Oklahoma Le'gislatitrV provides that all bedclothes "shall be. long enough to cover both ends of the guest at the same liuie." The most remarkabe clock weight in Maine is that of th. liaptist Church at Clierrylleld, an old 'mnoth-boir cannon. The old cannon wa one of the old smooth-bore type a.i d was brought by Gleason U. Campbell from Hoston on one of the return trips of lumber vessels. Senator Simon Guggenheim of Color ado, tl years of age. Is to be the only senator whose feet do not touch the Moor when seated In his ciair. Arthur Jordan, the nine-yrar-nlel son of Hcnjamln Jordan of Trenton, Me., re cently exhibited grcrn peas raised out-of-doors this season The pens weie planted early In March, and last Thurs day several pods that had tilled out were picked. What Is said to lie the largest telegraph circuit In the world 1.- that between Ion don and Teheran, th" capital of Persia. It is V) hundred mibs long and Is divid ed Into I" sections. A short time ago Emma Rice of Au burn, Mass., founil a partridge nest with the bird sitting on lj eggs and sharing her nest was a hen. which had laid live, eggs. Emma keep.- close watch of this home and tlnds that the domestic biddy Roes dally to deposit her eggs with the native of the woods, and entire harmony prevails in the unique arrangement. The most recent church census of this cmntry shows t'l denominations, with b,I,731 ministers. Slo.JKi churches and a.iVsl.lM members. The smallest couple that ever secured a marriage license in New Vork Is to bo married within a day or two. They are John Hmndlsh, S5 years old, and 1 feet high, and Lida Kimhill, 35 years old, and u feet ti Inches tall. Ll'CK. "1 suppose you wouldn't part with tills dear old farmhouse for anything," said the enthusiastic girl. "No," answered Farmer Corntossel. "1 don't expect to." "Vou regard it as a kind of mascot, don't you?" "Well, the fellow that managed to sell it to my father was pretty lucky?" Washington Star. rait mnw Culmr KVtlllt Rn Eauallad At Am Price JiTttuinelVt li tmpd ; on ".''"" . TrJ".0 '.'i? W. I,. BO!ei.At, Brarktun, Mum. ROLE OF LA GUAYRA. Venezuelan Port Where Bubonic Plague is Raging. Wns Kaunrteil In ir.r.S nnd Has neen the fcrene nf Many Hntlles One of World's nl Spnls, tIIIi Mean Tempernture of fT Degrees. La Ouayra, the Venezuelan port strick en with the bubonic plague, Is a town that has played an Itnpnrtnnt rnlr In holh history and llctlnn, says the Htooklyn Eagle. Founded In It had a record nf dnrlng adventure, battles anil con quest before Jamestown was settled, it was beginning to feel Itself nlel when the Pilgrim fathers landed In New England. It was the scene of crimps thr most thrilling of thr manv episodes In Charles Klngsley's "Westward Ho!" It Is the tesllmrnv of travelers who have had to pass through La Guayra on the way to Caracas, that the port Is one nf the hottest, most disagreeable places on the face of the earth. In tlme,s of quiet little Is heard of It. Rut when there Is any trouble brewing, cither Internal or International Ia Guayra assumes nn Importance that makes Its name heard nil over the civil ized world. As the principal port of Ven ezuela, It Is a prize much coveted bv every revolutionary leaeler who seeks to upset the established government. It was here that the Hritish and Ger man war vessels gathered In force in 1002, to put into effect a blockade which almost precipitated a serious war. It was here, too, that the Hritish and Germans seized the Venezuelan fleet, part of which they sank. I,ater, when the allies landed marines, ttie city was thrown into a state of panic. In the same year the forces of the revolutionist Matos were making desper ate efforts to rapture Ia Guayra, Matos was getting nearer anil nearer to the ports where the revenues were collected ami he had the Inhabitants of La Giiavra badly sea reel. Throughout this revolution, which W said to have cost IL'.iW lives, La Guayra remained in Hie possession of the government. On June 15. the rebels attacked La Guayra, but the government nnswi'red bv sln-lling Ihi'in from the forts an I they were repulsed. Headers of the 'Westward Ho" will re member the elarlng expedition nf the two Hiltions to rrsciie the ne of Devon fiorn the castle nn the hill overlooking La Guayra. When thr advent urers elrew near to the place they saw. In Kings lev's words, "a low. blr.ck cliff crowned by a wall; a battery at either end Witli l i. a few ntrrow streets of white houes. running parallel with the sea. upon n strip of flat, which seemed not two hun dred yards In breadth: and. behind, the mountain wall, covering the whole in deepest hnelo." This was In l.'A". twehe vcir before Jamestown was founded. The description continues: "In spite nf the shadow of the moun tain, the whole place wore a dusty nnd glaring look. The breaths of breeze which came off the land were atterly stifling; and, no wonder, for La Guayra. owing to the radiation of that vast fire brick of heated rock. Is one of the hottest spots on the face nf the whole earth.' History has it that Amias Preston (who was Klnsle't hero) landed at Macuto, east of Ti Guayra, and sealed the preci pitous mountains, sacked the city of Car acas, and returned safely to his ships with Ids KO bold followers. In K.O the city will sackeel hy the French under Grammont; In 170.1 a Dutch squadron at tacked It but was repulsed; In 17?.n an English squadron was also repulsed, and again in 1711. In HI J La Guavr.a was In tally destroyed bv an earthquake. It was at La Guavra that the plpt for the rev olution of Gaul and Espana was laid, and here were executed patriot nnd Spanish prlsonets. The celebrated naturalist anil traveler, H.iron von Humboldt, said that the view of La Guayra, as approaches! from the sea, coulil be equaled only by the beauty of San Cruz or Teneriffe in the Canary Islands The eoat range of mountains rises abruptly from the sea to a height of more than V,v feet. The port lles along Ihe narrow strip between the mountains and the water. The strip is so narrow. Indeed, that the city has begun to crawl up the hill. As seen from the sea, the scattered houses seem to cling like animals to the side ot the mountain. There are two forts, which were built by thn Spaniards, high above the city. The mean temperature Is about VT de grees Fahrenheit. The inhabitants, of whom there are about 12,fleYi, consist, ac cording to one who passed through, "nf those who, for one reason or another, can't get away." One of the two railway Unci In Vene zuela runs from Li Gtniyra to Caracas. By air line the cities are not more than -Ix miles apart, but so steep Is the mountain and so many are the curves In the railroad, that the railroad Is 22 miles long. In the account nf his South Amer-ii-an travels, Klchard Harding Davis says of this line: 'It Is a very remarkahle railway; Its tracks cling to the perpendicular surface of the mountain like the tiny tendrils of a vine on n stone wall, and the trains creep and crawl along the edge nf Its previplccs, or twist themselves Into the shape of a horseshoe magnet, so that the engineer nn the locomotive can look directly across a bottomless chasm into the windows of the last car. The view from the train, while it pants and puffs on Its way to the capital, is t lie most beautiful I have ever seen." UNTRAINED CHILD A LIGHTNING CALCULATOR. 7.ern t'ohiiro of Cabot Wn a Wlnnrd nt Meitnl Artllimrtlc Conleln't Fiptnln Hon He Old It. One nf the most remarkable "light ning calculators" who ever lived was Zcrah Coburn, who was born in I'abot, Vt., Sept. 1, Kin, and who became nn eminent tuieher ot mathematics in sev eral Institutions of learning. His fnthr was much surprised one day to hear him repenting the product of several num bers, although he had at the tlmo In question received no other Instruction than such as could be obtained in a small country school, the curriculum of which did not Include cither writing or cipher ing. The father thereupon proposed n variety of arithmetical questions to his son, aJl of which tho child answered with remarkable facility and accuracy. At the age of S young Coburn was able to solvd the most difficult questions by the mere operation of his mind. Many persons eminent for their knowledge In mathc. mattes made a point of seeing and con versing with him and they proposed to him a great variety of questions In order to tet his marvelous powers. Among these questions were the followlns: "Oivo thn square of 99s,9i!?" Afler Inhibiting a moment the boy raid II was We.fW.OOO.oa!, and observed that ho produccel this result hy multiplying BURLINGTON INCORPORATED 1847 Attention lm enlled to the following section of the Vermont Stcte Inwi "Sec. tSti. in the year nineteen hundred nml rlrht, nnd every fifth year (hereafter, at such tlmo In the year as the bank commissioner shall designate, the trustees ot savings banks, savings Institutions and trust companies shall call In the deposit honks for examination nml verification, nnd causo tin same to he examined and verified by some persnn, other than the treasurer or his clerks, employrd for that purpose and npproved by said comml loncr" Tho Hank Commissioner having designated the month of May, 180?. for such verification, depositors will please bring or send their books to tho bank as soon ns convenient, that they may bo examined and verified in accordance) with the law.' OFFICERS i CltAItl.fV p. SMITH, Prevldest. IIENItY OttEEXK, Vice-President. NOTICE In ncfordiinco with the lnw of the State and tho orrlor of the .tate Hank Commissioner, wc hereby give notice to all dcpositDrs that their pass books should be presented at the Bank for verifica tion. Tliis should be done .limn" the month of Ma v. WINOOSK! SAVINGS BANK Notice to Depositors ! As required by the laws of Vermont relating to tho examination and verification of deposit hooks rvrrv fifth year, tho trustees have appointed Mr. C. 11. Shiprnan, with tho approval ot the bank commissioner, to cxamlno and verify the deposit books during the month i f May, 1001. All depositors aro requested without further notice to send th Ir deposit bonks at once to Mr. C. if. Shlpman, Winooskl, Vt., In care ot Winooskl Savings Hank. ItookK will be returned as soon as verified. May, I DOS. OIIMOND COLE. Treasurer. Special Notice All depositors In this bank are requested to either bring or send In their bank books for verification before June l without fall and don't forget to tell your friends that we hao plenty of our little Home Snslngs Hanks for any of our depositors. HOME SAVINGS BANK I C. S. ISI1A.M. rreafdent. th' square- of HT."; by the square of T, He was then asked to multiply his given result twice by I't and once by S.", a task which be accomplished successfully, though the- answer consists of IT figures. "Name the.- cube root ot 413,M.V4, C77?" was the next trial given little Col burn. To this he gave the correct answer in five sev-onels. "How iimny times will a coach wheel, Yi f.-'-t In circumference, turn round In ;.V miles; and how many minutes in ta years?" To the tlrst be replied In two seconds, lll'.'VtO; anei the second, he-fore the whole question coulil be written down. J',.s,neJ and lidded that the number ot seconds in given period was J,.H3.72,ii. "What are the ractors of t??" The boy almost immediately replied they weie ell and "CJ, and that these were the- only factors. Various other questions of a similiar nature respecting the roots and powers of very high numbers were Indiscrinn atcly proposed to young Colburn, and lie always siK-ce de d In giving the cor rect answers. lie could tell the exact product arising from the multiplication of any numbers by any other number consisting of an equal number of figures, or, if any number consisting of six or seven places of figures were proposed, lie would determine with equal ease and expedition, all the factors of which tt was composed. This singular faculty therefore entende-d not only to the raising of iiriwers, but also to the extraction of the square and cube roots of certain numbers proposed, and this without the assistance of any aid in tho form of a peiK-ll ur iwiper. -Many persons tried to obtain a knowl edge of the method by which the boy was enabled to answer with so much facility and correctness tho questions put to hint but wnhout success, for he positively declared that ho was unable to explain the manner in which he ar rived at his results. That his process of operation was different from tho usual mode of proceeding wa.s evident, for he was entirely Ignorant of the common rules of arithmetic at tliis time, and could not perform upon paper one single ex ample In multiplication or division. lP.it In tho extraction of roots and the men tioning of factors he gave the replies so promptly as not to admit of any lengthy operation taking place in his mind, when these replies would p-quire, according to the ordinary method ot solution, a very difficult and laborious calculation. After exhibiting his lowers in many parts of the I'nitcd States, young Col burn was taken to I-higlanel In IMS. Tho Karl of liristol, among others, took greit Interest in the boy, and sent htm to Westminister school for seven years. His father refused to comply with certain arrangements proposed by the earl, so the latter then uinndoned the youth, and young Colburn was compelled to try the stage as a profession. He studied under Charles Kemble; but his first appearance before the footlights convinced both Kemoie and himself that he wa-f not adapted for a theatrical life, consequently the youth returned to this country and began his career of professor of mathe-matlik-s. He was to tho end of his das undoubtedly a very proficient math"-math-ian, In spite of his assertion, inado m his autobiography, published in 1SX! the work from which these facts are Uken that his marvelous capacity for computation loft him about tho time he reached manhood. IMIOTOC.IlAI'IIINn SIX Mll.F.S HIGH A record-breaking panoramic photo graph will be taken from a captive bal loon 3,0oo feet above the summit of Pike's Peak. The film Is four feet by eight. The peak Is over 14.0X) feet above the sea. The photograph will be taken almost six miles above sea level. The view from this height embraces 60,000 square miles. 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