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VOL. LXXXV. NEW SERIES VOL. LVII.
BrULIXOTON, VT., THURSDAY, MAUCII n, mil. NUMBER .'3G. HAPPENINGS IK VERMONT o Local Items of Interest F g. . All Parts of the Green M - tain State. a THE NEWS BY COUNT to From the Island in the Lake to the Passumpsic, Along Otter Creek and by the Shores of White River. ADDESON MIDDLEBURY. A number of young people of the I3aptist Church drove to Bristol Friday evening to attend a socl.il, Upon thplr return one of the teams ran away and split Its occupants by the road side. John K. Dyer's right arm was bruised and William Stmonds hud one arm and one leg Injured but no hones were broken. They were almost borne when the accldont occurred. A twilight muslcalo will bo Riven In the Memorial Baptist Church Friday nfternoon at 4.1". o'clock under the auspices of the Silver Hay -cUib of the Young Women's Christian association of Mlddlcbury College. Tho col lege quartette, assisted by Mrs. Walter Howard and a soloist from Hurllngton, will sing. A. W. Carey has sold his house on Court street to Mrs. Helen Holt. -Mrs. F. C. I.Ittel of Xew Haven is visit ing In town. (Justavus Smith has bought the Eldredge lot on lower Court street. Mls I.eah Corkran entertained the "Jenny Wrens" at the Methodist pat ronage Saturday, the occasion being her birthday. Miss Agnes Shorkey ha? gone to Philadelphia, where she will entor a school for nurses. H. D. Archer and family have moved to town from Warrensburg, X. Y., and will occupy the Carpenter block on Main street. Mr. Archer will have a harness shop In the lower part of the building. j The new hoard of flrn wardens met in the Moosalamoo club Monday afternoon and organised. J. E. Buttolph was elected rrcsldent and C. F. Rich, secretary. Tho hoard will soon Investigate properties in the village. (Michael G. Grady, who has been 111 for several weeks with an injured limb, caused by a fall on the ice, Is able to be about. The cuttle shipment Mon day consisted of two carloads Karl Gor ham, Edward Htgganiv, Noble J. Bajifoid nnd Harry Cobb went Monday to lioston to attend the automobile show. Two Inches of snow fell Monday morning. The mercury was two degrees below zero and four bolow Sunday morning. Frank and Ooorgo Pecor of Rutland will be employed a conslderaiblo time on tho new col lege building. Miss Maude ParkhiU of Cornwall, who has been In declining health for a .long tlrno, has como to town for medical treatment and will rnnaln here several weeks. The water was shut off from the vlllago Saturday and Sun day nights without warning In order to give the reservoir a chnnco to fill. Vic tor Corkran has gone to Poultney to visit lits brother, Ralph, who Is attending Troy Conference Academy. George L". Me Hugh of Rutland is In town to visit rela tives. Mrs. Mabel Cottrell has returned from two wscks in New York and Boston. Mrs. II. E. Campbell has gone to New York city for an extended stay. D. Mc Millan has returned to Canada. Monday, market day, eggs brotiRht 25 cents and butter 30 to DO cents. The Phllathea so ciety of the naptlst Church will hold a Japanese social In tho vestry this even ing. -Uishop A. C. A. Hall of Rurllngton made an official visit to St. Stephen's Church Monday. Edward Goodrow and family are moving to the Smith house on Bouth street. Frank Lasher, who was se verely hurt while skidding logs, is slowly recovering. The following offlcers were elected at rueday's town meeting: Moderator, James B, Donaway, clerk, .1 M. llurke; treasurer, C E. Plnn ; selectman, J. . Beeloy; constables, C. J. Seeley, E. M. iJay, lifters, F. G. Rrooklns, C. W. Tis dale road commissioner, F. E. Severance; town agent, J. II. Donaway; auditors, U. K. Marshall, G. D. Miner, W. H. Sheldon; overseer of the poor, W. M. Jackson; trand Juror, C. A. Earle; school director, N. C, Fenn; trustee iT. s. deposit money, C T". Plnnoy; tax, 130 tents on the dollar r.f the grand list. The vote on license re sulted: Yes, 1S7, no, US. It was voted to ro-operate with the Ladles' Library asso ciation In the establishment of a flee pub lic library In .Mlddlebury and the select men were authorized to draw their order for $250 on the first day of July next and for $2V) on the first day of December next In favor of the library association. The following committee of live will net lu ronjunctlon with a committee of the La dles' association. E. li. Cornwall for live rears, Mrs. John A, Fletcher for four Sears, Dr. H. L. Averlll for three years, Miss fiusuii li. Parker for two years and Jim Rev, H, D. Corkran foi one year. l.dmond W. Rurke died at the home of his brother, Prof, F. F. Iturke nt Port Henry N. Y, on Monday, aged M years. He was vice-consul for two years nt Tun Cieis, Morocco. Mr. Rurkt) louves three brothers and one sister, I"Tliiiipal P. F. Burke of Port Henry, the Row David N. llurke of Lake Placid, N. Y Joseph W. Lurke, town clerk of Mlddlebury, and Bister Uorromeo of tho Convent of Mercy st Manchester, N. H, Wednesday made 100 consecutive days of sleifhlng, the first having been on November 2?. Among tho people here from out of town are Frank Mc-Caughlii of Tlconderoga, X. V., W, Howard Hurchard of Sliorehnm, Charles L. Far well of Windsor, Conn., James T. Italian! tr Kail River, Mass., and C. E. Urdvvuy it Proctorsville. Mr. nnd Mrs. E G. Rrown ue In Rutland to visit Mrs. Anna vVorden, Mr. A. W. Dickens returned Wednesday from a visit In Grand Islo, New York nnd Fair Haven. -Charles ( linker of Metr, Vf. Va., has purchased Simon M Million's horse Hlko nnd ship ped It to his stock farm. Mrs. Mtiiy lloylan Is --pending u week In Rutland. A. It. Sluder of Rntlmiil Is In town. Miss Delia Douglas 1ms gone to Spring field, Mass., whetc she will visit friends for a Tew weeks.-Chnrles N. powers of Ktnnlngton Is Ifere for u few days to visit his aunt. .Mls Tlnney. Mr. ami Mrs. A, N. lirown have gone to Boston, where they will spend in dnys.Town Clerk Joseph M. llurke went Tueulay night to Port Henry, X, y.. to attend the funeral Wednesday of his brother, r-Mniund W, Httrke. Levi Leiio. after nn Illness of nearly two months with blood poisoning. Is able to get mil of the house but h's right arm Is still so bully swollen as to lie ultetly useless.-William L. Cadv, who had a sudden and severe attack of brain dbe.'ise lnt week. Is appaiently as will as ever. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence C. Wells have gone to Hcion to attend the auto mobile show. Hurt Steele, who ban be, n conilned to his home for three month" with a disease of a mysterious clinrm ter, Is able to be about th" house nnd to give some attention to business. Miss Anna Thomas of Kraiidon Is here for u week'-' visit with relatives and friends. Dr. X. D. Peck of Tieonderoun, N. Y Is visit ing hero and in forms .ill. Henry Walker, w! o was taken suddenly 111 Monday night. Is somewhat better. Prof. Raymond Mo farland has received from the publishers copies of his new work, "A History of the New England Fisheries." The hool: Is u volume of t." pages and Is published by the University of Pennsylvania In Its series on polltl.-nl si lence and public law. Dr. Funk Lasher entertained a few lady fnend- Wednesday nfternoon. Mrs. If. F. Wales of Proctor Is In town. Humphrey Sullivan, who has been 111, is able to be about. VBRGE.NNEG. Abraham Cohen has received word from his wife that she will not un dertake the trip from Russia to this country until warmer weather and does not e.pe"t to reach here until the la'lter part of .May. The body of Mm. Christina Deslmw was brought Snturdny from Cigden-htirg. X. Y to Ferrlsbtirg and ttie funeial services held In the a'trnoon at the home of her daughter. Miss Or;-Una Iiosh.tw. The Rev. A. R. Pnttei nmviated and i Interment was made m the Gage hurj ing ground The body of Heni" Provost, wl b h was' found In the bam of F C. Ward SiUur-1 day, was piaee.l Moih'.iv in the vau't In Prospect cemetery b tin- onl. r of thp town autli.'i ii ie of iV.jlth.nn. W .. urisini oi i I.- i Ml.er 11- nt V vl -mont passed Sund iy with his parents, Mr. and Mrs - . p.r'stid. T.ie condi tion ol Mr.. Geor.:'' Rut-roughs remains lie tame. Miss 1.-.. lie Rurrotmhs, who Is attending the tcnoul school r. t Castlu- ( Continued on page 2.) PEARS 10 VENUE Two Years since Last Visit. Says Elinor Glynn But New York Is Great. London, Man h sMrs. Elinor Glynn, who returned if. Loudon on the Lui-i-tanla, gives in i '!iHr..-.-liins of her recent visit to Amerii . SI says: "Every yniin- n an w.io wants to g I on In the world ought to go to New York, if onlv for a few months, M bient'ie exlrkuatlng almospheie ami come in contact with its wonderful peupie. who are never still, never content to re main to-dav wb. ii- thev wre yesterday. You land In Now Yerl-, take a long breath, and ion immediately feel fr.di and vigorous. "The American is the (Inest min in the world. It t a greal mistake to Imagine that i successful Ainmlian thinks only of in ,Mng money. t is true, howover, tl,.it the successful New Yorker in a literary sen-e Is uncultured generally. He lias lead but little and he has not the time to rend more. "Tho life of the rich Americ an woman Is terribly empty Shu lias nothing to do except p.muse herself. She Ins charm and Is splendidly generous, but j,Hp iH a mass of nerves; is restless and un satisfied and generally cares little for th cares of motherhood. She avoids all the worries of housekeeping nnd rarely ex presses her own personality In her house. New York doctor recently told me there hart been no birth lu Fifth avenue for two years "As regards romance, It Is difficult to Ond It In wealthy New York. I think tills Is due to some extent to the unre stricted friendly Intercourse between young men and girls. Then the steam heated houses nnd ofllces havo much to answer for. low can a, man lie romantic who works strenuously all day In an at mosphere of Tfi deg-ecs?" KEABD BULLETS WHISTLE. Fnglllw from .IiinIIoi Ifeehlrd 11 iVns lle'.l to Slmv tlflvun. Rutland, March S. 1'ied Parti II, a fugl tlvo from Justice, wanted In Watertown, N. Y., on the charge ()f bignmv, w.is ,ir rested at the homo of Allen Thornton in Cnstleton, whetc he was working, ibis afternoon by Deputy .Sheriff Pascal Rlccl cf this city. He wa.s placed In tne county Jnll for safekeeping and Watettowu au thorities were notified. linrtell is 40 years o( nge and is a stone mason. He formerly resided here lint has bcoi away live years nnd Is said to have pased a pi"t of that lime In Danneniora prison. Tin. ofilcers hire say that ho probably ha.s three who. When Rlccl went to the Thornton home In found Kartell at a mIiiU, coatless, wash ing himself. After being formally placed under ai rest Kartell a.sked pernilkslnn to i.tep out to the barn to see his employer The refftiest w.is graiiled, but on looking out of a window a low Heconds later the deput .saw Kartell climbing a hill at n pace that was n ciedlt t" a '.'00-pounil man. Itlei'l gue chase and tho ru.e would haw buen u long onu liml not the whistle of biilluts from the olllcei' n -'.ulver canted the lugliLn I, I .tit He pulled u big botlhi of whUkm from bis pork, t anil ttirontened to "hr.iin" th, f.fllcer but finally cowered l.'.der ti ,, gleam of cold steel and waa Imm'cuifed. STORKAP SHUN Sill CANADIANS VOTE AGAINST A DELAY Strength of Government's Posi tion in Test Vote on Reci piocity Resolution. ONLY TWO LIBERALS BOLT "Fact of Honor Made to Pasc upon Trade Agreement Soon as Wo Can," Says Min ister Fielding. f'llnwn. March f. The strength of the government's position on reciprocity wtis slliv,'. n In a Mite taken In the House to night nn a m itien made to-day by R. L. lloi den. lc.der of the opposition, thll as Amc'lean m tlon on Hie iicreement has been delayed the matter lie not taken up by the Canadian Pn I'.ainent "until the electors shell bie had an opportunity or pn'sini! tifioii lis merits." The tnollrn to defer action was supported by 70 mem bers and opposed hv 112, liie pevernment majority being !2. onlv two llbetals broke away and votrd Kb tlif opposition. They were Mcs-rs. Hifton nnd Harris, who have bi-en uppured to reciprocity from tin fi;--t. "We h.i nnd" i pad of honor in tho n.imc of ti, , f cannj,., Wth tho inllel Sl.iir-s ., .iss ii oi, this agree mrnt a- s.-nn .i: o reasonably can," w s tbi ,u s,,- .hli li l'mnnce Minister Fielding n.ne t,, Mr. Loiden, who moved tliat a- inn.'is.- failed to carry out t'e n r i ,., uj niri.r.mi,. n, ronsidrr .,i,;, tuiM' nvrt tl, pse l.efon f'ongn --s ' ''' ,!' "I vltb It ;it the special session, tne Cam I. in Parliament should not pro ' eert ullli ihe ngtcemellt nil t tl the eloc-'"-s i-bill Inve pod an opportunity of 1 ..sing ii-nii Hf, merits " The nution of Mr. Korden is regarded as the first step in an opposition plan to deliy lntll'icatlnn of the agreement by Pri'-llainent until Congress shall have ' -' 11 y pronounced upon It. In stippor' of his motion Mr. Korden said that nothing would he lost by de lay. The democrats, who wero routing Into power at Washington, were pledged to . er the American tariff and It wss most inopportune for Canada to confirm be a 4i cement c.t present. He read a lMtr or sir William Van Home con demning the agreement. TA FT KEHPIXC COMPACT. ' The President of the Fnlted States Is In. ally keeping Ins compact with Canada," replied Finance Minister Fleld ng, "nrd be ha' ,.vcn gone to the extra i.iillnarj slep or cubing an extra se.-sion of Congr. ss to keep faith with the government of Canada. For Parliament to aece;.t the motion made by Mr. Korden would n ran that we should have violated our own honor. Shame on the suggestion. It is, bildlsh to say that each country should wait upon action by the other. It Is our clear duty to go ahead and pro nounce upon ibis agreement." Mr. Fielding declared his belief that n majority of tho L'nited States sena tors hud In en in rnvor of ratlfvlng tho agi eenii nt ,n the hist session int id.u Its iia.ssiige had been blocked by the met bods of a few filibustering senators, some of whom would newr be seen again lu tho American Senate. "Canada lias been trapped before," said (ioorse E. Footer, a lending mem ber nf the opposition, "into endorsing propositions which the American Sen ate has afterwards- rejected, and should not be caught again," The debate on the resolution to rati fy the fisreenif nt was nsuu.'d after tho evening vote by Lloyd Harris, lib eral, who spoke against rei lproelty. QFERIES AKOFT MR KRYCi:. London, March .S. Fvny tlm- recipro city Is mentioned In Parliament here there Is a warm passage ,'t ornii Mr. Pal four, bailer of the opposition, and Sir Edward Clrey, the foi.lgn secretary, had ,1 brush to-day In tho House or Commons over Ambassador Krvce. Mr. Halfour v.'anted to know what Instructions had been sent to the ambassador end why Kritlsh manufacturer had not hfen con- ulted during the negotiations between the Fnlted States anil Canndn. The tendency would be, said the oppusl Hon lender, for tho A met leans to put pressure on Canada to raise :lie dutle.. against the Fnlted ivlnrdoni. The only bright spot, he added, was Premier La ti ller's relteintcd wish for ImperWI prefer ence. "This nuentlon ln't dead In Canada. nd I can assure the government It Isn t dead here," lie t xclaluicd warmly. 'J'li o foreign tiecretary replied that tho government bad not sent any in struct lonn to AjnbaHSHdor Prvc, anil didn't propose to. except to endorse en tirely everything be bnd rtn. The minufactiiiers, be sa'd. bad not been consulted because both paitle.s to the agreement were desirous of secrecy 1MI3NDON PEOPLE BEGIN TO SHOW OTHER SIDE Rutland, March s Mcn.lon people are bslnnlng to show . flense at some of th pluns or Ibis city to cIimii up along the watershed of Hie stream which supplies the elly icsenolr 'i his stie.nn is mainly in .Mcminn The town voted yesterday "to iiistrn-t the selectmen to Investigate as to whether the city of Rutland has u light lu i onic Into tl)(, town and change the com,,, of ,,, ,tr,.arn,,, )Ulld new biides and thru leave the upkeep of thefe i rhlRf' to t he t,nvu nf Mendon." I I1 lo Hi s tlniH Mendon people hava si own a s,. nr co-operation with the fuiuun uiij-urcH proposed by this it v. masons mi:i:t at krandon. Pr mil iii March Ss-TIm anniiul meeting or the fourth Ma-sonlc district was held here this afternoon and evening with mi attendance of 1. Tho meetlnc was held with St Paul IdH't. No. . nnl was openrvl and visltlnB Mwona . corned by Oeorge H. McLtod. district deputy Ktnnd master. Tlx U lodeea m the district wero all represented, Orand offlcets of the State present were: H L. Knlloii. grand mnster: t! st v.im, dejiuty grand master; Charles II. Dudley! grand senior warden: Hnrrv .1. Htnnen.a grand Junior wsrdon; Henry H. Rosa, grniwi secretary; David A. Elliott, grand lecturer; William .1. tinli no. nn.lnl.nl grand chaplain; H. W. Humphiey, grand pursuivant; iicrntTt L. Townshend, grnnu tyier. 28 LICENSE TOWNS. Iteil'ifd l.lsl Makes (he Number One Less Tnnn Last Year. The lntest returns on the license vote st Tuesday's elections through out the state- Indicate that there will ho i!S town where liquor may bo le gally sold. This Is one less 'than last ear. On another page Jamaica Is re ported as voting for license. The statement was based on a tele gtaphlc report, which gave the vote of tho town as 21 yes and fl no. The eoneef vote was 21 yes and fi no, which places the town in tho dry col umn. Searsbtirr, In Pennington coun ty, Fnys'ron in Washington county and Reading in Windsor county should be added to the license towns, making; !S In nil. Rending gave a yes ma jority of two. Fayston a yes majority of one, while Searsbtirg went wot, 12 to T. Rut with only If) voters in Uio town the chances for a profitable bus iness would appear to be small. SIDNEY 0. MINER DEAD. TrnvclIiiK Snlesmnn Ilml Wide Ac iiunlnlnccc throughout Vermont. Krnttlehoro, March S.-Slilnoy O. Miner, li years old, well-known throughout Vet mont as n traveling salesman for the American Agricultural Chemical company of Koston, died to-night from o compli cation of disease following an attack or acute bronchitis early In January. He had lived In Ilrattleboro since five years of age. He was born in I.eydcn, Mass., August IMS. and was the son of Ohla.s L. and Sarah .Harrington) Miner. He married Harriett Wynian October 5, 1S7S, v ho survives him. He also leaves a sis ter, Mrs. Adella M. Boynton of Dorches ter. Mass.. and a half-brother, Sylvester E. Miner of Krattlehoro. Mr. Miner en trred the employ of the American Agricul tural Chemical company 22 years ago. He was a member of the Con-;rf gatlonal Church. ONE-DOLLAR GREENBACKS ARE NOT TO BE ISSUED Washington, Mnrch 8. Tho lssun of one-dollar greenbacks, which was planned bv the treasury department several weeks ago to meet the orcslng demnid for small bills, lias been tentatively abandoned. It was found that he conversion of the largo outstanding sliver certificates Into one dollar denominations promises lo meet the demand for the present nt least. There are about $3.5.0V in large denomination silver certificates which will V retired and one-dollar notes will be I .led In their places. There have been no one-dollar green hacks Issued since The announce ment of the Intention to lelssue the old note caused wide comment in banking firclvs SAY RAILWAY DOESN'T PAY. St. Albnns Itond lias Hod Checkered Cnreer since Inception. St. Albans, March S. The future of the St. Albans street railway, which corpora tion lias had a ehockeied career since Its inception nnd opening in 1901, is very un certain The road has been In tecelvers' hands now for several years and for the past five lias not paid a cent's Interest to the bondholders The loss to this class of financlets alone is tl.'.CMO per vear. An aei was pss.sed nt the recent session rf the Legislature, permitting i reorgani zation of this pioperty, ami while this may be carried through, the road is In the meanwhile operating at a loss, ,.nd somo change must soon come to provide in creased revenue or the road will be forced to tease operation". ADMIRAL FREMONT DEAD Authority on Keep Sen SoiiiidlnKi Um pired vrklle Tnlklnjc. Kostnn. March '. Rear Admiral John Charles Fremont, commandant of the CliarWtown navy yard, for 36 years active In the service of the Fnlted States navy, and an expert on deep sea soiindlngn. coast surveys and searchlights, dropred dead of heart disease at his home In the navy yi.rd tu-nlpht. He was chatting with his wife and two daughter! when death over tool: him. Admiral Fremont "'v.-s born lu San Fianclsco In lt!9, the son of Major tlen era! John Chnrlei Fremont, U, S. A., "The Patliflndet." He was graduated from tho Fnlted States Xaval Academy in 157.' and in 1876 was appointed to the command of the F. S. S. Plnta and as Msted in the suppression of the riots In Kalllmore In HT7. During the Spanish war he commanded the torpedo boat Porter and at the end ot tho war was made commandant of the navy ynid at Cavile, P. 1., where he le mail.ed until l!'f'.. He commanded the bat tlesliip Mlssljslppl for two years. Ho was appointed commandant of the CharIetown ti-avy yard January 1, ir10. CHILD LOST IN SEWER. Hundred Cheer Itrsruvra Who Wndeil In Wnlut Drop. New York, March 7 Toddling along at his mother's heels to-day, four-year-old Kddlo Kurrell plunged out of sight Into a man hole in nn uptown street BJtfi was swept for 2oii feet underground In a snow-choked sower, He was rescued nn hour and a half later, huddled on a pllo of snow whero It hal congested the drain. The little fellow wan about half frozt n, lint will recover. The street wiib thrown Into excitement by the mother's frenzy and hundreds client ed a pollc lieutenant and Leo Kolser, a voluntcnr, who went Into tho Brent dm It sewer and fought their way through slush up to their wiiMs until they found the child. The sum of Jl.tvo will he appropriated by the totvuof lleunlngtoti forliiconstruclou of a State armor)', provided the vlllago of Pennington appropriates a like amount at tta mosUnf on March 22. WILL MONTPELIER LOSE CAE SHOPS? Idea of Being on Boston & Maino Lines Is Relished in the Twin Cities. HO GK T .UPRISE CAUSED Small Capitalists Holding Then Heads High because They Own Stock in the Earre Railroad. Atontpeller, March 3. Xo great sur prise was caused In this cltv and Ilnrre by the Associated Press despatches sent out fiom RosUon nnd Xew Haven regarding the purchii'e bv the Koston i'i Maine (lf the Motilpollcr & Wells P.lvei railroad and leased lines. For f"veinl weeks rumors have been cur rent that President Mellon was nego tiating for the purchase of ibis load, nnd the surveying party thn'i has dur ing the Inst two weeks been engnged In surveying n line from Krndford to Fast Rnrre gave additional color to these rumors. While the people of this city and Karte relish the Idea of being on the Koston & Maine lines, there Is much Iti'terest expressed as to the plans of the new owners and whether the gen eral ofTlces and railroad shops will be retained here or transferred to some other point, (in this question F. AS'. Stnnynn of this city, general manager or the Montpeller & AVells River rnil rond, is reticent. He says stiuoinenw In regard to plans of the rompnnv must come from the ofllces In New Haven or Boston. The rnpltal stock of the Montpellei Wells River railroad is $v.(io. and of the Raire railroad Jlnn.mo. Neither ro-ul has any funded debt and It Is said the Sortwell estate ownr !S per cent, of the capital stock of these two rallroids. The Sortwells hove been In the control of these lines since HiTT. Montpf llr bonded for f3Veo when the Montpeller tt Wells River railroad was built and of this bonded Indebtedness Jln.Olo still icmaliif n liability of the city. The constriietb.n of this line was commenced In 1SG7 and completed In IsTS. Seveinl small capitalists In this city nnd Rnrre are carrying their heads high to-day becuuse they find themselves side partners with the Roston & Maine rail road through Joint ownership nf the itarre lallrond. although the ho'dl- ps In this stork In the two cities are veiv small. The Pane railroad, which ! only -even miles long, has for s-evernl vcir paid larger dividends than nnv railroad in Vermont These small owners have persistently refued to sell their stock be cause of Its value ns a dividend payer nnd because the rapid development of the Karre granite iptarrles naturally ninde It appreciate in value. NEWS TOLD IN BRIEF. At Cfl Samuel W. Danslniry of Tienton, X. J., Is the father of his Jith il.ild. Mrs. Harriet A. Mnlpns dropped dead '..bile standing beside the colll.i nf her childhood friend and sweetheart, Judge Ceorge W. Stubbs at Jmllanapoll-. Tho Mauretanln sailing from Liverpool carried several thousands of boxes of shamrocks for Irishmen In the Fnlted States. Hdward Payson Weston, noted pedes trian, will celebrate hl TCrd birthday by a lecture In Xew .oik March 15. Ti e Catholic nrchblhops of the Fnlted tdntes have started n movement for j early -ontrlbutlon by the clcr.-ry to tho Pope, Killed by r!ef over the death of Its mis tress, Mrs. Wade Mcl'lune nf York, Pa., her bin brown bulldog 1 dead. In honor of 'its coronation King Oeorge will feast 10WO children at tho Ciytnl inlace, London, lune 3o. Roth houses of the Washington Legis lature hr ye pass d a bill to exempt women fmm Jury duty. Hope hns been abandoned for th re covery of John 11. McDonald, builder of the Xew York subway President Tnft may take n r"."t at 'lr filnla Hot Sprlncs before the extra ses. slon of Congress. The Rev. Kcelston Kiiriou?hs nf lur Mngton, Pa., who hns had bis sight re stored by an operation, hns tnken lib third wife at 71. Physicians at the l-'lowei hospital, Xew A'ork, removed the tongue of Thomas Flnnnery, a cancer victim. Mr.s. Rlgmund Xeustadt. widow of a New York hanker, has given WV for a Javvlsh vacation rump at Cold Spring on tho Hudson. An Insane intin was an rati d In n Kerhn church for throwing a letter Into the pew of the (lerniin Kmpics. Federal Mlthoi Itles .vooped down upon Fortliey, W. Va., and urn-sled 20 persons for making moonshine whisker. A mass meeting nt RoeUford, III., voted to demand the reslxnatlons of Fnlted Suites .Senators. Lorlmer and Culloiu. Mr.s. Anna Bfcrup, New York Janl ttess who has mi'umulatnil jyi.OV), will go to her birthplace lu Oermany to end her days. The Atueilcan Red Cros sorlety has sent another Jl.oxi to the Chlncsn famine mtfeiers. Honolulu reports i deaths nnd nineteen new cases of cholera. California AAsembly has adopted n reso lution rebuking tho two Callfo-nla sena tor who votod for Lorlmor. Iloston's apple exports thus fur this sea son total i$l,noD barrels, compare1 with ."3,812 last year. John M Carrere, Xew York architect, who died from Injuries received In a col Mslon between a tnxlcnb and a .-trcet car, had an accldont policy of $110,000 Tho Western Union Telegraph company has refused wlro service for hand books n horse races In Cincinnati. James 11. Clark, colored student at Cor nell, complains that thero Is prejudice against his rare In the university. The fkculty denies It. The Canadian Pacific road will fpetul Slo.iXw.OOO for road Improvement!. In the Ptovluce of Ontario. The fruit crop of the Fnlted Stales for triO was valued nt J.W.nflo.Mia. The Spanish government will demand that the steamship time between Spain and tho Fnlted States be reduced from IS to 7 days. Home Secretary Churchill of Knglnnd Is ronsideilng the prosecution of Mormon missionaries. Steamship lines report an unprecedented rush of visitors fmm Xew York to th; Wcat Indies. The Pennsylvania railroad will Increase Its enpltal block from Sfxi.fiOO.Oji) to WW, ((, J. The Havana electric rallwnv will sell l6ti,t') of bonds for Improvement!- and ex tensions Wnshliit"ti believes that Senator Pen rose of Penusvlvanla will be the successor ot Senator Aldrlch as Senate leader. Rrown, a greyhound In whoic favor a life Insurance policy of Sl.OVi wan recently tnken out bv his owner, Wllllnni Payne ol Pueblo, Colo., Is dead. Work Is expected to start shortly In South Koston on building of n stenmship terminal and wnrcboues. It is proposed 'c en ct 11 buildings of eight or 10 stories with 5,nii-horsfpovver plant. A 52o,i0"'! loan Is said to hnvo been negotiated by the promoters. Demetiln Maog. a (piarryinar. at Web 'terville, was painfully Injured Monday tij a heavy stone falling upon his left foot. He did not lose consciousness though every toe was i rushed out of shape. The annti.il repn-t of the librarian nt Rutland shows the past year to have been the mot prosperous the llhrary lias had The number of books loaned during the !enr wa 7,W. nn increase of !'S1. The library lias a casli balance on hand of $2t).S3. RECIPROCITY PLEA Canadian Attacks Opponents in House Pronounces Trade Isolation a Reproach. Ottawa. March S Sir Wilfrid I.nrlr the prime mlni.ster nf Canada, made his llrst s-poecyi in the reolprocitj debate yes terday aft. moon. He s-poke for nearly three hours. The gall.ries of ihe House of Commons were crow did. the Countess Grey and oim of li.-r iliu-jhters occupied seats near the speaker's dais. Sir Wilfrid tooK the position that he was simply closing the iiig..metu and do llvering the goods which al! his predeces sors and onnonents had tin mi.lvia fran tically and unsuccessfully endeavored to get. ms speech aroused srent enthusiasm and evoked applause even from the oppo sition bench's. In opening, Sir Wilfrid referred to the erforts being made to manufacture ami icclnroclty sentiment. Looking tow an Clifford Slfton and another member who If ft Ills, party dining the past week and at tacked the reciprocity agreement, he said ' Ceneral (Irani narrates In his memoir, that during tho Ameilean war he wn.s li the army of the Fnlted States a a young nontenant. He was tiding toward the front In company with a friend and all ot a sudden they heard in front of them most untartlilv howling of wolves. His friend asked him how many h thought tluiro were in tho pack, and lie. not vvisl Ing to oxnggerate, said that there must bo nt least 20. Ills friend smiled and sal nothing. In a few minutes thuv came lu sight of the wolves, and there were just two which made that noise." "An objection taken to this agreement.' said he, "is that It will destroy our nat ural lesources. What Is the object of tliese natural resources ?Soll, water, for ests, minerals, hive been given to man by the Creator for the use of man, and all civilized nations have been (.overned acconllngly." QFOTRsJ AXD ANSWERS FOSTF.R. He next (piotcd with (ffect the speeches of Ceorge K. Foster, one of the opposition leaders, showing that, whiwi Mr. Foster wny minister ol' finance he had made numerous unsuccessful pil grimages lo Washington In uuest of h leiiprocllv tlenty. Those quotations wee gleefully received by Sir Wilfrid's Mip porters. Kven the saturnine Mr. Foster grinned. Sir Wilfrid read an extract fiom Hie oilginal contract between the Cana dian Pacific railway and tho Dominion government providing that no railway should nn bum sotilh of the original Caiuulian Pacific line for 20 years nnd then sajd that within six years Clifford Ml ton was active n a tiici fitful move ment to get lines running north nnd south built, and this at tho demand of Winni peg. Sir Wllfild concluded nv follow,-. "Due Ihlng is certain, one thing cannot bt denied, that the relations which have existed between the two countries for tne nut 50 years, especially for the last Sit y,-urs, slill mom for the last 12 yrarb, and which almost came to a crisis a year ago, those relations wve been a blot upon tho civillintion of tho two eoimtiiu. They lutvo amounted practically to a pro clamation of non-commercial IniercoutHo between the two countries ,o fur as hghlutlon could bring that about. "One other thine- enniint be denied Hint at this moment among the tlioiu'htf'i men of the Amerlcnn union the feeling Is Blowing up that the policy which they AUR1ER MAKES M HAVEN BUYS ANOTHER RAILWAY Acquires "Interest" in the Mont pelier & Wells River through Vermont Valley. Purchase Opens Up the Import ant Granite Fields in Center of Slate to tho Boston & Maine System. New Haven, Conn., March 7. 'Tartle. In the interest of tho Vermont Valle;, Railroad company, a corporation of th State of Vet mont, have purchasd tht Interest of the Portwell estate In tht Montpfller & Weill River railroad, thev Karre railroad snd the Barro railway" This announcement was made thlt nfternoon from the ofllces of the Ken Haven railroad here. It Is further stated that ns soon as thi legal preliminaries can be arranged tht properties will become a part ot thi Boston & Maine railroad system. The announcement of this purchase anct Its projected merger with the Koston A Maine discloses a new top taken bv thi New Haven in Its contest against tho flrand Trunk. This newly acquired Una readier from Wells River, Vt . to Mont peller, Vt.. with branches to Rarro nnd to one or two other points, the whole In cluding about CO miles of i oad. The lln was opened in 1ST.1 and of late years, excepting In one vear. has paid five per cent, upon its stok of JW.iyi At Weill Rlvr It connects with the Koston & Maine and it MontpHler with the Cen tral Vermont, which Is leased to th rjrand Tru.nc it is understood to hav been a valuahle feeder to the Grand Trunk system, particularly in connectiot with the Karre quarries. HXTRAXCF. TO GRAXITK FrELD, Koston, March 7. The Sortwell estate possessed a controlling Interest In ail three lines which have Just changed hands. Hitherto the Koton & Maine lines havo had no dliect connection with Mont peller or Karre. Outside of the Mont Teller & Wells River railroad, the Cen'rnl Vermont has had no competition The ac quisition of the three smaller roads will give the Koston .t Maine a direct entrance Into the important granite fields of cen tral Vermont. BOY STARVED TO SKELETON Father Kept I. nil n Prisoner in it Mnuutnln Mtnek. Hackennek, X. J., March . A 12-year-old boy, vvhoe liodv was shrunk by ill nourishment almost to the out'lne of his skeleton, was found stark naked this afternoon In the cold barren attic or an old shack on the Rnmapo mountains, near heie. Five of his toes were gone from the effects of freezing and he snatched, at food like a llttlo beast. The case was discovered by agontf ot the Rergen County Children's eo cloty, who caused the arrest of th body's father, William Jennings. He was committed to Jail, charged with keping the lad a prisoner In the at tic of his mountain sshack where, it keep him alive, keep hi m alive. When arraigned In court the father solcj thnt he would kill tho man wbo startec( tho tro-uble. "The boy is mine. Why don' the people mind their own business." The boy was brought to the Hacken. seek hospital to-night, whero amputatloi ot both legs will probably be necessary. have pursued toward us for th last M years has been wrong, that it has been injurious to themselves as well ns to us, that it Is selfish and narrow, and they are prepated to retrace their steps anil to et ;r with us into a mutually pro fitable commercial Intercourse. Xow when they retch that stage It Is Inconceivable that we should be told that this retro Kliide policy long followed by the l'nited States and which they are now on the vh of abandoning should become the Canidtan policy, and that wh should fol low a policy of non-commercial inter course with them. F, S. AGA1XST AJS'NEXATIOX "Once upon n time the conviction of evety American eltlzn was that the Canadian confederation should become a part of the American union. Recent events have shown that there are stl'l men in tho United States wbo harbor that hope, but thete are also men whe are beginning to perceive that th. ropublne, ult hough its career has been glorious, has yet many questions to solve and manv dangers to face, and many of them nto beginning to recoBiii7.e that the solu tion of their difficult problems would be suiloiisly complicated, perhaps fatally lip paired, If in the teriltory of the rejii.bio was to be Included another territory ns large as their own. with a people not yet iu numerous, but destined to be as rumer ous ns their own, with problems cf their own alo to solve. "If my voice could be heaid that far, I would sjy to my American friends; 'There may be a spectacle perhaps nonler yet than the spectacle of a united i jii tlncnt, a spectacle which would astound Hie world by Its novelty and nraude-ir. the spectacle of two peoples living sido hv side for n distance of four thousand miles, a line which Is hardly visible In quartern, with not a cannon, with not n gun frowning across, with not n fort less on either side, with no nrmttme,nl one against the other, but living In liar, tnony lu mutual confidence and with n other rivalry than a generous emula tion In cnmuiarcu and the arts of peace 1 To the Canadian people would s.tj that It It Is possible for us to obtain such relations between these two young and growing nations Canada would have ren dered to old Hngland, tho mother of na ions, nny, to tho whole DrltUh emplio, A ecrvlen uncniallofl In Its far reachlr tonsequences, '