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TIIE VERMONT PHGENIX, BRATTLEBOKO, ERIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1904.
IN OUR OWN STATE WILL CONTINUE INVESTIQATION. Gov. Bell Hns Appolnted Commlttee to Act wlth Attorney Qcneral Fltts In ln spectlng State Instltutlons. In nceordiincc wlth n joint rcsoltitlon ,i1ditc(1 by tlio Vermont lcRlslnture nt rcpcnt scsslon, Qov. Chnrles J. Ucll on s itunlay ujipolntcil ns n commlttco to Minlmip ttio lnvestlBntlon of stnto lnstl tu i.ins, bcKiin by n jolnt leglslntlvo com mitttc. Nntlmn O. Wllllnins of Hellows K.ills. Ilcrbert P. Hrlghnm of Hnkerstleld ,,,cl Chnrles H. A. Stnfford of Morrisville. Mr HrlRhnm Ir a Dcmocrnt. Thls com mlttee wlll work wlth Attorney-aenerul t'tirke C, Fltts of Hrnttleboro. Mr. Wll ll.mis Is presldcnt nnd trensurer of tho innont Knrm Mnchlnc Company of Bel l.ms Knlls wlth whlch conccrn ho 1ms been . ..imectcil 27 yenrs. He la a. nntlvo of t omfiet. JIo la tleeply Interested ln tlio iff.ilr.i of the CoiiBrogntlonnl church nnd tt . olocted judgo ndvocato gonornl by tlio mislnturc thls yrar. Mr. llrlglinm ls n wubly' known lawycr. IIo rcprcsontcd Bakersfield In tho leglslnturo in 1S82 and ivs4. wns Unlted States consul nt Stnn lirldRe, Qucbec, from 1885 to 1S80, and was li, nocrntlc candldnto for Bovernor In 1SD0 ,uilnst Carroll S. Pnge, who, nfter elec tt.m. appolnted hlm cblef of stnft. Mr. si iffonl Is ln tho rcal estato and loan bu-mess. Ite was Morrlstown's repre--.ntativo ln 1902. Tlic oommltteo orgnnlzed nt Montpelier Ttu-day by olectlng Mr. Wllllnms chnlr in in. nnd Mr. Stnfford secretnry. Gov. 1'. 11 nnd Attorney Genernl Fltts hnd a .onferenco wlth tho commlttco. Mr. Fltts l.tletl tbnt tho flrst henrhiB of tho com mlttee would bo held nt tho stnto house J.iii 10 nnd thnt tho Insnno nsvlum nt Waterbury would bo the tlrst Instltutlon lsitcd. Ho snld thnt ns the lnw placed ,t upon tho nttorney Bcncral to produco cIdcnce benrlng on tho mnnngemcnt of the stnto Instltutlons under lnvestlBntlon md present such ovldenco to tho commlt tee, he deslred to hear from any cltlzcn of the, stato hnvlns nny suggestlons or ln formnilon nbout tho mnnnBement of nny Mnte Instltutlon. All rccommendntlons wlll recelvo nttentlon. The henrliiBs, he snys, wlll be fair both to tho state nnd tho instltutlons. SHOT WIFE, KILLED HIMSELF. Woman's Arm Was Shattered But She Wlll Recover Another Tragedy In Ben nington. Frank Bnlley, nlso known ns Frnnk 1'oor, wounded bls wife lnto Tucsdny nlsht ln nn nttempt to klll her, nnd soon nfter commltted sulclde. IIo hnd soveral tlmes threntened to klll bls wlfe nnd last sum mer he made nn unsuecessful nttempt to klll hlmself. Bnlley was nbout 2C yenrs. old nnd hnd n wlfe nnd ono chlld. He fre quently aunrreled wlth her nnd she flnally left hlm and returned to llvo wlth her parents. Wlth her chlld Mrs. Balley nt tended n performnnce nt I-ibrnry hall. On her wny homo lnto she met her hus band, who nccompanled her to the door of tho house. He proposed to bo in, but she tnslsted that ho should not, thnt her fnther would not allow hlm In tho house. After nn nltcrcatlon of some min utes he suddenly drew n revolver nnd llrcd two shots. She ralsed her hnnds ln stlnctlvely nnd one bullet struck her llRht wrlst, shntterins both bones. The woman screamcd and rushed lnto tlio house. Balley went nwny nnd carly Wed nesday mornlnpr hls body was found on the lnwn of Grnnt Harbour's homo on Illllsldo strcet. IIo lny on hls bnck wlth a Baplns wound ln hls forehend. On hia brenst wns n revolver wlth three barrels empty. He had been dend four or flve hours. Balley's mother nnd slster llvo ln North Adnms. Mrs. Balley Is tn little dnnger unlcss blood polsonlns develops. Slie ls overcomo by the shock. Answer Charges Agalnst State Instltu tlons. The bonrd of dlrectors of the stnte prison, Windsor, nnd tho house of cor rectlon, Butlnnd, comprlslnR John W. Woodfln of Rutlnnd, A. E. Cudworth of South Londonderry nnd Fred B. Pier of Jnmnlcn, th5 newly nppointed member, who succeeds Mnrsh O. Perklna of Wlnd-, sor, met nt the house of correctlon Thurs day and orgsinlzed as follows: Chalrman, John N. Woodfln; sccretary, A. E. Cud worth. Mr. Woodfln and Mr. Cudworth have wrltten nn open letter to Gov. Bell ln whlch they nnswer tho charge mado ln tho report of the leBlslatlve lnvestlBntlon commlttee. In the letter, whlch la of erent lensth, tho dlrectors charge unfnirness on the pnrt of the commlttee. They claim thnt the casual reading of the report leaves tho lmpresslon that Bross irregu larltlcs hnvo existed tn tho management of the stato prison and house of correct lon for years nnd that one is inevitably led to the conclusion thnt hardly an hon est man durlng that perlod has been con necteil with elther Instltutlon. Tho dlrectors say that n closer nnnlysls nf thn rennrt. bowever. uoes not snow facts thnt sustnln the commlttee. Such nnnlysls on the contrary shows thnt thcro little In the renort except inslnu- atlons' nnd clevcr uso of lansunge whlch deceivcs rnther than enllghtena tne renu i.p. A rntiort thnt mnde such harsh re eommendationa ns tho one in qucstlon should be clear, deflnite and preciso ns to facts found. Kneh nhnree nnd inslnuntlon in tho com mlttee's report Is nnswcred by the dlrec tors, who uphold the prison ofllclals nnd claim thnt both Instltutlons have been mniintri.il In n. buslness-llko manner. In conclusion they say, "Wo aro willlng to stand on the record whlch has been made nnd to be judged by tho resuits nccom pllshed." Vermonters In the Consular Servlce, A review of the consulato servlce shows that Vermont is not only well represented, l.ift tliot unvnrnl nntlves of thls StatO re- celved appolntments from other parts of the Unlon. John u. i-osier oi ukiu, . consul genernl at Ottnwa, with a salary of $1000 a yenr and more nan iuuu m fees. Gen. Wllliam W. Henry of Bur lington, who ls consul generai ui yucuti., imo mhn, r.r t.innn wlth 1700 fees Jnines A. Smith, nnother Vermonter, ls at tho head of the consulato in ukhui,,, itnii. ,..i,,.rn i,n linsi .1 $2000 salary nnd $1000 In fees. Charlea M. Wood, vice nnd deputy consul generai at Itome, hns been In tho servlce since isio, u" telves n snlnry of $1200 a year. A. E Cnrlton of Rutland is consul nt Almeri Spaln, and hls stipend, wlth fees, ex ceeds $1000. Frank C. Dennlson of Fltts c,...i ,..), i nir,onl nt Wnndstock. On' tarlo, hns a $1500 salnry and nbout $100 in fees. Franklin D. Hnle, ox-stato nu dltor, now holds a post at Coatlcook, f-i,,ni. n ii;nn enlnrv nnd fees. lienjamln F. Butterfleld ls government iiBcnt nt Stnnstend. QueDec, nnu i. l!,ra.n fina n clrYitlni nnsltlon nt I-.lnC' boro, Quebec. Charles M. Eastmnn is tho iiKnit nt- Wntcrloo, yueuec. ju lett. mlnlster to rannmn, who draws a vl.,i. in nnn to tnnu'n ns a VCrmont- ir, hut hls nppolntment ls crcdited to oregon, In whlch stato he Is a legal res itlent John C. Cnldwcll, tho consul nt San Joso, Costa Itlcn, cnmo oriBinnlly f'om Vermont, but is a resldent of Knn--if. nnd John B. Rlchnrdson, consul nt ' tllla, Hondruas, is nlso rrom ivm.u n i.ni.i nnnolntments .(iiwijk uiui: iyi,i - nd who went from thls stato. are Lf'..r1nnK "Hllngham, brother of Senator pillliie i an, consul generai at Aucklnnd, New .... . . neA w li ffeS. .nnmi, wnose saiary is -jvu, ' ad whoso homo is In Cnllfornin. I Kdwln Dudley, consul nt viincouu- , " , was nppointed rrom jMassacnuon. PetrlfioH Mnn Was Made of Cement. The petrifled man dlscovered ln the Ullage of Washington a few months aeo nml hcrnlded ns n wonderful rellc of tho uZu ??es WIJ8 n fnkCl 1,rof- Chnrles II. Hlchnrdson of the depnrtment of mlnernl S5,""!1. Kool.Ky f Uartmouth colleRo declnros the rellc to bo mndo of I'ortlnnd cement, ns shown by n chcmlcnl nnnlysls. ! rnftmentP i of tho fnee show plno shavliiRs fut from Ilnlshed lumber, nlso fraBments or nsli , presumahly from tho stnves of Imrrels i, whlch tho cement wns stored. tlio surfnee of tho body presented mnny wnrty protubernnces, porfeetly nnttirnl to Iong Intcrmeht, nnd showliiB tho per pctrntor of the fnko to bo a man of cdu cnuon, riicse protuberauces wcrc, how evcr 1 ko the rcst of the body, mndo of cement. tho body wns mndo ln sectlons, evldently by cnsthiB. modellliiR nnd sculp tiuliiB. The nuthor of tho hoax ls not known. but It ls cvldent thnt tho mnn t iu "t ""' 1,10 bmly wn" th0 0110 who Northfield Man Has Invented New Flre- prooflng Materlal. xtKi;w,cI,' slckcls- n drnuRhtsmnn nt Northfield, recently exhlblted n sH!clmen or a new flreproollnR mnterlal of whlch Ho 1h presuniabty the Inventor. lt Is elnlmed by Mr. Klckols that thls prepar ntloii wlll not lujure the flnest mnterlal or fnbrlc. A lnco riirtaln wns trcated wlth the ptepnrntion nnd onlv chnrred when held In n stronR blnze sevcrnl mln tites. It was imposslblo to mako tho cur tnln blaze. Among the clnlms mndo ns to Its vnlue Is ono thnt dry Roods treated wlth It wlll pnss thiouRh flre little dam nRtd, whlle tho bnxes burn In whlch they nro contnlned. Goods treated wlth It wlll reninln exempt from llie for mnny months. biekels Is sald to hnvc n contrnet to treat tho scenery, costumes nnd Inllnmmnble mnterlnl ln ono of the larRe thentcrs ln New York clly, whcrc he ls stnylriR nt present. Shot by a Drunken Man. Joseph Kvnns. n newsdenler, wns shot In the leR nt BennliiRton Tucsdny nlRht by Jnmes .. McGurk, n denler In sport Iiir Roods, nmmunltion nnd nlso n barber. Kvnns Is n son-ln-law of McGurk and the two comluct thclr busluess In tho snme store. McGurk had been drlnkliiR henv ily the past severnl days nnd In order to qulet hlm Evans borrowed nn empty re volver wlth whlch he is sald to have np pronched McGurk. The lattei wns not dnunted by the slRht or n Bim nnd pro ceedcd to pull n londed 32-cnllbro revol ver on hls son-ln-lnw. He plnccd n bul let ln Evans's Icr mldway betwecn tlio khce nnd hlp. The wound thoiiRh n se rlous one wlll not have fntnl endlnu un less blood noisonlntr sets ln Mpfiniii u.nu arrested and plnccd In jall. Appolntments by the Governor. Gov. Chnrles J. Bell hns nmiolnted the followlng mcnibers of the stnte bonrd of medlcal reRlstratlon: Ur. W. Scott Nny of Underhill, for a term of slx years, Dr. F. II. Godfrey or Chclsen slx years, Dr. E. B. Whltaker or Barre Tour yenrs, Dr. J. F. Hill or Bellows Knlls rour yenrs, Dr. Snm Spnrhawk or Burlington two ycars, Dr. Henry Jnnes or Wntcrbury two yenra nnd Dr. A. E. Cnrlln ot Barton Inndlng. two yenrs. On nccount or 111 henlth. Dr. U. W. llubbnrd or Lyndon has reslsned ns n member or the state tuberculosls commlsslop and the govern or has nppointed Dr. S. E. Darllng or iinruwicK to llll the vncnncy. Drunken Man Shot at West Danville. George Danlcls Is ln the county jall nt St. Johnsbury, hnvltiB hecrf nrrested nt West Danville ror shootlng Charles Shaw. The kitter came to Mrs. Ilarvey liadger s house Intoxleatcd nnd Dnnlels, who works ror Mrs. Ilndger, ordered hlm out. Shnw went out nnd cnme bnck wlth an iron bnr nnd Dnnlels shot ln seir de- rense, cmptylng both Imrrels In Shnw's lcgs. Shnw Is nt Brlghtlook hospltnl in St. Johnsbury' nnd wlll probably recover. Amerlcan House Burned at Richford, Loss $25,000. A flre whlch stnrted shortly beroro mldnlght Sundny gutted the Hotel Amer- can owned by J. S. Kellcy, causlng a dnmagc cstimnted nt $25,000; pnrtlnlly ln- sured. The tlames broke out on the tloor nbove the kltchen and were probably due to an overheated stov. Sawdust, wlth whlch the wnlls were fllled. cnuscd the flre to sprend rnpldly through the build ing, nnd the roor or the structure soon wns ablaze. Drawn Around a Shaft and Kllled. Carl Westhorn, 23, dled at hls brother's In Enst Rlchrord, Wednesdny ns the re- sult or Injurles recelved Tuesday nt the box shop oT llaker & Sons. He wns lac ing a belt, in whlch ho beeame entangled, and was drawn around the shnft, whlch wns mnking nbout 100 revolutlons n mln ute. Ilis scalp wns nenrly torn off, both lcgs were broken nnd he wns bndly bruls ed. Pardoned by Gov. Bell. Everctt A. Morse or Cnlnls, sentenced ln Aprll to serve three yenrs, tho maxi mum penalty ln the stnte prison In Wind sor for forgcry, recelved ns hls Chrlstmas present a pardon rrom Gov. Bell, nnd wlll be released next bat- urday. He slgned the nnmes of hls rather nnd uncle to n note on whlch he borrowed $000 to buy n stage route. Tho money was pnld back. Cnrter L. Beers. 61, of Bristol wns chok- cd to doath Tucsdny, a plece of orniige whlch he wns enthiR IndglnK in hls throat. He formerly llved ln Monkton, moving rrom thnt town four yenrs ago. Ho leaves a wlfe. Mr. nnd Mis. Nevell Ellsworth and son or Morristown have been dnngerously 111 rrom arsenlcal poisonlnB- It is thought the polson came rrom parls green sprlnk led upon gooseljorries whlch wcrc can- ncd nnd enten by tho rnmliy. For Sfrenuous Life it is necessary to have your system in good working order to havean energy born of perfect health and strength it is imperative that each i organ i be kept in free action, and BEECHAM S PILLS are foremost of the few things that will do it For Acfive Brains your liver must be right, yourst9mach in a healthy condition and your kidneys properly performing their peculiar functions, or your body wonU stand the strain and your bratn won t be active. If you would liave a clear head and keen perception, get a box of BEECHAM'S PILLS, use tliem and see how mucli more alive you will be. For Perfect Health over the world, and, mark you, the most perfect specimens of manhood, womanhood and childhood are the users of BEECHAM'S PILLS Sold Evorywhoro In Boxos, 10c. and 26c. NEWS IN BRIEF. 38 Soldlers Massacred by Natlves In Samar, Tho I'ulnjnncs hnvo nmbushcd nnd klll ed nt Dolorcs, on tho Island of Hamar, a lleutennnt niul 37 enllsled men of tho 3Stli compnny of nntlvo scnuts. Two thnusnnd I'ulnjanes, It Is reported, thrcaton tho town of Dolores, nnd the sltuntlon ls snld to bo crltlcnl, Lleut. Abbott In commnnd of the scouts hns rciiucstcd thnt nld bo scnt hlm. Tho mnssncre reported Is tho thlrd Im portnnt slroltc nRiilnst tho tlnltcd Stut-s by the Snmnr nntlvcs, who hnvo been tho most stubbon opponcnts of Amerlcnn con trol of tho Phlllpplncs. At CntuhlR, ln northern Snmnr, 31 nicn of Compnny H. Forty-Thlrd Voluntcers. wcre nttncked, Aprll 1C, 1000, by 1100 InsurRents. They fotiRht untll relleved, on Aprll 20; they los 13 kllled and flve wounded. On Sept. 20, 1000, Company C, Nlnth lnfnntry, wns surprlscd nt HnlntiRlR.a whlle nt brcnkfnst, nnd 10 ollleers nml men wcrc kllled. Mnjor Wnlker of the mnrlno corps mndo n march ncross tho Island tho No vember followltiB. hls expedltlon nenrly perlshliiR from stnrvntlon. Gen. Smlth's "flre nnd sword" order, whlch rnlsed such IndlRnntlon in the ITulted Stntes, npplled to Pnmnr, nnd It wns Samar thnt furulsh ed the "wnter curc" court martlals. Gov. WrlRht and CommlsRloner Forbes, who completed u tour of the lslnnds early thls month, reported thnt the I'ulnjanes were stlll nctlve, and tho only InsurRcnt forces In tho lslnnds. Autocracy Stlll Supreme In Russla. Some mensure or rerorm Is promlned by tho cznr ln bls ukaso Issncd Monday, Just how mtich cnnnot be known untll the seheme has been drawn up and passed up on by the councll or mlnlstcrs. Certnlu It'ls thnt the nutocrncy Is to be preserved. There Is no suggestlon thnt n pnrllment wlll be nllowed, nnd Russla probably Is not rendy rr such n radlcal stcp. Follow lng the uknsc or the cmperor tho rov ernment Issued n wninlnB to the peo ple aKalnst dlscusslng (uestlnns or genernl Rnvernment. They are told to conflno thetnselves to the limltatlons plnccd upon them by exlstlng laws. Accordlng to ptcss reports, the Japnn ese mndc n desperate nssault on the north ern derenees or I'ort Arthur on Dec. 22, but wero rcpulscd wlth conslderalo loss. t Is slRnlflcnnt thnt tho correspondents ot the IiOiidon papers who have so otten nssumed to flx the dnte or tho fnll or tho rortress, now stnte that I'ort Arthur hns the strength or slx Sevnstopols, nnd de precnte ns oversniiBiilnc the Iden of Its enrly fnll. Officlal Votc in the Presldentlal Electlon. The olllclnl canvnss of the votes east Nov. S for presldentlal electors hns been completed. Tho total vote In 15 states was 13,508,100, aRnlnst 13,96S,S74 ln 1900 n dccrense or 100,078. The bnllots were dlvlded as follows: Roosevclt, Republlcan, 7,207,732; rarkcr, Democrat, C,OSO,051; Debs, Soclnllst, 1,100,070; Swnllow, pro hlhltlonlst, 2C0.303; Wntson, I'eople's, 111 C37: Corregan. S(x-lallst Inbor, 33,453; Holcomb. Contlnentnl I.nbor, S30. Roose vclt recelved over nll 1.74G.7CS nnd over Parker 2.547.578. In 1900 McKlnley had 407,0)0 more than nll other candldatcs, nnd S59.9S1 more than Bryan. Tho Vote for Roosovelt wns 409.S22 more thnn for Mc Klnley, whlle thnt for I'nrkcr was 1.277 772 less than for Hrynn. The olllclnl vote In Vermont wns ns follows: Roose velt, 4B.6S2; I'urker, 9777; Swnllow, 792; Debs, S59. Two cnses of ycllow fever In n mlld rorm were dlscovered recently near San tlaBO, Cuba. Ono man who wns 111 wns nn Amerlcnn nnd the other n Spanlard, both recent nrrlvals. Two lce boats whlch were travellnR nt Brent speed berore a 30-mlIe nn liour breeze colllded Sundny on Onondnga lake, nenr Syrncuse, N. Y., nnd the flve oc cupnnts In each crnrt were thrown hlgh lnto tho nlr. Three were kllled by hnv InR thelr skulls rrncturcd when they struck the lce. nnd tho others were se rlously Injured. Secretnry Hny, In a note to tho powcrs. sald that the nttltude or Russln neces sltnted n postponement or the proposed sccond Hngue conrercnce, tho progrnm ror whlch, he suggestcd, should bo ror mulnted by nn IntcrchnnRO of vlews ef recteil throuRh the Internutlonnl burenu under tho control ot tho permancnt nd mlnlstratlve councll ot Tho llague. The Pennsylvanla Rallroad company ls prepnred to spend $30,000,000 In tho con structlon or n new rnllwny stntlon ln ChlcnBO. Twenty mllllona or thls sum wlll be used in ncuuirlng lnnd ndjoln lng the present unlon stntlon, nnd $10, 000,000 wlll be spent In bulldlngs. Tlans nnd speclflcntlons ror nn elnborato group or structures devoted to rnllwny pur poses have been completed. The traln known as the governor's traln on tho Boston & Alnny rallroad was wrecked Monday mornlng betwecn SprlnB fleld nnd Westfield, Mnss., by n colllslon wlth n hog trnln. Tho enplno went dnwn n steep emhankment nnd wns demolished. EnRlneer Merrltt wns serlously Injured nnd Flrcmnn Wheclcr hurt. The passen gers escaped wlthout scrlous Injurles. Mnny hogs wero kllled nnd some wero roasted In tho WTecknge. A portlon or tho Arcndla I'owdcr com pany's works nt Wnverly, ten mllea from Halifax, N. S., Dlew up Monuny mornlng nnd tho concussion shook tho country nnd broke windows ror 20 miles around. For tunntely no one wns kllled or even se rlously Injured, nlthough nbout 20 or tho employes, who hnd scnrccly left tho buildlng whlch wns demolished, were thrown to tho ground nnd stunned. Sloux City, Iown, nwoko tho day bcforo Chrlstmns wlth two nr Its best buslness blocks in nsbes, cnuslng n loss whlch mny rcnch $2,500,000, throwlng hundreds out or employment nnd cntnlllng tho loss or ono llre. The flro orlginated ln the bnse- ment ot the Pcllcticr Dry Goods compa nv's buildinB 'on Fourth nnd JacksVm streets, ono or tho rnaln corners or the clty. A strong wind wns blowlng rrom tho west nnd tho flro sprcad rapldly, A man was kllled by Jumplng from a fourth story wlndow. Mnny pathetlc stories wero reported from New York city Chrlstmas day. A neatly dressed young woman about 27 ycars old wns found nenr a bench nt Rlversido drlvo nearly covered by the driftlng snow. She dled from starvatlon and exposure whlle belng tnken to tho hospltnl. Jeannetto JlcCoy, nlno ycars old, dled from dlphthcrla nfter nn Ulncss of n few hours, Her rnther wns slck nnd sho hnd been cnrlnB ror her younger brothers nnd slsters whlle her mother sup ported tho famlly by washlng. The doe tors sny sho had stnrvcd herself to denth In hcr endcavors to keep the other rour chlldren allve. GcorBO Sasson wns nt tncked on tho street In Brooklyn by threo men, ono or whom knocked hlm down wlth a baso ball bat, frncturlng hls skull. The footpnds wero rrightened nwny whlle nttemptlng to rob tho mnn. Two other men In Brooklyn wero beaton by hlBh wnymen nnd robbed or $100. Otto I'rcssprlch, who was under ball or $S00 on tho Indlctmeut charglng hlm wlth obtalnlng money under falso protences from fnrmers In Pownnl, whero ho had chnrgo of tho crenmery, hns settled nll tho claims agnlnst hlm nnd tho cnso wbl be dlscoutlnued. Tho crenmery wlll bo put ln operntlon by tho orlglnnl owners nud stockholdcrs. Chnrles Nnsh of Hubbardton waa pre pnrlng to go to bed Saturday nlght when the chlmney fell wltli a crnsh lnto tho room upstnlrs occuplcd by hls two Brandchlldrcn. Mr. Nnsh found tho entlre uppcr part of tho houso In llamcs and ho had barely tlmo to sclze tho two chlldren and carry them out door, Tho house was soon destroycd by the flre. The loss excecds $1000. NORTHERN COUNTY T0WNS. CAMBRIDQEPORT. Mlss Helcna Clnrk spent Chrlstmas nt homo. Mrs. Cnrrlo I'ortcr Wnrren of Kecne wns wlth the Mlsses Dlmond Wednesdny. Henry ltrosnnhnn nnd llnrry Whnlen are ln Bellows Fnlls to remnlu durlnB thclr vncntlon. Mr. nnd Mrs. Frnnk llnlo's bnby, whlch hns been 111 with pnuumnnln, Is consld cred out of dnnger. Mrs. M. IX Uolster of West llrooklleld, Mnss., is stnylng u shot tlmo nt her slstor's, Mrs. A. A. Wymun's. Tho W. C. T. U. wlll mcct wlth Mrs. Jenklns Thursdny nfternoon, Jan. G. Tho toplc wlll bo stnte nnd nntlonul convcn tlous, Tho monthly nicetlng of tho mlsslon nry soclety hns been pnstponed untll next week. It wlll bo held wlth Mrs. S. 1'. Cushlng. Tho Chrlstmns excrclses on Mondny evclilng were enjoyed by n good uudlonce. Tho dlstrlbutlou ot pres6nts followcd from trces well lnden wlth useful nnd ornnmcn tnl girts. GRAFTON. Homcr Nourse of Saxtons Rlver rpcnt Cliilstmna wlth hls couslns, tho Pnlmcr fuinlly. Adln M. Wrlsht or Chlcng" was wlth hls mOther, Mrs. M. W. Wiight, over Chrlstmas. Wlll Wntrous ls spelulliiB n week nt homo rrom Schuylervllle, N. Y., whero ho Is employed ln a box fnctory. I'lof. C. II. Cnmbridfie nr New Salem was bere a few days lecontly, golng to l'eacham Tuesday. I'-iurldge and Kdwin Culver nnd I-ynn I-awrenco mo nt homo fiom l.eland & Grny somlnary, nnd Cnrlton l'nrk Irom Easthnnipton, for tho Chrlstmns vncn tlon. SAXTONS RIVER. Mr. nnd Mrs. Wlll Marvln returned Frl dny .rrom Townshend. Hnzel Gnle la spendlnB n 'few days wlth frlends ln Bellows Fnlls. Fred Voodsvlslted lils brother in Claie mont the llrst of the week. Thonins Kelley or Ludlow spent Christ mns nt Wllliam CouBhlln's. Col A, A. llall nnd son of St. Albnns nre visltlng rclatlvcs ln town. Mr. nnd Mrs. Jothnm Whltcomb nre spendlng two wceks in Chester. Mnry Adnms ot Brattleboro wns nt Mrs. I.tzzle Severance's last Saturday. Martln Flsher nnd fnmily of Grnfton were nt John Wnlsh's for Chrlstmns. Mlss Carrlo Holt Is at home from Wellesley college, whero she Is a teacher. Frank Holden, who has flnlshcd work for F. C. Rand, will work for Wnrner Townsend. Mlss Cnrrle hocke ls nt homu from Cornlng, N. Y., whcrc she ls n tencher In tho school. rho Oild Fellows and the Rebeknhs wlll hold n jolnt Instnllatlon of otllcers ln Odd Fellows" hall next Tuesday evening. Mrs. Klsle Pago came from Brattleboro Saturday to spend Chrlstmas wlth hcr dniiRhter, Thelmn, who bonrds wlth Mrs. Fred Wootfs. Tho Sundny school of the Congregn tlonnl church hnd n Chrlstmas tree Sat urday evening nnd n concert Sundny even ing. Tho Bnptlst Sunday school hnd a tree Snturdny evening when n llno pro gnini,' largcly or recltatlons and muslcal selectlons, were carrled out. WESTMINSTER. Mlss Bcssle I.ench Is Improvlng ! henlth. Rlchnrd Wlllard or Boston wns n guest or hls parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. Henry Wll laid, over Christmns. G. C. Cox went Mondny to the hospltnl in Keeno ror medleal treatemnt. Hls case is consldered crltlcnl. Mrs. Hnttle Wnlker or Boston nnd Mlss Gmce Darling or Adnms, Mnss., nre spend lng the week wlth thelr slster, Mlss Mnry Darling, at the pnrsonnge. Henry Fnrwell hns bought n house on Spruco street In Hrnttleboro rrom G. W. I'ierce and wlll move hls Tamlly there the comlng summor. Mr. Fnrwell Is n Bood cltlzcn, nnd has nn interestinR fnmily, whom we shnll regret to hnvo leave our vlllage. A large number were present Tuesday evening to cnjoy the muslcal nt Mrs. J. F. Wnrd's. Mlss Edna Wright gavo sev crnl selectlons ln a chnrmlng mnnner. Our locnl muslclnns were much enjoyed in thelr rendltions. Mr. Smith of Win chestcr won grent npplause by hls comlc songs. The vlolin selectlons by Mlss Katherlne Wnre or Brattleboro, nccom panled by her slster, Mlss FJIcn Wnre, nt the pinno, wero or n hlgh order nnd grent ly npprceiatcd. WESTMINSTER WEST. Mrs. Curtls Roblnson ot Springfleld, Mnss., wns nt J. O. Smlth's Sunday. llarlun Goodhue nnd famlly were in Brattleboro from Saturday untll Mondny, visltlng at A. F. Schwcnk's. The nnnunl church meetlng for the elec tlon of olliccrs wlll bo held in the church vestry Snturdny, Dec. 31, nt 11 o'clock. Dlnner wlll be served nt noon. Hnrry Cnmpbell, who hns been with hls uncle, C. H. Cnmpbell, ln Grent Fnlls, Mont., nenrly elght yenrs, ls nt homo for n vlslt. He wlll rcmaln here several wecks. Mlss Iloot, the nurse who has been car Ing for II. P. Dlnsmore, hns returned to the hospltnl In Clnremont. Mrs. Darllng of SpriiiRflcld, Mass., Is nt Mr, Dlnsmore's nt present. At tlio electlon or otllcers ln the Sunday school last Sunday Wnlter Buxton wns chosen superlntendent, Alico Goodell ns slstnnt superlntendent nnd Mrs. E. C. Flsher secretnry nnd trensurer. Tho mnny frlends of Mlss Abblo Wcll mnn. who is nttendlng Cnrlton college ln Northfield, Minn., wlll lie glnd to know that sho Is recoverlnK rapldly from an opcratlon for appendlcltls, whlch was performed ln n hospltal ln St. Paul re cently. Tho Chrlstmas entertnlnmcnt held nt tho town hnll Snturdny evening wns much enjoyed. The recltntlons by tho chlldren wero espeelnlly good. DurlnB the dlnlogue betwecn Ollvo Hnll nnd I-ouls Hitchcock Snntn Clnus nppenred, comlnB down tho chlmney, much to the dellght of tho chll dren. Ho remnlned durlng tho evening, helplng to dlstributo the glfts rrom tho tree. Among thoso who hnvo been nt home ror tho holldnys nro Mlsses Mny nnd Mnud Goodell ot Orange, Mlss Nellle Cuttlng or Hnmilton, Mnss., C. W. Powers of Wor cester Polytechnlc lnstltute, George Cnmp bell of Brown unlverslty, Miss Bertha Mlllor ot tho Boston Art school, J. O. Coddlng rrom Rochester, ltnlph Harlow and I.lzzlo Rnnney rrom Hrnttleboro hlgh school nnd Uesllo Rnnney rrom Keeno Buslness college. OA8TOHIA. Bears tho 1,19 m HavB Wm),S D Elsrr Zmz OASTORIA, Bears the 1 You Have Alirays BougM Blgnr (Z0E& Bean the Kind You Have Always Bough QUEER QEOQRAPHIES. Some of the Earllest Used tn Amerlcan Schools. For a scoro of yenrs ntter geogrnphles hegnn to bo introduscd lnto tho schools of Aincrlcn, snys Cllfton Johnson, In "Tho New EiiBlnnd Mngazlnc," they depended Inrgely on tho uso of n globo to mako clenr tho dlvlslons of the cnrth. It wns not lons, howovor, bcforo nenrly every hook wns nccompanled by nn ntlns, nnd thls contlnued customnry to nbout 1850. Jedldlnh Morso wns the plonccr nmong Amerlcnn nuthors of school BooBrnphles. Tho enrllcst rlvnl to contcst tho flcld wlth Morso's books wns n smnll volume of questlons nnd nnswers compllcd by Nn thnulcl Dwlglit, nnd publlshed nt llnrt ford In 1793. Bclow nro some of tho cu ilous blts of Informntlon tho volumo 1m pnrts: Q. Whnt nro the Russlnn funcrnl ccr emonles7 A. They nre sliiRUlnr Tho prlest Iirnys, nnd sprlnkles tho corpso for clght or ten dnys; lt Is then burled wlth n pass port to henvcn, slgned by tho blshop nnd nnother clerBJ'mcn, whlch Is put betwecn tho finBcrs ot tho dcceused, nnd then tho peoplo return to tho house whenco they went, nnd drown thelr sorrow In Intoxl catlon. Thls they commonly do ror nbout rorty dnys, durlng whlch tlme tho prlest snys prayers over the grave. Q. Aro they any lakes ln Scotlnnd? A. Theio nro mnny; but two nro vcry rcmnrknble. Ono nenr Lochncss ls on tho top ot n hill nlmost two miles hlgh. Thls lnko is smnll, but It hns nover been sound ed, nor docs lt ever rrecze. About sev euteen mllcs dlstnnt Is nnother lnko whlch ls Trozcn nll tho year. Q. Whnt nre the persons nnd cbnr ncters nt tho Scots? A. They nro generally lenn, rnw-boned, nnd hnve hlgh cheek bones, whlch Is a chnrnctorlstlc.il fcnture. , Q. Whnt nre tho tllvcrslons of tho Scots? A. They nre all of the vlgorous athletlc klnd; such ns danclng, Rolf" nnd curlinR. The Boir ls n speclcs of hnll plnylns per formed with n bat nnd n hnll, tho ex trcmity of the bat behiB londed wlth lead, nnd the pnrly whlch strlkes the hnll wlth fowest strokes lnto n holo prepnred ror tho purposo wlns tho game. Q. Whnt nre tho customs nnd dlver slons or the Irlsh? A. There nro a row customs exlstlng In Irelnnd pequllnr to thls country. Theso nre thelr funcrnl howlings nnd prcsenting thelr corpses in the streets to exclto tho chnrlty of strniiRcrs, thelr convlvlal meetlngs on Sunday, nnd dnnelng to bag plpcs, whlch nre usunlly nttcnded wlth qunrrclllns. Q. Whnt curlosltles nre thcro In France? A. A lountnln near Grenoble cmlts a II n mo whlch wlll burn pnper, straw, ctc, but wlll not burn gun powder. Wlthln nbout elfiht lcagucs of the snme place Is an lnaccesslblo mountnln In the rorm of a pyrnmld reverscd. Q. Whnt curlosltles nre there In Portugal? A. There nro Inkes lnto whlch n stone bclng cnst cnuscs a rumbllng llko the nolse of nn enrthqunke. Q. Whnt do you obscrvo of the Inhab Itnnts of Gulncn? A. They nre chlelly pngans nnd Idol ntcrs. In Eyo, whcre tho people nre gov erned by n klng who not nbsolutc, when they nro tlred of hlm, n deputntion wnlts nn hlm nnd Informs hlm thnt lt ls fa tlBUing for hlm to bear tho burden of government any longer, advlsing hlm to tnke a little rcst. He thanks them nnd retlres to hls npnrtment ns lt to sleep, nnd dlrccts hls women to strnngle hlm; nfid arter ho explrcs they destroy all things whlch belonBed to hlm or to them sclvcs, nnd then klll ono nnother. Hls son succeeds to the government, nnd on the samo terms. Q. Glve a conclso descrlptlon of the Glngcs nnd Annlans? A. Tho flrst lnhnhlt n pnrt of thp Con go coast; tho lntter llvo in tho Macaco. The people aro cnnibnls. They klll nnd eat their flrst born chlldren; nnd thelr frlends who dlo nre enten by thclr rela tlons. The klng of Mnenco resldcs In Monsol, whero thero Is n mnrket In whlch liuman flesh Is sold. nlthough other mcat exlsts ln plenty. They estcem It a lux ury, nnd It is sald that n hundred prls oners or slnves nre dnlly kllled for the klnR's tnble. Q. What nro tho charactcrlstics of the Hottcntots? A. They aro tho most nbject of tho liuman race. They besmcar their bodies wlth soot and grcase, llvo upon cnrrlon, old leather, shocs, nnd cverythlnR of tho most lonthsomc klnd; dress themselves ln- shecp's skln, untnnned, turninB the wool to thelr flesh ln the wlnter, and tho other slde ln the summer. Thclr drcsa serves them for a bed nt nlght, for.a coverlnB by day, and for a wlnding sheet when they die. One geoBrnphy that had n marked In dlvldunllty of Ita own wns a thlck llttlo volume, mostly In -crse, ontltled "Tho Monitor's Instructor," publlshed nt Wil mington ln 1801. In the proso portlon of the book nre sevcrnl curlous paradoxes. Here Is ono of them: Threo men went on n Journey, ln whlch, though their heads traveled 12 yards fur ther than thclr reet, nll returned allve, wlth thclr heads on. The solutlon explains thnt "If nny pcr son should travel round tho globe, tho spnce trnvellcd by hls hcnd wlll excecd thnt hls feet trnvellcd" by nbout the number of ynrds mentloned. Cummlngs's GeoBrnphy, 1814, npologlzes In Its preface for addlng nnother "to the number of geogrnphles, nlrendy so grent ns to obstruct rnther thnn promoto Im provemcnt." Durlng tho previous decnde Lewis nnd Clnrk had mado their Journey across the contlnent, nnd we now- flnd mentlon or the "Stony Mountnlns." It wns n number or yenrs berore tho namo Rocky wns substltuted ror Stony. Con- cernlng the Andes In South Amerlca wo are told: "Theso amazlng mountnlns, in comparison wlth whlch tho Alps nre but little hllls, hnvo flssurcs ln some plnces n mlle wlde, nnd dccp In proportlon; nnd there nro others that run under ground, nnd resemblo In oxtent a provlnco." Adnms s Geogrnphy, 1818, Is dlvlded lnto threo parts. Tho followlng la from rnrt II: "A mountaln ls a vnst protubcrnnce of tho earth. "Tho White Mountnlns nre tho hlghest, not only ln New Hnmpshlre, but In the United Stntes." Importanee of Togo's Naval Vlctorles Admlral Togo announccs that. nlter n naval cnmpalgn extcndlng over more than tcn months and whlch resulted In crush lng the mnln strength or the enemy on the watcr, ho has wlthdrawn tho bulk or hls fleet from I'ort Arthur, lenvlng only such vessels as nro nccessnry ror mnln tninlng tho blocknde of the port. Bo cnuse of Togo's work, Jnpnn has been en nbled to conduct the war In Manchurla wlthout lmportnnt Interfcrence by Rus- slan sca power. Thls sca campalgn has been nlmost flawless, whlch ls more thnn cnn bo sald of that on tho land. Toklo reports that Nogl's army beforo Port Ar thur Is contlnulng lts nssaults on tho west Sjr tho clty, nnd records the storm ing or hclghts east ot Ilduyshukou. No maps avnllablo show whcre thls place Is, but It probnbly Issomowhero nenr 203 Metro Hill, bctween tho West Hnrbor and Plgeon Bay. Some Great Undertaklngs. Ucsldo four grent rnllrond tcrmlnnl tii-n1nta tlint lin li.xin mitlfnoil SnHnn-. rnelil's mllllon-dollnr bcnutlfj'lns plnn, sweeplnK ns lt ls, scems tlny ciioubIi. Thcro ls plnnned for Iluffnlo, N. Y., n jolnt stntlon for nll rnllronds, to cost $15. 000,000. Tlio I'ennsylvnnln rond proposes to tstnbllsh n termlnnl nt New York thnt wlll cost (37,000,000, nnd nnother, just nnnounced, nt Chlcngo thnt wlll roqulro the expcndlturo of $30,000,000. 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