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Coiit fnr chtnccs of !m Kemcsti mwt be ln
hindTuesdayofeacli wetk lu onlcr 10 be nre of
corapllance wilhrtque't, ail, ncept ln urgtnt
caj,trnslentadrtrtieintutinutbeln thl ol
ilce Wednesdaj afternoon.
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Juit rece ived 250 boies of elesant wnllog pa
per, which e are reuillnc VO and 25 cents per
boi. The bcst paper for the inonejr, t nffered
for Stylographic and Fluid Tens.
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tho raper and ho Ing t onre the altcratlon.
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Ten can bo used.
Fine Linen raper, 120 shertn for 2r cent, or
lOcenta per qulre.
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BANNEU STATIl Xi:RY STOItE.
SPECIAL BUSINESS LOCALS.
tsif Busineas men line phin Cdleiidirs
such as S. K, fliles, . aslnnglon &t
Boiton, issues. Send for one.
FWFor tlie besl Deluw.ire and Lacka
wanna coal send vour o der to A. Wil-
cox. He has just received a full supply
12TSend in your ordori now tn tlie
nlanine millfordrv hn-d wood either
in stove nr four foot lcn.ilis. First or
ders in, lirst lilled. tf,
tSf Chas. II. Roekwoi.it has forsnlen
(auiL'le hoiael nair of liaverxe aleiKhi),
nearlv new. Thev nro t'nncly huilt
and may be tir-ed ill) l i Iihibm. Terins
reasonable. 1$ 'ld
tSMrs. S. M. Ricki v titmouiiCfs to
the ladies of l)enmni;ti. and vicinity
that she in piepaied to do dres inakinp
at No. 11 North street, ai.d will be Klatl
of tbeir patronape. i'Jlf
raf"Coal of vpry extr. ciualitv, in all
81zps. in car Inad lnis or n 'bo ton, and
bo on. will be found af l'. F. MeniH'K,
acpnt for t new cimiianv. Cill at liif
ollice, onnnsite tbe Lxr css oliice. and
eet pricp.s before purcnuiiiK elat'here.
I'rtces given with pleasu e. tf,
E2F"Vanted. Soine .ine to lccep a
hoarumg liouse. r. A. tilpasnn na-s ta-
l;eti upaKain inconnoctl n withbia now
extensive rhair, bnx a'xl tipil spting
works, the lumbpring bii' iness and after
tlie 1st of December, wd: !.' prepared to
li I J oruera for builditiK l.-iiiwr, anit nn
ishinc lutnber, ra-iiiRH. ikiirinir. etc
Also pood workitiKtnen, cliop.ers, can
itnil eraployraent. Appi to
F. A Gi.eason.
Woodford, Vermont. !iltf.
J2T0n atcount of Jlr. U V. Martin
beinc oblieed bv Post Oliice rnles to re
lire at once froni out.suie I'uiinea'), tlie
large stock of boots an 1 shue of tbe
rlrui of Wm. Mattin A 8nn. ill be
cloned out at once Oni'oencinc Thttrs
day, Jan. fl, nt 0 P. M.. tbev illofTer
their entirn btork Duav 'ion. Ladies'
and cents sboes rediieei. frotn i 00 to
$3.00 on a pair. If you ui-ili lor a nice
sboe for a little tnoney ii hv i'Hourtime.
tTho advertisinp; nyncy of Mr. S.
II. NiIps, Boston, has be' n m exttence
under one style lonRei ;han Ltiy otbpr
house in this line in Ameriri , Mr. Nne1"
having pprsonally condu tJd it for nvpr
twenty-five years. Ilis fwfllent jndR
ment and busineis metbi U bave proved
of the biKliPht value to h.-i clients; and
Iiis eneagements have .tluays been
proniptly inet in full. Sp"h an bonorn
ble record deservea rem.i k.and we takt
plpasure in testifyinK to liccordlal re
lations exiiting bctween bls ajiency and
tbe nen'spapev piililiher of Atneriea.
MICIIAKI. AlEAUIICH b.i lud (tuile a
severe attack of beart Lii-eap, but is
Mks. JosEril Li:wis di -d of consump-
tion batuiuay. anu th'j lnrrral wns at
MliS ClIAHLlM Haiiaik lt.N nnd datinh
ter of Troy. N. Y have been vhiting
relatlves in ton this t. k.
Tlin First National U-'d; declarea its
usual Femi-annual divnb nd of five per
cent. and haa a handoin anm to eparp.
A. B. pERKINb of Cirat. I Island, Ne
braska, wite and clnMrf.i.. will visit in
town and expect lo return AVtnt about
Ten couples enjoyed .leigh ride to
Hoosick Falln, N Y., las' Friday niiiht,
and partook of a niee mppe' at tlip IIo
tel FitchburK, kept by Mme HiHt Healy
THE BenninKtonCoitnt.. S.ivinKs Bnk
declares ils usual semi ar:uiul dividend
to cli'positorR ol a prr een,. nnM cQrripe
one-ei(!hth of one per ccnt, to biirplu
acoount. Lnwis E. roTTF.lt re.iiti.pil to his
MudieB at tbe Philadelpbi i IJental Col
lese or Monday laet IU spent i to
wpek' vacation vUitltii, frienda her
and in Pownal.
TIIE CbristmaB collc ctb n at St. Fran
cis UeKales cburch basre-idied theniue
nllicent sum of over $1 51 0 This is tbi
larpett collection ever tal.en in a churcb
in this county,
H.Hakwood places on otir table loday
a paper bag lilled with apples grown in
1880, and peifectly pre"erved. This
ratber beats any previrua record we
have evpr seen or hcard of.
TllB Hennington t'n intj National
liank declares a tpini-ni nual dividend
of tbree per cent. with tht new year.and
has a fine balance on tht- 'irolit nid" of
the 'profit and loss' acconnt besides.
"THE colorfd troops f ught nobly,''
on Monday evening. Tln- occasion wa
a sleiKbing party frotn Williamstown,
who gave a beneiit to tln restaurant in
thoC.A. Hawks huildmB Tl:ey brought
theirown wliiskey wlili thein.
Geo. B. McCheady of New York,
fornierly o( UenninKton. was in town
this week, On Saturda) bo is to sail
for Enpland, to be fnnp t.iree yr arn. in
the interest of a patent mowirjjniachine
of his own invtntion.
AMUNO the terms of pns'maKlpts soon
to expire we note B. F Oltarson ol
Granville, N. Y.,oppnintri by Presnlent
Lincoiti in 18G1, and hold.ng tbe oflice
rontinuously einre. The ttrui expires
April 80lh, and it ts protable he will
serve It out.
Washington diepatches say Ihat Sen
dtor Edmundr Iibs introdiutd a blll ap
proprialinn $25,000 In aid of n Volunteer
Uisabled Soldiera' Hoine in the State of
Vermont, which waa referred to the
committee on militnry nlf iirs.
THE St. Albans Messcncer is a little
off on lliis item: 'Alfred Bobinson, an
express inesserer who for a tinie ran
belwpen St. Albans and Troy, died at
Bennington, Dec. 21st,' Weareglad to
say that Mr, Itobinsoii n still alive
Pr'obably his brolher-in-law Oeorge K.
Sanford wbb ineant.
TlIE Seeond Congreg. 'ional society
election was held Munduy evening. The
following officers were cted: Ilon. II.
O. Root presidcrit, Col. O'ln Scott first
vice-prcsident, Oeo A. Wood second
vice-president, Clement II Cone treas
urer. E. D. Bennett aud tor, Wm. E.
ON Friday evenini; the clnldrcn of tbe
Baptist Su'nday rchool ppioyed their
boltday occasion. It was :i joyful tlme
and consisted of a supper in tlie chapel
and n (jnrtstnms tree, tieaviiy loadeu.
in the cburch. Tbe little Cadets in cos
tume added to the interes. of theassem-
OF tlie 28 dwellings encted ln this
village last year eight of theni were
ilouble tent'nienta, we eugeest tnat il
woutd be more to tlie at'ractiveness of
the place if single cottcgrit aliould take
the place of bam liko doubte tenemenla
ceemingiy so popuiar.
A lubscriber for year bcin and In afrcar,
Siilt nritlectrd hlt htll for t-) pay,
To the editor sald : "Unlen I amdcad,
I aball pa you on Chrlitiaaa day "
The tlme flew by. ai.d tlie -.r'jtnrKM iby,
But tlie enitor thouglit v ai.t lie Mlrl;
Iniila paper next wtelc tho rutbtiodld pvak
JHssMayS. Sanfokd, returned
Vassar College ytsterdny.
H. W. PtTTNAit willllght hisolllce and
machine t-luip wtlh electric I'glit.
Mrs. Jos. II Loiuno ia quite ill, hav
ing an attack of sctatic rheumatism.
ElQUTEEN Q. A. R. boys atlended tlie
camplireana installatton oi rosi woou
at Iloosick FhIIs, last evening.
The (iradfd schoola onened last Mon
day with an enrollment equally aa good
os at Ihe fall term. The vacation was of
two weeka duratton.
TllE vounc ladies in town attcndinz
school abroad, as noted during the past
two weeks, have now returned to their
In our 'Mortuarv Uecord' in another
colunin today.the name of MissS.Maria
Harwood is oinitted. knowledce of her
death not reaching us until the arttcle
JlRS. Henry Frescu had the raisfor
tune to fall down ttie elevator in Coop
er'a upper mill lastTuesilay evening.and
broke her collar bone. Mrs. French is
entuieu to mucn syninatny, as ine aup -
port of the faraily falls largely upon her-
The fimi of Winslow & Polter has
been dissolved. Mr. Fotter contlauing
me ousiness. we are noi auvieeu us vu
the nlans of Mr. Winslow. Both mem
bera of thia iirm are practical workmen
and their buainess was very auccessful.
The 'Cadet'a nicnlc' waa repcatpd last
evening lo a good house. Especially fine
were the evolutions ol tne little caneis
and the part einging. An extended no
llce appeared last week. Thia was one
of the very best entertainmenta ever
given by amateur talent in this town.
Some of our readers will surely 'get
left' as tnany did last year, unless they
avail themselvea of our preniium otTirs
noio. We are liable to tie caiieu upon to
cb'KS at anv tlme No such opjiortunity
was ever before ollered in the clubbtng
businessand it is not likely to be long
extended or repeated afier it is clo6ed.
AT the aunual biHness ineeting of
the First Baptiat cbuich and aoeiety held
at their chapel on Monday Bvenmg, the
folloivinir oflicera were electtd for the
ensuingyear: William H. Oraves.Daniel
JlcrJowen and Uither It. liravea trus
teea, A. Buel biblev clerk, Frank II.
Scott treasurer, Daniel McEowen com
mittee on music and on renting alips.
TllE State papers of the 'Patent inside'
and 'Plale' peisu 'Pion, which are dis-
ttirtiPd over the BAN.NKlts poition on
tbe labor question, are retninded that
praclico is fully as good eviilence as
preachlng. The BANNEU is set up.print
ed and edited nt ita reputed ollice of
tiublicatioti. The lahorera throivn out
of employnient by tbe patent make-
shifs, above noted, cannot aay that we
contsihute one cent towards their loss
The Young Jlen'a Asocialion have
eugaged the illendel-a din yuartette
Cnmiiany lo give one oi their concerta
in L brary Hall on WvdnpedHy evening,
Jan. 11th". Mssrs. Iinpet and Deckpr
are ton well kuown lieie to need any
comniendation. Tne ctunp mv also iu
cludes Mesrs. Itanken and Iliiris. Alisa
Jeasie May H. Sliller the areoniplishtd
aoprano, ueorge Doring coinet aoloist.
and Prof. Geo. II. (itaves iiccompanist.
Iipservpd seat tickets on sale nt Hud
son'a nt usu il prices.
At the Park Guard entertainnient
Friday evening two notahle things oc
curred: The di ill of tlie cadets and the
silent drill of the guard. Bolb werccx
cellent and gre.itly enjnypd. TIip movp
iiiemaol ine chiliiren were received
n'itli rounds uf applaiisi', and aa t" Ihe
silenl dnll it waa nearlv perfect. If Ihe
whole showing of uo. K should be
qual to lliia exhibition they will cer-
tuiiily attain the ilght of the regiment,
and we advise thpm to aspiro to il: and
reach tlie Btandard too,
Tlli: full bo,ird of oflicera of Slnrk
Ixidge No. 0, I O O. F is as followa :
E. B Oriswold N. ti. : F. II. Scott V. G ;
t Z. Cutler 1. S ; T. S Hatliawav P.S ;
o. SchwaizT ; M. W. Stew.irt W ; II
j. Hmer Con. : B C Barber K. S N.O.:
Melvin Wadittorth L S, N G : Tbeo.P,
Siblev K S. V. G : F. L. Hmighlon. L
S. V. (I., Jared Howard It. S S.; O. W.
D,nia h. S. S'; Joa. Ilupf I. O ; II. U,
CampO. G ; E, S. HarrN. L, L. Shaw
repieseniativea to Grand Lodge:
Tms mornins nt 7 o'clock. Dr. Ilarlan
P. Paitndge passed to the better life.
Uis cnndition for aome time had indi
eatt'd that his life would beabort.but
the end came suddenly. Ur. Partridge
was born in Wilmington, N. Y , July
10th. 18:!!l, and hud retided here since
1873. Ile was n worthy citizen. and his
death is greatly regreted. The funeral
will be held on Sunday afternoon at 3
o'clock. His wife and children will re
celye tbe cordial sympathy of tnany
trieiids. Weahall puhlish a tiiograpln
cal (ketch af tbe deceased next week.
The full board of ollicprs of M riam
D. of It. Lndge, No. 8, I O. O. F . in-
talled Tuesdav evening, H as followa :
Jlpsdatnes N. M. Puller. N. O.; I. E.Uib-
on, V. G : Mlss Nellie M. Moore. K. H. :
Mr. T. S Halhaway, P. S.; Mesdatnps J
U Ayers, T.;C D Gibson, W.j F. L
Houghton, Con.: Mr. Jos. V. Hupf.O G ;
Mesdames II. G. Camp. I. G : M. W.
Stpwart, K S. N. G ; J. F. Btadbury. L
S. N. O.: D. Long. H S. V. O.: Misa LU
lian Marsli, L. S. V. G.: Mesdames O W
Uavis.lt A S.; A. C. Sneet. h. A. S:
G. M. Marsh, Chaplain.
TliE Rutland People's Journal makeB
thia good point: 'People in Kanaas are
eaid to be perishing of cold and hunger.
Why is this thu8? People in Vermont
never perish with hunger and cold. 'Uo
West young man' was not such good ad
vice atter all. And yet in Vermont
Siuurday, the Ihermonieler legistered :
St. Johnsburv 32" below zro. Benning
ton 8, Barre 30, Calais 22. East Calais
30. Eist Elmore 25, Hardwick 31
Marshfield 24, Montpelier 32". North
Montpelier 32", Moretown 30, Mnrns
ville 20, Northfield 20". Plainfield 30,
West Randolph 23", Stowe 30". Waits
field 22", Waterbury 22. Williamstown
30, Woodbury Centre 20.
TllE Sunday Uudgct Insan item about
Mr. J. Ilatcli. tl.e chaiupion engraver of
ihe country, if not in Ihe world, and
calls him 'a Waehington County boy.'
meaning in the fatate of New York.
What is sald of Mr.IIatcli istrueenougb.
except that he should bo accredited to
Bennington county, having ortglnated
in Dorfet. With this explanation we
copy tbe Item: J. Hatch, the best en
graver ln tlie governnient t.ureau ol
engravingand prlnting, has reiigned
owing to the stnall snlary, and hastaken
a place wilh the Western Ilank Note
Company of ( Hiicago at a high salary.
tle Is a young man and one nf tlie best
eneravers in the TJnited States. Tlie
Washington Star says of him, that he
was discnvered by Uiorge B, MoCartee,
the late chief of the Bureau, in the little
town of Salem. N. Y., wheie he was
acting as a jeweier's apprentice, He
brought him to Washington and assign
ed him to Ihe engraver's table at n nom
inal salary, the lirst apprentice that was
ever employed In this division of the Iu
reau. One or Jlr. llutch a early taeks
was to niake a reduced copy ot a por
trait of Bryant, which Charles Burt had
then recently engraved for a inemorial
of tbe poet's works, and for which he
nau been piiu a very large sum. it was
one of liurt's best elforis, and no liner
spucimen of the engraver' art could
hdve been inununs 'copy.' loungllalcn
ucceeded in producing a ponruit of
Bryant that lor art sklll arnuzi-il every
one. Mr. Burt. who lived in Brooklyn,
and rarely came to Washington, was dis
pleased when he first saw the picture,
but when he met the young engraver
his displearure was lostinastonishtnent.
Froru that tlme, about ten yeara ago,
young llnlch has reniiilned in the Bureau
and every year has brought witli it for
him new achievements and increared
compensation, Uecent specimens of his
woik are portraits of Oartleld on the
new $5 National currency note, and of
Urant on the f 3 silver certiflcate. and as
thowipg his versatihty nf talent ho de
aigned and engrnved Ihti 'picture work'
nn the backs of the lsilver certiflcates
as well as other work of a similar char
acter on notes lately isfued by thcTreas
lN thel'oullnev Journal A. P. Sals
burv ol Albiou, I'a., is wriling n series
of 'Early Ittcollections' of Poultney ,Vt.,
and Oranville, N. Y. In his No. 8,before
us we lind an allusiou to the old school
house where, in 18.19. the writer began
his career as district techool teacher. It
aeeins that Maj. Salsbury also taught in
the aamo school house, and during the
winter he rcfers to the measles broke
out and scallered for a tinie the Bcliol
ars. This district must have been fated
for soine surh cnlamity, as in 1850 the
amall x paid us a visit, The 'Collins'
ttferntl t wflj ttju fatbcr of LmcIusCuI-
to'Iinsof the Troy Houe and also the Put
nam in thla village, as'ociated with his
eon iu-law A. C Ilalsey. trom the
(roDtdoor could almnst be seen the
'Austin' residence, the birlhplace of
Mrs. Collins wlio tn her younger oays
vras the leader in focietv as well 88 the
belle of every social gathvring in all that
reifion. Amoa Collins'3 house was oue
nf the hpst nlhnp4 ln board 'round
that the writer uver eaw, aud probably
Mai. Salsburv would gav eo too. Liina
Inrd HollinR cnmpA tiHturallv bv his abil-
llv In spt n crnnil table. Rut to the Ma
jor'a story. He sayt: ."Spcaking of
measles briogs to tny recollection the
events of the winter of 1848 anJ 1849.
I was then tcachlni? the dlstrict sctiooi
south of the academv in the town
Granville, nalled tbe Collins or Prouty
schoul. It was mv second term there
Theschool houso atoo l a little south of
the Ainos Collins residence, near wbire
now there is a vast pile of slate rubbisu
I was nearlv in the middle ot the term,
with a proaperous achool, when I was
strlckeu down with a audden and very
severe sickness. I was at my home
, t)e Farnum neighborhood. The trus
,ee(1 Ml)rljn nuokl,ti Jt,hn Ward
onA r.iniiB P Prrt.H Emm lf.meil nf IT1V
j aicknesa and inanifested a desire to wait
, for my reeovery and not employ anoth
er teacher. Mr. Williani Broughton f ia
ited me bv the direction i s the truitees
and tned to makeine think I wouldaoou
beableto reaume Ihe tchool, but my
sickness was no nlav suell, One uay Mr.
Broughton came in and told me to take
mv own time to net well for. says no,
'We have all got the measles,' but, said
he, 'you be ready next fall to go in and
the doors will be'open.' I did go back
the next fall to t he school and f ound tuy
ol.l pupils sotnewhat changed by th
measles. faonie of those I left with au
burn hair were changed lo nearly black,
and tuany neailv lost their oiiginal
hair," It mav be ol interest lo some of
Msj. Salsbury'a Vermont fnends to ad
lliai he escaped the ineasha in 1843 0,
but he linally caught thpm, we give
tbe iucident in lus owu worda: "I had
been traveling up and down tbe world
for over aixty years. hunting the
measles, and finally tonk u right smart
croporthem. 1 aent for an old M. II,
by tbe name of Dr. Oeorge Ellis and I
expected to have thi- pleasuro of taking
au inose old tlme remeilieH lor measles
including whiakey slinna. oat tet. hard
cider and that other tea which is said to
be infalible to hrmg out stubborn
measles But what waa my disappoint
ment when he began lo prescribe cold
water, and that was all I could get frotn
that old M. I). All he would say when
I aeked him whui I t-liounl take. would
b, 'Cold water, cold water.' Well, he
drove them like a llock of sheep oll tny
tocs and here Iam laklng nnd reading
two Democrat napers. wo nrohihition
one religious, two ngrirultural and one
Kepublk'tin piper, nnil aui a Uepuhlican
yet. n nn noi niticii lailli in wnisKy
any of ita relationa as a curative for
man, eiiher for his boily or his soul.
Wlnsky may be good to rure the bile of
rattlesnakpa luti 1 am not rertain whicb
is the wnrst bite of two. But one thing
I ain Rure of, whifky doea tbe most
iii:.nim; ruN's iioo.ti.
fratll')lng nnd ICiKonriiKtug Kxtilblt
lor 1887. nnd l'roinlsi ol 1888. -New
iHllls iiihI Ilullilliig i:rerted.-Ollicr
IIiisIiicbr liitprirlsea, Iic.9 IUc.
The year 1887 patses into histotyas
one of tbe most iinportant Benninglon
has of late years s( en. 'llioso who are
inlerested in tbe gro th nf the town and
ihe material prosperity of ibis village.
cannot nut be encoiiraguf bv a review
of tbe pasl year. The "boom" reallj
couinienceu ln lBbb. atm to tully sppre.
ciate the progiesa niade the two last
ears woulil tiroppriv im'-s in review
Our space, howt ver, will not this ueek
admit of so exiended a notice and we
give a cursory glance nt the laiest im-
Piob.ibly Ihe most notablo eventa of
the year uere tlie founding of the Ver
mont Soldiera' llomeaiid theconiinence
ment of tbe Itevolu'ion.iry Bitlle Monu
ment. ln lliis conmctmn tbe celebra
tion uf the litying of its corner stone and
the inusler of tlie S aie uiilitla on the
Soldiera Home grounda will berecalled
lhe exercisea utiending tbe laying ol
the corner etone of tbe Bennington Bat
tleMonument with Masunic cereninnies.
weiellie most impiing the State has
ever seen. w utie not as large as the
Ujntenmal proceBaiona m lb7, in ele
ganceof dresa, etc. the mililia, the
Knlghts T. mplar, and ilie Patnarcbs
Milnan far oiit elione Ihe laruer eatbtr
mp. The details of thia eveni are fiosh
in mind nnd netd no repeilllon atotir
nanua. me rpiireseniatlves of th
govprnmenta of lliree Stalea and of the
National Governnient. logeiher with the
visiting mililnri unii distingiiisbed niei
gave great echtt to Bnningion'a ldih of
August, loo, nnu to tne ericatupnieni
of the mllitia.
We mention lirst of building op.-ra-tions
the Battle Monument This is de
cnledly tlie most iiiagnilbent Btructure
and far-reaching in nnportance of anv
thing ever erected in town. It is not
only a good thing to have, but it will
cnrry tlie name of our town down to far
dislant ages. Aside froin the sentimen-
tal and educational pluse of thia cvent.
we are of tho opinion that our people
naie iiarniy yet uegan to realizo what
lhe monument flniahed will do for the
town. An impoaing structure, second
only to the Washington monument in
height, it will be visiied by tbousands
insummer, and will have a great ten
dency to call city people's attenlion to
the great adyatitugea of our town as 'i
resurt. Tlie scenery henaboutsisgrand
and tlie climate ia invigorating. Thai
rugged Bentinel, co'nmoralive of the
hardy joemanry who ' fought at Ben
nington." will become tbe greatest ad
verlisement of our tnouniains and val
leys, our peaceful liorueH and hannv fire
sides. Nothing to iimal it In thia ca-
pacily could have been dev.sed. And
at tbe same liuie weare perpetuating a
uoble liiBtory. We expect to livo .o see
tne aay wnen elegantvillasand cottaffes
ehall dot the rolling si'i; tf "Old Ben
nington on the hill," afler the manner,
which was the dream ot tbe late Mr.
Conkhng. The Uaitle Monument now
stands twenty-flve leet in height of its
proposed three hundred aud onefeet,
and the stoues are boing rapidly pre
pared so that iu the spring work may
be resumed and expeditioufdy pushed
lorward. The talileta of the three
States of Vermont, New Hampshire nnd
Massacbusetts, are iu position upon three
ol the inner eidea. We suggest that on
the fourtli there be prepured a llke
lablet for the National Government
which haa nontribuied bo geuerously
towards the funds of Ihe Associalion,
Next in importance may properly
conie the establishment of the Soldiers'
Home, in lhe shadow of the monument.
This classification need no apology at
our hands. The inmates of that home,
logeiher wilh several hundredsof thoua
anda brave inen, perputuated in 1861-5
what tlie Kevolutionary fathera be
queathed to pustenty. and made possible
the business and itnproveinents we sliall
mention later on. We indicated last
week the real characteristics of this
home. It ia not the common-place
atTair which other towns in our State
had to oller, Iior is it Ihu regulatiou
home which reaulta froni a big hotel
hke structure or asylum style ofbuild
Iug, when specially encted. On the
contrary it is tho elegant and uell ap
pointed auminer reaidence ofawealthy
New Yotker. Wlille we would reflect
on no one, yet we confidently alTlrm
that nowhere' else in Ihe Uniled States
is thero to be found ita parallel. Ver
mont'a Union brave will here pass their
last daa unilci surrounuinga wliich
lavisli veallli alone, for Itself, could
have supplied. It may uot be gencrally
known that to perfect and beuullfy this
estate, tlie late lion. Seth II. Ilunl pur
chashed tho ite of a sinall haiulet,
moved oll th buildlngs, changed the
location of tlie highway, etc, but such
is the case. Many of the rcmoved
dwellings became tho lenements of
The closing of tho year 1880 saw our
village supplied with pure water froni
the east mountaina brough'. into town
by the Bennington Waier Company,
Ilenry W. I'utnam, Eq.. president.
Thia is a great step in advance. and
guarantees that the iuipute water supply
of the last decade is a thing of the past.
Tbe public water woikj of our village
ire the greiteat healtli blessmg tbe
town has ever poasesaed, and will greatly
tend to call people and buMness into our
beautiful mutiicipality, The past year,
1887, another step has been taken, the
puttinginof electrio lights. We think
lhe Hon. J. W. Wakefield should be
mantioned in this connection, He be
come possi'Bswl of the Hne watcr powtr
which used to be called the "powder
n,m nrrwnv ' tn thePHstof thts villace.
through the incidents attending souie
trunsfers of real estale, and in this way
heenme interested in our growlh. Aa
ho exnressed il ln his open leller, he waa
anxious to Bee uuprovenients madp here
on tbe principie lliai anyining wiino
tetided to place Bennington in the van
of progtcas enhanced the value of his
real eslate as well as tbat of every other
owner. A company was formed in
Maine through his iniluence with his
friends there, und the uenmngton fciec
tno Ligbt and Power Company has been
the result. Our Btreets have beeu ligbt-
ed with electricity and the larger por
tion of our businesa buildinga also, The
introduction of this ligbt into dwellings
and general uae ia only a question of
time. Bennington ia iavorea in naving
the verv latest system of lights ; a point
not to be lightly overlooked. The elec
tric lights bave called into being a large
buildinir at headuuartera and the perfec-
tion of the system Ia rapidly going on
under the direction of Supt. Sawyer.and
htB corps of assistanta.
When the writer came here seventeen
years ngo, he found the town govern
ment engaged in defendingan cxpensive
aud nrodigiou8 law suit. tlie town nau
bouded to build a railroad and its subae
quent hiatory waa no exception to th
L'eneral rule in all similar cases. In ad
dition to the interest on Ihe bonds. cos'B
of liticatlon. etc. the town had quite
large lljating debt incurred during tb
war. which had closed eix years pre
viouslv. and had not naid said war debt,
As the yeara past ed on thia iloating debt
increaaed until its total proportions
reached the Bum of about 30.000. Ol
course thia allorded nn eltectual har, to
niuch increase of bus ness or transfer of
real eetate. Tht turning point in the fl
nancial retroerade moveinent waa reach
ed when the town voted lo fund ita debt
and provide for the yearly paytnent of
interest and a portwn of tlie principat
The wisdum of this course haa alnady
been vindicuted and will become more
obvious as the veara pass along. Confl-
dence reslored was all our town needed
to move it onward in the line of the ad-
vancetnent which had been checked
And in passing it may be well to remark
that notwithsianding the losa ot exten-
sive woolen mills (by the'r stoppage)
lurimr the nast twentv monlns, tne voi
time ot trade haa been reslored, which ii
shown bv tbe bank Btatementa and post
ollice recnrds.aa well aa indicated by the
tncrease of the atoie trade. vvnen tne
Woolen mills start up.with their monih
ly pay rollsinto the thousandsof dollara
i" "boom wi l ue Hecldeuiy teit.
Two extensive industriea have been
added during the past year. In connec
tion with one. the Staik Knltting uom-
pany, a large, three story building ha
been erected: Muin part,50x72 and wing
28x35 feet, utilizing au excellent waler
privilege, The mill Is run by icit Ii
steam nnd water power, and ia erected
on tbe eite once before inarked out, the
ontempldted mill being then indvfh
nitelv poalponed on account of the un
tiruely fate of the late P,nk Vdlenline
Th.s mill has got into full woikingor-
der and tbe cumpany are composed o'
piactical into. lhe oltier ia tho nianu-
facture of lhe New England wood puli
crinder by Scott & Itobeita at theexten
aive worka of the lornier, This calla for
the eninioyuient ot a large numberol
men and will add greatly to tlie material
prosperity of Bennington, aa well as the
increae of population, Any busintsa
which increases the "nvads nf fninilies
n a village is doubly welcome. Just oui
f the Vlllnge A. l Stewart Is buildinj
large mill neur ihe rayette Lyon es
late, Ihe wheel liouse n linished and
this year the uiain building will go up
Wilh our classification of 1880-7 lhe
Ailams blotk may be nientioned, This
ia tlie. ilnest corner block in town ar.d
nught to stimulate the otviiers of the r
uininlng two corners. unposite, to di
kewise. The postolhce ia now aituated
leieiu and ia, by all odds, the linest in
Vermont. Wenre glad lo kuow thai
tbe promise is soon to be tealized, mak-
ing our poslomce one of the eecona
Tne village will soon bave four new
rrsideucea eompleled : Messrs. E. W
BradTord, 11. S. liiligbam, A 1'. Uhllds
and Olin Scott. The foundatiun of the
latter is just conipleted, while tbe three
oruier wui soon oe leauy lu inove tnto
I'hese rrsideucea are lo cest from $5,000
o ir.000 each und are a Biibstantial con
tribution to lhe aichileclural beautv oi
Bennington. Mr. Bradford?, atands up
on lhe aite nf tbe long tune home of tht
'ate John Ivelso. lhe old dwellingwar
moved to a lot on tlie Morgan property.
lucing uradloid a avenup; anu tlie new
residence ia siluated ao tbat a spaciou
lawn will beautify ils front. To provide
i sireet froni fnr lhe residences ol
MessTB. Biimbain and Clnlds a Btreet
was opeiied.runniug wiston the Gilnon
property from Silver atreet, forming a
terrucc site. It ia only a ouestion oi
me when lliis new atreet ahall b
pened through to South. Farther up
tho ln II there ia au opportunitv for othei
sites llke tbese. Col. Scolt's liouse wih
stand niidway belween hU preaent reai
dence and tlie Uirp" dwelling latelx
acquued by liim Thia when linishcii,
will be ulieadv heautilled wilh shade
treea.they having been ael out years agi
with the express plan of thia hundsome
nome in view.
Several of the smiiller or lesa preten
ioua houses would teceive mention did
pace permil, Aa a rule thev are of the
better sort of dttellings of men of mod-
erate means, und cost from $1,200 to
12 500 each, We give as complete a llsi
f these as we have been able to obtain
is not nnpossiblp that one or two mav
have been omiteJ.but theliat is believed
be subslantially correct. North street
welling, A. C. Sweet ; Adams avenue.
mble dwelling, Ur. Uay; Union streei
wellings, Wm. E. Hawks, E, A Boolh.
Obed Moon, Evans Broa., Frank Smith;
ivision sireet, dwelling, Levi Fox:
rove stieet, dwellings.Emeraon Moore
rank Norton, Fred Allen; County alreei
welling, Mra. E, G. Clark: I'leasatn
slreet.dwellings, U.iniel McEowen, Chas.
Cooper, DE. Moore; Gage atreet, dwell
ga, txiaie t ellerin, 11. W. I'utnam;
ain sireet, dwelling, John 11. Kelso,
ore house, II E. Bradford & Co : Park
street.dwellings, H. W. I'utnam; Dewey
enue, uwelliug, Judge sibley ; liuu
street extension, dwelling, C. C. Mer
chant; barna have been erected on Wil
w atreet by C. E. Oalusha and on
lUth Street by Geo. McMastcr, In con
ection with the dwellings erected by
U W. I'utnam we havetoadd that plana
re now prep.iring for peyeral cottagea
u be erected in the springon Park.Gge
nd Maple streetB. Judge Sibley, also,
'III probably erect several more cottagp
wellings in the near future, The above
oia not specifv the nutnber each have
erected; we inakp tbe count, including
double tenementa as onu: 28 houses; 2
ills, electric Ilght station, aside from
repuira upon aa many mnre,
In addition to these Bennington build
ers have erected natation at Pownal for
he Boaton, Hoosac Tunnel, now the
Fitchburg railroad depoi; $800 in repairs
have been placed upon the dwelling ot
II. I. Spallurd in North Bennington.
The Myres & Wylio mill ought to be in
cluded in lhe biiainessincreaseof 1836 7
A fine park haa been laid out and a
grand entiance made to the Benning
ton village ueinetery by the V illage tm
irovemenl society composed ot ladies
n this work these ladiea have far out-
stripped the Bennington Arbor associa-
tion, with a nicmueraliip of boin sexes.
hich was organiZHt a year earlier and
has ihe care ol the Bennington Cenler
cemelery in addition to tlint of the vil
lage. ihe Arbor assoclation has much
more to show for their work in ttrictly
dlage improrements, while the V. I. 8.
i ahead in ceruetery work. In the lat
ter tho V. I. 3. purchased tlie old GateB
liouse aite aud have lald outn handsome
park, expending aome thousanda of dol
lara thtroon ; all of wliich is paid and
the society ia out of debt, There ia a
promise of attenlion to otber matters
next year, For ihe work accomplished
lhe ladies of the V. I, S. are entilled to,
and receive the thanks of the whole
Several of our manufacturicg con
cerns have enlareed their businesa dur
ing the year so that we add this to the
tiandaome suowing aoove, given some
what in detail.
To keop pice wltli waler works, elec
tric lights anu other eviuences ot pros
perity, greater altention has been paid
to slreeta and rdad niaklng, This is an
udvancenf tho right kind, and to corre
spoud wilh our prediciiona in connec
tion with lhe Battle Monument. City
people will not locate for the summer in
a town where the roads are bad or the
streets unattractive. Mr. II W. Put
nam understood this when ho generous
ly gave $1,000 to be expended on our
streets lliis year.conuiiioneu upon a intp lor an lo contempiate on tne inresnoid
autn from tho village highway fund lo 23. Joseph W. Trentman, Safford street. 0f ihe new year. Tbe reading of a pop
be paid uut. TeniliPg to ptonjoig the Paralysle; 47 year, ular farm ballod, by Mre. W. B. White,
inttrests of driving and the training tf
I tiH" turses.a new parK nas been lanl out
and is to be kept iu good cnudition next
year. This ts localed on the "flits" be-
tween here and N irlb Bennington, and
in a convenient mcality.
Under the maiiagement in which the
maintenance and c.ire of lhe highways
was veatea lasi spring there nas bei:n
marked impruvement in the genpMl
condition of the streets aud roada
throughout lhe village and town. A
faithful attempt has been made to spend
tne nignway tnoney judiciousiy anu on
buslneaa principlea, and in Ihla, aa well
ua in the streets and roads ncwlv opened.
our local readers will concur with us in
recommending that these eflorts be con
tinued in the future; they having been
valuable in the paat.
Tlie Mortuary llecord for lhe Town f
llenulnctoa for 1887.
To Tlte Editor of The lianuer. Deaii
oir: We presenl nerewiin a record or
the deaths which occurred in the lown
of Bennington during 1887. When the
pxact age is not given, tf the pe'snn had
llved beyond lhe tlr.l six monlhs nf his
last birtiiday, a full year is added to Ihe
record. So'if the person had died with
in Ihe lirst six rnonlhs of his last
bJrthday, no account ia taken
of the montha iniervening. Tbe oldeat
person who died waa Ira A. Fillmore
aged 89 years, 1 month and G daya.
There are in the list eight over 70 and
thirteen over 80. Tne aexrs are divlded
aa follows : Malea, 52: femsles, 30.
The death rate aruong children wa
considtraby in exceas of that of a nutn
ber of previoua yeara 11 iu all. Cm
sumption had eight vietnns; heart dis
easp, ten; Brightb1 disease, two; pneu
mnnia, five; typhold fever, five. In the
other cases a range of diseases is record
ed. In the list below the following or.
der of arrangement 18 obaerved : Uate
of death, name, residence, disease and
2. Mra. Jano M. Mallory. wife of Koaa
Mallory. residence northeast part of
town. Pneumonia aupervening on
Brlght's disease: 58 years.
8. Thomas McDatnels, Somhat. Grad
ual failure of ine vital powers: 80
yeara. 2 monlhs, 23 daya.
22. Wealthy L. Ellsworth, weut part of
town. Jletntie; 42 yeara, 6 inonlhs
24. Louis Uelatiey.NorthBenninglon. 80
20. JauiPa WuUon. North Bennington
29. Daniel A. Uudd, School atreet. Apo
plexv, 74 yeara 14 dava.
29 Dwight Tliuniae. North Bennhigton.
Paralisis; 50 vears. 11 montbs 4days.
di. airs. aiana u. Benton, wireotciias
II. Benton, Main streot. Heart dis
eaae; 51 years, 2 montha and fl days,
Mra.LydiaH Barnpy, widowofCbas
Barney, residence eastpaitof town
Pneuinnnia; 81 yeara.
Dr. Benjun'u F. Morgan, Bennington
Center. Pncumonia; 87 years. 4 inoa.
and 4 daya.
Kxtip.infantdaughterur .b.hu Hogan.
12. Mrs. Sarali Kiinball, Weeka street
Heart dispase: 82 yeara nnd i monlhs
11. Robert II. Patteraon, Putnam street.
Consumption; 2i yeara, 8 montlia and
15. Mrs. Bridget Mahar, wife of Micliael
Muhor, Gage street. Apoplexy; 56
!3 Charlea Ferguaon, Grove street. ty
phoid fever: 23 yeara.
23. Miramla Martin. Main street. Grad
ual failing of the vital powers: 80 yrs
3 montha and 9 daya.
i. T, Putnam Sibley, found dead in liia
slore on Main street. ;w years. u tnos
and 22 daya,
E Marla Httbbard, Washington ave.
Cancer; 71 years.
Mrs. Mary Monroe. Bennington Falls.
Urndual failure of the vital powers
13 Mrs. Martha Beirv (colored). wife of
Wni. Berry, Uago street. Kpilepsy; 24
14. Mirhael Enright Scotch-ave, Con.
sumption; 32 yeara and 10 months.
17. John Myera, Silver street. Consump
tion: 2U veara and 2o daa.
19 Jiitnea M. Atwood, Consuniption
20. 'Ihotnns F. Meagher, North Benning
ton. lypliold pneumonla; 32 yeara.
Mrs Ilannah Bigelow.widow of Pom
eroy Bigelow, Southeast part of town.
Uradual failure of the vital powers;
bu vears. 11 monlhs and 24 dava
17. Bennjih S. Potter. Gralual failure
of lhe vital powpra; 72 yeirs.
19 Mrs. LzzieE R'lblnsnu, wife of Her
bert F Robinaon, Washington avenue
Consuption; 23 vtars.
23. James Clmrters, Willow-at. Blood
polaoning: 57 yeara.
23. Andrew M. Johnson, North atreet.
Grudual failure of the vital powers; 01
yeara, 2 months and 22 days.
25 John White, North Benningron.
Gradual failure of the vital powers;
09 vears nnd 5 months.
30, Mra. Satnuel Gallow.North Benning
ton, Heart disease; 60 years,
i. Mra. Enierett Boyd, wife of Edgar
F, Boyd, Main Blreet. Conminiptlon;
40 ears, 2 montha and 21 days.
19, Joaepfl C. F. Lewis (colored) Main
atreet, Consuniption; 40 yeara, 2 mra.
and 21 daya.
I . Sylveater Green, aoutheaat part of
town. buicide; W years.
, Samuel II. Brown, North 8 reet
Gradual failure of tho vital powers: 83
yeara and 29 daya.
Fnnie Myers, daughter of Sherman
Myers, Silver atreet. lnflimmatlon of
brain: 8 yeara.
Mrs. LouisaBihan.wife of James Ba
han, Bennington Center, Heart dis
ease; 05 yeara.
Frank L, Wood.son of Eugene Wood
20. Oliver Smith, Psrk street Heait
disease; 78 years, 3 mintlia 13 days
Mra. Benjimin R. Sears, Bennirgton
Cen'.er. Uradual failure of the vital
powers; 81 yeara, eight montha and
13. Mrs, Elizi S. Noyea, Main atreet.
liemorrhage: 34 yeara.
A aon nf Charles Bent. 3 yeare.
10. Mrs. Ebza Benedict,widow of Aaron
Benedict, rark street. Uradual raii
ure of the vital powers; 79 yeara, 8
montns ana H days.
Kobert, son of Lyman rradenburg.
Drnwned near Bradford s mill; 4 yeara
and 11 months.
3. Mra. Sarah Fairchild North Ben
nington, 65 years.
30. Mrs. Delia Ilowker, North Benning
ton, 75 yeara.
Jonathan U. Iloimliton, North Ben
nington. Malignant disease; 6( yeara,
11 months and 20 dava.
Elijih Greenslet. 83 years.
An infant Bon of Charlea Wakelield.
An infant son nf Wm. E. Kirkwood.
Mrs. Harnet Knopp, wife rf Hiram
Knapp. east part of town. Consunip
tion: 50 veara.
An infant son of Llnier F. Rockwuod
Gige U. Sibsnn, son of C. D. Gibson,
Main atreet, Dysentpry: 7 yeare and
Marv Diyle, Divieion atreet, Heart
rliaariaai Afi tranrj
15. Nettle Crawford. 15 years.
i. Mrs. Mary. B. Cole. wue of Charles
G Cole. Died at Like Pleaaant whilo
teraporarily out of town. 63 yeara.
An intant aon ot unariea uaunpstei.
19, Mrs. Celia Martin. wife nf Dennia
Martin. School streei. 0 vears.
19. An infant son of 0 W. Hurley.
An Infant daughter of bdgar Morae.
An infant aon of Loziar Marcha.
24. Rev Isaac Jennings, Bennington
Center, Chronic cystitia; 71 yearsand
,. William Vanderburg (colored). Mor
gan atreet. Gradual failure of the vital
powers; 60 years, 2 monlhs and 3
Mra. Flora L. Murphy, wife of F. B.
Murphy, Adams street. Tumor; 21
11. Mra. Martha E. Hubbaid, widow of ;
. . w. ... ..uwuu.u, n.u. ...,., ni inuusiry, aoorievy nnu lemperanco,
67years. 'and thesinging, muflc and recitatlons
!. jirs. Buel Rockwood, Main street. were bo arranged as to best bring about
Gradual failure of the vital powers: t,e eiTect dealred. Two little glrls in
54 Vears. I nnn PTPi-nlni flrnnpil In tvhltn with
12, Alice M. Niles. Typhold fever; 19
H. An Infant son of Rama Allard, t
Waller Qrangcr, Rlver Hreet. .0
26. R. Carl French, North atreet. Con
Btimption; 38 years,
2 Herbert Russell, North Bennington.
6. Job II. Burt. Died In Sunderland
while temporarlly out of town. Heart
di-euse: 50 years, 4 monthsand8 days.
6. John E. Guiltenane, Diviaion atreet.
Typhoid fever; 18 years.
31. Meri Vesseley (Mary Westley). Put
nam atreets Malignant pustule; 12 yrs.
2. Nora Morrisey. North street. Diphthe
ria; j years ana v montns,
12. Hiland Hall. North Bennington. Tv
phoid fever; 26 years, 8 monlhs and
14 Merinus Van Denburgh. Main street.
Cpnsurnplion; 20 years, 8 montha and
10 Esther C. Ilolt, wife of S. A. Holt,
souiheast part of town. Blood poison-
ing; 4t yeara.
14. Uenitmtu IJ. Sears. Bennington Cen
ter. Uraemic polaoning; 79 years, 11
monlhs and 23 days.
14 Sarah E Robinson, Bennington Cen
ter. tlright a tlipeasp: 37 veara.
15 Leander Powera. weat part of town.
iiiininmaiion ot tliehraln: UU yeara
21. (leorge P, Sanford, Bennington Cen-
ler. i yeurs.
24 Ihomo P. Kirby, Safrord street.
Pneumouia; 20 years, 1 month and 5
20 Jnsenh it. U.tvis. Soldiera' Home.
lleart dlaease; bo veara, 2 months and
27. Michael McGuire.Dawey atreet. Cir-
rliosls or the liver: 45 years.
28. Ira A. Fillmore, west part of town
uraouai laiiure of lhe vital powers;
ea veara. i month and U days.
31. Mra. Joseph C. F. Lewis (colored),
Main atreet. 33 years.
Tolal iiumbpr of recorded deatlia for
1887-63. For 1880-81. For 1885-89.
For 1884- 82. For 1883-79. For 1682
84. The aerage age of each person at
death was about 40 years.
H. C. Day.
Bennington, Jan. 4. 1883.
The Rutland poatmaster has issued a
atatement of the businesa done during
1837, at that nfllcp, and it is printed in
fine Btyle. Our post ollice does not issue
an antiual but ita businesa is nnne the
leaa intere-ting, The following is lhe
record for the year ending Dec. 31st,
MONEY OKCER Bt'SINliSS.
DouitMic orders lssued 1,507
Foreiu ordera Isnued 190
1'oMal notes iJsued 1,145
Total imuibcr Issued 2,812
Total ainount lsllcd M,713 3S
Total flinotint of Foreign orders 1,231 81
Janaary 1 lo .March 31 t l,5Bii50
April 1 to.JuneSO 1,330 GO
July 1 to Septembcr 30 2,218 80
October l to December 31 2.161 33
Tolal uniounl $7,313 20
A compariaon with Rutland may be
instruclive. Rutland issued:
Foreign Orders 121
Or only 520 more than this oflice. On
the other band Bennington pjid only
04.) oruera, winie ltutland paid 2 741 or
dera. This shows tnat money ia flowlng
into ine aiaroic city and it ia golng out
of our village. The great bulk of the
ordera draw n were on Troy, Albany and
New York, abowing that our peoplo are
trading out ot lown, iso wonder that
the town'a growlh is elower than its
neighbora. and will conlinue to be
until the volume of money staya at
home. In the above stalement of Ben
ninstnn postoftlce, the first two quarlera
were uetore tne new outnt waa put in
Fire Departmcnt Ivlccllons
These elections were held Tuesdav
evening witu resuita as atated below,
Our llre department waa never in a bet
STAltlv nosE. NO 1.
L. S. Norton prealdent, E. L. Batps
vice president. W. R. Hyde foremun. E
D. Patteioon nist nsslotntit, P. X. Viall
second assiatant, G. H. Burcb secretary,
u. il, iMwey treasurer, J. U. Burt aud
Mr. Burleteh kindlv nreaented Stark
Hose Company with a copv of hia fine
view of Bennington, which ia verv ac
F. M TIFFANY HOSE. NO 2.
A. G. Patchin president, O. W. Davis
tce president. C A Wakefield caplatn.
E J. Winalow first assiatant. Eluaril
Crawford, 2 iAiSi.C. S Perry Sec. M. B
uurnliam treasurer. A. W. Flemtni!
HENUY W. 1'CTNAM HOSE. NO. 3.
Robert Drysdnle prebident. Ed J.Cum
minga vice preaidenr. Iarael Fromm sec
retary. John Mulligan treasurer. Con.F.
Sullivan captain, A. J. Griftiu lirst aa
slatanl, John Burna second nssijtant.
Old board of oltlcera re elecled.
BRADFORD IIOOK AND LADDER COMPANY.
J. H. Livingston Dresident. Martin
Madigan vice president. W. A. Viall
foreman, Michael Welch lirst aaaistant.
Oeo. Sibley secretary, Frank O. Knapp
ireasurer, unariea jncuonougn nnancial
lhe treasurer a renort shDwa a ba ance
ot fiii m the treasury.
An event of conatderable eignificance
waa tne entt rtaioment of over flftv
children on Saturday aflernoon last, the
mates ot Aiissea Alice Welling and Ma-
bel Atwood nt her home. It was done
in queenly style and with great satisfac
tion nnd pleasure to each little euest.
their agea ranging from eix to twelve
years. Arraugementa were made for
their amusement.nml then refreshments
were served, Thev were all aeaied at
tablea dietributed through the different
rooms aa it of rioor veare.and lhe choic-
est vianda, gotten up in the moat exqui
aite taste to please the eyeand provoke
theappelite, were abundantly aupplud.
aiiiK or waier, or uotn, at tho oplion of
each were furnialud as a bevcrage, and
all was pleasant, iunuccut and merry.
The supper over, tho plays and games
were funny nnd amuaing, especially the
pinning by each nfatailupon a larce
donkey marked out upon a eheet, while
blindfolded and crossing the room to do
it. This is very amusmg to older child
ren than lliose participating at this
time, and we venturo to say would, at
a proper tlme, even interest persons of
alrnost any age. After a moet enjoya
ble time, at aseasonable hour, the party
dispereed to talk of and long rerneraber
the kindnesa of lliose whose hospltality
had been so geuerously beetowed,
Ednard Welch ia foreman in putling
on an addition lo lhe dwelling of Ed
Canlleld. Il is 20 feet by 12, on the
north end of the house.
W, E. Hawks has moved into the
pleasant home he has lately flited up,
leaving vacaht tlie place be has been oc
upying. It can now be rented, and ie a
deairable location (or any one wishing
to rent a convenieut house at a reason
We undcrstand Scott Minot ia about
to makp an addition to his dwelling on
A long carry-all sted, with double
runners, came down the htll Monday
freighted with six or eight boys and
young men. at next to lightning epeed.
We noticed as it came nearer that It was
not under lhe cnntrnt of the ateersman,
It ran into the bank made by raising the
grouml for Lincoln Park, coming to a
audden atopand puahlngthe ridersclose
upon each other.but with no aerlousdam
agp, It wae found thntan iron by which
the eled waa guided . was broken and
thus it became unmanageable.
In response to the invitaiion given,
the rooms of the Y. W. C. T. U. were
well filled at tho appointed hour Salur-
dav evening. Dec. 31st. The exerciaes
werpsu'haslo stimulate tbe
an(i fix in the mlnd the great principlea
turbans, bearing llghted taiers. repre
apntnH aniritM nf the Hpnarttncv veur ind
wori, anrl g0ne gavo wnrnioi? and
encouragetnent which it wouW be well
for all to conlemplate on the threshold
was much enjoycd, as it waa rendered
in good voice and in her usual admira
ble style. We noticed, in carryingout
tne ricn program, tlie a'wenco of our
young men in lhe several parts, but In
tn serving the beautiful collation which
followed, there waa a eprinkling of tuch
niuun parnany reueveu tne one elued
appearance, aa 111 contrast with the re
ception a year since.
Tbough the weather whs unpropi
tious, there was a good audlence at the
uapust cburch to witneas the New
Yeara concert of tho Sabbath school
last aundav evenioi'. Prenarntlnn Imrt
been made with care and akill. tn nre-
sent the different parts in biich a way aa
10 profit as Wellasilltpreat Ibnne nreaent
The counting of the stray pennies.as
uiey were called, wlncli had been col
lected in a few montlia bv th smollpr.
children and brought togetherin amall
lioartls was a pleasant eight, and the
unique manner in which it was ulti-
mately turned over to tho causeofmis
siona could but stimulate to greater ef-
joris in ine luture for such a worthv ob.
ject. The placing of gilt letters upon a
large arch. trimmed with evergreena
wnicii nan Deen erected upon the plat
form by Prof. Rinney. who had with
interesting remarks introduced tbeex
ercise, so aa to read, "We wish vou a
happy new year," was another marked
feature of the concert. delivered to him
us they wera, by membera of the school
after an appropriate remark waa made
or versoa npplicable to the euhject were
repeated. The einging, and especially
by tlie children. aa well aa all Ihn nnris
showed there had been care bestowpd
in tbe Iraining and that it paye to do
wen wnatever is auempted to be done.
One feature of the hiisineas ef ih
Norlh Bennington Shtrt Mnniifnr-inrir
Company ia the making of gents' fine
ahirta as a apecially. We notice their
ousiness cards are in circulation. and
after an examination of many ol their
rauipiea, uom piain nna ngured, were
eaaily perauaded they can anawer all
ordera to the entire satisfaction of all
concerned. 'lho een or nirlnpr. Mr.
Pearson, with his familv. tnnk
.1... .1...: . " . r
oiun ui tueir new nome on rueaday
Alrs. wait of Cambr dee. N. Y.. ia
viamug uer motner, airs. it. D. Urown,
for a ahort time.
Seth Liwrence. who has been aerinnslr
afllicted with a boil with carbunriilar
tendencies, for a couule of weeka. m an
aa to oe out.
The churches here are iilMervinir il...
Week of Praver. nnd meetinira nrn heM
each evening in their respecttve places
The ringini; of the bell at tho Kmn
Mill on Tuesdav. provd onlv thn nlnv.
ful recognition in auch a wav, of the ar
rival of Mr. Pearson wilh h'ia family to
lake up his residence here, Coming
from the city, where alarms for fires are
given EcienlitlcHlly and with clock
woik precision. hia Dartner did nni
realize it would naturally create alarm.
Harry, thirteen veara of airp. ann nf
German Maltiaon, met with an accident
vveuneauay morninE incoaat nc whieh
at lirst cieated much solicitude aa to
tlie extent of hia iniuries. Ho camp
down the hill, wliich is quite steep, from
the east, the surface of the snow or ice
oeing so smooth aa to hinder the nronpr
guiding of hia s.'ed, and ran against the
stone copingof the bridge, brulsing him
considerably. He was unable to get
upon his feet and was carried to Dr.
Uinney s, who reaidea npar. with ihe
blood running.and with fear tliat bones
niliiht be broken or he tnm ht be iniured
itilernally. Furtlipr examination re-
veaieu the blood waa from hia nose, and
that no bones were fractured, but lhe
bruiees teatified it was a narrow escape
from inatant death. There ia a bend in
the road at this place that bringa the
end of thia coping in a direct line where
a sled would naturally run If not
properly guided, making it a placa of
much risk in coasting, aud more ea
pecmlly when it is icy,
One evening laat week, three robes
and two hor6e blankets were taken from
the piazzi of C. W. Roberls.at Benning
ton Falla, the circumstances satisfying
Ihe owner that they had been etolen.
He took menaurea to learn who had
pa3?ed hia house at lhe time, and find
ing that a N'oith Iloosick man, though
well known in this town, had been along
he udvised him to have tbem returned
or there would be trouble. A few days
after they were found in the bridge a
HooBick Corners, placed there, jieWiups,
wlthout the knowledge of the suspected
Edward Richardson ia improving
under tbe treatment of Dr. II. J. Pottpr.
Arthur Gilbert has returned lo Bur
Mrs. Joseph Verin and daughter are
quite BicK wilh lhe chlcken pox.
ine urammar aepartment of our
school yet remains without a teacher,
the other grades commenced Monday
witn me tame leacners.
Monday was accepted aa a lecal holi-
aay, Dut a large numoer wnoiiy ignored
the fact that Vermont was in posieasion
of a Prohibttory law. A poor way to
i . i. . xt ' . i ' , .
uckiu iuu new xeur, we iuiiiK,
Thomaa II. Brownell ia not improving
as last ln neaiin aa hia manv frienda
Wedne8day evening, Dec. 28th. 1887
Pownul Lodge. F, & A. M No. 103, held
ita regular and annual communication,
and at that time elected the following
urothers as their oltlcera ror lhe next
Maeonic year : J S. Niles, W. M.; D. T.
Batea, S. W,; P. E. Brown, J. W.; C. A
Wbipple. Sec : S. L. mith. Treaa.: E
Brownell. S. D.: F. T. Conkey. J. 1).: T.
E Brnwndl, Chaplain, F, P. Shune and
F. M. Peckham. Stewarda: E. Lillie.
Bids were received at the store of W.
E Nilea, Monday 2J, for the building of
the school house in District No.8, which
were aa followa : George N. Myers J850
Othnial Towslee $799. Dean & Gardner
f 600, and W. E. Niles f544 63.
W B Nilea haa purchased a new sleigb
of Orvill II Short, Syracuse, N. Y.
School will commenced next Monday
in the town hall. with Mrs G Scrivens.
Mr C Z Sweet is slowly vetting better
after his last attack of intlammation ol
the bowela. We sliall be, pleased to see
him out again.
Mr L D Thompson haa aent two of his
teams tn Evans & Uibson's logging job,
Mr. D. W. Elmore wae iu town last
week. also Master E. B. IFmore, bolb
from Norlh Adams.
TheCoilee Klatsch, Der. 20th waa a
very pleaaant and enjoynble altair.
Mucli credit should be given to those
whomanaged the inalter, all the details
were most supcessfully carried out and
young and old seemed to enjoy it moat
nearttly. A anuventr ot lhe event was
given to each family sending scbolars to
tne aunday school, as tn tne custnm In
parties of this chatacter. The Klatsch
served the double purpoae of a reception
for the Rev. Geo. S. Pratt, who for the
lirst timo met the people of the Partsh
eocially, and tho usual annual gather
ing fof tho children of tbe Sunday
The G A R dance held at the town
hall Tueaday evening was well attend
ed, over SOcouples being preeent. Every
thing passpd off very pleaaantly, all
having a good time. A epecial raeeting
of the Poet will be held next Saturday
evening for the purpose of making ar
rangeraents for a series of dances also
for transacting other businesa.
There were 14 deaths and 7 births in
school district No. 2 during the year
E P Warner wae in town over Sundav
He reporta tlie hotel bueinesa good in
Ludlow, Ho will contmue to run tbe
Arlington houss as usual.
The annual communication of Red
Mountain Ixidge. No 63. F. & A. M..
wns held at Masonic Hall Friday eve
ning. Dec. 30. The thlrd tlegree was
worked, nrter which the election of
olliccrs took place, wilh tho following
result: 11. T. Eaton. W. M ; Ira
Wnrncr, S. W.; Edward Scully, J. W.;
C. B. Viault. Treas.: H. N. Shaw. Sec.:
S. II. Crum, S. 1).: II. C. Brownson, J.
D. : Kcuben Androw nnd ltoilin I'crrv.
stcwards; E. C. Woodward, marshal;
1'. u. bischo, lyier.
Tbe officers of Factory Point Lodge.
No. 85. 1. O. O. F weie iostalled Mon
day evening by H, L, Stllleon, D. D. U.
M., ai follows: H. T. Buck, N. G.;
Adam Waller. V G : B. W. Safford,
liec. sec; u, j.-. itickard. tvr. SPO.;ray
ette Shepherd, Treas.; G. F. Rowley,
w.:u. li. lyook-, con. : Kobert Bonn. l,
G;Rolhn Perry, R. 8. N. G.; Rilph
onerwin, u B. . u.; ll. u. Webb. H S
V. O.; Geo. Budro, L. 8. V. G ; L C,
Reed, R. 8 S- E. B. Uolliater. L 8.
Hev. u. C Cooke, chaplain. Thia lodge
unibera 32 membere, has a new hall,
well lurnished and is free from debt. It
begins the new year with brinht nros-
pects. This lodge was foraierly locatad
at Manchester Center and waa moved
here during the eummer,
Rev. 7.. Marten lectured in the Con
gregattonal churcb Tueaday evening to
a large audience. The subiect waa
American Ilutnor and Uumoriata."
and if the people of Bennington want
8omething rare, rich and racy, they
Bhould not fall to aecure to themselves
Tlie churches of this villaite observe
the week of prayer by union meetinge
on weonesaay, inursday and fnday
evenings of thia week in the Melhodiet
church.and Sunday evening next in the
Mra, Charlotte A. Andrew returned
on Tuesday from a six month's sojourn
in New Hampshire, tn the joy of her
The harder enme ueoule work the more
thev weigh, as witneas the clerks in
Judson & Demming store the past few
weeks. Thia ia a pun.
N. H. Buck and wife have reioiced in
the preaence of their aon nnd daughter
with their reapective familis during
tne nonuays. -
It is high time that Sunday hunting
parties were aboliahed, A procession of
men and boys with dogs and guns on
the first Sabbath of the new year was
not an edifying eight and fusilades of
fire arms cerlainly not a pleastng sound
to the lovere of law, order or good mor
als. tVat Arlington.
Don't date your letters '87 any moip.
George Hawley is ependinga few days
II. T. Ealon haa a new clerk from
Misses Derrick and Tuttle are spend
ing the week in Center Brunswick. i
The heavy rain on Sunday nearly
spolled our fine 6leighing, (
C. W. Sherman and family f pent Sat-
uruny ana ounaay iu town.
C. Skinner, John Rafter and Will
Pratt were. brenking cnlts laBt week.
Miss Fanny McKee who has been
studying musio with Miss Frane. Haw
ley of Rupert, spent New Years at
Ladies Woolen Suitinp
TROY, N. Y.
If prices will do it here they are:
io picces of the tfi-inch wide Suit-
ings, sold everywhere at 59c per yard
for 25c per yard.
The balance of tlie All-wool 44
inch wided 75c Indestructible Ker
sey Stripes reduced to 39c per yard,
Doublefold All-wool Mixed Suit
ings reduced to 46c per yard.
b pieces of New Designs in Wool
Checks from 75c to 59c per yard.
All our $1 and 1.15 Invisible
Checks and I'laids reduced to 87 1-2
25 pieces of 54 inches wide best
quality Englisli Trtcots, old price
$'.25, reduced to 89c per yard.
Plain and Mi.xcd English Kersey
Cloths, price on them have beeni.25
reduced to 89c per yard.
The 54-inch wide fi and 1.15
Suitings reduced to 92c per yard. I
Now is your cliance to iret a wool
dress cheap for the next 30 days.
Silks and Plushes
24-inch lilack and Brovn I'lush
for Ladies' Wraps at $2.50, fornierly
' All remaining Colored Plushes at
95c, fornierly $1.25.
BLACKGROS BRA1H SfLKS
The following are a few of tlie
many extraordinary bargains which
we oller :
50 pieces Lyons lilack Gros Urain
Silks, 20 inches wide, all pure silk,
09c a yara; 21 lncnes wide, all pure
silk, 95c a yard; 22 inches wide, all
pure silk, $1 a yard; 22 inches widt'
aa pure silk, 81.25 a yard; 24 inchei
wide, all pure silk, I1.22 1 2 a yard.
50 pieces Black Satin Rnadames,
the heaviest and fintstqualitiesmade
and positively the best wearing silk
ever sold in America. Prices 90, 99c,
St, 1.25, and 4.50. These lilack
Satin Rhadames are worth 30 cents
a yard more.
REMNANPS of Silk DressGoods.
Calicoes, Sateens and all cloaks, Car
pets, etc, at bargains to close before
mventory on February 1.
Cor. Broadway & Third
For The Nervous
ORBS Nenroui Proitrttloa.NervcuiHetd-
siomicn na uvcr Ulienti, and all
trTectiont of the Kldneya.
AS A HERVE TONIC, It 6trcngtfacns
and Qnlets the Nervcs.
AS AN ALTERATIVE, It PaHflci ml
Enricbcs tht Blood.
AS A LAXATIVE, II act&ulldlr, but
unly, on the Dowels.
AS A DIURETIC, It rtegulatta the tli.
cera aad Curta their Diuuot.
ntcommended by profcsdonil aad baalncesmca.
rrlc $txo. Sct4 ty dnuxliu. Scad for drcuUrs,
weus, wctnnosou s ?,
Britlal Veil" Hour
The finest patent flour made in the
world. Nothing to efpial it! All
first-class bakers use and recommend
St. Louis FIoe
The family flour ''par excellence."
Every barrcl guaranteed satisfactory
or monev reftindcd.
One hundred pounds of these
goods equal to two hundred pounds
of ordinary middlings. They con
tain more nourishment than anything
of the kind on the niarket. Put up
in convenient size bagsjof one nun
dred pounds each.
'OLD DUTOH JAVA."
The most perfectly blended coffec
in the world. The very perfection of
a delicious bevcrage.
"The above four specialties are
to be found only at the Grocery De
partment of the River Street Estab
lishment, and are ccntrolled by