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MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1913.
ADDISON COUNTY COURT-
ANY TIME YOU PLEASE
Men's Fur Coats
Ives & Shambo,
COlumbuB Smlth Wlll Case
Hands of Jury.
The Columbus Smith will case, which
W i before the county court when our
last report closcd, has occupied all of
the working time of the court in the
meanwhile, and the end is not yet in
sight, although it may possibly come
The whole of last Friday forenoon
session was devotcd to the reading of
the testimony of Mrs. Harriet J. Smith,
the widow, taken at her home in West
Salisbury the preceding afternoon.
Miss Ballou, the official reporter, read
the testimony from her stenographic
notes and the accompanying letters and
documents, ofTered as exhibits, were
read by counsel for
time and a mass of
perhaps the most important testimony
put.into the case in behalf of the pro
ponents; and with its introduction the
proponents rested their cnsc.
Friday afternoon and Saturday fore
noon were taken up with the intro
duction of additional testimony for the
contestants. This consisted largcly of
the evidence of former employees of
Mr. Smith, neighbors, acquaintances at
large and various people who had done
business for or with him for manv
years, especially covering the time of
the making of the disputed will in
December, 1897, and the intervening i of Mr. and
pcriod up to the execution of the last . Troy, N. Y.
codicil, in March, 1903. These witnesses
either side. This
a long period of
dctails, and was
Maet on Wednosday,
The annual village meeting will be
held in the town hall on Wednesday
afternoon, January 15, at two o'clock.
The following articles are contained in
First. To elect a moderator and vil
Second. To act upon the reports of
the village oflicers, submitted by the
Third. To see if the village will vote
to pay the Middlebury water depart
ment $1000, for the use of hydrants and
water troughs for the year 1913.
Fourth. To see if the village will
vote the sum of $100, to defray the ex
penses of the inspcction of the Middle
dlebury fire department the present
Fifth. To see what tax said village
will vote to pay the expenses of the en
suing year and to pay outstanding
orders and interest.
Sixth. To elect the remaining vil
Seventh. To transact other business
proper to be done.
The auditors' report shows that 160
orders were drawn by the Village
Trustees during 1912, amounting to
A very prctty wedding was solemn
ized in St. Mary's Catholic church in
Troy, N. Y., December 25, when Miss
Ethel Dwire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Dwire of this town, was united in
marriage to William ShurtlefT, only son
Mrs. A. M. ShurtlefT of
The bride was gowned in
a beautiful white embroidered silk and
were unanimously of the opinion that i wore a wreath of pink roses and car
the testator was not of sound mind at , ried a white prayer book. The brides
the various times when the will and the ' maid wore bluc satin with white chifTon
codicils were executed. I and carried a bouquet of pink roses.
Dr. Walter D. Berry of Burlington, Immediately following the ceremony
who, was formerly for several years
connected with the State asylum for
the insane at Waterbury and has in
later years conducted a sanitarium for
patients suffering from mental diseases
at Burlingtou, was a very important
witness for the contestants. Dr. Berry
was put on the stand late on Monday
afternoon, court having resumed work
at2 o'clock after a recess from 11
o'clock Saturday forenoon, and a night
session was held from 7 to 9 o'clock in
the hope of getting the doctor's testi
mony completed that day so he could
rettirn to his patients. This hope, how
ever, proved vain, as not only was his
testimony not completed that evening,
the happy couple 'ero driven in their
new limouscne car, which was beauti
lully decorated with flowers and white
ribbon, to the home of the bride's aunt,
Mrs. A. M. ShurtlefT, where a dainty
wedding supper was served. The newly
wedded couple were presented with
many and beautiful and useful presents
from their many friends who wish them
a happy and prosperous life. Mr. and
Mrs. ShurtlefT will reside in Troy, N.
Y., where the groom is a hotel proprie-tor.
Middlebury's Building Boom.
The year 1912 has been one of the
most prosperous in the history of Mid-
butho was on the stand again the j dlebury, if a building boom counts for
We are making some changes in our business and
first of all we intend to close out many of our ioc
lines. This gives you a great opportunity to
get much more than your money's worth for this
Christmas. Four ioc articles for 25c.
We start the sale Saturday, December
Sheldon's Rexall Store,
orrosiTE rosT office,
H. A. Sheldon, 1847. Dr. W. H. Sheldon, 1912.
UNIVERSAL FOOD CHOPPERS
Six Reasons Why Every Enterprisine: House
Wife Should Use the UNIVERSAL
FIRST Because they are the best.
SECOND Because they are easily cleaned.
THIRD Because they will last longer and give better service than any
FOURTH Because they will chp any kind of meat and make a tough
steak taste like the best porterhouse steak you ever tasfed.
FIFTH You can grind Horseradish, Cabba&e, Potatoes, Crackers, Cod
fish, and in fact, anything you wish to grind.
SIXTH Because it keeps peace in the family.
If you will come to our store we will be glad to lcll you t:iore abo'it this
chopper. No trouble for us to show goods.
They are made better and
wear longer. We recommend
Ball Band Rubber Footwear
as the real thing when it
comes to wear. You'll find
them the cheapest in the end.
Come while our stock is complete. Come to us for all
kinds ot warm Footwear for everybody.
W. E. CLEMENT,
The JUk Slioe Store
whole of Tuesday forenoon and for an
hour in the afternoon,
Dr. Berry testified that in October,
lOOIi, the fall following the March in 1
which the last codicil was added to the
will, he was called to West Salisbury in
consultation with Dr. E. H. Martin of
Middlebury, the attending physician, in j
the case of Mr. Smith. At that time i
he found Mr. Smith sufTering l'rom '
various delusions of one kind or anothsr j
and also thought him to be sufTering j
from Bnght s disease. In October,
1901, the patient was removed to Dr.
Berry's retreat in Burlington. Dr.
Martin and Mrs. Smith accompanying
him on the journey, and he remained
there about a month, when Mrs. Smith
had him removed 10 Dr. Sparhawk's
sanatarium in the same city. After
being at his place for a few days the
testator presented Dr. Berry with a
check for $20,000. While at his retreat
Mr. Smith was sufTering from senile
dementia, which might or might not
have been caused or aggravated by the
Bright's disease. In answer to a long
hypothetical question, concerning his
own observations and facts which he
had learned from other sources, the
witness stated that he had no doubt
that at the time he executed the will
(Uontlnucd on Pago 5.)
anything. The year opened with the
finishing of the new $35,000 high school
building anil tho completion of the Mc
Cullough gymnasium on the college
campus. The last mentioned structure
cost about $50,000.
Work was begun early in the spring
on the central light and power station
for Middlebury college. This structure
was completed during the fall at a cost
Ground was broken for the new un
derpass to run under the Rutland rail
rpad tracks between Elm and Seymour
streets last bummer. The cost of this
development to the town, state and
Rutland Railroad will be about $I!0,000.
Late in the spring the addition to the
Battell block was started. The new
chemical building for Middlebury col
lege will be one of the most complete
structures for chemical purposes in the
Although a large amount of repairs
to dwellings and others structures was
made during the summer only one
dwelling house was built, that of John
H. Sargent on Court street. It will
cost about $7000. Contracts are being
drawn for the construction of one or
more baildings on the college campus
the coming spring and summer. At
least four more dwelling houses will be
also built next season.
John H. Stewart,
ONE - FOURTH
On Suits, Overcoats, Plush and
Fur Lined Coats.
Boys' Coat Sweaters
LOW PRICE ON FLOUB,
To get it more thoroughly introduced we ofler
for a limited time DORSEY'S BEST, a first-class
bread flour for 5.40 the barrel, $1.35 the quarter,
68c tho eighth. This is a brand that we have
handled for years, is made from the best No. 1
Hard Wheat, and we guarantee every pound of it
to be equal to any of the widely advertised brands.
FKANK G. DYER,
"Tlie Bljr Store"
NOT A CYCLONE BUT OUR REGULAR
MID-WINTER CLEARANCE SALE
:-: NOW ON :-:
20 Per Cent (1-5) Off
on all Fur Goods, Overcoats, Wititer Suits, Sheeplined Coats, Flannel
Shirts, AVool and Fleeced Underwear, Etc., Etc. THIS IS A
TRUE DISCOUNT SALE. A clean saving to our customers, and a
turning of stock to us.
C. N. ATWOOD &, CO,
Popular Clothing House.
Middlebury, -:- -:- Vermont.
Men's Jersey Top Shirts
50c kind - 39c
Men's Soft and Stiff Hats
$3 00 kind - - - $2 25
$2 00 kind - - - $1 50
Come in and Look around,
Glad to Show You.
Modern Amcrlcan Clothlcrs XHS3HI
38 Main St.-lSoifj; '.Middlebury. Vt.