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THE MIDDLEBURY REG1BTER.
MRS. JULIA C R DORR.
Eyes nro not renewablo like teetli
or limba, yet n great niHiiy peoplu
nover give oni nioinent ofthought
to their eyes until, hIhb, it is too
lnto. We nro not nlannists, but
we caunot emphnHize too strongly
the need of being forelmnded with
your eyes You should have your
eyes exninineil without further
delay. Otir Oplicnl Service is un
A. D. BARTER
10 Mnin Street,
Alioiit Your Eyes
Xt Addison KIousc
Tucsday, Jamuiry, 2S
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middlebury. - Vermont
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Mrs. A. B. Grlffln Central Flgure
In Jericho Tragedy.
Jericho, Jan. 20. -Mrs. A. B. Griflin
in a fit of nngcr and despondcncy shot
and seriously injured her husband, a
civil war veteran, at their homo hcre
Saturday night and then inflictcd in
juries to herseif, which causcd her
death Sunday morning at the Fanny
Allcn hospital to which placo she wns
Mr. Grifliin was shot in thn neck
and is now in a serious condition at
the liome of a neighbor.
Despondency and discouragement
is put down as the causo of the
Mr. Grifliin and his wife had fre
quently quarrclled, it is said, over
household matters and particularly
as to keeping n domsstic, the hus
band believing that it was too ex
pensive. They had quarreled Saturday
night, according to the neighbors.
"For a long time," the veteran said
last evening, "my wife acted queerly.
I think she was insane at times. Some
tnnes she wouid become angry over
nothing. I can't undcrstand it all
Mr. Griffiin was warming his hands
over the kitchen fire when his wife
crcpt noiselessly upj behind him and
taking aim at his hend with a revolver,
fired. The ball cut into his neek and as
he felt the twinge and the warm blood
trickling down clapped one hand to the
wound and rushed out of the house cry
ing loudly for help. His wife followed
him and fired twice more, the shot going
wild. Then she retraced her stops to the
kitchen, and standing in front of the
stove placed the pistol to her head
and fired again. She fell to the floor
Neighbors heard the shooting and
came in, and a physician was hurriedly
summoned. The woman subsequently
was conveyed to the hospital. She did
not regain consciousness. The body
was removed to Waterbury, her former
The couple had been residents of
Jericho for many years. He enlisted
in company F, 16th Vermont, Septem
ber 3, 18G2, at Whitingham, and was
discharged for disability on October 23
of the same year and receives a pcnsion.
He is 75 and his wife was GO.
No llut'kurlip nr Klilnc.v I'nlliM
It you lmve pains In tlie back, urlnary, bladder
or hntney troublp, d'zzincsg and lack of encrsy,
try MuthcrUray's AltOMAl IC-I.LAI'. the plnas
ant herb rrincdy. As a tonic laxativr' it has no
iiiu.tl. At It imjr'.tp, or by mail, ."fir. Ask to
la. SA.Ml'I.K FUr,.-.. Addrota The Mother
Gra Co., U'Kuj. N. Y. 3t4
Assets Neirly $2 000,000.
The Winooski Savings bank corpora
tion lielii its 44th unmial meeting Wid
nesday at the bank and rt-elecU-d the
odicers and board of trustees, and al-o
elected as a trustee Guy W. Bailey,
wlio is serving his third term as sacrc
tary of state for the State of Vermont.
The officers are: Piendent, Ormond
Csle; first vtce president, Emory C.
Mower; secoml vice president, Oiman P.
Ray; treasurer, H. E. Gray. The trus
tees are: Ormond Cole, Emory C.
Mower, Ormon P. Ray, C. H. Shipman,
R. J. White, G. B. Catlln, F. E. Big
wood, H. E. Gray and Guy W. Bailey.
The bank has assets of $1,920,260.28,
an increase of $144,828.40 during the
year; deposits of $1,795,331.73, which
includes the January interest to deposi
tors, and is an increase for the year of
$138,526.52; and an actual net surplus of
$186,866.27, an increase for the year of
$17,364.79. The number of depositors
is 3,500. It has paid depositors for the
past year $64,900.42 interest at the rate
of four per cent. per annum and paid
taxes to the State amounting to $12,
298.79. In the early days of the bank
money was loaned by individuals at the
rate oi seven, eigni anu even lu per j
cent., eight per cent. being the prcvail-,
ing rate. Frequently, holders of six
per cent. serial mortgages sold thenotes
at a one anu two per cent. per annum
discount. The reduction of the interest
ratcs to the present prevailing rates is
due in no small measure to the savi ncs
banks of the State.
The reputation of the savings banks 1
of Vermont for. careful, conservative j
judgment in making loans account
i 1.. r - i. : re : '
deposits throughout the State. This
bank has no loan in Vermont or else
where that draws over six per cent.
semi-annual interest, believing that
safety is the first consideration at all
times. The bank has not lost a dollar
frnm nnv lnnn mnrip in tho nnf flf '
and has today no paper of doubtful
yalue nor upon which it expects to meet
The bQnk's depositors are receiving
the benefit cach six months from the
large surplus which is reserved as pre
scribed bv the laws goveming savings
banks. The surplus at the same time
stands between the depositors and any
possible loss the bank may meet that
would jeopardize their money. This
bank h .s ahvays paid as high a rate, of
interest as all' wed by law and consist
ent with safety. There is no present
reason why the Winooski bavitig bank
Mrs. Julia Carolina (Ripley) Dorr,
aged 87 years, the wcll-known Ver
mont writer, died nt her home "the
Maples" in Rutland Saturday. The
end has been anticipated for weeks. It
was brought about by senilo debility.
Mrs. Dorr had been ill three months.
Just before Christmas her lifc was
despaired of but she rallied to such an
extent that relatives who had been
summoned returned home, expecting
recovery. Mrs. Dorr sank rapidly
after a collapse Friday and only her
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Harry R. Dorr,
was with her at the end. The funeral
was held at 2:30 o'clock Tucsday
af ternoon at the Congregational church.
Mrs. Dorr was the last member of
the famous group of New Englnnd
writers that includcd Emerson, Holmes,
Longfellow, and Lowell, and that gave
Boston the title of "Modern Athens."
All these were her intimates. At the
Longfellow banquet in New York she
was the only one present who knew
him personally and at the 75th anni
versary banquet at Sherill"s for Wil
liam Dean Howells she was a guest of
After more than 60 years of work,
her first poem being published in 1849.
Mrs. Dorr's mind was still active and
within a few days of her death, when
she was too weak to hold a pen, one
of her greatest regrets was that she
was unable to finish a sonnet, nearly
completed last October, that is con
sidered one of her best efforts in the
form of verse.
Mrs. Dorr was born February 13,
1825, in Charleston, S. C., the daugh
ter of Zulma DeLacy Thomas and
William Y. Ripley. Her paternal an
cestry in the Ripley family is well
known. Her mother was the daughter
of Jean Jacques Thomas and Susanne
DeLacy, both natives of France, but
for some time residents of San Do
mingo, where Mr. Thomas was a mer
chant, planter, and ship-owner. Dur
ing the insurrection of the slaves under
Toussaint l'Ouverture he fled to Charles
ton with his family, where his daughter
was born soon afterward. Mr. Ripley
was a merchant in Charleston and there
met and married Mrs. Dorr's mother.
When Julia Caroline Ripley was
about eighteen months old her mother's
failing health made a change of cli
mate necessary and the family returned
to her father's native town, Wey
bridge, but the mother died the day
after reaching there. Until she was 10
years old Julia Caroline Ripley lived
part of the time in New York and part
in Miiullt bury. When she was 12 years
old her father movcil to Rutland. In
1847 she was married to Seneca M. Dorr
of Columbia county, N. Y., latera well
known Vermont jurist, who died De
cember 3, 1884.
Judge and Mrs. Dorr made their
home inlGhent, N. Y., until 1857, when
they moved to Rutland and built "the
Maples", celebrated for Ub rose gar
dens and its beautiful situation on the
banks f Otter creek, commanding a
view of Mount Killington. It was
here that Mrs. Dorr did most of her
Mrs. Dorr is survived by a son, Rus
sell R. Dorr, of St. Paul, Minn., and a
daughter, Mrs. William H. Steele of
Brooklyn, N. Y., mother of Frederic
Dorr Steele, a well-known illustrator.
She also leaves a brother, Gen. E. H.
Riply of New York, whose summer
home is in Mendon, and a sister, Mrs
Charles E. Parker, of Vergennes. There
are 10 grandchildren.
Miss Eleanor Fradette is at Brattle
boro. Mrs. J. F. Hahar has returned to
Miss Cnrrie Dewcy, who has been ill,
is able to be out.
Mrs. Almon Lovett, who has been
ill with the grip, has recovered.
Mrs. Margin Bishop and child have
gone to Leicester Junction for a few
Oflicer Jerry Degray is again on duty
after a few days' absence on account of
T. H. Ormsbee has returned from
Rutland, where he was called by the
death of a relative.
Herline Mclntyre who was badly bit
ten by a dog a week ago, has recovered
sufficiently to be out again.
George Kidder has gone to Montpel
ier, where he attended the annual
meeting of the State Bakers' associa
tion. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tabor have re
turned home from a three weeks' stay
with friends at Worcester and Boston,
Mrs. Frank Gilmore is in St. Albans
Ernest Mumford has been called to
Hartford City, Ind., by the death of his
Mrs. Charles A. Piper and young
child have gone to Ticonderoga, N. Y.,
called there by the illness of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. William Pryor have
returned home from Proctor, where
they vvent with the remains of his
father, who died at his home on Pleas
Officer Jerry Degray arrested George
Moran Sunday evening for intoxication.
On Monday in Judge A. W. Dickens'
court he pleaded guilty and was fined
$5 and costs. Not able to pay he was
sent to the county jail for 15 days.
W. K. Foster sold three fine Morgan
colts this week which were shipped to
parties in Brattleboro.
The cattle shipment from the local
station Monday consisted of three car
loads for New York and Boston mar
kets. Misses Ilelene Lapan, Mable Huestis
and Bernice Kidder spent Sunday in
Mrs. Angelo Getti was taken to Rut
land from this village Saturday night
and taken to the hospital for an ap
Winfield G. Penniman and Miss Stella
G. Gove, both of Athol, Mass., were'
married on baturday, the lth, at the
Congregational parsonage, Athol, by ,
Rev. Charles O. Eames. They were !
unattended. They will reside in their j
new home on Brattle street.
should not continuc its usual rate of
interest of four per cent. and at the
same time maintain its percentage of
surplus to deposits.
To Introduce our vcry completo Sprinir line of
teautlful wool BuitinKS. wash fabrics, fancy
waistlnKi. silke. etc, h dk'fs., laces, and petti
coats. All up-to-date N. Y. City I'atterns. Kln
est line on the market. DeallDK dlrect with the
mllls you will find our price low. I'rofits. J 10.00
to $30.00 weekly. Samplea and full imtructiona
packed In a neat tample case, ehlpped express
prepald. No money required. Exclusivo terri
tory. Write for particulars. Be first to apply.
STANDAM) DKKSS GOODS COMI'ANY. Dept,
610, Uinshamton. N. Y. 3t3
iCAR LOAD OF NEW
VVe have on hand a fine
assortment of Hot
Water Hottle with all
This is one of the most
necessary thinjrs to havt
in the home . Call and
see them. We have
them at all prices.
Just in, including Delivery,
Two Seaters, Top and Spring
Sleighs and the N e w e s t
Thinfj Out the Fore Door
! Sleighs. To appreciate this
new style you must see them.
i .... ' . . ...
I ney are beautie.s and nothing
equals them for comfort. Also
a fine lot of Black Robes.
Prices right on all, at
E. H. THOMAS
THE CA11HIAGE DEALKIl
PD 17 17 Send usyour dealer's
r JLxl iB i name and we will
cnd yu a box of Oxo Cuhcs free.
At luncheon or dinner between
meals when you are tired after
shopping any time, a steaming
cup of Oxo Bouillon is appetizin?,
delicious, refreshing. No work,
simply put an Oxo cube in a cup
and add hot water.
A Cube t3 a Cupfcl A Cupful in a Minute
Qro Cubcs in lins kccp indemilely
Tins of 10 cubss, 25c. Tins of 4 cubcs, iOc.
Tinsof 50 and 100 cubcs cost less.
CORNEILLE DAVID & CO., Sole AgenU
9 North Moore Street
Cct Ozo Cobct from any of the following dealerc
F. W. liECKWITII.
R S. IJENEDICT, IS.it ell lllnek,
PAUK IiRUC STO'iK.
GOIMIAM & SONS,
UKOUliK T. KIDniJR,
::H.!' V N liRt'CiSTORE.
William H. Nlchols.
William H. Nichols died January 15
at his home in Randolph after a long
period of ill hdalth. Mr. Nichols was
born in Braintree December 29, 1829.
In 1S5G he was graduated from Middle
bury college and then studied law with
the late John B. Hutchinson in Ran
dolph. In 1857 he was admitted to the
bar and began to practice in Randolph,
teaching school in the winter.
In 18U0 he removed to Cedar Falls,
Iowa, and there practiced till the out
break of the Civil War, when he en
listed as a private. He served at Vicks
burg, New Orleans, Red River, Shiloh,
siege of Corinth, capture of Mobile
and in other engagements. He was
wounded at Corinth and at the end of
war took up farmiug on the father's
Mr. Nichols filled several important
offices, representing the town in the
legislature and in 1874 was elected
judge of probate. He was one of the
oldest members of Phoenix lodge, No.
28, F. & A. M., and was acharter mem
ber of U. S. Grant post, G. A. R.
Greater Vermont Notes.
The conference of representatives of
Windham county organizations called
by the Brattleboro Board of Trade to
consider the formation of a county agri
cultural association was very hucccssful.
Fifty-three gentlemen were present,
representing seventeen towns. A pre
liminary organization was afTected.
The county will be canvassed for mem
bers and funds, and a meeting for per
panent organization will be called with
in two weeks.
This week's Factory Site Bulletin of
The Greater Vermont association cnlls
attention to the fact that the Sterling
company of Reading, Mass., which
manufactures hardwood household
novelties, mops, handles, etc, has rep
resentatives investigating throughout
New England for a suitable site for the
establishment of a new plant.
Any play which can play to packed
houses for eight consecutive weeks at
the Globe theater in Boston is worthy
of much attention. This is what "The
Rosary" did last winter. It comes here
Wednesday, January 29.
The Champlain Valley Traction com
pany will hold their annual meeting in
the Addison house parlors on Thursday,
February 6, at 1.30 o'clock.
The shipment of hay to the city
markets has been discontinued, owing
to the rough condition of the roads.
There is yet a large amount to be
shipped as soon as good sleighing
Mrs. Harry C. Shaw and three chil
dren of Bristol have been the guests of
Robert Easton and family the past
Itisrumored that Middlebury is to
have a new industry which will be a
concern to manufacture candy. It is
understood that they will wholesale and
retail their products all of which will be
William Steinbach, who has had
charge of the constructionof the under-1
pass at the railroad station, left on Sat- j
urday morning for Georgia, where he j
will have charge of a large contracting i
job. His family on Seminary street j
will remain in Middlebury for the present.
Mvs. Margaret Bessette, wife of Mar
cus Bessette, died at her home on
Washington street Sunday evening at
C:45 o'clock. Mrs. Bessette was 82
years old and was a resident of this
village many years. She had been ail
ing for some time and her death was
due to old age. The funeral was held
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her
late honie and the burial was in the
Catholic cemetery. The bearers were
Ira H. LaFleur, Isaac Lavonche, jr. ,
Necy Dorion, Napoleon Boudreau, Pat
rick Dillon and Daniel T. McCormick.
The Register is in receipt of a copy
of "The Star Spangled Banner" of
November, 18CG. It is a four-page
paper, 10x11, printed at Hindsdale, N.
1L, and is in a good state of preserva
tion. Also a five-dollar state bill issued
by the Troy, (N. Y.) City bank under
date of January 1, 1813. The bill is in
cxcellent condition and is made payable
to W. Howard. The namo of S. K.
Stow appears on the bill as cashier.
There isn't a section of the country
that Rowland and Clifford haven't sent
a company of "The Rosary" this year.
The play is still proving a big hitevery
where and will be seen at the Middle
bury opera house on January 29.
Our January Mark
Down Sale is
The most Extraordinary Bargains of The Season.
lllustroting Spring's Newest Styles
fl'ER 600 nnv, smart, prac
f I tical Spring sftlts! Over
2, 000 dhthict illustrations !
An absolutely complete assortment
of desinns for everything for
family wear. A superb issue!
Any Butterick Pattern FREE
WITH EVERY COPY-25c
Call at the pulltrn counltt anj luy a ropy to-Jay
E. P. CUSHMAN & SON
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