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BElSOsfXNG-TON,- VT., 'felDAKlL 14, 1899.
THE BENNINGTON SHOE STORE.
On account of retiring from businesjj
ALL GOODS 10ST B SOLD OUT
BEFQRE MAY 1st NEt!
Another series of extraordinary reductions 3n our large store in or
der to. diapose of entire stock of liigh ,grade Shoes, Slipper, Qxford Tiesx
etc, within the uext- 80 days.
Without exceptlon; early and secure first choice. .
THE BENNINGTON SHOE STORE,
New Eitchie Block
' OSrSole, Agent in Bennington county for Soroals Shoes.
VV. G. Rlriiardson, TECUMSEH
Also a coraploto llno of
PAINTS, OILS AND VARNISHES,
A OfblilALI !
G. A. Russell Lumber & Goal Co.
CONTRACTING AND BUILDING,
All kinds and qualities of
A full line of
Builder's Hardware, Stove 'Wood, Paints and Oils,
C. B. EV1ARCH, 208 Depot Street.
The next thing to be thinking about is your
We have thera, fresh 1898 crop, true to nanie and at right prices.
L. C. HOLTON,
The School Street Green Houses, - Bennington, Vt.
As per EEPORT of
HON. F. A, HOWLAND,
Secretary of State, and
HON. JOHN L. BACOKT,
State Treasurer, .
The INSURANCE COMDUSSIONERS for the STATE of VERMONT
the GAINS and LOSSES of INSDRANCE IN FORCE fnr 1898 over 1897 of
the REGULAR MUTUAL LIFE INSDRANCE COMPANIES doing bnsiness
in vermont, is as lonows
Naiional of Vt.,
Hutnal Life of.N. Y.,
New York Life,
State Mntnal, f
"Insurance Gained" and NOT "Insurance written" is the TRUE
MEASURE of progress.
The NORTHWESTERN is reeognized as the BEST DIVIDEND
paying company in the United States ; and the persistenoy with which
lts policy-holders maintain their polieies eviuces their appreciation of
L. P. & L S. NQRTON,
General Agents for Vermont
Opera House Block, Bennington, Vt,
GREENHOUSES, Teleptione 8-6.
pass the door. '
Of Every Descfipfion is to be Found
at Our Yard. WeHavethe Largest,
and Best Assorted Stock in ttiis
Parf of the
009 rwo "
Vrorn all polnts T.oo A. M
' .North nnd Doston S.lOAiJ
", South. KmI nnil Wmt.. .vVO-SO A. M
Woodford, Vt. ,..,t,ai.30Ai
' Northof Uutland..h. 1.MP.M
" SouUi, Katt and West, IUO P. M
" Albany. N. Y 4.20 1. M
" Troy, a any and cohoos C.M v. M-
" Hutland and North, OWl'.Ji
" lortli Bennington, OJO A.M.,S.t0. 0.35 1. M,
Malis derart froni nost oflliie:
l'or 8outh, East and West. 7.25A, M.
" Itutlahd and North olKutland,... 8.4J A. M.
" South. Eajtand Wcst,..j 12,20 r.w,
" Woodford, 1". V
'"North, all polnts..., 2.2TP.M,
' Troy, South, .East and west, B.OOP.M,
" All nnhtra
0.00 P. M.
HennInKton,7.28 A. M.,25T, 5 00 P. M.
lt?gistered niIl closes at 2.00 r.M.
AKTHUR J; DEWEY. 1 M.
New Advortlsomonts In Thla Issuo
Anothor nigSale E. 15, Ifart.
The Elght Tfrae-J. T. Slturtleft.
Sprlng Stylfts-Wj H. Fr'pir & Co. ,
Brylish Vell, Free Mfas C'S, Keyes.
Hiimellght OlMtandard oll Company.
Singer BcwIngSIachlne's J. 0. Harwood.
Chlldren Haven't A"njf ltosppfit O. O.Cole.
Jlcn's Teu Dollar Sulta JluHlgan ftlloohe.
Lyman H. Howo's nioviDgpioturos
will appenr at Library hall, Monday,
Uerbert Hiird, wbo bas bean driv-
mt! uibson's baltnry ivaKOD for soma
tirap bas started ,la busincss for him
sblf Id tbo Gnvin battory on Oounty
On nDotbor pago wlll bo found nn
articlo written for, tbo Chicago Rocurd
by 0. S. SoYerntico, a fdrmer editor of
tho Baubor. It givoa ao InterestlDg
and uuggnstivo jpalght ioto practical
cbaritabla work ag it is carrlod on Id
Uettveen Novembor 1 and April 1,
elev.en oxarai'natlons were madu In tho
State Laborutory in Burllogtoo, in re
aponso to calls froni Bennington ooun
ty naraely, 4. ii) dlpbtberia caaes, 1 of
typhold fovor, 5 of tuberoulosis and 1
Df .palaria. . t
Della Fox In tbo "Eittlo Host
Tbere were also'parties from Rutland,
Manchester and many other aurrouod
ing tawns, to wboin ber "prostratioa"
wa.1 a great disappointmoLt.
Tbere is a scarcity of stove coal in
town aod local dualera are anxiously
ivaiting for de!nycd sbipmenls to
"catob up." Tho laok of coal Is at
tributed to tho htrgo dealers who aro
bangmg on to tbnlrsupply until prices
go up, At pre,sent tbore has been an
advancu of 25 coots per ton, inaking
tbo prico C50 instead of 0.25 as for
raorly. A travelling roan rogistered nt tbo
Putnam last evening, wbo bad a nar
row oscapo from tbo liotel firo in Bel
lows Falls. Ho was surrounded by
tbo flames an eacb fl'oor, bis room bo
iog in tbo third story. Wben tbo Ore
broko out be did not tbink it was in
tbo botel, and coctinued his sluaibers.
It cvas almost toc late wben bo was
forcod by a firoraaa to leave tbe burn
Misfortunes are sometimes bless-
ings in Uisgmso. Tbe Hawks block
flro wbich seemod sucb n loss at tbo
tirue of it3 occurronce bas bean tbo
moans of giriug a number of men era-
ployment for a tirae. Tbo stone ma-
sons aro now at work on tho block lay-
mg tho foundation for a now collar.
Tbo new block wbich is being orectod
will, wben completod, bo far aboad of
tbo one wbich formeriy occupiod tbis
The remains of Mrs. Bridget
Uaugbn, who uled at ber bome in Co
hoDS last Wednesday, aro expeotod to
armo bore at 3:10 p. ni., to-niorrow.
The interment will take placo at tbo
bill comotery, ber grandchildroj nct
ing as bearers. Mrs. Baughn moved
here witb ber busband about tbe year
1810 and livcd bero until 1875, wben
sbe moved to Coboes. Her busband.
diod about 30 years ngo in this vil
lago. Doceased was 70 years of oge,
An enterprising morcbant in Jloo
sick Falls has offored 85 to tbe person
who drives to that village from tbo
farthest polnt and registers at tho
"Democrat" ofllce, betwoen now and
May 1. Incidontnlly too, it will be
neccBsary for tboso cOmpeting to trado
at least one cent's wortb at tbe atore
of tbo mercbnnt making the offor.
Tbis Ind jcoment is to oncourogo peo
plo to tako advnntago of tbe excollent
facilities wbich Hoosick Falls mer
cbants oiT-r for shoppers, A fino lap
robo will .bo given to tho farmer noar
est tbo village who rnnkes the largest
purcbaso at that storo any tlmo boforo
Mayl. . '
X5ti: " '
-h PMgot a special sobool raeeting
ptiei'Sf Itf anothor oaluntn. Tbis cal
natBWU ffiflllows the action taken at
tho rfg,iaeetlng in Marcb.
y'MJettora remaining uoralleu
fpilDjlo3tomce at Bennington, for
the "'eweodlDg April 10: Pitrou
A1Iatf 'W Corer' H- R- Hainer, Jos
opb 4r.(i, 131, Nicbolas Ward,
FeorifaJfiTunard, Mrs. Caroline Col
Has, fligllliza Raltcr, Mrs. L. 0.
Vasa. , ffi-
A'inonn pbys'ician in thevil
laga iolttedin "Ad." in last .Frl
day'alMj'ortho Banner, ndvcrtising
u iibacWlbr&ale. He bad a custom-
pext tnorning. Thid is simply
trata-thn v.ii nn nf h Tlnniior
','nicK returns ana goort
ablt from ab "Ad." in this
CftSjute lire- oscapo was ready
foKu'saT'tbe performnnce at Library
Hfill'.'uesiiay evening, but nobody
bo(.D to use it. It is wortb
somoWtghovvevoi', to know that tbis
ver) TMitivo roeans of leaving a
bfaggn a burryis within reach.
Affl oic(Jot prevention is worth sev-
sral csHojds of cure, aod it is nlways
wnll eaopjb to bo on tbo safa side,
, Tb1postponed annual meeting of
tbe bacdwas beld at tbo rooms last
Mbnda'f iwith a large number in at
tendan;e$,Koport3 of .tbe year's work
and thj condition of tbis escellent in
stiiotio.n jrere read by 'tbe secretary
and treasurer aod opprovod. It was
found tbat the organization is in bet
tercotdition flnanoially tban it bas
ever bsonfbefore. Tbe following ofli
cers vsrelected to sorve during tho
enaulnsr yearj-Prosident, Fred Har
monj tl6o" presideut, Artbur Moore;
secreta'Cbarles Fraser; treasurer,
V. L.Qokayr business manager, W.
Li LoajjjBxecutive committeo, Fred
Sticklest Ff ed Paokard and Lawrence
L4GoUj It wau votod to retain lt.
O.OasmHb as leader for tho coming
.Fiieil services for tbo lata Wil
liaoi ticppbell wore beld at tbo resl
dene, tin Main Btreet, Wednesday
forenotr. 'and a very. largo attcndance
stestttl foitho comtnunny'a, S'rrqw :J
Oampel bad livod for ao'ae tiiW
Rev, 'h is. R. Soymour ofllciuied,' as
sistodbj Ber. W. M. Johnson of Co
boes, m Jsic being furnished by a
mixedql artetto ironi tbo Socond Con
gregato'i al church choir, Many beau
tiful fir il ofTenng') woro sent in by
sympah' zing frends. Tbe bcarors'
were Jl a U. Riley of Coboes, Oeorge
Thomp a of Chicago, Frnok Hydo
and Wl am D. Haytree of Benning
ton. It o re nnins woro tnken to Cas
tleton,! . y on tho 12:40 tialn, bo
ing esPlted to tbe depot by 3a mom-
i. . . .
bcrs ol lount Anthony Lodgo, F. A.
M., ofi hich fraternity Mr. Campboll
was a t jmber.
Tfl; ndge by appearances, L. W.
Redirijtbn, who went from Rutland to
Now Yc k years ngo to practlce law. is
not unl kely to mako quito a little ex
citetDectin tho legislative investiga
tion oo i on in New York and directcd
against Tammaoy.. Mr. Rudington is
a deaiocrat and rcpresenta tbo 31tb as
scmblyldistrict in legislature. He was
formeriy a Tammaoy man. but voted
contrarr to tbat. organizatlon some
time agp and now bas a flgbt on bis
bands. : Boss Croker deman'ds bis res-
ignatiop and is angry because he does
not rec iro it, but nccordlng to the'
New V(rk Sun, Mr. Redington will
not resign. Instead bo may toll tbe
Mazotetrs a few tblngs about Croker's'
rule of Tammaoy hall, wbich he.,
knows, and whicb if told may not bo
to tbo credit of the Bcss. Crokar
knows this nnd is worriad over it and
conseqtteDtly ia doing all in bis power
to get Mr. Rcdington's reslgnation,
but tbe probabilities aro tbat Mr.'
Redington will bo called iia a wltness
Tbo storo of "Winslow & Co.,bas beeb
connectcd witb tho tolophone ox
cbangr, and six or eigbc more new Bta
tions are to bo put in'very soon.
Tba more tbo merrier. Evory new
pbone added to tbe liat makes tbo ex
cbange of just so murh greater valuo
to all tbe other subscrlbers; and Ben
nington can profitably uso an oxten
eivo exohange. Tho pbono ia a con
venicnt tbing to bavo In the house,
the storo, or tbo oDlce.
Business is humming nt the North
Bennlngtot Soap Worka, Two bun
dred and flfty cnsos of their goods
wtre sbipped yestorday to Malone, N.
Y and Wjere are many largo orders
" Thcro isn't the 8light?st oxcus for
dlrt gctting too cocspioubus wbile
todp is boing turnc'd out at tbl3 rate.
"A KETTLE OF FISH."
PUt on by Homo Talent-Flnanclal
and Dramatlc Success-Manage-niont
of tho Art Loague Happy.
One bundred and tbirty riollara wero ,
put intc tbe Poblic Scbuol ArtLeaguo
treasury ns the rosult of "A Kdttla of
Fish," prosented at Library Hall last
Tuesday evening, by lical talent. It
was n dramatio auccess also, and gavo
genuino pleasuro to tbe large number
oT people who witnessed it. Tbe com
edy is a brigbt one, full of appreciablo
hits, nnd tbe audlonce aided matorial
y in its successfUl preseutation on
this occasion by taking bold of the
plot from tbe outset, following.its do
velopment closely, and gonerb'usly ap
plauding tbo poinrs mado by tbe per
formors. Not a b reak occurred from
start to linisb, and tbe interesting sit
uations wbicb matornlize soon after
tbo beginniDg of tbo first act were
brnught out witb oxcollob't o'ffect.
Miss Lulu Bolden, in tho leading
charncter of "Mrs. Salmon," was per
fectly at bome, planoing for her bus
band's famo and bor daughter's' raatrl
raonial nlliance in a way tbat dellght
ed her audlence ond proverl her the
posaessor of much drartat'C ability.
Mis's Lila Mottison, ns '"Rosa' Sal
roorl, " olso did finely, ontoring witb
refreabing spirit into ber encounters
witb "Grarling" and winning bor
sharn of commendation. Miss -Amy
Surdara was eneroetic and effe'c'tivo as
"Mnud." ond ably seconded her
raotbcr's ondoavora to point n.moral in
busband-choosiog. ' Miss Npllie M.
Coflov rnade a bit as "Minna," the
maid, and did some clerer,soubrette
work. osneciailv in bor scen'e" with
"Pcscatore." Dr. RbsS bad ttfe'audi
ence with him from tho Btart, ond
gavo a capital impersonationof "Fred'
nrick Salmon,"- an ndopt at plagiariz
iog nnd not at all averae to "colledt
ing materials" for 'a sboioty noTel,
W. G. Rlcbardson's vocabulary. ond
Eestures as "Signor Pescatoro'' were
anronns. nad tho bousd was nuiok
to aqcord bfni, hls sbaro.of the bonors;
as tho priqoa's emlssary. sne was t
VI. Cl. Ctifihman as "iPaulV
nnl and wlfely "discipline." Paul
Harroan did 'some eood amateur work
as "Grayliwr," tho lover of "Rosa,'
and wns'tJuly reparded for the pors'ist
ent nressine of his-suit. J. W. Sault
appeared ip 'thn rolb of "Dr. Pollock,"
a scborno-workor, aod also as po9traan,
Oarry Mfttison ana'Tarrant Slb.ley as,
sisted as raesengerS'.' " ' v
Mucb of tlio success of tbo eroning
was due to Dr. J. I. Cocbrano's carb
ful direction and closo watcbing as
atage manager; ns well as to the earn
est oflofts of MrsJ. L. Alger of the
Art League'a oxecutivo committeo.
The jstage furnishlngs were looked
af tcr by Mrs. Qoorgo Graves, and tho
handsomo furnituro used in tho second
and.tbJrd.act3 was ganorously. loaned
by Walbridge. Tbe music for this oc
casion. was furnisbed by the Graded
SchobTofchestrn under Prof. Downs
leadetshjp, and was ojcellent. ..'
Aftor tbe, play the nrtistio postera
usedlto-advertlso it woro.sold by Hom
AP Cbilds as auctloneer, $10 bolng
rea'lfzed from' tbe ale. Tbo ribction
eer infprspersed considerable hn'mo'r"
With his calls for bids, and many per
sons lingered for a part in this altor
featuro .'. ,
l ' 1
-f . -r
To. Opera Hp,uso-,was crowdpd, .to
tbed'oors 4ost Wednesday evening to
see Della Fox and her company in
"Tbtf'Little Host." -Many from sur
rou'ddin'g towns wero'prfisent and great
was tbe disappofntment wben it w'as
annouoced tbat, pwlng to an atlacK'o'f
nervo'us exbaustlon tbo star would be
unable to appoar tbat evening. Tho
raanagoment of tbo Opera House were
consi Jernbly non-plussed" at tbis unox
pe'cted turn'ot 'airairs, but' thoy Woro
in no'wise responsible for it, apd tho
cortiflcate of ..a- local physiclan who
vlsl.ljod the actress at the , Putnam
House wasjroduced in proof of tho
genuinones3 bf tho nlleged -indisposi-tion.
The udionce " wero givpn a
chance to get tboir monoy back'if thoy
felt diHsatisficd, but only one man took
ndvantage of tbis ofror. It
was a bad' break.os the publjcjrenor
olly feel bettor wben tboy ge,t whdt is
ndvcrtisod to.be given tbem ; but- nat-urally-nobo'dy
uould regret tbis partlo
ular occurrence any moro tban tbe lo
cal managomont. ,
Tho Samo 'Old Tuno. r
Tbe frogs aregiving symphony con-certa-in
all thasubnrbs in the,evcn
ings now. Their musio as old !as na
ture, but nobody flnda fault With it.
Made from most highly re
fined grapecreamof tartar,
Makes pure, delicious,
THE FOURTH BANQUET.
Monumont Lodgo, K. of P., Colo-
brates lts Annlversary wltn aproa
Thirty-Hve members of Mb.nument
Lodge, No. 8, Knigbts of Jb'ythias, sat
down to a banquot at tbe American
House last nigbt at about ten, and
finishod tbe celebration of their anni
versary at 1:30 this morning, after a
vcry enjoyable sooial occasion.
Landlord Packer sorved an excollent
ten course dinner, wbich bept.abe-
company fairly busy for the tlrst two
hours. Tbo viancs were vnriBd
enougb, and flaflicfently propared, ' to
suit an epicure, and tbe Bpread was.
generally complimented by tbe guestaJ.
Wben coffed was broubt in and oicars
bad baen lighted, Cbancebor Com-'
rannder Habberly rappoc! for nttentiori t'r
and goi-it. Cben, after referring
tbis pleasant annual custouo of cele
brating, into wbich the lodgo bad fair,
en, he proceeded to introduce, witb',
opproprinto preliminaries, Heveral
members of tbe lodge, wbo responded.
brieQy to tbese toastB:
"Tho Good of the Order" Grand' '
Cbancello.r G. M. Rowoll.
"Tho Educational Eleinent in tho-Order"-Prof.
J. L. Alger.
"Tbe Social Work" VicevCbancel-
lor A. W. Bfaisted. '
'Tntf'Business Man ondtbVOrdor,
tfnrry'C. Cole. - -"Tbo
Law" E. C. Bennett.
"TbeLadtes"-F. H. Battles.
"Our Viditors" J. 11. Livingstoni
and J. W Sault.
Monument Lodge is in excel'ont con?
dition, botb as to tbe personnol of itJ
tueiriberahip and its Unancee, and .
tbcse unnual "outings" serva to em-
pb'anize the social side of the work and
oreate added interest in tbo dceper
nnd moro substantral-part of tbo fra- ,
Tho Darker Sldo.
Mrs. Edward d. Macie, a Barnard
town vbarge, .is under arrest for tbo- ,
murder of ber infant son. Her bus
band is said to be in North Hartland,, ,
having deserted her last June. Sbe
bas beon despondent and Sunday
morning ?ave botb tho cbildrcn lauda
num and took n dose borself witb sui
cidal intont. Tbe baby dicd, but the
motber and tbo- otber cbild wer
Poter Davis of Northfield drank
quantity of carbolic acid wbich bohad ,
miutaked fora spring medicine, and
died in -a fow minutes. -
Georgo Manning is on," trial at St.
Albnns for tho murder of ono Ledoux,
at Georgia,'. Bomo time ago. '
Exohange a teh-dpllar hill for on&
of our, All-Wool Spring Suits in
Blue Serge, Black Worsteds, Cassi
meres and ' Pancy Plaids. Yom
never saw.apy thing like them for
the monoy. r .
l pp uoat is wv.$
Cufc and made in tho height pf.
fashion; Italian Cloth lined, bilk:
sleeve Jinings, strap
bacic anu ny iront. rn
Working, shirts fqr men and boys,
strong nnd well made, light nnd
dark colors,"all sizes, 50 cents, guar
anteed to be the bestv
Low Prlce Casli Clpildtrsand.Furnlshers.
dulligan & RocHe
400 .Main St.; Bennington.
lleii's $10 Suits.
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