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BANNER m REFORMER
BENNINGTON, VT., JANUARY 1, 1903,
JN O. 40.
Two Houscs Burncd on Christmas
HOLIDAY JOY MARRED
Willlam Fischcr'a Famlly Wa$ Burned Out Just
ai Thty Were Holding Thelr Famlly
Tho resldonco of Willlam Flschcr on
Dowoy-St, wlth nearly all the contents,
was totally dostroyod by flro .shortly
after five o'clock Christmas morning.
Mr and Mrs Plscner aroso oarly to
propnro the Christnas trco for the ob
sorvance ol tho dny, according to old
Wh'le at work around tho treo tho
oil in a lamp bccamo lightcd and in
attempting to get it out of doors lt ox
ploded, scattering the oll ln all dlrec
tlons and qulckly communicatlng to
the wood work, whlch was soon in a
Tho chlldren, who numbor soveral,
wero gotten out tnostly in thelr nlght
clothes, and tho famlly saw thelr home
burn. A small part of tho furniture
was saved. Tho houso was sttuated so
far from a hydrant that thero was no
chanco for the firemon to do any work
wlth water. Tho house was insurod
for $800 and the furniture for $400,
whlch will tnostly covor the loss.
Mr Flscher is a weaver In tho blg
mlll and had dono tho largest part of
tho work on the bulldlng hlmself,
working mornings, nlghts and holl
days to completo it. Its loss just at
thia time comes particularly hard up
The house of James Busheo, tho flrst
ono above "Tho Rocks" on the road
to Woodford, was burned to the
grouud Christmas morning. Most of
tho contents, including clothing, etc,
were burned with it.
The flre took from a dofectlvo chlm
ney which burned out early in the
morning, Out it was supposed that all
had been extingulshed and Mr Busheo
went to his work. Three hours after
sorae luiiiber teanis passing discovercd
tho entlro roof ln flames, and no
chanco to savo tho bulldlng.
Thero was an insurance upon it of
fOOO whlch will about two-thirds covor
REV. S. McLAUGHLIN DEAD.
Departed Away at a Sanitarium in Cllflon
Sprlngs, N.Y., Friday.
Hev Samuel McLaughlin, who was
pastor of tho local Methodlst church
in 1894-95, died at a sanitarium in
Clifton Sprlngs, N. Y, Friday evon
ing last. He had osovere attack of
the grlp soveral 'months ago from
which he nover fully recovored.
This combinod with a stomach
trouble cnused him to go to tho sani
tarium. He made the trip nlono two
weeks ago and it wns supposed that
he was getting bottcr until Thursday.
His wife was telegraphcd for and she
reached his bcdslde boforo he died.
He had been for threo yoars pastor
of Ht Paul's Methodist church in Man
chester, N. H. His romains were cre
mated at Albany, tho funeral belng
held in tho same city.
Mr McLaughlin leaves a wifo, two
sons and a daugbtor, Many hero will
be pained to hoar of his doath.
Y.;M. O. A. Notcs.
Artbur J. Holden will addrosstho
Men's meeting on Sundny at 4 o'clock.
There will bo special music by a malo
Tho tnemborship contoso which has
beon in progress for the past few
weoks will olose Wednesduv oveninrr
are that the blue will wln.
On Thursday ovening at 0:30 the As
sociution will servo a supper to about
, 75 of its members and frlcnds.
Dr L, L. Deggett of Springflel'd,
supper will also bo served to the
funiors ou Friday evoning.
The Secret ofXoiiff Llf, ,
Oouslsts Inkecyloc; all tlio ruain organs ol
lobody to hcalthy, rcgular actlon, and ln
alckly dcstroylng deadly illscaeo gcrms.
tectrlc Blttcrs rcgulate Stomach, IJyer and
jilneys, purtfy the blood nnd glvo a. spleu
4 appetfte, Th y work wondcrs In curlng
' mis Discascs, I'onuipauon, uyepcpsla aml
lrarla. Vfgorous strengili and beaith n
"tvays fol'ow ibcfr uso. Ooly 00c. guarantccd
ij O. E Glbson, drugglst.
A Woiuau My:
Tbe flret bottle of tlic new mcdlclnc, Cal
ra Po vcnt, ct up niy ncrves ilkc turnlng n
iIo. I b gan to net good slccp After
1 1 felt huugry and , whea I smeit break
1 1 wwu't ions pcttlng down stalra. I
kcd up wngui anu airengm, and no won-
Ibeiievcinur ua m Kennciiy of Kon-
H. Y." AH drugplsts
Charles Frazer Brought Back From Rutland
On That Charjt.
Sherlff Willson returned' from Rut
land Saturday evenlng, bringing wlth
him Charles Frazer who is under ln
aictmontof burglary for onterlng the
Mattlson store in South Shaftsbury jn
Novembor, 1900. Tho post offlco was
located in the same building.
Frazer was ono of three persons who
wero counected with the affalr and alt
convicted in the U.y S. court at Rut
land. One of them, Wm Ralph, has'
completed his term of servlCo and been
discharged. Another one, Frank
Prlmroso, has another yoar to sorve
in Rutland on account of feis ccm-.
nectlon with tho robbery of tho polt
Ho is also under lndlctmont for
breaking lnto tho store. Tho sentonco
of Frazer explred Christmas day, and
as soon as reloased he was ngaln ur
rested on tho burglary charge. His
trlalwillnot como off until 'the Juno
term of tho court. Prlmroso is also
under indlctmont for burglary.
"IN HIS NAME."
100 Children Rcmcmbcrcd By
Thc Young Ladies' Club.
"Not What We Glvc But What We Shart,'
Tho Young Ladies' club sont out one
hundred Invltations to chlldren ln tho
town to an entcrtalnmeht to bo givon
at their rooms on Saturday afternoon
from 2 to 4 o'clock. Nearly overy
chlld holdlng a card was presont.
E. T. Grlswold loaned tho grapha
phono which furriished tho chlldren a
grcat treat. Games wero played and
stones told to amuse the little ones.
Later the door of the adjoining roora,
whlch was darkened for tho occasion,
was thrown open and a handsomely
decoratd Christmas tree was revealed
totbo oyos of the eager little ones,
somo uf whom it seems, Sunta had for
gotten to vislt. Tho children thon
marched lnto the room and the pros
ents wero distrlbuted, each ohild re
celvlng a bag of cundy, a toy, a pop
corn ball nnd a handkerchiof,
Rofreshmonts wero servotl whlch
cdnsisted of milk and an abundnnco of
boautiful cake which was made and
glven by the young ladies of tho club.
Tho cnndy was givon by tho diferent
morchunts of the town.
It is becoming an annunl thing for
thoso young ladies to search out
worthy children who havo had no
Christmas and invite them to their
rooms for a good time, nnd . they
should bo supported nnd encouraged
in their good work. Any chlld, who
for any rcason ls unable to nttend, is
sent his presents.
Thoro were ono hundred bnpplor
chlldren here ln our mldst Saturday
night through tho klndnoss and
thoughtfulness of the niembor of this :
A. Scleutlflc DUcotcrj'.
Kodol doca for thu itoniachtbat wbleb It '
iinnblctoforitself. even wban Imt s Igbtly
dlordcnd oi ovcr 'oadoi. Kodo suppllo
tbentturalju'ceiifortlijC tl-u aml Uooi tbo
workuftlK" siomaqli. reaxl g Ibo nervout
tcnslon, 'blle thp Iiiflatned ni'innl of ihnt
organ oro a lowcd to ml and Ifoil
dlj:cts wbt you eat and cnab es tlic mx b
niid illgstlve orgaus to tra-'Hfor .. uh foud
lnto rlch,- ri'd blood. Ti. A. Quln ..
ONE OF BENNSNGTON'S MOST
Tho Bannor and Reformor presonts
herowith the flrst of a series ofvlews
of some of tho many handsome spots
of natural scenory tliat are sa fi-equnt-ly
found ln thts vicinit. Th's is a
viow talren noar thc Pou t of Koi'ks"
Hon. O. M. Barbcr Writcs Lettcr
Showing Nccd of Chanc.
PROHIBITION A FAILURE
Prttent Law Vlolatcd at the R&l', of a Thousand
Timts a Ycar and Iti Ruults Db Not
The liconso law Issuo discussed bo
low in a lottar from Hon O M. Barbor
should bo of' interost and value to
overy reador in preparlng for the Feb
No man in Vermont knows tho ovils
of rho prosent prohibltory law botter
than Mr Bnrber, for the reason that
during his four years Usrm as stato
audltor he was dally brought faco to
face wlth potnts ralscd in tho attenjpts
to cnforco tho law. In audlting tho
accounts of tho varlous justices of tho
poaco ho waa called upon practlcally
to reviow the proccedlngs of pollco
and justico courts and he becamo
thoroughly famlllar with tho grotes
que, deraorallzlng and dangerous
foatures of tho law whlch we nbw havo
for tho flrst tlmo in 50 years an oppor
tunity to repeal. His lctter reods as
The question of tho adoption of tho
llcense law by tho peoplo on tlto flrst
Tuesday of February noxt ls ono of
Withln the proper limlts of a com
munlcation of this kind it is impossiblo
to make a full presentatlon of what I
concelvo to bo tho relatlvo merits of
the proposod license law and the pros
ent prohibitory law, and I shall at
this time contont mysolf by calling at
tentlon to a fow of the many, to me,
odlous provislons of tho prosont law.
Tho whole subject is a mntter of po
llco regulation. It ls conceded by
luost people that intoxicating llquors
will he hold oud. ought to Iw logally
proourable. Tho Prohibitory Lawia
lasel upon this assumptlon. Tlm
whole question, therefore is whetliap to
rognlate the trafflc by a so oalll Pro
hibitory law or a liuense law.
Prlor to 185.1, a license law existod
ip tliis state. In March of thnt year,
by a very small raitjorltj- vote, the
prohibitory law was adopted by the
people. With varlous amendmunt.s,
somo good, some bad, tlie law so
adoptud has slnce lwen eonttnued, and
ls the law today.
To aid us in determlnlng whether we
shall contlnue this law, it nmy bo pro"
fltablo to Inquiro If, undor It admlnls
tration, the traflle has been well regn
lated and govorned. I contend it has
During the last four years the total
number of crimlnal prosecutions be
foro justices nnd niuiilcipol courtK has
oxceeded on the nverage of .1000 annu.
aily. It ls iwrfectly safeto assume
that at loast 2000 annunlly of tlieue
wero for violations of the prohibitory
law, and lt is common knowledge that
thero are annually thousands of other
vlolntions of this law that nro not pro
secuted. I do not douht, nor do I
think it will bo contended; but thut
subsUntlully slmilar conditions have
m ilntnlned over slnee the prohibitory
TH1! HOAW.S'U m. NC.M I'T.OM fniNT (
looklng up tho "Roaring Brani'h"
towai-d Woodford. Tht entire road
from tho rocks to Woodford Holluw is
dotted With just sueh handsome spoi-..
Tho road is one of tho oldost In Wr
uiont and vls for many yenrs thf prln-
law was adopted. In tho forogolng
totals tlie number of prosecutions for
violations of tho prohibitory law in
CQUnty courts are not considered.
We- havo, thoroforo, alaw that for
half a century hns a.rpcord of thous
ands of violations annually and with
no prospect that tho conditions in this
rospect will bo matorinlly linproved.
Thousands of dollars nro paid ann
ually to prosecuto o'llendors under this
law, und although large sums nro re
ceived in flnos and costs from such
l)rosecutlons, it cannot, when all the
expensos of conductlng the same, In
cluding tlie oxpens$s and feos of courtfl,
ofllcors and jurors are considered, be
snfely contonded tlat the state has do
rived any not prc)flt thorefrom, It is
probably truo that there has been ann
ually a considerable net loss.
Tho prohibitory law providos that U
nn ollloer haa roaspn to belleve and
doos boliovo that intoxicating liquor is
kept or concoaled in any conveynnco,
bnggago or clothlng belng conveyed
uloug the highway, be shall search tho
samo without warrant. Can unyono
imagino a law moro violatlve of tho
rlghts of person orproportfean this?
A peacoablo, law nbldlng prohibltlon
1st who is taklng homo in his grip for
uso ln his famlly as a medibino under
a doctor's proscrlption, a bottlo of
wine, is, undor this statute, li'able to
have his grlp searched by oflicors with
out a worrant; tho wlne seiisd, ho
.suminoned heforo a maglstrate to show
causo why lt should not bo destroyod,
nnd all tho expensos of tho proceedlngs
taxed against him. It so decided by
tho court, ho may take an appeal to
tho county court by givlng surqty for
costs, but ho is deprived of tho wino
until tho court flnally ordors lt to bo
roturned to him.
Tho process of roplovin, which In
other instances raay bo Invoked to ro
covor property unlawfully selzod, is
donied him. Tho ofilcer need not sus
pect or bollove that the . wine is to bo
used for on unlawful purposo, as ls
gonorally provided in otlior parts of
tho law, but need only boliovo that lt
ls bolng carrledr alo'ng tho highway.
If ho so boliovos he shall search.
Havo wo fallen so low us to need this
inquisitorlal law? It will not do for
tlw prohibitlonlst to say this law is
not onforcod. It is tho law. It is n
bad law. It cannot be justifled and it
ought to be repealed.
Of the same eliaracter ls the statute
whlch providw that R eommon oarrier
who brings inlo, r dellTers ln the
stttte for noottw person X rtcept&ote
oapable of holdlnif intoxlcilting liquor
unless it it. legibly marktJl wlth the
name of tho person to whom it is sent
or dellvered, shall be flned not loss
tlian twenty-fiTe dollars.
Tliere may be no intoxicating Hquor
In lt, tho party sendlng tho receptaolo
muy y one of Ute raost law abldlng
of our oitlsens, yet thu sendlng or de
livei'y of a barrel or otlier vessol cap
ablo f holdlng liquor, unraarked, is
a orime. Why?
Prohlhltlon does not prohlblt; nor
does lt satlsfaotorily rognlate. Tho
prosont law tends by it ejUrerae and
inqultltorinl provislons, to brlng all
law into dlscredit and the courts into
disrespeet. It invites porjury and an
attemlant train of evils. Tlie people
hnve leen growing inure nnd moro
restlve nmler lt HdrainistntUon. Why
not have sonwthing else? If the pro
posod license law does not serve our
purpose, we oan again embraco pro
hibition By udoj'ting n liconso law
we are not nmrried to it forover.
Tliere is no danger but that in the
etfd, the people will seUle tlils muttor
nnd rlghtly. To me lt seems that each
cipal Htato thoroughfaro betwoenTrov
and Brattleboro. Shuded on botn
id t.v ii'gn IniN, oovpivd "with plne
f d-i i ...! iio now frequcntly
.r-. u r it io jj'i' sur go into rai
t ir" a'.nut ti.i i s that constantly
chjr.jc l.if re '
Local Observation of Greatesi of
MANY SOCIAL EVENTS
Only Drawback To Completc En)oymtnt Of
llollday Week Waj Lack of Snow
" For Slelshrldinj.
Christmas day was observed much
as usual this yoar in Bennington. All
tho inllls were shut down, post ofllce
and banks closed, and but few busl
ness placos were open after tho noon
hour. Everyone, howevor, regretted
the lack of snow enough to furnlsh
Tue day was ushered in with raid
Ightmass at both of the Catholic
churches, the services belng well at
tended. Thoy wero repoated at 10 a.
m. Thero was early communlon at
St Peter's church at 7 and another
celebration and full choral service at
At noon tho members' of Taft Com
mandery asscmbled ln their asylum
and partlcipated ln tho followlng sen
tlmont to Most Emlnent Grand Com
mandor.IHenry Bates Stoddard: "May
our order undor your sway becorao
the noblest champlon of Christian vlr
tues." Tho Grand Commander's ro
sponse was, "SlrKnlghts, may each
so live and act that we may exempllfy
tho teachlngs of tho Blessed Enian
uel." Tho Christmas Greeting of
Grand Commander, Daniel P. Web
ster, K. T. of Vermont, was road to
tho Slr Knights.
Mohegan Trlbe, I. O. R. M., held
open house and served a sproad such
as tho noblo Indian of yoars ago novor
droamed of. A principal portlou of
tho mecu wns a 24-pound turkoy,
"done to a turu."
At the Soldiers' Homo an elaborato
dinner was served. In tho ovoning
thoro was a gatherlng in the largo dln
ing room at which timo the Christmas
gifts that had beon rccolvod from dif
ferent W R. C.'s ln tho state were dls
trlbutod, every merabor of tho Homo
Jailor Russell served to his board
ors a dinnor conslsting of turkey,
runshcd potato, cranberry sauco, nnd
all the "fixlns" that go with it, onding
by glvlng each ono a cigar.
Landlord Willard ontertalned a
number of the village people as woll
as transtent nnd permanent boarders,
wlfh a dinnor fit for a klng. At tho
Amerlcan nnd Webstor houses the
sproads wero such that none of thoso
prosent wont away hungry or dlssatls
In the afternoon tho young people
gathercd on Benton's pond whero the
ico was ln flno condltion for skating:
No acoidonts occurred to mar tho fos
tlvitios of tho occasion.
In the-evoning there woro soveral
gatherings. About 75 young lads and
raissod attonded tho rccoption in Arm
ory hall in honor of Mastor Henry A.
Root, who is spending tho holidays at
his homo. Qulto a numbor of oldor
porsohs wero also prosont und assisted
in recelving tho guosts as they carao.
The masters of ceromonlos wero Sam
uel Ilawks, Wolllng Thatcher, Charles
Donnolley and the young lad ln whoso
honor tho rece'ptlon was givon. Danc
ing was indulged in from 8 until 11,
undor tho directlon of Miss Clara Ray
tff North Adaras. Dalnty rofrosh
monts woro sorved nnd whon tbe young
peoplo loft lt was with many a wish for
a happy Now Year to all who wero
votor who bolioves in a chango, owos
tho duty to hlmsolf and to the stuto to
seo to it that not only his own vote ls
east, but that each other votor who so
bolioves does likowisc.
Our frionds. tho prohlbitionists, nro
organized and will mako a desporato
flght fOr tho rotentlon of thelr pot law.
They oUght not to win. Thoy cannot,
u'nloss thoso who boliovo in castlng oll
the worn out garmonts of'alloged pro
hlbitlon, lot tho flght go by dofault.
O. M. BahhRr.
Thoro is ono inent market in town
that advertisos quulity and not raoroly
prlco. It solls quality moats only nnd
moasi)red by tho vnluo you get, it is
Bonnington's bestmarkot; That whlch
you eat cannot bo too good quality
not quantity rankes for henlth and
good digestion. Proprletor has beon
many yoars in the businoss and servos
many of tho best tablos ln nnd noar
Bennington. What is his name? Plke,
the Old Cornor Meat Market. Flno
lot of chlckens on sale today.
Bean tha A Kind You Hara Alwajs Bcogtt
H E IS A MODEST YOUNG HERO
If ever a young man deserved
tho cross of tho Legion of Honor for
courage, that man is Forrost L. Jep
son, son of Mr and Mrs Georgo H.
Jepson of this village who, though
only 10 years of ngo, has saved no
less than four lives at the rlsk of his
Young Jepson is a vigorous specl
men of henlthy young manhood, fond
of-out door llfe and athletlc sports,
and of just the stuff to make heroos.
His record as a llfe saver is as foliows:
A week ago Saturday Will Hollis-
er, wbllo skating on Benton's pond,
hroke through tho ice nnd went under
, und would'have drowned had not Jep
son dovo in and pulled the lad out.
Last Spring, during the hlgh water,
Elmer Spencer, a small boy, fell into
tho racewny of tho Vnlentlnemill whero
lit was some 12 feet deep. Tbo suction
carrlcd him dawn and held him and he
could not possibly have gotten out had
not Mastor Jepson plunged ln and,
IVaw at the Town and iVIUage Told
Urleflr For IJmy Itcndcn.
Lafayetto, tlie little son of Samuol
Lyons, is reported quito ill with fever.
Mrs Edith Whlto and duughtor Bes
sle nro visltlng frionds in Troy nnd
Now York city.
Jnmos L. Ross of Hooslok Falls
spent Sunday wlth Charlos Wordon on
Atlaraa streot. -t
Rov W. II. Washburne will hold re
ligious services in the Chapol noar
Hlrara Denlo's noxt Sundny afternoon.
At tho Methodlst church noxt Sun
day morning the pastor, W. H. Wash
burne. will snoak on "Work of tho
Epworth Longue;" and ln the ovening
Thero will bo "Watch Night" sor
vices in tlio Methodlst church this
(Wednosday) ovening, from ten to
twelvo o'clock. Tho Epworth League
will have chargo during tho flrst hour.
The rooms on tho second iloor . of
tho Park fyock on South-St, that are
to bo used by tho munioipnl court, nro
bolng preparod as fast as thoy can be.
Tho walls nnd colling are bolng newly
kalBomtnefl, tho woodwork newly
pafnted. Tho ofllcos will probably bo
ready for uso tho flrst of noxt week.
Tho Sundny school of StPoter's
church hold tholr Christmas entertain
ment at tho Parlsh houso Tuesday
ovening. A program was carrled out,
conslsting of music und rocitations,
ico cream and cako were soryod after
whlch tho children woro glven bags of
candy nnd gifts from a Christmas treo.
Rov W. K. PlomondonJ for somo
tlmo asslstan curato nt St Francls do
Sales church, later in chargo of the
ralsslons nt Pownal and Readsboro,
has been appolnted pastor of tho re
cently organized parish and church in
Burllneton. known ns St Anthonv's
pnrish. For tho last two years ho has
boen in charge of tho church nnd nar-
lsh nt Bfandon. Ho is succeoded in
tho lntton placo by Rov J. J. Boyle of
Includfcd in tlie reiM3rtoiro of the
Gormand & Ford Co, who appcar at
tlio Library hall for ono week, com-
inenclng, Monday nlght, January Ctli,
aro somo of tho great3t dramatic suc-
cossosof the dny. Sapho, Kathleen
Mavoureon, and tho Princo ofLinrs
ospeclally, with tlioso vorsatllo actors, ,
Harry Gormand nnd Bart Ford, in
the loading rolos, aro nttractiohs
whlch should not fall to brlng out an
nttondeuco that should test thc capac-
ity of tho houso.
Mr nnd Mrs Goo B. Lawrence gnve
a dinnqr party Christmas in honor of
tholr guests, Franklin Houso and Mrs
C. W. Beebe, mother of Mrs Lawrence.
Covers wero lald for twolvo, Col nnd
Mrs Olin Scott, Mrs Lyman W. Clark,
Mr and Mrs E. W. Bradford, Mr and
Mrs GeoAlbro wero among the num
ber, all aro couslos of olther Mr or
Mrs Lawrence, excopting Mrs Brad
ford who is 8lstor to Mr Lawrence.
Christmas gifts were oxchanged, the
gontlemen being especially favored.
Th' party wos a rlght. morry one and
heartlly enjoycd by all prosent.
after hard battle wlth the current,
brought him out.
Two years ago boy named Haekf it
gpt into deep water n6or the leo housc
and the swlft current corried him un
dor tho lce from where ho wna rescued
by young Jepson,
Tho fourth Instance of his valor nud
quick wlt. was during a campln? trip.
He and a companlon were taklng a
long swlm and tho other boy bwain&
exhausted and gave -Jepson a hard
struggle to get him ashore.
Forrest Jepson is gresident ofhis
class, that of '00 ln the Bennington
hlgh school, nnd was captaln of the
hlgh school footbftU tcam lasffally He
ls a cloan raanlj youth of great prom
ise. He always makes llght of his
own prowess and modestly refuses ta
accopt tho plaudits due him torhliv
This sketch and plcturo wero obtaln
ed without the young man's knowl-
Stw ot flie own aml rillage Tolrt
Urlellx tnr Ilnr Iteadcrt.
George M. Hawks ls ln EWe, Pa.,
for a weok. -
Miss Maud Taylor ls visitlne rela
tives ln Manchester.
Mrs Annio Edgerton wns in Man
chester Saturday visltlng.
G. Louis nnrwood of Chester is nt
home hare for a fow days.
Mrs E. B. Patterson Is siiondlnj: u
fow days with her sisters in Albany.
Mosos Ditpuls of Manchester spent
Now Year's day wlth frionds in town.
Sixty eouplo attended tlie Assembly
soclal in'Foresxers'-hall last evenlng.
Chns Barnoy of Cornell Unlversity
is spending his holiday vacatlon at
St Mary's Guild will serve their
usual supper nt tho Parish house next
Covernor McCulIough went to New
York Monday afternoon and -will re
Tlie Guide Board Sunday school
was proscnted t Chrisfmns time wlth
$75 by Soyraour Vnn Santvoord of
Miss Allce Morso lis takon the po.
sltion of stenographer for Bntcheldor
& Batos, vice Mrs Bessie May Gokay,
Goldsmlth's orchestrn will go to
Monclioster tiJlg ovxniDg and play for
a soclal dance at the Unionoiera
house. x - a
Mra B. F. Poor of North Adaihs
and .Tudson AndrewS of Manchestdr
spent Christmas day with Mr and Mrs,
Wm E. Balloy.
At tho dedlcatlon of tho, VMha rw
morlal hall in WMmln'gton Tuesday
ovoning, Mrs A. P. Childs was nresent
and sang soveral local solectlons.
Miss Agiies J. Wnlsh
J. Caten havo returned to their homes
lnnuunnu aftor a weoks' visitwith
Mr and Mrs W. H. SlblOv of rint.
Mr and Mrs So'v'mour Vn.n Rnm.
vflord will celobrate tholr flfteenth wed-
uing annivorsary Saturday evoning
with a receptlon nnd dnnnlnrr nt. thait.
homo at Washington Park in Troy.
oovorat piacos woro visited by tho
local polico last ovenln.'- mi intnvt.
cating llquors found ln oach. In one
placo a harrol of nln thnt
tappod thts morning wnr, r. und nnd
Thoro w as a lawro
Guldeboard last evoning when tlie
tiunuay scnool had a pleusant time In
songs, rccitatlons, etc. Two large
Christmas trees woie lnil
ents for old and young, and an enjoy
ablo tlmo was had by all,
Noxt Sunday at the Sppnrwi nnn.
gregational church will bo ohsnrvWi no
Now Yoar's Sunday. The reception
of membors and tho Sacrament nf th.
Lord's Supper will be observed in the
morning, the themo of the sermon bo-
mg, "jrom strensth to Stmmrfh
In tho ovening thero will bo special
inuHic ana uio pastor will speak upon
- juoginnings ojwanbood."