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THE VERMONT PHCENIX, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1905.
THE PUTNEY COLUMN
Mr. P. 8. Hannum. '
Undid L, (Putnam) Hannumt'Ys, wlfo
of Putney .S. IInnnumt died about 2.30
o'clock Monday after a year's Illness with
henrt disease, which had confined her to
her bed since Jan. 1. Sho was one of five
children of George W. and Luclndd Put
nam and was born In Ahdover, this state,
March 10, 1830. In 1852 sho was married
to Albert Parkhurnt of Andover, who
died March 31 1869. She was marri
ed tn Putney S, Hannum of Weston
March 21, 1861, and they lived on a farm
In Weston until they came to Putney 24
years ago last January. The funeral was
held at the house at 2.30 o'clock yester
day, llev. N. D. Parsons of Enfield, Conn.,
formerly pastor of tho Baptist church,
and llev. A. S. Buzzell, the present pastor,
officiating. Mr. and Mrs. P, A. Burdltt
and Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Plfleld sane. Tho
body wns taken to Weston today for
burial. Mrs. Hannum was a member of
. the Baptist church. She was devoted to
her home and friends nnd was respected
by tho entire community. Bho Is sur
vived by her husband and four children,
Etta M., wlfo of H. E. Gassett of Putney,
Fred B. Hannum, who lives on the homo
farm, William P. Hannum, of Pino Grove
Springs farm, Spoltord, N.. II., nnd Georgo
W. Hannum, secretary of tho Y, M. C. A.
In Westfleld, Mass., also these step-children;
Oclla, wife of D. S. Taylor of Spof.
ford, Viola, wife of A. J. Clayton of Bris
tol. Conn., and Harry A. Hannum of
Bristol. Sho leaves a brother, '.Henry
Putnam of Los Angeles, Calif., and 'a sis
ter by adoption, Mrs. E. A. Puffer of
Miss Jennie E. Pierce spent Sunday
with Miss Mildred Wheeler at Mt. Her
mon. C. D. Brltton has been appointed janitor
of the town hall building, W. J. Smith
Mrs. Hannah Walte returned Tuesday
from Hinsdale, where she spent four
weeks with her sister, who is 111, but who
Rev. W. B. Davenport of Barre. repre
senting the Vermont Anti-Saloon League,
addressed a union meeting In the Congre
gational church Monday ovenlng. A fnlr
slzed audience was present.
The Opus club met with Mrs. H. L.
Pierce Monday. It was Mrs. Pierce's
birthday anniversary and she gave the
members of the club souvenirs of tho oc
casion. Refreshments were served.
Patrick Cavanaugh 'finished work Sat
urday for Capt. William Robertson.
Thomas Heenan, machine tender, has
been 111 with tho grip, leaving the Robert
son paper mill rather short-handed.
llev. A. S. Buzzell will preach next
Sunday morning on "A sure road to
riches," and will give, ait object talk on
"The most wonderful pump In the world."
The subject In the evening will be "A de
A train order signal has been Installed
at the railroad station this week. It Is
located on a post high abovo the station
and can be seen a mile away, both north
and south. It is oporated by levers In
the telegraph office.
The Vermont Union Signal published
last Saturday a three-column article by
J. W. Shelley of this town on "The profit
system and how It robs labor." The
paper was read at the recent county con
vention of Socialists at Bellows Falls.
J. V. Shaw of East Putney has hired
B. R. Franklin of Brattleboro to carry
on his farm. Mr. Franklin and family
will occupy Mr. Shaw's house, and Mr.
and Mrs. Shaw nnd Rufus Jacobs will
move to this village, although continuing
to have general oversight of tho farm
The aucton of lumber and other articles
owned by Demanstcr H.WKeeler, which
was to take place at the home of. Dr.
Laura M. Plantz to cjose Mr. Wheeler's
bankrupt estate, has been cancelled,
Referee F. D. E. Stowe has granted n
petition of Trustee A. C. Spencer to sell
the property to Mr. Wheeler for $35.
Constable H. W. Cobb will sell by
auction at the Kendrlck House next Tues
day forenoon a pair of horses, harness.
wagon, etc. taken by virtue of a breach of
conditions in a deal between W. A. Wood
who sold the property, and E. Tarbell, who
bought it. Mr. Tarbell failed to comply
with the terms of sale and Mr. Wood
had the property attached.
A rumor has been afloat this week to
the effect that a recount of the license
ballots cast on town meeting day would
be demanded, but no demand has been
made. The first count indicated a tie,
but the second count showed a majority
of ono for license. Tho ballots were
counted once or twice after that, each
count resulting the same as the second.
Two dogs owned by Patrick Cavanaugh
and George P. Parker took hold of each
other on the Kendrlck House veranda
Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Parker separated
them, but Mr. Cavanaugh appeared to be
interested In the Bcrap and encouraged
his dog to make another grab. The two
men then took up tho fight, and It became
necessary for a spectator to separate
Bert Howe began Monday a month's
work for Asahel upham.
Miss Goldlo Farwell of Springfield,
Mass., is here with her relatives.
Mrs. Fales returned Saturday from
Somervllle, Mass., after a stay of two
weeks with her daughter.
Messrs. Rogers and Howard havo fln
lshcd work for E. L. Burbee and have re
turned to their homes In Massachusetts.
Halsey Bardwell of Brattleboro visited
his cousins last week.
Mrs. Fred Britton has bought the farm
In the Piper district formerly owned by
her father Otis Greenlear.
Otis Greenleaf fell from a platform In
his shed on Tuesday and Injured his side
and seriously cut his hand.
The benefit sunoer given Charles W.
Mattoon last Friday evening was well
attended and the women gave him a purse
of 315 as a result.
Ernest, 10, son of Anson Howard, was
splitting kindling for his mother on Tues
day morning when he hit his thumb and
cut It oft Just at the Joint. Although this
was his right thumb, he Is fortunately
The Unitarian society will hold a sugar
supper on Thursday evening of next week
beginning at six o'clock. Following: .the
supper the young people will give a 'farce
entitled "A Psychological Episode"
after which Mrs. Jemlmah Brown's will
Is to be read. This supper will be held
In. the vestry of tho church.
The Woman's Relief corps gave a mum
supper in .the Sons of Veterans' hall on
Monday evening which was followed by
an old fashioned spelling match. Mrs.
Stockbrldge and Miss Mary Dutton chose
sides, the words being put out by Supt.
Howard. The contest was closo, but
Miss Mary Thurston won tho prize, she
proving that the old-fashioned spellers
win the honors us a usual intng.
Drifting from Prohibition.
A maxrazlna article of uncommon In
terest is that by Frank Foxcroft in the
March Atlantlo on tho Drift away from
Prohibition. Considering tho contradlo
torv facts that there is a growing sen
timent in favor of temperance, and that
strict prohibition laws have been repealed
In many states,' Mr. Foxcroft showa that
these are reconciled by the growing be
lief In the advantages of local option. He
has studied tho operation of the local
option laws In many towns In New Hamp
shire and Vermont, and comes at the end
Tho Indies' clrclo will meet Wednesday.
Dinner will bo served nt noon.-
The next meeting of Vernon. Grange
will be held tomorrow, Saturday, ovenlng.
Miss Zella Johimon entertained a nurcK
ber of friends Wednesday evening wlthtt'
very enjoynblo flinch party.
The Neighbors club mot with Mr. and
Mrs. A. G. Bnrncs last Saturday evening
nnd enjoyed games and dancing, At
cards tho first prize was awarded to Miss
Allda Barnes, second to Miss Edith Hill,
and third to Edward Mack. Refreshments
were served after the 'games.
The Y. P. C. U.-'hcld an' enjoyable on-
tertnlnment last Friday evening. After
a brief drama cnirie the, drawing of num
bers for partners of the supper, the prlco
of which was decided by tho different
weights of partners. . Much amusement
was created by tho scales, and the prices
Varied according to the number of pounds
In weight from two cents to 31, tho
heavier partner paying for suppers for
both. About 10 was realized for the
benefit of tho treasurer.
Mr, and Mrs. Sumner Elllngwood at
tended the sixth annual reunion of the
Burnslde, Roanoke and Newbcrne asso
ciation at Deerflcld, Mass., Tuesday.
Many veterans and their wives nnd fami
lies wero present and enjoyed henring
nnd relating mnny reminiscent anecdotes
of Burnsdde'H expedition In 1862. They
nlso enjoyed tho rdre treat of a visit to
Memorial hall with Its Immense trensures
of ancient relics, which through tho kind
ness of Hon. George Sheldon was freely
opened for the benefit of the members
of this association. The principal nnd
pupils of tho high school of Decrfleld
visited and saluted the veterans at the
town hall. The next reunion of the as
sociation will be held In Greenfield tn
The meeting of Windham County
Pomona Grange with Vernon Grange
on Wednesday was largely attended,
and the exercises wero much en
Joyed. Especially Interesting was the
afternoon meeting, which was open to
the public, and the seating capacity of
the vestry was well tCBted. Several num
bers which were not on the program of
the lecturer were given with much ability.
among which was a comic recitation
which showed much dramatic ability and
knowledge, by Mrs. G. R. Williams, and
a paper upon the food question, or tho
proper diet for tho young, which Indicated
much study nnd a thorough understand
ing of this Important subject, by Miss
Inez Akley. Tho other exercises, con
sisting of fringing, recitations and original
papers, wero Interesting, and well worthy
a detailed report.
Standard Oil or Government Control.
Some calculation, which would bo Im
pressive, might bo made of the extent to
which the Standard oil Interests have
come Into control of the vast syndicated
wealth of tho country of their presence
In .the direction of railroads, of many
great metropolitan banks nnd of such in
dustrial corporations ns Amalgamated
copper, United States steel, etc. But the
present Inquiry relates to the Standard
oil group of millionaires In the domina
tion of railroads where there has recently
been a rapid extension of this sinister
Influence. Tho New York Evening Post
prints this list of the railroads in whose
management "the Standard oil Interest is
now openly recognized";
Baltimore and Ohio .' 4,397
Chicago nnd Alton 911
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul.. 6,682
Chicago and Northwestern 7,365
Rock Island System 16,000
Delaware, Lackawnna and Western 917
Delawars and Hudson 821
Denver and Rio Grande 2,460
Illinois Central 4,301
Kansas City Southern 839
Mlssouri.vJCansafti and.Texnsa&fe u3,713
New YorK Central ll.lvh
Now York, New Haven nnd Hart
New York, Ontario and Western . . 649
Northern Securities 18,920
Oregon Rnllroad and Navigation.. 1,151
Oregon Short Lino 1,823
Southern Pacific 9,621
Union Pacific 6,105
Total ., 131,630
These railroads embrace about two-
thirds of the total mileage of the country.
and they do not include the great Pennsyl
vania system of above 11,000 miles, In
which the same financial group are sup
posed to be accumulating n large Interest.
This exhibit Is of a character to put bo-
yond much of any question, tho state
ment which Is frequently mnde, that tho
railroads of tho United States are prac
tically under tho direction of half a dozen
men private citizens holding themselves
under no obligation to represent or for
ward any other Interests than those of
their own and the pockets of the Indi
viduals whom they represent. It Is with
in the power of these half-dozen men, by
a slight and almost Imperceptible advance
In the rate, or by a change In freight
classifications, which few people would be
able to understand, to Impose a tax upon
the country amounting to tens of millions
of dollars yearly to divert In almost un
limited extent tho property of the many
to the pockets of the few.
The country Is being told by many
newspapers, congressmen and others that
It would bo dangerous to lodge in a gov
ernment commission of five or seven men
the power to regulate and adjust railroad
rates. But If that would be a dangerous
power In tho hands of seven men moved
by no other Interest than to establish fair
and reasonable dealings between the
railroads and the great body of peoplo
constituting their patrons, how much
more dangerous must It bo when pos
sessed by seven private citizens actuated
by selfish Interests exclusively.
In tho light of tho facts of the case
what boldness of the oligarchical spirit
enters into this opposition to government
control of railroad rates I
"Where Thou Art."
Mrs. Julia C. R. Dorr in "Afternoon
Do they measure tlmo where thou art?
Dost thou know
How the Immutable, relentless years,
Delaying not for human hopes or fears,
In long processionals still come and go?
When ns of old thy summer roses blow
Art thou aware, thou who art dope with
O blessed habitant of other spheres.
Takest thou heed of Earth's hoar-frost
We count tho years, and tell them, one by
Since thy feet trod the path where si
How oft tho harvest moon has waned,
; we say.
Dost thou remember when thy rest was
Or art thou like to the high gods in this,
That unto theo a year is dui a aayr
A lawyer never makes an unbreakable
A Pill in Time
will save a serious sickness, especially
to people subject to Bilious attacks,
Sick Headaches or who suffer from
Stomach disorders. A pill in need is a
friend indeed, and you should never
be without a box of
Beech am s
Sold Everywhere. In boxes 10c. and 25c
HINSDALE, N. H.
Old Board of Seloctmcn Elected
at the Annual Town Meeting
Walter H. Barrett Elected Road Agent,
Receiving 129 Votes Against 96 for Fred
Town meeting passed off with scarcely
a ripple of excitement. Edelbcrt J. Tem
ple was elected town clerk by the casting
of one ballot. The old board of selectmen
were re-elected, namely, James O'Brien,
Fred A. Buckley nnd Emerson J.
Richards, Messrs. O'Brien and Richards
having a unanimous vote and Mr. Buck
ley received a good majority over his only
opponent, Ezra B. Pike. Thcro was a
little anxiety over the road agency, Wnl
ter H. Barrett and Fred Chandler bo
Ing the candidates. Mr. Barrett received
129 votes against 96. It was voted thnt
tho chief of tho flro department should
bo appointed by tho selectmen. Edwin
C. Robertson wns elected auditor by tho
casting of one vote. Tho collection of
taxes, u was decided, should go to tho
owest bidder, who was Geonro Brltton.
for 3130. Mr. Brltton, however, failed to
get tho. election and F. O. Packard bid
them off tho second time fon 3160 nnd ho
was elected. Then came tho regular ap
propriations or money, as follows: 33400
for tho payment of ordinary town charges;
juv 'or me support oi me poor; 1500 for
tho maintenance of the flro department.
and 3150 for now hose; $2250 for tho sup
port oi tne nign scnooi; 650 for llchtlnc
streets; 3700 for support of tho library
nnd reading room; 3500 and the license
money (approximately 11000) to reduco
tho floating debt, 350 for sprinkling tho
streets near the town hall and the village
school buildings, and 3550 in addition to
tne amount required by law for high
ways, which additional appropriation en
titles the town to a state aid of 1385 for
permanent Improvements according to a
new law passed at the legislature this
year. Tho article in regard to reducing
tho expense of the police court proved to
bo the most exciting question of tho day.
After a somewhat heated discussion It
was voted to discontinue tho salary of
3100 which the Judge has heretofore re
ceived, and In the future his compensa
tion will consist of tho bare fees. All the
other articles in the warrant were in
Mrs. Titus of Winchester is with hor
sister, Mrs. C. J. Amldon.
School meeting will be held at thn (own
hall tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
John O'Brien of Ludlow. VL. was hirr
visiting relatives a few days last week.
Miss Lizzie Robertson returned Satur
day from a several weeks' visit In Bos-
Norman Howe of Rutland. Vt.. la visit
ing his parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. Geo. C.
Mrs. G. S. Ooddnrd was able to nttend
church Sunday for the first time since hor
Miss Meta O. BaileV. Visited her brother
In South Deerileld, Mass., from Friday
Elwln Bailey of South Deerflcld visited
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. 11. Bailey.
Rov.W. II. Trlckey was called to Claro-
mont last week by tho death of Mrs.
C. M. Stevens of Gardiner. Maine. Ih
making n two weeks' visit with his son,
W. O. Amldon Is In Florida, honing that
a milder climate may be beneficial, ns he
is In poor health.
Mrs. C. C. Ramsey was In New York
Mr. nnd Mrs. W. O. Harris mid son of
Chlcopec Falls, Mnss., wero guests at J.
G. Snow's Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Russell are home
again after several weeks- absence. Mr.
Russell Is much improved In health.
Mrs. Joseph Howe hnd a hemorrhaco
on Sunday and another on Monday, and
she Is in a much weakened condition.
Mrs. Julia Davenport is still unable to
wear a Hhoe on one foot, from having a
troublesome toc-nall removed two weeks
Mrs. H. R. Walte. who has been with
her sister, Mrs. G. C. Howe, rteveral
weeks, returned to her home In Putney,
Miss Stella Carey returned Thursday
to her home In Arlington, Vt., after spend
ing several weeks with her sister, Mrs.
The nnnual missionary tea will bo held
at the Congregational parsonage Thurs
day, March 23, Instead of this week, as
was first Intended.
Mrs. Lcttle Oppenhelmer returned Mon
day to her home In Springfield, Mass.,
nfter n week's visit with her parents.
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. Q. Bridge.
Miss Susie Hnnrnhan, nfter spending a
month with her brother, Mlchnel Hanra-
han, has returned to her duties In the
Jardlne store In Ilrnttleboro.
James Bridge is unable to do nny work
as the result of a fall from a sled two
weeks ago. Ho Is able to be about but
suffers much from tho Injury to his side.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Kcnno had n narrow
cscupo from asphyxiation last week Wed
nesday morning. They awoke In a nearly
helpless condition, being almost overcomo
by coal gas.
Miss Lizzie L. Gray, who Js attending
a commercial school In St. Louis, has
taken nn advanced position with higher
mark than has before been attained by
any gin in the school.
Tho children of St. Josoph's parish will
appear in pctlto opera nt the opera house
this ovenlng. They have been carefully
trained and will give selections from
several of the comic operas of the day.
. Tho Congregational ladles have voted
to hold a maple sugar eat at their next
meeting, March 29, tho proceeds to go to
help defray the church expenses. An en
tertnlnment will bo given in the evening
and a pleasant time is promised.
' At a meeting of the Hinsdale brass
band W. u. Booth resigned as as
sistant director, and his son, Lester 12,
Booth, was elected to fill the vacancy.
The organization is in a prosperous con
dttlon, and is making preparations for
the summer campaign.
Mr; nnd Mrs. Arthur Atwood and
daughter of Kceno visited his sister, Mrs,
A. F Fisher, Saturday. Mr. Atwood for
merly lived in Hinsdale, but for many
years, has lived in Keeno, working for nn
insurance company. He has recently been
promoted to a .better position, and will
movo to Easton, Me.
Miss Harriet B. Knapp and Mrs. Philips
have been spending tho week with Miss
Knapp's parents here, while on their way
from a few days' visit in Boston, to
Middlesex, Vt, where Miss Knapp has
charge of a Methodist church. She Is a
'deaconess and Is meeting with marked
success in her chosen vocation.
Miss Lots J I. Mead Svas surprised by
several of her young friends, who came
in Wednesday to help her celebrate her
tenth birthday anniversary. Games and
toothsome refreshments helped to mako
It a delightful time for the little people.
Miss Lois was the recipient of a ring, a
sum of money, and several other little
Gladys, 9. daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Dlckerman, died in Greenfield
last week Tuesday of typhoid fever, and
the body was brought here for burial in
the Pine Grove cemetery Thursday. Short
services were held at the grave, conducted
by Rev, C. A. Reed of the Methodist
church. An older daughter is also very
dangerously in. Mr. Dlckerman is a son
of Austin Dlckerman of this town and
formerly lived here, the family moving
away several years ago.
On the evening of Mnrch 4th Mr. and
Mrs. It. P. Nlms were given a little sur
prise party by a few of their intimate
friends, tho occasion being tho ninth
anniversary of their marrlago. They wero
Invited Into tho tenement In the "house
which Is occupied by Mr. and Mrs, Ralne,
where they found the rooms prettily dec
orated with flags and bunting, nnd their
friends rondy to greet nnd congratulate
them. Refreshments wero served and all
enjoyed a pleasant social evening.
Rev. C. A. Reed has announced to his
congregation tha$ he shall not return
hero for the coming year. Mr. Reed has
been pastor of the Methodist church two
years and during thnt tlmo has made
many friends, not only among his own
peoplo but In tho other societies, where
tho peoplo will Very much regret tho
tho going awny ohlmsclf and his fnmllly.
Mrs. Reed has bjen a efficient superin
tendent of the Loyal Temperance Legion,
and her place In that capacity will not
be enslly filled.
Walter Hannon, 29, fireman, whoso
death In a railway collision In Rochester,
tins state, Mnrcn'B was recorded In Tho
Phoenix last week, was tho son of Mr.
and Mrs. John Harmon, who lived In this
town many years He is survived by his
father and mothorj who now Uvo In Pcter-
boro, nnd three younger brothers. Among
those who attended the funeral In Pctcr-
boro were Mr. nnd Mrs. Maurice Purcell
and family, James Hannon, Mrs. Samuel
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith and J.
E. Mann. Mrs. Casper March of Turners
Falls, who wns in town last week, ac
companied the party to Petcrboro.
Frank W. Bailey of Scdalla. Mo., who
has been for several years a resident
engineer In the employ of the M. K. & T.
railway company,hns recently been ap
pointed superintendent of bridges and
buildings of the entire system, with office
at Denlson, Texai, where he will move
his family about April 1. Mr. Bailey
graduated from trio Hlnsdalo high school
In 1883, a few weeks before his 16th birth
day anniversary, and very soon Joined his
uncle, who was cL civil engineer, and nt
that time cngnged'ln Dakota. Mr. Bailey
took the lowest place In the party, and by
steady application' and perseverance has
worked his way lip to the present re
sponsible position 'and fine salary.
A resume of the reports of the town
officers for the past year shows the total
valuation of the town as assessed last
spring as Jl, 026, 654. The outstanding
charges against the town are $34,347.47.
and the total assets are $3,243.45, leaving
a balance of 131,104.02, nearly $3000 less
than last year. A total amount of $3,433.11
wns expended onj highways, this figure
exceeding the appropriation by $878.11.
Some necessary repairs were made on the
sidewalks, that drew heavily on this
source, however. iThe dog licenses havo
n balance of $436?49, and that sum will
be available for reboot purposes this year.
Tho total expenditures during tho year
amounted to 129,154.88, $1019.98 less than
tho receipts. I
A deal which has been under way sev
eral dnys wos consummated Tuesday after
noon when C. K. Raynsford sold his drug
Rtorn nnd htlslnesA tn Edwin f MrFloM
Jr., who took possession Wednesday morn
ing. Mr. McMeld came here from Boston
nhout 18 months Ago, nlnce which tlmo
he hnd wen head clerk nt Mann's
pharmacy. Mr. Raynsford bought tho
business soon after the death of tho lata
N. M. Worden and has, by his upright
and gentlemanly bearing, mnde a place
for himself In tho community. All wish
that he may turn his attention to some
thing that will cause him to remain In
Hinsdale. Mr, McFleld has also mtulo
mnny friends, and will no doubt continue
the success of his predecessor.
Robert W. Wanchard, formerly known
ns Hinsdale's "boy giant," will socn ap
pear upon the vaudeville stage In nn net
with Mr. nnd Mrs; Edward D. Klngsland
of Mldillctown, Conn. Their net will Iks
In tho form of n play entitled "Room 6."
Mrs. Klngsland l well known to the
tngo ns the Spanish toe dnncer nnd has
nppeared with scternl large companies.
while Mr. Klngsland Js jyalente.4 musician,,
itiancnnru weignua.overuuopounds ns n
boy In his early teerisYnml whllo he was
playing foot ball wit hit ha Hlnsdalo high
school team his picture was widely pub
lished, and he wns knaftn'as the premier
chrysanthemum, or tlieilargest foot ball
player on the gridiron? He has been
working ns a compositor In tho office of
tho Penny Press In Mlddlctown tho past
two years and Is n member of thn lodcres
of Elks nnd Odd Fellows In that city.
ASHUELOT. N. H.
F. G. Mnxfleld visited 'In Manchester
nnd Concord Monday. v
James T. Welch hns been nwny on nn
extended business trip.
Mrs. F. G. Mnxfleld Is spending a few
dnys with friends In Ludlow, Vt.
Mrs. II. W. Wood Is with her mother,
who Is dangerously 111 in Boston.
Tho Universalis! ladles had cliarge of
tho monthly supper nnd social nt tho hall
The concert given by the Boston Comedy
orchestra Thursday night was enjoyed by
a fair-sized audience.
Miss Annie I. Rumrlll nnd Emma Stu-
dor of Greenfield wero guests at F. L.
Rumrlll s over Sundny.
Mrs. F. G. Hicks hnd ns a guest from
Saturday to Mondny her niece, Mrs. Iva
Cushman, of Bellows Falls.
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. O. Bergeron will begin
housekeeping in H. H. Pratt's tenement
vacated by John Pntenaude.
The Sheridan mill and box shop Were
closed Monday so that the voters could
nttend town meeting at Winchester.
Lewis Detoiir has been kept from work
several days by Injuries sustained by a
bad fall at the Robertson paper mill.
The lower Ashuelot Intermediate school
has been closed slnco Feb. 21 owing to
the Illness of tho teacher, Miss Susie M.
Smith. It will remain closed until April.
Much complaint Is heard because a substitute-
teacher has not been placed In the
The town, at the annual March meeting
held Tuesday, voted to accept the proposl
tlon of Mrs, Julia B. Thayer of Kcene
to convey to tho town tho Thayer Mem-
Mrs. Bertha Hill and children spent last
week In Boston with her mother.
N. G. Colburn nnd O. D. Farr havo been
In Spofford this week with their gasoline
engine to saw about 100 cords of wood.
H. G. Smith has been' In Jamaica this
week to attend the nuctlon sslo of general
merchandise belonging to the estate of
his brother, F. E. Smith.
A S. Chlckerlng's house was discovered
on flro about 2 o clock last week Wed
nesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. dicker
ing nnd their three small children had
barely time to escape in their night
clothes. Nothing was saved from the
house. There was a small amount of In
surance on the property. Since the flro
people In the neighborhood, have been
helping tho family by furnishing articles
of clothing, provisions, etc., to mako them
as comfortable as possible. Fortunately
there was no wind nt the tlmo of the
blaze so tho largo barn which stood across
the roaddld not take Are.
At the annual March meeting held Tues
day, these officers were elected: Town
clerk, Ellon A. Safford; treasurer, John
A. Joslln- selectmen, Richard T. Cobb,
Pcrley A. Richardson B. C. Thatcher;
road commissioners, A. M, Spring, II. II.
Spauldlrlg, Lorenzo Burnham; constables,
John W. York, Herbert H. Spauldlng,
Fred Streetor. The following appropria
tions were made; For schools $2600; high
ways, $2850; town charges, $2000; town
library. $100; for poor. $500. The select
men will appoint a tax collector. It was
voted to buy three snow rollers, ror which
$250 was raised, and the same sum was
raised to repair schoolhousn. No, 13, Free
use of the town hall' was vpted for the
churches and ladles' societies.
'Well," said Dr. Kidder, "there's oply
one way to get rid or insomnia."
"And that is?" queried the patient
"Go to sleep and forget all about it."
Makers of the Union.
Vermont nnd Rhode Island had to como
In for a liberal amount of knocks from
senators from the Western states during
the debato over tho admission of several
Western territories Into tho Union. Ver
mont particularly appeared to bo tho
target for the oratorical guns of those
who defended tho petitioners. In tho
courso of the debnto tho small size of tho
Green Mountain stato and Little. Rhody
was brought up, and Senator Spooner
came to the defence of Vermont nnd
Rhode Island by declaring, "They did not
havo to be ndmlttcd to the Union; they
made the Union." This assertion calls
forth from a correspondent of tho Spring
field Republican a sarcastic reference,'
with the Implication that Senator Spooner
did not know what ho was talking about
when he declared that Rhodo Island and
Vermont made the Union. It may bo
thought thnt the senator allowed himself
a rather wide latitude In his statement
ns neither Vermont nor Rhodo. Island was
admitted to the Union until after tho first
president was elected. But the student
of history would not deny for a mlnuto
that tho two states in question did havo
a part in tho forming of the nation, in fact,
that they were potent agencies in "mak
ing" the Union. Rhodo Island did not
toko her place In the sisterhood of states
until after Washington had been chosen
to tho position of executive, but never
theless tho little commonwealth did wield
an influence in tho early councils of the
original 13 states, and It was ""only duo
to a little ofnshness that sho was not
actually a member of the Union when the
first election was held.
Of tho Vermont part In the building of
tho Union not' so much can be said, but
the "Independent republic" exerted more
than a moral Influence in the struggle for
the Independence of the greater republic
and then when tho doors of statehood
wero finally opened to her in 1791 she
stepped in and took the place for which
she had been asking for some time, a place
which not even the great Jealous state of
New York could deny was her right.
Of Vermont's part in "making tho Union,"
we quote tho admirable defence by the
"And there's glorious Vermont! Her
history Is unlquo among the original
states. But shall we rule her out of the
clrclo of the sister commonwealths of
sacred memory that founded tho nation?
Vermont's claim to be regarded as one
of the states 'that mado tho Union,' to
quote Senator Spooner's phrase, is unim
peachable. Vermont wos not only In ex
istence as a state when George Washing
ton was elected president, sho had been
a separate commonwealth from the day.
n 1777, when she declared her Indepen
As early as 1771 the Congress of the
old federation offered to admit Vermont
to the existing Union If she would sur
render some of her territory and that
net was a recognition of Vermont's Inde
pendent status. The commonwealth was
defacto an Independent republic from
In 7 down to the constitution of tho
States. Her first governor, Thomns
Chittenden, was chosen in 1778; her first
constitution was adopted In 1777. Dur
ing tho Revolutionary war Vermont,
under especially trying circumstances,
held fast to the Revolutionary cause; and
she contributed Ethan Allen and the
Green Mountain boys to the shining
American galaxy of Revolutionary heroes.
As one of the nation-makers. In her time
and way, Vermont aided In the foundation
of the Union."
Our Home Grown Sugar.
It does not require n long array of
tlgurcs to show the wonderful progress
which tho sugar Industry has made in
the United States In the past twenty
years. In 1S79 the area planted to sugar
cane was 227,000 acres and 386.000 ncres
in 1899. The latest returns we have from
Loulslnnn complete as to urea are those
of 1901-02, when the acreage was 239,450.
or mora than twice whnt It wns In 1884.
of sugnr land In the continental United'
States, the Industry hns been followed
with a considerable degree of success In
others of the Gulf states nnd even In
Georgia and South Carolina. Tho beet
sugar Industry has so grown and pros-
pered despite reciprocity nnd rumors of
reciprocity that Its development Is nlmost
phenomennl. The acreage devoted to
sugnr !eet culture In these United States
was 7165 acres In 1891-92, and last year
was 292,295 acres. In the same period beet
sugar production rose from 12,204,838
pounds tn 466,222,000 pounds. Together
cane and beet of their own raising sup
plied the people of the United States with
about 1.000,000,000 out of the almost 6,-
000,000,000 pounds of sugar they con
sumed last year.
I.ltflA V11lllkM"Kni' rtn xvhnt fa mMinl
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liv Vnurrltiir ilnnpitr'?" Tn"Wli r
any kind of courting, my son." Chicago
SPED PIT LIFE'
That's what a prominent
druggist said of Scott's
Emulsion a short time
A 4 1 J
ago. as a ruie we aon t
use or refer to testimonials
in addressing- the public,
but the above remark and
similar expressions are
made so often in connec
tion with Scott's Emulsion
that they are worthy of
occasional note. From
infancy to old age. Scott's
Emulsion offers a reliable
means of remedying im
proper and weak develop
ment, restoring lost flesh
and vitalitj', and repairing
waste. Tile action of
Scott's Emulsion is no
more of a secret than the
composition of the Emul
sion itself. What it does
it does through 'nourish
ment the kind of nourish
ment that cannot be ob
tained in ordinary food.
No system is too weak or
delicate to retain Scott s
Emulsion and gather good
We will tend you a
B sure that thli pic tut (nth
form oi a libel la on tha wrappei
of crcry bottle of Bmblalon you
scon & B0WNE
40? Pari St., N. Y.
MAEBED A T0UNO WOMAN'S HAP
PINESS TOR SEVEN YEARS.
Interfered With Her Social Duties and
Threatened to Cnnee nr Retire
ment Hovr She Waa Cured.
Every sufferer from uoitouh headache
knows how completely it nnflts one fox
the duties nnd pleasures or life. Any
littlo excitement, or ovcr-erortiou, or ir
regularity brings it on. Sometimes the
pain is over tho whole head. Again it
is liko a nail driven into the brain, or a
wedge splitting it open, or a band tight
ening about it. At one time it is all in
tho top of the head, at another it is all
at tho base of tho skull.
Most headaches can be traced to some
faulty state of tho blood. When the
blood is scanty or charged with poison,
and thoucrvos aro imperfectly nourished
and tho digestion weak, one of tho com
monest resnlts is frequent and sovere
The important thing is to get rid of tho
discasod condition of the blood that
causes the attack by the use of a remedy
that will do tho work quiokly and
thoroughly. What is that remedy? The
experience of Hits Ellen HoKenna fur
nishes tho answer. She cays :,
' For more than seven years I was a
great sufferer from nervous headache and
dicziness. My stomach was disordered,
and I became so restless that I could sot
sit still any length of time. Dizziness
interrupted my work greatly. At first
the attacks wero not so severe, bni they
gradually grew more violent, and filially
became to acute that I was on the poiat
of relinquishing my rasmbership ia the
different organisations to which I be
longed." What saved you from that necessity"
'A very simple thing : the call of a
member of one of the clubs.who strongly
advised me to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
before giving up. I acted oa her sugges
tion at once, and after steadily using this
great blood and nerve remedy for two
months, my headaches and my dizzi
ness entirely disappeared.
Aius Mch-etma is secretary or tne
Associated Ladies' Ouild, aud resides at
No. 48 Wait street, Roxbnry, Mass. Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills have cured many
hundreds of similar cases, and can be
confidently recommended to drive all
poisons from tne blood and to give needed
strength to the nerves. Every druggist
J K8TATEOF OEOUQE W. NEWCOMB.
we tho tubscritierg. bclnir dulr ammlntpd br
tho Hon. l'roluite Court for the Blstrlct of
wcatmlnrtcr. Commissioners to receive, exam
ine und adjust alt claims and demands of all
Dentins ninilftst thocstnto of Geomo V. Xow.
comb late of Putney. VL. In said District, do-
cessco, nnu also an claims ana acmanas ex
hibited in oflfct thereto; and six months Irom
the 2Uth day of February last, being' allowed
hy said Court for that purpose, wo do therefore
hereby kIvo notice, that via will attend to tbo
uusinessot our tuna appointment, at tne late
residence of said Ueorire VT. Newcomb In Put
ney Vt., In said District, on the 1st day of April
and the Mh day of Auirutt next, from two
o'clock until four o'clock,, P.M., on each of sold
llfp.KAIIli. ' Commissioners.
8. H. NEWCOMB. Administrator.
and Holders of Charters.
Punuant to the nrovisions of Rrction 12 of
No. 90 of the Aeti of 1904. entitled "An act
relating to corporations and charters therefor"
(being numbered 92 in the newsnaDer publica
tion thereof), notice is hereby given that all
corporationi organized tinder the laws of Ver
mont navtng capital stock or deposit, except
cemetery associations and such corporations as
are organized solely for charitable, religious or
educational purposes, are annually requited by
law to par to the slate on or before the first
day of March an annual license tax and to
make proper returns therefor; and that all such
corporations which shall neglect or refuse to
pay all annual license taxes due to the State
of Vermont and to make proper returns there
for on or before the first day of April, 190$,
shall cease to exist as corporations subsequent
Pursuant to Section 12 aforesaid notice is
also hereby given that some one or more of the
incorporators named in each charter granted
by Special Act of the General Assembly or
some one or more of the signers of the several
articles of association for the voluntary forma
tion of corporations, respectively, under which
no organization shall have been had, must pay
the tax Imposed by Sections 21 and 22 re
spectively ot no. zy oi tne Acts oi ivu4 ana
make return therefor as. therein provided, on
or before the first day of March in each year;
and that all such charters and articles of asso
ciation for which no tax shall have been nald
and for which no return shall have been made
on or before the first day of April, 1906, agree
ably to the provisions of the statute, shall on
said last named date become null, and void:
but that none of the foreeoin? Drovisions shall
apply to any corporation which shall not be
uauie 10 tne payment oi tne annual license tax.
ioiice is also ncrcuv mven id au conxtn1
lions, incorporators and signers of articles of
association herein before named, callinir at
tention to all of the provisions of Nos. 29 and
90 of the Acts of 1904 aforesaid relating to the
non-payment of taxes and to the legal effect of
Blanks for the returns herein required may
be had upon application to the undersigned
.1 1 , . v. ! . T .. -I : . r.
.UUICKU IU tlllll B, UUKIilgWHl VI.
Dated at Ilurlington, Vt, this 16th day ot
J. E. CUSHMAN,
Commissioner of State Taxes.
of the Laura M. Fisher Estate.
The estate is located on high land on Western
avenue which loads from toe east to the west
villages of Urattleboro. VL, and Is within easy
walklnKdlstanco of the business centre of tho
town. Electrio cars pass tbo door. Brattle
boro Is ono ot tho most attractive and
picturesque towns in Vermont and Is kept
neat and up-to-date by Its hustling, do-something
village improvement aocloty. It Is
situated near the junction of the Connecticut
and West rivers and at the foot of Wantactl-
Suet mountain, and as it is surrounded by the
recn, mountain bills It is one of tho most
fascinating residential cities In New England,
nrnttleboro wns tho homo of tbo widely re
nowned Wesselhcef t Water Cure and has long
been popular as a summer resort lor souinorn
andcltv ixionlo. Tho estate contains over an
acre of land and a large two-story house of 11
rooms, built by Mr. Fisber by tho day for his
own occupancy and Is In excellent repair. The
house Is supplied with town water and la con
nected with tho sewer. There is also a small
stable on tho place. As the lot ia long and
fronts on two streets every Inch Is available
tor building purposes. The neighborhood is
an exceptionally representative ono. This
makes It especially desirable both for an ideal
country homo or for an Investment. Tho land
Is fully stocked with annle and Dear trees.
grape vinos and small fru(t. Ia front are some
no old Bbado trees. Anyone looking for a
beautiful country home to retire to or in
which to spend their summers, should in
vestigate this offer before purchasing, as It
must be sold to settle tho estate and will bo
sold on easy terms. For further particulars
inquire ot is. ii. uoDcris, nexi aoor west, no.
10 western Avenue, Brattloboro, VL, or ot
uisu, u. muuuk. AQmr Arlington, mass.
A Bible of 700 Temples.
Great lias Veen the amount of labor
expended on tho various Bibles ot tho
world, the palm for exeuctlon must be
given to the Kutho-daw, which Is a Bud
dhist monument near Mandalay, in Bur
mah. It consists of about 700 temples,
each containing a slab of white marble..
on which the whole of this Buddhist
Bible, containing more than 8,000,000
syllables, has been engraved. This won
derful Bible Is absolutely unique, The
Kutho-daw waa erected In 1857 by Mln
don-mln, the last king but one ot Bur
man. The vast collection of temples to
gether form a Bquare with a dominating
temple In the centre. Each of the marble
slabs on. which the sacred text Is in
scribed iq surmounted by art ornamental
canopy fix pagoda form.
Dr. HENRY TUCKER.
Residence, 4 Wllllston St; telephone MS.
Office, Leonard block. Hours 1.10 to B
and 7 to 9. Teleponhe 29-3.
C. R. ALDRICH, M. D.,
union uiock, uratueDoro.
Ofllco hours until 9 n. m.. 1 to I n.
and 7 to 9 p. m.
DR. GEO. R. ANDERSON,
PHYSICIAN AND BUHUEON.
Oflloe and residence. 8S Main St. flnr-
frery in all its branches a specialty. Of
ice hours: until 10 a. m., 1 to 2Qp.; bl.
ovenlngs, 6.10 to 8. Telephone, Brooka
. I. MILLER, M. D.,
. PHYSICIAN AND SUnOEON. , ,
Hooker block: 8 till 9 a. m.. 1 to 1 ' (.It
to 8 p. m.
F. H. O'CONNOR, M. D.,
i-nyuicion ana Burgeon. lianK biock.
Ofllce hours 1 to S and 7 to 8 m 'm.
Itealdence 3 Bullock- St. TelephoneMt-a,
DR. Hi L. WATERMAN.
Office and residence, 41 Elliot SL Of
flce hours, 12.80 to 2.30; evening. to g.
Q. X. ROBERTS, M. D., (SURQBON)
surgery and diseases of women a SP
laity. Office, Crosby block. Hour B to
9 a. m., 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. Telephatta.
C. Q. WHEELER. D. O.,
30 North Main St.. Brattleboro. Offlaa
hours 9 to 12 and 1.80 to 4, Wednesdaja
and Saturdays excepted.
GEO. H. QORHAM, M, D.,
Whitney Block, Main St., BratUeboro.
Practice limited to diseases of the Bjret
Ear, Noee and Throat. Hours. 9.10 a.
m.. to 12 m., 2 to 4 p. m., Tuesday and
Fridays only. At Bellows Falla the rest
of the week.
FREMONT HAMILTON, M. p.,
OfncA find rftftlrtonoA Va 1 TJaAoa
street. Hours until 8 a. m., 1 to 1.19 aaMI
early evening to 7.20. Sundays, 1 to 8
. P. WHITE, M. D.,
Physician and Sumon. WUUamavffla.
VL Office hours: 11 a. m. to 1 n. m maA
6 to 7 p. m. Telephone.
DR. C. 8. CLARK,
Whitney Block. Brattleboro, Telephone.
DR. ALVIN KNAPP.
Hooker Block, Brattleboro.
DR. L. 8. EOWARD8, Dentlrt.
nwaar .cuock, uain bl. "ieiepnone.
Q. F. BARBER,
HASKINS & SCHWENK,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS.
And Solicitors cf Patents. Brattlebsro.
H. G. BARBER,
ATTORNEY AT liAW.
Crosby Block, Brattleboro.
FRANK H. LAUGHTON,
Attorney and Counselor at Taw.
83 Main St. Thompson block, Brattleborrx
JOHN E. GALE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Guilford. VL Soeclal attantlon tn an
matters connected with the probate court.
C. B. CROWELL,
BRATTLEBORO CUSTOM LAUNDRY
64 UIot street Telephone E2-S
W. D. SMITH, EXPERT ACCOUTANT.
Trial balances and statements rendered.
Latest approved methods Introduced IX
desired, waterman & Martin's office. '
L. W. ADAMS,
Telephone 143-12. Office 10 Mala SL
8TEAM CARPET CLEANING
Works. 8 Flat SL IS. H. THOMAS. Prop.
STATE OF VERMONT. Marlboro, S3.
Uy tho Probate Court ror said District.
To nil persons interested In the estate of
HAKKIET W. HTOCKWELL late of Brattle
boro In said District, Greeting.
.voq,aro nereny petition tnatlbls Court will
decide upon the1 allowance' of the" account of
Charles O. Staples administrator upon the
bsiaieui namci . biockwcu ibio oi uratiie
boro In said District, deceased, and decree dis
tribution thereof to the persons entitled
thereto, at tbo session thereof to behold at the
Probate Office In Brattleboro, tn sold District,
on tbe 25th day of March, A. D. 1905, when and
wncre you may do nearu in tne premises, it
you see cause. 10-12
a. r. ouiiwiiWK. ucgister.
STATE OF VEUMONT, Marlboro. SS.
By the Probate Court for said District
To all persons Interested In tbe estate ot
DAN P. WBUSTEU late of Brattleboro In said
You are herebr notified that this Court will
decide upon tbo allowance of tbe account of
D. C. Wemter administrator upon tbe Estate
of Dan P. Webster, late of Brattleboro in said
uisinci, aeceasoa ano, aecrce aisinouuon
theieof to tbo persons entitled thereto, at the
session thereof to bo held at the Probate Office
In Brattleboro. in said District, on the 25th day
of March. A. D. 1005, when and where you may
ue uenru in loo premises, it tou see cause.
iu-15 a. t. ovjii w iixiv, j.icffiBter.
STATE OF VEitMONT, Westminster. 83.
By tbo Probato Court for said District.
To all persons interested in tho estate of
LOHINDA G. BLOCKER, late ot Jamaica in
said District, deceased : Greeting.
You are hereby notified that this Court will
decide Upon the allowance of the account of
Arinur u. spencer, administrator upon said
estate, and decree distribution thereof to tbo
ield at the Probato Office in Bellows Falls on
the 1st day of April. A. D. 1905, when and where
you may bo heard in tbo premises, If you seo
you seo causo.
lu-ia AiwAit. AijijiiHts. juago.
CJTATE OF VERMONT, Westminster, 63.
O Tbe Probate Court for said DistricL
To all persons interested In the Estate of
ELVIRA ADAMS SMITH lato of Brookline.
Whereas, V, W. Rannoy has presented to this
Court an instrument purporting to be the last
will of said deceased, for probate: You are
hereby notified that this Court will decide
upon the probato of said Instrument at the
session thereof to be held at tbe hotel in
Townsbend in said District, on the 8th' day of
April, A. D. 1005, when and where you may
appear and contest the same, if you seo cause.
imi .in a it. AL.Limi, j uage.
TATE OF VERMONT, Marlboro, 83.
'. Tne rrooate uouri lorsaia tus'rict.
To all persons interested in the estate of
MARTHA C. RYTHER lato of Bernardston,
Mass., leaving estate In said District, deceased.
Whereas. Adtn P. Miller, administrator unon
tbo Estate of Martha O. Hither lato of Bernard.
ston, Mass., leaving Estate In said District,
deceased, has filed his petition in this Court,
setting forth that the salo or tbe whole of the
If ao 1 V.tat.nr.Dlil HiiuomiI mill lu, hunafl.f.l
to the heirs and all persons interested therein,
and praying for license to sell tbo same, and at
the same time filed in this Court what purports
to be tbe consent in writing ot all the heirs
residing in this state to such salo. Whereupon
it is ordered that the same be heard at the
session of said Court, to be held at tho Probate
umco tn urattleboro, on the last uaturuay or
March, A. D. 1905, when and wbere you may be
heard in the premises, if you see cause. 10-12
A. F. BCIIWBNK. Register.
J ESTATE OF MARTHA O. RYTHER.
The undersigned having been appointed by
tho Hon. Probate Court for tbo District of
Marlboro Commissioners, to receive, examine
and adjust all claims and demands of all per
sons against the estate of Martha C. Ryther,
late of Bernardston. Mass., deceased, and all
claims exhibited in offset thereto, hereby give
notice that wo will meet for the purpose afore
said, at R. E. Gordon's office on tbe 80th day of
March and 10th day ot August next, from two
o'clock until four o'clock p.m., each or said
days, and that six months from the 25th day of
February. A. D. 1005, is the time limited by
said Court for said creditors to present their
claims to us for examination and allowance.
Dated at Brattleboro, Yt this 8th day of
March, A. D. 1005. 10-18
It. E. GORDON, I rv,mmiMinnBn,
ESTATE OF MEHltIL 11. ADAMS,
he undersigned having been appointed by
tbe Hon. Probate Court for the District ot
Marlboro Commissioners, to receive examine
and adjust all claims and demands of all per
sons against the estate of Merrll 11. Adams
lato or Brattleboro in said District, deceased,
and all claims exhibited In offset thereto,
hereby give notice that we will meet for tho
Surposo aforesaid, at tho law offioe of Frank
. Barber in said (Irattleboro, on tbe 25th day
of March and 15th day of July next, from two
o'clock until four o'clock p. m each pt said
days, and that six months from tho 1st day of
March. A. D. 1005. Is tho tlmo limited by said
Court tor said creditors to present their claims
to us for examination and allowance.
Dated at Brattleboro this 1st day of March,
A. D. 1005. Ml
LEWIS D. HARRIS, I nommhulnnera.
DANIEL H. BARBER, Oomnuasloners.
to some Interesting conclusions.