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THE VERMONT PHOENIX, BllATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1912.
Thursday, October 24
AUTHOR'S PRODUCING CO.
Last Season's Great
BY CHARLES KLEIN .
With its Wonderful Cast and
A Record ot 52 Woeks at tho Mnxlno
Elliott Thoalro, Now York City
Prices 25, 50, 75, $1.00, a few $1.50.
Sale opens 3 days in advance.
Tel. 264-1. Night or Day
Bond & Son
FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND
W. II. BOND H. E. BOND
30 yours of Professional service. Per
fect cqulpmont.Isotonlo preservation.
Chapel, Morgue Rooms 17 Main
Ilond Building. Brattleboro, Vt.
'" This Winter
In Brattleboro, Oct. 3, a daughter to
Mr. and Mrs. William Schorllng.
In Hrattleboro, Oct. G, a daughter,
Winifred Shirley, to Mr. and Mrs. Stuart
In Mount Hermon, Mass., Oct. 4, a
son to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Van val
kenburgh and grandson to Mr. and Mrs.
F. I.. .Hamlin of Newfane.
In Wliltingham, Sept. 31, a son to Mr,
and Mrs. Charles Morse.
In Springfield, Mass., Oct. 5, a son to
Mr. nnd Mrs. Otto Hoelzel of Springfield
and grandson to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis C,
Lovell of Bellows Falls.
In Norfolk, Vn,, Sept. 29, a daughter,
Jacquelln Lois, to Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Waste and granddaughter to Mr. and
Mrs. J. II. Hamilton and Mr. and Mrs.
C. H. Wnste of Jacksonville.
In Springfield, Mass., Sept. 28, a son,
Irving Tucker, to William S. and Carrlo
I,. (Tucker) Wlllard.
In Bartonsvllle, Sept. 1C, a daughter,
Agnes Evelyn, to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
In Bartonsvllle, Sept. 26, a daughter,
Rachel Alice, to Mr. and Mrs. John Pol
' lard, jr.
In Westminster, Oct. 1, a son to Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Smith, grandson to
.Mr., and Mrs. W.illlam Smith ot West
minster and Mrs. Hanson ot New York
In Brattleboro, Oct. 7, by Rev. Boy
M. Houghton, John Frlthlof Kail and
Miss 'Marie Osterholm, both of Brattle
boro. In Lowell, Mass., Oct. 7, by Rev. Dr.
S. W. Cummlngs and Rev. J. T. Carl
yon, Rev. Thomas W. Owens of Brat
tleboro nnd Miss Agnes Isnbel TIbbetts
In Guilford, 6ct. 9, by Rev. E. M.
Frary of Bernardston, assisted by John
E. Gale, Esq., Harold H. Dennlson of
Bernardston and Miss Carrie Isabel
Gaines of Guilford.
In Wilmington. - Oct. 8, by Rev. A. E.
Martin, Loren Coleman of Rawsonville
and Miss Mildred Negus of Wilmington.
In Townshend, Oct. 9, by P. II. Rut
ter, Esq., Gardner T. Hill and Eva D.
Glrouard, both ot Townshend.
In Hudson, Mass., Oct. 0, by Rev. W.
F. Low, Joseph Hlgglnson of Haverhill,
Mass., formerly of Hinsdale, N. H., and
Miss Elolse Adell Cushman of Hudson.
In Landgrove, Oct. 3, Mrs. Laura Ann
Mead Thomson, 70, widow of Menzie
In Wilmington, Oct. 8, Herbert E. Par
sons. In Townshend, Oct. 3, Edwin II. Saw
yer Shaw, 78.
In Plttsford, Oct. 4, Weed Keach
Pierce, 21, formerly of Brattleboro.
In Bellows Falls, Oct. 5, Mrs. Alice
(Weaver) Weston, 28, wife of Eugene P.
In East Templeton, Mass., Sept., 19,
Mrs. Marlnda W. (FriJnch) Sargent, 87,
widow of Fitch L. Sargent and a native
In Chlco, Cal., Oct. 4, Lefe G. Bar
rett Morgan, 44, wife of W. D. Morgan,
formerly of Northfleld, Mass.
In Newfane, Dummerston Hill, Oct. 10,
Mrs. Permella (Perry) Miles, 92, widow
of Alanson Miles.
Mrs. Marlnda W. Sargent.
Mrs. Marlnda W. Sargent, a native of
Dummerston and a resident of Brattle
boro years ago, died Sept. 19 in East
Templeton, Mass. She was the daughter
of Stephen and Polly (Pierce) French
and was born May 6, 182G, Her home
had been In East Templeton over 60
years. Her husband, Fitch L. Sargent,
to whom she was married May G, 1860,
In Dummerston, was a manufacturer In
East Templeton from 1860 to 1864, and
from the latter year to the time of his
death was proprietor of a general store
and postmaster In East Templeton. Mrs.
Sargent's mother died In 1891 at the age
of over 101 years. Mrs. Sargent sus
tained n fracture of the hip four years
ago and she was confined to the bed the
last 10 weeks of her life, being cared for
by the family of her Bon, Thurber I
Sargent. Besides her son she leaves a
brother, Edwin French of Florida, the
last of a family of nine children; two
granddaughters, Miss Ina Sargent and
Mrs. Ezra S. Whltcomb, both of East
Templeton; also several nephews and
nieces, Mrs. Estella Clark of Worces
ter. Edwin Baker of Fltchburg, Albert
Baker of California, Thomas W, Green
wood of Springfield, Frederick Oreenwood
of East Templeton, Louis A. and Herbert
Greenwood of Gardner, Mrs. Oman Pres
cott and Oeorge Sargent of Brattleboro,
Mrs. Florence Works of Chicago, Mrs.
Alice Brockens of New Haven. At the
funeral six relatives, Including Horbert
. '.Sargent of Brattleboro, acted as bear
' 'ers. The casket was covered with a
-' Profusion of floral tributes,
lellows Falls high school was beaten
7-0 by Greenfield high school In the
football gamo In Greenfield Saturday.
EXNER FARM BARN BURNED.
Fifty Tons Hay and Many Implements
Destroyed Cause of Fire Not Known.
Julius Exner. who lives on South
street about a mile from tho village, on
What Is known as tho Miller farm, lost
his largo barn by flro Friday night and
most of Its contents. The barn was 76
by 40 feet and was situated a few rods
below Ills house on tho opposite side of
the road. It contained about 60 tons
of hay besides wagons, sleds, harness
and much other farm equipment, which
was burned. Th.rco horses were in tho
barn, and It was with much difficulty
that they wcro nble to. get one or a
pair of work horses out. Tho other
two were led out with no hindrance.
Of live stock only one chicken was
burned. The loss Is estimated to bo
about $2000 above the Insurance. Tho
barn was Insured In the Union Mutual
Fire Insurance company for $800 nnd
the crops for $360.
No one knows how the flro caught ns
no lantern was used In the barn that
night. Mr. Bxner keeps two dogs, a
shepherd and a bird dog. A little be
fore 10 o'clock they began barking, as
they often did, nnd he tried to quiet
them. At 10.16 Mr. Exner wound "his
clock and went to bed. At 10.46 the
dogs awakened him by continued bark
ing and he looked out of the window.
Seeing the light from the flames, he
thought his woodlot was on fire. By
that time Mrs. Exner discovered that
the barn was burning. Without dress
ing himself, Mr. Uxner ran down to the
barn and found that the top of the barn
over the horses was nblaze.
They telephoned to the village for
help and tho church bell sounded out
the alarm. A large number of people
went to their assistance as soon as pos
sible, but nothing could save the build
ing. By using very actlvo measures tho
hen-houses, of which there are several,
were saved. The appliances for put
ting out the fire were very limited.
Mr. Exner 1b nn Industrious fnrmer
who came here with his wife and son,
Alexander, from New York about nine
years ago. He keeps 10 head of cattle
nnd sells the milk to Frank Dunkleo,
milkman. They also carry on a large
poultry business, sending the eggs to
the city. Their son, Alexander, works
for the S. A. Smith company. Mr. Ex
ner says he will not rebuild until spring.
Mr. and Mrs. Exner feel very grate
ful to nil who assisted them the night
of the lire. They have the sympathy of
thler neighbors In their loss.
David McElhlnny went to New York
Mrs. E. E. Mather visited In Green
Mrs. J. S. Morse entertained a party
at 600 Monday evening. "
Mrs. Ernest Perry of Greenfield visited
Mrs. L. F. Taylor Monday.
Mrs. H. G. Smith visited her son,
Dwlght Smith, In Putney Monday.
Miss Nellie Mooney came Thursday to
visit at Henry Stockwell's a few days.
The Needlecraft will meet this, Fri
day, afternoon with Mrs. W. E. Bart
lett. Mr. and Mrs. Archie Perry of Middle
bury are expected at D. T. Perry's .this
Miss Bernlce Spoftord went to Clare
mont, N. II., Saturday to remain over
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Knapp of Newfane
visited at Merton -Doollttle's the first of
Rev. E. S. Harrison has charge of
the Sunday services at the Home for the
Aged this month.
Mrs. Fayette MIHer who lives on the
McVeigh farm 00 Orchard street, Is very
111 with brlghts disease.
Merton Doollttle of Orchard street will
sell 25 cows and his barn of hay by auc
tion Saturday of next week.
Miss Grace Smith spent Sunday In
West Rutland with her brother, D. J.
Smith, returning home Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Johnson of Fishers
Island visited their daughter, Mrs. H. H.
Thurber, and family this week.
Mrs. F. Marlon Brooks returned Wed
nesday to New York, after staying with
her sister, Mrs. Merton Doollttle, a week,
Mrs. Mary A. Bigelow and Miss M.
L. Stedman entertained the D. A. R. at
Mrs, Blgelow's home Friday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tufts, who spent
the summer nt 11. C. Harris's, returned
Wednesday to their home In Maiden,
Rev. and Mrs. Henry Lamb and son
returned Friday from Brldport. The
son, Halsey, Is much improved from his
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Barber and
several friends of Greenfield came by
.automobile and visited his brother, II.
W. Barber, Sunday.
Efforts are being made to put the
lawns In good condition where the new
smlewnlks were, laid and several new
walks have been put in
Flags were displayed all the way
along Western avenue Monday in hon
or of the arrival of William H. Taft,
President of the United States.
Mrs. Blanche Ames Ncate and daugh
ter, Lucy, of Lavant, N. Y are guests
at H. W. Barber's. Mr. Neate will come
from Boston to Join them here the last
of the week.
Albert Farwell of Providence, Mrs. Eva
Atcherson of Westminster nnd Mrs. Ar
thur Slader and daughter. Miss Ethel
Field Slader, of Rutland have been
guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Mann this
The conditions existing In the school
In district No. 7 are being looked after
by the new supervisor, Mr. Stover,
and the board ot health and It is ex
pected that there will be a change for
the better soon.
The Bchools In Centrevllle have been
closed this week on account of diph
theria. While there is no epidemic In
the school there have been four cases
among the pupils. The last one, Hugh
Smith of Williams street, attended school
Friday and was taken 111 the same day.
It Is reported to be a very mild case.
First Congregational church, Rey. Hen
ry Lamb, minister. Divine worship
10.30 with sermon by pastor, "Christ for
.saken by his friends"; Bible school 12;
Christian Endeavor 6.30, "You can do
better," 2 Peter 3: 8-18, leader Hazen
Stockwell. Prayer meeting Friday even
ing at 7.30.
Baptist church, Rev. E. S. Harrison,
pastor. Divine worship 10.30 with ser
mon 'hy pastor, "Samson before and af
ter his loss of power." Tho sermon will
be preceded by talk to the children, Bi
ble school 12; evening meeting at 7.30,
a service of song and a short talk by
pastor upon the 23d Psalm. Mid-week
service Wednesday evening at 7.30 with
The annual meeting of the Holiday
Book club was held In the home of
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Prefontalne Wed
nesday evening of last weok. Period
icals were decided upon for the ensu
ing year and other business transacted.
A social hour followed in which re
freshments "were served by the host
esses, Mrs. H. F. Prefontalne and Mrs.
E. M, Goodenough.
Homer Hlgley, who spent the greater
part of his vacation of seven weeks with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs, C. S. Hlgley,
left Thursday for New York, where he
will stay until tomorrow, Saturday, when
he will sntl on the Tlvlves, a United
Fruit company steamer, for Kingston,
Jamaica. He will stay there a day or
two and will go then to Colon, Panama,
where he expects to arrive Oct, 20, and
where he has a position for the government.
Mrs. Thomas Collins Is visiting rela
tives In Wilmington.
II. Q. Smith bought several fine cows
In Putney tho first of tho week.
Mrs. G. W, Chase of Orange Is visit
ing her niece, Mrs. C. II. Shepardson.
Mrs. Mabel Howard of South London
derry visited at E. A. Covey's this week.
A. Q. Eldrldge bought a pair of dark
bay work horses of F. A. Larrow re
cently. Mrs. Maria Johnson of Londonderry Is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Fred Smith, two
Miss Lula Heald of Keene visited at
Charles Stockwell's from Saturday to
C. It. Prentiss visited his sister, Mrs.
E. M. Butler, In Jamaica Tuesday and
Mr. and Mrs. Sumner Hideout of West
minster were guests at' C. M. Hamil
Miss Irene Mather of Springfield spent
Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E. E. Mather.
Mrs. Mary Aiken of West Dummcrston
was a guest nt Henry Stockwell's the
last of the week.
Frank Corbett nnd daughters, Belle
and Edith, of Wilmington, are visiting
at E. B. Corbett's.
Mrs. Burt Woodard of Hinsdale vis
ited her mother, Mrs. Charles Leltslnger,
the first of the week.
Mrs. W. S. French Is caring for Mrs.
Charles Donovan and son, who Is 111 In
tho home of Mrs. French.
The young people will hold a dance In
Academy hall Thursday evening. Wales's
orchestra will furnish music.
W. A. Harris shipped a load of
pound sweet nnd twenty-ounce apples
Tuesday to S. L. Burr In Boston.
The woman's association will hold a
sewing meeting Thursday afternoon In
the home of Mrs. L. H. Stellman.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith attended the
meeting of Windham County Pomona
Grange In West Townshend yesterday,
Mrs. L. G. Taylor went to Dorchester,
Mass., Tuesday for an extended visit
with her brother, J. G. Knapp, and ram
Mrs. II. A. Staten of Vernon and Mrs.
Angellne Estabrook of Brockton, Mass.,
were guests at J. L. Stockwells Wednes
Mrs. Eliza Butterfleld of Newfane nnd
Mrs. Ellen Holtun of Dummerston were
guests at Mrs. N. S. Chamberlln's over
Mrs. Charles Turner has closed her
summer home on Ames hill and has re
turned to her home In New Jersey for
Mr. and Mrs. F. D, Marsh attended
the fair In Bclchertown, Mass., Wednes
day. They report a good fair and a
Mr. and Mrs. Knox Elliot returned to
their home in Brookllne, Mass., Satur
day after being guests at G. B. LIs-
com s three weeks.
Mrs. C. H. Walkner and daughter,
Dorothy, have returned to their home In
Springfield, Mass., after boarding at R.
G. Boyd's 1G weeks. '
Miss Gertrude Parker and Miss Mar
tha Welch of Springfield, Mass.,' are
expected tomorrow to spend Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Parker.
The school In district No. 7 Is in ses
sion, but several of the pupils are troub
led with the skin disease, which still
exists In that neighborhood.
Mr. nnd Mrs. W. E. Stellman stayed
with friends In Dover Saturday night.
Together all visited Somerset dam Sun
day, returning home the same day.
Miss E. M. Chamberlln has so far re
covered her health that she expects to
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dutIes Qs matron of Marquand nall.
Murray Gould and Henry Shlpman,
who have been 111 with diphtheria on
Guilford street, are reported to be Im
proving. They will be out again soon.
Dana Boyd and daughter, Mrs. Bertha
Turner, were called to R. G. Boyd's
Saturday on account of the serious ill
ness of Mr. Boyd's mother, Mrs. Lorena
Mrs. J. A. Stafford Is at R. W. Blood's
place In Dummerston looking after the
crops and other matters. Mr. and Mrs.
Blood expect to remain at J. A. Staf
ford's through the winter.
Mrs. Mary A. Bigelow expects to leave
next Thursday for her home In Tarpon
Springs, Fla. She will be accompanied
by Mrs. Alice Kendall, who has been
with her through the summer.
The farmers are very busy picking ap
ples. While there Is not, in general, a
heavy crop, there Is much more than
was at first expected. The coloring of
the apples Is unusually fine,
Considerable Interest is manifest In
raising sunflowers. Ralph Hcscock re
ports one weighing eight and three
quarters pounds and measuring 18 Inch
es across the face, Inside the petals.
Mrs. E. A. Ormes has returned after
a visit of three weeks in Rutland, Fair
Haven ana l'lttsrord. She is visiting
In the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.
E. Ingram, a few days before returning
Mrs. Emily Crosier has returned after
a stay of three weks with her daughter,
Mrs. George Reed, In Springfield,, this
state. She was aqcompanled by her
grandson, Roger Reed, who will stay
Mrs. M. P. Capen nnd daughters. Miss
Sadie Pellcrln, Alma and Louise Capen,
left Tuesday for New York. On Wed
nesday they sailed on the Huron en
route for their homo In Jacksonville,
Fla., where they expect to arrive Sun
Mrs. C. R. Evans celebrated her 82d
birthday anniversary very quietly In her
home Wednesday. A few intimate
friends called on her, and she received
flowers and other gifts. Her condition
remains about the same, but she Is able
to sit up but little,
Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Mann visited Mr.
and Mrs. E. S. Corse In West Northfleld
Saturday. While there they saw four
deer In a group come Into the orchard,
a few rods from the house, for apples.
Several persons were near looking at
them, but they did not seem to be
afraid. Mr. Mann went within a few
feet of tnem arm tney men bounded
lightly away to the woods.
Mrs. Mary A. Bigelow recently re
celved a visit from Col, and Mrs. Webb
C. Hayes of Spiegel Grove, Fremont.
Ohio, who are on their wedding trip
and who came to this place .to-visit the
home of Mr. Hayes's nncestors. Col
Hayes Is a son of the late President
Rutherford B. Hayes and was a com
mander of Ohio volunteers In the Span
lsh-Amerlcan war. He was at Santi
ago ot the time the Spanish fleet was
destroyed by the United States ships,
Grace Burt was very pleasantly sur
prised Saturday afternoon when 20 of
her schoolmates called upon her to help
her celebrate her 11th birthday annl
versary. The time from 2 until
o'clock was full of enjoyment with
games and selections on the graphar
phone. Sandwiches, cake and ice cream
were served from a long table deco
rated with pnnsles and sweet peas. In
the centre of the table was the birthday
cake, Illuminated with 11 candles, which
was cut by the young hostess. Miss
Grace received from her friends a silver
mesh hand bag, with which she was
St. Michael's Episcopal church. Nine
teenth Sunday after Trinity. Holy eu
chartst at 7.30 a. m., morning prayer,
litany and sermon nt 10.30; Sunday
school at noon; evening prayer and ser
mon ut 7.30.
Sedgwick Woman's Relief corps will
hold a drill In Grand Army hall tomor
row, Saturday, ovonlng.
All Masons and their wives are Invit
ed to the card party In the temple to
night. Whist nnd GOO wHl bo played.
John Barbettl Is 111 with dlptherla at
his homo on Vernon street. Miss McKen
na, n trained nurse, Is caring for Mm,
A feature of E. Wales's dancing class,
which opens tomorrow In Grange hall
will bo the playground and folk dances.
Tho ladles' association of the Con
gregational church -will serve a supper
in tho chapel Thursday evening, Oct. 21.
The ladles' association of tho Con
gregational church -will hold a sewing
meeting Thursday to work for tho 'homo
The ladles of tho Unlversallst society
will hold a rummage sale In the Emer
son building. The dates have been
changed from Oct. 17-18-19 to Oct. 31 and
Nov. 1 nnd 2.
Tomorrow, Saturday, being Columbus
day and n legal holiday tho post office
will be open only from 9 'to 12 o'clock.
The carriers will make the early morn
ing delivery only, but the rural carriers
will make their deliveries as usual.
Tho Current Literature club held Its.
annual meeting nt Miss Cabot's last
evening. Mrs. Fremont Hamilton was
elected president, Mrs. E. W. Gibson,
secretary and treasurer, Miss Cabot,
Mrs. George White and Miss Emma Dut
ton, book committee.
The annual Inspection of the Woman's
Relief corps will be held In Grand Ar
my hall Thursday evening, Oct. 17. Mrs.
Kato B. Lee of Wells River, department
Inspector, will be present. Supper will
be served at G o'clock. An Invitlatlon Is
extended to all members. ,
The billiard tournament supper will bo
served In the Masonic templo next Fri
day evening at C.30 sharp. The members
of the team captained by Judge W. R.
Daley will entertain Capt. Jesse
Haynes's team. A company of about 120
Is expected to be present.
The-ladles' association of tho Congre
gational church will hold a rummage
sale In Emerson building Oct. 17 to 19.
The proceeds will be devoted to the
building fund. Mrs. Ella G. Stnrkey,
who has charge of the sale asks all
those who havo articles to contribute to
bring them to the room next Thursday.
The Canal Street Book club held Its
annual meeting and sale of books last
night In the home of Mrs. Dennlson
Cowles. These officers were elected: Pres.,
Mrs. Dennlson Cowles; vice pres., Miss
Florence Allen; sec, and treas., Victor
Grant; committee on bound books, Mrs.
J. A. LIndsey, Miss Florence Foster and
Mrs. G. O. Abbott.
John Frlthlof Kail and Miss Marie
Osterholm were marled In the homo of
Mr. Kail's sister, Mrs. E. A. Johnson of
Ohestnut street, Monday by Rev. Roy
M. Houghton. Only mcrnhfers of tho
family were present. They will keep
house on Elliot street. Mr. Kail Is em
ployed by the Carpenter company and
Mrs. Kali has been employed by Mrs.
N. I. Hawley.
AVhllo Hannas Tirkko. 40. was work
ing on the new caisson that has been
launched nt the railroad Job Wednedav
he fell 12 feet and his left wrist and
ankle were sprained nnd two ribs on
me icii sine were iractured. lie was
attended by Dr. H. P. Greene and then
taken to the Memorial hospital. Ho was
using an axe for a lever, which slipped,
causing mm to lose his footing.
Mr. and Mrs. Warner Miller of Dum
merston were thrown from their carriage
about G.30 Wednesday evening on the
Putney road, and Mrs. Miller sustained a
fracture of the upper jaw and many
scratches and bruises. The wheels of
uie carriage were torn off and the auto
mobile was turned over on Its side. Mr.
and Mrs. Miller were returning home
when they saw, an automobile, driven by
E. S. Tubbs of this town, annroachlne.
They turned out but the car struck their
venicle. The horse freed Itself and
bolted. The automobile swerved and
headed for a telephone pole, Mr. Tubbs
riirned the wheel quickly and the machln
turned up on Its side. Mrs. Miller was
careu ior uy neigntiors and Dr A. I. Mil
ler was summoned. She Is reported as
The west abutment and four nlers at
the site of the proposed Boston & Maine
railroad bridge across the Connecticut
river practically are complete and work
nas been begun on the east abutment
and tho two remaining nlers. Four nun
ured piles for pier No. 2. counting from
the Hinsdale side have been driven, and
they will be sawed oft next week 2G
feet under water. The open caisson
which will bo used In building this pier
was launched Saturday nnd as the men
swung their axes and cut the ropes
which held the caisson on the ways on
uie river uank she slid gracefully down
into the water. This' caisson Is 9G feet
long, 36 feet wide and 29 feet high and
contains 500 tons of timber. Piles for
tho permanent track north on the Ver
mont side have been driven to a point
several Hundred feet north of the en
L. V. Hawley was in Taftsville Wednesday.
Mrs. V. It. Daley visited Friday in Snrine.
Bryan Gale went Tuesday to Boston, where
lie will attend the world's championship base
Miss Elsie Smith underwent an operation
for appendicitis In the Memorial hospital
Miss Katherine Dunlevy lias been appointed
official stenographer to the legislative com
mittee on revision of bills at Moutpelier.
George Seaver went yesterday to Nwnort.
N. II., to attnd the funeral of his brother-in-
law, George Parker, which took place today.
William P. Devine returned Monday to
Boston after a week's visit with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Devine of Vernon
Carl Schorling will move next week into
his new house on the Hinsdale road. It is a
handsome building and commands a fine view
of the Connecticut valley,
Mrs. George W. Hooker, who has been ill
with a bronchial trouble in the home of her
son, Jams F. Hooker of Schenectady. N. Y..
is expected home' next week.
John Bessett, George Danyew and John J.
Austin left Monddy on a pleasure trln by
automobile to Granville, N. Y., Middlebury
and other places in' western Vermont.
Dr. G. F. Barber, Lawrence Barber. E, E.
Perry. C. A. Harris. Fred II. Harris and Dr.
C. R. Aldrich returned yesterday from a hunt'
Ing trip ot two or three days in Londonderry
and vicinity. . '
George Anderson, who Is employed by the
telephone company, and Thomas Doyle, who
works (or tne I win State Gas company, will
go next week to Philadelphia, where they
expect to locate.
Edward McGough, who with Mrs. McGough,
came here recently from Springfield, Mass.,
where he was seriously hurt five months ago.
is steadily gaining and was able to walk from
Vernon street to Main street with the aid of
Frank P. Howe, who has been employed by
the Esley Organ company several years, Is
confined to his home with a serious trouble
with the bones of his legs. His physicians
thought early this week that amputation would
be necessary, but his condition Is somewhat
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Ilildreth. Mr. and Mrs.
E. B. Barrows and Mr. and Mrs. A. P.
Simonds attended the pageant given by the
studtnts of Mount Holyoke college this week.
Mrs. Simonds went Tuesday and Mr. Simonds
joined her in Holyoke Thursday. Mrs.
Simonds's nelce, Miss I.azelle SutUiTe, had a
part In the pageant Tuesday,
New Electric Irons
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No matter what condition your
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HOSPITAL NURSES GRADUATED.
Class of Nine Presented Diplomat Wed
nesday Night Address by Dr. Charles
Goodrich of Brooklyn.
Nine nurses graduated from the Brat
tleboro Memorial hospital training school
for nurses Wednesday evening with In
teresting exercises In Grange hall, and
last night they were tendered a banquet
In the Brooks House by the alumni as
sociation and by tho hospital. Their
names are Grace E. Allen of Spring
field, Mass., Mary E. Austin of Keene,
N. II., Ernestine Agnes Calllouette of
Willimantlc, Conn., Jennie Marie Dean
of Springfield, Vt., Blanche T. Duffy of
Conway, N. 11., Helen Louise Guild of
Swanton, Vt., N. Lillian Smythe of Sut
flcld, Conn., Alice Leocadle Vien of
Hartford, Conn., and Lena Wendllng of
A good number ot friends of the
nurses and the hospital assembled In
Grange hall Wednesday night and man
ifested their enthulasm, particularly
when the diplomas were awnrded, each
nurse being applauded Individually. The
stage was decorated handsomely with
oak and maple autumn foliage. As Lett
singer's orchestra played the march,
"National emblem," by Bagley, the hos
pital officials and graduating class
marched to the stage, each carrying a
yellow chrysanthemum, and the under
graduates occupied front seats on the
floor. Those on the stage, besides the
class, were the medical staff. Dr. F. H.
O'Connor, Dr. II. P. Greene, Dr. W. H.
Lane, Dr. H. L. Waterman, Dr. C. S.
Pr,att and Dr. G. R. Anderson the trus
tees, George L. Dunham, E. I HIKlreth
nnd C. L. Stickney; Richards M. Brad
ley of Boston, one of the Trustees ot
the Thomas Thompson estnte; Rev. E.
Q. S. Osgood, who offered prayer and
pronounced the benediction; Dr. Charles
Goodrich of Brooklyn, who gave the
graduation address; Miss Mary E. Schu
macher, superintendent of tho hospital,
' and Miss Mary L. Wakefield, head
Following the prayer Fred C. Adams
sang "The sword of Ferrara," by Dul
lard, and "Absent," by Metcalf, witsi
very pleasing effect, after which Dr.
Goodrich gave the address. He suggest
ed tlie special opportunities which nurs
es have for enlarging their spheres of
usefulness nslde from the "necessary
nuisance" of a pecuniary return. These
are the perfecting of self control, cheer
fulness, the elevation of morals, culture
by reading the best books, the choice
Intimacies that are made through tho
profession, and tho addition to literature
which may bo made by recording ex
periences In the work. It was a thor
oughly able address and appealed to all
while the orchestra was playing
Nevln's "Love song" Miss Schumacher
attached a hospital pin to the costume
of each member of the class and then
the diplomas wero presented by Presi
dent G, L. Dunham. The Florence
Nightingale pledge was given by Miss
Schumacher and the program closed
wun mo oeneuiction ana an orchestral
Twenty-four attended the banquet In
the Brooks House parlor, and muslo was
furnished by Leltslnger s orchestra.
Miss Flora Cattnnach. nresident of thn
alumni, made' a short address of wel
come, to which Miss Lena Wendllng,
president of the class, responded. All
but one of tho first graduating class, In
1908, were present, those from away be
ing Mr. Frank Brown of Keene,
Mrs. ITarland Miller of Hartford, Conn..
and Miss Rachel Hammond of Brockton.
Mrs. Edward Clark of Detroit was un
able to come.
C. A. Waitman, who has been 111 three
weeks, Is still unable to work.
Miss Johanna Baker went today to New
Britain, Conn., to visit her cousin.
Mrs. C. S. Pingree attended the funeral of
a relative in Newport, N. II., yesterday.
Miss Margaret Cray of Bellows Falls was
the guest of Miss Julia Brosnahan Sunday.
Miss Lydia Lazelle of Dover vlsjted this
week with Mrs. Albert Fessenden of Elliot
Glenham Jones is spending a part of his
vacation in New York city and in New
Mr. and Mrs. John Ilanlon and Miss Katie
Quinn went Wednesday to- Uoston for a
Mrs. Seaver returned Wednesday to Proc-
torsvllle after spending the summer with her
son, Charles Seaver.
Mrs. C. II. Thompson went to Pittsford to
day to speak on the Work of the woman's
home missionary union.
A BRAND NEW ONE
GUARANTEED FOR 5 YEARS
Mrs. Permella Miles.
Mrs. I'crmelia Miles, 92, died shortly after
4 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the home of
her daughter, Mrs. James X. Bctterley, at the
Ilettcrley homestead. She was seriously ill
about a year ago and had failed gradually in
mind and body since that time, but no par
ticular change was noticed in her condition
until about 12 hours before her death, which
was due to natural causes. She was cared for
by a nurse throughout her long illness, and
had been given every attention that loving
hands could render.
Mrs. Miles was the last of the five daugh
ters of Calvin and Hannah (Fuller) Perry of
Dover and was born in that town March 9,
1820. At the age of 12 ears she went from
Dover to Ashfield, Mass., where she attended
school and where she met Alanson Miles, to
whom she was married September 12, 1839, the
ceremony taking place in Savoy. They lived
in Savoy and Hawley, Mr. Miles being en
gaged principally as a farmer, until S3 years
ago, when they came to Dummerston hill, in
the edge of Newfane. After living here 14
years they went to Pittsfield, Mass., and soon
afterwards moved to Chicopee Falls, where
they bought a. small farm. When Mr. Miles's
health failed they returned to Dummerston
hill to live with their adopted daughter, Mrs.
James X. Bctterley, who then lived on the
Chase place. Later they moved to Williams
ville, where they lived 10 years, Mr. Miles
dying there October 5, 1896. Mrs. Miles
then went to live with Mrs. Bettcrlcy at the
present Betterlcy homestead.
Up to a little more than a year ago she
retained her faculties to a remarkable degree
and with a little help and the aid of her cane
she was able to get about the house and go
out on the veranda pleasant days. The year
previous to the celebration of her 90th birth
day anniversary she read several books. Mrs.
MMra was a veteran bed-quilt maker, each of
her children, grandchildren and great-grand
children having a quilt which she made, ine
l.int one. which she pieced when 85 years of
age, was for her great-granddaughtei Ruth
Emily Stockwell. Jicing Drought up in me
cood old-fashioned way she often remarked
how sad it was that so many of the young
people were allowed to let time slip by unuseu,
as time is money.
Mr. and Mrs. Miles had three children, an
of whom were born before their parents came
to this state. They were Daniel, who was
drowned in Hawley at the age of two years.
Linus, who enlisted in the army but aieu oi
fever without having an opportunity to go
into active service, and Cyrus, who died in
the autumn of 1896.
Besides the daughter already mentioned she
leaves four grandchildren, Mrs. Bertha Whi
taker of Newfane hill, Mrs. Ida Stockwell,
who tenderly cared for her grandmother the
last seven months, Hugh J. and Ray C.
Bctterley of Portland. Ore.; five great-grana-children,
Roy Perry Miles and Edith Howard
Miles of Chicopee Falls, Shailer Herrick and
Ruth Emily Stockwell of the Betterley home
stead and Florence Whttaker of Newfane hill;
also four nephews, Edward! Pearl of Mans
field, Conn., Lucien Elmer of Brattleboro,
Walter Elmer of Pittsfield, Mass., and Edwin
Elmer of Los Angeles, Cal., and two nieces,
Mrs. Nellie Prouty and Mrs. Edna Wilson of
Chestertown, N. Y. A grandson, Linus P.
Miles, died In Chicopee Falls, January 19,
1910. and Mrs. Miles attended the funeral.
The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock Sunday
In the Methodist church In Wiltiamtville and
the burial will take place In Williamsville.
Invented by an American but built
In Switzerland, a new cigarette machine
will turn out COO rjerfect cltrarcttes a
minute. I ( SUflU
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old iron is in,
if you are our
Robert Knowlton returned Wednesday to
Xorwich university, having recovered from
his illness with jaundice.
L. M. Graves of Providence, R. I., salesman
for Dunham Brothers company, was in town
Wednesday for spring samples.
Frank Reed is taking a vacation from his
duties at the Thomas pharmacy. He and Mrs.
Reed will go to New York today.
Owing to the ill health of Mrs. A. J. Pierce,
Mrs. A. J. Stearns has been taken to the
Home for the Aged and Disabled.
Mr. and Mrs. Gorge Martell have moved
from the Barber building on Clark street to
the Morse building on Elliot street.
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Belleville of
Northampton spent Sunday at C. S. Pingree's
coming in Mr. Belleville's automobile.
The banns of marriage were published Sun
day in St. Michael's Roman Catholic church
between Joseph Fanuctte and Miss Lillian
Dr. Fremont Hamilton, prsident of the Ver
mont State Homeopathic Medical society,
attended the mid-year meeting in Rutland
Mrs. Martha M. Walker returned to her
home in Sharon Monday after two weeks'
visit with, her daughter, Mrs. Christopher
Mrs. Mary Warder, Miss Marjorie White
and Charles II. Pratt will leave this afternoon
on a trip to Montreal and other places of
interest in Canada.
Miss Laura Knowlton of Waterbury, Conn.,
who visited two weeks at Frank Knowlton's
on Horton place, went to Randolph, this state,
Wednesday for a visit.
Valuable Horse Killed.
A horse owned by F. A. Larrow" of
this town was driven to its death on
the road from Spoftord lake Monday af
ternoon about 5 o'clock. Forced to a
terrltuc pace by his driver he went over
the 50-foot bank at the dangerous curve
at the "old mill" a short distance west
of the lake, and his neck was broken.
Peter Blake of Bellows Falls, formerly
of this town, went to Mr. Larrow's liv
ery stable on Flat street Monday after
noon and hired "Baby Jack," one of
the liveryman's best horses, saying that
he was going to Putney with Roderick
Filllon of this. town. Instead of going
to Putney the two drove to the Spoftord
House, Spoftord, N. H., and after a
visit there started back for Brattleboro.
They were seen to drive past Lakeside
at a very fast paco and persons who
saw' them remarked upon the speed at
which they were going. A few minutes
later an automobtUt discovered the
horse and carriage and the two young
men at the bottom of the bank near
the old mill,, a point which always has
been considered dangerous and from
which the trees were cleared a few
years ago to give a better view of the
turnj The young men were wandering
about the wrecked vehicle and the horse
and the automoblllst approached them
to render assistance. The horse was
nearly dead. The youths were Interro
gated as to who owned the outfit and
ono of them replied that It belonged to
K. E. Mosher of this town. The auto
moblllst looked at the whip and saw
that It bore the name of F. A, Larrow,
Brattleboro. He returned to his machine
and drove to Lakeside House and told
Mr. Ware of the acclJent and the hotel
proprietor telephoned to Mr. Larrow.
Immediately upon receipt of the news
the liveryman had warrants sworn out
for the arrest of the young men and
the warrants were given to Deputy
Sheriff C. I. Knapp. After being left by
the man In the automobile Blake and
Filllon hurried on the William B. Allen's,
secured a boat on the bank of the river
and rowed across to 'Dummerston. They
then boarded the tra n. that Heaves here
at 5.G7 p. m., and Filllon left the train
at Putney, Blake remalnlhg aboard.
Deputy Sheriff Knapp went 'to Putney,
having heard that Filllon jwas there,
located the youth and arrested htm. He
was brought to Brattleboro and closeted
In Mr. Knapp'a room In Crosby "block.
At first he denied any knowledge; of
the horse or of t;he accident, but the
telephone was brought Into use and It
was learned from E, M. Grant of the
Spofford House that both young men
had been there. Filllon wasl confronted
with the report from the. holtel and ad
mitted that It was true. He, also made
statements, It Is understood, which
might account for the accident.
"Baby Jack" was a handsome black
horse and was worth more tlian $250 and
the entire outfit was worth at least $350.
The carriage was nearly demolished.
More than 21,000,000 cigars are smoked
In the United States every day.
A leather covered metal tube, which
may be slipped along a closed umbrella,
to roll It tight, Is an English Invention.