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THE VERMONT PIKENIX, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1912.
Romance cf Daniel Fisher.
George A. Downs, who owns and Uvea
on the farm which was once the Dan
iel Fisher place, recently sent to Mrs.
Laura (Fisher) Johnson some apples
which grew on a tree that was there
several generations ago, when owned by
QAtlHU joj 'saiddu 9t(X 'sjaiisiji on)
growth, were of good size and line fla
vor. Mrs. Johnson Is the only living de
scendant In town of that family.
Daniel Fisher once was known as
"Corn" Fisher, on account of the large
number of bushels of corn he raised.
He was 'Mrs. Johnson's great-grand-father
and was born In 1752 and came
to Newfane to live In 1774, from Mil
ford, Mass. Ills wife's name was Han
nah Saddler, of Upton, Mass. When he
came to Newfane to live all the prop
erty he owned was a pair of oxen. There
Is a pleasing romance connected with
his trip home after buying the cattle.
When he was passing through the town
of Upton, on the way, his oxen were
thirsty, so was he and he stopped at a
tavern kept by a Mr. Saddler, and call
ed for a drink of water. The daughter
of the house answered his call, gave
him a drink of water and showed him
where to water his cattle, after which
he went home. But he was "smitten"
with that girl then and there, and the
consequence was he married her. An
amusing ict was that when Miss Sad
dler saw Mr. Fisher coming to the door
for that drink of water she Jokingly re
marked to her mother: "There comes
my future husband," but when Mr.
Fisher came to ask the parents for their
daughter they objected because he had
They married and settled In Newfane
and he became one of the most prosper
ous farmers then known, and at the
time of his death In 1820 he owned all
the farms adjoining his, also what Is
now known as the Col. Franklin farm,
and was worth )GO,000, which was a
very large amount for those times.
Visit from President Taft.
On Monday our village was dec-or-aled
prettily with Hags and other
materials In tho national colors In honor
of a visit from President Taft. It was
a beautiful summer day, and the com
mon assumed a gala appearance as the
people began to gather soon after noon
from far and near. Many from Wll
llamsvllle were present. County court
In session here adjourned at 3 o'clock,
but owing to a delay President Taft
and party did not reach Newfane until
later. The weather became threatening
In the afternoon and as the White
House car, with escort stopped before
the court house drops of rain fell.
President Taft was greeted llrst by
Judge and Mrs. F. M. Butler and later
by as many as were able In the crowd
to do so. It was noticeable that a good
many of the old soldiers were present
to pay their respects to the president,
also over 50 school children. A prom
inent man In our village told him he
was a Democrat and knew his grand
father and the President responded
quickly, "I am glad to see what a Ver
mont Democrat Is like. So do I re
member my grandfather and you are
older than I."
He took little Mary Rand In his arms
and kissed her while shaking hands with
the people, and Mrs. Taft handed a
beautiful bouquet of sweet peas to be
divided among the women present. As
his time was limited his remarks were
very brief. Three cheers for President
Taft were given and they went on their
way to the village of Townshcnd, which
was decorated beautifully for the mem
Ralph Cushlng was In town over Sun
day. William Nido was at A. E. Edwards's
Mrs. Mary Wilson, who was 111 last
week, Is improving.
County court adjourned Wednesday
forenoon until Monday..
Mrs. J. A. Young of Wllllamsvllle vis
ited relatives in town Monday.
George Goodenough has bought a pair
of red oxen of Earl Davis.
T. D. Davles of Londonderry called
on frlepds In Newfane Tuesday.
Miss Mabel Phillips went to Boston
to attend the electrical exhibition.
Nelson Gray is at work with his team
on the Tibbetts lumber Job in Brook
line. Ward H. Eager came Tuesday from
New York to spend the rest of the week
Miss Mary Benson of Enosburgh Falls
came Saturday to cook in the Windham
J. H. Underwood visited his daughter,
Mrs. William Sargent, In her home In
Winthrop over Sunday.
Mr. Beebee of Manchester was In
town last week with his assistant, Mr.
Smith, lettering monuments.
Ellery Chase, who spent a week or
more with relatives In New York city,
returned home Wednesday night.
Rehearsals are being held this week
for the drama, "Which Is which?" to
be given at the Grange fair next week.
Mrs. F. E. Wellman and Mrs. Jennie
Clifford of Brattleboro visited Newfane
friends Thursday and Friday of last
Mrs. Sarah. Pierce and son, Perlle,
have been visiting her father, J. D.
Pierce, and other relatives In Towns
hend. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Crosier of
Washington, D. C, were guests over
Sunday of their sister, Mrs. Cora Win
chester. Clara Winchester, who has been very
ill the past five weeks, Is gaining slow
ly, and Is able to sit up a little .while
Mrs. O. S. Wilson, wife of the Jury
man from Grafton, was a guest from
SaturJay to Monday night at Davidson
Mrs. Josephine Howe, who visited rel
atives In Winthrop and in Wllklnsonvllle
a few weeks, returned to Newfane Mon
Charlie Benson Bold out last week his
Interest in the livery business at the
Windham County House to his partner.
Earl F. Davis.
Miss Florence Derry left Monday to
spend a vacation of two weeks In the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs
Judson Derry, In Putney.
Mrs. II. A. Carpenter left Friday to
visit her daughter, Mrs. Chapln, In Gull-
Do your hens
They should, and they tan.
Here's the answer. Give them
Only cotti 3c a month per hen.
The Wonderful Increase In eggs
will repay you many times over.
Wards off diseases by keeping
town in proper trim,
Paehagm ISe. 2-lb can TSc.
12 lb$. $3.60 (d.UvrtJ)
I. S. JOHNSON & CO..
ford, who' expects to return noon to
Nowfano with her mother.
Work on tho sidewalks began ngaln
Tuesday, Beginning at the Moore Free
library tho walk will be continued ns
far as tho Congregational church.
Sirs. Lizzie Ferguson and mother, who
had been guests at Mrs. Alice Mlcott's,
left the first of the week to visit other
relatives beforo returning to Spokane.
Miss Mary L. Piatt left Monday morn
ing to attend ns delegate the state con
vention of the Christian Endeavor so
ciety which is being held in Morrlsvllle.
Mrs. Maria Johnson, who visited sev
eral weeks with her sister, Mrs. B. E.
Morse, left hero the first of the week
to visit another sister in West Brattle
boro. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Hamlin went Fri
day to visit their daughter, Mrs. Dan
iel van valkenburgn, at Mount Hermon.
Mr. Hamlin returned homo the first of
Mr. and Mrs. Amnsa Grout, who have
been nt Unecda Rest ten days, re
turned Friday to their home In Wil
mington, Mrs. Grout being much Im
proved In health.
Mrs. Florence Fream Batchelder, who
taught last year In tho public schools
In Arroya, Porto Rico, has been pro
moted and Is teaching this year in the
high school in that place.
Mrs. Sarah Covey and niece. Miss Ha
zel Landman, came from Londonderry
weaensuay to visit their family lot In
the cemetery here, spending the rest of
the day with Mrs, G. E. Davidson.
Charles Fountain has come here with
his family from Windham to live on
the David Davis farm, where he will
be engaged In helping George Goode
nough cut the timber on the place.
C. M. Goodenough recently sold all tho
soft wood timber on the Davis farm to
J. C. Tibbetts. George Goodenough has
taken a contract to cut and deliver tho
timber to Mr. Tlbbetts's mill.
W. H. Goodnow came last week for a
short vacation at their summer home.
This . week Mr. and Mrs. Goodnow
closed Elm Hall for the winter. They
returned Thursday to North Cambridge.
The Grange will hold their annual
fair Oct. 17 and 18, Thursday and Fri
day of next week. Every one is urged
to bring exhibits. Tho premiums offered
are not limited to members of tho
Mr. and Mrs. James Perkins have
moved from Townshend Into the Bax
ter Cushlng house, now owned by Earl
Davis. They have three children, which
will bring three more pupils Into our
Mrs. Frank Lawrence of Townshend
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen
Foster, Friday. Mrs. Foster Is caring
for her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Jenlson,
who Is 111, Mr. Jenlson was with them
While at work Tuesday on the Earl
Davis farm Jack McDonald felled a
tree which flew back, striking him a
heavy blow and knocking him over.
One leg was badly Injured, but no bones
were broken. He was attended by Dr.
William Wllfinn In mnrntT r,nnA -
covery from the injuries he received
.ui iiuiumouue party a rew weeks
ago while at work on the highway near
Townshend. Tin la nhnut n
nnd came to the village Monday to see
The Newfane Sunday school Is taking
care of the young men in an organized
adult Bible class. The young women
have formed a olnss wlh ,,
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teacher and a membership of 11. These
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One of the attractions of the Grange
fair will be a "Memory Ladder." All
the former members are asked to con
tribute some fancy article and attach a
card with the name of person sending
t. These articles will be hung on the
ladder and sold.
At the state convention of the W. C.
T. U., .which was held in Rutland last
week, Mrs., G. E. Davidson was re-elected
state president. In the absence of
Miss Grace Prior, iMrs. Annie Carter
served as musical director during the
convention and was elected assistant
musical director for the ensuing year.
The chicken-pie supper at the Grange
fair will be served Thursday evening
from G to 8 o'clock. Don't forget the
date, Oct. 17. Anyone Interested in the
premium lists will find them at the
stores. Go and take one home and find
what you have to take to exhibit. The
premiums will be awarded the second
evening,, Oct. 18, after the program.
Congregational church. Morning wor
ship at 11, sermon by the pastor. Sun
day school at 12.15. Evening service at
7.30. James McCown of Mount Hermon
will sing both morning and evening. Ev
erybody cordially Invited. Christian En
deavor meeting Tuesday evening at 7.20,
subject, "You can do better." Prayer
meeting Thursday evening.
Dr. Marshall A. Howe, curator in
Bronx Park, New York city, visited at
the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
M. O. Howe, from Wednesday of last
week until Monday. Supervisor Carlton
D. Howe of Morrlsvllle Joined the fam
ily, when all the children except Dr.
Clifton D. Howe of Toronto were at
home to celebrate their father's 80th
Miss Barbara and Rodney Norton and
their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Dud
ley, who have spent many summers nt
the Newfane Inn, came Thursday by
automobile from their home In Merlden
and were guests at the Inn until Sun
day afternoon, when they left for Ber
nnrdston. While here they made two
fishing excursions to Sunset lake as well
as other trips near-by.
Dellard and Kenneth Perry attended
the Bondvllle fair.
William Allbee visited his brother,
George Allbee, this week.
Mrs. E. P. Osgood's sister, Mrs. Marsh
of Boston, Is visiting her.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Perry visited at
Bert Hulctt's In Westmoreland recently.
Mrs. Hitchcock and Mrs. Thresher of
Athens visited at A. C. Wellman's Sun
day. Twenty-three from this place went to
Townshend Monday to see President
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Wellington have
been spending several days with Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Amsden in Andover.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mather of Spring
field were home recently.
Miss Maud Taylor of Halifax was with
friends here over Sunday,
Dr, Moxom of Sprlngileld, Mass., was
In town a few days last week.
Miss Florence Dalrymple of Brattle
boro was tho guest of Mrs. E. p. Adams
Mrs. Carpenter of Newfane and Mrs.
Chapln of Chlcopee Falls are guests of
Mrs, Julia Johnson.
air, and Mrs. Ralph Moxom, who spent
last week in Sprlngileld, returned to
their home early this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Worden, who
spent their vacation here, went to their
home In New York Saturday.
The next meeting of the young peo
ple s club will be held at the Winches
ter schoolhouse Saturday evening, Oct.
19. A full program will lie presented.
Clyde Kennlson of Tiiin- vn inn
fined $50 at Northampton on a charge of
exhibiting at the recent fair a deformed
boy whom he claimed was his son. The
boy is about 12 years old and has six
lingers on eacn hand and seven toes on
each foot. The arrest was made on
complaint of Mrs, Alice Montgomery,
agent of the state Society for the Pre
vention of Cruelty to, Children.
E. M. Strntton returned from Brattle
boro on Saturday.
Mrs. Harrison Aldrlch went to Boston
Thursday to stay a few days.
A. V. Stratton, who was In Springfield,
Mass., for treatment five weeks, has re
J. L. Whttakcr Is repairing his store,
putting on new roofing and building a
J, A. Bruce has bought a farm In
SufTleld, Conn., and will movo there
within a few weeks.
Mrs. O. F. Perry Is housekeeper for
D. S. Dorrell during tho absence of her
daughter, Mrs. Dorrell.
Mrs. C. E. Brown went to Claremont
for a few days' visit with her daugh
ter, Mrs. J, A. Bruce.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray L. Brooks and
daughter of Brattleboro, were guests of
Rev, and Mrs. Clarke one day last week.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Clarence A. Worden of
Long Island City, N. Y., and Archlo P.
Worden of Rawsonvlllo were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Bruce last week.
Mr. and Mrs. William II. Goodnow of
Cambridge, Mass., and Mrs. D. D. Dick
inson of Wllllamsvllle were guests of
their sister, Mrs. Samuel Morse, Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dickinson of
Wllllamsvllle nnd Miss Elsa Newton of
Walllngford, Conn, were guests of their
cousin and aunt, Mrs. Love and Mrs.
Samuel Morse, Friday.
The ladles' aid met at Mrs. Samuel
Morse's Wednesday and elected these
ofllccrs for one year: Pres., Mrs. Love;
vice pres., Mrs. M. A. Bingham; sec.
and Mrs. Ira Ingram; supper com,,
Mrs. Edward Morse, Mrs. Bertha Sparks
and Mrs. Iva Ingram; supper com.,
Mrs. A. V. Stratton, Mrs. S. H. Morse
and Mrs. L. E. Stratton.
John Lewis went Saturday to Baldwin
Place, N. Y., returning Tuesday,
'Mrs. Emma Sparks of Brattleboro is
visiting her sister, Mrs. C. K. Stedman,
Mrs. Elvira Sparks and daughter, Mrs.
Harnden, have been visiting in Dover
Mr. nnd Mrs. Arthur O. Spauldlng of
Ludlow are guests of Mr. and Mrs. E.
W. W. Edwards of South Newfane and
John Carey of Dover have moved to the
Several from this place' went to Brat
tleboro nnd some to Newfane to see
President Taft Monday.
Mrs. Alice A. Morse of Johnson City,
Tenn., came Tuesday to spend a month
with her sister, Mrs. W. A. Brooks.
Mrs. Bert Bastlan and two children
of Brattleboro are spending several
days with Mrs. J. H. Merrilleld. James
Goodrich, who works in Brattleboro, vis
ited there Sunday,
Ladles' night was the feature of the
Grange meeting Tuesday evening, when
they treated the men to a llrst-class en
tertainment. At a previous meeting the
men entertained the women. The
Judges, chosen outside the Grange, gave
tneir decision in favor or the women.
In the near future the defeated side will
give the women a supper.
Mrs. Hogan has gone to Easthampton,
Henry Payne picked some ripe wild
raspberries Oct. 3.
Miss Mertle Brown of Jamaica Is
working for Mrs. Roberts.
Mrs. Frank Ray of Wilmington has
been visiting relatives here.
Mr. Drew, tho school supervisor, vis
ited Miss Griffith's school last week.
The Stratton Mountain club climbed
the mountain Saturday on a picnic
The ladies' social circle are Invited to
meet with Mrs. M. L. Rice next Thurs
Miss Ethel Eddy and Miss Florence
Wellman of Brattleboro were at E. A.
Eddy's a few days.
D. M. Cobb, having sold his place to
Mr. Lowe and Raymond Reed, will have
an auction next Tuesday.
Taft Men Lose In California.
President Taft will be without repre
sentation from California In the elec
toral college, and not a vote for him can
be cast In the state unless written In,
according to a decision by the state su
preme court under which electors
pledged to him cannot appear on the
November ballot as Republicans.
The issue was presented In the form
of an application by attorneys for the
Taft Republican organization, seeking to
have made permanent an alternative
writ obtained some days ago, directing
Frank G. Jordan, secretary of state, to
designate on the 'ballot as Republicans
the presidential electors named by the
Atty. Gen. Webb, for the secretary of
state, tiled a general denial of the alle
gations and a demurrer to the petition
He argued that the Republican party of
California was not alllliated with the
national party and was in no wise bound
by the decisions of the Chicago conven
Hon; that the petition of the Taft men
was supported by insufllclent evidence,
anu tnat the court lacked jurisdiction.
French Aviator Flew 750 Miles In a Day.
The French aviator, Pierre Dancourt,
on Sunday covered a distance estimated
at about 750 miles, a now world's recorJ
for a single day's cross country flight.
in the contest for the Pommery cup of
1012. Dancourt started from Valenci
ennes, near the Belgian border, and flew
direct to Biarritz, near the southwestern
extremity of France. He made threa
stops to replenish his tanks. A cash
prize of $1500 goes with the cup, and
illgnts must be made between sunrisi
the value of good looks of a fine com
plexion, a skin free from blemishes,
bright eyes and a cheerful demeanor.
Many of themknow, also, what it means
to be free from headaches, backaches,
lassitude and extreme nervousness,
because many have learned the value of
ns the most reliable-aid to better phys
ical condition. Beecham's Pills have
an unequaled, reputation because they
act so mildly, but so certainly and so
beneficially. By clearing the system,
regulating the bowels and liver, they
tone the stomach and improve the
digestion. Better feelings, better looks,
better spirits follow the use of Beech
am's Pills so noted the world over
Sold Trywfcr, 10c., 25c.
Women especially should read the directions
with etery box.
PRE8IDENT TAFT HERE MONDAY.
Gave Short Talk concerning His Family
History at Related to Thlt Town
visit of the President of tho United
States, William II, Taft, Monday after
noon, Tho time was rather snort, after
tho people received positive Information
that he was coming on Monday, to
mnko all the preparation which was In
tho hearts of the people to make, but
tho selectmen and others, such as tho
Republican town committee, Immediate-
set to worn ami wun tne nelp or
flAt fill Of tlln natila n It" M nrn
decorated prettily with bunting nnd Hags
nnd such manifestations of welcomo as
each household was able to arrange. From
iinrmonyviue to the centre, nnd to some
extent on tho north and west roads,
flasrn wprn nrrintva1 nl.tlritti. In tn
a " ' n 1. I. 1 1 1 . 1 1
form of shields on the telephono poles,
making a very attractlvo decoration as
seen by one approaching the village
iron ine nirecuon of Brattleboro,
Flags were draped on most of tho
residences, and a largo flag was sus
pended from a cord stretched from. Lc-
land & GraV Rflmlnnrv In n traa nt-i .tin
common, and hung opposite tho point
on tho common from which the Pres
ident spoKe. The presidential party ar
rived at 3.B5, accompanied by several
citizens In automobiles who had met
mem on me urattieDoro road and who
did escort duty to the village. Miss Ella
Ware, drivlnc Hm pn. nf Via., .h
Selectman John II. Ware, leading the
(jiuttuiMuii. .eiana c uray seminary was
decorated tastefully, and bore the m
scrlntlon. "Pftop n nv, t ,
dent." The President was Introduced by
v-ui. is. iranKim, who referred In
complimentary terms to tho service ren
dered by the Taft family for the town
ti us i-cuiy msiary.
The President spoke about 10 minutes,
Iwelllne whnllv nnnn v- nmii..
,.w., ii.e uuij, mature,
especially as it related to Townshend.
iic io ui me seventn generation of Tafts
n this country, the first known Taft of
ills familv belnir TtnV.A Tnf
tled in Mendon, Mass., and was one of
the founders of that town, serving as
selectman on the first board chosen In
iiic iu, hi JMU. tU8 fourth son, Joseph
Taft, was the father of Capt. Peter Taft,
who participated in the battle of Bunk
er Hill. His ROn. Anrrtr, Tnlt
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a. minute man In 1775, moved to Towns
hend In 1790. His son. Petnr T?
Taft, being at the time a boy of 12
years, was destined to exert a marked
Influence In tho hlsinrv nr tv... .
was the first member of the family 'who
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....o .v m.v,ci, mm servea tne town and
county as a Judge and the town as a
representatlvn to tha iri,ni
The Presldont nl,i .v. i.i :
grandfather camo tn 'mnt i.
considered the western frontier, and he
came here to grow up with the country.
President Taft declined to talk politics,
as he said, the trip was for plcastire
and he would not mar It with a politic
al speech. The party left for AVest
This was the first time In the hlstorv
ui ine town, sn fn. no i i,
?"re,sl('cnt of 'he United States has
iuwnsnenei while In offlce. The
people of the town are appreciative of
w.c i.uuuie i-resiaent Taft took to visit
Anson McCarty is working in Wlllard's
Miss Edith Sanders was at home over
Fred Lowe was In Springfield last
ren un ousiness.
Bert Parsons and family have moved
W. O. Davis and Charles Gould went
oaiuru.iy 10 waipole.
Jerry Lowe returned to New Orleans
i utsuuy, via isoston.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Stone returned to
ivsisi Jamaica on Tuesday.
Luther Stone of Gardner, Mass., spent
14,..,, whii 1.1s parents on West street.
Mrs. H. E. Bradlsh of nnlritvln.viiiA
Mass., visited Mrs. A. F. Stone last
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stowell
ton visited their cousin, V. M. Sparks.
Rev. Joseph McKean
day from a visit to his sister In Wor-
Mark Merrlfleld went to Kw Vnrir
Saturday on a business trip. He will be
gone several days.
Rev. C. II. B. Sellger attended the
uonnregatlonal ministers' meeting in
Mrs. McCole and son. Franklin, of
Ryegate came Wednesday to visit her
sisier, -Mrs. j. s. Mills.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Snell of
Springfield visited their cousin, Mrs. E,
H. Allbee last week.
The coldest morning of the season was
last week Thursday, when the thermo
meter registered 29 degrees.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Knapp returned
from a visit In Westminster and Wai
pole the first of the week.
Howard Burke Is expected to carry
on tne ousiness at the Inn this winter
Mrs. Reed will do the cooking.
Mrs. G. H. Aldrioh, Mrs. A. H. Stono
and Mrs. W. M. Sparks visited In West
moreland the first of the week
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Colburn, who have
oeen staying at tne rarm, went to i'rov
Idence, R. I., during the past week.
In the Baptist church next Sunday
morning the pastor, Rev. Joseph McKean
win have for his subject "Principles and
posts of duty. "
Miss Edith A. Francis of Fall River,
Mass., came Monday for a visit at tho
Baptist parsonage with Rev. and Mrs.
Mr. nnj Mrs. Fred Davis and Mrs.
Clark of Hinsdale were visitors recent
ly In the homes of O. A. Davis and
II, II. Franklin.
Work was begun Thursday at the
cider mill of C. II, Wlllard. A large
number of apples, have already been
brought to tho mill.
The Home club met In the vestry of
the Congregational church on Wednes
day, There was a large attendance and
a good time was enjoyed.
Henry Spencer of West Haven, Conn.,
.and his brother-in-law, George T, Ad
ams of Needham, Mass., left for their
respective homes on Saturday.
Miss Georglanna McKean and Miss
Nellie Grosvenor of the Brattleboro
teaching force spent Saturday and Sun
day at the Baptist parsonage.
The Dorcas Guild mol In tho vestry of
the Congregational church today. Tho
hostesses were Mrs. F. L. Osgood, Mrs.
Park Holland and Mrs. Ellen Plumb.
Edwin Brown, who has been lxjardlng
with Almon Marsh, has bought the Ray
Cobb cottage on Llvermoro heights, He
has moved In and will there keep bach
While on her way to seo the Presl
dent Monday afternoon, Miss Ella Steb
blns was unfortunate enough to lose her
hand bag containing her pocket book
and other articles.
Mrs. A. E. Morey, who visited Mrs.
C. II. Wlllard threo weeks, left Thursday
to go to Boston, where she will meet
friends with ,'whom she will motor to
her home In Chicago.
Rev. T, D. Davles of Ixindonderry will
preach In the Congregational church
next Sunday morning In exchange with
the pastor. Ho will also speak at the
union service In the evening.
Newell Jenlson has bought the Oar
enco WooJard farm, recently occupied
by James McClennlng nnd family, and
will soon movo with his father. Roman-
Jenlson, from the old Jentson placo
hero theV have lived so long.
Blrchnril nn.qf Nn ns rt A u n,m
hold their regular monthly meeting In
masonic nan, Saturday Oct. 12, at 2
o'clonk. nirnhnrrl W. Tl. n xTa on .ln
hold their regular mdnthly meeting In
me nome oi airs, jonn urout tile Samo
day nt 2 o'clock,
Thn women nf thn Ttnnfl.t .aaIa.. mill
serve their annual harvest supper Wed
nesday evening, uct. 16, at G o'clock.
Mrs. Clara Blanchnrd and Mrs. Clarence
Truesdell havo tho supper In charge,
which Insures those who attend that
theV Will hdVQ a cnnrl sunnAP nn.1 cnn.l
RftV. nnd Mm. Ilnnrv Prftili. nt
Chester spent Sunday with Mrs. Joseph
McKean nt the Baptist parsonage. Mr.
Crocker preached two Interesting ser
mons In tho Baptist church Surfday. Mr.
Crocker Is engaged at present In wrlt-
ng a Historical account of the Bap
Jsts of Vermont.
There was a very largo crowd In town
to seo the President on Monday, prob
lbly close to 400. They came from
Brooklino. Newfnnn. PrflttiAWn TnAa.
boro. Jamaica ftniith T nn,iin.in..i,
Grafton, ftuclnna Til
There were two miles of decorations In
nonor or tne president.
Mrs. B. S. Ela attended this week the
'6th nnnlvcrsarv of Mnnnt ltnk.nw mi.
lege In South Hadley, Mass. At the ex
ercises special cmpnasis was given to
the work of Mary Lyon, who was tho
founder and first r,r-.l.!nnt nt i.a al
lege. Mrs. Ela was a member of the
i-msa oi jso ana or tnis class there were
20 members present at the exercises.
Edwin IT. Rhn.tv ,14a.1 In un dnm. nt
James McClennlng Oct. 3, after an 111-
iiusa ui seven weens, iic was born July
14, 1834. He had lived many years In the
north nnrt nf tha tnwn Tin .,..1
quiet nnd unassuming disposition. He
spent 111s iuai uayB mono in district No.
-me lunenu was neia in tne Home ot
Mr. McClennlnc Thnrstlnv. Hav nvinriAo
H. B. Sellger officiated.
The ladles' niixlltnrv nf tViA hnm. ml..
slon society of the Congregational
church held nn nnpn maAflnc Thn.a.tn,.
evening, Oct. 3. The meeting was opened
uy hcv, j. ti. is. aenger and after pray
er by Rev. Joseph McKean addresses
weri irlvpn hv Mm .Tnhnuin ,.An.,i.
of the homo mission society," and Miss
xiemenwuy, pastors assistant of tho
Congregational church of Brattleboro.
Thesn addressA wpm Inanlrin n,i i,ntn
ful and will give new Impetus to the
worn oi tne society.
West River Grange, No. 118, held an In
teresting mpAtlnir TTVIrtnv Th fnl.
- " " J CJ 1 . AUG
lowing program was carried out: Duet,
.ma. aiarsn anu .Mrs. Hebb; readings,
Miss Lottie Jones and Mrs. Almon
Marsh: exprnlRp hv lv .-nm.i in,...
trating the hymn, "My faith looks up to
nice, umcussion, "jg tne protection of
tho deer as the laws of Vermont are
now a benefit or n hlni1ronA iA v,
farmer?" song, Mrs. Hebb. There was
u. kuuu unenii.ince. new u. II. B. Sellger
Bme an interesting taiK.
Mrs. Charlps v. rhitiAn m v.
pleasure of meeting the President on
Monday during his visit to town. They
iniu ii pieasum cnat, tracing their re
latlonshin. which Is nnt tnr r-AmA,.A
Mrs. Cutler was Miss Annie Howard
ueiure ner marriage. The President's
grandmother, who was Syvla Howard,
and Mrs. Cutler's grandfather were
brother and sister. Miss Carrie Farrar
of New York city, who was staying at
the Townshend Inn, Is related in tho
same way, and It was a pleasure for
her to meet her distinguished cousin in
the town of their ancestry.
President Taft told a story which gave
the laugh to his grandfather, Peter R.
Taft, and his grandfather's brother-in-law,
Chapln Howard. AVhen Uiey were
selectmen of Townshend they had to
build a bridge over tho West river.
Some one Dersurwlwl ihsm .....
scheme which he assured them would be
. nrcui success. Tne brlage was built,
and all being completed they removed
the supnorts and to tholr nmn.,.
confusion the bridge dropped into the
"ic i-resiuent saia how he ever
guinea tne commence of the people af
ter that is more than T ran nhiUr.is.i
No doubt tho people of that day were
" severe in tneir criticism of a
single mistake as are some of the critics
...... xuiiulu ui umuun
a descendant of the Chapln Howard re
ui I ( l ; I v ennnm Mnmn, .
mien iu u.v inn iTnsinpnr cpaaIa
latter soon after the little story had
President Taft at Ancestral Home.
A large crowd of npnnle gmhiH
this Village Mnnilnv In rA.nnn.A .1.
"Beverly, Mass., Oct. 5, 1012.
"C. H. Grout, West Townshend, Vt.:
"I shall be very glad to meet the peo
pie of West Townshend, my father':
"WILLIAM H. TAFT."
The President made a short call in the
village before going to the hill where
1.1. . i . ....
mo miner wua uorn, some two miles dls
tant from the villa? tta wna inn
duced to some of his relatives and old
acquaintances of his father, Incltidlm
Aunt Mary Taft, with whom he held sev
eral minutes' Annvprsntlnn
The event was soon over, but will
Mrs. A. J. Eddy Is with her daughter,
.lira, u, ii. urout.
Mrs. Alfred Cornell and mother have
gone to New York.
Pomona Grange held the October meet
ing with West Townshend Grange.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Howard are vis
iting at George W. Houghton's.
W. II. Taft was home from Montpelelr
ana remained at the reception of the
President, being a member of the com
A good crowd from here attended the
Miss Grace Clark of Rutland visited
her cousin, Mrs. F. W. Smith, recently,
George" Tcnney and family were guests
over Sunday of his brother, W. L Ten
ney. Bessie Tenney has finished work in
Westminster and has returned to her
A good number from here went Mon
day to West Townshend to see and hear
President William H. Taft,
S. W. Wyman and son', Leon, of
Providence, it, I., visited his niece, Mrs,
Earl Holden, one day last week.
Hune Chicago Terminal Planned.
Fourteen railroads centering In Chi
c.iucaga have agreed to a plan of financ
ing the construction of enormous
new freight yards, freight and passen
ger stations at Chicago ot an expendi
ture pf J200,000,000. Agents of J. P.
Morgan & Co. have arranged the de
Jalls by the Issue of bonds in Install
ments as faBt as the money Is needed.
The first batch of (26,000,000 bo'nds will
bp Issued nt once. The passenger and
freight terminal will bo erected" on the
site bounded by Polk, Sixteenth, Clark
and State streets, now owned by tho
Western Indiana railroad, the debts of
which are to be liquidated. The scheme
will provide for the taking over of the
Chicago Union Transfer company at
At Aden, Arabia, the water Is pump
ed from the sea, condensed and sold at
73 cents for 100 gallons. All food Is Imported,
Suits for Men
of Every Build
No matter how unusual your shape, we can
fit you in a
Hart Schaffner & Marx
suit or overcoat, as well as any custom tailor in the
country. You'll find here fall suits in every color.
Snappy gray checks, mixed grays and browns
$15 to $25
Fancy and plain blues at
$12 to $20
All the new models just in.
Hats and Caps
Fall styles now ready for inspection.
E. E. PERRY & CO.
This Store is the home of Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes
in Rental Pianos
These pianos are in first class condi
tion. The service seen has not harmed
the instrument a particle.
It is much wiser to put your money
into one of these rathen than a new, cheap
We also have three Cabinet Players
for sale cheap, with a quantity of music
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NEW HAMPSHIRE NOTES.
Durglara who blow open tho safe In
the post ofllce in Waipole Friday night
failed to get money. They broke Into
Carl Smith's blacksmith shop to Bccure
tools which they used In their work. It
Is thought that the burglars traveled In
an automobile, as a machine with pe
culiar treads In the Urea was followed
Saturday morning some distance from
Waipole villa go toward Westminster.
Tho king of Slam Is having two motor
fire engines built In England for the
protection of his palace at Bangkok,
It is estimated that the Inhabitants of
New York city consume about 1,410,
000,000 eggs a year. Each week they
eat more than 1,350,000 pounds of butter,
Last year they consumed more than 30,
000,000 pounds of cheese.
Is the Time and the
is the Place to get your
fresh Bread, Doughnuts and
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