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TllliJ VERMONT riKKNlX. mui'lUWOIM). FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1922.
I'iftieth Milestone of
West Brattleboro Couple
Mr. and Mr. J. Stanford Morse Rcceive Ncighbors.and
Fricnds in Home Monday Afternoon and Evening
Livcd in Prescnt Home 47 Ycars
J. STANFOHI) MOIISB.
Mr. and Mrs. Morse wcro married in
thc old Uevcre House in this villnge
Dcc. 1S, 1872, Ue Willlam L, Jcnkins,
pastor o thc Unitnrian church, pcrform
ing tlic ceremony. Mrs. Morse, whose
mnidcn nninc wns Atinie K. Sargcnt, wns
one of tlic four childien of Lutlicr nnd
Annic (Stcnrna) Snrgent of West Urnt
tlclioro nnd Ih the lnst survlvor of the
fumily. . Slie was born Mny 8. 3 S-17, on
thc Snrgent fnrm on thc Marlboro road,
now owncd by Carl Snrgent nnd occu
picd by hira nnd his sister, Miss Iiollo
Snrgent, nnd livcd there until bcr mar
ringc to Mr. Morse. Slie utttndcd Glen
wood Clnssical Bcminary in West IJrat
tleboro. She is 11 mcmbcr of the Twen
tieth Century club and nlso of the
Ijiidics' Aid soeicty of the West Hruttlo
boro Baptist cliurch.
Mr. Morse wns thc son of the Into
John Hcnry and Kliza (Nichols) Morse
nnd waa born on Dummerston hill .Tunc
20, 1841. His mothcr, who livcd to b-
inorc than 100 ycars old, dicd ,lan. 3.
Ifll". His youngcr lifc wus spent on
thc home farm. Korty-seven jenrs nijo
lie bougbt his prescnt home on Glen
street. For a few yourH Mr. Morse
worked out as n fnriner. lie was cni
ploycd by Ilenry G. Clark on thc Clnrk
farm on thc Guilford rond Kevernl ycars.
For thc past 15 yenrs hc has becn em-
SCHE.MES OF RL'M Kl'NNEKS.
(Continncd from I'nge 1.)
came back to thc forciRiicrs. sayinR to
"Pcrbaps you think I can't play that
The otficer then took thc instrnmcnt
from the playcr's bands and startid to
play. It occtirrcd to him that thc in
Htrumcnt wns eoinewhat beavy for. a
mnsiea'l ins'trimient. Upon tnrninR it
over hc found four clcvcrly conecalcd
screws, which when tnkcn out rcleased
a Rnllon of "IiIrIi wine."
Most of thc rum runiiiiiR is donc, of
course, by mcans of nulomobiles. llcre
no uttempts nrc mnde, cxccpt in a f;v
odd cascs, to cspeeially conccal the
Hfjuor. Itum runiiers know that all thc
roads are not guardcd, becausc thcre nrc
not mcn enouRh to Rtinrd all thc ro:id.
Thcy awnit thcir opportunity by fiiidin"
out on which road the ollicer is stntioncd
and then make thcir way across the
border over a diffcrent roud. Rvcry
ollicer has n ccrtain amount of dcsk work
and reRidar inspcction duty to prform
Whatcver hc docs in thc wny of road
work, or exainininR automobilcs, is cxtra
nnd lie is not pnid n cent for tlmt cnil
of the Rutnc. In one f,ection of thc Ver
mont bordcr four ofliocrs have a line of
13 niiles to Riinrd, and over thc line in
that distancc thcre nrc elght main rondx.
In another scetion thc oiliccrs compris!'
ninc mcn and one woman, nnd at that
point not only are thcre many rViads to
watch. but inspcctions have to be mnde
of all passeiiRcr and frelRht trains, ex
prcss und mail mntter Cnnscn.uently
tlie force is not sullieient to cope with the
In most .of the nutomobilcs which nre
enpturcd the boo.c is found in the ton-,
neau. Ileccntly an pflicer' caiiRht nn
nutoniiibile in which the footrail in the
tonneau hnd becn rcmovcd nnd thc flooi'
curved up t-o as to forni n footrcst.
IJnderneath the floor at this point yns n
compartmeiit in which wns found M'vernl
bottlcs' of liquor.
Attempts are cvcn mnde to sbip boozc
by freiRlit. Tho most flauntnt case
broiiRht to tbe ottcntion of thc oiliccrs
vas that of a flat car carryinR a load
of bundlcs of four foot laths. Concealed
in thc intcrior were 13 boxes, each bo
cxactly four fcet Ioiir to corrcspond
witb, tbe laths nnd each one containliiR
five dozen bottlcs of Canndlan whiskcy.
Tbe whiskcy was consiRnod to n repnt-"
nblc firm in Boston which it'was found
had not nrdered anv laths. Thc namc of
thc shipper was iictitious, coi'.'-ciuently
therc was no way to trace cither tln
rctil conslRnor or cnnsiRiicc. II is
thouslit probnble that the I'onslRnce was
nn employe. of thc Boston firm, who tised
his firm'H namc with tbe idea of tnkiiiR
rnre of thc shlpmcnt when it nrrivcd in
IIow many people know tlmt every
pnckase scnt b.v mail out of CaniTda to
this country is opcncd und cxninined?
inai is cxacny wnat is donc. wvery ,
that crosws thc border
into ernlot m imt on a sidliu; nnd the iB , jH 01)p storv Ilif,hi ., .
'ars opcncd nnd exaniincd. T'sunlly, if , vide room for 40 nutomobilcs. H. M. IIol
n car conlains n liiitnbcr of bnrrcls or ,,, i cinrg0 of ,lla construction
ijo.m's, iniv. oui on. iu is opcmu. in" i work.
work of cxamlnliiR all this mail nnd Mr. Tenney, who is aRent for tbe
freiKht ih n lnountninous .nml tcdious StudcJ)akcr nutomobllc, plnns to occupv
job, yct it has to be done, und it tnkes, tbe uaraRC about Jan. 1, when his lcnn'e'
of course. mucli of the tlme of tho cus- t file nuskcll RiirnRc on Flat street ex
toins olhn-rs. , I pircs. Pnrt of tho bulldinR will be tised
Tbe ofliccrs are of the opltiion tlmt n,a scnson for a shop nnd ncxt bummer
iniieb boozc also is trnnsportcd bv -nv Mr. Tennev plnns to put up another
Of pike Memnhi-e."". . - i ' n . , , u,j,))g .,Q f,,e, w,dp b C() ffet ,
plain. Thcy are of tho oplnlon that thc 'or shop purposes.
mipplv -of boozc com,, ..... .. ne Rnys therc has becn much innre
has diniinishcd wmcwhnt sincc the nd- busincss thnn be untlelpntcd thc first
M in "i. ii vuit'ii luii, inii iiiut in mul ii
iot ot u cominK over, .lost ot tlie nooze
nscd in this countrj', thcy nBse.rt. comes
from forcjgn Innds nptl much of it Is
coinlnjj in throiiKh ;bc' enstcrn portH.
The sitiintlon. in thcir onlnlon. never
cun be fully niet until therc nrc enouRh
men nloiiR the border so llmt cvcry lijch j
of it cnn.he limteeted nnd cvery tnenns
of conveyntice iuspected und exnmlned; t
IneludiiiR soine nienns of wntchlng tho I
trnfiic.-on Lake Champlain.
Sevcrnl months ago, nccording to one
ot tlm oiliccrs' licrc, n bont was enroutc
up the rlvcr to Lake Champlain und it 1
was so .beavlly loadcd witb boozc that '
it capslzed and the cargo dumped into i
thfwntcr. . , .. . !
With these Tarlous mttbods of trana. I
MltS. J. STAXFOUD MOKSK.
ployed by the town of Jlrattlcboro on
road construction work. Mlo was for n
lotig timc n mcmbcr of the Westcrn
Fiigine eumpuny of West Brattleboro,
nnd hc is now m honornry mcmber of
that eompnny. Mr. Morse has two sis
tcra, Mrs. T. M. Allbce of West Brnl
tloboro and Mrs. Chnrlvs Wurrcn of
Thcrc nrc no childrcu in thc fnmily.
M rc thnn 100 tricnds mul iieigliuo.
cllcd Monday aflorno m and cvenii (
'o extend thcir best wishes to Mr. ani.
Mi. .Tnmes Stmford Morse of G'ct
s rcot. W"st Ilr-Mtlcboro, wlio werc .0.1
scrving tlicir goldcn wcdding nnniv'-r
s ry in thc home where thcy have live
17 ycars. Tbe rooms wcrc nttractivel
dciorntrrt with g'old crcpc pnp-r, strenm
iM'M bcirf; fc .tconcd fr un thc centcr '
thc ceilings, nnd baskcts und I ouiinct
f yclbnv elirysnnthemunis being p' cc
al) ut tho r'o'ns. Mr. and Mrs. Mor
it'o a sist-d in rccviving in the stftc
nm by 31m, Frcd M'ner d M
Mil.- "M M i- (Vfw nrd w if
wcvu bcrved. The bride :uid brid v
oi r0 ycfns n?' wc prescnti d
hich !?1."0 was in nold. a beautifull
dec r tod wcddinj cake from tbcir niece
t'd ii"phevs, fljwcrs nnd other jjift
Mrs. Iorse a'so was prescnt rd a golil
porting Ibpior and witb the compara
tivcly Rinnll forcc to stop the tranitr. olli
ccrs fccl that thcj have a job ihat ki'cps
""'' b!jsy 24 botirs a day. Wilh thc
'nrc doiiiR all thcy can, in sjiitc of thc
fact tlmt the pcople in Rencral tliinlc tln
oiliccrs are not doinir all possible.
"A travcllcr or tourlst coniplnins often
of thc covcrnniciit rcd tnpe," nn olKeial
lod The Itcformcr, "but if hc knew whnl
we are up HRainst hc wuuldn't think it
wns uniieccssary." -- ,
WE ICE KINIC 1'IjANNEI).
OutiiiR Club lo Carry Projcct to Com-
plelira as Soon as I'ropcr Loration Is
l,,',iimJ f evcmom Mect.
The small boy who Rets n pair of
skatcs in his C'hristmas storkiiiR will not
;ct them in vain becnuse hc will son
liav a pei'fectl.v safe ice rink on which
to use them. ThroiiRh thc aetivity of thc
Brattleboro OutiiiK club a skatinR rink
hortly is to be built and plans nrc now
wcll under way towurd tho fruition of
At a mcctiiiR pf the board of Rovern
V" 4f the Onli'R cl'il) Fridnv nftcino ir
it the ollice of I'resident Frcd II. IlnrrW
It devrliiped that cverytliln;: is'beiiu
hcld in readiness for thc conslriieiion of
i rink an soon as Ihe proper location can
be found. T-he idea of tbe club is lo
tbtaiu a location that will be cnsily ae
(vs.-iible und lo construct n rink witb
vcry little watcr undcrncatli, so as to
insure nliKohile safety to tbose usinj; i(.
lauicH K. Ilelyar as a eommittee of one
v InvcstiRatini; the nniltei' of location.
and as soon as the riRht spat is found
woric on tnc rniK will start ut once
The mcetins wns calli'd lo nnlp bv
V''retaTy C. Menzies Miller. who pr-
' -llllll lllllil IIIU II 1111 II llll'f I IIIIMIIII'NN II I1 1 1
Ih'cii takcn eare of. I'resident Ilarris
nicn toou tnc cliair anu several routme
matters of busincss wcra then taken up
AmoiiR other mittcrs, it wns decided
io procure a club iiisiRida Kiiitnblc for
sewiiiR on hwcnters. It is hoped to oh
'nin thc-e within the ncxt two or three
wecks, nnd it is suRs'estcd that eyery
mcmber of thc club wc.ar this iiisi','niii nt
all tbe club nicels and nt all outdoor af
fnirs. The insiRtiia is in th( form of tb
c-lub's svmhol, tbe winged hkis, nnfd the
prcdomir.atiiiR colnr is Rrecn. As soon
as thcy nre received, thcvmay be ob
Inincd at the prcsidenl's ouTce nt cost,
Thc iiucstinii of havini; the 'lub's symbol
on a mnall Rold button for lapel weur
al' o was discusscd.
TKNNRY GAHGIjT'I5AIlLv DONE
Locntcd West of Sujiply Statlon on I'ut
r.cy Il ad and YV'M Provido Boam for
Work is ncariiiR complcfion on K, C
Tcnncy's new (turuEe on Putney road
just west ot tlie Rasollnc lillin? nnd sup
plv Htatlon erected cnrlicr in thc sea-
H'ltn lintTilttll' tu n fnmn uf p,t.t,,f. n.UI.
HOL'SKWAUMING AT OAItF.Y'.S.
I Kallroad OHlilals with Whom Mr. Caiey
11ns Donc Bu-lntss Prescnt Illm
Wcctric Tablo Ijiiiip.
A vcry plctisnnt nocinl cnthcrlngf wn8
hc'd nn ('inai street Monday nlght nt thc
foriuer Ecls hoiif.c. the new home of
Davld H. (.'urcy tlckot ngcnt nt tbe rnil
road statlon. The oceaslon wnsrt hnnse-
wnrmliiR tcndercd by wivcnil 'jyillr'ynd
ofliclals who Invo known Mr. (Jarey for
ycars nnd with wjiom Mr. Cnrey has
hnd busincss trnnsnctinns. A lunclieon
w erted by Mrs. Carey nnd wus foh
lowed by an evenine of soclablllty and'
muslc. A prcttily dccorntcd Chrislnins '
trco on thc centcr of thc tnblc nddcd
grcatly to tlic occnslon.
DnrinR -tHe lunchcon Mr. Cnrey wns
prcsentcd nn clcclrlc tnblc latnp, thc
prcscntntioh bcln? madc by .Tonnthnn
Story of HoHton, nnd to whictv. Mr.
Oarcy rcspondcd. Scveral piano sclec
lloiiH wcro rcndercd by Frank I. Nnt
tcll of lloston nnd M. O. Gundcrson
Ravo sevcrnl vocnl Rclections.
Hosldes Mr. nnd Mrs. Cnrey, thosc
prosclil wcrc! T. C. Walluco, truvclinc
frelRht and passcnRcr nRcht of thf
t'nion l'ncin spfem. IJoston ; H, C.
VntiKhnn, trnvelins imsseiiRcr nRcnt of
ihc C'anadinn Xntioiml. (Jrlind Trniik
i!id Ccntral Vermont rnilwnys, llonton :
t 'tmthnn Rtnry, -travelliiR pnssonRct
Rcnt for thc UblriRO, HurltnRton iV
Utilncy rallrond, D'.JHton: M. G. Giindcr
"ti. trnvelliiR iigctit for the CWcaRo &
Vortlnvcstcrn rnllwny, Itofiton : .Inrcd
lcrncRiin, trnvcllnR pnsscnRcr nRnnt for
the N'ortherii I'ncillc rnllway, Itoston
nd Fnnk I). Niittcll, trivelinR jiaKseii-
cr nRcnt for the Atlantic Oonst Linc
The railro-d ofHctnls remnlncd in
l!r'tt,cboro over niht nnd lcft cnrlj
OUTING CLl'B KAISHS FLAG.
I5i;u;pnicnt Talicn to Marlboro Suit!
Pond Coltaco aml V)iycc Mado Bcadi
The OutiiiR club nnnouncos that th:
club's cotfase on Marlboro South p.me
is now readv for orcupancy. The clnl
'imt lc.is"d tho eotttiRc and thc proiert;
it thc north cnd of the lake from one
if its chnrlcr mcmbers, K. B. Barrow
A party with n pair of horses Hvov
therc Wcdncsdny to makc thc cottaR.
cjnifortnble for the wiutcr scason. Thc
'oad consistcd of two stovcs, table, clrtir
dishcs and cookiiiR titcnslls. A box stovc
wns instnllcd in one room nnd h rnnRC
n unothcr, In spitc of the co'd d ry, tlic
arty rcpots that thc tcmper iturc ii
lie cott.-Ro was over 70 d Rfces. Th
cc was a foot thick on tlic lake. B
weeii'frips to tbe'lake for watcr, a
our apart. thc watcr Troze over ar.ii
'ic-linlf inch in tliickncss.
This cnmp is an ideal tcrniinus to
dl, sii' wshoc or huntinR trips for mc -ers
wishiiiR to dnvc in. It will hc par
iculnrly nttractive to hlsh school .boy:--lio
wish to makc wcck-end ski bikc
Witb a kmpsack fillcd with cats ov
hcir sbouldcr, thcy can lvc comfortnb''
or two dnys ,or more. It is fortuirM
hat thc cabin is rcady It tlicir Cbrisi
as vccation. Tlie pond (which, by th
ay, is too l.'irRc nnd far too bcautifu
0 be cnllcd a pond nnd deserves to h
nlled n lake with nn nttractive linme
"bout 10 mi'es west of Br'tllebi
t is two mul two-lblids mi'es fro'ii ll
op of An- hill. The l.'ist two-t'.inl
f a ni'le in fnvn thc Amcs hill-M r'
ro r.md (nw plainly markcd viO
titinR club discs), iinscs thr'UiRh n
wildenicw country and is nt its licsi
vhcn thc woodb arc clothcd in thcir win
Thc cottacc has four rooms dmvn
itjiirs and f' nr rooms upstnirs. II i"
irraiiRed so that when therc are wnmo 1
I'liibeiR of the pirtv tbcv can h-vi
part'of thc cottagc to thcmselvcs. Purc
ntcr can be obt ined fiom the 1 ikc aml
b're arc nlso sprinus near-by. Then
a large bani adj ccnt to tbe cjttiiRc
'icre horses can be comfort-ibly st bl d
'tboiiR'i not cverythiiiR equrcd Un
ecn t' ken to the c ttnpe ns yet, ther
s a fairly cimplete eiiuipment f disb s
tid co' king utcnsils. Mcmbers wiHhiir
1 help furnish the cottagc are requfstcil
0 communicate with Sccrctnry C. Mcn
It cnn now be .oonsidercd that thn
Outin club has raiscd its flng over its
Irst cabin on thc Br ittleboro-Mt. Stnii-
titi trail. nnd has beeome nu Outing
"lub in reality.
The installation party Wcdncsd'iy was
omp'ised of C. B. Crowell, .1. K. Ilelyar.
" Tl Ilin-is md Oountv Gnme Wardcn
E. H. Metcnlf. Mr. Metealf, who ha
.o makc reRiilar trips to South Pond
tliroiiRbout the ycnr, will usc the cotti'g"
s his stoppiriR placc when carrying out
' is duties nnd will givc the cottagc pcr
:onal 4 sujK'rv.ision. Another party is,
planniiiR to ro up ncxt Sundny.
It is stiRgcstcil that mcmbers return
" ivi skis make nn crlv start bon-
and not have to mnko thc slidc down in
be dark ns one of. tbe party dd
Wcdncsdny. If those who have driven
lowu froin Anies liill can imngine co'ning
1 v.n with the gears in neutril and uo
timkcs nn in sumnier, thcy afti realizc
hat the trip down mcans on skis. Ofii
'al timcs will be kcnt of the retun.
idcs on skis to see who cin makc thc
sbortest timc this wmter between tbe
ottaRe nnd Mnin slrcct. A slide il'uvn
mes hill on skis will cpiickly cxplnir
.vbj it is pnrt of the "WiiiRod.Nki" trail
It will bo ncccssary for thopc nieinber"
wishiug to makc thc trip, to sign up und
iecure tbe key nt thc club's bcaduuar-
"is, 220 B-irber buihliiiR. Thc lirst to
rii up will sccuro the usc of the cottnue
' r nny glven date. Advicc nlso-vill b'
"ivcn glndly as to'wlmt is nccessary ti
arry. where to get wood, ctc.
It is tbe club's nmbition to have thc
'-ottage conductcd in tbe most orderlj
way and as it siiould be trcatcd uy tnu
iportMncn and Rportswomcn. Thc usunl
'uf.tom of lenvin wood for tbe othe
"llow, burning all refusc, kecping carc
'ul watch of the lires, nnd leaving tb
'ace clean and ncat will. of course. be
spected. It is particularly rcqucstcd
nat no narK w out trom tnc tvees, cs
,1-flnlIy from tbe bcnutiful white birches
1023 NU.MBKK I'LATES.
ildcrly Cabot Motorlst Lucky Winnci
of Lowest Numbcr, 100.
Issuance of the 1023 nutomobllc num
ber plntcs bcgan Friday in 'the t-e
I'tJiry of stute's ollicT. Those who np
liliisl by mail will reeeivc thcir plates
i i fust ns thcy are rcached in tho mnU.
Vlic vcry low immbcrs wcrc drawn b.v
' t. The lowest numbcr, which is 100
ivcnt to Alonzo A. Hopkins, an clderb
ivsidont of Caliot who madc his applicu
on bist tOctobcr, beiug the Urst to up
lily for plutcs.
Thofc ho buvo the first 20 numbeif
100, Alonzo A. Hopkins of Cabot ;
1,01 und 102, Charles C, Warren of
Wntnrbury; 103, K. S. Brigham of St.
ibans; 101, Gruco F. Glbson of Brat-
lcboro; 105 nnd 100. Frank 12. Lowc of
Montis-ller; 107. F. B. BiUingH of
Montpelier; 101), Froi Blanchard of
Montpelier; 110, Govcrnnr .laines Ilurt
icmi of Springfield ; 111, It. 10. Flan
dcrs nf Springlield ; 112, W. II. Beards
ov of Springfield; 113, H. S. Benl of
pr'ngficld : 114 nrd 115, Frank Dunn
f Itutb'nd; 11(1, Lcslie D. I'icrce ; 117.
Ellcn L, l'icfee: 11K, .lulin A. Plerco';
110, Che.slcr 12. Plerco, all of llochcster;
120 nnd 121, c-Licutcnant Govcrnor
Abram W. Foote of Cornwall.
Mi'iiy pcrioiis niiplicd carly in tho
In ic of drawiiiR' low numbers, which up
pcar to bc more popular thnn those of
hlgh ordcr. Numbers-Jjetwccn 1 nnd 01),
lucliisivc. aro no longer issucd. Willlnm
D. Woolson, who hchl Nos. 2 und .'1, will
have 131 nnd 132 thlti year. O. O. Wur
rcn had No. 1 for ycars. Ile hus No.
101 nnd 102. '
Ilazel It (ook mc a half hour to rend
Helen It inust have becn n tcrrlbly
lifizcl It wnsn't. biit tdie had
scrntched out two words. 'Portland Eve
50 Years Ago
Happcniugs of Dcccmbcr, 1872'
Talicn from tho Flles of
An itnderstntKf that n tompornncc
Movement is about to be liiiiuguratcd berc
auioiig'' tnc Catliohcs,
TllO Ullllnrinil Kncl(llV.. nrn in Imvn Ii
Ohristnias gathcring at ,th Pnrk IIousc
ju .Hoiuiny cvcniiig,
Thcre will be n Chr'istmas trcc nt the
Unh'crsallsT cbllrcb. Tucsilnv nvcniTi"
with upproprluto festivities.
A Chrlntmtis tca party is to 'be hcld a
thc Baptist vcstry Wcdncsduy evcning.
Tbe Snbbnth school of thc CongrcRa--ional
church will have a Christmas trc.
Wulue.-day cvening with u collution, ctc.
Tbe attcndnnco at tbe. Bnpli'st Sabbatb
-chi,(l duriiiR tho montli of Xovcmhcr
iivcragcd J'.Ori, nnd tlicir contributions
tlic lust (iiinrtcr avcrngcd !j!12.47 pci
4 John Bny has built n second story to
rs carririge houo for the accommodatlon
f Ilcustis & Btirnap, linrncss nitikcrs
who will usc it for nVvorksbop and con
crt tbcir old shop into a Balcsroom.
Servicc? nro now hcld nt the Catholic
church cvcry fiundny. Thc new prlcst
Fn,ther St. Unge, is, wc bellevc, of Caua
tliah birth, nnd for tbe past eiRht ycars
hat becn laboring amoiiR thc Indiar
nbcs of Orcgon.
"Toby", thc stage driver bctwcen Brat
lcboro and .Tacloonvil'c, had h!s shouldcr
lislocntcd nnd received other injurics b'
ehig thrown from his.slcigb nt the dcpot
n Tucsdny. His Iiomcs wcrc frightencd
y tnc car.s,
nigley & Church linve commenccd op
rntions in tbe'r new slrp on Flat strec
md things in that vicinity wcnr u ilccided
husincs look. Bes'di's the manuf ctur
of sash nnd blinds. and the sale of Ium
' cr, tl cy arc prcparcd to executo ordor
'"'r planing, jointing, and matchiiig
"with ncatncsa nnd dispatch,"
Cnlumbia r-ndtc. -No. 30. F. fc A. M .
h !d tlicir nnnunl installetion on Tucsda'-
vcnlng The list of ofliccrs is nn fol
o -s: L II. rrnrborn. W M. A T
v'm nds K W : Gc irc M. Tavlor. J. W
T. Will-rd, tecrcliirv; W'llinm S
,Gm'M, treiiMirer : W. II. Vintnn, mar
I hal : Ucv M II. IT'rris. chn'da'M :
U Cbasc K. D. Warren K. B'Miks, .1.
T. : O B. Mn-k, .'ii-.lin Asbl-y, btcw
rds; .Tolin Wood, Tilrr.
Wc publish thc following nitico by re
u'cst,: New Year's calls wi'l be mad
"r-in 1 p. m. to 2 r. m. Ijndles win dc
ot rcccivc calls w'll pleaso pl"ce a bas
f to hi'd cnrds at the door. It is vei
'Vasnnt for two nr more lcdies to re
"c'vc totct' cr. nrd to s'-nd out cards f
"-j.r centlcm"n fricnds, that thcv will 1'
f born" or clsewliero to r"H"eiveB cn'ls
c"nipln refre-limeni.s "f sn'-d"-'c'i"s, cak"
ca nr bot lei"pnnd are "! thnt nr''
re's-ir,", Ladies do not offor linnor
if nny kind, then you will mt b" insultrd
, Jnma'ca Mocr E. .Ilnrdlng s1nught
crcd 'aTnV'-Ij.st HteM -tVint tipped th"
cnlcs 5S7i pounds. " Alfred Ilowe hnd
no that brought f'cm down to 037.
T'rctty gocd for -IS months old porkci-j.
Guilford : A pear tree belongiiiR to
''tch Laniphenr bore. tho past season.
2." bushcls of pear. 21 of which wer -
Id for $3 a bushcl, yicldiiiR tbe hnnd-
onic sum of i?12.
Stratton: O. C. YitU has buMt r
'"mbcr bouse ncnr his t'ircular niill o1'
'Wrfio'd rivr nnd laid u railroad tracl
from the niill to thc house.
Born in Brattleboro, Dccember 17, p
ul to Fdward C. and Knimn Wyma
IJEPV'TY MABSIIAL'S VIEWS.
TclU of Conditlon of Brattleboro Firr
Department. Agrces with New ISng
Deputy Stato Fire Marshal A. G
PrcUlc, who has been berc on vurious oc
casions to Ipvcstigute lires und who ulSt
i.us inspcctcd the lire department, ugree.
'.ali tnc Acw England lnsjurunce Ka
change with rcspcct to Brattleboro .
iiucds rclutive to lire protection. In it
Suturday issue tlA: Barre Timcs pui,
ushcd the followmg concorning Mi
I'rcblc's views :
"In regnrd to tho recammendation r.
ccntly made to tbe town of Brattlehon
oy Engincer John S. Caldwell of th
New England Insurance cschangc oi
Hoston for improveincnts iu thc lire pr.
ection systcm, Deputy Stato Fire Mm
hal A. O. Pre.ble stutcs that all the im
iiroveinents suggcstcd, witli tbe exccptio
f mctcrlng the watcr, have becn sui;
cstitl by him. Ile further rccommend;
0 the H, 1 Taylor insurance tigcncy
rattlcboro ln u lelter d.ited March 27
1)22, that the town apply to the Nation.
ltjard of Fire Undcrwritew, usking fo
.11 engincer to come to Brattleboro ni
.nake rccmineudutions ns to thc necessi.
1 r proper fire protection. Mr. Prcbi
lurther offertd nny nssistnncu or adi(
which ho could give nt that tlme.
"The occas'lou of writing tbe lettcr w
ho DeWitt Grocery cunpany fire, i
liich thc loss wus $125,000. Mr. Prcl.
'atoM thnt he is noj criticizing the fii
'.lcf, and that bc d cs ns wcll as he cn
ith what Is furnishcd to him, It Becni'
owcvcn that soiue nrrangemcnt shou1
c madc for grenter cflicicncy in the d
'iirtinent, Mr, Preble stated.
"The town hns hlgh and low prcssm
n Its water systcm, aml the superi'
rueiit oi inc water worKS was tlie on!
1 ""ii who could turn on thc high prc.-sur
f "ro prntcotion. tbe lettcr stntcs.
At tho timh of the DeWitt fire, it wi
in'nues nftcr tho fire startcd befor
' c bigh prcssure was turncd on, the let
Brflttlcboro's fire loss record is givr
r 1020 ns 45 lires with a loss of S5."'
010 21; 1021. 40 Hres with a loss of S.Tt
"81.31; nnd up to that tlme in 1022
oss of over .$100,000. Tho lossos in 11
ionlhs'vwere largcly ehartonblc to ine'
''''nt protection, It i stnted.
"Wb"o Mr. Pmblc nrrivcd to Inv-'
'nte tho Dewltt fire, the hook nnd 'ndd
pp-rntun wns ncnr tbe burncd bulldl"
md pnrt of the lnddT were lnnn'n'
"gnliist tho bullding. witlt not n flremir
round. iiinkiiig the truok prnctlcallv uc
'sn. It is ut this pjjlnt in tho -lettcr thn'
Mr. Preble stntes tlmt be docs not criti
"7" tho fire cliicf.
"Ho stntes thnt he nmlerstod n vo'
',nd becn taken to buv n motor hook n'
'addnr npiinr,'tns with chcmlcal tnnk"
k"t thnt tbe nurchaso liml not bcen innd
Tl'c town had n stenm lire enulne, but i
could rot bo npnrnted. ho stntnd,"
neclarlti" thnt ihe is i'n'nr. to find out
!f the iirohlbjtlnn enfrceincnt ,lnw
niean npvllil"ir. Mrs, SnmiH Frank
pi'omipont clnbwomnn of Tlutlnnd. Vt.
hns npnlled for nnd nbtnlncd n speclnl
commlsslon ns justtce of the peace.
VKRAlCr $135 AGAINST WAIU).
Jury Dccidcs Halifax Dccr Park 'Ownrr
Mtist Pay Tluit Sum for Ilorso tlmt
Dlcd Wlillc Bolng Brohcn.
Thc nttentlon of tbe municlpal court
was .eiiRnRcd all day Monday in the case
of H. P. Ycnrly nnd Wllllam M. hcwis
of Brattleboro iiRnlnst II. M. Wnrd of
New York clty and llullfn in which
tho plaintiffs sniiRht to bbtuiii pnymcni
$215, reprcsonthig the cost prico of n
nuiu iu iuu uciL-nuuiu iurouRii ine
innnuRor df his deer purk farm, Wnlter
of !j-21f. rcprcsenting tlie cost prico "of .
IJnvls of Halifax, toRcthor witb harness
A jury Oomposed of tbo.followliiR men
wns drawn : B. A. HlroMcr. E. W. I)un
klce, II. K. Powers, B. II. Nowtoir. P. K.
Franklin, nll of Vernon; E. B. Corbett,
F. C. Kurgent. E. M. Angier, 12. M
OoodciioiiRli, O. F. Benson nnd Bernnrd
IIuus of Brattleboro, and W. F. Walkcr
Only two witnesscs hnd becn hcnrd up
to noon, when tho court took n rcces1
untlj 1 o'clock. Alr. Wnrd testified that
Davis was his maunRer nnd ran the farm
for him. Davis testified concerniiiR thc
purchnnc of the horse nnd the tradc
mnde with Yearly aml Lewis.,
It dcvclopcd thnt Davis wantcd n
borse that was docile nnd Rcntle nnd
which could bc driven snfely by a
woman. Ycnrly nnd Lewis, nccording to
the testimony of Davis, rcprcsentcd tlu
borse which thcy deslred to scll ns pos
scssing tbese (piulitles und the horse wns
tnkcn by Duvis, it bcing ngrced thnt nt
old horse owncd by the defendalit, with
some old linrncss, was to bc given as
On tho duy nftcr tho hor'sc wns bought
by thc dcfcndunt, the horse wns lcd out
of the bnrn and bitcbed up, but, aa sooi.
as an attcmpt wus madc to drive thc
anlmn it rcarcd and dnnccd nbout and
threw ltsclf, nccording to the witness. A
few dnys later tho aniaial w.th hitchcd
up ngnin and Davis nnd n helpcr worked
4rom 11 in thc morning until ncarly f.
iu the aftcruoon. trying to drive. thi
horse, hc sahl. The aniinal rcpcatcd it!
...; iuuo intura, orcnKing scvcral RCtS o
hariiusfi, and u'nully, during one of it:
rcaring spells, tho bon,c fcll over dend.
, According to Davis's testimonv
lcurly nnd Lewis nftcrwards snid thc
were sorry to lcarn of thc borsc's deatli
but thcy cxpected thcir money just thc
At 1 o'clock, when court rcconvencd
r.i. Unllcr Davis was put on the w.
stand nnd she testified tlmt the hur
. the case wns represontod to her as b
kincl nnd gentlc. Frcd Stanley. wl
. ' , r- Da,T,H nt th ,,ecr nrk fnr
testified rcgarding the antics of thc horse
u Davis and be attcniptea lo tlnvc
tl during the cross-cxamination test,
l that thcre were three or four bin
'I reeinbliiiB wl ip hai'dv
The first witness for the' plaintiff was
P. Vcntly. who told of thc circui,
'iiccs rclatlng to thc tradc when '
rso was sold to Mr. Wnrd through M
tvis. IIo denicd thnt be rcpresonte.
tbe animal ns kind and gcntle and said
'iul uo Irnuble in driving the l.orse.
VT M Lewis vaid thn borse hnd b
driven considerahly nnd went past -4ho
stcam rollcr and the concrcte mixcr bn
nnl strcct without cven noticlng th
' snid hc told thc buyer that the hor
as kind and gcntle and it wns a surnr
i him wl en tho animal would not b.'K
Wa'tcr llescck of Dover, statcd t1'
f viricrl'' owncd the b-.r IIo bo--it
when it was a colt and hnd it for three
or four ycars during which tlme bc broke
Hc nftcrwards sold it to Bav L
Hronksof Brattleboro. He snid the hor
as green and awkward about backing
-'i.Tnhnx Stratton- of W'liTiiri:onr ''-w!'
orked nt thc Brcoks stable in thnt town
nu ne unu onservcu tnc nirse nt variou
'mes when it wns nt his stnblo nnd t'r
f nppenri'd all riRht. Ile had sadd'ed :
TnH vflimiia iintil.k no.l in f.,.,t.t. ...n
' "'"".'1. " "I" ,,. lllf L.Ulllllw tl
"xrerienccd with the horse.
Hiv lj. Hreoks said lie sold Uie borse
o W-'lter Adnms of Marlboro. Iu hi-
-n'ni"ii, thc horsn wns a'l riRht.
Tl B LoniKstnff of Bnttlcboro said h
'a'kcd witb Mr. Davis. who said be bn'
"oncht wjth tbe mnre from 11 o'clock in
'o morn'HR until ri iu tbe nffrnoon ov
'n dnv w'-cn t)m borse dicd during one
if its rcaring sp-lls.
ro-ren H"knl nf Brnttleboro snid lm
the boroe cvertl timcs w'mii it v"
f h's fnt!erVnnrn. TTe hnd driven it t
"ntnoy nnd it nppeared to be u good
In tbcir nrRiimant to tbi birv. tbe nt
rnnvq f-r tbe ilvfftm- clniined thnt th-
The Home of the Christmas Club
Brattleboro Trust C ompany
This Bank was the first in this section to offer the people this
plan for systematic saving, and the very large amount of money
saved by the thousands of people, who have been customers .in
these Christmas Clubs, has been of great benefit, not only to
those who saved and learned the Thrift Habit, which is the prime
object of the Club, for it Jias brought to this Bank many people
who had never been inside a Bank before.
The 1923 Club Is Open for Membership
Will You Join?
25c weekly for 50 weeks brings you a check for $12.75
50c weekly for 50 weeks brings you a check for $25.50
$1.00 weekly for 50 weeks brings you a check for $51.00
$2.00 weekly for 50 weeks brings yoii a check for $102.00
$5.00 weekly for 50 weeks brings you a check for $255.00
Brattleboro Trust (ompany
horse wns sold under nn express gunrnnty
.tlint It was kind nnd gcntle, whcreus itt
wns n vicious nnimni. Attornny I'nul A,
Chase, appcnrinR in his first cnsc since he
wns ndmttted to the bnr, opaned tbe argu
mcnt for tho dcfcnso nnd his fnther, ('.
S. Clmsc. closed for thc dofenr.o.
Atlorney Frank E, Bnrber for the
plniutiff suld thc marc was not sold under
brcnch of wntranty. IIo clnlmed Ihe,
wkwnrdncss of tbe mnre in backing !"'
bten broiiRbt to tho nttentlon of the
buyer nnd that tlio borse hnd becn klllcd
irotigh nbttse utul licbtiii),'.
Tti llm ftinrfn lo llin tnr .Tnil o, Htiuvo
snid thc cnse wns a iiucstlon of l'nct nnd
mt the mntter for thc iury was wliether
ho horse was sold utulei- nn express war
I'lnty or not.
In ronderlng fc rndlct, tho jury
wnrded .dnmnges of .SlO) f"r the borse
and $35 for tho waRon. Thn orlRlnnl
'iiim nf tlic plaintiff was for-215, mnd
t) ns follows: $150 for tho horse, $50
r the wngon nnd $15 for tbe hnrness.
""'io dcfcnso ns n counter clnlm, nsked
'00 dtimaRcs, rcprcsentiug thc cxpensc
f kroplng tho horse, tbe tlme ot th
en In trying to break, the nnimni, nod
'o vurious hnrness wh'clv tbe horo dc
rovcd. A crcdit of $25 for nn old lior-in
'd S.'i for nn old wngon nbo wus in
- Ived in tlie case.
Motorlst I've rnn this cnr three ycars
nd never had nn nccldcnt,
Supcrstitioiis passenger Knock
lut it wnsn't nceessnry for him to finiRh
'or just then tho cnr hlt u trcc nnd both
nock"d wood with thcir hends, Bos
With fivc por cent of thc population
f the Unitcd Stutes, New York city
roduces in cxccss of one-twclfth of nll
he rooiIs mnnufncturcd in thc country.
There Is Money in Your Closet, Let Us
Redeem It for You
Thc avcrage closet is your store house. Many a pair
of choes find hiding there that could be made fully as good
as new, for far less money than a new pair would cost. If
these shoes reach my shop you would be ahead a pair.of
shoes and-my men would be kept busy.
Hcre is a proposition: Sometimc within the next
few days you gather all of your old shoes togcther and
bring them in to us. We will look them over and advise
you as to whether thcy are worth fixing or not. This will
give us plenty of time to repair them, then when you
wa'ht your shoes they will be alrcady to wear.
We specialize on service. We can make your com
fortable old shoes look almost like new, ready for as much
wear again as they have already seen. v -
When your harness
repairing or you need,
harness supplies, just try
95-97 Main Street Phone 1I2I-W
12XEI1CISES CLOSE SCHOOU
Progrnms Approprlnte (o Christmas Sca
son Carrlcd Out Ycslcrday Scliools
Will Itcopcn tlitn. 3.
Chrlstmns cxcreisos innrked thc clos
Ing yesterdny noott- of tbe full lerm of
school In dlstrict No. 2 and prnctically
nll the tcachern l"ft tnday for tbelr
bomcH lo ypt'iid the vnhitlon Of-ticnrly
two wceks. Tho ijchools will re-open
Wrdnosday, ,Inn. 3. Therc were Cb'rlst
nins dscorations' lfi all Ihe rooms,
A specinl asi.ciub;v .was hchl in the
high school at 12 o'olook, when n v.iried
and approprlnte progr'im was tfarricil
out. It consistcd of Cbiistinns sclecllons
by tho school, Includlirg Adestes Fidclls
.by the Latln classes, Freiicli, carpls by
the French dpimrtmcnt, an account if
ChrisliiiDs iii thc Provancc by Mary
Aineto, nnd thc ori?in of sonie ot our
(Nirlstniaii cnstoms bv Uuth StcckwelV
In the eigbth grnd" Dickcns's Cbrist
mt'ii C'arol was dramitizcd, fhc scvenlh
Rwde gnve n Chri't ms jilay, tho llftb
a-xl slxth grailes tinitrd in giving n
Christm.'ts play. Iu all the other rooms
thcre wus slngiiiR of Christmas carols
.uid thc spcnklrg of p!cci. In all of the
lir't three grads al;( ut town tlietv werc
1'rom 30 to -'iO pcrsons nlteni'ed thc
c'nsing excrcisen at the frce kindergar
ten, where nbout 50 chlldrcii sang Christ
mas soiigs. Tbe cbildren were given
cnndy and toys from n Christmas trcc,
nftcr which the decoratiolis, which we-o
made by the cbildren, werc given them
to tnke home. Carter Joncs ncted ns
Appropriatc exercises wcrc hcld in
eic'i riom at the lalnchtnl S"ho.il nn
Wtdnosila.v nficrnocn, when the hchcol
closcd for tlm holiday rcccss.