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SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1896.
Vermont Local Notes.
W, W. Cory 1ms this week finished off the
end of his buiUliug into a tine sample room to
accommodate u litrge stock of carriages,
wagons, mowers, corn planters and wheel
burrows of which he has a new and elegant
line. It will please you to give him a call.
There will ho n social and business meeting
of the league at the parsonage Wednesday
evening ut 7.30. All are invited.
Methodist church services for Sunday, May
10. PreuchinR at 10.4.") A. M. ; Sunday school
at 12 M. ; Junior League at 3 r. M. ; Epworth
League at 7 P. m. ; at 7.30 i. m. the pastor will
speak upon the theme, "Bible Fish and
The bobbin shop is now running in full
Fishermen are taking some very fine trout
from our brooks this spring.
Charley Hakey has moved to Bellows Falls
where he has work in a saw mill.
W. E. L. Walker, one of our merchants, is
in Boston buying goods for late spring and
early summer trade.
At the Christian Endeavor meeting live
delegates were chosen to attend the meeting
of the Black Kiver Union to be held at Lud
low May 12.
Robert Davis was in East Wallingford over
Henry Ryder has moved his family onto
one of J. II. Richardson's hill farms.
The first ef this week .Mrs. F. M. Sherwiu
was in Ludlow a day or two, the guest of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. O. AV. Fletcher passed several
days recently in Middle Falls, N. V., guests
ot their niece, Mrs. a. J. .jells aim iamuy.
CAMBRIDGE I'D RT.
Mrs. Jennie Wheelock of Chester spent
Sunday with her parents, Mr. and .Mrs. David
Roswell Thrasher of West Bruttleboro
called on his old friends, Mr. and Mrs. R. II.
The regular fortnightly social of the Ladies'
Benevolent society was pleasantly enter
tained by Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Wood, Wednes
Charlie Tenncy goes to Kccne, N. II., this
w eek, w here he expects to learn the barber's
trade with a cousin who has along estab
lished business there.
Edwin Wood, a former Cambridgeport boy,
and brother of Fred Wood of this place,
made a Hying visit here this week. Mr.
Wood is now proprietor of a brass foundry in
is quite brisk here just now.
Smith has gone ta Nashua, N.
where he has work.
John Walker is moving
into the Parker
house opposite the hotel.
A good sized audience greeted "Zion" at
Union hall last Friday evening.
Mrs. Sparrow goes to a hospital in Boston
soon for a surgical operation.
Grandpa Fames is slowly failing and is now
confined to his bed most of the time.
Liveryman Davis of Chester has rented the
hotel and takes possession next week.
At the auction sale of the estate of Saman
tha Parker, Mrs. Fred Coleman bid off the
Davis house, and S. M. Holden the Gibson
and Parker houses.
W. J. Walker has moved to Manchester
Depot, where he has rented a blacksmith
shop, Frank Bclden taking his place at the
anvil here aud occupying the Dr. Newman
House. Herbert Howe occupies tne Uibson
house vacated by Walker and George Davis
moves into tue one recently occupied oy
The most notable performer for the past
week 111 eastern college baseball has been un
questionably Brown, lhat nine lias made
such a record as is not to be duplicated in any
one week of its past athletic history, I will
warrant defeating Yale, 9-6, Pennsylvania,
1S-7, and Dartmouth, b-l), alter tne last had
beaten Harvard, 13-4. In all its work the
Brown nine has given evidence of its greater
experience, aud played a hard, fast game.
There is no doubt it is the strongest college
nine hereabouts to-day. Later in the season
its present advantage of experience will not
be so patent. At all events, the games it
days hereafter witn Harvard unci 1 aic ana
'eiinsvlvania will be of the utmost interest,
and it is somewhat regrettable that Princeton
is not on the schedule.
The Brown nine with its change men nuin
hers fifteen. Dunne, '98, and Lang, '9G,
catchers the former a graduate of the Brook
lyn Polytechnic Institute, 011 which team he
also caiight. This is his second year behind
the bat at Brown. Lang graduated from Au-
ilover, and has caught at Brown lour years.
In the box are Summersirm, 9s, Bradv, Vt ,
Mellor, '99. Sunimerssrill was the star pitcher
of Vermont Academy, and has pitched two
vears for Brown. llis work against Yale was
magnificent. Harper's Weekly.
Wade Keves, Esq., of Boston is in town
for a few days with friends.
Horace Cole shows an egg measuring
by six inches, laid by one of his hens.
Leon Coolidire has finished clerking with
Pollard Bros, of Proctorsville and is now at
Elmer Watkins has secured a position in a
store m Westminster and went Monday to
Miss Lilla Perkins is here with millinery and
next week Mrs. F. Morse will open a large
assortment lor public inspection and pur
David Burnham celebrated his birthdav
last Monday, also his sou George his marriage
anniversary; a very pleasant time was en
joyed by all.
Charles Furber and May Keyes, two of our
popular young people were married very
quietly .Monday at Ludlow; all wisn tnem
nappy and prosperous lite.
While blasting a rock last Monday morning
a large piece went through a part of the grist
mill ; another piece went through a window
111 a house but tortuuatelT no one was 111
cither place so no one was hurt.
Charles L. Tenncy goes to his- work ii
Kecne, N. II., this week.
Mrs. F. C. Farr of Bellows Falls passed
few days this week with her mother, Mrs. M
Mrs. W. D. Spencer joined her husband at
their new home at Tinmouth, Tuesday of
Silas I. Powers of Pensacola, I'la., arrived
111 town ednesday tof this week to spend
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Powers took a carriage
ride to W illiamsville, Jacksonville, and Rcads-
boro last week, visiting mends.
Percv R. Clark is makinsr quite extensive
repairs on his house recently purchased of
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River is doing the work.
A Household Treasure.
D. W. Fuller, of Canajoharie, N. V-, says
that he always keeps D'r. King's New Dis
covery in the house and his family has always
found the very liest results follow it use;
that he would not be without it, if procurable.
G. A Dykeman, druggist. Cattskill, N. Y.,
says that Dr. King s New UiMrovery is
undoubtedly the best cough remedy ; that lie
has used it m his family for eight vears, and
it has never failed to do all that is claimed for
it. Why not try a remedy so long tried and
tested. Trial bottles free at Pierce's Phar
macy. Regular size 50c. and $1.
lyNow is the time to renew for the
Turn and get your neighbors to robicribe
Bead dab oiler in uotbet column.
Frank Hasley is passing tho week at Wor
Miss Maud Howard lias gone to Townshond,
to work for Julian Tuft. .
Rev. E. B. Earle of Montpelier, is passing
a few days with friends here.
Frank Dobbin of Shushan, N. Y., is pass
ing the week here, at Mrs. Chloe J. Helton's.
Rev. S. L. Vincent has moved to West
Townshend ; he has got through preaching
William Shaffner and wife of Manchester,
have made a short call on friends here this
F. L. Spracuo is at home this week, from
his business trip in Maine; he leaves for
Alamo again next Monday.
Mrd Howard, widow of tho late Alfonzo
Howard of this place, who is living in Massa
chusetts, is visiting friends here.
The Jamaica base ball team played the
Townshend boys a irame of ball last Saturday,
result 27 to 26, in favor of Townshend boys.
Stillman Crowninshield has moved to Hins
dale, N. 1L, to carry on his father's farm, and
aydney Jones moves onto 111s place acre.
Cecil Cheney and AnnaAdams wereunited
marriage last Saturday, May 2, by Rev.
James Nobb's, at David Eddy s, the brides
Charles Whipple and wife, who' have been
living at Chester, have been visiting a few
days here at her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Spencer's. They leave this week for
South Ashbnrnhain, Mass., where he has
The schools in town, so far as supplied,
are in the charge of the following teachers :
district No. 1, Miss Eva M. Barrett of West
Jownsheiid; No. 2, higher department,
Charles II. Tibbetts of Corinth, Maine; No.
3, Mrs. Flora C. Lanphear; No. 4, Mary L,
Kandall; iNo. 0, Miss iNorma Hoyden :ol
West Townshend; No. 10, Miss Ella Willis;
No. 11, Lester D. Higgins; No. 12 Mrs. I.
W. Hisrirlns: No. 13. Miss Minnie B. Allen.
Thri nriirtiiru iUi!ivtiii(,il. nt' district n. 2.N
ind No. 14 district are not yet supplied.
Our Postmaster, G. W. Holton passed awav
last week Thursday evening, April 30, of
diabetes at the age of 49 vears. He w as the
youngest son of the late Dr. Joel Holton, who
practiced medicine here tor over M years.
The deceased was appointed postmaster here,
at Willard's death in Cleveland's first admiu-
stration, and run the ollice for Mr. Shepard
some time before his death, and he has dis
charged the duties of the office ever since,
with honor to the government, and satisfac
tion of the entire community. He was mar
ried September 14, 1887, to Miss Chloe J.
Dobbin of Shushan, N. Y., who survives him.
In his death the Baptist church loses a faith
ful worker, his wife a loving husband, and
the community a useful and honorable citizen.
His enemy would be hard to find. Ihe
funeral was" Sunday at the Baptist church,
Rev. James Nobb assisted by Rev. E. B.
Earle of Montpelier, officiating.
New Hampshire Locals.
and wife were i
Keene 19 st
Mrs. Allbee and sister, Miss
r, are at
the AUhee homestead.
Alviu S. Cram has been-appointed tax col
lector for the ensuing year.
George H. Royce has bought two yokes of
oxen to ue on the roads this season.
William Westney, Jr., has rented the Whit
ney farm in Hemlock and has moved onto it.
F. R. Bates' house was entered a few days
ago and the pantry relieved of a quantity of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry were absent from home
:i .part of last week hy the death ol Mrs.
Henry's mother at Bellows Falls.
Hoyt L. Conai y's entertainment at Alstead
on Friday evening was first class and those
who .stayed away Tost a rare treat.
C. L. Hamlin's soda fountain is in order
Mrs. Buck of Claremont visited Mrs. Frank
Mr. and Mrs. William Butterfield are enter
taining friends this week.
Niles Wallum has purchased a span of
horses of James Carrol.
Miss Cora Hooper of Unity is visiting her
uncle, Milan Corliss and family.
Stevie Buck of Claremont was in town
Thursday, stopping with Walter Wood.
Mr. Townshend's house on the Springfield
road is being renewed with a coat of paint.
Mr. Kendall on the Springfield road is
improving his house and building new barns,
Tho Y. P. A. S. will give a Poverty party
at the town hall, May 22. A good time is
Miss Emily Hamlin entertained a party of
young lriends Saturday, it being her seventh
Found A good silver watch. Owner can
have it by proving same. Inquire of H. W.
Bond, Charlestown, N. H.
Mrs. Mary Sartwell is improving her house
with a coal of paint.
Jay Greene went to Springfield, Mass., the
first of the week.
Clinton Clark of Bellows Falls was in the
village one day this week.
Miss Rosine King went to Bellows Falls
Thursday for an indefinite stay.
Frank Slmmway from Boston called upon
friends in the village, Wednesday.
Ar-., n r t :..ui... .'......1 -t
this week to enter the store of Stone, Tracy
Mrs. J. D. Holmes, who has spent the win
ter in Winchendon and Tilton, has returned
to her home here.
Richard Wilder has purchased a new wheel,
the Hub, of F. J. Marvin, and Den Greene
one of .Robert Lovell.
Mr. and Mrs. James Brown are planning to
celebrate their 30th anniversary next Satur
day afternoon and evening.
Rev. Mr. Locke of East Alstead held ser
vices at Alstead Centre last Sunday afternoon
at 1.30 o'clock and it is expected will continue
them during the summer.
We understand that the stage route has
again changed hands, Henry Rawson of Wal
pole being the purchaser, with Will Richard
son again on the coach.
About 125 of the grangers and village
people assembled at the town hall, Thursday
evening for the purpose of giving Mr. and
Mrs. M. S. Buxton a reception. C. E. Cooke,
in behalf of the people, presented a very
handsome sideboard, draperies, chair anil
other gifts, and J. L. Dickey responded for
the bride aud groom. A very pleasant musi
cal program was prepared by Miss W llmot,
with a recitation by Miss Dickey. Ice cream,
coffee and cake were served in the hall below.
The company separated at a late hour after
spending a very pleasant evening.
0. U. A. M. Convention.
The general committee on arrangements
lor the annual convention ot U. v. A. Al.
in Worcester, Mass., next September, ap
pointed by the local councils, has been
working hard for some time in preparation
for the affair and already much has been
accomplished. In conjunction with this
general committee, several sub-committees
have been chosen, and committee meetings
are held every Saturday evening to make
reports of the progress. Already the gen
eral committee has been assured of the
presence ot 8000 or 9000 out-of-town mem
bers at the convention and not less than
$1000, most of which has been subscribed
already, will be used for their entertain
A feature ot the convention will be a
mammoth parade, in charge of a big com
mittee of local Mechanics. The general
headquarters will be at Horticultural hall,
where the two local councils of the Daugh
ters of Liberty will serve a collation.
A souvenir badge will be distributed to
all the delegates and there will probably be
a souvenir booklet giving much interesting
information regarding the city of Wor
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THE FATAL N00SE
Ends the Career of the Murderer
and Fiend, H. H. Holmes.
CONDEMNED MAN CpOLTO THE LAST
Made a Speech From the Oat lows Deelar-
iuy; Ills Innocence of Murder Ills Last
Might on Earth Was a Schemer to the
Very ICnd or His Career Olauee at His
Philadelphia, May T. H. H. Holmes
vas hansed In Movampnslns ririsoil this
morning. The drop fell at 12 minutes
past 10 o'clock. It was not until a hall
hour later that he was pronounced dead.
His neck was broken by the fall.
H. II. HOLMES.
The marvellous nerve of the man never
deserted him to the very end. Even on
the scaffold he was probably the coolest
person in the assemblage.
A half minute before Holmes was shot
into eternity, he made this declaration:
Gentlemen, I have very few words to
say. In fact I would make no remaks at
this time, except that by not speaking I
would appear to acquiesce in my execu
tion. I only wish to say that the extent
of my wrong doing in taking human life
consisted in the death of two tvomen.
they having died at my hands as a .result
of criminal operations. I wish to state
here, so there can be no misunderstand
ing, that I am riot guilty of taking the
lives of any of the Pietzel family the
three children, and Renjamin, the
father, of whose death I am convicted
and for whom I am. today to be hanged.
That is all 1 have to say.
Holmes spent the greater part of his
last night on earth writing letters. At
midnight he went to bed and slept sound
ly until 6 oloek this morning.lt took two
calls to awaken him. Promptly arising,
he received a visit from his spiritual ad
visers. Fathers Daily and MaePeak of
the Church of the Annuciation. They
administered the last sacrament and left
him until nearly 9 o'clock. During their
absence he ate a breakfast of eggs, dry
toast and coffee.
At 10:02 the sheriff called together the
official jury, and after each man had an
swered to his name and subscribed to the
certificate, the solemn march to the gal
lows was begun. As the gathering stood
Ife Intense silence before the scaffold a
murmured sound came from behind a
partition erected Immediately back of it.
It was the dolorous chant of the two
piiests accompanying the doomed man
to the scaffold. They were uttering the
psalm "Jktiserere." At 10:08 they mount
ed the fatal platform.-
A moment of prayer elapsed, and then
Holmes stepped to the front of the scaf
fold, and resting his hands on the rails
before him, made his statement of inno
cence. It was received in absolute
Hence. Two minutes later he had fin
ished his valedictory. Then at a silen:
signal, from the priests he bent to his
knees, his eyes fixed on the cricifix
claspd in his thin hands. Until 10:12 the
prayer continued. Immediately after
wards he arose, shook hands with th(
priests and his lawyers, and in a firrr
voice bade them "Goodby."
Without an instant's delay his hands
were bound behind him and the black
cap adjusted. Sheriff Clement placed
the noose about his neck, and after an
instant of terrible stillness, the crack of
the bolt rang out like a pistol shot, and
the murderer had fallen to his doom.
Consciousness left him instantly, said
the doctors, although his heart continued
a feeble beat for 15 or 20 minutes. After
an examination had been made by sev
eral physicians, Holmes was pronounced
dead and the swinging corpse was cut
Holmes was born at Gilmanton, N. H.,
May 16, 1860. On July 4, 1878, he was
married at Alton, N. H.. and on Jan. 2S,
1887, he committed bigamy by marrying
Myrta Z. Belknap.
A few weeks thereafter Holmes ap
plied in Chicago for a divorce, and the
suit was pending until June 4. 1891, when
the court dismissed it owing to the non
appearance of the complainant. Holmes
continued his bigamous career by mar
rying Georgianna Yoke In Denver on
Jan. 17, 1894, fie assuming the name of
Henry Mansfield Howard on this oc
casion. A eon was born to the first wife,
and this is the boy whom Holmes is said
to have made the chief beneficiary of the
proceeds of the alleged confession of
Holmes was indicted for the murder
of Pietzel on Sept 12 last, and he was
placed on trial on Oct. 28. A verdict of
guilty was rendered on Nov. 2, and Nov.
3 he was sentenced to be hanged.
Miss Yoke, with whom Holmes was
living at the time of Pietzel's death, was
an important witness for the common
wealth at the trial, and it was largely
upon her evidence that the accused was
convicted. She told of Holmes' absence
from their boarding house on Sept 2,
1894 (the day of the murder), and of his
excited condition when he returned.
On that night the couple left Philadel
phia and went direct to Indianapolis.
The wanderings of Holmes throughout
the country then began, and they ended
with his arrest in Boston.
Holmes was one of the most conspicu
ous criminals of modern times, and if
the murder confessions" which he has
written can only partially be believed,
he was without a peer as a bloodthirsty
demon. His recent "confession," where
in he claimed to have killed 27 persons.
was disproved, partly at least, by the
appearance of several of the so-called
Victims; but Holmes' object in making
the "confession" waa realized the ob
taining of a sum, said to be $7500, and
which amount is said to have been set
tled upon the criminal's 18-year-old son
While the "confessions" have servec
to Increase the sensationalism of thf
cafo, the only capital crime for which
Holmes had to answer was the killing
In this city on Sept. 2. 1894. of Benjamin
F. Pietzel. hi3 fellow-conspirator. The
murder was committed in the dwelling
ir.16 Callowhill street.
Holmes' conviction of murder In th
first degree, the affirmation by the Penn
sylvania supreme court of the verdict
and the recent refusal of Governor Hast
Ings to grant a respite, are so well known
that a, narrative of these facta la un
necessary. For 1 monthi g?rae berr, ut.
ine oan ot tne law, wnne men went nere
and there in quest of evidence. Today
tne slayer of B. F, Pltezel. who was mur-
rtered Sept. 20. '94: Howard Pltezel, Oct
10, '94; Alice and Nellie Pltezel, Oct. 25,
'!4: Minnie and Mamie Wlllinms In ix
besides possible others, witnessed hln
own preparations for death.
I.ate last night, with the purglns
Prayer of the priest, the soul of Holmes
was ready to go before its maker and b.?
Judged for the acts its owner committed
while here on earth. Holmes then had
made his final confession, and the enrs
of Rev. Father Dailey, his spiritual ad
viser, heard possibly the only true, con
trite and heartfelt confession made dur
ing the prisoner's long stay in the place
Holmes began the solemn preparations
for the salvation of his blackened' soul
yesterday. He prayed all day. and when
dark came he was visited by the priest
In the garb of forgiveness, and the be
ginning of the end then took place. The
murderer kneeled, and with bowed head
declared himself unworthy in the eyes
of his Maker, and begged for the forgive
ness which was granted the penitent
thief on the cross.
Holmes began fiis fast at 12 o'clock last
night, which lasted until this morning,
wnen ne partook of the communion.
Then for the first time Holmes had be-me-a
communicant of the Roman
Catholic church. The symbolic wafei
which was carried on the chalice by the
rriest was then swallowed through the
lips that have lied, and the murderei
vas then ready, after a breakfast, to be
gin the devotions immediately preceding
the march to the scaffold. These de
votions. Including the recital of thr
litany for the dead and other prayers
for the dying, were mingled at times
with the chant of the priest, and the
pleadings for forgiveness. Holmes had
or en studying them since Father Dailey
f rst visited him. and he knew the pray
ers by heart. He went to the eallows
v ith these on his lips and died with a
prayer of forgiveness just as the last
sight of the world faded away forever
fiom his view.
It was learned yesterday that Holmes
had. in reality, been the sole acent in
bringing Mrs. Pltezel to'this city, and
that his only object was to have her ap
pear betore either the governor or the
board of pardons, and, by appealing,
secure him a further lease on his life,
which was blotted out forever this morn
ing. Mrs. Pitezel came here solely at the
Instigation of Holmes himself, and her
presence here was due to one of the
latest coups ever made by king 01
Seated in the gloom of his cell at Mov-
amensing prison. Holmes, the murderer.
who had cruelly wronged the widow, wa-.
then at work daily conjuring up
schemes to save himself from the im
pending fate of the gallows, and that one
of these schemes, worthy of the cunnlns
of only the prisoner himself, was thm
which included, among other provisions,
the bringing of the woman to this city,
nd her final appearance, pleading for
the life of the man who had wronged her,
and thereby securing to him a longer
lease of life.
Holmes knew when his mind concocted
t at dark scheme that once he had the
woman before him he could so play upon
nor mind as to gain his point. With him
it was a game in which the stake was
life. He made his moves with nrecision
itnd care, and planned his actions all in
srch a way that, as he himself thought,
' checkmating" would be impossible. His
first move was to bring Mrs. Pietzel here,
This he did. notwithstanding what is
FSld.to the contrary. It was he that
Irought the broken-hearted widow to
tMs city, and on the night of her arrival
the wily criminal, in Ills own mind,
chalked up one point, as they say in
Fportlng circles, "to the good," and be
gan right away to look out for move
Move No. 2 was to get a few minutes'
conversation with the woman he had so
brutally wronged. He wanted to see her
for "just five minutes," he is quoted as
having said when told that she was not
willing to hold a conversation with him,
and then, finally, when he found she
would not be led into his trap, he became
frantic, and made every inducement to
her, and at the last moment pleaded for
"just a word."
Holmes knew that if he could say three
words to the woman he would break the
barrier. Throughout his checkered
career, his greatest influence was with
women. They melted before him, and
they quailed as well as adored him. Mrs.
Pitezel herself knew this. It was even
stated on good authority that she feared
the stories told about his "evil eye," and
that was why she didn't go to the prison.
She knew that if she once saw Holmes
behind the bars her heart would again
be moved by that strange power which
he wielded once over the whole family,
that she would be induced to obey him
Implicltly.and that she would come away
R illing to go before a pardoning board to
plead for tire life of the man who had
wronged, yet hypnotized her. And this,
In fact, was just what Holmes had hoped
Since that time it develops that
Holmes" actual intention was to have
Mrs. Pietzel plead for his life. That such
was the case was shown by a letter which
he wrote to her lawyer, Thomas A. Fahy,
under date of May 1, and which the
lawyer made public for the first time
The letter shows that Holmes all along
built high hopes on winning over Mrs.
pitezel to plead his case for him. The
wily criminal knew that her words would
have more effect than a dozen legal
pleaders, and he knew that if she spoke
Bt all, it meant a respite possibly
fnonths more of life. It was not pity for
the woman that engendered the thought.
It was simply a move in the great game
tie wa playing against awful odds, and
When the news of her refusal to see him
or hav anything to do with him reached
him in the darkness of his cell, he knew
that the game was lost, and that the
stake his own miserable life went with
Wages In Mexico.
There are really no wages in Mexico.
All working people take what they can
get that is, what the employer chooses
to pay. Wageworkers make so little
that there is no incentive to thrift, no
stimulation of energy. The classes are
the rich and the poor. There is no mid
dle ' class. More hopefully perhaps it
might be said that a middle class is just
beginning to form. They who see no
hope of independence, or even of email
homes, naturally have no ambition. As
goon as they get a very little money they
quit their employment and squander it.
Many employers luake money, bnt their
prosperity is based on the degradation of
labor. The men who do the heavy work
in the mines of Mexico receive not more
than 15 cents to $1 a day in Mexican
money, or from 40 to 60 cents in actual
money ; for agricultural labor there never
is a quotablo rate ; hackmen and waiters
at restaurants depend almost or wholly
on "tips," which custom makes small,
aud the money of the country smaller;
house servants get from $3 to $5 a
month, rarely the higher price. And let
it be borne in mind that this is a silver
money country, and that most things ex
cept labor bear high prices. Corre
spondence Portland Chregonian,
We do all kinds of
THE TURN OF LIFE.
The Must Critical Period in the
Life of a Woman.
Experience of Mrs. Kelly, of Patchogue,
There is no period in woman's earthly
career which she approaches with bo
much anxiety as tho " change of life."
xet during tha
past twenty years
learned much from
It is safe to say
that women who
much easier I,
than in the
for the change. Lydia E. Pinkham'a
Vegetable Compound should be used.
It is well for those approaching this
time, to write Mru. Finkham, at Lynn,
Mass. She has the experience of years
to aid her in advising. She will charge
She helped this woman, who says:
"I have used Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound in my family ten
years, with the best results. Some
time ago any daughter had catarrh of
the womb, and it entirely cured her.
I was approaching the "change of
life," and was in a deplorable condi
tion. My womb had fallen, and the
bearing-down pains and backache were
terrible, and kidneys affected.
" I began taking the Compound,
and my pains ceased. I consider it the
strong bridge between sickness and
health, and recommend it to everybody
I meet who needs it." Mrs. L. Kelly,
Patchogue, L. I.
FIXED INCOMES AND FREE SILVER.
All Who Labor Will Find Their Wages
Cut In Half by the Silver Dollar.
The Denver chamber of commerce,
replying to the appeal for sound money
issued by the New York chamber of
commerce, says that resumption of free
coinage of silver is objectionable to per
sons of fixed incomes.
This is true, but in a sense broader
than its authors intended. Persons of
fixed incomes are not merely million
aires or army or navy officers. All who
labor in this country, whether the pay
be called salary or wages, are also per
sons of fixed incomos, and they decided
ly object to having their incomes cnt in
half for the benefit of silver mine own
ers. - .
The blacksmith who makes $15 a
week, the carpenter at $3 per day, the
salesman at $1,000 a year, the agricul
tural laborer at $1.60 a day, the teacher
at $10 per week, all are persons of fixed
incomes. They find their incomes none
too large for their necessities. Why
should they not object to a slump to
silver, free and unlimited, for the ben
efit of those who own silver, but at a
loss of 50 per cent in their fixed in
comes? It is the labor of the country that
most determinedly demands the gold
basis ; that demands stability in the cur
rency ; that objects most positively to a
loss of half its fixed income.
Silver mine owners and agents must
reckon with this element, and it is a
mighty element at the ballot bos. Let
platform writers note this fact as well
as silver mine capitalists. Chicago
What a Woman Can Do.
What can a woman do? She can laugh
with her lips-make a man think she is the
merriest cricket in the world, while her eyes
are full of unshed tears and lier heart is
beating as it' it would burst. She can for
give a great sin like an angel and nag a
man about a petty vice like an importation
from the lower regions. She can fix over
old frocks and wear them with a cheerful
heart that she may help somebody, and she
can spend the first money that she letlly
feels that she can use for herself in going to
a matinee and on sweets, when she knows
she needs a new pair of shoes. She can
quiet a baby with one or two reassuring
I iats when a man might almost knock the
if'e out of it, give it a whole bottle, of
soothing syrup, and it would still be open
eyed and aggressive. She can employ a
day looking lor a pair of braces for Jack,
and yet in time of trouble she could buy a
a mourning outfit in half an hour, and her
needle would fly as if guided by electricity
in sewing on a bridal gown, or a shroud
for somebody's baby. She can cry out her
troubles on a man's shoulder and feel a re
lief that is only possible from masculine help,
and ten minutes after she can laugh in that
man a face and wonder what men were
made for. She can be brave in time of
mental trouble ; she can stand by and hold
the hand of some one who is suffering lrom
physical trouble, and yet she will scream as
if she were about to be killed at the sugges
tion of a mouse or a beetle. She can smile
over a dinner of bread and butter and tea,
when that's all she can get, and later on,
when prosperity is to the fore f he can turn
up her nose at any game below canvas
back duck, and wonder at people caring
for anything but the best bran t of Ber
gundy. What can't she do? We will tell
you. She can never wear trousers with
any grace, and she will never be able to re
sist either the man or the baby who has
gotten the love of her heart. Exchange.
Insurance Talks No. .4
Have you ever stopped to consider
that an active productive human life is
an invested capital which should be
protected against loes like any other
The eah value of this capital is repre
sented by its earniug capacity.
When a family is dependent upon
the income from that capital, protec
tion by Life Insurance is a sacred
A f-VHK) Life Insurance policy in the
Equitable means a J5000 estate.
300,000 people are buying such an
estate of this tompany alone.
Are vou one of them?
AYER & SHELLEY, Agts.
PtiV V,)m v
PeMnws Fall" Vt.
x. is jrr 11 m
. "Knocks Out
Grade of "Battle Axtr has injured v
the sale of other brands of higher
prices and smaller pieces Don't
allow the dealer to impose on you 2
by saying they are "just as good" V
as "Battle Ax," for he is anxious y
to work off his unsalable stock P
cures from head to foot.
Improper digestion causes over
92 of all suffering and diseases
of the Blood, Liver, Stomach, Kid
neys, Lungs, Nerves, Brain or Skin.
Puritana renews and strengthens
of the human system, the Stomach.
It makes the health right, because
it makes the Stomach right.
It brings New Blood, New Nerve
Force, New Strength, New Life.
If yon are a snfTerer, get of yonr drngtrlst this
f reat disease-coiiquertUK discovery (the price is SI
01 ruruaua, one Dome or ruritana mis, ana one
Dottle of Puritana, Tablets, all inclosed in one
is wonderful in its curative
DIPHTHERIA AND LAGRIPPE
soon succumb to its influence.
SI INGS OR BURNS
are instantly relieved and pain of
any description is immediately
cured. See how quick it works
on Bowel Trouble.
FRED' K DUICH Eft DRUG CO.. St. Albans.
Just received 300 more packages of that Italian Sapone, the best washing
powder made. A beautiful tumbler given with every package.
We have a full line of Bottled Sodas, all flavors; also Moxie by the glass or
bottle. Order at the store or from the team.
Choice Garden and Flower Seeds by the package or in bulk.
On all our goods including a complete stock of Fresh Groceries and a full
line of Fruits, Tobaccos and Cigars.
We solicit a share of your trade.
Bicycles insured a
gainst theft for $2 a yr.
We are agents for
the Warwicks, Singers,
the Faultless and the
Sg2Don't buy till
you see the Very, and
our $50.00 wheel.
neatly and promptly
G. T. SHERWIN,
Up stairs, Gray's block.
Bellows Falls, Vt.
to feel happy all day drink
Pride of Rockingham
Sold only by
F. B. LOCKE & CO.
Saxtons River, Vt.