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o o o o o o EFFECT OF THIRTY SIDES "By "Richard Kann CoBvilght. 1902. by the S. S. MtClure Comwny o .0OOOO'0OOOOO4'O Harrington bad gone up spasmodical. ly from small parts to loads. While he was playing in stock on the way up ho . tad written a play. Of course the play was never produced. And about that time Harrington began to come down, His coming down had not been spas' modic. It had been certain and sure as late. He seemed, however, able to hold a position as stage door keeper He could be scared into coming around on time for successive weeks by the threat that he would be assigned to the billposter's forces. And he was only thirty-five. Seme times when ho became very bad he would mumble something about "Elea nor." Hut mumblings about "Eleanor" didn't excuse his condition to Kuscoe, who believed that there was no reason on earth good enough to keep' a man away from the theater later than 7:30 and no trouble great enough to need an extended stay along a bar rail to drown it. So Harrington, with all his bril liancy, all his artistic training and his wonderful mind that could absorb thir ty sides in a night, got finally to be a back door keeper. It was only because he never attempted to excuse his con duct that Huscoe kept him at all. He was merely penitent after one of his periodical attacks. And Harrington was the back door keeper when the company moved into New York for a run. He stood, book in hand, checking the company as it ar rived for a rehearsal a day before the opening. Harrington got the note, with a doctor's certificate inclosed, telling that Temple, the leading man, had brain fever. He turned pale as ho read it. He was that kind of a back door keeper. Huscoe didn't turn pale, but every one who heard what he said a minute later did. "Send a boy to the manager," he or dered. "Tell him Temple can't possibly go on tonio-row night. Tell, him that unless he wants me to use a bad under study we'll have to postpone the open ing." Harrington came over to him. "I haven't sent the boy yet," he said. "You know I can get up in that part by tomorrow night. Maybe they wouldn't know Temple wasn't play ing it. If you'll let me" He looked wistfully at Huscoe. "You could. . von know," coe kindly, "but it's too They've been banking on said Bus important, this New York opening. A set of good notices will carry them the rest of the sea son, and I'd rather postpone than take any chances." Harrington went mcehan'eally back to the door. Huscoe held the company until he heard from headquarters. "Use the understudy," said the note. "Can't possibly postpone." Huscoe walked over to the call board. "Company called for all day rehears al at S o'clock tomorrow." lie wrote. "Now, Harrington." he said kinillv, "you take this part to my ho'.el audi begin on it. If you're letter perfect by tomorrow morning, you go on in Tem ple's place. At 4 o'clock this after noon I'll come over. We'll work on it all night." The hotel people wondered next morning what had been going on in "42" during the night. Two men had left at 7:30 in the morning with a bar bill of .2 for black coffee. It had gone up regularly every thirty minutes since 4 o'clock. Around on the walls were pinned strips of paper with mean ingless sentences written upon them. Tbey took them down and read them curiously. They seemed to be pas sages chosen broadcast from a book. They would have understood if they had known that the process of cram ming thirty sides of typewritten man uscript into the brain of a man means that the brain must be stimulated with something and that strong coffee is the only harmless thing that will do it. They didn't know that a man's brain sometimes refuses to memorize past a certain amount, but that It will receive impressions of things seen. That was why some of the speeches Harring ton couldn't get, although they were repeated to him endlessly, were writ ten on strips of paper, pinned on the walls and stared at him through the night until they sank into his mind. Huscoe had been cruelly insistent, but his methods had won out. Har rington, haggard and brain weary, went through the 8 o'clock rehearsal with but few hitches. Then Huscoe ran them through again and dismissed them at 12:30 with orders to report at 4 for a dress rehearsal. He dragged Harrington back to the hotel and again sent bim over the part, this time with the business included. He went on that night almost crazed. Forty-eight hours without sleep and not much nourishment but black cof fee did it, but in his brain were the thirty sides. He played the three acts without a break, and he played them as Har rington could when he wanted to. But his big scene didn't come until the fourth. It was strongly written and intensely emotional. It depicted a final parting from the woman he loved. In a set lighted by blue borders, with the foots low. The exit of the leading woman was the cue for the first speech. Buscoe, all attention, stood In the side entrance as narrington began. He .was playing It low, but fiercely, acting it beautiful:. He had the audience breathless. Suddenly Huscoe felt for the curtain signal. "Heavens!" he said under his breath, "He's way off the text." Out in the wilrd light of the blue borders Harrington raved on. Not a line he spoke had even been in the manuscript, but ho talked of a part ing trom a woman. Ho was horribly earnest, and instead of cursing the woman ho cursed himself. Huscoe jammed the signal. The big drop be gan to Blide. . Just then Harrington reeled across the stage and fell in a queer heap. The drop came down with a thud wi hin a foot of his face. Then from out In front came roar upon roar of applause. "They didn't know he was oil'." thought Huscoe. "Harrington," he almost yelled, "get up! I'm going to give you a call alone!" But Harrington was past curtain calls. They carried him to a dressing room and tucked him comfortably on a couch. He was asleep when the woman asked for him. She was too well dressed to be asking for a man like Harrington, Huscoe thought. Still, he asked him self, how did she know that Harring ton was on the bill? The programme said "Temple." "Nobody here by that name," he told her. "I know he is." she said quietly. "I was in the audience. I am Miss Bur ton. I have known Mr. Harrington a very long time." "Are you 'Eleanor?'" asked Buscoe quickly. "Yes," she said softly. When he awakened, she was beside him. So was Buscoe. But Buscoe left at once. He only knew that when Har rington awakened and saw her beside him he seemed to take everything for granted. She came out a little later and asked that some "breakfast be sent in to him. "He will be able to act tonight, ho says," she told Buscoe. "He'll tell you about us when you go in." "I gather," said Buscoe, trying to be diplomatic, "that you are what ailed him." "But 1 didn't know it," she replied, "until last night." BrenkfriHt For One. That keen observer of nature, John Muir, tells in "Our National Farks a pretty story of a woodchuck. In the spring of 1S73 he was exploring the peaks and glaciers about the head 'of the middle fork of the San Joaquin and when passing round a frozen lake where the snow was ten feet deep was surprised to find the fresh track of a woodchuck. What could the animal be thinking of to come out so early while all the ground was snow buried? The steady direction of his track showed he had a definite aim, and fortunately it was toward a ' mountain 13,000 feet high that I meant to climb. So I followed to seo if I could find out what he was up to. From the base of the mountain the track pointed straight up, and I knew by the melting snow that I was not far behind him. I lost the track on a crumbling ridge, partly projecting through the snow, but soon discovered it again. Toward the summit of the mountain, in an open spot on the south side, near ly inclosed by disintegrating pinnacles among which the sun heat reverberat ed, making an isolated patch of warm climate, 1 found a fine garden full of rock cress, phlox, silene, draba and a few grasses, and in this garden I over took the wanderer, enjoying a fine fresh meal, perhaps the first of the sea son. How did ho know the way to this one garden spot, so high and so far off, and what told him that it was in bloom while yet the snow was ten feet dep over his den? He must have had more botanical, topographical and climato logical knowledge than most mountain eers possess. v He Went. "I'm afraid I'll have to charge you full fare for that boy, madam," said the ticket agent as he issued a ticket to a sharp featured Boston woman of middle age and held out his hand for the additional fare. "What for?" she asked. "He is more than twelve years old." "Ain't you Tom Sanders that used to live in Greenwich about eight yefirs ago?" inquired the woman, eying him. "Yes, but why?" "Used to buy your tea and sugar of Widder Jones?" "I believe I did." "I'm the Widder Jones. RecolK A the last lot of gr6ceries you had of me those you promised to pay for in ten days?" "Why, Mrs. Jones, didn't I didn't I" "Those groceries, Mr. Sanders, ain't been paid for yet, and this boy lacked about a month of being twelve years oid when you got them. Does he go?" "fie goes, madam," said the agent as he gave her a half ticket, with a sickly smile. "The boy is probably large for his age." An Article Balzac Didn't Write. Balzac was once asked by a French publisher to write an article on the Hue Kichelieu. He named his terms, which today would not seem excessive, but the publisher considered them out rageous, whereupon Balzac replied: "If I am to describe the Rue Richelieu in a way worthy of the street and of my self, I must know it thoroughly and must not upon any account fail to in vestigate all that specially character izes it. I shall have to commence by lunching at the Cafe Cardinal; then I must buy a gun and a cravat pin at the two shop3 next door to each other. After that I must go to the tailor's at the corner of the Rue St Marc" "Oh, don't go any farther than that," inter rupted the publisher in alarm. "You would come to the Indian shop nest, and things there are a fabulous price."' Ammonia, Few people realize the possibilities of nnimonia. The preparation known ns common spirits of ammonia is valuable in many ailments. For example, ten or twenty drops In n large wineglass of water will revive a fainting person. It Is an excellent stimulant in case of nervous depression and headache, as It restores circulation. Again, a few drops of ammonia poured Into hard water make the water soft, and it takes the dirt off of paint moro quickly than anything else, takes the stains out of carpets, cleans combs and hairbrushes and makes gold and silver look as good as new. Kept Off theTlaln. "lie's perfectly quiet, gentlemen," said an Innkeeper, referring to a horse which two novices were to drive, "but you must keep the rein off his tail." "Right," said they. "We will bear it in mind." When they returned, the innkeeper inquired how they had got on. "Splendidly," was the reply. "We had one rather sharp shower, but we took it in turns to hold the umbrella over the horse's tail, so there was no real Oanger." Early Lesson In Ornithology. Squire (to rural lad) Now, my boy. tell me how do you know, an old par tridge from a young one? Boy By teeth, sir. Squire Nonsense, boy! Y'ou ought to know better. A partridge hasn't gov any teeth. Boy No, sir; but I have. Punch. She Knew nim. "My dear," said a repentant husband to his wife, "if I have ever used any unkind words to you, I-take them all back." "No, you won't. I know you. You want to use them all over again." Both Winked. Boltshauser Why didn't you intro duce me to your friend Quisby just now? Didn't you see me wink at you? Snarger Yes, and I would have, my dear boy, with pleasure: but, you see, Quisby winked at me first. Both IIoed. "Well, may I hope, then, dearest, that at some time I may have the hap piness of making you my wife?" "Yes, I hope so, I am sure," she re plied. "I am tired of suing fellows for breach of promfse." Sydney Smith's Wit. As Lord Brougham one day rode by In his carriage, on the panel of which was a large B, Sydney Smith is said to have remarked, "There goes a carriage with a B outside and a wasp within!" He Ought to Know. Giles There is a fortune In speculation. grain Miles How do you know? Giles Because I put one there. Chi cago News. WESTMINSTER. Mrs. Ellen L. Ward was called to Port land, Me., Saturday on account of the death of her uncle, George Shaw, in that city, where for many years he had been a prominent business man. The funeral was held Monday. Miss Minnie Tyler, town clerk of Lon donderry, was an over-Sunday guest in the family of George II. Walker. Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Leach of Saxtons River were in town briefly Saturday. Miss Elizabeth Ward is"emploved in the hardware store of Mellen & Proctor at Brattleboro as bookkeeper. Mr. and Mrs. Burnett of Springfield spent Sunday with Mrs. Burnett's parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Fisher. Miss Mary Ward of Bellows Falls visited her niece, Mrs. C. F. Arnold, last week. Among the visitors in town Tuesday were George Young of the firm of Young & Young, lawyers, of Newport, and F. O. Fierce of Putney. B. T. Phelps is making repairs upon his residence. 1. C. Wyiuan is the carpenter in charge. Mrs. T. A. Nichols is spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Hurlburt, In Bellows Falls. Miss Eunice Reed, clerk in George II. Walker's store spent Sunday with friends in Alstead, N. H. F. L. Temple was in town a few days last week. Rev. P. F. Barnard is making some repairs to his house and a furnace will be put in later. Walter Johnson has broken ground pre paratory to putting in the foundation and Cillar for the new house he will erect the coming season. Judge Kellogg is planning extensive improvements upon his residence in this village under the direction of Contractor George E. Forbes of Keene, N. H. John R. Blood of Drewsville, N. II., is working at his trade as mason in town. Mr. Blood is a good workman and any work entrusted to his care will be care fully at tended to. Manager George B. Hall reports that a larger number of farmers will plant sweet corn for canning purposes the com ing season in this place than foi several years past. The priee lias been raised for the corn, making it more remunerative for the fanners. ROCKINGHAM. Mrs. Crary, who has been spending the winter at Glens Falls, N. , is visiting at Ernest Wright's. William Gall way and a friend from Walpole visited at J. E. Stoddard's last Sunday. Mrs. Golden suffered a slight shock one day last week, but is improving and able to sit up. Mr. Golden, who has heen in poor health all winter, is very feeble. Miss Inez Spicer is at work for Mr. Mo.se ley at the depot restaurant at Bellows" Falls. - Miss Lena Penor has finished work at the wrapper factory in Chester, and is stop ping at home. In spite of the cold, windy day, May 1 found a large number of fishermen on the brooks, and somi line strings of trout were secured. , An epidemic of colds seems to have struck this village. Among those who are ill in this immediate vicinity are Mrs. Hinckley, Mrs. Stoddard and Adam Love land. Jonas Aldrich and family are very much improved. Mr. Herrick had the misfortune last week, while getting over a fence, to jump upon a spike, injuring his foot in such a manner as to necessitate the services of a physician. Bellows Fa"s 'Times THURSDAY. MAY 7, 1008. OPINIONS0Fj.HE PKESS. Unions and Morals. It is becoming a matter of some in terest, if not of s,im" importance, to know what ni'ral fitei't the various strikes now and reef"'1!' ia progress in this country are liavii'R on those who en courage or take part m tlieni. Within two or three ytars we have seen exhibi tions tlmt in the quiet "'J days when in dustry was individual rather than cor porate would have shocked and amazed the community, bat which now are ac cepted as a matter of course. Men, women, even children, uebeaten, houses are blown up, boycotts are ordered against tradesmen, laborers and mechan ics are ordered at peril of their lives to refrain from work, ai d employers are persuaded that thev have very little to say as to the conduct of their own busi ness. AH over the country it is strike, strike, strike everywhere. Nobody is willing to do his work. The laborer looks not to the man who pays his wages, but to the walking delegate, for his orders. The saerediies,s of a contract is derided. The liberty that men once had to work is db.:i"'aririg. There is little of wage slavery in these days. The slavery that crashes i the slavery of the unions, that binds the better workman to be the tool of the interior. If it is possible to get at the strike microbe and adminster an efficient anti-toxin, a desi rable state of peace may be restored, for the aaitat:on that K ns.rninst peace seems to affect the once soinu' morals of the community, 'Hie American workman was a man in whom his nation took a pride, because lie was the nation. He was a member of the church, he sent his children to the public .-chools.he enlisted in the militia and helped to enforce the laws, he was loyal to his government, he never appeared as a prisoner in the police courts, his attitude toward other work ers was friendly, he was a man who did some reading and reasoning, he .was economical and tli nicy, lie was a man with whom it was a pleasure to asso eiate. Is he that kind of a man today? Is he going to be that kind of a man to morrow? The strongest argument against labor unions is the conduct of the leaders who "run them." Brooklyn Eagle. Advantages of Saxtons River as a Home. Why not build and own your i own home in Saxtons River? It will cost you only $4 per month to ride on the cars to and from your work in Bellows Falls. Saxtons River possesses many advan tages over Bellows Falls as a home. A home can be purchased there for at least $500 less money than in Bellows Falls; land is much cheaper; the cost of living is less because all the necessities of life are cheaper. Y'ouliave plenty of elbow room. It is possible to obtain a plot of land large enough and cheap enough ' tc liiavfli it practi cable to have a barn At&' a horse and rig if you desire; lyin ' can - have also a nice garden fn toe rear of your house, and raise your v own vegetables. Y'ou are not compelled to have a strange family traveling around over your head, running up your front stairs, and bother ing you. You can have a home far enough from your neighbor so you will not be compelled to look into his win dows every time you look out, or have him look into yours. ou can save money in taxes, water rates, etc. Y'ou have good schools and churches, and your children can grow sturdy and stiong by having plenty of room to romp ami play in, and they do not have to be brought up on the streets. Saxtons River is the most beautiful and healthful village in all southern Ver mont, and the sulphite smoke of Bellows Falls never reaches there. People who live there do not care to move back to Bellows Falls. A house built in Saxtons River now is likely to increase in value greatly within the next few years. If you value your own health and that of your wife and children, you will surely build a house there. Before doing so, however, be sure to call at the office of Edwin I. Kilbukn, Contractor and Builder, r3 Snter Block, Bellows Falls, Vt. WESTON. E. F. Bryant spent Sunday in Rutland. C. F. Drnry of Bosion came Saturday night to visit his brother, A. II. Drnry. Mr. Mills and daughter of Stowe and Mrs. Emery of Bartonsville were in town last week to attend the wedding of their sister, Mrs. Jennie Brown. Mrs. Willis Smith and baby Nelson go this week to visit friends in Bellows Falls and Brattle ore L. L. Woodberry and F. ('. Miller of Bos ton are stopping at A. E. Bryant's. MissLaughlin returned tu Bellows Falls Monday. Luoia Benson is working at G. II. Co burn's. James Clarkson has moved into E. F. Bryant's tenement. Mrs. Clara Heald is moving into Emma Peahody's house. Mrs. Lucy West has sold lier'place to George Cory of Saxtons Rier. E. P. Blodgett took Mrs. West's goods to estunnster Tuesday. Mrs. T. If. Richardson, Carl Spragne and Oliver Peck are the latest victims of the measles. C. F. Mansnr returned Saturday from New Bedford, Mass., where he went to vis.it his soil. Mrs. Sprague of Plymouth is caring for Mrs. T. 11. Richardson . The house and barn of Alelno Shattuck were burned to the ground Thursday after noon. The fire caught from the forest tire in B. F. Shattuck's woods. Maude Foster is teaching at the Island and Josie Powers in the Mnrble district. Will Buffain of Landgrave is caring for A. II. Drnry. Philip Waite is sick with the measles at Will Benson's. Ed Wilder is sick. Mrs. E. P. Blodgett spent two days in Chester recently with Mrs. J. Butterfield. G. W. Morrow gave a very interesting address at the Methodist c'lurch Sunday morning. Neighboring Towns Leon Bolster is soon to move Into the tenement recently vacated by Mrs. Wood cock. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Moore of Rutland were at E. W. White's receutly. SAXTONS RIVER. Mrs. Lewis Eastman of Aiken, S. C, ar rived in town Suuday morning. Mrs. I). J. Bmnis was called to Chire moiit last week by the serious illness of her sister, Mrs. Snow, who died soon after she reached there. O. AKlngsley of Chester was in Saxtons River Sunday. Mrs. Betsy Gale, who has spent the win ter with her duughter.Miss Rachel Twitch ell, has returned to her home in Towns hem). Mrs. Henry Steams is quite sick. Mrs. Ball, who has heen living at S. W. Whipple's during the winter, was obliged on account of illness to return to her home in Cumbridgeport and Mrs. lfattie Jones Is assisting Mrs, Y hippie for a few days. Charlie Furnsworth and wife and Jo seph (ireenv ood of Bellows Kails attended the funeral of J. J. Hill Sunday. A Hie Campbell and Fred Davis went to Lebanon Saturday tosee the baseball game between Kimball L'nion academy and Ver mont academy. Mrs. C. A. Piddoek and her son, John Piddock, of Hartford, Conn., came to town Saturday and will remain at their cottage for a few days. Mrs. Colin Lake has been quite sick for a tew nays out is now very luii'jli better. "Aunt" Julia Clark passed her 88th birthday Saturday, May 2. She is unusual ly bright and active for one of her age, bo. ing able to do the work for herself and nephew. They both live ou the old farm Miss Hohart of Bellows Falls is stopping wiiii iurs. iu. f. iiarry tor a snort time. Harry Bassett is at work for I). J. Beiuis I net Anderson commenced work Monday tor u. Ji. usgoou. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tyler spent Sunday in Bellows Falls. Mrs. Helen Fogg of Woburn, Mass., has been visiting her sister, Mrs. J.V.Siuionds, tor several days. W. Conners is at work in West West minster and Mrs. Conners is with her moth er, Mrs. Field. C. F. Simonds was in White River Junc tion on business for two days last week. Dr. Ellery and wife and Starks Edson and wife, took a carriage drive to Lake Suuapee last Saturday, remaining for a few days. Mr. Tracey, in the employ of King, Rich ard; o:i & Co., of Springfield,Mass.,ha been spending a few days in town for the pur pose or instructing a nuniDer or v . A. stu dents, who will canvass for that company during the summer vacation. J. H. Machado, who had been absent for a few days, has returned to Vermont acad emy. Miss Flora Wood has . been obliged to give up work at M. P. Barry's on account of ill health. AVork now commences in the woolen mill at 6.30 in the morning instead of 7 and closes at, 6.30 in the evening instead of 0 o'clock. By working three extra hours they gain a half-holiday Saturday after noons. John Walsh is caring for Colin Camp bell, who now requires constant attention. Fay Fuller is painting his house on Academy avenue. Mrs. A. H. Hubbard has been spending a few days in Chester with her daughter, Mrs. Henry Ballou. E. N. Prescott.represeuting C. D.Swasey of Barre.is in town this week placing a monument in the cemetery to the memory of the late Dr. Pettengill. , In place of the usiral 10-centsupper of the Ladies'society of the Baptist church there will be given on Wednesday evening at 7.30 o'clock a short entertainment by the young people, after which refreshments will be served, the whole to be in charge of Miss Kimball and Mrs. Hubbard. A very close game of ball was played at Lebanon between Vermont academy and Kimball Union academy Saturday, May 2, resulting in a score of 22 to 21 in favor of Vermont academy. Monday a game was played between Bellows Falls and V. A., resulting in a score of 21 to 8 in favor of Bellows Falls. Some of Vermont acade my's best players were not iu the game, which may account in part at least for their loss of the game. Dr. Osgood starts today for Boston and will sail Saturday for Europe. He expects to be gone about two months, during that time his patients will be attended by Dr. Allbee of Bellows Falls. He will spend some time at Dr Osgood's office in Saxtons Hi ver and can be readily called by tele phone when in Bellows Falls. It was announced in the Congregational church Sunday morning that men from the Anti-Saloon league would speak iu the Baptist church next Sunday morning and at the Congregational church in the even ing. . At the meeting in the interest of the new hotel Monday evening there was very little done except to appoint more committees in addition to those already appointed to so licit funds so as to know just what they will be able to do. The next meeting will be called at the discretion ot the president. Mrs. Mary Wilkinson, who has spent the winter with her sister,Miss Helen Nourse, started for her home in Lakeside, Mich., Tuesday. She will visit friends in Chica go ou her way home. The Hartleys of Boston came recently to their summer home for a short stay. Their daughter w ill remain for the summer and the rest of the family will return to Boston coining later to remain through the season. The Ladies' society of the Congregation al church held its annual meeting Wednes day afternoon. DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP. The partnership existing during the last year and a half between F. L. Simonds and F. S. Fuller was dissolved April 28 and the business will be continued at the old stand by Mr. Fuller. Mr. Simonds will remain in the store as cltr' probably until July. His purpose now is to leave town at some later date. The firm of Simonds & Fuller bought the well known stand of F. B. Locke & Co., and have conducted a large and increasing business. Both members of the firm feel thankful to the people of Saxtons River and vicinity for the liberal patronage extended and Mr. Fuller hopes to merit the continuance of their confi dence and favor. The store carries a com plete line of groceries, crockeries, hard ware, tinware and plumbing goods. HEATH OF .5 AMES J. HILL. James J. Hill passed peacefully away at his home in Saxtons River, Vt., on Friday, May 1, l'JOS. in his 93d year. During his long and useful life he was blessed with fairlv good health, but for the past few months his health had been failing, and he gradually grew weaker from old age, al though his mind was clear up to the last. Mr. Hill was born August 2, 1810,at Kid derminster, England ; but his early life was passed in Rochdale, England. There he identified himself with the leading re form movements of the time. He took an active part in the agitation for the repeal of the Corn laws, and was an active follow er of John Bright and Richard Cobden. In 1882 he revisited England, and he used to narrate with much pleasure how well John Bright greeted him and recalled their efforts for the advancement of the re form movements. He took a leading part in the temper ance movement in Rochdale and neighlwr ing towns, and spoke almost nightly at YsMake GEO. B ALLBEE, C7I 6H GR-ADE PRINCIPAL AND'IOTEREST PAt&BLEIN GOLD f CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED GhasT.Grout temperance meetings in favor of total ab stinence. I He was one of the first members to join the Rochdale Equitable Pioneer society, which has become the model for succeed ing forms of co-operative societies, and he kept up his interest in the co-operative movement during the rest of his long life. He came 16 the United States about 1851 and lived for some years in North Vassal boro, Maine. About 1861 he went to Cambridge-port, Vt., and lived there until about 1872j after which he moved to Saxtons River, where he passed the remainder of his life. He took a great interest in educational mat ters both in England and the United States. He was a strong abolition tist in England and when he came to the United States he naturally became a republican and ex pressed anti-slavery opinions and senti ments when it was unpopular to do so. His love for flowers is well known to all who knew him, and his flower garden was his pleasure an 1 recreation. He was a modest man of sterling honesty and uprightness in word and deed. He had a cheerful disposition, was a lover of humanity, and did his best in aid of the good causes of his time. He left two sons, George Hill, a lawyer in New Y'ork city ; Dr. Edwin W. Hill, of Glenville, Ohio ; four grandchildren, Dr. James S. Hill of Bellows Falls; Henry Hill of Saxtons River; Mrs. illiam An derson of England; and Miss Mary J. Hill, who has lived with him for the past 13 years; also six great-grandehilden. The funeral service was held in the Bap tist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Revs. A. E. Foote and G.F. Chapin officiat ing. The choir sang two hymns. There were many beautiful floral tributes from relatives and friends. There was a large attendance at the church, which testified to the high esteem in which he was held in this community. The remains were in terred in the village cemetery. THE PASSING OF THe LIONS. Twilight's dusk around me fal ing memory backward swift is calling, To the scenes of joy and pleasure and the happy times of yore, When, in quietness uubroken, save when random word was spoken, We, with no foreboding token of the grief for us in store, From the postottice piazza gazed the dusty roadway o'er At the chains the lions wore. Many years, witli stern demeanor, never fatter, never leaner, At the village inn-house famous kept they guard above its door; And we wondered how they stcod it, and surmised they sometimes rued it If they did, they well subdued it and we asked the question o'er, "Will Marsh run the place forever, as he always has before?" People said "Forevermore." . Visitors with curious wonder,as they stood it's portals under, Would repeat the same inquiry we had often made before. Y"es,we thought that they were fixtures ;awe and pleasure in strange mixtures, As we scanned their homely pictures, swelled within our bosoms' core, And we shuddered at the sorrow that would sweep the village o'er, When the lions were no more. But to all things Time brings changes, and as now my memory ranges In its reveries and dreamings through the days far gone before, Doleful news my mind is learn ing, thoughts of peace to sadness turning, As I hear the tidings burning, that Marsh owns the house no more, And O Time, thou art unfeeling that the lions we adore Will be with us nevermore. "Tell me," thus I fiercely mutter, "how von can such tidinsrs utter? Do you say " 'tis Progress calls you tosuclt vandalism sore?" So it is. But with deep, feeling we regret the ruthless dealing That indicts such wounds unhealing rbti the memories of yore ; And the lions as they vanish ou the further . " Stygian shore -' Bear our thoughts forevermore. Ever yet wliile life shal tarry shall I fond aifection caVry For the sunny Saxtons River, where still swings my homestead's door; "et with pleasant recollection there will come one sad reflection, And 'twill seem an imperfection when I reach the town once more If the lions that so watchfully have glared its Main st reet o'er I shall look on nevermore. ' ' R? O. HroHES, Wellesley, Mass., May 2, 10JCJ. CHARLESTOWN. William E. Butterlield spent Sunday in Rutland. Mrs. William Sparrow and her youngest sou of Springfield, Mass., were guests lof Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Tuttle from Tuesday to Saturday of last week. Mrs. Fred Clark went to Boston early in the week to purchase millinery supplies for her customers. Rev. and Mrs. W. B. T. Smith arrived at their home Friday, after three months in the south. Mrs. Catherine Wheeler is home from Springfield, where she spent the wiuter. Gilbert L. Richardson has liought the ice business of D. G. and G. H. Stoughton. Cooking Easjr, BELLOWS FALLS, VT. Charlestown lodge, No. 88, I. O. O. F., observed their anniversary Tuesday even ing, April 28, and entertained the Re hekahs at their hall. Dancing and refresh ments were enjoyed. Miss Emma Dodge is home from several weeks of visiting. Among the friends vis ited were Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Judkins at Northfield. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Livingston attend ed the funeral of Mr. Livingston's father, Gibnan Livingston, at Unity Friday. Lieut. Charles M. Smith of Worcester will deliver the Memorial day address. Miss E. E. Webb moved her household goods Wednesday from her tenement here on School street to her recently purchased house at Bellows Falls, where she iutends to take lodgers. Henry Partridge and Mrs. May Davis were married at the Congregational par sonage by Rev. E. T. Blake Tuesday even ing, April 28, in the presence of a few friends. Mr. and Mrs. Partridge are at present located with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Adams. Arthur Leary is home from Montreal, where he has been all winter. Mrs. Adaline Cliadbourne is recovering from her injuries caused by falling, and is under the care of Miss Lufkin, a nurse from Acworth. Mr. and Mrs. J. Stratton Walker, Lyman Brooks and Miss Nellie Callahan, Charles E. Moors and Miss Maine Callahan, Walter Buswell and Mrs. R. F. Bowman attended the May dance at Alstead Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. Channing Clapp of Boston are guests of Miss Helen Clapp, arriving last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Lockwood, who have lived in Fred Jardine's house the past winter, will soon remove to Marlboro, N. H., where Mr. Lockwood has employment in a carriage-painting shop. Miss Grace Cummings was home from Newport over Sunday. Rev. Mr. Bates, a voung student, preached at the South parish church Sunday as a candidate and is expected to preach the next two Saudays. Eliot Hubbard and family of Boston are expected this week to occupy their coun try house for the month of May. Rev. Lucius Waterman has been given a Ctill to the rectorship of St. Luke's, in which church he has been supplying for the past rive months. CAM BRIDGEPORT. A CHURCH WEDDING. Friday evening, May 1, occurred the marriage of Genevieve Josephine Rist of Minnesota and Edward Deniorse of New York state. The church, which had been tastefully decorated for the occasion with flowers and potted plants waa well filled with an interested company. The ushers were George E. Walker and Frank Willis. At 8.30 Rev. G. F. Chapin of Saxtons River took his position at the altar where the bridal party entered to strains from the bridal march, "Lohengrin," by Wagner, played by Miss Etheliud Wyman. Maud Wellman of Brookline, cousin of the bride, as flower girl, and little Theltna Page as ring bearer preceded the bridesmaids, Miss Jennie Harwood and Miss Alice M. Weav er, who were followed by the maid of honor, Miss Jennie Bird, with the best man, Charles L. Tenney. The bride and groom came last. The ceremony was sim ple, pretty and impressive. The bride wore a handsome gown of whiteMelrose suiting, trimmed with white silk, with orange blossoms in her hair. The maid of honor and the bridesmaids were also attractively attired in white. Immediately following the ceremony a reception was given at the Harwood residence to a few relatives and friends at which about 35 were preseut. Mr. and Mrs. Deniorse were assisted in re ceiving by Miss Bird and Mr. Tenney. The bride received a variety of pleasing gifts. Refreshrhejjfsf of cake, ice cream and oranges were servi-d. The out-of-town guests included Mr.and Mrs. Clifford Moar, Mr. and Mrs. A. II. Sabin, Rev. G. F. Cha pin. Mrs. Chapin and Miss Alice Chapin, all of Saxtons River; (ieorge Willis of Newfane, Mr. and Mrs. David Hitchcock, uncle and aunt of the bride, of Athens, Mrs. Ij. L. Ranney, Virgil W. Runney and Maud Wellman of Brookliue and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Wellman and daughter of Westmin ster. Monday morning iu a gentle shower of rice Mr. and Mrs. Deniorse started for Minnesota. After two months they will return east to their farm home in Baker's Mills, New Y'ork. Trayer meeting will be held Thursday evening at the home of G. E. Walker. W. J. Burr has recently bought of Frank Powers of Rrattleboro a horse, carriage and other driving accessories. Rev. F. M. Baker went Monday to Mid dletown. Conn., to continue his studies Wesleyan University. He expects to be here for the church service May 17. Announcement has been made that a representative of the Anti-Saloon League will speak in the church here at 1.30 next Suuday afternoon. At the missionary thank offering meet ing the topic of Home Missions was con sidered in a review of the past work of the society. The offering at this time raised the amount paid this year by the local branch to f j. To Care a Cold la Oae Day Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c.