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BELLOWS FALLS, VT., THURSDAY, MAY ai, 1903.
VOL. XLV1II., NO 21.
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jfe A fiREAT MISTAKE
is often made bv buying children's Shoes of such a size
that the child 'will "grow into' them. There is neither
sense nor economy in such a policy. Perfectly fitting
Shoes is what your child should have and a perfect fit is
what your child will get if you buy the Shoes from us.
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for the latest styles of
Oxfords at popular prices and tor bargains in uroKen
lines and odds and ends, CALL AT
J. T. KEEFE'S,
WE REPAIR SHOES, Bellows Falls, Vt.
Lawn Mowers, Lawn Seed, Garden Hose, Nozzles, Sprinklers.
Howard Hardware Co.
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for example, lean sell you a genuine Rubber Trim
med Harness, all hand stitched and No 1 oak tanned
leather for $20, just think of it. Does it pay to take chances?
I can sell you any grade and give you the best line in
the state to choose from.
W. G. PARKER.
SUCCESSOR. TO KIMBALL CARRIAGE CO., BRANCH.
Are Always Using Their Sharp. sighted-
ness to Their Own Advantage .'. . ,
If you are looking for a first-class Monument at
a reasonable price why not see the Manufac
facturers of Monumental Work. They can place
you nearer the first cost than any dealer can pos
sibly do. intelligent Information on Application.
C. D. SWASEY & CO.
Off! ce and Works Opposite ftlfg., Barre Granite and
C. V. Station, Barre, Vt. General Line of Cemetery Work
Refrigerators 1 1
A NEW LINE,
Prices range from $12 to $15.
OIL STOVES, most complete line ever carried in
Saxtons River. Prices range from 6Sc to $15.
We wish to call your attention to the complete line of
Lisk's Tin and f out -coated Enamel Ware.
WASH BOILERS, $1.75 to $3.50. Our line
was never so complete as now.
OUR GROCERY DEPARTMENT.
The public well knows that our grades of Groceries,
Fruit and confectioner' are the best. We shall endeavor in
the future to give our patrons prompt attention in this line.
We shall appreciate your continued patronage.
FAY S. FULLER,
SUCCESSOR TO SIMONDS & FULLER, SAXTONS RIVER, VT.
Spring and Summer Shoes and
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Is cheaper than other
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. work well ..
CALL IN AND SEE ONE!
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sometime if it is subjected to
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the cheapest in the end too, now
THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1003.
A REJUVENATED DEPOT.
Work will Begin at Once and will be
Completed by January 1 Expenditure
of $12,000 to $15,000" Contemplated.
At last it has been decided, liellows
Falls is to have a depot, not exactly a
new one but one rejuvenated so as to be
as good as new, so the railroads say.
This decision was reached Tuesday after
noon at an adjourned meeting of the
railroad commissioners held in the oftice
of C. II. Williams. Messrs. Smith and
Bailey of the board were present as were
also the several attorneys and railroad
men interested in the hearing. II. D.
Ryder, representing the Hoard of Trade,
read certain requests which had been
made to the roads interested which were
to be made a part of the proposition
which the roads made at the hearing two
weeks previously and which was pub
lished in full in this paper. Briefly these
requests were that the railroads expend
$1000, in addition to the amount contem
plated in the proposition as made, in
embellishing the exterior of the depot;
that the 12-foot addition at the south of
the depot to be used as a baggage room
be constructed of brick; that the depot
be painted; that a building used as a
wood shed be removed; that the plat
form about the depot be constructed of
concrete; that umbrella sheds be put
over the platform and that iron posts be
used; that, if the road leading from the
Canal bridge to the depot is not conced
ed to be a highway, it be paved at the
expense of the railroads and an appro
priate sidewalk be put in.
Mr. Kyder then said that he desired to
interrogate General Manager Jarvis of
the Rutland system as to which of these
requests, if any, the roads were willing
to concede. Mr. Jarvis said that the
Rutland railroad had already submitted
a plan which called for an expenditure
on the exterior of the building in addi
tion to the bagg-age room much in access
of $1000. The plan designated that the
addition should be of brick. He said
that the wood shed referred to would be
removed. In building a platform the
road purposed to utilize such material
in the present platform as it could to the
best advantage, perhaps retaining the
present platform which is comparatively
new. The road contemplated using hard
pine posts for the umbrella sheds, pro
tected by iron at the bottom, these posts
being used by the New York Central sys
tem. He said he did not know whether
the approach to the depot was a high
way oi not. If it was not a highway the
railroad would pave it to the Canal
bridge, and if it was a highway the vil
lage of Bellows Falls would pave it so it
would be paved in any event. The ap
proach to the south of the depot would
be paved the entire width of the street
and as far east as used by teams in ap
proaching the station and baggage room,
probably to the west end of the express
building, but the paving would extend
to the foot of Island street if it was
Judge Powers said that he had often
stated that the approach to the depot
was a highway but he had just been told
that some years ago an agreement was
made between the selectmen and the
Rutland railroad, and if so that agree
ment was probably on record in the
town clerk's office, lie did not know
how that agreement effected the high
way. F. A. Bolles, the town clerk, says
that he knows of no such record but it
may be in some of the old volumes. II
D. Ryder said that the people of Bellows
Falls wanted the Canal street approach
to the1 depot kept open for both freight
and passenger traffic. Judge Powers
said that if it was a highway it would be
so kept open and if it was not a highway
the town could make it so by taking the
necessary steps. 1
It was agreed that the testimony of
Mr. Jarvis sliould be made a part of the
original proposition. The railroad at
torneys said that the roads purposed to
get at the repairs at once and have them
completed by next January 1. The
original proposition as amended was
then accepted by theattorneys represent
ing the Board of Trade. Judge Powers
asked that the commissioners report that
an agreement had been reached between
the parties interested and had been
sanctioned by the board. He did not
want a formal order made as that would
lay the companies liable to prosecution
by the state's attorney'in case the re
pairs were not completed within the
time specified. Mr. Ryder said that he
was willing to leave the question of is
suing the order with the commissioners.
The commissioners and the engineers
then repaired to Hotel Windham to study
over the plans for the interior of the
building as they had been arranged by
the Rutland railroad.
WHAT HAH BEEN ACCOMPIXSilKl).
Let us see what has been accomplished.
A new depot has been agitated several
years, but an aggressive light was not
started until about a year ago. There
have been several hearings before com
missioners and the Board of Trade has
spent a few hundred dollars in necessary
expenses. A change of location was
asked for. This has not bi en secured,
and it developed that there was a grave
question as to whether the change aked
for was desirable. Many citizens would
be better pleased if the present depot
was to be temoved entirely and a new
one started from the foundations. How
ever, a great deal has been accomplised
and the railroad committee of the Board
of Trade and its attorneys are to be con
gratulated on putting up a stiff fight and
securing what all hope will prove to be
a suitable and attractive depot. The ap
proaches are to be paved, aad that'is al
most as important as securing a depot.
Mrs. G. F. Hadloy and Mr. and Mrs. L.
A. Carpenter have been spending a few
days in Boston.
Mrs. Harry Gibson of Springfield is with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Hall.
Mrs. F.rnest W. Gibson and sons of Brat
tleboro are with her mother, Mrs. Grace
Rev. Henry Crocker has gone to Buffalo
this week to attend the Baptist national
convention. There will be no Service at
this church next Sunday except Christian
Endeavor in the evening as usual.
A hard thunder Mioiver, the first of the
season, visited us last Thursday evening.
Mr. AVaite is now assistant station agent
at Chester Depot, taking the place of Ed
Harry Mclntyre of St. Louis was in town
Thursday evening on his way to Gardner,
Mrs. Etta Meirill went to Bradford
Mrs. Mattie Miller is with Mrs. Mary
Mrs. Charles Pierce is visiting her
brother, Liana Aldrich, in Shrewsbury.
Charles Follard is spending a two weeks'
vacation at his home here.
Mrs. George Carter and daughter, Mrs.
William F. Hopson of New Haven, Conn.,
visited at B. F. Wyman's last week.
Miss Louise Sawyer has been visiting in
Ludlow. ; ,
Miss Jane Spafford of Cavendish was
the guest of her cousin, Miss Marion
Jones, Wednesday. ,
The missionary meeting vi" y held At
the Congregational .parstn:igs atter
noon. - : v
Charles Walker has sold his second au
tomobile to William S. Pollard. Mr.
Walker came up from Boston with his new
one Sunday evening.
Henry Jenkins is moving from the farm
into his new home on Main street, the
Spencer Taylor house.
The sermon before Henry Post, G. A. R.
and the W. R. C. will be delivered at the
Congregational church by the pastor, I!ev.
II. L. Ballon, next Sunday at 11 o'clock.
MEMORIAL DA V PROGRAM.
Henry Post, G. A. R., will meet at town
hall at 9 o'clock a. m. At D.30 a procession
will be formed consisting of Chester cor
net band, Henry Post G. A. R., carriages
with Henry W. II. C, president of the day,
speaker and clergy, marching thence to
North street they will be joined by the
school children at the stone church and
proceed to cemetery, where prayer will be
offered, a selection sung by the quartet
and the graves of soldiers will be decorat
ed with Mowers. Returning the line will
march to South street and at the Hajitist
church it will be joined by school children,
then to the cemetery where a similar serv
ice will be rendered. There will be exer
cises at town hall at 2 o'clock p. m. The
address will be given by C. M. Russell of
Wilmington. Music will be rendered by
quartet. President of the day, F. W.
fierce; committee, w.n. ii. t ram ; mar
shal, U. L. Wooley.
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OliSKRVE ASCKNSIOX DAY,
The Congregational church wasY-rowded
Sunday morning, the occasion being the
visit ot itoly I'ross Coinmandeiy, No. 12,
Knights Templar, in observance of Ascen
sion day, the sermon being delivered by
the pastor, Rev. H. L. Ballon, who has
been lately chosen prelate of the com-
inandery. A special train bringing the
knights and their ladies arrived from Bel
lows Falls about 10 o'clock. The Snriinr-
rield members drove over meeting them at
llie Fullerton. At 10. ISO Olive Jiraneh
J-.odge, ISO. bi, r . & A. M. with visiting
brothers, making in all some 40 Masons
marched from their lodge room to The
Fullerton where they acted as escort to the
commandery on their way to the church.
The choir was composed" of Mrs. Ballon,
iurs. i arpenrer, .Misses I'neips aim i;oie
man sopranos, Mrs. Veazey, Mrs. Wil
liams altos, Mr. Carpenter. Mr. Bickford
tenors and Messrs. Clayton, Sherwin and
BARBER PARK, RUSTIC THEATRE.
John K. llrosnahan, Manager,
OXE WHOLE WEEK
MONDAY, The Man of Mystery.
TUESDAY, Eagle's Nest.
WEDNESDAY, Dangers of a Great City.
THURSDAY, Why Women Sin.
FRIDAY, Ten Nights in a Bar Room
SATURDAY, A Runaway Match.
MATINEE SATURDAY AT 3-30
The Man of Mystery.
Pollard bass, Miss Annie Chandler organ
ist. The special music was: Organ pre
lude, II Trovatore; March, Soldiers'
Chorus, Faust, Miss ('handler; Anthem,
Benedictus, Ashford, by choir, Mrs. Car
penter and Mrs. Veazey soloists ; solo, Of
fertory, Charles Pollard.
The sermou delivered by Mr. Ballon was
exceptionally line and much enjoyed by
all the congregation as well as the knights.
The church decorations were very effec
tive, ferns, begonias and apple blossoms
being the main features. A cross of red
rlowers upon a relief of white wa especial
A dinner was given the commandery at
The Fullerton by F. W. Pierce of Chester,
one of the members. The special train re
turned at 3 o'clock.
The Chester Cornet band last evening
presented at the town hall a minstrel en
tertainment on which they had been work
ing for some two weeks under the direc
tion of DeForest West, late of the San
Francisco Minstrel company. The big sale
of reserved seats in advance was an en
couraging feature and the entertainment
was a success, both socially and financial
ly. A street parade was given at noon the
band appearing for the first time in their
new uniforms which are very neat,consist
ing of white duck trousers, blue coats and
caps with black braid trimmings. Lionel
Paris, the professional baton swinger, led
the parade. Chester has every reason to
be proud of her new band and better than
that she is. The evening's program was as
Conversationalist, DeForest West
Bones Lionel Paris, A. N. Chandler, John
Tambos Louis narwood, Foster Pariuen
ter, Oswald Davis.
The opening overture by chorus, Miss
Annie Chandler piano accompanist, made
a big hit and was well done. The jokes
were mostly local and were good. The
"Everything is Coming Mah "Way,"
' Foster Parmenter
"I'll Wed You in the Golden Summer
Time," DeFcrest West
"Blew, Blew, Blew," John Rowell
'I Didn't Think You Cared to Have Me
liack," L. A. Carpenter
"When the Sun Goes Down,"
"Just Kiss Yourself Good-bye,"
"Just for Tonight," E. 1). Bickford
"Eva," Oswald Davis
"Spotless Town," Louis Harwood
"The Fisherman and his Child,"
W. S. Pollard
Grand finale. West, Paris, Harwood,
Overture, Chester orchestra
Lionel Paris and DeForest AVest in a mix
ture of fun 11
Drill, Cavaliers B. K. T., Harry McKean
captain, Raymond Coleman, William
Miller. Sumner Rhoades, Henry Allan,
Oswald Davis, Charles Holdeu
Monologue, Lionel Paris
DeForest West in a burlesque,, a la 14U2
with gown from Paris, diamonds from
Song, , Henry Allen
Contortionist, - J.Ji. Hayes
Male quartet, "" Bickford, Carpenter,
Juggling batons and Indian clubs,
Song, Charles Pollard
The funeral services of A. O. Prentiss
were held at the house Sunday afternoon,
Rev. George Boger officiating, assisted by
Rev. Mr. Thome . of South Windham.
There were many beautiful Moral tributes.
His children and all but three of his grand
children were present at the funeral. Oth
ers from out of town were George M. But
ler and sister, Miss Blanche Butler, of
New York city, Mrs. Julia Goodnow of
Philadelphia, Mrs. Jennie Farrand Charlie
McPherson of Saxtons River and Ernest
A. Prentiss of Springfield, Mass.
Mrs. A. O. Prentiss is in Brattleboro
with her son, Charles Prentiss.
J. W. Gould is having his house and
barn newly shingled and painted. J. H.
Stowell of Grafton is the workman.
Levi Bosworth entertained his son and
family of Chester over Sunday.
Messrs. John Lawrence and Harry Elliott
of Bellows f alls were in town last week.
They took home a fine lot of trout.
Mr. andjMrs. M. W. Lawrence of Brook-
line visite d Mr. Lawrence's orotlier, Li. ii.
Lawrence, Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Lillian Cla-k has finished work in
West Upton and is at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clark and daughter
of Bellows Falls spent Sunday at home.
Miss Florence Goodhue of Bellows Falls
made a snort visit at home last week.
Ike Thomas of Saxtons Kiver was in
Elwin Houghton and daughter Mildred
of Marlboro, Mass., spent Sunday with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Houghton.
Harry Chapman spent Sunday at his
home in Windham.
We are glad to see Mr. and Mrs. Cutting
Mr. Gilbert, Miss Woodman and Direc
tor Harlow attended the teacher's meeting
la-st Friday night at Director Pierce's in
Charles Gorham of Bellows Falls was in
Helon Walker, a well-known resident
and native of this town, was found dead in
his bed at his home in South Cornish Sun
day morning. His age was about tiO years.
He was a brother of the late Buss Walker,
and is survived by a widow, two daughters
and two sisters. The funeral services were
held in this town Tuesday.
David Cushion hajt purchased the Ben
jamin Nichols stone quarry on Hanover
Mrs. Ed Merrill of Springfield, Mass.,
and Miss Allie Clark of Lowell, Mass., are
visiting II. II. Fadden's on Broad street.
The baseball game bet ween the Lebanon
high school and the Stevens high school
resulted in favor of the former, the score
being 22 to 4.
David Milne has received word of the
death of his brother John, in Van Dieuian's
Hilliard Eaton, express messenger on
the Boston Maine road between this
town and Nashua, is laid up by a sprained
Farmers are busy doing their ploughing
and planting but the ground is very dry
and dusty. Bain is needed very much.
E. A. Mahogany is quite poorly from a
complication of diseases. Ha is under the
care of Dr. Craigue.
Most of the teachers in town attended
the institute in Keene Monday.
, As sure as you drink Soda Water at our
, Fountain you will want more. It is the
most delicious, appetising, refreshing
' Soda that can be served. When you
have friends whom you particularly
want to please, invite them to come here
with 'ou and drink. All the latest 5c
and 10c drinks.
We would like you to try A CHERRY
COLLEGE ICE, one that has become
very popu'ar. '
E. L. WALKER, President.
A. H. CHANDLER,
Bellows Falls Trust Co.
Transacts a General Banking Business.
SAVINGS BANK DEPARTHENT.
Safe Deposit Boxes in a fire and burglar proof
vault to rent at reasonable rates
Accounts of Individuals, Firms and Corporations Respectfully
EVERY CHURCH or institut
ion supported by voluntary con
tribution will be given a liberal
quantity of the Longman & Martinez
Pure Paints whenever they paint.
Note: Have done so for twenty
seven years. Sales: Tens of millions
of gallons; painted nearly two mil
lioij bouses under guarantee to re
paint if not satisf actoi y. The paint
wears for periods up to eighteen
years. Linseed Oil must be added
to the paint (done in two minutes).
Actual cost then about $1.25 gal
lon. Samples free. Sold by our
Howard Hardware Co., Bellows Falls.
Adams & Davis, Chester.
M. 6. Williams, Putney.
RUFFS! RUFFS! RUFFS!
: : : AT HALF PRICE.: : :
Complete Jobber's sample line of Ruffs. Black
Black and White and White. All new stock and
and all prices at about
100 styles to select from, priced at 79c to
$6.00, value $1.25 to $10.00 each.
COME EARLY I!
Pollard's Specialty Store.
UNION BLOCK, BELLOWS FALLS, VT
both help to make these hot
days endurable. I am showing my
usual complete line of summer Stoves, both
Oil and Gasoline, and have this year added to
my stock a tine line of high grade Refrigera
tors at low prices.
C. E. HOWARD, Vice-President
E. L. Walker, Bellows Falls
Lawrence & Wheeler,
A. H. Humphrey, .Ludlow
J. C. Eurlght, Windsor