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CopjfnrchangeaofadYerUKmfnts mnit be 1
lud Tu.sday of each wetk. In order o be lure of
c.mplianca wlth rtqutu, ul, exrtpl u arjiM
cases,translntadTertlmnLnnjtbelil tbis o(
tct WednMdaj afternoon.
box rArEiw t
SO Cnt 2f. Ccnta
30 Csnta SS Centi
30 Centa 21 Centa
Jut rfceirtd 00 boie of tlegant wntlnf pa
per, which we &ra retaillnj; SO iind J5 centa per
boi. The best paper for thc uoner, eTer ouerea
la Bennington,
for Stjrlographlc and Fluld rens.
It cannot be remorea byany chemtcal ormfr
chanlcal meana wlthout destroj Ing the nure
the paper aaa snowmg ai once we ancrauuu.
For marVlng Cotton, Llnen or ary fabrlc. Any
Pea can be used.
Flne Llnen Taper, 1!0 sliieti for SS cents, or
10 cents per qulre.
Strongest Glue In usefor me.'dingVt'ood, Glass
Crockerjf. Leather, Marble. Ornaments, etc,.
Alwajs ready for use.
Flae Note faper 10 sheets for 23 cents.
C'all and aee our boz papers for 20 and 25 cents
pcr box. The best paper for tho moner erer
offeredln Bennington.
tySend In your orders now to the
plHning mill for dry hanl wood either
in stove or rour loot leng.us. r irsi or
ders in, flrst filled. tf.
fjyMrs. S. M. Rickey announces to
the ladit-s of Bennington nnd vicinity,
that ahe ia prepared to do dreas makinR
at No. 11 North etreet, nnd will be glad
of their patronage. JSHf.
tSTThe advantage in leiving your or
ders wlth C. F. Merrill for ooal, is that
you are sure you get thi saint extra
quallty at all timee, aa he liatidles noth
lng but the one kind he advertiaea and
no other. Ile is bound to sell fiooii coal
or no sale.
tSTCoat of very extra iuality, in all
sizes, In car load loJs or by the ton, and
so on, will be fuund at C. F. Merrill's,
agent for a new coinpanr. Call at hm
ofllce, opposite the Expr -se ofllce. and
eet prices before purcha-ing elsewhfre.
PriceB given wiib plettsuro. tf.
L. D. IIaulen has coniuienced to cut
ice on Benton'a pond. It ia ten inchea
thick and of a good qualiiy.
E. G. Siri'EHLY, wlio has been for
some time 111 Jersey City.liaa been mak
ing liie parents bere a vlait.
Bisiiui' Cykus D. Foss, of Minnesota,
will preside at the Troy Couference of
tbe JI. E. Churchee, to bi hcld at Troy
on the 11th of April.
Last Friday evening over tbirty niem
bera of tbe local D. of li. Lodge paid a
eocial vieit to and were royally enter
tained by T. S. Hathawa; and wife.
O.s the 24th. Custer Pott. G. A. It. are
to bave a lecture on "Inridents of the
War," by Ilon John L. Wlieeler.depart
ment couimander of New Jersey. It will
be a very entertaining addretss.
Ve note by a Provinco Quebcc ex
change that Dr. Wni. M. ICeyes ia tbe
chaplaln of the local Lud(;e of Masons,
Jlt. Orford, No. 48, in Giorgeville. Ue
is a native of Benumhton and well
known here.
OUR lloosick Falls, N. Y., exchanges
eay: "Miss Frances A.. M ood, who hai
been connected with C. L.lludeon'dcon
fectionery etore, has purchaaed the busi
ness of Mr. Iludson, und will continue
to offcr to all who favor l er with their
patronage the earau varicty and excel
lent quality of confectioni'ry as herelo
fore." The Valley Democrat of lloosick
Falls, Bays: "A jolly load of joung peo
ple from Bennington nrrirud at the llo
tel Fitchburg, Friday evening. The'best
feller' had his 'best girl,' and It was nat-
ural for them todesire the beat tbe houee
could furniah. They wert- provided with
a aupper to their taste, judging from
the exprpssions of satisfction heard."
TIIE new flrra of J. Ed. Walbridge &
Co., furniture dealers and undertakers,
bave budt an office in Ihi' rear of their
combined falfs rooms, on tbe firet iloor
of tlieir spacious block. Tliis company
begin the year under very favorable aus.
picea and will not only keep up the as
eortment but tbe prlces aru guaranteed
right every time.
Tue oflicers of Mt. Antliony Lodge,
No. 13, F. & A. M werc installed last
Tuesday erening by P.-ol E. W, Howe,
D. D. O. JI., in n very impressivo man
ner. It has been decided that the Dia
triot Convention will be held here in
March, at which time tlicro will be eev
eral distinguirbed yislton present from
New York and Masaachu.ietts.
A LIQUOR house in Bo-ton has s;nt
tbe following notice to E litor Camp of
the Newport Exprts-, "not necessarily
for publication, but as a guaiantee of
good faith:" "Owing to iefu9al of Ex
presa Companies to receive goods to your
state billed C. 0. D we aro compelled
to have ail orders prepaid before abip
ping aame." Well, Uncle, what are you
going to do now? ClippL'r Bro. Camp
should "set em up."
Sfrvices have been held at tbe Flrst
Baptint church all this week and will
continue tonight and Friday evening.
The Rev. Z. Marten is asfieted In these
hy the Rev. 0. R. Robbins of lloosick
Falls, N. Y. Thls afternoon achildren'a
service was beld. Qreat interest in tbese
rneetings appear In tbat congrrgation.
Lt the good work spread.
TlIEdeath of the late Merinus Van
Denburglt, book binder of cur ofllce, ne
cessitated a chan?e in that departmont,
and we have made arranf;oments with
Mr. P. II. Chew to work for ua. Ue ts
well known as a tine workman, compe
tent to do any kind of binding or blank
book work, from the smallest to the
largest bank ledger. We therefore so
llcitorderiiforeverythini; In that line.
Speclal jobs of ruling, which have often
been sent to the city can now be obtain
ed of us In just as good ehape and at
lower pricM than In tbe city.
From the Uanner job ofQce thls weck,
there is isiued by Co. F. 14th, Vt. Reg.,
an account of tbe reunion of that regl
ment beld Juli 4th, 1887, together with
a ahort history of the 14tli. Vermont, bv
Col. U. O. Benedlct, atata military hla
torian. Qen. Doubleday's address is
printed In full and as crmplete a roster
as was possible, contalnlng preaent pott
otlice addresser, ia also printed. It ia
valuable book for any inmber of that
rfgiment or their frieni's. For sale at
25 centa a copy at the Ban.ner Statlon-
ery Store.
A DELEOAT10N from the Bennington
Esstern Star Cbapter will go to Man
chester tomorrow to alti nd the Inatilu-
tion of a new Chapter ai Pawlet, Rut
land County, Friday evening. The insti-
tuting ofllcrr will be D. K. Simonda, D,
1). 0. P., and the work will be exempll
Ued by the oflicers ofAdonlram Cbapter,
No. 22 of Manchester Centre. Thii
makes the thlrd inttllution of new 0. E.
S: Chapters in Vermont lliis year. The
cbarter membersof Me:towee Cbapter
at Pawlet, include the W. M. of Morn
ing Flower Lodge ofjla.-uns, Itapfflcers
Mrs. W1U.ROBERT8ON ia quite ill with
beart diiease.
Mrs. II. L. Hover gave a wblst parly
to a number ot ber friends last Tuesday
evening, which was an enjoyable affalr
Jared Howard, Jr , for some time
rancbman in Colorado, is now on bia
way east and will visit bis parents bere,
We learn that Win. II.Robertson,who
baa been ill for several monthe, ia to
bave an operatlon performed thls week
in bopes of relief.
TllE narne of Barrison I.Norton.clerk,
was inadvertently omitted from the list
of oflicers of the Second Congregational
aocietv last week.
L. P. Norton and wif bave returned
from their trip to Long Island, and we
are pleased to note tbat Mr. Norton'a
health has improved.
Last week was quite a time for coast
ing and accidents abounded as a conse-
quenco. Willie Ureenslet auilered a cut
on tbe bead by runninjr, into a latup
Our Woodford correspuudent informa
1 that Prof. Bradford is to rcad in tbe
church in Woodford City.Monday wen-
ing, Jan. 16th. He is sure to draw out a
The TrU8teea of the Vermont Soldier's
Uome will hold a meeting at St. Johns
bury during the holding of the encamp
ment of the Grand Army of the Repub
lic, Jan. 31st and Feb. 1 Bt.
The house of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney
Davia of Fort Edward waa bleeaed Sat
irday with no less an event tlian the
irlh of triplets, a boy and two girls,
weighing respectirely 3, 4 and 4 Ibs.
With the New Ytar the cholr of the
Second Congregational church is reor
ganized and is composed of Mesdames.
Merrill and Benneti, Mrsais.Bennett and
Booth; Mrs. Keeseman continues as or-
1 HE sudden deatb of little Hope Eliza-
beth, youngest daughter of Fred. N,
Squire, is a great ulUiction to botli tbe
parents and immediate family relatives.
She was a bright child. Tbe funeral
was attended Saturday afternoon.
One of the prettiest of winter eights is
the cone shaped mass of ice niada by the
spray from the fountain at the Soldiers'
Ilome. II is over twenty feet bigh and
is pierced with boles made by the jeta
nf water. In the suntigbt it is euperb,
AT CbriBtuias.and Sunday afternoona
aince, Ihe cholr ot St. Peter'a church
havp been greatly assisttd through Ihe
courteey of Mra. Oeo. W. Keeseman, by
taking tbe soprano in the quartette. The
Christmas mueic, which was repeated
New Year'a (the Feast of theCircumcis
lon), at thls church was flnely rendered.
The current Uanner has a very prollx
article on thc "Bennington Boom." but
it forgot to give any credit to tbe news
paper that created inuch of that "boom."
The people, however, will "notforget to
remember." IReformer.J For reflned
taste and exirtmt modesty, tbia claim
caps tho climax.
Mits. F. L. Bowe.v has a very sweet
aoprano volce, and at thc Mtthodist
church last Sunday eyenlng she sang
delightf ully tbeold Scotch eong. I am
far frae my liame.' The congregation
thornugbly appreciated and enjnyed it.
Miss Mina Morgau will lake the place in
tbe Methodlst choir lately occupied by
Mrs. E. D. Bennett.
The notice of the annualmeeting.ban.
quet, etc, of the Western Vermont Ma
sonic union, will be found elsewhere to
day. Those wlshing to oltend will flnd
tickets with the W. M. of Mt. Anthony
Lodge, which must be procurcd, ao the
committee say, as meana of identiflca.
tion. No formal invitntions are sent
out thU year. Tbere should bo a good
attendance from Bennington. Mine Ilost
Towneofthe Brandon IIouso will eet a
supper "fit for a king."
W. II. French, familiarly known as
Uen." not content wltb allowing his
wife to support the family whiie he
rambles 'round carousing and drinklng,
now that his wife is disabled with a
broken ehoulder as noted last week, has
carned sail" at home to such an extent
that he is under arrest and in jail. Ile
failed to give $300 bonds for appearance
Saturday and will "langulah" in the
old barn" unttl that time. He should
be sent to the work house and his family
relieved of his preaence.
We have received from the publishers
of The Congregationalist.Boston.a man
ual which la just the tbing for members
of that denomination. It containa in
niall space (40 pages, pocket size) mucb
valuable information regarding ihe Con
gregational denomination, also a list of
prayer meeting topics for 1888, a new
story by Rose Terry Cooke called 'The
Parson's Prayer Meeting,' and the creed
adopted by the Ureed Commifslon of
1883. A Multum in Parvo and a wonder
of cheapness. Supplled from the Con-
gregatlonalist offiee, 1 Soinerset Street,
Boston, at 5 cents per copy; 100 coples.
Edward N. Greesslet was quite se-
riously injured last Friday wbile coast
ing on South street. Ue was going up
the bill as two double runners cume
down, the one closely following the otb
er. Just as the firnt passed him a
little girl fell off the rapldly moving
aled, and in anotber instant would have
been struck by tbe one following. Ed.
sprang to pull the girl aside and tuc
ceeded, but was struck hiibself, unjoint
ing an arm at tbe elbow. Ue will be
laid up for weeks, but moantime can
conaoie himself with the thought that
the 'age of chivalry' has not yet passed
into oblivion.
A uypercritical exchange observea
that Volapuk, the prnposed universal
language, will never becotne popular be
cause it calls a newly wedded girl a ji
gam, and that no lovel headed young
man will ever begin tho boneymoon
wlth a ji gam for steady company. All
obaervations, however. show tbat this
is a mlstaken Idea. When the level
headed young mau losts his heart he
loses bis bead also to such an rxtent
that be would begin the honevmoon
wlth tbe object of his affectioni wert
she twenty timea a ji-gam. Nay, he
would be proud that ihe was a ji gam
his ji gam and would be happy in tha
profound conviction that ahe was a little
better, and nweettr and dearer than any
other man's ji-gam. Thla is the tort of
a creature the level-beaded young mtn
Is, brethren. Chicago Tnbune.
We print astatement of the Benning
ton County Savings Bank elsewhere to-
day. In former allusions to this bank the
origin of this institution has never been
mentioned. Itia proper therefore, to say
tbat tho cbarter for thls institution waa
obtained m 1876 by Mr.Cbarles M.BIlss.
He went among our business meu and
otbers and procured their potition for
the cbarter, and personally appeared be
nmltteea of tbe Houae and 8en
a '1 'fr. Buling, our representatlve
at tt t nnd presented the case.
re toiu his Intentloa to do
tb n 1870, wi 10 was yet a citlzen
of 'oodford, 1 ,ad formed tbe pur
pc of removi, .0 Bennington. Ilad
ci umslancea favored be wnuld bave
pr bably been Ile principal manager,
gi ing all or nearly all bis time to it. In
b it caio It would, haviog been begun
btfore tbe panio of 1B78, developed faat
ei than It has and li' ve been no doubt,
qe of .tbe.larest banks of (ts kind lo
Mrs. J. R. PiLLixa has not been well
for a few days, but is better.
Tue glrls should rt-joice tbat this
leap vear of course we mean the old
The Rev. Mr. Cole of Staatsburgb, N.
Y.. ofQclated in St. Peter'a church last
Tue Week ot Prayer was observed in
this village wlth an enlarged interest in
rellgioui mattera as tbe reeult.
We are pleased to learn tbat the little
son of Mr, and Mrs. Geo. R. Mathers.se-
riously ill with congestion of tbe lungs,
is better.
Robdie Squiue bas heen sick wlth
pneumonia foi a week, but ia better to
day. He was taken ill at his grandfath
er Clark's and has been there slnce.
The Democracy (out of town) are tak
ing a grain of comfort to themselves in
a petition circulated for the pardon of
C. D. Colvin now in tbe work house for
selling the "ardent."
TnE bright son ot tbe late Mr. and
Mrs. Jos. Lewis has found a good home
with the Uon. J. W. Wakefied of Bath
Me. He is a promising youth, and tbe
death of toth parents had left him alone
in the world.
Lucil'S CoLLlNS, after several years
successful keeping of the Troy House.
has sold the Bame to John K.. Farnham
who bas been clerk of the hotel under
him. Mr. Collins will make Bennington
his home for the present.
The concert by tbe Mendelahon quar
tette club last evening was a fino affair,
but was not as well attended as it should
havn been or as it deserved to be. We
hope future occneions will show a better
appreciation of a good thing by our peo
ple. 11IKAM Waters, whoae accident in
volving a broken arm was noted two
weeks since, is doing well. His age, 02d
year, is against him, but hopes are en
tertained of his recovery. May he llve
to see his 100th birthday anniveraary,
the date be has so long set to see.
On Saturdav of next week Mesara
John R. Pilllug and Fred. Hancock sail
for Europe from New York city. They
will lcate Bennington on tbe 18th, and
exppct to be absent several months,lak-
ing in England, Scotland, Ireland and
France. We trust tbat they may have
an enjoyable trip.
Mrs. T. D. Manley of Rutland, wae
killed this morning at lloosick Junction.
She attempted to step from the train
while under motlon, slipped nnd fell be-
tween the cars and stalion platform,
crushing ber into n space of four or five
inclies. Mrs. Manley wus an elderly
woman and one greatly respected.
The Prohibition paity is increasingin
Bennington. A good many Republicans
have recently gone over to it, and sever
al Democrats of promlnence contemplate
voting with the prolnbltionlstn hence
forth. Leaders of both tho old partita
are not a little annoyed at these devel
opments." This Is from tho Troy- Press,
Democratic urgan. We hope the Presa
will not hold its breatli until such is the
fact, because its burial ut tbia inclt-ment
season would be liiconvenient. Your
deputy Democrats aro not likely to in
crease here.
The arrest of the Hitli of August pick-
pockets, which an exchangesays proved
to be two of the smarlcst rougues in the
country, was followed us our rcaders
know by their oscape from our jail and
two others with them. They con
siderately left the roof of the old barn
s'anding eo tbat it inight be repuired
and that was dnno by the side judges.
On the 2nd inst., Inspector Byrnes of
New York telegraphcd that Perry. one
of tbe three 'crooks' had been arrested.
Sberiff McUall, armed with the proper
papers, proceeded to New York city and
Friday nlght arrived in town with Ed
ward W. Perry, who has half a doxen
ali'ai. He had his prisoner loaded with
Irons and a strict walcli is kept ao tha,
anotber jail breaking mav not eueue.
Those who saw Perry sny he did not ap
pear in the elightest degree disconcert-
ed, but on the coutrary, sang 'Home,
Sweet Home,' as the kev waa being
turned upon him. His trial will be
moved at tbe next term ot court. John
C. Biabop, his pal, has not yet been p
prebended. The "iSucebrab," which in plain Eng
lish was transIated"Bissexl Ile supper,"
at thn Second Congregational Chapel
last evening, was a unique affair. The
nature of ths entertainment may be in
ferred from the following quotation,
The nature of the "elc," and the "fec,"
on the bili waa not explalned, but the
relish was excellent : "Menu Baked
beans, ham sandwiches, rscatoped oys
ters, chicken salad. brown bread and
butler, rolls, tea.coffee, etc. Cbiei cook,
Capt. R. J. Coffey ; head waiter, Maj. A.
B. Valentine; assistant waiters: Ilon. E.
S. Harris, Col. Olln Scott, Supt. E. D.
Bennett, F. G. Mattieon, esq.. fec, &c.
Theahove named old boys realizingthat
a good example should be placed before
the rising generation, and to encouruge
unselfish usefulness, as well as to allow
the ladies an opportunity to assert tbeir
special prerogativea during the current
year, have consented to furnlsh and
manage the commissary department on
this occaslon. The lady gueets on thls
occasion are bumbly requestcd not to
indulge in any hilarity on account of
any errors or omissions on tho part nf
the managersor their assibtants."
It had been intended that the Union
Sunday school in District No. 1, of this
town, should have hnd a Christmas cel
ebration, but circumstances combined lo
postpone it until last Saturday evening.
Tbe large school house was crowded,
more than two hundred being wltbin
its walls, and many unable to get in.
People were present from Shaftsbury.
Pownal and thls village. The main ex
errise was the operelta "Grand motber's
81 today," and it was flnely performed
by thirty-blx boya and girle. Mrs.Knapp
was "grandma," and together wiib Mrs.
Uoadley had tbe wholo entertainment
in charge. Mrs. Uoadley waa tbe plan
st of the evening as well as the muaical
director. We bave not space toparticu
larize as to the singing parts; both these
and tbe actlng wero admirablr perform
ed. Two thlngs,aside from the operetta,
created mucb merrimont. The flrst waa
a magio lantern pcrformance, exhibltlng
auch viewa aa "An old bacbelor is pur
sult ot a wife;" and the "Tbe huaband'e
lament," hts wife neglecting to sew on
hia shirt buttons. The other was"Steady
on tbe riglit," a military pcrformance in
full uniform by Maslers "Oick" Rider
and Rufus Howard, which "brought
down tbe house." To Mesdamea.Knapp
and Uoadley is much credit due for the
success ot the wbole affair.
THE Bennington Uistorical Society
beld its semi-annual meeting at tbe
Court House. yesterday morning, tbe
Hon. Tbos. White, 1st vice president,
preslding, and elected seven membera nf
tbe Monument Associatlon for one year
as followa: L. F. Abbott, L. P. Norton,
C. A. Pierce. Wm B. Morgan, E.D Ben
nett, J. K. Batcheldrr and John V. Car
ney. The meeting then adjourned to
the ofllce of Batchelder & Bates tlll half
paat two o'clock Iu tho at ternooo. At
the adjourned meeting a report from
Mr. Henry A. Harraan of Rutland, tbe
chairman ot the rommittee on procuring
an ioscrlptlon for tbe Catamount Monu
nunt, appolntlng bis two asioclatos ,cn
tbjJ'ctJTu'uifttM', vrat rtiJ. TlKie arl
Prof. Arthur Lathnm Perry of Williama
Colleee.and Charles M.BIiss. The chalr
man of the committee on marking th
ites was requested to flll out his commit
toe and report it to the Society, and the
committee waa requested to report to
tbe Society at an adjourned meeting
be beld at tbe ofllce ot Batchelder
Bates at 10 a. m. wbat evidence tbey
have obtained as 10 tho correctness of
the location ot sites proposed to be
markeoT, and what inscription it was
proposed to use. Lttters were read in
regar.t to marking our hUtoric sites and
interest aeems to be so awakening on
that eubject that they are all likely to be
designated in some may before long.
Temporary marking seems Imperative
at once while those are livicg who can
tell where ihe spots are with a reasona
ble degree of occuracy. Tben tbere
should follnw. as opportunity oilers.per
manent marking, with such memorial
structures. inexpensive for the most
part, as will be appropriate to the place
marked. Thus. on the spot where the
flrst cannon was lired at Lexiogton is
now placed a stone cannon.
Thc Death ormtsa llarwood.
"Miss S.Maria Harwood.aged 74 years.
died December 28, 1887," was the in
scription on the plate of the casket that
contained all that remained of our dear
and honored friend, We tooked on the
face. so full of peace and beauty, in its
repojn, and thought of tbe loug and use
ful life that bad just passed from our
midnt. The etortn raging wlthout made
the day so terrlble hat but few of her
friends could go either to the house or
church. How unlike her gentle, qulet
spirit was the angry war ofithe-elemenls
wben ene was iua away to resi.
Maria was the tenth child in a family
of eleven cbildren.of Perez and Lucinda
Uarwood, a family well known m Beu-
uington to the generation jutt eone.anu
the one now pasaing away; a family
whose sole survivor is Hiram Uarwood,
a man in his eizhtv-ninth vear. and now
a dweller in California with his sons.
Descended from a line of teachets on
tbe motber's Bide, our friend eeemed de
aitrned bv nature. as an educator of tbe
race. so well and faithfully did she per-
form the labors of a teaclier ror lorty
years or more of ber life, In Benning
ton, in Troy, in Huntsville. Alabama.
and for perbaps a quarter of a century,
in Schaghtlcoke, N. Y., she left ber ira
pression on the minds and heatts of
chlldren. And while she was ever mosl
faithful in imparting instruction, she
was doublv faithful in the endeavor to
prepare her pupils for a home of happi
ness in tte world beyond. Said one of
her Schaghtlcoke scholars,"I shall never
forget how Miss Uarwood labored to
lead us to a Chrietian life, praying for
each member of lierscliool individually.
And the impression she maile will never,
I think. be obliterated from tbe mind of
any one of us; and it waa the meana of
bringing many to the feet of Jesus."
Ever ready to assiat at the bedside of
tbe siek, and share in the sorrows of tbe
bereaved and ufilicted, her society was
known, and loved, and sought by a large
circle of relatives and friends.
The increasing inflrmitiea of age, and
the death of nearly all of her friends
and early arquaintances, have made
many or her later yeara eaa ana loneiy.
But we canrot doubt that she has gone
to a home of blies after life's slruKgle
and loil. Lovable and loving, full of all
the Christian graces. wlth fewer faults
than most mortals nssess, ahe has left-n
void tnat no otlier irienu can uil. xiut
her bright example we may well strive
to emulate. Co.M.
Leland Palrbanka.
In another cnlumn today appeaia the
notice ot the death of theoldestresidnt
of our town, Leland Fairbanks. With
his deceane. the "mantle of age fallh
next upon tho shouldera of Hiram Wa
lers who ia nearly three years younger.
Mr. ralrbanks was a gentleman well
known in this communiiy where he had
lived for many years. Ue waa an ex
cellent citizen, an exemplary Chrlstian.
a kind falher. and h brother greatly re
spccled by the Fralernity of Free and
Accepted Masons, whose resolutlons be
low embody eo much of his biograph
that we copy them in this Immediate
connection :
resolutions of respect.
Mt. Anthony Lodge. No. 13, F. & A.
M. Jan. 10 A. L. 6833.
WlIKREAS. It has pleased the All-wise
Ruler of the Universe, to removo from
thls Lodge, to the Celeetlal Lodge on
high. the soul of our venerable and yen
rated Urother and 1'ast -Master.
Leland Fairbanks. tbe oldest member of
our Lodge, if not the oldest member in
tlie tttale. tnereiore.
Rt eolved. That we will ever hold in
grateful remembrance.the virtuea of our
deceased Brother, hia strong love for the
prmciples of our order, hia ze&l and abil
tv in the practlce of our tenets.his gen
tleness and flrmness in presiding ovei
our deliberationB, his broad charity ex
tended to erringanddistressed brethren.
his life ux a Chrlstian gentleman, beau
tifully illustrating the sublime moral
toachings of Free Masonry, and tbe
lalthfulness with wincn h uiscnarged
all th duties of life, as a busband and
father and citizen.
Resolved, That while wedo not mourn
as those wlthout hope, we sympatnlze
with the family of the deceased in this
bereavement, and we rej iico with them
in the kindly recollections ot his weh
spent life.
Resolved, That the Secretary he dl
recled to spread these resolutions upon
the records of the Lodge. to publisb
them in the Uanner. and send a copy
10 tbe family of our late Brother.
Leland Fairbanks was born in Wards
boro, Vt., Nov.20, 1793: was inltiated as
an entered apprentice in M mnt Moriah
Lodge. No. 1G. April 1G, 1815; admitted
into Mount Anthony Lodge, Nov. 13. in
Bennington. June 13. 1848; after filling
nearly all of the aubordinate ofSces, he
was elected Junior Warden June 10,
1851; Senior Warden.June 1. 1853; Wor
shipful Master, June 21. 1853. in which
station he terved two years; died in
Bennington Jan. 6. 1888, bavlng been a
Mason 73 years; waa buried with Mason
ic honors from the Firet Congregational
church. Bennington Centrejan. 0, 1888,
of which church he was an bunnred
Alfred Robinson.I
J. T. Shurileil.
II. S. Binoham, J-Com.
E D. Bennett.
Chas. E. Graves, J
At the obsequies the "Holy Wrltngs"
were carried by C, L. Shaw, and tbe
bearers were composed of these brethren
of the deceased : Chas. S. Clapu, E. S.
Chandler, J. L. McCnll, O. F, Mattison.
Chas. G. Cole, Chas. E Graves, Edward
Kinsley, Jos. Frost. Tbe interest and
zeal in ihe Masonic Institution cherlsh
ed by Mr. Fairbanks during the more
than three score and ten years he waa a
member makes bis Masonio history par
ticularly preclous to the family frienda
that survive.
In 1873 tbe Lodge held a speclal com
munication one autumn afternoon to
enable tbe fathers in tbe Order once
more to unile tbeir songi and prafses
about ita altar. On that memorable oc
casion there were preaent: Leland Fair
banks, Nathan Bowen, James Hicks.
John W. Vail and John B. Latbrop. Tbe
latter lived In Arlington. Tbese veter
ans in the Masonic Order renewed their
youtb in social intercourse, aald agaln
the vows which had so long united them
in the great and world-wide Brother
bood, and parted never agaln to meet In
thls world. One ufter another have de
parted tbia life, and Leland Fairbanks is
the last to obey the aummons. Three
nnly have been carried to their Tong
bome by Ihe brethren of tbe Fralernity
they loved so well.
In 1817 Mr. Fairbanks marrled Miss
Polly. daughter of the late Jos. Crosby
of Wardsboro, Vt. Mra. Fairbanks died
in September, 1871. Tbe chlldren of
Mr. and Mrs. Fairbanks are Mrs. Dr.
Wm. A. Dickerman ot Foxboro, Mass.:
Uon. Leland Fairbanks ot New York
city, and Mrs. Jas. li. Chapin of this
Like our venerable brother, "May we
all so hve that at the last, when tbe
'aheeted dead aro etirring,' wben tbe
Great While Throne Is set, we may re
ceive from the Omulscient Judge tbe
thrilling invitation : 'Come, jt blesotd
of my Falber, inherit tbe kingdom pre
pared for you from the toundstlon of
tbe world.' "
Tbe friends ot Mrs. Harrlet Corbiere
Baker. wldow ot the late T. 8. Biker.
will txj pulrjjd' tt) rckrrJ, itit iki lo Cbl-J
csgo Deo. 11th, 1887. of pleurisy, after
an illnesa nf one week She was in her
60th year. She was a sister of the late
W. A. Corbiere and Mra. W. B. B wth
and r.A. Corbiere of Blnghamton. N Y.
besides two brothers, Ch-is. F. Corbiere
and Tlieo, K Corbiere of Cal.
8he leaves a large circle of relatives
and friends to mourn ber loss. One son
T. S, Baker nf Denver. Col., and three
daughters. Mrs. Or. F. E. Sherman of
Chicago Mrs. O. H. Wood ot Kansas
City. and Mrs. J. Sims of Eansas City,
Doiiaes rour grandcnlldren.v
Mra. Baker was a native of Bennlng
ton: her youlhful davt were epent bere,
She was married, and was 'united with
the Baptist church when nuile voung
and was a cnnsistant Christian. She
died with the hope of a bright future,
wlth a rmile on her countenanco. which
is a great consolation to her-' dear chll
dren who stood around her dying bed,
gave her every attendunce that none
but loving ones can eive. 10 a kind and
loving motner.
The Late Dr. I'artrldEe.
As announced last week the funeral of
Dr. Fartndge occurred Sunday alter
noon at 3 o'clock. The Rev 7, Marten,
who offlciated fassisted bv the sunply of
tne second uongregational cnurcii ror
last Sunday), made a few remarks, an
epitome ot which we lake as .a most
suliable obiluarv. Uc began by refer.
nng 10 tnearuuousuuties wnicnoevoive
upon a physician: the nature of the pro
fession being such tbat much of its prao
tice is along tho lines of the clerical, It
is like the life ot the Great Physician.
that ot the consciniious doctor, he goes
hltber and thither at the call of tho luf
fering, and it is his province oftiines to
not only admlnister healirig remediea
but also to comfort the aftbcted. In
large measure the life of Ur. Partridge
partoot of this nature. The lengtn 01
bis life was next spoken of. Dr, Par
tridge's existence bere was short, com
paralivsly. And yet tho upefulneaa of a
man's life cannot alwaye be measuied
bv veara. ExamDles of both sorts were
cited from the Bible; those where years
of speclal preparation were enjoined
and others of shorter duration all pasi
ed in teliminary study for the great
future before them. Dr. Parlridge's
sympatbetio nature impelled him to
work for the recovery of nls patients
with no thoiiKht for the consetiuences
upon himself, and besides be commend
ed himself to the people because of his
Christian walk and consibtent dppnrt-
ment, We give a summary of his life :
Harlan I'age Pariridge. M. U.. was
born in Wilmington. N. Y. July 10,1830.
He was a conildiog and affeclionale
child, and early and always found a
warm place iu tho nearts of llie family
circle. At ten yeara of sge he experi
enced religion and has for 38 years nved
a consistent.growing.opimual Chrlstian:
ever conscientious in all the duties ol
home. church, and business life. The
death of his father nhen he was 13 years
old was a loss deeply felt and lamented.
Ue enlisted twlce during llie war of tlie
Rebellion; once in the UOih R-g. N. Y
Voluntners. nnd the second time in the
Harris Light Cavalry of Albany, N Y
He has never been well since his army
experience and soon after the war be
gan tne ttuay ot meaicine; grauuatea ai
the New York Homenpathic College in
the year f808 of New York city, aud for
six years practiced his profession 111 that
great metropolis. During this time he
enlered the marrlage rclation, in which
he became the father ot three sons, the
eldest of whom died some years agn.
In the year 1B73 he moved lrom isew
York to Bennington, where lie has since
lived and where he nassecured tne con
fidence and esteem of a large circlaof
friends. Hia prnfession has been nian-
aged witb marked abllity, integrity nnd
benevolence. In hia dnmestic life he
was kind, prudent, gentle and arTection
ale; he met life s trials with patience,
courage and resignation.
iluring tlie vear and more as month
after monlh increased tho cerlainty of
his approachiug death be has come into
greater contldence 111 tne uivine ratner,
willing to irunt Uis wise loving care.and
declsinn for him. Cbrist has proved to
him a soul saiislying portion.
"What ll death ?
To hlui who meet It wlth an uprlKht heart f
A qulet baren, where hU shatlered barlc
Uarbors accure, tlll the rough storm la past.'
Of him it may well be said : "I have
fought tbe good fight; I have kept the
faith; henceforth there is laid up for
me a crown of rpjoicing, which God the
ignteous luoge snaii give me in tnat
An Oulrag-oona IProceedlng;.
Sam Wah. a Chinaman, came here
innie months ngo and opened a laundry
on North Street, He appears to be an
noitenaive peraon. attends stnctly to
husinesa and is wlthal a cnnstant attenn
nt at church. Bhuwing that ho has been
enefltted bv the christianiztng influ-
nces nf our country.
(Jn Monnay nlght. somewnero near 11
o'clock, James Leonard and Michael
"Bones ) Uuiltinan passed the Ctiino-
man's place, -w him at work within.
and entered. The next morning one of
them said tney went in to have a "little
fun with John." Just what was done is
not clear, both eides having their own
itory. but the result was that barn was
brulally pounded and he flnally drove
leonara and uuiltinan outoi uoors wnn
a hatchet whlcb he plled eo vigorously
that Leonard received a scalp woi.nrf.
The next morning the two were talking
the inatter over on the street as if it
was a joke. But they were soon arrest
ed for drunkennes. Leonard was
promptly cleared of tlie charge by Dr,
ilollister who dresscd tbe cut on his
forehead but Guiltinan was llnid the
usual fee and costs after lying in jail all
ne forenoon. isoin gave si.uou oonus
each to appear in mumcipal court for
heir assault on Sam Wah, Leonard lo
ave his examtnetion yesterday afler
noon und Uuiltinan on Tuesday next
L-onard's case has since been put over
to next Tuesday also. Ho failed to (lnd
bail the second time and languishes in
he "cooler"
Sam Wah bas a si'vht frac'ure of the
skull nnd for a day or wo serious conse
quences were feared, but be is better
now, It seems to uslhat It Is about
time for Bennington people to itnp Biid
consider, (not on account of tbia case
alone. but by reason of outrageous pro
ceedinga by gangs of drinking fellowa)
wnether tne late worus 01 ilayor uew-
itt of New York city do not apply to us
ue saia tne great quettlon before tne
American people is sball law reign
r suaii wegoverned bymob ruie. iliere
is altogether too much ot the lattei ele
ment here and it Is time an example
was made.
Bennington County Sarlnrs ltnfc.
Bennington. Vt,, Jan. 6, 1888.
The corporators and bllicera are as fol
Georse Rockwood. Ulln Scott. A. B.
Valentine. M. G Remington,- O. D. Ad
ams, Eltjab Dewry, J, T, Shurtleff.
Charles (Jooper, Djnlel McEowen. Eli
TilTany. M. C. Huling.Charles Thatcher.
W. E. Ilawka. Daviil Carpenter. J. V.
Carney. L. P. Norton, E. D. Fillmore,
O. W. Harman, G. A. Wood, F. W.
Goodall. L. F. Abbott, (J. E. Dewey. (J
H. Dewey, C. H. Cone, C. A Pierce. I.
E Gibson of Bennington. J. R. Judron.
J, K. Batchelder of Arlington, Nathan
Bottum of Shaftsbury and A. G. Parker
of Pownal.
A. B. Valentine, president;
W. E. Hawks. vlce president;
J. T. ShurtlelT, Treasurer,
G W. Uarman, secretary;
And thev with OlinSc itt I. E.Gibson.
and J. R. Judson are Irustees,
G. W. Harman, Seo'y.
We lake great pleasure in giving
above, in addition to the late statements
about our savings bank. the ofBcialroll
of tbe corporation. It is a pleasure to
know tbat, notwllhstanding the atop.
page oftbe Bennington Woolen mllls
and otber adversitlee, the number of de
positori baa ateadily increased during
tbe years this institution has been ec-
ablished among us. Tbe deposits of
laitngi Is a better Index of tbe real
properity of a people than la popularly
supposed bence the emphsiislaid upon
ne fact ot an increasing number of de
ponltors and a large r volumn of the stim
loclelr Hlectlona and Inatallatlona.
Monday evening E. S. Harris, C. P.;
ir n..vu- n n. H w a,--... a
w: Ell J. Ti'aany.'j. W.;. F. U. Scotti
acribe; II. C. Lindlofr, treasurer; II, L.
Hover. G : T.8. Uathawar. O.S.: John
P. Dajej. 3- i Theb. P- Sibley, 1st W ;
W.j Frank Weavr.4ih W.; J.I Loomis,
Isi G ; C. D. Ginson, 2d G. Urand Kn
rnmument members : N. M. PufTer, I,
E Gibson. II L Silllson.
custkr post, no 42, o a. r.
Siturday evening : Jos. Frowt, cotn
mander; C. U. Wakefleld, S. V.; Alba
Buss, J. V.; L B. Keyes. surgeon; A.G,
Paichen, quartermaster; N. M. Puffer,
adiutant: Cbarles Kennon. ofllcerday:
James Uunahannon, otflcer guard ; 1. o
ilathaway, eergeant major,
Bank Electlona,
Tueadar. Dlreetori: Uharlea Thatcher.n. U.
Bibl.7. Wm, E. Ilawki. j. T Bhartleff. I. F. Pad.
doek. E. D. Fillmore, Oeo. A. Wood. C.E.IIoujth
ton,DarldF Squiree. Offlcera: Cbas Thatcher,
prea aeot: a. a. fiibler. Tlce Drenaeat: 4 1.
NhurUeff, Geo. A. Wood. dlecouBt clerks; Clem
II Cone, caahiorJU.lt Dewey, teller.
Tueidav. Dlrectori: L. R OraTei. II. O. Root.
r . AbDon, vviuara uaj, wm. n. t.raTee. ur
Rcera: L. R.QraTea, rreatdent; II. O. Root, L
F. Abbott. Tlce vrealdents: Ueo. F. ttrarea. caih
er; Loula A. (JraTei, teller.
Annnal Meotlng; of IlonnlnRton
Monument Aaaoclatlon.
The annual meeting of this bodv was
ncid yesterday at tne court house. Col
M. S. Colbuin, president pro tempcre,
presiding. There waa the usual aitend
auce. une speclal meeting had been
held during the vear. The followinc
gentlemen were elcted members by the
aBsociation: John V. Hall, J. T. Shurt
left. Chas. E. Dewey. and Thos. White.
The list of members elected by the Ben
nington utetnricai society are in anoth
er coiumn. The report of the treasurer
presented last year was at that time re
ferred to the Board of Directore. who
reported thereon after ths noon recees
yesterday. Their report was accepted
and adopted. The report of the treas
urer for this year was then made and
referred to the Board of Audltore. The
report isas follows:
RettlTtdlnUrtitor State Treasurer .$ tSS 44
' " other neurces 32S00
State of New Itampdilra .... 501000
' U. H. (ioiernment 40 000 00
' repajment of loaas 3 300 00
auWriptloin colletted 3170 23
Total Tm20 6
Batance due treaiunr $ 4fl 3S
Order Ut Natiooal llauk Iimnlntton. ... 2 59S 41
Depoiltrd in 14 other Uankion lntereit IU 000 og
LoaoedKeut Koot. Marblo Co. on In
tercn 11 00900
'ald J. PIi. Rlnn. arehltect S 000 00
" W. 11. Ward, controctor 3WO00
" sundry billa 1622 34
Total t!9 2 IS
Balance on hand S3 4S6SS
There Is also on deposit in the Ben
nington Hnttle Fund of the State of
V ermont, .u, luo on interest, and in the
Bennington Monument Fund of the
State of Massachusetts 1 15.000 and in
terest for over one year which is retain
ed there and added to the fund. The
whule amount of monevs now on hand
to date aggregates over $77,000,
ibe lotiowing otlicera wero elected:
Uon. Beni. F. Prescott. oreBident: H.O.
Ruot, vicu president; John V. Hall, cor
responding secretary; Olln Scott.record
ing secretary; L. R. Graves. treasurer.
uirectors: 13. t: frescott, II. G. Koot,
A. B. Valentine. J. G. McCullough,
Horace Fairbanks. John V. Hall. M. C.
Huling. J. T. ShurtlelT. J. K. Batchel.
der. Chas, E. Dewey,
ibecnange in correspondtng secreta
ry. aboe, was made by reason ot the
refusal ol Chaa, M. Blies to longer serve
aa director, and in that capacity. Mr.
llliss has been connected wltb the Aaeo-
ciation from it very iureption, bas done
a great amount ot work in its interest
and la about to locate permanently in
anotber Slate. It will he remembered
by our readers that through Mr. Bliss's
labor aud iufjuenro largely, the nriginal
act of incorporation from the State of
Vermont was oblained together wlth
ihe appropriations from llie States of
New liampshire and Massachusetts, and
Liie i-vauuiiai uuvernmeni as weu. uin
ers assisted. but Mr. Bliss was the niov
ing spirit. It wacf therefore fltting that
tbe resolutions following be adopted.
which was done unanimously and by a
rising vote :
Resolved. Tbat thls Associatlon re
grets tbat Chas. M. Bliss for many yeara
tne uorresponuing secretary ot tn As
sociatlon and for the past two veara i
director, declined to allow his iiatne to
be presented to the meeting for re elec
tion, owing to the fact of hia being about
to leavo the State, therefore be it further
Ri-snlved, That this Association owes
u debt of gratitu'e to Mr. Bliss for his
rflective work in its behalf, and that he
has our heartien tbanks there ror. and
our most earnest wishes for his success
and prosperity in his new Held.
The following auditors were elected
Olin Scolt, L. F. Abbott, Alfred Robin-
North Bennington.
B. G. Surdam ia maklngarrangementa
to occupy one ut tne rooms In the baae
ment of the grist mill, for a fiiishing
and- packing roora in bis stereoscope
The cutting and gatbering of ice ia
now going on, and it is being carried off
about tbe country in every direction.
It is getting to be quite a common
article ut luxury, and enjoyed by a
much larger propnrtion of people than
The annual meeting of the Congrega
tional church and society was held Mon
day evening the 9th. Reports of tbe
oflicers were read and its flnancial af
fairs adjueted, which proved to be in a
healthy condition wiih funds in tbe
reaaury to commence Ihe year. The
following is the board ot oflicers elected:
U. D. Hall, president! Charles Thatcher,
Ist vice president: M. C. Huling. 2nd
vlce president; B. T. Henry. secretary;
w. u. ohaw, treasurer; 11. T. Uushman,
collrctur: Chas. Thatcher and J.B. War
dell auditors.
Norman Colvin and family have gone
to tvilliametown to make an extended
vlsii, perhaps to spend the winter.
Mrs. Doiph of Manchester is with her
son here this winter,
We hear of the regular gatbering of
the Chautauqua circle,-anj thougb its
members have been Invaded by sickness
andideath, it ia pleasant to recoid the
interest taken in it.
We are glad to know that the family
of Dea, E. B. Henry.a number of whom
have been feeble, and among them him
aelf, is much improved in health. Thia
is encouraging as they have been sadly
missed in our streets and society.
The "revolvlng nin cusbion' recently
invented by H. S. Walbridge. and for
which a patent haa been applied for. is
attracting the atiennon ot tne punnc
It appeals to the taste; and being adapt
ed for general use. must have a large
sale. The facititiea for tbeir manurao
ture are not yet completed, but they
have sold as fast as they have been
made, up to the present time.
A look through the cxtensive stereo
scope and box factory of U. C. White,
which has been erected upon the foun
dation of the one destroyed by fire,
thougb conslderably enlarged. bas given
us a more comprehensive Idea of this
Industry. The upright building is over
I 1 1 . . , I . ! 1 -
one nunureu iee& long oj loriy wiue,
three full storles high. with basement
ao flnisbed as to nearly equal another.
An eievaior in aeemlngry perfect woric
ing order carries the nroducta of the
different storles from one to the other,
and the seventy-flve to one hundred
boxes upon wheels bear in every part of
the building from one machine, bench
or department to antithrr tbe work in
its different stagrs of process. until It Is
flnished and teady to be packed and
ahipped to the depot. Tbe machinery
Is all new, and was selected by the pro
rrletor afler years of experience in
prrsecutlng this businesand is adapt
ed to turn off a large amount nf woTk in
the most perfect manner. Upon the
north end oftbe main building is an
addition forty by twenty for grinding
the glass used for lenses in the stcreo
scopes, which are sent to all parts of tho
C. E. Welllng'i paper mlllat tbe State
Line. and C. W. Roberts' pulp mill at
Bennington Falls bave been conjolned
in the manufacture of a flne nualiiyot
manilla wrapping papr. Tbe new flrm,
weliing s. Koberis, are aiready maicing
a good article, but when thn new atock
of much heavier calenders are in posi-
tion It will be a No. 1, the demand for
whicb is very large.
Tbo aociable at the Congregational
parlors next Tuesday evening, ia expect
ed to be attractive on account ot tbe
entertainment in preparation. Tbe sun.
per will be servcd as usual,at slx o'clock,
the low prica forwbich aogenerally fllls
tbo well proyided tables witt, guests.
Misa U S. Weliing, whose name
should have aDneared in the notice laat
tc1t ai btwltiB trtn Vb'a .pstty-fer tht j
large number of chlldren, but was omll
ted by mislake, Is visiting with Mrs. U
u. Milllngton. Rutland. Your corres
pondent has had too much experience
to attempt to conlend with tbe printer.
as iu wnose tauit tbe errors which occa-
lonaily are found, do really beiong.
The chlldren, wbose staay pennies
were erroniously renresenled In tbe last
Banneb, aa having been gathered into
hoarut. are fearful the impression will
be formed tbat tbe object, 'tbespread of
missioiiB,' for which it was done, was
not so dear to them as it really is, as it
bas so much tbe ring of boaiding. when
in fact tbe pennies were gathered into
barreis. whose heuds could be easily re
moved just wben tbe contentt were
most needed.
U. C. Stanley ia delivering about the
village a very good quality of wood,
wbicb he brings from North Shaftsbury
lo the depot here. on the cars. Tbe
steady winter weather. needa much of
thia or some oiber material ignited, to
tone it to our concepttona of what is
pleasant and agreeable.
The injuries to Harry Mattison while
cossting, mentioned last week, lortu
nateiy proved less sarious than It was
feared they might be, and he is as usual
with otbers now enjoying the good slid
At the annual meeting of the Babtist
church society Jan. 5, the following
were elected: II. R. Uaswell. modera-
tor; W. E. Hawks, clerk; J O. Bangs,
Myron Clark, L. S. Percy, H. Dunham,
L. Loomis, trustees; Frank Loomis, col
lector; H. Roiier, treasurer; U. T. Has
well, L. Allen, auditors,
We take pleasure in announcing that
our committee has again arranged with
frof. frank Uradford to give readinsa
in the church. Woodford Citv, on Mon
day evening, January lGtb. Mr. Brad
lord ts to present his best programme of
comic, pathetic and heroic pieces, Price
ot admission low, readings nigb.
Harley. son of Wm. Bowles fell from
a load of lumber, and hurt him badly.
Miss Bertha Gleason is quite sick.
Miss Grace Wood is altending scbool
in Bennington,
North Pownal,
Ilvron Eldred and Merritt Rosenburs
of New York city, formeriy of this vil
lage, were In tnwn laat week, looking
flne and claiming to feel so.
M. J Gardner. son nf Hon. S. J. Gard-
ner, returned home one day last week.
after a sojourn of several months in the
Mrs, Joseph Pratt of this village has
been very sick for some days past with
what was feared would terminate in
bratn fever, but at present it is thought
she will escape. Mr. J. C. Letcber is
her attending physician.
Room No. 3 ot our Graded tchool here
commeuced Monday last with Datuel T.
Uates of I'ownal, as the teacher. This
announcenient tspteasing.forMr. Bates's
reputation Is unsurpatsed as a teacher.
Roland Taylor of Bennington has been
in town for the past few davs selline
eleighs for W. H. Reed of North Ben
nington; has given tbe public good bar
gains and tine eleighs.
Fred Gardner has juat nurchased a
flne young carriage horse of Uampton
Josepb Perkins is again attending to
his butiness affalrs after his long sick
ness. You must go slow, Joe.
Music is to be one of the branches
taught in our Graded scbool here in the
near future.
Tbe following items from our Troy.
N, Y., exchangea (about a week apart)
show what ncwspnper fame is apt to be
like, The flrat publication said : "Henry
A. Parker, for four years a bartender at
the Commercial house, at Saratoga, has
raysteriously disappeared. As he had
been acting atrangely recently, his
friends are afraid that be bas met a
ragic death, He was seen last on
Wednesday in Saratoga, Ue has rela
ilves at lloosick Falls and North Adams.
Mr. Parker' home is at North Pownal.
Vt. He is 29 years old and weigha 170
pounds. Uis bair is black. spnnkled
with gray and hU cheeks red." The
second report was to this effect : "Chas.
A. Parker the Saratoga young man who
mysteriously disappeared a week agu,
bas been found at Dr C. S. Grant'a san
ttarium tor treatment. Uis brother was
in this city Saturday in search of the
missing man.
Sonth Shaftsbury.
The following are the names of schol
ars neitber absent nor tardy during the
month ending Jan.Cth in district No. 14:
Grammar Department; L'zzie Bourne,
May Caswell, Nettie Hawkins, Warren
Uastings, Mina Knapp. Florence Myers
Willie Myera. Susie Malhers, Tirzah
Montgomery, Georgel'ierce.EfUeKnapp,
Ella Twitchell, Mary Monroe. Artemas
Monette, Georce Mirfield. Ella Collins,
leicher. Primary Department; Emma
nnd Gustie Devino, Sarah Cole, Johnnle
Driscoll, Johanna and ateck Galipo.
Bertha Uartt, L'zzie and Elsie Uill,
Eddie Hawkins.Georgie and Nellle Mat
teson, Susie and Guy Monroe, Martln
Murray. Theodore and Melvena Monette
Willie Pleasant. Mary Hastinga, Charlie
Bartlette. Hattie L. Matteson. teacher.
Mies Agnes Wbipple has gone to
Jamestown, New York, to work in tbe
new box shop.
Tbomas Dunlap is on thegain and bis
manv trienas nopo to see him soon in
nis old piace.
The Young People's society will give
an oyster supper in their new ball at Ihe
Center on Tuesday evening next. Price
one dollar per couple. Proceeds to go
towards furniture lor tne hall.
During the holidays a young Mias
made her appaarance in tbe family of
Andy Niles, and made such a favorable
Impression tnat she was received as a
permanent boarder.
Mollie Bottum is quite sick.
Mrs. Lydia Curtis. a native and life
long resident of Shaftsbury, died on
Saturday evening last, after a short III
n'ss. She was about 73 years old. Her
maiden name was Corey. The funeral
services were held in the Baptist church
of which society she had long been a
member on Monday. ttev. ur. wil
kins offlciated.
Charles H. son of Olin Huntington
died on Sunday evening. of inflamma
tion of the bowels, afler a week's illness,
bis age was thirteen years. Charlie was
a brigbt. clerer boy and will be greatly
missed in the home circle and by hia
many friends. The funeral services held
in the Cenler church on Tuesday after
noon were attended by a large number
of sympathi'ing friends of tbe family,
The deceased sang In the chlldren's
chorus choir in the cantataon Christmas
Eve, and a dozen or so of tbe best sing
ers among tbe chlldren sang at the fu
neral an appropriate and touching
hymn. The regular choir with Mrs,
Leverett Uarnngton as organist gave
two selections that were In full harmony
with tb sad occasion. Rev, Mr. Wil-
kins conducted tho services and nreach
ed a fltting sermon. The exercises were
impressive throughout. fi
TTaat Arlington.
Miss Ann Mix fell on the ice Saturday
and dlflocated her blp. Dr. Pbillips
attends her.
Mrs. M. A. Phillips has returned from
Pawlet where Bhe bas spenta few weeks
with her daughter, Mrs Fayette Lackey.
Mrs. U. T, b iton has returned from
Slingierlands where ahe haa epent the
Miss Nell Derrick and Miss Grace
Tuitle returned Monday froma ten day'a
visit muenter urunswick.
Mrs. Ella (Buck) Grout, ot Stratton.
epent a part of last week with friends
in town. ane formeriy taugnt in dls
trlcta No 5 and 6,
Miss Millie Uanaman returned Satur
day from a week's stay in Cambridge.
Numbers of beevea bave be.n slaugh-
tered during the past two weeks, for
bome consumption.
-Shel" Buck apent tbe Sabbath at
Orlie Wilbur bsa been quite sick.
The West Rlver Orange have an oys
ter supper at Farrocrs' and MecbanlcV
Hall Tuesday evening.
Mr. Charles Woodward is on tbe sick
Mr. Barlow Fisk was bnrled last week
Thursday, aud Mrs. Weeley Swallow on
MissMinnfeTh mufon wbolalbeen
visiting Iriends in Cas Itl m.i arted for
bome. fiilay, Dec. 30, baving previous
ly sent a letler home for ber futher iO
meet ber at tbe East Djrset depot, but
in consequence or tne stoim and blow
no mails arrived from Wednesdav morn
ing until Saturday nlght, consequently
Mr. Thonipson was not aware of her
comlng. She came to East Dorset, and
It was ao calm and pleasant, she thnugbt
she would atart on afoot up the "Notcb''
mountain, expecting to meet her fatber
every mlnute. She followed on up the
mountain aa far as there was a path.and
aa she had got so far up, she resolved
not to turn back. but press on throunh
the drifla to Mr. John Howard's. where
sbe arrived just after datk, nearly c
hausted, and her feet frozen badly
Fifty yearaago Joachim Vincent Pecci
now Pope Leo XIII., was raised to tbe
prieBlhood, and on the following morn
ing, Jan. 1, 1833. he celebrated bis flrst
mass. The termlnation ot half a century
in the priestbood ia now signalized bv a
jubllee, in wbich all the civilized world
is taklng part or Interest. thus ahowinz
reepect or nomage to the 1138th sucressor
of I'eter. the euorenie visible head of the
Roman Catholic Church, which em-
oraces XOU.VUU.WU sould in its comniun-
Of the manv anniveraar!H wl.lrh
Pope Leo XIII has celebrated that of bis
snver juoiiee of tne priestbood Is not
mentioned hy the biogrsphers. It took
place however. in 1802, white he waa in
Perugia, Iben a cardlnal; and in 1871
tbat citv celebrated tbe silver iubllee of
Jacbim Pecci's work in connection witb
the archbishopric. To him the Pope sent
his congratulations, and the festivities
at Perugia were a sort of national event,
in whicb all Uniria. Rome and Italv
joined. On the 31st of December,
Joachim Pecci, Pope Leo XIII arrived
at tne goiaen anniversary of his ordina
Of 263 Popes but 15 celebrated tlieir
sacprdotal jubilee while eeated on the
ihrone ot St. Peter. namelyj John XII,
950-96: Gregory XII.1406 1409; Callstus
III. liVJ 14SS; I'aul Ul, 15M lr39; 1'aul
IV. 1555 1559: Innocenl X. 1644 165.5:
Clement X, 1670-1676: Innocent XII.
1691-1700: Benedict XIII, 1724 1730:
Clement XII, 1730 1740; Benedict XIV,
uiu ii3B:nus vt. 1775171111: t'lus vn,
1800 1823: Gregorv XVI. 1831 1846: and
Pius IX. 1840 1878.
One Fact
Is worth a coiumn ot rhetoric, said an
American statesman, It is a fact, estab
lishd by the testimony of thousands of
people, that Ilood'a Sarsaparilla do94
cure scrofula, salt rheutn, and other dls
eases or affections arising from impure
state or low condition of the blood, It
also overcomes tbat tired feellng.cretate
good appettte, and gives strengb toa
very part of tlie syetem. Try it.
Ladies Woolea Suitings
a, v. s.
& CO'S,
If prices will do it hcrc they are:
10 pieces of the 36-inch wide Suit
ings, sold everywhere at 59c pcr yard
for 25c per yard.
The balance of the All-wool 44
inch wided 75c Indestructible Ker
sey Stripes reduced to 39c per yard,
Doublefold All-wool Mixed Suit
ings reduced to 46c per yard.
0 pieces of New Designs in Wool
Checks from 75c to 39c per yard.
All our li and 1.15 Invisible
Checks and Plaids reduced to 87 1-2
25 pieces of 54 inches wide best
quality English Trtcots, old price
tt.25, reduced to 89c per yard.
Plain and Mixed English Kersey
Cloths, price on them havebeent.2s
reduced to 89c per yard.
The ?4-inch wide tt and i.ie
Suitings reduced to 92c per yard.
Now is vour chance to tret a wnnl
drcss cheap for the next 30 days.
Silks and Plushes
24-inch Black and Brown Plush
for Ladies' Wraps at tj.50, formeriy
All remaining Colored Plushes at
95c, formeriy $1.25.
The following are a few of the
many extraordinary bargains which
we offer :
5 pieces Lyons Black Gros Grain
Silks, 20 inches wide, all pure silk,
89c a yard; 21 inches wide, all pure
silk, 95c a yard; 22 inches wide, all
pure silk, tt a yard; 22 inclies wide'
ail pure silk, ti.25 a yard; 24 inches
wide, all pure silk, ti. 22 1 2 a yard.
50 pieces Black Satin Knadames,
the heaviest and fintstqualitiesmade
and positively the best wearing silk
ever sold in America. Prices 90, 99c,
$t, 1.25, and 4.50. These Black
Satin Rhadames are worth 30 cents
a yard more.
REMNANTS of Silk DressGoods,
Calicoes, Sateens and all cloaks, Car
pets, etc, at bargains to close before
mventory on reDruary 1.
Cor. Broadway & Third
WhU ttnitU viitoiu this littl word brisft
btfort thc CTCS Of thc DCfTDUI
llccdccht, Ntumljic,
lodifenioo, Slccpleiinctt. -Ntrrou
AII lUn them la thc facc. Yct U tfcrtc itnM
ItwUci cas bc cufcd hy tuU
For The Nervous
iThe Dcbilitatcd
Thc Aeed.
Also contat&i tha btst rtmedles for dlstastd con-
ditioas of tbt Kldacya, urcr. aad Bloo4,aica
alwars aeeenpany wm trottblca.
ll Is a Ncm Tcmlt, aa Aliiraiin, a Laxatlrc
and a Diomlc Thal Is wkjr li
ir.oo a Oottla. Scad S full vaitlralart.
-c- euituaJrV, vt. r-
"See a Red Headed Girl
and you'll see a White
See A.Drysdale & Son
with an extra heavy
stockof goods, with the
season well advanced,
and you'll surely see
some remarkable re
ductions in prices to re
duce overstock.
At tbe Eiver St. Estab
lishment everybody is busy
tjetting things into shape
and marking down prices
for the most sweeping clear
ance sale ever attempted in
Bennington. Look out for
cuculars and prices next
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