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ST. JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, MARCH 11, 1908.
Peafh of Senator Pr oetor V cnnout's Senior Senator Died at Washington Wednesday Afternoon. Impressive Funeral at His Home Friday. Sketch of a Long and Uscinl Public life. V r i II A telegram received here early Wed .esday evening from Hon. Alexander unaett, then in New York, announced he death in Washington at 4.50 that jfclternoun ot Senator Kedheld rroctor, I ermont's senior senator. All the niem- ers of his family were at his bedside scept his wife, though his condition vas not considered serious until about wo days before his death. An attack of leurisy was followed by pneumonia, the nmeiliate cause of his death being heart tilurt. The Senate adjourned as soi?n s the news was communicated to Vrce i'resident Fairbanks. Formal announce- icnt (A his death was made in the Knate Thursday by his colleague, Mr. illinchatn, and in the House by Con gressman Masking. I he Vice I'resident nnounad the following committee to ttend the funeral: Senators Dillingham, 'aniel of Virginia, Gallinger of New lan.pshire, Perkins of California, Talia rrn i,f Florida, Overman . of North Mrnhna and Ilemenwav of Indiana. peaker Cannon appointed from the louse the following: Representatives lasknis and Foster, Littlefield of Maine, 'arker of New Jersey, Lamb of Virginia md Slavdcn of Texas. The funeral was held in the Union hunhnt Proctor at 3 o'clock Friday oon, the service being conducted v kev. hr Norman Seaver of Rutland, 'ii n;ti::MK-friend of the Senator. The 'ulpn was almost buried in costly floral lesions, and while the audience were issemhlint; Harry F. Stafford of Rutland -"ftly played the organ. T'te church vas t.lltd with the most representative aitiienn; of Vertnonters ever seen. Each 'own and ity sent her first citizens to :av ttw hist tribute to the beloved x-iiiit or. Roberts Post of Rutland, of vhi !)!,( Senator was a member, came nil tram and acted as an escort iti'.val party from the depot to !i and from the church to the n a spi t ( he enu eillcti'; n th ir t, nl v i 1! n , ui i' -nd vn T!a It ! hi r ti t if! 0 mi after 2l P en i a i . "Mt-rs ehere the remains were placed o!e mausoleum. As the funeral isM-d up the aisle Dr. Seaver w-nptures and followed this 1 1 omprehensive prayer. The rearers consisted of the dele i n Congress and the pall- ie ov. Fletcher D. Proctor al Proctor, both sons of the ' iauk C. Partridge, B. F. a h. A. Howard, who are with the Vermont Marble -1 b. F. Holbrook, for many lators private secretary. employes of the Vermont pany paid their respects to i iployer by forming a tyie ol the road from the church ; v, a distance of nearly half e nc funeral cortege passed, ' tor was born in Proctors ! . I v 1 1 , being the son of Jabez . arkes) Proctor. He came i.nglish ancestry and his , i tonard Proctor, wa9 a i Continental army and si '. ohuionary war moved to re, in an unbroken forest, ' ii' settlement of Proctors- iv education was obtained .hools and Derby Academy aduated from Dartmouth ' lass of '51. In the same - were two other promi rs, the late Jonathan Ross rv and the late Charles W. n'tpelier. In 1854 his alma l upon him the degree of !ege he decided to be a ihott he was graduated ny, N. Y., Law School. he was admitted to the v and Woodstock. "Op led at his door," says his lie Springfield Republican, : alien into the office of his ' Isaac F. Redfield, who, isive elections to the su- had declined a re-election i e of the leading railroad -ton. So Redfield Proctor moved to Massachusetts for a time, and might have become a citizen of this state had not the civil war broken out. "Like so many others, Redfield Proc tor at the age ot 30 closed his law tomes, and hastened back to Vermont to ioin the colors. He enlisted in the dd Yer mont in June, lstu, and was given a commission as lieutenant and made quartermaster of the regiment. The Ver- monters were sent to the front at once, but the young lieutenant was not to stay with his company, for he was soon appointed to the stan ot uen. Haldy Smith, who was commanding the divi sion stationed at Camp Griffin and Chain Bridge. Hardly a month "had passed before more troops were called out, and the 5th Vermont was organized, Lieut. Proctor was selected for prouiO' tion and transferred to the new regiment as a major. Throughout the Peninsular campaign he served with his battalion and won distinction as a leader and a soldier. But during the hardships of the marching he contracted a serious illness and was obliged to resign his commission and return to his home to recuperate. " Early in the new year Maj. Proctor reeained his strength and was anxious to return to the front again, so that the organization of the loth Vermont and his election as its colonel was most wei come. He went to the south at the head of his new command in June of '62. At the head of his Green Mountain boys he marched to Gettysburg, reaching the field after dark on the first day of the battle. Then, to his great regret, and against the request of Gen. Stannard, the division commander sent the 15th to the rear to guard the baggage train. He served during the rest of the war, and at its close was mustered out and re turned to Vermont to take up his inter rupted profession." After the war became back to Rutland and formed a law partnership with his brother Colonel in the Second Vemont Brigade, the late Wheelock G. Veasey His great chance for fame came when he was appointed receiver of the Sutherland Falls Marble Company of Rutland. This was in 1809 and in the next ten years the business had "doubled and doubled and doubled again, and Sutherland mar ble became known all over the country." This company and the Rutland Marble Company were consolidated in 1880 under the name of the Vermont Marble Company with Redfield Proctor as its president and now this corporation is the largest of its kind in the world and employes 3500 men in its various quar ries in'Rutland county. Mr. Proctor's political career was as successful as his business career and ex tended over a period of 40 years. In 1867 he represented Rutland in Legisla ture; in 1874 he was senator from Rut land county and president pro tempore ol that body; in 1876 he was elected lieu tenant governor of Vermont and two years later he succeeded Horace Fair banks as governor. In 1886 the town of Proctor was set out from Rutland after one of the bitterest fights ever seen in the Legislature and two years later he was the first representative from the town that was named in his honor. When President Harrison was inaugura ted the following March he choose Mr. Proctor as his secretary of war and after wards said that he had made the best war secretary since btanton. wnen George F. Edmunds resigned his place in the Senate in August, 1891, Gov. Page appointed Secretary Proctor to fill the vacancy. ,. Senator Proctor was a commanding and influential figure in the republican national conventions of '84, '88 and 1896. He was largely instrumental in the nomination of President Harrison, brought the state of Vermont into the McKinley column at its state convention when the other New England states were supporting New England's candidate, Thomas B. Reed, and insisted as a mem ber of the platform committee in the ab convention on the adoption of the gold standard by the party. , As Secretary of War he surprised every body by his reforms and achievements. He found Gen. MacArthur, for instance, buried out at a frontier army post, and brought him to Washington and placed him in line for deserved promotion. He remodelled the coast defenses and to day both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts are lined with disappearing guns that will protect us from any invaders. As a Senator he did not rank with his pre decessor as a constitutional lawyer, but he was generally recognized as one of that small coterie of leaders in the upper body among whom might be mentioned Aldrich, Hale, Spooner, Foraker and Allison. He was a loyal party man. vet left his colleagues in the party when he stood for the Philippine tarriff and on other notable occasions. More than any one else in the United States he was re sponsible tor the Spanish American war by his direct and impassioned speech alter his return lrom Cuba in the snnne of 1898. He was chairman of the com mittee on agriculture and was a member of the appropriations and other impor tant committees. He was always help ing his native state and her loyal sons, Fort Ethan Allen being one of his ideas. senator Proctor s generosity was not confined to his town, where a Y. M. C. A., a library and a hospital attest to his generosity, but Rutland's city park and the rittstord banitorium are notable examples of his philanthropy. tenator Proctor tnarned on May Ub, 1858, Emily J. Dutton, daughter of Salmon F. Dutton of Cavendish. They had been children and schoolmates to gether and friends from the first. Five children were born to them, three of whom are living; Gov. Fletcher D. Proc tor, who became superintendent of the Vermont Marble company in 1884 and its president in 1889; Emily D., and Red field Proctor, Jr. LYNDON CENTER. Mrs. Myra Bean Piper of Providence, R. I., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Bean and last week assisted them in celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis of Massachusetts are visiting their daughter. Mrs. Ernest G. Currier. Miss Hattie Parker of Danville is visit- ine Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Burgin. The village meeting was held Saturday evening, with Bert batchelder as mode rator. I he following othcers were elect ed: Trustee for three years, H. M. At- wood; chief of fire department, George Willey; assistant, Morton Mortenson; clerk, George Ferguson; treasurer and collector, G W. Rines; auditor, E. M. Campbell. A tax of 40 cents was voted. rinancially the village is in excellent con dition and it was votedto place $400 in the savings bank. The Christian Endeavor society of the Free Baptist church are to scire an oyster supper in the vestry Thursday evening from six to eight o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Milo Chandler have been spending the past week with relatives in Walden. Mrs. Charles R. Hot is recovering from a successful operation at Bright look hospital, St. Johnsbury. Mrs. William F. Stoddard has lieen very ill with measles at Jacksonville, Florida, where Mr. and Mrs. Stoddard are spending the winter. Miss Laura Prescott is slowly recover ing from a severe nervous trouble. Mother Gray'i Swet Powders for Children, Successfully used by Mother Gray, nurse in the Children's Home in New York, Cure Feverishness, Bad Stomach, Teeth ing Disorders, move and regulate the Bowels and Destroy Worms. Over 10, 000 testimonials. They never fail. At all Druggists, 25c. Sample FREE. Ad dress Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y. NEWARK.. The funeral of Clara M. Cheney was held at her late home in the edge of Newark, Tuesday afternoon, March 3, Rev. A. F. Walch of St. Johnsbury offi ciating. Evening Star Chapter, No 28, of West Burke, of which the deceased was a member, attended in a body. The bearers were friends from St. ohnsbury, and the many and beautiful ttowers bespoke the love and esteem in which she was held. Mrs. H. M. Cross of St. Johnsbury rendered two solos which were very appropriate. Walter Cheney, grandfather of Clara Cheney, was found dead at his home in Burke Hollow Saturday morning. His remains were taken to the home of his son, W. G. Cheney, in Newark, where he has lived for many years. Caledonia Lodge, No. 98, F. & A. M., of West Burke, took charge of the burial services. Mr. Cheney has been in poor health for the past few weeks, and the sudden ill ness of his granddaughter made him worse and he died of heart failure. Much sympathy is felt for the only son in this his second bereavement during the week. Mr. and and Mrs. M. W. Ball visited at C. W. Ball's in Lyndon, Saturday. Mrs. C. E. Ball is better. Thomas Blodgett visited, his son at Island Pond, Sunday. Mrs. Sarah Gordon has been ill the past week. Burton Gray was at home Sunday. Herbert Powers of West . Burke came with him. "Every man to his trade" is an old adage and is familiar to nearly all of us. It is brief in its wording but conveys a great deal in its meaning. It is merely a terse way of saying that a man who makes a specialty of any one thing knows more about, and is more profi cient in his particular specialty than any one else could be. It is for this reason that we all seek a specialist when we have any serious physical ailment, it is for the same reason that The Rydale Remedy Co., went to one of the best specialists in the U. S. on liver and in testinal troubles, a professor in a Colum bus, t). Medical College, and secured from him a prescription from "which Rydale's Liver Tablets are made. This specialist knew more about liver troubles than a doctor who treats all diseases; and that is why Rydale's Liver Tablets relieve and cure more quickly all liver troubles than the ordinary liver pills and powders. 50 tablets in a metal box, 25 cents. Mr. and Mrs. L. H,J. Merrill of Wil liamstown observed their 60th wedding anniversary March 3, but March 1 was the exact date. About Fertilizer!. Farmers cannot do better than invest A cent in a postal card to send to C. S. Page, Hyde Park, Vt., with the w ords written thereon, "Send fertilizer formulas as advertised in the St. JohnBbury Cale donian." It will bring them free, post paid, much valuable information about the preparation of home-made fertilizers. I U 1 Food for thought Food for work Food for brain needa Biscuit The most nourishing of all wheat foods. (J In dust tight. Never sold m bulk. NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY IF of heavy corded wash silk, China silk printed in the popular striped effects and waists of plain and fancy taffeta. These models are made with a frilled front, the selvage of the silk being used instead of a hem. I he trills trim the cutis as well as the front pleat and the neck is finished with one of the new embroidered or striped linen collars. There is a decided fad at present to wear with strictly tailored shirt waists ot linen or pongee, collars and cults made of natural Shantung pongee or of Gobe lin blue pitiue or linen. Little bows of lace, net or silk, mull ties, narrow Windsor ties and a variety ol four-in-hands are used with the stiff linen collars in tailored shirt waists 1 he very latest tie of all lor women s wear is the knitted silk four-in-hand in a novel striped pattern. The new millinery is very lovely and the shapes more becoming than they have been for years. Both feathers and flowers are used in profusion but the greatest novelty intnmmingeffects is the large bow of net or lace, stiny wired to make it stand out and placed in the front of the hat. These bows are used on straws, the new silk covered shapes and on lace hats. A very dressy sum mcr hat is made entirely of ring dot net and adorned with a large bow of the same material. Rosii.anp May New York, N. Y., March 2, 1908. CABOT. Town Meetlnr. The attendance at town meeting was one of the largest ever seen here. Every thine passed off very quietly, witn oniy three ballots, two for road commissioner and one for school director. It was voted to establish a third grade high school. Tax voted 29 cents on a dollar; $25 was voted for the library and $25 for Memorial day. The business was all completed and meeting adjourned at 2 m. These otticers were eiecieu; Moderater. H. 0. Dwinell; clerk, B. G. Rogers; treasurer, Orris Fitts; selectmen, S. J. Norris, Henry Morse, J. bmith; listers, O. V. Nelson, Pliny Smith, Joseph Wilson; constable, ti. U. Oouio; overseer, D. Waldo; town grand juror, tv. Smith; school director, Angus Smith; road commissioners, John fcoutnwiCK and W. 0. Southwick. Vote on license 22 Yes; 96 No. At the close of the morning service at the Congregational church last Sunday Rev. Mr. Jennings announced that he should close his labors with that church Mav 1. and commence his labors with the Congregational church in Greenfield, Mass. Mrs. Carrie (Packer) Clarke of Whit man, Mass., was at B. F. Chester's re cently. The anniversary at Frank Peck's was poorly attended on account of the bliz zard. Mrs. Edwin Gould is able to ride out. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Witham have gone home. The class meeting Wednesday evening will be with Mrs. Byron Lance. Miss Susan Atkins has returned from Plainfield w here she has been teaching. Arthur Morrill has gone to Worcester where he has work driving a team. Mrs. Dodge ot Calais is keeping house for Edison York. Mrs. Helen Whittier and daughter, Grace are visiting at Barre. John Pike and family have returned from Maine where they have been spend ing several weeks with relatives. Grace, the little four year old daughter of Mrs. Matthew Batchelder, has been having trouble with her nose. She was taken to a doctor s office last week and the doctor found and removed a shoe button from one side of her nose. Mrs. John Atherton is seriously ill. Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Davison are at work for Bud Bruce for a few weeks. Mrs. Lettie Mills Peck was given a birthday surprise party a few days ago. Mr. and Mrs. Knapp who are very ill, remain about the same. Mrs. iaura Lyford is no better. Mrs. Julia Herrick is ill. Orten Osgood is getting out lumber and intends to build a large barn in the spring. Mariorie Lamberton of Marshfield was the guest of her grandmother apart of last week. Matthew Batchelder is at Perly Pike's cutting wood with his engine. The above design is by the McCall Company of New York, Fashion Publish ers and manufacturers of McCall Patterns. Our Fashion Letter. The Very Latest Fashion Hints from New York.-The Spring Outflt.-Cre-tonne Used for Vests in Both Woolen and Linen Suits Striped Linen a Novelty. New Shirt Walsts.-Hats With Lace Bows. The demands of Fashion are getting more and more exacting every year, and this season certainly the well dressed woman will need a very large closet or wardrobe to hold all the toilettes now considered absolutely necessary for an up-to-date outfit. Spring has brought us many changes in fashion. Waists are entirely different in cut, collars and sleeves have alteicd their shape and skirts bear little relation to those of 12 months ago. Rough silks of all sorts play a great part in the spring fashions. Of these pongee and tussah are easily the leaders. And the rough pongee weaves of domes tic. French and Oriental origin are now being made up into the very smartest of all smart frocks. These fabrics are shown in remarkably attractive pattern robes, some of which are in 18 and 20 yard lengths with sufficient material and embroidered trimming for a three piece suit, skirt, coat and waist. In making up such suits the embroidered fronts that are generally used for the waist are here employed for the backs of the coats and enough embroidery is taken from the skirt part to trim the fronts and collars and cuffs, leaving just sufficient embroidery for a panel or border on the skirt. The new printed pongees can be purchased at from 75 cents a yard to a good many dollars. Vest trimmings are a feature in many of the most novel of the new spnng suits and in some of the extreme styles these models are made with separate waist coats, but the trimming that stimulates a vest rather than the extra waistcoat is decidedly the most popular of the two. Oriental brocades and embroideries and cotton cretonne prints are the very newest materials for these vests. The cretonnes, which are decidedly the latest Parisian fad, are used on cloth as well as linen suits A linen suit with a vest of white French cretonne patterned with dull pink roses and green leaves is one of the very smartest creations of a famous Fifth Avenue dressmaking establishment. Large quantities of washable suits are already being made up for summer. Linen in white, pale blue, lavender, pale pink, brown and the very pale tan that is the natural linen color, is used for the purpose. Khaki colored linens are new and some very smart looking models in this material are seen in the New York shops but the fabric that is on the very topmost wave of fashion is the new striped linen. The cut of these linen suits is almost invariably the strictly tailored model with some form of cutaway coat and many gored skirt with lapped ooatna Tn nil nninta nf detail and finish these suits are as perfectly tailored as the most expensive cloth costumes. For several years the fashion designers have been trying very hard to introduce colored shirt waists again but the idea never seemed to take with well-dressed women. This year however it will, to judge from present indications, meet with much better success. The shops are filled with waists of striped and checked madras, thinner waists of cotton voile with half inch stripes of pale blue, pink or lavender and besides these a few models in solid colors are shown. The ultra fashionable material for shirt waists is striped linen batiste but this is too expensive for ordinary use as it sells for 90 cents a yard and in some shops even more. For general wear through out the season there are dainty waists NORTH MONROE. Anson Moore'i Housekeeper Arrested. Deputy Sheriff Strain of Littleton and Sheriff G eorge F. Winch ot Mclndoes visited the home of Anson Moore, Thurs day morning, and arrested Mrs. Lucinda Drew, the housekeeper. Edward Stone who is now at the Haverhill jai awaiting his trial for his brutal assault on Mr. Moore on the night ot reb. 2b confessed that Mrs. Drew, who is Barnet woman and about 25 years old was an accomplice in the assault making known to him that Mr. Moore had received about $50 from the sale o a small piece of property. After the assault Mrs. Drew blew a horn to sum man the neighbors and Stone alleges that this was done to hide her guilt Mrs. Drew was taken to Woodsville that afternoon pending a hearing in the cause. The officers found Mr. Moore able to sit up and slowly convalescing from the assault. Don't own "a cripple" when you can remove the "blemishes" with Morrison's English Liniment. A Savings Bank Worthy of Patron age. While a few have chosen to criticise Carroll S. Page for his liberal use of printer's ink in the advertising of the Hyde Park Savings Bank, the fact goes to prove that the use of it for the past six months has increased the deposits in his Savings Bank nearly a quarter of a million dollars. It also tends to prove that Carroll S. Page has the confidence of his many depositors who are not only from his own county but throughout the state at large. A bank that believes in home invest ments, that finds plenty of opportunities for those investments at home, and tran sacts its financial affairs upon a solid basis without assuming unnecessary risks, is worthy of patronage and its promoters worthy of unbounded praise. There are opportunities enough for good solid investments in Vermont if one has the eve and the keenness to look them up; Carroll S. Page has an eye for these investments and this is why he holds the public confidence'in the Hyde Park Savings Bank. Newport Express and Standard. McCall's Patterns FOR SALE BY LAWRENCE P. LEACH & COMPANY, 73 Railroad Street, 8t. Johnsbury. Petition For Foreclosure. In Chancery Culedonia County. Pliilii Devcnger vs Ezra H. Kevenger & Orison L. Wade J At the December Term, A. D. 1907, of said Court of Chancery, I'hilis Uevenjjer. entered his petition of foreclosure against Ezra H. Devenvrer and Orison L. Wade, setting forth in substance; That on January 24th A. D. lU06,the said Ezra H. executed to one Henry A.Devenjfer a mortgage deed of the following described lands in Kirby, in Caledonia Countv : "Being about (tt) nine acres, which were deeded to said Ezra H. and Henry A. Ievenger bv Win. V. Russell on Aug. S, 1905" conditioned for the payment of a promissory note dated Jan. 24-th 1906. payable to Henry A. Oeycnger or order, on demand with inter est annually, for one hundred and twenty five dollars'; that said Henry A., afterwards executed a quitclaim deed of said premises to said Ezra H.; that the said Phihs is the owner and holder of said note and mortgage; that on Aug. 7th, lOOI), Henry A. Devenger and the said Ezra H executed to one George W. Tierce a mortgage of certain lands in Lyn don described as follows: "Being the Titus Hutchinson place containing about (10) ten acres of land and the right to a spring of water which supplies said premises, being the same place deeded said Henry A. and Ezra H. Devcnger bv C. 11, Bradshaw and wife Aug. hth, 1900. conditioned for the payment of a note for three hundred and fifty dollars, dated same date ot mortgage, payable to said Fierce or order on demand with interest an nually; that said Henry A. Devenger, after wards, executed a quit claim deed of said premises to silid Ezra H. Devenger; that afterwards on Julv 3(th, 1906, said Ezra H. executed a bond for a deed of said two par cels of land to Kussell B. Wade and Orison L. Wade; that afterwards said Russell B.Wade executed a quit claim deed of said two par cels of land to Orison L. Wade; that the said Philis Devenger is the owner and holder of said last named mortgage and note; that said notes are due and unpaid. Praying for a decree of foreclosure against the said Ezra H. Devenger and Orison L. Wade. And it appearing that the said Ezra H. is without this State and has not had notice of the pendency of said petition. It is ordered, by the Court, that notice of the pendency thereof be given him by publication of the substance there f, together with this order, in the St. Johnsbnry Calkdonian, a news paper published at St. Johnsbury in the County of Caledonia, three weeks successiye ly the last of which publications to be at least twenty davs prior to the first day of next Term of Court to be held at St. Johns bury, in the Countv of Caledonia, on the first Tuesdav of June, A. D. 1908, at which time the said' Ezra H. Devenger is ordered to cause his appearame to be entered in said cause or said bill to be taken as confessed. Given under mv hand at St. Johnsbury in the Countv of Caledonia this 6th day of March, A. L. 1908. Alhro F. Nichols, Clerk. May & Hil.1., Solicitors. Presentation of Account. LOUISA J. WHITEHILL'S ESTATE. State op Vermont, Caledonia District, ss. In Probate Court, held at the Probate Office in St. Johnsbury, in said District on the 5th day ot March A. D. 1908. Quincy A. Whitehill, Administrator upon the Estate of Louisa J. Whitehill. late of Kyegate in said District, deceased, present, his administration account for examination and allowance, and makes application for decree of distribution and partition of the estate of said deceased. Whereupon, it is ordered by said Court, that said account and said application be referred to a session thereof, to be held at the Probate Office in said St. Johnsbury, on the 28th day ol March A. D., 1908, for hear ing, and decision thereon; And it is further ordered that notice hcreot be given to all persons Interested, by publication of the same three weeks successively In the Caub konian, a newspaper published at St. Johns bury previous to said time appointed for hearing, that they may appear at said time and place, and show cause, if any they may have, why said account should not be allowed and such decree made. By the Court, Attest, WALTER P. SMITH, Judge. Notice to Listers. To the listers ol the various towns in Cale donia County. The advisiability of a consultation of the listers of the county has leen suggested: They are therefore invited to meet at the St. Johnsbury House in St. Johnsbury, Wed nesday, March 18, at one o'clock p. m. for a general consultation upon important mat- "sT. JOHNSBURY BOARD OF LISTERS. St. Johnsbury, Vt., March , 1908.