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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1914.
SERVED IN DEFENSE OF UNION YouPressThe Button And We Do The Rest "Dolt Electrically" Has Become the Motto of the World's Most Up-to- date People. TWIN STATE GAS & ELECTRIC CO. No. 33 Roscoe Fisher Tuesday, Aug. 18, Charles Jerome Stockwell L'osfoe Fisher, who pays two names burp, Marve's Heights, Salem Heights, ;ire enough for any man, was in the Frc.lerirksburg again, Gettysburg, to Cnion servi.r four years, hu-kiiig three Professional Cards tE. HENRY TUCKER. Residence. 12 Grore St.; telephone, 258. Office. Leonard block. Honrs. 1.30 to 3, and 7 to 8. Telephone, g-W. C. E. ALDRI0H, M. D. Hour. 12.30 to 8.30. 7 to 8. Office 'phono 165-1: house 1C5-2. THOMAS BICE, M. D. Office and residence oyer Vermont Savings Rank. Hours, 8 to 9 b. m., 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. ra. DE. W ZZ. LANE. Office and residence. 3: No. Main St. Office hours: Mornings until ; afternoons until 2.30; evenings until 8. Telephone. 430. DE. O. B. HUNTER. Williston Block, over hcott grocery. Oftice hours: 1 to 3 p. m fl.80 to 8 d. m. Residence. West Brattleboro. DR. H. P. GREENE, tnysician and Surgeon. Office, llank block. Honrs: 8 to 9 a. m. 1 to 3 snd 7 to 8 p. m. Residence, 83 Green Ft. Telephone connections. O. E. ANDERSON, Surgeon and Physician. PMircerT a specialty. Office and residenee. Brooks House, 88 Main St. Hours until 10 a. m.; 1 to 2.30 and 6 to 8 p. m. 'Phone. 240. DE. E. E. LYNCH, Surgeon. Office. Tark Mdg.t rooms 1 aud 3, tel. 510 office hours until 9 a. m., 1 to 3 snd 7 to ! p. ni.; Melrose hospital tel. 201, 9 to 10 a. in residence 111 Canal St., tel. 177; Sundays bv appointment only. B. E. WIIITE, M. D. (Oeneral Practitioner). Office rooms, 4 and 6, OroRby block. Hours: 8 to 9 a. m., 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. in. Resi dence. 20 (Jrov Kt. Telt tihone. 717. JORDAN & SON. Optometrists, 1 Klliot St. Specialists in the correction of defective vis Ion. Ktaminatinn, 8 to 12 a. in ., 1.30 to 5 p. m. Evenings, Monday and .Saturday, 7 to 9. Appointments at your convenience. Tel.. 83 M. DE. A. I. MILLER, Hooker block. Brattle born. Office hours: 8 to 9. 1 to 2. 6.30 to 8. DR. C. O. WHEELER, Osteopathic Physician. 10 Crosby block. Office hours: 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to 4 p. m. Other hours by appoint ment. Telephone connections. 9 Knrnce St. DE. GRACE W. BURNETT. Physician and Burgeon, Market block. Klliot St. Office hours: 8.30 to 9.30 a. vc . 1.30 to 2.30 and 7 to 8 p. m. Telephone. 744-W. W. E. NOTES, M. D., Eye. Ear, Nose and Throat. 9 to 12. 1 to 5. Wednesday and flaturday evenings. Other hours und Sundays by appointment. Appointments for classes fit ting made by mail or 'phone. American Bldg. DE. C. S. CLARK. Dentist, Whitney block. Brattleboro. Telephone. 59 3. JOHN E. GALE, Attorney at Law, Guilford. Vt. Telephone. 302. HASKIN3 & SCHWENK, Attorneys and Counsellors at Lav, Brattleboro. Vt. months, said spent over 10 months in the prison hell of Amtersonville, con soler it was a little rough when four years ago he applied for an increase iu pension by reason of total disabili ty, and was t Id that his war service showed no reason for such an increase. Ten mouths in that open stockade af ter three years of field service in the 1th Vermont regiment, one of the i'amous Vermont brigade that was rated one of the lest in the nervier, Mr. Fisher considers a fair service for his c inn try and tlag. His teeth drop ped out from scurvy and today his dis ability is due to the sufferings ho ex perienced in that prison where on one day 1 : human skeletons gave up the light for life against inhuman odds. Mr. Fisher was bom iu Townshend mi .lulv ;i0. 1M1. a son of Asa and M.:ry (lefaitai Fisher, his mother having been a daughter of a Spanish I fi 1 m i r 1. When he was about six years of age the family moved to !' ait leboro wlii'ie h-.: was educated iu the public 'ilioids. Had tin1 school he'"', turned mound he woybi always have In en at the h'Mul of his classes, Mr. Fisher de clares. "They fed us then or. patriot ism with a little common sensi tor des ert ; now they feed children on relig iiii and politics and send them to the innving pictures," is the way Mr. Fi:-li-er competes obi time methods of educa tion with tin s" of today. He enlisted in t'o. F, lti Ycin.oiit egimerit, at Urattleboro and the regi ment gathered here. The lirst can.p on t!n v.av to the front was on Cajiitol Washington. Then they moved tc'iss the ( hain bridge into Virginia for outpost duty. Tae next spi'ing the reL'iment. who ti was : part o! t:;e i-ir.-t Vermont brigade, j lunged into ihe pen insula campaign. Before leaving for this campaign the regiment was lor a time at r'ltrt'ss Monroe where the bovs maiiaed to iave n lot of fun fishing and in testing strength by trying to lift th- muzIt of u cannon that threw a snot vvoirrh- Xew York on the draft riot, service, the Mine Kun m'omioisanee and to the Wil derness. There he had an opportunity for distinction. It was a fine morning as the regiment mid brigade was marching along. A staff officer dashed up to the command ing officer and handed him orders from General Grant. Thev were to the effect that the general commanding auticipat ed a social with General Lee and desired the Vermont brigade to lead. The order to load and march was given and it was the last Mr. Fisher heard that day About 4 o'clock iu the afternoon the brigade was out of ammunition and Mr Fisher started back for the ainmimition trains to order more forward. On his way back he met Generals Grant and Hancock riding along. General Grant iii'juired what troops were in his im mediate front and Mr. Fisher proudly i. formed him. To this General Grant 1 the guess everything is all old Vermont brigade is replied : right if there." Mr. Fisher felt that he knew the im mediate situation better than the com manding general and took the liberty f expressing I'niphat i.-ally his opinion that lo miuutes at the outside woul witness the breaking up of the line in lront unless leinlorcenients and more ammunition were sent iu at once for the Confederates were constantly send ing fresh troops against them General Grant, without an instant's hesitation, ordered General Hancock to get some reinforcements forward at once and promised to see that the am munition was rushed . forward. Col 1'ratt of the 4th regiment afterward told Mr. 1-isher that there was no doubt that his information saved the day tor the men were fast being aunihalate because of the weakened line and the fact that thev had exhausted their am munition, even to that in the cartridge boxes of their fallen comrades. For 18 hoards Mx Fisher 's regiment fought almost hand-to hand at Spott- sylvania court house. A souvenier of the terrific fire on their front is to be been raining and the ground was cov ered with sleet. We had absolutely no protection. Hell would have been a luxury to us that night," says Mr. Fisher. "Scurvy long before this had caus ed all of my teeth to fall out and my finger nails to come off. I could stick a pin into my legs without a particle of feeling. But there were two rays of light during our time in the pen. They were two priests, Fathers Whalen and Hamilton. There was nothing with in their power t do that they did not accomplish. They collected by their own efforts $16,000 worth of flour, but not one ounce ever got to us. One dav, the putrid brook that flowed from the amps of the guards through our en Insure and was our only water supply, had almost dried up. " Father Hamilton dropped on his knees near me and pray ed with uplifted hands: "Most Holy rather we are famish ing for water. Give us, we pray Thee, water." Almost immediately water boiled up and today there is a stone spring house erected over this spring which was named 'Providence Spring.' In April, 100, we were taken out and taken bv tram to the Tom- bigby river where we were put on boats and taken to Montgomery, Ala. We were herded up through the streets and most of us did not have so much as a slit skirt to cover us. From there we went to Jackson, Miss., and finally to a point 12 miles from Richmond where we were paroled. "When we reached lcksburg a sa lute of 100 guns was fired and hundreds of the starved boys grabbed the folds of the Tew garrison flag that was so large it hung to the ground and wet it with their tears. Scores died right there, unable to stand the strain. The fiist people we saw there were Catholic Sisters. Thev cut our hair, wrote let ters and oid everything within huinau power for us. "We were put on the boats Sultana and Olive. Branch, about 1600 on each ami at Cairo the Sultana blew up, kill ing or drowning most of the 1600. The rest of us got to St. Louis ami on Mav 1G, 1 all of us were declared ex- ( hanged. ' "We finally reached Brattleboro on May IS. I never lost a minute from Mie firing line during my service ex cept while a prisoner but my war rec cnl Ooes not warrant me an increase in pension because of total disability, al Tiiougii 1 worked up to a lew vears ago." Mr. Fisher says it took him about three vears to tret enough to eat to make vp for what he hail been denied lie sin it a short time in the West and a few months in Florida. He was em ployed in the Kstey shops for years and then worked as a stone mason helping to build among other building the Can'.l street school house and the Home fa the Aged. He mar.ied Miss Laura Stanton of Leyden, Mass.. in West Brattleboro, Sopt. 110, lMj. Hey. Joseph Chandler, rcrforming the ceremony. M rs. Fisher is a cousin of Secretary of War Stan- are Sold at Average Price BECAUSE Firestone, for years the Largest Exc lusive Tire Factory in the world, has been again enlarged. Firestone output has jumped 78 per cent. . ' Therefore Firestone quality can be built at the production cost of ordinary tires. Non-Skid and HP Smooth Tread il iiJi vC? 500 Mile Race Again Prove the Greater Mileage in Firestone Tire Barney Oldfield, on Firestone Tires, captured the American Honors in the International Sweep stakes, Indianapolis. Mar 30th. His average speed for the 500 miles was 78.15 miles per hour. He made only three chanses. while some drivers, not using Fire stones but who finished in the money, changed tires thirteen and fourteen times. Two of Oldfield's Firestones went through un changed. This record with the winning of First place in 1911 end First and Second place in 1913 by Fire atones, in this world test of tires, should be clear tire buying guide to you. are made by Specialists. No scattered energy. No divided overhead. All working on safety, comfort and mileage for you. Concentration counts and the law of specialized service is for the buyer's benefit. Firestones are sold for what under less fortunate factory conditions others are forced to charge for ordinary tires. Therefore, trained motorists looking for more quality for the same money buy only Firestones. Your dealer has them or will get them promptly. MAULEY BROTHERS BROOKS HOUSE CAR ACE High St., Brattleboro, Vt. Distributors for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio "America's Largest Excluive Tire and Rim Makers" next week. Among those already an nounce. I are two by Rev. John McDow ell of XCwark, X. J., who was an in timate personal friend of D. L. Moody, and whose illustrated talk on the great evangelist has interested all who have heard him. The Atlanta University ton .luring the t nil war and a great miartet will sin-r be"inninr the 24th. niece of General Israel Putnam. They J Rev. Kobert F. Y. Pierce, of the Second have two sons. Herbert Stanton and I A venue Bantist church. New York tit v. Arthur Kos. oe, both of .Newport, . 11. will continue his blackboard talks Sat Mr. Fisher has three brothers. Harrison I urdav and Suudav. and Rev. Charles ing rot pounds. One other innn in tlu; seen in Washington in the shape of the butt of a L- inch white oak tree that was severed by bullets. It was not tig after this, on June :, IN1V1, while engaged in destroying the Weldeu rail road, that Mr. Fisher and about 300 others were captured. They were taken to Petersburg and stripped of everything in the way of valuables, one Confederate skinning the, knuckle of a man's hand in order to secure a ring he coveted. From there thev were taken to Richmond, where they were placed in Libhy prison for two days, thence to Hanville prison, for iment went, losing its full share of men two days and nights and finally placed in box cars, 00 prisoners to a car with armed guards on top and without food or water traveled in that way for 4S hours before they were turned into the prison pen at Andersonville where '.W,- ooo Union soldiers were confined. The general story of this prison hell is known to every man, woman aud child in the country, if not in the civi lized world and Mr. Fisher's individual experiences vary not one whit from others tedd in history. The raw beans served for food which the men could not eat as soon as the scurvv had de- entire reiriinent besuies lr. r i slier was able to perform that stunt. Lee's Mills was the first battle of the reiriinent and after that General !c''lel!an began having his men b;.ild .'or.'urov roads. Mr. Fisher opines that the "eneral was a mihtv rood road commissioner but that lie lackea con siderable of beiii! a liLrhtiii' ':. oral. After a battle- had been won. says Mr. l'iher, except chasinji the Confeder ates, we were ordered to fall back. Through the battles of Williamsburg, Golding's farm. Savage Station the reg-! n kuiei ami woumleo. ihe regiment hal a hami in buii'iintr the iamous grapevine bridge where wild grape vines were use. I to tie timbers together instead f ropes. .Mr. Fisher cites the request of (Jen eral l'hil Kearney after the battle of Malvern Hill to General McCbdlan for permission to go on to Richmond as an instance of McClollan's lack of aggres siveness. 1 he comman.ling general in loimed his subordinate that the city couhl not be hebi whereupon Kearney answered that he could burn it .iier ine neignrs at tampion s privo.i mem or their teeth, the carry l ass had been carried the late ( ol. ling out by details of those who died Hooker, then a. major, was ordered to each day, the shooting of prisoners who take i.) men and capture, a batterv that stepped over the death line, the count was enfilading one of the brigades. He less other tales of cruelty and depriva did so and captured as well a stand of tion that have never been successfully . oiors. i he colonel oi a .ew .) ersev I ret ute.l. of Urattleboro, Oscar of Keene, N. H., and Huge no of Prosser, Wash., ami one sister, Mrs. Mav Fisher Loomis of Akron, O. He is a member of Sedg wick post. Inglis and Rev. J. R. Da vies will speak at hours not vet announced. In lookinj; back over the two weeks of the conference just past, it is felt that the toue has been fully up to that Mr. Fisher has in his possession what of rst years, that, the list of speakers lie believes to lie the only copy in ex- istance of war time prices of commod ities which could be purchased of pris on guards providing any of the prison ers had been fortunate enough to get by them with money. A teaspoonful of salt cost five cents, a pound of gin ger, $1.", a pound of ham. $2. The most interesting figures are the money val ues which show that one dollar in gold was worth $35 in Confederate money; one dollar ot silver, $(; and one dollar in greenbacks, $4. has been one of exceptional merit. On every side expressions of appreciation and intention to return another year are heard. SURPLUS OF $202,620 CONFERENCES WILL CLOSE. in regiment came up and demanded the olors as the prize of his men. Major Hooker refused and eventually inform ed the colonel that H he had the opin ion that a whole brigade of .sow Jer- ev troops was able to take from Mr. Fisher tells of the bringing into the pen of a sack of black beans as votes for Lincoln and of white beans for McClellan and savs that there were not enough white beans cast to make an impression on the sack. Soon alter Voi tnoTiters their prize, he could start that fear of Sherman's approach caus- the battle as soon as he cared to do so. For some time Mr. Fisher and his te.'iinent were so Placed at the battle .I" A n t iota m that they could see the whole field and he says it was the one time in his war career when he was able to see a fight. He followed the fortunes of his regi ment through the Buttles of Fredericks- e.l most of the prisoners to be sent to .Milan, Ga., thence to Savannah, next to Thomasville and then by train to Albany, Ga., and then a march of 73 miles on rations consisting of three pints of raw meal. "All of us were barefooted and most of us naked. We were again turned into the pen at An dersonville on Christmas eve. It had But Noted Speakers Will Remain Northfield to Give Addresses. EAST NORTHFIELD, Mass., August lo. Although Sunday marks the end of the General Conference for Christian Workers at Northfield. a number of the best speakers, both English and Ameri can, are still on the grounds, and wil give addresses one or both days. terdav morning at the Auditorium the Rev. John Thomas, of. Liverpool, preached Ins hist sermon and was re ceived wan much appreciation by a targe audience, lie will speak again j at the morning service on Sunday. In, the evening the speaker will be Rev. Charles Brown, who has been making an increasingly strong effort during the past week, and who will be sure to leave a lasting impression upon those! an a decrease of policies of 21o A Beautiful Home FOR SALE Residence of the Late George A. Eels CORNER LINDEN STREET AND PARK PLACE Inquire of C. A. Boyden, Executor, at the Brattleboro Trust Company In Annual Statement of Vermont Mu tual Fire Insurance Company. The annual statement of the Ver mont Mutual Fire Insurance company which was recently issued showed that there was a premium note capital for the protection of policy holders of of $9,122,844 in addition to a surplus of $202,620.49, making the combined sum for the protection of policy hold ers $9,325,464.49. The revenue account showed an ex penditure of $599,787. Ul with an ex cess of outgo over income of $3,800.15. Tho losses for the year were $442, 421.47; commissions $58,836; adjust ment, of losses and examining risks, $8,777.38; taxes, $10,679.01; interest, $5,083.08; reinsurance, $30,060.61; ad ministrative expenses, $13,929.58. The amount at risk on August 1 1914, was 9,632,209 and the number of policies in force 59,438. The total amount of losses paid since organiza tion was $9,333,840.90. The premium notes in force during the year showed a gain of $292,860 with a curtailment of risk of $102,485 In who have heard him After the close of the conference, Dr. Thomas will remain and give a series of Bible lessons which he calls Five Great Christian Fundamentals. In for mer years Dr. Thomas's classes have been well attended and have proved highly beneficial. Many are planning to remain over to take advantage of this opportunity and also to hear the lectuies which are being planned for TRANK E. BARBER. Attorney Room 7. Crosby block. 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