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THE BRATTLEBOltO DAILY REFORMER. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11. 1921.
n x "1 1 ' I i jj T4 - ;;-: J J J When Daniel Webster Spoke to Big Bellows Falls Crowd FATUICK J. HALEY. Syracuse, X. Y. '"I'm ficling like a new man t-ince Tan lac foot bed ami toned up my stomach and t'iT l!i' first time in 40 years can cat a luaity meal ami suffer no distress :i!"t rva:-is." was the remarkable state ment of Patrick J. Haley. 107 Prospect Ave.. Syracuse. N. Y., a well-known iron and : t'vl "worker : "iji!y t !; v. ho have had stomach troii!"!.- in ; had form can know what I suffered dmii; ail those years. I was almost a nervous wreck, too. ami for years i didn't know what it was to pet a K"'d sc.m.'d sleep ;1f ni;;ht. "i ;rot new life and energy from each dose .if Tan!nc and now I'm a well and happy man instead of a sick and miser able i.n.' s I was for so many years. 1 ll vouch for the merit of Tanlac at anv time." Tanlac is sold in Brattleboro by the lirattlchnro Irug Co., Albert Sehroeder, Londonderry, Yt.. and M. G. Williams, l'utne;,, Vt. 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Office 'phune, 429-W. resilience, o rrost, m., phone, 429-K C. R. ALDRICH""M. TV "lT,r- 17 in . o tn 7 to 8. Oilice 'phone, 165-W; house, 165-R.' A-ray w-rk a specialty. C. R. ANDERSON, Surgeon and Physician. Surgery a r;.ecin!ty. Otace and residence, Brocks llo-nj, 123 Main St. Hours: After noons, l.oU to 3. evenings, 7 to 8, except Tues days and Fridays. Sundays by appointment only. 'Phone 2-)6. DR.CRACE W.BTTRNETT, Physician and Surgeon. Market Block, Elliot St. Office hours: 8.30 to 9.30 a. m.; 1.30 to 2.30. and 7 to 8 P. PL Telephone 744-W. o?" HVP',C"?jE"NE Physician and Surgeon. Oince, Bank block. Hours: 1J0 to 3, and 7 to B p. m. Residence. 83 Green St. Telephone connection. Mornings and Sundays by ap pointment only. EDWARD-! LH7MD7S7(?ery a pe nalty. Office, Park Building. 'Phone, 140. Hours, 1 to 4 p m.; 7 to 9 p. m. Residence, I utucy Ku.hI. Thone. 177. Sunday by sd- fointiiient only. " DR. A. I. MILLERTTlooker block. BAttle t'oro. Otuce Jmursj8 Jo 9,1 to 2. 6.30 to 8. W. R NOYES, M. D., Phys!clan-and"SuTg7o, TU f'lr-.Nor5. a,nd Throat. Cdasses fitted. Hrs. 9JLJ-'(!lJ-d. and Sat. Eve. Am. Bldg. DR. HENRY TUCKER. Residence. 12 Grove it '' tci,ei,,'IO,le. 3. Office, - Leonard block. j"Jil-j0to3, and 7 to 8. Telephone, 29-W. DR. H. L. WATERMAN. Office. 117 Main St. Over Kuech s store. Hrs.: 1.30-3, 7-8. Tel. 42-W. W. H. LANE, M. D.. 117 Main St. Hour,: lJcLl ?L7 t0 8 except Sundays. Tel. 789-W. EEL,EI' OsteopathLTPhyTlclin; 110 Barber Bldg. Office hours: 10 to 12 and 2 o ireatment by appointment. Tel. 219-W. HASKINS & SCHWENK7 Attorneyi and Co'u'i sehors atLa. BratUeboro, Vt. Bhr'o BARBER' Uaion Mck. fRAK, E- BAR3ER, Attorney at Law. Barl her Building. BratUehoro. sfcgnS"- 212 Barbcf Bu"d' BARROWS & CO., Wholesale and Retail SMeSS 37 jSS! 22 ts: 'PHONE 354-W Moran & Rolule Funeral Directors Automobile Equipment 57 MAIN STREET Brattleboro, Vermont Was on His Way from Strat ton Mountain Gather ing to Keene (Ily L. S. HATES.) Eighty-one years ago last July Daniel Webster spoke in Bellows Falls to an au dience which at that time was probably the largest gathering of people ever held in this locality. He was on his way back from the memorable convention held on Stratton mountain which in July. IDI.j, was commemorated by the erection of a marker on the mountain. Ue spoke from he upper piazza of the Mansion House, a hotel ' that from 1S2G until it was burned in lS,"i7, stood on the west side of the Square, the front piazza' of which was where the front of the store occupied by Ecnton & Hennessey now is. The date of his speaking here was Wed nesday. July S, IS 10. Rockingham citiztns had been very active in making and carrying out the arrangements for the convention at Strat ton and had taken their full share in the arrangements for, and the carrying out of, this monster gathering which numbered several thousand people on the side of the mountain between Windham and Bennington counties the day before. Over r0 citizens of this town had signed the call for the convention. Although at the busiest time of the year, over 100 voters had gathered June 0. at the "Hotel of Harvey Wood." in Rockingham village, elected seventeen delegates and formed the Tippecanoe Club of Rockingham. Samuel I,. Billings, the tanner, was presi dent, R. Walker was recording secretary, Simon S. Davis corresponding secretary, and George l'erry. Henry Walker. John W. Moore. W. II. Allbee and Ithamar Bolles executive committee. It was "voted that the Whigs en masses attend the district Iog Cabin convention to be holden on Stratton mountain, a; little east of the height of land, near thei turnpike road leading from Arlington toi Wardsboro, on Tuesday, the 7th day of. July next, at 12 o'clock noon." Also, "voted that the hrst meeting of the Tippecanoe Club be holden at Cam bridgeport next Saturday, June 13. at 4 o'clock p. m." Gates l'erry, jr., J. W. Moore and Samuel I.. Billings Avere chosen a committee to draft a constitu tion and by-laws. The records are signed by It. Walker, chairman, with II. II. Bax ter and A. Sargent.- secretaries. i I his club held its final meetins Satur day afternoon, July 4, at the Bellows Falls Stage House, which then stood where Hotel AVindham now does, to com plete arrangements for the town's part in the demonstration. Monday morning. July (5. Rockingham citizens from all parts of the town gath ered by appointment at Cainbridgeport at ll o'clock in every variety of convey ances, many on foot. They proceeded to Townshend where thcy were joined by delegations from Brattleboro. l'utney, AVest minster, Chester. Springfield. Graf ton and many other towns, making a mon ster cavalcade in which Rockingham's delegation was one of th.e largest, if not the largest. AA'ith the Brattleboro dele gation was the honored guest, speaker of the occasion, Daniel AA"etster of the Uni ted State senate, in an open barouche drawn by four coal black horses. The Rockingham delegation, like the others had provided themselves with tents and three day rations. It was estimated that at least 2.0 went from this town, some, however, not going until Tuesday morn ing. The main delegation from here was one of the very first on the grounds, headed by the AA'alpole band. This was followed by a large wagon seating 'AO persons, drawn by six powerful gray hor ses. Ioii the front of this was an ele gant I'nited States flag. IS1!, feet by 10 feet, which had been jwesented by the patriotic ladies of Bellmvs Falls. Ex tending from the rear of the wagon was a large banner, on one side of which were t log cabin and appropriate scenerv with the motto, "A True Emblem of Our Fore fathers." On the reverse sid it bore the legend, "Vermont, Ever Trne to AA'hig I'rineiples." Numerous otbrr banners acompanied the Rockingham delegation. One 'from the village of Cainbridgeport attracted as much attention as. any. ns it read. "We AVere Once Blind, But Now AV'e See.", and was carried by a number of gentlemen of that village who had formerly been supjorters of A'an Buren. The painting of the banners was princi pally done by a man named George F. Johnson who was a carriage and sign painter having a shop on the island and living at that, time on Atkinson street. After the Rockingham tents had been put up one of them had an emblem on the top. a huge pewter plate with the motto. "Harrison Men Don't I'se Gold Plates," referring to the proverbial extravaganc-f of President A'an Buren during his resi dence in the AA'hite House. Throughout the convention the late Capt. AA'alter Taylor was the chief mar shal of the Rockingham forces and as sisted many other delegations in a similar capacity. AA'illiam Henry of Bellows Falls, later a member of congress, was a committee upon resolutions of the conven tion, and was nominated as its candidate for presidential elector, to which position he was. later elected. Cyrus Locke, a pro minent citizen of Saxtons River, was one of the vice-presidents of the conven tion and John W. Moore, editor of the Bellows Falls Ganette, was one of the secretaries. Cp to the time of the assembling of the convention no arrangement naa beeu made, nor had it been deemed possible, that Daniel AVebster would visit Bellows Falls. On account of the prominent part which Rockingham took in the convention and at the urgent request of its large delegation. Mr. AVebster Tuesday morn ing decided he would return this wav and speak to a Bellows Falls audience AA'ed nesday afternoon. Although the notice was very short, and there were no tele phones or telegraphs in those days, a crowd estimated at over 3.000 people had gathered, filling the .whole public square as far down Bridge and AA'estminster streets as the eye could reach. It was the middle of the afternoon be fore the barouche that brought Mr. AA'eb ster. coming by the way of Grafton, Cain bridgeport and Saxtons River, reached the Mansion House where he was enter tained while here. Its proprietor at that time was Capt. Theodore Griswold. Mr. Webster soon appeared upon the upper balcony of the hotel and, being intro duced, spoke in his expressive and elo quent manner for about an hour and a half. A number of those present have told the writer many years ago of the breathless silence of the great audience, except when tliey gave forth their mighty cheers. Gates l'erry, jr.. of Saxtons River and Deputy Sheriff Timothy H. Hall of AA'estminster kept order, ami tra dition says you could have heard a pin drop in anv part of the Square. During Mr. AA'ebster's stay in Bellows rails it is known that he went into two other houses besides the hotel. These were the house on the Ol.T Terrace now owned by James H. AVilliams. then bv Solon Grout, a prominent io!itician of those days, and the small house near the south end of Atkinson street known as the Charles Hapgood house now owned by A. G. Rico. Mr. AVebster went from here to Keene where he spoke next day to a large audience. The Mansion House, where Mr. AVeb ster was entertained, and from which he spoke, was built by James I. Cutler & Co. As statcI at the beginning of this article, it stood where Fenton Ac Hennes sey's furniture store does now. From the main building, and a little back from the street. extending south toward School street stairs, was a long row of horxo sheds, with the onlv public hall of the village over them, south of which stood the hotel barn which extended to where the School street stairs now are. The main building extending back from the street was at right angles with the horse sheds, as shown by a plan of that portion of the Square made in lvif. This plan gives the relative locations and shapes of this and the old Robertson tav ern which stood where Hotel AVindham now is. There was n pump and wooden trough in front of the sheds, by means of which water for horses and for the hotel was drawn from n well hen for the hotel was carried ip at a door opening into the kitchen from the horse shed nearest the house. The stairs lead ing to the public ball over the sheds were through the shed the fartherest from the hotel. It was at this hotel that the his toric banquet was held Dec. 13. lS'JO, to celebrate the arrival of the steamboat Barnet on its way from New York citv bound for Barnet, supposed to be the opening of permanent navigation between tide water and the upper Connecticut river. Many other imiortant events of those early days were also held in this hotel. It was destroyed by firo Nov. 17, l-7. JAMAICA. Shirley Eassett is at home this week. Mr. and Mrs. James Muzzy are away buying Christmas goods. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen and daugh ter, Ina, are in Uoston this week. Although the going is rough automo biles are seen on the streets every day. News has been received of the birth, in Grafton, of a son to Mr. ami Mrs Pearl Stark and grandson to Mr. anil Mrs. A. B. Stark. Tliiifv-nn tvAra - f o f tl.a 1.twW ... m , t, ...... in uv wn A-iiai tea held at Mrs. II. P. ' Boynton'.s test weeK. i ne .next tea wilt be given by members whose names beirin with C. O. A. Johnson's son, M.v O. Johnson, is incapacitated by a bad cut in his leg from an axe. lie is with his daughter, Mrs. Earl Rufus, at Mountain Mills. People of the community are sorry to hear of the serious illness of a former physician, Dr. C. K. Doane of Doston, and are anxiously waiting to fcear of his improvement. Mr. and Mrs. O. A.' Johnson have re ceived news that their son's wife. Mrs. M. O. Johnson, has so far recovered from the pet bear's attack on her last October, as to leave the hospital in North Adams, Mass.. and eo to the home of her mother, Mrs. John Temple, in AVilmington. Eittle Alice Torrey. 9 years old, met with a narrow escape from a fatal acci dent while sliding Sunday afternoon. The child slid into some barbed wire, cutting a four-inch gash under the chin and necessitating the taking of four stitches She is under the care of Dr. Thomas and is recovering rapidly. At the regular business meeting of the l.lh-istian Endeavor society, the following officers and committees were chosen X'' M'ss Mary Robinson; vice pres.", Arm y' IcmlsI reo. and cor. see Mrs l.T- Crowninshield ; treas.. John S. Robinson; organist, Mrs. L. AA". Bemis ; lookout committer Ainu T I' h 11 SPraSup- rs': T. Crown- infill, ui, .irs. it. ti. Williams; praver meeting committee. J. S. Robinson, Mrs ;V.,V -n,"ias. -Mrs. F. Hush. Mrs. H. E. Ailliarns; social com. Mrs. J. S Robin son ami officers and chairman of com mittees. During the month of November four new members were vi.t..,i . ----- '"I'll llliu HIV society. LONDONDERRY ; Mr. and Mrs. AA'illie Tower was in Chester the first of the week. Miss Susie Hoi ton has finished work in Bellows Falls. She visited friends here recently. . Joseph Yands lias sold his place to a party from Massachusetts and is soon to move to the south- village. George and Herbert AVilliams are hav ing electric lights put in. their houses. George Abbot of Springfield is doing their wgi k. Rev. Mr. Rollis from the Congrega tional Missionary soHety of Vermont spoke at the Congregational church Sun day morning. Mrs. Kate Childs has pone tn tha l,r,a of her daughter. Mrs. Frank Melendv of wit- wuiu vuiage. anu ;irs. u aue lias re turned to her home here. Cerizane Balsam FOR THAT COUGH gives quick relief. "Get a1 Bottle Today" at The Park Drug Store Civil Tongue Penalized. Correspondent reports seeing thin singular notice at a watering place In the Isle of AVight : "Any person at tempting ta come on this ferry with out paying his toll or insulting the collector is liable to a fine of 40 shill ings." Boston Transcript. An Electric Cleaner is an efficiency expert in the home Dust douds raised by a broom, circulated by a dust er and finally allowed to set tle back where they came from stood for "cleaning" in the old days but our stand ards are higher now. Oh ! Mr. Business Man Are you willing to run your office without a type writer? Then why expect your wife to run your house without an Electric Cleaner? Pen and ink stood for office efficiency before the advent of the typewriter but how long would your business last if you wrote everything by hand today? Your home should be as efficient as your office. The clean, quick, sanitary way is the Electric way and the Electric way is the ONLY way. SERVICE W Service After Sale Twin State Gas & Electric Co. Wo 4 VERNON. The Grange will meet Saturday eve ning. A. E. AVeatherhejtd has had electric lights installed in his home. Maynard Miller is seriously ill. A trained nurse is in attendance. 1!. A. Streeter spent Sunday In Green field with his brother and family. Mrs. H. A. Staten attended the D. A. R. supper in Ilrattleboro AVednesday. A. G. Raracs was in Doston last week. He returned with a I'ackard touring car. .Airs. E. C. Tenney visited her. daugh ter. Mrs. Durrington, in Drattleboro last week. Mr. and Mrs. E. Nourse of Greenfield spent the week-end with his sister, Mrs. It. Ii. Miner, and family. AV. D. Johnson has put several hard wood floors in his house the past week. Edgar Aldrich was the carpenter. .Airs. Charles Long and infant son of Mountain Mills were recent guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Robinson. Union church, Rev. E. E. Jones pastor. Sunday morning worship at 10.45.' Sun day school at noon. Christian Endeavor at 7, followed by evening service at l.'V). Miss Claudia Twiss goes Friday to spend Christmas vacation at her home in A Vol cot t. Miss Mary Courcelle and Miss Elizabeth Carter go to their homes in Rutland. Over $11 was realized at the recent en tertainment and sale given by the Center school pupils and their teacher. Miss Twiss. which will be used toward paying for their vietrola. The Center, Fond and, AVest schools close Friday afternoon for the Christmas vacation, , with Christmas tree and pro gram by the children, to which parents and friends are invited. there will be a Christmas entertain ment and tree nt the m ii"'i . i ttiti evening at 7.4.". A small admission fee will he charged. .The proceeds to be used ivl improvements in incir scliool room. The Home of the Christmas Club Twenty collars in Gold Will Be Paid December 15, 1922, by THE BRATTLEBORO TRUST COMPANY (THE HOME OF THE CHRISTMAS CLUB) to the two members of the 1922 Christmas Club who submit the nearest estimates FIRST: $10.00 Total Number of Accounts Opened in 1922 Club. SECOND: $10.00 Total Amount Deposited in 1922 Club This contest is open to any member of our Christmas Club who completes his payments during the 50-week period of the Club, but-no estimate will be considered if made by a director, officer or employe of this bank, or by anyone after January 15, 1922. For further information inquire at the CHRISTMAS CLUB window. Join Now the 1922 Christmas Club Twenty Dollars in Gold THE BRATTLEBORO TRUST COMPANY (THE HOME OF THE CHRISTMAS CLUB) (To be filled in and signed) The Brattleboro Trust Company TWENTY DOLLARS IN GOLD CONDITIONS All contestants must be members of our 1922 Christmas ChtU anfi u 1 1 u r Cf. i , . "l,mas uud and must make their weekly payments Uedt ncdtyoWuf;rjnuVl59d2V2?nCe' "' My estimate of Total Accounts in your 1922 Club is My estimate of Total Deposits in your 1022 Club is : Name Subscribe for Tte REFORMER .....I.. ---... ' A (hires A Marked Nose. .11 Christmas Club Account No II "Jack, what causes those marks on J Kffl : . 1 I H-Yrk ' "" "AG "Glasses of what? "London Mail. r l r fhXS "CAP" oTUBD9 --, ' - ' They Ju,t IWl fie to Count! rrotected ij 0.rte Matthew Adam, Bl EJ.i. fHBZlp4 W ll&T I TELL YOO ll IP VOU MN'T HP.VET tjl '" vJELl. 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