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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1892.
5 funeral services were held at tlio I'ongrega iioiihI oharoh, oondnoMd iy Rjv. CF. w. tiallagher Of Montpelier, Mn. Hooker was highly osteemed ly her many friends, who stncerely mnnrn her departnro. The Oood Temtilars held a succ.essful fnbllc meeting In the ('ongregational church, Sunday evening, with a good at tindanee, neopie being present frnni Cabot, Marshfield and Kast ("alais. W. A. Lotd and I'. I.- I.yons of Montpelier were pres e nt and add'ressed tho meeting, to the dc light of the andlpnee. One of the interest ing exerclses of the evening wm a reclta tion hy Miss Bessie flould of Cabot, which WM well roceived. A choriis. mado up of the different choirs of the village, rendered exeellent music. Pittsfield. Mrs ('. Dlngman Is still In poor hcalth. Mr. atid Mrs. ('. B. George returned fnmi their visit to Hartford, laHt, Saturday. Thrce inohes of snow fell last Satur ilay night. Axie Kannoy was kicknd in the face, laat, week, hy a colt but not nnrl OnilS Injured. Kiinice Vail returned to Vermont Methodist Seminary, last Mon dy, to attend the winter term of tohool, ' Mrs. Jonathan Uanney has returned from her vistt to New Hampshire. Our village school commcnced last week Monday. John Esterbrook of Shelburne is the teacher. Mrs. A. C Brown has returned from her visit to West Kandolph, aud has been cpilte poorlv in health sinoe, hnt is convalescent. Kuniee Baldwin OOnBMBOWl her school last Momlay in the Mllll district. . Josio Ranney OOm menced her school last week in the ttanney district. North Kandolph. Mr. Flint of Campville has moved to Williamstown. Mr. Farr of (Iranville hought tlie llial Weston farm for 3,000. The ladies' aid soeiety tnet with Mrs. Caroline Durkee last. Wednesday. I.orenzo Kihby and H. M. Oaylord report loss on tlie ponltry tliey carried to market. Ijbb Blodgett , who is having the whooping-cough and chickcn-pox, seems to he failing. . J. H. Sprague hai SOld the Ezra Dnrkee farm to a Mr. Fletcher, from tlie north part of the state, Mr. Smith, wlio lmardn witli Waltor Buibllll, lias rented the slioe-Hhop of Cono lirotliera and hnng out a sign, " U. t. Smitli harneHR naker." West Kiindolph. Tlie question of the town liipior agency is yet undecided. A very pleasant sociahle was held at F. E. DuHois' last Thuraday evening- The ureatnery is shipping an average of rwelve cans of creatn daily to Boston now. Fred Huntington has on sale some very Attractive viows of the butldlng and streets of the village. The lailies of the Christian ohnroh served a boiled dinner and hash supper in their vestries, last Thursday. An interestint; proKramme, oonsisting of . c.antata, music, otc, is heing prepared hy the members of the Baptist Sabbath-school for Christmas. G. 8. Moulton has in operation in his t irns and dairy, a system of twenty-tive iu- andesoent electric lights. Water power is nsed for running thu uiotor. Mr. and Mrs. ,J. Callahan have gone to Hanover, N. H., to work for K. W. Morse, proprietor of the Wheelock house. W. B. Viall was in New London andHoston, last week on business. Miss Kannie lloss is able to be at work in the telegraph otHce .igain, after a two weeks' illness. George E. Gould, forinerly of this place, uow eonductor on the electric street car Hne in Boston, was in town last week. Kred Bryant has moved into the rooms vacated hy Mrs. Steveus on ( 'entral street. Roxbury. Marshall Spalding dieil last I'riday at ieorge Williams', wliere he has been cared for. The funeral was on Monday. Mrs. Edn n Williams, Edgar .Spalding and Josepli Harris were called to town by tlie deatb of their brother, Mnrshall Spalding. Guy Wright, who has been sick for some time, is no better. South Ryegate. Tlianksgiving services were held in both tbttrofaoti A. T. Gay is linishing the back part of his tore for a uarber-shop. N. T. George was drawn for petit juror, rad is at court this week. Frauk McCole has completedhis big b.irn, one of the Knest in this section. Did you see Jack Rogers dance the new ' ' tab " step flgure last Tuesday night? The Blue Mountain granite works shipped a car of granite to the West last week. The Blue Mountain granite works will bid on the stone-work for St. Albans, new poBt-ofhce. I'ringle Gibson attaohed the property of Mrs. Joseph Quiut, so that the auction sale did not uonie off . Theodore Smith has once more changed his mtnd, and thinks he will wiuter in Ver mont instead of Florida. Mrs. Alva George died last Friday. She had been sick for six months. The funeral eremonies were held on Monday. The selectmen announce that they have two pairg of tine oxen for sale, weighing t,400 and :t,!00. These oxen ean be seeu at Jauies B. I.aurie's, in Newbury village. A large stone was drawn from the moun tain, last week, weighing 17,000 pounds. It was drawn on two wagons by ten horses. The Ryegate Granite Works will make this into a monument to go to Gettysburg. Mr. and Alrs. Will Darling celebrated tlie tenth anniversary of their marriago last week Wednesday evening. Their frivnds met at the house and afterwards went to the hall and danoed till midnight returuing to the house for supper. Tlie Montpelier orchestra furnislieil music. Tlie ladies of this place are trying to ar range for a leoture oourae. They will seoure a series of btgh-olaM entertaiDtnentii if they have success in thesale of the course tickets. The lirst lecture will be given in the old Ohurob on Friday evening, 1 )ecetnher !', by ltev. J. E. Farrar, who will describe a trip in Knglaud, Bcollaiidaud France. This is a rine lecture, and we hopo the church will Ih tilled. If tlie ladies make a success of this, they will have auother soon. James McClure is ,iiit.e Hick. Fred Whicher returned to Manchester, last Weil nesday. West Topsham. Winslow Corliss and family of Lyndon are visitiug with Mr. and Mrs. G. K. (.'hurch, parents of Mrs. Corliss, for a few days. Hirain T. Wood is gaiuingfrom his recent shock. Christof Kreiner of Woodbury is visiting at Ir. WalJion's for a few days. z Siuce the grand celebra tion of the 'J.r)th ult . , things have got settled liowo anl buaineu is about as usual. " C. F. Smith wai ln ( IbelMa last week aud there took the oath of otlice as sheriiT for Orange county. : Mrs. M. H. Hight went to Montpelier last Monday as matron of the boarding-bouse at the Seminary. She is accompauieil by ('hester aud Luther Hight. her sons. Ralh Newton aud Arthur White returned to their studies on Monday. l)r. Watson has been mak ing some additions to tlie stable-room in his baru. Miss Aiiua E. Watson has re turned from her vauatlou, and begau her school last Monday in East Orange. The trade between Mrs. Meaker and Will I'rescott has fallen through, and Mrs. Meaker still has the property ou her hauds. C. M. Tublis ntarted on his northeru trip for C. F. Smith & Co., last Monday. . Wallace Campbell is to tnove into the Charles Mills house and board bis help white lumberiug. A. K. Martin is -.topping with Mrs. Hilas Batchelder, his sister, for a few days. Waitsfield. Miss Frankie Horuer, daughter of the late John Horner, is very sick with pneu- uionia. The Good Templars' annirersary oyster supper will le held at the 6ougregational vestry, Friday evening, Deceuiher 10, and a geueral invitation is exteuded to the good people of the place to partake of tlie irood things wilh thein at twenty-llve cents each. C'aptain and Mrs. II. N BntbDtll re turned last Thursday from a protracled visiting tour in New York and Connecti cut. Miss Carrie fircen, teacher In thn upner school In the village, has been obliged to give up the school on accouut of a serious illness. Casslns .loslln had a had fall last Satur day, and is suffering from a hroken shoul der and hadly spralned wrlst In conse quence. John L. Gleason of East Warren had the misfortune to lose a well tilled pockethook, eltherinthis village or at David Joslln's auction, last Saturday. At the annunl meeting of Ainsworth Post No. .'10, O. A. It., Saturday evening, Deoembei the fidlowiug ofllcers were electod: Ciiinmander, t'aplain II. N. Rusb- nell; senior vlce commander, O. M. Eaton, junior vlce commander, fl. J. Stockwell: (iiiartermaster, E. A. Fisk ; surgeon, Wil- liam F. Wilder; chaplain, Bcnjamin I'oland; Offloel Of the da. J. Wells 1'almer; otlicer of the guard, II. A. Minor; delegate to de parttnent encapment. Bert Chamberlain; alternate, John G. Ijewis. A commlttee was appolnted to arrange for an anniver sary vlsit to be held January 0, the twenty rlrst anniversary of the organization of the post. Warren. W. P. Thayer is rejoicing over the birth of a son. There will be an auction at J. Stetson's to morrow (Thursday). Irvlng Heath oul his foot qtllte hadly while chopping on the mountain. Mrs. Steven I.adue Is to spend the winter in East Bethel. : I,. M. Heath was in Grauvillo last wi'ek. S. Bruco Is to move Into one of B. F. Shaw's tenements. Bert Moody has moveil on to the Hiram Stevens farm. W. A. Blair, who is tetchlng in Granville, was home over Sunday. I N. N. Rohiusou was in (iranville last Saturday on business. Allen Grernslit is to reinove to Bristol soon. l " 1 C. 8tone has reinoved toone of G. W. Cardell's tenements. Anson Swan of Granville was in town Saturday. Washington. M. It ( urtis of Orange was elected i'omi mander of Smith postG. A. R., of this place, last Saturday evening. The ladies' mite soeiety meets with Mrs. T. F. S. Thurber on Wednesilay afteruoon and evening of the present week. Messrs. George W. Downing and W. E. Worthley have been appointed deputy sher ItTs for this place by Sheriff Sinilli. The village lobooll opened for the winter term on Monday with Miss Boyles of Cabot and Miss Towers of Richmond as teachers. The town party given by Ira ('. Calef aud sister, on Wednesday evening of last week, was one of the largest social gatherings that Washington has had for many a day. The Calef mansion presented a husy and bril liant scene from " early candle light " till long past miilnight, and the occasion was thoroughly eujoyed by theassemhled guests. To enuinerate those present would be but to simply copy the grand list of the town, with tlie addition of tlie ladies helonging to tlie different families, aud with a nuinber from out of town. There were, of course, some of the Washingtonians who were conspicu ons by their abisence, oti account of sickncss or other good and sutticient reasons: but it is very rare to see so many of our towns people togetlier. Miss LttOT Calef was aagUted reoelving by Miss Martlia Taylor and Miss Lydia White; while the brotheis of the host were indefatigable iu their ef forts to entertain the I'ompany and make everyone feel at home. The many rare and valuable novelties and ourloa brought from abroad hy Mr. and Miss Calef, and wblcb are noticeable iu almost every nook aud corner of the hospttable man.sion, were suli jects of much interest aud admiration to all, wlnle tlie spacious rooms were loiinu none too large for the crowd, which niimbered about 150. The toilets of many of the ladies were rich aud attractive, and had " Jenklns " of the metropolitan press been presei.t he would have doubiless written of tbetn Bometbing after this fashiou: Miss Lncy Calef, black silk and velvet, dtamonds; Miss White, hrown silk aud velvet: Mrs. H.A. White, black silk and polnt laoe; Mrs. I)r. Warner, light silk with black lace over dress; Mrs. S. E. Carpeuter, hlaik silk: Mrs. B. K. Houghton, silk warp henrietta; and bandsome costumea were also woru by Mrs. Q. O. Calef, Mrs. J. F. Calef, Mrs. W'. G. Eastiuan, Mrs. -N. (J. l'owers, Mrs. G. E. Huniington, Mrs. L. D, Tillotson, Mrs. A. T. Newman, Mrs. Eleazer Smitli, Mrs. (i. W. Downing, Mrs. R. McDouald, Mrs. A. C. Dickey, Mrs. E. F. Brown, Mrs. N. G. Moody, and many others too numerous to nientlon. A eollatiou was served through out the eveuing, and the receptiou was cordial in tlie highest degree, aud as heart ily appreciated by all the guests. Waterbury. Governor Fuller was iu town last Wednesday, and attended the Methodist fair. One person was haptized and received on probation at the Methodist church last Sunday. 8hepp's photographs of the world, a spleudid holiday gift. Orders for it can he left with Miss Alice Colby. The ladies of the Methodist rhurch hegan on Tuesday to sew the 500 yards of carpet ing needed for their new church. C. N. Arnis and wife have deeded the corner store, occupied by Wyman & Wal lace, to Fred I.uce; consideration, $:i,500. It is said that the liquor agency has been moved to ColbyvUle, aud tliat Anton Landl has been sclccled to veud the ard, iil to those who need it. The asylum tnistecs met last Thursday and clci ii il Or. W. II. Giddiugs permaueut superintendi'iit. This is an eleciiou which will allord uinversal satisfaction to people in Waterbury. Thrce persons united witli tlie Congrega tioual church, last .Sunday, on confessiou of faltb. and one by letter. This was Rev. Mr. Wheeler's laat Sunday, and tlie attend ance was good in s)iite of the storiu. Mrs. M. M. Knights entertained twenty six of tlie members and Tricnds of the ladlea' union of the Oongregatlonal soeiety at her home last Tuesday afteruoon. Tea was served and a very pleasant social visit was enjoyed. I)r. Henry Janes has been sick for the week past with acute bronchitis. He has answered scvcral urgent professional calls but his oonditlon has lieensuch as to render continement to the house a matter of pru deuce. He is still ipiite ill. Hon. George W. Randall is contiued to the house hy a severe attack of acute bron chitis. Mr. Randall is one of Waterbury's iiiost active and pushiug business meu. All classes will regret his enforced inactivity and bope for his speedy recovery. 8heriff Howe was iu town on Saturday to settle the question of who shall )e ap pointed deputy Bherlff. As a result of his investigations, the proper papers were sent to CharlcH ('. tiraves uu Monday's mail, aud he is probahly uow a properly accredited offioer, Rev. Mr. Covell of Flint, Mtch., is to preach at the ('ongregational church uext Sunday. While he does not uonie as a cau didate in the ordinary sense of the word, there is hopo that It may be mutually satis factory for hltn toremaiu and till the pulpit vacated by the Rev. Mr. Wheeler. A very pleasant feature of the social given by the ladies' union, last Friday evening, was the preseutation of a purse of upwards of a hundred dellars in nioney to the Rev. 8. H. Wheeler and other glfts to other members of the family. Two hun dred and twenty-llve persons were pres ent. Rev. 8. H. Wheeler, wife aud daughter Frances start for Redlauds, Cal., Friday, December !). They will go over the Santa Fe route, and will be accompanied by John Seabury, formerly of this dac.e, aud a son of Buperintendeut Wheeler of Burlington, Good wlshes will go wllh thcm from amul titude of friends. There will bn a quarterly i unference of thn Methodist chur'h, on Wednesday even ing of this week, for the purpose of deeding the church and slte now OOOUpled by the soeiety and a hundred fcct on the rcnr of thoslto of the new cdiurch to a svndicate, conslsling of W. I". Ollllngham, J. W. Moody, G. E. Moodv and ' S Conant. The consideration Is $1,000. The young ladies of tho I.end a-Hand So eiety 01 the Methodist church gave a fair at the assetnb'y hall of tho new church, on Tuesday and Wednesday ot last week. Tht not proceeds were $S0D, Great credlt Is dM to Mrs. Ollllngham and the yviung ladies for the untiring inilnstry with which they had worked for weeks previous to the sale, and for the faet that there was noth iug in OOBDMtlon with the fair that was QOl In kecping with the highest inlerests of tlie cburcli for whose Denettt, It was noui. The hobbin factory of the Messrs. Frary is moved to Charlomont, Mass., this week. The loss of this Industry will he sevorely felt In Waterbury. This removes from town George Frary, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Frary, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Oreene, Mr. and Mrs. Charlcs Greeno, Mr. and Mrs. Will BuSMlli Mr. and Mrs.Georgo Blair, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Miner, Mr. and Mrs. I'lant, Will Besset aud young llunter. The Frary hobbin factory at Jonesville will also be moved to Charlomont, and from both ptacea fourteen active Christian workers will go to help swell the ranks of the church in ( 'harlc motit. At their annual meeting, last Friday night, tlie members of F.dwin Oillingham post, G. A. R , elected the following ohicers: Commander, D. A. Gray; senior vice-com-maiider, Joseph lliitchinson ; junior vice I'ommander, M. I.. Henry; quartermaster, I. H. Elliott; chaplain, J. W. Sleeper; sur geon, J. Q. Knappj o. O., Daniel lluss; O. G., Lee Kirby. J. J. Oolby was appointed adjutant, and G B. Evans and J. J. Colby were elected delegates to the department encampment at itutland, with '.(). Humph roy aml E. C Crossett as altcrnates. The executive commit.tee consists of Daniel Russ, J. W. Sleeper and W. R. KlilOtt. J. J. Colby, who served in the navy during tlie war, was inltiateii as a nieiiiiier, anu a com mlttee was appointed todraft resolutions on tlie death of the late W. H. Crossett. Hon. W I'. Oillingham and mother spent the Nabbath at Hartford. Conn., in com pany with Miss Jane Oillingham. L. J. Roberts is inoving his house across tlie road. Mr. and Mrs. 0. N. Arms are in Montpelier for the present. They are the kind of people Waterbury dislikes to lose. A. 11. Cheuey and wife came from Stowe on Sunday to attend Rev. Mr. Wheeler's last Sunday servico. i : A set, of the People's Cyclopa dia is to be put into tho ColbyvUle school-house. Williamstown. A paper is in olrculatlon for funds for a hrass banil. George Edwards has moved his family to Barre, where he is working at stone- cutting. William Wssett may return rrom scot- land about New Year s, aud his family a little later. Dan Tihbetts. hlacksmith at the Wells, & I.auison ipiarry, has moved into the J. M. Hass house. There is a large per cent of increase in tlie numher of boxes receutly aihled to tlie post-ollice. C. E. Savage is going to St. Albans to work iu one of the car shops, but his family will remain here for the present. Frank I.ougee and wife arrived here last Saturday from Texas, where he had pro poseil to speud the winter for his health. George P. Robertson returns from North Beld to flnd work with John Duffas, with whum he served two years' apprentlceablp. It is reported that a son-in-law of J. N. Boblnaon IS to open a furniture store in the new huilding just east of the Beckett & Gale store. The course of the recent legislature in re fusiug to pnbliah aud oiroulate the new laws as heretofore, in the newspapers, meets with uufavorable comment here- abouts. Town Superintendent Horace Farnham is to taaoh a winter term of school in East Barre. He will also teach an eTentng school in our village if sutlicient encour agement shall he given him. Jeweler Rice and druggist Brush have taken possession of their rooms in the new Beckett hlock. Tlie rooms present a very alfractive appearanco. Mr. Rice has been appointed express agent here. The Uuiversalist soeiety will act as " host " in the union Christmas festivities here. If practicable, a very nleasing can tata, given some years ago, will he repeated undei the etlicient leadership of John Lynde, Jr. Last Tuesday being the tenth anniver sary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Robinson, the occasion was celebrated by a goodly numher of friends and neighbors who testitied in the usual manner, with glfts of mouey, etc. Much interest is felt in the matter of an eveniug school tocontinue through the win ter. It is hoped this week may show that a suitable place and teacher, with the requUite numher of pupils and amount of ! funds, can be had to begiu auch a school. Au amusing little instauce of forgetful- ! ness receutly occurred in a telephone otlice i where a maid olllciates. She had " bal looed " herself to the very verge of distrac-1 tion; but when a moineut of relief came he presently bethought herself that the j lire Hiieht need atteution. Going to the stove she opened it and, the professional salutatiun still runningln lier mind, shouted I " halloo." We hear of townsfolk who have SUOCess fnlly tested the Keeley cure for the tObaOOO hablt -thoiigh in one instance the " hank-: eriug " for tlie weed remains. A druggist : elsewhere tells us that one of his priucipal ! morpliine customors has been cured at I Montpelier, Au ucquaiutam e who was a victim of drink, and who was cured at Montpelier, tells us that as yct be is far from feeling strong, out no trimts time to reetore the old vigor of body. A little more than liu.lt a century ago there died iu this place an old woman who had been notorious here for years for cer- tain unwomanly traits of cbaracter. A former resiilent, receutly looking over books in the Congressional Lihrary at Washington, D. ('., OOpied the following from a book he came across: "Mrs. Butler, the town hully of Williamstown, Vermont whipping every lnaii in it who opposed or ollended lier largo-sized and tremeudous iu strength, was rlned some $500 for assault and battery on men. She was feared by all who kuew her. Her only child, a fool, very flerc.e and ferocious, is uow contined iu a cage mostly under ground, chaiued aud (ed like au auimal. Ile has such tremendous strength that he holds a crow-bar straight out with one hand by grasping its eud." There is, how ever, a tradition here that Mrs. Butler quailed before the late Oarlus Prlde, Esq. a man ot ouly mediuin lilfl aud strength. She also had auother son, who, we helieve, was a respected citizou of Washington at one time. Siimmarjr of New-.. Vermont. Ei.mfr Rkkh of Kutland fell twenty feot from a railroad brldge, and was hadly In jured. T. BlAVORT, a laborer, was ba lly cut up hy the OWI at Miildlebury last Monday evening. At the medlcal convention at the City of Mexico, Ir. H. D. Ilolton of Brattleboro was i hosen ticasiirer. Rr.v. A. R. Mkrkiam of Brattleboro has been called to the i hair of practlcal thooloKy in the Hartford (Conn.) Theologlcal Sem inary. " Wiiitr ( Ars " have reappeared at Ran clulph. .S. Kinney is the object of their dls pleasure, and Iu? has been ordered out of town. Thk stores of James Whitnoy and an Italian grocory store at Bennington wore entered hy butglars, last Tliursday night, aud a quautlty of goods stolen. Tna contract for the coustruction of a publlc huilding at Worcester, Mass., has been awardcd to the Vermont Marble Com- pany of Proctor, at its bid of 1180,009, Josiah K. Drwrv, who represented Mid dlebury in the late legislature, died last Friday, the result of au attack of apoplexy justalter his return from Montpelier. A forri'Inrk wanteil to get from St. Al bans to Burlington, last Friday, anit trieil to raise the wind hy hulldo.lng several ladies. He got out of town before Sheriff Kelley " lit " on him. Thr next encampment of tho Department of Vermont G. A. R., will be called by De partment Commander Henry to meet in Itutland some time between the lst and 15th of Fehruary next. Mrs. Ai.iirut Chai-man of Middlebury fell from the pia..a of lier residenco, last Friday, and died a few hours later. One arm was hroken, the spiue hadly injured, and lier head crushed. SAMt.Rt. Currir, the notorious colored St. Albans burglar, has been soutenced to three years in state pnson. Althoiigh only t weuty-six years old, Currie has had tweuty uine senteuceH prouoitnceit upou him. Govrrnor Fi.i.LRH has commissloned Captaiu F. W. Childs of Brattleboro, who receutly resigned the captaincy of the Estey guard alter sixteen years' active ser vlce, majur by brevet. As the commissiun states, the honur is " for long aud faithful service." Thr twenty lirst annual sossion of Ver mont state grange will he held at Brattle boro, Deoembei i:;, ll and 15. Special round trip tickets will he sold at all sta tions, to accommodate those attending the meeting, by all tho roads. Special tickets for the state grange meeting should be called for. Pknsions have been granted to these Vermoutors: Original, Charles A. Kennon, James W. Wuituey, Henry T. Johnson, Ariuand M. Pantieid, William D. Munson, John Kannan, Eil.vard Wheeler, Harriet 1. Shepard; additioual, Charles K. Panliehl, Horace P. Etuersou; reissue, Edmund F. Perkins. Prokkssor J. R. Whkrlrr sailcd for Atheus, Greece, Saturday, to take the chair of Greek literature iu the American school of classical studies. He has been professor of Greek in the L'uiversity of Vermout for the past three years and is uumhered among tlie best Greek scholar.s iu the United States. He at tended the school to which he gous iu 1882-83, and graduated from the L'uiversily ol V eimoiil iu Thk Champlain Valley Association met at Burlington, last Saturday, and elected the following otlicers: President, U. A. Woodbury, with numerous vice-presidents; secretary, K. W. J. Hawkiusof Burlington; treasurer, F. E. Burgess of Burlington; ex ecutive commlttee, 0. M. Spauldiug, H. G. Root, L. H. Talcott, E. C. Smith, C. W. Brownell and V. II. Wells; superintendent, E. C, Mower ot Butlingtou; audltora, C. M. Spauldiug aud I.. 11. Talcott. A direotor from each couuty was chosen. Thr State Board of Agriculture has or gauized by the eleotlon of C. M. Winslow of Brandon, general secretary, aud Hon. Victor I. Spear of Braintree, clerk. It has lieen decided to collect statistics of the " abandoued farms," the inunufacturing, minlng aml agricultural resourccs of the state, which will be compiled for a rejiort to be published chicfly for distribution at the World's Fair to advertise the attraclions of Vermont. The board desires that the towns wishing to have the Board hobl uieetings witli them should make application at ouce. It is expected ttiat the wiuter's prograinme of tueetiugs will be made out by January 1, aud it is tberefore desirable that such towns notlfy the secretary, ('. M. Winslow, Bran don, as soou as possible. Barnard, Sumner & Putnam Co, KSTAHI.ISIIK.il IMK IM'illil'MKA l'H M WORCESTER, Mass., Dtcember 7. Wealher lo-day : Fair. OUR HANDKERCHIEF DEP'T. best sDot in cntirely war- than any in one 2jc our special lioliday nomeelln Chicaiio is haviug au epidemic of crime, and masked highwaymen are carrying things with a liigh hand. Thr skeleton of a man, probahly a tramp, has been found iu the ruins of the farm buildings of Mrs. J. G. Brown, at North Haverhill, N. H. Rev. Db. John Withrrspoon Scott, President Harrison's aged fatlier-in-law, died at the White House last week Tues day. The funeral was held Thursday, and the remains were taken to Washington, Pa. Six safes helonging to as many different nrmi iu tlie big offioe building, corner of Washington anu Dearhorn streets, Chicago, were blown open aud riHed last Thursday night. The building is within oneMpiare of tlie city hall aud polioe headquarters. At Tauuton, Mass., last Friday, the grand jury indicted Lizzie Borden for the murder of ner mother and father, at Fall River, Auguitl, A third Indiotment is keptse cret, as tlie party indicted is not iu custody. It is surmised, however, that the party "is reporter Henry G. Trickey of the Boston Qfobe, and that the charge is tamperiug with governmeut witnesses. Ric'HAKD Maokk aml a man uamed Car miohael, both white, were lynobed at. Ben lou, La., last Weduesday, for tlie muriter of Mrs. Ellle Linglo. Magee, who marrieil Mrs. Liugle's daughter, tuanaged thejilanta I iou for his mother-iu-law, but things did not mn smouthly. After a quarrul Salurtlay he got Carmlohael to decoy Mrs. Llngle out of the huuse, when he ihot her iu the tbroat, kiliiug her iustanllv. Joaara ECaxb murdered his wifeatErle, N. Y., last week Kane then ran to the tracks of the Pluladelphia and Krie rail road, and, ollmblng on to a car which stood on a grade, uncoupleil it. Releasiug the brakes, he started it down the hill. When sulticieut speed had been obtaincd, he jumned from the car, aud, BlngiBg blltttelf across the rail, ended his life by having his head cut off. Hrnky G. Trhkry, the Boston O'lobe reporter who wrote the seusational story about the Lizzie Borden murder case and was under iiidictinent, met with a tragic deutb at RamlltOU, Out., Saturday. In at tempting to catch a moving train at the Grand Truuk statlon, he slipped and was swung uniler the cars and his life was crushed out. At tho time it was thought that his nauie was Henry Melzar. Before the grand jury met at Fall River Trickey fOOHTlUD ON I1UHTH 1'AOX.l Has always been instinctively recognizcd as the Ww I'.nirlnntl nn Wntrn to Knv lint-iflL-crcliiclc That feeling on the part of the people' rantccl. Its pcrtcctly natural. We make stronger handkerchicf prcparations other house, we lnvariably otfer better valucs. One Christmas is hardly over before we are planning for the next Christmas. So heavy are our handkerchief transactions that in Belfast, Ireland, and in Paris, France, and in the Swiss markets, our name is almost as well known as in Worcester. Not since the Barnard, Sumner & I'utnam Co. commenced business on the present spot, has any holiday season opened with so large a number of such inspiring handkerchief offers as we shall awake the community with this holiday season. We have planned for it. We have quadrupled our scefor it. We have quadrupled our help for it. Even with these precautions it will be wise for our patrons to send in their orders for handkerchiefs as soon as possible. ONE THOUSAND DOZENS. One tkousand dozens of one kind not a dozen less quantity enough to swamp the average dry goods man. These 1 2,000 handkerchiefs are of JAP. SILK AND GHIFFON, Elaborately embroidered in white and colored silk corner and on the scalloped edges. Regular price, regular vaue. brice, 12 i-2c each. JAP. SILK HANDKERCHIEFS. Drummers' samples. This lot is one of the most sought for in the whole handkerchiel market. Again we have captured it third time as before, our price will be 50c each. 1'he value we guarantee to be 62 1-2C, 75c and $ 1.00 each. The embroidery is dainty and deep in white, colors and black; as are also tne grounds. Pertect and clean goods. This is the most important bargain we otfer. We cannot guarantee that you will get these handkerchiefs unless you order early. Late comers will surely be losers. SWISS HANDKERCHIEFS. Ladies'; embroidered. These are remarkable intwoways: . The price. II. Singular beauty of desiyn. Our holiday price is 25c ; before the holidays the price was 50c. Atter December 25 it will be 50c for another year. If we do say it, these handkerchiefs are the prettiest for the woney erer sioivn. INITIAL HANDKERCHIEFS, 5c Elacli. You all know them. They are the same as we sold 200 dozens of in one September week. 500 dozens to 0e sold before December 2j. Hand-worked initials in white or colors. NO GENTLEMAN Ever purchased we thoroughly believe it such an embroidered initial handkerchief as we snah astonish our gentlemen friends with at 12 l-2ciEacli For the ensuing twenty days. Line in texture and rinish, wide hem. two-inch richly embroidered initials. PDRE LINENHANDKRGHIEFS. :ach Ladies'; neat, narrow ; regular 20c quality. hem ; tine, small Unlaunuered initials ; 12 1 2C CHOICE INITIAL HAriOKERCHIEFS, unusually tine qualities for the prices At Jjc and 2JC-ouen-work initials but ten of the wonderi'ul values There are twenty other offers. absoluteiy useless to try to give of the magnitude of either the VVe cannot begin to tell the story should tell it as it deserves to uicredulous. seem Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report So tar we have named in holiday handkerchiets. We give it up. it is vou an adeuuate idea . stock or ot the bargains. in this column, and it we be told, the story would CHRISTMAS APBONS Of fine sheer lawn, satin stnped. with sprigs and sprays of tlowers printed in nature s tints. 13ut the biggest thing about them is that our price is 25c each while everybody else is asking 37 1-2C. All orders by mail will have prompt atteution. Do not delay. r 1 Rpvkinrf Pomler H Slltf & PllHI Cl ABSOUTTELY PORE Worcester, Mass.