VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE. JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY DECEMBEU 21, 1898
Uiiion JMiial Fire iDsnrance Co.
. M()NTl'KI,IHlt, VT.
Jnmes W. Itrnclc... Vrcsltlent
llcrliort V. Itrlclim Vlco l'rcsldont
Ilnrlnii W. Krmp Src'y nnil Trcaa'r
Isaucs l'olicies on nll clnssos of Insurablo Frop-
crty. Fnrely n Vermont Compntiy.
Aimiuntof Inaiirniico ln I'orcc, S14.001, 574.84
I'rcniluiii Nolcn lli ITorco 1, 207. 537. 00
Atronts wauted in n.11 towna whoro llio Company
is not now roprosoiited.
DIRECTORS-James W. Brook. Arthur D.
Fnnvell, Hiram A. Hiiso, Jolm H. Sontcr, Ilnr
lnii W. Kenip, Tliomns Mnrvin. Fred Blnnchard,
1). D. Ilcnicnwny, T. Hoxio ilnll, G. M Cnmn
IjcII, Frnncis Swilser, K. Ilcnry l'owoll, frank
lin D. Unlo. Ilcrbert F.IJrurhmu, Geo.WMJ. ards-
ioy. iionry Jl. Alofnrintiu, uiirns -. uugi uuuu
N. Woodllii, Jolm II. Morrifield, Fred G. Field.
WARM FOOTWEAR IN GREAT VARIETY AT THE
10 Button Overt nitern aml extra
anil misscs nl the "Old Itollnblo Slioe
Ladios and contleHien's Felt Solo
Relinblc Shoo Storn."
J Luinhcrmcn's Snng Proof Ovcrs
"Oid RoliaMo Slioe Slore."
rRICES AIUS KIlillT at the "U.rt
G. H. SH1PMAN,
WE HAVE A LARCE LINE OF
Watches, Rings, Bracelets, Brooches, Lace Pins, Vest Chains,
Guard Chains, Neck Chains, Mirrors, Brushes, Combs, Pun
gents, Manicure Sets, Toilet Sets, Whisk Brooms, Puff Boxes
Sterling Silver antl Silver Plated Ware.
Do not forget the Kodak and the Kodak Albums. Our
stock is complete and PRICES REASONABLE.
A. C. STOWE, Jeweler,
C0RNER 0F MAIN AND STATE STREET, MONTPELIER, VT.
MIsb Flora Scngol is teacblng achool ln
Miss Anna Boker ot Barre vlsltod Iier
parents over Sunilay.
O, E. Moody returned from lils Boutbern
trlp Sunday tnorning.
E. T. Seabury la qulte 111 and ia belng
carod for by Ur, Grout.
Fred O. Luco was conflned to tho houae
a part ot last week by lllnesa.
The ladles ald aoclety wlll meet tbla atter
noon wltb Mrs. J. T. Wheelock.
F. II. Somervllle la oxpected hotno from
Lawrenceville, N. J., tbla mornlng.
Claronce Gameron and wlfo of Waltham,
Maaa,, are vlaltlng at D. O. Greene's.
Maurice Montgomery baa inoved to the
place recently purchaaed at the Center.
Mias Jesate Wheeler of Montreal, P. Q., la
a guest at T. T. Farrell'a for the holidnys.
The flrat conafgnmont of loga over the
electrlc llne arrlvea last Monuay lor U. is.
S. 0. Wheoler ls maklng a trlp through
Maaaachusetts ln the IntereBt of bla lumber
T. T. Farrell, doputy collector of cuatomB
at tbe port of Oanaan, ia visiting hia lamlly
Mlaa Pearl Randall la at bome from
Wellesley college for the Chrlstmaa and
New Year holldajs.
Charloa Devold bas deeded back to Jo
nas Btearns tho farm be bougbt on Ferry
Hill a few yoara ago.
Bert Lavelle and tamlly bave gone to
Morlab, N. Y., to spend aeveral weeka wltb
Mra. Lavello'u parento.
The annual meetlng of tbe Congregatton
al cburch wlll be beld Thureday afternoon
and ovening, December 20.
Mlaa Katrina Landt baa accopted a po
sltlon aa teacher ot Latln and German in
tho Seminary at tho Center.
Arthur Reynolds bas flnlahed work for
J. E. OroBsett and reaumed lils old poaltion
aa nlght watcbman at the tannery.
The aervicea at tbe Gongregatlonal cburch
nozt Bunday mornlng wlll be approprlate to
Ghrlatmaa day. A cordlal wulcome to all
Tbe Yonng Ladlea Mlaalonary aoclety and
tbe LadieH Forelgn Mlaalonary society of
theMethodlBt cburch have unlted and olect
ed olllcora for the comlng year.
O. L. Ayera baa been engaged the paat
week repalrlng and varnlahlng the aeata ln
tho old bcIiodI houBB tbat tbey may be utll
lzed.ln otber achool liouaes tbrougbout town.
About twenty-flve membera of Mentor
lodge, I. O. 0. F, annlstoil ln Instltutlng
S imarltan lodgo No. C9. at Ittcbmond De
cetnber 14, and exeinpiiQed tbe lnltlatory
Hev. W. M. Newton of the Montpelier
Bemlnary ocoupled the pulplt at tbe Metbo
dlat cburch laat Bunday mornlng. ln tho ab
sence of tbe pastor. Mr. Willman, wbo
proaobed at Trlnlty cburch, Montpelier.
Tbe work ot tbe Amerioan Mlaslonary
Assoclatlon was proaeuted at tbe prayer
meetlne ot tbe Congregatlonal cburch laa
Tbnrsday evenlng and an oflorlng aoiount
ing to twenty dollara waa made for ita work
on Sunday mornlng.
Leland T. l'owera, who bas attained a
suceess aa an Impersonator wbich bas uevor
SHOE STORE" Jfc
lonc Jereey Lfgi;!"-8 for ladics
Sbocs uud Slippora nt the "Old
aro tho bcst. Gn.t thcm at tho
lliillaule Stioe Store."
100 Main Street.
R CHRISTMAS GIFTS
been rivaled, wlll appear at tbe opera bouse
tbla evenlug. Mr. Powera wlll preaent tho
drama Davld Garrick, In wblch bo takes
tbe parts of nlno cbaractera.
GlftB of clothtng and bed furnlBbinga wlll
be recelved by the rellof comuilttee at tbe
Metbodist cburch on Saturday mornlng
lietweun nlne and twolvo o'clock. Thnne
supplles wlll Bupplement the money-offer-ing
recelved laat Bunday mornlng. Whlle
enoylng so many of the comforts of llfe
ourHelvea, let ua not forget the poor, tho
cold and hungry.
The Sunday-school of the Congregatlonal
cburch wlll bold a Ghrlatmaa sociablu ln
tbe ball on Saturday evenlng from aiz to
elgbt o'clock. Refreabmenta wlll be pro
vided ifor tbe cblldren, and preaenta (11b
tributed. Lst all tbe cblldren come and as
many ot tbe older onea aa wlah to belp tbem
have a good tlmt, aud let tbe cblldren of tbe
needy be especially remembered,
A tfam owned by Iionry Dlllingbam and
driven by Mra. D. E. ABbley became frleht-
eued by aome cblldren alidlng lu tbe hlgh
way noar tbe griat mlll laat Monday after
noon, and after tbrowlng Mra. Aahley out
ran up tbe aldewalk demoliahlng tbe aleigh
to a conalderablo oztent, but lucklly tbe
drlver and horae escaped lnjury. Ia lt not
about time tbat a little heed waa pald to
one ot tbe village ordlnancea whicb pro
hlblta coaatlng in any blghway in tbe vil
lage? The Phllomatbean club wlll nct meet
nezt Frlday, but wlll hold lta nezt meetlng
on Frlday atternoon, December 30, at Mra.
Warren's, and lt Ib earneatly boped tbat all
membera wlll be present. The lecture
couroo commtttee are very rauch gratlfled
wlth tbeir auccess flnanclally, and at tbe
nezt meetlng of tbe club a full report wlll
be glven. Tbe program for tbo nezt meet
lng wlll be aa follows: Quotatlons from
Jolin Ituskin. Bketcb of tbe llfe of Ruskln,
MrB, Stranuahan; aelectlona from Ituskin,
Mts. Bomervllle: reading, Qaeen Vlctorla's
Jubllee. Mra. Wyraan; paper, Kngland's
Great HlatorlanB, Mra. Emlly Olark.
Tbla la part of the Chrlstmaa program at
the MnthodiBt churcb: An llluatrated Hor
raon for young peoplo of all ages In tbe
mornlng, a apeclal junlor Bervlce at 3:30
p. II A unton Bervica of tbe Gongrega
tlonal and Metbodist aoctetloa at tbe Metbo
dist cburch ln tbe evenlng. Muslo wlll be
the apeclal feature, wltb addresaaa by both
paators, All people who love Chrlattnas
day are cordlally lnvlted. The Metbodist
Sunday-scliool oxorclaea wlll bo beld Mon
day evenlng at 7:15 o'clock. FlrBt wlll
come tbe entertalnment then tberemoval ot
gltta and otber good tblnga from the tree ln
Ansombly ball. Cblldren and growu folks
wlll unlto to have a merry tlme.
Wllllo Ilood Ib stopplng wlth Gronville
Tho Mlsses Wllson gave a party at thelr
bome, December 11,
MIsb Jessle Dearborn of Newport, la mak
lng ber grandfather, Icbabod Boble, a abort
Nowa bas been recelvod of the blrth of a
Hon to Mr. and Mra. Edwln Oolby, Decem
Mra, Abblo Hoatli baa gone to Bomervllle,
Maaa., tostay a whlle wlth ber daughter,
Mra. B. B. Bleeper bas gono to Stanatead,
F. Q., to stop a few weeka wltb her daugh
ter, Mra. Moore.
Mra. Ilarry B. Mnrtln la vlattlng bor
datightor at Warner, N. II.
Mlaa Maudo E. Ilarrla and E. A. Ltbby
aro naalatliiR at Doo Ilrothora' atoro durlug
A. F. Golburn, treaauror of tbo Walts
Illvor Papor company, Ib In town in tbe ln
terosts of tbo mlll proporty.
Mra. OharlpB Pago of East Corinth ls tak
lng caro of hor sistor, Mra. II. F. Ormaby,
wbo ls qulto slck wltb tho grlp.
W. F. Oummlnga ot Barro waa ln town a
few houra laat Frlday, vlsltlng hia aou wbo
la qulte alok wltb typbold tover.
V, A. Doty, wbo bas beon conflnod to tbo
hoiiBO tbo past weok, la muob better, re
Buming work at tbo atoro on Monday.
Mlaa Ellza George made bor parents, Mr.
and Mra. T. II, Georgo, a abort vlslt laat
weok, returnlng to Montpelier on Saturday,
Mlsa Lllllan Martln bus flnlahed ber tenn
ot Hcbool at Uarre and la apendlng ber vaca
tion wlth ber parents, Mr. and Mra. II, B.
Boveral from tbo Odd Fellows' lodge In
thla placo attended the dlstrlct meettug,
beld at Whlto Klvor Junctlon on Frlday
Tho Infant son of Mr. and Mra, II. E.
Emoraon dled early Suuday mornlng af'.er a
short illness. Funeral aervtces were held
Owlng to tbe largo araotint of alckneas
tbrougbout tbn town, tbo bigh and luter
mudlate fcboola closed Frlday atternoon uu
O. G Farnbam, wbo baa been bere for
sovoral witekH aaalstlng ln tbe care of hia
fnthor, Ex-Governor Faruham, returned to
Buffalo, N. Y., on Tburflday.
Tho tollowlng palntera are at work rap
Idly cloalug up tbo inaide work on the me
morlal paraouage: Jolm Lfsllu, Orford, F,
L. Davla, G. lt. lirooka, Fred McDufTee and
E. E, Graut of thla place,
Hev. W. It. Daveuport, prestdlng older ot
the Moutpalier dlstrlct, preacbcd nt Graco
cburch laat Sunday mornlng. Owlng to tbe
illneas ot tbe paHtor, Itev. A. II. Wubb.no
sorvlce waa beld at tbat cburch in tho oven
ing. Lately removfd, tbo olpgant upper-llp
adornmentH of Kirk J. Cofftlu aud John P.
Chase. Tbey bave tbe ileep Bympatby of
many frlenda who wlah for be xpeody re
i urn ot tbosn once beauttfiil adornmentB.
Many prear.rlptions bave beon recommeuded
for uhii, Bome of wblch we trust may prevall
ou thoae mouataches to return.
You can flnd boiiib rare lnducementa to
subscribe for the Watchman and otber pa-
perB at tlio poBt-olllCH. l nave tue lowest
rates on all periodlcals and wlll comblne
tliem.wlth the Watciiman at club rates.
Call and see uie if you wisb for any publl
cation. The condltlon of H. L. McElroy la rapldly
Mra. 8. J. Wllllams returned to Water1
bury Center laat Frlday.
MrB. J. A. Somers la to go to Fair Haven
tuls week ror tbe wlnter.
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Mlloa were at Water
bury laat week Tuesday.
Mrs. Seavor Howard went last Tuesday
to North Montpelier for a short stay.
Tbe Ladles' Ald meets thla atternoon
wlth Mra. Norrla Wrlght. A cordlal invi
tation Ia eztended to all.
Mra. S. B.Haatinga accldentally fell whlle
walklng wlth her crutchea last week and
bas been nearly belpless Blnce.
S. 0 Bazter la now employed by J. W
Eagan, who contemplates doing an ezten-
slve lumber bualnesa tma seaaon.
Mlaa Nella Houehton returned to her
bome at Windsor laat Frlday after a two
weeka' vlstt at u. i. uanimonu'a.
S. 0. Kellogg ls at work at J. W. Egan'a
ln the place of the board aawyer, John Stet
son, who is at hia bome 111 wltb rheutnatlsm.
Mlis Julla Norcroas cloaed a Buccessful
term ot achool at the brnwn Bcbool houae
laat Frlday and went to Worcester on Mon
Mlaa Grace Wheeler of Montpelier, who
baa been the guest ot Mra. Seaver Howard,
ber auut, tbe paat few days, returned to her
bome yesterua; .
Hev. Ueorge tr. Wells wlll uelivor a
apeclal Ghrlatmaa sermon next Suuday and
dealrea to talk to the people and not to tbe
pews. wake up early anu attenii.
Jobn Turney bas bougbt tbe Cbarles F,
Newhall farm aud wlll move tbere in the
near future. Mr. Newhall'a departure, lt
lie goes away, will be regretted by bls many
An attornoon servlco will be held at the
uaual hour next Sunday. wben an appro
priate Ghrlatmaa aermou wlll be delivered
by Itev. J. JSuwaru wrlgut, or aome one ln
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Ghandler of Wor
ceater, Mass., who were recently married,
are oxpected bome to spend Chrlstmaa wltb
Mr. (Jliamiier's parents, air. anu Mra. Al. lt.
The many f rlends in thla town of Harvey
Winn learn wlth regret ot the accldent he
auftered at lirown'a mlll at. Berlin last
woek, in wblch ho nearly loat the sight
of one eyo.
Mra II. J. Taplln la qnlte aerlouBly 111 aa
tbe Iresult ot getting a bone into her band
whlle carving chlcken ple at tbe Ghrlatmaa
sale and having blood-polaoning aet in later.
Sbe ia attended by Doctor Piorce.
Tbe mercury dropped to thlrty-three de
greea below zuro at George P. Miles' last
Wedneaday. No wonder Mr. Miles baa ad-
vertlsed bla farm for sale and la contem
platlng golng to Klondyke, or far weat at
Notwtthatandlng tbat every eflort la uaed
to galn "exclUBlvea" for otner papera, we
are able to atruggle along wltb a pasaable
amount ot Middlesex locala. We belleve
we are not under obligatlona to anyone, yet
small favors are alwaya appreclated.
Mr. and Mra. G. F. Miles, Mrs. P. Lewis,
Mrs. llufus Leland, Mrs. 0. B. Holden,
Mrs. A. Denlson, Mra. Levl Switt, Mrs. E.
E. Campbell, Mrs. Joseph Knapp, Mrs. U.
II. Hammond and Mrs. F, A, Ward vlslted
Montpelier laat Frlday and partook of the
flno chlcken ple dlnner that waa sorvod by
tbe ladles of the Gburcb of the Measlab.
One bundred of tbe frlends and nolgb
bors ot Mr. and Mrs. II. E. Bill betook
themaolvea to the new resldence ot tbe
couple last Monday evenlng and reminded
tbem that it waa the eigbteenth annivor
aary of thelr marrlage. A morry evonlng
of danclng and games was pasaed, and tbe
company left as presents ono center table
and tablo clotb. two chalra, a carpet and
$12 ln money. Gake and coftee were serv
ed and every ono reports a pleasant tlme.
Tbe annual oyater aupper of the Home
Gircle wlll ocour at tbo chnrch vestry on
Wodnesday evenlng, December 28, from alx
to elght o'clock, after wblch an entertaln
ment wlll be glven conalstlng ot muslo and
recltatlon and the processlon of days ln a
new and unlque manner. The aocloty'a
reputatlon for good suppers and entertatn
ments ls Invluclble aud warrants a large re
sponae to tbe general Invitatlon extended
by tbe society, Admlsslon, lncludlng aup
per, twentyilve conta. Cblldren under
twolve, fltteen cents.
Merton Johnson Ib vlaltlng at homo.
Mary Marhlo ls bome for tho bolldays.
Anna Posnett ls bome from Montpelier,
Mra. E, II, Iugalls bas gone to Williams
town, Mra, Carlle Nelson vlslted frlenda In
Jobnaon tbe paat week,
Goorge Dumas and family of Waterbury
vlslted frlenda over Sunday,
Don't forget the town moetlng nozt Sat
urday ou the rallroad bualnesa,
Scbools No, 1 and 4 aro to bave a Obrlst
xnaa tree Frlday evenlng at sohool-bouse
There was a pleasant gatherlng at tbe
bome ot Johnnle Nelll, December 10, lt
betng bls twenty-flrst blrthday,
Mokes tlic food more delicious ond wliolcsomc
BOVAl PAKINQ POWPtH
Mrs. Doty and Mr. Flflold are on tbo alck
Jamrs English ot Montpelier was ln town
The creamerv nald lta nntrons twentv-
two and ono-balf cents for Novcmbor but
ter. Ira Dutton of Craftsbury dled last weok
and was broiigb horo last Monday for
burial beslde hts wlfo ln tbo vlllagu oemo
tery. Wo are to bave anotbor hlackamlth In
town. Arnaaa Woodcock bas blred the
Warren Fillold bnuso and la golng to work
ln C. I Pruston'a sbop.
ChrlBlmas oxercises wlll ho olnerved at
the Mnthodlat cburch next Saturday oven
ing, Tho Sunday-school bna au oxcullent
programino preparoil, after wblch wlll cotno
the dlatrlbutlon of preaenta.
In maktns out the list ot averagnaot tbo
exatiilnatlona ot laat term's work, tliero waa
a sllgbt mlatake made lu readinir the flgurea
of the teacher ot the grammar depar mont
nt tbe villago scbnol, Tlius Nnlllo Lucaa
was glven flrst bouor, whereas L'zzle Pack
er shnnld bave bad that bouor by one and
two-tlftliH per cent. We would HUg?08t for
ttie ueuent ot oertatu partlos tiutt sucli
mlnute mlatakoa be carrled to beailquartni.s
oefore any one Do accuaeu ol lilnc or clieat-
Ing. We would ftirtber add tbntnopupll
or teacher Baw or know wbat any of tho ex-
amlnationa were unttl tliey were opeueil.
Iienler L Gameron dled laat Wedneaday
mornlng after a slcknoss of two weeka,
leaving nn invalid wife aud tbree cblldren
to mourn bla loas, two of the cblldren belng
married. Eapeclnlly to bia wife Is tbla loss se
verely felt as for tbe last llvo yeara sbe baa
neednd aud recelved bls caro almnat cou
stantly. Mr. Gameron was a man who had
so few enemlea tbat It migbt be truthlully
Hnld ot lilm tbat be bad not an enemy
overybody was bls frtetid, and "Bennle, as
be waa famlliarly called by all, waa a triond
to everybody. Alwaya pleaaaut aud agree
able, yet quiet and unoatenlatlous he won
bls way Into tbe bearta ot all. Hia botne
had alwaya been ln tbls vlclulty and he was
llfty yeara of age. Ho waa a meniber of
Marshfield lodge, No. 14 Kntghts of Pylb
iaa, and at bls death beld ibe ofllce of maH
ter of excbequer, lu wbich be was servlng
bia second term. At bla funeral last Frl
day tbe houso was taxed to tbe fullest ca
paclty by Bympatblzlng neigbbors and
frlendB from nelghborlng towna and vll
lages as welt aa In tbe hnmedlate vlclulty.
Tbe lodge of whlch he waa a member
waa preaent in a body, Rev. S. G. Lew
is, prelate of tbe lodge, ofQciatlng. Tbe
beauttful and lmpreaalve memorlal ser
vlce ol the order was used at tbe bouse,
and burial Borvice at tbe grave In tbe vll
lauo cemetery. To the family ls expressed
ou every haud slncereat regrets anil beart-
loit aympatuy at tms tneir lrreparaulo losa
0. A. Fobb vlaltod ln Morrisville last
Herbert Taylor and family have moved
A. 0. Slayton and wife of Barre were ln
town last week.
Mrs. Minnle Marsb of Montpelier vlslted
in town last week.
A young cblld of Wlnsor Perry la down
wuu typuoiu lever,
MrB. Sue Iloyt is spendlng a few days ln
town vlaitiug frlends.
George Townsend baa moved to the tene
meut over the barber sbop.
Bert Galo of Montpelier vlslted hlafather,
uea. a. i. uaie iaai oaiuruay.
Cllnton Cutler baa deeded hia Ira Robin-
son farm to Phllip Uean of MurBhtleld.
Several from here attended tbe wreatle
at Woodaville, N. II., laat Saturday nlght,
juun ityau acung aa reioree.
Judge W. S. Martln goea tbls week Wed.
neaday to Manchester, N. II., to apend a
weeK or more wuu nis boub, w. a. jr,, anu
Frank Grlstl ono of the young men ot tbe
town tbattook tbe advlce ot Horace Greely
and went west, aettllng in tbe State of Colo
rado ls renewing old acqualutances.
Mlaa Flora Kilby, a former teacher ln the
village schooi but now engaged ln teacblng
at Barre, called on frieuds last Satuiday on
her way to her bome at Newport Center.
Tbe East Hlll Reading club met at tbe
bome ot II. G. Muore laat Tbursday oven
ing and organized for the wlnter by tbe
election ot ofllcera: Prestdeut. Scott Per-
kins; llrat vlce presldent, MrB. Wlllia
Noblej second vlce preaident, Wlnfleld
Gliddeu; secretary, Frank Woodcock. The
next meetlng wlll be beld at Natbanel
Townaend's tbls week Tbursday evenlng.
Mrs. Nellle Kllls apent Sunday ln Gran
ville. Mrs. Oltvia Sbepherd Is qulte 111 wlth
MIsb Myrtlo Wheeler la aufferlng wlth a
Mlaa Edltb Greene was at her bome ln
Bethel over Sunday.
H. A. E. Rlchardaon la conUned to tbe
house wlth rheumatiam.
Joseph Boulals and D. D. Berry are now
boarding wltb Mra. E. P. Bean.
MIsb Belle Wynn ol Bethel apont a few
days last week wlth MisaNone U'Grady.
Mrs. G. W. Oroutt ls atlll qulte slck. Her
mother who ls carlng for her, wasalso qulte
111 last week.
Mra, Addle Mason ot tbls place and Fred
CurtUof Northfield were married in North
field on Wedneaday,
Jainea O'Grady, Joseph Boulals and L.
LaFranla attended a dance in Gouldavllle
on Tbursday evenlng.
Rev. J. R, Henderaon expects soon to
cbange bla boarding place from Mra. E. P.
Bean's to D, B. IIowo's,
George Andrewa recently pnrchased a
work horse of Goorge Freuch and Is draw
Ing loga for Heatb & Rlce.
A OhriatmaB tree wlth approprlate ezer
ctses wlll bo held at the Congregatlonal
cburch on Monday evenlng, December 20.
Tbe entortatnmont wblcb was glven by
the Good Templars Wedneaday evenlug
was qulte well attended, About 88.00 was
taken at the door.
Tbe body of Mrs. Wllford Raymond, who
dled at bor bome ln East Granville last
week waa brought bere for burial on Frl
day, Rev. J. R. Ilenderson ofllciated at the
funeral wblch wat hold from her bome.
John Frescott ot Manchester, N. II., haa
been vlaltlng relatlves in town for a woek.
A young cblld of Cllfton Peake ot Barre
was hrouttht bere for burial last Sunday af
ternoou. Arrangemonts are belng made for a
Chrlatiuaa tree horo in tbe ball nezt Satur
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Jewett, Mrs. W. B.
Baglov and G, K. Ghurch were ln Barro
aud Montpelier last Tbursday,
Several from tbls place attended tbe con
cert at Eaat Corinth laat Tbursday evenlng,
glven by Prof, Oorllas and bls slnglng claas
Nowb was recelved last week of tbe death
ot Mrs. Ellza Emery at tbe bome of Mr.
Avery, a brother-In-law, who llvod lu tbo
east part ot the town. Mrs, Emery was for
many yoars a reBldent of tbls vlllago,
CO.. Wtvy VOBK.
Mra. Emllv Allon la stavlncr In tbe famllv
of Josiah Sinlth for a fetv weeka.
Mr. and Mra. Frcoman Ketnnton of New
port, N, II., are gueala at Albert Sargent'a.
Mr. and Mra. Charloa S. Wllllams are on-
tortaintng relatlves from Worcester, Maaa,
Dr Qit'nn of Concord, N. II., baa rontrd
Fred Ln Id'a teni'Uintit nnd will soou move
hore to prnctlce medlclue.
Mias Annle Wood vard left o(T achool last
Frlday to apmid the dav ln tbo tralnlnc
Bcbool at Randolph Cnnter
lirooklleld Grange waa renrRntd nt tbo
Stato Grange In lio'hel by George Suiltb
anu wiie, tlenry KlODeu anil wlle and Uui
tla Klbbeo and wlfo.
Maraball Carpunter and Mra. Laura Allls
go thla weok to Amherat, Maaa,, and later
to iNorwicu, uonn., to apend several weoKa
vlaltlng cblldren an l otber relatlves and
Mrs, George Panten met wltb a serlons
accldent laat week Monday, Sbe wsb
thrown from tbe slelgh, apraliiing her ankle
ho Imdly abo canuot walk witbout tbo aid ot
Don't forget the Cbriatmna entertalnment
mx' Frlday evouttig a. tho Second churcb.
Brlng your preaenta early ho the comuilttee
wlll bave ample tlme to decorato tbu tree.
There wlll alao be an ontHrUliiuiont at tho
First churcb Saturday evminj.
Mra. Bello S'jlea Lynch, daugbtor of the
lato Asa and Ahlgall Stylea of Tunbridge,
and ulr.co of Mlaa Susan Adama, recently
d oi In Luadvllle, Col. Dceaaeil leaves a
hiiabaud aud three cblldren. Shu wlll be
ploasatitly reinouibered byala'ge circle of
trlenda ln tbls place.
Next Tueaday, December 27, will be tbe
flftie b annlveraary of tbe Second churcb.
It Is deaired that all the membera of tbo
churcb and aoclety be preaent, and a cordlal
Invitatlon Is extended to all. There wlll be
an hlatorlcal addreaa. The Ladlea' Ald So
ciety wlll havo charge ot tbe dlnner. In
the atternoon tbere will be a roll call of the
cburch and preparatory lecture. Au Inter
esttng and protltablo time ls Iooked forward
Brookfield Grange elected tho tollowlng
ofllcera for tho year eusuing: Charles S.
Wllllams, wortby maater; Uenry Kibbee,
overseerj Mrs. Lucy Trao.v, lecturer; Frank
Tracy, ateward, A L. Follansbee, aiaiatant
ateward; George O. Smtth, chaplaln; Mra.
Sophia E. Follanabee, secretary; Marcus
Peck, treasurer; D. E. Herrlck, G. K ; Mra.
Etta Sargeant, Pomona; Mra. Abble Ilvde,
Flora; Mra. Ellza Wllllams, Cerea; Mra,
Anna Smitb, lady aaslstant H oward. In
stullatlon of ofilcers wlll occur at tbeir first
recular meetlng ln January. Frlday even
lng, tbeCtb, followed wltb a banquet for tbe
urangers anu tuetr lamtllea.
Mlaa Mabol Wheatley of Williamstown ls
at work ln tbe family ot F. V. Klohardaon.
Mlsa Hattle Lamaon of Randolph vlslted
ber parents, Mr. and Mra. D. M. Engllsb,
Mra. Emlly Reed ls ln Randolph nuralng
in tne lamuy ot J. u. AUamB, wnere a uauy
was recently oorn.
Frank Rlchardaon and wife bave moved
onto the John Wheatley farm wblcb tbey
purcbaseu laat year.
Nathan Clark moved hta family to Eaat
Roxbury laat week, where be baa engaged
to work for Lewla Bteele tbrough the wln
ter. John Clark, J. P. Holmea, A. D, Reed
aud J. II. Sprague were In attendauce at
court last weok Monday, belng connected
wltb the dlvorce caao ol Clark va. Clark.
Soine fourteen from thla place went to
Williamstown last week Wedneaday even
lng to atteud tbe entertalnment glven by
tbe Syuipbonla Concert company of Iloa
ton. All report lt an entertalnment of bigh
order and wortby of patronage.
The Mayflower Grange, No. 2G2, met on
Mr. Ward ot Post Mllla bas moved Into
the bouae formerly occupled by Mrs. Mary
George Gilman, wbo la prlncipal of tbe
Illgb Hcbool at White Rlver Junctlon is
at homo for tbo bolldays.
Ilarry Goodwin, who bas been homo 0D
alck lleave, bas returned to bls regiment,
tbe Eigbtb MaaaachuaettB.
Tho Wllllng Workers gave a baked bean
aupper last Frlday nlgbt at Mra. Clark
Smlth'a whlch was very well attended.
Mrs. Preston Roblnson Is falllng ln healtb
and her nleco, Mias Smlth, ia carlng for
hor. Mias Smlth is a teacher at Wilder.
Weat Fairlee Center.
JameB D. Southworth of Newbury vlaited
thla section on businesB laat Saturday.
Every lumber man bas been very busy
witb bark, lumber and wood alnco snow
Jobn Colby haa baan at work for the
Congregatlonal society and others in thls
section of late.
Very many are slck in thls section; grlp,
rheumatiam and aevere colda clalmlng each
Its sharo ot vlctlms.
R. C. Covey, our experlenoed mlll man,
Ia at work at Post Mllla for H. II. South
worth ln the saw mlll.
Cbarlos R. Cblld bas sold hls farm to a
party In Ooncord, N. H. Mr. Cblld wlll
move away ln tbe spring, but whether the
farm will be occupled agaln boou ls uncer
taln. A. L. Parker of Corinth bas bougbt from
Wllllam B. Klmball the last of hls Ilolsteln
Fnealau bull calves. Tbe growing popu
larlty of thls superlor breed ls qulte ln evi
deuce. Oharles Munn bas Bold bls farm to Wll
llam and Burt Titua, and he haa bougbt
tbe Uvery bualnesa from Mr. Garr of Or
ford, N. II., wbere he expects to locate
Tbe Congregatlonal society fouud It nocos
sary to put a draln from the fnrnace cellar
ln tbe cburch, and altbougb tho ground was
badly trozeu across the road the Job bas
been sucoeasfully accompltshed during' tho
Tbo snow is being iraproved by evoryone.
Lumbermen bave commenced to baul logs.
An unuaual amount of sicknosa ia prevalent
at present. D, 15. Janes ia in a oritical condi
tion, The ice bouse for tho now croamery is cover
ed and tbe silla in for tbe main building, aud
still disngroement soems to continue nuiong
Christraas exercises wlll bo beld on Monday
evenlng nt tbo cburch, A tree will glndden tbe
benrts of tbe children. Tbe diatributiou of its
burden wlll be made after speaking and sing
ing by the Sunday achool.
0. II. Sawyer of Barre was in town a fow
days laat week,
Mr and Mrs. Frank Johnson have' a son,
born laat Saturday,
Edward Guyotte was qulto badly hurt last
Friday by a lug striklng lilm on the side,
Cliristmas exercises are being propnred and
will probably bo given on Monday evenlng at
Miss Alice liaird of Montpelier, and a
teacher ln tho Unlon schooi at that city, spent
last Sunday wlth her nunt, Mlsa Sarah Thomp-
SPLENDID LIST OF
USEFUL CHRISTSWAS G1FT GOODS
ALL SPECIAL VALUES.
Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded I
Chlldren'a Strong Schooi Urabrellas, COo,
81.00, 148, 1!(3, 2118, n.oo.
Men's Umbrellas, 7l)c, Sl OO, 1.48, 1.08,3.00,
Men's Fnncy Nightsliirta fiOt jnd 81.00.
Mpu's Lntindercd Day Shjrta, 7Cc nnd f 1.00.
Men's Unlaundered Dy Sliirts, tOo and 7Sc
Men's Fnncy Boiom Sliirts, 81.00.
Men's Cliristmas Netktfear, all aliapcs,
2.ic nnd We.
Men's Gloves, Worsteil,
2,c nnl 60c.
Men's Silk Lined Mocha Gloves. S1.50
Men's Lined Dog or Ueindcer Skln,
S1.00 nnd 1.60.
Men's Squirrcl Linod Reindeer Gloves, 3.75,
.ileifs buaH!iiuerd, 26c, 50c, ific to 2.50,
Men's Fancy Arin Bnnds (glass boxes,
25o and 50c.
Our popular brnml of Hoae called "Nevor Sur-
retider llose." lor Uentlcninn, L,auies,
Misses or lioys, iu nll scaaonnble weicbts,
.'1 n.iira fnr Sl 00.
Ladles' Silk Hoae. Sl.OO. 1.50. 1.76. 2.00. 2.50.
Mon's Full Dress Protectors. 81.50, 2.00, 2.50.
ucntieiuen s i'lxings ot nll klnus.
Jilnck Sateen, Sl.OO, 1.25. 1.50 to 2.75.
Moreen. S2.25. 2.50. 2.76 to 4.00.
Silk 84 118, 0.50, 7.00, 7.50, 8.00, 8.60, 10.00
Wnllaco G. Goodwin is nt bome on a visit.
Mrs . George O. Ilrown spent a few days in
town lnst week
A son was born to Mr. and Mts. J. 11.
Bero, Bunday, Doonuber 18.
The young son of F. P. Kelton la qulte
slck, threalencd wlib pneumonla.
There ls to be a Chrlstmaa tree at the vl'
IagM ball next Saturday evenlng, Decem
Tuo creamery pald its patrons twenty
one and oi e-half couts per pjund for laot
Tbe annual churcb fair will be held on
Tuesday and Wedneaday evenlng of this week
nt tbo village ball.
There is to be a whiat party at tbe ball on
Wednesday evening of next woek. All are
cordlally invited to attend.
Auyone having any items of Interest to
tbe people cau bave tbem seut to the pub
lisber by leaving tbem at tbo poat-oftlce
Cortez A Dingwall slauchtered nn eight-months-old
pig for M T. C. Wing that
weighed threo bundred andsixty-seven pounds.
G. A. Bruco bas been spendlng several
weeks witb friends in this vlcinity. Ile re
turned to bis bome in Boston last Saturday.
Mr. Norcross was called to lioston by the
death of his brother several weeks ago. He
was taken ill and bas not been able to return,
but bo is now improving.
Tho aocial nt T. S. Cumminga' was well nt
tended, there being about aixty present. Tbe
next social will be bold at Russel Collins' on
Friday evening of this week.
Mason Paine died last week, The funeral
wns held on Tbursday Rev. J. F. Cobb offi
ciating. Mr. Paiue was an upright, bonora
ble man, and formerly one of our oldest towns
men. having alwaya lived in town until the
dentli of bis wife about two years ago. Since
tbat time be bas lived with Willard Bugbee
Mra. Frank Bloilab, who bas been qulte
crltlcally 111, is convaleacent.
MrB. George D. Cutler aud son Leon are
ln Danville on a vlslt to relntlvea tbere.
Mr. and Mrs. Ilarry Smlth ot Barre aro
at work in the woolon tactory ot G. .F
Our esteemed nelgbbor, G. P. IIolliHter,
wbo baa been conUned to tbe bouao for sev
eral weeka past, ia ao as to be out agaln.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarendon Tuckerof Orange
were bere on u vlalt to relatlves and frlends
in tbe vlcinity several daya of laat week.
Prlncipal and Mrs. O. K. Holllster of God
dard Seminary aro to apend the holiday va
catlon witb Mr. Ilollister's parents, Mr. aud
Mrs. A. J. Ilollistor.
Our pastor, Rev. Joseph F. Cobb and
Mlsa Cora Laird of Cala a are to be married
at the bome ot the brlde on Monday, De
cember 21. Congratulatlons are in order.
Mrs. W. 8. Little, who week before laat
bad a large cancer removed, Ib getting
along nlcely and ber many frlends bero
beartily wlah ber a Bpecdy and complete re
covery. Tbe first of a aeries ot Bluglng achool waa
beld at vestry ball at tbla village Saturday
nlght of last week wlth Prof. O. F, Dudley
aa tfacher. There Ia every prospect ot a
large and auccessful schooi.
Our buttermakor, Ed. G. Illllla, started
Saturday ot laat woek for a two weeks'
vlslt to bla bome In Ilobart, N. J. Some of
Ed'B frlends wblsper the fact amoug tbem
selves that posBibly there may be a magnet
ln the vlcinity of bis old home.
In the death ot Maaon K. Palne thla town
loaes ono ot lta oldeat and hlgbly esteemed
cltizens. Illa deatli occurred at tbe home of
bls Hlstor. Mra. W. 0. Buebee ln Calais.
Hta funeral was from hls late home Tburs
day of last week, tho luterment belng at tbe
cutler cemetery in tnia town.
Tbe North Montpelier Dramatio and Mu
slcal club bave secured the services ot
tbe talented reader, MrB. Cora McCollum
Smltb, for an entertalnment at Union ves
try ball, Frlday evenlng, December 30, and
wlth Gray's orchestra to assiBt. The peo
ple of tbla vlcinity bave a rare treat in
store. Gtve tbe old club a generous turn
out. Sunday, December 28, Rev. Joaeph F,
Cobb, who for several yeari past bas been
th4 paator of the TJnlveraalist society ot
East Montpelier, Is to preach bis tarewell
aermou, and bla many frlenda and parlsh
loners appreclatlng bla earneat and con
BcIontlouB labors amoug tbem aro to gtve
hlm a reception at tbecburch bere Monday
evenlng, December 25, 'and lt Is boped that
every one interested wlll be present.
Blanche Drenan is qulte 111.
W. B. Thomaa' baby haa beon qnlte 111
but is better at tbls wrltlng.
Jod Ilolt la at home and la ready to do
general repalr work at the blaoksmlth sbop.
Tbe Cbrlatmas tree at the Conter baa been
poatpoued tlll Monday evenlng December
Z. B. Wheeler supplled the pulplt In tbe
place of 0. W. Kelley on last Sunday and
wlll preach next Bunday also,
It ls reported tbat tbe Hardwick and
Woodbury rallroad wlll cloae operatlona for
tbo wlnter on December 31 Probably tbey
wlll oointnence ruuntng agaln about the
middle ot February. Tbere is not bualnesa
at thla aeaaon ot tbe year to pay runnlng
Mr. and Mrs. Melvllle Eaton from Mor
rlavlllo are vlaltlng In town,
The Ladlea Mlte society wlll moot nezt
Tbursday torenoon at tbe churcb,
Mrs. Laura Elllott haa gone to Lincoln to
spend a few weeks wlth bor daugbtor.
Mlsa Aggle Iludaon, wbo la uttendlng
aohool at Burlington la apendlng ber vaca
tion wltb her parents hero.
Intelllgence was recelved horo last Satur
day that Fostor Moore, formerly of thls
place, dled that mornlng of pneumonla at
& PUTNAM GQ.
Silk Mufllers, 7Co, 81.00, 1.2.5, 1.50 to 3.2C,
batin Pincusliloiis, 12jc. 2.'o nnd 371c
Silk Uuiron nnd Mousselino de Boie Tios,
i., , r , 7Coto8B.OO.
Blnck Neok IttiiTs, 08o to 87.50.
Applique Lace Work.
Centre I'lecos or Bureau Scarfs, 25o to 810.00.
Pillow bhams. g2 7"i a pair.
Uonniasanco lidios, 12ic, 20c, 50c to 83.00.
Anu Pieces to nintch, 81.00 to 1.50,
restoonlng for Decorations, green or white
t n . . 10 yards for 25c.
Java tanvns Cusliion Covers, front
, "'"J onck, 60o per pair.
JJc'ided Fnseinators, all colors, 60o to tl.OO.
Silkilittci". , , 50c, 75c, 1.00, 1.25, 1.50.
Ladiea' Mocha Kid or Dog Gloves, 81 per pair.
Children s Liucd Kid and Mocha,
. ., 60c, 75o to $1.50.
I'ercalo Dress I'atterns,
. 81,00 to 1.50, full pattoni.
Potticoat Pattor s, 25o to 20c.
ro 10c, l?io, 17c, 25c, 37lc, 50c, 7."o ond 81.00.
Jancy Aprona, 25c, 60c, 75c and 81.00.
;?fnJ!,R. M'1 hll0!3' -5o' m- 7r'-
Mualui Umlerwtar, Slccial Christinag
value for 81.00.
Fancy Crochet Sacques, Fancy Knit Sliirts,
Enihroidered Cashinero Sncqttes, Flan
nelette Nigbt Gowns, all for 81.00,
Emma Laird visited hor sistcr Cora at
Calais laat week.
Nod Farrinirton ia at home from tho Moody
schooi nt North licld, Mnss
Mrs. K. I. Freeman ia vlsitintT lipr ilnnr.M-
Mra. Winnio llickie, in Burke.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Ilir.im Wells vlaHod l.ia
niotlier iu Woodbury last week Wedneaday on
her ninctieth birthday.
Mr. aud Mrs. .1 P. Lmiami Imvn rafiimarl
from Boston where tbey bave been visiting
tbeir son Arthur.
The Methodiatneonle will renilpr n nnntntn
on Monday evening, December 2G, entitled
"The Palnoe of Santa Claus." A cordial invi
tatlon is extended to all.
Elisha T, wne, formerly of Woodbury, bas
been slopping n couplo of weeks witb hia neice,
Mrs. Hirani Wolls. Although eiglity-five
years old he bas not lost bia love for niuaio nnd
can bnndle the v olin quito livelv. He leaves
for Saratoga tliis week to spend the winter
witb bis son, 0. D. Towne.
Cliristmas will be obaorved nt tho Congre
gational churcb with appropriate exercises and
the usual distribution of presents ou Monday.
December 20, after wbich tho ladies will
furnisb tbe people with cliicken pie and otber
ediblesfrom their well laden tables. Thoaa
who do not indulge in late suppers will be
served from 5 to 7. Exercisos to commence at
Prof. Oscar Gallagher is visiting in town.
II E. Ilawkiiis of Montpelier was in town
Singing schooi atMaplo Cornor, Wednesday
evening, Dec. 28.
Annual moeting of Stow post and Relief
coris next Saturday at 2 r. m.
Helen and Ruth Bliss are home from
Goddnrd Seminary for tho vacation.
L. A. Kent and family went to Hardwick
last Saturday where they are to spend the
Miss Myrtie Darling conducted the aervice
at tbo Christian cburch on Suuday. She is to
be here for tho present.
Chri3tmas treo and entertainraent at schooi
bouse hall, Mnple orner, next Friday ovening
uuder tho direction of tlio teachers, Miss
Emma Foster nnd Mis3 MoTer.
Charles Wheelock, who bas been sick for
tbo past fow months, died Saturday night.
The funeral was held from the house.
Jolm Peck of Montpelier was in town the
first of the week and completed the work on
the stenm beating arrangement for H. A.
Kent's house and store of O. H. Kent. It
soeins to be a very succesaful job.
There wlll be a speclal Cliristmas Bervlce
next Sunday atternoon wlth new muslc.
Mr. and Mra. Olin Faunce bave gono to
Plke's Statlon, N. H., to bold revlval meet
lugs. Mrs. Isaao Stanton, wbo bas auffered from
111 bealtb for yeara, la expected to llve but a
It la reported tbat George Slayton haa
aold bla farm to Fred Blayfou for 84,000 and
la aoon to move to Mlllia, Mass.
Our four stores have oach unuaually flne
disnlaya of CbristmaB gooda, and wlth good
slelghing theru la every prospect ot a proa
Moscow lodge, I. O. of G. T., wlll cele
brate its tweutletbanniversary by the uaual
annual oyater aupper on Wednesday even
ing, January 4.
Mrs. W. V. Peck, wbo has been almost
belpless from rheumatiam, went to North
field last week to apend tho wlnter wlth her
daughters, Mra. Keut and Mrs. Fuller.
Mra. Eddy of Cummlngton, Mass., wldow
of tbe late Amos Eddy a former resUont of
thls town, bas come to inake her home wltb
her ntece, Mra. Orlando Gerry. Mra. Eddy
ls ninety.two yeara old and la remarkably
. bright, atrong and actlve, maklng tbe jour
ney alone. Bhe bas a remarkable memory,
and ber llfe extendlng aa It bas over almost
a century, furnlshes many interestlng reml
nlacencea. Seventy yeara ago Bhe lived at
Mantanzas, Guba, and had a war wltb
Spaln, Threo Spaniarda called at her bome
one day for no good. Sbe bad a bolled dln
ner cooklng, and on the Spanlards retualng
to go, sbe tlred tbe Bteamlng bot potatoea
from the pot at them, and with a olub re
pulaed them until tbe arrlval of ber bus
band. Kast Klnioro.
B. F. Morse was In Hyde Park last Satur
day. Mr, Doton, the pbotograpber, waa in
town on Monday,
Oltn Balley bas gone to East Montpel.er
to work thls wlnter.
Mrs. Amos Powers lagalnlng, being able
to be about the houso.
Fred Sllloway'a children, Carrlo and Car.
roll, have the whooplng cough.
It Ib rumored that Chester Ward has
bougbt the Will Sllloway farm.
Rev. G. W. Sanborn and Ollnt Balley
came out wltb new sleighs last week,
W. 0. Swlft ktlled last week a nlne
month'a old plg tbat dresaed 420 pounds.
Miss Hattle Lawsou has gone to Calais to
atay a few days wlth her slster, Mrs. Mah
Tbe gtaaB for tbe schooi bouse wlndowa
arrived and was put In laat week wblch
makea tbe houso conalderablo warmer.
Miss Mvrtle Darling called on frlenda
bero last Friday oa ber way to Calais,
wbere abe la to speak this comlng wlnter,
We wlsh ber succesa,
Eaat Elmore baa agaln been vlslted by
llre, tbla tlmo the old Pearsons houae, bet
ter known aa tbe aand btll house, ownod
and occupled by Jobn Vlerla. Tbo llre was
llrat seen by Cllnt Garpenter, soon nearly
everybody was out, and although they
could not put out tho llre, qulte a lot ot bls
gooda were got out. Nearly all ot hls pro.
vlslon waa deatroyed. Insured for 8500 in
Unlon Mutual Flre Iuaurauco company,
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