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VERMONT WATOHMAN & STATE JOURNAL, THURSrV, NOVEMRER it o
SIGHTS AHHE CAPITOL Objects Of Interest In And Around The State House MANY HISTORICAL RELICS Pricclcss Documcnts and Curios -One Of Most Valuable Objects the Old Days Printing Press First Used in the United States Cannon Taken at Bennington and Manila Bay, Portraits of Distingquished Sonj of Vermont and Hiatoric Battle Flags Excellent Coilection of Vermont Birds and Animal ch Minerals and Fossiis. Many Verraontera are not familiar wlth the valuablo and Interesting col lectlons In thelr own State Houso in this clty, and the Journal haB coniplled a Hst of some of tho most important objects of interest In and about the Capltol that are worthy of the atten- nf trlcaUnra nnH nf nnrMnnlnr in- uuu Ul t lljlt'll "J w. (' - - terest to the puplls of Vermont schools. Itullding thc State House. On January 6, 18G7, the second State Houso erected ln Montpelier was ruln cd by flre. On February 18, 1857 a speclal session of the Leglslaturo au thorlzed the rebulldlng of the struc--ture. The archltects were T. W. Sll loway and J. R. Rlchards of Boston, -and tho bulldlng was completed and xeady for occupancy at the openlng of the session of tho Leglslature ln 1859. The Capltol conslsts of a central "bulldlng and two wlngs. In front of the central bulldlng is a Dorlc portlco 72 feet, 8 Inches long and 18 feet deep. The helght of the portlco to the apex is 60 feet. The slde walls of the cen tral bulldlng are each 95 feet, 8 inches long and the niain structure is sur mounted by a cupola and dome 56 feet, 9 inches in height and 44 feet in dlameter at the base. It Is sur mounted by a statue of Ceres, exe cuted by Larkin G. Mead, Jr. The ;State House wlngs are each 52 feet long ln front by 50 feet, 8 inches at the ends, tho height belng 47 feet, 8 Inches. In 1886 an additlon was erected for the use of the Supreme Court and the State Library. It is 74 feet long, 48 feet wide and 27 feet hlgh. L. D. "Wlllcutt, of Boston, was the architect. Objects of Interest. The statue of Ethan Allen, the first !hero of the Amerlcan Revolution and leader of the Green Mountaln Boys, stands on the portlco at the left of the entrance of the State House, and was executed by Larkin G. Mead, Jr., in 1861, at a cost of $3000, authorlzed by tlks Leglslature. At the rlght en- trance, on the portlco, stand two brass fleld guns, captured from the Hesslans .at the battle of Bennington, August 16, 1777. On the first terrace, stand two mas--tslve guns, captured from the Spanlsh crulser, "Castella," whlcH was sunk CONFIRMED PROOF Wlint Has Bcen Twlce Provcd. Irm aches and palns of bad backs fr'pm distressing kidney 111s thous .ailds have publicly recommended D6an't Kidney Pills. Resldents of Montpelier, who so testified years ago, now say their cures were permanent. This testimony doubly proves the worth of Doan's Kidney Pills to Mont pelier sufferers. J. W. T. Washburn, 124 Elm St., Montpelier, Vt., says: "I never had any serlous kidney troublo but I was annoyed for somo timo by a dull ache through the small of my back and hips. When I arose from a chalr after aittlng for some timo, sharp twlnges shot across my loins. 1 had heard a great deal about Doan's Kid ney Pills and when I saw them so hlghly advertised, I procured a box from V, B. Poole's drug store. They helped me from the flrst and after taklng tho contents of ono box, my backache ceascd and I felt better in Is to ho an excfillent remeclv." ?nr saln hv nll ilonlnra. Prlno F.n Foster-Mllburn Co Buffalo, r no ntner. Oenuine Western Corn Whiskey Only $1.00 per gallon, bought low sold low. We have just secured sevi ral carloads of the old fashloned Genuine Western Corn Yhiskey They wH lnst b"t a short tlme. Seud ln your order early f you want to taste this Real Old Fashioned Whiskey II, W. Hugulej, Co 12 Canal St, Boston, Mass, by Admlral Dewey's squadron at Man- 111a Bay, ln 189S. In the flrst corridor of the State House ls a portrait of Admlral George Dewey, the hero of Manila Bay, and, across tho hall, facing thls, an oll palntlng of Admlral Charles E. Clark, of Oregon fame, both sons of Vermont. On the walls of thls corridor are the portraits and doslgnations of the regl mental officers of Vermont who were ln battles of the natlon. The vari-colored battle flags of in fantry and cavalry, 67 ln all, are pre served under glass in the corridor lead Ing to the hall of the House of Repro sentatlves. In thls corridor also is a bronze tablet erected to the heroes of tho War of 1812 by the Society of Vermont Daughters of 1812 and on the opposlte slde of the entranco to Representatlves' hall ls a tablet from soldlers of other States to Major Gen- eral Wllllam Farrar Smlth, a natlve of thls State, consldered by Llncoln.Grant and Stanton, as one of the ablest gen erals of '63. Facing the entrance is another tablet dedicated to Gen. Em- erson H. Llscum, a Vermont soldier, whose brllliant career ended ln death whlle leading his troops ln Tien Tsin, Chlna, durlng the Boxer outbreak. The Governor's chamber contalns the portraits, in oils, of many of Ver mont's executlves, and their term of offlce, and especlal interest centers in the Governor's chalr which was carv- ed from oak taken from the frigate Constltution and presented by Capt Horace Sawyer, a mldshipman in the war of 1812, ln 1S58. The massive palntlng of "The Battle of Cedar Creek" which covers nearly one entire wall of the room, Just off the executlve chamber, was author lzed by a jolnt re'solutlon of the Leg' islature in 1870, glvlng the Governor the rlght to contract with Jullan Scott, of Johnson, assoclate of tho Academy of Design, for a painting commemor atlng Vermont's soldlers in actlon. In 1874 Mr. Scott was pald $4000 for his work. Mr. Scott was awarded a Congrcsslonal medal for bravery at Lee's Mills. ln this room are also found many portraits of distlnguished Vermonters, some of them the wvprk of Thomas W. Wood, includlng portraits of Sena- tors Prentiss and Morrill, and a full length portrait of Washington, a copy of the Stuart portrait in Providence, R. I. Historlcal Society Rellcs. Chlef among the treasures of the State House are the rellcs in the pos sesslon of the Vermont Historlcal So ciety and exhlbited in their room just off the State Library. There is a sword presented Major General Sam uel Strong of the Vermont Volunteers, for distlnguished servlce at tho Bat tle of Plattsburgh, a stlrrup worn by Gen. Strong In that battle, a rebel bayonet taken from the fleld of Ben nington, Aug. 16, 1777, the charters and proprletor's dceds of Vermont towns, a lctter In Ethan Allen's hand writing to Ira Allen, dated at Bur lington, 1787, and a book publlshed ln 1783, entltled "Remonstrances Agalnst Resolutions of Congress, The Acts and Conventions and State Pap ers, 1775-1791 are of historlc interest. Carofuliy presorved under glass ls a sword carried by Baron De Kalb of Revolutlonary fame and which was presented by Gov. Chittenden to Major Asabel Clarke for bravery ln the Bat tle of Plattsburgh: a cannon ball ploughed up on the fleld of Benning ton In 1847; a watch worn by Lleut. P. C. Cheney and which recelved a bullet ln Its case ln the Battle of Gct tysburg; an .oak cane from the keel of tho "Congress," Arnold's flagshlp ln tho naval battlo wlth tho British on Lake Champlain ln 1776; a Roman sword and a scabbard worn by Gen. Jackson and a report of the coronor's Inqulsltlon upon the denth of AVIllIam Fronch. killed at Westminster in 1775. Mrt flc lilnnri qIioiI In tlin TlovnlllHnn- I ary War; a pair of doadly French plstols carried by Col. LoFevro In tho Russlan campalgn under Napoleon and aftorward carried by Col. J. P. Mlller of Montpelier, in tho Greek war of 1821-25; tho sword carried by Lord Byron ln tho Greek war; Ethan Al len's gun; Ethan Allen's tobaccu box; autograph lctter of Ethan Allen to Hon. Hcnry Laurens, Presldent of Congress, acknowledging his appolnt ment as Colonol followlng his release from a British prlson ln 1778; manu script record of tho conventlon of tho peoplo of Vermont adopting tho Con stltution of tho United States ln 1791, with slgnatures of tho mombers; pro ceedlngs of meetlng at Westminster in 1775; letter by Governor Chittenden to Congress; map of aur vey of tho fortress at Crown Polnt mado for Slr Henry Moore, the royal Governor of New York, the most ac curate and comprehenslve map of the British fortress ln exlstencc; com pass, surveying instruments and rec ords of Gen. James Whltelaw, Survey or Goneral of Vermont; pdwder horns captured in the French and Indian war; cannon balls from Bennington battle fleld; Indian bows, arrows, hatchcts and tomahawks; mortars and pestles used by early Vermont settlers; guns captured at Benning ton and Saratoga; a coilection of Vermont coins, nearly completc, also other colns; copy of the flrst newspaper prlnted ln Vermont; old bank bills; sword taken from British officer at Battle of Plattsburgh; hat worn by Gen. Zachory Taylor in the Mexlcan war; Sitting Bull's war club; plece of negro slavery whlp; plece of tho flrst Atlantlc cable; globe made by James Wilson of Bradford 1809-1812; electric motor, made by Wareham A. Chaso of Calais, and op erated by hlm at Montpelier ln 1841; cyclometer made by Oren Cummlns, of Montpelier in 1871; Severance coi lection of Phlllpplne rellcs and cu rios; gavel made of Lincoln rall; great lock used in flrst Vermont State Prlson; Journal of excurslon party of Norwich cadets, mado in 1823; commlsslon of delegates to Congress; manuscrlpt of poems of John G. Saxe; portraits" of Henry Stevens, flrst presldent of Vermont Historlcal Society, and Candace his wife, also portraits Of other presl dents of the society; samples of Ver mont woods; portraits of all the Ver mont Governors. The Dayc Press. Probably the cholcest rellc is the famous old Daye Press. Thls press was brought from England in 1638, and was the flrst printing press used north of Mexlco on thls contlnent. It was set up ln Cambridge, Mass., by Stephen Daye, whose flrst work on It was "The Freeman's Oath," prlnted ln 1639. On it was also prlnted in 1640 the flrst book prlnted in Engllsh America "The Bay Psalm Book." It was afterwards taken by a descend ant of Samuel Green to New London, Conn., where It remalned until about l',.o, when lt .was removed to Nor wich, Conn. In 1778 it was taken to DietUen, now Hanover, N. H.; thence to Westminster, Vt., where in 1781 lt va used for the printing of "The Ver'rort Gazette or Green Mountaln Post Eoy," the flrst newspaper prlnt ed in Vermont. In 1783 George Hough and Alden Spooner moved lt to Windsor, Vt., and used It for print ing the Vermont Journal and Unlver sal Advertlser. It was flnally secur ed by the newspaper men of Vermont and presented to the Vermont Histor lcal Society. The State Library contalns 52,810 volumes and many newspaper flles. The library of the Vermont Historlcal Society contalns many rare and valu able books. The Stntc Museum. In 1855 the Leglslature authorlzed ton in an anclent Indian burial ground. There were found ln their graves skeletons, copper lmplements, nnd ornaments, shell heads, stone tubes, celts, amulets, blrd head stones, arrow and spear polnts. Thc Wood Art Gnllcry. One of the foremost attractlons which Montpelier is proud to exhlblt to students of the beautlful ls the Wood Art Gallery, ln tho Y. M. C. A. bulldlng on Stato street. The prln- clpal possesslons of thls gallery are the palntlngs of the lato Thomas W Wood, presldent, at ,ono timo, of the Amerlcan Water Color Society and, formerly, presldent of tho National Academy of Design. Among the priceless plctures are copies from Rembrandt, Landseor, Taylor, Murll lo, Titian, copled in tho Prado 'Mu seum, Madrid, Plttl Palace, Florence, Italy, Buckingham Palace, etc. Rem brandt's famed picturo, "The Shlp builder and His Wlfe" was copled ln Buckingham Palace by Mr. Wood, who galned the speclal permlsslon of Queen Vlctoria to make the copy. An drea Del Sarto's "Tho Holy Famlly," Tltian's "Herodias' Daughter," and the worka of Van Oyko and Slr Joshua Reynolds are most excellenlly copled. Tho gallery also numbers many or Iglnal palntlngs, tho characters of whom nro frequently recognlzed as ono-tlme resldents of Montpelier, in varied dlHgulso. Thls coilection of palntlngs is ono of tho most valuablo in tho Stato and Is nlways open to tho publlc. Tho Kellogg-Hubbard Library, tho settlng apart of a rooin for a Stato Musuem in which a gcologlcal collect on was placed. In loss than a year flre destroyed tho part of tho Stato Houso contalnlng tho coilection and wlth tfio rebulldlng of tho damag ed wlng a now musourn was cstabllsh ed. At tho present timo tho room ls so crowded that It Is tmposfllblo to dlsplay all tho speclmens which nunv ber botweon 9,000 and 10,000. Tho coilection of mammals ln cludos n largo panther klllod In Bar The highest medical authority on foodls, Sir James Cricliton Browne, LL.D. F.R.S. of London, gives thc best reasons for cating more Quaker Oats In an article published in the Youth's Companion of Septcm ber 23rd, 1909, Dr. Brownc, the great medical authority on foods, says( about brain and muscle building "There is orre kind of food that seems to mc of marked value as a food to thc brain and to the whole body throughout childhood and adolescence (youth), and that is oatmcal. "Oats are the most nutritious of all the cereals, being richer in fats, organic phosphorus and lecithins." He says oatmcal is gatning ground with the well-to-do of Great Britain. He speaks of it as the mainstay of the Scottish laborer's diet and says it pro- nard ln 1881, a Canada lynx, a wlld cat, a silver fox, the tusk of an ele phant found ln a rallroad cut at Mount Holly, part of the tusk of an elephant or mastodlon found at Bellows Falls. There are 380 speclmens of mounted birds, nearly all found ln Vermont be lng represented. Many speclmens have been arrang- ed wlth partlcular reference to their educational value for tho pupils of Vermont schools. The collectlons In clude 80 speclmens of corals, about 1,000 speclmens of shells and about the same number of lnsects. Several hundred speclmens of moths and but terflles are mounted on Denton tablcts. There are not only the New England varietles here but 300 tablets of trop ioal butterflles, showlng the brllliant colorlng and remarkable examples of mlmlcry, which nature grants aa a means of protectlon. One case con talns nearly 1,000 eggs from 346 spe- cies of birds. Most of these are Ver mont products, but tho ostrlch and a few others not natives, are shown. There are over 2000 speclmens of Vermont rocks arranged in gallery cases and drawers, practically all the Vermont varietles belng represented, Includlng rocks from nearly every town ln tho State. This vollectlon wlll give tho student an excellent idea of the rocks of Vermont. There ls a flne showlng of speclmens of gran Ite, marble and slate. There are about 40 of granite, 150 of marble and all the Vermont varietles of slate. The coilection of fosslls is large, contalnlng not far from 3000 specl mens. In addltion to some rudo and less perfect Indian rellcs tho Museum contalns 350 good speclmens from Vermont and other States. These in- clude hammers from the Lake Su perlor copper mlncs, pottery from the mounds of Ohlo, polishcd celts, amulets, etc, from other parts of the country. Some of the most valuable Vermont rellcs were found in Swan housed in a beautlful bulldlng, ls one of the best in the State and is open every afternoon and every evenlng, except Sundny. GATES AISD MEAD PRESENT. Poniona Grnngo Mct it Marshfield Sntiirduy. Marshfield, Nov. 7. An interesting meetlng of Pomona Grango was held wlth Alberta Grange, of Marshfield, on Saturday, about 150 Grangers at tendlng from tho dlstrlcts of East Montpelier, Plainfield, East Calais, Woodbury and Marshfield. All the Granges were well represented, and the 5th degree was worked upon a class of 30 candidatcs at thc morn- ing session. Tho afternoon session was open to tho publlc and prlncipal Interest was felt In the addresses by Lleut.-Gov- John A. Mead, of Rutland, on "The Needs of Vermont" and by Stato Hlghway Commlssloner Charles W Gates, on "Hlghway Improvemeivts." Both speakers dwelt polntedly upon the necesslty of good roads for tho furtherance of the buslness and com merclal enterprlses of tho State, as well as to attract tourlst travel, and Lieut.-Gov, Mead dwelt upon tho nec esslty for "talking up" Vormont and not running it down among ourselves or to other people. Tho Grangers in- tonded to servo luncheon to tho vislt ors in tho hall that was burned on Saturday morning and were thrown lnto somo confuslon by tho confla gratlon, but succeeded ln cordlally en- tertalnlng the guests desplto tho loss of thelr Grange room. ROYAL ARCH MASONS 3IEET. National Conventlon Mccts ln Snvnn nnli. Savannah, Ga., Nov. 8. Masons of hlgh degreo from all sectlons of tho country assembled ln Savannah to day for tho tenth trlonnlal nssembly of tho general grand councll, Royal and Select Masons of tho United States, and tho thlrty-fourth trlcn nlal convocation of tho General Grand Chnpter, Royal Arch Masons, of tho United States. In honor of tho vls ltors publlc butldlngs and buslness houscs havo been gayly decorated wlth flags and Masonlc emblems,' The gathering Is to contlnuo its sesslons four days and wlll come to a close Friday nlght wlth a great banquct at Tybee Island. duccs a big-boncd, well-devel-oped, mentally energetic race. His experimcnts prove that good oatmcal such as Quaker Oats not only furnishes the best food for the human being, but eating it strengthens and en larges thc thyroid gland this gland is intimately connected with the nourishing processes of the body. In conclusion he says "It seems probable thcrefore that thc bulk and brawnincss of the Northerners (mcaning the Scotch) has been in some measure due to the stimulation of the thyroid gland by oatmeal porridge in childhood." The Scotch eat Quaker Oats because it is thc best of all oat-mcals. Rutland Drngglsts Arc Llablc to Con- tlnuc ln lluslness as Rcsnlt of FalU ure of Indictmcnts to Speclfy Dntcs of Allegcd Ylolatlons of Lnw. Rutland, Nov. 5. Owlng to the fall- ure of the Indlctments to speclfy the offenses, lt seems llkely that the Rut land drugglsts who recently wero fln ed of a vlolatlon of the llquor law, wlll continuc in buslness and as 11 censees exactly as before. Such is the oplnion of Wllllam B. Warner, of Vergennes, a member of the State Board of Pharmacy, who was ln thls clty today to take action on the cases. Mr. Warner flnds that the indlctments are now made out ln the , form which has prevalled for flfty years, a sort of blanket lndlctment for selllng llq uor lllegally, whereas the offenses of tho recently flned drugglsts were spec- Iflc vlolations of the conditions of thelr llcense the statutes governing thelr cases contalnlng speclflc penalties. Mr. Warner flnds that the indlct ments do not speclfy the place of buslness, the date, or make any ref erence to a vlolation of the flfth class llcense, so that there appears to be nothing on which to base a complaint to the State Board. It would be entirely posslble for the llcensees to assert that the vlola tions of the llquor law occurred be fore their flfth class licenses were ta ken out, and there is nothing in the court records to show differently. EAST MONTPELIER. The village school closes Friday. George Cutler and famlly, of Barre, visited at W. A. Foster's Sunday. Mlss Margaret McKnlght, who ls attending school at Goddard, spent Sunday wlth her parents. Miss Lucy Batchelder has flnlshed work at Fred Townsend's. Mlss Bell Breen, of Waterbury, vis ited her sister, Miss 'Beryl Breen, Sat urday nnd Sunday. Miss Mary Dancauso is worklng at Hiram Sparrow's for a short tlme. Some twenty-flve Grangers from tho East Montpelier Grange vlslted the Pomona Grange at Marshfield Satur day and all report a flne tlme. Mrs. Fred Townsend, who has been 111 for three months is not as well, and ls agaln cared for by a tralned nurse. The third of a series of very suc cessful danclng schools was held Sat urday nlght. C. O. Averill, of Barre, is lnstructor and Dudley's Orchestra 'furnishes music. Coffee and dough nuts are served each evenlng and a general good tlme ls enjoyed by all. STORIES NOT KELIEVED. James Logan, St. Jolinsbury Man Clnlming to Rave llcen Shot by Un- knoYTH Mnn, IHscredlted. St. Jolinsbury, Nov. 8. James Lo gan, the man who reported to tho pollce Saturday evenlng that he had been shot through tho hlp by an un known man who stopped hlm on the road to thls place, and who was plac ed in the Brlghtlook Hospltal for treatment, has told so many confllct ing Btories that his voraclty Is being seriously doubtcd by tho authorlties. Shorlff Wlnch has had two inter vlews with hlm today at the hospltal, and as his storles do not agree ln any partlcular, the officers aro lncllned to doubt the fact that he was held up on the road and shot by anyono. He suited, after sovoro cross questlonlng, that he had gone to a lonely spot wlth another man for tho purpose of sottllng a dlspute and later rolter ated his tale of Saturday evenlng, that two men sent to tho House of Correc tlon somo tlme ago, had sworn von geanco agalnst hlm and wero prob ably responslble for tho assault. Sherlff Wlnch nnd Stnte's Attorney Slmonds wlll conduct another oxam Inatlon of tho affalr tomorrow morn ing. and Logan wlll bo roleased from tho hospltal, as his wound ls not serl ous and tho room at tho lnstitution is needed-'for other patlents. Harsh physlcs react, weaken tho bowels, cause chronlc constipatlon. Doan's Regulets operato easlly, tono tho stomach, cure constipatlon, 25c. Ask your drugglst for them. adv. WATERHURY. Mrs. W, h. Wasson has been ap polntcd charlman of thc educational commltteo of tho Stato Federatlon of Women's Clubs. Mrs. Edgar Durand, who has been vlsltlng her slBter, Mrs. G. S. Bld woll, has returned to her homo ln Brooklyn, N. Y. Mrs. Wllllam Harcourt, who has bcen abroad inco March.was cxpected to sall for Boston yesterday. Sho wlll vlslt rolatlves ln thls placo be foro golng to her homo in Manltoba. Mlss Llllian Harcourt wlll spend the wlnter ln Italy. A very pleasant timo was enjoyed by all who ftttcndcd tho masqueradc at tho Hospltal Monday evenlng. Mlss Mao Seabury left here Thurs day for Lawrence, Mass., where she has a posltlon. Mrs. Minnlo Brown ls employcd In tho dressmaklng parlors of ,Mrs. Nowcll Demeritt. The Plerian Club met with Mrs. Coburn on Friday afternoon. Mlss Mattle Woodward, who has been vislting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Woodward, has return ed to Windsor. Mrs. Emma Carpenter, who has been vlsltlng her daughter, Mrs. F. C. Lamb, has returned to her home In Valley Falls, N. V. Mlss Georglana Davls, who has been spendlng the summer in Read ville, Malne, has roturned to town. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Jackson, of East Corinth, were recently the guests of Arthur Woodward. On Monday evenlne a meetlng of Tho Merry Malds was held at the home of Mrs. Harrison, Mlss Powell, hostess. Three young ladles were ln itlatcd And from reports lt is judged some one had a merry tlme. E. W. Huntley was in Montpelier on buslness Tuesday. Harry Cogswell was the successful hunter in town to get an alblno doe. Mrs. A. I. Torry is vislting rela tives ln Brooklyn, N. Y. Mrs. 'Josie Atherton and son, Stan ley, who havo been vislting in town, have returned to thelr home ln Man chester, N. H. George F. Woodward and famlly have moved this week to Vergennes. MORETOWN". Mr. and Mrs. Ed Chamberlln, of Middlesex, vlslted her parents, Mr. Mrs. A. P. Wade, Sunday. w. u. (jhasc was m calais over Sunday. Mrs. E. A. Foster was in Montpe lier Saturday, the guest of her daugh ter, Mrs. G. S. Knapp. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Chlld were ln Waterbury Saturday. Dr. Grimes and Dr. McGulre, of Montpelier, were called to see Arthur Smlth, who was so dangerously ill at H. A. Foster's Wednesday morning. Mr. Smlth was taken to the Heaton Hospltal where he had an operatlon for inflammation of the bowels. He ls af thls writlng doing well. Lee Bronson was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Bronson Sunday. Mrs. D. L. Thomas and Mrs. Sarah Leonard, of Shady RI11, were the guests of Mrs. H. A. Bronson last Wednesday. John Jackman, of Stowe, was In town Monday. John Boyce and his mother were ln Waterbury Monday. MARSHFIELD. ) and A daughter was born to Mr. Mrs. G. Bassett, Nov. 1. W. H. H. Mears visited his son Warren In Llttleton, N. H., last week. Those who attcnded the funeral of Leonard Darling, of Peacham, who was killed In the flre at St. Johns bury, were Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Pltkln, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sulham, Mrs. B. W. Davls and Mrs. L. Sanborn. John Buzzell, of Middlebury, was ln town last week. The Ladles' Aid wlll hold their an nual chlcken pie supper at the Meth odlst church Nov. 18. Dinner wlll bo served from 12 to 1 o'clock and sup per from 5 to 8. The Ladles Improvement Society wlll hold a poverty party at the Vil lage hall Wednesday, Nov. 10. Mem bers are expected to dress in uni form. G. Taylor and M. E. Beckley, of Groton, were in town over Sunday puttlng the central offlce in J. W. Mears' houso near tho saw mlll and flxlng up tho wires damaged by the flre. The Mlsses Minnlo nnd Gertie Bllss wero home from Montpelier Semlnary over Sunday and Mlss Ethel Lamb erton from Goddard Semlnary at Barre. Marshfield village feels very grate ful to Cabot and Montpelier for thelr wlllingness to help flght the llre last Saturday morning. 'Cabot got Its en gino down here ln good tlme, but James Rnlph, tho hero of tho occa slon had tho flre under control on the steople of tho Unlversallst church Just as thoy camo. Many thlnk lt Is about timo for Marshfield to obtain somo flro protectlon, as the K. P. bulldlng could nnvc been saved lf thero had been an englno hero. Mrs. Frank Bemls vlslted ln Gro ton last week. Nelson Gay, ot Montpelier, was ln town last weok. Forrest Duko, of Montpelier, vlslted at Vllas Smlth'a Sunday. STOPS FALLING HA9R Ayer's Ilalr Vlgor U composed of sulphur, glycerln, quinln, sodlum chlorld, capsl. cum, safie, alcohol, water, pcrfume. Ask your doctor about thls. Follow his advice. Promptly checks falllng halr. Completcly destroys dandruff. An elegant dresslng. Does tiot Color the lIair Ji O. Atkb Oompint IowhU, M". ttmwa a WMBBMan ii rwi im m mmumimmmtBamimBamammmmmeamxm I. i SMALLY DEAD I'ormcr Mcmhcr of Dcmocrntlc N'a- tlonal Commltteo nnd Clcrk of tho United Stntcs Court, Explrcd at Burlington. Burlington, Nov. 7. Bradley B. Smalley, for many years promlnent In buslness and polltical affalrs ln thls State, and nt one tlme sccretary of tho National Democratlc Commlt- tee, dlcd Saturday nlght. His ago was 74 years. He leavcs a wlfe and a daughter. Bradley Barlow Smalley was born ln Jericho, Nov. 26, 1835, son of Dav id A. Smalley and Laura Barlow Smalley. When four years old he moved to Burlington with his par ents, where ho obtalncd his educa tlon. He studled law in the offlce of his father nnd was admltted to thc bar ln 1863. Two years prlor he re celved the appolntmcnt of clerk of the U. S. courts which he held from 1861 to 1885. In polltlcs he was a Democrat. Not wlthstandlng the hopeless mlnorlty of thls party in Vermont he wlelded much Influence and made his mark in the legsllatlvo hlstory of the State. He rerescnted this clty ln the Stato Leglslature ln 1874 and In 1878. Ho was for many years a member of the National Democratlc commlttee and of the National Executlve commlttee. In four presldentlal campalgns hc was at the head of a department. He was a delegate from Vermont to the National Democratlc conventlon of 1872, 1876, 1880 and 1884. He was also promlnent in rallroad affalrs. He was a dlrector of tho Central Vermont up to lts'reorganlza tlon, was a dlrector of the Southeast ern system and of the Rutland rall road. He was for many years a mem ber of tho dlrectorate of the Burling ton Trust Company. Mr. Smalley was U. S. commlsslon er for thls distrlct from 1861 to 1896, collector of customs for the Distrlct of Vermont from 1885 to 1889 and from 1893 to 1897. He was commls sloner of the World's Columblan ex posltlon from Vermont. At varlous tlmes he was presldent of the Montpelier & Wells Rlver Rallroad Company, the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Rallroad Com pany and the Montreal & Provlnce Rallroad Company. Mr. Smalley was marrled in June, 1860, to Caroline M. Baxter, of Burl ington, flve children belng born to them. GROTON. L. S. Blanchard was in Boston last week, buying goods for his store. Ellsworth Arthur sold his property at auction last Wednesday. Goods sold for a good price; nelther of'his farms were sold. Mr. Arthur's peo ple are undecided yet where they will go. The funeral of Mrs. Hi.rry Taisey was held in the Methodist jhurch last Thursday afternoon. It a.s largely attended. Quite a few RjDekahs' from Wells Rlver were here to attend tho funeral. Rev. P. A. Smlth offlciated, and the burial was in the village cem etery. Communion services were held at the Methodist church last- Sunday and two were baptlsed. Twln boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Pierce Monday nlght of last week. Mrs. Harry Pike is in St. Johns bury, caring for her sister, who was burned in the flre recently. Mrs. A. N. Clark, of Hardwick, vis ited her sister, Mrs. George Clark. Mlss Jennlo Taylor closed her school on Granito street last Friday. She wlll teach the wlnter term In the same school. Mr: and Mrs. Ed. Gordon of Mer ldlth, N. H., who have been visitlnE her father, Charles Morrison, have returned home. M. E. Beckley was called to Marsh field Saturday to look after the Molly Falls telophoue central, which was damaged by the flre last Saturday morning. NATIYE OF MONTPELIER. Rev. George It. Spauldiug Rctlres From Presb) terlan -Mlulstrj" After Long1 Pastorate. A dlspatch from Syracuse, N. Y. announces the retlrement from the actlve mlnistry of Rev. Dr. George B. Spauldlng, for 24 years pastor ot tho First Presbyterlan church in Syra cuse. Dr. Spauldlng announce'd his declslon to his church on Sunday. Rev. Dr. Spauldlng is well remem b'ercd by oldor resldents of Vermont. Ho ls a natlve of Montpelier and a graduate of tho Unlverslty of Ver mont ln tho class ot '56. Among the 23 graduates of that year wero Dr. Edward Bradley, I. N, Camp, of Chlcago, Rev. Lewjs Francls, of Brooklyn, Rev. E. E. Horrlck, Milton, and Henry Lamb. There aro but nlno survlvors of the 23. Rev. Dr. Spauld lng was pastor of tho Congregatlonnl church nt Vergennes, 1861-64; and at Dover, N. II., 1869-83, ln tho courso of thls lnttor pastorate sorvlng a term In tho Now Hampshlre Leglslature nnd as a member of the constitutlonal conventions. His brother, tho lato James Reed Spauldlng, was the founder of tho Now York World.