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THE BENNINGTON EVENING BANNER
KDNECENT BENNINGTON, VT., THUKSDAY, DEOEMBER 10, 1903, ONE ,CENT If Some of the Women (And aTi the Meh That We Know) Had Only Ten Seconds to Spare They Would SpendFive Seconds Before a MirrorJ Bennington County NATIONAL BANK Capltal $100,000. Oflloers, JOHN 8. 1I0I.HKN. Prcsldent. A.. K.' KITCIIIE, Vlce President, ULKMKXT II. CONE, Oashter, Bennington, Vt. Trnnsaet a general banking business, pays interest oncerti ficates of deposit at tlie rate of 3 per ceutaf allowed to reiuain .tbree montbs. iDIRECTORS I. ,E..Gibson, J. S. Holden, Wra. E. Hawks, N. M.PulTer, A. K. Ritchie, -J. T. Shurtloff, C. W. Thatchcr. FIRST NAT'L BANK OF NO BENNINGTON CAPITAL $150,000 SUKPliUS.aiHl 1PROPITS .$75,00Q jiiesoukces ..g&oo.ooo Most centrally located for country business ancl is always j-eadyto receive new accouuts. It is ofle of ibe oldest and strongest Banks in Vermont, and fransacts a gonenil bank ing business. j. G. MoCULLOUGH, President. S. B. HALL, CasWer. rno KKXT Warui furnNucd slnnlc rooim I or roomt for IlKlir lumteUcepliiK. V. E". DYUt.lSBank at.. No Bennington, , Vi. riu, ttllNT -Elghtroom teiion.ent on South 1 St. with ull moilern Improveuients. A good Jiorse liarn Initlie rear. Klmer K. Kockwooil. 39 rno itnxT. Destrable tenemenU. offlces aml X store-. Possc'S'don glven Immedlately. V. jfc. Hawks, 2' S Nortll.St. rno lir. 'F Me roonn oa flrst floor. mod for larty or schoel glrl a . "Y.v- v..r.w ;r;Ti M.iw. Moorc, si rurK av. FOR KE.'VT.-Hoine, VVIIIow SL. now oo tunlo I by W. Vf. Hurke. bathroom, mod ern cSnveniences. in(uke .Urs Euw. Norton. rpo nii,T.-Cottaee200 Orove 8t..8rooins 1 bath and tuileU No. 3W) Maln St.. VI rboiai. bath. tollet. Iiot 'wntcr boller and Hlfam beat. W u.BhellM. mo UUNT. Seven room tenemeiiton UnlOQ I at.: aingle house; possesslon glven i atoijcc. Alsoslxroora tenement with nll inodern tra- nrovementa, ciocmc iigius uu oim ieeupled by Mlss II. J. Morgan, the milliiicn poaseaslou giyeufieiifil. S. II. itockwood. T, ao HKNT Two very deslrable, flve and . jlxUollaM. Apply to B iU. SLAUE. WANTKW.-Wotnan ior .ecneral houso. work, Rood oook. Call or address220 WefMttln streeL WANTIin. Man to do chore work on farm anicut wood Uirongh wtntcr Jcsso ltoblosoa. w" ANTKD.-Oirl todoeen ral housework. Apply to Mrs E. J.TllIany,4W Uaue 8t. WANTKD Ordcrs for frult trcei, orna mental trees and ghrubery for iprlnn de llTerlng. Allen Nursery. Uochester, N. V. 0. Atnjworth, ARcnt, 311 wet Maln bU Uf WAKTEO PoslUon a foremau In paper box shop, is-year erpertcnce. Aifdrea J II. 8 , Box lii, PWlmont, X. V. 3M VASTED-Falthful ierson to call on retal trtde and agents tor manufacturing house haylnz well:etablUhed buslneis: ocal ttrrl toryjstralRfitsalary $30 pald weekly and -pnse rooney adviuccdj previom exper ence unnecessary: posltlon permanenti busles Btiperlntendent Travelera, 60 Monon BId., Chleago. 111. .4lwg WANTDP Posltlon by an experlenced woman nur.e. Best of references glven. Innnlrn 42 Maln 8t. 36WK XTrANTBO A canvasslag agent vflth .mall W amount of money mny necure tne aaenoy of a Callfornla product that can be spld to every famlly of Bennington and surroundlng country. ane seller for a bouie to house cantaSHertohandlewlthothergopds. It Unn artlcle of dally conjumptlon, and where once sold Is a ure repeater. The product 1 noj as yet lntroduced In Vermont but hundreds of ap plleatlons have been iecelvel from there. For iartlculars. prlces and sample, addrcss 1 or rv MANAUEB, I. O. Box B87 Ban Jose, Callfornla. For Sale. Farm of 275 acre;i, wll watered, bulimngs ln cood nnlltto.. land ln good stato of cultlratloii. Spple orchard of MO to 200 barrels of fnilt, suKar orclianl of 500 trees, eoo rords of wood, loo.oifl teet ot tlmtMT , cuU 100 tous of hay Terms cajy, Eriiiulre of c. H. Mjers, Pownal cenire, Vt Fon 8ALI5.- -W wagons of all clcscrlntlous. "snaewof baruessr slnile and doufle. ,20 Ilnrses, eood drlvers and work horJniulr8 THEY FEEL BAD. The Ccrmans.Don't Llke Free Advcrtiscmtnts Por-Amerlcans. Berlin, Doc. 0:-The I'ublishurs' Press ia nuttiorizecl to atats tbat re jmrta aont by tbe Assouiatod l'rcas frotn the JSorlin ofUco, Noveiubor 25th that Eruporor Williara had adoptecl tho motbnd of Dr IIolrook Curtio of X. Vorlt for treatmootof hfB throut aro un truo and uojustiQable. , Attempt to ntlvertiso Americaas hy eondiog of tho report, baa oxcited in--dignation in tho bighest clrcles hi re. WAS BORN HERE. iamuol .15- iKcyei Died Novembtr 30, at Hart ford, Conn. Suinuol B. KQycs, agod C8 jaars, died suddonly of heartdiseaso Novetuber 30, lOOJi nt hlfl bome -in Hartford, Coon JIo wafi born in Bennin(?ton and livcd a largu .purtiou of liis lifo bore. Whilo bere be was ao osteemod locinber of tho M. K. cburch, of whicb biafatbor, Josepb :Koyes was a cbnrtor nioiubor. Ha luavea awife andtwo daughtoM, al so two biuttiorti and two niatera to roourn bin dontb. READSBORO Itw N. 'D. Bliermari and wiforeturn ed hqrne last week from n visit of &ev eral we'eks Bpont in Montoe, Florida, Savoy and Charlomont. Bora, Satunday, Dgc.-5 a dauyhtor to Mr and Mrs A. filartinolli and tfrand daugltter to Slr and Mrs G. CUiHte. Abe Bishop camo back Saturday from a sovoral'days business trlp . Tho villuse Bailiffs will meetThurs day nigbt for tbe last time tliis yeur, prepartory to auditinj; books, that the reports niay be printed for circulation January 1st. Carlo ,0bxio Jias acceptod a posit ioa with BuBock Mfg Co, as ,book keeper. Miss Hamer of North Adams is working.for Misa LIkzIb Stickney. Paxon Bowen and wife returnod Monday from a tbree weeks visit in Molroso, Masti. T. C. Buckley of New Vork was ln town last weck, in the interest of tbe PJatnum Co., of America.' Wliy don.t some of our jnterprlsln; young folks get up a tnas Tree ln Music riall. Our merchants are getting in their Ximis goods arid all have unusual flne lines this year Peoplo don't neod to go away from hotne to sccure an as sortment, low prices and best goods. SHAFTSBURY CBNTER Scbool opened Iiero Monday morn linn- with Jliss .lennlo Hasting's as teacber. Mrs. John Stevens, wjio lias licen soriouslv ill, is recovcring. Mrs. Ben Kstabrook of Bennington vlsited ber grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlos Barton ono day las1 week. Mr nd Mrs Fred Smlth and cbil- dren of North Bennington spent Sun day at Georgo Bronson's. Andrew Nlles is quite 111. Dr. F. K. Dean is attending. Cliristiuas Sulo Of Pianos. In order to reduce our stock before January 1st, wo have docided to sell 25 new pianos, the regular price of which is S.T50, for 1275 oach. Those pianos are new, just in from the fue- tory; double veneercd inside and but, hichly finished in fancy flgured wal nut or fancy figured mahbgany, with stool and scarf fully warronted for ten years, and will be sold on very easy pavmcnts. Send for catalogue, glving full descriptlon 6f style, flnlsh, etc. This is the chanco of a lifetlme to buy a strictly Drst class piano at a large reduction, and on easy terms Address: McKannon Bros & Co., 45 ChurchSt., Burlington, Vt. 3w "King Jollity"' a apoctacular mu aical produotion is to be givea in Ben nington in tbo noar future by local tnlent. under the aUBpiccs of tbe M. 0. A. It will be under tbe direo- tion of Prof E.' Walesof Brattleboro, who bas givco it witb great Buccess in othcr placos. Thomas F. Farroll, 57, a woll kuown Grand Army man who was secrotary of the Fourth Vermont rtfglmental as cnnlntlnn. Hlf(1 Mondav nt liis homo in Waterbury. He wa at ore time dopu- ..nlloMf.rfif.r.1 nM.lttUjJ-iml f on1 COSTLY hog: itatc HasPaidAImost $8000 In .Bounties. DUE TO HEDOEHOG LAW An Average of Over $2000 a Month For Fourand Onc-llalf Months So Far. Stato Auditor II. F. Grabam bas firr- tiisbnl a echedulejf tbo bountirs paid by tbe state on noxionc anhnals for a part of thb iiscal yonr ending April 1, 1903, tho total amount paid out of tbe atato troavrtry hoing $7,780. 45. In tbis connection it must be to- membered tbat there was no compensu. tion avnilaiila for tbo drcadful ravages of bedgehogs until DecDrubor 11, 1002, whon a boooty of 30 cents eacb was of- fercd for tho slaugbter bt tbiso ani- m;i!j, During the period botween Docem- borll, 1JK)2 and April 30. 190H, tbe numbor of hodgebogs kilicd nn which the bounty wasolaimed, was 7,221, wbich cost tho state at 30 cents eauh, tbe aum of g2.107.20 If tbis ratio is kept up during the year, tho cost of bedgehog bounties alono for the tweiro inontbs will approximata 8G,000, n very tidy suiu whicb irany peopie thiuk could be used tohntter advantagn ehn wboro. LE1LA MclNTYRE MARRIED. Clurminj Bennington Actresi Wcds John' llyami, an Actor. Mlss Lolla Mclntyro, tbe pretty young aetross who scored such a suc- cess last year in the "Sleopini; Boatity and tho Beast" was married at New York Sundny to John Ilyams, who ap- poared in tho same company. Miss Mclntyro who is a Bennington girl is much- admlred overywhore. A New York papcr of last Thursday" printed tho following: If there was an nir of abstraction nbout Jeila Mclntyo laat night, whp she made bor flrst appearance in "Motbor Gooso," at tho New Ametnr dam tbeatre, Now York. It was not duo to stago nervousness. Sho waa thinking of alTairs of bor own, no doubt, for ber parents bavo said sbe Hhall not beconio tho wife of John II)- aruB, Bunday morning, and sbe nnd Ilyams bave botb aaserted with equal poiitivenosB thatlhey will marry at tbat ttino. Miaa Mclntyre, who plays "Jill" ia the new pnntouiitne, "Mothor Goose,", says only John llyama sball be ber "Jaclt," and Ilyams adds that only he sball fetcb and carry for bor in tho 'Jii bill str'jgglo fur life. So nages, tbe domeatin warand tbesequel rests k tbe futuro. It had been uriginally ar ranged tbat tho marriage should take place laat Sunday morning, but tbe plana wer,e diacovored by Miss Mcln tyre's paronts and thwartcd. "Butit wil) be noxt Sunday suro," exclaimed tbe pligbted pair yetterday, "aod tbot's no nuraory rbymfj. " Thore will ba no elaboratc ceremooy, aud for once tbo Little Church Around tho Corner will not be the sceno of a tbeatrical wcd ding. Soroe Justice of the poacn will prob ably ofllciate that is, if tho loversout wit tbo parents. Miss Mclntyre Is 10 years old, pretty and dover. Bhe wa formerly one of tbe vaudoville team of Molntyru and Linton and last Benson she playod Boauty in "Tho Sloeping Beantv and tbe Beast " Mr Uyauia, wbn is about 32 years old, api'eartd is tbo Doctor in the same productian, but be is now conducting a vnudevillo agency. 'liis oine is in Troy. SANDGATE The Revlval meotings aro continu ing this week with incroasing interest. Mrs John Steele of South Williams town, who has boen visitlng for a short time at her paronts, Mr and Mrs W. J. Butnilton's teturned homo last week. Mrs Joromo Still, remains about tho same. Smlth Peck, the cldest cltizen ln town, being about nliety-four years 1 eV . BRIMMER-ELDRED. Prctly Wtdding at North Pownal Last Wedntj. day Evenln. . A vory pretty wedding occurred last Wednesday evening at six o'clock, Dec. second, nt tho homo of Mr and Jlrs Stephen, J. Eldrcd of North Pow nal, when thoir daughter, Bertha May was'unltod in mnrrlugo to Franklin Briramor of Albany, N Y. Theibride was handsomoly cowned in wliite cropo de chine over white sllk and trimmod with venetian laco. Sr woro a vell anfl carrlou white brido's roses. Miss Mnrcia Blanche Eldred sister of tho brlde, who acted as maid of honor was attired in white silk muslin ovor green sllk, and triramed with polnt de sprlo lace, and carrled pink roses. Frank Hicks of Albany assisted .tho groom. l"ho house was tastefully decoratcd. White ribbons lod from tho stairway to an arch composed of burel, ground plne and bittorsweet, potted ferns were massed ln the back giving a vory ploasing oflect. Tho ' banisters wero covored with laurel and ground pine tled with whito satln rlbbon. Miss Beulah Bunco of Troy Conser vatory of music, and a cousln of tho brlde, beautlfully rendoredjho Lohen grln wedding march. To its strains the bridul party entered, tlie brlde lennlng on tlie arm of her brother Arvie El dred, who gavo her away.' After tho improsslvo ceremony Ir and .Mrs Brimraor wero heartly con gratulatod by thoir many friends and relatives. About eighty guests wero present. Among thoso from out of town were, .Mr and MrsEugeno Brini mor, pnrents of tho groom, Horace Greeno and wife, D. U. Wobster and wife, J. R. Tillt and wife, Mlss Leona Brlmmer, S. R. Brimroer and' wife, Mrs II. J. Brimmer, Chas Britn mer of Petorsburg, N. Y; MissJonos. Mlss Spencor, Miss Hannabs of IIoo ick Falls; E. S. Bunco and wifu, Frcd Bunco, Mrs Willard Swurtout. A. A. Bunce and wife, Miss Jenn'.e Bunoe", MissLidaBunce, Willls Gilllos, tbe Misses Gnllagher, Mrs Ohas Crlsp of Troy; Mrs Dr Goss of Taunton, Mass; Miss Anna Sulllvan and Miss Kmmu A. Crum of New York City; Mr Arms j by and Mr Fleming of Albany; Mrs A. U. Potter nnd Mr and Mrs Byron Brimmor of Pownal. The great number of gifts included sllvor, out glass, Havlland china, linen, furniture and monoy, ono en- velopo containing f 100 in gold. Gale of North Adams served luncheon, tho brido's cako being brought to the brido who out lt. After the recoption the hnppy couple' left for Bennington amid a delug3 of rice and good wishes. The coach was elaboratoly decot-ated with white , ribbons. They will visit New Vork, 1 Wushington, Richmond, Va , and ; other places of note in the south. NO COFFIN IS WANTED Accordini To Trustcc L'vingston of thc Street Commiilcc. "Wanted, acollin for the good roads tiiovemcnt." This in Rubstance was an editorial item in a late issuo of the Banner and Reformer. I tako it that it was intended as a joko, hough not labeled as such,' for the editor of our local newspaper is a good doal glven to facotiousness, particularly ln his editorial columns. But let that pass. Good roads, in any event "is no joko," and if thefo is over a irovement in that direction a serlous movement, I mean lt will stand in nd need of a coflln. Whenr ever one of these great movemonts gots started it acqutres marvelous momea- IUIU. , I-read recently a story of two farm ers who for the tlrst time in their lives stood beside a rallroad track on which was an cngine attached to a heavy trainofcarsr Said ono farraer to the other, "Hank, sho'll nover be ablo to startit. It isni possible." Finally the steara was turncd on, and, with much pufllng, grinding nnd groanlng, the great train began to move vet-y slowly, then fuster and faster, until finally, with a whlrl of dust and roar like thunder, lt swung out of sight around a dlptant curve. Then tho farmer, drawjng a long breath, ro marked! "Ijank, by the eternal, tliey'U novetj ablo ti stopit." So will'lt1 with tlie good rdads movement. e le (jrct under head- way and notbjj wtu no nble to stop t or starul btj JtUJi i's good woru is done. Fun aside, I tako it that tho editor is fully convlnced that good roads ato as essential to the comuiunlty's woll-being as evon a railroad, if not moro so, und good streets aro of raord importanco thaii good rdads tneariing good country oads outsido tho villago llmlts. But both aro possible ln com petcnt hands, oven with tho rosources now it cotnmand. It hus.bcon demonstratcd in this villago tho past ytnr that with the same amount of money as is usunlly raisod, that Is, 20 cents on tho grand listdollar, netting about $0000, much better results cou.d be obtained tlmn hns been usual. And so it may blH. M. BaSSett Told Of thC Findtal saiu uiai n tno town, or mo vniage either, fpr tliat mutter, would employ competent men to iandlo tho road work their money would go a hundred percont further than is usual I think it can be shown that fully hnlf the blghway tax expended ln the town, as woll as the vlllagcs, has ln fpast yoarsl been absolutoly thrown away. This result comes about through incompetency a lack of knowledge of road construction as well as road material. lt is possible to go out into a mondow where there is nothing but loam, and without adding a spoonfull of other material or cartlng a spoon full away to lay down a highway that will be as hard and smooth as a race track, absolutely impervlous to mols turo frora top or bottom, and never show in flve years at leastmore than an inch of inud on its surface. Stlll, of courso good material is the best to use, but thero is so much that is poor all about us and so much of 'this poor stull has been used in past years and used unlntelligently that we have on tho whole about as poor roads as any body ln any part of tho ..country can boast of. Now, Mr Editor, let us start a good roads movement, rather than advertlse for colTins, and I will guarnnteo that the rosult will not only redound to the crHllt of tho Banner and Reformer, but add totho dlgnity and standingof the community in which we live. J. H. Livingston. EDGERT0N-BUCK. Charmlng Aff.ir In West Arlington Last Wednesday. A vory ptetty wedding occurred Wed nesday, Dec ninth at the homo of Mr and Mrs H. G. Buck ln West Arling ton when their duughtor Elva becatno he wlfo of Albort R. lidgerton of Manchester. About twonty frienil's and rolatives of tho brido and groom wero assemblcd in tho parlor, and at two o'clock, tho brido and groom ontored unattended, and standing ln front of n bank of green, woro united in murriftgo by LRev Mr Furnuss of East Arlington. The bride was vory tastily gowned in white etamlne trimmod with ribbon and lace, und woro whito glovcs, and a pretty hair ornampnt fn hcr hair. Following the ceremony a very nice lunchon was served. Mr nnd Mrs Edgerton left for tho north on tho evening train, nnd after ! A ten days trlp will be nt homo in West Arlington. j Many pretty gifts testified to the os teem ln which tho brido is hold, among ' which were a gold banded china set, j and silvor spoons from Mrs G. A. , Derrlck; ten dollars from Mr and Mrs ' W. B. Edgerton: flve dollars from Mr and Mrs White; fivo dollnr gold piece from Mlss Fannie McKee; two dollars from Mary Edgerton; one dollar from Mrs C. W. Sherman; two dollars from Chas Edgerton; ono dollar from Elsie and Stella Uarrington; Mrs Skinner, pair of plllowcasos; Mrs Ilarrlngton, photo and brooch; grandmother of the bride, ldoz napkins; Mrs Rawley, 1 pair towels; Mrs Foster, l handker chlof; Mrs Barrett, sofa pillow; from the brides mothor, embroidercd waist; Mrs Eaton pair towels; Mrs Lucy Smlth, amber beads; Mabel Farnham, sugar sholl; Mr and Mrs Woodworth, 1 doz tumblers. Our hearty congratulntions are e.x tended to both. DORSET A misslon study clasB has been or ganized by Miss Eloise Carhart. The class are studying China at present. Rev Chas. S. Carhart, G. M. Sykes ''and Miss Loulsa Sykes attended the installatlon of Rov. John Barstow ln Manchester Thursday evening. At tho nieeting of tho foreign Mls- slonitry Soclety to be held with Mlss , Loulso Sykes, Wednesday aftornoon I a roport of tho meeting of tho Wom ' an'sBoard ofmlsslons utNew Havon Ki'l lr gjven, MURDER CA Jury For, Trial of Mabcl Roe; crs Secured. JEW-TT FIRST WITNESS of the Body of Marcus Rocrs In River. After spending more than a day in getting a jury the trial of Mrs Mabel Rogers for the alleged murder of her husband is in full swing. The court suspended at 3 o'clock yesterday for ono hour ln order to pernrit the sheriff to flnd jurymcn. Ono of those called as jurors deQned capital punishment as "standing ilrm in your mind." That let him out Boveral have been excuscd becauso they were opposed to punishment by death. When court adjurned tho jury still needed one to complete, although flfty six men had been summoned. Mrs Rogers wears her wedding-rng' and when tnlking to a relativo after court yesterday was seen to dry her eyes frequently. At all other times sho has appeared perfectly cmotion less. The storm kept many attay this morning. Women still muko up a large proportion of tho audienco and line tho halls when the prisiont r passes in and out of the court room. The jury was finally decided upon this morning, as follows: E. W. Barrows, Dorset; Mead" Brownell, Pownal; Oscar Chase, Readsboro; O. M. Derby, Manchester; Wm Ham ilton, Sandgate; Andrew Jepson, Stamford; W. N. Mattison, Glasten bury; John F. Sheldon, Rupert; Geo V. Slade, Winhall; Wm H. Smlth, Manchester; P. C. Croa and Edward Blngham, of Bennington. Tho jury was chosen frora flfty-eight men. Tho clerk read tbo indictment of Mrs Rogers to the jury, to which tho rospondent had' already pleaded not guiltly. O. M. Barber, for tho prosecutioq, madb a brlef opening statctuent of the case and Its circumstances, setting forth what tho state oxpeeted to prove; that Marcus Rogers was rnurdered by Mrs Rogers, nssistod by young Per ham, who was infatuated with hor, that sho and Perham had had illicit relatious, that her motives were to be rid of Rogers in order to marry a young man, who is to be a witness in the case, nnd in ordor to obtain tho monoy on a insurance policy which Rogors carriod. The defonce took an exception to the part of the abovo, alleging that relatious to "have exbisted between Mrs Rogers and Perhnm. Samuol ti. Jewett was tho tlrst wit ness to tako the stand and was inter rogated by Mr Shakshbber. Jewett testllied that on tho morning of Aug ust 13 or 14, 1902, he brought a hat to Bassett's store, to which was pinned a note signed "Marcus Rogers," saying that tho writerhad commltted suiclde. Be than went to Morgan's ileld, and looi:lng along the river bank, found the tnurderid Rogers, faco down at the botti.m of the river. Jewett was not cross-examined. Mr II. M Basselt took tbe stand and testified that a bat with a papcr pin ned to it hnd been brought to his store on East Maln st by ono E. B. Uathaway tho day before the body was found' He identified tbo hat and tho note, which were produced in court. Bassett saw tho body after it had been taken from tho water; ho sold it was very wet und covered with sand and dirt. He was unable, howover, to idcntify the dead man as Marcus Rog ers. The defenso did not cross-exam-Ine Mr Bassett. E. B. Uathaway, being called as n witness, testitled that tho evening be fore tho body was found, he had hls.at tentlon called to u hat which was tled to a tree in Morgan's grovo east of the path running from SnfTord street bridgo to Gtove street. He tookdown the hat, read tho noto pinned to it and ' took thera both to Bassett's store. Mr Hothawuy IdontiHed tho hat and n '.Ix i' i.u-cut trc i" ,d said ho found thera about six rods from whero Rogers was found. The crossi oxamination by Mr Archibald had no ellect on nuthaway's testimony, al though it was evidojit that tho defense- n,nn.inrtlnI.niiXA tnnl .Vinf V Vl .1 had not been discovered before even-1 ing, whilo lt is claimed that the crime- I j wus commltted tho night bofore. John Sanborn testllied tbat he sawJ the hat und tho note on tlie tree oarly Wednesday morning and again at noon, but naid little attontion to them. When ho saw the hat in tho evening:,. the band on the hat had been cut. The respondent's cross exnmlnatior developed nothing beyond what h been stated. Doputy Sherilf John Nasb, who j nuestioned by Mr" Barber. testUl th'athe, Deputy Sheriff Godfrey i Selectman Ritchie were shown by 1 Jewett to the river, that tho body, sembling a log of wood -ray at the tom of the river, that it was face dc ward, and that itshead pointedj stream. They dre the body out of the w without ditllculty. Ho deseribed. river and tbo naturo of tho sht They left tbe body on a stono wall il dry and then carried it to Safford street, whero Undertaker WalbridnJ took it in charge. Mr Nash identlQe a watch and a purso found in the pockl cts of the dead man. Tho body wa taken to Ferham's house on Saffonl street. Mr Nash was not cross examl ined. Lcon Ferhnm was called on thl stand this afternoon and as the Bacl ner goes to press, is telling the story of how he nnd Mrs Rogers murdercJ ber husband. AT ST. PETER'S. Loulslana Purch.ie Exposltion Closcs 1 aMujlcal, Tho Louisana Purchase Expos at St Peter's church was brought j very successful closo last evenlngl The turkey dinner was the bestl klnd ever held ln tQwn andnottedl ly 8100. Over 80 sat at tho firstl and the tnbles were set a secontT third time. The various departments were tastefully gotten up and wero welll ronized Tho Japanese cornerl charge of rs Blackmer and Mrs '. cock was the most interesting prettiest depnrtraent in the entlrcry ies. Tho kitchendepartment was ln chi of Mrs Flnn and Mrs Larabee. Mrs Ayers and Mrs Collins Gral of Bennington and Mrs Chas. Will of Hoosick Falls had charge of candy table. which was tbe most ular and best patronlzed. Mrs G. F. Graves and Mrs CfiS Dewoy had charge of the Iodian el bit and Miss Lula Roblnson had a exhibit of ber hand work and tho was most successfnl Mrs Hattie Bradford was the fortl teller. Mr Squires and Mrs Wllcox g. several very entertalnmg uuots al solos. They sang ,,Nearest and Deu est," und Mr Squires sang "Home my childhood" and "Ganbaldi." Ml Hazel McLeod gavo a very InterestiJ Germnn recitatlon. Mr Squires goes to Burlington, the 14th and after the holidays goe.J the Paciliccoast for the winter. It was the most successful afTair oj kind ever held in town. nearlyj being olearod. N0RTHP0WNAL Mrs Charles Crisp of Troy n few days wltli her parents lastj Mr and Mrs H. W. Boni? arJ ing preparations to move into Card's house. A new store house is being built ll uiu ixew cngianu umo vjo. wru. liui sel is laylng the foundatlon. The "Old Mald's Convention" an! fair was quite a success. About was realized. Mable Pottibone is conflned to bouse by lllness. Tho flrst meeting of tbe "Youll Peoplo's Loaguo was held Wednesdal evening in the church parlors andjj good time was enjoyed by all. A ver interesting musicai anu uterary pra gram was glven, after which a lie lunch was served. WEST ARLINGTON C. B. McICco waa home over Sund from Salem. Tho sooial bold last wek iit homo oflr and Mrs Uenryi a pleasanV one. The next decided upon. So tienr. peoplo nre busy.