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WOVWieTION BECOMES HISTORY
The following Editorial is taken from the Rutland Herald of Monday O.ie of the most curious examples of how tietion becomes accepted and authentic hintory is illustrated by a 3fThs of literary adventures, which found their culmination in a centen-! lilal history of the battle of Iienning tin, published in a very large edition by Oeorge K. Littlelield of Boston, A. U;l 1877. I 'Frank V. Coburn, who compiled and! edited the imperial for the eeiitennia hlHtf ry, was born in Vermont at the fiiot of Lake Fairlee in the town of Thetford, June 3, 1S53. He is a book collector, now resident in Boston, and has devoted some time to the study of Vermont history. 'After editing the centennial history, he discovered that the "Click" referred to was really "Gleig" and that his supposed history of the buttle of Hennington came from a romance, "Saratoga,"' pub lished in a volume, "Tales ot Military Life," which, while it is excellent, readable fiction, never purported to be history. In "checking up" the misapprehen sion, Mr. Coburu wrote to AI. D. Gil mun of . Montpelier, author of "Hlb'.iogiaphy cf Vermont" and o'.hev Vermont publications, asking him where Gov. Hiland Hall secured the material for his extended Quotations fvom "Click" nearly - pages of which appeared in Vol. 1, pages 211 to 223. of ' the Vernu nt Historical society's "Collections," published in 1870. , Mr. Gilmun's reply is characteristic It reveals the joke on the good gov ernora Joke, by the way, which has been kept quiet all these years and is published herewith for the first time. The letter fellows: Montpelier, May 8, 1880. M F. W. Coburn: Dear Sir:' Youia of the 2d Inst, with the Gleig article came duly to hand; your article Is conclusive; but presuming that you had not written to Gov. Hiland Hall-up-oii the subject, I have done so and htlve his reply; he edited vol., 1 of our Soc'ty Colls., and in writing him I did not disclose the position of the case, but asked him a few questions; he re plies: "I cannot now remember from what Glick's account of the Battle of Ben- Conflicting Thoughts n I kjui i lulling jLiiuugttij - r - &n v ti i till' V- '. T 1 1 fw. I "I 1 Skm ,, feg 'WC ) JJ J MfFS9 nington was printed. "I am cputiUcut Ajiat I never. saw.it lu a book. 1 recollect of trying to llnd from what it was originally cop ied, but failed. Its internal evidence indicated its authenticity, as I thought and now think. It might have been published in some Knglish periodical and copied into some later newspaper. It it not in Steven's Mss. volume of 1777? I am in the dark abcut it. "When the volume of Society Collec tions was printed I have an impression way. Very Utijx, .. V. D. GILMAX. , Now for the peculiar train of cir cumstances which led historians like Coburn and Gov. Hall to ."fail for" pure romantic fiction and give it the weight and authority of ollicial publl cation: : 1 As noted elsewhere, Gleig published his volume of romances in 1833. and Rev. Isaac Jennings, author of "Memorials cf a Centeury," first gave the aeccunt of the battle of Benning ton the stamp of approval in 1SG9, cooiy "lilting about 17 pages team ATARRH For bead or throat . . catarrh try: tbs vapor treatment VICE'S VAPORU YOUR BODYGUARD" -30?. 60t2Q la titat Click was a German officer, but j "Saratoga," and embodying the same I afterwards found that the name was! in his published works. (Just as an not in 'Reidasel's (Reisdel's) Memoirs' and now suppose it was written by an Englishman.." (Signed) Hiland Hall. Ha! Ha! ' Hall's letter would be good as a part of the note I shall ap pemd to your article, but it would be too bad, and I shall not use it iu that Wo KfOW the 6 EXilIE9 Storage Lighting: .la ttery Will Solve Your Battery Troubles Every ounce of its 4P pounds, tested and proved by 31 years practical battery building. We want you to know it as we know it. M WARREN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Sole Agents for Bennington County. All makes batteries repaired. Batteries rented. Charging $1.00. incident,. Rev. Jennings' last public act was assisting at, laying the corner stone cf the Bennington battle nionu-J meiit.) Then came the official approval ot this lifted romance by the Vermont Histcrieal society, chiefly through Gov Hall, who edited most of the Collec tions at that time and whose misap prehension may have been partly caused by the fact that at some time some typographical or other errcr had changed the name of Gleig to " Click" or "Click." No doubt the pood gover- ; nt r, taking the name in collection with the operations of the Hession Colonel, ' Baum, believed that the romance was actually the personal narrative of ! some Hessian officer! It only remained for Coburn Jo re produce a part ot the fiction iu his .big centennial edition to make-, the ! thing complete. The original docu- ' ments in this interesting case are in the possession of Charles ETuttle cf ' this city. ' '"ieorse Robert Olelsr wua born in ' England i l"'''"' nerved In the 1'eii insular war and itlmj with the BritlKli army In tills country during the war of i 1812. He is the author of ".Military : History of Croat Britain," "Life of t lit; I Puka of VVVIIinirtnn." "Chelsea Pension ers," etc Of "Saratoga," GleiMT himself hivs: "i have iinlhiftK to say. except I that I believe it to contain n tolerably i accurate narrative of tieneral bur (ioynv dl.M.iHii oils amalKii, and that us it makes no pretensions to more than this, it must be taken for what I'. i is worth." CAN WITHOUT SUGAR Take Care of Fruit By Method. Cold Pack sy.ru pj re imoi-sL satisfactory in can ning strong ilavored fruits as cherries pineapples,, peaches and raspberries, for in these the flavor of the Vorn syrup is not noticed. Daily Thouqht. 1 A n vessel Is known by tlio sound, whether it be cracked or not, so men are proved by their speeches, whether thev be wise or foolish. I Mnosthene. Thn rpsnonsibilitv for a daughter's futuro larjrclv rests with the mother. The rilit influence and th'j information which is of vital interest to the daushtt : imparted at the proper time has not only stived ths life but insured the success of many a beautiful niil. 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Mandolins, etc. l nlonSt.' Phone 4UU-W. LABORING HELP Wanted at Fillmore & Blades' Fnpor 3VX111 HENNINGTON FALLS Apply at once. FURN1TUR AND STOVES Cap satisfaction can be had here as our stock of Fall cftps is full and complete. 75c, 1.00, 1.50 GEO. a. UNION STREET. Near Post Office. UPHOLSTERING. I'rnctlce I.lmllod to Eye, Ear, .Nose and Throat . Glasses Fitted Properly Dr. J. R. Wilson 201 Union St. Bennington, . ka,i.i..... i-iilrigiiiiir.iijii-.jr'- li-iw: j.:iL.-V. .i in. t,-.l..i.:-. :.: r-:; vr ... Process Given for " Canning Fruit, ; Juice. - ! The sugar shorlaso noed not pre- vent pcoplO from making jolly for. the fruit juice may be canned and jelly i made nt any lima during the year when Biiyar is more plentiful. 1 The juice ,as obtained from the fruits for making jelly, should lie brought to the boiling point and pour ed immediately into hot, sterilized ' jars; the scalded rubbers and covers should then be placed on the jars and ; the jars partially sealed. The jars should be placed in a container deep enough to allow a rack to be placed in the bottom and to allow water to cover the tops of the jars. They, should be left in this hot water bath for forty minutes, keeping the water lielow the Ixiiling point or about 1G5 ' degrees 1 Upon removal, the jars should be sealed immediately, cooled and stored for winter use. Hut a word to the thrifty house wife! ,The Juice may be sterilized in hot bottlen, thus saving- the jars for other purposes. Four the hot juice ; into hot sterilized bottles and press ! the stopper or cork made out of cot ton into the neck, of the bottle. Set the bottles on a rack in hot water up to the neck of the bottle and sterilize forty minutes belov the boiling point or 163 degrees V. Keptove the bot tles immediately and press scalded cork in top over cotton stopper. When cool, cover cork with melted wax o; para flln. Tlio Home Demonstration Agent is alwajs glad to answer questions ii? regard to this work. F I II E li It I C K FJ R E CLAY 1$ KICK F L U E LININGS BEAVER HOARD COMPLETE LINE GENERAL MASONS' SUPPLIES TRUCKING. STAMFORD ti rt ros Bennington Vermont Yes, It can be done. Don't let the fresh fmit.i'go to waste. Keniembe. that tho small amount o' sugar which is usually put with the fruit does no. prevent spoilage and that tho product If canned by the Cold Pack Method will keep if Jt does not have a partible o! sugar in tho jar. In canning fruit:! without sugar i'. Is important to exercise special cant. On In- fresh, firm, sound products should bo selected and should be pre pared carefully by cleaning, sorting. : stemming, seeding, paring and cor ing as the case requires. All equip ment needed should be ready before starting and greiU care should be giv-l en to testing jar and selecting good . quality rubbers. .' I I In canning berr'es, they should be! 'placed at once, after washing into tho jar, fillin.g it compactly without crush j i.ig the fruit. This can be dom by nr. i ing a wooden paddly or by shaking j the jar to settle the berries. Tlun i place the jar in warm water and pour boiling water over tho berries, in ; stead of su;ar syrup, filling the jar. (Wipe around the mouth of jar enre ! fully with a clean cloth, place the i rubber and glass lop in portion. Partially seal by placing the wire over the top, but do hot push down 'the wire clamp. Immediately. put the jar in the sterilizer (which in I most cases will bo a "washboiler) and sterilize for 30 minutes, counting thei time when water begins to noil, i lie water in the sterilizer should cover jars at least an inch. '. In canning hard fruits, such a:i .peaches, apricots and apples, the pro duct is blanched by putting into ac tively "boiling water from una to two minutes. It is then dipped quickly , into very cold water" for about a minute, but not allowed to stand In ithe water. Finish preparing ! which, with poaches and apricots. tfcw York City, will be available will bo to remove skins. Pack in i , , , , .... , jars and continue as in case of ber rie! After tho fruit has been sterilized for the 4(J minutes -remove jars from i canner and seal completely, invert ! to test for leak in. the seal, and cool as quickly as possible, avoiding, drafts If a sweet canned product is .desired, thoro are commercial syrups and oth- ! tit client CM Utll it llfoa wllIM innv lto I used satisfactorily. The light corn Manchester,' Vt. Carl llolden returned to :' hni; cal school in Worcester i.i-t y. Misses Olive and I.tiorctia !.' " Suit ed In Wilmington and Dnver r. cently. Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Temple of North Adams are, visiting relatives hero. lloyt Sumner has returned from Wilmington where he spent several days with his son. The. Woman's Missionary meeting will be held with Mrs. Dora Whitney this week Friday afternoon. A very enjoyable time was had at the Baptist Ladies' Aid with Mrs. L. 1). Marcellus last Friday afternoon and evening. The Methodist -Ladies' Aid will meet nt the home ot Mrs. Xorris Jep son (his week Wednesday nfiernoon. September 17th. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Mallard and s:m Carlton motored to Keadsboro re cently visiting Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Sprague. The Missionary Society is invited to the Baptist church in North Adams this week Wednesday to hear Mrs. Witter speak on the work in India as both Mr. and Mrs. Witter are tak ing a vacation but will start Thurs day on their way back to India. EAST RUPERT improving and trip if emu WANTED. A truck, 5000 pounds capacity fruit j reaching Vermont Oct. 20, from 'for return load. same day at ; special, ri ice of $100. Mrs. Clark llarwood slowly. Mr. Cowee's mill is running again for a short time. Harry Danforth and family Mrs. 11. Ladd took quite a long ,ny automobile 'Sunday. Wallace Towsley and wife spent the latter part of the week with their son Schuyler who resides in I'awlet. Mrs. Karl II. Hill and son Carl spent Sunday with Mrs. Hills' brother Henry Chapman whose home North Dorset. Mr. and Mrs. O'Connor took daughter Clara Sunday to Hampton, Mass.. where she to attend school. - Quite a number attended the Man Chester Fair Wednesday and Thurs day although it was rather lower There was a large crowd both days. is at their North expects J COAL WOOD Henry M.Tultle Co.. 1 113 Depot St. ' ' Phone '-10. 1 For Your Better Appearance We've got this new Haberdashery in to help you out you men who want to spend little and get much and "Save and Serve" and look well dressed for the new, season. 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