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I I .1 I, II I I 1 I i II I I II I II II I II II I 3 - m w il ii in iiv y i ii i f i i f.s .. -Vl'St , f 1.50 A YEAR. $11.00 IF NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. "Let all the ends thou aimest nt bo thy Country's, thy Uod's and Truth's. FIVE CENTS PER C OI'V . VOLUME XVIII. BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1894. NUMBER 50. NEWPORT. A Modern Gem in a Grand Old Setting. The Busy Capital of Vermont's Summer Resort Regions. In Business a Miniature Chicago; in Surroundings a Summer Paradise The T.eader of Vermont's Enterprising Villages Its Early History and Later Marvelous Growth and Development Its Charming Location and Unsur passed Scenery Lake Memphremagog and the Mountains A Noted Sum mer Resort A Village of Beautiful Homes Public Improvements Educa tional and Religious Manufacturing Sketches of Live Business Men. what may It be expected to do when some thing really happens to give It a start!1 That question will bo answered in the near future, we predict, by Newport's Board of Trade, Which wns organized in 1802, and which from the beginning has had Its sleeves rolled up to the eldow. About its first move was to secure that most prosperous of concerns, the Moir Granite Co., described elsewhere. The province of the board is to investigate and recommend new enterprises, but it is deemed advisable not to recommend those of an ex perimental nature. Tho objects of the association- are the advancement of the public inter ests of the village of Newport; the develop ment of all legitimate enterprises tending to increase its prosperity ; the uniting of the en ergies and influence of ItsDeonlc uuon all sub jects affecting the welfare of the village and tue cultivation or friendly relations among the business men of the village anil vicinitv. The nucleus of as the IVouty Miller svnteni Is pumped from the lake by that fii'in,' at their lumber mills, and the system has a pressure of 80 . . i .1 i i. pounds u me q,iije men. Hut the present -systems do not compare with mat wuicii is expected to be construct ed in the near future. A charter Is to be ob- taiued and $40,000 expended in bringing water from Derby I'ond. nils svstem wiil have a head of 400 feet ami when completed will be one of the lsst in Now England. Ten thousand dollar has been expended by the village during the past five vears in the con struction of a model ' System of Kriyernge, and in the Improvement of streets and side walks. The village is rcmnrkab v well sltuat- ed for drainage, and above all things it is a neaitny place. Toe ntiuoauhere is or -except' ioual purity and is partliiiarlv favorable for tbe restoration to health of persons ntntcteu with pulmonary comnlaints. malarial disor ders and hay fever.. It is also an absolute Newport, the county seat of Orleans county, ' Which is one of the extreme northern counties of Vermont, having the Province of Quebec for Its northern boundary, Is undoubtedly the best commercial village of 2000 population in Vermont. It is located on the western shore of Lake Memphremagog. very near its south ern extremity, and is reached bv the Passump sic Division of tho Bostou & Maine and the Canadian Pacific railways, the latter road ter minating at this point. 'With only oueexcep ' tion the village of Newport has made the most brilliant record in the way of growth in pop - illation and business in the state, and in beauty of situation, business and public build ings and residences it is without doubt the banner village of New England. And although the history of Newport has been made in an exceptionally rapid manner it is a history of solid growth, continuous and neaitny, aim ner advancement has never been of that un reliable, spasmodic kind which has character ized so many communities. Each year has added new "and substantial material to its foundation. In her growth as a commercial center Newport passed the doubtful stage in 1884 when she was made the county seat of Orleans county, and although there was not a church nor a school house in the village pre vious to the beginning of the late rebellion its rapid growth may be said to have commenced with its history as a county seat. Newport is interesting as a community be cause it is exceptional. One's first Impression of it when stepping from one of Its 15 daily trains is always reliable, for its magnificent hotels, its best and its poorest business blocks, its beautiful residences, shady streets neatly curbed with stone, and tho lake with its steamers and pleasure boats are all in full view mile awav), Owl's Head Mountain, Skinner's Cave anil Knowlton's Landing, each 10 to 12 miles from Newport, and Sargent's Hay, 18 miles away. Commanding the lake HKe so inanv solemn sentinels are Mount Orford, Owls Head Mountain, Jay Peak, JUount Jlor, Mount Pisgah and Bluff Mountain. Of what the nature-loving visitor may discover in the surroundings of Newport and Lake Mem-ohremaL'-os; the hundredth part cannot be told. This lake was a famous fishing ground for the Indians, and it Is equally well known to sportsmen today. Pickerel, shad, black bass and lake trout in plenty are taken, the latter weighing from 10 to 20 pounds. The woods on its banks swarmed at one time with the moose, deer, bear and small fur-bearing nniimils: now lirettv eottiures ieeo forth from inanv clearlusrs mid hamiv voices are heard on tennis grounds. This lake afforded the Indians a mode of easy communication between Cana da and the colonies during the French and Indian wars, and frequently war parties passed over this route and carried captives away into Canada. Stark, who commanded the forces at the battle of Bennington, during the old French war, was taken prisoner and carried by way of this lake. Now the brass baud of the Ladv of the Lake sends Its echoes through the valfev aud the soft twaugling of the guitar is heard at twilight in the birch canoe. Early History. The early history of the town of Newport begins a" little "later than the majority of Vermont towns at least it was not chartered until the year 1803. The first house - was built previous to that by Martin Adams, in 1703. He was soon joined by others ami in 1800 there were to bid you welcome, ine merchant wli l bid eieven f.lmjijes in the town. Most of these you welcome, too, and a day's sojourn here S).ttk.rs ,..nne down the river from Barton fa little ahead of Kunawuv Pond) aud were in will prove to any ordinary soul that Newport has more solid enterprise to the square Inch than auy other community on earth. duced to locate on the bunks of the lake be" cause the frost had not destroyed the vegcta" LANE BLOCK NEWPORT. conokkgationAl cm iicir, cokner main and school streets Newport. However, it will not do to confine a visit to Newport's clattering aud citified Main street. Walk down bv that elegant piece of urchitei tore, the Congregational church, and note what the true New England pride of the peo ple has leen doing. If vou have no home the pretty models surrounded by cultivated lawns that are kept green by splashing fountains will put new Inspirations into your heart and vou'H have a picture painted there that will last forever. But the special character of Newnort. like that of Paradise, Is more easily imagined than expressed. Words cannot por tray the reeling tout creeps over us wnue viewing from the topmost point of Prospect Hill the location of Newport and her sur roundings. We stand and gaze and dream in waudering silence, and perhaps indulge in unreliable speculation as to how long Dame Nature studied la-fore painting the Heavenly picture. Off to the north, the east and west ami south are the gently undulating outlines of hill and mountain very similar to scenes iu other portions of Vermont, but the presence of that most lienutiful of American waters, Lake Memphremagog. with here and there it point of laud extending out into its depths and yonder white sails and dipping oars flashing in the sunlight, makes a view of sur passing loveliness. The view from Pine Hill, 15 minutes walk from the hotels of the village, is equally beautiful, and in fact NewMrt ap pears to belter advantage from that point, showing itself with its glistening houses to be (list what it Is the prettiest gem that nestles amid the (ireen Mountains. tion here while on the hills it had all ".been killed. And it is a fact worthy of note) that vegetables appear from the local gardens of Newport as early as at any other point in New England. In the year isoo there were but 00 acres of cleared land in the town, six yoke of oxen and no horses. The early settlers ob tained much of their food froin'the lake and forest. Venison and trout were as "cheap as dirt" aud money was almost unknown. The meu procured the rood wlnle the women spun and wove wool and flax for clothiHg. The first town meetiug was held on March 11, in hi, under tne name oi nuncunsiKirougn, which was the first name, and which was changed to Newport In tbe fall of 181(I.CThe first town clerk was Amos Suwver. The first grand list was made in 100, nnd contained 11 names. The first school district was organized Nov. IT. 107, and the first school house was erected of "hewed timber, six inches thick, 3'J feet long. 18 inches wide," and the sum appro priated ror It was -rorty dollars to le paid in lalxir, iKiards, shingles, nails, glass, &c." Quite A Contrast Is afforded by comparing the-old with the new. It Is not generally known that today Newport has within a "radius of one mile "a population of 4.000 souls. This estimate in cludes the villages, of West Ierby and IJates ville. In which two of the prominent manu facturing institutions mentioned iu this Issue Frost Veneer Mill and the In ternational launder .Mills are located. These suburbs contribute ;verv largely A Manufacturing Center has been in operation for some time, and by referring to the articles upon the International Company, the Proutv & Miller lumber firm, the Moir Granite Company, the Frost Veneer lactory and otner important nrnis, it win ic discovered that thousands of dollars are dis tributed monthly to skilled workmen who spend their earnings in Newport. The broom factory operated by ,J. H. Iluse employs 20 workmen, while the recently established laun dry of C. A. Phillips employs a large number of workmen and is doing a good business. The shoe factory of C. .1. Hibbard employs from 15 to 20 operatives and the new whole sale and retail bakery of J. F. Lambert & Co., Is making a good start. The large overall fac tory of 11. F. Moore & Co;, has been estab lished some time, us has also the very success ful aud well-equipped planing mill of E. It. White. There is also u retail inurhle and granite works, besides several minor manu facturing institutions that are a necessity in all communities. Over in Hatesville (ten min utes walk) beside the A'encer factory is the shingle mill of F. C. Bates and a wheelwright shop, while iu Wrest Derby is C. E. Ciramiv's foundry and machine shop and an extensive bottling works. Newport oners many and cure for the "blues." ,. Ample protection from tire is provided by a well-organized aud efficient fire department consistiugof St members, but few occasions for their servh liave ever occurred. The High aud Graded Schools of Newport honor the - village and the state. The educational advantages are in fact un usual and heartily appreciated by the inhabi tants. Tbe inductors are competent and tbe products of tbi schools are everywhere ac cepted as well unined and developed in the respective cour es taken. The High school holds a strong ).,'ace as a college fitting school, and the candidates are accepted anywhere that admission Is desired. Including the High school there are six departments. Five religious denominations are represent edthe Methodist, Congregational, Baptist, Episcopal and Jlomaii Catholics, all of which have creditable houses of worship. A correct idea of the deep interest manifested iu relig ious matters muy be gained by u glance at the First Congregational ehurcb.the corner stone of which Ijeut date July 27, INM0. A nuniler of the more prominent secret and lienevolent societies uttve prosperous organizations, mid tbe C'vcle club of ( members which was or- T tho button" the enterprlzing citizens of the place huve done the rest, and a prominent ex ample is presented bv their very attractive trotting park. Tlie balf-mle truck in this park Is one of the best Iu the state. The park is nicely embellished, having a very substantial grand stand with a capacity of 1500 people, a large dining-room 40x80 feet in dimensions, while there is stabling for 150 horses. This park has been the scene of many grand gath erings and trials of speed. PROUTY & MILLKIt. - Spruce Kir - " "-V i INTERNATIONAL Lt MHEIl MILLS. ganized in 1S03 is doing a good social work by maintaining reading and recreation rooms tor all young men who wish to become members. The village bus an excellent brass band of IS members whose headquarters are m the tire department, building, nut or tne many icat I ures that ge to make Newport the most de lignum Residence Place in Now England tbe half cannot be told here. It is a typical villasre. built and growing iu increasing strenirtb bv the nublic spirit ofjits citizens, lis prosperity is general and its Inner home life contented and happy. In business there Has lieen but two failures dur ing" the pasr :i0 years. As a point for the or water power. Both the arc and incandes- erection of summer residences this is the cap- cent systems are in use. 18 arcs noon the I ital of Northern Vermont summer resorts streets'ond 1800 incandescent In the business ; There is no prettier spot of earth than Bull's and public buildiiiL's of the village. There Is Bluff (See ili-scrlption of West Derby) and probably no town of its population in Ver-; there are a number of the most picturesque mont using as inanv electric lights. The vil-; sites within the village limits. Here on tins lage has a remarkably good supply of water , beautiful peninsula where : years ago mere superior advantages asu manufacturing place. Her railroad facilities arc till that could be de sired, building Is cheup. t-ecause of the ubiin dance of raw material at hand, and as a per manent residence place it is unequalled. Every modern public Improvement known to municipalities has been provided' ba the en terprise of its citizens, ami, amount lieni is one of the best Electric Light Plants In thelstate operated by the Newport Electric Light company, of which V. A. Proutv might be called the president, treasurer and board of directors. The plant began operations in 1801!und is located 1 1-2 miles from the village on v iyue rner, m-ing operuieu eiuier oy ileum from two svstenis'of was not a school-house or a church, there are NEWFOKT FKOM PINE HILL. Lake MeaaphreBBagaa;. From the time when tbe first sign "Keep off the Grass'' appears to the autumn days when all nature is dressed in gold Ijke Mem phremagog forms Newport's greatest attrac tion a a health and pleasure resort. This beautiful sheet of water is tbirtr miles long to tbe stability of her eomtner Hal interests. Ixit when it is ronsidreed that tbe village is completely surrounded by and receive tbe trade of a larger and richer ag ricultural country than anr other village in tbe state iter actiuuulxtrd wealth is bv no mean a surprise. The erection of so nianr and from one to four miles wide, and two- costly Isusiuewi iKiikliiura wilbin the imxt .1. third- of it lies in tbe Province of IJuctiec, I cade was only in tbe nature of nreoaratiun Tbe remainder of it lies between lhetwn of Newport and Derby .and Coventrr anil Salem. A tour with the -Lady or tbe Lake" or with one of the many elegant private yacbt that course her surface diM-kwes tbe i.bal of scenic beauty, at least as far north as (ieorgeville or ibralter I'xint. n lis b are Iff miles away. tner points of Interest on the lake sule are for a brilliant future that ha alrea.lv been realized, and tbe predb-tion that within the next ilciaile .New port will lie Incnrjio rated as a city is by no means an bile one. The Tillage of such a solid, sure basis and reliable ebsr-ar-teri-ties will never ilcviate from tbe line it has lived, ami ben a villain! Iwihls up such an ex-eptHMial record wittxsit any apMrent ltla k Kiver with its wihl scenery (only one j incentive other than its natural surrounding,. : , i . ' , ..i-..- i, 'V . : .-. - . - .. ., ; I w . 7 'eJ j--) J,l u( I ij structure In marvelously tidy village of New port is what is known as Lime's block, which was erected by Mr. E. Lane in 1802. There may be larger,'but there is not n more sub stuntially built business bouse In Vermont, and in pleasing architectual design It stands with few equals outside the larger cities. It is built of brick with granite trimmings three stories high, and in viewing the building one gets the impression that, Mr. Lane attempted to erect a structure as ornamental us the vil lage is enterprising. The walls of this model structure stand upon u foundation of solid n this basement, but everything 'else i- f.iuud 'u proportion and the prices are never ,mt of tune. In fact by buying in large qiimiitif K. Lane it Son are enabled to pass all competi tors in the way of prices. Everybody who conies to Newport should visit the store whether they buy or not. It is a very elabor ately and tastefully displayed store, lighted by a double furnace, and the' salesroom, includ ing the counters, are elegantly finished in cherry and birch. A large force of courteous and obliging employes are always at vour ser vice, and endeavor by all means to render the Mannfae.t nrer of and Dealers in ... and Hemlock Lumber. In the line of lumber manufacturing New port has two very larire und liiiDoi-tiint. eon. cerns whose Influence upon the general pros- ijeniy uj me viiiuge us a commercial point is not only felt hut thorouirhlv anm-eclated bv the people of the place. These firms are the Prouty & Miller and the International. The first mentioned firm consisting of Messrs. J. A., and (J. H. Proutv and O. C. Miller is eon- ducting a business that was established a quurter of a century ago by Mr. J. A. Proutv father of G. II. Prouty, the present managing proprietor.- The business was founded, how ever, under the firm name of Stimpson & Winn with J. A. Proutv as a member, nnd was afterward sold to D. H. and J. C. New ton of Holyoke, Mass., who were In turn suc ceeded Messrs. J. A. Prouty andO. C. Miller. O. II. Prouty became a member of the firm nine years ago and soon became the business ! manager, rue nrm occupy about ten acres of "made" land In the western portion of the village where they have the use of a large bav for logs. The mill us shown in the illustra tion covers an area of 10,000 square feet and is muy equipped in every respect, it is oper ated bv a 100-liorse nower CoHIms entrina mid three boilers- of 50-horse power each while about 40 workmen are given continual em ployment. This plant Is running to its full eapucity which means 22,000 feet of lumber per day. In connection the firm operate two clap-board mills nnd last year cut over three million feet of clapboards. The firm also own and operate a mill at Uoxton Falls, P. q., wnere tuey employ ;iu workmen, but all lumber dressing is done in the fully equipped planing department of their Newport mills. Prouty At Miller transact a very large whole sale business in till the New England states, having aside from their mills in Newport and Boxton Fulls both wholesale and retail lum ber yards at Brockton and Taunton, Mass., in cburge of W. II. Lewis, who hus been con- CIS j' - - ;-'':iiS?,C-r - XT Ll'.MRUB MILLS OK PROUTV A MILLER. granite nine feet deep, and are three feet in thickness at the bottom and two at the top. It Is 82x93 feet iu dimensions with basement under whole, and the interior structual work is supported by massive granite columns. The entire basement, and the larger portion of the ground floor, is occupied by E. Lane fc Son, while upon the second floor are found the tailoring establishment of Mr. Kenyon uud the office of the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York. On the third floor the Odd Fel: lows have a finely fitted hull. But the opera hull forms the great attraction of the building and is one of the finest to be found outside the F.XCHANtiK BLOCK, NKnRT Water Warns, known as the Itaviiioml and tbe Proutv Miller or village svstem. The Kavmond is owned by T. '. Kavmond. I- F." Kav. O. Newcomb and P. 4. Farrell. and the water Is taken from the Murphy spring one half mile the tutwt libera Miearted people in New Eng- raw i idt linage, and rrom tbe Hand spring mini. one nine mhiio. i hi svstem was oritruiallv - fm- 'A; J I '"('..r, ' store a delightful an.i'populiir trading plm.-e.Mr E.Lane is one of the best known business men in Northern Vermont. He was born in New port Dec. 20, 1835, and has always been prom inent in all affairs of the village ami town. He is president of the Newport National bank. He represented Derby in the state legislature af 1807-08 and in the jsemite in 1880. What he has done for Newport in the way of advanc ing her commercial interests can hardly be over-estimated. Mr. H. E. Lane, the junior member, has been connected with the store for many J ears, but only recently became a member of the firm. THE INTERNATIONAL COMPANY. CENTRAL BLOCK, NEWPORT, nected with the vards there many years, where their annual sales will aggregate fully $300,000 per year. They have on hand in Newport and'lioxton Falls six million feet of lumber and nine million feet of logs. From their mills in Newport Prouty & Miller ship from 00 to 70 car loads per month and by combining Newport and lioxton Falls the shipments amount to tl million feet of lumber per year. Aside from this business the firm of Proutv & Miller also own a controlling interest in the" mills of the international company, which are described elsewhere. Mr. .1. A. Proutv. the senior meniber.was born in New port iii 1817 and from his continued promi nence in business uud political affairs has long lieen known as one of the old w ar horses of the village. 1 le became interested in the lumber business herein its infancy and hauled lumber to the cars before the present splendid railroad facilities were en.joved. He was manager of the firm of Stimpson & Winn until the prop erty was sold to the Newtons when Mr. Manufacturers of Dressed Lumber of All Descriptions, Cedar Shingles, Pine Box Shook, Chair Stock. Etc. Newport's greatest manufacturing concern is that of the Intel-national company. It is also one of the largest ami best equipped in the United States! It was incorporate! 1 in 1883 by an act of the state legislature with an authorized capital of a half million dollars and is operated upon a paid up capital of 100,000. The company owns about 25 acres of land upon which their buildings are located just across the line in the town of Derby and within three minutes' walk from Newport's hotel and depot. This enormous plant consists of five main buildings known respectively as sawmill, dresMiig mill, boiler house, dry ft ilns anil storage sheds. In every respect tliis is u modern institution, being supplied from beiriuninir to end with the lutest iinproved'niuchinery and appliances. ism. to ger a proper klea or tne concern one must visit the plant itself. It cannot be de scribed fully in limited space. To begin at the beginning u visit is made to the boiler house -n very large brick structure contain ing six steam boilers of 50-horse power each. This power serves to operate two mammoth engines of 200-horse power each, both of which are in continual operation. Passing to the saw mill the visitor meets with an agreea ble and instructive surprise. About one year ago the original saw . mill burned to the srrotind and the oresent. Htrnetnre eonluinine j its full equipment of the latest machinery, j saws, etc., was immediately erected". There air in u uimimr saw wiin gun slior : w-miii feeds and these together with tbe trimming saws have a capacity of turning out 45.000 ft. of lumber per lny. It Is a tbrilHni; sensation to see and hear those raws trin.ii-m in in to lumber almost as rapidly as the xtriking of a town clock. The loirs used come principal ly from Canada. They are brought miles by water, after which five men loud them on to cars by steam power at the rate of 20 cars per dav, lifting the logs a distance of 40 feet. They are then brought 37 miles by rail. The company has also only recently added a the stage is ample for the largest of theatrical ! ! - """ , :,n" lll lat".m organizations. It is visited, too. bv the lt ' fugles P '1 he dressing mill is : also such as that of Mary i """" "lc " " " """ did gilted soprano and i larger cities of New England. It Is planned after the most approved modern design with inclined floor and balcony, furnished with modern foldingchairs, lighted by elegant elec tric chandeliers ami electric foot-lights, while companies travelinj Howe, the beautiful Wm. Lavin, the eminent tenor. The build ing as it stands, of which we present an en graving, was finished at a cost of over S-'iO.OoO. and is one of Newport's greatest advertise ments. ( ver 12,500 square feet of floor iu thi building is utilized by the mammoth general store of E. Lane & Son, who began business in these quarters on .Ian. in, lsiw. Originally Mr. Lime besran business "across tbe lake" in March, 1S5S,' und yet conducts a general store in Derbv outer wliicii mis been in operation since 187 and in charge of W. M. Taylor dur ing the past 12 veaiv. A large general line of good is carried in the store there, and it is mm rr '4. V- V' NKWLAND j. . lb , n?$l IseiSfi f - Jl T""T'I -i"f i'""nrii;i;' iair'iiii mm a.i t, & I.AII Kit HLIH'K, CONTAINING THK CENTRAL PHAltM ACV. Miner eeaine manager ror me new nrm.: lie- patponiie,!. The store in Newjmrt is one representl the tow n In the state legislature ofth ,Brjt Northern Verns.nt. and Is at two different .lierhNls and has held a hoirtl of . mwt ,ttniWiv0. The entrant all the town and vilhure office within the irift of his fellow citizens. Mr. Prouty Is also pres ident of the International company. Mr. (t. costly uiHiirioim, uiagiiillemt business bhs-ks' j 11. Prouty (his son) who is the junior member bumming factories, modern hotels, whole- and present manager, was also born in New sale houaes. two railroads, tehirranh. tele- I port and Is well known as a gentleman of su- pboue and express nun panics, electric fights, I perior ability as a huMiiess man. O. C. Miller water works. rn and two thousand of ' is the efficient manager of the International designed to Mii.ldv the Meinnlm-iiiaHr I Ion and was commenced in lsKl. The reservoir, which was ron-trm-tcd in 177, has a capaci- One f the FI ty of S.(si cubic f.-et. and tbe dewi-nt of w at r create a prere of 4' pounds to the sipiare Inch. Tbe water for what is common Iv known sKWrlllir TROTTING PARK. irat Trottlna; Park In Ver uaoMt. It Is w hh a hiilitiable pride thai New port points to her numerous natural aud acquired attraction. Wherever Nature lia "p rce salesroom, 34xi8 feet, is given upto magnif icent line of general dry and fancy goods, line fabrh-s in dress goods, la-lies furnishing of every character. Here also is one of the larg est stock of ladies', men's. IkijV, youths and children's shoe of all style maiiei and in the continuation of this salesroom which form a "'"i--".. " " i-c , r......e..u- .limensions. is found a verv of this lMisin-ss as given above the hnn of ,,, rhoi,, iim of Malh, ,;, Prouty & Millet may Is- fairly rated anioiiJf , 1 M the leading lumls r men hants of New Eng- t-k of thee is a lanre storace ment. 22xl. for the storage of mirphi st.x k, ' while hi tbe basement or.-eliar, ixl we find eiHinnoo amount of flour, oils, nails, salt, Drr Uoml. Cloak Khors, linnrtn antl isiints. Imtter, alt meat and surphi grocer. eneral MrrrhanttlM-. ie of all kin.ls. A leading specialty is made Byfartlsf largest and let Imilt Ini-iiies of flmr, and at preent .Vm barrel are fmind large fancy psl, apart- THK LANK & PAVW lL(K"K, NKWIUHT. operation and the International does a large business in buying Canadian lumler and dressing it here," having facilities for dressing 75.000 feet ner day. They always have on hand ail kinds of Ouels-c and Vermont spruce kiln .dried hard and soft wood flooring, spruce pine ami ash sheathing, factory plank, hem lock boards, sidings and lining's, and a special department is the manufacture of -spruce and I pine box shook (the sides, liottoui und tops of dry goods loxes ail readv to le nailed to- ! gether) of which they make 20,000 feet per I day. Another feature' is the production of j chair stock in which they do an extensive and j increasing business. In'all departments the ! International company employs UMiaily 140 I workmen and distributes to these employes ; 5,(ns iu cash (not orders) everv month. ' -- l. : l- . . i. : . . i. .. . , u it; ii menus ihiihcuiiiik hi me men uaius tinu citizens of Newport. They ship liisi ears or from IK to is million feet of limil-er per year and carry in stock nine million feet. To im press upou the reader the enormity of I he bus mess no further facts or comments are is?ed ed but we cannot conclude without a word respecting the gentleman at the heiui. Mr. O. t'. Miller, the manager in charge, is a na tive by birth of Westtield and was Nni .lulv 13.1842. He was educativl at tbe Westtielil common and grammar schools and at the age of 21 years was elected to the ottu-e of town auditor which he has held continually ever since in Westtield and in Newport. Was lister one year and justice of the eace several years and at present represents Newport in the state legislature. In IwrJ he was a dele gate to the lemocratic national convention at Chicago and was one of the committee to no tify President Cleveland of his nomination. Mr. Miller ha been connected wi'u and mau- agcr of the International coim nnv m-arlv eight years and it Is only justice to say that during hi administration the institution ha enjoyed prosperity unequalled in it for mer history. He I a gentleman of wide and extemled experience with men ami business anair. Mr. Aliln-r and J. A. Proutv who i presUlent of tbe International, together with ll. lToutv form tbe lumber firm of Pmurr Miller. (Continued on id pare.) Saturday evenimr a Oliver llm-.e.! n .. sitting in hi buggy opposite the Lincoln In in ner company store at Lincoln. Newell lla kin drove rapidlv around the corner n.l tlM w heels of his Umgy collide. I w ith It innnl'i Imnry. The latter throw n o if. .'nVimr ou hi heail. making biiu um-on-.-i :;.. ile re mained in that condition alHit thnv ;i;:ir. It i th-Hitbt. however, that no i-: n,ni. mill w ill follow.