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I H'.iua lor $100 or Siem Wind Watch alf.W. sawvkbs, iir.-uueuoro, i. . deiivt wil any lnrt of the village in ?ot at 55 rents per husliel. M. I. Matiikh, W. Ilrattleboro. llr Tea and Coffee of .Tneobs Tea Co. Cranso ftore. " Uauo ami Guitar Strings of best quail- u.p 4 JO.NK3. t If.iiiiirlnn lrl(.Hi firn t-,tr i a m cu ..M.......0. - - F' -. , ... C. W. Sawyek, m main ot. rfor line eoiTesl'Oiiilenee. ii u ami .-1 K.T. lleniovai. MaiiiiiifS -olil on inontuiy insuumeiue UtiTit. Any IU11KUOI inaumuu liiKtru Kmt. Needles, oil ana suppucs lor .-. . ..... d. ....;, Tli.n H,Ani .... ne 0L. X. ' Lj Rtrunivicn. ID rtrorolo.k'" Becoid. WEKK EM'l"1 trsii: 'lIlKKM'lM' t.n-. WIND ! - ;i- .i" .i a ' 3 Jj is -Si; fills TiTi i ' ! if son, a 15 "i i m oa '("iin4! mi "'c 15 87.8 quit's swf u: 3j w lli -I --'I s ' -''' (i THE REFORMER: BRATTLEBOBO, VT., FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1896. A. V. May bus sold fur IVTlQU A It Gale her house, on South Main Hlieo't to Mrs. . H. Welcome. -Q. II. Hall ships a lot of Hlate ML-Bi noxi weoK, tilling orders that ac wuiuumeu uuring nis illness. .a negotiation is m progress for tho location-of a cotton -factory hero mm iup rmvya nave made a very satis ""lu,i "er 01 me uentervillo factory iuero was a single stroko of the uru umrrn iiDout a o'clock Tuesday momine caused hv tlx. l..,i.;.. :. battery jar a thinir that haiincns Hh.,i.t iiu-u m ho ouen. YV. II. LIUL.D8, Observer. 301 f Full sup. Ci.Ai-r & Jones. W. (i. Coli.kb, Agent. Hacklu.v & Moi store formerly occupied by W. L. Boyn ton in Vinton block off for tho bicycle department of their alum; growing Dusiness. rranic aolirnian was arrostod laS. muni oy umcer Hall for intoxicatio0 ana Drought before Justice Newton in ib nioruing and lined 85 and costs mo wnoio amounting to 811.51. Carl &. Hopkins has been appoint ed clerk of tho board of school direct ors in place of Ernest J. Waterman re signea. lie is taking a record of tho births and deaths of tho town outside ut iuu uiagc. xnat peoiia-ai'e not slow to secure a gooa ining,ifion advertisod bv roputaoie lioulU, is shown by tho big uipoi uuHiuess inai Emerson & Hon are doing those dull times. Do not fail 10 react meir ad. adv. vtituina circuit of 22 miles of a rattieooro there are 10 savings banks whose combined deposits aggregate nearly 820,000,000. tho two Brattleboro banks alone having about ono-quurtur ui law wnoiu amount. tvuue- hi uiiwanls of two hundred Clapp tunes'. 1- ni Pirtiiri'-. ready mounted or to frame, (VC CLAPF & JONKS Alraan.1- and Vermont Ueglsters for upp a 'IOIK"." . " Paiicr Weipiit calendar and Pietur ::elioro, at Clapp .Tones'. S3tf ttsui! Ulank Book? for Husincss pur Capi' t ones. il Wheel Club r.eiietll Tccfilay eveiiluy, -Inn. 21st 23tf Association , 18!Hi. NOTICE. ncw iiicv Kill is till made ready to lio receipted. in :iml settlf up. tleboro News Co. Votice to Advertisers. who wUh their advertisements cuautr uft hand in the copy tor now aas ,r.-,nhi' latest. Those who cet the iriier In the ncet, .Tlvoming tne rusn, end. and allowins worK oy naynciit, iich hotter crvlce. and nicer lookine m eannet and will not change arts BRATTLEBORO. ai lien at Grange hall Satur- tht. U. Childs & Co. offer the piace at West Brattleboro for lianjain. -adv. wman arrested for intoxica- ffffk promptly got ont of town had Rot the trial of the case C. Laiuson has been chosen the class of 'OciatMiddlebury :or coamieneement exercises in Goltlitiir, employed on the adon Northern, fell out of the Saturday, hurting his back so laid on work. act van Doom have on e.t- in their windows the first iii town. It is of the Steams d cf handsome design. rty of .VI or 00 from liero went nest Brattleboro Wednesday o attend tho suncer and mis iy Kiven bv the ladies of ?ri;atioi;l church at that ev's American Farmer forl896 na"o mcttire of the corn b Ketreat farm. It is a 'he '95 crop and also shows a iOeo. W. Pierce the mann- Kftreat farm. uusiui s3 men iue unanimous atie m the endort-ement of the sucL'estion of a revival on acd better basis of tho Board which is well, but it would to w some one moving to do Man Field, tho oldest rt the late Eugene Field, is aciseit to read in public illustrious father's works. reiuarlrablv hnnrlnnnm vnnnff ad V.il mnL'n it rlictinrrniahpfl -e tn the nlutfnmi MiJe Burts'iilavers" closed Saturday eveninc. They a at South Londonderry for raaimencinc .Ian. 1."t. But n.isunderstandintr with the t some thought best to dis- C'.'irrme. Thev all report a m full. "f'lV Vorl." l.ifu'c unn,,l olalo. llerf is il m:irval nf flnonnia! i strength. With solid cash millions, a cash income tirtv-eiglit millions and a overs millions, how easily 'lor 10 millions nf the '"t S immilar Innn Wo .nn. hundreds of local policy - 1 tlltlr enriillinpnt in miipIi an a;yings institution which eadin business men and "e identified with. eeorators haw imnlitecl " tii opera ho uso and the 2(n t!n:i i . . . , yesieraay ana hope to g,.t through by J;?nt. There will then re-.-aBir.2 up, the laving of v ami putting in of the ' ld jobs, all of : 'J;-I ,.,.,, woll,) no; take "yit, thoinfU the committee wrtam 'Puch that they read,- Feb. 8, i'"!' ' r-d to make a date ., !" ,k,f,':n'''r will, when Jll Uuni. .. r..:i l j,.-- .. a lull nuu '"'lion (;f. " uimiv things to J" '"'use p(,rt. the otlv thj"p vHiou lor tne "hi- S.,!,J l.v f l.r V ...... , ... Sltf Miss Mary A. Jordon professor of rnetonc in smith's college will give uu uuuresa at me mgn scnool room, next Wednesday cvenins. Miss Jordon comes at the invitation of tho Teach ers Association, but tho lecture will be open to tho general public and large audiunce is earnestly desired. ince the washing out of a part of tho dam at the Estey saw mill the current of the stream is thrown against mo aoutmcni ot tne rjridge there and unless it is attenced to, it is most certain to go out ruxt spring. The best thing to do, apparently, is to knock out tho rlunio and then to put in Homo nouiciers to divert the current. George L. KondricK, L. Gaylord, T. E. Page, F. D. Eddy, Wil liam Barney and Gooraro Cutter. Jr., of Amherst, were in town Friday to inspect the electrie road and got points aoout tho projected road there. They were taken over tho route by President Crosby and Contractor Cooledge, and returned home in the afternoon, A rehearsal for the Wheel club minstrels, in which it is calculated about 00 will tako part, was held last tevening with Instructor Mulvaney present. J. G. Burpee and Laudlord Geo. E. Richards were picked for end men. Mrs. Sherwin is to preside at tho organ. The first part of tho pro gram was gone through very satisfac torily. The Congregational Sunday school held its annual meeting Sunday. E. C. Crosby, prosidotitof tho school, pre siding. The reports of the Secretary and Treasurer were li tened to and the old board of officers elected as follows: Superintendent, II. II. Thompson: Asst. Supt., Miss Emma Gregg: Sec retary. Louis Gregg: Treasurer, C. II. Thompson ; Librarian, Ernest Bemis: Asst., librarian, Louis Whitney. II. N. Dyke from Swanton has been in town a few days looking at farms. Mr. Dyke was burned out at Swanton last August and a little later came here and bargained for two farms through the A. V. May's agency, the J. Ret ting and Mrs. Clegg's places. Because of the delay of tho Insurance company in adjusting his claim, he will not take these, but Mr. May thinks ho will sell him a farm in a few weeks. II. L. Inman, who was for a short hue publisher of the old Record i Farmer here, and now proprietor of the Counting Room, a weekly devoted to printers and advertisers, at Keene, has filed a petition in tho court of insol vency, and a meeting of his creditors is called lor Jan. is. since Mr. inman has resided in Keeno he has boon in terested in the Xew England Ob server. the Observer, the Church Herald, Keene Weekly, the Press and Printer and tho Counting Room, all of which, except the Press and Print er, which passed into other hands, have suspended publication. Hero is as good a Kipling story as has been told for some time, no is writ ing a story for the Ladies Homo .Jour nal. Kinlinn- however. with his usual breeze and thovinous quality of his style concludes a chanter thereof: "And the fellow tossed down a glass of old Madi ra,and turned to leave the room,' etc, Little Bok. in a panic wires to the braw nv innfle-maii : "Can vou chango'toss (wl dotrn a rrlnssof old Madeira; Ladies' Homo Journal rules forma mention oi wine.'' Kipling wires four words; "Make it Mollen's Food. " One can hear the jungle-roar of laughter that shook tho English lion's den. Yes, that Java and Mocha coffee at Pullen fc Whitney's says a good judge "beats them all." adv. 5 it all, and we praise as an offset Her sort which 1 1'lentifullv. new : (Vlerv in- ti. ':r. UraUUborM and Others. Mvron Taylor left Saturday for his home in Manchester, called there by the illness of his father. Miss Abbie Higgins returned .Monday from South Doerfield where she went to care for her brother whom she left much im proved in health and able to restrmc his duties. -Rev. H. M. Andrews, h missionary in Mainpuri. India, has sent to Assistant I'ostmaster v. . Wilcox a lot of interesting curios, ooui noefiil and ornamental, the work of natives of India. H. S. Josslyn left this week for Bridgewatcr Corners. Chas. Olsen left Monday for Bellows Falls where ho has accepted a pobhiou .:.u Vnrnmnt Farm Machine Co. Miss Hortenso Hall is visiting friends atMeriden, Conn. Alereiiam .... Moran leaves to-day for Jew York to take in tho bicycle show. Miss Ella Proutv is expected to return to-day from "her four weeks' visit with her parent? in Kimball. .Neb. -r. Dickinson nnd wife return to-morrow night from a week's sojourn in -New York. Kev. and Mrs. Jackson return ed Wednesday to their home in .Now York city after. spcnui.ii; i.... moon here, stopping at the hou.se.-T. A. Austin left for Cambridge, Mass., called bv the serious illness of his sister there. W. II. Henley and family arrived Satur day and are to spend the winter at the Brooks house. -Fletcher Carruthers was called to Westfieid, Mass., nesdav by the death of h niotnor.-, MissTilton of Derficld takes Mrs. r-,, 5 !.... uq teacher iu the inter mediate gracie owing to the the latter's daughter. The graduating class .if Gray seminary have elected 1,1 11, II il I. ' - ' - . i ' l.n ft student there Twenty persons went forward for prayers at tho Baptist church Wednes day evening. Mrs. E. L. Knowlton has resigned hor position as organist of the Unita rian church and Miss Inetta Stewart is to take her place. Rev. Dr. Goo. P. Tyler the dis tinguished Congregationalist divine, mm pastor nere troni ts.).j to mrj, is critically ill at Lansinburg, N. Y. K. L. Haskins of Greenfield has this week sold his place on Clark street through Morse A- Edgett's agency but the name of the purchaser is noi given. Ihero were 100 births and 102 deaths in the village district hist year, according to Clork Kimball's ac count tho largest number nf both the village ever had. Of the deaths, one was at the age of over 90. Saturday morning the horses of E. o. lay lor of West Brattloboro were frightened and backed on the track just in front of tho trolley car on Western Avenuo. Tho car reached a stop at the .instant of tho collision, but it hit the team with force onnugh to break a wheel and one harnoss strap. E. B. Richardson has increased tho capacity of his ice house by 250 tons and will harvest this amount of ice more than last year. Then he thought he had cut more than enough, but his trado increased so that before tho summer was through ho had to import ice and ho proposes to avoid that this time. -Tho dedication of the new town hali and opera house, which is to be accompanied with reeitations.deelania- tion and a historical address bv Judge H. II. Wheeler. has been iixed for Feb. 1st. Full particulars of the program will bo given next week.. Tho hall will be open for the inspection of tho public on tho afternoon of that day. O. La Cross who for a few mouths has been operating here as a sewing machine agent "lit out" Monday morning, leaving quite a party of cred itors to mourn his departure. Pullen Jfc Crosby are the only ones, so far as known, who saved themselves and they did it by attaching n machine. La Cross is supposed to have gone to Keeno, as he had been at work there. Rev. L. D. Leavitt gave tho tirst of his astronomical lectures on the un- verse at North street school Monday evening. It was fullv illustrated by plates from bcribner and several of his own drawings, lho lecture was in tensely interesting throughout as well as instructive and a large audience was present to avail themselves of listening to Mr. Leavitt who handled the sujbeet in a very comprehensive manner. The next one in tho course comes next Monday night and tho sub ject being the Earth nnd Planets' treating particularly on tho moon. Fire alarm tests were made Wed nesday and hiBt evening to see how quickly a hitch up and run to the reservoir at the High street corner could be made and how quickly the treams could be got to playing with tho use of warm water from the heater. Tho run was made Wednesday night n fS seconds from tho first stroko of tho alarm. Last evening tho running time was not kept but the engine 'startod in playing with IS Ibs.of steam in just five minutes and IS seconds after tho alarm, a saving of 2'a minutes over the time required when cold wator is used. The amusing things in the town hall business are not all told yet. One of them was the tearing of two holes through the lower or foundation vault for a sewer pipe from a proposed water closet in the lockup. The selectmen forbade its being done, but it was done just the same, and now it is not going to bo nsed, because under tho health officer's requirement there would have to be a ventilator pipe run up to the roof, through the festival hall which the committee think too objec tionable to permit. It is best that it should stop here, for every cent laid out on that lockup is so much thrown away : it ought to have stopped before the holes were torn into the vault. At last there is to be a fitting edi tion of the works of Eugene Field. The Scribners announce that they have in preparation a complete collection of his writings in prose and verse. The vol umes will include not only the books al ready published, but several containing matter not heretofore issued in book Benj. Marshall, a jeweller hero some 10 years ago and librarian of tho old Brattleboro libraiy, died in Ohio Dec. 21. Gospel meetings have been held all tne week at tue liaptist church. Much interest has law" manifested and ttio attendance has been very good. Win', xj. i). Temple "will announco next aundav whether the moctings will continue for another weelt. Many of tho ladies of our town have taken advantage this week of the chance to witness tne tine exhibit of embroidery and silks at the Brooks house Wednesday and yesterday. The exhibit is that of Holding Bros., & Co. silk manufacturers and was in charge of Miss H. M. Camp of Boston, Mass. Among some of the handsome pieces shown was a nortierre designed and worked by George W. Frnety an artist of Boston and many others of equal merit, the work done in shading in natural tints with the"New Process Filo" ilk bcinir especially commend able, bringing out the beautiful shades in tlio silk as well as the work of the artist. V citizen of mature and excellent judgment on such subjects suggests that it would be a good thing for the town and village fathers to put some stand nines on the stage of the now opera house, connected it with the water works, with a reel of ou icei ot nose, with tho sumo on the upper landing, connected with the stand pipes, with a member of the tire department to be present at each entertainment so that in case a tiro breaks out iu the scenery or elsewhere it could bo attended to at once. This might save not only great loss of propertv but loss of life as well. Without this provision the stage managers and the people would o perfectly powerless to suhduo a fire but would be compelled to look on and see their property burn until the steam fire engine could bo brought into action, which might bo too late. It is not long since a similar catastrophe occurred in Baltimore for the want of such apparatus and over 2d lives were sacrificed in the panic which ensued and which might have been easily pre vented by i wise foresight. Geo. F. Britton, a veteran of the war,.died Saturday night after months of sunering and wasting away from what Dr. Ketchum found by autopsy Monday to havo been scirrhns disease of the right extremity of the stomach. Ho had long been unable to hold much of anything on tho stomach or to as similato nutriment, until at his death there seemed to be little to him but skin drawn over bones. The autopsy showed a formation of a hard gristly substance, cancerous in its nature, nearly as largo as the fist, which had closed the entrance from the stomach to tho intestines except for a little slit in the growth itself, through which but little matter could pass. Mr. Britton was a native of the town, son of Geo. W. and Susan ( Ryder l Britton. and born, here May 2,1840. Ho enlisted as a private in Co. H, Second Regiment U. S. sharpshooters and was in 22 regular battles during the war besides a large number of skirmishes. -Gen. J. .). Kstcv. Col. Geo. H. Bond, Capt. J. Harry Estey, lieuts. W. T. Haigh and C. F. Bingham of the Guard, ami Capt. F. D. Weld and Lieuts. E. H. Putnam and H Burnett, J. F. Connors. F. C. Flatts and H. L. Waterman of the Battery, constituted the Brattleboro delegation to the officer's school at Burlington this week. Capt. J. Gray Estey was unable to go, but Sergeants Putnam, Field and Cressy of the Estoy Guards, and Geo. Collins of the Battery attended as the guests of Gen. Kstty - The officers all report a fine time and pro nouco it one of the best and most in structive schools they ever had. Brig. - (Jen. Julius J. Estey had charge of the entire work, assisted by Capt. Herbert E. Tutherly.lst U. S. cavalry: Lieut. -Col. James Lillis, assistant adjutant- general, and Major Calvin E. Clark, provost marshal, who acted as statisti cal officers. In the examination of of ficers in company movements with blocks, Lieut. W. T. Haigh was one of the three officers highest in marks, scoring 07.7 out of a possible 100, who drilled the officers as a com pany of infantry Tuesday. Our non commissioned ollicers also participated in this examination and Sergt. Putnam form with a memoir of the author bv his i came out with a score of9;.7;". Theofli- .. , , - . ..t .1 I .11 , - I.. brother, Mr. Roswell M. Field, and a number of introductions of very great interest. The set will bo as perfect an example of bookmaking as the publish ers can make it. The volumes will be printed by De Vinne from new plates, on a superior deckle-edged paper containing, in watermark, Mr. Field's initials on every page. Each volume will have a frontispiece in photogravure on Japan paper. They are to be sold by subscription, the ten volumes for 15. There will alto be issued 100 numbered sets, printed on Japan paper and speci ally bound. Price, W0. Tho trase of the four young .North Adams Frenchmen. Edward Chaput, Edward Rooue. Olliver Dadelin and Jerry Tradeau, who were killed by tho railroad accident at rownai last lan is to bo fought out in our county court. Tho friends of the young men have fnme up here to retain Waterman, Martin & Hitt to bring suits for them BiraiiiHt the Kitchuurg K. l. 1 hey have had G. A. Boyden appointed ad ministrator as a preliminary and yes terdav the writs were made out. claim- insr ten thousand dollars damage in radi ruse. The railroad commission ers after investigating the accident re norted that there was no fault in the uneration of the railroad, but they recommended a cnangc in me niguv,u.t to avoid such a dangerous situation and that has since been made. At the scene of tho accident there ate two crossings verv near each other and a double track' on the railroad. The iiovs had passed on crossing and were driving between that and the other when a freight train came along; they waitetl for that to pass ami then start ed to go over the second crossing when thev were struck by an express train coining from the other way on the seeond track and concealed from their view bv the freight train. The at torneys" for the plaintiffs think they have "some evidence which will throw a different light on tho .-as'! from that in which the railroad commission viewed it. There is talk of a leap year party within two or three weeks to be given of members of the Wheel club. 1 Itaooev and wife from Boston arrived ! trunks House yesterday. Jainri S ll. cei'8 of the fuller Laght Battery, in charge of Capt. F. D. Weld, drilled in battery movements of the blocks. Be fore leaving for home Wednesday the ollicers enjoyed an excursion to Fort Ethan Allen. That best XXXX St. Louis Hour at Pullen A Whitney's enh costs 4 bbl. adt. Welcome, Welcome, JJo I Mug." Emerson Flagg of Providence, R. f . , is here for a visit with his parents. Mrs. Maggie Musher is visiting at Mrs. Chas. Boyd's. Mrs. Chas. W. Ray and son of Chester are visiting friends in town. P. J. Sears of New York is here at his father's. Harry Reed of the L. S. regular army came home this week to spend his vacation with his fattier in Guilford. Miss Mabel S itt is expected to-morrow from Xew London. Conn., for a visit with her parents, Lucien Witt and wife.- Dr. William H. Rockwell of Xew York has been in town this week. Rev. Bishop Miohnml of Burlington made his an nual visit to St. Joseph's convent here Thursday. Harry Allen of Cambridge, Mass., is spending the week with his mother. Mrs. Mina Allen. - W. S. Wil liams of Long Island is visiting friends in town.--Rev. and Mi. James Har per of Weston have been the guests of Mrs. Harper's parents. Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Hoclgkins this week. On their return home thev took with them their i son. Kenneth, who has beeu spending tin winter with nis grandparents. J. J. Hoyce. now tin- head of the J. 1. : Boycc Cigar Co.. of Boston, has been ! in town several davs this week for a visit with his folks and old friends be- i fore taking a business trip to the north ! Mrs. A. J. Stearns received a despatch Monday night announcing the death at Charlotte, N. C, of her only surviving sister, Mrs. Jonnniitto Kixrord Strong, wifo of Dr. J. P. Strong, editor of tho Charlotte. N. C, Democrat, who died there that day. Mrs. Strong has been for several years a great sufferer from cancer, though she had attended to her work as assistant editor of the Democrat to the end. Mrs. Strong was born in Barro, Mass., in lW.'iT. Sho went south in i87"i. Her death leaves Mrs. Stearns the last of the family. Mrs. Strong had occasionally visited here. The Boston Daily Standard of yesterday contains aii account of tho wedding of Chas. David Ellis, son of Geo. M. Ellis of this place and Miss Agnes Hart Brown, of Boston which took placo Wednesday mornine at 10 o'clock at the Fourth Presbyterian church. Mr. Ellis is a Brattleboro! boy being born and brought tin hero and went to Boston some nine years I ago when he took a position as brake- I man on tne .v . A. n and Hartford R. R. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis camo here I Wednesday night for a brief wedding I trip and on their arrival were given a reception at the home of his Uncle on Williams street. Four generations of tho famliy were present at tho re- ! ception and Mr. and Mrs. Ellis loave next Wednesday for So. Boston where iney win mako tneir Home : Tournament, week ending Jan. Kith: Pool. C. A. Smith IV). W. H. I Childs 121, J. W. ustin 100. S. W. I Knights 107, Austin wins: .'t-ball 1 billiards, E. E. Perrv. 220. C. L. Shat-! tuck 100, W. H. Perry 100, F. Putnam ! 04: 4-ball billiards, C. A. Harris lie.,. L. Shattuck 111. Harris wins-, li. F. Jordan 100, Geo. Foster 101, Jordan wins, A. H. Pettee 100, C. Stockwell 80, J. C. De Witt 100, S. W. Knight 84 ; whist, Brackott and Crosby 41, Pratt and Kimball .'30, Pratt and Kim ball 42, Streeter and McRao III; dup licate whist. Hunt and Kobbins 159, Kimball and Perrv 103, original play 24 deals: Harris and Smith 172, Hunt and Bobbins 110. original play of an other 21 deals. One of the local enterprises that has steadily developed strength and prosperity in spite of the hard times j is the Brattleboro Jelly Co. and it could do even twice the business it is! now doing if it hadJsL'flicient capital, I of which a large amount is required for long periods each year. It is pro possed therefore to form it into a stock company with 850,000 paid in stock which would handle the jelly and pickle business the Maple Sugar Ex change and all the other branches. The company already has ample room in its buildings on Flat street. The disposal of the stock has been placed in the hands of Morse & Eilgett who are prepared to make a complete show ing of the whole project ami it is cer tainly one that ought to attract capital. The company has the reputation of making tho best pickles in the country and Brattleboro and its surrounding farming interests ought to get the full benefit of this reputation. As one feature alone the company has this year put down 10 tons of cauliflower. Saturday evening was the fifteenth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Sargent, so they invited a few friends in to tea. While they were playing cards after tea. Mr. and Mrs. Sarg"nt were completely surprised by the Knights of Honor and the Phoenix staff who invited the party nil up to the grange banquet hall where Mr. and Mrs. Sargent were agaiu completely surprised to confront a large delegation of the grangers. The evening was Hpent socially, the grange serving coffee and cake. The couple wore the recipients of many handsome presents, testifying to the high esteem in which they are held, II. E. Taylor making the presenta tion speech, in nis usual nappy man ner, in behalf of the Knights of Honor and the 1 hoenix stair and leo. W. Pierce in behalf of the grange, to which Mr. Sargent responded. ...... The next meeting of the Alliance Study class will be held in this recep tion room at the Brooks house, at half past seven o'clock, on Tuesday even ing. January 21st. The meeting was changed to Tuesday on account of Mr. Leavitt's lecture on astronomy delivered at Miss Sawyer's school ou Monday evening. A paper on "Asylums for the Insar.t- and Modern Methods in the Treatment of Insanity" will be read by Mrs. S. E. Lawton. All mem bers arc I'ordiallv invited. SATURDAY, January 25th, Will positively be the last tiny of our special !,; Although much of the stock advertised below was sold during the last week, tliere are still many good things left. ' " Carpets, Rugs, Straw Mattings, and Oilcloths. Having purchased for our Spring trade an unusually large stock which will begin to arrive about the tirst of the month, and which will fill our carpet room to overflowing, we find it necessary to close out every piece of our last Fall's stock REGARDLESS OF COST. worth $1.2.", price now ..' " 1.25, " " .90 " 1.00, " " .75 75, " " .50 80, " .58 C8, " " .48 58, .45 50, " .40 40. .28 45, " .29 " 15, " " .OS Pieces Morjuettc " Best Body Brussels, " Good Body Brussels, Tapestry, ' Agra Carpets, " Bromley's Art Carpets, " Best All Wool " Good " " ' Cotton and "Wool Carpets, " Extra fine? Straw Mattings, " Choice " " Oilcloths that were 40, 43 and 50c all go in now for 25c. Rugs and Art Scares at a discount of from 1-4 to 1-3 off regular prices. Wc have a lot wf carpets in short lengths from live to fifteen yards, just the thing for bed rooms and halls, at half price. If you are going to need a carpet during the next six months you cannot atl'ord to let this opportunity pass, as we are now quoting positively the lowest prices on carpets ever known in Brattleboro. ' Don't, fail to hrinsr the exact incisure of vour room. Terms ful fill ile strictly cash. EMERSON & SON, Furniture. ( arpcts, ( rocker) and .stoves. 2 and 4 Main St with the grippe and Mrs. L. E. Hold en substituted for her in Holden Si Martin's office. Mrs. Marvin Carey has been ill with tnnsilitis: also Mrs. George Niies. Mrs. George W. Hughes is slowly improving from her recent illness. Miss Hattie Stearns is seriously ill with tbegtip.P. Kelley has been on tiie sick lift the past week. Miss Ethel Cain is out after being housed with a severe cold. Mrs. Ed Gould is on the sick list Mrs. A. J. Clark is ill with catarrhal fever. Miss Winslow, who has been ill for several weeks at the home of her sister. Mrs. Walter Kiehardson, is now improving under the care of Dr. Brattleboro. Vt. H. D. Holton. - Miss Ruby Clary is ill with measles. J. C. Moore, who ban been quite ill with bronchitis and grip, is slowly improving. James Austin is seriously ill. Mrs. Katherine Moran and daughter Mary, who have both been quite sick are im proving. F.E.Turner has been houseil for three or four days with tonsilitis. Mrs. Thomas Manning is critically ill fronvlblood poisoning that basset in" sup posedly from a sliver in the foot. Mrs. Thompson Cain is confined to her bed with a rheumatic attack. Mrs. Horacei French is on the sick list. Miss Xellie Continued on 4th pye.J A Clean Sweep ! We begin today our animal mid-winter mark-down sale. We have not h id the time to sort the lots carefully, and thi will haof ben -lit to y;a. Thise gjjds arc of the best make, the sizes are broken som -what and we rather have the mon ey than the goods. Now we have a larj f hi won't, la?t always, so come early. election anil goo I range iu sizs, hut Flitting. E ugene Knights of Springfield. Mass.. visited briefly in town tho fi-st of this week. Mrs. A. M. Bosworth of Salem, Mass.. comes to-day to spend Sunday in town with relatives. --Miss Meta SehiMmillcr and mother, Mrs. A. Smith, go tomorrow for a few days' visit iu Waterbury, Ot. 1). J. Sweeney returned Monday to his home in Keene, X. H., after a few days' visit in town. -Will B. Collins of the Springfield Bepublican statf. was up for the day Wednesday. Fresh sweet potatoes, lettuce, radishes and cucumbers at Pullen .V Whitney's, adv. of Men's call regular price Sic k nun. part of the state. -Mrs. Scvniour Scott I ' ,, ,u, " I f v IV,.t of Lyons. X. V.. is the guest of her ' ? , J b, uncle Adua Alvord--Ai,drew Uumhat,., xlU h of Barrc. receutlv visited his son town.- Samuel Chapman of ity is a guest at I . 11. this week. The Masonic vening was a lance in their hall last pleasant social ;m;:n. Mrs, Willis Gibson is housed with illness.- Mrs. Barnes, who hiis been quite ill for the past two weeks, is slowly improving. Bert Young was obliged to givo up work at F. E. Young's, grocery store part, of the week on account of illness. l)ea. A. A. Stearns has been quite ill with pneu mnnia the past week, but'is reported to be quite comfortable this morning. Bufus Houghton is taking care ot him. -Mrs. Stearns is housed with a severe cold. Miss Ellen Grady is able to be out after a week's illness.- Miss Mary Moran is suffering this week witli a hard cold. P.Drislane isou the sick list. -Miss Xellie Aher returned to her school duties Monday after two weeks' illness.- Mr. Ashley was housed a few days the first of the week with sickness but is now ablo to bo out. Mrs. P. Caron received word .Mondavi of the serious illness of her littlol eath. who is at school St. Hyacinth. Can. nected Home this week ac- i... l if-,! u . - I , -IHIIOM 1 1 ,1 I' I" I ifldlllildlLlt I." 'IU III rvansas I ,ru .. , .. . ... ;- ' ,11111111, m nun iipi. .-,. 1 ! Mrs. Ida Gilson. -Col. Thomas Han-j , non. who has been housed a few days ' i by illness, is able to be out again. j Mrs. A.J. Currier has been houseil this week with a hard cold. -Miss Lot No. I Consists cf 102 pair of Ladies' tine kid button and lace shoe?: opera, square and common sene toe. These are tegular S3, $4 anil " grades, hut our price to close is $1.98. Lot NO 2 is -111 pair congress .-mil lace shoes : 8.1. now $1.98. Lot No. 3. Men's fine kid slip pers: formi r price 61. 7T. now $1.23. Lot No. 4. Ladies" kid button boots. Ladies' felt congress and lace hoots. Men's velvet and kid slippers. .Misses' dongola button boots. Boy's and youths' heavy serviceable shoe? All these with farmer prices from SI .!." to now 99 Cents. Lot no. 5. slijqer: former Meu'i price velvet and kid 1 an:l St.2.-., 79 Cents. Lot No. 6. Men's and boy's vel vet slippers. Ladies' kid opera slippers. Ladies' fancy ooc kid, crotched and satin slippers; former prices " cents to :t, all go now at . 49 Cents. Remember our great sacrifice sale of sheepskin moccasins; all perfect goods, short wool, warm and comfort able; good for two winter's wear and perhaps more, only 99 Cents. Stickncv Some think our Alfred Dolge Pell Footwear Is I ncqnallcd. We are willing to let the verdict rest with the people. DUNHAM BROTHERS, Brattleboro and Hollows Falls. IK liiimf.the veteran condrictor.lii up for a fewdayV i suiv anions hlsol'l f riemts iierc.i. iv-ut ero i uu Sutter Iln'xot mcag" :im..-,. ....... ...... Manacer IUIHiw from llatlieM on boinOMeon- , nccte.1 with their tol.a- pai-Un mtahlikb- mem here. Uco Kanrt.ui "m P"L l" "?". . , ii,-,l ..I Nm York, roiirrwntioc 1 .Vm.tet.m Co who are here for two three i ' f 1 ... ....i, .i,...ir. iil.nli,n of frank Leslie', i Lelltnd & i vvwklv: V. ..Manl an.l wile of sH-tl.etiell as their I were there for , . dayor Mr... and I .jver.n ; .... j..Hdnr. inrnici v j JJrattlCDO- V "-- - Keene; 4 A Kverlelh, Bos- -y and run. a goodly number being prcnent. " Pure and Sure' .MiDnie Ha.-kins has been ill this week illness A FINANCIAL GIANT I SUMMARY OF 5!st ANNUAL REPORT -of TIIK NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY J 4 . VI' A It Y I, I8. dur-. :,.. ura K BrckwUh, Saratoga; KMan.e it Kld.ler ot Harvard wllece: trforjre inir hisconreeof Btucn. . . ,.lintami Me. -Although there is no proui -v w-. legislature Wednesday pri. es Emerson Son arc seb "fcr..j . J. B. Forak-r senator pets.it m proving -m3 - . t ) rnr tneni. neiwil Briee. Baking Powder. Every ingredient used in making Cleveland's bak ing powder is plainly printed on the label, information not given by makers of other powders. Recipe book free. Send stamp and address. Cleveland Baking Powder Co., N.Y. .-h AwK di Surplus. ash Income, 18W, Xew insurance paid for. ls'.i.l I'olk v claims paid. tiain in Assets 1S93. over - tiain in Surplus, 1S9.", over Total Income, Totnl Iiisbnrseinrntf. Assets on hand. 174,Tu-l.!WO..4 24.lT.W.t;".S! :(7,S,.i2.2i."..Vi 127.4!2.."5.-i.ntt Hi.7n.'!,5:tl.4 - i;,ofK).ooo.oo :,7fhi.000.txi - 4s.V-Un.2ii M.-, :tnufs.2is.:ii i:4.7!il.!tfi(t.S4 A. W. CHILDS & COMPANY, Agents, 10 Oiosbjr Block, Brattleboro. Vt.