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SEMI-WEEKLY BANNER, TFESDAY, MAY 1, 1894.
BENNINGTON BANNEK. BENNINGTON. TUESDAY, MAY 1 1804. Slngle voplea ol tlie Bannor, In Wrappera for Mallluc lf Pclred TffO Uenta. OlitJlSBING ItATES. JSANNER AND WEEKLY TRIBUNE, $1.50. KANNER AND BOSTON JOURNAL, 82.00. BANNER'Ald DAILY JOURNAL, $6.80. KKNNEB AND N. Y. DAILY I'RESS, t3.50. BANNER AND SUNDAY TRESS, $3.00. BANNER AND HARPER'S MAGAZINE, 84.50. BONNER AND HARPER'S WEEKLY, $4.70. DANNERAND HAHPER'S BAZAR, $4.70, BBVNNEBAND NEW ENGLAND JfAGAZINE, $3.65. Pcr year payable ln advance. Bend ln yonr or daa. Two conts por copy is the prico of tho SEMI-WbEKLT BANNER. Judqe White is on tho gain, and is slowly convalesring from his lato severo illnoss. Cuas. Adams bas tho foundation for his now houso, on South streot, well un dor way. Strawberrt blossoms wero seon Sat urday on Grand View Torraco, tho flrat of tho season. Joim SMrrn has bogun building a now house, not far from Geo. A. Wiokham's building on Weoks streot. Tdohab J. Hoyt, managor of the Northern News Company of Troy, N. YI, and wife, passed Sunday with Doo tor and Mrs. A. Z. Cutlor. Clean up your yards and cover up all vilo plaoes about your promises. Spring has openod so much oarlier this ycar that tho cloaningupshould all be dono now. ,The Erio Railway Company, of wbich Gen. J. G. Mo Cullough is a director as woll as receivor, has placod a $70,000,000 blankot mortjage on all its real and per sonal cstato, clioscs in action, franchises aiul easements'. TnERK aro two cases of scarlot fover iirschoolNo. 1, of thfo town, the child ren of J. Jay Niles. The Distriot is one of those union affairs, and tho cases now reportcd aro under tho control of the town of Pownal. Geo. E. Mattiibws has beon confined to his bed siaco Thursday, suffering from a sevcre attack of imflammatory ihoumatisia. No improvoment is noted irr the coudition of his wifo who has beon sick a number of weeks. Isaac T. Fratt, tho vetoran bear trapper, soeured a two-year-old bruin Sjwday morning. Itsweightwas about 100 pounds, and the skin was a superb specimon. Whenovor Isaao gots after a bear, thb animal is sure to suffer. At the goneral convention of tho Con gregational ministers and churches of Vermont, which mects in Montpelier, Juno 12-14, the Rot. C. H. Peok of North Bennington, will read a symposium en titled: "Presont Day Influcnco of the Soripturcs." Would it not bo wiso to treat your busincss as you treat yourself ? In tho spring, if you feol run down, you tako aaedicino something to rcliovo that tfrod sonsation. For your business, a dose of advcrtising in tho Bahneb will be found an infalliblo tonic. TnE First Baptist church, which is prospcring under tho pastorato of tho Kev. Alex: Macgeorgo, will hold its cov enant meoting, preparatory to tho Cora nunion nezt Sunday, at tho conference meeting Thursday evening. Thore will bo baptism, also, nezt Sunday. A rosTAi. card was receivcd by a Chi cago flrm tho other day, which bad been twelvo years in rcaching that city from Tuscola, 111. Tho United States mail scrvico is the bost in tbe world, but little slips of this kind aro liable to occur. It is important to aoto that tho card finally reachod its dcstination. Probably many letters that havo not reaohed their desti aations for sovoral years past can bo ae counted for in tbe samo mannor. It may intercst sonie of his Benning ton friends to know that Geo. W. Yatcs, Jr., is, and has been for somo years, en the'staff of tho Texas Sif tings. In writ ing to this office, Mr. Yates rominds us that he began his newspaper carcer on the Banneb. Whilo ho was with us he worked faithf ully, and no doubt he docs, bo ih his presont position. Tho first ad vertisoment he solicitcd hegot, the busi ness card of Charles II. Ma&on, attornoy, wliicb, bas rqg alj theso years in dur col umns. ! The Stato Board of Hoaltb. havo adopted, and are about to issuo a codo, of "Rules and Rcgulations for tho con nection of buildjng w.ith drains and.sew ers," in citics, towns and yiHagos that havo not ordlnances of their Qwn.regulat ing theso matters. This is a movo in, the right direction. In many places. whero thoro is no publlo system of sew crs, thoro is neod of theso rules, and. whero fluch a sy$tem exists thoro is no safety w)thoutthem. A meechant of Woodstock publishes this card in the Standafd: "Fifteen hours a day are too many for aayona to bo tied to a stqro or any other business, and we havo dccldcd from this dato to discontinuo. Our storo will bo closed Tuesday and Friday ovenlngs at six o'clock. Wo are convlnccd that this time doToted to other pnrsuits will pro duco a beneflcial influonco in oursolves and tberoby benefit our customers. A man must know something outsldo of business." AT.ono of our recent Sixteenth of Au gust'colebrations, Gon. Joseph B. Carr of Troy, N. Y., was receivcd with an yation. socond to nono. Many of our rcaders will bo glad to know that he has rqturnod from Now York to his horae al niost ontirely rocoyorcd from the opera tlon which ho recently underwent for tho rpmoval of a cancerous growth in his mouth, and in a few days will bo about thoptrpetsagain and attonding to busi ness as.usual, Tho Gonoral is ln good fepirits, and'as usual full of pluck and courago. POSTOFFICE IKSPECTOB WlLUS, of Warnor, N. II., has recoTerod from his recent sovero illness and rosumed his work. Tiie romains of Homor Litchflold wcre brought hero last wook, Wednesday, for burial. He died at North Adams, Mass., and was 47 years of ago. The Bennington Water Company has a forco of about 20 mon laying water pipes in the Centro village; thoy aro mostly Fronchmen, wo judge, and aro a flno lot of working men. The Freo Prcss of Friday, says: "Rt. Eov. Jphn S. Michaud begins the annual bishop's visitation, going to Proctor Sunday, Pittsford Monday, and will con tinue through tho dioceso to October 18th." Last weok we noted tho death of Sey mour Goodwin of Walloomsac, N. Y. A correspondont recalls that ho was tho ownor of tho Bennington battleflold and always allowed Dicnlo parties upon tho ground. Ouu local dealers in agrlcultural goods say that trado in farm impliraents and seeds is unusually good. Thefe is a great dcmand ior garden, crass- nd dover seeds. The phosphato trado is also good. The Masonio Lodgo meets this even ing, and tho Chapter, Order Eastern Star, to-morrow night, both in Masonio Ilall. The officers f the former will bo in stalled, and thoro will bo work in the de grees. Tho later will transact Important business, also. The Kev. Geo. A. Wilkins, at ons timo pastor of tbo Baptist church in Shaftsbury, later, entaring tho Episcopal ministry, was stationed at West Ran dolph and Bethel, is now ofOciating in Decatur, 111., and the Daily Republican of that city, in its issuo of April 16th, gavo quite an extended roport of a scr mon preached by him the previous Sun day. The North Bennington Driving Club will bold its annual horse fair Juno 6th and 7th. Horscs will be oxhibited on tho track, and thero will bo racing orery af ternoon, besides other attractions. All h'orses exhibitod must bo named in tbe catalogue. Entries close May 10th, and may be made with tho f ollowing : George F. Leonard, Bennington; W. R. Worth ington, North Benniagton; H. C. White, North Bennington; F. L. Mattison, South Shaftsbury; Elon Percy, Hoosick Falls; Roscoo Jamos, Hoosick. It may be of interest to some of our Catholio readers to know that a pilgrim ago has been planned from Vermont to tho shrine of St. Anne de Beaupre. Tho date is set for June 18th, noxt, and th Rev. J. D. Shannon of Underhill and Rev. T. Donabue of Northfield, haro cho mat torin charge. Catholics all over the Stalo are oxpected to attend and it is es timated that from 500 to 800 peopls will tako tho pilgrimago. A spocial train will take them from St. Albans to Montreal, and from thero tho journoy will be made by boat. The Bennington Bannku asserts that H. W. Vail has bccomo a membor of tho Celory corapound rogue's gallery chatn ber of horror s, but wo f ear that Brer. Stillson has those children mixed. Wo beliovo that candidate Tinkham is the only one of the Represontativo Farmer class who has thus far been photo graphed. Or is it possiblo that tho R. F. class is to adopt Celery compound. as a trademark? Hardwick Gazette. We made the cxplanation iu our last issuo as Brer. Harris has no doubt socn beforo tbis time. Our readers remember Robert Fitton, who cut something of a flguro in Ben nington polico court a few years ago. Tho "Saunterer" of the Freo Press, ro- marks: 'Vormonters who had kept track of Robert Fitton, famous so long before the courts of Windham and Windsor counties, in cases of incendiar- ism, robbcry and litigation of multitud inouskinds, werosurprised tolearnfrom various papers that tho notorious crimi nal was on board tho Eearsarge when it was wrecked, and that he had since been in Proctorsville visiting his mother and sister. Mr. Fitton has for some months been learnlng the shoo manufacturing business under the watchful caro of Su porintendent Oaks of tho Vermont Stato prison at Windsor. Unlcss ho oludcs his keepers, as he has soveral timos dono, it will bo some timo boforo Robort takes an ocean voyago or vlslts tho different mombers of his family, however much they may desiro to seo their way ward son and brothor." Wo oame vory near being "sold" by this squlb going tho rounds, but suspoct that it is Robert Fitton, Jr., who is meant. "It is understood," says a despatoh, "that the Olyphant-Vanderbllt ticket at the coming Delawaro and Hudson oloc tion will propose tbo namos of H. Wal tor Webb, third vico-president of tho New York Central; JamesW. W. Alox ander, prcsident of tho Equltablo Life Assuranco society, and H. G. Young, now sccond vlce-prcsident of tho Dela waro and Hudson Canal company, as managcrs in tho places of somo of tho directors who hayo opposed Mr. Oly phant." Wo havo wondored, sinco this contest began, whethor hlstory would ro poat itsclf in tho destiny of Vermont railroads. Wo now havo two through trains over Westcrn Vormont lines bo twcon New York and Montroal, notwith staudlng tbo D. & H. opposition on tho West sido of Lako Champlain. With tho D. & H. under tho control of tho N. Y. Central, will theso arrangements con tinne? Wo hope so, but our readers will, some of them, recall that tho Eldor Vandorbilt would gladly havo takon tho L. S. R. R. as a connecting link in the Montroal routo had it boen complotcd on contract timo, and all of us know that whon ho acciuired tbo R. & S. conneo tion,. ho did not caro for it. It scoms to us that both lines can bo xnaintainod as at prescnt. Judoe Bond was hero Friday aud Sat urday on business of tho county. Mbs. Fbank M. Tifpany is said to bo recovering from hor recent severo ill ness. Hon. Geobqe W. Habman loft homo, Monday, for a business trip of sovoral days. Db. H. J. Potteb Jb., is painting and otherwiso improving his houso on Union street. Wa,lbbidoe is "on deck" in this issuo as announced last Friday. Read what no says. Fishino tacklo is in groat doroand to day. Rcason tho openin'g season for trouting. The advont of the streot sprlnkler is a groat relief from tho dusty condition of our streots during most of tho past two months. Mbs. Helkn R. Delevaw of Albany. N. Y., has como to her stimmer horae nt tho Centro. s F. O. Gbavbs has beguntho cellars on which' his presont residenco istostand, after being cut in two and made into two tenements. Taft Commakdebt, K., T., meets in regular conclavo Thursday ovening of this weok, and will confer tho Order of tho Tenole. Tnx Messrs. Burt Bros. havo an ad vortisement in this issuo that will inter est our people. They aro roliablo and will do as they agree. The recent rains gave, the grass a healthy start and tho hum of tho lawn mower on tho many closoly-clippcd lawns of tho village is a famlliar sound theso days. Gov. Fuller has appointcd Prof . Ed win H. Whitehill, prlncipal of Wood stock hlgh scliool, examinor of teachcrs for Windsor county, to flll the vacancy caused by the death of Prof. Guy Georgo of Windsor. The little grandsoirof Michael Cronin, siok with scarlet fover, cornor of River and Depot strccts, is doing well, and hopes aro entortained that the disease may bo kept confined to the one caso whero it started. The Williaras College gleo, banjo and mandolin clubs, tho wholo numbering about tweaty-flvo performors, gavo a concert at tho Opora House last Friday ovening. The concert was flno and de servcd a bettcr houso. Wo predict that if theso clubs will come again, and givo a more oxtendcd notico, that our peoplo will be glad to hear them in some of their exccllent specialtics. Habbt Willoughby has offered to donate a cross of galvanizcd iron for tho spiro of St. Poter'a church, if the church will gild it. It it said that tho cost of tho gold will be about $50, and tho qucstion arises: will somo one step forward, and, with others, pay tho oiponse? This should bo dono and wo hopo to anneunco in our Friday's issud that Mr. Willough by's gcnerous offer has beon acccptcd. A well known nowspaper man, ono who bas been connectod with tho press of tho Stato, and in Boston for a number of years, visited hero last week and among the places ho visited, wero tho new flro department quarters on Safford streot. He was highly pleased with them, and said whilo he had seon much larger, yet had never visited any rooms, that wero in any way superior to thoso of tho Tiffany hoso and Bradford hooks. The Free Press of Sa'turday, says: "Aldorman and Mrs. H. W. Hall re turncd last evening from Bennington, whero thoy attcnded tho dodicatory ox orcises of Stark Lodge, I. O. 0 F., Thursday night. They were ontertained by Major and Mrs. R. J. Coffoy at the Soldiors' Homo yesterday." Mr. Hall is already talkcd of as tho noxt Republican mayor of Burlington. His rccord as dlstanbing his Democratio opponent wo latoly gavo in the Bakneb. TnE season for trouting began at mid night this morning. Thero is a tradi tion oxtint of a Bennington lono flslior man who stood on the Putnam bridgo watching the town clock and waiting to hoar tho twelvo strokes oro tho lino was tbrown into tho water. This yoar wo presumo no such thing occurred, as the closo season was off in New York Stato April 15th, at least the part of tho com monwealth near us, and tho "speckled beauties" of tho Little Hoosac werecom mon property since that date. TuEftE afo 66v6ral Capitalists in West crn Vormont, as woll as in other locali tios, who will bo intorested in tbis item: "W. R. Rico, forraerly of Windsor, has turned up in Now York, whero he is said to havo succeeded in placing several mil lions of bonds of a building company which proposes to ereot in Buffalo, N. Y., the largest offico building in tho world. Tho Saunterer is of tho opinion that thero will not be much call for theso bonds by Vermont investors ln Fort Payno, Cardiff and Donison." The Rev. Chas. E. Prevost, for many years pastor of tho Church of tho Sacred neart of this village, and also St. John Baptist church at North Bennington, later of tho Roman Catholio ohurch in Brandon, has boen transforred to tho Church of tho Holy Angels, St. Albans, tho third in tho diocese, with ono of tho missionary fathors at Keolor's Bay, as assistant. Thoro aro other changes but this ono will most interest Bennington peoplo. Tho Brandon Union, spcaks of Fathor Prevost's work as f ollows: "Ho has beon located in Brandon some twcnty months, yet in this timo he has roduced tho church dobt about $5,000. Father Prevost's doparturo will bo ro gretted by tho community, as during his stay he has mado frionds of all the peo plo rcgardlcss of church or class, and their good wlshos accompany him to his new flold of labor. A number of his Brandon frionds presonted him with an ologant gold watch as an oxpresslon of their ostoem and an ovory-day romindor of their good will. " Wm. A. BnowNhas acceptod a position ' as bookkeeper with J. S. Llndloy. A numbeb of good things preparod for this issuo, must, on account of space, go over unlil Friday. G. B. Sibley has markcd prices down to hard pan, as will bo seen .by his i chango of advertisoraent clsowhero to day. Tiie blue stono havo como for tho post ofQco walk and tho work of laying it bej gan this morning. Tho oxcavation ncc essary was dono somo days ago. TnEBE aro now on tho pay roll o f Holdon, Leonard & Company, 252 dif ferent perBons. Tbe total number con neoted with tho plant is now over 260. Mibs Jennie Dbysdalb leavcs hero Thursday, and Saturday sho will sail from Now York for a visit to rolativos ln Scotland. Sho will be absont about, six months. Villiam Campbell statcd to a B anneb man Monday, that he had as many orders bookod now as ho had a yoar ago, and that bis business was as good as usual. C. C. Kimball, Earnest Patterson, John H. Norton and others of our local "Isaac Waltons" started oarly this morn ing for the trout brooks in Glastenbury and Woodford. The North Adams Saturday Herald says: "Mr. Allen, Bennington, manager of tolephone exchange, rodo to this town on a bicycle, yesterday, and reports the roads to bo in a wrotched condition." Col. E. L. Bates of tho staff of Gov. Fullcr, may bo considered a probablo candidate f or tho position of JudgoAd vocato General, which it is expected will bo'vacatod by Gen. F. E. Alfred of New port this fall. Fbiday night, thebicycles of Chas. H. Bennett and Geo. Donnolly wero storod in a barn for safoty. During tho night tho horso broko from bis stall and in tho courso of a night's practlco on tho ma chines, mado nearly a wreck of both wheels. Mr. and Mbs. Chas. Babnes spent last Sunday in Hoosick Falls, N. Y., and attended services in St. Mark's church. Thoy wero conduoted by Bishop Doano who was asslsted by threo other clergy men. The rito of conflrmatlon was administored to flfty porsons. This was the first visit of tho Bishop to that par ish in tbrce years. i At the Socond Congrogational church, in view of tho coming Fifty-eighth An niversary, which is to bo observed Thursday, tho sermon of tho pastor at tho morning servico, Sunday, was mainly in the form of rerainisconces. Tbo at condanco was unusually largo. In tho ovening tho subject of tho sermon was: "PlayingatPolitlcs." The Rev. Samuol McLaughlin, tho new pastor of the Methodist church, was greeted with largo congregations at both the morning and oyening services. Tho audience at both were much pleased with the rovorend gentloman's first ap poaranco. In the ovening tho offeratory was a bass solo by Charles H. Bennett. Ex-Lieut. Gov. Woodbury and Charles S. Forbos of St. Albans, went through North Bennington, Saturday. They wero on routo to Washington, whero thoy go as delegates from Ver mont to tho Natlonal Convontion Sons of thoAmeriean Revolution which assom bled there yesterday. The Putnam House has issued a neat four-paga circular sotting forth the ad vantages ef Bennington as a suramer ro sort, and that popular hostelry as a stop ping placo in partlcular. Wo shall copy in somo subsequont issuo of tbis paper, the part of this circular relating to Ben nington and its history. List of lettors romaining uncalled for in tho postofiico at Bennington, for the week ending April 30th, 1894: J. D. Butlor. Wm. Carponter, C. R. Chadwick, Miohaol Cook, A. J. Cook, Luio Fisk, George Frazer, C. 11. Richio, Smith Shel don,' Mis3 M. Areson, Mrs. Mary Clark, Miss I. M. Harwood, Myrtlo Knapp, Mary Mear, Sophia Scarbo. These let tors will bo sont to the Doad Lettor Of fico May 14th, 1894, if not dolivored be fore. In calling for above, pleaso say "advertiBed," giving dato of list, The Fortnightly held its last meeting of the season last Saturday. The asso ciatlon numbers somo ono hundred and thirty mombsrs, and the officers for tho coming year aro as f ollows: Mrs. Chas. R. Soymour, presidont; Miss Mina Mor gan, vice-presidont; Miss Mary White, secretary; Miss Hattie Sibloy, treasuror. Wo hayo not been furnlshod with tho names of the committocs. These are: Art, literature, education, sooial science and current evonts, history and travel. The eloction of Bennington Lodgo of Good Teraplara occurred last t Friday evening. Tho f ollowing wero olected: C. T., W. E. Frost; V. T., Miss Francos Dunham; Secretary, G. A. Wattles; Financlal Secrotary, G. W. Collins; Treasurer, Miss Ellza A. Puffer; Chap lain, P. L. Clifford; Marshal, Burt El- liott; Guard, Miss Lillian Frost; Senti nel, B. F. Smith. Tho installatiou will occur, on next. Friday evoning. Thero, is an offort to organlze a juvenile depart ment and worhope, it may succced. Tho Lodgo is in a prosporous condition. The entortalnmont to be glven by tho Womans' Auxiliary in the rooms of the Y. M. C. A., promises to bo ono of tho ovonts of a thus far, busy social soason. Tho programmo is as f ollows: Paper on "Folk Song," by Miss A. E. Clark, whioh will bo illustratod bymusioof dif foront countrics, Mrs. George W. Keoseman, instrumontal polonaiso; Mrs. E. B. Daloy will givo roprosontations of French and Tyroloan song: Mrs. J. Ed. Morrill, English ballad and Scotch danco song; Miss Audria Bowon, Irish ballad and Suavian waltz song; Miss May Loomis, Russian ballad and Bohomian danco song. Ten boys will sing Yankoo doodlo, and Eellar's Amerioan hymn by a mixed quartetto. BAGK 8AHE 8EATED DIHER8, M EAGK 0 8IDE WMil, FpDDta GBw PDatep H4o(DD S HEGE UUNE' 0VER-8TUFFED BR08A- TELLE PARLOR 8WT8, (DDtL nhmm mm ever showbo ioo iiwiiKiOTGii TIHWARE, (MKV, ETC, ETC. LABGE IM ELE6I1T CHim. 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