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SEM-WEEKLY BAJSTNEK, ERIDAY, JUNE 8, 1894.
BENNINGTON BANNER. BENNINGTON. FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1694. Slnglo uoplcs of the Dnnncr, ln Wrnipcr for lYlullliijr If Donlrcd rrwo ;eut. 10 Cents S-Tho SemlWeeklt Bannek three months for only 10 cents. Tn any person not now a sub crlber to the Bannbr. wo wlll senil them tho pa per twice each week for thrco months for only ten cents. 1 hls offer 1b made for the purpose ol lntroducing the Snu-WaEKLY BaSNEh Into faml 5Ies whero the paper la uot now recleved and holds good only tlll Juno 15th. Scnd us tcn ents and we'llsee that you recelyothe Banseb iwico each week for three months. Miss Mamie Ryan of Troy, N. Y., is in town for a few weoks. Mits. C. B. Seymoub, who has beon yeriously ill for somo timo, is improving. Miss Powell has beon visiting frionds in Troy, N. Y., and vicinity, for a week. Miss Elizabetii Abbott is liomo. .Shoattcnds St. Agnes school, Albany, N. Y. M, J, RocnE and Miss Julia Roclio ro turnod from a brief visit in Now York, Saturday. MissAudria Bowen will sing Mil lard's "Ave Maria" next Sunday ovoning, at tho Mothodist Episcopal oburob. L. F. Abbott and L. P. Norton at tcnded tho Episcopal diooese convontiou atSt. Albans, Wednesday andThursday. Miss Mary Snow, ono of tho toaohors in tho Graded schools, attencicd tho wed ding of a brothor in Albany, N. Y., Wcd acsday. ATameoting of tho P. M. Tiffany Hoso Company, hold Tuosday, tho namo of Nowton Johnson was dropped from the rolls of tho company. Serreno II. Noktok has beon ap pointed janitor of tho Gradod schooi buildings, vlco Nowton Johnson who disappeared Tuesday aftornoon A I'ARTY of gentlomou from Boston. ton in numbor, who wero hero to atteud tho horso fair at North lionnincton, wero guests at tho Walloomsac while horo. Amono tho guests notod as being pres ont at a reception given to Col. Marcus D. Russell and brido, in Troy, N. Y., Monday, is Miss Robinson of Benning ton. Miss Oba Belle Hulet, agcd about 21 years, died at tho homo of Liout. W. G. Richardson, north of this village, ycs terday. Sho had beon sick for somo lit tlo timo. Edwin J. Johnson of Richfield Springs, N. Y., and a student at Colum bia Collego (law dopartmont), Now York, is visiting Ellis L. Goodall of this villago. John Potteh, fathor of Chas. n. Pot ter of this village, died Tuesday, at tho age of 70 years. Doceased resided near Grafton, N. Y., and was a man much ro speoted. At tho meoting of tho Episcopal Stato Convention in St. Albans, Wednesday, Rov. Geo. L. Richardson of Bennington, was appointed ono of the standing com mittco on education. Durino tho absenco of County Clerk HarryT. Cushman, at County Court, Manchester, tho ofllce hero is kept open, Deputy John II. Kolso in chargo, so that the business hero is kept right aloug as usual. Georoe A. Jewett, manager of tho 2Tow Haven Clock Company ofllco at Chi cago, has beon in town two or threo days, stopping over on a busiuess trip to New Jlaren, Conn., to visit his mothor and brothers. Ilis littlo son of threo years accompanicd him.' Col. B. B. Smalley says tho "Wil son" bill will pass tho Scnato, but tho as tuto Vermont managor of tho Demo cracy, also, is roported to say, that if tho JIouso docs notconour, thoio will bo no tariff bill passed by tho prcsent Con grcss. Just so. An effort will bo mado to indict tho dofaulting janitor for grand larceny by tho grand jury now in session at Man chester, so that in caso ho is arrcstcd in nnotbor stato requisition caubo mado for hira if neccssary. For that purpose tho teachers who furnished him tho checks to got cashed havo been summoncd to uppear bcforo tho grand jury on Friday. The drapery in tho west show window at Cole's clothing storo caught firo from ono of tho lamps Wednesday ovoning, aud for a minuto or two thero was quito a blazo among tho straw hats and other articles dlsplayed in it. Tho "Colo Hoso Co.," howovcr, were at hand and quickly had a strcam of water on tho firo and ex tinguishcd it without any sorious dam age. L. B. Mattison of Rochester, N. Y., has been visiting his sister, Mrs. Ceiostia liosenbury of North Pownal, and mado us a call this week. Ho is quito cnthusi astio over tho sconoiy of tho Green Moun tains in and about Bennington, says that during a recent trip abroad, through Italy, up the Rhine, in Russia and other parts of Contlnental Europe, ho saw no landscapes surpassing that of tho Wal loomsac Valley. In our obituary notices to-day, wo givo a brief lioto of tho death of Mrs. Dr. Clark. Particulars havo not been recoived. Hcr deceaso will bo regrotted by a largo circlo of friends horo, whero she has passed so many suramors. Wo had known of her impaired hcalth but had no thought of a fatal tormination so soon. To tho daughtors surviving this community oxtends hcarty sympathy, It will bo recalled that tho Rov. Dr. Clark pnssed away several years since. The Young Woman's Club havo fln ishcd tho courso of instruction in pen manship taught by S. II. Rockwood. Miss Bello Tomlinson earncd the high cst honors of tho class for making tho most Improvement. Mrs. Walter Cut ting made second bestimprovomcnt, and Miss Etta M. Streoter, who is a beautiful writor, reccivos tho bigbcst honors for boing tho best writor. Miss Ethel Stock woll is tho second bost, who is also a beautiful writor. Tho club is in a flour ishlng condition and will no doubt double its numbors by anothor wintor. The Good Tomplars aro collocting a fund to pay for thoir piano. It has boen many years Binco this Lodgo called upou tho public for ovon Indircct assistanco. Tho organizatlon is solf-supporting, and is doing a grand temporanco work in this comminlty as mauy know. Somo yoars sinco a subscription was passed andfunds raisod to reflt and rcfurnish tho hall. It is now proposed to pay for thoir now piano, and to this end an on tertainmont, wlth moderato chargcs, will bo hold in Froo Library Dall, noxt Wednesday ovcning, to which tho publio aro invitcci. Thnro will bo a fino music al and literary programmo, suppor, otc. Pownal Lodgo of Good Tomplars has kindly consented to rouder a drama on titlcd: "In tho Light of a Brother-iu-law," which was glvon ia Parkor's hall, Wednesday ovoning of this week, at Pownal. Only thrco times slnco this Lodgo was formed, Octobcr 22nd, 1808, havo tho Good Tomplars askcd tho pat ronago of tho publio, a roeord hard to cqual. Givo them a good houso. CnARi.Es Emmons of Devil's Lake, S. D. , is a guest of Mrs. Edward Norton on Pleasant streot. TuEflrst ontry for tho hoso racos horo noxt month was recoived this morn ing from tho Howard IIoso Company of Burlington. A. P. Ciiilds was made ono of tho ox ecutivo Coromittoo of tho Vermont As sociation raooting of Lifo Undorwriters at Burlington, yestorday. TnE dopot at Rayville, N. Y., dn tho Lebanon Springs railroad, togothor with its contents. was totally dostroyed by firo Monday ovoning last. John Evans furnlshes tho Now York Sunday papers. Read his announco niout ulider tho hoad of "Businoss Locals" in another column. C. II. DAHI.INO, and E. S. llarris havo beon in Castleton most of the timo at tending tho investigation of tho recent Ellis Park Ilotol fire inthat town. At tho regular raeeting of tho F. M. T. A. B., to bo hold noxt Sunday aftornoon, a tickot for offlcers to bo olccted for tho cnsuing voar will bo placed in nomina tion. II. C. Casweli,, Horbort A. Hemen way and Charles Mathors havo beon so lectod to ropresont Co. K., National Guard.' in tho Stato targot contest at Fort Ethan Allon tho 21st, inst. A subscription paper was circulated througli tho village Wednesday, and a sum was raised sufQciont to mako good to tho teachers tho amount thoy lost by tho dofalcation of Janitor Nowton John son. Each of tho trustees gavo $5. TnE work of cutting down tho hill lcading to Grand Vlow torraco is boing rapidly accomplishcd undor tho direction of tho contractor, Joseph Watson. Whon comploted tho grado wlllbocomparativo ly oasy and the streot much improved. The Boston Sunday Journal, Globo aud Ilcrald arrivo horo at 8:30 a. m. and aro distributed immediately after. Thoy havo como regular all wintor, and aro not a temporary thing. Tho Ilcrald's roport of tho Saturday ball gamo in Hartford, Ct., will bo vcry explicit, Look out for it. D. G. Burt will attend to your wants. John Nash returnod from Albany this morning whoro ho had been looking for Johnson, tho absconding janitor of tho Graded schools. Nash got hold of sovoral clues, fouud out whoro Johnson had bonght a macintosh, whero ho had passed two nights sinco ho went away, and other facts. Tho polico in Albany and Troy aro looking for him, and thero is no doubt but that ho will bo arrcsted soon. P. J. MoDufefe, tho bicyclo ridor of Maldcn, well known all ovor tho country us a racer, aud will bo roraombored as ono of tho riders in tho bicyle tournament at North Bennington a year ago, was in jured last Saturday aftornoon in tho raco at Jamaica Plain, and is very low. It is thought that ho caunot livo over a day or two. Bcsido having his collar bono bro kon and rcceiving interual injuries, it is found that his skull is fracturcJ. Tiie offlcers of St. Mary'sguild, cloctcd last wcok, aro: President, Mrs. Abbott; first vice-presidont, Mrs. J. II. Norton ; second vico-president, Mrs. C. C. Kim ball; treasurer, Mrs. Chas. Burt; sccro tary, Mrs. Chas. Barnes. Tho cxccutivo committeo is constitutcd as follows: Mrs. J. K. Miller, Mrs. II. W. Martin, Mrs. L. P. Norton, Mrs. Gcq. F. Gravos. This guild is to hold a strawborry social at the rosidenco of Mrs. Barnes, Juno 14th, particulars of which will bo givcn in another place to-day. The rcpublican cancus to chooso dole gates to tho State and District conventions was held in tho villago trustco rooms last ovoniug, and was quito fully attcndod. C. II. Darling was electod chairman, and Geo. R. Matthow.s secrotary. Tho delo gatcs choscn to tho Stato convention wero, C. H. Darling, E. W. Bradford, F. M. Tiffany. II. M. Harris, C. N. Powors, Ilarry T. Cushman, F. M. Crawford. To the District convention, II. G. Root, A. B. Valentino, Geo. W. Ilarman, I. E. Gibson, L. F. Abbott, E. D. Wolling, W. E. Hawks. Tho delegates wero iustruct cd to chooso thcir own altornatcs. The mcinbers of tho class of '04 in tho Bennington High School aro Jcssio Ed ward Barnoy, Charles Ilenry Bennett, Annio Eliza Dakin, Anna Robcrtson Ilathaway, Daisy Luclla Morse, Laura Park Stafford, Flora Louiso Valentino, Carolinu Augusta Wood. Miss Stafford is tho valedictorian and Miss Morse takcs the salutatory honor. Tho work douo by severaVmombers of tho class is largoly in cxcess of tho work requirod to seciro a diploma from tho Regents of the Now York Stato Univorsity. The graduating oxertises will occur Tlmrsday ovening, Juno 21. Commencomont week, as usu al, will bo largely occunied wlth rhotori cal oxcrcises in tho vanou dopartmonts of tho school. All programmes will bo published at,an early day. The Rutland Ilerald of Thursday. in its roport of the Stato clocution contest held in that city tho ovening boforo, says: "Tho programmo was intorsporsed with vocal and instrumontal music. The bass solo of C. II. Bonnott of Ben nington was cspccially well receivod." Mr. Bonnott was tho only ono who was obligecT to respond to an encoro. Ilis first sclection was ontitlcd: "Forest Song," Kreutzer. In resuonso to tho on coro ho sang, "My Littlo Woman." Tho aucompanimcnts wero by Mrs. Goorgo W. Keesoman oLthis villago. Mrs. J. Ed. Mbrrill and E. C. Bcnuett were also among thoso who attcnded tho contest. Thero woro 17 contcstants for tho prize, among them being Miss Flora E. Ball, ono of tho teachers in tho Graded school, and Horbort A. Heraraenway, a pupil in tho High school. Tho recltation of Miss Ball was hoartily rcceived and quito a numbor of thoso presont thought that sho shoultl havo been given tho honor able mendon that was awarded. Thero were also two contcstants from tho Burr and Burtou Scminary at Manchester. The Cambrldgo, England, Chroniclo of May 25th, has tho notico of a wcclding that will intorcst many of our readors, as well as the brothron of the prcss, who cxtcnd cougratulations. It says: "An interesting marriago took placo at St. Luko's church, Chester ton, yestorday (Thursday), aftornoon, betwcen Ben jamin Horsloy, publisher- and cditor of tho Iiensselaer County Standard, of IIoo sick Falls, N. Y.. U. S. A., and Miss Marian Spoller, daughter of tho lato Wil llam Abba Spellcr, formerly a corn mcr chantofSt. Ives. Tho sorvico, which was fully choral, was conductcd by tho Rev. Canon Slater, and tho hymns, "How Welcomo was tho Call," and "Tho Voico that Brcathed o'or Edon," wero well rendored by tho choir. Mr. Ber ridgo, tho organist of St. Luko's, oQlci atcd at tho organ. Tho brido was at tlrcd iu a drcss of rich croam silk, with bridal fall and wroath, woaring a gold necklaco wlth emerald stono, tho glft of tho bridcgroom, and carrying a magnifi cont spray bou(juet. Tho sistcrs of the brido, tho Missos Ililda and Edith Spel lcr, acted as bridcsmaids. Thoy woro drossos of applo groon, trimcncd with coral silk, with banglca givon by tho bridegroom, tho hats boing of laco with floral crowns. Sovorol costly presonts woro rocolvcd. Tho honoymoon wlll bo spont at Cromor, and Mr. and Mrs. Hors loy will Joavo Englan'd for thoir homo in Now York on Juno 2nd. A. J. Noyes started Saturday on an oxtonded trip among friends in Central and Wcstorn Now York. Lawloi! recoived this morning a full car load of f resh vegotablos, strawberries, plno applos, bannas, otc. Fresh straw borrios to-morrow for Sunday. While in tho villago on their tour of inspection,Gen. Gilmoro and Capt. Tuth erly wero guesls at tho Soldiors' Homo. Gon. Gilmoro was accompanicd by his wifo. Tiie Quartorly Meotlng of tho Wo man's Auxiliary wlll bo held at tho T. M. C. A. rooms, Thursday, Juno 14th, at thrco o' clock. An interesting timo is ox pectcd. Tho "dollars" that havo been accumulating will bo presented. ' Somk of tho towns having been in doubt as to whothor tho mcasuro -ncnt of roads should or should not bo mado oach year, in ordor to draw tho Stato highway appropriatlon or rof unded tax to tho sovoral towns, it has beon oillcial ly deculed that tho raoasurements sont in last year stand, unless additions aro mado, or roads closcd, ln which caso thoy should bo roported. Tiie Young Woman's Club on Wednes day ovoning gavo a social at Library Hall, many of their frionds partioipatiug. Tho musio rondered by Misses Rawson, How olls, Coloman, Loomis, Middlebrook and tho Club Quartotto was thoroughly on joycd, as well as all other mcans of on tortainmcnt provided by tho young la dics. Tiie coaohlnT party "Bf Dr. Soward Webb arrivod horo.at 12:08 p. m., olgh teon minutes behind schedule timo. Thoy left Troy afcw moments late and most of tho way tho roads woro hoavy. Tho rclay of horscs that wero to meet them horo, arrived at 9 a. m. Thursday and wero housod in tho stublcs of tho Putnamllouso. They woro accompanicd by threo raen, and whon tho party ar rived to-day, thoir horscs wero in wait ing, headed up North streot, to bo bitched on to tho coach. Thero wero oight mon in tho party whon it arrived hero bosidos tho grooms, otc, Frederick Bronson driving. Tw minutes wero occupicd in tho .changing of horses,when they left Nelson, Bronson driving. At Arlington tho party is to stop and tako lunch in tho privato car Ellesmerc. Tho horscs that drew tho coach hero, left for Now York this aftornoon in ono of Dr. Wobb's horso cars. ThsWedding Wednesday Evening. Tho Second Congregational church prosouted a brilliant scono Wednesday ovening. Tho intnrior had been olcgant ly triramed in honor of tho marriago of Miss Susio Child, daughter of Mr. Josnph Child, aud Mr. E. B. Pattorson, all well known peoplo of Bennington, as announced.last week. Over both aisles thoro had beon crectcd archcs, with gates. Theso woro covered with grecns and flowers. Other parts of tho cdifico wero, also, handsomcly decoratcd. At an early hour tho guests began to as semblo and boforo 8 o' clock tho largo auditorium was filled with our best peo plo, and thero wero quito a numbor from North Bennington and out of town. Mrs. R. 0. Goldsmith presided at tho or gan, in tho absenco of Mrs. Keesoman. At precisdly tho hour, to tho inspiring strains of tho wcdding march, tho bridal proccssion cntered tho church by tho east aisle, and prccecdcd to tho altar, being met by tho bridegroom, with his best man. Will Sheldon of Boston, whoro tho Rov. Chas. R. Soymour pronounced tho coromony (tho ring being used), and thoy then passed out at tho west aisle, and to tho residcnco of Mr. Child, whero a receptinn was held and a collation served to tho family friondB of thiv two families unitcd. Tho proccssion was led by two pages, aged 4 years; who oponcd tho gates, then carao 'tho six iishors, four bridcsmaids, tho brido loan ing on tho arm of her fathor, who gave hor away. Tho wholo was a very fino socioty and liappy ovcnt. Tho pages, Dudley Child, nepliow of tho brido, and Soymour Patterson, son of the groom, woro niccly dressed, and porformed their part splendidly. Tho ushors wero: Messrs. Harrison I. Norton, Chas. Mac Donough, Theodoroand Eddy Thomas, Jamos Burke aud D. H. Johnson. Tho biidcsmaids woro: Misses Mabel Patter son, Mabol Stovens, Graco Child and Carol Pratt. Tho brido woro a white silk gown, trimmod with laco, cut cn train, and carried a bouquet of orange blossoms. Tho veil was hold in placo by diamond pins, abovo which was tho chaplot of oraugo blossoms. Tho bridcs maids woro piuk and carried baskots of flowers. Tho presents wero 83 in numbor, both valuabio and usoful, and among thom woro two chccks for a handsomo sum. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson departcd on tho 12.15 a. m. train for a trip toNiagara Falls aud other places, oxpccting to ro turn about Juno 18th. Their ushors and other frionds accompanicd them to the dopot and thoro was a showor of rico sufQcient to nlant a four acro lot, moro or lcss. Iterl lights wero burned at tho depot and dbwn.tho track, and as tho train left North "Bennington station a red light was ignited on tho sido of tho car window, said to hayo burned somo fivo minutes, Among thoso prcsent from outof town woro: Mrs. Frank Stovens and daughter, Lake wood, N. J.; Mrs. E. S. Platt and daughter, King's Park, Long Island; Mrs. 0. S. Johnston, Lansingburgh, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Jas. J. Child, also from Lansingburgh; Mr. Arthur Johnston, Waterford, N. Y., and Miss Anna Pang burn, Albany, N. Y. In common with many friends, tho Banneb oxtonds hcarty congratulations. Our Village Fathers. Regular trustco meoting, Juno 4th, '94. Prcsent: Tho president, corporation attorney, streot commissioner, superin tendcnt of sowers, and Trustees Holdon, Lyon, Carrigan, Martin, Viall, Shortloff, Grogg. Voted. To purohaso sowor pipo and lay tho samo a distanco of 225 foot from tho promisos of Goo. H. Mooro: sower to bo laid in tho centro of Weoks street, connecting with tho sewor on South streot, all digging and covcringof pipoto bo pald by tho sald Gc6. H. Mooro. Voted, That tho. work of curbing on Rivor streot abutting tho proporty of M. C. Healy bo continucd. Tho following bills woro ordered paid: WmReed.IodirlnBandfcedlnfr tramps 4M II H TutUc. 1 Ighway bill, Jlay 687 23 II S Buss. taklng care flre alarm pj'Btem 3 months 31 25 E J Tiffany, rcnt new hoso rooms, 3 mos.. 112 50 Bennington Water Co, rent hydrants. otc. 877 60 Bennington Water Power and Light Com- -.Panyi rcet and room llghtlng 877 03 R W Bennott, (ervlces board of health.... s00 U Uutchlns. taklng caro of eewcr.... 4J0 A It Dunn, driving hook and ladder to flre. 3 00 A J Oiiffln, pollce duty, May 2 80 PJ Brazll, ditto 8 00 Jnhn Davls, dltto 8 73 J F Loncrgan, dltto J8S0 A K Dunn, dltto ., jjts uco Antonlo, labor on lener 6 00 Voted, That Jtho bill of Mr. Moulds for curbing bo roferrod to tho streot committeo to invostigato. Tho bill of tho Bennington Water Powor and Light Company ton flxturcs 'for now hoso houso was takon from tho tablo and motion mado thatltbo placod in tho hands of tho Firo Dopartmont Committeo to icport. Votod, That tho villago join with tho town in tho cxpenso of gradiDg Grand Viow stroet, as agreed upon by tho so lectmen and villago streot committeo, tho oxponscs not to oxceed tho sum of $300, to bo equally dlvidod botwoen tho town and tho villago. Voted, That tho streot commissioner bo instruotod to cut tho oast end of Gage streot down to grado. Voted, That tho street commisslonor bo insiructed to ropair tho north end of Grovo street to a passablo conojition. Voted, That tho streot commissioner bo instructcd to grado up tho lowor ond of Dowoy streot. Voted, That tho streot commissioner bo instructcd to put South streot, whoro tho now streot counects with tho samo, into propor shapo. Voted, That tho mattor relativo to Silvor streot on tho hill, bo left with tho stroet committeo with powor to act. Voted, That tho villago attornoy bo in structod to uotify tho propor parties to mako somo arrangoments for drawlng off tho water at tho lowor end of Dopot street. Votod, That tho mattcr relating to badges for tho No4 Hoso Company bo loft to Firo Dopartmont Committeo with power to act. Voted, That an order bo drawn to borrow $1000 for highway uso, and $1000 for villago uso. Voted, That tho chairman of tho financo committeo bo authorized to bor row $2500, at tho lowcst rato of tnterest possiblo. Voted, That tho mattcr rolating to watering trough bo left with tho streot commlttee, with powor to act. Voted, That tho firo department com mitteo bo instructcd to procuro a suita blo placo to put tho clectric battery in. Voted, To adjourn. J. H. Kklso, Villago Clerk. Death of Frank Bradford. Prof. Frank Bullard Bradford's ro mains wero brought homo yestorday from Albany, and tho funeral was at tcnded from tho homo hero, this aftor noon at 2 o'clock. Tho Rov. Geo. L. Richardson ofQciatcd, assistcd by tho Rov. A. Macgoorgo. Prof. Bradford was a man widoly known and his dealh will bo greatly rogrotlcd. Last year ho was treated for tho opium liabit, and has sinco been frco from tho unfortunate thralldom. Last wcok ho loft homo and it was not known whoro hojiad gono, but ho was takon into custody in Al bany, and in a condition bordering on frenzy. Wednesday, while in that con dition, ho jumpcd from a corridor somo 30 feet and rcceived injuries resulting in death at tho Albany hospital, whoro hn was then takon, a few hours latcr, When first cared for ho had in his pos scssion ovidcnccs that his old liabit had agaln gotten tho bottor of him. Ho was at times rational and then his mind would wander. It is a sad case. Prof. Bradford was an clocutionist of oxtond ed reputation. Years ago, in Benning ton, thoro oxisted a yi'hespian Club," and ho was ono of tho loaders in its study of Shakspoaro and other dramatic authors. Prof. Bradford mado theso matters a study and won for himsclf a namo known far and wido. In this ho was largely solf-mado, although ho had studied with profcssionals. From about 1805 to 1875 ho was associated with tho knitting'busincKS hero, with his father, tho lato Gon. Geo. S. Bradford, tho other mombor of tho firm being Geo. A. Wat tles, who marricd Prof. Bradford's sis ter. Sinco tho firm closcd out business, deccascd had followcd his choscn field of elooution, and his lator lifo is well known to our readcrs. Wo havo oftcn spokcn of him, ono of tho latost mom tions being his recent appearanco boforo Norwich Univorsity whero ho captivatcd his hcarers. Prof. Bradford lcavcs a wifo to whom ho was married 29 years" ago. (Jno clilld was born to tnom a daughter whoso early death was a sad blow to her parcnts. In Masonic cir cles Prof. Bradford has been a welcomo associato for moro thau a quarter of a contury. In his homo, in tho socioty circle, iu the community whoro ho has so long livcd, tho intelligcnco of his sad death will bo spokon of with dcop ro grct and his wifo and his rclativcs will receivo tho sympathy thoy so woll mcrit in this grcat afilictibn. Prof. Bradford was 54 years old Momorial Day. The Horso Foir. first day. Tho offlcers of tho North Bennington Driving Association woro somewhat dis couraged Wednesday morning when thoy saw early in tho morning that tho day wa's to bo cold and disagreeable, ono that would not bo at all favorablo for tho succcss of tho first day of thoir horso fair, and for which ono and all had workcd in ovcry way to mako this occa sion even more of a succcss than was the first, held a year ago. Appearances al so Indlcatcd rain, but although tho sky was ovorcast all day, no rain fell, but tho thrcateuing aspcct doubtlcss kept many away who woro intcnding to at tond. Thero had been about 150 ontrics of horscs that woro to bo oxhibitod and somo to bo sold. Early in tho morning thoy bccan to arrivo, and boforo noon a largo pcrcentago of thom wero on tho ground, entered, classifled and assigncd to quartcrs on tho track and near by stables. Thoro wero but few visitors during tho morning. Tho grounds woro in good condition and tho track in as good shapo as it was possiblo to got it owing to so much rain recontly. Tho grand stand lookod invit ingly cloan, but unfortunatoly tho day was so raw that thoro woro but few oo cupants on it whon tho bicyclo raco, ono half milo was called a 1.30 p. m. For this thoro woro four ontrios: H. D. Mat tison, John Baldwin, C. Whito and W. M. S. Reovo. It was won by Mattison. Timo, 1.20. Tho first raco was called at 2 p. m., it being for 3-minuto class for horsos nover started in a raco, trot or paco. For this thoro woro origmally nino entries, but when tho boll was rung, 6nly fivo put in appcarancc, and at tho ond of tho sec ond hoat ono of thoso was drawn. Tho startors woro: Nellle M.cm, Jlartln Ilarrlngton 12 2 2 Lady Huntington, b m, Frank Burgesa.. 4 5 dr. Ooodsiock, b p. Hill Top Farm 2 3 3 3 Black Velvet, blk s, G. D. Mattison 5 1 1 1 Nellle, b m, Joieph Mlllcr 3 4 4 4 Time, 2.60; 2.50! 2.49! 2.50. Tho second raco was for tho 2.37 class, trot or paco, and in which thoro woro 0 ontrios but only four startors. This was a pretty raco all through and cagerly watched by thoso on tho grand stand and in carriages that surrounded tho grand stand. Tho startors and summary aro as follows: ' Jennie O. o m, G. A. Mlllcr 111 Emma Hoso. br m, U. K. & J. II. Burgess.. 3 3 3 Almt, b m. M. II. Demlng 4 2 2 Qold ColnMold, rm. O. 8. JVIm-11 2 4 4 Ttme,2 38H; 2.SSM; Following tho racos camo an oxhlbi tion on tho track of tho diffcront horsos ontorod for oxhibition which mado quito a pretty sight as thoy woro driveu aroundtho track, olthor singly or iu pairs. Tho judgos of tho racos woro: A. W. Hawks, startor, C. E. Galusha, H. O. Slmons and Goo. F. Loonard. Tho start er, Mr. Hawks. has had consldorablo ex porionco in this businoss in KanSas, whero ho rosldod a numbor ot years. SECOND DAY. Tho members of tho association havo overy roason to feel proud of the succcss that attcnded tho meoting, which was brought to a successful close, Thursday, on which day tho attondanco was tho largost it has over beon. Tho fastost heat over trotted on tho track was made, whilo tho racos woro fully as good as they havo beon horotoforo, and tho 2.000 peoplo who wero assembled, Thursday, showcd that thoy apprcciated tho efforts mado by tho managemont. Tho day would have been all that was noodcd, had it not bccn for tho light showors that camo up occasionally during tho af tornoon and tho gusts of wind that blew tho dust just whero it was not wanted. Tho track was heavy, but thero is a gen oral foeling thattbo timos of tho dlffor cnthoats as announccd by tho judgos was not any fastor than what was really mado. . Tho morning was dovotod to tho ox hibition of horsos and selling by auction and privato salo, several of tho lattcr bo ing mado. Thero woro threo raccs on tho card for tho aftornoon and when tho bell rung for tho first one, tho grand stand was filled and toams and peoplo on foot filled tho ground clear to tho cntrunce. Tho first raco called for cart raco, J milo lmats best 2-3 horsos to bo green, that had nover trotted in a raco and to bo Urivon by their ownors. Thoro woro six entries but only fivo started. Thoy wero cntered as follows: Myron Chandler, Bennington S 3 1 1 Martin Drazell, North Hooslck 3 1 dr W F Aston. Cambridge 2 5 4 4 L E Fotter, Hooslck Kalli 4 4 3 3 J Fercy. Bennington 12 2 2 Time, 1 26$: 1 25; 1 20; 1 SS. In tho 2:50 class tho following started: F A Q, ch g, Frank Qulgley 3 3 12 Gold Coin Mald. r m, O S Wlssell 112 1 Sablcson. br s, HIII Top Farm 4 4 4 4 Comblnation, cf. I) O Barney 2 2 i 3 Time, 2494;260JJ; 240)4; 2 50J4 Tho threo etartcrs in tho free-for-all wero: AceofDiamonda, G N Percsy 111 Frank Burgess. Frank Burgess 2 2 2 Emma Hoso, II E & J II Burgess 3 3 3 Time, 2 24)4; 2 2S)3; 2 27. Tho recipts of tho meoting paid tho oxpcnses, and thero will probably bo an other meoting of tho Association in August. NOTE9. Among tho strangers on tho track tho first day wero notided Charles W. Loon ard, H. C. Jackson, Honry Kendall of Boston, and R. A. Spaulding of Lynn, Mass,, who appcarcd to bo much inter ested in tho sports of tho day. Geo. W. Hall of tho Adams Houso, Boston, was an attcntivo gazor ovor tho field both days. s Tho offlcers of tho association on whoso grounds tho fair was held, wero continually on tho lookout to sco that thero wero no objectlouablo fcatures conncctcd with tho meeting, and to their united excrtions is duo most of tho suc ccss that has attcnded tho mectings. Ond'officer of tho association said that thero had not beon a meoting on tho grounds when tho weather was suitablo, and that tho association had about con cludcd that in tho futuro if rain was needed thoy should announco a meoting to be hold on tho track. In tho 2.37 raco Jcnnio C. had evcry thing her own way, although thero wero sovoral times when Alma ard Jennie had somo closo tests. Both trotted nico ly and can do much bottor than thoy dld Wednesday. Alma was ono of tho hand somest horses on tho grounds. Tho startor, A. W. Hawks, know his business and acccptably filled tho posi tion. Many on tho grounds thought that ho ought to havo flncd tho driver of tho maro Nellio, who got considcrably out of his placo and should havo been roprlmanded at tho loast. Tho absenco of musio- was frequently notcd. Tho treasurer paid tho amount of tho difforent purscs at his offico iramediato ly at tho closo of each day's racos. Combination and Whitcsocks drivon togothor by thoir ownor, D. G. Barney of East Arlington, wero a shovry team much adnurcd. Thoy wero both sired by Addison Lambort and aro full broth prs to Joan, formerly owned by Geo. F. Loonard. II. G. Root, with his gray maro, Pearl, drawing a top carriago and two men, was driven around tho track soveral times at-a gait that was far from slow. Tho bay stallion Taniz, 8020, also at tractcd much attontiou from all prcsent. Ho has a rccord of 2.31, and is owned by R. C. Jamos of Iloosick. The dispUy by II. C. White, secrotary of tho association, was almost a fair ln itself. Among thom wero tho bay maro Bollo Hoxio, sired by Nolson, 2.09; bay gelding Beauty, sired by Ilarry Lambert, 2.22; bay maro, Ruth Wilkes, by Aris tades, 2.20; tho bay maro, Lady Von eer, and chcstnut stallion, Sydney Ven cor. All standard. Black Velvot. who won tho 3-minuto raco, is fivo years. old and weiehs about 950 pounds. lie was sirea oy I'eaco makor, his dam boing by Molron, both good trotting stock. no can do much bottor than ho did Wednesday, as it was not nccessary to urgo him in tho loast. During tho intorvals botweon thohcats of tho raccs trotted Thursday aftornoon, tho stallion Taniz trotted a half milo with buggy and two mon in it m 1:21. A bay maro bolonging to John S. Hol don was also on oxhibition and attracted much attontion: Tho North Bennington cornot band was in attendance, Wednesday, and ad dcd considerablo to tho pleasuro of tho day. At tho conclusion of tho second hoat in tho cart raco a protcst was ontorod that tho horso trotted by Martin Brazol of North Hoosick, had beon trotted in raccs boforo. Tho protcst was provon and tho horso withdrawn. Tho young man that drovo "Aco of Diamonds," had novor drivon in a raco bcforo. Ho is a son of tho owuor of tho horso. and proved himsclf equal to tho occas.ion, tho horso hardly making a skip during tho threo hoats. Pop corn and lomon sour woro plonty and sold rapidly. Tho Association must havo dorived considerablo of a rovonuc from tho privilcges. FROM GIBLHOOD TO WOMANHOOD. The chango is fraught with dangers. If thero bo poin, heodacho and nervous disturb tmccs, or tho general health poor, tho judio ious uso of modicine should bo employod. Dr. Pierco's Favorito Proscriptlonls tho best tonio ond nervino at this timo. It bringa about o regularity ln tho womanly funcuons, cures femalo weakncss, catarrhal inflommatlon, and uterino dorango ments. Scavlcw, Horthampton I County, Va. I Dn.It.V.rrEncE: Dcar Sfr Aftcr taklng- your mcdlcino I feel llko a now person. I eball rco ommcnd you'and your mcdlcino wherevcr 1 bo. Your mcdlcino has work cd wnndrnt for mo and I can not prolso it too much. All ot my old eymptoms havo dlsappeored. Your rospoctfiilly, Mns. 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