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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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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,
anteos a
JUNE 4tti to
33 !nch black all wool challie at 39c,
40 inch black all wool snrah serge at 39c,
40 Inch black all wool hop sacklng at 39c,
40 inch black all wool Ilenriettas at 39c,
40 Inch black mohalr hrllllantine at 39c,
40 inch black dlagonal, flne quality, 50cpory'6T
40 Inch black whlpcord. 50c per yard,
40 Inch black French Surah serge 50c pcr yaii,
40 inch black bengaline 60c pcr yard,
40 Inch black armure 60c per yard,
40 inch black battste 50c per yard,
7 Inch all silk sash rlbbons 39c,
Black fancy ribbon. all silk, 3 inclies wlde lic,
Double face plaid rlbbons, 3 inches wide, 23c,
Sterling sllver shlrt walst studs, 10c each at.
Frear's Jewelry Department,
Silk bclls wlth sterllng sllver buckles fnr $1 25'
each at Frear's Jewelry Department.
Abunchoftwoostrlch "Prinoo of Wales" tlps
ln black, at Frear's Flower Department forS9cr
55 pleces ol fancy black wool dress goods ln
handsomo stripes and figures, worth 69c and 31
per yard, will be sold this week for S9c per yard,
40 inch figured black batlate, all wool, new,
pretty deslfjns. for SOc per yard,
A few rolls best Moquette carpet at 79 cents to-
100 Japanese Rugsr
3 by 6 feet, worth ?2 75, for 81 98 each,
19 rolls 65c Tapestry Brusiels carpet for 75c per
Balanceof 10 rolls bist body Brussels carpet
wlll boclosed for 65c per yard regular prico 31 05.
A black Jet pompon at Frear's Flower Depart
ment for 39c,
A black ostrlch plumo at Frear's Flower De
partment for 60c,
A jet aigrette at Frear's Flower Department
Ladles' black silk lace mitts 13c per palr,
Ladles' pure silk Jersey mltts 18c per palr,
Ladles' silk taffeta gloves, cztra quality, C5c
per palr.
Splendid quality of brown mnslin, June price
3c per yard,
Ladles' pure silk Jersey mltU, oxtra quality
25canjl 31c pcr palr,
Frear's Juno price 4c peryard,
51 inch bleached pillow case muslln, Frear's
June price 11c peryard,
50 Inch bleached pillow case muslln, Frear's
June price 10c per yard,
Unbleachcd sheetlng, 2 yards wlde, worth 10c
Frear's June price 12 l-2c peryard.
nieochcd sheetlng, 2 yards wide, Frear's June
price 14c per yard.
$1 69 each.
Short lengths, 1 1-2 to 3 yards, table dam
rangtngtn prlee from 37a upward per length
Teu pleces absolutely fast color Turbcy red
table damask, full widtn, rednced tor 25c per
yard. r "
Beginmng; Monday Frear Bhoved the best
white counterpane at $1 ever oHejred in this vl
cinity. Handsomo cortaln scrim, Fcfcar's June price 4c
peryard, A
Fancy colored, pure UncnjL fast color, table
damask, colors yeUowyorangoand blue, 60c per
Havo you a bfed that Is extra IaTge ond flnd it
Jim 1. . . 2 . ti i
uuiiuuii. io scuuro a coumerpane liiuv wui iiw ur
Frear has it, nnd it ls2 1-2 yards sqaare, and the
price is butJSl 75,
Frear's Juno price 8c each,
Leathcr bclts , black or tin, 10c.
Mlsps hose supportera 8c
BhaWl straps 10c,
Piriking irons 10c,
Iiubber ne combs 5c,
41 Inch black surah serge, speclalbargaln,59e,
46 inch black French Ilenrietta, silk finlsh, 69c,
C2 Inch black storm serge, eitra speclal, 75c,
"Hold Fns't" holr plns, per paper, 6c,
Kld halr crlmpers Bc, 8c and 10c,
41 Inch black storm serge 49c,
CO inch black storm serge C9c,
Halrbrushes lOceach,
Herringbone brald 10c
Fancy broom holdcrs 10c.

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