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SEMI-WEEKLY BANNER, TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 1894.
BENNINGTON BANNEH- BENNINGTON. TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 1804. Slnglo uoplcn ot tlio liniinor, ln Wrnppcrs for lUnllliic " DcMrca 10 Cents je3TBe Semi-Weekly Banneh thrce months foronly lOccnls. To any porson not nowasub scriber to the Ban-eu w o will send them tho pa pcr twlce cach week for thrcc months for only ten cents. Thia offer is mado for the purpose o! intToducing tho Ssmi-Wkkklt JJanseii into faml. lies where tho paper la not now recleved aml holds good only tltl June 15th. Scnd us tcu cents and we'U seo tliat yon recelycthe Banneii twice each week for threo months. Dcmocratio Caucus. TheJ)cmocratlo voters of Bennington nro re quested to mcet ln tho Vlllago Rooms, Park Blockjon Friday evenlng, June 15th. 1891, at l o'clocgi-tochoosedelegatcs nnd altcrnates to at teudtbeDemocratio Stato and Distrlct Convcn tlons, both to be held in Burlington, Thursday Jnne 28th, 1891. Per ordor Town Committee. Bennington, Vt June 11th, 1834. , Mns. SnAitrK is visiting frionds ln tOWTl. IlEJiitY W. Putnam is oxpeotod to-day to romain for tlio summor. Miss Leohakd of Bath, Mo., is visit ing hor sister, Mrs. E. E. Larraboo, Union Btreot. Mns. M. E. Maes and son, Ilonry, of Weston, is yisiting lior sistor, Mrs. II. L. Stillson. Lutiieb R. Burt has tbo oontraots to xopair and build additions to sovoral ros Sdcnccs in tho villago. The Eaglo Squaro Company have nearly cornploted tbo aildition to tho liospital at tho Horno. Sajiuel B. IIawks returned Saturday from Honroo, La., whero ho has bcon for tho past sovon weeks. Get your wedding cards and inyita tions printcd at tho Bajtneb offlco. So lcct stylcs at modorato prices. OvEHiiArr, your flro hundrod dollar bills Bro. Editors. Thcro is said to bo a dangcrous couuterfcit in circulation. It is cstfmatcd that flf tcon dollars a day ropresont tho avorago amount paid into ffvory saloon in tho United Statos. D. G. Bubt will attond tho ccntcnnial of tho Grand Lodgo, F. and A. M., in tho interest of tho Rutland Ilorald and Bos ton Globe. Hiram Evans of Bennington is visit ing fricnds horo this week. Mr. Evans forrncrly lived in this placo. Hartwell villo Item. Mrs. D. S. Puillips returns to hor homo in Kankakco, 111., this wcck. Sho lcaves her motlior, Mrs. Dr. Mauser, in good hands; WoitK on tho two tonement houses of F. 0. Gravcs on Elm stroot, is boing carried on as fast as possiblo by Cou tractor Liudloy. The "Vermont IIomcBopatbic Mcdical , Society" clected Dr. W. E. Putnam of this villagc, to-memborship at Montpe lier on Juno Gth. The Wilmington Times of Saturday, stated that Mrs. Fred L. Bowen, acconi panied by her son and daughtor, had beon the guests of her sister, Mrs. C. M. Russcll, during tho week. A PAitTY of about twenty from Ben nington took dinncr at tho Vermont Houser Tuesday. Thoy wero on their way to Brattleboro to tho Stato Baptist Sunduy school convention. Wilming ton Times. At tho Mctho'dist churoh Sunday ovon ing, thero woro flvo and six pooplo in eacli pow, tho aislcs and porchVero full, moro thiu six hundred in all, whilo somo thrce hundred and fifty went away un .able to gain admission. Sunday was tho hottest day thus far of tho season. Ono of tho coolcst places in tho villago was tho grovc at tho Sol diers' nomo and it is cstimatcd that at leastCOO peoplo wero on tho grounds during tho afternoon. Wuile Bennington has not suffercd from those Clovcland times as nnich as many other villages, yet tho sigu of "to rent," is to bo seuu moro frequently now than in many years, showing that tho Deinocratic curso is horo as well as elso whcro. Ejio.by S. IIabris has been confirracd and is now U. S. Marshal of .Vermont. Wo aro glad to hoar that tho nomination was so rjromptly fatifled. If wo must havo a Dcmocratio marshal( wo know of no ono wo can moro heartily congratu lato than Mr. Ilarris. Wiien Bishop Butlcr uttered tho mot to: "God doubtlcss could havo mado a bottor berry than thoj strawbcrry, biit doubtlcss ho novor did," tho groat pro lato of Bristol and Durham cxpresscd a neutiment that overyone can now appre ciate, when tho luscious fruit is gotting to bo plenty, flno and cheap. Tiiere is a proposal on foot for tho Board of Hcaltk to hold regular tnonthly meetings, at which the villihto attor'ney will bo presont, to decide questions that aro continually arising, and, also to hcar fluch complaints as raay bo mado. This suggcstion is tho result of oxporionce, and a futuro announcoment will bo mado as to tho times and placo. TnE Campboll and tho Crowtown baso ball clubs had a gamo on tho grounds near Hunt's uppor trrove. Saturday. Tho Campbells won score 14 12. Robert Grcnnan, David Donovan and Poter Greon wero tho battory for tho Cainp bells, and Gcorgo Incson and Cbarles 1'atcliin for tho Crowtown. Tho clubs will play a gamo for $10 on tho Soldiers' 3Iome:grounds, next Saturday after uoon; EBOirtho land of woodcn nutmegs comes tho invontlon of . an automatic hy draulic gallows, so arrauged that whon tho victim steps upon a platform ho sots in motion hydraulio machinery which doesthorcst. Itis to bo tricd fiist on .Tohn Cronin, scntcnccd to bo oxccutcd dn nartford, Conn., Aug. 24tb, and tho President of tho Stato Board of Chari ties, Dr. Tracoy, of Mcridon, objects to this dovico, on the grouud that thcro is nd law compelling a criminal to holp ond his life. i "WnAT shall bo dono with tho Tramp?" asks tho West Randolph Herald and Nows. It says: "This is a qucstibn that is bocoming a soi'ious ono in Vormont. Why not uso thom to build pcrmanent highways? Lot tho next Legislaturo pass a law making itobligatory upon tho shcriffs, polico and other officers to ar rest all tramps. Lot the courts, upon conviction, sontouco them to tho county jail to Tcmain until somo townroadcom missioncrs mako applieation for them to work in gangs of say flvo or moro. Lot tho minimmn sentenco bo thrco months' labor on tho highways, with an addltion al day.'B work for cach day thoy lio in jail. This wonld pay for thoir board. whilo in tho jail. Tho only objection that wo can seo to such a law would be, that tho Stato highways, wo.uld bo im provcd butllttlo; for tho tramps would avoid Vermont as thoy would a plaguc. Nothing makos a hoalthy tramp fool so tlred as doea work." Wrc nnto timtMessrs. BUreoss havo on lercd .thoir horses at tho.IIydevillo racos, to come off Juuo lutu ana um. On tho occftsion last week of tho Bap tist Stato Convention at Brattleboro, Pastor and Mrs. MacKeorgo took tho 6p- portunity to call on frionds ln that vil- lago. Wheelsiex from Williamstown, Hoo sick Falls and North Bennington woro in the villaco Sundav. and sovcral of our local oyclers took runs to noighboring vuiagos. Tiik officers to sorvo for tho next year and to be electod at tho noxt meoting, wero put in nomination by the Father Matthew T. A. B. Socioty, Sunday after noon. Majob Cofi-ey has recontly had placed ln tho largo pond at tho Soldiors' Ilorao. ono hundred trout, somo of thom woighing from one-half to thrco quarters of a ppund. Tiik improyomcnts, otc, to tho Stark hoso house, are nearly complotcd insido. Tho rooms in their now stato will for mally bo opeued with a rccoption by tho company, when all aro finishod. TnE Domocraiio towu committoo havo called a caucus to raeot in tho villago rooms, Friday ovening, tho 15th, to oloot 15 delcgatos and 15 altornatcs to tho Dom ocratio Stato and Distriot conventious. E. C. aud-C. H. Bennett attendod a musical and recoption t;ivon at tho resi denco of J. II. Whipplo, in Manchester Centre, Friday ovening. Both favorcd tho audienco with snlos, which woro well recoived by tho party. Cabds aro out for tho marriago of Miss Emina Jauo Austiu and Mr. John M. Coleman, in St. Pcter'd church, this vil lago, on Wednesday ovening, Juno 20th, at 8 o'clock. Congratulations aro cx tendcd in advanco. Rev. Gmns Bbaislix of Rutland preached very accoptablo sormons in tho Baptist church Sunday, in oxchango with tho pastor, Rev. A. Macgcorgo. ,At 3 o'clock in tho afternoon ho conductcd serviccs at tho Soldiers1 Ilome. On tho life of Mrs. Major W. Potter of Pownal, Emory S. Ilarris, gonoral agont, paid, recently, a policy of 2,000, in tho Old Phaniix Lifo'Insuraneo Company of Hartford, Conn. This compuny pays its losses proniptly and stands third in tho matter of dividend paying companies. Tue church entertainmont undcr tho ausniccs of the Ladies' Aid Socioty of First Baptist church, to havo been givcn at tlio residenco of Mrs. F. L. Bowon on Friday oveuiug of tho prcscnt week, has beon posfponed until two weeks from that time, bccauso of tho Jubileo mcct inir of tho Y. M. C. A. with whieh it secmed to contlict. Last evcniusr tho Mathows & Waltors' select stoek company oponcd a weok's engagoment at tlio Opora IIouso. Thoro was a good audienco and tho play gavo good satisfactiou. To-night tho Danitcs will bo presontcd, and Mastcr Earlo,, tho child artist, who delightcd tho peeplo last ovening, will again appear in now spccialties. The bicyclo races at Illion, N. T., camo off last Saturday, and tho N. Y. Sunday papers containod tho rcsults. Wo aro pldased to noto that J. Elmor Ayros of this village, won tho sccond prizo m tho one-mile nandicap, timo 2.20 8-5. In com petition with professionals tho rccord Mr. Ayres has mado at Renssalear Park and at Illion, is somothing romarkablo for an araatcurin training. Wm. II. Bradfobd and Col. M. S. Col burnof Manchester, who havo been in tho Adirondacks for four weeks, re turned homo Saturday. Thoy had flno sport flshing and hunting in tho Saranac region, cspecially in tho Saranac rivor and m t 1 . mi f J I.- luppcr Iv.iku. iuuy uxpuuuuuuu ijuuu cool weathor a largo portton of tho timo. Tho health of Col. Colburn has material- ly improvcd by tho trip. Tiik Boston Ilorald of Sunday has tho following from Haverhill, Mass: "Tho Kirmcss at tho academy has been tho ovent of tho week, and crowded houses havo witncsscd the pciformances. Tho star of tho week has been little Leila Mc Intyre, a miss that Capt. Eddy discov ered in Bennington, a fow months ago, and who is a musical prodigy. Sho has captured Haverhill audiences as sho did Lawreiice peoplo at tho Elk's Kirmcss thore, aud it is whisporod that several gentlomcn, including Capt. Paino, havo interestcd thomselvcs in hor and intend to provido licr with a musical cducation, in tho expectation of a brilliant carcer." The Insurauco Commissionors of Vor mont, havo issued thoir roport of tho in suranco busiucss. Thoy say: "Tho year has been ono of tho most unfavorablo in tho history of insuranco business, many companies reporting onormous losses iu stcad of a suiplus as in former years." Tho public is cautioned againsc wild-cat orgauizatious that havo no licenso to do business in Vormont, and against othors whoso liconses havo not been rcnowcd. It is an casy matter to ascertaln what rcputable companies aro doing business horo, and it would sccm that no ono nced bo swindlcd by bogus or poor insuranco. CniiiDBLx's Day was duly obsorved at tho Sccond Cougregational and Motlio dist cliurchcs, Sunday. Tho exerciscs both at tho morning and ovening ser viccs wero quito intoresting and tho at tenda,nco was largo. In tho formor at tho morning servico. thcro wero 17 bap tisms, a sermon to tho young, and pro scntatiou of bibles to 11 mombors of tho Sunday school. In tho ovening thcro wero Sunday school doncerts in both cliurchcs, 'tho primary dopartments tak ing lcadihg parts, ana at tho Mothodist church Miss Audria Bowon yery nifcoly sanc Millard's "Ato Maria." Tho churches wero handsomoly docorated with daisies, ferns plants and shields, inscriptions, ctc.. and luokod verv invit- ing. Childron's Day is becoming quilo an intoresting occurrenco each year in many of tho dcuominations in tho land. - Tue Dr. Webb coaching party, who attracted so much attcntion Friday noon, rcached Shelburne Farms, its dcstina tiou, Saturday afternoon, at 5.55, flvo minutcs alicad of schcdulo timo. It is a ropudiation of tho slander tbat Vormont has oxecrablo roads, that tho timo of nearly ten milcs.an hour was mado with four horses, drawing tho heavy coach "Pioneor," one-half as heavy again as ono of tho modern build. Timo was mado along tho Hudson Rivor, but when tho highway from Troy to Hoosick was rcached, tho party foll behind tho sched ulo. Tho rpads wero good, howovor, from Hoosick into Bennington, and somo of the lost timo was mado up, but still they wero 18 minutes behind. Tho roads bctweou horo and Rutland, notwithstand i'ng tho increased distanco to 00 milcs per day from 83, enablcd thom to mako up lost timo and gain 20 minutes, tho result at Shclburno boing that givon aboyo. Tho trip has attracted much at tcntion in coaching circlcs in Europo as well as In this country, many bolioving that tho 310 milcs from Now York to Sholburno could not bo covcred in schcdulo timo. This result is all tho moro gratifying, bocauso tho orronoous improssion of American highways abroad, will bo dissipatod, and wo now ask tho orethron of tho prcss to stop h'owling about our highways being poor, and go to work and get pooplo to como hero to onjoy tho ologant drlvos the "na tives" havo always had. Tins ovenlnt: thoro 1b a sDccial com- municatitfn of Mt. ' Antbony. Lodgo of Masons lor tue purposo ot mstaiimg its oilicors. Miss Babwet 'Habwood and Miss Frances Coleman, left town on tho 8th, inst., for San Francisco. Miss Harwood will romain in California for BOTeral months. ? Mits. L. M. Hoi.TON8tartod Sunday for Hillsdale. Y., callea tuero by tho ill noss of her' son-in-law, the Jtov. C. C. Cook. who is slck with appendicitis. Mr. Cook's many fricnds hero will hopo for nis recovory from tnts uangerous oom plaint. ' r TnunsnAYnoxt will bo tho anniver sary of tho adoption of tho Stars aud Strlnes. It has bcon succosted that tho day bo obsorved by ovorybody in tho dis- Elay of tho American liag covorlng uildings with tho National colors. An oxcollont suggcstion. The meoting of Mansor Encampraont in Odd Fellows' hall, last ovening, was marked by tho cohfofring of tho Goldon Rulo and Royal Purplo dcgrees upon two candidatcs from Pownal. Tho cncamp mont is in splendid working ordor undor M. E. Watson, tho prosiding olUcor. Dye Mulfobd of Williamstown.Mass., an cmgloyo in tho mill of Holden, Loon ard & Cdmpauy, whilo working with a part of tho machinery known as tho shears,had tho first and second fingors cut off at tho flrst joint, Monday aftornoon. Dr. Putnam .ittonded it doing up tho sovered mombers. Boys havo begun tho practico of bath ing in tho rivor near tho railroad bridgo, just north of tho SoldiorsJ Homo cross ing. Yestorday, sovcral of them stood on tho bank in a porfcctly nude stato is tho trains passcd. This should lo stoppcd by tho authorities, or tho boys mado to chango thoir bathing placcs. Lisrof lotters advortised in tho Post offlco at Bennington for tho week ond ing Juno 11th, 1894: R. N. Bragg, Gco. Dcnlo, Charloy Ilanson, Jaracs Holt, Miss Anna Ruohl, Evelyn A. Williamson. Theso lotters will bo sont to tho Doad Lotter Oflico Juno 2oth, if not dollvercd boforo. In calling pleaso say "advor tised," giving dato of list. Thebe will bo a "rally" of tho Junior braneh of tho W. B. F. M. Socioty at tho First Baptist Church, Thursday ovoning at 7:30 o'clock. Miss Elwin, a returned missiouarv from Burmah. is oxncctcd to addrcss tho mectiug. Arrangemonts will bo mado to entcrtain all coming from a distanco. Young peoplo, gencrally, aro invitcd. The alarm of flro this noon, from box 29, was caused by a blazo in tho roof of depoc. Tho wood-burning locbmotivo, drawing tho 11:30 traiu in on tho loba- non Sprincs railroad, probablv sot tho flro by, a ilying spark. A fow pails of water put out tlio flro and tho dopartment was not nccded. Wo camo this near to a now dopot, howover. Tiie local delecation to tho Masonic Grand Bodies at Burlington, this weok, consists of G. B. Sibloy, who rcprosonts tlio ScottishRito and tho Council; E. L. Batcs, to tho Commandery; E. D. Bcn nott, J. M. Burt and C. H. Mason, tho Grand Lodgo; J. T. Shurtleff tho Chap ter. A numbor of others will propably go up to bo prcscnt at tho Ccntcnnial ox- ercises to-morrow aiternoon auu ovon ing. Tiie Good Tomplars' entertainmont Wedncsday ovening will havo tho attrac tion of Miss Ilopkins, tho elocutionist from tho Boston school of oratory, now stopping with C. D. Gibson's people, and thero will bo a musical and litcrary programmo as noted last Friday, but tlio urama ny tno rownai peoplo is an error, they aro not coming. Miss Hdp kins is from San Francisco, California, and is an elocutionist of much prbmiso. This will bo hor flrst appearanco boforo a Bennington "hudionco aud lio- will bo woll recoived. The truth of tho matter is "Editor Livincston" is out of his depth iri argu ing Doputy Martin's caso. liannef, May 25. "Editor Liviugstou's" answor: If "Editor Eivinc8ton" and his follow- ors. who havo fought Mr. Davis for tlio last flvo years, havo ono fact that roflects -upon him as a man or tcachcr they should produco it lianner, Juno 5. "isuitor ijivingston's" answer: "iiut lot it bo undcrstood that tho Roformer makcs no chargcs no accusations." By tho way, how would a sliort chaptcr on tho happenings in tho Defamer oflico and "Editor Livingston's" homo, oecur ring in tho month of May, 1893, rcad ? The Hon. II. G. Root has orderod as a gif t from him to 0th Corps Post, G. A. R., a "Momorial Rccord" tlio samo as has been givon or ordored for 28 differont Poste in tho dopartment. It wasaccopt od and a very nico rosolutiou of thauks passed. Tho last Post to recoivo ono was Roberts Post of Rutland. Tho book, which is a handsomo spccimon of tho printcr's and cngraver's art, contains pagos for a history of tho Post; a pago for tho m'ilitary rccord of each comrado is given, and a pago for tho rccord of such coraradcs as do not belong to tho Post, aud opportunlty for the presorva tion of valuablo history pertaining to tho war and othor data. Thus far all tho volumes distributcd in this Stato, havo beon prescnted by p'crsons not in oithcr tho army or navy during tho lato war. Tho prico of tho book is $100 to 125 and it forms a valuablo portion of thorocords of a Post. It is dcsigncd that af tor a post goos out of existonco, to havo tho work presented to tho town library or dopositcd in tho town archivcs. Amoug tho Posts in tho Stato to havo ono aro J. B. Crandall of Barre; EcT. H. Bostwick of Underhill, presented by tho Roliof Corps and citizens;. Post 10 of Cam bridge, presented by flvo of the oldest citizons in tho villago, ono of thom 89 yoars of ago. and who had seven ncphows in tho rebellion; E. J. Ormsby Post, Brandon, prcsontod by Miss Emma Dana IIowo in momory of hor husband, John Howe; Wm. P. Russoll Post of Middle bury by Ex-Govornor John W. Stowart; A. R. Hulburt Post, St Albans, presont cd by E. O. Smith in memory of his fatkor, John Gregory Smith; J. W. War nor Post, Morrisville, by Hon. H. Ilonry Powors; Stannard Post, Burlington, by Mayor Wm. J. Van Patton; E. Dilllng ham Post, Waterbury, presented by Ed-, ward Wells, Burlington; H. H. Smith Post, Stowe, by Goorgo Wilkins; Brooks Post, Montpolior, Ilomor W. Eaton; Daniel Lilly Post, Bothol, Mary E. Har rlngton: Sedgowick Post, Brattleboro, Gov. Levi K. Fullor: Chamborlaln St. Johrsbury, Col. Franklin Fair banks; Baxter Post, Newport, C. A. Proutv; Colonol Proston Post, Wells Rivor, Erastus Baldwin ; nonry Post, Chester, P. H. Robbins; O. C. Howard Post, Ludlow, J. S. Gill; Col. W. H. Groonwood Post, Putney, Mrs. Eva D. Groonwood; Jamos Post, Spring fiold, Adnah Brown Roborts Post, Rut land, John W. Cramton; Aaron Kcclor Post, nydo Park, O. S. Pago; Old Brigado Post, Johnson, Robt. C. Christio; Ells worth Post, Hardwick, Malvona,E. Judo vino, in momory of hor husband; M. Wllllams Post, Bakorsflold, Lorotto H. Brown. in momory of her father; Lyn donville Post, by a woman friend; Skin nor Post, Manchester, by' Frank 0. Orvis. The Junior Y. P. S. C. E. of the Sec ond Congrogational church woro servod with ico crcam and cako in the chanel. Monday ovoning, instead.of holding tho. reguiar rocoung. The four-yoar-old coldinir "F. A. O." owned by Frank A. Qnigloy of Hoosick raus, n. i., wnicn tooK sccond monoy on tho track at North Bonnintrton in tho 2:50 classlast wcok, has boen purchascd oy ox-ruayor J. wuotan ot Troy, N. Y., for 400. The closing oxorciscs at Tomplo Grovo somtnary, aaratoga, js. X., will tako placo this week. Tho principal, Rov. Dr. C. F. Dowd, delivorcd tho bac calaureato sermon to tho graduatcs Sun day ovoning. Miss Alico Gibson, 'daugh tor of I. E. Gibson, of this villago, heads tho list of graduates. Chabi,i!8S. Matteson died at hia homo in Now Centrovillo, Oswego coun ty, N. Y., Juno 3d. Ho was a former rosident of this placo and was tho father of Mrs. Charlcs Adams, with whom ho and his wifo' spont tho winter of 02-03. Mr. Matteson was m his 77th yoar, and is survivcd by oight children, his wifo having diod in July,.1893. The bridgo ovor tho guttor on tho south sido of Grand Viow stroet, whoro it crosscs, is in a disgracoful condition and has beon so for months. Tho plank or old boards that composo it aro not safo oven for childron. Yestor day a ohlld went through, and it was a wonder that its leg was not brokon. Somebody will havo damagcs to pay if tho placo is not flxcd. The Troy Press of last night, editor ally says: "W6congratulato tho villago. of Mcchanlcvillo on its prospority. Liko Bennington, Ballston and soveral other villages in this scction, Mcchanicvillo has had littlo causo for comnlaint dur ing tho season of deprcssion fn business. Everythinj' in that thriving villago is booming this summer. Now hands aro boing givon omploymont ovory day, and sovoral iuportant aclditions to tho capao ity of somo of tho manufacturing plants located thcro havo been mado or are now in progross. Many now rcsidenccs aro boing constructcd. On all sidos aro vis iblo signs of groat prospority. Success toMcchaniexillol" A tabty of flfteon of tho mombers of tho Baptist church of this villane attend od tho Vt. Baptist Sunday School Con vention, iiciu at .brattleboro last week; tho convoyanco was tho Mt Anthonv wagon, drawn by four horses, Luko Van derberg as drivor. Tho weathor was por fcctly adapted to tho purposo and tho drivo ovcr tho mountain in ovory way do lightful, All the arrangomonts for tho comfort of tho party had beon mado by Pastor Macgeorgo, who, with Mrs. Mac gcorgo, wout by rail, thus arrlving first A pleasant cottago was oponcd for tho reception ot tno party ana given entirely for thoir uso, whcro Mr. and Mrs. Mac- gcorg) wclcomed thom, and oyery ar raugemcnt for thoir pleasuro was alrcady amply providcd. 1 Tho dnlegation attend ed ovory scssion of tho convention, which was full of interest, over four hundred from our own and other states being pres cnt. Among tho speakcrs wero Dr. Lor rimor, of Boston, Dr. Judson of Now York, J. N. Earlo of Philadolphia, Bos ton W. Smith (Uncle Boston), tho foun der of tho chapel car missionary movo ment. Pastor Maccoorco. who is also Stato ovangolist, was among tho speakers. tho natural bcauty of Brattleboro, tho bountif ul hospitility of thoir kind ontor taincrs, Mr. and Mrs. Gcorgo -E. Crowoll, whoso beautif ul homo is ono of tho crown- ing fcaturcs of their pleasant villago. They All have to Take It Even the Father of His Country. , Juno 11th, 1804. Messrs. Pierce & Co. : Ploaso flno on- closed 10 cents. Scnd mo tho Banneb. Pleaso oxcuso for not sonding for it bo foro. .Geoboe Washington. Two Old Militia Commissions. Thcro lios boforo its as wo writo two documcnts that aro hoir-looms in do sccndants of tho Huntington family of Shaftsbury. Through tho courtcsy of Juuco Uarnov tlioy navo been loanou us long cnough to writo this notico. Asido from tno cliaracter ot tlio uocumonts, tho indorsemcnts thcreon will bo of pub lic interest. Theso commissions wero issued to Jacob G. Huntington. Ono is that of a captain's commission "in tho Light Infantry Company of 1st Regi raent, flrst Brigado and Sccond Divis ion," dated at Montpelier, tho 20th day of April, 1822, signcd by Rlchard Skin ncr, governor. Tho other is a commis sion as lioutenent-colonel in tho samo regimont, brigado and division, dated Novombcr 25th, 182S, and signcd by Sam uel C. Crafts, governor. Tho, lattor, al so, has auhonorablo dischargo cndorsod thcreon. Tho captain's commission has tho following oath of loyalty ondorsed on its back: "I Jacob Huntington do solomnly swoar that I will bo truo and faithful to tho Stato of Vermont, and that I will not, dircctly or indirectly, do any act or thing prejadlcial to tho constitution or governmont as ostiblishcd by conven tion. So holp mo God. (Signcd) "Jacob G. Hutitington? "I do also swoar that I will support tho constitution of tho United States. (Signed) "Jacob G. Huntington." This is subscribcd and sworn to boforo Samuol CrobS, brigadior-Gonoral. Tho oath of loyalty cndorsod on tlio lioutenant-colonol's commission, is sworn to boforo Honry Robinson, briga-dior-genoral, and contains tho words: "So help mo God," following the clauso to support tho constitution of tho United States, as woll as that of tho Stato of Vormont, or "governmont as cstablishcd by convention." Tho ondorsoment of tho highor com mission, adds a word that is quito sig niflcant: "or governmont establishod by convention thoreof." Supposo tho Stato had scccdcd in 1828, would not tho con vention passing tho act of soparation havo takcn tho militia with them? County Court. MANcnESTEB, Vt, Juno 11th, 1894. Tho jury gavo thoir verdict inClomons vs. Clemons in favor of Louiso to tho amount of S3.QS0.C0. In Bcnedict vs. Lawronco verdict for tho plaintlff. Tho caso of Kolloy vs Blair is now on, will tako all day Tuesday. This is to ro cavor damagcs dono to tho plaiutiff's son about two years aEO. Tho boy whilo at play in Arlington villago with a numbor of his matcs, was run over by tho do fondant whilo drivinz througn tho vil lage, broakjng tho boy's log jnd othor wis'j injuring him. Hon. Jaracs K. Batohcldc'r, C. n. Mason and J. G. Martin aro counoil for tho plaintlff and Hon. J. L. Martin and 0. M. Barber appear for tho dofenso. A Hint to Advertisers. Tho prosont circulation of tho Sbmi Weekiy Banneb in Bennington, oxclu slvo of tho salos at tho offlco of publica tion, is as follows: Bennington Postoflico, 400 copios. "Bennington Contor, 37 North Bennington, 112 , " Total, 530 FISHING AMONG THE THOUSAND ISDAJfDS. Tho passenger dopartment of tho Now York Central & Hudson River Railroad, has just issuod Volumo No. 15 of tho Four Track scrios, cntitled "Fishing Among tho Theusaogtjslands." This is ono of tho most comploto of tho summor resort books issuod by this company; is printcd on flno papor and profusoly il lustratod. A gonoral map of tho Thou sand Island distrlct, also local maps showing the haunts of tho differont vari otios of flsh and hints on "How to Got 'Em" aro among its foaturcs, togothor with a .dcscription of tho Btylo ano: kind of tacklo and bait bcst suited to tho vari ous varieties. This pamphlot will bo mailed to any addrcssiipon rocelpt of twolro cents in postago stamps, by F. C Wolfo, Gonoral Agont, N. Y. C. & H. R. R. II., Albany, HOW'S THISI Wo offer Ono Hundred Dollars Rowad for any caso of Catarrah that cannot bo curcd py Hall's Catarrah Curo. F. J. Chcnoy & Co Props. Tolodo, O. Wo tho undorsitrncd. havo lcnown F. J. .Chonoy for tho last 15 yoars, and boliovo nim penecuy nouorauio in all business transactions and financially ablo to carry out any obligation mado by thoir firm. West & and Truax, Wholcsalo Druggists, Toledo, O. Walding, Kinnah & Marvin. Wholcsalo Druggists, Toledo, O.- Hall's Catarrah Curo is taken intornal ly, aoting dircctly upon tho blood and raucous surfacos of the systom. Prico, 75c. per bottie. Sold by all Druggiats. Tcstlmonials free. AnUnnatural Alliance. A Saratoga, N. Y., dospatch of tho Oth says: "A wcdding colebratcd ln this villago recently has just como. to light and illled overy ono with disgust. Tlio wedding occured in tho Africarl M. E. Zion church. Tho brido was a whito woman, a boautiful blondo of 20, and tho bridegroom a dusky son of Africa. At tho timo tho lattor was well known, but tho idcntitv of tho brido was unknown. Now it has come to light that tho brido is uo utuer man juiss jennio Mayo oi Middlesex, Vt. Sho mot her sablo swain whilo sho was staying at Congrcss Hall last summor whoro ho was employed as a portcr. Sho ran away from homo last Wednesdav and. ioinimr tho bridcirroom- clect whoso namo was Strong, thoy ap pcarcd in tho church and wero marricd as aforosaid by tho Rov. P. H. Williams, who supposed, ho says, tl-at thoy might havo met in tho Bormudas. Tho witnessea wero all colorod. Tho paronts of tho brido aro pooplo of woalth and cul turo. They know nothing of tho unnat ural allianco and whon told of it by a nowspaper correspoudcut woro heart brokon with grief aud shamo." "Tnriff rnfnrm" 1r nrnvin(T flin wnwt Jonah which tho Dcinocpotio party was ovor afllictcd with. And, what with slavftrv nnit tlin rnar.. it hn Rtnnrnd along with somo protty tough ones. If you are troubled 'wlthS! BOILS, PIMPLES, ULCERSor SORES trnnr Wnr1 1 haA. A fpw hnttlft of S. S. S.wiU nll lm. wthoroughly cleanse the system.removeaH im JlpurUies and build you up. All marmer oi blem CLEARED AWAY ?bv its use. It is the best blood remedy on earth.J $Thousands who hae usea n say so. , t !S Mtf LltKxl was badlv tolsoned Ust vear. which eot mr lu.t.1 u.t.m n. nfnrHulitfltn! Aml a mnitlnt SOUrCC oi tunenng no appcme, nocnjoymcni i mc. iwuwinwr BrT7TrraM Droucni rac ngni oui. i c w w (Treatise on blood and skin diseases raalled free-? SWItT Sl'liUIFIu ut;., Atianta.ua. THOMPSON'S STEAM LAUNDRY. BEST WORK DONE AT REASONABLE PRICES. D, A, THOMPSON & SON, 713 NAGT STREET, BENNINGTON. THE ONLY PLACE IN TOWN To cet Fresh Frnits end Vegetables 1d their season la at the Empotlura of JOIIN H. LAWLOR, BmS JiAlN ST.. BENNINGTON. t5J""A car load Just unloaded this morning. JgJSTATE OF AUDRIA M. CARPENTER. Will Presented, Rtate or Veiiiiokt, I Distrlct of Bennington, t " In Probate Court. held at Probate Offlce In Bcn nlngton, ln sald Distrlct, on tho 11th day of June, A.D. 1894. fresent, John V. Carney, Jndgo. An Instrument purporting to bo the lastwill and' tostaraent or Auana JM.uarpenter.iate ot i-ownai ln sald dlstnct, decoased, being presented by Blackman E. Broirncll, tho cxecutor thereln named for probate, lt ls ordered by said court that all persons concerned tbereln be notlGcd to appear at a sesslon thereof, to be held at tho Pro. bate offlco ln Bennington, ln sald distrlct, on tbo 27th day of June, A. D., 1894, at 10 o'clock lntheforenoon, and show cause.if any they havo against the probate of sald wlllrfor which pur poso lt IsTf urlher orderod, that this ordcr bo pub llshed thrco weelcs successlvely ln the Bennig ton BiNNEna newspapcr prlnted at Bennlninji ton ln this State previous tosald timo ef heanng. By the Court. Attest, 13 X JCUN V. CAItNEY. Judge. SPECIAL NOTICE A nlce, well-flltted storo t'o rent In American IIouso BlocU, on and aftcr Juno 1st, 1894, Inqulre at American IIouso, Mi C. IIEALY. 9tf T.P TENEMENTtorentonllallstrcet. Inqulre ot II. D. HALL, 0T-F 10 RENT A small tenement house. Inqulre E.S. UARRIS. 60U TO BENT A deslrable tenomtnt to rent on the corner of South and Weeks strcets. Inqulre S.L.JEWETT. 5I-F iO RENT Two or threo flne tenemtnts, with X modern improvementSi eicctno ugutStBieara heat, bath room, etc Apply to S. II. ROCK WOOD, 230 Unlon street. Ttf TO EENT Sereral deslrable tenements. Pos JIAAV&D 6'Ta lmmeJlaitel3r WILLIAME CrV Is Essential lU0OO HEALTH.f w - You cannot ifc ljSJ.li is'Impure.I IBISWlTffl? your good looks, for a becoming hat must 1 shape and hrlght ln harmony to sult your xnestyieand kind ot hat you need found in our stock, whcther lt be a SOFT, STIF STEAW, and tle prices, they are rlght tco, as yoa will see If you come and try them, and whlleyou are here take a look at the YACHT CAPS! As they are what yon will want, as eterybody ls. wearlng'them. SHIRTS For summer, did you say f Wehaveanlco llno of toft laundered shlrts with collars and cuffs at tached, or scparate, jnst as you prefcr; also, a large llno of chevlot and working shlrts, from 25. cents to $1.00. Now that the warm days kavo come don't for getus when you want Summer Merino and Bal brlgganJUndershlrts and Drawers. CLOTHIERS AND FURNISHERS, 447 & 45l'lVlAIN STREET, BENNINGTON, VT. AN ORIENTAL IDEA ! A Tery senslble one, too. The furnishlngs ond gcneral beautlfylng of the verandas. Sidari Porch Shades. Are one of the very numerous lnvent!on3 of the Inlmltable Jap. Tlmy are superlor as a protec tion from the sun, giving much better ventilatlOD at a fraeUon of the cost of an unsightly awnlng. Sce them ln Carpet Department. Cqcoa & Napier Mattmgs In tho correct wldths for piazzas. Theost iio, jucayaru. Bamboo Portiers Are Tery cool and'styliVh. Nothing nlccr for a summcr curtain., -You witVflnd them at our Cur- tain Department. S- Japanese Sraw iats and Jute Rugs 7 Are unusually deslrable this season. Btyllsl. 'artistic, light, easlly.cleaned and dccidedly llnex- penslrc. we nave tncm in au mo pruyer tuea. , Hammocks In Mexican and woven plaln, frlnged or vol ence. Fullslzo Uexlcan, extra strong, at 75.. CENTS. ptfYSDALE&SON BENNINGTON. Thetao! T