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THE BRATTLEBORO REFORMER, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1909 In New Hampshire HINSDALE. INTERESTING RECOLLECTIONS. Those of Venerable Warron B. Spencor of Historical Value. Warren !. Spencer celebrated his 92d hiilhdav Nov. 10. the event being the oe casioii (if inaiiv visits from his rt-lutivoa and friends, who culled to oiler congratulations to the venerable gentleman. Among the very oldest people in 1 1 iusilale probably there in not one who surpasses -Mr. Speii eer in the retention of faculties, llisinem orv is extremely clour and lie fun relate (In. lwist history of the town in n truly in cresting manner, lie is in perfeot health nml is an exceptionally strong walker, 1)0 inir a familiar (inure on Hinsdale's streets. Air. Silencer was born in Westminster Vt Nov. 10, 1H17, find for the past 90 years has lived in this town, uuring uie greater part of this time he wan in the lumber business, and after retiring he car ried on his farm on the Chesterfield road, where he still resides with lus son, Burton Silencer. In 1N-IS ITe married in Boston Aliuj lliirriet. Whitnev. who died in 1878 To this union eight 'children were born, seven of whom are living. One daughter, Ahs. f!. II. II. Lanizil e. and one son, Jiur ton Spencer, live in this town. Jle was married March '1st. 1881, to Mrs. JMartlm Smith of this town, who died Nov. 1, mm. Mr. Snencer bus 28 grandchildren unrl three iTiciit in andchildrcn. One of the most noteworthy features of Air. Spencer's life is bis interesting manu script on J'.arlv Itocolleeiions oi j mistime, written entirely by himself in 1003 and imhlished iii booklet form. A careful 1.ITHKII1 nf tin's booklet is well worth any body's time because therein is a complete history of the town of Hinsdale, and sev eral interesting incidents which have es caped other historians are delightfully nar rated, ft might be well to mention a few r,f ilio mnl interest incr narts of bis Karly ltccollections. lie tells us that the first church in Hinsdale was built on the Ide farm, now owned bv Mrs. Cynthia Dix A second church was built in 1S00 on Meet ing-house Hill opposite I t. Ji. Streeter s. The next year the Checkered House, one of the most famous taverns in its day, was ' . I t h . - siV- WABRENT B. SPENCER built. This building was destroyed by fire in 1901. Among the keepers of this tav ern were .Maior J'.vans, .Dickinson, Itomn son, Men-ill Adams, Cant. John Brown, Barrett, Hinds, Butler, Doolittle and Alexander. The census of 1820 gave Hins dale a population of 890. Between Meet ing-house Hill and Ashuelot there were only the houses of Dr. C. A. Gray, Nat Sanger, W. J. Bailey (Charles A. Dana's birthplace), Rose house, the null boarding house, Merrill house, Dr. Fay's house, Miller houye, where the town hall now stands, and the Samuel Spencer house. The postofhee building was erected in 181b, From 1825-1830 the principal means of ob taining ready money was through the sale of rye and corn to the Nortbtield, Mass., distilleries, and for many years after through the Spencer Lumber company. which marketed its lumber by the way of the Connecticut river. The Northlield dis tilleries were closed in 1832. Gen. Arad Hunt, who died in 1825, held titles to "" nearly two-thirds of the whole township. Among the prominent citizens of those days were Messrs. lay lor, MiattucK, teD bins, Wright, Barrett, Todd, Doolittle, Slate, Spencer, Davenport, Horton, Evans, Wellman, Stearns, Smith, and Capt. Otis Doolittle. Canal street and vicinity was then a rye held and later a pasture to and from which Mr. Spencer drove cows when a boy. Two farms occupied most of the hind where the present village now lies. A highway was built to Ashuelot in 1824. The canal was built in 1828, its outlet be ing then near the stone blacksmith shop. Pliny Merrill's shop, on the present site of the Granite State Mowing Machine com pany's shop, was built in 1832, and was first to use water from the canal. Hol man's machine shop was erected in 1835 as a pail shop and the foundry was begun in 1836. The paper-making business was started by Hinds & Newman about 1845. The mill being burned, the Robertsons took the business and lost t lie mill by fire in 18(12, but rebuilt larger and another mill was added in lower Ashuelot. Two of the Robertson brothers, John and Edwin, built a paper mill in 1855, "where the Bright wood mill now stands," which was burned in July, 18(10, and rebuilt by Ansel Dickinson for a lumber mill and later sold to 1'isk & Hopkins. As early as 1800 cloth ing works were established on the present site of the Haile & Frost mill. The Con gregational church was bunt in 18.50 oy tne Congregational society, which had been displaced in the old meeting house on the bill by the .Universalists who, took posses sion one June morniug in 1834 at daybreak. The "Recollections" then go on giving an accurate summary of the principal dwellings and other buildings and the time of their construction, also noting histori cal events accurately. All through the first part of the "Recollections" are found interesting little stories about disputes among men where courts were almost un known, and where all disputes were set tled definitely on the spot. Raising Money for New Industry. A large number of citizens gathered in the town hall last Saturday evening for the purpose of again considering the sub ject of inducing a new industry to locate here, and so much interest was manifested bv those in attendance that the mill own ers decided to canvass for the required sum of money needed, namely, $25,000. The canvass wats begun early this week, but the demand for stock has not yet been what was anticipated. However, the canvassers are quite certain that all the stock offered for sale will be purchased. Two head men from the automobile factory were here it- urday and gave extremely satisfactory dem onstrations with their car. Ihe engine, which is air-cooled, was the special object of the tests and proved satisfactory beyond expectations. There seems to be no ques tion in the minds of the promoters as to the success of the industry should the en terprise locate here. to his home in Bright wood, Mass., Tues day. Miss Doris Cantlin visited over Sunday in West Swanzey. Mrs. Grillin of Ashuelot visited Hinsdale friends Saturday. M. S. Mann spent Friday with J. O. Nichols in Wilton. . Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Wellington visited in Nashua over Sunday. , Miss Hazel Roberts visited briefly in Springfield last week. Charles Bigelow of Boston was in town several days last week. Miss Mamie Coll was at 1iome from Kccne to spend Sunday. William Bergeron and family moved to Orange, Mass., this ween Mrs. Mae Leach goes to Keene Saturday to spend Thanksgiving weeK. Mrs. Gertrude Washburn of Bethel, Vt is visiting Hinsdale relatives. Mrs. Fred Watson and Mrs. Slate of Xortlifield visited here Friday. Mrs. Lizzie Dickinson of Winchester vis ited in town one day last week. Leon King of Waverly, Mass., was Sunday guest at W. W. King's. Frank Lamb of Bellows Falls visited at his home here one day last week. Wvm) Pnllev has moved into Mrs. Wor den's Canal street house this week: John Raleigh and Michael Dempsey wen at home trom Nashua over ounaay. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Keyou were pringlield, Mass., one day last week. Mrs. J. II. Watson is entertaining her mother, Mrs. Holden, of Guiltord, Vt. Miss Christina Brieham of Wilmington Vt., recently visited at Ji. J. .temple s. Mrs. W. S. Kimball and daughter, Helen Martha,- spent Saturday in Springfield Mrs. Charles W. Safford entertained th L. S. C.'s at her home last inday evening, Miss Hazel Roberts and Miss Florence Field went to Boston today tor a tew days visit, Mr. and Mrs. James Sarsfield of West Swanzey visited in town the last ot tlie week. Mrs. Nellie Worden goes tomorrow for weeks visit 111 Newton aim ivesiuoiu. Mass. Enu-i'iie Morin of Windsor Locks is vis iting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. inancs Morin. Cnrh'toii Bronson and Roger Holland were at home from Readsboro, Vt., over Sunday. Severn 1 from here attended the produc tion of The Thief in Brattleboro Tuesday evening. Clifford Pa rev' went to his home in Wall ingford, Vt., today for the Thanksgiving vacation. Walter Barlow of Gardner. Mass.. was a guest ot .Mr. and Mrs. U. Ji. Uramer lues dav ot this weeK, i7rs. J. M. Lamb went to Bethel, Vt. Friday for a visit with her daughter, Mrs S. II. Richards, jr, Mrs. John O'Brien of Bernardston Mass., was a guest at James O JJnen s a few days last week. Prof. E. I. Bartlett left today for Wor ester, Mass., where he will spend the Thanksgiving vacation Miss Starr and Miss Ethel Goodell of Brattleboro were guests of Miss Minerva Burroughs the last ot the week Mrs. Burton Spencer and children re turned Saturday from a several weeks visit with relatives in New York Miss Nellie Boorn and Mr. Williams of Springfield spent Sunday with Miss Boom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. unaries isoorn. Mrs. J. G. Snow and two children went to Dorchester. Mass.. Thursday, where they will remain until after Thanksgiving. A party of young people from this town attended a surprise party which was given Miss Bethania Davis in Winchester last Friday evening. Rev. Mayo Bradley of Spencer, Mass., will supply' the Universalist pulpit in the absence of Rev. James R. Weakley, who is to preach in Metliuen, Mass. A union Thanksgiving service will be held in the Congregational church next Thursday morning at 10.30 o'clock. The sermon will be preached by Rev. James R. Weakley Court Ashuelot, No. 18, F. of A., will hold its annual Thanksgiving Dan in J-or-esters' hall. Wednesday evening. Nov. 24, Music bv Lvman's orchestra. Dancing from 8 until 1. Rev. M. S. Ilartwell of the Congrega tional church will preach upon the sub jects, What is it to be Born of the Spirit? in the morning at 10.45, and A Gospel Mes sage at 6.30 in the evening. Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Robertson gave a very enjoyable dinner party Thursday eve ning of last week to the party of this town who with them enjoyed the tourists' trip to Washington and Gettysburg. The Ladies' Missionary society will hold its annual thank offering meeting next Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Mrs. C. E. Savage: This offering is used for the support of the society's native worker m Salara, Jndia. Monday was Mrs. Julia W. Jones's 91st birthday anniversary, and many of her friends and neighbors called to offer con gratulations during the day. Mrs. Jones still retains her excellent health and is always delighted to receive visitors. Universalist church announcements In the absence of the pastor, Kev. dames U. Wcaklev, the pulpit will be supplied next Sunday morning. The topic of the V. P. C. U. meeting will be How Shall We Fos ter the Consciousness of the Divine Presence? T!:illv dav was observed in the Univer salist church last Sunday with special ser vices. In the morning the Sunday school had charge of the services and gave a very enjoyable concert. A large attendance was present. In the evening Kev. t. Sj. Leavitt of Bellows Falls, Vt., gave an exceedingly interesting discourse upOn the mportaiice ot Sunday school worn and tne duty of tjie parents towards their children in relation to the church and Sunday lool. Mr. Leavitt is an experienced and INJUNCTION STOPS WORK. (Continued from Pago Ono.) Hill Reservoir company and Sunset Lake Water company which he understands have been absorbed by the Brattleboro Water Works company. The orator ue lieves that it will require 240,000,000 gal lons of water to fill the new Pleasant val ley reservoir and that several weeks will be required, to collect that amount of wa ter and that when the reservoir has been once lilted and the water is taken from it in a 10-inch pipe the supply of water for his mill will be inadequate. The orator further avers that diverting the Water from Whetstone brook will materially af fect the water supply at his dam and mid and injure the business of his mill, cause nililHinim! expense and depreciation, and eventually prevent any water from (lowing down Whetstone brook, which would cause him irreparable injury. The orator avers that he has been in formed that the defendant Crowell in tends to store water in Pleasant Valley reservoir and in so doing to entirely divert the waters of Whetstone brook from the orator's mill. The orator avers that he has called upon Mr. Crowell to desist from using the water of Pleasant Valley brook but that the defendant insists upon his right to construct such a dam as has been constructed. The orator avers that since Sept. 1, 1907, the natural flow of water in Pleasant Valley brook has been diverted and that on such account his grist mill and wood working establishment have been idle for long periods of time. The orator avers that he cannot receive ade quate relief or damage except in a court of equity and prays that an injunction be issued. Judge Hall granted the restraining order several days ago which enjoins the de fendants from lessening or diverting in any way the natural How of water in Pleas ant valley or Meadow brook, as it flowed prior to the taking of any water therefrom by the defendants, or from doing anything to lessen and reduce the natural flow of water into Whetstone brook or from inter fering in any way with the rights of the orator in the water ot said brook during the pendency of the proceedings before the court. At the same time as Judge Hall issued the restraining order prayed tor by Mr. Kniirht he made exactly the same order in reply to the bill of complaint filed by Frank O. Carpenter of Brattleboro, who avers that bv reason of the operations of the same defendants named in Mr knight s bill of complaint he has suffered wrongs and grievances, following a de scription of a hundred-acre tract lying ad jacent to and upon Pleasant valley or Meadow brook upon winch the orator al leges there are 5,000 feet of timber ready to lie cut he avers that he intends to util ize a water power upon the brook running through his property for the purpose of sawing and otherwise putting such timber into shape for market. Mr. Carpenter avers that the injunction secured by Mr, Vinton against the Chestnut Hill Reser voir company is perpetual. He further avers that while the Pleasant Valley res ervoir is filling his water power will be depreciated and that eventually tne opera Hons of the defendant Crowell will pre vent any w-ater from flowing through the lands of the orator. He alleges that the fendant's spillway at the Pleasant Val lev dam is so situated as to cause the wajte water from the reservoir to now upon the orator's land, The' orator fears that water so thrown upon his land will greatly injure it by cutting a new channel and doing other aun great uamage to iiw nmnertv. In addition to praying that the defendant be restrained in the same manner as prayed for by the orator, Knight. Mr. Carpenter asks that the de fendant be enjoined from constructing a qiillway. CHESTERFIELD. Lee Higgins spent a few days in Hins dale this week. Harry Smith . of Brattleboro spent Sun dav at Mr. Mott s. Mr. and Mrs. Hutchins spent Sunday with Mrs. Thurber. Miss Charlotte Spaulding spent a few davs m Jveene this week. Isaiah Mott of Bellows Falls has been a recent guest of Mr. and Mrs. Mott. Mav Cook and Phoebe Clark spent Sat urday and Sunday at Mr. Colburn's. Cless Davis was kicked by a horse last Wednesday, but was not seriously hurt. Miss Beulah Crandall has returned to spend the winter with her mother, Mrs Aldnch. The Ladies' Aid society of the Methodist church met with Mrs. Post Wednesday af ternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Dushee of Westmoreland were guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Davis over Sunday. Mrs. Richardson and daughter ot West Held. Mass.. are spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Day. Several irom here attended tne anni- ersary of the hall at West Chesterfield, N. II.. and report an excellent time and a good supper. General News. Mrs. N. O. Maynard spent Saturday in Greenfield. Emmet Doucette was in Boston several days last week. Schools closed today for the Thanks giving vacation. John Wright of Vernon visited at G. M. Wright's Sunday. Mud L. E. Brit ton of Greenfield spent Sunday in town. G. C. Fisk, who has been staying in town during the paVsummer and fa" returned 7 V successful Sunday school worker and gave many thoughts which were helpful and suggestive. The funeral of Herbert D. Waterman of North Hinsdale, who died at the home of his daughter. Mrs. James C. Sexton, in Brattleboro last week Tuesday, was held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon of that week at the home of his daughter in Brat tleboro. Rev. John R. Gow was the of ficiating clergyman and the burial took place in Jamaica. Vt.. which was Mr. Waterman's birthplace. Mr. Waterman had lived in North Hinsdale for the past , , i : i 1 vears. jsesiaes ins wne ne is suiviveo by "four daughters. Mrs. Guy F. Ilarwood nml Miss Hone Waterman ot JNorth Jlins- dale, Mrs. James C. Sexton of Brattleboro and Miss Lora Waterman of New i ork city, and two sons. Chandler and Ray mond Waterman of North Hinsdale. WEST CHESTERFIELD. O. :. Randall went to Springfield the first of the week and came home with a new two-seated Rambler. Last week's item should have read tne boys will have a thanksgiving dance Thurs- lav evening: the ladies will serve a hot upper. 1 lie celebration in commemoration ot the 23d anniversary of the hall was well at tended. One hundred and fifty-eight ad mission tickets, 58 dance tickets and 77 sup- er tickets were sold. Jlie old hand was erv much enjoyed. Fred Harris drew the quilt by guessing the weight of the cake. A Wltll Mouse in the Churn. woman came into the general store SPOFFORD. John Vail has his new barn nearly com pleted. Bert Parker of Westmoreland was at Mrs. Kilburn's Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Cobb spent Sunday with relatives in Hinsdale. Rev. and Mrs. F. J. Bartlett were in Keene for the day Tuesday. Agnes Corkery was home from Keene, where she attends school, over Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Church of Farm ington. Me., called on Rev. and Mrs. F. J. Bartlett Wednesday. The women of the Universalist society will have a chicken-pie supper at Mrs. Mary Langley's Friday evening. Rev. L. L. Fisher, with several of the young people, attended the anniversary at Citizens' hall at West Chesterfield Friday evening of lat week. SUBSCRIBE FOB THE REFORMER. a lar ot butter. Mie desired to ex- hange it for another jar of butter. In burning her butter she hail discovered a mouse in the chum. "It didn't injure the butter, she said the storekeeper, "and to anvone who id not know the circumstances it would nste all right." taking the woman at her word the mer- hant carried her jar into the back room, ransferred her butter into another jar and he gratified customer took back her mouse Hitter with a thousand thanks for the accommodation. Tbere.is a great deal of needless trouble in the world on account of squeamish sen timent. Milwaukee Journal. 4000 Granite Cutters Locked Out. The granite cutting industry ju Barre, Montpelier, Norlhfield, Waterbmy, Wil bamstown, and other nearby towns is at a standstill. Four thousand cutters are idle, locked out by their employing firms. The trouble urose in the Cross' Bros, plant at Nortbtield, over the use of suri'ueing machine known as a "bumper." The men claimed the machine made too much dust and the Nortbtield union voted not to use it. The men who refused to operate it were discharged, whereupon all hands went out. Cross Bios, appeuled to the Barre Granite Manufacturers' association for support and the manufacturers gave notice thut unless the Northlield union returned to work by Tuesday a general lockout would follow until they did. The union did not yield and all the men were locked out. It is claimed that the ma chine complained of is used at Barre and elsewhere without objection, also that un der the term agreement the Northlield men should not have struck pending arbi tration of the dilliculty. It appears that the Cutters' union outside of Northlield is not disposed to support that branch and it is probable that the president of the National union will order them back to work. Mrs. Stetson "Trun Out." Mrs. Augusta E. Stetson of New York, for years retarded as one of the most powerful loaders of the Christian Science Church, hat been excommuni cated. This is the unanimous decision of the board of directors of the Moth er Church, the supreme jjoverninj? au thority of the organization, which has been ' hearing charges against Mrs. Stetson for three diys this week. A statement, to this elect was issued by Alfred Farlow, loc.il publicity aent of the church, yesterday afternoon, on behalf of the directors. The state ment declares that the offences proved against Mrs. Stetfon were those of working against the interests of the members or tne enure u who are not her followers, and against the inter ests of the church, and persisting in teachings and practices which are con trary to Christian Science. Saturday's Football Results. Harvard 12, Dartmouth 3; Yale 17, Princeton 0; Brtfvn 17, Vermont 0; Williams 17, An I erst 0; Tufts 16, Bates 12; Trinity jl-', Wesleyan (3; Bow doin 22, Maine' ij: Cornell b Chicago (j; Michigan 12, Priiusylvania 6; Navy 17 Western Relirves 6: Colgate b. Syracuse 5; Hanflton 0, Union 0; Le- I high 6, New Yfork 6; Virginia 21, Georgetown 0; Nfcrwich 13, Middlebury () fn the Vireiliia-GeorL'etown game,' Christian, of theilatter team, received iniuries from wlilfli ho died in a few hours. j Two Lynched ae Cairo, 111. A mob at Cairo, 111., last Thursday night lynched ill James, a uegro, neid for the murder of a white girl, and fol lowed bv lynching Henry Salzuer, white, Who killed his wife. It took the mob half an hour to break into the "cane" and get Salzaer. A regi ment of state troops was hurried to Cairo to prevent a threatened race war, and another negro implicated by James, was spirited out ox town. Supreme Court Jails for Contempt The sheriff and jailer who failed to protect a negro heid as a federal pris oner from lynching at the hands of a mob at Chattanooga, Tenn., and two men implicated in the lynching have been found guilty of coiitempt of the federal supreme court and must serve jail sentences of (30 to i)U davs. It is the first instance of contempt in that court and the first punishment of the kind to be meted. oocoooooooooococoooooooooo Iron's C) () () THE clothing that looks ( Just like all other O clothing lacks individual- Ming ENTON'ir Men like character in their clothes. We give it to them the high est tailorine-. You can see it in everv suit and overcoat throughout the - J - stock. No matter how little the price, there's tailoring intelligence expressed in Western Union Gobbled Up. The American Telephone and Telegraph company has secured control of the West ern Union Telegraph company by acquir ing 51 per cent of its stock, and will ab sorb it. A new corporation with a capital stock of a billion dollars will probably follow. A balloon trip of 40 miles through a leavv snowstorm encountered at 0UUU teet elevation ended Wednesday night, when J'dot illiam an Meet ot rittsheld, Mass., got his balloon, the l'ittsfield. to eartn in an open meauow at .cnneiu, .Mass., near the Springfield town line. The balloon ascended from Kutland at 3.30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, carry ing as passengers JNliss Jidith eawyer and Ezra Allen, both of liutland., Try Plan 'Z. (WhitelUver Junction Landmark.) If Vermont would bucTollow the ex ample of Boston and have a "plan 2" then some of the rest of us fellows could enter the contest for the coming gubernatorial nomination. All that would be needed would be the iu,uuu signatures and of course that would be sv. Wonder why some ot tlio iranu- lin and Lamoille county men don't ad vocate this plan. The well-known aversion to Brattleboro and N inuuam county men to holding political office, either state or national, easily explains why iiotluii' is heard ot the sciieme down that wav. Aaron Dene It. (Barre Times.) In his Thanksgiving proclamation, Governor 1'routy must have been try- ng to show the Brattleboro Jteioriner that he can "lling the' Knglish iau- uage," if the chance comes his way. There hasn't been such a bunch ot verbiage since the Springfield Hepub- ican wrote its last nature editorial. () o o o Iff A every seam, there's creative genius expressed in every line there's practical workmanship mani- V fest in every detail. v J Now showing a very strong line of the new C) Military Overcoats, $10, $12, $13.50, $15, $16, $18, $20, $22, $25; including the famous R. & W. ? Overcoats. C) C) o o o prizes to the three nearest guesses to the time the clock stops. A guess with every 50c purchase. Clock stopped last week at 2-18-18. Mrs. Solon Richmond won the first prize of $3 ; her guess was 2-18-14. Louis Brayman, Hinsdale, N. H., won the second prize of $2 his guess was 2-1 8-1 1. Mrs. What Time Will the Clock Stop ? Every Tuesday at 3 o'clock we give three Designed by Rosenwald & Weil. Chicago Bargain Tuesday FOR' NEXT TUESDAY WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING BARGAIN TUESDAY. Bargain No. 1 Women's $1.69 White Muslin Petticoats at FOB TUESDAY ONLY. BARGAIN TUESDAY. Bargain No. 2 Women's $1.50 Heavy Kid Gloves at 89 FOR TUESDAY ONLY. BARGAIN TUESDAY. Bargain No. 3 Women 's 2e Fleece Lined Hoso at FOR TUESDAY ONLY. o o o o o Peter Johnson, Esteyville, won the third prize of f $i; her guess was 2-18-10. , O BARGAIN TUESDAY. Bargain No. 4 Women's $1.39 Colored Waists FOR TUESDAY ONLY. BARGAIN TUESDAY. Bargain No. 5 Women 's $2.30 and $3 Herrick Shoes 81.98 FOR TUESDAY ONLY. BARGAIN TUESDAY. Bargain No. 6 Men 's 15c Wool Hose at 11J FOR TUESDAY ONLY. BARGAIN TUESDAY. Bargain No. 7 Men's 69e Heavy Sweaters 48tf FOR TUESDAY ONLY BARGAIN TUESDAY. Bargain No. 8 Men's 10c Cotton Work Gloves at FOR TUESDAY ONLY. BARGAIN TUESDAY. Bargain No. 9 Men's $1.00 Odd Vests at FOR TUESDAY ONLY. E. J. FENTON & COMPANY, Always Reliable ooooooooooooooooooooooooco DO YOU WRITE SPRING POETRY? As She Heard It. Five-year-old Helen has no greater joy than to have her father call her on the 'phone from his city office. The other day she came home from Sunday school ra diant. "Oh, wasn't Jesus good!" she cried. "About what?" queried her moth er. hy, cause, mamma, it tells in tne new song that we're learning: 'How He called little children like lambs to the 'phone.' Now, wasn't that lovely of Him?" Harper's Magazine. Doubles the Number of Eggs. To be (successful with poultry requires a great deal more caret ul attention than many are apt to think. The house should lie large and warm. The fowls should have plenty of exercise; but, more than- that, the fowls should be given as food what their nature demands and what, it allowed free range, they could procure for them selves. "J'age's Perfected Poultry rood contains these ingredients in a carefully compounded ration. A. A. Olmsted of South Newbury, t.. has the following to ay in regard to this food: "We have lieen for some time using your 'Perfected Poultry Food' with such good results that we thought it a proper thing to tell you. It keens our hens well and in good laying condition and, we think, doubles the aura ler of eggs. Being in a good condition, lice do not trouble." If you want to know more about this food and the best to C. S. Page. H booklet, "Protitat sent free, postpai tins paper. of using it, write r.rk, t., lor his try. It will be krone mentioning f l j 1 Why I Left the Woman's Club. In these days of suffragist furore, the lory of a former club-woman, told in Woman's Home Companion for November, is particularly interesting. This woman has taken a prominent part in club work. The following story of a lub election shows why she resigned in l!-glll. "Never so loiur as I live will I forget tliat lection day! 1'recinct workers and ward leelers may emu ov less rehned meinour but certainly not less effective. The oppo sition lost. Delegate after delegate cast a vote opposed to her sense of right and wrong, yes, and her own wishes, because she lacked the courage of her convictions, because she was afraid of a woman who said, "1 will rule at any coi-t.' , "1 he closing of the polls was marked by scenes that would have been funny, if, to the earnest club-woman, thev had not been so pathetic. As one of the tellers I had full beneht of all that happened. 1 saw hyster ical women weep on the neck of our de feated candidate who had herself well in hand. 1 heard members accuse each other ot treachery and worse. 1 saw husbands come and take their disheveled and tearful wives home in cabs. And I heard the suc cessful candidate say with teeth almost locked: " 'I'll teach the women of to in terfere with my plans!' "No successful iiolitical leader of a graft cursed miniu iiahly ever settled election ac counts more systematically than did Mrs. Smith. Kvery plum went' to her support ers. No member of the opposition received the slightest recognition. The Iarty whip snaped on the air at each nnouncement of a new apNintmcnt." Toh-toi says that Shakespeare could not write intelligently. This is trespassing on the grounds of his brother wcialist, JbVr nard Shaw. It was really bound to ha;'!en after all that celebration. Hubert lu'ton Henry Hudson .lov was baptized in I'oughkeensie last week. Just what effort is the Wkworm going to have on the Kneipp cure? The True Inspiration of Words of Music A Statement of Cause and Effect. I wish people would not ask me silly questions which I cannot answer, and which lodge in my mind to the exclusion of more sensible matter. A lady inquired of me the other day if I wrote poetry in the snring. She seemed to think one's literary output is regulated by the sea sons, ratlier than the requirement oi tne editorial department. There should be stories of love triumphant written in the summertime, when the roses bloom; sad tales ot love forgotten in tlie autumn; ghost stories in winter, when the nicker- ng iirehght paints strange lancies in the shadows; and in the spring do I write poetry in the spring? No; 1 uo not. w nut is worrying me is tlie ieehng, ridiculous in a man so mun dane as i, that l ought to oe writing poetry. And behind this thought, pushing it forward, so to speak, is a vague poetic intention, a force which will probably never move, but only tends to move, matter. Aa I revel in the spring sunshine and delight my eyes with the spring flow ers, there is m me, I feel, a tragedy of dumb imprisonment, a wild bird beating against the bars that keep it from the wide heavens. 1 mention it to my sister, Kmily, not indeed likening myself to a wild bird, for she is a young person who loves a just, but explaining to her my trouble. "Why, Kmily," 1 asked, "why do I not write poetry in the spring?" She thought a moment, and then snook her head sadly. "I shall have to give it up," she said. "It is not a riddle. It is a philosophic doubt." 'Oh!'' said Kmily. "1 was afraid iou could not tell me," I sighed. ( "I can, ' asserted Kmily, cheerfully. "Because you know you ought to be doing something useful." "But 1 have a strong feeling " Kmily begged me to crush it. She said that no one really cared for minor ioetry, except the Jierson who wrote it. She asked me to mend tlie fowlhouse. 1 fancied she was anxious to keep me out of mischief, and hoped that manual labor would drive the noxious vapors from my brain. However, before I could find the hammer (it is kept in the most extraordinary places) George came in. He was evidently tailoring under some excitement, and would not help me look for the hammer. He said he wanted to talk to me, so I was comielled to postjione my work, and Place my sell at Ins service. 1 did not in sist on the urgent nature of my occupation to any extent: Politeness forbade it. Be sides, Kmily had gone out. iou seem in excellent spirits, 1 re marked. "Had' any good news?" "No." aid tJcorge: "but 1 feel cheerful today. It must be the lovely spring weath er. There it was again. No one seemed able to let the spring alone. Abnost un consciously I Iwgan to repeat: "IV) you write poetry in " The effect on George was remarkable. "Good heavens, man. how did you know?" be cried, jumping up from his chair. Know what ? That I had had written this?" He held a neatly folded sheet of paper before me. I began to grow uneasy. "You don't mean to tell me' you have been writing poetry: "1 don't know if you may call it that," said George, timidly. "But before 1 I send it to someone to Mariorie. you know will you tell me if it is presentable? You know all about this sort of thins. 1 read it with interest, and it was not halt bad. 1 could not have done it nearly so well, although I was supposed to "know all about that sort ot thing, luiyme and rhythm might here and there have been better, but there was magic in the web ot it. Jt was the expression ot real feeling, the result of a genuine mood, and so gained a depth the practised rhymester, with emo tion artificially induced, often lacks. "1 am not capable of criticism," I re marked, returning the manuscript. "But, personally, 1 like the verses." "You don't think she will laugh at them?" asked George. "1 am sure she will not," said I, warmly. "I'll take them over now. Isn't it grand weather! You want to be out in the sun all day, and jump about like a child, don't you?" "I have not noticed the feeling," I answered a little grumpily. (George is about half my age, 1 calculated.) 1 watched him drive off furiously, the ear Hying down the road, love laughing at policemen and the legal limit. 1 ex perienced a strange sense of loneliness, a feeling that 1 was missing something that was good. I seemed to have wilfully put aside, at some period of my life, an ex perience that in later years I might have looked back on with pleasure and a warm ing of the heart. The fancy came to me of a boy who had gone to a party, but re fused to have any supper. Probably he was a sensible youth; he would be more comfortable on the following day for his sell-denial; he would preserve a higher level ot happiness than the other boys. But none of us really care for levels; we want the mountaintops. "What!" the other bovs would cry, "Not going to have any grub? Funking it? Isn't a supper like that woith a stomach-ache: Aim. at anv rate, won't you get the supper first?" That is the general philosophy of living. and although, as a rule, 1 disagree with it, I felt misgivings as 1 watched George's car flying down the road. Why could he express his feelings in verse that had music, while 1. at the least more experienced with the pen, was dumb? The old insistent question dinned at my ears: "Why do I not write poetry in the spring?" I liegin to find the answer. The spring and the birds that sing in it have noth ing to do with the case. It is not the weather that brings the burning thoughts and the words of music. My young friend George writes verse lx-cause he thinks of Mariorie: I cannot write it because I have no Mariorie of whom to think. That is tiie plain statement of cause and effect. There is no reason why we should write jMietry csjiecially in the spring, except that love o' women, a sturdy plant in all sea sons, seems to break into blossom then. And the went of it is not for me, in my lonely middle age. Bother the spring! I will go and mend the fowlhouse. Harold Ohlson, in the ljueen. Gumption On the Farm. If you hoe your own row with diligence you will have little leisure to note how your neighbor is hoeing his. Better have patches on your pants, than a lot of unpaid bills and threatening credi tors. How can any man sleep well at night when he has scolded and whipped liis horses all day? Beginning to think about your wood- pile? That's right. Cold nights makes us creep up about the stove. Knough dry wood and chilis to last a week ahead is riches; fire out and the last stick gone is poverty. If you tell a boy, day after day, that he isn't earning his salt, he will soon be likely to work down to that estimate. It the sou needs underdraiuinc. now is" an excellent time to lay the tiles. They should be at least two and a half feet deep. Hon t give the cats and dogs stale, dirty or soapy water to drink. See that it is clean and fresh. You know how it is yourself. It pays better to be behind evervbndv else in getting fall grain sowed, and thus ave the ground well stirred, than to hor over it and have it half done. Money spent on booze is wasted, snent on clothes is vanity, spent on food is rone and fooled away is wicked; but nionev spent for seed or a fruit tree is wiselv in vested. The patrons along a rural route are ant to expect too much from the carrier. It would be a great help to the farmer tn apply to the government for a copy of the postal laws in reierence to the regulation of rural carriers. Are you planning to build a new house this fall? Don't make it too large. Many houses are so large that the women folks are kept scrubbing a good share of the nine, large enougn lor all practical pur poses, but no" larger, should be the rule. In an address on the subject of corn Trofessor Ileal remarked that the topmost ear was the best for seed; of two fields one planted with seed taken at random and the other selected in the field, the latter yielded as much again as the former. If rye is sowed this fall as a green ma nure for potatoes next season, I believe it would be better to plow it under next spring after it gets a good start and not wait till it gets tall. Then the rye will rot better before planting time and you will get more good from it. The following method will appeal to every farmer as the easiest, quickest and least exiensive plan for storing all kinds of fruit and vegetables, from a potato to a pumpkin: Arrange- the fruit or vegetables . iuiix iu, ns mun aim hb Willi a SUBSCRIBE FOR THE REFORMER. would seem advisable. Spread a little hay over them, and set up fodder on each side to the desired thickness sav, three or four feet. This affords excellent protec tion from ordinarv cold: and in th of pumpkin, turnip or cabbage storage, or any other article fed to stock, you have the means at hand with which to form a mot desirable balanced ration aa yon feed out the com and fodder. This meth od will prove especially valuable to rent ers and others who are compelled to move early in the spring, when iy would be ex tremely unhandy to chop through th irozen grouna. and "tish out ' fruit or vegetables from the old-fashioned "hole" or pit. I arm Journal.