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VOL. LXII. BENNINGTON, VT., JANUARY 1, 1903, JN O. 40. BENNINGTON FAF1ILIES HOflELESS Two Houscs Burncd on Christmas DayMorning. HOLIDAY JOY MARRED Willlam Fischcr'a Famlly Wa$ Burned Out Just ai Thty Were Holding Thelr Famlly Chrljtmai Tret. Tho resldonco of Willlam Flschcr on Dowoy-St, wlth nearly all the contents, was totally dostroyod by flro .shortly after five o'clock Christmas morning. Mr and Mrs Plscner aroso oarly to propnro the Christnas trco for the ob sorvance ol tho dny, according to old German custoniS. Wh'le at work around tho treo tho oil in a lamp bccamo lightcd and in attempting to get it out of doors lt ox ploded, scattering the oll ln all dlrec tlons and qulckly communicatlng to the wood work, whlch was soon in a blazo. Tho chlldren, who numbor soveral, wero gotten out tnostly in thelr nlght clothes, and tho famlly saw thelr home burn. A small part of tho furniture was saved. Tho houso was sttuated so far from a hydrant that thero was no chanco for the firemon to do any work wlth water. Tho house was insurod for $800 and the furniture for $400, whlch will tnostly covor the loss. Mr Flscher is a weaver In tho blg mlll and had dono tho largest part of tho work on the bulldlng hlmself, working mornings, nlghts and holl days to completo it. Its loss just at thia time comes particularly hard up on him. The house of James Busheo, tho flrst ono above "Tho Rocks" on the road to Woodford, was burned to the grouud Christmas morning. Most of tho contents, including clothing, etc, were burned with it. The flre took from a dofectlvo chlm ney which burned out early in the morning, Out it was supposed that all had been extingulshed and Mr Busheo went to his work. Three hours after sorae luiiiber teanis passing discovercd tho entlro roof ln flames, and no chanco to savo tho bulldlng. Thero was an insurance upon it of fOOO whlch will about two-thirds covor the loss. REV. S. McLAUGHLIN DEAD. Departed Away at a Sanitarium in Cllflon Sprlngs, N.Y., Friday. Hev Samuel McLaughlin, who was pastor of tho local Methodlst church in 1894-95, died at a sanitarium in Clifton Sprlngs, N. Y, Friday evon ing last. He had osovere attack of the grlp soveral 'months ago from which he nover fully recovored. This combinod with a stomach trouble cnused him to go to tho sani tarium. He made the trip nlono two weeks ago and it wns supposed that he was getting bottcr until Thursday. His wife was telegraphcd for and she reached his bcdslde boforo he died. He had been for threo yoars pastor of Ht Paul's Methodist church in Man chester, N. H. His romains were cre mated at Albany, tho funeral belng held in tho same city. Mr McLaughlin leaves a wifo, two sons and a daugbtor, Many hero will be pained to hoar of his doath. Y.;M. O. A. Notcs. Artbur J. Holden will addrosstho Men's meeting on Sundny at 4 o'clock. There will bo special music by a malo qunrtetto. Tho tnemborship contoso which has beon in progress for the past few weoks will olose Wednesduv oveninrr are that the blue will wln. On Thursday ovening at 0:30 the As sociution will servo a supper to about , 75 of its members and frlcnds. Dr L, L. Deggett of Springflel'd, ,tion. supper will also bo served to the funiors ou Friday evoning. The Secret ofXoiiff Llf, , Oouslsts Inkecyloc; all tlio ruain organs ol lobody to hcalthy, rcgular actlon, and ln alckly dcstroylng deadly illscaeo gcrms. tectrlc Blttcrs rcgulate Stomach, IJyer and jilneys, purtfy the blood nnd glvo a. spleu 4 appetfte, Th y work wondcrs In curlng ' mis Discascs, I'onuipauon, uyepcpsla aml lrarla. Vfgorous strengili and beaith n "tvays fol'ow ibcfr uso. Ooly 00c. guarantccd ij O. E Glbson, drugglst. A Woiuau My: Tbe flret bottle of tlic new mcdlclnc, Cal ra Po vcnt, ct up niy ncrves ilkc turnlng n iIo. I b gan to net good slccp After 1 1 felt huugry and , whea I smeit break 1 1 wwu't ions pcttlng down stalra. I kcd up wngui anu airengm, and no won- Ibeiievcinur ua m Kennciiy of Kon- V Itow,KlPgBtOn, H. Y." AH drugplsts u. FOR BURGLARY. Charles Frazer Brought Back From Rutland On That Charjt. Sherlff Willson returned' from Rut land Saturday evenlng, bringing wlth him Charles Frazer who is under ln aictmontof burglary for onterlng the Mattlson store in South Shaftsbury jn Novembor, 1900. Tho post offlco was located in the same building. Frazer was ono of three persons who wero counected with the affalr and alt convicted in the U.y S. court at Rut land. One of them, Wm Ralph, has' completed his term of servlCo and been discharged. Another one, Frank Prlmroso, has another yoar to sorve in Rutland on account of feis ccm-. nectlon with tho robbery of tho polt ofllce. Ho is also under lndlctmont for breaking lnto tho store. Tho sentonco of Frazer explred Christmas day, and as soon as reloased he was ngaln ur rested on tho burglary charge. His trlalwillnot como off until 'the Juno term of tho court. Prlmroso is also under indlctmont for burglary. "IN HIS NAME." 100 Children Rcmcmbcrcd By Thc Young Ladies' Club. "Not What We Glvc But What We Shart,' Excmplititd. Tho Young Ladies' club sont out one hundred Invltations to chlldren ln tho town to an entcrtalnmeht to bo givon at their rooms on Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4 o'clock. Nearly overy chlld holdlng a card was presont. E. T. Grlswold loaned tho grapha phono which furriished tho chlldren a grcat treat. Games wero played and stones told to amuse the little ones. Later the door of the adjoining roora, whlch was darkened for tho occasion, was thrown open and a handsomely decoratd Christmas tree was revealed totbo oyos of the eager little ones, somo uf whom it seems, Sunta had for gotten to vislt. Tho children thon marched lnto the room and the pros ents wero distrlbuted, each ohild re celvlng a bag of cundy, a toy, a pop corn ball nnd a handkerchiof, Rofreshmonts wero servotl whlch cdnsisted of milk and an abundnnco of boautiful cake which was made and glven by the young ladies of tho club. Tho cnndy was givon by tho diferent morchunts of the town. It is becoming an annunl thing for thoso young ladies to search out worthy children who havo had no Christmas and invite them to their rooms for a good time, nnd . they should bo supported nnd encouraged in their good work. Any chlld, who for any rcason ls unable to nttend, is sent his presents. Thoro were ono hundred bnpplor chlldren here ln our mldst Saturday night through tho klndnoss and thoughtfulness of the niembor of this : club. A. Scleutlflc DUcotcrj'. Kodol doca for thu itoniachtbat wbleb It ' iinnblctoforitself. even wban Imt s Igbtly dlordcnd oi ovcr 'oadoi. Kodo suppllo tbentturalju'ceiifortlijC tl-u aml Uooi tbo workuftlK" siomaqli. reaxl g Ibo nervout tcnslon, 'blle thp Iiiflatned ni'innl of ihnt organ oro a lowcd to ml and Ifoil dlj:cts wbt you eat and cnab es tlic mx b niid illgstlve orgaus to tra-'Hfor .. uh foud lnto rlch,- ri'd blood. Ti. A. Quln .. ONE OF BENNSNGTON'S MOST LOOKINP VV Tho Bannor and Reformor presonts herowith the flrst of a series ofvlews of some of tho many handsome spots of natural scenory tliat are sa fi-equnt-ly found ln thts vicinit. Th's is a viow talren noar thc Pou t of Koi'ks" SUPPORTS LICENSE LAW Hon. O. M. Barbcr Writcs Lettcr Showing Nccd of Chanc. PROHIBITION A FAILURE Prttent Law Vlolatcd at the R&l', of a Thousand Timts a Ycar and Iti Ruults Db Not Brlng Improvtment The liconso law Issuo discussed bo low in a lottar from Hon O M. Barbor should bo of' interost and value to overy reador in preparlng for the Feb ruary voto. No man in Vermont knows tho ovils of rho prosent prohibltory law botter than Mr Bnrber, for the reason that during his four years Usrm as stato audltor he was dally brought faco to face wlth potnts ralscd in tho attenjpts to cnforco tho law. In audlting tho accounts of tho varlous justices of tho poaco ho waa called upon practlcally to reviow the proccedlngs of pollco and justico courts and he becamo thoroughly famlllar with tho grotes que, deraorallzlng and dangerous foatures of tho law whlch we nbw havo for tho flrst tlmo in 50 years an oppor tunity to repeal. His lctter reods as foliows: The question of tho adoption of tho llcense law by tho peoplo on tlto flrst Tuesday of February noxt ls ono of vltal importance. Withln the proper limlts of a com munlcation of this kind it is impossiblo to make a full presentatlon of what I concelvo to bo tho relatlvo merits of the proposod license law and the pros ent prohibitory law, and I shall at this time contont mysolf by calling at tentlon to a fow of the many, to me, odlous provislons of tho prosont law. Tho whole subject is a mntter of po llco regulation. It ls conceded by luost people that intoxicating llquors will he hold oud. ought to Iw logally proourable. Tho Prohibitory Lawia lasel upon this assumptlon. Tlm whole question, therefore is whetliap to rognlate the trafflc by a so oalll Pro hibitory law or a liuense law. Prlor to 185.1, a license law existod ip tliis state. In March of thnt year, by a very small raitjorltj- vote, the prohibitory law was adopted by the people. With varlous amendmunt.s, somo good, some bad, tlie law so adoptud has slnce lwen eonttnued, and ls the law today. To aid us in determlnlng whether we shall contlnue this law, it nmy bo pro" fltablo to Inquiro If, undor It admlnls tration, the traflle has been well regn lated and govorned. I contend it has not. During the last four years the total number of crimlnal prosecutions be foro justices nnd niuiilcipol courtK has oxceeded on the nverage of .1000 annu. aily. It ls iwrfectly safeto assume that at loast 2000 annunlly of tlieue wero for violations of the prohibitory law, and lt is common knowledge that thero are annually thousands of other vlolntions of this law that nro not pro secuted. I do not douht, nor do I think it will bo contended; but thut subsUntlully slmilar conditions have m ilntnlned over slnee the prohibitory TH1! HOAW.S'U m. NC.M I'T.OM fniNT ( looklng up tho "Roaring Brani'h" towai-d Woodford. Tht entire road from tho rocks to Woodford Holluw is dotted With just sueh handsome spoi-.. Tho road is one of tho oldost In Wr uiont and vls for many yenrs thf prln- law was adopted. In tho forogolng totals tlie number of prosecutions for violations of tho prohibitory law in CQUnty courts are not considered. We- havo, thoroforo, alaw that for half a century hns a.rpcord of thous ands of violations annually and with no prospect that tho conditions in this rospect will bo matorinlly linproved. Thousands of dollars nro paid ann ually to prosecuto o'llendors under this law, und although large sums nro re ceived in flnos and costs from such l)rosecutlons, it cannot, when all the expensos of conductlng the same, In cluding tlie oxpens$s and feos of courtfl, ofllcors and jurors are considered, be snfely contonded tlat the state has do rived any not prc)flt thorefrom, It is probably truo that there has been ann ually a considerable net loss. Tho prohibitory law providos that U nn ollloer haa roaspn to belleve and doos boliovo that intoxicating liquor is kept or concoaled in any conveynnco, bnggago or clothlng belng conveyed uloug the highway, be shall search tho samo without warrant. Can unyono imagino a law moro violatlve of tho rlghts of person orproportfean this? A peacoablo, law nbldlng prohibltlon 1st who is taklng homo in his grip for uso ln his famlly as a medibino under a doctor's proscrlption, a bottlo of wine, is, undor this statute, li'able to have his grlp searched by oflicors with out a worrant; tho wlne seiisd, ho .suminoned heforo a maglstrate to show causo why lt should not bo destroyod, nnd all tho expensos of tho proceedlngs taxed against him. It so decided by tho court, ho may take an appeal to tho county court by givlng surqty for costs, but ho is deprived of tho wino until tho court flnally ordors lt to bo roturned to him. Tho process of roplovin, which In other instances raay bo Invoked to ro covor property unlawfully selzod, is donied him. Tho ofilcer need not sus pect or bollove that the . wine is to bo used for on unlawful purposo, as ls gonorally provided in otlior parts of tho law, but need only boliovo that lt ls bolng carrledr alo'ng tho highway. If ho so boliovos he shall search. Havo wo fallen so low us to need this inquisitorlal law? It will not do for tlw prohibitlonlst to say this law is not onforcod. It is tho law. It is n bad law. It cannot be justifled and it ought to be repealed. Of the same eliaracter ls the statute whlch providw that R eommon oarrier who brings inlo, r dellTers ln the stttte for noottw person X rtcept&ote oapable of holdlnif intoxlcilting liquor unless it it. legibly marktJl wlth the name of tho person to whom it is sent or dellvered, shall be flned not loss tlian twenty-fiTe dollars. Tliere may be no intoxicating Hquor In lt, tho party sendlng tho receptaolo muy y one of Ute raost law abldlng of our oitlsens, yet thu sendlng or de livei'y of a barrel or otlier vessol cap ablo f holdlng liquor, unraarked, is a orime. Why? Prohlhltlon does not prohlblt; nor does lt satlsfaotorily rognlate. Tho prosont law tends by it ejUrerae and inqultltorinl provislons, to brlng all law into dlscredit and the courts into disrespeet. It invites porjury and an attemlant train of evils. Tlie people hnve leen growing inure nnd moro restlve nmler lt HdrainistntUon. Why not have sonwthing else? If the pro posod license law does not serve our purpose, we oan again embraco pro hibition By udoj'ting n liconso law we are not nmrried to it forover. Tliere is no danger but that in the etfd, the people will seUle tlils muttor nnd rlghtly. To me lt seems that each FAHOUS VIEW5 rjl 'K'- cipal Htato thoroughfaro betwoenTrov and Brattleboro. Shuded on botn id t.v ii'gn IniN, oovpivd "with plne f d-i i ...! iio now frequcntly .r-. u r it io jj'i' sur go into rai t ir" a'.nut ti.i i s that constantly chjr.jc l.if re ' CHRISTHAS FESTIVITIES Local Observation of Greatesi of Christian Fcasts MANY SOCIAL EVENTS Only Drawback To Completc En)oymtnt Of llollday Week Waj Lack of Snow " For Slelshrldinj. Christmas day was observed much as usual this yoar in Bennington. All tho inllls were shut down, post ofllce and banks closed, and but few busl ness placos were open after tho noon hour. Everyone, howevor, regretted the lack of snow enough to furnlsh good slelghing. Tue day was ushered in with raid Ightmass at both of the Catholic churches, the services belng well at tended. Thoy wero repoated at 10 a. m. Thero was early communlon at St Peter's church at 7 and another celebration and full choral service at 10.30. At noon tho members' of Taft Com mandery asscmbled ln their asylum and partlcipated ln tho followlng sen tlmont to Most Emlnent Grand Com mandor.IHenry Bates Stoddard: "May our order undor your sway becorao the noblest champlon of Christian vlr tues." Tho Grand Commander's ro sponse was, "SlrKnlghts, may each so live and act that we may exempllfy tho teachlngs of tho Blessed Enian uel." Tho Christmas Greeting of Grand Commander, Daniel P. Web ster, K. T. of Vermont, was road to tho Slr Knights. Mohegan Trlbe, I. O. R. M., held open house and served a sproad such as tho noblo Indian of yoars ago novor droamed of. A principal portlou of tho mecu wns a 24-pound turkoy, "done to a turu." At the Soldiers' Homo an elaborato dinner was served. In tho ovoning thoro was a gatherlng in the largo dln ing room at which timo the Christmas gifts that had beon rccolvod from dif ferent W R. C.'s ln tho state were dls trlbutod, every merabor of tho Homo lwlng romotnbored. Jailor Russell served to his board ors a dinnor conslsting of turkey, runshcd potato, cranberry sauco, nnd all the "fixlns" that go with it, onding by glvlng each ono a cigar. Landlord Willard ontertalned a number of the village people as woll as transtent nnd permanent boarders, wlfh a dinnor fit for a klng. At tho Amerlcan nnd Webstor houses the sproads wero such that none of thoso prosent wont away hungry or dlssatls fied. In the afternoon tho young people gathercd on Benton's pond whero the ico was ln flno condltion for skating: No acoidonts occurred to mar tho fos tlvitios of tho occasion. In the-evoning there woro soveral gatherings. About 75 young lads and raissod attonded tho rccoption in Arm ory hall in honor of Mastor Henry A. Root, who is spending tho holidays at his homo. Qulto a numbor of oldor porsohs wero also prosont und assisted in recelving tho guosts as they carao. The masters of ceromonlos wero Sam uel Ilawks, Wolllng Thatcher, Charles Donnolley and the young lad ln whoso honor tho rece'ptlon was givon. Danc ing was indulged in from 8 until 11, undor tho directlon of Miss Clara Ray tff North Adaras. Dalnty rofrosh monts woro sorved nnd whon tbe young peoplo loft lt was with many a wish for a happy Now Year to all who wero thoro. votor who bolioves in a chango, owos tho duty to hlmsolf and to the stuto to seo to it that not only his own vote ls east, but that each other votor who so bolioves does likowisc. Our frionds. tho prohlbitionists, nro organized and will mako a desporato flght fOr tho rotentlon of thelr pot law. They oUght not to win. Thoy cannot, u'nloss thoso who boliovo in castlng oll the worn out garmonts of'alloged pro hlbitlon, lot tho flght go by dofault. O. M. BahhRr. Thoro is ono inent market in town that advertisos quulity and not raoroly prlco. It solls quality moats only nnd moasi)red by tho vnluo you get, it is Bonnington's bestmarkot; That whlch you eat cannot bo too good quality not quantity rankes for henlth and good digestion. Proprletor has beon many yoars in the businoss and servos many of tho best tablos ln nnd noar Bennington. What is his name? Plke, the Old Cornor Meat Market. Flno lot of chlckens on sale today. OASTOHIA. Bean tha A Kind You Hara Alwajs Bcogtt H E IS A MODEST YOUNG HERO FORRE.ST If ever a young man deserved tho cross of tho Legion of Honor for courage, that man is Forrost L. Jep son, son of Mr and Mrs Georgo H. Jepson of this village who, though only 10 years of ngo, has saved no less than four lives at the rlsk of his owh. Young Jepson is a vigorous specl men of henlthy young manhood, fond of-out door llfe and athletlc sports, and of just the stuff to make heroos. His record as a llfe saver is as foliows: A week ago Saturday Will Hollis- er, wbllo skating on Benton's pond, hroke through tho ice nnd went under , und would'have drowned had not Jep son dovo in and pulled the lad out. Last Spring, during the hlgh water, Elmer Spencer, a small boy, fell into tho racewny of tho Vnlentlnemill whero lit was some 12 feet deep. Tbo suction carrlcd him dawn and held him and he could not possibly have gotten out had not Mastor Jepson plunged ln and, BENNINGTON BRIEFS IVaw at the Town and iVIUage Told Urleflr For IJmy Itcndcn. Lafayetto, tlie little son of Samuol Lyons, is reported quito ill with fever. Mrs Edith Whlto and duughtor Bes sle nro visltlng frionds in Troy nnd Now York city. Jnmos L. Ross of Hooslok Falls spent Sunday wlth Charlos Wordon on Atlaraa streot. -t Rov W. II. Washburne will hold re ligious services in the Chapol noar Hlrara Denlo's noxt Sundny afternoon. At tho Methodlst church noxt Sun day morning the pastor, W. H. Wash burne. will snoak on "Work of tho Epworth Longue;" and ln the ovening on "fcnent-orces." Thero will bo "Watch Night" sor vices in tlio Methodlst church this (Wednosday) ovening, from ten to twelvo o'clock. Tho Epworth League will have chargo during tho flrst hour. The rooms on tho second iloor . of tho Park fyock on South-St, that are to bo used by tho munioipnl court, nro bolng preparod as fast as thoy can be. Tho walls nnd colling are bolng newly kalBomtnefl, tho woodwork newly pafnted. Tho ofllcos will probably bo ready for uso tho flrst of noxt week. Tho Sundny school of StPoter's church hold tholr Christmas entertain ment at tho Parlsh houso Tuesday ovening. A program was carrled out, conslsting of music und rocitations, ico cream and cako were soryod after whlch tho children woro glven bags of candy nnd gifts from a Christmas treo. Rov W. K. PlomondonJ for somo tlmo asslstan curato nt St Francls do Sales church, later in chargo of the ralsslons nt Pownal and Readsboro, has been appolnted pastor of tho re cently organized parish and church in Burllneton. known ns St Anthonv's pnrish. For tho last two years ho has boen in charge of tho church nnd nar- lsh nt Bfandon. Ho is succeoded in tho lntton placo by Rov J. J. Boyle of East Dorset. Includfcd in tlie reiM3rtoiro of the Gormand & Ford Co, who appcar at tlio Library hall for ono week, com- inenclng, Monday nlght, January Ctli, aro somo of tho great3t dramatic suc- cossosof the dny. Sapho, Kathleen Mavoureon, and tho Princo ofLinrs ospeclally, with tlioso vorsatllo actors, , Harry Gormand nnd Bart Ford, in the loading rolos, aro nttractiohs whlch should not fall to brlng out an nttondeuco that should test thc capac- ity of tho houso. Mr nnd Mrs Goo B. Lawrence gnve a dinnqr party Christmas in honor of tholr guests, Franklin Houso and Mrs C. W. Beebe, mother of Mrs Lawrence. Covers wero lald for twolvo, Col nnd Mrs Olin Scott, Mrs Lyman W. Clark, Mr and Mrs E. W. Bradford, Mr and Mrs GeoAlbro wero among the num ber, all aro couslos of olther Mr or Mrs Lawrence, excopting Mrs Brad ford who is 8lstor to Mr Lawrence. Christmas gifts were oxchanged, the gontlemen being especially favored. Th' party wos a rlght. morry one and heartlly enjoycd by all prosent. I. JEPSON. after hard battle wlth the current, brought him out. Two years ago boy named Haekf it gpt into deep water n6or the leo housc and the swlft current corried him un dor tho lce from where ho wna rescued by young Jepson, Tho fourth Instance of his valor nud quick wlt. was during a campln? trip. He and a companlon were taklng a long swlm and tho other boy bwain& exhausted and gave -Jepson a hard struggle to get him ashore. Forrest Jepson is gresident ofhis class, that of '00 ln the Bennington hlgh school, nnd was captaln of the hlgh school footbftU tcam lasffally He ls a cloan raanlj youth of great prom ise. He always makes llght of his own prowess and modestly refuses ta accopt tho plaudits due him torhliv courage. This sketch and plcturo wero obtaln ed without the young man's knowl- I edge. BENNINGTON BRIEFS. Stw ot flie own aml rillage Tolrt Urlellx tnr Ilnr Iteadcrt. George M. Hawks ls ln EWe, Pa., for a weok. - Miss Maud Taylor ls visitlne rela tives ln Manchester. Mrs Annio Edgerton wns in Man chester Saturday visltlng. G. Louis nnrwood of Chester is nt home hare for a fow days. Mrs E. B. Patterson Is siiondlnj: u fow days with her sisters in Albany. Mosos Ditpuls of Manchester spent Now Year's day wlth frionds in town. Sixty eouplo attended tlie Assembly soclal in'Foresxers'-hall last evenlng. Chns Barnoy of Cornell Unlversity is spending his holiday vacatlon at home. St Mary's Guild will serve their usual supper nt tho Parish house next Thursday evenlng. Covernor McCulIough went to New York Monday afternoon and -will re turn Friday. Tlie Guide Board Sunday school was proscnted t Chrisfmns time wlth $75 by Soyraour Vnn Santvoord of Troy. Miss Allce Morso lis takon the po. sltion of stenographer for Bntcheldor & Batos, vice Mrs Bessie May Gokay, rosigned. Goldsmlth's orchestrn will go to Monclioster tiJlg ovxniDg and play for a soclal dance at the Unionoiera house. x - a Mra B. F. Poor of North Adaihs and .Tudson AndrewS of Manchestdr spent Christmas day with Mr and Mrs, Wm E. Balloy. At tho dedlcatlon of tho, VMha rw morlal hall in WMmln'gton Tuesday ovoning, Mrs A. P. Childs was nresent and sang soveral local solectlons. Miss Agiies J. Wnlsh J. Caten havo returned to their homes lnnuunnu aftor a weoks' visitwith Mr and Mrs W. H. SlblOv of rint. strtet. Mr and Mrs So'v'mour Vn.n Rnm. vflord will celobrate tholr flfteenth wed- uing annivorsary Saturday evoning with a receptlon nnd dnnnlnrr nt. thait. homo at Washington Park in Troy. oovorat piacos woro visited by tho local polico last ovenln.'- mi intnvt. cating llquors found ln oach. In one placo a harrol of nln thnt tappod thts morning wnr, r. und nnd takon away. Thoro w as a lawro Guldeboard last evoning when tlie tiunuay scnool had a pleusant time In songs, rccitatlons, etc. Two large Christmas trees woie lnil ents for old and young, and an enjoy ablo tlmo was had by all, Noxt Sunday at the Sppnrwi nnn. gregational church will bo ohsnrvWi no Now Yoar's Sunday. The reception of membors and tho Sacrament nf th. Lord's Supper will be observed in the morning, the themo of the sermon bo- mg, "jrom strensth to Stmmrfh In tho ovening thero will bo special inuHic ana uio pastor will speak upon - juoginnings ojwanbood."