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JANUARY 1, 10O3.
THE BANNER AND REFORMER, NEWS OF BENNINGTON TOLD IN BRIEF l Mrs James Bowen of Dorset vijited frlonds horo Saturday. . ' Tbo infant chlld of Mr and Mrs Louis Rickort ls dangorously Ul. Mrs A. E. Hubbard of Rutland is spending Now Yoar's wlth frlonds In t own. Mrs Robort Jolmson of Oardnor, Mass., is visiting friends jn the vil logb. Mrs D. A. Rifenburg and son lcft Slonday morning to pass a fow weeks with her parents in Middlebury, N. Y. William H. Nichols has boen in Hoosick Falls sovoral days puttlng in 'eloctrlewiros for lighting a houso now in process of orcction tbcro. Miss Ircno Gravos is spending tbo holiday season wlth relativcs in Pitts field, Mass., and Miss Sally Graves is with relatives in Hoosick. Stephon Gleason of Woodford, woll lcnown in this village, is conflncd to liis houso as the rosult of Injurlcs ro ccivcd whllo falllng on tho leo a few days ago. Tho Fortnlghtly meeting will occur this weok Saturday, January 3, 1003. Subjoct, "Our Nolghbors and Their "VVays." Chalrman of the aftornoon, Miss H. L. Norton. List of lotters reraainlng uncalled lor in tho postomYC for tho week cnd ing Dooember 30: Wm Burgoss, Chas Davis, A. G. Smith, H. W. Thomp son, Mrs J. Frahcls AUlston, Miss Sadie Dovcnburgh, vMlss Ellzabeth Lacassc. Tho B. B. B. class 7 of tho Baptist Bible school was ontortatned by thoir toacher from 7 untll 0 Monday evon ing. This was tho uhith annual ro coption of tho class. Tho class prize, a sot of boxing glovos, was awardod to James McLaren. A ninnbor of perspns in the villago havc received from Jolm L. 'Flagg, now a rosident of New York, copios of a book of poems recently issued by hlm. Ho was formorly clork of tho United States Senato and a frequent visltor to this villago. Mr and Mrs Olin Scott gavo a din jier yesterday in honor of Frank Houso and Mrs Beebe of Coburg, Ont., who aro visiting Georgo B. Lawronce and wife, tho lattor being a daughtor of Mrs Beebe. Tho invited guosts in ad dition to thoso abovo mentioned woro Mr Lawronce and wifo, Georgo Albro and wife and Mrs Lyman W, Clark. Ipn' Klicumatlc PilU nbsolutcly curo rhcu. matltm&ucuralgia Enllrelj vcgctable. Safe ood ClTTEH for sale, nearly new, blauk T cts and robes, cbeap. jofm lllckert. 'W'XSTKn. Glrl for general housnwork tY apply to Mrs George II. Jepton, 8oott St. WAJiTKDi-Wood chbppen. -Apply to C.rant Harbour at I. K. Olbson's store. FUR We can givQ yoa bettei val ne for your money thnu nny regular Furstoro iii tbia section of the couutry. ' ANICE D0GSK1N COAT FOR $38.00 M AUSTRALIAN CALF COAT FOP. $20.00 A saving to you of at leant $5.00 un overy coat. JRITCHIE 6LQGK - BENNINGTON Miss Mary Hlckoy wont to hor homo in Danby to spend Christmas. Arthur McNaugnton is visiting a sistor in Mechanlcville, N. Y. Mr and Mrs T. Harry Southall woro in Pittsfield Suuday visiting relatives. Bradford Godfroy, son of Mr and Mrs Fred Godfroy, is Ul wlth diph therla. Miss Loulse T. Purdy of Manchester is spendlng a week as the guest of Mrs H. L. Stlllson. WaltcrPatterson, Frcd Rlckert and Fred Knapp, all formor employes of tho Valontlno Knittlng company, have socured posltlons in tlio Brooks Knit tlng mlll at Cohoes. Danlol B. Keeler, for som tlmo su perlntendent of tho Glover Knittlng ralll in Waterford, N. Y., has been appolnied suporintendent of tho Brad ford Knittlng mlll of this villago. By'tho torms of tho last will and testnment of Mrs Patrlck Toomy, lato of Cohoes, the property, valuod at about $3000, ls dlvlded botween hor three chlldren, of whom William Toomy of this villago ls ono. Mrs John Lyons of Cohoes is executrlx. Tho houso on Church placo In North Adams In whlch Mr and Mrs C. Well ingThomas and Frcd D. Burt, who aro tcraporarlly in that city, havo rooms caught llro about 1) o'clock Sun day ovoning from a defectivo chlmney but tho blajto was soon oxtingulshed by tho use of hand chemlcals. Tho F. M. T. A. B. has olccted thcse ofllcers for tho comlng torm: Rev A. J. Barron, splrltual dlrector ; John Gibnoy, presldont; Davld T. Murray, vlco p'rosiilent; Herbort Daleyi record Ing secretary; John Meredith, corro pondlng secretary; Thomas Loughlln, tlnanclal secretary: Thomas Morris sey, treasurer. Superlntendont Hnnnon of the Sol diors' Homo wont to Chelsea, Mass, Monday, and took back to tho Massa chusotts Soldlors' Homo, Oyrus Prea cott, who dosertod from that instltutlon sovoral weeks ago and who, whon bd turned up horo, had both feot frozen and was othorwlso frost bittcn. Ho has fully rcoverod from tho olTects. Tho six-round sparlng match bo tween Goorgo F. Klnoaid of Hoosick Falls and P. F. Rocho of Westfield, Mass., at Academy hall last Friday ovoning was the best ever seen In town. The men are well matohed and both aro olovor boxors. Kinoald, liowever, had the best stnying power.s. Blows had no ellect upon him and h,o won out in the fourtli round. Edwhrd Illg gins was roforeo. About 200 wore prpsent. Mrs Frank Peckhum recoivod paln ful Injurios Friday evenlng, Sho was comlng aoross Main st when a slngle rlg In whioh wore Frank Smlth and Oscar Gates oame down Maln st at a fast galt. The wheels woro rubber tirod so that she did not hear it ln tlmo to get out of the wny and the young mon apparontly had not oh served her. Sho was struck, knooked down and drngged a short dlstanoe. Sho was up around tho houso Monday. The noxt attraution at the Opera House, nfter the performance tolnor row night by Vogel's minstrels, will Iw the popular Irish comedlan and sn-eet slnger, Andrew Mnck, ln. his latestcomedy success, entitled "Tom Moore, whioh he is playing this weok in New York olty. Tliis will be Mnck's first vlsit to Bennington since he be came a star, and local theatre patrons are anticipatlng hia appearanco hore with conslderablo pleasure. Mack's dato is January 20. Miss Mary Scott, daughtor of Mr and Mrs Charjes Scott of North-st, has been soriously ill for the past fort night with acuto inflammatlon of tho stomach, and it is thought sho will be compolled to undorgo an oporation in a hospital lieforo her recovory can bo complete. About two weeks ngo, ln attempting to swallow a peanut, Miss Scott sulTered sevoro paln and tho physiolan who was summonctR found that the little particlo had lodgcd in tho oesophagus and ho had somo dif flculty ln removing it. Her serlous illness followed. The January number of the New England Magazine opens with an ar ticle on "Boston's Playground Sys tem," by Joseph Leo, whose connec tion wlth many of tho publlc phllan thropios of Boston is guaranteo of its accuracy. The cvolutlon of tho play ground, from what its namo puro and slmp'lo Implios, to tho suporvised ath lotic fiold, gymnasium, and outdoor kindorgarten that shall wiold a correct mental and moral influcnco ovor tho city youtl, ls a problom as yot only partly solved, but what progress tho city of Boston has alroady mado and hopes to galn in tho futuro is Intorost Ingly shown by toxt and illustratlons. Kxpoauro to a sudi'en c'lmatlu cbnnRO produces cold In tbo bcail und ctarrh Is pt to foiiow. l'ro vl 'ed wlth B y'a Cr. am Tlntta youaronrmed ngalnBt Nsi-ni . Catarrh. Prlca f30 centa at rtiirirfsls. or E y Hrotlicig, D0 Wnrren Street, New York, will mall H Tbo Balm curcs Wltbout pain, dOfs not Irrltate or caue gpprzlng. It aprfads itne'f over an Irrltatn'l and snpry nurface. relif vlng Immcdhtcly tbo palnfuripflammatlon. o'cansoi and cures. t'rcnm Balm quickly curcs Ibocold. Joseph J. Daoy 11a homo from, Bos ton for tho holiday season. Miss Amy Surdam was the gucst of frionds ln tho villago Christmas. R. J. Ovips of Schencctady was hero ovor Sunday -visiting hls parents. Miss Sarah Little is passlng the holidays with hor brothor in Troy. Loster Nichols is homo from Brown Universlty spendlng the holidays. The graded school re-opens next Monday after tho holiday vacation. RussellC. Graves ls in Brattleboro for a fow days visiting friends thero. Miss Mary Thompson went to Arl ington and spent Christmas wlth friends. Dr Georgo Partridgo of Burlington came homo and spont Christmas with his mothor. John Parrish of tho R. R. Y. M. C. A. at East Deerflold, Mass., was homo for Christmas. Luman Novils and wlfo of Spring fiold, Vt., is visiting tho former's mothor horo. Hon A. B. Gardnor and Chas Bar bor of Pownal we're among the vlsltors to tho village Friday. Edward Wickwlro of New York was here Christmas visiting his aunt, Mrs Kato Green, on Imperlal avenuo. A social danco was givon at Armory Hall last night, Butts' orchostra of White Creek fnrnlshed the muslc. Frank McMahon from Troy and Chas Dwyer from Bollows Falls spent a part of last weok at thelr homes hero. Waltor Wells of New York, former ly a woll known shbo clork Of this place, is visiting friends in the village. Chas Rocho, supcrintondent of the Metropolltan Llfo Insurance company at St Albans, was homo for Chrfstmas. Charlos G, McNary, wifo and chll dren spent Christmas wlth hor parents, Mr and Mrs Androw Foster of Beech st. . Miss Mamlo Lonorgan, who was ln a Troy hqspltal sovoral weoks, return ed homo last Wednosday afternoou much Improved. Gorman & Ford's dranmtio company aro booked for a weok's ongagemont at Library Hall beglnning next Mon day evenlng, Jan. 6. Dr Chas F. Hoaloy aud Thomas J, Healoy came homo from New York and passod Christmas wlth their parents, Mr and Mrs M. C. Healoy. W. S. Wilkle, wifo ahd baby of Schenectady woro guosts of Mr and Mrs Wm MoDonald at Bennington Contr most ofjast week. Miss Florence Walbrldgo loft last week for Bainbridge, O., whore sho will spond soveral weoks visiting her slster, Mrs ttarold Harmon. James and Frank McDermott, Fraqk Guiltlnan, James Ryan, Jamoe Nolan, James Murphy all came from Sohoneo tndy and spont Christmas at their homes hero. Panl Goldsraith and wife of Troy were ln the village last week and re mained over Sunday visiting his brother, R. O. Goldsmith, and his mother and sisters. A special chartered oar fllled wlth young jieople came ovor from Hoosjck Falls last Thursduy to attend Piof Ilughes' twillghthop in Forestera' hall and all reported an eujoyable tlmo. A dinnor and entertainment will be given at the Y. M. C A. rootns this New Year's evenlng. There will bo muslc, and an address by Dr L. L. Daggott, president of the Assoolation Trainlng School at Sprlngflold, Mass. William Cronln, a luraberman, whllo chopping a tree on tho mountain ln Glastenbury, was struck by the tree ln falllng ln such a way that both arms and ono leg wore brokon. IIo was un dor tho fallen troo quito a white bofore he was discovered by hia assoointos. Tho Banner and Reformet' wishea all its readors a happy New Yoar. Thero aro more of them than woro ovor bofore cllcnts of a Bennington county nows papor and whllo most of thom aro.un known to tho writor, ho hopos to be como botter acquaintod as timo gooson. Tho fino momorial hall and tho Childs tavern at Wilmington woro ap propriatoly dedicated Monday even lng. Tho program includcd ilve-min-uto talks from formor and present resl dents, Intorsprscd wlth muslc and stereopticon.roproductlons of old-tlmo faces famillar to chlldhood. This momorial Hall and tavorn is tho no tablo gift Of Maj Frcdorick W. Childs, ono of tho most prominent citi :ons of Braltloboro. Vnrious mombors of tho Childs family havo beon noted for yoars for tlieir publio spirlt and gonor oslty, Nono havo beon moro public splrltcd than Maj Childs and his cousln Waltor. The most enthuslnstlc Domocrat ln southorn Vermont is Rol lln Childs of Brattleboro, raembor of tho natlonal commltteo from Vormont. Mr Childs is absolutely suro that Judgo Parkor of Now York will bo' tho Democratic candidate for prosldont and will be olccted. Stoii itt A neRlcctcd coilih Or cold may Icad to ser- li,a innhtol nrfnntr trnillilca Tlnn'f tnLp chanccs wben Foley'o Iloney and Tor alfurds poricct secunty irom ecriuua tueuis vi a kuiu. AT Miss Angolina Holloy of Dorset ls visiting hor slster, Mrs William B. Sheldon. Miss Joanetto and Mastor Arthur Porkins havo gone to Rutland to vlsit rolatives. Mrs May J. Allen is wlth her daugh tor, Mr9 H. G. Tabor ln Danby, for tho holiday season. Frod Konnon of Elmtra came homo last Wednosday and spont Christmas day among friends ln tho villago. Mt Anthony lodge, No. 13, F. and A. M., will work tho thlrd degrco at thelr regular communication noxt Tuesdny .evenlng, Jan. 5. Conslderablo lmprovements and ad dltions aro to bo made to tho residonco of LeGrandTibbetts at Hoosick. Con tractor J. T. Romington of this- placo ls to superlntoud tho work. I. E. Glbson foU on tho leo Christ mas mornlng and hurt hls head con sldcrably by the concusslon. Soveral othorpartiCs fel.l tho samo day but nono of thom got anything worse than ' a shaking up. ! Missos Katie Kelly, Mary Magoo, Anna and Bortha Green, Llzzlo Mc Mahon, Joslo Connors, Mamle Barron and Barron Fitzgorald, of Troy, loft Saturday aftornoon for St Albans, , whoro thoy will spend New Yoar's with Mrs Charles Grnnfiold, a sistor of Rev A. J. Barron of this placo. , A dlspatch from Washington an nounces that an annronrlatlon of $5000 has been mado for tho helrs of Thomas C. Prentiss, who porlshod ln St Piorro, Martinique, during tho Mount Poleo eruption. Mr Prentiss was a former residect of Vergennes and had friends who reslde ln this village. , Commences Friday, January 2d, 1903. Friday and Satiuday will be specially deyoted to tke selling ofWoinen's Siiits, Cloaks, Capes, Storni Coats, Skii'ts, Waists, Wrappers, Kinionas, Dressing Sacques, Lounging Eobes, Furs, Cliildren's l)resses and Cpats. PRICES ON ALL WINTER G00D3 ARE DOWN TO ZER0. We're botmd to freeze tbem out. For tbe past week Ve bare been yeiy bnsy ReclTicketing all tbe Blankets and Conifortables, Warni TJndenvear and Hosieiy, Flannels, Flannelettes, Robes and Skirts, Sweaters and Overjackets, Glores and Mittens, in fact ereiy article of Winter Apparel is now ready for you with a luclryr red ticket price. MONDAY, THE 5th, WE CLOSE ALL DAY ' for a general overhauling and Red Ticketing of all other. stocks, irre spective of seasonableness or saleableness. This Annual Clearance Sale the greatest sale of 'the year is to be most thorough in the.matter of price reduction. . Every Article on our three crowded fioors, from Carpets to Hair Pins, will be underpriced; seasonable and staple goods alike regarclless of desirability or cost. This is neither an "Hour Sale" or a "Ten Days Sale." Reduced prices will prevail till goods are sold, but as assortments in many in stances are necessarily limited, we advise you to Come Early. iBNNINGTON'S XJIS Frank Uurley was homo from the Albany Medloal coftogo for the holi days. Waltor A. Sponccr of Watorvllet ls passlng tho holidays wlth hls mothor in tho village. Miss Amy Cutlor, who is now toach ing school in Now York state, spont Christmas at hor homehore. Mr and Mrs E. D. Wintorstoin, who aro now located at Howarth, N. J., wore tho guosts of her parents, Mr and Mrs John Brant, over Christmas. All of tho Bennington colony in Schenectady, who could manago to so curo a vacation last weok, camo bomo for Christmas. Among tho number woro Dr Frank Gronnan, Wm Slocum, Frank P. Guiltlnan, Frank Ryan and Mr and Mrs Fred Tltus. In tho caso of Elwin Randall,' a resl dentof North Bennington, who was killed on tho Hoosick Valley and Ben nington Rallroad, December 20, Cor oner Tarbell has declded that tho rall road company ls ln no way responsl- ble for the doath of tho victim. In rosponso to sevcral Inqulrlos ro cently mado tho Bannor and Roformor would say that accordlng to tho ro port from tho Adjutant Goneral's of fice, Morrltt Barbor was retirod from activo servico at hls own requost aftor 30 yoars servico, Juno 30, 1001, with the rank of colonol ln tho rogular army. JlemU ShoUld Kcver Aclio. Nevor cnduro tbls trouble. Ubb at once tbo remedy that stoppcd U for Jlrs N. A. Wcb.tcrof Wlnnlo, V. 8he wrltn: "Dr Ktnn's Now Ltfo I'll's wbolly curr d mo of lck hcadacbes I bad suff rcd from for two yfars.' Curo Hcadarhe, Constipatlon, 1J11 lousness. 23c at O. E. Olbsou'a drug Btorc. Lette STORE Peter Harrington and wife spont last Sunday with his parents, Mr and Mrs German Harrington. Mrs F. E. Smlth and ' son, Mr and Mrs Fred Lyons and two children vis ited thoir slsters, Mrs EJraor Wait and Mrs C. S. Morso, last Friday. The Monday Evoning Euchre Clun met this week with Mrs William Root. Mrs Harriet Bradford is acting as substitute for Mrs Honry S. Bingham during the lutter's absence from town. Tho regular convocatlon of Mt An thony chaptor, O. E. S., will bo held noxt Wednesday ovenlng, January 7, in MasonicHall, when tho Installation of tlio nowly olected ofllcers will tako placo. Slxtb. Ccfrps Post, No. 112, will hold a joint installation of ofllcers wlth SlxthCorp3W. R. C. on Saturday evenlng, January 3. Suppor will be served at 0 o'clock and a camp fire will bo served after tlio Installation sorvicos. Tho local banks begln tho new yoar in good shape. Tlie First National will dlstrlbute a flvo por cont dlvldend to Its stock-holdors, and mako on ad dition to Its surplus. Tho Bennington County Natipnal distributes thrco por cont and carrlos S400 to lts surplus ac count. Tho Savlngs bank de.clares 1 por cent dlvldend and will add about $1200 to lts surplus funds. About 100 raembors and young per sons of tho Methodlst church and con grogatlon at Fair Havon surprised tho pastor, Rov J. A. Atwell and wifo at the parsonage Friday evenlng. A beautiful Christmas glft was prosont ed in tho name of the young peoplo by A. L. Mincli, conslstlng of a finp chlna dlnner set of 138 pleces. A STEADY 1NC0IWE Sfclnryorcommlsslonpnld weckly. -Our 12 0 oore nursery requlrea loonl and travcUntr ug ents OTCrywbcre to dtsiwso of Its producta. A Wo seed llno. WU1 arraoge for wholo dr part tlme. Outflt freo. .We Ruarnnteo profltable V,r2 P'easant cmployment tbo ycar 'round. Wrftetodayforspeolal torms. Brown Brothers Company, Rochester, N. Y. A. R. 8 THE Rutland Optician WILL BE AT H. G. Juck's, West Arlbgton Tucs day p. ra. and Wednesday a. ra., Jan. 0 and 7, tnd at C. A. Flcld's, Enst Arllng ton from AV'ednesday noon to Saturday, Jan. 7 to 10. All nccdlng GLASSES should see hlm. No chargo for tcfting. THIS REMEDY 1 ture to 43IVE Satisfactlon Ely's Cream Balm GlTtaltollef at oncp. It cleanses, soothcs and bcals tbo dls eased membrnno. It curcs Oatarrb and MSSSol.tSS! COLD 'N HEAD lt ls absorbed. Iloals and I'rotcots thoMom brano. Restores the Sonses of Taste and Smell. FullaUoSOo.atDruirBlsls or by mall. Trial Slze 10c bv mall. ELY DKOTIIERS. 68 Warren St.. Xew Yor Owlnirto tbn hlrrh nrln ttt coA t fli.ill nnlr clcan carpets llondaya and Tburedsys of earb week, u. T. Cotirei: Steam Carpet Clcinlna Workp.