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BANNER m REFORMER
JtetoTGTON, VT., THURSDAT, DEOBMBER 24, 1'903, NO. 48. f v & mmi ftnp MMbr Trul I Look out what Company You Keep, a Man or Woman Is no Better than His or Her Friends, BtvNN 1NGT0N 4. flMte 'flteA y 1r WP n KMnrn mmf ' f4kanaH Mt lB''lB Fi- t1 svjxrtttzrssen. fc M . s lf nfak ) ! LAfC HrSTV AV1S HALL. II i nmHl. mmm unra t) 5, 19. t Mm. MKHk Vt. W in wiat Ml xt ta 'iMtkiti rdv!i i ad m Brr iwtt Hr eT.Pd 'iib oCr, h wra. k Hr dtnwfcMi Hl Vl- liiw Ttt AUwrta wkMr b uwgiit hool ailagt eoufNi. Lntor )m va fi f hk tlw M) luuiwn Irw of 1 MH m MrtirwblB iraa forrnwd iM 4m M ina m Vernon, llull A r.jr, 4ie Mptay?i of whloh bi 4fc . r-'tjry wa Uhm in iu iu- te bfoMfei-lR-lri, Trencr W. fwic ia KaUiur liuslnws.- tor ft jmm Mr. IlalJ wft on of thoboartl ml iAKrnn tfte Vermont JHittual Iwimi eoHr,ian.'' and nUo Kii acM Vh- mtnv Mtot:k Itj mmm MKf&Hk. Ic lSSn Mr Flill wt4i m htokMr NUto)el, purobaoed jhx nH at North Dm- ftMlW h4mh .'n Um vil'sge of North .... m ky n K nltcu ihioh Ume k.MM iMt Hk kr Mveral wrH aVVtl Me( of ctriuor of the ' Vcr Wi Rl (orml BWNy for Beaaiw mb aair, ikat ot Qiiorli.n Ih 4w rtMiifftoA Bn'U Monuraetr' and AiiHiSwl Mweiaiioo. Xr. llU mu oln-Ume Uliitr rfcjMr-r W kamte fof Henry my KHinn, t-Jrilj vorklnj) for or JwiMtl of his wjrt in MVaral riiA Im) jwvw liad time a in clifeUio for pot (kal )rfrtufxit. Jk pioiw4 pconouoeed lllorarr f WM f fc t Kjwwh Qttzen Who nuch. - tH.uahl ooatribtitlons '"i U aa xbau(lf HaUI of HvanlDnton i-..i ' for U Bwkshiro rMr '. ..., nd tn Verniont itr at MtkftUHr. Vr- Vok- ..il.. r tHtnir ftB refuU by Matf 'k !.)! thwiUlm mai Ih tbe S ni Mav'iw "f Amfrican HU- , t Aprii Iw2 thaia bo ijr of New .. k triNMi undrr fol. John Will ' ivali prt ia tb BiMtle aml aliiid pliic of Itwvolution- Hr Hall uatlad mltti the Conirresrat- ..! edarch In Benainjrton in 185S. ' Uurttlaw nntil 1806 h was sup wiinnBi of ttf Sunday 3cbool of hm Chmrth. Itpon bis removal to North BtainjrWM in lEfl6 h wss fore Mrt in ottranixation of tl)6 Church wd Snadar 8cbool Uiero. iMr H!l ba always had tlyj keenost intotMt ia U adranoement of Ben nington and North Bennington tnater lnil sd educaUonally; has beon rh- ol truatro aml preaulent of tho Ncwih Bennington Library Assoclat iuo. Mr liail murrM Carolino E. TbMetMM- of Bennington 1S47. Thoy enVbrmted tbeir ifolden weddin' in IWJ. Tbir oJilUlren were flvo in aaabnr. Ellaal).. wife of Honry T. Cnabman, Charles Henry. Hiland, Cnralie H., Wllllam Carroll. Of hia enildren Mrs Cusliman, Carolino (Mrs Matii-KHi ) and eleven prandihlldron Mrrive hlm. NORTH RUPERT Mr Wobtor Towsley roturned last MiNtday from Boosick, .where sho has irtM iopiln u fow dn-ys with hor un rks, Henry Wood, who is qultj sori (Ntiily 111. Arehle Barnon wlio has boon in Wal Unirfortl for a fow wcoks past, Is in town. A nunilxr from here nttonded tho 'lMme wnnninjr" t tho Dorset Inn, aml tvjiort a vory enjoyablo time. It oould not m oteonvise with Mr and SIm Georjro Barrows as host and lMlst'SS. Klossit Ilwd waH quito badly bit ten by a dog whilo on her way to sehool Monday morning. Sorace Winehester was home from Bennington soveral dajH during the UojfOM niurder ti'ial, but returned there Dec. 21. Kdward FLsh of Ira, Vt., Issoppini,' a few dayx at Edward Leach's. Mlss Mildred Black of Troy Confer enw academy, Poultney, ts home for the hollday vacation. Brwin Roberts and Joseph A. Well wood of Dorset were in town Saturday Mr O. P. Black has beeu ntoppirig for several days with Mrs Isaao Mayo of Kutland, who is very ill with ner vouh prostratioh. A largo stock of holiday' goods at Goldsmlth's, C00 Main st. Toys, books, gatnos, dolls, etc. - A Tlmely Toplc. At this bobsuu of couRha ntd colds it is well to know that Feloy's Uoney snd Tar is tho Rreatost tbroat and lung reoiedy. It curos quickly and prevsnta erioua reaulta from a cold. For salo by 0. A. Qulnlan. SCH00L CHRISTMAS TREE. Inltrtiting Extrcljti- Frlday t "South Shafts bury School. A flne time was onjoyed by all con neoted with the vlllage scliools of Soutli Shaftsbury on Friday aftornoon of last week. The young peoplo, under tho guid anee of the teachers, arranged for a Chrlstinpa treo whieh prove'd a groat suecess for it was exceedlngly well fllled with prosents ann croatly on joyed by tho young ieople. The prlnolpal was the happy recipl ent of a flne comb and bruah spt, also a very nice ink set, as well as aoveral otlier useful and beautiful souvenoirs of the friendship of his pupils. In a few choaen words, Mr Dinmore expressed his appteciation of tho IfifWt themsolves und of the spirit thoy manlfeet. The sohool was presented by Mr Dinmore with a oopy of the famous plcture, "Calling the Ferryman," whioh is to decorate the walls of the schoolroom. The other ttfaohors and sohools were also well rotnombored and , it ia oarnestly hoped tljat' the friendship and barriiony n6w existlng, may be oontinued and inareased and will eventually becom'e apparent in the ennobling of tho youDg peoplo who are now in tlie formatlve perlod of their livee. G. M. ROWELL NOT AT FAULT Says Erskinc Was the Rcsponsible Party. Geo M. Rowejl formerly of ,this plaee and reoently of Burlington who was here several weeks anv selling ac cident iBSurance polioles klilcli failed u appear has wrjtten to Wjferal looal friendg exylaioinfr tttiiafitttlsn with the matter. Mr Rowell states that he worked un der the diroction of tho state agent whose namo is Brskine and as fast as he got business he turned over. he money oolleoted und the applicn ions to Erskine as dlreoted to do by the company. Erskine is now reported to have Hod the state with tho money collected by all looal agente and his wheroabouts are unknown. The oompany has tukon up tho matter and is trylng to looato Erskine. Mr Rowoll statosthathe supposed the policlos woro forwarded from tho home oflico and the llrst ho knew to tho contrary was when the facts 6f tho nonappearance of the policlos was prlntod in tho nowspapers. Ho'declaros that th'ose who bought insuranoo of him will bo repaid all thoy put in if they do not receivo thoir pollcies. Noticu AdvurtistTH All udvertlsements for tho Evoning Banner and notices of change raust bo at tho oillce tho day beforo they are to bo used. Advertlseraents for the -kly Ban ner and Reformer and changes of copy must bo in tho oflico not later than Tuesday noon of each week and earl ier is desirablo during the holiday season. , Frank E. Howe. ARRIVED TODAY Fresh tiolly and Laural You Should 8e Our Leatr In BOSTON FERNS At 15 cents each, wortli moro money. We give the S. & H. Tradlng Stamps. HOLTON, The Florlat' jji School Strect. Bennington, Vt Call And Give Yotir Orders For Nursery 3tocK, Garden ana Furm Sccds, Ornumental Shrubery, etc. Spring dollvery. C. Ainsworth, 3ii W Main St., Bennington, Vt. OASTOXlIAi ACCOUNT INVOLVED Town of Shaftsbury Holds Special Meetin.g. L00K1NG FOR MONEY. Committce Appointed to Attcmpt to Straightcn out thc Trcas urctcr's Books. The votcrs of Shaftsbury met in a speclal meotlug in Cole hall at South Shaftsbury Tuesday ofternoon. Thoy wore called to hear tho reports of the solectmen rolatlvo to the in volvod accounts of Myron Barton, lor many years town treasurer. According to tho reports. submitted, after.a thorough oxatntnation, thero is an apparont discrepancy offl,800. No ono diargos Mr Barton with any dishonesty, but in keeping tho books over a long terra of years tho accounts liavo bccomo so mixed that tho town is flndingdifllculty in flguring out matters so that a now start can bo made. At the meottDg, a committoe conslst ing of C. II. Hawkins and M. M. Doan was appointed to thorougbly oxamlno the bdoks, to consult with tho trustoo of the public money and seo if tho mat ter can be figured out. This couimittee is to report nt tho an nual meeting in March, and if necos sary aro empowered to omploy oxports to go through the books. F. OF A. ELECTION. At Tht Annual Mettlng lltld Monday Evtn Ing. The Koreetr8 of Amerlca elected tho following ollicors Monday ovening for the enBuing year: P. C. R., Frank Wahlquist; C. R., Mathew Mabar; A. C. R., Charlos Car roll; S. W., Daniel Merriam; J. W., Jesso Mattison, S. B., Wllliara How. ard; J. B., Perry Gardnor:F. S., Jas. HornIdgo:R. S.. M.W. Collins; T., M. C- MoKeon; L., J. L. McGurk; 3rd T., Eugeneprahan. v DORSET The village schools closed Friday Deo 18 for a vacation of threo weoks. In the e Vening nn .entQrtainraent' was givon in School Hall by the pupils whioh was largely attonded. Tho pro gram arranged was satisfautorily car rled ouj. The muslc for all tho exor cises was furnishedi by Miss Helen Weeks, a pupil ip the grammor room. The following is tho program: March.' Song Santa Clause Has Como to Town. Quotntlons. Song Oh, Como All Ye Faithful. March. Recitatlon Wlnifred Manloy. Dialogue with Songs Santa Clause' Busy Day. Song I'm as Happy as a Bird. Dialoguo So Did I. Recitatlon Louis Wade. Dialogue Pearl's Chrlstmas. Song, Who Wouldn't Sing Anna and Wlnifred Manloy. Recitatlon , George Stannard. Dialoguo What Can tho Matter Be. Recitatlon Anna Manloy. Song Merry Bells are Ringing. Dialoguo . The Slck Doll. Dialoguo Little Womon's Chrlst mas. Song Jolly Santa Clause. Stocking DriU. Dialogue " A Letter from Santa Clause. Recitation Ruby Harwood. Arrival of Santa Clauso. Distribution of Gifts. Miss Kathryn Breman is spending tho holidays at her home in Poultney. Tlie annual meotlng of the Congro gational society was held Tuesday ovening. Tho illustrations for tho "Rovolt of Sophla Lano" by Mary Wllkins Free man in tho Decombor Harper's maga zlne aro by Edwin B. ChiM a. sammer rcsident of Dorset. HOUSE ON FIRE. Wonun's Prompt AcUon Sved Houie From Dcttruclion. A bud iiro at tho homo of C. B. March on North street was narrowly avorted Tuesday morning about 4:30. Mrs March was awakened by the crackliog of flamos and fouhd that the chimney.was burning out and' had Bet flro to tho woodwork, whieh was blaz ing llorcely within a few inches of some draperios and other intlammablo ortl clos. Had Mrs March walted to call for helpitwould havebeen too late, but by rushing for wator instantly, she was ablo to put out tho dangerous part of the 11 re in time to save tho bouse. Later she took out slx hods of burning soot from the bottom of the chimnoy. BENNINGTON BRIEFS - Iteiri of the Town nml Vlllnge Told ' Brleflr For Uuiy Itcader n A, B. Gardner and Miss Winni Gardnor of Troy wero guests of Mr nnd Mrs H. W. Myers Mbnday. Tho marriago of Miss Clara Louise Sherman, oldest daughter of Mrs A. P.'Childs toRalph Lancaster-Smith of St Louis will tako'placout tho homostead in Castleton January 20, 1001. After tho marriago thoy will ro sido in Sprihgfleld, Mass.. At tho First Baptist chureh Christ mas will bo celobrated Sunday morn ing and evening. Spccial rausic . un der the direotion of Prof H. W. Downs at both sorvicos. A novol Christmas fcaturo will be introduced into tho Sunday school program at 12 o'clock. You aro invited to thoso sorvicos. Tho Semi Annual olectlon ot olHcers of the Epworth Leaguo of the M.'E. church will be held in the chui ch par lors to night. D. N. Bucknor of Boston was here recently gathering statistics in rogard to the number ' of foreignors in tho jails, almshouses and institutions in Bennington couDty. Tho Home Trading Stamp Co held another meeting Monday night. Somo speoial businoss was Iransacted and the meeting was adjourned to the llrst Monday in January. Saturday evening a daughter of Daniel Crimmins of Grovo St was lighting n lamp and in some way the laco ourtains caught flro. Mr Crim mins happened tObo just, coming in from his work and ho oxjbingnlshed the flamos boforo much damage was done. Itwas a fortunate oscape from a bad opening. WOODFORD Jamos Dinwiddio returned Monday for jury duty at the county court in Bennington. Carlton Garrotson, formerly of Pov nal, and twico a toacher in Woodford, Is now editor of The Sun, Tocoma. Wash. Flpyd Livingston, formorly a work man in town, who went away because of illness, has como back improved in health and Is working tor Evans fe Bugbco in Dunvlllo. Mrs John B. Knapp is passing the wlntor with Mrs Mina Sharts, her nioce of Somerville, Mass. Henry Collson has been in town again and gone bacic east. TheY. P. S. C. E. and Sundoy school will hold Christmas exercises in the Union church. It's quite a sllppery time for saints as well as sinnors, to staod on sllp pery places. Mrs Maria Cutler an aged lady fell on the ico Tuesday and sustained quite serious injuries to one limb apd slde A physlciap was called s4 onee Mrs Cutfer will be laid up several days. John Belrose offlicted with lameness has gone to South Shaftsbury to see his wife wbo is yet snffering from pro tracted illness. Miss Ida Bowles is a guest of Mrs George J. Knapp of Bennington. Lona Bowles will take tho part of "Mrs Murdock" in a draraa soon to bo presented by tho S. of V. at Will iamstown, Mass. Jesso Bugboo bas sold ono of his span of largo black horsos to Wliliaui J. Phelan of Bennington. A son of Win. Reed of White Creok has bcen in town buying njink, sable, coon, fox, skunk and mushrot skini. He would llko a fow bruin polts, Anso wheca artthau? MRS.R0GE RS HYSTERICAL Convicted Murdercss Is All BroKcn Dowru CRIED ALL NIGHT. State Bought Stella Bates Tickct to Troy vvhitHcr She Wcnt Tuesday Night. Moaning hysterlcally by spells tho-. sobblng vlolently and tosslng about her cot Mary M. Rogers spent the first night after her eonvlctlon of the niur der ot her husband. After sittlng for two weeks in opea court with most braen effrontry the soparation from horclmm Stella Bates' when tho latter was dischavged f rora custody Tuosday afternoon broke her down completely and she has not re gained composure sinco. Deserted by hnr forinor f rlends and alone in the horror of hor sltuation she for the first time realizes her pos ition and perhaps begins to feel some thing ot tho enormity of her crlme. When first told that Stella Bates was froe sho refused to believo it until, Stella bogan to prepare to leave the jail. Mrs Rogers then nearly faintecl and shricked and toro her hair in agony. Stella Bates assisted Mrs Russell in soarohing Mrs Rogers' person, remov ing her corsets on accounl ot the steel9 and taking away hairpins, straps, pins, and everthing with which she could harm herself. Stella Bates when she hoard in court that the caso against her was nol prossed did not know wbat the words meant until told by the sboriff. She could then hardly bolleve the truth as she was fully oxpecting to bo tried and to go through an ordeal similar to what Mrs Rogers had had. When she reali2ed that she was freo to go as sho ploased she said sho wanted to loave Bennington at once and nover see tho old town agaln. Tho court ordered a tlcket to Troy bought for her and sho left for that city Tuesday evening. She was es corted to the statlon by an offlcer. Lcon Perbatn docs not yet realize the punishment he will get for his crimo. He thinkshe will get off with seven or eight years in prison and is happy and contented. SUHDERLADH Mr and fr3 E. A. Graves are ttav ing at their homo again thelr neigh bors are vory glad lo welcomo them back, J. Hill has moved into the house once occupied by his father the late J. J. Hill. School began in the Chisselvllle dlsr trict on Monday, Miss. Marguiretta Graves as toacher. School indistrict No. I did not be gin od Monday as expecled on accouut of quito a number of the scholars be ing exposed to tho small-pyx. CAMBRIDGE. Miss Graco Anderson who- is- teach ing in Ottawa Canada is home- for tho holidays. The;;. annual Charlty Ball of the Cossoha Ciub will be held in HuKbard hall Wednesday evening Dec 30f MrsA II.. Greon of Shushan was in town one day last week. TO CUHEACOLl) IM ONEJUAV, TaSe Loi&tlve Uromo Qulnlne Tablels, All druip.'lsts retund tho money It lt fallstoourr, F. W. Orove's Rittnature on each box. Klc. A Card. Wo, the undoreignod, do hereby agreo to refund tbo monoy qo a SOcent Iwttle of G-oeno.8 Warraotod Syrnp of Tar if it faila to curo yaur cougb or uold. Wo alao guarantoo a cent bot tle to prove satisfactory or morcy rc fuoded, J. T. ShurtlofT, J. M. Ayres, O. E. Glbson. B. A. Quinlan, Bennington. C. IL Houghton, North BenniriRton. C. R. & A. ii. nawkins, So. Shaftsbury. O. E. Adams, Arlicgton. E, G. Woodwortb, O. E. Adams & Cat East Arlington.