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BENNINGTON BANNER W REFORMER.
VOL. LXlil ? BENNINGTON, VT., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1903. NO. 49. M en are often Called "Brother" in Church and Lo.dge Roqm who are More Frequently Referred, to as "It" in Other Public Places They HabituaUy Frequent BENNINGTON ECURITY COMP'Y Acoepts funds In trust, aljow ing 4 per cent on same. Acts asogentin purchaso and sale ofstocks, bonds, real estate etc. Manages estates, actlng as executor, administrator, guardian,etc CAPITAL A S2S.OOO SURPLUS S 5,000 DIRECTORS: B. C GRAVES, C.M.CRAYES Prealdent Vlce-Prej. 0. M. BARBER W. R. IIAQEN yR. C. TURNER N. Y, Rcp., W..H. Hagcn, 59 Wall St Bennington County NATIONAL BANK Capital $100,000. Offliers JOIIN H.HOLDEN; Prcaldent. A. K. 111011 IE Vlce Frosldent. " CtEMEKT II. CONE, CasbW, Bennington, Vt. Transnct a general banklng business, pays iutereston certi ficates of deposit. at the rate of 3 per cent if allowed to remaiu three month$. DIRECTORS ' I. E. Gibson, J. S. Holden, Wtm E. Hawks, N. M. Puller, A; lt Ritchld, J. T. Shurtleff, C. W. Thatcher. FIRST NAT'L BANK OF NO BENNINGTON CAPITAL $1GO,'000 SURPLUS and PROPITS $75,000 KESOURCES $500,000 Mo9t centrally located for oountry business and is always ivady to receive new account3. It is one of tbe oldest and strongest Banks in Vermont, and trausacts a general bank ing businesB. J. G. MgCULLOUGH, Presideni. S. B. HALL, Gashiar. Call And Give Your Orders For Nursery Stock, Gardon aba Farm Steds, Ornamontal Shrubery, etc. Sprlng dellvery. C. Ainsworth, 31 x Wliain St., Bennington, Vt. Netlco. Dcc. 23rd, 1903. Hoadquartera Co K. 1st Reg. V. N. O. Tbe members of Co K. will assemble for drlll, at tbe Armory, on Tuesday January 5 1804. Per ordor. R, C. Graves, Captaln'anjd'g. Bennington Oounty 8arln JDmIj. Tho annual meetlntt of tbe corporators of tho Bennington County Bavlnirs Bank wlll be beld st tbe offloe of aald Bank ln Ita bank bulldlng In Bennington, Vt , on the flnv Wed nesday, (Bthday) of Jannary. A. D., im. t to o'clock p. m., for tbe purpose of electhur a board of tnmeea for the year ensulair and tbe trantaotlon of any other baslneu found neecisary when met, especlally to fUl vacan rtea ln the number of corporators and to alter and rertso tbe by4aw. C. II DKWEY.Secretory. Dated at Bennington, Vt., No r. 25, 190 1. Uwi The annual meettng of the stockholder of the Ftrat Natlonal Uank of Bennington, Vt. will be beld at the banklne rooms on Tneaday Jan. 12, 1001, atjio o'clock a. m , for tbe jrar noxe of eleotlnit a board of dlrectors for tbe etwnlnftyear. i. A, tsitAVES. Cosbler, Bennington, Vt Deo. 9, 133. ' TO PRISON TOM0RR0W Mrs. Rocrs' Last Niht in Bennington. DOES'T EXPECTTO HANO Although Hcr Appeal for New Trial is Waived Expects Lcg islature to Commute. Mrs Mary Kogors and Leon Porham are to bo taken tomorrow to the stato prison at Windsor to explate tboir crlmo. Thursday night will botholr last in Bennindton, Sherlff Wilson and Deputy Sheriff Nash will accompany them and turn. thein ovor to the olllcers of tbo prison. Tbey are oxpected to leave bere,pn the 1:5") traln in tbp tnorning. The convlctlon and.sentonceof doath of Mrs Mary'RSgors recalls the fact tbat sho is tho secondthat has rcceived sentenco of death in tho Bonnincton cburt house : t? , xThe flrst-wa's Edson Fuller ' who 25 years ajro was sentencod to be hung for the dellborato murder of a man in Ueadsboro. Fuller was a man ,woll alonf,' in years and at that timo tho sentcnce would have probably have been carrled out only that Fuller took his own llfe- ' , ; He was boing h'eld in Jail hero pend in;; arguments for a new trial. Ono Sunday raorning tbo jailor goinr; to open lfls cell door fo und Fuller sus pendcd from tho cell door baving hung lilmself wlth a red handkerchlef. 1're vious to that ho had attemptcd to cut his throat but dld not succeed. Mrs RoRcrsmother I)ft her probably for tho" last tirae Tuesday noon. Tbe sentenced woman sbowed more emot ion at that tlino than sho has sinco she has been in jail. Later in the ufter noon sho showed more and for some tlme was in tears. She is beginning to roulizo that she is in a bad situation as there is apossibility tbat the leglsla turo may not commute ber sentenco to life imprisonment. She is considt rably east down over nothearing anything from Stolla Bates sinvo she loft jail. Mrs Kogers dld not think that Stella would desert her so quickly. It is reportcd that Stella iiates did not remain with her sister in Troy only ono cight, but that tho noxt day she went to a small village down the Huduon wbere she is not known, and whero 6ho will have a chance to redeem her character. MRS. ROGERS. TO HANO. Stnttnctd to be Exccuted at Windsor on Frl- day, FcbriMry 3, 1905. Before a crowd that fllled the court room to tho doors, at tho opcuiug of court Tuesday morning, Mary Rogers was sentenced to be hanged by the neck until dead, and Leon Perham to be confined at bard labor in the state prison at Windsor for the rest of his life. Mrs Rogers' exeoution is ordored,to becarried out on the ffrst 'Ffiday ln Februarj, 1005 in the prison yard at Windsor by the 3heriff of Winusor couhty. Her attornny waived tbe reapond ent's exceptions. This means tbat tbe caso will not be carrled to the lupreme court and that nothing will Interveno to prevent tho executlon of Mrs Kog ers, save an appeal for a commutation of tho sentenco, to tho legislature of 1004. Mrs Rogers and Leon Perham were' led into the dock by Sheriff Wilson and Deputy Nash. Perham looked tircd and palo, but Mrs Rogers maintained the samo de meanor wblch was hers durlng the tri al. Stato's Attorney J. J. Shakshobep informed tho court that the two re spondents were in court and asked tbat sentence be imposed. Perham aroso, and the court an nouncod that ho should bo confined at hard labor in tho state prison at Wind sor for the term of his natural life. Perham's eyes seeraed about to flll with tears but ho turned and looked out of the window and galned control of hlmself. Mrs Rogers was tojd to staofl and was asked by County Clerk Cushman if there woro anv reasons why the sen tonco of tho lawsh'ouJdndt be imposed. First one hand and thon the other was ralsed to her temples and sho an swered ln a choked tono, her words scarcely intolligable: "I'm not guilty!" Judge Watson then pronounced the death sentenco in tho lollowlng words: "Tho sentenco of this court is that you, the sald Mary M. Rogprs, on the first Friday of February,1005, betwoen the hours of one and two o'olock of the afternoon of sald day, wlthin the walls or enclosed. yard of the stato prison at Windsor, in the county of Windsor, to bo hanged by tho neck untll dead. "And it is ordered thata warrant bo issued by the clerk of the county court within and for the county of Benning ton under the seal of sald court, to the sheriff of sald Windsor county, com manding said shorlff to cause sald sentence to be carrled into effect. "It is also the sentence of this court that in the mean time, you, tho said Mary M. Rogers, bo confined iu sald state prison at hard labor, untll with in the three months of said timeof said exocution. "And that during the said three monthst noxt prlor to said time Axed for said oxecutton and uj to. thajlime of said Jxccutionf yout'the djMary M Rogers, bo' conllned fn slilltary confinement in sald stato prison. "And, may Qod have morcy on your -During the pronouncomont of tbe sentence Mrs Rogers stood motionh'ss with her eyes turned toward the win dow at the west end of tho court rooih, and not manlfestlng tbo slightest sign of emotion. Tho crowd could bo heard tp gasp and draw a long breath of a'stonlsb mentwhen thoy knew that death by hanglng was tb be Mrs Rogers' lot, but the llfe sentenco for Perham was rauch moro unoxpocted, for tbp people at Inrgo seemed to have galned ani:n prossion that his sentence would be llKht. For murder in the second dogree there can be no sentenco but llfe imprisonment. C. E. ROSENBURY Dled at Hli Homt In Pownal Novtmbt r 30. Chaunoy E, Rosonbury died at his home, Nov. 30, at the age of 80 years, aftcr un Illness of two weeks. The causejof his death was heart fallure. Tho funoral was held at the house Wednesday afternoon atl o'olook and was largely attended by friends and relatlves. Rov Owen James, pastor of tho Oongregatlonal church ofllclatod Tho burlal was ln tho fainily lot ln tho Gardner cemetry. MrRosonburir was born ln Petors burg, on tho farm which was clearcd in the early days of our countrv and set- tled by the orlgnal Rosonbury famlly and which Is now owncd by S. J. Ml dred. Ho was tho youncestof nlno chlldren and married Miss Colestla Mattlson dauchter of Mr and Mrs Al- pha Mattlsen, snd has slncs made his home ln Pownal. Whlle Mr Rosenburv was a nros- porous farmar. he has held many pos- Itlons of reapOnslbility in the town, belng Justlco of tho Peaco and Grand Juror for many yoars,proving faithful and trne in eash, Hewas hiirhly esteemed bv all who knew him, and had few if any enemles. The deceased loaves a widowto whom be was a devoted husband, and to ber his doath is a severe bcroavemeht. TO MOVE HOUSE. nwal ,pf AIUUon..Rtltvc tp t(n Mon.u- rncni rropcny. It Is probable that at the comlng an nual meeting of tho Battlo Monument and Historical sooiety that some actlon will be taken about moving the house occupied by the Janitor, to a polnt somo distanco west of tho prc- sent site. A commlttee was appointcd severul yoars ago to make somo provision for a new location but as yot havo not been able to select one that was satls factory to all. Thdmas Vall of Troy, whose summer home is adjacent to tho grounds has made soveral proposltlons but none havo yet been accopted. Women lovo aclear, boaltby complex ioo. Puro blood makes it. Burdock Blooil Bittors makes pura b ppd,- MAKES LOVE IN COURT Mrs. Moffat Weeps on Her Husband's tNeck. IN POISONING CASE. Joseph Mears, Ihc Principal Wit ncss, Brouht HcrcToday from. Windsor sPrison. The trial of Mrs Moffat of Sandgate for tbe alleged attempt J; .gftison ber nusoanu proves even more Intcrestlng than expoctcd. Mrs Moffat appears ln. eourt wear ,tng a brilllant blue volvqV gown and a new nat of tho latost pattern. Whon tho testlraony appeared to tend strongly agalnsther, Mrs Moffat leans over and weeps on her Iiusbar.d's shoulder. Although sho is accused of trylng to murder hlm by a rnost cruel and dlabollcal roethod, hor husband cpmforts and caressesher. Mr Moffat, during his examinatlon by Mr Batchelder, told the circum stances of tho alleged poisoningv In January, ho, Mrs Moffat and Jos epb Mears attended a dnnco In Shu- shan. Moffat returaed home late at nlght but Mrs Moffatrcfused to accom pany (iltn and reaotied homo tho noxt mornlng ln company wfth Icars Moffat disoharged Mears and' Mrs MotTat loft her husband. WHh the hope of gettlng his wife backhomo, Moffat took Mears into his employ agaln. Mrs MolTat then vislted her husband ocoasloriallv. but dld not como to stay; she ncff.ken Uv-! ing at Mr Conkoy's in Sondgato. Mears dld tho cooklng. ln tho early part of Fobruary ho proparod somo pan-cakes for breakfast. Moffat ate them and shor(ly afterward becamo ill After breakfast Mears emptlod what was loft of the panoake batter Into a brook which runs near Moffat's house. Moffat, howevor, recovored. i It Is charged that "rough-on-rata" was mlxed with tbe pancako prepara tion. Friday nlght, February 21st, Mears returned from a trlp to Shushan and brought wlth hlm a hottle of whlskey which he gave to Moffat. Moffat took a good slzod drlnk when bowasgoing to bed and in a short timo was attacked with nausea and cramps. tie iook an antiuoio wnicn gavo nim rellef but ho continued to foel umvoil until Monday, when his married daughtor came to the houso and seni for a doctor. Tho doctor arrived Tuesday and symptoms of polsonlni' by corroslve subllmate were dlscov ered. Moffat seems inclined to favor his wlfe and to throw tho entlroguilt onto Mears. . During Moffat's examinatlon by Mr Batcholder, the defendant's attorney, Mr Molonoy objected to almost evcry other queatlon. Soveral witnessed -testificd as to tho relations betwcen Mrs Moffat and Mears. Rar Bentley, a Sandgate constable, assiited in the arrest of Mears and testlSed that Mrs Moffat was violently agitated when Mears was taken into custody, and shed many tears. Mrs Stella Conkey sald ln tes'ifying that whilo tho rcspondont was llving ather house, Moffat. camo there and asked Mrs Moffat to feturn and ' live wlth hlm and if she dld not, ho would take a dose which ho had tlxed up. Clarenco Mears, brother of Josoph hears, testified tnat he came to Ben nington wlth Mrs Moffat to see his brother and that on thoir return they walkedfrom Arlington to Sandgate, a distanco of soven mlles. Ho also sald that Mrs Moffat gavo hlm monoy to help pay Joe'slawyers and that she pald some of tho wltnesses. The trial of Mrs Allco Moffat wrs begun Tuesday mornlng. States. attorney J. J. Shakghober is assisted In tho prosecutlon by James K, Batchelder. The respondent Mrs Moffat, is de fpnded by Thomas W. Molonoy, of Rutland. After soveral cballongcs. from the counsel on both sidos tbe jiry was made up as follows: George Andrews Arlington; James C. Barton, Land grove; Franklin, Becker, Shaftsbury James Dinwlddie, Woodford; A. Johnson, Readsboro; Johnson M Mattlson, Shaftsbury; M. H, Moon Bennington; Waltor J. Patterson Pownal;,Arthur Perklns, Shaftsbury Melvln Tenny,. Searsburg; Hnrry Ward, Sunderland; Horace E. Wln chester, Rupert. - Mr Molonoy interposed a domurrer to tho Indictmont allegiog that it wus faulty through dupliclty, contalning two charges for oilonses, cnmmltted at dlfforent times. Mrs Moffat ls charged with attempt ing to poison her husband Philandor Motfatln March 1902, in corapllclty with Joseph Mears, by puttlng cor roslvo subllmato in a bottlo of whis koy (hat he.bad in a cupboard in the houso, and also by puttlng Routfh on rats ln his panoakes. At the December 'term of court last year Moars was cbnvicted, and sent enced to serve not more than 18 less than 15 years ln state prison. Counsel for Moars gained now ovi dence and submitted it to tbo grand jury ln Juno, with tberesult that Mrs Moffat was indtcted for compliolty ln tho attempt. Mr Moffat belloves his wife in' nocent. There was an argument on this do murrer, whict) was overruled. , , Phllander Moffat, the respondent's husband, was called to the stand and has just begun hU acconct of the at tempt to poison him, as alleged by Mrs Moffat. and hparamour, Joseph Mears. SUICIDE MYStERY Lewis Hill Kiiled liimself for Unknown Reason. Waterbury, Dec., 30: The autopsy shows that Lewis Hill whose body was found in a bay loft soveral days ago committed suiclde by taklng strych nine. Tho record book at Palmer pbarm acy shows tbat on December 24, H1H purchased 15 grains of strychnlne and tho analysis of his stomach shows tho prosooco of a largo quantity of that poison in that organ. Whilo evory effort has been mado to ascertain the cause of Hill's deatb, It romalns as groat a mystery as ever, Ho had been married only ten days and seomod vory happy. Ho ldssed his wife good bye when ho loft her Saturday noon, after dihner, andthelr rolatlons woro harmonious. Tnere was no llnuncial trouble, his flnancial affalrs bolng ln good shape, Tho only roason that seems at all rea- sonble is that it was due to somo meu tal troublo. BLAZEAT MIDDLESEX tlotel, Barns, Store and Dwelllng Houte Bum td Cauilnj A Lou of $10,000 Middlesex, Dec. 80. Fire late yes- terday afternoon destroyed tbeMiddk' sex hote'l and barn and Nichola's store and dwelling house, which waslocated next to tho hotol. Tho flre was discovercd ln the hotel at 4 o'clock. It spread rapidly and tho bulldlng wassoon a massof fiames. Aid was sent from Montpelier by spec' ial traln and at six o'clock the ilre was under control. Tho loss on the hotel and barns was 86000, Nlcholas estimatcd hia loss at (3500, insured. STAMFORD llennan G. Fuller came from New Yo'rk to spepd Christmos with his par enta. .-'.-' Ohauncy Sweet of Pownal has been vislting in town the post week. Mrs F. A. Lesuro went to Wilming ton last week. MoVshall aud Merritt Undorwood vislted in Brattleboro over Chrlstmas. Tho former left for Wauconda, IU., this week. Hiram Taylor ofToledo, Ohlo, ls vislting with' his chlldren, Mrs Sam uel Ooulter and Mark Taylor. Mr and Mrs Jobn Tudor and chll dren spcnt Chrlstmas with ber mother, Mrs Tomllnson, ln Bennington. A son was born on December 4, to Elmor and Erama Houghton Chain of Boston. , Mr and Mrs John Kenyon and Miss Flora EbertotBlaoklnton,, Woro. homo for Cbristmas FIRE KILL TWO MEN Sixth Serious Blaze in Troy, This Mornin. TWO MEN SUFFOCATED. Viclimswcre M. T. Clouh and William Shaw. fire was in Rooms of Troy Club. Troy, Dec. 30:- Tho slxth blg flre to occur ln the clty of Troy broko out iri tho rooms of the Troy Club early this mornlng. Unliko thosothat' preceded, it was attended with falatities and two of Troy's prtJmlnentmen, Judge Moses T-. Clougb, and Attorney William Sbaw lost tbclr Jlves by bolng suffocated by smoke. The dead bodies of both wero found in the liallway of tho bulldlng, ono of tho linest in tbt city, which was entlro ly distroyed. CAUGHT A SECOND TIME. Oncc Rtlmcd From Quarantlnt Only To Gtt Expoud Agiln. George flarwrod who has been beld at ihe deteution bouso becauso exposcd to small-pox is in a lix agalf. His time ofdotentionexpirel several days ago but ho is doomed to spond 21 days more in conflnment. It Is charged tbat he was Rcuflllng wlth Matthew McQueen who has caused all thts trouble by bavlog small-pox and beoame exposod again. ( It was thought best to hold hlm for anothor three weeks and ho will spend the time in solltary confinement, us all othor patieuts and suspects havo been reloassd from qusrantine. LAMP EXPLODED. Narrow Escape From Fire At Gtorje Atwood'i On North StrttL What mlght have been a bad flro was narrowly averted at tho homo of Gcorgo Atwood on North st Saturday nlght. Mr Atwood heard Miss Nyo, ono of the boarders, scream and oh golng to her room found tho lamp in pleccs and one sido of tho room in flamos. He was able to extinguish tho blazo before very much damage was done. SOUTH DORSET. Mrs Jereminh Legarrio is vory Jow wlth no hopcs of recovering. A L. Bowen is confined to his bed with rheumatlBm.' Miss Gertrude Burns is visitlng rel atlves in Now York. Mrand Mrs John Carrigan of Ben nington spont Chrlstmas with Mrs Ellen Bowon. Miss Mary Burns is spend ing the. hblidays with friends in Bennington. John Blackmer and famlly spent Chrlstmas in Manchester. Mrs Elizabeth Burns and her child- dren ate their turkoy with her parents inEast Dorset. Wm Tobin has sold his blg team to Grout Bros of Arlington. The little boarder that camo to Frank Norton's two months ago did not spend tho winter, Bhe died Deo 24th the evoning when tho wholo world was rojoicing over the blrtb of tlie Christ chlK. A Card. Wc, tbe undersigned, do berebr ngreo to refund tbe raoney oo a GOoent bottle of Gtoeno.s Warranted Syrup of Tar if it falls to cure your cough or oold. Wo also KUnrantee a 23 cent bot tle to prove satiBfactory or morey re- funded, J. T. Sburtleff, J. M. Ayres, O. K Ulbson. O. A. QuiuJan. Benninston. H. Houghton, North Bennington. RAA. B, Hnnkins. So. Sbnftsburr. O. E. Adams, Arlicgton. E. C. Woodwortb, O. E. Adams & Co.. Enst Arlington. A Ilmely Taple. At this seasuti of coushs and colds it ls well to know that Folev'a' Uonev and Tar is the groatest throat and lung romedy. It cures quickly aod prevsnts sarlous results from a oold. For aale by B. At. Quinlan. BENNINGTON PRIEFS. na of the Town huiI VlllnRe Toll 'itrUfly For Iluay ltcuiloia Mrs Poroy Corastoelt of Brooklyn, N. Y. ls with her' nelce, Mrs James Burke on Grand View Street. Mrs Henrletta Adams is quite ill. Invltatlons nro out for an Assemb ly, Tuesday nlght ln Forestcr's HalL Mr and Mrs Fpank Hurloy aud fam ily are again oocupying their home on Grand View St, Mrs Henry Ayers returnstoherhome in Amboy, III., Thursday of thl s Kcck Mr and Mrs E. A. Potter of North Granville, spent Chrlstmas with ber sister, Mrs Came T. Hawki on Unioa Street. Mr and Mrs E. Estarbrook freht w Montpelier Tuesday. Mr Estarbrook is on business and Mrs Estarbrook will vislt her son, Prank. CiiarleS A. Wdrden and B. S. Mat' tison spent Chrlstmas withMr and Mrs B. A. ' Wordeu in Booslck Falls. Mlsses Linda and Ada Baban spent Chrlstmas wlth friends in Boosick Falls. St Mary's Guild will Bervo its bi m onlhly supper at the Parlsh House on Thursday at slx o'clock. John McCormack Is confined to tbe house by an attack ofLumbago. Mrs Putnam of Jacksonville is visit. ing Mrs Long for a few days. Miss Clara Andrews who has been quite 111 ls abfe to be out. Mrs M. C. Klock Jef this mornlng for New York to be nbsent about a week. C. B, Carberry of the Boston Post is in town today. Miss Nellle Neto spent Wednes day in Hposick Falls. ( Trpasurer W.D. forbes r,f the Ben nington Securlty corapavsy is Bpending" tho hollday season wlth friends in New York. Announcementis madeof the engaged ment of Miss EllaBond of Middlebury to Stewart Andrews of Boston. Miss, Bond s ygungest siater of Mrs A. W. VarnSyjtf thjaylllage. "WenTrell flllfson and famlJy have been speidinga porilqn of the holl day season withrelatlves in Arlington, R. H. Waker, for several years en gi neer at the Hnlo Manufacurlng com pany plant in East Arlington has tak en a like posltlon at ono of the mills in this village and will assumo his du tles Moriday, January fourth. Tho officers of G. A. Custer post wlll bo instnlled Saturday evening. Mrs J. E. Walbrldge is oxpectcd home from Barnbrldge, O., this week The annual assembly ball was held in Foresters' hn,U Tuessday even ing. The hall was very prettlly decor ated with palms. Mrs Geo F. Graves, MrsC. W. Thatcher, and Mrs H. S. Bingham constituted the reception commlttee. About 60 people wero pres ent Refreshraonts were served bv Lucas of Troy. Goldsmith s orchestra furnishod tho music and dancing wus enjoyed tlll a late hour. Mr and Mrs H. H. Kreldor of Ann- vlllo, Pa., aro vislting tholr daughter, Mrs J. D. Stebmen. . Supt A.W. Varney and wife have returned from a brlef visit in New York. Tho hot wator heater at the Y. M. C A. sprung a loak Wednesday mornlng. This has been in servlce a good while and is practlcolly worn out and will necessltato installlng a new heater. Mirlam lodgo has been invlted to work the degreo at tho instltution of Crescent Rebokah lodge at South Shaftsbury the ovenlng of January 6. The members of Mlrlam lodge of Robekoh wlll mcet in their lodgo rooms Friday evening, January 1, for drlll, under tho leadershlp of Mr Frost. Thls drill is preparatory to workingr vhcroe at South Shaftsbury, Jan uary' Cth Tho local lodgo of Klks will enjoy its customary New Year's spread to morrow evening. Miss Mamio Malone of Troy is vLs ltlng fnfcnds in town. Miss Franccs E. Stillson, cashler of Tho Cowperthwait Company of Brook lyn, ls homo for New Year's week. H. L. Stillson was ono of tho guestrf of bonor of Edward C. White of New York, at Brldgeport, Conn., Chrlst mas night, at tho oponingperformabce of "Tho Triumph of an Empress," Mildred Holl&nd's now play in whlcb sho takos the rolo of Cathorlno tho Groat of Russia. Miss Holland ao- poars at Wallack's ln the Metropolls in January, after three weeks' at the Majostlc in Boston