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THE VERMONT PIIGENIX, BRATTLEkORO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1893.
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Lost. -A silver glove bultoner. Will the llndi-r
please leave at Pollen Urolhers'.
Have a place for a rellablo man (mint under
stand steam) as night watchman.
GnuMiH it rKiiuv.
Diaries for 1833 at Clapp & Jones's.
Mrs. I. W. Pratt, ant for Dr. NichobTSpInal
Support Corsets, 31 Elliot street.
An Illustrated book of Urattleboro Is about to
be published. Wo understand that It 1 for free
distribution. Those who wlh to see It can be
sure of a copy by sending their names and a two
cent stamp to "Brattlelwro Illustrated," Urattle
This In a k eat year for diaries Clapp &
Jones Oder for sale sllll a fair variety.
Vermont Ileglsters, diaries and almanacs at
Clapp & Jones.
F. A. Hubbard has a few houehold goods to
dispose of at private sale at his home on Terrace
Wantkd. I want your magarlnes and other
periodicals to bind. Your iiamestamped on your
Bible or poeketbook for 2Tc. W. F. GonoAnD.
Buy Picture Frames of Oeddls.
Beautirul pictures, new mouldings In latest
styles and effects at Clapp & Jones's.
J6.C0 watches, Waltham or Elgin make; 25o
steel lowed spectacles; 81.00 nickel alarm clocks.
All warranted A No. 1 by
CnAs. A. Thipp & Co., Jewelers.
Hanging lamps, chandeliers, bureau trimmings
and brass work of every description beautifully
polished and covered with a celluloid .lacquer,
which will keep them brilliant Tor years.
BitATTLEnoRO Platino Co., Flat sjreet.
Diaries for 1893 now ready at Oeddls's.
Tenement to rent. Enquire of E. B. Barrows,
Tenkvekt to Rknt.-SIx rooms with all mod
ern Improvements. 13 Oak Btreet.
I will organise a new class for beginners (even
ing class) as soon as I get the required number of
names. Can also give private lessons. The pop
ular two-steps, all the rage, I guarantee to teach
In one private lesson. E. Wales.
Prospect Hill (Cemetery) Association.
The adjourned mtctlngof this association will
beheld at my oftlce lu the town hall Jlonday
evening, Jan. 10, at 7 o'clock, for the choice of of
ficers and for the transaction of such business as
shall regularly come before It,
William 8. Newton, Clerk.
Brattleboro, Jan. 11 1893.
Look out for a Cloak or Fur wt at a reduction
of 25 to 31V per cent at O. J. Pkatt'h.
The Brooks House Hack mid Coupe
Is now under one management and is prepared
to carry passengers to and from all trains and to
all parts of the village. Orders may be given by
telephone to the Brooks House, coupe stand on
Main street, or at the Brooks House stables. All
oaggage carried free. We shall strive by prompt
and courteous service to merit the public patron
age. H. O. Cooliikic.
Despatches from Burlington state that
Bishop Blsscll'a condition Is more favorable
than at any time in the past few weeks.
The date of the appearance of the Voo
doe company, one of the st longest comedy
organizations on the road, Is Feb. 8.
Du Chaillu, the explorer, will give his
celebrated lecture on "The land of the
midnight sun" In the Y. M. C. A. star
course next Thursday evening.
D. P. Cobb and his brother, A. C. Cobb
of Elizabeth, N. J., who Is in town, have
sold the house on Central street, occupied
by D. E. Taskcr and W. M. Cole, to Mrs.
E. It. Prouty of Hartford, Conn., a sister
of Robert Wheeler. Price $3000. Mrs.
Prouty buys tho property as an investment.
W. P. Eager, who was In town on a
short visit last week, has recently opened
an office at 24 Broad street, New York, as
a banker and broker, and is meeting with
good success. Ills friends hero know him
as an active and pushing young man, who
will give his best services to those who
have business to entrust to him in this line.
Joy will be unconfined Tuesday evening
next, when the annual military ball will bo
given at the town hall. This ball is looked
forward to as a feature of the social winter
Ufo of Brattleboro, and preparrtions are
being made to more than maintain the
high repbtation of the past. Leitainger's
orchestra of 11 pieces will furnish music.
Supper will be served at the Brooks House.
Reserved seats for spectators are now on
sale at Holden & Co.'s.
"Prof." O. R. Oleason, the Jamaica
horse trainer, was successful in subduing
tho man-kllllng zebra In Madison square
garden, New York, this week. Mr. Glea
son, after controlling the anlmal.announced
that ho would drive it the following even
ing. The thousands of spectators hooted
and howled, and demanded that ho go on
with tho performance. Tho "professor"
consented and tho zebra was harnessed and
driven about tho ring.
Tho water lu tho six-Inch main running
from West Brattleboro to tho Crowell res
ervoir is frozen,' Water was running Sun
day but stopped Monday. Tho pipe lias
been tested at several places. It Is evident
ly all right this side of Cenlreville, but is
probably frozen in two or three places
above there. Ice has not been found in
the pipe where It has been tapped. An ef
fort will bo made to thaw out the main,
and if this Is unsuccessful Mr. Crowell will
try to bpcuixs tho right to pump water from
the brook Into tho main at Centreville.
The water In tho rescrviir Is very low, al
though tho supply Is not so short as It was
last summer. Tho situation, however, is
serious, and there would bo great danger
in c&so of a severe Arc.
It is announced that tho opening address
of tho state Y. M. C. A. convention, next
week Friday evening, will be delivered by
President E. Benj. Andrews of Brown
university, one of the most noted educa
tors In New England, and a representative
of the United States In tho recent mone
tary conference at Brussels. Threo mem
bers of the Y, M. C. A. national commit
tee, II. M. Moore of Boston, L. I). Wlsiiard
and J. K, Hague, will be present, also Mr.
McConaughy of Ml. Hermon and C, II.
Shaw of Middleboto, Mass., besides inter
esting speakers and enthusiastic workers
from our own state. The order of exer
cises, as given In our columns last week, Is
the official program, and promises much to
those interested In the work who can attend
any or all of the meetings. I
Parties of young people enjoyed sleigh
rides lo Bcrnardston and Putney Friday
Mrs. Andrew Swanson broke a bono In
0110 hand by a fall at her home on West
street one day last week.
There will bo a meeting of tho executive
committee of tho Ilepubllcau club at tho
olllco of Waterman, Martin & Hltt, to
morrow evening at 7:30.
D. O. Rico of Sedalla, Mo., has been
awarded tho contract for carrying the mall
from Jacksonville to Drattleboro for four
years, beginning July 1.
Tho annual meeting of the Prospect
Hill Cemetery association, called for Mon
day evening at the olllco of ffm. S. New
ton, was adjourned until next Monday
Two cusk caught by W. R. Harris at
Lakcport, N. H., were on exhibition In 11.
M. Wood's window Tuesday. They weigh
ed threo and four and three-fourths pounds
C. H. Eddy-has bought the house on
Clark street In which he has lived for sev
years, the building lot cast of It, and tho
house west of It, occupied by Charles Har
ry, of Mrs. JaMin Mann of Montague,
Miss King, teacher In the ninth grade,
has secured an appointment In a private
school in Boston, anil her place here Is
taken by Miss Roberts of Connecticut.
Miss King's new position is one very desir
able, and for this reason the committee
consented to release her.
It was reported in Springfield, Ma9s,,
Tuesday, that negotiations weie under
way for a lease of the Central Vermont
railroad to some powerful railroad system,
the Boston it Maine, Consolidated, or New
York Central. Investigation at the head
quorlcrs of these four railroads failed lo
verify tho report.
Tho commissioned officers of John S.
Tylercamp, Sons of Veterans were Install
ed at Grand Army hall Friday evening by
Clarence Carpenter; the appointed officers
by W. II. Mead, and the officers of the
Ladles' Aid society by George F. Root.
These officers were announced In The
Phonix at the time of their election.
The date of the new Illustrated lecture
by Edmund Hudson, under the auspices of
the Estey Guard, is Feb. 1,1. The subject
will be "The German emperor and his
army," Illustrated by 130 views, obtained
by Mr. Hudson while attending the Ger
man military maiireuvres. During the lec
ture accompanying the views music will be
rendered by the First Regiment band.
Cornelius G. Qulnn, aged 4.", who died
Monday at his home lu Guilford, had many
friends here. Ho was a son of the late
Ransom (Julnn of West liratlleboro. lie
was employed at the Drattleboro bakery
several years under different proprietors.
Mr. Qulnn leaves a wife, who was Miss
Fannie Frizzcll, and four small children.
He was a brother of Mrs. E. F. Akleyof
West Drattleboio and a half brother of H.
Although the Reading coal combine Is
apparently broken some of the. railroads
withdrawing It is not probable that the
prices on coal will be reduced before sum
mer, if at all. A Yermont dealer thinks
that the withdrawing of tho New Jersey
Central is at the suggestion of President
McLeod of the Reading and Boston &
Maine corporations to avoid the law anil to
quiet public opinion, when in fact the same
arrangements will be maintained.
Tho growing favor In which the North
street school is held is shown by the mark
ed increase in attendance with the opening
of each new term. The school opened on
Wednesday ot last week with 05 names up
on the roll, and, all the available room on
flip, first floor is called Into use to accom
modate the school. Friends extend their
congratulations upon this evidence of con
tlnued prosperity. The first exercises of
the Hedgerow Debating society this term
occur tuts evening at wells Hall.
A. L. Webster, brakeman on tho Now
London railroad, was Injured yesterday.
Ho left here on the night freight nnd
reached Belchertown at 4 o'clock In the
morning, where lie stepped from the cars
and probably slipped, striking his head on
a switch handle. It was dark and he was
not missed from tho train until Palmer was
reached. In the meantime Webster lay un
conscious for an hour. When ho recovered
he went into tho depot. He was cared for
by tho telegraph operator and sen1 home
on the morning train. He has a scalp
wound and his face is badly bruised.
Tho annual meeting of the Vermont sav
ings bank was held Wednesday, when the
usual routine business was transacted, and
the old board of officers was reelected. At
2 o'clock the annual corporation dinner
was eaten at the Biooks House. The forty
sixth annual statement elsewhere printed
sliows the very satisfactory condition of
tliis Institution. As compared with the
statement of one year ago, therr is a gain of
17l,707 In deposits, and of $21,000 In sur
plus. The mortgages held have increased
$1)0,000 and the bonds or "quick" assets
$112,000. The total gain In resources dur
ing 1110. year ts nearly $200,000.
Saturday, Jan. 7, 1802, will ever be re
membered as a red letter day by Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Henkel In consequence of the
celebration of their silver wedding anni
versary. Between 00 and 70 friends called
at their Frost street home between the
hours of 7 and 1) in the evening to extend
congratulations. Tho occasion was very
enjoyable. Refreshments were provided
for all. Mr. and Mrs. Henkel were the
recipients of many handsome silver gifts,
including a candelabrum from the Estey
Organ company; tea service from Mr. Hen.
kel's shopniates; cake basket and butter
dish from Frost street neighbors; and 23
silver dollars, emblamatlc of the anniver
sary, from their elder sons, Carl, Louis
and Edward. Thero were numerous other
presents from their friends in Drattleboro,
Greenfield, New Britain and Pittslield. in
cluding a turkey, with a card marked,
"This is not sliver, but we hope It will bo
acceptable." Mr. and Mrs. Henkel were
married In Brattleboro, and nearly all of
the 25 years have been spent here, Mr.
Henkel being the well-known designer for
tho Estey Organ company. Mr. and Mrs.
Henkel haveseven children, whoaro known
tlnoughout the community Carl, Louis,
Edward, Paul, Waller, Annie and Lena.
Tho annual meeting of tho Unitarian
society was held at Wells hall Tuesday
evening. After the parisli supper, which
has now come to bo a regular feature of
this meeting, the warrant was read, and
G. A. Boyden was chosen moderator, and
tho business was proceeded with. Tim
treasurer's report showed a good financial i
coiiuiiion 01 1110 society. The report of the
priitieniiai committee recognizeu In suita
ble terms the death of Dr. Draper, and the
other losses sustained by the society dur
ing the year, Including tho departure of
Rev. Mr. Phalen. Mrs. J. M. Tyler re
ported on the good work done during the
year by tho charltablecoiumlttce. On pro
ceeding to tho election of officers James
Dalton was chosen clerk and collector;
G. A. Boyden, C, W. Dunham and S. E.
Lawton prudential committee; E. F. Strat
um, treasurer. Tho usual committees on
charitable, missionary, social and other
work were also chosen. O. A. Miles, II. R.
Lawrence, Mrs. Warder and Mrs. Hyder
were chosen to act with tho prudential
committee as n committee on ministerial
supply. This commltteo Is empowered
both to supply the pulpit temporarily and
to extend a call for permanent settlement
over the society to such minister as they
may judge best.
Mrs. Francis Goodhue fell on tho icy
sidewalk Wednesday and fractured one- of
the bones of her ankle.
Tho Connecticut River railroad earned
in November $102,54(1 Itici case, $7712; In
ten months, $1,103,300 increase, $81,412.
Six shares of tho company's stock were sold
nt auction in Boston Saturday at $203.
The January meetlugof tho Professional
club will be held at tho Brooks House next
Monday evening, when Prof. Wllllstou
Walker of tho Hartford Theological semin
ary will give a paper on "The rise of mod
Joseph Levesqup, tho brakeman who
had one leg cut olf and the other badly In
jured by the cars a few mouths ago, was
given a happy surprise at his Washington
street homo Monday evening, when ho was
presented with a purse of $100 by the
the Frcncli residents of tho village.
Somo Idea of tho enormous Increase of
tho sale of postage stamps occasioned by
the Issuance of tho new Columbian series
may be obtained from the figures reported
for one day at the Boston post-office. For
the first 24 hours after the sale began the
receipts for stamps were over $2.",000.
"Dartmouth has reason to be proud of Its
musical organizations. Manchester has set
her seal of enthusiastic upproval upon
them, and wherever they go they deserve
a cordial greeting," says the Manchester
(.V. II.) Mirror nnd American. Tho col
lege glee and banjo clubs appear at the
town hall Jan. 20.
The United States Investor, the finan
cial newspaper, asserts that the money for
the Connecticut River railroad stock In fa
or of the Boston and Maine was not fur
nished by private Individuals, but that all
the stock was hypothecated to banks for
loans above $200 on each sharo and that
the balance was loaned by a, prominent
banking firm on State street, Boston.
The Brooklyn society of Vernionters
will give a reception to Gov. and Mrs.
Fuller at the Pouch mansion, Clinton
avenue, In that city, on the evening of
the 18lh Inst., to be followed by its annual
banquet, at which Gov. Fuller, Hon. E. J.
Phelps, Gen. L. A. Grant and Congiess
man Pouets :11c expected to make ad
dresses. A poem will be read by Mrs. Julia
C. R. Dorr of Rutland.
Secretary C. C. Crcegati, Dev. G. H.
Gutlerson of India ami Rev. II. P. Per
kins of China, who held a missionary
meeting recently in the Centre church,
have completed a series of nieetlegs in the
state. Other places visited were Norwich,
West Randolph, New bury, St. Johnshury,
Newport, Pe.ichani, East Hardwick, John
son, Montpelier, Barre, Northlield, Wind
sor, Woodstock and Mellows Falls.
Gov. Fuller has appointed C. W. Osgood
of Bellows Falls, Col. J. C. Steams of
Bradford and Hon. Myron M. Parker of
Washington, D. C, as delegates at large
from Vermont to the national ship canal
convention in Washington this week. This
subject is one of great interest to Ver
mont people, becauso of the feasibility of
a route by way of the Richelieu river,
Lake Champlaln and the Hudson river.
Never in the history of the Central Ver
mont railroad has the freight traffic been
.so heavy over Its line as at present. At
times during tne past veekover 2000 load
ed cars have stood at junction points wait
ing motive power and their turn going south
alone. It amounts almost to a blockade,
sometimes delaying passenger trains seri
ously. Probably no company in the coun
try does as largo a business on a single
track road as the Central Vermont.
The annual meeting of the Brattleboro
Klllecliib was held Tuesday evening, when
these officers were elected: President, H.
O. Frcncli; vice president, J. L. Jones;
secretary and treasurer, A. S. Nichols;
range committee, H. C. French, A. S.
Nichols, W. Thomas; executive commit
tee, W. Thomas, W. F. Walker, F. Hop
kinson; financial committee, J. L. Jones,
G. Sargent, C. II. Colt: Investigating com
mittee, J. L. Jones, G. Sargent, A. E.
Insurance Commissioner Merrill says
that the fate of the People's Five Year
Benefit order means practically the wind
ing up of the entire endowment insurance
business. In Massachusetts only 12 or
ders now remain out of SO, and several of
those are now In the courts. Ho says there
Is hardly a doubt that tho causo which the
court found for closing up this order exists
in all the rest. 1 Hue was when many peo
ple in Brattleboro were wruthy because The
Phumlx denounced these orders. All of
those which did business in Brattleboro
haw gone to the wall.
From a church calendar compiled by
Rev. Father Marceau. curate of tho parish
of Notre Dame dps Victolres at St. Johns
bury, these statistics are gathered regard
ing the Roman Catholics in this state:
The church has 50 priests, 4." churches
w ith residents priests and 2(1 without, 12
chapels, 10 stations, 14 theological stu
dents, 7 academies, 19 parochial schools,
4278 children attending parochial and oth
er Catholic schools, 15 convents, two hos
pitals, 118 orphans, from 35.000 to 30,000
French members, and from 13,000 to 14,
000 Irish members; the Catholic families
are estimated at about 0400 French and
Tho annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Farmers' & Mechanics' exchange
was held at Grand Army hall Monday.
The attendance was smaller than usual.
A dividend of 10 percent on the members'
trade and six per cent on the stock was de
clared. The trade of the exchange during
tho year amounted to $77,000, larger than
In any year since Ita organization. Last
year the dividend declared on the trado was
seven per cent. These officers wero chos
en: President, L. M. Howe; secretary, F.
I). Weld; directors, I. B. Taft, D. P.
Cobb, S. B. Emerson, L. M. Howe, and F.
G. Taylor; auditors, O. A. Marshall, C. D.
Whitman, E. D. Whitney.
Tim llrattlehnrn TTInli Kehnnl
made Its appearance from The Plucnlx job
uiuce mis ween. presents an attractive
appearance, the form being lOsmall pages,
with cover, which contains nn llli,ct,-otl..n
of the High school building. Tho reading
matter is divided into several departments,
and the advertising columns show liberal
natronarrn nn the Hart nf tl,a 1tratfl.,iw,A
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merchants, Walter II. Eddy Is edltor-in--i.i.t.
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rmeis rtriiuir v. oimonas, Aotilo Prouty
and Mabel HHufb. litem miltm-.
ence Allen, William Dunlcvy, Louis Pet-
ieu 111111 ;uny jones, editors of locals and
personals; Jeannle nail, exchange editor;
Charles Ilovden. business mnnnm...
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thony Schwenk, Fred Chllds and Ernest
11 ait i wiun, ussisiant ousiness managers.
Sutter Brothers, tho tobacco dealers, who
employ between 20 and 30 hands in their
establishment on tho third floor of tho
Crosby store house, have five large ware
bouses In tho Connecticut valley between
this place and East Hartford, Conn. They
have about 3000 cases of tobacco purchas
ed, and each caso will weigh about 330
pounds. Most of the tcbocco Is bought
from the growers In the bundle, although
some of the farmers sort It themselves If
tho prices aro not satisfactory. When the
tobacco reaches tho warehouse It Is merely
stripped from the stalks and divided Into
wrappers, "seconds," top leaves and fillers.
Sutter Brothers are paying out $1000 a
week In the Connecticut valley for the
sorting of tobacco. They are the largest
dealers In leaf tobacco In the West, but
this Is the first year that they have done an
extensive business In the East. The ware
house at Hatfield, Mass., U turning out a
ton of tobacco each day.
Rudyard Kipling wlllhavo a story of
lniiian monkejs in the February St. Nich
olas. Mr. Phancuf holds tho local single,
string bowling record, 210; and 0. 11. Ellis
tuo three-suing, 075.
Bert Poole, who appeared fn the Y. M,
C. A. young people's lecture course last
ntgiit, 13,1110 cartoonist or tho Boston llec
A pledge to abstain from the uso of in
toxleatlug Honors for the year 1803 is being
l.trgely signed by tho members of the Cen
tre church Sunday school.
Tho dance and the raising up of chiefs
did not tako place at Red Men's hall Tues
day, A. I. Williams being crltlcally-tll at
his homo lu tho building. Tucs lay, tho
;nst lust., is the, tltuo now named fur the.
Mrs. F. II. Holdcn gave a baby party
.Monday, on tho llrst anniversary of tho
birth her son, Wales Holden. A company
ot i ladies anil lu babies wero present,
ami the gathering was a very delightful
A report of tho state convention of the
dairymen's association at Morrisville will
appear next week. Papers wero given by
airs. o. J. Ware and George W. Pierce.
and Mr. Whitman spoko at a meeting of
tne sugar makers.
The botanical department of the Uni
versity or uaiiiornia is lo begin the puhll
cation of a monthly journal of botany,
Papers on cryptogenic botany are to be
contributed by Marshall Howe, who gave
up his place as sub. master of the Drat
tleboro High school to accept 0 position
in the university.
Fun ran riot among the young people
at the town hall last evening, when Beit
rooie appeared in tlio 1 . Al. U. A. course,
Mr. Poole's rapidly-drawn pictures repre
sented variety of subjects and weie ac
companied by descriptions which brought
out rounds of laughter and applause from
tne young ioik.
Tho Frost & White company have fin
ished cutting ice on their ponds nnd sun
plies ore now being secured for private
houses. K. B. Richardson lias gathered
the til st crop and will begin cutting again
soon. The Ice harvested Is 12 inches thick
and of exceptional quality. The Ice cut
on the upper pom! ror use by Y. F. Rich
ardson iV Co. was from 14 to 111 inches
The annual meeting of the Centre
church Sunday school was held Sunday,
and these officers chosen: Superintendent,
Rev. C. O. Day; assistant superintendent.
II. II. Thompson; secretary, Eugene Ad
ams; librarian, u. 11. Thompson: assist
ant librarians, Louis Gregg and Ernest De
lias. 1 ne Sunday school lias contributed
generously for benevolent purposes, as wil
be seen by tho church report, elsewhere
Casper Rhode and Miss Mary Darry were
married at tne isoman u.nl nolle church
Wednesday evening at 7:30, Rev. P. Cun
ningham performing tho ceremony. P.
M. Daker acted as best man and Miss Sa
rah enroll as bridemald. After the cere
mony a wedding supper was served at the
Ureeu street home of II. D. Chamberlain,
in whose family the bride has been em
ployed for several years. Later In the
evening Mr. and Mrs. Rhode drove to their
home at .North Hinsdale.
Mention was made In The Phn'iiix a fen
weeks ago of the marked success achieved
by Mrs. E. R. Pratt in singing In Rossini's
mass, given by the society of St. Cecilia in
Notre Dame, Bordeaux, Frace. This so
ciety has presented Mrs. Pratt with a beau
tiful sliver medal with her name and the
date, Nov. 29, 1802 (when the mass was
rendered), on one side, and the name of
me society and their emblem 011 the other.
Mrs. Pratt has also boen elected an honor
ary member of the society.
The Georgetnalin quartet, assisted by
Miss Stewart, accompanist, and Miss Bra
sor, elocutionist, gave a concert at the
Brattleboro Retreat Friday evening which
would compare favorably with similar en
tertainments in leading courses. Tho aud
ience was unstinted In Its applause, several
of the numbers being encored. Tho man
agement of the Retreat, as well as the In
mates, express great satisfaction with the
concert and recognition of the kindness of
the young ladles in tendering their services.
Engineer O. H. Hall met with a serious
accident at New Loudon Mondav. Ills
head struck a post while he was leaning
out of the cab window to see If all was
clear, and was wedged between It and the
moving cab, while his body was drawn
part way through the window. He freed
himself and stopped tho engine, although
In a dazed condition. His head was bad
ly brutsed on both sides and It was neces
sary to take stitches in 0110 ear. He was
brought home on tho passenger train and
Is now at his home on Green street.
Dr. A. K. Gould of Ludlow, father
of Mrs. O. R. Howe of this place,
while at Ilartland last week, took about
a tablcspoonful of aqua ammonia, think
ing it to bo cough medicine. He
was nearly strangled and the coating
of his stomach fearfully burned. Eggs
and milk were given him at once and a
physician summoned from Woodstock, a
distance of six miles, but he died Wednes
day afternoon. Dr. Gould was a veteran
of tho civil war, enlisting In comprny K of
tho Fourth regiment In 1801 and serving
until 1804. b
A meeting of the corporators of the
Brattleboro Street Railroad company was
held at Waterman, Martin & Hltt's office
Tuesday to open books for subscriptions to
the tho capital stock, In accordance with
the act of Incorporation. E. W. Stoddard
was chosen moderator of the meeting and
E. L. Waterman clerk. It was then for
mally voted to open the books for subscrip
tion, and to place upon the books the sub
scriptions already mado It was also voted
that, it appearing that CO shares have al
ready been subscribed, as the charter pro
vides, tho clerk bo directed to call a meet
ing of the stockholders to be held at tho
Brooks House Saturday, Jan. 21, at 3
o'clock p. m., when It Is expected that a
formal organization will be made. It Is
understood that a total of 83 shares of
stock has "been subscribed.
The annual meeting of tho Centro Con
gregational church was held Friday even
ing. The customarv roll call was not. nb.
served. The old board of officers was re
elected, Including S. W. Kimball, clerk;
C. F. Thompson, treasurer of benevolent
contributions: II. II. Tbon
treasurer; E. C. Crosby, S. B. Emerson,
vt. 11. vyiapp, cuurcii committee; a Sunday
school committee with E. C. Crosby as
chairman, and nthnr mlimr pnnutilitaaa
The church has a membership of 301, the
jir.i. 1 . f , ... .'.
in m mrgesi, 111 mo denomination in tho
state. The clerk's report showed that
there wero 10 additions rimln tl.n ,.on 1...
profession and six by letter; five losses bv
ucaui mm hvo uy letter, making a gain of
six. The amount of all the benevolent
contributions of the church during the
year reached tho handsome total of $1087.
10. This sum came from the following
sources: Collections In church, $037.17;
ladles' association, $525.02; gifts by the
Sunday school and other young people's or
ganizations, $475; gifts sent direct by
church members to foreign work and re
ported in the Missionary Herald, $50. The
$475 by the young people Included $250
from the Sunday school, $03 from the Y.
P. S. C. E., $80 from the Fessenden Help
ing Hand society, and $80 by tho Merry
Workers for the Italian church In New
"Joshua Slmpklns" will bo presented at
tho town hall the 31st.
The scats at the Baptist church will bo
assigned next Wednesday evening.
E. L. Parker Is adding a dust-proof fin
lshlng room to his wood-wotklng shop.
O. J. Pratt announces a sweeping clos-Ing-out
sale, In all departments of his
II. G. Clark has bought four yokes of ox
en, and several head of cattle and sheep In
Jamaica this week.
The "Surrender" company, including
Maud Banks, Burr Mcintosh and other
well-known artists, passed through town
Tuesday on their way to Rutland.
Miss K. L. Harvey, a returned mission
ary from India, spoke at tho Methodist
church Sunday night. Her address was
very Interesting and resulted In a number
of additions to the membership of the for
eign missionary society of tho church, and
a sum of money was raised.
A small party from hero drovo to Clics'
tcrlicld last evening, where they met a com
pany of 30 or 40 couples from Kecno. Sup
per was served by Landlord Cobb, and theio
was dancing In the town hall, with musiu
by tho Kcene orchestra. Tho gathering
was similar to the one held at Cheslerliel
last winter anil was very enjoyable.
Joseph Wilson, aged 50, died Tuesday at
his home on Williams street. Mr. Wilson
had long suffered from illness, but he was
about as usual until within a short time
before his death. He leaves a wife, two
sons, George of this place and Edward of
icw lork, and three (laughters, Sophia,
Annie and .Mary, all of whom live at home.
Mr. Wilson was an old employe of the Es
tey Organ company, although ho ran a job
wagon at one time.
The postponed semi-annual meeting and
election of officers of the Baptist Christian
Endeavor society occurred 011 Tuesday
evening, and these officers were elected for
the coming year: President S. W. Edgctt ;
vice president, Miss Mabel Freeman: sec
retary, Clayton Hackley; treasurer, Arthur
L. Mayuard. the usual ftiil list of com
mlttees was also elected. The reports
showed the society to bo in a prosperous
condition, promising good work In the
coming six months.
Yesterday was an unlucky day with the
narrow-gauge railroad. The tank to the
locomotive on the mixed tiain, which leaves
here In tho morning, sprang aleak and h
was necessary for the train to wait at the
West Dtimmerston quarry until the loco.
motive which brought down the passenger
train cotuu return trom here. On the re
turn trip a switch rod broke at Wardsboro.
throwing several cars off the track and de
laying the train two or three hours.
The plumber Is king, and he has answer
ed many signals of distress this week, the
long-tlnueil cold weather having frozen the
water In many pipes. The voice of the
man who was wont to remark that "we
don't have any of the old-fashioned New
England winters now" is hushed, and as
he gazes on the disappearing contents of
tne coai uin lie imirmrrs something about
never having seen anything Ilka the "spell
of weather" of tho past four weeks. The
fall of snow Sunday and Monday, which
inauc tne nrsi good slclglilng of the season,
nas greatly lacllltaleu business, especially
in 1 no smaller towns.
Thero was a large attendance at the In
stallation of the officers of the Sadcwlck
Relief corps at Grand Army hall last even
ing, airs, nooker, past division president.
acted as Installing officer. Remarks were
made by Past Commanders Streeter and
Uannon of Sedgwick post and bv E. J
Knowlton, the present commander. C. F.
R. Jenno spoke In behalf of the Sons of
Veterans. I hero was an entertainment,
consisting of vocal selections by the boys'
High school quartet. Misses Hei-rick and
Goodcnough,' Instrumental numbers by
Misses Ware and Richardson, Miss Lell
slnger, and recitations by Miss Willardand
I. O. (). V.
Randolph lodge, No. 48, had a public
installation .Monday, Jan. Z.
Hope lodge, No. 50, of Manchester De-
iiui, nail a puuuc installation .Monday, Jan
Tho meeting of district No. 8 will be
held at Bradford Feb. 15; district No. 7
at Darre Feb. 14.
The Rebekahs Installed their officers
Tuesday evening, Grand Master L. J. Bet
Grand Master Leopold J. Retting ha
maun announcement ot tneso official vis
Its: MIddlebury, Jan. 10; Swanton, 17;
RIchford, 18; Barre, If); St. Albans, 20.
The Masonic hall at Orange, Mass., was
burned a year ago in the destructive fire
which swent through ibn lnl
of tho place. The new hall In the Rey
nolds block was opened Monday night, 400
Masons being present. Four thousand
dollars wero expended on the furnishings
for this hall,
The senior sacramorp nf ibn nimtiii.n.i
C7 - - " i.u.,i..,.L..b
tribe of Red Men has annnlnte.l il.otn u-r.
riors: 1st, Fred Ellis; 2d, L. E. Holden;
3d, Ralph Chamberlain; 4th, Wayne M.
Reed. These braves have been appointed
by the junior sagamore: 1st, N. N. Had
ley; 2d, M. L. Taylor; 3d, John Davis;
4th, B. M. Adams. '
It Is exnectml that tbe
Dummer colony, United Order of Pilgrim
Fathers, will be installed this evening by
Denutv Slinreme Governor Tuff.
Sam. the hhr mastiff trlilM, I... t
held the post of defender In Gen. Estey's
family, came to the end nf 1.1 nr.. 1..
very human sort of way last Friday night,
mien 11c .luciiuiy uieu iroin "Heart rail
lire." It was too Imnressivn nn nvnnt fn.
tho young folk of tbe family and their
,,v,6"ia " nuv iu paas Hiinoui suitable
recognition, and n. funeral vino n,nnr.nni..
held, with services at the grave, over
nmuii ratu leeuuu an original verse as a
last tribute to tbn nbl ,!n,r' ,,...,...
Master Guy Insists that the" proceedings
ought to bo put In print, and here are two
of tho pathetic effusions:
Sam has been with us in our frollo and play.
But he lies pasied trom earth away.
We mourn Ills loss, we loved him Bo
lt's hard, It's hard to let him go."
"Sam, dear Pain, has gone from our view
iiui iciueinuer uun as lovinir and true:
And as we place liliu here in his grave.
We wish we could Sam's life have saved,"
The Windham county Pomona grange
will meet with Protective grange, Brattle
boro, Jan. 10, at 10 o'clock a. m. The
forenoon session will be devoted to confer
ring the fifth degree and other business,
the afternoon session at 1:30 will bo open
to the public. An address by Col. Geo.
W. Hooker of Brattleboro on "Roads and
road making" should bo heard by every oue.
TUB KIPLINO BABY.
From the Boston Record.
"Who's that who walks the floor so latof'tha ool.
?.r sewnt said. '
Tis UudyaM laaraia' a daddy's fate," said Files
'For lw has to walk or die when the child beglus
So bo's totln' Baby Klp'lng In tha morning."
Dean's Ilheumxle lHU absolutely cure
rbeuiuatljm aud neuralgia. Knilrel, vegUIbte!
A BTOBY OP INFATUATION.
"Windy" Joild nml Annie Henry Hnve
Ienrtril in Massachusetts.
In tho latter part of October Miss Annio
Henry of Brattleboro secured a place as a
domestic lu the family of Mrs. E. M. Heard
at Vernon, through tho agency of Griggs &
Perry. Miss Henry said she desired work,
and preferred a placo away from tho vil
lage. Tho object of such preferenco ap
pears to be that she might receive unobserv
ed, the attentions of one "Windy" Gould
(to whom she stated to Mrs. Heard sho
was engaged). Tho next Sunday the at
tentive swain who was Introduced as ono
Frank Putnam appeared and the couple
went to ride as any engaged lovers might
do. Tho Infatuation seemed to rapidly
thicken and Gould mado visits as often as
two or threo times a week, and finally spent
the greater part of his time with his Dul
clnea. Matters suddenly came to acrlsls ear
ly in December, when a woman drovo to tlio
Heard place and sought an Interview with
Annle.nnd Mrs. Heard. Tho woman proved
to be Mrs. Gould, the wife of the innocent
'Putnam," nud tho true status of affairs
was revealed to Mrs. Heard. The Irate
wife demanded that tho "gentle Annie"
don her traveling apparel forthwith and ac
company her to the abiding place of her
recreant spouse. Annie, knowing dlscie
tlon to be the better part of valor, meekly
accompanied Mrs. Gould to Greenfield,
nnd founii the valorous "Windy," and Miss
Henry immediately returned to Vernon on
tlio next train. A telegram n waited iter
from "Jack" instructing her to come down
on the 0:30 train next morning, which she
obejed. Where they are at present Is not
known. Gould's alias, although It served
his purpose well at tho Heard place for a
short time, was a flimsy covering, for his
Identity as "Windy Gould" was well known
at the Vernon station nnd to the mill men
nearby, as they knew of him as a train
nan. Mrs. Gould is said to be tbe daugh
ter of a farmer in Athens. The Henry
girl Is of good parentage, intelligent and
capable, and her actions are a sad example
of foolish Infatuation.
She has lived In Iirattleboro for tho past
few years and Is, well known ly.;re. Gould
Is known as a bolstrous fellow whose fre
quent exhibitions of lung power at the
base ball games last summer gained him
the familiar appellation of "Windy." A
report was circulated hero this week that
he had been killed on tlio railroad near
Springfield, but It seems to be without
IMPORTANT RAILROAD DECISION.
JtulRr Whrrlrr Ws n .llrmher of the
Honril of Itrfrrers.
The most Important railroad referees'
decision ever recorded In New Hampshire
was given in the supremo court at Nashua
Saturday. It was the finding In the case
of the Manchester & Lawrence railroad vs.
Concord railroad and corporation, which
lias many times been on trial since Febru
ary, 1S88. The plaintiffs asked for a set
tlement by defendants when they were in
close business relations with each other.
The decision is virtually a great victory
for the Boston & Maine railroad, which
has since absorbed the Manchester & Law
rence. The decision, which fills 80 pages of
elocly type-written copy, orders the de
fendants to pay the Manchester and Law
rence road 3I)!),078.07, with interest from
July 1. 1888, or for two-fifths of the stock
of tbe Manchester & North Weare rail
road, two-fifths of the stock of the Boston,
Nashua & Acton railroad, one-fifth of the
Kcene railroad, two-fifths of the value of
a large tract of land In Manchester, and
thirty-five-hundredtbsof the passenger and
freight depots lu Manchester, alt valued at
Hon. Oliver E. Branch, who drew the
claim, fought the case, and made the argu
ment In behalf of the plaintiff, says lhat
the decision of the board of referees will
not be disturbed, their rule providing ex
pressly that their report shall be final.
The referees were Hon. Wm. G. Russell,
Judge Hoyt H. Wheeler, and Robert Har
ris of New York. This board Is consider
ed the ablest ever selected to try a case In
New Hampshlie. Mr. Branch says: The
report was written by Hon. Wm. G. Rus
sell, and Is a model of succinctness and con
clusive statement. Judge Wheelerof Ver
mont has long been regarded as ono of the
best equity judges In New England, and
Robert Harris of New York is one of the
brightest railroad men In the country.
What they have found as facts would not
be changed If there were any opportunity
to try It. 3
CHURCH AND SOCIETY.
Tho Sunday afternoon service at the Y.
M. C. A. room will be conducted by Alfred
Friendshln clreln u-MI mnnt .l,l. r
- L - ' t,ii jiiia,
C. L. Spear on Washington street, Thurs
day, Jan. 10.
Rev. Carl G. Ilorst of Pittsfield, Mass.,
will preach at the Hnltarl
A meeting of the Ladles' Aid society
will bo held Monday evening at 7:30, at
Grand Army hall.
"Tho natural and the spiritual eye" will
be the topic of the sermon Sunday morn
ing bv Rev. F. W. Snnimio itm.i ,..n.
.1 ... . um ,11-113
dug out" will be the subject of the lecture
111 tuts c truing.
Services In St. Mlebael'o .i,.i. -
- - ....... u v...,,,,t uii oru-
ond Sunday after the Epiphany, Jan. 15:
k.gva. ai., uoiy communion; 10:30 a. m.,
morning prayer and sermon ; 7 p. m., even
ing prayer and sermon.
The topic for discussion at the educa
tlonal class meeting on Saturday evening
will be "Emigration." Industrial union
room at 7:30. All rnamlid-a .1... ....I
-- - ---- --. ."..uiij ui tne uuiuu
are cordially Inylted.
The Murray club will give a literary,
musical and dramatic f.nt,riotn.,,.
vestry of tho Unlvcrsallst church next
ednesday evening. The dramatic part
i.uus!3i. ul a comeuy iarco entitled
"Dr. Baxter's great Invention,"
Tho W. C. T. TT. will mnnf m
- - - . ..... ... iicAi, i uea-
day, Jan, 17, at 17 Green street for their
regular mepilnr. A v,, ..,.. , .
completed to secure Mrs. Reed, the new
state president, to address tho people of
u..,w.uiu ui iiic near luturc.
The Fessenden ITolnl
vlte he public to take an excursion to
iv ,rul" u,e "ngrcgatlonal chapel
Wednesday evening, January 18, at 7:30
P. M. The entprtnlnnivnf la f,,.i.i ....
on new versions of the old fairy tales, and
til 11 i.nc, T....I...I - w n . ?
v imiuiics suiueou people. Musical
numbers will diversify the program.
Wn nflVr Onn UunrlKui r 1 1 i . .
.... wuhuum .una! a jirwaru ror anv
H'l's0t?1.rhrhr..,,h"1 caBnot ta cure" taking
w fi, :.Ei"sY ,,CO- Prol,,g. Toledo. O.
.V ......m, nave Known r J, (Jlienev
if, Etf. hi". Perfectly
in .11 . ""'"TO.iraiiKacuonsand nnanei
firm Carry 0Uta"y oK""0" uiade by hw
West & Tniax, wholesale druKKlst8, Toledo, O.
KMs To'lo".""'1 MarV'U' 'holal diW:
Hall's Cata'rrh Cure Is taken internally, acting
alidru Klst's. !nU bU'9' 601(1 by
vt " " ' v, it TwT. iIBU" "uuiu iry uarter a Little
VllPrV liapvAIll U. ..IJ A . . . -
ji I - ;' umeii, aim are just
the medicine needed by all persons who, from
any cause, do not sleep well or tall to (jet proper
strengih from their food. Oa.es ot weak itom.
A.1"'1?,' dMlVIla., nervous and slek
headacn readllv j ielTl to the use of the Llitle
Nerve Pills .particularly if combined w.tl, Ca"
ter s Uver PiUj. In vials at M cents.
INTO A HECErVEU'B HANDS
Will o the l'eople's llveTear Hfi,,nt
Tlio Pcoplo's Five-Year Benefit onlor
will go Into tho hands of n receiver, This
Is the ruling of Justice Latluop of the m.
preme court, who heard tho case seiei d
weeks ago. The order Is the largest endow
nient concern in Massachusetts and one of
the largest In tho enllro country.
Justice Lathrop, In his ruling, finds that
tho organization has been carried on for
the benefit of tho officers, and not for ti0
advantage of the certificate holders, if
the officers, ho Uatcs, wero to be comider
ed as if they wero truuecs In a d"e I of
trust they would bo removed from their
Ho finds there aro two reasons why a rp
eclver should bo appointed: First, bi-cnise
tho officers have been employing paid
agents and soliciting business other than
tho organizing of new branches, in viola
tion of the statutes; second, be.tue
they havo levied assessments when they
have had more than tho amount of the as
sessment on baud.
He also finds that (ho amount of money
which tho officers have received in salaries
and fees has been large, nnd he thinks ilnt
in justice to the certificate holders the ip.
eelver ought to he. appointed. Fundi
amounting to $.j00,000 will be distributed
by the receiver. At one time the assets 0f
the order aggregated $1,250,000.
Capt. Sexton of the Brown University
nine has recocred from a protracted illness,
Tom Dowd failed to secure the coveted
position of walercommlsslonprat Iloljokc.
Abbey will poach the Goddard seminary
boys until he leaves to join the Pittsbun'a
Williams college will havo two reliable
pitchers the coming season, Hollistcr, who
did so well last year, and Howe, formerly
with the Harvards and the Boston Athletic
The U. V. M. plavcrs go Into training
this week, under the direction of Capt.
Stewart. Naylor of Troy, N. II., will
probably be third baseman. Pond and Hill
will enter the medical department and play
on the team at least two seasons more.
Dartmouth athletes seem to be all 'round
men. Frank O'Connor, the great pitcher,
and Pollard, the star halfback, both sing la
the college glee club, hlch, together ulth
the banjo club, comes to Brattleboro the
Connie Murphy, the well-known Hins
dale catcher, will play with the Nashville,
Tenn., club In the Southern league. Tom
Dowd made a verbal agreement to pity
with this club, according to Manager Ted
Clarkson, the league pitcher, will coach
the Yales. Either OW'ell or Stevenson
will play at first base. O'Nell has had his
"amaleurship" que-dloned, but a thorough
investigation fails to show the slightest
trace of professionalism. He is not sure
of the position, however, as Stevenson, the
captain and heavy hitting first baseman of
Exeler last year, will make a bid for the
place. Bowers will do most of the pitch
ing. The statement about O'Xcil's ama
teur status is not a joke.
The national banks of tho country held
their annual meetings Tuesday. The old
boards were chosen at the local banks, as
People's National Directors, T. J. B.
Cud worth, O. L. Sherman, J. .1. Estey, S.
N. Herrick, S. Smtth, O. A. Marshall,
(Seorge E. Greene; president, J. J. Estey;
vice president, O. L. Sherman; cashier, O.
A. Marshall; assistant cashier, W. H.
Vermont National Directors, George S.
Dowley, W. H. Rockwell, II. D. Holton,
C. J. Amldon, E. F. Brooks; president,
GeorgeS. Dowley; cashier, G. C. Averill.
A CALIFORNIA COUK OILMAN.
A recent Issue of tho Oakland, Cal.,
Tribune contains two-column portraits of
the officials of that city, Including a former
Brattleboro man, of whomltsays: "Coun
cilman C. II. Brosnahan, the popular rep
resentative of (he Sixth ward in the city
council, a seat which he has held for two
terms, is a native of Tralee, County Kerry,
Ireland, where lie was born July 21, 1853,
three months before his arrival In New
York with his parents. Mr. Brosnahan's
father was a farmer and he located at
Springfield, Vt. In 1870 Mr. Brosnahan
moved to Brattleboro, where at the age of
15 he took up the business of a carriage
painter. In 1675 Mr. Brosnahan began
business for himself. In 1878 lie came to
California, since which time be has resided
at Stockton, Santa Roa, San Francisco
and Oakland. In 1887 Mr. Brosnahan or
ganized the firm of Brosnahan & Barry.
For a time. Mr. Hmsnnlian woo am,.in,uj
In the service of the state harbor commis
sion as a toll collector at San Francisco,
which position he resigned when he was
elected In 1880 to the office of councilman.
He has been en active, energetic and Intel
ligent member of that body ever since, hav
ing been elected by an Immense majority
In 1801. His vote has been wit for every
measure which cohteinplales the material
prosperity of the city and Its sanitary im
provement. As a citizen he is wide awake
and pushing, and as a business man he is
enterprising and progressive, fully en rap
port with the spirit of the times, as is illuj
trated by tho splendid success of the car
riage factory of which he is the head."
Mr. Brosnahan is a brother of Mrs. Mar
tin Austlon of this place.
At the meeting of the fire district held
at Engine hall last week, the following of
ficers were chosen: Henry Stockwell, chief
engineer; Ernest Perry, asslctant engin
eer; Fred Spauldlng, clerk and treasurer;
M. I. Mather, F. E. Perry and L. F. Clark,
prudential committee; A. L. Warren, col
lector. Mrs. R. M. Williams died very suddenly
on Tuesday from heart failure resulting
from grip. Mrs. Williams leaves, besides
her husband and two children, her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Knapp of Dum
merston, and two brothers, Wheeler V.
Knapp of Duiumerston and Dr. Alvin
Knapp of Brattleboro. Sho was a kind
neighbor, a true sister, and faithful wife
and mother. Her death will cause sorrow
among a large circle of friends. The funeral
will be held at the house today, and the
burial will bo at Duiumerston.
Wotld'a Fair and 1803.
The January Issue of the World's Columbian
Exposition Illustrated Is fraught with lleb lliua
tratlons and luterettinf; information of the crrat
Exposition which will be opened to tbe world on
May 1. 1R93.
Among the leading articles Is 'Tarls Expoaltloa
was open Sunday," "World's Fair at Chicago,"
"Cathollo Contresa at the Exposition," "Tran
portatlon exhibits," "Rule for shipping and la
beling exhibits," "Louisiana at the Fair." etc
The Woman's Department contains inlerettirff
Information concerning the woman's exhibit. Tn
frontisplec. is Kx Oov. l'enn of Iouisiana.
Amoug tbe Illustrations ar Oov, Flower of Ne"
York, and staff, Qo. Boies of luwa, and start a
they appeared at tbe dedication parade, lbs
American flag, uumponed of publlo school rhil
Ufp., largo views of the Interior of the gre
building and full page cuts or the LouUlana anil
Virginia state buildings.
The object of this publication Is to mtkea coro
plete bUiory of the Fair, A single numtxr H
worth an entire subscription, U age8 will mals
a COIIlttiettf, milllMtn IKhI. tnnanlnn nml 111- ktudf
log the same the Fair can be visited much mors
uusiaciomy and economically H. W. Kdgeu
agent for liratUoooro and vicinity,