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THE VERMONT PHCENIX, BRATTLEBORO FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1894.
O-.J on, J tli t oil and 1ml! win noli tcrd ac ten- len-l lied i ofl Hel ant. wil tin tup ardi ianlfl and -in W Jis cm, ien: Ol ott, ol, tCS' an th. PERSONAL. Dr. Slioles Is hero from Uoston this week. John Hoess started Monday on a north rn trip. Hatpli Cndworth Is working for L. S. IIlRgins. (iny 1'. Howe was In Springfield, Mass., Wednesday. Ed Coleman has hecn housed the past week with grip. I). M. Harber, the milk man, Is out after severe Illness. II. M. Wood and family are visiting In pringileld, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Illgglns are among :he grip victims. II. 1'. Wcllman went Tuesday to New York on business. Dr. Mcrrlain of Shelburnc Falls, Mass., was In town yesterday. Mrs. E. A. Starkey and daughter return today from Now York. Austin Miller started Wednesday on a business trip through the county. 1'. Louis Shea is home from Mellows f-'alls for a week, being Indisposed. Miss Johnson of Westlield, Mass., Is vls tmg her aunt, Mrs. E. L. Cooper. Miss Maud Kollcy of Holyoke, Mass., w tli a friend, has been visiting lu town. Mrs. J. G. Estey has returned after a vi?lt with her parents at Peabody, Mass. Miss Helen Fletcher gave a delightful tea on Tuesday to a party of 14 young ladles. Dr. and Mrs. Lawton spent Sunday with the doctor's parents in Uridgeport. Conn. Miss Vinnie Elmer entertained a party of her friends at cards on Tuesday evening. W. H. Halgli, the Elliot street tailor, is making some changes In the interior of his shop. Mrs. E. B. Barrett has gone to Worces ter. Mass., to visit her daughter, Mrs. rcllett. Linn Dunham of Watcrvllle, Me., has been here this week, visiting his brother, C. W. Dunham. Frederick Languille will move from the Miller house on Elliot street to the Herrlck it Boyden block. H. C. Olisbee has removed from the old Herrlck & Boyden block to the Lillls house on Spring street. F. K. Barrows, L. D. Greene, C. A. Har ris and E. B. Barrows took a trip to Ches terfield lake Wednesday. Mrs. Harriet Austin of West Berlin, this state, Is here caring for her daughter, Miss Mollis Austin, who is ill. Judge J. M. Tyler will probably be in attendance upon the session of the supreme court at Montpelier three weeks. Duane Hawks, formerly of Deerfield, but who lias for the past nine years lived In the West, has visited his uncle, J. F. Stearns. Mrs. Nettie Frost and Miss Nellie Kobln- son nave taken rooms in Tyler block, where the latter will give music lessons. Maj. F. W. Childs has been in New York this week to attend the annual meet ing of the Wilmington Forest and Stream club. II. S. Shcrwin is moving from inland Haskins's house on Frost street into the new home which he has built on the same street. Miss Stella Boutwell was in town Satur day on her way to her Townshend home, called there by the Illness of her mother and brother. Mr. Van Dusen, who has come here from Oxford, N. Y., to work for the Car penter Organ company, has taken rooms at B. M. Adams's. Mrs. Willis Johnson lias returned from Shelburne Falls, Mass., and is now at Dr. Putnam's. It is her intention to follow regularly the work of nursing. George Baldwin, who is still at the Massachusetts general hospital, is making a good recovery from a second operation, and hopes to return home soon. Clifford Thomas of Bellows Falls, who was married Sunday to Mrs. Grace Elwell Mitchell of Langdon, N. II., was formerly a clerk in Randall & Clapp's jewelry store. Gen. Estey lias gone to New York to ac company Mrs. Estey and Harry to Lake wood, N. J., it being hoped that the latter will Improve rapidly at that well-known winter resort. Mrs. K. E. Gordon leaves to-morrow for a visit with her sister, Mrs. Nash, at Nash ville, this state, and from there will go to Burlington to attend the division meeting of the Belief corps. J. A. Nash of Boston, n. II. Rollins, the Cortland, N. Y., carriage dealer, and Lorenzo Chase, proprietor of the Amherst House, have been registered at the Ameri can House this week. Col. Alfred Hall of St. Albans was in town yesterday to confer with Gov Fuller in regard to printing the state laws. Col. Hall is a member of the committee having the revision In charge. R 0. Cressy and Fred Cressy returned Sunday from Phllllpston, Mass., where they have been hunting. While there Fred assisted in a minstrel entertainment ar ranged by local talent. Mrs. Joseph Paul has returned from Worcester, Mass. Since the funeral of her husband her youngest child has died at Worcester. Mrs. Paul is packing her goods and will move to that city. Miss Charlotte Pettee returned last week from Glens Falls, and has taken a position as bookkeeper at Ciapp & Jones's. Mrs. Petteo returned Saturday, having visited in Rutland and Bellows Falls on her way home. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Dunham, Mr. and Mrs G. L. Dunham, Miss Hawley, Miss Webster, Miss Charlotte Pettee, Walter S. Pratt, Fred U. Simpson and Linn Dun ham attended the Westminster club's ball at Bellows Falls last evening. Miss Anna V. Hanley has returned after spermine a vacation of three or four weeks at her homo In Oswego. Miss Kelliher of Salem, Mass., who was stenographer In the Carpenter Organ company's otlice during Miss Hanley's absence, has returned home. T. J. Turner went to North Adams, Mass., Monday, to attend the funeral of his Uncle, Augustus t urner, who was born in Northficld, Mass., 75 years ago, but who lived In North Adams 25 years. being employe! as a cloth Inspector in the print works for a long time. A lIUIlliRiilahril JVnlive of Ilrattleboro Again Honored. Richard M. Hunt, the architect, has been elected an associate member or the Acaae mle des Beaux Arts, one of the academies of the Institute of France. Mr; Hunt has been an honorary and corresponding mem her of the institute for some time, but the recent honor makes him one of the few foreigners who are full members of the academy. The distinction of membership in the academy Is one enjoyed by few but frenchmen and by no other American. Mr. Hunt is one of three foreign archl tects belonKiii" to the Society of St. Luke, an Italian society of artists. It has its headquarters at Rome, and is tho oldest society of Its kind in the world. Ho Is also a member of the Institute of British Arch itects, the Central Society of French Arch liects, and tho Architects' and Engineers' society of Vienna. Last summer ho re 'lied the gold medal of tho Institute of mulsh Architects from (Jucen Victoria. H" Is one of 17 foreigners to be so lion- 'r. 1 PERSONAL. Henry Miller Is housed with rheumatism. Miss Alice Vcet is rccovcrln.tr from an attack of tonsilltis. Mr. Clary's condition remains about tho same as a week ago. Enos White has been unite 111 with orln. but Is now Improving. S. A. Smith left Mondav for Philadel phia on a business trip. W. b. Hudson of Kcene erected Brattle- boro friends Wednesday. ic& Pluninier Is out after helm: housed with grip for three weeks. Mrs. Sidney Miner went to Boston Thurs day morning for a week's stay. Geo. C. Scott, one of tho leading elec- trotypers of Boston, Is In town today. Mrs. Dana Carey and child have been quite ill at Ludlow, Mass., where they are visiting. Miss Helen Cobb, clerk in O. J. Pratt's store, is enjoying a vacation of three or four weeks. Herbert Harris is 111 with tho measles. Will Wltlard Is out after an attack of tho same disease. Tho supervisors! of the Insane wero here Wednesday for their monthly visit to the Brattleboro Retreat. Wm. B. Stlckncy, the well-known Bethel lawyer, and Mrs. Stickney have been at the Brooks House this week. Mrs. S. M. Crothcrs came up from Cam bridge, Mass., last evening, for a day's visit with Brattleboro friends. Isaac F. Cleveland was on the streets Wednesday for the first time in four weeks, having been housed with grip. A F. Kelley was chosen one of tho vice- presidents of the Minneapolis association of Vcrmonters at tho annual meeting last week. Mrs. Wm. E. Ryther of Bernardston. who is just recovering from a severe attack of grip, Id the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hildrcth. F. C. Leitsincer was seized with a sud den attack of illness at the Congregational church Sunday, and Miss Wynian took his place at the organ. Marion Minor gave a farewell party Tuesday evening in honor of Miss Jeanne Hall, who leaves today for Toledo, Ohio, where she will study music. II. I. Kennedy and J. E. Murray of the Boston Globe were in town Tuesday, pre sumably to write up the David Leahy ar ticle which appeared in yesterday's Globe. Miss Williamson, who was injured while coasting on the crust before Christmas, is still confined to her room at the Brooks House, but is improving, and hopes to be about soon. J. C. Howe went to New York yesterday on business connected with Mr. and Mrs. Lavin's concert tour. Mr. and Mrs. Lavln will sing in tho star course at Providence, R. I., in March. A pleasure party is being formed to at tend the great winter carnival at Quebec, Jan. '20 to Feb. !i. Round trip tickets to Quebec from Springfield, Mass., will be sold at that time for fS.50. MILITAHY NOTES. The annual officers' school will be held at Burlington next month. Gov. Fuller has announced the appoint ment of three battalion adjutants with the rank of second lieutenant Herbert John son of Bradford, Hiram L. Hover of Ben nington, Edgar J. Badger of Barre. The Estey Guard dramatic club is plan ning for the presentation of another drama, on a very elaborate scale. There will be about 20 characters in the cast, and some thing striking and never before attempted In the way of stage effect in tho town hall is expected. Four new scenes will be painted by Clias. Biasor. Gen. Estey has issued an order to all the state troops for weekly drills, which began last evening. Members of the companies will be fined for absence. Last evening the Estey Guard held a school for uncom missioned officers, and next Thursday even ing there will bo a company meeting. The annual meeting of the Estey Guard was held on Tuesday evening of last week. The report of tho clerk and treasurer, which showed that the company was cut of debt, was read and approved. Lieut. C. F. Bingham was reelected clerk and treas urer, and Lieut. Haigh, Sergt. W. F. Walker and Sergt. D. F. Curtin were chos en a standing committee for the year. HIGH SCHOOL NOTES. The class of '94 have a sleighrlde to Winchester, N. II., to-night. Edwin C. Thorn, '03, intends to enter the Dartmouth Medical school in June. The class of '0," have a class meeting at J. Hyland Perry's Friday evening next. Miss Maud Stoddard, '05, gave a party to a number of her girl friends Monday evening. Miss Mamie Croker, '04, gave a select tea party to a number of her friends Thurs day evening. The class of '00 go to Northfield, Mass., to-night on a sleighrlde. Turkey supper will be served at tho hotel, after which so cial games will be played. The B. II. S. banjo and guitar club will give a concert at West Brattleboro to-morrow, Saturday, evening, at tho academy hall. You are cordially invited to be pres ent with your friends. Tho Fuller Debating club will hold their next meeting and debate Thursday, in the school building, with the following subject for debate: "Should immigration be further restricted?" Tho principal debaters on this question are Charles Boyden, '54, and Frank Parry, '05, positive; Frank Morse, '04, and John O'Connor, '05, negative. It is hoped that tho next de bate will bo made public, as the questions will no doubt Interest the public as well as the scholars. THE SITE OP THE FIH8T MEETING HOUSE. KMor of The I'luvnU: Will you kindly allow mo space for a few words as to when and where the first meeting house In this town was built, about which certain cir cumstances have revived new interest, and in respect to which the last two or three years have brought new facts to light? In respect to tho time, tills new light seems to make it not later than 1708. In respect to tho exact Me, this new light seems to put it farther from tho cemetery than tho spot named in my "discourse" of 1870; namely as one says: "A little west of whero tho southeast corner of the ceme tery now is;" or, "southwest of tho south west corner of tho cemetery." (See 'Phoe nix,' May 13, 1802, and July 21, 1803.) Another authority, whose ancestors lived near tho house, and whoso father used to point out tho site to him, says: "The place place is still marked and known by the corner stones of tho foundation still remain ing where tho building stood." Lkwis GltOl'T. West Brattleboro, Jan. 17, 1804. A Curd. We wlbh In tills way to express our appreciation to many friends for their sj luiiatltf-and acts of kindness In our bereavement tlie death of our nun and brother also to the Woman's ltellef corns, and to Dennis Itebeknh lodge, J O. O. J-'., for the teautltul tribute, of (lowers, That all may have their sorrows similarly bhared Is the sincere wish of Mil ANii MK8. KOUKST J LEACH, Jl'Ml'ti E. I.FAC ll. I'AHMKJt LEACH L, E. PLUMMER'S ARREST On n Civil Stilt Brought By ,T. II. Stearns. IMummrr Con ft men Hint He Set the I'lre at Wnnitiililp Cottage !c. IS -lie Una llrrli Petitioned Into Insnlve nry. Tho arrest of Luther R. Plummer, his lodgment In tho county jail at Ncwfane, and his confession that he is guilty of tho crime of incendiarism, has startled and shocked tho people of Brattleboro, who have heretofore accorded him a reputation as a young businessman of Integrity. The air was fu.l of rumors In regard to the case last week, hut many of them wero without foundation. The Phiunlx was In possession of all the facts up to Friday noon, but as no arrest had been made, and acting upon the request of tho lawyers and those having tho investigation in charge, and wishing to glvo Mr. Plummer the ben efit of all doubts, we refrained from pub lishing anything relating to the case. For tho Information of those outside the local field It may be well to state that Mr. Plummer began ills business career here a few years ago in the "Little ;J.1" crockery and novelty store on Elliot street. In 1801 Mr. Plummer sold the store after leasing tho Woodside cottages at Spofford lake, Chesterfield, N. II. Since his engagement at Woodside Mr. Plummer has continued to live here during the winter, finding em ployment in John Galvln'a storo and other places. About December 1 Mr. Plummer leased tho north store in Emersou's block, and put in a stock of crockery, glass and tinware, books and notions. On tho night of Dec. 18, about 0:20, the dining hall at Woodside was burned. Tho lire was first seen by people who were coming 'over the hill from Swanzey to Chesterfield Factory. Mr. Vail, who had charge of the property, and who lived near Woodside, was at Chesterfield Factory at the time the lire broke out. He was at onco notified, hut It wa9 Impossible to save the dining hall, which was burned with all Its contents. The wind being In the right direction the other buildings at Woodside did not take fire, hut it was only through good luck that tho flames did not reach tho other buildings and destroy property worth from $15,000 to $1!0,000. Tin1 owner of Woodside cottages is J. II. Stearns, of the largo rubber manufacturing linn of Parker, Stearns it Sutton, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. Stearns is a brother of J. F.Stearns of tills place. While on a visit to the lake in 1S!0 Mr. Steams was so much pleased with Woodside as a summer resort that lie bought the property, and has since made many improvements and erected new buildings there. Since Mr. Stearns's ownership Woodside has been a favorite rendezvous for people from Brooklyn, who were induc ed to come there in large numbers by Mr. Stearns. Mr. Stearns's loss by the fire was from $4500 to $.-.000, or i1500 to $L'000 In excess of the Insurance which ho carried. Plum mer owned the silverware, glassware and linen stored in the building, while the bed ding belonged to Mr Stearns. A small steamer which Plummer bought of Capt. J. Gray Estey, which was under the dining hall, was also burned. Plummer estimated ills loss at $1400, and he carried an insur ance of $1150 In the Granite State com pany. Plummer stated that he thought the fire was caused by rats working in the partition with matches. It was also said at Chesterfield that boys skating on the lake had gone under the building to smoke. An agent of the Granite State company went to Woodside with Mr. Plummer a day or two after the fire occurred and adjusted the insurance. There was from the first some suspicion In Chesterfield as to the origin of the fire. Mr. Stearns was 111 in Brooklyn the week of the fire, but on the following Tues day he came to Brattleboro with several friends. He soon heard that Plummer had hired a team of tho Brattleboro Livery company, the night of the fire, saying that he was going to West Brattleboro, and was particular to have no bells on the team. Stearns's suspicions were aroused and he consulted lawyers and began an Investiga tion, engaging Chief-oM'ollce McClure to assist him. It was found that Mr. Plummer did not go to the home of his parents at West Brat tleboro as he stated, but that ho did go to Chesterfield. The sleigh In which Plum mer went to Chesterfield had runners nearer together than any other sleigh owned by the Brattleboro Livery company. The shoes on the horse were of an unusual pat tern. The runner tracks and the peculiar shoe tracks were found leading from the main road to Woodside, and at places on the road where Plummer turned out when In met teams. Stearns and McClure are also possessed of other evidence which they do not make public. It happened curiously, that Mr. Vail, who had been at Hinsdale, met Plummer near the lake when the lat ter was coming toward Brattleboro. He did not recognize him at the time, as Plum mre was closely wrapped up and made no answer to Vail's remark about it being hard to turn out, but after the investigation be gan Vail easily recognized the livery team driven by i'lummcr. Vail drove Into Wood aide before going to West Chesterfield Fac tory. Everything at Woodside appeared all right when Vail was there but of course tho fire had been started by Plummer. Plummer refuses to tell how ho set the fire, but from what is known he evidently left a slow match so that it would bum down to some inflammable material. When Mr. Stearns had gained all the in formation necessary Plummer was sum moned to Waterman, Martin it Hitt's of fice and confronted with the ovldence found. At first Plummer made a show of Independence, but when lie saw how close ly the meshes were being drawn about him lie broke down, cried iiko a child, and confessed that he was guilty. This was on Saturday, Jan. 0. Plummer was given a chance to settle tho caso for damages with Mr. Stearns, but ho made no effort to do so. Plummer was at his store until last Thursday, when ho went homo ill. Sher iff Starkey took possession of the store Friday, an attachment of $150 having been placed on It by Capt. J. Gray Estey, who had not been paid for the steamer sold to Plummer. Since Friday tho storo has been closed. When Plummer was asked why he set tho fire he said, "I don't know." The fact undoubtedly is, however, that lie was In debt, and thought that with the money which lie could realize from the insurance company lie could tide over his pressing needs. It is said that the stock of goods In the store is mortgaged, in addition to tho attachment, and that Plummer owes bills to numerous people. Ho attempted in November to buy his old Elliot street store when it became necessary for H. T. Willard to sell It. Falling in this he at once opened the new store. It has been one of Plummer's characteristics that when he has thought of any venture ho has plunged into it without carefully count ing tho final result. He has been known by those Intimately acquainted with him .19 a builder of air cas tles, hut lie has been credited with an av erage amount of business abilllty. His past reputation has been good in every re spect. He lias been an active worker In the Unlversalist society, and it is not known that a charge of dishonesty was over brought against him before. Tho feeling against him Is far different from that for most persons guilty of a crime, and pity for him overshadows tho enormi ty of tho offence. For Mr. Plummer's wife tho deepest sympathy is felt. No family In Brattleboro Is more generally and highly respected than the one to which she belongs; for Mr. Plummer's parents, also, there Is great sympathy. Mr. Plummer was arrested Saturday, not for incendiarism, but on a civil ault for damages sustained by J. II. Stearns result ing from the fire. Tho arrest took place at the homo of Mr. Plummer's parents In West Brattleboro. A private hearing was held, Plummer could not furnish bonds, and ho was taken to Ncwfane jail Satur day night by Mr. McClure. Mr. Plummer was petitioned into insol vency yesterday by Edward Rorke it Co. of Now York, of whom he bought a part of the goods for his store, and whom he owes about $:00. It is known that Mr. Plummer has liabilities amounting to from $1500 to $1700, In addition to what he may bo owing relatives. BASE BALL. Win. Murphy Jlny lny with the IVrw York. Tlie New York Sun says concerning the ex-captain and short stop, and the cx pltcher of the Brattleboro team: "Mur phy, captain of the Yale university base ball team of 1802 and the best short stop that Yale has ever had, has received a flat tering offer to play In New Bedford this year. I he city lias a line team every sum mer, composed mostly of college players. Hitherto tho men have been mainly from Harvard and Brown universities. There Is some chance that Murphy will play short for the Now York club. He is a marvel ous fielder anil usually a reliable batsman. Bowers, the pitcher, has been appointed to tlie lecture committee of the Kent club of the law school, which committee has just scoured Congressman Wilson, the author of the tariff bill, for a lecture." The Bostons have also made offers to Murphy, but the probabilities are that he will go to the New Yorks. Murphy grad uated last June from Yale, taking high rank lu scholarship, and had started in to do tlie university three-years' medical course In two years, though greatly em barrassed by financial stringency. F. II. O'Connor, who captained last year's Dartmouth team, is back in the medi cal college,but will not play 011 the team this year. However, it is probable that he will go into tlie cage and give the pitchers tlie benefit of his experience. Tlie nine began training Monday. There are about :0 can didates. Dinsmore, tlie third baseman last season, will probably be tho regular 'varsity pitcher, with Thornburg and Taber as substitutes. Abbott is the leading can didate for pitcher, but if not successful Capt. Huff will go behind the bat. Dr. Rannoy, the star catcher for the past four years, 19 expected to coach the team a short,tfme. THE RIFLE. These scores were made by members of the Brattleboro rltle club on the Sargent range, Dec. 130: MOO Yards On" Ilnml. French, 4 9 7 10 l 8 8 S 10 0-Sfi 3 9 10 8 10 rt G H H-M ID 9 I 9 II 0 1(1 1(1 778 Sargent. S M 11 9 7 8 fi 9 9 78-.' 77788889 9 10-79 fi 0 7 7 S 8 8 10 9 9-78 These scores were made at Vernon, January !i: Nichols. II) 9 9 7 9 9 8 S 9 9-S7 10 89980779 0-i 9 s 7 0 11 7 II M 9 9-77 French. 8 8 10 9 7 9 7 10 9 10 9 6 10 8 10 8 li 7 8-m 9 7 7 8 0 111 9 9 8 9-8-. 9 10 7888787 8-80 These scores were made on the Sargent range, January 0: French, 9 10 10 10 9 5 7 10 10-80 9 9 7 10 t 7 7 li 9 9-81 9 10 8 8 9 0 0 6 8 10-79 10 9 7 0 5 7 0 111 8 10-77 Nichols, 10 7 8 8 8 10 8 W fi 10-81 0 9 7 9 10 10 8 8 li 10-8) 9 9 9 9 9 7 8 8 S 7-KI 9 0 10 7 9 0 7 10 9 983 Sargent, li 0 li 0 7 10 10 9 s s-70 THE FRATERNITIES. District Masonic Mrrtlne. The annual meeting of the eighth Mason ic district will be held at Bellows Falls the 21th, afternoon and evening. The officers of the grand lodge and other prominent Masons, havo signified their intention to be present. In the afternoon Mount Leb anon lodge of Jamaica will work the first degree, and King Solomon's lodge of Bel lows Falls the second degree. Refresh ments will be served from 0 to 7:30, and later the grand otlicers will be received, and the Lodge of the Temple of Bellows Falls will work the third degree. The rail roads will sell tickets at reduced rates. In this district there are two lodges at Brat tleboro, two at Bellows Falls, and one each at Townshend, Putney, Wilmington, Ja maica, Jacksonville, Grafton and South Londonderry. A special meeting of Fort Dummer chap ter was held last evening to work the fourth degree. A regular meeting of Beau scant commandery was held Wednesday night, and of Bingham chapter, O. E. S., Tuesday night. LOCAL OVERFLOW. The weather report says: Fair Friday, Saturday cooler. George E. Crowell has begun to rebuild the barn which was burned. Maurice Bowler's tenement building on South Main street, which was cut in two some time ago, is being moved to the new foundation. Members of tho society for tlie prevention of cruelty to animals did a good work yes terday in seeing that drivers of heavily loadcil teams doubled up and used two spans of horses lu passing through Main street. Windham county Pomona cranco was handsomely entertained by the grangers of Htimmerstou yesterday, u. Knapp, Da. vid Perry, Edward Dunklee, R. M. Pratt and others discussed tho tariff question: there was a paper on tho winter caro of stock by George W. Pierce, declamation by U. U. Whitman, songs uy j,. ij. Mark and Miss Bennett, and other exercises. Tlie third volume of the new Johnson Cyclopedia, which has been delivered to Brattleboro subscribers this week, amply sustains and fulfills tho promise of tho two previous ones. The illustrated articles on electricity, electric lighting, electric mo tors, and kindred subjects, written and signed by acknowledged authorities in these sciences, cover nearly 30 pages, and show the care and thoroughness with which the revision has been made. The annual mcettn" of the Wilmington Forest and Stream ctub was held Wednes day evening at the Imperial hotel in New York city. Ex-Mayor Henry R. Barker of Providence, K. L, was chosen president; II. K. McIIarg of New York, vice presi dent; 11. a. (Jhllds, secretary and treasur er; directors; II. G. McHarc, C. II. Wat son of New York, II. R. Barker, J. T. Jones of Cold Spring Harbor, N. Y., J. F, Bates of Now York, J. I). Cuurch of Charlotte, N. C, Henry S, Bingham of Bennington, F. W. Childs and R. S. Chllds, F. C. Atkins of Brooklyn. Re ports wero presented and committees chosen to niako arrangements for tho com ing season, Mr, 8ttncon Staples "I Had a Running Soro On ray anklo five years, the doctors pronouncinj It salt rheum. Itcontlnucd to Increase in stza, until I cemmoncsd taking flood's Sarsaparllla, Hood'ssy Cures and using Hood's Ollvo Ointment. At the end of two years I was completely cured and have had no trouble with it since." StMEoy SiAi-Lts, East 'raunton, Mass. Get Hood's. , Hood's Pills cure liver Ills, Jaundice, bil iousness, sick headache and constipation. 254, INSURANCE OF ALL KINDS PLACED AT SHORT NOTICE WITH CUDW0BTH & OHILDS, Brattleboro, Vt. Btrtbs. In Jacksonville. Jan. fi. a son to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Cutting. In Ileadsboro, Jan. 12, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Cha.i. Faulkner. In Ilrattleboro. Jan. II, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Kimball. In West Brattlelioro. Jan. 1 1, a va. l'enrl Land man, to Mr. and Mrs. O (1. Covey. In West Diimiuerston, Jan. 18, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. It. C Haldln. Harrtaflcs. In Hrnttleboro. Jan. 13. by William S. Newton, Esij.. Willlan. A. Trim ami Ada 11. Johnson, both of Ilrattleboro. In Brattleboro. Jan. li. by William S. Newton, F.i , Hamuel C Falrmas and Lucy A. Marshall, both of Vernon. In Windham, Dec. 19. bv Iter. Geo A. Beck wlth, Harry I,. Mould ami Mlis Coronle M. Astell, oom oi u imin.im In Boston. Mas . Jan. 10. John C. Clair, for- merlyof Bellows Falls, and Miss M. Belle Putnam. In Brooklvn, N. Y.. Jan. :l, Francis A. Watson and Mrs Ethel E. Perry. in uiunKnam, vt , jan i;i tiy t . t.. UavU, Emi.. Willie A. Loomla of Whltlnirham and Flor ence E Chalmers of Uowe, Mas. Qcatfjs. In Orafton. Jan. 8. Mrs. Marv M. Houchton. wife of Alden Gibson, M. "At every step from childhood to life's close. Sweet moral flowers of thine owpnlantlni? irreu- That will forever have a charm for those Who follow thee, and all thy life work knew." In Cambridge. N. Y . Dee. 2M. Abble t.. I-ant-li. ton. wife of Ieslle M Bogle, an. in Mincnesier, :v li., Jan. s, sirs. Eliza A. Forbes, widow of tho late F. F. Forbes, 83. in Jiancnester. jan M, wm. Hubbard. In Wet-t Townshend, Jan. II, Richmond Tripp. In West Wardsboro. Jan. 16, Martin V. B. W aite, 8. In Hinsdale, N. II., Jan. 13, J. E. Olll, 01. In Northampton. Mass.. Jan. 10. Mrs. Slarv R.. wife of the late John T. Bruce of Brattlelioro, 75. in nraiiieDoro, Jan. is, frank j. iacn, '.ti. To set wet hoots and shoes near n lire, stove, (steiiinplpe or hot regis ter to dry, or hold them there when on jour feet, Is but mitural. Tho next natural thing is for tho leather to become brittle and "life less," the result of too quick drying1 and to crack and break the first time worn. If tlie wearer Is Ignorant of the cause or 1ms forgotten, Its natural, very natural, to lay the fault to tho shoemaker or denier. Thinks some one has been cheating maybe, until he learns tho cause. Xaturai then to buy it new pair and lie more care ful. To men who dlsliko to bother with rubbers wo recommend our warm and waterproof Walrus Culf Cork Sole shoes. They're about pcr fection and cost only $2.50. Waterproof polishes 20, '25 ami 35 cents. Store open Monday and Saturday even lugs. MORSE & SIMPSON. , Brooks House Shoo Storo Cattle For Sale. TIIAVEnjrood cow four years old, half Al derney; eon inln next month; lni;ood con dition, pentle and a profitable cow for milk; also a pair of fat oeu welnlilnj- about B500 iwunds Any or all will bo sold at a reasonable price. JOHN A MEHUIFIELD. Wllliamsville, January ir, J8!U. Parents Itoport groat boncfll from thoir children wont ing our patent an klo supporters when learning to nlk. Hcinomhd' they havo hut one pair of nnklos, and if they got out of shape when learning i walk they will havo to use them all their lives. Can ho worn inside any shoos. Our "novor-slip" ico creepers are tho host made. Wo can at tach thoni to your rubbers or shoos in five minutes and perhaps save you from a painful fall and permanent injury. Itomembor wo nro headquarters for low-priced, medium and fine footwear. Solo aeonts forAl- red Dolgo felt goods and "Gold Seal-crack proof-overshoes and frubbors; best in tho world. DUNHAM BROTHERS, Brattleboro and Bellows Falls. H. E. TAYLOR & SON, FIRE, LIFE, ACCIDENT Insurance ! Hooker Block, Brattleboro. Brattleboro Savings Bank Twenty -third Annual Report. Ileremtirr :i, I soil. LIABILITIES. Due rvn,)-4ttnrw. Sl.46i.MO OS IIS,'.' 81 $!,577,7.V 89 Ileserve and Surplus, RESOURCES. Loans on MortRaRes, Loans, Personal, Loan.i on Savings Bank Books, Loans on Mortcaice Collateral, Loans on Dank Stock, Loans on Bonds. City and County Bonds (par), Bank Building, Vault and Fixtures, Cash on hand. $V.559 07 81. 161 06 1.950 00 13.SS0 IX) 10,000 00 0,100 00 500,500 00 1S.OO0 00 5.000 00 65,101 86 $1,577,753 88 We. the undersiened. Auditors of the Brattle boro Savin irs Hank, herebv eertife that wn hr personally examined tne securities held by said bank, and find them to corresnind with thorn In the abore statement. O. I). ESTEBBKOOK, F. II. HAUItIS, ' ,,,, J. L. MARTIN", .Auditors. OEO. S. DOWLEY. I Ol'FK'intS FOIt IHOl. HARRIS. President. ESTERBROOK, Vice ITesident. HARRIS. Treasurer. B. n. O. I). C. A J. C. DeWITT, Assistant Treasurer. TRUSTEES. Harris. L. K. Fuller. B. D. O. I). S. N. II. II, Wm. Esterbrook, C. W. Wyman, Herrick. E. W. Stoddard, , Wheeler, J. L. Martin, O. Miller, Chas. A. Harris, F. K. Barrows. BOARD OF INVESTMENT. S. N. Herrick, O. D. Esterbrook, B. D. Harris C. A. Harris, E. W. Stoddard. Tyyowritors. Typewriter Supplies. FLORENCE E. CLARK, Agent. SaLKSMBS 1VASTUH, Free prepa.d outfit. One of our nconU has earned over $i0', 000 In five years. Post Oftleo box 1871, New York Sold by MOUSE Sc SIBII'SO,, NO ONE DOUBTS THE BENEFITS OF Life Insurance Nor that there are several per fectly reliable companies. The simple question is, in which of the good ones shall I insure? Economy, especially in these hard times, says, in the A i Company, that will give me absolutely reliable insurance for the smallest amount of mon ey, and that finally yields the largest return, either in cash or paid up insurance. This is done only by the North- West ern Mutual Life, Call upon us and we will gladly and sure ly show the proof of our asser tion. This company stands -disfiufably among the very best. Assets over $62,000,000. Sur plus over $10,000,000. You know that you make money by insuring young. Investments. Some know how and wish no advice. Some do not and wish for counsel. To the latter, es pecially, I offer my services. My experience is large, my bus iness connections the very best. One very large and very con servative banking association from which I obtain choice 6 percent loans, is examined each year by Hon. V. H. DuBois, our State Inspector of Finance, and this house pays a direct tax to our state treasury. Every loan is as safe as if put into savings banks, but yields much larger income. This house came through the panic without a single loss. I can procure as good 7 per cent loans as any known will call at private houses if wished. All business confided to me will be strictly confidential. 0. F. THOMPSON, Eoom 11, Crosby Block. HERE'S OUR NAME. How do you like it? Our nature is not very "Foxy" however, and ourKOodsare as countless as the hairs on the animal at the head of this ar ticle. We have a very full supply of Inks, Mucilage, Pens aud Paper and All Kinds of Writing Materials. Please do not fall Into the error of supposing that wehave no goods of the holiday kind, except at Christmas for we do, In periodicals of all kinds we can offer a very choice list, and there is no article that you can buy that will give you so much satisfaction as a subscription to a magazine or newspaper, Call at our store when you want anything found In a newsroom or periodical store. At the sign of the "Golden Hand." BRATTLEBORO NEWS CO. GEORGE E. FOX, Proprietor. I3I..I.IOT STBEET. More Flowers WERE WHAT THEY WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS SHALL HAVE MORE FOR NEW YEARS COME AND SEE US O00ASIONALL At Thorn's You Will Find Cn Flowers. D. McCILLIVRAY, Jlrailleys (rrenliousei. The Value of Experience Depends entirely on the ability to extract from it that which is vital and significant." How Great Has been the value of Hoywood's exporience of nearly 30 years of shoemaking can be judged by the splendid workmanship, fit and du rability of HEYWOOD SHOES.