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THE VERMONT PHCENIX, BRATTLEBORO FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1894.
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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.

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