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THE VERMONT PHOENIX, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1894.
8 BELLOWS FALLS NEWS. Theodore Klrkland, brother of Dr. Kirk land, visited him last week. Albert Derby left Monday for a visit of lour months In Ensinitas, California. The Bellows Kails savings Institution holds its annual meeting Wednesday next, at 10 A. M. The merchants of our village are adver tising "elearance sales" prior to their an nual "slock taking." Mrs. M. W.Davis lias been chosen by the probate court as the administrator of the estate of her late husbanl News was received Saturday afternoon, of the death of Mrs. Jennison of Walpolc, mother of Mrs. Frank George. Clifford Thomas and Mrs. (irace Mitchell were married Monday, at Town's Hotel, ttcv. C. K. H. Dodge olllelatlng, Stenographer ColTvii, of the express of fice force, was unavoidably absent nt his home In Ludlow last week. It was a girl. Itcv. Mr. Ferguson of lloston will speak at the Congregational church next Sunday morning, his subject being "t'tali and the Mormons." On account of the Illness of Mrs. Xclson Pierce and her first girl, her boarders have been obliged to find other boarding places for the present. The ladies- aid society of the Universa sallst. church had their fortnightly supper yesterday, it being served by Mrs. Xourse and Mary Stihvell. The monthly supper of the ladies' union was servcil.it the Congregational church last evening, by Mrs. Swain, Mrs. Ilolley, Mrs. Williams, and Mrs. Welch. Uellows Falls people were glad to wel come back Dea. .1. O. Spring, who returned last Friday from Dresden, Germany, where he has been visiting bis son. We are sorry to learn that G. W. Swift, photographer, who went from here to Con cord, X. H., about a year ago, has been obliged to give up his studio in that place. Sherman Davis, who was called here from his home in Minneapolis, Minn., by the death of his father, Hon. M. W. Davis, is still here and may spend most of the winter with his mother and sister. C. W. Osgood entertained his Sunday school class and a few friends, about SO in all, last Monday evening. A pleasant evening was spent in social conversation, and musical and literary selections. E. S. Leonard was notified last Saturday of the withdrawal from Vermont of the Queen insurance company which has been represented at his agency and that of L. S. Hayes, to which he succeeded, for many years. Father Reynolds has had as guests this week, l!ev. Fr. Finneg.m of Clareniont, and llcv. Fr. Cunningham of Iirattleboro, who have been Jin attendance at the 'MO honrs' devotional service" held at North Walpole. W. W. Slate is employed for a few weeks In the office of Geo. A. llabbitt, superin tendent of the American Express com pany, collating the annual returns of busi ness of that company for the past year, preparatory to the annual statement. Miss Hapgood, formerly of St. Agnes Hall, and her niece, having returned from the West, where they have been for a num ber of years, and are now living in Cam bridge, Mass. Miss Urann, also well known by former attendants at the Hall, is living in West Randolph just now. Rev. Fr. Reynolds spoke at St. Charles church last Sunday morning upon the calls there are to aid the poor at the present time. (Father Reynolds appointed Miss Kate Wilnioth and Miss Julia MeGreen to solicit subscriptions for the parish's work among them, and headed the list with $100. The lecture Friday evening, by Rev. Dr. MacArthur, was exceedingly enjoyable. Dr. MacArthur is a very polished speaker, and his subject, "The empire of the Czar; the Great Rear of the North," was one which is Interesting to all. It is only to be regreeted that there was not a larger audience. E. H. Stoughton Relief corps, No. is, has installed as officers for the coming year: President, Delia E. Daggett; senior vice president, Anna P. Taylor: junior vice president, Sarah E. Mellish ; secreta ry, Lavinla A. Howard; treasurer, Anna A. Clark ; chaplain, Lilla E. lieaumond ; conductor, Flora A. Howard: guard, Liz zie Jones; assistant conductor, Minnie Underbill; assistant guard, Louise Jones. Postmaster Cannon received a few days ago a full supply of the new issue of postal cards, they being the first distributed to post-offices in this vicinity. In fact the clerks at the office say they had een none pass through from any office before. They are a very convenient size, about half way between the largest and the medium sizes of former issues, both of which are now discontinued wholly. The design and the engraving of the new card are better than the old ones and will be tlejcrvcdly popu lar. The relief committee chosen to represent the churches In the assistance of the poor this winter, is organized as follows: Presi dent, Mrs. C. W. Osgood: vice president, Mrs. Daniel W. Beaton: secretary, Mrs. E. R. Campbell; treasurer, Mrs. Thomas. The representative of each church is to appoint a committee of three from her own church, to report any cases of poverty. The poor in each church are to be cared for by that church, those who have no church home, by the united committee. General Agent S. ,1. Whyte of the Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance company was in town Monday to settle the damage to the dwelling of Harley Hun toon, which was seriously injuredi by last week's fire. The damage was left to ap praisement of builders. J. II. Griswold was chosen by Mr. Huutoon and he met a builder chosen by the company from Springfield, Mass. The insurance upon the furniture was in the National of Hart ford. School IVotrs. The senior French class is learning a French play, which will, if circumstances permit, be given during the winter. The 0th grade took a sleighride to Springfield Tuesday afternoon. Although the sleighing was poor, all report a pleas ant time. GRAFTON. Xrxt Week's I'nriurm' Institute. The program of the farmers' institute to bo held next week Thursday and Friday, under the direction of the state board of agriculture,-Include these papers, or ad dresses: Thursday forenoon, "The out look for horse-breeding," by C. M. Wins-low;- afternoon, "Poultry raising," by F. W4paulihpg; "Home markets," by H. W. Vafl; evening, "Diseases of plants," (illus trated) by Prof. L. R. Jones of Burlington. Friday forenoon, "Intensive farming," by J. O. Sanford;"The dairy cow," by H. W. Vail; afternoon, "Sheep husbandry," by V. I. Spear; evening, "Forestry," by C. M. Wlnslow; "Vermont at Chicago," by H. M. Arms, closing with the question box at 8:30. There will be music at the evening ses sions, and all the addresses will be follow ed by discussion. Everybody Is invited to attend, and the ladies are especially Includ ed In the Invitation. The grange have their annual installa tion and oyster supper this evening. 8AXTON8 RIVER. Many are 111. The 9lelghlng continues excellent. Lieut. Gatchell is able to bo out again. Dea. Warner was taken suddenly ill on Tuesday, The Ice from the river and pond has been steadily gathered for several days. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Tcnncy spent last 1 week In Boston and vicinity with their I children. , The friends of Rev. Mr. Wilbur will be 1 sorry to learn that his health Is seriously Impaired. I It is pleasant to note that the old cider 1 mill by the bridge Is no longer to be used ' as a cider mill. It Is now undergoing re i pairs. i Mr. Pierce, who has been clerk 'at I Mayo's from the beginning, because of the 1 dull times is now out of a job. 1 Last week the remains of Mrs. Whitney I Tenney were brought here for burial. Mrs. I Tenney died of pneumonia at her home In in Dummerston. CAMDHIDQEPOHT. Mr. and Mrs. Pcrley Sparks are visiting at R. N. Marsh's. James McQuadc has moved Into the ten ement in F. A. Smith's house. Mr. Maxhain of Brattleboro and Misses Colton and Miller will give a concert In the church Saturday evening. A barn on the farm of Mrs. Elizabeth Walker, a few miles north of this village, was burned last Friday afternoon, with hay, farming tools, etc. A part of the stock was saved. WESTMINSTER. C. H. Shcperdson, a grocer from Bellows Falls. Is running his team through our , streets twice a week, taking orders. John Leach and family got quite a fright Thursday thinking their house was on fire, but it was only the chimney burning out, creating intense heat. There are fewer cases of.illness this week, and those previously mentioned are im proving. Mrs. J. C. Wyman was taken with the grip, but is now better. A. Watklns is the only one who has be gun tobacco sorting as yet. Others are waiting to see what Mill be done with the tariff, in hopes to sell in the bundle the same as for two years past. John Thompson, colored, buried a sec ond child with measles last Saturday. The fitst was an infant of five weeks; the sec ond a girl of five years. The children died within a week of each other. The family live just beyond Gageville on the Saxtons River road. The entire farm and personal property of the late M. W. Davis is likely to be put on the market for cither private or public sale. This well-known Riverdale milk farm has been the pride of its owner for 30 i years, and, no doubt, will find a ready sale at good tigures, even tn these times. WESTMINSTER WEST . Next Thursday, at 10 a. m., the mem bers of Maple Grove grange are invited to the home of J. L. Ormsby, and it is hoped that every member will make an effort to be present and help In the entertainment. The dinner will be on the basket picnic plan. Following are the grange officers for 1SIM: Master, A. 1). Kerr; overseer, J. H. Clark; lecturer, Mrs. Ellen Plumb: stew ard, Henry Gorhani; assistant steward. A. L. Harlow; chaplain, R. Miller, secretary, Mrs. J. II. Clark; treasurer, F. G. Camp bell; gatekeeper, E. J. Cook; Ceres, Mrs. E. J. Cook; Pomona, Mrs. R. Miller; Flo ra, Mrs. J. L. Ormsby; lady assistant, Mrs. W. G. Harlow. VERMONT ACADEMY, Dr. Williams was called to his home last Friday by the serious illness of his lather, who has since died. Vermont Academy base ball team has joined the Vermont Interscholastlc league. The prospects for a successful base ball season are very good. Twenty-eight can didates have already gone into training. Miss Robinson, the art teacher, who has been quite ill, Is improving and expects to be able to go to her home soon. Her mother has been at the Academy caring for her. The art department is now under the supervision of Miss C. W. Allbright of Boston, who will carry on the work until Miss Robinson Is able to return. A reception was held in Fuller hall last Saturday evening. After a short social time it was turned into a spelling match wiin aiiss Alnswortli and Mr. Foibes as leaders. The match was won by Mr. Forbes's side, and then those remaining who had not missed any words were spell ed down. Miss Mitchell succeeded in spelling the school down, ami then Prof. I Ellery presented her with a book, as being I the best speller in Vermont Academy. i MOUNT HERMON. .Mini)- Mud, in- ( iimioi r Arrniuiiin. llalril. The Northlield seminary and the Mount Ilermon school reopened after the vacation Wednesday of last week. At Mount Iler mon the new term begins in February. The usual large number of applicants cannot enter In February because of limited ac commodations. Had the school the facili ties and accommodations which are needed, ."(00 or (100 students could be enrolled. At present 830 are all who can be accommo dated. The chemical and physical labora tories are being improved and furnished with new tables and apparatus. " IN HOT WATER." The Ito-toii ;lol- ('hiimploim n id Lenity's Cnli.r, The Boston Globe of yesterday contain ed a three-column article tending to show that David Leahy Is a martyr, and that he has been persecuted for years. It relates the fact of his imprisonment at Ncwfane for six years, and of the year which he has been sentenced to serve in the house of correction, and of other litigation. Leahy Is quoted as saying: "I never knowingly wronged a human being, but from the time I was appointed administrator of my brother's estate in 187S 1 have been con stantly in hot water. "They tell me It has been all my own fault. Perhaps It has; perhaps 1 have made mistakes, but God knows that they were honest mistakes. "I have not deserved the punishment that it has been my lot to suffer during all these years. 1 have fought the courts for years, and I won't give up now just when the enemy seems to have the better hand. Xo, 1 will light until my end." The Globe further says: "While this in teresting and pathetic scene was takiii" place In the home of the Leahys, John E. Hannigan, a Boston lawyer whom" Leahy engaged recently, was busily engaged In the office of Judye Tyler of the probate court, who is also clerk of the county court, preparing a petition to the supremo court in behalf of Leahy and his wife, praying for an injunction to restrain William II. Fletcher, a wealthy citizen of this tovn, from continuing certalh acts of trespass, which Leahy claims were the indirect cause of the criminal charge for which he is about to suffer. "As soon as thejpetithnlhad been drawn up it was sent to Montpeller, where It will be brought before the supreme court." WEST BRATTLEBORO. Thr Dramatic Club's I'lay. There wa9 a good attendance nt the pre sentation of "Imogenc, or the witch's se cret," by the West Brattleboro Dramatic club at seminary hall last Friday evening. The three most difficult r6lcs In the drama were taken by E. M. Goodcnough, Win. Robb and Miss Ruth A. Hill, and were well Interpreted, while some very good act ing vas done by Miss Ida B. Fox and E. M. Perry. The play netted the club quite a sum. Excitement was caused for a few minutes by one of the wings catching fire from the red lights which were used in one of the scenes, but the blaze was quickly ex tinguished. Mrs. Alfred Sargent is quite 111. W. E. Stellmanu returned to Jamaica Plain, Mass., Monday. The young people will enjoy a dance at David Perry's this evening. Mr. Randell's family at the creamery are wrestling with the measles. Mrs. Etna F. Higley has returned from her visit In Richmonn, this state. Chas. Dunklee and Will Fisher have been in Springfield, Mass., this week. The Dramatic club will take a sleighride to Marlboro Tuesday evening aud attend the play there. Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Colo have been housed with the grip for the past two weeks, but both are Improving. There is no snow back on the hills, and from the parts where usually there is good sleighing, the farmers are obliged to come out on wheels. The 11. II. S. banjo club are booked for a concert at the academy hall Saturday evening. The club have given good satis faction in other places. The services at the Baptist church Sun day evening will be supplemented by a ser mon from Dr. George Bulleu of Newton theological seminary. Hour, 7:!i0. During the high wind Friday evening a chimney in J. A. Goodenough's house took fire and considerable alarm was felt, as there were three sick people in the build ing; but several volunteered to watch the premises until danger was past and no damage resulted. The Dramatic club, at the regular meet ing Monday evening, decided not to repeat "Imogene," as there were no open dates previous to next Wednesday, at which time one of the leading actors is to leave town. In order to give the public a variety of at tractions in the play line, the club has de cided to present next "Tho deacon," a drama written principally for laughing pur poses. LENT AND HOLIDAYS. Tills year Ash Wednesday, the begin ning of Lent, fails on February 7, eight days earlier than last year. Easter falls on March 23, and it will be many years before it comes at so early a date as it does In 1S!)4. The holidays of the year occur as follows: Washington's birthday on Thursday; Memorial day on Wednesday; Independence day on Wednesday; Labor day, September.1); election, November ti; Thanksgiving, November i!7; Christmas on Tuesday. CHURCH AND SOCIETY. Services in St. Michael's church Septua gesima Sunday: (::10 a. m., holy commun ion; 10:."0 a. m., morning prayer and ser mon; 12 m., Sunday school and Bible class; 7 i m., evening prayer and sermon. ADVERTISED LETTERS. Woinii Miss llrown Men-A. Ilntrs, llenrv llngcs, H. W. L'nn noli, M. 1. Hon land, J V (illTonl & Co, ,Ii'rr Tuinr. A Will ld-l nnioilh llullilhiK Illii'iii-il.' Private letters received from American travelers In Asia reveal the curious fact that the great mosque of Damascus was burned several weeks or months ago, but the Turkish authorities kept the knowledge of its destruction from reaching the out side world. The mosque was one of the most famous buildings in the world and of great antiquity. Ils interior dimensions were -131 by 125 feet. In the ceutie was a dome resting on four massive piers. Un derneath was a cave in which the head of John the Baptist was said to be preserved in a golden casket. The mosque had three minarets, one of which was 250 feet high, and upon it, according to Moslem tradi tions. Jesus was tn linvn ilnc.irl.,t .r. day of judgment. Thii HIikN of CIiIi iiii lll.i . 'From Hip lnt.-r Ocean The World's Fnlr fittrm-t..,! to it tl,., Loot people of the world, but unfortunately it aisu auracteu ine very worst elements that live. Multitude!, of these riMiifiitioil mill this fact accounts for the crowded condi tion of the Chicago jail today, with ils COO prisoners awaiting trials for their crimes. Fifty-two of the numbei are charged with murder. The courts of justice will for some time be taxed by such echoes from the gieat fair. "'.It-ttlolit-rrtiig fr u l.lekiiiK." I From the I'hiliulelpiu.i Utlftrr. Public opinion is overwhelmingly against the attempt of the Democratic senators in New Jersey to deprive the Republicans of the just fruits of victory. The Democratic bosses are evidently "electioneering for a licking," and they will be sure to get it. This is not a good year for bbssism, par ticularly the Democratic brand. The race track gamblers and the selfish politicians brought the Democratic party to such dis repute that the citizens turned that party down hard, but its leaders appear to have failed to profit by the lesson. Xnt MnRlug 'niiipngii Soiik. IKrom the Chicago lnfr-Oeran North Clark street yesterday morning was invaded by a grand army with brooms and shovels. They were men "paying for breakfast and lodging." The street has not been so clean for a year. They were an intelligent looking body of men, aud did their work quietly and well. There was no singing of campaign songs, "Gro ver, (Srovei, four years more of Grovcr," It is gravely suspected that the ax of Mrs, Dominis, aimed at President Dole, glanced off and struck President Cleve land in the neck. Never trust a woman with an ax !- SprinyjUltl Union, A fmil, .,,!Yt i!'1!1? ''J1T"SS 0"'' heartfelt tlunks to the mum kind friends and neighbor whose sympa thetic attentions In the sickness of our lwlote.1 liiishanc an. father, and In the hereavement that fulloned w 111 ever 1 rememl.ered Itlinratlttiiie. ... AI.ms TlJU'l'ASi.l'HlIJiHEN WobtTowmhen,, Jan. 1U. lwu. Something that will quiet the neries. Kne strew: h tn the hody. Induee refreshing sleep, inv roM the quality of the hlood, and purify and .rlB . entheeoiiiplexlou. Is l,nt many , arsons w ould he t ery Kl.id to obtain, farter s Ir .n PUN are made for exactly t his class of t mulil es, and are remarkably successful in accninpliahinn the ends desired, as named above. They are usefiil fir both men and women. Price. W cents a box l,fne?nJr8,"SLt.lw?,!l'!?,,t f ,S "nS- : ' . . vat. ie-ui iToner loeRi treatment is positively necessary to smii,. hut umiiyiinoimosiortlieremedltain irenemi ni I'ttt temporary relier. A cure certalnlv canuot be expected from snuffs, powders doifi. es and washes. Ely's Cream Balm. "hch is so hlKhly commended is a remedy which combines S2I!t.lJ?ipowe.l w"h fertsct safety and pleam ness to the patient. Thediueeisti .tl -Vi i, 1 LATH NEWS. $10,000 I'lre In Milton. About 8:30 Thursday morning, fire was discovered in tho cupola of the graded school building at Milton, and In a few moments, fanned by the high wind, the llames were beyond control, and the build ing was reduced to ashes. St. Anne's Roman Catholic church caught fire, and, despite all that could be done, It was to tally destroyed. Two barns owned by Mrs. Mary Ward, and occupied by C. S. Ashley, next took fire, and were wiped out of existence In short order. The fire was subdued after the barns were burned, as there was nothing in the immediate vicinity to furnish more food. The loss 011 the entire proprty Is estimated at over $-10,-000. There was insurance of about $5000, divided 2000 on the school building, $2500 on the church, and about $-100 011 the barns. It Is supposed that the fire was caused by a defective chimney in the grad ed school building. tint, llt'lilnlry Will Act. Two weeks ago a negro murderer was lynched at West Union, Adams county, Ohio, 14 miles from Cincinnati. Yester day three negro members of the state legis lature called on Gov. McKinleyand entered a vigorous protest against permitting tho perpetrators of the lynching to go unpun ished. Gov. McKlnley informed them tha he expected the grand jury In Adams coun ty to Indict and prosecute all those Impli cated in the lynching, and if such action is not promptly taken he will himself see that the guilty parties are brought to justice. As many prominent citizens of Adams county were actively connected with the lynching, this assurance trom the governor creates an intense excitement. The lielloKg Will ('use Settled. The Kellogg will case was settled yester day by a compromise between John E. Hubbard and the town of Montpeller. It has been in the courts three years. By the terms of the agreement Hubbard will build a library building to cost $30,000, to be done before Jan. 1, 1M(, and put $15,000 in the hands of trustees as an endowment, before July 1 next. By the terms of the will Mrs. Kellogg gave the town of Mont peller, for library purposes, property in New York valued at nearly ball a million. Hubbard, a nephew of Mrs. Kellogg, con tested the will. A llolil ItolilM-ry. One of the boldest robberies committed in Boston for years occurred Wednesday evening, when a tray containing 30 dia mond rings, wortli $3000, was stolen from the show window of a jewelry store 011 Court street. It was the job of a profes sional who adopted the old-time method of throwing a brick wrapped in a paper through the window front and then reach ed through the hole and grabbed his plun der. The street was crowded at the time. The man fired a revolver shot at a clerk who ran to the door and then dodged around a corner and disappeared, quickly eluding a policeman who started in pursuit. An lllatnrk' Church lltiriinl. One of the most famous landmarks of Boston went up in smoke Saturday after noon when the historic First Universalist church of Rnxbury succumbed to fire. The loss In money was only about $20,000, but deep regret is caused by the untimely end of this famous temple of worship. The church stood like a sentinel at the union of half a dozen streets, looking down from its elevation with the dignified state of its j colonial architecture. " The church was built in lt20on the site of Gov. Dudley's 1 old mansion. ' I Trncetl to it Tolitlt. Detective Silcox of Philadelphia, after a search of several months, has found the body of Mrs. Alphonso Jacobs in a vault at Bennington. Mrs. Jacobs deserted her husband and child and eloped with Silas E. Moon last September. The couple were married at Amsterdam, N. Y., Nov. HI, and after a varied pilgrimage, arrived at North Adams, where the woman became ill and died. Her body was buried at Ben nington. When the lid of the coffin was raised to enable the detective to identify the remains, a picture of the deserted hus band and child was found clasped in Mrs. Jacobs'shand. The physician who attended the woman said she repeatedly kissed the photograph as she lay dying. Itrooklyii .Society ol erintiiilrra. The Brooklyn society of Vermonters held ielr fourth annual dinner Wednes day evening. The speakers of the evening were all natives of Vermont. Before the dinner began a letter was read from Sena tor Morrill, stating that he was sick and could not be present. Amonu those pres ent were: C. A. Tinker, R. .1. Kimball, George McCullough, Col. A. F. Walker, II. L. Benedict, A. E. Chandler, William White, Dr. Webster and Mr. Boody. .Ml. .Minimi's tierliMf ys Itlllcil. Nineteen of e-Vice Pre-ideni Morton's herd of Guernsey cows which were infected with tuberculosis, were killed Wednesday at his farm near Rhlnebeck. N. Y. The animals were valued at $7000. Three thousand tailors, representing over 500,000 employes and employers, met in Cooper union, New York, last night to protest against the Wilson bill. The United States Senate passed yester day a bill appropriating $40,000 for an equestrian monument to Gen. John Stark, tho hero of the battle of Bennington, to be erected in the city of Manehester, N. II. The Saxonville, Mass., woolen mills start Monday, Jan. 2!), after a shut-down of nine weeks, with a full force, 250 employes, and no reduction in wages. The mills manufacture yarns for the Roxbury Carpet company. Nelson Beardsley, the oldest bank pres ident In the United States, died Monday at Auburn, N. Y., aged 8(1. Mr. Beardsley was a graduate of Yale college, a lawyer by profession, and was at onetime the part ner of Wm. II. Seward. Mr. Beardsley had been president of the Cayuga county national bank since 18-13, and was con nected with other Institutions. Mr. Beards ley's brother, Roswell Beardsley of North Lansing, is one of the oldest postmasters in the United States, having held the office since the early part of John Qulncy Ad ams's administration. Thanks That there Is nn North. South. East or West for Sizodond. Everyone with a mouth needs It It is geod for hniiHiis everywhere In the homes of Text"., on the plains or the l'a.-Ille coast, and way ill) In the once disputed Aroostook region Drug gists keep it PIANOS on easy A irTLl II J4J payments) entlrelvntuReL "i"" My rUk ofJda'" n transit and tho piano is to be fMti 7 Ty to ,r ?ou need not keeP it- Will explain evervthiml fully it you write u. Slightly used pianos at reduced prices. 6 tafttt r ,,tt,e U'ed and eoo" IVER5 & PONDiPIANO CO., l'aiilm of Protection. Ilv A. PnoDidAL. From the SprlnRdeld Itcporter.l Tell us not, ye Cobden minions, Protection is an empty dream, A bird that soars on borrowed pinions, A tadpole lost in free-trade stream. Your free trode stream requires no Daniel To see 'tis dammed; while many sjiots Would Indicate 'twill leave Its channel And (low hap har.ard "cross the lots. You care tint now that things remind us The worklnj man hns little chance, "That parsing weeks Just leate behind us lllpcer patches 011 our pan s." Patches that bespeak another Stranded reck on free-trade shores. These voleelehs mouths may warn some brother To shun j our clan foreter more. You promised work ami lietter af;es. Flee traders, thus 5011 fooled us twice. To Idle millions now ) 011 suces Say Lite on soup and three-cent rice." Don't think us lot In vain repining Though dusky clouds athwart us roll, We see Inscribed on sllter llnlnc Your hobbled steed will mlsti the Roal. You roll our protest hut a whlsier To the roaring of the wa, Or the cadence of a vet per 'Mid the whirlwind raj-lnc free; Hut pass your make-shift Wilson blunder, Cast our petitions all aside, Then hear a voice, this time of thunder, "Free trade humbug, thou hast lied !' What next ' As David fair and slender Ills buiTKart slew w Ith iehhle small. We'll smite your Congress In the tender And have you In the soup next fall. Then with McKlnley up und doing While legions chant his modest lay. Still converting, still pursuing.. Protection, "you bet," will "come to stay." o. E. w. A Very t'lMvrlroitie liiiinlf;ritiit. Terrible stoiies are told of the Russian thistle, for the extermination of which the government Is asked by a North Dakota senator to appropriate $1,000,000. The pest was taken to North Dakota In the seed grain of some Muscovite immigrants, and has spread within a few years over the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. It is a plant of as tonishing vigor and fecundity, growing up and outward rapidly "to the size of a 'sod cabin," shading surrounding crops and monopolizing the moisture and nutriton of the soil, and then scattering its seeds far and wide on every' wind. So tough and poisonous are Its prickles that men and animals are said to be compelled to wear sheet-iron bootlegs in passing through the thistle fields, and it Is related that in Si beria the plant has simply conquered large stretches of land and driven agriculture away from it. Heroic measures are de manded to cope with this scourge, says Senator Hansbrough, and if all that Is said is true, such is the case. Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher, who is a reg ular attendant at Plymouth church, of which her husband was the first pastor, was taken ill during the service last Sun day ami was obliged to leave the church. Mrs. Beecher is 82 years old, but she has had several attacks of sudden faintness during the past few years. The recent death of the widow of the Novelist Thackeray recalls the fact, little known and less talked about, that after the birth of their two daughters her mind be came injured, and she was cared for at Leigh, where she died. The affliction tinged with sorrow the whole work of Thackeray's late life. He was only 52 years of age when he died in 1S03, while the wife lived to reach her 75th year. COUCHES COUCHES We can make you to sjs-cial order the finest bed couch on the market. Have you seen them They make an elegant piece of furniture by day and the very best of Ms at night. Why not have one madev BEDSTEADS. Full line all styles and prices. Another Great Bargain A short time ago Me had a large oak stand that we sold at the lou price of ?'-S cents We have another of the same Kind and asthis isthe last lot tie shall have. We would tulvtsu an early call us a bargain of this kind is not to he found every day. RETTING BROTHERS, MARKET REPORTS. BOSTON. Jan. 19-There was a little demand for tine fresh creamery but sales In a large way could not lie made over 25 cents. All the lotte'r grades were In buyers' favor and ranged from 15 to lh cents. Eggs, 10 to IP cents. Chickens, 7 to Ucents perpouiid. ItrHttlrboro I'rirra Current. WnOI.E8.tLK. Potatoes, V bu Beans, Butter, V ft.. 115 Hides ft., 3 2a210 Calfskins, each, 35aK 22as!8 l'ork, dressed. ji 12 Ueef " iu.o uneese. Eggsdoz,, 27 Mutton, live wt., 3a4 Maple Sugar.cake 3al2 Veal, " 4Uai MapleSyrup, 75aW Chickens, " jjair HKTAIL. Potatoes, V bu 75 Tea, Japan, ft., JSa70 Butter,! ft., 25a.W " Oolong; " 4uiso Cheese, " IlalC . Hyson " 40a&5 fjKB". puoi., s lioued O ,!ea., 60 Morasses, gal., 40a70 Haw " 'r.r"''' Maple Syrup, 6Jal 00 Kerosene, " lOasa Sugar, refined, 6H Hay, loose, ton $15a20 o , mmaPle' haH HaJ'. baIl. " J18a$20 Salt.T.I . Wbu., CO Wood. cord, 4 00a50o Flour, roller pro- Mixed Feed. 1 OOallo cess, p bbl., 4 Siaf, 00 Kye meal, lh 03 Flour.patent, 5 00a5 50 CottonseedM'l 1 40al 45 Corn, .ViaBO Bran, 95al 10 Corn, Northern, UlatB Linseed Oil M" MSalSO Oata.Hbu., 45a50 Provender, 1 15al SO Meal.tSewt,, uoal 15 Middlings, 1 OOal 25 bolted. 1 30a J 35 Orshani meal ft 03 OUR JANUARY Marh-Doivn Sale of Fur Coals AND Ladies' Ftir Capes. MS e have 15 Fur Coats left in our store; one plain dog; please remember this is no goat, but a plain dog undyed. Our price today is $11.00 to close. Look arovmd, then come in and look us over and you will see that the cash is what does the business. Here go three IVombats, all new goods this season. 0lr price in this sale is $iq. Come and look them over; they are all right, well lined and quilted. One fine coon left; our pidce today is $65. It is no pidce for it but being the only one leftzve don t want to carry it over. If low prices for the best made goods pos sible is any object give us a call. MS e have only a few la dies capes left and you can buy them and all our muffs at your own prices but please dont forget your cash. Men's Fur Caps at 75 Cents. STARKE Y & CO., Hatters and Furriers, Hooker Block. JOB PRINTING. Work clone in a Workmanlike manner by Workmen We have all modern facilities for the rapid production of Good Printing, and can therefore do it at a reasonable price. Printing coming from the Phoenix Job Printing Office has the appearance of being "up with the times." Isn't that the way it should look ? Won't a stranger get a better impression of you and your business if yours looks that way ? If you think so, remember us when you are ready to place your next order. It will cost no more, perhaps less. CARDBOARD, PAPER AND ENVELOPE The Phoenix Job Printing Office, E. L. HILDRETH & CO., Harmony Block, who know their busir.csfes Brattleboro, Vt. P ' ti 17:3 OB 'An. 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