THE VERMONT PHOENIX, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1894.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Many are 111.
The 9lelghlng continues excellent.
Lieut. Gatchell is able to bo out again.
Dea. Warner was taken suddenly ill on
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
, The friends of Rev. Mr. Wilbur will be
1 sorry to learn that his health Is seriously
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 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
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.
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
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.
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.
.Mini)- Mud, in- ( iimioi r Arrniuiiin.
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
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."
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
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
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.
Woinii Miss llrown
Men-A. Ilntrs, llenrv llngcs, H. W. L'nn
noli, M. 1. Hon land, J V (illTonl & Co, ,Ii'rr
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,
.,,!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,.
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
$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
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
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.
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
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
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
ItrHttlrboro I'rirra Current.
Potatoes, V bu
Butter, V ft..
115 Hides ft., 3
2a210 Calfskins, each, 35aK
22as!8 l'ork, dressed. ji
12 Ueef " iu.o
Eggsdoz,, 27 Mutton, live wt., 3a4
Maple Sugar.cake 3al2 Veal, " 4Uai
MapleSyrup, 75aW Chickens, " jjair
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
of Fur Coals
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.
Work clone in a
Workmanlike manner by
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.,
who know their busir.csfes
Brattleboro, Vt. P '
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